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Terence Davies’ 'A Quiet Passion' sold to Germany, Spain

13 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Terence Davies’ latest has sold to multiple territories including Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.

Double Dutch International president Jason Moring has announced a slew of sales on Terence Davies’ Berlinale premiere A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon.

Moring and his team licensed rights before Cannes to Gulf Films for Middle East, Rc Releasing for Germany, Golem for Spain, and Palace Films for Australia/New Zealand.

In further deals Lemon Tree acquired rights for China, Entermode for South Korea, McF for former Yugoslavia, Non-Stop Entertainment for Scandinavia, and Encore Inflight for airlines.

As previously announced, Metrodome acquired UK rights.

A Quiet Passion tells the story of American poet Emily Dickinson, from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive artist whose work earned recognition years after her death. Jennifer Ehle also stars.

Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter of Hurricane Films produced with Belgium-based Potemkino on board as co-producer. Jason Van Eman, [link »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Nat Geo Channel Confirms It Will Cut Ad Loads In New Series

12 May 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Following what is quickly becoming an industry movement, National Geographic Channel said it would cut ads in new series and specials in the U.S. by 25% and air documentaries commercial free as it seeks to win revenue from advertisers as part of the “upfront” market.

The move will create “a TV experience that amplifies brands and commands maximum attention from viewers,” said Toby Byrne, president of advertising sales of Fox Networks Group, which controls National Geographic through a joint venture with the fabled exploration society.

Viacom and Time Warner’s Turner have announced efforts to trim the number of ads they run during certain shows or dayparts. Turner intends to cut ads on its TruTV network, for instance, and reduce the amount of commercials that accompany some new dramas set to launch on TNT.  As a new generation of viewers grows accustomed to seeing fewer ads on streaming-video and video-on-demand, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Terence Davies Talks ‘Sunset Song,’ Being Drawn to Hardship, and the Simplicity of Great Stories

12 May 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Terence Davies’ films deal with repressed desire, longing, and emotional pain that springs from the depths of his characters’ souls, and yet, in person, the great British auteur is undoubtedly the funniest person in the room. He is all smiles and jokes as we sit down to discuss his glorious Sunset Song, entering a limited release this week, and a retrospective of his work at the Museum of the Moving Image. It makes sense that he is joyful rather than somber, because it makes one feel a sort of relief knowing that levity was welcomed between takes on haunting dramas such as Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Deep Blue Sea. In Sunset Song, Davies takes on the first part of a trilogy written by Lewis Grassic Gibbons, in which we meet farm girl Chris Guthrie (a luminous Agyness Deyn) as she is forced to take on the reins of her life in pre-wwi Scotland. »

- Jose Solís

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Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon to play Ronald and Nancy Reagan in Killing Reagan

8 May 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having enjoyed huge success with their adaptations of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus, the National Geographic Channel is now set to adapt Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan, with Tim Matheson (The West Wing) signing on to portray President Ronald Reagan alongside Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) as First Lady Nancy Reagan.

“We wanted to get somebody in both roles who, No. 1 had a lot of experience, because these aren’t easy roles,” states O’Reilly in an interview with Deadline. “They aren’t caricature roles. Matheson and Nixon are accomplished, and they’ve played a lot of roles, but they’re also not strongly identified with any one role.”

Rod Lurie (The Contender, Commander in Chief) is directing the adaptation, which will tell of John Hinckley’s failed 1981 assassination attempt on the newly-elected Reagan and how it impacted his time in office.

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- Gary Collinson

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TVLine Items: Nixon to Play Reagan, Impastor Return Postponed and More

6 May 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Given her presidential surname, Cynthia Nixon‘s next role seems all too appropriate.

The Sex and the City alumna will play First Lady Nancy Reagan in NatGeo’s upcoming adaptation of Killing Reagan, based on Bill O’Reilly’s book.

RelatedRon Howard Directing NatGeo’s First Scripted Drama Series Genius

Nixon will star opposite Hart of Dixie‘s Tim Matheson (as President Ronald Reagan) in the project, which explores how the assassination attempt made on Reagan’s life impacted his time in office.

Airing in fall 2016, this will be NatGeo’s fourth take on an O’Reilly book, following Killing Lincoln, »

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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon to Receive Cannes' Women in Motion Awards — Indiewire's Friday Rundown

6 May 2016 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition. The festival will open with "Captain Fantastic" and close with "Strike a Pose." Other highlights include "Political Animals," "Indignation" and "Our Kind of Traitor." The festival will also play home to a number of honors, including the presentation of two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the festival's annual Filmmaker on the Edge Award while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Filmmaker Effie T. Brown will provide the keynote address at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers' Brunch on Sunday, June 19. The festival runs from June 15-19. You can find out more right here.  Stay up to date on all of today's buzziest industry news »

- Zack Sharf

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Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon to Play Ronald and Nancy Reagan in ‘Killing Reagan’

6 May 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon have been cast as Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, respectively, in National Geographic Channel’s adaptation of Bill O’Reilly‘s “Killing Reagan.” The cable network will continue its successful partnership with Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions to produce the next movie based on the brand new O’Reilly and Martin Dugard book, “Killing Reagan,” which was published Tuesday by Henry Holt and Company. The network’s three most-watched programs ever were the O’Reilly adaptations “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.” Also Read: Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Reagan' Heads to Nat »

- Linda Ge

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Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon Cast As Ronald & Nancy Reagan In ‘Killing Reagan’

6 May 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tim Matheson has been cast as President Ronald Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as First Lady Nancy Reagan in the adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan, for National Geographic Channel. And, in a Hitchockian move, O’Reilly will have a small role in the project, which he declined to name except to say it was “a pretty fun role.” “We wanted to get somebody in both roles who, No. 1 had a lot of experience, because these aren’t easy roles. They aren’t caricature roles… »

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Us Briefs: Lionsgate dates 'Hacksaw Ridge'

5 May 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…

Lionsgate will open Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield on November 4, in wide release.

Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn also star in the Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Media, Icon Productions, Pandemonium, and Permut Presentations drama about of Desmond Doss, the WWII serviceman who became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal Of Honor.

Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut, Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, and Tyler Thompson produce.

The Shack will open on March 3, 2017, in wide release, from Summit Entertainment and was originally set for November 18 this year.

The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival has wrapped and announced the juried winners of its Golden Gate Awards. Philippe Lesange of Canada won the New Directors (Narrative Feature) Prize for The »

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Exclusive Interview with James Franco and Director Pamela Romanowsky for ‘The Adderall Diaries’

15 April 2016 10:23 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It’s one trippy life.

Based on the best-selling Stephen Elliott’s memoir called The Adderall Diaries, James Franco stars as a successful writer suffering from writer’s block due to his substance abuse, father issues and relationship problems. To overcome his writing issues, he investigates the 2007 trial of Hans Reiser, who murdered his wife and involves himself in a new romantic relationship.

The film also stars Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Wilmer Valderrama, Ed Harris and Cynthia Nixon.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with Franco and director Pamela Romanowsky about the project.

The Adderall Diaries is out in select theaters today.

Watch the interview below.

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- Gig Patta

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Cannes: Double Dutch International Hires Myriad’s Mark Padilla

13 April 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Cannes Film Festival move, Double Dutch International has hired Myriad Pictures executive Mark Padilla as senior VP of sales and acquisitions.

Padilla had been at Myriad since 2012 as VP of worldwide sales and distribution.

Padilla’s role will include overseeing and managing global sales for Ddi’s slate. He will also be heavily involved in Ddi’s acquisitions strategy and evaluating new projects for worldwide commercial appeal.

Prior to Myriad, Padilla was VP of sales and acquisitions with Essential Entertainment with a focus on international and domestic releases. He was the marketing manager at Arclight Films and prior to that assisted with product acquisition for several distribution companies at the S. Hirsch Company.

“As Ddi continues down its exciting path we knew that it would take a bright, accomplished individual to head up our sales and acquisitions team,” said CEO Jason Moring. “Mark was the ideal candidate who shares in our vision. »

- Dave McNary

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Mark Padilla Joins Double Dutch International A Svp Sales & Acquisitions

13 April 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Four years after joining Myriad Pictures as VP Worldwide Sales and Distribution, Mark Padilla is segueing to Double Dutch International. The exec has been named Svp Sales & Acquisitions just ahead of the Cannes Film Festival and Market. Padilla will oversee and manage global sales for Ddi’s slate which includes Terence Davies' recent Berlinale Special Entry, A Quiet Passion, a biopic of Emily Dickinson with Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle. He will also be heavily… »

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9 Times Miranda Hobbes Was the Sassy Voice of Reason on 'Sex and the City'

8 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Miranda Hobbes, Esq. Corporate Lawyer. Unmarried Woman."

From the moment those words flashed across the TV screen over Cynthia Nixon's cynical scowl introducing her iconic "Sex and the City" character, we knew wanted to listen to the boss that is Miranda Hobbes. Miranda is a skeptic. She's a realist. She's the friend you want to talk you out of that ridiculous decision you're about to make.

Behold, 9 times Miranda Hobbes was the sassy, truth-telling New Yorker we couldn't help but love.


