IS THE FILM FESTIVAL PANEL SYSTEM FLAWED OR BROKEN? INTRODUCING FILM IN 140…

Is the film festival panel system too slow for the speed of the conversation nowadays? Is the system too skewed in favor of older ideas and models, and not open to newer exchanges of ideas? Introducing Film in 140, a bi-monthly panel series held live online via Twitter…



Posted on September 22, 2010 by

MAGNET RELEASING ATTRACTS “13 ASSASSINS”

Magnet Releasing has snatched up the U.S. rights to Takashi Miike’s latest, “13 Assassins.” The film recently played the Venice and Toronto film festivals, and is the current closing night film of the 2010 Fantastic Fest (which gets underway this week)…



Posted on September 22, 2010 by

SEVERIN FILMS TO RELEASE ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’S UNCUT “SANTA SANGRE” ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

Boasting over 5 hours of bonus material, Severin Films will release Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Santa Sangre” uncut on Blu-ray and DVD on January 25, 2011…



Posted on September 20, 2010 by

“BIRTH OF SEPARATION” WORLD PREMIERE AT PHILLY F/M FEST, PRESENTED BY PUFF, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

If you’re in the Philly area and have little to do this weekend, indie film “Birth of Separation” will be getting its World Premiere this Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9:30pm as part of the Philly F/M Fest. The screening with take place at Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theater in Center City, and is presented by the Philadelphia Underground Film Festival (PUFF)…



Posted on September 20, 2010 by

TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES DOCUMENTARY FUND

The Tribeca Film Institute announced today the TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, offering more than $100,000 in fellowships and grants for applicable documentary film projects…



Posted on September 15, 2010 by

“WINNEBAGO MAN” DOES EVERYONE A KINDNESS IN NOVEMBER

The critically-acclaimed documentary, “Winnebago Man,” will be getting its DVD release on November 2nd, 2010…



Posted on September 15, 2010 by

DE NIRO AND PACINO TOGETHER AGAIN? SO WHAT!?!

De Niro and Pacino potentially in a movie together? Why am I not excited? Two word answer: “Righteous Kill”…



Posted on September 14, 2010 by

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER GOES TO PRINT WEEKLY; DIGITAL DAILY

The New York Times is reporting that the formerly daily print magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, is going to switch things up by going to print only once-a-week…



Posted on September 13, 2010 by

ITALIAN PRESS SAYS “TARANTIN-OH NO!” IN WAKE OF VENICE FEST AWARDS

The real problem here seems to be the fact that the high opinion of award winning films was just not shared by the Italian press and, therefore, something must be wrong, right?



Posted on September 13, 2010 by

“SWEETHEARTS OF THE PRISON RODEO” ON THEATRICAL RELEASE TOUR THIS FALL

The latest documentary from “Okie Noodling” filmmaker Bradley Beasley, “Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo,” will be coming to at least 15 cities and correctional facilities, hopefully near you, this Fall…



Posted on September 9, 2010 by

THE GREATEST MOVIE THEATER IN THE WORLD NOW HAS A DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

As if this month’s Fantastic Fest couldn’t keep him busy enough, Tim League and his Alamo Drafthouse, easily the world’s greatest movie theater, have not only announced their own distribution company, Drafthouse Films, but they’ve also announced that they will be releasing the eagerly awaited, festival circuit favorite “Four Lions” as their first film…



Posted on September 9, 2010 by

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON FANS TO PREVIEW THIS SUNDAY IN LOS ANGELES

“The Way He Makes Them Feel,” a documentary film about Michael Jackson fans, will be having a number of preview screenings this Sunday, August 29, 2010, at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles…



Posted on August 26, 2010 by

ARE YOU A FILM THREAT?

Are you a filmmaker? Are you currently in production and looking for funds via Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or other crowdfunding efforts? Let Film Threat know about your project and, once a week, we’ll showcase one project we deem to be worthy of being a “Certified Film Threat in Progress”…



Posted on July 18, 2010 by

FILM THREAT 25TH ANNIVERSARY PANEL AT THE 2010 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Film Threat will be proudly celebrating our 25th anniversary at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con with a “Why So Critical?” panel Saturday, July 24th at 5:30pm in Room 24ABC at the San Diego Convention Center. Owner and Publisher of Film Threat and FilmThreat.com, Mark Bell, joins founder Chris Gore (Attack of the Show), filmmakers Kevin Smith (Clerks) and Malcolm Ingram (Bear Nation), and former editors Paul Zimmerman (Femme Fatales) and David E. Williams (Film Threat Video Guide) in a celebration of 25 years of independent and underground film insanity as seen through the eyes of Film Threat…



Posted on July 1, 2010 by

JOHN LASSETER CO-DIRECTING “CARS 2″?

This is only news when you consider that you’ve all been put on notice that the weakest of all Pixar films, “Cars,” is getting a sequel. I’d be more impressed with this information if Lasseter didn’t also direct the original film; in my book, Lasseter’s involvement is not a vote of confidence in the sequel…



Posted on June 24, 2010 by

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