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‘Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Plays a Man Determined to Honor a Debt in Gripping Afghan War Drama

Dar Salim co-stars as a military interpreter whose heroic efforts to deliver Gyllenhaal’s injured U.S. Army sergeant to safety put him on the Taliban’s most wanted list.

Jake Gyllenhaal Says Guy Ritchie Forced Him to “Let Go” for ‘The Covenant’: “Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Done”

Jake Gyllenhaal is opening up about working with director Guy Ritchie and having to “let go” and “figure it out together” for their upcoming film The Covenant. When Hot Ones host Sean Evans asked the Nightcrawler actor during Thursday’s episode if he found it “more daunting, more challenging or more liberating” to work with a […]

Lionsgate Hires Adam Fogelson as Vice Chair, Motion Picture Group

Former STX Film chief Adam Fogelson has joined Lionsgate as vice chair of the Hollywood studio’s Motion Picture Group. He will report to Joe Drake, chair of the studio’s Motion Picture Group, as he oversees worldwide marketing and theatrical distribution and has a role in planning and executing the film unit’s content strategy. Fogelson starts […]

STX Sold to Investor Group Led by Najafi Companies

STX Entertainment, the Robert Simonds-founded film and TV studio that once hoped to compete with Hollywood majors by focusing on mid-budget, talent-driven projects, has found another buyer in an investor consortium led by Najafi Companies. Investment firms AS Birch Grove LP and 777 Partners joined in financing the deal, which was unveiled Friday. STX’s leadership […]

STX Places Rights to Chris Pine Thriller ‘The Contractor’ in Bankruptcy As Studio Sale Proceeds

Film studio STX Entertainment has put an indirect subsidiary company holding the rights to the Chris Pine and Ben Foster-starring thriller The Contractor into chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move, detailed in an SEC filing from Eros Global Corp., parent of STX, aims to protect the value of the action thriller for the company’s shareholders as […]

Lionsgate Exploring Deal to Acquire STX Entertainment

Lionsgate is exploring a potential acquisition of some or all of STX Entertainment, the independent studio behind Hustlers, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The deal, if it comes together, would effectively unwind a sale announced last month to the private equity firm Najafi Companies, for $173 million. There are other bidders interested in STX, a […]

Why Production Companies in 2022 Will Need to Get Big or Go Home

The worldwide consolidation of independent production companies, which picked up pace in 2021, looks likely to continue through 2022 as the global streaming boom pushes up both demand and budgets for film and TV series. Beyond the planned multi-billion-dollar entertainment mega-merger of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, among the biggest content-centric deals of 2021 were Amazon’s […]

Guy Burnet Joins Melissa Barrera in STX Thriller ‘Bed Rest’

Ray Donovan and The Affair alum Guy Burnet is set to star in STXfilms and Project X thriller Bed Rest, joining In the Heights star Melissa Barrera. Lori Evans Taylor wrote and is directing the film, which is currently in production in Winnipeg. The story centers on Julie (Barrera), who, according to the project’s synopsis, […]

Eros Sells STX Entertainment to Najafi Companies for $173M

Indian movie major Eros International has sold STX Entertainment, the indie studio built and led by Robert Simonds, to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies for $173 million. The deal, which includes STX Entertainment needing to repay $148 million in debt, follows STX Entertainment and Eros completing a stock-for-stock merger to form Eros STX Global […]

Cannes: ‘Greenland’ Sequel Heads to STX in Major Virtual Market Deal

STX has picked up the upcoming sequel to Gerard Butler action-thriller Greenland, plans for which were unveiled last month ahead of the Cannes Virtual Market, in a major global deal. The Hollywood Reporter understands that STX is paying in the region of $75 million to take worldwide rights to the film, carving out a deal […]

STX Taps Nasim Cambron to Head Publicity

Nasim Cambron has been named an executive vp of publicity for STXfilms, where she will oversee all feature film publicity for the studio. She joins STX from Netflix, where she was publicity manager in the feature film division, working on titles like The Kissing Booth and The Half of It. She previously worked at STX, […]

STXfilms Promotes Keri Moore to President of Marketing

She oversaw the creative advertising for STX releases including, 'Hustlers,' 'The Upside' and 'The Gentlemen' since the studio launched in 2017.