Monday, October 22, 2012

Danette Herman Named Coordinating Producer for Oscar® Telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Danette Herman has been named coordinating producer for the 85th Academy Awards®, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

"Danette has just the right combination of relationships and instincts for the job," said Zadan and Meron. "We are extremely pleased that she has agreed to be a part of the 85th Academy Awards team."

Herman has been associated with the Academy Awards® telecast for more than 37 years. Her most recent credits include co-producer of "The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards" and in December will again serve as coordinating producer for "The Kennedy Center Honors." Through Herman's well-respected career, in live television and events, she has worked on the Academy's "Governors Awards", "Stand Up to Cancer", "CNN Heroes", "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre" and "The Producer's Guild Awards", among others.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

SOURCE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Academy Unveils Vision for New Museum by Architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali



BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it has reached its initial goal of $100 million toward a $250 million capital campaign to fund the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Concurrently, the Academy unveiled its vision for the first major U.S. museum dedicated exclusively to the history and ongoing development of motion pictures. Designed by award-winning architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, the non-profit museum which will be located in the historic May Company Wilshire building in Los Angeles, is slated to open in 2016."

The Academy museum will be a landmark that both our industry and our city can be immensely proud of," said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “I appreciate the unwavering support of our board, our members, and especially our campaign chairs, all of whom have led us through this crucial stage."

Launched in early 2012 by Campaign Chair Bob Iger and Co-Chairs Annette Bening and Tom Hanks, the campaign has raised $100 million through private donations towards a $250 million goal. “The early response to our fundraising campaign has been outstanding and is incredibly encouraging,” said Iger. “We are so grateful to the founding supporters of the campaign, who share our vision and passion for creating the Academy Museum.”

Located on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus, the nearly 300,000 square-foot Academy Museum will revitalize the historic building, which has been vacant or underutilized for nearly 20 years, and weave it back into the fabric of the city.

The design fully restores the Wilshire and Fairfax street-front facades of the 1938 Streamline Moderne building, and includes a spherical glass addition at the back of the original building. Designed to represent the marriage of art and technology, the addition will house a state-of-the-art theater which replaces an extension made to the structure in 1946.

“The design for the museum will finally enable this wonderful building to be animated and contribute to the city after sitting empty for so long,” said Piano, the Pritzker Prize winning architect.  “I am very inspired by the Academy’s name and mission, the idea of the arts and sciences working together to create films. Our design will preserve the May Company building’s historic public profile while simultaneously signaling that the building is taking on a new life that celebrates both the industry and art form that this city created and gave to the world.”

"A major movie museum in the heart of this city has been a long-held dream of the Academy," said Academy President Hawk Koch, "Thanks to the latest technological developments we can take the visiting public through time, back into our history and forward toward our future."

Through immersive exhibitions and galleries, special screening rooms, and an interactive education center with demonstration labs, the museum will draw from the Academy's extensive collections and archives, which include more than 140,000 films, 10 million photographs, 42,000 original film posters, 10,000 production drawings, costumes, props and movie-making equipment, as well as behind-the-scenes personal accounts from artists and innovators – the Academy’s membership – working in the motion picture industry.

“Hollywood has played an unparalleled role in bringing American art, culture and creativity to people around the world,” said Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles. “The Academy Museum will be a remarkable resource for L.A. that will both celebrate the industry that has defined our city and provide an essential resource that reinforces our position as leader and innovator.”

