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David Simon’s ‘Show Me a Hero’: How Director Paul Haggis Controlled Chaos

23 June 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO limited series “Show Me a Hero” is noisy. Cacophony reigns in crowded city council meetings packed with yelling onlookers and jostling media microphones. It’s hard to figure out just what is going on. Oscar Isaac as beleaguered Nick Wasicsko, the youngest mayor in America, pounds his gavel to no avail. Adapted from Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book by David Simon and his “The Wire” collaborator Bill Zorzi, “Show Me a Hero” digs into the unsexy ’80s true story about the pitched battle between the haves and have-nots in Yonkers, New York over court-ordered public housing. When HBO finally greenlit the series, it was with the knowledge that this story is as resonant as ever.

While the WGA-nominated writing is brilliant, a pivotal member of this team of storytellers earning rave reviews is DGA-nominated Paul Haggis, who directed all six episodes. Haggis said he eagerly leapt at his first television »

- Anne Thompson

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David Simon’s ‘Show Me a Hero’: How Director Paul Haggis Controlled Chaos

23 June 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

HBO limited series “Show Me a Hero” is noisy. Cacophony reigns in crowded city council meetings packed with yelling onlookers and jostling media microphones. It’s hard to figure out just what is going on. Oscar Isaac as beleaguered Nick Wasicsko, the youngest mayor in America, pounds his gavel to no avail. Adapted from Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book by David Simon and his “The Wire” collaborator Bill Zorzi, “Show Me a Hero” digs into the unsexy ’80s true story about the pitched battle between the haves and have-nots in Yonkers, New York over court-ordered public housing. When HBO finally greenlit the series, it was with the knowledge that this story is as resonant as ever.

While the WGA-nominated writing is brilliant, a pivotal member of this team of storytellers earning rave reviews is DGA-nominated Paul Haggis, who directed all six episodes. Haggis said he eagerly leapt at his first television »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Force Awakens’ Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards

23 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Eight more Saturn Awards, “Star Wars” has.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominated the film categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank. The series revival scored honors for top science fiction film, actor Harrison Ford, supporting actor Adam Driver, script, editing, music, makeup, and special effects.

Crimson Peak,” which was not a commercial success but is approaching cult status, was the second-most honored film, taking three awards: best horror film, supporting actress Jessica Chastain, and production design.

In TV, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films continued to honor “The Walking Dead” (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira and younger actor Chandler Riggs); “Hannibal” (action/thriller series, supporting actor Richard Armitage) and “Continuum” (science fiction TV series). “Outlander,” a new entry, took honors as top fantasy series and for actress Caitrionia Balfe.

Bruce Campbell summed up the vibe of the Saturn Awards — and the emotions of the audience — from the podium: »

- David S. Cohen

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‘The Force Awakens’ Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards

23 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eight more Saturn Awards, “Star Wars” has.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominated the film categories at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank. The series revival scored honors for top science fiction film, actor Harrison Ford, supporting actor Adam Driver, script, editing, music, makeup, and special effects.

Crimson Peak,” which was not a commercial success but is approaching cult status, was the second-most honored film, taking three awards: best horror film, supporting actress Jessica Chastain, and production design.

In TV, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films continued to honor “The Walking Dead” (best horror TV series, supporting actress Danai Gurira and younger actor Chandler Riggs); “Hannibal” (action/thriller series, supporting actor Richard Armitage) and “Continuum” (science fiction TV series). “Outlander,” a new entry, took honors as top fantasy series and for actress Caitrionia Balfe.

Bruce Campbell summed up the vibe of the Saturn Awards — and the »

- David S. Cohen

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Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten Join Toby Kebbel’s ‘Category 5’

22 June 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten and Ralph Ineson are joining Toby Kebbell in Rob Cohen’s action/thriller “Category 5.”

Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis. The movie follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike.

Kebbel plays a meteorologist left in the deserted beach town along with a treasury agent (Grace) and his brother, an ex-Marine played by Kwanten. Ineson heads the team of thieves trying to accomplish the heist of the century.

Producers are Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr. and Rob Cohen. Bill Immerman, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Christopher Conover and Allie Greenleaf Maldonado are executive producing.

