All the best movies we saw at Toronto Film Festival, ranked (including 'The Banshees of Inisherin')
The ranking includes THE SWEARING JAR, executive produced by Morris Ruskin, in 7th place on a list of 31 films. Directed by Lindsay MacKay, the refreshing and totally tear-jerking musical dramedy starts with married couple Carey (Adelaide Clemons) and Simon (Patrick J. Adams) trying to curb their cursing with a baby on the way.
September 9, 2022
Chi Energy: Get to know ‘Montreal Girls’ director Patricia Chica
Patricia Chica is here to break the mold. The director has practiced a new method of filmmaking called Chi Energy, which utilizes state of the art techniques and mind strategies to help bolster the quality of production.
August 17, 2022
Rhea Seehorn’s Emmy-Nominated Short-Form Series ‘Cooper’s Bar’ Lands Second Season at AMC Networks
AMC Networks has renewed the Emmy-nominated short-form series “Cooper’s Bar” for a second season, while Acorn TV — AMC Networks’ streamer devoted to British and international fare — has given a Season 2 renewal to “Harry Wild,” starring and executive produced by Jane Seymour.
August 10, 2022
Gravitas Ventures Takes Rights To Romantic Drama ‘The Swearing Jar’ Starring ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’s Adelaide Clemens
Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to Lindsay MacKay’s romantic drama The Swearing Jar, starring Adelaide Clemens (Under the Banner of Heaven), Douglas Smith (Don’t Worry Darling), Patrick J. Adams (Prime Video’s A League of Their Own) and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner (The White House Plumbers). The Anthem Sports & Entertainment Company has slated the film for release on 20 screens in major markets across the country on September 23.
July 14, 2022
‘Art Of Love’ With Esai Morales And ‘Tigertail’s Kunjue Li Lands At Samuel Goldwyn Films; Watch Trailer
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Art of Love, the romantic drama from writer-director Betty Kaplan that stars Esai Morales and Tigertail‘s Kunjue Li. It will now be released in domestic theaters and on digital July 22.
June 13, 2022
Migrants stranded in Mexico perform opera to dramatize their experiences
May 29, 2022
Gene Wilder Doc Set at White Horse Pictures, Library Films (EXCLUSIVE)
White Horse Pictures, the production company behind recent documentaries about the Beatles, Lucille Ball, and the Bee Gees, is producing another look at a legendary entertainer: Gene Wilder. The documentary is produced in association with Sobey Road Entertainment and Harlem Hollywood. White Horse partners Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa serve as executive producers alongside Mojo Global Arts’ Morris Ruskin and Joseph Mellicker.
April 28, 2022
‘Iron Family’ Trailer; Acquisitions By Freestyle, Comedy Dynamics, Oscilloscope & Kino Lorber;
Deadline has the first trailer and teaser scene from Patrick Longstreth’s documentary Iron Family, which is set to make its world premiere at the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival. The Unstoppable Feature Documentary follows Jazmine Faries, a 32-year-old young woman with Down syndrome who is obsessed with soap operas, Barbie dolls, and Matthew McConaughey.
January 14, 2022
Inspirational Women In Hollywood: How Director Sassy Mohen Is Helping To Shake Up The Entertainment Industry
Sassy Mohen’s innovative and bold, confident style has emerged as a pioneer in the genre of female-driven comedy. She has written, directed, produced, and edited multiple award-winning films, TV Pilots, Music Videos, Commercials, Specs, and Web series. Her latest comedy satire on real-world events, FEAR ACTUALLY was released to rave reviews and won three BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR AWARDS.
October 5, 2021
Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop Documentary Set at White Horse Pictures, MoJo Global Arts (EXCLUSIVE)
Beloved American ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her popular sock puppet Lamb Chop will be the subject of a new documentary feature from White Horse Pictures and MoJo Global Arts.“Shari & Lamb Chop” will be directed by Emmy-nominated Lisa D’Apolito, director of “Love, Gilda,” the documentary about the late Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner.
August 11, 2021
Adelaide Clemens, Patrick J. Adams, Douglas Smith, Kathleen Turner Starring in ‘The Swearing Jar’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Adelaide Clemens, Patrick J. Adams, Douglas Smith, and Kathleen Turner will star in “The Swearing Jar.” The musical romance will be directed by Lindsay MacKay (“Wet Bum”) from a script by Kate Hewlett (“Malory Towers”), who adapts her play of the same name. David Hewlett (“The Shape of Water”) and Jade Ma (“Zero Chill”) round out the cast.
May 5, 2021
Colombia’s ‘When in Venice’ to Bow Simultaneously in Theaters and VOD in Various Countries (EXCLUSIVE)
In a bid to explore new avenues of distribution, Colombian-German-Italian co-production “When in Venice,” by Colombian director-producer Juan Zapata of Zapata Filmes, will bow simultaneously May 13 in theaters in at least eight countries and be available worldwide on VOD and TVOD platforms.
April 9, 2021
Endemol Shine Boomdog Teams Up with Ecuador’s Touche Films- Enchufe.tv (EXCLUSIVE)
Comedy sells. With that adage in mind, Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, has teamed up with Ecuador-based Touché Films, the driving force behind the hugely popular Latin American YouTube channel, enchufe.tv.
October 11, 2020
Probamos que estamos listos para dar el paso a contenido premium y que Ecuador es una potencia en producción: Arturo Yépez de Touché Films
YouTube Originals y Touché Films, la casa productora detrás de Enchufe.tv (el canal de comedia en castellano de YouTube #1 del mundo), presentaron Mortal glitch, una miniserie de cinco episodios de aventura recreada en el mundo del videojuego Hero’s legend y que debutará el miércoles 2 de septiembre en la plataforma.
August 13, 2020
South African Oscar submission ‘Knuckle City’ finds US home (exclusive)
Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker’s new production and management company MoJo Global Arts has licensed US rights on last season’s South African Oscar submission
Knuckle City to Showtime.
August 3, 2020
Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment to produce doc series about Youth Racing School with MoJo.
Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is to produce a documentary series about a youth racing school that teaches kids motorsports after striking a deal with nascent production and management company MoJo.
May 31, 2019
MoJo Global Arts unveils slate of Latinx, jazz films (exclusive)
Morris Ruskin and Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s new Los Angeles-based production and management company MoJo Global Arts has unveiled a slate of three projects featuring a Latinx comedy, a Jazz documentary, and an epic TV project about Harlem.
September 16, 2019
MoJo Global Arts, 2btube, Touche, Strike Strategic Alliance
Los Angeles-based MoJo Global Arts, former Shoreline Ent. CEO Morris Ruskin’s newly-minted production-management venture, has struck a strategic alliance with top Spanish-language group 2btube and its subsidiary Touché Films.
September 9, 2019
MoJo Global Arts picks up North American sales rights to TIFF selection 'Knuckle City' (exclusive)
Morris Ruskin and Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s new production and management company MoJo Global Arts will launch North American sales in Toronto on festival selection and boxing drama Knuckle City.
August 29, 2019