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In The President is Missing, a powerless and politically aimless Vice President unexpectedly becomes President halfway into his administration’s first term, despite his every wish to the contrary. He walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. Attacked by both friends and enemies alike, with scandal and conspiracy swirling around him, he is confronted with a terrible choice: keep his head down, toe the party line and survive, or act on his stubborn, late-developing conscience and take a stand.
Showtime acquired the rights to the book,
Martin will develop scripted projects for Universal alongside Joshua Martin (co-founder), Carol Martin (vice president) and Prince Baggett (head of creative).
Martin, who is 14 years old, is the youngest person to get a first-look deal at Universal, and the youngest person to get a deal at any studio in recent memory.
"Working with emerging talent is a cornerstone of Universal's overall slate strategy, and ...
Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser will appear in the second season of the Golden Globe-winning series as recurring guest stars, joining series stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in multiple episodes each.
Seymour will play “Madelyn,” a seventy-something, well-to-do woman who Norman (Arkin) had a mad love affair with in the Sixties before he met his wife. Fifty years later, they meet and start again.
Bisset will play “Gabrielle,” Mindy’s (Sarah Baker) mom and Sandy’s (Douglas) French ex-wife who delights in still being able to push the buttons of her ex-husband, while Reiser will play “Martin,” a sixty-something high school teacher who gets romantically involved with Mindy.
The comedy about a former Hollywood star
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“I Love You Philip Morris”) are directing the film from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Based on the true story first published in Condé Nast’s Wired magazine by Joshua Davis, the film is from Condé Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures and Endurance Media, who are also co-financing, and Epic Entertainment. Imr International introduced “King of the Jungle” to foreign buyers at the American Film Market and will continue foreign sales at the European Film Market this week. Stx has committed to a wide U.S. theatrical release.
“King of the Jungle
The first three episodes of the cop drama will be made available for free to subscribers on Spectrum’s On Demand platform on Monday, May 13. The rest of the season will be released weekly each subsequent Monday for the remainder of the 13-episode run.
A spinoff of the “Bad Boys” film series, “L.A.’s Finest” sees Union reprising her role as Syd Burnett from 2003’s “Bad Boys II.” Now an LAPD detective, Syd is paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.
The Oscar winner today hit the studio division of the Jeff Bezos founded company with a $68 million dollar lawsuit over the cancelation of the four-film agreement and Amazon Studios killing distribution of his long completes and shelved A Rainy Day in New York movie.
“In June 2018, however, Amazon backed out of the deals, purporting to terminate
them without any legal basis for doing so, while knowing that its actions would cause substantial damage to Mr. Allen, Gravier, investors and the artists and crew involved in making the films, the breach of contract complaint filed by lawyers for Allen and his Gravier Productions on Thursday in federal court in New York states (read it here).
“Amazon has tried to excuse its action
“The impact the Locarno Industry Academy will have on professionals of the region is ineffable,” said Panama Festival director Pituka Ortega Heilbron. “Attention is being paid to an industry and an audience that is ready for its own cinema. The many festivals and alternative cinemas that are opening in the region attest to this.”
International projects carried out by the Academy will be supervised by Marion Klotz, longtime Locarno Academy collaborator, project manager and member of the selection committee for its co-production lab, Open Doors.
Colombian-Mexican distribution, production and consulting company Interior Xiii founder-director Sandra Gómez will moderate, and provide more local knowledge, as she has at previous editions of academies held in Latin America.
The Academy launched in 2010, intent on developing emerging industry talents in distribution,
“I’m beyond thrilled that ‘Vita & Virginia’ will be opening BFI Flare,” said Button. “I’m so grateful that this film that celebrates love and creativity in all its forms will have a platform at such a vivid and forward thinking festival.”
Based on a stage play by Eileen Atkins and adapted by Button, the film tells the true story of the long-running and passionate relationship between Woolf and Sackville-West and the birth of Woolf’s novel “Orlando,” which their encounters inspired.
His illness may delay production of Nicolas Cage-starring horror-action film “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” which was scheduled to begin shooting this spring.
Cage is to star as a criminal out to rescue a kidnapped girl who has fallen into a dark alternative universe. Imogen Poots has also boarded the film, which is Sono’s first in English.
“Everything we’re being told says he’s in good condition and expects a full and fast recovery. Hopefully so, nothing’s more important than health,” said producer Todd Brown of Xyz Films on Facebook.
Pushing boundaries of sex and violence while mixing in classical music, Christian imagery and black humor, Sono became an international cult favorite in the early years of the millennium.
There was occasional overlap between the British Academy and the Oscars, of course, not least when a U.K. film became a crossover hit: It’s hardly a surprise that tony productions from “Lawrence of Arabia” to “Chariots of Fire” to “Shakespeare in Love
Tfi Group’s cinema division TF1 Studio will handle international sales and also domestic distribution in France. “Way Down” will be directed by Jaume Balaguero (“[Rec]”). Pic starts shooting in April.
