One of the major benefits of running a web site dedicated to an internationally acclaimed actress is that you inevitably get in touch with people from all over the world. While most of them just want to know how they can get an autograph of Ellen or contact her, there are others who don't forget about the human factor behind this online resource and realize how much effort it takes to create such a place and keep it up to date. With the end of the year approaching, I would like to thank the following individuals for helping me in large and small ways and making Ellen Page Online what it is today:
# Jim Hodgkinson, Canada #
Thank you for being my right hand for several years now. I'm infinitely grateful that you patiently proof read all the news entries on this site, you always have an ear for me and you are on the spot any time. EPO wouldn't be the same without your constant involvement in the background. I hope you'll be with us for a long time yet!
# Marie-Laure Chieppa, France #
“It's hard to find the right words to express my gratitude for all the things you have done throughout the year. But please know that you are and always will be a very special person to me. I'm happy that the German-French friendship as it's currently practised in the political arena ("Merkozy") goes hand in hand with the way we deal with each other. Finally, thank you for providing one of the best Christmas gifts ever!
# Jim Braciliano, USA #
Thank you for contributing the rare VHS box set of the »Pit Pony« TV series
and being a long-term member on the message board!
# William Wheeling, USA #
Thank you for your generous donations which help to keep this project alive!
# John Goss, Japan #
I know life for the Japanese wasn't always easy this year, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me and picking up some DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs for my collection!
# Anika Mueller from Senator Entertainment, Germany #
Thank you for providing posters and free tickets for the EPO contest on occasion of the German theatrical release of »Whip It«
# Dávid Neszmélyi from Hungaro, Germany #
Thank you for your exceptional help in getting some Hungarian movie and series releases. This wouldn't have been possible without your assistance!
# The moderator team including Milo de Villiers (Canada), Allan Trick and Daniel Freer (both USA) #
Thank you for taking care of the EPO forum and not letting it get out of control!
# Alex Ulko, Ukraine #
Thank you for making me aware of some serious security issues and helping me to fix them! Also thanks for contributing all available Ukrainian releases of Ellen's movies to my collection!
# Ben Robins, United Kingdom #
Thanks for letting me co-administrate the fan page
. It was a pleasure to support James Gunn's superhero movie that way!
# Albert Anti from DVD filmtár, Hungary #
Thank you for your effort in getting me an almost-impossible-to-find copy of the Hungarian »Hard Candy«
# Leonard Doran, USA #
Thanks for your donation and all the emails you sent me. I really enjoyed reading them and I regret that I cannot answer each one in a timely fashion!
# Elizabete Soares, Brazil #
Thank you for your patience and your unremitting commitment in buying some Brazilian DVDs and Blu-ray for my EP collection!
# All donors listed here #
Thank you for showing your love and support for EPO by donating to this project!
Special greetings to:
Bear McCreary and Jesper Kyd (Thanks for composing all these wonderful soundtracks which I listen to almost every day), my favourite actors and actresses including Kirsten Dunst, Bruce Willis, Autumn Reeser, Jim Carrey, Paula Schramm, Dennis Quaid, Madeline Carroll, Patrick Stewart, AnnaSophia Robb, Justin Timberlake, Maria Valverde, Hugh Jackman, Margarita Levieva, Christian Bale, Chloe Moretz, Anaïs Demoustier, Julia Dietze, Willa Holland, Hayley McFarland and Liana Liberato (Thanks for making unique, wonderful, inspiring, touching and entertaining movies), all the people who think of the future of our planet and set things in motion, my family and friends, and all I have forgotten to list.
NEW YORK (December 21, 2011) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American and UK rights to Woody Allen’s next film, NERO FIDDLED. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
Produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum, Giampaulo Letta and Faruk Alatan, NERO FIDDLED, is a Medusa film and Gravier production. The film was Allen’s first film shot in Rome.
NERO FIDDLED marks Allen’s fifth film with Sony Pictures Classics. Allen’s most recent film with SPC, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, has made almost $60 million at the box office and is Allen’s highest grossing film in North America. The film also recently garnered four Golden Globe nominations. SPC’s previous collaborations with Allen include YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER starring Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Frieda Pinto; the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival’s opening night film WHATEVER WORKS starring Larry David, Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood; and SWEET AND LOWDOWN, which garnered Oscar nominations for Sean Penn and Samantha Morton.
“More laughs in this one than you can imagine. We know it’s a bit premature, but thank you Woody and company, for granting us the perfect summer comedy of 2012. Keep ‘em coming,” says Sony Pictures Classics.
Allen adds, “I’ve had a number of very good experiences working with Sony Classics, culminating most recently with MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. They seem to be very sensitive to the kind of films I make, and I’m looking forward to working with them now again.”