Specialty Box Office: ‘Bully’ Scores Hefty Punch; ‘The Island President’ Floats

By | Sunday April 1, 2012 @ 12:39pm PDT

Clearly riding solid numbers following its media blitz campaigning against the MPAA’s R rating, Bully opened in five locations, with a hefty $23,000 average, not bad for a small documentary released unrated. Under normal circumstances, going unrated … Read More »

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Samuel Goldwyn’s Toronto Pickup ‘The Island President’ Takes On Urgency After Upheaval In Maldives

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 5:27pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The Island President, the film about Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed and his quest to lobby for reforms that will ease global warming, has taken on a new context for Samuel Goldwyn Films after Nasheed was forced yesterday to resign … Read More »

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‘The Island President’, ‘Solar Mamas’ Take $25K Environmental Award: Sundance

By | Sunday January 22, 2012 @ 4:14pm PST

Sundance Institute announced two winners for its inaugural Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award honoring documentaries that showcase “the connection between sustainability, economic growth and community development.” Jon … Read More »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires US Rights To Toronto Docu ‘The Island President’

By | Monday November 7, 2011 @ 8:22am PST
Mike Fleming

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired US rights to The Island President, the documentary that won the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival. Goldwyn will release the film in February and is hopeful that it will make noise in the Oscar … Read More »

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Toronto: ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ Wins Audience Award, ‘The Raid’ Gets Midnight Madness, ‘Island President’ Wins Docu Prize

Mike Fleming

The 2011 Toronto Film Festival is drawing to a close, and the festival just handed out its prizes. The winners:

Cadillac People’s Choice Award
Nadine Labaki-directed Where Do We Go Now?

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary
Jon Shenk-directed The Island President

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