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‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Recalls When He “Knew Making Movies Was Going To Work Out” — Tribeca

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Quentin Tarantino took the 25th anniversary Reservoir Dogs roadshow to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, bringing along cast members Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. The film played at Sundance in January, returning to the place where it had its world premiere in 1992. Journalist Lynn Hirschberg began the post-screening chat at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side asking Tarantino to recall the first screening at the festival. "It… »


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WGA & AMPTP Talks To Resume On Sunday As Contract Deadline Looms

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Updated: Contract talks between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers have wrapped for the day, and sources tell Deadline  that the sides will return to the table Sunday. We hear that AMPTP negotiators will huddle together tomorrow, Saturday, for a meeting featuring reps for the companies before they head to a full-on negotiation session with the WGA on Sunday. “This thing is going to go to the wire,” says a source close to the talks. With… »

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Tom Hanks Rocks Bruce Springsteen, After Saluting Jonathan Demme – Tribeca

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The Tribeca Film Festival conversation between Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen was planned long in advance but took on an unanticipated poignancy in the timing Friday afternoon, as an overflow crowd jammed the Beacon Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side. Welcoming the crowd, festival producer Paula Weinstein dedicated the event to Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at home in the city. “I realized what we really want as a festival is to dedicate today’s talk to the… »


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‘How To Be A Latin Lover’ Review: Mexico’s Eugenio Derbez Has Star Appeal, But Lame Comedy Throws It All Away

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The one thing I can’t stand is to see a decent cast wasted on dopey material, but that is exactly the case with How to Be a Latin Lover, a flat and generally unfunny attempt to expand Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez’s international appeal. I loved his previous import, 2013’s heartwarming and hilarious hit Instructions Not Included, which, like his latest, was released through the Lionsgate latin subsidiary Pantelion Films. Unfortunately this highly talented comic actor… »


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Luc Besson Posts Anti-Le Pen Screed Ahead Of French Presidential Election

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France will go to the polls on May 7 to determine the country’s next president, choosing between extreme right National Front (Fn) candidate Marine Le Pen, who has run on an anti-immigration, anti-eu platform, and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron. The latter currently leads in the polls, but as we’ve seen in the recent past, surprises can lurk around any corner. And although the French film industry is largely anti-Le Pen, filmmakers and celebrities have been less… »


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Jonas Bloquet Joins New Line’s ‘The Nun’

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Exclusive: Jonas Bloquet has come aboard New Line Cinema’s The Nun, the next installment in James Wan’s The Conjuring universe. He joins Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga in the pic, which is being helmed by The Hallow director Corin Hardy. The spinoff is based on the nun character from The Conjuring 2. Peter Safran and Wan are producing from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman. Exec producers are Dauberman and Todd Williams. The film has secured a Friday the 13th release date… »


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‘A Gray State’ Director Erik Nelson On David Crowley Doc As A “Core Sample Of American Crazy” — Tribeca Studio

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David Crowley was many things—”a visionary filmmaker, a political activist, an Iraq veteran, a family man—what documentarian Erik Nelson calls “an American hybrid.” In 2010, the up-and-coming voice in fringe politics embarked on a film project titled Gray State. Set in a dystopian near-future, the would-be project depicted a world where civil liberties were being violated by an overly powerful federal government, gaining a mass following from an online community of… »


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Universal Moves Robert Downey Jr.’s Untitled Doctor Dolittle Project

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Universal Pictures' has moved its untitled Doctor Dolittle movie with Robert Downey Jr. up six weeks from May 24, 2019, to April 12. Previously known as The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the project had been set to open against Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX. Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and based on the tales by Hugh Lofting, the Dolittle project will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent)… »


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‘Superman Vs The Kkk’ In Works From Lotus, Paperchase & Marco Vicini

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Lotus Entertainment and Paperchase Films are teaming with financier and executive producer Marco Vicini to produce Superman vs. the Kkk, a film adaptation of Rick Bowers’ 2012 Ya nonfiction book. Bowers’ book (full title: Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate) chronicled the creation of a real-life 1946 radio drama in which Superman took on a thinly-veiled version of the actual Klan. The book will be adapted… »

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Chris Dodd Stepping Down As Chairman Of MPAA; Charles Rivkin To Take Over

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After six years as head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, Christopher Dodd is stepping down as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. The organization announced today that the former U.S. senator will exit his position as CEO on September 4 and from his position as chairman at the end of the year. He will be replaced by Charles Rivkin, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs under the Obama administration… »


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Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project Starring Steve Carell Eyes Thanksgiving 2018 Release

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Universal has set November 21, 2018 as the release date for Oscar winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ untitled project, which stars Steve Carell  in the true story of one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit. Zemeckis co-wrote the screenplay with Caroline Thompson, and will also serve as producer along with Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke of Zemeckis' Universal-based ImageMovers banner, with DreamWorks Pictures co-financing… »


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WGA: “The Cost Of Settling Is Reasonable”

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As contract talks with the AMPTP enter their final stage, the WGA now says a deal is reachable if the six largest companies share the “small” cost laid out in the writers’ current proposal. In a post filed under “Contract Bulletin 2017” and headlined, “The Cost of Settling is Reasonable,” the WGA says, “The undeniable truth is that these costs are very affordable for these profitable companies.” Here is the complete text of the post, followed by the accompanying graphic:… »

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‘A Thousand Junkies’ Stars On Rehashing A Painful Period In Their Lives And The AA Meeting Where They Met — Tribeca Studio

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The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Tommy SwerdlowA Thousand Junkies strikes a nerve and strikes a delicate tonal balance, often making the viewer laugh and cringe from painful identification within a matter of seconds. Boasting a successful career in the ’90s as the writer of a number of beloved family films—including Cool RunningsLittle Giants, and Snow Dogs—Swerdlow was, at the same time, a full-blown heroin addict. And Swerdlow wasn’t alone—his co-stars B… »


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Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins & Jimmy Bellinger Join ‘The Pact’ From Universal

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Exclusive: Universal has cast Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins and Jimmy Bellinger as the boyfriends in The Pact, a comedy about three parents who discover their daughters' plan to lose their virginity at prom and launch a one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena the pic is directed by Kay Cannon with a screenplay from writing team Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Eben… »


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Kate McKinnon, ‘Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, Allison Tolman & More Join Laura Steinel’s ‘Fam-i-ly’

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Exclusive: SNL‘s Kate McKinnonAllison Tolman, Matt Walsh, Jessie Ennis, Bryn Vale, and FX’s Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry have boarded first-time director Laura Steinel’s indie comedy Fam-i-ly, joining previously announced star Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black). Steinel wrote the screenplay, which follows an awkward 13-year-old Maddie who tries to run away from home to become a Juggalo, and the emotionally-stunted Aunt Kate (Schilling) who is tasked with… »


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‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’ Director Daniel Kaufman On The “Fierce Pursuit Of The American Dream” — Tribeca Studio

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“I think Tribeca's the perfect festival for it, because it really is—bottom line—about some kids from New York, and about the landscape of New York, kind of as a microcosm for the landscape of America, and how America has changed in the last 20 years for young black men,” Daniel Kaufman says, setting up his directorial debut, hip-hop documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story. “A lot hasn't changed, but in terms of our culture in the music world, so much has… »


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Jay Karas & Dean Ward Tapped To Rewrite Comedy ‘Man Up’ For CBS Films

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Exclusive: CBS Films has brought on Jay Karas and Dean Ward to rewrite its comedy film Man Up. The project, still in the early development stages, is about three friends, each facing a masculinity crisis, who attend a survivalist camp that promises to help them man up. CBS Films acquired the pic back in 2014, based on a pitch from Chuck star Zachary Levi, with Hall Pass scribes Chris Pappas and Kevin Barnett attached to write the script. Nicky Weinstock is producing with… »


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‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit: Judge Sets Summary Judgment Hearing Date And Disclosure Terms

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After months of documents being kept under seal, the public will be able to see a little additional information about AMC Network's agreements with CAA and client Frank Darabont involving mega hit The Walking Dead — which they are contesting at the New York State Supreme Court. Over three years after The Shawshank Redemption director and his agency sued AMC over multi-million dollar profit participation disputes, Justice Eileen Bransten today provided line-by-line… »


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‘The Last Poker Game’ Star Martin Landau On Ageism In Hollywood And Roles He Is Happy To Turn Down — Tribeca Studio

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There are plenty of first-time directors appearing at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival—several of which came through Deadline’s Tribeca Studio in the festival’s first week—but there is only one filmmaker who made his writing and directing debut in his seventies, taking a moment away from his work as a world-renowned neurologist, in pursuit of new truths and a new form of expression. That would be Dr. Howard L. Weiner—the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard… »


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Ray Fisher From ‘Batman v Superman’ And ‘Justice League’ Signs With CAA

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Ray Fisher, best known for his role as Victor Stone/Cyborg in a host of DC Comisc-based films, has signed with CAA in what the agency said was a highly competitive situation. Fisher seemingly came out of nowhere, first receiving critical raves for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway production of Fetch Clay, Make Man before ending up in a number of superhero films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League and Flash, where he… »


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