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Cinereach Bestows $50,000 Awards to 4 Independent Film Producers (Exclusive)

Cinereach Bestows $50,000 Awards to 4 Independent Film Producers (Exclusive)
Cinereach announced the four recipients of 2019’s Producer Award, a $50,000 filmmaking prize as part of the Cinereach Producers Initiative, on Friday.

The indie film company has selected Jessica Devaney (“Always in Season”), Alexandra Lazarowich (“Fast Horse”), Kishori Rajan (“Random Acts of Flyness”) and Jamund Washington (“Tramps”) as independent producers that have demonstrated vision and integrity, contributed to the film community as mentors and leaders, and enriched the culture through their films.

“This year’s group of recipients is particularly exciting because Jessica, Alexandra, Kishori and Jamund have each created poignant, culturally thoughtful work that breaks down barriers on a multitude of platforms. Their commitment to this type of work is shifting our industry in meaningful ways,” Merrill Sterritt, head of partnerships and creative initiatives at Cinereach, said in a statement.

Also Read: How to Be a 'Real' Producer: Know Your Audience and 'Fight for Your Life'

“We are proud to
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'Bold and the Beautiful' Star Heather Tom to Participate in 2018-2019 CBS Directors Initiative

CBS today announced four participants for the 2018-2019 Directors Initiative, including Bold and the Beautiful star Heather Tom (Katie Logan Forrester). Now in its 15th year, the initiative provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents and, more importantly, the opportunity to shadow CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studio shows throughout the year. The program helps directors develop strategic objectives aimed at cultivating meaningful relationships with industry professionals that are essential to getting hired.

“This initiative is all about access to decision makers who can ultimately provide opportunities to advance our participants’ careers,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications, CBS Entertainment. “Another rewarding aspect about this community we are building is that many of our participants will gain experience by shadowing directing alumni of previous Director Initiative programs, who are eager to share their insights.”

This year's participants are listed below.
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CBS Directors Initiative Reveals Its Class Of 2018-19

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CBS has named the four helmers selected for its 2018-19 Directors Initiative. Now in its eighth year, the program helps directors develop strategic objectives aimed at cultivating meaningful relationships with industry professionals that are essential to getting hired.

This year’s class includes Lionel Colman, Cellin Gluck, Anne Hamilton and Heather Tom. All are drama directors. Read more about them below.

CBS’ program provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents and gives them the opportunity to shadow CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studio shows throughout the year.

“This initiative is all about access to decision makers who can ultimately provide opportunities to advance our participants’ careers,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Evp Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications at CBS Entertainment. “Another rewarding aspect about this community we are building is that many of our participants will gain experience by shadowing directing alumni of previous Director Initiative programs,
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‘Days Of Our Lives’ Actress Marci Miller Bids Farewell Via Instagram

‘Days Of Our Lives’ Actress Marci Miller Bids Farewell Via Instagram
Daytime Emmy Awards nominee Marci Miller bid farewell via an Instagram post today, her last day of filming on Days of Our Lives. She announced a month or so ago that she would be leaving.

Miller played Abigail Deveraux on Days, joining the cast in November 2016. In addition to that, she has appeared in the feature films American Fable, Dog Bowl, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Death Race 2050.  

Soap Opera Digest reported Miller opted not to renew her deal.
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The Trailer For Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Everything Sucks!’ Is Here

Netflix has revealed the new trailer for their upcoming series Everything Sucks!, which arrives on the streamer next week.

The 90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones. Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school. The series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The 10-episode, half-hour dramedy is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who will both serve as executive producers.
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‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience

‘Everything Sucks!’ Trailer: Nostalgic Netflix Comedy Relives Your ’90s High School Experience
Last year, chenille sweaters were a holiday party staple and Jenny Slate made frizzy hair cool again in “Landline.” With Netflix’s latest comedy driving a Volvo station wagon back to 1996, it appears ’90s nostalgia is far from reaching a saturation point. The first trailer for “Everything Sucks!” promises plenty of VHS tapes, flannel, and CD-skipping jokes, plus a crew of scheming pre-teens who are just trying to deal. Looking like a cross between “Stranger Things” and “Big Mouth,” “Everything Sucks!” could be the latest Netflix comedy to go make waves.

