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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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier