Wednesday evening, The Weinstein Company and Lexus hosted the New York premiere of their 2nd Annual Lexus Short Film Series Life Is Amazing. Those in attendance included Katie Holmes, Matthew Morrison, Danny Strong and many others. TWC and Lexus challenged two rising filmmakers to interpret “Life is Amazing” through short film. The result – Market Hours (directed by Jon Goldman) and Operation Barn Owl (directed by Satsuki Okawa).
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Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman and Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) have been mentored through the creative process of interpreting “Life is Amazing,” by acclaimed members of the film community including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever), Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American)..
In addition to premiering these short films, Katie Holmes will show footage from her upcoming film The Giver, also starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, and Taylor Swift.
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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. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and The Weinstein Company, they have received 348 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.
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