Sundance-Winning Filmmaker A.V. Rockwell Signs with Prettybird – Film News in Brief
Prettybird has announced A.V. Rockwell signed with the commercial and music video representation company. Rockwell’s feature film debut, “A Thousand and One,” won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance film festival. Prior to her feature film, Rockwell directed for television, and her award-winning short film “Feathers” was released by Searchlight Pictures and is now available to stream on the Criterion Channel.
Rockwell joins Prettybird’s award-winning roster of filmmakers, including “Everything Everywhere All At Once” Academy Award-winning duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (also known as “The Daniels”), Janicza Bravo (“Zola”) and comedy duo Tim & Eric.
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“I am so excited to have A.V. join the roster. I have been following her work for years and have always been in awe of her ability to tell stories rooted in truth with intensity and intimacy – in both her written and visual language. She is a force in every way who is only beginning to unleash her power,” said Prettybird president, Ali Brown.
Sony Pictures Film Slate Shake-Up: ‘My Ex-Friend’s Wedding,’ ‘Horrorscope’ Land in 2024, ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon,’ ‘They Listen’ Pushed
Sony Pictures has made updates to their domestic release calendar, pushing back the dates for some films by nearly a year. Newly added dates include:
“Psycho Pass: Providence” —July 14, 2023 (Limited Release)
“My Ex-Friend’s Wedding” —May 10, 2024
“Horrorscope” —June 28, 2024
Release dates that have been moved include:
“Harold and the Purple Crayon” —Aug. 2, 2024 (previously June 30, 2023)
“They Listen” —Aug. 30, 2024 (previously Aug. 25, 2023)
Nancy Baker Cahill Partners With Cosm to Create ‘SEEK’ For ‘Shared Reality,’ a New Immersive Art Experience
Nancy Baker Cahill announced a new partnership with technology, media and entertainment company Cosm, to create “SEEK” for Cosm’s new immersive art experience, “Shared Reality.”
Baker Cahill’s new visual narrative piece, “SEEK”, is a Cosm Studios original, and was created exclusively for Cosm. “SEEK” will dissolve the interface between the viewer, lens and content, and per the press release, “Audiences will be asked to ‘seek’ in both the literal and philosophical sense: to discern, grapple with, and imagine interconnected and entangled worlds.” The interactive experience will invite audiences to take a journey within abstract landscapes through both camouflaged imagery and sound.
“My work signals the direct connection between drawing and cinema, much of which will be present in the piece. Cosm’s cutting-edge LED canvas provides a contemporary iteration of the cave, only in this case, at scale, with a state-of-the-art sound system, and an unprecedented ability to play with light and moving image,” said Baker Cahill. “[Cosm] is completely enhancing how we, as audiences, can experience immersive art without the need to outsource imagination, and I am thrilled to work together to redefine and push the standard of multi-sensory storytelling in an entirely new format.”
The first exhibit will open in Los Angeles in Spring 2024.
San Francisco Frameline Film Festival Releases 2023 Lineup
Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival has revealed this year’s full lineup, including an opening night appearance from Sofia Coppola for Andrew Durham’s “Fairyland.” This year marks the 47th edition of the San Francisco festival, making it one of the longest running LGBTQ film festivals in the world.
The lineup is set to include 24 world and U.S. premieres. The festival is adding their first Oakland Opening Night and Centerpiece, which will feature Hannah Pearl Utt’s “Cora Bora” featuring Megan Stalter. The Pride Kickoff film will be Jordan Danger’s “God Save the Queens” starring drag icon Alaska, who will be performing at the afterparty.
Frameline47 will take place on June 14-24 with a streaming encore from June 24-July 2.
Producers Guild Sets 2024 Awards Date, Schedule and Location
The Producers Guild of America has set its awards timeline for the 35th Producers Guild Awards with ceremony set to take place on Feb. 25, 2024, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.
The PGA Awards also announced eligibility dates and a calendar for the next awards season. The eligibility window must include programming that has premiered between Jan. 1, and Dec. 31 to be considered for the 2024 awards.
The 35th annual PGA Awards have divided the key dates between TV, theatrical motion pictures and documentary pictures. Here are those key dates:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
Submissions Open for Documentary Motion Pictures
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023
Submissions Open for Television Programs (Television Series/Specials; Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures; Sports, Children’s and Short Form)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2023
Submissions Open for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Motion Pictures
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023
Nominations Voting Opens
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2023
Nominations Voting Closes Sports, Children’s and Short Form
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2023
Nominations Voting Closes for Television Series/Specials and Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2023
Nominations Voting Closes for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Motion Pictures
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2023
Nominations Announced for Documentary Motion Pictures
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023
Nominations Announced for Sports, Children’s and Short Form
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2024
Nominations Announced for Theatrical Motion Pictures; Animated Motion Pictures; Television Series/Specials; Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2024
Final Voting Opens for Theatrical Motion Pictures; Animated Motion Pictures; Documentary Motion Pictures; Television Series/Specials; Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024
Final Voting Opens for Sports, Children’s and Short Form
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2024
Final Voting Closes at 2:00 p.m. (PT) for Sports, Children’s and Short Form
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2024
Final Voting Closes at 2:00 p.m. (PT) for Theatrical Motion Pictures; Animated Motion Pictures; Television Series/Specials; Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures
Directors Guild of America Now Accepting Submissions for Annual DGA Student Film Awards
The Directors Guild of America is calling for submissions in their 29th annual DGA Student Film Awards. These awards highlight the work of current and recent higher-education film students. Awards are divided into categories for African American, Asian American, Latino, women and documentary filmmakers, each with a prize of $2,500.
Previous DGA Student Film Award winners include Ryan Coogler, director of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Black Panther,” “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station”; Patricia Riggen, director of “Law & Order SVU,” “Dopesick” and “Surveillance”; and Jon M. Chu, director of “In the Heights,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Now You See Me 2.”
Eligible films must be made between September 2022 through August 2023, and be a student-produced project supervised by a faculty member. The application period runs through Oct. 9, 2023.
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