We spoke with 4 younger filmmakers about the way forward for movie, and so they’re not followers of TikTok; Sony introduces a brand new quick movie competitors with money prizes; R.I.P. Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino; Arizona is getting a model new movie and TV studio to benefit from its new tax incentives. All in right now’s Movie News Rundown.
The Future of Film: We spoke to 4 younger filmmakers — ages 18-22 — about the way forward for movie — and so they saved shocking us. For instance: Though they’re of prime TikTok age, all want full-length function movies. “TikTok and online video stuff is not an escape the way that movies are,” says Foxhole filmmaker Jack Fessenden. “They just remind you more and more of your own peer group and maybe the ways in which you don’t fit in.” The different filmmakers are Hellbender co-director Zelda Adams, Therapy Dogs director Ethan Eng, and Avalon Fast, whose DIY girl-horror movie Honeycomb performed final night time on the Fantasia Film Festival.
Acacia Building New Arizona Film Studio: Arizona has most of the identical cinematic benefits as neighbors California and New Mexico, each of that are movie and TV powerhouses. But it has by no means approached their ranges of success. The state hopes that will change with the just lately handed Motion Picture Production Program invoice, which beefs up the state’s beforehand weak tax incentives for movie and TV productions. Now Acacia Filmed Entertainment plans to develop a brand-new studio lot. Read our full story right here, particularly should you’re a filmmaker contemplating a shoot in Arizona.
A Danish Filmmaker’s Perspective on U.S. Healthcare: I used to be fascinated speaking to Swamp Lion writer-director Torben Bech about how a bunch of Scandanavians shot a neo-Western film in a number of dusty cities on the Texas border. He instructed me how, after rising up with free healthcare in Denmark, he acquired fairly a shock when he moved to California and realized the implications of getting sick or injured with out health insurance coverage. So he made a film a few Texan father who resorts to smuggling medication with the intention to pay for his son’s most cancers remedies. Read all about it right here.
Indy Shorts Winners: In addition to taking residence Indy Shorts Fest’s Pioneering Spirit Award, honoree Coleman Domingo additionally took residence the Audience Choice Awards for his shorts “New Moon” and “North Star” this weekend. Read the full list of Academy Award qualifying winners here.
New Opportunity for Short Filmmakers: Sony has began a brand new annual awards program for brief movies known as the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards. It’s free to enter and the purpose is to raise unique voices from around the globe. Thirty filmmakers can be chosen for the primary annual awards on Feb. 23 and flown out to Los Angeles, the place six winners chosen by a jury will obtain money prizes. And after the awards ceremony, all 30 filmmakers will get to take part in workshops and panels led by Sony executives. The deadline to use is December 13, and you can apply here.
R.I.P. Paul Sorvino: The beloved Goodfellas actor has died on the age of 83. He is survived by his spouse Dee Dee, in addition to his daughter Mira Sorvino, who tweeted: “My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed. My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend.”
Luca Guadagnino’s Cannibal Movie: Bones and All, Guadagnino’s much-talked-about cannibal love story starring Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell as a pair of disenfranchised drifters, is heading to the Venice Film Festival. “There is something about the disenfranchised, about people living on the margins of society that I am drawn toward and touched by. I love these characters,” he told Deadline. “The heart of the movie is tender and affectionate towards them.”
I’ll Leave You With This: An excellent scene of Sorvino in Goodfellas.
Main Image: Paul Sorvino in Goodfellas