Press Releases Archive for July, 2013

LINKED IN LAUNCHED FIRST EVERY MOVIE PROMOTION FOR UPCOMING RELEASE LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

LINKED IN LAUNCHED FIRST EVERY MOVIE PROMOTION FOR UPCOMING RELEASE LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS EXPANDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO 226 SCREENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              SONY PICTURES CLASSICS EXPANDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO 226 SCREENS NEW YORK, NY (July 31, 2013) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that after continued box office success they will once again increase BEFORE MIDNIGHT’s theater count to 226 screens this weekend.  Richard Linklater’s film, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, has grossed…

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NYFF 51 Opens With CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces the World Premiere of Paul Greengrass’ CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as the Opening Night Gala selection for the 51st NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

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Fox Searchlight To Release Nicole Holofcener’s ENOUGH SAID September 20, 2013

With James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

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Venice 2013 Attractions

Including Venice 70, Out-Of-Competition.

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS RIDES WITH DOCUMENTARY “THE ARMSTRONG LIE”

Armstrong’s team had run “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

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Kino Lorber Acquires The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Documentary by Bill Siegel from Kartemquin Films on Ali’s life and political legacy to open at IFC Center in New York City on August 23rd with national release following New York, NY – July 24, 2013 – Kino Lorber is pleased to announce the acquisition of North American rights to The Trials of Muhammad Ali,…

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ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES ANNOUNCES THREE MAJOR NAMING GIFTS

GALE ANNE HURD, GERALD SCHWARTZ AND HEATHER REISMAN, AND THE SIMMS/MANN FAMILY FOUNDATION EACH DONATE $5 MILLION TO THE ACADEMY MUSEUM

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WRITERS GUILDS MAKE CHANGES TO AWARDS ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

New “Quiz & Audience Participation” Category Added.

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NATION’S LEADING CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TAKE AN INTEREST IN THE BUTLER TITLE DISPUTE

 New York, NY – July XX, 2013 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) acknowledged today the support of three of the nation’s leading civil rights activists in the dispute with Warner Bros over use of the film title THE BUTLER, they are: Reverend Jesse Jackson, Ben Jealous, President & CEO of NAACP Roy Innis, National Chairman…

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IFP’s FILMMAKER MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES ITS 2013 25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM

The 16th edition of its annual “25 New Faces of Independent film.”

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ACADEMY NAMES 2013–2014 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Ten first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors.

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Sundance Institute Announces $550,000 in Grants for 29 Documentaries

From its Documentary Film Program and Fund.

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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Sundance FF Comedy “Ass Backwards”

Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2013) – Gravitas Ventures announced today the acquisition of the female road trip comedy ASS BACKWARDS, which premiered earlier this year in the Midnight section at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  Starring and written by Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael and directed by Chris Nelson, the film will play next…

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES DOCUMENTARY JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

The film was in the Director’s Fortnight section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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ALL MAJOR STUDIOS OFFICIALLY ADOPT THE PRODUCERS MARK CERTIFICATION

‘Six For Six’ As Par, Disney, and Warner Join p.g.a Mark

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SAM MENDES RETURNS TO DIRECT BOND 24

October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the US

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR FILM PARTNERSHIP

Legendary to Leverage Comcast and NBCUniversal Businesses

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Screen Media Films Acquires SXSW Comedy “Awful Nice”

Todd Sklar’s latest comedy, played at SxSW.

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FSLC TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE OF THE CANYONS

“Fervor, dedication and rigor.”

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“As these stories continue to break, in the weeks since women have said they were harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein, which was not the birth of a movement but an easy and highly visible shorthand for decades of organizing against sexual harassment that preceded this moment, I hope to gain back my time, my work. Lately, though, I have noticed a drift in the discourse from violated rights to violated feelings: the swelled number of reporters on the beat, the burden on each woman’s story to concern a man “important” enough to report on, the detailed accounting of hotel robes and incriminating texts along with a careful description of what was grabbed, who exposed what, and how many times. What I remember most, from “my story” is how small the sex talk felt, almost dull. I did not feel hurt. I had no pain to confess in public. As more stories come out, I like to think that we would also believe a woman who said, for example, that the sight of the penis of the man who promised her work did not wound her, and that the loss she felt was not some loss of herself but of her time, energy, power.”
~ “The Unsexy Truth About Harassment,” by Melissa Gira Grant

“To say I knew exactly what I was doing at the outset — what’s that called? I think that would be a lie. Wormwood is something that was figured out as we went along. There was a kind of plan. My sales pitch to Netflix was, ‘I’m going to create the cinematic version of the everything bagel, except no raisins. I don’t like them in bagels. I think raisins are wrong, at least as far as bagels are concerned. But I told them I wanted to do something that combines straight drama, reenactments, archival research, various diverse graphics elements, and on and on and on. It wasn’t going to be documentary business as usual. It was going to be something different. I have suffered for years this idea that interviews aren’t directing and that there’s something really different about real people and actors. Whereas I’ve always believed that it’s really about performance — eliciting a performance, creating a performance on film. That’s true of interviews, it’s true of scripted material, it’s true of reenactments, it’s true of everything. It’s all direction.”
~ Errol Morris