PRODUCTION JOURNAL: The Film Strategy 5 with Cindy Cowan, Producer

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: The Film Strategy 5 with Cindy Cowan, Producer

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Sad to say, but even in 2016, there are simply not enough women in Hollywood running things behind the scenes. While women do represent significantly on the silver screen, they are underrepresented as decision-makers behind the silver screen. Studies abound that demonstrate the dearth of women as directors, producers and executives in film and television. […]

Hello! Magazine Interviews Cindy Cowan
MVMNT365: Cindy Cowan: The Heart of Hollywood

MVMNT365: Cindy Cowan: The Heart of Hollywood

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Listen to the interview via MVMNT365.com Some of the sweetest gifts come unexpectedly, and meeting kindred spirit, Cindy Cowan was certainly one of them…a welcomed treat to the start of my day in Los Angeles. For those unfamiliar with Cindy… she is a successful American film producer and songwriter and is the former president and […]

‘Eye In The Sky’ Spec Bought By Millennium Films

‘Eye In The Sky’ Spec Bought By Millennium Films

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in CCE Press | No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Films just bought the action spec Eye In the Sky, about an LAPD helicopter squad that tries to nab a Mexican drug lord who has come to Los Angeles to celebrate his niece’s quinceanera. A cat-and-mouse pursuit ensues from the sky as law enforcement tries to capture him. Mark Gill brought the project […]

TV Insider: Boy George Attempts to Re-Conquer America Via a New Reality Show Michael Schneider

TV Insider: Boy George Attempts to Re-Conquer America Via a New Reality Show Michael Schneider

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in CCE Press | No Comments

Boy George hopes you’ll tumble 4 him all over again. The 1980s pop star is moving to America, and bringing reality TV cameras with him. Bunim-Murray Productions, the company behind The Real World (and a producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians) is partnering with Boy George to produce a reality docu-series about the next […]

The Original, One And Only Boy George Comes To America With Bunim/Murray Productions

The Original, One And Only Boy George Comes To America With Bunim/Murray Productions

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in CCE Press | No Comments

New Reality Docu-Series in Development Boy George and Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), producers of longstanding reality franchises Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, are partnering with Boy George’s Manager Paul Kemsley and award-winning producer Cindy Cowan to develop a reality docu-series chronicling the icon’s move from London to Los Angeles. “If Marge […]

Woman To Woman Interview

Woman To Woman Interview

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

“Cindy Cowan is a successful producer who has her life in balance with a wonderful inspirational relationship to boot.” Cindy you are the epitome of balance and I love what you have been doing to empower women. As a producer, are you working on anything that we as women should see? The thing I strive […]

The Insider: Cindy Cowan

The Insider: Cindy Cowan

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Cindy Cowan is a one-woman powerhouse, proving with each new project and each new success that Hollywood is not just a man’s playground. With Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated If These Walls Could Talk and Academy Award-winning Traffic to her credit and Red Lights starring Robert De Niro completed among many more artistic ventures, Cowan is […]

Hollywood Spotlight: Cindy Cowan

Hollywood Spotlight: Cindy Cowan

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in CCE Press | No Comments

Hollywood’s elite is filled with black ties and Mr. this and that. It’s also got beautiful, strong and powerful women, who are taking charge in executive decision making, women like Cindy Cowan. We sat down with this true leading lady, as she takes us on her journey of success in Hollywood including her smashing success […]

Hollywood Producer Cindy Cowan’s Memorial Day Weekend Birthday Bash
BITESIZETV Interview

BITESIZETV Interview

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Cindy Cowan talks about her charity work and being the west coast chair of Little Kids Rock on BiteSize TV Watch the interview

Red Lights

Red Lights

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Playing like a cross between THE CONJURING (2013) and NOW YOU SEE ME (2013), RED LIGHTS is a nifty little psychological thriller. Even though it falls just short of hitting the mark, it deserves credit for an unconventional narrative and a clever twist ending. Like I said in my January 6th review of INTRUDERS, I […]

Regard Magazine: Industry Insider

Regard Magazine: Industry Insider

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in CCE Press | No Comments

An overnight success on the front end is usually years of hard work that most people don’t see. How did you get your start prior to having a successful career as a film & TV producer?

