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TRIBECA FILM, FOCUS WORLD TEAM TO ACQUIRE U.S. RIGHTS TO GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Tribeca Film, the distribution label of Tribeca Enterprises, and Focus World, the alternative distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, have teamed to acquire U.S. rights to Greetings from Tim Buckley, a captivating exploration of two generations of musicians – Tim and Jeff Buckley. The film spotlights a powerhouse lead performance by Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley.

The movie’s world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival garnered strong praise: “Penn Badgley [gives] a vibrant, break-out performance… Dan Algrant’s lyrical recreation of a father-son relationship seen over time, through memory and music, has a sense of urgent originality” (The Hollywood Reporter); “[ Badgley’s] a great singer—he does an eerily perfect impersonation … but what draws you to him in this movie is his private, almost invisible woe.” (Entertainment Weekly)

The film is directed by Dan Algrant (People I Know), co-written by Emma Sheanshang, David Brendel, and Algrant, and stars Mr. Badgley (Margin Call, Gossip Girl), Imogen Poots (A Late Quartet), and screen newcomer Ben Rosenfield. The producers are John N. Hart, Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, and Amy Nauiokas. The executive producers include Brian Carmody, Jill Footlick, and Ben Limberg.

In 1991, a young musician named Jeff Buckley (played by Mr. Badgley) rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff finds solace in a relationship with an enigmatic young woman (Ms. Poots) working at the show. While they discover each other and New York City, the film also explores Tim’s (Mr. Rosenfield) 1960s heyday, as he drives cross-country with a girlfriend and finds himself on the verge of stardom. Greetings from Tim Buckley is a poignant portrait of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations.

The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, Director of Acquisitions; for Focus by Avy Eschenasy, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Business Affairs and Acquisitions, and Kent Sanderson, Director, Alternative Content & Distribution; and for the filmmakers by CAA and Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams.

Tribeca Film and Focus World will release the film in 2013, encompassing a platform theatrical rollout as well as availability on demand in more than 40 million homes through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, and Xbox.

“Greetings from Tim Buckley is a uniquely independent vision—a musical, a love story, and an examination of a father-son relationship that never was,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “With an especially affecting performance by Penn Badgley, and directed by the very talented Dan Algrant, Buckley is an example of storytelling of the highest caliber and quality. We are especially excited to be partnering with Focus to release this film across all platforms.”

“The partnership between Tribeca and Focus finds us a perfect home for Buckley,” said Mr. Algrant. “No rules exist any more for films like this, where the audience will not only want to find it playing nearby in a theater, but also to pull it onto their own personal screen ASAP. I only advise them to have proper speakers so they can blast the concert sequence- or they’ll be missing out.”

Margin Call Film Trailer

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Here is the trailer from Roadside Attractions’ upcoming film “Margin Call”. The movie is directed by JC Chandor, starring Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany and Zachary Quinto.

Margin Call hits theaters October 21, 2011!

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

Sony Pictures 2010 Fall Preview

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE
In theatres on September 10, 2010

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe and Wentworth Miller

The fourth installment of the hugely successful RESIDENT EVIL franchise, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE is again based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D.

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

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THE VIRGINITY HIT
In theatres on September 10, 2010

Director: Andrew Gurland & Huck Botko
Cast: Matt Bennett and Zack Pearlman

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, founders of the online site Funny or Die and the guys behind some of the most raucous comedies produced today are always on the lookout for new talent and they have found it with The Virginity Hit. This movie is down and dirty filmmaking at its finest in just about every way one can imagine. It’s four guys, one camera, and their hilarious experience chronicling the exhilarating and terrifying rite of passage: losing your virginity. As these guys help their buddy get laid, they’ll have to survive friends with benefits, internet hookups, even porn stars during an adventure that proves why you will always remember your first.
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EASY A
In theatres on September 17, 2010

Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm MacDowell, Aly Michalka and Stanley Tucci

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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THE SOCIAL NETWORK
In theatres on October 1, 2010

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Rashida Jones, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello and Rooney Mara

The story of the FACEBOOK founders.

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WELCOME TO THE RILEYS
In theatres on November 5, 2010

Director: Jake Scott
Cast: Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo

Welcome to the Rileys is an emotional journey that takes us through grief, self-reinvention and healing. The Rileys have been struggling in their marriage since losing their teenage daughter eight years prior. Once a happily married and loving couple, Lois (Melissa Leo) and Doug (James Gandolfini) have grown distant. Lois has become agoraphobic and won’t leave the house while Doug tries to stay away, finding their home depressing.

Looking to get away, Doug goes on a business trip to New Orleans. He meets Mallory (Kristen Stewart), a teenage runaway. Despite her unsettling demeanor, Doug immediately recognizes an innocence in Mallory. He realizes she is in desperate need of paternal guidance, something he has been longing to provide. The opportunity to care and protect Mallory supplants the void Doug’s marriage has left in his heart, and brings new meaning to his life. Doug decides to sell his business and stay in New Orleans to give Mallory the attention and help she can’t bring herself to ask for.

Lois overcomes her phobia and ventures to New Orleans to reclaim her marriage. What initially seems to be the final straw that will derail their marriage turns out to be the inspiration for Lois and Doug to renew their love for each other. From Scott Free and Argonaut Pictures comes an unusual story of love lost and found.

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BURLESQUE
In theatres on November 24, 2010

Director: Steven Antin
Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, with Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci

Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.
Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal…
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THE TOURIST
In theatres on December 10, 2010



Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff and Rufus Sewell

Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse .
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HOW DO YOU KNOW
In theatres on December 17, 2010

Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson

Read more: How Do You Know – Trailers, Videos, and Reviews ComingSoon.net Movie Database http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=51343#ixzz0ygCx31fc

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COUNTRY STRONG
In theatres on December 22, 2010



Director: Shana Feste

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester

Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.