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Jason Bateman Extends First-Look Deal at Universal

30 July 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has extended Jason Bateman’s first-look producing deal through his Aggregate company through the end of 2017.

Bateman signed the initial deal in 2012. Aggregate and Bluegrass Films produced Melissa McCarthy’s “Identity Thief,” which grossed $139 million for Universal. Aggregate also produced Bateman’s directorial debut “Bad Words.”

Aggregate is also producing Fox Searchlight’s “Ipo Man” and an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal from a script by David Bar Katz. Aggregate is one of more than 20 first-look deals at Universal, including pacts with Judd Apatow, Ron Howard, Vin Diesel, Chris Meledandri and Elizabeth Banks.

The company has also hired Aaron Schmidt as an executive. He had been a vice president at Kevin McCormick’s Warner Bros.-based Langley Park.

Bateman directed and stars in “The Family Fang” along with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. The drama, in which a brother and sister return to their family home after their world famous parents disappear, »

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Nat Geo Sets Projects With Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, Alex Gibney And Tom Fontana – TCA

29 July 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

National Geographic Channel has set three separate projects with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Alex Gibney and Tom Fontana, the network announced today during its panel at the Television Critics Association summer tour. Red Planet (wt), an event series which tells the epic story of the quest to colonize Mars, is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia. A hybrid of scripted and unscripted elements, Red Plane… »

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‘Saints & Strangers’ Star Raul Trujillo Praises Nat Geo for ‘Letting Us De-Sanitize the Story of Thanksgiving’

29 July 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nat Geo’s TV movie event “Saints & Strangers” won’t be the traditional version of the Pilgrims and Native Americans’ first Thanksgiving. Actor Raul Trujillo praised the cable channel for letting himself and other cast members tell the gritty reality behind the not-so-friendly historical event. “I think the beauty of the bravery of Nat Geo is actually that they’re letting us de-sanitize the story of Thanksgiving and that whole part of our history,” he said on Wednesday during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Also Read: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson Projects Land at Nat Geo »

- Tony Maglio

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard to Explore Mars for Nat Geo Doc

29 July 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg are on a mission to explore Mars with “Red Planet,” a National Geographic Channel event series that they are exec producing.

Red Planet” (working title) is set in both 2032 and the present day and is described as a hybrid of both scripted and unscripted elements as it chronicles the first manned mission to Mars as well as the mission to colonize Earth’s neighboring planet.

“It’s genre busting; it’s a hybrid of scripted elements that are set in the future and documentary interviews with scientists [from today],” Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Channels, told journalists on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. She added that producers came to her with the idea for the project.

In addition to Grazer, Howard and Rosenberg, the project is also exec produced by Justin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia. »

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson Projects Land at Nat Geo

29 July 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

National Geographic Channel has ordered a scripted limited series from executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana about the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, the network announced Wednesday. The miniseries, “Last Man Out” will be written by Fontana. The network also announced a scripted-unscripted hybrid miniseries from executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and their Imagine Entertainment foreseeing the future colonization of Mars. Both miniseries are set to premiere on National Geographic in 2016. The two projects were held up by National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe at the Television Critics Association’s. »

- Daniel Holloway

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DGA Honors: Ron Howard, Tyler Perry & More Set

29 July 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The DGA today has unveiled the four recipients to receive special recognition at the 2015 DGA Honors, the annual gala set for October 15 at the DGA Theater in New York. The honorees include Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O'Donnell, Tyler Perry, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), and longtime Scorsese film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Howard and Perry will be recognized for their vast contribution to film and television, O'Donnell for his efforts in labor rights… »

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DGA Honors: Ron Howard, Tyler Perry & More Set

29 July 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The DGA today has unveiled the four recipients to receive special recognition at the 2015 DGA Honors, the annual gala set for October 15 at the DGA Theater in New York. The honorees include Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O'Donnell, Tyler Perry, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), and longtime Scorsese film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Howard and Perry will be recognized for their vast contribution to film and television, O'Donnell for his efforts in labor rights… »

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DGA Honors Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, Thelma Schoonmaker and More

29 July 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director/producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, director Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and film editor/Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors, to be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The red-carpet event fetes individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through film and television, while recognizing the diversity required to produce entertainment. Past DGA Honors recipients have included Nora Ephron, Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, Milos Forman, Curtis Hanson, Spike Lee, Mike Nichols, Arthur Penn, Sydney Pollack, and Martin Scorsese. Read More: How Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker Restored the Luster of Michael Powell and 'The Tales of Hoffmann' »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Directors Guild to Honor Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, Chuck Schumer

29 July 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Directors Guild of America will honor director-producer Ron Howard, director-producer Tyler Perry, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-ny) and film editor Thelma Schoonmaker at its 2015 DGA Honors ceremonies on Oct. 15.

The event will be held at the DGA Theater in New York City.

“From an influential DGA and Academy Award-winning master filmmaker like Ron Howard, to a multihyphenate entertainment powerhouse and Atlanta business leader like Tyler Perry, to a renowned legislator and advocate for production incentives and job creation like Senator Chuck Schumer, DGA Honors recognizes both the visionary artists who create media as well as leaders in government and beyond,” said DGA president Paris Barclay.

“Our creative work is enriched by invaluable contributions of such craft masters as Thelma Schoonmaker, a trailblazing light in film editing, and labor leaders like Thomas J. O’Donnell, the president of Teamsters Local 817, who represents »

- Dave McNary

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Ron Howard, Tyler Perry to Receive 2015 DGA Honors

29 July 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) will honor Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell and film editor Thelma Shoonmaker at the 2015 DGA Honors, the guild announced today. DGA Honors, held this year at the DGA Theater in New York City on October 15, celebrates individuals and institutions that have made contributions to American culture through film and television. “As we approach the 80th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America, it is with great pride that we pause to express our appreciation of five incredible leaders who have shaped the direction of. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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This Fall, 6 Directors Come Together to Make 6 Visionary Films on Science - Angela Bassett Is One of Them (Watch Trailer)

29 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins »

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This Fall, 6 Directors Come Together to Make 6 Visionary Films on Science - Angela Bassett Is One of Them (Watch Trailer)

29 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner as the first six directors. Worth noting, she's both the only black director of the six, as well as the only woman director. The first episodes, now in production, explore remarkable breakthroughs in brain science, longevity,...

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Watch Chris Hemsworth Starve With Co-Stars on Set of 'In the Heart of the Sea'

29 July 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Hemsworth, aka the Sexiest Man Alive, is following his Thor fame with a couple of comedy roles -- "Vacation" and the new "Ghostbusters" reboot -- but he's also making waves in the thriller "In the Heart of the Sea." The movie is based on the real-life story of the sinking of the whaleship Essex, which inspired the novel "Moby-Dick," and it's headed to theaters December 11. Ron Howard directed the movie, which stars Chris, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland, aka the new Spider-Man.

Entertainment Tonight got a first look behind the scenes and, in the on-set video, Chris talks about the cast's 500-calorie-a-day diet to be convincingly starved on screen. Ron Howard mentions that he talked to Tom Hanks about how to lose weight for a film, since the "Cast Away" star has done that a couple of times now.

Here are a few set photos from the director and »

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Chris Hemsworth Ate 500 Calories a Day While Filming In the Heart of the Sea

28 July 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Women of the world who are dieting, Chris Hemsworth sympathizes with your plight. The Australian actor, 31, bulked up to get the body of a Norse god in Thor: The Dark World, but for his latest film, due out in December, he ate a meager 500-calorie-a-day diet! Starring in Ron Howard's action-adventure flick In the Heart of the Sea, about the real-life disaster that inspired Moby Dick, Hemsworth plays first mate Owen Chase. Chase and his shipmates are attacked by a whale in the winter of 1820, [...] »

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Lol: Clint Howard Pitches a ‘Pippi Longstocking’ Reboot Starring Milla Jovovich

24 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There have been plenty of revisionist takes on classic fairytales lately, from Maleficent to Snow White and the Huntsman, and Hollywood is on the lookout for new ideas like this all the time. Enter Clint Howard, character actor extraordinaire and brother of director Ron Howard. He has a pitch for a movie that is the “biggest, […]

The post Lol: Clint Howard Pitches a ‘Pippi Longstocking’ Reboot Starring Milla Jovovich appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Tax Breaks Bringing Hollywood Productions Back to Italy

23 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The paparazzi have been busy this year chasing stars filming in the Eternal City, as Hollywood has rediscovered Italy, making the country — and Rome’s storied Cinecitta Studios — a hot destination for foreign shoots.

Competitive tax breaks, a great euro-to-dollar exchange rate, and Italy’s depth of crew and craftsmen recently lured Paramount’s “Zoolander 2” as well as MGM and Paramount’s “Ben-Hur” remake, marking the first time in at least a decade that Cinecitta has hosted two big Hollywood productions. Ron Howard’s “Inferno” and the next James Bond installment, “Spectre,” have also shot in Rome and other parts of Italy.

Growing its production sector could be a shot in the arm for the nation’s ailing economy  — after all, as former prime minister Giulio Andreotti famously said of an earlier epic film shoot, “ ‘Quo Vadis’ did more for Italy than the Marshall Plan.”

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- Nick Vivarelli

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Jena Malone Joins Her ‘Hunger Games’ Co-Star Josh Hutcherson in Short Thriller ‘The Rusted’ (Exclusive)

23 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jena Malone has signed on join her “Hunger Games” co-star Josh Hutcherson in “The Rusted,” a short psychological thriller that Kat Candler will write and direct for Canon’s consumer contest “Project Imagination: The Trailer,” TheWrap has learned. Hutcherson and director Ron Howard selected “Tainted Water” as the winning trailer and thus, inspiration for the film, which will go into production this week. “Tainted Water” was created by Mark Mukherje, a college student from South Florida. “The Rusted” tells the story of a brother and sister who begin renovating their childhood home into a recording studio, when strange happenings force them to face. »

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Endemol Shine North America Inks Deal with Reality Producer Justin Hochberg

21 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Reality producer Justin Hochberg, who was part of the launch team behind “The Apprentice” and “The Contender” franchises, has signed a multi-platform deal with Endemol Shine North America, Variety has learned.

Under the exclusive pact, Hochberg and his Just Entertainment Studio team will develop the “next generation of global TV formats,” plus digital content for the company.

“We’re excited to have Justin on our Endemol Shine team to develop the next generation of global TV formats and branded digital content,” Eden Gaha, president of unscripted television for Endemol Shine USA, announced Tuesday. “Justin’s a talented producer with the ability to bring together all of the elements that create major TV franchises.”

Hochberg commented, “The new Endemol Shine is more than a TV juggernaut. Having access to its digital platforms, talent, consumer products and global reach, has already begun paying dividends. I’ve never gotten bigger and better ideas sold faster. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Clan of the Cave Bear' TV Series: See Ron Howard, Millie Brady Set Photos

20 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It was only last July, but it seems like thousands of years ago that we first heard about this "Clan of the Cave Bear" TV series -- and now we're finally getting updates on its progress.

Last year, Lifetime gave a pilot order to an adaptation of Jean M. Auel's six-book series, which features "The Clan of the Cave Bear" as the first title. The story follows a girl's struggle to survive in a prehistoric time when modern Cro-Magnons interacted with Neanderthals. There was a movie made in 1986 starring Daryl Hannah, but this series is probably trying to erase that from our memories.

"I've always admired Jean M. Auel's timeless work," Rob Sharenow, Lifetime's exec VP and general manager, told Variety at the time. "With the visionary creative team of Ron Howard, Linda Woolverton, Brian Grazer, Alli Shearmur, Jean M. Auel and Francie Calfo behind it, this project »

- Gina Carbone

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Samba in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 July 2015 4:44 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's Samba, stars Omar Sy, Tahar Rahim (Grand Central) and Charlotte Gainsbourg Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At The Paris Theatre, the greats of the past - Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, Charlie Chaplin and Frank Capra - and Italy's recent past - Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli - blended with Ken Loach, Michel Gondry and Woody Allen as Samba co-director Olivier Nakache and Omar Sy spoke with me on the red carpet. Sy also starred in Nakache and Eric Toledano's The Intouchables. Omar Sy will soon be seen in John Wells' (of August: Osage County fame) Adam Jones with Bradley Cooper and Alicia Vikander and is filming Ron Howard's Inferno with Tom Hanks, Ben Foster and Felicity Jones.

Samba co-director Olivier Nakache: "We like to discover something about society, but with humor." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Omar's wife, Hélène Sy, was joined by guests Michael Avedon, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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