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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sophie Von Haselberg To Attend The 14TH Annual LA FEMME International Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Sophie Von Haselberg Will Be Representing The Movie ‘Ask For Jane’ Tonight, Oct. 11

Sophie Von Haselberg Will Be Representing The Movie 'Ask For Jane'

WHAT:  The 14th Annual La Femme International Film Festival closing night ceremony will host a Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony on October 14, 2018. The evening will begin with award nominees, our honorees and celebrities walking the red carpet and culminate in an after party following the ceremony. Our evening sponsors will include: Food Perfected Catering with a hosted bar. Premier Acapella an all-female singing group, will perform at the ceremony and Jill-Michele Meleán (MadTV) is the comedian Master of Ceremonies. Read More

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sophie von Haselberg To Star In The Sci – Fi Parody, Future 38

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For lovers of sci-fi, there’s a new movie that will feel like a love letter to the genre. Future ’38, written and directed by Jamie Greenberg, envisions a time traveler from 1938 visiting the technologically advanced and futuristic world of … 2018. The story is presented as a “lost” classic, a window into the future, which is, in fact, the present.

The comedic parody stars Betty Gilpin, Nick Westrate, Robert John Burke, Ethan Phillips, Sean Young, Tom Riis Farrell, Sophie von Haselberg, Tabitha Holbert and Ilana Becker. The film won the Audience Award at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Vanity Visit ~ Sophie Von Haselberg – Sophie Talks Make Up. What Do She And Mom Mean By Hot Lids?

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Vanity Visit ~ Sophie Von Haselberg
Interview, makeup, and photography by Tina Turnbow
AUGUST 31, 2017

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Stunner Sophie Von Haselberg allowed me to explore her rather extensive cosmetic collection. I was fascinated. Not only does Sophie bare a striking resemblance to her mom, Bette Midler, but she is also vivacious, talented and funny. Check all the beauty and blue scoop here, including her recipe for a DIY body scrub and the meaning of “hot lids”!

Q. What’s your favorite movie or song with “blue” in the title?

A. God, it’s hard not to just go straight to “Blue” by Joni Mitchell…. Yes, that song, but also that entire ALBUM! Anyone who hasn’t gone through a phase of listening to that record on repeat is missing out on some quality emotional dredging…

Q. Do you have a favorite blue possession?

A. I have a lot of blue things that I love in my kitchen — two cerulean ceramic crocks for onions and garlic; a turquoise Le Creuset dutch oven that I keep out at all times; and three sky blue metal stools… Less comfortable than I’d like, but quite cute and the perfect height.

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Q. From my vanity visit I saw you have many products! what are some of your high end favorites?

A. Toooo many! I will embarrass myself if I list them all! But….

BROWS are oh-so-important (I think I place extra import on brows because mine were so sparse growing up). Sania’s Brow Bar has a great pencil; Anastasia brow gel. I think brow gel is more important than mascara!

I finally gave in and bought the RMS Living Luminizer… It’s wildly expensive, but gives a glow rather than sparkle or glitter.

That being said: GLITTER. I love glitter. Lips, eyes, cheeks. Gimme!

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Olio e Osso for cheeks and lips. It imparts the perfect amount of color, and the packaging is excellent. Also, I’ve been very into on-the-go beauty lately (i.e. toting around a gigantic thing of makeup that I can apply with my fingers), and one of these sticks comes with me everywhere.

I have what my mom and I refer to as “hot lids”, which is a nice way of saying that everything I put on my eyes slides right off, either into the crease, or onto my under-eye area. I have to warn makeup artists to put on a LOT of lid primer, but no matter what, I come home looking like a raccoon. That being said, these products help the situation immensely: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner and MAC Eyelid Primer.

Q. What are a few of your drugstore essentials?

A. I can spend hours in a Duane Reade (or pharmacy of choice), just browsing the beauty products. Some favorites are the Covergirl Remarkable Mascara, which never gives me raccoon eyes. Great Lash Mascara in Blue. Almay Makeup Remover — the one WITH oil, for when your mascara is oh-so-durable.  L’Oreal Le Matte lipsticks — strangely non-drying but with great opacity and texture — there’s a hot pink one that I LOVE! And Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick — I’ve used this since middle school and it looks like a glue stick, but it is so good for your lips and anywhere else you need moisture! (i.e. everywhere)

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Q. You make a yummy DIY scrub. Can you share the recipe?

A. Oh man, for this I usually just go through my pantry or bathroom and see what I can use. I take an empty jar and mix kosher salt with brown sugar; then I use Jojoba oil or Sweet Almond Oil. I’ll also use olive oil if I have something inexpensive lying around. I pour in enough that all the salt/sugar is covered, but not so that there’s a thick layer of oil lying on top. I add some drops of essential oil — usually lavender because I love how it smells, and also because I believe people when they tell me it’s de-stressing. But I’ll also fool around and add other things like vanilla or lemon zest or anything that smells good. Ooh, Neroli would be so nice! Hmm.

Q. Do you have any other homemade goodness to share?

A.  I love to mix products together to make something new. Which isn’t DIY so much as just… blending. I’ll put cream bronzer in a little container and add some highlighter and dab that on my cheekbones. Or mix lipstick with lip balm and a little something shimmery to use on lips and cheeks.

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As far as hair DIY, the fanciest I get is combing some olive oil or coconut oil through my hair before a flight… I can never tell how much this does, but I’m definitely convinced it’s doing great things for my locks!

Q. Back to blue — what is your favorite shade?

A. Lapis!

Q.  Can you share a tip on getting out of a blue mood?

A. I turn on Clueless asap!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar Mom

Little Things
Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar Mom
by ILEANA PAULES-BRONET Published Jul 14, 2017

When you think talent, you think Bette Midler.

The singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, and producer, is a hugely popular celebrity — she made major waves in music and film in the ’70s and ’80s, and is still beloved to this day!

And for good reason — Bette is incredibly talented. Not only is she a spectacular musical artist, releasing 14 albums since 1970, she’s also starred in Broadway shows and a variety of movies and television shows.

Bette, who was born in 1945, rose to prominence in 1970, and made her motion picture debut in the movie The Rose in 1979.

After that first film, for which she won a Golden Globe, she continued starring in hit movies, including Beaches, The First Wives Club, and Gypsy.

Over the course of her career so far, Bette has won four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two Tony Awards.

As if that weren’t enough, Bette also became a mother in 1986, and raised her daughter Sophie to be an incredible young woman.

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Bette Midler, who began her career in 1970, is a famous singer-songwriter, actress, comedian and producer.

She has always been a beloved star, even though she isn’t in the spotlight as much anymore.

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In 1984, Bette married Martin von Haselberg, one half of a performance art duo.

The couple has been happily married since they tied the knot in the 1980s.

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In 1986, Bette gave birth to their only child, a daughter, Sophie.

Growing up, Sophie was always interested in her mother’s acting career.

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After high school, Sophie attended Yale University, where she studied sociology and East Asian studies.

After graduating and working for a few years, she returned to Yale to study at the drama school.

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In 2014, Sophie started her own acting career, following in her mother’s footsteps.

Her debut performance was at a theater in NYC in October 2014, in a play called Billy and Ray.

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After her theater debut, Sophie was cast in Woody Allen’s 2015 film, Irrational Man.

Since Sophie entered the spotlight, though, people have noticed something interesting about her appearance: she looks exactly like her mother.

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Bette Midler’s distinctive features — her angular cheekbones, iconic nose, inset eyes, and large smile — have definitely been passed down to her daughter.

Do you see the resemblance between the two?

