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Parkes+MacDonald Names Owen Shiflett As Head Of TV, To Adapt ‘Rasl’ Comic

30 June 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have brought in former AMC executive Owen Shiflett as new head of television. He will shepherd TV development and production under Parkes + MacDonald’s first-look deal with Universal TV. One of the first projects Parkes, MacDonald and Shiflett are exploring is a TV drama adaptation of Rasl, the black-and-white science fiction noir comic book by award-winning Bone creator Jeff Smith. Parkes+MacDonald are closing a deal for the… »

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Adaptation Of The Good Spy Will Shine A Light On The Shadows Of The CIA

25 June 2015 4:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The mysteries of America’s foremost intelligence agency are fertile ground for storytellers, but the truth is always more powerful than fiction – particularly in the case of the 2014 biography The Good Spy: The Life And Death Of Robert Ames. Now, producing super-team Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes (Flight, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Road To Perdition, the Men In Black franchise) have snapped up the rights to The Good Spy, and are planning to deliver a dramatic adaptation of it to the big screen.

Robert Ames was a CIA operative and the intelligence agency’s Near East Director. He allegedly made the first high-level infiltration of the Plo during his career, and was renowned for building productive and effective relationships with Arab intelligence figures. These bonds were seen to hold the key to lasting peace – but those hopes were dashed when he was killed in the suicide »

- Sarah Myles

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National Geographic Channel joins Fox Searchlight for global theatrical release of documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’

19 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced recently that National Geographic Channel has joined forces with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the global theatrical release of Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming feature documentary He Named Me Malala, an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

With this partnership, National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Society will join the global launch campaign to support the theatrical release this October. Additionally, in 2016 the film will air on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages.

National Geographic will support this important film from theatrical release through the broadcast television premiere with all of the resources of the National Geographic Channels as well as through the National Geographic Society in National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, National Geographic Education Programs, »

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New Trailer Arrives For He Named Me Malala

18 June 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala

Opening in select theaters on October 2, 2015, watch the first trailer for He Named Me Malala.

It’s here! Take a first look at He Named Me Malala, a documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s…

Posted by Malala Fund on Thursday, June 18, 2015

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

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- Michelle McCue

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National Geographic boards Searchlight on Malala doc

18 June 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

National Geographic Channel has joined Fox Searchlight to distribute He Named Me Malala.

National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Society will join the global launch campaign to support the theatrical release of the film about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in October. 

Fox Searchlight Pictures releases He Named Me Malala in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media with National Geographic Channel

The film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, will air in 2016 on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages.

Guggenheim’s film chronicles the life of Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist who was 15 when the Taliban attacked her on her school bus for her advocacy work.

Yousafzai earned worldwide renown for surviving the attack and has gone on to co-found the Malala Fund to empower adolescent girls through quality secondary education.

The launch of the film will coincide with an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Fund.

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National Geographic joins Searchlight on Malala doc

18 June 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

National Geographic Channel has joined Fox Searchlight to distribute He Named Me Malala.

National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Society will join the global launch campaign to support the theatrical release of the film about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in October. 

Fox Searchlight Pictures releases He Named Me Malala in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media with National Geographic Channel

The film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, will air in 2016 on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages.

Guggenheim’s film chronicles the life of Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist who was 15 when the Taliban attacked her on her school bus for her advocacy work.

Yousafzai earned worldwide renown for surviving the attack and has gone on to co-found the Malala Fund to empower adolescent girls through quality secondary education.

The launch of the film will coincide with an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Fund.

Walter Parkes, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Fox Searchlight's Malala Yousafzai Doc Gets National Geographic Boost

18 June 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The documentary, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media, follows Yousafzai as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide who became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Davis and his filmmaking team spent 18 months with Yousafzai in making this film. Fox Searchlight and National Geographic will join forces for a global launch campaign in support of its October 2015 awards corridor release. After throwing resources and weight behind "He Named Me Malala" on its way to theatrical release, the film will air on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages in 2016.  The film will also launch an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Malala’s nonprofit organization working to empower adolescent girls globally through secondary education. Last Fall, departed Fox »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Fox Searchlight, National Geographic Teaming on Malala Documentary

18 June 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

National Geographic Channel has come on board to support Fox Searchlight’s release of Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming documentary “He Named Me Malala.”

The documentary centers on Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

The National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Society will join the global launch campaign to support the theatrical release in October. The film will air next year on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages.

“This is a film that you leave not only feeling incredibly inspired, but truly wanting to make a difference. As leaders in bringing stories of global importance to the largest audience possible, it is more than just an honor to be part of this project, I feel it is our duty,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Channels. »

- Dave McNary

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What’s Up Doc?: Sheffield & AFI Docs Signal the Summer Fest Drought

1 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Well folks, after a rather long and brutal winter (at least for me here in Buffalo), we are finally heading into the wonderful warmth of summer, but with that blast of sunshine and steamy humidity comes the mid-year drought of major film fests. After the Sheffield Doc/Fest concludes on June 10th and AFI Docs wraps on June 21st, we likely won’t see any major influx in our charts until Locarno, Venice, Telluride and Tiff announce their line-ups in rapid succession. In the meantime, we can look forward to the intriguing onslaught of films making their debut in Sheffield, including Brian Hill’s intriguing examination of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, The Confessions of Thomas Quick, and Sean McAllister’s film for which he himself was jailed in the process of making, A Syrian Love Story, the only two films world premiering in the festival’s main competition. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Cannes: Tom Hanks-Alicia Vikander Thriller ‘Circle’ Sees Strong Sales

20 May 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Im Global has reported strong sales at Cannes for the upcoming tech thriller “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”) with James Ponsoldt directing.

The Circle” has sold to most major territories, including Germany (Universum), the U.K. (Studiocanal), Latin America (Imagem), France (Mars), Italy (Good Films), Scandinavia (Mis. Label), Benelux (Paradiso) and Australia (Roadshow).

The Circle” is produced by Hanks’ Playtone, Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story, Ponsoldt, Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald. Image Nation Abu Dhabi is fully financing. CAA and UTA are handling U.S. rights.

The film, based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel, follows a young techie who joins a powerful online company that links users’ personal emails, social media accounts, banking and purchasing to their universal operating system. The experience begins well, but falls apart by the end of the story.

The film has also sold to Switzerland (Impuls), the Middle East (Selim Ramin), Poland, »

- Dave McNary

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Alicia Vikander Joins Tom Hanks in 'The Circle'

11 May 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced a deal to fully finance James Ponsoldt's upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions. Im Global are handling international sales on the film and will be repping it at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Us rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.

The feature adaptation of The Circle, has been written and will be directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and James Ponsoldt. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) will star alongside . Three other major roles are currently out to casting and will be announced shortly. Shooting on The Circle will start August 2015 in California.

Dave Eggers' novel focuses on a young woman who »

- MovieWeb

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Alicia Vikander Joins Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt's Thriller 'The Circle'

11 May 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Ex Machina (deservedly) made Alicia Vikander Hollywood's new it-girl, and as she receives offers left-and-right, she apparently won't stray too far from the high-tech thriller genre. She joins Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt's (The Spectacular Now, this summer's The End of the Tour) latest, The Circle. amz asin="0345807294" size="small"Vikander is slated as the movie's protagonist, a recent college graduate who lands a job with The Circle, a powerful tech company where she becomes close with its charismatic co-owner (Hanks). The film is based on the Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are) novel of the same name. The Circle will be produced under Hanks' Playtone banner, which he shares with Gary Goetzman. Ponsoldt and Anthony Bregman (Foxcatcher) are also attached in the same capacity, while Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald (Flight) just joined the project before Cannes commenced. This is just one Eggers adaptation Playtone is working on at the moment, »

- Will Ashton

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Malala documentary gets UK release date

5 May 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary about the teenager who survived a shooting by the Taliban to get awards season release.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced November 6 as the UK theatrical release date for He Named Me Malala.

Davis Guggenheim’s documentary is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan.

Malala, then 15-year-old, had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan and was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014 became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Producers are Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, co-financed by Participant Media »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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What’s Up Doc?: Kent Jones, Asif Kapadia & Luc Jacquet Head to Cannes

1 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It should come as no surprise that Cannes Film Festival will play host to Kent Jones’s doc on the touchstone of filmmaking interview tomes, Hitchcock/Truffaut (see photo above). The film has been floating near the top of this list since it was announced last year as in development, while Jones himself has a history with the festival, having co-written both Arnaud Desplechin’s Jimmy P. and Martin Scorsese’s My Voyage To Italy, both of which premiered in Cannes. The film is scheduled to screen as part of the Cannes Classics sidebar alongside the likes of Stig Björkman’s Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words, which will play as part of the festival’s tribute to the late starlet, and Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna’s Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (see trailer below). As someone who grew up watching road races with my dad in Watkins Glen, »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Zeitgeist Films Will Release Timely ‘Every Last Child’ Docu In U.S. Cinemas (Exclusive)

9 April 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New York-based specialty distributor Zeitgeist Films will give a U.S. theatrical release to pluriprized U.K. director Tom Roberts’ timely Pakistan-set docu “Every Last Child,” which examines efforts to fight the polio epidemic in Pakistan, where the Taliban have imposed a ban on the vaccine.

Every Last Child” is produced by Roberts in tandem with ImageNation Abu Dhabi, the UAE government-funded production company with Hollywood ties, which financed it. The docu recently world preemed at Doc NYC to critical acclaim and will screen at upcoming Hot Docs fest in Toronto. Zeitgeist has acquired all U.S. rights, excluding TV. It plans to release it in select Stateside cities this summer.

In early 2014 the UAE launched the Pakistan Assistance Program, which aimed to vaccinate 3.65 million Pakistani children over the course of three months, especially targeting remote areas of the country where the Taliban are most active.

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- Nick Vivarelli

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'Workaholics,' 'Veep' Actors Join 'Keeping Up With the Joneses' (Exclusive)

6 April 2015 6:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Workaholics' Maribeth Monroe and Veep's Matt Walsh are moving into the neighborhood for Fox's comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses. Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot are already on board for the film, which will be directed by Greg Mottola. The story, written by Michael LeSieur, centers on a suburban couple who become suspicious of their attractive, seemingly perfect neighbors, who turn out to be undercover agents. Monroe and Walsh will play another couple living in the neighborhood.   LeSieur  , Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes are producing, while Timothy M. Bourne is executive producing. Monroe has been

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- Rebecca Ford

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Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires Davis Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala

30 March 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights less France and other French-speaking territories to the documentary He Named Me Malala, directed by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. Studiocanal will distribute the film in France.

He Named Me Malala is scheduled to be released in 2015.

The documentary, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media, is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading »

- Michelle McCue

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He Named Me Malala Acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures

30 March 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Teen activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become one of the biggest names in activism in recent years and to further cement her status as one of the most important people of this generation, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired most of the global rights to the documentary “He Named Me Malala.” (“Most” because StudioCanal will represent the film in France). The documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, will give, as The Hollywood Reporter quotes, an “intimate portrait” of Yousafzai. Fox Searchlight presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula stated that bringing the documentary to the world “will be an honor for  [ Read More ]

The post He Named Me Malala Acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Fox Searchlight Grabs Malala Yousafzai Doc

30 March 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights, except for France and other French-speaking territories, to the documentary "He Named Me Malala." Directed by Davis Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth" and also directed "Waiting for Superman," the film is slated for 2015 release. The documentary, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media, follows Yousafzai as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide who became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Davis and his filmmaking team spent 18 months with Yousafzai in making this film. The film will also launch an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Malala’s nonprofit organization working to empower adolescent girls globally through secondary education.   Executive producers include Mohamed Al »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Fox Searchlight Acquires Malala Yousafzai Doc

30 March 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Davis Guggenheim's documentary about the renowned Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai has found a home. Fox Searchlight Pictures announced Monday it had acquired worldwide rights – with the exception of France which StudioCanal is looking after – to He Named Me Malala. The doc, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media, offers an "intimate portrait" of 17-year-old Yousafzai, who since being shot and wounded by the Taliban in 2012 has become a leading campaigner for children’s rights and women's education. Last

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- Alex Ritman

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