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Sprockefeller Pictures To Produce Jenna Laurenzo Coming Out Comedy ‘Lez Bomb’

Sprockefeller Pictures will produce Lez Bomb, an upcoming comedy from writer and director Jenna Laurenzo (Girl Night Stand), who will star. A family ensemble comedy, Lez Bomb is about a closeted young woman who brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out plans thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate. Also starring are A.B. Farrelly (Treading Yesterday), Brandon Micheal Hall (Search Party), Elaine Hendrix (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll)… Read

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Danny Trejo Looking For Some ‘Social Security’ Funding For New Pic With Craig Moss

Danny Trejo and his Bad Ass franchise director Craig Moss are reteaming and going the crowdfunding route for their next tie-up, the action comedy Social Security. The pair are eyeing a production start this year for the pic, which tells the story of Trejo, playing himself, who protects a retirement home from a group of menacing jewelry thieves. It had been set up briefly at 20th Century Fox, where the duo made three Bad Ass films, the latest in 2015. Now they’re looking… Read

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Omar Miller Joins ‘Above Suspicion’; Rooster Teeth Kickstarts Another $1M; ‘The Last Gold’ Swims With Tugg

Omar Miller (HBO’s Ballers) is set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce's Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. Miller will portray Denver Rhodes, a hard-working criminal who tips off the FBI over a sour deal. Chris Gerolmo adapted the true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky where he is drawn into an illicit affair with an… Read

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‘Nobody Knows Anything (Except William Goldman)’: First Look At Docu About Groundbreaking Writer

Here’s a first look at a documentary on “arguably the greatest American screenwriter,” as Rob Reiner calls William Goldman. He’s the guy Aaron Sorkin says “is responsible for inventing the modern screenplay as we know it.” Also a novelist and nonfiction writer, he’s the pen behind such Hollywood classics as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men — scoring Oscars for both — along with such disparate films as Misery, Heat, The Stepford Wives, Maverick… Read

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‘Con Man’ With Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion Landing At New Comic-Con HQ Streaming Service

Con Man, the sci-fi web series from Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma, will stream exclusively this summer on the soon-to-launch Comic-Con HQ, the ad-free subscription streaming VOD platform from Lionsgate and Comic-Con International. The web series, created by Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen) and exec produced by Tudyk, Fillion (Castle, Firefly) and author Haarsma, is loosely based on Tudyk's and Fillion's experiences with Firefly, and follows Wray Nerely (Tudyk), co-star… Read

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‘Arrow’ Star & ‘Flash’ Villain Talk Crowdfunding Superpowered ‘Code 8’ Pic With ‘Fast & Furious’ Actor

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow star Stephen Amell has spent four seasons fighting the bad guys of Star City on the CW, but he wants to bring some original action of his own to the big screen – and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows actor may be well on the way. Halfway through its run on Indiegogo and offering perks galore, Amell and The Flash actor Robbie Amell's feature Code 8 has surpassed its $200,000 crowdfunding goal by 323%. With just over $646,000 raised so… Read

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Don Cheadle On ‘Miles Ahead’ & The “Financial Imperative” Of A White Co-Star – Berlin

Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle's "impressionistic" days-in-the-life drama about jazz giant Miles Davis, continued its festival tour here in Berlin today where it's screening as a Special Gala. This is famously a film that Cheadle — who directs, stars in, co-wrote and produces — had been trying to get made for a decade. In 2014, he turned to Indiegogo to crowdsource a funding gap, ultimately raising about $370K he told the press today. Without that money, the film wouldn't have… Read

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‘Good Times’ Cast Crowdfunds Original Movie, Says It Doesn’t Need Sony TV Signoff

The original cast of Norman Lear’s groundbreaking 1970s sitcom Good Times has taken to Kickstarter to fund an original movie the includes the same characters. The Original Good Times Cast Movie brings together all the original stars (sans Esther Rolle, who died in 1998). The project, which Jimmie “Dyn-o-mite” Walker calls a docu-drama-comedy, is being done to give fans closure on what happened to Lear’s fictional Chicago family. The cast is doing this together outside of… Read

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After Indiegogo Record, Movie ‘Lazer Team’ Grabs $1M In Pre-Sales As New Distribution Model Unfolds

After collecting a record-breaking $2.4M on Indiegogo two years ago to become one of the top crowd-sourcing funds ever in film for its live-action, sci-fi movie Lazer Team, the Austin-based Rooster Teeth can now tout that the film has sold $1M in pre-sales for a theatrical release. And, no, that’s not a typo. It’s actually done so via an interesting distribution model that has grabbed the millennials and online junkies. Basically, cinema on demand. Rooster Teeth, the… Read

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Raises $6.3M For 14-Episode Revival

The cult classic comedy series has raised enough money to create 14 new episodes. Including a Kickstarter campaign that raised $5.76 million, Mystery Science Theater 3000 mastermind Joel Hodgson and his supporters have raised $6.3 million. MST3K‘s Kickstarter fundraising narrowly beat the previous crowd-sourcing champ, the Veronica Mars movie, which garnered $5.7 million in 2013. The beloved MST3K featuring stranded space travelers forced to watch bad movies — adding… Read

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Ridley Scott And Google Team Up With Richie Mehta And Anurag Kashyap For ‘India In A Day’

Google is partnering with Ridley Scott, Richie Mehta and Anurag Kashyap to launch the latest version of the “…In A Day' franchise with India in a Day. The project will be open to all budding filmmakers across India to film a snapshot of their day on 10 October. Participants can shoot their footage and upload it on http://indiainaday.withgoogle.com on Saturday, 10th October 2015. Those whose footage makes it into the finished film will be credited as a co-director. The pic… Read

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‘Gosnell’ Movie Producers Want “Volunteers”, Not Paid Extras

A crowdfunded film about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell that started production today is looking for hundreds of "volunteer" extras to fill a church for a wedding scene in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Trouble is, Federal minimum-wage laws require that all workers be paid at least $7.25 an hour — even extras. "Please remember that this a volunteering opportunity and we are not able to provide any accommodation, transportation or reimbursement for any expenses incurred," the… Read