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Bloodline: Season Three; Will the Netflix Series Finale Have Closure?

25 May 2017 8:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What can fans expect from the final season of Bloodline? Recently, executive producer Todd Kessler spoke with TVLine about the Netflix series finaleThe drama follows the Rayburns, a family with dark secrets who reside in the Florida Keys. The cast includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek.Read More… »

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Premiere in talks with buyers for Milo Ventimiglia sci-fi 'Abduction'

18 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Project, titled Devil’s Gate in the Us, premiered at Tribeca last month.

Los Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group has added the Tribeca sci-fi thriller Abduction to the roster and begun talks with international buyers on the Croisette.

Milo Ventimiglia, riding high on NBC hit This is Us, stars alongside Amanda Schull and Shawn Ashmore.

Abduction premiered at Tribeca last month under its Us title Devil’s Gate, so named because of the North Dakota town where the action takes place.

The story centres on an FBI investigation into the case of a missing woman and her son. The husband is the chief suspect, although nothing is as it at first seems. CAA represents Us rights.

Clay Staub, who served as second unit director on the likes of 300 and Dawn Of The Dead, makes his feature directorial debut and wrote the screenplay.

Scott Mednick produces with Valérie d’Auteuil and André Rouleau of Caramel Film, and [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Premiere picks up UFO thriller 'Encounter'

16 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sci-fi directed by Fulvio Sestito will be sold to international buyers at Cannes.

Premiere Entertainment Group has added the sci-fi thriller Encounter starring Peter Stormare to its slate and will commence talks with worldwide buyers on the Croisette.

The film screens tomorrow [May 18] and centres on a documentary filmmaker who travels to a UFO convention in New Mexico where he meets a local artist with a dark secret.

As they follow a trail of clues they discover disturbing sightings and question all they believe when they become immersed in the enigmatic culture of the pueblo Indians.

Ryan Carnes, Jordan Hinson, Dee Wallace, and Martin Sensmeier star alongside Stormare.

Effects artist Fulvio Sestito wrote the screenplay and makes his feature directorial debut.

Rebecca Berrih and Martine Melloul of Elysian Fields Entertainment produced with Evan Cholfin.

Encounter will screen in 4K and joins a Premiere slate that includes the Scott Adkins thriller Incoming; thriller You Were Never Here starring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lena Headey, Alex Lawther films score deals with new-look Works

16 May 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Works Group comes to Cannes under new ownership.

The Works International has boarded international sales rights to Trudie Styler’s Berlin title Freak Show and Jordan Ross’s Tribeca title Thumper.

Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), AnnaSophia Robb (The Way Way Back), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and Bette Midler star in Celine Rattray-produced (Still Alice) comedy-drama about teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Ross’s Thumper, which is executive-produced by Cary Fukunaga stars Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ben Feldman (Cloverfield), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones).

Set in a town of low-income and fractured families, Thumper follows a group of teens who are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Lena Headey, Alex Lawther films score deals for new-look Works

16 May 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Works Group comes to Cannes under new ownership.

The Works International has boarded international sales rights to Trudie Styler’s Berlin title Freak Show and Jordan Ross’s Tribeca title Thumper.

Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), AnnaSophia Robb (The Way Way Back), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and Bette Midler star in Celine Rattray-produced (Still Alice) comedy-drama about teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Ross’s Thumper, which is executive-produced by Cary Fukunaga stars Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ben Feldman (Cloverfield), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones).

Set in a town of low-income and fractured families, Thumper follows a group of teens who are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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

9 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The LA Film Festival has unveiled its lineups for the competition sections with 42% of the films directed by women and 40% by people of color.

The festival, now in its 23rd year, announced that the U.S. fiction, documentary, world fiction, L.A. muse, and nightfall sections contain 48 feature films from 32 countries with 37 world premieres. Produced by Film Independent, the festival will open June 14 with the previously announced “The Book of Henry,” starring Jacob Tremblay and Naomi Watts. The festival is headquartered at the Arclight Culver City.

