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Michael Almereyda Conjures a New Reality in MARJORIE PRIME

August 18, 2017 | By
Michael Almereyda Conjures a New Reality in MARJORIE PRIME

Based on Jordan Harrison’s play, Michael Almereyda’s Marjorie Prime was filmed in and around a house on Long Island, New York’s southern fork in an astounding 13 days. Concerning a near future where holographic representations of deceased family members are manifested to pacify loved ones, Marjorie Prime centers around four main characters played by... »

Alicia Mayer Resurrects Movie History with Mayer Family Presentation

August 5, 2017 | By
Alicia Mayer Resurrects Movie History with Mayer Family Presentation

Over the weekend of August 5 and 6, film historian Alicia Mayer will present dozens of family photographs in Los Angeles-area presentations to celebrate her legendary lineage. In point, Mayer is part of the historic Mayer family, of whom Louis B. Mayer was studio chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios from 1924 through 1951. Alicia will... »

SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies: VR, Holograms & More

August 2, 2017 | By
SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies: VR, Holograms & More

Every year at SIGGRAPH, the annual conference on computer graphics, artists, developers, and engineers gather from around the globe to show off the cutting edge in entertainment technology–and this year was no exception. Out of the 179 exhibitors, these 5 stood out from the rest of the pack to deliver amazing products that push... »

NPACT Partners With Pond5 to Connect Independent Nonfiction Producers with Global Marketplace of Licensable Footage Content

August 1, 2017 | By
NPACT Partners With Pond5 to Connect Independent Nonfiction Producers with Global Marketplace of Licensable Footage Content

NPACT, the trade organization that serves the producers of non-fiction entertainment content in North America, has announced it has signed an exclusive partnership with stock-footage and creative-asset company Pond5, making the media marketplace the first Gold Associate Member to join NPACT. NPACT general manager John Ford and Pond5 CEO Jason Teichman made today’s announcement. As... »

Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

July 17, 2017 | By
Disney’s D23 Convention Showcases Studio’s Upcoming Animation, Live-Action Slate

At Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney chairman Alan Horn kicked off the weekend-long events with a July 14 address to the 8000 attendees, stating that excited patrons from all over the world makes him “want to be sure that we deliver the very very best films to you.” Then, studio... »

ADG Film Society Honors Legendary Director Peter Greenway with a Double Feature/Panel of The Draughtsman’s Contract & Prospero’s Books

July 5, 2017 | By
ADG Film Society Honors Legendary Director Peter Greenway with a Double Feature/Panel of <em>The Draughtsman’s Contract</em> & <em>Prospero’s Books</em>

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society and the American Cinematheque  have announced that they will be presenting The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982) and Prospero’s Books (1991) in tribute to British director, screenwriter and cinematic auteur Peter Greenaway on Sunday, July 30 at the Egyptian Theatre. A discussion between films with The Draughtsman’s Contract’s cinematographer, Curtis Clark ASC, will explore the... »

Philip Gelatt’s They Remain to be Released this Fall by Paladin.

June 14, 2017 | By
Philip Gelatt’s <em>They Remain</em> to be Released this Fall by Paladin.

Paladin has acquired domestic theatrical rights to They Remain, a thriller written and directed by Philip Gelatt, it was announced by company president Mark Urman. Gelatt, who has put out work in a variety of mediums, has re-teamed on the project with Reno Productions, with whom he made his debut feature, The Bleeding House,... »

Writer/Director Robin Swicord Adapts Wakefield & Adapts with the Actors

May 25, 2017 | By
Writer/Director Robin Swicord Adapts <em>Wakefield</em> & Adapts with the Actors

Robin Swicord is most known for her works as the writer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha, Matilda, and Little Women. Swicord most recently wrote and directed the feature film Wakefield, an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow‘s short story starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The... »

Rooftop Films and SundanceTV Present the U.S. Premiere of The Genius and the Opera Singer with Filmmaker Vanessa Stockley and Subject in Attendance

May 23, 2017 | By
Rooftop Films and SundanceTV Present the U.S. Premiere of <em>The Genius and the Opera Singer</em> with Filmmaker Vanessa Stockley and Subject in Attendance

On Saturday, May 27th Rooftop Films has announced that they will present the U.S. Premiere of Vanessa Stockley‘s The Genius and the Opera Singer, a nonfiction film about an embattled mother-daughter duo (92 and 55-years-old, respectively) living together in a rent-controlled West Village apartment. Set against the backdrop of a changing neighborhood, Stockley captures the... »

Head Gear Films & Sparkhouse Media Launch Joint Venture

May 19, 2017 | By
Head Gear Films & Sparkhouse Media Launch Joint Venture

Head Gear Films and Sparkhouse Media have agreed upon a joint venture that will encompass all aspects of content development, production and finance for both film and television. The companies will partner on development and syndicated finance across Sparkhouse Media’s slate, as well as identifying 3rd party opportunities to co-finance and package. The UK based... »

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