Hey, I no longer get to complain about how busy August was. Here's what's been happening amid other happenings.
-- "Amour" will officially enter the Oscar race as the selection from Austria, writes Guy Lodge at Hitfix.com, while "Barbara" is Germany's official Oscar foreign language entry. In addition, Venezuela will offer "Rock Paper Scissors," Serbia "When Day Breaks."
--Bruce Cohen, Nina Jacobson and Bryan Singer will co-chair the eighth annual Legacy Awards, honoring LGBT film Oct. 13 at the Orpheum Theatre. The event features the following milestone screening ...
... The centerpiece screening at the 2012 awards will feature a special Sneak Preview screening of the Legacy Project’s most challenging restoration to date. The silent film "Different From the Others "(Anders Als Die Andern), made in 1919, is arguably the earliest surviving cinematic work made explicitly about LGBT people. Directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by famed psychologist Magnus Hirschfeld, it is believed to be the only film from a group of gay-friendly movies made during Germany’s Weimar era that escaped systematic destruction by the Nazis.
... Fans interested in participating are asked to upload a short
video to their own YouTube channel with the #LincolnHangout tag explaining who
they are, why they are interested in “Lincoln” and what they would like to ask
Spielberg and Gordon-Levitt about the film. ...
-- Short-subject docmakers have a Sept. 4 deadline to submit their works for Oscar consideration. Works must complete a weeklong commercial run in Los Angeles or New York by year's end.
-- The Writers Guild has opened the submission window for its 2013 new media (through Nov. 16) and videogame (through Nov. 30) writing awards.
-- "Rise of the Guardians" will receive this year's "Hollywood Animation Award" at the Hollywood Film Awards on Oct. 22.