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Tyler Pukatch

  • Orb Media Group, ScreenCraft Media launch writing fellowship


    EXCLUSIVE: The US-Chinese production company and the screenwriter development platform have launched the Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship.
  • Tribeca Digital Studios, Dick's team up on doc


    Tribeca Digital Studios and The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation are again teaming up with director Judd Ehrlich for another youth-sports focused documentary.
  • BAFTA New York names new CEO, COO


    The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts New York has appointed Julie La’Bassiere and Lisa Harrison as CEO and COO, respectively.
  • Random Media acquires 'The Visit' for North America


    Danish documentarian Michael Madsen’s The Visit premiered in Sundance and chronicles humanity’s first hypothetical meeting with extraterrestrial life. 
  • ScreenCraft, Buffalo8 broaden vision


    ScreenCraft, a Hollywood-based service dedicated to connecting screenwriters with industry insiders, has expanded horizons.
  • Q&A: Vermont College Of Fine Arts


    Earlier this year the Vermont College Of Fine Arts announced the appointment of a host of new faculty members to its new Masters In Film programme. The inaugural class at the school’s Montpelier campus will take place this autumn. Tyler Pukatch pays attention.
  • Far Moor Opens LA Office


    Far Moor Media announced on Monday [29] that it has hired producer and UK industry representative Louisa Spring to open the company’s offices in Los Angeles in light of demand for access to the new UK TV tax credit for high-end television.
  • Cinema Guild lands Cousin Jules


    The Cinema Guild announced on Thursday [25] that it has acquired all distribution rights to a digitally restored version of Dominique Benicheti’s 1972 documentary Cousin Jules.
  • Ariel Vromen, The Iceman


    The director talks to Tyler Pukatch about his inspiration for The Iceman, the key to finding the right cast and his fascination with the real-life assassin.
  • Brandon Cole Joins Vermont Film Faculty


    Top brass at the Vermont College Of Fine Arts announced Wednesday [10] the appointment of screenwriter and playwright Brandon Cole to the faculty of the school’s brand new film MFA [master of fine arts] programme.
  • Ghosts gears up for Apr 15 start  


    Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton and Jake Abel will star in The American Film Company’s WWII thriller, set to begin shooting on Apr 15 in Mexico.
  • CinemaCon to honour Lin


    The Fast Five director Justin Lin will receive the CinemaCon Director Of The Year Award in Las Vegas on Apr 18, convention managing director Mitch Neuhauser announced on Tuesday [9]
  • Academy Museum to bear Geffen name


    The Academy’s in-the-works Museum Of Motion Pictures will be called the David Geffen Theater in recognition of a recent $25m pledge from the David Geffen Foundation.
  • Roger Rabbit goes digital at 25


    Robert Zemeckis reminisces
  • Regal responds to demand for Girl Rising


    The Regal Entertainment Group announced on Friday [5] that the online demand-driven documentary Girl Rising will make encore showings in Regal and Regal-owned United Artists and Edwards Theatres sites across the US from Apr 19-25.
  • Weeping Spring to open IFF


    The 27th annual Israel Film Festival will take place between Apr 18 and May 2 in Beverly Hills, festival founder and executive director Meir Fenigstein announced on Thursday [Apr 4].
  • Twenty Feet to open Montclair


    The second annual Montclair Film Festival has completed its programming schedule, festival artistic director Thom Powers and executive director Raphaela Neihausen announced on Thursday [Apr 4].
  • IFTA confirms conference plans


    The Independent Film & Television Alliance’s 14th annual conference, Embracing The Small Screen: How Independents Are Defining Their Future in Television and Digital Media, will take place on Apr 19 in Beverly Hills.
  • Monterey Media acquires Between Us


    Monterey Media announced on Tuesday [2] that it had acquired US and Canadian rights to the dark comedy.
  • Starbuck: Ken Scott, Patrick Huard


    Ken Scott, director of sperm donor comedy Starbuck, speaks about the forthcoming US remake and actor Patrick Huard reflects on the success of the original.
  • CinemaCon to honour Melissa McCarthy


