Friday, November 29, 2013

ComiXology's Cyber Monday Sale features DC's The New 52 trade collections for $4.99 a piece!

ComiXology Cyber Monday Sale


Complete details below... followed by information on our Marvel and Image sales that began on Black Friday.

12/2 - DC Comics The New 52 Cyber Monday Collections Sale
All of the following collections are reduced to $4.99

All Star Western Vol. 1: Guns and Gotham (The New 52)
Animal Man Vol. 1: The Hunt (The New 52)
Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench (The New 52)
Batgirl Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection (The New 52)
Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52)
Batman Incorporated Vol. 1: Demon Star (The New 52)
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of Death (The New 52)
Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 1: Knight Terrors (The New 52)
Batwing Vol. 1: The Lost Kingdom (The New 52)
Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology (The New 52)
Birds of Prey Vol. 1: Trouble in Mind (The New 52)
Blackhawks Vol. 1: The Great Leap Forward (The New 52)
Blue Beetle Vol. 1: Metamorphosis (The New 52)
Captain Atom Vol. 1: Evolution (The New 52)
Catwoman Vol. 1: The Game (The New 52)
DC Universe Presents Vol. 1 featuring Deadman & Challengers of the Unknown (The New 52)
Deathstroke Vol. 1: Legacy (The New 52)
Demon Knights Vol. 1: Seven Against the Dark (The New 52)
Dial H Vol. 1: Into You (The New 52)
Earth 2 Vol. 1: The Gathering (The New 52)
Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol. 1: War of the Monsters (The New 52)
Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Midas Touch (The New 52)
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: Fearsome (The New 52)
Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro (The New 52)
Green Lantern: New Guardians Vol. 1: The Ring Bearer (The New 52)
Grifter Vol. 1: Most Wanted (The New 52)
Hawk and Dove Vol. 1: First Strikes (The New 52)
I, Vampire Vol. 1: Tainted Love (The New 52)
Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark (The New 52)
Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Masters (The New 52)
Justice League Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52)
Legion Lost Vol. 1: Run From Tomorrow (The New 52)
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1: Hostile World (The New 52)
Men of War Vol. 1: Uneasy Company (The New 52)
Mister Terrific Vol. 1: Mind Games (The New 52)
Nightwing Vol. 1: Traps and Trapezes (The New 52)
O.M.A.C. Vol. 1: Omactivate! (The New 52)
Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 1: REDemption (The New 52)
Red Lanterns Vol. 1: Blood and Rage (The New 52)
Resurrection Man Vol. 1: Dead Again (The New 52)
Static Shock Vol. 1: Supercharged (The New 52)
Stormwatch Vol. 1: The Dark Side (The New 52)
Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth (The New 52)
Superboy Vol. 1: Incubation (The New 52)
Supergirl Vol. 1: Last Daughter of Krypton (The New 52)
Superman - Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (The New 52)
Superman Vol. 1: What Price Tomorrow? (The New 52)
Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Raise Them Bones (The New 52)
Teen Titans Vol. 1: It's Our Right to Fight (The New 52)
The Flash Vol. 1: Move Forward (The New 52)
The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men Vol. 1: God Particle (The New 52)
The Savage Hawkman Vol. 1: Darkness Rising (The New 52)
Voodoo Vol. 1: What Lies Beneath (The New 52)
Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood (The New 52)
World's Finest Vol. 1: The Lost Daughters of Earth 2 (The New 52)

Don't forget these sales that started on Black Friday that are still ongoing...

