Press Releases Archive for March, 2018

Michael Schlesinger’s “Vintage” Comedy Shorts With “The World’s Favorite Fake 1930s Comedy Team” Hit The Bricks

KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO RETRO COMEDY BIFFLE AND SHOOSTERz Collection of New “Vintage” Comedy Shorts Starring “The World’s Favorite Fake 1930s Comedy Team” Available on DVD May 22, 2018 Feature-Length Compilation To Be Released on Major Digital Platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu on May 22, 2018 March 30, 2018 –  Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to BIFFLE AND SHOOSTER,…

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VETERAN MEDIA & BRAND MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE LISA HALLIDAY JOINS ID AS CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

  Former Harpo Head of Comms Comes Aboard as ID Sets to Celebrate 25th Anniversary LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK, MARCH 27, 2018 – Respected media, entertainment and brand management executive Lisa Halliday is joining ID as Chief Communications Officer. Halliday brings with her extensive expertise in corporate and crisis communications, media strategy and branddevelopment as well as a long history…

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The Full Time’s Up Call For Investigation On Alleged Negligence By NY District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. In Handing Harvey Weinstein

TIME’S UP, a global organization dedicated to ending workplace sexual harassment and abuse, calls on the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo today to launch an independent investigation of the New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, and the office of the District Attorney to determine the facts related to the decision not to prosecute…

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Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini, Kathrine Narducci And Tom Hardy Join Josh Trank Written-and-Directed Al Capone Biopic

Principal Photography to Begin April 2 on Josh Trank Written and Directed Bio-Pic BRON announced today that Linda Cardellini, Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, Golden Globe winner Kyle MacLachlan and Kathrine Narducci will join Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy in the Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo, written and to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle).BRON Studios, in association with Creative…

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Paul Feig Goes After Digital Content From Female, LGBTQ and Creators of Color

PAUL FEIG GOES DIGITAL TO CONTINUE TO CHAMPION NEW VOICES FROM UNDERSERVED/UNTAPPED VOICES  Feig launches digital content company Powderkeg to be run by Laura Fischer Filmmaker Paul Feig is launching a new company to create digital content that champions new voices with a special commitment to female, LGBTQ, and filmmakers of color. “It has long been a…

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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch