A brutally honest and effortlessly fascinating film about one specific cove in Taiji, Japan, in which approximately 23,000 dolphins are killed every year.
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The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Susie Essman of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosted the East Coast show, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin, who was also the head writer. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) hosted the West Coast show, which was executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.
The Writers Guild of America, East presented special honors to: Alan Zweibel - Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award; Gary David Goldberg - Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; Edward Albee - Evelyn F. Burkey Award for contributions bringing honor and dignity to writers everywhere; David Steven Cohen - Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild, and Philippa Leverman - John Merriman Award for Study of Broadcast Journalism at American University. In addition, the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation presented the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting to Antal Zambo of Wayne State University.Read More
In the 1960s, Richard O'Barry enjoyed a lucrative career as a specialized animal trainer; he captured the five dolphins that were used in the popular television series Flipper, and taught them the tricks and special commands they used on the show. Four decades later, O'Barry has renounced his former life as a trainer and become an animal rights activist, speaking out against the hunting of aquatic mammals and keeping them in captivity. Now O'Barry has joined forces with former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos and a team of filmmakers, divers and activists to take on the Japanese town of Taiji, which practices heinous abuse against dolphins. It was all chronicled in Psihoyos' documentary film, The Cove, which is now available on DVD and is currently up for Best Documentary Picture at this year's Academy Awards. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the film's director, Louie Psihoyos to discuss the documentary, shooting in Taiji, his own mercury poisoning, the legacy of Rick O'Barry, and what you can do to stop dolphin abuse. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Rick O'Barry is not welcome in Taiji, a town along the Japanese coast where hunting dolphins is a major part of the local economy, but he and a group of activist filmmakers made their way into the city as well as the carefully guarded harbor in hopes of documenting the abuse of dolphins by fisherman and the poisoning of the waters that has taken a toll on the marine ecology. O'Barry and his colleagues captured some beautiful underwater footage as well as shocking images of how the town's fisherman have sullied the dolphins and their habitat, and director Louie Psihoyos has used this material as the basis for the documentary. Starring Rick O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank, Charles Hambleton, Simon Hutchins, Kirk Krack, Isabel Lucas, Roger Payne, John Potter, Dave Rastovich, Paul Watson and Hayden Panettiere. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, The Cove, is currently available on DVD.Read More
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Oscar-nominated actress Anne Hathaway arose early this morning to announce The 82nd Annual Academy Award nominations. Avatar tied with The Hurt Locker for most recognized film of 2009, with both garnering nine nominations each.
Oscars will be given out when The 82nd Annual Academy Award airs live on Sunday, March 7th from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Only on ABC. This year, a total of ten films were nominated for best picture.Read More
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the past year. Winners will be honored at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
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Louie Psihoyos Explores the Depths of The Cove There are films that may draw attention to an otherwise unknown cause, but few films that have had the sort of impact that the white-hot documentary The Cove has had. This documentary by former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos, making his feature film debut, exposes the brutal tradition of dolphin hunting in a secluded, heavily-guarded cove off the coast of Taijii, Japan, and audiences and policy-makers alike have been taking notice ever since its release. The film hit American theaters in limited release on July 31 and it continues to expand throughout the country. I was able to speak with the director, Louie Psihoyos over the phone, and here's what he had to say.
So can you just talk a little bit about how this story came to you and how you became involved in doing this documentary?Read More