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Academy Award® Winner Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam and Eiza González Attached To Tim Kirkby’s Thriller ‘Waldo’

Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Charlie Hunnam ("Sons  of Anarchy") and Eiza González (Baby Driver, upcoming Welcome to Marwen) are attached to star in Tim Kirkby's ("Veep") Waldo. IMR International will launch foreign sales at the AFM this week.

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Jennifer Fox To Produce 2018 Governors Awards®

Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards, for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced. The ceremony will be held Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

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Saban Films Acquires StudioCanal's "King Of Thieves" Directed By James Marsh Starring Sir Michael Caine And Jim Broadbent

Saban Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to Academy Award® Winner James Marsh's (The Theory of  Everything) King of Thieves starring Academy Award® Winner Sir Michael Caine (The Quiet American), Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady).

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HBO Sports Acquires U.S. and Canada Television Rights From Priority Pictures To Zimbalist Brothers’ Award-Winning Documentary, "Momentum Generation"

HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canada television rights to Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's eye-opening feature-length documentary film Momentum Generation, which made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and won the Audience Award.

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg and Spike Lee With Its "Patron Of The Artists Awards"

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced it will present its Patron of the Artists Awards to entertainment industry leader, WndrCo Co-founder and NewTV (working title) Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and trailblazing Director/Producer/Writer Spike Lee whose most recent film BlacKkKlansman opened earlier this year. 

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Film Independent Announces The 2018 Fast Track Projects And Awards $60K In Alfred P. Sloan Grants At The LA Film Festival

Film Independent announced the 15 projects and 28 filmmakers selected for the 16th annual Fast Track film finance market. Held during the LA Film Festival, Fast Track helps producer-director teams advance their projects through meetings with top industry executives.

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Focus Features Announces Production On Harriet Feature On The Life Of Heroic Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production on Harriet, a new feature chronicling the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be played by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award®-winner Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows).

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The Academy to Honor Kathleen Kennedy, Marvin Levy, Frank Marshall, Lalo Schifrin and Cicely Tyson at 2018 Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

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PBS Wants YOU to Join THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

Something "bookish" is going on, and PBS wants to encourage everyone to be a part of it. Launched this past April and continuing throughout the fall, PBS' THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is asking people to choose "America's Best-Loved Novel."

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Reelabilities Film Festival Lands In Los Angeles; Opens with Chloé Zhao’s THE RIDER (Full Schedule)

The inaugural ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2018 announced its lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films.  The festival runs October 11-14, 2018 at locations throughout the city. Tickets and passes will be available to purchase in early September. 

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Brett Donowho, Anthony Callie And Mickey Gooch Join Forces To Launch Runaway Planet Content Group

Runaway Planet Content Group launches as a bold, new finance and production company headed by veteran director/producer Brett Donowho, seasoned film executive Anthony Callie, and Florida-based financier Mickey Gooch, with Donowho and Callie overseeing day-to-day operations from their Hollywood offices.

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Film Independent’s LA Film Festival Showcases Global Media Makers Summit At Cairo International Film Festival

Film Independent announced the fourteen filmmakers selected from the Middle East, Northern Africa and Turkey to participate in the third annual Global Media Makers, an international film exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

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  • Boston Man Charged In Child Kidnapping Cannibalism Plot

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    Geoffrey Portway, the final of three men who met online, has been charged with sending explicit messages that included plotting to kidnap, rape, torture, and murder children and then dismember and eat them.

     
  • Eleven More Stars Set to Present At 89TH OSCARS®

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    Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the third slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.  

  • Jennifer Fox To Produce 2018 Governors Awards®

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    Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards, for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced. The ceremony will be held Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.  

  • Molly's Game To Close AFI Fest 2017 Presented By Audi With Gala Screening And Tribute

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    Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin will be honored by AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi with a Tribute and Premiere Closing Night Gala screening of STX films and The Mark Gordon Company's MOLLY'S GAME on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  

  • Academy Reveals Winning Nicholl Screenwriters; Scripts To Be Performed At Live Read In November

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    Three individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  For the sixth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts.  

  • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA - A Howling Good Time!

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    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, the newest animated feature from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, brings to the screen a high flying, magical romantic comedy from Director Genndy Tartakovsky.

     
  • LAIKA Partners With Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios For International Sales of New Animated Feature

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    LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, has pacted with AGC International, the worldwide sales and distribution arm of AGC Studios, Stuart Ford's recently launched global content studio. 

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