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Olivia Wilde’s ‘Meadowland’ Picked Up by Cinedigm

Olivia Wilde’s ‘Meadowland’ Picked Up by Cinedigm
Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to Olivia Wilde’s psychological drama “Meadowland” and set an awards season theatrical release in October.

The film, which debuted at Tribeca in April, also stars Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins and John Leguizamo. Wilde and Wilson play a couple dealing with their son’s disappearance with Wilson portraying a New York City policeman.

Meadowland” marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Reed Morano, who helmed from a script by Chris Rossi. Wilde serves as a producer, as she has in several of her previous projects including “Drinking Buddies,” “Sun City Picture House” and “Body Team 12.”

The producing team includes Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios, along with Margot Hand and Matt Tauber. Jennifer Levine, Jason Cloth of CW Media Finance, Alex Garcia, Santiago Garcia Galvan, Marla Rand, Scott Paterson and Lauren Selig are the executive producers.

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Tribeca 2013 Interview: The Rider And The Storm’s David Darg & Bryn Mooser

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Tribeca 2013 Interview: The Rider And The Storm’s David Darg & Bryn Mooser
Yet again, David Darg and Bryn Mooser come to the Tribeca Film Festival with a short documentary highlighting the good that can exist even in the midst of a disaster. It was “Sun City Picture House” in 2011, “Baseball in the Time of Cholera” in 2012, and now “The Rider and the Storm” in 2013. The film takes place just after Hurricane Sandy plowed through the New York region, but the story hones in on one particular victim, Timmy Brennan, a Freedom Tower ironworker and devout surfer. Timmy was one of many who not only felt the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s rain and winds, but the fires the storm sparked, [ Read More ]

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Tribeca Dialogue: Olivia Wilde, David Darg, & Bryn Mooser Talk ‘Baseball in the Time of Cholera’

Just last year, David Darg, Bryn Mooser and Olivia Wilde premiered their short, The Sun City Picture House, at the Tribeca Film Festival and, just a year later, they’re back with Baseball in the Time of Cholera. As Darg and Mooser are still active aide workers in Haiti, the backdrop remains the post-earthquake status of the country, but this time around, the gang puts the focus on the Cholera epidemic and, specifically, its effect on a young baseball player named Joseph. While promoting the film at the festival, the group sat down to talk about the genesis of this new short, how Darg and Mooser split the duties as co-directors, what work Wilde took on as the film’s executive producer, her plans to start her own production company and more. Check it all out for...

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Tribeca Interview: David Darg, Bryn Mooser And Olivia Wilde Of Baseball In The Time Of Cholera

David Darg and Bryn Mooser are busy guys. Not only are they active aide workers in Haiti, continuing in the effort to restore the country after the devastating 2010 earthquake, but with the help of executive producer Olivia Wilde, busy spreading the word through short films, too. At first, the trio wanted to focus their Sun City Picture House follow-up on the rise of a local little league baseball team they started, but in the midst of that, one of the young player.s mother.s life was taken by the Cholera outbreak. While Joseph and his passion for baseball is still at the heart of this short film, they felt the need to provide a more expansive view of the Cholera epidemic in Haiti as a call to duty, in hopes the Un will take responsibility for the terrible situation. After premiering Sun City Picture House at the
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Exclusive: Photo Of Olivia Wilde For Her Tribeca Film Festival Entry Baseball In The Time Of Cholera

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Exclusive: Photo Of Olivia Wilde For Her Tribeca Film Festival Entry Baseball In The Time Of Cholera
Last year Olivia Wilde made waves at the Tribeca Film Festival with her short film Sun City Picture House and this year she looks to do the same with a new short, Baseball in the Time of Cholera. The piece actually comes from the whole Sun City team, Wilde and co-directors David Darg and Bryn Mooser. This time around the gang returns to Haiti to shed light on the cholera epidemic, something the Un insists it’s not responsible for despite growing evidence. The film focuses on a young baseball player named Joseph and a Haitian lawyer striving to get compensation for victims as they struggle to survive and attain justice. [ Read More ]
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Wilde To Be Honoured At Maui Film Festival

Wilde To Be Honoured At Maui Film Festival
Olivia Wilde is to be honoured with the Shining Star Award at a movie festival in Hawaii next month.

The Tron: Legacy star will pick up the trophy when the Maui Film Festival kicks off on 15 June with an awards ceremony.

Wilde will follow in the footsteps of Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes and Adrien Brody, who have all previously won the prize.

The festival will also launch with the screening of Sun City Picture House, which was produced by Wilde and Maria Bello about the building of a cinema in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Tribeca Video Interview: Sun City Picture House Executive Producer Olivia Wilde

We all know Olivia Wilde for her work on House, the monster hit Tron: Legacy as well as a slew of other noteworthy films, but what.s the actress up to when she.s not in front of the camera? Ever since last year.s earthquake, Wilde donates a significant amount of her time to working with an organization called Artists for Peace and Justice in an effort to restore Haiti.s hospitals, schools and orphanages. Even while she's helping get these essentials back up and running, though, she wants to make sure they have a source of entertainment as well. After the quake took down the last of Haiti.s functioning movie theaters, aide workers David Darg and Bryn Mooser decided to enlist in the help of the local citizens to create a new one, the Sun City Picture House; as they put the theater together they also made
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5 Questions With 'Sun City' Producer Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde hasn't quite yet reached the apex of Hollywood's A-list – that's an inevitability that will likely transpire with the release of this summer's "Cowboys and Aliens."

But the alum of TV's "House" and star of the sci-fi smash "Tron: Legacy" has long been using her clout for the greater good, an enviable trait among some of the industry's biggest stars, from George Clooney to Angelina Jolie.

Wilde combines her passion for activism – namely in the reeling nation of Haiti, where she's volunteered for several years – with entertainment savvy for "Sun City Picture House," an inspiring documentary short about the construction of a makeshift movie theater that she executive produced and that just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

You participated in the Hope for Haiti telethon early last year after the earthquake – did that lead to your involvement in "Sun City"?

No, I've been working in Haiti for years
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'Sun City Picture House' Brings Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello And A Love For Cinema To Haiti In This Exclusive Clip

'Sun City Picture House' Brings Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello And A Love For Cinema To Haiti In This Exclusive Clip
Never let it be said that movies can't make a difference. Sure, the world of cinema is typically viewed as escapism at its finest—but you can never undervalue the need for that kind of pleasure, especially when the real world surrounding you is filled with horror and uncertainty at every turn.

That's the thought line at the core of "Sun City Picture House," a documentary co-executive produced by Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello about finding something to look forward to in the midst of adversity. "Sun City" follows the story of Raphael Louigene, a Haitian man who sets out to build the first movie theater since the devastating earthquake of January 2010, a mission he's able to accomplish even in the face of a tropical storm thanks to community unity and a greater love for film.

Watch an exclusive clip from "Sun City Picture House" in the video above, and
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Tribeca Video Interview: Olivia Wilde on Sun City Picture House

We don't often cover short films here on, but once in a while one comes along that's so special, we can't ignore it, and it certainly doesn't hurt that David Darg's Sun City Picture House has a couple of name actresses as its executive producers - Maria Bello and Olivia Wilde. The film documents the building of a makeshift movie theater in a refugee camp in quake-stricken Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and it's a beautiful film that's really something to be proud of. Most people would know Ms. Wilde from the TV show "House" and movies like Tron: Legacy and Jon Favreau's upcoming Cowboys & Aliens , but not many of her fans may realize she's been an activist going down to Haiti for years before the quake struck. Getting involved with this short film was a...
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Tribeca Interview: Sun City Picture House.s David Darg, Olivia Wilde And Bryn Mooser

In the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, many were left without food, water, shelter and other vital necessities. However, while working to restore fundamental essentials, Bryn Mooser and Adam Darg also fought to bring some fun and entertainment back into the local population.s lives. The quake took down the last of the country.s few functioning movie theaters so, with the help of Sun City residents, Mooser and Darg worked to build a new one, the Sun City Picture House. Having made many fundraising pieces, both Mooser and Darg were familiar with the filmmaking process and opted to put those skills to use by documenting their work in a short film. The duo also attracted the attention of actresses Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello, both of whom donated a great deal of time to the Haiti relief effort and continue to do so today. Between Mooser, Darg, Wilde, Bello
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Tribeca Futures | Olivia Wilde on Juggling Producing & Acting: "I'll sleep when I'm dead."

Tribeca Futures | Olivia Wilde on Juggling Producing & Acting:
Age: 27 Hometown: New York City Why She's On Our Radar: Olivia Wilde certainly started gaining attention as Mischa Barton's feisty lady friend on the Fox teen series "The O.C." But now the actress has really caught our eye by acting as executive producer on the moving short film "Sun City Picture House," currently in competition at the 10th Tribeca Film Festival. The Haiti set 27-minute film follows a young ...
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Olivia Wilde Will Break From Blockbusters and Boys to Hit Tribeca

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Olivia Wilde Will Break From Blockbusters and Boys to Hit Tribeca
Olivia Wilde went for a walk yesterday in La. The actress, who's front and center in the new trailer for Cowboys & Aliens, is chilling near her home in the exciting run-up to the release of her Summer blockbuster. It's not all downtime for Olivia, though, as her social life has apparently been quite active. She's been linked to not one but two of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, since splitting from husband Tao Ruspoli in February. Olivia and Ryan Gosling were seen in early March touring the aquarium in Cincinnati, where he was based while shooting The Ides of March. Rumors kept flying once Olivia returned to California and got her dance on publicly with Justin Timberlake, her costar in Now, just a few weeks ago. Olivia will soon trade the West Coast for the East to support a different project. She tweeted that she plans to attend the Tribeca Film Festival,
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Tribeca Film Festival unveils short films line-up, includes Ian McKellen, David Duchovny, Joseph Fiennes

Organisers of the Tribeca Film Festival have announced this year's line-up of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.

The international festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and real-estate investor Craig Hatkoff to help revitalise Manhattan's Tribeca neighbourhood following the 9/11 terrorist attack.

The 2011 event - presented by founding sponsor American Express - will run from April 20 to May 1. The 60 shorts represent 21 countries, including the UK, and feature stars from around the globe.

In a new development this year, the recipient of the Tff Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Oscars without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with Academy rules.

The short film program, drawn from 2,862 submissions, will be presented in eight thematic programs, which are detailed below.

There is a broad spectrum of styles and storytelling, from zombies taking over Manhattan to the humanitarian effort in Haiti.
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