Meet Netflix’s Indie Content Team, at Sundance and Beyond

Meet Netflix’s Indie Content Team, at Sundance and Beyond
On opening night of Sundance 2018, writer-director Tamara Jenkins premiered her new film “Private Life” to rave reviews. The New York drama was headed for derailment when she submitted it to Netflix Indie Content directors of content Ian Bricke and his lieutenant Matt Levin; they loved her script about an infertile middle-aged couple (Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn) desperately trying to have a child by any means necessary. The drama turned out so well that Netflix is holding it for the fall festival circuit.

Among those in Eccles Theater seeing “Private Life” for the first time was Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. That’s because if a film is budgeted under $10 million, he delegates full greenlight authority to Bricke, who pushed the $9 million “Private Life” into production and approved the last-minute casting of unknown actress Kayli Carter.

Netflix’s Indie Content film team is also bringing (if not to a
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Halloween 2017: Girls Just Want to Have Blood: 16 Horror Projects Directed by Women to Stream on Shudder

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February is known as Women in Horror Month, when the spotlight is put on female filmmakers working inside our favorite genre, and many horror sites run pieces about movies directed by women. And that’s great! But there’s no reason why that spotlight should be limited to only one month, particularly when there are so many brilliant and talented female filmmakers working in the genre. Why not use this October to hit up these titles on Shudder and get to know some of the most exciting female voices in horror right now?

Prevenge (2016, dir. Alice Lowe) Alice Lowe writes, directs, and stars in this darkly comic, twisted fantasy about a woman who is very, very pregnant (Lowe herself was pregnant during shooting) and goes on a killing spree when her unborn baby talks to her and tells her to take revenge for a past tragedy. The film never fully transcends its gimmick,
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Full Schedule Revealed for the Women in Horror Film Festival in Atlanta, Featuring Jen & Sylvia Soska, Heather Langenkamp & More

Kicking off this September in Atlanta, Georgia, the inaugural Women in Horror Film Festival's full schedule has been announced, including an impressive slate of diverse films and special guests such as Jen and Sylvia Soska, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Greg Nicotero.

We have the full Women in Horror Film Festival schedule below, and to learn more, be sure to visit the fest's official website.

"Thursday Sept 21, 2017

5:30pm-7:30pm - Casual cocktail hour in the hotel bar to meet/mingle with guests

7:30pm - 8:00pm - Photos on the Dead Carpet

8:00pm-12:00am - VIP Party at the Crowne Plaza

Friday Sept 22, 2017

8am-10am - Casual breakfast for hotel guests

11am - 11:45am Stunt Demo with John Nittolo and Julienne Joyner

12pm - 1:45pm - Short Block - Thriller

Suffer (Canada) - Filip Terlecki (Writer/Director)

Caravan (Australia) - Nathan Lacey (Director
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Amazon vs. Netflix: An Itemized Guide to What You Should Be Streaming This Year

You time is valuable, and so are both services for different reasons.War Machine (Netflix)

Although there may be a competition going on between Amazon and Netflix for subscribers, the truth is that both company’s streaming services are essential for anyone who watches a lot of movies and TV and who wants to be part of the pop culture conversations as they happen.

There’s no denying that Amazon Prime is worth the $99/year, which not only gives you access to many movies but also a good amount of music streaming and digital media access, plus faster shipping for when you actually want some sort of physical product (you can also just get video content for $8.99/month, which oddly means paying more for less).

And Netflix is still a must-have for both its exclusive and nonexclusive content, though depending on one’s usage could be best for sporadic membership rather than continued subscription — now at $120/year
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Coin Heist Review

If The Breakfast Club and Ocean’s 11 were shoved into Seth Brundle’s telepods, Coin Heist is the unholy abomination that would stagger out the other end, pressing a shotgun to its malformed head and begging to be put out of its misery.

Based on the young adult novel by Elisa Ludwig, Coin Heist opens with a group of students on a field trip to the Us Mint, their slack-jawed un-enthusiasm only briefly lifting when the cops show up and drag their principal away in handcuffs. It turns out he’s embezzled $10 million from the school funding, putting the very institution itself in jeopardy.

And so, hacker Alice (Alexis G. Zall), athlete Benny (Jay Walker). honor student Dakota (Sasha Pieterse) and slacker (and the embezzling principal’s son) Jason (Alex Saxon), band together to save the school. Their plan: break into the Us Mint, secretly manufacture quarters with a flaw
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YouTube Star Alexis G. Zall, Viner Jay Walker To Headline Netflix Feature ‘Coin Heist’

Fresh off its announcement that a second season of the Miranda Sings sitcom Haters Back Off is coming in 2017, Netflix is poised to expand its slate of projects involving digital creators like Colleen Ballinger and Cameron Dallas.

On Jan. 6, Netflix will exclusively premiere Coin Heist, a feature film about four teens from a Philadelphia prep school who hatch a plan to rob the U.S. Mint of $10 million during a class field trip. Though it’s not necessarily an influencer-driven projects, two digital creators occupy starring rolls: YouTube creator Alexis G. Zall and Viner Jay Walker. Coin Heist, adapted from a young adult novel and produced by Adaptive Studios, was directed by Emily Hagins and also stars Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars) and Alex Saxon (The Fosters).

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Netflix’s ‘Coin Heist’ Trailer: Teens Take a Class Trip to Rob the U.S. Mint

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Netflix’s ‘Coin Heist’ Trailer: Teens Take a Class Trip to Rob the U.S. Mint
Netflix has released the official trailer for its new original movie “Coin Heist,” written and directed by Emily Hagins (“My Sucky Teen Romance”). Based on the 2014 novel of the same name written by Elisa Ludwig, the film stars Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Alex Saxon (“The Fosters,” “Finding Carter”) alongside YouTube star Alexis G. Zall and Vine’s Jay Walker.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore. United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies – the nerd, the slacker, the athlete, and the
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Official Trailer for Emily Hagins' 'Coin Heist' Film Coming to Netflix

"You realize if this doesn't go perfectly, we are all going to jail." Netflix has debuted a trailer for the film Coin Heist, the latest little indie from young filmmaker Emily Hagins out of Austin. We've featured her work before, including her most recent film before this, titled Grow Up Tony Phillips. Coin Heist is indeed about a "coin heist" - four different high school kids decide to team up and figure out a way to break into the U.S. Mint and pay off a big debt by planting flawed coins. The cast includes Alex Saxon, Alexis G. Zall, Sasha Pieterse, Jay Walker, Blanche Baker, David W. Thompson and Elijah Boothe. This looks like it might be fun, and I always like supporting talented young filmmakers like Emily. Give it a look below. Here's the first official trailer for Emily Hagins' Coin Heist, direct from Netflix's YouTube: United by dire circumstances,
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5 Anticipated Genre Movies Directed by Women

2016 is hereby declared the year of the female filmmaker.

A few exceptions aside, for several years, a spot in the director’s chair seemed like a seat reserved only for those in the boys’ club. However, a revolution has been quietly brimming beneath the surface, with more and more women stepping behind the camera as of late and genre films leading the way in this massive reconstruction. Game changers like Jennifer Kent, Marjane Satrapi and Veronika Franz have been stepping up and proving themselves as not only worthy contenders when it comes to noteworthy women who make movies, but equally as skilled as any male photographer.

While there are many exciting projects on the horizon to be helmed by talented ladies, this list is dedicated to a few of the most striking pictures that are set to release soon. Read on to learn about these thrilling new prospects, and find
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Does Captain Marvel Have A Star And Director Lined Up?

With the release of Captain America: Civil War less than two weeks off, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to shift into overdrive. It may be a long time before Captain Marvel sees action in 2019, but is it possible that Marvel’s already got the perfect lead actress and director in mind?

During this week’s episode of Meet The Movie Press, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider had some interesting insight into the forthcoming Captain Marvel flick. Although cryptic, Sneider did offer up a curious possibility.

“There was a rumour about an actress being up for it; an already existing rumour, that’s not new. I’ve definitely heard there’s some truth to that rumour, and that there’s a director with the same first name who has also been eyed. I don’t think that [an announcement] is too far off. If they can make it to Comic Con,
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Us briefs: Frank Marshall in special CinemaCon honour

Us briefs: Frank Marshall in special CinemaCon honour
Plus: FilmBuff picks up Us rights to ‘We The People’; Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer join ‘Howard Lovecraft’; and more…

Frank Marshall will receive CinemaCon’s special International Filmmaker Of The Decade Award on April 11.

The producer has made Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Jurassic World, and many others including the likely Cannes Film Festival world premiere Bfg, as well as upcoming releases Jason Bourne, Sully, and Assassin’s Creed. CinemaCon takes place in Las Vegas from April 11-14.

FilmBuff has licensed Us rights to Tommy Reid’s documentary We the People: The Market Basket Effect, a real-time chronicle of a labour dispute involving New England-based corporation Market Basket. FilmBuff plans an April 14-19 theatrical and April 22 VOD launch.Arcana Studio and Shout! Factory have cast Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer in the upcoming animated film Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom. Perlman will voice the role of Shoggoth and Plummer
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18 Year-Old Filmmaker Finishes Horror Fantasy, King Ripple

The rise of digital filmmaking has likely directly contributed to the dip in age of widely exposed filmmakers. It’s likely many of us were shooting Diy horror as kids, but not to the effect and level we’ve seen from Emily Hagins, Emily Diprimio, Kansas Bowling or Luke Jaden. The latter, an eighteen years-old actor, has…

