Press Releases Archive for April, 2013

SIFF ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR 39th SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

447 Films/ 85 Countries.

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WOODY ALLEN’S NEW COMEDY TO STAR COLIN FIRTH & EMMA STONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  NEW YORK (April 30, 2013) – Woody Allen’s new, untitled comedy will star Colin Firth and Emma Stone. The Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen’s longtime associates, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. Set in the South of France, Allen will shoot the film this summer, once again collaborating with cinematographer Darius…

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2013 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS

THE ROCKET, THE KILL TEAM, WHITEWASH AND OXYANA WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED WORLD COMPETITIONS * * * SANDY STORYLINES WINS FIRST-EVER BOMBAY SAPPHIRE AWARD FOR TRANSMEDIA * * * FESTIVAL AWARDS $155,000 IN CASH PRIZES [April 25, 2013 – New York, NY] – The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding…

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SUNDANCE SELECTS AND IFC FILMS NAMES SHANI ANKORI HEAD OF MARKETING AND LAUREN SCHWARTZ HEAD OF PUBLICITY

MICHAEL WINTON NAMED HEAD OF MARKETING AND PUBLICITY FOR IFC MIDNIGHT New York, NY – April 24, 2013 – Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films announced today that Lauren Schwartz will head film publicity and Shani Ankori will head marketing for the company’s distribution labels, Sundance Selects and IFC Films. In their expanded roles, Schwartz…

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THREE-TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER OLIVER STONE TO ATTEND KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Festival will award the Director, Producer and Screenwriter with the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema 23 April 2013, London, UK: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) today announced that the 2013 recipient of its most prestigious award, the Crystal Globe, will be legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone.  Stone…

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Cannes Sets 2013 Directors Fortnight

Includes Bozon, Barnard, Nadjari, Folman, Jodorowsky, Ophüls, And A Short By Lynne Ramsay

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MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, JARED LETO, JENNIFER GARNER STAR IN JEAN-MARC VALLÉE’S DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, TO BE RELEASED BY FOCUS FEATURES DOMESTICALLY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 – Dallas Buyers Club, currently in post-production, has been acquired by Focus Features for domestic theatrical release in the second half of 2013. The company has also acquired Latin American rights to the feature. Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus president Andrew Karpen made the announcement today….

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THE AMERICAN PAVILION ANNOUNCES HISTORIC REDESIGN DETAILS TIMED TO 25 ANNIVERSARY

DESIGN INCORPORATES SOPHISTICATED DESIGN ELEMENTS THANKS TO PRESENTING SPONSOR THE PENINSULA HOTEL GROUP

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Cannes 2013: Official Selection and Un Certain Regard

  IN COMPETITION Opening Film Baz LUHRMANN THE GREAT GATSBY (H.C.) 2h22 *** Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHI UN CHÂTEAU EN ITALIE 1h44 Ethan COEN, Joel COEN INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS 1h45 Arnaud des PALLIÈRES MICHAEL KOHLHAAS 2h05 Arnaud DESPLECHIN JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN) 2h Amat ESCALANTE HELI 1h45 Asghar FARHADI LE PASSÉ (THE PAST) 2h10 James…

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BRITNEY SPEARS TO RELEASE NEW SONG “OOH LA LA” FOR COLUMBIA PICTURES/SONY PICTURES ANIMATION’S FAMILY COMEDY “THE SMURFS™ 2”

 CULVER CITY, Calif., April 17, 2013 – Pop icon Britney Spears will release a song for Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s highly anticipated family comedy The Smurfs™ 2, entitled “Ooh La La,” via Kemosabe / RCA Records. “Ooh La La,” which will play at the end credits of the film, was written by Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke), Joshua…

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CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON RETURN TO PRODUCE THE OSCARS®

The acclaimed motion picture, television and theater producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return.

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International Documentary Association’s New Screening Series To Replace DocuWeeks Qualifying Showcase

LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2013 — The International Documentary Association announced today the launch of the IDA Documentary Screening Series, invitation-only screenings of fifteen documentary features to take place annually between September and January.  The new series will replace IDA’s DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase, a program designed to help filmmakers qualify their works for Oscar®…

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JURIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

For Immediate Release  Bryce Dallas-Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Riley Keough, Kenny Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Sheila Nevins, Josh Radnor and Evan Rachel Wood among the jurors this year New York, NY – April 10, 2013 – The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding partner American Express, today announced its jurors – a diverse…

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THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NAMING OF THE DAVID GEFFEN THEATER

THE DAVID GEFFEN FOUNDATION DONATES $25 MILLION TO THE ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners

Award Winners were announced this afternoon at the annual Awards Barbecue.

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Statement from TIFF on the passing of Roger Ebert

April 4, 2013 We are terribly saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Roger Ebert. More than a friend, Roger was family. He knew us from our humble beginnings, stuck by us, and helped us grow, as only family can do. It is no exaggeration to say that Roger, through his championing,…

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GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF ROGER EBERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2013 Chicago—The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago grieves with the Ebert family, Chicago, and film buffs everywhere on the passing of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert. Barbara Scharres, the Film Center’s Director of Programming for 37 years, has…

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William Friedkin’s SORCERER added to Chicago Critics Film Festival)

A rare screening of William Friedkin’s “Sorcerer.”

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“Most of these women were in their early twenties. Most of them refused to go any further with him, but a few went to dinner, or to some sort of casting situation, or to someplace private… if the stories were just about some crazed sex addict who approaches thousands of women on the street trying to get laid, I wouldn’t be posting this now. I don’t want to be attacking every Hollywood douchebag who hits on countless women. That type of behavior isn’t cool, but I think it’s important to separate douchebaggery from any kind of sexual coercion. But the women I talked to who DID go someplace private with Toback, told stories that were worse than the women only accosted on the street… So I did what I could do in my impotent state – for over twenty years now, I’ve been bringing up James Toback every chance I could in groups of people. I couldn’t stop him, but I could warn people about him… I’ve been hoping the Weinstein/O’Reilly stuff would bring this vampire into the light (him and a couple others, frankly). So I was happy today to wake up to this story in the L. A. Times.”
~ James Gunn

“BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Politics and queerness as spectacle/spectacle as politics and queerness. Pretty delightful, lovely, erotic. A-

“Not since EASY A and CABARET have I seen Emma Stone give a real sense of her range. Here, she has pathos and interiority and desire. I love the cinematography and the ways in which the images of the tennis icons are refracted and manipulated via various surfaces/mediators. Also, wild how a haircut is one of the most erotic scenes in cinema this year. Spine tinglingly tactile that feels refreshing. Proof that *cough* you don’t need to be ~graphic/explicit~ to be erotic *cough*. Also, it made me want to get into tennis. Watching it, at least.

“There are interesting touches and intimations as to the cinematic nature of sports, & unpacking the formal approach of broadcasting sports.Also, I was here for Sarah Silverman smoking. And also, hi Mickey Sumner!! It’s a really interesting film about the ways in which public spectacle is never apolitical, and how spectacle is prone to assignation.

“There’s this one other scene from BATTLE OF THE SEXES that I love, and it’s the one in the bar. You see Billie looking after Marilyn as she dances. Through a crowd. There’s a paradoxical closeness and distance between them. In the purple light, and the kitschy decor, everything is distorted. But Billie catches a glance and you can feel the nervous swell inside.”
~ Kyle Turner