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16 items from 2015

Casting call for 3rd series of Hank Zipzer

27 May 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Kerrie Mailey @ Km Casting Is Looking For The Following:

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver and published by Walker Books.

Fast-paced and funny, the series follows 12-year-old Henry 'Hank' Zipzer, a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world.

We Are Looking For An Asian Actress Aged Between 11- 15 ( Please Note You Must Be Able To Play Down If You Are 15) For A Large Role In The New Series. Must Be Good At Comedy.

Overall Shoot Dates Are 22Nd June - 4th September 2015.

To Apply Please Email and make sure you include your height, location, age and a current picture. »

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Image snaps up ‘Return To Sender’

7 May 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Round-up: Image Entertainment has acquired all Us rights from Voltage Pictures to the thriller Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike.

Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Camryn Manheim and Rumer Willis round out the cast on the thriller about a small town nurse who builds up a relationship with the man who attacked her.

Holly Wiersma and Candice Abela produced and Gossett, J C Khoury and Logan Levy served as executive producers.

Fouad Mikati directed Return To Sender from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Rlj Entertainment chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward negotiated the deal with Voltage and plans a 2015 release.

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Ron Judkins’ festival favourite and comedic drama Finding Neighbors starring Michael O’Keefe and Catherine Dent. Jon Gerrans negotiated rights with producers Judy Korin and Jennifer Young.

Multi-platform specialist Orion Releasing has picked up North America and MGM Latin America on Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. [link »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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The Atx Television Festival announces its second wave of attendees

10 April 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The rise in television programming over the years has led to a number of television festivals where show fans and show casts and crews can get together to discuss series. Among these festivals is the Atx Television festival, which is held in Austin Texas every summer. Set to go into its fourth incarnation this year, the festival will be held from June 4th to the 7th, and a new slate of attendees have now been announced, as per Variety.

The festival will formally begin with a look at the upcoming series Complications. The USA Network drama’s screening will be followed by a panel with the show’s stars and creator Matt Nix, who is also onboard as producer.

The festival will also feature a conversation with legendary Simpsons, Taxi, and Mary Tyler Moore writer and co-creator James L. Brooks, who will be sitting down for a conversation with journalist Phil Rosenthal. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Atx Festival Adds ‘Hannibal,’ More ‘Dawson’s Creek’ & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

9 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even more television is heading down to Austin, Texas, this summer for the fourth annual Atx Festival on June 4-7.

Panels for NBC’s “Hannibal” with creator Bryan Fuller and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with creator Dan Goor and cast members have been added to the festival, along with a “cancelled too soon” panel for Amy Sherman Palladino’s former ABC Family series “Bunheads.”

USA Network’s upcoming drama “Complications” will kick off the fest with an opening-night premiere, featuring creator and exec producer Matt Nix and the series’ cast members.

Atx will also feature the season-five premiere screening of USA Networks’ “Suits,” a 25-year anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series “Dream On” and a “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading, presented by creator Kevin Williamson and surprise guests.

Also Thursday, Atx’s co-exec directors and founders Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson announced James L. Brooks as the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »

- simonbrew

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Cringe: 13 movies with blatantly homophobic scenes

26 March 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The new comedy "Get Hard" stars Kevin Hart as an unlikely coach who trains Will Ferrell for a stint in prison. In one scene, Hart insists that Ferrell go to a top La brunch spot and give oral sex to a random patron in the bathroom to learn -- I guess? -- the mechanics of prison rape. Yes, this movie equates consensual gay sexual activity with actual rape. Cut to Will Ferrell in a restaurant bathroom gagging at the sight of a penis for the amusement of a multiplex audience. Could it be the most homophobic scene in a comedy of the past ten years? It's certainly a candidate. To commemorate this weirdly ignorant movie, we've compiled a list: movies with homophobic scenes so blatant, they made us shudder. Sometimes a movie reeks of homophobia (See: that ol' heart-warmer "Cruising") and sometimes it's just a couple of moments in a »

- Louis Virtel

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New Girl Casts SNL's Taran Killam as Jess' Well-Pedigreed New Beau

25 March 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Saturday Night Live‘s Taran Killam is making a Tuesday-Night detour, landing a guest stint on Fox’s New Girl, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Killam will appear in an upcoming episode as Fred, Jess new beau who has the world’s most amazing parents (played by the equally-amazing Henry Winkler and Julie Haggerty).

His ‘rents are so awesome, in fact, that Jess considers not breaking up with him in order to remain close to mom and pops.

Killam shot his New Girl episode earlier this month during his SNL hiatus.

