PARTY IN L.A....CLUES?
Last night in Los Angeles The Telluride Film Festival through a fairly discreet invitation only party designed to tease this year's 40th rendition of the festival. The Hollywood Reporters' Scott Feinberg was there and filed a substantial story very early this morning. You can find that linked here:
Highlights of Scott's post include:
The presence of some Hollywood heavyweights to the tune of Alexander Payne, James Gray and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. What does their presence mean?
Count on "Nebraska" at TFF #40. Gray's appearance reinforces my belief that "The Immigrant" will SHOW. The Matt Weiner thing is really curious. He's got a film that he's written, directed and produced entitled "You Are Here" starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifinakis. It has no announced distributor or release date but IMDb lists it as being in post-production. Makes you wonder.
Maybe Weiner is just a big fan of the festival...
Here are the IMDb links for:
"The Immigrant": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951181/?ref_=sr_1
"You Are Here": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1545754/
(P.S. the cast of "You Are There" includes frequent Telluride guest Peter Bogdonavich...which is more ammo for the theory that the film plays).
Also attending the party, "The King's Speech scribe David Seidler and sometime SHOW guest, the irrepressible Norman Lloyd.
Feinberg also reveals that, as I have suspected, George Clooney was an instrumental factor in"Argo's" appearance at TFF #39 and we shouldn't be surprised if Mr. Clooney comes back...maybe not this year...but soon.
SPC HONDOS AWARDED
No film house has a higher profile year in and year out at the Telluride Film Festival than Sony Pictures Classics. I expect this year will be no different.
Last night SPC chiefs Michael Barker and Tom Bernard were awarded the initial Envision Award from the Museum of the Moving Image in New York for being "transformational leaders in film". Looking at their track record, that would be difficult to argue with. On hand to aid in the fete were Marcia Gay Harden, Jonathan Demme, Candice Bergen and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Check the P.R release from The Museum here:
TRAILERS FOR SALE OR RENT
A number of outlets linked to the just released trailer for "Diana"...the Princess Diana biopic starring Naomi Watts that could conceivably be in Telluride... though I put its chances at about 10%. Here are a variety of sources linked to the trailer:
The Playlist: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-first-teaser-trailer-for-diana-starring-naomi-watts-as-the-peoples-princess-20130612
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