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Mel Gibson to Receive Hollywood Film Awards Directing Honor


Mel Gibson will receive the Hollywood director award at the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 6 at the Beverly Hilton. Dick Clark Productions made the announcement on Monday. Gibson directed Lionsgate’s World War II action-drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, and Teresa Palmer, which hits theaters on Nov. 4. Past recipients of the Hollywood Director Award include… Read more »


AFM: Mister Smith to Launch Joey King Starrer ‘Wish Upon’


Mister Smith Entertainment will launch international sales at the American Film Market on Broad Green Pictures production “Wish Upon,” starring Joey King (“The Conjuring,” pictured). She will be joined by newly-cast actress Shannon Purser, best known for her performance as Barb in the first season of Netflix hit series “Stranger Things.” Currently in pre-production and… Read more »


Film School Rejects Buys One.Perfect.Shot. (EXCLUSIVE)


Film School Rejects has purchased One.Perfect.Shot., Variety has learned. The two popular film fan sites will merge, with the migration expected to begin on Thursday. The sale price is not known, but it was an all-cash deal. As part of the pact, One.Perfect.Shot. founder Geoff Todd will join Film School Rejects as an editor-at-large. He… Read more »


Justin Chadwick to Direct ‘Lady and the Panda’ Movie About Ruth Harkness (EXCLUSIVE)


Justin Chadwick will direct the historical adventure “The Lady and the Panda” about Ruth Harkness, the first person to bring a live panda from China to the United States. Filming is expected to begin next month in China in the Sichuan region in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Exchange is launching sales at the American Film… Read more »


Time Warner, AT&T Shares Fall in Early Morning Trading


Time Warner stocks are beginning to come back down to earth in early trading Monday following news of a blockbuster sales agreement to AT&T. On Friday, the companies confirmed that they have a pact in place for the telecom giant to buy the media company for $85.4 billion. That would give AT&T ownership of Warner… Read more »


Matteo Garrone to Direct ‘Pinocchio’ Starring Toni Servillo

'The Great Beauty' film photocall, 66th Cannes Film Festival, France - 21 May 2013

Matteo Garrone’s Archimede Productions, Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company and Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte are teaming on a new adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s “Pinocchio.” Garrone will direct the film, which will star Toni Servillo as Pinocchio’s father, Geppetto. HanWay Films is representing worldwide rights of the film, which will be unveiled to buyers at the… Read more »


‘Trolls’ Directors Hope Film Will Be an Antidote to ‘the Very Strange Election’

'Trolls' film premiere, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Oct 2016

The streets of Westwood were lined with rainbows as stars walked the colorful carpet for the premiere of DreamWorks’ “Trolls” on Sunday afternoon. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick posed for cameras and eager fans outside the Regency Theater, as many of the stars used the premiere to emphasize the importance of the film’s message of happiness… Read more »


Relief for Lead Actress Rivals as Viola Davis Goes Supporting for ‘Fences’


With awards-watchers and rival campaigns keeping their eyes glued to the situation, finally, an answer: Viola Davis will be campaigned supporting for “Fences.”


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