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hello, Sophie: Bette Midler’s Daughter Is Ready for Her Close-Up

Vanity Fair
Hello, Sophie: Bette Midler’s Daughter Is Ready for Her Close-Up
by MAXWELL LOSGAR
MAY 18, 2017 8:00 AM

 

 

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When you’re a buddng actress following in the footsteps of your Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning mother, there’s an added pressure to deliver. But for Sophie von Haselberg (whose mom happens to be Bette Midler), that pressure was alleviated by years of avoiding the industry all together. In an attempt to shake the acting bug, the 30-year-old New York native studied sociology and East Asian studies at Yale University. She even gave publishing a spin, and interned at Vanity Fair the summer before her senior year—but there was no escaping the irresistible pull of Hollywood. Read More

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sophie Von Haselberg in A Woman, A Part – Opened June 19, In Selected Cities

At BAMcinemaFest 2016 – “A Woman, Part” Premiere

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An exhausted, workaholic actress, Anna Baskin, 44, abruptly extricates herself from a successful but mind-numbing TV role, returning to her past life in New York to reinvent herself. But despite the desire for transformation, she cannot find herself outside of her career. When an upsetting personal betrayal unexpectedly leads to the role of her life, she must confront the reality of her past relationships in order to clear a path forward. The intimate story of Anna and her friends Isaac and Kate become magnified by the film’s surrounding themes: gentrification, addiction, autoimmune disease, burnout, sexism in the film industry and 21st century marketing of the self. Read More

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sophie Von Haselberg’s (Bette’s Daughter) Film, ‘Equity’, To Be Released July 29th in NY And L.A.

The Wrap
The ‘Hillary’ Strategy: Inside Female Wall St Thriller ‘Equity’s’ Perfectly Timed Rollout
By Mikey Glazer on June 9, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

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Before they even made the film, co-producers and co-stars Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner wanted the film to debut during the height of the Clinton campaign news cycle — they got their wish

The filmmakers behind female-driven Wall St. thriller “Equity” are jubilant about this week’s presidential nomination news.

“When we had the idea [for “Equity”], before we hired a writer, before we hired our director — our [Megan Thomas and Reiner] dream was for it to premiere when Hillary [Clinton] was running,” co-producer and co-star Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) told The Party Report at the L.A. Film Festival screening on Wednesday night.

The day after Hillary Clinton presumably locked up the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday to become the first woman to head a major national party ticket, and on the eve of receiving President Obama’s endorsement, the film touched down at the Arclight in Culver City, California.

“What they [foresaw] is exactly what has happened,” she continued. “The film found distribution and is going to be released at a moment in our culture where we need to be talking about what we see and think when we see women in positions of leadership. They couldn’t have been more prescient.”

As for Reiner, “I’m living my dream,” she said.

As TheWrap has previously reported, “Equity” centers on senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Gunn), who thrives in the fierce world of big money dealings. When a controversial IPO threatens her fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. Read More

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sophie Von Haselberg: How To Crash Your Mom’s Photo Shoot

W Magazine
How to Crash a Marc Jacobs Campaign With Your Mom
Actress Sophie von Haselberg talks shooting the Marc Jacobs campaign with her mom – Bette Midler! – and working on her first film with Woody Allen.
February 9, 2016 1:19 PM | by Stephanie Eckardt

When Marc Jacobs calls, you go – which is exactly what Sophie von Haselberg did when he asked her to appear in his spring 2016 campaign, shooting the very next morning. Her mother, Bette Midler, was already set to be the star of the ads when Jacobs had the “very last minute thought” to include von Haselberg, too, the designer said in a characteristically candid Instagram. For an America- and theater-themed collection, it was an appropriately super-sized cast: Sky Ferreira, Emily Ratajkowski, Guinevere van Seenus, Jamie Bochert, Christina Ricci, Bella Hadid, Beth Ditto, and Midler were just some of the models shot by David Sims, and soon von Haselberg, an actress with no background in fashion, was a part of the mix herself. Back from the premiere of her new film Equity at Sundance, von Haselberg talked working with Jacobs and her mom, plus how she landed her first film ever, with Woody Allen.

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Well, my mom and I went to his fashion show together last season and had a total blast, obviously – it was so incredible and theatrical. I knew my mom was going to do the campaign a couple weeks later and was extremely excited for her. Then I got a call from her assistant literally the night before the shoot being like, “So, I just got a call from the Marc Jacobs’s office, and they are wondering if you want to join?” Initially my response was, “Hmm, that seems like maybe not the best idea, maybe I should lay low.” And then I sort of slapped myself in the face and realized that would be totally idiotic. I guess I must not have had anything planned because I sort of said yes, got into bed, and was like, “Okay!” [laughs]=&1=&
The whole vibe of the shoot was very ‘70s, very David Bowie-influenced, so it was loud and crazy in the best way possible. A lot of super fun ‘70s music. They brought me into the big room with all the clothes, and I kind of died over them. They were really fabulous. But of course everything was a sample size zero, which I am not, so I exhaled all the possible air in my body and eventually squeeze into this amazing suit version of the coat that my mom is wearing, which actually has beads where the faces [of opera legend Maria Callas] are. And then I put on a pair of high, high, high heels. I had never been to a fashion shoot of that scale before – they had an entire floor with all the clothes and a gigantic hair and makeup station. It had a very cinematic feel in a way, because it was sort of, “Oh, this is what it looks like in the movies.” But it is actually like this.

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No, actually, because movie sets tend to be pretty quiet when you’re rolling, whereas this had a constant buzz about it. I feel like hundreds of models were there, but that must be an overestimation. [laughs] We were only there for one day, but it was a multi-day shoot. It was a pretty big operation.

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Bette Midler in the spring 2016 Marc Jacobs campaign. Photo by David Sims, courtesy of Marc Jacobs.

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It was great. It’s fun to take photos with her. She of course has much more experience with this stuff, so I would look at her and be like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay, we’re here, we’re doing this, it’s cool.” It was fun and easy and she’s my mom, so it felt pretty normal.

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Oh my god, he’s hilarious and a total live wire. He’s obviously an aesthetic genius and had such specific ideas of what he wanted. A lot of what he was trying to impart was just the vibe of the whole collection, so he definitely encouraged us to have fun, move our bodies, and be fluid, not to be too stagnant or anything. And my mom has a huge personality, so I think the point was to kind of get that across.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Equity: Sundance Reviews Of Sophie’s New Movie

Variety
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attends the "Equity" Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

attends the “Equity” Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

If “The Wolf of Wall Street” took flak in some quarters for complicitly reveling in the glossy moral bankruptcy of its otherwise loaded brokers, the same accusation is unlikely to be leveled against “Equity.” Meera Menon’s refreshingly female-skewed financial thriller proves that the women of Wall Street can be just as cold-heartedly corrupt as the boys, but most viewers won’t be remotely seduced by the pitiless pressure-cooker environment its drawn-faced characters inhabit. Yet while the severity of the film’s environment convinces, the specifics of Amy Fox’s screenplay — tangled up in tech IPOs, post-Snowden security paranoia and venal investment banking practice — are less consistently persuasive. Snapped up by Sony Classics prior to its Sundance premiere, Menon’s film has a strong marketing hook in its more-novel-than-it-should-be gender purview; it may, however, find VOD a more bullish market.

Short of getting Leonardo DiCaprio to provide side commentary from a bubble bath, “Equity” could hardly fashion itself more conscientiously as the antidote to a subgenre of film that, in line with the lopsided corporate realm it depicts, is dominated by aggressively male power structures. As storytelling, it’s a stringently all-business affair, with scant time for the jocular frivolities of “The Big Short” or the aforementioned “Wolf”; it scores a solitary belly-laugh with its protagonist’s power-tripping freakout over the amount of chocolate in a cookie she’s served. (“Three motherf—ing chips!” she yells at a bewildered male underling; a meme-ready moment, should the film take hold with an audience.) “Equity’s” relative sternness of tone hardly feels accidental, given its portrayal of a professional landscape where women have to labor strenuously to convince male colleagues and clients of their seriousness.

