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Anton Yelchin’s ‘Like Crazy’ Director Posts Moving Tribute One Year After Actor’s Death (Video)

20 June 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus posted a moving tribute to Anton Yelchin, one year after the actor tragically died at the age of 27. Doremus directed Yelchin and Felicity Jones (who makes an appearance in the tribute video) in the 2011 romantic drama, and the Facebook video features behind-the-scenes moments from the movie. “We love you Anton …” and “… like crazy,” open and close the tribute. Also Read: Anton Yelchin Was Responsible for His Own Death, Car Dealership Claims Yelchin was killed on June 19, 2016 in a freak accident after his car pinned him between a brick mailbox and a security »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Anton Yelchin Remembered One Year After His Death by Green Room Director

19 June 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One year after Anton Yelchin's death, Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier pays tribute via his personal Twitter account. Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident on June 19th, 2016 at the young age of 27 after his car rolled down his steep driveway, crushing him against a security fence. The Russian star's resume included Terminator: Salvation, Star Trek, Green Room, and many, many more that shared his range from the dramatic to comedy and everything in between. Anton Yelchin appeared in Star Trek Beyond last summer and in all kinds of independent movies since 2001's Hearts of Atlantis.

The Green Room director posted a picture of Anton Yelchin from the set of Green Room. Yelchin is wearing a denim jacket and a Minor Threat "Out of Step" t-shirt with black makeup positioned on his face. The simple short heartfelt caption under the photo reads: "Been a year since we lost this cinewarrior. »

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‘Green Room’ Director Jeremy Saulnier Honors Anton Yelchin One Year After His Death

19 June 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s hard to imagine it’s been a year since we lost Anton Yelchin, who passed away June 19, 2016 at age 27 after a freak car accident. Because Yelchin continued to be a memorable face on the big screen over the past year in “Star Trek Beyond” and in festival entries like “Porto” and “Thoroughbred,” his death still hits like a shock to the system. He still feels very much like an active member of the film community, a feeling that will probably remain as he has more posthumous films waiting to be released.

Read More: 9 Reasons We Loved Anton Yelchin’s Performances

Jeremy Saulnier, who directed Yelchin in the horror-thriller “Green Room,” shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the late actor on Twitter this morning to commemorate the one year anniversary of his passing. “Been a year since we lost this cinewarrior,” the director wrote. “Miss him dearly.” The film took »

- Zack Sharf

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Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer’S Films That Change The World Series Will Show Sat. June 3Rd At UCLA’S James Bridges Theatre

25 May 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering’s “The Hunting Ground” and James Haven’s “Court of Conscience” both examine the rape culture and its deadly consequences   Los Angeles – May 25, 2017 --The searing feature documentary “The Hunting Ground”, a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World series. The short film “Court of Conscience”, starring Jon Voight and the late Anton Yelchin, will also be shown during the evening, followed by a panel discussion led by Kramer with members of the cast and production team including “Court of Conscience” star Voight and writer-director James Haven as well as producers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering who...

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11 great TV series for young children on Netflix

18 May 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sam Glover May 25, 2017

Stuck for an alternative to the usual viewing for young kids? Then these streaming recommendations may be of use...

The wonderful world wide web (including this very site) has looked in detail at Netflix; the hits, the misses, the hidden gems, the ones to miss and so on. This said, Netflix Originals has another area where it operates. And this is where my three-year-old son comes in.

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Thanks to Nick Jnr and Channel 5’s Milkshake, we’re generally okay in our house should children’s television (Aka award-winning parenting) be required. Netflix takes it to another level. There are the well-known shows (Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol etc.), the slightly lesser-known programmes (Pocoyo being my personal favourite) and then there are Netflix’s own productions. »

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New Europe boards Babis Makridis comedy 'Pity'

16 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The project is co-written byDogtooth writer Efthimis Filippou.

Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has signed Babis Makridis’ black comedy Pity for world sales. The director’s follow-up to 2012 Sundance selection L is co-written by Makridis and Yorgos Lanthimos’ screenwriting collaborator Efthimis Filippou (Dogtooth, The Killing of a Sacred Deer).

Pity is billed as the absurd story of a lawyer who feels happy only when he is unhappy. When his wife falls into a coma, he notices how much better his life is when the people around him pity him. When she recovers, he becomes obsessed with being sad again.

Set for delivery later this year, the film is a Greek-Polish coproduction between Neda Film, Faliro House Productions, Madants and Beben Films, supported by Eurimages, The Onassis Foundation, Ert Sa, the Greek Film Center, & Polish Film Institute.

New Europe Film Sales’ past sales line-up has included Cannes Acid selection Scaffolding by Matan Yair, Berlinale Generation »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Richie Mehta to direct Jay Baruchel in Baseballissimo

11 May 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to THR, Richie Mehta (Siddharth, Amal) has signed on to direct Jay Baruchel (Goon: Last of the Enforcers) in Baseballissimo, an indie drama about a minor-league pitcher on an Italian baseball team.

The film has been written by Baruchel and his wiring partner Jesse Chabot (Random Acts of Violence) and originally had Jacob Tierney attached to direct and Anton Yelchin set for the lead role of Kyle Buffone, a rising minor-league baseball player who gets detoured on the way to major-league stardom by pitching for the Peones, a team in Italy.

The project was put on hold following Yelchin’s untimely death last year, but is now moving forward, and the search is underway for an actor to take on the lead. It is being shopped to potential buyers at Cannes this month. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Cannes: Richie Metha to Direct Jay Baruchel Starrer 'Baseballissimo' (Exclusive)

10 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Richie Mehta has signed on to direct the indie Baseballissimo, to star and be penned by Jay Baruchel and writing partner Jesse Chabot (Random Acts of Violence).

Mehta's latest movie is the documentary India in a Day, which was executive produced by Ridley Scott and which follows two earlier India-set theatrical dramas, Siddarth and Amal. Google partnered with The Martian director Scott, Indian helmer Anurag Kashyap and Mehta on the user-generated doc.

Mehta replaces fellow Canadian filmmaker Jacob Tierney as director of Baseballissimo while the project regroups after Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was set for the lead »

- Etan Vlessing

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It could only happen in the movies, or could it? Cinematic Depictions of Real Life Tragedies

27 April 2017 5:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

It comes as no surprise that some of our most heinous historical world events have become the subject of a cinematic depiction. As audiences wanting their thirst for great cinema and intrigue in world issues grow we have had, in the naughties alone, Roman Polanski deliver The Pianist in 2002 and more recently László Nemes’ Son of Saul to quench our desire. Even this week, we have the release of Terry George’s The Promise which tells the story of the Armenian Genocide in the final years of the Ottoman Empire with Oscar Isaac, Charlotte LeBon and Christian Bale hitting our cinemas.

Whether these events are genocides, horrific murders, acts of terrorism or even demonic paranormal activities, our quest for knowledge, understanding and feeling has inspired filmmakers for years. Their films set out to shine a light on the atrocities and suffering of man, and act to empower »

- Zehra Phelan

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Zachary Quinto Mourns Death Of Dog Noah: ‘In Loving Him I Learned To Love Myself More Fully’

22 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Zachary Quinto is mourning the loss of his beloved dog, Noah. The 39-year-old actor shared an emotional dedication to his precious “prince” on Instagram on Thursday. Related: Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute to Anton Yelchin — See the Video “Anyone who has ever truly known me in the last 14 years has known this true prince,” […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Zachary Quinto Mourns Death of Dog Noah: 'In Loving Him I Learned to Love Myself More Fully'

21 April 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Zachary Quinto is mourning the loss of his beloved dog, Noah.

The 39-year-old actor shared an emotional dedication to his precious "prince" on Instagram on Thursday.

Related: Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute to Anton Yelchin -- See the Video

"Anyone who has ever truly known me in the last 14 years has known this true prince," he captioned a sweet selfie with the pooch. "Noah has been by my side through up and down, thick and thin, feast and famine. In loving him I learned to love myself more fully."

"He taught me compassion and patience and generosity," Quinto continued. "And oh how he made me laugh. He made friends wherever he went. His spirit was pure. His love was legend. I am a better person for having had him in my life, but tonight we had to let him go. Surrounded by love he went to sleep. And may he forever rest in peace."

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Cannes Acid title 'Scaffolding' gets sales deal

21 April 2017 5:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Israeli drama acquired by New Europe.

New Europe Film Sales has picked up Israeli debut Scaffolding, which has been selected for this year’s Cannes Acid selection.

Written and directed by Matan Yair, the film follows a 17-year-old boy who is an impulsive troublemaker at school.

While his strict father sees him as a natural successor to his scaffolding business, the boy forges a special connection with his literature teacher Rami and begins to see new possibilities for himself, until an unexpected tragedy occurs.

Newcomer Asher Lax stars in the lead role.

Scaffolding was produced by Gal Greenspan and Roi Kurland of Green Productions in coproduction with Stanislaw Dziedzic of Film Produkcja and United King.

The film had support from the Israeli Film Fund and the Polish Film Institute. In 2016, the project won the first pitching prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

New Europe also had Israeli title One Week And A Day on its roster »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Olivia Cooke is Courting Danger in World War II spy drama

2 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bates Motel and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl star Olivia Cooke has signed on to play tennis star turned spy Alice Marble in the upcoming World War II drama Courting Danger, THR is reporting.

The film is based upon Dale Leatherman’s book Courting Danger: My Adventures in World Class Tennis, Golden Age Hollywood, and High Stakes Spying and follows three-time tennis world champion Marble, who “defied the wishes of her longtime coach and left the sport in order to become an Allied spy, gathering intel on the Nazis that proved instrumental in the Nuremberg trials.”

Courting Danger has been written by Derek Weissbein (Layla) and is being produced by Maven Pictures, whose upcoming projects include Wildling with Bel Powley and Liv Tyler, and L.A. Riots drama Kings, which stars Halle Berry and Daniel Craig.

Cooke will next be seen in the thriller Thoroughbred alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin, »

- Gary Collinson

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Cary Elwes, Matthew Modine to Star in World War II Drama ‘Burning at Both Ends’ (Exclusive)

31 March 2017 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cary Elwes and Matthew Modine will star in the World War II drama “Burning at Both Ends.”

Slingshot Ltd., a newly-created Los Angeles-based production company, is producing “Burning at Both Ends” as its inaugural project. Greer Grammer, Judd Hirsch, and Rob Gough also star in the film, which begins shooting later this spring.

The movie follows a group of resistance radio broadcasters in Nazi-occupied France as they evade capture alongside a Jewish family. Matthew Hill and Landon Johnson are directing from their own script, which won the inaugural $50,000 Chronos Prize in 2014.

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Producing for Slingshot is Jonah Hirsch, who is not related to Judd Hirsch. He has been producing virtual reality movies through Cgo Studios, including films about the Wright Brothers, Anne Frank, and the first successful expedition to Mount Everest.

Hirsch previously produced “Passion Play, »

- Dave McNary

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15 Good Dark Comedies to Watch on Netflix in April 2017

31 March 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This is no festive prank, these movies are hilarious.

Let’s face it, the world is a wreck. Every day things look bleaker than they did the day before. It’s gotten to the point where, if you can’t learn to laugh at our misery, you’re finished. If you need some help figuring out how to find humor in even the worst bits of the human experience, dark comedies work, Netflix has them, and we’ve made a list of the good ones. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: This Must Be the Place (2011)

I can’t think of another movie in recent times that’s been so good and gotten so little love and attention in return. Maybe that’s because the concept of a former 80s glam rocker who still wears his makeup (Sean Penn) tracking down the Nazi concentration camp guard who »

- Nathan Adams

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Fox Searchlight Buys ‘The Old Man and The Gun,’ Grasshopper Film Picks Up ‘Bronx Gothic’ and More

24 March 2017 10:51 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.

– Fox Searchlight will acquire the U.S., Canada and U.K. rights to to “The Old Man And The Gun,” Deadline reports. Director David Lowery’s drama stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek and Danny Glover and begins shooting on April 3.

