The Method Fest film festival will present Peter Bogdanovich with its Auteur Director Award and Tanna Frederick with its Performer to Watch Award during a Feb. 26 ceremony at Pierce College's Performing Arts Center in Woodland Hills.
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has struck a partnership with Fantastic Fest, which will offer a midnight movie sidebar premiering six new films at SXSW, which runs March 13-21 in Austin.
COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
Terry Moore will receive a lifetime achievement award on opening night of the Gasparilla International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 26-March 7 in Tampa, Fla.
A BIT OF ITALY IN L.A.
Pupi Avati's "Giovanna's Father" will have its world premiere Sunday at the Mann Chinese 6 Hollywood Theatre as the opening event of the weeklong and fourth annual Los Angeles Italia — Film, Fashion and Art Festival.
Val Kilmer is pondering running for New Mexico governor next year, when two-term Democrat Bill Richardson will be forced from office by term limits. "I'm just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer said Thursday. "If that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I'll run."