Aretha Franklin Sues to Stop ‘Amazing Grace’ Documentary Screening at Telluride Film Fest Variety – Music

Aretha Franklin is seeking to stop a planned Telluride Film Festival screening on Friday of “Amazing Grace,” the documentary culled from concert footage shot in 1972 by director Sydney Pollack. In a complaint against Telluride filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado, Franklin contends that the 1972 footage “was taken ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Toronto: Ambi Group Buys Exclusive Media Library Variety – Music

In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, Ambi Group has agreed to acquire a majority of Exclusive Media Group’s library along with remake and sequel rights for an undisclosed price. The deal covers about 400 titles including “Begin Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch,” “Ides of March,” “Memento,” “The ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Kenneth Branagh To Direct YA Adaptation 'Artemis Fowl' THE PLAYLIST

I guess it’s time to stop being surprised that Kenneth Branagh has gone from Shakespeare to blockbusters. I’m sure one pays much better than the other. His last three films have seen him comfortably embrace large scale filmmaker, rolling with Marvel on “Thor,” trying (and failing) to reboot the titular ….Read More Via:: THE PLAYLIST