AIR JORDAN DOCUMENTARY UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1 TO MAKE EXCLUSIVE STREAMING DEBUT ON HULU

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 starts streaming Thursday, February 14 on Hulu

 Hulu and Lionsgate today announce that UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1, the powerful and inspiring true story of how Air Jordan 1 (AJ1) transcended sport to become a global phenomenon, will stream exclusively on Hulu.  From first time filmmaker Dexton Deboree, the documentary interviews culture-defining titans, including NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan himself, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Lena Waithe, Carmelo Anthony, Chuck D, and Phil Knight among others, to explore how AJ1 was not just a sneaker, but a worldwide movement that broke through barriers of race, age, and gender to define the culture in which we now live. Lionsgate acquired the documentary which is set to make its exclusive streaming debut on Hulu on February 14.

“Sneaker fans all over the world remember the thrill of getting their first pair of Air Jordans, and this film explores the story behind and incredible impact of that iconic shoe,” said Heather Moosnick, Senior Vice President Content Partnerships, Hulu. “At Hulu, we’re focused on bringing highly compelling films and series to our viewers that reflect the culture and inspire conversation – and UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1 is exactly that.”

“We were thrilled to get behind Dexton’s captivating film exploring the cultural phenomenon of the AJ1,” said Jared Goetz, Lionsgate President of North American Television Distribution. “With Hulu’s longstanding commitment to premium quality content, we’ve found the perfect partner to launch this film.” 

This is the story of Air Jordan 1, the shoe that tapped a cultural nerve deep inside a generation, unlocked the voice of so many voiceless and transcended sports to become a global phenomenon. Beyond the shoe’s iconic image and deeper than the legend of its namesake – Michael Jordan – UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1 explores AJ1’s role in giving birth to sneaker culture, re-shaping the game of basketball and the very identity of the NBA. It revolutionized the business of the professional athlete as a brand and radically disrupted a generation to define our modern global culture on and off the court. Through a riveting journey of powerful voices that also include Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, actor Anthony Anderson, DJ and record producer DJ Khaled across all aspects of culture from then and now, the film chronicles the shoe’s explosive impact on history and our modern world.

“I’m excited for the world to witness a story that breaks some rules and explores some new ground in expressing a tale as remarkable as any great fable we’ve heard or seen before,” said writer/director Dexton Deboree. “This film unearths a very powerful story that is beneath a cultural icon to share something that transcends sport, sneakers, and the popular zeitgeist of much of what happened not only with AJ1 and even Michael Jordan himself, but the radical cultural revolution that unfolded in its wake.”

UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1 chronicles the dawn of the sneaker craze and the sneaker’s explosive cultural impact on music, fashion, art, and entertainment through powerful voices of then and now. The film is produced by Dexton Deboree and Stef Fink. 

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NEON’S APOLLO 11 TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX THEATRES FOR ONE WEEK ONLY BEGINNING MARCH 1

FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN-FOOTAGE, APOLLO 11 IN IMAX IS A CINEMATIC EVENT 50 YEARS IN THE MAKING

NEON and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) announced today “Apollo 11,” the highly-anticipated documentary which premiered to critical acclaim at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival, will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format and will initially release in IMAX theatres exclusively for one week only beginning March 1, 2019.  With some of the most spectacular and rarest behind-the-scenes space footage captured from the first moon landing, it is a cinematic event 50 years in the making that was designed for IMAX, the movie experience that has been bringing audiences to space for decades.

From director/producer Todd Douglas Miller (“Dinosaur 13”), producer Thomas Petersen at Statement Pictures and executive producers Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films, “Apollo 11” was crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. The film takes audiences straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, moviegoers vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Miller and team were working closely with NASA and the National Archives (NARA) to locate all existing Apollo 11 footage when NARA staff members made a startling discovery that changed the course of the project: an unprocessed collection of 65mm large format footage, never before seen by the public, containing stunning shots of the launch, the inside of Mission Control, and recovery and post-mission activities. The footage was so pristine and the find so significant that the project evolved beyond filmmaking into one of film curation and historic preservation. Commissioned by CNN Films to create a film about the most extraordinary event in human exploration, “Apollo 11” began taking shape as a documentary feature film.

Director, Todd Douglas Miller remarked on the release, "We’re so excited to be working with NEON and IMAX on this very special event film. Ever since we saw the first frame of 65mm film footage roll off the film scanner we always envisioned ‘Apollo 11’ to be seen on the biggest screens possible. IMAX theaters are the cathedrals of cinema and we can’t think of a more perfect way for audiences to enjoy the adventure of ‘Apollo 11’."  

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“Miller’s film is a stunning achievement in filmmaking,” said Megan Colligan President of IMAX Entertainment. “The film is immersive, crisp and clear.  Audiences can palpably feel the tension, immense pride and overwhelming joy of the team that came together to make the impossible possible. We at IMAX couldn’t be happier to be partnering with NEON in the release of ‘Apollo 11’.”

The more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings were made by two custom recorders which captured individual tracks from 60 key mission personnel throughout every moment of the mission. “Apollo 11” film team members created code to restore the audio and make it searchable, then began the multi-year process of listening to and documenting the recordings, an effort that yielded remarkable new insights into key events of the mission as well as surprising moments of humor and camaraderie.

The digitization of the 65mm collection—as well as the re-scanning of 16mm and 35mm materials—was undertaken at Final Frame, a post-production house in New York City, which helped create a custom scanner, capable of high dynamic range scanning at resolutions up to 8K. The resulting transfer—from which the film was cut—is the highest resolution, highest quality digital collection of Apollo 11 footage in existence.

Constructed entirely from archival materials and eschewing talking heads, “Apollo 11” captures the enormity of the event by giving audiences of all ages the direct experience of being there. When John F. Kennedy pledged in 1962 to put Americans on the moon by the end of the decade, he described it as a bold act of faith and vision. “Apollo 11” bears witness to the culmination of that pledge, when America and the world came together in an extraordinary act of unity and resolve, to achieve one of the greatest and most complex feats in human history.

“Apollo 11” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX ExperienceÒ with proprietary IMAX DMRÒ (Digital Re-Mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

The film currently holds a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2018, there were 1,443 IMAX theatre systems (1,346 commercial multiplexes, 13 commercial destinations, 84 institutional) operating in 79 countries and territories.  On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

ABOUT NEON:

2018 was a record-breaking year for NEON, with the release of Craig Gillespie’s runaway hit I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie and the Academy Award winner for best supporting actress, Allison Janney, as well as Matt Spicer's Sundance and Independent Spirit Award-Winner Ingrid Goes West. Three years after inception, the company continues to push the boundaries and take creative risks on bold content. 

NEON acquired three of the most talked about features at last year’s Sundance Film Festival:  Reinaldo Marcus Green's Monsters & 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 which has surpassed $13m at the box office.  Upcoming releases include:  Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm, the electrifying Amazing Grace, and Todd Douglas Miller’s cinematic event, Apollo 11, which just had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. 

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 majority investors in the company.

NEON ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO SUNDANCE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY HONEYLAND

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NEON has acquired the North American rights to Honeyland, the wistfully delicate and visually stunning documentary from Macedonian filmmaking duo Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska. The film marks NEON’s fifth acquisition out of Sundance, with the company landing more films than any other key player at Sundance this year.

Honeyland has gathered rave reviews following its World Premiere in Sundance, receiving three jury prizes for: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography and World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Originality.

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours' walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle.

Directors Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska say “Honeyland began as just another simple story, but it grew to become so much more. We are so proud of the final film, and there is no better way to get immersed in it than to experience it on the big screen. Thank you, NEON, for the opportunity to bring Honeyland to audiences the way we always wanted it to be seen.”

Stefanov and Kotevska’s debut feature was produced and edited by Atanas Georgiev and stars Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam, and Mustafa Sam, with cinematography by Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma.

Submarine Entertainment is handling sales. The deal was negotiated by NEON and Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.

NEON premiered Todd Douglas Miller’s stunning cinematic event, Apollo 11 and John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm at Sundance 2019, and had an impressive hot streak of acquisitions, nabbing the rights to Alejandro Landes’ cinematic thriller, Monos, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's horror film, The Lodge, Abe Forsythe’s Little Monsters, and Julius Onah’s Luce. NEON recently garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Border and continues to acquire some of the most anticipated titles, including: Tom Harper’s Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley; and Bong Joon-Ho’s highly-anticipated drama Parasite.

ABOUT NEON:

2018 was a record-breaking year for NEON, with the release of Craig Gillespie’s runaway hit I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie and the Academy Award winner for best supporting actress, Allison Janney, as well as Matt Spicer's Sundance and Independent Spirit Award-Winner Ingrid Goes West. Three years after inception, the company continues to push the boundaries and take creative risks on bold content.

NEON acquired three of the most talked about features at last year’s Sundance Film Festival:  Reinaldo Marcus Green's Monsters & 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 which has surpassed $13m at the box office.  Upcoming releases include:  Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm, the electrifying Amazing Grace, and Todd Douglas Miller’s cinematic event, Apollo 11, which just had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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 majority investors in the company.

ABOUT Trice Films:

Trice Films Is a Macedonian Production Company focused on making creative groundbreaking documentaries, independently or in partnership with other production companies.

We always seek to find exceptional stories from wherever they may come and to connect them to a worldwide audience with post-production being our forte.

REBECCA HALL SET TO STAR IN DAVID BRUCKNER’S HORROR THRILLER THE NIGHT HOUSE

Anton to Finance and sell the David S. Goyer Produced Film in Berlin

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Anton announced today that Golden Globe® nominee Rebecca Hall (Christine, The Gift) will star in the horror thriller The Night House.  The film will be directed by David Bruckner (The Ritual, V/H/S,) and based on a script written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (StephanieSuper Dark Times). The Night House follows a widow who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeThe Dark Knight) and Keith Levine (47 Metres Down, “Scream: The TV Series””) are producing under their Phantom Four production company.  Anton is fully financing, executive producing and handling worldwide sales. Harold van Lier, Anton’s President of Distribution, will begin selling the film at EFM in Berlin this week. Endeavor Content is co-repping the U.S. rights with Anton. Recently appointed EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, John Zois, will oversee the project on behalf of Anton. The film is scheduled to shoot in May.

Hall is in production on Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong, which is slated for a 2020 release. She will soon begin lensing Passing, which she has adapted for the screen and also marks her directorial debut. Upcoming she appears in Max Minghella’s Teen Spirit and she was recently seen starring in Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Bruckner most recently directed the horror thriller The Ritual which debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Netflix.  His 2007 directorial debut, The Signal, debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Hall is represented by Julian Belfrage Associates, WME and attorneys Hansen & Jacobson. Anton’s VP of Development, Laura Wilson, negotiated the deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of Phantom Four.

Phantom Four, which Goyer runs with Levine, is currently in post-production on the horror-thriller Antlers for Fox Searchlight with Scott Cooper directing and Guillermo del Toro also producing. Next up for Goyer is Deeper at MGM with Baltasar Kormakur directing as well as season two of Syfy’s Krypton, and the first season of Issac Asimov's “Foundation” for Apple.

