Here are some images from the Star trek Into Darkness Premiere held in London on Thursday May 2nd.
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Sundance London Announces Talks and Music Performances for ‘The Festival Hub’ at The O2
The O2, 9 April 2013 — Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of talks and music performances that will take place in The Festival Hub at the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2. Located under Cineworld at The O2, admission to The Hub is open to all Sundance London pass and ticket holders 18 and older, subject to capacity.
The Hub Talks were programmed by Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as by Sundance London partners the British Music Experience, Film London and Kickstarter. Music performances were curated by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in association with Gibson.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “We created The Hub as a hangout for our invited artists and London audiences to discuss their love of film and music. These talks and musical performances, open to all Sundance London pass and ticket holders, add to the experience of the festival in exciting ways.”
Tickets for all Sundance London films, panels and music performances are now on sale at www.sundance-london.com. Music performers include Peaches, Gregg Allman and John Paul White of The Civil Wars, and British Sea Power. The film programme, made up of 21 feature films and nine short films, includes the International, European or UK premieres of films from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, including several award winners. For more information visit www.sundance-london.com or follow @SundancefestUK on Twitter.
FILM EVENT NEWS (UK): VINTAGE TRAILERS HIT THE BIG SCREEN
NIGHT OF THE TRAILERS PRESENTS
AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL VINTAGE 35MM TRAILERS
AT THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA, LONDON, 9PM, WED 10TH APRIL, 2013.
Night Of The Trailers 35MM Edition bring madness, mayhem and cinematic nostalgia back to the big screen at London’s home of cult films: The Prince Charles Cinema.
Presented by Alex Kidd, this 40-minute compilation of 35MM vintage trailers and rarely-seen adverts from the 70s and 80s includes GET CRAZY (1983), a chaotic music comedy, unlike anything else you’ve ever seen before.
Alex Kidd said today: “As Night Of the Trailers, I’ve been bringing London the best in obscure film trailers over the last few years, including providing trailer mayhem at Film4 FrightFest, and my own trailer events at venues throughout London. But nothing can prepare you for this event!”.
TICKETS £6.50 / MEMBERS £4 – AVAILABLE FROM THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA BOX OFFICE AND VIA WWW.PRINCECHARLESCINEMA.COM
Live theatre stunt first of its kind in the City
Staged to mark the release of British action film The Sweeney on Blu-ray and DVD
London, 22nd January: In blizzard-like conditions on Sunday January 20th, cops and robbers clashed in a dramatic car chase in the City of London.
In streets that are usually quiet after the hustle and bustle of the City stills for the weekend, the peace was disturbed by the screeching of car tyres, fists and faces clashing, and shouts of “you’re nicked” as the incredible action unfolded.
Staged and filmed to mark the Blu-ray and DVD release of British action flick The Sweeney, three violent and dangerous criminals were hunted down by the flying squad after they raided a bank, in the first live theatre stunt of its kind to be performed and filmed in City streets.
The robbers were trying to get their hands on Limited Edition Sweeney merchandise and DVDs, which was being held under lock and key at Lloyds TSB bank before its release on Monday.
Initially having thought they’d got away with the heist, the robbers were soon being pursued by The Sweeney – with both vehicles speeding and sliding through the City streets. The action came to a climax as The Sweeney apprehended the robbers.
Ashleigh Jones, who won a starring role in the stunt as one of The Sweeney, said: “Despite the weather it is up there with one of my favourite days ever – and I love the final cut of the Sweeney Heist!”
Stephanie Don, Product Manager for The Sweeney, said: “The release of The Sweeney on Blu-ray and DVD gave us the perfect opportunity to go out “all guns blazing” and stage a quintessentially London car chase stunt against the backdrop of the Metropolitan Police Station. Everyone involved gave a huge effort, that resulted in some fantastic footage that really captures the adrenaline-fuelled themes of the film.”
An adrenaline-pumping UK action blockbuster that took cinema audiences by storm, The Sweeney, a 21st Century update of the original TV series, follows Regan (Ray Winstone) and Carter (Ben Drew) as they navigate London’s criminal underworld. Out on Blu-ray and DVD now, it’s the “Best British action movie in years” according to The Sun.
Tearing up the streets of London, D.I. Jack Regan (Ray Winstone)and his partner George Carter(Ben Drew) from the Flying Squad have their own way of operating, and when an old enemy makes a re-appearance on the London crime scene, they will do whatever it takes to get the job done. Directed by Nick Love (The Firm), The Sweeney is a stylish, exhilarating action thriller also starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger)
Tonight sees the premier of Netflix Original Series House of Cards, the new political drama staring Kevin Spacey and produced by David Fincher.
