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Sundance pair find Us buyers

24 February 2015 2:25 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Orchard has picked up North American rights to the recent Berlin European premiere Nasty Baby, while in a separate deal The Film Arcade will distribute People, Places, Things in the Us. Both films premiered in Park City.

Sebastian Silva directed and stars in Nasty Baby (pictured at left) with Kristen Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe, Reg E Cathey and Alia Shawkat.

The film received its world premiere in Sundance and tells of a gay couple who enlist their best friend’s help to make a baby.

Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Charlie Dibe, David Hinojosa and Julia Oh produced and Silva served as and executive producer alongside Christine Vachon, Peter Danner, Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon.

The Orchard will release the film later this year and brokered the deal with UTA Independent Film Group in association with the film’s international sales agent partners Versatile and Funny Balloons.

The Film Arcade has se a summer release for Jim »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Film Arcade to Release Jim Strouse's Film 'People, Places, Things'

24 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Some good news for a great film out of the Sundance Film Festival. Director Jim Strouse, who last played Sundance with the films The Winning Season and Grace Is Gone, returned this year with a film called People, Places, Things starring Jemaine Clement as a graphic artist/illustrator. The charming film was quite enjoyable, I would actually recommend it and I hope people get a chance to see it, a very amusing little romantic comedy. Deadline is reporting that up-and-coming distributor The Film Arcade has picked up People, Places, Things for a Us release, sometime this summer. The indie distributor is also releasing Sundance faves A.C.O.D., Song One, The Voices, They Came Together and Dinosaur 13. So keep an eye out. People, Places, Things stars Jemaine Clement along with Stephanie Allynne, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Derrick Arthur and Celia Au. I saw the film at Sundance and enjoyed it quite a bit, »

- Alex Billington

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Sundance Comedy 'People, Places, Things' Acquired By The Film Arcade

24 February 2015 8:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After earning rave reviews out of its Sundance premiere last month, Jim Strouse's "People, Places, Things" has been acquired for U.S. distribution by The Film Arcade. Starring Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords") and Regina Hall ("Scary Movie"), "People, Places, Things" is a poignant and relatable comedy about a recently divorced father who must now navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while letting go of the wife who left him. It's the third film directed by Strouse, whose debut "Grace is Gone" earned two Golden Globe nominations and various festival prizes. "We're big fans of Jim's earlier films and he impressed us once again with 'People, Places, Things,' which is a witty and refreshingly honest look at modern day relationships," said The Film Arcade's Andy Bohn. "Jemaine Clement is as funny and charming as ever and we can't wait to share Jim's film. »

- David Canfield

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Sundance: Film Arcade Picks Up U.S. Rights to ‘People, Places, Things’

24 February 2015 7:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Film Arcade has nabbed U.S. rights to “People, Places, Things,” the offbeat comedy that had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The company will release the picture this summer. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“People, Places, Things” stars “Flight of the Conchords'” Jemaine Clement as a recently divorced father struggling to be a single parent, while trying to find a new partner. Regina Hall, Jessica Williams and Michael Chernus co-star, and Jim Strouse (“Grace is Gone”) directs.

Variety critic Ben Kenigsberg was not impressed, faulting the film for its goofy humor and describing it as “a sitcom ‘Kramer vs. Kramer.'”

The Film Arcade negotiated the deal with ICM Partners and Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers.

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- Brent Lang

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Sundance Pic ‘People, Places, Things’ Acquired By The Film Arcade

24 February 2015 7:18 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Film Arcade has acquired U.S. rights to People, Places, Things, the Jim Strouse scripted and directed pic that premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of Sundance. Pic, which stars Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus and Stephanie Allynne, will be released this summer. Alex Turtletaub and Michael B. Clark of Beachside produced and Summer Shelton is executive producer. In the film, a recently divorced father must navigate the… »

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People, Places, Things Movie Review

14 February 2015 7:15 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: People, Places, Things Director: Jim Strouse Starring: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus An actor can be enough of a reason to see a movie. Jemaine Clement was one of the two members of New Zealand folk parody duo Flight of the Conchords and starred in the HBO show of the same name. Since then, he has appeared in films like Eagle vs. Shark and Gentlemen Broncos, portraying odd, sarcastic individuals whose lines are almost always entertaining. Now, Clement anchors another film, Jim Strouse’s People, Places, Things, but with a distinctly different performance, equally hilarious but playing a normal guy just trying to get through  [ Read More ]

The post People, Places, Things Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Sony boards People, Places, Things

6 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Studio picks up all territories outside the Us, except Australia and New Zealand, on Sundance premiere starring Jemaine Clement.

Visit Films and Sony have struck a major deal for the bulk of international rights on recent Sundance premiere People, Places, Things starring Jemaine Clement from Flight Of The Conchords.

The studio picked up all territories outside the Us except Australia and New Zealand, where Madman acquired rights.ICM and Cinetic represent Us rights.

Jim Strouse of Grace Is Gone fame directed the story of a cuckolded Brooklyn-based artist and professor who must come to grips with single fatherhood and dating.

Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Gia Gadsby and Aundrea Gadsby round out the cast on the first film from La-based Beachside Films.

“People Places Things was a joy to make,” said Strouse. “And it’s been incredibly fun and gratifying to share it with audiences at Sundance. I can’t wait to share it with »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance 2015: ‘People, Places, Things’ an awkwardly charming romantic comedy about a single dad

2 February 2015 7:19 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

People, Places, Things

Directed and written by James C. Strouse

USA, 2015

Light laughs, heartwarming moments, and a slightly snarky commentary make up the majority of James C. Strouse’s adorable People, Places, Things. This is the perfect vehicle for the expertly awkward comedic timing of Jermaine Clement (Flight of the ConchordsWhat We Do in the Shadows). His stilted mannerisms and witty line deliveries make him a lovingly believable oddball. It focuses on a good man who has to make tough choices after his life is thrown into chaos.

Following his wife’s infidelity, Will Henry (Clement) is left to pick up the tattered pieces of his ego. It’s rare to see a man as the protagonist in a romantic comedy, and while Clement is just as hapless as any woman in the same situation, it’s notable that his career enhances his character instead of it just being »

- Lane Scarberry

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Review: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall lift sitcom-y 'People, Places, Things'

29 January 2015 12:56 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Park City. Jim Strouse's "People, Places, Things" plays like an 86 minute pilot for an HBO comedy series and even in this age of "TV and Movies Have Achieved Parity," I doubt that's what anybody wants to hear. But if you know me, you know I mean it largely as a compliment.  And what does that mean? Well, not too much happens in "People, Places, Things." It's a low-incident narrative that's supposed to be about emotional truth mixed with humor, but a lot of the comedic beats are being played rather broadly.  It feels as if the basic plot elements and, particularly, characters are in place at the end of the film for an ongoing storyline that might be amusing. Give me this cast and some of these characters on a weekly basis for 10 or 13 half-hour episodes per season and I could grow to really like them. And speaking of growth, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Sundance Film Review: ‘People, Places, Things’

26 January 2015 2:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sporting the most absurdly universalizing title since “Men, Women & Children,” “People, Places, Things” contains no insights into the human condition so profound as to warrant staking a claim on the world’s nouns. The cutesy story of a New York comicbook artist grappling with parenting after a breakup had its world-preem audience chuckling appreciatively at one-liners, but this mild crowdpleaser won’t be able to count on critics’ help in reaching people and places.

Writer-director James C. Strouse, credited here as Jim (and sans middle initial), got something of a pass with his mopey grief drama “Grace Is Gone,” which had a topical Iraq War premise; it won the audience and screenwriting awards in the dramatic competition at Sundance 2007. The similarly credulity-straining “People, Places, Things” is another type of movie that, for better or worse, often earns the derisive moniker “Sundance film.” It centers on a 40-year-old man experiencing a »

- Ben Kenigsberg

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Blake Lively: What I Learned from Meeting Sex Trafficking Victims

25 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Blake Lively, Ashley Judd and Mia Farrow are among numerous celebrities taking on causes close to their hearts, and their work is featured in a new documentary. A Path Appears follows authors and reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn along with celebrity activists as they travel around the world exploring the effects of gender inequality and poverty, and meet with the people determined to change the status quo. "I have a new perspective of what it means to have your body sold in this country," Lively, 27, says in an exclusive clip of her involvement with My Life My Choice, which »

- Gabrielle Olya and Jennifer Garcia

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‘With This Ring’ Star Regina Hall on Searching for Mr. Right: ‘Being Married Does Not Define a Happy Life’

24 January 2015 11:53 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jill Scott and Eve Jeffers Cooper co-star in this Lifetime original movie about three friends who vow to tie the knot within a year

After breakout roles in the “Scary Movie,” “Think Like a Man” and “The Best Man” franchises, Regina Hall is stepping into her first lead role in the Lifetime original movie “With This Ring.”

The romantic comedy centers on three single friends who vow to find Mr. Right within a year, after attending their best friend’s wedding without dates. It co-stars Grammy Award winners Jill Scott (“Get on Up” ), rapper-turned-actress Eve Jeffers Cooper (“Whip It”), Brooklyn Sudano »

- Anita Bennett

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Review: Nzingha Stewart Guides Lifetime's 'With This Ring' (Premieres Saturday, January 24th)

23 January 2015 2:10 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

For several years now, Black women have had to contend with the media fueled stereotype of being perpetually single and unwed. (Apparently new statistics show that 50% of Black women will never get married.) Lifetime’s "With This Ring" tells the story of a group of girlfriends who make a pack to defy this label, and vow to get married (or engaged) in one year’s time.  Not unlike David E. Talbert’s "Baggage Claim" (2013), "With This Ring" centers around three thirty-plus girlfriends who want their happily-ever-after at any cost. However, they soon discover that what they thought they wanted may not actually be worth having after all. Trista (Regina Hall) »

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Film Feature: Preview of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

18 January 2015 8:06 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This Thursday marks the beginning of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and yours truly will be in attendance to cover the fest for HollywoodChicago.com. Last year, the Park City, Utah event introduced the world to its 2014-defining sensations like “Whiplash” and “Boyhood”.

Those titles followed in the paths of indie landmarks such as “sex, lies and videotape,” “Clerks,” “Hoop Dreams,” “American Movie,” “Memento,” “Frozen River,” “Winter’s Bone,” and “Fruitvale Station,” among many others.

In pursuit of new favorite films for a new year, I’ve composed a relatively solid schedule so that I can devour as much diverse Sundance goodness as possible. Narratives, documentaries, white supremacists, nasty babies, Neil Hamburger, Chiwetel Ejiofor, stolen cop cars, and much, much more are all in play. But with hopes that everything I witness is the next “Boyhood”-like zeitgeist, I’ll be sure to report back here on what’s worth, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Trista (Regina Hall) Comes Up With a Plan in new Clip From 'With This Ring'

15 January 2015 7:49 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Regina Hall, Jill Scott, and Eve Jeffers Cooper star as 3 single friends who vow to get married within a year after attending their best friend's wedding, in the Lifetime Original Movie "With This Ring," which the network has now set a premiere for on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 8pm Et/Pt. Brooklyn Sudano, Deion Sanders, Stephen Bishop, Jason George and Brian White round out the key cast. Written and directed by Nzingha Stewart, the romantic comedy is based on the best seller, "The Vow," by Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray and Mitzi Miller, which tells the story of  Trista (Hall), a career-driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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‘View’ Shakeup: Rosie Perez Expected to Exit, ABC Eyes New Panelists With Youth Appeal

14 January 2015 5:07 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Looks like Rosie Perez‘s run with “The View” will be a short-lived one — even by the current revolving-door standards of the show.

Perez, who signed on with the panel of the ABC daytime talk show in September 2014, is expected to depart the program, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Wednesday.

According to the insider, the network has reached the conclusion that it has steered the panel too old. ABC now wants to look at replacements for Perez who appeal to young viewers. “Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox and “Glee” alum Naya Rivera »

- Tim Kenneally, Jethro Nededog and Tony Maglio

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‘The View’ Books ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Star Regina Hall as Guest Co-Host (Exclusive)

13 January 2015 2:18 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Regina Hall will be joining the ladies of “The View” to talk weddings, rings and “Hot Topics.”

The actress has been booked as a guest host on the ABC daytime show for Tuesday, Jan. 20, TheWrap has learned. The appearance comes as Hall embarks on a promotional tour for her new Lifetime original movie, “With This Ring.”

See photos: 26 Daytime Talk Show Personalities Ranked by Popularity

Hall is the latest in a string of recent re-occurring guest hosts including “Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox, comedienne Rachel Feinstein and “Sex and the City” alum Mario Cantone, who’s served »

- Anita Bennett

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Visit Films brings quartet to Sundance

12 January 2015 2:50 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Visit Films has filled out its Sundance sales slate, adding international rights to People, Places, Things and The Strongest Man as well as world rights excluding Australia and New Zealand to Sam Klemke’s Time Machine.

New York-based president Ryan Kampe and his team will represent the films in Park City next week where all three will receive their world premiere prior to market premieres at the Efm in Berlin.

The trio joins Visit’s previously announced sales title It Follows, David Robert Mitchell’s genre film that screens in Park City At Midnight.

Jim Strouse’s comedy People, Places, Things plays in the World Dramatic Competition and stars Jemaine Clement from Flight Of The Conchords as a graphic artist who must grapple with single fatherhood after he walks in on his girlfriend in bed with another man.

Stephanie Allyne, Regina Hall and Jessica Williams round out the key cast. ICM and Cinetic »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Feature: Top 25 Interviews of 2014, By Patrick McDonald

12 January 2015 12:48 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the specialities of HollywoodChicago.com is the film and personality interview. The majority of these chats came through me, Patrick McDonald, and I couldn’t narrow it down to a top 10 or even a top 20. For 2014, there were 25 top interviews, and it is a diverse range of voices.

It is a privilege to get the opportunity to participate in the promotional tours, awards ceremonies, film festivals, book appearances, phoners and other lucky happenstances that feature the notable among us. To whittle down the list, I mostly thought about what was said in these interviews, whether inspirational or provocative – plus the status of the participants, whether they are up-and-coming or established.

The interview highlights are broken down by “Background and Behind-the-Scenes” and the “Memorable Quote” associated with each subject, and are often accompanied with exclusive photography by Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com. Four notables who just missed the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Sons of Anarchy's' Theo Rossi joins cast of 'When the Bough Breaks'

8 January 2015 12:41 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

After a seven season run as Juice Ortiz on Sons of Anarchy, Theo Rossi is heading to the features. EW has confirmed that Rossi will be joining the cast of Screen Gem's psychological thriller, When the Bough Breaks. Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, and Jaz Sinclair also star in the film, which follows a professional couple using a blue-collar surrogate, who becomes violently obsessive with the husband. According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Rossi will play Mike Mitchell, the surrogate's fiance. Rossi has also signed onto Universal Pictures and Blumhouse's Untitled Lowriders movie starring Demian Bichir. »

- Teresa Jue

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