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10 items from 2015


Automatic heads to Efm with Goddess Of Love

8 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Automatic Entertainment will introduce Berlin buyers next month to a slate that includes the thriller Goddess Of Love.

Jon Knautz directed the story of a troubled dancer who descends into madness when she suspects her lover is having an affair.

The Automatic Entertainment roster includes comedy zombie parody The Walking Deceased that Arc Entertainment plans to distribute theatrically in the Us in March.

Automatic chiefs Michael Lurie and Jeffrey Giles will also show a teaser from the faith-based action title David And Goliath and a promo for Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer Pound Of Flesh.

eOne plans a North American release in May, while Splendid handles for Germany, Scandinavia, Benelux and Switzerland, Leda for Latin America, Daro for Eastern Europe, Cis and South Africa, Ace for France and UK and Klockworx for Japan.

Aqua Group holds rights in Turkey, FrontRow in Middle East, United King in Israel, Eagle Entertainment in Australia and Tot Media in Spain.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mortal Kombat martial artist Darren Shahlavi dies, aged 42

20 January 2015 3:54 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martial artist Darren Shahlavi has died at the age of 42.

The acting fighter had appeared in such films as Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Watchmen and The CW series Arrow.

Shahlavi passed away last week (January 14) unexpectedly in his sleep. The cause of his death is unknown at this time.

On Tuesday, Arrow star Stephen Amell took to Twitter to share the news of Shahlavi's death.

Rip Darren Shahlavi. 1st guy I ever fought on Arrow. He was a great dude & a patient, thoughtful partner. Fight looked good because of him.

Stephen Amell (@amellywood) January 20, 2015

"Rip Darren Shahlavi. 1st guy I ever fought on Arrow. He was a great dude & a patient, thoughtful partner. Fight looked good because of him," wrote Amell.

Shahlavi recently finished filming opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the upcoming 2015 drama Pound of Flesh.

His additional acting credits include Ip Man 2, 300 and Alone in the Dark. »

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‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Ip Man 2′ Actor Darren Shahlavi Dead At 42

20 January 2015 2:50 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

English actor and martial artist Darren Shahlavi, whose screen credits include Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 2, Machinima’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and the upcoming Jean-Claude Van Damme film Pound Of Flesh, has died. He was 42. Shahlavi was found unresponsive at his La home on January 14, according to La County coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter.  The death was reported as a possible accident and the cause is pending the results of toxicological tests, said Winter.

The lifelong martial arts fan had trained since childhood in multiple disciplines before moving to Hong Kong in the 1990s to do film stuntwork, where legendary director and fight choreographer Yuen Woo Ping gave him his big break in 1996’s Tai Chi 2. Shahlavi segued into a Hollywood career as both stuntman and actor with the Eddie Murphy-Owen Wilson action-comedy I, Spy and followed with roles in a range of films from The Final Cut »

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Darren Shahlavi, Martial Artist in ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Arrow,’ Dies at 42

20 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Darren Shahlavi, a martial artist who appeared fighting in such works as the “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” TV series and “Arrow,” has died, his agent has confirmed. He was 42.

According to his agent, Shahlavi died in his sleep Jan. 14. A cause of death was not revealed.

Shahlavi recently finished shooting on “Pound of Flesh” with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and is also known for his work in “Ip Man 2″ (2010), “Watchmen” (2009), “300” (2006) and “Alone in the Dark” (2005).

Shahlavi began martial arts training when he was 7 years old in Manchester, England. He cut his teeth by moving to Hong Kong in the early ’90s and becoming a stuntman in kung fu films, before he was discovered by director Yuen Woo Ping, who cast him as the villain in kung fu film “Tai Chi Chuan.”

Shahlavi then broke into Hollywood, scoring supporting roles as a boxer fighting Eddie Murphy in 2002’s “I Spy” and 2004’s »

- Alex Stedman

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Darren Shahlavi, Martial Artist in ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Arrow,’ Dies at 42

20 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Darren Shahlavi, a martial artist who appeared fighting in such works as the “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” TV series and “Arrow,” has died, his agent has confirmed. He was 42.

According to his agent, Shahlavi died in his sleep Jan. 14. A cause of death was not revealed.

Shahlavi recently finished shooting on “Pound of Flesh” with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and is also known for his work in “Ip Man 2,” (2010) “Watchmen,” (2009) “300,” (2006) and “Alone in the Dark.” (2005)

Shahlavi began martial arts training at a young age, starting when he was 7 years old in Manchester, England. He cut his teeth by moving to Hong Kong in the early ’90s and becoming a stuntman in Kung Fu films, before he was discovered by director Yuen Woo Ping, who cast him as the villain in Kung Fu film “Tai Chi Chuan.”

Shahlavi then broke into Hollywood, scoring supporting roles as a boxer fighting Eddie Murphy in »

- Alex Stedman

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Films Boutique Acquires Berlin Competition Player Sabu’s ‘Chasuke’s Journey’ From Backup (Exclusive)

19 January 2015 9:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– In the run-up to its competition unspooling at Berlin, arthouse shingle Films Boutique has snatched up international sales rights to critically aclaimed Japanese helmer Sabu’s “Chasuke’s Journey” from Paris-based Backup.

Sabu is no stranger to Berlin. But while he has presented eight movies at the festival, it will be his first venture in competition.    Sabu said he was particularly happy to finally nab a competition slot without having “to bend his sense of humor.” He added that his “partners (encouraged him) to prioritize his artistic values during the making” of the movie.    Pic tells the tale of an angel who comes to Earth to save a woman after accidentally causing her death.    “Sabu is one of today’s more daring and innovative filmmakers, and ‘Chasuke’s Journey’ is a film that could please both arthouse and genre-film lovers. It’s rare to see a film mixing fantasy, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Ranking Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Boss Fights

16 January 2015 1:34 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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One of the most important parts of any action movie made before the new millennium is the so-called “boss fight.” For the uninitiated, a boss fight is the ultimate showdown between good and evil. After all the henchmen and various other obstacles-with-limbs have been cleared away, it’s time to get it on with the Big Bad.

Ever since Bruce Lee fought Han and his iron claw in that hall of mirrors at the end of Enter The Dragon, the merit of any martial arts film has largely been judged by its main adversary. And Jean-Claude Van Damme’s filmography is no different.

Running the gamut from muscle-bound pulverisers with nothing between the ears to corrupt businessmen with a penchant for picking the absolute worst Belgium to mess with, Van Damme has spin kicked just about every type of bad guy imaginable.

This article will focus on the »

- Jacob Trowbridge

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Ease Entertainment Names Craig Dougherty Chief Financial Officer

8 January 2015 5:11 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Payroll and software services firm Ease Entertainment Services has announced the appointment of several key executives and team members, including naming Craig Dougherty as chief financial officer. Dougherty will oversee all financial aspects of Ease Entertainment and will report to founder/CEO Mike Rose (pictured left). The company recently debuted its next generation of services, including the industry’s first Digital Start Packets system, Automated Time Cards and its Closed-Loop Security suite of tools, which provides unparalleled control over the distribution of sensitive production information, including budgets, data and scripts. A well-respected executive within the financial and entertainment spaces, Dougherty »

- Jeff Sneider

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David Cage, and his games that want to be movies

8 January 2015 8:36 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy) is a PS2 game that you probably didn’t play from the visionary game designer, director and writer, David Cage of the studio Quantic Dream. His mission was, seemingly, very simple; forgo traditional video game stereotypes and attempt to create something more akin to an interactive movie. This is a game about storytelling, and character, and dialogue, and emotion, and not cover-based shooting, recharging health bars or jumping on mushroom people’s heads. The gameplay is essentially boiled down to walking around and talking to other characters, not unlike a classic point and click adventure game, with action scenes taken care of through quick time events. This affords the game more time to concentrate on building up relationships and raising the drama through conversation.

It has a terrific opening gambit; your character murders somebody in a cafe restroom and has no idea why they’ve done »

- John Cal McCormick

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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer Wrapped Weeks Ago, So Why Hasn't The Crew Been Paid?

31 December 2014 4:35 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There.s trouble a brewing over at the remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme.s Kickboxer after it was revealed that around 150 crew members on the film haven.t actually been paid. This is despite the fact that production on the martial arts remake actually wrapped a number of weeks ago. According to Variety, the president of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees' motion picture division, Mike Miller, has been left fuming due to the fact that Radar Pictures has not yet compensated workers who were employed on the upcoming Kickboxer remake. An attorney representing the studio has said that the owed money will be paid next week, but there's still a good deal of outrage over the situation amongst the crewmembers. In an official statement, Miller revealed that he has actually been holding discussions with Radar Pictures since the middle of December - when the studios' funding fell through »

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