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Richard Kind, Robyn Lively & Chinasa Ogbuagu Among Pilot Cast Additions

By | Tuesday September 24, 2013 @ 3:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Richard Kind (Spin City, Argo) rounds out the cast of USA Network‘s single-camera comedy pilot Love Is Dead. Written and executive produced by Zev Borow based on a French short film, Love Is Dead is set at an agency that specializes in breaking up romantic relationships on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens. It centers on Alex (Ben Rappaport) who, after he’s dumped by a representative of the agency, takes a job at the company. Kind, repped by Innovative and Forster Entertainment, plays Ken Bell, Alex’s father, a cantankerous man with a penchant for tough-love advice and quality mustard.

Robyn Lively and Sloan Morgan Siegel lead the cast of Amazon’s kids pilot Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street, a look at the lives of three quirky tweens who live in a surreal world of eccentric characters and strange happenings. It centers on Gortimer (Siegel). Lively, repped by Mavrick Artists and Management 360, plays Gortimer’s smart, relaxed and independent mom. Siegel is with Abrams. Read More »

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Richard Kind To Host WGA Awards’ East Coast Show

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 12:53pm PST

Richard Kind, who plays screenwriter Max Klein in the Oscar-nominated Argo, will host the 65th Annual WGA Awards‘ New York ceremony, set for February 17 at B.B. King Blues Club. Among the presenters are Beasts Of The Southern Wild co-writer Lucy Alibar, Sleepwalk With Me writer-director and comedian Mike Birbiglia, Bobby Cannavale, David Chase, comedian and talk show host W. Kamau Bell, The Simpsons writer Mike Reiss and Girls co-star Allison Williams. The event will be held simultaneously with the WGA Awards’ West Coast ceremony, which Nathan Fillion is hosting at the JW Marriott LA Live.

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FishBowl To Produce Animated Web Series Starring Dave Coulier And Richard Kind

By | Thursday August 11, 2011 @ 12:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh’s FishBowl Worldwide Media has begun production on a pilot episode for The Potts, an original animated web series. The show, whose voice cast includes Dave Coulier and Richard Kind, follows a family in search of fame and fortune who will do just about anything to get on reality TV. David & Goliath founder and Illustrator Todd Goldman and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Chuck Tatham created The Potts, which is being executive produced by DiBona, Gersh and FishBowl EVP Creative Affairs Susan Levison. The series will launch on YouTube, where FishBowl’s 2010 Web series CuteWinFail has received 25 million viewers. Talks with additional digital distributors are underway.

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HBO Picks Up Michael Mann/Dustin Hoffman Horse-Racing Drama ‘Luck’ To Series

Nellie Andreeva

Dustin Hoffman HeadshotHBO has ordered the Dustin Hoffman-starring pilot Luck to series. Luck, from Michael Mann and David Milch, takes a provocative look at horse racing the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players.  Production is set to begin this fall at Santa Anita Park and other Los Angeles locations.

“Michael Mann delivered a pilot from David Milch’s brilliant script that took our breath away,” said HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo.  “We are truly excited that these two artists, and our extraordinary cast headed by Dustin Hoffman, will be bringing Luck to life.”

The cast for the pilot, penned by Milch and directed by Mann, also includes Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart, Tom Payne, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens and Nick Nolte. Jill Hennessy guest stars. Milch, Mann and Carolyn Strauss execitive produce, with Henry Bronchtein co-executive producing and Hoffman producing.

Luck joins another high-profile new HBO drama series from a big filmmaker and a top TV writer, Martin Scorsese/Terence Winter’s Boardwalk Empire, which stars Steve Buscemi. The network also has two pilots from A-listers, Bill Condon’s Tilda, starring Diane Keaton, Jason Patric and Ellen Page, and John Logan/Kathryn Bigelow’s Miraculous Year starring Norbert Leo Butz, Hope Davis and Frank Langella.

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