Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Love & Other Drugs and Black Swan To Bookend AFI Fest

    Love & Other Drugs and Black Swan To Bookend AFI Fest

    The American Film Institute's 2010 Festival will open November 4 in Los Angeles with the world premiere of Edward Zwick's Love & Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. Closing the fest on November 11 is Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis (which opened Venice earlier this month).

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Sorkin Talks The Social Network at Harvard Q & A

    Sorkin Talks The Social Network at Harvard Q & A

    Sony is marketing the hell out of The Social Network which opens the New York Film Festival Friday night (with Harvard Club after party) and opens wide on October 1. (The NYT offers a rave; author Ben Mezrich talks to LAT, Zuckerberg talks to the NYorker.) They're also hitting the college demo hard, staging screenings in Austin, Texas, which boasts a student population of some 50,000, and at Harvard, natch, where TOH guest blogger L.M. Kit Carson saw the film and reported on the Q & A with writer Aaron Sorkin:

    Read More »
  • Jared Moshé's Blog
    0 comments

    And you wonder why there's an enthusiasm gap

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Eugene Hernandez Moves to Lincoln Center

    Eugene Hernandez is the reason I hitched my wagon to indieWIRE. He's that rare creature: an idealist. He believes in reaching out to the best of what people can be, as filmmakers, writers, webmasters, distributors or bloggers. He and indieWIRE parent SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen offered TOH a home, where I've been both ridiculously industrious--and happy.

    Read More »
  • iW NOW
    0 comments

    Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards Finalists and Judges Announced

    The five finalists and judges for the 2010 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards were made public by The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation yesterday. The finalists each submitted feature-length screenplays, and were chosen from a field of more than 200 submissions from eight California campuses. The $15,000 first prize, $7,500 second prize, $4,000 third prize, $2,000 and $1,000 honorable mentions will be awarded on Monday, November 1, at UCLA.

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments

    New York Film Festival: The Social Network

    David Fincher’s The Social Network is bookended by sequences that take up the question of whether or not its protagonist—Facebook cofounder and barely postadolescent billionaire Mark Zuckerberg—is an asshole. That the verdicts come courtesy of a series of female observers is at once unusual in light of the film’s masculine thrust (all of the major characters are young men) and perfectly apposite considering its major underlying theme. Which, by the way, has less to do with the conception and consequences of social media than a different kind of complex closed circuit: the male ego.

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments

    San Sebastian Meeting of International Film School Students

    14 schools from 12 countries participated in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. Danis Tanovic chaired the jury of students from the participating centers. Danis Tanović (Cirkus Columbus)

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments

    14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

    This festival doesn't get enough ink...who outside of N.Y. and other African Diaspora Film Festivals is aware of the films showing here? Are the acquisitions executives on top of this? It seems like the only African American films we see today are by Tyler Perry. (Exception: Precious). Here is the brief blog on Urbanworld Film Festival posted today on Huffington Post by Marlynn Snyder. Read it below.

    Read More »
  • Eric Kohn
    0 comments

    In Praise of Eug.

    Read More »
  • Jared Moshé's Blog
    0 comments

    IFP Live Streaming Panels

    Read More »