Gravitas Ventures Lands VOD Rights To Cirque Du Soleil

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 2:19pm PDT

The deal gives Gravitas Ventures the exclusive right to distribute Cirque du Soleil programs via transactional, sub and ad sponsored VOD in North America. The programs will include performance specialsRead More »

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Cirque Du Soleil And UCLA Film School Partner On Student Fellowship Program

By | Thursday March 28, 2013 @ 3:47pm PDT

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) is teaming up with Cirque du Soleil on a multi-year fellowship program for TFT graduate students, it was announced today. Dean Teri Schwartz says the collaboration offers students the … Read More »

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UPDATE: Hollywood & Highland Owner Pledges To Repay $30M LA Loan To Lure ‘IRIS’ To Venue

By | Saturday December 1, 2012 @ 1:15pm PST

UPDATE, 1:15 PM Saturday: Hollywood & Highland and Dolby Theatre owner CIM said today it will continue payments on the $30 million loan provided by Los Angeles city officials to lure Cirque du Soleil to the … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: James Cameron’s ‘Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away’

Paramount‘s Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away has the scope of the group’s live performances covered thanks to the tech contributions of executive producer James Cameron and Vince Pace. Andrew Adamson directed the hybrid concert pic, which is set for a December 21 release.

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OSCARS: Will Monday’s President’s Day Holiday Impact Last-Minute Ballots?

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 5:16pm PST
Pete Hammond

In speaking with various Academy members this week, I have noticed a good number of them had yet to vote. Consider it fair warning that all 5,783 ballots are due back to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 PM Tuesday. Complicating matters this year is that Monday is President’s Day, a national holiday designed to sell mattresses but also a postal holiday. That means ballots mailed after Saturday are not likely to get to those accountants offices until Wednesday — too late to count. Of course, with the Academy’s planned move to electronic voting next year this won’t be a problem in the future. But the snail mail process they still have in effect this year could be. Now if you just can’t decide among Clooney or Pitt or Dujardin or you are perplexed by which film to vote for in the Sound categories, you can conceivably have your ballots dropped off directly to the Pricewaterhouse offices at 350 S. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles on Tuesday before 5 PM.  In years past, consultants have told me anywhere from 100-300 ballots might walk in on the last day. Read More »

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OSCARS: Cirque Du Soleil To Perform

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 8:20am PST

Beverly Hills, CA – Oscar® telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have invited Cirque du Soleil to present a wholly unique and exclusive performance for the 84th Academy Awards, it was announced today. The one-time-only event will feature

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Paramount Acquires Worldwide Rights To Andrew Adamson And James Cameron’s Cirque Du Soleil 3D Feature

By | Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 7:39am PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Paramount Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, the 3D feature that Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia helmer Andrew Adamson wrote and is directing, with James Cameron exec producing and spearheading the 3D. Deadline broke the story that Adamson and Cameron were teaming with Cirque du Soleil in late 2010 on a 3D film. Here is Paramount’s announcement:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 10, 2012) – Paramount Pictures and Cirque du Soleil jointly announced today that the studio has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the Cirque du Soleil 3D feature film entitled “Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away”. Written and directed by Andrew Adamson (“Shrek,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”), and executive produced by Academy Award ® winning filmmaker James Cameron, the 3D film event features artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions. The film was produced by Adamson, Aron Warner, Cirque’s Martin Bolduc and Ed Jones and Cary Granat. Vince Pace oversaw the 3D stereo production aspect of the film.

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Madonna Set For Super Bowl Halftime Show, Will Collaborate With Cirque Du Soleil

By | Sunday December 4, 2011 @ 7:35pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Two months after speculation first started making the rounds, NBC and the NFL tonight confirmed that Madonna will perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI on February 5. Madonna’s set will be created by a team from Cirque … Read More »

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TOLDJA! James Cameron And Andrew Adamson To Make Cirque Du Soleil Feature

Mike Fleming

Deadline revealed Tuesday that Cirque du Soleil had teamed with Andrew Adamson and James Cameron for a 3D feature film that incorporates elements of the Las Vegas shows into narrative features. The principals confirmed it with this press release, which adds some details of their plans:

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Andrew Adamson, James Cameron Team With Cirque Du Soleil On 3D Feature

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Director Andrew Adamson has begun production on an enterprising family-oriented feature film that marries James Cameron’s 3D wizardry with the precision and spectacle of Cirque du Soleil. I’m told the untitled film is a hybrid combining narrative storytelling with … Read More »

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