Press Releases Archive for June, 2014

Kino Lorber Goes Godard In 3D

    KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO JEAN-LUC GODARD’S 3D MASTERWORK GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE, JURY PRIZE WINNER AT THIS YEAR’S CANNES FILM FESTIVAL     New  York, NY – June 30, 2014 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the acquisition of all North American rights to Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D masterwork Goodbye…

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Docs Rock HBO’s Monday

  MONDAY NIGHT IS DOC NIGHT ON HBO, WITH GROUNDBREAKING HBO DOCUMENTARIES NOW ANCHOREDWEEKLY ON MONDAY NIGHTS YEAR ROUND             NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 – With the popularity of nonfiction filmmaking increasing, HBO has created a regular slot for its powerful and provocative documentaries, featuring debuts of new original films along with timely encore presentations every Mondaynight. The Monday night slot kicked off…

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The Chicago Int’l Film Festival Turns 50

Celebrating 50 years of making Chicago an international destination for acclaimed filmmakers, bold new directors and lovers of cinema, the Chicago International Film Festival returnsOctober 9 – 23, 2014. The anniversary celebration will kick off with an Opening Night Gala presentation at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.), followed by a Golden Anniversary celebration at the…

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Academy Invites 271 To Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of…

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REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF FILMS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS

  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 87th Academy Awards® to Academy members.  The most significant changes affect the Music category. Music Branch members may not contact other…

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Starz Gets GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE From Soderbergh, Kerrigan And Seimetz

 STARZ GREENLIGHTS “THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE” FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH, PHILIP FLEISHMAN, LODGE KERRIGAN AND AMY SEIMETZ Anthology Series Inspired by Soderbergh’s 2009 Film Explores a World Where Love has a Price   Beverly Hills, Calif. – June 23, 2014 – Starz today announced the greenlight of “The Girlfriend Experience,” a 13-part anthology series produced by Transactional Pictures….

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TRIBECA FILM ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO LISTEN UP PHILIP

Fall theatrical release set for Alex Ross Perry’s acclaimed dark comedy starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss “The acerbically funny Listen Up Philip counts as a great leap forward for Alex Ross Perry. Assured and at times dazzling.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times “Remarkably achieved…told by Perry with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish,…

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41st Telluride Film Festival Guest Directors Will Be Guy Maddin And Kim Morgan

“More than any other festival, Telluride is driven by the sheer love of cinema.”

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CHINA’S LARGEST MOVIE MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES OPENING OF LOS ANGELES OFFICE

Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction will be first U.S. film.

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TRISTAR PRODUCTIONS GREENLIGHTS FILM VERSION OF “THE LADY IN THE VAN” STARRING MAGGIE SMITH

  Film Reunites Director Nicholas Hytner and Writer Alan Bennett, Team Behind The Madness of King George and The History Boys CULVER CITY, Calif., June 3, 2014 –  Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions has joined with BBC Films to greenlight The Lady in the Van,Alan Bennett’s adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir.  Dame Maggie Smith,…

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Roland Emmerich’s STONEWALL Starts Production

Principal photography has commenced on STONEWALL, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Jeremy Irvine.

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“A shot is a story. A shot on its own should be a piece of a story. Which is why I talk a lot about watching films, even the films we’re working on, with the sound off. Just to analyze how the film works, because a film should work for an audience without any sound. The biggest problem I see is that someone may have a superficial understanding of what a shot is propositionally, but they don’t have an understanding of how all of these shots are part of a family that needs to connect, and so you’ll get something that’s like a sentence arranged poorly with six nouns in a row. That surprises me, because I think that’s something that can be learned. Some things can’t be, but that can. It’s a grammar. In a classroom I could walk somebody through the difference between a sequence in which the filmmaker has a deep understanding of how images connect, and someone who doesn’t. It’s not really an intellectual process. Some people are just born with it and are just sort of savants at that deep mathematical understanding of shot construction.  I’m better than I used to be, but there are some people I’m just never going to catch. Spielberg. His staging ability. I’m never going to catch him. But when you’re trying to figure out how to get better—I’m not competitive in the sense of looking around at other filmmakers and comparing myself to them. What I do have to think about in trying to navigate myself through a career is: what can I get better at, and what do I have that I can enhance that somebody else doesn’t have?”
~ Steven Soderbergh

“It’s not going to be huge. He and I had been corresponding for a while. When I finally met him, he said, ‘We should collaborate.’ When John Ashbery says that to you, you don’t say when, you just say yes. It has not been easy to conjure this out of nothing. Sean Price Williams and I spent time with him, and it will appear on FilmStruck before the year is out…. I have figured out how to streamline things. I still have dreams of making movies with bigger budgets, and they might be considered to have more of a voice in pop culture. I don’t want to let go of that. I also realize that you grow up a lot of your life with wishful thinking and waiting. I have figured out ways to avoid doing that. I am working on a bigger movie about Nikola Tesla, set in the past, so it is not an easy film to make. I am also working on an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s ‘White Noise.’ That seems more likely to catch fire.”
Michael Almereyda Steps It Up