Walden Media presents a Gran Via Production's Drama directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal "Jamie Fitzpatrick", Viola Davis "Nona Alberts", Oscar Isaac "Michael Perry", Rosie Perez "Breena Harper", Ving Rhames "Principal Thompson", Lance Reddick "Charles Alberts", Marianne Jean-Baptiste "Olivia Lopez", Bill Nunn "Principal Holland" and Holly Hunter "Evelyn Riske", Emily Alyn Lind "Malia Fitzpatrick", Dante Brown "Cody Alberts", Liza Colón-Zayas "Yvonne", Ned Eisenberg "Arthur Gould". Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen. Music by: Marcelo Zarvos. Costume Designer: Luca Mosca. Editor: Kristina Boden. Production Designer: Rusty Smith. Director of Photography: Roman Osin, BSC . Executive Producers: Ron Schmidt, Tom Williams. Produced by: Mark Johnson. Written by: Brin Hill and Daniel Barnz. RELEASE DATE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2012 (USA)
20TH CENTURY FOX, LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL AND THE MOMS HOST WON’T BACK DOWN BLOGGER SCREENING INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE DRAMA STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL IN THEATERS EVERYWHERE SEPTEMBER 28 NEW YORK, NY, (Friday, August 3rd) – Twentieth Century Fox, Ladies’ Home Journal and The Moms hosted a special screening of the upcoming motion picture drama WON’T BACK DOWN for hundreds of women bloggers in New York City on Friday, August 3rd at the NYIT Auditorium. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Perez, as well as director and co-screenwriter Daniel Barnz. The conference was moderated by Melissa Gerstein and Denise Albert, from the lifestyle brand The Moms. Ladies’ Home Journal Editor In Chief Sally Lee welcomed the attendees. WON’T BACK DOWN is a powerful story – inspired by true events – of parenthood, friendship, hope and courage, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers­ who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Also starring are Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Holly Hunter, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lance Reddick and Ving Rhames. Daniel Barnz directs. The film was written by Brin Hill and Daniel Barnz, and the producer is Mark Johnson. The film arrives in theaters everywhere September 28, 2012. Sally Lee, SVP, Editor-in-Chief, of Ladies’ Home Journal noted: “At Ladies' Home Journal we celebrate women who live their lives with passion and purpose and we believe that every woman has a story to tell. We love hearing stories of resilience and empowerment, two themes that run through Won’t Back Down. Inspired by true events, Won’t Back Down is about a determined mother and schoolteacher who fight for their children. Just like the stories in our magazine, this film proves there's nothing women can't do when they stand together and demand change.” Commented Melissa Gerstein and Denise Albert: “We are honored to co-host and produce our Mamarazzi event for WON’T BACK DOWN, a powerful film with an outstanding cast. No mom should have to back down when it comes to her children and we are thrilled to help spread the "word of mom" alongside 20th Century Fox for this film and unprecedented social media event.” ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS: DANIEL BARNZ (Director/Co-Screenwriter) confronts unusual and frequently challenging subject matter in a way that is both emotional and captivating for audiences. With his keen visual eye and artistic edge, Barnz elicits memorable performances, and he counts himself extremely blessed to be collaborating with some of the finest actors working in film today. Barnz’s feature directorial debut, the award-winning “Phoebe in Wonderland,” starring Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson and Elle Fanning, premiered in competition at Sundance 2008, and was released nationally in 2009. Barnz went on to adapt and direct “Beastly,” which was released in 2011 and starred Alex Pettyfer in his breakout role. Inspired by his Kafka-esque experiences developing in Hollywood, Barnz wrote and made his directorial debut with the popular festival-circuit short film “The Cutting Room,” which tells the story of a trailer park inhabited by characters that have been cut out of books, plays, movies and TV shows. In 2007, Barnz was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film and in 2008 one of Variety’s Top Ten Directors to Watch. In his early career, Barnz spent many seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival before moving to Los Angeles to direct for Tim Robbins’s theater company, The Actors’ Gang. Shortly thereafter, Barnz entered the MFA program at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. After graduating, Barnz got his start in the industry writing screenplays, including “Sugarland” for Jodie Foster, “Under and Alone” for Mel Gibson and “Rogue” for Leonardo DiCaprio. Barnz was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, and received his B.A. from Yale University. MARCELO ZARVOS (Music) is a veteran composer of music for films and television. His many motion picture credits include “The Good Shepherd,” “Hollywoodland,” “The Air I Breathe,” “What Just Happened,” “Brooklyn’s Finest,” “Remember Me” and “The Beaver.” In television, he received Emmy nominations for his work on the movie “You Don’t Know Jack” and the HBO film “Taking Chance.” Zarvos composed the music for the Showtime series “The Big C” and the HBO movie “Too Big to Fail.” TM and © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Property of Fox.
WON'T BACK DOWN Walden Media presents a Gran Via Production's Drama directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Ving Rhames.
WON'T BACK DOWN Viola Davis, left, and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in WON´T BACK DOWN.
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SONGS: Not Yo Written and Performed by Shelly Speck A Girl Named Malia Written by Matt Keating Performed by Oscar Isaac Ima Winna Written by John Costello, David Hilker and Jeffrey A. Freundlich Performed by Marcus Latief Scott Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music Learning to Fly Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Courtesy of Geffen Records Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Goin’ To College Written by Matt Keating Performed by Oscar Isaac Time Written by Cole Alexander, Joseph Bradley, Ian Brown and Jared Swilley Performed by Black Lips Courtesy of Vice Records By arrangement with Zync Music Group San Francisco Moon Written and performed by Adam Saunders Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music Rock What You Got (Fight Underdog Fight Mix) Written by Max Hsu, Matt Dally, Dave Ghazarian, Tricia Brock, Melissa Brock, Brandon Estelle Performed by Superchick Courtesy of Inpop Records and Whizbang, Inc. Spotlight (New Regrets) Written and performed by Patrick Stump Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Do What It Do (Anthem Remix) Written and Performed by Kajmir Royale Courtesy of Anthem Audio Arts Rainbow in the Rain Written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas Performed by Clint Black Courtesy of Blacktop Records By arrangement with Sugaroo! Hey Hey Hey Written by Michael Franti Performed by Michael Franti & Spearhead Courtesy of Capitol Records Under license from EMI Film & Television Music One World Written by Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens and Cary Barlowe Performed by TobyMac featuring Siti Monroe Courtesy of ForeFront Records Under license from EMI Film & Television Music Swing Keys Written and performed by Alex Wilson Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music Sweetest Sound Written by Richard Hall and Princess Menen Performed by Moby and Princess Menen Courtesy of Little Idiot Ask Not Written by Matt Keating Performed by Oscar Isaac The Future Written by Tom Beaujour, Keith Hartel and Ray Kubian Performed by True Love Courtesy of Main Man By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music Courtesy of Main Man By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music I Won’t Back Down Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Courtesy of Geffen Records Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Courtesy of Geffen Records Under license from Universal Music Enterprises More Choice Written and performed by James Kaleth, Robert Mitchell and Jez Pike Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music Live Your Life Right Written by Julian Emery, James Lawrence Irvin and Elisabeth Maurus Performed by Lissie Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
SPECIAL SCREENING #1 Event Interview #1 Maggie Gyllenhaal "Jamie Fitzpatrick" (VO)
SPECIAL SCREENING #2 Event Interview #2 Viola Davis "Nona Alberts" (VO)
SPECIAL SCREENING #3 Event Interview #3 Rosie Perez "Breena Harper" (VO)
SPECIAL SCREENING #4 Event Interview #4 Daniel Barnz (Director) (VO)
SPECIAL SCREENING #5 Event Interview #5 Sally Lee (SVP, Editor-in-Chief of Ladies´ Home Journal) (VO)
SPECIAL SCREENING #7 Q&A with Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Perez, as well as director and co-screenwriter Daniel Barnz (VO)
FILM CLIP #1 "Want to start a school with me?" (VO)
FILM CLIP #2 "I just want to teach" (VO)
FILM CLIP #3 "Change the school, change the neighborhood" (VO)
FILM CLIP #4 "Hands off our kids" (VO)
FILM CLIP #5 "A phone call from Tyler" (VO)
PREMIERE #1 Maggie Gyllenhaal "Jamie Fitzpatrick" (VO)
PREMIERE #2 Viola Davis "Nona Alberts" (VO)
PREMIERE #3 Daniel Barnz (Director/Co-Writer) (VO)
PREMIERE #4 Rosie Perez "Breena Harper" (VO)
PREMIERE #5 Oscar Isaac "Michael Perry" (VO)
PREMIERE #6 Lance Reddick "Charles Alberts" (VO)
PREMIERE #7 Dante Brown "Cody Alberts" (VO)
PREMIERE #8 Emily Alyn Lind "Malia Fitzpartrick" (VO)
INTERVIEWS #1 Daniel Barnz (Director) (VO)
INTERVIEWS #2 Maggie Gyllenhaal "Jamie Fitzpatrick" (VO)
INTERVIEWS #3 Rosie Perez "Breena Harper" & Oscar Isaac "Michael Perry" (VO)
INTERVIEWS #4 Viola Davis "Nona Alberts" (VO)
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