Source: Variety

Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right) will star alongside Anthony LaPaglia, Sam Neill, Sebastian Stan in a film adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1955 play A View from the Bridge.

Bridge focuses on an Italian dockworker, Eddie Carbone (LaPaglia) and his wife, Beatrice (Farmiga) as they raise their orphaned niece, Catherine (Wasikowska) in Brooklyn.

Robert Connolly (Balibo) is directing from a script by Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness).

 

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Sundance Jury Announced

Add Comment on January 18, 2011

Park City, UT - Sundance Institute today announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will also be named earlier at a ceremony on Tuesday, January 25 at Park City's Jupiter Bowl.

U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY

Jeffrey Blitz started his film career in 2002 with the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning documentary Spellbound. His fiction feature debut, Rocket Science, became his first to play the festival (Sundance, 2007; Dramatic Directing Award). He has also directed the documentary Lucky (Sundance, 2010) and multiple episodes of NBC's "The Office." In 2009, he won the Emmy for comedy directing.

Matt Groening created the longest-running comedy in television history...The Simpsons. As a cartoonist, Groening began his "Life in Hell" weekly comic strip series in the 1980's which continues to this day in newspapers nationwide.

Laura Poitras is working on a trilogy of films about America post 9/11. The first film, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Emmy Award. The second film, The Oath, received the Cinematography award at Sundance, the Grand Jury Award at Edinburgh, Special Jury prizes at Hot Docs and Full Frame, the True Vision Award at True/False, and the Gotham Award for Best Documentary. She has attended the Sundance Institute Documentary Edit Lab as both a fellow and creative advisor.

Jess Search is the Chief Executive of the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation which has given funding and support to over 60 British documentaries including Sundance films Afghan Star, The End of the Line, The Yes Men Fix the World, How Is Your Fish Today and Black Gold. Jess moderates The Good Pitch, a partnership with the Sundance Institute which connects filmmakers with NGOs, foundations and brands.

Sloane Klevin won an Emmy for her work on the feature documentary Taxi to the Dark Side. The film also won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Her latest project is Freakonomics, for which she edited segments for Alex Gibney, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

U.S. DRAMATIC JURY

America Ferrera made her Sundance Film Festival debut in 2002 with Real Women Have Curves, which earned her a Special Jury Prize for Acting. Since then, she has starred in the Festival films How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, Steel City, La Misma Luna, and The Dry Land (also an Executive Producer). America is well-known for her Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winning role as Betty Suarez in the hit television series Ugly Betty. She has starred in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Our Family Wedding, and voiced Astrid in How to Train Your Dragon. She currently serves as an Artist Ambassador for the global humanitarian organization Save the Children, most recently helping to build an elementary school in Diassadeni, Mali. She is also a member of the 2011 Sundance Institute Alumni Advisory Board.

Todd McCarthy is chief film critic for The Hollywood Reporter and for many years held the same position at Variety. He has made several documentary films, including the award-winning Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematographyand won an Emmy for writing Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer" He is currently a member of the selection committee of the New York Film Festival.

Tim Orr studied cinematography at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for David Gordon Green's first feature George Washington, and has directed photography on all of Green's films, including Sundance Award winner All the Real Girls; as well as Undertow; Snow Angels, Pineapple Express and the upcoming Your Highness. Orr also served as director of photography on Mike White's, Year of the Dog; Peter Sollett's Raising Victor Vargas, and Mark Milgard's Dandelion for which Orr was again nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Kimberly Peirce staked her place as a director of singular vision and craft with her unflinching debut feature, Boys Don't Cry, which she developed at the Sundance Institute Feature Film lab and went on to earn numerous honors including the Best Actress Oscar for the film's star, Hilary Swank, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards for Chloe Sevigny, and National Board of Review and Boston Film Critics Directing Awards for Peirce. Peirce's most recent film, Stop-Loss, is a topical and emotionally penetrating drama inspired by real-life stories of American soldiers, including her own brother, fighting in Iraq and coming home.

Jason Reitman made his directorial debut with the short film Operation at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He has directed three other films that have screened at the Festival including the short films In God We Trust and Gulp, and the feature film Thank You for Smoking. Jason has received four Academy Award nominations, two of which are for Best Director for the films Juno (2007), and Up in the Air (2009). He was also a member of the Sundance Film Festival's 2008 Short Film Jury. Jason is currently in post production on his latest directorial endeavor Young Adult. He is also a member of the 2011 Sundance Institute Alumni Advisory Board.

WORLD DOCUMENTARY JURY

Jose Padilha is a Brazilian producer, writer and director. He directed and produced the documentaries BUS 174, Garapa and Secrets of the Tribe, as well as the feature film Elite Squad, for which he won the Berlin Golden Bear.

