Press Releases Archive for February, 2015

New Directors New Films Announces Its 2015 Attractions

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Complete Lineup for the 44thAnnual New Directors/New Films March 18-29   Marielle Heller’s award-winning The Diary of a Teenage Girl selected for Opening Night; and Rick Alverson’s Entertainment selected for Closing Night     New York, NY (February 23, 2015) – The…

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Oscar WInners 2015

Best Picture “Birdman” Directing Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” Best Actor Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best Actress Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Original Screenplay “Birdman” Adapted Screenplay “The Imitation Game” Documentary Feature “Citizenfour” Foreign Language Film: “Ida,” Poland Animated Feature Film…

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US-Ireland Alliance’s 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards honors Colin Davidson, Carrie Fisher and Stephen Colbert

Wilde Night Was Calling For Immediate Release February 20, 2015 Last night, Colin Davidson, Carrie Fisher and Stephen Colbert were honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards. J.J. Abrams emceed the event, which was held for the fourth year at his Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica. J.J.’s opening remarks celebrated…

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Baz Lurhmann Shifts Shingle To RCA Records

ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER BAZ LUHRMANN JOINS FORCES WITH RCA RECORDS  FOR AN EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE JOINT VENTURE (New York, New York) – World renowned director, producer and screenwriter Baz Luhrmann enters into an exclusive, worldwide and multi-tiered agreement with RCA Records. This long-term joint venture will consist of a new record label, Bazmark Records with RCA…

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ALCHEMY PLEDGES ITS LOVE TO THE TRUE-LIFE ROMANTIC COMEDY MEET THE PATELS

LOS ANGELES, February 19, 2015 – The newly minted Alchemy announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to the film festival favorite MEET THE PATELS. The “true-life romantic comedy” is directed by the sibling team of Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel and produced by Janet Eckholm and Geeta V. Patel. The announcement…

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ArcLight Cinemas and Slamdance Film Festival Debut Slamdance Cinema Club in Los Angeles

Two premiere cinema organizations partner to bring independent films to ArcLight audiences with the Slamdance Cinema Club LOS ANGELES  (February 18, 2015) — Beginning March 2015, movie lovers in Los Angeles will have another reason to celebrate with the premiere of Slamdance Cinema Club, a new series of independent films titles to be shown exclusively at ArcLight Cinemas. Each month, the Slamdance Cinema Club will select new independent films from the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival…

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BIRDMAN Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award

BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MANHATTAN Take Top Honors in TV Categories;  Spotlight Award Goes to CONCRETE NIGHT   LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2015 – Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding…

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Lady Gaga Joins Oscar Show

 Six-time Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “Lady Gaga is a once in a lifetime artist who’s musical evolution keeps growing. …

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H’wd Street Closures Announced For 2015 Oscar Week

To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood. To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and…

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BAFTA Winners Announced

 Boyhood wins Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress The Grand Budapest Hotel wins five BAFTAs Three BAFTAs for The Theory of Everything: Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor for Eddie Redmayne Julianne Moore wins Leading Actress Three wins for Whiplash: Supporting Actor, Editing and Sound London, Sunday 8 February: At tonight’s EE British…

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Kino Lorber Unlocks Guy Maddin’s Forbidden Room

KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL U.S. RIGHTS TO GUY MADDIN’S THE FORBIDDEN ROOM AFTER ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE 2015“[A] wonderful excursion to the outer edges of half-forgotten cinema.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times“A wild, demented cinephiliac feast from the mind of Guy Maddin.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter New York, NY – February 5, 2015 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the…

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Visual Effects Society Goes Big Hero Six, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 13th Annual VES Awards Big Hero 6 is the Big Hero with 5 Awards; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Tops the Feature Film Category; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins Zoe Saldana, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg and Patton Oswalt Join…

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BROAD GREEN PICTURES and IMAX JOIN SOPHISTICATED FILMS and WILD BUNCH TO BRING DIRECTOR TERRENCE MALICK’S VOYAGE OF TIME TO THE SCREEN

                                   LOS ANGELES, BERLIN (February 3, 2015) – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX), together with Broad Green Pictures, today announced they are joining Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to complete financing of Terrence Malick’s VOYAGE OF TIME. Broad Green will have the first opportunity to distribute the feature film version in North America following the…

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“We’ve talked about this before in the past, my obsession with the Shakespearean histories having the ideal combination of the sweet and the sour. In ‘Henry IV, Part II’ which we’ve discussed before, in the end of that story it’s very complex and haunting because Prince Hal becomes Henry the King, and he has transcended his hoodlum days and at the ceremony is Falstaff, his good friend with whom he has really fucked around and been a loser with, and Falstaff comes up to him and says, ‘Now that you’re king we can really party,’ and the king famously says, ‘I know thee not, old man.’ It becomes Henry IV’s anointment and Falstaff’s catastrophe. That’s life. I have experienced very little unfettered triumph. There are moments, such as when my children are born, but even that comes with new fears and anxieties. In a sense the better you can communicate that life is both at once, the more powerful over time something becomes. One strives for something where the threads are there because it lasts in way that is very palpable. The idea of a tragedy is powerful in literature and theater, but in cinema it doesn’t work, certainly not commercially, and less so critically. Why is that? I think it has to do with how movies are so close to us.”
~ James Gray

 

“Hollywood executives can rattle off the rules for getting a movie approved by Chinese censors: no sex (too unseemly); no ghosts (too spiritual). Among 10 prohibited plot elements are “disrupts the social order” and “jeopardizes social morality.” Time travel is frowned upon because of its premise that individuals can change history. U.S. filmmakers sometimes anticipate Chinese censors and alter movies before their release. The Oscar-winning alien-invasion drama “Arrival” was edited to make a Chinese general appear less antagonistic before the film’s debut in China this year. For “Passengers,” the space adventure starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, a scene showing Mr. Pratt’s bare backside was removed, and a scene of Mr. Pratt chatting in Mandarin with a robot bartender was added.”
~ “Hollywood’s New Script”