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While the Toronto International Film Festival doesn’t boast a market as robust as other festivals, like Sundance or Cannes, the yearly event often plays home to some major buys of big contenders. Last year, films as diverse “I Am Not Your Negro,” “Salt and Fire,” and “A Quiet Passion” found a home at the festival, and this year will likely include a slate of picked-up offerings that are as wide-ranging as the festival itself. We will be tracking every buy below, so keep checking back to stay up to date.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7 – 17 in Toronto, Canada. Stay up to date on all of this year’s Tiff acquisitions below.
– In an early deal that was announced before the festival even kicked off, »
- Indiewire Staff
Another random Nicolas Cage movie has arrived, though this time around it has some real literary flavor. “Vengeance: A Love Story” is based on the provocatively titled novel “Rape: A Love Story” by Joyce Carol Oates. But the cinematic translation winds up playing more or less like what you’d expect from latter day Cage.
Originally slated to direct, the actor passed the duties onto longtime second unit and stunt coordinator Johnny Martin for this story about a detective who takes matters into his own hands when the perpetrators of a vicious attack on a mother and her daughter are set free.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Hansen, former president and COO of Endgame Entertainment, will be tasked with inspecting the company’s books, monitoring transactions, and supporting the post-production and distribution of Red Granite’s next release, “Papillon.”
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Red Granite used funds stolen from a Malaysian development fund to produce “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Daddy’s Home,” and “Dumb and Dumber To.” The government has been seeking to seize Red Granite’s portion of the proceeds of the films as one part of a much broader, multibillion-dollar effort to recover funds on behalf of the Malaysian people.
Red Granite has been seeking to settle the case, and hopes that Hansen’s appointment will speed that process along.
“As ongoing, productive settlement discussions continue, Red »
- Gene Maddaus
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- Chris Coffel
In honor of .@wellgousa releasing Dante Lam's thriller, Operation Mekong, on Blu-ray & DVD, .@ShockYa is premiering a new Gif from the film: pic.twitter.com/ZvOM3131EE — Karen Benardello (@kbenardello) June 7, 2017 Members of an international task force are seeking justice against the leader of an Asian drug cartel and his murderous henchmen in the gripping […]
- Karen Benardello
Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of June 5 to June 11, this is what we're most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With 'Cosby Unraveled' Podcast
A firestorm of controversy surrounds comedian Bill Cosby after multiple allegations have surfaced accusing him of sexual misconduct, with alleged incidents dating as far back as 1969. As opening statements in his sexual assault trial are set to begin today, a Philadelphia radio station, Whyy, has produced a new podcast, Cosby Unraveled, exploring "the heights of his influence, and the causes of his downfall." The podcast, hosted by Annette John-Hall, will make the case that America's once-beloved TV dad is still a quintessential part of Philadelphia (Cosby's hometown), despite his legal woes. New episodes will be produced in real time as the trial progresses. Listen to the three-minute podcast trailer here.
With its sweeping vistas and blade-wieiding protagonist on a roaming quest for justice it's hard not to see Mouly Surya's Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts as some sort of neo-Western with more tha a small tip of the hat to Japanese wandering hero tale Zatoichi. But this story of a woman seeking justice after being raped - coming as it does from a female filmmaker in a very conservative religious nation - clearly has far more going on. In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked, raped and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long,...
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Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.
– The American Cinematheque has announced that the 31st American Cinematheque Award Sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg, will be presented to Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. The presentation will take place Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The award presentation will be held in the International Ballroom and will include in-person tributes from some of Adams’ colleagues and friends. Other show participants will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming months.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired and respected actresses in movies today. Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival »
- Kate Erbland
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Feb. 27 to March 5, this is what we’re most excited about:
Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Missing Richard Simmons’
From filmmaker Dan Taberski comes a gripping new podcast that seeks to answer the question: Whatever happened to longtime fitness guru Richard Simmons? After disappearing from public life and seemingly ghosting all his close friends and supporters in 2014, Simmons mostly hasn’t been heard from since. Taberski, a fan and friend of Simmons, makes it his mission to find the answer to that question, while also uncovering what made Simmons the man he is today. The podcast, which is only two episodes in, blends the mystery of Serial with those E! True Hollywood Story specials that became popular in the late ’90s.
More: Richard Simmons Speaks Out: 'No One Should Worry About Me'
New episodes of Missing Richard Simmons premiere every Wednesday »
President Trump’s steady stream of attacks on CNN’s credibility has not hurt the news organization’s reputation in the minds of consumers, nor has it scared away any advertisers. That was the word from CNN president Jeff Zucker and top Turner execs Thursday at a state-of-the-company luncheon presentation in Manhattan.
Zucker said CNN conducted its largest-ever brand survey last month out of a desire to gauge whether Trump’s broadsides about CNN serving up “fake news” were having a lasting impact on prospective viewers.
“There has been no diminution whatsoever in the CNN brand,” Zucker said. “It’s as strong as it’s ever been. It’s incredibly trusted and we see no impact whatsoever in all of those attacks on the CNN brand.”
Turner president David Levy said there have been no advertiser pullouts, either. CNN has seen its ad revenue spike along with ratings as the public continues to remain heavily engaged in »
- Cynthia Littleton
10 items from 2017
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