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L.A. Memorial Service Set For Film Sales Vet Robbie Little

  • Deadline
Friends and colleagues of the late sales and production vet Robbie Little will celebrate the former Little Film Company Co-President on Saturday 30 from 2.30pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Laemmle Theater in Beverly Hills.

Little died unexpectedly en route to the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The well-liked Brit launched his sales and marketing outfit with his wife Ellen, and executive-produced the company’s first film, Tsotsi, which won the 2006 Oscar for Best Foreign Language film.

Previously, the well-traveled exec established First Look Media to package finance and distribute movies in the domestic market. As President and Co-Chairman of First Look Media, he created First Look Home Entertainment, the company’s video/DVD distribution division, which grew into a well known indie label.

Over the span of his career, he worked on movies including Waking Ned Devine, An American Haunting, Before Night Falls, Titus, Illuminata, The Prophecy film franchise,
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La 'celebration of life' set for indie film pioneer Robbie Little

Memorial service set for June 30 in Beverly Hills.

Friends and family will convence on June 30 in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of indie film pioneer, producer and sales agent Robbie Little

The event follows a gathering that took place in Cannes last month following Little’s sudden death en route to the festival and market.

The invitation to the June 30 celebration bears the legend ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – the famous anthem of Liverpool Football Club, whom the Liverpool-born independent film champion, Afm co-founder, and co-founder of The Little Film Company had supported his entire life.

The service will
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Robbie Little’s Celebration of Life

Robbie Little, a familiar and well-loved figure at film markets who founded the Little Film Company with his wife Ellen, died en route to Cannes this May.

Robbie Little

Robbie Little’s Celebration of Life

will be held Saturday, June 30 at 2:30pm

at Ahrya Fine Arts Laemmle Theater

8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Robbie and his wife Ellen worked on financing, producing and distributing more than 300 films, including Waking Ned Devine, The Secret of Roan Inish, Mrs. Dalloway and Before Night Falls.

Little executive produced Tsotsi, which won the 2006 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for South Africa.

He was the co-president of The Little Film Company, an worldwide film sales and marketing company that he founded with his wife of 44 years, Ellen. Little also executive-produced and sold the Leo Tolstoy drama The Last Station, The Eye of the Storm starring Charlotte Ramping and Geoffrey Rush, Scott Glenn vehicle The
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Robbie Little, International Sales Agent and Producer, Dies en Route to Cannes

Robbie Little, International Sales Agent and Producer, Dies en Route to Cannes
Robbie Little, a familiar and well-loved figure at film markets who founded the Little Film Company with his wife Ellen, has died.

“Thank you, Sydney, for this loving tribute. You know, I remembered at some point that Robbie had called me around 1 am my time to say that he was up and getting ready to leave (and he sounded fine). So I realized he must have been awake and not asleep when he died so I e-mailed the police officer who found him and he confirmed to me that Robbie was on the floor and not in bed. It must have happened very fast because he didn’t have time to call for help. Love, Ellen”

Ellen Little became concerned when she had not heard from him four hours after he was to arrive in Cannes and called the hotel where he was staying in London. When they said he had checked out,
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Robbie Little, British Producer, Dies En Route to Cannes

  • Variety
Robbie Little, a British producer and familiar figure at film markets who founded the Little Film Company with his wife Ellen, has died.

Little had been traveling to the Cannes Film Festival from London when he died unexpectedly, according to Screen International.

He was working on the drama “Mrs Lowry & Son” with Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave, as well as on “The More You Ignore Me.”

Little, together with his wife, has worked on financing, producing and distributing more than 300 films, including “Waking Ned Devine,” “The Secret of Roan Inish,” “Mrs. Dalloway” and “Before Night Falls.”

After moving from Italy to Los Angeles, he founded Overseas Film Group, and later First Look Media. As a founding member of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, he was active at the American Film Market since its beginning in the 1980s.

Together with his wife, Little was also a founding member of The Archive Council,
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Movie Sales & Production Vet Robbie Little Dies Unexpectedly En Route To Cannes

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Movie Sales & Production Vet Robbie Little Dies Unexpectedly En Route To Cannes
Industry veteran Robbie Little, co-president of The Little Film Company, has died unexpectedly en route to the Cannes Film Festival. Little passed away in London of a suspected heart attack, his colleagues and friends have confirmed to Deadline.

Little launched his well-known sales and marketing outfit with his wife Ellen, and executive produced the company’s first film, Tsotsi, which won the 2006 Oscar for Best Foreign Language film.

Previously, the well-traveled and well-liked exec established First Look Media to package finance and distribute movies in the domestic market. As President and Co-Chairman of First Look Media, he created First Look Home Entertainment, the company’s own video/DVD distribution division, which grew into a well known indie label.

Over the span of his career, he worked on movies including Waking Ned Devine, An American Haunting, Before Night Falls, Titus, Illuminata, The Prophecy film franchise, and Antonia’s Line (winner of
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British producer, sales agent Robbie Little dies in London

Fixture of independent film world had been planning to attend Cannes with Mrs Lowry & Son.

Robbie Little, the British producer, co-president of The Little Film Company and stalwart of the independent world, has died unexpectedly in London en route to Cannes.

Little, who served alongside his wife Ellen, was a widely admired, deeply experienced and beloved figure in the film industry. At the time of his death he was working with producer Debbie Gray on the Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave drama Mrs Lowry & Son and The More You Ignore Me, and was planning to continue talks with international buyers on the Croisette.
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British producer, sales agent Robbie Little dies en route to Cannes

Fixture of independent film world had been planning to attend Cannes.

Robbie Little, the British producer, co-president of The Little Film Company and stalwart of the independent world, has died unexpectedly in London en route to Cannes.

Little, who served alongside his wife Ellen, was a widely admired, deeply experienced and beloved figure in the film industry. At the time of his death he was working with producer Debbie Gray on the Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave drama Mrs Lowry & Son and The More You Ignore Me, and was planning to continue talks with international buyers on the Croisette.

Little
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‘Bad Day For the Cut’ Review

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Stars: Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Anna Próchniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney, Brian Milligan, Shashi Rami, Lalor Roddy, Ryan McParland | Written by Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin | Directed by Chris Baugh

Northern Ireland is pretty well known for having its fair share of “troubles” and as such makes for a pretty bleak backdrop to a dark, twisted and, at times, awkwardly funny tale of revenge, a camper van road trip, suicide and the murder of a mans mother… First rule of being a baddie, don’t mess with another guys mother, especially the quiet farmer type.

Donal (Nigel O’Neill) is a quiet lonesome farmer still living at home in a quiet Irish village with his mother (yes, his mother) Florence (Stella McCusker) . Donal spends his days fixing up the farm and drinking himself to sleep. When we meet him the only real thing he
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‘Lucky’ Review: 90-Year-Old Harry Dean Stanton Gives a Performance for the Ages in Wry Comedy Co-Starring David Lynch — SXSW 2017

‘Lucky’ Review: 90-Year-Old Harry Dean Stanton Gives a Performance for the Ages in Wry Comedy Co-Starring David Lynch — SXSW 2017
A wise and wistful love letter from one remarkable character actor to another, John Carroll Lynch’s “Lucky” returns 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton to the dusty desert environs he shuffled through in 1984’s “Paris, Texas,” and offers the rawboned legend one of the best roles he’s had since. Beginning as a broad comedy before blossoming into a wry meditation on death and all the things we leave behind (a transition that kicks into gear when one of Stanton’s old friends shows up and steals the show), Lynch’s directorial debut is a wisp of a movie, blowing across the screen like a tumbleweed, but it’s also the rare portrait of mortality that’s both fun and full of life.

Co-written by actors Drago Sumonja and Logan Sparks (who worked as Stanton’s assistant on “Big Love”), “Lucky” introduces us to its curmudgeonly title character with the kind
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ With Nia Vardalos

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the comedy sequel “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” which opens on March 25, 2016 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Michael Constantine, Joey Fatone, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides and Elena Kampouris from director Kirk Jones and writer Nia Vardalos.

To win your free passes to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone.
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Quiz: Do you have the luck o’ the Irish? Take our Irish movie quiz!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve rounded up some film gems from the Emerald Isle for our quiz on Irish movies and our favourite Irish actors. From our born-and-bred Irish favourites like Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, actors who hold a dual citizenship with Ireland like Daniel Day-Lewis, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender and pretty much anyone who has ever found themselves in a Neil Jordan film, we just can’t get enough of Ireland on the big screen.

So whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pint at the pub or settling in at home with Waking Ned Devine or In the Name of the Father, show your love of the Irish by taking our quiz!

