Norman Lear on Board to Produce For Another Time

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Norman Lear and his producing partner Brent Miller of Act III Productions have teamed up with Juan Pablo Di Pace of Momento Films to launch Di Pace’s LGBTQ+ romantic drama, “For Another Time,” which will be filmed in Duino, Italy. , and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lear and Miller previously produced the Mexican film “Te Llevo Conmigo” (I’ll Take You With Me) and the documentary “Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go For It.”

Di Pace, who also stars in the film, based “For Another Time” on events in his own life, and it will be co-directed with editor Andres Pepe Estrada. Di Pace appeared in “Fuller House,” “Mamma Mia!” The Movie” and the upcoming “The Mattachine Family”.

Besides Lear and Miller, executive producers include Massimiliano Milic, CEO of Terroir Films; and Kent Gibbons. The producers are Juan Pablo Di Pace; Kristen Carroll, Founder and CEO of SpoPro/Spotlight Productions and Immaterial Media; Guillermo Escalona; and Margret Hiddleston and Stephanie Slack of Off Camera Entertainment.

“For Another Time” is a coming-of-age story set in past and present timelines, following a queer filmmaker, Matías (played by both Di Pace and a young actor), who receives an unexpected invitation to see the family that marked his past forever.

Production Designer Ida Random to Receive Art Directors Guild Achievement Award

Production designer Ida Random, best known for her work on “Rain Man,” “The Big Chill” and “Silverado,” will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 26th edition of the ADG Awards.

The awards ceremony returns to a live event on March 5 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom. The award will honor Random’s outstanding range of distinctive designs for an array of films created over four decades. This is the third of four Lifetime Achievement Awards given out by the Art Directors Guild. The announcement was made today by ADG Chairman Nelson Coates, ADG, and awards producer Michael Allen Glover, ADG.

“The Art Directors Guild is honored to name Ida Random the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022. Random has worked as a prolific production designer with some of the most accomplished directors of our time – James L. Brooks , Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan , Barry Levinson, Justin Lin ― on iconic films that span a wide range of genres and styles, from the seminal Silverado western to the emotionally nuanced Rain Man, to the action franchise The Fast and the Furious, the stunning range and breadth of Ida Random’s pioneering career can only be called breathtaking,” said Mark Worthington, Chairman of the Council of Artistic Directors.

David Lynch produced ‘The Other Me’ distributed by Gravitas

Gravitas Ventures, an Anthem Sports & Entertainment company, has acquired the North American rights to Giga Agladze’s thriller, “The Other Me.” Starring Jim Sturgess, Rhona Mitra, Orla Brady and Executive produced by David Lynch, “The Other Me” is set for release February 4.

An architect is diagnosed with a rare eye disease, throwing him into a surreal reality in which he sees people’s true motivations. As the visions become intolerable, he falls in love with a mysterious woman and confronts the truth about his own identity.

“Gravitas is thrilled to be able to release ‘The Other Me,’ which is an incredibly creative and nuanced mystery that we know audiences will love,” said Brett Rogalsky, head of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.

Gravitas Ventures Head of acquisitions Brett Rogalsky brokered the deal with Grigol Sidamonidze and Giga Agladze.

Japan House Los Angeles Announces “MA in Japanese Film” Webinar with Ryūsuke Hamaguchi

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles announces “MA in Japanese Film: In Conversation with Film Director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi”, the final webinar in its Rethinking of MA webinar series. Award-winning filmmaker Hamaguchi – whose film ‘Drive My Car’ is shortlisted for this year’s Oscars in the Best International Feature category – joins series hosts Professors Hitoshi Abe of UCLA and Ken Tadashi Oshima of the University from Washington in a conversation exploring the role of mastery in Japanese films. The online event takes place on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. PST.

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ gets an Imax reissue

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” gets a re-release on Imax starting Wednesday in multiple markets, with tickets sold through AMC. Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel received an ASC nomination on Tuesday for his work on the Apple Original Films/A24 production, which was shot in black and white. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in the Joel Coen film.

