Jul
16

Video/Photos: ‘A Different Man’ Trailer, Poster + Screen Captures

I’ve also added the poster and 300+ 1080 UHQ Screen Captures to the gallery. Enjoy.

Jul
16

News: ‘The Apprentice’ Producer James Shani to Lead Group That Buys Out Pro-Trump Investor’s Stake | Exclusive

The Wrap – ‘The Apprentice’ Producer James Shani to Lead Group That Buys Out Pro-Trump Investor’s Stake | Exclusive

James Shani, who is an executive producer on the Donald Trump biopic “The Apprentice” that debuted at Cannes earlier this year, is leading the group that will buy out Dan Snyder’s stake in the controversial film directed by Ali Abbasi, TheWrap has exclusively learned. The move will pave the way for the film to secure U.S. distribution after Snyder, a staunch conservative, wanted out of the movie.

According to insiders, the producers and Snyder are working to settle in the $6 million-$7 million range, and if there is no agreement this week, the film’s producers are confident in their own legal recourse to give the film a path towards release.

The $7 million is coming from existing individual investors including Shani and Scythia Productions. Upon settlement, the producers will enter into a distribution agreement with Tom Ortenberg’s Briarcliff Entertainment targeting a wide release before the election.

Negotiations to buy out Snyder’s stake have been ongoing since Cannes. The buyout gives Ali Abbasi creative control of the film.

The film, starring Sebastian Stan and Jeremy Strong, had languished without a U.S. distribution deal since debuting in May at the Cannes Film Festival to strong reviews. Snyder wanted out of the film — he was not among those who read the script and did not know how the project would portray Trump. The film features a much-discussed recreation sequence where Trump rapes his former wife Ivana (she later recanted the allegation). Snyder donated more than $1 million to Trump and his inaugural committee in 2016 and $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign.

CAA and WME jointly represent US sales and are in a rare moment of collaboration brokering the settlement.

Reps for the filmmakers did not immediately respond to The Wrap’s request for comment.

Shani previously came on board to produce the project which needed additional financing to finish principal photography.

“The Apprentice” was written by Gabriel Sherman and directed by Ali Abbasi. It takes a look into the the life and career of Trump (Stan) while working as a New York real estate during the 1970s and the ’80s. He was supported at the time by lawyer Roy Cohn (Strong). The cast also includes Maria Bakalova as Ivana and Martin Donovan as Trump’s father, Fred Trump.

Briarcliff Entertainment is run by Tom Ortenberg, who oversaw “The Dissident,” about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, another film that Hollywood was afraid to distribute. Ortenberg also distributed “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Spotlight,” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and “Nightcrawler.” The company is eyeing a wide theatrical release in the fall before the presidential election in November and is currently discussing dates.

Jul
01

Photos: Old/New (Updated) 2022 + 2024 Various Events – ‘Fresh’ Premiere, IFC Awards, ‘Apprentice’ Photocall

I’ve updated various 2022 + 2024 events with new/old UHQ photos. There are 52 photos total added to the gallery. I hope you find something new and enjoyable.

Jun
18

Photos: ‘A Different Man’ Production Stills (Updated Quality)

I’ve updated the quality to the ‘A Different Man‘ production stills in the gallery.

Jun
16

Photo/Video: ‘Kings’ 2008 Comic Con Interview (w/ Screen Captures)

I’ve added a new/old 2008 Comic Con Interview where Sebastian promoted ‘Kings’ below to watch. I’ve also added 200+ Screen Captures to the gallery.

Jun
12

Photos: New/Old Production Stills (The Apparition, Monday, The 355, Fresh, Pam & Tommy)

Tiny surprise update! I’ve added 9 total new UHQ production stills of Sebastian in ‘The Apparition’, ‘Monday’ ‘The 355’, ‘Pam & Tommy’ and ‘Fresh’ to the gallery.

Jun
07

Photos: 2022 ‘Fresh’ FYC Screening

I’ve added the complete set of photos from the 2022 Fresh FYC Screening in 2022 to the gallery. There are 31 UHQ photos total. Enjoy.

Jun
07

Photos: 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Portraits (Session 91)

I’ve added 5 new UHQ photos of Sebastian at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Portraits (Session 91) to the gallery.

Jun
06

Photos: (New/Old Events): ‘The Apparition’ Set Photos + CCXP 2018: Marvel Panel Photos

Tiny surprise update! I’ve added 16 total new UHQ photos of Sebastian filming ‘The Apparition’ in 2010 and new photos of Sebastian at CCXP 2018: Marvel Panel – São Paulo, Brazil to the gallery.

Jun
05

Photos: Old/New (Updated) 2022 Various Events – MET Gala Events, After Parties + Independent Spirit Perspective Portraits

I’ve updated various 2022 events with new/old UHQ photos. There are 134 photos total added to the gallery. I hope you find something new and enjoyable.