Lionsgate Bringing Racing Drama ‘Trading Paint’ to Disc May 21

Lionsgate will release the car-racing drama Trading Paint on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally May 21. The film is current available on demand.

John Travolta and Toby Sebastian star as a father and son racing duo who have a falling out after their winning streak ends. The rift grows when the son takes an offer to race for a rival team, pitting the two against each other in a high-stakes showdown.

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The cast also includes Shania Twain, Michael Madsen, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Barry Corbin, Kevin Dunn and Buck Taylor.

Romance ‘Five Feet Apart’ Blossoms on Digital May 24, Disc June 11 from Lionsgate

The romance Five Feet Apart will come out on digital May 24 and Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand June 11 from Lionsgate.

The film follows 17-year-old Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) who has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When she meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection — but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off limits?

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Bonus features include four making-of featurettes, an audio commentary with director Justin Baldoni, deleted scenes and an alternate ending.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season Six Coming to Digital and Disc in June From Lionsgate

Season Six of “Orange Is the New Black” arrives on digital June 10 and Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD June 11 from Lionsgate.

After inciting a riot in Litchfield, many of the familiar inmates are headed to maximum security for a new season in a whole new environment. Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility in the sixth season. Now ​newbies ​starting at the bottom, they ​must navigate new rules and power dynamics while getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards. Friendships will be tested and new allegiances formed — some by choice, others by circumstance — as the women face a slew of charges from the riot. Will they take plea deals and turn on each other or band together and keep their bonds intact?

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Season six stars Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon and Uzo Aduba.

The Blu-ray and DVD will include audio commentaries with cast and crew, a featurette, and a gag reel.

Ex-Lionsgate Digital Marketing EVP Danielle DePalma Joins Apple TV+

Danielle DePalma has reportedly joined Apple TV+ to spearhead the pending over-the-top video platform’s marketing team in Culver City, Calif.

Danielle DePalma

DePalma, who left Lionsgate in January, had been EVP, worldwide digital marketing & research at the Santa Monica-based studio for about 10 years.

At Lionsgate, DePalma spearheaded digital marketing efforts for the studio’s successful The Hunger Games franchise and Kick-Ass movies.

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DePalma reports to Chris Van Amburg, head of video marketing at Apple.

‘The Kid’ Shoots to Disc and Digital June 4 From Lionsgate

The Western The Kid rides to Blu-ray (plus digital), DVD, digital and on demand June 4 from Lionsgate.

The new take on the infamous American Old West story of Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett stars Ethan Hawke (Training DayBoyhoodThe Magnificent Seven), Dane DeHaan (LincolnThe Place Beyond the PinesLawless), Jake Schur, Leila George and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, “The Avengers” franchise, Jurassic WorldThe Magnificent Seven). Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Daredevil,” The Magnificent SevenJurassic World) The Kid reunites D’Onofrio and Hawke for the first time since their performance in The Magnificent Seven.

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In the Western, a young boy, Rio (Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (George) from his villainous uncle (Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat-and-mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out.

Bonus features include a making-of featurette.

‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’ Coming to Disc and Digital June 4 From Lionsgate

The Haunting of Sharon Tate arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital), DVD and digital June 4 from Lionsgate.

Starring Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennet and Lydia Hearst, the film chronicles one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder cases. It follows pregnant 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Plagued by terrifying premonitions, Sharon sees her worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly cult.

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Bonus features include audio commentary with writer-director Daniel Farrands and the featurette “Premonitions: The Haunting of Sharon Tate.”

‘Gloria Bell’ Coming to Digital May 21, Disc June 4 From Lionsgate

Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore, will arrive on digital May 21 and Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD June 4 from Lionsgate and A24.

The film follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited, divorced woman in her 50s seeking love at L.A. dance clubs. The film also stars John Turturro, Rita Wilson, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sean Astin and Holland Taylor.

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Bonus features include the featurette “An Extraordinary Woman: Making Gloria Bell” and an audio commentary with director Sebastián Lelio.

