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Film Acquisition Rundown: Gravitas Ventures Picks Up ‘Elian,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Leaning Into the Wind’ and More

14 April 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the U.S. theatrical, digital and video rights to “Elián,” the story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, and how the fight over his future sparked a flashpoint for U.S. and Cuban tensions. Directed by Ross McDonnell and Tim Golden, the film is executive produced by Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

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Elián” is slated for a platform theatrical release beginning in New York and Los Angeles on May 19. The film will also be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on »

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National Georgraphic Grabs Tribeca Documentary ‘From the Ashes’

13 April 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired Michael Bonfiglio’s “From the Ashes,” the new documentary about the coal industry that will premiere later this month as part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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A timely look at the coal and mining industries that comes as clean power regulations stand poised to be repealed under the Trump administration, “From the Ashes” is produced by RadicalMedia (“Hamilton’s America,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?”) in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by Michael R. Bloomberg to fund awareness of the environment and push for clean energy.

From the Ashes” will premiere April 26 at Tribeca, where Bloomberg will introduce the film at a special screening. The title gets a limited theatrical release over the summer and then the will air on the National Geographic network in 171 countries later this year. »

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National Georgraphic Grabs Tribeca Documentary ‘From the Ashes’

13 April 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

National Geographic Global Networks has acquired the coal-mining documentary “From the Ashes” ahead of its April 26 premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

RadicalMedia is the production company on “From the Ashes,” directed by Michael Bonfiglio. Sidney Beaumont is producer. Executive producers are Joe Berlinger, Jon Kamen, Katherine Oliver and Justin Wilkes, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The film attempts to illustrate what is at stake for our economy, health and climate amid a push by the Trump Administration to ease environmental rules.

Distributed under the National Geographic Documentary Films banner, “From the Ashes” will have a limited theatrical release this summer and will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages later in 2017.

“’From the Ashes’ is an important documentary that underscores one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States,” said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe. “The film explores the »

- Dave McNary

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National Georgraphic Grabs Tribeca Documentary ‘From the Ashes’

13 April 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

National Geographic Global Networks has acquired the coal-mining documentary “From the Ashes” ahead of its April 26 premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

RadicalMedia is the production company on “From the Ashes,” directed by Michael Bonfiglio. Sidney Beaumont is producer. Executive producers are Joe Berlinger, Jon Kamen, Katherine Oliver and Justin Wilkes, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The film attempts to illustrate what is at stake for our economy, health and climate amid a push by the Trump Administration to ease environmental rules.

Distributed under the National Geographic Documentary Films banner, “From the Ashes” will have a limited theatrical release this summer and will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages later in 2017.

“’From the Ashes’ is an important documentary that underscores one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States,” said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe. “The film explores the reality of coal’s role in climate »

- Dave McNary

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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Trailer: Netflix’s New Docuseries Is Like a ‘Chef’s Table’ for Design – Watch

18 January 2017 9:09 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you’ve ever been curious about what drives today’s leading designers to create and build many of the world’s greatest designs, now is your chance. In Netflix’s original documentary series, “Abstract: The Art of Design,” audiences will meet eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design today.

From the shoes we wear, to the cars we drive and the buildings we see, art and design are everywhere in our lives. The docuseries will let you take a journey into their creative processes and explore their work, showcasing the designers as we discover how their innovative designs affect our every day lives.

The episodes will focus on the following artists: Bjarke Ingels (Architect), Christoph Niemann (Illustrator), Es Devlin (Stage Designer), Ilse Crawford (Interior Designer), Paula Scher (Graphic Designer), Platon (Photographer), Ralph Gilles (Automobile Designer) and Tinker Hatfield (Nike »

- Liz Calvario

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