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ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE KAUFMAN AND “CROWDFUNDING”

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  ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE KAUFMAN AND “CROWDFUNDING” ÉCU is a strong supporter of the unbridled creativity which is afforded to indie filmmakers, but acknowledges the difficulties in financing costs. This week the spotlight is on the acclaimed American screenwriter, director and producer Charlie Kaufman, who defies conventions and creates inspiringly innovative work. In September he raised twice the $200,000 budget required to produce his upcoming animat...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Meryl Streep

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American actress and Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is looked upon as one of the world’s most talented and popular actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations as an artist, including an unprecedented 16 nominations for the Oscar (two of these coveted prizes which she won) and 18 Golden Globe nominations and seven wins. “We are delighted to be able...

Charlie Kaufman will be honored at next Goteborg

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Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman will visit Sweden for the first time to receive the newly instituted Honorary Dragon Award. He is the man behind hit movies like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. At the festival office in Göteborg, the heat is on to complete the programme and invite exciting guests. We can now reveal that one of these exciting guests is writer-director Charlie Kaufman. He was born in N...

2 NEW SPONSORS - ROBERT MCKEE (RENOWNED & AWARD WINNING STORY MASTER) & TOP 15 CONSULTANT DANIEL MANUS FROM NO BULLSCRIPT

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Renowned and Award Winning, Story Master ROBERT MCKEE's STORYLOGUE -- Robert McKee is known for authoring the most popular book on perfecting your writing craft, "STORY," which writers refer to as the "Bible For Writers," as well as his famous STORY SEMINARS, which he tours internationally (portrayed in the Oscar Nominated film entitled, "Adaptation"). The Top 4 Winners will receive a 3-Month Subscription to his instructional writer's community, Storylogue, which in...

Sarajevo Film Festival

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The Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman we’ve met on Sarajevo Film Festival in a very relaxing discussion when Kaufman spoke about the frequent presence of Darwin’s theory of evolution in his screenplays.“Synecdoche, New York” film shown on Sarajevo Film Festival, was actually so very anticipated directorial debut done by Charlie Kaufman, the unusual writer who stands behind “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Adaptation” and “Being John Malkovich”.  His scripts examine the n...

Screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal to Chair Scripter XX Selection Committee

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Screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal will bring her entertainment-industry acumen and her talent for intimate observation of family life to her role as chair of the selection committee for the coveted 20th-annual USC Libraries Scripter(R) Award. Scripter is the only award that fetes a film's screenwriter alongside the author of the book, short story or novella upon which it is based. The winners are honored at a black-tie event in USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library each spring. In Januar...

Meryl Streep to receive Coolidge Award

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Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has been chosen to receive the prestigious Coolidge Award in Boston on April 5. The annual event, recognizing a selected film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging cinema, was launched in 2004. The first film auteur so honored was Chinese director Zhang Yimou in 2004 (HERO, THE HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, RAISE THE RED LANTERN).Last year’s honors went to Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, whose long list of cinema masterpieces ...

Meryl Streep follows De Niro for 2004 AFI

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Meryl Streep Follows De Niro in AFI Life Time Achievment tribute for 2004.The actress has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. The award will be presented to Streep at a gala tribute on June 10, 2004, which will be held in the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Mr. Stringer commented, "Mer...

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