China Dalian Wanda Group’s AMC Theatres Pays Almost $1 Billion For Nordic Cinema Group, Largest Exhibitor In Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, As Well As Denmark; On Heels Of $1.2 Billion Acquisition Of Odeon & UCI Cinemas, Europe’s Largest, As Well As Takeover Of Carmike Cinemas For $1.1 Billion, Which Made It Largest U.S. ExhibitorMonday, January 23rd, 2017
China Dalian Wanda Group’s AMC Theatres Pays Almost $1 Billion For Nordic Cinema Group, Largest Exhibitor In Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, As Well As Denmark; On Heels Of $1.2 Billion Acquisition Of Odeon & UCI Cinemas, Europe’s Largest, As Well As Takeover Of Carmike Cinemas For $1.1 Billion, Which Made It Largest U.S. Exhibitor
“I also hold myself accountable because, even though I was not present, I knew and had written about how ineffective AHA has been over the years.”
A Dog’s Purpose Producer Gavin Palone
“Some years back — it’s startling to contemplate just how long ago it was — Mr. Shyamalan was puffed up into a cinematic visionary, hailed on the cover of Newsweek as ‘The Next Spielberg.’ That hype (and his own self-aggrandizing tendencies) placed a disproportionate burden of significance on a filmmaker who has always been, at heart, a superior genre hack. Blumhouse seems like the right company for Mr. Shyamalan.”
A. O. Scott On Split
- In a competitive bidding situation, Tom Quinn and Tim League’s new distribution banner, Neon, have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sundance breakout, Ingrid Goes West, following the world premiere on Friday night.
- Directed by Matt Spicer and starring Aubrey Plaza (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, “Parks and Recreation”) and Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Martha Marcy May Marlene). Based on a script by Spicer and David Branson Smith, the dark comedy also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, and Pom Klementieff.
- Star Thrower Entertainment and 141 Entertainment financed and produced.
- Producers include: Jared Ian Goldman, Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White, 141 Entertainment’s Adam and Robert Mirels, and Aubrey Plaza. Mary Solomon, Rick Rickertsen and Allan Mandelbaum executive produced. CAA represented the US rights and negotiated the deal.
- Ingrid Goes West follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media “influencer” with a seemingly-perfect life. When Ingrid decides to drop everything, and move to the West Coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.
- Ingrid Goes West marks Spicer’s feature directorial debut. He recently co-wrote Flower, along with Max Winkler who will also direct. The film is a twisted coming-of-age comedy starring Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Tim Heidecker, which Spicer will also produce alongside Rough House Pictures and Diablo Entertainment. Along with Winkler, Spicer will write the recently announced Rocketeer sequel for Disney.
“For all its attention to detail in depicting the trappings of 17th century life in is settings, Silence is shot and edited with a directness and immediacy of the sort that Scorsese has not brought to bear on his prior period films.”
Glenn Kenny On Later Scorsese
“Axanar and Mr. Peters acknowledge that both films were not approved by Paramount or CBS, and that both works crossed boundaries acceptable to CBS and Paramount relating to copyright law.”
Paramount Makes Settlement In Star Trek Fan Film Infringement
“Millennials will not be silenced – we’re the powerhouse now. We’re not going to let those who want to ‘make America great again’ truly take over. We’re not allowing him to run the world, even though he thinks he is.”
Janelle Monáe Says “I Am The Whole Package”