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Beasts of No Nation Wins Peabody Award

Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation are among the 11 winners of Peabody Awards in Entertainment and Children category, as revealed live on NBC’s Today show this morning.

Sandra Oh, Anne Heche and Alicia Silverstone Star In Indie Film CATFIGHT

Sandra Oh, Anne Heche and Alicia Silverstone Star In Indie Film CATFIGHT

MPI Media Group has wrapped production on CATFIGHT, a “blistering” action-comedy written and directed by Onur Tukel (Applesauce, Summer of Blood and Richard’s Wedding), and featuring an all-star cast including Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy and Sideways), Anne Heche (Hung, Psycho and Six Days Seven Nights), and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Beauty Shop, The Crush). CATFIGHT is a jet-black comedy about two bitter rivals whose grudge match spans a lifetime. Struggling outsider artist Ashley Miller (Anne Heche) […]

Official Poster + KRISHA is home for Thanksgiving in TRAILER for SXSW Award Winning Family Drama

Official Poster + KRISHA is home for Thanksgiving in TRAILER for SXSW Award Winning Family Drama

A24 has released the official trailer and poster for KRISHA, written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, and the winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at SXSW 2015. A24 will release KRISHA in select cities in March 2016. When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one […]

SXSW Hit NIGHT OWLS Starring Adam Pally to Be Released December 4

SXSW Hit NIGHT OWLS Starring Adam Pally to Be Released December 4

The South By Southwest hit NIGHT OWLS will be released theatrically in select markets on December 4, 2015 by FilmBuff and Orion Releasing. The Charles Hood directed romantic comedy stars Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project, Iron Man 3) and Rosa Salazar (Parenthood, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials) with additional performances by Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep), Rob Huebel (Transparent, The Descendants) and Peter Krause (Six Feet Under, Parenthood). NIGHT OWLS centers around workaholic […]

Horror Crime Thriller THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, Produced by Wes Craven, to Get a Spring 2016 Release

Horror Crime Thriller THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, Produced by Wes Craven, to Get a Spring 2016 Release

Nick Simon’s horror crime thriller THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS which had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will be released in the US via Vertical Entertainment. THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS stars Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, and Mitch Pileggi, and was executive produced by Nawaf Alghanim and horror legend Wes Craven as his last credit before he passed this […]

CHRISTMAS, AGAIN About Heartbroken Christmas Tree Salesman in NYC, Arrives Early December | VIDEO

CHRISTMAS, AGAIN About Heartbroken Christmas Tree Salesman in NYC, Arrives Early December | VIDEO

CHRISTMAS, AGAIN, about a heartbroken Christmas tree salesman in NYC, will open in New York at the MoMA on Thursday, December 3rd, and Los Angeles on Friday, December 11th. CHRISTMAS, AGAIN is written, produced and directed by Charles Poekel and stars Kentucker Audley and Hannah Gross. For a fifth consecutive December, a heartbroken Noel returns to New York City to work the night shift at a sidewalk Christmas tree lot. Devoid of any holiday spirit, […]

Ewan McGregor to Receive Award at Los Cabos International Film Festival and Screen “Last Days in the Desert”

Ewan McGregor to Receive Award at Los Cabos International Film Festival and Screen “Last Days in the Desert”

Actor and director Ewan McGregor will attend the upcoming Los Cabos International Film Festival where he will be presented with the Protagonist Award for Excellence in Acting. The award statuette was designed by acclaimed Mexican artist Gabriel Macotela. McGregor will also present the special screening of his film, Last Days in the Desert, accompanied by its director –and festival special guest– Rodrigo García. The film, widely praised by the critics when premiered at Sundance Film Festival […]

Coming Out Comedy “4th Man Out” to Hit Theaters on February 5, 2016

Coming Out Comedy “4th Man Out” to Hit Theaters on February 5, 2016

The comedy film 4th Man Out, from director Andrew Nackman which won the Outstanding Narrative Feature prize at 2015 Outfest, will be released on VOD and in theaters on February 5, 2016, via Gravitas Ventures. The film was written by Aaron Dancik, and stars Evan Todd, Chord Overstreet, Kate Flannery, Parker Young, and Jon Gabrus. Just like his pals, twenty-something auto mechanic Adam enjoys beer, hockey and inappropriate bodily functions. But Adam also likes guys. […]

NINA starring Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo to be Released in Theaters in December 2015

NINA starring Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo to be Released in Theaters in December 2015

The highly anticipated film NINA, based on the life of legendary American singer-songwriter Nina Simone will be released in theaters in December 2015 under the RLJ Entertainment brand. With first time writer-director Cynthia Mort, the film stars Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy) and David Oyelowo (Selma, The Butler). NINA traces the career of legendary American singer-songwriter and civil rights activist, Nina Simone (Saldana). The story follows her struggle to balance music, family and […]

“Sicilian Vampire” Starring James Caan, Daryl Hannah, Paul Sorvino Opens NYC Big Apple Film Festival | TRAILER

“Sicilian Vampire” Starring James Caan, Daryl Hannah, Paul Sorvino Opens NYC Big Apple Film Festival | TRAILER

Frank D’Angelo’s fourth feature film, Sicilian Vampire, has been chosen as an opening night feature at this year’s New York City Big Apple Film Festival which runs November 4th to 7th, 2015. Written, directed and produced by Frank D’Angelo, Sicilian Vampire stars James Caan, Daryl Hannah, Paul Sorvino, Robert Loggia, Armand Assante, Robert Davi, Michael Paré, Eric Roberts, Daniel Baldwin, Tony Nardi and Frank D’Angelo. Sicilian Vampire is equal parts Goodfellas and Dusk till Dawn. […]

