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Magnolia Pictures has released the trailer and poster for its upcoming film "Tasting Menu," directed by Spanish filmmaker Roger Gual ("Smoking Room"). The film takes place on the last night of "the world's best restaurant," which is closing, but not before serving a final elaborate meal to a group of guests that includes a couple (Claudia Bassols and Jan Cornet) who booked a reservation a year in advance, and who in the time since have split up. The film also stars Stephen Rea and Fionnula Flanagan, and it played at 2013's Hawaii International Film Festival. It hits theaters April 18. »
- Max O'Connell
Emmy-award winning actress Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, Lost) guest stars as Miss Hudspith, Gortimer Gibbon’s glamorous, headstrong neighbor who mysteriously lost her sight decades ago. After a chance encounter with Gortimer at the local convenience store, she enlists his help for an unusual household project — one that could unlock the mystery behind Miss Hudspith’s haunted past…and Normal Street’s sweltering present.
Watch the pilot for Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street now and help decide if this show should become a series.
Hitrecord On TV is the new variety show created, hosted and executive produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon, Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises), and is garnering buzz from critics including the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Neal Justin who said: "Hitrecord might signal the future of television." This coming Saturday, February 22 at 10pm Et/Pt, Pivot premieres an original episode entitled Re: Money. New half-hour episode opens with a music video about falling in love with money, continues with a cartoon about money’s origin and closes with a short film exposing how greed can affect family dynamics. The episode features a new short titled "So-Called Security" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Fionnula Flanagan, and Bryce Dallas Howard that spotlights the motives of a young man that come into »
- Pietro Filipponi
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street is a live-action adventure show for kids 6-11 created by David Anaxagoras, a first-time writer, discovered through Amazon Studios’ open-door submission process. We asked David to share his experience on bringing his project to life with Amazon Studios. Watch the Amazon Original Pilot now and help decide if it should be made into a series.
I had quit screenwriting in spring of 2012, just around the time when Amazon Studios opened up to TV pilot submissions. I had written many feature film screenplays (and gotten nowhere) but I had never attempted a TV pilot. So I figured I would have just one more go.
And I had just one idea.
I wrote “Gortimer” for an audience of one — me. I knew it was different from the current crop of standard corporate “kidcoms” and thus no one would buy it. I wrote it anyway. I »
Inspired by the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, the toon follows the adventures of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a journey across a world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.
Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon produced with Luxembourg’s Melusine Prods., Belgium’s The Big Farm, Denmark »
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Exclusive: The Secret of Kells director’s sophomore animation gets sales company.
Like Moore’s previous film, Song of the Sea takes inspiration from Irish folklore, centring on the legend of the Selkies, mythological creatures that are part seal, part human.
The storyline revolves around brother and sister Ben and Saoirse, who are forced to leave their coastal home to live with their grandmother following their mother’s mysterious disappearance.
Previous deals done with producers include StudioCanal for the »
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The parallels between "Once Upon a Time" and "Lost" are many: Both are set in a magical, mysterious location; there is a similar storytelling format using both present-day actions and flashbacks; and there are several actors in common. It's no wonder, with "Ouat" co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis having executive produced "Lost" for several seasons.
Now the Storybrooke/Fairytale Land universe is gaining another "Lost" face in the form of Eric Lange. E! Online reports that Lange has been cast as the young Prince Leopold, the man who will grow up to be King Leopold, Snow White's father -- kudos on the resemblance between Lange and Richard Schiff (above), who plays the older Leopold.
Lange was a part of "Lost's" fifth season as Stuart Radzinsky, the Dharma Initiative's head of research at the Flame station. He becomes the fifth "Lostie" to appear on "Once Upon a Time," along with Emilie de Ravin, »
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