Film News Roundup: Fox Searchlight Launches Searchlight Shorts

Variety | 3/18/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, Fox Searchlight starts a shorts channel, Uma Thurman signs with ICM and Miramax signs animation exec Michael Lachance.

Fox Searchlight Pictures’ chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula have announced the launch of “Searchlight Shorts” as a collection of short films.

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The shorts are available on Fox Searchlight’s YouTube channel and “Searchlight Shorts” Facebook page. The first film to be released on the Fox Searchlight social media channels is the recent best live action short Oscar winner “Skin,” in which a young boy has an innocent encounter with an African American man at a supermarket and his parents react to the exchange with racial violence.

Other short films to be featured include “Feathers” and “Birdie,” which were acquired in late 2018; “Lavender,” which made its premiere at Sundance earlier this year; and the recently acquired “Sew Torn.” Fox Searchlight plans to release a new short on its YouTube channel once a month.

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Uma Thurman, best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in “Pulp Fiction,” has signed with ICM Partners.

Thurman will be seen this spring in Netflix’s “Chambers,” starring opposite Tony Goldwyn. She will also return to the stage in “Ghosts” at the...
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