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.

Roadside Attractions Acquires THE LAST FULL MEASURE From Foresight Unlimited

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ACQUIRES THE LAST FULL MEASURE’ FROM FORESIGHT UNLIMITED

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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ABOUT ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

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

 

ABOUT FORESIGHT UNLIMITED

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

“ROMANS” STARRING ORLANDO BLOOM LANDS U.S. DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SABAN FILMS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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About Saban Films

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

 

About Double Dutch:

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

 

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

ALEXANDRA DADDARIO AND KEEAN JOHNSON TO STAR IN MARC MEYERS’ “WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS"

ALEXANDRA DADDARIO AND KEEAN JOHNSON TO STAR IN MARC MEYERS’ “WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Highland Film Group

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

About The Fyzz

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

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

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

THE PREDATOR | Final Red Band Trailer Released!

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In two weeks, the Hunt is On!

20th Century Fox has released a new red band trailer for THE PREDATOR! Directed by Shane Black, the film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski. Purchase advance tickets for the film at www.ThePredatorTix.com.

For fans headed to TIFF, THE PREDATOR will kick-off the Midnight Madness screenings on September 6th. For more information, please visit: www.tiff.net/midnightmadness.

 

THE PREDATOR opens in theaters on September 14, 2018!

THE PREDATOR

Release: September 14, 2018

Director: Shane Black

Written by Fred Dekker & Shane Black. Based on the characters created by Jim Thomas & John Thomas.

Producers: John Davis, Larry Gordon, Joel Silver

Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski 

SYNOPSIS 

From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

THE PREDATOR Official Channels

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.ThePredatorMovie.com
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/Predator
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/PredatorMovies
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/Predator
HASHTAG: #ThePredator

Access more on the Predator Official Fan App. Free to download on iOS and Android: http://smarturl.it/3gvsj3

 

Lebron James in SMALLFOOT - NEW VIDEO

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In case you missed it, Lebron James tweeted a fun 20-second video, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the voice over of Gwangi – his character in the film who is all about the truth!

In theaters September 28th, SMALLFOOT tells a story about what happens when a young yeti stirs up his community after discovering what he thought didn’t exist – a human.  

In theaters September 28!

Synopsis: A Yet is convinces that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick 

Writers: Glenn Ficarra, Karey Kirkpatrick, Sergio Pablos, John Requa

Cast: Zendaya, Channing Tatum, Yara Shahidi, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, James Corden, Jimmy Tatro, Ely Henry 

SOCIAL POST LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMALLFOOTMovie/videos/2059775930932221/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMALLFOOTMovie/status/988940792935862272
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh-PhbslnBB/?taken-by=smallfootmovie

Usher Raymond star as Frozone's biggest fan in INCREDIBLES 2

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Grammy-Award winning artist, Usher, announced his cameo role  in Disney’s upcoming film INCREDIBLES 2 hitting theaters Friday, June 15.

Usher will voice the number #1 fan of Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson). Frozone, the retired superhero, is most famous for his “Where is my Super Suit!?” clip with his wife. In the soon-to-be-released sequel, he returns for more action with the rest of The Incredibles.

INCREDIBLES 2

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Released in 2004, “The Incredibles” grossed more than $633 million worldwide. Earning more than $70 million opening weekend, “The Incredibles” posted the second-largest opening at the time for an animated feature.

U.S. Release Date: June 15, 2018

Voice Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini

Director: Brad Bird

Producers: John Walker, Nicole Paradis Grindle

Website:  http://disney.com/incredibles2

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarTheIncredibles/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheIncredibles

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theincredibles/

BLOCKCHAIN STREAMING PLATFORM BINGE TAKES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO MACON BLAIR’S DARK COMEDY “THE SHITHEADS”

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Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Macon Blair’s The Shitheads starring Luke Wilson and Ron Funches, for its blockchain video on demand platform BINGE. Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill’s Rough House Pictures, Alex Orr (“Atlanta”), and filmscience will produce alongside Jeremy Saulnier, Blair’s Bonneville Films and XYZ Films.  SEG is fully financing the darkly comedic road movie with production to commence at the beginning of 2019.

Although a global streaming platform, SEG is committed to supporting the theatrical experience and will give selected films on the Binge platform theatrical windows.

Written and to be directed by Blair, The Shitheads, based on a story by Blair and Orr, follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. While mayhem and general shenanigans do in fact ensue, it has not been confirmed at this time whether or not important life lessons are also learned. 

