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Ted Shugrue will be missed, my former boss at Sony Pictures till 1996

  Ted Shugrue waving and surrounded by his colleagues (Steve Klain, Duncan Clark, and Tony Manne to his right) Body language says he was happy... Ted Shugrue, the former head of Sony Pictures' overseas distribution division and president of Loews Cineplex International, died last Thursday fom liver cancer at the age of 62. In 1983, Shugrue became one of the first employees of the newly formed TriStar Pictures, where he was instrumental in building the distribution arm for TriStar (lat...

Todd Miller will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Celestial Tiger Entertainment

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.  CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pa...

French Film "The Artist" leads the Golden Globes with 6 nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011 The awards ceremony will take place january 15th, 2012     BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE DESCENDANTS Sofia Vergara Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures THE HELP DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures HUGO Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures THE IDES OF MARCH Columbia Pictures, Cro...

Movie Poster contest for "Ghost Rider™ Spirit of Vengeance"

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Create a Movie Poster for "Ghost Rider™ Spirit of Vengeance" in New Face of the Fan® ContestAspiring artists and Ghost Rider™ fans can create a movie poster that shows off their creativity and design skills in the Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Face of the Fan® Contest. In the contest, the studio is looking for fan art that captures the excitement of the legendary character.Fans can start by going to www.faceofthefan.com/ghostriderspiritofvengeance or www.facebook.com/FaceOfTheFan to view...

African Investor to Finance Films with Major Studio Partners

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Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson of RCR Media Group, a private equity film financing company in Beverly Hills announced an extension of their deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) to co-finance a slate of feature films for 2011 and 2012. RCR and SPWA first partnered in 2009 to produce blockbuster sequels such as 30 Days of Night: Dark Days and Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.The 2011 slate will include S.W.A.T.: Firefight, Hostel Part III, and Quarantine 2: Terminal. It will also ...

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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NOMINATIONS BY THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010   NOMINATIONS    1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA  a. BLACK SWAN  Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures  b. THE FIGHTER  Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media  c. INCEPTION  Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures  d. THE KING'S SPEEC...

Call for nonscripted formats. Early deadline ends today. Win $10k with NYTVF and Sony Pictures Television.

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Calling all nonscripted producers! The NYTVF has launched a groundbreaking nonscripted initiative with Sony Pictures Television. Submit your original nonscripted format in the form of a teaser tape by December 13th for a chance to win $10,000. About the initiative: Launched during the 2010 New York Television Festival, the Sony Pictures Television Format Competition invites nonscripted producers to submit a 4-8 minute teaser tape and a written treatment for a new nonscript...

Call for Nonscripted formats- New York Television Festival & Sony Pictures Television

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CALLING ALL NONSCRIPTED PRODUCERS! The NYTVF has launched a groundbreaking nonscripted initiative with Sony Pictures Television. Submit your original nonscripted format in the form of a teaser tape by December 13th for a chance to win $10,000. About the initiative: Launched during the 2010 New York Television Festival, the Sony Pictures Television Format Competition invites nonscripted producers to submit a 4-8 minute teaser tape and a written treatment for a new nonscripte...

Head of Marketing Appointed at Celestial Pictures

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  Celestial Pictures (Celestial), the Asian motion picture company and operator of pay-TV channels CELESTIAL MOVIES, CELESTIAL MOVIES ASIA, CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES and WaTV, announces today the appointment of Andy Chang as Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing. Andy's appointment follows the recent addition of film veterans Peter Poon and Rosa Li to the senior management team, signaling the rapid changes Chief Executive Officer Ross Pollack has implemented since he joined the company last...

Ross Pollack to new CEO at Celestial Pictures

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Celestial Pictures today announced the appointment of Mr. Ross Pollack to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Ross joins Celestial from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), where he enjoyed a long and varied career. He has a B.A degree in International Business from Pace University, New York and has an MBA in International Finance and Japanese from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.Ross held a number of positions at SPE including SVP, Sales Planning for Son...

Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008

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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio, and Sony Pictures Animation, producer of feature length CGI motion pictures, will have a comprehensive presentation during SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. In addition to the more than 15 presentations in the conference program and on the show floor, the companies will highlight current and upcoming projects, their recently expanded ...

fmx/08: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital

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fmx/08: 13th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media : May 05 - 08, 2008Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany www.fmx.de Deutsche Telekom Digital Entertainment Awards @ fmx/08! This brand new award aims at honoring new concepts, cutting edge developments and forward thinkers, shaping the future of digital entertainment. The award will be given in 3 categories: Best New Technology in Effects & AnimationBest Small Screen AdaptationBest Interactive Design & Usabil...

