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Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

21 July 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback starring daring Albert Finney As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca is no coincidence »

- Andre Soares

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Evzen Kolar, Producer of ‘City of Industry,’ Dies at 67

17 July 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Veteran film producer Evzen Kolar, whose credits include the 1997 Harvey Keitel drama “City of Industry,” has died in Los Angeles at age 67, his family announced Monday. The Czech-born filmmaker also produced the 1993 Leslie Nielsen-Rob Schneider comedy “Surf Ninjas” through his Kpi Entertainment production company and director Zalman King’s “Delta of Venus.” In addition, he produced John Avildsen’s 1999 Jean-Claude Van Damme action movie “Inferno” (a.k.a. “Desert Heat”), Bruce Beresford’s 2001 period drama “Bride of the Wind,” and John Irvin’s 2003 comedy “The Boys and Girls from County Clare” starring Colm Meaney, Bernard Hill and Andrea Corr. »

- Thom Geier

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Evzen Kolar, Producer on 'Surf Ninjas' and 'City of Industry,' Dies at 67

17 July 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Evzen Kolar, a veteran film executive who also produced such movies as Surf Ninjas and City of Industry, has died. He was 67.

Kolar died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, publicist Jan Kean announced.

In 1993, Kolar launched the production company Kpi Entertainment, where he produced Surf Ninjas (1993), starring Rob Schneider; the Zalman King erotic drama Delta of Venus (1995); City of Industry (1997), starring Harvey Keitel and Stephen Dorff; John Avildsen's Inferno (1999), with Jean-Claude Van Damme; and the Bruce Beresford period costume drama Bride of the Wind (2001).

Kolar also produced the Samuel Goldwyn »

- Mike Barnes

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'The Boys & Girl From County Clare' producer Evzen Kolar dies aged 67

14 July 2017 3:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Larger-than-life polyglot worked with Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Evzen Kolar, the Czech-born producer of The Boys & Girl From County Clare and City Of Industry, has died in California after a brief illness. He was 67.

Kolar was born in Moravia in the Czech Republic to a diplomat and got his first taste of entertainment as a child actor, before becoming an assistant director in Europe on commercials, television projects and features.

He lived in London in the late 1970s and produced fringe theatre before moving to the Us in 1979 where he built a name for himself as a production executive, notching up numerous line producer and producer credits.

After stints as vice-president of production at Fireline Productions, a subsidiary of the Armand Hammer Company, and CEO at Crossover Films Ent, Kolar worked as a line producer. His credits included Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery, Street Smart starring Morgan Freeman, Master Of The Universe with Dolph Lundgren »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SXSW Thriller ‘Barracuda’ Is a Sinister Drama Coming to Theaters This Fall

14 July 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired the U.S. rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama “Barracuda.” The film premiered in competition at SXSW and was nominated for a Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature category.

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Co-directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin and written by Cortlund, “Barracuda” stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada and features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, The Mastersons, and The Harvest Thieves.

The film follows a woman named Merle (Tolman), whose life begins to splinter when »

- Graham Winfrey

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Allison Tolman’s Drama ‘Barracuda’ Lands U.S. Distribution

11 July 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured the U.S. rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama “Barracuda,” starring Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordanado.

The companies are planning a fall theatrical release with a VOD release a month later.

‘Barracuda” premiered in competition in March at SXSW as “La Barracuda” and was nominated for a Grand Jury Award in the narrative feature category. It also won top prizes at the Oak Cliff and Hill Country film festivals.

The film features live music performances by Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Colin Gilmore, The Mastersons, and The Harvest Thieves.

Tolman plays a woman in Texas whose enigmatic half-sister appears unexpectedly on her doorstep. The duo initially bonds but the sister’s intense and erratic behavior begins to jeopardize her career aspirations, her relationship to her mother, and even her impending marriage.

“Allison and Sophie give strong and emotional performances in ‘Barracuda,' »

- Dave McNary

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Orion Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire 'Barracuda'

11 July 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film received world premiere in competition at SXSW.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured Us rights to Julie Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s suspense drama Barracuda, previously titled La Barracuda

The film centres on Merle, whose life begins to splinter when Sinaloa, the half-sister she never knew existed, appears on her doorstep in Texas. Initially distrustful of this enigmatic woman, a bond quickly forms between the two sisters. 

