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ANA DE ARMAS REVEALED AS THE STAR OF CAMPARI® RED DIARIES 2019, ENTERING RED, A SHORT MOVIE DIRECTED BY MATTEO GARRONE

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Campari®, the iconic Italian aperitif, announces the return of Campari Red Diaries 2019 with Entering Red; a short movie featuring a Hollywood actress in the lead and award-winning talent at the director’s chair. Fuelled with mystery and romance, viewers are taken on an unexpected journey of discovery into the world of Campari as “every cocktail tells a story.” Entering Red not only tells a tale of intrigue, it is also an ode to the iconic Negroni, Campari’s signature cocktail marking its 100th anniversary in 2019.

Starring internationally renowned actress Ana de Armas from blockbuster film Blade Runner 2049, Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, and directed by award-winning Italian director Matteo Garrone whose latest film Dogman (2018) received the Best Actor prize at Cannes and has been submitted by Italy for the 2019 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the short film will be the core element of an integrated campaign. As a sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, this comes as an exciting addition to Campari’s storied history.

Entering Red is an intriguing story where viewers will ‘enter red’ with Ana as she discovers the unexpected, enchanting world of Campari while exploring Milan, the birthplace of the iconic vibrant red aperitif, in a historic year marking the 100th anniversary of the Negroni. The cinematographic experience is heightened by Matteo Garrone’s talent behind the camera and De Armas perfectly depicts the character’s evolution.

The cast this year will also welcome cameos from Campari’s “Red Hands” – a collection of six of the world’s best bartenders, and social influencers in front of the camera for the first time, including Stacey Swenson and Giaro Giarratana, who represent the United States respectively.

Lead protagonist Ana de Armas comments: “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of this short movie, Entering Red, and the Campari Red Diaries campaign. It was also a privilege to work with acclaimed Director, Matteo Garrone. I loved playing a character that showed such passion and curiosity on her journey of discovery in the beautiful city of Milan.”

Director Matteo Garrone comments: “This year’s film is set to bring to life the intriguing journey that is the discovery of Campari. It was an honor and a challenge to be given this responsibility in such a pivotal year for the brand, celebrating two truly Italian icons recognized worldwide. A Negroni does not exist without Campari, and so to tell the story, entering the red bittersweet drink is where it all begins.”

Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Chief Executive Officer of Campari Group: “Our cocktails are more than just a drink, they each tell a story, and this year as we are celebrating the Negroni turning 100 years old, Campari Red Diaries will bring the cocktail to life, and take viewers on a journey as they enter the red. The iconic serve, in which Campari is a key defining ingredient, has created a great legacy and it will be amazing to see it all brought to life, with the support of great talent, Ana de Armas and Matteo Garrone, but also by bartenders and Campari advocates from around the world.”

The Man of Steel’s 80th Anniversary Culminates With a Big Screen Double Feature of The Death of Superman and the National Cinematic Debut of Reign of the Supermen in a Special Event This January 13 and 14

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Superman’s greatest adventure – his death and rebirth – will be unveiled in a special two-day exclusive theatrical event as Warner Bros. and DC join forces with Fathom Events for a double feature presentation of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide on January 13 and 14, 2019.

As the second half of the double feature, Reign of the Supermen will be seen nationally in theaters ahead of its Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD™ Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on January 29, 2019.

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when the monstrous, unstoppable creature Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the action-packed The Death of Superman. In the second half of this two-part landmark tale, Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to claim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, will any of them prove to be the real Man of Steel?

Tickets for The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC present The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature in more than 500 select movie theaters on Sunday, January 13 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. (all local times), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death Of Superman,” DC’s’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The trio is joined by Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless, 90210) as Aquaman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, as well as Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw & Cyborg Superman, Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid.

“Superman is one of the most iconic Super Heroes of all time, and this double feature event will give fans an opportunity to come together to celebrate the franchise,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. again to bring back The Death of Superman and introduce fans to Reign of the Supermen.”

“Warner Bros. is proud to join forces with Fathom Events to culminate the year-long celebration of Superman’s 80th anniversary with a double-feature big screen presentation of The Man of Steel’s most heralded adventure,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “’The Death of Superman’ was a monumental moment in comics history, and these films – expertly produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC – capture the enormity of that story in terms of both action and emotion. Seeing both films, on the big screen, gives the fans another vehicle to unite and celebrate this beloved Super Hero and this landmark tale.”

