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    Awards Campaign is moving to The Playlist

    August 18, 2016
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    About a year ago I was preparing to once again cover the back-to-back adventure known as the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals one last time for HitFix. TIFF was going to be my quiet sayonara to a company I co-founded, conceived and devoted a chunk of my life to.  I was striking out into the wild blue yonder unsure what I would do next or how I would survive. I hadn’t been kicked out of the company. The site had simply gone in a different direction I couldn’t really live with and it was time to move on.* *And...
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    Hollywood saves the good (and Oscar) movies for August

    August 12, 2016
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    We’ve got a suggestion for Hollywood studios big and small that they probably won’t listen to, but we’re gonna throw it out there anyway. How about next summer we spread the good movies out throughout the summer and not just August, O.K.?  Yes, the movie industry has pulled something of a bait and switch on the media and moviegoers. Usually, the second weekend of August is when the movies that are “almost” dumps start to appear on the release schedule.  By the third weekend you’re knee deep in the late summer dump zone with Hollywood discarding movies that didn’t...
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    Stunning ‘Moonlight’ trailer proves that A24 might have another ‘Room’ on its hands

    August 11, 2016
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    As always in August, and after the disappointments of the summer movie season,  there are a slew of hyped films moviegoers and critics are looking forward to in the fall.  This year that means Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” or even Nate Parker’s “The Birth of A Nation” which has been under wraps since its Sundance premiere, among others. There are also movies set to surprise such as two that ended up providing unexpected Best Actress winners: “Still Alice” in 2014 or “Room” last year.  A24 was the studio behind the latter of those...
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Awards Campaign provides commentary and insight on the movie industry. It's also the current online home of Gregory Ellwood, an industry veteran who has covered the movie business and Oscar campaigns for over a decade. For more information including partnerships and advertising opportunities please E-mail info@awardscampaign.com.