11/29 - 12/2 - Avengers vs. X-Men Black Friday/Cyber-Monday Sale:
All the following issues are marked down to $0.99 each

Avengers vs X-Men #0-12
AVX: VS #1-6
AVX: Consequences #1-5
Avengers vs X-Men Infinite #1, 6, 10,
Avengers Academy #29-33
Secret Avengers #26-28
Avengers #25-30
New Avengers #24-30
X-Men Legacy #266-270
Wolverine & The X-Men #9-16, 18
Uncanny X-Men #11-20
A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1
Avengers vs. X-Men: Collected Edition - marked down from $39.99 to $19.99
11/29 - 12/2 - Image Black Friday/Cyber-Monday Sale
East of West Vol. 1 $4.99
Fatale Vol. 1 $5.99
Fatale Vol. 2 $5.99
Five Ghosts Vol. 1 $4.99
Five Weapons: Making the Grade $7.99
Great Pacific Vol. 1 4.99
Happy! 3.99
It Girl & The Atomics Vol. 1 4.99
Lazarus Vol. 1 4.99
Mind the Gap Vol. 1 3.99
Mind the Gap Vol. 2 4.99
Mind the Gap Vol. 3 5.99
Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 1 3.99
Prophet Vol. 1 4.99
Revival Vol. 1 3.99
Saga Vol. 1 4.99
Saga Vol. 2 4.99
The Legend of Luther Strode 7.99
The Manhattan Projects Vol. 1 3.99
The Manhattan Projects Vol. 2 4.99

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Monday, November 25, 2013




World Premiere Comedy Special Airs Friday, January 17, 2013 at 10PM ET

New York, NY NOVEMBER 25, 2013 – Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, a stand-up comedy special featuring the two-time Grammy nominee, will make its World Premiere on Friday, January 17 at 10PM ET.

In his latest stand-up special, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, comedian Patton Oswalt tackles issues ranging from frozen food to the future of America. He delivers a blistering set for a packed house at San Diego’s Spreckels Theater with his trademark blend of acerbic wit and unabashed silliness.

As a comedian, Oswalt has shot four TV specials and recorded four critically acclaimed albums, including Finest Hour, which received a Grammy nomination in 2011 for “Best Comedy Album.” In 2009, he received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong.

In addition to his Grammy-nominated stand-up work, Oswalt has also found success on the big screen. This December, he will appear in the comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller. In 2012, Oswalt was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his brilliant performance in Jason Reitman’s film Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron. In 2009, he received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel’s Big Fan, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award; Oswalt earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance.  On the small screen, Oswalt is known for his many memorable guest roles on TV shows, including “Parks and Recreation” (2013 TV Critics Choice Award winner), “Portlandia,” “Justified,” “Two and a Half Men,” and as the narrator of ABC’s new comedy “The Goldbergs.”

Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time is executive produced by Patton Oswalt, John Irwin and Generate’s Dave Rath. Bobcat Goldthwait directs and Casey Spira is the producer.  For EPIX, Ross Bernard is executive in charge, Valerie Bishop is production manager and Judy Pastore is consulting producer.   The special was produced by Comedy Central, which will host its basic cable premiere in April 2014.  Jonas Larsen and JoAnn Grigioni are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.

About EPIX
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) systems, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD ( and on Facebook (, YouTube (, Instagram ( and Pinterest (

SOURCE Frank Publicity

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Enjoy a totally different Android Smartphone experience… with the innovative Character Android Smartphone [anifone]

[Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone]


Available in the U.S. Starting Early December

Scheduled for release this December in US

Experience the Magic that will transform your Android Smartphone

The original application "Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magica fone (phone)" will be publically released in the US  corresponding to the to the "MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE - REBELLION" on December 3rd, 2013.

[Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone] uses a new generation [fone] interface that can fully customize existing Android Smartphones completely from the home screen to the design of tools. Your Android Smartphone will transform into the world of Madoka Magica with one simple installation.

Experience this innovative Android Smartphone interface that is unlike any other application or game you have ever seen!

There will be 5 different versions to match each Magical Girl.
The first release Madoka Kaname!
The other Magical girls are scheduled for release in the near future.

Experience the world of Madoka Magica right at your fingertips!
Watch the Soul Gem on your Home Screen sparkle or get cloudy depending on certain conditions…  The Madoka Magica characters will greet you on your Home Screen and your clock display including icons that will match each Magical girl's theme.
For your calculations you can shoot Kyubey with a touch of every button.

