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Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara Scare Up Robust Debut For ‘A Ghost Story’ – Specialty Box Office

Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara Scare Up Robust Debut For ‘A Ghost Story’ – Specialty Box Office
David Lowery's fantasy-romance A Ghost Story starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara opened strong in four New York and L.A. theaters over the weekend. The A24 release took in over $108K. New doc City of Ghosts from Oscar-nominee Matthew Heineman had a decent roll out in two New York locations, grossing $16K, while China Lion's historical drama Our Time Will Come bowed in 18 North American cities at $48K. Gunpowder & Sky added runs for medieval nunnery escapade The Little H…
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Sundance: 'City Of Ghosts', 'Bushwick', 'Beach Rats' find homes

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Deals continued to trickle in over closing weekend.

Amazon Studios has acquired all worldwide rights to Matthew Heineman’s Isis documentary.

The A&E IndieFilms selection screened in U.S. Documentary Competition and centres on the anonymous Syrian citizen journalists of the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently movement who rallied together after Isis took over their land.

Amazon Studios plans “a robust theatrical release and awards campaign” this year.

Our Time Projects produced and Alex Gibney served as executive producer with A&E Studios’ Molly Thompson, Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant, and Maiken Baird, David Fialkow and Stacey Offman.

Cinetic Media brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. A&E retains television rights after the theatrical run.

Meanwhile Xyz Films and Wme Global have licensed Us rights to action thriller Bushwick to Rlj Entertainment in a seven-figure theatrical deal.

Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott directed Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow in the story of a former
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Sundance: 'City Of Ghosts', 'Bushwick' find homes

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Deals continued to trickle in over closing weekend.

Amazon Studios has acquired all worldwide rights to Matthew Heineman’s Isis documentary.

The A&E IndieFilms selection screened in U.S. Documentary Competition and centres on the anonymous Syrian citizen journalists of the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently movement who rallied together after Isis took over their land.

Amazon Studios plans “a robust theatrical release and awards campaign” this year.

Our Time Projects produced and Alex Gibney served as executive producer with A&E Studios’ Molly Thompson, Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant, and Maiken Baird, David Fialkow and Stacey Offman.

Cinetic Media brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. A&E retains television rights after the theatrical run.

Meanwhile Xyz Films and Wme Global have licensed Us rights to action thriller Bushwick to Rlj Entertainment in a seven-figure theatrical deal.

Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott directed Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow in the story of a former
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'Cartel Land' tops iTunes charts in LatAm

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'Cartel Land' tops iTunes charts in LatAm
Documentary picked up an Oscar nomination last week.

Cartel Land, the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated documentary about two vigilante groups who tackle murderous Mexican drug cartels, has topped the doc charts in Argentina, Columbia, Mexico and Paraguay simultaneously on iTunes.

Dogwoof, the film’s international sales agent and UK distributor, launched the film on iTunes on Jan 15 across 17 Latin American countries - including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Columbia, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela.

Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman said: “It was always incredibly important to me that the film reach audiences throughout Latin America, especially Mexico.

“I made Cartel Land to give voice to those trapped by senseless cycles of violence, suffering and corruption. I’m grateful for the response we’ve received thus far and I hope that - through these new distribution channels - we will continue the conversation.”

Daniel Green, home entertainment sales manager at Dogwoof, said the documentary “marks one of our first ventures
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Here Are the 2015 DGA Awards TV Nominees

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After announcing the nominees for best film direction yesterday, the Directors Guild of America revealed the slate for TV direction in dramas and comedies today.

"Game of Thrones" seeks to add to its trophy haul for David Nutter's direction of the season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy," which won an Emmy last September. But HBO's epic fantasy series will be challenged by the series finale of "Mad Men," directed by creator Matthew Weiner.

On the comedy side, "Transparent" will vie with the usual suspects, "Veep" and "Silicon Valley." Here is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Michael Engler

Downton Abbey, "Episode 8" (PBS)

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, "The Tradition of Hospitality" (Showtime)

David Nutter

Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy" (HBO)

Steven Soderbergh

The Knick, "Williams and Walker" (Cinemax)

Matthew Weiner

Mad Men, "Person to Person" (AMC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Chris Addison

Veep, "Election Night" (HBO)

Louis C.K.

Louie,
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‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Score DGA Nominations

‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Score DGA Nominations
Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “The Knick” and “Mad Men” have scored Directors Guild of America nominations for the top television drama.

Louis,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent” and “Veep” were nominated for top comedy series.

The DGA also announced its feature film documentary nominations had gone to “Amy,” “Cartel Land,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” “Meru” and “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

All five documentary nominees are among the 15 titles shortlisted for the Academy Awards. Laura Poitras took the documentary trophy last year for “Citizenfour” at both the DGA and the Oscars.

Last year’s winners of the DGA TV awards — Leslie Linka Glatter for Showtime’s “Homeland” in drama series and Jill Solloway for Amazon’s “Transparent” in comedy series — received nominations again.

Bessie,” “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” “Show Me a Hero,” “Whitney” and “The Wiz Live!” took nominations in the TV movie-miniseries category.
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Trailer for Tense Sundance Doc 'Cartel Land,' From Exec. Producer Kathryn Bigelow

The war on drugs continues to be one of society's greatest battles, and the new documentary Cartel Land takes viewers to the frontlines of the issue. "There's an imaginary line out there between right and wrong, good and evil," says a voice of a vigilante in the trailer. "I believe what I am doing is good and what I am standing up against is evil." The trailer is as tense as can be, with the filmmakers capturing an incredible amount of real-life footage - hard to believe that this level of intensity was featured in less than three minutes of footage. Just imagine how the actual documentary will be. Cartel Land, from director Matthew Heineman (Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, Our Time) and executive producer Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) will be in select theaters on July 3 from The Orchard. yt id="ZoSFSiLgbdI" width
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Cartel Land Trailer Teases Incredibly Intense, Unsettling Documentary

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The Orchard has released the first trailer for director Matthew Heineman’s (Our Time) stunning documentary Cartel Land. Executive produced by Kathryn Bigelow, the film chronicles the battle against Mexican drug cartels by two vigilante groups on opposite sides of the border: the Arizona Border Recon in the U.S., and a rebel uprising group in the Mexican state of Michoacán. I caught the film at Sundance and it is a profound, deeply disturbing, and unbelievably intense documentary tackling an issue that’s all too current. Both vigilante groups share idealistic goals for bringing these drug cartels down, but when a power vacuum occurs, does it simply breed more—and potentially worse—violence and corruption? That’s one of the questions at the center of this film, which I'd go so far as to consider essential viewing. Check out the Cartel Land trailer below, via Apple, and click here to read my review.
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Dogwoof takes Sundance winner Cartel Land

Dogwoof takes Sundance winner Cartel Land
Dogwoof acquires international rights for A&E Indiefilms’ Sundance-winning Cartel Land.

Dogwoof has secured international rights to Matthew Heineman’s documentary Cartel Land, which picked up two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and will be pushing the title at Berlin’s European Film Market (Efm) (Feb 5-13).

Anna Godas, CEO of Dogwoof brokered the deal with Molly Thompson of A&E IndieFilms and producer Tom Yellin of The Documentary Group.

Godas described the film as “one of the most chilling films shot about the drug wars”.

Dogwoof will handle all international sales across all platforms, including UK distribution later in 2015.

The documentary tells the true story of two very different vigilante groups that have formed to combat the ruthless Mexican drug cartels.

Director Heineman (Escape Fire, Our Time) profiles one group from each side of the Us-Mexican border; in America the Arizona Border Recon patrol a 52-mile desert stretch to halt the drug wars
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Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #23: Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, 'Escape Fire'

Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #23: Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, 'Escape Fire'
Matthew Heineman learned the "Truth is stranger than fiction" maxim while traveling across America in an Rv with friends. They were out to discover what made their generation tick; with no formal training they began The Young Americans Project and interviewed a spectrum of American youth (this later became his first film "Our Time"). He fell hard for filmmaking; "I loved the bond and trust that was quickly formed between my subjects and me. I loved the unpredictable." Now, Heineman and his co-director Susan Froemke want to transcend the misinformation about the countries' healthcare woes. Everyone has been affected, but there is still a significant lack of clarify. "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" (Us Documentary) addresses what might be done to create a sustainable healthcare system for the future and hopes to inspire people to take control of their health and push for change once they understand the preserve.
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"Our Time," A Documentary About Today's American Youth.

I've been really curious about "Our Time," a documentary directed by Matt Heineman and Matt Wiggins about four recent college grads traveling the country in a quest to understand it. I have yet to watch the movie, which premiered on the Documentary Channel last night, but there will be other opportunities: It's currently available on Amazon and making its way to other VOD platforms soon. In the meantime, I've asked my friend and current Columbia University doctorate candidate Ryan Hagen, who contributed some writing to "Our Time," for his brief thoughts on the project. Update: "Our Time" will receive on…
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"Our Time," A Documentary About Today's American Youth.

I've been really curious about "Our Time," a documentary directed by Matt Heineman and Matt Wiggins about four recent college grads traveling the country in a quest to understand it. I have yet to watch the movie, which premiered on the Documentary Channel last night, but there will be other opportunities: It's currently available on Amazon and making its way to other VOD platforms soon. In the meantime, I've asked my friend and current Columbia University doctorate candidate Ryan Hagen, who contributed some writing to "Our Time," for his brief thoughts on the project.
See full article at Screen Rush »

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