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Marshall, Thykier Set Up Film and TV Production House Archery Pictures

29 September 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Liza Marshall, former chief at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, has joined forces with Kris Thykier to set up film and television production company Archery Pictures.

Marshall will become joint managing director of the company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new entity.

Key executives at Archery will include Pip Williams, senior development and production executive, and Mairi Bett, head of physical production.

Thykier, whose films have grossed over $325 million at the worldwide box-office, has two films in production: “Summer of ‘92,” directed by Kasper Barfoed, and “Adam Jones,” which he is executive producing for The Weinstein Company. Thykier is also in post-production on “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Thykier produced Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” alongside Working Title, which will close the Rio Film Festival on Oct. 7. Further films Thykier has produced include David Frankel’s “One Chance, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Yahoo Sets Free Premiere of Weinstein Co.’s ‘One Chance’ Ahead of Theatrical Bow

19 September 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Yahoo will debut Weinstein Co. biopic “One Chance” for free on Sept. 30 on its video-streaming service — a full 10 days before the movie hits theaters Oct. 10, as the studio hopes to generate coin from digital viewers in addition to specialty box office.

One Chance” tells the true story of Paul Potts, an amateur opera singer who was crowned the winner of the first season of Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent” competition show.

Financial terms of the unusual Yahoo-Weinstein deal for “One Chance” were not disclosed. Yahoo will serve both pre-roll and mid-roll video ads in the movie. In addition, the Internet media company expects to drive viewers to the Yahoo Screen destination through the pact, with the idea that they’ll find other content to watch.

The free premiere of the movie on Yahoo has “allowed us to adapt and expand our reach to limitless audiences,” Weinstein Co. COO »

- Todd Spangler

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Jonathan Tropper, David Frankel Team on ‘Priority List’ for Steve Carell (Exclusive)

4 September 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though the film doesn’t bow till next month, Warner Bros. is looking to stay in business with “This Is Where I Leave You” author-screenwriter Jonathan Tropper and has attached him to pen the Steve Carell film “The Priority List.”

The Devil Wears Prada” helmer David Frankel is also in negotiations to direct with Carell producing through his Carousel Productions along with Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres.

Pic is based on the David Menasche book about a terminally ill teacher who travels the world to reconnect with hundreds of his students.

Andrew Fischel and Jon Gonda will oversee for the studio.

The UTA-repped Tropper is also adapting “One Last Thing Before I Go” for Paramount and Bad Robot.

Frankel, who is repped by Wme, last directed “One Chance” starring James Corbin and recently came on to “Departure” for Good Universe.

Carell is repped by Wme and Media Four and can »

- Justin Kroll

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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News Bits: Saw, 999, Frankel, Silence, World

27 August 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Saw

Lionsgate has announced plans for a re-release of the original 2004 franchise launching horror film "Saw" in a limited nationwide run this Halloween.

"Saw" will open for a one week 10th anniversary engagement on Friday, October 31st with Thursday midnights in select locations. The micro budget serial killer film spawned a seven film franchise that has grossed $874 million worldwide. [Source: Lionsgate]

Triple Nine

Open Road Films has announced a September 11th 2015 release for John Hillcoat's heist thriller "Triple Nine". Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Godot and Norman Reedus star.

The story centers on a crew of crooked cops executing a heist during which they must manufacture a 999 call, police code for "officer down". The plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack. [Source: THR]

Departure

David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada") is set to direct the »

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Departure Prepares for Flight With New Director David Frankel

27 August 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s been more than a year since we heard about Departure, but it appears as though a lot has happened in that time.  Billy Ray is no longer attached to direct the film (though his screenwriting credit remains intact), instead David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley and Me) will take the helm.  The story for this one sounds kind of spooky and cool, almost like a Twilight Zone episode, and concerns aviation anomalies. Ray will also produce the film alongside Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane, John Middleton and Roy Lee for Good Universe.  The film is said to be a sci-fi romance, but I’m hoping it leans more on the former genre with this concept.  Hit the jump for more on Departure. Here's the official synopsis for Departure: Based on true stories of documented but never-explained avionic phenomenon, Departure follows a brilliant man in 1973 Miami investigating how »

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David Frankel Will Helm Departure For Good Universe

27 August 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel will helm Departure for Good Universe. The sci-fi romance has a Billy Ray-penned script and tells the story of a “brilliant Faa investigator who is obsessed with learning how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten minutes later. As mysterious occurrences continue to occur with increasing frequency in the skies over Miami, the investigation becomes personal when the employee’s beloved wife is on one of the planes affected.”

