Scott Stuber To Run Netflix’s Film Division

Scott Stuber will head up Netflix’s fledgling film division, developing, acquiring, and producing movies for the streaming service. (VAR)

Warner Bros Ponders More Of ‘The Matrix’

Warner Bros is trying to see if there is more life in The Matrix beyond the three films written and directed by the Wachowskis. The studio is likely to create a writers’ room of scribes to figure out the best possible way to relaunch the franchise. (DH)

J. D. Dillard In Negotiations To Direct ‘The Fly’ Remake

Director J. D. Dillard is in talks with Fox to write and direct a resurrection of the horror classic The Fly. Dillard is the second buzzy director this year to take over a major studio property after starting their career in genre movies. (VUL)

‘Person of Interest’s’ Jim Caviezel To Star In CBS’ Navy SEAL Drama Pilot

The Person of Interest star has signed on to play the lead role in the network’s untitled Navy SEAL drama pilot. He will play the respected leader of a team of elite SEALs who’s been through more than a dozen deployments. (TVL)

SXSW 2017 Award Winners: ‘Most Beautiful Island’ And ‘The Work’ Win Jury Competition Prizes

The complete list of awards winners from this year’s SXSW Film Festival. (IW)

Terrence Howard, Mike Epps, Paula Patton To Star In Crime Thriller ‘.38′

The thriller, to be directed by Michael Carney, is expected to begin shooting in May in Georgia. (THR)

Trailer Buzz: Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Pixar has released the first Coco trailer online. The film follows aspiring musician Miguel who teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. (COLL)

Screenwriters: Tips For A Successful Film Festival Experience, Part 3

You’ve been accepted into a film festival. You still have work to do in order to really take advantage of the promotion a festival has to offer. Now what? (SM)

 

 

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