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Blue Fox Entertainment Buys ‘Unexpected,’ Comedy With Anna Camp, Joseph Mazzello, Neil Flynn and Ryann Shane (EXCLUSIVE)


Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to “Unexpected,” an offbeat comedy starring Anna Camp, Joseph Mazzello, Neil Flynn and Ryann Shane. The movie is currently in post-production. Blue Fox Entertainment will distribute the film in North America and launched worldwide sales in Cannes.

“Unexpected” centers around music critic Bob, who is struggling with a demotion, addicted to Zoloft and trying to wrangle the menagerie of animals that his wife Amy has accumulated.They face a crossroads. Will adopting a baby cure their existential angst? Or should they rescue another duck?

Camp’s credits include “Pitch Perfect” and “The Lovebirds.” Mazzello has appeared in “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Social Network.” Flynn’s resume includes “The Middle” and “Scrubs.” Shane has appeared in “Banshee.” The movie is directed by David Hunt, an actor who has appeared in “Homeland” and “Mad Men,” and was written by Rodney Vaccaro.

Patricia Heaton, of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle,” and Hunt produced the film under their FourBoys Entertainment banner.

The deal was negotiated by Blue Fox Entertainment’s James Huntsman and UTA Independent.

Blue Fox Entertainment’s sales slate in Cannes includes “One Winter,” starring Julian Dennison, Minnie Driver and James Rolleston; the YA thriller “Jane” with Madelaine Petsch and Chloe Bailey; and “Linoleum,” a quirky comedy starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn. The company recently launched Blue Fox Financing, the first transactional digital platform to streamline and expedite film financing opportunities for the entertainment industry, connecting borrowers with the largest database of film and television lenders and equity financiers.


Source: Blue Fox Entertainment Buys ‘Unexpected,’ Comedy With Anna Camp, Joseph Mazzello, Neil Flynn and Ryann Shane (EXCLUSIVE)

K-pop girl group CLC officially disbanded by Cube Entertainment


Cube Entertainment officially announced today the disbandment of the South Korean girl group CLC and the termination of their fan club forum CLC U Cube.

The company’s official statement reads: “Hello, this is Cube Entertainment. First, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you for always loving and supporting CLC over the last seven years. As CLC’s official activities have ended, we would like to inform you that the operation of CLC U CUBE will be terminated as of June 6, 2022. We are planning to allow you to read the posts for a certain period of time so that you can cherish the precious memories made with the CLC members.”

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to you for your love and support for CLC. We will genuinely cheer for each of the seven members as they make a new start on their own paths. Thank you.”

CLC was a five-member group made up of Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn and Yeeun, and debuted in 2015 with the mini-album “First Love” and title track “PePe.” They added two more members, Elkie and Eunbin, in 2016 with the release of their third EP “Refresh” and the title track “High Heels.” Their last comeback was in September of 2020 with the track “Helicopter.”

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CUBE’s official disbandment comes months after leader Seungyeon and Yeeun left the group last March deciding not to renew their contracts. Seungyeon often posted dance covers to the CLC YouTube channel while Yeeun competed in the rap reality show “Good Girl” in 2020. Members Seungyeon, Yeeun and Seunghee all have roles in an upcoming series of 10 short films called “Taste of Horror.”

Member Yujin was in CLC while they were still technically active, but tearfully revealed on an episode of the Mnet reality singing competition show “Girls Planet 999” that she and the remaining members were “dismissed.”

She has since gone on to be win “Girls Planet 999,” becoming the leader of the girl group Kep1er, which formed from the show. Kep1er debuted in January with their mini-album “First Impact” and title track “Wa Da Da.”

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Kep1er is currently competing on Season 2 of Mnet reality singing show “Queendom.” They recently covered Girls’ Generation’s hit song “The Boys,” which received compliments from the show host and Girls’ Generation leader Kim Taeyeon, who herself is slated to have an anniversary comeback with her girl group members.

Member Eunbin has had several acting roles and was in the webtoon-adapted K-drama “At a Distance, Spring is Green.” She is slated to appear in another webtoon-adapted drama, a sci-fi thriller called “Duty After School” set to premiere in mid-2022.

Thai member Sorn terminated her contract in November 2021 and has since gone on to be a solo artist under WILD Entertainment. She released the song “Scorpio” last month and posts content on her YouTube channel.

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Hong Kong member Elkie was the first to leave the group, requesting termination in December 2020 and finally departing in February 2021. Elkie keeps up a vlog on her YouTube channel and released a collaboration song with JiLi, a member of the Chinese boy group T.U.B.S., last year.

Feature image via 1theK (원더케이)

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Source: K-pop girl group CLC officially disbanded by Cube Entertainment

Carlos Santana Documentary Coming From Director Rudy Valdez, Imagine, Sony Music Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)


Latin American jazz fusion icon Carlos Santana will be the subject of an expansive documentary directed by Emmy winner Rudy Valdez.

Imagine Documentaries is collaborating on the project with Sony Music Entertainment, which is co-financing and handling distribution. It will follow Santana’s journey from a 14-year-old street musician to a 10-time Grammy-winning global sensation, and feature unseen archival footage and tracks.

Valdez is the director of Sundance’s U.S. documentary audience award winner “The Sentence,” about the corrosive effect of mandatory minimum sentencing on convicts and their families. That project went on to win an Emmy and was released by HBO.

Currently filming, the untitled Santana doc is produced by Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes for Imagine, with Lizz Morhaim (“Rebuilding Paradise”). Imagine co-founders and Oscar winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are executive producers.

“I am honored and grateful to have partnered with Imagine Documentaries and Sony Music to bring my story to light. Director Rudy Valdez, along with Ron, Brian, Justin and Sara have embraced this journey, which is one of triumph and adventurousness,” Santana told Variety. “The intentionality of this film is to touch people’s hearts and to inspire people to re-connect with their own light that they may ignite blessings and miracles.”

Leopoldo Gout (“Molly’s Game”), Ashley Kahn (“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”) and Sam Pollard (“MLK/FBI”) also serve as producers. Meredith Kaulfers is co-executive producer for Imagine and Michael Vrionis is also an EP. Tom Mackay and Richard Story are executive producing on behalf of Sony Music Entertainment.

“We’re thrilled that Carlos has entrusted us with bringing his incredibly inspirational story to life in this film,” said Wilkes. “He is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and throughout his career, Santana has unapologetically broken down borders and reinvented a tone universally celebrated across the globe. Collaborating with Rudy Valdez again is an honor and we are excited for him to take us on a journey with Santana.”

“Carlos Santana’s pioneering vision and artistry have influenced generations of fans across so many genres of music,” said Mackay. “Through this new project in partnership with Imagine Entertainment, we look forward to showcasing the breadth and lasting impact of his story for audiences globally.”

Santana is credited with blending genres to barrier-breaking effect. In addition to 10 Grammys, he is a three-time Latin Grammy Award winer, an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Billboard Century Award and a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. Santana is listed at No. 15 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. His most recent album, “Blessings and Miracles,” features collaborations with Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, Steve Winwood and others.


Source: Carlos Santana Documentary Coming From Director Rudy Valdez, Imagine, Sony Music Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)



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