News for the ‘Movies’ Category


Friday, October 20th, 2017

Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service — at more than 400 AMC locations nationwide. Each of the first 25 servicemembers (per location) with valid, government-issued ID who request a ticket will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. preview screening.

From the writer of American Sniper and the studio that brought you Lone Survivor, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Thank You for Your Service arrives in theatres nationwide on October 27.

The promotion will be available at all AMC Theatres playing Thank You for Your Service. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office on October 26. Each guest must present a valid government-issued military ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each military ID presented, while supplies last. This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on October 26, only.

“Once we began a discussion with AMC about how we could embody the spirit and message of Thank You for Your Service, they stepped up to the plate in a major way,” said Jim Orr, Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager, Universal Pictures. “We are honored that up to 10,000 U.S. veterans and active servicemembers will be among the first to experience this riveting film from our partners at DreamWorks.”

“Thank You for Your Service reminds us all of the tremendous sacrifice made by America’s servicemembers and their families,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP Worldwide Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC Theatres. “AMC is pleased to partner with Universal Pictures to offer veterans and active servicemembers the opportunity to attend this preview screening at no charge.”

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy – Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand Release Date

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The stakes are higher than ever in the intense action-adventure Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, arriving Unrated and Unhinged on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand January 30, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in association with Impact Pictures/Chestnut Productions. The wildly anticipated next installment of the popular Death Race franchise, this Universal 1440 Entertainment original production brings fans along for the deadliest competition on wheels, where brutal fights and explosive car races abound. An action-packed thrill ride, this all-new movie is the grittiest and bloodiest installment yet!

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Blu-ray


  • Inside the Anarchy: Filmmakers and cast describe how this chapter of the Death Race franchise stands out from the rest. From new locations, to a fleet of new cars, to a new star in Zach McGowan, see why Death Race: Beyond Anarchy is the deadliest Death Race yet!
  • Time Served: Lists & Goldberg: Hear Death Race franchise veterans Fred Koehler and Danny Trejo discuss what it’s like to be back playing Lists and Goldberg, and how their characters have changed.
  • On the Streets of Death Race: Beyond Anarchy: Director Don Michael Paul and cast explain how the stunt work gave the production a uniquely energetic feel.
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Don Michael Paul and Star Zach McGowanach McGowan
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    Film Mode Entertainment Announces the World Market Premiere of BLOOD BOUND

    Sunday, October 15th, 2017

    Just off the heels of an extremely successful run at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment is thrilled to announce the World Market Premiere of BLOOD BOUND starring EDEN BROLIN (BEYOND) daughter of multiple award-winning actor Josh Brolin, JOSEPH MELENDEZ (OZARK), and Emmy-Award Winner ERIC NELSEN (THE BAY). The film is written and directed by RICHARD LEMAY, who recently directed DIMENTIA 13 which was picked up for distribution by Universal’s specialty genre-arm, Chiller Films.

    Every 25 years, it begins. Bound to an ancient pact, a family of unlimited power descends upon a small rural town to sacrifice four human lives, one being a member of their own family. This ROSEMARY’S BABY meets DRAG ME TO HELL thriller takes a dark look into how far the human spirit can take one soul in it’s most desperate hour. Layered with plot twists and conflicted characters, BLOOD BOUND follows six people as they carry out their destiny to their ultimate horror.

    “We are thrilled to bring BLOOD BOUND to the marketplace for MIPCOM 2017 and to show footage to buyers for the very first time. It’s the perfect addition to our already impressive line-up of films.” Said Mathilde Epstein, COO of Film Mode Entertainment, who will be representing the company at MIPCOM this year. “We are quickly becoming the home for elevated genre films as evident in our success with films like THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring James Caan. Our roster consists of a variety of these commercially viable titles that buyers and audiences around the world the world have been asking for.”

