Barbara Kopple News

Everyman Theatre Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from today, April 16th through May 11th. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Present BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 4/16-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from April 16th through May 11th. Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula will play the title role of Vera Stark, alongside fellow Company Members Beth Hylton and Wil Love. Walter Dallas makes his Everyman directorial debut with the regional premiere. (more...)

The Academy Announces OSCAR Week Events
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Leading up to The Oscars®, the Academy will present a slate of public events celebrating this year's nominees. (more...)

Sundance Institute Examines Barriers & Opportunities for Women Filmmakers
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Today at a gathering of filmmakers, producers and members of the film distribution industry, at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival announced significant growth of a collaborative initiative designed to achieve gender parity and sustainable careers for women working in filmed entertainment. (more...)

VH1's Emmy Award-Winning 'Rock Docs' Franchise Announces New Programming Slate For 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ VH1's Emmy Award-winning 'Rock Docs' franchise returns with a brand new slate of original feature-length documentaries examining the intersection of music and culture. The new documentaries will premiere on VH1 in early 2014 and continue throughout the year. (more...)

Winners and Celebrity Presenters Announced for 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS, the premier awards show celebrating the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio, is pleased to announce this year's award winners for all non-Viewers Choice categories. (more...)

Preston Copley Named New Director of Creative Development for Theater at Jean Doumanian Productions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Preston Copley, formerly of Disney Theatrical Group, where he served directly under President Thomas Schumacher on the gamut of the commercial producer's Global productions, has joined Jean Doumanian Productions as Director of Creative Development for Theater, working alongside Jean Doumanian, and Vice President, Patrick Daly. In his new position, Copley will be identifying existing work and developing new theatrical content for commercial productions on and off-Broadway, and for audiences abroad. (more...)

Ralph Macchio's ACROSS GRACE ALLEY to Make East Coast Premiere at HIFF
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Ralph Macchio's ACROSS GRACE ALLEY East Coast Premiere will be at HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Oct 10-14! (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to Be Centerpiece Film at Hamptons International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is thrilled to announce that Director Richard Curtis' ABOUT TIME will be the Southampton opener on Friday, October 11th and that Saturday's Centerpiece Film is AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY directed by John Wells. (more...)

OWN to Release Barbara Kopple's Doc RUNNING FROM CRAZY in Theaters Prior to Broadcast, 11/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The acclaimed documentary 'Running From Crazy,' the latest project from two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple ('Harlan County USA,' 'American Dream'), which world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, will be released theatrically on November 1, 2013, and will follow with a debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2014. (more...)

Sundance Institute Kicks Off Summer 2013 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2013

Sundance Institute welcomes 13 projects, selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from today, May 27 through June 27. Under the leadership of Michelle Satter, Founding Director of the Institute's Feature Film Program, and the artistic direction of Gyula Gazdag, the Fellows selected for this year's program include emerging filmmakers and projects from the United States, Europe, Mexico, Peru and Somalia. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects for Directors and Screenwriters Labs, June 2013
by Movies News Desk - May 09, 2013

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 27 through June 27. Under the leadership of Michelle Satter, Founding Director of the Institute's Feature Film Program, and the artistic direction of Gyula Gazdag, the Fellows selected for this year's program include emerging filmmakers and projects from the United States, Europe, Mexico, Peru and Somalia. (more...)

Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and More Attend DCTV's Groundbreaking in NYC
by Movies News Desk - May 07, 2013

Earlier today New York City officials Kate Levin, Scott Stringer, Margaret Chin and Gale Brewer were joined by acclaimed filmmakers Michael Moore (Bowling For Columbine); Matthew O'Neill (China's Unnatural Disaster, Redemption), and Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) at a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking of Downtown Community Television Center's new documentary-only theater. The groundbreaking marks a significant milestone for Downtown Community Television (DCTV), a cultural fixture in Lower Manhattan since 1972 founded by the award-winning filmmaking team Jon Alpert & Keiko Tsuno. (more...)

Sundance London Film and Panel Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of panels, feature films and short films for the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2. Passes and ticket packages are available at www.sundance-london.com, and individual tickets will be on sale from 9:00 a.m. GMT Friday 15 March. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Selections for Spotlight, Midnight and New Storyscapes Sections
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2013

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Midnight sections, projects in the new Storyscapes section and Special Screenings. The 12th edition of the Festival will take place from April 17 to April 28 in New York City. (more...)

All-Star Lineup Set for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, Kicking Off Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 01, 2013

Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Michael Shannon and Ellen Burstyn have joined Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet, Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca, Amy Ryan and Martin Scorsese as participants in First Time Fest. (more...)

Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola and More Join Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, John Anderson, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet and Martin Scorsese have signed on to join the previously announced Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca and Amy Ryan at First Time Fest. (more...)

Harry Belafonte, Michael Shannon and More Join All-Star Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Michael Shannon and Ellen Burstyn have joined Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet, Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca, Amy Ryan and Martin Scorsese as participants in First Time Fest. (more...)

Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola and More Join Lineup for FIRST TIME FEST at Players Club, 3/1-4
by Movies News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Christine Vachon, Fred Schneider, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Barbara Kopple, Scott Foundas, John Anderson, Eric Kohn, Emily Russo, Jenny Lumet and Martin Scorsese have signed on to join the previously announced Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca and Amy Ryan at First Time Fest. (more...)

Sun Valley Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

A rich collection of independent narrative and documentary films have been selected for screening at the upcoming 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival, March 14-17. The selected 33 feature films were curated from hundreds of submissions by filmmakers throughout the US and 20 foreign countries. (more...)

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