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Rich Sommer, Tiera Skovbye to Star in Horror Movie ‘Summer of ’84’ (Exclusive)

Rich Sommer, Tiera Skovbye to Star in Horror Movie ‘Summer of ’84’ (Exclusive)
Mad Men” star Rich Sommer and Tiera Skovbye of “Riverdale” are starring in the horror-thriller “Summer of ’84” with production beginning Wednesday in Vancouver, Variety has learned exclusively.

Brightlight Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky are the production companies. Matt Leslie is producing with Jameson Parker and Shawn Williamson from Brightlight Pictures alongside Cody Zwieg who will oversee production for Gunpowder & Sky.

François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell are directing from a script by Leslie and writing partner, Stephen J. Smith. The cast also features Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, and Cory Gruter-Andrew.

“We’ve assembled a strong cast of seasoned veterans and talented young actors,” said Williamson, president of Brightlight Pictures.

“Summer of ’84” explores the idea that every serial killer lives next door to someone. Verchere’s 15-year old character spends his summer investigating his police officer neighbor, portrayed by Sommer, and is convinced he is the local serial killer all over the news. Skovbye
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Shia Labeouf Thriller ‘Man Down’ Sells Just One Ticket at U.K. Box Office

Shia Labeouf Thriller ‘Man Down’ Sells Just One Ticket at U.K. Box Office
Ouch.

Man Down,” a war thriller with Shia Labeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) when it premiered in a single U.K. theater over the weekend, according to ComScore. That’s the equivalent of selling a single ticket, given that the U.K. Cinema Association puts the average movie admission cost in the country at £7.21.

“Poor Shia,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “That opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something.”

The film played in one location, Reel Cinema in Burnley. It was simultaneously released digitally on demand, making the theatrical release something of an afterthought. It launches on DVD and Blu-ray next month, according to the Guardian.

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Berlin: Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to Star in ‘The Kid Detective’

Berlin: Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to Star in ‘The Kid Detective’
Adam Brody and Sophie Nelisse are attached to star in Evan Morgan’s murder mystery “The Kid Detective.”

UTA and Myriad Pictures will handle sales and production is set to begin in early 2017. Myriad will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival.

Morgan will direct from his own script, which centers on a once celebrated kid detective (Brody) who’s now 29 and continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. That changes when a naïve client (Nelisse) seeks to discover who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

Morgan was the co-writer, producer and editor of “The Dirties,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, and was released internationally by Kevin Smith, Phase 4, and Pulse Films. He most recently received the Canal Plus Prizeat the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival for his short “A Pretty Funny Story.”

Shawn Williamson
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25 underrated political dramas

Rebecca Clough Jan 20, 2017

As America gets its new President, we look at some excellent political drama films that may have slipped under your radar...

Political dramas can be entertaining, informative and even educational, opening up debates and offering new points of view. (When experiencing a year of tumultuous change like the one we’ve just had, they can also be a comforting reminder that, no matter what your situation, it could always be worse...) With the full whack of corruption, war, and conspiracy, here are 25 political dramas which deserve to be better known.

See related 25 underrated political thrillers 17 new TV shows to watch in 2017 Taboo episode 3 review The Girl On The Train review 25. The Marchers/La Marche (2013)

When teenager Mohamed (Tewfik Jallab) is shot by police, his friends want revenge, but he has a better idea: peaceful protest. Marching from Marseille to Paris, they band together with quite an assortment of characters along the way.
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Robert Redford to Retire From Acting After Next Two Films to ‘Focus on Directing’

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Robert Redford to Retire From Acting After Next Two Films to ‘Focus on Directing’
Robert Redford’s days in front of the camera are coming to an end.

The screen icon, 80, revealed that he plans to retire from acting after his next two films during a new interview with his grandson, Dylan Redford.

“I’ve got two acting projects in the works: Our Souls at Night, with Jane Fonda, a love story for older people who get a second chance in life, and Old Man with a Gun, a lighter piece with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek,” he said.

“Once they’re done then I’m going to say, ‘Okay, that’s goodbye to all that,
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Afm: Christian De Gallegos Joins Insurgent Media for International Sales

Insurgent Media has hired industry veteran Christian De Gallegos as head of international sales as part of its launch of the new division.

