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Elle Driver boards sales on supernatural horror ‘The Vigil’ in seven-figure deal (exclusive)

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Tiff Midnight Madness breakout has already scored deals in key European territories.

Elle Driver has acquired international sales rights to Us director Keith Thomas’s buzzed-about supernatural horror The Vigil, revolving around the Jewish custom of shemira, or watching over the corpse of a recently deceased person ahead of their burial.

Under the seven-figure deal, the Paris-based company is selling the world aside from the Us, which is being handled by CAA Media Finance.

Elle Driver has already scored deals in the key European territories of Spain (Vertigo), France (Wild Bunch Distribution), Italy (Bim) and Germany (Wild Bunch Germany).

The
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Bomb City: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Jameson Brooks' Debut

Jameson Brooks' debut feature film Bomb City rolls out In U.S. cinema and on VOD and Digital HD on Friday, February 9th. Screen Anarchy has an exclusive clip to share with you below. We have also included the more explosive trailer    In the clip it looks like we have Brian (Dave Davis) and Jade (Maemae Renfrew) holed up in a club bathroom, tending to a wound on his head (see trailer?). Brian expresses concern for Jade's safety, suggesting that they arm themselves from now on. Tensions are apparently rising in this conservative Texas town. This may be a moment a calm before the storm.   A crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing...

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Official Trailer for True Story Punk Rock Indie Thriller Film 'Bomb City'

"My entire life people tried to rattle my cage, to force me to explode from the inside out." Gravitas Ventures has unveiled an official trailer for an indie drama titled Bomb City, based on a true story of a punk rock hate crime in Amarillo, Texas in 1997. The title Bomb City refers to the name of a rundown venue where a guy known as Brian Deneke hosts punk shows. After losing a football game, high school jocks from a group known as the "white-hatters" start a big street fight with the punks. Dave Davis stars as Brian, and the cast includes Glenn Morshower, Logan Huffman, Lorelei Linklater, Eddie Hassell, Henry Knotts, Maemae Renfrow, Dominic Ryan Gabriel, Luke Shelton, Cody Cates, with Marilyn Manson. This looks like a damn good film, with what seems to be a stellar performance from Dave Davis. Worth a watch. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Jameson (Jamie) Brooks' Bomb City,
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This Week In Trailers: Automatic Unearthed, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, That’s Not Me, Bomb City, Catcalls

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This Week In Trailers: Automatic Unearthed, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, That’s Not Me, Bomb City, Catcalls
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Punk Rock Crime Drama ‘Bomb City’

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Punk Rock Crime Drama ‘Bomb City’
Exclusive: Director Jameson Brooks’ feature film debut Bomb City has landed at Gravitas Ventures. The distribution company announced today that it acquired the North American rights to the punk rock crime drama. "Watching Bomb City, you'll find yourself on a roller coaster of emotions, ultimately questioning the very morality of America's justice system," said Gravitas Ventures' Manager of Acquisitions, Zach Hamby. "Jameson Brooks' feature film debut is as powerful as…
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Film Festival Roundup: Tribeca Announces Jury, Sarasota and Dallas Pick Winners, and More

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– Cardiff Animation Nights will be returning to run a dedicated animation strand at Cardiff Independent Film Festival (C.I.F.F.) for a second year this May. This year’s animation strand at C.I.F.F. will comprise three programs of animated short films in competition for the Best Animation Award, as well as an Animated Family Shorts program curated by renowned Cardiff-based studio Cloth Cat Animation, networking events, and an Animation Quiz run by the team at Skwigly Animation Magazine.

The competition program features animated short films from across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia, including Mikey Hill’s The Orchestra, Anete Melece’s Analysis Paralysis, Chris Shepherd’s Johnno’s Dead, Ross Hogg’s Life Cycles and Alois Di Leo’s Way of Giants.
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Ron Lester, Varsity Blues Star, Passes Away at 45

Ron Lester, Varsity Blues Star, Passes Away at 45
Sad news to report today, especially for fans of sports movies and teen comedies. One 1990s luminary is no longer with us. Best known for playing Billy Bob in the football dramedy Varsity Blues, actor Ron Lester has passed away at the young age of 45. He succumbed to a long battle with liver and kidney ailments. Lester's manager had this to say on Facebook about the actor's untimely death.

"Tonight my friends we lost my good friend and actor Ron Lester - He passed at 8:57 pm Dallas TX Time. He was not in any pain and passed away peacefully. For the Media - I will release a press statement as soon as I have a chance to mourn my friend. Please keep his Fiancee Jennifer Worland in your prayers as she was with him. His friends and family was around him during this difficult time."

It was widely reported
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R.I.P. Ron Lester (1970 – 2016)

Ron Lester – the actor best known for playing Billy Bob in the coming-of-age football film Varsity Blues – has passed away at the age of 45 due to liver and kidney failure, as reported by TMZ.

According to TMZ, he was taken off life support around 9pm central with his fiancee by his side.

The actor has been hospitalised in Dallas, Texas for the past fourth months due to his liver and kidney problems. The actor last reported on his health issues last November, after posting updates via his Twitter.

His portrayal of Billy Bob was the standout performance in Varsity Blues, bringing the lovable character to life to endearing effect. He would also appear in the teen comedy Not Another Teen Movie parodying the character in 2001.

The upcoming drama Bomb City will mark his last ever feature film appearance. It is scheduled for release next year.
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Varsity Blues Actor Ron Lester Dead After Being Moved to Hospice Care

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Varsity Blues Actor Ron Lester Dead After Being Moved to Hospice Care
Ron Lester - famous for his role as Billy Bob in Varsity Blues - has died, his agent Dave Bradley confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. He was 45. Early Friday, Bradley reported that Lester was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital after suffering liver and kidney failure. Lester's first got his start in the 1997 Nickelodeon film Good Burger, before going on to star as the lovable football player in 1999's Varsity Blues. More recently he made an appearance on CSI: NY and had a part in the upcoming film Bomb City which is currently filming. The last time the actor addressed
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Varsity Blues Actor Ron Lester Dead After Being Moved to Hospice Care

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Varsity Blues Actor Ron Lester Dead After Being Moved to Hospice Care
Ron Lester - famous for his role as Billy Bob in Varsity Blues - has died, his agent Dave Bradley confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. He was 45. Early Friday, Bradley reported that Lester was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital after suffering liver and kidney failure. Lester's first got his start in the 1997 Nickelodeon film Good Burger, before going on to star as the lovable football player in 1999'2 Varsity Blues. More recently he made an appearance on CSI: NY and had a part in the upcoming film Bomb City which is currently filming. The last time the actor, 45, addressed
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