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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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima