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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES ANIMATED FAMILY FILM “ARCTIC JUSTICE: THUNDER SQUAD”

The AMBI Media Group Movie Features The Voices of Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston and Omar Sy

Wide Theatrical Release Slated for 2018

Los Angeles / Toronto (February 1, 2017) --- Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to ARCTIC JUSTICE: THUNDER SQUAD – the epic 3D CGI animated family film from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group. The movie features the voices of Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston and Omar Sy, and is directed by Aaron Woodley.  The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

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ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER JOSH GROBAN TO RELEASE ORIGINAL SONG “EVERMORE” FROM DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” SOUNDTRACK

BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Multi-platinum international recording artist and songwriter Josh Groban has recorded an all-new original song, “Evermore,” for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will appear in the film’s end credits as well as the soundtrack.

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MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON “BLACK PANTHER”

Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis Star in the Newest Chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

BURBANK, CALIF. (January 26, 2017)—Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,”  “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”),  with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).

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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES DIRECTOR GEREMY JASPER’S “PATTI CAKE$”

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, McCaul Lombardi, Sahr Ngaujah, Wass Stevens, and MC Lyte

Specialty Arm Acquires Worldwide Rights

PARK CITY, UT January 25, 2017 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired worldwide distribution rights to first-time writer / director Geremy Jasper’s infectious hip hop debut film PATTI CAKE$, starring Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, McCaul Lombardi, Sahr Ngaujah, Wass Stevens, and MC Lyte. The film is an RT Features, Stay Gold Features, Maiden Voyage Pictures presentation of a Department of Motion Pictures production.  It is the new company’s first feature film.  PATTI CAKE$ is produced by Michael Gottwald, Noah Stahl, Rodrigo Teixeira, Dan Janvey, Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Chris Columbus, with Lourenço Sant’Anna, Sophie Mas, Eleanor Columbus, Josh Penn, Jonathan Bronfman, Lon Molnar, Fernando Fraiha, and Bill Benenson serving as executive producers.  The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in 2017.

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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES DIRECTOR AMANDA LIPITZ’S SUNDANCE SENSATION “STEP”

Specialty Arm Acquires Worldwide Distribution and Remake Rights

PARK CITY, UT January 24, 2017 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired worldwide distribution and remake rights to director and producer Amanda Lipitz’s inspiring documentary STEP, featuring Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre and Paula Dofat. The film is a Stick Figure, Impact Partners, Vulcan and Scott Rudin production and produced by Lipitz and Steven Cantor with Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, Jenny Raskin, Scott Rudin, Paul G. Allen, Carole Tomko, Micheal Flaherty, Valerie McGowan, Barbara Dobkin, Regina K. Scully, Debra McLeod, Jay Sears, Ann Tisch and Andrew Tisch serving as executive producers.  STEP will be released in 2017.

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ARIANA GRANDE AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM OSCAR® AND GRAMMY®-WINNING SONG “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

ARIANA GRANDE AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM OSCAR® AND GRAMMY®-WINNING SONG “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” AS THE TITLE TRACK FOR DISNEY’S UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK TO THE LIVE-ACTIONADAPTATION OF THE ANIMATED CLASSIC

BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2017) – GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar®-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ musician John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet “Beauty and the Beast” as the title track for Disney’s upcoming soundtrack to the live-action film adaptation “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be featured in the film.

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Atom Tickets Appoints Iconic Leaders of Film Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Tyler Perry to Newly Formed Advisory Board

Award-Winning Directors and World-Renowned Actor First Members Appointed; More to be Added

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – December 5, 2016 – Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, today announced that visionary filmmakers Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Tyler Perry have joined its newly formed advisory board. The board will serve as a resource to Atom Tickets as it continues to bring the most innovative and convenient theatrical movie experiences to consumers.

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VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT ENDS BIDDING PANDEMONIUM OVER THE VEIL, ACQUIRING NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FROM HIGH OCTANE PICTURES

LOS ANGELES — Following a frenzied vie for rights at this year’s AFM, High Octane Pictures announced today that it has sold the North American rights for the sci-fi feature THE VEIL to Vertical Entertainment, who will release the film theatrically in Q2 2017.

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PRODUCTION UNDERWAY ON WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ AND VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES’ “OCEAN’S 8”

Gary Ross directs the all-star cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.

BURBANK, CA – November 2, 2016 – The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York.  Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO ANIMATED FEATURE FILM “SPARK”

THE ACTION-FILLED SPACE ODYSSEY INCLUDES VOICE TALENT FROM HILARY SWANK, SUSAN SARANDON, JESSICA BIEL, PATRICK STEWART, AND INTRODUCES JACE NORMAN

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2, 2016) – Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired domestic distribution rights to SPARK starring voice talent from Academy Award®-winning actresses Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon, Golden Globe®-nominee Patrick Stewart, Jessica Biel, and introducing Jace Norman. The animated film is directed by Canadian filmmaker Aaron Woodley. Open Road Films plans to release SPARK in theatres on April 14, 2017.

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