The format, initially seen in films like "Searching" with John Cho, allowed the actors to be filmed in their homes in Los Angeles, Nashville, Anaheim, New York and other remote locations amid the pandemic.
Maria Zatulovskaya at Bazelevs are executive producing with Neil Elman, Hannah Pillemer, Tony Vassiliadis and Fernando Szew at MarVista Entertainment; and Tomás Yankelevich, Peter Bevan and Mariana Sanjurjo at Particular Crowd. The film's producers are Timur Bekmambetov, Adam Sidman and Vicky Petela at Bazelevs.
MarVista will be handling worldwide distribution alongside Endeavor Content outside of LATAM, where it will air on WarnerMedia platforms. "#FBF" is part of a multi-picture deal between MarVista and Particular Crowd.
The cast also includes Kylee Russell ("Z-O-M-B-I-E-S"), Emily Skinner ("Andi Mack"), Ciara Riley Wilson ("Kim Possible"), David Barerra ("Generation Kill") and Maria Canals-Barerra ("Wizards of Waverly Place").
Annie soon realizes the laptop is everything she needs to pose as her mom for the day, repair her parents’ marriage and encourage them to move back from Florida. "#FBF" follows teenager Annie (Cree Cicchino), who accidentally takes her mom's (Judd) laptop instead of her own to visit her father in New Jersey.
Ashley Judd is set to star in the upcoming YA drama "#FBF," a movie that takes place almost entirely on smartphones and computer screens.
Ashley Peter is repped at Lighthouse Management & Media. Ilyssa Goodman is repped by manager Seth Nagel and attorney Nina Ameri.” />
Cicchino is repped by Circle of Confusion, A3 Artists Agency and Chad Christopher as Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson and Christopher. Judd is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown and Passman.
Ilyssa Goodman ("A Cinderella Story") is directing the film from a screenplay that she wrote with Ashley Peter ("The Morning Show").

Judge Sidney Stein seemed to back Boutrous' contention regarding Weinstein's influence over Judd's career.
Judd was among the first to expose his sexual misconduct, telling the New York Times in October 2017 that he had tried to massage her, and asked her to watch him take a shower. She refused and left. Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in a prison near Buffalo, N.Y., for rape and sexual assault.
Judd's attorney, Theodore Boutrous, argued that Weinstein held power over her even if she was not working on a Miramax project at the time of the hotel room meeting.
Judge Morgan Christen, one of the three panel judges, suggested that the court might construe the statute to refer to any business relationship where one party has coercive power over another — rather than relying on the list of relationships spelled out in the statute.
Judd appealed the dismissal, and a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit heard argument on the case via videoconference on Friday morning.
"I think it would be reasonable for her to think that this man held substantial sway over her career."” /> "I don't think there's any question that he was a major player in the industry at the time," Stein said.
"He was still the overlord of the film industry." Judd couldn't sever her ties with Harvey Weinstein at that time. He was the gateway to professional success for actors," Boutrous argued. "Ms.
Ashley Judd's attorney urged the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to revive a sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein.
Judd had previously worked on one Miramax film, "Smoke," which came out in 1995.
Arguing for Weinstein, attorney Phyllis Kupferstein asserted that their relationship had ended after that film, and that they had no business relationship at the time of the hotel meeting.
"That's over." "The relationship has to be existing at the time of the harassment," she argued.
"I imagine the relationship might not just be dependent on a job title," she said.
She cited an interview with director Peter Jackson, in which Jackson said Miramax had discouraged him from hiring Judd for "The Lord of the Rings," saying she was a "nightmare to work with." Judd sued the producer in April 2018, alleging that Weinstein had sexually harassed her at a hotel room in the mid-1990s, and then blackballed her in the industry when she rebuffed him.
District Judge Philip Gutierrez allowed Judd to pursue her defamation and retaliation claims, but dismissed the harassment allegation, finding that Judd's role as a "prospective employee" was not covered under California sexual harassment law. U.S.
The California Legislature amended the state sexual harassment law in 2018 to explicitly cover the sort of informal relationships typically found in the entertainment industry, such as those between producers and actors.

But, Gutierrez ruled that Weinstein's relationship to her as a prospective employer on future projects is not covered by sexual harassment law.
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Ashley Judd may pursue her allegations that Harvey Weinstein blackballed her after she declined his sexual advances.
Boutrous said the case will now proceed to discovery, including taking Weinstein's deposition.
"The law should not tolerate this abuse of power to damage another's career." "We are very pleased that today the District Court held that Ashley Judd can proceed with her lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and continue her effort to vindicate the wrongs he committed against her among so many other women," said Judd's attorney, Theodore Boutrous.
no previous 'experiences' — with Plaintiff, his statement that he had 'bad experiences' with her would be a provable fabrication," the judge held. "If Defendant indeed had no previous professional interactions — i.e.
Judd Ruling by gmaddaus on Scribd” />
She refused and walked out. Judd filed suit in April, alleging that Weinstein smeared her reputation and dissuaded Peter Jackson from hiring her on "The Lord of the Rings." Judd was one of the first to speak out against Weinstein, telling the New York Times that he invited her to a hotel room in late 1996 or early 1997, tried to massage her, and asked her to watch him take a shower.
"The temporary nature of a prospective employment relationship is qualitatively different than the often-more-permanent relationships common with the categories of individuals explicitly listed in the statute," the judge wrote.
An amended complaint is due on Oct. 19. Gutierrez granted Judd's attorneys the opportunity to amend the harassment claim.
In his ruling, Gutierrez held that Judd's retaliation claims — defamation, interference with economic advantage, and unfair business practices — are sufficient to proceed.
In a motion to dismiss, Weinstein's lawyers argued that his alleged conduct did not rise to the level of sexual harassment, and that the entire suit should be thrown out due to the statute of limitations. They also claim that Weinstein tried to cast Judd in other roles, proving he did not intend to harm her career, and that Weinstein's purported statement that Judd was a "nightmare" was an opinion, and therefore not a provable fact subject to a defamation claim.
However, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez dismissed Judd's sexual harassment claim against the disgraced producer, finding that it would be unprecedented to apply the statute to a prospective employer.
Gutierrez also dismissed the statute of limitations objections, finding it plausible that Judd did not know she had been blacklisted until the Jackson interview was published.
After the Weinstein scandal broke last fall, Jackson said in an interview that Miramax had discouraged him from hiring Judd and actress Mira Sorvino, describing them as a "nightmare to work with." Judd argued that she only had a two-day part in the 1995 Miramax film "Smoke," which was positive, and during which she had no interaction with Weinstein, and that therefore Weinstein's comments were defamatory. Judd says she was up for a part in "The Lord of the Rings" two years later, but did not get it.

We don’t want to be looked at as weak for not being able to handle ourselves in a business run by men. We don’t want to be the first or only voice in the room. He didn’t explicitly offer a trade — sex for work — even though I knew that was what he was implying. We don’t want to lose work by being defined as a Difficult Woman. We don’t want to be attacked for reading into something that may or may not have been there. I know this is an inner dialogue many women have — it’s part of what’s holding so many of us back from sharing our stories. The question — and this is not an excuse — is what defines sexual harassment in the workplace? And I hadn’t gone to his hotel.
To the countless other women who have experienced the gray areas: I believe you.” /> While I still do feel guilty for not speaking up all those years ago, I’m glad for this moment of reckoning.
If I had spoken up a decade ago, would I have saved countless women from the same experience I had or worse? That was the end of that encounter — I was never hired for one of his films, and I didn’t speak up about my experience. It wasn’t until Ashley Judd heroically shared her story a few days ago that I felt ashamed.
There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there. Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. “I want to put you in one of my movies,” he said and offered to let me choose which one I liked best. There was a pile of scripts sitting on his desk. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. In the early 2000s Harvey Weinstein called me into his office. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy.
En route, she called me to say she couldn’t make it. I called one of my actress friends to explain my discomfort with the situation, and she offered to come with me. I knew he was lying, so I politely and apologetically reiterated that I could no longer come by. A few weeks later, I was asked to do a follow-up meeting at his hotel. Not wanting to be at the hotel alone with him, I made up an excuse — I had an early morning and would have to postpone. Harvey told me that my actress friend was already at his hotel and that both of them would be very disappointed if I didn’t show.
Following the publication on Tuesday morning of two more exposes detailing sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, actress Heather Graham recalls indirectly being propositioned by the studio mogul.
My hope is that this moment starts a dialogue on redefining sexual harassment in the workplace and empowers women to speak out when they feel uncomfortable in a situation. I hope that dialogue covers the gray areas where we ask ourselves, “Did what I think happen just happen?” and that we are no longer shamed into feeling that we should grow a thicker skin, or that our story “isn’t good enough to count.” I’m glad the victims are being heard, that powerful voices in the industry are speaking up to say this kind of behavior isn’t acceptable anymore, and that a predator is finally facing the consequences — it means the world is starting to change for the better.

