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Cannes: Highland Film Group, BuzzFeed Studios Ink Film Deal, Launch Lea Thompson Rom-Com ‘Manville’

May 21, 2022

Highland Film Group (HFG) has struck a partnership deal with BuzzFeed Studios that will see them develop, produce, acquire and distribute three to five feature films per year in the $5 million-$12 mil...

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Vertical Entertainment gets ‘Medieval’ for UK/Ireland

May 16, 2022

Vertical Entertainment has picked up all rights for the UK and Ireland to Highland Film Group’s historical action drama Medieval.

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Highland strikes key deals on Josh Lucas survival thriller ‘The Black Demon’, releases first-look

February 10, 2022

Highland Film Group has locked a raft of key pre-sales on in-demand Josh Lucas survival thriller The Black Demon and released a first-look image as talks with EFM buyers continue.

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Fernanda Urrejola, Julio Cesar Cedillo Join Josh Lucas Survival Thriller ‘The Black Demon’

January 25, 2022

Fernanda Urrejola and Julio Cesar Cedillo will star alongside Josh Lucas in “The Black Demon.” The survival thriller is the latest film from Adrian Grünberg, the director of “Rambo: Last Blood” and “G...

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Trailer Reveal for 'The Tiger Rising', the Family Adventure Film Starring Queen Latifah

December 9, 2021

Highland Film Group has recently revealed the first trailer for its upcoming family adventure drama 'The Tiger Rising'. Based on the New York Times bestseller written by Kate DiCamillo, the upcoming f...

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Indie distributors talk navigating ‘Wild West’ VoD market

November 4, 2021

Independent distributors looking for opportunities in the video-on-demand (VoD) marketplace are often operating in a “Wild West” environment where platforms have the upper hand, according to speakers...

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AFM First Look: Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo in romantic drama ‘One True Loves’

November 2, 2021

Screen can reveal an exclusive first look at Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings star Simu Liu and Phillipa Soo in Andy Fickman’s romance One True Loves, which Highland Film Group is selling...

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Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo, Luke Bracey Bring the Romance to Helmer Fickman’s AFM Pic ‘One True Loves’

November 2, 2021

Getting romantic dramas made in today’s cinematic landscape is becoming more and more challenging, yet veteran director Andy Fickman (“She’s the Man,” “The Game Plan,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,”), who...

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Simu Liu on His Romantic Leading Man Role in ‘One True Loves’ and “Reclaiming the Narrative”

November 1, 2021

As Marvel’s newest superhero, Simu Liu flexed a lot of skills (and muscle) in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: martial arts, comedy and, as a traumatized son reuniting with his estranged fat...

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Josh Lucas to Star in Shark Survival Thriller ‘The Black Demon’ for ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Director Adrian Grunberg

October 27, 2021

Josh Lucas will battle a giant shark in “The Black Demon,” a survival thriller from “Rambo: Last Blood” director Adrian Grunberg. The film was written by Boise Esquerra (“Blackwater”) and is set to st...

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Lauren Tom, Michael O’Keefe, Tom Everett Scott & More Join Simu Liu In Romance ‘One True Loves’

October 25, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Tom (The Joy Luck Club), Oscar nominee Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!), Cooper van Grootel (Peacock’s One of Us is Lying), Oona Yaffe (Fox...

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Thomas Jane vampire comedy horror ‘Slayers’ lands sales agent, US distributor

October 21, 2021

Highland Film Group has picked up worldwide sales and will launch talks with international buyers at the virtual AFM on Thomas Jane vampire comedy horror 'Slayers' which The Avenue has acquired for US...

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Michaela Conlin Joins Adaptation of ‘One True Loves’

October 1, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Conlin has joined the ensemble cast of the adaptation of One True Loves. The film stars Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu and Luke Bracey with Andy Fickman on board to direct. Taylor Jenkins...

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‘Shang-Chi’ Star Simu Liu’s ‘One True Loves’ Sells Wide for Highland Film Group

September 20, 2021

Highland Film Group has pre-sold distribution rights to key international territories on romance “One True Loves,” starring Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”). The film adaption of...

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Highland boards romance ‘One True Loves’ starring Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey

August 30, 2021

Highland Film Group has come on board to co-finance and has acquired worldwide rights to romance One True Loves starring Phillipa Soo from Hamilton, Simu Liu from this week’s Marvel Studios release Sh...

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‘The System’: The Avenue Acquires Thriller Starring Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven & Lil Yachty

August 26, 2021

‘The System’: The Avenue Acquires Thriller Starring Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven & Lil Yachty

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Why some US sales agents are getting into direct distribution

July 23, 2021

Faced with collapsing windows and an expanding array of digital releasing options, sales agents are moving into US distribution to better serve their filmmaker partners. Unlike mini-majors Lionsgate,...

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Pierce Brosnan and Nick Cannon Lead a Band of International Thieves in ‘The Misfits’ Trailer

April 27, 2021

Pierce Brosnan and Nick Cannon are teaming up for a thrilling new adventure.

In a PEOPLE exclusive look at the first trailer for The Misfits, the duo star in an action-packed high-stakes game where...

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Highland Film Group Names Caleb Ward VP Acquisitions; Anita Levian Promoted To Head Business & Legal Affairs

April 1, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group has hired Caleb Ward as VP Acquisitions and promoted Anita Levian to Head of Business and Legal Affairs, from Senior Director of Business Affairs. The moves are effectiv...

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Nicolas Cage’s New Movie Has Been Dominating Netflix All Week

March 31, 2021

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Renny Harlin’s Pierce Brosnan Starrer ‘The Misfits’ Gets U.S. & Int’l Deals, First Look Image

March 9, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales rights to Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) action-thriller The Misfits and will distribute the movie in the U.S. through its sister distribution ban...

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First look: Robert De Niro and Jack Huston in ‘Wash Me In The River’

March 1, 2021

Screen can reveal a first-look image of Robert De Niro and Jack Huston in action thriller Wash Me In The River, which has wrapped production in Puerto Rico.

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Highland’s Dynamic Duo on Selling Louise Linton, Charlotte Kirk Movies and Creating “Good Old-Fashioned” Entertainment

November 12, 2020

Fresh off of launching their own domestic distribution outfit, Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier’s prolific sales, financing and production company returns to AFM with a full slate of star-driven ge...

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Robert De Niro, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, John Malkovich To Star In Randall Emmett-Directed ‘Wash Me In The River’

September 12, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Robert De Niro, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker and John Malkovich are set to star in Wash Me in the River, a drama that will mark the second directorial outing of Randall Emmett. Emmett,...

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Queen Latifah Talks About Her Family-Friendly Movie ‘The Tiger Rising’

September 10, 2020

“The Tiger Rising,” which is repped by Highland Film Group and based on Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times bestselling children’s book, centers on 10-year-old Rob (Christian Convery), who has just lost h...

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Highland Film Group Launches The Avenue Entertainment Distribution Division, JJ Caruth Set As President Of Domestic Marketing & Distribution

September 9, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group is launching The Avenue Entertainment, a new U.S. theatrical distribution arm with industry veteran JJ Caruth as President of Domestic Marketing & Distribution. The Aven...

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‘Medieval’: First Stills Of Ben Foster & Michael Caine In Historical Action-Drama Shooting In Czech Republic

November 27, 2018

Here are some striking first look stills from the production of Medieval, the historical action-drama starring Ben Foster, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger, Sophie Lowe, Matthew Goode and William Mosely...

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