Saturday, April 29, 2006

2006 Daytime Emmy Awards

In case you missed the broadcast last night for the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, you can see the full list of winners and a breakdown of multiple awards on the Official Emmy Site. I watched only part of it myself. That's how exciting it was. Yawn!

We are having bad storms again this weekend. They limit my time online. There was another tornado this week that tracked the same path as the deadly storms that wrecked most of Caruthersville, MO, and Dyer County, TN, April 2nd. Both went by about 10 miles north of me. Getting too close for comfort! So, hope to be here next week for another post.

Friday, April 21, 2006

NEXT YEAR'S OSCAR® SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

It is hard to believe but last week Sid Ganis, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, announced some of the key dates for the 79th Academy Awards®. They are moving the schedule back next year. The presentations are scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2007. The telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center® in Hollywood and broadcast on ABC.

The announced key dates:

Friday, December 1, 2006: Official Screen Credits Forms Due.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006: Nominations ballots mailed.

Saturday, January 13, 2007: Nominations polls close 5 p.m., PST.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m., PST.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007: Final ballots mailed.

Monday, February 5, 2007: Nominees Luncheon.

Saturday, February 10, 2007: Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007: Final polls close 5 p.m., PST.

Sunday, February 25, 2007: 79th Annual Academy Awards Presentation.

I will post other dates, such as the deadline for the Best Foreign Film, when they become available.

Friday, April 07, 2006

WRITERS GUILD CROWNS "CASABLANCA" SCRIPT

Bottom of Form

The Writers Guild of America chose the script for CASABLANCA as the "top dog" of the "101 Greatest Screenplays" last night in Beverly Hills. The screenplay by Julius Epstein, Philip Epstein and Howard Koch was followed by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's THE GODFATHER; Robert Towne's CHINATOWN; Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE; Joseph Mankiewicz's ALL ABOUT EVE; Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman's ANNIE HALL; Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman Jr.'s SUNSET BLVD.; Paddy Chayefsky's NEWORK; Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's SOME LIKE IT HOT; with Coppola and Puzo's THE GODFATHER PART II rounding out the top 10.

Three writers -- Allen, Coppola and Wilder -- have four films on the list, while three others have three: William Goldman, John Huston and Charlie Kaufman. Forty-five are original scripts, while 56 are adaptations. The list is also heavy on dramas (60), as opposed to comedies (26) and comedy/dramas (15).

Full credits and the complete list may be found at www.wga.org. Now, all you aspiring screenwriters, get busy reading them!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

"9 to 5" Celebrates 25th


(Parton, Tomlin, Fonda, 2006)

Has it really been 25 years since I belonged to the Los Angeles Working Women and was an unpaid consultant on the movie "9 to 5"? Yes, it has been. Last week, some of the cast and crew got together for an anniversary celebration in Los Angeles. So, I took my official "9 to 5" mug down from the shelf and toasted with a cup of coffee in honor of the occasion, since I am far from Los Angeles now. The official logo is on one side of the mug, and on the back it reads, "I pour my own from 9 to 5." Still do. Read more about it.