Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Genre: Animation/Anime/Etc, Adventure
Director: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre
Cast: Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Bernadette Peters, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart
Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz and based on a series of books by his great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum, LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN is the latest chapter in the Oz legacy. Dorothy returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. But shortly after arriving in Kansas, Dorothy is magically transported back to Oz. Oz is in trouble, and the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the formerly Cowardly Lion have disappeared. On her way to the Emerald Czity,...
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine, Matthew McConaughey
“Bernie” is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Jack Black) and the town’s domineering grande dame (Shirley MacLaine). The film, directed by Richard Linklater (Me and Orson Wells and School of Rock), is based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. The article chronicles the life of Bernie Tiede, who transformed the town of Carthage with his generosity...
Elmore Leonard's "The Switch"
Director: Daniel Schechter
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Will Forte, Isla Fisher
Jennifer Aniston plays Margaret "Mickey" Dawson, a loving, if-not naive housewife whose husband, Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), has been embezzling millions for years and keeping the cash in off-shore accounts without her knowledge. Two career criminals, Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie (played by John Hawkes and Mos Def, respectively), catch wind of his scam and figure if they hold Mickey for ransom, Frank would have no choice but to pay up a million dollars. Except, what they don't plan on is that Frank's...
Director: Scott Coffey
Cast: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack
Amy Anderson (Emma Roberts), an eccentric university graduate, is determined to become a famous poet. Saddled with debt and unemployed, she moves back in with her parents, who force her to get a job. She takes the only job she can find: working the cash register at an adult bookstore called Adult World.
Desperate to become a published writer, Amy stalks a punk poet figure named Rat Billings (John Cusack), who reluctantly agrees to mentor her. However, Amy ultimately finds more inspiration in her...
Careful What You Wish For
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Cast: Isabel Lucas, Nick Jonas, Dermot Mulroney, Graham Rogers, Paul Sorvino, Kiki Harris
Eighteen year old Doug gets more than he bargained for when he starts having an affair with Lena, the young wife of an investment banker renting the lake house next door for the summer. The husband’s accidental death reveals a substantial life insurance policy. Everyone is suspect in this edgy and sexy thriller reminiscent of “Body Heat” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice”.
Every Secret Thing
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director: Amy Berg
Cast: Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald
When a young girl in a small town goes missing, the crime resembles a similar disappearance from seven years prior that ended in tragedy. Police officer Nancy Gates, still haunted by the outcome of that case, believes the answers to this present-day kidnapping lie with the previous crime's perpetrators: two now-teenaged girls named Alice and Ronnie. Nancy's investigation leads her again and again to Alice—a troubled young woman guarded fiercely by her protective, eccentric mother—and it soon becomes...
Genre: Family, Action/Adventure
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
MIDNIGHT SUN is an adventure story set amongst the ice fields of Northern Canada. The hero is a young boy, Luke, who defies the dangerous elements of nature to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with his mother. On this trek Luke is aided by Muktuk, a half Inuit and half Canadian, who knows the terrain where polar bears live like the back of his hand. But they are soon separated on the floating ice of the high Arctic, and Luke and the cub are left to protect themselves from bear attacks, giant icebergs,...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Josh Radnor
Cast: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Zac Efron
Jesse Fisher, a director of admissions at a Manhattan university, returns to his beloved alma mater for his old professor and friend's retirement dinner. An inveterate reader who loathes his job and feels as if life is passing him by, Jesse is both intrigued and deeply disturbed when 19 year old Zibby, a student at his old college, develops a huge crush on him, and vice versa. They begin to fall for each other, but Jesse can't overcome the age difference, and Zibby, wounded by his rejection, moves...
Director: Laurie Collyer
Cast: Matt Dillon, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus
Quickie-mart employee Melissa and boyfriend Richie are poor but very much in love. Living in a Florida motel on Melissa’s small paychecks and Richie’s monthly disability check, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. When her job is threatened and the couple faces eviction, Melissa and Richie face difficult decisions that their love may not be able to survive. Anchored by impressive performances from Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon, Sunlight Jr. grapples with social issues...
Welcome to the Hyde Park Entertainment Group online
The Hyde Park Entertainment Group’s films have grossed over $1.5 billon worldwide, having won and been nominated for numerous awards - including the Golden Globes, MTV Movie Awards, AFI Awards, Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, and the prestigious Academy Award. The Hyde Park Entertainment Group’s films have been critically acclaimed in festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Sundance & Berlin.
Hyde Park Entertainment
Hyde Park Entertainment is one of the leading independent entertainment companies in Hollywood today. Founded in 1999 by legendary producer Ashok Amritraj, Hyde Park has evolved into a cutting-edge option to the traditional Hollywood studio system that encompasses most of the elements of a full-fledged major including development, production, sales, and distribution. Hyde Park has offices in Los Angeles, Chennai, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore and has been instrumental in bridging the filmmaking communities from the East and West.
Hyde Park International
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park International has become one of the most important foreign sales companies in the World and is a permanent fixture at Cannes, Berlin, and the American Film Market. Focused on representing commercial fare as well as award-winning films that serve the global marketplace, Hyde Park International has worked with studios such as Warner Brothers, Sony, The Walt Disney Company, MGM, Twentieth Century Fox, and major producers such as Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment, Robert Rodriguez’ Troublemaker Studios, Big Beach, and Merchant/Ivory Productions.
Hyde Park – ImageNation
In November 2008, Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and ImageNation Abu Dhabi partnered on a $250 million financing deal to develop, produce and distribute feature films - with additional financing for the production of local language and cross-cultural films. In October 2009, they extended their partnership to create a strategic alliance with Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA). Under this deal, Hyde Park - ImageNation Singapore was launched to fund multiple films worth an estimated production value of $75 million.
“Ashok Amritraj & CNN’s Ted Turner at the United Nations Dinner for “Every Woman, Every Child.”
The United Nations announced their collaboration with Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation & Variety Magazine on “Chance of a Lifetime,” a six-part, non-scripted series hosted by Ashok Amritraj.
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