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Hot Trailer: ‘Welcome To Yesterday’

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 3:52pm PST

The newly retitled pic follows a group of friends who stumble upon a time machine and have a little nutty fun with it –at first. But it turns out that their “second-chance machine” also had “some crazy ripple effect.” Welcome to Yesterday, from Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes, stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner, Sam Lerner, Jonny Weston. Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller produced Paramount‘s sci fi film from writers Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschmann. Here’s the trailer:

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Paramount Insurge, Machinima Team On Black Market Web Series ‘Chop Shop’

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 10:33am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount’s Insurge label is partnering with online network Machinima on Chop Shop, a new web series set in LA’s black market car theft underworld. The early 2014 release follows a pair of pro car thieves whose friendship is tested when one betrays the other; heist action and auto chases ensue. Chop Shop is created by Mortal Kombat: Legacy duo Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson and produced by Bandito Bros (Act Of Valor), Josh Weinstock, and Elliott Lester. Lester will also direct the series. Insurge, specializing in microbudget digital and theatrical fare, had recent digital success with the dating spoof web series Burning Love which Yahoo and then E! picked up. Matching Chop Shop with popular online destination Machinima is a similar fit targeting the 18-34 year old male demo via YouTube, mobile, and Xbox.

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Paramount Insurge Acquires ‘Family Vacation’

By | Thursday December 6, 2012 @ 4:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Daniel Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theatre has just sold Family Vacation, a script by Eric Reese, to Paramount’s Insurge label. The film is a thriller but they are keeping specifics close to the vest. Dubiecki is producing. Reese is repped by CAA and Gotham.

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Paramount Insurge Lands Jayson Rothwell Spec ‘Patrol’

By | Wednesday October 24, 2012 @ 12:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Paramount Pictures has acquired Patrol, a Jayson Rothwell spec script that Stefan Sonnenfeld will produce through his banner Sunnyfield Productions.

When a U.S. Marines patrol chases drug smugglers to a remote island, their mission takes an unexpectedly deadly twist. Sonnenfeld is founder and president of the post-production house Company 3, and he will produce through Sunnyfield. They will run it through Paramount’s Insurge label and are discussing a fast track to production. He has done post-production work on everything from Transformers, Star Trek, Cloverfield and Alice In Wonderland to the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Loved Ones’

By | Wednesday May 2, 2012 @ 12:35pm PDT

Paramount‘s Insurge label is collaborating with Tugg to release the horror film The Loved Ones, which most recently screened at this year’s SXSW. (The Tugg platform enables filmgoers who want to see a movie to set up on-demand screenings at local theaters.) Loved Ones, written and directed by Sean Byrne, centers on a girl who asks a guy to the prom and he says no — so she throws a prom of her own where he has no choice but to attend. Robin McLeavy and Xavier Samuel star.

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Devil Inside’

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 12:03am PST

Paramount’s Insurge genre label put up this TV spot for the demonic possession flick The Devil Inside, directed by William Brent Bell who co-wrote with producer/partner Matt Peterman. It stars Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama, Suzan Crowley, Bonnie Morgan, Brian Johnson and Preston James Hillier. It opens January 6.

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Paramount Sets Release Dates For Sundance Winner ‘Like Crazy,’ ‘The Devil Inside’

Like Crazy, which won the U.S. dramatic grand jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will bow Oct. 28 in limited release via Paramount Vantage, the studio announced. The coming-of-age drama stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence. Meanwhile, Paramount’s Insurge division, formed to generate micro-budget movies after the studio’s success with Paranormal Activity, has set a wide-release date for its first acquisition, William Brent Bell’s The Devil Inside: Feb. 24, 2012. Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth and Suzan Crowley star in the dramatic thriller.

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Paramount Books 1-Week-Only Director’s Fan Cut Of ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’

Paramount’s Insurge Pictures  will goose box office of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never by today announcing a one-week limited release of the “director’s fan cut” across the U.S. and Canada. It will include 40 minutes of new Bieber footage on RealD and 3D Digital Screens in theaters beginning this Friday. The original pic opened opened in North America on February 11th and earned $30 million in its initial weekend as well as A+ Cinemascore from women (and an A overall). Interesting way for the studio to squeeze out more grosses so soon after the pic’s opening. Then again, these tween concert pics tend not to have long legs. ”We had a solid hold this weekend. But we’re looking to keep the momentum and get a 3rd weekend,” a studio exec emailed me. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 5 PM PST. Here’s what Paramount’s release says:

As he began the editing process several months ago, and upon realizing the significant amount of great footage he had obtained, director Jon M. Chu began to develop with the studio an idea for a second, and more fan centric, edition of the movie. While promoting the film’s initial release, he spent dozens of hours on Twitter and Facebook engaging with fans to learn more about what they were most anxious to see. Some scenes contained in the new cut include: more of Justin’s friends and hometown life, new songs and performances, and

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Paramount’s Insurge Makes Its First Micro-Budget Buy

Mike Fleming

Paramount Insurge, the division formed to generate micro-budget movies following the studio’s success with Paranormal Activity, has made its first acquisition. Insurge just acquired an untitled pic by director and co-writer William Brent Bell for worldwide distribution (it had the working title The Devil Inside but studio says it might change). Par-based Lorenzo di Bonaventura will be exec producer with Paranormal Activity‘s Steven Schneider. Faith is no protection for a young woman whose mother is accused in the mysterious murders of three religious figures. Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth and Suzan Crowley star. The film is produced by Morris Paulson and Matt Peterman, who wrote the script with Bell. CAA and Automatik Entertainment’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones brokered the deal. Sierra/Affinity sold international rights. Filmmakers are repped by CAA and Generate, Andrade by Genesis Entertainment Partners.

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