Press materials boast that Menon has made “the first female-driven Wall Street movie,” a claim that may be countered by certain fans of Mike Nichols’ “Working Girl” — though either way, “Equity” is light years removed from the milder-mannered, male-conceived wish fulfillment of that workplace comedy. In most respects, at least: The proverbial glass ceiling in “Equity” doesn’t appear to be positioned any higher than it was in 1988, as high-flying investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is denied a global position by her male superior on the basis of a single underperforming IPO in her otherwise formidable portfolio. “This is not your year,” he tells Naomi with condescending cheer; her face suggests it’s not the first year she’s heard this. In turn, Naomi’s frustrated deputy Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas, one of the film’s producers) is denied a promotion for the second year running: The ladder of opportunity for women in this sector, unsurprisingly, is a narrow one.

Undaunted, Naomi turns to her next IPO coup, setting her sights on cocky British tech entrepreneur Ed (Samuel Roukin) and his buzzy new elite social network (or, as their marketing has it, “privacy company”) Cachet. Negotiations go well, and Naomi duly reels them in, though celebrations are short-lived: Whispered rumors of security breaches are spread by unidentified business rivals, seeking to devalue Cachet’s stock. The further Naomi unpicks the knot, the clearer it becomes that no one is to be trusted in either her professional or personal circles — scarcely differentiated as they are.

Further tightening the screws on the situation, meanwhile, is the sharp scrutiny of Samantha (Alysia Reiner, another producer), an estranged friend now working as a prosecutor for the U.S. attorney’s office. A lesbian with a knack for seducing incendiary information out of easily flattered finance bros, she may be the most powerful player in the whole sordid game. One of the most fascinating avenues of investigation in Fox’s script is the double-edged sword of sexuality for women in finance: As presented here, it’s a weapon that can maneuver them into positions of greater advantage, only to be swiftly used against them by misogynistic gatekeepers. Perceptive as its personal politics often are, however, “Equity” can feel artificial and hastily sketched on the business front — the MacGuffin that is Cachet, especially, reads as a screenwriter’s faintly dated conceit.

Finally given a film role that capitalizes on the hotwired intensity she demonstrated to Emmy-winning effect in TV’s “Breaking Bad,” Anna Gunn makes for a commanding lead, fearsomely seething at a range of volumes from one scene to the next. The lesser-known supporting cast serves the material with appropriately steely commitment, with Reiner a standout as the most sympathetic of the film’s multiple anti-heroines, if only by a fine margin: “Equity” is not a film, it should be said, that invites auds to root for anyone in particular.

Technically, the pic is both proficient and unlovely — which, given the necessarily ugly nature of the material, seems to be a conscious call on Menon’s part. The oily-to-the-touch finish of Eric Lin’s cinematography leaves all onscreen participants looking a little more sweatily worse for wear, though the film could do with fewer thematically pointed extreme angles. Editor Andrew Hafitz keeps the proceedings moving at a suitably businesslike clip, while production designer Diane Lederman has a witty awareness of the insecure machismo that infuses even the decor of Wall Street heavies: a blend of too-heavy timber, native artifacts from unvisited isles, and shade upon shade of executive taupe.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires “Equity” At The Sundance Film Festival (Sophie Von Haselberg Has A Supporting Role)

Movie City News
Sony Pictures Classics Takes Equity At Sundance
By Ray Pride
January 26, 2016

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MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 – Park City, Utah – Sony Pictures Classics announced today, on the eve of the film’s world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, that they have acquired worldwide rights to the first female driven Wall Street film, EQUITY. The film stars Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”), James Purefoy (“The Following”), Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards) and Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”).

Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop’s (Anna Gunn) world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. With an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) from her past on her heels, and a strained relationship with her junior, Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas), Naomi is forced to reexamine her own ambitions and the cutthroat world she loves—one where women have yet to break the glass ceiling.

EQUITY is directed by Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang) with a screenplay by Amy Fox from a story by Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner and Amy Fox.

Broad Street Pictures’ Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas serve as producers.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of the producers by CAA.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.  Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy Awards® (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 158 Academy Award® nominations (133 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. 

ABOUT BROAD STREET PICTURES

Broad Street Pictures, a company with a mission to produce thought-provoking films that employ more women in front of and behind the camera, is engaged in the development and production of movies for worldwide theatrical, video, television, and electronic distribution. The company is led by Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas.

 

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