Press Releases Archive for April, 2012

WARNER BROS. DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHES “INSIDE THE SCRIPT” DIGITAL PUBLISHING INITIATIVE

MOVIE FANS CAN NOW OWN DIGITAL VERSIONS OF SCRIPTS FROM ICONIC FILMS INCLUDING “CASABLANCA,” “BEN-HUR,” “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” AND “NORTH BY NORTHWEST” COMPLETE WITH RARE NOTES, PUBLICITY STILLS AND OTHER INTERACTIVE ASSETS FIRST “INSIDE THE SCRIPT” TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ON iBOOKSTORE, KINDLE AND NOOK® BURBANK, CALIF., April 30, 2012 – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution…

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2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS

For Immediate Release WAR WITCH, THE WORLD BEFORE HER, UNA NOCHE AND WAVUMBA WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED WORLD COMPETITIONS * * * FESTIVAL AWARDS $180,000 IN CASH PRIZES [April 26, 2012 – New York, NY] – The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented…

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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES PAST AND PROLOGUE: THE FILMS OF RIDLEY SCOTT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (April 26, 2012) — The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a complete retrospective of three-time Oscar-nominee Ridley Scott, whose career began in the 70’s and who has continued to excite and enchant audiences with his remarkable storytelling ability. The retrospective will run from May 25 – June…

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40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks announces theatrical release plans for Spike Lee’s RED HOOK SUMMER; Will partner with Variance Films for August 10 theatrical release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Republic of Brooklyn, April 25, 2012 – 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks announced today that the company will undertake its first independent distribution effort with founder Spike Lee’s Brooklyn coming-of-age story, RED HOOK SUMMER. 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks will partner with New York-based Variance Films for the theatrical release,…

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“SEE ‘CHIMPANZEE,’ SAVE CHIMPANZEES” PROGRAM EXTENDED

Disneynature’s Newest True Life Adventure Celebrates its $10.6 Million Opening-Weekend Box Office by Extending Benefit to Jane Goodall Institute BURBANK, Calif. (April 25, 2012) – Swinging into theaters April 20 with a $10.6 million opening-weekend performance, “Chimpanzee” proved so popular among audiences that Disneynature is extending the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation initiative for a…

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WARNER BROS. PICTURES UNVEILS NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE OF “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” SHOWCASING STUNNING HIGH-FRAME-RATE RESULTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BURBANK, CA, April 24, 2012 — Warner Bros. Pictures screened approximately 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage from New Line Cinema and MGM’s upcoming epic “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which showcased the filmmaking innovation of 48 frames-per-second (fps), doubling the typical frame rate of 24 fps.  The footage was part of the…

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NANCY MEYERS TO RECEIVE NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL’S SCREENWRITERS TRIBUTE: DIANE KEATON TO PRESENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD SET FOR OPENING NIGHT Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE (Opening Day) & IFC’s SLEEPWALK WITH ME (Centerpiece) and YOUR SISTER’S SISTER (Closing Night); Tribute Awards Night to Include Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling to Rory Kennedy (ETHEL) and New Voices in Screenwriting Award to Lucy Alibar and…

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The Art of The Avengers

Press Release: Marvel Studios announced today that Gallery1988 in Hollywood, Calif., will mount a show of art inspired by the Marvel Super Heroes featured in the highly anticipated, summer event movie “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The show, sponsored by Visa Signature, will run through the film’s opening weekend, from May 3 through May 6, 2012.

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Terry Press And Wolfgang Hammer Named Co-Presidents Of CBS Films

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2012 — CBS Corporation announced today that Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press have been named Co-Presidents of the CBS Films division. “In Terry and Wolfgang, we are fortunate to have two very skilled executives, each with terrific knowledge of the business and strong resumes of innovation,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of…

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MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS HOME VIDEO DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Mill Creek Entertainment Licenses 250 SPHE Titles for U.S. and Canadian DVD and Blu-ray Distribution MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 23, 2012 – Mill Creek Entertainment, a leading home entertainment distribution company has just inked a home video distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) covering US and Canadian territories.  Under the licensing agreement Mill Creek…

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Providence Equity Backs Chernin Group

April 23, 2012 – Media and entertainment executive Peter Chernin announced today that The Chernin Group (“TCG”) has entered into a strategic partnership with and received a significant investment from an investor group led by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a leading private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies…

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Faith Based Horror Film about Pornography

Onslaught Media Announces the production of Harmless Colorado Springs, CO – April 20, 2012 — Onslaught Media is proud to announce the completion of production of the feature film Harmless. Harmless is horror film shot entirely in Colorado in the popular found footage style. It was produced and directed by Rich Praytor of Onslaught Media….

