‘Imitation Game’ & ‘Budapest’ Lead Guild Tallies (Analysis)

February 6, 2015
With the Writers Guild and Costume Designers Guild announcements Wednesday, the Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game” and Fox Searchlight’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” have the distinction of earning nominations from all seven guilds so far. This doesn’t necessarily mean either is the Oscar frontrunner but clearly indicates wide support for the films, which is a positive omen for Academy Award noms, to be unveiled Jan. 15. Read more here.

Dustin Lance Black to talk gay TV and film at Student Pride

February 6, 2015
Dustin Lance Black will share his insights and experience when he talks at Student Pride 2015 on 27 February. The gay American director, producer and screenwriter will be part of the Attitude Question Time panel at the University of Westminster and join BBC Newsnight and Dragons Den presenter Evan Davis in a discussion on LGBTI representation in film and TV. Read more here.

Sony Engaging ‘Imitation Game’ Helmer Morten Tyldum For Space Saga ‘Passengers’

February 6, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: After his first English-language film The Imitation Game got eight Oscar noms including Best Director and Best Picture and trails only fellow Oscar nominee The Grand Budapest Hotel as the year’s biggest indie, director Morten Tyldum is in early talks to make his studio debut for Sony on Passengers, the script by Doctor Strange scribe Jon Spaihts. Read more here.