More “Newlyweds” Interviews

Vanity Fair: “Q&A: Director Ed Burns on Using Twitter to Make His $9,000 Movie Newlyweds” (Dec 28, 2011)
Click here to read the interview.

Miami Herald: “Ed Burns: 2012 is going to be busy” (Dec 28, 2011)
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Huffington Post (Dec 27): “I’d Call That a Success: Ed Burns on Newlyweds” (Dec 27, 2011)
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Huffington Post (Dec 21): “Edward Burns On ‘Newlyweds’ And His Wife, Christy Turlington” (Dec 21, 2011)
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On Demand Weekly: “VOD Spotlight: Ed Burns (Newlyweds)” (Dec 26, 2011)
Click here to read the interview.

Anthem Magazine: “Q&A with Edward Burns” (Dec 25, 2011)
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iamROGUE.com: “Ed Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerald talk ‘Newlyweds'” (Dec 24, 2011)
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Glamour: “Here’s a Gift From Ed Burns to You–An Exclusive Clip of His New Movie Newlyweds and Lots of Scoop on Love and Marriage” (Dec 23, 2011)
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“Friends With Kids” Will Be Released in the U.S. Spring 2012

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired the U.S. rights to the upcoming film “Friends With Kids”
starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Megan Fox, Kristen Wiig, Edward Burns, Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd. The firm was shot in New York earlier this year. It is scheduled for a theatrical release in Spring 2012. For more information, visit variety.com.

Tribeca Film To Distribute “Newlyweds”

Tribeca Film will be distributing “Newlyweds” in the U.S. & Canada. Look out for a release via multiple platforms later this year.

For more info, check out these articles:

L.A. Times – “Tribeca hitches wagon to Edward Burns’ “Newlyweds”” by Joshua L. Weinstein
Indiewire.com – “Tribeca Film Gets Hitched to Ed Burns’ “Newlyweds”” by Brian Brooks
Variety.com – “Tribeca Film takes ‘Newlyweds'” by Gordon Cox

Man On A Ledge – Release Date Scheduled

Just a little note about my other career… I thought you would like to know that an upcoming film I’m in, Man On A Ledge, directed by Asger Leth, and also starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Kyra Sedgwick, and Titus Welliver will be released in theaters on January 13, 2012. More info here.

Song Contest Instructions

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted a track for the Newlyweds song competition. As a reminder, submissions opened April 12, and will close on April 20 at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST. We will announce the winning track by end of day on Friday, April 22.  Exact upload instructions are as follows:

1. Click HERE

2. Log in or sign up for an account

3. Click the “Dropbox” tab

4. Click the “choose file” button, and upload your song

5. The Newlyweds team will be notified of your submission and approve upon receipt


Dusty Film and Animation Awards

I am proud to announce that I will be presenting the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award at the 22nd annual Dusty Film and Animation Awards Ceremony, which will be held on May 10 in New York City.

The Dusty awards are presented to the winning thesis students from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts.

You can find more details about the Awards at hollywoodreporter.com.

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival to Close 10th Edition with Newlyweds

The Tribeca Film Festival will be closing its 10th edition with the world premiere of my new film, Newlyweds. The film will premiere Saturday, April 30, at BMCC TPAC.

Newlyweds is the tenth film that I have written and directed and the sixth to premiere at TFF. The film, which was shot almost exclusively in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood, is a chronicle of modern marriage, pointing out an essential truth: When you get married, you’re not just getting a husband or wife—you’re getting the family, the friends, and even the exes. The film tracks a newly wedded couple whose honeymoon period is upended by the arrival of the husband’s wild-child baby sister and the crumbling marriage of the wife’s meddlesome sister. The cast includes myself, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Kerry Bishé. I produced the film with producing partner Aaron Lubin and William Rexer. Mike Harrop served as executive producer.

Tribeca is my home in every sense – it’s where I live, and it’s also the place where I have been so proud to show my work. And from the beginning, the Festival has been a wonderful place for me to showcase my films and enjoy the kinds of conversations that I love as a filmmaker and a New Yorker.

The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 20 through May 1, 2011.

Welcome to the newly launched Edward Burns site!

To kick things off we are having a poster contest for the upcoming film, Newlyweds. Fans have been submitting posters via Twitter for a few weeks now, and we have started compiling them HERE for you to vote on. You can continue to submit your posters until MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 4 via Twitter (just use #NewlywedsPoster).

In order to cast your vote “like” the one that is your favorite. We will announce the winner on APRIL 18 via the website, Facebook and Twitter. The winner will receive a copy of the Tribeca poster, two tickets (airfare, accommodations and transportation NOT provided), and a copy of the Newlyweds dvd when it comes out. Also, the winning poster will be used as one of the movie posters at Tribeca!

We are excited to see which one you guys pick!