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Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment Teams With David Ozer On New Studio

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has teamed with former Idw Entertainment President David Ozer to launch Landmark Studio Group. The new company will be focused on the ownership, development and production of entertainment franchises in both TV and film. Ozer will serve as CEO for the company, which will be headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles.

Landmark content will be funneled through outlets such as Crackle, which Chicken Soup took majority control of last spring in a new arrangement with Sony. The company also owns Screen Media, which will distribute Landmark titles.

Landmark will develop, produce, distribute and own all of the intellectual property it creates. The studio will be independent, having the ability to sell its content to any network or platform, while hanging onto worldwide rights.

Cole Strategic Partners will co-fund Landmark with Chicken Soup for the Soul. “We are thrilled to join forces
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Launches Film, TV Studio With David Ozer at the Helm

Chicken Soup for the Soul continues its push into entertainment programming.

The entertainment-focused company has launched its own film and TV studio, Landmark Studio Group, and appointed former Idw Entertainment president David Ozer as its CEO.

As part of its launch, Landmark — which will create and develop franchises for multiple platforms — has set its first development slate, teaming with the likes of Ellen Pompeo, Ice-t and Michael Bay for two scripted series and a docuseries. Like Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Landmark and its development slate is being funded by Cole Strategic Partners.

Landmark will develop, produce ...
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Film News Roundup: Kerry Washington Joins Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Prom’

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Film News Roundup: Kerry Washington Joins Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Prom’
In today’s film news roundup, Kerry Washington gets a musical role, Marvel’s production chief and Naomi Watts are honored and an app offers a Spanish-language version of “The Addams Family.”


Kerry Washington has joined the star-studded cast for the upcoming Netflix movie “The Prom,” an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

The cast includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells. The musical “The Prom,” an original concept by Jack Viertel, received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical

The Prom” follows a lesbian student in the fictional conservative town of Edgewater, Ind., who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s dance. When the two are banned from attending, a cast of Broadway luminaries band together to fight against the injustice. It’s the first movie project announced under Ryan Murphy’s Netflix deal.

Washington previously
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Marvel’s Victoria Alonso to Be Honored With Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award

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The Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) will honor Marvel StudiosVictoria Alonso with its annual Filmmaker Award, the Mpse announced on Thursday. As executive vice president of production at Marvel Studios, Alonso has executive produced films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe that have garnered critical acclaim and amassed more than $20 billion worldwide including “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain America,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Thor,” “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” as well as the upcoming “Black Widow.”

Alonso will receive the award at the 67th Mpse Golden Reel Awards ceremony on Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Alonso is among the most prominent Latino women in the entertainment industry and has been a leading voice for inclusiveness in Hollywood. “The Mpse is proud to recognize Victoria Alonso not only for her role in producing some of the most successful films of all time but also as a champion for women, minorities, the Lgbtq community and others,
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‘Logan’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’ Casting Director Priscilla John Launches Casting Pictures Limited With Orla Maxwell

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Veteran UK casting director Priscilla John (Logan) has launched Casting Pictures Limited with fellow casting executive Orla Maxwell (Red Joan).

The duo have worked together for more than 20 years as casting director and co-casting director/associate but the new firm will mark the beginning of their casting director partnership. They will be supported by associates Francesca Bradley and Andreya Lynham.

Emmy-nominee John’s dozens of major credits include Logan, Mamma Mia! and Captain America: The First Avenger. Recent productions include British feature Red Joan; Red Production’s eight-part Harlan Coben thriller Safe for Netflix; and Krypton seasons one & two for Warner Horizon/SyFy.

Recent European castings have included Michael Bay’s 6 Underground for Netflix/Skydance and UK casting on Amblin Entertainment’s The Turning. Also on the slate have been Glen Mazzara’s The Dark Tower for Amazon and Antoine Fuqua’s feature Infinite for Paramount. The duo have just commenced casting on Spell,
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Inside Apple’s Ultra-Rich Deal for the Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell Musical ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Apple has emerged victorious after shelling out for “A Christmas Carol,” a new live-action musical based on the Charles Dickens classic to star Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, numerous people close to the heated bidding told Variety.

The tech giant is in final negotiations to acquire the film, beating out rivals that include Netflix, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures, with a lavish deal that blew away other offers.

Reynolds and Ferrell stand to make staggering amounts as producers and stars, along with significant paydays for writer-directors Sean Anders and John Morris. Fees for talent alone will clock in at north of $60 million, according to numerous insiders. That includes Anders and Morris’ $10 million to $15 million paydays for creating the movie and overseeing its production.

