Ivan Reitman, Paul Feig And Jason Reitman To Come Together For The First-Ever Directors’ Panel At Ghostbusters™ Fan Fest Presented By Wizard World June 8

gbswizworld

Directors Of The Original 1984 Film, Ghostbusters II, 2016 Reboot and the Upcoming 2020 Project To Participate On a Directors’ Panel In Celebration Of the Franchise’s 35th Anniversary On The Sony Pictures Studio Lot

Paul Feig Approved Headshot 4.30-400.pngCULVER CITY, Calif., May 14, 2019 — The once-in-a-lifetime Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World just got a little more special with today’s announcement of the first-ever panel featuring the directors of all four of the franchise’s feature films. Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989)), Paul Feig (Ghostbusters (2016)) and Jason Reitman (Ghostbusters (2020)) will join to discuss the franchise on the main stage as a prime feature of the blockbuster event, Saturday, June 8 on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif.

The Q&A session, part of a daylong celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the original film and 30th of Ghostbusters II, will be open to all Ghostbusters Fan Fest attendees. Class 1, 3, 5 and 10 attendees will have priority seating based on the benefits of their respective tickets.

Feig, who served as both the co-writer (along with Katie Dippold) and director of the 2016 entry in the franchise, is the latest addition to the Ghostbusters Fan Fest celebrity lineup. The creator of “Freaks and Geeks” and director of Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and A Simple Favor, Feig has produced, directed, written and acted in films and TV series for more than 30 years.

In addition to participating in the panel, Feig will greet fans, pose for photo ops and sign autographs during the Fan Fest.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Jason Reitman, the director and co-writer of Sony Pictures’ Upcoming Ghostbusters™ Film, to attend Ghostbusters™ Fan Fest Presented By Wizard World June 7-8

gbswizworld

Joins Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Plus Stars of the 1984 Original Film and ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ Series For Live Event On Sony Pictures Studio Lot Celebrating Ghostbusters’ 35th Anniversary

jasonreitmanCULVER CITY, Calif., April 10, 2019 — As fans get ready for a new chapter of the Ghostbusters universe, attendees of the first-ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest, presented by Wizard World, will hear from Jason Reitman, the director and co-writer (with Gil Kenan) of Sony Pictures’ upcoming 2020 Ghostbusters film, on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot this June 7th and 8th in Culver City, California. With Ghostbusters (1984) stars Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) and director and producer Ivan Reitman already slated to attend the event with several other stars from across the franchise and a bevy of themed activities, it’s the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime celebration of everything Ghostbusters.

“I am thrilled that my role of Brownstone Boy #2 will finally be given proper recognition. Might also chat about the upcoming Ghostbusters film,” said Reitman.

Reitman is a four-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker. He made his feature film debut with the 2006 Sundance hit Thank You For Smoking. Reitman notably earned Academy Award® nominations for directing Juno and Up In The Air, the latter of which earned him a Golden Globe® Award, WGA Award and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. Other films include Young Adult, Tully, and The Front Runner. Reitman also produced four seasons of the Hulu comedy series Casual through his Right of Way Films. He also executive produced the Academy Award®-winning film Whiplash,Karyn Kusama’s Jennifer’s Body and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition.

Jeffrey Godsick, EVP, Brand Management and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group said: “We’re excited to be collaborating with Jason Reitman on this new chapter in the franchise. This will be a unique opportunity for fans to get a sneak peek of Jason’s vision for the film. The Ghostbusters Fan Fest is shaping up as a can’t-miss celebration of Ghostbusters and we couldn’t be more pleased that Jason will be such a big part of it.”

Continue reading

Saturday Admission to Ghostbusters Fan Fest for only $149.99

wizworldfanfestsonylot

wizworldfanfestsatonly.png

After receiving a lot of feedback from fan groups about adding a single day ticket for Fan Fest, we are pleased to announce the addition of the new Saturday General Admission ticket!  To kick things off, we are adding a very limited number at just $149.99, and YOU get the first shot to grab one!  In addition, kids 12 and under also now get in free with a paid adult!

Saturday General Admission includes entrance to Sony Pictures Studio Lot on Saturday, June 8th, with access to all vendors, outdoor stages, and programming.  Autographs, Photo Ops, and the Friday Night Screening are now available as a la carte options, and you can take advantage of the Payment Plan option to spread payments out leading up to the event.