    In addition to BLOOD BOUND, Film Mode Entertainment is pleased to present MIPCOM buyers with the 2017 TIFF Official Discovery Selection, HUMAN TRACES, starring MARK MITCHINSON (THE HOBBIT) and SOPHIE HENDERSON (POWER RANGERS), and VINNIE BENNETT, an official TIFF 2017 Rising Star and one of the next generation’s actors poised for international success.

    The psychological thriller HUMAN TRACES will continue to make its mark at MIPCOM, alongside a number of other films that Epstein and Film Mode Entertainment have prepared, all of which focus on addressing a variety of needs in the marketplace. “In its main mission of generating mystery, intrigue and suspense, the film delivers in good style. (Variety)

    Productions such as VIKING DESTINY starring screen legend TERENCE STAMP, and KNIGHTS OF THE DAMNED, from the producer of GAME OF THRONES, strive to bring a new kind of action movie to the box office.

    Other films include THE GIRL WHO INVENTED KISSING, a romantic drama staring LUKE WILSON and SUKI WATERHOUSE and the Inspirational Drama LITTLE PINK HOUSE, starring CATHERINE KEENER is already receiving numerous accolades for “bringing urgency to a fascinating, underexplored theme.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

    There are also a variety of Thriller and Horror films from Film Mode Entertainment, including FrightFest Official Selection MINDHACK that premiered last month in London to rave reviews. This new sci-fi thriller, featuring amazing special effects, delves deep into the controversial, chilling and terrifying world of bio-hacking, especially and frighteningly relevant in current times.

    “We were blown away by the originality and timeliness of Royce’s directorial debut. This is one of the most creative and commercially relevant films in the marketplace that knows exactly who its audience is; Millennials and Gen Z,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment.


    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    Comedy icons Mike Epps (“The Hangover,” “Death Wish,” “Girls Trip”) and Katt Williams (“Friday After Next,” “Norbit,” the upcoming “Father Figures”) will star opposite one another in the urban comedy “The House Next Door” – a sequel to Deon Taylor’s 2016 urban indie hit “Meet the Blacks.”

    The pairing marks a reunion for Epps and Williams who last starred together in New Line’s 2002 hit “Friday After Next”, also a sequel in Ice Cube’s popular “Friday” movie franchise.

    Deon Taylor (“Traffik,” “Motivated Seller,” “Supremacy”) is directing “The House Next Door” as well as producing the film with partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. Mike Epps is a producer on the film via his Naptown Productions banner along with producing partner Niles Kirchner, who is executive producing. Katt Williams is executive producing as well.

    In addition to Epps, who starred in “Meet the Blacks,” many of the original cast will return for the sequel, including Bresha Webb (“Ride Along 2”, “Marlon”), Zulay Henao (“Fighting”), social media star Andrew Bachelor (aka ‘King Batch’), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.

    After surviving a night of terror and becoming a best-selling author, overstressed Carl Black (Epps) moves his family back to his childhood home where he hopes to work in peace and quiet on a new book that he owes his publisher. But when his quirky neighborhood becomes host to a mysteriously extravagant pimp (Williams), Carl’s work is interrupted after his dead-beat cousin becomes convinced the new neighbor is actually a vampire and is trying to steal Carl’s entire family away. Carl is forced to team up with an oddball cast of neighborhood characters as they take the fight to the vampire pimp in a hilarious battle for Carl’s family… and the future of his old hood.

    Principal photography is set to commence next week in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Said Taylor, “Mike and Katt are so comedically explosive together. I don’t know how we’re going to keep it together on set with these two at the top of their game, but we’re happy to have this as our problem to deal with! Audiences really responded to ‘Meet the Blacks’ so we’re happy to give them another dose of dysfunction with ‘House Next Door.’”

    Mike Epps recently wrapped “The Trap” which he stars in, wrote and produces under his Naptown Banner with Queen Latifah and Tip Harris. He also wrapped the independent film “Acts of Violence” opposite Bruce Willis.

