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Taye Diggs Joins Topher Grace Musical Comedy ‘One Shot’

20 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Topher Grace’s backstage musical comedy One Shot is getting a Broadway vet in Taye Diggs. The singer-actor has joined the cast of the indie film, about a failed star turned stage manager (Grace) who must wrangle the eccentric cast and crew of a new production to save the show’s opening night. Isaac Rentz is directing from a script by Gerry De Leon and Greg Lisi; Grace, who’s currently in theaters in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, is also producing.

Diggs will play Malcolm, a flamboyant member of the production. Diggs of course got his start originating the character of Benny in 1996′s Tony-winning Rent, a role he reprised in 2005 when the musical was adapted into a film by Sony and Chris Columbus. By then he was well into a film and TV career with How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Wood, The Best Man, and a run »

- Jen Yamato

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Review: Jennifer Lawrence remains the beating heart of intense 'Mockingjay Part 1'

18 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As much as "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" is about anything, it is about Jennifer Lawrence. I don't mean that it's about Katniss Everdeen, the character she's playing, either. Sure, Katniss is once again front and center as we see the aftermath now of what happened at the end of the Quarter Quell games in "Catching Fire," with Katniss poised to be the face of the revolution. But when I say this is a film about Jennifer Lawrence, I mean it's about her fame, the pressure that she's under to make this franchise work because of what it means to Lionsgate, and the way she continually manages to deliver moments that feel authentic, whether they are or not, even under the unforgiving microscope of fame. It's also a pretty good yarn, told with a great deal of energy, packed with actors who are doing everything they can to sell what is, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Competition: Win ‘Gremlins’ on Blu-ray!

16 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Out now, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) 30th Anniversary Blu-ray is released as the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe Edition. Visually stunning, sleek, contemporary packaging to appeal to the modern collector, Diamond Luxe Editions are built with a revolutionary lithographic material for an unprecedented hyper­glossy finish including a hidden magnet that maintains a secure, yet soft closure. Limited to 2000 copies, this must-own release contains new and several vintage bonus features!

Gremlins is a classic 80’s comedy horror written by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, The Goonies) and directed by Joe Dante (The ‘burbs, Innerspace). When Randall Peltzer buys his son, Billy, a new pet for Christmas the shopkeeper gives him three simple rules that he must follow. When Billy breaks these three rules a horde of unidentified, mischievous monsters are unleashed and begin to terrorise the small town Billy lives in. Festive fun guaranteed to have »

- Phil Wheat

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Competition: Win ‘Gremlins’ on Blu-ray!

16 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Out now, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) 30th Anniversary Blu-ray is released as the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe Edition. Visually stunning, sleek, contemporary packaging to appeal to the modern collector, Diamond Luxe Editions are built with a revolutionary lithographic material for an unprecedented hyper­glossy finish including a hidden magnet that maintains a secure, yet soft closure. Limited to 2000 copies, this must-own release contains new and several vintage bonus features!

Gremlins is a classic 80’s comedy horror written by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, The Goonies) and directed by Joe Dante (The ‘burbs, Innerspace). When Randall Peltzer buys his son, Billy, a new pet for Christmas the shopkeeper gives him three simple rules that he must follow. When Billy breaks these three rules a horde of unidentified, mischievous monsters are unleashed and begin to terrorise the small town Billy lives in. Festive fun guaranteed to have »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win Gremlins on Blu-ray!

14 November 2014 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Out now, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) 30th Anniversary Blu-ray is released as the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe Edition.

Visually stunning, sleek, contemporary packaging to appeal to the modern collector, Diamond Luxe Editions are built with a revolutionary lithographic material for an unprecedented hyper­glossy finish including a hidden magnet that maintains a secure, yet soft closure.

Limited to 2000 copies, this must-own release contains new and several vintage bonus features!

