Press Releases Archive for February, 2013

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

New 650 Seat Werner Herzog Theatre to be Complete for 2013 Edition

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Patio Theater and Chicago Cinema Society Announce Partnership

The newly re-opened and beautifully restored Patio Theater and The Chicago Cinema Society are very proud to announce their new partnership, which will bring unique independent film programming to the Patio. In addition to the Patio’s standard Hollywood programming, Chicago Cinema Society will be presenting features outside the Patio’s normal schedule, with Friday and Saturday…

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VES OPEN LETTER – CALL TO ACTION

In light of current events, the Visual Effects Society issues two calls to action.

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EXCLUSIVE MEDIA TO REPRESENT ICON ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL’S LIBRARY

MEAN STREETS, PROJECT NIM, WHAT WOMEN WANT

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85th Academy Awards: Winners

Best Picture: Argo Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi Foreign Language Film: Amour Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained Animated Feature Film: Brave Production Design: Lincoln Cinematography: Life…

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THE OSCARS AVAILABLE IN ITS ENTIRETY VIA ABC’S FULL EPISODE PLAYER, HULU AND HULU PLUS FOR A LIMITED TIME BEGINNING MONDAY

February 24, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   THE OSCARS® SHOW TO BE AVAILABLE IN ITS ENTIRETY VIA ABC’S FULL EPISODE PLAYER, HULU AND HULU PLUS FOR A LIMITED TIME BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH   THE FULL SHOW ALSO AVAILABLE VIA ABC ON DEMAND   BEVERLY HILLS, CA – For the first time, viewers in the…

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Quvenzhané Wallis Is ANNIE

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS TO PLAY ANNIE FOR OVERBROOK ENTERTAINMENT, MARCY MEDIA AND SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT   CULVER CITY, Calif., February 24, 2013 – Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment have cast Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, the star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, in the title role of Annie, it was…

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2012 Independent Spirit Awards

BEST FEATURE Silver Linings Playbook BEST DIRECTOR David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook BEST SCREENPLAY Silver Linings Playbook BEST FIRST FEATURE The Perks of Being a Wallflower BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY Safety Not Guaranteed JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Best feature made for under $500,000) Middle of Nowhere BEST FEMALE LEAD Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook BEST MALE LEAD John Hawkes,…

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2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize Goes To The Invisible War

For Immediate Release New York, NY (February 22, 2013): The Fertel Foundation and The Nation Institute today announced the recipient of the 2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize, which is presented to a documentary for illuminating an underreported subject, or raising awareness around an issue of social importance. The film prize is one of four Ridenhour prizes,…

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The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce lineup for the 42nd Annual New Directors/New Films

PRESS RELEASE Alexandre Moors’ BLUE CAPRICE is the Opening Night presentation with Penny Lane’s OUR NIXON slated for the Closing Night slot New York, NY, February 22, 2013—The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the full lineup today for the 42nd edition of New Directors/New Films (March 20 –…

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Hollywood icons celebrate the Irish in Film: J.J. Abrams, Steven Speilberg and Warren Beatty on hand for the US-Ireland Alliance awards ceremony

For Immediate Release February 21, 2013  Colin Farrell, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns, and Academy Award winning makeup artist, Michele Burke, were honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual “Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film.” J.J. Abrams welcomed guests to Bad Robot, Abrams’ production company in Santa Monica. Major sponsors were American Airlines and Accenture….

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STATEMENT FROM OSCAR®-NOMINATED CO-DIRECTOR OF 5 BROKEN CAMERAS

Los Angeles, CA – February 20, 2013 – “Last night, on my way from Turkey to Los Angeles, CA, my family and I were held at US immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States. Immigration officials asked for proof that I was nominated for an Academy Award® for…

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CHARLIE BRAVO O-SCOPE Oscilloscope Brings On Charlie Olsky As Head Of Publicity

(New York, NY) February 20th, 2013—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has hired Charlie Olsky as their new Head of Publicity.  Olsky, who comes off of four and a half years at Susan Norget Film Promotion, will oversee publicity on all current and future O-Scope releases and will report directly to O-Scope heads Dan Berger…

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CBS FILMS ACQUIRES THE COEN BROTHERS’ ‘INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS’

The film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake.

