William Shakespeare's Richard II in Pre-Production

William Shakespeare's Richard II in Pre-Production

To Be Directed by James Ivory

February 18, 2015

Richard II, set around the year 1398, traces the fall from power of the last king of the house of Plantagenet, Richard II, and his replacement by the first Lancaster king, Henry IV (Henry Bolingbroke).  Richard II, who ascended the throne as a young boy, is a regal and stately figure, but he is wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choice of counselors, and detached from his country ... MORE…

Make the Wiseguys Weep

Make the Wiseguys Weep

Presented by Merchant Ivory

February 16, 2015

Make the Wiseguys Weep will be Merchant Ivory’s first feature since 2009’s The City of Your Final Destination.  Based on a novel by David Evanier, and adapted for the screen by Ric Menello (The Immigrant, Two Lovers), the film traces the life and career of singer Jimmy Roselli, who is blacklisted from the music industry in the 1960’s following an altercation with Frank ... MORE…

Merchant Ivory Launches New Website for 2015

Merchant Ivory Launches New Website for 2015

Designed by Cyber-NY

February 15, 2015

Merchant Ivory is pleased to announce the launch of their new website with enhanced content and features.  The new website has a searchable filmography and timeline spanning more than 50-years of filmmaking history at MIP.  Visitors to the new site will see a randomized display of films highlighted from the home page to encourage discovery and exploration of the complete works of ... MORE…

Introduction to 50 Years of Merchant Ivory

Introduction to 50 Years of Merchant Ivory

Turner Classic Movies

September 01, 2011

In 1961, producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory formed Merchant Ivory Productions, a film company that would become highly celebrated for its elegant literary adaptations, which were produced on modest budgets yet achieved grandeur through the pair's ingenuity and imagination.... MORE…

The Costume Designers Guild Announces the Winners of the 7th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild Announces the Winners of the 7th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Gala Held on Saturday, February 19, 2005

February 19, 2005

Ismail Merchant and James Ivory received the Distinguished Producer/Director Award, presented to them by screen and stage star Bernadette Peters.(Los Angeles, CA - February 19, 2005) - The Costume Designers Guild announced the winners of the 7th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at their awards gala, with presenting sponsor Swarovski crystal, on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at the Beverly ... MORE…

Heights

Heights

By Peter Debruge - The Miami Herald

January 01, 2005

Discovered on the New York stage by producer Ismail Merchant, Heights is the movie I wanted Closer to be. It's an eviscerating look at the state of modern relationships that understands what Patrick Marber's play didn't: True partnerships aren't defined by the moment couples fall in or out of love, but by the downtime in between. Building on a startlingly mature screenplay by Amy Fox, Chris ... MORE…

James Ivory in Conversation How Merchant Ivory Makes Its Movies

James Ivory in Conversation How Merchant Ivory Makes Its Movies

Robert Emmet Long Foreword by Janet Maslin

April 03, 2004

"This series of conversations . . . informs and engages. Ivory charmingly speaks about a career that includes credits ranging from A Room with a View to Surviving Picasso. He offers insight into his technique and artistic approach, selection of subject matter, choice of actors, and interactions with associates like producer Ismail Merchant and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. . . . Illuminating and ... MORE…

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