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‘Big Little Lies’ Star Kathryn Newton Joins Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ (Exclusive)

13 June 2016 6:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Big Little Lies” actress Kathryn Newton is the latest edition to Martin McDonagh‘s starry “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Newton will play Angela, the slain daughter of an enraged Frances McDormand, TheWrap has learned. To motivate a police investigation of Angela’s rape and murder — led by lagging locals Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell — McDormand purchases space on three billboards outside her small town and stirs major controversy with their content. Also Read: Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges Join Martin McDonagh's New Movie (Exclusive) “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish and Caleb Landry Jones round out the. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Ambi Group Launching Chinese Partnership With SinoLicensing

6 June 2016 1:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ambi Group is partnering with Beijing-based SinoLicensing to form Ambi-Sino China — a finance, production and distribution company.

SinoLicensing CEO Chuan “Melody” Bi and and Ambi co-owner Andrea Iervolino will oversee the day-to-day operations. The deal was announced Monday in Beijing.

In addition to expanding Ambi’s distribution to China, Ambi-Sino will finance and produce Chinese original content, co-produce English-language content with Chinese partners, and serve as a local production partner for Ambi’s productions and third-party projects.

Ambi-Sino will be able to exploit the Ambi  library, which includes the Exclusive Media library it acquired last year. That acquisition covered remake and sequel rights for about 400 titles, including “Begin Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch,” “Ides of March,” “Memento,” “The Mexican,” “Parkland,” “Rush,” “Sliding Doors,” “Snitch,” “Undefeated” and “The Way Back.”

“These properties, and more, will be considered for local remake opportunities in the Chinese language with cooperation from local and international financing partners, »

- Dave McNary

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Ashleigh Cummings awarded the 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship

1 June 2016 10:37 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Ashleigh Cummings as Dot in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Ashleigh Cummings is this year's winner of the Heath Ledger Scholarship, with Harley Bonner and Sara West named runners-up..

Ledger's Candy co-star Abbie Cornish, serving on the judging committee for the first time, said that "the quality of Ashleigh.s work to-date combined with her single-minded approach to fulfilling her acting potential made her the worthy recipient of this year.s award."

"We are all excited about the impact that winning this award will have on Ashleigh.s career and are eager to see the future work of runners up Harley and Sara..

At the ceremony in La, Cummings called Ledger "a powerful source of inspiration to me, so to receive this award is inordinately humbling. I'd like to sincerely thank AiF and the beautiful Ledger family for supporting young artists in our passionate endeavours to continue in Heath's wake."

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- Staff Writer

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Professione reporter: Dirty Wars’ David Riker & Jeremy Scahill Team Up Again

12 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In a miss it if you don’t read the fine print, First Look Media (company motto is Entertainment with something on its mind) announced a new addition to their company structure and the good news: they are developing a film script from writer/director David Riker (La Ciudad, The Girl with Abbie Cornish) based on an unreported, certainly hot topic politically infused report from Jeremy Scahill.

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- Eric Lavallee

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Nominees unveiled for the 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship

11 May 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

(l-r) Meyne Wyatt, Sean Keenan, Chloe Bayliss, Sara West, Shareena Clanton, Georgia Flood, Harley Bonner.

The 2016 nominees for the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship were unveiled last night in Sydney.

The finalists include Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Home and Away), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Chloe Bayliss (Backtrack), Harley Bonner (Neighbours), Shareena Clanton (Last Cab to Darwin), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began, Puberty Blues), Georgia Flood (Home and Away), Sean Keenan (Strangerland), Uli Latukefu (upcoming Alien: Covenant), Sara West (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Daughter) and Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Strangerland, The Sapphires)..

Heath.s father, Kim Ledger said, "Australian's in Film have encouraged another wonderful group of applicants for the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2016. I would like to thank all of them, including Matilda and the team at AiF, and further congratulate those excellent aspirants who have managed to »

- Staff Writer

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Cannes: Paris Hilton Documentary in the Works

11 May 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

9.14 Pictures and Xyz Films are producing an untitled Paris Hilton documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, with shooting starting this summer in Ibiza.

The authorized documentary will be produced by Hilton, Jamie Freed and 9.14 Pictures, with Xyz Films executive producing. Xyz Films will also handle worldwide sales, set to begin at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hilton will discuss her rise to fame, reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she’s become and examine the impact her image has had on young women today.

Paris Hilton is a modern day Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” Argott and Joyce said. “We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.

Argott and Joyce’s credits include “Rock School,” “Last Days Here »

- Dave McNary

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Abbie Cornish and Ed Gass-Donnelly Talk Lavender (Exclusive)

3 May 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Uncovering the true horrors of a person’s mind, particularly after they determinedly bury their most daunting memories in order to heal, can be a truly traumatizing experience for anyone. The sudden and unexpected remembrance of a terrifying and deeply unsettling past can at times become even more agonizing as the situation itself. Co-writer-director Ed Gass-Donnelly’s new tense psychological thriller, ‘Lavender,’ alluringly shows how even with the power of the subconscious to forget past pain, that previous stress can still haunt people in the present. ‘Lavender’ follows Jane (Abbie Cornish), a photographer who has captured the images of old and abandoned farmhouses for as long as she can remember. Jane’s former  [ Read More ]

The post 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Abbie Cornish and Ed Gass-Donnelly Talk Lavender (Exclusive) appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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[Tribeca Review] Lavender

2 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I have no doubt that one day gifted visual storyteller Ed Gass-Donnelly will make a brilliant work. With four features under his belt, including This Beautiful City, Small Town Murder Songs, The Last Exorcism Part II and now Lavender, he’s shown tremendous promise capturing haunting images that externalize the internal conflicts, horrors and phobias of their subjects. His latest is a meditative horror film that, despite masterful visual direction and captivating performances, falls back on familiar horror/thriller tropes, courtesy of the screenplay by Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzell. Students of the genre will be far ahead, although they may admire the muted, understated style even if you how the blocks will fit together.

Abbie Cornish stars as Jane, a young mother suffering from memory loss following a car accident. She’s haunted by the specter of her past. With an apt and horrifying sequence, young Jane clenches a knife »

- John Fink

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Mark Gordon to Produce ‘Fellini Black and White’

29 April 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Gordon will finance and produce “Fellini Black and White,” a drama that imagines Italian film icon Federico Fellini’s 1957 visit to Los Angeles.

The project had been in development with the late Henry Bromell attached to direct from his own script before Bromell died in 2013. Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Wynn Wygal had been developing the project with the Yari Film Group and remain as producers.

Bromell’s script, which appeared on the 2005 Black List, speculates what might have happened to the filmmaker during the two days before the Oscars, where Fellini received the best foreign language film award for “Nights of Cabiria.” Three other Fellini films — “La Strada,” “8 1/2” and “Amarcord” — also won the foreign language Academy Award.

Terrence HowardPeter DinklageWilliam H. MacyWagner MouraNina Arianda and Abbie Cornish were previously set to star in the film. No actors or directors are currently attached.

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- Dave McNary

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Abbie Cornish On ‘Lavender’ And Believing In The Paranormal [Exclusive Video]

27 April 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Abbie Cornish stars in Ed Gass-Donnelly‘s horror film Lavender as a photographer who is struggling to remember her past. Abbie Cornish On Lavender Following a tragic accident, Cornish’s character Jane suffers significant memory loss and then sees a psychologist (Justin Long) to help her recover her lost memories. What starts to do the trick are her own photos, which seem […]

The post Abbie Cornish On ‘Lavender’ And Believing In The Paranormal [Exclusive Video] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Abbie Cornish Talks Of Getting Spooked In Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Chiller ‘Lavender’ – Tribeca Studio

23 April 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In the thriller Lavender, Abbie Cornish stars as Jane, a photographer left with a seriously impaired memory following a car accident — which might not be such a bad thing if those pesky hallucinations she’s been having are any indication of what really went down. “A drama in the realm of a ghost movie,” is how Cornish described the film when she, along with Lavender director Ed Gass-Donnelly, stopped by Deadline’s Tribeca Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival. Gass-Donnelly… »

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Lavender’

19 April 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Another return to “return of the repressed” ghost-story terrain, “Lavender” unearths few new surprises yet reconfirms the efficacy of its genre’s most hallowed conventions. Forgotten memories, spectral whispering and mysterious gifts from the great beyond all play a role in this sturdy chiller about a woman who, post-car crash, begins remembering the horrible details of her long-forgotten past. The film would be a routine affair if not for its baroque aesthetic gestures and a captivating turn from star Abbie Cornish.

Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly (“Small Town Murder”) reveals his more extravagant inclinations immediately, via cinematographic tours through frozen tableaux of a farmhouse crime scene where bloodied corpses lie hidden beneath sheets. These show-offy opening salvos are later complemented by look-at-me slow-motion sequences — including a single-take close-up of Cornish in a flipping SUV — that, though severely self-conscious, imbue the material with an unreal, trance-like quality.

Lavender”’s calm, creeping visuals »

- Nick Schager

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ Adds Peter Dinklage and More; Benicio Del Toro Joins ‘The Corporation’

11 April 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Right before production kicks off, Martin McDonagh‘s highly anticipated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has improved a remarkably impressive ensemble. The Wrap report on the additions of Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, and Manchester By the Sea‘s Lucas Hedges, who are to play, in order: a man fancying the picture’s lead (Frances McDormand); said lead’s ex-husband; and said lead’s son.

As previously reported, Three Billboards concerns “a 50-year-old woman whose daughter is murdered and she goes to war with the police in her home town, because she thinks they are more interested in torturing black people than getting justice.” Revealed in the newest update is a bit more about the plot: to shame Ebbing’s police, she “pays for three local billboards lambasting law enforcement officials and goading them into action.” Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell portray the sheriff and “hot-headed protégé,” respectively, while Caleb Landry Jones »

- Nick Newman

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Dinklage, Hedges, Hawkes Join "Billboards"

10 April 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), Lucas Hedges ("Manchester by the Sea") and Oscar-nominated John Hawkes have joined the cast of "In Bruges" director John Michael McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" at Fox Searchlight and Film4.

Frances McDormand plays a mother whose daughter was raped and murdered. Furious the police haven't caught the killer, she pays for three local billboards lambasting law enforcement officials and goading them into action.

Hawkes will portray her ex-husband, Hedges her son, and Dinklage a local with a crush on her. They join Woody Harrelson who will play the sheriff and Abbie Cornish as his wife, Sam Rockwell as the sheriff's hot-headed protege, and Caleb Landry Jones is the billboard salesman.

McDonagh, Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin will produce.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes and Lucas Hedges join Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards

9 April 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap is reporting that Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) and Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) have joined the cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the latest film from Martin McDonagh, direct of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.

The trio join the previously announced Frances McDormand (Hail, Caesar!), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) and Seven Psychopaths stars Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in what is shaping up to be a pretty stellar cast.

The film will see McDormand as “a mother whose daughter was raped and murdered. Furious that the police in Ebbing, Missouri, haven’t caught the killer, she pays for three local billboards lambasting law enforcement officials and goading them into action.”

Harrelson is set to play the local sheriff, with Rockwell his hot-headed deputy and Cornish his wife. Hedges stars as McDormand’s son, while »

- Gary Collinson

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Peter Dinklage And John Hawkes Enlist For Martin McDonagh’s Crime Thriller Three Billboards

8 April 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Martin McDonagh’s casting spree for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues today, with The Wrap revealing that the In Bruges director has plucked Game of Thrones stalwart Peter DinklageJohn Hawkes and Lucas Hedges to join the star-studded cast.

They’ll star opposite Frances McDormandAbbie Cornish and Caleb Landry Jones in the crime thriller, while McDonagh also paved the way for a mini Seven Psychopaths reunion after adding both Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.

Backed by Fox Searchlight and Film4, Three Billboards is a tense crime thriller at its core, revolving around one Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand). Struggling to come to terms with the alleged killing of her daughter – and, more specifically, the lack of police attention it garners – Hayes takes matters into her own hands and hires out Three Billboards to catch the eye of the local law enforcement and spur them into some form of action. »

- Michael Briers

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Peter Dinklage & others join the cast of Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards

8 April 2016 6:49 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A trio of excellent actors have been added to the cast of Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Wrap has learned that Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes and Manchester By The Sea actor Lucas Hedges will star alongside Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish and Caleb Landry Jones in McDonagh's new movie. The film will tell the story of a... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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First trailer for psychological thriller Lavender

7 April 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in this month, the first teaser trailer has arrived online for the upcoming psychological thriller Lavender which stars Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff, Dermot Mulroney and Justin Long. Check it out below…

Abbie Cornish stars in this thriller as Jane, a photographer who is forced to come to terms with her mysterious and tragic past after a horrendous car accident robs her of her memory. Along with her husband (Diego Klattenhoff, ‘Blacklist’) and daughter, Jane returns to her childhood home and reconnects with her estranged uncle (Dermot Mulroney). To take control of her life, Jane must confront a mysterious lurking force and grapple with a past that continues to haunt her.

Director/co-writer Ed-Donnelly crafts a riveting hallucinatory tale about a woman who must relive horrors to save the ones she holds the most dear. With a strong supporting turn from Justin Long, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges Join Martin McDonagh’s New Movie (Exclusive)

7 April 2016 2:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage, “Manchester by the Sea” breakout Lucas Hedges and Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes have joined the cast of Fox Searchlight and Film4’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. Martin McDonagh is directing the film, which stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish and Caleb Landry Jones. McDormand plays a mother whose daughter was raped and murdered. Furious that the police in Ebbing, Missouri, haven’t caught the killer, she pays for three local billboards lambasting law enforcement officials and goading them into action. Also Read: 'SNL': Peter Dinklage »

- Jeff Sneider

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Eric Min to head Xyz Films international sales

5 April 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former Aldamisa Entertainment executive will attend Cannes with his new colleagues at the Los Angeles-based production and sales company.

Min’s hire as head of international sales follows the recent move within Xyz Films of former director of sales Mette-Marie Katz to oversee feature and TV development, and the hiring of Tamir Ardon as director of international distribution.

Min, a Screen International Future Leader 2012, most recently served as evp, film and TV for Aldamisa Entertainment, where he worked on Chef and Machete Kills. Prior to that he was vp of international sales and distribution for Seven Arts Pictures.

Company partner Nate Bolotin will continue to oversee sales strategy and remain directly responsible for certain key territories and buyers.

“We’re thrilled to have Eric on board,” said Xyz. “In addition to being a great cultural fit at Xyz, his knowledge of the international distribution landscape will greatly contribute to our expanding sales and distribution mandate.”

“I »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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