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Former Heyday TV Boss Tom Winchester Launches Pure Fiction Television with Backing of ‘Power of the Dog’ Producers

Fresh off his recent gig as president of NBCUniversal-backed Heyday Television, veteran producer Tom Winchester has launched his own small-screen shingle, Pure Fiction Television, with support from Power of the Dog producers See-Saw Films and talent agency Hamilton Hodell. Pure Fiction Television aims to produce “prestige commercial content” for the British and global markets and […]

Neon Nabs Julia Garner’s ‘The Royal Hotel’ Thriller

Neon has picked up the North American rights to The Royal Hotel from writer and director Kitty Green and See-Saw Films. The social thriller will star Ozark actress Julia Garner, Hugo Weaving and Jessica Henwick. The Royal Hotel will also reteam Green and Garner after their collaboration on The Assistant, which premiered at Telluride in […]

Sam Elliott Apologizes for ‘Power of the Dog’ Comments: “I Feel Terrible”

Sam Elliott has apologized for controversial comments he made about the Western The Power of the Dog last month in an episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Speaking Sunday on a panel at Deadline’s Contenders TV event to promote his Paramount+ series 1883, Elliott was asked about his comments, which included calling the Jane Campion-directed […]

Oscars: Jane Campion Becomes Third Woman to Win Best Director

Jane Campion has won the Oscar for best director for Netflix’s The Power of the Dog. Campion, a previous Oscar winner 28 years ago for writing the original screenplay for The Piano (for which she was also nominated for best director), is the first woman to be nominated for best director twice and the second […]

Critics’ Conversation: ‘CODA’ Backlash, ‘Belfast’ Boredom and Other Oscar Frustrations and Fascinations

From loving 'Drive My Car' to hating 'Don't Look Up,' THR's chief film critic and arts & culture critic vent their hopes, fears and bafflement about this year's Academy Awards.

Does the Academy Favor Male-Driven Stories for Its Top Prize?

The 2021 Oscar ceremony was an anomaly across the board, from the somber tone to the intimate setting to the detrimental choice of naming best actor as the final award of the evening. But the strangest sight of all was witnessing a spate of women gather on the dais to accept the best picture trophy. […]

‘The Power of the Dog’ Producer Emile Sherman Says Reading Jane Campion’s Script Was a “Really Thrilling Moment”

Emile Sherman is not new to the best picture race. Under See Saw Films, with partner Iain Canning, Sherman earned the Academy Award in 2011 with The King’s Speech and was nominated again in 2017 for Lion. The producer will be returning to the awards show with Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which […]

PGA Awards Analysis: ‘CODA’ Win Makes Best Picture Oscar Race a True Toss-Up, Here’s Why

Following the conclusion of Saturday evening’s 33rd annual Producers Guild of America Awards, as I made my way out of the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in Century City, I spotted something in the distance that had been set up for Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon, but is just as applicable to the Oscar race: the finish […]

Steven Spielberg on Producing: “The Smartest Thing I Do Is Hire Women”

West Side Story director and producer Steven Spielberg was the star of the Producers Guild of America awards nominee breakfast on Saturday morning, as one producer after another praised him, even though they were all competing for the same prize at Saturday night’s award show. Spielberg didn’t disappoint, and gave up several memorable tidbits, including […]

Benedict Cumberbatch Reflects on Working With Jane Campion: “She’s Just Got This Amazing Magic About Her”

Benedict Cumberbatch has had quite a run over the past few months, receiving critical acclaim for his harrowing role in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, a film that ultimately received 12 Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor for Cumberbatch. After his nomination, which marked his second Academy recognition (the first was […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Flee’ Among Top Honors

Continuing her triumphant awards run, Jane Campion was recognized as best director for Western drama The Power of the Dog at the Dorian Film Awards on Thursday, hosted by GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The project also picked up the coveted best film honor in category that included Japanese drama Drive My Car, […]

Oscars: Cinematographers Behind ‘Dune,’ ‘The Power of the Dog’ and More Reveal Their Process, Creating Films That “Draw People In”

The DPs ‘Nightmare Alley,’ ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ and ‘West Side Story’ also detail the approaches to their Oscar-nominated work.