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"Secret In Their Eyes" To Be Released On November 20 As Motion Picture And Television Studio STX Entertainment Dates Crime Thriller For Weekend Before Thanksgiving

"Secret In Their Eyes" To Be Released On November 20 As Motion Picture And Television Studio STX Entertainment Dates Crime Thriller For Weekend Before Thanksgiving


BURBANK, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion picture and television studio STX Entertainment has dated the upcoming crime thriller Secret In Their Eyes for the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, giving the film a strategic position leading into the successful movie-going corridor. The film, which is directed by Billy Ray and hosts an all-star cast, is now set for November 20, 2015, it was announced today by Kevin Grayson, President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for STX. The film was previously slated for release on October 23, 2015.

Adapted from Juan José Campanella's 2010 Academy Award®-winning Best Foreign Language Film, Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful and haunting thriller written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games,Shattered Glass) and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts. IM Global is producing the film along with STX Entertainment.

In making the announcement, Grayson stated, "Secret in Their Eyes is a smart, well-crafted crime thriller with a remarkable cast that has broad commercial appeal for adults. We launched the trailer over the July 4(th) weekend and have been thrilled with the response. We believe this is a time of year where our audience will be looking for quality films, and are pleased to give them this compelling date night thriller."

After FBI investigator Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) finds the teenage daughter of his partner Jess (Julia Roberts) murdered in a brutal crime, they team with the District Attorney, Claire (Nicole Kidman), and make it their crusade to bring the murderer to justice. Their passion meets cold reality, however, when they realize the murderer is a protected witness in an ongoing terror investigation - they can only watch as he walks free.

After searching every day for 13 years, they uncover a surprising new lead that takes them on an intense pursuit of the elusive killer. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of grief and vengeance on the human soul. Interweaving past and present, The Secret In Their Eyes is a deeply layered mystery that explores the boundaries of justice, and asks the question, how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?

Produced by Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad) and IM Global President of Production Matt Jackson, the filmmaking team collaborated with Juan José Campanella, director of the Argentinian film upon which this adaptation is based. Campanella serves as executive producer of the film along with IM Global's Stuart Ford, John Ufland and Jeremiah Samuels.


STX Entertainment is a fully-integrated motion picture and television studio specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of talent-driven films and television programming. The multi-platform studio is rapidly moving to include digital production and distribution, in addition to gaming. It is the first major studio to be launched at this scale in Hollywood in more than twenty years.

STX Entertainment recently announced its first four theatrical release dates. On August 7, 2015, the studio will release The Gift contemporary psychological thriller from Jason Blum's Blumhouse, written and directed by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. Secret in Their Eyes will be released on November 20, 2015. The crime thriller is written and directed by Billy Ray and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. On January 22, 2016, STX will release The Boy, a horror film from director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), written by Stacey Menear and starring Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead"). And March 11, 2016, brings the release of the epic action-drama TheFree State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali from writer-director and 4-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross.

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Stuart Ford founded IM GLOBAL in 2007. The company is one of the leading film and TV financing, sales and distribution studios in the world, championing a wide variety of cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre fare. In May 2010, Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group, acquired a majority shareholding in the company. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Mumbai, Mexico City, and Beijing.

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National Geographic Channel Announces A Documentary Event From Award-winning Filmmaker Alex Gibney And His Jigsaw Productions

National Geographic Channel Announces A Documentary Event From Award-winning Filmmaker Alex Gibney And His Jigsaw Productions

"Parched," Produced as a Television Miniseries, Will Examine the Global Water Crisis

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) and Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney announced today the greenlight of Parched, to be produced by Gibney's Jigsaw Productions. Parched will take a hard-hitting look at a crisis that affects billions worldwide and is increasingly cause for concern among Americans -- a future where fresh drinking water is alarmingly scarce.

Gibney will serve as executive producer of Parched, which will be created as a television miniseries and as a feature documentary that will have a limited theatrical release. Both will air globally on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 44 languages.

With the recent plummet in California's water supply, America is being hit with a stark reality: Overpopulation, compounded by global warming and intense industrial draining of the water supply, could leave us all dried up. Parched takes a definitive look at the water wars that are now upon us, investigating the corporate, political and social interests that are responsible for our water-limited future. Parched will delve into issues such as privatization, factory farming, energy extraction and chemical dumping, examining both the science and politics behind the water wars.

"Harnessing the power of the National Geographic brand, Parched will give a 360-degree look at a global crisis that affects us all, bringing much needed attention and social awareness to the public," said Tim Pastore, president of original programming & production, National Geographic Channel. "We are thrilled to be working with Alex Gibney, who pulls no punches and delivers the kind of hard-hitting, intriguing stories that we're passionate about sharing."

"With the drought crisis in California, America is starting to wake up to a future where fresh drinking water is scarce, expensive and beyond our control," said Gibney. "With the global reach of National Geographic, we hope to stress the urgency, and now more than ever we need to understand what's literally under the surface."

Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and thought-provoking documentary filmmakers of our generation. Jigsaw has produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films in recent years, including the explosive and highly popularized "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," one of the most watched documentaries in HBO's history; the Academy and Emmy award-winning "Taxi to the Dark Side"; the Oscar-nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"; the multiple Emmy award-winning "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God"; Showtime's Emmy-winning "History of the Eagles"; the controversial "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks"; and the provocative film about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace, "The Armstrong Lie." More recent Jigsaw releases include the Emmy-nominated two-part special "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All" and "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," which will be in theaters Sept. 4. Jigsaw further expanded into the scripted and unscripted television series arena with "Death Row Stories," a documentary series for CNN narrated by Susan Sarandon. Executive produced by Gibney and Academy Award winner Robert Redford, "Death Row Stories" explores a different capital murder case in each episode. The popular series is now in its second season. On screens small or large, on platforms digital or traditional, Jigsaw adheres to a particular ethos: well-told, insightful, scrupulously researched and visually poignant stories that ignite and engage our curiosity without sacrificing style or authenticity.

Parched will be produced for National Geographic Channels by Jigsaw Productions. For Jigsaw Productions, executive producers will be Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman and Lynne Kirby, and co-executive producer will be Richard Perello. For National Geographic Channels, executive producer will be Matt Renner; senior vice president of programming and development is Alan Eyres; and president, original programming & production, National Geographic Channel US is Tim Pastore.

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