“Our competitions reflect who Film Independent is as an organization,” said Jennifer Cochis, festival director. “Within each section you’ll find discovery, diversity, and promising talent both in front of and behind the camera.”

Programming director Roya Rastegar said, “The films curated for the 2017 competition reflect the changing political climate’s impact on emerging independent filmmakers, who are compelled to tell stories about the power of conviction, »

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‘Bloodline’ Recap Video: Relive Every Essential Moment of the First 2 Seasons

24 April 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Rayburns have been very, very busy.

On Netflix’s family drama “Bloodline,” the Rayburn family may have seemed like the most upstanding, hard-working family in the Florida Keys community, but one dark secret has laid waste to their interpersonal interactions in a way that had far-reaching consequences.

Read More: ‘Bloodline’ Season 3 Trailer: Kyle Chandler Comes Home as Netflix Sets an Early Release Date for Final Season — Watch

When the series first started, patriarch Robert (Sam Shepard) and matriarch Sally (Sissy Spacek) are celebrating the 45th anniversary of their seaside hotel, The Rayburn Hotel. All of their kids are gathered for the occasion: detective John (Kyle Chandler), marina owner Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz) and attorney Meg (Linda Cardellini). Unbeknownst to the family, they’ll be joined by one more Rayburn: the eldest son Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), the black sheep of the family.

As the show unfolded, each of the Rayburns »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Bloodline’ Recap Video: Relive Every Essential Moment of the First 2 Seasons

24 April 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Rayburns have been very, very busy.

On Netflix’s family drama “Bloodline,” the Rayburn family may have seemed like the most upstanding, hard-working family in the Florida Keys community, but one dark secret has laid waste to their interpersonal interactions in a way that had far-reaching consequences.

Read More: ‘Bloodline’ Season 3 Trailer: Kyle Chandler Comes Home as Netflix Sets an Early Release Date for Final Season — Watch

When the series first started, patriarch Robert (Sam Shepard) and matriarch Sally (Sissy Spacek) are celebrating the 45th anniversary of their seaside hotel, The Rayburn Hotel. All of their kids are gathered for the occasion: detective John (Kyle Chandler), marina owner Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz) and attorney Meg (Linda Cardellini). Unbeknownst to the family, they’ll be joined by one more Rayburn: the eldest son Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), the black sheep of the family.

As the show unfolded, each of the Rayburns »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Work in progress by Anne-Katrin Titze

24 April 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jessica Oreck with Sloan Foundation's Doron Weber Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Tribeca Film Institute and Alfred P Sloan Foundation Works-In-Progress Reading had Paul Schneider directing readings by Victor Slezak, Dascha Polanco, Tom Lipinski, Britne Olford and Marshall Factora of Emily Lobsenz's Invisible Islands; Eric Talbach, Olford and Lipinski of Thor Klein's Adventures of a Mathematician, and a clip from Jessica Oreck's One Man Dies A Million Times.

Jessica, the director of The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga and cameraperson for David Byrne's Contemporary Color, directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, spoke with me at the cocktail reception. Amy Hobby, producer of Rachel Israel's Keep the Change, Ferne Pearlstein's The Last Laugh, and Treva Wurmfeld's Sam Shepard doc, Shepard & Dark, is the Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute.

Jessica Oreck's One Man Dies A Million Times at NeueHouse Photo: Anne-Katrin »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Bloodline: Season Three; Premiere Date, Photos & Trailer Released for Netflix Series

17 April 2017 6:11 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"I'd like to confess." Today, Netflix released a new trailer, photos, and the premiere date for season three of Bloodline, Deadline reports.The drama follows the Rayburns, a family with dark secrets who reside in the Florida Keys. The cast includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek.Read More… »

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

31 March 2017 12:54 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.

– Fox Searchlight has bought the rights to “The Spy With No Name,” an ebook written by Jeff Maysh and published by Amazon Kindle Single, Deadline reports. Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert of Emjag Productions will produce alongside “Argo” executive producer David Klawans.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Grasshopper Film Gets ‘Escapes,’ Amazon and IFC Films Date ‘City of Ghosts’ and More

The true story centers on Erwin van Haarlem, a Cold War secret agent who stole the identity of a Dutch man whose mother had given him up for adoption. The Communist spy pretended to be Johanna van Haarlem’s long lost son for 11 years before being caught.

