AT&T’s First-Ever Untold Stories Film ‘Nigerian Prince’ Debuts In Theaters & On Demand Oct 19


The First Film Funded and Distributed by Ongoing Diversity & Inclusion Program from AT&T and Tribeca

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New York, NY, Oct. 17, 2018 – AT&T Presents: Untold Stories is proud to bring the program’s first-ever film – NIGERIAN PRINCE – to audiences nationwide on Friday, October, 19. Untold Stories is a film initiative created by AT&T and Tribeca to ensure diverse voices in storytelling are heard and seen in theaters and living rooms across the country. Written and directed by newcomer Faraday Okoro, and filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, the film is a heist thriller about a Nigerian-American teenager sent to visit relatives in Nigeria against his will, later to join forces with his internet scammer cousin in an attempt to return to the United States on his own.

Kicking off the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Okoro was one of five aspiring directors who participated in a live pitch to a panel of celebrity and industry judges that included AT&T’s chief brand officer Fiona Carter to win $1 million to make their film utilizing the Untold Stories program grant, mentorship and distribution commitments. Okoro’s film, NIGERIAN PRINCE, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews and packed theaters in New York City. Now, delivering on the program’s promise to ensure that underserved artists’ work is not only created but seen, NIGERIAN PRINCE will be available to millions of movie enthusiasts in select theaters across the country as well as on DIRECTV, U-Verse and a range of on-demand platforms.

“Untold Stories is the rare project that unites AT&T’s commitment to equality with our passion for delivering exhilarating new experiences for our customers. Like our friends at Tribeca, we appreciate quality storytelling that entertains, challenges and transports us to places we’ve never been with a creative vision we’ve never seen – that is NIGERIAN PRINCE,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications. “We are thrilled to help Faraday and his incredible team live their dream with the debut of this film, but we’re equally excited to bring a wonderful and completely unique film to a national audience.”

"Programs like Untold Stories have the incredible power to introduce audiences to new storytellers and new ways of seeing the world," said Jane Rosenthal, ceo and co-founder of Tribeca Enterprises/Tribeca Film Festival. “We're proud to support Faraday Okoro’s globe-trotting, culture-crossing film NIGERIAN PRINCE as the first recipient of the Untold Stories grant, and we are eager to champion other emerging filmmakers as we continue to get untold stories heard with our friends at AT&T."

NIGERIAN PRINCE follows two characters: Eze, a stubborn, first generation Nigerian-American teenager and his cousin, Pius, who is a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer. After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America. Executive produced by Spike Lee, the film stars Chinaza Uche and Antonio Bell.

AT&T Presents: Untold Stories. An Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration with Tribeca was launched in 2017 to ensure that diverse storytellers always have a screen on which to shine. AT&T will provide funding up to $1 million for one talented filmmaker to create his or her film each year, and Tribeca will provide mentorship from seasoned industry professionals. AT&T will distribute the winning film across its video platforms. This film initiative is an alliance between AT&T and Tribeca along with Tribeca Film Institute and debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

NIGERIAN PRINCE is the first film produced under the program. In April of 2018, AT&T awarded its second $1 million to Untold Stories winners Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng for their film, LUCKY GRANDMA. Like NIGERIAN PRINCE, it will also have its world premiere screening during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival next April. Submissions are now open for Year 3 – and aspiring filmmakers are encouraged to submit scripts between now and Nov. 24, 2018, for their chance to compete for a $1 million grant to make their film as part of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories.

For additional information about UNTOLD STORIES, please visit:

About AT&T Communications

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About the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, is the leading cultural event that brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 18th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities. The 18th annual edition will take place April 24 - May 5, 2019.


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London, UK (October 10th, 2018) Gunpowder & Sky, the global content studio, announced today that they have sold the UK rights to Grammy-Award winning Director Jonas Åkerlund’s (Madonna's "Ray of Light" video and "The Confessions Tour", Paul McCartney's "Live Kisses", Spun)Lords of Chaos to Arrow Films, ahead of the film’s UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival next week. Åkerlund directed and wrote the screenplay which is based on the biography of the same name by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. The film stars Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer and Sky Ferreira, alongside Valter Skarsgård and Jon Øigarden.


Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM. The film made its world premiere to critical acclaim earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and has since continued to build momentum with turns at Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest and more.


Director of Content & Distribution Francesco Simeoni commented: “We were knocked out by this raw and powerful film which we cannot wait to bring to audiences in the UK. With its deft handling of the true events and the fabrications required to adapt a work into another medium Jonas Åkerlund has created something that will please both fans and newbies and we look forward to converting the masses to Norwegian Black Metal!”


Added David Betesh, Global Sales Manager at Gunpowder & Sky, “We have been delighted to see the wildly enthusiastic response to the film from global buyers. And, we couldn’t be happier that, in the UK market, LORDS OF CHAOS is going to be championed by the great team at Arrow.”


Gunpowder & Sky is handling worldwide rights to the film and will be releasing in the US in Q1 of 2019. Lords of Chaos was produced by Twentieth Century Fox, VICE Films’ Danny Gabai and Jim Czarnecki, Insurgent Media’s Erik Gordon, and Kwesi Dickson, Jack Arbuthnott of Scott Free Productions and Ko Mori of Eleven Arts Production.


This news comes on the heels of Gunpowder & Sky’s announcement that they have acquired Alex Ross Perry’s (Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth)Her Smell, the punk rock epic chronicling the reckless fall and vigilant rise of a ‘90s riot grrrl depicted by Emmy-Award winning actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Mad Men”), and the summer theatrical release of Hearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the powers of music which took home its debut weekend’s #1 PSA.


Quickly becoming the go-to studio for music-related releases, Gunpowder & Sky is also responsible for Sounds Like Home, an inspirational documentary that reminds audiences of the power in music’s ability to transcend languages and borders which debuted on Sky Arts, and four seasons to-date of Drawn & Recorded: Modern Myths of Music, the company’s original animated series with Oscar and Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, acclaimed animator Drew Christie and music television producer Bill Flanagan (“Storytellers”, “Crossroads”).



Gunpowder & Sky is an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.


