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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– Anthony Bourdain

The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh