Exile Content Partners With Muck Media To Develop Unscripted Projects
EXCLUSIVE: Isaac Lee’s Exile Content and Cristina Costantini & Darren Foster’s Muck Media have announced that they are partnering to develop the first of many unscripted projects.
The news comes after the success of Costantini and Foster’s documentary Science Fair, which tells the story of nine students from around the world who are competing in the highly competitive Intel science fair as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and of course, hormones. The film was… Read
‘29 Dates’ Picked Up By Disney For Its Streaming Platform
EXCLUSIVE: Disney won a bidding war for 29 Dates, the new YA book written by The New York Times‘ bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. The project is being fast-tracked for the studio’s streaming service, Disney+. The Gotham Group, which just wrapped Stargirl for the streaming platform, will produce this project. The book will be published December 18 by Inkyard Press/Harlequin, a division of HarperCollins.
The story centers on a Korean exchange student who moves to the… Read
Why Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Shone Light On Shadowy Power Broker Dick Cheney: He Birthed ‘Republican Revolution’
Last time Adam McKay crashed the Oscar party with The Big Short, his inventive dissection of the meltdown of the global economy in 2008 got a Best Picture nomination and McKay's first Oscar for script. He's back with the latecomer Vice, cleverly mixing humor and inventive narrative techniques to show how Dick Cheney hitched himself to George W. Bush and wielded unprecedented power for a veep, from quarterbacking the 9/11 crisis while Air Force One circled the skies, to… Read
Roger And Julie Corman Docu Series ‘Cormans’ Hollywood’ Set By Shout Studios, Ace Film HK And Friendship Films
Cormans’ Hollywood, a 13-episode documentary series teeming with archival footage and insights from seven decades of filmmaking by Roger Corman and his wife, Julie, has been set by Shout! Studios, Ace Film HK Co. and Friendship Films.
Thirteen 50-minute episodes were shot over four months in LA, drawing heavily on the library of the Cormans’ New Horizons Pictures, which Shout! and Ace acquired earlier this year. The series traces the Cormans’ trail-blazing path as… Read
‘Mildred Pierce’ & ‘Non-Stop’ Actress Quinn McColgan Joins CJ Entertainment Thriller Remake ‘Hide And Seek’
EXCLUSIVE: Mildred Pierce and Non-Stop child actress Quinn McColgan has been cast as the daughter of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jacinda Barrett’s characters in CJ Entertainment’s thriller remake Hide And Seek, which is currently filming in New York.
As we previously revealed, Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), Barrett (Bloodline), Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos), Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) and Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) star in the feature.
Actor-director Joel David Moore (Youth I… Read
Jeff Bridges To Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes
Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is set to receive the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony, which will be hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, will air live on NBC at 5 pm PT on January 6, 2019.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges. Bridges' brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences… Read
Charlotte Rampling To Receive Honorary Berlin Golden Bear; Macao Winners — Global Briefs
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) will receive an Honorary Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. The festival will also present a homage to the feted British actress’s career: movies will include The Damned, The Night Porter, The Verdict, Swimming Pool and Stardust Memories. Rampling presided over the festival’s jury in in 2006 and in 2015 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for 45 Years, for which she was also Oscar-nominated. "I'm very happy that… Read
‘Float Like A Butterfly’ First Trailer: Irish Boxing Drama From ‘Sing Street’ Producer Won TIFF FIPRESCI Discovery Prize
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a nice first trailer for Irish boxing drama Float Like A Butterfly, which picked up the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize at the Toronto Film Festival.
The second film from writer-director Carmel Winters (Snap), Float was filmed on location in West Cork and follows 15-year-old Frances who has been raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland and wants to become a boxing champion like her idol Muhammad Ali. However, she must overcome cultural and familial hurdles to… Read
Feature Docs About ‘Lion’ Writer Luke Davies & Sir George Martin’s Air Studios Score Screen Australia Funding
A feature doc about Lion and Beautiful Boy writer Luke Davies, a film about a recording studio on a remote island in the Caribbean built by Sir George Martin and a tale about underground horror filmmaker Dick Dale are some of the docs to have received funding from Screen Australia.
The Australian government-backed body has awarded A$3.5M (US$2.5M) for 18 docs as part of its latest funding giveaway.
Milkman: The Story of Luke Davies tells the story of the author, who wrote… Read
Phoenix Critics Circle Names ‘The Favourite’ As Best Picture
The Phoenix Critics Circle announced their winners Friday with The Favourite taking the top prize of Best Picture.
Other winners include Roma‘s Alfonso Cuaron who won for Best Director. The Lee Israel pic Can You Ever Forgive Me? took home two acting honors: Melissa McCarthy for Best Actress and Richard E. Grant for Best Supporting Actor. Ethan Hawke won Best Actor for his performance in First Reformed while Regina King continues her Best Supporting Actress winning streak… Read
‘Aquaman’ Reels In $261M Overseas; ‘Spider-Verse’ Swings To $21M Bow – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Propelled by a super strong hold in its second China frame, Warner Bros/DC's Aquaman has splashed to a running cume of $261.3M at the international box office. Adding 42 markets this session, the full weekend was $126.4M to lead all overseas play. The James Wan-directed standalone is swimming faster than Justice League by 65% and is more than double the DCEU's previous origin story, Wonder Woman, in like-for-like markets.
The China performance has been… Read
‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Opens Solid as Others Bow Slowly; ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Expands with Fine: Specialty Box Office
The weekend opening of Annapurna's If Beale Street Could Talk provided some box office zest in an awards season that has had its share of doldrums. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the film, which is his follow- up to the 2016 Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight, did not roll out with the apex numbers of the latter's opening frame. But Beale Street nevertheless showed solid zeal. If Beale Street Could Talk had a $219,173 take in four locations Friday to Sunday, averaging… Read