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Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Board and Vice-Chairs

The Independent Film & Television Alliance, an international trade association representing more than 135 companies in 23 countries, elected four vice-chairs at its annual membership meetings today in Los Angeles and London. Elected vice-chairs were Jay Joyce of Artist View Entertainment, Troma Entertainment’s Lloyd Kaufman, Charlotte Mickie of Mongrel International and Screen Media’s Almira Ravil. Ten others were elected to the Ifta's board of directors: Camela Galano
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Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Board and Vice-Chairs

The Independent Film & Television Alliance, an international trade association representing more than 135 companies in 23 countries, elected four vice-chairs at its annual membership meetings today in Los Angeles and London. Elected vice-chairs were Jay Joyce of Artist View Entertainment, Troma Entertainment’s Lloyd Kaufman, Charlotte Mickie of Mongrel International and Screen Media’s Almira Ravil. Ten others were elected to the Ifta's board of directors: Camela Galano
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Ifta elections choose executive committee, board for 2016-18

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Independent Film & Television Alliance (Ifta) membership voted in the executive committee and board for the 2016-2018 term at Thursday’s concurrent annual membership meeting in Los Angeles and London.

Mongrel International president Charlotte Mickie was elected to the executive committee as vice-chair alongside Jay Joyce of Artist View Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment, and Almira Ravil of Screen Media.

Michael Ryan of Gfm Films (pictured) will continue in his role as board chairman. Myriad Pictures chief Kirk D’Amico and Lise Romanoff of Vision Films continue in their posts as vice-chairs for the second year of their term.

The following were elected to the board at Thursday’s meeting: Shaked Berenson (Epic Pictures Group); Tamara Birkemoe (Foresight Unlimited); Jody Cipriano (CineTel Films); Alexandra Cocean (Voltage Pictures); Camela Galano (Relativity Media); Brad Krevoy (Motion Picture Corporation Of America); Albert Lee (Emperor Motion Pictures); Nat McCormick (The Exchange); Michael Rothstein (Im Global); and Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films).

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Tiff exclusive: Johnny Depp to star in thriller 'Labyrinth'

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Exclusive: In a mouth-watering and rare major pre-sales title headed for Toronto, Good Universe is preparing to introduce the thriller to buyers this week.

Depp will star in the feature from Good Films as Russell Poole, the late La detective who the towards the end of the 1990s investigated the unsolved assassinations of hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Poole encountered endless dead ends, yet his dogged legwork uncovered corruption in the Lapd that rocked the institution to its core.

UTA and Wme Global jointly represent Us rights to Labyrinth, the latest project from Good Films, the company behind Bryan Cranston crime drama The Infiltrator and Viggo Mortensen wartime drama Good.

Producer Miriam Segal of Good Films flew into Toronto on Tuesday evening and is preparing to rustle up enthusiasm ahead of an anticipated production start later this year – not that it should take much effort to get buyers excited about the project.

Depp is riding
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Tiff: Johnny Depp to star in Good Films’ 'Labyrinth'

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Exclusive: In a mouth-watering and rare major pre-sales title headed for Toronto, Good Universe is preparing to introduce the thriller to buyers this week.

Depp will star in the feature from Good Films as Russell Poole, the late La detective who the towards the end of the 1990s investigated the unsolved assassinations of hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Poole encountered endless dead ends, yet his dogged legwork uncovered corruption in the Lapd that rocked the institution to its core.

UTA and Wme Global jointly represent Us rights to Labyrinth, the latest project from Good Films, the company behind Bryan Cranston crime drama The Infiltrator and Viggo Mortensen wartime drama Good.

Producer Miriam Segal of Good Films flew into Toronto on Tuesday evening and is preparing to rustle up enthusiasm ahead of an anticipated production start later this year – not that it should take much effort to get buyers excited about the project.

Depp is riding
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Michael Ryan returns as Ifta chairman

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As previously reported exclusively on Screendaily, the Gfm Films partner has been voted in for his third term as chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (Ifta).

The membership meeting took place simultaneously at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City and via telephone to the British Screen Advisory Council in London.

Ryan, a fierce opponent of the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Single Market, replaces outgoing Paul Hertzberg and served two terms as Ifta chairman from 2003-07.

