Fox Worldwide Film Marketing Chiefs, Chief Content Officer Out Amid Disney Layoffs

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Fox president of Worldwide Marketing Pam Levine, her co-president Kevin Campbell and the division’s chief creative officer Tony Sella will all be exiting the company now that merger of Disney and Fox is complete.
They are the latest big names to …

Rom-Com ‘Plus One’ Acquired By RLJE Films Ahead Of Tribeca Premiere

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RLJE Films has scooped up rights to Plus One, Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer’s romantic comedy that will have its world premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival. The distributor, which recently released the Sundance revenge pic Mandy starrin…

National Board Of Review Latest Critics Group To Set 2020 Gala Date

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The National Board of Review said Wednesday it will hold its annual awards-season gala next year on January 8 in New York City. That will be one day after the New York Film Critics Circle set its gala honoring the year’s best in movies.
The NBR, …

‘Mary Magdalene’ With Rooney Mara (And Joaquin Phoenix As Jesus) Resurrected For U.S. Theaters By IFC Films

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IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Mary Magdalene, the biopic from Lion director Garth Davis that had been in the clutches of The Weinstein Company in the midst of its collapse and eventual sale. Now the pic starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and…

‘Full Frontal’ And ‘Russian Doll’ Producer Jax Media Launches Film Division, Taps John Hodges To Run It

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John Hodges, one of the founders of A24 who exited soon after the indie studio’s Moonlight won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017, has found a new gig. Jax Media, the TV production company behind TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Netflix&#82…

Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Book Rights Land At Riven Rock Projects, Eyed As TV Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Waterman Entertainment and Riven Rock Projects principal Cooper Waterman and producer Matthew Phelps are moving into the action-thriller space with the acquisition of Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone book series, which they are developing a…

James Gunn On ‘Guardians’ Return: “From The Bottom Of My Heart, Thank You”

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James Gunn has responded after Deadline broke the news today that Disney has reinstated him as writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, after the studio fired him off the threequel last July when old tweets surfaced that made light of pedophilia a…

Ric Roman Waugh And Gerard Butler’s Disaster Thriller ‘Greenland’ Lands In U.S. At STX

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STXfilms has acquired domestic distribution rights to Greenland, a disaster thriller that will be the next film from Angel Has Fallen director Ric Roman Waugh and that film’s star Gerard Butler. The studio said it is eyeing a May production start…