Lionsgate Releasing ‘A Madea Family Funeral’ Digitally May 21, on Disc June 4

Lionsgate will release A Madea Family Funeral digitally May 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 4.

Written, directed by and starring Tyler Perry, the film is touted as the final big-screen appearance of Perry’s Madea character, whose film debut was 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

A Madea Family Funeral, the ninth film starring the character, features Madea and her family heading out to a family reunion, only for the trip to suddenly turn into a funeral threatening to reveal family secrets. The film earned $72 million at the domestic box office.

The cast also includes Patrice Lovely and Cassi Davis.

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Extras include deleted scenes, outtakes and three featurettes: “Madea’s Tips for Attending a Funeral,” “Making A Madea Family Funeral: An Affair to Remember” and “Hellllur: Looking Back on Madea.”

Lionsgate Partners with Seth Rogen’s Production Company

Lionsgate has announced a joint venture with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, partner James Weaver and their Point Grey Pictures to produce multi-platform content.

PGP content includes BlockersNeighbors, Sausage PartyThe Night Before, This is the End, the television shows “Future Man,” “Black Monday,” and “Preacher,” as well as Lionsgate’s pending romantic comedy Long Shot, starring Rogen and Charlize Theron, which won the Audience Award in the Headliners section of SXSW and will be released in the U.S. and select markets on May 3 before expanding worldwide.

Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron

PGP will continue to operate autonomously under Rogen, Goldberg and Weaver’s leadership while working closely with Lionsgate’s executive teams to develop content for the company’s motion picture, scripted and unscripted television, digital and location-based entertainment businesses.

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“Seth, Evan and James are visionary entrepreneurs and three of the greatest storytellers in the business,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said in a statement. “We look forward to a partnership that turbocharges the continued ramp up of our film and television slates, while creating exciting opportunities across our entire portfolio of businesses.”

“From our days at Mandate and Good Universe [which Lionsgate acquired in 2017] to our experience working with them here at Lionsgate, we have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Seth, Evan and James on some of their most iconic films and we could not ask for more incredible or collaborative creative partners,” Joe Drake, motion picture group chairman, and Nathan Kahane, president of motion pictures added in a joint statement.

Drake and Kahane’s relationship with the Point Grey team included collaboration on comedies NeighborsThis is the End, and The Night Before, as well as the dramedy 50/50, Academy Award-nominated The Disaster Artist (starring James Franco), and Blockers, among others.

The collaboration is the latest in a string of partnerships Lionsgate has formed with content creators, including the recent pact with 3 Arts Entertainment, the first-ever deal between a major Hollywood studio and a talent management and production company.

Starz Original Series ‘Vida’ Wins Outstanding Comedy at GLADD Media Awards

The Starz original series “Vida” received the “Outstanding Comedy Series” award March 28 at the 30th Annual GLADD Media Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

 The event recognizes media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and issues.

Actor Sean Hayes was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak award, while Beyoncé and Jay-Z received the organization’s vanguard award for their work for the LGBTQ community.

With a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “Vida” — a drama series about two Mexican-American siblings and extended family from East Los Angeles — was an audience award winner at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

“Vida” stars Melissa Barrera (“Club de Cuervos”) as Lyn, Mishel Prada (“Fear the Walking Dead: Passage”) as Emma, Ser Anzoategui (“East Los High”) as Eddy, Chelsea Rendon (Bright) as Marisol, Carlos Miranda (The Bling Ring) as Johnny and Roberta Colindrez (“I Love Dick”) as Nico. Raúl Castillo (“Looking”) and Adrian Gonzalez (“Superstore”) join as guest stars this season.

“Vida” Season Two will make its world premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

The 10-episode second season will be available on the Lionsgate-owned Starz app and Starz On-Demand in the U.S. and Canada and on StarzPlay in the U.K. and Germany on May 23.

“Vida” will also premiere on Starz on May 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, airing each episode week-to-week.