The New York edition of the annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) treated attendees to a sneak peak of movie trailers from some of the most anticipated upcoming films. Featuring projects from six major Hollywood studios including: Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Walt Disney Pictures, ABFF’s “Hollywood Trailerfest” was a blast for moviegoers that love to watch snippets of films right before the main feature begins.
Senator turned MPAA chairman, Chris Dodd, was on hand at the SVA Theatre where the Trailerfest took place to give a brief introductory speech about MPAA’s long standing relationship with ABFF founder, Jeff Friday. He reminded the audience that last year, ABFF showed a sneak peak of the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave, five months prior to its theatrical release date.
After Dodd wrapped his speech, Rick Ramirez of Warner Brothers Pictures presented three short movie trailers for the films Tammy, Into the Storm, and Dolphin Tale 2 starring Morgan Freeman. Ramirez mentioned that we can expect to see the first trailer for the sequel to the Jamie Foxx film Horrible Bosses during the week of June 30. While Get Hard, which pairs funnyman Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, will be released in March of 2015.
Other film executives attended the trailer festival like Michele Bell, Senior Vice President of Creative Services at Paramount Pictures, and Talitha Watkins, VP of Multicultural Marketing at Universal Pictures. They mentioned that next month, Universal Pictures’ NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, and the sequel to Ride Along, both begin production. Another juicy tip was the announcement that Best Man director Malcolm D. Lee will be directing the film Girls Trip.
And actor Chadwick Boseman attended the event to speak briefly about his portrayal of late soul legend, James Brown, in the upcoming biopic Get On Up.
Below is the full listing of films previewed at ABFF’s “Hollywood TrailerFest:”
The Gambler (Paramount- 2015)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Walt Disney Pictures- October 10th, 2014)
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Paramount-February 6, 2015
Think Like A Man Too (Sony Pictures- June 20th, 2014)
Tammy (Warner Brothers-July 2nd 2014)
The Purge Anarchy (Universal- July 18th 2014)
Sextape (Sony -July 18th 2014)
Planes Fire and Rescue (Walt Disney Pictures-July 18th, 2014)
Lucy (Universal-July 25th, 2014)
Hercules (Paramount-July 25th, 2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney-August 1st, 2014)
Get On Up (Universal-August 1st, 2014)
The Hundred Foot Journey (Walt Disney Pictures- August 8th, 2014)
Into The Storm (Warner Brothers-August 8th,2014)
Let’s Be Cops (20th Century Fox-August 13th, 2014)
When The Game Stands Tall (Sony -August 22nd 2014)
The Drop (20th Century Fox- September 14th, 2014)
The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox- September 19th, 2014)
The Equalizer (Sony- September 26th, 2014)
Gone Girl (20th Century Fox-October 3rd 2014)
The Interview (Sony- October 10th, 2014)
Book of Life (20th Century Fox-October 17th 2014 )
Birdman (20th Century Fox-October 17th, 2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (20th Century Fox-October 24th, 2014 )
Peanuts Movie (20th Century Fox- November 6th, 2015)
Interstellar (Paramount- November 7th 2014)
Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Pictures-November 7th, 2014)
Fury (Sony-November 14th, 2014 )
Annie (Sony- December 19th, 2014)
Hot Tub 2 (Paramount-December 25th, 2014)