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Post by Admin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:24 am

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TIFF11: Fox Searchlight Takes Shame
Source: Fox Searchlight
September 9, 2011


Fox Searchlight has just announced that they have secured domestic distribution rights to Steve McQueen's upcoming Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Full details of the announcement, including word that the film will be released later this year, are available in the below press release:

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired U. S. rights to the intimate and provocative drama SHAME. The film is directed by Steve McQueen, written by McQueen and Abi Morgan and stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. SHAME is a See-Saw Films production for Film4 and U.K. Film Council and produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. Tessa Ross, Robert Walak, Peter Hampden and Tim Haslam are executive producers with Bergen Swanson as co-producer. HanWay Films is handling international sales. The film is scheduled to be released in 2011.

"Steve McQueen's courageous exploration of modern life's extremes is breathtaking. He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan," said Gilula and Utley.

"Fox Searchlight contacted us immediately after the screening in Telluride to tell us how much they loved the film. Their approach to marketing and distributing the film this year was incredibly detailed and impressive. We are excited to be working with them on a film that is sparking debate and a strong emotional reaction from audiences," said Canning and Sherman.

"This is a brave statement and an important move by Fox Searchlight. I am very happy they came on board to release Shame in the U.S. It's great to be working with a team that is so passionate about cinema," said McQueen.

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.
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Post by Admin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:47 pm

http://www.tribute.ca/tiff/index.php/2011/09/11/fox-searchlight-picks-up-steve-mcqueens-shame/

Fox Searchlight announced on Friday that they’ve officially acquired Steve McQueen’s film, Shame, and will be releasing it in North America sometime in 2011. The film, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, received huge praise when it played at the Venice and Telluride film festivals earlier this month, with the Italian fest honouring Fassbender the title of best actor.

Shame is the provocative story of a New York man (Fassbender) who struggles with his own sexual compulsions while trying to save his sister (Mulligan) from her self-destructive behaviour. In a statement released by Fox Searchlight, co-presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula called the film extradordinary, one that “probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.”

Now with a 2011 US release date, there’s a good chance Shame will be in the running for an Oscar or two. We’ll just have to wait and see!
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Post by Admin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:49 pm

http://www.britscene.com/2011/09/shame-starring-fassbender-mulligan-coming-plus-first-footage-appears/27595

‘Shame’ Starring Fassbender & Mulligan Is Coming To The US, Plus First Footage Appears.
Written on September 11, 2011 by Paul

It has been a busy couple of weeks for British director Steve McQueen’s sophomore movie Shame. Having had its premiere in Venice to great reviews, its star Michael Fassbender then won the festivals best actor award and now it has been picked up for release in the US by Fox Searchlight pictures.

McQueen’s Shame is the follow up to his debut feature Hunger, that followed the last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands. In Shame McQueen again looks to Michael Fassbender to be his leading man, in a film that also stars British actress Carey Mulligan and was written by Abi Morgan, whose work you will know if you are currently watching The Hour on BBC America.

The film revolves around Brandon (Fassbender) a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Mulligan) moves into his apartment it stirs memories of their shared painful past and Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.

The film has been the talk of a number of festivals over the last couple of weeks, not just because of the potential Oscar winning performances by Fassbender and Mulligan, but also because of the frank sexuality and graphic nudity displayed within the movie. So much so it may potentially have to be rated NC-17 upon its US release.

Take a look at the first images and footage from the film below and you can expect to see Shame arriving in theaters sometime later this year.
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Post by Admin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:49 pm

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Fox Searchlight Acquires Steve McQueen’s SHAME Starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan
by Brendan Bettinger Posted:September 10th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Matt went in to the Toronto International Film Festival with Shame near the top of his most-anticipated list, and I’m looking forward to his review after tomorrow’s premiere. In the meantime, you can rest easy knowing Shame will open beyond the festival circuit, and soon. Fox Searchlight has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for release in 2011. The film is the second collaboration between Michael Fassbender and Hunger writer/director Steve McQueen. Fassbender stars as Brandon, a a sex addict with intimacy issues: “When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.”

To give you some idea of how the film plays, we’ve included an oh-so-creepy clip after the jump along with Fox Searchlight’s press release.

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES “SHAME”

Specialty Arm Acquires U. S. Rights

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada September 9, 2011 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired U. S. rights to the intimate and provocative drama SHAME. The film is directed by Steve McQueen, written by McQueen and Abi Morgan and stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. SHAME is a See-Saw Films production for Film4 and U.K. Film Council and produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. Tessa Ross, Robert Walak, Peter Hampden and Tim Haslam are executive producers with Bergen Swanson as co-producer. HanWay Films is handling international sales. The film is scheduled to be released in 2011.

“Steve McQueen’s courageous exploration of modern life’s extremes is breathtaking. He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan,” said Gilula and Utley.

“Fox Searchlight contacted us immediately after the screening in Telluride to tell us how much they loved the film. Their approach to marketing and distributing the film this year was incredibly detailed and impressive. We are excited to be working with them on a film that is sparking debate and a strong emotional reaction from audiences,” said Canning and Sherman.

“This is a brave statement and an important move by Fox Searchlight. I am very happy they came on board to release Shame in the U.S. It’s great to be working with a team that is so passionate about cinema,” said McQueen.

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.

The deal was brokered by Fox Searchlight’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions Tony Safford, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs Megan O’Brien, Vice President of Acquisitions Ray Strache with Thorsten Schumacher and Claire Taylor of HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a unit of Fox Entertainment Group.
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Post by Admin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:21 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/tiff/story/2011/09/10/shame-distribution-buy-mcqueen.html

McQueen's Shame picked up at TIFF
CBC News
Posted: Sep 10, 2011 2:37 PM ET
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2011 5:31 PM ET

Steve McQueen's Shame, starring Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender, examines the nature of need. Steve McQueen's Shame, starring Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender, examines the nature of need. (TIFF)

Toronto International Film Festival

The provocative drama Shame, which has earned praise for actors Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, is among the first major films to score a distributor at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The controversial feature reteams Fassbender with artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, who last directed him in the critically acclaimed drama Hunger.
TIFF 2011 Click here for CBC's full coverage

Fox Searchlight announced on Friday it will bring the film — which played at the Venice and Telluride, Colorado film festivals before Toronto — to North American audiences. Though many high-profile Hollywood movies arrive at TIFF with theatrical debuts already set, many other titles appear with the hope of catching the eye of a distributor.

"Steve McQueen's courageous exploration of modern life's extremes is breathtaking," Fox Searchlight co-presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula said in a statement.

One challenge facing the studio might be how to market Shame, which revolves around a sex addict (Fassbender) who struggles with intimacy. His life spirals out of control when his troubled and unpredictable younger sister (Mulligan) moves in with him.

Because it includes scenes of graphic sex and some gore, Shame will likely receive an NC-17 or R rating (18 and over) — which will prevent it from being screened in certain cinemas. The restricted label could also affect advertising for the film.

Regardless, Utley and Gilula praised the efforts of both McQueen and his cast.

"He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan," they said.

Their praise was echoed by the Venice Film Festival jury on Saturday, when Fassbender was announced as winner of the best actor honour at the Italian fest.

"[McQueen] mentioned this to me in 2008 but I didn't need a script," Fassbender said after receiving his award. "I was always going to jump on board with Steve. He always addresses the elephant in the room, and it was a matter of me not letting him down."

Hong Kong director Johnnie To's latest action film, Life Without Principle, has also been acquired for the North American market by Indomina Group, after its premiere in Venice and just ahead of its debut at TIFF.
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Post by Admin on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:05 am

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a339746/michael-fassbenders-shame-picked-up-for-us-distribution.html

Michael Fassbender's 'Shame' picked up for US distribution
Saturday, September 10 2011, 11:37am EDT
By Tom Ayres, Entertainment Reporter

Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed drama Shame has been picked up for US distribution by Fox Searchlight.

