London Critics’ Circle Crowns ‘La La Land’ Film Of The Year
The UK’s leading film critics spread prizes around at the 37th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards tonight. Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land added another laurel to its songbook with the Film of the Year award after having been nominated in six categories. There were some surprises in the mix, however, as last year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner, Laszlo Nemes, scored Director of the Year for Son Of Saul and Actress of the Year went to Isabelle Huppert — for… Read
Deadline Studio at Sundance 2017 – Day 2 – Al Gore, John Legend, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel & More
Deadline is holding its Sundance Film Festival portrait and video studio at the Applegate Reel Food Café on Main Street in Park City, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Guests stopping by the Deadline Studio on Day 2 included Al Gore (An Incovenient Sequel), John Legend (Underground), Rooney Mara and Jason Segel (The Discovery) and many more. In between Deadline’s video chats and photo shoots; guests sampled sweet and savory… Read
Country Star Luke Bryan To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl 2017
Country singer Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LI as part of pre-game proceedings, the NFL and Fox announced today. The performance will air live on Fox just before kickoff. Accompanying Bryan will be actor Kriston Lee Pumphrey on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf, who will perform the anthem and “America The Beautiful” in sign language.
A two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, Bryan… Read
‘Before I Fall’ Star Zoey Deutch On Her Character’s Surprising Journey Toward Redemption — Sundance Studio
A filmmaker known largely for 2012’s Nobody Walks—a 2012 Grand Jury Prize nominee starring Olivia Thirlby and John Krasinski—filmmaker Ry-Russo Young is back at Sundance in 2017 with Before I Fall, a young adult drama based on Lauren Oliver’s bestselling novel.
Set for distribution by Open Road Films for a March 3 release, Before I Fall follows a day in the life of Sam (Zoey Deutch), a popular high schooler with everything going for her who gets into a fatal car accident… Read
Bleecker Street Acquires Mark Pellington’s ‘Nostalgia’ – Sundance
Bleecker Street is staying in business with filmmaker Mark Pellington, and just secured North American distribution rights at the Sundance Film Festival to his new drama Nostalgia, the Alex Ross Perry-penned pic. Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn, John Ortiz, and James LeGros. The deal comes as Bleecker Street preps the world premiere of Pellington’s The Last Word which stars Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried and bows… Read
Sony Pictures Classics At Altar With ‘Novitiate’ – Sundance
EXCLUSIVE: Things are loosening up on the ground here at the Sundance Film Festival after last night’s massive deal for The Big Sick. Sony Pictures Classics is closing up a mid-seven-figure worldwide rights deal for Novitiate, the Maggie Betts-directed drama that premiered Friday afternoon at the Eccles. The film, which stars Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Maddie Hasson and Morgan Saylor, focuses on a young woman (Qualley) who is training… Read
Women In Film: Deadline’s Sundance Series Panel Livestream
After yesterday’s massive marches across the nation and the around world — and even in Park City, where an estimated 8,000 took to the streets — to support women’s issues in the face of a Donald Trump presidency, its fitting that today’s Deadline Sundance Series topic is the power of women in film.
Deadline senior editor Dominic Patten is moderating a loaded panel beginning at 11 AM PT featuring producers Christine Vachon (Carol), Daniela T. Lundberg (Patti Cake$), Rachel… Read
‘Bitch’ Stars Jason Ritter, Jaime King and Marianna Palka On The Making Of Their Feminist Midnight Pic — Sundance Studio
From writer/director Marianna Palka and producer Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision, Bitch is a film shaking up Sundance’s Midnight audiences like none other. Marking Palka’s return to the festival following 2008’s Good Dick—featuring an earlier collaboration with Jason Ritter—Bitch follows a trapped housewife and mother (Palka)’s descent into insanity. Ignored by her philandering executive husband Bill (Ritter), Palka’s Jill finally breaks down, assuming a vicious canine… Read
OddLot Entertainment Chiefs Talk Sundance Title ‘Landline’ & Indie Distribution’s Changing Tides – Sundance Studio
When it comes to mounting quintessential auterish independent films on the big screen today, chances are that OddLot Entertainment is there. The company co-founded by Gigi Pritzker has produced and co-financed such titles as this year’s awards season contender Hell or High Water, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and this year’s Sundance entry Landline from Obvious Child filmmaker Gillian Robespierre.
Booked in the U.S. Dramatic section at the Sundance Film Festival… Read
‘Person To Person’ Director Dustin Guy Defa Sets Up New York Ensemble Comedy — Sundance Studio
Opening the first day of Deadline’s Sundance studio on Thursday morning was Dustin Guy Defa’s slice-of-life comedy Person to Person. An off-beat film smartly lensed in 16mm, the picture follows the lives of an electic cast of characters—a passionate record collector, a timid apartment dweller and a first-day field reporter, among others— on one particular day in New York. Featuring a top-notch ensemble cast, Person to Person stars Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera… Read
Sundance Institute, Will & Jada Smith Foundation Team For Diversity
Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at the Sundance Film Festival As part of a two-year commitment, the Foundation will support the Institute's Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists.
The Screenwriters Intensive, part of the Institute's Feature Film Program, provides opportunities for 10 emerging screenwriters from… Read
Sony Pictures Classics’ ‘Red Turtle’ Draws $21K; ’20th Century Women’ Decent In Expansion – Specialty Box Office
With the Sundance Film Festival in full swing and the inauguration and subsequent protests drawing attention, the Specialty box office seemed mostly quiet over the weekend. Sony Pictures Classics opened its Cannes-winning animated feature The Red Turtle, grossing $21,811, while end-of-year holdovers added locations. A24/Annapurna's 20th Century Women expanded by over six hundred locations in its fourth weekend, grossing more than $1.4M. Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street's Pat… Read