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Andreas Fuchs's Blog – October 2012 Archive (12)

Euro Update November 2012: Promoting European Oscar contenders (and more)

Hamburg, Germany-based and MEDIA Programme-funded European Film Promotion is presenting ten of the films submitted by their countries for Foreign Language Film award consideration at the Oscars. During the American Film Market, the screenings of titles seeking U.S. distribution will take place at theWilshire Screening Room “Giving the entries maximum exposure in this…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 24, 2012 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Jede Menge Oscar-Qualifikationen; branch members and committees to view more documentary features and foreign language films than ever before

Academy Mitglieder sichten mehr Dokus und Fremdsprachenfilme als jemals bevor

Nachdem Michael Moore sich im Laufe der letzten beiden Jahre noch für die Reform des Auswahlverfahrens für Dokumentarfilme stark gemacht hatte, nannte er das Ergebnis nun ein Disaster. “It’s a miserable failure”. Die Academy stände allerdings voll hinter den Non-Fiction Filmemachen und sein Abteilungsvorstandskollege Rob Epstein teilte mit, daß die Zahl von 130 Einreichungen in…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Box-Office 43/2012: Paranormal Activity

Die vierte Ausgabe von “Paranormal Activity” und die mit Tyler Perry (“Madea”) als Kriminalpsychologe “Alex Cross” besetzte Neuauflage der Kriminalromanserie von James Patterson (“Kiss the Girls”13,2 Mio. und “Along Came a Spider” 16,7 Mio., 1997 bzw. 2001, beide mit Morgan Freeman in der Titelrolle) mögen enttäuscht haben. Dank eines weiterhin überdurchschnittlich guten Abschneidens von “Argo” (16,45 Millionen Dollar repräsentierten einen Rückgang von kaum 16 Prozent), “Taken 2” (bereits…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 23, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 42/2012: Penske Media kauft/acquires "Variety"

Published in Germany: 19 October 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: Not one of the five new wide releases (“Argo”, “Sinister”, “Here Comes the Boom”, “Seven Psychopaths”, “Atlas Shrugged Part II”) were able to move “Talken 2” from top of charts, [BoxOff];

** U.S.…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 23, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

MoviesRUs: Hasbro spielt mit Emmett/Furla; new playmates for board game movies

Spielen angesagt

Nachdem die geplanten Brettspieladaptionen im Hause Universal Studios mit “Battleship” versunken sind, hat der Spielwarengigant Hasbro die unabhängige Route gewählt. In einer neuen Vereinbarung mit dem Produzententeam Randall Emmett und George Furla sollen nun “Monopoly”, “Hungry Hungry Hippos” und “Action Man” in Kinofilme verwandelt werden. In Finanzpartnerschaft mit Envision Entertainment (Stepan Martisoyan, Remington Chase) und Budgets…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FilmEcho 41/2012: Gary Barber führt MGM allein; Roger Birnbaum takes producer role

Published in Germany: 12 October 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: Box-office “Taken”, “Hotel Transylvania” and “Looper” hold on as “Frankenweenie” shares fate of other stop motion titles; Top 12 top last year by 55%; “Pitch Perfect” expands to 2,770 sites as “The Paperboy” delivers…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Kinos gegen Softdrink-Sperre

Am 13. September stimmte der für Gesundheitsangelegenheiten zuständige Stadtrat von New York City (NYC Department of Health) dem von Bürgermeister Michael Bloomberg initiierte Beschränkung von zuckerhaltigen Getränken bei einer Enthaltung ohne Gegenstimmen zu. Der Stadtrat hatte 38 000 Kommentare zum Thema erhalten, wovon 36 000 ihre Zustimmung ausprachen, hieß es. Im Vorfeld hatten die davon auch betroffenen Kinos ihren Widerspruch laut und deutlich mit Spots im Vorprogramm…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

FilmEcho 40/2012: Finanzierung für Universal und Lionsgate; Elliott Management withdraws after year-end as Lionsgate secures $800 million

Published in Germany: 6 October 2012

** U.S. Box-Office: “Hotel Transylvania” and “Looper” end four-week drought, including September best for “Transylvania”; “Pitch Perfect” platform gets top average as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” expands to 102 screens with 383%…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 12, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Cinema profile: Martha's Vineyard Film Center

Martha's Vineyard
Vineyard haven: Island Film Society finally has a state-of-the-art home

“Just like in a new theater on the mainland, it’s gonna have stadium seating where every seat is a great seat,” Richard Paradise, founder and executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, told the Vineyard Gazette about his new venture at the end of June. …

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 5, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cinema Tech: PlexCall helps bring dinner to the cinema table

PlexCall
Call me (definitely): PlexCall helps bring dinner to the cinema table

Unlike this summer’s hit pop-music ditty “Call Me Maybe,” moviegoers’ calls get returned each and every time while enjoying dinner at the movies and basking in a relaxing, luxury VIP treatment. PlexCall makes sure that cinema waiters know when and exactly where they are needed in…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Exotic designs: Cinema architecture that floats and fascinates

Exotic cinemas
Exotic designs: Cinema architecture that floats and fascinates

For this month’s focus on Design and Construction, we invited feedback from the creative minds in our industry and once again searched the world for other innovative ideas. More »

Beautiful photos…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Kickstarting The Catlow: Online campaign helps 1927 theatre go digital

Catlow Theater
Kickstarting The Catlow: Online campaign helps 1927 theatre go digital

How sad that a classic movie house built in 1927, complete with storefront, stage and dressing rooms, would need to get a kickstart in 2012. More…

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Added by Andreas Fuchs on October 1, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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