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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“BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Politics and queerness as spectacle/spectacle as politics and queerness. Pretty delightful, lovely, erotic. A-

“Not since EASY A and CABARET have I seen Emma Stone give a real sense of her range. Here, she has pathos and interiority and desire. I love the cinematography and the ways in which the images of the tennis icons are refracted and manipulated via various surfaces/mediators. Also, wild how a haircut is one of the most erotic scenes in cinema this year. Spine tinglingly tactile that feels refreshing. Proof that *cough* you don’t need to be ~graphic/explicit~ to be erotic *cough*. Also, it made me want to get into tennis. Watching it, at least.

“There are interesting touches and intimations as to the cinematic nature of sports, & unpacking the formal approach of broadcasting sports.Also, I was here for Sarah Silverman smoking. And also, hi Mickey Sumner!! It’s a really interesting film about the ways in which public spectacle is never apolitical, and how spectacle is prone to assignation.

“There’s this one other scene from BATTLE OF THE SEXES that I love, and it’s the one in the bar. You see Billie looking after Marilyn as she dances. Through a crowd. There’s a paradoxical closeness and distance between them. In the purple light, and the kitschy decor, everything is distorted. But Billie catches a glance and you can feel the nervous swell inside.”
~ Kyle Turner

“Our business is complicated because intimacy is part and parcel of our profession; as actors we are paid to do very intimate things in public. That’s why someone can have the audacity to invite you to their home or hotel and you show up. Precisely because of this we must stay vigilant and ensure that the professional intimacy is not abused. I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry. I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. That’s why we don’t speak up — for fear of suffering twice, and for fear of being labeled and characterized by our moment of powerlessness. Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power. And we hopefully ensure that this kind of rampant predatory behavior as an accepted feature of our industry dies here and now. Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.”
Lupita Nyong’o