Reynolds was asking for as much as $27 million for acting and producing services in the early negotiations, said one of the knowledgeable parties. As Netflix got down
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Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds’ Musical Take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ Heads to Apple

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Apple is in final negotiations to acquire the rights to a musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” set to star Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Reynolds and Ferrell will star in the film from the team behind “Daddy’s Home” and “Instant Family,” John Morris and Sean Anders, who will write and direct. However, there’s no word on which roles Reynolds and Ferrell are expected to play.

Apple is acquiring the film in a bidding war as part of its aggressive push beyond TV series and into feature films as it launches the Apple TV+ streaming service on Nov. 1.

Also Read: Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy Blitzes Through 6 Different Late-Night Shows in 1 Night (Videos)

Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions and Reynolds’ Maximum Effort are producing the film, with Anders and Morris also serving as producers.

The new project is just one
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General Hospital Alum Sebastian Roché Joins the Cast of Batwoman

He played one of Port Charles' most notorious villains, but it looks like Sebastian Roché will be playing a good guy when he joins the cast of Batwoman in the recurring role of Dr. Campbell. "Headed to Gotham," the actor teased on Instagram when the news broke. According to Deadline, the character is one of Gotham City's most well-respected plastic surgeons and philanthropists. Of course, in a place like Gotham, who knows what Dr. Campbell's true motives might be? This is a return to the CW for Roché, who portrayed Mikael Mikaelson on both The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals. But of course, soap fans remember him best as the devious Jerry Jacks on Gh, a role he began playing in 2007. Roché was last seen in Port Charles back in 2015 and has made quite a career for himself since, appearing in primetime series like The Young Pope, The Man In The High Castle,
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'Birds of Prey,' 'Richard Jewell,' '1917'

Movie Trailers This Week: 'Birds of Prey,' 'Richard Jewell,' '1917'
The first full trailer for Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn feature Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan, debuted this week, featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor. Michael Bay's 6 Underground stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Hardy and Mélanie Laurent, releasing the first trailer.

Ralph Fiennes stars with Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans in The King's Man, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm star in Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell. Matthew McConaughey stars with Charlie Hunnam and Michelle Dockery in The Gentlemen from director Guy Ritchie. All three films debuted their first trailers this week.

The ...
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Sebastian Roché Back In CW Fold, Joins ‘Batwoman’ Cast In Recurring Role

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Sebastian Roché Back In CW Fold, Joins ‘Batwoman’ Cast In Recurring Role
Exclusive: Sebastian Roché is returning to the CW. The former The Vampire Diaries and The Originals star is set to join the network’s Batwoman in a recurring role.

Roché, known for his role as Mikael Mikaelson on Tvd and its spinoff, will play Dr. Campbell, one of Gotham’s most well-respected plastic surgeons and philanthropists, on Batwoman. The DC stand-alone series starring Ruby Rose premieres Sunday at 8 Pm.

In the series based on the DC character, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. In a city desperate for a savior, she must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten and Dougray Scott also star in the series, produced by Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television.
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Ryan Reynolds Explains the Best Part of Being "Dead" in Trailer For 6 Underground

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If you love Ryan Reynolds being snarky and causing massive explosions for the hell of it, you're definitely going to like 6 Underground. The Michael Bay-directed film follows Reynolds as the enigmatic leader of six individuals who fake their deaths to form a vigilante team that takes down notorious criminals. Each individual is the best at what they do, and from the footage, it looks like a lot of that has to do with destroying everything around them in the name of their mission.

Written by Deadpool and Zombieland duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, 6 Underground also stars Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Ben Hardy as the other heroes, as well as Lior Raz, Payman Maadi, and Dave Franco to round out the cast. Watch the trailer above and check out the action when Netflix drops 6 Underground on Dec. 13.
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The Week in New Movie Trailers: 1917, Birds of Prey, and More

Kirsten Howard Oct 4, 2019

Check out all the latest trailers to see what's heading your way soon from 1917 to Birds of Prey.

Hello! This week's trailers have pretty much all been accounted for, bar any late arrivals, and the past seven days have brought us an intriguing bag of future attractions.

Guy Ritchie is making his return to the gangsta movies of his early career after a few diversions, most notably with the recent live-action Aladdin movie and the Sherlock Holmes franchise. The Gentlemen was previously called Toff Guys, which sort of gives you a bit more of an idea of what to expect than the new title, but there we go.

Clint Eastwood is also raging against 'fake news' with his latest directorial effort, Richard Jewell. How well that will be received by audiences and critics remains to be seen. Elsewhere, the much anticipated first trailer for Birds of Prey appeared.
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First Bad Boys for Life Poster Is a Melancholy Affair

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First Bad Boys for Life Poster Is a Melancholy Affair
The first Bad Boys for Life poster has arrived. While the trailer was more or less what you'd expect from the Miami Pd detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), the poster is pretty melancholy. Smith and Lawrence are front and center with their heads down like they're paying respects at a funeral against a stark white background. This is the complete opposite of the fun trailer, which was recently released. The poster makes it seem like the long-awaited sequel is going to be an emotional movie.

