Press Releases

Saban Takes North America For Matthew Ross’ Keanu Reeves Crime Thriller

 CANNES (May 11, 2018) – Film acquisition and distribution company, Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Matthew Ross’s Siberia, starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) and Ana Ularu (Inferno, Emerald City) with supporting performances from Golden Globe Nominee Molly Ringwald (“Riverdale”, Jem and the Holograms) and Pasha Lychnikoff (Ray Donovan, Shameless). The romantic crime-thriller was produced by…

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES NADINE LABAKI’S CAPERNAUM

Acquisition Comes In Advance Of The Film’s Cannes Premiere CANNES, FRANCE (May 10, 2018) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired North American and Latin American rights to Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM. The film is set to premiere next Thursday at Cannes, where it screens in competition. CAPERNAUM marks a return to Cannes for the…

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Sundance Institute Selects Erica Tremblay and MorningStar Angeline Wilson For 2018 Native Filmmakers Lab

Sundance Institute Selects Erica Tremblay and MorningStar Angeline Wilson For 2018 Native Filmmakers Lab Los Angeles, CA — Two emerging Native storytellers, Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga) and MorningStar Angeline Wilson (Navajo, Blackfeet, Chippewa Cree) will participate in the 2018 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, continuing the Institute’s year-round work in the discovery and development of artists from diverse backgrounds. The Lab takes place May 13-18 in…

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MovieCoin Launches Revolutionary Blockchain-Based Entertainment Financing Fund and Platform Innovative System Will Democratize Hollywood Investment

Opportunities and Bring Unprecedented Transparency and Enhanced Payment Processes to Industry Financial Transactions May 7, 2018 – Los Angeles, California, USA – MovieCoin (the “Company”) has launched a transformational entertainment industry financing fund that will offer qualified investors an unprecedented opportunity to invest in Hollywood films, television programs and other strategic assets using a blockchain-based financing…

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BINGE ACQUIRES COMPELLING DOCUMENTARY BEYOND BITCOIN

Marks First Acquisition of the Market for Blockchain Powered Streaming Platform in a 7 Figure Deal with Fulwell 73 and Conch Studios CANNES (May XX, 2018) – In its first acquisition of the market, Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the much-anticipated cryptocurrency documentary Beyond Bitcoin, directed by Jake Witzenfeld, for is a blockchain video on…

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EDGAR RAMIREZ AND PEDRO PASCAL TO STAR IN OLIVER ASSAYAS’ “WASP NETWORK” FOR RT FEATURES AND CG CINEMA

LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2018) – RT Features announced today that Golden Globe® and Emmy® Nominee Edgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train, Hands of Stone) and Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star in Wasp Network. Oliver Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) wrote and will also direct the film, which is based on Fernando Morais’ book, The…

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RT FEATURES AND MARTIN SCORSESE’S SIKELIA PRODUCTIONS BOARD DANIELLE LESSOVITZ’S“PORT AUTHORITY” AND ANTONETA ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIC’S “MURINA”

    Films Follow Jonas Carpignano’s “A Ciambra” which was the First Film out of the Joint Venture   CANNES (May 9, 2018) – RT Features and Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions announced today that they have signed on to produce and finance Danielle Lessovitz’s Port Authority and Croatian writer-director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic’s Murina, a tense coming-of-age drama.  Both films come out of RT Features joint venture…

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Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Lineup for 2018 Edition

Brooklyn, NY (May 9, 2018) – Bad times make great art, so this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) should be amazing! And so BFF announces today the film lineup for its 21st edition: THRESHOLD. Like an aircraft entering the threshold on runway “21,” BFF takes off on Friday, June 1st at returning venue: Wythe Hotel…

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Nominees For 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Named

  Netflix and Warner Bros. Earn Most Nominations By Studio With 61 Nominations As 21st Century Fox Rounds Out Top 3 with 53 Nominations; Top Nominations by Vendors Include Buddha Jones with 30 Nominations, Trailer Park with 29 and Mark Woollen & Associates with 23 (Beverly Hills, CA, May 9, 2018) — The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment…

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FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES CANNES OPENING NIGHT FILM EVERYBODY KNOWS STARRING PENÉLOPE CRUZ AND JAVIER BARDEM

[pr] [Focus comcast zoomed logo] FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES CANNES OPENING NIGHT FILM EVERYBODY KNOWS STARRING PENÉLOPE CRUZ AND JAVIER BARDEM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANNES, May 9th, 2018– Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has acquired the Cannes Film Festival’s opening night film Everybody Knows (Todos Los Saben).  Focus Features will distribute the film…

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DIRECTOR RENNY HARLIN & PRODUCER DALJIT DJ PARMAR LAUNCH BEIJING BASED EXTRAORDINARY ENTERTAINMENT LIMIT

  First Film from Extraordinary is Sci-Fi tentpole Solara   CANNES –– Director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and Producer Daljit DJ Parmar (Kung Fu Yoga) have launched Extraordinary Entertainment Limited 鼎趣影业, a production and finance company based in Beijing and Hong Kong. Parmar will serve as CEO and Harlin as Chief Creative Officer. The company will focus on…

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KEANU REEVES AND ALEX WINTER REUNITE FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD INSTALLMENT “BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC” DIRECTED BY DEAN PARISOT 

  BLOOM to Introduce to international Buyers in Cannes; MGM’s Orion Pictures to release in the US   Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2018) – BLOOM announced today that Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix) and Alex Winter (Deep Web; Downloaded) will officially be reuniting on screen after 27 years as the legendary Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves)…

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Founder/CEO Of Chicago In’tl Film Fest Michael Kutza To Step Down After 55 Years

FOUNDER AND CEO OF CINEMA/CHICAGO MICHAEL KUTZA TO STEP DOWN AT THE END OF 2018 Kutza’s 55 Years of Service to Chicago International Film Festival to be Celebrated at July 14 Gala at Loews Chicago CHICAGO – Michael Kutza, Founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced that he will…

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MGM and Lionsgate/Pantelion Films Analyze Their Weekend Success

[pr] Overboard, from MGM and Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films, successfully set sail this weekend over performing pre-release expectations and taking in an estimated $14.750 million on 1,623 screens, making it the highest grossing opening in Pantelion’s history. Receiving an A- CinemaScore and driven by exceptionally strong word of mouth and audience recommendations, Overboard is well positioned to continue its…

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LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL MAKES INITIAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL MAKES INITIAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL 2018 Las Vegas Film Festival and CineVegas Partner on Presenting Films, Live Comedy, and More June 6 – 10 At Brenden Theatres and Palms Casino Resort Passes on sale now at lvff.com LAS VEGAS (May 3, 2018) – The 11th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival, partnered with CineVegas,announced…

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Academy Expels Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct. The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect…

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations

“BLACK PANTHER” AND “STRANGER THINGS” LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 “MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS” HOSTED BY TIFFANY HADDISH NETWORK WILL ONCE AGAIN FEATURE ALL GENDER-NEUTRAL CATEGORIES New York, NY (May 3, 2018) – MTV today announced the categories and nominees for the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards,” hosted by Tiffany Haddish, that celebrate the…

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AGC STUDIOS PICKS UP ROLAND EMMERICH’S MIDWAY

AGC STUDIOS PICKS UP ROLAND EMMERICH’S MIDWAY  Starlight Culture Entertainment Group and Providence Entertainment Limited To Fully Finance The WWII Epic LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2018) – Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has acquired the international rights to Midway, to be directed by iconic filmmaker Roland Emmerich (Independence Day franchise, The Day After Tomorrow) from a script by Wes Tooke, and will introduce…

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SLATE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP BRINGS TRANSPARENCY TO THE FILM INDUSTRY WITH DISRUPTIVE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

[pr] The Company Introduces BINGE, a Blockchain Video-On-Demand Platform; SLATIX, a Blockchain Electronic Ticketing Application; and SLATE, a Digital Token LOS ANGELES and TORONTO (May 1, 2018) – Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) has announced the development of its new multi-layered entertainment ecosystem powered by advanced blockchain technology. SEG is a highly-skilled amalgamation of entertainment, business and technical expertise…

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IMR INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH FOREIGN SALES ON SCOTT Z. BURNS’ ‘THE TORTURE REPORT’ FOR VICE STUDIOS, STARRING ADAM DRIVER, ANNETTE BENING AND JON HAMM

IMR INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH FOREIGN SALES ON SCOTT Z. BURNS’ ‘THE TORTURE REPORT’ FOR VICE STUDIOS, STARRING ADAM DRIVER, ANNETTE BENING AND JON HAMM  Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Ben McKenzie & Matthew Rhys round-out the cast with sales commencing in Cannes  LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2018) – IMR announced that they will be introducing Scott…

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“Yes, yes, yes. Now I am also the producer on Jean-Luc’s films, so I need to raise the money. Yes, there are two projects in preparation with the pretext of virtual reality. We are beginning with two approaches: we can either do or undo VR. Maybe we will undo it more than we do VR, because thinking about VR leads to the opposite of VR. Is there concrete imagination in virtual reality? For me, cinema is concrete imagination because it’s made with the real and uses it. VR, virtual reality, is totally the opposite of that, but it might be interesting to use this and then to destroy it. No, we’ll see, we’ll see. First, it’s just an idea of a beginning. There is a forest to cross, and we are just at the beginning of the forest. The first step is development. As they say in business, first there is development and research. We have to develop somehow an idea for the film; I won’t say a script, but to see what we can do with this system, and what we can undo with this system.”
~ Fabrice Aragno On Godard’s Next Projects

“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray