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Tribeca: Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield Talk Breaking Out of TV Roles for 'About Alex'

18 April 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The indie drama About Alex features a number of well-known TV actors, including Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, New Girl's Max Greenfield and Parenthood's Jason Ritter. The movie's writer-director, Jesse Zwick, who makes his feature film debut with the project, also has a TV background, not only writing for Parenthood but also being the son of legendary producer Ed Zwick (Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, Once and Again). Photos: Nas, Robert De Niro and Susan Sarandon Attend the Tribeca Film Festival The elder Zwick executive produced the project, but his writer-director son is quick to clarify his

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Tribeca Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza & Max Greenfield Ruin The Moment In Clip From 'About Alex'

16 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of our 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off today, "About Alex" already has us impressed by the cast director Jesse Zwick (son of Ed Zwick) has pulled together for his debut. Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), Maggie Grace, Nate Parker, Max MinghellaJane Levy and Jason Ritter all feature in the ensemble dramedy, making it one to keep an eye on. Penned by Zwick as well, the "Big Chill"-esque tale follows seven college friends who reunite for a weekend of fun and togetherness after one of them suffers a breakdown, only to discover that as much as they've drifted apart in the intervening time, old jealousies, flirtations and political differences still flare up. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, just taking a picture starts a war of words. "About Alex" premieres on April 17th at Bmc Tribeca Pac. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Electric sells Boys to UK

8 April 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has closed multiple territories including a UK deal for the military thriller Boys Of Abu Ghraib.

Head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska has licensed rights to 4 Digital Media for the UK, Anchor Bay for Australia/New Zealand and Daro for South Africa. 

Mehandjiyska will continue sales in Cannes next month.

Vertical Entertainment handles the current Us release of Boys Of Abu Ghraib, Luke Moran’s feature directorial debut about a friendship between a Us solider and an Iraqi detainee at the notorious prison.

Moran stars with Sean Astin, Sara Paxton and John Heard. Edward Zwick presents the film with Marshall Herskovitz, who served as executive producer alongside Rogan Donelly.

Electric Entertainment’s international sales and distribution division launched last year at the Afm and the slate include Aj Edwards’ The Better Angels, John Slattery’s Sundance entry God’s Pocket, Hannah Espia’s Transit and The Wannabe, on which Devlin »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tobey Maguire, Alexandra Milchan Producing Serial-Killer Drama ‘Red Mohawk’

31 March 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures and producer Alexandra Milchan are developing the serial-killer drama “The Red Mohawk.”

Based on a book by Anonymous, the story centers on a murderer called The Red Mohawk who has the head of a skeleton. A French edition titled “Psycho Killer” was published in October by Sonatine Editions in Paris.

Maguire and Matthew Plouffe are producing with Milchan.

Anonymous also penned “The Book With No Name,” “The Eye of the Moon,” “The Devil’s Graveyard” and “The Book of Death” — a series centered on the Bourbon Kid, a teenager who becomes a supernatural serial killer after drinking tainted alcohol.

Material Pictures’ other projects include Henrik Ruben Genz’s “Good People,” which stars James Franco; “Pawn Sacrifice,” with Ed Zwick directing Maguire and Liev Schreiber; and “Z For Zachariah,” starring Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Margot Robbie.

Milchan was an exec producer on “The Wolf of Wall Street »

- Dave McNary

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About Last Night Review

20 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

When two star-crossed lovers in this Steve Pink production settle down to indulge in Edward Zwick’s About Last Night…, in that instance you realise that though sharing the same name as the 1986 endeavour, this is by no means a straight up remake, instead more of a contemporary reimagining of sorts, paying homage to the classic romantic comedy. However that doesn’t let this one off the hook so easily, as a film that remains exasperatingly devoid of unique and original ideas.