In 2017, Gunpowder & Sky released numerous films and series, including The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman, which premiered to sold-out audiences in NY and LA, and nabbed the highest per screen average for its opening weekend. Gunpowder & Sky was also responsible for the Herbalife exposé documentary,Betting on Zero, which debuted as the number one documentary in the iTunes store; Ben Young’s Hounds of Love, which won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature; and Spotify’s most viewed series, Drawn & Recorded. In partnership with HBO and Blumhouse Productions, Gunpowder & Sky also released two horror films, Totem and Like, Share, Follow. Separately, the company also launched DUST, the first premium, digitally-distributed sci-fi brand showcasing thought-provoking visions of the future from both established and emerging filmmakers.


Most recently, during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival the company acquired the North American rights to Brett Haley’s (I’ll See You In MyDreamsThe HeroHearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the bonding powers of music, and premiered Summer of ’84, the latest thriller from award-winning directors RKSS. Simultaneously, Trevor Stevens’ directorial debut, Rock Steady Row also premiered and won narrative feature jury and audience awards at the Slamdance Film Festival.


Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in NY and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.


About Arrow Films:

Arrow Films is a leading independent all-rights entertainments company, established in 1991, operating in the UK, Republic of Ireland, U.S.A and Canada. Arrow Films is firmly dedicated to new cinema, developing an enviable theatrical slate of critically acclaimed films which will additionally enjoy a lasting lifespan across all of our ancillary channels, brands and labels, including Arrow Video and Arrow Academy. 

Recent acquisitions include ClimaxThe EndlessBlade of the ImmortalIsmael’s GhostsThe VillainessAquariusClash and Hounds of Love. Additionally, Arrow Films is widely considered to be the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market, fuelled by state of the art in-house film restoration and highly sought-after Blu-ray editions of classic and cult cinema.

EXCLUSIVE PROMO - 'I DON’T LIVE TODAY', a Radical New Entry into Black Independent Cinema #NoKingsHere

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A crowdfunding campaign is currently on its final week offering a feature film to be executive produced by the Duplass Brothers. Mtume Gant’s I DON’T LIVE TODAY has just raised $20,000 reaching 50% of the campaign $40,000 goal.

In addition to raising the remaining funds, Gant and team must raise 1000 followers to successfully complete the campaign by October 17th 2018.

Individuals can visit the campaign page and click the FOLLOW button which is simple, easy, and free!

The campaign can be found here (

Here’s an EXCLUSIVE LOOK at the PROMO for the film

I DON’T LIVE TODAY follows one night in the life of a Black abstract artist who has become disillusioned with the morally corrupt art world in New York City. On this night, Robeson has declared his exodus from the city and in doing so wanders the streets for one final time getting into misadventures that force him to face his own toxic hypocrisies.

Gant intends to unveil New York City with a focus on rarely seen parts of the city to reveal the fuller truth about his hometown where he has lived his whole life. The film is a modern-day morality fable that takes place in the darker ends of the New York arts economy, where the subjects of race, family, loyalty and ethics are put on trial.

About Mtume Gant
Mtume has been circling the arts industry for decades as an actor of theatre and film. He travelled the world as a hip-hop artist under the name Core Rhythm, and now focuses on making socially aware films. Mtume’s previous short films SPIT and WHITE FACE have screened at numerous festivals garnering countless awards including New York City’s Coney Island, Bushwick, Harlem, Lower East Side, and in San Francisco, Woodstock, Aspen, Ashland, and Manchester.

Check out an EXCLUSIVE interview with Mtume Gant here.

I DON’T LIVE TODAY is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @IDLTFilm
and under the hashtag, #NoKingsHere

Individuals can show their support by clicking the FOLLOW button on the campaign page or pledging amounts upwards from $25 here

MoviePass Films and NEON Pact on Two-Picture Deal


MoviePass Films and NEON Pact on Two-Picture Deal

Duo to partner on co-release of Sundance and Cannes Award-winning films MONSTERS AND MEN and BORDER

 NEW YORK, NY – Sept. 24, 2018 – MoviePass Films, a joint venture between MoviePass Inc. corporate parent Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) and Emmett Furla Oasis (EFO) Films, and NEON, the award-winning independent distribution company behind such films as I, Tonya and Ingrid Goes West, have reached an agreement whereby MoviePass Films will invest in and partner to co-release NEON’s next two pictures: Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance award-winner Monsters and Men and Ali Abassi’s Cannes award-winner Border, both of which will open in U.S. theaters in the fall.

The partnership will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the New York City premiere of Monsters and Men, ahead of the picture’s New York and Los Angeles limited opening this Thursday, Sept. 27. The poignant drama, written and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, and starring John David Washington and newcomers Anthony Ramos and Kelvin Harrison Jr., won the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Outstanding First Feature this year. The film will be available at theaters nationwide in mid-October. 

The partnership will continue later this calendar year with the release of Border, Ali Abassi’s stunning love story that took home the Top Prize in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard sidebar this year. Border, which will have its stateside theatrical release in the fourth quarter, was recently selected as Sweden’s entry for best foreign-language film at this year’s 91st Academy Awards by the Swedish Film Institute. 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with these acquisitions and being in business with an industry-leader such as NEON,” said MoviePass Films Chairman Ted Farnsworth and Co-CEO Randall Emmett. “These films are high-caliber, prestige titles and great fits for the MoviePass Films banner.”

MoviePass Films sister company MoviePass, the nation’s premier movie theater subscription service, will make Monsters and Men and Border available to subscribers as "Bonus Movies," which will not count toward their monthly in-theater movie allotment. MoviePass subscribers will also have a chance to attend the films’ red-carpet premieres and receive other special perks throughout the duration of the partnership. Moviefone, which is also owned by HMNY, will also support each release.

NEON remarked, “We are so happy to find a partner in MoviePass that shares our passion in supporting theatrical releases.”

MoviePass Films is quickly ramping up its co-financing, co-production and co-acquisition business, having just wrapped production on the Bruce Willis-starring 10 Minutes Gone, and is finalizing other co-productions and co-acquisitions.

The MoviePass Films/NEON deal was inked by Zac Bright, MoviePass Films’ newly minted President of Acquisitions, and NEON’s SVP of Acquisitions & Production, Jeff Deutchman.

About Helios and Matheson Analytics 

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) (“Helios”) is a provider of information technology services and solutions, offering a range of technology platforms focusing on big data, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, social listening, and consumer-centric technology. Helios currently owns approximately 92% of the outstanding shares (excluding options and warrants) of MoviePass Inc., the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service. Helios' holdings include RedZone Map™, a safety and navigation app for iOS and Android users, and a community-based ecosystem that features a socially empowered safety map app that enhances mobile GPS navigation using advanced proprietary technology. Helios is headquartered in New York, NY and listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol Helios. For more information, visit us at

About MoviePass Inc.

