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16 items from 2017


TriStar Romantic Comedy 'Rosie Project' Finds Director (Exclusive)

20 June 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

TriStar Pictures has tapped British director Ben Taylor to helm the romantic comedy The Rosie Project.

Based on Graeme Simsion's best-selling novel of the same name, which has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, the project is a high priority for Hannah Minghella's TriStar label. Taylor, who directed all three seasons of the Amazon breakout comedy Catastrophe, will take the reins on the romantic comedy that previously had Richard Linklater and Jennifer Lawrence attached.

Adapted by Simsion with a subsequent draft by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Fault in Our Stars), the film centers on Don Tillman, »

- Tatiana Siegel

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WWE’s Vince McMahon biopic set for the big screen with Pandemonium

26 April 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Let’S Get Ready To Ruuuuuuuumble!!!!!!!!!! The man behind the WWE as we know it, CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon, is entering his name into the Hollywood screen of fame, we aren’t even sure that makes sense but his life story will be coming to the big screen with Pandemonium.

With what looks like McMahon’s blessing, the film will take its focus on his rise as a pro wrestling magnet of the World Wrestling Foundation, now known as WWE after his grandfather started and father continued the business on a small time scale on the local circuit. McMahon, since taking over the helm has turned the business into a worldwide phenomenon entering the ranks of showbiz fame. We can also thank McMahon for introducing the likes of Hulk Hogan, John Cena and even launching the career of everyone’s favourite, lovable actor Dwayne “The Rock »

- Zehra Phelan

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WWE Ring Titan Vince McMahon Getting His Close-Up With ‘Pandemonium’

25 April 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The story of pro wrestling impresario Vince McMahon is getting the Hollywood treatment with Pandemonium, a drama that will be directed by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra from a script by Craig A. Williams. The film is landing at Sony Pictures’ TriStar, with Andrew Lazar producing with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Adam Goldworm. Hannah Minghella and Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar. The film covers McMahon’s ascension in the wrestling business, and… »

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Women in Film Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors

22 March 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Women in Film has elected four new members to its board of directors, the organization announced on Wednesday. Additionally, executives Hannah Minghella and Rena Ronson are rejoining the board, all alongside Cathy Schulman, who is entering her third term as board president.

The new board members are as follows:

Bela Bajaria, who was named vice president of content at Netflix in November 2016 after spending five years as president of Universal Television.

Terry Curtin, who became the head of global theatrical PR for DreamWorks Animation last March. She has also held key marketing and communications positions at several Hollywood entertainment companies, including Stx Entertainment and Disney.

Nisha Ganatra, who garnered a Golden Globe win for her work as director/producer of the Amazon series “Transparent.” Her other directing credits include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Girls.”

Laura W. Gordon, whose Encino, California-based accountancy corporation, “Gordon & Associates,” represents elite entertainers, professional athletes, »

- Sarah Ahern

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Top Netflix, Sony, UTA Executives Join Women in Film Board

22 March 2017 4:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TriStar Pictures President Hannah Minghella and United Talent Agency Partner Rena Ronson are back on the board of Women in Film. The nonprofit, which promotes gender parity in show business and global media at large, has also elected four new members: Netflix VP of Content Bela Bajaria, Dreamworks Animation Global PR Head Terry Curtin, “Transparent” director-producer Nisha Ganatra and Cpa Laura W. Gordon. Producer Cathy Schulman has run the group for three terms, and recently launched a major initiative called ReFrame — which will work  to evaluate and score gender equality in every sector of entertainment. Also Read: Hollywood Gender Gap: 2016 Movies Had More Major Female. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Women in Film Adds Six to 2017 Board of Directors

22 March 2017 2:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Women in Film has elected four new members to its Board of Directors, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In addition, TriStar Pictures president Hannah Minghella and UTA partner and Independent Film Group head Rena Ronson have rejoined the board of the non-profit organization.

The new board members are:

Bela Bajaria, who became Netflix’s vp content in November after spending five years as president of Universal Television;

Terry Curtin, who became DreamWorks Animation’s global head of theatrical publicity last March. She previously ran strategic marketing and global communications at Stx Entertainment;

Nisha Ganatra, whose directing credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, »

- Rebecca Sun

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Women In Film New Board Members: TriStar’s Hannah Minghella, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, UTA’s Rena Ronson, More

22 March 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Women in Film, the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, has just elected new members to its Board of Directors as Cathy Schulman enters her third term as Board President. The newly elected are: Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, DreamWorks Animation’s Terry Curtin, Transparent director/producer Nisha Ganatra and Cpa Laura Gordon with TriStar president Hannah Minghella and UTA’s Independent Film Group’s partner/head Rena Ronson rejoining the… »

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Captain Fantastic director to adapt sci-fi novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow

26 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having been rumoured as a potential candidate to succeed Ben Affleck on The Batman (a role now filled by Matt Reeves), THR is reporting that Captain Fantastic helmer Matt Ross has lined up his next project with an adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s 2014 sci-fi novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

The story takes place in “a near future where a mysterious explosion has wiped out Pittsburgh. The city is then recreated in a virtual reality setting named the Archive. One man, already emotionally damaged due to losing his wife and child, discovers a murder victim who has not been recorded by the Archive and finds himself thrust into a mystery.”

“Tomorrow and Tomorrow is prescient, it posits a world not so dissimilar from today, a direction we are all clearly headed, where technology has altered the ways in which we interact with each other and the world around us,” said Ross. “I hope to examine, »

- Gary Collinson

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Captain Fantastic Director, Matt Ross, Signs on for Sci-Fi Thriller, Tomorrow and Tomorrow

24 February 2017 8:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Captain Fantastic director, Matt Ross, has been confirmed to take the driving seat on a new sci-fi film, Tomorrow and Tomorrow an adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s 2014 novel.

This new project will only be Ross’s third outing as a feature-length director. Last year he reaped a copious amount of praise after the release of the radiant Captain Fantastic, which starred an impressive turn from Viggo Mortensen, which he wrote and directed. Turning his hand in a completely different direction is an ambitious move, but one in which he is confident to show off his eclectic skills to a different type of audience.

Related: Matt Ross and Viggo Mortensen Interview on Captain Fantastic

Matt Ross, on his new sci-fi project, said “Tomorrow and Tomorrow is prescient, it posits a world not so dissimilar from today, a direction we are all clearly headed, where technology has altered the »

- Zehra Phelan

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Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross will direct Tomorrow and Tomorrow for Sony

23 February 2017 11:52 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Captain Fantastic filmmaker Matt Ross is set to direct Tomorrow and Tomorrow for Sony’s Tristar Pictures. The film will be based on the 2014 science fiction novel of the same name by Tom Sweterlitsch from Penguin Books.

Here’s the official description of the story from those books.

Pittsburgh is John Dominic Blaxton’s home even though the city has been uninhabitable ruin and ash for the past decade. The Pittsburgh Dominic lives in is the Archive, an immersive virtual reconstruction of the city’s buildings, parks, and landmarks, as well as the people who once lived there. Including Dominic’s wife and unborn child.

When he’s not reliving every recorded moment with his wife in an endless cycle of desperation and despair, Dominic investigates mysterious deaths preserved in the Archive before Pittsburgh’s destruction. His latest cold case is the apparent murder of a woman whose every appearance »

- Paul Heath

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‘Captain Fantastic’s’ Matt Ross to Direct ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ for TriStar

23 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After helming the Oscar-nominated “Captain Fantastic,” Matt Ross will direct an adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s debut novel “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” for TriStar.

Mark Gordon will produce via The Mark Gordon Company along with Entertainment 360 and Lynette Howell Taylor.

Published in 2014, the novel is set in a near future world where humanity’s relationship with evolving virtual environments becomes isolating.

“‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ is prescient,” Ross said. “It posits a world not so dissimilar from today, a direction we are all clearly headed where technology has altered the ways in which we interact with each other and the world around us.”

He continued, “I hope to examine, following the book’s lead, the degree to which our lives are enhanced and deeply compromised by the technology that is already an inseparable part of our daily existence. Lynette and I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Hannah to translate »

- Justin Kroll

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'Captain Fantastic' director Matt Ross signs up for sci-fi 'Tomorrow And Tomorrow'

23 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sci-fi crime thriller for TriStar based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.

