Todd Haynes is in the running for best director and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are in contention for best female lead alongside Room’s Brie Larson as Carol earned six 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Plus… FilmRise acquired The Champions; Unified’s Red Band Films wraps shooting on The Rake; and Made In NY grant receipents announced.
The Spotlight director will receive the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Sonny Bono Visionary Award.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix will stream Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur as an eight-part mini-series in the US and Canada in the first week of December.
Current director David Cooke to step down in March 2016.
Festivals and Awards
Female-driven films bookend the Bahamas International Film Festival as Todd Haynes’ Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara opens the event on December 9 and Amy Berg’s documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue ends the festivities on December 12.
Running alongside the European Film Forum (Nov 18-19) at Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival, a showcase of product demonstrations and start-ups were presented in the Digitech section further iterating a cross-over between the film and technology sectors.
Game developers were tasked with building games around films.
EXCLUSIVE: New York-based producer Mollye Asher [pictured] is gearing up for a summer 2016 shoot of her next production You & Me Both.
Latest box office news
Sony’s Spectre falls to second with $5.8m (£3.85m) for $128.3m (£84.6m) and has overtaken Avatar as the highest grossing IMAX release in the UK.
NOVEMBER 23 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 rounded out the YA franchise to ensure all four in the series opened on more than $100m in North America.
Speaking at DCM Upfronts, Tom Linay predicts strong 2016 at UK box office; Sir John Hegarty delivers keynote.