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Film Execs Talk Shifting the Focus to TV

15 April 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When it comes to the current film market — seek diversification, spread risk and focus on television.

That’s according to experts like Alcon Entertainment’s Scott Parish, E2B Capital’s Cassian Elwes, Weinstein CFO, Andy Kim and Ep Financial Solutions John Hadity. Execs talked money flow, casting, the reliability of the Monte Carlo Method and shifting the focus to television at Tuesday’s Film Finance Forum East presented by Winston Baker in association with Variety in New York.

“(Weinstein) is always looking to expand into other areas,” Kim said. “One is obviously television.”

While Weinstein Co. experienced past success in the reality genre with “Project Runway,” the banner has made a strategic move into dramatic television.

In January, Netflix announced a deal to exclusively distribute the Weinstein Co. produced nine-episode series “Marco Polo” about the famed 13th Century explorer. The series will be available to Netflix subscribers sometime late in »

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Film Execs Talk Shifting the Focus to TV

15 April 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to the current film market — seek diversification, spread risk and focus on television.

That’s according to experts like Alcon Entertainment’s Scott Parish, E2B Capital’s Cassian Elwes, Weinstein CFO, Andy Kim and Ep Financial Solutions John Hadity. Execs talked money flow, casting, the reliability of the Monte Carlo Method and shifting the focus to television at Tuesday’s Film Finance Forum East presented by Winston Baker in association with Variety in New York.

“(Weinstein) is always looking to expand into other areas,” Kim said. “One is obviously television.”

While Weinstein Co. experienced past success in the reality genre with “Project Runway,” the banner has made a strategic move into dramatic television.

In January, Netflix announced a deal to exclusively distribute the Weinstein Co. produced nine-episode series “Marco Polo” about the famed 13th Century explorer. The series will be available to Netflix subscribers sometime late in »

- Addie Morfoot

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Almost Mercy Lands Distro in Huge 10-Picture Deal for Woodhaven Production; New Cast and Artwork Updates

9 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We announced recently that Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder would be featured in the upcoming Almost Mercy. We've received a bunch of new casting info (including the signing of a Dr. Gash favorite!) and a mega distribution deal.

The two leads in Almost Mercy will be played by Danielle Guldin and Jessie Default. Also named to the cast will be horror legend Debbie Rochon (pictured; woo hoo!), veteran actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., Eric Nyenhuis, Tanja Lynch, Sean Leser and pro wrestler Michael Bennett.

Wrestling icon Tommy Dreamer is also scheduled to make a cameo appearance in the Woodhaven Production Company project.

"The cast is really coming together," said Almost Mercy writer/director Tom DeNucci. "We have talented fresh faces to go along with some decorated veterans of the genre. I'm thrilled to have these actors tell the story. It's a really eclectic bunch."

This casting news comes hot on the »

- Scott Hallam

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WWE Studios Finally Finds its Footing in Hollywood

3 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For a decade, WWE has wrestled with the kind of movies it wants to make, shifting from actioners and horror fare headlined by wrestlers John Cena, Kane and “Stone ColdSteve Austin to silly comedies and treacly dramas that seemed more at home on the Hallmark Channel. But over the past year, the company’s film arm, WWE Studios, appears to have found its footing.

Its biggest hit to date, the Halle Berry thriller “The Call,” earned nearly $69 million at the worldwide box office. Produced with Troika Pictures and released by Sony’s TriStar banner last year, the film represents the kind of projects WWE now wants on its slate: movies with notable names it can pair with other producers on and offset the financial risk that has dragged down so many others in Hollywood.

In March, that included co-producing the latest Scooby-Doo caper — set at WrestleMania, of course — with »

- Marc Graser

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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: I, Frankenstein

14 March 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Digital Release Date: May 2, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014

Price: DVD Tba, Blu-ray 3D Combo $39.99

Studio: Lionsgate

I, Frankenstein takes one of movies’ greatest misunderstood horror villains and modernizes him to the likes of Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles).

Eckhart’s chiseled face is covered in scars to play Frankenstein, who’s named Adam in this story.

The horror film takes place 200 years after the monster was created. Celestial forces arm Adam with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. Soon he’s dragged into the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he has the key that could destroy humankind.

I, Frankenstein is based on The Darkstorm Studios graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, but the movie version didn’t sit well with critics. They felt the film took itself too seriously and gave it a dismal 4% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. »

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Briefs: Broadway Hooker, Macklemore Has A Tidy Bowl, And Kevin Bacon Explains The 80′s

12 March 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Aaron Eckhart (above), who is 46, James Taylor is 66, Ron Jeremy is 61, and Al Jarreau is 74.

Pretty Woman is coming to the Broadway stage.

Meet Brandon Ambrosino, Homophobes’ Favorite Gay Writer And Vox’s Newest Hire. Yes, we’re well aware of this guy. Really, Ezra Klein?

How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at Cpac 2014

Anti-Gay Barilla Doesn’t Mind Profiting Off Gay-Friendly City

Jim Halterman talks to Stephen Amell about the recent Sara and Nyssa development on Arrow, and what the reaction would have been if it was two male characters.

Pastor Says Frozen is a Satanic Attempt To Make Kids Gay. Yeah … and?

Kevin Bacon explains the 80′s to Millennials.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Neil Patrick Harris photoshoot for Out

Macklemore has a message: Its Time That Us Men Started Respecting To The Basin That Our Queens Sit On! »

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I, Frankenstein Coming to DVD, Blu-ray And Digital From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

11 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Here’s everything you need to know about Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s release of I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney. I think the most intriguing part of the release is going to be all the from-graphic-novel-to-big-screen featurettes.

From Lionsgate Home Entertainment I, Frankenstein

From the producers of Underworld, Aaron Eckhart stars in the dark fantasy action thriller, I, Frankenstein, arriving on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will also be available earlier on Digital HD May 2

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, »

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'I, Frankenstein' Blu-ray and DVD Releases May 13th

11 March 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2. From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's Chuck, TV's Dexter), Miranda Otto (The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King, TV's Rake), Jai Courtney (upcoming Divergent, A Good Day to Die Hard) and Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans), I, Frankenstein was written for the screen and directed »

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I, Frankenstein Blu-ray / DVD Release Date & Cover Art

10 March 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the I, Frankenstein‘s theatrical release in January, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release this May:

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2. From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein’s monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV’s “Chuck,” TV’s “Dexter”), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TV’s “Rake”), Jai Courtney (upcoming Divergent, »

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I, Frankenstein – Action Horror Film Arriving on 3D Blu-ray

10 March 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

I, Frankenstein, arriving on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will also be available earlier on Digital HD May 2.

From the producers of Underworld, Aaron Eckhart stars in the dark fantasy action thriller,

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Make Room for I, Frankenstein in Your Home Video Collection

10 March 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A few short months after failing to impress the majority of horror fans, the action-packed I, Frankenstein heads home with multiple means of consumption. Read on for full details!

From the Press Release

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2.

From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's "Chuck," TV's "Dexter"), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, »

- John Squires

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Chris Hardwick's Epic Journey to Nerdist: ‘I Was Becoming a Drunk Guy Who Used to be on TV’

5 March 2014 6:22 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There was a time all Chris Hardwick's energy went into video games and drinking. That's changed. The comedian and veteran TV host chats zombies on AMC's “Talking Dead” on Sundays and brings home the laughs weeknights on Comedy Central's hit late night game show, “@midnight.” He tweets all day to his 2.2 million followers @nerdist and hosts everyone from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to actor Aaron Eckhart on his daily Nerdist Podcast. But for Hardwick, the route to success was anything but direct. Hardwick sat down with TheWrap to talk about his newest show and the years of rejection that he fought through. »

- L.A. Ross

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Winners

2 March 2014 11:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska at this afternoon's 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Blue Jasmine, Fruitvale Station, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Short Term 12, This Is Martin Bonner and 20 Feet from Stardom also received awards at the ceremony, which is held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.

Highlights from last night's ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt include: The first ever award delivered via Wild Rabbit's state-of-the-art drone. Mid-show Oswalt also received multiple motivational messages via Skype from Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and... his parents. Also showcased during the ceremony, the Indie-izer, Patton's newly developed app that turns any Hollywood big budget film into an indie film.

The Spirit Awards were the first event to exclusively honor independent film, »

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WWE Studios to Remake French Comedy ‘Queens of the Ring’ (Exclusive)

26 February 2014 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After partnering with Warner Bros. on the French production “Les Reines Du Ring,” which was released theatrically in the country last summer, WWE Studios has acquired U.S. distribution and worldwide remake rights to the comedy.

Jean-Marc Rudnicki directed the film about a mother attempting to reconnect with her estranged son who is a passionate WWE fan. To grab her son’s attention, she embarks on a rigorous training program to become a WWE Diva and enlists her colleagues at a supermarket to join her journey to become the “Queens of the Ring.”

Fabrice Goldstein, Antoine Rein and Thomas Langmann (“The Artist”), produced the comedy, that starred Marilou Berry, Nathalie Baye, Andre Dussollier, Audrey Fleurot, and featured WWE stars Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Eve Torres.

“We are excited to acquire distribution and remake rights to a wonderfully entertaining comedy like ‘Queens of the Ring,’” said Michael Luisi, president of WWE Studios. »

- Marc Graser

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'Dallas Buyers Club' Co-Writer Signs With Anonymous Content (Exclusive)

25 February 2014 3:46 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Screenwriter Melisa Wallack has signed with Anonymous Content, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She and Craig Borten are co-nominees for original screenplay at the Academy Awards this weekend for Dallas Buyers Club. It was Wallack’s first script, written a decade ago at the start of the film’s famously long route to the Dolby Theatre. The duo also received a WGA nomination this year for the work. The Skidmore College graduate was named one of Variety’s “10 Screenwriters to Watch” in 2005. Two years later, she wrote and co-directed the indie dramedy Meet Bill, starring Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba

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3 Days to Kill | Review

21 February 2014 4:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Days Go By: McG Can’t Find the Beat in Mottled Espionage Drama

Now with a handful of brightly lit baubles of films to his name since beginning as a music video director, McG can add another title to a mounting filmography that has yet to sport something of a healthy shelf life with 3 Days to Kill. Co-written and produced by Luc Besson, this could technically be considered McG’s foray outside of Hollywood, but many expecting to see something along the lines of Taken—and if that’s what you seek, there may be something for you—then rejoice, as here Liam Neeson is replaced by grizzled Kevin Costner and ham jammed into Paris to reunite with the expat wife and kid he left there due to his career with the CIA. But McG’s film actually plays like a glossier, family friendly version of last year’s Erased, »

- Nicholas Bell

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WWE Has No Plans to Exit Film Business

20 February 2014 11:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With WWE Studios finding its footing with hits like the Halle Berry thriller “The Call” and made-for-tv movies like ABC Family’s “Christmas Bounty,” WWE has no plans to leave Hollywood.

After co-producing films with 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate before moving to self-finance a slate it self-distributed through the Samuel Goldwyn Co., in 2010, WWE Studios has now settled into a new business model that has it mitigate the risk of making movies by partnering with notable producers and distributors. Film banner is run by former Miramax exec Michael Luisi.

“We have a new business model,” said WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon during an earnings call Thursday to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and 2013 results. “It’s our third model. This one is working.”

The release of five films and “Christmas Bounty” in 2013 boosted WWE Studios’ revenue to $10.8 million, compared to $7.9 million in 2012. Pics released during the period »

- Marc Graser

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Jai Courtney Set to Join Emilia Clarke as Kyle Reese in ‘Terminator’ Reboot

19 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The character that Michael Biehn made awesome, Anton Yelchin made dumb, and Jonathan Jackson made boring, is returning to the big screen, as Jai Courtney has been cast as human resistance leader Kyle Reese in 2015′s Terminator: Genesis. Skynet’s worst enemy has had quite a crisis of identity since Biehn nailed the nuance of the role in James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi action masterpiece, The Terminator, and his lasting imprint on the character will insure that Courtney has some substantial boots to fill. Courtney’s slim resume may make fans of the Terminator franchise, and Reese in particular, nervous about his capturing the role. His closest competition was model-turned-actor Boyd Holbrook, who while building an increasing film profile, has similarly not had his breakout role as of yet. Nailing Kyle Reese would go a long way in helping audiences forget his wooden performance in John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard, an »

- Dustin Hucks

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About Last Night

17 February 2014 6:39 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

About Last Night

Directed by: Steve Pink

Cast: Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall, Christopher McDonald

Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: February 14, 2014

Plot: Bernie (Hart) and Debbie (Hall) start to hate each other when a highly-sexual relationship gets serious. Meanwhile, their respective roommates Danny (Ealy) and Debbie (Bryant) begin to fall in love.

Who’S It For? Those who like their amount of real-life romance equaled to their sexual comedy, even if the sum is a bit underwhelming. And similarly, those who can look past a terribly made film.

Overall

Featuring three main performers from 2012′s Think Like a Man, About Last Night has a few credible moments within its story. With disturbing misfortune, they are amongst an experience of bad filmmaking. For sake of not losing my readership off the bat, I’ll save that tangent for later, and will at least start with what works here. »

- Nick Allen

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Karen Gillan Reflects On A Freaky New ‘Oculus’ Poster

16 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Blumhouse Productions and WWE Studios will soon unite on another forthcoming horror, Incarnate starring Aaron Eckhart, but they first come together for the promising chiller Oculus. Director Mike Flanagan’s film was warmly received by genre fans at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival with the plot concerning a beautiful woman (played by former Doctor Who sidekick Karen Gillan) who attempts to exonerate her brother, convicted of the murder of their parents ten years previous, by proving the grisly crime was committed by a supernatural force.

If you missed the highly-effective first trailer and poster, don’t forget to check them out. In the meantime, take a look at the latest poster from the film co-starring Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff.

Oculus will haunt Us cinemas from the 11th April. No word on a UK release just yet.

Source: WWE Films

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