Press Releases Archive for January, 2014

TLA Entertainment Group Sold to New York-Based Investment Firm Sterling Genesis International

For Immediate Release New York (January 30, 2014) — TLA Entertainment Group, Inc. (TLAEG) announced today that the company has been acquired by New York-based investment firm Sterling Genesis International, LLC. The sale includes direct to consumer brands of all digital properties including tlamovies.com, tlavideo.com, tlagay.com, tlacult.com and tlaondemand.com. G. Sterling Zinsmeyer, Chairman of Sterling Genesis International, will become Chief Operating Officer of TLAEG….

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EMERGING PICTURES ANNOUNCES “CINEMA MADE IN ITALY,” A MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE TO EXPAND AMERICAN AUDIENCE FOR ITALIAN CINEMA

NEW FILMS BY AMELIO, BELLOCCHIO, BERTOLUCCI, GOLINO AND SORRENTINO.

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Comments About Tom Sherak From Family, NATO and Hawk Koch

A statement from the Sherak family regarding the death of former Academy President Tom Sherak.

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2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM AWARDS

Audience Favorites Include Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, Whiplash, The Green Prince, Difret and Imperial Dreams Park City, UT — Sundance Institute this evening announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in…

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IFC MIDNIGHT TAKES U.S. AND LATIN AMERICAN RIGHTS TO JENNIFER KENT’S FEATURE DEBUT THE BABADOOK

Film Features A Breakout Performance From Lead Actress Essie Davis PARK CITY, UTAH (January 25, 2014) – IFC Midnight announced today from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that the company is acquiring U.S. and Latin American rights to Jennifer Kent’s psychological horror film THE BABADOOK. The film, with a screenplay by Kent, stars actress Essie Davis…

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“LOVE IS STRANGE” AND SONY PICTURES CLASSICS GET HITCHED

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina star in career-defining roles     Ira Sachs’ love letter to New York City has been one of the most talked about films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival  NEW YORK (January 24, 2014) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American, German and Scandinavian rights to Ira…

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A24 TO DISTRIBUTE J.C. CHANDOR’S A MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN THE U.S. FOR PARTICIPANT MEDIA

  THRILLER STARRING OSCAR ISAAC AND JESSICA CHASTAIN TO START FILMING SHORTLY IN NYC   New York, NY, January 22, 2014 – A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, written and directed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, Margin Call) and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and two-time Academy…

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RADiUS FALLS FOR ‘THE ONE I LOVE’ AROUND THE WORLD

SINGULAR ROMANTIC COMEDY STARRING MARK DUPLASS AND ELISABETH MOSS IS DIRECTED BY CHARLIE MCDOWELL AND PRODUCED BY THE DUPLASS BROTHERS FILM HAS BEEN THE TALK UP AND DOWN MAIN STREET SINCE ITS WORLD PREMIERE (Park City, UTAH) January 23, 2014 – RADiUS-TWC is proud to announce it has acquired worldwide rights to the romantic comedy THE ONE I LOVE…

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IFC FILMS TAKES U.S. RIGHTS TO JOHN SLATTERY-DIRECTED GOD’S POCKET

Film Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, and John Turturro PARK CITY, UTAH (January 22, 2014) – IFC Films announced today from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to John Slattery’s directorial debut film, GOD’S POCKET. The film, with a screenplay by Slattery and Alex Metcalf, stars Philip Seymour…

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS LANDS SUNDANCE SLEEPER HIT LAND HO!

SPC secured worldwide rights to Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s bawdy road trip comedy.

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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES “I ORIGINS”

Specialty Arm Acquires Worldwide Rights PARK CITY, UT January 20, 2014 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights to the existential drama I ORIGINS.  Directed and written by Mike Cahill, I ORIGINS is his second feature following ANOTHER EARTH which Fox Searchlight acquired…

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Sundance Institute Receives $5 Million Grant from Open Society Foundations:

Support for Documentary Films Examining Contemporary Human Rights and Social Issues

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SAG-AFTRA Honors Outstanding Film and Television Performances at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2013 at the “20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “20th Annual Screen…

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES SUNDANCE HIT WHIPLASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         NEW YORK (January 18, 2014) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American, Australian, New Zealand and German rights to Damien Chazelle’s feature WHIPLASH.  The film, which played as the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s opening night film, received rave reviews on Thursday. Written by Chazelle, WHIPLASH stars Miles…

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Take International On Sundance Opener, Whiplash

SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS TAKES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO SUNDANCE OPENER, WHIPLASH Park City, UT (January 16, 2014) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired rights to several international territories to this year’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival opening night feature film, WHIPLASH, starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. Territories acquired include: UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Eastern…

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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER and THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Announce Seven Official Selections for the 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films

New York, NY, January 14, 2014—The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art today announced seven official selections for the 2014 New Directors/New Films Festival (ND/NF) (March 19–30). The 2014 edition marks the 43rd year of the festival, which is dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic…

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OSCARS TO CELEBRATE MOVIE HEROES

January 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 86th Academy Awards® will be a celebration of movie heroes, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Offering their first preview of the upcoming Oscar broadcast, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the producers said the show will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular…

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RYAN WERNER TO JOIN CINETIC MEDIA

“Ryan is one of the most inspired and innovative marketing minds we have encountered,” John Sloss said.

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES WOODY ALLEN’S NEXT FILM MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

Film marks seventh collaboration with the filmmaker and Sony Classics.

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Sundance Institute Announces Jury Members for 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally to Host Feature Film Awards Ceremony,
Livestreamed on January 25.

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“Yes, yes, yes. Now I am also the producer on Jean-Luc’s films, so I need to raise the money. Yes, there are two projects in preparation with the pretext of virtual reality. We are beginning with two approaches: we can either do or undo VR. Maybe we will undo it more than we do VR, because thinking about VR leads to the opposite of VR. Is there concrete imagination in virtual reality? For me, cinema is concrete imagination because it’s made with the real and uses it. VR, virtual reality, is totally the opposite of that, but it might be interesting to use this and then to destroy it. No, we’ll see, we’ll see. First, it’s just an idea of a beginning. There is a forest to cross, and we are just at the beginning of the forest. The first step is development. As they say in business, first there is development and research. We have to develop somehow an idea for the film; I won’t say a script, but to see what we can do with this system, and what we can undo with this system.”
~ Fabrice Aragno On Godard’s Next Projects

“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray