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Premiere picks up Taylor Lautner drama 'Run The Tide'

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Exclusive: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.

Los Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group has picked up international rights for Efm on Run The Tide starring Taylor Lautner.

The family drama centres on a young man who flees with his brother to the California coast when his drug addict mother is released from prison.

Soham Mehta makes his feature directorial debut from Rajiv Shah’s script. Pilar Savone produces and the cast includes newcomer Nico Christou and Constance Zimmer.

Momentum Pictures and Orion Releasing distributed Run The Tide in the Us in December.

Premiere president and CEO Axume and newly arrived vice-president of development and acquisitions Carlos Rincon negotiated the deal with Wme Global.

Rincon has joined Premiere Entertainment Group from Spotlight Pictures where he headed the acquisitions team for nearly five years and also handled North American sales.
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Taylor Lautner Takes on a Family Crisis in Run the Tide Clip | Exclusive

Taylor Lautner Takes on a Family Crisis in Run the Tide Clip | Exclusive
Lola (Constance Zimmer) tries to re-connect with her son Rey (Taylor Lautner) in our exclusive clip from Run the Tude, which is currently playing in limited theaters along with On Demand and Digital HD formats. We also get a brief glimpse at Kenny Johnson's Bo in this scene, where Rey decides to meet his estranged mother, because his brother believes they can still be a family. Lola reveals that she had Rey when she was just a teenager, offering insight into a troubling time from her past life.

Rey gave up his chance at college and love to raise his young half-brother Oliver, who looks nothing like him. "Same mom, different dads." But when his meth addicted mother, Lola, is released from prison determined to rebuild her family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother and escapes their desert home for the California coast, chasing the dream that he let go years ago.
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Run The Tide – Review

Review by Zach Nix

Taylor Lautner, much like previous teen idol Zac Efron, is a young male actor who became a star after appearing in a string of films marketed towards teens, specifically the Twilight franchise. However, and much like Efron, Lautner’s impenetrable stardom eventually ended with his franchise’s conclusion. Therefore, he then began that awkward transitional period as he tried to escape from the teen idol status that he had been labeled with in order to prove his legitimacy as an actor outside of the Twilight saga. His short lived stints with action (i.e. Abduction, Tracers) and comedy (i.e. Grown Ups 2, The Ridiculous 6) certainly didn’t help. However, Lautner’s latest turn in director Soham Mehta’s debut film, Run the Tide, finally showcases him as a dramatic talent to be reckoned with.

The tale of Mehta’s independent family drama has been done in many variations before,
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for December 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for December 2016
And now we’ve arrived at the end of the calendar year. As the final push for year-end viewing continues at a furious pace, some of the last unknown films of 2016 will finally make their way to audiences. To help focus your viewing choices, here is a list of films opening throughout the coming weeks, separated into categories of wide and limited runs. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

If you’re interested in what still might be in a theater near you, check out our November Release Guide. For those curious what 2017 might bring, you can also visit our calendar page, which has releases through the beginning of the new year.

Happy watching!

Week of December 2 Wide

Incarnate

Director: Brad Peyton

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz, John Pirruccello, Keir O’Donnell, Matthew Nable

Synopsis: A scientist with the ability to enter the
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Film Review: ‘Run the Tide’

Film Review: ‘Run the Tide’
Though they only wrapped up four years ago, the “Twilight” movies already seem ancient history in pop culture terms. Ditto the memory of Taylor Lautner as an Oughties It Boy, that temporary career heat cooled by a series of weak big-screen vehicles even as his co-stars were reinventing themselves with uneven but cumulative success as “serious” adult actors.

Run the Tide” is unlikely to reverse that trend at point when Lautner has mostly retreated to TV anyway (“Scream Queens,” Brit “Cuckoo”), though the actor gives a creditable enough turn as a young man who has raised his little brother alone — then flees with the kid once their hitherto abusive, drug-addled mother exits prison to resume custody. This competently crafted but uninspired tearjerker, a feature debut for both director Soham Mehta and scenarist Rajiv Shah, is getting a limited theatrical launch Dec. 2. Yet it feels like a cable and rental time-filler,
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Actresses Deneuve and Stewart Make 'French Oscar' History

Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche) Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, 2015; the César Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 20, 2015, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Kristen Stewart is in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for Clouds of Sils Maria / Sils Maria. Catherine Deneuve has been shortlisted as Best Actress for In the Courtyard / Dans la cour. So, how are Stewart and Deneuve making César history? Well, let's begin with "the expected one": Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve One of the biggest film icons ever, Catherine Deneuve is one of those relatively rare international film superstars who has never bothered with – or needed – a Hollywood career. Deneuve, who turned 71 last October 22, has been
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Taylor Lautner Strips Off Shirt for “Run the Tide” Film in La

Giving his fans a little thrill, Taylor Lautner ditched his t-shirt and hopped into the ocean to film scenes for his new movie “Run the Tide” in Los Angeles on Tuesday (June 17).

The “Twilight Saga: New Moon” hunk donned a pair of blue board shorts and proved to his critics that his physique hasn’t gone soft since wrapping up his Jacob Black gig.

In “Run the Tide,” Taylor plays a man who kidnaps his younger brother and takes off to California following the prison release of their drug-addicted mother.

Directed by Soham Mehta and written by Rajiv Shah, the project also stars Austin Michael Coleman and Derek Krantz.
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Casting Net: Brad Pitt may star in Stanley McChrystal pic; Plus, Helen Mirren, more

Brad Pitt has signed on to produce and possibly star in The Operators, which chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal during his time as commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover) will direct and write the script based on the late Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. [Deadline]

Helen Mirren (The Queen) is in talks to star in the Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter. Mirren would play his wife in the Jay Roach-directed pic.
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Taylor Lautner In Talks To Run The Tide

The pairing of new filmmakers Soham Mehta and Rajiv Shah is presenting Twilight’s Taylor Lautner with the chance to finally flex his acting muscles, in a forthcoming dramatic road movie. With the actor confirmed as being in negotiations for what is effectively the lead role, Run The Tide has taken a big step toward the big screen.

The film follows a man (possibly Lautner) who kidnaps his younger brother and heads for the California coastline, in an attempt to escape the clutches of their drug-addicted mother as she is released from jail. Making a desperate break for the life they always wanted, the siblings find themselves closely pursued by their mother and her ex-husband.

The screenplay for this movie – written by Rajiv Shah – has already begun to generate a great deal of positive word of mouth. As his first feature length script, it won the Grand Jury Prize for
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Casting: Lautner, Moretz, Lennon, Dobrev

Run the Tide

"Twilight" star Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to star in Soham Mehta's indie movie "Run the Tide". Rajiv Shah penned the script. Mehta, Shah and Tim Kwok will produce.

Lautner would play a man who kidnaps his younger brother and flees for the California coast when their drug-abusing mother is released from prison. The pair head out to start a new life, but their mother and her ex-husband are in close pursuit. [Source: The Wrap]

The Fifth Wave

Chloe Moretz is in final negotiations to star in J Blakeson's film adaptation of Rick Yancey's popular young adult novel "The 5th Wave" for Sony Pictures.

Moretz would play Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth's population. On the run to save her younger brother, 16-year-old Cassie meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope. [Source: The Wrap]

Monster Trucks

Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911") has
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Gerard Butler Leads Geostorm; Taylor Lautner in Negotiations to Run The Tide; Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood Join Fathers And Daughters

Here's the latest casting news: Gerard Butler leads Geostorm, writer-director Dean Devlin's sci-fi adventure film recently picked up from Paramount by Warner Bros. Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to lead Run the Tide, an indie roadtrip picture scripted by Rajiv Shah which will be directed by Soham Mehta. Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood are the latest additions to Gabriele Muccino's Fathers and Daughters, which stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Octavia Spencer. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Heat Vision reports that Gerard Butler leads Geostorm as "a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold." So Olympus Has Fallen in space?
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Taylor Lautner in Negotiations to Star in Road Movie ‘Run the Tide’ (Exclusive)

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Taylor Lautner in Negotiations to Star in Road Movie ‘Run the Tide’ (Exclusive)
As he continues to move on from the “Twilight” franchise that catapulted him to fame, Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to star in the indie movie “Run the Tide,” TheWrap has learned. Soham Mehta is directing from a script by Rajiv Shah, and the two of them are producing with Tim Kwok. Lautner is nearing a deal to play a man who kidnaps his younger brother and flees for the California coast when their drug-abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family. With nothing but the open road ahead of them, the brothers race away from a past.
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Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut

Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut
The 7th Seattle South-Asian Film Festival that will take place from October 7-9, 2011 will screen Deepti Naval’s Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish (Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain) as the opening film. The festival will also host an interactive session with actor-turned-director Deepti Naval before the screening.

The films that will screen on October 8 at the festival are Nila Madhab Panda’s I Am Kalam (India), Aby Rao’s Singhing Bee (USA), Tanaz Eeshagian’s Love Crimes of Kabul (Afghanistan), Kiran Pawar’s Astitva: Existence (India), Sonali Gulati’s I Am (India),Rubaiyat Hossain’s Meherjaan (Bangladesh), Hemant Gaba’s Shuttlecock Boys (India), Soham Mehta’a Firecracker (USA), Nikhil Mahajan’s Half A Billion Dreams (India), Yunuen Perez Vertti & Aswinee Rath’s The Undefeated: Aparajita (India), Nadeem Uddin’s Sidi Goma:An African Odyssey in India (India), Minnie Vaid’s A Doctor to Defend:The Binayak
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2011 Nevada City Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 11th annual Nevada City Film Festival, running Aug. 18-21, is four nights crammed full with short films, several feature-length documentaries, one dramatic feature, stand-up comedy performances and more surprises, all nestled within the rolling hills of Northern California.

