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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Whistle Past the Graveyard” written by Chris Provenzano and directed by Peter Werner, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room.
Graham Yost: Absolutely no idea.
It’s like last year when we were talking, and you said, “Did you know that Shelby was gonna be Drew Thompson?” and I said, »
- Mandi Bierly
The Art Directors Guild (Adg) tonight announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, his stars of The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Production »
- Josh Abraham
“Her” (pictured) and production designer K.K. Barrett, “The Great Gatsby” and production designer Catherine Martin, and “Gravity” and production designer Andy Nicholson took top honors among feature films at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards Saturday evening.
In television, “Game of Thrones” and production designer Gemma Jackson won for one-hour single-camera series, “Behind the Candelabra” and production designer Howard Cummings took the trophy for television movie or miniseries, and the “Helsinki” episode of “Veep” and production designer Jim Gloster copped the prize for half-hour single-camera series.
Other TV trophies went to the pilot of “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” and production designer Brian Kane for short format live-action series; the “Missionaries” episode of “Portlandia” and production designer Tyler Robinson for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series; and to “The 67th Annual Tony Awards” and production designer Steve Bass for awards, »
- Peter Caranicas
“Prima” (aka “Dance of the Mirlitons”) turns on 12-year-old Jesse Urchin, who shocks everyone when she gets into to a posh dance school, forcing her mother to adapt to her daughter’s new milieu.
Highland Film Group (Hfg) reps worldwide sales rights at the Berlin Festival’s European Film Market.
- John Hopewell
Berlin -- Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind and musician/actor Ryan Bingham have joined Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes in the romance film Your Right Mind. Ami Canaan Mann (Texas Killing Fields) wrote and will direct the film, which is currently shooting in Utah. Highland Film Group (Hfg) is shopping the film to buyers at Efm in Berlin. Story: Berlin: Bruce Willis Sci-Fi Action Pic 'Vice' to Be Shopped to Buyers Molly Hassell is producing with Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, Hfg's Arianne Fraser while Delphine Perrier and Main Street Films’ Craig Chang are serving as
- Rebecca Ford
Highland Film Group also announces further cast for romance Your Right Mind.
Ami Canaan Mann directs from her screenplay about an itinerant folk singer who falls for a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Clea DuVall ( Argo , pictured), Sheryl Lee ( Winter's Bone ), Emily Alyn Lind ( J. Edgar ), and Academy Award Winning musician/actor Ryan Bingham have joined the cast of the contemporary romance Your Right Mind starring, Katherine Heigl ( Knocked Up ) and Ben Barnes ( The Chronicles of Narnia ). Ami Canaan Mann ( Texas Killing Fields ) is directing her script with principal photography currently underway in Utah. Molly Hassell is producing with Ami Canaan Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet ( Black Swan ), Rodrigo Garcia ("In Treatment"), Highland Film Group's (Hfg) Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, and Main Street Films' Craig Chang are serving as executive producers. Hfg represents the worldwide rights and will continue to shop it to buyers at Efm in Berlin. Your »
Fox is extending its efforts to mine the next generation of TV hits on digital platforms, inking comedy troupe the Lonely Island to an “alternative” development deal.
The Lonely Island is comprised of Andy Samberg, who stars on the Golden Globe-winning Fox series “Brooklyn 99,” Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. The trio became an Internet sensation shortly after joining “Saturday Night Live” in 2005, pumping out a steady stream of digital shorts that achieved viral status until their 2012 exit from the NBC series, including enough song parodies to fill three albums.
Music, however, is not part of this multi-year development deal. The trio will be called on to create serial comedy programming in the hopes they can graduate from digital platforms to 21st Century Fox-owned TV networks, including Fox, FX and Fxx.
Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment at Fox, has long sought to incubate ideas beyond the studio pipeline that yields most »
- Andrew Wallenstein
8 items from 2014
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