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2014-02-20 04:21:00

Prestigious Cognac Hosts an Engaging Evening of Conversation with the Academy Award® Winning Director in Beverly Hills LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOUIS XIII Cognac, the world's most esteemed spirit from the House of Remy Martin®, and The Film Foundation, the leading non-profit film preservation organization founded by filmmaker Martin Scorsese, co-hosted an intimate evening of conversation with Academy Award winning director Ang Lee and special guest, Academy Award...

2009-10-13 07:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Academy Award®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) brings audiences back to the groovy days of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival with the funny, entertaining and very human comedy - Taking Woodstock. Inspired by a true story, Taking Woodstock captures all the color and excitement of this generation-defining experience that forever changed American culture. The far-out cast includes Demetri...

2009-02-28 14:49:06

The jury for this year's Venice Film Festival in Italy will be headed up by director Ang Lee, event organizers say. The festival's Web site reveals the Taiwanese-born director will serve as chairman of the judging jury, the BBC reported Friday. The event will run Sept. 2-12. Organizers called Lee, who directed Brokeback Mountain, one of the most highly appreciated international film makers in their online posting. He is one of the most successful directors in creating a dialogue between the...

2009-02-18 20:14:04

Taiwanese-born filmmaker Ang Lee is in talks to direct the big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's popular novel Life of Pi, Variety.com reported. Lee won an Oscar for directing Brokeback Mountain. His other movies include The Ice Storm, Sense and Sensibility, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Lust, Caution. Pi, a Man Booker Prize winner, is about the lone survivor of a sunken freighter who finds himself sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal...

2008-09-15 09:00:33

Feng Xiaogang's "The Assembly" wins biennial Chinese audience film awards DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- "The Assembly," a warfare film by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang became the biggest winner at the 29th Full Blossom biennial awards given by the audiences in China's northeast seaport of Dalian on Saturday evening. The movie won the Best Feature Film after beating the strongest opponent "The Knot," and helped Feng, Zhang Hanyu and Deng Chao got the Best Director, Best Leading Actor and...

2008-08-27 09:00:59

"Incredible Hulk" takes in 3.5 mln dlrs from Chinese movie-goers BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- "The Incredible Hulk" surpassed its predecessor with a take of 24 million yuan (about 3.48 million U.S. dollars) from the opening weekend box office on the Chinese mainland, according to its releaser. The film comes just five years after another movie adaptation of the Marvel Comics character, Ang Lee's "The Hulk" in 2003, which only earned about 10 million yuan on the mainland, Tuesday's...

2008-06-14 12:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Mount Olympus never had such a potent gang as Marvel Comics, whose vast pantheon ranges from Hollywood A- lister Spider-Man to the murky shape-shifting process server Ditto. Now producing its own film adaptations for all but a few previously licensed superheroes, Marvel Studios unveils "The Incredible Hulk" on the heels of blockbuster "Iron Man," whose 2010 sequel will be followed by an ambitious Marvel lineup. Headlining their own upcoming movies are Norse thunder...

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