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SAG-aftra Board Approves New Movie-tv Contract, Triggering Ratification Vote

12 July 2014 11:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-aftra’s national board has approved the tentative deal with production companies for a three-year master contract covering movie and primetime TV work.

Saturday’s action by the performers union board triggers a ratification vote by the 165,000 SAG-aftra members.

Postcards notifying members about voting will be mailed out July 23. Members can vote electronically or by paper ballot with a deadline of Aug. 22, when the votes will be counted.

The board met for more than 12 hours and recommended approval of the new deal with 90% of the board members in favor.

SAG-aftra and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached the agreement July 4  following two months of negotiations. In a message to members that day, the union touted “significant gains” in the new tentative deal –  including a compounded 8.7% hike in minimums over three years;  unification of the SAG and AFTRA TV contracts; and improved terms and conditions and full TV »

- Dave McNary

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Up

3 July 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

This tremendous tale of an old man realising his life's dream courtesy of a clapboard house hoisted into the air by helium balloons could be Pixar's finest moment. Ed Asner voices the old grouch who reluctantly finds himself teaming up with a chirpy wilderness scout as they venture deep into the South American jungle. Awe-inspiring computer animation is more than matched by rich characterisation and a surreal plot that proves wrenchingly poignant and heart-stoppingly exciting. »

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Chasing Life's Scott Michael Foster on April and Leo's 'Exciting' Connection

1 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following their initial (and very literal) run-in, Chasing Life‘s April and Leo are about to collide once again — and this time, Scott Michael Foster tells TVLine, there’s an “exciting” twist involved. Should Dominic be worried?

Related TV Icons Marion Ross and Ed Asner to Visit ABC Family’s Chasing Life

Below, Foster — who plays Leo, son of gubernatorial candidate Bruce Hendrie — teases his character’s second meeting with April this Tuesday (ABC Family, 9/8c), as well as his complicated relationship with his father.

Tvline | Does Leo have cancer or is he at the meeting because he knows someone who has cancer? »

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Switched at Birth Scoop: 'Bemmett' Fallout, Tank's Surprise Arc and More

16 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A night of passion for Bay and Emmett won’t lead to a happy morning after when ABC Family’s Switched at Birth returns Monday at 8/7c.

The one-time couple will be facing the tough reality of their steamy actions — like the fact that she did the unthinkable, cheating on boyfriend Tank — leaving them to wonder if they have what it takes to get back together, reveals executive producer Lizzy Weiss below.

The Ep also previews Tank’s future on the show, Daphne’s new work-vs.-romance conflict, a “big” family story and college plans.

Related | The FostersMaia Mitchell Talks Callie’s Daddy Issues, »

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The Fosters' Maia Mitchell Talks Callie's Daddy Issues, 'Hiccup' With Wyatt

15 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When The Fosters returns for Season 2 on Monday (ABC Family, 9/8c), Callie has no desire to seek out her biological father. Hard to believe, considering he’s played by Dawson’s Creek alum Kerr Smith, right?

However, circumstances will force her to confront the man she sees as just a “sperm donor,” describes star Maia Mitchell.

Related | Exclusive Fosters Video: Mariana’s Sexy Hobby Gets Some Hot, Others Bothered

It’s a good thing then that she has boyfriend Wyatt to lean on for support. But a “hiccup” will cause some trouble for the young lovers, reveals Mitchell below. The »

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TV On Tap: Fox Wants to Cancel “Harry” and David Tennant Returns as “The Escape Artist”

13 June 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Restoring our faith in humanity, Fox has cancelled the mean spirited I Want to Marry “Harry” as well as the improv show Riot. The remaining episodes of “Harry” will be made available online, while Fox says it will eventually find a new time slot to air Riot.

The Comeback co-creator Michael Patrick King talked with EW about the cult comedy’s new season. “Valerie does get in the spotlight, which is what she always reached for, but we found a unique way of telling the story about what can happen when you get something you want.”

ABC Family’s new drama Chasing Life has booked Ed Asner and Marion Ross for guest roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They’ll play the grandparents of lead character April.

Joe Morton is a part of the cast of the upcoming TNT drama Proof but that doesn’t mean he’ll be gone from Scandal. »

- Lyle Masaki

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ABC Family Announces New Hidden-Camera Prank Show Freak Out

12 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Family is looking to scare up some laughs this fall.

Related | TV Icons Marion Ross and Ed Asner to Visit ABC Family’s Chasing Life

The network on Thursday announced a 14-episode order for Freak Out, a half-hour hidden-camera prank show, set to debut during the “13 Nights of Halloween” this October.

Each episode of Freak Out will feature a new “mark,” chosen by a friend or family member, who will have to face his or her fear come to life. The Freak Out team will use “elaborate special effects, intricate makeup, twisted actors, and multiple cameras” to terrify the target, »

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TV Icons Marion Ross and Ed Asner to Visit ABC Family's Chasing Life

12 June 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Happy Days are ahead for Chasing Life.

Marion Ross, who famously played Mrs. C on the 1950s-set 1970s comedy, and fellow TV icon Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) have joined ABC Family’s cancer drama, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Related | ABC Family’s Chasing Life: Will You Follow April’s Journey of Hope?

