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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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