Press Releases Archive for August, 2016

Oscar Stays At ABC Until At Least 2028

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the Network will remain home to the Oscars®, Hollywood’s biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, through 2028. The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards® adds eight years…

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Academy Announces 2016 Student Academy Award Winners

The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awardscompetition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2016 winners join the ranks of such past…

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52nd Chicago Int’l Film Fest Announces First Round Of Attractions, Including Bogdanovich And McQueen Salutes

Peter Bogdanovich, Steve McQueen to be honored at 52nd Chicago International Film Festival First round of selected films, events announced in advance of October festival Chicago (August 25, 2016) – The Chicago International Film Festival today announces the first film selections to be featured at the 52nd edition, October 13-27. Additionally announced is Peter Bogdanovich…

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Mann, Pacino And De Niro Present HEAT at the Academy with Chris Nolan

ONLY AT THE ACADEMY:  MICHAEL MANN, AL PACINO AND ROBERT DE NIRO TOGETHER FOR “HEAT” Director Christopher Nolan to Moderate Q&A LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy celebrates Michael Mann’s 1995 classic, “Heat,” on the big screen onWednesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills with a new 4K…

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Ang Lee’s Immersive New Feature To Be Centerpiece Of NYFF

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk “astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way”

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BFCA Moves “Critics Choice” Awards To Dec 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE ‘22ND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS’ WILL KICK OFF AWARD SEASON HONORING THE BEST IN FILM AND TELEVISION ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 8PM ET/5PM PT ON A&E T.J. MILLER TO RETURN AS HOST OF THREE-HOUR SHOW New York, NY—August 18, 2016 –A&E Network, home of the Critics’ Choice Awards for the past two…

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STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF FORMER ACADEMY PRESIDENT ARTHUR HILLER

STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF FORMER ACADEMY PRESIDENT ARTHUR HILLER   LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died today in Los Angeles of natural causes.  He was 92. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “I was a…

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Sony Pictures Classics Consummates Entire Almodóvar Film Library

Almodóvar’s 20th film, JULIETA, will be released in theaters on December 21.

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Nate Parker & Co. Set Fellowship For Young Filmmakers

The Sundance Institute | The Birth of a Nation Fellowship

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THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2016 FILM SCHOLARS  GRANT RECIPIENTS

Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars

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New York Film Fest Announces Main Slate

25 features include new films from Maren Ade, Pedro Almodóvar, Olivier Assayas, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Alain Guiraudie, Eugène Green, Mia Hansen-Løve, Hong Sangsoo, Jim Jarmusch, Barry Jenkins, Pablo Larraín, Ken Loach, Kenneth Lonergan, Alison Maclean, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Cristian Mungiu, Matías Piñeiro, Cristi Puiu, Kelly Reichardt, Gianfranco Rosi, Dash Shaw, and Paul Verhoeven New…

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TIFF ’16 Doc Titles Announced

For a full pdf of the release, click here NEWS RELEASE. TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS VIBRANT REAL-LIFE CHARACTERS Slate includes films on Leonardo DiCaprio, Amanda Knox, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, John Coltrane and the “6th Beatle” TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 documentary programme presents a diverse collection of works…

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs Elected To Fourth Academy Term

LOS ANGELES, CA – Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) John Bailey, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History…

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Critics Choice Documentary Awards Debut In November

Critics’ Choice is announcing its first ever award ceremony solely dedicated to giving recognition to those in the documentary world

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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