Randy Couture (“Hawaii Five-0”), Melissa Bolona (“Dog Eat Dog”) and Jamie Andrew Cutler »

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4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

20 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Jessica Chastain is getting ready to strut on down to the Standing Rock Reservation in her new film “Woman Walks Ahead.” The Juilliard alum has been lining her schedule with award-qualifying films for years and this project looks to stay firmly on that track. The historical drama, based on a true story, will follow Caroline Weldon, a 19th century activist who relocated to the Standing Rock Reservation to help keep the land for Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull and his people. The film has only announced the casting of Chastain but further announcements will be made as Barden/Schnee fill the remaining roles. Filming will start in the fall in New Mexico. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a prequel. Superman is getting his backstory put to page for Syfy’s new pilot order, “Krypton.” The project, which has been taken on and off the shelf for a number of years, »

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‘The Lego Movie’ Sequel Delayed, Jessica Chastain Vehicle ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Will Skip Awards Season

20 June 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

  Over the weekend, it was revealed that we’re getting Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” nine months earlier than planned — the star’s return to the director’s chair with his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s period crime epic was originally set to open in October 2017, but things are coming together sooner than planned, even with […]

The post ‘The Lego Movie’ Sequel Delayed, Jessica Chastain Vehicle ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Will Skip Awards Season appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Date Changes For "Night," "Zookeeper"

20 June 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

On the weekend came word that Ben Affleck's Dennis Lehane's period crime epic "Live By Night" was being moved up by a whopping nine months - from October 2017 to January 2017. This has already led to rumors of an awards-season qualifying run with the film adopting a limited late December release this year followed by a wide opening in January (ala "American Sniper").

What the film gods giveth, they also taketh away. Word comes today that Niki Caro's WW2 film "The Zookeeper's Wife," starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl, has been cut from awards qualification this year as its distributor Focus Features has set a March 31st 2017 release.

There's been some other key release date changes as well this week with the Owen Wilson and Ed Helms comedy "Bastards" being delayed from October to January 27th next year, while "How To Train Your Dragon 3" has been moved up »

- Garth Franklin

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Matt's Inside Line: Person of Interest Series Finale Scoop, Plus Arrow, Orphan Black, Wynonna Earp and More

16 June 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will Person of Interest end with a “bloodbath”? Who’s new on Arrow? Will an Orphan Black mystery be solved? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RelatedFall TV’s First Scoops: A Grey’s Baby, Vampire Diaries’ New Big Bad and More Early Intel From 18 Returning Series

Got any intel for us for the final episode of Person of Interest? —Ashley

“You know, it’s a bloodbath. As usual,” co-showrunner Jonah Nolan told me of Tuesday’s episode, which caps “five glorious seasons.” But it’s also the finale that was plotted out many years ago. »

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Women in Film Names ‘Exemplars’ in Their Fields for Pioneering Work

15 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film Honorees:

Denise Di Novi, Lianne Halfon, Lynda Obst, Jane Rosenthal, Paula Wagner, Lucy Fisher, Lauren Shuler Donner, Paula Weinstein

The eight honorees have blazed a trail for female producers while overcoming hurdles and making some great films. This year, the group includes risk-takers Denise Di Novi, who has produced dozens of films including “Heathers,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and is making her directorial debut with “Unforgettable.” Honoree Lianne Halfon has produced such docs as “Crumb” along with fiction features “Demolition,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and “Juno.”  Lynda Obst’s credits include the iconic “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Fisher King” and “Interstellar.” Jane Rosenthal, who is also Tribeca Enterprises executive chair, worked on “Wag the Dog,” “Meet the Parents,” and Katie Holmes’ feature debut, “All We Had.” Paula Wagner has been behind some of the biggest blockbusters of the past couple of decades, including the “Mission: Impossible” trilogy, “War of the Worlds,” and has Reginald Hudlin’s “Marshall,” about a young Thurgood Marshall, on tap. Lucy Fisher’s credits include the “Divergent” series and “The Great Gatsby.” Action hits are the driver of Lauren Shuler Donner’s career, including “Deadpool” and the “X-Men” franchise. As exec VP of Tribeca Enterprises, Paula Weinstein helps run the Tribeca film festival; she produced “Blood Diamond” and “The Perfect Storm,” among other films.

The BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award

Lesli Linka Glatter

Glatter, whose stellar reputation has been built on such series as “Homeland,” “ER” and “Mad Men,” couldn’t be happier about female directors, showrunners, and executive producers taking the lead. “Even on a bad day, I love my job. I love being a storyteller and getting to work in this incredible ‘team sport’ with so many extraordinary artists,” she says. “I am profoundly grateful to Wif for this amazing honor especially now, where issues regarding women directors are at the forefront of the cultural conversation.”

The Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award

Natalie Dormer

As Queen Margaery Tyrell on “Game of Thrones,” Dormer plays a powerful and clever royal, not far from her Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s “The Tudors.” The actress has a lot on her docket, including more “Thrones” and Stefan Ruzowitzky’s “Patient Zero.”  “I am proud to be part of the movement pushing forward,” she says.

