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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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch