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Exclusive: Colin Ford (Supernatural), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), and Timothy Simons (Veep) have joined the cast of director Jay Lowi's Extracurricular Activities, a dark comedy/thriller being produced under Lowi and David Wilson’s Free Chicken Films shingle. Paul Schiff (Young Guns, Rushmore, Maid in Manhattan) and Rich Hull (She's All That, American Psycho II) serve as executive producers. The trio of actors join an ensemble cast in the film that also features… »
Ifp’s signature event, Ifp Film Week, has expanded this year to include numerous screenings, talks, meet ups, exhibitions, and tours open to the public and centered on cutting-edge independent content for the big screen, small screen and Internet. Public programs run September 17-22 in and around Ifp’s headquarters, Made in NY Media Center by Ifp in Dumbo, Brooklyn. At a press reception last night at the Ifp’s Made in New York Media Center, Ifp’s Head of Programming, Amy Dotson, noted that some 5,000 meetings for attending filmmakers were being set up for Film Week itself, which remains the only international co-production market in the […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
For years now, New York’s film community has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of its very own Alamo Drafthouse, the vibrant independent theater chain based in Austin. And now, it seems, it may actually happen. But when? “Soon,” said founder and CEO Tim League during a discussion at Ifp’s Made in New York Media Center on Tuesday.
Read More: Beloved Theater Chain Alamo Drafthouse Set to Open Brooklyn Location This Summer
While the Brooklyn venue was expected to arrive months ago, League explained that the delay had been caused by a fire alarm control panel that somebody accidentally blew up. “We’re ready to go — the projectors have all been tested and it’s very nice looking inside.” The 25th location for the chain will have seven screens and is located at 445 Gold Street, near the Atlantic Avenue terminal in Brooklyn.
Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, the newest »
- Graham Winfrey
Revolution Studios has acquired a stake in Latino digital entertainment company Latin Everywhere and has licensed Spanish-dubbed versions of titles from its 120-film library for distribution through Latin Everywhere’s over-the-top platform, Pongalo.
The amount of Revolution’s investment in Latin Everywhere was not disclosed. The startup, formed in 2014 by the merger of Latin Anywhere and GoTV, is backed by Latin Everywhere chairman Rich Hull and a group of private-equity investors.
Latin Everywhere said it will use Revolution’s strategic investment to expand the worldwide Pongalo Ott service with an upcoming subscription VOD offering, which will include the most popular titles from Revolution’s library such as “xXx,” “Maid in Manhattan” and “Black Hawk Down” (pictured above). Currently, Latin Everywhere’s library includes more than 50,000 hours of film and TV content, including telenovela “Juana la Virgen,” the basis for the hit U.S. television series “Jane the Virgin.”
“We are »
- Todd Spangler
Revolution Studios has acquired a stake in the digital entertainment company Latin Everywhere in attempts to expand into the Latino audience, the company announced Monday. As part of the deal, Revolution will make Spanish-dubbed versions of its titles available on Latin Everywhere’s Ott platform Pongalo. Among the films included are “xXx,” “Maid in Manhattan” and “Black Hawk Down.” Currently free, the platform will be expanded to include a subscription offering. “In our continued effort to seek innovative revenue opportunities for the expanding Revolution library, we are acutely aware of the importance of tapping into the world’s vast, tech-savvy Latino audiences, »
- Reid Nakamura
The Us company has made a strategic investment in order to tap into “the world’s vast, tech-savvy Latino audiences”.
Revolution announced on Monday it had invested in Latin Everywhere and has licensed Spanish-dubbed versions of titles from its 120-film library for distribution through the latter’s global Ott platform, Pongalo. They includexXx (pictured), Maid in Manhattan and Black Hawk Down.
Latin Everywhere will use Revolution’s strategic investment to expand Pongalo Ott, which is currently free, by adding a subscription service.
Subscribers will gets access to Pongalo’s premium content and the most popular titles from Revolution’s library.
“In our continued effort to seek innovative revenue opportunities for the expanding Revolution library, we are acutely aware of the importance of tapping into the »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Vr Axs Map, a platform using Vr to help the disabled pre-visit and share information about accessible public spaces, was named the winner on Wednesday night of the Made In New York Media Center by Ifp’s Demo Day. The curated audience of VCs, entrepreneurs, creative directors and brands voted the award after five teams of Media Center entrepreneurs pitched their projects to a panel moderated by Mashable’s Jason Abruzzese and consisting of Fran Hauser (Partner Rothenburg Ventures) and Matthew Hooper (VP, Open Innovation, Barclays; Head of Rise, NY). Vr Axs Map stood out due to its obvious social utility and […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Hamsa, a short film on the Syrian refugee crisis by first-time documentary filmmakers Caroline Spearpoint and Miriam Thom, is the focus of an event next Monday, May 2 at the Ifp’s Made in New York Media Center. Hamsa: A Documentary and Educational Platform features the two filmmakers along with Benjamin Lowe (Us Senior Campaigner at Change.Org), Rebecca Heller (Director at the International Refugee Assistance Project) and will focus on not only the making of the film but the collaboration with Irap and Change.org as well as the use of film in social impact campaigns. In the guest post below, Spearpoint […] »
- Caroline Spearpoint and Miriam Thom
Holy nostalgia! Six years before Gigi Hadid was even a twinkle in her mother's eye, the Backstreet Boys came out with a song that would take the millennium music scene by storm. Clad in a skintight black zip-up jumpsuit, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model took the stage to resurrect the 1990s classic as a competitor on Lip Sync Battle against Tyler Posey—you know, Ty from Maid in Manhattan all grown up. As for Hadid's ensemble, she gave off major Britney Spears "Lucky" vibes with the black mic headset and shiny bodysuit combination. In a sneak peek promo for the upcoming battle, the blond beauty dominated the stage until she invited »
Are you ready for a Girlfriends’ Night Out? Then grab your cute boots and a couple of tickets for How to be Single. I know, I know, another movie about single twenty-somethings trying to get by while living the dream in New York City. Possibly make some money. Probably don a chic new outfit in every scene. Definitely fall in love. Everyone gets something out of films like this, though: flirtation, tenderness, humor, naïveté, cheese, adventure, sex, city life, architecture, grit, glamour, and detachment amidst a concrete sea of millions of strangers. This has been a done a million times already, right? C’mon: When Harry Met Sally, Hitch, New Year’s Eve, Maid in Manhattan, Sex and the City, That Awkward Moment, and the list goes on and on and on….
Could How to Be Single bring anything new to the table? What could it show an audience that it hasn’t seen before? »
- Mandi Ruffner
Tyler Posey will be the first to admit that he's had an "awful" year. A little more than 12 months have passed since the Teen Wolf star's mother died, a personal blow only worsened by the fact that it occurred mere months after his engagement to his childhood sweetheart ended. "This has been the hardest year of my life," Posey, 24, says in the latest issue of People.Posey had proposed to girlfriend Seana Gorlick in 2013 after a decade of being "in love," but the engagement had ended (under circumstances Posey prefers to keep private) by October 2014. "I still really miss her, »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
“For me, the best movies are on television. The characters are better, there’s more opportunity to explore and to do something I hadn’t done in awhile.” Such are Jennifer Lopez’s reasons for staying put on TV with NBC’s Shades Of Blue following her American Idol judging stint on Fox. Having hit a box office heyday back in the early aughts with such romantic comedies as Maid In Manhattan ($94M) and Monster-In-Law ($82.9M), the actress also cultivated a niche following with… »
J.Lo's new character is a tough, complicated detective who slaps down bar pickup lines ("I don't do witty banter"), can hold her own in a fight -- and is as good at taking bribes as she is at protecting little kids from seeing bad things happen. On NBC's "Shades of Blue," her Harlee Santos seems, in the show's best moments, like a corrupt relative of her 1998 "Out of Sight" character Karen Sisco, which remains Lopez's best performance -- one I always hope she'd eventually prove wasn't a fluke. It's a welcome return to non-reality TV for the singer/actress, who hasn't done this (barring a couple of guest spots, including on "How I Met Your Mother") in two decades. And with the first two episodes directed by Barry Levinson, Lopez (and crime-show) fans have lots of reason for hope. Can we put "The Boy Next Door," "Maid in Manhattan »
- Sara Stewart
One episode was provided prior to broadcast.
I am pro-Jennifer Lopez, despite what the next couple hundred words may make you think. I think she’s a good, occasionally great actress who gets saddled with subpar material so commonly that it seems comical. She can rise to the occasion and make otherwise pedestrian movies pop (Enough, Maid in Manhattan, and yeah, I’ll admit it, The Boy Next Door), but such a task is far beyond the hands of a mere mortal in regards to NBC’s new back-alley crime drama Shades of Blue. Even a mortal from the block.
This time Lopez plays a feisty NYPD detective, Harlee Santos, a cog in a very dirty branch of the city’s police department, headed up by lieutenant Bill Wozniak (Ray Liotta). They’re dirty, but the good kind of dirty – planting evidence and taking bribes all in the name »
- Mitchel Broussard
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