MoviePass Inc. (“MoviePass”) is a marketing technology platform enhancing the exploration of film and the moviegoing experience. As the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service, MoviePass provides film enthusiasts the ability to attend up to one new movie title per day in theaters. The service, now accepted at more than 91% of theaters across the United States, is the nation's largest theater network. Visit us at

About MoviePass Films

MoviePass Films LLC is dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers and distributors by collaborating with creatives, co-acquiring equity stake in films and offering them enhanced performance in the theatrical window. A joint venture of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. and Emmett Furla Oasis (EFO) Films, MoviePass Films focuses on studio-driven content and new film production for theatrical release and other distribution channels, with the goal of democratizing the film production experience by bridging the gap between moviegoers and film industry endeavors. 

About Neon

Founded in 2016, NEON is an award-winning independent film distribution studio. Its debut film was Nacho Vigalondo's Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. NEON was an active player at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, acquiring Reinaldo Marcus Green'sMonsters & Men, winner of the Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature; Sam Levinson's Assassination Nation; and Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling. NEON had a record-breaking year with the release of the runaway hit winner I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Margot Robbie and 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Supporting, Actress Allison Janney. Eliza Hittman's Sundance Award Winner Beach Rats, Matt Spicer's Sundance and Spirit Award Winner Ingrid Goes West; Laura Poitras's RISK, Ana Lily Amirpour's Venice Award Winner The Bad Batch and Errol Morris' The B-Side. After their successful collaboration on I, Tonya, 30WEST (Dan Friedkin's and Micah Green's strategic venture) partnered with NEON's Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become the majority investors in the company. At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival NEON purchased Brady Corbet's Natalie Portman starrer, VOX LUX, Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE and John Chester’s THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM.

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TRAILER DEBUT | APOSTLE, the new Netflix film from Gareth Evans, director of The Raid


Premieres Globally on Netflix on October 12, 2018

“Your god can’t help you” 

Below please find the world premiere debut of the trailer for Netflix’s chilling horror/thriller APOSTLE, starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen, and written & directed by Gareth Evans (THE RAID).

APOSTLE will have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX this Friday before debuting globally on Netflix on October 12


CAST | Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins and Michael Sheen

PRODUCERS | Aram Tertzakian, Ed Talfan

GLOBAL RELEASE DATE | On Netflix on October 12

SYNOPSIS | London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island's community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult's ranks nonetheless - and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Written and directed by Gareth Evans (THE RAID), APOSTLE is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.



*NEW CLIP* I STILL SEE YOU, Starring Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney and Richard Harmon - In Theaters and On Demand 10/12






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Hashtags:                                 #IStillSeeYou

Genre:                                     Supernatural Thriller                                                                           

Rating:                                     PG-13 for some violence, terror, partial nudity, and thematic material

Copyright:                                © 2017 Reliance Entertainment Productions 7 Limited. All rights reserved.

U.S. Release Date:                  October 12, 2018 (In Select Theaters and On Demand)

Run Time:                                96 Minutes                                                 

Cast:                                        Bella Thorne (“Roni”), Richard Harmon (“Kirk”), Amy Price-Francis (“Mrs. Calder”), Hugh Dillon (“Mathison”), Shaun Benson (“Mr. Calder”), Dave Brown (“Principal Pescatelli”), Thomas Elms (“Brian”), with Louis Herthum (“Doctor Steiner”), and Dermot Mulroney (“August”)

Directed by:                             Scott Speer

Screenplay by:                         Jason Fuchs

Based on the Novel:                 “Break My Heart One Thousand Times” by Daniel Waters

Produced by:                            Paul Brooks

                                                Scott Niemeyer

                                                Leon Clarance

Executive Producers:               Deepak Nayar

Laure Vaysse

Brad Kessell    

Jeff Levine

                                                Jason Fuchs

                                                Douglas S. Jones

Director of Photography:          Simon Dennis

Production Designer:               Kevin Bird

Edited by;                                 Paul Covington

Costume Designer:                  Heather Neale

Co-Producer:                           Jonathan Shore

Music by:                                 Bear McCreary

Casting by:                               Eyde Belasco, CSA



Bella Thorne stars in this spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead—and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

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Saban Films Takes a Stand with Olivia Wilde on A VIGILANTE with DirecTV


Film acquisition and distribution company, Saban Films has acquired, along with DIRECTV, the North American rights to Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante, starring Olivia Wilde (Meadowland, Her, and the upcoming Life Itself).  The dramatic thriller made its World Premiere at SXSW and was produced by Lars Knudsen, Uncorked Productions’ Andrew D Corkin, Emmett Furla’s Randall Emmett and George Furla, Ambyr Childers, Wilde, and Allison Rose Carter.   Following its qualifying run in 2018,A Vigilante will be released theatrically by Saban in Q1 of 2019 and will have a one-month exclusive window on DIRECTV first. 

Written by Daggar-Nickson, A Vigilante follows a once abused woman, Sadie (Wilde), who devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers. Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, C.J. Wilson, Tonye Patano, Chuck Cooper, Betsy Aidem, Judy Marte also star.

Saban Films CEO Bill Bromiley said: “Olivia plays a badass vigilante which is refreshing and relevant while also shining a much-deserved light on domestic abuse. This role shows a side of Olivia that we haven’t seen before and audiences will love!”

Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Bryan Reisberg, Ted Farnsworth and Mitch Lowe, The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Arnaud Lanic, and Babak Eftekhari, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier, and Henry Winterstein, Ted Fox, and Mark Stewart executive produced. 

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.  Highland Film Group is representing international rights.

Last year at SXSW, Saban Films and DIRECTV acquired Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer. The two companies continue to bolster their successful slate, most recently following Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, and Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston.

Saban Films continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, most recently landing Ludwig and Paul ShammasiansRomans starring Orlando Bloom, and following its recent activity acquiring a slew of films out of the Cannes Film Festival, including:Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer Keepers; and David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny. Its current slate also includes: Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent releases include: Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, with Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell; War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James; The Girl with All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close; Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours to Live.

Outside of acting, Olivia Wilde will be making her feature film directorial debut with Annapurna’s comedy, Booksmart.

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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

Acclaimed genre thriller TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. to have US PREMIERE at 2018 L.A. Film Festival


Los Angeles CA- A much acclaimed official selection of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, the chilling TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. has its US premiere at the 2018 L.A. Film Festival.  The film is directed by Jagoda Szelc, and is her feature directorial debut.

