Monday, 14 January 2008

Honest to Blog

Golden Globes 2008: Nominees & Winners


Best Motion Picture Drama
American Gangster

Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood 

Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War

Sweeny Todd 

Best Actress in a Movie Drama
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Jodie Foster, The Brave One
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Kiera Knightley, Atonement 

Best Actor in a Movie Drama
George Glooney, Michael Clayton

Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy, Atonement
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington, American Gangster


Best Actress in a Movie Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeny Todd

Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page, Juno


Best Actor in a Movie Comedy of Musical
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks, Charlie Wilson’s War
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
John C. Reilly, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton 

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Phiip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta, Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton 

Best Director
Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd
Ethan Cohen and Joel Cohen, No Country For Old Men

Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
Joe Wright, Atonement 

Best Animated Film
Bee Movie

The Simpsons Movie 

Best Foreign Language Film
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Romania)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France and U.S.)
The Kite Runner (U.S.)
Lust, Caution (Taiwan)
Persepolis (France)

TV Drama Series
Big Love
Grey’s Anatomy

Mad Men
The Tudors 

TV Drama Series Actress
Patricia Arquette, Medium

Glenn Close, Damages
Minnie Driver, The Riches
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

TV Drama Series Actor
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors
Bill Paxton, Big Love 

TV Comedy Series
30 Rock

Pushing Daisies 

TV Comedy Series Actress
Christina Applegae, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies
Mary-Louise Parker, Weed 

TV Comedy Series Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office

David Duchovny, Californication
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

So the Golden Globe winners were announced last night.  Sadly, it didn't garner much viewership.  But let's not place blame as to why it didn't come together, just live another day fashion-impaired since we didn't see the red carpet coverage, and congratulate all the winners.

I believe everyone who landed on the list is truly talented.  Now, I'm pretty sure I'm biased since these were my last watched movies, but really, Lars & the Real Girl and Juno definitely were robbed.  I wish I can recall where I read the article, but there was something recent in the past few months.  But the jist of it was that while Little Miss Sunshine brought in good coverage for indie flicks, this year, indie films have not been receiving lots of love.

But enough about movies, let's talk about television.

Congrats to Jon Hamm and Mad Men! lovelovelove the show!

Perhaps, my adoration stems from being an advertising student and former agency intern, but the show would be amazing even if I had no point of reference.  Or maybe I'm just envious that Don Draper gets to be a brilliant ad executive, take power 3-martini lunches, and has three lovers.  If that isn't the life, I don't know what is. 

So let's end with one of the best clips from television history (Note:  please take into account that I've only reached my quarter life, and do not have a huge library of television moments.)

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Monday, 15 October 2007

Free Web Seminar

0907_webinar Understanding Mobile Media:
Untapped Opportunities and Hidden Challenges

One Hour - Thursday, October 18, 2007 – 9 a.m. (PT) / Noon (ET)

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Driven by a society that wants instant gratification, 24-hour access and portability above all else, consumers have forever changed entertainment.

As the term mass media threatens to become obsolete, the time has come to engage and start a one-on-one dialog through the only medium that is always on, and never leaves consumer's side - the mobile phone. The audience for mobile exceeds broadcast TV, the web, and cable in sheer numbers and functionality. There are currently 2.3 billion mobile phones in the world, with which the average person spends 10-15 hours per day. On top of that the mobile channel offers the most personalized user experience yet, with rich media, personalization and interactive capabilities available anytime, anywhere.

But it's complicated - dozens of mobile operators and network configurations; hundreds of devices with a variety of media formats; and numerous channels of distribution with different business models. Overcoming these hurdles is tough.

In this hour, Nellymoser and will show you how to successfully overcome the hurdles of going mobile and staying there, by focusing on the following:

  • Getting the Lay of the Mobile Land - Where to start and what you need to know
  • Selecting your content and delivering it to your target market
  • Ensuring a compelling experience for the most handsets

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Thursday, Nov. 1: 2 p.m. ET

Wondering what’s hot – and what’s not – after five weeks into the new season?
Mediaweek’s Mr. TV, Marc Berman, will take you through the current season network by network, and night by
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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Celebrating & Honoring the Women in Our Industry

The American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) is a good friend of our upcoming LATVF and we want to let you know that their annual Gracie Awards are coming up. If you’re around NY on June 18-19, make sure you check them out.

