James' Blog

Academy Unveils the 2014 Documentary Shortlist

Oscar Documentary Feature shortlist has been announced!

 

ART AND CRAFT, Purple Parrot Films
THE CASE AGAINST 8, Day in Court
CITIZEN KOCH, Elsewhere Films
CITIZENFOUR, Praxis Films
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, Ravine Pictures
THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY, Luminant Media
JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, City Film
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, Absolute Clay Productions
THE KILL TEAM, f/8 filmworks
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, Moxie Firecracker Films
LIFE ITSELF, Kartemquin Films and Film Rites
THE OVERNIGHTERS, Mile End Films West
THE SALT OF THE EARTH, Decia

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Annie Schulhof’s National Board of Review Announces Year-End Awards Today

Annie Schulhof’s (she is the NBR Board President) National Board or Review announces their year end awards today.

 

My expectation is that she will honor one of the following with Best Film: AMERICAN SNIPER (WB), UNBROKEN (Universal) or SELMA (Paramount). All three of those films open on Christmas day. It comes down to free advertising for the organization as the studio promotes their film as the “National Board of Review’s Best Film” in print, television, and internet ads. That amount of press exposure generated is very much needed by

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