Press Releases Archive for November, 2014

RICHARD LINKLATER TO RECEIVE THE SONNY BONO VISIONARY AWARD AT THE 26th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala.  Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius.Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be…

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2015 Spirit Awards Nominees Announced

LOS ANGELES, NOV. 25, 2014—Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson…

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10 Live Action Shorts Shortlisted For Oscar

10 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN 2014 OSCAR® RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-one pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed…

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AMC THEATRES® AND PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTRODUCE A FIRST TIME UNLIMITED TICKET FOR INTERSTELLAR

With moviegoers around the country raving that INTERSTELLAR is a movie they want to see again, AMC Theatres and Paramount Pictures offer AMC Stubs members an out-of-this-world opportunity with a ticket to see INTERSTELLAR as many times as they want Leawood, Kan. (Nov. 17, 2014) – AMC Theatres and Paramount Pictures are excited to offer…

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87TH OSCARS® PRODUCTION TEAM ANNOUNCED

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC. Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast.  He made his Oscar…

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OFFICIAL SCREEN CREDITS FORMS DUE DECEMBER 3 FOR 2014 OSCARS

November 13, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, December 3, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 87th Academy Awards® consideration. For a feature film to be eligible, the film’s distributor or producer must complete the OSC form athttp://submissions.oscars.org, sign…

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AFI FEST 2014 ANNOUNCES JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD-WINNING FILMS

Encore Screenings of Selected Award-Winning Films at the Chinese 6 Theatres Today LOS ANGELES, CA, November 13, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi today announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the festivals New Auteur and Shorts programs. The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time…

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces Nominees for 8th Annual Nonfiction Film Awards

Citizenfour Leads All Films with 6 Nominations; 20,000 Days on Earth & Life Itself Receive 5 The Overnighters and Virunga Round Out Feature Film Nominees Historic Nominations for Steve James and Laura Poitras Kate Amend, Nick Broomfield, Nanette Burstein, Nick Cave, Edwyn Collins, Marshall Curry, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Kirsten Johnson, Ross Kauffman, James Lapine,…

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JEFF SKOLL AND UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION LAUNCH THE SKOLL CENTER FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ENTERTAINMENT

  $10 Million Endowment from Jeff Skoll Will Advance Social Change Through Entertainment and Performing Arts, Establishing a Groundbreaking Center Focused on Research, Education and Special Initiatives, Public Programming and Exhibition   Participant Media to join with new Center and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to Host Annual Event Bringing Together Leaders from…

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James Schamus Making Feature Directorial Debut With His Own Adaptation Of Philip Roth’s “Indignation”

JAMES SCHAMUS TO MAKE HIS FEATURE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH HIS ADAPTATION OF PHILIP ROTH’S NOVEL “INDIGNATION” Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman To Produce New York, NY – November 12, 2014 — James Schamus and Anthony Bregman announced today that Schamus will make his directorial debut with his adaptation of Philip Roth’s best-selling novel “Indignation.”  Likely Story is attached, with Bregman and Schamus…

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MICHAEL BARKER TO BECOME CO-CHAIRMAN, SUCCEEDING HERBERT S. SCHLOSSER, IN LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MICHAEL BARKER TO BECOME CO-CHAIRMAN, SUCCEEDING HERBERT S. SCHLOSSER, IN LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE Sony Pictures Classics leader to join Ivan L. Lustig as Co-Chairman of Board of Trustees; Herbert S. Schlosser to become Chairman Emeritus after 30 years of service New York, November 10, 2014—Michael Barker, Co-President…

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10 Animated Shorts Drawn For Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®.  Fifty-eight pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer…

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20 Animated Features Submitted To Academy

Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Big Hero 6” “The Book of Life” “The Boxtrolls” “Cheatin’” “Giovanni’s Island” “Henry & Me” “The Hero of Color City” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” “Jack and the…

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Dear Irene Cho, I will miss your energy and passion; your optimism and joy; your kindness towards friends, colleagues, strangers, struggling filmmakers, or anyone who randomly crossed your path and needed a hand. My brothers and I have long considered you another sibling in our family. Our holiday photos – both western and eastern – have you among all the cousins, in-laws, and kids… in the snow, sun, opening presents, at large dinner gatherings, playing Monopoly, breaking out pomegranate seeds and teaching us all how to dance Gangnam style. Your friendship and loyalty meant a great deal to me: you were the loudest cheerleader when I experienced victories and you were always ready with sushi when I had disappointments. You had endless crazy ideas which always seemed impossible but you would will them into existence. (Like that time you called me and suggested that we host a brunch for newly elected mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti because “he is going to president one day.” We didn’t have enough time or funding, of course, only your desire to do it. So you did, and I followed.) You created The Daily Buzz from nothing and it survived on your steam in spite of many setbacks because you believed in a platform for emerging filmmakers from all nations. Most of all, you were a wonderful mother to your son, Ethan, a devoted wife to your husband, and a wonderful sibling and daughter to your family. We will all miss how your wonderful smile and energy lit up the room and our lives. Rest in peace, Irene.
~ Rose Kuo Remembers Irene Cho on Facebook

“You know, I was never a critic. I never considered myself as a film critic. I started doing short films, writing screenplays and then for awhile, for a few years I wrote some film theory, including some film criticism because I had to, but I was never… I never had the desire to be a film critic. I never envisioned myself as a film critic, but I did that at a period of my life when I thought I kind of needed to understand things about cinema, understand things about film theory, understand the world map of cinema, and writing about movies gave me that, and also the opportunity to meet filmmakers I admired.

“To me, it was the best possible film school. The way it changed my perspective I suppose is that I believe in this connection between theory and practice. I think that you also make movies with ideas and you need to have ideas about filmmaking to achieve whatever you’re trying to achieve through your movies, but then I started making features in 1986 — a while ago — and I left all that behind.

“For the last three decades I’ve been making movies, I’ve been living, I’ve been observing the world. You become a different person, so basically my perspective on the world in general is very different and I hope that with every movie I make a step forward. I kind of hope I’m a better person, and hopefully a better filmmaker and hopefully try to… It’s very hard for me to go back to a different time when I would have different values in my relationship to filmmaking. I had a stiffer notion of cinema.”
~ Olivier Assayas