Press Releases Archive for March, 2019

IFP Announces Jeffrey Sharp New Executive Director To Lead the Organization

[pr]  – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has announced Jeffrey Sharp as the new Executive Director.  Sharp will lead the institution, which is the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers.  An award-winning international film and TV producer and publishing entrepreneur, Sharp brings decades of experience to IFP, including his work producing films such as Boys…

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“David Gordon Green and John Sloss announced they will partner to create Brand New Story. The company will work with world class brands and elite Hollywood storytellers to finance, develop, distribute and market long-form content, seamlessly integrating brand ethos into pure entertainment.”

FILM VETERANS DAVID GORDON GREEN & JOHN SLOSS LAUNCH BRAND NEW STORY TO ACCELERATE THE CONVERGENCE OF BRAND MARKETING AND LONG-FORM ENTERTAINMENT   Venture will be a joint undertaking from indie powerhouses Rough House Pictures and Cinetic Media. For Immediate Release (New York, NY – Tuesday, March 5) David Gordon Green and John Sloss announced…

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Tribeca 2019 Sets Lineup

2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM LINEUP FOR 18th EDITION, APRIL 24 – MAY 5 NEW YORK – March 5, 2019 – The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today’s global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works…

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima