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AFTER PGA WIN, ARGO TAKES LEAD IN OSCAR RACE

January 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is regarded as the surest indicator of which film will win the Academy Award for best picture, Ben Affleck’s Argo took the top feature-film award from the Producers Guild of America on Saturday night. Over the last five years every PGA winner has gone on to triumph at the Oscars. Accepting the trophy […]

PRODUCERS ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR PGA AWARD

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The producers of some of the year’s biggest blockbusters as well as those of critically acclaimed art films comprised an eclectic list of nominees for the 2012 Producers Guild Award announced on Wednesday. Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the James Bond filmmakers who are generally overlooked at awards season, were among the nominees for Skyfall, […]

ANOTHER KOCH TO LEAD MOVIE ACADEMY

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer Hawk Koch, whose father, the late Howard Koch, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1977-79 and produced the Oscar telecast eight times, is the new Academy president. He will succeed Tom Sherak, whose term was up after three years. He himself can serve only one year, since […]

PRODUCERS TO HOST OVERSEAS FILM COMMISSIONERS

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Producers Guild of America may continually gripe about the flight of production to other states and countries, but today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times reports that they are nevertheless planning to host a major conference in Burbank on June 3-5 at which hundreds of film commissioners from all over the world will provide […]

TED TURNER’S ADVICE TO ENTREPRENEURS: AVOID TV

June 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ted Turner, who pioneered cable television with his WTBS Superstation and later with CNN, has told a conference in Los Angeles that if he were starting out today, he wouldn’t get into television at all but would probably target clean alternative energy. “The television business is filled,” he told the second annual “Produced By” conference […]