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Sundance: Broad Green Picking Up Robert Redford's 'A Walk in the Woods'

hollywoodreporter.com — Ken Kwapis directed the drama which also has Nick Offerman in the cast. Broad Green, the new distribution outfit run by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, has beat out several bidders to pick up the U.S. right to A Walk in the Woods, the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte drama.
Jan 31, 2015

Congrats Redford & Nolte! See this! MT @THRMattBelloni: Sundance: Robert Redford movie settles for tiny distributor hollywoodreporter.com/news/sundance-…

Jan 31, 2015

New distribution outfit Broad Green picking up Redford-Nolte WILD-meets-BUCKET LIST Sundance pic A WALK IN THE WOODS hollywoodreporter.com/news/sundance-…

Sundance Awards: The Winners List

hollywoodreporter.com — After ten days of premieres and deals Park City, the Sundance Film Festival jury handed out honors across a range of categories on Saturday evening. Comedian Tig Notaro is presided over the ceremony, which saw Me and Earl and the Dying Girl nab both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the U.S.

Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay Reunite for Pre-Super Bowl Charity Event

hollywoodreporter.com — "The Patriots are going to win, and if not, we'll dry our tears and go home," Wahlberg said. PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Transformers star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.
Feb 01, 2015

Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay re-unite for a good cause at the Big Game Big Give pre-Super Bowl party: bit.ly/1686tjd

Sundance Awards: The Winners List (Updating Live)

hollywoodreporter.com — Comedian Tig Notaro is presiding over the ceremony After ten days of premieres and deals Park City, the Sundance Film Festival jury is handing out honors across a range of categories on Saturday evening. Comedian Tig Notaro is presiding over the ceremony.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @THRAwards: Sundance: 'Dope' Wins U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Editing thr.cm/2BsjmN pic.twitter.com/Qo0IFmSpu2

Jan 31, 2015

RT @THRAwards: Sundance: Germain McKicking Wins World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography for ‘Partisan’ thr.cm/Nivz9r

Sundance: HBO Acquires Doc '3 1/2 Minutes'

hollywoodreporter.com — Marc Silver wrote and directed the documentary HBO has acquired the television rights to the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes. The network made the announcement Saturday about the film, which premiered at Sundance on Jan. 24. The deal was brokered by HBO, Submarine's Josh Braun and Participant Media's Jeff Ivers.

Megan Ellison Saves Santa Monica's Vidiots From Closure

hollywoodreporter.com — Time to press rewind on the Vidiots tale - thanks to Megan Ellison. The iconic Santa Monica movie rental store - located at 302 Pico Blvd. - was preparing to shutter, with co-owner Cathy Tauber announcing this week that the store would close in April after 30 years in business.
Jan 31, 2015

Hip hip hooray! @VidiotsVideoLA is NOT closing. Megan Ellison has saved the SaMo video store! ow.ly/IfNml

Jan 30, 2015

Vidiots is NOT closing!!!! Megan Ellison decides to be kind and rewind on the #VidiotsRIP. ow.ly/IfMP3

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'The Imitation Game' Writers Win USC Scripter Award

hollywoodreporter.com — The writers behind The Imitation Game were honored with the USC Scripter Award in a ceremony Saturday night. Presented by USC Libraries, the annual award goes to the screenwriters behind the year's "most accomplished cinematic adaptations" and the authors of the "written work upon which the screenplay is based."

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Named Best Animated Feature at Annie Awards

hollywoodreporter.com — DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2 won big at the 42nd annual Annie Awards, collecting six awards including best animated feature and best director for its writer/director Dean DeBlois. Warner Bros.' The LEGO Movie--which earned the PGA Award last weekend but was snubbed when the Oscar nominations were announced-won one Annie, which was awarded to its writers/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for writing.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @THR: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Named Best Animated Feature at Annie Awards thr.cm/nf93Yn pic.twitter.com/LoPODJAoGU

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hollywoodreporter.com — To paraphrase an old saying, dying is easy, but sketch comedy is hard. However, this year's Oscar-nominated actors clearly know a thing or two about landing a punchline. Seven of the 2015 nominees have previously hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live, with Whiplash baddie J.K. Simmons bringing the tally to eight this weekend.

Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Virunga' Screening

hollywoodreporter.com — President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary, Virunga, on Saturday night. Virunga is executive-produced by DiCaprio and follows a team of park rangers in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who risk their lives to protect the home of endangered mountain gorillas.
Feb 01, 2015

Doc feature Oscar nominee VIRGUNA just landed the 2nd-biggest endorsement that a contender could hope to land in 2015 hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-clit…

Sundance: Patrick Wilson's 'Zipper' Selling to Alchemy (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — Alchemy, the independent distributor formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, is nearing the finish line to pick up the North American rights to Zipper, in a deal being brokered by CAA. The deal is in the low seven figures, between $1 million and $2 million according to sources, and includes a significant theatrical release for later this year as part of a multi-platform plan.
Jan 31, 2015

Excl: The Sundance awards are going on but deals are being made right now. Patrick Wilson's ZIPPER sells to Alchemy hollywoodreporter.com/news/sundance-…

Justin Timberlake Confirms Baby on the Way with Jessica Biel

hollywoodreporter.com — Baby rumors began circulating in November about the couple, who tied the knot in 2012. by Jocelyn Vena, Billboard While Joey Fatone seemed comfortable confirming the rumors that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are expecting their first baby together, on Jan. 31 Timberlake, and Biel's bare baby bump, finally did the talking.

