Sony Pictures Classics Reveals Release Plans for Three Tribeca Films — Film News in Brief

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Sony Pictures Classics Updates Release Information for Summer Slate

Sony Pictures Classics has updated its summer release plans for “I Carry You With Me,” “12 Mighty Orphans” and “The Lost Leonardo.” All three films are set to screen at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival both in person and virtually.

The world premiere of the art documentary “The Lost Leonardo” will screen at Tribeca on June 13 at The Battery. Set to open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the film will expand to other markets shortly after. “The Lost Leonardo” tells the story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. Produced by Andreas Dalsgaard for Copenhagen-based Elk Film and Christoph Jörg for Paris-based Pumpernickel Film, the documentary was directed by Andreas Koefoed. Sony Pictures acquired the rights to the film back in March.

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“12 Mighty Orphans,” which stars Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight and Robert Duvall, will screen at Tribeca on June 14 at the Brooklyn Commons MetroTech. Opening in theaters in Texas on June 11, the film will expand to theaters nationwide on June 18. Directed by Ty Roberts, “12 Mighty Orphans” tells the true story of the underdog football team, the Mighty Mites, playing for the Texas state championships duirng the Great Depression.

Heidi Ewing’s “I Carry You With Me” will screen at Tribeca on June 15 at Hudson Yards. Set to open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on June 25, the film will expand to other markets in the following weeks. “I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo)” is a Spanish-language drama that follows a decade-spanning romance between an aspiring chef (Armando Espitia) and a teacher (Christian Vázquez). The film also stars Michelle Rodríguez, Ángeles Cruz, Arcelia Ramírez and Michelle González.

Netflix Releases Trailer For Kevin Hart’s ‘Fatherhood’

Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming film “Fatherhood,” which releases on June 18. Based on Matt Loeglin’s memoir “Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love,” the film follows a widower (Kevin Hart) raising his daughter after his wife dies shortly after childbirth.

Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd and Paul Reiser also star.

Director Paul Weitz wrote the screenplay with Dana Stevens. Hart served as a producer on the film with Marty Bowen, David Beaubaire and Peter Kiernan. Executive producers are Betsy Danbury, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Bryan Smiley, Jaclyn Huntling Swatt, Isaac Klausner, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin.

Filmhub Expands Global Distribution with Roku Partnership

Filmhub, a dynamic disruptor in the film distribution space, has signed a global distribution agreement with Roku. Filmhub’s library of 10,000 films will be made available on the Roku Channel, which will provide an opportunity for its filmmakers to secure additional reach and monetization.

“By removing the roadblocks to distribution,” Alan d’Escragnolle, CEO and co-founder of Filmhub, says, “we are able to bring powerful, imaginative, insightful, and entertaining content to audiences worldwide.” He continued, “Whether a feature film, documentary, television series, or short film, Filmhub puts the power of distribution in the hands of the filmmaker. Now with The Roku Channel, we can reach even further.”

Femme It Forward Opens Applications For Next Gem Femme Mentorship Program

Femme It Forward, a female-led music and entertainment company, announced today that applications are now open for the Next Gem Femme Mentorship Program.

Through a comprehensive year-long program, mentees will receive exposure to real-time projects, one-on-one coaching, resume building lessons, industry insights and expertise, and relationship building opportunities. The inaugural program will include 200 mentees who are young women of color, with at least half of those participants being current students or alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).

“Year after year, women and girls continue to make significant strides in the workforce. However, due to a lack of exposure, visibility, and resources, women of color continue to be left out of the conversation,” said Heather Lowery, President & CEO at Femme It Forward. “With the help of our incredible mentors, Next Gem Femme will allow us to further demonstrate our deeply rooted commitment to providing access and opportunities for the next generation of leaders by eliminating the opportunity gaps and structural barriers that exist for young women of color.”

“Next Gem Femme is such a powerful program and I’m thrilled to be part of the inaugural group of mentors. Supporting young women by providing them with access to the tools and networks they need to reach their full potential is vital to ensuring equity in the workforce,” said Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairman and CEO of Motown Records and Next Gem Femme mentor. “The ripple effect that Next Gem Femme will have will impact generations and disrupt, not just the entertainment industry, but the entire workforce for the better.”

The full list of mentors can be found at www.femmeitforward.com/next-gem-femme.

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