The aforementioned couple are Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant), who meet as part of a double date, with their respective best friends Bernie (Kevin Hart) and Joan (Regina Hall). While the latter seem more intent on arguing and ridiculing the other, the former fall hopelessly in love, and in spite of their friends’ advice, Debbie moves in to Danny’s apartment. However while their intense, passionate »

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Zhang Yimou To Climb The "Great Wall"

18 March 2014 9:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou ("House of Flying Daggers," "Raise the Red Lantern") is in talks to direct the supernatural meets historical epic "Great Wall" at Legendary Pictures.

The story deals with British soldiers traveling through 15th century China who witness the construction of the massive edifice that will one day be known as the Great Wall of China. They soon discover that its intended purpose is not to keep out human beings, but terrifying otherworldly creatures.

The project was conceived by Legendary CEO Thomas Tull and "World War Z" writer Max Brooks back in 2012. It got pretty far along as well - Ed Zwick was attached to direct while Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker were to star in the film.

Scheduling and creative issues ultimately caused the project to be put on hold and re-conceived. It's now ready to go again, likely through Legendary's Asian division Legendary East. A rewrite is expected, »

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Facebook Competition: Win A Date Night Blu-Ray & DVD Bundle With ‘About Last Night’

18 March 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Steve Pink’s About Last Night (at cinemas 21st March) we are giving away two Date Night Blu-ray/DVD bundles that consists of  Think Like A Man, Friends With Benefits and About Last Night (1986).

The film is a modern re-imagining of the classic romantic comedy from Edward Zwick and his Brat pack. This time around the contemporary twist on events closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually tested in the real world.

Check out the trailer below:

So, how would you like to win a bundle? Get on over and ‘like’ our Facebook page, answer the question on the competition post and if you feel like adding some more luck, feel free to share!

Good Luck! We’ll pick those winners next Thursday 27th March!

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Director Yimou Zhang Replaces Edward Zwick on 'The Great Wall'

18 March 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Celebrated Chinese director Yimou Zhang has come aboard to replace Edward Zwick on The Great Wall, the first project under Legendary Pictures' off-shoot Legendary East, which is focused on Chinese-themed projects.

The drama was close to starting production back in 2012 before scheduling issues caused director Edward Zwick to leave in September 2012. The production was initially bumped due to inclement weather conditions in China and New Zealand, and also because funding had not been fully secured.

Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker were initially set to star as two British soldiers travelling through 15th Century China, who witness the Great Wall of China's construction. They learn that the Chinese are not building the wall to keep out the invading Mongol forces, but to keep an evil supernatural force at bay. At this time, neither actor is involved in the project.

Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz wrote the script, based on an »

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House Of Flying Daggers Director Zhang Yimou to Replace Ed Zwick on Great Wall

18 March 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Legendary Pictures is putting The Great Wall back together.  The project initially came very close to production with Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) directing and Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) in the lead roles, but scheduling issues and creative differences brought the film to a halt.  The central conceit—which was hatched by Legendary CEO Thomas Tull and World War Z author Max Brooks—explores the mystery behind why The Great Wall was constructed in China.  In Zwick’s iteration, supernatural forces played a role as the wall was built not to keep anyone in, but to keep terrifying creatures out. Though it was over a year ago that Zwick dropped out, Legendary is going to try to get The Great Wall moving again with Hero director Zhang Yimou.  Hit the jump for more. Per Heat Vision, Chinese director Zhang Yimou is in talks to take »

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Zhang Yimou Eyes China Epic The Great Wall

18 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Legendary's 15th century China epic The Great Wall appears to have found a new helmer today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Zhang Yimou ( Hero , House of Flying Daggers ) is in talks to direct. Ed Zwick was previously attached to helm the project, which very nearly moved forward with Henry Cavill, Benjamin Walker and Zhang Ziyi headlining. At the moment, however, no acting talent appears to be attached. The Great Wall was originally said to follow British warriors who happen upon the hurried construction of the massive wall. As night falls, the warriors realize that the haste in building the wall isn.t just to keep out the Mongols . there is something inhuman and more dangerous. Zwick wrote the screenplay with Marshall Herskovitz, although a rewrite is now being »

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Kevin Hart, why isn't he box-office gold?

17 March 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He's appeared in two top TV comedies and had the Apatow seal of approval but Hart has still to top his mega-successful stand-up movie

Judging by About Last Night, we are still waiting for pint-sized stand-up sensation Kevin Hart to make his movie breakthrough. He's been at it for a while now, having appeared as long ago as 2002, aged only 23 and still fresh from a traumatic childhood in Philadelphia. In parallel with his successful stand-up career, Hart has been courting Hollywood for a decade, appearing in Scary Movie 3 and Judd Apatow's college sitcom Undeclared, and building up lots of goodwill, not to mention some influential friends. He was Jason Segal's roommate for a while, which gave him juice with the Axis of Apatow, and netted him cameos in The 40 Year Old Virgin and This Is The End, plus tasty TV appearances on Party Down, the best »

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Wme Hires Stuart Manashil Away From CAA; Move Puts Many Clients In Play

13 March 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Stuart Manashil has just joined Wme as a literary agent in the Motion Picture Department. Manashil spent the last 6 1/2 years at CAA and before that spent six years at UTA. Now, the question is which of the clients Manashil worked with will make the move with him. Wme did very well when it hired Dan Aloni after he left CAA and also when Warren Zavala made the move. Both took nearly all of their clients. Related: Who’s Who Of Nsa And Tech Heavyweights Brought Together At Wme Annual Retreat The clients Manashil worked with includes Oliver Stone, Ed Zwick, Tommy Lee Jones, Larry Kasdan, Olivier Assayas, Alejandro Amenabar, Juan Campanella, Fede Alvarez, Ariel Vromen, Brad Furman, Jose Padilha, Max Winkler, Alex Graves, and Adam Wingard. He also works with Matt Aldrich, Skip Woods, Matteo Garrone, Eugenio Derbez, and James Patterson and producers Art Linson, Irwin Winkler, Fernando Bovaira and Steven Schneider. »

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Arrow Films Takes U.K. Rights to Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic ‘God’s Pocket’

10 March 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Arrow Films has taken all U.K. rights to John Slattery’s feature directorial debut “God's Pocket,” which stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment picked up foreign rights to the pic at Sundance. IFC Films is handling U.S. distribution.

Arrow, whose recent theatrical titles include “Love Is All You Need,” “The Hunt” and “A Hijacking,” plans to release the film later this year.

Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska negotiated the deal with Tom Stewart, acquisitions director for Arrow.

“The film stands as a great example of just what a wonderful actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was, and to see such a rich ensemble cast perform at the top of their game alongside him provides a fitting testament to the late star,” Stewart said.

The film also stars Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Caleb Landry Jones.

It was written by Slattery and Alex Metcalf, »

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Hoffman's final film sold to UK

10 March 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Electric Entertainment marks first major territorial sale of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final film as a leading man to Arrow Films in the UK.

Arrow Films has secured all UK rights to to John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment.

The film, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, will be released in the UK later in 2014.

Review: God’s Pocket

It was reported last week that the movie will be released on May 9 in Us theatres, distributed by IFC Films, and it will be available on video demand from May 14.

The film, which drew heated bidding for the foreign rights when it debuted at Sundance in January, was acquired by Electric and became part of their slate at last month’s European Film Market in Berlin. 

Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska negotiated the deal with Tom Stewart, acquisitions director for Arrow Films.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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12 Years a Slave to be part of Us national curriculum

28 February 2014 4:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Steve McQueen's Oscar-tipped film to become mandatory viewing for American state-educated teenagers

• Full coverage: 12 Years a Slave

Students at Us schools are to watch the Oscar-nominated race drama 12 Years a Slave as part of the national curriculum from September.

The National School Boards Association has made the film's viewing mandatory in all public (state-run) high schools. It will also provide children with copies of the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup which formed the basis of the biopic and a study guide. The board has partnered with the American talk show host Montel Williams, distributor New Regency and publisher Penguin Books for the project, according to Variety.

"When Hollywood is at its best, the power of the movies can be harnessed into a powerful educational tool," Williams said in a statement. "This film uniquely highlights a shameful period in American history, and in doing so will evoke in students a desire »

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Lily Rabe To Topline In ABC Pilot ‘The Visitors’

24 February 2014 7:50 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

American Horror Story‘s Lily Rabe has been tapped as the lead in ABC drama pilot The Visitors, from Amblin TV. Penned by Soo Hugh, The Visitors chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. Rabe will play Claire Bennigan, an FBI agent and single mother who is torn between work and home life. Rabe, repped by ICM Partners, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose, will next be seen in Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice. »

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Lily Rabe to Star in ABC Alien Invasion Drama ‘The Visitors’

24 February 2014 7:27 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

From witchy women to an alien invasion: “American Horror Story’s” Lily Rabe will star in ABC’s “The Visitors,” the one-hour drama pilot from “Under the Dome’s” Soo Hugh.

The show, based on the Ray Bradbury short story “Zero Hour,” is about the race to stop an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world.

Hugh wrote the pilot for Amblin Television/ABC Studios and is exec producing with Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg and Dawn Olmstead.

Mark Romanek (“Never Let Me Go”) will direct the first episode.

Rabe, who also appears in Edward Zwick’s upcoming Bobby Fisher film biopic, “Pawn Sacrifice,” is represented by ICM Partners, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.

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Gravity, Frozen win at Cas Awards

23 February 2014 11:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Warner Bros’ global hit was one of the big winners at the Cinema Audio Society’s 50th Annual Cas Awards over the weekend (22).

Gravity won Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Live Action for the sound mixing team of production mixer Chris Munro, re-recording mixers Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri and Christopher Benstead, scoring mixer Gareth Cousins, Adr mixers Chris Navarro and Thomas J. O’Connell and foley mixer Adam Fil Mendez.

Frozen triumphed in the corresponding animation category. Personnel comprised the sound mixing team of original dialogue Mixer Gabriel Guy, re-recording mixers David E Fluhr and Gabriel Guy, scoring mixer Casey Stone and foley mixer Mary Jo Lang

Re-recording mixer Andy Nelson received the Cas Career Achievement Award, while Edward Zwick was presented with the Cas Filmmaker Award. Dolby executive David W Gray presented a tribute to Ray Dolby.

12 Years A Slave won Excellence In Period Film award at the 16th annual Costume Designers »

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Gravity, Frozen win at Cas

23 February 2014 11:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Warner Bros’ global hit was one of the big winners at the Cinema Audio Society’s 50th Annual Cas Awards over the weekend (22).

Gravity won Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Live Action for the sound mixing team of production mixer Chris Munro, re-recording mixers Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri and Christopher Benstead, scoring mixer Gareth Cousins, Adr mixers Chris Navarro and Thomas J. O’Connell and foley mixer Adam Fil Mendez.

Frozen triumphed in the corresponding animation category. Personnel comprised the sound mixing team of original dialogue Mixer Gabriel Guy, re-recording mixers David E Fluhr and Gabriel Guy, scoring mixer Casey Stone and foley mixer Mary Jo Lang

Re-recording mixer Andy Nelson received the Cas Career Achievement Award, while Edward Zwick was presented with the Cas Filmmaker Award. Dolby executive David W Gray presented a tribute to Ray Dolby.

12 Years A Slave won Excellence In Period Film award at the 16th annual Costume Designers »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Frozen’ Tops in Sound Mixing

23 February 2014 1:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravity” and “Frozen” continued to lay waste to their competition in technical awards races as the two much-lauded pics collected motion picture mixing honors at the Cinema Audio Society Awards Saturday night.

Gravity” won for sound mixing in a live-action pic while “Frozen” was honored for mixing in an animated film.

Another project with enough awards to fill several mantels, HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” added another statuette to its collection, taking the award for mixing in a TV movie or mini-series.

Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere” won the award for hourlong skein and “Modern Family: Goodnight Gracie” won in the half-hour category. ”History of the Eagles, Part 1″ won for non-fiction TV.

The presentation, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, marked the 50th anniversary of the Cas Awards. David Fluhr, president of the org (who would later be among the winners for »

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