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Tent Pole Vet Producer Ian Bryce Makes First Look Netflix Deal

Exclusive: In a move that signals the growing feature film ambitions of Netflix, the streaming service has made a multi-year first look deal with Ian Bryce, the producer of big scale films that include Saving Private Ryan, Almost Famous, War Machine, and the Transformers franchise. Bryce and his Ian Bryce Productions will move from Paramount Pictures. The producer first worked with Netflix on the David Michod-directed Brad Pitt-starrer War Machine, and the plan is to…
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Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor

Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor
On May 23, Michael Bay will have his hands and feet encased in cement outside the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, alongside classic stars from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep. While Bay is thrilled, he does have one hesitation. “I just remember as a kid, going to see the handprints and I always thought the people who got this honor were so much older,” he says with a laugh.”

For the record, Bay is a youthful 52, but it’s a credit to his career that his accomplishments over the past 20 years have put him in the ranks of his mentors Steven Spielberg and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, both of whose imprints are also in the Chinese forecourt. And it’s full circle for Bay, a native Angeleno who discovered he wanted to be a director at that very theater.

At age 15, Bay was working at Lucasfilm, filing storyboards for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Netflix debut new ‘War Machine’ trailer; The Brad Pitt starrer hits this month

Netflix have debuted a new War Machine trailer and poster. The Brad Pitt-led film arrives on the streaming service later this month where the screen legend plays hot-shot General McMahon, a veteran who endeavours to cut through the politics of war only to be reminded, time and time again, that this is one machine that can’t be stopped.

Here’s the new poster followed by the official synopsis:

In a film for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful,
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Final War Machine Trailer Drops Brad Pitt in the Middle of Afghanistan

Final War Machine Trailer Drops Brad Pitt in the Middle of Afghanistan
Netflix has released the third and final trailer, along with a new poster, for their upcoming film War Machine, starring global superstar Brad Pitt. A film for our times, this satire takes on hot-shot General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt), a man caught up in a modern-day war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end. War Machine, a Netflix original film, will be released globally on Netflix and in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 26, which will make for an interesting holiday weekend.

One of the biggest movie-going holidays of the year is Memorial Day weekend, where some of the biggest movies hit theaters to vie for your box office dollars. This year is no exception, with Paramount's Baywatch and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but with Netflix debuting War Machine in both limited release, and on their popular streaming service,
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‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt’s Ready to Win in Afghanistan in New Netflix Satirical Comedy

‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt’s Ready to Win in Afghanistan in New Netflix Satirical Comedy
Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming satirical comedy film “War Machine.” Written and directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”), the film is an adaptation of the book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

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The part-reality, part-parody film stars Brad Pitt as Glen McMahon, a successful, charismatic four-star U.S. General who commands Nato forces in Afghanistan. The military leader is then taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Emory Cohen, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart and Meg Tilly. The film is produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner,
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New trailer & poster for Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Author: Scott Davis

Undoubtedly one of Netflix’s most anticipated original films (and indeed one of their most expensive) is War Machine, the new war satire that stars Oscar Nominee Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Inglorious Basterds). And to celebrate its impending release, Netflix has debuted a new trailer and some new art from the film.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), the film is inspired by the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan”, written by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Pitt stars as “hot-shot General McMahon endeavoring to cut through the politics of war only to be reminded, time and time again, that this is one machine that can’t be stopped.”

Tilda Swinton (Okja), Scoot McNairy (Aftermath), Will Poulter (The Revenant) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) are amongst the co-stars.
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Norman Lear, John Wells, Bruce Cohen Join Produced By Conference as Speakers

Norman Lear, John Wells, Bruce Cohen Join Produced By Conference as Speakers
The Producers Guild of America has added Norman Lear, John Wells and Bruce Cohen as speakers at its ninth annual Produced By Conference.

The event will be held on June 10 and 11 at the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles. Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shawn Levy, and Ted Sarandos have been announced previously as speakers.

The panels will include “Conversation With: Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay and Bruce Cohen,” “Conversation With: Jordan Peele and Norman Lear,” and “Conversation With: Damien Chazelle and John Wells.”

Cohen won the Academy Award for Best Picture for “American Beauty.” Wells is an executive producer on “Shameless” and “The West Wing.” Lear was the creator of “All in the Family” and “One Day at a Time.”