'Chuck Norris Vs. Communism': Sundance Review

hollywoodreporter.com — A winning debut doc celebrating Hollywood's cultural impact Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Documentary Competition Ilinca Calugareanu Movies really do change the world in Ilinca Calugareanu's Chuck Norris Vs. Communism, a we-were-there account of how bootlegs of Hollywood movies inspired citizens of Ceaucescu's Romania to dream of life beyond the Iron Curtain and, eventually, rise up for it.
Jan 31, 2015

Chuck doesn't oppose Communism, Communism opposes Chuck RT @THRCritics: 'Chuck Norris Vs. Communism': Sundance Review j.mp/1HzyuBA

Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn to Star in Snapchat Web Series (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — Snapchat is making a web series. Literally Can't Even comes from writers Sasha Spielberg and Emily Goldwyn, the daughters of Steven Spielberg and John Goldwyn, respectively. The series stars the friends and writing partners as comedic versions of themselves - Spielberg recently single after a long relationship and Goldwyn embarking on a six-month cleanse - and follows them on a series of misadventures in Los Angeles.
Jan 30, 2015

So Snapchat's more of a YouTube rival (which Facebook's also trying to rival)? hollywoodreporter.com/news/sasha-spi…

Jan 30, 2015

"Literally can't even." That's the name of SnapChats new 'web series.' Literally, can't even. bit.ly/1DnLBzO

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Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Unresponsive in Bathtub

hollywoodreporter.com — Bobbi Kristina Brown was taken to a hospital and is now recovering. Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, was found unresponsive in her home Saturday morning. Police say they arrived at Brown's Roswell, Ga., home at 10:25 a.m. and began CPR, according to WSB-TV 2. She was taken to an area hospital.
Jan 31, 2015

Geez RT @THR: Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Unresponsive in Bathtub thr.cm/cZUVde

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Jennifer Aniston Gets to Accept an Award for 'Cake,' After All

hollywoodreporter.com — 24 hours after honoring The Theory of Everything's Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with the first prize of the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Cinema Vanguard Award, SBIFF feted Cake's Jennifer Aniston with the second, the Montecito Award, in a ceremony at the Arlington Theatre on Friday night at which the Emmy-winning Friends star was very warm and very warmly received by a packed house.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @THRAwards: Santa Barbara Film Fest: Jennifer Aniston Gets to Accept an Award for 'Cake,' After All thr.cm/X8gxlu pic.twitter.com/fqEwY45gPo

Jan 31, 2015

Jennifer Aniston Accepts an Award for 'Cake at SB Film Fest. Finally. So can we move on now? thr.cm/X8gxlu pic.twitter.com/0Zj9qRQGpv

Jan 31, 2015

RT @THR: Santa Barbara Film Fest (@SBIFF): Jennifer Aniston Gets to Accept an Award for 'Cake,' After All j.mp/1uLEdJG

Jan 31, 2015

Santa Barbara Film Fest (@SBIFF): Jennifer Aniston gets to accept an award for CAKE, after all j.mp/1uLEdJG

‘Lila and Eve’: Sundance Review

hollywoodreporter.com — An instant camp classic, especially because it takes itself so adorably seriously Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham Charles Stone III Lila and Eve stars Viola Davis as a mother grieving over her dead son, who teams up with another bereaved mother, played by Jennifer Lopez, to seek revenge on the gangsters responsible.
Jan 31, 2015

"They should have made this an outright sequel and called it ENOUGH, ALREADY." @lesliefelperin on LILA AND EVE: m.hollywoodreporter.com/entry/view/id/…

Box Office: 'American Sniper' Targets Super Bowl Record, Heads for $250M

hollywoodreporter.com — Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has set its sight on anther record - the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross of all time. That is, if it can best the $31.1 million earned in 2008 by Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. On Friday, Sniper stayed No.
Jan 31, 2015

Box Office: 'American Sniper' Targets Super Bowl Record, Heads for $250M hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-offic…

‘The Russian Woodpecker’: Sundance Review

hollywoodreporter.com — Rightly singled out by many as one of the more arresting and formally inventive documentaries at Sundance this year, debutant director Chad Gracia's The Russian Woodpecker offers a wild ride through Ukrainian and Soviet history, from the famines of the early 30s through Chernobyl and up to the present-day war with Russia.