Press Releases Archive for February, 2018

CENTROPOLIS ENTERTAINMENT AND VOLTAGE PICTURES SET TO PRODUCE ROLAND EMMERICH’S HISTORICAL EPIC MAYA LORD

Berlin (February 14, 2018) Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures are set to produce the thrilling historical epic feature film Maya Lord from visionary filmmaker and box-office powerhouse Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow), it was announced today by Centroplis. Angela Workman (The Zookeeper’s Wife) has written the script to be directed by Emmerich. Voltage is also handling international sales for…

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SAG-AFTRA Releases Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment and Launches “Four Pillars of Change” Program

[pr] SAG-AFTRA today released a Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment as part of a broader program to protect its members and to confront harassment and advance equity in the workplace. Leading with a Call to Action to its 160,000 members and the entertainment, music and media industries, the Code defines sexual harassment and details what constitutes…

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Jóhann Jóhannsson

February 10, 2018 – Jóhann Jóhannsson, Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Icelandic composer musician and producer, passed away in Berlin on Friday, February 9, 2018. The cause of death is unknown. He was 48. His death was confirmed by his manager. Known for his compositions that often blended electronics with classical orchestrations, Jóhannsson had…

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Janus Films Restores, Releases Oliver Assayas’ “Lost” 1990s Masterpiece

Janus Films presents the first-ever US theatrical release of award-winning French director Olivier Assayas’ COLD WATER (1994). The film received a stunning 4k restoration and will roll-out in theaters throughout the US beginning April 2018, following the March 9 premiere with the Austin Film Society (AFS). The film, which focuses on star-crossed adolescents in 1970s France, launched…

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True/False Film Fests Sets 2018 Slate

Columbia, Missouri – True/False Film Fest is proud to announce its 2018 slate of 40 new feature films that expand the boundaries of nonfiction and invite audiences to be challenged, inspired, and entertained. These films were selected from roughly 1,300 submissions plus hundreds more scouted at festivals around the world. The festival seeks to highlight work…

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CONDÉ NAST ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES ACADEMY-AWARD® NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORT “KNIFE SKILLS” FOR THE NEW YORKER’S ONLINE PROPERTIES

  The Film Will Appear as Part of The New Yorker’s “Screening Room” Series Highlighting Short Films and the Stories behind Them   NEW YORK — February 6, 2018 — Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) has acquired the Oscar® Nominated short documentary, “Knife Skills,” for The New Yorker’s online properties. Directed by Academy Award®-winning director, Thomas Lennon (“The Blood of Yingzhou District”), “Knife…

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Sundance Sale: Lionsgate And Roadside Take Juliet, Naked Romcom

LIONSGATE AND ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ACQUIRE U.S. RIGHTS TO ACCLAIMED ROMANTIC COMEDY “JULIET, NAKED” FROM DIRECTOR JESSE PERETZ To Be Released In Theaters By Roadside Attractions this Summer   Stars Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd Based on Nick Hornby’s Novel SANTA MONICA and LOS ANGELES, CA, February 2, 2018 — Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A,…

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“Film festivals, for those who don’t know, are not exactly the glitzy red carpet affairs you see on TV. Those do happen, but they’re a tiny part of the festival. The main part of any film festival are the thousands of people with festival passes hanging on lanyards beneath their anoraks, carrying brochures for movies you have never and will never hear of, desperately scrabbling to sell whatever movie it is to buyers from all over the world. Every hotel bar, every cafe, every restaurant is filled to the brim with these people, talking loudly about non-existent deals. The Brits are the worst because most of the British film industry, with a few honourable exceptions, are scam artists and chancers who move around from company to company failing to get anything good made and trying to cast Danny Dyer in anything that moves. I’m seeing guys here who I first met twenty years ago and who are still wearing the same clothes, doing the same job (albeit for a different company) and spinning the same line of bullshit about how THIS movie has Al Pacino or Meryl Streep or George Clooney attached and, whilst that last one didn’t work out, THIS ONE is going to be HUGE. As the day goes on, they start drinking and it all gets ugly and, well, that’s why I’m the guy walking through the Tiergarten with a camera taking pictures of frozen lakes and pretending this isn’t happening.

“Berlin is cool, though and I’ve been lucky to be doing meetings with some people who want to actually get things done. We’ll see what comes of it.”
~ Julian Simpson 

“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles