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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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier