Home Celebrity Tarantino’s “Django” Sets Late Press Junket for December 15-16

Quentin Tarantino may be riding to the rescue of the 2012 holiday film season, but it will be at the very last minute. Messages have just gone out from The Weinstein Company to hold December 15th and 16th for the junket days for “Django Unchained” with Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and a cast of thousands. Waiting for word on what this means for awards voting by the New York Film Critics and some other groups from November 30th through about December 6th. Of course, this does give him time to show the film to the awards groups, then go back and tinker a bit before the press sees the movie. “Django” opens on Christmas Day, and can’t be soon enough as far his fans–including this writer–are concerned.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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