Allison Janney to Play Tonya Harding’s Mother in ‘I, Tonya’
VARIETY | 12/15/2016
‘Manchester By The Sea’ Leads Noms For Australian Academy’s International Awards
DEADLINE | 12/13/2016
Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding Biopic ‘I, Tonya’ Gets Distribution
VARIETY | 12/12/2016
Casey Affleck Writing & Starring In ‘Villain’, Directed By Swedish Helmer Mikael Marcimain
DEADLINE | 10/28/2016
Sierra/Affinity to Produce, Finance Geriatric Cheerleader Comedy 'Poms'
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 7/27/2016
Idris Elba Joins Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin's 'Molly's Game'
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 5/6/2016
Cannes: Sierra/Affinity Sells 'Molly Game,' 'Stan & Ollie,' 'Tully' Around World
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 5/3/2016
Jason Bateman Joins Liam Neeson in ‘Felt’
VARIETY | 11/6/2015
Diane Lane Joins Liam Neeson’s Spy Thriller ‘Felt’
VARIETY | 11/5/2015
AFM: Diane Lane to Become Deep Throat's Wife in ‘Felt’
The Hollywood Reporter | 11/5/2015
Slow Market at AFM? Hollywood A-Listers to the Rescue!
The Hollywood Reporter | 11/4/2015
Mean Girls’ Director Mark Waters to Helm ‘Bad Santa 2’
VARIETY | 11/3/2015
Billy Bob Thornton Returning in ‘Bad Santa 2’
VARIETY | 10/29/2015
‘Kingsman’ Breakout Sofia Boutella Joins Charlize Theron in Spy Thriller ‘The Coldest City’ (Exclusive)
THE WRAP | 10/26/2015

Fresh off a breakout turn in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and wrapping “Star Trek Beyond,” actress Sofia Boutella is nearing a deal to join Charlize Theron and James McAvoy in Focus Features’ spy thriller “The Coldest City,” TheWrap has learned.

By Jeff Sneider

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Lizzy Bennet's out for blood in new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY | 10/22/2015

'I shall never relinquish my sword for a ring,' Lily James’ headstrong heroine proclaims.

By C. Molly Smith

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/22/pride-prejudice-zombies-trailer

James McAvoy to Join Charlize Theron in Focus’ ‘Coldest City’
VARIETY | 10/16/2015
Cannes: Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal Join Prison Drama ‘Shot Caller’
VARIETY | 5/20/2015

Benjamin Bratt, Emory Cohen, Juan Pablo Raba, Evan Jones and Jeffrey Donovan have also come on board. Shooting begins May 26 in New Mexico.

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/lake-bell-jon-bernthal-shot-caller-cast-1201501902/

Nicole Kidman's 'Queen of the Desert' Nabbed by Atlas Distribution
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 5/12/2015

Director Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman and James Franco, has been picked up by Atlas Distribution Co., marking the first time the entity will distribute a movie withoutAtlas Shrugged in the title.

By Paul Bond

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicole-kidmans-queen-desert-nabbed-794887

‘Comancheria’ With Chris Pine, Ben Foster & Jeff Bridges Acquired By CBS Films
DEADLINE | 5/4/2015

CBS Films announced today it has acquired U.S. rights to the action heist thriller...Sierra Affinity will be selling international rights at the Cannes Film Festival. 

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://deadline.com/2015/05/comancheria-chris-pine-ben-foster-cbs-films-1201420484/

Relativity Plunks Down $3M To Pick Up Bold Films’ ‘Shot Caller’ With ‘Games Of Thrones’ Actor In Lead
DEADLINE | 4/24/2015

The film will be sold internationally by Sierra/Affinity who will be selling the film at Cannes.

By Anita Busch

http://deadline.com/2015/04/relativity-to-pick-up-shot-caller-with-games-of-thrones-actor-in-lead-1201415782/

Bold Films, Participant Media Team On ‘Shot Caller’
DEADLINE | 4/9/2015

Bold Films has just joined with Participant Media which has produced such films as Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., The Help (to name a few) to produce a new film, Shot Caller.The feature, which takes a look behind the scenes at prison life, will be fully financed by Bold Films.

By Anita Busch

http://deadline.com/2015/04/bold-films-participa

Marc Forster Sets Blake Lively, Jason Clarke For ‘All I See Is You’
DEADLINE | 2/26/2015

CAA will broker the domestic deal, Sierra/Affinity will sell offshore.

By Mike Fleming

http://deadline.com/2015/02/marc-forster-blake-lively-jason-clarke-all-i-see-is-you-1201382487/

 

Charlie Hunnam Finds ‘Lost City Of Z’
DEADLINE | 2/3/2015

Charlie Hunnam has JOINED  the cast of James Gray’s Lost City Of Z oppositeSienna Miller (American Sniper) and Robert Pattinson (the Twilight films).

By Ali Jaafar

http://deadline.com/2015/02/charlie-hunnam-lost-city-of-z-sienna-miller-robert-pattinson-brad-pitt-1201365560/

 

Sierra/Affinity boards Manchester-By-The-Sea
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL | 1/29/2015

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer has bulked up his EFM sales slate with the Kenneth Longeran drama that has Casey Affleck attached to star alongside Michelle Williams.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/sierra/affinity-nabs-manchester-by-the-sea/5082447.article#

Sierra/Affinity Boards Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Gold’ – Berlin
DEADLINE | 1/28/2015

Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has come on-board to handle sales at Berlin.

By Ali Jaafar

http://deadline.com/2015/01/sierra-affinity-gold-matthew-mcconaughey-stephen-gaghan-1201361496/

Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman Team for 'The Bends' (Exclusive)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 1/26/2015

Sierra/Affinity will launch the high-profile project to foreign buyers at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.

By Pamela McClintock and Rebecca Ford

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosamund-pike-joel-kinnaman-team-7657

Showtime, STX Entertainment Announce TV Deal and First Four Films
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 1/20/2015

Actor Joel Edgerton will make his directorial debut with a thriller from producers RebeccaYeldham and Jason Blum's Blumhouse. The film, which will shoot this month, stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton, who also wrote the script.

By Rebecca Ford

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/showtime-stx-entertainment-announce-tv-764964

‘Whiplash’: The $3 Million Indie Film That’s Now an Oscar-Nominated Best Picture
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | 1/15/2015

As award season buzz kicked into full swing a few months ago,    J.K. Simmons  has been on  everyone’s mind as a shoo-in for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Terence Fletcher in “Whiplash".

By Mike Ayers

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/01/15/whiplash-the-3-million-indie-film-thats-now-a

Get release details on Salma Hayek's action movie 'Everly,' see an exclusive music video
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY | 12/16/2014

EW can exclusively reveal that director Joe Lynch‘s new film Everly—in which the actress does just that—will be available to screen on iTunes and VOD from Jan. 23 and will arrive in cinemas, Feb. 27.

By Carl Collins

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/12/15/salma-hayek-everly-joe-lynch/

Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld Thriller ‘The Keeping Room’ Lands at Drafthouse Films
THE WRAP | 12/15/2014

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Julia Hart’s powerful Black List Western feature, The Keeping Room, after its acclaimed world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. 

