Press Releases Archive for June, 2017

22nd Nantucket Film Fest Announces Winners

22nd ANNUAL NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS FOR NARRATIVE, DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILMS  SHOWTIME TONY COX SCREENPLAY COMPETITION WINNERS INCLUDE JOHNNY ACE, THE LINE, CASEY CAN’T & THE YAO OF TAO WIND RIVER AND BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY ANNOUNCED AS BEST OF FEST Nantucket, MA (June 26, 2017) – The 22nd annual Nantucket…

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Palm Springs Shortfest Announces Winners

The 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  338 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 4,200 filmmaker submissions available in the film market.  More than $115,000 in prizes, including $20,000 in cash…

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Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival Announces LIneup

  THE TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 LINEUP WITH NEW VENUES, SPECIAL SCREENINGS, AND MORE The 13th Annual Traverse City Film Festival, July 25-30, which will bring over 1000 movies to scenic Northern Michigan. Big change has come to the festival and the world since we last gathered on the beautiful shores of TC to…

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Kino Lorber And Zeitgeist Films Align; KL To Distribute ZF Library 

[pr] KINO LORBER AND ZEITGEIST FILMS ENTER A MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC ALLIANCE THAT INCLUDES CO-ACQUIRING FOUR TO FIVE THEATRICAL FILMS PER YEAR AND THE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION OF ZEITGEIST FILMS’ LIBRARY Kino Lorber is pleased to announce a multi-year strategic alliance with renowned film distributor Zeitgeist Films, founded and run by industry leaders Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo. Going…

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Jeff Dowd And Alex Noh Launch Blood Sweat Honey, A Distribution-Marketing Consultancy

Indie Film Veterans Jeff Dowd & Alex Nohe Launch Full-Service Distribution & Marketing Consultancy Festival Strategy, Theatrical Release, Distribution & Creative Consulting Longtime film industry veterans Jeff Dowd and Alex Nohe announce the launch of Blood Sweat Honey, a comprehensive consulting agency specializing in providing strategic counsel to indie filmmakers. Offering services such as producer representation,…

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Telluride 2017 Guest Director Is Joshua Oppenheimer

44th TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 GUEST DIRECTOR JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce its 2017 Guest Director, Joshua Oppenheimer. The award-winning documentarian is set to select a series of films to present at the 44th Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, 2017. Festival organizers…

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YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE 2017 presented by Chevrolet Announces CITY CINEMA presented by NOW: “Canucks, Comedy, and (John) Candy”

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE 2017 presented by Chevrolet Announces CITY CINEMA presented by NOW: “Canucks, Comedy, and (John) Candy”  A great way for Torontonians to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial is in the heart of the city at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) while catching a fun flick with City Cinema presented by NOW. YDS is honouring all things Canadian with a…

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MoMA Film Curator Dave Kehr Awarded Insignia Of Chevalier Of The Order Of Arts And Letters

Dave Kehr A lifelong friend of France, Mr. Kehr has committed in his recent work as a curator, to support the film preservation and strengthened dialogue with foreign cinematheques including the Cinémathèque Française, by exchanging restored films for the creation of retrospectives or series. The passion he has had throughout his life for the seventh…

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New Ryan Gosling-Ken Kao Shingle To Co-Produce Lanthimos’ Latest

RYAN GOSLING AND KEN KAO PARTNER TO FORM PRODUCTION COMPANY ARCANA The company announces its first collaboration on The Favourite from director Yorgos Lanthimos June 14, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated actor Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and producer Ken Kao (The Nice Guys) have joined forces to form Arcana. The production company will focus…

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Academy Announces Deluxe Internships For “Underrepresented Communities”

[PR] ‘ACADEMY GOLD’ INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFERS EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM ACADEMY MEMBERS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ‘Academy Gold’ Adds Four Industry Partners; 20 to Participate in Pilot Year Program Kicks Off with Two-Day Orientation on June 15-16  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments…

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Depp Infinitum Nihil First-Looks With IM Global

[PR] IM GLOBAL LOCKS FIRST LOOK DEAL WITH JOHNNY DEPP’S PRODUCTION COMPANY INFINITUM NIHIL Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2017 –  Prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global has signed a first look feature film deal with Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, it was announced today by IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford. The company will be…

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Fantasia Fest 21 Announces First Attractions, Including Larry Cohen Tribute

FANTASIA’S 21st EDITION TO FEATURE NUMEROUS WORLD PREMIERES, CANNES SENSATIONS, AND NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTS! The North American Premiere of Cannes Sensation THE VILLAINESS, World Premiere of new work from Géla Babluani, North American Premiere of Takashi Miike’s JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE, a special screening of Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A…

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Seattle Int’l Announces Its 2017 Prize Winners

Golden Space Needle Awards At the End of the Tunnel, Sami Blood, and Lane 1974 Win Top Awards at the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival At the End of the Tunnel wins Golden Space Needle Audience Awards for Best Film and Best Director; Grand Jury Prizes go to Sami Blood, The Winter, Boundaries, Lane 1974, and…

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Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest Announces Line-Up

[PR]  Palm Springs, CA (June 9, 2017) – Now in its 23rd year, Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 338 films including 46 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.  The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 60 countries around the world.  There…

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Second City Veteran Actor-Writer-Improviser Tino Insana Was 69

Tino Insana: ‘The funniest man you ever spent the evening with.’ Tino Insana, improviser, actor, writer, award-winning voice-over artist, best remembered as Mr. Grouper in “Bubble Guppies,” for which he was nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award, USA, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cause of death was complications from cancer. He…

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Academy To Salute Richard Donner

[PR] Tribute to include on-stage appearances by Donner and special guests Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo and many more The Academy will pay tribute to director-producer Richard Donner with an evening of personal anecdotes, film clips spanning his prolific career and special appearances by friends and colleagues on Wednesday, June 7, at 730pm at the…

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier