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"THE NEW WILDERNESS" nominated for Dutch Oscars

"THE NEW WILDERNESS", the amazing feature documentary that sold over 750.000 tickets at the Dutch box office in 2013 and finished in sixth place overall that year, has been nominated for the "Rembrands", the Dutch Oscars. This is the first time ever that a feature documentary is competing with fictional movies for "Best Dutch Movie of the Year"!

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"CLOSED SEASON" wins Audience Award

"CLOSED SEASON" by Franziska Schlotterer wins Audience Award at the 2014 Philadelphia Jewish Film Fest in Pennsylvania/USA.
Receiving an average rating of 4.7 out of 5, CLOSED SEASON has won the 2014 PJFF's Audience Award!
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"CLOSED SEASON" wins Audience Award

"CLOSED SEASON" by Franziska Schlotterer wins the Audience Award at the 2014 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival in California/USA.

"YELLOW" at the Florida Film Festival

"YELLOW" by Nick Cassavetes is reviewed by Andrew Coffin at the 2014 Florida Film Festival
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'GIRL ON A BICYCLE' wins Sedona Film Festival

'GIRL ON A BICYCLE', Jeremy Leven's romantic comedy, has been awarded with the "Director's Choice Award" as "Best Comedy - Feature" at the 2014 Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona.
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Oscar winner Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor / director Maximilian Schell, brother of famous actress Maria Schell and godfather of Angelina Jolie, died February 1st, 2014 in a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria. He was 83. Read more here

Wagner nominated for German Critic's Prize 2013

Hans-Joachim Wagner, star of Franziska Schloetterer's strong emotional drama 'CLOSED SEASON', has been nominated for the 2013 German Critic's Prize. The winners will be announced at a formal ceremony during the upcoming Berlin Film Festival on February 10, 2014. The announcement comes on the heels of Brigitte Hobmeier, Wagner's film-wife and co-star, winning the "Best Actress" award at the 35th. Bavarian Film Prize, one of the most sought after awards of the German movie industry.
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"CLOSED SEASON" wins Audience Award in Nantes

"CLOSED SEASON" by Franziska Schlotterer wins the Audience Award at the 2013 Festival du Cinéma Allemand in Nantes, France.

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'CLOSED SEASON'- Hobmeier wins Bavarian Filmprize

Brigitte Hobmeier, star of Franziska Schloetterer's strong emotional drama 'CLOSED SEASON', has won the "Best Actress" award at the 35. Bavarian Filmprize on January 17, 2014. For her gripping performance in "Closed Season", Hobmeier had already won in the same category at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2012.
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'SWEETWATER' reviewed by CINEMA magazine

Germany's leading movie magazine gives four out of five points to 'SWEETWATER'

the gritty revenge story by Logan and Noah Miller, starring January Jones, Ed Harris, Jason Isaacs and Eduardo Noriega received four out of five points in a review by Germany's leading movie magazine:

"Without interrupting the narrative flow, he (Logan Miller) combines eruptions of violence with dialogue about guilt and atonement in best Tarantino-esque manner."
Rating: Four out of Five Points
- Cinema Magazine Germany, January 2014

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Joseph Vilsmaier wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed Director Joseph Vilsmaier wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Munich, November 14, 2013 - German director and cinematographer Joseph Vilsmaier, whose credits include award winning motion pictures such as "Stalingrad", "Autumn Milk", "The Harmonists", "Brother of Sleep" or "Nanga Parbat", has received the Video Champion Lifetime Achievement Award of the German Home Entertainment Industry.

The award was given to Vilsmaier in front of 550 stars and guests during the 14. Entertainment Night at the Westin Grand Hotel in Munich. The event customarily winds up the "Kongress Video Entertainment", the most important annual trade convention of the home entertainment industry in Germany.
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'GIRL ON A BICYCLE' wins Ft. Lauderdale Festival

'GIRL ON A BICYCLE' wins Special Jury Prize at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

Jeremy Leven's romantic comedy "Girl on a Bicycle" has been awarded with the "Special Jury Prize" at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale international Film Festival in Florida.
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'GIRL ON A BICYCLE' at the Ft. Lauderdale Festival

'GIRL ON A BICYCLE' opens at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

Jeremy Leven's romantic comedy "Girl on a Bicycle" is screening in the World Cinema Feature Section at the Ft. Lauderdale international Film Festival in Florida from October 18 - November 11, 2013. Film Critic John Delia reviewed the film for AcedMagazine.com and called it "..a delightful romantic comedy".
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'SWEETWATER' competing in Leiden

'SWEETWATER' is running in competition at the 2013 Leiden international Film Festival

the gritty revenge story by Logan and Noah Miller, starring January Jones, Ed Harris, Jason Isaacs and Eduardo Noriega will be competing at the 2013 Leiden International Film Festival in the Netherlands.
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"YELLOW" wins Best Feature at the Catalina FF

September 22nd, 2013 - "YELLOW" by Nick Cassavetes wins the Best Feature Award at the 2013 Catalina Film Festival.
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The Huffington Post reviews 'CLOSED SEASON'