Enjoy exclusive contents available only through the [Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone]Magica fone]
On the Collection page view information on the various Witches in [Witch Encyclopedia] and enjoy memorable scenes from the anime in the [Gallery] as many times you want!

You can also enjoy some special voice clips that were recorded just for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone.

Enjoy the Witch Mode by engaging in battles with the Witches!
As certain conditions have been met, a Witch Kiss will appear on your screen. Tapping on it will change the design of your screen from the Normal mode to the Witch mode where you are transferred to a completely different space where you enter into battle with the Witches!?

Everything in your Android Smartphone would fall under the control of the Witch, including your home screen and tools. Defeat the Witch and obtain her Grief Seed to return to the Normal mode!

◆Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone
First Release: Kaname Madoka Version
*The rest of the magical girls are scheduled to be released subsequently.
Release Date: Early December 2013 ※1
Price: $12.00 -
Release Site: Google Play
Release Region: USA

◆Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone Official Site

◆[Puella Magi Madoka Magica fone] official account on Twitter

◆anifone official website

◆For more inquiries

※1 The actual date of release is subject to change.
・Art Interface [foneInterface] utilizes the technology of US company, Foneclay, Inc. to fully customize the design and functions of the Android Smartphones.
・Android and Google Play (Previously known as Android Market) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. (C) Magica Quartet / Aniplex, ・Madoka Movie Project (C) Anifone / LEGS Singapore Pte Ltd.

Friday, November 22, 2013



“The best series of the fall, possibly of the year.”
-Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
“A superbly stylish and scary French drama with no equal in its genre.”
-Nancy deWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal

Viewers can still get hooked on the engrossing, stylish eight-part French horror series that Entertainment Weekly gave an “A-” and called “eerie, tense, and highly addictive.” Beginning Sunday December 1st, each week, viewers will have the chance to catch-up on all previously aired episodes during marathons of  “The Returned” in anticipation of each week’s brand new episode on Sundance Channel. Please see the full schedule listed below. As praised by Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter, “The Returned” is “a visual pleasure and ultimately proves to be a challenging change-up to the zombie genre, with its smart dialogue, provocative emotions, wonderful acting and intellectual curiosity about love and loss.”

Airing Thursdays at 9:00 PM, "The Returned" takes place in an idyllic French mountain town, where a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.


Sunday, December 1, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-5
3:45 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-6
2:30 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-7
1:15 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-8 (All of season one)
Noon – 10:00 PM ET/PT

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Presented by Steve Buscemi

New York, NY (November 20, 2013) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier advocacy organization for independent filmmakers, announced today that James Gandolfini will be presented with a posthumous Tribute by Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday, December 2nd at Cipriani Wall Street, in New York City. Gandolfini joins previously announced tributees Forest Whitaker, Richard Linklater and Katherine Oliver.

“We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally, or through his vast body of work on the stage and screen, where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of the IFP and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP.

James Gandolfini was an actor and producer who made an indelible mark in a variety of motion picture and television roles, currently in Nicole Holofcener's posthumously released romantic comedy "Enough Said" opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus and in 2014, in "Animal Rescue," alongside Tom Hardy.  He is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos. His portrayal of the crime boss brought him three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He also won five Screen Actors Guild Awards, including three for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series and two shared with The Sopranos cast for Outstanding Ensemble Cast.

“James Gandolfini was a friend, an inspiration, and an extraordinary talent whose presence is missed by all of us who knew and loved him.  It is an honor to present this tribute at the Gotham Awards recognizing his impact,” said Steve Buscemi.

Other recent film credits included: Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-nominated drama Zero Dark Thirty, Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet and Daisy; David Chase's Not Fade Away, which debuted at the 2012 New York Film Festival; Andrew Dominik's crime thriller Killing Them Softly, with Brad Pitt; Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys; director Tony Scott's The Taking of Pelham 123; and Armando Iannucci's independent feature In the Loop.  Gandolfini's other notable roles include the woman-beating Mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer/stuntman Bear in Get Shorty, and the impulsive Wild Thing Carol in Where the Wild Things Are.