Family Film Festival Awards

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Sunday March 2nd 2008, the International Family Film Festival culminated four days of diverse feature films, shorts films, student shorts, industry panels and workshops, the Screenwriter’s Showcase & Award Ceremony, the Freshi Road Show, receptions, interviews and networking, with the prestigious IFFF Awards Ceremony & Banquet. At the black tie event, Chris Shoemaker, one of the festival founders and IFFF’s Executive Director, said of the 13th IFFF, “Yesterday afternoon the Goodyear Blimp...

Family Fest tribute to Marco Marenghi, Animation Supervisor

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IFFF HONOREE: MARCO MARENGHI : A FAMILY GUYThe 2008 Friz Award HonoreeMarco Marenghi, Animation Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks, will receive the coveted 2008 International Family Film Festival "Friz Award" (named for the late Isadore "Friz" Freleng, Head Animator at Warner Bros.) for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Animation & Visual Effects, Sunday March 2nd at 6:30PM at Raleigh Studios.Originally from Rhondda Valley, South Wales, United Kingdom, Marenghi's rise from humble beginnings ...

fmx/07 - in retrospect!

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The thread that bound the fmx/07 programme together was "believable virtual characters", and it tied research, cinema and games up into an extremely rewarding series. Highlights included Steven Stahlberg's unbelievable cg ladies, the resurrection of Klaus Kinski, digital performances at ILM, crisply real soldiers from Crytek, EA's George Borshukov and a slew of other contributions.Games and realtime applications took an unprecedented role at fmx/07 animation is closing the gap in aesthetic terms...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles gets support from Majors

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Media conglomerates, Time Warner, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wal-Mart will be sponsoring this year’s Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), it was announced today by the Festival’s Executive Director, Christina Marouda. Time Warner will be joining ArcLight Hollywood as the festival’s Premiere Sponsors. In addition, Sony Pictures Entertainment and its Sony Pictures Television International divisions, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. have signed on as partnering sponsors for the 2007 I...

Amy Pascal honored at Israel Film Festival

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22ND ANNUAL ISRAEL FILM FESTIVALPRESENTS OVER 40 FILMS MARCH 7-22 Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be honored with the 2007 IFF Visionary Award at the 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival Opening Night Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 6, was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Last year’s Visionary Award recipients were Focus Features CEO James Schamus and Universal Pictures Co-Chairman David Linde. Schamus also s...

Imageworks Trio Head Downunder For AEAF Sydney

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Three talented artists from the Academy award-winning team at Sony Pictures Imageworks (US) and Sony Pictures Animation will be anchoring the Australian Effects & Animation Festival Sydney. They will be providing an inside view of three of the year’s biggest cinema events: Superman Returns, Monster House and Open Season. Day One sees Imageworks’ animation supervisor Troy Saliba deliver the opening presentation on the animated feature film Monster House, which utilizes the proprietary Ima...

A. Robert Pisano second topper with Glickman at MPAA

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Dan Glickman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) announced today that he has named industry veteran A. Robert Pisano Chief Operating Officer and President. Pisano will have day-to-day operating responsibility for all Association operations, domestic and international, other than Washington, D.C.-based external and governmental affairs. In making the announcement, Glickman stated, “Representing an industry with billions in world-wid...

Sid Ganis named AMPAS - Oscar new President

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named its new President, Sid Ganis has been elected to the post at Tuesday night's board meeting.Sid Ganis established Out of the Blue...Entertainment on the Sony Pictures lot in late '96 as a provider of motion picture, television and musical entertainment for Columbia, TriStar and others. On the creative side, Ganis was formerly president of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group for several years before joining Sony Pictures Entertainment. G...

Yair Landau to chair Israel Film Festival anniversary

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ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SHOWCASING THE BEST IN ISRAELI CINEMAYair Landau, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will serve as the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. The Honorary Co-Chairman is Arnon Milchan.Jason Alexander to Host Gala Kick-Off With Award Presentations to Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller and Israeli Filmmaker Eitan EvanOpening Night Film “Nina’s Tragedies” Will Premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture A...
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