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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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh

 

“I have made few films in a way. I never made action films. I never made science fiction films. I never made, really, very complicated settings, because I had modest ambitions. I knew they would never trust me to have the budget to do something different, so my mind is more focused on things I know. So they were always mental adventures I wanted to approach and share. Working for cinema with no – not only no money, but also no ambition for money. I was happy and proud [to receive the honorary Oscar] because of that, that [the Academy] could understand what kind of work I have done over 60 years. I stayed faithful to the ideal of sharing emotion, impressions, and mostly because I have so much empathy for other people that I approach people who are not really spoken about. I have 65 years of work in my bag, and when I put the bag down, what comes out? It’s really the desire of finding links and relationships with different kinds of people. I never made a film about the bourgeoisie, about rich people. about nobility. My choices have been to show people that are, in a way, more common and see that each of them has something special and interesting, rare and beautiful. It’s my natural way of looking at people. I didn’t fight my instincts. And maybe that has been appreciated in the famous circle of Hollywood.“

Agnes Varda