Archive for the ‘Film Industry News’ Category

ABC Helps Stamp Out Cyberbullying

Posted 19 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Essay, Film Industry News, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez

ABC Helps Stamp Out CyberbullyingThe ABC Family original movie Cyberbully will shine a light on the important 21st century issue of cyberbullying that so many kids now experience when it premieres on July 17.

The two hour original movie will showcase on ABC Family at 8:00pm ET. The movie is part of an initiative in partnership with Seventeen Magazine to put an end to bullying and “Delete Digital Drama.”

Online fun and games turn sour when a teenage girl is digitally harassed in the two-hour ABC Family original movie, Cyberbully, starring Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Kelly Rowan (The OC) and Kay Panabaker (No Ordinary Family).

Cyberbully is being presented as part of a campaign by ABC Family and Seventeen magazine to bring awareness to the youth issue of digital abuse and bullying. The initiative, Delete Digital Drama, will launch this summer on the network and in the magazine’s August 2011 issue. Read More

Tribeca Film Acquires U.S. Rights to French Hit “Romantics Anonymous” from StudioCanal

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez “Romantics Anonymous” is a smash hit in France and received an impressive response at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

In a move that continues to cement Tribeca Films as a distributor of some of recent times more interesting films, the company has just announced it has acquired the distribution rights to Romantics Anonymous.

Romantics Anonymous is a smash hit in France and received an impressive response at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

The film tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, Private Fears in Public Places), an unemployed, but gifted, chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her confectionary talents. Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. Read More

25 Year Anniversary Release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez Any eighties kid is going to be excited, and perhaps a little shocked, to learn that August 2nd sees the release of the 25 year anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD version of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Any eighties kid is going to be excited, and perhaps a little shocked, to learn that August 2nd sees the release of the 25 year anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD version of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

It is hard to believe that it is 25 years since writer/director John Hughes gave us Ferris Bueller. To celebrate the occasion Paramount is releasing an anniversary version.

The anniversary version features special packaging and graphics as well as in-depth bonus material and features to take viewers behind the scenes and get a whole new perspective on this eighties classic.

The charming comedy centers around Matthew Broderick as a high school student and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), who ditch school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities. The audience strap themselves in to enjoy Ferris’ wild adventures in the Windy City during a single, glorious day off. Read More

Kings County Cinema Society Unveils New Short Films

Posted 03 Jun 2011 — by Ezra Stead
Category Film Industry News, Film Reviews, Movies I Got

By Ezra Stead

Jesus Comes To Town was the opening film of the Kings County Cinema Society's latest screening.

Last Friday I attended a strange and exciting event within walking distance of my apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; Kings County Cinema Society presented a showcase of short films made by filmmakers from Brooklyn and beyond, including several New York and Brooklyn premieres, at Littlefield NYC, a performance and art space with a well-stocked bar and a good-sized screening room. As is to be expected in a sort of punk rock/hipster gallery, seating for the show was folding chairs, which made the viewing experience a bit less than comfortable after a while, but the films were mostly quite good, and in addition to the usual popcorn and peanuts, there were delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on hand at the bar, free of charge. I helped myself to one of these and a bottle of beer and settled in for an evening of mostly comedic shorts from the borough that is now my second home (Minneapolis will always be my first).  Read More

Jon Heder’s New Comedy Show Coming To Disney XD

Posted 27 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By James Dohan  Jon Heder, screenwriter, filmmaker and actor will be starring and producing "Gulliver Quinn" (working title), a comedy series pilot for Disney XD.

Jon Heder, screenwriter, filmmaker and actor will be starring and producing “Gulliver Quinn” (working title), a comedy series pilot for Disney XD.

The show will target kids age 6-14, with characters and stories created to connect with them in order to challenge, accomplish and inspire them on their childhood journey, said Adam Bonnett, senior vice president of Disney Channels.

The script was written by Dan Kopelman (“Malcolm in the Middle“) and he will produce the pilot with Stan Rogow (“Lizzie McGuire“) and Jon Heder. Rob Schrab will direct it.

The casting is in the process now single camera production set to begin this summer. Read More

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides coming to TV?

Posted 27 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By James Dohan ABC Family announced today the acquisition of the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Walt Disney Pictures.

ABC Family announced today the acquisition of the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Walt Disney Pictures. The deal provides ABC Family with the first-window rights to the network premiere which is scheduled for 2013.

Tom Zappala, executive VP of ABC described the film “as one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated movies” since the audiences love the world-known franchise that is thrilled with excitement, charm and good fun. In addition to the first three ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films Zappala mentioned that ‘ABC are thrilled to add this installment’.

The film will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, Read More

Good Morning America Unveils New App for iPhone and Android

Posted 21 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez “Good Morning America” has just announced a brand new way to become more than just a passive TV viewer – get involved with the action of the live morning news broadcast with the new i-Phone and Android app.

“Good Morning America” has just announced a brand new way to become more than just a passive TV viewer – get involved with the action of the live morning news broadcast with the new iPhone and Android app.

This brand new app, which has only just been announced, allows viewers to vote on popular stories live during broadcast and become a part of the program’s daily conversation.

The app can be used to vote live on the “buzziest” stories discussed during the program. As the votes are tallied, users are able to see real-time results during the broadcast and evaluate how their choices compare with others’. Read More