The Sue Mengers Award

Hylda Queally

Named after groundbreaking superagent Sue Mengers, who guided the careers of Barbra StreisandSteve McQueen, and Faye Dunaway, among others, the award has been presented only once before. CAA’s Queally has earned it, representing some of the top talent in the film industry, including Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Rose Byrne, and Daisy Ridley.

The Lucy Award for Excellence in Television

Taraji P. Henson

Henson has become one of the most recognizable names in TV and film. Her role as Cookie Lyon on Fox’s “Empire” earned the actress a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nom. “I couldn’t be more honored or thrilled to receive an award from women and with the name Lucy attached makes it perfect,” she says. “After playing so many very dramatic roles, I hope this means someone thinks I can be funny.”

 

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The Huntsman Offers up an Extended Edition August 23

14 June 2016 4:19 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Universal City, California, June 14, 2016 –If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra Hdtm, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian, The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD™ in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra Hdtm will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

4K Ultra HD™ is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra Hdtm features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (Hdr) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience. Blu-ray™ features high definition picture, theater quality surround sound and exclusive extras. Digital HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.

Blu-raytm Disc Exclusives

Two Queens and Two Warriors – The true heart of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is found in its three powerful women, Ravenna, Freya, and Eric’s lost wife, Sara. Learn how the strength and complexity of the film’s female roles drew potent new star power in Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as convincing Charlize Theron to reprise her role as Ravenna. Meet the Dwarfs – Nick Frost’s Nion and Rob Brydon’s Gryff brought a sense of levity and fun to the adventure — especially once they met their female counterparts. Explore the importance of all four dwarf characters in the film and on set, where the actors who portrayed them earn a reputation for keeping the fun rolling, even when the cameras stopped. Magic All Around – Rooted in history, but inhabited by magic, the world of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a true visual spectacle. Follow along and see how the magic made it to the screen. From Freya’s icy freeze to the gold-laden goblins of the forest, explore the visual effects at work with an exclusive peek behind the curtain.

Blu-raytm and DVD Bonus Features

Deleted Scenes with Commentary Gag Reel Dressed To Kill – Academy Award®-winning costumer Colleen Atwood returns to help reignite the splendor she brought to Snow White and The Huntsman. A visual feast, her costumes often border on the supernatural in their beauty while helping bring the characters to life. Love Conquers All — From the infectious enthusiasm of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to the sisterly bond shared by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron, the set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War was filled with laughter and life. Actors and artists came together to help create a fairy tale about the pure power of love — and had a blast along the way. Feature Commentary by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Filmmakers:

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach

Directed By: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Written By: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin

Characters By: Evan Daughert

Produced By: Joe Roth

Executive Produced By: Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel

Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael

Production Designer: Dominic Watkins

Edited By: Conrad Buff IV

Composer: James Newton Howard

Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood

Technical Information 4K Disc:

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61180130 (Us)/ 61180183 (Cdn)

Layers: Bd-66

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound: DTS:x Immersive Audio/ DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

Technical Information Blu-ray™:

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61168742 (Us)/ 61168751 (Cdn)

Layers: Bd-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles

Sound: DTS:x Immersive Audio/  DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

Technical Information DVD

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61168748 (Us)/ 61168752 (Cdn)

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours »

- ComicMix Staff

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Donald Glover Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

14 June 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Community” actor Donald Glover has joined Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” sources confirmed to Variety.

Tom Holland plays the webslinging superhero and Robert Downey Jr. is also set to reprise his role of Tony Stark.

Jon Watts is directing Sony’s reboot of the “Spider-Man franchise.” Marisa Tomei is set to play Aunt May and Zendaya is also on board in a mystery role. Details on Barbieri’s role have not been disclosed other than being a friend to Holland’s Peter Parker character.

Kevin Feige is producing with Amy Pascal.

Plot details are still being heavily guarded as is a description of Glover’s character.

Production is expected to star this summer with the film set to bow on July 7, 2017.

Glover was most recently seen in the Oscar nominated film “The Martian” opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. He can be seen next in his FX comedy “Atlanta” which premieres later this summer. Other past credits include “Lazarus” and Magic Mike Xxl.”

He is repped by Wme, Mgmt Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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Who should join Angelina Jolie in the Murder Cast?

13 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Murtada here. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is being remade by Kenneth Branagh. He will direct and play the lead part of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot who’s investigating a murder that happens on the famous train as it is making its way across Europe. The novel has been adapted several times, most famously into an Oscar winning film in 1974 by Sidney Lumet and an all star cast, led by Albert Finney as Poirot. Angelina Jolie was announced as Mrs Hubbard, an American loquacious socialite, played in 1974 version by Lauren Bacall. It’s good casting as the part calls a star with lots of presence.

