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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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch