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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Collateral Beauty In St. Louis

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.

But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, the thought-provoking drama Collateral Beauty features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (“Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Peña (“The Martian”), Naomie Harris (“Spectre”), Jacob Latimore (“The Maze Runner”), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Steve Jobs”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Trumbo”).

Frankel (“Marley & Me,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dear Diary”) directs from a screenplay written by Allan Loeb (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,
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'Collateral Beauty' Begins Shooting with Will Smith and Edward Norton

'Collateral Beauty' Begins Shooting with Will Smith and Edward Norton
Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema's and Village Roadshow Pictures' thought-provoking drama Collateral Beauty, being helmed by Oscar-winning director David Frankel (Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada). The film has been slated for release on December 16, 2016. The drama will be going up against Disney and LucasFilm's highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December.

Collateral Beauty features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (upcoming Suicide Squad, Concussion), Edward Norton (Birdman), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Michael Pe&#241a (The Martian), Naomie Harris (Spectre), and Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs) and Helen Mirren (The Queen, Trumbo).

When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way. David Frankel
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Filming Begins in NYC for Collateral Beauty Starring Will Smith and Kate Winslet

Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s and Village Roadshow Pictures’ thought-provoking drama Collateral Beauty, being helmed by Oscar-winning director David Frankel (“Dear Diary,” “The Devil Wears Prada”). The film has been slated for release on December 16, 2016.

Collateral Beauty features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (upcoming “Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Peña (“The Martian”), Naomie Harris (“Spectre”), and Jacob Latimore (“The Maze Runner”), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Steve Jobs”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Trumbo”).

When a successful New York advertising executive (Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

Frankel is directing Collateral Beauty from an original screenplay by Allan Loeb (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “21”). Loeb is also a producer on the film,
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Us Briefs: Rebecca Hall to star in 'Permission'

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Us Briefs: Rebecca Hall to star in 'Permission'
Plus: Former Relativity TV duo launch Critical Content; Surveillance producer Kent Harper makes directorial debut on Villainous; and more

Rebecca Hall, currently doing the press tour in Park City for the world premiere of Christine, will star opposite Dan Stevens in the rom-com Permission for Ball And Chain and Picture Films in association with Paper Trail. Shooting is underway in Brooklyn and the cast includes Gina Gershon and Jason Sudeikis. Brian Crano directs and Wme is represents worldwide rights.

Former Relativity TV CEO Tom Forman has launched Critical Content backed by $75m in growth capital to make unscripted and scripted content for broadcast, cable, and digital platforms. Forman will serve as CEO and former Relativity TV president Andrew Marcus is named president and COO.GoDigital, Inc has named Nick Soares CEO of GoDigital, Inc. Soares most recently served as CEO of digital film self-distribution site Distribber.com, which GoDigital acquired last year. He reports
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Relativity TV Formally Relaunches As Independent Company, Gets New Name

Relativity's television operation, which emerged from bankruptcy in October with new owners and a new business plan, has been formally launched as independent content studio Critical Content. The company, led by Tom Forman and Andrew Marcus, is backed by an investor group led by Anchorage Capital Group, with contributions from Falcon Investments, The company plans to focus on both unscripted and scripted content for broadcast, cable, and digital platforms. Forman serves…
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Ex-Relativity’s Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus on New Owners and ‘The World’s Worst Summer’ (Exclusive)

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Relativity TV CEO Thomas Forman and his newly-minted president, Andrew Marcus, have many tasks ahead as they brush off the ashes of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But first, a victory lap. “We’re taking one very short moment to celebrate the best possible outcome imaginable,” Forman told TheWrap late Thursday. He’s referring to the sale of the tv division, the singular crown jewel in the assets Ryan Kavanaugh‘s Relativity Media included in July Chapter 11 filings, to a group of its senior lenders for $125 million. Also Read: Relativity Media Bankruptcy Consultants Made $2.4 Million for 30 Days Work “If you had asked me at.
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Relativity TV Has Earned $22 Million Since Bankruptcy

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Since Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy on July 30, the company’s television division has produced more than $22 million in revenues, exceeding projections of $18 million for the two-month period through Sept. 30, according to a court filing on Sunday. However, the company’s chief restructuring officer Brian G. Kushner reported that “in at least two instances” Relativity TV heads Thomas Forman and Andrew Marcus “have had to establish escrow arrangements … to secure certain of these payments from large customers.” As of Sept. 30, $8.6 million of cash receipts for Relativity TV had been set aside in escrow accounts. The filing...
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Relativity Bankruptcy Judge Approves Incentives for Key Executives

