Don Thompson lauded by UCLA Alumni
June 21, 2023
Don Thompson was awarded the 2023 UCLA Alumni Distinguished Mentor Award for his work with graduate and undergraduate students since 2018.
'Railway Children' to be broadcast on BBC Channel 4
September 1, 2022
Prithvi Konanur's 'Railway Children' will be broadcast as part
of the Indian Film Season, 2022.
'Unapologetic' selected for Season 34 of the acclaimed
'POV' documentary series produced by PBS
May 6th, 2021
The film will be broadcast on December 27, 2021, as part of
the award-winning series.
'Unapologetic' director Ashley O'Shay featured
on ABC's Nightline
September 9th, 2020
Director Ashley O'shay is one of four filmmakers who discuss
their role in documenting the Movement for Black Lives.
[view episode here]
A.B. Shawky wins prestigious Variety/MENA award
September 19, 2018
A.B. Shawky to win the 'Talent of the Year' award from
Variety/MENA for his debut feature film 'Yomeddine'.
The film is also Egypt's nominee for the Best Foreign
Language Academy Award.
'Solace' to premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival
August 21, 2018
Tchaiko Omawale's 'Solace' (a nextPix/firstPix selection) will
premiere in the 'LA Muse' section of the LA Film Festival.
'Yomeddine' wins prize at 2018 Cannes Film Festival
May 21, 2018
'Yomeddine', the debut feature film of director A.B. Shawky,
wins the prestigious Francois Chalais Prize. The film was
a nextPix/firstPix selection.
'Yomeddine' selected for 2018 Cannes Festival
April 12, 2018
A.B. Shawky's debut feature film 'Yomeddine' will world premiere
at Cannes in competition for the Palm d'Or. The film was a
'Railway Children' wins award at the Indian
National Film Awards
April 8, 2017
Lead actor Manohara K, who plays Jollu, won for
Best Child Artist at the highly competitive Indian National Film Awards.
'The God of This World' included in ITN's 'Plays and
Playwrights 2017' anthology
Dec 5, 2016
Don Thompson's 'The God of This World' is recognized
by Indie Theater Now as one of the most "interesting,
innovative, challenging and pertinent" plays of the past
year -- one of 12 new plays included in ITN's 'Plays and
Playwrights 2017' anthology.
'Solace' to receive post-production funding from Women in Film
November 23, 2016
Tchaiko Omawale's 'Solace'(a nextPix/firstPix selection) was among the films selected by Women in Film for finishing fund grants.
'Recovering Irma' receives Sundance Institute production grant
Oct 31, 2016
'Recovering Irma' will receive production funding from the Sundance Institute as part of over $1million in grants.
Mumbai Film Festival announces 2016 lineup
Sept 30, 2016
'Railway Children' will have its World Premiere at the MAMI 2016 India GOLD section - find out more about the festival lineup below.
DC Theatre Scene interviews Don Thompson about 'The God of This World'
July 9, 2015
Thompson describes the evolution of his new play 'The God of This World'.
Gene' Fouche' talks about the METLab Festival of New Plays, including 'The God of This World', on COMCAST/NBC's Newsmakers
June 4, 2015
Gene' describes what's happening at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and how summer 2015 will see the company showcasing a series of new plays.
Aubrey Plaza talks 'Ned Rifle' on NBC's Today Show
March 26, 2015
Aubrey Plaza talks up 'Ned Rifle' in her own unique way on the Today Show.
'Ned Rifle' to have Spring 2015 release
December 3, 2014
'Ned Rifle' to see a 5-city theatrical plus VOD release.
'Ned Rifle' to World Premiere at 2014 TIFF
July 22, 2014
Hal Hartley's conclusion to his 'Henry Fool' trilogy to world premiere in Toronto.
FirstPost/Feather Project - Don Thompson talks about the film 'Message to Shigatse'
September 26, 2012
Don Thompson discusses MTS, the Panchen Lama issue and its significance to China.
The Hollywood Reporter reviews Nicole Karsin's 'We Women Warriors' - a firstPix selection
August 10, 2012
THR describes this 'clear-eyed look' at how indigenous tribes struggle non-violently in Colombia amid decades of war.