Monday, November 18, 2013

AMPAS Governors Awards

5th Annual Governors Awards Honor Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin & More

On November 16, the fifth annual Governors Awards is set to take place in Hollywood. Paula Wagner produced this year’s event, which celebrates the awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. SSN takes a look at the honorees, along with an infographic with facts on the gala. (SSN)

Spotlight: Producer Meghan O’Hara on Shooting Concert Doc ‘12/12/12’

Last December’s 12/12/12 fundraising concert raised over $50 million to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the film opens theatrically in Los Angeles and New York today. SSN spoke to Meghan O’Hara about teaming with Harvey Weinstein, her favorite moments in the doc, and what the post schedule is like on a film that used 28 separate cameras. (SSN)

SSN Insight: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ & the ROI of African-American Comedies

SSN analyzes the return on investment (ROI) and demographics of comedies featuring a predominantly African-American cast as the sequel to 1999’s hit The Best Man hits theaters. Included: infographics on the African-American movie theater audience’s annual $6.3B spend and the Top 10 highest-grossing African American comedies of the last 10 years. (SSN)

Choosing the Safest Villain for Your Film: Nazis

As villains in film have changed over the years along with global and cultural shifts, it's a challenge to find an appropriate villain that's evil enough to rally audiences behind the hero. SSN looks at the history of Nazi villains in film from Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator in 1940, to today with The Book Thief and The Monuments Men. (SSN)

Exec Shuffle For 11/15/13: Lifeboat Capital, Skydance Productions, Cineflix Media, Naegle Ink

SSN’s weekly summary of the latest major corporate moves in entertainment and media. (SSN)

Rep Moves For 11/15/13: UTA, Greene & Associates, Resolution, Medavoy Management

SSN’s weekly summary of the entertainment industry’s major rep changes. (SSN)

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