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‘American Skin’ Trailer: Nate Parker Returns With A Drama About Police Brutality

Several years ago, after his success debuting “The Birth of a Nation” at film festivals, it seemed that Nate Parker was bound to become one of the most exciting filmmakers in America. However, when past sexual assault charges resurfaced from his days in college, the buzz seemed to dissipate from ‘Birth.’ Now, years later, writer-director-star […]

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Andy Samberg’s ‘Palm Springs’ Breaks Sundance Sales Records — By 69 Cents

Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs just broke the nicest records at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival this year. Hulu and Neon acquired the romantic-comedy for $17.5 million…and 69 cents. The number broke Sundance sale records for the biggest acquisition deal, sailing past Nate Parker’s 2016 film The Birth of a Nation by, yes, 69 cents. And […]

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‘Palm Springs’ Breaks Sundance Record for Biggest Sale Ever — by 69 Cents

Andy Samberg’s “Palm Springs” has just broken the record for the biggest sale in the history of the Sundance Film Festival — by $0.69.A joint announcement on Monday from Hulu and indie distributor Neon confirmed the existential comedy was purchased for $17,500,000.69 in a sale brokered by UTA Independent Film Group. That figure exceeds the […]

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Neon, Hulu confirm record-breaking $17.5m and 69c Sundance deal for ‘Palm Springs’

Acquisition beats previous record set by The Birth Of A Nation in 2016.Hulu and Neon confirmed on Monday evening (27) that the worldwide deal for Sundance drama Palm Springs is a record-breaker, eclipsing the $17.5m Fox Searchlight paid for The Birth Of A Nation in 2016 by 69 cents.The partners negotiated the acquisition with UTA […]

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TIFF Breakout ‘Bad Education’ Sells to HBO in Near-$20 Million Deal, but That Means No Oscars

One of this year’s buzziest Toronto International Film Festival breakouts might be about to land a home, and with a record deal to boot. Deadline reports that HBO is nearly at a deal to acquire Cory Finley’s fact-based embezzlement drama “Bad Education” for a price tag “nearing $20 million.” (Variety reports that the number is […]

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Nate Parker’s ‘American Skin’ Added to Venice Film Festival Slate

Nate Parker’s “American Skin” has been added to the Venice Film Festival lineup in the fest’s Sconfini section.The film, about a black Iraq War veteran who seeks justice for his son killed in a shooting, is the first feature from Parker since his 2016 slavery drama “The Birth of a Nation.”Parker wrote, directed and stars […]

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‘Oh, Ramona!’: Netflix’s Raunchy, Juvenile Romanian Teen Comedy Might Be The Worst Movie Of The Year [Review]

To describe Romanian teen comedy”Oh, Ramona!” as the most politically incorrect movie since “The Birth Of A Nation,” is a ridiculous hyperbolic statement, yes, but it’s that kind of horrified, over-the-top, and yet sincere reaction you may find yourself feeling at this terminally unfunny and painfully misjudged film. Netflix (did they read the script? Or […]

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‘The Best of Enemies’ Is Latest Proof Hollywood Needs a Better Approach to Stories About the Civil Rights Era

For better or worse, race-reconciliation movies are a longstanding Hollywood tradition. The formula is often the same: Stories are set in the Civil Rights era — from the mid-1950s through the early 1970s — and center on black-white relationships, with a white protagonist who is transformed by a relationship with a black person. There are […]

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Felicity Huffman Joins Angela Bassett And Patricia Arquette In ‘Otherhood’ At Netflix

Exclusive: Felicity Huffman, Jake Lacy and Jake Hoffman have joined Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette in the romantic comedy feature Otherhood for Netflix. The project is being produced by Cathy Schulman and Jason Michael Berman (The Birth of a Nation). The movie is currently underway in New York with helmer Cindy Chupack. Huffman, who most […]

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Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker to make comeback after rape controversy

The director, whose debut suffered after his acquittal from a 1999 rape charge was publicised, returns with a film about an Lapd homicide detectiveNate Parker, the film-maker whose award-winning directorial debut The Birth of a Nation was engulfed in controversy after it emerged Parker had been acquitted of rape charges, is to return with a […]

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