Gremlins is a classic 80’s comedy horror written by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, The Goonies) and directed by Joe Dante (The ‘burbs, Innerspace). When Randall Peltzer buys his son, Billy, a new pet for Christmas the shopkeeper gives him three simple rules that he must follow. When Billy breaks these three rules a horde of unidentified, mischievous monsters are unleashed and begin to terrorise the small town Billy lives in. Festive fun guaranteed to have »

- Gary Collinson

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Chloe Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me

13 November 2014 12:30 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

More time in post-production means more time for nips, tucks, another Sundance lab (2014′s Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound) and even a title change. Formerly going by the title of “Lee”, Chloé Zhao’s more descriptive moniker in Songs My Brothers Taught Me was on our radar last year, but obviously was a little ways off from completion. Thesps Irene Bedard (from 1998′s Sundance selected Smoke Signals from helmer Chris Eyre) and Eleonore Hendricks (Heaven Knows What) support newbie John Reddy in a project that was supported by a laundry list of orgs: both Sundance Labs, the Ang Lee Scholarship for Filmmaking and the Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship and Christopher Columbus/Richard Vague Film Production Grant, a very successful 80+ grand Kickstarter campaign, was recently the Ifp Filmmaker lab and is in line for some possible funds from the Sffs / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant.

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- Eric Lavallee

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94-Year-Old O'Hara Finally Gets Academy Recognition Tonight

8 November 2014 10:07 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Maureen O'Hara movies: 2014 Honorary Oscar for Hollywood legend (photo: Maureen O'Hara at the 2014 Governors Awards) In the photo above, the movies' Maureen O'Hara, 2014 Honorary Oscar recipient for her body of work, arrives with a couple of guests at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards. This year's ceremony is being held this Saturday evening, November 8, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. For the last couple of years, Maureen O'Hara has been a Boise, Idaho, resident. Before that, the 94-year-old movie veteran — born Maureen FitzSimons, on August, 17, 1920, in Dublin — had been living in Ireland. Below is a brief recap of her movies. Maureen O'Hara movies: From Charles Laughton to John Wayne Following her leading-lady role in Alfred Hitchcock's British-made Jamaica Inn, starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara arrived in Hollywood in 1939 to play the gypsy Esmeralda opposite Laughton in William Dieterle's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. »

- Andre Soares

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Daniel Radcliffe Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Horns' Star

31 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ever since becoming a wizard at the age of 12, Daniel Radcliffe has been an international star.

Seemingly tailor-made for the role of Harry Potter, the young actor went from complete unknown to superstar overnight -- and he'd barely hit puberty. Since his days in the blockbuster franchise, Radcliffe has starred on Broadway and in indie movies, earning critical acclaim and shedding his child star image along the way. This fall, the (still) young actor stars in the devilish "Horns."

From "The Simpsons" to his connection to Charles Dickens, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Daniel Radcliffe.

1. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born July 23, 1989 in West London, England to Marcia Gresham Jacobson and Alan George Radcliffe.

2. His mother is a casting agent born in South Africa and raised in Essex, England. His father is a literary agent from County Down, Northern Ireland.

3. Both of Radcliffe's parents acted as children.

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Haim Saban backs Zag Animation Studios

29 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Haim Saban, Chris Columbus and producer Michael Barnathan have teamed up with Zag Entertainment founder Jeremy Zag to launch Zag Animation Studios.

The partners aim to make globally appealing family franchises comprised of one 3D animated film and one CGI-live-action hybrid film a year, starting in 2017.

Kicking off the initial slate of 10 is the “full CGI” Melody that Columbus will co-direct with Zag.

The line-up includes CGI-live action hybrid Ghostforce and the “full CGI” Abominable.

The Saban group will be responsible for the coordination of all distribution and marketing strategies while Saban Brands will handle worldwide licensing and merchandising for the films.

Zag Animation Studios will operate out of Zag Entertainment’s new, state-of-the-art campus in Glendale, California. 

“This is an incredible moment for our business as we partner to create a world-class animation studio that will produce extraordinary feature films,” said Saban (pictured) of Saban Capital Group and Saban Brands. “Zag Animation »

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Haim Saban, Chris Columbus ‘Toon In Zag Animation Studios

29 October 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The ‘toon world just got a little bit more crowded. The man who made billions of dollars from the network that brought Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to the United States, and the man who directed or produced three Harry Potter pics have joined with a producer of The Help and a children’s programming entrepreneur to form Zag Animation Studios.

