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7 items from 2017


John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church join 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography underway in Savannah, Georgia.

Armory Films has announced that John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church, and Yelawolf will join the cast of The Peanut Butter Falcon.

The film directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz centres on Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome who has been confined to live in a retirement home for most of his life.

One day he breaks out and takes to the road to try to find his hero, a retired wrestler named The Salt Water Redneck. Along the way Zak experiences adventure and danger, and joins forces with a desperado crab fisherman and a kind nurse. 

The cast also includes newcomer Zachary Gottsagen, Shia Labeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Bruce Dern.

Armory FilmsTim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole are producing and financing the film, alongside Bona Fide ProductionsAlbert Berger and Ron Yerxa, T Bone Burnett, Lije Sarki, and David Thies. Burnett will also »

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Apply Now for a Fellowship with WritersForWriters

5 July 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

WritersForWriters fellowship Mentor Alysia Reiner in “Orange Is the New Black

The lack of mentorship is one the largest barriers to entry women and people of color face in Hollywood. Breaking into the industry is hard, and it’s damn near impossible if you don’t have someone in your corner to provide guidance, feedback, and encouragement. This is an issue the newly-launched WritersForWriters (Wfw) program is hoping to address via its fellowship opportunities.

The year-long fellowship will see selected Wfw Fellows be paired with Mentors who share similar genre interests and availability. The Mentors — who include “Orange Is the New Black” actress Alysia Reiner, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” director Angela Robinson and her writing partner Alex Kondracke (“The L Word”), and “No Good Deed” scribe Aimee Lagos — are “committed to paying it forward in helping aspiring professional writers to break into the industry,” the Wfw website details.

Screenwriters are eligible to apply for the Diversity Theme and Female Theme Screenwriting fellowships. The Diversity Theme is accepting scripts from writers of color as well as scripts that explore themes of race and diversity. White writers are welcome to submit diverse-themed scripts to this fellowship. The Female Theme will consider scripts from female writers and women-centric scripts. Male screenwriters are eligible to submit women-centric scripts.

Directors, writer-directors, and filmmaking teams can apply for the Indie Filmmaker Fellowship. Applicants must be working on an unproduced, feature narrative film in order to be considered.

Applications for all fellowships cost $75 and will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 2017. Use the code JULY2017 to receive a 20 percent discount on any Wfw fellowship or individual script consultation.

Descriptions of the three available WritersForWriters fellowships are below, courtesy of the organization. Visit the Wfw website to apply for a fellowship or to find out more.

Diversity Theme

The Diversity Theme is open to all minority writers as well as writers (Caucasian writers included) whose scripts feature diversity-themed subject matter.

Female Theme Screenwriting

WritersForWriters announces their first annual Female-Theme Screenwriting Fellowship to screenwriters seeking a one year mentorship with mentors from Wfw. The fellowship is open to all female writers as well as writers (male writers included) whose scripts feature female-themed subject matter.

Indie Filmmaker Theme

The Indie Filmmaker Fellowship is open to all filmmakers attached to an unproduced, feature-length narrative film with an aim towards production. Directing teams and writer-director teams are welcome to apply on a single application. The fellows will be mentored by the WritersForWriters team as well as indie film producer Stephen Nemeth (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “The Sessions”).

Apply Now for a Fellowship with WritersForWriters was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Helen Hunt to Star in Horror-Thriller ‘I See You’

7 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Helen Hunt has come on board to star in the horror-thriller “I See You” for Zodiac Features with shooting starting in Cleveland in the late summer.

Adam Randall is directing from a script by Devon Graye. Hunt will portray the well-heeled wife of the lead investigator in a child abduction case which has brought into the spotlight a similar case from years past. The investigator struggles to find a way to forgive his wife for infidelity — and while her guilt slowly gnaws away at her grip on reality, a malicious presence begins manifesting itself in their home, putting their young son in mortal danger.

Matt Waldeck will produce for Zodiac Features. Executives producers are Ben Hecht for Zodiac, alongside Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson for Bankside Films, and Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films.

CAA packaged the film and will co-represent domestic sales with Bankside Films, »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman Set for Rocket Science’s ‘End of Sentence’

15 May 2017 4:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and “Percy Jackson” star Logan Lerman will star as father and son in drama “End of Sentence,” which London-based sales company Rocket Science will introduce to buyers at the Cannes Film Market this week.

Irish actress Sarah Bolger will co-star in the film which follows a father and son as they reluctantly embark on an eventful and emotionally fraught road-trip from Alabama to Ireland, honoring a request of their late wife and mother.

“‘End of Sentence’ promises to be a warm, funny and moving story of an estranged father and son reconnecting; a road movie executed with sensitivity and humor by both the talented cast and incredible team behind the scenes, guaranteed to strike a chord with audiences the world over,” said Rocket Science founder and CEO Thorsten Schumacher.

Lerman will play the ex-con son of Hawkes’ uptight, but well-intentioned, father as the pair are thrown »

- Robert Mitchell

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: All the 2017 Entries, Ranked Worst to Best

17 March 2017 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon released five new pilots on Friday, and it’s up to viewers to determine which ones get picked up. “The Legend of Master Legend,” “Budding Prospects,” “The New V.I.P.’s,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Oasis” make up the 2017 Amazon pilot season. Some are good, some are bad, but the power lies with all of us to determine which are worthy of a full season order. Read our reviews below to get a little insight into each offering, and watch the episodes for yourself right here.

The Legend of Master Legend

John Hawkes can’t catch a break. When he nabbed the lead in Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot — Charlie Kaufman — it didn’t get picked up. He landed an Oscar nomination for “The Sessions,” but his follow-ups have meant diddly-squat comparatively. Sure, he stole a few scenes in “Lincoln” and got to take part in Amy Schumer’s amazing sketch, »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: All the 2017 Entries, Ranked Worst to Best

17 March 2017 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon released five new pilots on Friday, and it’s up to viewers to determine which ones get picked up. “The Legend of Master Legend,” “Budding Prospects,” “The New V.I.P.’s,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Oasis” make up the 2017 Amazon pilot season. Some are good, some are bad, but the power lies with all of us to determine which are worthy of a full season order. Read our reviews below to get a little insight into each offering, and watch the episodes for yourself right here.

The Legend of Master Legend

John Hawkes can’t catch a break. When he nabbed the lead in Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot — Charlie Kaufman — it didn’t get picked up. He landed an Oscar nomination for “The Sessions,” but his follow-ups have meant diddly-squat comparatively. Sure, he stole a few scenes in “Lincoln” and got to take part in Amy Schumer’s amazing sketch, »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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Newswire: Guy Pearce joins Paul Rudd’s baseball-and-espionage movie

2 February 2017 7:09 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Catcher Was A Spy, the movie about a real-life baseball player turned American spy, has begun filling out its cast. The production’s already landed its lead in Paul Rudd, who will play Moe Berg, the former White Sox player who decided to follow up his baseball career with some time in the secretive service. Now Empire Magazine reports that Guy Pearce will co-star with Rudd. Pearce’s role is currently unknown, though we could see him playing a crotchety coach giving Moe a hard time at Comiskey Park, or the suave mentor who helps him figure out just how to spy on people.

The SessionsBen Lewin is directing from a script by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan). While he awaits news on his role, Pearce can look forward to having the President barge in on the three-night run of the gay rights drama, When We Rise.

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- Danette Chavez

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