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The Smurfs: Sony Announces The Lost Village Sequel Feature Premieres in April 2017

21 June 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_51168" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Smurfs: The Lost Village image via Sony Pictures Animation.[/caption]

Tickled pink to be working blue, Sony Pictures Animation has announced the next Smurfs feature film, Smurfs: The Lost Village will hit theaters April 7, 2017. Watch a promo, below. The feature film is part of the Belgian Smurfs comics franchise. The Smurfs TV show ran on NBC from 1981 until it was cancelled in 1989. Smurfs: The Lost Village stars Demi Lovato as Smurfette; Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf; Rainn Wilson as Gargamel; Jack McBrayer as Clumsy; Danny Pudi as Brainy; and Joe Manganiello as Hefty.

After its NBC cancellation, Smurfs reruns aired on USA Network until 1993. Cartoon Network then ran them until 2003. In the Us, Cartoon Network's Boomerang still reruns The Smurfs TV series. The original series cast includes: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker, Michael Bell, June Foray, Hamilton »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Emoji Movie and Spider-Man Headline Sony's 2017-2018 Animation Slate

20 June 2016 5:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie. These projects include the previously-announced Spider-Man Animated Movie and the new Emoji movie, which is now entitled EmojiMovie: Express Yourself. Here's what Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, had to say in her statement.

"We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent. Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively."

Sony Pictures Animation's slate includes a diverse mix of originals and franchises, some previously announced, each with its own unique style and tone, underscoring the Studio's pledge to develop projects aimed »

- MovieWeb

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'Spider-Man' and 'Ghostbusters' loom large in the plans of Sony Pictures Animation

20 June 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sony Pictures Animation has always been the red-headed stepchild of studio animation arms. They’ve had a few big hits, a few mid-sized hits, and they’ve done a very good job of squeezing every possible penny out of the direct-to-video market with sequels to some of their titles. In the press release they sent out today, Sony made it clear that they’re doubling down on animation. Kristine Belson is the president of Sony Animation, answering directly to Tom Rothman, and she talked about letting artists drive the films they’re planning to make. It’s a pretty safe list overall, with an emphasis on pre-existing properties, and I have a hard time getting my head around how anyone is even remotely artistically moved by the idea of an Emoji movie. Some of the titles had already been announced, but there are new details on those, and some of the announcements were brand-new. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate, Plus Animated 'Spider-man' Finds A Director

20 June 2016 2:33 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie.

Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says:

"We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent. Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively."

Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, adds:

"I could not be more proud of the way Kristine Belson has rebuilt Sony Pictures Animation into the boldest home for animation in the industry."

Sony Pictures Animation's slate includes a diverse mix of originals and franchises, some previously announced, each with its own unique style and tone, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Sony Animation lines up 'Spider-Man', 'Hotel Transylvania 3'

20 June 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony Pictures Animation on Monday afternoon unveiled a blockbuster film and television slate through 2018 that made no secret of the properties the studio values most highly.

The multi-platform roster includes features of Spider-Man,  Emojimovie and new instalments in the Hotel Transylvania and Smurfs franchises, as well as a TV outing for Ghostbusters.

Emojimovie: Express Yourself will open in August 2017 and explores the world of the characters beloved by cell phone users. Anthony Leondis directs from a screenplay he wrote with Eric Siegel. Michelle Raimo Kouyate produces.

Smurfs: The Lost Village is earmarked for April 7, 2017. Kelly Asbury directs from a screenplay by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon based on the characters and works of Peyo. Jordan Kerner produces and the voice cast includes Demi Lovato, Jack McBrayer, Joe Manganiello, Danny Pudi, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin.

Christmas story The Star (working title) is being made in association with The Jim Henson Company and set for December 8, 2017. Timothy Reckart directs »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Iris Grossman Leaves Paradigm, Joins Echo Lake Entertainment As Manager

15 June 2016 5:54 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After a three-year stint at Paradigm, veteran talent agent Iris Grossman is leaving the company and segueing from agenting to management. Grossman, whose contract was up, is joining production/management company Echo Lake Entertainment as a talent manager. She starts Monday. A number of her longtime clients will stay with her in her new role, always a tricky transition as many actors already have managers. The list includes Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy and… »

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Peter Dinklage took home his second Emmy Award for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” Despite the impressive ensemble of the show, Dinklage could stand out again this year; he already has the best line of the season: “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” He could face competition from co-stars Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, neither of whom has been nominated yet.

Jonathan Banks is a likely repeat nominee for “Better Call Saul,” but his co-star Michael McKean was a scene stealer as well, and also the biggest villain of the season as he looked to usurp his own brother. McKean is a beloved vet who has never received an Emmy nomination and is long overdue.

We could see repeat nominations for Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), as well as two actors whose shows left the air this year, »

- Jenelle Riley

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‘Homeland’ Nearing Renewal for Seasons 7 and 8, Will Return in 2017

1 June 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Homeland” is nearing a renewal for Season 7 and Season 8, Showtime CEO David Nevins told reporters on Wednesday.

