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Mark Harris On “The Curse of Crash: The Narratives That Doom Oscar Movies”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mark Harris On “The Curse of Crash: The Narratives That Doom Oscar Movies”

Stan Lee Media Barred From Asserting “Spider-Man” Rights Claim

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Stan Lee Media Barred From Asserting “Spider-Man” Rights Claim

No Love Lost Between Literary Agent Andrew “The Jackal” Wylie And Amazon

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

“With the restored health of the publishing industry and having some sense of where this sort of Isis-like distribution channel, Amazon, is going to be buried and in which plot of sand they will be stuck, publishers will be able to raise the author’s digital royalty to 40% or 50%. Writers will begin to make enough money to live.”
No Love Lost Between Literary Agent Andrew “The Jackal” Wylie And Amazon

“Six Ways Franchises Go Terminal”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

“Six Ways Franchises Go Terminal”

“Jacques Tati, Historian”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

“Jacques Tati, Historian”

Filmmaker David Barker Goes For Godard’s Gaga

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

“The use of 3D with this explosion of images is what makes this film by an 83-year-old seem so much younger and freer than most films by directors in their twenties.”
Filmmaker David Barker Goes For Godard’s Gaga

Ridley Scott’s RSA Film and Wild Card Launch “Next Generation Marketing” For Global Audiences

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

RSA FILMS AND WILD CARD DEBUT JOINT MARKETING VENTURE: 3AM Supported by Ridley Scott’s RSA Films and Wild Card, New Creative Consultancy Offers Studios Next Generation Marketing

LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 30, 2014 – Wild Card, an industry leader in theatrical advertising, and RSA Films, Ridley Scott’s award-winning commercial production company, have launched 3AM, a new venture geared towards the development of new forms of content and marketing for modern, global audiences. As a specialized consultancy, 3AM will collaborate with Filmmakers, Studios and Brands in the early stages of film production to create integrated content and marketing extensions.

The new company will bring together an array of expert creative talent across film, advertising, and branded entertainment, offering partners an agile model for creating and delivering content.

RSA President Jules Daly and Alison Temple will both serve as Managing Partners of 3AM. As an almost 25-year veteran of RSA Films, Jules Daly brings both commercial and theatrical creative production management chops to 3AM. Under her leadership, RSA has established a reputation for excellence and innovation that is revered throughout the industry and has garnered the industry’s highest accolades.

Alison Temple, who will oversee the day-to-day operations of 3AM, is best known for her work at Fox Filmed Entertainment and her creation of its Creative Content Department in Domestic Theatrical Marketing. As Executive Vice President of the department, Temple is credited with generating groundbreaking content and working with the filmmakers and talent to create innovative marketing material for the projects. Temple was part of the core team that successfully launched campaigns for mega-franchise properties such as Avatar, X-men, Planet of the Apes, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Rio and Ice Age.

“Film studios have an entirely new and unique set of challenges when it comes to marketing movies,” said Jules Daly. “RSA and Wild Card realize that Hollywood marketing today is a beast of its own consistently challenged with capturing consumer interest. As a joint entity of such esteemed creative companies, 3AM can help alleviate those challenges and work with the studios to think outside the box and deliver groundbreaking creative.”

“Our goal with 3AM is to meet the needs of shifting consumer expectations around content” said 3AM’s Alison Temple. “To get there, we will work with the filmmakers, Studios and Partners before they start production to identify opportunities to align story and marketing. Combined with the strength of RSA filmmakers and artists we will be able to collaborate with the studios to create world-class marketing concepts across all platforms.”

Built on a partnership between RSA Films and Wild Card, the 3AM team’s vision is to help create tomorrow’s most exciting entertainment experiences utilizing the collective power of storytelling, advertising, culture, and technology. 3AM is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information please visit:www.its3am.com.

