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5 items from 2015

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Renewed for Season 2

3 September 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has renewed “Narcos” for a second season, the streaming network confirmed to TheWrap. The show charts the rise of Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura. The show also stars Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal as his partner Javier Pena, and Luis Guzman as cartel boss Gacha. The show has met with largely positive reviews from critics, with TheWrap’s Mekeisha Madden Toby writing: “Even with its flaws, ‘Narcos’ is a provocative show worth the watch. For history lovers and anyone who has seen ‘Entourage’ or the documentary films ‘Cocaine Cowboys, »

- Joe Otterson

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Spike TV Tackling Story Of John McAfee, Anti-Virus Pioneer Who Went On The Lam

8 July 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spike TV continues to expand its original programming slate with The McAfee Project (wt), a six-part docuseries about the billionaire online security pioneer who left the U.S. and got caught up in an international murder probe. Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben will helm and executive produce the project, which is Spike’s second mini along with the upcoming Tut. The series will use John McAfee's first-person interviews to dig into unanswered questions about his life… »

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Stanley Film Festival Announces Visionary Award Recipient, Panels and Jurors

20 April 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're less than two weeks away from the start of the Stanley Film Festival and it's been officially announced that Tom Quinn will be the recipient of their Visionary Award. We also have details on the festival's panels and jurors:

April 20, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today it will honor Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS-twc as its 2015 Visionary Award Winner. Quinn is behind this year’s breakout horror title It Follows as well as other genre heavy hitters such as Snowpiercer, Blue Ruin and Only God Forgives. The Visionary award is given to a figure in contemporary horror who is making forward-thinking contributions that elevate the genre and provides a platform for new, innovative artists to create work. Previous recipients include Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood, co-founders of SpectreVision (2014) and Eli Roth (2013). Quinn, »

- Jonathan James

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Brutal 'Dawg Fight' Gets an Innovative Release (with Exclusive Clip)

13 March 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Known for his hard-hitting award-winning documentaries "Raw Deal: A Question of Consent" and "Cocaine Cowboys," filmmaker Billy Corben isn't one to shy away from difficult subject matters. His latest film, "Dawg Fight," is no exception. A brutal exposé on underground backyard Mma fighting in one of Miami's toughest and poorest neighborhoods, "Dawg Fight" is unflinching in its depiction of the dark side of the American dream. It's so dark, in fact, that two of the fighters featured in the film are now dead. Read More: What Does Netflix's Investment in Documentaries Mean for Filmmakers? "To me, it's continuing in our tradition of telling stories that are twisted takes on the American dream," Corben recently told Indiewire. Given the subject matter, which involves desperate men beating each other to bloody pulps for money, Corben realized early on that it might not be an easy sell for distributors. "Everybody is »

- Paula Bernstein

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Billy Corben’s Backyard Bare-Knuckle Brawl ‘Dawg Fight’ Grapples With Online Distribution

4 March 2015 4:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Documentary maker Billy Corben has been mining Miami for tough-minded material for nearly two decades, including notable projects such as Cocaine Cowboys and Espn’s two The U docs about the University of Miami’s rogue athletic program. He also produced and directed Raw Deal: A Question of Consent, which had a spot at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. But he’s never had a film like Dawg Fight, nor a more complicated response from would-be distributors. “Of all… »

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