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Homes For Our Troops 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebrity eBay Auction

Homes For Our Troops (Hfot), a nonprofit that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, announces its Veterans Day Celebrity eBay Auction campaign lineup.

Jake Tapper, George Clooney, and Wynonna Judd are among the notable celebrities teaming up to support Hfot’s mission. In partnership with eBay for Charity, bidding for this special online event goes live on Nov. 7, 2019, and closes on Nov. 17, 2019, at www.eBay.com/hfot. There will be a special pre-auction event for two VIP tickets to the Charlie’s Angels world premiere in Los Angeles, which will begin on Oct. 27. All of the proceeds will benefit Homes For Our Troops. Learn more about Homes For Our Troops and the auction at www.hfotusa.org/celebrityauction.

Participants can make an impact by bidding on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, luxury items, and autographed memorabilia from various movie stars, musicians, and sports figures, while helping Hfot’s
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Matt Damon’s Untitled Thriller Set for 2020 Awards Season Release

  • Variety
Matt Damon’s Untitled Thriller Set for 2020 Awards Season Release
Matt Damon’s untitled thriller drama, directed by Tom McCarthy, has been scheduled for an awards season release date of Nov. 6, 2020.

The project, which had been titled “Stillwater,” centers on an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

Focus Features, which is distributing the film, said Thursday that it will open the movie in limited release and then expand it on the following two weekends. Universal Pictures International will release in select international markets.

Variety first reported in July that Abigail Breslin will portray the daughter. Camille Cottin will also star.

Participant Media acquired the project after Damon joined the cast back in May. The production company previously worked with McCarthy on 2015’s “Spotlight,
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Tom McCarthy's Untitled Thriller Starring Matt Damon Sets Fall 2020 Release

Participant Media’s untitled Tom McCarthy project, directed by the Spotlight helmer and starring Matt Damon, is set for a November 2020 domestic release by Focus Features.

Focus will give a platform release to the film starting Nov. 6, 2020, and expanding Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. That Thanksgiving release strategy mirrors the pattern McCarthy’s Spotlight had via Open Road Films in 2015 on its way to a best picture Oscar win.

The thriller, previously titled Stillwater, has Damon playing an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to visit his estranged daughter in France, where is imprisoned for a murder ...
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Participant Media Ups Jeannine Tang To General Counsel

  • Deadline
Participant Media has promoted Jeannine Tang to General Counsel, where she will be tasked with overseeing all business and legal affairs for the production company behind Netflix’s Roma and When They See Us and Oscar Best Picture winners Spotlight and Green Book.

Tang, who joined Participant in January 2018 as Svp Business and Legal Affairs from The Weinstein Company, will report to Participant COO Gabriel Brakin.

“Jeannine has been a tremendous asset to Participant since joining the company, leveraging her extensive knowledge and expertise,” Brakin said Wednesday. “She has proven to be an instinctive leader, and I am excited to have her lead this dynamic team as they lay the foundation for creating impactful content for audiences worldwide.”

As Svp, Tang has overseen business and legal affairs for Participant’s TV slate that includes Netflix’s Emmy-nominated When They See Us, and has lead production and financing negotiations on upcoming
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Abigail Breslin Joins Matt Damon in ‘Stillwater’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Abigail Breslin Joins Matt Damon in ‘Stillwater’ (Exclusive)
Abigail Breslin will star alongside Matt Damon in the upcoming movie “Stillwater,” which will be directed by Tom McCarthy.

Participant Media acquired the project after Damon boarded the movie in May. Participant previously worked with McCarthy on his Oscar-winning drama “Spotlight.”

Stillwater” follows an American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma, played by Damon, who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter (Breslin). In the process, he develops a friendship with a local woman and her young daughter and embarks on a personal journey of discovery and a larger sense of belonging in the world.

“Stillwater” will be produced in association with Participant Media, alongside Anonymous Content, Liza Chasin, Jonathan King, Tom McCarthy and the late Steve Golin.
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