Tag Archives: Inception

Producer Powerhouses

7 Nov

When viewing credits of a film, you may find not one, not two, but perhaps more than 3 producers. Just who are these individuals and what is their “job” as producer?  A producer is one who is responsible for the financial and managerial aspects of making a film (play, TV show, etc…).

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Leonardo DiCaprio: What is Oscar’s Problem?

28 Jan

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s greatest leading men.  He has accomplished some heavy hitting roles in his 23-year career.  He has been nominated for only 3 Oscars and has won one of 8 Golden Globe nominations.  His resume is astounding with films such as The Basketball Diaries, Romeo & Juliet, Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Beach, Shutter Island, The Departed, Blood Diamond, and Inception. Continue reading

Film Studios Marketing Tactics: Part 2

29 Aug

2nd article in our 7- week series on Film Studios Marketing Tactics

The first article in this series we focused on the ways studios market films. For the second part we’ll be looking at a few films that had very successful promotion campaigns and one that didn’t!

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Are You Scared Yet? A Look Back on Oscar-Winning Thrillers: Part-1

20 Jun

5th article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

By Parisienne

Why do we like to be scared out our minds?  Is it because we cannot control the surge of panic that our bodies go through when we are scared?  Or is it because we do not know how the film will end?  Whatever the reason is for liking thrillers, the Academy Awards loves them.  Let’s take a look down memory lane at some of our favorites and the awards they have won.

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2011 Oscar: Best Screenplay Nominees!

19 Feb

By: Open Book

It’s very rare any attention is given to the writers of a film. Yes, films are a collaborative effort but writers are often overlooked. So this year Linked-In-Hollywood would like to focus on where it all begins, with an idea. The writers nominated for an Academy Award this year are as follows:[1]

Best Writing: Adapted Screenplay

  • 127 Hours: Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network: Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • Toy Story 3: Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • True Grit: Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Winter’s Bone: Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

Best Writing: Original Screenplay

  • Another Year: Written by Mike Leigh
  • The Fighter: Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
  • Inception: Written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right: Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
  • The King’s Speech: Screenplay by David Seidler

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