Time for the 205th installment of Saturday Hot Links.
TIFF: The Best Of The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
TIFF: At Age 40, Festival Unleashes a Fountain of Youth.
TIFF: Brie Larson Drama ‘Room’ Wins Toronto Audience Award.
TIFF: In Defense of the Conventional Movie, from ‘Spotlight’ to ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’.
Emmys: The Complete Winners List.
Emmys: HBO Rules 67th Emmys With ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ and ‘Olive Kitteridge’.
Emmys: The Winners’ Reactions.
Emmys: The 10 Best Emmy Moments for Women.
10-Year Study Reveals Women in Key Roles Make Up Less Than a Quarter of Emmy Nominees.
When Are Venice, Telluride and Toronto’s Buzzed-About Movies Hitting Theaters?
Here Are All the Movies Opening This Weekend: What Will You See?
16 must-see movies at Fantastic Fest 2015.
Why Hollywood Isn’t Buying YA Movie Fatigue Despite ‘Divergent,’ ‘Maze Runner’ Sequel Performance.
Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer The Tough Questions.
How Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’ Became the Surprise Hit of the Fall Festival Season.
Sicario, Jurassic World, and the Meaning of Box-Office Averages.
Writers Guild of America, West Announces 2015 Officers and Board of Directors Election Results.
Hollywood Flashback: In 1988, Donald Trump Nearly Bought Universal Studios.
Will Steven Spielberg Drop the DreamWorks Name?
Morgan Creek to Put Film Library Up for Sale.
Remakes Of ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ And ‘Major League’ In The Works.
New ‘Men in Black’ Getting Trilogy Without Will Smith In The Works.
Wonderful, Horrifying Tales of Film School Failure.
6 Ways to Maximize Theatrical Distribution in the Age of Digital On Demand.
What Two Teenagers Learned From Watching Every Best Picture Oscar Winner.
Old Men, Stuck In Their Franchises.
Film Independent Names 7 Screenwriting Lab Fellows.
Nick Hornby Kicks Off BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series.
John Landis Says Original ‘Star Wars’ Theatrical Cuts Will Be Re-Released.
‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper Helmet Sells for $120,000 at Auction.
Disneyland’s ‘Star Wars’ Addition Prompts Ride Closures.
‘Furious 8’ Stuck at the Starting Line: Universal’s Director Dilemma.
Steven Soderbergh is making an interactive “choose your own adventure” project for HBO.
‘Goodfellas’ Producer Sues Warner Bros. Over Lack of Any Profits.
Vietnam Mulls “5-Second Rule” for Movie Sex.
6 Reasons Why Trailers Have to Spoil Movies.
Treasure trove of 100 year-old silent films discovered in U.K. recycling center.
9 Stars Who Were Interns (and Where) Before They Made It Big.
The politics of being a woman: by Romola Garai, Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff.
NALIP Announces 10 Selected Projects for 2015 Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab.
Vulture Built a TV and Movie Streaming Guide Just for You.
An Anonymous Showrunner Reviews TV’s Fall Shows.
‘The A-Team’ Becomes Latest TV Reboot.
The 25 Best Directors Working In TV Today.
Nickelodeon to Bring Back ’90s Programming.
How endless reboots are ruining TV.
WGA Candidates Consider “Shaming” Showrunners Who Don’t Hire Female & Minority Writers.
How Twitter is warping your favorite TV shows.
Reality TV Is a Snake Eating Its Own Tail.
Is Reality TV Dead or on Break? Networks Vote Genre Off the Island This Season.
Winners and Losers in TV’s New App Economy.
10 Character Types You’ll Come Across on Every Ryan Murphy Show.
ESPN Mulls Layoffs as Media Landscape Changes.
‘Sabado Gigante’ Ends 53-Year Run With Emotional, Star-Studded Finale.
Amazon Announces Six 2015 Pilots From Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen and More.
Netflix Knows When You Got Hooked on Breaking Bad.
Netflix Now Lets You Subscribe From iPhone, iPad Apps.
Netflix to Make More Shows of Its Own.
What Quentin Tarantino and Darren Aronofsky Think of Netflix and Other Streaming Services.
Instagram Now Has 400 Million Monthly Active Users.
Upcoming Season of ‘Serial’ Will Focus on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Why the Major Labels Are the Streaming Wars’ True Villains.
Oculus CTO Says Virtual Reality “Content Needs the Most Attention” at Connect Conference.
Bob Dylan Announces Latest Bootleg Series Installment Featuring Rarities From 1965-66.
Welcome to the Age of the Unfunny Joke.
James Franco’s Movie Column: ‘The Keeping Room’ is a Feminist War Movie.
Screenwriting From Iowa: Robert Zemeckis on Blending Truth, Spectacle & Serving the Story.
3rd and Fairfax (WGA): Episode 8.
Chicks Who Script: Episode 59.
Scriptnotes: Episode 216.
Watch: Montage of Pixar Emotions Will Turn Your Heart Inside Out [video].
Watch: This Movie Phone Supercut is a Comical Cinematic Conference Call [video].
Watch: Learn How Science Has Helped Create Realistic Explosions in Blockbusters [video].
Watch: Take An 8-Minute Journey With Use Of Dolly Zoom Through Film History [video].
Watch: 10-Minute Retrospective Look At Marvel Phase One [video].
Watch: 12-Minute Countdown Of The Top 10 Movie Villians Of All Time [video].
Watch: 14-Minute Video Essay Explores The Differences Between Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ And Robert Bloch’s Novel [video].
Watch: Insightful 20-Minute Video Essay About The Use Of Punctuation In Film [video].
Watch: 21-Minute Documentary Short ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of Kubrick: The Legacy Of 2001’ [video].
Watch: 29-Minute Talk With ‘Sicario’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins [video].
Watch: Bill Wilder reads a scene from Some Like It Hot [video].
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