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MTV hears the message of FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...

Posted August 31, 2012

In a special MTV video, FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... star Ari Graynor talks about the sweet message at the heart of her comedy.

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Crave Online Video of Ari and Lauren Talking GOOD TIME

Posted August 29, 2012

Crave Online's William Bibbiani talks to FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...'s Lauren Anne Miller and Ari Graynor about how they got into character, friendship, and, of course, phone sex - for which of the star's takes the fifth.

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PopSugar speaks to Ari and Lauren about Phone Sex & Roommates

Posted August 28, 2012

In this fun video from PopSugar, FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...'s Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller spill the beans on phone sex and nightmare roommate stories.

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Cohen Media Group & Focus World Release THE ATTACK

Posted August 28, 2012

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Focus World and the Cohen Media Group will team up to release Ziad Doueiri's THE ATTACK in 2013. Adapted from Yasmina Khadra's international bestseller, the film features Ali Suliman as Amin Jaafari, an Israeli-Palestinian surgeon whose successful and assimilated Tel Aviv life comes to a crashing end when he learns that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem), was not only killed in a suicide-bombing, but that she was the bomber. Shattered by this horrible event, Jaafari is determined to find out the truth - about his wife and the people who recruited her.

Cohen Media Group will be handling theatrical release and DVD distribution and sales while Focus World will be controlling all digital media and television rights. For the official press release go here.

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Gus Van Sant's PROMISED LAND arrives December 28, 2012

Posted August 24, 2012

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A new holiday gift, Focus Features has announced that Gus Van Sant's drama PROMISED LAND is set to be in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on December 28, 2012.  Written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the story follows a corporate salesman (Damon) whose attempt to buy drilling rights in a small town go terribly awry. The film includes a remarkable cast, including Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, and Frances McDormand. For complete details, see the official press release.

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Engadget Witnesses Firsthand PARANORMAN's Innovative Technology

Posted August 20, 2012

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On Engadget.com, Brian Heater's story "How 3D printing changed the face of PARANORMAN" dives in deep into the amazing technological advances that made the stop-motion in the Laika's new adventure possible. Heater details his trip to Oregon to visit Laika's studio and seeing first hand how new 3D-printing technology has been tweaked to help create the hundreds of facial masks for each of the characters' myriad emotions. It's a fascinating eye-witness account about how cutting-edge technology meets old-world craft in telling film stories.

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Focus Features International Handles Sales for Next Woody Allen Film

Posted August 14, 2012

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Focus Features International will handle sales on Woody Allen's next and currently untitled film starring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich. After working in Europe for the last few films, Allen returns home with principal photography on the film beginning in San Francisco and New York City in August.

Focus Features International handled sales on Allen's last film, To Rome with Love. Alison Thompson, co-president of Focus Features International said:  "Woody Allen is one of the most lauded filmmakers of our time with the ability to attract high calibre talent and keep audiences around the world engaged.  We are delighted to continue our relationship following To Rome with Love." For more info, go to our official press release.

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Thriller meets chiller: Red Mango & PARANORMAN

Posted August 13, 2012

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Red Mango, America's 2011 #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain, launches a series of new flavors -- Lemonade Chiller and Lemonade yogurt --  just in time for PARANORMAN's opening. Like the stop-motion animation kid's adventure PARANORMAN, these chiller beverages - which are served in 16-ounce and 20-ounce sizes and available in three flavors: Frozen Lemonade, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade and Frozen Pomegranate Lemonade - bring back the fun of summertime, especially for kids. Red Mango's founder and chief concept officer, Dan Kim, remarked, "The power of lemon is its range for childhood excitement as well as adult sophistication. That's exactly what I want customers to experience when they enjoy a taste they love and remember in a new, healthful, fun and delicious way."  He adds that PARANORMAN is "the perfect movie to partner with for our Lemonade line up of frozen yogurt and chillers...They both celebrate the creativity, imagination and thrills we have as kids, which we keep with us for a lifetime. The movie and our menu are fun entertainment at its finest." From August 6 - Sept. 17, while supplies last, all participating Red Mango locations will give customers $5 of Hollywood Movie Money for every $10 spent at Red Mango.  Certain restrictions apply. Go to our official press release for full information.

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NY Times learns how PARANORMAN was made

Posted August 13, 2012

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Mekado Murphy's New York Times' article "Moving Ahead in Stop Motion" looks at the remarkable advancement in the technology deployed by Laika Studio in creating PARANORMAN. Speaking to the history of Laika, and its creative mandate, CEO Travis Knight says, "I wanted us to tell these weird, thought-provoking, thematically challenging, emotionally resonant stories, but I wanted us to do it in a new way." The piece goes on to describe how Laika brought this spirit to CORALINE and PARANORMAN.

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Reelz Gets the Real Story Behind PARANORMAN

Posted August 13, 2012


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Reelz.com provides an extensive behind-the-scenes look of PARANORMAN, with directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler, as well as Anna Kendrick (who plays Courtney) and Laika CEO Travis Knight.

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