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New Regency, See-Saw Films Partner for First-Look Deal

New Regency, See-Saw Films Partner for First-Look Deal
New Regency and production company See-Saw Films have signed a three-year, first-look development, financing, and production deal for films.

Under the deal, announced on Thursday, See-Saw will develop movies to be financed by and co-produced with New Regency. In addition to development and production financing, the first look provides See-Saw with global studio distribution through New Regency’s deal with 20th Century Fox for all films greenlit under the deal.

The announcement was made by New Regency Chairman Yariv Milchan, and See-Saw managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.

“A decade into See-Saw, this partnership with our friends at New Regency allows us to continue to make bold, smart, commercial movies with taste and heart,” Canning and Sherman said. “We can support our filmmakers at all budget sizes and across all genres, including the ability to tell distinctive U.S. stories for a global audience. Having access to global studio distribution, without sacrificing
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See-Saw, New Regency strike three-year first look pact

20th Century Fox to distribute features produced under the deal.

UK-Australia prestige production outfit See-Saw Films and Us powerhouse New Regency have struck a three-year first look pact.

Source: Gabriel Goldberg

Emile Sherman (left) and Iain Canning

Under the deal, See-Saw will develop features that will be financed and co-produced by New Regency. In addition, the agreement provides See-Saw with global studio distribution through New Regency’s existing pact with 20th Century Fox, which will cover all films greenlit under the deal.

The agreement extends the relationship between the two companies, which has recently seen them collaborate on Steve McQueen’s Widows. Currently in post-production, the heist thriller stars Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson and Daniel Kaluuya.

See-Saw previously worked with UK director McQueen on his 2011 feature Shame, while New Regency produced his Oscar-winning historical drama 12 Years A Slave. In October last year, New Regency signed a multi-year deal with McQueen to develop and finance
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Trailer for The Leisure Seeker starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland

Universal Pictures has released a trailer for director Paolo Virzi’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Zadoorian’s 2009 novel The Leisure Seeker which sees Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland headlining alongside Christian Mckay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, and Dick Gregory; watch it here…

The Leisure Seeker is the nickname of the old Rv used by Ella (Helen Mirren) and John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) to take vacations with their children in the 1970s. On a summer morning, desperate to escape a destiny of medical care that would have kept them apart forever, the couple astonish their meddling adult children by hopping on board that dated vehicle and dashing down Old Route 1 towards Key West for a new adventure. Their trip through an America they no longer recognize – mixing hilarious moments with others of pure terror – is their chance to retrace a married life nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret
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New International Trailer for Rv Roadtrip Comedy 'The Leisure Seeker'

"We've had a lot of wonderful trips in this ole rust bucket." A new official international trailer from the UK has debuted for the indie roadtrip comedy The Leisure Seeker. This film actually premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last fall, mostly because it's directed by a veteran Italian filmmaker named Paolo Virzì. The Leisure Seeker stars two great actors - Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland - who go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old Rv they call "The Leisure Seeker" as a runaway couple. The film's cast includes Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, and Kirsty Mitchell. The emotional side of the story is that Sutherland's character is losing his memory as they get older, and this may be the last vacation they'll remember together. It received mostly bad reviews at festivals, but looks like it might appeal to a few folks. Here's the official UK trailer
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Donald Sutherland talks his new film The Leisure Seeker

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Donald Sutherland talks his new film The Leisure SeekerDonald Sutherland talks his new film The Leisure SeekerMarni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine1/17/2018 10:56:00 Am

Hemingway House is okay, I assure Donald Sutherland, having just read an update online earlier that morning.

His home in Miami Beach is okay too, he tells me, as we sit down to discuss his movie The Leisure Seeker at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The day before our interview, and just two days after the film that follows senior couple Ella and John (Sutherland and Helen Mirren) on one last road trip down the Florida coast premiered in Toronto, Hurricane Irma beat down on much of the same territory covered in the film — lovely long roads, pristine beaches, and the couple’s ultimate destination, Ernest Hemingway’s old house on Key West.

There was nothing Sutherland — who, at 82, is still an imposing figure, both
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First Trailer For ‘The Leisure Seeker’ Starring Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland

Universal Pictures has dropped the first trailer for the upcoming drama comedy The Leisure Seeker, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. The film, which debuted at the Toronto Internation Film Festival in 2017, arrives in UK cinemas on May 4th 2018.

