“The Territory” on Disney+

THE TERRITORY Shortlisted for Best Doc Feature Oscar | Streaming on Disney+

The Territory


Sundance Award-Winning Doc About the Indigenous Fight to Protect Their Land in Brazil is Now Streaming on Disney+
From the Uru-eu-wau-wau Community, First-Time Feature Filmmaker Alex Pritz and Award-Winning Producers Sigrid Dyekjær and Darren Aronofsky
Dir: Alex Pritz | 83 min. | Brazil/Denmark/United States | 2022 | Documentary
Produced by: Darren Aronofsky, Will N. Miller, Sigrid Dyekjær,
Lizzie Gillett, and Gabriel Uchida
Synopsis: THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by illegal settlers and an association of non-native farmers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape, and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community, and provides unprecedented access to the settlers illegitimately clearing land and a network of desperate farmers advocating for access to colonize the protected rainforest.

Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on verité footage, captured over three years, as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.

**Winner: Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft and
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award, Sundance**
**Winner: Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival**
**Winner: True Life Fund, True/ False**
**Jury Special Mention, CPH: DOX**
**DOC NYC Shortlist Selection**
**Gotham Awards – Best Documentary Nominee**
**Seven-Time Cinema Eye Awards Nominee**
“Sharply crafted… makes an impact.” – Guy Lodge, VARIETY

“Urgent [and] visually spellbinding.” – Robert Daniels, ROGER EBERT. COM

“Gorgeously and… ingeniously conceived… [Paints] an intimate first-hand portrait of joy, pain, and community, before bursting with rip-roaring intensity as it captures a high-stakes struggle for survival unfolding in the moment.” 
– Siddhant Adlakha, INDIEWIRE

“Moving… goes right to the heart of what filmmaking can be.”

Check off this NYC Bucket List Tour in 2023 for TV/Movie Buffs!

I haven’t been to this attraction, but it sounds fun for TV and movie fans!

Looking for a unique experience in New York City to cross off on your 2023 bucket list? Look no further than On Location Tours’ NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour, the picture-perfect sightseeing experience for film buffs of all ages! This 3-hour guided tour through the most filmed city in the world explores locations from over 60 films and series, and lets you follow in the footsteps of your favorite onscreen characters. On the tour, you’ll visit your favorite Friends at the iconic Friends apartment building; stop by Washington Square Park, as seen in Girls, The Mindy Project, Glee, Someone Great, and When Harry Met Sally; get a glimpse at popular hotels featured in American Hustle, Ocean’s 8, and Home Alone 2; take a photo in front of the iconic firehouse as seen in the Ghostbusters franchise; see the ‘Original Soupman’ and other locations from Seinfeld, and more! The tour ends at McGee’s Pub, the original inspiration for MacLaren’s in How I Met Your Mother, where you can grab a pint and re-live iconic show moments in the shoes of Barney, Ted, Robin, Lily and Marshall.

This tour explores several different Manhattan neighborhoods, including Midtown/Times Square, Flatiron District, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea. As a result, families and friends often find this experience an ideal way to tour the city! It runs as both a public tour and a private tour. The public tour runs daily and costs $61 for adults and $45 for children ages 6-9. The private tour also runs daily and costs $135/person for up to 22 passengers (3-person minimum required).  Tour guides are local actors and actresses and share behind-the-scenes fun facts and trivia about the different sites.


Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic

This is a film, but it will be available On Demand on TV and on digital platorms in October.

Informatoin about the upcoming theatrical release in Los Angeles on Sept 30th and global (across North America and in countries around the world) TVOD/Digital Platforms on October 4th of 1091 Pictures’ Auroris Media film powerful documentary “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic.” 

This powerful story is one that needs to be told, where human trafficking has victims numbering in the hundreds of thousands, sextortion affects 10s of millions of teens and pre-teens…1 in 4 kids are affected or know someone affected.

Auroris Media under their Spotlight Docs Series are continuing to hold sold-out educational theatrical screenings with Q&A’s across the US (tomorrow’s USC educational theatrical screening is also sold-out) ahead of the upcoming LA theatrical run  on Sept 30th  and global TVOD on October 4th. 

Please note in every city we’ve screened—family members of Sextortion victims have spoken up during incredibly emotional Q&A’s with the audience.

The films educational theatrical screening series will continue thru the fall leading into the theatrical run beginning in Los Angeles, CA at the Noho7 Laemmle on September 30th ahead of the 1091 Pictures global TVOD/Digital release of Auroris Media’s powerful and timely feature documentary “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic” from filmmaker Maria Peek (“I Dream of Dance,” “Third Grade”) globally beginning on October 4th, 2022. We greatly appreciate your coverage on this heartrending topic and private screeners and interviews available upon request. As you know,  critical reviews, interviews and stories are vital to powerful impact documentaries such as these — education on this subject can help save lives.

About the Spotlight Docs Series: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online is an Impact Screening Series presented by Spotlight Docs. After its world premiere at the 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival, the film will be traveling with an expert panel to educate parents and teens ahead of the films global TVOD/Digital release on October 4th, 2022. To learn more or book an educational theatrical in your market visit: www.sextortionfilm.com 

Where to RSVP for all Spotlight Docs Upcoming Screenings Across the U.S.: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/keeping-our-kids-safe-online-875809

“Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic,” which made its premiere at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival as part of the Social Justice Feature Documentaries, tackles a disturbing yet timely subject matter, and is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion—a present-day reality for many children online. Auroris Media  is launching a national educational screening tour to help save the next child from this fastest growing global crime (current breaking news on this tragic crime in recent days include California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Australia on CNN, ABC News, etc.).  The screening tour will include Q&A with the filmmakers and expert panels aimed at education and prevention.

About “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic”
Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion–a present-day reality for one in seven children online. Where human trafficking has hundreds of thousands of victims, sextortion victims are in the tens of millions each year. By unsealing the federal case of a top-gun pilot with hundreds of victims, and interviewing survivors and their parents, this true-crime piece exposes an often-overlooked crime against children, the tactics of online predators, and the voices of parents and law enforcement poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks. 

About the Spotlight Docs Series: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online is an Impact Screening Series presented by Spotlight Docs. After its world premiere at the 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival, the film will be traveling with an expert panel to educate parents and teens ahead of the films theatrical release on Sept 30th and global TVOD/Digital release on October 4th, 2022. To learn more visit: www.sextortionfilm.com

Through partnerships with the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, the filmmaking team had unique unrestricted access to all government documents for an international sextortion case of a Top Gun pilot with hundreds of victims, unsealed for this film for the very first time. By interviewing survivors and their parents, this true crime piece exposes this fastest growing crime against children, the tactics of online predators, and the voices of parents and law enforcement poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks. Through interviews with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic  shows the scale of online enticement and exploitation of children– and what we can do to stop it.  The filmmakers created an online educational curriculum in partnership with  NCMEC, which is available at https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz.  Curriculum is available free of charge to educators, parents, federal agents and police departments, and is age-appropriate for middle and high school students.

Where to Pre-Order the film: https://geni.us/Sextortion

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmb9OEo_UvU

Lifetime Announces new original film “Reba McEntire’s The Hammer”






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Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2022) – Lifetime reteams with award-winning entertainer Reba McEntire for Reba McEntire’s The Hammera new movie inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge, Kim Wanker, who hands down justice unlike anyone else.  This is Lifetime’s second collaboration with McEntire who also starred in and executive produced her 2021 holiday film, Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune. The Hammer also reunites McEntire with her Reba co-star Melissa Peterman and stars Kay Shioma Metchie and Rex Linn

The film follows Kim Wheeler (McEntire), an outspoken, firecracker lawyer who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada and is one of the few traveling judges left in America. After the reigning judge passes away under suspicious circumstances, Kim finds herself covering a circuit that stretches between Las Vegas and Reno — a rugged, often desolate area where anything and everything can happen. With gavel in hand, she lays down the law with a no-nonsense brand of justice, that quickly earns her the nickname “The Hammer.”  As the investigation of the former judge’s death heats up, Kim’s sister Kris (Peterman), who runs the local brothel, suddenly becomes the prime suspect, and Kim must work even harder to make certain the appropriate justice is served.

The film also stars Rex Linn as Bart Crawford, a mysterious cowboy with unknown motives and Kay Shioma Metchie as Vicky, the tough talking bailiff who serves as Kim’s right hand and trusted friend.

Reba McEntire’s The Hammer is produced by The Cartel and Pahrump Pictures with Stan Spry, Eric Woods, Anthony Fankhauser, Steven St. Arnaud and Reba McEntire as executive producers. Jeff Beesley directs from a script by Karen Wyscarver and Sanford Golden.

Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, a GMA Dove Award and was a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide. Reba recently earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba’s Top 10 success spans across five straight decades and lands her alongside only George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton in the achievement. Reba McEntire’s special CD & DVD pairing, MY CHAINS ARE GONE debuted as her 28th Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart. Reba recently wrapped REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT, hitting every corner of the country across 20 dates, the superstar treated sold-out audiences to a stacked set of her most celebrated hits. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. Her brand partnerships include Dillard’s, REBA by Justin™ and she was named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in their celebrity colonel campaign. In 2020, Reba launched her very first Spotify original podcast, Living & Learning with Reba McEntire, featuring guests including Dolly Parton, Lady A, Trisha Yearwood, Leslie Jordan, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Fonda and more. Reba announced the development of“Reba’s Place” — a restaurant, bar, live music venue and retail store — set to open in Atoka, Oklahoma later this year. For more information, visit www.reba.com or follow @Reba on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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