CAPERNAUM Trailer

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “CAPERNAUM” The film is directed by Nadine Labaki. Starring Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef, Cedra Izam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Elias Khoury, Nadine Labaki.

CAPERNAUM
In Select Theaters December 14

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. CAPERNAUM was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’s instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them. While steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, CAPERNAUM is a film with an expansive palette: without warning it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, CAPERNAUM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.

Film Mode Entertainment Bolsters Distribution Arm with the Release of Two New Titles

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME) gains the attention of audiences and the media alike with the release of two highly anticipated feature films this Fall. As the distribution arm of the multi-faceted company grows, FME has its finger on the pulse of the industry, and continually delivers a well-rounded array of services from financing to sales to distribution, offering filmmakers a variety of ways for audiences around the world to see their films.

Written and directed by veteran horror legend JON KEEYES (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, FALL DOWN DEAD), THE HARROWING stars the legendary MICHAEL IRONSIDE(TOTAL RECALL, SCANNERS), who has become widely known for his depiction of fearsome villains in this genre. The cast is further supported by MATTHEW TOMPKINS (SICARIO) and ARNOLD VOSLOO(THE MUMMY, G.I. JOE). The film comes out December 25thon all digital and on demand platforms.

The exciting thriller follows a Vice Detective (TOMPKINS), who is wrongly accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend. Bent on finding the truth, he is plunged into Hell when he goes undercover and discovers the truth behind a demonic myth.

“We are thrilled to be working with the great filmmaking team behind The Harrowing.” Said Film Mode Entertainment President, Clay Epstein. “Horror and thriller fans are in for the ride of their lives with THE HARROWING- and are delighted we can bring such a fun film to audiences in the US, Canada and UK. ”

MAIL ORDER MONSTERis a female-driven family adventure showcasing a spectacular cast including CHARISMA CARPENTER (EXPENDABLES, ANGEL) and JOSH HOPKINS(QUANTICO, COUGAR TOWN). The film comes at a time where strong roles for women are the focus of the industry.

Mathilde Epstein, COO of Film Mode Entertainment said, “Through successful and strategic distribution, we have a greater capacity to empower and entertain larger audiences. The Dove Seal of approval gave MOM a Steller review and we agree this is a special film that needs to be seen by all families.

In the film, a twelve-year-old girl played by MADISON HORCHER (ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING) appears to be an easy target for bullying. Sam (HORCHER) seeks the guidance from a robot monster to help cope with the humiliation from her tormentor at school and prevent her father’s new girlfriend from becoming her stepmother. The film comes out November 6th on all digital and ondemand platforms with DVD to soon follow.

“An impactful film like MAIL ORDER MONSTER is one that can not only facilitate very important conversations amongst today’s blended families, but also bring a refreshing take on the family adventure film to audiences around the world.” Said Director, Paulina Lagudi.

As evident with these titles and the reputation of the Film Mode Entertainment team, the company continues to operate as a home for elevated genre and has been helping to pave the way for filmmakers of all kinds in this rapidly changing marketplace. FME further strives to present a variety of commercially viable products that remain true to their key-messaging, continuously filling the hole in the market for films that “raise the genre-bar” and that audiences are yearning to see more of, as proven by recent box-office records, media attention, award shows and major film festivals.

Film Mode Entertainment is representing international rights on both films, as well as distribution across the US, Canada and UK.

Film Mode Entertainment Presents OCCUPATION: RAINFALL

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the AFM World Premiere of OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, the sequel to the highly successful OCCUPATION, which was distributed in North America by Saban Films, Altitude in UK, Gaga in Japan, Ascot Elite in Germany, Falcon Films in Middle East, Smile in Scandinavia, Flins Y Piniculas in Spain, Aries in India, Fox TV for Pan Asian Television, Scene & Sound in Korea, and Metropolitan in France.

Daniel Gillies, star of the hit CW show The Originals and Vampire Diaries joins the cast ofOCCUPATION: RAINFALL and brings with him a major worldwide following and built-in, exponentially growing fan base.

The production, written and directed by LUKE SPARKE(RED BILLABONG)showcases a tremendous ensemble of actors as well as extraordinary postproduction and mind-blowing visual effects by many world-renowned VFX houses, whose credits include Star Wars, Blade Runner and more.

TRUE CRIME DRAMA “THE DOUGHERTY GANG” CASTS THE WHOLE GANG

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

“The Dougherty Gang,” is based on a true story and the GQ article “The Whole True Story of the Dougherty Gang” by Kathy Dobie. Written & directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sean McEwen (Whaling”), The Dougherty Gang is his second directorial feature film, having also shepherded as a producer a number of hit films including: “Another Happy Day,” “Bernie” “Graceland” and “Punching Henry.” Starring Emory Cohen (“Brooklyn,” “The Place Beyond the Pines” “War Machine”), India Eisley (Patty Jenkins “I Am The Night,” “Underworld: Awakening,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”), and Sam Strike (“Timeless,” “Leatherface,” “EastEnders”), as three siblings whom embark on a cross-country crime spree, hoping to start a new life across the border. Tess Harper (“No Country For Old Men,” “Tender Mercies,” “Crimes of the Heart”), meets them on their journey, while Cory Hardrict (“American Sniper,” “Warm Bodies,” “Battle Los Angeles”), and Treat Williams (“Chicago Fire,” Deep Rising,” “Blue Bloods”) work to bring them to justice.

A joint production from the teams at Narrator Entertainment, Big Cat Productions and Charlie Baby Productions the film begins lensing later this month. The film is written & directed by McEwen, and produced by McEwen, Cassidy Lunnen (“Whaling,” “Baby Baby Baby”), Alexandre Dauman (“One Dollar,” “Summer 03”), John Papsidera (as casting director: “Westworld,” “The Dark Knight”), and Executive produced by Takashi Cheng (“Whaling”) and co-produced by Danyelle Foord (“Summer 03”), Jessica Wilde (“Whaling,” “Baby Baby Baby”).

“This is an incredible story to be telling right now, especially considering that this actually played out in real time in front of our entire country,” states writer/director McEwen “We’re thrilled to have our cast take on this unique story for audiences everywhere.”

Emory Cohen is represented by CAA, Harvest Talent Management & Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein LLP; India Eisley is represented by ICM, Mosaic & Felkner Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP; Sam Strike is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion & The Artists Partnership, Tess Harper is represented by BRS/Gage; Cory Hardrict & Treat Williams are both represented by APA. McEwen is represented by Bellevue Productions & Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman

“The Dougherty Gang” follows McEwen’s recent directorial debut “Whaling,” which starred Tom Felton (The “Harry Potter” franchise), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”, “Bridemaids”), David Koechner (“Anchorman”) and Austin Swift (“Live By Night”).

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO KENNETH BRANAGH’S ALL IS TRUE

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to ALL IS TRUE, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

This original screenplay reveals a dramatic and little known period in the final years of William Shakespeare. Branagh is the playwright, Judi Dench is his wife Anne, and Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton.

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Branagh has long wanted to explore this forgotten and critical period of Shakespeare’s life. It is a natural and exciting evolution in his career-long passion for the man’s work.

This is screenwriter Ben Elton’s first original drama.

Amongst the exceptional creative team are Production Designer James Merifield (MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS), Director of Photography Zac Nicholson (THE DEATH OF STALIN), Costume Designer Michael O’Connor (JANE EYRE), Hair and Makeup Designer Vanessa White (BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY), Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle (THE CROWN), Casting Directors Lucy Bevan & Emily Brockmann (BEAUTY & THE BEAST) and Composer Patrick Doyle (Oscar nominated for SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and HAMLET).

The film is produced by Tamar Thomas and Ted Gagliano. Executive producers are Judy Hofflund, Matt Jenkins, Becca Kovacik, and Laura Berwick.

Sony Pictures Classics stated, “We have known and worked with Ken for twenty five years. We feel this is a movie he was destined to make. He conjures up for us the depth and dramatic richness of a character about whom we have always been fascinated. What we have seen has confirmed our excitement to plan a qualifying run at the end of this year and to open the movie fully in the new year. We believe audiences will embrace the freshness of ALL IS TRUE.”

The film will have a one-week year-end awards qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles on December 21, followed by an official film release in 2019.

GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED “MIRAI”

Friday, October 26th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY (October 25, 2018) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. The film will feature the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “The Good Doctor”, 3AD Media). Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and additionally played at BFI London Film Festival and the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles. GKIDS will theatrically release the film in New York and Los Angeles on November 30, 2018. GKIDS has additionally partnered with Fathom Events to bring MIRAI to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings later this year on November 29, December 5 and December 8.

