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The cut-off variant of the director’s 2021 release ‘Everest’ documentary

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In today’s Film News Roundup, directors are set to release “Everest” cut, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” is set for international sale, Wrightstraw is set to hire Bill Lisch, Gerard Butler’s “Greenland” is set to release, and Alejandro Zodorovsky’s latest.


McGillivray Freeman Films has set a February release for the special director’s cut version of the 1998 giant-screen documentary “Everest”.

The new version will be released in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the 1996 historic 1996 hurricane, the world’s highest mountain. The original film was the highest-grossing giant-screen documentary of all time, grossing over 2 152 million in ticket sales worldwide.

Described by Liam Neeson, “Everest” is a group of four climbers who climbed Mount Everest shortly after the center.
Mountaineers and friends died in the 1996 disaster. Produced and directed by co-directors Stephen Judson and David Brescia at Greg McGillivray, the director’s cut will feature exclusive new footage and a 16K digital remake for an 8K digital release.

“Everest was released to the world about 25 years ago when it was released, and this new director’s cut response will inspire a new generation in the new world with the film’s emotional story and the film’s sensitive story of choosing to stand on top,” McGillivray said. As the latest in 1k digital scanning technology, the image should look like it was shot yesterday, the images have spectacular sharpness, clarity and contrast. “

McGillivray Freeman is using the same film scanner that was custom-made for filmmakers on “Apollo 11” to digitize NASA mission0mm archive footage to the moon.


Abco Films will premiere Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Zodorovsky’s latest film, “Psychomatic, a Healing Art,” in August with the new VOD platform, Alamo On Demand, at Alamo Drawhouse.

The film explores the director’s theory of trauma therapy as a carrier for dealing with emotional trauma, including “conflict events” in real-world applications.

Alamo on Demand will also launch a prequel on August 1 for the 4K retrieval of the artist’s “Fando y Lis,” “El Topo,” “The Healy Mountain,” “Dance of Reality,” and “Endless Poetry.”


STX has set a July 31 opening date for the Gerard Butler-Morena Bakeryin action movie “Greenland”, which was withdrawn from the release schedule due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

“Greenland”, directed by Rick Roman Wae from a script by Chris Sperling, centers on a family facing global fluidity due to comet competition on Earth. Butler and Bakerin depict a young couple fighting for survival with their young son.

“Greenland” is the only studio release set for July 31st. Other July titles include “Unhindered” on July 1, “Broken Hearts Gallery” on July 10, “Tenet” on July 17, and “Mulan” on July 24.


AGC International will begin international sales of the documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble” in the upcoming virtual ear market.

The film is directed by Don Porter and produced by CNN Films, Trilogy Films, AGC Studios and Color Farm Media. Additional partners are participating media and time studios. “Good Trouble” centers on John Lewis’s long standing as a civil rights champion and his ongoing crusade for caste and social equality.

“John Lewis is an American icon, he deserves to be admired by everyone on the world stage while in his own country,” said AGC chief Stuart Ford. “Recent dramatic and culture-defined events have conspired to further strengthen this powerful film and its messaging for foreign audiences.”

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” will be released in the United States on July 3 through Magnolia Pictures and participants.


An expert in online rights licensing, RightStrade has hired industry veteran Bill Lisch as CEO.

In its new role, Lischak is focusing on further developing the effectiveness of the platform, building strategic relationships, and further developing and expanding industrial implementation.

Prior to joining Wrightstrade, Lischak worked as a senior executive at Visual Effects House Pixomando (“Game of Thrones”) where he sold a majority of equity shares to private equity. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Odlot Entertainment. He played a similar role in First Look Media, where he managed and expanded the film licensing and distribution business.


The American Casting Society and IMDBPro are collaborating to present a series of written interviews of CSA actors of the month, a monthly series that allows a CSA member to talk to a budding actor about his career and success.

The interview will also cover the artiste process and the trusted dynamics between an artist and an inglai director. In the CSA Actors of the Month series, CSA members will feature up-and-coming actors nominated in recognition of their talents, potential, and personal stories, and share insights into the casting craft.

Casting director Jessica Sherman (“Bates Motel”) interviewed Ryan Schreimer (“The Night Shift”) as the first choice.

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