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Johnny Depp bought the play “Waiting for the Barbarians” Goldwyn – Variety

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In today’s Film News Roundup, “Waiting for Barbarians”, “Don’t Donate a Soul” and “Parental Problems” get distributed and the African American Film Critics Association is launching a Virtual Strong Summer 2020 programming slate.


Samuel Goldwyn Films North America has acquired the rights to “Waiting for the Barbarians” starring Zero Depp, Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylans, Gana Bayersichon and Gorea Scotchi.

Goldwyn said the film was originally slated for a theatrical release, but due to the Cavid-19 epidemic, it will only be released on-demand and on digital platforms in August.

Reliance is in the role of a magistrate in the isolated border settlement on the border of a vast empire who was expecting easy retirement until the arrival of a colonel (depicted by Depp) whose job it is to report on the activities of the “barbarians” and the security situation at the border. The colonel’s ruthless interrogation made the magistrate question his allegiance to the empire.

Meg Longo and Ben Feingold discussed the deal on behalf of the filmmakers Goldwin and Julie Sultan of AMBI Media Group. The news was first reported by Deadline.


Soap Films has acquired the rights to North America from Alex McLean-directed Debut of the Films and Mangano Movies and Media.

The thriller was an official selection for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and starred Jack Dylan Grazer, Fayne Whitehead, Mena Suvari and Rain Wilson. Produced by Steve Poe with Chris Mangano and Mary-K Poe; Matt Bronson and John Nice executive producers; And co-producers Brian Tank, Max Nass and McLean.

“Don’t tell the body” follows two young brothers who snatched a house to pay their sick mother’s medical bill and the security guard fell into the well. Shot entirely in Kentucky, Dawn Tells a Soul Pour marks the first production for the second production of Kentucky-based production company Unbridel Films and Mangano Movies & Media marks

Bill Bromley and Jonathan Saba have signed an agreement with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers for Saban Soap Films.


Gravitas Ventures has acquired the global rights to Clean Slate Productions’ drama “Father Issues”, which will be available digitally and on demand on June 23rd.

The movie previously starred at the Miami Independent Film Festival, The Evolution! Idealwood International Film Festival, The Valley Film Festival, Mallorca International Film Festival, Beautiful International Filmmaker Festival and The Women’s Film Festival.

The story centers on a 20-year-old woman who was forced to take over the family business from London to Los Angeles in a company inheritance from her sensitive distant father and tried to get her father’s approval even after her death.

The film stars Kimberly Datno, Tanner Rittenhaus, Corsica Wilson, Peter Jason and Alice Carol Johnson. The story was written by Amy Dutno and John Cox with a screenplay by director Laura Holiday. It is produced by Kimberly Dayton and executive Amy Dayton.

Summer program

The African American Film Critics Association is launching a Virtual Strong Summer 2020 programming slate with Toby Cable and rapper Christopher “Ludacris” Bridge, discussing the 2008 film “Rocknrolla”.

AAFCA and BFTA are collaborating on the event, which will begin at 10 a.m. PT on May 26.

AAFCA is also launching its Virtual Table Read series, where filmmakers from Color Precious Over Tables will read selected scenes from their own work, presented live on YouTube in half-hour sessions, starting May 26th. And writer / producer Michelle Amor.

Community Music editor Janine Rubestein and AFCA president Gil Robertson will hold a panel on June 1 called “Black Music Artists on Hats Switching …”. Cross-over skill of going from the front of the stage to the back of the lens. “AAFCA will celebrate June 26 with an event of the month LGBTQ.

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