Even though I haven’t read the Christie novel, I have seen the movie version and a 2010 British TV version with Jessica Chastain right before she hit it big. The story lends itself to an all star cast as basically every character gets an intro, one big scene and gets to participate in the finale. And everyone has a secret of course so the parts are juicy and fun and not too taxing on the actors. Hopefully lots of entertaining actors will sign up.

Who would you cast? Our suggestions for some of the characters after the jump »

- Murtada Elfadl

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Angelina Jolie Set For "Orient Express"

10 June 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Angelina Jolie is in early talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic 1934 novel "Murder on the Orient Express" for 20th Century Fox.

The story revolves around a murder onboard the famous train of a rather nasty American tycoon. Belgian detective Uercule Poirot must figure out who is responsible before the train, currently stuck in the snow, is freed and allows for the potential suspects to disembark. The answer, which ties back to a famous child abduction case, is more complicated than he could have ever thought.

Branagh not only directs but stars in the film as Poirot, but what role Jolie will play is unclear. The likes of Jessica Chastain, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Lauren Bacall, John Gielguld, Vanessa Redgrave, Alfred Molina, Michael York, Anthony Perkins, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Hershey, Hugh Bonneville and David Morrissey have starred in the three previous screen versions of the story. »

- Garth Franklin

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Joel McHale’s Cfda Fashion Awards Opening Monologue – Watch

7 June 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Joel McHale hosted last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. It marked the first year that the annual show was produced by Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company, and the ceremony featured film and TV names from Harvey’s world including Jennifer Hudson — who performed a Prince tribute — Jessica Chastain, Ana de Armas, Lena Dunham, Julianne Hough, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Tilda Swinton and more… »

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Joel McHale’s Cfda Fashion Awards Opening Monologue – Watch

7 June 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Joel McHale hosted last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. It marked the first year that the annual show was produced by Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company, and the ceremony featured film and TV names from Harvey’s world including Jennifer Hudson — who performed a Prince tribute — Jessica Chastain, Ana de Armas, Lena Dunham, Julianne Hough, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Tilda Swinton and more… »

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Sierra/Affinity Posts Strong Sales On Cannes Slate

3 June 2016 3:03 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has enjoyed a strong Cannes with a number of its titles selling out on what has elsewhere been a challenging market for sales agents. Sierra/Affinity, of which Meyer’s Sierra Pictures has been boosted following a capital injection and minority stake acquisition from Entertainment One, had one of the strongest offerings on the Croisette this year, with Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, to star Jessica ChastainJason Reitman-Diablo… »

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ Sells Out Internationally

2 June 2016 7:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity has sold out international territories for “Molly’s Game,” less than a month after the project came together with Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut.

Chastain is playing the lead role, based on the memoir by Molly Bloom, who wound up running the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world for eight years. Sorkin is also penning the script.

Mark Gordon will produce with Amy Pascal. Entertainment One and The Mark Gordon Company are financing. Sales, which launched at the Cannes Film Festival, included eOne for Canada, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain; Kino Films for Japan; Main Title for South Korea; Rai Cinemas for Italy, Scanbox for Scandinavia; Snd Groupe M6 for France and Square One for Germany.

Stx Entertainment acquired Us rights to “Molly’s Game” for $9 million during Cannes.

Sierra/Affinity said the sales success reinforces its growth »

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Sierra / Affinity scores sales on prestige Cannes slate

2 June 2016 5:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

Molly’s Game from The Mark Gordon Company and eOne, will mark the feature directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin and will star Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

Deals closed for Germany (Square One), Latin America (Sun Distribution), France (Snd Groupe M6), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Rai Cinemas), the Middle East (Eagle Films Middle East), Japan (Kino Films), South Korea (Main Title), Portugal (Nos Audiovisuals), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Taiwan (CaiChang International), India (Estars), and Cis, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania (Freeman Film Trade & Finance).

Rights went in Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Iceland (Myndform), Hong Kong (Sundream), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), Israel (United King) and the Philippines (Viva Communications).

eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Australia/New Zealand »

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Sierra / Affinity scores prestige Cannes sales

2 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

Molly’s Game from The Mark Gordon Company and eOne will mark the feature directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin and will star Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

Deals closed for Germany (Square One), Latin America (Sun Distribution), France (Snd Groupe M6), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Rai Cinemas), the Middle East (Eagle Films Middle East), Japan (Kino Films), South Korea (Main Title), Portugal (Nos Audiovisuals), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor), Taiwan (CaiChang International), India (Estars), and Cis, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania (Freeman Film Trade & Finance).

Rights went in Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment Malaysia), Iceland (Myndform), Hong Kong (Sundream), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), Israel (United King) and the Philippines (Viva Communications).

eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Australia/New Zealand »

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