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FYC Scripts 1/26/2022

Deadline Supplied With More FYC Screenplay PDFs, including
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Power Of The Dog
No Time To Die
The House Of God (bilingual)
Raya And The Last Dragon
House Of Gucci


American Cinema Editors Bestow Career Achievement Awards To Film Editors Lillian E. Benson, ACE and Richard Chew, ACE


Disney: To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”


Peter Dinklage Comments To Marc Maron: “I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. You’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me. You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that fucking backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the fuck are you doing man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”

ASC 2022

American Society Of Cinematographers Nominates Debonnel, Fraser, Laustsen, Wegner, Zambarloukos, With Spotlight for Titane, Pig, Jockey

Goldstein Talks Fest Bosses

“We do feel we have to safeguard that film experience. I talk to my friends at streamers all the time to remind them. And Netflix and Amazon are very cognizant of preserving theatrical, especially for the filmmakers they want to work with.”
“It’s important to see what the horizon looks like for screen media, yet there’s a danger in casting that net too widely. But every time there’s handwringing about the death of movies, great movies come out to prove that wrong, and we’re here to support those artists. Films are the core of who we are as an organization.”
“One thing on a lot of festival directors’ minds for a while has been that the traditional arthouse audience — where a lot of the audience for festivals comes from — is aging. They’re trying to entice younger audiences.”
Gregg Goldstein Garners Visions Of The Future Of Film Fests From Current Bosses Of Sundance, Telluride, Toronto, SXSW and Tribeca

French windows

“After months of heated debates and clashes, the French film industry has set new windowing rules for movies that are released in local theaters. The rules will apply to exhibitors, pay and free TV channels and subscription-based services. Netflix is the only streamer to have signed the agreement and will therefore benefit from having access to fresh movies 15 months after their theatrical release, in comparison to the 36 months under previous windowing guidelines.”


On Getting Distribution For Sundance Secret Film Navalny: “This is a really scary movie. This is a really scary story. I think it was frightening for a lot of people. If you want to do business in Russia, this is a film that was radioactive. You could not go near it. We understood that we had to have partners who both appreciated the magnitude of what we were trying to accomplish, but were not afraid of the undertaking… The sequel that I wanna make, which I might have to shoot in 10 or 15 or 20 or 25 or 30 years, is the story of a single day in Russia where there is an inauguration for President Navalny.


New China Online Release Severs Fight Club Ending

New China Online Release Severs Thirty Minutes Of Fight Club And Slashes Ending

Online Film Critics

Twenty-fifth Online Film Critics Awards Go Big Dog: Best Picture, Campion, Cumberbatch, Smit-McPhee, Dunst

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson: “Of course there’s things that are stressful in terms of like, ‘Okay, how do we do this? How do we get around this problem and save money?’ All the things that are so unsexy about making movies, but then I feel better about it. I feel like every single decision that is made can be made with artistic integrity, it can be creative. It can be, ‘Okay, how do we make this work but still push the boundaries a little bit, still reach the hearts that need to be reached?’ It’s not about control. It’s about contribution. It’s about collaboration. It’s about really reaching for an idea and sticking to it and maintaining the integrity of whatever story is trying to be told.”

Sondheim Estate: $75 Million

Sondheim Estate Estimated At $75 Million

Glenn Kenny Res Dogs

Glenn Kenny On Sundance’s Reservoir Dogs At 30

Karin Chien

Karin Chien Keynotes Sundance: “We’re at a point when more money is available to make movies and television than ever. Yet we producers find ourselves organizing for the right simply to be paid. We fight to receive a nonzero number. There’s nothing more important we can do for our tribe than to hold onto our value, for each other. Solidarity is not an exclusive event. So to the writers and directors who are listening, please ask your producers what we are being paid. And if there isn’t parity, do something! Make noise. Create good trouble. Do the things every storyteller at Sundance is celebrated for – question, subvert, interrogate. This is especially necessary if you stand in greater privilege. I’m in a fight right now for parity. The systemic devaluation that I internalized working as an independent producer helped sustain an environment of outrageously unequal compensation when I went to work at a tech company. In Silicon Valley, equity is not a metaphor. Take a moment to search for ‘equity gap Silicon Valley.’ The data is just starting to surface.”

Sony Bob

“Columbia Records and Rob Stringer have been nothing but good to me for many, many years and a whole lot of records. I’m glad that all my recordings can stay where they belong.”

Sony Buys All Of Bob Dylan’s Music

Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler Was 73


On The Passing Of San Francisco’s Castro Theater As “LGBTQ Safe Space”


Almodóvar On Fascists In Spain: “What they are doing is revisiting and revising what happened. They are telling the civil war history from their ideology, which is totally Francoist in nature. It’s really important for people to be able to make this distinction between the truth and fake news. The expression ‘fake news’ falls short of what they are doing with these lies. I’d love to say I don’t fear that there may be a return of fascism, but I think that might be going too far. We certainly have to understand the importance of the fact we have Vox now in politics. That we have a far-right party which is now the third political force here is unbearable, and unacceptable.”

Artist Jean-Claude Mézières Was 83

Artist Jean-Claude Mézières Was 83

Hope for Sundance

Ted Hope On Virtual Sundance: “There seems to be a subtext to many of the films this year of ‘stay HOME’ as if you leave you will either get eaten, harassed, haunted, killed or find yourself longing for it no matter where else you are. Perhaps the pandemic has infected the hearts and minds of everything.”