Based on a true story, the film centers on bank robber and 17-time prison escapee Forrest Tucker (Redford). Affleck plays a detective obsessed with bringing Tucker to justice while Spacek plays Tucker’s love interest. The film is produced by Conde Nast Entertainment Wildwood Enterprises and Identity Films.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Neon Picks Up Errol Morris’ ‘The B-Side,’ FilmRise Gets Two Sundance Premieres and More

Grasshopper Film has acquired the U.S. rights »

- Graham Winfrey

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Big SXSW Buys, Gunpowder & Sky Gets ‘Below Her Mouth’ and More

17 March 2017 8:00 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.

– Gunpowder & Sky Distribution has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to April Mullen’s “Below Her Mouth.” Shot entirely with a female crew, the film tells the story of an unexpected romance between two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016, and it went on to screen at Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, and Goteborg Film Festival. It will also play at BFI Flare: London’s Lgbt festival in March.

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution will release the film on April 28, 2017, theatrically and across all major On Demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Verizon FiOS, and DirecTV. »

- Kate Erbland

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Celebrating The Late Anton Yelchin’s Birthday With a Tribute

11 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Today would have been Anton Yelchin’s 28th birthday.  He was an incredibly talented actor who was taken from us way too soon with an incredibly tragic accident.  Most people don’t realize that Yelchin’s acting career began at the young age of 11.  From the time he appeared on ER as a kid to the day he died, Yelchin had been appearing in film after film.   Amazingly in his short time on this earth he amassed 67 credits on IMDb. He was truly starting to come into his own.  Whether or not he was Oscar caliber is debatable but I have

Celebrating The Late Anton Yelchin’s Birthday With a Tribute »

- Nat Berman

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Remembering Anton Yelchin on His Birthday: 9 of the Late Actor's Films You Can Watch Right Now, Plus 1 More Still to Come

11 March 2017 5:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Anton Yelchin's life was tragically cut short last June, his death coming before he had received the widespread credit for his acting chops that he so rightly deserved. He was best known to theatergoers for his essential role as Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, but at 27 he had already amassed quite the resume with a wide range of roles, from the dark misfit-teen comedy Charlie Bartlett to the star-crossed romance Like Crazy and the gritty white-knuckle thriller Green Room. The Russian-born and Los Angeles-bred actor made his onscreen debut at 11 in an episode of ER and never looked back, spending the rest of his life doing what he knew as a child he was »

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Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance entry 'Lemon'

10 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Separately, Stx dates Den Of Thieves, Kino Lorber picks up Anton Yelchin romance Porto.

The New York-based distributor has taken North American rights from ICM Partners and UTA to Janicza Bravo’s feature directorial debut Lemon ahead of its SXSW screening.

The film premiered in Park City in January and opened Rotterdam. Magnolia plans a release later this year.

Lemon stars Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera and Nia Long and centres on a 40-years-old man whose life is unravelling.

Bravo co-wrote the screenplay with Gelman. David Bernon, Paul Bernon and Sam Slater of Burn Later Productions produced with Han West and Houston King

David Hinojosa and Christine Vachon of Killer Films served as executive producers along with Bravo and Gelman.

STXfilms has dated the Gerard Butler and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson action thriller Den Of Thieves for January 19, 2018.Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gabe Klinger’s romantic drama Porto starring the late Anton Yelchin »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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