The fest opens with the feature documentary Someplace With a Mountain, directed by Steve Goodall and narrated by Chevy Chase. The film tells the story of the embattled people of the Puluwat atoll who are besieged by the Pacific Ocean itself. Rising waters due to global warming are making their land slowly disappear beneath the waves.

Other feature docs include music-based films We Are Wizards, directed by Josh Koury, about the oddball phenomenon of rock bands that only craft songs about the world of Harry Potter; and Everyday Sunshine, directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, which profiles the legendary ska punk band Fishbone that continues to bring their enthusiastic music to the masses.
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Academy Announces Medal Placement For 2011 Student Academy Award® Winners

Beverly Hills, CA . Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored Saturday night (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards® competition. For several days, they had participated in a slate of industry-related activities and social events culminating in the awards ceremony, which featured as presenters actress Jennifer Garner, Oscar®-nominated animator John Musker, and Academy Award-winning producer Edward Zwick alongside Academy President Tom Sherak at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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The 2011 winners are:

Alternative category

Gold Medal*: ”The Vermeers,” Tal S. Shamir, The New School, New York

* Only one medal was awarded in the Alternative category.

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Animation category

Gold Medal (tie): ”Correspondence,” Zach Hyer, Pratt Institute, New York; and

”Dragonboy,” Bernardo Warman and Shaofu Zhang, Academy of Art University, California

Bronze Medal: ”Defective Detective,
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Student Academy Award Winners 2011

Front row (left to right): Hallvar Witzø, Julian Higgins, Avner Geller, Stevie Lewis, Tal S. Shamir, Wonjung Bae, Soham Mehta; back row (left to right): Theo Rigby, Anthony Weeks, Shawn Wines, Max Zähle, Karzan Kader, Zach Hyer, Bernardo Warman, Shaofu Zhang The winners of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Student Academy Awards were announced Saturday evening at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Actress Jennifer Garner, Oscar-nominated animator John Musker, Academy Award-winning producer Edward Zwick, and Academy President Tom Sherak were the presenters. The 2011 winners — one or more of those listed below will likely end up [...]
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2011 Student Academy Awards Winners Announced

Beverly Hills, CA . 12 students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The student filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at the Academy.s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative category

.The Vermeers,. Tal S. Shamir, The New School, New York

Animation category

.Correspondence,. Zach Hyer, Pratt Institute, New York

.Defective Detective,. Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida

.Dragonboy,. Bernardo Warman and Shaofu Zhang, Academy of Art University, California

Documentary category

.Imaginary Circumstances,. Anthony Weeks, Stanford University

.Sin Pais (Without Country),. Theo Rigby, Stanford University

.Vera Klement: Blunt Edge,. Wonjung Bae,
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La Asian Pacific Film Fest Names its Best

Feature documentary prize-winner, "The House of Suh" by Irene K. Shim

As a member of the feature documentary jury for the La Asian Pacific Film Festival, Moving Pictures editor Elliot Kotek attended the awards ceremony for the 2011 installment of the festival, the 27th anniversary of the festival.

Held at the outdoor, seventh-floor courtyard of the Solair building at Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Laapff continued to honor courageous programming. With previous winners including the documentary “Last Train Home” (regarding the epic human migration around the Chinese New Year) as well as narrative features such as “The Taqwacores” (about Muslim punks in Buffalo), the 2011 festival found the jurors in near-unanimous agreements for each section’s best.

The big winners for each category were “Teamwork” (Best Short), “The House of Suh” (Best Documentary) and “Living in Seduced Circumstances” (Best Narrative Feature).

Having kicked off proceedings on April 28 with
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La Asian Pacific Film Fest Names its Best

Feature documentary prize-winner, "The House of Suh" by Irene K. Shim

As a member of the feature documentary jury for the La Asian Pacific Film Festival, Moving Pictures editor Elliot Kotek attended the awards ceremony for the 2011 installment of the festival, the 27th anniversary of the festival.

Held at the outdoor, seventh-floor courtyard of the Solair building at Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Laapff continued to honor courageous programming. With previous winners including the documentary “Last Train Home” (regarding the epic human migration around the Chinese New Year) as well as narrative features such as “The Taqwacores” (about Muslim punks in Buffalo), the 2011 festival found the jurors in near-unanimous agreements for each section’s best.

The big winners for each category were “Teamwork” (Best Short), “The House of Suh” (Best Documentary) and “Living in Seduced Circumstances” (Best Narrative Feature).

Having kicked off proceedings on April 28 with
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Student Academy Award Finalists Announced

Today’s official news from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is the announcement of the U.S. Finalists for 2011′s Student Academy Awards®. Here’s what the Academy had to say…

33 students from 22 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view the finalists’ films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories: Alternative, Animation, Documentary and Narrative. The winning filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The finalists are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative

“Bitter,
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