Burbank 30 and Century City 15 in Los Angeles, Lincoln Square 13 in New York, North Point 12 in Atlanta, Barton Creek 14 in Austin and Common 19 in Boston are among the film’s screening locations. Other cities include Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, and Houston.

American Artists Announce 2022 American Fellows

United States Artists (USA) has announced its 2022 USA Fellows. This year, sixty-three artists from ten creative disciplines will receive unlimited cash prizes of $50,000. The award honors their creative achievements and supports their continued artistic and professional development. The USA Fellows class of 2022 is the largest in the organization’s sixteen-year history. The US Fellowships are awarded to artists at all stages of their careers and from all regions of the country through a rigorous nomination and panel selection process.

Scholarships are awarded in the following disciplines: architecture and design, crafts, dance, cinema, media, music, theater and performance, traditional arts, visual arts and writing. Film scholarship recipients include: Assia Boundaoui Bridgeview, IL & Chicago, IL, Elegance Bratton, Baltimore, MD, Ekwa Msangi, Brooklyn, NY, Diane Paragas, Brooklyn, NY and Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Miami, FL.

Locksmith Animation Options The New York Times Best-Selling Novels by Marissa Meyer “The Lunar Chronicles”

Locksmith Animation announced today that it has tapped into Marissa Meyer’s best-selling The Lunar Chronicles novel series, including Cinder, 2012; Scarlet, 2013; Cress, 2014, and Winter 2015, published by Feiwel & Friends. The series, which focuses on a reimagining of classic fairy tale heroines, has been causing a stir since the publication of the first volume on January 3, 2012.

The Lunar Chronicles is set in a futuristic, pandemic-ridden world where Earth and its former colony Luna exist in a perpetual state of turmoil and tension. In Cinder, the first book, a teenage cyborg named Cinder (based on “Cinderella”) deals with her evil stepmother, finds love, and uncovers secrets about herself. As the series continues, Cinder forges an alliance with Scarlet, a spaceship pilot; Cress, an imprisoned hacker, and Winter, a moon princess. With a diverse crew including a soldier, a criminal and a royal guard, they must work together to rise up against the evil queen Levana to save the country and maybe even the world.

Doug Jones Honored at MUAHS Awards

Award-winning actor Doug Jones has been named the recipient of the inaugural The Chair Award from the Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706).

The Chair Award will be presented by actress Sonequa Martin-Green, Jones’ co-star in “Star Trek: Discovery.” The MUAHS Awards Gala, recognizing outstanding achievement by makeup artists and hairstylists in film, television, commercials and theater, will be held February 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Jones was the first romantic amphibian man in Guillermo del Toros’ “The Shape of Water.” Equally well-hidden, he played the double role of Pan and Pale Man in another Oscar-winning film – “Pan’s Labyrinth”. He was the Silver Surfer in “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and the blue fish-man Abe Sapien in “Hellboy” and “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”.

Academy launches ‘Seen’ series focused on Latino artists and filmmakers

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the launch of the new “Seen” interview series. Argentine-American journalist, director, writer and producer Nick Barili sits down for one-on-one conversations with some of the most influential artists and filmmakers with Latin American and Spanish roots. The first season of the web series will feature Academy members John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria and Oscar nominee Edward James Olmos (“Stand and Deliver”), as they discuss their personal journeys, culture and breaking down barriers in cinema.

Leguizamo will direct the first episode as he explores his beloved city of New York and maneuvers in the industry during his long career, also covering the topics of colorism and symbolism. The first episode is available now and the next one is due out on February 7th.

Watch the first trailer below:

The New York Film Critic’s Circle is holding a ceremony for March 16

The New York Film Critics Circle has announced that the previously postponed 2022 awards ceremony has been postponed and will now take place on March 16 at TAO Downtown.

Winners, announced late last year, included ‘Drive My Car’ for Best Picture, Jane Campion for Best Director and Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor for ‘Power of the Dog’, and Lady Gaga for best actress for “House of Gucci.

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