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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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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES “ALL I SEE IS YOU” STARRING BLAKE LIVELY AND JASON CLARKE

DIRECTED BY MARC FORSTER, “ALL I SEE IS YOU” WILL HIT THEATERS AUGUST 4, 2017

LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2016) – Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the drama thriller ALL I SEE IS YOU – directed by Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum Solace, Monster’s Ball) and starring Blake Lively (@blakelively, The Shallows, Gossip Girl, The Town) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Everest) – and will release the film nationwide August 4 , 2017. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

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SCAD ANNOUNCES HONOREES AND GUESTS FOR 2016 SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL

Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, Molly Shannon and Miles Teller to receive honors;

Attendees include Demián Bichir, Damien Chazelle, Avan Jogia, Rodrigo Santoro, Shane West and more

SAVANNAH, Georgia — Oct. 14, 2016 – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce honorees, guests and the complete film line-up for the 2016 Savannah Film Festival. Mahershala Ali will receive the Discovery Award, Sam Claflin and Molly Shannon will receive Spotlight Awards, and Miles Teller will receive the Vanguard Award. Held in downtown Savannah, the Festival runs from Saturday, Oct. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Varied Upcoming Slate

 

Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Varied Upcoming Slate

Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Sir Patrick Stewart Join Studio’s Voice Roster; Animated Films from Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Horizon

Culver City, CA, January 18, 2017 – Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace.  The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”

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Owen Wilson, Voice of Lightning McQueen in Disney•Pixar’s "Cars 3," Named Grand Marshal for 59th Annual DAYTONA 500

Owen Wilson, Voice of Lightning McQueen in Disney•Pixar’s "Cars 3," Named Grand Marshal for 59th Annual DAYTONA 500
Popular Star to Deliver Starting Command for "The Great American Race"

Lightning McQueen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Actor Owen Wilson, the voice of the animated character Lightning McQueen in Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie “Cars 3,” will serve as Grand Marshal for the 59th annual DAYTONA 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Feb. 26 at Daytona International Speedway.

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CELINE DION TO PERFORM ORIGINAL SONG “HOW DOES A MOMENT LAST FOREVER” FOR DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

 

CELINE DION TO PERFORM ORIGINAL SONG “HOW DOES A MOMENT LAST FOREVER” FOR DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

 

Beauty and the Beast

BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be included on the film’s soundtrack.

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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES IN-THEATRE VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE FOR THE RELEASE OF ‘THE BIRTH OF A NATION’

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES IN-THEATRE VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE FOR THE RELEASE OF ‘THE BIRTH OF A NATION’

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 26, 2016 – To support National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures will be launching a Nationwide Voter Registration initiative to encourage Americans to register to vote. Fox Searchlight has aligned with theater chains and voting partners, who will hold voter enrollment in theatre lobbies on National Voter Registration Day prior to special promotional screenings of ‘The Birth of a Nation.’ The initiative will continue opening weekend of ‘The Birth of a Nation’ -- October 7th-9th, 2016.

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JACKIE CHAN CAST IN THE UPCOMING FEATURE FILM THE NUT JOB 2

JACKIE CHAN CAST IN THE UPCOMING FEATURE FILM THE NUT JOB 2

LOS ANGELES, — Award-winning actor Jackie Chan has joined the cast of The Nut Job 2 with Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph. The film is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Scott Bindley, Bob Barlen & Cal Brunker. The Nut Job 2 will be released in theaters by Open Road Films on May 19, 2017.

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