Cargo Film & Releasing gets Trumped
New York sales agent Cargo Film & Releasing has secured the international distribution rights to Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Timefrom Showtime Documentary Films.
The Left/Right-produced film, which premiered at Sundance in January, provides an in-depth look at one of the biggest political upsets in American history.
Directed by Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson and Banks Tarver, the project also offers unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of President-elect Donald Trump, from the primaries and debates to the realization that the businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.
The deal was negotiated by David Piperni on behalf of Cargo Film & Releasing, who will present the film to international buyers effective immediately.
Netflix reveals docuseries Five Came Back
Digital streaming giant Netflix has unveiled a three-part docuseries set to examine the work of five legendary Hollywood directors during WWII.
Directed by Laurent Bouzereau and narrated by Meryl Streep, Five Came Back (pictured) uses archival footage and sit-down interviews to recount the stories of five filmmakers – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens – who interrupted their successful careers to serve their country and risk their lives on the frontlines of Germany. It was adapted from Mark Harris’ best-selling book, Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.
Featured interviews include Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan.
The docuseries, which bows March 31 across Netflix, is produced by Amblin Television, Scott Rudin and IACF, in association with Passion Pictures and Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, Angus Wall, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Eli Bush, Jason Sack, Linda Carlson, Jason Sterman, Ben Cotner, Adam Del Deo and Lisa Nishimura. Producers are Bouzereau and John Battsek.
Travel Channel sets air date for Best Place to Be
Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Travel Channel has set an April premiere date for miniseries The Best Place to Be from Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit.
The 4 x 60-minute docuseries invites audiences to travel alongside some of Hollywood’s most adventurous celebrities as they sightsee across exotic locales and breathtaking destinations.
Premiering April 2 at 5 p.m. ET/PT, the series follows Queen Latifah as she travels the winding roads of Rio de Janeiro on a motorcycle; Anthony Anderson as he discovers the architecture and nightlife of Barcelona; Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen who explore Hong Kong’s hidden hot spots; and Mary-Louise Parker on safari in Kenya.