Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Mournful Maturity of Miranda July

For 37-year-old performance artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July, life is a series of lessons about loss, mortality and the inescapable feeling that time is slipping away. And yet, despite these heavy themes, her depiction of a kind of blank … Continue reading

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Sundance Selects Picks Up Nanni Moretti Film

One of the hits of the Cannes Film Festival has been picked up for North American rights by Sundance Selects, the sister company to IFC Films. HABEMUS PAPAM, the newest film from Italian auteur Nanni Moretti, is a comedic drama … Continue reading

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Kathryn Bigelow Film On Bin Laden Sets Opening Date

One of the most anticipated films of the Fall has finally set a theatrical release date. The still untitled film from THE HURT LOCKER team of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal will open via Sony Pictures on October 12. The … Continue reading

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Ron Howard Joins Burns Film Center Board

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), the non-profit film and education institution in Westchester County north of New York City. Howard is a … Continue reading

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Whit Stillman’s Comeback Film To Close Venice Film Festival

American indie pioneer Whit Stillman, who has not made a film since 1998’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, will have the pride of place of the Closing Night Gala on September 10th at the Venice Film Festival with his latest … Continue reading

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Cinedigm Sells Distribution Arm To Technicolor

Cinedigm, a digital distribution company, has agreed to sell its physical and electronic distribution business to Technicolor. The company has had great success recently offering filmed versions of concerts and sporting events for movie theaters, as well as converting theaters … Continue reading

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Billionaire Siblings Shake Hollywood

Despite their young age, David Ellison (28) and Megan Ellison (25), the children of Oracle co-founder and billionaire Larry Ellison, have become two of Hollywood’s biggest power broker producers. The elder son founded Skydance Productions five years ago, but its … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Cowboys And Aliens”

…and Indians, peyote, a kid, a girl, and the dazzling masculine energy of Daniel Craig. Highly original and takes this summer’s pride of place. Continue reading

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Vicente Aranda To Head Montreal FF Jury

Noted Spanish director Vicente Aranda will preside over the international jury of the 35th Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from August 18 to 28. Noted for his refined and personal style, Aranda was a founding member of Barcelona School … Continue reading

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Nineteen Projects Receive Documentary Fund Support

The Jan Vrijman Fund is a lifeline for international documentary filmmakers in developing countries who need additional support to realize their projects. The Fund is administered by IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, which presents its annual showcase of the … Continue reading

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