On the small screen, Gandolfini produced the HBO Documentary Films "Wartorn" and the Emmy-nominated "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq" in addition to the Emmy nominated HBO Film "Hemingway and Gellhorn." He also starred in the HBO Film "Cinema Verite" opposite Diane Lane.

Born in Westwood, New Jersey, Gandolfini graduated from Rutgers University before beginning his acting career in New York theatre. He made his Broadway debut in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire," with Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange. Returning to the stage in 2009, Gandolfini earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the Broadway production of Matthew Warchus's Tony Award-winning play "God of Carnage," starring alongside Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis.

Signaling the official kick-off for the film awards season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film. Anchoring the evening’s seven competitive awards for Best Feature, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Best Actor, Best Documentary, Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director (presenting sponsor Royal Bank of Canada), Breakthrough Actor and the Audience Award are three tributes to film community icons, including the Industry Tribute, the Actor Tribute, and the Director Tribute (presenting sponsor Russian Standard Vodka).

The Premier Sponsors of the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards are Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and The New York Times, Platinum Sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein, Official Water FIJI Water, Official Spirit Russian Standard Vodka, Official Wine Partner Mionetto Prosecco, Official Hotel Andaz Wall Street. Additionally, the awards will be promoted nationally in an eight-page special advertising section in The New York Times on November 22nd, 2013.

About IFP
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the premier advocacy organization for independent filmmakers, championing the future of storytelling in the digital age by fostering a vibrant and sustainable independent filmmaking community. IFP has supported over 7,000 films and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers over its 34-year history, developing 350 new feature and documentary films each year. IFP represents a growing network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world.

IFP guides filmmakers in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking through its year-round programming and with the introduction of the state-of-the-art Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a new incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries, and platforms create, collaborate, and connect.

In addition to its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP’s annual programs include Independent Film WeekTM, EnvisionTM, The Gotham Independent Film AwardsTM, and the Independent Filmmaker LabsTM.

Founded in 1979, IFP is the largest and oldest not-for-profit dedicated to independent film.  More info at

About the Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP
The Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.

For information on attending:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Veteran Movie Villain Tapped To Produce, Direct and Star in Ultimate Evil Envisioned If Nazis Won Film

LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2013 -- Patrick Kilpatrick, internationally known as one of America’s finest character and action actors, in tandem with his company Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF) has been chosen to produce and direct the upcoming historical envisioning film Gleichschaltung, a Nazi term meaning “coordination”. The film is set in an alternative version of contemporary America that examines the social and emotional issues present had Germany won the war.

Project is now a joint venture, initiated by Masch Productions (Jeff Schneider and Abel Martinez, Jr.) out of Salem, OR, with UDF. Besides helming duties, Kilpatrick will also star as lead 4th Reich über enforcer of the imagined social architecture.

“We feel Kilpatrick represents a unique talent, one that embodies not simply the 125 plus films and television shows as a lead actor and the relationships that spring from that experience, but a producer/director and script creator of extraordinary acumen. The guy’s background and depth is amazing. His company UDF, services every aspect from idea inception to global distribution and revenue stream capitalization,” offered Schneider, CEO of Masch Productions and co-writer with Martinez of Gleichschaltung.

“Let’s face it, he’s arguably the best, coolest, kick ass hard ass actor of his generation,” quipped Martinez. “He scared the hell out of me at every stage of my youth, definitely a major part of the nightmare landscape and he keeps doing it! I consider him the Lee Marvin of the 21st century.”

“Despite being busy with UDF and acting, I found Masch’s background in circus production particularly telling and the ideas embodied in the script so compelling, I am extremely gratified to jump in,” said Kilpatrick. “UDF is always pleased to help other gifted filmmakers realize their dreams.”

Kilpatrick went further. “We like projects and media that are conceptually cutting edge, broad audience, laced with action and dynamic human values. UDF is completely devoted to leading a worldwide audience to brilliantly arresting stories and dramatic realms never before visited. If we can do that in win – win integrity based collaborations all the better.”

Additionally, UDF is poised to launch “Active Shooter, “Kilpatrick’s directorial debut, currently in post-production with a highly produced social media launch -- joint contact points on the web and via Indiegogo crowd funding.”

“In the immediate we want to be purveyors of the most skillfully produced, arresting campaigns and film offerings in the recent history of crowd funding while leveraging our deep Hollywood talent, production and traditional distribution bench, utilizing all the mainstay global cinematic infrastructure. We are dedicated to carrying the filmic communiqué of “Active Shooter” and “Gleichschaltung” to a vast global audience.”

Kilpatrick is repped by Guy Kochlani of Across The Board Talent Agency.

For further information contact Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc.

Patrick Kilpatrick
CEO/Founder Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc.
& Hollywood International Film Fund
570 N. Rossmore Ave. Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA. 90004


Talent Representation: Across The Board Talent Agency
Guy Kochlani- Los Angeles
Jackie Ionin- New York

YouTube/Patrick Kilpatrick Reels Playlist

Friday, November 15, 2013


Winning College Students to Appear on Oscars® Telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Channing Tatum and The Academy today launched the “Team Oscar” college search on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” along with this year’s Oscars host, Ellen DeGeneres, by inviting the next generation of filmmakers to vie for an opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast. Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Academy Awards® on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.

“We were very happy to have created this college program for last year’s show. It was a huge success, and we’re excited to take it to the next level,” said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “With Channing Tatum set to help us discover a new group of talented young filmmakers and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on board to chronicle their stories, we feel Team Oscar will be more rewarding and exciting than ever.”

Run through The Academy’s Facebook page, Team Oscar is open to U.S. college students, and submissions are due by January 5, 2014. To enter, students must visit The Academy’s Facebook page, where they can submit a creative short video explaining how they will contribute to the future of movies and answer a brief essay question on a similar topic.

Producers Zadan and Meron, along with Tatum and the Academy, will ultimately pick a minimum of six winners who will be flown to Los Angeles by United Airlines, the official airline of the Academy, to participate in the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“It’s inspiring to see talented young people passionate about movies, and I’m excited to help shine a spotlight on them through Team Oscar,” said Tatum. “I’m looking forward to viewing and judging the creative videos submitted on Facebook and working with Craig, Neil and the Academy to choose winners who epitomize the next generation of filmmakers.”

Tatum will return to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in early 2014 to announce the Team Oscar winners.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Monday, November 11, 2013


With Ricky Jay, Shane Mahan and Michael Weber


“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.” – Francis Ford Coppola

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore cinema’s roots in stage magic and sleight of hand and show how visual deception drove the development of movie special effects, on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

“Like Magic” will examine how some of the techniques used in the earliest “trick films,” such as forced perspective, cuts, dissolves and multiple exposures are still used by filmmakers in the digital age. Hosted by sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, special effects supervisor Shane Mahan, and stage and screen illusion designer Michael Weber, the program features clips from such pioneering films as Georges Méliès’s “The Magician” (1898) and contemporary favorites like “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012). It also includes live demonstrations and conversations with some of the films’ creative teams.

For More Information: The Oscars ® "Like Magic"

Order Your Tickets: "Like Magic" Tickets

Sunday, November 10, 2013

THE CARRIER: An Uplifting, Patriotic and Inspirational Film To Premiere 11/11/13 - VETERANS DAY!

It's here! THE CARRIER, starring President Obama & First Lady Michelle, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Pamela Anderson, Brooklyn Decker, Roselyn Sanchez (Act of Valor) and narrated by John Savage (Thin Red Line, Deer Hunter, Godfather III), is the much talked about inspirational and patriotic independent film!

Vanilla Fire's new movie, THE CARRIER, was shot by true independent Santa Monica filmmakers aboard America's Greenest Aircraft Carrier, the Carl Vinson.

Watch and listen as Ed Begley Jr explains in the video below that the Carl Vinson is the GREENEST Aircraft in America.

Please watch this ten minute video which has everything in it:
1. Ed Begley Jr and John Savage
2. Celebrities in the film
3. Producer Tamara Henry - daughter of Bronze Star Recipient
4. Magic Johnson
5. Movie Trailer
6. Filmmakers aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
7. Fox News
8. WWII Vet and The President

Vanilla Fire Premiere of THE CARRIER is all set for Veterans Day at 11am and all Veterans and Current Military Personnel are welcome! Expectation is high for this amazing event and it is a first-come-first-served occasion. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP at:

Vanilla Fire, Walmart, Laemmle and Mitch (Paul Mitchell) present this 2013 Veterans Day Premiere for our military and friends.

Inspirational Filmmaker and Producer Tamara Henry invites you to this main event! As a military filmmaker who has had films on the 2010 & 2012 Oscar shortlist and as the proud daughter of a Bronze Star recipient who worked at the Pentagon for 20 years, Tamara Henry invites you to...

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Visit THE CARRIER online at and IMDb

Tamara Henry, MA
"Green T" "Anchor by the Sea" Channel 16 Santa Monica
Anchor, Metro Motion, 2013 Emmy Nomination
Producer, Until They Are Home, 2012 Oscar Shortlist
Producer, Unbeaten, 2010 Oscar Shortlist click on Documentary

Friday, November 8, 2013

KILL HER, NOT ME's Los Angeles Premiere to Screen at SoCal's RIP Horror Film Festival!

Producer Peter McAlevey, Director George Francisco and Stars Elizabeth Guest, Amanda Tudesco, Jen Araki, JoAnna Pacula and Tony Todd with Celebrity Guests


Request the Honor of Your Presence at the Los Angeles-area Premiere of their Award-winning New Film


At SoCal's RIP Horror Film Festival
Sunday, November 10
Red Carpet 6-7 PM
Screening at 7 PM

"Kill Her, Not Me" tells the tale of six hopeful UCLA sorority sisters selected to spend a weekend leadership conference at a beautiful lodge, owned by one of the sister's millionaire parents. On the way to the isolated retreat, as the shadows of the setting sun cross the winding road, there is a strange apparition - a lone figure heading to who-knows-where? The film is a blend of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Cabin Fever."
Follow "Kill Her, Not Me" on Facebook: KILL HER, NOT ME ; and, be sure to visit them online: !
Festival Screening at the Beach Auditorium
1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California
Tickets and information:
Press info: Jamie Falkowitz at
To purchase tickets, go here:

FUN FILM FACT: Elizabeth Guest is the niece of "Halloween" star Jamie Lee Curtis, who is the daughter of Janet Leigh of "Pyscho" fame, making Liz a sort of "Third Generation Queen of Scream."

Check Out The Trailer

Sake Bomb Opening at Downtown Independent TONIGHT!

Tonight, Sake-Bomb's Los Angeles Premiere w/ Q&A!

A ʻʻSake-Bombʼʼ is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It's also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin. Sebastian is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los Angeles. He has recently been dumped by his girlfriend and on the look-out for someone new. When his cousin Naoto, a naive sake maker from Japan, shows up to find his own ex-girlfriend, Sebastian takes him to north California to find her. They are a clash of cultures waiting to happen. Someone has to break first. Together they meet a colorful group of characters as they come to grips with who they are and the true nature of the girlfriends they are pursuing.

Junya Sakino
Jeff Mizushima (screenplay)
Gaku Hamada, Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes
*Please note that the showtimes from Sunday 11/10-Thursday, 11/14 are in our 16 seat MikroKino at $8 a ticket*
Fri, Nov. 8th: 9:30 PM*
*Director Junya Sakino, writer Jeff Mizushima and other select cast will be present for a special Q&A*

Sat, Nov. 9th: 7:00 PM*
Eugene Kim and other select cast will be present for a special Q&A

Sun, Nov. 10th & Mon. Nov 11th: 8:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 12th: 7:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 13th & Thu, Nov. 14th: 8:00 PM

Get your tickets here!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Winners Announced For Prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowships

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Four individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the first time, the event will also feature a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning scripts.

