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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

21 September 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex »

- Andre Soares

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'Summers Downstairs' wins at Oldenburg

21 September 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tom Sommerlatte’s debut Summers Downstairs (Im Sommer wohnt er unten) was picked by the audience at this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sep 16-20) for the German Independence Award.

The French-German co-production, handled internationally by Arri Worldsales, premiered in the Berlinale’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino sidebar in February, won Best Feature Film at the Achtung Berlin! festival in April, and was the opening film of Filmfest Schwerin in May.

There were double honours for Sommerlatte at the closing night gala on Sunday (Sep 20) when the nomination jury for the European Film Awards’ European Discovery - Prix Fipresci announced that Summers Downstairs had been chosen as one of five finalists.

The Seymour Cassel Award - in honour of one of Oldenburg’s aficianados - was shared this year for the first time between two actors: actress Sarah Silverman for her performance in I Smile Back and former European Shooting Star Nikola Rakočević for his role in »

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15 Invaluable Lessons from the Grandparents on 'Bones'

11 September 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | | See recent BuddyTV news »

Sometimes it takes a lifetime to figure out the most important lessons in life. The grandparents on Bones have their own way of sharing that wisdom with those they love. Max Keenan (Ryan O'Neal), Marianne Booth (Joanna Cassidy), Hank ?Pops? Booth (Ralph Waite) and Angela?s father (Billy Gibbons) may not be conventional grandparents when you consider they include a criminal, an estranged mother, a parent surrogate, and a gritty guitarist whose name is never mentioned onscreen. However, they are wonderful disseminators of Bones? unique brand of logic and love. »


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Deadly Pleasures: Wes Craven’s Vampire In Brooklyn

10 September 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Editor's Note: "They hate it, we love it!" - A carryover from Deadly Magazine, Deadly Pleasures will now be a regular column on Daily Dead. Each installment, a different writer will defend an often hated genre movie.]

Even though grossly maligned when released in October 1995, Vampire in Brooklyn has become something of an unfortunate punch line in the careers of both its director and star. Although it’s been misunderstood and wrongly forced to take a time out in the horror genre’s “Shame Corner” over the last two decades, I still adore the hell out of Vampire in Brooklyn.

Starring Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison and John Witherspoon, and directed by Wes Craven, Vampire in Brooklyn is pretty much Nosferatu meets Coming to America with a Blaxploitation twist. Murphy plays a smooth-talking vampire from the Caribbean, named Maximillian, who must sire a companion to spend eternity with before the passing of the next full moon or he’ll be doomed to walk the Earth alone forever. As it turns out, a troubled NYPD Detective (played by Bassett) is destined to be Max’s »

- Heather Wixson

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Oldenburg to honour Joanna Cassidy

2 September 2015 4:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actress best known for roles in Blade Runner and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The 22nd Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sept 16-20) will this year honour actress Joanna Cassidy.

Cassidy will attend with her latest film Too Late, a neo-noir thriller from first-time director Dennis Hauck. The film will have its international premiere at the festival.

Screen SubscribersINTERVIEW: Torsten Neumann, Oldenburg festival director

There will also be screenings of Cassidy’s most famous films, Blade Runner, Under Fire and Who Framed Roger Rabbit; each film will be preceded by an introduction from the actress.

Cassidy began her career on the small screen in the 1970s with cameo roles in Mission: Impossible and Starsky & Hutch, before her breakthrough as the replicant Zhora in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi Blade Runner.

She went on to act on screen alongside Bob Hoskins, Gene Hackman and Nick Nolte among others.

The festival will open with a screening of Elisabeth Scharang’s Jack »

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Patricia Richardson on SAG-aftra Election: ‘Ken Howard Does Not Get a Mandate’

21 August 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-aftra’s political battles are going to intensify in the wake of an improved showing in Thursday’s election by the opposition Membership First faction.

Ken Howard was re-elected to a two-year term to the presidency over “Home Improvement” star Patricia Richardson with 53.7% of the vote with 16,233 votes to Richardson’s 13,976 — a margin far closer than in the 2013 race when Howard handily defeated Esai Morales.

And Howard’s running mate Jenny O’Hara lost to Membership First’s Jane Austin for the secretary-treasurer slot. Austin also defeated Howard’s ally Clyde Kusatsu for the presidency of the Los Angeles local.

