Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Homesman’ Online Leak Unlikely to Impact Sales

November 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Illegal copies of “The Homesman” have been circulating across the Internet since September, but the studios behind the Western think that piracy won’t ruin the film’s chances at the box office. “I seriously doubt there was an effect on ‘The Homesman,’” wrote Howard Cohen, president of Roadside Attractions, in an email. “The audience is significantly... Read more

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‘Right Stuff’ Helmer Philip Kaufman to Tune Into More TV

November 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Philip Kaufman, whose “Hemingway & Gellhorn” marked the veteran helmer/scribe’s entree into both the small-screen world and digital production in 2012, says he’s planning to delve further into the new Golden Age of television. Kaufman is receiving Camerimage’s lifetime achievement kudo alongside longtime collaborator Caleb Deschanel, whose lensing is feted in a... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ On Top With $38 Million

November 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jim Carrey is back on top. The comedian has struggled at the box office in recent years, but by revisiting one of his most beloved comedies two decades after it hit screens, Carrey has scored his biggest hits in years with “Dumb and Dumber Too.” The cinematic adventures of a pair of dim bulbs shone... Read more

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‘The Look of Silence’ Takes Top Prize At CPH:DOX Fest

November 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Look of Silence,” U.S. docmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated critical favorite “The Act of Killing,” continues to look a likely awards magnet after taking top honors at the CPH:DOX documentary film festival in Copenhagen.

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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Director Didn’t Use CGI for Philip Seymour Hoffman Scenes

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

We’ll be seeing less of Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” films than initially expected as director Francis Lawrence has revealed that he didn’t utilize CGI to finish Hoffman’s remaining scenes. Hoffman had almost completed his turn as Plutarch Heavensbee for the final two installments of the “Hunger Games” franchise, “Mockingjay – Part... Read more

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Gary Oldman in Talks for ‘Criminal Minds for Dummies’ with Mark Kassen Directing (EXCLUSIVE)

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — Mark Kassen is set to direct gangster comedy “Criminal Empire for Dummies,” with Gary Oldman in talks to star. Kassen, who directed “Puncture,” will produce with Gremi Films’ Greg Hajdarowicz and Bo Cerba, and Cutting Edge Group’s James Gibb and Henry Boger. “Warrior” screenwriter Cliff Dorfman will pen the script, with... Read more

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Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ Eyes Globes, But Oscar Chances Iffy

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like all Tim Burton movies, “Big Eyes” is a visual/aural treat, with quirky humor, heart and a zippy pace. Cult status seems assured, and it could get attention at the Golden Globes. But Oscar is another question. For a respected director who has been making big, successful movies for nearly 30 years, his track record with Oscar is... Read more

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New York’s Dodgeville, Mexico’s Varios Lobos Team On ‘I’m No Longer Here’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LOS CABOS –New York’s Dodgeville Films, producer of Sundance selected “To Be Takei,” is teaming with Mexico’s Varios Lobos to produce “Ya no estoy aqui” (I’m No Longer Here”), the second movie from Mexico’s Fernando Frias (“Receta”). A Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund recipient, “Here” also competes in Los Cabos Fest’s Mexico-U.S.-Canada Co-production Forum. Dodgeville’s Gerry... Read more

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VW of America Will Start Sponsoring CNN Documentaries

November 14, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Volkswagen of America has been chosen by CNN Films to sponsor its documentaries, expanding the relationship between the two companies. The car maker’s ads will start airing later this month during the CNN showing of the film Ivory Tower about the high cost of a college education in the U.S. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ads will include co-branded, custom material that will air during film breaks and lead-ins. The deal gives Volkswagen of America exclusivity when it comes to automotive advertising during the film presentations. The car maker’s agency, MediaCom, engineered the sponsorship deal. The three companies have worked together before when Volkswagen of America sponsored several episodes of CNN’s series, The Sixties. The New York Times reports that Volkswagen of America has more than doubled its ad spending on CNN in the past year. A CNN senior executive says there are plans to extend the Volkswagen relationship into social media and digital platforms. VW of America is also looking at an expanding relationship to get its brand message out in a softer-sell approach via quality documentaries. Jennifer Clayton, VW’s general manager for marketing communications, told the Times, “I want to let the experts do what they do. We are in the business of selling cars, not show business." CNN will reportedly have seven new documentaries completed by year’s end.

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‘Batman V. Superman’ Shooting in Imax

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be shot with Imax cameras, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed to Variety. News that the superhero matchup would use the cameras first bubbled up on Twitter after a user observed the filmmakers as they shot scenes in Chicago. Snyder’s “Man of Steel” showed in Imax, but didn’t use... Read more

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