Thursday, October 21, 2010

Release date for Water for Elephants in France and Belgium

Water For Ele­phants will be released on April 27, 2011 in Bel­gium, just like in France.
The release date in the United States in set for April 15, 2011.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

‘Water for Elephants’ among Fox films lauded by Environmental Media Association

From today’s Sun Herald:
LOS ANGELES — The Environmental Media Association awarded Fox Filmed Entertainment 12 EMA Green Seals at its 20th Annual Environmental Media Awards on October 16. The EMA Green Seal is given to films and television shows that promote sustainable production methods and highlights those in the entertainment industry that have made strides in incorporating such practices.
Fox also took home the top prizes for projects that deliver a specific environmental message, winning Best Feature Film for Avatar and Best Television Episodic Drama for Bones. Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox also was nominated in the Best Feature Film category.
The Fox films that earned recognition for their commitment to environmentally responsible filmmaking are Love & Other Drugs, Water for Elephants, 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Big Year, Knight and Day, Marmaduke, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Descendants, Just Wright, Cedar Rapids, and Win Win.
Fox’s environmental efforts on its productions are part of a broader commitment by parent company News Corporation to reduce its impact on climate change and the environment. Productions follow Fox’s Green Guide guidelines to go “green” by reducing the use of energy and fuel; diverting as much waste as possible from landfills through reuse, recycling and donation; and tracking all carbon emissions. Fox expects to achieve net zero carbon emissions from its operations by the end of 2010, part of News Corp.’s company-wide carbon neutrality target.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Interview: Sara Gruen thinks Robert Pattinson is “going to shine” as Jacob Jankowski

Sara Gruen was interviewed for The Dallas Morning News and discussed her new novel, Ape House, and her thoughts on Robert Pattinson playing Jacob Jankowski. Here’s an excerpt.
What do you think of the casting for the movie of Water for Elephants? I think Robert Pattinson is really going to shine in that role. He’s so dedicated. This was a rough-and-tumble shoot, and when I was there on the set, he’d be lying in the dirt for 18 straight takes in a row, and he would nail every single one. He’s a nice guy, and he reads. He always has a book in his hand. My family got cameos. I’m in a scene where Rosie [the elephant] is raiding a produce stand.
You can read the rest of the interview HERE.