Ken Howard does not get a mandate from this election,” Richardson told Variety. “This puts a lot more pressure on him to push harder in negotiations.”

Howard’s Unite For Strength slate has dominated SAG-aftra since it was created in 2012 and in the last three years of SAG. The actor, »

- Dave McNary

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SAG-aftra’s Ken Howard-Patricia Richardson Contest Intensifies

14 August 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With final voting less than a week away, the contest for the SAG-aftra presidency between Ken Howard and Patricia Richardson has gone into the trench warfare stage.

Richardson, best known as the star of “Home Improvement,” has largely eschewed attacking Howard during the two months since declaring her candidacy but has become perturbed over campaign assertions by Howard’s Unite For Strength faction that Richardson’s allies in the Membership First faction never closed any “major new contracts.”

“What Unite For Strength has done is outrageous and just not fair,” she told Variety. “It’s a lie. We’ve been trying really hard to not attack Ken because we all have the same enemy — the producers, who love this kind of infighting.”

The Membership First website has addressed the issue by listing four contracts that it negotiated while it was in power and asserting on its site, “Contrary to what »

- Dave McNary

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Trailer for Visions starring Isla Fisher and Anson Mount

11 August 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for Blumhouse Production’s Visions, which sees Isla Fisher leading a cast that also includes Anson Mount, Eva Longoria, Joanna Cassidy, Jim Parsons and Gillian Jacobs. Check them out here…

Leaving her hectic city lifestyle behind, young mother-to-be Eveleigh (Fisher) joins her husband David (Mount) at their beautiful new vineyard home only to be plagued by terrifying noises and visions of a sinister hooded figure. No one else hears or sees these hallucinations, not even David, who grows increasingly worried about his wife’s well-being.

Desperate to prove her sanity, Eveleigh hunts down locals who reveal the haunted history of the vineyard in which she now resides. But when the pieces come together, the answer is far different – and more dangerous to her and her baby – than she ever imagined.

Visions is set for release on September 17th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Odd Mom Out: Season Two Renewal for Bravo TV Series

10 August 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bravo has ordered a second season of their satirical series, Odd Mom Out. The first season of 10 episodes finished airing last Monday night.

On Odd Mom Out, a new York wife, mom, and fashionista (Jill Kargman) tries to stay true to herself and resist all the delicious temptations that her frenemies and husband's family believe are important. The rest of the cast includes Andy Buckley, Kk Glick, Joanna Cassidy, Sean Kleier, and Abby Elliott.



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Isla Fisher is plagued by terrifying hallucinations in the scary trailer for Visions

10 August 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Isla Fisher is besieged by supernatural hallucinations in the terrifying trailer for Visions.

The Now You See Me star is on the receiving end of some vengeful apparitions in this new horror film from The Gift producer Jason Blum.

Fisher is a pregnant mother who moves into a quiet vineyard with her husband (Anson Mount) in order to deliver her baby in peace.

Her life soon takes a terrifying turn as it becomes more and more obvious that a supernatural being is haunting her idyllic home.

Visions boasts a cast of Hollywood heavy-hitters, with Jim Parsons, Gillian Jacobs, Eva Longoria, John de Lancie and Joanna Cassidy as local townspeople who encounter the terrified couple.

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter's Kevin Greutert directed the upcoming horror movie.

Visions opens on September 17 in Us cinemas. »

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‘Odd Mom Out’ Renewed For Season 2 By Bravo

10 August 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A week after wrapping its 10-episode first season, Bravo Media has greenlighted a second season of comedy Odd Mom Out, created by and starring author Jill Kargman. The half-hour scripted series features Kargman playing a satirical version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side. Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, Kk Glick, Sean Kleier and Joanna Cassidy co-star. Odd Mom Out was Bravo's highest-rated new series launch in 2015… »

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SAG-aftra Election Draws Frances Fisher, Diane Ladd, Amy Aquino, Lisa Vidal

16 July 2015 9:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In what promises to be a contentious contest, SAG-aftra’s national board election has drawn an array of high-profile candidates including Amy Aquino, Ed Asner, Ellen Crawford, Frances Fisher, Diane Ladd and Lisa Vidal.

The union, which reps about 160,000 performers disclosed its official candidates list Thursday night. Ballots go out July 21 to dues-current members and will be counted on Aug. 20.

