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Quendrith Johnson is filmfestivals.com Los Angeles Correspondent covering everything happening in film in Hollywood... Well, the most interesting things, anyway.
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WGA Video Game Writer Noms -- Yes, We Do Care

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent in about 10 years, ten months or ten minutes we will all care about the WGA's Video Game Writer nominees, depending on how much further games eclipse movies in revenue totals. Movies may have BO, but games smell like money. Video Game Writers will one day get their due.Until then, the WGA nominees for Video Games are:Still Nameless: But What a Sexy Statue 2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDSVIDEOGAME WRITING NOMINEES DO MATTER! The winner of this year’s...

WGA Screenwriter Noms Are Here

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent  Just went you thought it was all fun and games and 3D at the movies, the WGA today announced its top choices for Screenwriting -- in advance of their WGA Award Show coming up in February. There are so many award-worthy movies, but as always, the comedy category gets a big snub.  What about THE OTHER GUYS?  And the nominees are...  2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS SCREEN NOMINEES BUT COMEDY OVERLOOKED? Still No Name?: ...

Academy Wants You: "Invited to Share the Oscars?!"

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oscar Goes Public?: As If!  As everyone with a pulse knows, the Academy Awards annual Oscar ceremony is fairly exclusive. They even provide journalists with a list of ways the image of the show can be used and how the material must be presented. But this year, something unusual is happening in Hollywood. Behind the scenes, the Oscar marketing machinery is either missing a cog or has thrown together a whole new internal mechanism ...

EXCLUSIVE: Lara Flynn Boyle & Dermot Mulroney Talk WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Lara Flynn Boyle & Dermot Mulroney: Seems Like Old Times Last night Lara Flynn Boyle and Dermot Mulroney met up for a one-night screening of the 1992 teen classic WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU in support of The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), which celebrated its 30th Anniversary by naming "30 Most Significant Independent Films," DAY being one of them. The movie starred some of big headliners before they ma...

Exclusive Interview: Gore Vidal, Friend of the Country, Champions THE ENEMY OF THE SMILE

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent On Pearl Harbor Day, literary lion Gore Vidal, 85, allowed a rare exclusive interview at the offices of Dr. Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Vidal made himself available to discuss Dr. Nowzari's documentary THE ENEMY OF THE SMILE that "addresses the serious global dental health issue of early-in-life oral infection" (the bacterium known as AA, according to Nowzari), as well as his recent missive to US Presi...

Serbian Filmmaker Darko Lungulov Talks HERE & THERE and MONUMENT to Michael Jackson

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Intro by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   HERE & THERE: Tamo i Ovde from DARKO LUNGULOV     Serbian filmmaker Darko Lungulov made his 2009 feature HERE & THERE based on personal experience as "a man with a van" in New York City.   On a DIY mission in both the making of the film and distributing it, he wove the story of being a Serbian immigrant into a rich tale of loss and love.   Using unusual talent...

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Sherman on Hits for Walt Disney, THE BOYS & Ringo Starr

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Famous brother teams are not unusual in movies, from the Coen Bros to the Hughes Bros to the Wachoski Bros, but the combination of working brothers as Oscar-winning songwriters is a little more rare. Like George and Ira Gershwin, who are credited with writing "The Great American Songbook," Richard and Robert Sherman can surely be said to have written The Great American Children's Songbook. New York-born brothers Richard Sherman (...

AFM Day 6-7: DEPARTED's Producer, TROMA Drama, "Chick Flicks Grow Up" & LITTLE OBAMA Sits Out

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent TROMA/AFM's Honcho Lloyd Kaufman: TROMA CEO Kaufman Has a Sense of Humor First a quick snapshot into the doing at the American Film Market on Day 6 -7. On deck today is DREAMAGO "Speed Dating" Pitch Session with 25 industry heavies, from J Todd Harris ofBranded Pictures Entertainment (The Kids are Alright, Bottle Shock); Stephen Nemeth-Rhino Films (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z Boys); Gerd Koelchin (Black Dahl...

AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells, Where Not to Film, Mini-Moguls Speak

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent  AFM Fin Conference: Moguls Draw a Crowd "Expected to be released in theatres in 2011" might be the most ominous phrase coming out of the 31st American Film Market, which closes on Nov. 10. It's the expectations of buyers and sellers that indicate we're in a worldwide down economy, with many expecting the worst. Not so if you are Adrien Brody, steeped in Oscar potential; and even if your film is WRECKED, someone will buy it...

AFM Day 2-3: Fries Frame, ODB, Doddle, IM Global & Hong Kong Day

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Maybe it was just a coincidence that Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow was spotted making a stealth move out of the parking structure in Santa Monica on Day 2 of the American Film Market (AFM), but today, Nov. 5, heavy hitter Gary Barber, Co-Chairman/CEO of Spyglass will join Harvey Weinsten, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Co., Nick Meyer CEO of Sierra Pictures, and Stewart Till, Chief Executive of The Icon Group in a heavy hitter rou...

SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market Premieres

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Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film MarketAFM 2010 @ Loew's: 2010 AFM Begins by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Dim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles.  Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOP...

Hollywood Film Festival Exacts Malcolm McDowell's POUND OF FLESH

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   What would the Hollywood Film Festival be without full frontal nudity? Overdressed.  This weekend, Oct. 22 - 25, the 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival & Hollywood Awards presented by STARZ managed both female and male full frontal in one fell swoop with the US debut of Tamar Simon Hoffs' POUND OF FLESH, starring Malcolm McDowell and Angus MacFayden (BRAVEHEART) with a cameo by Dee Wallace.   ...