The film, which stars X-Men: First Class villain Michael Fassbender as a sex addict, premiered earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival to a positive critical reception.

The actor and director previously worked together on the 2008 drama Hunger, about the 1981 Irish hunger strikes.

Never Let Me Go star Carey Mulligan portrays Fassbender's troubled younger sister in the film.

Fassbender says he explored the world of internet pornography in preparation for the role, and has criticized the medical industry for failing to recognize sex addiction as an official illness.

Shame is now expected to open in the US later this year.

Watch Michael Fassbender in the trailer for Steve McQueen's Hunger below:
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Post by Admin on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:08 am

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http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/09/09/shame-michael-fassbender/

Sep 9 2011 08:36 PM ET

'Shame': Fox Searchlight picks up graphic drama starring Michael Fassbender
by John Young

Fox Searchlight has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for Shame, the drama from director Steve McQueen that premiered to considerable acclaim earlier this week at the Venice and Telluride film festivals, and is currently playing at the Toronto Film Festival. The film reunites McQueen with actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), who starred in the director’s first movie, the 2008 drama Hunger.

In Shame, Fassbender plays Brandon, a thirtysomething New Yorker with a compulsive addiction to sex. Brandon’s life begins to unravel when his younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment. The film, which could be headed for a NC-17 rating due to its graphic sex scenes, will open sometime before the year’s end, thereby pushing Fassbender into the Best Actor Oscar race.
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Post by Admin on Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:26 pm

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Steve McQueen’s Sex Addiction Drama ‘Shame’ Starring Michael Fassbender Nails December Date
Posted by Jack Cunliffe, on October 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

When Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired Steve McQueen‘s Shame for distribution in the US, it was a risky move to say the least. This, after all, is a film that focuses on sex addiction and features full front nudity from both its two stars, pretty much guaranteeing an NC-17 rating.

However, it was also a bold move, for this is a film that features Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, two of the best young actors working today. Furthermore, it’s the second feature from the director who brought us the harrowing masterpiece Hunger. To say it had great expectations would be a great understatement.

After playing at Toronto and Venice to great acclaim (you can check out our review here), and with an upcoming screening at London Film Festival, Shame looks to have exceeded those hopes. Due to it’s explicit nature, it may not be an Oscar frontrunner or a box office hit, but it’s sure to please fans of McQueen and Fassbender and it may just be my most anticipated film of the whole year.

Now, via twitter, Fox have announced that the release date of Shame is less than 2 months away:

“Big news: we’re releasing Steve McQueen’s SHAME in the US on December 2nd, 2011!

Looks like they’ll have to get an advertising campaign going pretty shortly but this is great news for film fans. Lets just hope McQueen stays firm on his decision that nothing will be cut. After stripping to the barebones of visceral acting in Hunger, Fassbender is said to have another intense role here, but the film is supposed to be more mainstream (albeit less than most films) and to have more of a narrative feel. Check out the most recent clip here featuring Fassbender with his co-star James Badge Dale.

So perhaps it will reach more people than the director’s last feature. The talent involved in this is considerable, and coupled with the fact it’s set in New York City, it will hopefully make a decent amount of money when it goes up against We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Synopsis:

Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control. From director Steve McQueen (Hunger), Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.

Were you a fan of Hunger? Will you be going to see Shame?
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Post by Admin on Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:40 am

http://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-ireland/momentum-eyes-100-screen-release-for-steve-mcqueens-shame/5033580.article

Momentum eyes 100-screen release for Steve McQueen's Shame

21 October, 2011 | By Geoffrey Macnab

UK distributor Momentum Pictures is planning an ambitious 100-screen release for Steve McQueen’s Shame and will be pushing the film hard for BAFTA and other awards consideration.

Xavier Marchand, MD at Momentum, has outlined the details of what is shaping up as a very aggressive campaign for Shame. Marchand, who is promising “a very strong, upmarket release,” also discounted the idea that the film’s graphic sexual content [it is the story of a man’s sex addiction] could prove problematic to its awards prospects.

“In the UK, we are going to have a major push in all categories for the film in the BAFTAs,” Marchand stated. “The subject matter might be a bit tough but the film I think is a masterpiece and I hope the BAFTA members will acknowledge that. The reviews so far are all pointing in the right direction and the reaction after the London Film Festival is great.”

The release date is set for Jan 13, 2012, when Shame will be counter-programmed against Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.

Marchand is hopeful that Shame could be “the Black Swan (or) The King’s Speech for this year.”

The film has just been submitted to the BBFC for rating. It is yet to receive a certificate but Marchand doesn’t anticipate any censorship problems. He pointed out that, last year, Blue Valentine, which also had strong sexual content and was originally given an NC-17 rating in the US before receiving an R on appeal, was rated 15 in the UK.

Steve McQueen’s second feature stars Michael Fassbender as a New York executive struggling with a sex addiction; his life is further complicated when his sister (Carey Mulligan) comes back into his life.

The film premiered at Venice, where Fassbender won the Best Actor prize, and it has since screened in Telluride, Toronto, New York and at the LFF. Fox Searchlight acquired the film in Toronto and will release in the US on Dec 2, and HanWay has international sales.
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Post by Admin on Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:55 pm

http://www.filmfiend.tv/post/11870193681/fox-searchlight-wearing-shames-nc-17-like-a-badge-of

FOX SEARCHLIGHT WEARING “SHAME’S” NC-17 LIKE A BADGE OF HONOR

Usually when a film gets rated NC-17 in Hollywood, it’s a disaster. Directors and editors scramble to cut it down to an R without sacrificing artistic integrity, and it’s something particular people in the industry (Kevin Smith and the Weinsteins come to mind) have to deal with routinely.
So why then is Fox Searchinglight not only protesting, but actually celebrating the NC-17 rating for SHAME? The film stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, and is a graphic portrayal of a sex addict, which is why the rating is present. It seems they want to make a stand as Searchlight’s Steve Gilula explains:

“I think NC-17 is a badge of honor, not a scarlet letter. We believe it is time for the rating to become usable in a serious manner. The sheer talent of the actors and the vision of the filmmaker are extraordinary. It’s not a film that everyone will take easily, but it certainly breaks through the clutter and is distinctive and original. It’s a game changer.”

As this isn’t some rinky-dink studio, it’s one that’s brought us SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, JUNO and BLACK SWAN, the industry might actually sit up and take notice, and Fox wants to push to film for awards the way it did for those others.

Honestly, I think this is great, as I think it’s time we grew the hell up when it comes to ratings like this. Is there really THAT much of a different between a sexual and violent movie where parents must accompany their kids, and one that kids aren’t allowed in at all? Hell, I’d be perfectly happy if they banned ALL kids from rated R movies, as there are only a fraction who actually will show up with their parents, and half the time they’re crying babies.

But the problem is with the numbers. People cut R-rated movies down to PG-13 because they will automatically make more cash. They cut NC-17 to R, because the former barely make any money at all in the theaters, as the rating is akin to something like hardcore pornography in many people’s minds, even if there’s a particularly good film contained within. Hopefully Fox’s efforts will not go to waste, and the rating can someday become a viable option for films who don’t want to sacrifice to please censors
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Post by Admin on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:35 am

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shame-rated-nc-michael-fassbender-17-253247

'Shame' Officially Rated NC-17
5:56 PM PDT 10/25/2011 by Gregg Kilday

Abbot Genser/Fox Searchlight Pictures
Steve McQueen's film earned the adults-only classification for what the rating board called "some explicit sexual content."

Shame, British director Steve McQueen’s portrait of a sex addict, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, has officially received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration.

