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Fortitude boards Ed Helms comedy 'The Clapper'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy set to star Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried.

Fortitude International has jumped on board new comedy package The Clapper to star Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried and is in talks with international buyers at the Efm.

The film marks Dito Montiel’s follow-up to the crime thriller Man Down and is based on his novel of the same name about a paid infomercial audience member whose life becomes complicated after he gets his 15 minutes of fame.

Robin Schorr produces The Clapper with Helms and his Pacific Electric partner Mike Falbo, and Montiel, who famously broke out with his 2006 Sundance special jury prize-winner A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.

Wme and UTA Independent Film Group represent North American rights to the project.

“This hilarious script from Dito Montiel could not have found a better Eddie Krumble than in Ed Helms,” said Fortitude International partner Nadine de Barros.

“This love story between Helms and Amanda Seyfried is a perfect »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Berlin: Market Forces Reshape Indie Biz — Again

9 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2016 European Film Market isn’t without star power. Richard Gere toplines the Protagonist Pictures-sold psychological drama “The Dinner,” from Oren Moverman; Adam Driver (Rylo Ken to “Star Wars” fans) stars in Jim Jarmusch comedy “Paterson” from K5 Intl.; James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander grace Wim Wender’s “Submergence,” from Embankment.

But as indie film execs are getting ready for the market, which runs concurrently with the Berlin Intl. Film Festival from Feb. 11 to 21, nobody expects to see a bonanza of English-language star-laden vehicles for sale.

“There likely won’t be a crop of bigger new movies,” says Im Global’s Stuart Ford. “There will be a few. But I don’t think we’ll see a sudden boom.”

Blame the market forces within the international indie biz. In 2012, multiple sales companies launched as institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals moved into independent film finance — and needed sales agents to match equity with pre-sales. »

- John Hopewell

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Oscar Trivia: Facts About the Academy Awards

8 February 2016 8:03 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With the Oscars quickly approaching, here are some fun facts about the Academy Awards throughout the years.

 Oscar Facts:

Q) Which films have won the most academy awards?

A) It was a three-way draw between Ben Hur, Titanic and Lord of Rings: Return of the King at 11 each.

 

Q) Which films have the most Oscar nominations?

A) All About Eve and Titanic are tied for the most nominations, with 14 each.

 

Q) What was the longest film to ever win the Best Picture Oscar?

A) Gone With the Wind at 3 hours and 56 minutes.

 

Q) Which was the shortest Best Picture winner?

A) Marty at 90 minutes.

 

Q) Which sequels have won Best Picture?

A) The Godfather Part 2, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

 

Q) Which movies won best picture but were not nominated for Best Director?

A) Wings (1928), Grand Hotel (1931), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Argo (2012)

 

Q) What was the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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'Truman' crowned at Spain's Goya Awards

7 February 2016 11:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dramedy takes five awards including Best Film, Best Directo and Best Actor; Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants The Night also scores prizes.

Truman, the sensitive buddy dramedy directed by Cesc Gay, was the big winner at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goyas on Saturday night [Feb 6] in Madrid.

The film, an Imposible Films, Truman Film Aie and Bd Cine production, took five big prizes home: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (which was written by Gay and long-time friend and co-writer Tomas Aragay) and Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara, respectively.

Argentinian star Darin (The Secret In Their Eyes) and Camara (Talk To Her), one of Pedro Almodovar’s regulars, jointly won the Silver Shell for Best Actor at the San Sebastian Film Festival last September, where the film premiered to strong reviews.

Truman was one of the big favourites going into the Madrid ceremony. Its competitors »

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Cesc Gay's 'Truman' crowned at Spain's Goya Awards

7 February 2016 11:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dramedy takes five awards including Best Film, Best Directo and Best Actor; Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants The Night also scores prizes.

Truman, the sensitive buddy dramedy directed by Cesc Gay, was the big winner at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goyas on Saturday night [Feb 6] in Madrid.

The film, an Imposible Films, Truman Film Aie and Bd Cine production, took five big prizes home: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (which was written by Gay and long-time friend and co-writer Tomas Aragay) and Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara, respectively.

Argentinian star Darin (The Secret In Their Eyes) and Camara (Talk To Her), one of Pedro Almodovar’s regulars, jointly won the Silver Shell for Best Actor at the San Sebastian Film Festival last September, where the film premiered to strong reviews.

Truman was one of the big favourites going into the Madrid ceremony. Its competitors »

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Watch: Tim Robbins is a Master of Pantomime in New 'Perfect Day' Clip

7 February 2016 8:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Our Brand is Crisis," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.]  In "A Perfect Day," a wartime drama unfolds between a group of aid workers and A-listers, all working to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. Read More: Watch: New U.S. Trailer For ‘A Perfect Day’ Starring Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, And Melanie Thierry Tim Robbins and Benicio Del Toro star alongside each other in Fernando León de Aranoa's gritty tale of bureaucratic crises. Set in the Balkins in 1995, the characters try to remove a dead body from a well in order to protect the local water supply from contamination, but soon run into moral complications along the way.  "A Perfect Day" »

- Bryn Gelbart

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Cesc Gay’s ‘Truman’ Takes Big Prize at Spain’s Goyas

6 February 2016 4:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – “Truman,” Cesc Gay’s friendship dramedy, produced by Marta Esteban, topped Spain’s 30th Spanish Academy Goya Awards Saturday night sweeping picture, director, actor (Ricardo Darin), supporting actor (Camara), original screenplay (Gay and Tomas Aragay), kudos ceremony that lived up to its status as the widest open of recent years, spreading its plaudits widely.