Along with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, the Bad Boys for Life poster also says, "Ride Together, Die Together." When paired with the somber image, it looks like the two detectives are ready to die together, which hopefully isn't the case. Viewers like plot twists, but that would be an incredibly dark road to go down and it would be
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"6 Underground" on Netflix

Sneak Peek the new 'vigilante action thriller' "Underground", directed by Michael Bay, starring Ryan Reynolds ("Deadpool") as '1', Mélanie Laurent as '2', Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as '3', Adria Arjona as '4', Corey Hawkins as '5' and Ben Hardy as '6', streaming December 13, 2019 on Netflix:

"...6 billionaires form a vigilante squad...

"...after faking their own deaths in order to take down notorious criminals at large..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "6 Underground"...
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Ben Barnes Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ as Series Regular

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Ben Barnes Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ as Series Regular
Westworld” alum Ben Barnes has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming “Shadow and Bone” series based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo.

Netflix greenlit the eight-episode, hourlong series in January.

Barnes will play General Kirigan, described as “the Darkling,” commander of the Second Army–the kingdom’s magical military elite, who is determined to see his nation freed from the Shadow Fold no matter the cost.

Also Read: Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay Make Everything 'So F--ing Dangerous' in '6 Underground' Trailer (Video)

Barnes, also known for “The Punisher” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” is joined by series regulars Freddy Carter (“Pennyworth”), Jessie Mei Li (“Last Night in Soho”), Archie Renaux (“Voyager”), Amita Suman (“Doctor Who”) and Kit Young (“Endeavour”). Sujaya Dasgupta (“Press”), Danielle Galligan (“Game of Thrones”) Daisy Head (“Harlots”) and Simon Sears (“Winter Brothers”) have also been cast in recurring roles.
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Ryan Reynolds Stars in Explosive First Trailer for Michael Bay’s ‘6 Underground’

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Netflix is going to get one bombastic picture this December! Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds have teamed up to produce a thriller for the streaming service, called 6 Underground. Check it out here! For quite some time now, A-list stars have been using Netflix as their own personal playground to create unique, original films. The […]

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6 Underground (2019) Movie Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Leads a Team of Crime-fighting Vigilantes in Michael Bay’s Film

6 Underground Trailer Michael Bay‘s 6 Underground (2019) movie trailer has been released by Netflix and stars Ryan Reynolds, Corey Hawkins, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Dave Franco, and Adria Arjona. Plot Synopsis 6 Underground‘s plot synopsis: “What’s the best part of being dead? It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The [...]

Continue reading: 6 Underground (2019) Movie Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Leads a Team of Crime-fighting Vigilantes in Michael Bay’s Film
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Michael Bay’s 6 Underground gets a first trailer

Netflix has debuted the first trailer for Michael Bay’s upcoming action thriller 6 Underground which follows the story of six billionaires who fake their own deaths to form a vigilante squad. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy Lior Raz, Payman Maadi and Dave Franco; check it […]

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Ryan Reynolds Is The Action Hero Of Your Dreams In Netflix's Explosive 6 Underground Trailer

Ryan Reynolds Is The Action Hero Of Your Dreams In Netflix's Explosive 6 Underground Trailer
Ryan Reynolds is here to save the day!  The actor revealed Tuesday morning that he will be starring in the new Netflix film 6 Underground, which will be released on the streaming service in December. The film follows the lives of six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form a squad of protectors helping to fight injustices around the globe. "What if I told you I know what happens when you die?" Ryan's character narrates in the trailer. "You become a ghost. The best part of being dead is the freedom. We answer to no one." From the looks of the action packed clip, and given the fact that it was directed by Michael Bay, expect lots of mind-blowing...
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6 Underground Trailer Brings Ryan Reynolds to Netflix for Some Bayhem

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Netflix has released the first trailer for 6 Underground. This represents yet another movie from an A-list filmmaker in Hollywood who is making the jump to streaming, as the master of Bayhem himself, Michael Bay, is bringing is brand of big-budget action to a smart TV or tablet near you later this year. Bay, love him or hate him, delivers at the box office, but decided to team up with Ryan Reynolds for what looks to be a truly massive, globe-trotting adventure that is very much on-brand for the filmmaker, while also looking like a welcome departure from recent entries in the Transformers series.

Very quickly, this asserts itself as a Michael Bay joint. There are fast cars, guns, slow-mo shots and quippy dialogue. We then get into the heart of the matter, which sees Ryan Reynolds putting together a "ghost" team of sorts to attempt to do away with
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