As Merle allows Sinaloa into her life, Sinaloa reveals a quiet fury to Merle through her music. Sinaloa’s fierce attachment jeopardises Merle’s career aspirations, her relationship with her mother, and even her impending marriage. Merle fights to keep her world together while Sinaloa’s increasingly intense and erratic behavior threatens to erupt into something much darker.

Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams and Luis Bordonada star in the film, which premiered in competition at this year’s SXSW .

David Hartstein and Nancy Schafer produced »

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All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This July

26 June 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This July will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

Saturday, July 1 Changing Faces

What does a face tell us even when it’s disguised or disfigured? And what does it conceal? Guest curator Imogen Sara Smith, a critic and author of the book In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City, assembles a series of films that revolve around enigmatic faces transformed by masks, scars, and surgery, including Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face (1960) and Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Face of Another (1966).

Tuesday, July 4 Tuesday’s Short + Feature: Premature* and Ten*

Come hitch a ride with Norwegian director Gunhild Enger and the late Iranian master »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Inside law: The Us border is changing – be prepared

7 June 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Andrea Szew..

Andrea Szew is the founder of Los Angeles law firm Szew Law Group, which has specialised in Us immigration for the entertainment industry for over 15 years..

The recent incident at the Us border involving Bruce Beresford,.the well-known Australian film director, makes this a perfect time to revisit some key points to keep in mind when entering the United States..

Even though many others have gone through what he experienced, it is always surprising when it is someone who we do not expect would have an issue. These types of incidents remind us that nobody is exempt from the scrutiny at the border. Everyone is in the same situation, and just because you have a visa, permanent resident card, or are entering temporarily under the visa waiver program using Esta (Electronic System Travel Authorization), you must meet the requirements of entry to the satisfaction of the border patrol. »

- Andrea Szew

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Revisiting "Crimes of the Heart"

7 June 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In honor of Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award tomorrow, here’s Eric Blume with a look back at Crimes of the Heart (1986)

Beth Henley won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for her play Crimes of the Heart, and five years later it was retooled by Henley herself in a film version directed by Bruce Beresford.  The film teamed three of the biggest actresses of the 80’s:  Diane Keaton as the oldest spinster sister Lenny, Jessica Lange as saucy middle child Meg, and Sissy Spacek as spacey youngest Babe.   

Keaton is forced to carry the film for the first ten minutes out of the gate, and she’s strapped with some clunky exposition.  She feels tentative, which is partly aligned with her character, but in a way where she feels not fully assured, like she’s finding her way into the role.  Her Southern accent doesn’t come easily to her, »

- Eric Blume

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Why Bruce Beresford had his Us visa waiver cancelled

4 June 2017 4:51 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Bruce Beresford..

Bruce Beresford has worked on Us movies and TV shows for decades, so he was ill-prepared when Us authorities cancelled his visa waiver.

The director told If he and his wife Virginia Duigan were halted at the Us-Canadian border at the Great Lakes last month and refused entry.

Their .crime.? Beresford and Duigan had visited the Fajr Film Festival and Market in Tehran in 2014, where the director served on the jury.

When he applied last December for the Esta (Electronic System Travel Authorisation), which enables Aussies to visit the Us without a visa for up to 90 days, he did not note that he had been to Iran because he did not realise the country was on the banned list imposed by President Trump.

When he asked a border official what would have happened if he had declared the visit to Iran, he was told the Esta would have been refused. »

- Don Groves

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Clive James: ‘A reader has complained about my still being alive’

29 April 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He has guessed the unsettling effect of going nuts in your face, like Peter Capaldi in The Thick Of It

Somebody on the point of bursting into flames from ungoverned anger has written in with a list of my perfidies, which include my still being alive when he has specifically indicated that he wants me dead. He holds me responsible for unforgivable frivolity in the face of climate change, and for my apparent indifference to the forthcoming nuclear war. And for having lived too long.

