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Samuel Goldwyn Theater Upgrades to Cinionic Laser Projection

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has partnered with cinema technology company Cinionic to upgrade its Samuel Goldwyn Theater—located in Beverly Hills—with Cinionic laser technology. The Barco laser projector used in this upgrade provides high brightness, color gamut, and exquisite picture quality. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater...
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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires ‘Tell It Like A Woman’ Whose All-Star Cast & Director Lineup Includes Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Cara Delevingne, Eva Longoria & Jacqueline Fernandez; Diane Warren & Sofia Carson Team For Original Song

EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Goldwyn Films has closed a deal with Italian outfit Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment to acquire U.S. distribution rights to star-studded female-powered feature Tell It Like A Woman, whose filmmakers and actors include Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Pauletta Washington, Cara Delevingne, Catherine Hardwicke, Margherita Buy, Marcia Gay Harden, Eva Longoria, Leonor Varela, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anne Watanabe and Mipo O.
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Jean-Marc Vallée’s 2005 Dramedy ‘C.R.A.Z.Y.’ To Get First-Ever U.S. Release Via Samuel Goldwyn Films

Click here to read the full article. Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to the coming-of-age film C.R.A.Z.Y., which launched the career of the late Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), making the film accessible to U.S. audiences for the first time since its run on the festival circuit in 2005. The film will hit theaters on June 3rd, following promotional screenings at prominent LGBTQ+ film festivals across the country. Vallée’s breakout hit tells the story of Zac (Marc-Andre Grondin,) a young French Canadian and one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s. Surrounded by Pink Floyd,...
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Rom-Com ‘Divorce Bait’; HBO Max Lands Dramedy ‘Love And Baseball’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights to Grandave International’s romantic comedy Divorce Bait, with plans to release it in theaters and on digital platforms this fall. In the film from director Patrick Perez Viduari, Alexis Laguna (Vannessa Vasquez) is a happily re-married, suburban housewife. But when she finds out that her friends are getting a divorce, and have begun to date others within their circle, she starts to spiral. Who can she trust? Alexis comes up with a plan, announcing on social media that she and Marco (Justin Berti) are getting a divorce...
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‘A Miracle Before Christmas’, ‘Surprised By Oxford’ Castings; Fade To Black Films Slate; Acquisitions By Samuel Goldwyn, Freestyle, Adventure Entertainment, Gravitas; More – Film Briefs

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Romeo Miller (Honey) and Keith David (Greenleaf) have signed on to star in the film A Miracle Before Christmas, from writer-director LazRael Lison (#Unknown). The love story centers on Mercedes Wright (Luckett), a famous, fast-talking relationship therapist who has the answers to fixing everyone else’s marital issues, but is challenged by problems faced with her own husband (Miller), leaning on help from an angel (David) to get past them. Lison and Tatiana Chekhova are producing the film under their Summer House Pictures banner, with Charles F. Porter of Black Bench...
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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires Family Film ‘Dakota’ Starring Abbie Cornish, Lola Sultan & More For April Release

EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment’s family film Dakota, starring Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Lola Sultan (Netflix’s Yes Day), William Baldwin (Backdraft), Patrick Muldoon (The Comeback Trail) and Tim Rozon (Surreal Estate), for release in limited theaters beginning April 1, with a platformed theatrical rollout to follow. In the action-adventure pic, recently widowed single mom Kate Sanders (Cornish) lives on her family’s farm in Georgia with her daughter Alex (Sultan). Life on the farm is a challenge and things only get more complicated when the combat dog Dakota, delivered by...
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Abner Benaim’s Oscar-Shortlisted Panamanian Drama ‘Plaza Catedral’

EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired Plaza Catedral, the Oscar-shortlisted film from writer-director Abner Benaim, which looks to represent Panama at the 94th Academy Awards, in the category of Best International Feature. The company’s release plan has not yet been disclosed. The drama centers on Alicia (Ilse Salas), a woman who had a perfect life before her 6-year-old son died in a tragic accident. Plagued by grief, she becomes estranged from society – until one night a street-smart 13-year-old boy named Chief (Fernando Xavier de Casta) arrives at her door bleeding from a gunshot wound, and begs her to let him...
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Bhutan’s Oscar Entry ‘Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom’ Finds North American Home With Samuel Goldwyn Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Pawo Choyning Dorji’s lushly lensed Bhutanese drama “Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom,” one of the 15 films shortlisted for the Oscar’s international feature film race. Represented by Berlin-based Films Boutique, “Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom” premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019 and won the audience award at last year’s Palm Springs Film Festival. The critically acclaimed film is the second Oscar entry from Bhutan, a landlocked country in South Asia. The first official Bhutanese Oscar submission was in 1999 with Khyentse Norbu’s “The Cup,” a Tibetan-language drama. The...
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Venice Competition Pic ‘Captain Volkonogov Escaped’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Stalin-era stylish thriller “Captain Volkonogov Escaped,” which world premiered in competition at Venice and earned stellar reviews. Sold by Memento International (“A Hero,” “Call Me By Your Name”), the film will have its North American premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival. Penned and directed by Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov, the film stars rising Russian actor Yuri Borisov (“Compartment 6,” “Petrov’s Flu”) as Captain Volkonogov, a well-respected law enforcer in the former Soviet Union who witnesses his colleagues being suspiciously questioned. Sensing that his turn will soon come, he plans...
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Valérie Lemercier’s Céline Dion-Inspired Pic “Aline” Lands at Roadside Attractions, Samuel Goldwyn Films

A new day has come: audiences stateside are finally going to get the chance to see Valérie Lemercier’s unofficial Céline Dion biopic. Loosely inspired by the life of the French-Canadian superstar, “Aline” made its world premiere at Cannes. Variety reports that Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films secured U.S. distribution rights with plans for a theatrical release in early 2022.
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Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn team up for U.S. release of fictional Celine Dion inspired film ‘Aline’

Cannes sensation Aline — with Valérie Lemercier’s buzzworthy star turn of the titular character at ages 5, 12 and into adulthood — has been acquired for an early 2022 U.S. theatrical release by Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films. Two time Cesar Award-winning writer/director/star Lemercier’s musical dramedy begins in 1960s...
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