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2010-06-17 09:30:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In Tinseltown, the end of the world is nigh -- and it isn't starring Bruce Willis. If you're a big studio or film financier, you spent an average of $102 million dollars for every film you made in 2009 -- while only 32 of the year's 671 releases even crossed the eight-figure barrier in gross returns. If you're a filmmaker, then the global economy and its Hollywood trickle-down has almost completely evaporated your financing options, leaving...

2010-06-16 13:06:00

LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced writer/director Jenny Deller and producer Kristin Fairweather as the recipients of the inaugural Alfred P. Sloan grant, awarded to one project in Fast Track, the annual film financing market that takes place during the Los Angeles Film Festival. In addition, Film Independent also announced the filmmakers and film...

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2010-02-23 15:30:00

There is something about the rhythm and texture of early cinema that has a very different "feel" than modern films. But it's hard to put one's finger on just what that something is. New research may help explain this elusive quality. Cognitive psychologist (and film buff) James Cutting of Cornell University, along with his students Jordan DeLong and Christine Nothelfer, decided to use the sophisticated tools of modern perception research to deconstruct 70 years of film, shot by shot. They...

2010-02-02 15:43:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This Thursday, George Romero - director of Night of the Living Dead and father of the modern zombie movie - celebrates his 70th birthday. In his honor, FEARnet.com will be overrun by zombie movies, videos, interviews and articles, including the first ever "Tweet Like a Zombie" Day. Festivities to include: Tributes to George Romero from horror notables Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Max Brooks (World War Z) and...

2010-01-08 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that writer/directors Neil LaBute (The Shape of Things, Possession), John August (The Nines, writer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), as well as New York Times Media Correspondent Michael Cieply will be moderators at the tenth annual Directors Close-Up, taking place February 3 - March 3, 2010 at The Landmark - West Los...

2010-01-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Movement is proud to announce a theatrical day-and-date iTunes indie movie release, truly achieving the company's mission of bringing the best in independent and art-house cinema to film fans across the country whether they live in metropolises or rural communities. Award-winning documentary film MINE, distributed by Film Movement, will be released in theaters nationwide kicking off with its San Francisco theatrical premiere concurrent with its...

2009-11-13 07:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremiah Sayys, who recently made his directorial debut with the film "Of Silence," is gearing up to produce, from his production company WorldsLastHero Productions, his next film, "DeadLands Cry," a drama/horror/thriller, which he will also direct and star in. Raquel Castro, from "Jersey Girl," is currently in talks to star opposite Sayys as his character Tristan's fifteen-year-old daughter, Sydney. The film is about a young father, Tristan, and his...

2009-09-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Entertainment Company Docurama Films has lined up a slate of activities to commemorate ten years of bringing the world great documentary films. The first and only home entertainment distribution label dedicated exclusively to championing documentary filmmakers, Docurama Films has spent the past decade unearthing and releasing the great classic docs of the last fifty years while scouring film festivals for new filmmakers who are taking the...

2009-08-05 11:18:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is launching a new series of one-hour specials that will provide a Film Studies 101 look at top cinematic genres. The series - called A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - will debut Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. (ET) with THE SUSPENSEFUL WORLD OF THRILLERS. Future installments of A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES will include a look at other genres, including a December special on epic cinema. The specials come to TCM from DreamWorks Television, with...

2009-07-21 14:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 30 year veteran filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis (DeLaurentiis Productions) and executive producer Jeffery Tott have prevailed in a landmark case brought against ThinkFilms regarding the theatrical release of their film 10(th) & WOLF. The star studded film featured such notable talent as Dennis Hopper, Giovanni Ribisi, James Marsden, Val Kilmer and Leslie Anne Warren. 10(th) & Wolf currently reigns as one of the most expensive independent films...