Weekend News Wrap – Props for Pixar


The film festivals may be getting most of the news stories these days, but the world of movie news rolls along, nonetheless. Here are the stories from the weekend of September 4-6:

  • At the Venice Film Festival, Disney-Pixar accepted the first ever collective Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. They may have only been around for a little over a decade, but they’ve already accomplished more than most filmmakers do in a lifetime. (Variety)
  • Apparently those rumors about Steven Soderberh retiring aren’t exactly true. This weekend it was announced that he will direct and produce Knockout – a spy-thriller that will star mixed martial art champion Gina Carano. (Screen Daily)
  • New clips and images are available for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Above you can see all of the four actors who portray Tony. (Rope of Silicon)
  • The first set visits have taken place for The Green Hornet and a summary of the pictures taken can be found at the link in parenthesis. (/Film)
  • I used to work at a video rental store and I spent way too much time trying to convince stupid people to rent the Widescreen version, rather than the Full Screen version of movies. I wish I had this video of Widescreen vs. Pan and Scan to show them. (Making Of)

There you have it. Any newsworthy items that I missed? Discuss them in the comments!

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