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Review: Grow Up, Tony Phillips

Back in 2009, I caught a screening of Emily Hagins’ zombie film Pathogen at a women in film festival, followed by Zombie Girl: The Movie, a documentary centered around her making this film. At the time of Pathogen‘s production, Hagins was merely twelve years old. It was an impressive film, regardless of her age, and she truly showed the world that she was a force to be reckoned with. Not wanting to be a one-hit wonder, Hagins’ created two more films, with the teen vampire comedy My Sucky Teen Romance being the next to grab audiences’ attentions. At only 19 years old, Hagins’ film at moments showed her age, but was still a solid and entertaining effort. Now, Hagins is no longer a child. She may be a young adult, but she is an adult. She can drive, vote, and legally drink if she chooses. The niche allure of her wunderkind
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6 Underrated Movies You Should Watch This Halloween!

‘Tis the Halloween season again, and like most of you, although I regularly watch all kinds of horror films all year round, for some reason, come October, I like to squeeze in as many titles as humanly possible into the month to properly get into the spirit. It often varies from classic horror features (last year I celebrated by making my way through all the Universal Monster Movies), modern horror (this year it’s the Halloween boxed set), personal favorites, one’s I have vague memories of & want to revisit and also a handful of movies I’ve never seen but have been meaning to. I’m sure you all have your traditional ones whether it be Carpenter’s Halloween, Trick ‘R Treat or Frankenstein. But sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly which movies you want to curl up on the couch with, so here’s a few odd
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September 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Leprechaun, Killer Fish

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For the final week of September, we’ll be seeing a handful of indie genre titles coming our way to DVD and Blu-ray, as well as several cult classics, including the original Leprechaun films, finally making their high-def debut on Tuesday.

In terms of new indie movies to keep an eye out for, Grow-up Tony Phillips, the latest from up-and-coming Austin filmmaker Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance), is being released as well as American Muscle, The Paranormal Diaries, Grave Halloween and the pregnancy-themed horror flick Delivery: The Beast Within. For those of you horror fans looking for something a bit more ‘seasoned’, both Krull and Killer Fish are getting their Blu-ray treatment this week and should make for excellent additions to your home entertainment collection.

Spotlight Titles:

Grow-up Tony Phillips (Anderson Digital, DVD)

Who doesn’t love Halloween? All of Tony Phillips’ high school friends do, apparently. It’s
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'Carver' Trailer: A 13-Year-Old, Horror-Loving Girl Made a Slasher Throwback

We’re big horror geeks here at, but we’re even geekier for talented women who make horror movies. In this case, we’re talking about 14-year-old Emily Diprimio who is a card-carrying member of the fright-flick fan club. She recently directed her own movie called Carver, which is a throwback to the slasher films of the 1980s. The whole project started when she was only 13. Diprimio is reminiscent of another favorite female filmmaker — Grow Up, Tony Phillips director Emily Hagins, who made her indie horror film Pathogen at 12. Diprimio used Kickstarter to fund Carver, which is currently in postproduction. In anticipation of the final film, Emily has released a trailer for Carver, which shows a lot of promise. In the early stages of the project...

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14-Year-Old's Throwback Slasher Flick Carver Gets a Trailer

I don't know what it is about young girls named Emily, but they seem to have a penchant for making horror films. First came 12-year-old Emily Hagins, who directed the zombie movie Pathogen, and then came 13-year-old Emily Diprimio, who dreamed of making an 80s-style slasher called Carver.

If that project sounds familiar to you, it's probably because we covered it here on Dread last September, when the Kickstarter campaign was launched for the film. Almost exactly one year later, to the day, the trailer for the successfully funded slasher has arrived, and we invite you to check it out below!

Written and directed by both Emily and her father, Ron, Carver is about a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed on Halloween when they were younger. Their actions caused the deaths of three innocent people. Now, on the anniversary of those deaths, an
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Slackery News Tidbits: August 4, 2014

Here's the latest Austin and Texas film news.

SXSW 2013 selection Grow Up, Tony Phillips (Elizabeth's review) now has a distribution date. The family-friendly coming-of-age Halloween movie, written and directed by former Austinite Emily Hagins, will reach VOD and DVD on September 30, 2014. The VOD outlets will include Amazon, iTunes, Hulu and Vudu. The locally shot production also released a new poster by Jay Shaw (pictured at right), which is part of its Kickstarter perks (the film raised $80,000 in crowdfunding in 2012). [Full disclosure: I donated to this Kickstarter campaign.]Hollywood Reporter recently published its annual list of Top 25 U.S. Film Schools -- and The University of Texas at Austin is #10 on the list for its radio-television-film program. (The University of Southern California topped the list.) The article lauds the university's "Semester in L.A." program and new 3D production program, as well as noting the recent $50 million gift from the Moody Foundation. (Ut is also one of the more
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