Sharon Stone, Gore Vidal, Paul Sorvino, & Seymour Cassel on Getting High? Only in Beverly Hills

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Award Winners, Honored Guests, Turn Up for BH Film, TV & New Media Festival by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There should be a sign on elder statesman Gore Vidal that reads: "Beware! Deadly When Served A Martini." Unfortunately, at the Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival last night at the Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, guests were more likely to be familiar with the other Vidal (Vidal Sassoon).  No matter, the irascible Mr. Vidal, who has h...

EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interview

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent  Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Academy...

Hollywood Gets It Right: 2010 Media Access Awards Return After 3 Years Gone

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Friday morning Oct. 8 at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, something huge happened in "Hollywood" -- no, it wasn't a Lohan lapse or star scandal -- it was the Media Access Awards brought to you by Superman with a little help from just about every guild and association in town. Picture AFTRA, CSA, PGA, SAG, WGAw, and the Christopher Reeve Foundation, in conjunction with Friends of Californians with Disabilities and the Govern...

God, What's Up With Sharon Stone?

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Q: What's up with Sharon Stone? A: God. No kidding.  Specifically: Elohim, IHVH (i.e.; the Tetragrammaton), Allah, Mohammed, Vishnu, Buddha, Krishna, Jehovah, Generic Other-Worldy Beings, A Force Greater Than Ourselves, The Universe, and L-O-V-E, in the soul sense. Apparently Ms. Beaver-shot-seen-'round-the-world has lost her baser instincts.  If this sounds cryptic, wait until you hear Stone's narration of the upcoming docume...

TORN FROM THE FLAG? Klaudia Kovacs' Film is Torn from History

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Documentary films are supposed to wake us up -- usually to some strange sub-culture (read: the world of Baby Beauty Pageants or Professional Eating Contests) -- to give a glimpse at how remarkably bizarre human beings can be. Typically with films, we're allowed to become voyeurs, stare agape at the amusing spectacle of mankind. Not so with TORN FROM THE FLAG, filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs' chronicle of the 1956 October Revolution in Hungary that...

DAVID HASSELHOFF ROASTED BY COMEDY CENTRAL: TAPIS ROUGE EXCLUSIVE

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KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMORALL:THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF DAVID HASSELHOFF(Taped Live Aug. 1, 2010, at Stage 27, SONY STUDIOS, Culver City, Calif.) by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent At Comedy Central's live taping of David Hasselhoff's Roast, there's a life-like, wildly outsized human replica of of the Hoff, complete with Baywatch red shorts and... uh, back hair. The fake Hoff is grinning from ear-to-ear, popping electric blue eyes and that unmistakeable Hoff-coif.  They ev...

Dylan McDermott Goes DARK BLUE Again

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  DYLAN MCDERMOTT GOES DARK BLUE AGAIN:But Will This Series Kill Venice, CA? (Or Just a Become Another Hit for TNT)By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Once in a while a writer has to right a wrong; specifically last year's Summer set visit to the explosive Abbott-Kinney, Venice location of TNT's new series DARK BLUE that stars Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott. Let's face it, writers are human; we sweat, get hungover, show up late... and sometimes, we face the ...

Las Vegas Film Festival in 110 Heat, Yes, That Sucks

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Do we give a sh*t about Vegas and its film festival? If you're Hollywood, you kind of look at it like an artifact on the artifact. A facsimile hatched together for the Sunset Boulevard  devotee/autograph-seeking/souvenir-collecting fan-based crowd.   Which is to say that in 110 F degree heat, stuck in Hooter's with a bunch of paunchy middle aged doofs looking for p-u-s-s-y, there are many other things one of the film persuasion might consider doing... laundry, for exampl...

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: A MATTER OF SIZE Opens Huge

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LOS ANGELES, CA: LAJFF ROCKS THE HOUSE WITH "SUMO" WRESTLERS FROM... ISRAEL?! By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Can you believe this for a festival opener:  a bunch of guys in Israel go FULL MONTY meets KARATE (ADULT) KID? That's what happened 8 May at the Writer's Guild Theater on Doheny when the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (8 - 13 May) rolled into town this week.A MATTER OF SIZE stars some plus-sized Israeli head-bangers who decide to parlay their heft ...

Lynn Redgrave's Boldest Interview: Looking Back on Her Career (1943 -2010)

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Lynn Redgrave Gets Personalby quendrith johnsonWhen Lynn Redgrave materializes for her interview, we're both shocked to find out that three consecutive Los Angeles-area eateries are closed because it is just after 3 pm, the apparent post-lunch witching hour. Who would miss a chance to be in the company of Lynn Redgrave, two-time Oscar® nominated actor (Gods and Monsters, 1998, Georgy Girl, 1966), Tony winner, author of the outstanding one-woman show "Shakepeare for My Father," sister ...

Mike Welch from Twilight's Eclipse Dishes Rob Pattinson

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Interview: Michael Welch on “Twi-Hards” and Not Getting Robert Pattinson's Role, PSby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentTwilight’s Michael Welch, 23, is only human. While Robert Pattinson gets to be main squeeze vampire to Kristen Stewart’s Bella, Welch admits “my character stays human in all three movies, well, hopefully four movies -- there are four books.”Since the Santa Clarita, CA, native became an actor “at age 10,” he has been counting his lucky scars ever since....

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana Give the Rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google.  This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's own personal tales be...

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