    “The House Next Door” continues a busy year for Taylor who wrote, directed and produced the thriller “Traffik,” which will be released by Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films in April 2018 and stars Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, Omar Epps, William Fichtner and Roselyn Sanchez. Taylor also wrote directed and produced the thriller “Motivated Seller” starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Megan Good, and also produced, with Jamie Foxx, the comedy feature “All-Star Weekend,” starring Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr – directed by Jamie Foxx.

    To date, Taylor’s films have all been financed by his longtime business partner and lead investor, Robert Smith. Robert Smith founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm’s Managing Principal. Vista has consistently ranked as one of the top Private Equity Firms in the world over the past 10 years with over $3 billion in capital under management.

    Mike Epps is represented by CAA, Primary Wave Entertainment and attorney Todd Ruebenstein.

    ICM Partners represents both Katt Williams and Deon Taylor and will handle worldwide sales of the film.


    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    Continuing their commitment to creating new opportunities for a new generation of women filmmakers and writers, Tribeca Enterprises and CHANEL announced today the third annual THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. The program was created to provide a balance of industry support, artistic development and funding for new and emerging, U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films.

    Presented by Tribeca and CHANEL, in collaboration with Pulse Films, and facilitated by Tribeca Film InstituteÒ (TFI), the multi-faceted program, has selected five emerging female filmmakers to receive project support, and take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship, and peer-to-peer sessions. At the end of the program, each of the five filmmakers will pitch her project to a jury of industry experts. One filmmaker will be awarded full financing to produce her short film, along with support of Tribeca Studios to make the project, and the four other projects will each be awarded grant funds to continue the development of their films.

    The filmmakers will convene for three days in New York City, October 17-19, for an in-depth, intimate program concentrating on script-to-screen development, casting, finding collaborators, and working with music composers, costume designers, and producers. Selected participants, along with one female filmmaking partner each, will attend master classes and have individual mentoring sessions with leading women in filmmaking, meet distributors, and refine their pitching skills. During the summer, each filmmaker was given the opportunity to work with writing mentors to shape and refine her project.

    “We created THROUGH HER LENS with CHANEL three years ago to support and nurture female artists through mentorship and funding,” said Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises. “Since then, we’ve built a community of incredible women storytellers who recognize how critical it is to discover and empower female filmmakers. We’re excited to welcome this next generation of rising talent to the program.”

    “We’re thrilled to give such a talented new class of filmmakers the opportunity to participate in THROUGH HER LENS,” said Amy Hobby, Executive Director of TFI. “The program, and advancing the careers of female filmmakers in general, is an important part of our year-round work elevating diverse storytellers in order to advance racial, gender and economic equity.”

    The Leadership Committee participating in the program includes:

    · MASTER CLASS ADVISORS: writer/director Amma Asante MBE (Belle, A United Kingdom, Where Hands Touch), actor Dakota Fanning (“The Alienist,” Brimstone, The Runaways), producer Donna Gigliotti (Hidden Figures, Silver Linings Playbook, Shakespeare in Love), composer Laura Karpman (Paris Can Wait, Underground), producer Riva Marker (Stronger, Beasts of No Nation), and costume designer Sandy Powell (Wonderstruck, Carol, The Aviator).

    · JURORS: director/producer Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding, Queen of Katwe), producer Paula Weinstein (“Grace and Frankie,” The Perfect Storm, Recount), and actor/producer Rachel Weisz (Disobedience, The Lobster, The Constant Gardner, My Cousin Rachel).

    · MENTORS: producer Caroline Baron (“Mozart in the Jungle,” Capote, Monsoon Wedding), writer/executive producer Ilene Chaiken (“The L Word,” “Empire,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”), writer Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire, Limitless, Hairspray), casting director Ellen Lewis (Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman), actor Elizabeth Olsen (Wind River, Ingrid Goes West, Avengers: Infinity War), and producer Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right, American Honey).

