Press Releases Archive for February, 2012

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY WEST OF MEMPHIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK (February 29, 2012) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Amy Berg’s (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) high profile documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS. The film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Premiere Section to great critical acclaim….

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Cinemark and Paramount Pictures Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of “The Godfather” with Exclusive Cinemark XD Events at Theatres Across the US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Plano, TX, February 29, 2012 – Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), a leading motion picture exhibitor, is proud to partner with Paramount Pictures to offer movie-goers the opportunity to see Francis Ford Coppola’s restored version of his Academy Award®-winning “The Godfather,” on 55 Cinemark XD auditoriums across the country, on Thursday, March…

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2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

For Immediate Release Comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Creative Team Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and Producer Judd Apatow to Kick Off 11th Edition of TFF on April 18 New York, NY (February 29, 2012)—The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Universal Pictures today announced that The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival,…

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS THREATENS NC-17 RATING STATUS FOR BULLY

THREAT COMES AFTER THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY’S MPAA APPEAL TO LOWER R RATING IN AN EFFORT TO USE FILM AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR CHILDREN New York, NY – February 28, 2012 – National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) President & CEO John Fithian sent Harvey Weinstein a letter dated February 24 on behalf of NATO…

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Actor Michael Fassbender joins YouTube’s Your Film Festival as Juror and Co-Executive Producer

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Acclaimed international talent and Sir Ridley Scott help choose the Grand Prize Winner at the Venice Film Festival Winner receives a $500,000 YouTube Original Production Grant to work with Scott Free LOS ANGELES, CA (FEBRUARY 28, 2012):  Acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender (SHAME, INGLORIOUS BASTERDS) has joined the YOUR FILM FESTIVAL team to…

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“TITANIC” IN 3D SNEAK PREVIEW MOVIE EVENTS SET FOR APRIL

For Immediate Release PARAMOUNT OFFERS FANS A CHANCE TO SEE THE NEWLY RE-MASTERED MOVIE EARLY, WHILE ALSO RECEIVING A LIMITED EDITION MOVIE PACK WITH PURCHASE OF TICKET ADVANCE EVENT TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 26, 2012) – Moviegoers across the U.S. and Canada will be among the first audiences anywhere to experience TITANIC in…

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The 2012 Spirits Winners

Oh, there’s this little film called The Artist?

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WILDE IRISH NIGHT AT BAD ROBOT

John Logan, Melissa McCarthy and Michelle Williams Honored FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   February 23, 2012 Oscar Wilde once said:  “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking…

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BULLY LOSES MPAA APPEAL BY ONE VOTE, RETAINS R RATING

TWC Considers Leave Of Absence From MPAA Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2012 – Following a hearing this morning, The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced that it has lost an appeal of the R rating given to its forthcoming documentary BULLY by the Motion Picture Association of America.  The MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration originally bestowed…

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Official Dictator Stunt Announcement

ADMIRAL GENERAL ALADEEN WILL DELIVER A FORMAL RESPONSE TOMORROW MORNING TO BEING BANNED FROM THE OSCARS BY THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND ZIONISTS.

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art Announce Lineup for the 41st Annual New Directors/New Films March 21–April 1

Nadine Labaki’s WHERE DO WE GO NOW? is the Opening Night presentation with a Surprise Screening slated for the Closing Night slot New York, NY, February 22, 2011—The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art announced the full lineup today for the 41st edition of New Directors/New Films (March 21 –…

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INDOMINA ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO A&E INDIEFILMS’ THE IMPOSTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Documentary meets Film Noir; Was Critical Hit at Sundance and Will Be at SXSW Beverly Hills, CA (February 22, 2012) — It was announced today that The Indomina Group, the fast-growing producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, has acquired North American Rights to The Imposter, from A&E IndieFilms. Bart…

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Screen Actors Guild Statement Regarding Legal Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Screen Actors Guild released the following statement: Los Angeles (February 22, 2012) – “We believe that this suit is completely without merit and we will vigorously defend all claims in court. We are confident that our actions are appropriate and consistent with the law and our own rules of procedure. “Any suggestion…

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“OZ” RUBY SLIPPERS FIND THEIR WAY HOME: MAJOR ACQUISITION FOR ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES

February 22, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leonardo DiCaprio spearheads effort with help from Steven Spielberg, Terry Semel Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired a pair of the iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio led a…

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Legendary Academy Award®-Winning Motion Picture Director/Producer Steven Spielberg Presents The Critically Acclaimed Epic Adventure WAR HORSE

On Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3, 2012 BURBANK, Calif., February 21, 2012 – Legendary Academy Award®-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg presents the critically acclaimed and multi Academy Award®-nominated epic adventure “War Horse” on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3. This newest home entertainment release not only enthralls viewers once again with…

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SUNDANCE SELECTS TAKES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ALISON KLAYMAN’S AWARD-WINNING SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY “AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Summer Theatrical Release Planned To Coincide With Weiwei’s First Trip Outside China Since Detainment New York, NY (February 21, 2012) – Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to director Alison Klayman’s AI WEIWEI:  NEVER SORRY which just screened as an Official Selection in the Berlinale Special at…

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THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY TO APPEAL MPAA RATING OF BULLY

TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein And One Of Film’s Bullied Subjects Will Personally Appeal MPAA’s Decision To Give Anti-Bullying Documentary An “R” Rating Restricted Rating Will Keep Film Out Of Schools Where America’s Bullying Epidemic Rages New York, NY, February 21, 2012 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today plans to appeal the MPAA’s decision to assign…

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THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE TO “OUTGUESS EBERT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago, IL, 2/20/12 — Last Friday the Music Box Theatre, via its social networks, threw down the gauntlet and challenged Roger Ebert, one of the greatest living film critics, to a battle of Oscar guesses.  After a period of what we can only assume was deep and thoughtful consideration, Mr. Ebert publicly accepted…

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SUNDANCE SELECTS TAKES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO CRISTIAN MUNGIU’S BEYOND THE HILLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (February 17, 2012) – Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to director Cristian Mungiu’s BEYOND THE HILLS. Mungiu, who also penned the script for the picture, produced along with Pascal Cauchteaux and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. The film stars Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Dana Tapalaga,…

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HOLLYWOOD’S “IT” COUPLE – KERMIT THE FROG AND MISS PIGGY – TO PRESENT AT THE 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS® ON OSCAR® SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 ON ABC

February 17, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – Hollywood icons Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will present at the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. This is the Muppets fifth appearance at the Academy Awards. They are fresh off their triumphant critical and box office…

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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