Hollywood Reporter: Time’s Up Teaming With USC Annenberg Professor to Launch Diverse Critics Database

Hollywood Reporter: Time’s Up Teaming With USC Annenberg Professor to Launch Diverse Critics Database. “As stars and studios continue to call for more diverse film critics, Time’s Up and Annenberg Inclusion Initiative director Dr. Stacy L. Smith are stepping into the fray with a new database of diverse critics and journalists. Called CRITICAL, the forthcoming opt-in database, open to all, aims to connect underrepresented film critics and journalists with publicists, studios, film critics associations and talent. Over 200 critics and journalists have created profiles so far after being contacted by CRITICAL or friends who forwarded CRITICAL’s email about the initiative.”

IndieWire: 45 Genre Screenplays to Download For Free, From ‘A Clockwork Orange’ to ‘Goodfellas’

IndieWire: 45 Genre Screenplays to Download For Free, From ‘A Clockwork Orange’ to ‘Goodfellas’. “The best way to learn the tricks of movie screenwriting is to read as many movie scripts as possible. Script Reader Pro made headlines last year for debuting 50 screenplays online for free, and now the team over at Shore Scripts has done the same by making 45 genre screenplays available for free online. Shore Scripts picked five scripts in nine different film genres to feature, which means you now have free access to films written by Stanley Kubrick, Tony Kushner, Rian Johnson, Nora Ephron, and Tina Fey.”

AllHorror.com – New Horror Movie Database by Horror Fans, for Horror Fans (PR Newswire PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: AllHorror.com – New Horror Movie Database by Horror Fans, for Horror Fans (PRESS RELEASE). “A horror movie might have 8 stars, but what does that mean? How many people who rated the movie share your exact same taste? AllHorror solves this problem by organizing nearly 7,000 horror movies into 20 separate horror genres (none of which are the common but unhelpful “Horror” or “Thriller”). Some of these horror genres include Supernatural, Slasher, Gore, Classics and Creature Features. In addition to genres, AllHorror further organizes all movies into over 100 horror sub genres including 5 varieties of Haunted House movies, Urban Legends, Mutants, Mind Benders, Wilderness, Road Trips, Medical, Sci-Fi, Religion, Dangerous Exploration and even Internet Horror.”

New York University: NYU Fales Library Releases Flaherty Seminar Recordings, Unveiling Fifty Years of Cinematic History

New York University: NYU Fales Library Releases Flaherty Seminar Recordings, Unveiling Fifty Years of Cinematic History. “New York University’s Division of Libraries today announced the public release of more than 700 audio recordings from the Flaherty Seminar, the longest continuously running film event in North America, named in honor of seminal filmmaker and ‘father of documentary film’ Robert Flaherty. The annual event’s fifty-year history is captured through recordings of various activities and discussions, joining collections in the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives and the University Archives chronicling the evolution of the moving image in the 20th century. The Flaherty Seminar recordings are held within the special collections of NYU’s Fales Library.”

China Focus: Frame by frame, China’s film restorers revive classics (XinhuaNet)

XinhuaNet: China Focus: Frame by frame, China’s film restorers revive classics. “Jiao Xiang, 31, a true film aficionado, watches movies frame by frame. Jiao stares at a screen for hours to spot flaws in old films so they can be restored. His waist hurts and head spins after a day’s work. But that is the life of a film restorer at the China Film Archive.”

WRVO: Film professionals hope new database will bring more movies to central NY

WRVO: Film professionals hope new database will bring more movies to central NY. “A non-profit group is rolling out a set of resources it hopes will make it easier for film companies to shoot a movie in central New York. CNY Film Professionals is creating a new database on its website that movie makers can use to find any of the 50-500 people, on average, needed to staff a movie set. Elias Gwinn is president of the organization and said it fills a gap that’s kept the movie industry from taking off.”

MEHR News Agency: FIFF36 to launch Cicinema, new digital encyclopedia on Iranian Cinema

MEHR News Agency: FIFF36 to launch Cicinema, new digital encyclopedia on Iranian Cinema. “A new digital encyclopedia on Iranian Cinema called ‘Cicinema’ will be launched concurrent with the start of the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF36) in April. The announcement was made by the creator of the website Iraj Taghipour… ‘We collected and archived data on 4,000 feature films which is roughly the total number of films produced in Iran thus far. We also collected and archived information on 6,500 short films. The website now has a comprehensive database on about 10,500 Iranian movies in total.'”