James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone Lead All Star Cast Of Justin Kelly’s KING COBRA

James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone Lead All Star Cast Of Justin Kelly’s KING COBRA

James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Molly Ringwald and Alicia Silverstone will lead the cast of King Cobra, the sophomore feature film from writer/director Justin Kelly. The film marks the second collaboration between Kelly and Franco, who previously starred in Kelly’s acclaimed feature directorial debut I Am Michael (pictured above). Based on a true story, King Cobra depicts the events surrounding a murder that rocked the adult entertainment industry in the mid-2000s. Slater […]

Ross Partridge’s LAMB, Starring Oona Laurence Opens January 8th, 2016

Ross Partridge’s LAMB, Starring Oona Laurence Opens January 8th, 2016

The LAMB directed by Ross Partridge which premiered earlier this year at 2015 SXSW South By Southwest Film Festival will be released via The Orchard theatrically in NYC and LA on January 8th, 2016, with a rollout to follow; and on VOD January 12th, 2016. Lamb stars Oona Laurence (Tony Winner, MATILDA; SOUTHPAW), Lindsay Pulsipher (“True Blood”), Scott McNairy (“Halt and Catch Fire”; ARGO), and Jess Weixler (TEETH; “The Good Wife”). Based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, […]

Romance Drama ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG Sets Release Date of February 12, 2016 | VIDEO

Romance Drama ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG Sets Release Date of February 12, 2016 | VIDEO

Emily Ting’s feature directorial debut ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG will make a limited theatrical bow in select cities on February 12th, 2016 via Gravitas Ventures. The film will also simultaneously open with a wide cross-platform cable/satellite/telco and internet VOD on the same day. ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and has quickly become an audience favorite throughout its festival run during the Fall. The film is written and […]

CAGED NO MORE Starring Loretta Devine, Kevin Sorbo, Wins Best Feature At La Femme Film Festival

CAGED NO MORE Starring Loretta Devine, Kevin Sorbo, Wins Best Feature At La Femme Film Festival

CAGED NO MORE took top honors at the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles winning the award for “Best Feature” out of 100 other entries. The La Femme Film Festival exists to promote the work of female producers, writers and directors. “This was an amazing put together film that not only entertains but educates the audience on an issue that is very time-sensitive. Creative, pertinent, and well done!” said Leslie LaPage, founder and director […]

Industry Satire Film ACTOR FOR HIRE Slated for January 1st, 2016 VOD Premiere | TRAILER

Industry Satire Film ACTOR FOR HIRE Slated for January 1st, 2016 VOD Premiere | TRAILER

Gravitas Ventures will release writer/director Marcus Mizelle’s industry satire feature film ACTOR FOR HIRE. The film, slated for a January 1st, 2016 VOD premiere, is currently enjoying its nationwide rollout with engagements in over 20 locations following its debut at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Actor For Hire is produced by Mizelle alongside independent film producer Jillian Longnecker for Forte Pictures, with Dustin Taylor as Executive Producer. The film stars Jesse O’Neill (Ted 2), Jandres […]

Meet the Patels

Fox Searchlight to Remake MEET THE PATELS

Fox Searchlight will remake MEET THE PATELS, the documentary that won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, reports Deadline. The remake will be written and co-directed by the original brother and sister team of Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel. MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams … and his parents. Filmed by Ravi’s sister […]

HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD Sets Release Date of November 6 | TRAILER

HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD Sets Release Date of November 6 | TRAILER

Hot Sugar’s Cold World, a fly-on-the-wall look into the life of a modern-day Mozart, Nick Koenig (Hot Sugar) as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him, will open November 6, 2015 in theaters and iTunes with special live performances to follow across the US and Canada. Nick lives every young musician’s dream, but when his internet- famous girlfriend, (rapper Kitty) goes on tour and they split, he flies to Paris […]

Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell Join Daniel Radcliffe In Daniel Ragussis’s Upcoming Thriller IMPERIUM

Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell Join Daniel Radcliffe In Daniel Ragussis’s Upcoming Thriller IMPERIUM

Academy-Award Nominee Toni Collette (pictured above) (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, United States of Tara), Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (Homeland) and Sam Trammell (True Blood) join Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise, Horns) in director/co-writer Daniel Ragussis ‘s upcoming feature film IMPERIUM, to be distributed by Lionsgate Premiere, the Company’s newly-launched specialty film label utilizing a mix of traditional and multiplatform release strategies. Daniel Radcliffe stars as the title character, Nate […]

FilmBuff to Release SXSW Comedy Hit A WONDERFUL CLOUD

FilmBuff to Release SXSW Comedy Hit A WONDERFUL CLOUD

FilmBuff announced today that it will release A Wonderful Cloud, a feature-length improv comedy written, directed, and starring Eugene Kotlyarenko, with Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, Queen of Earth) in the US. The film, which is inspired by the real life relationship between Kotlyarenko and Sheil, debuted at SXSW, and will open in select theaters nationwide and will be available on all major On Demand platforms starting Friday, October 23rd, 2015. When Katelyn travels to […]

Magnolia Pictures, Duplass Brothers Launch TANGERINE Oscar Campaign for Transgender Stars

Magnolia Pictures, Duplass Brothers Launch TANGERINE Oscar Campaign for Transgender Stars

Magnolia Pictures and the Duplass Brothers are launching an Oscar campaign for TANGERINE stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, reports Variety. This will reportedly be the first awards season push for transgender actress by a movie distributor in Hollywood history. Rodriguez will be pushed as Lead Actress and Taylor as Supporting. They plan on bids for screenwriting and cinematography for the film as well. TANGERINE directed by Sean Baker, was released earlier this Summer via […]