In 1851, the newly established border between Mexico and the USA is the setting for a conflict fueled by the anger and xenophobia caused by the Mexican American War. A group of immigrants forge the myth of the Latin Robin Hood, Joaquín Murrieta. La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta was created by Mauricio Leiva-Cock and Diego Ramírez-Schrempp, and directed by David Pablos (episodes 1-4), Humberto Hinojosa (episodes 5-8). The series was produced by Dynamo Productions and Amazon Studios. Cinematographer Paulo Perez, ADFC, was chosen to capture the wide vistas of Mexico in the new Latin-Western series.
The trade association New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 14 projects from 15 of its members have been officially selected for the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 7-18, 2023, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
The winners of the 2023 Golden Space Needle Audience and Juried Competition Awards 49th Seattle International Film Festival were announced on Sunday at a ceremony and brunch held at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle.
The trade group Post New York Alliance has extended its enthusiastic support to a new agreement between New York Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers to dramatically expand the state’s Film Tax Program. Overall funding for the program will rise from $420 million a year to $700 million.
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival has announced that novelist, screenwriter, film and television producer, George Pelecanos, will receive the 2023 Honorary Orpheus Award at the Festival’s Opening Night Ceremony on June 3 in the James Bridges Theater in collaboration with The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture.
Last week, the four winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2 premiered their completed short films at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
Goldcrest Post provided post-production picture and sound services for eight films screening at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival. The work included a 4K restoration of Robert De Niro’s classic coming-of-age crime drama A Bronx Tale for its 30th anniversary Gala screening on June 10. Other projects include Choir; Waitress, The Broadway Musical – Live on Broadway! Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive; Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games; Against All Enemies; Every Body, and It’s Basic.
The 2023 Lower East Side Film Festival has announced the programming for its 13th annual event, which includes exclusive feature film premieres, specialty short showcases, industry panels, and parties from May 4 - 8 at the Village East Cinema, DCTV Firehouse Cinema, plus virtually through May 14.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Los Angeles Brazilian International Film Festival will take place October 23 at the new The Culver Theater in Culver City, California. An Opening Night Gala will kick-off the festival with a red-carpet event and a premiere film followed by a cocktail party.
The American Film Institute has announced that Todd Hitchcock will oversee the national programming team tasked with programming the 37th annual AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Hitchcock was recently named to the position of director of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.