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THE HUNGER GAMES RETURNS TO SELECT IMAX®THEATRES FOR A ONE WEEK ENGAGEMENT

Limited One-Week Engagement Begins April 27 Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that due to overwhelming demand, The Hunger Games will return to more than 100 IMAX digital theatres across North America on April 27. The film will play for a one-week special return engagement through…

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Sycamore Entertainment Group Inc. Partners with Gravitas Ventures for the Day and Date, VOD Release of Fred Schepisi’s “The Eye of the Storm”

April 11, 2012 – Hollywood, CA – Sycamore Entertainment Group, Inc. (SEGI), is pleased to announce it has partnered with Gravitas Ventures for the day and date, Video On Demand release of “THE EYE OF THE STORM” on September 7, 2012. “THE EYE OF THE STORM”,  directed by Fred Schepisi , made its North American…

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS TO RELEASE SCI-FI/THRILLER BRANDED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor and Max Von Sydow starrer Wide Theatrical Release this September Los Angeles, CA (April 19, 2012) – Roadside Attractions has acquired all North American rights to the film, BRANDED, it was announced today by Roadside Attractions Co-President Howard Cohen.  The studio plans a nationwide theatrical release…

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MICHAEL PITT TO STAR IN DIRECTOR ROBINSON DEVOR’S YOU CAN’T WIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adaptation of Classic Underground Novel Set to Begin Shooting in Late April New York, NY (April 18, 2012) – Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy and producers Robert Scarff and Zach Sebastian announced today that they are partnering to produce YOU CAN’T WIN. Acclaimed helmer Robinson Devor (ZOO, POLICE BEAT)…

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Cannes 2012 Line-Up Announced

(Cannes website here.) Competition Opening Film Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson After The Battle (Baad el mawkeaa), Yousry Nasrallah Amour, Michael Haneke The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg Holy Motors, Leos Carax The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg In Another Country, Hong Sang-soo In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa Killing Them Softly,…

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Rooftop Films Announces Feature Film Lineup for the 16th Annual Summer Series Presented by AT&T

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY | April 19, 2012) Rooftop Films is proud to announce the feature film lineup for the 16th Annual Summer Series presented by AT&T, featuring over 45 outdoor screenings with huge crowds, live music, spectacular venues and the best in new, independent, and foreign films. This year’s edition kicks off…

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM HIS EXCELLENCY ADMIRAL GENERAL ALADEEN – SUPREME LEADER, ALL TRIUMPHANT GENERAL, BELOVED OPPRESSOR, AND CHIEF OPHTHALMOLOGIST OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF WADIYA

Date:     April 18, 2012 From:    Office of Propaganda RE:          Dartz Motorz PROMBRON (ex.RussoBaltique) Aladeen Edition His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen has graciously granted his express permission for Dartz Motorz, manufacturer of ultra-luxury armored vehicles and exclusive provider to the Wadiyan government motor pool, to offer limited edition commemorative vehicles honoring the Ruthless Protector of the…

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FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER CONVERGENCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH STORYCODE AND KILL SCREEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAUCHES FIRST “STORY HACKATHON” New York, NY (April 18, 2012) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that it will collaborate with StoryCode and Kill Screen Magazine as it steps up its transmedia/immersive media programming and becomes a key participant in the ongoing discussion on how the evolution of technology…

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“Let me try and be as direct as I possibly can with you on this. There was no relationship to repair. I didn’t intend for Harvey to buy and release The Immigrant – I thought it was a terrible idea. And I didn’t think he would want the film, and I didn’t think he would like the film. He bought the film without me knowing! He bought it from the equity people who raised the money for me in the States. And I told them it was a terrible idea, but I had no say over the matter. So they sold it to him without my say-so, and with me thinking it was a terrible idea. I was completely correct, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It was not my preference, it was not my choice, I did not want that to happen, I have no relationship with Harvey. So, it’s not like I repaired some relationship, then he screwed me again, and I’m an idiot for trusting him twice! Like I say, you try to distance yourself as much as possible from the immediate response to a movie. With The Immigrant I had final cut. So he knew he couldn’t make me change it. But he applied all the pressure he could, including shelving the film.”
James Gray

“I’m an unusual producer because I control the destiny of a lot of the films I’ve done. Most of them are in perfect states of restoration and preservation and distribution, and I aim to keep them in distribution. HanWay Films, which is my sales company, has a 500-film catalogue, which is looked after and tended like a garden. I’m still looking after my films in the catalogue and trying to get other people to look after their films, which we represent intellectually, to try to keep them alive. A film has to be run through a projector to be alive, unfortunately, and those electric shadows are few and far between now. It’s very hard to go and see films in a movie house. I was always involved with the sales and marketing of my films, right up from The Shout onwards. I’ve had good periods, but I also had a best period because the film business was in its best period then. You couldn’t make The Last Emperor today. You couldn’t make The Sheltering Sky today. You couldn’t make those films anymore as independent films. There are neither the resources nor the vision within the studios to go to them and say, “I want to make a film about China with no stars in it.”Then, twenty years ago, I thought, “OK, I’m going to sell my own films but I don’t want to make it my own sales company.” I wanted it to be for me but I wanted to make it open for every other producer, so they don’t feel that they make a film but I get the focus. So, it’s a company that is my business and I’m involved with running it in a certain way, but I’m not seen as a competitor with other people that use it. It’s used by lots of different producers apart from me. When I want to use it, however, it’s there for me and I suppose I’m planning to continue making all my films to be sold by HanWay. I don’t have to, but I do because it’s in my building and the marketing’s here, and I can do it like that. Often, it sounds like I’m being easy about things, but it’s much more difficult than it sounds. It’s just that I’ve been at it for a long time and there’s lots of fat and security around my business. I know how to make films, but it’s not easy—it’s become a very exacting life.”
~ Producer Jeremy Thomas