This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):
      Frank DeJohn & David Alton Hedges, Santa Ynez, CA, “Legion”
      Patty Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada, “Joe Banks”
      Alan Roth, Suffern, NY, “Jersey City Story”
      Stephanie Shannon, Los Angeles, CA, “Queen of Hearts”
      Barbara Stepansky, Burbank, CA, “Sugar in My Veins”

The winners were selected from a record 7,251 scripts submitted for this year’s competition.

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.

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “Mother and Child,” “Nine Lives”) and produced by Julie Lynn ( “Albert Nobbs,” “Mother and Child,” “The Jane Austen Book Club”), the awards presentation and live read, which is supported by Lexus, will include members from the Academy’s Actors Branch performing scenes from the five winning scripts.  Casting for the live read will be announced.  Tickets to the event are available to the public at

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The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, chaired by producer Gale Anne Hurd, is composed of writers Naomi Foner, Daniel Petrie Jr., Tom Rickman, Eric Roth, Dana Stevens and Robin Swicord; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographer John Bailey; costume designer Vicki Sanchez; producers Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro; marketing executive Buffy Shutt; and agent Ronald R. Mardigian.

Since 1986, 133 fellowships have been awarded, including one to 2010 winner Destin Daniel Cretton who recently wrote and directed “Short Term 12” from his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script.  Creighton Rothenberger co-wrote “Olympus Has Fallen,” which opened in theaters this past March.  Rebecca Sonnenshine is a writer and executive story editor on “The Vampire Diaries.”  Andrew Marlowe is a writer and executive producer, and Terri Edda Miller is a writer and consulting producer on “Castle.”

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10 Animated Shorts Advance in 2013 Oscar® Race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA —The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)

“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)

“Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)

“Hollow Land,” Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada)

“The Missing Scarf,” Eoin Duffy, director, and Jamie Hogan, producer (Belly Creative Inc.)

“Mr. Hublot,” Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions) | scroll to bottom |

“Possessions,” Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.) | info only |

“Requiem for Romance,” Jonathan Ng, director (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.)

“Room on the Broom,” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

“Subconscious Password,” Chris Landreth, director (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment)

The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

CINEMABILITY - A JENNI GOLD FILM - opening Friday, November 8, exclusively at the Laemmle Encino Theatre

Cinematography by D. SCOTT DOBBIE
Original Score by ERIK LUNDMARK
Executive Producers DAVID F. ALFONSO
Written by JENNI GOLD and SAMUEL W. REED Directed by JENNI GOLD

CINEMABILITY is developed and conceived by a disabled handicapped 40 year old woman who is wheel chair bound and has limited mobility in her arms and her neck and head due to Muscular Dystrophy.

The film is a documentary about the representation of disabled and handicapped portrayals in film and television.  The film covers the inspiring history of the films dating back from 1930's to now.  Jane Seymour narrates the film and interviews include: Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, William H.Macy, Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis, Beau Bridges, Gary Sinise, Kyle MacLachlan, Garry Marshall, Taylor Hackford, Michael Apted, The Farrelly Brothers, Gale Anne Hurd, Tom Sherak, Marc Cherry, Vince Gilligan, Camryn Manheim, Kellie Martin, Geri Jewell, Robert David Hall, Ken Howard, and Peter Bogdanovich just to name a few.

What's even more extraordinary is Jenni's story - She is a member of the DGA and has been for a while since 1999.  She's been mostly producing and this is her 2nd feature film and one that is very near and dear to her. She is a woman living with Muscular Dystrophy and the disease continues to be debilitating.  When she was a young girl on a telethon at the age of 8 years old, she decided that she wanted to be behind the camera and make films and entertainment.  And now, here she is with her 2nd film.

Her determination and passion is infectious and inspiring.  And it seems like Hollywood thinks so too. She's qualifying the film for the OSCARS and putting it in theaters and REGAL THEATERS has come on board to play her film theatrically around the country and provided her with her New York qualifying engagement at the Regal E-Walk Cinema in Times Square early this month.  In addition, RON MEYER of Universal and producer GALE ANNE HURD are huge fans of the film and are sharing the film with their friends and colleagues.  The MPAA loves the film and the film received  an MPAA rating of PG13.

The film's website: lists all of the people who have supported her from TODD AO to SOUND DELUX to REGAL, and many, many more!

From the early days of silent films to present day, from Chaplin to X-Men, disability portrayals are ever changing. This dynamic documentary takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment by going behind the scenes to interview Filmmakers, Studio Executives, Film Historians, and Celebrities, and by utilizing vivid clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to focus attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society.

Do disability portrayals in the media impact society or does the media simply reflect our ever-changing attitudes? This important documentary aims to find out if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of the disabled and determine if an enlightened understanding of disability can have a positive impact on the world...Get your tickets now, while you still can!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, the Academy presents a special screening of the documentary “John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of the documentary “John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums,” on Friday, November 22, the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Oscar®-winning writer Aaron Sorkin will introduce the commemorative screening, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Written, directed and scored by Bruce Herschensohn and narrated by Gregory Peck, the documentary examines Kennedy’s legacy and spotlights many significant events from his presidency, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs invasion and the launch of the Peace Corps. The film also contains rare color footage from Kennedy’s funeral.

For More Information: The Oscars ® JFK

Get Your Tickets: The Academy JKF Tickets

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

19 Animated Features Submitted For 2013 Oscar® Race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Nineteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.

The 19 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
  • “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”
  • “The Croods”
  • “Despicable Me 2”
  • “Epic”
  • “Ernest and Celestine”
  • “The Fake”
  • “Free Birds“
  • “Frozen”
  • “Khumba”
  • “The Legend of Sarila”
  • “A Letter to Momo”
  • “Monsters University”
  • “O Apóstolo”
  • “Planes”
  • “Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion”
  • “Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury”
  • “The Smurfs 2”
  • “Turbo”
  • “The Wind Rises”
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Experience 85 Years Of The Oscar®! Robert Osborne's Official History of the Academy Awards®

Available October 29

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The official history of the Academy Awards, 85 Years of the Oscar captures the thrill of the film industry’s most significant and popular event with more than 750 photographs and an informative text by renowned film historian and Hollywood insider Robert Osborne.  Published by Abbeville Press in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this extensively researched volume will be available in select bookstores and online retailers starting October 29.

In 85 Years of the Oscar, Osborne traces the history of the Awards from the formative years of the film industry to the present, illustrating how the Oscars® have been influenced by world events and how each year’s ceremony – and the movies honored that year – are a reflection of their time.

The ceremonies are detailed, decade by decade, with a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every category and a special section of Academy Award® record holders.

85 Years of the Oscar includes such recent updates as plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the establishment of the Governors Awards ceremony, the expansion of the Best Picture category, and the introduction of electronic voting for the Awards.

Osborne’s Oscar coverage of unique authority and depth has made the book a favorite since the first edition was published 25 years ago.

By Robert Osborne
 Cloth, 472 pages
 765 illustrations, 96 in full color
 Published October 29, 2013
 ISBN: 978-0-7892-1142-2

Robert Osborne is the host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the official host for the TCM Classic Film Festival and the TCM Classic Cruise. For over 25 years, Osborne served as a reporter and columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, one of the motion picture industry’s most important newspapers. He has written a dozen books on the film world – many of them focused on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – and has frequently served as host for Academy programs in both Los Angeles and New York.  Osborne earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, and in 2008 received a special award from the National Board of Review for his contributions as a film historian.