Insurgent made the announcement Thursday at the American Film Market. De Gallegos will report to CEO Ezna Sands and will oversee international sales for Insurgent Media’s slate.

“I’m thrilled to start our international sales division with such an esteemed veteran in the sales world,” said Sands. “We share the same passion and drive. With our dynamic slate at Insurgent, it is going to be an exciting partnership for us.”

De Gallegos said, “I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in my career. Insurgent is the home I’ve been looking for; it is a dynamic team with cutting-edge taste and the relationships to produce the movies I want to make a reality.”

De Gallegos ran sales for Green-Light Intl. and handled titles including “Imperium,
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‘Moneyball’ Co-Producer Alissa Phillips Signs Exclusive Deal with Voltage

Voltage Pictures has entered into an deal with Alissa Phillips for her to produce feature films, television series and mini series exclusively with the company.

Phillips will work alongside the current Voltage production team which includes the presidents of production Craig Flores and Zev Foreman and senior VP Dom Rustam.

Prior to joining Voltage she was a producer with Michael De Luca where she was an exec producer on “Dracula Untold” and co-executive produced Frank Darabont’s TNT series “Mob City.” Most recently, she executive produced the SyFy miniseries “Childhood’s End.”

Phillips is also exec producing the recently announced Focus feature “On the Brinks,” based on the best-selling memoir of the same name.

“We are incredibly excited to have Alissa work with us, her studio experience and multi layered production experience will be a great compliment to our existing team.” said Voltage topper Nicolaus Chartier.

Voltage produced “Dallas Buyers Club,
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How Shia Labeouf Reacted to Every One of His Movies

  • Vulture
How Shia Labeouf Reacted to Every One of His Movies
As Shia Labeouf has been live-streaming himself watching all of the movies he's been in for three days street at Angelika Film Center in New York, we've seen his expressions change from glee to boredom to just zonked out. Here we’ve amassed a catalog of all the major reactions Labeouf had to his films.Man Down Fury Nymphomaniac, Volumes 1 & 2 He was visibly entranced during both installments of Nymphomaniac and all of its sex scenes. At some point, he started to get cold. The Company You Keep He got a little sleepy during Robert Redford’s 2012 political thriller that you probably haven't seen. Lawless Transformers: Dark of the Moon Like all of us, he can barely seem to stomach the third Transformers movie. Until he just straight up fell asleep. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen So we’ve established that he really does not see
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Us producer Green-Light launches international sales arm

Us producer Green-Light launches international sales arm
Christian de Gallegos will head the new division, which will debut at the Afm with a slate including Imperium, Custody and Antibirth.

Los Angeles-based production company The Green-Light Group has launched Green-Light International, a new international sales, distribution and financing operation headed, as president, by Christian de Gallegos.

The sales operation, which will make its debut at next month’s American Film Market (Afm), already has three titles on its slate.

These include third party acquisition Imperium, a thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as an undercover FBI agent investigating a terrorist plot,

The other two titles comprise Green-Light projects Custody, a dramatic thriller written and directed by James Lapine with Viola Davis starring, and Antibirth, a sci-fi horror outing with Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny.

Imperium is currently shooting while Custody and Antibirth are both in pre-production.

Green-Light Group founders Jeff Elliott (Phenom, Man Down, Blunt Force Trauma) and Chad Moore say the sales operation will handle both Green-Light
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Green-Light launches international sales arm

Green-Light launches international sales arm
Christian de Gallegos will head the new division, which will debut at the Afm with a slate including Imperium, Custody and Antibirth.

Los Angeles-based production company The Green-Light Group has launched Green-Light International, a new international sales, distribution and financing operation headed, as president, by Christian de Gallegos.

The sales operation, which will make its debut at next month’s American Film Market (Afm), already has three titles on its slate: third party acquisition Imperium, a thriller with Daniel Radcliffe starring as an undercover FBI agent investigating a terrorist plot, and Green-Light projects Custody, a dramatic thriller written and directed by James Lapine with Viola Davis starring, and Antibirth, a sci-fi horror outing with Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny. Imperium is currently shooting while Custody and Antibirth are both in pre-production.

