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 Bay keeps these absurd plot-gears spinning, he’s displaying his skill as a slick, professional entertainer. But then there are the images of motion—I hesitate to say, of things in motion, because it’s not clear how many things there are in the movie, instead of mere digital simulations of things. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that there’s a car chase through London, seen from the level of tires, that could have gone on for an hour, um, tirelessly. What matters is that the defenestrated Cade saves himself by leaping from drone to drone in midair like a frog skipping among lotus pads; that he and Vivian slide along the colossal, polished expanses of sharply tilting age-old fields of metal like luge Olympians. What matters is that, when this heroic duo find themselves thrust out into the void of inner space from a collapsing planet, it has a terrifyingly vast emptiness that Bay doesn’t dare hold for more than an instant lest he become the nightmare-master. What matters is that the enormous thing hurtling toward Earth is composed in a fanatical detail that would repay slow-motion viewing with near-geological patience. Bay has an authentic sense of the gigantic; beside the playful enormity of his Transformerized universe, the ostensibly heroic dimensions of Ridley Scott’s and Christopher Nolan’s massive visions seem like petulant vanities.”
~ Michael Bay Gives Richard Brody A Tingle

How do you see film evolving in this age of Netflix?

I thought the swing would be quicker and more violent. There have been two landmark moments in the history of French film. First in 1946, with the creation of the CNC under the aegis of Malraux. He saved French cinema by establishing the advance on receipts and support fund mechanisms. We’re all children of this political invention. Americans think that the State gives money to French films, but they’re wrong. Through this system, films fund themselves!

The other great turning point came by the hand of Jack Lang in the 1980s, after the creation of Canal+. While television was getting ready to become the nemesis of film, he created the decoder, and a specific broadcasting space between film and television, using new investments for film. That once again saved French film.

These political decisions are important. We’re once again facing big change. If our political masters don’t take control of the situation and new stakeholders like Netflix, Google and Amazon, we’re headed for disaster. We need to create obligations for Internet service providers. They can’t always be against film. They used to allow piracy, but now that they’ve become producers themselves, they’re starting to see things in a different light. This is a moment of transition, a strong political act needs to be put forward. And it can’t just be at national level, it has to happen at European level.

Filmmaker Cédric Klapisch