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FilmEcho 51+52/2008: Year-End Review for United States, United Kingdom, France, Austria and Switzerland

Published in Germany: 19 December 2008



** U.S. Box-Office: “The Day the Box Office Stood Still”: Despite solid numbers for the reimagining of the “Day,” Top 12 generated 45% less than prior year of “I Am Legend” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks” super sales; exclusives excel with “Doubt”, “Gran Torino”, “The Reader”, “Che”, “Milk” and “Slumdog Millionaire” [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Year-end business review: "Are the movies… Continue

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FilmEcho 50/2008: Sundance speaks German; “Kung Fu Panda” leads Annie Awards

Published in Germany: 12 December 2008

** U.S. Box-Office: “Four Christmases” tops second week, “Punisher” punished on 8th; “Cadillac Records”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Slumdog Millioniar” and “Milk” keep exclusives moving [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Sundance speaks German; “Kung Fu Panda” leads Annie Awards with 17 nominations; Paramount reduces staff by 850; [USA01];

** Talent Ticker: Kristen Stewart (booked for two “Twilight”… Continue

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Film Journal Int'l. December 2008

The International: Sony’s Mark Zucker receives global distribution honor

Although it seems more like yesterday, the last time this author spoke with Mark Zucker, president of distribution at Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI), about More »…





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Golden Globe Nominations

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008



1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures

b. FROST/NIXON

Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures

c. THE READER

Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company

d. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

An Evamere… Continue

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Golden Globe Nominierungen: Analyse und Kommentar

Mit jeweils fünf Nominations führten „The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, „Doubt” (für alle vier Hauptdarsteller) und „Frost/Nixon” den Run auf die 66. Golden Globes, gefolgt von einem Quartett der vierfach Nominierten aus „The Reader“, „Revolutionary Road”, „Slumdog Millionaire” und „Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. Zu den mehrfach geehrten Talenten gehören Meryl Streep („Mama Mia!”, „Doubt“ bringt die Zahl ihrer Nominierungen auf 23 und damit eine mehr als der bisherige Rekordhalter Jack Lemmon),… Continue

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FilmEcho 49/2008 "Tribeca Film Festival expanding into Qatar"

Published in Germany: 5 December 2008

** U.S. Box-Office: Family stress tops Thanksgiving, “Four Christmases” top, “Bolt”moves up one, “Twilight” down two; second best 5-day Thanksgiving ever [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: AccessIT rebrands Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. [Kino];

SAG begins informational campaign for members; Sundance Institutre expands art house programming tour and hosts first exhibitor meeting prior to Sundance Film Festival; Tribeca Film Festival expanding into Qatar… Continue

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FilmEcho 48/2008 "SAG to seek strike authorization"

Published in Germany: 28 November 2008

** U.S. Box-Office has bite: Vampires on one, dog “Bolt” at four, “Twilight” breaks several records as “Quantum” crosses $100 mil. faster than any other Bond film before; “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” top excl. [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Werner Herzog’s “Encounters at the End of the World” makes Oscar documentary shortlist; Robert Schwentke to become “Venus Fixer” for Mandalay [p3]; SAG seeking approval for strike, AMPTP and… Continue

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FilmEcho 47/2008 "SAG and AMPTP to meet with federal mediator"

Published in Germany: 21 November 2008

** U.S. Box Office: $67.5 million for 007; “Slumdog Millionaire” top in limited release; Top 12 50 % up over same weekend 2007, YTD about 1% [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: AFM recap; SAG and AMPTP to meet with federal mediator; DreamWorks moving several projects into production and extends first look with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald: „The Trial of the Chicago 7” directed by Ben Stiller and „Dinner for Schmucks“ starring Steve Carrell and director… Continue

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FilmEcho 46/2008 "Oscar telecast to allow film commercials, AMPAS selects Roger Goodman as director, David Rockwell as set designer"

Published in Germany: 14 November 2008

** U.S. Box-Office: Madascar 2 makes more money [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: Oscar telecast to allow film commercials, AMPAS selects Roger Goodman as director, David Rockwell as set designer [p6];

** U.S. News: High times for musicals: 3D Cleopatra and Hitler’s brain [USA01]

** Talent Ticker: 4508 Amy Adams is „Daughter of the Queen of Sheba” for producers Susan Cartsonis and Matt Williams („What Women Want”); Milla Jovovich to play nformer… Continue

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FilmEcho 45/2008 "HSM3 moves teen projects forward"

Published in Germany: 7 November 2008

** U.S. Box Office: HSM3 recovers after Halloween horror [BoxOff];

** U.S. News: HSM3 moves teen projects forward: “Footloose”, “17 Again”, Jonas Bros. in “Walter the Farting Dog” for Farrelly Bros.; Spielberg and Del Toro looking for Sony to become “Tintin” partners; Robert Downey Jr. signs for “Iron Man 2/3” and “The Avengers”; Austria’s FLFA candidate „Revanche” finds U.S. distributors Janus and Criterion [USA];…

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FilmEcho 44/2008 "Singing and sawing at the box office: 3 + V = $72 mil."

Published in Germany: 31 October 2008

** U.S. Box-Office: 3 + V = $72 mil. Singing and sawing at the box office [FE4408BoxOff.pdf];

** U.S. News: New horror projects by George A. Romero, Breck Eisner to remake his “Crazies”, Twisted Pictures and Roseblood for RKO/Val Lewton remakes, Overture to “Let the Right One in”; Overture… Continue

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