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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Docs Reveals Full Slate, Laff Announces Its Opener, and More

19 May 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the full slate of films for AFI Docs 2017, a five-day documentary celebration in the nation’s capital. Each year, the festival is committed to providing artists with the opportunity to present powerfully told, artfully constructed stories — and to connect audiences and filmmakers with policy leaders. AFI Docs 2017 runs June 14 – 18 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.

“The 2017 slate of films reflects AFI Docs’ mission to celebrate powerfully told stories and the people at the heart of them,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Docs. “Documentaries continue to play an important role in our country regardless of partisan lines. No matter your background, these human stories have the power to inform and inspire. We look forward to another year of dynamic nonfiction cinema. »

- Kate Erbland

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La Film Festival unveils closing night film ‘Ingrid Goes West’

16 May 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Premiere and Buzz Categories are also revealed for the festival that runs June 14-22.

The La Film Festival has announced that the closing night film will be Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West.

Neon acquired the film following its world premiere in Sundance. It stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen and Pom Klementieff and joins the previously announced opening night film The Book Of Henry. 

The Buzz showcase will feature the La premieres of eight films including The Big Sick from Michael Showalter, My Friend Dahmer from Marc Meyers and Keep the Change from Rachel Israel.

The Premieres category features 10 world premieres including Sam Hoffman’s Humor Me, The Song of Sway Lake from Ari Gold and Jay Bulger’s CounterPunch.

The festival will also feature a world premiere gala screening of Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, [link »

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Aubrey Plaza’s Comedy ‘Ingrid Goes West’ to Close La Film Festival

16 May 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The La Film Festival has chosen Aubrey Plaza’s dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” as its closing night film on June 22.

Ingrid Goes West” is directed by Matt Spicer and written by Spicer and David Branson Smith. The film, which also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen, premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

Plaza’s character Ingrid Thornberg reacts to her mother’s death and a series of self-inflicted setbacks by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession Taylor Sloane (played by Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the facade begins to crack in both women’s lives.

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La Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineups With 42% Directed by Women

The La Film Festival also announced a world premiere gala screening of Ric Roman Waugh’s “Shot Caller,” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, »

- Dave McNary

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10 Things We Learned From Fox’s Upfront

15 May 2017 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox’s programming presentation went into overtime on sports Monday afternoon. The first half of the upfront at the Beacon Theater was devoted to the network’s sports operation, which seemed to overshadow the emphasis on primetime entertainment programming.

Joe Marchese, Fox’s newly appointed president of advertising revenue, gave a wonky pitch about the vitality of TV advertising versus the unknown quantities found on Facebook and YouTube. Marchese did have some news for the crowd, however, vowing that there would no longer be conventional ad breaks in FX programming made available via streaming or other on-demand platforms.

Marchese, who is known for pushing radical changes in TV advertising, beamed as he told the crowd how gratified he was to be “bringing this type of viewer-friendly ad innovation to Fox Networks Group.” He also pointed to his own new-ness in the role of Fox ad sales chief. “This is one heck of a third day at work »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Cynthia Littleton

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Star: Is the Fox TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

4 May 2017 7:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the stars align for this series? Has the Star TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Star season two. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Fox television network, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. They’re desperate for a new start and have ambitions of stardom. As reality seeps into the girls’ fantasies, they begin to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Gravitas Ventures Picks Up ‘Elian,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Leaning Into the Wind’ and More

14 April 2017 6:35 AM, 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.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the U.S. theatrical, digital and video rights to “Elián,” the story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, and how the fight over his future sparked a flashpoint for U.S. and Cuban tensions. Directed by Ross McDonnell and Tim Golden, the film is executive produced by Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Fox Searchlight Picks Up ‘The Spy With No Name,’ FilmRise Buys ‘Marjorie Prime’ and More

Elián” is slated for a platform theatrical release beginning in New York and Los Angeles on May 19. The film will also be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on »

- Graham Winfrey

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Star: Season Two; New Showrunner Hired for Fox TV Series

12 April 2017 7:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Star has a new leader. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Karin Gist has been named as the new showrunner for season two of the Fox TV series.From Lee Daniels, the drama follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady. Fox renewed the series for a second season back in February.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Saban Films acquires 'Shot Caller'

11 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Separately, Chiller Films unveils release strategy for Camera Obscura.

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to Shot Caller by Bold Films and Participant Media starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, and Jon Bernthal.

Ric Roman Waugh directed the crime drama about an ex-con forced by gang leaders to orchestrate a major crime with a rival gang in Southern California. Emory Cohen, Omari Hardwick and Benjamin Bratt round out the key cast.

Waugh produced through his Cadre Filmworks alongside Jonathan King of Participant Media, and Bold FilmsMichel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters

Bold FilmsJeffrey Stott and Lisa Zambri, Rhodes Entertainment’s Matthew Rhodes, and Participant Media’s Jeff Skol serve as executive producers.

Shot Caller is raw, gritty, expertly crafted and perfectly cast,” Saban FilmsBill Bromiley, who brokered the deal with Wme Global, said. “We could not be more proud to partner with Bold Films and Participant Media to bring this important film to »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Saban Picks up ‘Shot Caller’ Starring ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

11 April 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Ric Roman Waugh’s “Shot Caller,” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”).

The crime drama also stars Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal (“The Punisher”), Emory Cohen (“Brooklyn”), Omari Hardwick, and Benjamin Bratt.

Written by Waugh, the movie follows a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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Saban FilmsBill Bromiley said: “‘Shot Caller’ is raw, gritty, expertly crafted and perfectly cast. We could not be more proud to partner with Bold Films and Participant Media to bring this important film to audiences across North America.”

Waugh produced under his Cadre Filmworks banner alongside Jonathan King for Participant Media, and Bold FilmsMichel Litvak and Gary Michael WaltersBold FilmsJeffrey Stott and Lisa Zambri, »

- Dave McNary

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Crime Drama 'Shot Caller' Nabbed by Saban Films

11 April 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Saban Films has picked up North American distribution rights to Shot Caller, a crime thriller that stars Game of Thrones headliner Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal.

Ric Roman Waugh wrote and directed the movie that also sees Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Omari Hardwick and Benjamin Bratt in the cast.

Shot Caller is a crime drama that “follows a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California,” according to Saban, which made the announcement Tuesday.

Waugh produced the pic »

- Borys Kit

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‘Star’ Recruits ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Alum Karin Gist as Season 2 Showrunner

7 April 2017 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Karin Gist will take over as showrunner on Season 2 of Lee Daniels’ new Fox series “Star,” Variety has confirmed.

Gist will take over the music drama series as part of a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. She previously worked as a co-executive producer and writer on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” Her other credits include “Revenge,” “House of Lies,” and “One Tree Hill.” She is repped by ICM Partners and 3 Arts Entertainment.

“What a get for us! Finding the right showrunner to support Lee and Tom’s vision on ‘Star’ was a huge  priority, and we’ve had our eye on Karin for a long while- she did extraordinary work on ‘Grey’s’ and ‘Revenge,'” said 20th TV head of creative affairs Jonnie Davis. “We love what she brings to the table in terms of emotional storytelling and juicy characters. We’re excited for her to start on ‘Star’ and we know »

- Joe Otterson

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Must-see Video: A new Pixar Short – Coco: Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail

30 March 2017 2:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

We can’t wait to see what Lee Unkrich and Darla Anderson have cooked up for with Coco, Pixar’s second film due out in 2017. Coco follows the obligatory sequel Cars 3 (which promises to take the tepid franchise into darker territory) into cinemas and because they love us, the Emeryville massive have released a short film introducing us to the world of Coco, and one of more lovable character we’ll find there.

The short, entitled “Coco – Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail” has all of the keen-eyed detail and stunning animation we know and love. That it sets up the world so well, including an appearance from one of the less meaty characters, is testament to the love and attention Pixar heap on their projects.