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ABOUT ANTON

Founded by Sebastien Raybaud in 2011, Anton is a global content business which creates, produces, finances and distributes across both film and TV. The company debuted its pioneering co-financing model by partnering with StudioCanal on acclaimed international productions such as Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson, the Paddington franchise, and Shaun the Sheep.

The Sun Is Also a Star | NEW TRAILER

“What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?”

“College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.  Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push.  But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?  With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.”

A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

The film stars Yara Shahidi (“Grown-ish”) as Natasha and Charles Melton (“Riverdale”) as Daniel, along with John Leguizamo (“John Wick: Chapter 2”).

Directed by Ry Russo-Young (“Before I Fall”), the film is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Everything, Everything author Nicola Yoon.  The Sun Is Also a Star was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has received multiple accolades, including: 2016 National Book Award Finalist; Amazon’s Best Book of 2016 in YA; Amazon’s Top 20 Children’s Books of 2016 in YA; the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016; and Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2016.

Russo-Young directed from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”).   The film’s producers are Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, who served as producers on “Everything, Everything.”  Pamela Hirsch served as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw (“Teen Spirit”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”), editor Joe Landauer (“Before I Fall”), and costume designer Deirdra Elizabeth Govan (“Sorry to Bother You”).  The music is by Herdís Stefánsdóttir (“The Hate U Give”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures present An Alloy Entertainment production, “The Sun Is Also a Star,” due in theaters nationwide May 17, 2019.  

This film has been rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.

#TheSunIsAlsoAStar

IMAGES FROM THE NEW YORK SPECIAL SCREENING OF WHAT MEN WANT!

CROSBY STREET HOTEL

HOSTED BY MARCI KLEIN & JILL KARGMAN

WHAT MEN WANT IS IN THEATRES THURSDAY

SYNOPSIS

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world... until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test. WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (GIRLS TRIP), co-starring Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.

DIRECTED BY

Adam Shankman

PRODUCED BY

Will Packer, p.g.a., James Lopez, p.g.a.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Taraji P. Henson, Amy Sayres, Adam Shankman,

Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve

STORY BY

Jas Waters and Tina Gordon

SCREENPLAY BY

 Tina Gordon and Peter Huyck & Alex Gregory
STARRING

Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Josh Brener, Erykah Badu, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Chris Witaske, Brian Bosworth, Kellan Lutz and Tracy Morgan

#WhatMenWant

AWARD-WINNING SERIES UNSUNG AND SMASH HIT UNCENSORED RETURN TO TV ONE WITH NEW SEASONS EXPLORING THE INTIMATE LIVES OF CELEBRITIES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3

TV One's longest-running and award-winning documentary series UNSUNG continues its stellar run with eight new episodes debuting on Sunday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET/8C. The second season of the network's edgy docu-series UNCENSORED, which gives unprecedented access to pop culture figures, follows with premiere episodes at 10 p.m. ET/9C.

UNSUNG celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians whose full stories and journey have yet to be explored. This season promises memorable stories of influential artists including R&B heartthrob Lloyd, 90s songstress Adina Howard, 80s family band The Jets, singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock, house music legend Crystal Waters, crooner Glenn Jones, vocalist Kenny Lattimore and contemporary gospel musician Tasha Cobbs-Leonard. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight. 

The popular show UNCENSORED resumes for its second season and explores the private lives of some of today's most notable personalities including comedian/radio host DL Hughley, American Idol Fantasia, legendary hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, actress Tasha Smith, reality TV star Tami Roman, actress/singer Naturi Naughton, the reigning king of urban gospel Kirk Franklin and singer/songwriter Ne-Yo.

The eight episode auto-biographical series delves into the lives of luminaries as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they faced and how they've navigated the perils of social media that helped but sometimes haunted their careers. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words. 

UNSUNG is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland is Executive Producer. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Paul Hall (Showrunner), Jay Allen (Supervising Producer) and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

For more information on UNSUNG and UNCENSORED, visit TV One's YouTube Channeland check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One's TwitterInstagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the UNSUNG Facebook (@tvoneunsung) using the hashtag #UNSUNG.Follow UNCENSORED on Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) and use the hashtag #UNCENSORED.

ABOUT TV ONE

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, and The NAACP Image Awards.  In addition, TV One is the cable home of the blockbuster television drama Empire. TV One is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK,www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

Captain Marvel | All-New Look During "BIG GAME"

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

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MISSING LINK - New Trailer for LAIKA Film - Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis

Directed by | Chris Butler

Written by | Chris Butler

Produced by | Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner

Starring | Zoe Saldana, Hugh Jackman, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Zach Galifianakis, Amrita Acharia, Stephen Fry, David Williams 

Synopsis: The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

MISSING LINK – ALEXA SKILL INFORMATION

Welcome to Missing Link Adventures, a new Amazon Alexa skill for the whole family to enjoy. Meet Mr. Link, the world’s most famous – and quite hairy — legendary creature, along with his fellow explorers, Sir Lionel Frost and Adelina Fortnight. This interactive audio story will entertain your child’s curiosity, while teaching them the importance of bravery, kindness, and fitness. Enable the skill now, turn on notifications, and we’ll let you know when your adventures are ready.

See the new trailer for The Missing Link from LAIKA Studios starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis

In Theaters April 12

#MissingLink

"Alexa, open Missing Link!"

Welcome to Missing Link Adventures, a new Amazon Alexa skill for the whole family to enjoy. Meet Mr. Link, the world's most famous - and quite hairy - legendary creature, along with his fellow explorers, Sir Lionel Frost and Adelina Fortnight.

This interactive audio story will entertain your child's curiosity, while teaching them the importance of bravery, kindness, and fitness.

Enable the skill now, turn on notifications, and we'll let you know when your adventures are ready.

MISSING LINK

This April, meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don't let his appearance fool you... he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world's most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.

Director: Chris Butler

Writer: Chris Butler

Producers: Travis Knight p.g.a., Arianne Sutner p.g.a.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, Amrita Acharia

MISSING LINK opens in theaters on April 12, 2019

#MissingLink

Official Site: 

MissingLink.Movie

Facebook: /MissingLinkFilm

Instagram: @MissingLinkFilm

Twitter: @LAIKAStudios

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | Big Game Video Spot Released | In theaters February 14, 2019!

On February 14, the battle begins…

To kick off today’s big game, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new video spot for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL just before kick-off! From visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, the film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL opens in theaters everywhere on February 14, 2019 in 3D & IMAX!

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

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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.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Official Channels

CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER FOR WONDER PARK AND DON’T MISS THE PRE-KICK SPOT DURING THE BIG GAME.

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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FOX REVEALS A SECOND SEASON OF TELEVISION’S #1 NEW SHOW AND #1 UNSCRIPTED SERIES, “THE MASKED SINGER”

Highest-Rated Unscripted Debut on Any Network in More than Seven Years,

With More than 17 Million Multi-Platform Viewers to Date

All-New Episode Airs Tonight!

FOX is renewing the new celebrity competition series THE MASKED SINGER, this season’s #1 new series and #1 unscripted show, which captivated a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers for its debut episode. Based on an international hit, THE MASKED SINGER features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity.  Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel, playing detective alongside series host Nick Cannon.

The response to THE MASKED SINGER has been fantastic and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “I am so happy to see a singing Peacock burst into pop culture! THE MASKED SINGER is unique, bold, original and embraces the DNA of all the best FOX unscripted shows. We look forward to Season Two being even more fun, weird and wonderful than the first.”

The series premiere of THE MASKED SINGER marked television’s greatest Live + 7 Day gain from Live + Same Day among unscripted debuts ever in both Adults 18-49 (4.2/17 L7, +1.2 from L+SD) and Total Viewers (13.0 L7 million, +3.6 million vs. L+SD). It is the highest-rated unscripted debut on any network in more than seven years (excluding post-NFL telecasts), this season’s No. 1-t debut on any network and the No. 1 reality telecast of the last two seasons, topping “The Voice,” “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.”

THE MASKED SINGER’s premiere has delivered 17.6 million Multi-Platform viewers to date, FOX’s most-watched unscripted debut in 11 years, while its 3.6 million viewers across Hulu and FOX NOW mark the network’s most-streamed episode ever.

In tonight’s all-new episode, “Mix and Masks,” airing 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, on FOX, the competition shuffles as RABBIT, UNICORN, ALIEN and LION hit the stage to perform again with all-new clues. A special two-hour finale of THE MASKED SINGER airs Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 8:00-10:00 ET/PT on FOX.

Between all of the celebrity competitors on the show, they've amassed 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine Broadway shows, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask.  The singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny hints buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing his or her true identity. It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “whosungit!”

Produced by Endemol Shine North America, THE MASKED SINGER was developed for the U.S. and is executive-produced by Craig Plestis (“Minute to Win It,” “The Winner Is”) of Smart Dog Media and Izzie Pick Ibarra (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Breaking Pointe”).  Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Grease: Live”) directs. Nick Cannon serves as co-executive producer. THE MASKED SINGER is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp. “Like” THE MASKED SINGER on Facebook at facebook.com/maskedsingerfox. Follow the series on Twitter @maskedsingerfox and join the conversation using #TheMaskedSinger. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @maskedsingerfox.

Bo Peep is Back! New Poster & Video Available for TOY STORY 4!

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Credits: #ToyStory4

This long-lost friend of Woody, Buzz and the gang always shared a special connection with Woody, but they have not seen each other in years, and Bo has become chipped and faded over time. Bo’s strength and sarcasm always belied her delicate porcelain exterior, and it turns out she’s an adventure-seeking free spirit who feels right at home on the road. When she and Woody are reunited under unlikely circumstances, they realize they’ve grown worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy.

“Bo’s taken control of her own destiny,” said “Toy Story 4” director Josh Cooley. “While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world. And when Woody shows up, they can’t believe that they’ve found each other again.”

Annie Potts returns as the voice of Bo Peep. “She is modern, independent, capable and confident,” said Potts of her character. “Bo is written and conceived to be inspiring as she has weathered life’s ups and downs with grace. I aspire to that.

Access the video here: https://www.facebook.com/10498014129/posts/10156463897209130/

TOY STORY 4

U.S. Release Date:  June 21, 2019

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

Director:  Josh Cooley

Producers:  Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen 

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Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) 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. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

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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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.

DELHI CRIME TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX ON MARCH 22 AROUND THE WORLD

Netflix Launch Follows World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival’s Indie Episodic Section for the Anthology Series

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Delhi Crime, a seven-part series written and directed by award-winning Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, will be available to Netflix members worldwide from March 22, 2019. The police-procedural thriller, produced by Golden Karavan and Ivanhoe Pictures, will premiere worldwide at Sundance Film Festival on January 29 in the Indie Episodic category.

Season 1 of Delhi Crime is inspired by and follows the notorious December 2012 investigation by the  Delhi Police into a devastating rape of a young woman that reverberated across India and the world. Throughout seven hour-long episodes, Delhi Crime captures the complexities of the scrutiny, the emotional toll on the investigating team, and their determination to bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment.

The police officer (Vartika Chaturvedi in the series) is sensitively portrayed by Shefali Shah (Monsoon Wedding, Juice), who leads a critically-lauded cast that includes Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, Hotel Salvation), Denzil Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Rasika Dugal (Qissa, Manto), Rajesh Tailang (Siddharth, Selection Day) and Yashaswini Dayama (Dear Zindagi, The Odds).

Over six years of research went into the making of the series, which was shot on location in New Delhi. Richie Mehta (Amal, Siddharth), conceived the show during a conversation with Neeraj Kumar, a former Commissioner of the Delhi Police, who introduced him to the investigating team, and offered access to hundreds of pages of legal documents that were prepared as part of investigation. Overwhelmed by the brutality of the incident, and determined to bring to light the details of the investigation, Mehta realized that the zeal and passion of the police in providing closure to a nation would be best portrayed in the form of a series.

Mehta said, “The making of Delhi Crime has been a personally transformative journey; speaking to every individual involved, retracing the paths that the police took during the course of the investigation, and hearing of the determination that it took for the case to be closed, despite severe limitations. I hope that we’ve been able to provide context, catharsis and open once again a difficult conversation that must be had about the forces that enabled this brutality.”

Simran Sethi, Director, International Originals, Netflix, said,  “Delhi Crime is an important story told with sensitivity and responsibility, and we are honored to help bring this series to Indian and global members.  It is honest and emotional and powerful. Shows like this bring a much-needed lens to the lived reality of women around the world.  Watching this series is an affecting experience, and we are sure it will be as meaningful of an experience for Netflix audiences as it was for us.”

Serving as Executive producers for Golden Karavan are Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Sagansky, Florence Sloan, Apoorva Bakshi, Pooja Kohli and Sanjay Bachani. Executive producers from Ivanhoe Pictures are John Penotti, Kilian Kerwin, and Michael Hogan. Producing are Robert Friedland, Sidney Kimmel, and Brian Kornreich for Ivanhoe Pictures.

The deal was negotiated by Robert Jesuele on behalf of Golden Karavan and Brian Kornreich on behalf of Ivanhoe Pictures.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 139 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

ABOUT GOLDEN KARAVAN

Golden Karavan is the recently launched Asian focused television mini-major, a partnership between Jeff Sagansky, Florence Sloan, Aaron Kaplan, Apoorva Bakshi, Pooja Kohli and Sanjay Bachani. The production company will make a slate of 25 TV Shows over the next five years.

The mission of the mini-major is to be the new differentiator, a new-era TV studio that, through collaborative partnerships with strategic producing partners and creative filmmakers, will share engaging stories with the widest audiences possible, even if that means pushing boundaries and taking risks.

With a full development slate, the company will supply compelling content from the region for a straight-to-digital release on premium global streaming platforms and broadcasters across the world.

ABOUT IVANHOE PICTURE

Los Angeles, New York, and Beijing-based Ivanhoe Pictures is a motion picture and television financing and production entity. Ivanhoe develops, produces, and acquires content for a global audience, and now has local-language production deals in India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Latin America, Vietnam and Indonesia.

In March 2017, Ivanhoe merged with the Los Angeles-based production/finance company Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to create SK Global, a new entity that produces and finances film and television projects globally. The venture, backed and co-founded by Sidney Kimmel (Jones New York) and Robert Friedland (Ivanhoe Mines), is led by President John Penotti, who has led companies including GreeneStreet Films, Ivanhoe Pictures, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. SK Global has retained the labels “Sidney Kimmel Entertainment” and “Ivanhoe Pictures” in their respective markets.

Past Ivanhoe projects include the enormously successful Golden Globe-nominated comedy Crazy Rich Asians, a co-production with Warner Bros. from director Jon Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh that has now grossed over $238M to date worldwide and is now the 6th highest grossing romantic comedy in the U.S. of all time; the South Korean hit The Wailing from director Na Hong-jin, which remains the second highest-grossing opening weekend for Fox in Korea behind Avatar; and the popular Hindi-language horror series Ghoul for Netflix India.

Ivanhoe’s upcoming projects include the Hindi-language family drama The Sky is Pink starring Priyanka Chopra, developed in partnership with India-based RSVP and Roy Kapur Films set for release in India mid-2019; the Spanish-language feature La Caja developed in partnership with Mexico City-based Lucia Films; an upcoming adaptation of Ryan Graudin's best-selling young adult action-adventure novel The Walled City set in China's fabled Kowloon City; and a slate of features developed for audiences in Indonesia.

Additionally, Ivanhoe has established a number of key partnerships to produce local-language films for global audiences, including a deal with Blumhouse Productions to develop local-language genre content in India.

THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS WHAT MEN WANT'S TARAJI P. HENSON WITH A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME!

WHAT MEN WANT is in theaters on February 8, 2019.

SABAN FILMS PARTNERS WITH KEVIN SMITH ON “JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT”

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Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Kevin Smith’s highly-anticipated Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jason Mewes and Smith are reprising the lead roles, alongside a number of returning players from the star-studded cast of the original movie, as well as a fresh new crop of cameos from the worlds of movies, TV, music and podcasting. Saban Films has committed to a substantial theatrical release. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Destro Film’s Liz Destro. Production is currently underway.

 

Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith’s directorial debut, Clerks. The unlikely stoner icons have subsequently appeared in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will skewer reboots, remakes, and sequels while simultaneously being all three at the same time.

 

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley commented, “Jay and Silent Bob is a global franchise which has a very loyal fan base.  Partnering with Kevin at script stage on the next chapter of these iconic characters is a huge milestone. This is the beginning of a new initiative at Saban Films, to partner on IP with seasoned filmmakers and talent early on in the creative process all the way through distribution.”

 

Smith said, “Last February, I almost died. So on the one year anniversary of my widow maker heart attack, as a celebration of life and a big ol’ F you to Death, my best friend and I will be rolling cameras on a sequel/remake/reboot of a movie we first made nearly twenty years ago! In Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back our herbal heroes found out Hollywood was making a movie based on them, so they journeyed out to Hollywood to stop it. But I’ve learned so much as a storyteller and have grown immensely as a filmmaker since then, so audiences can expect something completely different: In Jay & Silent Bob Reboot our herbal heroes find out Hollywood is making a reboot of the old movie that was based on them, so they journey out to Hollywood to stop it again. I offer my (literal) undying thanks to our amazing partners at Saban and Universal for making this dream come true and backing this cinematic silliness!”

 

Mewes said, “I’m tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again. It may be 25 years since I first played the idiot man-child from Jersey but this time’s going to be the best because I’ve really grown into the role of idiot man-child in my old age.”

 

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Jackie Eckhouse of Sloss Eckhouse LawCo on behalf of the filmmakers.  Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has picked up all international rights.

 

Equity Financing for the Picture has been provided by Hideout Pictures, Mickey Gooch Jr’s Skitbags Entertainment, and Fan Owned Legion M. Debt Financing for the film has been provided by Three Point Capital Louisiana and Intercut Capital.

 

Saban Films continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, with upcoming titles including: The Haunting of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff; Derrick Borte’s American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan; James Marsh’s King of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon; Richard Says Goodbye, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama starring Johnny Depp; and Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde.  

 

The company continues to grow its presence in the industry, with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman starring Hilary Swank, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent titles include the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer The Vanishing;Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring 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.

 

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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 UPHE Content Group

Headquartered in London, UPHE Content Group is a repertoire center of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring and producing multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital platforms on a worldwide basis.  UPHE Content Group is part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment.  The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment.

“MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” SEASON SEVEN KICKS OFF WITH 24 PINT-SIZED HOME COOKS

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Top 24 Face First Mystery Box Challenge on Season Premiere,

Tuesday, February 26, on FOX

Kicking off its seventh season, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of fun, mouth-watering challenges. Having already won a coveted white apron, 24 young chef-testants – 12 girls and 12 boys – must prove that they deserve to stay in the game by completing their first Mystery Box Challenge. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi will be joined by celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez on the judges’ panel. These three culinary heavyweights will determine which pint-sized home cook will be named America’s next MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, taking home a trophy and $100,000 in prize money.

Season Seven will feature even more unique and messy challenges for the judges and chef-testants, including attending and preparing a meal for 51 circus performers, pulling a live lobster out of a tank and having 60 minutes to make a mind-blowing dish, competing to see which team can first roll out a perfect sheet of pasta to a length of 24 feet and powering through the fan-favorite restaurant takeover challenge.

In the premiere episode, “Culinary ABC’s,” airing Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the Top 24 must prove they’ve mastered the first meal of the day, breakfast, in a mystery box challenge. Then, school lunches get a total makeover as contestants are tasked with elevating three classic school lunch dishes into restaurant-quality cuisine.

 

Meet the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Top 24 and find out their signature dishes:

Aaron

Age: 10          

Hometown: Powder Springs, GA

Signature Dish: Baked Salmon with Sautéed Green Beans & Lemon Couscous

Ashley                              

Age: 9            

Hometown: Queens, NY

Signature Dish: Spicy Steamed Salmon with Carrots & Okra

 

Ben                            

Age: 11     

Hometown: Morristown, NJ 

Signature Dish: Fried Chicken & Coleslaw

 

Brielle

Age: 8          

Hometown: Conley, GA

Signature Dish: Caribbean Jerk Shrimp with Avocado Cream Sauce over Pineapple

& Tomato Rice

Che                      

Age: 12            

Hometown: Boiceville, NY

Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Salmon with Celeriac & Potato Purée & Sautéed Leeks

with Kale Avocado Salad

Evie

Age: 11     

Hometown: Atlanta, GA 

Signature Dish: Seared Steak Crostini with Chimichurri Sauce

Ivy                         

Age: 11  

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Signature Dish:  Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli & Peanut Sauce

Jaala                                 

Age: 10  

Hometown: Pawtucket, RI

Signature Dish:  Mushroom Alfredo Pasta

Jayden                              

Age: 12  

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Signature Dish:  Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry with Mixed Vegetables & Scratch-Made Soy Sauce

Kate                     

Age: 8

Hometown: Roanoke, AL

Signature Dish: Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry

   

Kyle                   

Age: 11        

Hometown: Rye, NY

Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Salmon with a Citrus Salad

   

Malia                                         

Age: 11       

Hometown: Newhall, CA

Signature Dish: Tuna & Cucumber Roll with Garlic & Soy Sautéed Broccolini

   

Mateo                                      

Age: 8       

Hometown: Demarest, NJ

Signature Dish: Baked & Seared Asian Salmon with Rice & Bok Choy

   

  Matthew                    

  Age: 8         

  Hometown: Livingston, NJ

  Signature Dish: Filet Mignon with a Cucumber & Tomato Salad

   

Miguel                        

Age: 12    

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Signature Dish: Thyme, Garlic, Buttered Seared Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms & Organic Side Salad

