‘Gravity’ Leads BAFTA Noms by Trace De La Torre

20140108-010841.jpg   Los Angeles — KUDOS to “Gravity” for leading the pack with 11 BAFTA noms — followed by 10 each for “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” — “Captain Phillips” earned 9 noms.

The BAFTAs will be hosted by the AMAZING Stephen Fry on Feb. 16th at London’s Royal Opera House.

And the nominees are…

•BEST FILM
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen.
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman.
-PHILOMENA: Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward.

•OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón.
-MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM: Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson.
-PHILOMENA: Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope.
-RUSH: Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan.
-SAVING MR. BANKS: John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith.
-THE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan.

•OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
-COLIN CARBERRY (Writer)
-GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) ‘Good Vibrations’.
-KELLY MARCEL (Writer) ‘Saving Mr. Banks’.
-KIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) ‘Kelly + Victor’.
-PAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) ‘For Those in Peril’.
-SCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) ‘Shell’.

•FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
-THE ACT OF KILLING: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen.
-BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR: Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval.
-THE GREAT BEAUTY: Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima.
-METRO MANILA: Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier.
-WADJDA: (MY FAVORITE!!!)
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul.

•DOCUMENTARY
-THE ACT OF KILLING: Joshua Oppenheimer.
-THE ARMSTRONG LIE: Alex Gibney.
-BLACKFISH: Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
-TIM’S VERMEER: Teller, Penn Villette, Farley Ziegler.
-WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS: Alex Gibney.

•ANIMATED FILM
-DESPICABLE ME 2: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin.
-FROZEN: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee.
-MONSTERS UNIVERSITY: Dan Scanlon.

•DIRECTOR
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Steve McQueen.
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: David O. Russell.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Paul Greengrass.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón.
-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Martin Scorsese.

•ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.
-BLUE JASMINE: Woody Allen.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón.
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.
-NEBRASKA: Bob Nelson.

•ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: John Ridley.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Richard LaGravenese.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Billy Ray.
-PHILOMENA: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope.
-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Terence Winter.

•LEADING ACTOR
-BRUCE DERN: Nebraska.
-CHIWETEL EJIOFOR: 12 Years a Slave.
-CHRISTIAN BALE: American Hustle.
-LEONARDO DICAPRIO: The Wolf of Wall Street.
-TOM HANKS: Captain Phillips.

•LEADING ACTRESS
-AMY ADAMS: American Hustle.
-CATE BLANCHETT: Blue Jasmine.
-EMMA THOMPSON: Saving Mr. Banks.
-JUDI DENCH: Philomena.
-SANDRA BULLOCK: Gravity.

•SUPPORTING ACTOR
-BARKHAD ABDI: Captain Phillips.
-BRADLEY COOPER: American Hustle.
-DANIEL BRÜHL: Rush.
-MATT DAMON: Behind the Candelabra.
-MICHAEL FASSBENDER: 12 Years a Slave.

•SUPPORTING ACTRESS
-JENNIFER LAWRENCE: American Hustle.
-JULIA ROBERTS: August: Osage County.
-LUPITA NYONG’O: 12 Years a Slave.
-OPRAH WINFREY: The Butler.
-SALLY HAWKINS: Blue Jasmine.

•ORIGINAL MUSIC
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Hans Zimmer.
-THE BOOK THIEF: John Williams.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Henry Jackman.
-GRAVITY: Steven Price.
-SAVING MR. BANKS: Thomas Newman.

•CINEMATOGRAPHY
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Sean Bobbitt.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Barry Ackroyd.
-GRAVITY: Emmanuel Lubezki.
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: Bruno Delbonnel.
-NEBRASKA: Phedon Papamichael.

•EDITING
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Joe Walker.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Christopher Rouse.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger.
-RUSH: Dan Hanley, Mike Hill.
-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Thelma Schoonmaker.

•PRODUCTION DESIGN
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker.
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Howard Cummings.
-GRAVITY: Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard.
-THE GREAT GATSBY: (MY FAVORITE!!!) Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn.

•COSTUME DESIGN
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Michael Wilkinson.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Ellen Mirojnick.
-THE GREAT GATSBY: Catherine Martin.
-THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: Michael O’Connor.
-SAVING MR. BANKS: Daniel Orlandi.

•MAKE UP & HAIR
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin.
-THE BUTLER: Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal.
-THE GREAT GATSBY: Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn.
-THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: Peter Swords King, *Richard Taylor* (!!!) Rick Findlater.

•SOUND
-ALL IS LOST: Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney.
-GRAVITY: Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro.
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
RUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse.

•SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
-GRAVITY: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny.
-THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds.
-IRON MAN 3: Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick.
-PACIFIC RIM: Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner.
-STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett.

•BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
-EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE: Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor.
-I AM TOM MOODY: Ainslie Henderson.
-SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES: James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa.

•BRITISH SHORT FILM
-ISLAND QUEEN: Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema.
-KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim.
-ORBIT EVER AFTER: Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles.
-ROOM 8: James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner.
-SEA VIEW: Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot.

•THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (Public Vote)
DANE DEHAAN
GEORGE MACKAY
LUPITA NYONG’O
WILL POULTER
LÉA SEYDOUX

•NOMS PER FILM [40 FILMS]:
12 Years a Slave 10
The Act of Killing 2
All Is Lost 1
American Hustle 10
The Armstrong Lie 1
August: Osage County 1
Behind the Candelabra 5
Blackfish 1
Blue Is the Warmest Colour 1
Blue Jasmine 3
The Book Thief 1
The Butler 2
Captain Phillips 9
Despicable Me 2 1
For Those in Peril 1
Frozen 1
Good Vibrations 1
Gravity 11
The Great Beauty 1
The Great Gatsby 3

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2
Inside Llewyn Davis 3
The Invisible Woman 1
Iron Man 3 1
Kelly + Victor 1
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 1
Metro Manila 1
Monsters University 1
Nebraska 3
Pacific Rim 1
Philomena 4
Rush 4
Saving Mr. Banks 5
The Selfish Giant 1
Shell 1
Star Trek Into Darkness 1
Tim’s Vermeer 1
Wadjda 1
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks 1
The Wolf of Wall Street 4

CONGRATS EVERYONE & GOOD LUCK!!!

Don’t Be in a Hurry — Just Do the Work!

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KUDOS to my amazing friend, mentor, client, hero…Brit Media legend — Ron Taylor — for his interview on American Screenwriter — Sheila Gallien — whose broad sphere of projects include Hollywood Blockbusters such as:
Cast Away. Planet of the Apes. Unfaithful. Entrapment. The Polar Express. Ron Howard’s Apollo 13. Clint Eastwood’s Flags Of Our Fathers. Sam Mendes’ Jarhead — and TV series China Beach — Sheila currently lives in Hawaii and works as a Story & Script Consultant.

Check out Ron’s JUICY interview here:

http://slateone.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/sheila-gallien-dont-be-in-a-hurry-just-do-the-work/

 

Merry Xmas to ALL from Marty & Leo!

START SPREADING THE NEWS!
Marty & Leo are bringing ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ to screens on Christmas Day!

After ALL the power & the passion, ALL the behind-the-scenes drama & pain of racing through edits to make the deadline — Marty — against all odds & many naysaying haters — managed NOT ONLY to ween it down to 2 hrs. 45 min., kept his R-rating, (avoiding the dreaded NC-17) but also pushed his ‘Wolf’ to the front of the Oscar line by securing a Christmas Day release!

I know I’m excited — (!).

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is based on the true story of — Jordan Belfort — a very crooked, very preppy, very gangsta’, wheeling & dealing stockbroker — played by Leo DiCaprio — in 1980’s New York whose meteoric rise to the top fuelled by corruption, sex, greed, excesses, drugs & alcohol, make his fall all the more spectacular.

Kudos to Marty & Merry Christmas to ALL!

Here’s a look at the SWEET Trailer:
The Wolf of Wall Street

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‘Les Mis’ Gets a TELENOVELA (!) — by Trace De La Torre

Aracely Promo  Start spreading the news…Les Mis is getting a Telenovela starring critically acclaimed Mexican Actress — Aracely Arambula!

Telemundo is adapting Victor Hugo’s French classic, “Les Misérables”, bringing it to Primetime Latin American TV audiences and sure to be another smash hit.

I know I’M EXCITED!                                                    

The announcement came yesterday — appropriately at the annual MIPCOM in Cannes — happening this week.  For those of you not ‘in the know’ as to what MIPCOM is — it’s the Cannes Film Festival made-for-TV — a trade show where TV distributors from Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Middle East markets showcase and shop around their latest projects for distribution deals.

Arambula at MIPCOM 2013            MIPCOM 2013 - CANNES.

ARACELY ARAMBULA – MIPCOM 2013 – CANNES.

Marcos Santana — President of Telemundo Internacional — said at Cannes, “We are very proud of this project, which is another brilliant production that will carry our brand, and we anticipate it will have excellent result.  Telemundo is the only Spanish-language company that leads in this type of melodrama-genre offered for international markets.”

Miles ahead of the competition, Telemundo has already started pre-production of Les Mis with — Valentina Parraga — (“La Patrona” and “La Reina Del Sur”) who is adapting the French classic into Spanish.

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Production will be entirely set in M e x i c o where plenty of French, breathtaking scenery, architectural, and cultural influences remain from years of French colonization during the mid-1800’s — and where currently, French people make up the 4th largest immigrant community (approx. 10,000) after Americans, Lebanese, and Spaniards.

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The Spanish translated — “Los Miserables” — takes place in present-day Mexico with spotlights on social injustices and the universal theme of good versus evil.

Arambula will play against-type, in a gender-bending role (inspired byJean Valjeanthe protagonist in Hugo’s Les Mis) as a courageous woman wrongly accused of a crime she did not commit; forced into hiding from her family in order to evade her pursuer.

Joshua MintzExecutive VP of Fiction Programming & General Manager of Telemundo Studios — has said of “Los Miserables”,  “Soon, we look forward to announcing the full cast of this production, as well as the directors, producers and team members that will have a part in its success.”

I, for one — am BEYOND excited for this production to hit the small screen — it will be an extremely successful venture for Telemundo — whose recent programming choices have been right on the mark with worldwide audiences — and ME.

!VIVA Telemundo!