Also in Monday's FilmLinc Digest: The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival unveiled its winners, with one U.S. film picking up an Audience Prize; China moved to second place in the world's most lucrative film markets; and Danny Boyle scoffs at the longevity of 3-D.
Steven Spielberg, who collaborated with the late filmmaker on Artificial Intelligence in 2001, is working with Stanley Kubrick's family on a script he abandoned in the 70s. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: War Witch triumphs at Canadian Film Awards, Richard Burton finally gets his star, and China launches U.S. scriptwriting contest.
An investigation into the depiction of torture and sources of information for Kathryn Bigelow's film will not proceed, Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey both say they will not host the Oscars next year, and rumors of a new David Lynch film on the way in our FilmLinc Digest.
Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis will take on the iconic role in new film adaptation, Cotillard to star in Deux Jours, Une Nuit, Iran censors cover up Michelle Obama's skin at Oscar appearance, and the Coen brothers are teaming up with Angelina Jolie.
While accepting the visual effects Oscar for Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer was cut off by the theme from Jaws when he started to talk about the bankruptcy of VFX house Rhythm + Hues; Casey Affleck joins IFFBoston as Creative Director; and the winners of France's César Awards in our FilmLinc Digest.
From Los Angeles, the complete winners (and nominees) at the 85th Academy Awards.
The latest from David O. Russell beat out indie darling Beasts of the Southern Wild to take home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence). Other major awards went to John Hawkes and Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Amour, and The Invisible War.
Kathryn Bigelow's controversial film has received multiple Oscar nominations and grossed over $102 million at the worldwide box office, but the film has been seen by virtually nobody in Parkistan.
Host Seth MacFarlane and actress Kristin Chenoweth will perform a "must see" number after the Best Picture award presentation, plus Oscar-nominated War Witch actress is headed to the awards from Congo, Christian Bale is headed to "Everest," and the European Film Awards are headed to Riga, all in today's FilmLinc Digest.