Press Releases Archive for August, 2010

PIRANHA 3D producer Mark Canton responds to James Cameron

August 31, 2010 PIRANHA 3D producer Mark Canton responds to James Cameron As a producer in the entertainment industry, Jim Cameron’s comments on VanityFair.com are very disappointing to me and the team that made Piranha 3D.  Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding…

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RYAN GOSLING to Present Vision Award to NICOLAS WINDING REFN At VISIONFEST

VisionFest 2010 is Filmmakers Alliances’ (FA) yearly celebration that brings together the best of L.A.’s independent filmmaking community. This year

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KYLE MACLACHLAN, ROSANNA ARQUETTE CO-STAR IN PEACE, LOVE, & MISUNDERSTANDING

Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan wrap production in New York State

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS AND LIDDELL ENTERTAINMENT WED ON I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor starrer due December 3, 2010 (LOS ANGELES, August 26)

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DOCUMENTARY FILM ENTRIES DUE SEPTEMBER 1 FOR 2010 OSCARS

August 26, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS AND LIDDELL ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER ON GONZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Javier Bardem starrer due in Dec., 2010 ** (LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25)

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TENTH ANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2011 DATES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2011 FESTIVAL TO BE HELD APRIL 20

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BROWNLOW, COPPOLA, GODARD AND WALLACH TO RECEIVE ACADEMY

August 25, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA

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THE 46th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST 20 FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, August 25, 2010

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Magnolia Pictures to release Andrew Jarecki

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella murder mystery in theaters this December August 24, 2010

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DAVID LYNCH ANNOUNCED AS FIRST-EVER GUEST ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi

Lynch Creates Art for the Festival to Serve as the Official Image and Will Program Films that Influence and Inspire Him LOS ANGELES, CA, August 24, 2010

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HUNDREDS OF GUESTS FOR 2010 EVENT

Toronto – The guest list for the 35th Toronto International Film Festival includes many of the world

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE MAVERICKS LINE-UP

Bill Gates, Steve Nash, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bruce Springsteen Take the Stage Toronto

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10 FILMS ANNOUNCED AS PART OF THE FESTIVAL

Toronto

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27 DEBUTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN TIFF

Toronto

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DIMENSION FILMS ANNOUNCES THAT PIRANHA 3D

New York, NY – August 23, 2010

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RASHAAD ERNESTO GREEN WRAPS NYC FILMING OF GUN HILL ROAD

First feature from one of Filmmaker Magazine

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“When books become a thing, they can no longer be fine.

“Literary people get mad at Knausgård the same way they get mad at Jonathan Franzen, a writer who, if I’m being honest, might be fine. I’m rarely honest about Jonathan Franzen. He’s an extremely annoying manI have only read bits and pieces of his novels, and while I’ve stopped reading many novels even though they were pretty good or great, I have always stopped reading Jonathan Franzen’s novels because I thought they were aggressively boring and dumb and smug. But why do I think this? I didn’t read him when he was a new interesting writer who wrote a couple of weird books and then hit it big with ‘The Corrections,’ a moment in which I might have picked him up with curiosity and read with an open mind; I only noticed him once, after David Foster Wallace had died, he became the heir apparent for the Great American Novelist position, once he had had that thing with Oprah and started giving interviews in which he said all manner of dumb shit; I only noticed him well after I had been told he was An Important Writer.

“So I can’t and shouldn’t pretend that I am unmoved by the lazily-satisfied gentle arrogance he projects or when he is given license to project it by the has-the-whole-world-gone-crazy development of him being constantly crowned and re-crowned as Is He The Great American Writer. What I really object to is this, and if there’s anything to his writing beyond it, I can’t see it and can’t be bothered. Others read him and tell me he’s actually a good writer—people whose critical instincts I have learned to respect—so I feel sure that he’s probably a perfectly fine, that his books are fine, and that probably even his stupid goddamned bird essays are probably also fine.

“But it’s too late. He has become a thing; he can’t be fine.”
~ Aaron Bady

“You know how in postproduction you are supposed to color-correct the picture so everything is smooth and even? Jean-Luc wants the opposite. He wants the rupture. Color and then black and white, or different intensities of color. Or how in this film, sometimes you see the ratio of the frame change after the image begins. That happens when he records from his TV onto his old DVCAM analog machine, which is so old we can’t even find parts when it needs to be repaired. The TV takes time to recognize and adjust to the format on the DVD or the Blu-ray. Whether it’s 1:33 or 1:85. And one of the TVs he uses is slower than the other. He wants to keep all that. I could correct it, but he doesn’t want me to. See, here’s an image from War and Peace. He did the overlays of color—red, white, and blue—using an old analog video effects machine. That’s why you have the blur. When I tried to redo it in digital, I couldn’t. The edges were too sharp. And why the image jitters—I don’t know how he did that. Playing with the cable maybe. Handmade. He wants to see that. It’s a gift from his old machine.”
~ Fabrice Aragno