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Atlanta Now Casting ‘Mother’s Day’ and Upcoming Auditions

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Talent is currently being sought for the feature film “Mother’s Day.”  “Mother’s Day” is about intersecting stories with different moms which collide on Mother’s Day. The film stars Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, and Jennifer Aniston. Background roles are being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from Atlanta, Ga. This is a paid gig! For more details, check out the casting notice for “Mother’s Day” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Atlanta audition listings! »

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What’s New on Amazon Prime: August 2015

31 July 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video add new movies and TV shows to their libraries. Here are several streaming selections that you might be interested in, followed by a full list of titles available for streaming as well as purchase. Some of these may also have previously been on Amazon, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.For a sad night in: My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) Julianne (Julia Roberts) still carries a torch for her best friend, Michael (Dermot Mulroney), even on the eve of his wedding to the 20-year-old Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). The setup might make My Best Friend’s Wedding sound like every other rom-com, but to its supporters — and they are legion — P.J. Hogan’s film represents a high point in the genre. It »

- Jackson McHenry

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Mistresses Recap: Alibi, Felicia

30 July 2015 7:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I’m not well-versed in the psychological condition known as “Cluster B Personality Disorder,” but when it comes to Mistresses‘ Calista Raines, I can tell you exactly what the “B” stands for, mmmmkay?

PhotosFall TV Preview: Who’s In? Who’s Out? Your Guide to 75+ Casting Moves

Oh yes, people, I think we’ve reached the point in Season 3 where we can safely call Jennifer Esposito’s fashion mogul a stone-cold bitch (and not in a good way), assume that April’s new love interest considers Julia Roberts the real villain in Sleeping With the Enemy and dedicate Taylor Swift »

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As Relativity Implodes, Filmmakers Are Left in Limbo

30 July 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Klein has spent the last four months working on a script for Relativity called “The Lost Wife,” a World War II love story set during the Holocaust. He traveled to Auschwitz and Czech Republic for research, but now the project — and the rest of his paycheck — hang in limbo, after the studio that backed it filed for bankruptcy on Thursday.

“This isn’t something I’d be able to write at a major studio,” Klein said. “It’s a story that Hollywood could tell and isn’t anymore. The one company who did is now bankrupt. That’s a bummer. They’ve been nothing but great to me.”

Beyond his own project, Klein says that Relativity’s financial meltdown will send shockwaves throughout he entertainment industry. “It’s a sad day for the movie business,” says Klein, who also worked with Relativity as the co-writer of “Mirror Mirror,” starring Julia Roberts. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Release Date for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Pushed Back a Month to Give It "A Strategic Position"

30 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Stx Entertainment has shifted the release date for its upcoming crime thriller "Secret in Their Eyes" for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, in order to give the film "a strategic position leading into the successful movie-going corridor," says the press release. Adapted from Juan José Campanella's 2010 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film, "Secret in Their Eyes" is directed by Billy Ray, and stars Chiwetel EjioforNicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts, is now set for November 20, 2015, it was announced today by Kevin Grayson, President of Domestic Theatrical »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Cate Blanchett’s ‘Carol,’ Bradley Cooper’s ‘Burnt’ Get New Release Dates

29 July 2015 6:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Weinstein Company did some release date juggling Wednesday on two films likely to be in this year’s awards conversations —  and gave one a new title. The name of the comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller formerly known as “Adam Jones” has been changed to “Burnt,” and it has a new October 23 release date, TWC said. John Wells directs the tale of a chef struggling to rebuild a promising career he’s thrown away, which is written by Steven Knight. That new date became more attractive Wednesday when Stx Enterainment shifted the Julia Roberts-Nicole Kidman thriller »

- Todd Cunningham

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Julia Roberts’ ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Pushed Back to Nov. 20

29 July 2015 6:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stx Entertainment has moved its crime thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes” back a month from Oct. 23 to Nov. 20 — when it will launch against Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”

“The Secret in Their Eyes,” a remake of the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, stars Julia  Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Roberts plays an FBI investigator whose team is torn apart when they discover that the “unidentified female body” abandoned in a garage dumpster is her teenage daughter. Her friend and co-worker, played by Ejiofor, continues digging every day for 13 years until he uncovers a new lead.

“The Secret in Their Eyes” is directed by Billy Ray and produced by Mark Johnson and Im Global’s Matt Jackson. The film is the first potential awards contender and only the second release from year-old Stx, which launches its first title on Aug. 7, opening with the thriller “The Gift. »

- Dave McNary

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5 Industry Updates, Including an A-List Cast and an Urban Cowboy!

29 July 2015 5:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and it's important to stay aware of what’s going on. Want to find out who’s casting? What projects are happening? What’s coming up? Call Sheet highlights will help you stay in-the-know: With the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Julia Roberts, “Mother’s Day” is birthing an A-List hit. Barbara McCarthy is casting the film that’s scheduled to start filming in mid-August in Atlanta. SyFy is taking the former ice queen of Arendale, Georgina Haig, into the deep reaches of their new espionage drama, “Incorporated.” Toronto will be home to shoot for the Wendy O'Brien cast pilot this August.  Engine Casting made a quick stop by the Bates Motel to grab Vera Farmiga for “The Conjuring Sequel” that’s set to shoot in London and Los Angeles in early September. Yee-Haw! Grab your ten-gallon hat and head to Austin for the new Fox pilot, »

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Stx Moves Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman Thriller ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ to November

29 July 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stx Entertainment will release Billy Ray’s crime thriller “Secret In Their Eyes” on Nov. 20, it was announced Wednesday by Kevin Grayson, Stx’s president of domestic theatrical distribution. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts star in the film, which had been slated for release on Oct. 23 before Stx moved it to the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Adapted from Juan José Campanella’s 2010 Oscar-winning foreign language film, “Secret In Their Eyes” was produced by Im Global along with Stx. Also Read: Julia Roberts Hunts Her Daughter's Killer in First 'Secret in Their Eyes' Trailer (Video) After FBI investigator Ray (Ejiofor) finds the. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Awards posse get Us release dates

29 July 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Room, Secret In Their Eyes and Carol have been dated for the autumn corridor as their distributors bolster the films’ awards credentials.

A24 will release Room on October 16. Lenny Abrahamson directs Brie Larson in the adaptation of the Emma Donoghue novel about an incarcerated mother who plans to escape with her innocent young child.

Room will expand nationwide on November 6 and receives its Canadian premiere in Toronto after a likely world premiere slot in Telluride.

Element Films, No Trace Camping, and Film4 produced the film and FilmNation handles international sales.

Stx will release the thriller Secret In Their Eyes starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman on November 20. The original date was October 23.

Billy Ray directs the adaptation of Juan José Campanella’s 2010 Argentinian foreign language Oscar winner. Im Global fully financed and produced and handled international sales

The Weinstein Company has now claimed the same November 20 date for Carol after moving forward from December 18.

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Why Celebs—and the World—Are Obsessed With Cushion Makeup Compacts

28 July 2015 5:13 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You may have noticed small, round compacts lining cosmetics aisles near you. Open these oysters of the beauty world and you'll find a pearl in the form of a built-in sponge or netting-like layer dispensing a perfectly balanced amount of product upon dab. Hey, that's a treasure in our book! At first, these compacts (first popularized in Korea) housed lightweight foundations, Bb and Cc creams and sunscreen. Now, makeup brands like Stila have gone so far as to create cushion eye liners, touting the perfect amount of color saturation for precise and fluid application. Even A-list celebs like Julia Roberts (who reportedly uses Lancôme's Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact) are »

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Rachel McAdams in Talks to Star in 'Doctor Strange'

28 July 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If Benedict Cumberbatch is an unlikely, but awesome, choice to star in a Marvel comic book movie, then Rachel McAdams might be the perfect foil.

The actress is in early talks to join Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange," as she revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

"It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all," she said, adding that she's not a "comic book snob."

Her quotes are part of an article about her somewhat-unconventional movie career. After major hits like "The Notebook" and "Mean Girls," McAdams was anointed by some as Hollywood's next Julia Roberts. Instead, she's balanced big studio movies like "Sherlock Holmes" with Woody Allen movies ("Midnight in Paris") and small indies ("About Time"). Now, she's currently starring in HBO's "True Detective."

If she does jump on board "Doctor Strange," due out in November 2016, the »

- Kelly Woo

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Gulfstream Adds Juliana Janes as TV Department Head

24 July 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gulfstream Pictures has tapped Juliana Janes to oversee its recently launched television department.

As senior VP for television, Janes will report to company partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley and will head all of Gulfstream Television’s projects while also leading the effort in creating series for the company.

The hire is especially timely, given that Gulfstream Television has a new exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television Group that includes its network, cable and digital production arms. The shingle’s first TV product is the Netflix animated series “Green Eggs and Ham,” which is being produced with A Very Good Production and A Stern Talking To in association with Warner Bros Animation, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. It is slated to premiere in 2018.

“Since expanding our relationship formally into television with Warner Bros., we were eager to bring on-board the right executive to lead the way and break new ground for Gulfstream Television, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Remembering the First and Only Arab World Movie Star Known Around the Globe

23 July 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »

- Andre Soares

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Reese Witherspoon Gets American Cinematheque Award

23 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Reese Witherspoon is set to receive the 29th American Cinematheque award at the organization's annual black-tie benefit gala on Friday, October 30 in the ballroom of La's Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Witherspoon was unanimously chosen by the Cinematheque board for her work as an actress, and as a producer under her Pacific Standard production banner, which she founded with Bruna Papandrea in 2012. This year, she was Oscar-nominated for her performance as Cheryl Strayed in the redemption drama "Wild." Witherspoon, who recently launched her own retail brand, took the 2006 Best Actress Academy Award for her steely portrayal of June Carter Cash. Read More: Recipe for a Successful Cinematheque Ball: Matthew McConaughey Last year's American Cinematheque award went to Witherspoon's "Mud" costar Matthew McConaughey. Recent honorees include Julia Roberts (2007), Samuel L. Jackson (2008), Matt Damon (2010), Robert Downey Jr. (2011), Ben Stiller (2013) and Jerry »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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News Bits: Miles, Balls, LeBron, Mothers, King

22 July 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miles Ahead

The Film Society of Lincoln Centre have announced today that Don Cheadle's directorial debut "Miles Ahead," a biopic of legendary musician Miles Davis (played by Cheadle), will make its World Premiere as the Closing Night selection of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival. Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor also star in the film, and the festival runs September 25th to October 11th. [Source: Deadline]


Amy Poehler will star in and produce the sports comedy "Balls" for Universal Pictures and Paper Kite Productions. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will also produce.

Poehler will play a once-promising basketball coach who is asked to lead an NBA team. Ike Barinholtz will co-write the script with David Stassen and have a supporting role. [Source: Variety]

LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment label are partnering with Warner Bros. Entertainment in an agreement covering projects in TV, film and original digital content. »

- Garth Franklin

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Stx Hires Qed’s John Friedberg as President of New International Arm

22 July 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fast-growing Stx Entertainment is launching an international sales division with veteran exec John Friedberg hired as president.

Friedberg joined the studio in Burbank this week. He will oversee all aspects of Stx’s international sales strategy, along with developing partnerships for foreign acquisitions.

Stx launched last year by producer Robert Simonds and Tpg managing director Bill McGlashan to develop medium-budget projects — an area largely vacated by the studios in favor of superhero movies. It aims to release as many as 15 films annually by 2017, and has lined up projects with Matthew McConaughey (“The Free State of Jones”) and Julia Roberts (“The Secret in Their Eyes”).

For the past decade, Friedberg has overseen sales and distribution in partnership with Bill Block — first at Qed International and most recently at Block Entertainment. He worked on international sales for Brad Pitt’s “Fury,” Neill Blomkamp’s “District Nine” and the upcoming “Dirty Grandpa,” starring »

- Dave McNary

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Lethal Weapon 4's ridiculously fast turnaround time

22 July 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warner Bros greenlit Lethal Weapon 4 late in the day - giving director Richard Donner just over six months to make the movie...

The closing chapter of the Lethal Weapon movie saga was a film that, tonally, was a long way away from the movie that started the series.

In the original Lethal Weapon back in 1987, the character of Martin Riggs - as played by Mel Gibson - was on the verge of suicide, working uneasily alongside Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh. By the end of Lethal Weapon 4, as the song Why Can't We Be Friends played out, it was all happy families. With babies. Riggs had a wife and child, any hints of suicide were long gone, and the film feels a lot more like a comedy than an action thriller.

But then Lethal Weapon 4 was a film with very different expectations on it. The original Lethal Weapon was a surprise hit. »

- simonbrew

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Open Road Films Acquires Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts-Starring 'Mother's Day'

22 July 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie Can't Stop Cheating in Raunchy Trailer for 'Sleeping with Other People' Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights for Gary Marshall's romantic comedy, "Mother's Day," starring Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The movie marks the third ensemble holiday film from Marshall after "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve," though it's the first one that will not be distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures.  Keeping with the form of the previous two installments, "Mother's Day" will follow different mothers as they prepare for the eponymous holiday. The script was written by Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander, Matt Walker and Tom Hines. The film will shoot in Atlanta starting in August. "We jumped at the chance to be a part of this film," stated Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. "Audiences everywhere will surely enjoy. »

- Conor Soules

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Open Road Acquires Garry Marshall’s ‘Mother’s Day’ Starring Julia Roberts

22 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the romantic comedy “Mother’s Day.”

The pic features an ensemble that includes stars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis. The film will be produced by Wayne Rice and Gulfstream PicturesMike Karz with Garry Marshall directing.

The movie tells intertwining stories about the lives of several mothers as the title holiday approaches, similar to “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” both of which Marshall also directed.

The script was written by Anya Kochoff-Romano, Lily Hollander, Matt Walker and Tom Hines. The film will bow on April 29, 2016.

“We jumped at the chance to be a part of this film,” said Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. “Audiences everywhere will surely enjoy seeing moms celebrated by this fantastic cast and talented filmmaking team.”

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg, »

- Justin Kroll

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