Fest “Films With Highest Wanna-see From Buyers: Mike Fleming On 2012 Sundance”

Fest “Films With Highest Wanna-see From Buyers: Mike Fleming On 2012 Sundance”

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

Here is the second part of my 2012 Sundance opener as the festival gets underway Thursday. The first part was : Deals Will Come But Film Buyers Wary Of Overpaying. Here are the Sundance films that have the highest wanna-see from buyers I spoke with: “… RED LIGHTS – Writer-Director: Rodrigo Cortés, Cast: Cillian Murphy, […]

“25 Sundance Films We’re Looking Forward To”

“25 Sundance Films We’re Looking Forward To”

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

15. RED LIGHTS The Category: Premieres The Sundance Synopsis: “Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become […]

“Sundance 2012 Preview: Premieres & Spotlight”

“Sundance 2012 Preview: Premieres & Spotlight”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Our Park City Preview Week rolls on with more movies from Sundance. We’ve previously brought you a look at the dramatic competition films and the fest’s documentaries. Today we turn our attention to the big names taking center stage in the Premieres and Spotlight sections. Here’s a look at a few of the films that […]

“Advance buzz at Sundance? Experts reveal their favorites”

“Advance buzz at Sundance? Experts reveal their favorites”

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Buzz, the ever-elusive quality that makes or breaks a movie at the Sundance Film Festival, means different things to different people. For Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, who writes for BoxOffice magazine, it’s rating movies based on their marketability, and whether they will score a deal from distributors. (Her top three picks in that regard are the […]

By the Numbers: Producing Indie Films

By the Numbers: Producing Indie Films

Posted by on Dec 25, 2011 in News & Reviews | No Comments

As big budget filmmaking has gone through wholesale changes in the past 20 years, so has the way indie films are optioned, produced and ultimately marketed to the world at large. The evolution of the blockbuster mentality, which reared its head in the 1970s and had completely taken hold by the early 2000s, has changed […]

Sundance announces Premieres lineup

Sundance announces Premieres lineup

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Stephen Frears, Spike Lee pics to bow at fest; documentaries also announced Fifteen world-premiere titles from filmmakers including Stephen Frears, Julie Delpy and Spike Lee are set to screen next month in Sundance’s Premieres section, which, for the first time in recent memory, will feature not a single pic with distribution already in place. “It’s […]

“Red Lights” gets the Green Light

“Red Lights” gets the Green Light

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Scheduled For 2011 In Spain Cillian Murphy will star alongside Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro in Red Lights, a psychological thriller written, directed and produced by Rodrigo Cortes. Adrian Guerra and his Barcelona-based Versus Entertainment are also producers on the project. Parlay Films has acquired international rights (excluding Spain and South Korea) and is […]

“Red Lights” gets sales greenlight

“Red Lights” gets sales greenlight

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in News & Reviews | No Comments

But producers won’t offer it to U.S. until complete The producers of helmer Rodrigo Cortes’ paranormal thriller “Red Lights,” starring Robert de Niro and Sigourney Weaver, are holding off on a U.S. deal until it’s complete — but Santa-Monica-based Parlay Films has already inked a slew of deals. Pic has sold to Canada and the […]

“De Niro, Weaver dig ‘Buried’ director”

“De Niro, Weaver dig ‘Buried’ director”

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Helmer Rodrigo Cortes to lense ‘Red Lights’ in February Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver are attached to star in psychological thriller “Red Lights,” Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes’ follow-up to “Buried.” “Lights” turns on a psychologist, played by Weaver, and her assistant whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate a world- renowned psychic […]

“THE LOOK Adds Television Veteran Ira Kurgan to its Board of Advisors”

“THE LOOK Adds Television Veteran Ira Kurgan to its Board of Advisors”

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in News & Reviews | No Comments

THE LOOK Adds Television Veteran Ira Kurgan to its Board of Advisors THE LOOK Adds Television Veteran Ira Kurgan to its Board of Advisors LOS ANGELES, California (September 29, 2010) – THE LOOK Founder & CEO Alan Mruvka announced today that veteran media and television executive, Ira Kurgan, has joined the Board of Advisors for THE LOOK, […]

“Fifty Dead Men Walking” Review

“Fifty Dead Men Walking” Review

Posted by on Aug 21, 2009 in News & Reviews, Reviews | No Comments

The decibels, energy and overall quality are high in “Fifty Dead Men Walking,”…

“Fifty Dead Men Walking” Review

“Fifty Dead Men Walking” Review

Posted by on Aug 18, 2009 in News & Reviews, Reviews | No Comments

NEW YORK — The decibels, energy and overall quality are high in writer-director Kari Skogland’s “Fifty Dead Men Walking,” her supremely well-made, highly stylized, graphic tale of Northern Ireland’s “Troubles” in the late 1980s. Upscale audiences should respond to her film, loosely based on Martin McGartland’s account of his perilous stint as an Irish Republican […]

“Prime Time Prime Product”

“Prime Time Prime Product”

Posted by on Mar 22, 1996 in CCE Press, News & Reviews, Reviews | No Comments

Graham King and his partner Cindy Cowan established Initial Entertainment just twelve months ago. In Conversation with Elspeth Tavares, he reflects on the “luck” element in the company’s quick success, but points to the value of knowledge, contacts, and the firm determination to keep the company’s goals within the status of theatrical films, with an accurate eye on the worldwide prime TV marketplace.

“All the Right Elements”

“All the Right Elements”

Posted by on Jan 22, 1996 in CCE Press, News & Reviews | No Comments

Initial may have had a quite Cannes, but now all the elements are in place, it’s taken off, with successes such as HBO blockbuster “If These Walls Could Talk.”

"Indie Sea Change"