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After zooming past box office records when it bowed in April, the marketing campaign that drew audiences to multiplexes for “Furious 7″ took home big prizes at the 16th annual Golden Trailer Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. Universal Pictures and AV Squad’s “Furious 7″ trailer titled “Family” won the best of show prize at… Read more »
Fortissimo Films has picked up Vietnamese social drama “Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass,” a 1980s set picture, directed by Victor Vu.
Focus Features is developing a movie based on Paul Tremblay’s upcoming thriller “A Head Full Of Ghosts” with Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey and Dan Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theater producing. Focus won an auction for the rights, topping several bidders including TriStar. “A Head Full of Ghosts,” to be published in June by HarperCollins’ William Morrow… Read more »
Chinese documentary “Poet on a Business Trip” wins Grand Prize at Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival.
Four of the five top-selling discs the week ending May 3 are new releases, led by “Paddington,” the British-French comedy about a talking bear that earned $75.7 million in theaters. The film, distributed on home video by Anchor Bay Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks all disc… Read more »
German director Doris Doerrie has begun shooting “Greetings From Fukushima,” a Japan-set drama about life, love and loss. It is set in the aftermath of the triple disaster that hit Japan in 2011.
Universal Pictures has set standup concert movie “Kevin Hart: What Now?” for an Oct. 14, 2016, release date in the U.S. Hart’s 2013 concert movie “Let Me Explain” grossed $32 million domestically for Lionsgate and became the third-highest grossing live standup comedy movie of all time. “What Now?” was filmed outdoors in front of 50,000… Read more »
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has pledged $2 million to the Los Angeles City College Foundation for its cinema-television department, easily surpassing the HFPA’s previous high of $350,000 donated to The Film Foundation. The department will be renamed the HFPA Center for Cinema and Television at Los Angeles City College. Funds will be used to upgrade studio,… Read more »