Mula lives with her family in the country. Just before her daughter’s First Holy Communion, Mula’s long lost sister – Kaja – pays a visit. The family believes in reconciliation, but Mula has her reasons to feel afraid of Kaja. Meanwhile, a series of peculiar metaphysical events takes a toll on villagers’ lives. Mula’s fear grows and she wants to get rid of her sister but Kaja has come for a reason.


Director Jagoda Szelc available for phone or email interviews.

Screening Schedule:

Sunday, Sep 23 2018 4:00 PM

ArcLight Culver City, Culver City

Roadside Attractions Acquires THE LAST FULL MEASURE From Foresight Unlimited



Wide Theatrical Release Planned for Todd Robinson’s Film starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) – Roadside Attractions, a sister company of Lionsgate, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure, which recounts an extraordinary, untold story about the heroism of American soldiers in Vietnam.  The film features an all-star cast that is led by Sebastian Stan, Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer, Academy Award® Winner William Hurt, Academy Award® Nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award® Nominee Ed Harris, Academy Award® Nominee Peter Fonda, Academy Award® Nominee Diane Ladd, Academy Award® Nominee Amy Madigan, Jeremy Irvine, and Golden Globe® Nominee Bradley Whitford among others.


The acquisition was jointly announced today by Mark Damon of Foresight Unlimited and Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen & Eric d’Arbeloff.  Roadside Attractions is planning a wide theatrical release in early 2019.


“Todd Robinson’s riveting drama chronicles one man’s sacrifice and valor on the battlefield, and we believe it also highlights an aspect of American patriotism overdue for recognition.  Everyone should know about William Pitsenbarger’s bravery and life, and it’s a privilege to bring this film to theaters where it should be seen,” said Cohen and d’Arbeloff.


Mark Damon, CEO of Foresight Unlimited said: “The Last Full Measure has an emotional impact on people that I’ve rarely seen before. I’m so proud that Roadside Attractions feels the same, and has committed to giving this film the wide release that it deserves.”


The Last Full Measure tells the true story of William Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), an Air Force medic who saved over sixty men in one of the harshest battles of the Vietnam War. Offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of the combat zone, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers. Twenty years later, Pitsenbarger’s comrade in arms (William Hurt) and father (Christopher Plummer) seek the help of investigator Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) and other surviving veterans of the battle to finally procure him The Congressional Medal of Honor he deserved.


Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson Shaun Sanghani, Michael Bassick, Adi Cohen, and Lauren Selig produced the film. Executive producers include Clay Pecorin, Russell Geyser, Cesare Fazari, Jessica Martins, Wilson da Silva, Habib H. Paracha, Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero, and Sidney Sherman. Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and produced the film in association with Rainmaker Films, Lightbox Pictures, Provocator, SSS Entertainment, and BCL Finance Group. The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners and Foresight’s Mark Damon, while Roadside Attractions was represented by Cohen.


Most recently, Roadside Attractions partnered with LD Entertainment and Lionsgate on the U.S. distribution rights to the powerful and highly-anticipated family drama Ben Is Back, written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Peter Hedges, and starring Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts and Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges.  The film will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this month and be released on Dec. 7th.  TIFF will also mark the premiere of Roadside’s Viper Club, starring Matt Bomer and Susan Sarandon, Lola Kirke and Edie Falco to be released on Oct. 26th.

In addition to Last Full Measure, Foresight Unlimited’s slate includes: We Die Young, directed by Academy-Award nominated Lior Geller; and Avi Nesher’s The Other Story, which will make its debut at TIFF in the Contemporary World Cinema section.


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Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations.  Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as I Can Only Imagine, the highest grossing film in Roadside history and the highest grossing independent film of 2018, as well as Manchester by the Sea,Beatriz at Dinner, Stronger, Love & FriendshipHello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, Jesse Peretz’s romantic comedyJuliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd, Ike Barinholtz’s hilariously dark directorial debut The Oath, starring Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish, Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back, starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges, and Maryam Keshavarz’s new drama Viper Club, starring Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Adepero Oduye, Sheila Vand, and Edie Falco.



Foresight Unlimited is one of the industry’s leading independent film production, sales, and distribution companies.  With a pioneering entertainment career spanning over 50 years, CEO, Mark Damon is considered to be one of the leading authorities on international film financing, distribution and marketing strategies as well as being a successful independent producer. The company’s management group is helmed by President Tamara Birkemoe who oversees all aspects of the company’s slate.



TORONTO (September 6, 2018) – Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Ludwig and Paul Shammasians Romans, starring Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean), Janet Montgomery (“Salem”, Black Swan)Charlie Creed-Miles (“Silent Witness”, The Fifth Element), Josh Myers (I am Soldier) and Anne Reid (Hot Fuzz, “Last Tango in Halifax”).  The drama is written by Geoff Thompson (The Pyramid Texts) and produced by Jasper Graham of Dreamscape along with James Harris and Mark Lane of The Fyzz Facility and Sheetal Vinod Talwar of Vistaar Film Fund, in association with Zee International. 


Romans is the story of Malky (Bloom), a man who struggles to come to terms with the abuse he suffered by a local priest during his childhood.  Now set on demolishing the church in which the abuse took place, he finds himself on the unlikely path towards forgiveness.


“This is a heart-rending and sobering film,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Ludwig and Paul have a powerful and timely story here, and Orlando really takes it home.”


“Romans is a brave film that tells a very delicate story and has strong performances that put you in the midst of it. We applaud the producers for taking the risk and are excited to have Saban Films as our domestic partner” says Moring of DDI.


The film made its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Anne Reid took home the prize for Best Performance in a British Feature Film, and then went on to the Rome Film Festival.


Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal for Saban Films with Double Dutch International’s Jason Moring, on behalf of filmmakers.


Saban Films continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, most recently landing Stephan Rick’s elevated genre The Super starring Val Kilmer, and following its recent activity acquiring a slew of films out of the Cannes Film Festival, including: Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer Keepers; and David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny. Its current slate also includes: Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.


Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent releases include: Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, with Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell; War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James; The Girl with All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close; Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours to Live.


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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.


About Double Dutch:

Double Dutch International (DDI) is a globally recognized sales company, representing high level, cast driven features with strong commercial viability worldwide, across all media platforms. DDI brings a fresh look to sales, uniquely blending experience with the flexibility to adapt in today's market reality. We firmly believe passion breeds results and our goal is to find enthusiastic distribution partners for our producers ensuring maximum return on their investment.


