Press Releases Archive for December, 2010

COURTNEY OTT JOINS THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLICITY AT IFC ANNOUNCED AS FSLC’S DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND PR NEW YORK – December 29, 2010 – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Courtney Ott will join the organization as the Director of Marketing and PR. Ott will head a PR and Marketing team charged with working…

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Oxford Film Festival Announces 2011 Lineup

2011 Oxford Film Festival announces Lineup December 28, 2010 Oxford, MS —The Oxford Film Festival and Thacker Mountain Radio – two of Oxford’s arts and entertainment traditions – have teamed up to celebrate a weekend of movies with an opening night extravaganza on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Lyric Theatre. The Oxford Film Festival is…

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2010 National Film Registry

2010 National Film Registry (the full press release) December 28, 2010 Hollywood Blockbusters, Independent Films and Shorts Selected for Preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry “All the President’s Men,” “The Exorcist,” and George Lucas’ Student Film Among Picks Films Selected to the 2010 National Film Registry 1. Airplane (1980) 2. All the President’s Men…

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2011 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ADDS KENTIS-LAU SILENT HOUSE TO LINE UP

For Immediate Release PARK CITY, UT, December 28, 2010—Sundance Institute announced today that filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water) will return to the Sundance Film Festival  with their latest feature, Silent House, which will have its world premiere in the out-of-competition Park City at Midnight section. The Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30, 2011 in…

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IFC FILMS ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO DON ROOS’ THE OTHER WOMAN FROM INCENTIVE FILMED ENTERTAINMENT

ROR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Film Stars Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow New York, NY (December 28, 2010) – IFC Films, the leading American distributor of independent and foreign films, announced today that the company is acquiring the rights to director Don Roos’ frank, funny and heart-wrenching drama THE OTHER WOMAN.  Produced by Marc Platt (NINE, WANTED)…

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OSCAR® NOMINATION BALLOTS MAILED TO 5,755 ACADEMY VOTERS

December 27, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – Nomination ballots for the 83rd Academy Awards® were mailed today to the 5,755 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, January 14, 2011. Ballots received after the deadline…

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248 FEATURE FILMS ELIGIBLE FOR BEST PICTURE OSCAR®

December 20, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – Two hundred forty-eight feature films are eligible for the 2010 Academy Award® for Best Picture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 83rd Academy Awards® consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los…

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MIRAMAX ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY TO PRODUCE SEQUELS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA MONICA and LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2010) –Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) today announced an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax’s best-known properties and to partner on potential new television shows and special edition home entertainment products. The first films to be produced under the agreement will be…

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 12 FEATURE FILM PROJECTS FOR

For Immediate Release December 15, 2010 Los Angeles, CA—Sundance Institute has selected twelve projects for the annual January Screenwriters Lab, to be held January 14-19, 2011 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.  This year’s group includes filmmakers from regions throughout the world, including the United States, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  A hallmark…

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41 Original Songs Queue for 2010 Oscar®

Beverly Hills, CA (December 15, 2010) – Forty-one songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 83rd Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed…

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THE FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CULTURE ANNOUNCES 2010 RECIPIENTS OF THE LYNN AND JULES KROLL FUND FOR JEWISH DOCUMENTARY FILM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK – December 15, 2010 – The Foundation for Jewish Culture granted $140,000 to five exemplary documentaries, ensuring their delivery to film festivals, television, and other distribution outlets. The grants, which range between $20,000 and $35,000 each, will enable filmmakers to pay license fees for archival footage, complete additional shooting, and…

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Sundance Film Festival Adds 3 More

PARK CITY, UT – Sundance Institute announced today that three additional feature films will world premiere in the out-of-competition Premieres and new Documentary Premieres sections of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival: The Future (Director and screenwriter: Miranda July); Flypaper (Director: Rob Minkoff), and Magic Trip (Directors: Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney). In addition, The Future…

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VOTING OPENS FOR THE 2011 CINEMA EYE HONORS AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE

January 13, 2010 – Voting for the 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Audience Choice prize opened today, with ten nonfiction feature films nominated and voting open to the public at large.  Voting – which takes place on the Cinema Eye website – will remain for one month, with the winner announced on January 18, 2011…

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IFC MIDNIGHT ACQUIRES THRILLER “X” FROM CELLULOID NIGHTMARES

Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2010) – IFC Midnight, the genre label of IFC Films, announced today that the company has acquired the U.S. rights to Jon Hewitt’s genre thriller “X” from Celluloid Nightmares following the recently-wrapped American Film Market. The film, which is currently in post-production, was written by Hewitt and Belinda McClory, produced…

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PAST WINNERS AND NOMINEES LEAD LIST OF OSCAR® PRESENTERS

December 13, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei and Oprah Winfrey will present on the 83rd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. In 2001 Berry won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Monsters Ball.” She can currently be seen…

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“BLACK SWAN” LEADS WITH A RECORD 12 NOMINATIONS FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

“THE KING’S SPEECH” & “TRUE GRIT” EACH SCORE 11 NOMINATIONS “INCEPTION” AND “THE SOCIAL NETWORK” ALSO STAND OUT AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT (Los Angeles, CA – December 13, 2010) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual…

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LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS GO SOCIAL NETWORK

LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 12, 2010 – “The Social Network” was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Brent Simon, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).  The runner-up was “Carlos.” The 36th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 15 at the InterContinental, Los…

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New York Online Crix Make Their Picks

New York Film Critics Online, composed of thirty critics whose outlets are exclusively online and two who are print journalists with a strong online presence, met at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre on December 12th and bestowed these awards at its 11th annual meeting: The Complete List: PICTURE The Social Network DIRECTOR David Fincher –…

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The Awards of The 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival

The International Jury of the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film critic (Greece) Mohamed Al-Daradji, Director (Iraq) Scandar Copti, Director (Palestine) Behrooz Hashemian, Producer (Iran/USA) and Martin Schweighofer, Managing Director Of The Austrian Film Commission Bestows: THE AWARDS Best Feature Film Award – Golden Alexander (20.000 euros) PERIFERIC (OUTBOUND) By BOGDAN…

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15 FEATURES IN LINE FOR 2010 VFX OSCAR®

December 10, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alice in Wonderland” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage…

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
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“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris