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Mascot docuseries “Behind the Mask” will return for a second season, Hulu announced Wednesday. Creator Josh Greenbaum, an Emmy-winning filmmaker (“The Short Game”), will return to direct, while Occupant Entertainment partners Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter will executive produce with Occupant executive Kate Sharp. See video: Amazon and Hulu Are Copying Netflix — But Netflix Copied Hollywood The second season will debut on Hulu and Hulu Plus in 2014. Season 1 comes to a close on Dec. 17. “Behind the Mask” takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes adventure into the world of being a mascot, capturing their triumphs and disappointments experienced both inside and outside. »
- Greg Gilman
Hulu has ordered 10 episodes of docu-series Behind The Mask, a behind-the-scenes look into the world of sports mascots. Season 2 will introduce three new characters at the high school, college and professional levels. There are four episodes left in Season 1 with the season finale set for December 17. Behind The Mask will be directed by Josh Greenbaum (The Short Game) and executive produced by Occupant Entertainment partners Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter along with Occupant exec Kate Sharp. It is slated to premiere on Hulu and Hulu Plus in 2014. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Here’s a first look of Mia Wasikowska in Madame Bovary, directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) from a screenplay by Rose Barrenche & Sophie Barthes, who adapted Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary.
The passionate drama tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.
The cast includes Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland, Jane Eyre), Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, We Need To Talk About Kevin), Academy-Award nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, Sideways), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-man) Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Anna Karenina), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Winner and Cesar Award nominee »
- Michelle McCue
“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and this October we see a couple of items that we could certainly circle as potential Cannes 2014 bait. Thanks to our friends at Production Weekly for the helping hand in curating our list of future must see items.
Among the top foreign film productions, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover‘s Peter Greenaway is looking at a late October, possible November start to begin filming a fragment of the great Soviet master filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s bio timeline. Eisenstein In Guanajuato will cover the portion of the filmmaker’s post Battleship Potemkin career, with Eisenstein landing in Mexico after Hollywood studios balked at the idea of working with him and in its place finds romance. The Girl Who Played with Fire‘s Daniel Alfredson »
- Eric Lavallee
Mia Wasikowska stars in the title role along with Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Henry Lloyd-Hughes. Sophie Barthes directs the drama from a screenplay that she co-wrote with Rose Barrenche.
The Occupant Entertainment production is produced by Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino in association with Aden Films’ Sophie Barthes and Aleph Motion Picture’s Jaime Mateus-Tique with financing coming from Prescience.
Wasikowska plays a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored »
- Dave McNary
Radiant Films International handles sales outside the Us. Wme Global helped arrange financing and represents Us rights.
It was also announced that Germany’s A Company Filmed Entertainment will distribute across Eastern Europe and Vietnam in late 2014 through its distribution arms and partners. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Logan Marshall-Green, Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Winner and Cesar Award nominee Olivier Gourmet and Laura Carmichael have joined the all-star cast of "Madame Bovary" featuring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Academy-Award nominee Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.
Principal photography on the film commences on today on location in Normandy, France.
"Madame Bovary" tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.
Marshall-Green will play The Marquis. Gourmet will star as Monsieur Roualt and Carmichael has been cast as Henrietta. Sophie Barthes ("Cold Souls") directs the passionate drama from a screenplay by Rose Barrenche & Sophie Barthes who adapted Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel.
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- Garth Franklin
Logan Marshall-Green ( Prometheus ), Olivier Gourmet ( The Son ) and Laura Carmichael (.Downton Abbey.) have joined the cast of Madame Bovary featuring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Henry Lloyd-Hughes. Principal photography on the film started today in Normandy, France. Sophie Barthes ( Cold Souls ) directs the passionate drama from a screenplay by Rose Barrenche & Sophie Barthes who adapted Gustave Flaubert.s classic novel, "Madame Bovary." The Occupant Entertainment production is produced by Joe Neurauter & Felipe Marino ( Better Living Through Chemistry , The Wackness ) in association with Aden Films' Sophie Barthes and Aleph Motion Picture's Jaime Mateus-Tique with financing coming from film financing specialist Prescience ( The »
To get there, he must share a car with a free-spirited woman on a road trip across Europe. Chemistry soon flies between them.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Millennium Films has acquired London Calling, a script by David Posamentier & Geoff Moore, with Debra Neil-Fisher attached to direct. The comedy focuses on an uptight guy who is desperate to propose to his girlfriend in London. To get there, he must share a car with a free-spirited woman on a road trip across Europe. Neil-Fisher will make her directorial debut after serving as editor on films that include The Hangover trilogy, Ted, Due Date, and the first two Austin Powers installments. London Calling will be produced by Occupant Films’ Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter, The scribe team wrote and directed their Black List script Better Living Through Chemistry, which stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta, and Jane Fonda. Occupant also produced that. Neil-Fisher is repped by Resolution and Kaplan/Perrone while Posamentier & Moore are repped by Verve and Kaplan/Perrone. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Editor Debra Neil-Fisher, whose recent credits include all three chapters in Todd Phillips' The Hangover trilogy, is set to make her directing debut with Millennium Films' upcoming comedy London Calling . Deadline reports that Millennium has picked up the original comedy screenplay from David Posamentier and Geoff Moore. London Calling follows the misadventures of a tightly-wound fellow forced to go on a road trip across Europe with an eccentric woman so that he might propose to his girlfriend in London. Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter are attached to produced through Occupant Films. »
Altitude Film Entertainment is a U.K.-based vertically integrated film company launched last year by Will Clarke, founder of leading U.K. independent producer and distributor Optimum Releasing (now Studio Canal), with Andy Mayson as joint CEO and former Pathe sales chief Mike Runagall as Managing Director of the international sales company.
Now Managing Director of Altitude Film Sales he says, “We are thrilled to be adding five distinctive, commercial projects to our debut Cannes slate that show a breadth of genre and filmmaking and with the right elements and quality to achieve international reach, and working to build further on the strong buyer response we received at Afm and Berlin for projects we have already brought to market.”
His partner, industry vet Will Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Altitude Film Entertainment says, “Altitude’s first year has phenomenally exciting as we are working with filmmakers who have highly original and ambitious projects. Our second film, Jabbar Raisani’s Outpost 37, is about to start filming and we are looking forward to showing distributors first-ever footage on five of our projects.”
Altitude has been focusing on production, financing and international sales with a strong commercial outlook.
The company’s first creative partnerships are with filmmakers James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Eden Lake) and Simon Duric for The Loch; producer/actor Jason Maza (The Knot, Fish Tank, Welcome to the Punch) and director/actor Nick Nevern (Terry, The Sweeney) on The Hooligan Factory; director Jabbar Raisani for Outpost 37; producer Gregor Cameron (Goin’ Down to South Park, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show)and Owen Harris (Holy Flying Circus) for Kill Your Friends; and Ben Craig (Modern Times) writer Matt Charman (A Night at the Dogs) to make Mythica.
Altitude is bringing five new films to Cannes:
Son Of A Gun – an epic crime thriller directed by Julius Avery, best known for the Cannes award-winning shortJerrycan, and starring Ewan McGregor (The Impossible, August: Osage County), Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, The Fifth Estate, The Seventh Son) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus,). The high-profile film is a visceral, tautly paced heist thriller, centred on a complex relationship between Australia’s public enemy number one and his young protégé. Started shooting on 25 February in Western Australia. Currently in post-production.
Catch Me Daddy - a taut and uncompromising thriller inspired by the classic character-driven thrillers of the 1970’s and early 80’s (Badlands, The Getaway, Deliverance, Blood Simple, The Friends Of Eddie Coyle). Award-winning commercials and music video director Daniel Wolfe makes his feature debut with a storyabout a couple on the run from the type of violence and crime that the law cannot reach, and overturns the conventions of the thriller genre, with a female lead stepping up as the heroine of the piece. Started shooting on 18 March in the UK. Currently in post-production.
Outpost 37 - a high concept, sci-fi, action film marking the directorial debut of La-based director and Visual FX maestro Jabbar Raisani (Game of Thrones, Iron Man, Predators). Jason Newmark (Triangle, Severance) and Laurie Cook produce for Bigscope alongside Trevor Engelson for Underground Entertainment (Remember Me). Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall executive produce for Altitude. Filming starts on 14 May. Co-written by Raisani with Blake Clifton, the film centres on a documentary crew as they follow an elite unit of marines, tasked with protecting mankind in the aftermath of a devastating alien invasion. As they reach the world’s most dangerous outpost they make a terrifying discovery; the first invasion was just the beginning.
The Good People - the highly anticipated original dark and malevolent fairytale chiller to be directed by Corin Hardy, a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and director of brilliant short films and music videos (The Prodigy, Keane, Paolo Nutini). Scientist, Adam, moves with his family to an ancient Millhouse in the Irish countryside. But what seems a rural idyll soon becomes a terrifying fight for survival when the couple comes under attack from horrifying and demonic creatures that lurk in the woods, hell bent on destroying them all. Co-written by Hardy with Olga Barreneche, Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino of Occupant Entertainment (The Wackness and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane) produce. Altitude is handling international sales and financial packaging on this project.
Kill Your Friends - a satirical and hysterically funny evisceration of the music industry set against the iconic backdrop of Cool Britannia and the Britpop era of late 1990’s London, based on John Niven’s cult novel which he is adapting for the screenplay. BAFTA award-winner Owen Harris (Misfits, Holy Flying Circus) is to direct withRafe Spall (Prometheus,Life of Pi, I Give It A Year) cast in the lead role. Gregor Cameron is producing alongside Altitude. The film is set to start shooting this summer.
- Sydney Levine
12 items from 2013
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