In its latest batch of ratings notices, released Tuesday, the MPAA said that the drama, which Fox Searchlight will release Dec. 2, earned the rating because of “some explicit sexual content.”

While that makes the movie off-limits to anyone under the age of 18, Searchlight is not planning to appeal the rating or make any cuts to secure a less restrictive R-rating. Instead, it’s readying a major awards push for the film.

STORY: Nudity, Three-Ways, Hints of Incest: A Studio's Plan to Sell 'Shame' to Oscar

"I think NC-17 is a badge of honor, not a scarlet letter. We believe it is time for the rating to become usable in a serious manner," Searchlight president Steve Gilula has told The Hollywood Reporter. "The sheer talent of the actors and the vision of the filmmaker are extraordinary. It's not a film that everyone will take easily, but it certainly breaks through the clutter and is distinctive and original. It's a game changer."
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http://www.altfg.com/blog/movie/shame-michael-fassbender-academy-awards-nc-17-movies/

SHAME, Michael Fassbender, the Oscars: The Academy vs. NC-17 Movies?
Andre Soares | Oct 27, 2011

Now that Steve McQueen's Shame has received an NC-17 rating from the censors at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), some are concerned that the film's two leads, Michael Fassbender (right) and Carey Mulligan, may be penalized by the generally conservative membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Oscar history, however, shows otherwise.

An X rating — the pre-1990 equivalent to NC-17 — didn't prevent John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy from earning seven Academy Award nominations, or from going on to win three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Waldo Salt) of 1969. Stanley Kubrick's 1971 mix of sex, violence, and politics, A Clockwork Orange, was initially slapped with an X rating; it garnered four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Despite Last Tango in Paris' much talked about butter-sex scene — offensive in its phoniness — Marlon Brando was one of the five Best Actor contenders of 1973.

Boys Don't Cry was initially rated NC-17 in 1999. After a few cuts, the film was released with an R rating. Nonetheless, a brutally graphic scene showing a closeup of Hilary Swank's vagina remained in the film. Swank was the year's Best Actress Academy Award winner. In a similarly controversial situation (minus the brutality and the vagina closeup), Halle Berry would win a Best Actress Oscar for Monster's Ball two years later. Veteran Ellen Burstyn received a Best Actress nod for Requiem for a Dream — released unrated — in 2000, and just last year Michelle Williams was a Best Actress nominee for Blue Valentine, a romantic drama initially tagged with an NC-17 rating, later removed in response to an appeal by distributor The Weinstein Company.

Linda Blair, The ExorcistHell, even The Exorcist's 13-year-old Linda Blair (right) got a Best Supporting Actress nomination in early 1974 after sticking a Christian cross between her legs while taunting both the film's Catholic priests and moviegoers (regardless of their religion, if any) with the following: "Let Jesus f&#! you, let Jesus f&#! you. Let him f&#! you." And the demon's voice wasn't even Blair's — but Mercedes McCambridge's.

If you look at the list of films that have been scarlet-lettered (or badge-of-honored, if you will) with the NC-17 rating since 1990, nearly every single one of them was either completely or almost completely ignored by U.S. critics groups and other entities — e.g., SAG, DGA, PGA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — during awards season. That, not the rating per se, explains why, say, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers; Ang Lee's Venice Film Festival winner Lust, Caution; and Pedro Almodóvar's Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! and Bad Education were thoroughly bypassed by the Academy. (Ironically, Almodóvar's R-rated Talk to Her, which features a sympathetic rapist and some female nudity, earned the filmmaker a Best Director nod and a very rare Oscar for a non-English-language [original] screenplay.)

So, if Michael Fassbender gets a few Best Actor mentions by key U.S.-based film critics' groups during movie awards season — and ensuing SAG and/or Golden Globe nod(s) — he'll almost inevitably land a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of a troubled "sex addict" in Shame. The same goes for Carey Mulligan, who plays the sister of Fassbender's character, as Best Supporting Actress.
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