 

 

ABOUT RIDLEY SCOTT AND ASSOCIATES

Founded by Ridley and Tony Scott in 1968, RSA Films is one of the world’s leading commercial production companies.  Headed by President Jules Daly, RSA is at the forefront of creating innovative groundbreaking advertising campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized brands.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, RSA has a roster of over 70 directors, including Kathryn Bigelow, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, and Neill Blomkamp and has received numerous Golden Lion, Emmy, BAFTA, AICP, Clio, MTV and MVPA Awards since its inception.

 

ABOUT WILDCARD:

Wild Card is an award-winning entertainment advertising agency specializing in innovative theatrical film marketing. Located in Culver City, CA, Founder and Editor Nick Temple and his team make up this diverse group of highly skilled editors, graphic designers, and music supervisors. Wild Card works with filmmakers across all major studios to develop teasers, trailers, and TV spots for major feature films and television shows.  Wild Card has proudly worked on a range of titles including blockbuster franchises like Planet of the Apes, X-Men, Transformers and Avatar, animated titles like Rio 2 and Book of Life, and other projects including HBO’s True Detective, Disney’s Maleficent and Warner Bros’ Great Gatsby. Wild Card’s unique perspective and dynamic work environment allow creativity to flourish.

 

Bilge Ebiri On Jennifer Lawrence And What It Means To Be The Biggest Female Star

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Bilge Ebiri On Jennifer Lawrence And What It Means To Be The Biggest Female Star
And – Debra Granik On Finding Lawrence And Life After Winter’s Bone

NATO And MPAA Set “Zero Tolerance” For Google Glass And Other Wearable Recording Devices

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Today, the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners announced an update to their joint policy to prevent film theft in theaters.  The update was made to fully integrate wearable tech into the rules following a joint meeting of NATO and MPAA theatrical anti-piracy teams at ShowEast, the annual industry convention and trade show in Hollywood, Florida.  The updated language is:

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have a long history of welcoming technological advances and recognize the strong consumer interest in smart phones and wearable “intelligent” devices. As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theaters, however, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown. As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time. Individuals who fail or refuse to put the recording devices away may be asked to leave. If theater managers have indications that illegal recording activity is taking place, they will alert law enforcement authorities when appropriate, who will determine what further action should be taken.

 

VICE Media To Launch $100 Million 24-Hour Channel In Canada

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

VICE Media To Launch $100 Million 24-Hour Channel In Canada

On The “Profound Unprofitability” Of Facebook’s $21.8 Billion-Valued WhatsApp

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

On The “Profound Unprofitability” Of Facebook’s $21.8 Billion-Valued WhatsApp

Apple CEO Tim Cook Writes, “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook Writes, “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

Moscow Film Museum Endangered Again

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Moscow Film Museum Endangered Again

After NYFF, Stuart Klawans Ponders, What Are Movies Good For?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

After NYFF, Stuart Klawans Ponders, What Are Movies Good For?

Feds Find “Midnight Rider” Producers Didn’t Warn Crew Of Denial Of Permission To Shoot On Railroad Tracks

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Feds Find “Midnight Rider” Producers Didn’t Warn Crew Of Denial Of Permission To Shoot On Railroad Tracks

Hw’d & Fine Talks Hope For Fine Movies With Tony Gilroy

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

“Really, comic-book movies have destroyed the foreign sales market. But the people want it; it’s an efficient market. That’s why I wish something like The Matrix would come out now–that was an extraordinary film. We need something like that to remind people that they can have a big movie that’s also smart and exciting.
Hw’d & Fine Talks Hope For Fine Movies With Tony Gilroy

Haley Joel Osment, Grown Up

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Haley Joel Osment, Grown Up

Isabella Rossellini Looks Back On The Sex Lives Of Animals

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Isabella Rossellini Looks Back On The Sex Lives Of Animals

Judge Rules Against Noriega Vs. “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Judge Rules Against Noriega Vs. “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II”

Anthony Kaufman Queries, “Has Independent Film Jumped the Shark?”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Anthony Kaufman Queries, “Has Independent Film Jumped the Shark?”