‘Captain America: Civil War’ Directors Joe & Anthony Russo On Their Strange Road To Marvel Mavens; Q&A

EXCLUSIVE: Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are the new kings of Marvel, where they follow their second film built on Chris Evans’ red, white and blue shield with back to back installments of The Avengers, the blockbuster series started by Joss Whedon. These two brothers are a long way from Cleveland, where they grew up idolizing Truffaut, and took the most unlikely path possible to the top of the tent pole business. The siblings have worked so…

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‘Vaxxed’s Cinema Libre Teams With China’s Gaia To Expand U.S. Release, Head To Asia

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe, is getting a booster shot from the Middle Kingdom. Distributor Cinema Libre Studio has partnered with China’s Gaia Studio to significantly expand the U.S. release. The Chinese group is also planning to release the film in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has designs on a Chinese run. They are teaming with Cinema Libre to create a joint venture in the PROC, the new partners say.
The doc, which claims that…

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NPR Inks With Bungalow|Storied Media Group To Help Tell Its Tales

EXCLUSIVE: NPR has inked a deal with Bungalow | Storied Media Group to represent it for feature film and TV development, finance and distribution. The nonprofit is the latest media outlet to join up with Bungalow | SMG, which already reps the likes of the New York Times, 60 Minutes, Smithsonian Enterprises, New York Magazine, Emmis Publishing, the McClatchy Newspaper Group and The New Republic.
This marks the first time NPR has aligned itself with a rep in the Hollywood…

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Frameworks announce new LP ‘Smother’ on Deathwish (stream “Tangled”)

Gainesville screamo band Frameworks recently signed to Deathwish for their sophomore album, and now details on that album are here. It’s called Smother and i’ll be out on July 8 via their new label home (pre-order). The first single is “Tangled,” and from the sound of it, this band is continuing to progress in interesting ways…

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‘Birth Of The Pill’ Event Series With Denise DiNovi & R.J.Cutler In Works At Sonar

Sonar Entertainment has optioned the rights to Jonathan Eig’s nonfiction book The Birth Of The Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution for development as an event series for television, with Denise DiNovi and R.J. Cutler executive producing and Cutler set to to direct.
The Birth Of the Pill revolves around four flawed, rebellious, larger than life characters racing against time, politics and ethics. They include feminist and social reformer…

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