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Relativity Bankruptcy Judge Approves Incentives for Key Executives
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles approved a revised incentive program for key staffers with Ryan Kavanaugh‘s Relativity Media at a New York court hearing on Monday. The judge also granted Relativity attorney Craig Wolfe’s request to keep the specific dollar amounts of the Key Employee Incentive Plan for 10 major employees placed under seal so that competitors can’t back into compensation information. The salaries for these individuals, including the lucrative TV division’s Thomas Forman and Andrew Marcus, had not previously been disclosed, Wolfe noted. Also Read: Relativity Proposes Selling Nicholas Hoult Movie 'Collide' Back to Financiers Wiles agreed.
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Relativity Restructuring Officer, Investment Banker Predict Lively Auction (Exclusive)

Relativity Restructuring Officer, Investment Banker Predict Lively Auction (Exclusive)
Relativity Media’s bankruptcy this summer left nearly 150 creditors hoping to get paid and the future of the studio behind “Limitless” and “Act of Valor” hanging in the balance.

There have been legal filings and lawsuits over unpaid bills, fights over the release of upcoming films, such as the Zach Galifianakis comedy “Masterminds” and the Halle Berry thriller “Kidnapped,” and questions about who will buy the financially distressed company in a planned October auction. The high-profile failure has inspired a wave of negative stories about the management of Relativity and founder Ryan Kavanaugh.

In an exclusive interview with Variety, Brian Kushner, the Fti Consulting managing director who was appointed the studio’s chief restructuring officer, and C.J. Brown, the Blackstone senior managing director who is serving as Relativity’s investment banker leading its auction, expressed confidence that the media attention will boost interest in the studio. The company already has
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Comic Book Review - Jinnrise Vol. 1

Sam Thorne reviews Jinnrise Vol. 1...

"International student Andrew Marcus' world is torn asunder when interstellar forces, the "Kibrani," invade earth. With all hope seemingly lost, humanity's last chance may be a long-despised and forgotten race: the Jinn (otherwise known as "genies")! But are they our hope... or greatest fear?"

So simply put Jinnrise is the story of aliens versus djinn (genies) as a technologically equine-like race known as the Kibrani begin to attack earth. Things seem bleak for Andrew, but a young boy called Yunus saves him with the help of an incredibly powerful genie known as Jabal. Throughout Jinnrise Vol.1 (originally printed as issues #1-2, #4-6) man and Jinn are forced to co-operate once again as the Kibrani begin to strike with increasing force. Not only do we follow the gang as the Jinn/Kibrani war heats up, but we're also treated to interested snippets of history, detailing
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Idw publishes Jabal's 'Jinnrise'

Idw Publishing has announced Jinnrise. The title will be the debut comic series from Jabal Entertainment, telling a story of the mythical race of Middle Eastern myth. "Combining the best of summer blockbuster fare with the weightier underpinnings of 'quest myths' like Lord of the Rings, international student Andrew Marcus's world is torn asunder when interstellar forces, the Kibrani, invade Earth," reads the solicitation. "With all hope seemingly lost, what is humanity's last (more)
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Blu-Ray Review: ‘When in Rome’ Fails on Every Conceivable Level

Chicago – Just when you thought Hollywood’s recent slate of romantic comedies couldn’t get any worse, along comes “When in Rome,” a film so deplorable that it should be arrested for cinematic harassment. The filmmakers seem hellbent on systematically humiliating each member of its gifted ensemble, while insulting moviegoers with the very notion that this exercise in laziness could be passed off as entertainment.

I once told Jason Reitman that “Juno” was the first film I ever wanted to date. “When in Rome” is not the first film I ever wanted to dump, but it surely is the first I ever wanted to file a restraining order against. It plays like a checklist of tired tropes that I never want to see again at the movies. A “magical” premise that’s merely an excuse for contrived plot arcs? Check. A neurotic female protagonist who constantly needs to be saved by her man?
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Marcus new executive vp at Relativity

CANNES -- Andrew Marcus has been promoted to executive vp at Relativity Media.

The move was announced from by the company's principal, Ryan Kavanaugh.

Marcus joined Relativity in summer 2005 and helped Kavanaugh structure and oversee several transactions, including the financing packages Gun Hill Road I, Gun Hill Road II and Beverly Blvd., Relativity's five-year co-financing deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

"Andrew has proven himself to be a very valuable asset to Relativity," Kavanaugh said.

Marcus worked as an independent producer and financial consultant and as a production executive at GreeneStreet Films, where he helped manage production on such films as In the Bedroom and Swimfan. He began his career at Miramax Films.

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