Top Commercials Helmer Bryan Buckley Returns To Features On ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’

By | Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 11:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Buckley returns to features on the Reese Witherspoon vehicle Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus at Lionsgate Summit. The film is based on the John Gray self-help title, a guide to relationships and marriage that is … Read More »

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John Gray Targets ‘The Hanging Tree’ As ‘White Irish Drinkers’ Followup

By | Tuesday August 2, 2011 @ 11:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

White Irish Drinkers writer-director John Gray has acquired the Bryan Gruley mystery thriller The Hanging Tree, and he’ll write the script to direct. Gray will also produce it under his Ovington Avenue Productions along with partner Melissa Jo Peltier. They … Read More »

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Summit’s Post-’Twilight’ Chapter To Be Underwritten By Book Adaptations

Mike Fleming

The start of Summit Entertainment’s trajectory began when the mini-major convinced Stephenie Meyer to sell her Twilight Saga book series after she’d been left so frustrated by how Paramount Pictures let it languish. Was it a billion dollar lucky break? … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘White Irish Drinkers’

Mike Fleming

White Irish Drinkers, John Gray’s heartfelt coming of age story, which premiered at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, opens March 25 in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Toronto and rolls out in 10 other markets in April through Screen Media. The pic also opens the Craic Irish Film Festival … Read More »

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Summit Sets Harry Elfont And Deborah Kaplan For ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Summit Entertainment has hired Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan to adapt and direct Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, based on the 1992 John Gray book that highlights the vast differences between men and women, and attempts … Read More »

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Screen Media Films Acquires Toronto Title ‘White Irish Drinkers’

Mike Fleming

Another worthy independent film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival has found distribution. Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to White Irish Drinkers, a hard-edged coming of age story  set in 1975 Brooklyn. Written and directed by John Gray. A spring 2011 theatrical release is planned. Two teenage brothers try to figure out what to do with their lives, each badly bruised from being raised to be terrified by the drunken rages of their father. That role is played by Avatar’s Stephen Lang who plays a hard-drinking Irish blue collar worker handing down the lessons of becoming a man that he learned from his father: repress emotion, and rule with an iron fist. One brother is an art prodigy conflicted about showing his talent, and the other is creeping into the fringes of being a criminal. The drama centers around a deal to have the Rolling Stones come to Brooklyn for a one night only performance, which has implications for all the major characters. Read More »

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