See if the luck o' the Irish is on your side in our quiz below!
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The 17 Best Irish Movies on Netflix Right Now

This St. Patrick's Day, besides wearing green (and perhaps some copious drinking of the green beer), you can take a virtual trip to Ireland.

Streaming now on Netflix are Irish comedies "Frank" and "Waking Ned Devine," as well as Oscar-winning classics like "My Left Foot" and "The Crying Game."

And you can raise a glass to films starring some of Ireland's finest: Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Farrell, and Michael Fassbender.

Here are 17 great Irish films streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)
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Creative England parts with senior film executive

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Creative England parts with senior film executive
Exclusive: 45 Years, Spooks: The Greater Good executive Richard Holmes made redundant amid company cuts.

Creative England’s senior film executive for production Richard Holmes has been made redundant amid staff cuts aimed at reducing overhead.

Holmes, who joined Creative England in 2013, was instrumental in Creative England film investments including Andrew Haigh’s acclaimed second feature 45 Years and Kit Harrington thriller Spooks: The Greater Good.

He was an executive producer for Creative England on titles including Notes On Blindness, The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson, Keeping Rosy, Burn Burn Burn and upcoming films The Girl With All The Gifts by Colm McCarthy and Rachel Tunnard’s Tribeca-bound Adult Life Skills.

Creative England declined to comment on the decision.

Holmes’ credits as an independent producer prior to his stint at Creative England include James WatkinsEden Lake, war drama Resistance, Waking Ned Devine and Shooting Fish.

Earlier this month Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury told Screen that the company would need
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening To My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 In St. Louis

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.

Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

The film opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win a pass (Good for 2) to the advance screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Monday, March 21 at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

We will contact the winners by email.

Answer the following:

2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix and Amazon Prime in February

With each new month comes the same old lesson about catching all your favorite movies before they leave Netflix. If you haven’t watched The Naked Gun yet, you should do that is what I’m saying. But what do you get in return? A lot actually! We get the original series Fuller House and Judd Apatow’s Love. They’re also adding the final season of Mad Men, the first season of Better Call Saul, and one of the most popular teen movies of all time, Cruel Intentions.

On the Amazon Prime front, check out below to see what you’ll be able to stream for free and what’s going to have a cost. Let’s watch!

All Title Dates are Subject to Change

Netflix U.S. Release Dates Only

Available 2/1/16

A Picture of You (2014)

Armageddon (1998)

Better Call Saul: Season 1

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Collateral Damage (2002)

Cruel Intentions (1999)

A Faster Horse
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Here's What's Coming to Amazon Prime in February 2016

February can be kind of a pill -- it's dark, it's cold, you have to deal with or avoid Valentine's Day -- but at least it gives you a good excuse to stay home and binge-watch. Amazon just listed its February offerings for Prime Video streaming and Amazon Video purchase. For example, fans of "The Americans" can steam Season 3 (yay!), and you can check out Amazon Studios' first-major film, "Chi-Raq," from director Spike Lee.

It was recently announced that Prime Members can now add Showtime, Starz, and more video subscriptions to their Prime memberships for $8.99 per month. In February, members can use that feature to see the new seasons of "Billions," "Shameless," and "Black Sails," among others.

Here's the February 2016 lineup:

New in February – Available for Streaming on Prime

TV

2/2/16

Poldark 2015

2/11/16

Girls Season 2

2/15/16

Newsroom Season 3

The Americans Season 3

2/16/16

The New Yorker Presents

Movies

2/1/16

A Better Life

Amy

Batman 1989 (Michael Keaton
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: First trailer arrives for the sequel

It has been 13 years since My Big Fat Greek Wedding hit cinemas and won over crowds across the globe. The movie was one of the most successful films of all time made for just $5 million, and grossing a whopping $368 million around the world. It’s surprising that it has taken so long for a sequel to come along, but in 2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will hit cinema screens, and today Universal Pictures released the first international trailer.

Here’s the official blurb:

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee,
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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Trailer Reunites Nia Vardalos and John Corbett

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Trailer Reunites Nia Vardalos and John Corbett
Last May, it was announced that My Big Fat Greek Wedding stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett will reprise their roles as Toula an Ian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. We haven't heard anything about the sequel since then, but today, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and photos, while announcing the sequel will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. That release date puts My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 up against the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although it's unlikely there is much crossover between both of these wildly different groups of fans.

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring
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Watch The First Trailer For My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.

Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Paul Brooks and Steve Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer.

Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy domestically and in select international territories.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opens on March 25, 2016

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