About Vistaar / WSG:
We have always tried to stay the course of telling socially relevant stories and producing meaningful cinema - and the critically successful “Dharm”, “The Eichmann Show”, “ The Joneses”, “Romans” and “Rann” are representative of this.

Andrew Lauren Productions & Brady Corbet Partner on The Brutalist, Follows Vox Lux which premiered in Venice on Monday



Collaboration Follows “Vox Lux” starring Natalie Portman which made its acclaimed debuted in Competition at the 2018 Venice Film Festival on Monday

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) - Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP) and writer-director Brady Corbet will reteam for The Brutalist.Corbet will write and direct The Brutalist, which chronicles 30 years in the life of one artist’s enduring monolithic vision. The story opens in 1947, as a Hungarian-born Jewish architect emigrates to the United States. Initially forced to toil in poverty, he soon wins a contract that will change the course of his life. ALP will develop the script with Corbet and finance the feature. The film will be produced by Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim for ALP and Three Six Zero’s Brian Young.

The Brutalist will be Corbet’s third feature following Vox Lux, which ALP produced and financed alongside Bold Films, Killer Films and Three Six Zero. Starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, Vox Lux had its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Monday to rave reviews.  The film will go on to have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. This marks Corbet’s return to Venice after his debut feature, The Childhood of a Leader, which won the 2015 “Lion of the Future" Award and Horizons Best Director Award.

Regarding his continuing partnership with ALP, Corbet commented: “I am thrilled to collaborate for the second time with everyone at Andrew Lauren Productions. ALP’s vision for the future of the medium is unique and uniquely ambitious; the ideal partners to bring this epic story to life.”

ALP chairman Andrew Lauren said: “We had such an incredible experience working with our good friend Brady on Vox Lux that it was only natural and fitting to collaborate with him on his next film. He is a phenomenal filmmaker with a brilliant career ahead of him."

ALP president D.J. Gugenheim commented: “Brady’s eye for film and exceptional artistic vision makes him the exact kind of filmmaker we want to be working with.”

In addition to Vox Lux, ALP also produced and financed Claire Denis’ High Life starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.

Corbet is represented by WME and Three Six Zero.  ALP is represented by attorney David Boyle.

About ALP

ALP is a film and television production company run by CEO Andrew Lauren and President D.J. Gugenheim. The company is known for its impeccable style and supporting unique visions, with two of the fall festival’s most anticipated titles: Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman which will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and Claire Denis’ first English-language feature High Lifestarring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, which is set for a debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

ALP is actively involved in all aspects of a project from development through distribution with past credits including James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now, Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale, and documentaries Mateo, Life 2.0, and This is Not a Robbery.



Maddie Hasson, Logan Miller, Amy Forsyth, and Austin Swift round out the ensemble cast; Highland Film Group to launch international sales in Toronto

Toronto (September 5, 2018) – Highland Film Group announced today that Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, “True Detective”) and Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel, “Nashville”) will star in Marc Meyers’ (My Friend Dahmer) upcoming horror film We Summon the Darkness, penned by Alan Trezza (Burying The Ex). Maddie Hasson (“Impulse,” Novitiate), Logan Miller (Love, Simon, Before I Fall), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy, Rise), and Austin Swift (Live by Night, I.T.) will round out this all-star cast. Robert Jones, James Harris and Mark Lane (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Three Seconds) of The Fyzz will produce and finance alongside Magna Entertainment, with Kyle Tekiela (Mudbound) and Jarod Einsohn of Common Enemy, Christian Armogida of Nightshade Entertainment and Thomas E van Dell of Iconic Media One producing. Andrew Kotliar, Elizabeth Zavoyskiy, Joshua Sason, Rebecca Schaper, Lee Broda, Mike Donovan, Eytan Rockaway and Robert Girard are Exec-Producing with Jody Girgenti serving as co-producer.  Highland Film Group will introduce the film to worldwide buyers in Toronto. 

The killing spree of murderous Satanists has already led to 18 deaths throughout America’s Heartland. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy metal gig. Naive, they bond with three seemingly fun-loving guys and the group heads off to Alexis’ secluded country home for an afterparty. What should be a night of fun and youthful debauchery may instead take a dark, deadly turn. With killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted? Principal photography is currently under way in Winnipeg.

Daddario recently starred alongside Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Priyanka Chopra in Paramount Pictures’ Baywatch. She can next be seen starring in the mystery thriller We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. Keean will next be seen starring in Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel by producer James Cameron which will be released by 20th Century Fox in December 2018, followed by RZA’s Cut Throat City in early 2019. He recently completed production on the films Low Tide and Emperor, and will next begin filming Roland Emmerich’s Midway alongside Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson and Aaron Eckhart.

Hasson stars in the YouTube Premium series “Impulse,” and has appeared in the Sony Pictures Classics films Novitiate and I Saw the LightMiller recently co-starred in the hit Love, Simon for FOX and will next be seen as a lead in the Sony thriller The Escape Room. Forsyth stars in the highly anticipated Beautiful Boy which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Credits include NBC’s “Rise,” and Gregory Plotkin’s upcoming Hell Fest. Swift turned heads in his big screen debut working with Pierce Brosnan in John Moore’s thriller I.T. and in Ben Affleck’s feature film Live By Night, for Warner Bros. Pictures. Most recently, he appeared in Cover Versions alongside Katie Cassidy and Drake Bell.

Meyers fourth feature film, My Friend Dahmer, premiered to critical acclaim at last year’s Tribeca Film FestivalThe film tells the story of a young Jeffrey Dahmer as he struggles to fit in in high school, before he became a serial killer. Meyers is also the writer and director of the romance feature How He Fell in Love, which was released by Orion Pictures. 

Daddario is represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment; Keean is represented by CAA and Management 360; Hasson is represented by UTA and Coast to Coast; Miller by Innovative Artists, Open Bar Entertainment and Atlas Artists; Forsyth by The Gersh Agency and David Dean Management; Swift by UTA and Mosaic; and Meyers is represented by UTA and Aperture Entertainment.

The Highland Film Group slate also includes: Michael Cristofer’s The Night Clerk starring Tye Sheridan; Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson; the star-studded Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; and Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie, which released earlier this year.