House of Cards will premiere tonight, January 17th at the London Odeon, Leicester Square and will be available only on Netflix, from February 1st.
The premiere will be attended by cast members Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara as well as creator David Fincher and writer Beau Willimon
Netflix in association with The Old Vic, presents this first viewing of this Original Netflix Series, House of Cards staring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara in this thrilling political drama about power, deceit, love, drugs, greed and the Whitehouse.
In this original series from David Fincher, we follow Congressman Francis Underwood (Spacey) as he navigates his way through the shadowy world of greed, sex, corruption and politics in modern day D.C.
The UK premiere will benefit The Old Vic, London.
DISNEY TRANSFORMS LONDON STREET INTO 80’S COMPUTER GAME TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF WRECK-IT RALPH
UNIQUE STREET ART INCLUDES PIXELATED LONDON TAXI, POSTBOX, TREE AND DIGITAL PIGEONS!
London, Friday January 11 2013 – Head to East London this weekend and you’re in for an arcade inspired treat. Disney has transformed one iconic street into an 80′s video game. “8 Bit Lane” in London’s Brick Lane has been created to celebrate the release of Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph, a hilarious new arcade-game-hopping animated adventure in UK cinemas from February 8th. The public will experience an 8 bit London taxi, postbox, pigeon, tree, clouds, CCTV camera, and leaking water pipe.
8 Bit Lane will also showcase the world’s first blipp-able building using Blippar’s visual discovery app. When Wreck-It Ralph fans ‘blipp’ The Nicelanders house on the wall, the house will emerge in 3D and they will be invited to play a game featuring Ralph himself.
8 Bit Lane is open to the public from today until Sunday night. Find 8 Bit Lane at The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Visiting 8 Bit Lane this weekend? Tweet your pictures including #8BITLANE
Disney engaged renowned film production sculptor Aden Hynes to create the bespoke pieces of art. “My whole life has become somewhat pixilated over the last month, I played 8 bit games as a teenager,
so it was great to realise that vision in three dimensions.” Says Aden, “In many ways the retro styling has much more charm than the hyper reality of today, I’ve never been asked to make an 8 Bit taxi before!”
“Wreck-It Ralph” takes moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in which Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly)—tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game—sets off on a quest to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
“Wreck-It Ralph” features cameos from both classic and modern real-life games. Lending their voices, among others, are Roger Craig Smith (Ezio from franchise “Assassin’s Creed”) as Sonic the Hedgehog, and from “Street Fighter”—Reuben Langdon (“Street Fighter”) as Ken, Kyle Hebert (“Street Fighter”) as Ryu, and Gerald Rivers (“Street Fighter”) as M. Bison.
Like Ralph on Facebook: facebook.com/WreckItRalph. Follow Disney on Twitter: @DisneyUK
The 2013 EE Rising Star Award – Nominees
• The EE Rising Star Award is the only award at the EE British Academy Film Awards to be voted for by the British public
• Previous winners include: James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy and Adam Deacon
• The winner will be announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony on Sunday 10 February 2013
• Nominees were selected by an influential group of jurors including Pippa Harris, Deputy Chairman of BAFTA’s Film Committee, director Kevin Macdonald, actor Benedict Cumberbatch and film critic Mark Kermode
• Voting is now open to the public at ee.co.uk/bafta
London, 7 January 2013: On Monday, at BAFTA’s HQ, Pippa Harris, the chair of the award jury and Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, announced the hotly anticipated nominations for the EE Rising Star Award 2013. The nominations represent five actors and actresses who are destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema. The award celebrates actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and who have the potential to be cinema stars of the future. The nominees for 2013 are:
• ELIZABETH OLSEN At 17, Elizabeth moved to New York to study acting at the Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating she took Sundance by storm in 2011 when she appeared in not one but two of the most highly praised films in the festival: Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. Most recently Elizabeth has completed production on the Spike Lee directed remake of Oldboy, opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin.
Commenting on her nomination, Elizabeth said “Being considered for this award is a huge honour. So many actors whom I admire have been recognized in this category and I’m very thankful to BAFTA and the jury for selecting me.”