“I’ve been carrying this movie in my head for years now which probably accounts for my pronounced physical deterioration,” Blair says, “So I am very delighted to have the opportunity to get it out of my brain and into the world with the help of these collaborators I admire so much. It’s dynamite to be working with SEG, who’ve been so supportive and enthused about the movie. I’m grateful to be a part of their new platform, a place I think indie film is really going to flourish.”

“We have a deep respect for Macon’s work.  It’s an honor for us to work with such a talented individual and launch The Shitheads on BINGE” said SEG Co-Founder and CEO Michael Moyal.  “Our platform aims to tell great stories and collaborate with unique and talented filmmakers.  We’re excited for the journey ahead as we continue to build the Binge library.”

XYZ Films, an SEG strategic partner, will oversee production on behalf of SEG and brokered the deal with CAA Media Finance, which also packaged and arranged financing for the film.

Blair previously collaborated with filmscience and XYZ on his directorial debut, the Netflix Original I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, which won the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. He has been developing The Shitheads with Fake Wood Wallpaper Films’ Orr since the two worked together on 2013’s Blue Ruin.

Blair, Wilson, Funches and Rough House Pictures are represented by CAA. Orr is represented by UTA.

At Cannes this year, SEG recently acquired worldwide distribution rights to the much-anticipated cryptocurrency documentary Beyond Bitcoindirected by Jake Witzenfeld. In addition to The Shitheads, SEG is building out a slate of original content and acquisitions across film and series.

 

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ABOUT ROUGH HOUSE PICTURES

Rough House Pictures was created as a joint venture between David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride. Following its success with the hit comedy series “Eastbound and Down”, which ran for four seasons on HBO, Rough House has gone on to establish itself as a hub for bold voices in both comedy and drama. Rough House has produced films like ManglehornJoe, FlowerThe Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter & Arizona, as well as television shows like FX’s “Chozen”, HBO’s “Vice Principals” and TBS’s animated series, “Tarantula”.

ABOUT FILMSCIENCE

filmscience has produced numerous features that have been nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards and screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Venice. These films include Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women, Meek’s Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy, Joe Swanberg’s Hannah Takes the Stairs, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room and Blue Ruin and Macon Blair's I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. A number of projects by emerging and established independent filmmakers are currently in development and production, including Saulnier's Hold the Dark and Ritesh Batra's Photograph.

 

 

ABOUT SLATE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (SEG)

 

Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) is a highly-skilled amalgamation of entertainment, business, and technical expertise. SEG has developed a multi-layer entertainment ecosystem powered by blockchain technology and driven by cryptocurrency designed for mainstream adoption. SEG has a mission to disrupt the entertainment industry using a blend of technology and integrity through a series of blockchain platforms. BINGE, is a blockchain video on demand platform; SLATIX, a blockchain electronic ticketing application; and SLATE, a blockchain entertainment utility protocol.   

The company is led by Co-Founder and CEO Michael Moyal and Co-Founders Marino Kulas and Cody Hackman. Respected industry banners such as XYZ Films, as well as senior film executives originating from leading companies such as eOne, serve on the company’s Business Development and Advisory Board.

For more information on the Slate Ecosystem, visit: www.slate.io

Watch “Scoundrels,” an exciting, brand-new SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY featurette!

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MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!

IT’S STAR WARS TIME! 

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Ron Howard directs “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are the producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

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Hulk Hogan + Gawker + Freedom of the Press = New Netflix Trailer - "Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press"

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press is directed and executive produced by Brian Knappenberger; produced by Luminant Media and SubLA; in association with The Filmmaker Fund and Field of Vision.

Background:

When the online tabloid Gawker posted a surreptitiously filmed sex tape of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, it ignited a high stakes legal battle that pit privacy rights against the first amendment. The staggering verdict bankrupted Gawker and its founder Nick Denton, but also exposed a shadowy figure behind the scenes -- Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Nine years earlier Gawker had outed Thiel on its site and the furious billionaire had been waiting for his chance to destroy them.

The Florida trial happened against the backdrop of a contentious election. Thiel’s battle with Gawker, along with Sheldon Adelson’s secretive purchase of the Las Vegas Review–Journal and President Trump’s treatment of journalists, portend a sinister trend threatening a free press and has brought to light a potential threat to democracy. Are the very wealthy thwarting the First Amendment to silence critics? In an age of extreme inequality, how vulnerable is a free press that has lost most of its traditional sources of income? Perhaps most frightening, what could a billionaire with the executive branch at his command do to those who have angered him?

Check out the new trailer for the upcoming Netflix original documentary Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, launching globally June 23.