    · WRITING MENTORS: producer Effie T. Brown (Fox’s “Star,” Dear White People, “Project Greenlight”), producer Lucy Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Divergent Series), president of TriStar Hannah Minghella (Trainspotting 2, Baby Driver), and director/writer/producer Robin Swicord (The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha, Little Women).

    The selected projects and filmmakers are:

    · VUELA – Marianne Amelinckx (Writer/Director). Venezuela could have been one of the richest countries in the modern world, but ineffective government policies and corruption have made the country one of the most dangerous places to live. Vuela (Fly) tells the story of a chance encounter between Luisa and Monica just before they take off to different countries and leave everything behind them, including the opportunity to get to know each other. Marianne Amelinckx is a Venezuelan writer/director whose passion for storytelling led her to write and direct Salta, a very personal short film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Vuela is the second short film of the trilogy: Salta, Vuela, Corre. She is also currently working on ‘39 bedrooms’, a personal blog that might turn into her first feature film.

    · WINGMEN – Nicole Emanuele (Writer/Director). Sarah’s bachelorette party is all cigarettes and penis shots, until she and her best friend Marie get the call to report for active duty the next day. They’ve been training for years to be deployed by the US Navy, so they’ve got this, right? Nicole Emanuele’s short film Love, Gina (2017) played at Cinequest and Rooftop Film Festival and was featured on The Playlist. She produced Not Waving But Drowning (2012) with Adam Driver, Lilli Reinhart, Megan Guinan and Vanessa Ray and is currently a development executive at YouTube Red overseeing series and films including Step Up: High Water and Doug Liman’s Impulse.

    · NO FAULT – Myna Joseph (Writer/Director). Following a near-fatal car accident, Lu wrestles with creeping invisibility as she approaches the second half of her life. On this long winter day, she finds her physical identity fractured, ignored, misunderstood, and judged – but with wry humor and stubborn resilience, she’s determined to be seen. Myna Joseph’s short film Man screened at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight, Sundance, SXSW, and New Directors/New Films Festival. She was nominated for a 2016 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for The Mend, which was also nominated for a Gotham Award. Myna attended the Sundance Directors’ and Screenwriters’ Labs with her feature Charlotte XVI and is a graduate of Wellesley College and Columbia University’s M.F.A film program.

    · SUICIDE BY SUNLIGHT – Nikyatu Jusu (Writer/Director). Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, finds it difficult to suppress her bloodlust when a new woman is brought around her estranged twin daughters. Nikyatu Jusu is an award-winning Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker. Her screenplay Free the Town participated in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Diverse Writers Workshop and was selected for both the 2013 Durban Film Mart and Film Independent’s Fast Track. Her short film, Flowers, won the HBO short film award and is her third film acquired by HBO.

    · GIRL WANTS MAGIC – written by Anna Zlokovic (Writer/Director). Manny, an outcast and bullied high schooler, finds her only friend in music. When her teacher, Mr. Hornby, is possessed by a violent, alien insect, Manny is forced to fight her biggest demon yet and discover her magic within. Anna is an award-winning writer/director based in Los Angeles and an alumna of the USC Film & TV Production program. Her films and music videos have screened internationally at festivals including SXSW, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Fantasia Int’l Film Festival, and Oberhausen Int’l Film Festival. She is a founding member of the Aporkalypse filmmaking collective.

    This past year, CHANEL strengthened its initiatives to support female filmmakers with Tribeca when it became the presenting partner of the Nora Ephron Prize. Awarded during the annual Tribeca Film Festival, the prize was created in 2013 to honor exceptional female filmmakers who embody the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker. Women who have received the award include: Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang, Equity), Talya Lavie (Zero Motivation), Laura Bispuri (Sworn Virgin) Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills), and Petra Volpe (The Divine Order) from this past year.

    The main recipient of last year’s THROUGH HER LENS grant, Feathers, directed by A.V. Rockwell, is currently in post-production. In 2015, the program’s inaugural year, the grant was awarded to WigShop, directed by Kat Coiro (L!fe Happens, And While We’re Here), which debuted at the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival.

