Press Releases Archive for May, 2016

54th New York Film Fest Poster Designed By Filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul

“Apichatpong Weerasethakul is one of the world’s greatest filmmakers and he works in the visual arts.”

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES MICHAEL DUDOK DE WIT’S THE RED TURTLE

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

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 “Library Of Congress Leads Hunt For “Mostly Lost” Films

Fifth Annual Silent-Film Identification Workshop.

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Sundance Institute Announces “FilmTwo” Initiative To Support Second-Time Feature Filmmakers

13 Filmmakers Selected for Inaugural FilmTwo Fellowship.

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Kodak Salutes Four Shot-On-Film Features In Cannes Competition

2016 marks the moment when film is not only still a viable creative choice, but thriving again.

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Sony Classics Picks Cannes Competition’s Toni Erdmann

NEW YORK (May 15, 2016) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America and Latin America to TONI ERDMANN. The German film, written and directed by Maren Ade, screened “In Competition” yesterday at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to great critical acclaim. The film stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller…

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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Paul Verhoeven’s Latest

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES PAUL VERHOEVEN’S ELLE NEW YORK (May 11, 2016) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired rights in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe (excluding Russia) and Asia (excluding China and Japan) to Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE.  Written by David Birke based on Phillipe Djian’s novel “Oh…”,…

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Thessaloniki Int’l Film Festival Names Orestis Andreadakis Successor To Dmitri Eipides

Film critic Orestis Andreadakis is the new Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), appointed by a decision of the Board of Directors, following a recommendation by TIFF’s General Director, Mrs. Élise Jalladeau. On the occasion of the changes in the Festival’s management and given the organization’s extended annual activity, the General Director…

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Ridley Scott And Drew Goddard Reteam For Period Western From Writer-Director Of Bone Tomahawk

‘THE MARTIAN’ DUO RIDLEY SCOTT AND DREW GODDARD TO RETEAM ON WESTERN ‘WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND’ FOR FOX Academy Award-nominated writer Goddard to adapt the acclaimed novel by Bone Tomahawk’s S. Craig Zahler LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 10, 2016 – Ridley Scott will direct and Drew Goddard will adapt S. Craig Zahler’s western…

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SAG-AFTRA Celebrates The Life Of William Schallert

LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of William Schallert, who served as president of Screen Actors Guild from 1979–1981. He was 93. His most memorable regular role was as the TV father of another future SAG president — Patty Duke — on The Patty Duke Show. From 1985–1987 he served with his…

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Friends Of Mickey Cottrell Seek Help For Veteran Indie Publicist And All-Round Good Guy

  Our beloved friend and renowned independent film publicist Mickey Cottrell has suffered a debilitating stroke and needs urgent help from his community of loved ones. He will require 24 hour care for the foreseeable future, and extensive physical therapy for a long time to come. He will not be able to garner any income…

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Cinetic Media Sets Int’l Sales Division

JASON ISHIKAWA JOINS THE TEAM AT CINETIC MEDIA, HEADING UP NEW INTERNATIONAL SALES DIVISION Monday, May 9, 2016– In advance of the Cannes Film Festival, New York-based film and media company Cinetic, run by John Sloss, announces today that it is launching an international sales division and has hired Jason Ishikawa to run it. The…

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Sundance Institute Selects Eight First-Time Filmmakers For Directors Lab

Filmmakers Head to Mountains of Utah for Month of Hands-On Project Development; Advisors, Actors and Crew Include Robert Redford, Catherine Hardwicke,  Kasi Lemmons, Ira Sachs Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and…

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First-ever “The Simpsons” Store Opens In Taikooli Sanlitun, Beijing

May 5 2016, Beijing — The first-ever The Simpsons store opened today in Taikooli Sanlitun, Beijing it was announced by Jeffrey Godsick, President of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Yoyo You, General Manager of Her-Chain. Featuring over 125 specially curated items, the store offers never-before-available apparel, bags, head gear and accessories; each invoking the distinctive…

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FSLC Announces New Editorial Director; And Editor Of Film Comment

New York, NY (May 2, 2016) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce Michael Koresky as the organization’s new Editorial Director and Nicolas Rapold as Editor of Film Comment. The Editorial Director is a newly created position at the Film Society, and Koresky will oversee planning, strategy, and development of all…

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Dear Irene Cho, I will miss your energy and passion; your optimism and joy; your kindness towards friends, colleagues, strangers, struggling filmmakers, or anyone who randomly crossed your path and needed a hand. My brothers and I have long considered you another sibling in our family. Our holiday photos – both western and eastern – have you among all the cousins, in-laws, and kids… in the snow, sun, opening presents, at large dinner gatherings, playing Monopoly, breaking out pomegranate seeds and teaching us all how to dance Gangnam style. Your friendship and loyalty meant a great deal to me: you were the loudest cheerleader when I experienced victories and you were always ready with sushi when I had disappointments. You had endless crazy ideas which always seemed impossible but you would will them into existence. (Like that time you called me and suggested that we host a brunch for newly elected mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti because “he is going to president one day.” We didn’t have enough time or funding, of course, only your desire to do it. So you did, and I followed.) You created The Daily Buzz from nothing and it survived on your steam in spite of many setbacks because you believed in a platform for emerging filmmakers from all nations. Most of all, you were a wonderful mother to your son, Ethan, a devoted wife to your husband, and a wonderful sibling and daughter to your family. We will all miss how your wonderful smile and energy lit up the room and our lives. Rest in peace, Irene.
~ Rose Kuo Remembers Irene Cho on Facebook

“You know, I was never a critic. I never considered myself as a film critic. I started doing short films, writing screenplays and then for awhile, for a few years I wrote some film theory, including some film criticism because I had to, but I was never… I never had the desire to be a film critic. I never envisioned myself as a film critic, but I did that at a period of my life when I thought I kind of needed to understand things about cinema, understand things about film theory, understand the world map of cinema, and writing about movies gave me that, and also the opportunity to meet filmmakers I admired.

“To me, it was the best possible film school. The way it changed my perspective I suppose is that I believe in this connection between theory and practice. I think that you also make movies with ideas and you need to have ideas about filmmaking to achieve whatever you’re trying to achieve through your movies, but then I started making features in 1986 — a while ago — and I left all that behind.

“For the last three decades I’ve been making movies, I’ve been living, I’ve been observing the world. You become a different person, so basically my perspective on the world in general is very different and I hope that with every movie I make a step forward. I kind of hope I’m a better person, and hopefully a better filmmaker and hopefully try to… It’s very hard for me to go back to a different time when I would have different values in my relationship to filmmaking. I had a stiffer notion of cinema.”
~ Olivier Assayas