In TIFF, The Fyzz Facility will also debut Matthew Heineman’s A Private War starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan which Aviron Pictures is releasing in the U.S., and the closing night film, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy directed by Justin Kelly and starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. In addition, TIFF will mark the Canadian premiere of Elizabeth Chomko’s What They Had starring Hilary Swank and Taissa Farmiga which Bleeker Street will release.

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About Highland Film Group

Led by Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. HFG provides financing through a combination of pre-sales to help cover senior and subordinated debt, gap, tax credit, and facilitates capital for mezzanine and equity financing.

About The Fyzz

Based in London and Los Angeles, The Fyzz is a prolific production and financing company specializing in feature film content and international television drama series.

The company has invested more than $300m into over 225 feature films with an aggregate production spend in excess of $2bn. As well as co-financing such titles as Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River and Martin Scorsese’s Silence, recent in-house productions include US box office smash hit47 Meters DownThe Strangers: Prey at Night starring Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson and Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner, which has notched up over $140m box office worldwide.

Upcoming projects financed and produced by The Fyzz include thriller Three Seconds starring Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Ana de Armas, Common and Clive Owen, Destination Wedding starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder and Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan due for theatrical release via Sky Originals this September.

"Living in the Future's Past" Presented by Jeff Bridges - opening in NYC & LA October 5 and Nationwide on October 9


Jeff Bridges’ Award-Winning Documentary ‘Living in the Future’s Past’ Brings a Fresh Perspective on Being Human for our Challenging Times and Asks “What Kind of Future Would You Like to See?”

Opening in Select Theaters on October 5-11 and Nationwide on Tuesday, October 9 for a Special One-Night-Only Theatrical Event

Tickets On Sale Now for the Special Theatrical Event Featuring an Exclusive Onscreen Discussion with Bridges and Filmmakers Following the Film

Vision Films and award-winning event cinema distributor, Trafalgar Releasing announced today that tickets are now on-sale for Living In The Future’s Past, a beautifully photographed tour de force produced and presented by Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges who explores who we are, where we come from, how we think and why we do the things we do. Bridges shares the screen with profound thinkers, scientists, and a dazzling array of the Earth’s creatures to reveal profound concepts about ourselves and our future in ways that have never been presented quite like this on film before.  The limited theatrical release will include an onscreen discussion and commentary with Bridges and the film’s collaborators curated exclusively for cinema audiences.

Vision Films and Trafalgar Releasing present Living in the Future’s Past in movie theaters beginning on October 5 in New York, Los Angeles and select markets, with a nationwide event in cinemas on October 9. For more information, tickets and theaters screening Living in the Future’s Past please Up-to-date screening information can be found on the film website. 

Living in the Future’s Past bypasses ideological traps and looks under the “hood of humanity” incorporating elements of evolution, neuropsychology, emergence, ecology and energy into a paradigm shift in the way we think about environmental challenges.

Bridges joins scientist and astronaut Piers SellersBeing Ecological author Timothy Morton, physicist and Author,Elastic: Flexible Thinking In a Time of ChangeLeonard Mlodinow, former NATO Supreme Allied CommanderGeneral Wesley Clark, and author of Emotional IntelligenceDaniel Goleman among many other experts and profound thinkers.  The stunning original music score is by Bridges collaborator Keefus Ciancia (Lady Killers, Thunderbird, Sleeping Tapes) with additional music by composer Bob Holroyd and award-winning sound designer Ken Polk.

Living in the Future’s Past premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival and continues on a highly successful festival journey around the world. The film has been the recipient of many awards across the world including the UN Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Communications, which best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations. The film also received the Gold Medal for Best Documentary on climate change and sustainability by NY Festivals. Living in the Future’s Past has also been awarded the Special Jury Remi award Theatrical Feature Film Production, Docu Drama at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, IndieFEST Best in Show, and many more.

 Living in the Future’s Past was produced by Jeff Bridges, Susan Kucera and executive produced by Jim Swift.

Jeff Bridges says: “LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST is a metaphor for what’s already here. Our movie takes a good look under the hood of humanity. It incorporates elements of evolution, emergence, energy, psychology, to show how these effect our environment, our planet. It’s not fear that should drive us to act. It’s love. Like Teddy Roosevelt said “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Living in the Future’s Past is a bright and intellectually honest film,” says Director Susan Kucera. “As Jeff says in the film “it all sounds pretty trippy, and it is” but the film allows us to get friendly with our natural ability to reason.”

Senior Vice President of Programming for Trafalgar Releasing, Kymberli Frueh, comments: “With so much conversation around conservation and what we can do personally to protect our environment for future generations, this is a perfect social cause documentary that is meant to educate, inspire and create dialogue among attendees on a community level at local cinemas.”

Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “‘This documentary doesn’t fall into the same polarizing traps of many films that address the issues of humanity and the environment and offers a completely fresh and unique point of view that we are thrilled to be bringing to life for audiences nationwide.”

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In anticipation of the European premiere at FrightFest, Epic Pictures is proud to present a new trailer and poster for The Golem, the new feature film from the directors of Jeruzalem. The film will continue its festival run including a slot at Sitges International Film Festival before debuting in the States in February 2019.

Film Synopsis: The Golem follows a woman in a devout Jewish community that is besieged by foreign invaders who believe that the Jews have cursed them with a plague. In order to protect her village, the woman conjures a creature in the visage of her deceased child which turns out to be more dangerous than she ever imagined.

The Golem was directed by Doron and Yoav Paz (Jeruzalem), written by Ariel Cohen, produced by Shalom Eisenbach, executive produced by Patrick Ewald (Redcon-1) and Shaked Berenson (Turbo Kid). The film stars Ishai Golen (Prisoners of War) and Hani Furstenberg (The Loneliest Planet).

About Epic Pictures
Established in 2007, Epic Pictures Group has grown to become one of the most creative and dynamic independent studios. Focusing on filmmaker-driven projects. Epic often helps shape them from script to launch via its domestic distribution division, Epic Pictures Releasing. Epic Pictures Group seeks out relationships with exceptional producers and talent in order to secure A-level, high-quality projects. Epic Pictures Group actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financers, independent production companies, producers and studios both domestically and in Europe and Asia. Epic Pictures recently acquired and now features horror titles through Dread Central Presents.

Twitter: @epic_pictures


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David Carrico today announced the launch of his Los Angeles-based film and television development, production and finance banner Valparaiso Pictures.  As an incubator for edgy, eccentric, and diverse content, the new venture is setting out to create opportunities for distinct voices in drama, comedy and genre, enabling and championing creatives to find their audience.  The banner’s first project is After Perfect, written by Elizabeth Chomko (What They Had). Valparaiso is producing the adaptation alongside Matt Reeves’ banner 6th & Idaho Productions and Joshua Thurston.