Joining him on the executive committee will be Myriad president and CEO Kirk D’Amico, who was re-elected as general vice-chairperson, Vision Films MD and CEO Lise Romanoff, who was re-elected vice-chairperson/secretary, and Mongrel International president Charlotte Mickie, who was elected vice-chairperson/Non-Californian.

Voltage Pictures CEO Nicolas Chartier, Arclight svp of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein and The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea continue in the second year of their terms on the executive committee.

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Relativity files for bankruptcy

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Relativity files for bankruptcy
Ryan Kavanaugh’s embattled studio ended months of speculation on Thursday, initiating a voluntary Chapter 11 filing it said would allow it to strengthen the balance sheet and recapitalise.

A press release said Relativity and “certain of its subsidiaries” filed voluntary petitions at the Us Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York after laying off 75 people on Wednesday.

The filing does not cover Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution (Red), Relativity Sports and Relativity Education, however as part of the reorganisation the hierarchy will wind down the fashion division M3/Relativity.

Relativity also announced it is seeking a sale and has signed an agreement with Rm Bidder LLC, an entity formed and owned by certain pre-petition lenders, that will be filed with the court later on Thursday. A spokesperson for Relativity delcined to comment on which companies comprise Rm Bidder. Anchorage Capital, Falcon Investments and Colbeck Capital are among Relativity’s senior debt holders.

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Relativity updates key distribution deals

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Exclusive: Company signs new deals with Tele München Group, Viva and Imagem.

Relativity International, at Berlin’s European Film Market (Efm) selling the Gerard Butler thriller Hunter-Killer, has updated key relationships in its global distribution network.

The company has signed a new output deal with Tele München Group for Relativity Studios productions in Germany and Austria.

A new partnership in the Philippines will see Viva distribute both Relativity Studios films and third-party titles overseen by Relativity International.

Meanwhile, Relativity International president Camela Galano and Imagem have extended the Latin American deal covering Relativity Studios titles and third-party fare on the Relativity International slate.

Relativity International continues to expand its ability to bring both Relativity Studios’ films and our partners’ films to audiences around the world,” said Galano.

“Tmg, Imagem and Viva are all leaders in their respective territories and we are proud to be working with them.”

Tele Muenchen Group owner and CEO Herbert Kloiber added: “I am delighted
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Ifta votes in new board

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Independent Film & Television Alliance membership held their annual elections on September 24 for the executive committee and board of directors.

Ifta chairperson Paul Hertzberg of CineTel Films will head the executive committee. The committee members for 2014-16 are: general vice-chairperson Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures (pictured); chairperson of export alliance Clay Epstein of Arclight Films; vice-chairperson/finance Brian O’Shea of The Exchange; and general vice-chairperson/non-Californian Michael Ryan of Gfm Films.

Continuing on the executive committee for the second year of their terms are: general vice-chairperson Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures and vice-chairperson/secretary Lise Romanoff of Vision Films.

The following have been elected to the board for the 2014-2016 term: Tamara Birkemoe of Foresight Unlimited; Camela Galano of Relativity International;

Gene George of Starz Media; Jay Joyce of Artist View Entertainment; Lloyd Kaufman of Troma; Brad Krevoy of Motion Picture Corporation Of America; Robbie Little of The Little Film Company; Nicole Mackey of Fortissimo Film Sales
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The Man on Carrion Road’s First Look at Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson

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The Man on Carrion Road’s First Look at Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson
The first look photo of two of the stars from ‘The Man on Carrion Road,’ Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson, has been released from Atlas Independent while the film is being presented at the Cannes Film Festival. The two lead a diverse cast, including Jim Belushi, John Leguizamo and Lynn Collins in the gritty thriller, which was helmed by ‘Apollo 18‘ director, Gonzalo López-Gallego. ‘The Man on Carrion Road’ was written by first-time feature film scribe, Nils Lyew, and produced by Atlas’ William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz. The film’s international sales at Cannes are being handled by Relativity International’s Camela Galano. In ‘The Man on Carrion Road,’ a [ Read More ]

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First Look at Gonzalo López-Gallego’s The Man On Carrion Road

Here’s a first look at Atlas Independent’s gritty thriller The Man On Carrion Road, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego and starring Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane, Jim Belushi, Lynn Collins, and John Leguizamo.

Produced by Atlas’ William Green, Aaron Ginsburg, and Andy Horwitz, The Man On Carrion Road follows a retired sheriff (McShane) and his replacement (Wilson) as they investigate a cartel deal gone wrong, while hunted by a vicious hit man (Leguizamo).

Gonzalo López-Gallego previously directed Open Grave starring Sharlto Copley and Apollo 18.

Relativity International’s Camela Galano is handling international sales in Cannes.

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'The Man on Carrion Road' Photo with Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson

'The Man on Carrion Road' Photo with Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson
Atlas Independent has released the first photo for the gritty thriller The Man on Carrion Road, which gives us a look at Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane as they head into a gunfight. Gonzalo L&#243pez-Gallego directs this story of a retired sheriff and his replacement as they investigate a cartel deal gone wrong, while being hunted by a vicious hit man (John Leguizamo). The movie also stars Lynn Collins and James Belushi.

Relativity International's Camela Galano is handling international sales in Cannes.

The Man on Carrion Road comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins, James Belushi. The film is directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego.
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Son Of God sells for Relativity Int’l

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Relativity International has licensed more than 60 territories to LightWorkers Media’s feature version of smash miniseries The Bible, set to launch on more than 3,000 screens in North America through Fox on Friday (28).

Relativity International president Camela Galano and her team concluded brisk sales on the Jesus tale Son Of God after introducing the title at the recent Efm In Berlin.

The Bible producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey of LightWorkers Media reprise their roles on the feature as does Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado (pictured) in the role of Jesus. Hans Zimmer composed the score.

Sun Distribution Group acquired pan-Latin American rights and plans an Easter weekend release, while Gulf Films picked up 16 Middle Eastern territories and Blitz Film will release in eight territories across the former Yugoslavia.

Additional deals concluded in the Philippines (Pioneer Films), Poland (Monolith Films), Portugal (Big Picture Films), Indonesia (Pratama Film), South Korea (Sookie Pictures), Japan (Broadmedia Studios) and Hong Kong (Golden Scene).

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Relativity International finds Son Of God

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Exclusive: Relativity International has picked up international sales rights to Son Of God, LightWorkers Media’s feature version of smash miniseries The Bible.

President Camela Galano will commence talks with Berlin buyers on the New Testament stand-alone feature that Fox has committed to release on more than 3,000 screens in North America on February 28.

The Bible producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey produced the feature version, which chronicles the life of Jesus and stars Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado (pictured) reprising his lead role from the miniseries.

Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Joe Wredden, Simon Kunz, Paul Marc Davis, Matthew Gravelle, Amber Rose Revah and Downey round out the cast.

Christopher Spencer directed Son Of God and Tony Mitchell and Crispin Reece directed additional scenes.

Nic Young is the lead writer, with additional writing by Richard Bedser, Spencer and Colin Swash. Richard Bedser also produced. Hans Zimmer composed the score.

Relativity International’s Efm slate
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Relativity Int'l finds Son Of God

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Exclusive: Relativity International has picked up international sales rights to Son Of God, LightWorkers Media’s feature version of smash miniseries The Bible.

President Camela Galano will commence talks with Berlin buyers on the New Testament stand-alone feature that Fox has committed to release on more than 3,000 screens in North America on February 28.

The Bible producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey produced the feature version, which chronicles the life of Jesus and stars Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado (pictured) reprising his lead role from the miniseries.

Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Joe Wredden, Simon Kunz, Paul Marc Davis, Matthew Gravelle, Amber Rose Revah and Downey round out the cast.

Christopher Spencer directed Son Of God and Tony Mitchell and Crispin Reece directed additional scenes.

Nic Young is the lead writer, with additional writing by Richard Bedser, Spencer and Colin Swash. Richard Bedser also produced. Hans Zimmer composed the score.

Relativity International’s Efm slate
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Ifta elects 10 new board members

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Ifta has elected its new executive committee and board of directors.

Ifta chairperson Paul Hertzberg will lead the 2013-14 executive committee and is joined by general vice-chairperson Kirk D’Amico and vice-chairperson/secretary Lise Romanoff.

Continuing on the executive committee for the second year of their two-year terms are: Clay Epstein, chairperson, Ifta Export Alliance; Nicolas Chartier, vice-chairperson; Brian O’Shea vice-chairperson/finance; and Michael Ryan, vice-chairperson.

Elected to this year’s board are: Glen Basner, Shaked Berenson, Roger Corman, Pierre David, Ennis Hensley, Andrew Kramer, Albert Lee, Avi Lerner, Charlotte Mickie and Thorsten Schumacher. Mathilde Epstein, Camela Galano and Brad Krevoy serve as alternates.

Continuing in the second year of their two-year board terms are: David Garrett, Gene George, Tatyana Joffe, Jay Joyce, Robbie Little, Nicole Mackey, Barbara Mudge, Almira Ravil, Mimi Steinbauer and Lisa Wilson.
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Relativity opens Middle East hub

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Relativity has launched Relativity Middle East to partner with local producers of film, TV and digital content.

In addition Relativity Media has extended its Middle East output deal with Gulf Film to cover Relativity titles and acquisitions as well as third party sales handled by Relativity International.

Camela Galano, president of Relativity International, will oversee the relationship with Gulf.

Relativity Middle East will be headquartered in the region with the aim of building a pipeline of original, local product.

“Demand for high-quality entertainment content in the Middle East has been expanding rapidly over the past few years,” said Relativity Media founder and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh.

“Relativity is committed to building on our already strong presence in the region and to help accelerate growth across the film, television and digital media landscapes.”

“We’re very pleased to announce this partnership, which further cements the synergistic relationship between Gulf Film, the Middle East’s leading film distributor and exhibitor
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Relativity opens Mid East hub

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Relativity has launched Relativity Middle East to partner with local producers of film, TV and digital content.

In addition Relativity Media has extended its Middle East output deal with Gulf Film to cover Relativity titles and acquisitions as well as third party sales handled by Relativity International.

Camela Galano, president of Relativity International, will oversee the relationship with Gulf.

Relativity Middle East will be headquartered in the region with the aim of building a pipeline of original, local product.

“Demand for high-quality entertainment content in the Middle East has been expanding rapidly over the past few years,” said Relativity Media founder and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (pictured).

“Relativity is committed to building on our already strong presence in the region and to help accelerate growth across the film, television and digital media landscapes.”

“We’re very pleased to announce this partnership, which further cements the synergistic relationship between Gulf Film, the Middle East’s leading film distributor and exhibitor
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Paul Hertzberg To Continue As Ifta Chairman; Board Nominations Unveiled

Los Angeles (September 17, 2013) – The Independent Film & Television Association (Ifta), the trade association representing producers and distributors worldwide, today announced that Paul Hertzberg (President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc.) will continue as Chairman for a further two year term. Nominations for election to Ifta’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee are complete and the slate of candidates vying for seats is extensive, including executives from Entertainment One, FilmNation, Lionsgate, Relativity and Weinstein. The elections are held as part of Ifta’s Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and concurrently at the British Screen Advisory Council in London. This year’s election has 23 candidates from across the independent film industry seeking 12 open seats on Ifta’s Board of Directors. An additional 14 Board Members are starting the second year of their two year terms and are not up for election. Nominees for the Ifta Board of Directors
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Timothy Olyphant Takes the Lead in The Man on Carrion Road

Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment and Relativity International, the newly formed international division of Relativity Media are pleased to announce a two picture deal in which Atlas Independent will produce and Relativity International will co-finance and sell internationally. The first film of the two will be the Gonzalo L&#243pez-Gallego helmed The Man on Carrion Road. Relativity International, led by President Camela Galano, will commence international sales at Cannes.

Gonzalo L&#243pez-Gallego (Apollo 18) will direct The Man on Carrion Road based on rising screenwriter, Nils Lyew's, script. Timothy Olyphant is currently attached to star. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce. Atlas' Andy Horwitz will executive produce. Atlas Independent is also currently in post-production on L&#243pez-Gallego's feature, Open Grave.

The Man on Carrion Road is the visceral story of a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town.
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