Gravitas Ventures acquires US and Canadian rights to “Wild Game”
Gravitas Ventures has acquired the US and Canadian rights to “Wild Game”, an action adventure film directed by Brock Harris and starring Creed Garnick, Charlie Barnett, Allison Paige, Matthew Daddario, Harris, Golden Garnick, Jared Bonner, Kyle Robinson, Matthew Paetz, Adrianna Leonard and Vicki Garnick. Gravitas Ventures will release “Wild Game” in select theaters and on demand on December 17.
The film follows the story of a cash-strapped rancher who accepts an offer to help a movie star poach an elk. They end up in a run-in with local authorities, setting off a series of events for a dramatic showdown.
Gravitas Ventures director of acquisitions Brett Rogalsky brokered the deal with Tania Sarra on behalf of the filmmakers.
Winners Announced for 8th Annual LMGI “Celebrate the Where” Awards
Announced in seven categories, the Location Managers Guild International (LGMI) has announced the winners of its 8th annual LMGI Awards, themed “Celebrate the Location”. The virtual ceremony was hosted by Isaiah Mustafa and streamed on YouTube and Vimeo.
The awards were intended to honor outstanding contributions to film, television and advertising worldwide, as well as to recognize outstanding service from film commissions for their support during the production processes. Some of the winners from this year’s ceremony include “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Tenet” for the movie winners. This year’s TV series winners are “The Queen’s Gambit,” “The Crown” Season 4, and “Lupin.” “Apple Watch Series 6: It Already Does That” won the Outstanding Publicity Award, and the Savannah Regional Film Commission for “The Underground Railroad” won the Outstanding Film Commission Award. Additionally, director David Yates received the Eva Monley Award, recognizing members of the industry who support the vision of localization professionals.
Film Fest 919 Selects “King Richard”, “C’mon C’mon” As Audience Favorites
Film Fest 919, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, held six days of independent film screenings for an enthusiastic audience, who voted “King Richard” and “C’mon C’mon” as audience favorites.
“We were so happy to return to the theater and see these great films together on the big screen,” said founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall. “Nothing beats seeing a movie with an audience, feeling the reaction of those around you and being able to talk about it afterwards…and we were able to do that safely.”
The closing night festivities began with a special presentation to the founders of Film Fest 919. Milinda Jefferson, U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, Honor and Remember Celebrity Ambassador and Gold Star Sister of LeRoy Alexander, received flags and Honor and Remember pins for supporting military families in the North Carolina area. Film Fest 919 opened with the presentation of the Spotlight Award to songwriter Diane Warren. The Distinguished Screenwriter Award went to Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch for their film “Red Rocket”.