And if not, just take a look at their site and see the wonderful things they do for women in our industry.

Oh, and if you’re a NATPE member, they are offering you a discounted rate – same as what AWRT members pay.

Contact Amy Lotz at 703-506-3290 / [email protected] for this special offer.

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Thursday, 10 May 2007

CLOSING NIGHT @ Silverlake


Saturday, May 12, 5:45 pm

Los Feliz 3 Theatres, After-party: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Presentation of the Spirit of Silver Lake/Music Pioneer Award to John Doe, followed by a screening of the seminal documentary on the legendary punk band X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC. Closing Night awards to filmmakers. After-party at the Echo in a tribute to X with a live concert featuring popular local bands Igor Spectre, the Fuxcedoes and the Billybones.

1822 North Vermont Ave., Los Feliz

Echo Park

Check out more details here!

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Monday, 23 April 2007

GLAAD Awards Fair, Accurate and Inclusive Representation in Media

The 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards aired on Logo on Saturday, with several more scheduled throughout the next couple of weeks. The Awards, which took place on April 14 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, recognized Jennifer Aniston with a Vanguard Award, Martina Navratilova with a Stephen F. Kolzak Award, Little Miss Sunshine as Outstanding Film – Wide Release, Brothers & Sisters as Outstanding Drama Series and Ugly Betty as Outstanding Comedy Series, among others.

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Friday, 12 May 2006

Call for Papers

The 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held from January 12 (Friday) to January 15 (Monday), 2007 at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities related fields to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are welcome. Performing artists (live dance, theater, and music) interested in displaying their talents will be accommodated whenever possible.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts and Humanities are Invited):


*American Studies




*Art History



*Ethnic Studies



*Graphic Design


*Landscape Architecture





*Performing Arts


*Postcolonial Identities


*Second Language Studies



*Visual Arts

*Other Areas of Arts and Humanities

*Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other or other areas.

The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities encourages the following types of papers/abstracts/submissions for any of the listed areas:

Research Papers - Completed papers.

Abstracts - Abstracts of completed or proposed research. Student Papers - Research by students. Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for future projects. Reports on issues related to teaching.

For detailed information about submissions see:

Submitting a Proposal:

1. Create a title page for your submission. The title page should include:

a. title of the submission

b. topic area of the submission (chooses from above list)

c. presentation format (see for format choices) d. name(s) of the author(s) e. department(s) and affiliation(s) f. mailing address(es) g. e-mail address(es) h. phone number(s) i. fax number(s) j. corresponding author if different than lead author

2. Email your abstract and/or paper, along with a title page, to [email protected]. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email within 48 hours.

Please note that there is a limit of two contributed submissions per lead author.

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Tuesday, 02 May 2006

Call for Entries

DOCUSUR, International Southern Documentary Films Festival, opens the convocation of films for the Official Section Competition.

This competition is open to all non-fictional audiovisual forms (author’s doumentaries, creative documentaries, experimental documentaries, cinema-diary, collage, etc.) of all lengths and produced after the 1st January 2004.

This festival is oriented to independent professionals, schools, institutions, television networks and film producers, and the works presented must have a minimum quality of VD.

Fictional, institutional, commercial, reports or strictly journalistic movies won’t be admitted.

The different competition categories are:

-International Competition: dedicated to documentaries produced in South America, Africa and Asia by native or foreign producers. Documentaries from other parts of the world that have been made in these continents or that touch these regions themes or a North-South relations theme will also be admitted. The Official Section Competition comprehends the following awards: Best Documentary Film, Best Documentary Shortfilm, and Best First Film, and some special awards with a total amount of 34.000 euros.
-National Competition: endowed with 4000 euros to the best social documentary of social theme produced in Spain.
-Canarian Competition: endowed with 4000 euros to the best social theme documentary produced in the Canary Islands.

At the same time we launch DOCUSUR MARKET, International Documentaries Market. It is directed to producers and film makers from South America, Asia and Africa who are developing proyects and look for financial help, or have finished works that need distribution or exhibition.

Each documentary film presented to the competition, selected or not selected for the Official Section, can be chosen for the Screenings of DOCUSUR MARKET, that counts with the participation of the main european TV networks with interests in subscribing contracts with producers and film makers from South America, Asia and Africa.