Mette Hoffmann Meyer is head of documentaries and co-productions for Danish DR TV. Mette has commissioned and supported great award-winning films over the years from Burma VJ, The Red Chapel' The Devil came on Horseback, Taxi to the Dark Side to Please Vote for Me.

Lucy Walker has directed four award-winning feature documentaries: Devil's Playground about Amish teenagers (premiered Sundance 2002); Blindsight about blind Tibetan teenagers climbing Everest (2006); Countdown to Zero about nuclear weapons, and Wasteland which won Audience Awards at Sundance and Berlin and the IDA's Best Documentary Award.

WORLD DRAMATIC JURY

Susanne Bier made the Oscar-nominated After the Wedding (2006) and the US-produced Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), which were both hits at the domestic box office. Her latest film In a Better World (2010) is the Danish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Bong Joon-Ho is an award-winning writer-director born in South Korea. He graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Art. Film credits include Barking Dogs Never Bite; Memories of Murder; The Host ,and Mother.

Rajendra Roy joined the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art as Chief Curator in July 2007, leading the museum's film collection, preservation and exhibition efforts. In 2009, he organized the first museum retrospective of the films of Mike Nichols, and same year co-organized the exhibition "Tim Burton" which will tour internationally through 2012. He is also a member of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented annually with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

SHORT FILM JURY

Barry Jenkins is an award-winning writer/director whose feature film debut Medicine for Melancholy garnered three Spirit Award Nominations, a Gotham Award nomination as well as awards from the San Francisco International, Sarasota and Woodstock Film Festivals. The picture also earned Barry a slot amongst Filmmaker Magazine's "25 Faces of Independent Film"

Kim Morgan is a film and culture writer who authors her own site, Sunset Gun, a blog devoted to movies, music, photography and mostly, the power of cinema -- from screwball to noir, art house to grindhouse, venerated classics to poverty row rarities. She also authors MSN's movie blog, The Hitlist, and has written for Entertainment Weekly, GQ, LA Weekly, IFC, Salon and Huffington Post. She's appeared on AMC, STARZ and MTV and most recently, as guest programmer for Turner Classic Movies.

Sara Bernstein is vice president, HBO Documentary Films, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing the development and production of various documentary films for the network. As a supervising producer, her credits include the Emmy®-winning documentary films Baghdad ER, White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale; the Oscar® nominated documentary feature films Which Way Home, Burma VJ and Irag in Fragments; the Academy Award®-winning Music by Prudence and The Blood of Yingzhou District; the Emmy® nominated Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq; the Peabody and Sundance Film Festival Award winner Hear and Now; and the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy® nominated To Die in Jerusalem.

 

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BAFTA 2010 NOMINATIONS

BEST FILM
BLACK SWAN Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
INCEPTION Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
THE KING'S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin
TRUE GRIT Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
127 HOURS Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson
ANOTHER YEAR Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe
FOUR LIONS Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger
THE KING'S SPEECH Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
MADE IN DAGENHAM Nigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
THE ARBOR Clio Barnard (Director), Tracy O'Riordan (Producer)
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP Banksy (Director), Jaimie D'Cruz (Producer)
FOUR LIONS Chris Morris (Director/Writer)
MONSTERS Gareth Edwards (Director/Writer)
SKELETONS Nick Whitfield (Director/Writer)

DIRECTOR
127 HOURS Danny Boyle
BLACK SWAN Darren Aronofsky
INCEPTION Christopher Nolan
THE KING'S SPEECH Tom Hooper
THE SOCIAL NETWORK David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BLACK SWAN Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
THE FIGHTER Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
INCEPTION Christopher Nolan
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
THE KING'S SPEECH David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 HOURS Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Aaron Sorkin
TOY STORY 3 Michael Arndt
TRUE GRIT Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
BIUTIFUL Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, Fernando Bovaira
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
I AM LOVE Luca Guadagnino, Francesco Melzi D'Eril, Marco Morabito, Massimiliano Violante
OF GODS AND MEN Xavier Beauvois
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES Mariela Besuievsky, Juan José Campanella

ANIMATED FILM
DESPICABLE ME Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
TOY STORY 3 Lee Unkrich

LEADING ACTOR
JAVIER BARDEM Biutiful
JEFF BRIDGES True Grit
JESSE EISENBERG The Social Network
COLIN FIRTH The King's Speech
JAMES FRANCO 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS
ANNETTE BENING The Kids Are All Right
JULIANNE MOORE The Kids Are All Right
NATALIE PORTMAN Black Swan
NOOMI RAPACE The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
HAILEE STEINFELD True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTIAN BALE The Fighter
ANDREW GARFIELD The Social Network
PETE POSTLETHWAITE The Town
MARK RUFFALO The Kids Are All Right
GEOFFREY RUSH The King's Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
AMY ADAMS The Fighter
HELENA BONHAM CARTER The King's Speech
BARBARA HERSHEY Black Swan
LESLEY MANVILLE Another Year
MIRANDA RICHARDSON Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC
127 HOURS AR Rahman
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Danny Elfman
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON John Powell
INCEPTION Hans Zimmer
THE KING'S SPEECH Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 HOURS Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
BLACK SWAN Matthew Libatique
INCEPTION Wally Pfister
THE KING'S SPEECH Danny Cohen
TRUE GRIT Roger Deakins