Director of Slasher Film Facing Cyber Threats

Director of Slasher Film Facing Cyber Threats

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

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SMILEY

SMILEY

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Opening in theatres this Friday from director/writer Michael J. Gallager and Level 10 Films and distributed by AMC theatres is the scary tale of SMILEY. This film tells the story of young college student Ashley (Caitlin Gerard), returning to school after a nervous breakdown she moves in with Proxie (Melanie Papalia). Immediately the two click […]

Review: ‘Smiley’ an Internet Age horror film

Review: ‘Smiley’ an Internet Age horror film

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Melding the urban legend to the Internet meme, the film “Smiley,” directed by young YouTube auteur Michael Gallagher from a script he co-wrote with Glasgow Phillips, is a surprisingly effective low-budget horror film that takes as its true villain the casual cynicism and nihilistic misanthropy that so often go along with online culture. In the film, a story circulates […]

Film Review: Smiley (2012)

Film Review: Smiley (2012)

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley’s next victim. REVIEW: SYNOPSIS: I did it for the lulz I did it for the lulz I did it for the […]

Be the Link Campaign Raises Awareness for Hiv/aids

Be the Link Campaign Raises Awareness for Hiv/aids

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in CCE Press | No Comments

The Be The Link Campaign is the first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDs, visually linking 250 influential people in a voice of unity. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to highlight the need for access to HIV treatment for those who need it. … New […]

Campaign to unite in the fight.

Campaign to unite in the fight.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in CCE Press | No Comments

Although HIV infection is completely preventable,  every 9½ minutes, someone in the United States is infected with the virus. That person could be you ­ or someone you know – your brother, sister, father, mother, friend, co-worker, or neighbor. It is important for everyone to get the facts, talk about HIV/AIDS with partners and loved […]

Cortes puts a stop to the paranormal in ‘Red Lights’

Cortes puts a stop to the paranormal in ‘Red Lights’

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

The scene in the darkened seance room at the Magic Castle clubhouse for magicians quickly takes a drastic turn for the weird.  Mysterious organ music hits a frenzied crescendo over the sounds of disembodied voices as a large black table rises off the ground.  In the Victorian-decorated chamber, it seems to float in the air. […]

“Sundance 2012: Who Bought What”

“Sundance 2012: Who Bought What”

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Seven Days of Deals  

“Do You Believe In Psychics? Check Out The Trailer For Red Lights!”

“Do You Believe In Psychics? Check Out The Trailer For Red Lights!”

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“WOW! We have never seen Robert De Niro quite like this! Check out the theatrical trailer for Red Lights, which stars the actor as a legendary psychic who reappears after a 30 year absence and attracts the attention of two paranormal hoax investigators, played by Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy (above)! As you can imagine, […]

“Five Things to Know About the Sundance Film Festival—Besides That It Starts Today!”

“Five Things to Know About the Sundance Film Festival—Besides That It Starts Today!”

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“It is never too early in the year to start talking about next year’s Oscar race or the newest, hottest face on the planet. We’re smack in the middle of the best-of-2011 awards season, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today (and runs till Jan. 29) in Park City, Utah, and there is so […]

Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and director Rodrigo Cortes discuss the new thriller ‘Red Lights.’
“Sundance Review: ‘Red Lights’ Invites You To Stop, Look & Listen”

“Sundance Review: ‘Red Lights’ Invites You To Stop, Look & Listen”

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

What you see, you can’t believe. What you can’t understand, though, can ultimately be explained. This is the modus operandi for Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and assistant Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), parapsychologists primarily interested in debunking supernatural phenomena. “When I see hoof prints,” she says, “I think of horses, not unicorns.” They work out of […]

“2012 Sundance acquisition roundup: Robots, phone sex workers, virgin poets and more”

“2012 Sundance acquisition roundup: Robots, phone sex workers, virgin poets and more”

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

The big pick-ups at Sundance 2012 At the bustling Sundance Film Festival, it’s hard to keep up with acquisition news, so we’ve devised this handy guide to remind you which film went where. Some of 2012’s big pick-ups include the Robert De Niro film “Red Lights,” the femme-centric thriller “Black Rock,” Bradley Cooper in “The Words,” […]

“Sanity prevails at busy Sundance 2012”

“Sanity prevails at busy Sundance 2012”

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

‘Docile approach’ proves good for biz after wild 2011 Everyone has been keeping their cool, meaning the right films have been going to the right distributors for the right price at Sundance. The consensus at this year’s fest is that sanity has prevailed, with buyers taking care not to overspend and sellers waiting to carefully […]

“Robot Revs Dance Deals”
“Millennium Entertainment turns on ‘Red Lights’ “

“Millennium Entertainment turns on ‘Red Lights’ “

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Bill Lee’s shingle will distrib the De Niro starre PARK CITY, Utah — Millennium Entertainment has “Red Lights” in its sights, as CEO Bill Lee’s distribution company has closed a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Rodrigo Cortes’ paranormal thriller. The twisting psychological thriller from the director of “Buried” premiered Friday night at the jam-packed […]

Do you believe in ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 in CCE Press | No Comments

Before the premiere of “Red Lights,” a movie about paranormal activity, we asked the cast to tell us their thoughts about the metaphysical world. Did your thoughts on paranormal activity change after working on this film? Actor Cillian Murphy: “I guess I had more of an insight, definitely. I read a lot of material on […]

Sundance 2012: ‘Red Lights’

Sundance 2012: ‘Red Lights’

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 in News & Reviews, Reviews | No Comments

After my interview with Rodrigo Cortés’ Red Lights executive producer Cindy Cowan, I was eagerly anticipating this world premiere that had an all-star cast including Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth Olsen, and Toby Jones. Click through for the review. Red Lights is a Sundance film with a lot of mystery surrounding it, and […]

Sundance 2012 Review: RED LIGHTS, from the Director of BURIED

Sundance 2012 Review: RED LIGHTS, from the Director of BURIED

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 in News & Reviews, Reviews | No Comments

Director Rodrigo Cortes lit Sundance 2010 on fire with Buried, and two years later, he’s back with another thriller – one with a much more expanded scope. Red Lights follows veteran paranormal expert Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) as they track strange cases around the country, proving them all […]

Sundance 2012: The 10 Most-Anticipated Films

Sundance 2012: The 10 Most-Anticipated Films

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’ and ‘Red Lights,’ starring Robert De Niro, are among the movies we can’t wait to see. With so many films making their world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, it can be a dizzying task deciding which movies to keep an eye out for later in the year and which […]

"Sundance opens with eye on broken American dreams"
“Picked up Variety’s target titles”

“Picked up Variety’s target titles”

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“Red Lights” “Buried” director Rodrigo Cortes returns to Sundance with a paranormal thriller that reportedly bucks the genre. (UTA) Chicago Tribune via Variety

“Sundance Film Festival 2012’s most anticipated movies”

“Sundance Film Festival 2012’s most anticipated movies”

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

‘Red Lights’ Want to talk about buzz-worthy?  How about a cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Tobey Jones and Craig Roberts (“Submarine”) all under the talented eye of Rodrigo Cortés (“Buried”)?  This thriller about a psychiatrist investigating paranormal activity may feature Weaver’s best role in years and could easily be […]

“Sundance 2012: Six Story lines to watch”

“Sundance 2012: Six Story lines to watch”

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“Red light, green light. Rodrigo Cortes had one of the most ballyhooed genre films at Sundance in recent years when “Buried,” the Ryan Reynolds-starrer about a man trapped in a coffin, premiered there two years ago. Cortes is back with another conceptual horror movie, a supernatural thriller called “Red Lights.” But will audiences get a […]

"Sundance forecast: Flurry of activity"
“Sundance Curtain Raiser”
Sundance 2012: Warming up

Sundance 2012: Warming up

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

I arrived in Park City last night for my eighth Sundance Festival since 2001, and my first since 2009 (credit my esteemed colleague Kyle Smith’s recent blessed event for keeping him home). While Park City doesn’t seem to have changed much — it was a gorgeous sight this morning with a couple of inches of […]