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Studio 8 & Bona Partner with Tristar on Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALKStudio 8 & Bona Partner with Tristar on Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Jeff Robinov's Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group, will partner with Tom Rothman's TriStar and Film4 on the adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, to be directed by three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee. The deal brings together several members of the family of companies at Sony Pictures, which will distribute the film worldwide, except for Greater China, which Bona Film Group Ltd will handle. Film 4 will have UK free television. (more...)

Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires Nathan Silver's UNCERTAIN TERMSBreaking Glass Pictures Acquires Nathan Silver's UNCERTAIN TERMS
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Nathan Silver's award-winning Uncertain Terms, and will release the film theatrically and on digital platforms throughout the US and Canada in the Spring. (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED, with Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, has been added to the 2014-15 downtown season. Directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, GROUNDED marks the return to the Public Theater stage for Hathaway who played Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. GROUNDED will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston to Star in AMC and BBC's THE INK FACTORYHugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston to Star in AMC and BBC's THE INK FACTORY
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

BBC One, The Ink Factory and AMC today announced a co-production partnership for the television adaptation of John le Carré's novel “The Night Manager.” Multiple Emmy® nominee Hugh Laurie (“House”) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse, Midnight in Paris) will star in the mini-series, which is set to begin filming in spring 2015. Susanne Bier, who won an Academy Award® for In a Better World, will direct. (more...)

Jonathan Groff on LOOKING, Dating & His Favorite Drinking Buddy, Lea MicheleJonathan Groff on LOOKING, Dating & His Favorite Drinking Buddy, Lea Michele
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

In a new interview with Elle, Jonathan Groff opens up about leading the cast of HBO's LOOKING, his eventful first date - and who his favorite drinking buddy happens to be. (more...)

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Author Regrets Writing the Book, Calls it a 'Hassle'BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Author Regrets Writing the Book, Calls it a 'Hassle'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

Despite the huge success of the film adaptation of her book, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, author Ang Lee says she regrets the whole thing. (more...)

Comedian Demetri Martin Performs at The VETS TonightComedian Demetri Martin Performs at The VETS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Stand-up comedian, actor, and author Demetri Martin will bring his comedy tour The Persistence of Jokes to The VETS in Providence tonight, December 5th at 8:00pm. (more...)

The CSO Presents DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON TonightThe CSO Presents DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling, and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking. Composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton have created a unique concert experience, blending music and visuals to celebrate the nearly three decades long partnership of two of Hollywood's top creators. Conducted by Jason Hiester, this live concert features Danny Elfman's famous film scores brought to life on stage by the Columbus Symphony, enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Tim Burton's original film sketches, drawings, and storyboards. Please note: Danny Elfman and Tim Burton will NOT be present at the concert. (more...)

The CSO to Present DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON, 11/15The CSO to Present DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling, and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking. Composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton have created a unique concert experience, blending music and visuals to celebrate the nearly three decades long partnership of two of Hollywood's top creators. Conducted by Jason Hiester, this live concert features Danny Elfman's famous film scores brought to life on stage by the Columbus Symphony, enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Tim Burton's original film sketches, drawings, and storyboards. Please note: Danny Elfman and Tim Burton will NOT be present at the concert. (more...)

Lennie James Stars in Skeet Ulrich's Award-Winning Directorial Debut THE GIRL ON THE ROOFLennie James Stars in Skeet Ulrich's Award-Winning Directorial Debut THE GIRL ON THE ROOF
by Movies News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Lennie James, Amelia Jackson-Gray and Naiia Ulrich star in Skeet Ulrich's award winning directorial debut The Girl on The Roof (more...)

Production Begins on Juan Antonio Bayona's A MONSTER CALLSProduction Begins on Juan Antonio Bayona's A MONSTER CALLS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. (more...)

Production Begins on Juan Antonio Bayona's A MONSTER CALLS
by - Sep 30, 2014

Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. (more...)

Netflix Announces First Original Movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend To Premiere Simultaneously On Netflix And In Select Global IMAX' TheatersNetflix Announces First Original Movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend To Premiere Simultaneously On Netflix And In Select Global IMAX' Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star under the direction of Yuen Wo-Ping in the Sequel to the Academy Award-winning 2000 film (more...)

Photo Flash: Netflix's First Original Movie CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGENDPhoto Flash: Netflix's First Original Movie CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2014

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015. (more...)

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Sequel Will Be Netflix's First Original Film ReleaseCROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Sequel Will Be Netflix's First Original Film Release
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Netflix continues to break boundaries between the worlds of Hollywood and streaming services with its first day-and-date movie premiere -- a sequel to Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Variety writes that after reaching a deal with The Weinstein Co., the movie will hit IMAX theaters and Netflix on August 28, 2015. (more...)

Comedian Demetri Martin to Peform at The VETS, 12/5Comedian Demetri Martin to Peform at The VETS, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Stand-up comedian, actor, and author Demetri Martin will bring his comedy tour The Persistence of Jokes to The VETS in Providence on Friday, December 5th at 8:00pm. Tickets are $38. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.TheVetsRI.com, by calling 401.421.ARTS (2787), or in person at the PPAC/The VETS box office located at 220 Weybosset St, Providence. Box Office Hours are M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts. The VETS on-site Box Office is only open on show days. (more...)

SF Symphony Film Series to Present Six Films, Accompanied by Live Music, for Second SeasonSF Symphony Film Series to Present Six Films, Accompanied by Live Music, for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 27, 2014) – The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) continues its popular Film Series in the 2014-15 season, offering a wide range of critically-acclaimed films projected above the Davies Symphony Hall stage with their powerful musical scores performed as live orchestral accompaniment. The series opens September 27 with The Wizard of Oz and its Academy Award-winning film score, in celebration of the film's 75th Anniversary year. December 12 & 13 the SFS is joined by over 150 children's voices for the holiday favorite Home Alone with score by John Williams. The U.S. premiere of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather with live orchestral accompaniment of the film's haunting score by Nino Rota follows, January 9-10. A celebration of iconic choreography on March 28, Gotta Dance! Great Moments of Dance in Film highlights choreographed scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Brigadoon, Madame Bovary, and An American in Paris, among others. The series closes on April 25 with a program saluting Chinese composer Tan Dun's film scores, including his Oscar- and Grammy-winning score to Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Zhang Yimou'sHero, and Feng Xiaogang's The Banquet. On Halloween, a restoration of the 1920 black & white film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be accompanied by the improvisations of Todd Wilson on Davies Symphony Hall's mighty Ruffatti organ. The series follows the sold out inaugural series in 2013-14 which presented a week of Hitchcock films, A Night at the Oscars, Charlie Chaplin's silent film City Lights, and selections from Disney's classicFantasia films. (more...)

Ang Lee to Direct Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALKAng Lee to Direct Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar®-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film (more...)

Ang Lee to Helm Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALKAng Lee to Helm Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film, his first since winning the Academy Award for directing the groundbreaking Life of Pi. (more...)

Award-Winning Film ILO ILO Comes to DVD TodayAward-Winning Film ILO ILO Comes to DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that ILO ILO, the universally acclaimed debut film from Anthony Chen, will be available to own on DVD and at all digital providers today, September 16, 2014. (more...)

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