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Total Film takes you to HYDE PARK ON HUDSON LFF Premiere

Posted October 17, 2012

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Got to London with Total Film to see the red carpet premiere of HYDE PARK ON HUDSON with stars Bill Murray and Samuel West, as well as director Roger Michell as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Empire Leicester Square on October 16, 2012.

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8 ANNA KARENINA Limited-edition Postcards About Love

Posted October 09, 2012

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Yahoo Movies is sporting eight gorgeous limited-edition postcards that explore the theme of love in ANNA KARENINA. In making his bold adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, director Joe Wright pointed out: "Everybody is trying in some way to learn to love."  And as you can see from these postcards that look at love with Anna (Keira Knightley), Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Karenin (Jude Law), Levin (Domhnall Gleeson), Kitty (Alicia Vikander), and more, love is indeed a many splendored thing.

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Kelly Marcel to write screenplay for FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Posted October 08, 2012

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features today announced that Kelly Marcel would write the screenplay to the film adaptation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Co-Chairman, Donna Langley and Focus Features' CEO, James Schamus for the film that is being produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, alongside E L James.

Previously Marcel penned the 2011 Black List script Saving Mr. Banks, the story of Walt Disney's twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to author P.L. Travers' novel, Mary Poppins, and the rocky relationship that formed between the two. (The film is currently in production at Walt Disney Studios and will star Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell and will be directed by John Lee Hancock.) Marcel served as the co-creator and executive producer of the Amblin/FOX-TV series Terra Nova, for which she wrote the series' pilot episode.  She will also produce The Madonnas Of Echo Park for HBO.

"Kelly's work demonstrates her flawless structural technique and passionate commitment to emotion, humor and depth of character which is particularly visible in the celebrated screenplay for the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks," said De Luca.  "We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelley's engagement with the characters and world E L James has created and we knew she was the right person to augment our Fifty Shades family," added Brunetti.

For the complete press release go here.

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ANNA KARENINA On set with W Mag

Posted October 08, 2012

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W Magazine's Fan Zhong goes on set of ANNA KARENINA to capture how incredible way the film was put together with special slideshow with photos by Laurie Sparham. Very cool.

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Matthew Macfadyen in BuzzSugar Video

Posted October 04, 2012

Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Oblonsky in Joe Wright's bold new adaptation of ANNA KARENINA, opens up in new video from BuzzSugar. For Macfadyen, who played Mr. Darcy opposite Keira Knightley in Wright's earlier PRIDE & PREJUDICE, the film was, among other things, a welcome reunion.

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PARANORMAN Out on Blu-ray, DVD, Ultraviolet and more - November 27

Posted October 03, 2012

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Just in time for the holidays, the spooky fun adventure PARANORMAN is coming out ParaNorman 3D Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on November 27, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In addition to the film, the DVD and Blu-ray will include a variety of extras, including 7 short segments showcasing Norman and his extraordinarily unusual costars, as well as a host of behind-the-scenes material.

This cutting edge stop-motion animated film, directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, from LAIKA, tells the story of Norman, a boy who must use his gift of seeing and speaking with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse about to come true. The characters are voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Tempestt Bledsoe, and John Goodman.

For the complete press release, click here.

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Africa First Announces 2012 Five Filmmakers

Posted October 03, 2012

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Five filmmakers have been selected for the fifth year of Focus Features' Africa First Program. Each will receive $10,000 apiece as well as the opportunity to attend a summit in New York City with other filmmakers and Africa First's remarkable team of mentors.

The winning filmmakers for 2012 are Mr. Vincent Moloi (from South Africa); Mr. Jeremiah Mosese (from Lesotho); Ms. Ekwa Msangi-Omari (from Tanzania); Ms. Samantha Nell (from South Africa); and Mr. William Nicholson (from South Africa).

Vincent Moloi's project is Berea Berea, about an aging Jewish man in modern Johannesburg. Jeremiah Mosese's Mosongoa [The Mocked One] follows a teenage girl entering a stick-fighting competition to save her family farm. Ekwa Msangi-Omari's Soko [The Market] centers around a father/daughter outing to a Kenyan market that takes unexpected turns. Samantha Nell's One Way Ticket revolves around a neurotic undertaker and a misplaced corpse. And William Nicholson's The Second Law charts the mutually strengthening bond between a schoolgirl and her grandmother.

Focus Features CEO James Schamus commented, "This year we have a dynamic group of filmmakers who will be telling stories that span genres and generations. Everyone at Focus is excited to be collaborating with them." Producer Kisha Cameron Dingle, who serves as Program Director of Africa First, added, "Africa continues to be a region rich with filmmaking potential, and the talented men and women we have selected this year embody it."

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ANNA KARENINA Team on David Poland's Couch

Posted October 03, 2012

David Poland as part of his DP/30 video interviews brings together ANNA KARENINA's director Joe Wright and stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the Toronto International Film Festival. That's a sofa load of talent for one video interview.

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