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Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions Sets First-Look TV Deal With Netflix

  • The Wrap
Netflix has signed a multi-year first look TV deal with Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum’s Gloria Sanchez Productions, the streaming company confirmed.

The Netflix deal comes as the production company’s “Dead to Me” is heading into its second season on the streamer. Ferrell will also star alongside Rachel McAdams in the Sanchez-produced film “Eurovision,” that will premiere on Netflix in May. Sanchez separately has a film deal with Paramount.

The company, a subsidiary of Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, also named Brittney Segal to be Head of TV and David Koplan to be Head of Film. Elbaum founded Gloria Sanchez Productions as a sister company to Gary Sanchez, with a focus on female voices in comedy.

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The company is just branching into TV; along with “Dead to Me” the company is behind truTV’s “I’m Sorry,
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Gloria Sanchez Partners Will Ferrell & Jessica Elbaum Set Netflix First Look TV Deal, Name Brittney Segal TV Head, David Koplan Film Head

  • Deadline
Gloria Sanchez Partners Will Ferrell & Jessica Elbaum Set Netflix First Look TV Deal, Name Brittney Segal TV Head, David Koplan Film Head
Exclusive: Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions has made a multi-year nonexclusive first look TV deal with Netflix. The company separately made a multi-year Paramount feature deal. The company has also named Brittney Segal to be Head of TV and David Koplan to be Head of Film. The Netflix deal comes on the heels of the success of Dead to Me, which is now in post-production on its second season. The Gloria Sanchez-produced David Dobkin-directed Eurovision, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams and written by Ferrell and Andrew Steele, premieres on Netflix this May.

Ferrell is in Sundance this weekend to launch the Searchlight Pictures film Downhill opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, before its February 14th theatrical release.

Gloria Sanchez’s recent film credits include the awards season contenders Hustlers and Booksmart, and next up is the Kristen Wiig Annie Mumolo-starrer Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar.
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Will Ferrell's Gloria Sanchez Productions Signs First-Look Deal at Netflix

Will Ferrell's Gloria Sanchez Productions Signs First-Look Deal at Netflix
Will Ferrell is strengthening his relationship with Netflix.

The actor and producer's Gloria Sanchez Productions, which he heads with Jessica Elbaum, has signed a first-look deal with the streamer. Separately, the company has signed a feature deal with Paramount.

The company has also named Brittney Segal and David Koplan heads of TV and film, respectively.

"We're thrilled to continue to build upon Gloria Sanchez’s strong slate of female-driven storytelling at the highest level," Ferrell and Elbaum said in a statement. "While celebrating that brand mission, we are excited to expand our scope to include ...
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‘Papillon’: Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek’s New Drama Is ‘Somewhat of a Love Story’

  • Variety
‘Papillon’: Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek’s New Drama Is ‘Somewhat of a Love Story’
When the autobiographical novel “Papillon” was published in France in 1969, it was hailed as “the greatest adventure story of all time” — and that description set the tone of the 1973 film adaptation starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman as two prisoners trying to escape a penal colony in Guiana.

But Michael Noer, the Danish director of a new remake starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek taking on the parts played by McQueen and Hoffman, respectively, says he had more than an action/buddy movie in mind while shooting the real-life drama about Parisian safecracker Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Hunnam), who was framed for murder and formed an unlikely friendship with counterfeiter Louis Dega (Malek) while planning his escape from the penal colony in the 1940s.

Noer envisioned an unlikely love story of inmates-turned-soulmates.

“That was the first thing I wrote on the side of the pages as I was skimming through the
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‘Papillon’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek Are Hellbent On Escaping Devil’s Island Prison

‘Papillon’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek Are Hellbent On Escaping Devil’s Island Prison
“I’ll underwrite any escape you can arrange,” the millionaire prisoner tells his framed fellow inmate. Only problem is, their penitentiary is a remote island, and “there’s no way off.”

Tell that to Henri “Papillon” Charrière — who intones, “There’s always a way.” Then again, the punishment for attempted escape is two years in solitary. One’s second attempt is met with a life sentence on said Devil’s Island.

Here is the first trailer for Papillon, director Michael Noer’s remake of the 1973 film that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman and was co-penned by Dalton Trumbo. Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek step into their respective roles as safecracker Charrière and quirky counterfeiter Louis Dega. Together, the mismatched pair navigate a gauntlet of bullets, whips, even sharks as they struggle for to attain freedom.

The redo is scripted by Aaron Guzikowski based on Charriere’s books Papillon and Banco,
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Us Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

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Us Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'
Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere.

Papillon shot for 51 days in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as various locations in Montenegro and the Mediterranean Film Studioswater tanks in Malta.

Michael Noer directs from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski. The story charts Charriere’s escape attempts from the brutal penal colony on French Guiana.

Red Granite’s Joey McFarland, David Koplan and Riza Aziz produce with Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi.

Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starred in the 1973 version.

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‘Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek To Play Dustin Hoffman Role In ‘Papillon’ Remake

‘Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek To Play Dustin Hoffman Role In ‘Papillon’ Remake
Exclusive: Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is negotiating to star with Charlie Hunnam in Papillon, the remake of the 1973 classic film. Hunnam will play the role originated by Steve McQueen and Malek is in talks to play the role originated by Dustin Hoffman. The film will shoot in September, directed by Michael Noer (Northwest) from a script by Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski. The picture is backed by Red Granit and Joey McFarland, riza aziz, David Koplan, Ram Bergman and…
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Red Granite launches Charlie Hunnam's 'Papillon' remake

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Red Granite launches Charlie Hunnam's 'Papillon' remake
Exclusive: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.

Red Granite International’s Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri have begun sales here on Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam.

The film is styled as a contemporary and gritty re-telling of Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1973 classic that starred Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière, a petty criminal sent to the notorious Devil’s Island penal colony in French Guiana after he is unjustly convicted of murder.

Charrière befriends a counterfeiter who offers to fund his escape in return for protection.

Danish director Michael Noer is lining up to start production outside the Us this summer from a script by Aaron Guzikowski. CAA represents Us rights to the classic adventure story.

Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi produce, while Dimbort and Mercuri are among the executive producers with David Koplan, Yan-Fischer-Romanovsky, Joshua D. Mauer, Terrence Chang and Martin Hellstern.
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Giveaway – Win A Copy Of Dumb And Dumber To

Two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ endearingly dense pairing spun slapstick comedy into box office gold in Dumb and Dumber, the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack and On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber; There’s Something about Mary; Me, Myself and Irene) the Dumb and Dumber To Blu-ray Combo Pack offers hilarious extra belly laughs including an alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes, and a multi-part feature that takes viewers behind the scenes of the no-holds-barred comedy.

The side-splitting sequel also stars Rob Riggle (The Hangover, 21 Jump Street), Kathleen Turner (Marley & Me, Romancing the Stone), Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead,” Silent Hill), Rachel Melvin (My Funny Valentine, “Days of Our Lives”), and Steve Tom(“Major Crimes,” Seven Pounds).

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as
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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Set To Star in Daddy’S Home

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Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions announced today that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in Daddy’S Home.

Daddy’S Home follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

Sean Anders (“Horrible Bosses 2,” “That’S My Boy”) will direct.

Wahlberg and Ferrell previously starred together in the comedy The Other Guys . In August of 2010, St. Louis beat out big cities in The Other Guys contest on Facebook and hosted the “The Other Guys Other Premiere.” Both actors were on hand for the red carpet premiere.

Red Granite Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the film, which Paramount Pictures will distribute worldwide.
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Mark Wahlberg And Will Ferrell Reunite For Daddy's Home

  • TheMovieBit
Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions announced today that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in “Daddy’S Home.” Red Granite Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the film, which Paramount Pictures will distribute worldwide. The film is expected to begin shooting later this year. Sean Anders (“Horrible Bosses 2,” “That’S My Boy”) will direct the screenplay written by Brian Burns (“Blue Bloods,” “Entourage”), with revision by Anders and John Morris (“Horrible Bosses 2,” “Dumb And Dumber To”), Chris Henchy (“The Campaign,” “The Other Guys”), Adam McKay (“Anchorman 2: The Ledgend Continues,” “The Campaign”) and Etan Cohen (“Men In Black 3,” “Tropic Thunder”).Morris will produce with Ferrell, Henchy and McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner (“Tammy,” “Get Hard”). The executive producers are Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and David Koplan (“Dumb And Dumber To,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street”) from Red Granite Pictures.
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Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg Reteam In New Comedy 'Daddy's Home'

Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions announced today that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in “Daddy’S Home.” Red Granite Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the film, which Paramount Pictures will distribute worldwide. The film is expected to begin shooting later this year.

Sean Anders (“Horrible Bosses 2,” “That’S My Boy”) will direct the screenplay written by Brian Burns (“Blue Bloods,” “Entourage”), with revision by Anders and John Morris (“Horrible Bosses 2,” “Dumb And Dumber To”), Chris Henchy (“The Campaign,” “The Other Guys”), Adam McKay (“Anchorman 2: The Ledgend Continues,” “The Campaign”) and Etan Cohen (“Men In Black 3,” “Tropic Thunder”).

Morris will produce with Ferrell, Henchy and McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner (“Tammy,” “Get Hard”). The executive producers are Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and David Koplan (“Dumb And Dumber To,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street
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Gregory Segal joins Heretic Films

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Heretic Films has appointed the producer and entertainment attorney as president. Separately, Mika Pryce has joined Red Granite as creative executive.

Segal (pictured) represented the company as its attorney on the Sundance entry Low Down starring Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, as well as Kevin Pollak’s upcoming Misery Loves Comedy and Slamdance best narrative feature audience award winner Copenhagen.

“Greg brings Heretic extensive experience in all phases of independent film production, as well as a keen knowledge of film finance and domestic and international film distribution,” said CEO Burton Ritchie.

Red Granite hire Mika Pryce will report directly to production president David Koplan and most recently served two years as story editor at Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park Pictures. Her experience includes time at Evolution Media Capital and Lionsgate International.
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Red Granite Hires Mika Pryce As Creative Executive

Former Langley Park Pictures story editor Mika Pryce has been tapped as creative executive at Red Granite Pictures, the indie finance, production and distribution outfit run by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland. Pryce, who also has worked at Evolution Media Capital and Lionsgate International, will report to Red Granite president of production David Koplan.

Red Granite has Alexandre Aja’s Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple coming out October 31 via Radius-twc and is behind the Farrelly brothers’ Dumb And Dumber To which Universal releases November 14. On its development slate is The General, based on the story of George Washington, and The Brigands Of Rattleborge, the onetime Black List script about bandits who terrorize a Old West town under the cover of a torrential rain storm.
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Interview: A conversation with Stuart Blumberg, director of Thanks for Sharing

We chat with filmmaker Stuart Blumberg about his directorial debut Thanks for Sharing, starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson and Alecia Moore...

Q: Tell us about Thanks for Sharing...

Stuart Blumberg: Thanks for Sharing is the story of 3 men who are in a 12 step recovery program for sex addiction in New York City and it tells the story of how through their friendship and their fellowship and their struggles, they help each other recover and be the best people they can be.

Q: Can you walk us through each storyline?

Sb: Sure. There is the character that Mark Ruffalo plays, named Adam, and Adam is a successful environment consultant who has been in the program for about 5 years. And he had a really sort of tough, checkered past, full of lots of sort of dark stuff and when he got into the program he
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2 New Thanks For Sharing clips

Watch fresh clips from Thanks for Sharing, starring Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Lionsgate romantic comedy opens in theaters on September 20th, 2013, and also stars Josh Gad, Alecia Moore and Tim Robbins. Stuart Blumberg directs from a script he wrote with Matt Wilson, this the comic and deeply moving look at a new kind of modern family, as a group of friends in recovery learns to face life together with heart, humor and humility. Gary Gilbert, William Migliore and David Koplan produce.
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Koplan joins Red Granite

  • ScreenDaily
The financing, production and sales company has hired David Koplan as head of physical production and development.

Koplan, an experience producer whose credits include Thanks For Sharing [pictured] and served as executive producer on the forthcoming untitled Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei rom-com, will work closely with Red Granite Pictures chairman Riza Aziz and vice-chairman Joey McFarland.

His first assignment at Red Granite will be Dumb And Dumber To starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

“We are pleased to be adding such a talented film executive to our team who shares the same vision as Red Granite Pictures and will lend well to expanding our slate,” said Aziz.
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Toronto 2012: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions Team on 'Thanks For Sharing'

Lionsgate has bought Stuart Blumberg's sex addiction dramedy "Thanks For Sharing" starring Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Robbins. The Toronto International Film Festival world premiere will be a joint theatrical release by Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions. The directorial debut of Blumberg from a script he wrote with Matt Winston, the film was produced by Class 5 FilmsWilliam Migliore and David Koplan, and Olympus PicturesLeslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, and Miranda de Pencier. Edward Norton executive produced through Class 5. The deal was negotiated on behalf of Lionsgate by Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-productions, with Eda Kowan, senior VP of acquisitions and Wendy Jaffe, executive VP of business and legal affairs. UTA Independent Film Group and Wme Global brokered the sale of the film.
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Pink likes 'Sharing'

American singer-songwriter Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink, has joined the cast of Olympus Pictures and Class 5 Films' independent comedy "Thanks for Sharing."According to Variety, the film marks the directorial debut of Stuart Blumberg, who was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing "The Kids Are All Right."Blumberg co-wrote the 'Sharing' screenplay with Matt Winston.Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson, Patrick Fugit and Josh Gad have also been cast.Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech and Miranda de Pencier will produce for Olympus, while William Migliore and David Koplan will produce for Class 5.The story focuses on a group of men developing friendships while in a 12-step program for recovering sex addicts.Production is underway in New York.Pink's other film credits
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Blumberg Sex Addiction Dramedy Thank You for Sharing: Cast includes Paltrow, Pink, Ruffalo, Robbins

Blumberg Sex Addiction Dramedy Thank You for Sharing: Cast includes Paltrow, Pink, Ruffalo, Robbins
Writer-director Stuart Blumberg's (co-writer of The Kids are All Right; pictured top left) will bring his Thanks for Sharing to life with Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Patrick Fugit, Joely Richardson, Josh Gad and the newest cast member, Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink). The film is currently shooting in New York City, and follows a group of "unlikely friends brought together through their shared determination to recover from sex addiction and forge meaningful relationships for the first time in their lives." The dramatic comedy is produced by William Migliore and David Koplan (Class 5 Films, of which Blumberg is a partner), as well as Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech and Miranda de Pencier (Olympus Pictures, which is financing the film). Edward Norton is executive producer.
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