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Noah Centineo in Talks to Play He-Man in Sony and Mattel Films ‘Masters of the Universe’ (Exclusive)

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Noah Centineo in Talks to Play He-Man in Sony and Mattel Films ‘Masters of the Universe’ (Exclusive)
Noah Centineo is in talks to play the lead role of He-Man in Sony Pictures and Mattel Films “Masters of the Universe,” an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively tells TheWrap.

Aaron and Adam Nee are set to direct from a script rewritten by “Iron Man” screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. The Nee Brothers also have screenwriting credit.

The project was previously written by David S. Goyer, who is also an executive producer.

Based on Mattel’s hugely successful 1980s toy line, “Masters of the Universe” follows Prince Adam, heir to the throne of planet Eternia, who uses the magical Power Sword to transform into the heroic warrior He-Man. With the help of his allies Teela, Man-at-Arms, Orko and The Sorceress, He-Man defends the kingdom from the evil wizard Skeletor (so-named because his face
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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Announce Bill & Ted Face The Music Will Be Released Summer of 2020!

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Announce Bill & Ted Face The Music Will Be Released Summer of 2020!
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have some exiting news for us! Orion Pictures has released a video featuring the two actors thanking the fans for the support they’ve give to them in their efforts to get Bill & Ted Face The Music off the ground and they announced that the movie will start shooting this summer in New Orleans and the it will be released on August 21st, 2020!

This long-awaited third Bill & Ted movie is actually happening! Dean Parisot will direct from a script written by the original Bill & Ted writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Here’s the synopsis:

Following 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the stakes are higher than ever for William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure,
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‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. Joins ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. Joins ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’
“Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. has joined the cast of the “Sopranos” prequel film, “The Many Saints of Newark,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Odom’s character details were not revealed, but he’s in line for a starring role in the project. He joins a cast that includes Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony Soprano.

News of Odom Jr.’s casting was first reported by Deadline.

More to come…

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Aclu’s Trans Justice Campaign Unveils Three Short Docs About Being Trans in America

Kai and her mother Kimberly Shappley recently moved to outside Austin, Texas, because of the discrimination Kai faced in another Texas town. Kai is like any other girl at her school except that she had to move to a different district so that she could use the girls bathroom because she is transgender. Kai is the subject of a short verité documentary that offers an intimate view into how she and her mother are fighting for her right to be who she is.

The other films in this series feature Eisha Love from Chicago and Jennifer Chavez in rural Georgia. Both women have faced discrimination — Love in the criminal justice system and Chavez in employment — because they are transgender.

The three films are produced by the American Civil Liberties Union and Little by Little Films, and released in partnership with Condé Nast’s them. Each film is directed by an Lgbtq+ filmmaker,
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‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Trailer: This Dramatic Sundance Winner Looks Stunning

It feels like the Sundance Film Festival was ages, not months, ago. But the one selection we still cannot shake is “The Last Black Man In San Francisco.” The film was lauded by critics just a few months ago when it made its premiere in the snow-scape of Park City, Ut. We had the opportunity to see the stunning picture, and you can read our review here. But words truly fail until you see the film for yourself.

Continue reading ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Trailer: This Dramatic Sundance Winner Looks Stunning at The Playlist.
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Global Box Office Flat in 2018, Netflix and Subscription Services Rise in Popularity

Global Box Office Flat in 2018, Netflix and Subscription Services Rise in Popularity
The domestic box office rebounded in 2018 in a recovery fueled by blockbusters such as “Black Panther” and “Incredibles 2.” Ticket sales in the U.S. climbed 7% to top out at a record $11.9 billion, according to a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). That helped off-set declines in overseas markets in Europe and Latin America, pushing the global box office to $41.1 billion, a year-over-year improvement of a percentage point.

The MPAA study is produced by the entertainment industry trade group and is intended to provide a comprehensive look at the overall state of the film business.

In addition to box office revenues, the report found that the global home entertainment business increased by 16% to reach $55.7 billion last year. This was driven primarily by the rise of digital rentals, sales, and subscriptions to streaming services such as Netflix. Digital home entertainment spending in the U.S. increased 24% to
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‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Trailer: A24’s Sundance Winner Is a Must-See Summer Indie

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Trailer: A24’s Sundance Winner Is a Must-See Summer Indie
Anyone paying attention to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival probably heard about “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” the debut film from young director Joe Talbot that earned some of the biggest critical acclaim out of Park City. “Black Man” stars newcomer Jimmie Fails as a man trying to hold onto a sense of home in a changing San Francisco that seems to have forgotten him. The supporting cast includes Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Rob Morgan, and Tichina Arnold.

In his A- review out of the Sundance Film Festival, IndieWire senior film critic David Ehrlich called “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” an unforgettable, beautiful, and extremely confident debut film from Talbot. “Shot in a woozy, unreal, and dryly comedic style that splits the difference between Spike Jonze and Spike Lee, ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ slows the world down just enough for you to feel it changing,
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MPAA 2018 Entertainment Report: Nontheatrical Thrives As Global Box Office Goes Flat

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With nine days before CinemaCon, the Motion Picture Association of America released its 2018 annual report today. And amidst the cheering for increased revenues, a new note stood out: Almost all of the growth lies outside cinemas.

