Press Releases Archive for November, 2017

Angela Lansbury

“There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner. And, I am devastated that anyone should deem me capable of thinking otherwise. “Those who have known the quality of my work and the many public statements I have made over the course of my life, must know, that I…

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Sundance 2018 Goes For 110 Features

2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED: 110 Independent Films From 29 Countries Park City, UT — Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of feature films selected across all categories. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28….

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Focus Features Takes Morgan Neville’s Fred Rogers Doc For Summer 2018

MISTER ROGERS’ DOCUMENTARY WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? FROM ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MORGAN NEVILLE ACQUIRED BY FOCUS FEATURES NEW YORK, November 27, 2017 – Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the new documentary about the life and work of Mister Fred Rogers. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet…

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FACTORY 25 ANNOUNCES THE FACTORY 200 SERIES: EARLY FILMS BY SOME OF THE BEST DIRECTORS IN THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT SCENE

FACTORY 25 ANNOUNCES THE FACTORY 200 SERIES: EARLY FILMS BY SOME OF THE BEST DIRECTORS IN THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT SCENE Brooklyn, NY  – Factory 25 announces their new Factory 200 series of early films by some of the best American independent filmmakers of today including Funny Ha Ha by Andrew Bujalski (Results, Computer Chess), We Go Way Back by Lynn Shelton (Your Sisters Sister, Laggies, Outside In), Vacation by Zach…

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Artists, Critics, Writers, Filmmakers Among Sundance Institute 2017 Art of Nonfiction Fellows and Grantees

 Artists, Writers, Filmmakers Among Sundance Institute’s  2017 Art of Nonfiction Fellows and Grantees. New: Nonfiction Critics Fellowship, Fostering New Writing on Documentary Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute’s Art of Nonfiction Initiative welcomes four Fellows and five Grantees, as well as three Nonfiction Critics Fellows, in its third year of granting key creative and financial support to…

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Amazon Studios’ “Lord Of The Rings” Press Release

Amazon to Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s Globally Renowned Fantasy Novels, The Lord of the Rings, for Television with a Multi-Season Production Commitment Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2017 — Amazon today announced it has acquired the global television rights to The…

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Rian Johnson Charged With New Star Wars Trilogy

[PR] For director Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was just the beginning of his journey in a galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.  As writer-director…

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National, NY, LA, Boston Film Critics Groups DQ All Disney Films For Year-End Award Consideration

A STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION, THE NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE, THE BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AND THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS Nov. 7, 2017 — The members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society…

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BFCA Announces Nomination And Awards Dates

[PR] Los Angeles, CA – November 7, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Thursday, January 11, 2018 (8-10pm ET/PT).  The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in…

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Volker Schlöndorff Statement on Dustin Hoffman Allegations

“I welcome the #metoo campaign and do not want to sound dismissive of what I consider a serious cause. However one should not smear, tar and feather indistinctively every male around. Calling Dustin Hoffman a predator is simply going too far. I hope this fades away. “It’s plain silly. Just watch Christian Blackwood’s wonderful documentary PRIVATE…

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“Don’t work with assholes. Ever. No matter what they’re offering, no matter what they bring to the table. If they’re the sort of person where the phone rings at 10 o’clock at night and you wince because you see that it’s them, then don’t do business with them. One asshole will ruin your life. I’ve managed my entire TV and filmmaking career to work with people I like and respect. If the point comes where I don’t like or respect someone, I don’t work with them anymore.”

– Anthony Bourdain

The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh