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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“You know, I was never a critic. I never considered myself as a film critic. I started doing short films, writing screenplays and then for awhile, for a few years I wrote some film theory, including some film criticism because I had to, but I was never… I never had the desire to be a film critic. I never envisioned myself as a film critic, but I did that at a period of my life when I thought I kind of needed to understand things about cinema, understand things about film theory, understand the world map of cinema, and writing about movies gave me that, and also the opportunity to meet filmmakers I admired.

“To me, it was the best possible film school. The way it changed my perspective I suppose is that I believe in this connection between theory and practice. I think that you also make movies with ideas and you need to have ideas about filmmaking to achieve whatever you’re trying to achieve through your movies, but then I started making features in 1986 — a while ago — and I left all that behind.

“For the last three decades I’ve been making movies, I’ve been living, I’ve been observing the world. You become a different person, so basically my perspective on the world in general is very different and I hope that with every movie I make a step forward. I kind of hope I’m a better person, and hopefully a better filmmaker and hopefully try to… It’s very hard for me to go back to a different time when I would have different values in my relationship to filmmaking. I had a stiffer notion of cinema.”
~ Olivier Assayas

A Spirited Exchange

“In some ways Christopher Nolan has become our Stanley Kubrick,” reads the first sentence of David Bordwell’s latest blog post–none of which I want or intend to read after that desperate opening sentence. If he’d written “my” or “some people’s” instead of “our”, I might have read further. Instead, I can only surmise that in some ways David Bordwell may have become our Lars von Trier.”
~ Jonathan Rosenbaum On Facebook

“Jonathan has written a despicable thing in comparing me to Trump. He’s free to read or not read what I write, and even to judge arguments without reading them. It’s not what you’d expect from a sensible critic, but it’s what Jonathan has chosen to do, for reasons of a private nature he has confided to me in an email What I request from him is an apology for comparing my ideas to Trump’s.”
~ David Bordwell Replies

“Yes, I do apologize, sincerely, for such a ridiculous and quite unwarranted comparison. The private nature of my grievance with David probably fueled my post, but it didn’t dictate it, even though I’m willing to concede that I overreacted. Part of what spurred me to post something in the first place is actually related to a positive development in David’s work–an improvement in his prose style ever since he wrote (and wrote very well) about such elegant prose stylists as James Agee and Manny Farber. But this also brought a journalistic edge to his prose, including a dramatic flair for journalistic ‘hooks’ and attention-grabbers, that is part of what I was responding to. Although I realize now that David justifies his opening sentence with what follows, and far less egregiously than I implied he might have, I was responding to the drum roll of that opening sentence as a provocation, which it certainly was and is.”
~ Jonathan Rosenbaum Replies