By Jeff Sneider 

http://www.thewrap.com/brit-marling-hailee-steinfeld-thriller-the-keeping-room-lands-at-drafthou

Jake Gyllenhaal Drama ‘Demolition’ Sells To The World
DEADLINE | 12/2/2014

Sierra/Affinity has sold out worldwide on Demolition, the romantic drama fromDallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallee starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

By Jen Yamato

http://deadline.com/2014/12/jake-gyllenhaal-demolition-fox-searchlight-international-distributors-1201306373/

Broadway’s Lesli Margherita Joins ‘One Shot'; Eddie Marsan Cast In ‘The Blunderer’ Adaptation
DEADLINE | 11/24/2014

Eddie Marsan (Filth, War Horse, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) has joined Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, and Haley Bennett in the Untitled Patricia Highsmith Project

By Jen Yamato

https://deadline.com/2014/11/broadway-lesli-margherita-cast-one-shot-eddie-marsan-patricia-highsmith-blunderer

Highsmith thriller sells for Sierra/Affinity
SCREEN DAILY | 11/24/2014

Nick Meyer has reported a slew of sales on Untitled Patricia Highsmith, with Sony taking multiple territories on the psychological thriller that will now also star Eddie Marsan.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/highsmith-thriller-sells-for-sierra/affinity/5080337.article

AFM: Catherine Zeta-Jones' Cocaine Drama 'The Godmother' Rounds Out Cast
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 10/30/2014

Sierra/Affinity will introduce the biopic to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

By Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/afm-catherine-zeta-jones-cocaine-745248

Oliver Platt, Molly Parker Join ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’
VARIETY | 10/27/2014

Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey and Aiden Longworth have joined indie supernatural thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” opposite Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon.

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/oliver-platt-molly-parker-louis-drax-1201340128/

'Wild' Director Sets Next Film at Fox Searchlight (Exclusive)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 10/18/2014

Fox Searchlight is closing in on a deal to buy U.S. rights to Demolition, reuniting the specialty division with Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee.

By Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wild-director-sets-next-film-741348

‘Mr Right’ International Rights To Lakeshore & Sierra/Affinity; Premiere Slate Set; More – AFM Briefs
DEADLINE | 10/17/2014

Shooting is underway in New Orleans on the pic, which will be selling at the upcoming American Film Market via Sierra/Affinity on behalf of Lakeshore.

By The Deadline Team

http://deadline.com/2014/10/mr-right-lakeshore-international-american-film-market-853341/

Rosewater sells to UK, Australia
SCREEN DAILY | 10/11/2014

The Works UK Distribution has picked up UK rights from Sierra/Affinity to Rosewater, set to receive its European premiere on October 12 at the BFI London Film Festival.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/rosewater-sells-to-uk-australia/5078542.article

Sarah Gadon Joins Miramax’s ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax’
DEADLINE | 9/24/2014

EXCLUSIVE:   Canadian actress Sarah Gadon has landed the female lead in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, the adaptation of Liz Jensen’s best selling novel that Alexandre Aja (Horns) is directing for Miramax.

By Jen Yamato

http://deadline.com/2014/09/9th-life-of-louis-drax-sarah-gadon-840432/

Screen Gems Buys ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies,’ Pic Adds ‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars
DEADLINE | 9/23/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Two major developments on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the Burr Steers film that mixes the mannered, brain-challenging prose of Jane Austen with brain-eating corpses from hell.

By Mike Fleming

http://deadline.com/2014/09/pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-cast-lena-headey-charles-dance-screen-gems-838714/

Aaron Paul Joins ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax’
DEADLINE | 9/23/2014

Breaking Bad Emmy-winner Aaron Paul has joined the cast of Miramax’s supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, directed by Horns‘ Alexandre Aja.

By Jen Yamato

http://deadline.com/2014/09/aaron-paul-the-9th-life-of-louis-drax-839549/

'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (Exclusive)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 9/17/2014

Matt Smith, who recently came off a four-season stint starring in Doctor Who, has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel.

By Borys Kit

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/doctor-who-star-matt-smith-733780

Toronto: Chris Evans-Helmed ‘Before We Go’ To RADiUS
DEADLINE | 9/11/2014

EXCLUSIVE: RADiUS has gotten on the Toronto deal making board. I’m hearing the label is closing a low 7-figure deal for U.S. rights to Before We Go, the film directed by and starring Captain America‘s Chris Evans.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://deadline.com/2014/09/toronto-chris-evans-helmed-before-we-go-to-radius-832932/

Toronto: Chris Cooper Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts In ‘Demolition’
DEADLINE | 9/10/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Cooper has just been set to star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts in Demolition, the next film by Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallee, whose new film Wild with Reese Witherspoon debuted at Toronto.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://deadline.com/2014/09/chris-cooper-jake-gyllenhaal-naomi-watts-demolition-832761/

Toronto: Sierra/Affinity to Sell Foreign Rights to Mae Whitman’s ‘The DUFF’
VARIETY | 9/5/2014

Sierra/Affinity is launching international sales of CBS Films’ teen comedy “The DUFF,” starring Mae Whitman in the title role.

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/sierra-affinity-foreign-mae-whitman-duff-1201298618/

Toronto: Naomi Watts Joins Jake Gyllenhaal In Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Demolition’
DEADLINE | 9/4/2014

Naomi Watts  have been set to star opposite  Jake Gyllenhaal in Demolition, the romantic drama to be directed by Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallee.

By The Deadline Team

http://deadline.com/2014/09/naomi-watts-jake-gyllenhaal-demolition-movie-jean-marc-vallee-829025/

 

‘Shameless’ Actress Emma Greenwell Joins ‘Pride Prejudice and Zombies’ (EXCLUSIVE)
VARIETY | 9/4/2014

Emma Greenwell has joined the cast of “Pride Prejudice and Zombies” starring Lily James, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston.

By Justin Kroll

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/shameless-emma-greenwell-pride-prejudice-and-zombies-1201298139/

‘Noah’s Douglas Booth Joins ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’
DEADLINE | 9/3/2014

EXCLUSIVE: British actor Douglas Booth is joining the cast of the classic lit mash-up Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel.

By Jen Yamamoto

http://deadline.com/2014/09/douglas-booth-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-828648/

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘Triple Nine’ Release Set for September 2015
VARIETY | 8/27/2014

Open Road Films will release John Hillcoat’s police thriller “Triple Nine” on

Sept. 11, 2015.

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/triple-nine-release-set-for-sept-11-2015-1201292278/

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’s Jamie Dornan To Star In Miramax’s ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax,’ Alexandre Aja Directing
DEADLINE | 8/27/2014

Miramax has tapped French director Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) to direct psychological thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax, with Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan in the lead role.

By Jen Yamato

http://deadline.com/2014/08/miramax-jamie-dornan-9th-life-of-louis-drax-alexandre-aja-825527/

Blake Lively, Harrison Ford Drama ‘Age of Adaline’ Scheduled for January 2015 Release
VARIETY | 8/15/2014

Lionsgate will release romantic drama “The Age of Adaline” on January 23, 2015.

