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Xyz Films Boosts Sales Team Ahead Of Sundance Film Festival

Exclusive: A week before the Sundance film fest kicks off, Xyz Films has bolstered its sales, content, and operations arms with the addition of Stacy Glassgold as VP International Sales and Pip Ngo as Director of Acquisitions and Sales. Glassgold previously was VP Sales and Distribution at Myriad Pictures, where handled titles like Penelope Cruz’s The Queen of Spain and The Last Word with Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine. Her resume also includes a stint at Qed
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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2017

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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2017
It’s a good thing that Netflix already has the “Gilmore Girls” for all of those sweet Thanksgiving vibes, because the streaming giant is coming down from that Halloween sugar high in a bad way and following last month’s blockbuster slate with a relatively unremarkable roster of new additions. Proving that there isn’t much rhyme or reason behind when they’re able to upload new movies (it’s hard to curate around contract rights), the platform’s latest batch of titles is heavy on horror movies and light on seasonal fare.

Still, it’s not all bad news for those of you who might be looking for something to stream while you’re home for the holidays. Comfort watches like “Casper” and “Field of Dreams” are perfect things to put on when you’re immobilized by a stomach full of turkey, and you can even go for an
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Check Out All The Movies and TV Shows Coming To Netflix in November

November is here and Netflix has released a list of all the films and TV shows coming out this month! There's a lot of great content to look forward to seeing this month. We'll even get a few new horror films even though Halloween has come to an end.

Some of the things that I'm looking forward to seeing this month include Silent Hill, Oculus, Chappie, Men in Black, Field of Dreams, The Punisher, Mudbound, Godless, and Casper!

You can check out the full list for yourself below and I even included a previously released promo spot highlighting what's to come. What are you most looking forward to watching this month?

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Casper

Chappie

Charlotte’s Web

Field of Dreams

Men in Black

Michael Clayton

Oculus

Scary Movie

Silent Hill

Stranger : Season 1

The Bittersweet

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Reader

The Whole Nine Yards

To Rome with Love

Where the Day Takes You

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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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What’s Coming to Netflix in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix in November 2017
October may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the chills and thrills have to end as Netflix continues the autumn spooktacular with more creepy content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive. It will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science-fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Also hitting the streaming platform later in the month: Netflix’s latest Marvel series, “The Punisher,” starring Jon Bernthal.

See the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in November 2017 below.

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Casper

Chappie

Charlotte’s Web

Field of Dreams

Men in Black

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‘Mudbound’ Finally Hits Netflix Next Month, Plus Music and Film Documentaries

‘Mudbound’ Finally Hits Netflix Next Month, Plus Music and Film Documentaries
Fall is upon us, and with it a fresh new crop of Netflix movies to curl up with when the weather starts to turn. Next month’s most exciting addition to the streaming service is “Mudbound,” the Southern World Ward II epic from up-and-comer-turned-force-to-be-reckoned-with Dee Rees. Netflix sealed the biggest deal of this year’s Sundance Film Festival when it paid a whopping $12.5 million for “Mudbound,” setting a high bar for the drama. Balancing out the heavier fare are classic comedies like “Men In Black” and “Scary Movie,” as well as “Field of Dreams” and “42” for the baseball lovers.

The fresh crop also includes a bevy of critically acclaimed documentaries, such as “Eventual Salvation,” “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary,” and “Cuba and the Cameraman.” Jim Carrey’s creative process gets a deep dive in “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” which includes never-before-seen behind the scenes footage from Milos Forman
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Queen Letizia Proves She's Just a Regular Mom by Driving Her Daughter to School

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Queen Letizia Proves She's Just a Regular Mom by Driving Her Daughter to School
Queen Letizia put on her mommy hat (hmm, crown?) now that back-to-school season is in full swing. The Spanish queen took a break from being one of the chicest royals to drive her oldest daughter, Princess Leonor, to her first day of sixth grade at the Santa María de los Rosales school in Madrid. The princess, and future queen of Spain, attends the same school her father did as a child, but unlike last year, King Felipe VI didn't accompany them on the drive, leaving Letizia to handle drop-off like a champ. The Queen of Spain smiled for photographers while driving and even stepped out of the car to talk to other parents at school. RelatedThe Cutest Pictures of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía of Spain
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Hollywood royalty by Anne-Katrin Titze

Penélope Cruz as Macarena Granada in Fernando Trueba's The Queen Of Spain is presented an Oscar by Cary Grant

In my conversation with Fernando Trueba at the W Hotel Union Square in New York, he paid tribute to Emilio Ruiz del Río, who also worked with Stanley Kubrick (Spartacus), David Lean (Lawrence Of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago), Nicholas Ray (King Of Kings), John Milius (Conan The Barbarian), and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth). Fernando's latest, The Queen Of Spain (La Reina De España) stars Penélope Cruz who was also his The Girl Of Your Dreams (La Niña De Tus Ojos) with Antonio Resines, Santiago Segura, Rosa Maria Sardà, Jorge Sanz, Jesús Bonilla, and Loles León, who all return here.