The film, though not a true story, is inspired by one. Or several, actually, as it takes its cues from the novel Ghosts of the Air, which “contains real accounts from pilots who have been through such strange anomalies” as the one described above. So ya, apparently this kind of thing actually happens.

While I’ve never cared much for any of Frankel’s work, »

- Matt Joseph

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David Frankel Set For Departure

27 August 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He’s directed rom-coms and dog-coms, films about birders and movies about fashion fiends. But now David Frankel appears ready to take on the sci-fi genre, albeit blending in a little romance for good measure, with Departure.Captain PhillipsBilly Ray wrote the script, which draws on a real-life mid-air mystery. The film will be set in Miami in 1973 and finds a genius investigating how a 727 disappeared into thin air, only to reappear in the exact same spot ten minutes later. As the phenomenon spreads to other planes in the sky, our hero’s world is thrown into chaos and he’s given extra drive when someone he loves is on one of the craft affected.The screenplay is partly inspired by Martin Caidin’s book Ghosts Of The Air, which contains real accounts from pilots who have been through such strange anomalies. Production company Good Universe is backing this one, »

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David Frankel to Direct ‘Departure’ for Good Universe

27 August 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Frankel is set to direct the sci-fi romance “Departure” for Good Universe.

Billy Ray penned the script with Ray and Jim Whitaker producing. Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce alongside John Middleton and Roy Lee.

The story follows a brilliant man in 1973 Miami who is investigating how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot 10 minutes later. As mysterious occurrences continue to transpire with increasing frequency in the skies, the investigation becomes personal when the love of his life is on one of the planes affected.

Spencer Wong will oversee the project for Good Universe and Adam Borba for Whitaker Entertainment.

Frankel last directed “One Chance” with James Corbin. He is repped by Wme and Anonymous Content.

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David Frankel to Direct Sci-Fi Drama ‘Departure’

27 August 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Frankel will direct sci-fi romantic drama “Departure” for Good Universe, the company announced on Wednesday. The “Devil Wears Prada” director is helming from a script by Billy Ray, (“The Hunger Games,” “Captain Phillips”) about a man investigating how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten minutes later. As mysterious occurrences continue to transpire with increasing frequency in the skies, the investigation becomes personal when the love of his life is on one of the planes affected. Also read: David Frankel to Direct Comedy About Opera Singer Paul Potts The story is. »

- Linda Ge

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David Frankel To Direct ‘Departure’ For Good Universe

27 August 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Devil Wears Prada helmer David Frankel has taken over the directing reins of Good Universe’s sci-fi romance Departure. Oscar-nominated Billy Ray penned the script and was previously set to direct the tale of a brilliant Faa investigator who is obsessed with learning how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten minutes later. As mysterious occurrences continue to occur with increasing frequency in the skies over Miami, the investigation becomes personal when the employee’s beloved wife is on one of the planes affected.

Jim Whitaker and Ray will produce. Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce alongside John Middleton and Roy Lee. Spencer Wong is overseeing for Good Universe with Adam Borba for Whitaker Entertainment. Project was inspired by the book Ghosts Of The Air by Martin Caidin. Frankel is repped by Wme and managed by Anonymous Content. Bill P. »

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Devil Wears Prada's David Frankel to direct scifi romance movie Departure

27 August 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

David Frankel is not exactly known for his genre work unless that genre is romantic comedies and dramas. The director of The Devil Wears Prada, Marley And Me, and the birdwatching comedy The Big Year will stretch his filmmaking skills by helming a scifi...romance. Frankel will direct Departure for production company Good Universe from a screenplay by Captain Phillips' Billy Ray. The original screenplay is inspired by a true story from the book Ghosts Of The Air which follows supernatural »

- Alex Maidy

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Everything you need to know about 'Late Late Show' frontrunner James Corden

5 August 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

James Corden is the frontrunner to take over CBS’ The Late Late Show when current host Craig Ferguson steps down later this year, sources confirm to EW. (CBS has declined to comment.) When the news broke Tuesday, the revelation caused some confusion among Americans who haven’t heard of the comedian (example: One tweeter posted, “*Googles James Corden*”). But over in England, Corden is known for his roles in everything from sitcoms to theater—and even has multiple awards to prove it.

