Centennial, Colo. -- This January, NCM Fathom and Run All Night Productions take audiences along for the world's largest running relay race with the premiere of Hood To Coast. This special in-theater Fathom event will be shown exclusively in nearly 350 select movie theaters on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / and 8:30 p.m. PT (tape delayed).

Hood To Coast is the inspiring new documentary that follows four teams with various levels of athletic ability on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2011. Audiences will join 12,000 runners (1,000 teams) and 2,000 support vans as they cover 197 grueling miles from the majestic Mt. Hood to the Pacific Ocean. Hood To Coast captures the love, dedication and insanity of the everyday runner, as well as the excitement, pain and humor of the unprepared first timer. As Bart Yasso of Runner's World put it, "If one documentary captures the runner's high - ‘Hood To Coast' is it!"

Tickets to Hood To Coast are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the web site (theaters and participants may be subject to change).

In addition to the feature, Hood To Coast will include a live red-carpet and interviews from Portland, Ore., as well as a pre-recorded panel discussion with celebrities of the running world as they discuss their experience of participating in the Hood To Coast (HTC) relay and its unique place in the history of American running. Panelists include Mary Decker Slaney (Olympic runner and HTC Women's course record holder), Bart Yasso (editor, Runners World), Kenny Moore (Olympic runner, HTC runner and Sports Illustrated writer), Bob Foote (HTC founder and organizer) and director Christoph Baaden, among others.

"Hood To Coast astounds audiences with its amazing stories of the teams who push themselves to their very limits and beyond," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "Audiences in movie theaters will be truly inspired by the passion of these runners against 197 miles of the Northwest's toughest terrain."

Hood To Coast will be shown in 348 select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, R/C Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as The Grand Theatre (Bismarck, ND) and Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT), through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

 

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kidsareallrightnews.pngJeremy Renner and Eva Mendes announced the nominees this morning. For best feature, the nominees are:

127 Hours
Black Swan
Greenberg
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone

The full list of nominees:

BEST DIRECTOR
DARREN ARONOFSKY - Black Swan
DANNY BOYLE - 127 Hours
LISA CHOLODENKO - The Kids Are All Right
DEBRA GRANIK - Winter's Bone
JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL - Rabbit Hole

BEST SCREENPLAY
STUART BLUMBERG & LISA CHOLODENKO -
The Kids Are All Right
DEBRA GRANIK & ANNE ROSELLINI - Winter's Bone
NICOLE HOLOFCENER - Please Give
DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE - Rabbit Hole
TODD SOLONDZ - Life During Wartime

BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)
EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW
DIRECTOR: Frazer Bradshaw
PRODUCERS: A.D. Liano, Laura Techera Francia
GET LOW
DIRECTOR: Aaron Schneider
PRODUCERS: David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck
NIGHT CATCHES US
DIRECTOR: Tanya Hamilton
PRODUCERS: Sean Costello, Jason Orans,
Ronald Simons
THE LAST EXORCISM
DIRECTOR: Daniel Stamm
PRODUCERS: Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss,
Eric Newman, Eli Roth
TINY FURNITURE
DIRECTOR: Lena Dunham
PRODUCERS: Kyle Martin, Alicia Van Couvering

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
DIANE BELL - Obselidia
LENA DUNHAM - Tiny Furniture
NIK FACKLER - Lovely, Still
BOB GLAUDINI - Jack Goes Boating
DANA ADAM SHAPIRO & EVAN M. WIENER -
Monogamy

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000;
award given to the writer, director, and producer)
* Executive Producers are not listed.
DADDY LONGLEGS
WRITERS/DIRECTORS: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
PRODUCERS: Casey Neistat, Tom Scott
LBS.
DIRECTOR: Matthew Bonifacio
WRITERS/PRODUCERS: Matthew Bonifacio,
Carmine Famiglietti
LOVERS OF HATE
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Bryan Poyser
PRODUCER: Megan Gilbride
OBSELIDIA
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Diane Bell
PRODUCERS: Chris Byrne, Matthew Medlin
THE EXPLODING GIRL
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Bradley Rust Gray
PRODUCERS: Karin Chien, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim

BEST FEMALE LEAD
ANNETTE BENING - The Kids Are All Right
GRETA GERWIG - Greenberg
NICOLE KIDMAN - Rabbit Hole
JENNIFER LAWRENCE - Winter's Bone
NATALIE PORTMAN - Black Swan
MICHELLE WILLIAMS - Blue Valentine

