JENNIFER ANISTON, TIG NOTARO BOARD BUTTIGIEG BANDWAGON: Pete Buttigieg has a huge following in Hollywood, helping him lead the Democratic field in fundraising in the second quarter. In a filing released Monday night, Buttigieg disclosed contributions from several Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro, Spike Jonze, Kevin Bacon, John Stamos and Larry David.
ANTON YELCHIN DOC SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE HIS SONGS: A documentary about the life and career of late actor Anton Yelchin, who rose to fame for roles in Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation, will feature his journal entries, photography and original music. The project is directed by former editor Garrett Price, and will also be peppered with interviews with family, friends and colleagues, including J.J. Abrams, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage, Like Crazy director Drake Doremus, Jodie Foster, John Cho and more. The soundtrack to Love, Antosha releases digitally and via CD on July 16, with the film debuting in Los Angeles on Aug. 2 and New York on Aug. 9.
NETFLIX SET FOR BIG-BUDGET WILDLIFE DOC: Netflix is embarking on its first high-end wildlife documentary series, in partnership with Blue Planet II creator James Honeyborne. Dubbed Oceans, it will tell the stories of the oceans across the planet. Each episode will focus on a different ocean, and will explore its varied characteristics. Production will begin later this year.
TRAILERED TO CONNECT MOVIEGOERS: A new online search tool called Trailered has been designed to connect moviegoers with showtimes, trailers and tickets for all available films. The free service is launching in the U.S. and Canada. Fandango is a ticketing partner. “Until now, finding out where, when and what films are showing has tended to be a somewhat tedious and tricky discovery process. Trailered makes the entire journey a much more engaging, streamlined and simpler for moviegoers,” said Ste Thompson, CEO and Creative Director of Powster, the creative studio and production company that created the new service. “Trailered makes finding which movies are playing at theaters nearby an effortless user experience. Simply load the site, and press play on any trailer listed. Those trailers listed are the current films in the movie theater that you can view that same evening.”