Marc Silver took home the 2015 Social Impact Media Award (SIMA) ‘Best Feature Documentary’ for his film “Who is Dayani Cristal?” In 2013, the Sundance Film Festival recognized his work on this film, along with Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart In the Jungle”), when they received the Cinematography Award and a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize.
The Young Artist Foundation recognized three young stars from the Picrow-produced Amazon Studios’ hit series “Transparent” and “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.” Emily Robinson received the award Best Performance in a TV Series (Recurring Young Actress 14-16) for her role as teenage Ali in “Transparent” and Gortimer Gibbon’s star Sloane Morgan Siegel picked up the award Best Performance in a TV Series (Leading Young Actor – 13 and Under). The foundation also recognized Kiersey Clemons who was nominated for her role as Bianca in “Transparent.”
Jill Soloway received the DGA’s award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a comedy series for Transparent. As a new member of the Directors Guild, she called it “a great welcome gift.” Amazon Studios and Jill Soloway’s team have had a successful awards season for this hit show. Awards include two Golden Globes (Best Actor, Best TV Series), which marks an Amazon first, and Satellite Awards including Television Series (Comedy/Musical) and Actor in a Series (Comedy/Musical) for Jeffrey Tambor. Recognition also came from the Writers Guild with nominations in the categories TV Comedy Series, New Series and Episodic Comedy for the episode “The Wilderness.”
Amazon Studios and the Picrow team gear up for production on Season 2 of the hit series Mozart in the Jungle. Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers and Paul Weitz will write this season, and stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, and Peter Vack will all be back to take audiences behind the curtain of the New York Symphony.
Picrow sprinkles a little magic on the Amazon Kids lineup with Just Add Magic, the series based on the book from best-selling author Cindy Callaghan, as adapted by Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco. The show stars Olivia Sanabia, Abby Donnelly, Aubrey Miller, and Judah Bellamy.
Picrow congratulates Marc Silver on having his documentary 3½ Minutes recognized at Sundance with the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact and finding a home for his film at HBO. Marc commented on the news saying, “We are now certain that Jordan’s story will reach the widest, most diverse audience possible.”
Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films said, “By bringing this powerful film to HBO audiences, we hope to elevate the national conversation around these tragic issues.”
Following the success of his first feature length film, Who is Dayani Cristal? which won the Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary at the Sundance Festival 2013 and the Amnesty International Best Documentary award 2014, Marc Silver premieres his new documentary 3½ Minutes at the Sundance Film Festival 2015.
In Marc’s words, the film “dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, the aftermath of this systemic tragedy and contradictions within the American criminal justice system.” His intimate filmmaking approach to humanizing each character will surely capture the attention of festivalgoers and the subject matter will no doubt continue this important social discourse.