BEST MALE LEAD
RONALD BRONSTEIN - Daddy Longlegs
AARON ECKHART - Rabbit Hole
JAMES FRANCO - 127 Hours
JOHN C. REILLY - Cyrus
BEN STILLER - Greenberg

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
ASHLEY BELL - The Last Exorcism
DALE DICKEY - Winter's Bone
ALLISON JANNEY - Life During Wartime
DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA - Jack Goes Boating
NAOMI WATTS - Mother and Child

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
JOHN HAWKES - Winter's Bone
SAMUEL L. JACKSON - Mother and Child
BILL MURRAY - Get Low
JOHN ORTIZ - Jack Goes Boating
MARK RUFFALO - The Kids Are All Right

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
ADAM KIMMEL - Never Let Me Go
MATTHEW LIBATIQUE - Black Swan
JODY LEE LIPES - Tiny Furniture
MICHAEL McDONOUGH - Winter's Bone
HARRIS SAVIDES - Greenberg

BEST DOCUMENTARY
(Award given to the director)
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
DIRECTOR: Banksy
MARWENCOL
DIRECTOR: Jeff Malmberg
SWEETGRASS
DIRECTORS: Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor
RESTREPO
DIRECTORS: Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger
THUNDER SOUL
DIRECTOR: Mark Landsman

BEST FOREIGN FILM
(Award given to the director)
KISSES (Ireland)
DIRECTOR: Lance Daly
MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON (France)
DIRECTOR: Stéphane Brizé
OF GODS AND MEN (Morocco)
DIRECTOR: Xavier Beauvois
THE KING'S SPEECH (United Kingdom)
DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
(Thailand)
DIRECTOR: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film's director, casting director, and its
ensemble cast)
PLEASE GIVE
DIRECTOR: Nicole Holofcener
CASTING DIRECTOR: Jeanne McCarthy
ENSEMBLE CAST: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall,
Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt,
Lois Smith, Sarah Steele

2011 NOMINEES
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD

The 14th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources
demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award
includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget. The Finalists are:
IN-AH LEE producer of AU REVOIR TAIPEI
ADELE ROMANSKI producer of THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER
ANISH SAVJANI producer of MEEK'S CUTOFF
Piaget Producers Award Nominating Committee:
Karin Chien (chair), Seth Caplan, Lisa Cortes, Amy Kaufman, Barry Mendel

FILMMAKER GRANT NOMINEES
ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD

The 17th annual Acura Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has
not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Acura.
The Finalists are:
HOSSEIN KESHAVARZ director of DOG SWEAT
LAUREL NAKADATE director of THE WOLF KNIFE
MIKE OTT director of LITTLEROCK
Acura Someone To Watch Award Nominating Committee:
Alison Dickey (chair), Kyle Patrick Alvarez, James Faust, Tom Hall, Ella Taylor

AVEENO® TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The 16th annual AVEENO® Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction
features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted
grant funded by AVEENO®. The Finalists are:
ILISA BARBASH & LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR directors of SWEETGRASS
JEFF MALMBERG director of MARWENCOL
LYNN TRUE & NELSON WALKER directors of SUMMER PASTURE

AVEENO® Truer Than Fiction Nominating Committee:
Darius Marder (chair), Lesley Chilcott, Geeta Ghandbir, Eugene Hernandez, Laura Thielen

JAMESON FIND YOUR AUDIENCE AWARD
The Jameson FIND Your Audience Award was established this year to help make it possible for one Spirit
Award-nominated film to find a broader audience. Spirit Award-nominated films in need of expanding their
marketing and distribution efforts will be considered. The award includes a $50,000 marketing and
distribution grant, funded by Jameson Irish Whiskey. The grant was designed to meet independent
filmmakers' biggest challenge today: How to get their films out into the marketplace. A blue-ribbon
committee will determine the winner.
All of the winners of our filmmaker grants will be highlighted at the Spirit Awards and announced at
the Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch on January 15 at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.

 

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michaeldouglasnews.pngSource: THR

In an interview in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Douglas breaks the silence to discuss his battle with cancer. Despite reports to the contrary, the Oscar-winning actor is in relatively good shape considering what he's been through. His trademark voice hasn't been destroyed as a result of his extensive treatments.

"After all the adversity I've had this year," says Douglas, "with my health and my son's incarceration, my ex-wife and the lawsuit -- to be able to sit here and talk to you, I'm so happy."

Douglas is generating Oscar buzz for his performances in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Solitary Man.

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tomhanks.pngSource: ComingSoon.net

Tom Hanks will star for Kathryn Bigelow in Triple Frontier, a new drama set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. The screenplay is being written by Hurt Locker's Mark Boal.

Source: Deadline.com

Wednesday Afternoon: Johnny Depp is now also in the running for a role in Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier.

Tuesday Afternoon: Tom Hanks is reportedly giving serious consideration to a role in Triple Frontier, the new collaboration between the Hurt Locker director/writer combo of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. The film takes place in the world of organized crime world that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.

Bigelow was the first female director to win the Best Director Oscar for Hurt Locker, and adding Hanks to her latest project would ensure another round of Oscar buzz before cameras even start rolling. Boal also received a screenwriting Oscar for the war flick.

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New York, NY -- The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced today the winners at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City's Cipriani Wall Street.

Presented by IFP, the Gotham Independent Film AwardsTM is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards season. As previously announced, the awards ceremony streamed live in its entirety to a global audience via a partnership with The Big Live, Inc. You can see the show at www.ifp.org.

A total of 30 films received nominations in seven competitive categories, including: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance, Festival Genius Audience Award and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You®.

For the first time, IFP will honor the recipient of the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You award with a theatrical release package so the winner WILL show at a Theater Near You. The package includes a one-week run at Cinema Village in New York City, distribution consultation and market strategy from CrowdStarter, advertising support in the New York Times, publicity consultation from Donna Daniels PR and a cash award of $15,000 from The Royal Bank of Canada.

In addition to the competitive awards, career tributes were given to actors Robert Duvall and Hilary Swank (Swank tribute sponsored by euphoria Calvin Klein), director Darren Aronofsky and Focus Features CEO, James Shamus.


The 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film AwardTM Recipients:
Best Feature presented by actors Steve Buscemi and Melissa Leo.

WINTER'S BONE

Directed by Debra Granik; Produced by Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin
Released by Roadside Attractions

The Best Feature Jury included: actors Ethan Hawke and Parker Posey; producer Christine Vachon; director Melvin Van Peebles and editor Tricia Cooke.

Best Documentary presented by actor Sam Rockwell and documentarian Barbara Kopple

THE OATH

Directed and produced by Laura Poitras
Released by Zeitgeist Films and American Documentary/POV

The Best Documentary Jury included: actor Alec Baldwin; composer Terence Blanchard; documentarians Barbara Kopple and Robert Kenner and editor Mary Lampson


Breakthrough Director Award presented by actors Julianna Margulies and Paul Rudd

KEVIN ASCH

Writer and director, HOLY ROLLERS

Released by First Independent Pictures

The Breakthrough Director Jury included: actor Zooey Deschanel; cinematographer Maryse Alberti; composer Carter Burwell; producer Frida Torresblanco.


Breakthrough Actor Award presented by actors Michelle Williams and Jesse Eisenberg

RONALD BRONSTEIN

Actor, DADDY LONGLEGS

Released by IFC Films

The Breakthrough Actor Jury included: actor Josh Brolin; filmmakers David Gordon Green and Peter Sollett; actress Amber Tamblyn; and producer Monty Ross.


Best Ensemble Performance Award presented by actors Ethan Hawke and Ethan Coen.

Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Devin Breznahan
in WINTER'S BONE

Released by Roadside Attractions

The Best Ensemble Performance Jury included: actors Anthony Mackie and Lili Taylor;
producer Lisa Cortes; writer Larry Gross; and filmmaker Miguel Arteta.


Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award presented by actor Rosie Perez and RBC CEO, Mark Standish

LITTLEROCK

Mike Ott, director; Frederick Thornton, Laura Ragsdale, Sierra Leoni, producers

The recipient of The Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near YouTM award was determined by the editors of Filmmaker magazine, a publication of IFP, and a curator from The Museum of Modern Art.


The Festival Genius Audience Award presented by actors Anthony Mackie and Leighton Meester

WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN"
Davis Guggenheim, director; Leslie Chilcott and Michael Brietal, producers

The Festival Genius Audience Award was voted on line by filmgoers who love movies.

 

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