13 items from 2016
Exclusive: Music financier Cutting Edge Group and its investment arm Conduct is proving to be an attractive piece in the independent financing puzzle, with the company securing deals to invest in four new titles at Toronto this year. The music publishing rights specialist has signed deals to invest in Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards, starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish and Peter Dinklage; WW2 drama HHhH with Jason Clarke, Jack… »
If MTV Classic is anything like MTV, it'll be on the air for a month before people start complaining they don't play enough music. The "new" channel launched on August 1st, the 35th anniversary of MTV's debut, opening up the vaults to a pop-culture treasure trove that's been gathering dust for years. They should have done this years ago. MTV Classic wants to establish its music cred early on — they were wise to spend most of the first day playing classic Unplugged episodes, with Nirvana, Erykah Badu and R.E.M. The »
Marco Kreuzpaintner (“Trade”) will direct from a script by O’Neil Sharma and Max Work. Gabriela Bacher will produce the fantasy romance drama for Summerstorm with Thunder Road Pictures founder Basil Iwanyk, and Sean Finegan.
Roland Emmerich, Film House Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann, and Thunder Road Pictures’ Erica Lee are executive producing alongside Cutting Edge Originals’ Tara Moross and Kreuzpaintner. Lotus Entertainment will handle international sales and begin introducing the film to buyers at Cannes.
“Undying” centers on an 18-year-old (Schwarzenegger) who becomes stranded between life and death when a tragic accident threatens to separate him from his girlfriend (Liberato). Watching from a ghostly afterlife, as she blames herself for his death, he finds a way to reach her in her dreams. »
- Dave McNary
.She brings an immense amount of knowledge and resources to the table including a powerful focus as well as connections in all major markets, from North America to China and beyond. We are delighted she is onboard..
Kegeyan most recently served as President of Synchronicity Entertainment, the vanguard division of The Solution Entertainment Group. In addition to overseeing worldwide sales and acquisitions for the company, she handled sales for key territories for Solution. .
On the Synchronicity side, she sold and packaged such films as Cooties starring Elijah Wood. On the Solution side, she was responsible for sales of films such as Laggies, starring Kiera Knightley, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell, »
- Staff Writer
Cleveland, Oh played host to the final pay-per-view stop on the road to WrestleMania. The main event decided who would take on WWE Champion Triple H at the Show of Shows and the rest of the card saw WWE shuffle the pieces around on the booking chessboard. It’s the Fastlane Report…
1. Pre-Show – Two Out of Three Falls Match for United States Championship: Kalisto (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
This was nothing we haven’t seen from these two men before and it was nothing short of baffling to see such an intriguing title match relegated to a nothing slot on the pre-show. Nonetheless, Kalisto and Del Rio worked very hard here. Kalisto won the first fall when Del Rio nailed him with a steel chair. This weakened the champion long enough that Del Rio could score his corner foot stomp to even the contest at a fall apiece. The »
- Tom Beasley
Well, that was a PPV. It took place on a Sunday and was available on the WWE Network, so it clearly was a PPV. But beyond that, you really couldn’t tell the difference. Fastlane crowned a new #1 contender who will go on to face Triple H at WrestleMania Xxxii, but if you didn’t know who that would be a month ago, then you probably believe your uncle really does pull coins from behind your ear.
Aside from Roman Reigns’ unstoppable march to Mania, there really weren’t any major developments to come out of Fastlane. No one stabbed anyone in the back. No new stars debuted to challenge longtime title-holders. No titles changed hands. No WrestleMania matchups came into clearer focus (aside from the afore-mentioned main event). It really was the definition of a placeholder PPV.
If you skipped Fastlane, you missed a couple really good matches and some entertaining banter, »
- Scott Carlson
WWE SmackDown rolled into Ontario, CA with only a few days to go until the Fastlane pay-per-view event. The prospect of Brock Lesnar hung over the entire show, which was headlined by the brothers in arms Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose taking on the newly heel Dudley Boyz. It’s the SmackDown Report…
1. Lucha Dragons and Dolph Ziggler vs. League of Nations
It’s becoming something of a trend for SmackDown to start with a match rather than the in-ring promos that always kick off Raw. This week was no different, with Kevin Owens hopping on the commentary table for this bout, running down Michael Cole for seemingly having chased popular newcomer Mauro Ranallo from the SmackDown announce team. The match itself was the kind of unremarkable fare that too often fills time on WWE TV, culminating in Owens interference. The Intercontinental Champion’s distraction allowed Sheamus to nail Ziggler »
- Tom Beasley
Raw rolled into Anaheim, CA in the go-home show for the Fastlane pay-per-view. A clash of giants headlined the show, whilst Stephanie McMahon had something evil in mind for Dean Ambrose. It’s the Raw Report…
Dean Ambrose came out to open the show and described Brock Lesnar as being the biggest bully in the school playground. He again called out Lesnar, but got Stephanie McMahon instead. McMahon briefly stirred the pot regarding Roman Reigns before declaring that Ambrose would get an F-5 tonight, with F-5 standing for “Fatal 5-Way” match. Ambrose would take on four other men, with his Intercontinental Championship on the line. If Roman Reigns interfered, Ambrose would be disqualified not only from this match, but from the main event of Fastlane. This was a solid promo segment that was brief enough not to outstay its welcome and set up a hell of an opening match.
1. Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. »
- Tom Beasley
Did you know that WWE has a PPV on Sunday? Did you also know that there are only five matches officially announced as of the close of Raw? If you were expecting to see the card filled out Monday night, you were disappointed. (Oh, but the tag champs New Day will appear on an episode of the Cutting Edge Peep show during the PPV.)
We’re on the Road to WrestleMania, but if you expected to see the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, then you were disappointed. If you thought you’d see or hear from the Undertaker or a potential WrestleMania opponent, you were disappointed. If you wanted to see some star power from WWE to raise more interest in the product as Mania draws nearer, then you certainly were disappointed.
- Scott Carlson
When Michael Ware got back from Iraq, he dumped all the handycam footage he'd shot there in a tupperware container at his mother's house.
When the former correspondent for Time and Newsweek finally brought himself to dredge them out, he realised he had a film on his hands.
"I was sitting there with a friend of mine who's an editor, and she helped me realise that there was a story buried in that archive", Ware said. "That led to us to ingest those tapes, which I'm extraordinarily thankful for because the first of them were just starting to deteriorate"..
Ware first approached Screen Queensland with the idea of fashioning his footage into a feature.
"I sat down with a three-person panel, very clumsily talking about a project I didn't yet have a handle on, about financing I didn't yet understand, and about logistics still beyond me. One of the three »
- Harry Windsor
Filming has wrapped on the largest ever Chinese-Australian co-production at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
The 3-D Movie, Nest, stars Chinese megastar Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, Expendables 3), Kelsey Grammer (Transformers), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Chinese popstar and actor Wu Chun and Shane Jacobson (The Dressmaker, Oddball, Kenny).
Nest is the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, with investment funding from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland, and features an award-winning team both in front of and behind the camera..
Visual FX will be created by Cutting Edge and the world renowned, »
- Brian Karlovsky
Darclight, the genre-driven label of Arclight films, is handling worldwide sales of the Chinese-Australian co-production, with an international cast that also includes Stef Dawson ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay"), Chinese pop star Wu Chun, and Shane Jacobson ("The Dressmaker"). The film has already been sold in several territories in South and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand. "Nest," from director Kimble Rendall ("Bait 3D"), follows a team of scientists who lose their colleague in an ancient labyrinth, and must battle a swarm of deadly, man-eating funnel web spiders — discovering the secret behind the arachnids’ power and intelligence in the process. The largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, with investment funding from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland, the film's visual effects will be created by Cutting Edge and Oscar-winning CG concern Rising Sun Pictures ("X-Men: Days of Future Past," »
- Matt Brennan
The Chinese-Australian co-pro is currently shooting in Australia.
Stef Dawson, Chinese pop star Wu Zun and Australia’s Shane Jacobson have joined the cast of 3D Chinese-Australian co-production Nest, which is currently shooting at Village Roadshow Studios in Australia.
Directed by Kimble Rendall (Bait 3D), the film also stars Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer. The story revolves around a team of scientists battling a swarm of man-eating funnel web spiders to discover the secret behind their power and intelligence.
Billed as the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, the film has backing from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland and Beijing-based Loongs United Investment Company.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
13 items from 2016
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