Following on Darin and Camara’s joint best actor plaudit at September’s San Sebastian Festival, “Truman” was, when the big prizes finally went down, the Awards’ clear major winner. But predictions of a wide-open field proved true with the Spanish Academy’s 1,400 members spreading above and below-the-line plaudits widely.

Isabel Coixet’s Mediapro-produced 2015 Berlin Fest opener “Nobody Wants the Night,” a femme friendship drama starring Juliette Binoche as an intrepid and headstrong Josephine Perry, won four Goyas in all.

A Perfect Day,” a Cannes Directors’ Fortnight conflict zone-set dramedy from Fernando Leon with Tim Robbins and Benicio del Toro, »

- John Hopewell and Emilio Mayorga

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Berlinale Completes Meryl Streep's Jury, Pays Tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman

2 February 2016 8:49 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Actor and filmmaker Tim Robbins ("Dead Man Walking," "Mystic River"), producer and distributor Ben Barenholtz ("Eraserhead," "Blood Simple," "Requiem for a Dream"), and German exhibitor Marlies Kirchner will each receive the 2016 Berlinale Camera, awarded since 1986 to film personalities or institutions to which the festival feels a particular debt of gratitude.  In addition, this year's Berlinale will pay tribute to late film icons David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Italian director Ettore Scola ("A Special Day") with three special screenings: for Bowie, "The Man Who Fell to Earth"; for Rickman, "Sense and Sensibility," which won the Golden Bear in 1996; and for Scola, "Le bal," winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director in 1984. Read More: "David Bowie Rocked the Moves, Too." The festival has also completed this year's jury, to be presided over by Meryl Streep. Joining her are »

- Matt Brennan

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Clive Owen Joins Meryl Streep on Berlin Film Festival Jury

2 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — U.K. actor Clive Owen, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska have joined Meryl Streep on the international jury of the Berlin Film Festival.

Also on the jury are French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, “Sight & Sound” editor Nick James and German actor Lars Eidinger. As previously announced, Streep is the president of the jury.

Owen, who stars in Steven Soderbergh’s TV series “The Knick,” will appear in Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which starts to shoot in the spring.

Rohrwacher’s credits include Luca Guadagnino’s “I Am Love,” Marco Bellocchio’s “Dormant Beauty” and Alice Rohrwacher’s “The Wonders.” She also starred in Laura Bispuri’s 2015 Berlinale competition entry “Sworn Virgin.”

Szumowska has had several films in Berlin, including “Elles,” which opened Panorama, and “In the Name of,” which was in competition and won the Teddy Award. She was in competition again with “Body, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

2 February 2016 2:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and »

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Cilve Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

2 February 2016 2:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Fortitude International lines up 'Marjorie Prime' for Efm

28 January 2016 2:04 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, Geena Davis, and Tim Robbins star in the sci-fi drama.

Los Angeles-based Fortitude International will introduce Marjorie Prime to international buyers in Berlin next month. 

Michael Almereyda, whose Experimenter premiered in Sundance 2015, directs the adaptation of last year’s Pulitzer prize-nominated play by Jordan Harrison starring Smith in the title role.

Uri Singer of Experimenter producer Bb Film Productions produced the film, which is currently in post-production.

Marjorie Prime centres on an aging violinist with deteriorating memory who hires a service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones.

In this way she is able to spend time with her daughter and son-in-law and an imperfect copy of her late husband as he looked in his 30s and 40s. John Sloss of Cinetic Media handles Us rights.

“The cast of Marjorie PrimeTim Robbins, Geena Davis, Jon Hamm and Lois Smith – deliver exceptional performances in this film,” said Fortitude »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bruckheimer Reveals 'Top Gun 2' Conversation With Tom Cruise

27 January 2016 6:42 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed on his personal Twitter account that he flew out to New Orleans over the weekend to meet with actor Tom Cruise to discuss the long-in development "Top Gun 2." Bruckheimer tweeted, "Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2." Bruckheimer has been discussing a possible sequel since returning to Paramount Pictures to develop new film properties. 

Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS

Jerry Bruckheimer (@Bruckheimerjb) January 26, 2016

The original "Top Gun" was produced by Bruckheimer and directed by the late Tony Scott. The film chronicled a rag-tag crew of pilots who trained at the Top Gun Naval Flying School where the best jet fighter pilots come from. The cast included Cruise, »

- J.B. Casas

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25 movie trailers that gave away way too much

27 January 2016 5:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Terminator films and Jurassic World through to trailers with the ending in them...

One of the trailers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the latest to ignite grumbles about just how much is given away in promos for movies.

This list looks at 25 films where the trailer has given away more than it really should in its promos - and it goes without saying that spoilers lie ahead for each of the movies. Don't read or click on individual entries of films you've not seen if you don't want to be spoiler sullied!

25. Jurassic World

Director Colin Trevorrow was amongst those who expressed disappointment at this one particular promo for Jurassic World. In it, we see Chris Pratt riding on his motorbike, alongside velcoraptors that surprisingly don't appear to be eating him. Presented out of context, the scene just looked a little daft. But »

- simonbrew

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Watch: Tim Robbins Reveals the 'Worst Enemy' of Filmmaking in Exclusive Video

19 January 2016 9:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: 'Making a Murderer' Documentarians Accuse 'Media of Demonizing This Man to Prove His Guilt' Tim Robbins has a wealth of experience making movies, television, theatre and more. So it only makes sense that the actor, producer and director would be willing to share a few words of wisdom regarding his time in the industry. And who better to get him to open up than Sam Jones? Robbins sat down with the renowned photographer for a discussion about his career and the state of the industry in the latest episode of "Off Camera With Sam Jones." In the two exclusive clips shared with Indiewire, Robbins digs into what you should be feeling and what you should be wary of when starting a production, as well as how he learned to balance work in TV and film with his passion for plays. "Off Camera With Sam Jones" airs Mondays at 8pm on DirecTV's Audience Network. »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: Tim Robbins Reveals the 'Worst Enemy' of Filmmaking in Exclusive Video

19 January 2016 9:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Making a Murderer' Documentarians Accuse 'Media of Demonizing This Man to Prove His Guilt' Tim Robbins has a wealth of experience making movies, television, theatre and more. So it only makes sense that the actor, producer and director would be willing to share a few words of wisdom regarding his time in the industry. And who better to get him to open up than Sam Jones? Robbins sat down with the renowned photographer for a discussion about his career and the state of the industry in the latest episode of "Off Camera With Sam Jones." In the two exclusive clips shared with Indiewire, Robbins digs into what you should be feeling and what you should be wary of when starting a production, as well as how he learned to balance work in TV and film with his passion for plays. "Off Camera With Sam Jones" airs Mondays at 8pm on DirecTV's Audience Network. »

- Ben Travers

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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A Perfect Day | Review

15 January 2016 3:20 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

All’s Well, End’s Well: Leon de Aranoa’s Benevolent English Debut

Fernando Leon de Aranoa makes his English language debut with A Perfect Day, a period comedy set in the mid 90’s about a group of aid workers doing their best to assist the locals at the tail end of the Balkan War. Though this ‘war comedy’ isn’t the first of its kind (Altman’s M*A*S*H certainly comes to mind with its similar mix of self-consumed characters and melancholy apathy), the Spanish filmmaker avoids sermonizing the noble intentions of the Ngo workers in favor of realistic character tendencies. But although it avoids melodrama, the narrative languishes a bit too much on its quintet of characters, whose passions, drives, and desires tend to be relayed paralytically. As a glimpse at a particular time and place often avoided in English speaking cinematic ventures, Leon de Aranoa »

- Nicholas Bell

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A Perfect Day movie review: war is hellacious

15 January 2016 12:40 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

This compact little satire — set in 1990s Balkans — is a small, personal story about huge unfairnesses and injustices. Bleakly, bitterly, blackly funny. I’m “biast” (pro): love Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The title of the film is, ironically, the least ironic bit of absurdity four humanitarian aid workers confront in this bleakly bitter black comedy set in the Balkans in 1995. (One unintentional bit of bleakness: the reminder that 1995 is 20 years ago.) The three veterans — Mambrú (Benicio Del Toro: Sicario, Guardians of the Galaxy), B (Tim Robbins: Welcome to Me, Life of Crime), and Katya (Olga Kurylenko: The Water Diviner, Oblivion) — may come from very different parts of planet Earth, but they are united in their comparative privilege, relative to this one small »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Tim Robbins on the kind of films he won't do: 'I find it morally reprehensible'

15 January 2016 10:21 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here's a fun experiment. Go to Tim Robbins' IMDb page and tally the number of action films on his resume. Notice how you can count them on one hand? That's by design.  Rare among Hollywood stars, Robbins walks the walk not only in terms of his political activism but his work as a film actor as well. In short: his moral compass doesn't malfunction when a giant paycheck is put in front of him. As Robbins explained to me while promoting writer/director Fernando León de Aranoa's forthcoming Bosnian War drama A Perfect Day -- which is currently up for eight Goya Awards in Spain and co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Olga Kurylenko and Melanie Thierry -- he has a moral problem with starring in films that cater in gruesome violence as entertainment, and as a result he has turned down some presumably lucrative opportunities. "Throughout my career I've »

- Chris Eggertsen

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