Press Releases Archive for November, 2016

Sundance 2017 Competition And NEXT Announced

Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT, as well as a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s New Climate program. The Festival hosts screenings in Park…

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Slamdance Announces 2017 Competition

Festival to Showcase 11 Narrative and 8 Documentary Features Lineup Spotlights 8 Directorial Debuts From Women Filmmakers The Slamdance Film Festival announced today their Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 23rd Festival edition, taking place in Park City from January 20-26, 2017. Driven by a dedication to emerging artists, Slamdance continues to…

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Showtime Showing First Two Seasons Of “Twin Peaks” For The Horrordays

SHOWTIME CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS BY OFFERING ITS SUBSCRIBERS THE FIRST TWO SEASONS OF TWIN PEAKS The Groundbreaking Original Series TWIN PEAKS Will Be Available On December 26 On The SHOWTIME Streaming Service, SHOWTIME On Demand® and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® The Oscar® and Golden Globe®-Nominated Film Blue Velvet Directed By David Lynch Available Now Photo: Courtesy of…

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10 Animated Shorts Up For Oscar

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Blind Vaysha,” Theodore Ushev, director…

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Official Screen Credits Due December 1 For 2016 Oscars

[PR] Thursday, December 1, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 89th Academy Awards® consideration. For a feature film to be considered for the 2016 Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must either send a scanned, signed copy of the OSC form…

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Seventh Annual H’wd Music In Media Awards Announced

(PR)  The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today its winners in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers. This year’s theme recognized trail blazers and trend setters within the music industry. The event was at capacity and virtually every winner was in attendance. Justin Timberlake delivered a tapped acceptance speech from the airport in…

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ANNAPURNA INTERNATIONAL AND SACHA BARON COHEN’S “KLOWN” REMAKE SELLS OUT WORLDWIDE AT AMERICAN FILM MARKET

  Los Angeles, CA (November 17, 2016) – Annapurna Pictures and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Four By Two Films’ English-language remake of the hit Danish film KLOWN is the highest performer out of AFM, it was announced today. The title was the only new property on the market to sell-out in all international territories. Annapurna Pictures…

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LEADING CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR ELEVATION PICTURES LAUNCHES PRODUCTION ARM

[PR] Leading Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures has announced the launch of a production division as Canada’s production business continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.  Canadian film production veteran Christina Piovesan will partner with Elevation on the new division, which will build on Elevation’s existing distribution business by providing best-in-class production services to all types…

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Collaborative Releasing Partners Hybrid Distribution Initiative With Multiple Players

[PR] WILL PARTNER WITH: ALEXANDER STREET, COLLECTIVE EYE FILMS, FILM SPROUT, GRAVITAS VENTURES, KANOPY, OUTCAST FILMS, PASSION RIVER,  RIGHTS STUFF, RO*CO FILMS EDUCATIONAL, RO*CO FILMSINTERNATIONAL, TUGG and JON REISS/HYBRID CINEMA In service to its ongoing commitment to mentor filmmakers and provide them with the most filmmaker-friendly, sustainable and successful distribution, The Film Collaborative (TFC) announces COLLABORATIVE RELEASING, a new soup-to-nuts…

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A Record 27 Animated Features Submitted For Oscar

A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Angry Birds Movie” “April and the Extraordinary World” “Bilal” “Finding Dory” “Ice Age: Collision Course” “Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Kung Fu…

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Academy Appoints Director Of Talent Development And Inclusion

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the appointment of Edgar Aguirre as its Director, Talent Development and Inclusion. Beginning November 21, Aguirre will become an integral member of the Academy’s education and outreach team and play a critical role in driving diversity awareness, inclusion and outreach efforts with stakeholders in the…

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89th Oscar A De Luca-Todd Production

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Tenth Cinema Eye Honors Document Nominees

CINEMA EYE HONORS ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 10th ANNUAL AWARDS Feature Film Nominees | Cameraperson, Fire at Sea, I Am Not Your Negro, OJ: Made in America and Weiner  I Am Not Your Negro and OJ: Made in America Lead With 5 nominations Cameraperson and Fire at Sea receive 4 nominations Weiner, The Eagle Huntress and…

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7th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards Announces Nominees in Film, TV, & Video Games

[PR] The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today the nominees for music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers. The HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of key awards shows that are announced months later.  Music nominees are chosen in specific genres for films including dramatic feature, Sci-Fi Fantasy, documentary…

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AMIA Conference Offers Diverse Look at Media Preservation

 [PR]  The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) will bring new breadth and depth to the discussion about the complexities of moving image preservation and access by focusing on the need for diversity in every aspect of the field. Not only through panels, but in a special day devoted to the diverse collections in Pittsburgh…

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Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” Begins

Shot on 35mm by Philippe Le Sourd.

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SPC Sees Happy End For Michael Haneke

Fourth collaboration with Sony Classics.

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And The Nominees For The 32nd Annual Int’l Documentary Awards Are…

And The Nominees For The 32nd Annual Int’l Documentary Awards Are…

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From AMPAS president John Bailey:

Dear Fellow Academy Members,

Danish director Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is not only one of the visual landmarks of the silent era, but is a deeply disturbing portrait of a young woman’s persecution in the face of the male judges and priests of the ruling order. The actress Maria Falconetti gave one of the most profoundly affecting performances in the history of cinema as the Maid of Orleans.

Since the decision of the Academy’s Board of Governors on Saturday October 14 to expel producer Harvey Weinstein from its membership, I have been haunted not only by the recurring image of Falconetti and the sad arc of her career (dying in Argentina in 1946, reputedly from a crash diet) but of Joan’s refusal to submit to an auto de fe recantation of her beliefs.

Recent public testimonies by some of filmdom’s most recognized women regarding sexual intimidation, predation, and physical force is, clearly, a turning point in the film industry—and hopefully in our country, where what happens in the world of movies becomes a marker of societal Zeitgeist. Their decision to stand up against a powerful, abusive male not only parallels the cinema courage of Falconetti’s Joan but gives all women courage to speak up.

After Saturday’s Board of Governors meeting, the Academy issued a passionately worded statement, expressing not only our concern about harassment in the film industry, but our intention to be a strong voice in changing the culture of sexual exploitation in the movie business, already common well before the founding of the Academy 90 years ago. It is up to all of us Academy members to more clearly define for ourselves the parameters of proper conduct, of sexual equality, and respect for our fellow artists throughout our industry. The Academy cannot, and will not, be an inquisitorial court, but we can be part of a larger initiative to define standards of behavior, and to support the vulnerable women and men who may be at personal and career risk because of violations of ethical standards by their peers.

Yours,
John

.“People that are liars — lying to his wife, to his children, to everyone — well, they have to turn around and say, ‘Who stabbed me?’ It’s unbelievable that even to this moment he is more concerned with who sold him out. I don’t hear concern or contrition for the victims. And I want them to hear that.”
~ Bob Weinstein