Green-Light Group founders Jeff Elliott (whose previous producing credits include Phenom, Man Down and Blunt Force Trauma) and Chad Moore say the sales operation will handle
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Anne Hathaway-Starrer ‘Colossal’ Ignites Voltage, Brightlight Sales Deal

Anne Hathaway-Starrer ‘Colossal’ Ignites Voltage, Brightlight Sales Deal
Anne Hathaway-starring thriller “Colosal” — set to start lensing Oct. 19 in Vancouver, according to a source close to the production — is the first title Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures is selling as part of a new five-film sales deal with Canada’s Brightlight Pictures.

Brightlight’s Shawn Williamson and Chartier recently inked a three-year, non-exclusive sales agency deal, following their collaboration on the 2012 Robert Redford film “The Company You Keep.”

“As we increase our international sales, we look forward to more movies from Shawn and Brightlight,” said Chartier.

Founded by Williamson in 2001, Brightlight is the Vancouver-headquartered film and TV production company and packager of over 35 titles. Williamson recently exec produced “The Interview” (Columbia), and produced Alexandre Aja’s “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” (Miramax).

Jason Sudeikis also stars in “Collosal,” which is written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo (“Timecrimes”), and produced by Vigalondo’s longtime producing partner Nahikari Ipina of Sayaka Producciones and,
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Voltage, Brightlight strike five-film deal

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Voltage, Brightlight strike five-film deal
Shawn Williamson’s Vancouver-based production company Brightlight Pictures has signed a sales agency agreement with Nicolas Chartier’s Los Angeles-based company that kicks off with Anne Hathaway starrer Colossal.

The parties have signed a three-year, five-film, non-exclusive deal following their collaboration on the 2012 Robert Redford thriller The Company You Keep.

Jason Sudeikis also stars in Colossal, which as previously announced centres on a jobless woman who believes she is connected to a giant lizard rampage in Tokyo.

Williamson and Vigalondo’s longtime producing partner Nahikari Ipiña of Sayaka Producciones serve as producers. CAA represents Us rights and packaged the project.

“Knowing Nic for as long as I have, I look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts,” said Williamson. “Voltage has shown itself to be one of the leading international sales outfits and we are excited to have them representing our productions.”

Chartier added: “As we increase our international sales, we look forward to more movies from Shawn
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A Walk In The Woods – The Review

With Labor Day less than a week away, it’s not too late to explore the “great outdoors”, at least at your local multiplex. This past Winter, Reese Witherspoon earned an Oscar nomination in the true life tale of a woman, Cheryl Strayed, who recently hiked the long, arduous Pacific Crest Trail all by herself in the drama Wild. Her journey seemed to be a way of exorcising her own personal demons. This new true life nature hike isn’t quite so somber, but it’s equally daunting. Around the time that Reese was hitting the road (cinema-wise), Robert Redford was also going solo, but on an aquatic voyage (which turned into a fight for survival) in All Is Lost. Now he’s on land and on foot at the East Coast near equivalent, the Appalachian Trail. But the Sundance Kid is more than twice Reese’s age. Does he stand a chance there?
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"Woods" Was Going To Be Redford & Newman

  • Dark Horizons
Filmmaker Ken Kwapis has revealed that the upcoming Robert Redford and Nick Nolte drama "A Walk In The Woods" was originally going to feature an on-screen reunion between "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" and "The Sting" stars Redford and Paul Newman.

Redford has been planning this adaptation of the 1998 for a decade, but Newman's death in 2008 led Robert Redford to shelve the project for sometime. Four years later, Redford cast Nick Nolte in "The Company You Keep" and the pair finally got to work together for an extended period of time.

They clicked, and as a result Redford decided to proceed with "A Walk In The Woods" again. Kwapis tells Cinema Blend:

"They had never worked together before. And although their paths probably crossed over the years they didn't really know each other. So they worked on that film. They only had a few scenes together but they got on splendidly.
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Cambridge Film Festival reveals full line-up

Cambridge Film Festival reveals full line-up
UK premieres include Palio, The Company You Keep and Infinitely Polar Bear.Scroll down for full programme

The 35th Cambridge Film Festival (Sept 3-13) has revealed its full line-up for this year, including titles from over 30 different countries.

Star*Men, a documentary from debut director Alison E. Rose will open the festival. The film follows four UK astronomers, Donald Lynden-Bell Frs and Roger Griffin of the University of Cambridge, and Wal Sargent Frs and Neville Woolf of Manchester University, on a road trip to the United States.

