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Social Construct to Produce “Black Wall Street” with Director Tim Story

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From Variety.com article, “Tim Story to Direct, Produce Movie on 1921 Tulsa Race Riot”
by Dave McNary – May 17, 2017 

Tim Story, helmer of the three “Ride Along” movies, is directing and producing a feature film about the deadly 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.

Story and Doug Griffin are producing through the Story Company with Christine Holder and Mark Holder of Zero Gravity. Zak Kilberg is also Producing via his Social Construct banner, with Blue Ridge Media Capital serving as executive producer. Christopher Kubasik has been hired to write the screenplay, inspired by Corinda Marsh’s historical novel “Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street’s Last Days.”

The book’s account, seen through the eyes of a fictional reporter, focuses on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Okla., which was called “Black Wall Street” because of its economic success. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents.

The riot was mostly ignored until 1996, when the state legislature authorized the Oklahoma Commission to Investigate the Tulsa Race Riot. HBO aired “The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story” in 2000.

Story’s directing credits include the two “Think Like a Man” movies, “Fantastic Four,” and “Barbershop.” He’s directing and executive producing Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “White Famous,” based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences.

Story is repped by UTA. Kubasik is repped by Zero Gravity and Rob Szymanski of Eclipse Law. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

 

IMDB Official Movie Page to be posted soon!…


The Song of Sway Lake Premieres at L.A. Film Festival in June

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The Song of Sway Lake will be premiered on June 21, 2017 at the LA Film Festival!

A young record collector, haunted by his father’s suicide, brings a bombastic Russian drifter to his family’s lake house to help him steal a one-of-a-kind record from his own grandmother.

From 4x Sundance alumni, director Ari Gold.
WRITERS: Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull
PRODUCERS: Michael Bederman, Zak Kilberg, Allison Carter, Ari Gold
CAST: Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil, Isabelle McNally, Elizabeth Peña, Jack Falahee, Brian Dennehy)

Read the Announcement on FilmIndependent.org

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Buena Vista Social Club Adios

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From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: COMPLETED

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™ – ADIÓS, a feature documentary film from Social Construct joint venture Convergent Media, is now streaming online!

SYNOPSIS:

BVSCA posterProduced by Social Construct founder and CEO Zak Kilberg and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker, the film is also executive produced by Wim Wenders, and distributed in the U.S. by Broad Green Pictures. 16 years after the previous Academy Award nominated film by Wenders, this latest project follows the five surviving original members of the world-changing Cuban band, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™, during their final, international tour, culminating in a massive celebration in Havana. The film will include mesmerizing concert footage and poignant reflections on the astounding success of the band and the loss of several of its members. It also will be set in the context of the historic changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States, undoubtedly influenced by the vibrant music and culture of Cuba epitomized and brought to the world stage by this band.

CAST & CREW

Director: Lucy Walker
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Producers: Julian Cautherley, Christine Cowin, Asher GoldsteinZak Kilberg, Victor Moyers

Executive Producers: Andrew Baker, Daniel Hammond, Gabriel Hammond, Bill Lord, Jason Lust, Russell Smith, Lucy Walker

Co-Producers: Michael Cleaver, Tom Colbourne, Brian Johnston, Iz Web

Associate Producers: Daniel Florestano, Arantza Benito Melgar, Juan Carlos Zaldivar

Starring: Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Gaujirito Mirabal, Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal

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Rolling Stone article: release date set for Buena Vista Social Club Adios documentary

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On May 11, 2017, Rolling Stone released the trailer for the Buena Vista Social Club Adios documentary, and announced the planned release date of May 26. The film is a production of Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media, and is Produced by Social Construct founder and CEO, Zak Kilberg.

The article also includes quotes from Kilberg and a video of the band’s performance in the White House in 2015.  Stay tuned for more about the film over the coming months!…


The Song of Sway Lake

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STATUS: POST-PRODUCTION

The Song of Sway Lake is now playing Film Festivals Worldwide! arigoldfilms.com/swaylake for current updates. 

SYNOPSIS:

Loner Ollie Sway is on a mission to reconnect with his dead father by finding the one record his father loved most — a rare jazz-age 78 hidden somewhere inside his wealthy grandmother’s lush country estate. With his bombastic Russian-immigrant accomplice in tow, Ollie is derailed when the glamorous matriarch herself, Charlie Sway, shows up. Now Ollie must fight Charlie for Nikolai’s attention and find the record before his grandmother does… all while trying not to become spellbound by a local girl whose perfection mirrors the song he longs to hear.

The Song of Sway Lake is about the search for a lost melody: the melody of America’s lost heroic grace. While Ollie digs deeper into why his father committed suicide, Nikolai’s desire to become a Sway deepens, and Charlie, empowered by the attention, plays the boys off each other. But when the record turns up in an unexpected place, Ollie must secretly decide whether to abandon Charlie and his past, or deal with his demons and become part of the Song of Sway Lake.

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CAST & CREW

Director: Ari Gold
4x Sundance Alumni, Adventures of Power

Writers:  Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull

Producers: Zak KilbergMichael Bederman, Ari GoldAllison Rose Carter

Starring: Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Robert Sheehan (Mortal Instruments, Misfits), Isabelle McNally, Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Peña, Jack FalaheeBrian Denehee, John Grant, and The Staves.

 


GUANTÁNAMO DIARY

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From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: In Development

SYNOPSIS:

Together with Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93), Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, by current Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi.

Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, yet he still in prison, due to the government’s appeal.

The New York Times calls his book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the so-called “War on Terror.”

CAST & CREW

Writer:  Michael Bronner

Producers: Benedict CumberbatchMichael Bronner, Adam AcklandChristine Holder, Mark Holder, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin

Executive Producers:  Zak Kilberg, Russell Smith

Co-Producer: Larry Siems

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