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Posted by Peter Bowen | January 31, 2013
Posted by Peter Bowen | January 23, 2013
Peter Hammond at Deadline.com is hosting a new featurette on MOONRISE KINGDOM. In "The Year's Best Original Screenplay: Writing the Extraordinary World of MOONRISE KINGDOM," writer/director Wes Anderson, his co-writer Roman Coppola and more describe the process of creating the film's fabulous characters and remarkable world. You can see it here.
Posted by Peter Bowen | January 10, 2013
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning and we are thrilled that the following Focus films have been recognized. PARANORMAN was nominated for Animated Feature Film for Sam Fell and Chris Butler. MOONRISEKINGDOM for Writing, Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola). And ANNA KARENINA goes home with four nominations: Cinematography (Seamus McCarvey); Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran); Production Design (Sarah Greenwood/ production design, Katie Spencer/set decoration); and Original Score (Dario Marianelli). Congratulations to all. The winners will be announced during the Oscar ceremony on February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Click "READ MORE" below to read what the honorees had to say about being nominated.
Posted by Peter Bowen | January 9, 2013
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has come out with their nominations for 2013, and we're thrilled to see their recognition of three Focus films. Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA had six nominations: Outstanding British Film (Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard); Original Music (Dario Marianelli); Cinematography (Seamus McGarvey); Production Design (Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer); Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran); Make Up & Hair (Ivana Primorac). MOONRISE KINGDOM was nominated for Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. And PARANORMAN's directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler were nominated for Best Animated Film. Finally ANNA KARENINA's Alicia Vikander's was nominated for The EE Rising Star Award, a honor that is voted for by the public. Congratulations to all for their much deserved honors. The winners will be announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Posted by Peter Bowen | January 3, 2013
The Producer Guild of America (PGA) just announced their nominations for motion pictures and television for their 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. We are thrilled that both MOONRISE KINGDOM and PARANORMAN have been recognized. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Producers: Wes Anderson & Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales) was nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. And PARANORMAN (Producers: Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner) was nominated for The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures. In addition, the PGA is giving the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures to Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films, our partner in a number of projects, including most recently ANNA KARENINA. The 2013 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 26, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Posted by Peter Bowen | December 12, 2012
Straight from Berlin, Los Angeles Times writer John Horn chats with MOONRISE KINGDOM's director and co-writer Wes Anderson, as well as producer Jeremy Dawson and cinematographer Robert Yeoman about the origin and creation of their beloved tale of early love. See it here.
Posted by Peter Bowen | December 11, 2012
Nominations are rolling in. Most recently Critics Choice and the Phoenix Film Critics Society came out with their 2012 nominations, with Focus Features being robustly represented. For the Critics Choice Awards (bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association), MOONRISE KINDGDOM was nominated for Best Picture, Best Young Actor/Actress (Kara Hayward), Best Ensemble Acting, Best Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola), and Best Score (Alexandre Desplat). ANNA KARENINA was nominated for Best Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran) and Best Art Direction (Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer). And PARANORMAN was nominated for Best Animated Film.
For the Phoenix Film Critics Society, MOONRISE KINGDOM was nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay - Original (Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola), Best Ensemble Acting, Best Production Design (Adam Stockhausen), Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female (Kara Hayward), and Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male (Jared Gilman). ANNA KARENINA was nominated for Best Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran) and Best Art Direction (Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer). And PARANORMAN was nominated for Best Animated Film.
Posted by Peter Bowen | August 10, 2012
USA Today has put up a new video with MOONRISE KINGDOM's young stars Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward answering 5 questions about themselves. It's great to learn more about them, but we suspect these talented youths will be around for quite awhile.
Posted by Peter Bowen | July 11, 2012
Posted by Peter Bowen | July 2, 2012
On WNYC radio’s Leonard Lopate Show, MOONRISE KINGDOM’s Jason Schwartzman talks about his famous family, his start as a musician, and, best of all, his longtime collaboration with Wes Anderson.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 25, 2012
Jared Gilman was 12-years-old when he was cast as one of the young leads of Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM. Now at 13, his life has changed considerably. Mariam Brillantes, for The Wall Street Journal's culture blog Speakeasy, arranged for the young star to answer questions from his tween fans. For example, fans wanted to know what it felt like when he heard he was cast:
Well, my mom was picking me up from school, mind you I'm in the school parking lot ... when my dad told me over my mom's Bluetooth, I started screaming and crying and laughing at the same time. Like I said before, I'm very contained. That's one of the few moments when I actually exploded. I just don't get very emotional that often.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 12, 2012
In special video for The Hollywood Reporter, Todd Gilchrist talks with Wes Anderson about his many cinematic influences, including Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, John Huston, Martin Scorsese, and Orson Welles, as well as his musical inspiration.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 8, 2012
Last night MOONRISE KINGDOM's Bill Murray appeared on Late Night with David Letterman for a very fun talk. At one point, Murray speaks about MOONRISE KINGDOM opening the Cannes Film Festival.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 8, 2012
Edward Norton who shines as the stalwart Scout Master Ward in Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM showed up to chat with Jimmy Kimmel last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel is very enthusiastic about Wes Anderson, calling MOONRISE KINGDOM "one of his best." Above is the section where the two talk about the movie, but if you want to see all of this sprightly interview, go to Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 7, 2012
Bob Balaban, the trusty narrator of MOONRISE KINGDOM, is back and doing double duty as both narrator and librarian of the township of New Penzance in a special video debuting on EW.Com's "Inside Movies." Created by the makers of MOONRISE KINGDOM, the video has Mr. Balaban introducing the books that Suzy Bishop reads, each getting a short animation. The idea for the animation came from the scenes when Suzy talks about her love for books in the film. Wes Anderson explains, "At one point in the process, when she's reading these passages from these books, I'd thought about going into animation." As such, Anderson wrote new excerpts for his fictional Young Adult fiction and different animators from around the world recreated the look and feel of book covers found in the film in order to bring them to life with Suzy (Kara Hayward) reading the new excerpts. The books included are: Shelly and the Secret Universe, The Francine Odysseys, The Girl From Jupiter, Disappearance of the 6th Grade, The Light of Seven Matchsticks and, of course, Return of Auntie Lorraine. Producer Jeremy Dawson noted, "I think we all just pitched in and we pulled a lot of favors because it was not like we spent a ton of money doing it....People got excited about it..."
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 6, 2012
MOONRISE KINGDOM's Jason Schwartzman (who plays Cousin Ben) jokes with CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose and Gayle King over first love and his love of Wes Anderson.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 5, 2012
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 5, 2012
A.V. Club has put together a lovely video nod to MOONRISE KINGDOM's Wes Anderson meticulous attention to detail. In the short piece "A Video Quilt of Whimsical Wes Anderson Accessories," they look at the director's use of accessories, from shoes, belts, glasses and more. So buckle up and enjoy.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 4, 2012
MOONRISE KINGDOM star couple Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward - who play Sam & Suzy -- talk to PopSugar about what it was like to be at the center of a Wes Anderson film.
Posted by Peter Bowen | June 1, 2012
Popsugar catches up with MOONRISE KINGDOM star Edward Norton at Cannes, where he talks about the distinctive style and artistry of director Wes Anderson, as well as why it was so much fun playing a scout master.