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Movie and Filmmaking News — including new movies, films, film makers, funding and financing, directors, documentaries, video releases, streaming, and relating film industry news issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Universal FanCon is First Large-Scale Event to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion of Fans and Fandoms April 27-29, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The inaugural Universal FanCon is the first large-scale, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, fandom and true needs of those who love pop culture. This year’s event will help benefit relevant causes, including Geek Club Books Charity for Autism. Coming to Baltimore, Maryland, April 27-29, 2018.


ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Urbanstylz announced today that “Resolution Song” will be released nationwide. The film’s underlying faith, family, and racial components will resonate with all communities. Directed by award-winning Film Director, Antonio James (“Trey,” 2013), “Resolution Song” was acquired by Sony Pictures affiliate, Smith Global Media, in 2016 and will be released via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment division February 6, 2018.

Premiere Set for ‘Dead in the Water,’ a Film on the ‘Relentless Destruction’ of Ground Fishing Industry

ROCKPORT, Mass., Nov. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A documentary film dealing with the devastating impacts of federal regulations on the lives of New England ground fishermen, “Dead in the Water,” produced and directed by Rockport native and professional filmmaker David Wittkower, will be screened for the first time in public in Rockport, Massachusetts on Nov. 18.

Stars of Indie Film ‘A Boy Called Po’ Activate their Voices for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books for Autism today announced that actors Christopher Gorham and Julian Feder, lead characters in the award-winning indie film, “A Boy Called Po” joined the #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. People on the autism spectrum are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying.

Golden Globe Nominee Geoffrey Lewis’ last film ‘High & Outside a baseball noir’ North American Premiere at the Austin Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Standard 17, LLC announces “High & Outside : a baseball noir,” also nominated for Best Screenplay & Best Film at the prestigious 2017 Raindance Film Festival in London. The film premieres Oct. 27 & Nov. 1, 2017 at the Austin Film Festival. “High & Outside” is about an independent league baseball player, Phil Harding (Phil Donlon), who takes desperate measures to keep his imperiled big-league dream alive, which threatens to destroy his already fragile family.

‘I Spit On Your Grave Deja Vu’ sequel to the most controversial revenge movie in cinema history

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deja Vu LLC. Productions announces the release of “I Spit On Your Grave Deja Vu” to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the original 1978 film “I Spit On Your Grave” aka “Day of the Women” in 2018. “I Spit On Your Grave Deja Vu” picks up with Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton) as a best-selling author living in New York City with her famous model daughter, Christy Hills (Jamie Bernadette).

New Short Film Sheds Light on Struggles of Families Facing Unexplained Death of a Child

CEDAR GROVE, N.J., Sept. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation released a powerful new documentary, “Love Beyond Reason,” that offers a snapshot of the unique challenges and unanswered questions that follow a sudden, unexpected and unexplained loss of a child.

2017 Religious Freedom Run and Walk in advance of Christian Documentary Release

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President John F. Kennedy quoted the Irish statesman Edmund Burke when he said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Joshuacord, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is taking those words to heart by combatting a widespread and devastating form of evil – the ruthless persecution of faithful Christians – by holding the fifth annual Joshua 1:9 Freedom Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, to bring awareness to the plight of persecuted Christians and raise money to support the persecuted church.

Actress Rayven Ferrell Lands Pivotal Career Role in New Tupac Film

ATLANTA, Ga., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Rayven Symone Ferrell was born, her mom had a strong vision for her. She knew her daughter was destined for great creativity and named her after Raven-Symone, her favorite character on “The Cosby Show.” Twenty-one years later and mom’s intuition has proven true. The young aspiring actress has already landed a career defining role, playing Sekyiwa Shakur, the baby sister of rap icon Tupac Shakur, in the soon to be released blockbuster film, “All Eyez on Me.

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files Returns on Cinema Crazed After a Two-Year Hiatus

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bootleg Files, Phil Hall’s celebrated weekly column focusing on classic and offbeat films and television productions that can only be accessed through unauthorized reproductions, is returning to the Internet after a two-year absence. The first new column will be published on Friday, February 10, on Cinema Crazed.

Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’ Named Worst Film Ever by FilmSnobbery Survey of Cinema Experts

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Thanksgiving on the near horizon, FilmSnobbery decided to serve up another type of turkey: in this case, the cinematic variety, with a seasonal celebration of the worst films of all time. And in a survey of approximately 100 filmmakers, critics, historians and performers, the choice for the worst film of all time went to Tommy Wiseau’s utterly astonishing 2003 production “The Room.”

Boston Event Presents Revolutionary Look at the Source of America’s Founding Principles

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron/Baxter Films announces the premiere of their film “Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America” which is the inaugural event for the James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, November 10 at the Central Library in Copley Square. The film is written, directed, and produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow of Cameron Baxter Films LLC.

5150 FILMS, LLC Showcases Diversity with Fresh and Cutting Edge Screenplays

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Get ready and brace yourself for the fast acting and exciting new small film company called 5150 Films LLC based out of Houston, Texas. Frank Shank (Screenwriter/Director) and Jacqueline Skyler (Executive Producer/Supporting Actor) have teamed up to entertain audiences with their amazing screenplays that span a variety of genres.

Controversial Artist NEO 10Y ‘Kills’ Donald Trump in Shocking Concept Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Controversial music and visual artist NEO 10Y today released a three-part concept film depicting the death of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The six minute documentary style film “NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump (A Concept Film)” shows the story of a drug forlorn Times Square Mickey Mouse impersonator convincing Donald Trump to end his life. (NSFW)

‘The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall’ Relaunches As a Weekly SoundCloud Series

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking, is being relaunched via a new channel and a new production outlet. Each half-hour episode will present original interviews with the creative talent on both sides of the camera.

Chart-Topping Musician’s film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has won first prize in the category “Best Animation” in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

Atlanta Filmmaker Helps Bring Awareness to the Harsh Realities of the U.S. Organ-Trafficking Industry

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Shimoda Film Company announces November 5th Movie Premiere of new Indie film. Primo Brown from Atlanta, Georgia, has written and directed the film, “Money Back Guarantee.” Brown’s new “spine-tingling” film is sure to please adult audiences in every respect and leave them at the edge of their seats.

Heart of Christmas: One Gift Bears Another

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Heart of Christmas, The Secret History of The Littlest Wiseman,” a gift film that pays tribute to philanthropists Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh, will premiere Sept. 7, 2016 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. At age 9, Ben Tinsley became a participant and contributor to the annual Fort Worth Christmas pageant, “The Littlest Wiseman.”

Daniel P. Douglas Cold War Sci-Fi Thriller Short Script ‘Glimpse’ Advances in 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Mexico-based writer Daniel P. Douglas announces his science fiction Cold War thriller short script, “Glimpse,” has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards. The awards competition was established in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development executives.

Movie Rights to Life Story of Jailed Con Man and Actor Steve Comisar up for Grabs in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Studios love to make movies about con men and audiences have spent over one billion dollars watching these exciting films. Enter Steve Comisar, an actor who has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a convicted con man finishing the last year of a 15-year prison sentence for fraud.

Chart-Topping Musician’s film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ Selected for Upcoming Film Festival

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has been selected for the upcoming San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

Eternalmind Entertainment and the $200 Million Al Muhaymin Media Fund Announce Their Upcoming Slate of Hollywood Films

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eternalmind Entertainment Group, U.S based entertainment film production/distribution company, in collaboration with Al Muhaymin Media Fund (AMF), has announced its new slate of Hollywood film projects along with the world premiere of their much awaited $27 Million budget action drama “Mobster – A Call for the New Order.”

‘The Kamasutra Garden’ – A new feature film about Kamasutra is in production in Florida and Los Angeles

RUSKIN, Fla., April 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dream Merchants Entertainment LLC announces production of the 140 minute feature film, ‘The Kamasutra Garden,’ which takes viewers on a journey to a brothel in Nevada where the girls earn their money by pleasuring men using the Kamasutra techniques. The feature film is based on the acclaimed novel ‘The Kamasutra Garden.’

PPRN Radio Announces April 25 Premiere of ‘The Online Film Show with Phil Hall’

NAUGATUCK, Conn., April 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PPRN Radio is pleased to announce the addition of a new program to its schedule: “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking. ‘The Online Movie Show’ will have its premiere on April 25, 2016 and will broadcast live on PPRN Radio on Monday nights at 7 p.m. ET.

World War II Science Fiction Suspense Thriller, ‘Richter’s War’ Wins Best Short Screenplay at Los Angeles CineFest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Daniel P. Douglas announces his script, ‘Richter’s War,’ has won best short screenplay at the February 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. The science fiction World War II hardboiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015 and 2016.

Django Unchained Actress stars in First Time French Feature Director’s ‘Found iPhone’ Horror Comedy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After directing over a dozen short films, French filmmaker Tristan Convert announced he has directed his first feature, ‘SCRATCH,’ an original horror comedy starring Daniele Watts (‘Django Unchained’), for which he has launched an Indiegogo campaign, to reach $10k for finishing funds. Set in Los Angeles’s known-to-be haunted Old Zoo, ‘SCRATCH’ is one of the first, if not the first, found footage films shot entirely on iPhone 6.

Massi Furlan plays Anthony Servidone in ‘Live by Night’ directed by Ben Affleck and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor Massi Furlan takes on the role of Anthony Servidone opposite Ben Affleck in ‘Live by Night’ a 1920’s prohibition-era American crime film written and directed by Affleck and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, is being distributed by Warner Bros and slated to hit the theaters in 2017.

DearMob’s 5KPlayer 3.6 Released In Time for Oscars 2016 Pictures

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Feb. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DearMob’s 5KPlayer makes a quantum leap into Version 3.6 for Windows and Mac upon the announcement of Oscars 2016 winners, offering an ideal choice for users to watch Oscars 2016 best pictures including ‘Spotlight,’ ‘The Revenant’ and more with the free video player. For refined video quality, this upgrade involves major improvements in playing encrypted online videos and AirPlay to Apple tvOS 9.2 released on Feb. 23, the previous bug of playing videos without sound also gets addressed on both Windows and Mac.

Animated Horror Indie Launches Crowdfund

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Coverage Ink Films, producers of the animated horror thriller ‘Malevolent’ have launched an IndieGogo campaign. The goal is to reach $45K for finishing funds. The film stars Ray Wise (‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Robocop’), Morena Baccarin (‘Deadpool,’ ‘Gotham,’ ‘Firefly’), Bill ‘Choptop’ Moseley (‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre II’) and sci-fi legend William Shatner (‘Star Trek,’ ‘Boston Legal’).

Actor, Stuntman and Fitness Entrepreneur scores role in ‘LIVE BY NIGHT’ by Ben Affleck and Launches X3S Bench

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Zak Lee Guarnaccia is a multifaceted actor, Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, martial artist and fitness expert, whose career has been evolving in film, television, martial arts and fitness for well-over two decades. Guarnaccia is thrilled to join the cast on ‘Live by Night’ – the upcoming American crime film, written and directed by the Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane and distributed by Warner Bros. Affleck is also producing along with Leonardo DiCaprio.