"He is very Trumpian in that regard." "What I learned about Harvey in the two years of proximity with him at Talk was that nothing about his outward persona, the beguiling Falstaffian charmer who persuaded — or bamboozled — me into leaving The New Yorker and joining him, was the truth," she wrote.
Brown said that Weinstein comes off as a big, blustery, rough diamond kind of a guy, the kind of old-time studio chief who lives large, writes big checks and exudes bonhomie.
Talk folded in 2002. Brown worked with Weinstein from 1998 to 2002 on Talk magazine, a joint venture of Miramax's Talk Media and Hearst Magazines.
Tina Brown has weighed in on the explosive Harvey Weinstein scandal, asserting that he shares the trait of being a serial harasser with President Donald Trump.
"It was startling — and professionally mortifying — to discover how many hacks writing gossip columns or entertainment coverage were on the Miramax payroll with a 'consultancy' or  a 'development deal' (one even at The New York Times)." "Strange contracts pre-dating us would suddenly surface, book deals with no deadline attached authored by attractive or nearly famous women, one I recall was by the stewardess on a private plane," she said.
"Kudos to Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, and now all the many new voices captured by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. Ailes. O‘Reilly, Weinstein. Crossing him, even now, is scary. But it’s a different era now. "It takes one brave whistleblower and then two to get the ball rolling and give the shattered sharers of the same story permission to speak out to The New York Times," she said. It’s over, except for one — the serial sexual harasser in the White House."” /> Cosby. Harvey is an intimidating and ferocious man.
Brown credited actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan for going public with their allegations in the first New York Times story on Oct. 5.
Brown noted that she became aware of Weinstein's business practices during her Talk tenure as part of running Miramax's fledgling book company as part of her Talk deal.
"The real Harvey is fearful, paranoid, and hates being touched (at any rate, when fully dressed)." "Wrong," she wrote.
Brown made the comparison Tuesday in a New York Times column with the headline "What Harvey and Trump have in common." The piece was published on the same day that the Times and the New Yorker both released detailed stories of Weinstein's alleged sexual abuses of multiple women — two days after Weinstein was forced out of his own company.

In a bizarre statement addressing the New York Times' exposé on sexual harassment allegations against him, Harvey Weinstein ostensibly quoted Jay-Z's track "4:44" off his latest album of the same name in an apparent expression of contrition.
While Weinstein disputes some of the specific allegations, he is working with therapists to address his behavior, per his statement. Many of the incidents took place in hotels such as the Peninsula in Los Angeles or Savoy in London, according to the report.
The story also quotes actress Ashley Judd, who spoke to Variety in 2015 about being sexually harassed by an unnamed mogul. Weinstein has retained a team of lawyers including Lisa Bloom — typically known for working with victims of sexual misconduct, and whose book Weinstein's company is adapting to television — to defend him, and is preparing to sue the Times over the report.” />
The closest approximation are the following lyrics from the song "4:44:" "And if my children knew / I don’t even know what I would do. If they ain’t look at me the same / I would prob’ly die with all the shame." The statement reads, "Jay Z wrote in 4:44 'I’m not the man I thought I was, and I better be that man for my children.' The same is true for me." However, the quote in question does not appear anywhere throughout the "4:44" album.
The Times also reported that Weinstein reached confidential settlements with at least eight women, including McGowan. Celebrities including Lena Dunham, Amber Tamblyn, and Rose McGowan have spoken out following the report, which details allegations from "dozens" of women dating back decades. Weinstein, who has five children, announced that he would be taking a leave of absence amid the growing scandal.