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‘Seriously Red’: Rose Byrne, Krew Boylan, Bobby Cannavale Music Icon Impersonator Comedy Acquired By Gravitas Ventures

‘Seriously Red’: Rose Byrne, Krew Boylan, Bobby Cannavale Music Icon Impersonator Comedy Acquired By Gravitas Ventures
Exclusive: Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights to Gracie Otto’s Seriously Red, the Dolly Parton impersonator comedy which stars and was produced by Rose Byrne, that made its world premiere at SXSW.

Gravitas plans a Q1 2023 release.

The musical pic follows Red (Krew Boylan), who is at a crossroads in her life. A red haired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her 9 to 5 career in real estate for a life under the spotlight as a Dolly Parton impersonator. After misreading her work party’s dress code, Red tumbles outta bed into a new world of tribute artists and impersonators in her wild and messy journey that includes romancing a Kenny Rogers impersonator. Red must lose herself to find herself. As Dolly Parton says, “Be Yourself Because Everyone is taken’.” The film is produced with the full
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Arclight Films boards world sales for Cannes on zombie thriller ‘Wyrmwood: Apocalypse’ (exclusive)

Arclight Films boards world sales for Cannes on zombie thriller ‘Wyrmwood: Apocalypse’ (exclusive)
Gary Hamilton among executive producers.

Arclight Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to the completed post-apocalyptic zombie thriller Wyrmwood: Apocalypse from Bronte Picture and Guerilla Films and launches talks today (June 21) at the virtual Cannes market.

Jake Ryan from The Great Gatsby, Luke McKenzie from BBC Films’ Perfect Sense, Bianca Bradey from The Osiris Child, and Jay Gallagher from Nekrotronic star in the sequel to 2014 Fantastic Fest selection and 2015 Trieste Science+Fiction Festival award winner Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead.

The sequel picks up the action in a zombie-infested Australian wasteland where soldier Rhys has dedicated his life to tracking
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Arclight to shop ‘Chasing Wonders’ at TIFF

Arclight to shop ‘Chasing Wonders’ at TIFF
‘Chasing Wonders’ (Photo: Sam Oster).

Arclight Films has taken the worldwide distribution rights to coming-of-age film Chasing Wonders, produced by South Australia’s Sla Films and the UK’s Met Film, launching sales at the virtual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this week.

Scripted by Judy Morris, the film was shot over five years across Australia and Spain and with a cast that includes Paz Vega, Edward James Olmos, Quim Gutierrez, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, Jessica Marais and newcomer Michael Crisafulli as the lead.

Due to make its world premiere at October’s Adelaide Film Festival, Chasing Wonders follows a 12 year old, whose sense of adventure and imagination runs wild, fueled by his maternal grandfather’s (Olmos) encouragement to journey to the magical Emu Plains. Against his father’s wishes, Savino takes off on an adventure of a lifetime and discovers that learning about life and living life are two very different things.
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Arclight to launch TIFF sales on Paz Vega drama 'Chasing Wonders' (exclusive)

Arclight to launch TIFF sales on Paz Vega drama 'Chasing Wonders' (exclusive)
Film scheduled to premiere at Adelaide Film Festival on October 23.

Arclight Films has boarded worldwide sales rights to the ensemble coming-of-age drama Chasing Wonders led by Paz Vega and will launch sales during Toronto International Film Festival.

The key cast includes Edward James Olmos, Quim Gutierrez, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, Jessica Marais, and newcomer Michael Crisafulli.

Australian screenwriter Judy Morris wrote the screenplay about a 12-year-old only child who defies his father’s wishes and takes off on the adventure of a lifetime to find the magical Emu Plains. Debutant Hilton Nathanson directs.

Anna Vincent (I Am Mother
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Arclight Films, Untitled Entertainment to sell teen cult thriller ‘The Color Rose’ (exclusive)

Arclight Films, Untitled Entertainment to sell teen cult thriller ‘The Color Rose’ (exclusive)
Cast’s TV credits include The Killing, Riverdale, The Man In The High Castle.

Arclight Films and Untitled Entertainment are teaming up on worldwide sales on the teen cult thriller The Color Rose heading into the Cannes virtual market.

Courtney Paige directed the story of an A-list girl clique that launches a cult where each must embody one of the seven deadly sins. Then one-by-one the girls begin to go missing.

The cast brings TV credits from The Killing, Riverdale and The Man In The High Castle among others and includes Kaitlyn Bernard, Brenna Llewellyn, Brenna Coates, Tahmoh Penikett, Loretta Walsh,
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Daniel Radcliffe shows his mettle in ‘Escape from Pretoria’

Daniel Radcliffe shows his mettle in ‘Escape from Pretoria’
‘Escape from Pretoria.’

Since the Harry Potter franchise ended in 2011 Daniel Radcliffe has put the wizardry behind him in such movies as The Woman in Black, Now You See Me 2 and Greg McLean’s Jungle.

In the Adelaide-shot thriller Escape from Pretoria, which opened in the Us and UK last weekend, he plays South African freedom fighter and political prisoner Tim Jenkin.

Jenkin and fellow activist Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber) were branded terrorists for their involvement in covert anti-apartheid operations for the African National Congress in 1978.

Incarcerated in Pretoria’s maximum security prison, Jenkin, Lee and fellow inmate Leonard Fontaine (Mark Leonard Winter) escaped after months of meticulous surveillance and ingenuity before authorities were able to strengthen the prison’s security defences.

Ian Hart plays co-conspirator Denis Goldberg with Miss Fisher’s Nathan Page as Mongo, the hot-headed leader of the prison guards.

Momentum Pictures launched the UK-Australian co-production
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Arclight strikes major deals led by UK on Daniel Radcliffe thriller ‘Escape From Pretoria’ (exclusive)

Hamilton Entertainment, BeaglePug, Footprint Films, and Enriched Media Group produce Australia-uk co-pro.

Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films has struck major new deals on the Daniel Radcliffe true-life prison break thriller Escape From Pretoria led by a sale to Signature in the UK.

Besides the UK, rights have also gone in Latin America (Turner). Additional recent deals include Benelux (Dfw), Scandinavia and Iceland (Mis. Label), Italy (Minerva), Japan (At Entertainment), Poland (Monolith), Portugal (Films4You), Turkey (Sayez Films), and Israel (Shoval).

Arclight previously announced completed deals with: Ksm GmbH for Germany, Top Film for Cis, Inopia Films in Spain, Spentzos for Greece,
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Daniel Radcliffe Movie ‘Escape From Pretoria’ Bought by Momentum Pictures (Exclusive)

Momentum Pictures plans to “Escape From Pretoria.” It has taken North American distribution rights to the movie, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as a political prisoner attempting to break out from a maximum security South African jail. Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films did the U.S. deal and is continuing sales efforts at Cannes, with new footage from the film in hand.

Radcliffe appears alongside Australian actor Daniel Webber (“The Dirt”). The pair play freedom fighters Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, who were jailed in 1978 for being involved in covert anti-apartheid operations. Ian Hart (“God’s Own Country”), Mark Leonard Winter (“Cleverman”) and Nathan Page (“Underbelly”) also star.

Based on a true story, the film follows Jenkin and Lee – joined by a fellow inmate – as they decide to escape from prison. After months of planning, and in a race against time as the authorities strengthen the prison’s security, they craft
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Daniel Radcliffe-starrer ‘Escape From Pretoria’ kicks off in South Australia

‘Escape from Pretoria’. (Photo: Ian Routledge)

Production is underway in South Australia on British director Francis Annan’s feature debut Escape From Pretoria, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Aussie Daniel Webber.

Radcliffe and Webber play real-life political prisoners and freedom fighters Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee; two white South African twenty-somethings who were branded ‘terrorists’ and imprisoned in 1978 for their involvement in covert anti-apartheid operations for the Anc (African National Congress). The cast also includes British actor Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter and Nathan Page.

Incarcerated in Pretoria Maximum Security Prison, Jenkin and Lee – joined by a fellow inmate – decide to send the regime a clear message and escape. After months of meticulous surveillance, breath-taking ingenuity, and in a race against time as the authorities strengthen the prison security defenses, the group craft wooden keys for each of the ten steel doors between them and freedom.

The script is based on
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Arclight Films releases first image of Daniel Radcliffe in 'Escape From Pretoria'

Arclight Films releases first image of Daniel Radcliffe in 'Escape From Pretoria'
Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter, Nathan Page join cast.

Arclight Films has released the first image from the Australia-uk true-life drama Escape From Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe, which has begun production in Adelaide, Australia.

British actor Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter, and Nathan Page have joined Radcliffe and Australian actor Daniel Webber in the story of political prisoners and freedom fighters Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, who were incarcerated in 1978 for their part in anti-apartheid operations for the African National Congress.

Incarcerated in Pretoria Maximum Security Prison, Jenkin and Lee – joined by a fellow inmate – crafted wooden keys for each
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Daniel Radcliffe prison break thriller 'Escape From Pretoria' hot seller for Arclight (exclusive)

Germany, Spain, Cis, Middle East among buyers.

Arclight Films has licensed key territories at Efm to Daniel Radcliffe prison-break thriller Escape From Pretoria led by deals in Germany and Spain.

Company chairman Gary Hamilton and his team have concluded sales with Ksm GmbH for Germany, Inopia Films for Spain, Top Film for Cis, and Front Row for the Middle East.

Rights have gone in Greece (Spentzos), Thailand (Logo Motion Pictures), Vietnam (Galaxy Studio), India (Viswaas), and airlines (CineSky Pictures).

Arclight is co-financing the Australia-uk co-production along with New York-based Magna Entertainment. Escape From Pretoria is financed with the assistance of the South Australia Film Corporation.
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Arclight Films to co-finance Daniel Radcliffe thriller 'Escape From Pretoria' (exclusive)

Australian-uk co-production is based on the life of political prisoner Tim Jenkin.

Arclight Films has come on board to co-finance the Daniel Radcliffe true-life prison break film Escape From Pretoria along with New York-based Magna Entertainment, and is in talks with worldwide buyers here.

The Australian-uk co-production is based on the life of Tim Jenkin (Radcliffe), who as a twentysomething white South African was slung in jail in 1978 with Stephen Lee after they were branded terrorists for their involvement in covert anti-apartheid operations for the African National Congress.

Racing against time as the authorities at the high-security Pretoria Central Prison ramp up security,
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Arclight appoints Michelle Krumm to run Australia office

Krumm will oversee the company’s Australian co-production operation out of the Sydney office.

Source: Arclight

’First Reformed’

Sales company Arclight Films has appointed Michelle Krumm as head of Australian operations and worldwide acquisitions.

Krumm will oversee the company’s Australian co-production operation out of the Sydney office and handle worldwide acquisitions for the finance and sales company. She will report to Arclight Films’ CEO Gary Hamilton.

She joins from South Australian Film Corp where she was head of production, development and studios. She oversaw the Safc’s industry development and production investment programmes and ran the Adelaide Studio’s production and post sound facilities for two years. She supported numerous productions coming to the state for production such as Cargo, Wolf Creek TV, Sweet Country, and Hotel Mumbai.

Prior to the Safc, she served as executive vice president, head of acquisitions and co-production at The Weinstein Company from 2005 -2008. Previous to this, she worked at [link
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Safc hires former TWC exec

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Former Miramax and The Weinstein Company executive Michelle Krumm has been named head of production, development and studio at the Safc.

She will start on October 6 after relocating to Adelaide from Los Angeles where she.s been based for more than 20 years.

Her appointment is a key part of the restructure that followed the merger of the Adelaide Studios and production departments, which eliminated five positions and created several new executive positions.

Peter Hartley has joined as head of corporate services and finance after three years as finance manager and company secretary at the Australian Dance Theatre. Alison Bowman starts on September 28 as manager, communications.

