Press Releases Archive for September, 2016

Academy Names Five Nicholl Screenwriters

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Annapurna Pictures Launches TV Shingle

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SAG-AFTRA Statement On Jerry Brown And Age Discrimination Bill

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris Statement On Gov. Brown Signing AB 1687 Los Angeles (September 24, 2016) — “Gov. Jerry Brown today stood with thousands of film and television professionals and concerned Californians who urged him to sign AB 1687, a California law that will help prevent age discrimination in film and television casting and hiring,”…

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Student Academy Awards Named

17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world.

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Charlie Sheen Goes Crackle

Directed by Fred Wolf (Drunk Parents, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser)

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces 2017 Shorts List

    CINEMA EYE ANNOUNCES 2017 “SHORTS LIST” 10 Semi-Finalists for Outstanding Nonfiction Short Film Honor All ten films to screen this weekend at Camden International Film Festival New York, NY  – Cinema Eye, the largest annual celebration for, and recognition of, the nonfiction film artform and creators, today announced 10 nonfiction short films as…

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Academy Reveals Nicholl Screenwriting Shortlist

“To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters from around the world”

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43rd Telluride Fest Reveals Its Lineup

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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