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Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL... (more...)
Reelz to Present Two Princess Diana Documentary Specials This July Reelz to Present Two Princess Diana Documentary Specials This July
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

REELZ today announced two new original documentary specials about the real stories behind Princess Diana's remarkable life and mysterious death.... (more...)
Josh + Benny Safdie's LENNY COOKE Available on VOD 6/7 Josh + Benny Safdie's LENNY COOKE Available on VOD 6/7
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

LENNY COOKE marks the first feature-length documentary by the Safdie brothers, who directed the Independent Spirit Award and IFP Gotham Award-nominated HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT... (more...)
IFP Announces Narrative Selections for 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs IFP Announces Narrative Selections for 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten narratives selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP's annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors... (more...)
Showtime to Produce Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi Showtime to Produce Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

For the first time, Belushi's widow Judith Belushi Pisano has agreed to cooperate with the making of a film about the late comedian's life, and provided the exclusive photo of John from her private collection.... (more...)
Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, addressing a growing need in the field of independent storytelling, especially for women and filmmakers of color. The new FilmTwo In... (more...)
High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017 High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the high-concept action thriller WHEELMAN starring Frank Grillo.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Indie Film THE FATHER AND THE BEAR to Premiere at Stony Brook Film Festival Photo Flash: Indie Film THE FATHER AND THE BEAR to Premiere at Stony Brook Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Veteran director JOHN PUTCH'S new independent film will unspool at the 21st annual Long Island festival on July 22nd to begin the week of films in competition.... (more...)
Stony Brook Film Festival Nabs World Premiere of New Indie THE FATHER AND THE BEAR Stony Brook Film Festival Nabs World Premiere of New Indie THE FATHER AND THE BEAR
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Veteran director JOHN PUTCH'S new independent film will unspool at the 21st annual Long Island festival on July 22nd to begin the week of films in competition.... (more...)
Oscilloscope Acquires Sophia Takal's ALWAYS SHINE Oscilloscope Acquires Sophia Takal's ALWAYS SHINE
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2016

Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights from Visit Films to Sophia Takal's second directorial feature, ALWAYS SHINE... (more...)
First Look Media Names Annie Marter SVP, Feature Film First Look Media Names Annie Marter SVP, Feature Film
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

First Look Media, a new-model media company supporting independent voices, and co-financer of Academy Award winning best picture, Spotlight, announced today that Annie Marter has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Feature Film, ramping up their studio's efforts in film. Marter is a film in... (more...)
Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film Expo Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career which has spanned decades from his work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show to recent Film/TV and Theatre work! Thi... (more...)
Hannah Simone to Host New Unscripted Survival Competition Series KICKING & SCREAMING on FOX Hannah Simone to Host New Unscripted Survival Competition Series KICKING & SCREAMING on FOX
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2016

Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL) will host KICKING & SCREAMING, the new eight-episode FOX competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives.... (more...)
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Characters Flying to McDonald's for Worldwide Happy Meal Program THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Characters Flying to McDonald's for Worldwide Happy Meal Program
by Movies News Desk - May 09, 2016

In anticipation of the worldwide release of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE this May, McDonald's will be serving as a key collaborator, supporting the film in 119 global markets and in approximately 33,000 restaurants starting today.... (more...)
Official: Alden Ehrenreich to Portray Han Solo in Disney's Stand-Alone STAR WARS Film Official: Alden Ehrenreich to Portray Han Solo in Disney's Stand-Alone STAR WARS Film
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2016

Alden Ehrenreich will portray Han Solo in Disney's upcoming stand-alone STAR WARS film.... (more...)
Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Ut... (more...)
First-Ever THE SIMPSONS Store Opens in Beijing, China First-Ever THE SIMPSONS Store Opens in Beijing, China
by TV News Desk - May 05, 2016

The first-ever THE SIMPSONS store opened today in Taikooli Sanlitun, Beijing it was announced by Jeffrey Godsick, President of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Yoyo You, General Manager of Her-Chain.... (more...)
Craig Ferguson to Host NBC's 2nd Annual RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL Craig Ferguson to Host NBC's 2nd Annual RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL
by TV News Desk - May 04, 2016

Craig Ferguson and a star-studded cast of Hollywood favorites is coming together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most in 'The Red Nose Day Special' on NBC.... (more...)
Di Bonaventura Pictures to Develop New Take on Cult Classic Horror Film PUPPET MASTER Di Bonaventura Pictures to Develop New Take on Cult Classic Horror Film PUPPET MASTER
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2016

Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band's cult classic horror film franchise PUPPET MASTER.... (more...)
MGM Television's Mark Burnett Hires Producer Barry Poznick as President, Unscripted Television MGM Television's Mark Burnett Hires Producer Barry Poznick as President, Unscripted Television
by TV News Desk - April 28, 2016

MGM Television Group's Mark Burnett today announced that Barry Poznick, a 25-year veteran of unscripted television and a leading producer in the industry, is joining the company as president, Unscripted Television... (more...)
Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - April 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016.... (more...)
Turner Set to Launch New Streaming Movie Service Turner Set to Launch New Streaming Movie Service
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

Global media company Turner is launching the company's first direct-to-consumer product in the U.S. called FilmStruck.... (more...)
FSLC & Luce Cinecitta Announce 16th Edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema FSLC & Luce Cinecitta Announce 16th Edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
by Movies News Desk - April 22, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà announce the complete lineup for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, June 2-8.... (more...)
Amazon Prime Video & Broad Green Pictures Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal Amazon Prime Video & Broad Green Pictures Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal
by Movies News Desk - April 22, 2016

Broad Green Pictures and Amazon today announced a multi-year output deal, which will make Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green's upcoming slate of theatrical films.... (more...)
John Ridley, Idris Elba to Star in Limited Showtime Series GUERRILA John Ridley, Idris Elba to Star in Limited Showtime Series GUERRILA
by TV News Desk - April 20, 2016

Academy Award-winner John Ridley (American Crime, 12 Years a Slave) will write, direct and executive produce GUERRILLA, a new six-part limited series set to air on SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic,... (more...)



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