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Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Partners With Reelin’ In The Years For Documentaries

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Exclusive: White Horse Pictures chairman Nigel Sinclair and president Nicholas Ferrall have made a multi-picture partnership with Reelin’ In The Years Productions president David Peck to create more documentaries in the film and TV space.

The companies have worked piecemeal on films since 2006. Those collaborations include the Ron Howard-directed Pavarotti and The Beatles: Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years, as well as Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, George Harrison: Living In the Material World, the upcoming docu on The Bee Gees that Frank Marshall is directing, and The Apollo, the Roger Ross Williams-directed docu that opened at Tribeca and will be launched on HBO this fall celebrating the history of the iconic Harlem theater.

Reelin’ In The Years is a gatekeeper in licensing archival footage that feeds these documentaries, with over 30,000 hours of music footage and much more in interviews in its arsenal.

Sinclair, who
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Working in concert by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ira Spiegel on Brian DePalma's Carlito's Way: "A wonderful effects film with a grand shootout in Grand Central Terminal. Sound editors love violence and noise." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I met with Aviva Kempner, the director of The Spy Behind Home Plate, at Soundtracks F/T, where she and Martin Scorsese mainstay re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman were putting in the final touches on her documentary, I had the chance to borrow her sound editor Ira Spiegel (Ken Burns's longtime collaborator) for a short while to clue me in on his work in creating the velvety flow of the picture.

Ira Spiegel with Aviva Kempner while re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman works on The Spy Behind Home Plate. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion, executive produced...
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Netflix Sets Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan Doc for June, Plus Oscar-Qualifying Theatrical Run

Netflix Sets Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan Doc for June, Plus Oscar-Qualifying Theatrical Run
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” finally has a release date. The documentary will premiere on Netflix on June 12 and will also receive a theatrical release beginning in Los Angeles and New York in order to qualify for awards. In addition, the streaming service has booked one-night-only “road show” screenings in 20 different cities on June 11.

Those cities are London, Paris, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Tulsa, Tempe, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Bologna, Sydney, L.A., and New York.

Per its log line, the film “captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year” and is “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream.”

The film marks the second collaboration between Dylan and Scorsese, the first being 2005’s “No Direction Home.” Though best known for dramas like “Taxi Driver,” “Goodfellas,
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Netflix Fysee 2019 announces star-studded events: Oprah, Scorsese and Springsteen, oh my!

Netflix is holding its third annual Fysee campaign in its exclusive exhibition space at Raleigh Studios to celebrate the start of Emmy season — and let’s not forget the streaming service’s continued Oscar ambitions too. Opening on May 5 and closing on June 9, the online distributor’s Fysee events (full list here) will showcase its slate of programming with special guests including Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen and Ava DuVernay.

The opening night on Sunday, May 5, will feature Scorsese and Springsteen together. Springsteen is an Emmy contender this year for the Netflix special “Springsteen on Broadway,” which launched on the platform last December right after it finished its run on the Great White Way. Springsteen was given an honorary Tony Award for the production, which he added to a mantel that also includes an Oscar and many Grammys. He hasn’t yet won at the Emmys, but even if
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Tribeca Talks 2019 Slate: In-Person Conversations with Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lawrence

Tribeca Talks 2019 Slate: In-Person Conversations with Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lawrence
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will once again host a robust lineup of its “Talks” series, which features in-depth one-on-one conversations with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Of particular interest is a two-fer of long-time collaborators taking to the stage to talk about their work together, including Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro (who will chat about their decade-spanning partnership and their much-anticipated Netflix mob drama “The Irishman”), along with David O. Russell and his frequent star Jennifer Lawrence. Other pairings of note include Sarah Silverman with Mike Birbiglia, Michael J. Fox with Denis Leary, and Queen Latifah with Dee Rees. Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro is also slated for a talk, along with Irwin Winkler, Rashida Jones, and Questlove.

“Our Tribeca Talks have been so successful because they bring together cultural icons to discuss and debate a wide range of topics,” said Paula Weinstein, Evp of Tribeca Enterprises,
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Greg Silverman’s Stampede Books Upcoming Sci-Fi Novel ‘Devastation Class’ By Glen Zipper & Elaine Mongeon

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Exclusive: Stampede, the indie media company formed by former Warner Bros president Greg Silverman, continues to scoop up book deals for its growing slate. It has just acquired movie rights to Devastation Class, an unpublished sci-fi novel co-written by filmmakers Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon.

The novel follows an unlikely group of young cadets forced to mutiny aboard a revolutionary starship to save themselves from an annihilation force of invading aliens. When their escape transports them to a reality they don’t recognize and reveals unimaginably terrifying secrets, they must fight their way home to save not just everyone they love but also humanity itself. Standing in their way is an insurmountable enemy, a mystery eons in the making and the fabric of time and space itself.

“Zipper and Mongeon have created an incredible cast of brave young characters and a fresh approach to the classic space opera for a new generation,
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New to Streaming: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Nocturama,’ ‘The Lost City of Z,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James)

Steve James’ filmography has long been about finding entry into larger conversations through intimate portraits. The director’s landmark debut, Hoop Dreams, and latter-day efforts like 2014’s monument to critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself, don’t have much in common on the surface, but they both use their central characters to tell larger stories about big picture topics like structural dysfunction and the purpose of film criticism.
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‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017

‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017
Netflix may be in massive debt, but that hasn’t changed much for the streaming giant, which announced a robust list of new additions today. Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is heading to Netflix, as well as two other masterpieces from provocative auteurs: Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream.” As the summer movie season winds down, Netflix has plenty of gems to carry you into fall.

Other titles heading to the streaming service include the entire “Jaws” franchise, Martin Scorsese’s Daniel Day Lewis vehicle “Gangs of New York,” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale.” Check out the complete list of all the new films joining Netflix in September, 2017 below, including our 7 must-see choices.

Read More:tv Imports: The Best Foreign Netflix Shows to Binge, Part 3 “Amores Perros” (September 1)

September kicks off with “Amores Perros,” the breakout feature from “Birdman” and “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
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Ron Howard’s Hulu Documentary ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Is Drawing Crowds at Theaters Around the World

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Beatlemania is alive and well on planet Earth. Director Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” has been filling theaters around the world despite Hulu releasing the film on its streaming platform the same weekend as the doc’s U.S. theatrical release.

Watch: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Trailer: See the Band on the Run

What was initially planned as a one-week U.S. theatrical run in 85 theaters has expanded to 180 cinemas, with nearly every venue holding the movie over for a second week, according to Richard Abramowitz, president of specialty distributor Abramorama. Appetite for the film is so strong that some Beatles fans have even emailed producer Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures complaining that the movie wasn’t being shown in their town.

According to Sinclair, Abramowitz immediately booked the film in towns that reached out. Since hitting theaters
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Martin Scorsese's Latest Film Silence May Be Longest He's Ever Made

Directing legend Martin Scorsese ironically appears to be having all sorts of trouble with his latest film, Silence. You'd think that a man of his caliber would have no trouble getting all the funding he needs for his projects, but from the get-go, this passion project of his faced the problem of no mainstream appeal. The film stars Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, and Andrew Garfield, and is set in the 17th century. It follows two Jesuit missionaries and their desire to spread their faith in the country of Japan. Along the way, they face violence and persecution in a world where outside views are treated with ridicule.

In short, this isn't really the uplifting, fun tale of the year that families will be running to the theaters to see. In fact, all the well-known actors had to work for scale wages, and Scorsese himself had to work for less than
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Ron Howard's Beatles Film to Launch Hulu Documentary Division

Ron Howard's Beatles Film to Launch Hulu Documentary Division
Ron Howard's upcoming Beatles film will be featured in Hulu Documentary Films, the streaming service's newest division. Howard's movie – working title The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – will debut in theaters and on Hulu this fall, Variety reports. The deal marks Hulu's first exclusive documentary premiere following a theatrical run.

Eight Days a Week focuses on the Beatles' iconic early years between 1962 and 1966. It will feature rare and previously unseen footage. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and the late George Harrison's wife Olivia Harrison are involved in the production.
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10 best music documentaries: Bob Dylan, Madonna, Radiohead, more

10 best music documentaries: Bob Dylan, Madonna, Radiohead, more
Asif Kapadia's breathtaking documentary Amy is already wowing critics and fans, so its official release this week makes it a good a time to be reminded of some other great music documentaries.

There's David Byrne's giant suit and Bob Dylan's oversize shades. Two films from Martin Scorsese but just one from Julien Temple. Punk rockers and pop superstars. We count through ten leading music documentaries below.

10. The Filth and The Fury (2000)

Julien Temple's first Sex Pistols film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle was Malcolm McLaren's make-it-up-as-you-go-along take on things. Twenty years on the same director gave the group the right to reply, including Sid Vicious with some beyond-the-grave archive footage.

9. In Bed with Madonna (1991)

Known as Madonna: Truth or Dare in the Us, this absurdly naughty chronicle of the Queen of Pop's infamous 'Blond Ambition' tour is arguably her greatest on-screen moment. Bitchiness, bottle-fellating
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Martin Scorsese to exec produce Grateful Dead documentary

Martin Scorsese to exec produce Grateful Dead documentary
Get ready, Deadheads. The Grateful Dead turn 50 next year and to celebrate, they're getting a new documentary from executive producer Martin Scorsese and director Amir Bar-Lev (Happy Valley). The still-untitled doc will feature never-before-seen footage from various performances, archived interviews and behind-the-scene moments as well as new talks with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir. It'll also feature the eccentric characters from the "Dead universe." Band archivist David Lemieux will serve as the music supervisor. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Bar-Lev noted that he'd first set out to make a film about the Grateful Dead 10 years ago.
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Martin Scorsese Producing Official Grateful Dead Documentary

Martin Scorsese Producing Official Grateful Dead Documentary
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's first shows together in 1965, first as the Warlocks before adopting their household moniker, the legendary jam band have a number of projects on the horizon to celebrate the occasion. Chief among them: An official, career-spanning documentary produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev that will be stuffed with never-before-seen archival footage plucked from the Dead's vaults, live performances and new interviews with band members and "other characters and pranksters from the Dead universe."