To acquaint you with the latest potential late-night addition, we’ve made a timeline of the highlights of Corden’s career, »

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One Chance

1 August 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The story of Carphone Warehouse manager turned international opera tenor Paul Potts is the subject of this feel-good drama from The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel. James Corden proves inspirational casting as Potts, delivering a poignant performance as the working class youngster who overcame crippling shyness - and the thumbs down from Pavarotti himself - to persevere with his dream. Scene-stealing support comes from Mackenzie Crook as his loyal boss and buddy while Colm Meaney is the disappointed father who wanted him to follow his footsteps into the local steelworks. »

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Weinstein Co. and Yahoo will debut Paul Potts movie online for free

21 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Weinstein Company’s experimental strategy behind Snowpiercer—which debuted VOD two weeks after opening in U.S. theaters—is still being debated, but TWC is quickly revisiting unconventional release models for One Chance, director David Frankel’s movie about Britain’s Got Talent’s unlikely opera singer Paul Potts.

The film, which stars James Corden (Begin Again) as the unassuming young man who became a YouTube sensation when he wowed Simon Cowell on British television, is scheduled to arrive in theaters this fall. But for 10 days before it opens, it will be available exclusively for free on Yahoo Screen. »

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The Weinstein Company To Release One Chance On Yahoo Screen Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On the night of June 9th 2007, a new television reality show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ went on air in the UK. On its first ever broadcast, a shy, unassuming man opened his mouth to sing the famous operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, delivering a beautiful, stirring rendition that would change his life from that moment forward.

Swept up in the contagious emotion of Giacomo Puccini’s stunning aria, and the unlikely figure with crooked teeth and diluted confidence who had crooned it for them, the show’s three judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – stared in awe at what they had just witnessed, while the audience of 2,000 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff erupted in a standing ovation.

Britain was instantly won over by Paul Potts, who was then working as a manager at the Port Talbot branch of The Carphone Warehouse, and followed him on his »

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Weinstein to Debut James Corden-Simon Cowell Film ‘One Chance’ on Yahoo! Screen

21 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nearly a year after being released in the UK, the James Corden-starring film “One Chance” will finally hit American theaters at the end of August — a day after it premieres on the internet. In a first for the distributor, The Weinstein Company announced on Monday that it was partnering with Yahoo! Screen to post “One Chance” online before it hits theaters. Also read: Weinstein Company Considering Spinning TV Division Into Separate Company The David Frankel-direted film features Corden as Paul Potts, in the true story of Paul Potts, “a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur »

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TWC To Premiere Uplifting Opera Tale ‘One Chance’ On Yahoo Screen

21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

One Chance, the David Frankel-directed film about opera singer Paul Potts, will make its first performance on Yahoo Screen, an advertiser-supported online service from Yahoo. In a new wrinkle about finding an audience for a crowd pleasing film with no big stars, Yahoo has made a deal with The Weinstein Company to air the film on its Yahoo Screen service ten days before it rolls out in theater this fall. The plan is different from the multi-platform strategy used by RADiUS-twc on films like Snowpiercer, which has broadened to 356 screens and grossed $3.5 million theatrically. Here, Yahoo will show […] »

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The Weinstein Co. to Debut ‘One Chance’ on Yahoo Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fresh off making waves with the VOD release of “Snowpiercer,” the Weinstein Company is toying with the distribution model once more by pre-releasing a film on the Internet. The indiedistrib will debut “One Chance,” the true story of a “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, exclusively on Yahoo Screen 10 days before releasing it theatrically.

It’s not clear what the reaction will be from exhibitors, but companies that release pictures simultaneously on demand and in theaters are sometimes banned from showing their film in certain theaters.

One Chance” has already played musical chairs with release dates. It had originally been scheduled for release on Feb. 7 before being moved back to March 14 and pushed yet again to Aug. 29. A new date hasn’t been announced, but it will likely be in theaters in September or October.

Some films that have played around with their distribution model have been rewarded for their boldness. »

- Brent Lang

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Simon Cowell's 'One Chance' to Stream on Yahoo Before Hitting Theaters

21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In a bold move, The Weinstein Co. and Yahoo are teaming to make the Simon Cowell-produced film One Chance available for streaming this fall on Yahoo Screen 10 days before it begins rolling out in theaters. The British independent film, directed by The Devil Wears Prada's David Frankel, is based on the real-life story of Paul Potts, a bullied shop assistant and amateur opera singer who became a YouTube phenomenon after being selected by Cowell to appear on Britain's Got Talent (Potts would go on to win). James Corden, who won the Tony for best actor in 2012

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