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Gravitas Ventures Acquires ‘Diving Deep’; Danielle C. Ryan, Matthew Lawrence Cast In ‘Double Threat’; A3 Signs A Pair Of Peloton Instructors – Briefs

Gravitas Ventures Acquires ‘Diving Deep’; Danielle C. Ryan, Matthew Lawrence Cast In ‘Double Threat’; A3 Signs A Pair Of Peloton Instructors – Briefs
Gravitas Ventures has picked up the rights to Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy, the documentary about late underwater cinematographer Mike deGruy. Mimi deGruy, Mike’s widow and filmmaking partner, wrote and directed the doc, which will begin its rollout starting with Apple TV/iTunes and Amazon rentals on January 19.

A man for whom the ocean was his home and her inhabitants were his family, Mike died doing what he loved while working with his friend, director James Cameron. The film, which opened the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2019, includes decades of Mike’s work paired with never-before-seen footage and on-camera commentary by Mike. In addition, Mimi interviewed many of Mike’s friends including Cameron, National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle, British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, and the deGruy children, who often served as Mike’s filmmaking helpers.

“When I found out Mike had died, I felt
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Armando Iannucci Tallinn Black Nights Award; Shane Stanley Sets ‘Double Threat’ Cast; Naked Hires Features Exec – Global Briefs

Armando Iannucci Tallinn Black Nights Award; Shane Stanley Sets ‘Double Threat’ Cast; Naked Hires Features Exec – Global Briefs
The Personal History Of David Copperfield filmmaker Armando Iannucci and Escape From Pretoria director Francis Annan will be the recipients of the inaugural Dda Spotlight Award at 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The honorary prize was set up to time with the 50th anniversary of comms company Dda and will honor honours artists and filmmakers whose recent work takes a concerted step forward in improving diversity and inclusion in the film industry and cinema culture. The pair will accept their awards virtually on November 15.

Exclusive: Danielle C. Ryan, Matthew Lawrence, Dawn Olivieri And Kevin Joy will star in action-comedy feature Double Threat for director Shane Stanley, whose Break Even releases December 1 via Vision Films and Artist View Entertainment. Mo Gallini and Andrea Logan are also on board the pic which follows a forensic accountant (Lawrence) whose quiet pilgrimage to travel cross country to scatter his late brother’s ashes
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Interview: Script Revolution founder Cj Walley

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Script Revolution founder and screenwriter Cj Walley. For those unaware, Script Revolution is a free script hosting website that offers screenwriters a platform to promote their scripts and a way for filmmakers to search through them.

With over 100 screenplays uploaded on average per month and over 200 downloaded on average by readers per week, Script Revolution is the fastest growing unproduced script database on the web. Boasting over 500 award winning scripts suggests the quality is there too. Not bad for site only eighteen months old.

For Screenwriters:

No limits. Upload all your scripts to the database and add a variety of tags to describe your material. Share a screenplay by giving people the direct link. Build a portfolio and add a bio with your social media links included. Receive notifications when your scripts are downloaded or favorited. For Filmmakers:

No cliques.
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