    Tribeca actively cultivates independent voices in storytelling and has been at the forefront of supporting women filmmakers. THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program—the most recent iteration of Tribeca’s commitment to female artistic voices—continues to provide resources to help empower emerging women storytellers in the industry. The nonprofit affiliate of Tribeca, Tribeca Film Institute, supports female filmmakers through, among other initiatives, its cornerstone grant and mentorship program, Tribeca All AccessÒ. Currently in its 15th year, the program supports scripted, documentary and interactive storytellers from diverse communities, including those that are statistically underrepresented in the industry.


    Thursday, October 12th, 2017

    Twentieth Century Fox and Locksmith Animation, the UK’s new high-end CG feature animation studio, have today revealed their inaugural project together, RON’S GONE WRONG. Co-Directors Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Pixar Story vet J.P. Vine (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur) will helm the film for a November 2020 release.

    RON’S GONE WRONG is the first project in the recently announced multi-year production partnership between Twentieth Century Fox and Locksmith Animation, which is expected to deliver one film every 12-18 months. Locksmith Animation will develop and produce the project end-to-end in London with partners Double Negative providing digital production.

    The multi award-winning creative team assembled for RON’S GONE WRONG includes Production Designer Nathan Crowley (Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight) with Aurelien Predal (Mune, The Little Prince), Character Designer Carter Goodritch (Ratatouille, Despicable Me), Editor David Burrows (The Lego Movie), Cinematographer David Peers (Happy Feet), and VFX Supervisor Philippe Denis (Trolls). Writers are Peter Baynham (Borat, Hotel Transylvania) and Sarah Smith (Arthur Christmas) and Producer is Lara Breay (Megamind, Penguins of Madagascar). Julie Lockhart and Sarah Smith serve as Locksmith Producers with co-Founder Elisabeth Murdoch as Executive Producer, alongside Peter Baynham. RON’S GONE WRONG will be distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox.

    Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart, co-Founders of Locksmith Animation, said: “While we have set our bar for talent extremely high, the team assembled in London for RON’S GONE WRONG is truly exceptional, including some of the most respected and dynamic film-makers working in feature animation today. It’s a brilliant launchpad for our UK studio, and with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox we are on an exciting journey.”

    At a licensing presentation on October 9 at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London to showcase some of Twentieth Century Fox’s forthcoming plans in the animation space, Locksmith Animation Founders and Co-CEO’s Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart revealed the title and shared a first look at the project, including concept art, animation tests and plot points.

    RON’S GONE WRONG tells the story of the wonderful walking, talking, digitally connected bot that sweeps the world becoming every kid’s new Best Friend. But when an eleven-year-old boy ends up with one that doesn’t work, his attempts to teach it become a hilarious, heart-warming exploration of what real friendship means in a world of algorithms and social media.


    Thursday, October 12th, 2017

    Gravitas Ventures has partnered on North American rights to Amanda & Jack Go Glamping, a quirky, romantic comedy from writer-director Brandon Dickerson. The film will premiere at the Austin Film Festival at the end of the month before debuting in theaters and on demand on November 10.

    With his marriage on rocky ground, dejected one-hit-author Jack Spencer (David Arquette, Never Been Kissed) goes “glamping” with his wife, Amanda (Amy Acker, “The Gifted”), in search of a spark. When the isolated retreat suddenly becomes anything but private with the arrival of double booking honeymoon hipsters and a super-hunk landowner (Adan Canton, “Designated Survivor”), Jack must learn to get over himself as he dives deep off the grid into a comedic exploration of love, failure, relevance, and miniature donkeys. Academy Award® nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) also stars.

    Although technically a “work of fiction,” the story of Amanda & Jack was inspired by the truth of Dickerson’s own journey as he wrote the story specifically for—and filmed the movie at—his own “Green Acres” homestead-turned-Boutique Glamping Retreat where he and his family lived for several years along with a couple of donkeys and alpacas who earned featured roles in the film, too!

