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Toronto Adds Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’, Frederick Wiseman & Ethan Hawke Docus; Vanguard & Midnight Madness Lineups

By | Tuesday July 29, 2014 @ 8:59am PDT

Toronto Adds Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’, Frederick Wiseman & Ethan Hawke Docus; Vanguard & Midnight Madness LineupsUPDATED: The Toronto Film Festival announced several additions to the 2014 lineup this morning including the documentary pics and the lineups for The Masters, Vanguard and Midnight Madness. The docu lineup features pioneers of BASE jumping in Sunshine Superman; Los Angeles sex workers in Tales Of The Grim Sleeper; survivors of the Indonesian genocide in The Look Of Silence; and, in Red Army, a hockey captain’s transition from national hero to political enemy during the rise and fall of the Soviet game.

Tusk 1The Midnight Madness section includes the world premiere of Kevin Smith’s Tusk, the wacky horror thriller that dropped its first trailer during Comic-Con. Set in the Canadian wilderness, it stars Justin Long as a podcaster who’s assigned to interview a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks) who happens to have a strange obsession with walruses. Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez also star. The pic hits theaters just after the fest on September 19; the Toronto fest runs September 4-14.

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Comic-Con UPDATE: Bryan Fuller Reveals ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Details, Eddie Izzard Among Returning Characters & Emmy Disappointment

By | Thursday July 24, 2014 @ 5:49pm PDT

Comic-Con UPDATE: Bryan Fuller Reveals ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Details, Eddie Izzard Among Returning Characters & Emmy DisappointmentUPDATE: 5:49 PM: There were a few surprises at the Hannibal panel today after all. Both leads Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy appeared to Ballroom 20 via short individual video greetings with the former in Denmark and the latter from Australia.

hugh dancy hannibal video picAlso, it turns out Season 3 will pick up a year after the brutal events of the Season 2 finale. Episode 4 of Season 3 will fill in what happened between the two cycles, Bryan Fuller disclosed. He also revealed after a half-joking question by moderator Jonathan Ross that Eddie Izzard in fact will return to the series. “We’re writing for Eddie Izzard to return in a flashback scene,” said Fuller to applause from the packed ballroom about the reappearance of the losing limbs Dr. Abel Gideon. Izzard appeared in 5 episodes in Season 2. BTW – Raul Esparza did show up, and he’s coming back to the show.

PREVIOUS, 4:05 PM: Bryan Fuller doesn’t spare Hannibal viewers the raw deal on the show and he has no intention of doing otherwise today at Comic-Con. “We’re pretty generous with the spoilers,” the showrunner refreshingly told me just before this afternoon’s panel. “We will be talking fairly openly about events in Season 3 and hopefully getting people excited.” If last year’s SDCC appearance by the NBC series is any indication, the fans in Ballroom 20 will be very exited indeed. Despite a sometime Read More »

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Andy Samberg & Kit Harington Lead All-Star Cast Of HBO Sports Mocumentary ’7 Days In Hell’

By | Thursday July 24, 2014 @ 9:31am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Andy Samberg & Kit Harington Lead All-Star Cast Of HBO Sports Mocumentary ’7 Days In Hell’HBO is assembling a star-studded cast for 7 Days In Hell, an original comedy movie toplined by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Game of ThronesKit Harington.  Written by Murray Miller (Girls) based on an original concept by him and Samberg, the sports mockumentary stars Samberg and Harington as fierce tennis rivals in an epic, seven-day match at 2004 Wimbledon. The location is hardly random — the longest tennis match on record was held on Court 18 at Wimbledon during the 2010 championships when John Isner and Nicolas Mahut battled it out for 11 hours over three days, with the American ultimately clinching a victory, 70-68 in the fifth set.

Plaque_on_Wimbledon_Court_No._18_to_commemorate_the_longest_match_in_tennis_history_between_John_Isner_and_Nicolas_Mahut_on_22-24_June_2010Confirmed to co-star in the film so far are Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Karen Gillan, Howie Mandel, Soledad O’Brien (playing herself), Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen and June Squibb. Based on breakdowns I’ve seen, Samberg’s Aaronmillermurray Williams is tennis’ superstar bad boy, while Brit Harington’s Charles Poole is channeling Andy Murray, a tennis prodigy and certified truck driver. Adding to their rivalry is Gillan’s supermodel Lily, Charles’ childhood friend who made a sex tape with Aaron. Steenburgen plays Charles’ psychotic and controlling mother, while Forte plays a tennis historian. Jake Szymanski (SNL) is directing. Read More »

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Charley Koontz Cast As Regular In ‘CSI: Cyber’

By | Wednesday July 23, 2014 @ 8:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Charley Koontz Cast As Regular In ‘CSI: Cyber’EXCLUSIVE: Community‘s Charley Koontz has landed his first series regular gig, a co-starring role opposite Patricia Arquette in CBS’ upcoming CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber. Inspired by the work of real-life CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken, CSI: Cyber centers on Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette) who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. The project originated as CSICyberplanted spinoff episodes on CSI last season, which only featured Arquette. The rest of the series’ cast is currently being assembled, with Koontz as the first actor locked in. Koontz plays Agent Daniel Grummitz with the Cyber Crime Division — a social introvert and a tech genius with a quick wit and self-deprecating honesty. Workaholic by day and night, Grumitz rarely, if ever, goes home. Indeed, he spends countless hours cracking cyber cases while on the clock. Off the clock, he practices penetration tests on Conficker clones. csicyber1While Koontz has an occasional drama credit, including playing a rape/murder suspect in an episode of NBC’s Awake, the young actor is known mostly for his comedic chops, as showcased in his recurring role as (Fat) Neil on Community. Like most CBS procedurals, CSI: Cyber, created by Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker and Ann Donahue, is expected to feature lighter moments, with Koontz likely to provide some of them.  … Read More »

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Toronto Film Fest Will Close With World Premiere of ‘A Little Chaos’; No Opener Yet; Jon Stewart, Chris Rock Get Perches

By | Tuesday July 22, 2014 @ 8:40am PDT

Toronto Film Fest Will Close With World Premiere of ‘A Little Chaos’; No Opener Yet; Jon Stewart, Chris Rock Get PerchesUPDATED, 8:40 AM: The 39th Toronto Film Festival, running September 4-14, will close with the world premiere of Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet, Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts and Stanley Tucci. The opening-night film was not announced at this morning’s press conference.

Alan Rickman Kate WinsletA Little Chaos is the perfect closing-night film – it transports audiences to another time, another place, full of beauty, complexity, rivalry, politics and romance,” said Toronto artistic director Cameron Bailey. “Alan Rickman’s film will wind audiences up just as our festival is winding down.”

In this sumptuous historical drama Sabine De Barra (Winslet)  —  a landscaper with a taste for the unconventional — is invited to design one of the fountains at the Palace of Versailles. As she battles with the weather, the perilous rivalries at the court of Louis XIV and her own private demons, she finds herself drawn inescapably closer to the formality and enigma of the architect who hired her.

Of the 13 Galas and 46 Special Presentations announced, the initial lineup includes 37 world premieres from directors including Noah Baumbach, Susanne Bier, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, David Dobkin, Philippe Falardeau, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ning Hao, François Ozon, Christian Petzold, Lone Scherfig and Chris Rock. Here’s the list: Read More »

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Steven Pasquale Joins ‘The Good Wife’; Ernie Hudson In ‘The Lottery’

By | Friday July 18, 2014 @ 8:22am PDT

Steven Pasquale Joins ‘The Good Wife’; Ernie Hudson In ‘The Lottery’Steven Pasquale has joined the cast of the upcoming sixth season of CBS’ The Good Wife. He is slated for a two-episode arc as Elfman, one of the top campaign managers in the country who Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) is trying to convince to run Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) possible campaign. Pasquale, repped by ICM Partners and manager Emily Gerson Saines, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his starring role in The Bridges Of Madison County on Broadway. He also has a recurring role on Netflix’s untitled psychological thriller drama from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. The Good Wife returns to originals on September 21.

GhostbustersErnie Hudson has booked a recurring role on Lifetime’s conspiracy thriller The Lottery. Produced by Warner Horizon, the 10-episode series is set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. Mavrick Artists-repped Hudson will play Randall Mitchell, a former Attorney General who uses his access to get the truth about his son (August Richard). Hudson has appeared recently on Mob City, The Millers, and Rizzoli & Isles. The Lottery premieres on July 20.

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Second Stage Nails Down ‘American Psycho’ Musical U.S. Premiere

By | Monday July 14, 2014 @ 10:00am PDT

Second Stage Nails Down ‘American Psycho’ Musical U.S. PremiereOff-Broadway powerhouse Second Stage will present the U.S. premiere of the much praised (and much debated) American Psycho, the musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel (and 2000 Christian Bale-starring film) about excess, murder and flashing the right labels. The show — with music by Duncan Sheik, book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, staging by Rupert Goold and a starring performance by Matt “Dr. Who” Smith – opened last December at London’s Almeida Theatre and was considered a shoo-in for Broadway next season. It still may be.

"Lost River" Premiere - The 67th Annual Cannes Film FestivalFor now, however, the show will begin performances in February 2015 and open in March at Second Stage’s West 43rd Street home base. It will be mounted in association with Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R. Pressman (who produced the film). Act 4 is a Los Angeles-based film and new media development company founded by David Johnson and committed to projects that “motivate and inspire audiences across the world toward social action.”

That’s a challenge for the Ellis novel, which prompted furious protests from feminist and human rights groups in reaction to its explicit, play-by-play depiction of the brutal torture and murder of women at the hands of protagonist Patrick Bateman, which the book’s defenders insisted was satire of a society gone mad with material obsession and moral vacuity. The musical has inspired almost inevitable comparisons to Sweeney Todd. Read More »

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Colin Farrell In Talks For HBO’s ‘True Detective 2′

By | Friday July 11, 2014 @ 10:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

Colin Farrell In Talks For HBO’s ‘True Detective 2′EXCLUSIVE: Since the staggering success of HBO’s limited series True Detective with Emmy nominees Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson,  speculation has been rampant about who might take part in the show’s second season. I can tell you that Colin Farrell is deep in negotiations to play one of what is expected to be three main roles in Season 2. HBO has been mum about cast so far, as rumors have swirled that Jessica Chastain and some others will be one of the other leads. HBO would not confirm any of the potential castings, but I am confident that Farrell will be in the cast.

truedeLike McConaughey and Harrelson, he seems the ideal movie star to take a leap and immerse himself in writer Nic Pizzolatto’s follow-up to a game-changing first season. Pizzolatto has set a high bar for himself, but the idea of taking movie stars and allowing them to play in this sandbox with such rich character development that isn’t possible with two-hour time constraints, and then go back to their movie careers, is something that will continue to draw big names if the payweb can keep the storytelling bar high. Read More »

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TCA: HBO Execs Try Unknotting Knickers Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan/Critics And Dodge ‘True Detective’ Questions

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 3:15pm PDT

TCA: HBO Execs Try Unknotting Knickers Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan/Critics And Dodge ‘True Detective’ Questions“George hasn’t finished the next book – any concerns about that?” a TV critic asked HBO execs this afternoon at TCA, referring to Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. Bleary-eyed TV critics, who gotten up pre-dawn to cover this morning’s Primetime Emmy nominations unveiling, HBOunderstandably had the series very much on their minds, what with the show clocking a pack-leading 19 noms. “His book’s not finished at this point, but we’re not concerned about it,” HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said of the writer’s progress on his most recent book in the series. “We’re not losing sleep,” chimed in HBO CEO Richard Plepler, dismissing the critics’ suggestion that Martin was leaving the premium network hanging.

Related: DeadlineNow: Emmy Noms – HBO Scores, Other Hits And Misses (Video)

Another critic tried baiting the execs to confirm speculation that next season of anthology series True Detective would star two men and one woman — seriously, just the gender, no names. “We’re going to do the next season with puppets,” Lombardo snarked. “They’re being built right now.” Look for the tweets.

Related: EMMYS: Overall Nominations By Network

Not that the two guys onstage sent critics away empty-handed. They did reveal that the first two scripts of the second season of True Detective are “more exciting than the first season.” They also announced the show’s casting — is likely to be announced in the coming week. “Is it two lead actors and one actress?” the intrepid journalist with no name persevered. “We’ll let you know,” Plepler joshed. Read More »

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Relativity Unlocks ‘The Disappointments Room’ With Kate Beckinsale, DJ Caruso

Mike Fleming

Relativity Unlocks ‘The Disappointments Room’ With Kate Beckinsale, DJ CarusoRelativity has closed a deal to to fully finance The Disappointments Room, a psychological thriller in the vein of The Shining that will begin shooting in August with Kate Beckinsale starring for director DJ Caruso. Geyer Kosinski is producing and Robbie Brenner will oversee for Relativity.

Inspired by a true event, The Disappointments Room tells the story of one family’s terror-filled encounter within their own home. Looking for a fresh start, Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and David, together with their 5-year-old son Jeremy, move into their dream house, a beautiful old rural home. Hidden within the attic was a secret room. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to this room, she accidentally unlocks a host of unimaginable horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied with her own. The ghost story was shopped at AFM, but those entities aren’t involved. The script was written by Wentworth Miller, the Prison Break star who wrote Stoker. Caruso has done the most recent pass on the script.
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TCA: ‘Naked And Afraid’ Participants Don’t Mind The Nudity But Wish Their Body Parts Were Pixilated To Look Bigger

By | Wednesday July 9, 2014 @ 10:18am PDT

TCA: ‘Naked And Afraid’ Participants Don’t Mind The Nudity But Wish Their Body Parts Were Pixilated To Look BiggerThe worst part of the nakedness on Discovery Channel‘s Naked And Afraid? Bare feet, according to four alums who showed up at TCA Summer TV Press Tour 2014 to plug the show’s new season.

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 2“Being barefoot was one of the worst parts about being [naked] for me,” said Jeff Zausch. Dani Julien said the most important prep she did for her 21 days without shelter, clothing, food or water was to walk around barefoot in the days leading up to her TV debut.

One critic wondered how the four former show participants on stage would rate the quality of the pixilation of their various body parts. “They could have made my blur spot bigger,” Justin Bullard complained.
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EOne Turning Gillian Flynn’s Debut Novel ‘Sharp Objects’ Into Drama Series From Marti Noxon

By | Tuesday July 8, 2014 @ 11:13am PDT

EOne Turning Gillian Flynn’s Debut Novel ‘Sharp Objects’ Into Drama Series From Marti NoxonThree months ahead of the premiere of Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl movie at Fox, eOne Television said today that it will develop and produce her first novel Sharp Objects as a one-hour drama series. Marti Noxon will serve as showrunner/writer on the project, while Flynn will be an executive producer (she adapted her own book for Gone Girl). Blumhouse Productions is producing and Jason Blum and Charles Layton will also executive produce, extending that shingle’s relationship with eOne which produced Blumhouse’s Sinister and Insidious films. eOne Television CEO John Morayniss and EVP US Scripted Television Michael Rosenberg will oversee the drama sereis for eOne, which is handling worldwide distribution.

Sharp ObjectsSharp Objects, published by Crown in 2006, centers on reporter Camille Preaker, who after a short stay at a psych hospital must return to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls — and deal with her neurotic, hypochondriac mother and the half-sister she barely knows. She must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story and survive the homecoming. Read More »

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Amazon Adds Shaun Cassidy Thriller ‘Hysteria’ To Third Pilot Season

By | Tuesday July 1, 2014 @ 8:24am PDT

Amazon Adds Shaun Cassidy Thriller ‘Hysteria’ To Third Pilot SeasonAmazon today made it official: it has added the hour-long dramatic thriller Hysteria, from Amazon Studios, Universal Television, and Alcon Television Group, to its third pilot season. From Shaun Cassidy, and starring Mena Suvari, James McDaniel, Josh Stewart, Adan Canto, Laura San Giacomo, and T.R. Knight. Hysteria takes viewers to Austin, Texas, where members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests in violent fits and spasms.  Neurologist Logan Harlen (Suvari) is called back to her hometown to investigate the cause. Fighting her own demons (and the growing manipulation of a brother on death row), Logan develops an uneasy suspicion that the hysteria surrounding the girls might actually be linked to social media and her own tragic past.

The show is written by Cassidy, who executive produces alongside Adam Schroeder, Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bryan Zuriff, and Director Otto Bathurst. Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the pilots they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video. Hysteria joins The Cosmopolitans, Really and Hand Of God for Amazon’s third pilot season, which will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video.
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Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Controversy Erupts As Paramount Stakes Claim To $100M Three-Day Gross, No One’s Buying It

By | Monday June 30, 2014 @ 1:20pm PDT

Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Controversy Erupts As Paramount Stakes Claim To $100M Three-Day Gross, No One’s Buying ItFINAL UPDATE, MONDAY 1:20 PM: Sorry, Paramount, but our Box Office chart will reflect what we believe is the more accurate three-day gross of Transformers: Age Of Extinction. We are also posting Par’s numbers so we can show the industry how they claimed to have gotten there. See below. Also, it is worth noting that with the accurate grosses, it puts Transformers 4‘s worldwide total at $299.6M. With Paramount’s inflated domestic grosses, it puts their worldwide gross at an inflated $302.1M. But what better headlines to please the bosses and shareholders with: A $100M domestic and over $300M worldwide. The only problem? It’s a public company and there are strict guidelines about this type of thing.

Paramount Pictures Logo10th UPDATE, MONDAY 9:43 AM:  The first big controversy of box office in the sixth months since I’ve been reporting erupted this AM as Paramount Pictures put the final three-day domestic cume of Transformers: Age Of Extinction at $100.038M as its opening weekend for the fourth installment. “They’re lying,” said one distribution head at a major studio. Said another, “I don’t get get it.  Is it just arrogance? What is the point of inflating your box office numbers? So they can claim the first $100M movie opening of the year? Oh please, who cares? It’s a great opening anyway.”

That being said, the Box Office Chart below reflects both the industry three-day gross for Transformers as well as Paramount’s purported final gross, which, by everyone’s account in the industry is inaccurate and inflated.

One insider at Paramount with knowledge of the financials told Deadline that there have been concerns that there could be more layoffs if Transformers 4 didn’t hit the $100M mark. So maybe that’s what’s going on. Even so, everyone in town — and I mean everyone – has it much less than $100M. Hey, as one my colleagues just said, the movie itself is inflated to 2 hours and 45 minutes, so why not the box office grosses, too? Read More »

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Universal Pulls ‘The Loft’ From Sked, Moves Legendary Pic ‘As Above/So Below’ Into Slot

By | Thursday June 26, 2014 @ 4:18pm PDT

Universal Pulls ‘The Loft’ From Sked, Moves Legendary Pic ‘As Above/So Below’ Into SlotThe Loft was given the August 29, 2014, release date back in August 2013, but now the crime thriller starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Rhona Mitra, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet has been pulled, with no word yet from the studio where it will land. In its place, Universal slotted As Above/So Below, a psychological thriller from Legendary and John Erick and Drew Dowdle. That pic, directed by John Erick, revolves around a team of explorers who venture into the Paris catacombs and uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. It had been scheduled for an August 15 bow, so this moves it back a couple of frames. Read More »

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Well Go USA Acquires Danny Glover Hostage Thriller ‘Supremacy’

By | Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 5:00pm PDT

Well Go USA Acquires Danny Glover Hostage Thriller ‘Supremacy’Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) and Danny Glover star in Supremacy, a racially charged psychological thriller that Well Go USA has acquired with an eye toward an awards-season run. Pic is directed by Deon Taylor from Eric J. Adams’s script in a departure from his most recent feature, the 2009 horror Chain Letter. Supremacy follows a high-ranking white supremacist (Anderson) who murders a cop and hides out with his accomplice by taking a black family hostage. Glover plays the patriarch of the house, an ex-con who must rely on his wits and understanding of the racist mind to keep his family safe. Well Go is plotting a limited theatrical run in the fall. Read More »

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Annapurna Pictures, Rooney Mara Option Captured Journalist Memoir ‘A House In The Sky’

By | Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 11:45am PDT

Annapurna Pictures, Rooney Mara Option Captured Journalist Memoir ‘A House In The Sky’Annapurna Pictures has optioned A House In The Sky, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout’s memoir about her 2008 abduction by rebel terrorists in Somalia, with aims to develop the project as a starring vehicle for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Rooney Mara.

A House In The SkyThe New York Times bestselling memoir tracks Lindhout’s 15 months in captivity and the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her captors who kept the 27-year-old reporter in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to abuse including torture and rape. Lindhout was taken at gunpoint in Mogadishu in August 2008 along with Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan, translator Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi, and two drivers while en route to conduct interviews at a refugee camp. While Elmi and the drivers were released in January of 2009, Lindhout and Brennan weren’t freed until their families paid ransom in November of that year after the two had spent 460 days in captivity.

Lindhout later turned her experience into A House In The Sky, co-written by Sara Corbett. Mara and her team found the book and brought it to Annapurna, whose Megan Ellison will produce alongside Mara. Read More »

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Millennium Entertainment Acquires Outbreak Thriller ‘Dead Within’

By | Monday June 23, 2014 @ 2:04pm PDT

Millennium Entertainment Acquires Outbreak Thriller ‘Dead Within’EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to psychological thriller Dead Within from director Ben Wagner, his 3:41am shingle and Aengus James and Colin King Miller’s This Is Just a Test Productions. Pic follows a man and a woman who survive a deadly outbreak by isolating themselves in a cabin. When they run out of resources and are forced to open the door, they must confront the horrors that threaten them from outside and from within. Talk about method filmmaking: Stars Amy Cale Peterson (Wagner’s Southbounders) and Dean Chekvala (True Blood, People Like Us) were locked in a cabin throughout the production in what was filmed as an “immersive” shoot. Pic was scripted by Wagner and his actors with Matthew Bradford. Millennium is plotting a fall multi-platform release while SC Films will distribute internationally. ICM Partners negotiated the domestic and international deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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R.I.P. Anthony Goldschmidt

By | Friday June 20, 2014 @ 5:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

R.I.P. Anthony GoldschmidtAnthony Goldschmidt, the iconic founder of Intralink Graphic Design, passed away  June 17 surrounded by family and friends. He was 71 and is survived by his wife, Cari Rachel, whom he called Five. Goldschmidt was a most accomplished designer of movie posters, and a favorite of directors from Ron Howard to Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. Most recently, Oscar producers Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg selected him for the honor of designing the official poster for the 84th Academy Awards.

oscar_posterOver the course of his long career, he worked on the campaigns and designed some of the most memorable posters of the last 50 years. Those films include Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Color Purple, Cocoon, E.T., Blade Runner, The Lost Boys, Empire of the Sun, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Thelma and Louise, Chaplin, The Shawshank Redemption, The Crow, Apollo 13, Twister, Psycho, The Green Mile, The Perfect Storm, A.I., Cinderella Man, The Aviator, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Read More »

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