EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Tambor, who starred in Amazon’s comedy pilot Onion News Empire, is set to topline another half-hour Amazon pilot, Jill Soloway’s Transparent. Also cast in the pilot is Gaby Hoffman (Veronica Mars movie). I hear that …
Beverly Hills, CA – July 29, 2011 – AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association Summer 2011 Press Tour that the network is launching AMC Digital Studios, an online destination to incubate and to develop web series from up-and-coming talent to be showcased at amctv.com. The division serves as both a laboratory to develop future content for AMC TV and also a destination to produce web series that have the same high-quality storytelling for which our television series have become known. The first web series launching is called “The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks.” It is co-written and directed by Peter Glanz and stars Adam Goldberg as Arthur Banks with Jeffrey Tambor. “The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks” is about 40 minutes in length and premieres as a co-release on amctv.com and on the free, ad-supported Hulu.com on August 22nd.
Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for Deadline:
PAUL is a road-trip comedy written by (and starring) Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, who are treated like absolute royalty by fans here. (Proof that what plays well at Comic-Con doesn’t always make it huge elsewhere; see also: “Filion, Nathan”). But PAUL is a perfect Comic-Con movie, because it actually begins at Comic-Con, as our lead duo take a road trip from San Diego to Area 51, where they pick up an escaping alien called Paul.