Haim Saban, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Zag Entertainment’s Jeremy Zag’s new venture plans to produce at least one 3D and one CGI-live action pic a year starting in 2017. With a slate of 10 family films in the pipeline, the first release from Zag will be Melody, co-directed by Columbus and Zag in full CGI.

Ghostforce, a hybrid of live action and CGI, and the full-cgi Abominable are also on the company’s slate for the next few years, taking on projects from industry heavyweights DreamWorks Animation, Disney Animation and Disney’s Pixar unit. »

- Dominic Patten

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Chris Columbus Partners With Haim Saban to Launch Animation Studio

29 October 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The men behind the first two “Harry Potter” films and “The Power Rangers” are joining forces to launch a family-friendly animation studio. Haim Saban, the CEO of Saban Capital Group, announced on Wednesday that he partnered with filmmaker Chris Columbus (“Harry Potter,” “Home Alone”), producer Michael Barnathan (“Night at the Museum” and Zag Entertainment founder Jeremy Zag to create Zag Animation Studios. Also read: ‘Power Rangers’ Film Set for July 2016 The seasoned team of Hollywood veterans will lead the studio in developing, producing and distributing high quality, global feature film family entertainment franchises. Starting in 2017, they expect to push out one 3D. »

- Greg Gilman

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Chris Columbus Hears Melody

29 October 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It can be tough to launch an independent animation studio at a time when Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Blue Sky/Fox, Illumination and Sony Pictures Animation are all churning out content and enjoying big box office successes. But Power Rangers producer Haim Saban thinks he can muscle into the marketplace, partnering up with video maven Jeremy Zag and director/producer Chris Columbus for a new animation company called Zag Animation Studios.The company initially plans to kick off producing family fare in 2017, looking to put out one CG animated film and one blend of live-action and CG a year. Columbus, a man with no little history of launching big franchises, is set to start things rolling with CG ‘toon Melody. There are two other films in development, fellow ‘toon Abominable and live-action effort Ghostforce."After all of these years, it's fantastic to start a new venture that brings together talented artists »

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Haim Saban Launches Animation Studio With Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

29 October 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Haim Saban has joined forces with filmmaker Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan and kids entertainment specialist Jeremy Zag to launch a new animation studio. The team — consisting of Saban, chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group and founder of Saban Brands, Oscar-nominated Columbus (the Harry Potter franchise, Sony's upcoming Pixels), Oscar nominee Barnathan (The Help) and Zag, founder of Zag Entertainment — will lead Zag Animation Studios in developing, producing and distributing feature film family entertainment franchises around the world. The plan is to produce one 3D animated film and one CGI-live action hybrid film per year,

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Chris Columbus and Haim Saban Launch Zag Animation Studios

29 October 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The launch of a venture between Haim Saban (Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group and Founder of Saban Brands), Chris Columbus (Writer, Director and Academy Award nominated Producer), Michael Barnathan (Academy Award nominated Producer) and Jeremy Zag (Founder of Zag Entertainment LLC), marks the birth of Zag Animation Studios.

This influential team will lead the studio in developing, producing and distributing high quality, global feature film family entertainment franchises, to include one 3D animated film and one CGI-live action hybrid film per year, starting in 2017. Zag Animation Studios will operate out of Zag Entertainment's brand new, state-of-the-art campus in Glendale, California.

Haim Saban of Saban Capital Group and Saban Brands had this to say in his statement.

"This is an incredible moment for our business as we partner to create a world-class animation studio that will produce extraordinary feature films. Zag Animation Studios will deliver creative and compelling family entertainment for generations to come. »

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Haim Saban Sets Animated Film Production Venture with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

29 October 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Capital Group is diving deeper into film production with the launch of Zag Animation Studios, a partnership with director Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan and kidvid entrepreneur Jeremy Zag.

