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Film Journal International: August 2009 Features and Analysis

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Quo Vadis, Concessions? Industry experts are leading the way with new ideas… Continue

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FilmEcho 29/09: Michael Jackson tribute broadcast into Cinedigm movie theatres

Published in Germany: 17 July 2009



Kinos übertragen Jackson Trauerfeier



Nicht nur vor den Bildschirmen – 31,14 Millionen U.S. Zuschauer daheim auf 18 Network- und Kabelsendern; 20 Millionen in Deutschland, & Mio. in Großritannien und schätzungsweise eine Milliarde weltweit – nahm die Welt Abschied von Michael Jackson, sondern auch auf der großen Bildwand. Fachblatt „Variety“ zierte sich nicht, die Vergleichzahlen für die Trauerfeiern für Lady Diana (33,3 Mio.) und… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on July 25, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 3009: DreamWorks announces $825 mil. film funding with Reliance Big Entertainment and JPMorgan Chase

Published in Germany: 24 July 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: Potter spells much box-office magic; (500) Days of Summer shining in exclusive debut [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Sony Pictures wants Michael Jackson film based on AEG Live rehearsal footage [p5];

MGM announces full compliance for $3.7 billion debt, big-budget projects “The Hobbit“ and Bond 23 not mentioned in line-up; Sundance receives $5 million funding (to match) from George Soros’ Open Society Institute for docs; Toronto film… Continue

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FilmEcho 29/09: AMPAS elects board members, first time ever tie in directors branch between Gil Cates and Ed Zwick; Michael Moore announces “Capitalism – A Love Story”

Published in Germany: 17 July 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: “Brüno” bags box office with biggest Friday to Saturday drop; “I Love You Beth Cooper” finds little loving on seven; “Ice Age” dinosaurs finally beat “Tranformers” autobots as Fox crosses $1 billion worldwide and “Revenge of the Fallen” outperforms original $339.2 to $319 mil. becoming number 16 on all-time charts; hold-overs still doing well [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Jodie Foster to direct Mel Gibson and “The Beaver”, actress… Continue

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FilmEcho 28/09: George Clooney and Grant Heslov move Smokehouse Prods. to Sony

Published in Germany: 10 July 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: Autobots Survived Ice Age: head-to-head finish in estimates turns to for “Transformers2 “ $42.3 mil. and $41.7 mil. for “Ice Age 2”; Transformers 2” now higest grosser of year, as “Up” flies past “the Incredibles” to become second most successful Pixar after “Finding Nemo”; “Public Enemies” steal $25.3 mil. for third place as hold-overs continue to hold well; exclusives: explansions for “Whatever Works”, “Cheri” and “The Hurt Locker”… Continue

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FilmEcho 27/09: “The Dark Knight” dominates Saturn Awards

Published in Germany: 3 July 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: “Revenge of the Fallen” Transforms Summer Box Office: breaking numerous records, incl. IMAX; weekend total books highest mark for June eclipsing prior year’s by 8%; “Up” flies higher ($250.4 mil.) than “Cars” and “Toy Story2” as well as “Star Trek” ($246.3 mil.) as most successful film of the year; hold-overs “The Proposal” and “Hangover” hanging on well as “Hurt Locker” and “Cheri” debut in exclusives.[BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Texas… Continue

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FilmEcho 27/09: Academy announces ten Best Picture nominees going forward, testimonial awards to receive separate gala event, new Original Song procedure

Published in Germany: 3 July 2009



10 beste Filme ab 2010



Zur 82. Ausgabe der Oscars – die Verleihung erfolgt am 7. März 2010 im Kodak Theater in Hollywood – haben die Mitglieder der Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) mehr Filme zur Auswahl. Wenn die Nominierungen am 2. Februar erfolgen, wird es zehn Kandiaten für die Kategorie der besten Filme geben. Damit, erklärte AMPAS President Sid Ganis während einer Pressekonferenz am 24. Juni in Beverly Hills, kehre… Continue

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FilmEcho 26/09: Casting announced for U.S. remake of Germany’s “The Experiment”

Published in Germany: 26 June 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: Audience accept “Proposal” as “Hangover” hangs on as surprise hit of the summer with $152.8 million and “Up!” at $226.3 mil. already outgrosses “WALL-E” [BoxOff]; “Ice Age 3D” preview reports 90% capacity; “Year One” lands on position four; holder-overs continue strong even though “Taking of Pelham” loses more than usual for Denzel Washington; “Star Trek” now officially franchise best [BoxOff]

** U.S. News: Casting announced for… Continue

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FilmEcho 25/09: AIDS Healthcare Foundation demands California state labor protection law that porno films have to use condoms

Published in Germany: 25 June 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: “The Hangover” hangs on top, first film of summer season to hold number one for two weeks straight; “Up!” flies over “Pelham 1,2,3” as Eddie Murphy, “Imagine That!” has another flop after “Meet Dave”; “Tetro”, “Moon”, “Food, Inc.” and “Call of the Wild 3D” debut in exclusive runs [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: “The Dark Knight” dominates Key Awards; Paramount announces that Stephen Sommers was not fired from editing “G.I. JOE”; AIDS… Continue

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FilmEcho 24/09: Golden Trailer Awards

Published in Germany: 12 June 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: “Hang-Over” flying higher than “Up”, which continues in line with Disney/Pixar’s top hits “Nemo”, “Incredibels” and “Monsters Inc.”, “Land of the Lost” doesn’t find big numbers on three; “My Life in Ruins” rounds out new titles; Sam Mendes’ “Away We Go” launches exclusives [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: HFPA elects Philip Berk to seventh term as president; Bruno faces his first law suit; Walt Disney Co. presents D23 Expo for fans and… Continue

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FilmEcho 23/09: Fox and Lakeshore planning remake of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” starring Miley Cyrus; Disney hires choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday to take on „High School Musical: East Meets West”

Published in Germany: 5 June 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: Disney/Pixas flying all the way “Up” again; 3D screens (1,534 out of 6,700 total) averaging 2.2 times gross; hold-overs “Museum”, “Angels & Demons” follow; “Star Trek” first 2009 title to cross $200 mil. as Japan’s “Departures” debuts in exclusives three months after winning Foreign Language Oscar [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Kurt Wimmer remakes “Total Recall” for Columbia and Neal Moritz [p3];

** Talent Ticker: James Mangold’s… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on July 25, 2009 at 2:04pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 22/09: IMAX tries to defend smaller digital screens, Liemax.com launched to “Destroy Fake IMAX”

Published in Germany: 29 May 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: Museum guard vs. Terminator, “Dance Flick” performs well as “Star Trek” and “Angels & Demons” define holdovers [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: SAG readies contract voting with both sides campaigning for the future, commercial contract approved; Audi of America handing out free tickets for AFI Fest Los Angeles; Abel Ferrara planning another “Jekyll and Hyde” with Forrest Whitaker and Curtis Jackson; Sundance in New Mexico [USA]; IMAX… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on July 25, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 21/2009: Scorsese looking for “Sinatra”; fugobi to present Broadway in 3D

Published in Germany: 22 May 2009

** U.S. Box-Office: “Angels & Demons” flying high, “star Trek” keeps on trekking; exclusives: “Brothers Bloom”, “Summer Hours”, “Management”; Hollywood.com counts year-over plus of 16%, Nielsen EDI only 9%, with $535 mil. summer season runs 7% ahead [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Scorsese looking for “Sinatra”; Blue Sky Studios and Fox to go from from “Ice Age” to “Rio” with Chris Jenkins and Bruce Anderson [p3]; Regal to go full 4K with Sony [Kino1];… Continue

Added by Andreas Fuchs on July 25, 2009 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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