Let’s Call It A Weekend!


“Community” may be delayed but “Misfits” will play in USA

With today’s quirky video making its way around the internet explaining why “Community” won’t be premiering tonight, it seems that the fate of one of our favorite comedies is still unknown. There is a glimmer of hope in what feels like the darkest timeline. It was announced this week that Brit hit drama “Misfits” will continue airing on Hulu for fans in the US. Season 4 premieres on Sunday, Oct. 28th on the UK’s Channel 4 and Monday, Oct. 29th on Hulu. Perhaps the TV Gods will allow my week to begin and end with great shows.

The Ava DuVernay takeover continues as MIDDLE OF NOWHERE expands to 21 theaters

DuVernay’s award-winning film, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, debuted as the #1 independent film last weekend. Woot woot! Everything about MIDDLE OF NOWHERE’s theatrical distribution is a stellar example of the power of grassroots PR and thrives on support from the indie community. Now opening in new cities today, visit affrm.com for theater information. For a refresher on Ava DuVernay, AFFRM and MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, here’s my post about last week’s release.

The Black List opens its doors to amateur screenwriters for $25 a month.

What’s the Black List? Known by film kids as the “annual list of Hollywood’s most liked unproduced screenplays”, the Black List is now launching a service that will allow unrepped writers to post their feature scripts for rating in order to create a best-of list. This has the potential to change the game for aspiring writers everywhere. Check out this interview with Black List founder Franklin Leonard and a “Screenwriting Stephen Colbert” puppet for more details.

Gotham Award nominees include the festival favorites of 2012

Yesterday the nominees for the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced. Many of this year’s festival (and our) favorites were nominated including: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, BERNIE, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY and SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. Indie movie fans are currently able to vote for their favorite five films eligible for the Gotham Audience Award HERE.

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