From internal examination of his violently aggressive prose, I judge him to be an Australian, so he will understand when I encourage him to insert his head in a dead bear’s bottom. This useful instruction, in a less polite form, I first heard 50 years ago from my friend Bruce Beresford, the Australian film director. Neither of us thought the expression any the less eloquent »

- Clive James

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Casting Call

26 April 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Ml Talent Agency, is looking for background performer actors and actresses, inexperienced/experienced for more Toronto-based feature films, TV series and commercials :

Melissa Lee, owner of Ml Talent Agency and founding member, Co-Chair of the Toronto Talent Agent Association (Ttaa) is a 20-year veteran in the film industry.

The one year agency fee for non-union performers to list with Ml Talent Agency has been discounted to $75 for new clients referred by SneakPeek.Ca with exclusive easy online registration here.

Recent Toronto film productions include "Suicide Squad", "Reign", "Dark Matter", "The Strain", "RoboCop", "Carrie", "Resident Evil: Afterlife", "Designated Survivor", "The Handmaid's Tale", "Pixels", "12 Monkeys", "Suits", "Stephen King's 11:22.63", "Downsizing", plus the new "Star Trek" TV series, "Star Trek: Discovery".

Here is the Toronto Film Production Update for May 2017: 

12 Monkeys - Season 4

TV Series

Universal Television Enterprises LLC

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Producer: Terry Matalas

Dir.: Various »

- Michael Stevens

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Toronto Film: "Dark Matter", "Crawford", "Designated Survivor"

26 April 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for May 2017 including "Dark Matter", "Crawford", "Designated Survivor" and a whole lot more: 

12 Monkeys - Season 4

TV Series

Universal Television Enterprises LLC

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Producer: Terry Matalas

Dir.: Various

Apr 3 – Jul 7/17

Condor Season 1

TV Series

T5 Condor Productions Inc.

Exec. Prods.: Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg, Lawrence Trilling

Dir.: Lawrence Trilling, + tba

Apr 24 - Aug 15/17

Crawford Season 1

TV Series

Crawford Season One, Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Laura Michalchyshyn, Mike Clattenburg

Dir.: Mike Clattenburg

Apr 17 - Jun 28/17

Dark Matter Season 3

TV Series

Prodigy Entertainment Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Jay Firestone, Joseph

Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

Dir.: Various

Nov 18/16 - Apr 13/17

Designated Survivor

Season 1

TV Series

Designated 1 Ltd.

Prod.: David Guggenheim

Exec. Prod.: David Guggenheim

Dir.: various

July 25/16 - Apr 30/17 Tbc

Flint

TV Movie

Sony Pictures TV / Lifetime

Prod.: John M. Eckert

Exec. »

- Michael Stevens

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Fajr International Film Festival Tehran 35th Anniversary this April

19 April 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Following the Persian New Year of Nowruz * arrive the eight days of the festival where the last works of great filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Cristian Mongiu, Dardenne brothers, Denis Tanovic, Francois Ozon, Sion Sono, Agnieszka Holland, Aki Kaurismaki, Terrence Malick, Ken Loach and three Iranian Masters of Cinema will screen along with several special sidebars.

For the first time in Fajr International Film Festival, Shadow of Horror Midnight Screenings will host six horror films screening, every night at 11:30 pm in a program designed to entice an unaccustomed Iranian audience’s attention to this genre. Five of the features are from South Korea, Japan, Russia, Poland and Mexico. The sixth, an Iranian feature will have its International Premiere.

At least 68 students from 32 countries as well as 52 students from Iran are to take part in the inspiring, educational film making workshops of the 2017 Fajr. The program is called “Darol Fonoun »

- Sydney Levine

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The Warriors review – breezy Aussie Rules drama not afraid of sharp edges

11 April 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Shades of Bruce Beresford’s classic The Club dapple this ABC series about a rag-tag bunch of footy up-and-comers with more talent than sense

Several years ago I received a vicious (but somewhat entertaining) piece of hate mail from a crew member of a big-budget superhero movie I’d criticised. This man’s corybantic fist-waving screed culminated with this zinger: “Keep toiling away on that screenplay I know you’re working on and rest assured it will never see the light of day.”

As much as I would like to take this opportunity to remind readers that film criticism and screenwriting are very different professions requiring very different skill sets, I cannot say, hand on heart, that I have never contemplated dabbling in the latter. While watching ABC TV’s new football-themed comedy/drama The Warriors, I was reminded of a script idea a friend and I tossed around two decades ago. »

- Luke Buckmaster

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Toronto Film: "Designated Survivor", "The Girlfriend Experience", "The Strain"

28 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for April 2017 including "Designated Survivor", "The Girlfriend Experience", "The Strain" and a whole lot more: 

Extras Needed For Toronto-filmed Movies/TV 

A Song For Christmas

TV Movie

Howard Braunstein Films Canada Inc.

Prod.: Deborah Marks

Exec. Prod.: Howard Braunstein, David Mackay

Dir.: Rich Newey

Mar 23 – Apr 12/17

Christmas Inheritance

TV Movie

Hp Christmas Inheritance Productions Inc.

Prod.: David Anselmo

Exec. Prod.: Brad Krevoy, Amy Krell

Dir.: Ernie Barbarash

Mar 13 - Apr 07/17

Condor Season 1

TV Series

T5 Condor Productions Inc.

Exec. Prods.: Jason Smilovic, Todd Katzberg, Lawrence Trilling

Dir.: Lawrence Trilling, + tba

Apr 24 - Aug 15/17

Crawford Season 1

TV Series

Crawford Season One, Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Laura Michalchyshyn, Mike Clattenburg

Dir.: Mike Clattenburg

Apr 17 - Jun 28/17

Dark Matter Season 3

TV Series

Prodigy Entertainment Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Jay Firestone, Joseph

Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

Dir. »

- Michael Stevens

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Cher Drops Out of Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis Movie, Citing ‘Serious Family Issue’

24 March 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cher has dropped out of Lifetime’s television movie “Flint” about the water contamination crisis, Variety has confirmed.

The iconic actress and musician was scheduled to begin shooting the film next month, but is now unable to participate, due to a family matter. Cher cited a “serious family issue” as the reason for her departure from the project, though she did not offer details.

“This has been a project so near and dear to my heart and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story. Unfortunately I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming,” Cher said in a statement provided to Variety. “I’m so glad that Craig [Zadan] and Neil [Meron] plan to move ahead and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully.”

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Sony Nabs Rights to Bruce Beresford’s ‘Ladies in Black’

21 March 2017 7:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has secured global distribution rights to “Ladies in Black,” a female-skewing Australian drama. Bruce Beresford, director of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Tender Mercies,” is set to direct.

The film is an adaptation, penned by Beresford and Sue Milliken, of Madeleine St John’s 1993 best-selling novel “The Women in Black.” Set in 1959, it tells the coming-of-age story of a suburban schoolgirl, who, while waiting for her final high school exam results, takes a summer job at a large department store. There, a group of saleswomen open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence.

The project has secured production investment funding from Screen Australia. It is expected to go into production in Sydney and surrounding New South Wales in September, immediately after Beresford completes work on Cher-starring TV movie “Flint,” for Sony Pictures Television and Lifetime Television.

Production of “Ladies in Black” is by Allanah Zitserman and Samson Productions’ Milliken. »

- Patrick Frater

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Bruce Beresford to shoot 'Ladies in Black' in Sydney

21 March 2017 3:57 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Bruce Beresford.

Bruce Beresford will shoot Ladies in Black in Sydney later this year, after securing production investment funding from Screen Australia.

The feature is based on Madeleine St John.s 1993 novel The Women in Black. The book was turned into a musical by musician Tim Finn in 2015, though the film is an adaptation of the novel, not the musical.

Set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, Ladies in Black is the story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who takes a summer job at a large department store where she works alongside a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence.

The film will be produced by Allanah Zitserman and Samson Productions. Sue Milliken. Beresford and Milliken have written the screenplay, and Morris Ruskin of The Ruskin Company will executive produce.

Beresford said he had been obsessed with adapting the book since being introduced to it by Clive James. »

- Harry Windsor

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