Press Releases Archive for May, 2014

Gravity Named Best At 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

(Beverly Hills, May 30, 2014) — Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing at the 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards tonight in Beverly Hills. More than 1,100 studio marketing executives, movie fans, celebrities and trailer editors were on hand as Warner Bros.’ work for Gravity titled “detached” won the Best of Show Prize and…

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LIONSGATE ANNOUNCES “THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION”

Touring Exhibit Debuts Summer 2015  Company Appoints Veteran Thinkwell Executive To Oversee Branded Attractions SANTA MONICA, May 30, 2014 – As part of its initiative to extend its global brands and franchises into new lines of business, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, will launch a U.S. tour of “The Hunger Games: The…

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Universal Names Goldstine Head Of Worldwide Marketing

Goldstine and his team were instrumental in positioning the studio for its best year at the worldwide box office in 2013.

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Jonathan Gordon New Production Prez For Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison announced today that the company has hired producer Jonathan Gordon as President of Production for the company, effective immediately.

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SPC Snaps Salt Of The Earth, Un Certain Regard Winner By Wenders And Salgado

NEW YORK (May 25, 2014) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all US rights to Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s THE SALT OF THE EARTH.  The film was in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Special Prize Award. The film was…

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Saban Films Takes North America For Tommy Lee Jones’ Manifest Destiny Western

SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER TOMMY LEE JONES’ “THE HOMESMAN”   New Banner Aggressively Sweeps Up Rights to Buzz-Worthy Cannes Competition Title to Mark First Acquisition   CANNES – May 22, 2014 – Haim Saban announced today that after launching Saban Films last week the company has acquired North American distribution rights…

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THE DAILAN WANDA GROUP ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CREATION OF NEW STUDIO AND MEDIA COMPLEX, AND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN QINGDAO, CHINA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Stephen Mensch announced as CEO of the Qingdao Oriental Movie Industrial Park with Rose Kuo named as the CEO of the Qingdao International Film Festival  Cannes, France (May 16, 2014) – Hawk Koch, President of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Special Advisor to Dailan Wanda Group announced at a press conference during the…

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PARTICIPANT MEDIA JOINS EVOLUTION MEDIA CAPITAL AND TPG GROWTH IN GLOBAL MEDIA, SPORTS, AND ENTERTAINMENT VENTURE

Evolution Media to Help Accelerate Growth of Young Companies May 15, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – Participant Media, the leading provider of entertainment that inspires, announced today that it has joined TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global investment firm TPG, and Evolution Media Capital (EMC), a merchant bank focused on…

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Cannes 2014: Opening Day

I have long been of the opinion that Cannes is an indulgence to US press. Starting my third year covering the festival, I have to say, nothing’s changed that opinion. But like Telluride, it’s a lovely indulgence. It’s the most civil film festival of the biggies. The schedule is loaded, but manageable. The town is…

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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES U.S. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO JON STEWART’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, ROSEWATER

Film from Oddlot Entertainment and Producers Jon Stewart, Scott Rudin and Gigi Pritzker to be Released Fall 2014 Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 2013 – Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution to Jon Stewart’s ROSEWATER, the feature film based on the New York Times best-selling memoir Then They Came for…

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Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects for June Directors and Screenwriters Labs

Part of 10 Summer Labs the Institute will Lead for Independent Artists in Film and Theatre Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 26 through June 26. The Labs are the centerpiece of the…

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OSCILLOSCOPE IS GETTING LOW DOWN; ACQUIRES ACCLAIMED SUNDANCE DRAMA

Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Jeff Preiss’ LOW DOWN, starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Flea (with featured turns by Caleb Landry Jones, Tim Daly and Taryn Manning). The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January as an early…

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Nominees For The 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

NOMINEES FOR 15th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS REVEALED AS INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR ONE OF THE MOST FUN AND ORIGINAL AWARDS SHOWS HONORING THE BEST IN MOTION PICTURE TRAILERS AND MARKETING — Warner Bros. Earns Most Nominations By Studio as Universal, Fox, Lionsgate and Disney Round Out The Top 5 — — Top Nominations by Vendor…

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Hot Docs 2014 Awards Announced

At a reception hosted by award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio’s Q, at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto. Thirteen awards and $66,000 in cash and prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. Best Canadian…

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Christopher Plummer will star in Atom Egoyan’s “REMEMBER”

Director Atom Egoyan and Producer Robert Lantos reteam for this this emotionally charged contemporary thriller FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – “Remember” is produced by Ari Lantos (producer of “Stage Fright,” “The Right Kind of Wrong”) and Robert Lantos (Producer of Academy Award® and Golden Globe Nominated “Barney’s Version,” “Eastern Promises”).  Academy Award® Nominated and Cannes Grand Prix…

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“Film festivals, for those who don’t know, are not exactly the glitzy red carpet affairs you see on TV. Those do happen, but they’re a tiny part of the festival. The main part of any film festival are the thousands of people with festival passes hanging on lanyards beneath their anoraks, carrying brochures for movies you have never and will never hear of, desperately scrabbling to sell whatever movie it is to buyers from all over the world. Every hotel bar, every cafe, every restaurant is filled to the brim with these people, talking loudly about non-existent deals. The Brits are the worst because most of the British film industry, with a few honourable exceptions, are scam artists and chancers who move around from company to company failing to get anything good made and trying to cast Danny Dyer in anything that moves. I’m seeing guys here who I first met twenty years ago and who are still wearing the same clothes, doing the same job (albeit for a different company) and spinning the same line of bullshit about how THIS movie has Al Pacino or Meryl Streep or George Clooney attached and, whilst that last one didn’t work out, THIS ONE is going to be HUGE. As the day goes on, they start drinking and it all gets ugly and, well, that’s why I’m the guy walking through the Tiergarten with a camera taking pictures of frozen lakes and pretending this isn’t happening.

“Berlin is cool, though and I’ve been lucky to be doing meetings with some people who want to actually get things done. We’ll see what comes of it.”
~ Julian Simpson 

“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles