Congrats to our clients and films for some awards recognition
Clients J.C Chandor and Before the Door Pictures with four nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for ALL IS LOST, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead, and Best Cinematography.
Yolonda Ross from GO FOR SISTERS with a Best Supporting Female nomination from the Independent Spirit Award.
UPSTREAM COLOR and Shane Carruth for two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director and Best Editing.
And Frederick Wiseman, director of AT BERKELEY, was recognized with Special Award by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Also Lucy Walker's THE CRASH REEL was shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature for this year's Oscars.
In theaters on December 13th - Lucy Walker's THE CRASH REEL
The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in THE CRASH REEL, an exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.
In theaters on January 17th - Michael Rosenbaum's BACK IN THE DAY
Jim Owens (Michael Rosenbaum) is an aspiring actor in Hollywood whose only claim to fame is being the face of a series of insurance commercials. With his tail between his legs and not too excited about his future in Los Angeles, he decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion. Reliving the glory days with his now-married friends and an encounter with an old flame are just the beginning. Jim gets his buddies in hot water with their wives after they seek vengeance on their former high school principal and nearly break up a wedding, which leaves Jim to wonder what could have been.
Michael Rosenbaum makes his feature directorial and writing debut with BACK IN THE DAY, a comedy where second chances can be the best first impressions. The film also stars Morena Baccarin, Danielle Bisutti, Liz Carey, Emma Caulfield, Sarah Colonna, Jay R. Ferguson, Mike Hagerty, Isaiah Mustafa, Kristoffer Polaha, Nick Swardson, and Harland Williams.
Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment finalizes cast for Martin Scorsese's THE WANNABE
Prodigy PR client Electric Entertainment is fully financing the new Martin Scorsese film THE WANNABE, which will commence principal photography in Brooklyn on October 28th and stars Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza, and Michael Imperioli with David Zayas, Vincenzo Amato, Neal Huff, Mike Starr and rapper Slaine. Electric’s Head of Distribution, Sonia Mehandjiyska is kicking-off sales for the title at the upcoming American Film Market.
Set in New York City during the early 1990s, THE WANNABE centers on Thomas (Piazza), a man obsessed with mob culture who attempts to fix the jury in the trial of John Gotti. But as the plot is foiled and he’s rejected by the ones he idolizes most, he sets off with Rose (Arquette), a neighborhood fixture, on a ride worthy of mob lore.
More about the announcement can be found on Variety.
Devlin is currently in pre-production on his feature directorial debut, GEOSTORM, which he is producing with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric's Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
BiFrost Pictures announces that Don Cheadle will play Miles Davis in KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER
Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, and Zoe Saldana will star in BiFrost Pictures’ KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER, which will tell the story of a few dangerous days in the life of Miles Davis, the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (McGregor) to steal back his music. Cheadle will play Davis and will make his feature directorial debut from a script co-written with Steven Baigelman.
BiFrost principal Daniel Wagner is financing and will produce the project along with Robert Ogden Barnum, Cheadle and Lenore Zerman for their Crescendo Productions banner, Darryl Porter, and Vince Wilburn Jr. Executive producers are Pamela Hirsch, Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis, Cassian Elwes and Baigelman. Herbie Hancock, a legend in his own right and close collaborator of Davis, will participate in the project as well. The project was packaged by UTA which arranged the financing and is representing U.S. rights. Leading international films sales company IM Global is handling international distribution.
A Season of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Over 100 million people have seen Cirque du Soleil performances live and now over 100 million North American VOD households will have direct access to Cirque du Soleil content on demand via Gravitas Ventures, who are exclusively distributing the shows.
The programs will include performance specials featuring the live shows as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries that highlight the creative process of a Cirque du Soleil show. These titles are available for the first time to a North American audience on VOD.