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2013 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2013 Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2013 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous…

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“ARGO,” “THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” AND “BRAVE” WIN BIG AT THE 63RD ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING EDITING IN 2012

  “BREAKING BAD,” “NURSE JACKIE” AND “THE NEWSROOM” TOP TELEVISION WINNERS   “SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN” TAKES FILM DOC PRIZE AND IN A BRAND NEW CATEGORY THIS YEAR “AMERICAN MASTERS – PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE” WINS BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)   STEVEN SPIELBERG, RICHARD MARKS, A.C.E. AND LARRY SILK, A.C.E. RECEIVE SPECIAL HONORS…

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OSCILLOSCOPE EXPLORES LIFE AFTER TILLER

Acclaimed Doc Set For Awards Qualifying and Theatrical Release (New York, NY) February 15, 2013—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Martha Shane’s and Lana Wilson’s directorial debut AFTER TILLER. The film premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival to universal acclaim. It is scheduled to screen next at…

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IFC FILMS TAKES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO DIRECTOR PAUL SCHRADER’S THE CANYONS

Bret Easton Ellis-Penned Film Starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen To Have Early Summer Day-and-Date Release

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Workshop On Special Effects Make Up And Mouldes And Prostetics For Cinema

If you are interested in taking advantage of this amazing workshop, we advise fast registration, as 2 months away we are already more than 60% full This will be an amazing opportunity for everyone wanting to develop their skills in special effects make up and mouldes and prostetics for cinema, or just getting insight on…

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WRITERS GUILD EAST ANNOUNCES TRIBUTE TO NORA EPHRON AT 2013 AWARDS CEREMONY

AUTHOR MEG WOLITZER LEADS TRIBUTE TO AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND DIRECTOR.

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“The sad and painful truth is that pretty much everyone in this town knew who Harvey was. I have had long talks with my most liberal friends. Did we know he was a rapist? We didn’t. But did we know that for decades he has been offering actresses big careers in exchange for sexual favors? Yes, we did — and make no mistake, that is its own kind of rape. And did we all — or did any of us — refuse to do business with him on moral grounds? No. We ALL STAYED IN BUSINESS WITH HIM. I have never done business with Harvey but I can tell you with certainty that I would have — because I was recently approached by a film festival he sponsors. They asked me to submit my short film for their consideration and I did it without thinking twice. I am a dyed-in-the-wool feminist and a vocal one at that. So why didn’t I think twice? Because this entire town is built on the ugly principals that Harvey takes to an horrific extreme. If I didn’t work with people whose behavior I find reprehensible, I wouldn’t have a career.”
~ Showrunner Krista Vernoff

From AMPAS president John Bailey:

Dear Fellow Academy Members,

Danish director Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is not only one of the visual landmarks of the silent era, but is a deeply disturbing portrait of a young woman’s persecution in the face of the male judges and priests of the ruling order. The actress Maria Falconetti gave one of the most profoundly affecting performances in the history of cinema as the Maid of Orleans.

Since the decision of the Academy’s Board of Governors on Saturday October 14 to expel producer Harvey Weinstein from its membership, I have been haunted not only by the recurring image of Falconetti and the sad arc of her career (dying in Argentina in 1946, reputedly from a crash diet) but of Joan’s refusal to submit to an auto de fe recantation of her beliefs.

Recent public testimonies by some of filmdom’s most recognized women regarding sexual intimidation, predation, and physical force is, clearly, a turning point in the film industry—and hopefully in our country, where what happens in the world of movies becomes a marker of societal Zeitgeist. Their decision to stand up against a powerful, abusive male not only parallels the cinema courage of Falconetti’s Joan but gives all women courage to speak up.

After Saturday’s Board of Governors meeting, the Academy issued a passionately worded statement, expressing not only our concern about harassment in the film industry, but our intention to be a strong voice in changing the culture of sexual exploitation in the movie business, already common well before the founding of the Academy 90 years ago. It is up to all of us Academy members to more clearly define for ourselves the parameters of proper conduct, of sexual equality, and respect for our fellow artists throughout our industry. The Academy cannot, and will not, be an inquisitorial court, but we can be part of a larger initiative to define standards of behavior, and to support the vulnerable women and men who may be at personal and career risk because of violations of ethical standards by their peers.

Yours,
John