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Run This Town Nominated for Three Canadian Screen Awards – Feb 18, 2020

Art Direction, Make-Up, Sound Editing

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 18, 2020

Today The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominees for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards and Run This Town was nominated for three awards: Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Make-Up, and Achievement in Sound Editing.  Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

Canadian Screen Awards Gala Honoring Cinematic Arts
The awards for the categories that Run This Town is nominated for will be held the morning of  Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Canada.

Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala
The 8th annual Canadian Screen Awards will be held on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020 at the performing arts venue Meridian Hall in Toronto, Canada to honor achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media production in 2019.  This ‘Broadcast Gala’ event will be televised on CBC network. Check your local listings.

For more information, please visit The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television website here

Categories Run This Town Trailer Video

Run This Town Official Poster and Trailers – Jan 23, 2020

Innovative Release: Twitter to Exclusively Stream the SXSW Favorite

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 23, 2020

The official movie poster and trailer for Run This Town is finally here!

The film is scheduled for theater release on March 6, 2020 in Canada, so check your local listings for more information.

The film will be released day-and-date on March 6, 2020 in the United States, with Quiver Distribution handling all aspects of the digital release.

Moreover, Oscilloscope Laboratories is teaming with Twitter to launch the feature film debut as the exclusive content distribution platform supporting its release.

Twitter users can expect a unique series of integrated promotions for the film, along with a large digital push on the platform.

The release will also take advantage of Twitter’s deep analytics to see where the film is activating the most engagement, providing audience insights ahead of theatrical booking.

The film stars Damian Lewis, Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, Mena Massoud, Scott Speedman, Gil Bellows, and Jennifer Ehle.

Trailers:

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Categories Events Premiere Run This Town Screenings

Run This Town Set for Napa Valley Film Festival – Sept 13, 2019

Announcing the NVFF19 Feature Films Competition

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 13, 2019

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We’re thrilled to announce the ninth annual Napa Valley Film Festival’s Narrative and Documentary Feature films in core competition. These sixteen films will vie for the respective titles of Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature, as determined by our esteemed jury.

The Napa Valley Film Festival runs from November 13-17, 2019 and takes place at a variety of unique screening venues such as, theaters, wineries, resorts, estates, and vineyard settings throughout the Napa Valley in Napa, California. The festival is a 5-day celebration that blends the art of film, food, and wine together. Shop for general passes here.

The complete program lineup of approximately 80 films, including Studio Spotlights, Verge, Culinary Cinema, Special Presentations, and Narrative and Documentary Shorts will be announced in early October. And now, without further ado, the narrative and documentary films in core competition:

Run This Town, directed by Ricky Tollman

This is the story of the inner workings of a city seen through the eyes of the interns and assistants that run it. A political aide tries to corral his brash, outspoken boss when a young researcher at a newspaper gets word of a scandal that could make or break both of their careers. Starring Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, and Scott Speedman. West Coast Premiere.

Click here to purchase tickets to the screening of Run This Town set for Friday, November 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time in the Uptown Theater. Tickets are $25.00 USD.

Click here to see what Nina Dobrev has to say about Damian’s performance as Rob Ford.

Read the rest of the original article at Napa Valley Film Festival Organization

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Toronto: Sony Pictures Worldwide Takes World Rights to Run This Town – Sept 10, 2019

Sony Pictures Will Release ‘Run This Town’ Outside North America

By Etan Vlassing | Hollywood Reporter | September 10, 2019

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has nabbed world rights outside North America for Run This Town, which stars Damian Lewis as Rob Ford, the controversial former mayor of Toronto who died in 2016 at the age of 46.

Elevation Pictures is set to release Ricky Tollman’s debut feature, which also stars Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud, in Canada, while U.S. distribution rights remain up for grabs.

Ford was mayor from 2010 to 2014, but had already established a history of public intoxication and substance abuse. During his years as mayor, video surfaced of him smoking crack cocaine; he was accused of sexual assault and argued publicly with staff while intoxicated.

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Billions Star Damian Lewis on What a $2,000 Cashmere Hoodie Feels Like – March 24, 2019

Guitars, Cashmere Hoodies, and More

by Hunter Harris | Vulture | March 24, 2019

The most important question I had for Billions star Damian Lewis was this: Are Bobby Axelrod’s cashmere zip-up hoodies as soft as they look onscreen? We can talk about his Rob Ford movie and everything else later, but the hoodies must have their moment. Billions is a show about the dramatics of Wall Street’s rich and powerful — fancy restaurants, words like “devalue” and “quant” — but Axe’s hoodies signify everything that makes his character simultaneously the best and the freaking worst. He’s brash and cool, and so grossly willing to show it off just for fun. And so, I ask Lewis, does a $2,000 cashmere hoodie really feel like a $2,000 cashmere hoodie?

He repeats my question to me, just to make sure he’s heard it right, and then groans: “Oh. They’re so soft. It’s just one cashmere heaven to the next.”

The tables have turned in Billions’ fourth season — Axe is no longer butting heads with Chuck Rhodes (grumpy icon Paul Giamatti), who for three seasons has been his perma-nemesis — but Lewis still says he’s having as much fun with its dramatics as ever before. Ahead of Sunday night’s episode “Arousal Template,” we talked Axe and Chuck’s alliance, the world’s most famous Billions fan, and, of course, that cashmere.

A lot of the dynamics that were central to Billions have been inverted this season: Axe and Chuck are in cahoots. Taylor, once Axe’s prodigy, is now his nemesis. Has that been weird for you?
It’s very exciting. I think it’s also quite realistic, the way in which alliances are made and don’t always last too long. Billions is about the transactional nature of the rich and the powerful, or even modern-day living. It’s a show about the favor trading that goes on, the ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.’ If the parameters don’t exist, really, like they do for normal people, let’s do each other a favor to get me what I want, to get you what you want. You’ve got a juicy drama of alliances and betrayal ahead of you. Chuck and Bobby have set this alliance because they both need it.

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