Ghislain Barrois and Alvaro Augustin at Telecinco Cinema, which is Mediaset Espana’s film arm, are producing with El Tesoro de Drake Aie, Ciudadano Ciskul (Francisco Sanchez) and Think Studio (Eneko Lizarraga) in collaboration with Mediaset Espana and TF1 Studio. Highmore himself will take a producer credit.
To shoot in and around Madrid and coastal areas in Spain and England, ”Way Down” follows a gifted engineering graduate student (Highmore), who masterminds a plan to break into one of the most impenetrable and
While the current crop of animated pics offer historical themes and adaptations of beloved books, a popular German toy line serves as the basis for one highly anticipated film. The European Film Market is buzzing with animation.
Produced by leading Hamburg-based animation house Ulysses Films, maker of recent hits like “Luis and the Aliens” and “Ooops! Noah Is Gone…” (a.k.a. “All Creatures Big and Small”), “Bayala” explores a fantasy world populated by elves, fairies, unicorns and dragons based on the hot-selling figurines manufactured by German toymaker Schleich.
The film follows two fairy princesses who embark on a journey with a dragon egg to save their magical kingdom.
“‘Bayala’ is everything that small humans aged 5 to 10 just love,” a timeless story of “fantasy,
A number of celebrated titles last year impressed by tackling historical, political and cultural subject matter in original ways, among them Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow’s European Film Award winner “Another Day of Life,” above, Denis Do’s “Funan,” which took the top prize in Annecy, and Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” which won a plethora of prizes around the globe.
This year the trend continues with new and upcoming projects that explore wide ranging subject matter, from such sobering themes as the plight of refugees, racism and war to lighter fare like surrealist cinema and quirky romance.
Norwegian director Mats Grorud tackles the politically charged topic of Palestinian refugees in “Wardi” (The Tower). The film follows an 11-year-old girl living with her family in a Beirut refugee
In the lineup are “Betongold” (“Concrete Gold”), a fast-paced satire about the world of real estate from Ufa Fiction; “Isi & Ossi,” a young-adult romcom from X Filme Creative Pool; and “Freaks,” a drama about a working-class mom with supernatural powers, from Zdf and Lüthje Schneider H?rl Film. The movies are set to start production this spring and will be released globally on Netflix from 2020.
The feature projects follow Netflix’s strong commitment to series in Germany, where it is currently producing a slew of shows, including supernatural hit “Dark” and gritty crime drama “Dogs of Berlin.”
“Concrete Gold,” written and directed by Cüneyt Kaya, follows three young real-estate grifters in Berlin, played by David Kross (“The Keeper”), Frederick Lau (“The Captain”) and Janina Uhse,
Japanese distributor The Klockworx Co. has picked up the franchise's third installment, The Snow Queen. Fire and Ice, production company Wizart Animation announced.
Meanwhile, Indonesia's largest theatrical distributor Cgv Indonesia acquired the fourth part, The Snow Queen. Mirrorlands.
"We are delighted to be working with Wizart Animation, especially releasing The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands because we see a high audience potential," said Karina Mahadi, Cgv Indonesia's head of acquisitions.
Under earlier deals, The Snow Queen 4 will be released later this year in China by Hy Media and ...
French sales outfit Playtime inked deals for the film with buyers across Europe, including Germany (Pandora), Spain (Golem), Benelux (September Film), and Italy (Academy 2) among others and closed for much of the rest of the world, with agreement with mk2/Mile End for Canada, Sharmill Films for Australia, California Filmes for? Latin America and Kino Films for Japan.
Melvil Poupard, Denis Menochet and Swann Arlaud co-star as three men who confront a family priest who abused ...
Poles face challenges as latecomers to the game, with incentives already up and running in 11 former Soviet bloc countries. However, Poland has also benefited from the experience of others, offering an incentives package with smart engineering that features many aspects others have spent years honing for its expected 30% rebates.
Officials from the Polish Film Institute recently announced incentives will be available for producers of co-productions with Poland that are more than 70 minutes with a minimum spend of
Written by Greni and Robert Naess, “All Must Die” is set in the Norwegian woods, where a group of friends are having a bachelorette party but events quickly spin out of control.
“All Must Die” stars Viktoria Winge, Julia Schacht, Veslemoy Morkerid, Marte Saeteren, Tinashe Williamson and Linni Meister. The Oslo-based company Snurr Films produced the movie.
At the Efm, LevelK is also selling “Aurora,” Miia Tervo’s critically acclaimed Finnish romantic comedy that world premiered at the Goteborg Film Festival.
LevelK’s recent acquisitions include the Dutch thriller “Vicious,” directed by Dennis Bots and written by Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe, based on Mel Wallis De Vries’ bestselling novel.
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