September 23rd, 2013 - San Francisco based Arts Critic George Heymoth reviews 'CLOSED SEASON', Franziska Schloetterer's strong emotional drama, in the ARTS&CULTURE section of the Huffington Post
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'CLOSED SEASON' at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh

'CLOSED SEASON', Franziska Schloetterer's strong emotional drama has finished runner-up in the "Best International First Feature" category of the 25th Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival.
(9th-14th July 2013)
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'SWEETWATER' competing in Deauville

'SWEETWATER' is running in competition at the 39th Festival du Cinema Américain de Deauville

the gritty revenge story by Logan and Noah Miller, starring January Jones, Ed Harris, Jason Isaacs and Eduardo Noriega will be competing at Deauville (August 30-September 8th, 2013) just prior to it's theatrical release in France on October 9th, 2013.
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'SWEETWATER' at the Fantasy Filmfest in Germany

'SWEETWATER' is shown at the 2013 Fantasy Filmfest in Germany

the Western by Logan and Noah Miller, starring January Jones, Ed Harris, Jason Isaacs and Eduardo Noriega will be shown in seven major cities in Germany during the 2013 Fantasy Filmfest, a competitive Festival in Germany in which the audience choses the winner. (August 20-September 12th, 2013).
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31. Munich Filmfest - YELLOW - Review

'YELLOW' @ Munich Filmfest 2013 Review

All three screenings of Nick Cassavetes' "YELLOW" at the Munich Filmfest (28.6.-6.7.2013) have sold out. Here is a first review (in German):
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31. Munich Filmfest - YELLOW

'YELLOW' screening at the Munich Filmfest 2013

Nick Cassavetes' visually dazzling head-trip "YELLOW" is screening in the Spotlight section of the 31. Munich Filmfest (28.6.-6.7.2013)
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Deadline Hollywood - Girl on a Bicycle

'Girl on a Bicycle' acquired by Monterey Media for U.S. and Canada

Monterey Media has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-director Jeremy Leven’s Girl On A Bicycle, with plans for a fall 2013 release.
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The Hollywood Reporter - A Belfast Story

Cannes: Atlas Takes On Colm Meaney-starrer 'A Belfast Story'

Atlas' Cannes slate also includes "Jamesy Boy" with Mary-Louise Parker and "Road to Palamo" with "Conan" star Jason Momoa.
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Closed Season - more Festival Invitations

"Closed Season", Franziska Schlotterer's award winning drama has been invited to the following additional Festivals:
Shanghai International Film Festival (15 - 23.6. 2013), China
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival (16.-25.8.2013), Finland
UK Jewish Film Festival (31.10.-19.11.2013), United Kingdom

FOCUS - Der letzte Mentsch (October 26th, 2012)

Mario Adorf über seine Rolle in "Der Letzte Mentsch"
Mario Adorf speaks about his part in "Der Letzte Mentsch"
Interview in German
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New York Times - Sweetwater (January 23th, 2013)

They’re Twins, Ex-Models and (Very) Enthusiastic Directors
By Brooke Barnes
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Los Angeles Times- Sweetwater (January 26th, 2013)

January Jones, star of "Sweetwater" is interviewed by Marc Olson.
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NY Daily News- Sweetwater (January 24th, 2013)

Hollywood's leading ladies are on a big 'role' at Sundance Film Festival - by Joe Neumaier
January Jones, Ashley Olsen, Dakota Fanning and Radha Mitchell are screen sensations at film festival celebrating independent cinema
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Daily Mail UK- Sweetwater (January 25th, 2013)

January Jones and the costars of "Sweetwater"
by Sarah Fitzmaurice.
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Variety- Sweetwater (January 25th, 2013)

Sundance: Miller bros. make debut with 'Sweetwater'
Quasi-Western a rarity for film fest
By Jeff Sneider
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Sweetwater - Various Interviews Sundance

a selection of links from around the web following
the premiere of "Sweetwater" in Sundance

Vulture - Interview by Katie Van Syckle. Link here
Refinery 29 - Interview by Leila Brillson. Link here
Entertainment Weekly - Picture Gallery. Link here
ShowBuzzDaily - review by Mitch Salem. Link here
Hello! Daily News - Link here
Just Jared - Link here
Washington Post - Picture Gallery. Link here
Yahoo - video interview with January Jones - Link here
US Weekly - link here
Popsugar - video interview with January Jones - Link hereThe FanSitesNetwork - Picture Gallery. Link here
Glamour Magazine UK - Picture Gallery. Link here

Ed Harris wins Golden Globe (January 13th, 2013)

Ed Harris, star of "Sweetwater", wins Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a TV series, miniseries or TV movie - live broadcast for his performance in the HBO TV movie "Game Change".

"Closed Season" pre-selected for German Film Prize

"Closed Season", by Franziska Schlotterer has made it to the pre-selection for the prestigious "Lola", the German Film Prize.

"Sweetwater" World Premiere Screening at Sundance

"Sweetwater", by Noah and Logan Miller, starring 2013 Golden Globe Winner Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs and Eduardo Noriega will have its World Premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Nick Cassavetes interviewed in Tokyo

Director Nick Cassavetes and "Yellow" lead actress Heather Wahlquist interviewed at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Interview

Tokyo Premiere of "Yellow" sold out

"Yellow", by Nick Cassavetes had its Asian Premiere at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival where it played two sold out shows.

"Yellow" by Nick Cassavetes invited to Tokyo

"Yellow", Nick Cassavetes' dazzling tour-de-force, has been invited to the Competition of the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival and will have it's Asian premiere on:
October 21st, 01:40 pm
October 22nd, 11:15 am

Hollywood Reporter, 9/11/2012 "A Good Marriage"

Joan Allen Closes Deal to Star in Stephen King Adaptation 'A Good Marriage'
by Borys Kit

Indiewire, Review: TIFF 2012 - "Yellow"

TIFF 2012 Review: Yellow
by Nikola Grozdanovic

Pretty Clever Films, Review: TIFF 2012 - "Yellow"

TIFF 2012 Review: Yellow

Deadline, 9/9/2012: Toronto Roundup

TIFF - Toronto Roundup
By Mike Flemming

Hollywood Reporter, 9/9/2012: Atlas & "Yellow"

Atlas takes Nick Cassavetes' YELLOW for World Sales
By Scott Roxborough

The Wrap, 9/6/2012: Interview Cassavetes

TIFF - Interview with Nick Cassavetes
By Sharon Waxman

Variety, 9/6/2012: TIFF 2012 - "Yellow"

Atlas International on 'Yellow'
by Dave McNary, Jennie Punter

Deadline, 9/6/2012: TIFF 2012 - "Yellow"

Toronto 2012: Fest Films With Highest Wanna-See From Buyers
by Mike Fleming

Toronto Star, 9/6/2012: TIFF 2012 - "Yellow"

Tripping the Mind Fantastic
by Peter Howell

The Arts Scene, 8/31/2012: TIFF 2012 - "Yellow"

TIFF 2012: Another 12 Must-Watch Films

People, 8/24/2012: "Sweetwater" January Jones

January Jones Photographed with Noah Miller

The Wrap, 8/21/2012: "Yellow"

Nick Cassavetes' 'Yellow' Finds Home Abroad

Screen International, 5/19/2012: "A Good Marriage"

Atlas bears Stephen King thriller A Good Marriage

Deadline, 4/17/2012: "Sweetwater"

January Jones And Ed Harris Star In ‘Sweetwater’

Medient Bows High-Tech Plan for Georgia Studio

Medient Bows High-Tech Plan for Georgia Studio

Medient Studios promises to revolutionize the process of filmmaking as it unveiled plans to build high-tech studio facilities in the U.S. state of Georgia in Cannes on May 15.
(by Variety's Patrik Frater)

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Medient CEO on Film Production Process

Medient CEO Looks to Reimagine Film Production Process, Cut Cost by 40 Percent

Manu Kumaran also discusses his company's plans for a Georgia studio facility that is set to be constructed by year's end and its film slate.
(by The Hollywood Reporter's Georg Szalai)

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Studioplex wird Amerikas modernstes Filmstudio

Medient Studios Inc. baut seine Stellung als voll integriertes Content-Produktions- und Vertriebsunternehmen deutlich aus

Medient Studios Inc., das börsennotierte, internationale Produktions- und Vertriebsunternehmen für Filme und Games mit Sitz in den USA, baut seine Stellung als voll integriertes Content-Produktions- und Vertriebshaus weiter deutlich aus und positioniert sich klar als Full-Service-Partner für unabhängige Produzenten.
(auf Focus Online)

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Medient Forms Pact with Malaysia’s Tarantella

U.S.-based Medient Forms Pact with Malaysia’s Tarantella

HONG KONG – Medient, a Georgia, U.S.-based production company, has struck a deal with leading Malaysian producer Tarantella Pictures to create “a content and distribution pipeline.”

The two will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content for the Chinese and other Far East Asian markets.

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Medient Studioplex Construction Contract

Shore Development & Construction Announces Medient Studioplex Development and Construction Contract

Georgia Project Will Feature World's Largest Soundstage

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shore Development and Construction, LLC, announced today that it has been engaged by Medient Studios (OTCQB:MDNT) and contracted as the construction manager for the Medient Studioplex, located in Effingham County, Georgia.

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Medient CEO Manu Kumaran receives UIBS Award

September 12, 2013 - Atlanta, Georgia
Manu Kumaran, Chairman and CEO of Medient Studios, received the UIBS Award for "Initiatives and Efforts in Promoting Films & Media Business Between USA and India" yesterday evening. The award was presented to him by Consul General of India, Ajit Kumar at the 4th Annual USA India Business Summit (UIBS) held at Georgia Tech Historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta.

Medient Studios and Atlas join hands, 07/30/2013

Press Release

Hollywood Reporter, 5/13/2010

Menz brothers plan Atlas expansion

Hollywood Reporter, 12/8/2009

Menz brothers buy back Atlas Int'l Film