Press Releases Archive for February, 2011

PRODUCER ANNE CAREY TEAMS UP WITH EPOCH FILMS TO EXPAND FILM AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

New York, NY (Feb 28, 2011) — Epoch Films, an award-winning commercial and film production company, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with independent film producer Anne Carey (THE AMERICAN, ADVENTURELAND, THE SAVAGES) to significantly expand Epoch’s film and television operations.  The announcement was made by Epoch’s founding partner Mindy Goldberg….

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ABC AND ACADEMY EXTEND OSCAR TELECAST AGREEMENT TO 2020

February 24, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – The ABC Television Network’s contract to carry the annual Academy Awards presentations has been extended for six more years, though 2020, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ President Tom Sherak and Anne Sweeney, President of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. “This contract ensures…

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YOU’RE INVITED TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO OSCAR’S GUESTS

February 22, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – Movie fans, your opportunity to ask Oscar® nominees and presenters a question on the red carpet has arrived.  Beginning today (February 22), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites fans from around the world to submit questions via Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (/TheAcademy)…

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2011 TEXAS FILM HALL OF FAME AWARDS TO HONOR JOHN HAWKES & SPOON

For Immediate Release February 21, 2011 (Austin, TX)–The Austin Film Society (AFS) is thrilled to announce that we have added John Hawkes and Spoon to the line-up for the 2011 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards. Academy Award-nominated actor Hawkes will receive the Rising Star Award; director Jeff Nichols will present the annual Soundtrack Award to Spoon. Journalist Liz Smith,…

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Social Network, Alice, TS3, Exit Get ACE Eddies

“THE SOCIAL NETWORK” WINS BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMA) AND “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” WINS BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY/MUSICAL) AT THE 61st ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING EDITING IN 2010 “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP” TAKES TOP DOC PRIZE “TOY STORY 3” WINS BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, MICHAEL BROWN, A.C.E. AND MICHAEL…

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PARAMOUNT TO DISTRIBUTE SCORSESE’S AND GK FILMS’ “HUGO CABRET”

Studio to Release in the U.S. on November 23, 2011 HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 19, 2011) – Paramount Pictures announced today it will distribute Academy Award-winning® director Martin Scorsese’s 3D film HUGO CABRET. The studio plans to release the film in the U.S. on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen,…

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Academy Sets “Premium Oscar Night Experience” For $4.99

February 18, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA — Movie fans, your “All Access” pass for Oscar Night® is now available on Oscar.com (www.oscar.com/all-access), the official online home of the 83rd Academy Awards®. This new interactive feature will provide an experience to the online audience during the live Oscar® show never before available. Beginning…

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Ginsberg/Libby Expands, Adds Lisa Danna, New Interactive Team

Ginsberg/Libby adds interactive team as well as new Director, Film and Corporate Entertainment Lisa Danna About Lisa Danna / Director, Film and Corporate Entertainment Lisa Danna began her career working in publicity for GS Entertainment Marketing group working on publicity and marketing campaigns for such clients as Lion’s Gate and Paramount Classics From there she…

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Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Feature Film Lineup for the 40thAnnual New Directors/New Films

J.C. Chandor’s “MARGIN CALL” is the Opening Night presentation with Maryam Keshavarz’s Award-winning “CIRCUMSTANCE” the Closing Night selection New York, NY, February 16, 2011 – The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the full lineup today for the 40th edition of New Directors/New Films (March 23 – April 3). Dedicated to the…

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MARC FRIEDLAND TAPPED TO DESIGN NEW ACADEMY AWARDS® ENVELOPE

February 16, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – Marc Friedland has been selected to design new envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of Oscar® winners at the 83rd Academy Awards, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today.  This year’s ceremony will mark the 70th anniversary of the use of sealed…

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WARNER BROS. DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING “APP EDITIONS” OF FEATURE FILMS “THE DARK KNIGHT” AND “INCEPTION” AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE, iPOD TOUCH AND iPAD

“APP EDITIONS” ALLOW WBDD TO OFFER FILMS IN OVER 30 INTERNATIONAL TERRITORIES, MANY FOR THE FIRST TIME, THROUGH APPLE’S APP STORE Studio Leads the Way with Fully-Loaded, Connected Viewing Experience Offering Downloading, Streaming, Bonus Content, Music, Games, Soundboard and Seamless Social Media Integration BURBANK, CALIF., February 16, 2011 – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD), a…

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SUNDANCE SELECTS TAKES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO GÖRAN HUGO OLSSON’S THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

Berlin, GERMANY (February 14, 2011) – Sundance Selects announced today from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights to writer/director Göran Hugo Olsson’s THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975. The documentary, produced by Annika Rogell of Story AB, made its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and screened…

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FilmDistrict Partners with Miramax for U.S. Distribution of “DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK”

Presented by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce; Nationwide Release Set for August 12th NEW YORK & SANTA MONICA, February 14, 2011 — FilmDistrict and Miramax today announced that FilmDistrict has acquired all U.S. rights to DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and that a wide release has been scheduled for August…

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The 2011 BAFTA Winners

Best Film: The King’s Speech Outstanding British Film: The King’s Speech Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: Four Lions, Chris Morris Director: The Social Network, David Fincher Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network Film Not In The English Language: The Girl With the Dragon…

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Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur To Strand

February 11, 2011 – PROTAGONIST PICTURES today announced that it has concluded its North American sales on Paddy Considine’s critically acclaimed debut feature Tyrannosaur, to Strand Releasing for the US and to D Films for Canada. The film screens at the European Film Market this week. The deals were closed following the film’s world premiere…

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International Film Music Critics Association 2011 Nomineess

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRE DESPLAT RECEIVES 7 INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS’ 2010 AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING TWO FOR FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR FEBRUARY 11, 2011 – The International Film Music Critics Association announces its list of nominations for excellence in musical scoring in 2010, with French composer Alexandre Desplat leading the field with 7 nods…

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PHASE 4 FILMS MAKES THE MOVE TO VOD: VIDAL SASSOON AND BROTHERHOOD TO GO DAY AND DATE

Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2011) – Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has officially entered the video-on-demand (VOD) space.  This new endeavor for Phase 4 launches officially with the day-and-date theatrical and VOD release of several films including: Craig Teper’s VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE, a revealing…

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“Fubar: Balls to the Wall” Acquired by Screen Media Films Prior to SXSW Premiere

Company to release film on April 19 following U.S. premiere at SXSW in March New York, February 10, 2011 – Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to FUBAR: BALLS TO THE WALL, Michael Dowse’s hilarious look into the lives of headbangers Dean and Terry that stars Paul J. Spence and David Lawrence, prior…

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31st LONDON FILM CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARD WINNERS

31st LONDON FILM CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARD WINNERS In aid of the BFI Archive and in partnership with Sky 3D and Moët & Chandon EMBARGOED ACROSS ALL MEDIA UNTIL 9.15PM THURSDAY 10 FEBRUARY London, 10 February 2011: Two films swept the board tonight at the 31st London Film Critics’ Circle Awards. The Social Network and The…

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“TRON LEGACY” AND “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON” WIN TWO LUMIERE AWARDS”

“TRON LEGACY” AND “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON” WIN TWO “LUMIERE AWARDS,” “TOY STORY AND “THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER” WIN “3D PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS,” JAMES CAMERON RECEIVES “HAROLD LLOYD AWARD” (Hollywood, CA, Feb. 9, 2011) – The second annual International 3D Society 3D Creative Arts Awards were hosted tonight…

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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

“As these stories continue to break, in the weeks since women have said they were harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein, which was not the birth of a movement but an easy and highly visible shorthand for decades of organizing against sexual harassment that preceded this moment, I hope to gain back my time, my work. Lately, though, I have noticed a drift in the discourse from violated rights to violated feelings: the swelled number of reporters on the beat, the burden on each woman’s story to concern a man “important” enough to report on, the detailed accounting of hotel robes and incriminating texts along with a careful description of what was grabbed, who exposed what, and how many times. What I remember most, from “my story” is how small the sex talk felt, almost dull. I did not feel hurt. I had no pain to confess in public. As more stories come out, I like to think that we would also believe a woman who said, for example, that the sight of the penis of the man who promised her work did not wound her, and that the loss she felt was not some loss of herself but of her time, energy, power.”
~ “The Unsexy Truth About Harassment,” by Melissa Gira Grant