By Laura Prudom

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/blake-lively-harrison-ford-drama-age-of-adaline-scheduled-for-january-2015-release-1201283853/

‘Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston Joins ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’
DEADLINE | 8/12/2014

Jack Huston just closed his deal to play Wickham in the Burr Steers-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://deadline.com/2014/08/boardwalk-empires-jack-huston-joins-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-818462/

Undead: ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Resurrected With Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote To Star
DEADLINE | 8/4/2014

The movie version is now a reality with principal photography slated to start in September and Cross Creek Pictures acquiring domestic rights with a commitment for a wide U.S. release.

By Nancy Tartaglione

http://www.deadline.com/2014/08/pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-resurrected-with-lily-james-sam-riley-bella-heathcote-sie

Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Gets November 7 Release Date
DEADLINE | 7/31/2014

We’ll see what Jon Stewart‘s hiatus from The Daily Show was all about on November 7, when Open Road Films kicks off its platform rollout of his feature directorial debut Rosewater.

By The Deadline Team

http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/rosewater-jon-stewart-movie-release-date-november-7/

Toronto Film Festival Lineup Features ‘Nightcrawler,’ Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater,’ and Chris Evan’s Directorial Debut
SLASHFILM | 7/22/2014

...the strange-looking Jake Gyllenhaal crime film Nightcrawler , and Jon Stewart’s first film as a director, Rosewater. There will also be another notable directorial debut as the first film from Chris Evans, Before We Go, will play.

By Russ Fischer

http://www.slashfilm.com/tiff-premieres-2014/

Clifton Collins Jr. Joins ‘Triple Nine’
DEADLINE | 6/12/2014

The gritty cast of John Hillcoat’s cop drama Triple Nine just got grittier. Clifton Collins, Jr., the Capote star last seen in Pacific Rim, has signed on for a film that shoots next month.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/clifton-collins-jr-joins-triple-nine/

Weinstein Co Sets March 2015 Release For Cannes Pickup ‘The Coup’, Moves ‘Paddington’ To Christmas Day
DEADLINE | 6/10/2014

The Weinstein Company made one of the biggest purchase of last month’s Cannes Film Festival when it scooped up The Coup, the John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle international thriller that stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.

By The Deadline Team 

http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/coup-movie-release-date-owen-wilson-weinstein-company/

Cannes: Patricia Highsmith Novel ‘The Blunderer’ Lands Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel Atop Cast
DEADLINE | 5/8/2014

Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of the untitled film based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Blunderer, which will be directed by Andy Goddard.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/?s=untitled+patricia+highsmith

Relativity Acquiring U.S. Distribution Rights To ‘Oculus’ Filmmaker Followup ‘Somnia’
DEADLINE | 4/4/2014

EXCLUSIVE: As it whips up buzz for the April 11 launch of the genre thriller Oculus, Relativity has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Somnia, the horror film directed by Oculus helmer Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/relativity-acquiring-u-s-distribution-rights-to-oc

Trio Added To ‘Tumbledown’ Ahead Of Shooting Start
DEADLINE | 3/31/2014

Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne and Richard Masur have been added to the cast of Tumbledown, the romantic comedy that stars Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall. Principal photography is now underway in Devens, MA.

By The Deadline Team

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/dianna-agron-griffin-dunne-tumbledown-movie-cast/  

‘Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Joins John Hillcoat Ensemble Cop Drama ‘Triple Nine’
DEADLINE | 3/31/2014

EXCLUSIVE: The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus will spend his hiatus from the AMC show in the stellar ensemble cast of Triple Nine, the John Hillcoat-directed heist film that begins production this summer. 

By Mike Flemig Jr. 

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/walking-deads-norman-reedus-joins-john-hillcoat-ensemble-cop-drama-triple-nine/<

Kevin Spacey to Play Winston Churchill (Exclusive)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 3/25/2014

Sierra/Affinity is producing and fully financing "Captain of the Gate," while StudioCanal ("Non-Stop") is in early talks to come on board as a producer.

By Tatiana Siegel 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kevin-spacey-play-winston-churchill-690755

James McAvoy's Raunchy Crime Comedy 'Filth' Red Band US Trailer
FIRSTSHOWING | 3/21/2014

Last year we got quite the raunchy tease for the crime comedy Filth starring James McAvoy since it was already released in the United Kingdom.

By Ethan Anderton

http://www.firstshowing.net/2014/james-mcavoys-raunchy-crime-comedy-filth-red-band-us-trailer/

Duo join The Age Of Adaline
SCREENDAILY | 3/20/2014

Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew join Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman on Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment’s romance.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/duo-join-the-age-of-adaline/5069822.article

‘True Detective’s Woody Harrelson Joins John Hillcoat’s ‘Triple Nine’
DEADLINE | 3/18/2014

EXCLUSIVE: True Detective star Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of Triple Nine, the John Hillcoat-directed heist thriller which begins production this summer.

By Mike Fleming Jr.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/true-detectives-woody-harrelson-joins-john-hillcoats-triple-nine/#more-700977

Jeremy Renner-Starrer ‘Kill The Messenger’ Gets October 2014 Release Date
DEADLINE | 3/5/2014

Focus Features said today that Kill The Messenger will get a platform release on October 10, 2014, and expand the following two weekends.

By The Deadline Team

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/kill-the-messenger-movie-release-date-october-2014-jeremy-renner/

Berlin: Dimension & Radius-TWC Acquire U.S. Rights To Salma Hayek Thriller ‘Everly’
DEADLINE | 2/8/2014

After last night’s massive Weinstein Co acquisition of The Imitation Game, domestic action has perked up slightly today. Dimension and Radius-TWC have made a preemptive move on Everly, acquiring U.S. rights to the Salma Hayek thriller.

By Nancy Tartaglione

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02

Open Road Acquires Domestic On ‘Triple Nine;’ Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast
DEADLINE | 2/5/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Open Road Films has just completed a deal to pre-buy domestic distribution rights onTriple Nine, the John Hillcoat-directed heist thriller, which begins production this summer with a killer cast

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/op

Berlin: Focus Features Pacts With Sales Outfit Sierra/Affinity
DEADLINE | 2/5/2014

Focus Features and leading international sales entity Sierra/Affinity announced today a sales relationship in which Sierra/Affinity will represent the rights to select Focus Features films outside of North America. 

By The Deadline Team

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/focus-features-sierra-affinity-film-sales/#more-677243

Berlin: Rebecca Hall Joins Romantic Comedy ‘Tumbledown’ Opposite Jason Sudeiks
DEADLINE | 1/30/2014

Rebecca Hall has been cast in the romantic comedy Tumbledown, directed by Sean Mewshaw from a screenplay by Desi Van Til. We’re The Millers’ Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner and Joe Manganiello are already aboard the pic, which Kristin Hahn is producing with Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand of Bron Studios

By The Deadline Team

Emma Roberts To Star With Sam Worthington In Action-Thriller ‘For The Dogs’
DEADLINE | 1/29/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Roberts has replaced Hailee Steinfeld as the female lead opposite Sam Worthington in the Jonathan Mostow-directed action thriller For The Dogs

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/emma-roberts-to-star-with-sam-worthington-in-action-thriller-for-the-dogs/

Sundance Awards: ‘Whiplash’ & ‘Rich Hill’ Win Grand Jury Prizes; Dramatic Directing Goes To Cutter Hodierne For ‘Fishing Without Nets’
DEADLINE | 1/25/2014

It was the first major deal of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival  and

tonight Whiplash  was the big winner at the fest’s Awards Ceremony

By Dominic Patten and Jen Yamato

http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/sundance-film-festival-winners-2014-awards-list/

Emma Roberts Joins Sam Worthington's 'For the Dogs' (Exclusive)!
JUST JARED | 1/23/2014

The 22-year-old actress would take on the role of a college girl named Ella  Hatto, replacing Hailee Steinfeld in the Jonathan Mostow directed thriller, which starts shooting in March/April in Germany.

By the JUST JARED TEAM

http://www.justjared.com/2014/01/23/emma-roberts-joins-sam-worthington-for-the-dogs-exclusive/

Marc Butan Departing Panorama For Sierra/Affinity As Megan Ellison’s Foreign Arm Focuses On Sales
DEADLINE | 1/22/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Butan, who runs Megan Ellison’s foreign sales division Panorama Media,  is leaving to join sales-finance-production outfit Sierra/Affinity as co-president. 

By Anita Busch

http://www.deadline.com

Sundance: Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ Lands at Sony Classics
VARIETY | 1/18/2014

Director's highly praised debut starring Miles Teller marks fest's first major U.S. deal

By Andrew Stewart

Sundance: WWE Studios Takes Stake In Toronto Genre Pic ‘Oculus’
DEADLINE | 1/17/2014

WWE Studios has teamed with Relativity and Blumhouse Productions on the Mike Flanagan-directed Intrepid Pictures horror film Oculus, which was acquired at Toronto last fall.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/sundance-wwe-studios-takes-stake-in-toronto-genre-pic-oculus/#more-666815

Sundance 2014: Sony grabs international rights to 'Whiplash'
LOS ANGELES TIMES | 1/16/2014

Hours before writer-director Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Worldwide bought international rights to the drama

By John Horn

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-sundance-whiplash-sony-sale-20140116,0,4105171.story#axzz2q

It’s Official: Harrison Ford Joins Lionsgate Pic ‘The Age Of Adaline’
DEADLINE | 1/15/2014

Harrison Ford has been set to co-star in Lionsgate‘s romantic drama The Age Of Adeline, joining Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn in the cast. Shooting begins in March on the pic, from Sidney Kimmel and Lakeshore Entertainment.

By The Deadline Team

http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/harrison-ford-age-of-adaline-cast-lionsgate/

Indies shine at 2013 int’l BO
SCREENDAILY | 1/15/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Films licensed internationally by the 'big indie' sales agents in the US generated more than $1b at the box office in calendar year 2013.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/box-office/indies-shine-at-2013-intl-bo/5065375.article?blocktitle=LATEST-FILM-NEWS&contentID=40562# 

Lakeshore & Sierra/Affinity Team On Worldwide Rights Venture For Indie Films
DEADLINE | 1/13/2014

Lakeshore Entertainment announced the launch of their partnership with Sierra/Affinity to acquire worldwide distribution rights from independent film producers. 

By The Deadline Team
'Crossbones' EP sheds light on John Malkovich's NBC pirate drama -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY | 1/10/2014

NBC premieres the swashbuckling series Crossbones — months after Starz brings its own salty tale, Black Sails to the small screen. There are, however, plenty of differences between the two programs… 

By Hillary Busis

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/10/crossbo

Kim Jee-woon to Direct COWARD
MOVIES.IE | 1/7/2014

Korean filmmaker takes reins of criminal thriller...

http://www.movies.ie/movie_news/1195726/Kim_Jeewoon_to_Direct_COWARD

2013 British Independent Film Awards: ‘Metro Manila’ Best Film; Sean Ellis Best Director; Lindsay Duncan Best Actress; James McAvoy Best Actor; More
DEADLINE | 12/8/2013

James McAvoy was named Best Actor for Jon S. Baird’s Filth, a crime comedy based on the novel by Irvine Welsh [..] and Imogen Poots took the Best Supporting Actress prize for The Look Of Love

By Nancy Tartaglione 

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/2013-british-independent-film-awards-updated-live/#more-648854

Sundance 2014: Festival Reveals U.S. & World Cinema Competition Slates, NEXT Sidebar
DEADLINE | 12/4/2013

The Sundance Film Festival today unveiled the films for its 2014 edition in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competition lineups as well as the out-of-competition NEXT section.

By THE DEADLINE TEAM 

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/sundance-film-festival-2014-competition-lineup-full-list/

AFM: Filmland, Witness Protection in Brazilian-American Pact (EXCLUSIVE)
VARIETY | 11/9/2013
AFM Briefs: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane To Star In ‘Somnia’; Image Acquires ‘Drive Hard’; Myriad To Sell ‘Frontera’ Overseas; ’10 Things I Hate About Life’ Revived; More
DEADLINE | 11/7/2013

Sierra/Affinity has added two titles to its lineup for the AFM, both directed by Mike Flanagan, and both originally with the soon-to-shutter Focus Features International.

By The Deadline Team

http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/afm-briefs-spooks-adds-kit-harrington-jennifer-ehle-k5-kicks-off-sales-on-next-goal-wi

Sneak peek: Salma Hayek takes aim in 'Everly'
USA TODAY | 11/5/2013

Hayek fires away in Joe Lynch's film about a woman pushed to the brink

Ender's Game rules US on $28m
SCREEN DAILY | 11/3/2013

Ender’s Game debuted top of the North American charts through Lionsgate-Summit to deliver a timely success for the independent space heading into the AFM this week.

‘The Coup’ Fires First Shot in Thailand
VARIETY | 11/1/2013

Action-thriller was substantially pre-sold

By Patrick Frater

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/the-coup-fires-first-shot-in-thailand-1200785016/

For 'Ender's Game,' effects house Digital Domain took a bigger role
LOS ANGELES TIMES | 10/23/2013

Digital Domain co-produced the sci-fi adventure film with OddLot Entertainment and Summit Entertainment and provided much of the visual effects.

‘ Homeland’s Damian Lewis To Star With Nicole Kidman In ‘Queen Of The Desert’
DEADLINE | 10/21/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Damian Lewis, who has won Golden Globes and Emmy's for his work as POW-turned-terrorist Nicolas Brody in Showtime's Homeland, is near a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in director Werner Herzog's Queen of The Desert.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/homelands-damian-lewis-to-star-with-nicole

Alice Eve Boards Chris Evans’ ’1:30 Train’
VARIETY | 10/21/2013

Evans making directorial debut in romancer

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/alice-eve-boards-chris-evans-130-train-1200749530/ 

 

Sterling Jerins Lands Herself a Coup
DREAD CENTRAL | 10/21/2013

More casting news has come rolling in for the Dowdle brothers' (Quarantine) latest flick, The Coup.

By Uncle Creepy

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/71515/sterling-jerins-lands-herself-coup#axzz2iPb9Fzhy

Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn Set To Star In ‘The Age Of Adaline’
DEADLINE | 10/16/2013

EXCLUSIVE: The romantic drama The Age of Adaline has been through a couple of incarnations, but it is now set to go into production in March as a co-production between Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment.

by Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/blake-lively-ellen-burstyn-set-to-star-in-the-age-of-adaline/

Lake Bell Joins Thriller 'The Coup' Starring Owen Wilson (Exclusive)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 10/7/2013

The action thriller, also starring Pierce Brosnan, begins production in Thailand at the end of the month.

By Rebecca Ford

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lake-bell-joins-thriller-coup-644453

'WER' Trailer: Looks Like We Finally Have A Good Werewolf Movie Coming!
BLOODY DISGUSTING | 10/4/2013

The first trailer has premiered for Incentive Filmed Entertainment and Sierra/Affinity’s WER, a new found-footage pic that takes place in police station with the suspect turning into a werewolf.  

By MrDisgusting

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3257744/

‘Mad Men’ Actor Kevin Rahm Joins Jake Gyllenhaal Pic ‘Nightcrawler’
VARIETY | 10/4/2013
James McAvoy's 'Filth' Garners Top Spot at Scottish Box Office
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 9/30/2013

The darkly comic thriller beats previous McAvoy starrers, "X-Men: First Class" and "Wanted," and also surpasses "Trainspotting" tartan tally.

By Stuart Kemp 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/james-mcavoys-filth-garners-top-639092

Black Box heads to MIPCOM
SCREEN DAILY | 9/30/2013

Worldwide sales agent Sierra/Engine Television will launch its upcoming ABC medical procedural The Black Box at MIPCOM.  

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/black-box-heads-to-mipcom/5060989.article

 

Toronto: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawlers' Sells Worldwide for Sierra/Affinity
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 9/20/2013

Debut director Dan Gilroy's suspense thriller, which also features Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, goes to two dozen territories, including Germany, France and Japan.   

By Scott Roxborough  

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/toronto-jake-gyllenhaals-n

Toronto: Bill Paxton Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Nightcrawler’ (EXCLUSIVE)
VARIETY | 9/7/2013
Toronto: Sands Shift In ‘Queen Of The Desert;’ Nicole Kidman Eyed To Replace Naomi Watts As Gertrude Bell
DEADLINE | 9/7/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Looks like director Werner Herzog is going to get a new Queen of the Desert. 

By Mike Fleming Jr.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/toronto-sands-shift-in-queen-of-the-desert-nicole-kidman-eyed-to-replace-naomi-w

Toronto: Jon Stewart to Pitch 'Rosewater', Share first Footage (Exclusive)
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 9/3/2013

Stewart - who returns tonight to hosting "The Daily Show" after a three month hiatus - directed the independent film over the summer.

By Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/toronto-jon-stewart-pitch-rosewater-619666

Sam Worthington’s ‘For the Dogs’ Finds Director (EXCLUSIVE)
VARIETY | 8/27/2013

'Terminator 3' helmer Jonathan Mostow replaces Phillip Noyce on action-thriller

By Dave Mcnary

 http://variety.com/2013/film/news/sam-worthingtons-for-the-dogs-finds-director-

Hot Trailer: IFC Midnight’s ‘+1'
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | 8/22/2013

IFC Midnight acquired rights in June to Dennis Iliadis' +1, a thriller that had its debut this year at SXSW

http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/plus-1-movie-trailer-ifc-midnight/

Bold Films Gets $35 Million Comerica Infusion; Will Finance ‘The Coup’ With Owen Wilson And Pierce Brosnan
DEADLINE | 8/8/2013

Bold Films has established its first revolving credit line with Comerica Bank, a $35 million debt facility that will cover an expanding slate of features.

By Mike Fleming Jr. 

http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/bold-films-g

The Spectacular Now’s Miles Teller Gets ‘Whiplash'
DEADLINE | 8/5/2013

Miles Teller, who went from from Project X to The Spectacular Now, has signed on to star in Whiplash, a feature that's being made from the Sundance Short Film Jury Award-Winning pic of the same title. 

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/tag/miles-teller/

Sierra Pictures Acquires 'Obsidian' for the Big Screen (Exclusive)
The Hollywood Reporter | 7/22/2013

Sierra's Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg will executive produce the movie, with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales

By Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sierra-pictures-acquires-obsidian-big-590261

Jake Gyllenhaal Exits 'Into the Woods' as 'Nightcrawler' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)
The Wrap | 7/17/2013

Dan Gilroy wrote "Nightcrawler," which finds Gyllenhaal playing a small-time Los Angeles criminal who gets a little too swept up in the nocturnal world of the city's crime journalism community.

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/jake-gyll

Barmy New Poster For ‘Filth’ – Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell & Imogen Poots
Flicks And Bits | 7/8/2013

Sierra/Affinity has debuted this new quad poster for Jon S. Baird’s ’Filth,’ an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting) best-selling novel of the same name. 

http://www.flicksandbits.com/2013/07/08/barmy-new-poster-for-filth-starring-james-m

IFC Takes U.S. On Iliadis’ ‘Plus One’
Variety | 6/27/2013

Thriller premiered at SXSW in March.

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/dennis-iliadis-plus-one-1200502568/

Iain De Caestecker Gets Lead In Ryan Gosling-Directed ‘How To Catch A Monster’
Deadline | 6/17/2013

Gosling undertook a wide search but chose De Caestecker to play Christina Hendricks’ character’s son, a loner with an active imagination who is the catalyst for this film.

By Mike Fleming JR

http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/iain-decaestecker-gets-lead-in-

Cannes: Foreign Buyers Flock to Ryan Gosling's 'How to Catch a Monster'
The Hollywood Reporter | 5/18/2013

International buyers are snapping up rights to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. Sierra/Affinity, which is handling international sales, has sold more than 20 territories.

By Gregg Kilday

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/

Buyers feel Statham’s Heat
Screen Daily | 5/17/2013

Sierra/Affinity has licensed its Heat reboot starring Jason Statham to Lionsgate UK and a host of territories.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/buyers-feel-stathams-heat/5056298.article

Cannes: Bold, Blumhouse, Right Of Way Strike Up Band For Feature Version Of Sundance Short ‘Whiplash’
Deadline | 5/14/2013

Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions and Right of Way Films are teaming up to bring Damien Chazelle‘s Sundance Prize-winning short Whiplash to the screen as a feature. 

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/cannes-bold-blumhouse-strike-u

Cannes: Hailee Steinfeld To Star Opposite Sam Worthington In ‘For The Dogs’
Deadline | 5/13/2013

Sierra/Affinity is selling international and CAA and Paradigm domestic beginning this week at Cannes.

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/hailee-steinfeld-for-the-dogs-sam-worthington-starring/

Cannes: Billy Crystal, Frank Oz Suit Up For Leisure Community Comedy ‘Winter’s Discontent’
Deadline | 5/13/2013

Exec producers are Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Kelly McCormick and Jake Kurily.

By Nancy Tartaglione

http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/cannes-frank-oz-to-helm-billy-crystal-in-sexy-leisure-community-comedy-‘winter’s-disco

Warner Bros. Will Learn 'How To Catch A Monster' With Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut
Indiewire | 5/10/2013

Warner Bros.has snapped up the U.S. rights to Gosling's directorial debut "How To Catch A Monster," giving a major studio home to his first movie. 

By Kevin Jagernauth

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/warner-bros-will-l

Cannes: Salma Hayek To Star In Black List Project ‘Everly’
Deadline | 5/10/2013

Salma Hayek has signed to star in Everly, which Joe Lynch will direct from a Black List script by Yale Hannon. 

By Mike Fleming Jr

http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/cannes-salma-hayek-to-star-in-black-list-project-everly/

'Ender's Game': See Ben Kingsley's tattooed intensity as Mazer Rackham -- EXCLUSIVE
Entertainment Weekly | 5/1/2013
Sierra/Affinity to sell Nightcrawler
Screen Daily | 4/25/2013

 

Nick Meyer and his team will commence pre-sales in Cannes next month. WME Global and CAA represent North American rights.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/cannes-film-market/

'The Way, Way Back' trailer: Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell star in Sundance summer comedy
Entertainment Weekly | 4/11/2013

 

The trailer shows off a good chunk of Way, Way Back‘s impressive cast, including Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, and co-director/co-writer Jim Rash.

By Emily Rome

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/04/11/way-way-back-trailer/

Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Cedric The Entertainer Join Jason Statham’s ‘Heat’
Deadline | 4/11/2013

Jason Statham stars in the action thriller based on William Goldman’s novel, previously made into a 1986 film starring Burt Reynolds. 

By Jen Yamato

http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/heat-movie-stanley-tucci-anne-heche-cedric-the-entertainer-casting/

‘Walk Of Shame’ Dated For Sept. 20
Variety | 4/11/2013

 

“Walk of Shame,” directed by Steven Brill from his own script, co-stars James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs. 

By Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/walk-of-shame-dated-for-sept-20-1200350256/

James McAvoy Wallows In Sex, Drugs, And Four-Letter Words In Filth Trailer
Cinema Blend | 4/11/2013

The follow-up to Baird's feature film debut Cass, Filth is based on a novel by the twisted mind behind Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh.

By Kristy Puchko

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/James-McAvoy-Wallows-Sex-Drugs-Four-Letter-Words-Filth-Trailer-36898.html

Ryan Gosling’s ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ Dominates Specialty Screens
Los Angeles Times | 3/31/2013

Foley intends to roll out "Pines" in 13 new markets next weekend before expanding to 250 theaters the weekend of April 12.

By Nicole Sperling

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotow

Cannes 2013: Sierra/Affinity to Shop Jon Stewart's Iranian Political Drama 'Rosewater' (Exclusive)
The Hollywood Reporter | 3/27/2013

Sierra/Affinity revealed Wednesday that it will be shopping the high-profile project to foreign buyers during the Marche du Film, held in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival.

By Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-2013-sierra-affinity-shop-431353

Sierra/Engine Backs ‘Siberia’ Mystery Series
Deadline | 3/21/2013

Sierra/Engine Television (NBC’s Crossbones) has teamed with producer Michael Ohoven (Capote) from Infinity Media to distribute and produce 13-episode drama series Siberia.

By Nellie Andreeva

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/sierraengine-backs-siberia-mystery-series/

Box Office Report: 'Burt Wonderstone' DOA With $10.3 Mil; 'The Call' Scores With $17.1 Mil
Hollywood Reporter | 3/18/2013

The Call, fueled by women, is a victory for Berry, with nearly half of the audience citing the actress as the chief draw. 

By Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-report-burt-wonderstone-429276

Graphic Art ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Poster Highlights Ryan Gosling’s Luke: “If You Ride Like Lightning, You’re Gonna Crash Like Thunder”
Flicks and Bits | 3/18/2013

Focus Features has revealed this first-rate graphic art poster for ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine) soon-to-be-released drama. 

http://www.flicksandbits.com/2013/03/16/graphic-ar

Asa Butterfield to be Feted at CinemaCon
Variety | 3/13/2013

 

Asa Butterfield has been tapped to receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star of 2013 kudo to be awarded April 18 in Las Vegas.

By Andrew Stewart

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/asa-butterfield-to-be-feted-at-cinemacon-1200325403/

John Malkovich to Play Blackbeard in NBC Pirate Drama Series 'Crossbones'
The Hollywood Reporter | 3/11/2013

The two-time Oscar nominee has been tapped to star as Blackbeard in NBC's action-adventure drama series Crossbones, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

By Lesley Goldberg

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/john-malkovich-play-blackbeard-nbc-crossbones-424616

Independent Box Office: 'Emperor' Accomplishes Demo Mission
The Wrap | 3/10/2013

"Emperor," the WWII historical drama starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox from Roadside Attractions, hit the demographic mark with its $1 million debut weekend.

By Todd Cunningham

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/independent-box-office-emperor-accomplishes-d

Image Takes U.S. for ‘Evidence’
Variety | 3/7/2013

Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Bold Films’ thriller “Evidence” for a summer theatrical release.

By: Dave McNary

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/image-takes-u-s-for-evidence-1200005493/

'Downton Abbey' Director Andy Goddard to Take on 'The Blunderer'
The Hollywood Reporter | 2/22/2013

Ted Hope and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon will produce the film along with Sierra Pictures, which is providing the financing.

By Gregg Kilday

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/downton-abbey-director-andy-goddard-423513

Berlin: Saoirse Ronan Joins Ryan Gosling’s ‘How To Catch A Monster’
Deadline | 2/9/2013

Gosling wrote the script for How To Catch A Monster and has added cast with Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn now aboard. 

By Nancy Tartaglione

http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/saoirse-ronan-joins-ryan-goslings-how-to-catch-a-monster/

Check out first poster for 'Emperor' with Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox -- EXCLUSIVE
Entertainment Weekly | 2/7/2013

Jones brings the polarizing general to life in Emperor, set to open in theaters March 8. 

By Emily Rome

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/02/07/emperor-poster-tommy-lee-jones/

Image buys U.S. rights to 'Colony' buy
Variety | 2/7/2013

Deal closed Thursday at the European Film Market in Berlin, where screenings will be held Friday and Sunday. 

By Dave Mcnary

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118065828/

Matt Smith to star in Ryan Gosling pic
Variety | 2/6/2013

"Dr. Who" star Matt Smith is ready to cross the Atlantic to make his U.S. acting debut, taking the male lead in the Ryan Gosling-directed pic "How to Catch a Monster."

By Justin Kroll

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118065796/

James Marsden Joins Elizabeth Banks in 'Walk of Shame'
The Wrap | 12/6/2012

James Marsden will star alongside Elizabeth Banks in “Walk of Shame,” FilmDistrict and Sierra/Affinity announced on Thursday.

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/james-marsden-joins-elizabeth-banks-walk-shame-68206

'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo -- EXCLUSIVE
Entertainment Weekly | 12/5/2012
Sierra/Affinity to sell select territories on Flight, Pain And Gain
Screen Daily | 11/2/2012

 

Nick Meyer will handle sales on the Paramount duo and recently closed deals on Flight with StudioCanal for Germany and German-speaking Switzerland and Tri Pictures for Spain and Spanish speaking Andorra.

By Jeremy Kay

AFM: Jude Law Joins Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell Pic ‘Queen Of The Desert’
Deadline | 11/2/2012

Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales and will make it available to buyers during this year’s American Film Market.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/jude-law-queen-of-the-desert-casting-movie-werner-herzog-naomi-watts-robert-pattinson/

Simon West to helm 'Heat' remake
Variety | 11/1/2012

 

Simon West has come on board to direct the "Heat" remake starring Jason Statham, who will reprise the role originally played by Burt Reynolds in the 1986 action drama.

By Dave Mcnary

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118061553

Sierra/Affinity to start AFM talks on The Keeping Room
Screen Daily | 10/30/2012

The Civil War era thriller will star Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Beharie.

By Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/home/afm/sierra/affinity-to-start-afm-talks-on-the-keeping-room/5048340.article?blocktitle=Latest

Naming rite: art & inspiration
Variety | 10/27/2012

 

"The focus was to find something impactful, meaningful to me, and frankly easy to pronounce in a lot of languages," says Nick Meyer, who founded his sales outfit Sierra Pictures in 2009 after leaving Paramount Vantage.

By Adam Dawtrety

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118061270

AFM: Sierra/Affinity Commits To Finance Cop Thriller Script ‘Blackout’
Deadline | 10/18/2012

Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has committed to finance Blackout, an action thriller script by Sidney King. 

By Mike Fleming

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/afm-sierraaffinity-commits-to-fund-thriller-script-blackout/

 

Elizabeth Banks to star in Lakeshore, SKE’s Walk Of Shame
Screen Daily | 10/17/2012

FilmDistrict will distribute the comedy in the US and Lakeshore International and Sierra/Affinity will jointly handle pre-sales when they introduce the project at the AFM.

By: Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/pr

'The Place Beyond The Pines' & Luc Besson's 'Malavita' Get 2013 Dates
Indiewire | 10/16/2012

After premiering at TIFF and getting picked up by Focus Features, the arthouse shingle has set a March 29, 2013 limited release date for Derek Cianfrance's ambitious "The Place Beyond The Pines."

By: Kevin Jagernauth

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-pla

MIPCOM 2012: Sierra Affinity Enters TV Business With Engine TV, Georgeville
The Hollywood Reporter | 10/7/2012

Meyer told THR the move to TV was "a logical extension" of Sierra's independent feature business and would see Sierra/Affinity applying its skills in packaging content and financing to the independent TV business.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mipcom-2012-sierra-affinity-enters-tv-business-377017&l

Chris Carter To Do Thriller Drama Series For Georgeville Television
Deadline | 10/4/2012

 Entitled The After, the series will debut at next week’s MIPCOM TV market where it will be shopped by newly formed Sierra/Engine Television.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/chris-carter-to-do-thriller-drama-series-for-georgeville-television/#more-347960

Jason Statham talks about his new crime thriller 'Parker' -- Plus EXCLUSIVE photos
Entertainment Weekly | 10/2/2012

“He’s a man who lives by a certain moral code,” says the Expendables star.

By Clark Collis

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/10/02/jason-statham-jennifer-lopez-parker/

Sierra/Affinity teams with Engine Entertainment
Variety | 9/27/2012

Venture eyes overseas TV distribution, production

By Cynthia Littleton

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118059947?refCatId=14

Toronto 2012: Lionsgate, Roadside Buy Historical Epic 'Emperor'
The Hollywood Reporter | 9/14/2012

Set in post-World War II Japan, the Peter Webber-directed film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox and rising Japanese star Eriko Hatsune.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emperor-lionsgate-roadside-buys-peter-webbber-370426

Toronto 2012: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper's 'Place Beyond the Pines' Sells to Focus
The Hollywood Reporter | 9/9/2012

The acquisition marks the first high-profile deal to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival; Focus will release the gritty drama next year.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/toronto-2012-ryan-gosling-bradley-cooper-pines-focus-368936

Sierra/Affinity shifts into television at Mipcom
Variety | 9/4/2012

Sales company also pacts with Georgeville

By Stuart Levine

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118058664

Toronto's Booming 2012: More Business, Bigger Films
The Wrap | 9/4/2012

Sierra/Affinity, has a number of films on offer, including “How to Catch a Monster,” “The Way, Way Back” and “The Place Beyond The Pines.”

By Liza Foreman & Lucas Shaw

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/torontos-booming-2012-more-busi

Buyers hit Toronto looking for action
Variety | 9/1/2012

Mid-budget films attract stars and sales

By Dave McNary

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118058515

 

Ryan Gosling To Make Directing Debut On ‘How To Catch A Monster’
Deadline | 8/29/2012

“Ryan Gosling has established himself as a dynamic talent onscreen with incredible instincts, and that ability to connect with audiences will serve him well in the director’s chair.” said Sierra’s Nick Meyer.

By: Mike Fleming

http://www.deadline.com/tag/how-to-catch-a-monster/

Morris Chestnut Books ‘The Hive’ And ‘Kick-Ass 2'
Deadline | 8/15/2012

Morris Chestnut has been set for the male lead of Sony’sThe Hive, opposite Halle Berry.

By: Mike Fleming

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/morris-chestnut-books-the-hive-and-kick-ass-2/

 

Toronto adds films with Tommy Lee Jones, Colin Firth, Nick Cassavetes
Los Angeles Times | 8/14/2012

Jones stars opposite Matthew Fox in "The Emperor," a film from Peter Webber

By: Nicole Sperling

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-films-with-tommy-lee-jones-co

ENDER’S GAME to be Released in IMAX, Plus New Production Updates
Collider | 8/10/2012

For a project that has the epic scope of Ender’s Game, it’s only fitting that the film be released in IMAX.

By: Dave Trumbore

http://collider.com/enders-game-imax-release/188180/

‘Celeste And Jesse’ Hot In Debut
Deadline | 8/6/2012

Most specialty newcomers had a rough go in their rollouts over the weekend, but one film – Celeste And Jesse Forever – managed a spectacular debut.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/movies-coming-out-celeste-and-jesse-forever-debut-strong-killer-joe-solid

'Celeste and Jesse Forever': Rashida Jones and Company Stick Together for a Breakup
The Hollywood Reporter | 8/1/2012

The indie from co-stars and co-writers Jones and Will McCormack went through an incredible Hollywood drama -- before the cameras ever rolled.

By: Jordan Zakarin

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/celeste-jesse-forever-rashida-jones-andy-samberg-357244

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES will Premiere at The Toronto Intl Film Festival
Variety | 7/24/2012
Machado flies into 'The Hive'
Variety | 7/18/2012

Thesp joins Berry, Breslin in indie thriller

By: Dave McNary

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118056705

 

Sierra/Affinity Picks Up Global Sales For ‘Cate McCall’ & ‘Plus One’
Deadline | 6/26/2012

Sierra/Affinity will handle the international sales for The Trials of Cate McCall and for Plus One.

By: Dominic Patten

http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/sierraaffinity-picks-up-global-sales-for-cate-mccall-plus-one/

Pre-sales 'Coup' for Wilson pic
Variety | 5/16/2012

Before the Cannes market was officially under way, Nick Meyer's Sierra/Affinity had secured a raft of pre-sales on Owen Wilson starrer "The Coup."

By: Diana Lodderhose

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054132?refCatId=19

Cannes 2012: Halle Berry Thriller "The Hive" Being Shopped At The Marché; June Start Date Planned
Indiewire | 5/16/2012

Film sales company Sierra/Affinity has come onboard to rep Brad Anderson's (Vanishing On 7th StreetThe Machinist) Halle Berry thriller The Hive, and is currently in Cannes shopping the project (and a few others) around to international buyers.

By: Tambay

Sneak peek: Tommy Lee Jones as MacArthur in 'Emperor'
USA TODAY | 5/14/2012

Gen. Douglas MacArthur once famously vowed, "I shall return."

By: Bryan Alexander

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/story/2012-05-15/first-look-emperor-tommy-lee-jones/54964042/1

Cannes 2012: 24 A-List Films Being Sold This Year
The Hollywood Reporter | 5/9/2012

From "Catching Fire" to "The Bling Ring," THR highlights the hot projects being offered to foreign distributors at the Cannes Film Market.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-hot-films-catching-fire-bling-ring-321930

Cannes 2012: Dennis Iliadis Makes a Date For Thriller 'Plus One'
The Hollywood Reporter | 5/4/2012

Sierra/Affinity will launch the project, directed by the helmer of the "Last House on the Left" remake, to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Market.

By: Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-2012-dennis-iliadis-plus-one-320467

Pierce Brosnan joins Owen Wilson in thriller
Variety | 5/1/2012

'The Coup' will be directed by John Erick Dowdle

By: Dave McNary

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118053379

Owen Wilson Returns To Action Mode In ‘The Coup’
Deadline | 4/24/2012

Crime Scene Pictures has set Owen Wilson to star in The Coup, an action drama that that Devil helmer John Erick Dowdle will direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle.

By: Mike Fleming

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/owen-wilson-returns-to-action-mode-in-the-co

Sony set Sundance-Favourite Celeste And Jesse Forever for Summer US Release
HEYUGUYS.CO.UK | 4/21/2012

The distributor has now set the US release for the film for 3rd August this summer, so if you’ve been looking forward to this as much as I have, that’s definitely a date to set in your diaries.

By: Kenji Llyod

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/2012/04/21/sony-

'Ender's Game' moved to November 2013
Variety | 4/9/2012

Summit has pushed back the bow of OddLot Entertainment's sci-fi tentpole "Ender's Game" by eight months, setting a launch date of Nov. 1, 2013.

By: Dave McNary

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052424?refCatId=13

Bill Paxton Joins the Canadian Thriller 'The Colony'
The Hollywood Reporter | 3/29/2012

The Canadian sci-fi feature from writer/director Jeff Renfroe about Ice Age survivors battling feral humans is shooting in Toronto and northern Ontario.

By: Etan Vlessing

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-paxton-joins-canadian-thriller-305358

Sierra/Affinity Will Launch Matthew Fox Epic 'Emperor' at Cannes
Variety | 3/21/2012

Rising Japanese actress Eriko Huatsune stars opposite Fox in the World War II pic, set in post-war Japan; Peter Webber is directing.

By: Pamela McClintock

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-sierra-affinity-matthew-fox-emperor-302939

Breslin buzzes to 'The Hive'
Variety | 3/21/2012

Young thesp boards Troika crime thriller

By: Jeff Sneider

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118051754?refCatId=13

Halle Berry to star in thriller 'The Hive'
Variety | 3/15/2012

Oscar-winner will topline Brad Anderson pic

By: Jeff Sneider

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118051489

Berlin sales boost Sierra/Affinity
Variety | 3/7/2012

Company reports robust sales on 'Wer,' 'Heat,' 'Everly'

By: Diana Lodderhose

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118051156

Enders Game shoot begins in Louisiana
Screen International | 2/27/2012

Production is underway in New Orleans on Enders Game, the children’s sci-fi adventure that stars Harrison Ford, Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield from Hugo in the lead role.

By: Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/enders-game-shoot-begins-in-louisiana/5038571.article

Sierra / Affinity brings Statham's Heat to EFM
Screen International | 2/8/2012

Sierra / Affinity is starting sales in Berlin on a remake of 1987 action-thriller Heat, with Jason Statham set to star and Brian De Palma directing.

By: John Hazelton

http://www.screendaily.com/territories/sierra-/-affinity-brings-stathams-heat-to-efm/5037629.article

Sierra / Affinity sets April start in Romania for Wer
Screen International | 2/1/2012

The company has revealed the title of its new EFM-bound horror project from the producers behind shock US chart-topper The Devil Inside.

By: Jeremy Kay

http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/sierra-/-affinity-sets-april-start-in-romania-for-wer/5037245.article

Kate Hudson to star in 'Everly'
Variety | 2/1/2012

JoeLynch actioner to be launched at Berlin

By: Diana Lodderhose/ February 1, 2012

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118049574

Ben Kingsley Joins 'Ender's Game' as Mazer Rackham
The Wrap | 1/31/2012

Ben Kingsley will join Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in "Ender's Game," the film's producers said on Tuesday.

By: Brent Lang

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/ben-kingsley-joins-enders-game-mazer-rackham-34945

'Filth' firms up financing
Variety | 1/18/2012

Steel Mill Pictures film to begin production next week

By: Dave McNary/ January 18, 2012

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118048820

‘Drive’ selected for four BAFTA nominations
Deadline | 1/16/2012
Sierra/Affinity, Incentive partner for pic
Variety | 1/11/2012

Duo to finance, produce film from 'Devil' filmmakers

By: Dave McNary/ January 11, 2012

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118048488.html?cmpid=RSS%25257CNews%25257CFilmNews

'Machinist' director flies to 'The Hive'
Variety | 1/3/2012

Brad Anderson to replace Joel Schumacher on Troika thriller

By: Jeff Sneider

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118048078

10 Best Movies of 2011
RollingStone | 12/7/2011

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/10-best-movies-of-2011-20111207/drive-19691231

Screw Oscar, which will surely ignore Drive because it's too bloody, too creative, too ambitious and too polarizing to comfort audiences. Solid reasons, I say, for naming Drive the year's best mo

Spirit Award Nominees Unveiled; ’50/50,’ ‘Beginners,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Take Shelter,’ ‘The Artist’ And ‘The Descendants’ Get Best Feature Noms
Deadline | 11/29/2011

By Mike Fleming | Tuesday November 29, 2011

http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/spirit-award-nominees-unveiled/

Asa Butterfield locks 'Ender's Game'
Variety | 11/29/2011

 

Producers discussing veteran thesps for adult lead, including Harrison Ford

Sierra/Affinity closes dozen territories on Europa
SCREENDAILY | 11/2/2011
FEINBERG FORECAST: Can 'Shame' Crack the Major Categories Despite NC-17 Rating?
Hollywood Reporter | 10/30/2011

THR's awards expert Scott Feinberg offers his latest take on the Oscar race.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/feinberg-forecast-can-shame-crack-255094

Brubaker adapting 'Coward' for Slade to direct
Variety | 10/25/2011

 

Brubaker adapting 'Coward' for Slade to direct

Hunting Lane Films to produce crime noir with Sierra Affinity repping Int'l