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7 items from 2015


Lotus Entertainment goes on ‘Parents Weekend’

1 June 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson’s company will finance and handle international sales after acquiring Peter Scott’s spec R-rated comedy screenplay.

Film 360’s Daniel Rappaport and Ben Forkner will produce with Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane and Michael Botti.

Will Speck and Josh Gordon will serve as executive producers alongside Seibel, Johnson and Ara Keshishian.

The project centres on a couple who visit their freshman son at during parent’s weekend and enjoy the university experience they never had.

Scott (pictured) is the author of two books, Well Groomed and There’s A Spouse In My House: A Humorous Journey Through The First Years Of Marriage. 

Lotus Entertainment’s slate includes: David Leveaux’s The Kaiser’s Last Kiss starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Scott HicksFallen; Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; and Tanya Wexler’s [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lotus Entertainment to sell ‘Magic City’

1 May 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will commence sales in Cannes on the Starz original TV series adaptation starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Danny Huston, and Kelly Lynch.

Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac, Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation and Jacky Bibliowicz will produce and finance.

Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, Alan J Helene and Mitch Glazer produce. CAA represents Us rights with Jeff Berg.

Magic City was originally introduced by Qed International at Afm and takes place in 1962 Miami as a powerful Miami Beach hotel owner fights the mob, CIA and Cuban mercenaries.

Production is scheduled to begin in August.

Lotus Entertainment’s slate includes: Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; Xavier Gens’ thriller The Crucifixion; Shekhar Kapur’s adventure Tiger’s Curse; and Tanya Wexler’s Replicas starring Keanu Reeves.

The company is in post on Luis Prieto’s Kidnap starring [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Effie Gray | Review

2 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Portrait of a Lady: Laxton’s Mannered Version of Victoria Era Repression

There’s well-meaningness to Effie Gray that makes it worthy of discussion, at least for how it attempts to frankly portray the sexual oppression of women in Victorian era England, an aspect often subtly rendered or left altogether untouched. As directed by Richard Laxton, best known for his made-for-television films of varying quality (An Englishman in New York; Burton & Taylor), there’s a sense that the somewhat ambitious emotions existing beneath all those stuffy costumes have been a tad oversimplified. Considering the screenplay was penned by Emma Thompson, who appears in a warmly attenuated supporting role, perhaps expectations are poised a bit high for a tale that’s both representative and also conveniently uncommon (this seems the only possible way for this film to reach a believable yet upbeat solution), as it relates a famous art world scandal »

- Nicholas Bell

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David Strathairn Joins 'November Criminals'

23 March 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Academy Award nominee David Strathairn will join Ansel Elgort, Chloe Moretz and Academy Award Nominee Catherine Keener in Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals for Lotus Entertainment.&#160Based on an adapted screenplay by Academy Award Nominee Steven Knight from Sam Munson's novel, the film begins production in Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. today.

Beth O'Neil is producing alongside Erika Olde of Black Bicycle Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment, who is also handling international sales. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the film for the English-speaking world, as well as numerous international territories. Lotus Entertainment's Ara Keshishian along with Spwa's Executive Vice President Joe Matukewicz are overseeing production.

November Criminals follows two teenagers into the dangerous underbelly of Washington, D.C. as they investigate the murder of their friend while falling in love for the first time. Lotus Entertainment's current slate includes: Jeff Buhler's spec Descendant; Xavier Gens' thriller The »

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Berlin: Lotus Sells Keanu Reeves Starrer ‘Replicas’ to Multiple Territories (Exclusive)

9 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel’s Lotus Entertainment has sold Tanya Wexler’s sci-fi thriller “Replicas,” which stars Keanu Reeves, to multiple territories.

Pic has been sold to Benelux, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Portugal, Scandinavia, Turkey, Cis, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Asian pay TV, Taiwan, Thailand, Middle East, South Africa, Australia/New Zealand and airlines.

Replicas” is based on a screenplay by Chad St. John, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen Hamel, Reeves and Fundamental Films. Company Films’ partners Hamel and Reeves developed the script based on Hamel’s treatment. Lotus introduced the pic to foreign buyers at Afm.

Replicas” is the third collaboration between Lotus and Di Bonaventura following Luis Prieto’s “Kidnap,” starring Halle Berry, and the remake of “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,” which is in development.

Lotus recently sold rights for the English-speaking world, including the U. »

- Leo Barraclough and John Hopewell

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Pinnacle realigns its game plan

15 January 2015 1:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Responding to the tough outlook for most independent films, Pinnacle Films is moving away from releasing a large slate of small theatrical titles and instead plans to focus on two or three wide- release commercial films per year. . Augmenting that will be a handful of smaller overseas and local .passion projects. such as the Spierig brothers. .Predestination and Craig Monahan.s Healing. . Pinnacle now looks to pick up films with name casts that have a guaranteed wide release in the Us, handled either by the major studios or the larger indies... . Its 2015 slate is headed by.Autobahn, an action thriller starring Anthony Hopkins,.Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley; and The Legend of Barney Thomson, a comedy-thriller directed by and starring Robert Carlyle, with Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. . .Our smaller films were struggling to get exposure with exhibitors, who have limited space for independent product, »

- Don Groves

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Ansel Elgort Joins Chloe Moretz in 'November Criminals'

7 January 2015 4:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ansel Elgort has been tapped to star opposite Chloe Moretz in Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals for Lotus Entertainment.&#160Based on an adapted screenplay by Academy Award Nominee Steven Knight from Sam Munson's novel, the film will also star two-time Academy Award Nominee Catherine Keener.

Beth O'Neil will produce alongside Lotus, who is also handling international sales.&#160Caa and Wme are co-repping the domestic sale. November Criminals follows two teenagers into the dangerous underbelly of Washington DC as they investigate the murder of their friend while falling in love for the first time.

Lotus Entertainment's current slate includes: Xavier Gens thriller The Crucifixion from a screenplay by Chad and Carey Hayes; Shekhar Kapur's epic adventure Tiger's Curse, based on the first in a series of New York Times bestselling novels; and Tanya Wexler's Replicas starring Keanu Reeves.&#160

The company is in post-production on: Luis Prieto's Kidnap starring »

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