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'Bee Nation': Hot Docs Review
Crowd-pleaser set on Canada's First Nation reserves opens Toronto's Hot Docs festivalDir/prod/scr. Lana Slezic. Canada, 2017, 78 min.There's a whole sub-genre of film grouped around the spelling bee competition, led by the 2002 documentary Spellbound....
'Bee Nation': Hot Docs Review
Crowd-pleaser set on Canada's First Nation reserves opens Toronto's Hot Docs festivalDir/prod/scr. Lana Slezic. Canada, 2017, 78 min.There's a whole sub-genre of film grouped around the spelling bee competition, led by the 2002 documentary Spellbound....
Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones Join 'Zoe'
IM Global handles international sales; co-finances with China's HLCG Entertainment.Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones and Miranda Otto have joined the cast of Drake Doremus's Zoe.They join the previously announced Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux...
Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones Join 'Zoe'
Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones and Miranda Otto have joined the cast of Drake Doremus's Zoe.They join the previously announced Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux in Scott Free's sci-firomanceZoe centres on two colleagues at a research lab charged...
'Elián': Hot Docs Review
The five year-old boy found floating in the Florida Straits in 1999 tells his side of the storyDirs. Tim Golden, Ross McDonnell. UK/US/Ireland/Can, 2017. 105 minsNow that wily old Fidel Castro has passed away and the roiling seas of Cuban-American relations...
'Elián': Hot Docs Review
The five year-old boy found floating in the Florida Straits in 1999 tells his side of the storyDirs. Tim Golden, Ross McDonnell. UK/US/Ireland/Can, 2017. 105 minsNow that wily old Fidel Castro has passed away and the roiling seas of Cuban-American relations...
'Frank Serpico': Tribeca Review
Dir/scr: Antonino D'Ambrosio. US. 2017. 96minsIn 1971, disillusioned New York City cop Frank Serpico took on the systemic corruption he saw in the force and beyond; an action which then saw him labelled as a hero by some, and a traitor by most. With...
'Frank Serpico': Tribeca Review
Dir/scr: Antonino D'Ambrosio. US. 2017. 96minsIn 1971, disillusioned New York City cop Frank Serpico took on the systemic corruption he saw in the force and beyond; an action which then saw him labelled as a hero by some, and a traitor by most. With...
Hulu, NBCUniversal Strike Carriage Deal
Agreement to provide streaming access to NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC.Hulu and NBCUniversal have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring television stations owned by NBC and Telemundo and a portfolio of cable networks...
Jeremy Renner to Play Gunfighter Doc Holliday
PalmStar Media options rights to novels Doc, Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.Jeremy Renner will star as the legendary gunfighter Doc Holliday for PalmStar Media.Kevin Frakes, PalmStar Media CEO, announced the casting on Monday after he optioned rights...
Thai Pitch to Present Three Projects in Cannes
Selected projects include works from producers Soros Sukhum and Prachya Pinkaew and filmmaker Jakrawal Nilthamrong.Leading Thai producers Soros Sukhum and Prachya Pinkaew and award-winning filmmaker Jakrawal Nilthamrong have been selected to present...
Thai Pitch to Present Three Projects in Cannes
Leading Thai producers Soros Sukhum and Prachya Pinkaew and award-winning filmmaker Jakrawal Nilthamrong have been selected to present projects at this year's Thai Pitch in Cannes.Organised by Thailand's Ministry of Culture, the event will take place...
The Exchange Acquires Cinelou Films' 'Phoenix Forgotten'
EXCLUSIVE: Brian O'Shea and team to commence sales in Cannes. Ridley Scott produced.The Exchange has picked up international sales rights to the sci-fi horror Phoenix Forgotten heading into Cannes.Ridley Scott produced the feature with Wes Ball, T.S....
Well Go USA Acquires 'The Endless'
XYZ Films holds international rights to sci-fi horror.Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's The Endless. The sci-fi-horror film is written, directed and stars Moorhead and Benson as two brothers...
Well Go USA Acquires 'The Endless'
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's The Endless.The sci-fi-horror film is written, directed and stars Moorhead and Benson as two brothers who return to the death cult they fled a decade ago,...
Writers' Strike Talks Enter Final Day before Deadline
UPDATE: The WGA and AMPTP have struck a "tentative" three-year deal.UPDATE: Writers strike averted as WGA, AMPTP reach "tentative" three-year deal.Teams representing the Writers Guild Of America (WGA) and the Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television...
Writers' Strike Talks Enter Final Day before Deadline
UPDATE: Writers strike averted as WGA, AMPTP reach "tentative" three-year deal.Teams representing the Writers Guild Of America (WGA) and the Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television Producers (AMPTP) are locked in talks on Monday as the midnight Pacific...
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