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Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem Film F1 Movie at Rolex 24 in New Set Photos on January 27, 2024 at 10:22 pm Us Weekly

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Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are making their untitled Formula 1 racing movie look as real as possible by filming scenes at Rolex 24.

The actors were spotted working while at the 62nd Rolex 24 on Saturday, January 27, at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. They’ve been filming in the area for a couple of weeks, including a local diner and laundromat, and will continue to shoot scenes throughout the race over the weekend.

John Doonan, president of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), said the organization was more than happy to host Pitt and Bardem.

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“When we were contacted by the movie team about the possibility of filming here, we were very thrilled that our property, Daytona International Speedway, the World Center of Racing and IMSA could be part of that,” Doonan said in a press conference on Saturday. “It’s a testament to the folks making the film that they want it to be 100% authentic. They ran until 2 in the morning two nights ago.”

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Filming will take place during the race, but Bardem, 54, or Pitt won’t be behind the wheel. Professional race car drivers Adam Adelson, Elliott Skeer, Jan Heylen and Fred Makowiecki will be in control of the No. 120 Porsche 911 GT3, which is covered in shades of bright blue with green accents. They’re competing in the Rolex 24 for Wright Motorsports.

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Using real race footage will make the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film as real as possible. “We’ve all seen racing movies. We can all name our favorite racing movies,” Doonan added. “But for me, it’s about making sure the movie is authentic. And although I didn’t approve the paint scheme, it looks pretty slick.”

Previously, racing fans noticed Pitt, 60, and Damson Idris filming scenes at the British Grand Prix in July. “I’m a little giddy right now, I’ve got to say,” Pitt told Sky Sports at the time . “It’s great to be here. Having such a laugh, time of my life.”

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Pitt revealed that he plays a fictional driver named Sonny Hayes. “So [Sonny Hayes] has a horrible crash, kind of craps out and disappears and is racing in other disciplines. And then his friend, played by Javier Bardem, is a team owner,” he explained. “They’re a last-place team. They’re 21, 22 on the grid. They’ve never scored a point. They have a young phenom played by Damson Idris, and he brings me in as a kind of Hail Mary and hijinks ensue.”

The Apple Original movie doesn’t have an official title nor release date yet, but it certainly has impressive talent behind the camera. In addition to Bruckheimer and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton is a producer.

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“Lewis, who is also our producer, is really, really intent that we respect the sport, that we show it for what it is,” Pitt shared. “I gotta tell you, as a civilian, I had no idea what it takes to be a driver. The aggression and dexterity — they’re amazing athletes and I’ve got so much respect for everyone out there in all classes.”

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Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski will helm the film. Pitt teased that Kosinski’s experience with filming at high speeds will only make the film even more unique. (Though they were not piloting the plane, the actors were actually in the air and experiencing real G-forces in the Top Gun sequel.)

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“You’ll see the cameras mounted all over the car,” Pitt noted. “The shots, you’ve never seen speed, you’ve never the G-forces like this. It’s really, really exciting.”

Last year, Bruckheimer gushed over Pitt’s skills behind the wheel.

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“It’ll be very exciting,” Bruckheimer, 80, told Entertainment Tonight in November 2023 at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas. “We have Brad Pitt racing. We did some background filming and we’ll be back here next year. … He does it all himself. He’s an amazing athlete, the drivers are amazed at how good he is.”

Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are making their untitled Formula 1 racing movie look as real as possible by filming scenes at Rolex 24. The actors were spotted working while at the 62nd Rolex 24 on Saturday, January 27, at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. They’ve been filming in the area for a couple of weeks, 

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Rosie Maddox: Rom-Com Wins with Best Screenplay!

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Get ready to applaud because Rosie Maddox, the creative genius behind “Wishing on Stars,” is making waves with her latest triumph as the winner of the Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award! Her captivating storytelling has earned her a well-deserved spotlight at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, where her heartwarming screenplay stole hearts and tickled funny bones.

From the bustling streets of Washington to the vibrant cityscape of Seattle, Rosie’s narrative prowess shines as she crafts a tale of serendipitous reunions and unexpected love. With “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie invites audiences on an enchanting journey of rediscovery, friendship, and the magic of second chances.

This isn’t just any rom-com—it’s a testament to Rosie’s innate ability to infuse depth and authenticity into her characters, making them leap off the page and into our hearts. As we eagerly await the cinematic adaptation of “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie continues to captivate audiences with her unique brand of storytelling, proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of film.

Join us in celebrating Rosie Maddox’s remarkable achievement and stay tuned for more updates as she continues to enchant us with her magical tales of laughter, love, and the endless possibilities of the human heart. Congratulations, Rosie—you’ve truly earned your place among the stars!

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From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

“Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!”

 

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“Changing Spots”: A Heartwarming Family Journey

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In “Changing Spots,” Lauren L. Owen masterfully weaves a heartwarming tale centered around Lizzie Jennings, a black anthropology student in her mid-30s, and her aging father, Walter. As Walter grapples with the challenges of living independently for the first time, Lizzie steps in to assist him, embarking on a dual mission to help her father become self-sustainable while documenting their progress for her thesis. Through candid interviews and her own camera footage, the story unfolds in a captivating mockumentary style, offering a glimpse into the tender moments and humorous mishaps that define their journey.

Owen, a trailblazing talent in the industry and the first Black or African American graduate of NYU’s MBA/MFA dual master’s degree program, brings her unique perspective to “Changing Spots.” With a remarkable background in producing, writing, and directing, including collaborations with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and notable projects like “BlacKkKlansman” and “See You Yesterday,” Owen’s work is deeply rooted in promoting diversity both on and off the screen. Through her storytelling, she celebrates the bond between black women and their fathers, shedding light on the often overlooked narratives that resonate with audiences on a profound level.

Fun fact: Lauren Owen is also an Associate Producer for the Netflix Original Film, “See You Yesterday,” further showcasing her versatility and impact in the industry.

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As Owen shares her personal connection to the story, drawing inspiration from her own experiences and her playful sense of humor inherited from her father, she invites viewers to embrace the complexities of familial relationships and the importance of staying connected despite life’s challenges. “Changing Spots” serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of love, laughter, and shared moments, resonating with audiences of all backgrounds and generations.

Moreover, Owen’s exceptional talent as a writer shines through as she clinched the prestigious Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, further cementing her status as a rising star in the industry. This accolade not only recognizes Owen’s remarkable storytelling skills but also underscores the universal appeal and relatability of “Changing Spots.” As audiences continue to embrace this heartwarming tale, Owen’s win serves as a testament to the enduring impact of stories that celebrate the beauty of family bonds and the journey of self-discovery.

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Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

 

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“A Messy Divorce” Named Finalist for Best Dark Comedy Film Award

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev

Phil Grishayev, a talented filmmaker based in Los Angeles, is making waves in the comedy film scene with his uproarious short film, “A Messy Divorce.” Born and raised in Poland, Grishayev relocated to the United States in his early twenties, where his passion for storytelling and visual arts blossomed. Despite being relatively new to directing and producing, Grishayev’s creative vision and dedication have propelled him into the spotlight of the entertainment industry.

“A Messy Divorce” is not only Grishayev’s directorial debut but also a testament to his ability to breathe life into captivating narratives. The film, originally conceived as a screenplay by Grishayev’s friend Lenar Kamalov, follows the misadventures of a newly divorced couple who accidentally run over a man on the road and hilariously attempt to cover up their tracks. With its clever twists and comedic timing, “A Messy Divorce” has earned critical acclaim and audience praise alike.

Despite its humble beginnings, “A Messy Divorce” has already achieved notable success in the film festival circuit. Grishayev’s screenplay won a prestigious award at SWN, and the film was selected as an Official Entry at the Houston Comedy Festival in 2021. Now, as a finalist for the Best Dark Comedy Film Award at the esteemed Houston Comedy Film Festival, “A Messy Divorce” continues to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor and wit.

Looking ahead, Grishayev has ambitious plans to expand “A Messy Divorce” into a full-length feature film, showcasing his commitment to storytelling and filmmaking. With his innovative approach and creative flair, Grishayev is poised to make a lasting impact on the comedy genre and beyond.

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As the anticipation builds for the Houston Comedy Film Festival, all eyes are on Phil Grishayev and “A Messy Divorce,” eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners. In the meantime, audiences can experience the comedic brilliance of Grishayev’s work and witness the rise of a promising filmmaker in the entertainment industry.

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev, and Hollywood Executive Producer and Houston Comedy Film Festival Director, Roselyn Omaka

From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

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