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 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.
Screenwriter Graham Moore and author Andrew Hodges have won the 27th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for The Imitation Game, based on Hodges’ book Alan Turing: The Enigma. The winners were announced tonight at a black-tie gala at the Edward L. Doheny Memorial Library on the USC campus.
EXCLUSIVE: At the center of the multi-Oscar nominated The Imitation Game is the story of Alan Turing, the mathematical genius whose work helped hasten the end of World War II and break the once-thought-unbreakable Enigma code of the Nazis. Read more here.
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.