    The star of Identity Thief will receive the CinemaCon Female Star Of The Year Award in Las Vegas on Apr 18, it was announced on Wednesday [27] by convention managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
  • Artsploitation acquires Animals


    EXCLUSIVE: Artsploitation Films has acquired North American and UK theatrical, TV, VoD, Digital and DVD rights to the Spanish fantasy drama Animals.
  • Phil McNally, Dreamworks Animation


    The self-proclaimed “Captain of 3D” talks to Tyler Pukatch about Dreamworks’ plans for the inaugural 3D Creative Summit at the BFI in London from March 27-28.
  • CinemaCon lifetime award for Ford


    Harrison Ford will receive the CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Apr 18.
  • Full Frame announces lineup, opener


    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced on Thursday [7] the full programme of its 16th edition including Apr 4 opening night screening Gideon’s Army.
  • Full Moon launches Grindhouseflix


    US-based Full Moon Features has entered the VoD sector with the announcement on Tuesday [5] that it was launching the streaming service Grindhouseflix for rare B-movies with the premiere of Ooga Booga.
  • James Franco blasts Australian Classification Board over ban


    In the wee hours of Monday [4] morning, James Franco, perhaps already the industry gold standard for straight actors defending gay rights, posted a video online blasting the Australian Classification Board for banning pal Travis Mathews’ LGBT film, I Want Your Love, from the Melbourne and Sydney LGBT festivals.
  • Screenvision Renews With ReelzChannel


    Cinema advertiser Screenvision has extended its partnership with cable channel ReelzChannel.
  • DIFF unveils first ten films


    The Dallas Film Society announced on Thursday [28] the first ten films chosen to screen at the 7th annual Dallas International Film Festival.
  • Resnais, Pialat in COL•COA honour


    The City Of Lights, City Of Angels film festival announced on Wednesday [27] preliminary programming for its upcoming 17th edition.
  • First Time Fest fetes Aronofsky


    The First Time Fest is set to debut in Gramercy Park in New York City on Mar 1 and continue until Mar 4.
  • Cinema Guild takes French trio


    The Cinema Guild announced on Thursday [21] that it has acquired DVD, digital, TV and non-theatrical rights to three French titles from fledgling Distrib Films.
  • Austin First Stop For Slamdance


    The 17th Slamdance On The Road tour will begin on Mar 2 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.
  • Italia-Film to fete Django


    Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz and Franco Nero are to be honuored on Tuesday evening [19] by the 8th Annual Los Angeles Italia-Film, Fashion and Art Fest at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • Panorama buys It Came From Yesterday


    Panorama Entertainment announced Tuesday [19] it has secured North American rights to the sci-fi horror film It Came From Yesterday.
  • Hamilton joins RealD ranks


    The global 3D specialist announced on Thursday [14] the appointment of Minard Hamilton to evp of mobile and consumer.
  • Industry seeks audio rules


    The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Union Internationale Des Cinémas (UNIC) issued on Tuesday [12] two proposals to deliver immersive sound to exhibitors.
  • Fox Hill Options Damnation Street


    Fox Hill Productions has optioned feature rights to Andrew Klavan’s neo-noir thriller trilogy based on the books Dynamite Road, Shotgun Alley and Damnation Street.
  • Area 23a lines up hybrid release for Silver Circle


    The event-based distributor will premiere the animated thriller on Mar 22 in New York ahead of theatrical expansion to major markets and a series of special event screenings.
  • Cinedigm and NATO team for digital drive-in push


    Cinedigm and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced yesterday that they are joining forces to bring digital technology to drive-in movie theatres.
  • Legend3D secures $8m funding


    Visual effects and conversion company Legend3D announced this week [Feb 4] that it had closed an $8m Series B Preferred Stock offering.
  • David Fierson earns senior stripes at Alcon Entertainment


    Co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson have promoted the executive to general counsel and evp of business affairs.