Penélope Cruz as Queen Isabella of Castile with John Scott (Clive Revill): "He is not John Ford but he is inspired by him."

In The Queen Of Spain, Mandy Patinkin,
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The Queen of Spain Movie Review

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The Queen of Spain Movie Review
Title: The Queen of Spain Director: Fernando Trueba Starring: Penélope Cruz, Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin Openly sharing their opinions without fearing the repercussions is a powerful stance for anyone to take. But utilizing that freedom can lead to even bigger repercussions for anyone whose livelihood is readily accessible to the public. In writer-director Fernando […]

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Penélope Cruz-Starrer “The Queen of Spain” Acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films

The Queen of Spain

Samuel Goldwyn Films has snagged the U.S. rights to “The Queen of Spain,” a comedy that sees Oscar winner Penélope Cruz playing a film star. ScreenDaily reports that a VOD launch is planned for August 29.

A follow-up to 1998’s “The Girl of Your Dreams,” “The Queen of Spain” centers on Macarena Granada, “who flees Hollywood in the 1950s and returns to her roots in Spain where she signs on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain,” the source summarizes. “The Girl of Your Dreams” depicts Macarena earlier in her career when she’s invited to film a project in Nazi Germany’s Ufa Studios.

Both Spanish-language films were helmed by Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”).

“This movie captures the era in the middle of ’50s where we see the encounter of Spanish Cinema (under Franco) with American Films (at McCarthy times),” said the director. “It’s a comedy that is a tribute to classical comedy, it’s my love letter to movies and its people.”

The Queen of Spain” screened at the Berlinale back in February.

Cruz won an Oscar in 2009 for “Vicky Christina Barcelona.” She also scored nods for “Nine” and “Volver.” She’ll play fashion designer Donatella Versace in the upcoming season of “American Crime Story,” set to debut next year.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up 'The Queen Of Spain'

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Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up 'The Queen Of Spain'
Myriad Pictures handles international sales on Penelope Cruz drama.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired Us rights to Fernando Trueba’s The Queen Of Spain starring Penelope Cruz.

The story centres as film star Macarena Granada who flees Hollywood in the 1950s and returns to her roots in Spain where she signs on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain.

The Queen Of Spain premiered at the Berlinale as a special gala screening and also stars Chino Darín, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Clive Revill and Antonio Resines. Universal distributed theatrically in Spain.

Cristina Huete and Anne Deluz produced, while A3 Media, Mikel LeJarza, Mercedes Gamero, Rosa Perez, and Kirk D’Amico served as executive producers.

The film follows up on Trueba’s 1998 drama The Girl Of Your Dreams starring Cruz as a younger Granada.

Samuel Goldwyn Films president Peter Goldwyn brokered the deal with Kirk D’Amico, whose [link=co
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Penélope Cruz’s ‘The Queen Of Spain’ Gets U.S. Bow Via Samuel Goldwyn; Shudder Lands Sundance Horror Pic ‘Kuso’

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to The Queen Of Spain, the drama starring Penélope Cruz and directed by Fernando Trueba. It had its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival. The pic will bow on demand August 29 after Universal released it theatrically in Spain. Cruz stars as famous movie star Macarena Granada, who flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she has signed on to star in an epic film…
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Penelope Cruz’s ‘Queen of Spain’ Lands at Samuel Goldwyn

Penelope Cruz’s ‘Queen of Spain’ Lands at Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn Films has bought U.S. rights to Penelope Cruz’s comedy “The Queen of Spain,” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

The Queen of Spain,” directed by Fernando Trueba, also stars Chino Darín, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Clive Revill and Antonio Resines. It will be available on Aug. 29 on demand.

Cruz stars as the famous movie star Macarena Granada, who flees the glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she has signed on to star in an epic film as Queen Isabella of Spain. Elwes plays an American movie star cast opposite Cruz’s character in the film.

The Queen of Spain” was theatrically released in Spain by Universal. The film was nominated for five Goya Awards, including a nomination for Cruz as best actress.

Trueba said, “This movie captures the era in the middle of ’50s where we see
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‘A Monster Calls’ Snags Seven Platino Awards Nominations

‘A Monster Calls’ Snags Seven Platino Awards Nominations
Television networks from across Latin America and Spain have again signed on to broadcast the 4th Annual Platino Ibero-American Film Awards. The premier Ibero-American entertainment awards show takes place in Madrid on July 22 and will be aired by TNT in Latin America along with nearly 20 other local networks including Mexico’s Televisa, Telefe in Argentina, Canal Brazil, Chile’s Ucv, Señal Colombia, Spain’s Rtve, Galavision in the U.S., and Venezuela’s Venevision. Broadcasting pact talks with other networks are still underway.

