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HBO Movie ‘The Normal Heart’ Wins Producers Guild’s Stanley Kramer Award

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The HBO movie “The Normal Heart” will receive the 2015 Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, the PGA announced on Friday.

The film, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Scott Ferguson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Jason Blum, Dede Gardner, Dante Di Loreto, Ryan Murphy and Brad Pitt, was based on Larry Kramer’s play chronicling the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

Also read: Why Mark Ruffalo Didn’t Want to Play Larry Kramer in ‘The Normal Heart’ at First

The Stanley Kramer Award was established by the PGA in 2002 to honor films or »

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Nicola Peltz Replacing Lily Collins In Low Riders Movie

12 December 2014 11:07 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age Of Extinction) is joining the cast of the untitled Low Riders project for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. As previously announced, Demian Bichir has been tapped to play the lead in the pic, which takes place in the East L.A. world of lowrider cars and street tagging. Eva Longoria also stars.

Peltz replaces Lily Collins, who had previously been attached, for the role of Lorelei.

Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct the script, written by Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping. Previous drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James.

Imagine’s Brian Grazer will produce the Low Riders movie with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Kim Roth and Alexandre Dauman will oversee for Imagine, with Couper Samuelson overseeing for Blumhouse.

Peltz is repped by Wme and Management 360.

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New Line Sets Blumhouse Horror Title ‘Gallows’ for July 10

10 December 2014 6:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line has set high school horror film “Gallows” — formerly titled “Superstition” — for a July 10 release.

New Line bought the found-footage project from Blumhouse Prods. and Film 360, the film production operation of Management 360.

The project grew out of directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff posting footage on YouTube. Film 360 discovered the project and teamed micro-budget icon Jason Blum to produce.

New Line closed a deal for the finished film last July and originally scheduled it for Oct. 23, 2015. The company scored a pair of solid horror hits with 2013’s “The Conjuring” and this fall’s spinoff “Annabelle.”

As for Blum, he’s been behind an array of highly profitable horror franchises: “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister” and “The Purge.”

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Ouija and The Book Of Life Blu-Rays Get Detailed and Dated

9 December 2014 11:35 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

A pair of this year's movie releases, the horror film Ouija and the animated adventure The Book of Life, are coming to your home entertainment system early next year, and the studios have given us a look at what you'll find on the disc when they release.  Come inside to learn more!

I know how vastly different these titles, and the audiences for them, are.  However, since information on both of them came out at the same time, I thought it'd be easier to put everything into one convenient article.  So check out the official press releases below for the upcoming blu-rays for The Book of Life and Ouija

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manolo, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a magical journey that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in The Book Of Life available on Blu-ray™ 3D, »

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Come and Get this New Teaser for MTV’s Eye Candy

8 December 2014 2:16 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

MTV has released another teaser for its upcoming “Eye Candy,” and we have a look at it right here. The 10-episode series, which is executive produced by Twilight‘s Catherine Hardwicke and Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), debuts on Monday, January… Continue Reading →

The post Come and Get this New Teaser for MTV’s Eye Candy appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Ouija Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Release Details

8 December 2014 8:29 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal has announced that Ouija will get a digital release in January before being available on Blu-ray and DVD in February:

“Universal City, California, December 8, 2014 – Inspired by the classic occult board game, a group of teens accidentally unleash a dark power from the other side in Ouija coming to Digital HD on January 13 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand on February 3 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) and Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge), Ouija delivers extra chills with exclusive bonus content including a deeper look inside the mystery of the Ouija board, film commentary and much more.

After Debbie (Shelley Hennig, “Teen Wolf”) suddenly dies, her best friend Laine (Olivia Cooke, “Bates Motel,”) attempts to contact her »

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Chris Pratt Shares His Son’s Premature Birth Story at March of Dimes Celebration of Babies

6 December 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a speech both touching and funny at Friday’s March of Dimes Celebration of Babies, Chris Pratt shared about his son Jack’s premature birth, born nine weeks early at just 3 pounds, 12 ounces. “That’s a decent-sized bass,” he said to laughs from the star-studded crowd at the Beverly Wilshire. “Very small for a human.”

“I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor — I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy,” Pratt said. While Jack was in the Nicu, Pratt said he cherished moments where he’d cradle his son skin-to-skin. “I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”

Pratt and his »

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'Jane Got a Gun' Release Date Pushed Again

3 December 2014 12:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity has pushed the release date for Western Jane Got a Gun once again. The film, starring Natalie Portman, has been moved nearly seven months, from Feb. 20 to Sept. 4, 2015. Relativity recently dated Jason Blum's Lazarus for the Super Bowl weekend of Feb. 20, so moving Jane Got a Gun avoids the Western facing off against the modern-day take on Frankenstein. Filmed in March 2013, Jane Got a Gun was first slated to be released on Aug. 29, 2014, but Relativity pushed it to Feb. 20, 2015, in April. Gavin O'Connor directed the Western, which stars Portman

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Metrodome nabs Jason Blum horror, sets 2015 slate

3 December 2014 1:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK distributor picks up The Town That Dreaded Sundown, finalises slate.

UK distributor Metrodome has finalised its release slate for the first half of 2015 with the acquisition of Jason Blum (Sinister) and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story)-produced horror The Town That Dreaded Sundown, which is set for release next April.

Alfonso Gomez Rejon (American Horror Story) directs the remake of the seventies horror about the unsolved Moonlight Murders of 1946 that took place in the American border town of Texarkana.

The film stars Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Denis O’Hare, Edward Herrmann and Veronica Cartwright.

Metrodome’s Jezz Vernon said: “We were huge fans of the original film but the reboot is an altogether rarer beast – whip smart, terrifying and hugely cinematic. Jason and Ryan came together as huge fans of the original and have produced a truly inspired vision for a return to Texarkana”.

Metrodome has now finalised its theatrical »

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Earmarked For A 3D Release

28 November 2014 11:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

On the back of a report from Bloody Disgusting, we might now know why Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Productions decided to shift the fifth instalment in their annual spook franchise from its regular Halloween slot to next spring. According to the horror outlet, the next chapter in the demon series, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, has apparently been granted a 3D release.

Currently in production, The Ghost Dimension has long-time series editor, Gregory Plotkin in the director’s chair and franchise newbies, Project Almanac‘s Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark, penning the script. It’s possible that the unique elements required for the ‘ghost dimension’ were a key factor in the decision to render the pic in 3D. Per Bloody Disgusting, the plan is to shoot the film digitally before converting it to 3D in post-production.

Aside from the subtitle, which was announced back in September along with the release change, »

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Making Music In ‘Whiplash:’ Teller, Simmons, Chazelle On Playing The Room – The Contenders

28 November 2014 9:02 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In this video from our Oscar showcase The Contenders, Whiplash stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons talk about their own surprisingly substantial music backgrounds and how that helped shape writer/director Damien Chazelle’s intense, mostly autobiographical tale of the relationship between a teacher and a jazz drummer.

“We were making music in the room,” says Simmons of the film’s performance segments, shot alongside professional jazz musicians. “It was really cool.”

The film also stars Melissa Benoist and Paul Reiser. It was produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster and Michael Litvak.

Whiplash won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance last winter. It has grossed about $4.1 million worldwide, on an estimated production budget of $3.3 million since its Oct. 10 release.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Let us know.

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Jason Blum Talks Mercy, Adapting Stephen King, What He Looks For in a Script, How He Picks Directors, Filming in La, Working With The MPAA and More

26 November 2014 7:11 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now available on Blu-ray is Mercy, Peter Cornwell's feature length adaptation of Stephen King's short story Gramma, which follows a single mother (Frances O'Connor) and her two young sons as they relocate to a remote country estate to care for her ailing mother, Mercy (Shirley Knight).  Unlike most grandmothers, Mercy isn't all candies and kisses on the cheek, and as her prognosis worsens the family learns shocking truths about the source of Mercy's darkness.  Mercy also stars Chandler Riggs, Mark Duplass, Dylan McDermott, and Joel Courtney. Nearly two years ago I joined a handful of journalists on set while they were filming Mercy in Simi Valley.  While there, we had an opportunity to sit down for a lengthy chat with producer Jason Blum.  This was my first time speaking with Blum (who I've interviewed a number of times since), and I was instantly struck by the clarity of »

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Birdman Soars At The 2015 Spirit Awards

25 November 2014 7:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As 2014 winds down, the film industry is kicking into awards season once again, with today revealing nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards. As many predicted, Birdman is leading the pack with six nominations, including one for Best Picture. Other big winners at the moment include Selma, Nightcrawler and Whiplash.

The Spirit Awards will be held on February 21st, 2015, just one day before the Oscars. Below is a detailed listing of the nominees, check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood – Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange – Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma – Producers: Christian Colson, »

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30th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

25 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning.

Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presenting the nominations. Watch Here.

Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma and Whiplash.

“As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, “this year’s nominees are an astonishingly strong group of films and filmmakers which demonstrate the uniqueness of vision we honor at this show.”

Inherent Vice was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was created in 2008 in honor of legendary director Robert Altman who was known for creating extraordinary ensemble casts.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is a testament to the »

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"Birdman" Tops Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

25 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" received the most nods from the Independent Spirit Awards! Nominations were announced today, and "Birdman" got 6 noms including Best Feature, Director, Editing, Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Supporting Male for Edward Norton.

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," and Ava Duvernay's "Selma" each received 5 nominations.

We'll find out the winners on Saturday, February 21st.

Here's the full list of nominees for the

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, »

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Birdman leads Spirit Award noms

25 November 2014 10:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman earned six nods and Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma five apiece as Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna unveiled the 2014 Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on November 25.Scroll down for full list of nominations

Birdman, Boyhood and Selma are in contention for best feature alongside Love Is Strange and Whiplash, which earned four nominations.

Richard Linklater and Alejandro G Iñárritu join Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, Selma’s Ava DuVernay and David Zellner for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter on the directors list.

Much-fancied Michael Keaton is nominated for his lead performance in Birdman and will compete against Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Selma’s David Oyelowo, a late arrival to the awards banquet who has earned high praise in recent weeks for his role as Martin Luther King Jr.

The best actress category is populated by Julianne Moore for Still Alice — arguably the awards season front-runner in this race — as well as Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant, which »

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“Birdman”, “Boyhood”, “Nightcrawler”, and “Selma” lead the 30th Spirit Awards nominations

25 November 2014 10:36 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Just a few moments ago, the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominations for their 30th annual ceremony, once again providing a mix of future Academy Award nominees and smaller contenders getting their moment in the sun. In terms of the former, Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) lead the nominations with a half dozen citations, followed by Boyhood and Selma with five each. Nightcrawler also scored a total of five, with Whiplash not far behind at four. They mixed with more fringe contenders like Love is Strange (also at four) and the aforementioned smaller players that won’t even sniff Oscar love, such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (three nominations). Overall, it was an eclectic mix, to say the least. I won’t speculate about potential winners just yet, but I will do a quick bit of analysis. Obviously, Birdman, Boyhood, and Selma solidified their causes as top tier Academy Award players, »

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2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced; Birdman Leads with Six Including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Actor

25 November 2014 10:28 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The 2015 Independent Spirit Award nominations have been announced, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads the pack with six nominations including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Best Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Best Supporting Male (Edward Norton).  Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma weren't far behind with each picture racking up five nominations. I like the Independent Spirit Awards because they can shine a light on films I think deserve more attention.  This year, they've brought some well-deserved attention to Blue Ruin, Obvious Child, The Guest, and Force Majeure.  Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced on February 21, 2015. Via The Film Stage. 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Best Feature (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John LesherArnon Milchan, »

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List

25 November 2014 10:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fox Searchlight’s Birdman leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — best actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma follow with five noms each and Love Is Strange and Whiplash round out the Best Feature list. See the complete list of nominees below:

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, »

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‘Birdman’ Tops Spirit Awards Nominations (Full List)

25 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman” led the way in nominations with six for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards followed by five each for “Boyhood,” “Nightcrawler” and “Selma.”

Birdman” received noms for best feature, actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Producers are nominated for the best feature award are Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan and James W. Skotchdopole.

Besides “Birdman,” the other best feature  nominations went to “Boyhood,” “Love Is Strange,” “Selma” and “Whiplash.”

The noms were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The winners will be announced Feb. 21 — the day before the Oscars — in ceremonies at the usual location in a white tent on Santa Monica Beach.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The »

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