    “I wanted to explore a playful, comedic take on more personal themes of identity and fear related to career, parenthood, and marriage. Being from California, tiny-living in a 1955 Spartan trailer on raw land outside of Austin, TX provided a wealth of material to craft a fish-out-of-water journey for Jack,” said filmmaker Brandon Dickerson.

    Gravitas Director of Acquisitions Josh Spector shared “There’s so much to love about this film, from the charming setting to the talented cast of acting vets, supporting superstars and even featured creatures. It was love at first sight when we saw Amanda & Jack Go Glamping.”

    In addition to directing and writing Amanda & Jack Go Glamping, Dickeron produced the film with Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood) and Susan Kirr (Spring Breakers). Erik Lokkesome (Last Days in the Desert) is the Executive Producer.

    The deal was negotiated by Josh Spector on behalf of Gravitas Ventures with Chris Atkinson on behalf of the filmmakers.

    On DVD and Blu-ray October 10, 2017

    Monday, October 9th, 2017


    THE BEGUILED Blu-ray

    The Beguiled unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

    Release Date: October 10, 2017




    WISH UPON Blu-ray

    After her father (Ryan Phillippe) presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon (Joey King) is surprised to find her every wish coming true. Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.

    Release Date: October 10, 2017





    Set in the 1960s, singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx). The trio known as “the Dreamettes” is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James “Thunder” Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as “the Dreams,” the girls find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship, and begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. DREAMGIRLS features a stellar cast including Academy Award® winner Jamie Fox***, global superstar Beyoncé Knowles, Golden Globe® winner Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson in her breakout, award-winning role.

    Release Date: October 10, 2017





    Baby (ANSEL ELGORT) – a talented, young getaway driver – relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (LILY JAMES), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (KEVIN SPACEY), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

    Release Date: October 10, 2017



    Fox Animation, Chernin Entertainment and Blue Sky Studios have announced the voice casting for their upcoming animated film SPIES IN DISGUISE.

    Monday, October 9th, 2017

    SPIES IN DISGUISE is a buddy comedy set in the high octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. Will Smith (Men in Black) voices Lance Sterling, the world’s most awesome spy. Cool, charming and super-skilled, saving the world is his occupation. And nobody does it better.

    Almost the exact opposite of Lance is Walter, voiced by Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming). Walter is a great mind but perhaps not a great socializer. What he lacks in social skills though, he makes up for in smarts and invention: Walter is the scientific genius who invents the gadgets Lance uses on his missions.

    But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

    Directed by Nick Bruno & Troy Quane, SPIES IN DISGUISE is a Fox Animation production, with Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment. The project is based on Pigeon: Impossible, an original animated short film by Lucas Martell.


    Saturday, October 7th, 2017

    XLrator Media has acquired global distribution rights to the award-winning feature documentary UNCLE GLORIA: ONE HELLUVA RIDE and will release the film in U.S. theaters on November 3 and on VOD, Amazon and iTunes November 7.

    UNCLE GLORIA: ONE HELLUVA RIDE recounts the astonishing true story of Butch, the macho owner of a South Florida auto-wrecking company, who in a desperate search of a way to hide from the law, transforms himself into a woman named Gloria. But what starts out as a trick to beat the system ends up changing Butch’s life forever. Now in her 80s, Gloria’s stranger-than-fiction life has been filled with risky surgeries, sex work, family dysfunction, activism and a gender-bending love story. Full of humor, warmth and sass, UNCLE GLORIA is a rollicking ride that must be seen to be believed.

    Two-time Emmy-winning and former PBS documentary producer Robyn Symon directed, produced and edited UNCLE GLORIA. Her previous films include “Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard” and “Behind the Blue Veil.”

    The film has screened internationally at more than 20 film festivals and received the Best Documentary Award at the Miami OUTshine Film Festival and Atlanta Docufest. It was also selected for the prestigious Film Independent Documentary Lab.