Sony Pictures Classics Loves LIZA.Entertainment Editors/Business Writers
PARK CITY, Utah--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2002
Sony Pictures Classics picked up all English speaking territorial rights (North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , UK, Australia and New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. ) and Latin American rights to Todd Louiso's entrancing new film, LOVE LIZA.
LOVE LIZA starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Kathy Bates Bates , Katherine Lee 1859-1929.
American educator and writer best known for her poem "America the Beautiful," written in 1893 and revised in 1904 and 1911. is the inspired story of one man's struggle to deal with the tragic loss of his wife. Both a mix of drama and wit, LOVE LIZA screened to enthusiastic audiences at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
"This is a major work by a major filmmaker with two of the finest performances ever from Philip Seymour Hoffman For other persons named Philip Hoffman, see Philip Hoffman (disambiguation).
Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. Biography
Hoffman was born in Fairport, New York to Gordon S. and Kathy Bates," comments Michael Barker
Lieutenant-General Michael George Henry Barker (1884 – 1960), CB, DSO was a British Army general who served as commander of I Corps in 1940, before being , co-President Sony Pictures Classics. "It is a great pleasure to be in business again with Studio Canal Plus and Wild Bunch. The producers are to be congratulated."
"Knowing that Sony Pictures Classics is distributing LOVE LIZA is the most exciting news we could share," notes Ruth Charney one of the producers of the film on behalf of the director, cast and all the producers Jeff Roda, Chris Hanley, and Fernando Sulichin. "We feel we have a very special and sensitive film and really needed a very special and sensitive distributor to represent us and take our film to the public."
This is director's second foray at the Sundance Film Festival. His short Fifteen Minute Hamlet Hamlet
Tragic hero who tarries and broods over revenge and suicide. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
See : Indecision
introspective, vacillating Prince of Denmark. [Br. Lit. screened at the 1997 Festival.
PLEASE NOTE: LOVE LIZA WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE WALDO SALT SCREENWRITING AWARD AT THE 2002 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.