Press Releases Archive for February, 2016

Bill Block Sets First Look Deal With Warner Bros

Billblock Media has closed a first-look production deal with Warner. Bros. Pictures.

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Ebert Fest Slates First Films For 2015

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Doc Fest True/False 2015 Announces Full Programming

The 2016 True/False Film Festival  Runs March 3-6 Nation’s Premiere Documentary Festival Returns for 13th Year “My love for True/False runs deep – from the smart programming, passionate audiences, inspired buskers, and fabulous venues.”  – Laura Poitras “True/False is nirvana. When I went to True/False, I remembered what I sometimes forget: the unalloyed joy of…

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Spotlight Wins LA Press Club’s Veritas Award

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UCLA Sets Month-Long Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival

[PR] LEGENDARY FILM PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER TO BE HONORED BY THE UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION  WITH A MONTH LONG FILM FESTIVAL THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS EXTRAORDINARY CAREER  The festival will celebrate Jerry Bruckheimer’s outstanding achievements in film offering panel discussions and screenings of beloved films such as  American Gigolo, Black Hawk…

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HOLLYWOOD STREET CLOSURES FOR 2016 OSCAR® WEEK

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The Full BAFTAS 2015 List

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Oscar Adds 17 To Presenter List, Bringing Total To 41

Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast.

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Russell Simmons Creates “All Def Movie Awards”

[PR] ALL DEF DIGITAL TO HOLD FIRST-EVER ALL DEF MOVIE AWARDS HOSTED BY TONY ROCK AT TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES ON FEB 24 (February 10, 2016) — All Def Digital, the fastest growing video programming brand in hip hop and youth culture, is hosting the first-ever All Def Movie Awards just days before the Oscars, at the World Famous…

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Ira Sach’s Sundance Drama Little Men Goes To Magnolia

MAGNOLIA PICTURES TAKES U.S. RIGHTS TO IRA SACHS’ ‘LITTLE MEN’ STARRING GREG KINNEAR, JENNIFER EHLE, PAULINA GARCIA, AND SUNDANCE BREAKTHROUGHS THEO TAPLITZ AND MICHAEL BARBIERI Distrib takes Sachs’ New York-set sixth feature, one of the most acclaimed films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival New York, New York (February 11, 2016)  – Magnolia Pictures announced today that…

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ICONIC, OUT-OF-PRINT SCORE FOR JAMES CAMERON’S CLASSIC THE TERMINATOR SET FOR DELUXE RELEASE BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN

[PR] BRAD FIEDEL’S DYSTOPIAN SCORE PART OF NICOLAS WINDING REFN PRESENTS SERIES OUT APRIL 8 ON MILAN RECORDS AUDIO: “Main Title” / Soundcloud + Pitchfork The score to The Terminator, composed by Brad Fiedel (Fright Night, True Lies), is as striking as the title character. Punctuated with erratic electronic jolts and rapid fire drums giving the…

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Academy Sets Oscar Lunch

OSCAR® NOMINEES TO BE HONORED AT ACADEMY LUNCHEON LOS ANGELES, CA —More than 150 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 8, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon. Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees,…

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Academy Governors Ball Will Salute “Art”

ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2016 OSCARS® GOVERNORS BALL CREATIVE TEAM LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 88th Oscars® ceremony on Sunday, February…

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The 20th ADG Awards

“The Martian” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” Motion Picture Winners at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Celebrating “From Silver Screen to Every Screen” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “American Horror Story”, “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Muppets” Win for Television Series Josh Brolin Presents David…

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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