– FilmRise has acquired the U.S. rights to Michael Almereyda’s “Marjorie Prime, »

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‘California Typewriter’: Documentary Featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer Gets Late Summer Release

28 March 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has bought U.S. rights to the documentary “California Typewriter,” which will open the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival on Wednesday.

California Typewriter,” which premiered at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival, will open theatrically in Los Angeles, New York and a dozen additional markets in the late summer.

The title is derived from one of the last remaining typewriter shops, located in Berkeley, Calif., which plays a major role in the film. Run by Herbert Permillion III and his family, the business is shown attempting to balance financial security with its decades-long passion for selling and restoring typewriters.

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Director Doug Nichol made the self-funded film over a period of five years. “The film was a real labor of love for everyone involved and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Gravitas and their team,” he said.

The »

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A man who speaks his mind by Anne-Katrin Titze

20 March 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Craig Johnson's Wilson, screenplay by Daniel Clowes, stars Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Wilson (Woody Harrelson) lives in a book cluttered apartment with his fox terrier Pepper. He has yet to adjust to 21st century technology. When his father is sick in the hospital, he drops off his dog with a sitter, Shelly (Judy Greer). When a stranger (Margo Martindale) he met in a parking lot offers to look up his ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern) online, a series of unexpected, life-altering discoveries occur for him. Fatherhood (a daughter named Claire, played by Isabella Amara), a kidnapping of sorts, some Antoine Doinel-style stalking, a furious former sister-in-law (Cheryl Hines as Polly), jail time, and a new lease on life are in store.

Wilson (Woody Harrelson) with Pippi (Laura Dern): "I think Wilson is kind of a catalyst ..."

In 2000, Woody Harrelson was in Sam Shepard's The »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Tony Haygarth obituary

14 March 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Distinctive supporting actor on television, stage and film

Tony Haygarth, who has died aged 72, was a salt-of-the-earth Liverpudlian actor who became a familiar face on television in series such as Emmerdale (in which he played Mick Naylor), The Bill and New Tricks, while sustaining a reputation as one of Britain’s most distinctive, and reliable, supporting actors on the main national stages.

In the mid-1990s this reputation became a little more serious when he won Equity’s Clarence Derwent award for his performance as a compromised racetrack commissioner in Sam Shepard’s Simpatico, a wonderful series of duologues in junk towns on the freeway running from Los Angeles to the desert, at the Royal Court; and secured an Olivier award nomination for his magnificent performance as the blustery redneck Juror No 3 in Harold Pinter’s West End revival of Twelve Angry Men.

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- Michael Coveney

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‘In Dubious Battle’ Review: A James Franco Period Protest Drama, Dubiously Made

18 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Dubious Battle” is not the first movie about a labor strike with Robert Duvall as the antagonizing boss man; that honor goes to the 1992 Disney musical starring Christian Bale, “Newsies,” in which Duvall portrayed Joseph Pulitzer. “Newsies” went on to receive five Golden Raspberry Award nominations, but it contained more drama and gusto than this humorless dirge from director-star James Franco.

This smug period drama follows the conventional narrative of an idealistic revolutionary and his fearless leader as they incite a strike among apple pickers in California’s fictional Torgas Valley. Matt Rager adapted the script from John Steinbeck’s 1936 novel, and the film is largely based on events that occurred during the California labor strikes of 1933.

Read More: ‘In Dubious Battle’ Trailer: James Franco Takes on John Steinbeck in His Latest Literary Adaptation

Franco is Mac, a spirited labor rights activist (some say Communist) who takes young Jim »

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‘In Dubious Battle’ Review: James Franco Takes on John Steinbeck

17 February 2017 11:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The most impressive aspect of James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle” is, by far, its cast. Unsurprisingly, Franco stars in his adaptation of what is thought to be John Steinbeck’s first major work, and joining him is a celebrity roll call: Robert Duvall, Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Shepard, Josh Hutcherson, Selena Gomez, Zach Braff, and even Danny McBride. Together, they tell the story of California apple pickers who went on strike in 1933 and of the two radical activists who instigated them. But rarely has such star wattage resulted in a film so dull. Franco has tackled legendary authors. »

- Tricia Olszewski

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In Dubious Battle Review

16 February 2017 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Let it be known that I genuinely like James Franco. Given the choice between ‘yer average pretty boy movie star and a ludicrous avant-garde polymath jester, I’ll pick the latter every time. Problem is, while the self-titled Mayor of Gay Town gleefully smashes through cultural/social/artistic boundaries like a steam train, the art that’s produced at the end of it is… not great.

And so to In Dubious Battle, an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1936 novel of the same name and the latest in Franco’s quest to put his favorite books on screen. This weighty literary project has, thus far, borne little of value. His adaptations of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying were “nearly unwatchable” and “stale and jumbled,” and his take on Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God “tedious and meandering”. Sadly, this trend remains unbroken.

Set during the Great Depression, »

- David James

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Premiere picks up dance drama 'Breaking Brooklyn'

9 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paul Becker directs the story of a homeless dancer and his brother.

Premiere Entertainment Group (Peg) has acquired international sales rights to the family holiday film Breaking Brooklyn.

Louis Gossett Jr and newcomer Colin Critchley, Nathan Kress and Madeleine Mantock star in the story about a homeless young dancer and his brother who are taken in by an old Broadway showman when their father is arrested.

When one of the young men learns that their new guardian could lose his theatre, they enter a dance contest to save it.

Paul Becker directs and Elie Samaha, Donald Kushner and Missy Valdez are the producers.

Peg CEO Elias Axume launches sales in Berlin at the European Film Market (Efm) this week and brokered the rights acquisition with Samaha.

The sales slate includes psychological thriller You Were Never Here starring Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard; crime drama The Preppie Connection; and family drama We Don’t Belong Here with Catherine Keener »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cinematic material by Anne-Katrin Titze

3 February 2017 1:32 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Return To Montauk set at Lincoln Center Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

While filming Return To Montauk (Rückkehr Nach Montauk) in New York last spring, Volker Schlöndorff spoke to me on the set. His film will have its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in a couple of weeks. We discussed shooting in Berlin with Niels Arestrup and Stellan Skarsgård, connecting Sam Shepard to Max Frisch, Brooklyn author Colm Tóibín's Henry James in his novel The Master, Proust beyond Jeremy Irons in Swann In Love, shopping for clothes, Nina Hoss and Bronagh Gallagher at Lincoln Center, and what's in an affair.

Stellan Skarsgård, Mathias Sanders, Isioma Laborde-Edozien and Colm Tóibín - New York Public Library Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Return To Montauk, co-written by Tóibín, is the story of a writer, called Max Zorn (Skarsgård), who is married to Clara (Susanne Wolff). He comes to New York to promote his book and meets again, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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James Franco Adapts John Steinbeck in Theatrical Trailer for ‘In Dubious Battle’

30 January 2017 12:56 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Despite what you may think of his talents, it is indisputable that James Franco is a prolific creator. So comes a new full-length theatrical trailer for his most recent adaptation, In Dubious Battle. Based off the novel by John Steinbeck, the film follows a California-based activist who gets tangled up in the labor movement for farm workers in the 1930s.

Jam-packed with such an extensive cast-list that it barely fits on a poster, Franco’s latest directorial effort stars himself, Nat WolffVincent D’Onofrio, Selena Gomez (in a Spring Breakers reunion!), Robert DuvallBryan CranstonEd HarrisJosh HutchersonSam ShepardScott Haze, and Zach Braff. Following screenings at Venice and Tiff last year, where it garnered mostly mixed reviews, it’ll arrive in just a few weeks.

See the trailer below.

In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up “in dubious battle” against the landowners. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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