Archive for October 20th, 2011

 

Actor Zachary Quinto and Director J.C. Chandor participate in Livestream press conference to discuss upcoming film “MARGAIN CALL”, which opens on Friday.

 

Article by Suzanne Philips, Photo copyright Roadside Attractions

Actor Zachary Quinto’s latest film venture, the first for him as a producer opens this Friday. The synopsis of the film is as follows: Investment-firm analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) uncovers sensitive information that could easily plunge the entire business into peril, inadvertently destroying the lives and careers of his colleagues in this tense thriller set during the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Over the course of the next 24 hours, Sullivan realizes that the decisions he makes will not only affect the employees of the firm, but the lives of everyday Americans from coast to coast as well.  The film,which is written and directed by J.C. Chandor boasts a stellar cast which includes Paul Bettany, Simon Baker, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley,Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci….and the list goes on.

Quinto and Chandor participated in a Livestream Q&A session to discuss the project.

 

Do you think that the film opening on a week when Occupy Walstreet is all over the news helps your marketing efforts?

 J.C Chandor: I’m not sure. We’ll have to see. It’s certainly rewarding – it takes many years to make a film. I started writing about 3 years ago today. To be able to introduce a film into that environment is very rewarding. Whether it will help from a box office standpoint, we will have to wait and see. We wanted to give the viewer an entertaining look into this field. Hopefully it will give the viewer a greater understanding of who we’re protesting against.

Did you have a specific article or incident that inspired you to create this film?

J.C Chandor: No, there were several incidents that came together throughout late 2006, into 2007 and then into 2008. It wasn’t only one article. We were trying to make a somewhat universal bank in the film – so it was representative of many banks. That also goes for many of the characters. None of them were based on one particular person.

Zachary Quinto, J.C. Chandor

Zachary, why did you pick this film as your first feature film as a producer?

Zachary Quinto: I started a production company three years ago and I thought the script was fantastic.

Zachary, to prepare for your role in the film, I heard you spent a few weeks shadowing a few Wall Street workers at Citibank. Were they initially skeptical or hesitant to allow you to do that?

Zachary Quinto: The Citibank workers were really supportive and really available. They were able to help myself and the other actors.

What would you tell a person the reason to see Margin Call?

J.C Chandor: I would say a reason to see Margin Call is hopefully it entertains you for an hour and a half. We tried to make a compelling drama. The second thing is we tried to do is give the viewer insight into a world they are not normally privy. A world not normally available to them.

 

Margin Call is one of several films recently being released on VOD; what are your thoughts on the importance of a film such as this reaching as much of the American population as possible?

 J.C Chandor: I’m very excited to see where this experiment ends up. No one quite knows in this current market/environment what the best way is to distribute the film. But we are getting a 60/70 city release theatrically. For a small budget film, that is a very exciting release. To add to that, most major markets and many smaller markets can view the film on VOD. That’s exciting to get the film out to the widest audience. I always believe the best experience is in a theater, but I also have 2 small children and know going to the movies can be a complicated and expensive endeavor so it’s nice to know this film is going to get it’s widest audience possible.

Check out “MARGAIN CALL” when it opens in theatres on Friday, October 21st and visit the website at http://margincallmovie.com/

 

 

im Lauderdale, moe., The Mosier Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, The Travelin' McCourys, Keller Williams, Infamous Krewe (Toubab with others), 7 Walkers, Railroad Earth, Anders Osborne, The Lee Boys, Papa Grows Funk, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Quark Alliance, Honey Island Swamp Band, Tornado Rider, Galen Kipar Project, Cornmeal, Dread Clampitt, Thomas and The Believers, Truth & Salvage Co., Grayson Capps, New Orleans Suspects and Quartermoon, Sloppy Joe Band

Moe will be performing at the 15th Annual Magnolia Fest Oct. 20-23 brings dozens of Americana artists to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA Many of your favorite artists will return for the 15th Annual Magnolia Fest Oct. 20 – 23 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla along with some who will be performing at Magnolia Fest for the first time. Lucinda Williams and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones are the headliners. Also performing will be Jim Lauderdale, moe., The Mosier Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, The Travelin’ McCourys, Keller Williams, Infamous Krewe (Toubab with others), 7 Walkers, Railroad Earth, Anders Osborne, The Lee Boys, Papa Grows Funk, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Quark Alliance, Honey Island Swamp Band, Tornado Rider, Galen Kipar Project, Cornmeal, Dread Clampitt, Thomas and The Believers, Truth & Salvage Co., Grayson Capps, New Orleans Suspects and Quartermoon and the Sloppy Joe Band. Locals on the roster are Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Whethermen, Sentropolis, kLob, and Amy Hendrickson and The Prime Directive.

Suwannee Music Park,Magnolia Fest,Jim Lauderdale, moe., The Mosier Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, The Travelin' McCourys, Keller Williams, Infamous Krewe (Toubab with others), 7 Walkers, Railroad Earth, Anders Osborne, The Lee Boys, Papa Grows Funk, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Quark Alliance, Honey Island Swamp Band, Tornado Rider, Galen Kipar Project, Cornmeal, Dread Clampitt, Thomas and The Believers, Truth & Salvage Co., Grayson Capps, New Orleans Suspects and Quartermoon,Sloppy Joe Band

7 Walkers

Four Bands will perform Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m., including Klob, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Pharoah Gummitt and the 7 Walkers. Music begins at noon Friday and Saturday and continues until! The Travelin’ McCourys will host an all-star jam Friday night right before moe. takes the stage for the first of their two performances of the weekend. Also Friday night, Lucinda Williams will perform. Saturday, Anders Osborne will make his first appearance at Magnolia Fest along with several other great artists from New Orleans who will be playing throughout the weekend. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will take the amphitheater stage Saturday night from 8 – 9:30 p.m. followed by a JAM until 11:50 p.m. then more music with moe. in the meadow.

