SURVIVE. IN 10 DAYS THE JOURNEY BEGINS. | New BIRD BOX Trailer!

Check out the all-new trailer for NETLFIX’S upcoming thriller BIRD BOX - featuring Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullockand an all-star cast including Trevante RhodesSarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Lil Rel Howery and more; premiering December 21.

Bird Box will have exclusive limited theatrical engagements in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London starting December 13.

The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 21 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S., and throughout Europe. 

Directed by | Susanne Bier

Written by | Eric Heisserer

Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.

Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich 

Synopsis: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel.  Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

First African American Female NASCAR Stars Host BUMBLEBEE Auto Clinic

With the upcoming release of BUMBLEBEE (Releasing December 21, 2018) local female influencers gathered at West Coast Customs (Pimp My Ride) for a special Glammed Out Auto Clinic taught by Tia Norfleet, the first African American Female NASCAR Racing Star and Brehanna Daniels, the first female African-American pit crew member.

The two historical figures spoke to the ladies in attendance about overcoming adversity, having strong support systems and everything NASCAR. The ladies later learned how to check their oil and change a tire while in their heels!

BUMBLEBEE
In Theaters December 21

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Directed by: Travis Knight
Story & Screenplay Written by: Christina Hodson
Cast: Angela Bassett, Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux

 

Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short!

There’s nothing like the holidays in Apocalypseburg. Watch “Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short!”

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The LEGO Movie will hit theaters on February 8, 2019! 

AVENGERS:ENDGAME Trailer revealed!

Part of the journey is the end…

 Check out the new trailer for Avengers: Endgame in theaters April 26, 2019!!

Check out the new trailer for AVENGERS:ENDGAME!! Chadwick BozemanScarlett JohanssonChris EvansChris Hemsworth, and Robert Downey Jr. are among the members of the cast of the fourth installment of the Avengers series. The plot of the star-studded Marvel film has yet to be revealed.

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | New Trailer | In theaters Feb 14, 2019!

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Release: February 14, 2019
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Produced by:  James Cameron, Jon Landau
Screenplay by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Robert Rodriguez - Based upon the graphic novel (“Manga”) series “GUNNM” by Yukito Kishiro
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson

SYNOPSIS
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

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TWITTERwww.twitter.com/AlitaMovie 
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'TO DUST' w/ Géza Röhrig & Matthew Broderick - TRAILER PREMIERE

TO DUST

A Film by Shawn Snyder

About a Hasidic cantor’s struggles to find religious solace after his wife’s untimely death, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay.

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IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 8TH

“Shmuel and Albert may be the funniest odd couple since Broderick and Nathan Lane’s Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock.”

– Barbara Hoffman, NY POST

“Broderick, as a Jethro Tull-obsessed stoner, is mind-shattering.”

– Joshua Rothkopf, TIME OUT NEW YORK

Shawn Snyder’s TO DUST premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, followed by screenings at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival. This feature film debut from Snyder is tells the tale of Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, who is distraught by the untimely death of his wife, Rivkah. As he struggles to find solace in his religion, which proffers a stringent timeline for grief, Shmuel grows increasingly haunted by visions of Rivkah’s decomposing corpse. Convinced that her soul will suffer until her body returns to dust, Shmuel decides that to stop his feverish spiral he must seek an understanding of the physical processes of her decay - despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. Risking discovery and expulsion, Shmuel tip-toes outside his enclave, where his search leads to Albert, a bumbling biology professor at the local community college. Soon, Albert is unwittingly seduced into an odd world of homespun forensic research and begins to guide Shmuel through outrageous experiments that aim to approximate a timeline for Rivkah’s dissolution - starting with the theft, suffocation and burial of a pig. As amateur scientists practicing imperfect science and incompetent criminals on progressively absurd outings, the two find themselves neck-deep in genres in which neither of them belongs. With their macabre moonlit misadventures growing ever more perilous, the odd couple will stop at nothing to satiate their curiosity and ultimately find Shmuel the comfort he desperately seeks. 92min.

