Peter Weir and ‘The Way Back’ set to enter the race

Posted by · 10:19 am · October 5th, 2010

Good news for Peter Weir fans.  I’m hearing a press release announcing that the Aussie director’s first film in seven years will be given a fighting chance in this year’s film awards season is imminent. The film, of course, is “The Way Back.” Newmarket Films was announced as the distributor on opening day of this […]

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TELLURIDE: Newmarket picks up ‘Way Back’ for Jan. release

Posted by · 5:20 pm · September 2nd, 2010

I have to say, if Newmarket Films isn’t planning an Oscar qualifying run in December for “The Way Back” (and nothing in the release or news stories indicates that it’s in the cards), then it’s quickly off the table as a must-see in the early stages of Telluride.  I’ll see it, mind you (I’ve been […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Festival pick-ups, the season’s fetes and the PGA’s 10

Posted by · 8:12 pm · September 25th, 2009

• We wrapped up Toronto as Lee Daniels’s “Precious” took the festival’s audience award, putting it on a solid track for Oscar. • We got a look at the first trailer for “Harry Brown,” which may or may not be an awards film for actor Michael Caine.  John, you’ll recall, isn’t feeling it. • We […]

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Newmarket nabs ‘Creation’ for December release

Posted by · 12:27 pm · September 24th, 2009

The press release, in part: Newmarket Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to director Jon Amiel’s CREATION, a film which focuses on Charles Darwin and his family as he struggles to finish his legendary book “On The Origin of Species,” which went on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology. The screenplay […]

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