The $100 million raised includes significant commitments from:

  • Campaign Chairs and their families: Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Bob Iger and Willow Bay
  • Academy Governors, Past Presidents and their families, including: Bill Condon and Jack Morrissey, Richard and Bonnie Cook, Rob and Shari Friedman, Sid and Nancy Ganis, Jim and Ann Gianopulos, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Hawk and Molly Koch, John and Nancy Lasseter, Walter Mirisch and Lawrence Mirisch, Bob and Kay Rehme, and Tom and Madeleine Sherak
  • Corporate partners, including Dolby Laboratories, Panavision, Technicolor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Entertainment Partners/Central Casting, Girard-Perregaux Watches, and The New York Times
  • Film studios and entertainment conglomerates, including The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Lionsgate
  • Individuals and foundations, including Cecilia DeMille Presley, Lucasfilm Foundation, Shirley Temple Black and Family, Ken and Carol Schultz, The Mary Pickford Foundation, Alan and Cindy Horn, Frank and Fay Mancuso, Bob and Eva Shaye, The Four Friends Foundation, the Film Music Foundation, and Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer
  • Industry guilds, including the Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and the Writers Guild of America, West.
The Academy will also provide an endowment to support the Museum’s long-term programming.

“The Academy Museum will have a profound impact on the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. The decision to locate this museum in a historic building on LACMA's campus will bring incredible benefits to both institutions and their visitors. It is a whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts,” said Zev Yaroslavsky, chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

SOURCE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Thursday, October 11, 2012


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 85th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.

Voters from the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed this year's 31 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

  "The Education of Mohammad Hussein," Loki Films

 "Inocente," Shine Global, Inc.

 "Kings Point," Kings Point Documentary, Inc.

 "Mondays at Racine," Cynthia Wade Productions

 "Open Heart," Urban Landscapes Inc.

 "ParaÍso," The Strangebird Company

 "The Perfect Fit," SDI Productions Ltd.

 "Redemption," Downtown Docs

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

SOURCE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Monday, October 8, 2012


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – A record 71 countries, including first-time entrant Kenya, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The 2012 submissions are:
Afghanistan, "The Patience Stone," Atiq Rahimi, director;
Albania, "Pharmakon," Joni Shanaj, director;
Algeria, "Zabana!" Said Ould Khelifa, director;
Argentina, "Clandestine Childhood," Benjamín Ávila, director;
Armenia, "If Only Everyone," Natalia Belyauskene, director;
Australia, "Lore," Cate Shortland, director;
Austria, "Amour," Michael Haneke, director;
Azerbaijan, "Buta," Ilgar Najaf, director;
Bangladesh, "Pleasure Boy Komola," Humayun Ahmed, director;
Belgium, "Our Children," Joachim Lafosse, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Children of Sarajevo," Aida Begic, director;
Brazil, "The Clown," Selton Mello, director;
Bulgaria, "Sneakers," Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, directors;
Cambodia, "Lost Loves," Chhay Bora, director;
Canada, "War Witch," Kim Nguyen, director;
Chile, "No," Pablo Larraín, director;
China, "Caught in the Web," Chen Kaige, director;
Colombia, "The Snitch Cartel," Carlos Moreno, director;
Croatia, "Vegetarian Cannibal," Branko Schmidt, director;
Czech Republic, "In the Shadow," David Ondrícek, director;
Denmark, "A Royal Affair," Nikolaj Arcel, director;
Dominican Republic, "Jaque Mate," José María Cabral, director;
Estonia, "Mushrooming," Toomas Hussar, director;
Finland, "Purge," Antti J. Jokinen, director;
France, "The Intouchables," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors;
Georgia, "Keep Smiling," Rusudan Chkonia, director;
Germany, "Barbara," Christian Petzold, director;
Greece, "Unfair World," Filippos Tsitos, director;
Greenland, "Inuk," Mike Magidson, director;
Hong Kong, "Life without Principle," Johnnie To, director;
Hungary, "Just the Wind," Bence Fliegauf, director;
Iceland, "The Deep," Baltasar Kormákur, director;
India, "Barfi!" Anurag Basu, director;
Indonesia, "The Dancer," Ifa Isfansyah, director;
Israel, "Fill the Void," Rama Burshtein, director;
Italy, "Caesar Must Die," Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, directors;
Japan, "Our Homeland," Yang Yonghi, director;
Kazakhstan, "Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe," Akan Satayev, director;
Kenya, "Nairobi Half Life," David 'Tosh' Gitonga, director;
Kyrgyzstan, "The Empty Home," Nurbek Egen, director;
Latvia, "Gulf Stream under the Iceberg," Yevgeny Pashkevich, director;
Lithuania, "Ramin," Audrius Stonys, director;
Macedonia, "The Third Half," Darko Mitrevski, director;
Malaysia, "Bunohan," Dain Iskandar Said, director;
Mexico, "After Lucia," Michel Franco, director;
Morocco, "Death for Sale," Faouzi Bensaïdi, director;
Netherlands, "Kauwboy," Boudewijn Koole, director;
Norway, "Kon-Tiki," Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors;
Palestine, "When I Saw You," Annemarie Jacir, director;
Peru, "The Bad Intentions," Rosario García-Montero, director;
Philippines, "Bwakaw," Jun Robles Lana, director;
Poland, "80 Million," Waldemar Krzystek, director;
Portugal, "Blood of My Blood," João Canijo, director;
Romania, "Beyond the Hills," Cristian Mungiu, director;
Russia, "White Tiger," Karen Shakhnazarov, director;
Serbia, "When Day Breaks," Goran Paskaljevic, director;
Singapore, "Already Famous," Michelle Chong, director;
Slovak Republic, "Made in Ash," Iveta Grófová, director;
Slovenia, "A Trip," Nejc Gazvoda, director;
South Africa, "Little One," Darrell James Roodt, director;
South Korea, "Pieta," Kim Ki-duk, director;
Spain, "Blancanieves," Pablo Berger, director;
Sweden, "The Hypnotist," Lasse Hallström, director;
Switzerland, "Sister," Ursula Meier, director;
Taiwan, "Touch of the Light," Chang Jung-Chi, director;
Thailand, "Headshot," Pen-ek Ratanaruang, director;
Turkey, "Where the Fire Burns," Ismail Gunes, director;
Ukraine, "The Firecrosser," Mykhailo Illienko, director;
Uruguay, "The Delay," Rodrigo Plá, director;
Venezuela, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," Hernán Jabes, director;
Vietnam, "The Scent of Burning Grass," Nguyen Huu Muoi, director.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

