Friday, March 30, 2012

Chelsea Director David Gordon Green directs 4 new spots for Chrysler's "Second Half In America" by W+K, Airing this weekend!

Chrysler and W+K, Portland do it again, with 4 new rousing spots directed by David Gordon Green, to air nationally this weekend! If Chrysler's 2:00 minute epic pep talk featuring Clint Eastwood, which aired during Superbowl XLVII was the metaphorical "Halftime In America," then these 4 uplifting new spots are the "Second Half In America." Enjoy, and keep an eye out on a screen near you this weekend!

For more details, check out AdAge's article, here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Alex Gibney's "Catching Hell" Nominated for Outstanding Sports Documentary at 33rd Annual Sports Emmys

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday the nominations for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards, to be hosted April 30th, 2012, and Alex Gibney's ESPN Films documentary, Catching Hell has been nominated for Outstanding Sports Documentary!

Check out the official press release, here.

And the trailer for the film below:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lauren Greenfield's "Beauty Culture" Selected for Tribeca Film Festival

Lauren Greenfield's Documentary Short, Beauty Culture, has been selected to screen at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, as a part of the three film "Triptych" shorts program alongside Dreamscapes dir. by Wolfram Hissen, and Alekesam dir. by Jason Bergh. Thematically, the films truly form a "triptych," delving sequentially  into the subjects of art, music, and physical beauty.

This is the world premiere of Beauty Culture outside of the exhibition of the same name for which it was commissioned that was recently held at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Please check out the official announcement of short films  to be screened at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, here, for more details. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lauren Greenfield's "The Queen of Versailles" to Show at First Ever Sundance London

Lauren Greenfield's new Feature Doc, The Queen of Versailles, which garnered her a Best Directing Award at this year's Sundance in Park City, has been chosen as one amongst a select 14 films to screen at the first ever Sundance London.

Trevor Groth, Sundance Director of Programming told Variety, "We wanted not only a mix of narrative and documentary films, feature and short films, but also films from a variety of sections of our festival in Utah -- Premieres, U.S. Competition and even our New Frontier experimental section."

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said in the Guardian yesterday, "We're a mission-driven organisation, so we are always looking to extend the audience for American independent films. London is the perfect venue. We have a long history with UK films, and probably show more British titles than any other films from outside the US. So there's a natural affinity. But I'm also interested to explore the differences between UK and US independent cinema." He went on to say, "I've been working at Sundance since 1989 and we've obviously seen a lot of changes in that time. But the mission has always stayed the same. It's a festival for artists who are outside the mainstream. Despite all the changes in exhibition and distribution, there is still something great about just getting people together in one place. That's why festivals still matter. It has to happen on a bricks-and-mortar, person-to-person basis. That's where the fresh ideas take root."

The Inaugural Sundance London Film Festival runs from April 26-29 at O2 in London. The 4 day event will begin with appearances by Robert Redford himself, and renowned musician T Bone Burnet. The London iteration of the festival will place a particular emphasis on music as well as film.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Alex Gibney's Commercial Directorial Debut for Gatorade with TBWA\Chiat\Day Featured on Creativity Online

Oscar-Winning Documentarian Alex Gibney's commercial directing debut for Gatorade with TBWA\Chiat\Day is being featured today on Creativity online. The first of the two spots, "Jordan" is highlighted, and clicks through to the second spot in the new campaign, "Lochte."

Please check them out here if you haven't seem them yet: