The red carpet: The New York Times recognizes the master of the tux.
Behind the scenes: End Of Watch has a distributor:
Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Exclusive Media's "End of Watch," the latest directorial effort from David Ayer. ...
The announcement was made Thursday by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films CEO and Exclusive Media’s Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.
“Our entire team was blown away by the movie,” Ortenberg said. “David Ayer is truly an auteur and his innovative approach to this mesmerizing story is certain to wow critics and audiences alike.”
The film uses handheld high-def cameras to tell the tale of police officers, gang members and citizens caught in the line of fire in L.A.'s South Central district. ...
“Open Road is fantastically well-equipped to distribute 'End Of Watch'" said Ayer. "They are as passionate about the film as I am and share my vision for the film’s release.”
Open Road is planning a 2012 release.
According to Deadline, "They’ve committed to a 2000 screen run, with a minimum guarantee just north of $2 million and a $20 million P&A commitment. It is not quite as sizable commitment as Open Road made when it acquired The Grey for $8 million with a $25 million P&A commitment, but it is substantial, and evidence that when Tom Ortenberg sees a film he can market, he goes after it hard. The Grey has so far grossed $49 million domestic. ...
They had several distribution options, but were wowed by Open Road’s aggressiveness and its distribution plans. “We wanted distributors to see it with an audience and it was standing room only,” he said. “The film is gripping but there is also a lot of humor. It is better than a screening in an empty room with four executives; I’ve been through those. It’s a different experience watching with real moviegoers and buyers responded.”
They also list Jake as an executive producer.
Famous friends: A preview for the Railroad Revival tour documentary, titled Big Easy Express:
According to a post on tumblr:
SXSW will debut the world premiere of Big Easy Express, directed by Emmett Malloy, as part of the closing night lineup on March 17th. The vintage railcar journey from Oakland to New Orleans is chronicled via the, “bands’ vibrant railway adventures; the high canyons, joyous crowds, blasted skies, late-night laughter, [and] endless music…”
I think that's a picture of Jake from Bon Appetit magazine. I heard that he was in this month's edition and assume it was about his work with Edible Schoolyard, but I haven't seen any evidence until this. Someone posted this on twitter and referred to BA mag. Will keep an eye out for the article.