Directed by Shawn Snyder

Produced by Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, Josh Crook, Ron Perlman and Scott Lochmus

Executive Produced by Jonathan Gray, Todd Remis, David Moscow, Jason Dreyer, Jed Webber,

Joseph Siprut, Aaron L. Gilbert, Anjay Nagpal, David Boies and David Stone

Cinematography by Xavi Gimenez

Starring Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick

Release Date February 8th, 2019

US Distributor Good Deed Entertainment

TO DUST Social Media pages:

@ToDustMovie @GoodDeedEnt

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

SHAWN SNYDER (Writer/Director)

Shawn Snyder grew up in South Florida. After receiving a BA in Religion from Harvard, he spent most of his twenties on the road as a singer/songwriter. The last seven years have seen a return to Shawn's long-standing passion for filmmaking, during which he completed studies at NYU's Graduate Film Program. His short film, FESTUS, won the 2014 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Student Drama and later premiered on KQED’s Film School Shorts. His follow-up, LULU, premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in 2015. And his first feature, TO DUST, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the “Narrative Audience Award” and Shawn received the award for “Best New Narrative Director.” TO DUST was a part of IFP's 2015 Emerging Storytellers, the recipient of the NYU/Alfred P. Sloan’s $100K First Feature Award, the winner of TFI's 2016 Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize, and a part of the NYU Production Lab's inaugural slate. Shawn is also a former IFP/Marcie Bloom Fellow and Sundance Institute Feature Film Fellow, and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2016.

WONDER PARK - Official Trailer Available Now!

WONDER PARK is in theatres March 15, 2019

SYNOPSIS

WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. 

STARRING

Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski and Ken Hudson Campbell

 

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"TOY STORY 4" TEASER TRAILER REACTION FEATURES VOICES OF KEY & PEELE, PLUS NEW CHARACTER POSTERS

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to Voice New Characters Ducky and Bunny in “Toy Story 4” 

Woody’s journey in “Toy Story 4” includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall. 

Check out the teaser trailer reaction video here:


“Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who voice Ducky and Bunny, are two of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever seen,” said director Josh Cooley. “Of course, they are effortlessly funny, which would be enough. But they are incredible actors that understand story. Their improvs weren’t just for comedy sake, they were story motivated which elevated Ducky and Bunny and the film to a level I never could have expected.”

ABOUT “TOY STORY 4”:

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

 

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YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyPixar

 

U.S. Release Date:  June 21, 2019

Voice Cast:  Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Director:  Josh Cooley

Producers:  Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen

 

NOTES:

·               “Toy Story,” originally released on Nov. 22, 1995, was the first fully computer animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. It was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes®. 

·               “Toy Story 2” is the first film ever to be entirely created, mastered and exhibited digitally. It was also the first animated sequel to gross more than its original, breaking opening weekend box office records in the U.S., UK and Japan, becoming the highest grossing animated release of 1999. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture – comedy or musical. It won a Grammy® for best song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media (Randy Newman, “When She Loved Me”).

·               Released in 2010, “Toy Story 3” won Oscars® for best animated feature film and best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song (Randy Newman/“We Belong Together”). The film also won a Golden Globe® and BAFTA for best animated film. It was the second Pixar film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar. It’s also Pixar’s second highest-grossing film of all time behind “Incredibles 2.” 

·               The 2015 short “Riley’s First Date?” was helmed by director Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen.           


BUMBLEBEE | New Poster Available Now!

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In Theatres December 21st, 2018

 

DIRECTED BY

Travis Knight

 

 PRODUCED BY

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, Chris Brigham

 

  WRITTEN BY

Christina Hodson 

 

STARRING

Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider

 

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Celebrate Halloween with 'Werewolf Ninja Philosopher', playing at Maysles Cinema, NYC

Check the Official Trailer below:

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, an art verité, film noir, independent comedy film by Sujewa Ekanayake opens at the Maysles Cinema tonight at 7 pm. The film runs for a week, Oct 25-31, until Halloween, playing at 7 pm every night. There will be post screening Q&A with the cast and filmmaker, an opportunity to meet them in-person, followed by costume parties and special prizes for the best dressed and biggest fans. This is your chance to celebrate your Halloween week with the Werewolf and the team. Tickets on sale now!

Learn more at
http://www.werewolfninjaphilosopher.com/

You can support the film further, by donating at the indiegogo campaign below

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/werewolf-ninja-philosopher-distribution

Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/werewol...

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher premieres tonight at Maysles Cinema in NYC, runs till Halloween (Oct 25-31)

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, an art verité independent comedy film by Sujewa Ekanayake opens at the Maysles Cinema tonight at 7 pm. The film runs for a week, Oct 25-31, until Halloween, playing at 7 pm every night. There will be post screening Q&A with the cast and filmmaker, an opportunity to meet them in-person, followed by costume parties and special prizes for the best dressed and biggest fans. This is your chance to celebrate your Halloween week with the Werewolf and the team. Tickets on sale now!

Checkout the link below for more details and tickets.
https://www.maysles.org/calendar/werewolf
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/werewolf-ninja-philosopher-film-screenings-tickets-50954489249

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Netflix Debuts Trailer & Key Art for 'The Holiday Calendar'

A Netflix film

THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Launches Globally November 2

Starring Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ron Cephas Jones and Ethan Peck

Directed by Bradley Walsh

Produced by Brad Krevoy, Amy Krell and Amanda Phillips Atkins

Written by Amyn Kaderali and Carrie Freedle

A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR will launch globally on Netflix November 2.

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA Trailer

The Curse of La Llorona

The film is produced by James Wan, Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone.

Michael Chaves makes his feature directorial debut.

The film stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez,

Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Roman Christou. 

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La Llorona.  The Weeping Woman.  A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand.  The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.  In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.  Now her tears are eternal.  They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed.  La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.  As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.  Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom.  Because there is no peace for her anguish.  There is no mercy for her soul.

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

On April 19, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.”

The film is produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe), Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and Emile Gladstone.  Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut.

The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); and Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films). The cast also includes Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”);  Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.

Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey and Michael Clear are the executive producers. The film is written by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. Chaves’ behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films).

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.

RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS, US PREMIERE SET AT DOC NYC

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Trojan Records celebrates 50th Anniversary with a new documentary on how Jamaican music launched a multicultural revolution

This is the label that scored a shed load of chart hits and provided a soundtrack that united the youth, black and white on the dance-floor – I know I was one of them. Recognised by any fan of Jamaican music as a mark of quality Trojan holds a special place in the hearts, minds and feet of the people and will do for generations to come.’ 

Filmmaker, DJ, Radio Broadcaster and Trojan fan Don Letts

Trojan Records’ 50th anniversary celebrations continue with the announcement that RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS has been unveiled as part of the line-up for DOC NYC.  The 2018 DOC NYC Festival will run Nov 8-15, 2018 – and the film’s US Premiere will take place on Wednesday, November 14. The film had its World Premiere on October 12 at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®. 

Financed and executive produced by BMG, the Pulse Films production, RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS documents the origins and the ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture – all told through the prism of one the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records.

Directed by Nicolas Jack Davies, RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS charts the rise and impact of the legendary reggae, ska and rock steady label and its influence on music and subculture in Britain from the early ‘60s through to the late ‘70s. Defining a movement that brought cultures together through the power of music, the birth and journey of Trojan Records, and its wider impact on society, feels as vital as ever 50 years later.

Named after the flatbed truck that revered producer Duke Reid used to transport his soundsystem around Jamaica, Trojan was launched in 1968 by London based, Jamaican expats Lee Gopthal and Chris Blackwell.  Growing rapidly during its’ early years - due in no small part to the development of the skinhead working class youth movement that embraced Jamaican music as part and parcel of its culture - the Trojan bandwagon quickly rolled into the 1970’s, with the likes of Desmond Dekker and The Maytals flying high in the UK Pop Charts.

This important story is effortlessly brought to life by director Nicolas Jack Davies with fascinating archive footage, alongside freshly shot drama and new interviews with legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch' Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and many more.

For more information about the film, visit the RUDEBOY websitehttps://trojanrecords.com/rudeboydocumentary/

For information about DOC NYC and screening tickets:

http://www.docnyc.net/film/rudeboy-the-story-of-trojan-records/

About Pulse Films

Pulse Films is an award-winning, modern-day studio encompassing the development, production, financing and distribution of content across multiple platforms and for audiences worldwide. Pulse Films was founded by Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford in 2005, and is headquartered in London with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin.

Dedicated to creating moments of culture through innovative storytelling, the studio operates under the following divisions: Commercials, Non-Fiction and Scripted Film and TV. Pulse Films’ recent credits include feature films such as Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize winner and BAFTA nominated AMERICAN HONEY, Sundance Award winners THE WITCH and ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, and 2017’s London Film Festival Hit KINGDOM OF US an TROPHY. Recent TV projects include BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK (BBC Two) BILLION DOLLAR DEALS (BBC Two) and ROCK AND ROLL, a 10-part series for Sky.

Pulse Films’ music film credits include the 2012 documentary SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, the BAFTA-nominated 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH and Beyoncé’s four-time EMMY-nominated LEMONADE.

Other recent Pulse Films projects include the feature documentary XY CHELSEA, executive produced by Oscar® winner Laura Poitras, recently picked up by Showtime for North American television distribution and is set to hit the film festival circuit later this year followed by a theatrical engagement.

The studio also recently announced the push into scripted TV led by Lucas Ochoa with the ambitious GANGS OF LONDON helmed by Gareth Evans (The Raid) for Sky Atlantic, Cinemax and HBO and ATOMIC BAZAAR helmed by Gregory Burke (’71, Entebbe). The Sundance film SKATE KITCHEN, produced by Pulse Films, will be released by Magnolia later this year.

In March 2016, VICE media acquired a majority stake in Pulse Films.

For more information see: http://www.pulsefilms.com/

About BMG

BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008, which brings together the traditionally separate businesses of music publishing and recordings under one roof and is increasingly building a presence in music related film and TV projects.

In records BMG represents artists ranging from BLONDIE, LIL DICKY, JASON ALDEAN, A PERFECT CIRCLE and JANET JACKSON to LENNY KRAVITZ, IRON MAIDEN, BLINK-182,  REJJIE SNOW, THE PRODIGY and KYLIE MINOGUE. In music publishing BMG clients include ROGER WATERS, MICK JAGGER & KEITH RICHARDS, DJ KHALED, CHRISSIE HYNDE, BRUNO MARS, POO BEAR and BEBE REXHA.

Over the past four years, BMG’s endeavour into films projects yielded its first feature-length documentary BAD REPUTATION, a film on Joan Jett, making its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. The film was recently acquired by Magnolia Pictures.

 Additional BMG films slated to debut in 2018 include THE SHOW’S THE THING - a documentary about the legendary promoters and agents who built the rock concert business in the ‘60s through the explosive business of the ‘90s; THE CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION, a documentary film celebrating the music of T. Rex; and RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS, a celebration of the music, history and cultural legacy of the pioneering British record label now owned by BMG. Further projects will be announced shortly. Owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, BMG is driven by its core values of fairness, transparency service. www.bmg.com

SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES “KING OF THIEVES”

SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES STUDIOCANAL'S “KING OF THIEVES” DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING JAMES MARSH STARRING AN ALL-STAR CAST LED BY SIR MICHAEL CAINE AND JIM BROADBENT

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Saban Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to Academy Award® Winner James Marsh’s (The Theory of EverythingKing of Thieves starring Academy Award® Winner Sir Michael Caine (The Quiet American), Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady), Academy Award® Nominee Sir Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Golden Globe® Nominee Sir Michael Gambon (The King’s Speech), BAFTA Nominee Ray Winstone (The Departed), and Charlie Cox (“Daredevil”). Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced alongside Michelle Wright and Ali Jafaar, with STUDIOCANAL financing. King of Thieves will be released in Q1 2019.

Written by Joe Penhall and based on source material from Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair article and The Guardian’s veteran crime reporter Duncan Campbell, the drama revolves around the April 2015 Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company burglary in which robbers allegedly stole over £14 million worth of loot in the biggest heist in UK history.

“King of Thieves is led by a stellar British ensemble cast,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “The pedigree of Michael, Jim, Tom, as well as Working Title make a very attractive package.  We absolutely love this film!”

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with STUDIOCANAL and Anne Chérel and Loubna Berrada on behalf of filmmakers.

Most recently at the Toronto International Film Festival, Saban Films acquired: Richard Says Goodbye, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama that stars Johnny Depp; Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde; and Romans starring Orlando Bloom.

