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The Orchard Lands U.S. Distribution for SXSW Award-Winner ‘The New Romantic’

The Orchard Lands U.S. Distribution for SXSW Award-Winner ‘The New Romantic’ Indie distributor The Orchard picked up U.S. distribution rights for another South by Southwest award-winning film on Tuesday, securing rights to “The New Romantic,” written and directed by newcomer ...

Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ (Exclusive)

Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ (Exclusive) Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Mike O’Brien have rounded out the cast of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart.” The Annapurna Pictures film stars Kaitlyn Dever ...

Film Movement Nabs North American Rights For Wanuri Kahiu’s ‘Rafiki’

Film Movement Nabs North American Rights For Wanuri Kahiu’s ‘Rafiki’ Film Movement has acquired North American rights for “Rafiki,” Wanuri Kahiu’s moving LGBT drama that world premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard this month. The film is a coming-of-age story about ...

Barry Levinson To Be Honored At 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival announced on Wednesday that Oscar-winner Barry Levinson will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 2018 ...

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4 Review: The Beginning of the End Proves It’s Good That the Show Is Ending

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4 Review: The Beginning of the End Proves It’s Good That the Show Is Ending More than once, creators and stars have referred to making a season of television as running a marathon, and sometimes you can feel the exhaustion that comes with that statement. It gives us no ...

“Sprinkling a Little ‘Stacey’ On It”: Director Stacey K. Black on How to Excel at Directing Episodic Television

Directing episodic television can be one of the most challenging forms of filmmaking. A tricky balancing act is required by having to simultaneously meet the expectations of the audience, the demands ...

“Sprinkling a Little ‘Stacey’ On It”: Director Stacey K. Black on How to Excel at Directing Episodic Television

Directing episodic television can be one of the most challenging forms of filmmaking. A tricky balancing act is required by having to simultaneously meet the expectations of the audience, the demands ...

‘Show Dogs’: Filmmakers Apologize to Parents Who Claim Its Message Could Make Children Vulnerable to Sexual Predators

‘Show Dogs’: Filmmakers Apologize to Parents Who Claim Its Message Could Make Children Vulnerable to Sexual Predators The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has scolded Will Arnett’s latest film, the PG-rated “Show Dogs,” as potentially dangerous viewing for kids. While the May 18 release sounds innocent, if a ...

Indie Beat Podcast Talks To Film Festival Creative Director Rachel Morgan

Ravenous Indie Beat fans, it’s been a minute, but the wait is now over. On this episode, we spoke to Rachel Morgan, creative director for the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Morgan ...

Gaspar Noé Isn’t Angry ‘Climax’ Didn’t Compete at Cannes, Says Jury Was Too ‘Moralistic’ to Give Him An Award Anyways

Gaspar Noé Isn’t Angry ‘Climax’ Didn’t Compete at Cannes, Says Jury Was Too ‘Moralistic’ to Give Him An Award Anyways Read any list of the best movies at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and it’s more than likely you’ll find Gaspar Noé’s “Climax” listed among the best titles the festival and its sidebar sections had to ...

Damon Lindelof Begs Fans To Give His “Remixed” ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation A Shot

There are novels throughout time that are deemed “unfilmable.” Works that are so detailed, so intricate, and so unique that attempting to adapt them would defeat the purpose and always come off as ...

‘Custody’ Trailer: Parents Battle For Their Child In This Amazing Thriller From Director Xavier Legrand

You wouldn’t imagine a film about a topic like a divorce and custody issues would be a pulse-pounding thriller. But as you see in the first trailer for Xavier Legrand’s feature film directorial debut, ...

Major Studios Released a Historically Low Amount of Lgbtq-Inclusive Films in 2017 — Report

At the Beverly Hills headquarters of Wme/Endeavor Content Tuesday, GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis disclosed a “bleak” assessment of how major Hollywood films told Lgbtq narratives in 2017. According ...

Ryan Reynolds Teaming Up With Director Michael Bay On ‘Six Underground’ For Netflix

It appears the Netflix spending spree is ongoing and this time the streaming giant snatched up the team of one of the biggest actors in Hollywood and the director known for big explosions. That’s ...

‘Killing Eve’: How the Assassin-Chic Costumes Reflect the Show’s Twisted Psychology

‘Killing Eve’: How the Assassin-Chic Costumes Reflect the Show’s Twisted Psychology [Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 1 of “Killing Eve,” except for the finale.] Actress Jodie Comer loved her patterned “Killing Eve” suit so much, she wanted to take it home ...

Tig Notaro on ‘Star Trek,’ Moving on From ‘One Mississippi,’ and Breaking One of the Biggest Rules of Comedy

Tig Notaro on ‘Star Trek,’ Moving on From ‘One Mississippi,’ and Breaking One of the Biggest Rules of Comedy It’s hard to write a good punchline. Whether you’re a comedian who leans more toward one-liners or stories, finding the perfect capper is the trickiest part. But there’s something about the way that ...

Contest: Win A Copy Of Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Annihilation’ On Blu-Ray

Prior to the release of “Annihilation,” the conversation surrounding the film was about the release strategy. Originally scheduled for a worldwide release from Paramount, the studio ended up selling ...

The 20 Best Teen TV Shows of the Last 20 Years

The perils and plights of adolescence have always been a source of fascination for television audiences, and right now that’s more true than ever, as Netflix dominates the zeitgeist with teen-focused ...

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Original Film Was Going to Be ‘Gritty’ and Would Not ‘Just Service Fans’

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Original Film Was Going to Be ‘Gritty’ and Would Not ‘Just Service Fans’ There may be no “Lord and Miller cut” of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” but a new Variety cover story sheds further light on what such a feature would have looked like. When the prequel’s original ...

Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs Reveal the Class of 2018 — Exclusive

The Sundance Institute has announced the 13 independent film projects selected to take part in this summer’s Screenwriting and Directing Labs. This year’s projects reflect the Institutes’ increased ...

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