Press Releases Archive for April, 2016

Turner And Criterion Developing Streaming FilmStruck For Fall 2016

Turner to Launch New Streaming Movie Service: FilmStruck Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Criterion Collection Collaborate to Develop Turner’s First Domestic Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Product, Launching in Fall 2016 FilmStruck Video Preview: filmstruck.com Global media company Turner is launching the company’s first direct-to-consumer product in the U.S., called FilmStruck. This brand new subscription video on-demand service for film aficionados,…

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Nashville Film Fest Announces Winners

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM AWARDS FOR 2016 NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Top Prizes Go to Magallanes, SEED: The Untold Story, The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, Transpecos, Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows, The Lure, Josephine Honorable mentions include  Free in Deed, The Bandit, The Fits, Colin Hay – Waiting for My Real Life, Curtain Nashville, TN – Nashville Film…

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Louisiana Int’l Film Fest Marks Passing Of Artistic Director Dan Ireland

Baton Rouge, LA – Dan Ireland was currently serving as the Artistic Director for the Louisiana International Film Festival & Mentorship Program (LIFF) and Louisiana Film Society, a position he held since LIFF’s inception in 2013. Dan shared that title with Jeff Dowd as Co-Artistic Director in the inaugural year. Dan was scheduled to attend…

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Tim League Has A Bucket Of Shush For AMC Floating Texting-In-Theaters Notion Once More

Alamo Drafthouse Founder/CEO Tim League: First off, I’d like to say that I am very excited for Adam Aron to be taking the helm at AMC.  I am a fan of the Starwood Hotel and Resort brand and the customer experience that his former company consistently delivers.  Bringing that leadership focus to our industry will…

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Alamo Drafthouse Sets 7-Screen Brooklyn Enclave

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin.

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“We’ve talked about this before in the past, my obsession with the Shakespearean histories having the ideal combination of the sweet and the sour. In ‘Henry IV, Part II’ which we’ve discussed before, in the end of that story it’s very complex and haunting because Prince Hal becomes Henry the King, and he has transcended his hoodlum days and at the ceremony is Falstaff, his good friend with whom he has really fucked around and been a loser with, and Falstaff comes up to him and says, ‘Now that you’re king we can really party,’ and the king famously says, ‘I know thee not, old man.’ It becomes Henry IV’s anointment and Falstaff’s catastrophe. That’s life. I have experienced very little unfettered triumph. There are moments, such as when my children are born, but even that comes with new fears and anxieties. In a sense the better you can communicate that life is both at once, the more powerful over time something becomes. One strives for something where the threads are there because it lasts in way that is very palpable. The idea of a tragedy is powerful in literature and theater, but in cinema it doesn’t work, certainly not commercially, and less so critically. Why is that? I think it has to do with how movies are so close to us.”
~ James Gray

 

“Hollywood executives can rattle off the rules for getting a movie approved by Chinese censors: no sex (too unseemly); no ghosts (too spiritual). Among 10 prohibited plot elements are “disrupts the social order” and “jeopardizes social morality.” Time travel is frowned upon because of its premise that individuals can change history. U.S. filmmakers sometimes anticipate Chinese censors and alter movies before their release. The Oscar-winning alien-invasion drama “Arrival” was edited to make a Chinese general appear less antagonistic before the film’s debut in China this year. For “Passengers,” the space adventure starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, a scene showing Mr. Pratt’s bare backside was removed, and a scene of Mr. Pratt chatting in Mandarin with a robot bartender was added.”
~ “Hollywood’s New Script”