Screenwriters

Fast building as one of Spain’s leading hotbeds for emerging producer and creative talent, the Madrid Film School’s ECAM Incubator, now on its sixth edition, has picked five promising titles for its 2023 program. Aimed at Spanish directors, screenwriters and producers, the Incubator program is open to directors’ debuts as…

The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival celebrates movies and the people who make them.  One essential element of SBIFF is its focus on film education. With a carefully curated program, executive director Roger Durling says, “We’re educating your average filmgoer that comes to the festival.” Every event — from panels…

After exploring the tumults of French politics in “Baron Noir,” Oscar-nominated French-Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri (“The Insult,” “The Attack”) immerses audiences into the rough world of French Special Forces in Iraq in “Black Hearts.” Ordered by Amazon Prime Video in France, “Black Hearts” is set on the eve of the…

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.