THE PGA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2018 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS PRESENTED BY CADILLAC

January 21st, 2018

WINNERS OF THE 2018 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARD PRESENTED BY CADILLAC

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

“The Shape of Water”

Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

“Coco”

Producer: Darla K. Anderson

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures:

“Jane”

Producers: Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber, James Smith

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 1)

Producers: Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Sheila Hockin, Eric Tuchman, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Joseph Boccia, Elisabeth Moss, Kira Snyder, Leila Gerstein

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 1)

Producers: Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Sheila Lawrence, Dhana Rivera Gilbert

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:

The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and limited series.

“Black Mirror” (Season 4)

Producers: Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (Season 1, Season 2)

Producers: Leah Remini, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Myles Reiff, Adam Saltzberg, Erin Gamble, Lisa Rosen, Grainne Byrne, Taylor Levin, Alex Weresow, Rachelle Mendez

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 4)

Producers: John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

“The Voice” (Season 12, Season 13)

Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Jay Bienstock, Stijn Bakkers, Mike Yurchuk, Teddy Valenti, Carson Daly

The PGA does not vet the individual producers of short-form programs, sports programs, or children’s programs. The winning programs in these categories are:

The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program:

“Carpool Karaoke” (Season 1)

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (Season 23)

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:

“Sesame Street” (Season 47)

TRAFFIK – Trailer

January 20th, 2018

In the action packed thriller, Traffik, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple is surprised by the arrival of two friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez.) Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor, and produced by Roxanne Avent, Paula Patton and Taylor.

Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate will release the film wide on April 27, 2018.



PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES ITS ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT GUIDELINES

January 20th, 2018

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today presented its “PGA Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines” to its 8,200 strong membership, outlining steps the nonprofit has enacted toward combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. These concrete, practical protocols are initial recommendations from the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force, which was created last October in response to extensive reports of alleged professional misconduct by high-profile figures in the entertainment community. During a special meeting on Wednesday, the PGA’s Board of Directors unanimously ratified its Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines, providing specific procedures to safeguard against sexual harassment on and off the set.

Said PGA Presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary, “Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of the Producers Guild membership. As producers, we provide key leadership in creating and sustaining work environments built on mutual respect, so it is our obligation to change our culture and eradicate this abuse. While the PGA is a voluntary membership organization, the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines are sanctioned as best practices for our members.

“The PGA is indebted to TIME’S UP as a resource in creating our protocols. We will continue to work with them, the industry-wide Commission led by Anita Hill, and other organizations in our community until sexual harassment is eliminated from the entertainment workplace.”

The PGA Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines represent the first steps from the Guild’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force, which is conducting an on-going review of the tools available to facilitate prevention, reporting, counseling, and protection. These protocols will evolve as the task force’s recommendations are implemented. A full copy of the PGA Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines is included below as a separate document.

DEVOUR! SONOMA CHEFS & SHORTS GALA DINNER AT THE 21ST ANNUAL SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

January 20th, 2018

The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Canada’s Devour! The Food Film Fest in bringing one of the most unique dining events in the world to SIFF. The Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner brings highly-regarded culinary luminaries like Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, San Francisco), Michael Howell (Founder of Devour!, Wolfville, Nova Scotia) and Sonoma Chefs John McReynolds (Edge) and John Toulze (The Girl and The Fig) together for an extraordinary five-course dinner inspired by short food films from around the world. Matching wines from Sonoma and Canada will accompany each of the five courses. The films are presented simultaneously during the dinner on Thursday, March 22 at 6pm the Sonoma Veterans Hall. This unique offering has sold out in many locations around the world, and with this combination of award-winning chefs, great local foods and wines, it’s sure to please the inner foodie in all. Tickets go on sale for this event on Thursday, February 1 at www.sonomafilmfest.org.

“SIFF is thrilled to work with Devour! The Food Film Fest of Wolfville, Nova Scotia to present the first “Chefs & Shorts Culinary Experience” to our festival attendees!” enthused SIFF Executive Director Kevin McNeely.


About Devour!

Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest film festival focused on food and drink. This annual five-day festival hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs & celebrated filmmakers from around the world and, just this past season, attracted almost 11,000 food and film lovers to Nova Scotia, Canada. The eighth edition of Devour! is slated for October 24-28, 2018.


Pass Information:

The 21st Annual Sonoma International Film Festival runs from Wednesday, March 21 through Sunday, March 25. The best way to experience the Festival and have access to all films is by getting a SIFF pass. SIFF can be enjoyed at different levels. Currently Cinema Passes are $225 for and $725 for Soiree. All Cinema pass holders will have day access to the Backlot Tent in SIFF Village. Soiree pass holders will have day VIP area and evening party access. For information about tickets, festival passes, prices, and benefits visit www.sonomafilmfest.org.

About the Sonoma International Film Festival:

The Sonoma International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world, and inspiring film lovers. Most films screened at the Festival have attending filmmakers and actors making for informative Q&A’s. This unique five-day event features screening venues in and around Sonoma Plaza and offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, John Lasseter, Danny Glover, Demián Bichir, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Keaton and Meg Ryan have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance.

TOMB RAIDER – Trailer 2

January 19th, 2018

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner. The executive producers are Patrick McCormick, Denis O’Sullivan and Noah Hughes.

“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”), Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”) and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”).

In Theaters “TOMB RAIDER,” opening March 16, 2018.

In Theaters January 19, 2018

January 19th, 2018

  DEN OF THIEVES

DEN OF THIEVES Release PosterA Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of “Heat”, DEN OF THIEVES follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

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  12 STRONG 

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“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies.

 
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  FOREVER MY GIRL 

FOREVER MY GIRL Release PosterForever My Girl tells the story of country music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.

 
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  MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER 

MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER Release PosterIMary and The Witch’s Flower the debut film from Studio Ponoc, the ambitious new Japanese animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There), whose reunion with fellow Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There) on this gorgeous, action-packed fantasy film points towards an exciting future.

Mary is a plain, young girl, stuck in a rural British village with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. But a chance encounter with a pair of mysterious cats leads Mary into the nearby forest, where she finds an old broom stuck in the overgrowth of a nearby tree, and the strange blue glow of the fly-by-night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years. As the broom comes to life and lifts Mary high into the skies, she discovers a mysterious school for witches above the clouds. But the charming headmistress Madam Mumblechook and bumbling Doctor Dee are not all that they appear, in a twisting tale that reveals even the most ordinary-seeming children are capable of the most extraordinary adventures.

Based on the 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an all-ages action adventure that harkens back to some of the most beloved animated films of all time, full of ingenious characters, jaw-dropping, imaginative worlds and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to figure her place in the world.

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  DJANGO 

 DJANGO Release PosterIThe year is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Paris and Django Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art. The brilliant and carefree jazz guitarist, king of ethereal swing, plays to standing-room-only crowds in the capital’s greatest venues. Meanwhile his gypsy brethren are being persecuted throughout Europe. His life takes a turn for the worse when the Nazi propaganda machine wants to send him on tour in Germany.

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Justice League – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Release Date

January 19th, 2018

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and DC Entertainment’s epic action adventure “Justice League” is arriving in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars the famed lineup of DC Super Heroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Own it early on Digital on February 13

Blu-ray debuts on March 13

Justice League  Blu-ray

“Justice League” 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack contains the following special features:

· Road to Justice

o Journey alongside DC comic creators as they explore over fifty years of the Justice League, from comic books to animated adventures to their cinematic debut.

· Heart of Justice

o Discover the heart, soul and mind of the Justice League, as the cast and filmmakers share their admiration for DC’s iconic Trinity: Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.

· Technology of the Justice League

o From Batman’s arsenal to Cyborg’s alien tech, interface with the Justice League database to learn their most advanced secrets.

· Justice League: The New Heroes

o Join Ray Fisher on a personal tour to meet the newest members of the Justice League: Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg.

· The Return of Superman

o Bonus scenes not seen in theaters

· Steppenwolf the Conqueror

o Join actor Ciarán Hinds and the filmmakers as they reveal the story behind mankind’s ancient enemy and the Justice League’s greatest challenge.

· Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons

o Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences

· Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue

o Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences

· Scene Studies: Heroes Park

o Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences

· Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle

o Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences

· Suit Up: The Look of the League

o Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson explores the innovation and artistry that goes into creating the costumes of DC’s iconic heroes.

“Justice League” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

· Road to Justice

· Heart of Justice

· Technology of the Justice League

· Justice League: The New Heroes

· Steppenwolf the Conqueror

· Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons

· Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue

· Scene Studies: Heroes Park

· Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle

· Suit Up: The Look of the League

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OWN 4K UHD BLU-RAY >>

GOLDSTONE – Trailer

January 18th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film GOLDSTONE. The film is directed by Ivan Sen, starring Aaron Pederson, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, Cheng Pei-Pei, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Michelle Lim Davidson, Tom E. Lewis

Goldstone Release Date: March 9

Goldstone is a frontier mining outpost, where different cultural worlds collide, in an epically beautiful desert landscape. It is a place where Indigenous, and non-Indigenous, people push against each other like tectonic plates. It is a clash of cultures, ideologies and spirits, and it has been happening since “outsiders” first arrived in Australia.

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple investigation, however, opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of land rights and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his personal differences with a young local cop, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.



HONOR UP – Trailer

January 18th, 2018

“State Property” producer Damon Dash and executive producer Kanye West present HONOR UP, an explosive crime saga that stars Damon Dash, Cam’ron and Stacey Dash. Also featuring Nicholas Turturro, this film reveals a deadly underworld where beats pound as bullets fly and even outlaws must live by the code.

HONOR UP will be released in select theaters and on demand February 16 from Lionsgate.



Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot – Trailer

January 18th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”. The film is directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black.

Amazon Studios will release Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot in theaters May 11, 2018

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.