July 21st, 2014

BFI: The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival

The 58th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators. The film will receive… Read More

May 9th, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter: Take Note, Hollywood: The New Movie Money Is Here

Want film backers with real bona fides? From Russian grocers to Wall Street princes (there’s even the son of the scandal-plagued Sultan of Brunei), there is a fresh crop of high-net-worth individuals with serious designs on the industry. Almost 75 years ago, Howard Hughes spent nearly $4 million of his own money to make Hell’s Angels, upsetting the… Read More

September 7th, 2013

Variety: Toronto: New Canadian Distribution Shingle Inks Deal with Black Bear

Veteran distribution exec Laurie May is launching Canadian distribution company Elevation Pictures at the Toronto Film Festival, it was announced Saturday. The company’s first move is a strategic alliance and output deal with Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures, the Gotham production company behind “Broken City,” the upcoming Robert Redford-starrer “All Is Lost” and Sundance hit… Read More

April 16th, 2013

Deadline Hollywood: Film Arcade And Paramount Team on Sundance Comedy ‘A.C.O.D.’

The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today the acquisition of the breakout Sundance comedy A.C.O.D. The Film Arcade will release the film theatrically throughout North America and Paramount Home Media Distribution will manage domestic home entertainment, television licensing and digital distribution, as well as all international distribution. A.C.O.D., which comedically explores the… Read More

February 12th, 2013

Screen Daily: Black Bear Promotes Ben Stillman, Amanda Greenblatt

Black Bear’s Ben Stillman and Amanda Greenblatt have been promoted to vp and creative executive at the New York-based production and financing company. “I’m beyond appreciative of the creativity, dedication and wisdom Ben and Amanda consistently demonstrate,” said Black Bear founder and principal Teddy Schwarzman. “These promotions are much deserved.” Stillman joined Black Bear as… Read More