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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“With any character, the way I think about it is, you have the role on the page, you have the vision of the director and you have your life experience… I thought it was one of the foundations of the role for John Wick. I love his grief. For the character and in life, it’s about the love of the person you’re grieving for, and any time you can keep company with that fire, it is warm. I absolutely relate to that, and I don’t think you ever work through it. Grief and loss, those are things that don’t ever go away. They stay with you.”
~ Keanu Reeves

“I was checking through stuff the other day for technical reasons. I came across The Duellists on Netflix and I was absolutely stunned to see that it was exquisitely graded. So, while I rarely look up my old stuff, I stopped to give it ten minutes. Bugger me, I was there for two hours. I was really fucking pleased with what it was and how the engine still worked within the equation and that engine was the insanity and stupidity of war. War between two men, in that case, who fight on thought they both eventually can’t remember the reason why. It was great, yeah. The great thing about these platforms now is that, one way or another, they’ll seek out and then put out the best possible form and the long form. Frequently, films get cut down because of that curse in which the studio felt or feels that they have to preview. And there’s nothing worse than a preview to diminish the original intent.Oh, yeah, how about every fucking time? And I’ve stewed about films later even more because when you tell the same joke 20 times the joke’s no longer funny. When you tell a bad joke once or twice? It’s fine. But come on, now. Here’s the key on the way I feel when I approach the movie: I try to keep myself as withdrawn from the project as possible once I’ve filmed it. And – this is all key on this – then getting a really excellent editor so I never have to sit in on editing. What happens if you sit in is you become stale and every passage or joke, metaphorically speaking, gets more and more tired. You start cutting it all back because of fatigue. So what you have to do is keep your distance and therefore, in a funny kind of way, you, as the director, should be the preview and that’s it.”
~ Sir Ridley Scott