- Alana Altmann

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BroadwayCon 2017 to Be Held at Javits Center

7 April 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

The second annual BroadwayCon is already in the works! Bringing together theater stars and their fans in a fun conference environment, the inaugural BroadwayCon was held Jan. 22–24 in the New York Hilton Midtown. Despite a winter storm shutting down most of Broadway itself, the completely sold-out event was attended by 5,000 theater enthusiasts. Conference co-founders Anthony Rapp, Melissa Anelli, and Stephanie Dornhelm are promising another three days of panels, singalongs, meet-ups, and special performances. Tickets will go on pre-sale for returning attendees April 8 and to the general public April 11. To be held Jan. 27–29, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center—a substantially larger venue—BroadwayCon will again be with co-presented with Mischief Management and Playbill. The event will feature such Tony winners and Broadway regulars as Kelli O.Hara, Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Ana Gasteyer, Lachanze, Seth Rudetsky, Jonathan Groff, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Laura Osnes, Lesli Margherita, »

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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Wrestle That Bear--and Tom Hardy--in 'The Revenant' at Home Now

22 March 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 (Ya action-adventure sequel; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks; rated PG-13) Daddy’s Home (comedy; Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini; rated PG-13) James White (drama; Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon; rated R) Kill Your Friends (comedy-thriller; Nicholas Hoult, James Corden, Ed Skrein, Rosanna...

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Review: Hillary Clinton stopped by the funniest 'Broad City' of the season

17 March 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some thoughts on last night's Broad City episode guest-starring Hillary Clinton coming up just as soon as I look like a Bachelor contestant who quits because she's too good for the show... Clinton's cameo was the headline for "2016," if not for this new Broad City season as a whole. Unsurprisingly, though, her appearance (which Comedy Central put online in its entirety even before "2016" aired) was far from the episode's high point. With a few exceptions like John McCain or Al Franken (who had a head start), politicians who do comedy at best qualify as good sports, and that's more or less how Broad City used Clinton: a glorified prop for Ilana and Abbi to have a brief but amusing freak-out over. (My favorite part, and not just because it alluded to perhaps the series' best episode, was when Abbi, struggling for things to say about herself to the former First Lady, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Cynthia Nixon & Rookie Michael Trotter To Star In Indie Drama ‘Evening Hour’

15 March 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Cynthia Nixon, Brian Geraghty, Marin Ireland and newcomer Michael Trotter have been cast in The Evening Hour, an indie drama adaptation of Carter Sickels’ 2012 debut novel. Elizabeth Palmore is writing the screenplay, and Braden King is directing. A mid-2016 shooting date is being eyed. Set in a small West Virginia mining town in the foothills of Appalachia, the book tells the story of small-time drug dealer Cole Freeman (Trotter), who is driven to action and… »

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Trailer for The Adderall Diaries starring James Franco, Ed Harris and Amber Heard

9 March 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Us release, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming crime thriller The Adderall Diaries. Based on the true-crime memoir of the same name by Stephen Elliott, the film stars James Franco, Ed Harris and Amber Heard. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Stephen Elliott (James Franco) is enjoying a moment of fame and notoriety after publishing a celebrated memoir charting his difficult childhood at the mercy of a brutalising father (Ed Harris). Going from busy book signings to sold-out talk-sessions he is riding the crest of a wave that has hitherto been so uncharacteristic of his life’s journey so far.

But what goes up must come down and when his estranged father resurfaces in his life, claiming that Stephen fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuelled his best-selling book, it comes down with a crash. Adrift in the precarious grey area of memory, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Trailer For ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Starring James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and More

9 March 2016 1:08 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Coming off of a triple Oscar win with Ex Machina, Room, and Amy, as well as a successful wide release of The Witch, A24 is easily the biggest success story when it comes to new independent distributors. Next month they’ll release Pamela Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries, a drama which premiered at Tribeca last year and features James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, Christian Slater, and Cynthia Nixon. Ahead of the release, we now have the first trailer for the drama.

We said in our review, “Style trumps substance in writer-director Pamela Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries, a pet project involving Franco that perhaps seems to write the wrongs of his previous bomb about the writing process, Third Person. Inspired by a memoir from the real Stephen Elliott, his process here is a tortured one as he blames his father for his addictions in this cinematic equivalent of a Staind song. »

- Leonard Pearce

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Watch: James Franco Is on Edge in ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Trailer

8 March 2016 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco doesn’t want to bury his past in the first trailer for “The Adderall Diaries.”

Franco stars alongside Amber Heard in the A24 film based on Stephen Elliott’s 2009 true-crime memoir. The thriller follows the account of a novelist (Franco) of the 2007 high-profile murder trial of Hans Reiser, which he chronicles in a book while simultaneously grappling with father issues, writer’s block, drug dependency and repressed childhood traumas. Heard stars as Lana Edmond, a reporter who captivates Elliott’s interests and offers him exclusive access to the murder case that he’s become consumed by.

“What happens to us makes us who we are,” Franco says in the trailer over a series of flashbacks to his broken childhood. The trailer also previews heated arguments between Franco and his father (played by Ed Harris) and scenes of Franco immersing himself in the happenings of Reiser’s murder trial. »

- Alyssa Sage

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