Based on bestselling author Christina McDowell’s memoir of the same name, After Perfect is a cautionary tale about one family’s destruction in the wake of the Wall Street implosion. The story follows Christina who grew up in an affluent Washington, D.C. suburb living a life of luxury which was brutally stripped away after her father was arrested on fraud charges. Foundry Literary + Media handled the book rights on behalf of McDowell.

“We’re so excited to be launching Valparaiso with After Perfect and the talented Elizabeth,” said Carrico.  “It’s an exciting time in the media industry, and we’re thrilled to be here to champion our fellow filmmakers, whether it’s finding untold stories to bring to the screen, or enabling burgeoning writers and filmmakers to take creative risks.”

Chomko most recently wrote and directed Bleecker Street’s What They Had starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Taissa Farmiga.  The film, Chomko’s directorial debut, will be making its international Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

Carrico is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who previously co-founded CMG LLC, a music and entertainment technology consulting firm; EvntLive Inc, a digital interactive concert platform that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2013; and PrimeMind, Inc, a digital media company.  Carrico has also invested in and advised more than 20 startups across a variety of industries.

In addition, Bobby Hoppey has joined the company as the Director of Development.  He was previously at Echo Lake Entertainment, an independent production company and financier. During his tenure, Hoppey managed the film division's slate and worked closely with the company's talent management division and clients, including Dakota and Elle Fanning.

The company is in active development on a slate of projects as well as adapting shorts into feature length films and TV projects. In addition to After Perfect, Valparaiso Pictures is also behind shorts such as Lucas Amann’s Peopling and Stranger Thing’s writer & Blacklist alum Kate Trefry’s How to Be Alone with Maika Monroe, and James Gallaghers’ Love, starring Susan Sarandon and Boris McGiver. 

Breaking Glass Pictures Releases Tender Coming-of-Age Porcupine Lake


Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the DVD/VOD release of writer/director Ingrid Veninger’s tender, female-forward tale Porcupine Lake on August14.

A “worthy, wise tale of teenage longing” featuring breakout performances by newcomers Charlotte Salisbury and Lucinda Armstrong Hall, and directed by Canada’s “indie film queen” Veninger, Porcupine Lake premiered to a sold-out audience at TIFF, and went on to play BUSAN International Film Festival, Seattle TWIST, Newfest, and many more.

“Porcupine Lake is a spectacular achievement of a film that is filled with phenomenal performances, which bring this touching story to life”, said Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass Pictures. “We are very proud to bring one of the most talked about films at TIFF to North American audiences.”

Two 13-year-old girls meet up early summer in Port Severn, a small town in Ontario, and become ‘more than best friends’. They share personal secrets, fears, grievances, and daredevil challenges. By the end of the summer, Bea and Kate have irrevocably influenced each other, and the course of their lives have changed in ways they can’t yet foresee. Inventive and daring, Veninger explores the vulnerability of being thirteen with insight and humor. Through an intimate and authentic portrait of Bea’s awakening into selfhood, this story invites us to imagine a new model for a young girl’s first love story -- one told from the inside out.

Porcupine Lake was written, produced and directed by Ingrid Veninger. Starring Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Delphine Roussel, Christopher Bolton, Hallie Switzer, Harrison Tanner. Director of Photography is Benjamin Lichty, and Editor is Chris Mutton. Composers are Carlin Nicholson and Michael O’Brien. Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Films We Like. Executive Produced by Randi Kirshenbaum and Melissa Leo.

Beginning August 14, Porcupine Lake will be available on DVD to buy/rent on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, and On Demand through your local cable provider


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Gal Gadot (“Justice League,” “Wonder Woman”) revealed today that she is voicing the character Shank, a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race, in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits theaters this Thanksgiving. 


Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank and her unusual cohorts when they venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. Shank, a tough-as-nails street racer, takes her role and her tricked-out car very seriously and doesn’t like to lose. When Vanellope finds herself in a street race with Shank, her Sugar Rush driving skills are put to the test—and Shank is impressed. “She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” said director Rich Moore. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart—that’s the duality of that character.”

Said Gadot, “Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”

According to director/writer Phil Johnston, Gadot adds extraordinary dimension to the character. “There's so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice,” he said. “If Ralph is Vanellope's big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids—and a lot of adults I know—aspire to emulate. I can't imagine anyone else embodying that part.”

Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her. Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly as Ralph, and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.




U.S. Release Date:        Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast:                    John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Ed O’Neill and Taraji P. Henson.

Directors:                      Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer:                      Clark Spencer

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not surviveRalph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to theworld wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and PhilJohnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks theInternet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018


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NEON has acquired the worldwide theatrical rights to Todd Douglas Miller’s (Dinosaur 13) cinematic space event documentary, Apollo 11 The film features never-before-seen, large-format film footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.  The film is executive produced by CNN Films, which will retain the U.S. television rights, and is produced by Miller’s Statement Pictures.

The feature is currently in post-production.  Producers for Statement Pictures include Miller and Thomas Petersen.  Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films are executive producers.

Miller is best known for the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, Dinosaur 13, which was also executive produced by CNN Films.  That film tells the story of the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found.  Dinosaur 13 world premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Apollo 11 is the second film distribution collaboration between NEON and CNN Films in 2018.  Earlier this year, the two companies announced their shared distribution of Three Identical Strangers, a feature-length documentary about triplets separated at birth and then reunited as adults.  Three Identical Strangers had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is successfully exhibiting in theaters now.

The deal for Apollo 11 was negotiated by Josh Braun of Submarine; Stacey Wolf, vice president of business affairs at CNN; and Evan Krauss of Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP, along with Matt Burke and Ben Braun of Submarine.