When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” To Be Released in ScreenX

Friday, October 26th, 2018

CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced today that one of the year’s most anticipated films, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” will be released in ScreenX, bringing the Wizarding World™ to the big screen for the first time ever in the immersive, one-of-a-kind format. The all-new adventure comes to ScreenX theaters worldwide beginning November 16.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the third film in a multi-picture agreement between Warner Bros. Pictures and CJ 4DPLEX, following the globally successful ScreenX engagements of the blockbusters “The Meg” and “The Nun.” The ScreenX slate continues in December with the much-anticipated undersea epic “Aquaman,” followed by the first solo feature of fan-favorite “Shazam!” in April 2019.

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection theatre technology that allows a 270-degree panoramic movie watching experience. ScreenX allows the audience to go beyond the frame of the traditional movie screen, utilizing a proprietary system to expand the center screen image to the side walls, surrounding audiences with imagery and providing a sense of being inside the movie.

“We are thrilled to bring the ScreenX experience to ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ through our partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures,” stated CJ 4DPLEX. “We are certain the expansive, 270-degree screen will immerse audiences in the Wizarding World as never before and deliver all the magic, mystery and adventure this much-anticipated epic has to offer.”

Thomas Molter, EVP of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, added, “We’re excited to continue our relationship with CJ 4DPLEX on this new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ adventure. The Wizarding World has always been a thrilling destination for fans, but this will be their first opportunity to experience this magical universe with the full immersion of ScreenX.”

ScreenX has quickly enhanced its international reach, successfully screening Hollywood blockbusters and local feature films alike, including a record of five Hollywood blockbusters released in ScreenX this year. In the past 12 months alone, ScreenX has seen a surge in the number of ScreenX installed auditoriums, which have grown to 164, a more than 30% increase year-over-year and will nearly double its footprint with the recently announced expansion plan with the Cineworld Group to open 100 locations across the U.S. and Europe.

RUPERT FRIEND SET TO STAR IN WILLIAM BRENT BELL’S SEPARATION

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Rupert Friend will star in Separation, directed by William Brent Bell and written by Nick Amadeus and Joshua Braun. The film is produced by Bell together with Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Russ Posternak and Jesse Korman, and RainMaker’s Clay Pecorin and Russell Geyser. Executive producers are Seth Posternak and Dennis Rice. Yale Productions’ Jon Keeyes serves as a Co-Producer.

Equally inspired by iconic family drama Kramer vs Kramer and contemporary supernatural thrillers like The Sixth Sense and Mama, SEPARATION explores the horrifying consequences of divorce like no film before. Additional casting and story details will be announced at a later date.

“As soon as I read Nick and Josh’s script I knew I found my next project,” commented Bell. “It blends emotional, relatable family drama with edge-of-your-seat scares and Rupert is the ideal actor to bring both aspects to life.”

Producer Jordan Yale Levine added, “Brent’s a visionary filmmaker and we’ve been eager to work together for years. We could not be more excited to bring his vision to life on the big screen with Rupert leading the way.”

One of today’s most accomplished, in-demand genre filmmakers, William Brent Bell is most known for his smash hit horror films The Boy, which was released by STX and grossed $65M at the worldwide box office and The Devil Inside, released by Paramount with worldwide box office exceeding $100M. Bell is repped by ICM Partners.

Emmy nominee Rupert Friend is best known for his portrayal of ‘Peter Quinn’ in Showtime’s acclaimed series HOMELAND. This year, Friend has co-starred in a trio of projects including Armando Ianucci’s DEATH OF STALIN for IFC Films, David Lowery’s series STRANGE ANGEL for CBS All Access, and in Paul Feig’s A SIMPLE FAVOR for Lionsgate. Next month, he stars opposite Willem Dafoe in AT ETERNITY’S GATE for director Julian Schnabel, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Other notable credits include David MacKenzie’s STARRED UP which was nominated for eight British Independent Film Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actor for Friend; HITMAN: AGENT 47 as the title character for 20th Century Fox; THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS with Vera Farmiga and David Thewlis; Stephen Frears’ CHERI opposite Michelle Pfeiffer; Jean-Marc Vallee’s THE YOUNG VICTORIA opposite Emily Blunt; Joe Wright’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and THE LIBERTINE opposite Johnny Depp and John Malkovich for which Friend was nominated by the British Independent Film Awards as “Best Newcomer” for his first professional role. Friend is repped by CAA.

Production will commence in New York in November.