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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“Let me try and be as direct as I possibly can with you on this. There was no relationship to repair. I didn’t intend for Harvey to buy and release The Immigrant – I thought it was a terrible idea. And I didn’t think he would want the film, and I didn’t think he would like the film. He bought the film without me knowing! He bought it from the equity people who raised the money for me in the States. And I told them it was a terrible idea, but I had no say over the matter. So they sold it to him without my say-so, and with me thinking it was a terrible idea. I was completely correct, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It was not my preference, it was not my choice, I did not want that to happen, I have no relationship with Harvey. So, it’s not like I repaired some relationship, then he screwed me again, and I’m an idiot for trusting him twice! Like I say, you try to distance yourself as much as possible from the immediate response to a movie. With The Immigrant I had final cut. So he knew he couldn’t make me change it. But he applied all the pressure he could, including shelving the film.”
James Gray

“I’m an unusual producer because I control the destiny of a lot of the films I’ve done. Most of them are in perfect states of restoration and preservation and distribution, and I aim to keep them in distribution. HanWay Films, which is my sales company, has a 500-film catalogue, which is looked after and tended like a garden. I’m still looking after my films in the catalogue and trying to get other people to look after their films, which we represent intellectually, to try to keep them alive. A film has to be run through a projector to be alive, unfortunately, and those electric shadows are few and far between now. It’s very hard to go and see films in a movie house. I was always involved with the sales and marketing of my films, right up from The Shout onwards. I’ve had good periods, but I also had a best period because the film business was in its best period then. You couldn’t make The Last Emperor today. You couldn’t make The Sheltering Sky today. You couldn’t make those films anymore as independent films. There are neither the resources nor the vision within the studios to go to them and say, “I want to make a film about China with no stars in it.”Then, twenty years ago, I thought, “OK, I’m going to sell my own films but I don’t want to make it my own sales company.” I wanted it to be for me but I wanted to make it open for every other producer, so they don’t feel that they make a film but I get the focus. So, it’s a company that is my business and I’m involved with running it in a certain way, but I’m not seen as a competitor with other people that use it. It’s used by lots of different producers apart from me. When I want to use it, however, it’s there for me and I suppose I’m planning to continue making all my films to be sold by HanWay. I don’t have to, but I do because it’s in my building and the marketing’s here, and I can do it like that. Often, it sounds like I’m being easy about things, but it’s much more difficult than it sounds. It’s just that I’ve been at it for a long time and there’s lots of fat and security around my business. I know how to make films, but it’s not easy—it’s become a very exacting life.”
~ Producer Jeremy Thomas