More information about Miller’s Apollo 11 documentary film will become available via




Founded in 2016, NEON is an award winning independent film distribution studio.  Its debut film was Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.  NEON was an active player at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, acquiring Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters & Men, winner of the Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature; Sam Levinson’sAssassination Nation; and Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling.  NEON had a record breaking year with the release of the runaway hit winner I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Margot Robbie and 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Supporting, Actress Allison Janney. Eliza Hittman’s Sundance Award Winner Beach Rats, Matt Spicer’s Sundance and Spirit Award Winner Ingrid Goes West; Laura Poitras’s RISK, Ana Lily Amirpour’s Venice Award Winner The Bad Batchand Errol Morris’, The B-Side.  Other recent NEON releases include Aaron Katz’s Gemini; and the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Opening Night film by Janus Metz, Borg Vs McEnroe; and Coralie Fargeat’s groundbreaking feature film debut Revenge.  After their successful collaboration on I, Tonya, in January 2018, 30WEST (Dan Friedkin’s and Micah Green’s strategic venture) partnered with NEON’s Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become the majority investors in the company.


CNN Films, now celebrating its fifth year, produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms.  Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees the strategy for CNN Films; Courtney Sexton, vice president for CNN Films, works day-to-day with filmmakers to oversee projects.  For more information about CNN Films, please visit and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.  In addition to DINOSAUR13, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, recent acclaimed CNN Films include: TROPHY, directed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau; AMERICAN JAIL directed by Roger Ross Williams; THE REAGAN SHOW, co-directed by Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill; JEREMIAH TOWER: The Last Magnificent, directed by Lydia Tenaglia; RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen; LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito; and Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle. 


Statement Pictures LLC was formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY to produce independent feature-length motion picture films and visual content. It is co-owned by filmmakers Todd Douglas Miller and Thomas Petersen. The company’s first feature film, Dinosaur 13, premiered on opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films for theatrical and broadcast exhibition, winning an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming.  The company has numerous independent feature-length films in various stages of production and development and is actively engaged in the production of large format films that target museums and science centers worldwide.

The Beast. Watch the trailer for #GlassMovie this Friday.

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.  

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.  Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. 

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal.  They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce.  Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers.

A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.

Genre: Comic-Book Thriller
Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, with Sarah Paulson and Samuel L. Jackson
Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan
Executive Producers: Steven Schneider, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Kevin Frake

Extraordinary Entertainment Launches Co-Development Deal with India's B4U - Slate of Three Films will include the Actioner OPERATION WILD, with Renny Harlin aimed to direct


Slate of Three Films will include the Actioner OPERATION WILD, with Renny Harlin aimed to direct

SHANGHAI (June 19, 2018) –– Renny Harlin and Daljit DJ Parmar’s Extraordinary Entertainment announced today that it will be entering a China/India co-development deal with India’s B4U. This is a result of a fruitful and high-profile China/India event that took place today at the Shanghai International Film Festival, hosted by the Australian AACTA’s Asia International Engagement Program and in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, and Shanghai Franlyn Media. Indian Consul General Anil Kumar Rai attended as the guest of honor on behalf of the Indian government.

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The first of three films in Extraordinary and B4U’s co-development slate is the actioner Operation Wild, written by Brian Brightly (Inside Man 2, Bleed) with Renny Harlin (Skiptrace, The Legend of the Ancient Sword) set to direct. The film will co-star prominent Indian and Chinese actors. While plot details are being kept under wraps, Operation Wild is described as a large-scale action adventure story, in which two elite combat warriors from China and India lead covert forces to shut down a global wildlife poaching criminal organization.

This ground-breaking event has created an opportunity to engage in intercultural dialogue between the Chinese and Indian film industries, providing a platform to encourage further collaboration in culture and cinema. This co-development deal follows an impressive run of Indian films in the Chinese box office in recent years, including Indian films Dangal, which made $200 million (1.29 billion yuan) and Secret Superstar, topping the imported movies box office with over $118 million (746 million yuan).

“There is a very unique cultural synergy between Chinese and Indian cinema. The enormous success of co-production films like Kung Fu Yoga and other Indian films has helped pave the way for Indian content in China. Building on this, we are excited to develop our new China-India film slate beginning with Operation Wild and our partner B4U, one of India’s most renowned Entertainment companies,” said Extraordinary Entertainment’s CEO Daljit DJ Parmar.

Extraordinary Entertainment’s CCO Renny Harlin also commented: “I’m a huge fan of Indian cinema and feel that the talent in India, both in front of and behind the camera, is some of the best in the world. The stories are original and the films are filled with genuine energy and passion that touches the heart. I firmly believe that these combined markets will be the most potent force for storytelling in the world, breathing new life into the global film industry.”

B4U’s CEO Ishan Saksena commented: “I have known DJ and Renny for years and have loved working with them. I was thoroughly impressed with their emphasis and detail behind the human emotions that underpins the storylines of their slate of Indo-China films. I think these films will highlight the emotional bond and cultural values that are common between the people of China and India. B4U is very proud to be with Extraordinary on this ground-breaking partnership.”

Lawyer Cao Yu negotiated the deal on behalf of Extraordinary, which is represented by UTA globally, with legal representation by Stephen L. Saltzman, Paul Hastings LLP, and Haiwen & Partners in China. Brightly is also represented by UTA.

About Extraordinary Entertainment

During Cannes last month, Director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and Producer Daljit DJ Parmar (Kung Fu Yoga) launchedExtraordinary Entertainment, a production and finance company based in Beijing and Hong Kong. Parmar serves as CEO and Harlin as Chief Creative Officer. The company focuses on developing international co-productions, as well as local language Chinese productions, and is backed by funding from strategic investors targeting the Chinese market, with a pipeline of $10MM-$50MM Action/Sci-Fi/Comedy/Adventure theatrical feature films, and new age premium scripted online television series. The outfit also serves as a directing vehicle for Harlin, as well as a platform for top Chinese up-and-coming directors.

Extraordinary Entertainment’s current slate includes Solara, which Harlin is aimed to direct and produce with Parmar, from the writing team of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (London Has Fallen, Expendables 3, Olympus Has Fallen). Solara is a Chinese tentpole Sci-Fi epic adventure revolving around an international team who have to work together in order to save the earth from a global catastrophe which threatens the entire human existence.

About B4U

B4U network is India’s leading Media and Entertainment company with a host of Bollywood movie and music channels that have presence and viewership in over 100 countries. B4U is also a large movie studio which successfully releases 10-15 movies per year. B4U’s recent successes include movies such as, “Queen” (IIFA best film 2014), “Airlift” (top 10 highest grossing films 2016), “Kaabil” (blockbuster film of 2017), “Punjab nahi Jaungi” (released 2017, and highest grossing film in Pakistan cinema history), Punjabi film “Carry on Jatta 2” (currently in theatres-highest grossing punjabi film in Indian cinema history), and “3 Stories” (official selection Shanghai Film Festival 2018).