Ross and Asner will play April’s (Italia Ricci) grandparents, who end up causing trouble when they visit for the holidays.

Smash alum Andy Mientus also recently joined the freshman drama, which follows an aspiring journalist who discovers she has cancer.

Chasing Life airs Tuesdays at 9/8c. »

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New on Video: ‘El Dorado’

13 March 2014 9:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

El Dorado

Written by Leigh Brackett

Directed by Howard Hawks

USA, 1966

When El Dorado was first shown in 1966, the Western in its classical form was beginning to disappear from American cinema. John Ford, synonymous with the genre, released his last feature that year, and El Dorado would be the second-to-last film by its own legendary director, Howard Hawks. The Western was evolving and its old masters were giving way to modern innovators. The stylishly self-conscious films of Sergio Leone first signaled the shift (the films of his “Dollars Trilogy” came out in 1964-1966), and it was certified by the critical, ominous, and violent The Wild Bunch, directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1969. Hawks decried the slow-motion bloodletting of Peckinpah. He argued that he could kill four men, get them to the morgue, and bury them before this newcomer could get one on the ground.

With this as the context of its gestation, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Fan Art: The Ultimate Pop-Culture Alphabet, Plus: Pixar Characters Invade This Year's Best Picture Nominees

24 February 2014 2:05 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Take anything geeky, blend with a unique style, serve as something we would want to hang on our wall, and you have yourself a work of film nerd-approved art. Jeff Victor has created the ultimate pop-culture alphabet, featuring characters from cult hits like Star Wars and beloved franchises, such as Iron Man. The adorable illustrations can be seen in full on Victor’s website. If supercute characters from movies mashed together with something awesome is more your speed, check out these Todd Spence (from Break.com) Pixar posters. Taking figures from the animated giant’s canon and matching them with this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees is a thing we wished we thought of first. Personal favorite: Carl Fredricksen from Up (voiced by Ed Asner in the film...

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- Alison Nastasi

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‘Up’ and the World Outside Our Doors

22 February 2014 9:44 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mention Up to someone, and it is almost inconceivable that their response will not immediately mention the montage. The sequence which opens the film has come to overshadow all that follows so completely, it almost feels like a short film appended to the beginning of the wild, raucous action-adventure that follows. The “Married Life” sequence is a piece of cinematic showmanship that rivals, and arguably exceeds, the rest of Pixar’s filmic output: an ode to a life lived together, with all of the ups and downs that entails. Accompanied by Michael Giacchino’s brilliant, simultaneously crushing and uplifting score, we watch as Carl and Ellie marry, plan for their future, and see those plans continually deferred by the grind of daily life.

The pull of this sequence is so great, the original idea for this piece fell under the title “Up, Mortality, and Dreams Deferred.” It seemed appropriate to »

- Jordan Ferguson

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‘The Butler,’ ‘Prisoners’ Among Winners at Hair and Makeup Awards

15 February 2014 9:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild spread the wealth Saturday night as awards-race frontrunners like “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club” were joined by a couple of dark horses in this season’s derby.

In the feature film category, “Lee DanielsThe Butler” won for best contemporary hair styling and “Prisoners” (pictured) took the trophy for best contemporary makeup, while “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club” were honored, respectively, for best period and/or character hair styling and best period and/or character makeup.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” got the award for best special makeup effects.

In the episodic television and new media series category, “The Voice” was recognized for contemporary hair styling and “Breaking Bad” got the nod for contemporary makeup.

The period and/or character hair styling award went to “Vikings” while “Boardwalk Empire” got the award for period and/or character makeup. “Walking Dead” won for best makeup effects. »

- Peter Caranicas

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‘The Butler,’ ‘Prisoners’ Among Winners at Hair and Makeup Awards

15 February 2014 9:25 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild spread the wealth Saturday night as awards-race frontrunners like “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club” were joined by a couple of dark horses in this season’s derby.

In the feature film category, “Lee DanielsThe Butler” won for best contemporary hair styling and “Prisoners” (pictured) took the trophy for best contemporary makeup, while “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club” were honored, respectively, for best period and/or character hair styling and best period and/or character makeup.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” got the award for best special makeup effects.

In the episodic television and new media series category, “The Voice” was recognized for contemporary hair styling and “Breaking Bad” got the nod for contemporary makeup.

The period and/or character hair styling award went to “Vikings” while “Boardwalk Empire” got the award for period and/or character makeup. “Walking Dead” won for best makeup effects. »

- Peter Caranicas

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Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Naomie Harris, More Are Image Awards Presenters + Oprah Honors Mandela

13 February 2014 10:39 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Is it just me, or do Naacap Image Awards organizers seem to be pulling out all the stops this time around, given the list of presenters, and planned events announced thus far? Could the move to TV One, and/or Reginald Hudlin producing this year, be key factors in what, so far, feels like a *fresher* NAACP Image Awards ceremony?  Or maybe it's just me. The NAACP and TV One announce today the second group of presenters confirmed to participate at the 45th NAACP Image Awards including Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Terry Crews, Nia Long, Naomie Harris, Morris Chestnut, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese Gibson, Ed Asner, and Ben Vereen.  In addition, Oprah Winfrey will honor »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Oprah Winfrey To Honor Nelson Mandela At 45th NAACP Image Awards; More Presenters Set

13 February 2014 9:35 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oprah Winfrey will be honoring Nelson Mandela with a tribute during the 45th NAACP Image Awards, the NAACP and TV One announced today. That news came along with a list of the second group of presenters confirmed to participate at the February 22 awards. Idris Elba, Vin Diesel, Terry Crews, Nia Long, Naomie Harris, Morris Chestnut, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese Gibson, Ed Asner, and Ben Vereen will join previously announced Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer, Archie Panjabi, Dennis Haysbert, Rickey Smiley, Nicole Beharie, and Lou Gossett Jr. Anthony Anderson hosts the awards, which will be broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22 at 9 Pm/6 Pm Et/Pt on TV One. »

- ERIK PEDERSEN

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'Men at Work' preview: Jane Seymour strips down in 'Gigo-Milo'

12 February 2014 6:15 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

In Wednesday's (Feb. 12) episode of "Men at Work," Milo (Danny Masterson) meets with a book publisher played by the stunning Jane Seymour. Naturally, someone winds up naked.

In a preview for the episode, entitled "Gigo-Milo," Seymour's spotted in her bra and panties, so chances are that play on "gigolo" in the title is a pretty good hint at just what lengths Milo will go go to for a publishing deal.

Seymour's not the only high-profile guest, though. Comedy legend Ed Asner also stops by as an intern hired by Neal (Adam Busch). That ought to go well.

Check out the preview above. "Men at Work" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on TBS. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Federal Judge Dismisses Ed Asner Suit

29 January 2014 2:44 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Ed Asner plans to continue his fight for "transparency" in SAG-aftra's residual payments through different avenues after a court setback Wednesday, his attorney told Backstage. The United Screen Actors Committee, a 16-member group led by Asner, alleges the union has improperly withheld foreign royalties and stymied requests for details about the some $130 million—a figure that's varied in different court filings—held in trust by the union. The group has pushed for the establishment of an independent organization to collect and distribute foreign royalties. On Oct. 7 a judge granted SAG-aftra's motion to dismiss a majority of the lawsuit. The group subsequently filed an amended complaint Oct. 23, which the union also sought to have demised. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real said that because the union was allowing Asner to examine some of its residual records, he questioned the "ripeness" of the suit.  "[I]t is apparent that SAG-aftra is »

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Judge Dismisses Remainder Of Residuals Lawsuit Against SAG-aftra

29 January 2014 1:42 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In a not-unexpected ruling, a federal judge today dismissed the multimillion-dollar foreign residuals suit brought by former union boss Ed Asner and more than a dozen others against SAG-aftra. The ruling (read it here) comes just weeks before the actors union is expected to begin negotiations with producers on a new three-year labor contract, the first since SAG and AFTRA merged in 2012. It lifts what could have been a black cloud over those talks – a  June 24, 2014 trial date had been set. In November, the union  moved to have tossed the remaining elements of the suit originally filed in spring 2013 by Asner and the 15 other members of the self-titled United Screen Actors Committee. Despite protests last month from the plaintiffs (they called the union’s check-converting practices “willy-nilly”), U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real today ruled for the union . Asner and the United Screen Actors Committee first filed suit in »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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Judge Rules for SAG-aftra in Ed Asner Royalties Case

29 January 2014 1:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against SAG-aftra by Ed Asner and 15 other plaintiffs who claimed the union has wrongfully withheld $132 million in residuals and foreign royalties. U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real said in a filing Wednesday that he had granted the union’s dismissal motion, noting that union has been cooperating in providing access to its materials. The plaintiffs had claimed that they had not been allowed to examine all the documents they need to pursue their case. “At this point in time it is apparent that SAG-aftra is working with plaintiffs to allow them to. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Ed Asner’s Suit Against SAG-aftra Dismissed

29 January 2014 1:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against SAG-aftra by Ed Asner and 15 other plaintiffs over alleged mishandling of $132 million in residuals and foreign royalties.

U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real said in a filing Tuesday that he had granted the union’s dismissal motion, noting that union has been sufficiently cooperative in providing access to its materials.

“At this point in time it is apparent that SAG-aftra is working with plaintiffs to allow them to examine records SAG-aftra believes they are entitled to examine,” Real said. “The dispute over such examination is therefore not ‘definite and concrete’ because it is not even clear which books and records, if any, are not being proferred for examination.”

Real indicated that the plaintiffs may be able to re-visit the issue. He wrote that the factual situation is still developing, adding that it would be “impracticable” to decide whether SAG-aftra is »

- Dave McNary

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