National Lampoon & Stage 32’s Search for Comedy Writing Gold

Stage32

We’re thrilled to partner with Stage 32 and recognized their amazing community of talented writers as the place to find such talent. And now we’re even more thrilled to announce the finalists of our co-branded Search for Comedy Gold Screenwriting contest!

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‘Hereditary’ Becomes A24’s Highest-Grossing Pic Worldwide With $78M

Deadline

Ari Aster’s debut feature Hereditary premiered in the Midnight section of Sundance back in January to unanimously positive response and has now become the biggest worldwide grossing movie ever for A24.

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Hereditary Delivers Record Numbers

Box Office Mojo

A24’s Hereditary smashed tracking expectations and even outperformed Mojo’s lofty, pre-weekend forecast to finish within the top five, earning A24 its largest opening ever.

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National Lampoon & Stage 32 Launch Comedy Screenwriting Competition

Deadline

National Lampoon has partnered with online film and TV creatives platform Stage 32 to launch the National Lampoon & Stage 32 Comedy Screenwriting Competition, with the winning script to receive a $5,000 option of 18 months by NL and the winning writer or writers placed into its mentoring program.

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Paul Rudd’s ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Picked Up by IFC Films

The Wrap

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to “The Catcher Was a Spy,” starring Paul Rudd and Sienna Miller, the distribution company announced Tuesday.

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Poor Kiddos: Aussie Cinema Shows Horror Movie Trailer Before ‘Peter Rabbit’

Fox FM

Cinema goers at Events Cinemas Innaloo, Perth, were treated to a terrifying sight this week, when the trailer for R-rated horror flick Hereditary aired before the PG-rated Peter Rabbit

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Watch The Trailer For The Scariest Film Of This Year

LAD Bible

Just one month into 2018, critics are already hedging their bets about the scariest film of the year, tipped to be the forthcoming American horror flick that recently terrified Sundance.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Hereditary’

Variety

Ari Aster’s disturbing spook show, featuring a bravura Toni Collette, is a domestic thriller about the scariest ghosts of all: the spirits within.

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PalmStar Media Closes Near $12M National Lampoon Deal; Can Laugh Brand Regain Luster?

Deadline

In a deal worth just under $12 million, PalmStar Media has acquired all the assets of National Lampoon.

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Can Anyone Repair National Lampoon’s Devastated Brand?

Vanity Fair

Over the past 15 years, three devotees of the comedy institution have attempted to restore the humor brand to its former glory. What happened instead was direct-to-video movies, lawsuits, crippling debt, and two prison sentences.

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