Press Releases Archive for April, 2015

POV’s Simon Kilmurry Shifts After 16 Years To Exec-Direct IDA, The Int’l Doc Ass’n

  INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES POV’S SIMON KILMURRY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORThursday April 30, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The International Documentary Association (IDA) is proud to announce the appointment of Simon Kilmurry to the position of Executive Director. Kilmurry will relocate from New York to Los Angeles to begin work on July 6, 2015.   Kilmurry…

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CHRISTOPHER NOLAN JOINS THE FILM FOUNDATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  Los Angeles, April  21, 2015—The Film Foundation, Martin Scorsese’s non-profit film preservation organization, established 25 years ago, has added director Christopher Nolan to its board of directors.  “Chris’s passion, knowledge and dedication to film is unparalleled,” said Martin Scorsese, founder and chair of The Film Foundation. “He spearheaded the growing movement to ensure that…

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BROAD GREEN PICTURES ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL 2015 SLATE

Three films from director Terrence Malick.

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Academy Dates 2/28/16, 2/26/17, 3/4/18

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 88th, 89th and 90th Oscar® presentations.  The Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016,February 26, 2017, and March 4, 2018, respectively. Academy key dates for the 2015 Awards season are: Saturday, November 14, 2015…

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Annapurna Pictures Hires Miramax-SPE Veteran David Kaminow As President Of Marketing

ANNAPURNA NAMES DAVID KAMINOW PRESIDENT OF MARKETING LOS ANGELES (APRIL 6, 2015) – Annapurna Pictures today announced that it has named David Kaminow as President of Marketing. Kaminow will report to Annapurna founder Megan Ellison, and will oversee all global marketing and publicity for the company and its projects. Up next for Annapurna is director Richard…

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IT FOLLOWS Spreads To 1,655 Screens This Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RADiUS’ AND DIMENSION’S BREAKAWAY HIT ‘IT FOLLOWS’ SPREADS TO 1,655 THEATERS NATIONWIDE THIS WEEKEND New York, NY (March 31, 2015) ­- RADiUS and DIMENSION proudly announced today that they are further expanding their smash success IT FOLLOWS into 1,655 theaters as of Friday, April 3rd. One of the best-reviewed films of the…

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“TIFF doesn’t make attendance numbers for its Lightbox screenings publicly available, so it’s difficult to gauge exactly how many filmgoers the Lightbox is attracting (or how much money it’s bringing in). But the King Street West venue hasn’t become a significant draw for film enthusiasts. The Lightbox’s attendance has plunged – 49,000 fewer visitors last year, a drop of 27 per cent, according to figures recently reported in the Toronto Star. Its gallery space – designed to showcase the visions of cinema’s most iconic filmmakers – saw most of its exhibitions staff quietly axed this past fall. And its marketing barely escapes the Lightbox’s walls. Unless you are a TIFF member or one of the city’s most avid filmgoers, you could walk by the Lightbox and remain blissfully unaware of a single thing that goes on inside. TIFF “still has a world-class brand,” said Barry Avrich, a filmmaker and former board member, “but it’s going to take some fresh vision from retail, consumer programming and marketing experts, given how the lines have become intensely blurred when it comes to how people watch film. They will have to experiment with programming to find the right blend of function and relevance.”
~ Globe & Mail Epic On State of Toronto Int’l (paywalled)

“I’m 87 years old… I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive… The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

“The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

“Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call… Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”
~ Harry Dean Stanton