 

Other recent Saban Films’ acquisitions include: Stephan Rick’s elevated genre film The Super starring Val Kilmer; Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer Keepers; David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny; Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birdsstarring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer; 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.  Saban Films, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, most recently released Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. Other recent releases include: Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimesstarring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

 

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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 STUDIOCANAL

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, right acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. STUDIOCANAL operates directly in all three major European markets, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting more than 5,500 titles from 60 countries, including the iconic Terminator 2, Breathless, Mulholland Drive and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully-financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non-Stop and Shaun The Sheep. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive featuring Rosamund Pike, The Secret Garden produced by David Heyman starring Colin Firth, Aardman Studios’ stop-motion film Shaun the Sheep 2, and Hard Powder starring Liam Neeson.

STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Take Two) and the UK’s RED Production Company (Safe). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm) as well as of UK-based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES; Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV; URBAN MYTH FILMS and Spain’s BAMBÚ.

NEW TRAILER: Tasha Smith & RonReaco Lee in 'RUNNING OUT OF TIME'

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Here's the trailer for Footage Films upcoming film, “Running Out of Time,” starring Tasha Smith, RonReaco Lee and Telma Hopkins. The film premieres on BET on Nov. 17 and then goes to digital/VOD on Nov. 19. The film is directed by Chris Stokes and co-written with Marques Houston. “Running Out of Time” is about newly widowed Brenda Harper (Smith) and her family being taken hostage over something from her late husband's (Lee) past.

Running Out of Time

Genre: Suspense Thriller

Synopsis: Brenda Harper (Tasha Smith) recently suffered the loss of her husband from a sudden death. Newly widowed, taking care of her teenage daughter and ailing mother (Telma Hopkins), Brenda is the sole beneficiary of her husband's assets, which include millions of dollars, property, and most importantly, a secret file that she has yet to discover. Brenda finds out from her husband's closest friend, Cain (RonReaco Lee) that the file is hidden inside their home, so they think, when they are all taken hostage at Brenda’s Summer home by two masked men, who are now threatening to kill them all one by one if they don't turn over the file. Having no answers, Brenda, her daughter, mother and Cain are tied up and held hostage until these masked men get what they want. With time running out, Brenda has to do whatever she can to ensure her family's survival and fight for their lives.

AQUAMAN New Extended Trailer | In Theaters Dec. 21st

What could be greater than a King?

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Take a deep dive into WARNER BROS. action-packed adventure AQUAMAN, starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Djimon Hounsou, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and more!

AQUAMAN reveals the origin story of half-human, half Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

View the extended trailer HERE!

In theaters December 21st

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Mundoloco CGI award-winning animation ‘Ian’ is based on a true story of a young boy battling disability loneliness

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The emotional animated short film shares a true story about a disabled boy called IAN. This award-winning film produced by Oscar winner Juan José Campanella’s Buenos Aires based animation studio, took home the top prize (Oscar qualifying) at LA Shorts International Film Festival and several major international awards. 

Ian was born with cerebral palsy. All he wants is to make friends, although it seems impossible to achieve when discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground.  However, this young boy is determined and won’t give up easily. 

The film is based on Ian, a young Argentinian boy who suffers from cerebral palsy. He can only talk with the help of a machine and was teased daily when he visited his rehabilitation center by children from a nearby school. His mother went to the school to tackle this issue and found the school had no tools to teach the children that bullying is wrong, so she wrote a book aimed at children, about a disabled boy. Penguin published this inspiring book, which is simply titled Ian.

Director Abel Goldfrab was born in Buenos Aires in 1979. He studied Film Direction at the prestigious University of Cinema (FUC) in BA. At the tender age of 17, he won his first screenplay contest. Since 2010 he has worked with Oscar winner Juan José Campanella and has been a lecturer since 2004.

Writer/Producer Gastón Gorali is an award winning author, screenwriter and producer.  He produced and co-wrote the animated film Metegol. He has created, written and produced Films, TV shows and illustrated novels for Universal, Fox, Discovery Kids and Penguin Random House. He's co-founder of Mundoloco CGI Animation Studios.

Latin-American filmmaker Juan José Campanella has written, directed and produced box-office hits, like “The Son of the Bride”, “Metegol”, and Academy Award winner “The Secret in her Eyes”. He is also a two-time EMMY award winner.

In October Ian can be seen at Edmonton International Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and Naples International Film Festival.