The studio will begin producing family films in 2017 and expects to field one 3D animated film and one CGI-live action film annually, the first of which, “Melody,” will be co-directed by Columbus (pictured) and Jeremy Zag. Columbus is expected to be active in most of the films that Zag produces, even though he may not assume the director’s chair on all of them.

The company expects to distribute its films through a major studio and is in discussions with potential partners, according to Andre’ Lake Mayer, a spokeswoman for Zag Animation Studios. The partners have secured funding to develop the films, but Mayer did not identify the source of the financial backing.

“The model is to create global franchises »

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Chris Columbus Partners in Zag Animation Studios

29 October 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Looks like DreamWorks Animation and Pixar have some new competition on their hands, as a joint venture has been announced between Chris Columbus (director of the first two "Harry Potter" and "Home Alone" films) along with his 1492 Pictures producing partner Michael Barnathan (The Help), Haim Saban (Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group and Founder of Saban Brands) and Jeremy Zag (Founder of Zag Entertainment LLC/Zagtoons), to form Zag Animation Studios. »

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Mark Rylance Cast As The Bfg

27 October 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Steven Spielberg has found the man he wants to play the Bfg in his adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl story, and he hasn’t had to look too far. He’s cast Mark Rylance, who is currently shooting his Cold War thriller St. James Place alongside Tom Hanks and Eve Hewson.Rylance, who is still probably better known as a stage actor despite a burgeoning film career, will be the title character in the story, which has been scripted by E.T.’s Melissa Mathison. DreamWorks has had the rights to Dahl’s book since 2010, and it has been traversing development limbo ever since, attracting directors such as Chris Columbus and John Madden but never quite making it into reality.Spielberg plans to work on the tale of tale of young Sophie, who meets the world’s only friendly giant. He makes it his mission to collect good dreams and »

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The 100 Season Premiere Review: “The 48″ (Season 2, Episode 1)

22 October 2014 8:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If the point of this episode was to prove that adults just muck things up, then mission accomplished. The season 2 premiere of The 100 re-introduces the remaining members of the 100 (just about half of the original number) to the concept of adult interference – in a major way. Whether you’re talking about a character who was “saved” by the mountain men, or just one of the lucky few that escaped the blast, things didn’t really go their way in “The 48″ – unless you’re Jasper (Devon Bostick), who got both chocolate cake and a love interest, in a single scene.

The adults from The Ark didn’t have any problem sacrificing these teenagers in the interest of their own survival, but now that they were forced down to Earth earlier than scheduled, they’ve apparently changed their tune. Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) has been on Earth for all of five »

- Lindsay Sperling

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Larry Wilson interview: Cindy, Beetlejuice, sequels, Aliens

22 October 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Writer and producer Larry Wilson tells us about Cindy, Aliens, Young Sherlock Holmes and Beetlejuice. Plus: his thoughts on Beetlejuice 2...

Larry Wilson is a man who's had more than one life, it seems. Originally a writer, he then moved to development and the world of studio executives. And then? He moved back to writing, with Beetlejuice, which he also co-produced.

Here, he chats to us about his new webseries Cindy, as well as taking us back to the days of Beetlejuice, of bringing James Cameron to Aliens, and how Young Sherlock Holmes - a film based on his idea - was a disappointment to him.

Oh, and there's that Beetlejuice sequel too...

Let's start with what you're up to now, your webseries Cindy. I understand you pitched it originally to Nickelodeon, but it sounds like a show that's been swimming in your head for a while now. Can you tell us a bit about it? »

- sarahd

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8 Great... Seafaring Movie Explorers in Honor of Columbus Day

13 October 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

As we celebrate Columbus Day, our movie-loving thoughts naturally turn to the great seafaring explorers of the past, those intrepid adventurers who courageously sallied forth across boundless bodies of water, hoping to discover new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one had gone before… long before Captain Kirk uttered those words aboard the Starship Enterprise. Christopher Columbus was honored in the United States as far back as 1792, when the 300th anniversary of his landing was celebrated in New York City and beyond. In recent years, protestors have raised questions about whether Columbus is worthy of being honored, especially in view of the devastating effect that colonization had upon indigenous peoples. Thus, it seems appropriate to start with a film that...

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