Additional speakers include Doug Belgrad, Janet Brown, Gloria Calderon-Kellett, Bob Eicholtz, DeVon Franklin, Carolyn Giardina, Mitch Gross, Pete Hammond, Jeffrey Hirsch, Pearlena Igbokwe, Matt Kaplan, Jody Kelley,
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Producers Guild Adds Mentoring Event With Mark Johnson of ‘Breaking Bad’

Two dozen prominent producers — including Mark Johnson of “Breaking Bad” and Chris Moore of “Manchester by the Sea” — will be part of “Producers Mashup,” a mentoring-networking event at the upcoming Produced By conference.

Other confirmed “Producers Mashup” mentors to date include: Karen Bailey, Fred Baron, Ian Bryce, John Canning, Stacey Carr, Dustin Davis, Justin Falvey, Lucy Fisher, David Friendly, Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught, Tim Gibbons, Richard Gladstein, John Hadity, Barry Josephson, Courtney A. Kemp, Jonathan Murray, Nadine Rajabi, Michael Seitzman, and Chris Thomes.

The inaugural event takes place June 11 on the second day of the ninth annual conference, hosted by Fox on its studio lot in Los Angeles. It will offer distinct tracks — feature film, scripted television, unscripted television, and digital media — seating a small group of participants at a table with a mentoring producer or executive, during which time the group will have 15 minutes to ask questions. When time is up,
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Producers Guild Adds Mentoring Event With Mark Johnson of ‘Breaking Bad’

Two dozen prominent producers — including Mark Johnson of “Breaking Bad” and Chris Moore of “Manchester by the Sea” — will be part of “Producers Mashup,” a mentoring-networking event at the upcoming Produced By conference.

Other confirmed “Producers Mashup” mentors to date include: Karen Bailey, Fred Baron, Ian Bryce, John Canning, Stacey Carr, Dustin Davis, Justin Falvey, Lucy Fisher, David Friendly, Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught, Tim Gibbons, Richard Gladstein, John Hadity, Barry Josephson, Courtney A. Kemp, Jonathan Murray, Nadine Rajabi, Michael Seitzman, and Chris Thomes.

The inaugural event takes place June 11 on the second day of the ninth annual conference, hosted by Fox on its studio lot in Los Angeles. It will offer distinct tracks — feature film, scripted television, unscripted television, and digital media — seating a small group of participants at a table with a mentoring producer or executive, during which time the group will have 15 minutes to ask questions. When time is up, mentors
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War Machine Trailer #2 Brings Brad Pitt to Netflix

Netflix presents the brand new trailer for the highly-anticipated feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley. A film for our times, this absurdist tale and pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end.

War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michod (Animal Kingdom). It will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017.

In a film for our times, writer-director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader's
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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele Set for Produced By Conference

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele Set for Produced By Conference
The Producers Guild of America has set Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shawn Levy, and Ted Sarandos as speakers for its Ninth Annual Produced By Conference.

The event will be held on June 10 and June 11 at the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles.

Chazelle will discuss the director/producer collaboration process on his films “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” “Whiplash,” and “La La Land.” Chazelle won the Academy Award for directing “La La Land.”

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Winfrey and DuVernay will team up to chat about their creative partnership as
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‘That Others May Live’ Sets Up At Paramount For Producer Ian Bryce; Andy Stern To Script

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has bought the pitch That Others May Live, based on the life of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant and pararescueman August O'Niell, who was injured in the line of duty and made the decision to amputate his left leg above the knee so he would have a better chance of returning to service. Producing under the banner that bears his name is Ian Bryce, who has a first-look deal at the studio. Andy Stern is set to write. Bryce was worked on movies…
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First teaser trailer for Netflix film War Machine starring Brad Pitt

War Machine trailer: Brad Pitt leads the all-star cast of this true story.

Netflix have released the first War Machine trailer. Their new original film which stars Brad Pitt.

An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command Nato forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

The Netflix original film is inspired by the book ‘The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War‘ in
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Netflix's War Machine Trailer Has Brad Pitt on the Firing Lines

Netflix's War Machine Trailer Has Brad Pitt on the Firing Lines
Netflix presents the First Look at the feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley. This pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end.

War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michod (Animal Kingdom). It will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017. It promises to be one of this summer's biggest hits, and if you subscribe to Netflix, you won't even have to leave the comfort of your home to battle the crowds at the multiplex.

An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just
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Brad Pitt Smirks His Way Through Afghanistan In Snappy New ‘War Machine’ Teaser Trailer — Watch

Brad Pitt Smirks His Way Through Afghanistan In Snappy New ‘War Machine’ Teaser Trailer — Watch
Slap Bard Pitt’s million dollar smile on anything, and he can sell it — even death and destruction.