In Coco Anthony Gonzalez voices the 12-year old Miguel, Benjamin Bratt is the voice of fabled musician Ernesto de la Cruz. »

- Jon Lyus

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Watch a new Pixar short: Coco presents ‘Dante’s Lunch’

29 March 2017 11:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ahead of the release of the upcoming Coco, Pixar have release a brand new short called ‘Dante’s Lunch’ to keep you going until the new film hits cinemas.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in UK cinemas on 1st December, »

- Paul Heath

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Pixar Releases New Coco Short

29 March 2017 4:39 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A while back, Pixar unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming Coco, which takes us into the animation giant’s vision of the afterlife. Now, another look at the movie has come our way in the form of a new short, entitled Dante’s Lunch, introducing to the lovable Dante the dog, loyal companion to the movie’s hero Miguel. While it isn’t a sequence from the movie, it is absolutely delightful and gives a good feeling of the tone and humour. Check it out for yourself below. Released: November 22nd Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘Dante’s Lunch’: ‘Coco’ Short Introduces Us to a Hungry Hairless Doggo — Watch

29 March 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Coco” won’t be released until Thanksgiving, but Pixar has just released a new short accompanying its first non-sequel since “The Good Dinosaur” to whet viewers’ appetites. “Dante’s Lunch” introduces us to the hairless doggo who serves as the best friend of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) in the upcoming feature, a musical journey through the Land of the Dead. Watch the two-minute short below.

Read More: ‘Coco’ Trailer: Gael García Bernal Goes Full Pixar in Celebration of Mexican Culture — Watch

After coming across what’s surely a rather appetizing bone, our canine hero is naturally intrigued — what red-blooded pooch wouldn’t be? This would-be meal appears to have a mind of its own, however, and once Dante latches onto it he finds himself being pulled all across his village until eventually meeting the skeleton said bone belongs to. (If internet scuttlebutt is to be believed, this may be Gael García Bernal’s Hector. »

- Michael Nordine

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Watch Disney-Pixar’s Coco short Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail

29 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney-Pixar has released a new short, Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail which introduces us to Dante, the lovable dog featured in the upcoming animated comedy Coco; watch it below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Coco here

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Coco is set for release on November 22nd in the States and on December 1st in the UK. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: Pixar’s New Short ‘Dante’s Lunch’ Introduces a ‘Coco’ Canine

29 March 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The recently released first trailer for Coco, Pixar’s next animation from Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, helped to introduce some of the characters in the film, set during the Day of the Dead in Mexico, but today we have a new short from the company that zeroes in on one particular canine.

As the pal of our lead character, Dante the Mexican hairless dog leads Dante’s Lunch — A Short Tail, a two-minute short that finds him on a bone-obsessed journey. Created early on in the animation process, it’s a bit disappointing to see Pixar stoop to Scrat-level hijinks, but if they can create another dog character as memorable as Dug from Up, we’re interested.

“We just were really happy with how it came out and thought we would share it with the world as a little appetizer until the movie comes out,” Unkrich tells Yahoo! »

- Leonard Pearce

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CinemaCon: Disney presentation reveals title of 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel

28 March 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Newly titled Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to open March 9, 2018.

A delayed start to Tuesday night’s Disney presentation meant distribution chief Dave Hollis raced through the studio’s upcoming slate before the Colosseum audience settled down to watch Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Hollis hailed once again the studio’s remarkable 2016 at the box office that generated $7.6bn worldwide and delivered four films on more than $1bn each.

The executive noted this was the year when for the first time Disney released a film from each of its divisions: Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm.

Turning to the pipeline for the next few years, he revealed that Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer have joined John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman on Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

April 21 will see the release of Disneynature documentary Born In China, followed by [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Star: Will You Watch Season Two of the Fox Series?

23 March 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox's new series Star just finished its first season earlier this month, but what about season two? The network has already renewed the Lee Daniels show for another season. What do you think? Will you watch season two?The drama follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady.Read More… »

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Star: Fox Music Drama Needs New Showrunner for Season Two

16 March 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy's Star TV show on Fox has lost another showrunner. Charles Pratt Jr. has left the Fox music business series. The first season finale, "Showtime," just aired last night. Deadline reports the production is already searching for a replacement.A drama series following three young singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business, Star stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, and Quincy Brown. Recurring cast members include Lenny Kravitz, Chad James Buchanan, Naomi Campbell, Tyrese Gibson, and Jasmine Burke. Missy Elliot and Paris Jackson guest starred in season one.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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