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TCA: Amazon Studios And How They’re Winging It With Streaming Series

TCA: Amazon Studios And How They’re Winging It With Streaming SeriesAfter presenting a slew of series panels for its upcoming series and a sizzle reel for its pilots, director of Amazon Studios Roy Price was bombarded with questions by the press at the Beverly Hilton about Amazon Prime‘s avant garde pilot process and overall strategy as a streaming network.

First gripe by the media: There’s no press site up yet to obtain materials, not to mention there’s an approximate, not exact, set of release dates for upcoming shows, i.e. Jill Soloway’s series Transparent drops in late September,  Alpha House in late October, Roman Coppola, Alex Timbers and Jason Schwartzman’s Mozart in the Jungle in December and Amazon’s two dramas, Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After in 2015. Pilots Red Oaks, The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria and Hand of God will be streamed to the site in August.  Amazon’s third pilot process entails their customers voting on what they like before proceeding with a series commitment. Read More »

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Exclusive Featurette: Original Screenplay Oscar Nominee ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 2:39pm PST
Pete Hammond

With a Best Picture nomination from the Producers Guild Of America, one of AFI’s Top Ten Films of the Year  and nominations for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards, BAFTA, WGA Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards (along with Best Feature there too), Director Wes Anderson and his co-writer Roman Coppola are riding high this awards season. Upon posting notices for WGA and Academy members the script , according to Focus Features , has already been downloaded record numbers of times with over 40,000 live views  in just the first few days. Now Focus has created this featurette highlighting the work of the film’s screenplay, a nice shout-out to the film and its writers in recognizing it all starts on the page. See it below.

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A24 Acquires U.S. Rights To ‘A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III’

By | Thursday August 30, 2012 @ 8:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

NEW YORK, NY (August 30, 2012) — A24, a film company focused on distribution, financing and production with headquarters in New York City, announced today that the company has acquired all U.S. rights to Roman Coppola’s A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III. The film was written, directed and produced by Coppola (who co-wrote Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM), and stars Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Patricia Arquette, and co-stars Aubrey Plaza, Katheryn Winnick, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Coppola produced the film with Youree Henley, and the film was executive produced by Michael Zakin and Robert Maron, and features a score by Liam Hayes. A24 will release the film in theaters nationwide in February 2013. Digital entertainment curator FilmBuff will handle all domestic digital distribution.

The film, set in a stylized Los Angeles, is a daring, playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money andcharm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at

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