That’s exactly what’s being sold in “War Machine,” as revealed in a snappy new trailer for the pitch black comedy from Australia’s David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”). Pitt plays a smooth-operating U.S. General leading an ill-advised war in the Middle East that just keeps churning. The dark comedy is an absurdist take on contemporary warfare that skewers the military industrial complex through the story of one General’s rise and fall.

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The film is a sly take on one of the most polarizing war figures of a generation: successful, charismatic four-star General Stanley McChrystal, who leapt in like a rock star to command Nato forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down
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Producers Guild Announces ‘Produced By’ Conference Dates

The Producers Guild of America has set its ninth annual “Produced By Conference” for June 10-11 at Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

The PGA, which has more than 7,000 members, has lined up Arri; Ben, Branded Entertainment Network; Final Draft; Prg, Production Resource Group; Panasonic; and The Molecule to sponsor the event, alongside Fox Studios.

The event is a forum for producers in film, television and new media, held through the Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation. It’s hired supervising producer Barry Kaplan (Ekg, Inc.), program director and marketing consultant Kristin Petrovich (Createasphere), programming consultant Madelyn Hammond (Madelyn Hammond & Associates), and sponsorship director Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global).

Elizabeth Banks, Russell Simmons and “Transformers” producer Ian Bryce were among the notable speakers last June at the 8th annual conference, held on the Sony lot.

Others at the 2016 event included “Sicario” producers Basil Iwanyk and Molly Smith
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Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowl Commercial Is Here

Transformers: The Last Knight Super Bowl Commercial Is Here
You want new Transformers: The Last Knight footage? We got some right here! Paramount Pictures has dropped their Super Bowl 2017 trailer early, with an extended version coming at some point during the big game. This first 30 second version shows off more of the fight between Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, which is shaping up to be the core action set piece in this sequel that is being compared to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We also have a brand new synopsis from the studio.

"The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg
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Vet Wme Agent Rob Carlson Moves To UTA

Rob Carlson, the well regarded lit agent who spent the last 25 years with Wme, has joined UTA as an agent in the motion picture literary dept. At Wme, Carlson’s clients included Jon M. Chu, Colm McCarthy, Hasbro, Ian Bryce, Jack Thorne, Michael Bay, Mike Lesslie, Clay Kaytis, David Slade, Matt Shakman, Adam F. Goldberg, Tom Harper, Paul Tibbit, Richard Tanne, Jeff Wadlow, Scott Speer, the Spierig brothers, Mark Burton and Wash Westmoreland. Carlson began his career at Wme
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Rob Carlson, Agent to Top Screenwriters and Directors, Joins UTA

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Rob Carlson, a motion picture literary agent whose clients include Hasbro, Michael Bay and Jon M. Chu, has joined UTA, the agency announced in a Tuesday statement. Carlson, who reps some of Hollywood’s top screenwriters, comes from Wme, where he began his career in the mailroom and worked for 25 years. He spent eight years as a TV packaging agent before transitioning into movies. Carlson’s client list at Wme also includes Ian Bryce, Jack Thorne, Mike Lesslie, Clay Kaytis, David Slade, Matt Shakman, Adam F. Goldberg, Tom Harper, Paul Tibbit, Richard Tanne, Jeff Wadlow, Scott Speer, the Spierig brothers,
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WME Agent Rob Carlson Joins UTA

Veteran Hollywood agent Rob Carlson, who spent the last 25 years with WME, has joined UTA as an agent in the motion picture literary department.

“Rob is a great agent whose reputation in the filmmaking world speaks for itself,” said David Kramer, UTA managing director and head of the motion picture literary department. “We’re thrilled to welcome Rob to our team, and we know he and his clients will thrive at UTA.”

While at Wme, Carlson’s notable clients included directors Michael Bay, Jon M. Chu, Ian Bryce, and Jack Thorne. He also repped toymaker Hasbro, which has teamed with Bay on the “Transformers” franchise.

Carlson’s other clients included Mike Lesslie, Clay Kaytis, David Slade, Matt Shakman, Adam F. Goldberg, Tom Harper,Paul Tibbitt, Richard Tanne, Jeff Wadlow, Scott Speer, the Spierig brothers — Peter Spierig and Michael SpierigMark Burton, and Wash Westmoreland.

UTA did not indicate whether the
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