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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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima