Thursday, December 15, 2011
Howard Stern It has been rumored for some time. Now it's correct: Howard Stern introduced on his satellite-radio show Thursday morning he signed an agreement being the brand new judge on NBC's America's Got Talent. The show confirmed the announcement.His show (@SternShow) tweeted: "It's official - Howard just signed the contract - he's the latest judge on America's Got Talent! #H100 #AGT"Howard Stern in foretells join America's Got Talent"I take knowing very seriously," Stern stated on his show ThursdayTalent will relocate to NY from the La headquarters, to support radio stations host's schedule on SiriusXM. "Howard Stern's bigger-than-existence personality brings a fantastic new dynamic to America's Got Talent beginning this summer time," stated Paul Telegdy, NBC's leader of alternative and late-evening programming. "He's an established innovator and the history in broadcasting is really amazing. Howard is extremely enthusiastic about this show and it is fully dedicated to its future success."Photo gallery: The very best performances of 2011After Piers Morgan introduced he'd be walking lower from his position like a judge in November, gossips started circulating that Stern would fill outdoors slot.Stern will join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel as idol judges on which was last summer's most widely used show. (The finale entertained 14 million audiences.)Do you consider Stern can make a great judge on America's Got Talent?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The 18th Slamdance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 20-26 in Park City, Utah, will showcase 18 feature length films -- 10 narrative films and 8 documentaries -- from first-time directors in its feature competition programs. Thirteen of the movies, culled from nearly 5,000 submissions, are world premieres. In announcing the selections Wedneday, Peter Baxter, Slamdance president and co-founder, said, "Our competition showcase reflects new approaches to filmmaking that mirror the challenging times in which we currently live. These films showcase filmmakers who have a tremendous ability to innovate, experiment, and lead us boldly into the future of independent filmmaking. The Slamdance line-up consists of: NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION PROGRAM: Bindlestiffs Director: Andrew Edison, Screenwriters: Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin. (USA) Three smart-mouthed high school virgins, suspended from school on a graffiti charge, flee to the inner city to live out the plot of The Catcher in the Rye. Cast: Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin, John Karna Comforting Skin Director: Derek Franson, Screenwriter: Derek Franson. (Canada) US Premiere A lonely young woman's desperate need for emotional and physical companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin. Cast: Jane Sowerby, Tygh Runyan, Victoria Bidewell Doppelgänger Paul (or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself) Director: Dylan Akio Smith, Kris Elgstrand, Screenwriter: Kris Elgstrand. (Canada) US Premiere The unlikely relationship of two lonely men whose connection sets off a chain of events resulting in the loss of a thumb, the theft of a manuscript, and two appearances on a popular morning talk show. Cast: Brad Dryborough, Tygh Runyan Faith, Love and Whiskey Director: Kristina Nikolova, Screenwriters: Kristina Nikolova, Paul Dalio. (Bulgaria) World Premiere A young Bulgarian woman, engaged to a well-off American, panics and runs back home, reuniting with her drifter friends and the wild life of her past and falling in love with her passionate but alcoholic best friend. Cast: Ana Stojanovska, Valeri Yordanov, John Keabler, Lidia Indjova, Yavor Baharov Heavy Girls Director: Axel Ranisch, Screenwriters: Axel Ranisch, Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner. (Germany) US Premiere Sven lives with his elderly mother; Daniel is her caregiver. When she wanders off, their misadventure to find her leads them to discover their confusing affection for each other. Cast: Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner, Ruth Bickelhaupt OK, Good Director: Daniel Martinico, Screenwriters: Hugo Armstrong, Daniel Martinico. (USA) World Premiere A series of demoralizing auditions and a cultish movement workshop push a struggling actor over the edge. Cast: Hugo Armstrong Roller Town Director: Andrew Bush, Screenwriters: Andrew Bush, Mark Little, Scott Vrooman (Canada) US Premiere At the peak of disco-mania, three friends try and stop a local crime syndicate from turning their beloved roller rink into a video arcade. Cast: Kayla Lorette, Mark Little, Scott Vrooman The Sound of Small Things Director/Screenwriter: Peter McLarnan. (USA) World Premiere Sam and Cara's attempt to navigate their young marriage is complicated by miscommunication, suspicion and her deafness. Cast: Cara Krippner, Sam Hoolihan Sundowning Director/Screenwriter: Frank Rinaldi. (Singapore/USA) World Premiere A story about the relationship between a young woman who has lost her memory and her mysterious caregiver. Cast: Shannon Fitzpatrick, Susan Chau Welcome to Pine Hill Director/Screenwriter: Keith Miller. (USA) World Premiere A reformed drug dealer, now a claims adjuster by day and bouncer by night, receives earthshattering news that compels him to return to his past and seek transcendence beyond the Brooklyn concrete. Cast: Shannon Harper, Mary Meyers, David Williams DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION PROGRAM: Buffalo Girls Director: Todd Kellstein. (Thailand/USA) World Premiere Two eight year old girls fight in rural Thailand's underground child boxing economy to earn money to support their families. Danland Director: Alexandra Berger, Screenwriters: Ann Husaini, Alexandra Berger. (USA) World Premiere Amateur porn producer Dan Leal, aka 'Porno Dan,' searches for intimacy despite his industry and in spite of himself. The First Season Director: Rudd Simmons. (USA) World Premiere To achieve their version of the American dream, the Van Amburg family struggle as they fight against relentless toil, financial ruin and the harsh reality of dairy farming. Getting Up Director: Caskey Ebeling, Screenwriter: Tempt. (USA) World Premiere After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and rendered almost completely paralyzed, Tony "Tempt" Quan, a legendary L.A. graffiti artist, regains his voice through technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art and write once again. I Want My Name Back Director: Roger Paradiso. (USA) Utah Premiere Thirty years after the historic recording of the iconic mega-hit "Rapper's Delight," Master Gee & Wonder Mike come back to reclaim their identities and rightful place in Hip Hop history. Kelly Director: James Stenson. (USA) World Premiere Having fled a provincial past, a young, transgender prostitute searches for love and acceptance in a landscape of broken Hollywood Dreams. No Ashes, No Phoenix Director/Screenwriter: Jens Pfeifer. (Germany) World Premiere A locker room expose about young basketball players in Hagen, Germany who face their fears of losing and challenge enormous odds to succeed. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists Director/Screenwriter: Brian Knappenberger. (USA) World Premiere An intimate look inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. Related Topics
The initial trailer for Rock Old range has turned up online, and chances are maybe you have possessed an album in the type of Journey, Foreigner or Whitesnake, you'll probably enjoy it.Altered within the stage musical and hang up one of the crotch-thrusting excesses in the eighties, the film sees "smalltown girl" (see that which you did there?) Julianne Hough fall mind over heels with Diego Boneta's city boy (sorry), while Cruise hair-metal rocker rips it on-stage.Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta Manley plays a spiritual wing-nut who isn't keen on stone, and won't be putting a cent anywhere near that jukebox.Take a look within the trailer below... Just like a celebration from the musical era that's basically one extended guilty pleasure, enjoyment of that certain will most likely relaxation inside your tolerance for middle-aged males in spandex and interminable, finger-shredding guitar solos. Fortunately, we're quite interested in everything, and therefore will in all probability provide a peek!Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Akerman and Paul Giamatti are among the supporting cast, with Hairspray's Adam Shankman filling the director's chair. Time to take out that old Poison album while watching film's release on 8 June 2012.
Monday, December 12, 2011
A Studiocanal relieve a Marilyn Prods. presentation from the Marilyn Prods., Studiocanal, Craig Films, Saga Film, Rhamsa Prods. production, in colaboration with Canal Plus, Orange Cinema Series. (Worldwide sales: Studiocanal, Paris.) Produced by Franck Chorot. Directed, put together by Sylvain Estibal.With: Sasson Gabay, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaya, Gassan Abbas, Khalifa Natour, Lofti Abdelli, Ulrich Tukur, Khaled Riani, Uri Gabai, Ido Shaked, Thierry Lopez. (Arabic, Hebrew, British, French dialogue)Neither kosher nor halal, the unusual catch from the Palestinian fisherman might be the availability of numerous chuckles inside the Euro-funded, Gaza-set "When Pigs Have Wings." French novelist-switched-director Sylvain Estibal's first feature lacks, somewhat ironically, a apparent dramatic structure, though a humanistic perf from thesp Sasson Gabay ("The Band's Visit") together with a combo of gentle situational comedy and light-weight sociopolitical critique partially atone for the story's inclination to ramble. Limited fall release did respectable amounts in Gaul, as well as the marketing-ready premise could generate niche biz elsewhere. Broke piscator Jafaar (Gabbay) finds a pig within the nets, and also the chronic poverty dictates he search for a buyer for your unclean animal, though that's simpler theoretically. Jafaar tries several options, including taking it for the U.N., selling its sperm and, somewhat bizarrely, undertaking an unforeseen stint just like a suicide bomber. Each is carried out for gentle laffs, though Jafaar's rapport along with his wife (Baya Belal) as well as the Israeli soldiers (Ido Shaked, Thierry Lopez) by themselves roof inject a welcome sobering note. Below-the-line credits, plus a simple but effective score, are saved to the money.Camera (color), Romain Winding editor, Damien Keyeux music, Aqualactica, Boogie Balaban production designer, Albrecht Konrad costume designer, Marie-Josephine Gracia. Examined at Brady Theater, Paris, November. 18, 2011. (In Tokyo, japan, japan Film Festival -- competing.) Running time: 98 MIN. Contact Boyd van Hoeij at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 9, 2011
First Published: December 9, 2011 2:53 PM EST Credit: Getty Images Caption Angelina Jolie arrives In The Land Of Blood And Honey Los Angeles Premiere on December 8, 2011LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Angelina Jolies feature film directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, is set to hit theaters later this month and although the stunning actress has starred in dozen of films, she admits she was apprehensive about taking the directorial reins for the first time. I was very shy, Angelina told Access Hollywood of the first time she called Action on set, at the films premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday. Somebody filmed it, and I think I say it like (quietly) Action and nobody could hear me. So everybody kind of said, Youre going to have to suck it up and do better than that. By the end, I was properly saying it, but at the beginning, I was whispering, she added. By the time filming drew to a close, the mother of six had found her voice. I did scream, Thats a wrap, she told Access. By that time, everybody had become this cast is from multiple sides of the conflict, multiple parts of the region, so to come together was such a beautiful thing, to see them make friends. By the time we wrapped, it was very emotional. Though navigating the new territory of directing was originally daunting, Angelina who also penned the screenplay for the drama said she hasnt ruled out stepping behind the lens again in the future. I dont know, she told Access, when asked if she has plans to direct again in the future. Its just started and people havent gotten to see it, so Im still a little gun-shy of it all. I was compelled by the story, she continued. So if theres something that I feel compelled to tell and I feel Ill do a good job, then Ill do my best, and maybe I could try again. In the Land of Blood and Honey is slated to hit theaters on December 23. Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Don’t believe the hype — yet, anyway: “Studio’s [sic] are passing rumors but I’m not sure what I’m doing? I know I’m going to do Pain and Gain early spring but that’s it for right now. I’m leaving all my options on the table. I’ve got several Studio meetings in the next two weeks.” [Shoot For the Edit]
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Just as we prepare to supply thanks, some within our midst -- particularly youthful or even more-and-coming film composers -- say please, just like, "Please Academy, give to us an chance!Inchour editor recommendsFEINBERG FORECAST: 'The Artist,' 'The Descendants,' 'The Help' Atop Best Pic FieldTo Be An Oscars Champion, Dress Like One out of the GlobesTHR Poll: Oscar Audiences Prefer Eddie Murphy Over Billy Very as Show Host Why? Because the Academy permits one individual being nominated more than one film within the best original score category -- unlike its acting groups, but like its pointing together with other technical groups -- as well as the Academy's music branch, which determines the course's nominees, has proven just because a inclination every branch to take full advantage of that option. The finish result, throughout the past few decades, remains that veteran large-title composers have wound up with multiple nods around the fairly consistent basis, while lesser-known emerging talent have fought to obtain their moment on the planet. PHOTOS: Backstage within the 83rd Academy awards This year could finish up as being a tipping point for things, with plenty of established veterans each inside the running for multiple scores opposite numerous very worthy beginners. John Williams, possibly the best living film composer -- he's acquired an incredible 40 best original score nominations, nine that have brought to Oscars -- has both War Equine as well as the Adventures of Tintin inside the running this year, and may almost surely be nominated for. He alone has received two nods in one year on eight previous occasions that showed up four different decades: 1969 (The Reivers and Goodbye, Mr. Chips), 1972 (Images as well as the Poseidon Adventure), 1977 (Close Encounters in the Third Kind and also the Exorcist), 1984 (Indiana Manley as well as the Temple of Disaster as well as the River), 1987 (Empire in the Sun as well as the Wizards of Eastwick), 1989 (Born round the fourth of the summer time and Indiana Manley as well as the Last Campaign), and 2001 (A.I.: Artifical Intelligence and Harry Potter as well as the Wizard's Stone), and 2005 (Memoirs from the Geisha and Munich). Then, there's Alexandre Desplat, that's been nominated four occasions in the last five years (but has yet to win), which has created four major scores this year, Very Noisy and very Close, The Ides of March, Harry Potter as well as the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, together with a much better Existence Howard Shoreline, that's been nominated and won two occasions formerly decade, which has both Hugo together with a Dangerous Method and Alberto Iglesias, that's been nominated two occasions formerly decade (but has yet to win), which has both Mess Tailor Soldier Spy as well as the Skin Home Is. PHOTOS: Oscar Show Moments After people four composers alone are taken care of for, there is probably not any space left inside the category for some individuals! Nobody states that Williams or perhaps the others should do exactly what the famous host the famous host oprah Winfrey did in 2000 -- after accumulating 39 Emmys, together with an eternity achievement award, she withdrew her title from future consideration -- despite the fact that it's worth watching that that's precisely what composer Hendes Zimmer, an eight-time nominee who won for your Lion King (1994), did this year, even though he'd have observed at nods for four films, Rango, Pirates in the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Kung Fu Panda 2, along with a Virtual Detective: A Game Title Title of Shadows. However, many youthful composers and publicists with whom I have spoken do believe it may be more proper -- which makes it much more likely more recent and/or never-before-nominated talent like Ludovic Bource (The Artist), High high cliff Martinez (Drive, Contagion, The Lincoln subsequently subsequently Lawyer), Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood (We must Discuss Kevin), John Byrne (Albert Nobbs), David Wingo (Take Shelter), Jonsi (We Bought a Zoo), and Nathan Larson (Margin Call) would receive some attention -- once the Academy adopted the identical rule for top original score together with other technical groups it's relevant for the acting branches. Oscars 2012
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
LONDON - The Leveson Inquiry was informed Tuesday that Hugh Granthas been "punished" by newspapers for his decision to speak on Monday on press invasion.our editor recommendsHugh Grant Accuses 'The Mail on Sunday' of Phone Hacking Hugh Grant's Family 'Hounded' After He Spoke Out About Phone-HackingRupert Murdoch Was Asked for by Parents of Wiped out Schoolgirl to 'Put Things Right' at News Corp. Over Phone-Hacking Barristers representing the Metropolitan Police and hacking sufferers have mentioned the actor's treatment after giving evidence under oath may very well prove "intimidating" along with other witnesses. The warning came after Connected Newspapers - the author in the Daily Mailand the Mail on Sunday- taken proper care of immediately Grant's allegation that his phone happen to be jeopardized with the Mail on Sundayby accusing him of lounging under oath. "Mr Grant's accusations are mendacious streaks driven by his hate in the media," the author mentioned in the statement that ongoing to convey it "absolutely refutes" Grant's claims that his phone happen to be jeopardized with the Mail on Sunday. GALLERY: Hollywood's Memorable Mea Culpas Responding to have an accusation the Daily Mailhad paid out off a hospital source to secure particulars concerning the current birth of his child, the paper mentioned it "positively declines" the charge. But Robert Sherborne, the an attorney representing the sufferers mentioned the newspaper was getting its energy to bully the star of four Wedding events together with a Funeraland Love Really. The thing that was filed inside the pages in the Daily Mailand the site wasn't a denial but a person attack on Mr Grant just like a witness...whatever they suggested is always that he was deliberately lounging...."mendacious means lounging." The statement came following a actor accused the Mail on Sundayof hacking his phone in 2007 throughout his evidence session for the Leveson Inquiry on Monday using what shown a hard and every once in awhile stormy evidence session. "There's a big difference between the best of reply together with the right of attack - if people you have been brave enough later on and supply evidence receive this kind of treatment then witnesses will probably be unwilling to become that brave anymore,In . Sherborne added. Metropolitan Police QC Neil Garmanechoed the concerns mentioned he was concerned that Grant's treatment would impact on other witnesses due to give evidence within the Inquiry. "Witnesses can be very careful, we fear, if it's likely that they may face that kind of treatment the following day of. Other much spoken about witnesses that are prone to give evidence personally under oath include comedian Steve Coogan, actress Sienna Millerand Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Jonathan CaplanQC, representing Connected Newspapers, mentioned the newspapers had made the statement "pressurizedInch to resolve accusations of great criminal misconduct, therefore it refutes. When asked for in regards to the personal character in the attack on Grant, Caplan told Master Justice Leveson:"I accept whatever you say." The lawyers are needed to talk about techniques to provide relevant parties the legal right to reply through the hearing periods. Related Subjects Sienna Burns Worldwide Steve Coogan Hugh Grant Phone Hacking Scandal
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Emma Roberts auditioned for "Scream 4" through Skype. Emma Stone published an internet-based audition for "Easy A." Director Arthur Laurents discovered Josefina Scaglione online for his 2009 Broadway revival of "West Side Story." In The-list stars to beginners, artists are choosing technology to audition and check for work. Since the tech world is constantly change, new platforms and social media are generating the casting process more accessible and casting information more availableto the benefit of stars and casting company company directors alike."We're really inside a first stage of really modifying and altering the casting process," states Yoktan Haddad, co-founding father from the audition website Let It Cast. "By enabling stars to audition directly, you're really while using character from the web, and the first time really changing the casting process."Caught on Tape Let It Cast, along with similar sites for instance ActorCast now Casting, offers stars the opportunity to submit videos audition to casting company company directors rather than a regular headshot and rsum. Let It Cast situated the mission to have an actress to see charge role of Fanny Brice in the new (now postponed) Broadway output of "Funny Girl" and received 333 distribution from 11 nations.La casting director Heidi Levitt thinks the world achieve of online who audition is an element of the appeal, and he or she is using Let It Cast to locate charge in their latest film project, a biopic about Cesar Chavez."I'd like somebody who's Chicano," Levitt states. "I'd like somebody who's authentic who may possibly not have had the opportunity to experience a respected role. If only to determine everybody."While self-recorded auditions happen to be around for any very long time, particularly for film and TV projects, they're less popular for theater, as Actors' Equity Association has tight restrictions. "Our general policy remains not to allow video auditions," states Equity representative Maria Somma.However, Erika Sellin, mind of casting for L.A.'s Center Theatre Group, relied on Let It Cast for "Funny Girl" too for an approaching output of Danai Gurira's play "The Convert" (co-produced while using McCarter Theatre Center as well as the Goodman Theatre)."All auditions are intended to be accomplished live, which is stated to become voluntary once the actor desires to submit a tape," Sellin states of Equity's rules. However, if acquiring the creative team together is "geographically prohibitive"Gurira lives in Zimbabwevideo is a powerful way to start a dialogue a great actor, the Compact disk states.Casting an actress from videos audition is rare in theater, as theater can be a live event. Sellin has cast two stars through video, nevertheless the initial audition is certainly a callback on Skype, an excellent tool for carrying out auditions.L.A.-based casting director Marci Liroff used Skype recently in casting the film "Mr. Popper's Penguins," with Jim Carrey. She was considering Ophelia Lovibond for your role of Pippi, Mr. Popper's assistant, but Lovibond reaches London. Through Skype, Liroff could connect the actor while using film's director, Mark Waters, and audition her online. Lovibond showed up the role without meeting anybody personally."It requires an empty and tech-savvy director," Liroff states. "Lots of people continue being pretty freaked out by technology."Interacting Liroff may also be most likely probably the most active casting company company directors on Facebook and uses social media to produce casting information easier available.InchThrowing company company directors will be kind of difficult to, which in my opinion enterprize model is changing," she states. Liroff hosts a Twitter conversation referred to as "Request Me Anything," through which stars can tweet their queries to her. She also video-blogs and written a collection referred to as "Within the area of Casting" on her behalf account Facebook page.Liroff is presently developing a minimal-budget indie film which will be shot in Kansas, and he or she must cast local stars. By creating knowledge of the project through Twitter, she attracted welcome queries from some local artists. But Liroff states this is often a special circumstance which stars need to be careful about how precisely they'll use social media.InchI is very overcome getting an answer of stars posting themselves for stuff that they're not necessarily appropriate for,Inch she describes, adding that it is advisable to use social media for building associations.Liroff also started a fundraising event campaign for your film on Kickstarter, enabling stars for hooking up while using project with the addition of money. Actor Erin Cronican provides Kickstarter as well as the similar site IndieGoGo to invest in her own projects, by showing fascination with other people projects she's showed up auditions and reserved roles, she states.Cronican is yet another co-founding father from the bimonthly live event NYActorsTweetUp (which has sister occasions in La and London), and states it's a powerful way to network together with other stars and land roles."Usually they're individuals who're self-creating and wish to create people aboard,Inch Cronican states. "I've become two paid out SAG film jobs. I've also acquired for your projects that i'm doing."Going Mobile Mobile platforms might be another easy way to communicate with casting company company directors. Levitt created the smartphone application Actor Genie, which gives stars with industry assets and audition records."People are overloaded with information," states Levitt, who curates the app's content. "They need to be capable of search through and know very well what information I must have a look at.InchWhilst the applying is not an who audition platform, Levitt connected with actor Adria Tennor when she published summary of Actor Genie. The Two met and produced rapport, and Levitt recently cast her in "The Artist.""She wasn't even trying to go into touch,Inch Levitt states. "I merely actually was impressed along with her and several other of individuals women who really understood and were using social media combined with huge fans."Levitt also connected with actor Taryn O'Neill through social media, and O'Neill, who works frequently in Web series, states she books almost all her jobs consequently of her online presence."The acting marketplace has truly changed," states O'Neill, who recently showed up employment inside the online sci-fi show "Continuum" because of her blog. "Reaping helpful benefits from all the options to create your individual content making a follower base together with a residential area around yourself really holds value."Levitt confirms. "Traders is going to be searching only at that,In . she states from the actor's online following. "What should you succeed? You need to know that you will find an audience.InchHow you are able to Film videos Audition You're unlikely to shoot a specialist-quality video, but make certain it's good enough you could be been sent clearly throughout whether it.Sunlight light is sufficient. But make certain to manage your supply of light which means you aren't lost inside the contrast.Try out your microphone and make certain there's not a lot of background noise, and that means you remain audible with the audition.Frame your shot to make sure that the face area is clearly and frontally visible in the medium close-up (the very best frame needs to be slightly above the mind and also the feet from the frame underneath shoulders). Basically: The face area needs to be your most visible part.Keep your camera as still as you can unless of course obviously there's reasonable to move it about. Take advantage of the tripod.Unless of course obviously you choose to film oneself on location, take advantage of the plain background if you are in a position to.Stay away of filming others. Unless of course obviously you're undertaking a monologue, have somebody read together with you, do not film your lover. "They ought to be standing near the camera, and study your lines right to them," suggests casting director Marci Liroff. "Many occasions I start to see the actor is reading through through utilizing their eye line up to now off, it doesn't communicate with the viewer." Avoid fancy montages. That is more vulnerable to increase the risk for casting director think you can't perform a whole scene in one take.If you're filming by getting an apple apple iphone, make certain to keep it in breathtaking mode (flat, while using lens toward the most effective). Otherwise your video is going to be either very narrow or sideways when it's seen (even though you won't notice this inside your apple apple iphone, since it instantly rotates it).If you're employing a webcam, take advantage of the camera's software to enhance it frame rate for the maximum otherwise your video will most likely be uneven.This list, good feedback of countless casting company company directors, is provided because of the site Let It Cast.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Didn’t have the stamina to camp out in downtown Los Angeles this week for tonight’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 premiere? Fear not! Tonight, Movieline has your live stream of the red carpet event featuring stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Quickly, grab your finest bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling cider and meet Movieline after the jump! The red carpet begins at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 premieres Friday, November 18. Enjoy more of Movieline’s Breaking Dawn coverage here.
Friday, November 11, 2011
EXCLUSIVE: I have learned that after lengthy negotiations, Netflix is finalizing a deal with Lionsgate TV for a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Orange Is The New Black, a comedy from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. This marks the second original series for Netflix, which earlier this year gave a 26-episode straight-to-series pickup to MRC’s David Fincher/Kevin Spacey drama House Of Cards. Kohan’s project falls under her rich overall deal with Lionsgate TV. Co-created and executive produced by Kohan and House co-executive producer Liz Friedman, it is based on Piper Kermans memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Womens Prison and revolves around women in prison. The book chronicles nonprofit communications executive Kermans year-long stint at the minimum security correctional facility in Danbury, Conn., stemming from a conviction for her part in a drug smuggling and money-laundering scheme she got tangled up in 10 years earlier as a fresh college graduate. Netflix is already in business with Lionsgate TV. In April, the streaming/DVD-by-mail giant signed an exclusive syndication deal with Lionsgate to stream up to seven seasons of the studios acclaimed AMC drama Mad Men. The pact paved the way for other syndication-type deals with Netflix, including the CW’s recent agreement that could fetch the network up to $1 billion. Netflixs stock has taken a beating lately after some missteps, including the companys controversial decision to raise the price of its combined streaming and DV- rental service by 60%, and a disappointing 3Q earnings report.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The new sony Pictures Classics has closed its deal for those U.S. and South African privileges to Hysteria, Tanya Wexler's Toronto Film Festival entry concerning the invention from the vibrator starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy.our editor recommendsHysteria: Toronto ReviewSony Pictures Classics Settling for Privileges to 'Hysteria''Hysteria' Trailer: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal Star in Sex Drama (Video)'Hysteria': A Lady Sex Comedy Outfitted in Victorian Garb The film, composed by Stephen Dyer and Lisa Dyer, also stars Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett and Felicity Johnson. A trio of ladies created the film, Forthcoming Films' Sarah Curtis, Informant Media's Judy Cairo and Beach Films' Tracey Becker. PHOTOS: The new sony Pictures Classics 20 Year Timeline Hysteria, which made its world premiere in the Toronto Film Festival in September, is really a mischievous romantic comedy in line with the surprising truth of methods Mortimer Granville emerged using the world's first electro-mechanical vibrator within the title of medical science. "Hysteria is intended to be both funny and wise. It's a real movie that states you're in charge of your happiness," Wexler stated. "The new sony Classics is the best company to release Hysteria into American cinemas. They understand 'smart and funny' movies much better than other people available. They're what the physician purchased." FILM REVIEW: Hysteria The offer was discussed by Cassian Elwes, with Elsa Ramo representing the producers. Related Subjects Toronto Worldwide Film Festival Hugh Dancy Maggie Gyllenhaal The new sony Pictures Classics Hysteria
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
In case you haven’t heard, the Oscars have entered a state of crisis — or a state of freedom, if you prefer. Now that Eddie Murphy is out as host of this year’s Academy Awards, let’s vent as quickly as we can and think of the single best option for a replacement emcee. Let’s break our choices into categories. We need to make sure we cover all bases when addressing the importance of introducing the Best Sound Mixing category. Dependable, obvious choices 5. Alec Baldwin 4. Stephen Colbert 3. Jon Stewart 2. Neil Patrick Harris 1. Tina Fey — It’s been years since a woman hosted, so why not invite the woman — the undisputed comic champ of primetime. It’s worth noting that Tina Fey gives the best award-show speeches on the planet. She deserves an entire ceremony in her honor. Old-school charmers 5. Chevy Chase 4. Robin Williams 3. Steve Martin 2. David Letterman (You know you’d watch.) 1. Billy Crystal — The time has come for his reemergence. He was fabulous during last year’s Oscars when the audience wished James Franco would disappear alongside that Bob Hope hologram. We’re in dire need of Comic Relief! Heretofore untapped thespians 5. Joel McHale 4. Tom Hanks 3. Meryl Streep 2. Robert Downey Jr. 1. Sandra Bullock — America’s sweetheart is an award-show dynamo, powering through self-deprecating jokes like a regular Rodney Dangerfield. She and Downey had wonderful chemistry during a podium moment at last year’s Oscars. Nuttier options 5. Mr. Bean 4. Pee Wee Herman 3. Tyler Perry 2. The Muppets 1. Cloris Leachman and Betty White — Leachman has an Oscar and White is an all-around living legend. Let’s let these two feisty octogenarians jive onstage to big band jams! Your turn. Wow me. Follow Louis Virtel on Twitter. Follow Movieline on Twitter.
First Launched: November 9, 2011 9:38 AM EST Credit: Getty Images La, Calif. -- Caption Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden, New you are able to city, 2001The bed mattress where Michael Jackson needed his last breath expires available. The entire-size piece is a type of hundreds of items within the Holmby Slopes mansion where Jackson spent his final days that will hit the auction block the next month. You need to preserve a history of individuals items, mentioned celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien, leader of Juliens Auctions, which will sell the various antique furnishings, pieces of art and sculptures that ornamented the King of Pop while he ready for several comeback concerts. North Of Manchester Carolwood Clarify where Jackson were living along with his three children from December 2008 until his dying on June 25, 2009, is individually up available. The house which is furnishings were leased to Jackson because they and also the family were living there. An e-mail from one of the children remains around the blackboard inside the houses sprawling kitchen, where three stools were lined facing the center island a perfect breakfast place for him or her. I (heart) Father. SMILE, its totally free, the chalk note reads in childlike scrawl. The blackboard will probably be offered as-is, and chances are it will fetch greater than $400. Within the moment on Monday that Dr. Conrad Murray was billed of involuntary wrongful dying in Jacksons dying, reporters were oddly taking aprivate preview tour in the three-story home where the pop star were living and died. The mattress room proven in evidence photos at Murrays criminal trial really was considered medicines room with the Jackson team. Murray is at prison for delivering an insomnia-affected Jackson while using effective operating-room anesthetic propofol to help him sleep while he practiced for his comeback. Jackson maintained an adjacent mattress room he regarded as as as his inner sanctum an individual place only for him. It's in this particular second mattress room the pop star written an email to themselves round the mirror from the antique armoire. TRAIN, perfection, March April. FULL OUT May, it reads. Jackson wound up being to start his London concert run within this summer time. His private mattress room incorporated your bathrooms larger than most areas and a pair of massive walk-in closets. Among the items available inside the medication room, where evidence was collected for Murrays trial, are upholstered chairs smudged with Jacksons makeup and Jacksons dying bed mattress, which looks for an expansive backyard ornamented by tall trees. The yard is moored having a large pool together with a swimming pool house, where the entertainers boy Prince produced his title around the beeswax candle. The medication room, on the top floor, leads to another walk-in closet and bathroom, where Jacksons makeup still remains around the small silk-covered stool beneath the vanity. Curving stairs on sides in the mansions most well-known room lead lower for the kitchen as well as the elegant foyer, where a grand piano sits assigned with very candlesticks. The home which is dcor act like Neverland Ranch, Jacksons famous estate near Santa Barbara, mentioned Martin J. Nolan, executive director of Juliens Auctions. He loved it because it was like Neverland, Nolan mentioned. It absolutely was a very happy place where he spent his final days. Juliens Auctions offered memorabilia within the Neverland Ranch in April of 2009. Like Neverland, the Carolwood house offers its very own cinema that certain fitted entirely in burgundy velvet with loveseat-style sofas together with a fresco from the cloud-dotted sky round the ceiling. Katherine Jacksons attorney, Perry Sanders Junior., mentioned he knows the Carolwood auction and contains done everything we could to find out that items using this address aren't being offered using Michaels title and likeness to enhance the items value. Built-in 2000 and produced by architect Richard Landry, the house at 100 North Carolwood Drive seems just like a French chateau which is centered by 18th and 1800s French dcor. The walls are lined with some other watercolor and acrylic pieces of art and sculptures fill spaces inside the family room and family rooms. The 54,885-square-ft home is available, while not up for auction. The price wasn't revealed but similar houses in the area are listed at $18 million or even more. The house has six master bedrooms and 10 fire places. Furthermore, it offers a wine cellar, fitness center and formal dining and sitting rooms. Photos of the house as well as the items available on offer are : featured in the limited-edition auction catalog, that's on offer for $100. The catalog and auction are carefully titled 100 North Carolwood Drive as well as the words Michael Jackson aren't stated in ads. Highlights within the purchase will probably be on view inside a free exhibition at Juliens Auctions in Beverly Slopes, Calif., beginning 12 ,. 12. The auction is positioned for 12 ,. 17. Celebrity home tours still regularly pass the house. During the time of Murrays conviction, an trip guide may be heard telling people, This really is really the house of Michael Jackson, where he died. Copyright 2011 with the Connected Press. All rights reserved. These elements is probably not launched, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Part among the two-part Halloween episode of Foreign exchange’s American Horror Story came 2.2 million audiences in grownups 18-49 in Live+round-the-clock, up 16% from the other day together with a set high, surpassing the series premiere, which released 2. million in Live+round-the-clock. AHS was aided by its lead-in last evening, the broadcast premiere of Twilight, which shipped 1.5 million 18-49 audiences. It absolutely was the second finest lead-looking for AHS behind the Transformers broadcast debut (2 million), which preceded the series premiere. AHS increased being Foreign exchange’s second series whose fourth episode surpassed the premiere, along with co-creator Ryan Murphy’s previous series for your network, Puppy puppy nip/Tuck.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
He's ready for your action thrillerLast year, it absolutely was introduced that Watchmen's Malin Akerman might be joining the cast of CIA thriller The Amounts Station. All things have been very quiet since, nevertheless the film has scooped the help of John Cusack to co-star. The Candidate's Kasper Barfoed is pointing the film, which finds Cusack just like a disgraced black-procedures agent shuffled on the defunct-finish assignment inside the Nevada desert. His job? Safeguard a code breaker (Akerman) employed in a remote CIA broadcast station when she's specific by unknown attackers.Thinking about the truth that his title is nowhere near it now (as well as the slightly important undeniable fact that Cusack has already established over his role), it seems that Ethan Hawke, who had previously been prone to produce and star, isn't any more involved. Possibly he got bored awaiting all of this to obtain together.The rights for the movie are increasingly being offered within the American Film Market the next month, which will secure your financial allowance. However in either situation, it'll also start shooting right after that.Cusack, meanwhile, will next appear inside the Raven as well as the Paperboy, and he's presently filming crime thriller The Frozen Ground with Nic Cage.
I haven’t been watching the World Series because, um, baseball is the least telegenic sport since blogging, but I’ve caught two actresses unleash very decent renditions of the national anthem since the series began. Two days ago, Zooey Deschanel purred her version, and yesterday, convalescing Disney queen Demi Lovato belted it out. Fantastic. Unfortunately, It is my belief that only one can win. Who did it better? Sure, we’re not dealing with the quality of Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, or the Dixie Chicks here, but we’ve got formidable chanteuses on our hands. First, Ms. Lovato, whose smart blazer and wild Wynonna mane are enough to set off stadium fireworks. All I can say is that Disney finds talent. That was a strong, assured, and kinda smoky (unless I’m just projecting my Wynonna associations onto this poor girl) rendition. She deserves power anthems in the vein of Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. The girl is not sub-Miley. She deserves stardom. Now, here is Hello Giggles empress Zooey Deschanel, poised in an expected vintage frock and chirping from beneath that kooky stack of Debra Winger hair. Interesting to watch “twee” play out in a stadium. She went pretty silent near the end of some of her phrases, and my response to the performance is of a piece with my feelings about Deschanel in general: smart, cute, talented, but not inspired. Demi wins hands down. Agree? Please fight me.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon is within serious trouble after calling Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi, Newsday reviews. Within the Hamptons Film Festival in the last weekend, Sarandon spoken about her 1995 film Dead Guy Walking, based Sister Helen Prejean's anti-dying penalty book, a replica that the Oscar-winning actress shipped towards the Pope. See the relaxation of current day news "[I sent it to] the ultimate one, not this Nazi one we've,In . Sarandon mentioned of Pope Benedict XVI, who could happen to be enlisted inside the Hitler Youth while maturing in Germany. Interviewer Bob Balaban chided the actress on her behalf remark, which she then apparently repeated. The Catholic League is becoming sounding removed from the actress, calling her remark "obscene." "Susan Sarandon's insufficient understanding is willful: people who've hate inside their veins aren't taking into consideration the reality,Inch mentioned Catholic League Leader Bill Donohue in the statement. "The simple truth is Ernest Ratzinger (the Pope) was conscripted at 14 into the Hitler Youth, along with every other youthful German boy. Unlike a lot of the other teens, Ratzinger rejected to go to conferences, getting economic difficulty to his family. In addition, unlike a lot of the others, he deserted within the first chance." What can you consider Sarandon's comment?
Friday, October 14, 2011
Memphis Beat TNT has canceled Memphis Beat, the cop drama starring Jason Lee, Deadline.com reviews. Beat, which concentrates on an easygoing, but very devoted detective inside the south, attracted in just 4.05 million audiences within the Season 2 finale, the second-finest seen episode close to the series premiere, which came 4.3 million audiences. Jason Lee cast as Maya Rudolph's love interest on Up With The Evening "TNT has made a decision to not get another season of Memphis Beat," a network representative told the web site. "The network thanks everyone mixed up in output of Memphis Beat for target the series, like the great cast and crew. TNT wishes everyone the most effective.In . As formerly introduced, the network also axed Males from the Certain Age and HawthoRNe. TNT's other series - Falling Skies, Franklin & Party, Leverage and Rizzoli & Isles - happen to be restored.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
First Launched: October 11, 2011 3:57 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood Caption Access Hollywoods Anthony Ramos, Ryan Patterson, Cara Petry, Susan Moore and Joe Siyam celebrate within the Xanadu birthday bashLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- I visited most likely probably the most awesome special birthday the 2009 weekend it absolutely was literally a lot of fun previously! My friend Joe switched 40 and celebrated getting a Xanadu designed Disco Curler Party- just the appear of that's pretty great, right? Everything started while using invites, which incorporated a DVD in the Olivia Newton-John cult classic Xanadu, to inspire us for costume ideas. The fact is that- I did not do too within the costume department. I really could not consider everything to placed on and basically tried to become festive getting a sparkly DVF jacket. If perhaps I had been more creative because there has been some incredible clothes there. It absolutely was a sea of metallic spandexwhich in this situation could be an optimistic factor! The birthday boy was fitted in the 70s white-colored suita la Tony Manero in Saturday Evening Fever. The majority of the women showed up flowy dresses with headbands just like the film, or possibly in sleek 80s workout gear like Olivia used in their Enables Get Physical music video. We turned up within the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale where Xanadu have been forecasted on one of the walls outdoors. I had been welcomed while using odor of In-N-Out Burgers - a truck was available to be to order. Women in pink satin clothes (which have been replicas from Xanadus final scene) shipped the burgers to partygoers by skates, clearly. There has been Xanadu snacks, additionally to snacks exactly the same shape as curler skates. The snack bar appeared to become open serving popcorn, chocolate, soda and then for any other rink food you are able to want. Everyone accessorized with glow-in-the- dark bracelets and bracelets. We'd some laughs striking silly poses before a Xanadu designed backdrop as well as for photo booth style pix that individuals arrived at collect. Nevertheless the most fun was the skating. I'm not fueling when I believe that I havent skated in DECADESand it shown! I used to be really rusty at first, however got more comfortable with it. I didn't desire to leave the floor and spent almost the entire evening skating. My friend James, who rocked the 70s along with his shorts, tube socks and huge shades, saved skating around me and saying, Are you currently presently living at this time around, or what? I mentioned, I am not just living, I am winning! As if it wasn't fun enough to bop and skate to all or any the old disco hits (Hello Bad Women!), there's also an Olivia Newton-John artist who sang and danced to Enables Get Physical as well as the theme from Xanadu. (That People still keep singing throughout my headNow that individuals are here, Xanadu, Xan-a-du-oo-oo.) It absolutely was crazy simply how much planning went into this partyEvery single detail, lower for the free tokens for your game game titles, was perfect. Happy Birthday, Joe! Congratulations, congratulations! Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Corporation. All rights reserved. These elements is probably not launched, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Nominations for that 2011 American Music Honours were introduced Tuesday morning. Leading those: British chanteuse Adele, with four nominations including artist of the season and favorite album on her latest, 21.our editor recommendsRihanna Named Esquire Magazine's 'Sexiest Lady Alive' The Black Secrets Announce New Album 'El Camino'American Music Honours: Red-colored Carpet Katy Perry, Rhianna, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, This Guitar Rock Band Perry and Taylor Quick each saw three nods while Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations. PHOTOS: AMA Hot Performances Those who win will be based upon online voting. Fans can election in the Coca-Cola AMA website, amavote.com, in addition to AMA.abc.com. The 39th annual AMAs is going to be broadcast live in the Nokia Theatre L.A. Survive Sunday, November. 20 on ABC. Perry and Pitbull were also introduced as entertainers on the program, that is executive created by Dick Clark Productions' Orly Adelson and Ray Klein, AMA producer. PHOTOS: Top Ten Greatest Compensated Artists Begin to see the full listing of nominees below: POP or ROCK MUSIC Favorite Male Artist Attacking Young Boys Bruno Mars Pitbull Favorite Female Artist Adele Rhianna Katy Perry Favorite Band, Duo or Group LMFAO Maroon 5 OneRepublic Favorite Album Adele/21 RhiannaOrCreated By Doing This Beyonce/Noisy New Bands Favorite Male Artist Jason Aldean Kaira Paisley Blake Shelton Favorite Female Artist Sara Evans Miranda Lambert Taylor Quick Favorite Band, Duo or Group This Guitar Rock Band Perry Zac Brown Band Lady Antebellum Favorite Album Jason Aldean/My Kinda Party This Guitar Rock Band Perry/This Guitar Rock Band Perry Taylor Quick/Speak Now RAP/Stylish-HOP MUSIC Favorite Artist Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Kanye Favorite Album Jay-Z & KanyeOrView The Throne Lil Wayne/Tha Carter IV Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC Favorite Male Artist Chris Brown Trey Songz Usher Favorite Female Artist Beyonce Beyonce Kelly Rowland Favorite Album Beyonce/4 Chris Brown/F.A.M.E. Beyonce/Noisy ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC Favorite Artist The Black Secrets Foo Martial artists Mumford & Sons ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Favorite Artist Adele Bruno Mars Katy Perry LATIN MUSIC Favorite Artist Enrique Iglesias Jennifer Lopez Pitbull CONTEMPORARY Inspiring Favorite Artist Casting Crowns Tobymac Third Day ARTIST Of The Season Adele Rhianna Lil Wayne Katy Perry Taylor Quick Sprint New Artist Of The Season POP/ROCK Promote The Folks Hot Chelle Rae COUNTRY This Guitar Rock Band Perry Thompson Square SOUL/R&B Marsha Ambrosius Miguel RAP/Stylish-HOP LMFAO Wiz Khalifa Related Subjects Chris Brown Katy Perry Rhianna Beyonce Taylor Quick Lil Wayne Bruno Mars Adele
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Someone’s been dumping bodies in the marsh lands outside of small town Texas City, and cops Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Jessica Chastain are determined to catch the killer. In her sophomore directorial effort, Ami Canaan Mann (daughter of Michael, who produced) helms Texas Killing Fields, a cop thriller based on grisly true events. After the jump, watch Worthingon and Chloe Moretz in Movieline’s exclusive look at a scene from the October 14 release. The synopsis: Inspired by true events, this tense and haunting thriller follows a local homicide detective (Sam Worthington) in a small Texan town and his partner, a transplanted cop from NY City (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims’ mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call “The Killing Fields”.The killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When a familiar local girl, Anne (Chloe Grace Moretz) goes missing the detectives find themselves in a race against time to find the killer and save her life.Directed by Ami Canaan Mann & Produced by Michael Mann, Texas Killing Fields also stars Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life, The Help), Jason Clarke (Public Enemies, FOX’s “Chicago Code”) and Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”). Texas Killing Fields is in theaters October 14.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
EXCLUSIVE: Top TV director Janet McCarthy-Burns is making her first foray into network development having a single-camera comedy project at ABC through ABC Galleries. Haught Mess, compiled by Ellen Rapoport, is definitely an adult family comedy dedicated to a lady who's caught between her new boyfriend and her lack of ability to express “no” to her brothers and sisters and mother. Rapoport and McCarthy-Burns are executive creating, with McCarthy-Burns set to direct the possibility pilot. Earlier this season, McCarthy-Burns directed 3 aircraft pilots, ABC’s Guy Up and Arrange It and Nickelodeon’s How You Can Rock, which visited series. McCarthy-Burns is better noted for her pointing focus on NBC’s Saturday Evening Live and 30 Rock, that has gained her an overall total of 6 Emmy nominations, most lately this season for that live 30 Rock. CAA reps McCarthy-Burns and Rapoport who's handled by Management 360. Also at ABC, the network has purchased a comedy script from author Shaun Lowell (Just Shoot Me) and Brillstein Entertainment, which created the NBC place of work comedy. The ABC Galleries project focuses on a politically correct modern-day guy who's haunted through the ghost of his father a nineteen fifties champion, who coaches him on existence and love. Lowell, JoAnn Alfano and Daniel Rappaport professional produce.
Charles Dutton Three-time Emmy champion Charles S. Dutton will guest-star on Criminal Minds later this year, TVGuide.com has learned solely.Fall Preview: Get scoop in your favorite coming back showsThe actor will have Tony Colt, a Philadelphia boxing trainer who discovers that his favorite pupil, whom he's mentored just like a boy, works out to become the violent serial killer which brings the BAU towards the city. Criminal Minds' A.J. Prepare: It seems sensible for Qq to become profilerDutton, 60, won two guest-acting Emmys for his focus on The Practice and With no Trace, along with a pointing Emmy for that Cinemax miniseries The Corner. Recently, he's guest-starred on CSI: NY, Law & Order: La and, possibly most memorably, as Foreman's father on House.Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Dutton's episode, the tenth of year, is not scheduled yet.
Hulu will be speaking Spanish by year's end.our editor recommendsEXCLUSIVE: Univision Revs Up Brand Integration With GMHow Univision Chief Expects New Census Data to Boost Its Advertising Revenue In a deal with Univision Communications that the two companies announced Wednesday, the streaming media site will get access to hundreds of hours of library content and most of its top-rated current shows. Financial details of the arrangement weren't disclosed. The non-exclusive deal marks Hulu's first foray into Spanish-language content, though senior vp of content acquisition Andy Forssell says it won't be the last. "A big part of the country is unaware of how impactful Univision has been. It's definitely premium content," he said. "You can expect us to be aggressive in obtaining more Spanish-language premium content." According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 35.5 million people who live in the U.S. use Spanish as their primary language in their homes. The Univision content will come from several of its Networks, though specific titles haven't been determined since launch is still a few months away. "It's a substantial chunk of their schedule," Forssell said. He said some of the Univision shows will be available to Hulu's free users while other shows will be for Hulu Plus subscribers only. The companies also wouldn't disclose the length of the deal. Hulu, partially owned by NBCUniversal, Disney and Fox, has been considering offers of a buy-out, though Forssell wouldn't comment on the process. Related Topics NBCUniversal Disney Channel Fox Broadcasting Corporation Hulu Univision
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Monday, October 3, 2011
True-life story leaps into first placeNever underestimate the power of a true-life story to captivate US audiences. It's a lesson the producers of several new movies learned at the hands (or, er, fins) of schmaltzy sea shanty Dolphin Tale this weekend as the based-on-truth story surged back up the charts to claim the top spot after launching in third place last week. The movie, which features Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr and Winter the dolphin as herself, made $14.2 million this weekend.That was enough to keep baseball drama Moneyball in second place, earning $12.5 million, while last week's champ The Lion King fell to third with $11 million. But the two veterans were still strong enough to hold off fresh competition from cancer comedy 50/50, which got off to a relatively weak start in fourth with $8.9 million, and Christian-focused drama Courageous, which launched in fifth place with $8.8 million.In sixth place, the Daniel Craig/Rachel Weisz thriller Dream House had a nightmare start, taking just $8.2 million. Abduction began a swift fall down the charts, landing with a thud at seventh and $5.7 million. Rom-com What's Your Number? found its own digit - eight - as the Anna Faris/Chris Evans film failed to woo cinemagoers, kicking off with a paltry $5.6 million.Contagion was ninth with $5 million and Killer Elite shot straight down from fifth to 10th, earning $4.8 million.To share the joy of sea-going statistics, swim on over to Box Office Mojo.
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Friday, September 30, 2011
As a longtime Harveyologist, few prospects on the movie beat seem more appealing to me than an unauthorized documentary about Harvey Weinstein. I mean, Harvey Weinstein! Just saying the name conjures both quivering fanboy chills and the faint, foggy effluvia of sweat and Diet Coke wafting over a freshly vacuumed and Febrezed red carpet. Harvey. Weinstein. Stirring, no? So why, why does the first trailer for Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project leave me so cold? Maybe because it’s a succession of platitudes from the likes of Martin Scorsese, John Irving and Peter Bart followed by platitudes from the filmmaker about how foolhardy a Weinstein doc is? Huh? Filmmaker Barry Avrich got an audience with Scorsese but oh, the folly of it all? This doesn’t even look like fragments from a real doc as much as a test coat of new gloss for the Weinstein legend, as though Harvey dreamed the whole thing up as some reinforcement of his own pedigree and utter unknowability. Not to allege a conspiracy or anything. I’m just saying: Harvey! Focus! W.E. needs your full attention! I’m a Harvey obsessive, and honestly, this just makes me want to switch to Scott Rudin. Nice Statue of Liberty, though. VERDICT: Pass. [via Cinema Blend]
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A TLA discharge of a Fox Field Films production. Created by Michael Billy, Aimee Denaro, Caytha Jentis. Executive producer, Nancie Ellis. Co-producer, Verne Mattson. Directed, compiled by Caytha Jentis.With: Jon Prescott, Ian Novick, Margaret Anne Florence, Natalya Rudakova, Kelly Coffield Park, Christopher Cass, Pierce Forsythe, Michael Emery, Michael Billy.The path of real love is not smooth -- a lot more like unconvincing, erratic and conflicting -- in "The Main One.Inch Tracing a smitten gay man's quest for a straight(-laced) crush object, pic makes that mission appear more creepy than charming another curious elements likewise play as under fully intentional, regardless of the bland overall tenor. Following gay fest travel, Caytha Jentis' indie romance is debuting theatrically March. 7 at Gotham's Quad Cinema. Disc and VOD release March. 18 will achieve the typical niche audiences while telling them this too many gay-interest game titles within their rental queue finish up being disappointing time-murders. Improbable ambitious corporate lawyer Tommy (Ian Novick) is introduced boasting towards the requisite queeny closest friend (producer Michael Billy) about last night's conquest of the hunky heterosexual who had been a "gay virgin." Despite all signs and symptoms of this being yet another notch in the belt, Tommy vows that this time around, it is love. However, since his subsequent tries to woo Daniel (Jon Prescott) depend heavily on lies and manipulation, it's questionable precisely how deep Tommy's feelings run, not to mention whether you should be rooting for him. Discomfited by that one-evening stand, and protesting that he'd never do anything whatsoever to risk the existence he's planned with girlfriend Jen (Margaret Anne Florence), Daniel distances themself from Tommy. Tommy responds by joining his target's gym, befriending Jen, coercing Daniel into an ersatz "college reunion" weekend and otherwise acting just like a stalker. It does not appear to happen to author-helmer Jentis that within the real life, such tactics would include a large warning sign, departing thesp Novick pushing to become pleasant like a character whose shallowness and deceit the film shrugs off as amusing eccentricities. Meanwhile, Daniel is colored being an serious yuppie dreamboat having a stereotypical background in country-club courses, polo-shirted close friends cracking gay jokes at his bachelor party, etc. Eventually, he confesses to loving Tommy in exchange, but that appears a purpose of formula instead of emotional logic. "The Main OneInch later defies both formula and logic by establishing the expected fadeout, then withholding it randomly, necessitating a make-do close that does not work on all. (Contributing to the mystery, a dent-credits montage provides glimpses of the bride and groom at odds using the subsequent narrative.) In another strange decision, the pic begins by helping cover their Tommy as narrator (a tool soon dropped), though through the finish, he's barely present and Daniel is becoming our p.o.v. Elsewhere, awkward transitions, some far-fetched behavior and periodic moments that peter out pointlessly suggest elements possibly lost or abandoned between conception and final edit. Regrettably, the uninspired, frequently flat dialogue sounds as if it made it intact. Outcome is romantic-dramedy Swiss cheese -- mildly palatable, yet full of holes. Perfs and packaging are sufficient.Camera (color, HD), Ben Wolf editor, Verne Mattson music, Kenneth Lampl production designer, Katherine Whitehead seem, Ivanhoe Gadpaille seem designer, Louis Milgrom assistant director, Darien Sills-Evans casting, Adrienne Stern. Examined on DVD, Bay Area, Sept. 25, 2011. Running time: 90 MIN. Contact the range newsroom at email@example.com
Kelsey Grammer Starz has great belief in Kelsey Grammer's new series Boss: The network has restored the drama just before the very first season has opened up. The eight-episode first season stars Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago who finds out he's battling having a degenerative brain disorder and merely has years to reside in during the time of his gubernatorial campaign. Fall TV: Have the lowdown relating to this season's must-see new shows "The first time we read Farhad [Safinia's] script, we understood we required to make Boss," Starz Leader Chris Albrecht mentioned in the statement. "With each episode, the story elevated stronger, as well as the cast ongoing to exhibit in breakthrough performances... For that audiences, we felt it crucial that you start concentrating on the next season as rapidly as you possibly can.Inch Production round the second season will begin noisy . 2012. Boss premieres Friday, March. 21.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LMVHSuge Dark night Just days after Showtime bowed its Paul McCartney documentary, the premium cable network is diving into another music-designed effort with Suge Dark night. Training Day's Antoine Fuqua will direct and convey the tentatively entitled project in line with the existence and exploits from the Dying Row Records co-founder. Black Swan's Bradley J. Fischer will produce alongside Fuqua. The Dark night doc may be the first in a number of new documentaries created by Showtime which will spotlight legendary and questionable figures to become overseen by filmmakers. "Suge Knight's status and rise to energy within the music business is just about the stuff of legend, and that he remains among the entertainment industry's most provocative and long lasting misconceptions," Fischer stated inside a statement announcing this news Tuesday. "But while his title brings about an instantaneous and effective reaction from people all over the world, very couple of can legitimately claim that they can be aware of guy. Antoine Fuqua and that i are thrilled to become joining up with Showtime to inform this amazing story and take audiences behind a curtain that many happen to be afraid to even approach." Dark night will take part in the doc and can discuss his rise to fame, why it fell apart and what's next. The first kind Boss of Dying Row Records is credited with starting the careers of Snoop Dogg and P Diddy, amongst others. David Prior, Laeta Kalogridis, James Vanderbilt, Lisa Remington and Edward McGurn will executive produce, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chuck Philips co-creating. Your time and effort also doubles as Knight's go back to the background music business: producer set to supervise the film's soundtrack, that will feature original tracks from new and established entertainers, through his new company Black Kapital. Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com Twitter: @Snoodit Showtime
Danny Feld/CBS/Warner Bros. In the second week with Ashton Kutcher as Charlie Sheen's alternative, CBS' 2 . 5 Males drawn in 20.3 million audiences having a 7.2 rating within the 18-49 demographic. Which was lower about 30 % in comparison to a week ago's record breaking premiere, which averaged a ten.7 rating within the demo and 28.7 million audiences. Some fall-off was expected as audiences interested in Sheen's exit and Kutcher's entrance might not have tied to the show in the second week. But considerably, last evening's episode marked a 50 % gain in comparison towards the second episode of Menlast season. PHOTOS: Charlie Sheen's Colorful Career It had been ample to create Males the very best-ranked show around the second Monday from the year. Also it lifted Mike & Molly to series levels within the demo (4.9 rating) and total audiences (13.9 million), because of its second season premiere. New comedy Two Broke Women was lower substantially from the monster premiere behindMenlast week. However it sill drawn in an exceedingly healthy 4.5 rating within the demo and 11.5 million audiences in the regular 8:30 p.m. time slot. RELATED: VIDEOS: Charlie Sheen's Craziest TV Interviews Charlie Sheen Files $100 Million Suit Against Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre on 'Two . 5 Males': Audiences Weigh in on His Second Episode Charlie Sheen Responds to 'Two . 5 Males' Funeral TV Rankings Charlie Sheen
Monday, September 26, 2011
CBS assigned what is the news and documentary Emmys, given out in the ceremony tonight within the Ernest P. Rose Hall in NY. The network needed home 10 honours, 7 that have been to have an hour. National Geographic Funnel adopted with 7 total, and PBS won 6, with2 of the Emmys going to the documentaryFood Corporation. All of the individuals who win follows: OUTSTANDING COVERAGE From The BREAKING Report In The REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST: Assault Gets worse 360 (CNN),Haiti in Ruins OUTSTANDING Ongoing COVERAGE From The Report In The REGULARLYSCHEDULED NEWSCAST: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (CBS),Afghan Blast Squad OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY In The REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST BBC World News America (BBC America),Inside the North Korean Bubble OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM In The REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (CBS),Photocopiers Hidden Dangers OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC Verifying In The REGULARY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST: Sunday Morning (CBS) OUTSTANDING COVERAGE From The BREAKING Report In The NEWS MAGAZINE: an hour or so (CBS),The Blowout OUTSTANDING Ongoing COVERAGE From The Report In The NEWS MAGAZINE: Dateline (NBC),America Now: Pals and Neighbors OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY In The NEWS MAGAZINE: an hour or so (CBS),Football Island OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM In The NEWS MAGAZINE: an hour or so (CBS),twenty-first century Lizard Oil OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC Verifying In The NEWS MAGAZINE: Serta Rather Reviews (HDNet),The Mysterious Situation of Kevin Xu OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS: The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC),Hello, Landlocked Central Asia OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE From The CURRENT Report Extended FORM: Assault Gets worse 360 (CNN),Crisis in Haiti OUTSTANDING Ongoing COVERAGE From The Report Extended FORM: Restrepo: Afghan Outpost (National Geographic Funnel) OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM Extended FORM: POV (PBS),Presumed Guilty OUTSTANDING Educational PROGRAMMING Extended FORM: POV (PBS),Food Corporation OUTSTANDING Historic PROGRAMMING Extended FORM: Witness: Katrina (National Geographic Funnel) OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC Verifying Extended FORM: POV (PBS),Fortune OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW: an hour or so (CBS),Medal of Recognition OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING: Independent Lens (PBS),Art & Copy OUTSTANDING Science PROGRAMMING: Cinemax Documentary Films (Cinemax),Google Baby OUTSTANDING Character PROGRAMMING: First Existence With David Attenborough (Discovery Funnel) BEST STORY In The REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST: NBC Nightly News with John Williams (NBC),Mexico: The War Nearby BEST REPORT In The NEWS MAGAZINE: an hour or so (CBS),The Blowout BEST DOCUMENTARY: POV (PBS),Food Inc
He's frequently at his best playing strangely sinister roles, but Casey Affleck is within discussions to star among the ultimate good men within the new movie undertake John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost.Affleck is within line to experience Gabriel, an angel who joins forces with Michael (Benjamin Master) within the ultimate fight with Lucifer (Bradley Cooper), following the fallen one launches a complete-scale assault on God.You are able to banish any reminiscences of interminable British literature training though, because this will probably be a three dimensional action epic instead of a dull sermon.Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City, Knowing) is pointing and also the shoot is anticipated to start in The month of january 2012 in Sydney.Deadline will also be confirming that Camilla Belle (The Ballad Of Jack And Rose, 10,000 BC) has signed onto play Eve, of 'Adam and...' fame, inside a story that runs parallel towards the angelic warfare.It's interesting that Proyas appears to become largely casting against type (it could have been more apparent were Cooper and Affleck's roles switched) so it will be interesting to determine the outcomes.Heaven Lost is anticipated to spread out at the end of 2013. Casey Affleck will next be observed in Brett Ratner's Tower Heist.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Galleries is approaching naming a director for Thor 2, and that i’m hearing they may opt for an unexpected: Patty Jenkins, most widely known for pointing Charlize Theron for an Oscar in Monster, and for pointing the wonderful pilot for AMC’s The Killing. This is a genuine surprise, because women company directors aren’t usually high in list for super hero movies. Let’s observe how this plays out, however it looks pretty serious. Kenneth Branagh directed the initial. This really is all likely to happen soon. Marvel and Disney have set a This summer 26, 2013 release date for that follow up, which returns Chris Hemsworth because the hammer-carrying super hero, and Thor co-author Don Payne is writing the script. The initial made $448 million worldwide and released the star of Hemsworth, who's presently playing the second title role opposite Billy Burke and Charlize Theron in Snow Whitened and also the Huntsman for Universal.
