April 2014 / 33 posts found

IN THE DOG HOUSE New Movie Trailer Released

Blairwood’s latest canine caper movie IN THE DOG HOUSE – which debuts at this year’s Cannes-, has just released it’s official movie trailer. A howlingly funny movie about two siblings using their dog to bring their estranged parents back together, IN THE DOG HOUSE promises to be a great family movie.

Blairwood Makes Case for the Independent Filmmaker

Speaking at the recent Distribution Unlocked seminar sponsored by the Indie Film Factory in Las Vegas, James Dudelson and Ana Clavell reiterated the need for the independent filmmaker to understand better the business end of filmmaking. During the course of the over two-hour long event film distribution was the central topic, focusing on foreign distribution, along with the key aspects that can make or break a sales deal.Addressing a packed venue, which included filmmaker and UNLV professor David Schmoeller, and Danette Tull of the Nevada Film Commission, the audience was exhorted to pay attention to their shooting budgets , their choice of distributor and quality of their deliverables. “The budget needs to be constructed around actual market sales prices.”, said James Dudelson. Ana Clavell, who has a been post supervisor for many films and series, also spoke about the quality of the deliverables. “No matter how decent your film is, if you don’t have an M&E, or key elements for delivery, it’s likely your sales are going to be very limited.”The importance of a local industry was also addressed. When speaking about DVD sales, James Dudelson believed that “Effective sales are about knowing and catering to your end-user, and that end-user may be right in your backyard.”

Kelly Schwarz (of Indie Filmmaker Studio) is flanked by Ana Clavell and James Dudelson.
Kelly Schwarz, of Indie Film Factory, couldn’t agree more. In his closing words he exhorted all to look to the home turf as a the basis for a homegrown industry.If you attended the seminar and would like to receive the list of deliverables, please fill the form below and make sure you write “deliverables list” in the message section.

MY FAIR LIDY is Now Available on DVD

LGBT feature film My Fair Lidy has hit the DVD stalls (physical and online) with gusto. Viewers are loving the film and, as Amazon.com discovered in their analytics, some have come back to buy more copies to give away as gifts. The story, which deals with the unlikely friendship between a straight blue collar redneck (Christopher Backus) and a gay drag performer (famous drag performer Leigh Shannon), is entertaining and poignant: how do you get your proverbial Joe Blow to transform into Marlene Dietrich and leave behind his prejudices about gays? There are hilarious moments as the main character, Lidy, undergoes a physical transformation to impersonate movie icon Marlene, which he sees as his way to make money. Yet it’s his inner transformation that captures the viewer’s heart, as Lidy himself feels the prejudice and bullying that drag performers and those who are marginalized suffer daily. “A ton of powerful messages.” a viewer writes. Please visit Lidy’s official website for more information.

American Mustang Set to Debut at Cannes 2014

American wild mustang horses ride into the Cannes film market this year courtesy of distributor Blairwood Entertainment and production company Just Media. The 3D documentary, narrated by Alison Eastwood and Darryl Hannah, exposes the inhumane treatment of these magnificent creatures, which are been culled into extinction. The documentary premieres on May 17th 2014 at the Riviera screening room 3, at 8:30pm. 3D glasses will be available at the door. To set up a meeting in Cannes please contact Head of Sales and Acquisitions Ryan Keller.

AMERICAN MUSTANG has been described as “dazzling” and “breathtaking.”

Blairwood Gives Distribution Seminar in Las Vegas

James Dudelson and Ana Clavell of Blairwood Entertainment will be giving a short seminar on film distribution this Wednesday April 16th at the Indie Film Factory in Las Vegas. The event, which is being sponsored by the Indie Film Factory and Kelly Schwarze, will focus on the pitfalls of making a movie without distribution in place. With a combined experience of over 50 years between the two, James Dudelson and Ana Clavell feel a little knowledge can go a long way, particularly in this digital age. The seminar is free and open to the public but space is limited so contacting the Indie Film Factory is recommended.

WHERE?
  • April 16th 2014
  • 7 pm
  • 3111 South Valley View , Building E-127,
  • Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • 702.227.FILM

Blairwood Will Attend Cannes Marché 2014

Blairwood Entertainment will be participating in the Marché du Film during the Cannes Film Festival this year. The company, which debuted at the festival three years ago, will include in its slate the world premieres of AMERICAN MUSTANG – a dazzling 3D documentary on wild American mustang horses, starring Darryl Hannah and Alison Eastwood-, and IN THE DOG HOUSE, a family pleaser following in the footsteps of their successful kid movie DUDE, WHERE’S MY DOG? James Dudelson, CEO of Blairwood Entertainment, is also very pleased with their new horror title BLACK OUT, currently in post-production. “Horror is still a very strong genre for us, and we feel that the audiences out there may be ready to start looking beyond zombies. As much as we like the undead (Blairwood carries zombie classic DAY OF THE DEAD among its library titles) we’d like to offer a different flavor.” Ryan Keller, Head of Sales and Acquisitions, will be attending. Blairwood Entertainment’s office is located at the Marina Showroom G17, inside the Riviera building of the Palais complex. To make an appointment please contact Ryan Keller (ryan@blairwoodentertainment.com) by clicking on the button on the right.

Star of CLUB DEAD Hope Harris stands next to the movie poster at the Blairwood stand during 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Burma: A Human Tragedy

BURMA: A HUMAN TRAGEDY
Year Completed: 2011

TRT: 85 mins

Country of Origin: USA

Language: ENGLISH/ BURMESE (With Subtitles)

Genre: DOCUMENTARY

Directed by NEIL HOLLANDER

Executive Produced by
ANJELICA HUSTON
SABRINA CHEN LOUIE
MICHELLE YEOH

Narrated by
ANJELICA HUSTON

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In this harrowing documentary the brutal regime of the military Junta in Burma is fully exposed. Through interviews with refugees, survivors and Burma’s democratically elected president and Peace Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the terrifying landscape of an ongoing genocide of the ethnic minorities that flies in the face of international law comes horribly alive. Filmed surreptitiously and under constant life threatening conditions, Burma – A Human Tragedy offers a rare glimpse into the systematic human extermination that has gone pretty much ignored.WARNING: EXTREME CARNAGE AND MUTILATION SHOWN.

Dude Where’s My Dog? Wins Dove.Org Approval

The Dove Foundation, the premier rating organization for family movies, has approved Dude, Where Is My Dog? for all audiences. The review says: “This is a funny movie with kids, a dog, the FBI and a hilarious bad guy. The adventure contains a lot of slap stick comedy and a lesson in being responsible is presented in many different ways. We are pleased to award “Dude, Where’s My Dog” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.”
The Dove Foundation, a non-profit, was started in 2005, and it’s dedicated to advocating for families and moving Hollywood in a more family-friendly direction.

Horror 102: Endgame

HORROR 102:ENDGAME
Year Completed: 2004

TRT: 88 MINS

Country of Origin: USA

Language: ENGLISH

Genre: HORROR SUSPENSE

Written and Directed by
ANA CLAVELL

Cast
JEREMY ALDRIDGE
SIMON BURZYNSKI
SHASA DABNER
MELISSA FREDERICK
ANNA LERBORM
MICHAEL MOON

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It was once a notorious mental hospital, shut down for its mysterious patient disappearances and horrific therapy methods. But when a group of students on a field trip is locked inside the former asylun, they get a crash course in paranoiaa, psychosis and grisly murder. Tonight the game begins again. And this time, winner kills all!

Horror 101

HORROR 101
Year Completed: 2001

TRT: 89 MINS

Country of Origin: USA

Language: ENGLISH

Genre: HORROR SUSPENSE THRILLER

Directed by
JAMES DUDELSON

Written by:
DANIEL MILLER
VALORIE MILLER
JENNY MCPHEE

Cast
BO DEREK
JUSTIN URICH
BIRGITTA DAU
JOHN HOLLAND

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The final exam for a class on the psychology of horror takes a dark and suspenseful turn when the students find themselves fighting for their own survival. Can they figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?