   

 Nayeli                                       

Age: 9         

 Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Signature Dish: Cheese Enchiladas with Roja Sauce & Sautéed Potatoes & Carrots with Chorizo, & a Cabbage Radish Slaw

   

Neko               

Age: 11        

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Signature Dish: Irish Potato Soup with Bacon

   

Reid                            

Age: 8        

Hometown: Newnan, GA

Signature Dish: Southern State Sliders with Bacon & Cheese Infused Burger Patties & a Special Sauce

   

Rhashad                       

Age: 12        

Hometown: Milton, GA

Signature Dish: Shrimp Scampi over Pasta

   

Sadie                          

Age: 12        

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Signature Dish: Spaghetti with Tomato, Basil, Pignoli & Cheese

   

Shannen                     

Age: 9      

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

Signature Dish: Yellow Turmeric Grilled Chicken with a Vegetable Medley

   

Tal                  

Age: 13        

Hometown: Port Washington, NY

Signature Dish: Kombu-Cured Salmon with a Miso Buerre-Blanc & Yuzu Kosho (Japanese white wine grape)

   

Talulah                        

Age: 11        

Hometown: New York, NY

Signature Dish: Savory Mushroom Crepe

Thomas                            

Age: 12

Hometown: Boerne, TX

Signature Dish: Personally Harvested Dove served on Toast topped with a Red Wine Jalapeño Jelly

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Danny Schrader, Elisabeth Murdoch, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. “Like” MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion at #MasterChefJunior. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @masterchefjunior/.

Be part of Camp MasterChef this summer! Join former MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR winners and fan favorites for an enriching and immersive culinary experience designed for kids and teens ages 8-16.  For more information and to register for Camp MasterChef, visitCampMasterChef.com

ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment.

ABOUT GORDON RAMSAY

Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy-nominated, multi-Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic that are seen by audiences worldwide, including his FOX shows, “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay,” GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN; as well as Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant”; and Food Network’s competition series “Food Court Wars.” In the U.K., he’s produced “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; two instructional cookery series, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course,” for Channel 4; and the first two seasons of “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” all under his One Potato Two Potato banner.

The next-generation multimedia production company Studio Ramsay was founded in 2016 by Ramsay and has a joint venture with All3Media to develop and produce both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming that include a scripted arm focused on food-related themes and development of new talent on a global front.

The catalog of programs that Ramsay has worked on historically with All3Media via One Potato Two Potato, together with new original content he’s currently developing, make for a unique and dynamic production and distribution partnership.

Studio Ramsay’s first production, live series “The F Word With Gordon Ramsay,” premiered in the U.S. on FOX; and its second FOX series, GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, was one of the summer’s most-watched new series. Its first daytime cooking series, “Culinary Genius,” premiered on ITV in the U.K. and was syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S. The documentary series, “Gordon on Cocaine,” premiered on ITV to critical acclaim. “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay, for U.K. children’s channel CBBC, is also produced by Studio Ramsay.

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OFFICIAL TRAILER - NBC's "The Enemy Within" starring Morris Chestnut and Jennifer Carpenter

“The Enemy Within”

Monday nights at 10pm ET/PT, premiering February 25th

Photo Credit: Will Hart/NBC

Photo Credit: Will Hart/NBC

In this character-based psychological thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter), a brilliant former CIA operative now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history, is serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being, but with nowhere else to turn, FBI agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy... they must think like one.

The cast includes Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner, Cassandra Freeman and Noah Mills.

"The Enemy Within" was created by Ken Woodruff, who executive produce alongside Matt Corman, Chris Ord and Charles Beeson. Mark Pellington directs and executive produces the pilot. Vernon Sanders also executive produces the pilot. "The Enemy Within" is produced by Universal Television.


Official Trailer:
 http://bit.ly/2T5SCDr

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY FILMS ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW FEATURE PROJECT OUT OF SUNDANCE WITH RON HOWARD AND IMAGINE DOCUMENTARIES

From Academy Award-Winning Director Ron Howard, Rebuilding Paradise (wt) to Document the Aftermath of the Deadly California Wildfires of 2018

National Geographic Documentary Films announced today a new feature project, Rebuilding Paradise, from acclaimed director Ron Howard and Imagine Documentaries. The film will follow the community of Paradise, California, as it attempts to rebuild following the devastation of the 2018 California wildfires. Rebuilding Paradise is produced by Brian Grazer.

Rebuilding Paradise will take a microcosmic look at the growing global repercussions of climate change through a community destroyed by one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in U.S. history. In November 2018, Paradise — a densely populated town in the Sierra Nevada foothills — was ravaged with flames, scorching 153,000 acres, demolishing over 14,000 homes and displacing over 50,000 people.

The film will follow the refugees of Paradise — the families, volunteers on the frontlines of town restoration, community leaders, school and government officials and first responders — the citizens whose lives are forever scorched by tragedy, in the aftermath of the destruction over the course of a year as they come together to rebuild amid the devastation of natural disaster.

The fires hit home for Howard, who has relatives in the area and had previously spent time in Paradise. He believes the tragedy is a universal human experience — it could have happened to anyone. 

“The people of Paradise lost everything in the blink of an eye,” said Howard. “The way in which the citizens are coming together to rebuild is beautiful and hopeful — but no one should have to live through this. Theirs is a cautionary tale about the impending effects of climate change and what it takes to restore the communities ravaged by it. Paradise could be any of us.” 

“National Geographic is known for turning the lens towards timely, provocative and globally relevant stories,” said Carolyn Bernstein, EVP Global Scripted Content & Documentary Films for National Geographic.  “As we continue to cement our place in the doc films world, we’re committed to partnering with filmmakers like Ron Howard who are pushing the limits of cinematic storytelling.” 

The announcement comes as National Geographic’s Free Solo, the critically acclaimed and Academy Award nominated documentary from Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, continues to shatter box office records, officially becoming the No. 1 doc released in the U.K. in 2018, and expanding its U.S. release in IMAX. The film recently also picked nominations from the BAFTA Film Awards, Directors Guild of America, American Cinema Editors and Cinema Audio Society as well as winning three Cinema Eye Honors.

In just over two years, National Geographic Documentary Films has come to be known for excellence in nonfiction storytelling, releasing acclaimed films such as the Sundance and SXSW Audience Award-winning Science Fair, Emmy award-winning LA 92 and Jane (both were included in the top 15 documentaries considered for an Oscar in 2017), and Dupont Award-winning Hell on Earth

About National Geographic Documentary Films

National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world premium, feature documentaries that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the very best documentary filmmakers in the world. National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

About Imagine Documentaries

Imagine Documentaries was formed in 2018 by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard with a focus on developing and producing premium feature documentaries and non-scripted television. Based out of New York, Imagine Docs is run by Academy-Award nominated and multiple Emmy and Peabody-winning producers Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein. The division expands on Imagine’s rich history in the documentary space which includes the hit National Geographic hybrid documentary series Mars, and Breakthrough as well as The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years which won the 2017 Grammy for Best Music Film, as well as Jay Z’s Made in AmericaProphet’s Prey, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Inside Deep Throat, and Beyond The Mat in the film space. Imagine Documentaries is currently producing the docuseries She The People with Tony-Award winner Sarah Jones, and the documentary DADS, with Bryce Dallas Howard directing. Imagine also produced the Ron Howard directed documentary Pavarotti about opera great Luciano Pavarotti, set to be released worldwide in 2019.  www.imagine-entertainment.com

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS JOIN TOGETHER TO HONOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

MLK Now will feature Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ryan Coogler, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Common, Cicely Tyson, John David Washington, Jemele Hill and others. 

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Alexandria Ocasio-CortezRyan CooglerTa-Nehisi CoatesCommonCicely Tyson, John David WashingtonJemele Hill and many more will come together for the fourth annual MLK Now event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Now, one of the largest MLK celebrations in the country, will again take place at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem, where Dr. King gave his famous speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in 1967. MLK Now is hosted by Blackout for Human Rights with Color of Change and Faith In Action serving as Presenting Sponsors.

MLK Now is centered around inspiring others to make a difference in their communities, reclaiming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy from the sanitized version we see and hear today, motivating people to take action to build a brighter future rooted in justice, love, equality, compassion and kindness where we all have the opportunities, access and resources to not just survive but to thrive and using the power of art to spark dialogue around the issues that matter most. MLK Now is a chance to come together as a community to celebrate the visionary voices of past and present who reflect Dr. King’s visions for a better future.

This event will include live performances of historic letters by Actress and Cultural Icon Cicely Tyson, Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-Winning Artist Common,Blackkklansman Actor John David WashingtonIf Beale Street Could Talk Actor Colman Domingo, and more; a special conversation with Award-Winning Journalist and Author Ta-Nehisi Coates and New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; a panel on athletes and activism, moderated by Jemele Hill, Award-Winning Journalist at The Atlantic; a voting rights panel with President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Desmond Meade; and live musical performances by Award-Winning Artists Raheem DeVaughnV. BozemanRenee NeufvilleK-CiSamora Pinderhughes and more.

For real-time updates and information, follow Blackout for Human Rights on TwitterInstagramTumblr and Facebook.

WHAT:            MLK Now

WHEN:            January 21, 2019

Pre-event media availability: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST Event: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:          Riverside Church

490 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027

WHO:              Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Actress Cicely Tyson, Artist Common, Filmmaker Ryan Coogler, Activist Desmond Meade, Actor John David Washington, Journalist Jemele Hill, Actress Aisha Hinds, Musician Raheem DeVaughn, ActorColman Domingo, Activist Rashad Robinson, Activist Phillip Agnew, Gospel Artist Vashawn Mitchell, Musician Jabari Exum, Actor Leon, ActivistIdalin Bobe, Musician Samora Pinderhughes, Actor Jonathan Majors, Actor Dayo Okeniyi, NBA Alum Etan Thomas, Pastor Michael McBride, R&B Artist K-Ci, Musician V. Bozeman, Musician Renee Neufville and more.

About Blackout for Human Rights

Blackout for Human Rights is a collective of artists, activists, filmmakers, organizers, musicians, religious leaders and concerned citizens who commit their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations and injustices against our fellow brothers and sisters throughout the United States. Blackout has hosted national protest actions, donation drives, and special events including #BlackoutBlackFriday, MLK Now, Blackout Festival, #JusticeForFlint and more. Founded in 2014 by a group of activists and artists, Blackout is comprised of both high visibility and everyday citizens including Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Michael B. Jordan, Charles King, Jesse Williams, John Burris, Pastor Michael McBride, Scott Budnick, David Oyelowo, Will Packer, Marlon Wayans and more.

About Color of Change

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.4 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Our campaigns and initiatives win changes that matter. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the workplace and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—we are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. We mobilize our members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.

About Faith in Action

Faith in Action supports grassroots organizing which enables people of faith to build power to reshape their lives and their communities. Our network of organizations trains leaders and equips them with tools to fight racism and make society more equitable.