Cinema of the United States

Limited Release of Transform Film's Acclaimed Documentary, Stranger/Sister

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6:07pm

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Transform Films announces the launch of the documentary, Stranger/Sister, for a limited release from March 1-15th immediately followed by a national Social Impact Campaign led by Odyssey Impact, in partnership with the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.

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  • NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Transform Films announces the launch of the documentary, Stranger/Sister, for a limited release from March 1-15th immediately followed by a national Social Impact Campaign led by Odyssey Impact, in partnership with the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.
  • Women's History Month: Learn how two women, one Jewish, one Muslim, combat hate and build a movement leading by example!
  • Following the film's World Premiere at the prestigious Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in 2020 and a continued Film Festival Tour, Transform Films presents a 2-week limited release of the acclaimed documentary Stranger/Sister (39 min), directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kirsten Kelly (The Homestretch) and Katie Taber (Sempre Luis - Sundance 2020).
  • Learn from experts on how to get involved with the campaign and the calls to action to stop hate.

Thinkwell Group Releases Its 6th Annual Guest Experience Trend Report on Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Impact in Location-Based Experiences

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinkwell's 6th Annual Guest Experience Trend Report , released today, explores artificial intelligence (A.I.)

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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinkwell's 6th Annual Guest Experience Trend Report , released today, explores artificial intelligence (A.I.)
  • With input from a representative sample of more than 1,300 survey respondents, Thinkwell's 6th Annual Guest Experience Trend Report breaks down three ideas around the guest experience and integration with A.I., while also exploring the rising demand for technology and personalization.
  • "Thinkwell is focused on providing innovative, practical, and inclusive solutions to enhance the guest experience in any setting, and A.I.
  • For Thinkwell's insights, data highlights, and predictions on the future of artificial intelligence and guest experience, read the full report here .

Sony Pictures and Lionsgate Team Up on New Multi-Year Physical Home Entertainment Distribution Agreement

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

Lionsgate will continue to maintain its own independent sales and marketing teams while leveraging SPHE's best-in-class supply chain and distribution services.

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  • Lionsgate will continue to maintain its own independent sales and marketing teams while leveraging SPHE's best-in-class supply chain and distribution services.
  • The agreement was jointly announced by Jason Spivak, Executive Vice President, Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and Ron Schwartz, President, Worldwide Distribution, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
  • "We're excited to embark on this new relationship with Lionsgate in physical home entertainment," said Spivak.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.

Lavazza Supports Charity and Film Industry as the Official Coffee of the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

Whether it was inventing the coffee blend or a drive-in film festival in 2020, Lavazza has always believed that behind every great film, there is always a great coffee.

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  • Whether it was inventing the coffee blend or a drive-in film festival in 2020, Lavazza has always believed that behind every great film, there is always a great coffee.
  • This is one of the many reasons why Lavazza is proud to partner with the Golden Globe Awards to show support for the film industry while doing some good.
  • The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 has hosted the annual Golden Globe Awards since 1944.
  • dick clark productions is the world's largest producer of televised live event entertainment, including the "Golden Globe Awards".

Eros STX And Leone Film Group Strike New Output Partnership In Italy

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 4:50pm

STX has closed a new strategic output deal with the industry-leadingLeone Film Group in Italy, the distributor behind box office hits including Knives Out and 1917.

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  • STX has closed a new strategic output deal with the industry-leadingLeone Film Group in Italy, the distributor behind box office hits including Knives Out and 1917.
  • The Roadshow, Searchers, SF Studios and Vertical output deals were first struck in 2015 and together with the Leone output deal, are exclusive agreements covering all STX productions and acquisitions.
  • Our newest partner in Leone Film Group wonderfully complements our network of best-in-class international distributors and we welcome them to the STX family."
  • "It is with great pride that we announce the partnership with STX," said Francesco Polimanti COO of Leone Film Group.

Amblin Television Developing Series Based on Walter Mosley’s “Easy Rawlins” Books

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

Amblin Television announced today that it has closed a deal to develop and produce a series based on Walter Mosleys bestselling books starring the character Ezekiel Easy Rawlins.

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  • Amblin Television announced today that it has closed a deal to develop and produce a series based on Walter Mosleys bestselling books starring the character Ezekiel Easy Rawlins.
  • The drama, based on the gritty detective series, will center around Easy, a Black WWII Army veteran turned hard-boiled private eye.
  • Mosley has written more than 60 critically acclaimed books, including fifteen novels and a collection of short stories starring Easy Rawlins.
  • Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg.

Playmaker, Sports Media Brand, Hires Napoleon 'Polo' Kerber to Run Playmaker Talent

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:38pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --With the results of the Super Bowl fresh on our minds, sports media brand, Playmaker , announced today that they will be aligning with WG Sports , an athlete & talent management firm owned by Napoleon "Polo" Kerber.

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  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --With the results of the Super Bowl fresh on our minds, sports media brand, Playmaker , announced today that they will be aligning with WG Sports , an athlete & talent management firm owned by Napoleon "Polo" Kerber.
  • As Head of Talent & Partnerships, he will launch a talent division under the Playmaker umbrella, joining the ownership group with brothers Brandon and Devon Harris.
  • Polo is one of the most talented & connected in the business," explained Brandon Harris, Playmaker founder.
  • Playmaker is focused on the come-ups & comebacks, helping athletes, artists & influencers share and monetize their stories at scale through shows, brand partnerships, merchandise and more.

Darling Ingredients Regretfully Announces The Passing Of Charles Macaluso, A Member Of The Board Since 2002

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), It is with great sadness that Darling Ingredients announces the passing of Charles Macaluso, longtime board member and friend on February 22, 2021.

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  • IRVING, Texas, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), It is with great sadness that Darling Ingredients announces the passing of Charles Macaluso, longtime board member and friend on February 22, 2021.
  • Mr. Macaluso "Mac" joined the Darling board in 2002, where he faithfully served as a director in various capacities.
  • Mac's input and leadership was vital in driving unprecedented growth and success at Darling," said Randall C. Stuewe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darling Ingredients.
  • "Mac will be greatly missed, and Darling employees and board members wish his family our sincerest condolences during this time."

Mogul Productions Launches Platform to Give Creators, Fans, and Financiers a Voice in the Filmmaking Process

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mogul Productions , the decentralized film financing (DeFiFi) platform that gives everyone a voice in the creative process, launches its platform.

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  • TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mogul Productions , the decentralized film financing (DeFiFi) platform that gives everyone a voice in the creative process, launches its platform.
  • At Mogul, we are giving filmmakers, fans, and film financiers a voice in the creative process, ensuring that more great films get made, and helping to right this asymmetrical market."
  • In the Mogul platform, creators gain opportunities for collaboration and the chance to get their films financed by the Mogul community.
  • STARS holders are key governing bodies of the Mogul platform, including the profit-sharing pool of capital accruing from Mogul-funded movies.

Ryan Murphy Set to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award at the 25th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 1:36pm

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Murphy,one of television's busiest and most successful writers-directors-producers, whose shows have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the esteemed Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) at the 25th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards.

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  • WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Murphy,one of television's busiest and most successful writers-directors-producers, whose shows have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the esteemed Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) at the 25th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards.
  • Murphy has created a profusionof award-winning shows, garnering him six Primetime Emmys, 26 additional award wins, and an unprecedented 72 nominations.
  • The ADG Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, April 10, 2021, will honor the extraordinary scope of Murphy's prestigious, award-winning work.
  • The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates, ADG, and Awards Producer Scott Moses, ADG.