According to the MPAA report, which tracks global theatrical and nontheatrical entertainment, nontheatrical revenues increased by 16 percent over 2017, to reach $55.7 billion. However, global box office was essentially flat: It increased by just 1.2 percent to $41.1 billion.

All told, the 2018 global total is $96.8 billion, up 8.3 percent over 2017’s $89.4 billion. However, 57.5 percent of that revenue came from non-theatrical showings — a year-over-year increase of about 7.5 percent. That means theaters were responsible for less than one percent of that growth, or about $500 million.

In 2017, the first year that the MPAA tracked nontheatrical revenue, nontheatrical already outstripped theatrical by 17.7 percent — $47.8 million vs. $40.6 million. Over the last year, that spread has doubled: $55.7 billion vs. $41.1 billion, or 35 percent.

As always, the report is full of fascinating statistics,
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Showbiz Marketers Look to Netflix’s Data Expertise as They Build Their Own Campaigns

Netflix’s ability to profit from its secret sauce of granular consumer data has made it the envy of Hollywood. Now, with Disney, Warner Media and others prepping their own ambitious services to challenge the streaming insurgents, entertainment marketers will face more competitive pressures than ever. But at the same time, new marketing tools are emerging that will help them challenge the competition.

This is the brave new world that will be examined at Variety’s Entertainment Marketing Summit presented by Deloitte, which takes place at Neuehouse Hollywood on Match 21. It’s a world where marketers plumb data from consumer interaction with content, buzz from social media, past purchases and other online activities for insights to help them craft campaigns and build brands.

It’s not an easy task. “Data is critical but data can be overwhelming,” says summit speaker Shabnam Mogharabi, who is co-founder and general manager of digital entertainment shop SoulPancake.
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The Journey review – supreme acting elevates a humane hostage drama

Zahraa Ghandour is mesmerising as a would-be suicide bomber in Mohamed Al-Daradji’s smart, sympathetic ensemble piece

It’s the first night of Eid, in 2006, and a young woman named Sara (Zahraa Ghandour) steps into the newly reopened Baghdad Central Station, with explosives strapped to her body and an detonator switch in her shaking hand. Time seems to stand still, fade to white, loop backwards and start over.

Sara enters the station again, and perhaps what we’re seeing now is her in a part of the multiverse where a moment’s hesitation affords her a chance to understand exactly who would be hurt if she pressed the button, what’s at stake and what her own motives are. A chance encounter with low-level grifter Salam (Ameer Ali Jabarah) forces Sara to take him hostage. Salam tries to persuade Sara not to trigger the bomb, appealing to a deadened sense
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On the set of Dumbo with Tim Burton: ‘Like meeting up with your teenage boyfriend’

As an adolescent misfit, Hadley Freeman fell in love with the warped movie worlds of Tim Burton. What happened when she met Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell and her idol himself?

When I was an oversensitive, confusedly furious and faintly morbid teenager in the 90s, there was one film director who seemed to know my soul better than anyone. And that director was, of course, Tim Burton. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure was the first of his films I saw, after being taken by a friend’s mother, who mistakenly thought it would be a typical kids’ movie as opposed to one of the more slyly subversive takes on modern Us life. I was far too young to appreciate all the jokes, but there was something about the colours, the hyperrealism and the Danny Elfman music that intrigued me. It was like being kissed for the first time: you don’t really get what’s happening,
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Global theatrical, home entertainment revenue rises to $97bn in 2018 - MPAA report

Major new report from MPAA combines data from both sectors for the first time.

The global theatrical and home entertainment market generated $96.8bn in 2018, a 9% increase on 2017, according to a new report from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) that for the first time combines data from both sectors.

The 2018 Theme Report published on Thursday (March 21) noted that global box office climbed 1% on 2017 to reach $41.1bn, while home entertainment grew 16% year-on-year to reach $55.7bn.

Among the report’s key findings are: a 20% year-on-year drop on global 3D theatrical box office to $6.7bn reflected in a decline across all regions
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Global theatrical, home entertainment generated $97bn in 2018 - MPAA report

Americans now spend 52% of their media time on digital platforms.

The global theatrical and home entertainment market generated $96.8bn in 2018 according to a new report from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) that for the first time combines data from both sectors.

The 2018 Theme Report published on Thursday (March 21) noted that global box office climbed 1% on 2017 to reach $41.1bn, while home entertainment grew 16% year-on-year to reach $55.7bn.

Among the report’s findings are: a 20% year-on-year drop on global 3D theatrical box office to $6.7bn reflected in a decline across all regions; higher revenue from cable subscriptions than online video
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Forrest Gump 2: a sequel berserk enough to suit our hellish times?

Screenwriter Eric Roth says his sequel to the Tom Hanks Oscar magnet was scuppered by 9/11, but Forrest would be entirely at home in the Trump and Brexit era

On paper, Forrest Gump, a film about a well-meaning man with a moderate intellectual impairment who falls in love with a woman who was sexually abused by her father as a child, is a hard sell. Nevertheless, it ended up winning six Oscars.

This is worth bringing up, because its screenwriter Eric Roth has been revealing everything that would have happened in the film’s aborted sequel and, well, it’s a much harder sell. Forrest Gump 2 would have been absolutely berserk, which means it would have probably won even more Oscars.
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Qumra 2019: Kiyoshi Kurosawa plans return to genre filmmaking

Qumra 2019: Kiyoshi Kurosawa plans return to genre filmmaking
Kurosawa’s latest film is the Uzebekistan-set To The Ends Of The Earth

Kiyoshi Kurosawa is planning a return to genre filmmaking. “I haven’t achieved the complete perfection of it,” the veteran Japanese filmmaker said of his plans to return to the type of filmmaking which first made him an international name.

He was talking at a masterclass reflecting on his career at the Doha Film Institute’s talent development event Qumra in Qatar this week.

Kurosawa began his career making softcore “pink” porn, straight to video titles and low budget yakuza thrillers before emerging as both a key
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“I Have an Interest in Women Who Are on a Mission, Who Want to Create Impact”: Marie Skovgaard on Her Cph:dox Opening Night Film, The Reformist

Marie Skovgaard’s The Reformist follows Sherin Khankan, a feminist revolutionary this American had never heard of, but who is practically a household name in her hometown of Copenhagen. Khankan, Denmark’s first female imam, founded the Mariam Mosque, one of the first in Europe to be led by women. And fortunately, Skovgaard was there to artistically document the mosque’s difficult birth as well as the trials and tribulations (both internally and externally) the uncompromising religious leader faced in its aftermath. Filmmaker spoke with the Danish director prior to the doc’s opening night, Cph:Dox premiere on March 21st. Filmmaker: So how did […]
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Cradle of Champions review – boxing documentary in fighting form

This robust documentary follows the fortunes of three fighters as they compete for the prestigious New York Golden Gloves

Here is a forthright, uncomplicated and robustly made documentary about the New York Golden Gloves, the most prestigious amateur boxing contest in the United States, which has been sponsored by the New York Daily News since its creation in the 1920s. It has been the nursery of more great boxers than the Olympics, including Floyd Patterson and Sugar Ray Leonard.

The film follows the fortunes of three young fighters: Titus Williams, James Wilkins and Nisa Rodriguez and reflects on the time-honoured subject of how boxing offers an aspirational culture and gets young people out of harm’s way. And at the amateur level, then there is some level of innocence – although the film doesn’t touch explicitly on how big money, or the prospect of big money, could change that. Director
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Production money for French cinema fell in 2018

France’s National Cinema Centre (Cnc) releases annual production report.

The number of feature films involving French producers remained steady at 300 productions in 2018, but the level of investment dropped 15% to €1.21b year-on-year, according to the annual production report of France’s National Cinema Centre (Cnc).

The in-depth study, published March 18, revealed that the number of feature films spearheaded by French production companies increased 6% in 2018 to 237, against 222 in 2017, but investment fell by 12.1% to €957m ($1.08bn), from €1.08b ($1.2bn) in 2017.

There were another 63 features involving French producers as minority partners. Investment for these films stood at €168.6m ($191.5m).

The combined investment for
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UK rap drama 'Mughal Mowgli' finalises cast with 'Informer', 'Sex Education', 'Colette' actors (exclusive)

Pulse Films and Left Handed Films producing project.

Pulse Films and Left Handed Films have completed the cast on their UK drama Mughal Mowgli, which has now begun shooting in London.

Joining Riz Ahmed in the feature are this year’s Royal Television Society Breakthrough Award winner Nabhaan Rizwan, who won the prize for his work on BBC/Amazon series Informer.

Also newly added to the film are Aiysha Hart, whose credits include Colette and Line Of Duty, Sex Education actor Anjana Vasan, Mary Poppins Returns actor Sudha Bhuchar, and The Valley actor Alyy Khan.

The project is the feature directing debut of Bassam Tariq,
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Doha Film Institute wraps successful fifth edition of Qumra

Industry event featuring pitches, work in progress screenings, mentoring sessions and masterclasses wrapped on Wednesday.

The Doha Film Institute wrapped a successful fifth edition of its respected Qumra industry event on Wednesday.

The five-day meeting, running March 15-20, followed its tried and tested formula of pitches, work in progress screenings, mentoring sessions and masterclasses around 36 projects backed by the Dfi, in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Industry professionals – spanning producers, directors, festival programmers and sales agents – heaped praise on the fifth edition as it came to an end with its traditional open-air party in the Qatari desert.

“To my knowledge, it
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