Press Releases Archive for November, 2012

END OF WATCH RETURNS TO THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON DECEMBER 7th

END OF WATCH RETURNS TO THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON DECEMBER 7th LOS ANGELES, CA, November 30, 2012 – END OF WATCH — the hit film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, written and directed by David Ayer, which opened to number one at the box office in September 2012 — will return to theaters nationwide on…

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11 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE

November 29, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®.  A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 films being shortlisted.  One hundred twenty-five pictures had originally…

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10 CONTENDERS REMAIN IN VFX OSCAR® RACE

10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards®

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2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILMS IN U.S. AND WORLD COMPETITIONS, NEXT <=>

Park City, UT, November 28, 2012 — Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute…

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THE 28th ANNUAL FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2012) – Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, announced nominations for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent co-presidents Sean Mc Manus and Josh Welsh…

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TANGLED BANK STUDIOS, A PRODUCTION COMPANY FROM THE HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE, LAUNCHES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2012 Inaugural Productions Include Films on Cartography and Evolution Chevy Chase, MD-The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced the launch of Tangled Bank Studios, a new film and media production company that aims to be a significant contributor to the science documentary arena. The new company, helmed by Michael…

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WGAw Issues A “Stop Work Order” Against Comedy Central

Dear Writers Guild Member, We are writing to alert you that you must refrain from writing for Central Productions, the production arm of Comedy Central, without first contacting the WGAW contracts department to ensure that the writing is Guild-covered. If you are currently writing on a Central Productions project, please contact us immediately. Central Productions…

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HOT DOCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS NEW APPOINTMENTS

At Hot Docs’ recent AGM, the organization said farewell to long-serving Board directors…

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Call for support to Bahman Ghobadi upon the arrest of his brother

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival wishes to express its fervent support to Kurdish Iranian film director Bahman Ghobadi and his brother, Behrouz Ghobadi, who was recently arrested and is currently detained by the Iranian authorities. Bahman Ghobadi, one of the honored directors during the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which was concluded 10 days ago, has made…

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SIFF Receives Major Grant From The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

3-Year Commitment to Showcase African Films at Seattle International Film Festival

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Gilt Home to Sell Authentic Props from Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi”

Gilt HOME will exclusively sell authentic props from Academy Award®-winning director Ang Lee’s highly anticipated film, Life of Pi

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Cinemark to Acquire 32 Theatres from Rave Cinemas

Cinemark to Acquire 32 Theatres from Rave Cinemas

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MICHAEL KUTZA HONORED WITH 2012 POLLACK AWARD AT STAR-STUDDED AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE GALA HONORING BEN STILLER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO (November 16) – Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, was honored with the Sydney Pollack Award last night at the 26th American Cinematheque Gala, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California. The star-studded black tie event included the presentation of the Sydney Pollack Award by…

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Flashback: MGM’S RED DAWN IS RISING AGAIN: LOS ANGELES, CA July 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA July 9, 2008 — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) has assembled its production team for a new installment of the classic movie RED DAWN, it was announced today by Mary Parent, Chairman, Worldwide Motion Pictures Group, MGM. Carl Ellsworth will write a script for the new RED DAWN installment.  Ellsworth is moving forward with…

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ACADEMY’S TECH COUNCIL ADDS EIGHT NEW MEMBERS

November 15, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Doug Cooper, Paul Debevec, Ray Feeney, Josh Pines, David Stump, Steve Sullivan, Bill Taylor and Beverly Wood have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2012–2013 membership roster to 25.Doug Cooper…

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SPRING BREAKERS TO OPEN IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE SPRING 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNAPURNA PICTURES TEAMS UP WITH A24 TO RELEASE THE HARMONY KORINE FILM NEW YORK (November 15, 2012) – The highly anticipated SPRING BREAKERS will receive a Spring 2013 nationwide theatrical release courtesy of A24 and Annapurna Pictures. The film stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine as four college coeds willing…

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STAR TREK – Imax Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WORLD PREMIERE EXTENDED PREVIEW OF J. J. ABRAMS’ “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” TO DEBUT IN IMAX 3D ON DECEMBER 14th  THE FIRST 9-MINUTES FROM THE ANTICIPATED SEQUELWILL BE RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY IN DIGITAL IMAX 3D THEATRES WORLDWIDE HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 14, 2012) – Paramount Pictures will release the first 9-minutes from J.J. Abrams’…

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21 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2012 OSCAR® RACE

November 2, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Adventures in Zambezia” “Brave” “Delhi Safari” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” “Frankenweenie” “From Up on Poppy Hill”…

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Nonfiction Film Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Imposter and Searching for Sugar Man Receive Five Nominations Each Detropia, Only the Young, Room 237 and ¡Vivan las Antipodas! Net Four Nominations 5 Broken Cameras and Marina Abramović The Artist is Present Among Other Nominees for Top Award Only the Young’s Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims Lead Individuals with Four Nominations November 2, 2012, Los Angeles, Calif. – Thirty-one feature films and…

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What’s up with your people mover shot, where it seems like people are kind of floating along?
Oh, my signature shot? That’s just a new way for people to move! It’s really become my Alfred Hitchcock cameo. I did not invent that shot, but Ernest and I did it on the set of Mo Better Blues, when Shorty had to walk [through the park], and I thought, “Let’s try it.” But after that, we tried to have a reason for it. For example, that wonderful sequence in Malcolm X where you hear the great song, “A Change Is Gonna Come.” The final scene is like that, Malcolm floating along to his destiny. In 25th Hour, after Philip Seymour Hoffman has kissed Anna Paquin, we did a shot like that, and it shows his state of mind. In Inside Man, after Denzel thinks he’s witnessed the murder of a hostage, we did the floating shot there.

So you just like the way it looks?
Yeah!
~ Spike Lee To Matt Zoller Seitz

“I never accepted the term contrarian. I think that’s offensive, frankly. And my response to that is: if I’m a contrarian, what are other reviewers? What I strive to do is be a good critic, not somebody who simply accepts the product put in front of me. I guess it scares people to think that they don’t have any originality; that they don’t have the capacity to think for themselves.

“There’s a line a lot of reviewers use that I don’t like at all. They say ‘accept the film on its own terms.’ What that really means is, ‘accept the film as it is advertised.’ That’s got nothing to do with criticism. Nothing to do with having a response as a film watcher. A thinking person has to analyze what’s on screen, not simply rubber-stamp it or kowtow to marketing.”m

“To me, everything does have a political component and I think it’s an interesting way to look at art. It’s one way that makes film reviewing, I think, a politically relevant form of journalism. We do live in a political world, and we bring our political sense to the movies with us – unless you’re the kind of person who goes to the movies and shuts off the outside world. I’m not that kind of person.”
~ Armond White to Luke Buckmaster