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Matthew Modine Joins TNT Pilot ‘Proof’

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 7:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

modineMatthew Modine is set as a series regular in TNT pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings. Modine, repped by APA and Untitled, will play Ivan Turing, a charming, eccentric, technology multi-billionaire facing a terminal cancer who is willing to apply all his resources to answering the question, is there anything beyond death? He recently wrapped feature Altar.
Tom Jacobson and Jill Littman also executive produce Proof.

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Matthew Modine Launches ‘Rocking Horsemen’ Crowdfunding Campaign – But Not On Kickstarter

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 4:25pm PST

Matthew Modine Rocking HorsemenEXCLUSIVE: Matthew Modine is the latest celeb filmmaker to seek funding via crowdsourcing with his just-launched campaign for The Rocking Horsemen, a 1960s-set music pic about five high schoolers who hear the emerging sound of rock ‘n’ roll and decide to form a band. But he’s not following the likes of Zach Braff and Spike Lee down the Kickstarter yellow brick road. Modine, who wrote and will direct the film, is using Slated, an online platform/marketplace launched last year, to raise just his under-$5M budget. (Check out his Slated project here.) Unlike backers on Kickstarter or Indiegogo who typically receive small rewards of sentimental value in return for donations, Modine’s Slated investors will get the opportunity to participate in a meaningful financial way as equity investors, owning an actual piece of the project they’re investing in.

Related: Zach Braff On ‘Wish I Was Here’ Kickstarter Campaign & Backlash

In the brave new world of film financing wrought by big-name campaigners like Braff, Lee, and the Veronica Mars gang, donation-based Kickstarter and similar crowdfunding ventures aren’t win-win for everyone. Kickstarter_LogoFans throwing cash down in exchange for “perks” don’t benefit monetarily from becoming Kickstarter donors. Even Indiegogo, which unlike Kickstarter allows filmmakers to take home funds even if they don’t reach their posted fundraising goals, isn’t the most viable option for mid- or higher-budgeted projects, particularly those lacking in name stars or sizable fan support. Equity film crowdfunding, on the other hand, was made viable by the 2012 JOBS Act which allows for the solicitation of accredited investors by entrepreneurs and start-ups. Since the SEC is still finalizing regulations on exactly how that’s to be implemented, platforms like Slated — and others in the works — can’t yet broker monetary transactions themselves. But they can match-make filmmakers with financiers, who can then privately seal the deal.

Related: Sundance: ‘Dogfight’ Producer Richard Guay Floats New Crowd-Funding Model

Slated, then, is less a Kickstarter peer and more akin to an OKCupid for film financing: a gated online marketplace intended to connect like-minded filmmakers, investors, sales reps, and other industry figures with the ultimate goal of financing indie projects of a certain size. Read More »

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Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine Join English Voice Cast Of GKIDS’ ‘Wrinkles’

By | Friday July 12, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT

New York, NY – July 11, 2013 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for WRINKLES, the Spanish animated film directed by Ignacio Ferreras and based on Paco Roca’s award-winning graphic novel. The English voice cast includes George Coe (Archer, Kramer vs. Kramer), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Full Metal Jacket) and Martin Sheen (The Amazing Spider-Man, The West Wing). Recording is complete and US theatrical release is set for early 2014. The GKIDS-produced dub will be available in all English-language foreign territories, with Marina Fuentes at Six Sales handling international sales.

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Board For Filmmaker In Residence Program

New York, NY (June 12, 2013) — The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre announced today select members of their Advisory Board for the new Filmmaker In Residence initiative at a dinner co-hosted by Charles Finch, Bennett Miller, Paul Schrader and Rose Kuo. The evening marked the launch, and celebration, of the recently announced partnership between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger LeCoultre, following the efforts of Finch & Partners to bring the film organization and luxury brand together.

The Advisory Board members participating in the initiative include: Henry Bean, Brady Corbet, Charles Finch, Naomi Foner, Larry Gross, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny Huston, Tamara Jenkins, Ed Lachman, Bennett Miller, Matthew Modine, Ed Pressman, Ira Sachs, Paul Schrader and Marisa Tomei. Their involvement may include nominating potential candidates, mentoring the filmmaker once selected, panel participation during the 51st New York Film Festival and/or attending/hosting events in support of the initiative.

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Matthew Modine Joins Ralph Bakshi’s Crowdsourced ‘Last Days Of Coney Island’

By | Saturday February 16, 2013 @ 11:28am PST

Animator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz The Cat, Coonskin, Cool World) is mounting his first film project in 15 years with the help of Kickstarter and Matthew Modine. The Dark Knight Rises actor will lend his voice to Last Days Of Coney Island, an animated short written and directed by Bakshi that takes place in a 1960s Coney Island populated with “crooked cops, broken hearts, jaded strippers, and singers”. The project has raised $68,875 so far on Kickstarter but with just 14 days remaining to make its $165,000 goal, Modine has also come onboard to executive produce and help Coney Island reach its funding target. Read More »

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Hollywood Agency Comings And Goings…

By | Friday January 14, 2011 @ 4:24am PST
Nellie Andreeva

APA has signed a slew of actors. Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) was previously repped by Paradigm. He is managed by Industry Entertainment. Adam Beach, who will next be seen in Cowboys & Aliens, was formerly with ICM. He is managed by Industry. Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Vincere) is managed by Principal Entertainment. She was formerly at Paradigm. Matthew Modine will next be seen in the HBO film Too Big to Fail. He is managed by Untitled Entertainment and was formerly at Innovative. Former ER star Eriq LaSalle will next appear in the miniseries Black Out. He is managed by Principato Young. Burt Reynolds, managed by KLWG Entertainment, was formerly repped by ICM.

CAA has signed 2 production companies: Firecracker Films, a U.K.- and U.S.-based reality production company that recently produced the two-hour My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding for Channel 4 in the U.K., and Zig Zag Prods., a U.K.- and U.S.-based reality production company whose most-recent project, Back on the Job, debuted late last year on itv4. Zig Zag was previously repped by ICM. CAA has also signed Rebecca Mayer, the showrunner on MTV’s I Used to be Fat. She has previously worked on The Biggest Loser (NBC), Intervention (A&E), and I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC).

Ryan Daly has left Innovative Artists to join management company Zero Gravity Management, bringing with him several clients, including … Read More »

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Bill Pullman & Matthew Modine Join HBO’s ‘Too Big To Fail’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Pullman and Matthew Modine have joined the cast of the HBO movie Too Big to Fail as two big financial CEOs. Directed by Curtis Hanson, Too Big to Fail dissects the 2008 financial crisis and the power brokers who brought the world’s economy to the verge of collapse. Pullman will play Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase. Modine, repped by APA and Untitled, will play John Thain, former chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch who sold the company to Bank of America to avoid following Lehman Bros. into bankruptcy. They join a star-studded ensemble cast led by William Hurt, James Woods, Paul Giamatti and Cynthia Nixon.

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