EDITING
127 HOURS Jon Harris
BLACK SWAN Andrew Weisblum
INCEPTION Lee Smith
THE KING'S SPEECH Tariq Anwar
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara
BLACK SWAN Thérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson
INCEPTION Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
THE KING'S SPEECH Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
TRUE GRIT Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

COSTUME DESIGN
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Colleen Atwood
BLACK SWAN Amy Westcott
THE KING'S SPEECH Jenny Beavan
MADE IN DAGENHAM Louise Stjernsward
TRUE GRIT Mary Zophres

SOUND
127 HOURS Glenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Steven C Laneri, Douglas Cameron
BLACK SWAN Ken Ishii, Craig Henighan, Dominick Tavella
INCEPTION Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
THE KING'S SPEECH John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Paul Hamblin
TRUE GRIT Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F Kurland, Douglas Axtell

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Nominees TBC
BLACK SWAN Dan Schrecker
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait'Hadi, Christian Manz
INCEPTION Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
TOY STORY 3 Nominees TBC

MAKE UP & HAIR
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Nominees TBC
BLACK SWAN Judy Chin, Geordie Sheffer
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
THE KING'S SPEECH Frances Hannon
MADE IN DAGENHAM Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

SHORT ANIMATION
THE EAGLEMAN STAG Michael Please
MATTER FISHER David Prosser
THURSDAY Matthias Hoegg

SHORT FILM
CONNECT Samuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon
LIN Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel
RITE Michael Pearce, Ross McKenzie
TURNING Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown
UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
GEMMA ARTERTON
ANDREW GARFIELD
TOM HARDY
AARON JOHNSON
EMMA STONE

 

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

Robert Downey Jr., star of Iron Man 2 and Sherlock Holmes, is set to provide the voice for Dr. Peabody, a supersmart dog who pairs up with his "pet boy" Sherman in the forthcoming DreamWorks Animated feature based on cartoons from the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon series. The Lion King director Rob Minkoff is directing Downey from a script written by Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin, who previously worked on the big-screen Yogi Bear movie as well as The Simpsons TV series.

Dr. Peabody and Sherman are fairly little-known by contemporary audiences, who likely haven't seen the 1950s and ‘60s cartoon series where they first appeared. The show focused on Peabody and Sherman traveling through time to discover unusual (and unlikely) things about historical figures, but Minkoff indicated that the film would also include an origin story for the duo.

"Mr. Peabody is this genetic anomaly," Minkoff said. "He does have brothers and sisters, all of them non-speaking, no super-smart dogs. He's an outcast, but has overcome it by being so great at so many things."

EW said that Sherman wasn't cast yet, although from the character's description - a wide-eyed, well-meaning kid - Up costar Jordan Nagai would probably be a good choice. Meanwhile, the magazine plans to unveil the first image of DreamWorks' rendering of Downey Jr. as Peabody in their Jan. 21 issue, and indicated that the character bears a surprising resemblance to Downey's human countenance.

 

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Monday Update: Some quick Tangled stats from Disney:

* Tangled passed Disney's own Beauty and the Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the domestic box office to become the third highest-grossing release from Walt Disney Animation Studios (behind Aladdin and The Lion King).
* Tangled is the 25th most popular animated title ever released on a worldwide basis.
* Tangled is Disney's 34th title, live action or animated to cross the $200M international box-office threshold.
* Tangled is Disney's 20th animated film to gross more than $300M at the global box office.
* Tangled is Disney's 50th animated film.
* Tangled is Disney's 68th title to cross $100M at the domestic box office.
* Tangled had the #2 highest-grossing Thanksgiving weekend opening in industry history ($49.1M three-day, $69M five-day) behind Toy Story 2, (wide release 11/24/99 - $57.4M three-day, $80.1M five-day)

Sunday Update: Disney's Tangled was able to tack on $15.6 million abroad this weekend, which puts its international total at $212.5 million and its worldwide total at $393.5 million. Tangled is currently playing in 33 territories representing about 55% of the market. Expansions are coming up in U.K., South Africa, Scandinavia, Spain, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

TRON: Legacy ended up in second with $14.6 million from 45 territories and around 75% of the international market. The sci-fi flick now boasts an international total of $167.2 million and global haul of $324.1 million.

Other key international grosses:

The Tourist: $13.9 million internationally for a $122 million international cume and $186 million worldwide
Gulliver's Travels: $11 million for an international cume just shy of $100 million and $136.6 million worldwide
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: $9 million internationally for a global cume of $258.9 million.

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