On May 31, Premios Platino ambassador Juan Carlos Arciniegas of CNN Espanol and thesps Angie Cepeda, Edward James Olmos, Kate del Castillo and Miguel Angel Silvestre unveiled the nominations for the awards at a press conference in Beverly Hills.

This edition has marked a new record with 847 qualifying films of which seven have participated in prominent A-list film festivals including Venice, Cannes, Mar del Plata and San Sebastian.
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Film Madrid Energizes Shooting Support

As the impact of big international shoots grows in Spain, local authorities are realizing the value of boosting film commission activities in their territories.

Madrid’s regional government launched Film Madrid in early 2016 to promote and advise film and TV shootings, taking over the role the Madrid Film Commission played from 2004-14.

The new office aims to play an active role in a region that hosts more than 1,500 film and TV companies, a centerpiece of Spain’s film-tv industry.

Initial Film Madrid efforts were twofold: Alerting the Madrid-based film and TV sector of its launch and raising awareness among political authorities of the socio-economic potential of the film industry.

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Madrid Ramps Up Efforts to Lure Production

One key measure, framed in a 2014 law, allows film and TV producers the free use of spaces the regional government owns or controls.

Another priority is internationalization. “We aim to be, from a public perspective,
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Cannes: Myriad Pictures Boards Zosia Mamet, Scott Speedman’s ’Shadow Girl’

Cannes: Myriad Pictures Boards Zosia Mamet, Scott Speedman’s ’Shadow Girl’
Cannes — Myriad Pictures had boarded “Shadow Girl,” starring Zosia Mamet (“Girls”) and Scott Speedman (“Animal Kingdom”).

Presided by Kirk D’Amico, Myriad will introduce “Shadow Girl” to buyers at the Cannes Film Market which kicked off yesterday.

Targeting a still underserved Ya and adult female audience which has made a large hit of such titles as “Me Before You,” “Shadow Girl,” marks a move towards the mainstream for Claudia Myers who broke through to attention with “Fort Bliss” – a “solid, affecting drama,” Variety said.

Billed as a magical love story and from an original screenplay by Myers which also has coming of age elements, “Shadow Girl” stars Mamet as a girl, Holly, who has literally faded with the death of her mother until near invisible – until she meets Shane, a disgraced Mma champ, who can make her out. But Holly discovers she bears more responsibility than she imagined for Shane
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Sundance comedy-drama 'The Last Word' gets UK deal

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Sundance comedy-drama 'The Last Word' gets UK deal
Exclusive: Us outfit Myriad strikes deal for feature starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

Vertigo Releasing has nabbed UK rights to Sundance comedy-drama The Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

The deal was negotiated by Ed Caffrey from Vertigo and Kirk D’Amico from Myriad Pictures.

Director Mark Pellington’s (Arlington Road) feature follows a retired businesswoman (MacLaine) who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist (Seyfried) takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

The film is likely to get a June or July 2017 release.

Caffrey said: “We’re very excited to be working with Kirk and the whole team behind The Last Word on the UK release. Shirley MacLaine is Hollywood royalty and delivers a fantastic performance that we’re confident will really travel.”

Said Myriad president and CEO D’Amico: “I am delighted that Vertigo will release
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Berlinale 2017: The Queen of Spain Review

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Author: Stefan Pape

Poking fun Hollywood, and the golden age of movie-making in particular, Fernando Trueba’s The Queen of Spain laughs at the industry with the same affection and romanticism that Hail, Caesar! carried, to find that compatible balance between ridicule and adulation. Given this meta endeavour is set within the business it allows the filmmaker a licence to be overstated, and he uses that freedom in quite remarkable fashion, with an aesthetic almost as vibrant as that of which we saw in his enchanting, Oscar-nominated animation Chico & Rita.

Blas Fontiveros (Antonio Resines) has been presumed dead, but makes a shocking return to world of make believe by turning up on the set of the Hollywood blockbuster set in Spain and starring their most famous export, the fictional creation of Macarena Granada (Penélope Cruz) – a character who first graced the screen in Trueba’s The Girl of Your Dreams
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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Queen of Spain’

Berlin Film Review: ‘The Queen of Spain’
The opening fifteen minutes of “The Queen of Spain” promise a delightfully retrograde romp back in time to the Technicolor pleasures of that golden moment in the mid-1950s when Hollywood came to Spain. Glamorous movie stars, blacklisted writers, campy production designers, fabulous sets, and hunky grips all coming together to make movies and snub their noses at Generalissimo Franco. Then the plot kicks in, and it becomes clear Fernando Trueba is having so much fun revisiting characters from 1998’s “The Girl of Your Dreams” that he’s forgotten how to build a story out of multiple strands and make it all work. Penélope Cruz is always irresistible and the cast of Spanish greats know how to chew the scenery, but this overlong semi-farce with serious overtones seems mostly designed for the local blue-rinse crowd.

For those needing a refresher course, in “A Girl of Your Dreams,” a Spanish film
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