Big Beach Interview with The Hollywood Reporter

Big Beach Founders Discuss Handling Hot-Button Issues

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Big Beach Films Co-Founders Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub Talk Gay Conversion Therapy Drama and Transgender Teen Film ‘Three Generations’

BBTV's Robin Schwartz talks 'Must See TV' Era

From Variety : Along with a panel of NBC vets, Robin Schwartz discusses taking risks at NBC and more.

ROBIN SCHWARTZ TO HEAD BIG BEACH TV

Working out of our Los Angeles office, Robin will be the new head of BBBTV

Based in Los Angeles, Schwartz will work closely with company founders Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf in creating series that Big Beach produces. Schwartz also will work with the company’s micro-budget division Beachside, led by Alex Turtletaub and Michael B. Clark. Molly Breeskin, a TV executive at Big Beach, remains at the company’s New York office.

More at Deadline

Rave reviews for DEBATE WARS

Big Beach TV’s original program gets a rave review from the New York Times.

“Whatever happens in Monday night’s presidential debate, it’s unlikely to be anywhere near as entertaining as the goings-on in ‘Debate Wars,’ six episodes of which went up on Thursday on Seeso, the comedy streaming service. ”

SEESO GREENLIGHTS BBTV'S 'DEBATE WARS'

NBC’s comedy streaming channel to host Big Beach TV’s Comedy Debate show hosted by Michael Ian Black.

Seeso, the newly launched ad-free comedy streaming channel, has greenlit DEBATE WARS, a comedy debate show moderated by Michael Ian Black where two teams of comedians and improvisers enter the “Debatium” to settle, once and for all, the greatest arguments of all time – cats versus dogs, pie versus cake, babies versus old people – all in front of a live audience.

More at Broadwayworld.com

LOVING to premiere at Cannes 2016

Jeff Nichols’ latest to premiere in main competition.

From Variety – Mere months after “Midnight Special” premiered at Berlin, Nichols will unveil this civil rights drama starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as an interracial couple in 1958 Virginia. Set to open theatrically Nov. 4 through Focus Features.

STARZ ANNOUNCES 'POUR VIDA' FROM BIG BEACH TV

Premium cable channel Starz announced Pour Vida: a series inspired by a short story by Richard Villegas, Jr. (I [Heart] Babylon, La Música Romántica). Big Beach TV will produce with Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine Cleaning, Safety Not Guaranteed), Dan Pasternack (Portlandia, Starved, Beggars and Choosers) and Erin Keating (Portlandia, Bunk, The Spoils of Babylon) executive producing. Pour Vida follows twin sisters, Brook and Lyn Hernandez, who inherit an East LA building from their recently deceased aunt who raised them. They open Pour Vida, a new wine and tapas bar, in a building in Boyle Heights which houses a failing lesbian bar below and a village-like collection of Eastside denizens in three units above. Pour Vida is the sisters’ attempt to put the “gente” in the “gentefication” of the historic barrio.

Big Beach bringing WHITE FANG to life

From Deadline, Big Beach has teamed with French animation company Superprod and Luxembourg-bassed Bidibul Productions to turn the classic Jack London novel White Fang into an animated film.

Big Beach announces THE MONOPOLISTS

From Deadline, Big Beach is developing a film about the origins of the most popular board game in history – Monopoly.

ABOUT RAY TO PREMIERE AT TIFF

From IndieWire: The official announcement that About Ray will premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

THREE GENERATIONS FIRST LOOK

‘Teen Vogue’ gives a great exclusive first look at our upcoming film.

The magazine discusses how in Three Generations, Elle Fanning stars alongside big-screen vets like Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon to play a teenager who transitions from female to male and has to help his family come to terms with his new identity.

MICHAEL MITNICK TO DIRECT SOME ARE BORN GREAT

The in-demand screenwriter to make directorial debut with Big Beach.

FROM DEADLINE:

Michael Mitnick has made his mark as co-writer on last year’s The Giver as well as two hot scripts currently in the works for movies: the 2011 Black List script The Current War (now at The Weinstein Company) and Pinocchio for Robert Downey Jr and Warner Bros. Now he is set to jump behind the camera for the first time, sealing a deal to make his feature directorial debut.

JEFF NICHOLS TO DIRECT 'LOVING', STARRING JOEL EDGERTON AND RUTH NEGGA

The director of the acclaimed indies Mud and Take Shelter, will be directing Loving, from Big Beach and Raindog Films.

Deadline breaks the story of a drama that Nichols wrote and will direct with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga starring as Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case Loving vs. Virginia.

ME HIM HER TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE AT SIFF

Max Landis’ directorial debut highlighted among lineup at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

Variety highlights Me Him Her among the “galas, premieres and special presentations”.

MOLLY BREESKIN ON DEVELOPING TELEVISION

“I Still Love Film, But This is The New Golden Age of TV, with Deeper and Darker Approaches to Storytelling”

Molly Breeskin is interviewed by Filmmaker Magazine on what it’s like to move from film to TV.

BIG BEACH JOINS DREAMWORKS FOR 'INTELLIGENT LIFE'

‘Jurassic World’ director Colin Trevorrow tackling Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Intelligent Life’

From The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks has picked up Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller that Trevorrow wrote with his Jurassic collaborator Derek Connolly, with Trevorrow attached to direct.

Frank Marshall, who will produce with Trevorrow and Big Beach. Connolly is executive producing.

FIRST LOOK AT ELLE FANNING AS 'RAY' IN THREE GENERATIONS

Elle Fanning plays transgender teenager Ray in Big Beach’s upcoming “Three Generations”

Fanning, 16, will star as Ray, whose decision to live as a boy complicates life for her single mom Maggie, played by Naomi Watts, who must come to terms with having to raise her only daughter as a son. Susan Sarandon adds to the family drama as Ray’s grandmother, a lesbian who is also struggling with her granddaughter’s life-changing decision.

NAOMI WATTS, SUSAN SARANDON, ELLE FANNING JOIN 'THREE GENERATIONS'

In a pre-American Film Market move, Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning have come on board to star in Big Beach’s “Three Generations.”