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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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch