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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“I suddenly couldn’t say anything about some of the movies. They were just so terrible, and I’d already written about so many terrible movies. I love writing about movies when I can discover something in them – when I can get something out of them that I can share with people. The week I quit, I hadn’t planned on it. But I wrote up a couple of movies, and I read what I’d written, and it was just incredibly depressing. I thought, I’ve got nothing to share from this. One of them was of that movie with Woody Allen and Bette Midler, Scenes From a Mall. I couldn’t write another bad review of Bette Midler. I thought she was so brilliant, and when I saw her in that terrible production of ‘Gypsy’ on television, my heart sank. And I’d already panned her in Beaches. How can you go on panning people in picture after picture when you know they were great just a few years before? You have so much emotional investment in praising people that when you have to pan the same people a few years later, it tears your spirits apart.”
~ Pauline Kael On Quitting

“My father was a Jerome. My daughter’s middle name is Jerome. But my most vexing and vexed relationship with a Jerome was with Jerome Levitch, the subject of my first book under his stage and screen name, Jerry Lewis.

I have a lot of strong and complex feelings about the man, who passed away today in Las Vegas at age 91. Suffice to say he was a brilliant talent, an immense humanitarian, a difficult boss/interview, and a quixotic sort of genius, as often inspired as insipid, as often tender as caustic.

I wrote all about it in my 1996 book, “King of Comedy,” which is available on Kindle. With all due humility, it’s kinda definitive — the good and the bad — even though it’s two decades old. My favorite review, and one I begged St. Martin’s (unsuccessfully) to put on the paperback jacket, came from “Screw” magazine, which called it “A remarkably fair portrait of a great American asshole.”

Jerry and I met twice while I was working on the book and spoke/wrote to each other perhaps a dozen times. Like many of his relationships with the press and his partners/subordinates, it ended badly, with Jerry hollering profanities at me in the cabin of his yacht in San Diego. I wrote about it in the epilogue to my book, and over the years I’ve had the scene quoted back to me by Steve Martin, Harry Shearer, Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette. Tom Hanks once told me that he had a dinner with Paul Reiser and Martin Short at which Short spent the night imitating Jerry throwing me off the boat.

Jerry was a lot of things: father, husband, chum, businessman, philanthropist, artist, innovator, clown, tyrant. He was at various times in his life the highest-ever-paid performer on TV, in movies, and on Broadway. He raised BILLIONS for charity, invented filmmaking techniques, made perhaps a dozen classic comedies, turned in a terrific dramatic performance in Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy,” and left the world altered and even enhanced with his time and his work in it.

That’s an estimable achievement and one worth pausing to commemorate.

#RIP to Le Roi du Crazy

~ Biographer Shawn Levy on Jerry Lewis on Facebook