2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards honorary chair Shaka King announces Spirit grant winners

Film Independent has named filmmaker Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) as its Honorary Chair at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards. In his capacity as Honorary Chair, King helped announce, in an online video posted this morning, the winners of three unrestricted $25,000 Spirit Awards cash grants—$75,000 total, provided by Spirit Awards Premier … Read more

Independent Spirit awards nominations announced

Film Independent has announced nominations for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit Film Independent’s year-round slate of programs, which cultivates the careers of emerging filmmakers and promotes diversity and inclusion in the industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh introduced the prerecorded video announcements, which featured … Read more

March 2020: Just One Language – Visual Language

Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams By the time you read this in March – which side of the “Ides” you find yourself on – the Oscars and award season itself will be, as previously … Read more

February 2019: Singing the Praises

Singing the Praises Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Singing the Praises Across The Pond / Mark London Williams One of the great ironies of the now-concluded award season in L.A. (by which we mean, “the lull before the Emmy campaigns start”) especially for this column, is that if you wanted to talk to … Read more