Picrow Director Marc Silver is set to premiere his latest documentary, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, in theaters on June 26th. The film takes a closer look at the 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis, a young black teenager, and the trial of his killer Michael Dunn, a white middle-aged male. The filmmaker intercuts powerful footage from the trial of Dunn with moments shared between Jordan’s parents, Ron and Lucy.
Silver (Who is Dayani Cristal?) premiered the film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where HBO picked up the U.S. television rights. It will air in the fall following the theatrical run.
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Jill Soloway was honored with the Lucy Award For Excellence In Television at Women in Film’s 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards. After receiving the award from Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light, Soloway recalled the advice given to her by Selma director Ava DuVernay encouraging her “to bring all the women filmmakers together.” The Transparent creator closed by saying, “Women speaking the truth is a revolutionary act, and it’ll change the world.”
Picrow thanks the ACLU Foundation of Southern California for honoring Transparent with the Social Responsibility in the Media Award. Transparent creator and showrunner, Jill Soloway, accepted the award at the 21st Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles. The afternoon was truly remarkable and Picrow was proud to have been a part of it.
The Broadcast TV Journalists Association recognized Jeffrey Tambor, naming him Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Amazon Studios’ acclaimed series Transparent. Tambor’s award is another in a string of well-deserved accolades honoring the series over the past year.
The actor closed his speech during the ceremony by saying, ‘I’d like to close by saying I had an acting teacher who said ”when you act you have to act like your life depends on it.” I was given the gift of a role where I have to act and we have to act because other people’s lives depend upon it.’
Picrow-produced musical comedy A History of Radness is among the six new kids pilots announced by Amazon Studios. The pilot, set to premiere this summer, guest stars Henry Rollins, features original music by Hutch Harris of The Thermals, an original score from Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha, and narration by Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeffrey Tambor
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Judith Light
Dogwoof, the UK’s leading documentary film distributor and sales agent, will handle international sales for Marc Silver’s award-winning documentary “3 ½ Minutes.” It will also distribute across all platforms in the UK and is planning a theatrical release for late 2015.
The film debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it received the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact. Domestically the doc will air on HBO following its U.S. theatrical release. “3 ½ Minutes” documents the shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis and the subsequent trial of his killer Michael Dunn.