Continue reading

Aykroyd, Reitman, Hudson To Attend Ghostbusters Fan Fest Presented By Wizard World, June 7-8

wizardworldgbsfanfest

Tickets Now Available for Ghostbusters™ Fan Fest Presented By Wizard World

Aykroyd, Reitman, Hudson Among First Stars Announced

First-Ever Extraordinary Live Event at the Sony Pictures Studio Lot Created to Celebrate Ghostbusters’ 35th Anniversary

danackroyd2019CULVER CITY, Calif., February 19, 2019

– Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost? Well, if you have, Ghostbusters fans, get ready for mass hysteria! Tickets go on sale today for the first-ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest, presented by Wizard World, as Sony Pictures, Ghost Corps, and Wizard World announce an initial lineup of special guests, events, and treats that await attendees. The premier live event will be held June 7-8 on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, California. 

Stars Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), director Ivan Reitman and Ghostbusters theme song singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. are all confirmed to attend. The stars of The Real Ghostbusters animated series (1986-91) will also be well-represented at Fan Fest, with Maurice LaMarche (Dr. Egon Spengler), Frank Welker (Dr. Raymond Stantz) and Dave Coulier (Dr. Peter Venkman) scheduled to attend.

Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World will be the ultimate celebration of the franchise. For the 35th anniversary of the legendary film (and the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters II), fans will participate in exclusive panels with the stars and original crew members, meet the Ghostbusters creators, talent and crew and experience Ghostbusters augmented reality gaming. Other planned Ghostbusters-themed activities include a screening of the original film, a special musical performance by Parker, costume contests, meet-ups, documentary screenings, laser tag, interactive photo booths, exhibitor booths, and much more.

Tickets for the premier event are on sale now at https://www.tixr.com/pr/gbffpr/12066.  Packages range in price from $499 to $1499 (and a $99 youth package), with autographs and photo ops included in some packages. 

Fans can learn more about the Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World at http://www.ghostbusters.com/news/ghostbusters-fan-fest.  Continue reading

Mass Hysteria Hardcover

masshysteriacover

If you didn’t collect all of IDW Publishing‘s Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary comics event Mass Hysteria, waited until the future like a certain Ghostbusters Incorporated suit (Twitter) to get the remaining individual issues, or waited in hopes their’d be a companion to Total Containment, we have news for you. Continue reading

Hollywood Reporter Interviews Dan Aykroyd On Female Ghostbusters Cast

Campaign, The

In an interview with Dan Aykroyd, Hollywood Reporter asked the Ghostbusters originator his thoughts on the new Ghostbusters female cast.

Dan Aykroyd

The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy.

My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day and this is a beautiful development in the legacy of our family business.

Photo Source: Boston Herald

Entertainment Weekly Ghostbusters Exclusives

ewgbcastreunion ewgbsreunionscoversub

We were informed, albeit a little later then we would have preferred that EW’s website has two Ghostbusters reunions articles that aren’t part of the print issue, uh we don’t think. Fact check much?

  1. Ghostbusters: An Oral History
  2. The Painful What-If That Haunts ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson

Photos Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Spook Central (Facebook)

Entertainment Weekly Ghostbusters Cast Reunion

aewlogo

Ghostbusters cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and director Ivan Reitman reunited for EW‘s 2014 The Reunions Issue.  A cast photo takes up much of the cover, over The Fabulous Baker Boys, Mean Girls, and Sports Night reunions. This special double issue uh hits newsstands this Friday, November 7, 2014. Continue reading

Ghostbusters Commercial Alternate Takes

rayfilmingcomwithjanine

One of the most famous commercials in movie history comes from Ghostbusters. Without it, we wouldn’t have seen the power of advertising. Conveniently a TV that was mysteriously left on for Dana (foreshadowing) let her know who to call (and with no address or obvious map) how to get to this new GHOSTBUSTERS business.

Before their can be a movie based on real events or a commercial, it has to be filmed. Sure my employers had a real commercial, it would have looked a little out of place with the rest of Ghostbusters being those comedic actors.

Also because Columbia Pictures hadn’t worked out the movie rights for the name GHØSTBUSTERS from those other fictional guys and a deal hadn’t been finalized with the Ghostbusters, all those involved with filming Ghostbusters filmed alternate takes with different “business” names. Ya know, just in case and it wouldn’t need to be re-filmed (which might not have been as great) in post production.

Continue reading