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‘13 Reasons Why’ Producer Michael Sugar to Open D.C. Branch for His Sugar23 Venture (Exclusive)

Michael Sugar, best known for producing “Spotlight” and “13 Reasons Why,” is launching an office in Washington D.C., for his production company Sugar23.The move, announced on Wednesday, makes Sugar23 one of the first major L.A. production companies to anchor itself in the country’s capital and political center.“We believe that D.C. is the epicenter for law, […]

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‘Watchmen’ director Nicole Kassell, Participant team on fishing industry exposé (exclusive)

Project marks acclaimed director’s third feature.Nicole Kassell, riding high after her work on Emmys contender Watchmen, is teaming up with Participant to direct Silver Seas, a feature about the Pulitzer Prize-winning female reporters who exposed slavery in the southeast Asian fishing industry.AP journalists Esther Htusan, Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza became the first […]

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Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Unknown Man’ Heads for South Australia Shoot

Crime thriller, “The Unknown Man” has been confirmed to shoot in South Australia, when film productions resume after the coronavirus crisis. The film is produced by and co-stars Joel Edgerton opposite the U.K.’s Sean Harris.“The Unknown Man” is written and directed by Thomas M Wright, director of Acute Misfortune, and known for his performances in […]

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Netflix Commits To Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Film; Scorsese, Spielberg, Todd Phillips Producing

Exclusive: After launching two Oscar Best Picture nominees in The Irishman and Marriage Story, Netflix is re-stocking its star-driven prestige film arsenal with a big one. Netflix has acquired all rights to the untitled Leonard Bernstein film that Bradley Cooper will direct, star in and produce from the script he co-wrote with Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe […]

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‘1917’ Wins the PGA Award; Is the Oscar for Best Picture Next?

The Producers Guild Association awards were tonight, and Oscar prognosticators were tuned to what the guild would choose as Best Picture. Since the PGA and the Oscars have expanded the Best Picture category, there have only been two times when the PGA winner didn’t line up with the Oscars: La La Land (the Oscar went […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America are announcing the winners in the motion picture and television categories for its 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium.The PGA Awards has been one of the most reliable bellwethers for the Oscar for best picture, matching award in 21 of its past 30 years, […]

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‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Trailer: Tom McCarthy Has a Disney+ Movie

Dozens of directors are making the jump to streaming, with more options for auteurs to push the envelope or get an unlimited budget for a passion project. Tom McCarthy, the director of the powerful Oscar-winning film Spotlight, is joining that group to direct…a Disney+ movie. McCarthy directs the family film Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, […]

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Kew Media Distribution Signs Distribution Deal With Participant

Kew Media Distribution has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Participant, the L.A.-based company behind “Spotlight,” “Green Book” and “Roma,” to start handling global television and digital rights on some new projects from Participant.As part of the deal, Kew Media will distribute Participant’s socially and politically engaged documentaries and narrative feature films, as well as […]

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‘Dark Waters’ Trailer: Mark Ruffalo Unearths a Deadly Cover-Up in This True Story

When he’s not acting, Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Spotlight) is an activist and environmentalist. But now all three of those interests are colliding in Dark Waters, a new film from Carol director Todd Haynes that’s based on a true story. Ruffalo plays a lawyer who discovers that American company DuPont was responsible for dumping chemicals […]

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