“We’re just about done with a deal with Fox 21 for ‘Homeland ‘for three more years starting for season six,” he said on a conference call.

The hit series will also move from its regular fall premiere date to a winter debut scheduled for January 2017 in its upcoming sixth season. Season 6 will begin production in New York this August, once again starring Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin.

Speaking to reporters, Nevins indicated that the series could run for many more seasons to come.

Homeland is a show that’s constantly reinventing itself,” Nevins said. “It’s not on a straight character trajectory path. It’s changing season to season. More than most, it’s a show that has an open-ended expiration date because of the subject matter. »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Homeland’ Season 6: Quinn’s Fate Revealed

26 May 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Homeland” will be back to home base for season 6.

The upcoming season of the hit Showtime series, which will be set in New York after spending the last season in Berlin, will tackle the U.S. presidential election.

“The entire season will take place between election day and inauguration day. It’s an interesting time; a transition and transfer of power is happening,” showrunner Alex Gansa said while kicking off the show’s Emmy campaign on Wednesday at a For Your Consideration panel.

“In that 72 days, we’re hopefully going to tell an interesting story,” he continued. “Whether the president is male or female, it’s going to be a very interesting character.”

After tiptoeing around the issue for months, Gansa also confirmed that Rupert Friend’s character, Quinn, will return following last season’s cliffhanger that left his fate up in the air.

“Rupert will be back, but not the same, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Andre the Giant Movie Is Happening, Who Can Even Play Him?

10 May 2016 8:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Finally! We're getting an Andr&#233 the Giant biopic. But the man was so much larger than life, who can actually play him on screen without the assistance of CGI? Perhaps Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the only one who can do the legendary wrestler justice. As the two were friends. But this is something Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell will have to struggle with in the months ahead as Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven moves towards production.

The movie will be based on the graphic novel biography published last year, which chronicled the amazing life of this extraordinary giant. Andre's daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will serve as a consultant on the movie, after assigning the exclusive rights to the producers. Says Scott Steindorff about the project.

"Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful »

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Andre The Giant Biopic in the Works (Exclusive)

9 May 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have partnered to develop a feature film about the life of iconic pro wrestler Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff.

The project is based on the authorized graphic novel biography published last year, “Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.” Roussimoff’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will consult on the film and assigned the exclusive rights for the biography to the producers.

Andre the Giant rode the wave of the rise of wrestling in America, while suffering from the painful health condition of gigantism – there’s an Elephant Man story here,” Steindorff said.

In addition to his wrestling career, Roussimoff played a key role in Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy comedy “The Princess Bride” as Fezzik, part of a trio of bandits with characters played by Wallace Shawn and Mandy Patinkin. He began wrestling professionally at the age of 17 and was billed as being »

- Dave McNary

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IFC Films acquires Asif Kapadia's 'Ali & Nino' for North America

6 May 2016 3:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period romance debuted at Sundance.

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Asif Kapadia’s Ali & Nino following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The deal was secured through worldwide sales agent Im Global, which is selling international rights at the Cannes Marche next week, and CAA.

The love story is an adaptation of Kurban Said’s 1937 bestseller and stars Adam Bakri (Omar) and Maria Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings) as a Muslim Azerbaijani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku from 1918 to 1920. The cast includes Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Wonder Woman).

Kapadia, who won the documentary Oscar earlier this year with Amy Winehouse biopic Amy, directed from a screenplay by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons).

Producer is Kris Thykier (Trash, Woman in Gold) and executive producer is Leyla Aliyeva. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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IFC Films Acquires Asif Kapadia’s ‘Ali & Nino’ For North America

6 May 2016 3:09 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

IFC Films has fallen hard for Oscar winner Asif Kapadia’s epic love story, Ali & Nino, with the company taking North American rights. This follows the film’s January premiere at Sundance. Im Global and CAA handled the sale. The adaptation of the best-selling novel by Kurban Said was scripted by Oscar winner Christopher Hampton. Maria Valverde, Adam Bakri, Mandy Patinkin and Connie Nielsen star in the Azerbaijan-set story about two star-crossed lovers in the melting pot of… »

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IFC Films Takes North American Rights to Asif Kapadia’s ‘Ali & Nino’

6 May 2016 2:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Oscar-winner Asif Kapadia’s “Ali & Nino” from worldwide sales agent Im Global and CAA, following the movie’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Kapadia won an Academy Award this year for his documentary feature “Amy.”

“Ali & Nino,” a feature-film adaptation of the novel by Kurban Said, stars Maria Valverde (Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings”), Adam Bakri (“Omar”), Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) and Connie Nielsen (“Gladiator,” “Wonder Woman”). The screenplay is by Christopher Hampton, who won an Oscar with “Dangerous Liaisons,” and the film is produced by Kris Thykier (“Trash,” “Woman in Gold”) and executive produced by Leyla Aliyeva.

