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…

Sony Animation Picks Up ‘Hair Love’ Short From ‘BlacKkKlansman’ EP Matthew A. Cherry

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EXCLUSIVE: With directing gigs on Big 4 shows like Whiskey Cavalier and The Red Line, Matthew A. Cherry has a pretty full dance card this year, but the BlacKkKlansman executive producer is heading into some new territory also.
Animation, to be precise….

Roadside Attractions & Samuel Goldwyn Acquire Max Lewkowicz Docu ‘Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles’

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Drink, l’chaim…to life! Max Lewkowicz’s Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles has found a home at Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films. The two companies have co-acquired worldwide rights to the documentary that tells the story behi…

‘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…

Oscilloscope Acquires Justin Chon Sundance Drama ‘Ms. Purple’

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EXCLUSIVE: After the warm reception it received at its world premiere at Sundance in January, Justin Chon’s sibling drama Ms. Purple has found a home. Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Ms. Pur…

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…

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…

‘Star Trek’ Doc: Shout! Acquires ‘What We Left Behind’

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Shout! Studios has just acquired worldwide rights to the new Star Trek feature documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shout! plans to release it across multiple platforms including theatrical by year’s end.
T…

Seth Green’s ‘Changeland’, His Film Directing Debut, Getting June Release Via Gravitas Ventures

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EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Changeland, which is Seth Green’s feature film writing and directorial debut. He stars alongside Breckin Meyer in the buddy comedy-drama, which will now hit theaters day-and-date …

Gabrielle Union, 5 Minutes More Bite On ‘Tallulah The Tooth Fairy CEO’; Yamara Taylor To Adapt Kids Book Into Movie

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EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions has teamed with 5 Minutes More Productions to acquire rights to Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, the self-published children’s book by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli. Black-ish and Boondocks writer-prod…

‘Arctic’ Producers Acquires Screen Rights To Stage Play ‘The Haven Place’

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EXCLUSIVE: Union Entertainment Group, the production company behind the Mads Mikkelsen-starring Cannes film, Arctic, has secured the film and television rights to The Haven Place, a stage play by Levi Holloway. Union Entertainment’s Haeussner is …

Storyboard Entertainment Acquires Book Rights To Abortion Story, Taps ‘Mr. Robot’s Kor Adana For Feature Adaptation

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EXCLUSIVE: Storyboard Entertainment has secured the rights to the book To Offer Compassion: A History of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion which was co-authored by Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf who will serve as co-producers on the …

Berlin Silver Bear Winner ‘Piranhas’ Headed For U.S. In Music Box Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to Piranhas, the film adaptation of Gomorrah author Roberto Saviano’s bestseller. The pic, which just won the Silver Bear for best screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, will hit U.S….

Saban Films Acquires Robert Patrick Horror Thriller ‘Tone-Deaf’ Ahead Of SXSW Premiere

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Saban Films has picked up domestic rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s horror thriller Tone-Deaf which stars Terminator 2‘s Robert Patrick and Silicon Valley‘s Amanda Crew. Tone-Deaf will make its world premiere at SXSW on March 10 at 11:55pm at …

‘Making Babies’, Glenne Headly’s Final Film, Gets March Release Via Samuel Goldwyn

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Making Babies, a romantic comedy from Josh Huber that stars Eliza Coupe, Steve Howey, Ed Begley Jr and Glenne Headly in her last screen role. The pic will get a March 29 release date via Dada F…

Real ‘Game Of Thrones’ Over; DOJ Ends Quest To Kill AT&T & Time Warner Deal

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Maybe it’s because Donald Trump wants to keep using Game of Thrones imagery as props but the Department of Justice today has conclusively given up on its long running effort to stop AT&T acquiring Time Warner.
“We are grateful that the Court of App…

Roadside Attractions Picks Up Telluride Film ‘Trial By Fire’, Sets Spring Release

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Roadside Attractions has obtained the U.S. distribution rights to the Edward Zwick-directed true-crime drama Trial by Fire and has slated a release date for May 17. Based on a 2009 article in The New Yorker by David Grann, the film starring Jack O’Conn…