The festival’s closing night gala will be the UK premiere of Palio, Cosima Spender’s documentary about the world’s oldest horse race, which debuted at Tribeca in April before playing at Karlovy Vary in July.

The main programme will feature the UK premiere of Robert Redford’s political thriller The Company You Keep, which he directrs and stars in. The festival will also screen the Redford-starring A Walk In The Woods, from
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British government looking at 10 year sentence for piracy

  • Den of Geek
A new consultation has been launched, which could see the maximum UK sentence for online copyright infringement increased heavily...

The British government has launched a new consultation, with one proposal set to increase the prison time for online copyright infringement from up to two years to up to 10 years. That would bring it in line with the similar penalty for infringing the copyright of physical goods.

The consultation document cites a 2015 report by the name of 'Penalty Fair?', which suggested that "the vast majority of online copyright offenders have links to further criminality and seek to monetise their illicit activities online via advertising or subscription fees".

It adds that "the Government expects that increasing the maximum sentences available under the specific online copyright offence provisions would have a deterrent effect on criminals seeking to make money in this way. It will also provide real punitive action against those who
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Robert Redford Drops Out of Directing 9/11 Thriller 'Against All Enemies' (Exclusive)

Robert Redford Drops Out of Directing 9/11 Thriller 'Against All Enemies' (Exclusive)
Robert Redford has dropped out of directing the 9/11 thriller Against All Enemies. Redford had been prepping Enemies for a fall shoot, and the film was poised to be Redford's follow-up to his most recent helming effort, 2012's The Company You Keep. But sources say he has bowed out due to scheduling conflicts. He will be promoting two films in the fall: Ken Kwapis' A Walk in the Woods, which hits theaters on Sept. 2, and the Dan Rathers drama Truth, which is currently undated but expected to be released in the fourth quarter. Redford had been developing the hot-

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Voltage Pictures hires John Fremes

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John Fremes has joined Voltage Pictures as president of international sales and distribution and will report to president and COO Jonathan Deckter.

Fremes arrives from Nu Image / Millennium and replaces Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, who is transitioning into a production deal with Nicolas Chartier’s company and to that effect will be on set in Ireland for John Moore’s I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan.

For the last three years Fremes served as president of international sales and distribution at Nu Image / Millennium, where he sold titles like Expendables 2 and 3, Olympus Has Fallen, Homefront and the upcoming London Has Fallen and Mechanic: Resurrection.

Voltage has also brought in Scott Bedno from Spotlight Pictures as vice-president of international sales. Bedno, along with Voltage’s international sales coordinator Mike Quinn, will report directly to Fremes.

The moves underscores Chartier’s plans to ramp at the company up after he brought in Deckter as partner last month.

“We are thrilled
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Jonathan Deckter Leaves IM Global, Joins Voltage

In an expansion move, Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has hired IM Global President Jonathan Deckter.

Deckter will take over running all day-to-day business operations of Voltage Pictures as well as serve as president/COO. Chartier will continue in his role as CEO and oversee all production-related activities along with Zev Foreman and Craig Flores.

Voltage has financed “Killer Joe,” “The Company You Keep,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Voltage recently completed “Fathers and Daughters,” directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul, and “Good Kill,” directed by Andrew Niccol, and starring Ethan Hawke. Its upcoming releases also include “The Secret Scripture,” directed by Jim Sheridan with Rooney Mara, and “Knock Knock,” directed by Eli Roth, with Keanu Reeves starring.

“Over the past ten years we have built Voltage from a small two person venture into what it is today,”” Chartier said. “By adding
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Jonathan Deckter joins Voltage as partner

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In a significant switch that underscores Voltage’s ambitions, the executive has left as president of Im Global to become president / COO at Nicolas Chartier’s company.

Deckter, who served five years at Im Global, arrives as a partner of Chartier and will oversee day-to-day business operations at Voltage Pictures.

Chartier, who will continue as CEO, is keen to expand Voltage’s film and TV productions, announce new hires by the summer and complete several international mergers and acquisitions with strategic partners.

Chartier will oversee all production-related activities alongside production president Zev Foreman and Voltage Films partner Craig Flores.

Voltage has produced and financed such films as Killer Joe and The Company You Keep and earned three Oscars for Dallas Buyers Club in 2014 and six for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

The company recently completed Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers And Daughters starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul and Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill with recent Academy
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