Read More:‘Dirty Money’ Trailer: Wall Street Greed Exposed in Alex Gibney’s New Netflix Series

Per the official synopsis: “Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, ‘Everything Sucks!’ is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join
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Revisit 1990s Awesomeness in This Fun Teaser Trailer For Netflix's Everything Sucks!

I spent my teenage years in the 1990s and when I look back at that time, I loved it! I have so many great memories, but at the same time, it was awkward as hell! If you grew up in the 90s this new trailer for Netflix's upcoming series Everything Sucks! will flood your senses with nostalgic memories of what it was like to grow up during this era of greatness. The teaser was made in the style of those cheesy pop up music videos that I'm sure many of you will remember from Vh-1. This teaser trailer did a great job of getting me excited about this series!

The ’90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones. Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming-of-age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club
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Netflix orders 90s coming-of-age dramedy Everything Sucks!

Deadline is reporting that Netflix has placed a ten-episode series order for Everything Sucks!, a half-hour coming-of-age dramedy set in the 1990s.

The show hails from writers Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date) and is described as a quirky, funny coming-of-age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon.

“Some of our favorite shows of all time — The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks — looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight,” said Jones and Mohan. “We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-’90’s the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting.”

“We’re looking forward to spending some time back in the ‘90s,
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Lego Batman Wins Weekend #2 at the Box Office with $34.2M

Lego Batman Wins Weekend #2 at the Box Office with $34.2M
After easily conquering highly-anticipated sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick 2, Warner Bros.' animated spin-off Lego Batman Movie faced three newcomers in its second weekend at the box office. The animated spin-off will go up against Universal's big budget action epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness starring Dane DeHaan. As expected, The Lego Batman Movie retained its spot atop the box office with a better than expected $34.2 million

While there are certainly many factors that lead to The Lego Batman Movie staying on top of the box office, one of these factors is that it is still playing in hundreds of more theaters than any of these newcomers. The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters last weekend, which, according to Box Office Mojo, remained unchanged this weekend. reporting
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Arthouse Audit: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Soars as ‘Kedi’ Continues Strong

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A successful Oscar season is wrapping up, as multiple contenders from the specialty world continuing their long runs. Last out of the gate is Documentary Feature contender “I Am Not Your Negro” (Magnolia) which is rapidly expanding far beyond most similar nominees in an era when most documentaries do not play outside their Oscar-qualifying theatrical runs.

Among limited films, the new releases are mainly niche items without high expectations, and will add little in upcoming weeks. However, strong new Los Angeles dates on the second week of cat documentary “Kedi” (Oscilloscope) showed that its big New York opening was no fluke.

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Everybody Loves Somebody (Lionsgate) – Metacritic: 74; Festivals include: Palm Springs 2017

$1,000,000 in 333 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $3,003,000

The second 2017 release from Lionsgate’s Mexico producing partner Pantelion is a rom-com with a rare female director for this commercial general (mostly Latino) audience. Bilingual, it centers on an Los Angeles-based
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Five Questions for American Fable Writer/Director Anne Hamilton

The below interview was originally published during SXSW 2016, when debuting filmmaker Anne Hamilton premiered her ’80s-set, gothic thriller, American Fable, which melds del Toro-esque fantasy with a critique of Reagan-era economic policy. The film opens today in New York at the IFC Center. World premiering in the Visions section of SXSW is American Fable, the debut film from 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women graduate Anne Hamilton. Before beginning her career in film by working on the set of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Hamilton studied law and philosophy, and, as she relates below, she applied aspects of […]
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‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘From Nowhere’ Tackle Immigrant Experience – Specialty Preview

‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘From Nowhere’ Tackle Immigrant Experience – Specialty Preview
A day after Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants nationwide observance, Pantelion/Lionsgate's new release Everybody Loves Somebody puts a spotlight on the bi-cultural Latino experience via romantic comedy, while FilmRise's From Nowhere even more directly tackles the current experience of immigration by focusing on undocumented Bronx teens. Also this weekend: Peyton Kennedy stars in IFC Films' American Fable, opening day and date today, while Riley Keough and Jena Malone
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Review: American Fable Casts a Magical, Mysterious Spell

In 1982, Reagan's America looked pretty darn convincing ... on television ... if you were 11 years old. But for hundreds of farmers across the heartland of the U.S.A., times were desperate. They were losing their farms, their homes, their livelihoods. Some committed suicide. Some did whatever they could to hold onto their property and survive. In American Fable, Gitty, 11, is a guileless dreamer who has always lived with her family on their farm. She loves to run through endless acres of cornfields and play with neighboring kids and soak in the fresh air and dream up simple fantasies of a horse and its rider. Her father Abe (Kip Pardue) and her mother Sarah (Marci Miller) share a special love and they plainly love...

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The Weekend Warrior 2/17/17: Fist Fight, The Great Wall, A Cure for Wellness

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million. Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in
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Can The Great Wall Overtake Lego Batman at the Box Office?

Can The Great Wall Overtake Lego Batman at the Box Office?
After easily conquering highly-anticipated sequels Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick 2, Lego Batman Movie has its sights set on three more newcomers hitting theaters this weekend, to retain its box office crown. The animated spin-off will go up against Universal's big budget action epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Warner Bros.' comedy Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day and 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness starring Dane DeHaan. We're predicting that, at least for this weekend, The Lego Batman Movie finds a way to stay on top at the box office, with a projected $29.6 million.

One reason that The Lego Batman Movie will likely stay on top is because it will still be playing in hundreds of more theaters than any of these newcomers. The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters last weekend, a number that will likely remain unchanged this Friday, with Box Office
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Lego Batman Movie Beats Fifty Shades, John Wick at the Box Office

Lego Batman Movie Beats Fifty Shades, John Wick at the Box Office
Before The Hunger Games set box office records in March 2012, that month wasn't normally considered one to launch a franchise. Lately, February has been a go-to month to launch some unconventional blockbusters, following the success of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie ($69 million opening, $469.1 million worldwide). Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) and the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide). This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. As expected, all three newcomers fared quite well, but The Lego Batman Movie came out on top with $55.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters, with this animated spin-off earning an impressive $13,609. Fifty Shades Darker opened in second place with $46.7 million,
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Will Fifty Shades Destroy John Wick and Batman at the Box Office?

Will Fifty Shades Destroy John Wick and Batman at the Box Office?
While February hasn't traditionally been a hotbed for box office blockbusters, that started to change three years ago. Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie became an instant hit in February 2014, opening with $69 million en route to $469.1 million worldwide. In 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide) and Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) went toe-to-toe, and last year, the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide) set box office records. This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. While all three should have no trouble drumming up business this weekend, we're predicting that The Lego Batman Movie will come away with the easy win, debuting with $58.7 million.

While that tally is a bit less than The Lego Movie
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This Week In Trailers: Suck It Up, American Fable, You’re Killing Me Susana, Kuso, 1:54

This Week In Trailers: Suck It Up, American Fable, You’re Killing Me Susana, Kuso, 1:54
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

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First Look at Pastoral Thriller American Fable [Trailer]

Watching the trailer for Anne Hamilton's feature film debut brought back memories of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, not in setting or story or perhaps even theme but in its approach to how a young girl deals with a traumatic event.

American Fable stars Peyton Kennedy as Gitty, an 11-year-old girl who lives on a struggling farm with her family.

When she discovers a man being held in a silo, her world is thrown into a tailspin and she finds herself trying to piece together what the adults aren't telling her. It's here the fantastical elements kick in.

I'm not certain if American Fable is actually a horror movie but the trailer features some unsettling images and there's a sense of dread throughout which is really appealing.

Ame [Continued ...]
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American Fable Trailer Dreams Up an Unsettling Rural Fantasy

If a dark fairy tale rooted in reality sounds right up your alley, you may want to check out writer-director Anne Hamilton’s debut film. Set during the farm crisis that plagued many American families in the 1980s, American Fable finds an 11-year-old girl intermingling the bleak prospects of daily life with a fantastical realm. It’s certainly not just another day at the farm when Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) comes across an unknown man trapped in her family’s silo, while out in the distance she espies a horned horseback rider stalking the lands. Following its SXSW world premiere in March 2016, American Fable has drawn favorable comparisons to the early works of Stephen King and the surrealist fantasy of Guillermo del Toro’s wondrously allegorical Pan’s Labyrinth. Watch the trailer...

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