"The Grateful Dead were more than just a band.
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Daily | Nyff 2014 | Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument

David Tedeschi, who's edited Martin Scorsese's documentaries Shine a Light (2008), Public Speaking (2010) and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), makes his… co-directorial review with The 50 Year Argument. Marking half a century of the New York Review of Books, the doc sneak-peeked as a work-in-progress at the Berlinale in February and saw its official world premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Having popped up at festivals such as Telluride and Toronto, it now comes home to the New York Film Festival, which'll be slipping three screenings in before Monday night's premiere on HBO. We gather reviews, the trailer and interviews. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Nyff 2014 | Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument

David Tedeschi, who's edited Martin Scorsese's documentaries Shine a Light (2008), Public Speaking (2010) and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), makes his… co-directorial review with The 50 Year Argument. Marking half a century of the New York Review of Books, the doc sneak-peeked as a work-in-progress at the Berlinale in February and saw its official world premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Having popped up at festivals such as Telluride and Toronto, it now comes home to the New York Film Festival, which'll be slipping three screenings in before Monday night's premiere on HBO. We gather reviews, the trailer and interviews. » - David Hudson
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Watch: How Martin Scorsese Juggles Projects Like 'The 50 Year Argument'

Watch: How Martin Scorsese Juggles Projects Like 'The 50 Year Argument'
"The 50 Year Argument," their third HBO doc collaboration--after “Public Speaking” and Emmy-winner “George Harrison: Living in the Material World"-- is a must-see. The co-directors talked to me about their new movie as well as Quentin Tarantino's fight for 35 mm, "The Silence," "Sinatra" and other upcoming projects. The movie is an embarrassment of cultural riches. The semi-monthly newspaper New York Review of Books, founded 51 years ago by veteran editor Robert Silvers during a protracted 1963 newspaper strike, is based on the rare notion that smart writers can cover anything well, with freedom to explore a subject and strong editing behind them. This is not the kind of journalism so many of us have had to endure, where editors think they know the story before a writer has the chance to find out what it really is. Nyrb doesn't just publish book reviews, by the way. "No one could stop us,
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Martin Scorsese to direct biopic on The Ramones

As part of a 40th Anniversary celebration of the band’s 1976 debut album, Billboard is reporting that Martin Scorsese is attached to direct a biopic on the iconic punk rock band the Ramones.

The last surviving member of the band Tommy Ramone passed away last month, and now their manager of their estate, Jeff Jampol, intends to focus on the band’s complete legacy, planning a book, documentary, play and remastered music.

Scorsese is the type of director who would be an excellent choice for just about any project, but he has the musical background with concert films The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones), and documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, as well as plans for a biopic on Frank Sinatra.

Currently Scorsese is in pre-production on Silence, a drama about two Jesuit priests in the 17th Century
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Martin Scorsese's doc 'The 50 Year Argument' gets premiere date on HBO

Martin Scorsese's doc 'The 50 Year Argument' gets premiere date on HBO
Martin Scorsese’s latest documentary, The 50 Year Argument, is set to premiere on HBO Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. Et.

The documentary, directed by Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at The New York Review of Books and its founding editor Robert Silvers. “I have learned so much over the years from The New York Review of Books—it’s given me so much that I jumped at the chance to make this film,” Scorsese said in a press release. “And and I both welcomed the challenge of making a film that reflected what is so unique about the Review, really, a
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HBO Dates Scorsese Doc on New York Review of Books, 'The 50 Year Argument'

HBO Dates Scorsese Doc on New York Review of Books, 'The 50 Year Argument'
HBO will debut 'The 50 Year Argument,' directed by Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, on Monday, September 29 exclusively. The documentary profiles The New York Review of Books and founding editor Robert Silvers, who, along with his co-editor, Barbara Epstein (who died in 2006), has led the Nyrbr since its launch 50 years back. Produced by Margaret Bodde, David Tedeschi and Martin Scorsese through his Sikelia Productions, the feature doc marks the third by Scorsese to be presented on HBO. Tedeschi gains co-directing credit on this one, after collaborating on “Public Speaking” and the Emmy®-winning “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” both directed by Scorsese. Bodde served as executive producer on “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” and producer on “Public Speaking,” while Tedeschi served as editor on both. “I have learned so much over the years from The New York Review...
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