Victor Garber When ABC premieres its new Charlie's Angels tomorrow evening, the voice of Charlie will seem awfully familiar to fans of some other female-driven ABC adventure series. Victor Garber, who starred opposite Jennifer Garner as Alias' Jack Bristow from 2001-2006, will require within the off-camera large boss role formerly performed by John Forsythe around the original 1976- 1981 series and it is giant screen reboots in 2000 and 2003. It had formerly been introduced that Hart to Hart veteran Robert Wagner - who is the owner of a stake within the Angels franchise with an early partnership with veteran producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg - could be presuming the role, but his deal fell through. By press time, Garber's deal used to be discussed and ABC declined to comment. Producers have stated you will see a back story mythology unfolding including the mysterious Charlie, with speculation brewing he might have fathered an old angel wiped out within the type of duty who'd were built with a romance using the Bosley character now performed by Ramon Rodriguez. But we'll need to stay tuned and find out in the event that early story suggestion will indeed engage in. Sign up for TV Guide Magazine now!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
"The Raid" The Raid, the Indonesian action movie that's fresh off winning the Evening time Madness sidebar's audience award at TIFF, will get the Hollywood remake treatment. Screen Gems is at discussions around the remake, a move allowed for your label since sister arm The brand new the new sony Pictures Worldwide Purchases acquired U . s . States distribution rights for the film through the Cannes Film Festival. The very first deal known for The brand new the new sony by having an exclusive settling period and right of refusal around the remake within the deal with Abc Films, the producers in the original. PHOTOS: Toronto Film Festival: 13 Movies to know The film was really the only Evening time Madness flick that already stood a distributor if the opened up at TIFF's Evening time Madness, the late-evening screening series that showcases genre movies. The film started the series and will be a sensation within the get-go, becoming one of the talks in the festival. The film notifies the story from the SWAT team that becomes in a tenement run having a callous mobster, outfitted with two highly violent fighting styles killings plus an military of machete-swinging, machine gun-transporting retailers and thugs. STORY: Hot Indonesian Action Movie 'The Raid' Sells The Planet One of the buzz-creating area of the movie might be the Indonesian fighting form referred to as silat that have been place in it by author-director Gareth Evans, who just signed with Management 360. How this phenomenal aspect might be handled having a remake is not apparent although Screen Gems knows the first fighting style is probably the movie's talents. The business is wanting to tie lower a filmmaker shortly although it will not be Evans, who chosen from repeating themselves and may focus on developing a follow-up he hopes to shoot in February Screen Gems has handled remakes of foreign films formerly, most effectively with Quarantine, a horror movie starring Jennifer Contractor which was a remake in the The the spanish language language frightening movie Rec. Toronto Worldwide Film Festival Worldwide Asia
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
TORONTO -- In the third fall festival pickup, IFC Films has acquired United States and Latin American privileges to director Lynn Shelton's touching Emily Blunt comedy Your Sister's Sister.our editor recommendsToronto 2011: IFC Films Accumulates '4:44 Last Day on Earth'Your Sister's Sister: Toronto ReviewRelated Subjects•Toronto Worldwide Fil... Shelton's film, also starring Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass and created by Steven Schardt, sparked keen interest among U.S. purchasers following its premiere in the Toronto Film Festival. IFC Films will release the film within the summer time of 2012. PHOTOS: 13 Movies to understand in the Toronto Film Festival Additionally, the film has offered within the U.K. to Studio Canal as well as in New zealand and australia to Madman. All in all, the U.S. as well as other areas came to some $1.5 million cost. UTA's Independent Film Group symbolized privileges towards the film with Josh Braun's Submarine "We fell deeply in love with Your Sister's Sister, Lynn Shelton's incredibly funny, moving and smart film featuring terrific performances by Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass. This is a conventional release for all of us, and that we anticipate setting it up to the biggest possible audience next summer time," stated Jonathan Sehring, leader of Sundance Chooses/IFC Films. Shelton's films provides a different undertake love triangles, and informs the storyline of the troubled guy who's still grieving losing his brother last year. PHOTOS: Toronto's ten best Outfitted With Emily Blunt, Julia Roberts He's encouraged by his brother's girlfriend, who transmits him to her father's cabin with an island within the Puget Seem to manage his devils. There, he meets track of the lady's half sister, who is also nursing a wounded heart. However their encounter takes an unpredicted turn that first evening, simply to have Blunt's character appear the following morning. The offer for that film was discussed by Arianna Bocco, senior v . p . of purchases & productions for Sundance Chooses/IFC Films, with Submarine and UTA Independent Film Group with respect to the filmmakers. Shelton is symbolized by UTA and Anonymous Content. Also on Wednesday, IFC Films introduced it's acquired Toronto Night time Madness title Incident, and United States privileges to 4:44 Last Day on the planet, the most recent pic from Abel Ferrara which opened at Venice. IFC Films is really a sister division to Sundance Chooses and IFC Night time. Related Subjects Toronto Worldwide Film Festival Emily Blunt Mark Duplass Rosemarie DeWitt Your Sister's Sister
Today was largely devoted to writing, as opposed to galavanting. I did, however, get out for the early afternoon press screening of Moneyball, which certainly lived up to the hype that I've been hearing around town all week, and the star of which -- namely, Brad Pitt -- I wrote about later in the day. This evening, I ventured out to the rooftop of The Spoke Club for Paramount's party celebrating its Sundance acquisition/TIFF film Like Crazy (pictured). I chatted for a bit with Jonathan Schwartz, the lawyer-turned-producer who helped to guide this film to fruition, and its male lead, Anton Yelchin; his co-star Felicity Jones, meanwhile, huddled with some friends by a heat lamp on the other side of the windy deck. Studio folks couldn't be happier with the response that Like Crazy has generated in Toronto, and have also enjoyed seeing the recently released poster for Young Adult (which we premiered on this blog), their other big awards contender, hanging in a main hallway of the packed TIFF Bell Lightbox for all festivalgoers and journalists to see. Finally, I made my way over to Roy Thomson Hall for the gala screening of Butter, a film that premiered at Telluride two weeks ago when I was there, but that I was unable to catch at the time. The film is quite funny, at times, and deserves to be seen -- but by no means will it be a Little Miss Sunshine (2006) type of awards contender, as some had insinuated it might be when it was first seen. (To be honest, the funniest part of the night was the statement issued by distributor Harvey Weinstein and read to the audience by actress Olivia Wilde right before the lights went down.) Speaking of Wilde, I'll be sitting down with the actress tomorrow morning for an interview, so I better run now and prepare! 'Til next time... Toronto International Film Festival Brad Pitt Harvey Weinstein Olivia Wilde Moneyball Butter
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Monday, September 12, 2011
Sean Lee from the Dallas Cowboys NBC is ecstatic that football has returned. Sunday Evening Football's season opener set an archive because the series' greatest-ranked game ever, and obtained the very best rankings for any Week 1 tilt on the Sunday or Monday evening in fifteen years, preliminary Nielsen data demonstrated. Fall Preview: Get scoop on all of your favorite coming back shows The overall game published a 16.9 overnight rating and 27 share - the greatest overnight amounts for any equally scheduled game since Sept. 2, 1996. The record rating for that NFL's premier prime-time package - which grew to become NBC's Sunday evening game in 2006 - was up 3 % in comparison with this past year, 26 % versus. 2009, and gave the network the 2010 greatest Sunday evening since ABC broadcast the Academy awards February. 27. ESPN, National football league extend Monday Evening Football pact through 2021 As the Dallas Cowboys coughed up the overall game towards the New You are able to Jets, 27-24, the overall game went lower towards the final minute and averaged some 22.57 million audiences. Additionally, it gained a 9.5 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds. Meet up with more TV/entertainment news The following greatest audience-getter about the broadcast systems: CBS' 9/11: ten years Later, which received 12.23 million from eight to ten p.m. Watching the Monday evening National football league doubleheader? Inform us now The boffo amounts for that Sunday evening contest came about the heels of Thursday night's kickoff that attracted 27.two million fans - overall, an augury devoutly to become wanted by NBC. SNF wasn't any. one in the very first 1 / 2 of this years-11 season and likely is going to be this year. As well, the Super Bowl on February. 5 is going to be included in NBC - which just could assist the network climb from 4th place.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
