Browsing: Viola Davis

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MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM (FILM RIGHTS)
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Set in a recording studio in the 1920’s, over the course of one afternoon, a group of musicians and the legendary blues singer Ma Rainey record several songs as they discuss the questions of prejudice and the problems facing black people in American society.

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SMALL GREAT THINGS (SALES)
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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM While working at a Connecticut hospital, Ruth, a widowed labor/delivery nurse with 20 years of experience caring for newborns, is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. When the baby subsequently dies while Ruth is the only one present, she is taken to court by the couple.

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Viola Davis To Topline Steve McQueen Heist Thriller “Widows”
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viola-davis-excerptDirector Steve McQueen has tapped Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis for his adaptation of the heist thriller Widows. The film, which will be based on the 2002 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, will be co-written by the 12 Years a Slave helmer as well as Gone Girl screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn.

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The Winners Of The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
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excerptJimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Primtime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday in a swiftly-paced event that saw plenty of perennial favorites take home statues, including Game of Thrones and Veep, as well as some first-time wins for stars Kate McKinnon, Rami Malek, and Tatiana Maslany. See the full list of winners from television’s biggest night.

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TIFF — Viola Davis Boards “The Personal History of Rachel Dupree” as Lead
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Viola Davis ExcerptEmmy winner and Oscar nominee Viola Davis has stepped up to star in The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, a film she had already been attached to in a producing role. She optioned the rights in 2011 to the novel of the same name by Ann Weisgarber and will still produce the film with Julius Tennon for Juvee Productions, alongside Brian Rosen and Su Armstrong for SixtyFourSixty.

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I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU (FILM RIGHTS)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life but great friends, family, and a successful career aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

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WIDOWS (SALES)
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Logline: Four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to try to finish the failed job.

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