Oscar Predictions 2016 Thompson on Hollywood

And what of the Oscar chances for this year’s festival breakouts so far? People are already talking up Fox Searchlight’s Sundance pick-up “Brooklyn,” written by Nick Hornby, directed by John Crowley and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan, and Jury and Audience Award-winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more

Cannes Awards Contenders, from the Weinstein Slate to 'Son of Saul' Thompson on Hollywood

The Cannes Film Festival often yields year-end awards contenders, from eventual Best Actor-winner Roberto Begnini (“Life is Beautiful”) and “The Piano” and “The Pianist” to Michael Haneke’s “Amour” and Best Picture-winner “The Artist.” Last year’s “Foxcatcher” wound up grabbing a few nods, more than Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” and the ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more

A Simple Guide to Signing the Best Sync Deal Possible DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS

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The following is from our ongoing series, ‘The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know,” by music industry attorney Steve Gordon. This, the third installment of the 11-part series on basic music industry agreements, focuses on the use of music in audiovisual works such as movies, television, TV commercials ….Read More Via:: DIGITAL Read more