SOURCE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Thursday, October 4, 2012



A film by Stephen Kessler

PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE, one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year (, is coming to video-on-demand across the country!

From the company that brought you ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL comes PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE, a film critics are hailing as a "remarkable achievement in a documentary" (Hollywood Reporter) and a "stirring and sweet story of survival” (Indiewire).

He won Grammys and an Academy Award; wrote many #1 songs from Barbara Streisand's "Evergreen" to the Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun" as well as Kermit the Frog's biggest hit, "The Rainbow Connection"; starred in a Brian DePalma movie; put out his own hit records and albums; was a guest on The Tonight Show fifty times; and is the president of ASCAP... and you might not have heard of him. In the 1970's, Paul Williams was the singer / actor / songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be, a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5"2 and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler, a chubby kid from Queens. Thirty years later, Kessler discovered something amazing: Paul Williams didn't die. And no one had ever tried to make a documentary about him. A wistful musical journey that will re-introduce a new generation to Williams' soulful classics, PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE is the charmingly self-narrated story of Stephen Kessler's lifelong obsession with the former superstar-and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him.

**To listen to the original Paul Williams song “Still Alive” from the film please go to: **

PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE will be availalbe on VOD October 16th via the following platforms:

On Demand (Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Bright House, among other cable providers)

iTunes, VUDU, YouTube, Amazon, Sony (Playstation), Microsoft (Zune,

Xbox), Blockbuster, AT&T, Direct TV, DISH
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Finalists Have Been Announced

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Ten finalists, consisting of nine individual screenwriters and one writing team, have been selected for the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $35,000 fellowships. This year's finalists are (listed alphabetically by author):

Nikole Beckwith, New York City, NY, "Stockholm, Pennsylvania"

Ryan Belenzon & Jeffrey Gelber, Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks, CA, "X"

Robert Carter, Red Bank, NJ, "A.W.O.L."

Sean Robert Daniels, Laezonia, Gauteng, South Africa, "Killers"

James DiLapo, New York City, NY, "Devils at Play"

Allan Durand, Lafayette, LA, "Willie Francis Must Die Again"

Laurel Minter, Seattle, WA, "When Thunder Sleeps"

Bob Roden, Berkeley, CA, "Return of the Dipsticks"

April Rouveyrol, Glendale, CA, "Life Copy"

Michael Werwie, Los Angeles, Calif., "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile"

The finalists were selected from a record 7,197 scripts submitted for this year's competition. This is the first time an entry from South Africa has advanced to the finals.

The Nicholl competition is open to any individual who has not earned more than $5,000 writing for film or television or received a fellowship prize that includes a "first look" clause, an option, or any other quid pro quo involving the writer's work. Entry scripts must be feature length and the original work of a sole author or of exactly two collaborative authors. The scripts must have been written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible.

The recipients of the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting will be announced later this month. The fellows will be honored on Thursday, November 8, at a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire.

Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee is chaired by producer Gale Anne Hurd and includes writers Naomi Foner, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Tom Rickman and Dana Stevens; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographers John Bailey and Steven B. Poster; costume designer Vicki Sanchez; executive Bill Mechanic; producers Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro; marketing executive Buffy Shutt; and agent Ronald R. Mardigian.

Since the program's inception in 1985, 123 fellowships have been awarded. Among the recent achievements by Nicholl fellows: Destin Daniel Cretton wrote and directed "I Am Not a Hipster," which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Raymond De Felitta's documentary "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival; Andrew Marlowe created and executive produces the ABC series "Castle"; Rebecca Sonnenshine serves as a writer and story editor on the WB series "The Vampire Diaries"; Jeffrey Eugenides' third novel, The Marriage Plot, was a 2012 National Book Critics Circle award nominee; Jason Micallef wrote "Butter," premiering theatrically on October 5; and Jacob Aaron Estes wrote and directed "The Details," premiering theatrically on November 2.

SOURCE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science

Piece Fest Picks Up TV Pilot for Oct 13 Event

Shortly after Piece Fest’s launch announcement, a pilot television episode has since
been ordered and is scheduled to shoot during the live event October 13 at The Graff
Lab in Los Angeles. Executive Produced by David Arquette, the shoot is expected to feature world-renowned artists and celebrities such as Risk, Corin Nemec, David Faustino, DJ Lethal and more!

When a cavalcade of TV and movie stars join together, Hollywood’s cameras often
come following. This is just what has happened following Piece Fest’s event
announcement. Add into the mix, creative contributions from hundreds of the world’s
best (and unknown) street artists and the decision seems obvious.

The TV show’s pilot will center around the most important aspect of Graffiti Art as an experience: the Graffiti Battle, when two or more artists go head to head for industry respect and a display of passion for the art form.

Piece Fest co-founder Omen Ferdowsi furthers: “Now we have the chance to not only do a TV show true to graffiti as an art-form and movement, but also to raise money and awareness for a cause worthy of that movement.”

The money and awareness raised at Piece Fest benefits the Pico Union Housing Corp, which provides facilities and social services to enrich the Los Angeles community.

Every Day Tomorrow Pictures is the front-line production company behind Piece Fest.
With several projects in development, now including Piece Fest’s pilot episode, their
2013 slate looks to be filling up with strong potential.