The film centers on Ali Khan and Nino Kipiani, who live in Baku, the cosmopolitan, oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan, which, at the beginning of the 20th century, is a melting pot of different cultures. Ali is a Muslim, with his warrior »

- Leo Barraclough

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Harker’s Hits: Hollywood

14 April 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

There’s no such thing as quiet days in Hollywood. There’s always something happening and today is no exception, so let’s jump right into the fray!

• Oscar-winning legend Warren Beatty’s been keeping a fairly low profile since his wildly expensive Town & Country bombed 15 years ago. But apparently the lothario (long-rumored to be the subject of Carly Simon’s enduring hit “You’re So Vain”) is coming out of semi-retirement as news broke that his pet project based on the life of famed millionaire/movie producer/shut-in Howard Hughes will be released this fall. (He’s been working on this since the ’70s as writer, director, producer, and star.) What’s of more interest to me/us is that he also said he’s working on a sequel to his uber-stylish, three-time Oscar-winning comic-book adaptation Dick Tracy. No word on whether bold-name costars like Annette Bening, Al Pacino, »

- Harker Jones

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Tveit Me, Baby. Or Leave Me

6 April 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We didn't do our usual Stage Door column this past Monday (on account of no theater trips this week) so let's talk Aaron Tveit since we're focusing on male actors for a change this month. While he originally made his mark in stage musicals (including in the DiCaprio role in Catch Me If You Can) the small screen seems to have eaten up his time since. Nevertheless this week's "Miscast" benefit concert reminded us of his inarguable charisma. (More on that concert in a minute)

 

He hasn't done enough movies given how perfect he was as Enjolras in Les Misérables (2012) but at least we got to see him do Grease Live early this year. Unfortunately he's highly vulnerable right now at falling into the trap that many stage stars do where they end up wasted in TV genres like political, hospital, lawyer, or cop shows  that actors with far less »

- NATHANIEL R

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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Salem Season 3, Premiering the Week of Halloween

6 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“History will say the devil was born in Salem.” There’s a little hell raised on Earth in the teaser trailer for Salem Season 3, premiering the week of Halloween on Wgn America.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): Shreveport, La, (April 5, 2016) – Wgn America announced today that the much-anticipated third season of the supernatural thriller “Salem” will premiere this fall during Halloween week. The network also released an intense new teaser trailer for the upcoming season currently in production in Shreveport, La. “Salem” continues its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, with renowned recording artist Marilyn Mason, who guest stars in the upcoming season as the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Grinley.

The third season of “Salem” dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of »

- Derek Anderson

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Myriad acquires world rights to 'The Queen Of Spain'

31 March 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce Cannes buyers to the upcoming drama from Fernando Trueba starring Penelope Cruz.

Myriad Pictures holds world rights excluding Spain and Andorra to the project, currently shooting in Spain and Budapest.

Trueba and Cruz unite after Belle Epoque and The Girl Of Your Dreams. Cruz plays a WWII-era Spanish actress who returns from Hollywood to her home country to play Isabella I of Castille.

On the set she encounters the main characters from The Girl Of Your Dreams, played by Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sarda, and Santiago Segura.

The cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Clive Revill, and Chino Darin.

“We are delighted to be able to work with director Fernando Trueba, one of Spain’s best directors today, and with international star Penelope Cruz on this comedic and poignant film with a great cast and great international production team,” said Myriad president D’Amico.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore Hails the 'Exclamation Point' on Derek's 'Hero Ride,' Says 'I Left It All on the Field'

23 March 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The following contains spoilers from this Wednesday’s Criminal Minds.

Before Shemar Moore can even dive into the most pressing issue at hand, he launches into a lovefest directed at his Criminal Minds castmates.

Related Criminal MindsKirsten Vangsness on Writing Derek Cliffhanger Resolution, Delivering ‘Copious Amounts of Tears’

Surveying his 11-year run on the CBS crime drama, “I’m proud of Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew [Gray Gubler], Kirsten [Vangsness]… because not only did we bust our ass and defy the odds and create a hit show together, everything we did was together,” Moore says, giving props to said co-stars’ behind-the-camera contributions, »

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J.A. Bayona, Arturo Ripstein join 'The Queen Of Spain'

17 March 2016 5:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The two directors have joined the cast of Fernando Trueba’s film, which is now shooting in Budapest.

Directors Arturo Ripstein (La Calle De La Amargura) and Juan Antonio Bayona [pictured] (The Impossible) will step in front of the camera for Fernando Trueba’s The Queen Of Spain, his Penelope Cruz-starring sequel to The Girl Of Your Dreams.

It’s an acting first for Bayona, having accepted a brief cameo in the shoot that is now taking place in Budapest. Veteran Mexican director Ripstein will play the more sizable role of a fictional film producer, Sam Spiegelman, who wants to shoot a film in 1950s Spain.

Given that The Queen Of Spain is a comedy, but also a love letter to film history, it’s only fitting that two auteurs as diverse as Bayona and Ripstein have joined Trueba’s cast.

The action is set in 1956, 18 years later in the life of Macarena Granada, the Spanish »

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