A 2 Tall Boots, Greyshack Films production. (Worldwide sales: Submarine Films, New You are able to.) Created by Mike S. Ryan, Blythe Robertson, Lauren Ambrose. Executive producers, Peter C. Selig, Brent Stiefel. Co-producer, Alicia Van Couvering. Directed, compiled by Bryan Wizemann.With: Lauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, Penelope Ann Burns, David Conrad, Adina Porter, Craig Grey.Money worries tempt a feckless single mom in the finish of her tether to create another bad decision in downbeat, Vegas-set indie drama "Think about Me" from helmer-author Bryan Wizemann. A flashy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose psychologically volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the excessively contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines viewer empathy. Further fest exposure will probably segue by-viewing formats. Although her money is precarious, thirtysomething divorcee Angela (Ambrose) frequently ignores a realistic look at her situation, ordering taxis, purchasing costly mixed drinks, and impulsively going for a minimum wage cleaning job during the night although she barely handles her call-center day work. Her 8-year-old daughter Sunny (Audrey Scott) is affected with Angela's chaotic existence, sometimes neglected to the stage of endangerment. The particularly forced final reel finds Angela thinking about a cash offer in the sister (Penelope Ann Burns) of office friend Max (Dylan Baker, creepy) to consider Sunny off her hands. Most credible elements would be the moody pictures -- which entirely avoid sunlight -- nailing the claustrophobic, artificial atmosphere from the neon-by-evening, fluorescent-by-day desert city, and also the silently natural thesping of child-star-in-the making Scott.Camera (color, HD), Mark Schwartzbard editor, Michael Taylor music, Shaun Sophistication production designer, Brandon Tonner-Connelly costume designer, Deborah Newhall. Examined at Toronto Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema), Sept. 10, 2011. Running time: 103 MIN. Contact the range newsroom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
La, Calif. -- Kate Gosselin continues to be visiting grips that her TLC series, Kate Plus 8 was canceled recently. Im losing it, she told People. In a major way. Mom of eight states her children twins Cara and Mady, and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel werent ready for that series to finish. Nobody was. Ive never quit employment during my existence without getting another thing arranged, she ongoing. I have no idea what is next. Despite her career uncertainty, the Gosselin matriarch has vowed to complete her better to keep her kids within the lifestyle theyve become familiar with. I said excitedly I'll work my fingers towards the bone to make certain that they'll stay here and visit their school, Kate told the mag. You will find no guarantees in existence for anybody, but they already know Im passing on my best shot. Recently, TLC introduced the series was ending, telling Access Hollywood inside a statement, TLC has made the decision to not renew another season of Kate Plus 8. Kate Plus 8 may have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8) a great milestone. TLC hopes to sign in with Kate and also the family periodically with special offers later on. The series finale will air on September 12. Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Corporation. All privileges reserved.These components might not be released, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Postcard from Venice: Soderbergh's Contagion - Catch the Fever! But Try Chicken with Plums at Your Own Risk
After the freshness and deceptive simplicity of their debut, the 2007 animated feature Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Poulet aux Prunes — or Chicken with Plums — showing in competition here, is something of a disappointment. The cast isn’t the problem: The movie stars Mathieu Amalric as an embittered musician living in late-1950s Tehran, and Maria de Medeiros as his beleaguered but adoring wife; Chiara Mastroianni has a tiny part, and the fine Moroccan-born actor Jamel Debbouze appears in small dual roles. But the material just doesn’t resonate, as Persepolis did. Persepolis was based on Satrapi’s marvelous graphic memoir of growing up in Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution, a straightforward, bracing and funny piece of work that lent itself beautifully to the elegance of black-and-white animation. Chicken with Plums is a live-action film (based on another of Satrapi’s graphic novels from 2004), and Satrapi and Paronnaud aren’t as surefooted with this medium. But more significantly, neither the story nor the characters give us enough to hold onto. They’re storybook figures rather than people we can really come to care about, and in some cases, their behavior is so bad that it’s hard to feel much sympathy for them at all. Amalric plays Nasser-Ali, a formerly great violinist who no longer has the will to play, partly because he can’t find the right instrument. But the greater issue, we learn, is that years ago he lost the love of his life, a woman named, quite symbolically, Irne. Now he’s married to Medeiros’s Faranguisse, who has borne him two children and who cares for him deeply. But after suffering years of verbal abuse and neglect, even she has reached the end of her rope. Chicken with Plums takes place in the eight days before Nasser-Ali’s death, and tells the story of his rather miserable life. Some of his suffering you can buy — this is Mathieu Amalric we’re talking about, an actor who, particularly in the movies made by Arnaud Desplechin, has shown a knack for playing flawed, troubled, jittery characters that are nevertheless easy to connect with. But Nassir-Ali comes off mostly as a spoiled, bitter complainer — and, as his wife reminds him, he does moon around the house all day while she has to go out to work and take care of the family. Lost love or no, Nassir-Ali has simply never made a go at life. What’s more, the filmmaking here is stylized and aggressively whimsical, reminiscent of the filmmaking of Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director of the wonderful A Very Long Engagement and the far less wonderful Amelie). There’s some too-cute magic realism going on here, as when Nassir-Ali dreams of Sophia Loren and we see a giant pair of brassiere-clad breasts moving toward him, just inviting him to bury his face in there. There’s a faint air of melancholy hovering over Chicken with Plums, and while that aura shouldn’t be heavier, it could be better defined. The metaphor embedded in the story — the idea of one’s home country as a lost lady love — is a basic and potentially potent one. Does it really need to be cutesified? Stephen Soderbergh’s epidemic thriller Contagion, showing out of competition here at the festival, is a forthright, effective piece of filmmaking, even if it’s front-loaded so that most of its power (and its horror) is clustered in the first third. I won’t go into too much detail here, as my colleague Alison Wilmore will be here with a full review when the movie opens next week. But I will say that I was surprised by how eerily suspenseful the picture is, beginning with its image of a sniffly, sickly-looking Gwyneth Paltrow, en route to her home in Minneapolis after a business trip to Hong Kong — she looks like she’s got something that she won’t be able to kick with a few doses of DayQuil, and boy, does that turn out to be the case. Soderbergh has assembled a cast of biggies here, including Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Matt Damon (who has a moment early in the picture that’s off the charts, an expression of grief so elemental that it nearly derails the movie). But Soderbergh also does well by some other terrific actors who haven’t had any major roles of late, including Jennifer Ehle as a take-charge researcher and Elliott Gould in a small but heroic turn. Gould got the biggest laugh I’ve heard at the festival this year, when he shoos away a semi-crackpot blogger played by Law: “Blogging isn’t writing,” he says. “It’s graffiti with punctuation.” That line was tailor-made for an audience of old-school professional journalists and critics — many of whom, out of necessity, blog for their outlets as well. We’re wrestling with our own epidemic, but at least we can laugh about it. Read more of Stephanie Zacharek’s 2011 Venice Film Festival coverage here.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
When Irene Tien started her Twitter account in 2006, she probably never predicted that the account would become the face of a natural disaster.our editor recommendsHurricane Irene Bumps Up Ratings, Web Traffic for The Weather ChannelHurricane Irene: FEMA Urges People to Tweet, Facebook But that's exactly what happened when Hurricane Irene started heading toward the East Coast. Tien, who is 28-year-old New Yorker, started getting replies on Twitter as if she were the actual hurricane. "Btw, tweeting @irene doesn't deliver any messages to the hurricane. Sorry," she wrote in reply. However, Tien's co-workers at the digital-media firm Huge, Inc., felt that there was an opportunity to do more with this sudden communication connection. They convinced her to hand over her Twitter for the next few days so that the account could actually become the storm. While many of the comments are funny, there are plenty of pieces of safety information also sent out through the account. Hurricane Irene: All Broadway Performances Canceled This Weekend Tien does not do any of the tweeting herself, leaving it up to her colleagues, Ross Morrison, who is Huge Inc.'s Associate Creative Director and Bjorn Larsen, a copywriter at the company. The duo is holed up in an apartment in Brooklyn for the storm. "We've been trying to balance the humor with appropriate information. A lot of people were trying to engage the account for information. It was a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly,"Sam Weston, Huge, Inc.'s Director, Communications told The Hollywood Reporter. The first Tweet from Hurricane Irene came on August 26: "Hey, so... this is Irene. The hurricane." Hurricane Irene Prompts New York Times to Drop Pay Wall Now, as the real Hurricane Irene travels up the coast from North Carolina, making its way into New England, Irene has more than 9,500 followers, and sends out a balance of funny and serious messages. Officials, such as a rep from FEMA, have also contacted the account about spreading the word about safety measures for this weekend. Hurricane Irene: News Channels Airing Live Coverage From East Coast "500,000 w/o electricity right now? Can't verify this because none of them are tweeting," she wrote on Saturday. "Everybody get somewhere safe, get your rest and try to stay dry," she also tweeted. Other gems from the Hurricane Irene writer have included: "Jets vs. Giants preseason game moved to Monday? I was hoping to make it! Mark Sanchez is so dreamy!" "I may not always be entirely serious... or cirrus ... or even cumulonimbus... but I'll try to keep it helpful." "Cape Lookout, NC doesn't look anything like the brochure my travel agent gave me but still a very charming town." What will happen to the account once the storm has passed? Weston says they will return it to its rightful owner, Irene Tien. Related Topics Twitter Hurricane Irene