• Madonna Rocks Givenchy At Super Bowl Halftime Show

    The queen of pop reclaimed her throne at last night's Super Bowl XLVI game, wearing Givenchy Haute Couture.
    Posted to The Business of Music by The Feed on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Amazon's Kindle Fire: The next gaming console? has been quietly recruiting game developers, posting dozens of jobs on its site. P.J. McNealy, founder of Digital World Research, believes that Amazon is amassing resources to potentially become a force in mobile social gaming.
    Posted to Company Town by Company Town on Mon, Feb 6 2012
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  • Chrysler's 'halftime' ad riles GOP

    TV News: Rove paints Eastwood-narrated spot as serving Obama re-election agenda
    Posted to The Business of Television by Variety - TV News on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Univision, ABC talk all-news channel

    TV News: Possible partnership reflects interest in Hispanic auds
    Posted to The Business of Television by Variety - TV News on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Congrats to 'FOURPLAY,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, the sex anthology "FOURPLAY" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest! Congratulations to “FOURPLAY" director Kyle Henry. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Sundance Institute. Here's what the project's about: FOURPLAY is a feature quartet of stories in which characters’ lives are changed by unusual sexual encounters. In Skokie, a woman with a crush on her minister's wife has an intense weekend with their dog. In Austin, a couple debates baby-making and comes to an unusual compromise. In Tampa, a man plagued with self-doubt looks for satisfaction in a public mall bathroom and unexpectedly finds his sexual savior. And in San Francisco, a cross-dressing sex-worker faces a challenging assignment with a quadriplegic man. The standalone...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Film Movement Acquires 'Off White Lies'

    Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Maya Kenig's Israeli father-daughter drama "Off White Lies." The film will open in New York in the third quarter of 2012 before a limited national rollout. The film will also be made available on demand. "Off White Lies" is set to screen at the Berlin Film Festival this month after appearances at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival. Synopsis of OFF WHITE LIES: After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him is Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is ‘in-between apartments’ (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads—they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Reveals Complete Lineup; 'The Intouchables' To Open

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films have announced the full lineup for the 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema (March 1-11), their joint annual showcase of contemporary French cinema that plays at the Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinematek. French box office sensation "The Intouchables," starring "Tell No One" star Francois Cluzet," will kick-off the series, while the latest Audrey Tatou vehicle, "Delicacy," will close. Other highlights include: New French Shorts, an award-winning selection of shorts from France; a special Centerpiece screening of the newly restored version of "Children of Paradise," from filmmaker Marcel Carne, which premiered at last year's Cannes Film Festival; "Farewell, My Queen," the latest from Benoit Jacquot, that stars Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette; and a tribute to French film magazine Positif, with the founding editor in person presenting some of...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Redbox teaming with Verizon for digital movies service

    Betting that a combination of Internet streaming and kiosk DVD rentals can give consumers the most complete package in a fractured media landscape, Redbox and Verizon are teaming on a movie rental service to launch in the second half of...
    Posted to Company Town by Company Town on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Which Best Live-Action Short Will Win the Oscar? Read On.

    Editor's note: Each year since 2005, Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures have released a program of the Oscar-nominated short films. Starting Friday, this year's trio of programs--live action, animation and documentary--play at over 200 theaters across the United States and Canada. While checking out the shorts can provide you with a leg up in Oscar pools, the shorts are also an opportunity to catch an alternative to the starry, glamorous features that dominate most other categories. The current nominees address a number of themes and causes. Here's a rundown of the live-action shorts. Stay tuned for coverage of the animation and documentary contenders this week. The live-action category is often a place where new talent gets recognized, a trend most recently typified by last year's win for the hipster comedy "God of Love," which brought the irreverent comic style of Luke Matheny to overnight national attention. This year, the sole U.S....
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Magnolia Acquires Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley Doc Ahead Of Berlin Premiere

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to "Marley," Kevin Macdonald's doc on the life of legendary musician Bob Marley. The film is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival next week, and will have its North American premiere at SXSW in March. The first-ever family authorized documentary on Marley's life, "Marley" will open in theaters on the appropriate date of April 20th. VH1 will partner with Magnolia on TV and promotion through its VH1 Rock Doc franchise. Full press release below. New York – February 6, 2012 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to MARLEY, the definitive documentary about legendary musician Bob Marley, directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland). Produced by Steve Bing (Shangri-La Entertainment) and Charles Steel, and executive produced by Bob’s son Ziggy Marley and...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Morgan Jones dies at 84

    TV News: Character actor appeared in 'The Blue Angels'
    Posted to The Business of Television by Variety - TV News on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Victor Kossakovsky to Receive True Vision Award at True/False Film Fest

    Russian director Victor Kossakovsky will be presented with the True Vision Award at this year's True/False Film Fest. The award recognizes directors who have advanced the field of nonfiction filmmaking. True/False will partner with MoMA to screen Kossakovsky's film "¡Vivan las Antipodas!" in advance of its appearance at the True/False Fest. Full press release below: True/False Film Fest to Honor Russian Director Victor Kossakovsky as 2012 True Vision Award Recipient COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2012)—Each year the True/False Film Fest gives the True Vision Award, its only prize, to a director whose work has creatively advanced the field of...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • SPY Opens New Creative Studio in Santa Monica

    SPY , a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. SPY: LA extends the capabilities of its main facility in San Francisco, and will specialize in VFX-based commercial...
    Posted to Below The Line by Below the Line on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • Act of Valor: Immersive Filmmaking with the Canon 5D

    BTL Screening Series hosted a special screening of Act of Valor late last week followed by a lively panel discussion with key members of the camera department. Inspired by true events, Act of Valor is set in the secretive world of the most elite, highly...
    Posted to Below The Line by Below the Line on Mon, Feb 6 2012
  • A Level Playing Field at the 2012 Annies

    After great controversy over the domination of a select few companies at the 2010 Annies, the International Animated Film Society presented a more egalitarian approach at the 2012 awards. ASIFA – Hollywood offered entries from many companies in many categories...
    Posted to Below The Line by Below the Line on Mon, Feb 6 2012
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