New York – September 29, 2009 – The Wagner/Cuban Companies’ Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to WONDERFUL WORLD starring Matthew Broderick. Produced by Glenn Williamson, Miranda Bailey and Matt Leutwyler, financed by Ambush Entertainment, WONDERFUL WORLD is the directorial debut of Josh Goldin, writer of Darkman, another Matthew Broderick vehicle Out on a Limb, as well as the script for WONDERFUL WORLD. Magnolia will release WONDERFUL WORLD on VOD platforms one month prior to its theatrical release as part of its Ultra VOD program, aiming for a theatrical release in early 2010.
Archive for September, 2009
Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2009—AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced films scheduled for Halloween, all of which celebrate horror genre. Joe Dante’s THE HOLE, Sean Byrne’s THE LOVED ONES, Ted Kotcheff’s WAKE IN FRIGHT and Michael Stephenson’s BEST WORST MOVIE will screen on Saturday, October 31 at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.
LOS ANGELES – Sept. 29, 2009 –Awkward Family Photos (www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com) invites couples everywhere to show the world just how uncomfortable it can be with your other half. The wildly popular website launches its first branded campaign – a contest to find the world’s most awkward couple – sponsored by Universal Pictures’ upcoming comedy COUPLES RETREAT. The film stars Vince Vaughn and arrives in theaters October 9.
Willie Wannabe Contest, fall Suwannee River Jubilee & comic Dale Jones Oct. 1-3 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music ParkAuthor: Curator Rosalita Moog
SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – It’s the Suwannee River Jubilee, Willie Wannabe Contest and famous comedian Dale Jones at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) this weekend!
“BEER WARS” is an exploration of the U.S. Beer industry and the fight between the major companies and the many micro-brewers that are fighting for a share of the profits.
AFI announces the “AFI Uncensored Documentary Screening” presentation of Kristopher Belman’s MORE THAN A GAME on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00PM.
MORE THAN A GAME
DIR: Kristopher Belman
FEATURING LeBron James, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis, Coach Dru Joyce II, Sian Cotton, James Dru Joyce III
Los Angeles, CA
APPARITION LAUNCHES THE “BE MY BRIGHT STAR LOVE LETTER CONTEST” PRESENTED BY A DIAMOND IS FOREVER AND MONTBLANC
PROFILES IN HISTORY TO OFFER EARLY PRODUCTION MACINTOSH 128 COMPUTER GIVEN TO
GENE RODDENBERRY BY APPLE COMPUTER
Iconic Technological Artifact Will Be Part of Their Huge October 8-9, 2009 Auction
Calabasas, CA, September 17, 2009 – Profiles in History, the world’s leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will be offering an early production Macintosh 128 computer, given to Gene Roddenberry by Apple Computer, Inc. This computer was subsequently upgraded to a Macintosh Plus by Apple for Mr. Roddenberry and signifies the wonderful association between the visionary computer designer/manufacturer and legendary Star Trek creator, and is a stellar example of the powerful synergy between technology and entertainment. This amazing artifact, which is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod, will be a special addition to Profiles in History’s October 8-9, 2009 auction of Hollywood memorabilia. It has an estimated sale price of $800-$1200. Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) both days and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at:
September 15, 2009
Beverly Hills, CA
photos and article copyright Suzanne Philips
The Paley Center for Media wrapped up it’s 2009 Fall TV Festival last night in Beverly Hills. ABC presented several of it’s new shows to a sold out crowd.
A reception preceded the event, sponsored by Nutrisystem and TV Guide. Stars and creators were on hand for a Q&A session before the screenings commenced.
Los Angeles, CA (September 16, 2009) – One Model Nation, the first graphic novel of its kind, will be released by Image Comics on October 28, 2009 in book stores nationwide. Writer C. Allbritton Taylor and One Model Nation historian Donovan Leitch, piece together the band’s epic journey, revealing the final dark days of the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the band’s mysterious disappearance only months later.
In 1977, four young men were the voice of their generation.
In 1978, they disappeared.
Afrodisiac and Street Angel illustrator Jim Rugg brings you a complete view of the political art noise band, One Model Nation.
With Scorsese-esque electricity, One Model Nation captures the arts and politics of an era whose influence can not be measured.
“This is a life’s work for me.” Says C. Allbritton Taylor. “From the Munich Olympics to the heyday of raves, hip hop to state-of-the-art handguns, this era has informed modern culture, fashion, politics, technology, you name it. But this dark time has been a relative German secret which only recently has begun to be revealed, mostly due to the birth of the internet. On a personal level I needed to see this time and place fleshed out into people and events that make sense yet maintain heroic proportions. Donovan spent years researching the multitude of bizarre and overwhelming events in which these people lived their lives and made their noble, everyman decisions. This story needed to be told.”
AFI FEST 2009 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCES
FIRST TWELVE TITLES IN OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
LIONGATE’S “PRECIOUS” IS FIRST ANNOUNCED
You have 8 DAYS left to download Canadian recording artists Broomfiller’s demo song “Not for Sale”
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival melds music & nature at the Southeast’s hottest outdoor party Nov. 13-15Author: Curator Rosalita Moog
PROJECT LIONHEART: Seattle’s Emerging Instrumental Hip-Hop Trio Sets To Release ‘The Art of Resistance (Special Edition)’Author: Curator Rosalita Moog
September 12, 2009
North Hollywood, CA
Photos and article copyright Suzanne Philips
The historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood was the site of an important one night only benefit play reading to bring attention to the issue of Gay Marriage. Director Brian Shnipper brought together an outstanding list of playwrights and actors in 11 short plays that all touch on the issue of Gay rights as they apply to marriage.
Boggy Creek out due to band member’s accident. Common Ground to play Sept 12 show.
SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – The Boggy Creek Band regrets it has to cancel its performance at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Sept. 12. The cancellation is due to the lead guitar player‘s hand being broken in an unfortunate accident while loading equipment at another event! But, never fear music and dance lovers, the show will go on with Common Ground, a North Florida band enjoying great success at the SOSMP.
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