The Leisure Seeker is the nickname of the old Rv used by Ella and John Spencer (Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland) to take vacations with their children in the 1970s. On a summer morning, desperate to escape a destiny of medical care that would have kept them apart forever, the couple astonish their meddling adult children by hopping on board that dated vehicle and dashing down Old Route 1 towards Key West for a new adventure. Their trip through an America they no longer recognize – mixing hilarious moments with others of pure terror – is their chance to retrace a married life nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret obsessions that
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Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland take a heartfelt road trip in the new trailer for The Leisure Seeker

Author: Zehra Phelan

Universal Pictures has graced hump day with a heartfelt trailer for the upcoming The Leisure Seeker starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland in the twilight of their life.

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Michael Zadoorian, the film is directed by Paolo Virzi and stars Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Christian Mckay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey and Dick Gregory.

The Leisure Seeker is released in the UK on May 4th 2018

The Leisure Seeker Official Synopsis

The Leisure Seeker explores the American “on the road” genre, updated by the ironic and compassionate poetry of Paolo Virzì and rendered even more extraordinary by the vitality of two exceptional stars, Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, in the roles of Ella and John, a couple on the run in their old camper.

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Eliza Dushku’s Alleged Assailant Subject of Two More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Eliza Dushku’s Alleged Assailant Subject of Two More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Joel Kramer, the stunt coordinator accused of sexually assaulting Eliza Dushku when she was 12 years old, is the subject of two further allegations of misconduct.

According to Deadline, stuntwoman Laura Albert said in a statement that Kramer coerced a 16-year-old girl, the friend of Albert’s younger sister and who wanted to remain unnamed, into having sex while Albert was working on 1997’s “Virus” in North Carolina.

According to Albert’s account, Kramer invited the girls to the stunt crew’s hotel for a swim after Albert had brought them to the set to see how a movie was made and go go-karting with the stunt crew. While in the pool, Kramer allegedly exposed himself and said, “you cannot handle this” while swimming towards the girls. At that point, Albert’s younger sister left.

Albert said in an emailed statement to Variety that not all the stunt crew was staying at the hotel. Three of them
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Donald Sutherland Insists ‘Don’t Look Now’ Sex Scene Was Not Real Despite ‘Idiotic’ Rumours

Donald Sutherland has slammed claims suggesting his sex scene with Julie Christie in the 1973 horror film “Don’t Look Now” was real. Sutherland, 82, discussed the controversial moment, which has had people talking for years, while speaking at the New York premiere of his new movie “The Leisure Seeker”. The Canadian-born actor told the New
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On the road by Anne-Katrin Titze

Paolo Virzì with Anne-Katrin Titze at the St. Regis: "For me, Donald Sutherland is many things. He is Casanova and the wonderful English professor in Animal House ..." Photo: Lilia Blouin

In 2014, Paolo Virzì's Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano), starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, and Fabrizio Gifuni was Italy's Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film. Paolo's latest, The Leisure Seeker, his first film in English, stars Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as a couple on the road, unlike Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider. The screenplay by Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo, and Virzì is based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian.

Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren are John and Ella Spencer

At the St. Regis hotel in New York, our conversation takes us to how Donald Sutherland is many things (from Federico Fellini's Casanova to Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now
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Sundance: Great Point Media Launching U.S. Theatrical Distribution Arm

In a pre-Sundance Film Festival move, UK-based media fund manager Great Point Media is launching a Us theatrical distribution arm with plans to release eight to 12 titles per year.

The company unveiled the plans Friday, saying that it has already assembled a full slate for 2018, with $10 million in P&A committed to date. The first release will come in March with “Submission,” writer-director Richard Levine’s adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel,” starring Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open in New York on March 2 and will expand to multiple major markets on March 9.

Great Point Media’s distribution slate includes: Judy Greer’s directorial debut, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” starring Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, and Common; “Measure of a Man,” a coming-of-age story directed by Jim Loach and starring Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson, and Judy Greer; and Andrew Dosunmu’s drama “Where Is Kyra?” starring [link=nm
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Great Point Media launches Us sales operation

Acquisitions team Sundance-bound to scout for 2019 releases.

Heading into Sundance, London-based Great Point Media is launching a Us distribution arm and has set its first release Submission for March.

Company co-founders Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve plan to release eight to 12 titles a year and have committed $10m in P&A to a full 2018 slate. The acquisitions team will attend Sundance to scout for 2019 releases.

The company has partnered with distribution veterans Mark Urman of Paladin, Jeff Lipsky of Glass Half Full, and Michael Silberman. Commercial manager Matt Stevens oversees the releases from the company’s London office.

Richard Levine’s (Nip/Tuck) Submission is an adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel Blue Angel that stars Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open on March 2 in New York and expand a week later into multiple markets.

The pipelines includes Judy Greer’s directorial debut A Happening Of Monumental Proportions, an all-star comedy
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Helen Mirren Shocked to Learn She's Only 72: 'This Is Fantastic!'

Helen Mirren Shocked to Learn She's Only 72: 'This Is Fantastic!'
Helen Mirren is pleasantly surprised to learn she’s a year younger than she initially believed.

The Leisure Seeker actress was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday when the host pointed out how great it was that Mirren isn’t shy about revealing her age. But when DeGeneres said Mirren was 72, the actress got confused.

“I think I’m 73! My husband and I, we forget,” Mirren said as DeGeneres assured her that she’s actually 72. “Are you sure? I’m 72? This is fantastic! I’ve just made a whole year. Because my husband and I thought we were 74 and then
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Helen Mirren Talks Road Trips and Bucket Lists at 'Leisure Seeker' Premiere

Helen Mirren Talks Road Trips and Bucket Lists at 'Leisure Seeker' Premiere
Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland talked road trips and debuted their film The Leisure Seeker, which follows John and Ella, a married couple taking one last cross-country road trip in their Rv as they deal with life-threatening illnesses.

Director Paolo Virzi was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for the movie, and he told THR what it was like to work with the talented actors. “It’s easy. When you work with great people, talented, it’s easier. I can stand back and enjoy the show. … Every single thing they were [doing] was perfect. They are able to create...
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Trailer For the New FX Series Trust Based On Events from J. Paul Getty's Life

Fresh off the heels of Ridley Scott's feature thriller All the Money In The World, comes an FX original series called Trust. The series is based on the same real-life events that happened to the Getty family, grandson of oil tycoon and billionaire J. Paul Getty is held hostage for a multimillion-dollar ransom. Only Getty refuses to pay and give in to the kidnappers demands.

The series from the team behind the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire including Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle and Christian Colson. It follows the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the 20th century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Donald Sutherland plays the lion-owning Getty patriarch, with Harris Dickinson as the grandson. Michael Esper
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Trust: new trailer for Danny Boyle's series

Joseph Baxter Nick Harley Kirsten Howard Jan 10, 2018

Danny Boyle’s new crime series, Trust, focuses on the Getty kidnapping. An impressive cast has been assembled...

FX recently expanded its prestige drama lineup with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s new anthology series, titled Trust. This particular offering dramatises one of the most intriguing public criminal incidents of recent history with the ransom-seeking kidnapping of curly-locked young heir John Paul Getty III, which shockingly resulted in apparent indifference and noncompliance from the family patriarch.

While this story might ring familiar to those who caught All the Money In The World, the latest film from director Ridley Scott, expect this limited series to delve deeper into the Getty calamity.

A new trailer for the series has just arrived. Take a look...

Trust release date

Trust is set to debut in the Us on 25th March. We'll bring you the UK broadcast details when we have them.
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Danny Boyle’s Getty-Themed TV Series ‘Trust’ Now Has A Trailer

A new trailer for Danny Boyle’s upcoming TV series Trust has arrived online. The series tells the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, a theme used in Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, which was released in the UK last week.

The series, created by Simon Beaufoy, begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Harris Dickinson plays Getty III, while Michael Esper and Hilary Swank also star as J. Paul Getty Jr. and his wife Gail. Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli co-star, while Donald Sutherland assumes the role of billionaire John Paul Getty.

Trust will arrive on FX on March 25th. Watch the new trailer below.

A rich family. A wealth of problems. Watch the Official Trailer for Trust, FX
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Watch the trailer for Danny Boyle’s Getty kidnapping series Trust

FX has revealed a trailer for its upcoming anthology series Trust. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy, it revolves around the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and stars Donald Sutherland, Harris Dickinson, Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, and Michael Esper; watch the trailer here…

“The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? ‘Trust’ charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul’s grandfather — possibly the richest
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Watch John Paul Getty Kidnapping Unfold in New 'Trust' Trailer

The outrageously wealthy Getty family falls victim to chaos after the kidnapping of an heir in the enthralling new trailer for Trust. The series premieres on FX March 25th.

Trust will chronicle the Getty family through the 20th century over the course of several seasons, though it kicks off in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Harris Dickinson plays the shaggy-haired heir, while Donald Sutherland plays his grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr., an oil tycoon so cheap he notoriously installed a pay phone in his home and initially
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