Matt Ross, the director of Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen, has signed up to direct sci-fi Tomorrow And Tomorrow for TriStar.

Mark Gordon is producing for The Mark Gordon Company alongside Entertainment 360 and Lynette Howell Taylor, with whom Ross collaborated on Captain Fantastic.

Tomorrow And Tomorrow will explore the interaction between reality and virtual reality.

Entertainment 360 found Sweterlitsch’s book and brought it to Gordon. They pitched to TriStar where it sold in what the parties described as “a competitive auction.”

“The triumph of Captain Fantastic is that it is at once funny, emotional and thought provoking,” TriStar president Hannah Minghella said. “It’s this ability to explore a thematic idea in a way that is both intelligent and entertaining that makes Matt such an exciting director for Tomorrow And Tomorrow.

“As a futuristic crime thriller, the book uses the near future to reflect on timely »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Matt Ross to direct TriStar's 'Tomorrow And Tomorrow'

23 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sci-fi crime thriller based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.

Mark Gordon is producing the TriStar project for The Mark Gordon Company alongside Entertainment 360 and Lynette Howell Taylor, with whom Ross collaborated on Captain Fantastic.

Tomorrow And Tomorrow will explore the interaction between reality and virtual reality.

Entertainment 360 found Sweterlitsch’s book and brought it to Gordon. They pitched to TriStar where it sold in what the parties described as “a competitive auction.”

“The triumph of Captain Fantastic is that it is at once funny, emotional and thought provoking,” TriStar president Hannah Minghella said. “It’s this ability to explore a thematic idea in a way that is both intelligent and entertaining that makes Matt such an exciting director for Tomorrow And Tomorrow.

“As a futuristic crime thriller, the book uses the near future to reflect on timely questions about our world today and how virtual reality impacts actual reality. It’s Matt’s interest in exploring the complex »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kerry Washington to Star in Movie Drama ‘The Perfect Mother’

8 February 2017 4:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kerry Washington is in final talks to star in and produce the movie drama “The Perfect Mother” for Sony’s TriStar division.

The studio has preemptively acquired movie rights to Aimee Molloy’s debut novel, which recently sold in a huge deal to HarperCollins for more than $1 million. Amy Pascal is also producing with Rachel O’Connor.

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Washington is expected to star and produce under her Simpson Street production banner. Hannah Minghella will oversee the project with Nicole Brown.

The story centers on members of a mommy-and-me group swinging into action to investigate the kidnapping of one of their babies — but things aren’t exactly what they seem. Through the process of discovering the truth, damaging secrets are revealed, marriages are tested, and friendships are created and destroyed.

Washington is in »

- Dave McNary

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Kerry Washington Is ‘The Perfect Mother’ For TriStar & Amy Pascal

8 February 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: TriStar has preemptively acquired rights to The Perfect Mother, a thriller novel by Aimee Molloy that just sold in a seven-figure HarperCollins publishing deal. Kerry Washington is attached to star in the film, and also produce through her Simpson Street banner. She will join lead producer Amy Pascal, who got in there early on this. TriStar president Hannah Minghella will oversee with Nicole Brown. The novel revolves around a Brooklyn group called May Mothers… »

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Michael Lynton Exits Sony Pictures Entertainment to Become Chair of Snapchat

13 January 2017 2:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton announced Friday that he is stepping down from the entertainment conglomerate to focus his attention on his chairmanship of Snapchat, the social media company in which he has a major investment.

Lynton is leaving his post atop the conglomerate’s motion picture, television and music units but will remain on as co-ceo for six months to help lead a search for his replacement. The announcement of the departure said Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai will focus with Lynton on the search for a new leader, with the Japanese businessman taking on a much higher profile in the operation, including the opening of a second office for him on the Culver City lot.

Among those rumored to be in line for Lynton’s post: DreamWorks Animation founder and former CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tribune Media president and CEO Peter Liguori and Jim Gianopulos, »

- James Rainey

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