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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Dear Irene Cho, I will miss your energy and passion; your optimism and joy; your kindness towards friends, colleagues, strangers, struggling filmmakers, or anyone who randomly crossed your path and needed a hand. My brothers and I have long considered you another sibling in our family. Our holiday photos – both western and eastern – have you among all the cousins, in-laws, and kids… in the snow, sun, opening presents, at large dinner gatherings, playing Monopoly, breaking out pomegranate seeds and teaching us all how to dance Gangnam style. Your friendship and loyalty meant a great deal to me: you were the loudest cheerleader when I experienced victories and you were always ready with sushi when I had disappointments. You had endless crazy ideas which always seemed impossible but you would will them into existence. (Like that time you called me and suggested that we host a brunch for newly elected mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti because “he is going to president one day.” We didn’t have enough time or funding, of course, only your desire to do it. So you did, and I followed.) You created The Daily Buzz from nothing and it survived on your steam in spite of many setbacks because you believed in a platform for emerging filmmakers from all nations. Most of all, you were a wonderful mother to your son, Ethan, a devoted wife to your husband, and a wonderful sibling and daughter to your family. We will all miss how your wonderful smile and energy lit up the room and our lives. Rest in peace, Irene.
~ Rose Kuo Remembers Irene Cho on Facebook

“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