AFM 2011: Chuck Norris classics GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK and THE OCTAGON make comeback

GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK movie poster | ©American Cinema Releasing

While many people are excited by the new product on display at 2011’s American Film Market, sometimes it’s classic titles making a comeback that gain considerable buzz. Case in point Gorilla Pictures which recently made a deal to get three classic Chuck Norris films back into distribution after languishing in the vaults for many years. GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK, THE OCTAGON and A FORCE OF ONE are the early 1980s classics that put Norris on the map, and Gorilla has made a five-picture Action Pack (including FORCE: FIVE and ACAPULCO GOLD – two additional films not starring Norris) that they’ve […]Read On »

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AFM 2011: It’s all in the name for ESCAPING THE RUSH filmmaker Brian J. De Palma

ESCAPING THE RUSH storyboard | ©2011 Brian J. De Palma

Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it helps when your name is Brian De Palma – that is Brian J. De Palma. The independent filmmaker was at the American Film Market 2011 pre-selling his film ESCAPING THE RUSH and says that having a similar name to CARRIE director Brian De Palma hasn’t totally hurt him over the years. “It sometimes gets people on the phone or they think it’s him joking around,” says De Palma. “I don’t know if it hurts or helps at all – it’s just a talking point sometimes.” Ten minutes of ESCAPING THE RUSH is complete and it […]Read On »

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AFM 2011: THE LAST DRAGON star Taimak reunites with his co-star with I’VE SEEN THINGS

Taimak in I'VE SEEN THINGS | ©2011 Taimak

At the AMERICAN FILM MARKET 2011, writer-director and action star Taimak (aka Taimak Guarriello) was introducing buyers to a brand new film of his called I’VE SEEN THINGS which reunites him with his THE LAST DRAGON co-star Leo O’Brien The film has 35 minutes completed as a show reel and Guarriello was encouraged by friend Joel Eisenberg at EMO Films to come out to the AFM and meet distributors about potential completion funds. The experience has been a positive one for the filmmaker. “We did it on a small budget and I did basically everything,” says Guarriello. “Now it’s at […]Read On »

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AFM 2011 Breaking News: The scoop on Dario Argento’s DRACULA 3D

Dario Argento's DRACULA 3D | ©2011 Film Export Group

Many have dipped into the Bram Stoker well in re-inventing the classic   fable, but now giallo master Dario Argento is taking his bite out of the vampire legend with his latest film – DRACULA 3D The film, shot in stereoscopic 3D, was teased to potential AMERICAN FILM MARKET buyers this year with a 30-minute show reel, and it definitely created a large amount of buzz at the 2011 event. With a look and feel of the old Hammer Films, this DRACULA features many of Argento’s stables – hardcore gore, sexy femmes and an unmistakable shooting style. Producer Roberto Di […]Read On »

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AFM 2011: It’s V for Victory Angel films at the AFM

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Every year at the American Film Market, which is held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel, new companies try to come up with a slightly altered business models to grow while also rewarding the filmmakers whose films they’re selling. Victory Angel Films is no different – spearheaded by filmmaker Brian Skiba, who created Victory Angel Films with the intent to find a way to navigate through the foreign market place without having to go to other foreign distribution channels. “We started off six or seven years ago as filmmakers and we had a movie that we knew […]Read On »

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AFM 2011 News: RUSH helmer Ron Howard attends Day 1 of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET

Ron Howard attends AMERICAN FILM MARKET 2011 - Day 1/ ©2011 Getty Images/Alexandra Wyman - used by permission

AMERICAN FILM MARKET 2011 kicked off in Santa Monica, CA yesterday for Day 1 of the annual market where foreign and domestic buyers and sellers convene to make deals on past, present and future films. The star wattage though has gotten even bigger in the last couple of years with director/producer Ron Howard making an appearance this year to promote and raise awareness of his new Formula 1 racing movie RUSH. Howard appeared with Exclusive Media Group co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair, and Guy East and Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver to talk about the film to potential buyers. Alex Walton, President of […]Read On »

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