Posts Tagged ‘film’

Darren Aronofsky Talks Future of Film, ‘Golden Age’ of TV at Produced By Conference

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Darren Aronofsky raised questions about the future of filmmaking and film distribution on Saturday during a Q&A with the helmer and his longtime producing partner Scott Franklin. “I keep thinking about where film is right now,” the multihyphenate said during his session at the Produced By: New York confab, moderated by Producers Guild of America... Read more

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Jake Gyllenhaal Will Direct When He Feels ‘Presumptuous Enough’

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jake Gyllenhaal would like to move behind the camera one day, but the Oscar nominee says he has yet to find the right project to direct. “I’m searching … but I have yet to feel presumptuous enough,” Gyllenhaal said at Saturday’s Produced By Conference in New York City. The “Brokeback Mountain” star says he’ll know... Read more

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Tokyo Market to Synchronize With Festival in 2015

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Organizers of the Japan Content Showcase will next year return the market to dates that coincide with the main Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Abu Dhabi: Empire Will Release ‘From A to B’ in the Middle East

October 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pan-Arab film distributor Empire Intl. will release Abu Dhabi fest opener “From A to B,” by Ali Mostafa, in the Middle East, starting on Jan. 1. Empire has a close rapport with “A to B” co-financer Image Nation, having successfully released Image Nation-produced chiller “Djinn,” by Tobe Hooper, in 2013. The Lebanese company sub-distributes for...

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Tokyo Festival: James Gunn Points Laser At Asian Cultural Influences

October 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Guardians" director gets geeky, misses 'Ultraman'

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Film Review: ‘23 Blast’

October 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Faith is literally blind in inspirational sports drama “23 Blast,” the fact-based tale of a high-school football player who suddenly loses his sight, but not his place on the team. Drawn up using equal parts genre playbook and Good Book, actor Dylan Baker, making his directing debut, and thesp Bram Hoover (who co-wrote the script... Read more

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Jerry Brown Appoints Thomas Davis, Michael Nyman to Film Commission

October 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Hollywood labor leader Thomas Davis and PR exec Michael Nyman to the California Film Commission. Davis, 56, is the third international VP of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board and business manager at IATSE Local 80, which reps grips, craft service, first aid and warehouse workers. A... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Silent Storm’

October 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances — and there's already a surfeit on onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in "The Silent Storm."

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Film Review: ‘The Silent Storm’

October 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances — and there's already a surfeit on onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in "The Silent Storm."

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Relativity School Welcomes First Freshman Class

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

School is in session at Relativity Studios. The studio, founded in 2004 by Ryan Kavanaugh, announced that Relativity School, its educational arm and the first-ever accredited BFA program affiliated with a studio welcomed its inaugural class on October 8. Designed as a launch pad for the next generation of content creators, Relativity School is a... Read more

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