AFI Awards: Best Of 2016 Film List Includes ‘Silence’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ & More
December 9, 2016
The American Film Institute has unveiled its annual AFI Movies of the Year list, which is heavy on Paramount films including the latest comer to the awards-season race, Martin Scorsese’s Silence.To read more, click here.
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ writer Robert Schenkkan: Mel Gibson is ‘nothing but generous and imaginative and demanding’
December 8, 2016
“It was a very satisfying experience, after a very long time,” says screenwriter Robert Schenkkan during our recent webcam chat (watch above) when asked about the long and sometimes torturous path to get “Hacksaw Ridge” made. Schenkkan came on board 10 years ago to write the script, but the World War II film languished in development hell." To read more and to see the film interview, click here.
Mel Gibson’s pacifist World War II drama, Hacksaw Ridge, took five key prizes at the AACTA Awards in Sydney last night. The film won Australia’s equivalent to the Oscar in the Best Film, Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan) categories as well as scooping Best Lead Actor for Andrew Garfield and Best Supporting Actor for Hugo Weaving. To read more, click here.
Robert Schenkkan on why 'Hacksaw Ridge' is anti-Trump
December 7, 2016
Hacksaw Ridge screenwriter Robert Schenkkan talks to Jeremy Kay about why he believes the violent story of peace-loving war hero Desmond Doss is so relevant to our troubled times. To read more, click here.
AACTA Awards 2016 winners: Mel Gibson's redemption story as Hacksaw Ridge dominates
December 7, 2016
Just like audiences, the film and television industry loves a good redemption story. And it has delivered one with Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge dominating the country's main film and television awards after a decade of Hollywood exile. The intense drama about a conscientious objector turned war hero has won nine Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards including best film, director, lead actor for Andrew Garfield, supporting actor for Hugo Weaving and original screenplay for Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight. To read more click here.
HACKSAW RIDGE nominated for 7 Critic Choice Awards!
December 2, 2016
Not only did the war saga Hacksaw Ridge secure mentions in both the best picture and best action movie categories, but Mel Gibson was rewarded with a directing nom, finding a slot alongside his fellow actor-turned-director Denzel Washington for Fences as well as Chazelle, Villeneuve, Jenkins, Hell or High Water's David Mackenzie and Manchester by the Sea's Kenneth Lonergan. To read more, click here.
HACKSAW RIDGE named one of Top Ten Films of the year!
November 29, 2016
The National Board of review announced today their list of ten best films of the year. To read more, click here.
THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NOMI NATIONS FOR THE 21 th ANNUAL SATELLITE™ AWARDS
November 29, 2016
HACKSAW RIDGE receives 9 nominations including Best Screenplay. To read more, click here.
ALL THE WAY receives 4 Critics Choice Television Award Nominations!
November 14, 2016
ALL THE WAY has received 4 Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (Bryan Cranston), Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (Frank Langella) and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (Melissa Leo). Winners will be announced on December 11th during the ceremony in Los Angeles, which will be broadcast live on A&E at 8pmET/5pmPT. The Critics’ Choice TV Awards are given by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
Schenkkan to attend COP 22 Summit in Marakeesh
November 12, 2016
I have been invited to be an observer at the 2016 COP 22 Summit in Marakeesh, Morocco. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention. This meeting is especially important following as it does on the success of the Paris Agreeement. Here, signatory parties to this historic agreement to avert Global Warming are required to announce how their government will (or will not) meet their goals in reducing harmful emissions. The recent US election will undoubtedly have sent shock waves through the summit.