April 24, 2014

LIVE: “The Artist” Star and Director in Live Q & A – Oscars

HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company announced today that they will feature a live Q&A session with director Michel Hazanavicius, and star Bérénice Bejo live online, beginning at approximately 1:30PM PT/4:30PM ET. The event will feature the director and actress, just days after the film was named BEST PICTURE by the Producers Guild of America and the Golden Globes.

The Q&A will be streamed online at www.theartistmovie.net and www.facebook.com/theartist.twc allowing film fans across the world to submit questions and participate in a discussion with the cast and crew on the making of the film. The Weinstein Company hosted a similar event with the ensemble cast of THE ARTIST earlier this month as well as last year with the film, THE KING’S SPEECH and had over 20,000 questions submitted in a 30 minute period during the Q&A. The Artist has been nominated for three SAG AWARDS including Best Ensemble Cast and Best Supporting Actress for Bejo.
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), it seems the sky is the limit – major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies. The film opened in U.S. theaters on November 25th.

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius THE ARTIST stars Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Beth Grant, Joel Murray, Ken Davitian and John Goodman. It is written by Michel Hazanavicius and produced by Thomas Langmann.

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; and SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D. Currently in release are MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE ARTIST; THE IRON LADY and CORIOLANUS. Upcoming is W.E.

TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently producing After The Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory. The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including Marco Polo, a scripted historical series about the great explorer; and The Nanny Diaries, being adapted for ABC by Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls).

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