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    Warner Bros. Teams With Ron Howard's Imagine, Animal Logic on Family Films

    Warner Bros. has formed a five-year partnership with Imagine Entertainment and Animal Logic Group to co-produce and co-finance animated and hybrid family films. The companies made the joint announcement Tuesday. They will share a development fund, with financing, production responsibilities and company credit being determined on a picture-by-picture basis. All films produced under this partnership [...]

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    Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde's 'Booksmart' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Mike O’Brien have rounded out the cast of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart.” The Annapurna Pictures film stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Noah Galvin, Diana Silvers, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Austin Crute, Eduardo Franco, and Nico Hiraga also recently [...]

  • 'Papillon' Trailer: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek

    Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek Plan Jailbreak in First 'Papillon' Trailer

    Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek plan their escape in Bleecker Street’s first trailer for “Papillon.” In the trailer, Hunnam’s character is dragged out of his girlfriend’s home and sent to prison as he exclaims that he is being framed. He soon finds himself imprisoned on an island with seemingly no escape, surrounded by shark-infested waters and [...]

  • Steven Spielberg's Amblin Signs First-Look Deal

    Steven Spielberg's Amblin Signs First-Look Deal With Jennifer Todd

    Amblin Partners has closed an exclusive first-look deal with film and television producer Jennifer Todd and her company, Jennifer Todd Pictures. The two-year production deal, announced Tuesday, will cover film projects under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners. Todd’s credits that include “Alice In Wonderland,” its sequel “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” as [...]

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    Cannes 2018: Big Movies Soar, as Independent Movie Market Contracts

    Seeing worldwide sales sell-outs on “355” and “Ironbark,” from FilmNation, and Studiocanal’s “The Secret Garden,” the 2018 Cannes Film Festival proved the second big market in a row to buck, although only in part, longer-term pessimism. After glacial-paced early trading, titles sold from Cannes first weekend both to the U.S. and abroad at a steady, [...]

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    Jay-Z, Moby, Dominique A Videos Feature in Annecy Lineup

    The Commissioned Films competition at the 2018 edition of the Annecy Film Festival and MIFA market will feature 31 commissioned animated short films, chosen from 417 submissions. Participating films are either music videos, commercial advertisements or educational videos, which will compete for two awards: The Annecy Cristal for a Commissioned Film and the Jury Award [...]

  • Film Movement Nabs North American Rights

    Film Movement Nabs North American Rights For Wanuri Kahiu’s 'Rafiki' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Film Movement has acquired North American rights for “Rafiki,” Wanuri Kahiu’s moving LGBT drama that world premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard this month. The film is a coming-of-age story about two teenage girls whose blossoming romance is opposed by their families and community. The movie was banned in Kenya, where homosexuality is illegal, with [...]

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