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Peter LoGreco Inks Overall Deal With Intellectual Property Corporation (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Documentarian Peter LoGreco has signed an overall deal with the Intellectual Property Corporation (Ipc).

LoGreco is a documentary showrunner, director, and producer. Under the deal, he will collaborate with Ipc’s CEO, Eli Holzman, and president, Aaron Saidman, to develop original series and showrun series for Ipc.

LoGreco previously served as showrunner and director for the pilot of the company’s new HBO series “We’re Here,” which he is now overseeing as production begins on the first season. Ipc and LoGreco’s have also previously partnered on the first season of A&e’s documentary series, “Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole.”

“Peter is a phenomenal filmmaker whose taste and talent are ideally suited to the sort of premium documentary content that Ipc produces,” said Holzman and Saidman in a joint statement. “Peter is a consummate professional, a seasoned director and executive producer, and an artist we respect and admire.
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Netflix Sued by Subjects of ‘Afflicted’ Docuseries, Accused of Defamation and Fraud

  • The Wrap
Seven people who appeared in the 2018 Netflix docuseries “Afflicted” have sued the streaming service and the show’s producers for defamation, false-light invasion of privacy, unjust enrichment and fraud over the way they were depicted on screen.

The seven-episode series, which debuted on Netflix in August 2018, follows the stories of people suffering from and attempting to treat chronic illnesses; among the subjects were Jamison Hill, Pilar Olave, Jill Edelstein and Bekah Dinnerstein.

But in court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, Hill, Olave, Edelstein and Dinnerstein — joined by Dinnerstein’s brother Nicholas Dinnerstein and her partner Jesse Bercowetz, and Edelstein’s partner Janine Feczko — said they were “duped” into participating.

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In the filing, the plaintiffs say they thought the show would be “a serious documentary” that would spread awareness of their conditions.
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Monstrous Nostalgia and Universal’s Dark Universe

Though the plastic teeth felt awkward in my mouth, and the fake blood tasted like cough syrup, I knew that these were small sacrifices to make in the achieving of my Halloween goal. With my hair slicked back and my cape and cowl on, complete with plastic medallion, I resembled a miniature Bela Lugosi as he appeared in Dracula (1931). Well, Dracula if he wore metallic green parachute pants in place of black trousers. I worked with what I had. That night as my parents took me trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, and then later through my elementary school, I showed off my vampire prowess by hissing and twirling my cape. Instead of yelling trick-or-treat I echoed, “I want to suck your blood,” followed by, “I like your house, what’s this?” I was a curious child. Once I returned back home I dug through my candy bag searching for my favorite
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13 Reasons Why: trauma and unreliable narrators

Caroline Preece May 9, 2017

As it's confirmed Netflix's 13 Reasons Why is returning for a second season, we explore its narrative style and portrayal of trauma...

Warning: contains spoilers for 13 Reasons Why

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There’s a scene in the penultimate episode of 13 Reasons Why in which everyone affected by the cassette tapes left behind by Hannah Baker - a 17-year-old high school student who recently committed suicide - discusses how much of her account is true. Throughout the series we’re told repeatedly that some tapes are outright lies, and that Hannah is simply trying to blackmail her classmates from beyond the grave.

By episode twelve, we’ve come to understand that this probably isn’t the case, and it’s as close to a twist as the series ever indulges in. While some events may have played out slightly differently, the
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Academy Award Film Series: Schrader's Afflicted 1998 Anti-Hero Has Elements in Common with Titular Taxi Driver Character

'Affliction' movie: Nick Nolte as the troubled police officer Wade Whitehouse. 'Affliction' movie: Great-looking psychological drama fails to coalesce Set in a snowy New Hampshire town, Affliction could have been an excellent depiction of a dysfunctional family's cycle of violence and how that is accentuated by rapid, destabilizing socioeconomic changes. Unfortunately, writer-director Paul Schrader's 1998 film doesn't quite reach such heights.* Based on a novel by Russell Banks (who also penned the equally snowy The Sweet Hereafter), Schrader's Affliction relies on a realistic wintry atmosphere (courtesy of cinematographer Paul Sarossy) to convey the deadness inside the story's protagonist, the middle-aged small-town sheriff Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte). The angst-ridden Wade is intent on not ending up like his abusive, alcoholic father, Glen (James Coburn), while inexorably sliding down that very path. Making matters more complicated, Wade must come to terms with the fact that his ex-wife, Lillian (Mary Beth Hurt), will never return to him,
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Best & Worst 2014: TheWrap’s 86 Alternate Movie Awards for Sex, Violence, Music and More

  • The Wrap
‘Tis the season for awards, and while voters are busy weighing the merits of top Oscar contenders, the industry’s intangibles have fallen by the wayside. The year in film is comprised of so many movie moments and overlooked details that go unrecognized by Hollywood, so here’s a list of superlatives and unconventional awards that serve as an alternative to the prim-and-proper Oscars. There’s even more ground to cover than last year, so let’s get started …

Movies

Best Animal Title: Gold: “Birdman” Silver: “The Dog” Bronze: “Foxcatcher” Honorable Mention: “Big Bad Wolves

Best Movie Set Primarily in One Location: “Locke,
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Afflicted DVD Review

Director: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse.

Starring: Derek Lee, Cliff Prowse, Michael Gill, Baya Rehaz.

Running Time: 85 minutes

Certificate: 18

Afflicted brings some new faces to the world of found footage, as Derek Lee and Clif Prowse turn an idyllic travel into a horrific nightmare. In this Chronicle with a horror edge, we find Derek soon set upon by a mysterious illness which eventually gives him some incredible powers.

The slow build up and reveal of each individual power is wonderfully executed in this found-footage tale, and each one is brought to life by stunning and seamless special effects. The film knows exactly when to turn away for a second, and when to supply another impressive visual. It may not be on teh scale of big budget blockbusters, but they all come unexpectedly. The footage also stays within its realms and never appears to be shot on high end cameras.

Character wise,
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Giveaway – Win Afflicted on DVD

To celebrate the release of Afflicted, out on DVD 6th October 2014, we are happy to say that we have a copy on DVD up for grabs courtesy of EntertainmentOne.

Afflicted comes straight from the producer of Insidious and Sinister, and winner of the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at Austin’s prestigious Fantastic Fest, Afflicted reinvents a familiar horror genre with a smart and stylish combination of pulse-pounding action and bloody terror.

Afflicted is one of those movies where the less you know about it going in, the greater the reward. Without giving too much away, it takes a familiar horror genre and gives it a dazzling and totally unexpected spin. Co-writers, co-directors and co-stars Derek Lee and Clif Prowse have produced a stunning debut feature, packed with superlative effects, stunts and performances that belie the movie’s indie roots and modest budget.

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Competition: Win horror flick ‘Afflicted’ on DVD

  • Nerdly
To celebrate the release of Afflicted, out on DVD 6th October 2014, we are happy to say that we have a copy on DVD up for grabs courtesy of EntertainmentOne.

Afflicted comes straight from the producer of Insidious and Sinister, and winner of the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at Austin’s prestigious Fantastic Fest, Afflicted reinvents a familiar horror genre with a smart and stylish combination of pulse-pounding action and bloody terror.

Afflicted is one of those movies where the less you know about it going in, the greater the reward. Without giving too much away, it takes a familiar horror genre and gives it a dazzling and totally unexpected spin. Co-writers, co-directors and co-stars Derek Lee and Clif Prowse have produced a stunning debut feature, packed with superlative effects, stunts and performances that belie the movie’s indie roots and modest budget.

Afflicted is available to
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UK Set to Get Afflicted in October

If there's one "found footage" flick that you should really be putting the effort in to dig up, it's director/actor duo Derek Lee and Clif Prowse's thrilling Afflicted – and it'll be spreading its charms on UK DVD this October 6, courtesy of Entertainment One.

Executive produced by Insidious and Sinister producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones alongside producers Chris Ferguson and Zach Lipovsky, Afflicted stars Clif Prowse, Derek Lee, Michael Gill and Baya Rehaz.

Special features on the disc are yet to be determined.

Synopsis

Best friends Derek and Clif embark on the trip of a lifetime, planning to travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest, while documenting their adventures via video footage posted to their website. But things take a dark and bloody turn when, following an amorous encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris, Derek starts to show signs of a mysterious affliction.
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Spring Warns Against Hot Italian Girls [Trailer]

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return to the wild world of horror features (the pair have a short in the upcoming V/H/S sequel) with a movie that looks interesting, even if it feels very similar to something else you may have seen earlier this year.

Spring stars Lou Taylor Pucci as Evan, a lost young man who escapes to Italy after a number of tragic events destroy his home life. There he meets the woman of his dreams (Nadia Hilker) except it quickly becomes clear that the beautiful woman is hiding a dark secret.

The story is very reminiscent of Derek Lee and Clif Prowse's Afflicted (review) though the monster here isn't much of a secret and the style of Ben [Continued ...]
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Shlocky charms: The crazy rise and 'terrifying' return of 'Leprechaun'

Shlocky charms: The crazy rise and 'terrifying' return of 'Leprechaun'
How did a low budget horror movie about a diminutive Irish monster spawn five sequels, a new reboot, and the career of Jennifer Aniston? EW tracks the deranged history of the Leprechaun franchise.

British actor Warwick Davis says he has “specific” fans—well-wishers who want to discuss just one of the several fantasy franchises in which he has appeared. “People talk about Star Wars, people talk about Harry Potter,” he explains, “and people talk about Leprechaun.”

Alert readers will have noticed that one of these franchises is not like the others. While Star Wars and Harry Potter have raked in billions of dollars,
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'Dead Rising' Movie Gets 'Leprechaun: Origins' Director

'Dead Rising' Movie Gets 'Leprechaun: Origins' Director
Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky, a discovery of Steven Spielberg, has been tapped to direct Legendary Digital's Dead Rising video game adaptation.

Dead Rising is being produced by Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for Legendary Entertainment and Crackle. The 90-minute movie will be based on the popular Capcom game series, and marks the first release from Legendary Digital Media

Dead Rising will debut exclusive in the U.S. on Crackle before coming to Svod, VOD, DVD and TV. Content Media Corp. is distributing the feature length project overseas as both a stand-alone movie and in an episodic format.

Dead Rising tells the story of an epic zombie outbreak that has continued to rage after a government sanctioned vaccine failed to stop the epidemic. The game originally debuted in 2006 for the Xbox 360 and has spawned a franchise, selling 6.5 million units worldwide.

Tim Carter is writing and producing alongside Tomas Harlan through their Contradiction Films production house,
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'Dead Rising' Movie Gets 'Leprechaun: Origins' Director

'Dead Rising' Movie Gets 'Leprechaun: Origins' Director
Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky, a discovery of Steven Spielberg, has been tapped to direct Legendary Digital's Dead Rising video game adaptation.

Dead Rising is being produced by Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for Legendary Entertainment and Crackle. The 90-minute movie will be based on the popular Capcom game series, and marks the first release from Legendary Digital Media

Dead Rising will debut exclusive in the U.S. on Crackle before coming to Svod, VOD, DVD and TV. Content Media Corp. is distributing the feature length project overseas as both a stand-alone movie and in an episodic format.

Dead Rising tells the story of an epic zombie outbreak that has continued to rage after a government sanctioned vaccine failed to stop the epidemic. The game originally debuted in 2006 for the Xbox 360 and has spawned a franchise, selling 6.5 million units worldwide.

Tim Carter is writing and producing alongside Tomas Harlan through their Contradiction Films production house,
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Dead Rising Movie Will Be Helmed By Zach Lipovsky

A film adaptation of Capcom’s popular survival horror video game franchise Dead Rising is shambling steadily forward, with news that Legendary Pictures’ new Legendary Digital Media division has set Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky to helm the film, which will exclusively debut on Crackle before hitting Blu-Ray, TV and VOD services.

It’s exciting to see Lipovsky score a gig like this – the only reality TV show I ever invested time in was On the Lot, a short-lived filmmaking competition on which he placed fifth. Back then, I recall Lipovsky delivering some immensely enjoyable short films (see if you can find “Danger Zone” or “Die Hardly Working” online). Since that show, he has found success in horror – prior to Leprechaun: Origins, Lipovsky directed Tasmanian Devils and co-produced Afflicted.

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the Dead Rising adaptation, which boasts a script by Mortal Kombat: Legacy producer Tim Carter.
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‘Afflicted’ and ‘Operation Petticoat’ Are the Best New Blu-ray/DVD Releases of the Week

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Operation Petticoat The USS Sea Tiger has seen better days as a Navy sub during World War II, but it hasn’t seen any action. Commander Sherman (Cary Grant) would like the chance to rectify that before the boat is sent to a watery grave, and with the help of a shifty junior officer (Tony Curtis) he sets out to give the Sea Tiger one last shot at glory. Who knew it would come with an assist from five Army nurses in need of a lift? This 1959 comedy classic has been on my list of shame for far too long so it was great to not only finally see it but also to discover just how fantastic it truly is. Grant is as charming as ever here playing a wonderful combination of suave and frazzled
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Contest: Win Afflicted On Blu-Ray

While I spend most of my free moments writing about independent horror and spreading the good word of underrated scares, I still feel like too many of you haven’t seen some of the best genre movies I’ve caught this year. Hell, I’d gladly host personal screenings for every single one of you, but my Mom always told me not to trust strangers, and I simply don’t have the pizza money for that kind of hunger - but We Got This Covered will do you one better!

For our newest contest, we’re giving away two Blu-Ray copies of Afflicted, my favorite horror film of the year so far. Written and directed by newcomers Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, this found footage indie horror manages to avoid all the awful subgenre stereotypes that make movies like Chernobyl Diaries an unappetizing waste. Imagine Chronicle meets skin-crawling, modern terror
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Exclusive Look at Afflicted

Speaking of Afflicted, we’ve been provided with an exclusive look at the movie that clocks in at over four minutes and will give you a very good idea of what to expect from this inventive found footage-style vampire movie.

Afflicted received a theatrical release last month and is already available on digital services, but for those waiting on a Blu-ray and DVD version, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and CBS Films will make the Blu-ray and DVD editions will be available on July 1st.

“This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of
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On Demand DVD New Releases June 30-July 6

On Demand DVD New Releases June 30-July 6 Afflicted Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Clif Prowse, Derek Lee, Michael Gill (R, 1:25) 7/1 Behaving Badly Rick is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of Nina. He’ll have to deal with his best friend’s horny mom, a drug abusing boss, even the mob. Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker (R, 1:38) 7/1 Pre-theatrical release Flex Is Kings “Flexing” is a dance … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases June 30-July 6 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine.
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Exclusive: Clif Prowse and Derek Lee Talk Afflicted, Indie Genre Filmmaking

Exclusive: Clif Prowse and Derek Lee Talk Afflicted, Indie Genre Filmmaking
Given its fairly reliable audience base, the horror genre affords burgeoning filmmakers the chance to showcase their skills in inventive fashion, which the fresh, technically accomplished “Afflicted” surely does. A shared effort in just about every way between writer-director-actors Clif Prowse and Derek Lee, the movie — a Toronto Film Festival selection and a smash hit at Fantastic Fest last year — chronicles an international video travelogue gone wrong, when one of the pair has an encounter with a mysterious Parisian woman and succumbs to an illness that includes all sorts of uncomfortable transformations. For ShockYa, Brent Simon recently had a chance to speak to Prowse and Lee one-on-two, about trading on [ Read More ]

The post Exclusive: Clif Prowse and Derek Lee Talk Afflicted, Indie Genre Filmmaking appeared first on Shockya.com.
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