Academy Award and Seven-Time Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Completes “Intent to Destroy”

Academy Award and Seven-Time Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Completes “Intent to Destroy,” a Definitive Documentary on the Armenian Genocide and the legacy of Turkish Denial

Hard-Hitting Film to World Premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, timed to Coincide with Annual Global Commemoration of the Mass Killings

(New York, April 19, 2017) Survival Pictures announced today the completion of Academy Award-nominated and multiple-Emmy winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s feature documentary “Intent to Destroy.” The film uses the on-set production of Oscar-winning director Terry George’s feature film, “The Promise,” as a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and the legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century.

 

“Intent to Destroy” is dedicated to the estimated 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide and to all victims of mass slaughter around the world. The film has been timed to world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, April 25th, which coincides with the 102nd Armenian Genocide Commemoration. There will be three additional public festival screenings in New York on April 27, April 28, April 29th - festival ticket information: http://bit.ly/2oEOJt5 - followed by a theatrical release later this year.

 

"When Joe Berlinger came to us with the idea of using the making of ‘The Promise’ as a device to pull back the veil and explore the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, as well as the legacy of Turkish denial of this horrific reality over the last hundred years - we were convinced that this was the perfect opportunity to make a definitive stand-alone documentary on the topic in a way that would be accessible to a 21st century audience,” said Eric Esrailian, Survival Pictures co-Manager and producer of “The Promise.”

 

Esrailian continued, “Joe’s unparalleled two decade-long track-record of making landmark films about social justice combined with his passion for tenacious investigative reporting, assured us that he was the perfect filmmaker to thoroughly examine this underreported, yet undeniable, dark chapter in recent human history.”

 

Although the documentary takes us behind-the-scenes of the first mainstream Hollywood production to challenge the taboo of making these kinds of films due to US State Department and Turkish interference, “Intent to Destroy” vastly transcends the behind-the-scenes genre. The film thoroughly explores the complex history of the genocide and its post-World War I denial by western powers and Turkish campaigns right up through present day. A wide variety of activists and scholars provide insight through thoughtful interviews, including those who maintain an opposing view.

 

“I am indebted to Survival Pictures for not only allowing me unfettered access to the set of ‘The Promise,’ but for also encouraging me to dig deeply into the history of the Armenian Genocide and its repercussions for today,” said Joe Berlinger. “United States government policy has aided and abetted the sweeping of this morally repugnant chapter of history under the rug. In this current age of alternative facts and fake news, it has never been more important to showcase the truth, not just as a way to understand the complexity of Middle East politics, but also to bring a sense of healing and closure to the families of both the victims and the perpetrators.”

 

According to the Tribeca Film Festival catalog: “Historians, scholars, and high-profile filmmakers come together in Berlinger’s cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies. ‘Intent to Destroy is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy. Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide — whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community — how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman Empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed.”

 

The world premiere screening will be followed by a panel conversation with director/screenwriter Joe Berlinger; author and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian; singer, composer, activist and lead member of Grammy-winning metal band, System of a Down, Serj Tankian; producer Eric Esrailian; author/actor Eric Bogosian; and former US Ambassador to Armenia, John Marshall Evans. The panel will be moderated by the executive director at Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson.

 

Survival Pictures presents a RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company Production in Association with Bloom Project. Directed and produced by Joe Berlinger with Eric Esrailian and Chip Rosenbloom also serving as producers; Anthony Mandekic, Patricia L. Glaser, Dan Taylor, Sheri Sani, Jon Kamen, Dave O’Connor, and Justin Wilkes are executive producers; Joe Berlinger co-wrote the film with Cy Christiansen, who also served as editor; Music composed by Serj Tankian; Bob Richman served as the cinematographer.

 

About Survival Pictures

Survival Pictures was established in 2012 by the late legendary businessman and humanitarian Kirk Kerkorian – who appointed his mentees Eric Esrailian and Anthony Mandekic as co-managers. With a mission of creating unique and specific content with social impact, Esrailian and his team at Survival Pictures developed and produced “The Promise,” directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. “The Promise” debuts in theaters nationwide on April 21, 2017.

 

 

About Joe Berlinger

Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® and Peabody-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger has been a leading voice in nonfiction film and television for two decades, with a particular emphasis on the criminal justice system. Berlinger’s films include the landmark documentaries “Brother’s Keeper” (PBS), a Sundance audience award winner; the “Paradise Lost Trilogy” (HBO), which helped lead to the release of the wrongfully-convicted West Memphis Three after 18 years of incarceration; and most recently, “Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger,” a searing investigation into law enforcement corruption at the highest levels (CNN). Six of Berlinger’s documentary features have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, earning three Grand Jury Prize nominations. Berlinger has been a creator on numerous nonfiction television series, including six seasons of the critically-acclaimed Sundance Channel series “Iconoclasts;” the Emmy®-winning “Ten Days That Changed America for The History Channel;” the Emmy®-nominated series “Oprah's Master Class” and “The System with Joe Berlinger” for Al Jazeera America. “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru” premiered on Netflix in July 2016. Berlinger’s most recent TV series is “Killing Richard Glossip,” a world premiere two-night event, that kicked off Monday, April 17 on Investigation Discovery that details the plight a death row inmate who many believe is innocent and has run out of legal options with an execution looming. Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Joe Berlinger’s film and television development company, partners with RadicalMedia on his nonfiction productions.

 

About RadicalMedia

RadicalMedia is an Oscar-, Emmy-, Peabody- and Grammy Award-winning studio, with recent credits that include “MARS” for National Geographic; “Stan Against Evil” for IFC; “Hamilton’s America” for PBS’ Great Performances; Netflix’s “Abstract: The Art of Design,” which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival; and “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,” which won the Audience Award: 24 Beats Per Second at SXSW 2017 and was acquired by HBO. RadicalMedia's vast body of work also includes the Oscar-winning documentary “The Fog of War”; Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning “What Happened, Miss Simone?” for Netflix; “Keith Richards: Under the Influence” for Netflix; and Epix’s docuseries “America Divided;” as well as numerous Joe Berlinger directed projects, including the Oscar-and Emmy-nominated “Paradise Lost: Purgatory” for HBO; “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”; “Under African Skies” for A&E; “Whitey: The US vs. James J. Bulger” for CNN and the 4-part docuseries “Killing Richard Glossip,” debuting this month on Investigation Discovery. See more at RadicalMedia.com and find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

GHOST IN THE SHELL - Check out the new Character Posters!

See GHOST IN THE SHELL in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 in REALD 3D and IMAX 3D

Directed by: Rupert Sanders

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind:  A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.    When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it.   As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to:  her life was not saved, it was stolen.   She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.   Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”

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Movies You Don't Wanna Miss this Fall-Winter!

The winter is coming, and it's going to be fun! Winter, specially in east-coast, can be brutal. The snow, the wind chill, the below freezing temperatures, are not fun. It can feel like a time to stay indoors. Although it's also time for some wonderful holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year (along with several other Jewish, Hindu and other holidays), it's a fun time. Time to spend with family, with friends, and just have fun. And that's when wonderful these wonderful winter movies come to your rescue, for you to stay home, and enjoy some amazing films.

The winter 2016 is getting HOT with some amazing films. Here are 5 movies coming this winter, that you don't wanna miss!

 

 

ALMOST CHRISTMAS | In Theatres November 11  

SYNOPSIS: A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

Directed by: David E. Talbert
Cast: Nicole Ari Parker, Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover, Mo'Nique, Omar Epps, Romany Malco, Kimberly Elise
Writers: David E. Talbert

Official Website: http://www.almostchristmasmovie.com/
Like Almost Christmas on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostchristmasmovie
Follow Almost Christmas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/almostchristmas
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LA LA LAND | In Theatres December 16

SYNOPSIS: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton
Writers: Damien Chazelle

Official Website: http://www.lalaland.movie/
Like La La Land on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaLaLand/
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SING | In Theatres December 21

SYNOPSIS: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Directed by: Garth Jennings
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Leslie Jones
Writers: Garth Jennings

Official Website: http://www.singmovie.com/
Like Sing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SingMovie/
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FENCES | In Theatres December 25

SYNOPSIS: A former professional baseball player creates tension in his family when he denies his teenage son's dream of playing college football and comes home with the baby he had through an affair.

Directed by: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis
Writers: August Wilson

Official Website: http://www.fencesmovie.com/
Like Fences  on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FencesMovie/
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HIDDEN FIGURES |In Theatres December 25

SYNOPSIS: NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson cross gender and race lines to help launch astronaut John Glenn into outer space. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of these three women, known as "human computers", we follow them as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds.  

 Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Writers: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi

Official Website: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/hidden-figures
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SING - Check out the TV Spot!

SING FOR THE GOLD

Watch a new TV spot for Illumination Entertainment’s SING.
 

Sing TEST
 
SING – In Theaters December 21
 
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history.  Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays.  Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in an animated feature about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.
 
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. 
 
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.  Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.
 
Featuring more than 85 hit songs, Sing is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.  Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters for the holiday season on December 21, 2016. 
 
Genre: Animated Feature            
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick Offerman, Beck Bennett
Written and Directed by: Garth Jennings         
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy