Press Releases Archive for March, 2014

Kino Lorber To Launch Zalman King Label

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 12, 2014 – Kino Lorber is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Zalman King Company for the packaged media and digital distribution rights to the Zalman King library which will be marketed under a dedicated Zalman King label. The first release under this new…

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Hank Rieger, Former President of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Was 95

Hank Rieger, left, with Tom Sarnoff, both past presidents of the Television Academy Henry “Hank” Rieger, a Los Angeles icon in the fields of news and public relations and former President of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (1973-75, 1977-1980), died Wednesday of old age in Oceanside, California. He was 95. For more than 20 years…

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TOM TYKWER’S “A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING” STARRING TOM HANKS LOCKS IN CAST AS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS IN MOROCCO

Produced by X Filme Creative Pool, Primeridian and Playtone in Association with Silver Reel Entertainment and Fábrica de Cine   Berlin, 6th March 2014 – Shooting starts in Morocco today on the comedic drama “A Hologram for the King,” which is being directed by Tom Tykwer (“Cloud Atlas”, “Perfume”), who also adapted the script from the eponymous novel…

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DESIERTO WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JONAS CUARON AND STARRING GAEL GARCĺA BERNAL AND JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN BEGINS PRODUCTION

BAJA CALIFORNIA (March 6, 2014) – It was announced today that Jonás Cuarón’s DESIERTO began production last week in La Paz, Baja California. Gael García Bernal (NO, Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (WATCHMEN, P.S. I LOVE YOU) will star in the film, written by Cuarón and Mateo García. The film marks Cuarón’s second…

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AMPLIFY AND WELL GO USA TEAM UP TO OPEN MINDS WITH TERRY GILLIAM’S THE ZERO THEOREM

New York, NY  March 5, 2014 – Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam’s science-fiction opus, THE ZERO THEOREM.  The partners will release the film to theaters across the US in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital…

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PMK•BNC FILM DEPARTMENT GROWS WITH ADDITION OF REBECCA FISHER

Fisher has joined the agency expanding its Film Marketing and Distribution Department as Director of National Publicity.

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2014 Tribeca Film Festival announces World Narrative and Documentary Competition selections, plus Viewpoints titles

  2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WORLD NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SELECTIONS PLUS OUT-OF-COMPETITION VIEWPOINTS TITLES *** Documentary Competition Section to Open with World Premiere of DIOR AND I; Narrative Competition Section to Open with World Premiere of GABRIEL; Viewpoints to open with  World Premiere of SUMMER OF BLOOD at 13th Annual TFF, April 16-27  New…

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“When Bay keeps these absurd plot-gears spinning, he’s displaying his skill as a slick, professional entertainer. But then there are the images of motion—I hesitate to say, of things in motion, because it’s not clear how many things there are in the movie, instead of mere digital simulations of things. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that there’s a car chase through London, seen from the level of tires, that could have gone on for an hour, um, tirelessly. What matters is that the defenestrated Cade saves himself by leaping from drone to drone in midair like a frog skipping among lotus pads; that he and Vivian slide along the colossal, polished expanses of sharply tilting age-old fields of metal like luge Olympians. What matters is that, when this heroic duo find themselves thrust out into the void of inner space from a collapsing planet, it has a terrifyingly vast emptiness that Bay doesn’t dare hold for more than an instant lest he become the nightmare-master. What matters is that the enormous thing hurtling toward Earth is composed in a fanatical detail that would repay slow-motion viewing with near-geological patience. Bay has an authentic sense of the gigantic; beside the playful enormity of his Transformerized universe, the ostensibly heroic dimensions of Ridley Scott’s and Christopher Nolan’s massive visions seem like petulant vanities.”
~ Michael Bay Gives Richard Brody A Tingle

How do you see film evolving in this age of Netflix?

I thought the swing would be quicker and more violent. There have been two landmark moments in the history of French film. First in 1946, with the creation of the CNC under the aegis of Malraux. He saved French cinema by establishing the advance on receipts and support fund mechanisms. We’re all children of this political invention. Americans think that the State gives money to French films, but they’re wrong. Through this system, films fund themselves!

The other great turning point came by the hand of Jack Lang in the 1980s, after the creation of Canal+. While television was getting ready to become the nemesis of film, he created the decoder, and a specific broadcasting space between film and television, using new investments for film. That once again saved French film.

These political decisions are important. We’re once again facing big change. If our political masters don’t take control of the situation and new stakeholders like Netflix, Google and Amazon, we’re headed for disaster. We need to create obligations for Internet service providers. They can’t always be against film. They used to allow piracy, but now that they’ve become producers themselves, they’re starting to see things in a different light. This is a moment of transition, a strong political act needs to be put forward. And it can’t just be at national level, it has to happen at European level.

Filmmaker Cédric Klapisch