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HOLLYWOOD TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT LONDON FILM FEST

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Hollywood films have been given short shrift at several leading overseas film festivals in recent years, they dominate the lineup announced today (Wednesday) for this year’s London Film Festival. Of 197 feature films being screened at the festival, which runs from Oct. 13-28, 34 are from the U.S., plus several restored prints of U.S. […]

TILLMAN DOCUMENTARY TO FEATURE UNAIRED NEWS FOOTAGE

August 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Although the broadcast networks and cable news channels are generally reluctant to provide unaired news footage to official investigators and other authorities, the producers of the documentary about the death of former NFL player Pat Tillman in Afghanistan were apparently able to get hold of some damning video that one network chose not to run. […]

MPAA REJECTS APPEAL OF R RATING FOR TILLMAN DOC

August 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The MPAA’s appeals board has rejected The Weinstein Co.’s efforts to overturn an R rating meted out to its upcoming documentary The Tillman Story for “excessive language.” Producer John Battsek and director Amir Bar Lev personally appeared before the panel to make their case that young viewers not only be allowed to see their movie […]

PAT TILLMAN FILM HIT WITH AN R RATING

August 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It’s hard enough to attract audiences for documentary films; it’s even harder when a documentary is hit with an R rating. Well aware of that fact, Harvey Weinstein, who has battled the MPAA’s ratings board over its ratings in the past, is launching a new effort to overturn the R rating handed out by the […]