Friday, May 27, 2011

Wake in Fright accepted @ The 2011 Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival

Antonio Saillant from Angel Light Pictures submitted WAKE IN FRIGHT to the Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival on behalf of Ted Kotcheff (Executive Producer of Law & Order SVU).

WAKE IN FRIGHT has been accepted to play Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival this summer, which runs July 14 through August 7.

WAKE IN FRIGHT will be part of a special tribute sidebar to the Australian cinema.

Ted will host his screening, conduct a Q&A and do some press. Tony Timpone, programmer of the festival, will be there to assist with his presentation.

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Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival

PRESIDENT: Pierre Corbeil

DIRECTORS OF PROGRAMMING: Mitch Davis and Anthony Timpone.

Looking forward to giving this remarkable film the new lease on life that it deserves.

38 years after its 1971 debut, 'in competition,' at the Cannes Film Festival, it was declared a Cannes Classic in 2009 and screened again as part of the 2009 Cannes Classics retrospective program. Ted holds the honor of having one of only 2 films to have ever been screened twice at Cannes.

Ted Kotcheff - is executive producer of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” guiding the top-rated series through its 200-plus episodes and into its twelfth hit season. Kotcheff is one of the industry’s top film and television directors and producers. His classic dramas include “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,” which launched the career of Richard Dreyfus, and “Uncommon Valor,” starring Gene Hackman. His comedies range from cult hit “Weekend at Bernie’s” and “Fun With Dick and Jane” starring Jane Fonda and George Segal, to “Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe” with Jacqueline Bisset, Segal and a host of Europe's great comedy actors. His direction of “First Blood” initiated and defined the “Rambo” series, and “North Dallas Forty,” which he wrote and directed, is considered one of the greatest sports films of all time. Other notable films include the BAFTA Award winning “Edna, the Inebriate Woman,” Cannes Film Festival classic “Wake in Fright,” “Joshua Then and Now” starring James Woods, and “Winter People” starring Kurt Russell.

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