The regulations of this convocation and the registration forms are at your disposal in the different sections of this festival’s web site:

Deadline: 31st August 2006.

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Wednesday, 01 March 2006

Call for Submissions

TCB CAFE Publishing & Media LLC and The INDIE FOOD CHANNEL announce The INDIE FOOD CHANNEL Competition & Film Festival 2006. Many of the programs featured on the INDIE FOOD CHANNEL are selected via an international competition of independently produced and local cooking shows, short films, interviews, demonstrations and documentaries. The winners of this competition are awarded Finalist and Category commendations, and are also included on the INDIE FOOD CHANNEL. These programs are aired in selected television markets nationwide as part of the INDIE FOOD CHANNEL programming lineup.

The categories for entries are:

  • A. One-Minute Video
    (1. Produce a Great Recipe in a 1-2 Minute Video, or
    2. Take Us on a Tour of Your Really, Really Horrible Kitchen
    Videos must be under two minutes in length)
  • B. Chocolate Television
    (Demonstrate Your Favorite Chocolate Recipe. Video must be 2-7 minutes in length)
  • C. General Cooking Demonstration
  • D. Food & Romance, or Food & Fashion
  • E. Travel
  • F. Desserts
  • G. Wine & Beverages
  • H. Short Film or Documentary*

For more information go to Categories A, B, and D are judged on an ongoing basis with no deadlines. Competition also includes entries for CHOCOLATE TELEVISION.

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Monday, 28 November 2005

Off the Wires

Matrix honorees include Geena Davis, Joan Hamburg, Jill Abramson, Renetta McCann, Beth Comstock,
Cynthia Leive, Candace Bushnell and Katherine Oliver.
Ellen DeGeneres to receive special Humanitarian Award
        NEW YORK, NY, November 28, 2005 -- New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) will honor Geena Davis, and Candace Bushnell among others for its 2006 Matrix Awards, it was announced today. The ceremony, sponsored by the Oxygen Network, will be emceed by Ellen DeGeneres, star of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a talk show that airs in syndication and on Oxygen. The 2006 Matrix Awards event will take place at a luncheon in the Waldorf-Astoria on “Matrix” Monday, April 3, 2006.

        The 2006 awards acknowledge outstanding women who have distinguished themselves in the communications fields of advertising, arts & entertainment, books, film, magazines, marketing, newspapers and radio. In addition to these eight honorees, NYWICI will be presenting a special Humanitarian Award to this year’s Master of Ceremonies, Ellen DeGeneres, for her work in the gulf coast following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

This year’s Matrix honorees are as follows:
· Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, The New York Times
· Candace Bushnell, Author
· Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer, GE
· Geena Davis, Actor
· Joan Hamburg, Radio Personality, WOR Radio
· Renetta McCann, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom Mediavest Group
· Cynthia Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine
· Katherine Oliver, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting
        Betsy Morgan, Senior Vice President, CBS Digital Media/General Manager, and NYWICI’s President, commented “Matrix reflects NYWICI’s mission of promoting professional growth and inspiring women to achieve. We are honored to have such a distinguished group of women accepting Matrix Awards this year.”

        “We love hosting the Matrix Awards because they're the most powerful awards for women and we're honored that Ellen DeGeneres, one our favorite Oxygen personalities, has agreed to emcee,” said Geraldine Laybourne, Oxygen Chairman and CEO and 1996 Matrix Award Winner. “We congratulate Ellen and this year's exceptional group of winners. We're inspired by their endless accomplishments.”

        To register for the event or to find out more information about the organization, please go to or call (212) 297-2133.

New York Women in Communications, Inc.
New York Women in Communications, Inc., founded in 1929, is a not-for-profit organization of more than 1,000 communications professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry and to providing education and leadership for the next generation. The membership encompasses senior executives and other experienced communicators from a wide range of enterprises, as well as young professionals and students. NYWICI empowers women in all communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth and inspiring them to achieve and share their successes.

About Oxygen Media
Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in 56 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with the most original programming of all the women's networks including Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson and Oprah After the Show. Geraldine Laybourne, the network's founder, Chairman and CEO, has led the company to be a strong advocate for women. Through programs like The Mentor's Walk, Oxygen's national program for bringing along the next generation, and "Who Cares About Girls," Oxygen's new documentary series -- Oxygen is creating The New Girls Network.

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