MERYL STREEP AND PHYLLIDA LLOYD TO PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE Q&A IN SUPPORT OF The Iron Lady
Q&A will stream live online on December 6 at approximately 8:45pm EST New York, NY (December 5, 2011) The Weinstein Company announced today that following an upcoming advanced screening of "The Iron Lady," they will feature a live Q&A session with Meryl Streep and director Phyllida Lloyd. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 6th following a screening at the DGA Theater in New York City that will begin at 7:00pm EST. The Q&A will begin at approximately 8:45pm EST and will be made available for posting via the official widget.The Q&A will be moderated by Scott Feinberg, lead awards season blogger/analyst for The Hollywood Reporter. When the film is over, the Q&A will be streamed online allowing film fans across the country to submit questions and participate in a discussion with Streep and Lloyd on the making of the film. Additionally, the event will be promoted through online film advertising 24 hours in advance across various film sites. The Weinstein Company hosted a similar event last year with the film "The King's Speech" and had over 20,000 questions submitted in a 30 minute period during the Q&A. Users can submit questions at Ironladymovie.com and
The film, opening in select U.S. theaters on December 30th and expanding on January 17th, is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Weinstein Company's "The Iron Lady" stars Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Colman, and Alexandra Roach. It is written by Abi Morgan and produced by Francois Ivernel, Damian Jones, Adam Kulick, Cameron McCracken, Anita Overland, Tessa Ross, and Colleen Woodcock.
About The Weinstein Company:The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards(R), including Best Picture.Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I'M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; and I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT. Currently in release are SARAH'S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; and THE ARTIST. Upcoming releases include PIRANHA 3DD; W.E.; and The Iron Lady. TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy(R) nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently producing After The Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory.
BASIC FILM INFORMATION Title: The Iron Lady
Genre: DramaRelease Date: December 30, 2011 - Limited
Directed by: Phyllida LloydWritten by: Abi Morgan
Produced by: Francois Ivernel, Damian Jones, Adam Kulick, Cameron McCracken, Anita Overland, Tessa Ross
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach, Roger Allam, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Eloise Webb
Synopsis: The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.
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News Editor December 5, 2011, 3:51 pm