This event’s artistic endeavor, fueled by creative minds, celebrities giving back and the
unified need to do good will take place from 11:00am - 9:00pm, October 13, 2012, at The Graff Lab, 1038 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90015. The IN Show will be streaming this event LIVE! From interviews to music to artists painting, the world over will be able to see what Piece Fest is giving back to the scene.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


“A tale of secrets and narrative revelations … strong storytelling with suspense and emotion.” - Steve Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times

"Resolution is an intelligent indie flick that explores new areas of horror with stunning execution. These are two guys to watch out for." – Bloody Disgusting

New York, NY – August 15, 2012 – Mysterious forces, personal demons, dark humor and gripping performances combine in the genre-defying tour-de-force Resolution. Tribeca Film today announced it has acquired all North American rights from XYZ Films to rising directing duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s naturalistic-yet-otherworldly thriller. The film’s enigmatic narrative and fresh take on genre filmmaking captivated audiences and critics at its Tribeca Film Festival and Fantasia International Film Festival premieres earlier this year.

Moorhead and Benson brilliantly straddle the line between raw thrills and honest emotion as complex characters and powerful performances drive this ambitious, unconventional narrative about two friends, one a junkie forced to go cold turkey in an isolated cabin. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn “sure to please even the most seasoned horror fans” (Sound on Sight). “Much of Resolution’s fear factor happens in your head,” the Montreal Gazette raved, due to its “constantly shifting tone, from male-bonding buddy movie to occult thriller, psychodrama, horror and more.”

Tribeca Film plans an early 2013 theatrical release day and date with on-demand platforms, where it will be available in 40+ million homes through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU and Xbox. A strong festival run is set ahead of the commercial release.

Horror buffs and film industry insiders have kept a keen eye on breakout co-directors Moorhead and Benson, who Twitch placed “in the class of bright young voices in American horror to watch including Ti West, Jim Mickle and Adam Wingard.” The enterprising pair has an uncanny ability to capture true humanity within the context of an intricate narrative. While genre elements surface in Resolution, otherworldly tones create an exhilarating layer of unpredictability.

“Anchored by two extraordinary lead performances, Resolution is a truly singular work that avoids easy classification,” said Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “Aaron and Justin are some of the industry’s brightest new talent.”

“Tribeca Film’s acquisition via XYZ Films is proof that when outsiders band together to make something that scares people while breaking their hearts and making them laugh, that movie will find equally daring industry leaders to passionately support it,” said co-directors Moorhead and Benson. “We’re grateful that audiences share that same excitement for a movie in which we chose to constantly do something different. It validates all the risks we took, so we'll definitely be pushing it that much further on our next projects.”

The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, Director of Acquisitions, and on behalf of the filmmakers by Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian from XYZ Films.

For additional information please visit .

About Tribeca Film
Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand, theatrical, digital, home video and television.  It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see. American Express continues its support of Tribeca and the independent film community by serving as the Founding Partner of Tribeca Film.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 2012 – Leading publisher of Japanese independent games, Rockin’ Android, announced today that their 2D exploration-based platformer, Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7Devils, will be released for PC on October 2nd via digital distributors Desura and Gamersgate for $9.99 USD. Other distributors may follow.

A Steam release of the game is being pursued via a Steam Greenlight page and will only be allowed on Steam if it receives enough positive votes. Rockin’ Android is actively seeking any and all support and encourages supporters to spread the word. “If it were up to us, Bunny Must Die! would already be on Steam.”, says Adam Milecki, Editor/ Media Relations for Rockin’ Android. “It's certainly of the caliber you’ve come to expect from Steam releases, and yet it stands apart from the crowd as its own delightfully unique experience. Unfortunately, Greenlight is the only way we can bring Bunny Must Die! to Steam, and we need every bit of support we can get. Please spread the word!”

Rockin’ Android’s release of Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils will feature full translation, optional fully remixed soundtrack by Woofle of Gundemonium Collection fame, and optional graphical tweaks. The game is still planned for release at a later date on consoles.

In Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils, the hilariously over-the-top action-platformer game, Bunny must brave the depths of the Devils’ Labyrinth and overcome the powerful 7 Devils. Battle through a large, connected map filled with unique enemies, traps, and puzzles. Use magical items like the Sylph Shooter and the Hyper Heels to give Bunny ultimate power. Manipulate the fabric of time to solve puzzles and survive. Only with your assistance can she brave this dangerous maze and defeat the 7 Devils...

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About Rockin’ Android, Inc.:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Rockin' Android is a recently formed electronic entertainment publisher specializing in independent Japanese (or “doujin”) videogames and online downloadable games that feature a combination of highly stylized anime visuals and stunning character designs with easy-to-follow interface controls. Rockin' Android launched in 2008 with the PC game release titled Suguri Perfect Edition and has gone on to release titles such as Gundemonium Collection and Crescent Pale Mist. Rockin’ Android has released titles for both PC and PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network with additional platform support planned. More information can be found at

The Long-awaited Release of Bakemonogatari is set to hit North America this Holiday Season!


The Bakemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set will be  Available on November 20th, 2012!

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 10, 2012) – Aniplex of America has just released the product details on the upcoming release of Bakemonogatari. The critically acclaimed series directed by Madoka Magica Director Akiyuki Shinbou follows the story of a high school student named Koyomi Araragi and his encounters with girls who have apparition-related issues. The long-awaited release of this hit anime
will be in a Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set on November 20th, 2012 and will be available through anime distributor and official retailers .

This deluxe Blu-ray Box Set features the entire series (15 TV episodes) on 6 Blu-ray discs, a deluxe 36-page booklet (production designs and Ending Card Illustrations and more!), audio commentary tracks by main characters, textless openings and endings, and more! All of the discs and bonus materials will be packaged inside a study rigid box featuring original illustration by Akio Watanabe (character design).

In addition, fans will be happy to know that Bakemonogatari will also be available streaming online through and The first episode of the original TV broadcast will premiere on September 14th with new episodes added each week.

“We have received numerous requests and input from the fans in North America and we are very excited to finally be able to answer these loyal fans of ours by bringing Bakemonogatari here in the US. We are
certain that everyone will be pleased with this release.” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “The Bakemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set release is just another example of how we strive to bring the best experience while providing the fans highest quality of releases.” This release is a US and Canada Exclusive and available while supplies last.

Bakemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set features:
<BD Features and Bonus Contents>
• Video: 16:9 HD Widescreen / 1920×1080p / MPEG-4 AVC
•  Audio: Japanese dialog / Linear PCM Stereo 48KHz/16bit
•  Subtitles: English
•  Includes 6 Blu-ray discs, Total length of more than 350 minutes!!
•  Character audio commentary included (with optional subtitles)
•  Bonus Videos: Textless Openings and Endings, TV version previews
•  3 Blu-ray cases inside Rigid Box with Key art
•  Double Sided Blu-ray case wrap featuring main characters
•  36-page Deluxe Booklet (production designs and Ending Card Illustrations and more!)

The Bakemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set can be pre-ordered and purchased at: .

For detailed information on the Bakemonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and to view the official trailer, visit: .

About Bakemonogatari
“Bakemonogatari” (translated “Ghost Story”) was written by Nisioisin, one of the most popular writers in Japan, and the series consists of 5 different stories. Animation production was done at studio SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and directed by Akiyuki Shimbou (Director of Puella Magi Madoka Magica).

Thanks to Meme Oshino, Koyomi Araragi, a high school student, is able to remain a human after coming across a female vampire..

However, since the incident, Koyomi seems to meet girls who have an apparition-related issue. Hitagi Senjyogahara doesn’t weigh anything, Suruga Kanbaru’s right arm becomes like that of a monkey’s, and a young girl, Mayoi, cannot find her way home no matter how many times she tries.

Koyomi, a Mr. Nice Guy, ends up helping each and every girl solve her problem with the help of Meme Oshino.