After leaving TWC in 2008 Krumm formed her own production banner. In 2013 she produced James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, which starred Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. During her tenure with TWC as executive VP, head of acquisitions and co-productions she acquired numerous titles including Vicky Christina Barcelona,
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Wentworth Miller To Adapt French Thriller With A Friend Like Harry

Having all but disappeared from view after starring in the four-season run of Prison Break – the Resident Evil franchise notwithstanding – Wentworth Miller is now re-emerging into the spotlight as a talent with many strings to his bow. The most intriguing of those strings is screenwriting, which he will next demonstrate with the adaptation of the French thriller, With A Friend Like Harry – originally titled Harry, He’s Here To Help for its French release.

The original film – released in 2000 – was written and directed by Dominick Moll, with Gilles Marchand as co-writer, and Laurent Lucas, Sergi Lopez and Mathilde Seigner in the lead roles. The story – as will be presented in this Us remake – sees a man named Harry approach a put-upon man at a rest-stop, claiming to be his former high-school classmate. He gives convincing detail and information to support his story but, over time, his fixation with the man takes a sinister turn,
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First Trailer and Poster for The Spectacular Now Starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley

The first trailer for director James Ponsoldt’s (Smashed) drama The Spectacular Now has been released online. The film premiered to wildly positive reviews at Sundance earlier this year, and stars Miles Teller as a young high school student who strikes up a friendship with a fellow student (Shailene Woodley) as graduation and some big life decisions loom closer. I loved the film when I saw it at Sundance, and you should definitely go see it. Please take my word on this, because the trailer will take you through the entire movie. If you can't take my word, then go ahead and watch the trailer, but consider yourself warned. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster, and click here to watch Steve's interview with Teller and Woodley from Sundance. The film also stars Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kyle Chandler. The Spectacular Now opens on August 2nd.
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Sundance 2013: A24 acquires James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now

Following up last year’s exceptional Smashed, which debuted at Sundance and came away with a much-deserved Special Jury Prize, James Ponsoldt has returned to the festival this year with The Spectacular Now.

The film had its world premiere on Friday night out in Park City, and has been earning very promising early reviews, which is exactly what we’d expect from Ponsoldt.

And as a measure of just how promising the reactions have been, A24 have already acquired its North American distribution rights, within days of the film’s premiere.

“Sutter Keely lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified 7Up cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend,
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Sundance 2013: A24 Acquires Competition Drama 'The Spectacular Now'

Sundance 2013: A24 Acquires Competition Drama 'The Spectacular Now'
One of the most active new distribution companies on the independent film scene, A24 nailed down a deal to take North American rights to “The Spectacular Now” in the early morning hours Monday. The company plans a summer release for the film, which had its premiere Friday in the U.S. dramatic competition. Directed by James Ponsoldt, whose previous film, “Smashed,” screened in competition at Sundance in 2012, “Spectacular Now” was adapted from the Tim Tharp novel by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”). It tells the story of the complex relationship that develops between two teenagers with very different approaches to life. Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley star, with Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler and Andre Royo co-starring. Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren, and Michelle Krumm produced. "We fell in love with this film the minute that we watched...
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The Spectacular Now Acquired by A24 Films

The Spectacular Now Acquired by A24 Films
A24 announced the acquisition of North American rights to Sundance favorite The Spectacular Now. The James Ponsoldt directed film, from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, has become one of the darlings of the Sundance Film Festival and features breakout performances by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The film also features wonderful turns by Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler and Andre Royo. Film premiered on Friday night at Sundance in Us Dramatic Competition. A24 will release the film this summer. Here's what A24 Films had to say about the film in a statement.

"We fell in love with this film the minute that we watched it and we know the rest of the country will embrace this timeless love story. James has directed a wonderful film that depicts young love with complete authenticity and has two young stars giving incredible performances with Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.
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Sundance 2013: A24 to distribute The Spectacular Now

James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, lands at IFC A24 has secure N. American distribution rights to the film, beating Weinstein Co for the teenage drama which is currently playing at this year's Sundance Film Festival. According to Variety, the deal's for low seven figures for the film scripted by (500) Days of Summer's Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter adapted the Tim Tharp novel. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Brie Larson,Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royo and Dayo Okeniyi also star. Tom McNulty produces alongside 21 Laps', Shawn Levy as well as Andrew Lauren and Michelle Krumm.
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