Drama ‘The Parting Glass’ Coming to Digital Sept. 10 From Sony

The family drama The Parting Glass will come out on digital Sept. 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In his feature film directorial debut, Stephen Moyer helms an emotional drama about an estranged family coming back together when the youngest sibling, Colleen (Anna Paquin), mysteriously dies. Left to sort through her belongings, Colleen’s father (Ed Asner), three siblings (Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon and Denis O’Hare), and ex-husband (Rhys Ifans) revisit their memories and make peace together.

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Inspired by autobiographical events, Denis O’Hare makes his feature screenplay debut.

Mark Cuban Sells Netflix-Friendly Landmark Theatres

Landmark Theatres, the Los Angeles-based independent exhibitor with 252 screens in 27 markets nationwide, Dec. 4 disclosed it has been acquired by the Cohen Media Group (CMG) for an undisclosed amount.

Co-owned since 2003 by Mark Cuban (“The Shark Tank” and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks) and Todd Wagner, Landmark has pushed indie film distribution and wasn’t afraid to partner with subscription ticket service MoviePass or screen Netflix movies – including recent release Roma– day-and-date with their global streaming debut.

CMG, formed in 2008 by real estate developer Charles Cohen – a film buff and executive producer on Oscar-nominated Frozen River, starring Melissa Leo, the company has restored hundreds of films, and distributes titles via Amazon’s Cohen Media Channel and on disc through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

“Anyone who knows Charles knows he is an avid lover of art and cinema, and this deal to purchase Landmark serves so many of his true passions and interests,” Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff said in a statement. “By acquiring our chain, he as supercharged and scaled his distribution footprint in the arthouse sector.”

Mundorff reportedly will remain CEO of Landmark along with the chain’s management going forward.

“As we complete the sale, we expect the transition between owners to be smooth and seamless with little or no impact to customers,” Wagner and Cuban said in a statement.

 

 

 

‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Season One on DVD May 29

Paramount Home Media Distribution and CBS Home Entertainment will release I’m Dying Up Here: Season One on DVD May 29. The Showtime series deals with stand-up comedians trying to make it in Hollywood in the 1970s.

The cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy.

Created by David Flebotte, “I’m Dying Up Here” is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder and is executive produced by Flebotte, Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne

The series was renewed for a second 10-episode season slated to premiere May 6.