Seen and Heard, Here and There

From North, South, around the world, but mostly from our inbox:

(Via PRWeb )  Celebrity chef Mrs. Ruby Tips has some very specialized suggestions for your Oscar Night party: American Snapper, Birdman Cordon Bleu, Grand Budapesto Pasta, and much more . . . There’s yet another new plugin for Final Cut Pro X; Pixel Studios says, “With ProGrade Spring users can professionally color grade any scene with fully customizable color grades” . . .

(Via PRNewswire) Now here’s a switch: Jamie Dornan of 50 Shades of Grey is starring in a Netflix war thriller, Jadotville, which “depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.” Based on a true story, and what’s more, is supposed to be available in all Netflix territories, including Canada, in 2016 . . . Ellen Burstyn has been honoured by the Press Academy with the Mary Pickford Award for lifetime achievement. Mary Pickford started out as Gladys Smith from Toronto . . . A Mystery Box Challenge using Philadelphia cream cheese proved too much for not one but two home chef contestants on MasterChef Canada. Both were sent back to the east coast, but the rest will be back on March 1, cooking for Cirque du Soleil in a brand new episode.

(Via Alberta Film) Filmmakers have 20 days left to apply to CineCoup for a chance at financing and a Cineplex release for their projects. In its own words, “The CineCoup Film Accelerator is a disruptive studio model for indie filmmakers to develop, market and produce feature films.” Details here.

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