Original Story: Nisioisin "Bakemonogatari" (Kodansha BOX)
Director: Akiyuki Shimbou
Screenplay: Fuyashi Tou, Akiyuki Shimbou
Character Design & Supervising Animation Director: Akio Watanabe
Series Director: Tatsuya Oishi
Visual Director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi
Music: Satoru Kosaki
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Art Director: Hisaharu Iijima
Color Setting: Izumi Takizawa
Visual Effects: Motoki Sakai
Director of Photography: Takayuki Aizu
Editing: Rie Matsubara
Animation Production: SHAFT

Koyomi Araragi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Hitagi Senjyogahara: Chiwa Saito
Mayoi Hachikuji: Emiri Kato
Suruga Kanbaru: Miyuki Sawashiro
Nadeko Sengoku: Kana Hanazawa
Tsubasa Hanekawa: Yui Horie
Meme Oshino: Takahiro Sakurai
Karen Araragi: Eri Kitamura
Tsukihi Araragi: Yuka Iguchi

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, the Garden of Sinners and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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About Right Stuf Inc.
Currently celebrating its 23rd year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

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First Two Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies are set for Theatrical Release across the US!

Theatrical Release starts in Los Angeles followed by major cities in the U.S.

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 13, 2012) – This October, Madoka Magica fans will be treated to something special. Following the release of the entire television series on video, Aniplex of America has just announced that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal will debut in the US this October!

The not-so-typical story of a middle school girl named Madoka Kaname and her choice to become a magical girl has taken the world by storm. Part 1 and Part 2 of the Madoka Magica movies retells the original TV series and is set for the big screen.

There is no doubt both movies will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the TV series or who are just seeing Madoka Magica for the first time.

Distributed by Eleven Arts, select theaters in five major cities across the US will be having showtimes for both movies. The cost of admission will allow fans to watch both Part 1 and Part 2. For those who attend the Los Angeles showings will receive some city exclusive specials. Los Angeles ticket holders will receive select giveaways on opening night and throughout the scheduled screening times while supplies last. In addition, there will also be exclusive Madoka Magica the Movie Merchandise sold only at the Los Angeles Theater while supplies last.

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About Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Originally airing in Japan in the beginning of 2011, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an original story developed into TV series by Gen Urobuchi of Nitro+ (Togainu no chi), directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Goodbye Zetsubo Sensei, Bakemonogatari Arakawa under the Bridge) and produced by Aniplex’s Atsuhiro Iwakami (the Garden of Sinners, Bakemonogatari Oreimo, and recent project Fate/Zero).

Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14-year-old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey, Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her. With the popularity of the series growing worldwide, Aniplex of America has recently announced plans of releasing the series to the US audience.

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, the Garden of Sinners and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
ELEVEN ARTS (EA) is the company that has brought you various Japanese films to U.S. from live-action to animation. EA’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner “MEMORIES OF TOMORROW” (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with “THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI” in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film “LOVE AND HONOR” and EA is also known distributor of highly acclaimed animation titles such as “EVANGELION” franchise and “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS”.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards®, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be MacFarlane's first appearance on Oscar's stage. The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, on the ABC Television Network.

"We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh," said Zadan and Meron. "He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him."

"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," said MacFarlane. "My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast."

"Seth is unbelievably talented," said Academy President Hawk Koch. "We couldn't be happier with the creative team we've assembled. With Craig, Neil, and now Seth, we're off to a great start."

MacFarlane made his feature directorial debut this summer with the box office success "Ted. "He also co-wrote and produced the film, and voiced the title character. "Ted" has brought in over $420 million worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

MacFarlane is the creative force behind the television series "Family Guy" and co-creator of "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show. "In September he hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time, for the show's 38th season premiere. An accomplished live performer, MacFarlane has played to sold-out audiences at London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall.In 2011 he released his debut album, "Music Is Better Than Words," which earned two Grammy® nominations. He also has earned 13 Emmy® nominations and won two for his work on "Family Guy."

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Don Mischer will direct the telecast for the third consecutive time. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

SOURCE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences