Press Releases Archive for July, 2014

SABAN FILMS EXPANDS EXECUTIVE TEAM FOLLOWING LAUNCH IN CANNES

Jonathan Saba leads Marketing and Azniv Tashchyan heads up Finance As Saban Bolsters Its Release Slate LOS ANGELES – July 31, 2014 – Saban Films, an entertainment venture from Haim Saban’s Saban Capital Group, expands their team with the hire of Azniv Taschyan as Vice President of Finance and Jonathan Saba as Vice President of Marketing. After…

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JEFF BLAKE ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

JEFF BLAKE ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT CULVER CITY, Calif., July 22, 2014 – Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the studio’s Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, announced today that he will leave Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) to pursue other opportunities effective August 1. “I have had a great 22…

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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCED TODAY ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU’S BIRDMAN AS THE CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION FOR THE 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCED TODAY ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU’S BIRDMAN AS THE CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION FOR THE 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL  New York, NY (July 21, 2014) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance as the Closing Night selection for the…

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S INHERENT VICE WILL BE CENTERPIECE FOR 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCED TODAY THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S INHERENT VICE AS THE CENTERPIECE SELECTION FOR THE 52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL  New York, NY (July 18, 2014) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will make its…

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Academy Sets New Governors, Including Albert Berger, Kate Amend, Ed Zwick And Caleb Deschanel

July 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2014–15 BOARD OF GOVERNORS LOS ANGELES, CA – Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors.  In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board. The first-time governors are…

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Dolby Donates $12 Million To Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

  THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFTS FROM DOLBY® LABORATORIES AND THE DOLBY FAMILY   $12 MILLION TO THE ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES     BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology…

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NYFF Goes GONE GIRL For Opening Night

    THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCED TODAY THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID FINCHER’S GONE GIRL AS THE OPENING NIGHT SELECTION FOR THE  52ND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL     New York, NY (July 17, 2014) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Fincher’s Gone Girl will make its World Premiere as…

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“With any character, the way I think about it is, you have the role on the page, you have the vision of the director and you have your life experience… I thought it was one of the foundations of the role for John Wick. I love his grief. For the character and in life, it’s about the love of the person you’re grieving for, and any time you can keep company with that fire, it is warm. I absolutely relate to that, and I don’t think you ever work through it. Grief and loss, those are things that don’t ever go away. They stay with you.”
~ Keanu Reeves

“I was checking through stuff the other day for technical reasons. I came across The Duellists on Netflix and I was absolutely stunned to see that it was exquisitely graded. So, while I rarely look up my old stuff, I stopped to give it ten minutes. Bugger me, I was there for two hours. I was really fucking pleased with what it was and how the engine still worked within the equation and that engine was the insanity and stupidity of war. War between two men, in that case, who fight on thought they both eventually can’t remember the reason why. It was great, yeah. The great thing about these platforms now is that, one way or another, they’ll seek out and then put out the best possible form and the long form. Frequently, films get cut down because of that curse in which the studio felt or feels that they have to preview. And there’s nothing worse than a preview to diminish the original intent.Oh, yeah, how about every fucking time? And I’ve stewed about films later even more because when you tell the same joke 20 times the joke’s no longer funny. When you tell a bad joke once or twice? It’s fine. But come on, now. Here’s the key on the way I feel when I approach the movie: I try to keep myself as withdrawn from the project as possible once I’ve filmed it. And – this is all key on this – then getting a really excellent editor so I never have to sit in on editing. What happens if you sit in is you become stale and every passage or joke, metaphorically speaking, gets more and more tired. You start cutting it all back because of fatigue. So what you have to do is keep your distance and therefore, in a funny kind of way, you, as the director, should be the preview and that’s it.”
~ Sir Ridley Scott