• ANDREA RISEBOROUGH Andrea graduated from RADA in 2005 and quickly began to accumulate critical acclaim and awards for her stage and screen work. She made her film debut in Roger Michell’s Venus. Roles in Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock and Mike Leigh’s comedy-drama Happy Go Lucky soon followed. Andrea has also starred as both a young Margaret Thatcher in Margaret Thatcher –The Long Walk to Finchley and Wallis Simpson in W.E. She recently finished filming opposite Tom Cruise in Oblivion, which will be released in April.
Andrea said: “To even be counted amongst this, and the last seven years’ rising star nominees feels utterly phenomenal! BAFTA nurtures new talent throughout the international film community so I am so very grateful to be given this fantastic opportunity, and look forward to us celebrating the kind recognition together.”
• SURAJ SHARMA Until recently 19 year old Suraj was living a quiet, middle class life with his parents in the suburbs of South Delhi. But, after an extensive search throughout India, Suraj was picked from 3,000 hopefuls to star in director Ang Lee’s 3D epic, Life of Pi. Before taking on the role, Suraj had no previous acting experience. The director had complete faith in his young lead, describing Suraj as a “gift from god” and a “great actor in a past life”.
• JUNO TEMPLE In just a few years, Juno Temple has firmly established herself as one of the most versatile and talented young actresses in Hollywood. Her breakthrough arrived when she won the role of Cate Blanchett’s rebellious, brooding daughter in Notes on a Scandal. This led to her appearance in the BAFTA- and Oscar-winning Atonement, opposite Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan. Since then a variety of well received film roles have followed, most recently opposite Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch in the darkly comic Killer Joe.
Juno commented: “I’m extremely honoured to be nominated by BAFTA for this award and the fact the winner is voted for by the public makes it all the more exciting.”
• ALICIA VIKANDER Swedish born Alicia trained with The Royal Swedish Ballet for nine years before dedicating herself to acting. After appearing in several shorts and Swedish TV shows, she made her big-screen debut in Lisa Langseth’s Pure. 2012 saw Alicia burst onto the international scene with two major roles: Anna Karenina opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law and the period drama A Royal Affair with Mads Mikkelsen. Recently Alicia has starred in the Warner Bros. feature The Seventh Son.
Alicia said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be nominated for this year’s EE Rising Star Award and would like to thank the jury for short-listing me. 2012 was an amazing year for me and I want to thank everyone who has supported me in my career to date.”
EE’s accolade for up and coming talent is the only award at the EE British Academy Film Awards to be voted for by the public. Voting is now open at no cost at ee.co.uk/bafta. The winner will be announced at the star-studded EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February 2013.
Now in its eighth year, the award has set a standard for identifying talent destined for future movie stardom. Previous winners include James McAvoy in 2006, Eva Green in 2007, Shia LaBeouf in 2008, Noel Clarke in 2009, Kristen Stewart in 2010, Tom Hardy in 2011, 2012’s nominees were Chris Hemsworth, Chris O’Dowd, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and eventual winner Adam Deacon.
The EE Rising Star Award jury’s role was to select a shortlist of five nominees from the hundreds of submissions made by the BAFTA membership and film industry figures. All nominees must have had at least one film released in the current awards year, 1 January to 31 December 2012.
The jury for the award featured a raft of leading figures from across the film industry including jury chair Pippa Harris, Deputy Chairman of BAFTA’s Film Committee and producing partner of Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, Jarhead), Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void), actor Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Sherlock), film critic Mark Kermode and casting director Nina Gold (The King’s Speech, Prometheus).
The award was created in honour of Mary Selway, the highly respected BAFTA-winning casting director whose career spanned three decades and over ninety films before she died in 2004. She worked with notable directors such as Steven Spielberg, Roman Polanski, Clint Eastwood and Ridley Scott, contributing to the creation of some of the silver screen’s most memorable characters.
Pippa Harris, EE Rising Star award jury chair and Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, said: “This year the quality of emerging acting talent has been just incredible and the jury had a very tough job selecting the short list. It’s great that the EE Rising Star Award gives the general public the opportunity to champion their film stars of the future and I can’t wait to see who they vote their winner for 2013.”
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: “We are incredibly proud to continue to partner with BAFTA to celebrate the very best in up and coming talent. Film is very important to EE, and by supporting the Rising Star Award we want to continue building on its great reputation as a credible and coveted accolade in the film industry. Best of luck to all of this year’s nominees.”
The official hashtag for the award is #EERisingStar and the ceremony hashtag is #EEBAFTAs, EE’s Twitter handle is @EE.
For more information on the EE Rising Star Award go to ee.co.uk/bafta