Editor | Peter Bowen
Alex Gibney on special HuffPost Live Panel on Whistleblowing
Posted June 14, 2013
On the heels of the NSA leaks and questions about the activities of Edward Snowden, Alex Gibney, the writer/director of WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS, joined a distinguished panel at HuffPost Live (including journalist/filmmaker Jeremy Scahill, Prof. Jeff Jarvis, Jesselyn Radack, and Brett Kaufman) to discuss "Whistleblowing & Journalism." Watch.
Simon Pegg talks Music and Words with Collider
Posted May 16, 2013
At Collider, Adam Chitwood talks to Simon Pegg about his upcoming film, THE WORLD'S END, which he co-wrote with Edgar Wright. Indeed having already written SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ with Wright, Pegg rolled up his sleeves to join forces for another adventure in which he would co-star with his pal Nick Frost. In the article Pegg talks his writing process and also their musical choices.
Africa First Accepting Entries for Sixth Year
Posted June 12, 2013
Africa First kicks off its sixth year by starting to accept applications (with the application process ending on Monday August, 19). The groundbreaking program selects five filmmakers of African nationality and residence, awarding them $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and tapping into the resources of the film industry there, as well as flying them to NYC for a summit with the Africa First advisory board and other filmmakers. Africa First is supervised by Executive Director and producer Kisha Cameron Dingle, who coordinates the Program's submissions and evaluations with Focus director of development & production Christopher Kopp and production coordinator Jess Kwan. Focus CEO James Schamus remarks, "The Africa First Program's commitment to short films and new filmmakers continues into a new digital age, when it is particularly exciting to be moving the program forward and to help get these storytellers' works made and seen."
For complete information on applications and the Africa First program, see our official press release.
IGN's Rewind Theater reviews THE WORLD'S END Trailer
Posted June 11, 2013
ACLU video with Alex Gibney on Whistle Blowing
Posted June 11, 2013
In a special video for the ACLU, Ben Wizner, the Director of ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, speaks with Alex Gibney about his film WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS and the wide range of crucial issues (happening in the news now) that it touches upon. Watch.
Alex GIbney talks to Arik Korman: Video
Posted June 10, 2013
Must Watch: Alex Gibney on The Colbert Report
Posted June 05, 2013
Alex Gibney on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper
Posted June 04, 2013
With the Bradley Manning trial starting, Alex Gibney's Focus World doc WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS is providing the media a powerful and precise primer on the events and people that lead up to this moment. CNN's Jake Tapper had Alex Gibney, the writer/director of WE STEAL SECRETS, on to talk about the film, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. Watch.
FFI scores big with Winehouse & Turner at Cannes
Posted June 04, 2013
The Cannes Film Festival is over, and for Focus Features International it was a great success. Alison Thompson, co-president of Focus Features International (FFI), announced multi-territory sales for Asif Kapadia's upcoming, as-yet untitled documentary on Amy Winehouse. In addition there were strong sales on Mike Leigh's upcoming film about the great English painter J.MW. Turner (to be played by Timothy Spall). For complete info on sales and territories, see our official press release.
Edgar Wright Answers All at YahooMovies
Posted June 01, 2013
Edgar Wright, who co-wrote and directed, the upcoming THE WORLD'S END, the last of his trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, went on YahooMovies to answer tweeted questions about his life, his films, and, of course, what's up with ice cream. If you read on, you'll find out what connects THE WORLD'S END to The Big Chill and It's Always Fair Weather. Really fun.