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Prime Directive

Sunday is Vassar Clements Day. Music begins in the amphitheater at 11 a .m. with the Acoustic Ensemble, followed by The Lee Boys, Mosier Brothers, Emmy winner Jim Lauderdale, Cornmeal and bringing the festival to a close will be Donna the Buffalo.

 

Tickets are:

 

4 Day Festival with camping – $180 at the gate; $165 through Oct. 18

Saturday and Sunday (includes primitive camping and service fees and sales tax, children 12 and under free), available at the gate only – $125.

 

Single Day tickets (no camping, all service fees and sales tax included

 

Thursday – $50
Friday – $70
Saturday – $70
Sunday- $50

Student/Military –

includes primitive camping and all service fees and sales tax, student or military ID required – $110 thru Oct. 18; Gate $150.

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The Lee Boys

All ticket sales final, rain or shine, no refunds. Festival-style seating, first come, first serve. Please bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. A drum site will be available with drumming allowed at that site only.

A New Orleans style parade will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. You are invited to decorate your golf carts and join everyone in the parade. Activities all day as well as scheduled events at the Kids’ Tent, Yoga in the meadow and a new dining area at the Food Vending Village. Join us for a great weekend of music, love, family and friendship!

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Whetherman

The SOS Café and Restaurant will be open during this event and will have available the regular menu of delicious food and beverages. The restaurant will be open only to Magnolia Fest guests during this weekend with no regular Friday and Saturday night events scheduled in the Music Hall.

For more information about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, call us at 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. You may also contact the SOSMP to inquire about any of the many exciting events coming up this year at the SOSMP such as the Bear Creek Music and Art Festival, Thanksgiving dinner, Old Tyme Farm Days, Raid on the Suwannee Civil War Re-enactment and much, much more!

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!

 

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BBC Press Release

Street Date: November 22, 2011

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $79.98 ($99.90 in Canada); Blu-ray $89.98 ($109.50 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 645 minutes/ 6 Discs

Hop in the TARDIS with the Doctor and his companions on November 22, when Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series is released on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for the holidays. The 6-disc set combines all 13 episodes of the new season from award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin), along with the 2010 Holiday Special, A Christmas Carol, starring Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon, plus hours of bonus features.

The series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way. BAFTA nominee Matt Smith (the Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Alex Kingston (River Song) are back when the Doctor faces his date with death, and learns a lot more about the mysterious River Song.

Guest stars include Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill), supermodel Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, The History Boys), and David Walliams (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me). Catch a surprise appearance by NBC’s Meredith Vieira in the series finale, as well as Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga, Midnight in Paris) voicing a character in Neil Gaiman’s episode, and Imelda Staunton (Cranford, Vera Drake) voicing a character in Tom MacRae’s episode. Executive producers are Piers Wenger (Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes) and Beth Willis (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes).

Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1, Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 2 and Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol are also available for purchase separately on DVD and Blu-ray.

* 2011 was the biggest year ever for Doctor Who in the U.S. The iconic sci-fi series delivered record ratings and earned critical acclaim on BBC AMERICA, and was featured on Today, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Attack of the Show. Matt Smith also earned a BAFTA nomination this year for his role as The Doctor, the first time an actor in that role has ever received a nomination.

* Star Matt Smith won the 2011 SPIKE Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actor. Nominees included Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Evans.

* Hit series South Park, Community, Criminal Minds, Futurama and Grey’s Anatomy all tipped their hat to Doctor Who with references in episodes this year.

* This past July, stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan made their San Diego Comic-Con debut for a standing-room-only Doctor Who panel in front of 7000 fans in the famed Hall H.

* The new season includes a two-part premiere set in the U.S., and an episode penned by long-time Doctor Who fan and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Neverwhere, The Sandman).

BONUS FEATURES:

* Five “Night and the Doctor” specially recorded scenes exclusive to this release

* Five specially recorded episode prequels

* Two sketches recorded for the UK’s Comic Relief charity event

* Four Monster Files – Get under the skin and inside the minds of the Doctor’s most challenging opponents

* Doctor Who Confidential – An inside look at each episode

* Bonus Doctor Who Confidential – “A Night’s Tale” about the exclusive scenes

* Audio Commentary on select episodes

PRESS QUOTES:

* “Just about anyone with a pulse can enjoy Doctor Who, it’s that good and that much fun, but if there are Lost fans out there who’ve never tried this frisky British import, now’s the time to get on board.” – AOL, Maureen Ryan

* “…along with Fringe, it’s the best sci-fi on television” – New York Post, Steven Lynch

* “…even in the midst of all the time puzzle questions, the tears and the creepy monsters, there was still plenty of room for Moffat’s brand of madcap comedy” – Hit Fix, Alan Sepinwall

* “What Doctor Who gives us, that so much science fiction does not nowadays with its pathological analysis of heroism, are romantic mad adventurers, not without their moments of doubt and pain but having a good time in between: The series conducts its serious business with a good deal of comedy.”- Los Angeles Times, Robert Lloyd

* “Quite Possibly the Best Doctor Who Season Opener of All Time” – io9, Charlie Jane Anders

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Street Date: November 22, 2011

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $79.98 ($99.90 in Canada); Blu-ray $89.98 ($109.50 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 645 minutes/ 6 Discs

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide America, with headquarters in New York and Los Angeles, brings together all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses in the U.S. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The U.S. company has six core businesses: Channels, Sales and Distribution, Content and Production, Home Entertainment, Digital Media and Magazines. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. – digital cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars for ABC.

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