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Neil Young Wants You to Hear His Unreleased Music Before You Die

Neil Young Wants You to Hear His Unreleased Music Before You Die
A fan recently reached out to Neil Young about his 76-year-old Uncle Eddie, expressing concern that Eddie won’t live long enough to hear all of Young’s archival releases. “That really bums me out,” Young wrote on his archives site, then outlined a potential plan to release an enormous cache of unreleased material to paid subscribers of the Archives long before it’s made available to the general public.

“I have been talking with our team about releasing all [the albums] here at Nya exclusively in 2020,” he writes. “Initially, these albums
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Zac Brown, What Have You Done?

Zac Brown, What Have You Done?
There’s a meme going around this week about the “worst solo I have ever heard.” Zac Brown must have seen it and thought, “Hold my beer.”

On Friday, the country singer and leader of the Zac Brown Band released a surprise solo project dubbed The Controversy that contains a contender for the worst cluster of sounds ever committed to digital file: a Wtf bedroom-rap track titled “Swayze.” As in Patrick.

Brown doesn’t claim his new LP is country — a press release trumpets it as his “first-ever solo pop
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Farm Aid 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw

  • Rolling Stone
Getting 37,000 people to a remote, rural amphitheater in East Troy, Wisconsin, for Farm Aid isn’t hard when the bill features Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Luke Combs, Bonnie Raitt, John Mellencamp, and several other big names. Getting them to stay for 12 hours in a downpour that turned the packed lawn (where the vast majority of people sat) into a sea of mud is much harder. It required a pretty spectacular show, one that left people so stunned they stayed put hour after hour even though most of them couldn’t
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Producer Stephanie Allain’s Homegrown Pictures & Level Forward Team Up In Overall Deal

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Female-led production company Homegrown Pictures is joining startup studio Level Forward as a producing pod.

Homegrown, led by Stephanie Allain, Mel Jones and Gabrielle Ebron, will collaborate with Level Forward to continue extending the influence of their creative work by upholding the company’s inclusion rider, gun-neutral commitment, and impact programming across its properties. Homegrown is known for telling stories across multiple platforms, grounded in authentic representation and diverse points of view.

Level Forward has been investing in inclusion- and innovation-focused entertainment-related companies and properties since it launched, born from a partnership forged late last year between Killer Content and Abigail Disney.

In addition to Homegrown, Level Forward announced a similar deal with Maximum Entertainment, award-winning producers and managers of commercial theater.

Homegrown’s 2019 release slate features the third season of Justin Simien’s Dear White People, and on the film side Stella Meghie’s The Weekend, as well
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Good Deed Acquires ‘So B. It’ With Alfre Woodard & John Heard For Theatrical Release

Good Deed Acquires ‘So B. It’ With Alfre Woodard & John Heard For Theatrical Release
Exclusive: Good Deed Entertainment has acquired North American rights to So B. It, a feature based on the bestselling Ya book by Sarah Weeks and adapted by Garry Williams (Larger Than Life). The film, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Homegrown), stars Alfre Woodard, John Heard and Cloris Leachman. Good Deed has set a limited release for April 2017. The film, which also stars Talitha Bateman (Annabelle 2), Jacinda Barrett (Bloodline), Jessica Collins (Zero Dark Thirty) and…
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The Black List’s 2015 List of Best Unproduced Screenplays

Rounding up the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, as voted on by hundreds of film executives, The Black List has been a strong resource to clue one in on projects to potentially anticipate, but first, to kickstart Hollywood on bringing them to screen. Last year’s chart-topper Catherine the Great is still waiting to be produced and today we have this year’s editiong

Topping the 2015 edition, we have Isaac Adamson‘s Bubbles, which tells the story of Michael Jackson through the strange perspective of his adopted baby chimp. Also included is the Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger, which Jake Gyllenhaal was circling, and Miss Sloane, which has Jessica Chastain attached. So, as an early look for some potential upcoming films to keep on your radar, take a looked at the full, detailing list below, along with the number of votes each earned.

Bubbles by Isaac Adamson 44

A baby chimp
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'Argo' holds firm at top of Australian box office

'Argo' holds firm at top of Australian box office
Ben Affleck's Argo has held its position at the top of the Australian box office charts. The political thriller's takings only dropped by 7%, as it earned another $$1.81 million over the weekend.

Elsewhere in the charts, there are three new entries. Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher's comedy Bachelorette enters the standings in second place, while End of Watch, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, debuts in third place. Homegrown comedy Housos vs Authority enters the charts in seventh place. Affleck, who also stars in Argo, recently admitted that he declined the opportunity (more)
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Award-Winning Writer/Director Stephen Gyllenhaal To Pen And Direct The Kennedy Detail

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy approaches next year, award-winning director Stephen Gyllenhaal has signed on to the feature film The Kennedy Detail as Screenwriter and Director.  The motion picture focuses on the men of the Secret Service protective detail assigned to President John F. Kennedy. The project is targeted for a November, 2013 release, coinciding with the tragic anniversary.

.This is the project of a lifetime and I could not be more excited to be part of it,. said Gyllenhaal. .Everyone knows how this story ends, but the true stories told through the eyes of this extraordinary band of brothers, from JFK.s election to that awful day in Dallas, have never been told.  It is time to share their perspective with the world..

Gyllenhaal has begun work on the script with his research including interviews with many of the surviving members of President
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Jake Gyllenhaal Present at Father's Second Wedding in Hawaii

Jake Gyllenhaal has shown support to his film director father's second wedding. The Prince Dastan of "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" took a break from his busy schedule to witness Stephen Gyllenhaal tying the knot with Kathleen Man on the North Shore of Oahu over the weekend.

Serving as a groomsman, the 30-year-old actor donned loose-fitted khaki trousers and brown shirts. He also sported a shaved head and wore lei around his neck for the informal ceremony attended by about 30 guests. Also present for the fete was the "Source Code" actor's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal, who wore a long floral dress.

Jake's father, Stephen, divorced his wife of 32 years, Naomi Foner, in 2009. He is known for his work in directing 1991's "Paris Trout", which was nominated for five Emmy Awards, and 1998's "Homegrown". According to PopSugar, the 61-year-old worked on film project "Grassroots" along with his new wife Kathleen.
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Nick Urata to Score ‘Grassroots’

Nick Urata has been tapped to write the music for the upcoming political comedy Grassroots. The film is directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Homegrown, Losing Isaiah) and stars Jason Biggs (American Pie), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream), Tom Arnold and Cedric the Entertainer. The movie centers on a journalist, who, after losing his job, reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council. Grassroots is produced by Peggy Rajski (The Grifters). No word yet on a release date for the project. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website and Facebook page.

Urata who is best known as a member of the indie rock group DeVotchKa (also known for co-writing the music for the indie hit Little Miss Sunshine with Mychael Danna
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