Patricia Richardson is challenging Ken Howard for the presidency of SAG-aftra as the head of the progressive-leaning Membership First slate. Howard is heading the moderate Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates, which controlled SAG starting 2009 and have dominated SAG-aftra politics since the 2012 merger.

Howard touted his accomplishments in his statement: “With your support, I will continue fighting relentlessly to protect us– it is my passion and mission. Since I’ve been president,members have approved contracts that putover $800 million of increased wages in performers’ pockets, organized new »

- Dave McNary

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Patricia Richardson Running for SAG-aftra President (Exclusive)

25 June 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Richardson is challenging Ken Howard for the presidency of SAG-aftra as the head of the Membership First slate, Variety has learned exclusively.

The “Home Improvement” star, currently a national board member, has selected stuntwoman Jane Austin as her running mate for the secretary-treasurer post.

Membership First has been quietly gathering signatures in recent days for its nominating petitions, which are due at 5 p.m. Pdt on Friday.

Howard announced on June 1 that he would seek re-election with endorsements coming from George Clooney, Bryan Cranston, Betty White, Rita Moreno, Octavia Spencer, Ron Perlman, Clark Gregg and Josh Gad. SAG-aftra Los Angeles VP Jenny O’Hara joined Howard for secretary-treasurer as part of the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates.

Election ballots will be mailed to members who are paid up on dues on July 21 and tabulated on August 20. Turnout in the 2013 election — the first for the merged »

- Dave McNary

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Odd Mom Out: Season One Ratings

11 June 2015 6:41 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bravo found ratings and critical success with their first scripted drama, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Now, they've produced an original comedy series called Odd Mom Out. Will this series be a success as well? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned to find out.

On Odd Mom Out, a new York wife, mom, and fashionista (Jill Kargman) tries to stay true to herself and resist all the delicious temptations that her frenemies and husband's family believe are important. The rest of the cast includes Andy Buckley, Kk Glick, Joanna Cassidy, Sean Kleier, and Abby Elliott.



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Odd Mom Out

8 June 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Bravo

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 8, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Jill Kargman, Andy Buckley, Kk Glick, Joanna Cassidy, Sean Kleier, and Abby Elliott.

TV show description:       This comedy series stars author and fashionista Jill Kargman as a version of herself who's navigating the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side -- and the uber-wealthy mommy clique that inhabits this outrageous place.

A New Yorker through and through, Jill Weber (Kargman) embraces her quirky and somewhat unconventional life. She has a loving husband named Andy (Andy Buckley), three great kids, and a best friend who shares the same love for donuts and snarky retorts, Vanessa Wrigley (Kk Glick).



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Odd Mom Out Review – Bravo’s Rich-Hating Comedy Hopes To Wow

7 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

There’s no shortage of material when you’re staring in disbelief at the ridiculously rich, or making fun of them, but Odd Mom Out (built around Jill Kargman’s novels) has a strange feeling of over-familiarity.

Kargman stars as the “normal” forced into the world of New York’s super-elite, and while her daily routine is very similar to that of your average person tuning in (perhaps minus the walking around in her underwear all the time), she finds herself having to rub elbows with people she would rather have nothing to do with an awful lot of the time.

Said forced contact comes by way of school, and the mommy insanity that goes along with a Kindergarten by and for the hopelessly vapid. Although, new entrants in the fabulous world of intolerable people are Jill’s brother-in-law, and his wife, now that they’ve sold their bagel franchise for about $700 million. »

- Marc Eastman

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John Hawkes is a Lost Man in Exclusive 'Too Late' Poster Debut

5 June 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Why You Shouldn't Say Hi to John Hawkes on the Street Academy Award nominee John Hawkes continues to take on complex indie characters with his latest drama, "Too Late." Written and directed by Dennis Hauck, the film follows a private investigator (Hawkes) who is trying to track down the whereabouts of a missing woman in Los Angeles. Joanna Cassidy, Crystal Reed, Vail Bloom and Rider Strong co-star. Indiewire is excited to debut the exclusive poster for the film below. The image captures the haze of the film's La setting and the grainy film look of the medium on which it was shot. Enticingly, the film was shot on 35mm and will only be shown in that format. "We shot every frame of 'Too Late' on film, including the opening and closing credits," said Hauck. "I just went down to the copy shop, printed out some transparencies, »

- Zack Sharf

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