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StreamFix: 5 Underrated Seasons of TV on Netflix Right Now

19 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Let's face it: Netflix has become a way to excuse yourself for watching 13 hours of television in a row. There's a thrill to the uninterrupted nature of it. Frankly, who cares about having friends? They're not as funny or sexy as TV characters. Think about that. And then, please think about these five underrated seasons of TV all streaming right now on Netflix.  "Damages" season three The season-to-season reinvention of FX's "Damages" was sometimes only half-successful (particularly in the transition from three to four, when it went to DirecTV's Audience network), but I really think we've under-heralded the fabulous moments from the third season. By that year we'd already had the triumphant, basically flawless first season and an ultimately too-confusing second season (with some great work from Marcia Gay Harden), but the third season gave us a trio of wonderful additions: Martin Short as the chilling Leonard Winstone, Lily Tomlin »

- Louis Virtel

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Henry Winkler and Garry Marshall: how we made Happy Days

10 March 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Henry Winkler: ‘Leather was associated with crime, so at first I had to wear a puce golf jacket. It did not look cool’

As a kid I was told I would never achieve anything, that I was a dumb dog. But I moved to La in 1973 and two weeks later went to Paramount Studios for an audition – with hair down to my shoulders and a gigantic sweat patch because I was petrified. I walked in and said six lines. I guess I did them pretty well because I got the part of Arthur Fonzarelli.

Related: Henry Winkler: 'The Fonz was everything I wanted to be'

Robin Williams picked up a script and I realised I was in the presence of greatness

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- Interviews by Kate Abbott

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‘Childrens Hospital’ to Return March 20: Watch Season 6 Trailer

4 March 2015 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Childrens Hospital” is set to return on Friday, March 20, at midnight as season six begins.

Adult Swim announced the premiere date Wednesday and released the new season trailer (watch above).

The new episodes pick up where season five left off, with the hospital crew forced to return to Brazil, after the Japanese army base was left in ruins. The doctors find their lives turned upside down in the upcoming season, which will feature a sperm bank heist, a visit to a secret facility under the White House and a designated Staff Fart Room.

Childrens Hospital” is exec produced by star-writer Rob CorddryJonathan Stern and David WainMalin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler round out the cast. Abominable Pictures, the Corddry Company and Studio 2.0 produce.

Julie Bowen, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Paul Scheer and Weird Al will all guest »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Bye Bye Li’l Sebastian: Remembering the Top Ten Recurring Characters of Parks and Recreation

25 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

During its rocky first season, Parks and Recreation faced much criticism for being too similar to The OfficeLeslie was just a female Michael Scott, and Ron Swanson was the new Dwight Schrute. Setting it in the vibrant and weird Indiana town of Pawnee instantly assuaged some of these fears. Even during that first season, it was clear from the town hall meetings, where Leslie and company had to defend themselves against the many residents of Pawnee, that Michael Schur and his writers had dreamt up one of the most vivid communities for a sitcom. So, in honor of Parks and Recreation’s end, here are the ten best recurring characters on the show.

1. The Tammys

While it may seem unfair to group three characters together, especially in the top spot, Parks has too many amazing recurring characters to properly showcase in ten slots. Ron Swanson’s two ex-wives and »

- George Morvis

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‘Parks & Recreation’ Finale: Mike Schur on ‘Sopranos’ Inspirations, Easter Eggs and the White House Question

24 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s a tough task to end a series after seven much-loved seasons, but “Parks and Recreation” showrunner Mike Schur proved more than up to the job. He co-wrote tonight’s finale, “One Last Ride,” with series star Amy Poehler and also directed the flash forward-filled episode, a love letter to both the show’s crazy characters and devoted fans.

Variety spoke with Schur by phone a few hours before the finale aired on the East Coast — he’s in New York for an appearance with the “Parks” crew on tonight’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” He happily answered questions about his writing process with Poehler, which flash forwards didn’t make it into the final cut, whether or not we’ll ever see the Pawnee gang again, and, of course, the tantalizing tease of President Leslie Knope. He also dropped a hint about a Jean-Ralphio easter egg. (“Parks” fans, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Michael Keaton: his 10 greatest screen characters

24 February 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Batman to Birdman and everything in between, we take a look at Michael Keaton's top 10 most memorable roles...

Sometimes, the Oscars have a tendency of giving out awards to actors who are seen to have paid their dues, perhaps not for the best performance of that year or even for the particular actor's own best performance, but to recognise past work. Michael Keaton is not the most likely of these, but this could be why some speculated that he was an early favourite for this year's Best Actor award, for his performance in Birdman.

The later frontrunner Eddie Redmayne rightfully and very graciously wound up taking it home for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, though Birdman went on to take home the main prize for Best Picture and a number of other major awards.

It would hardly have been a major upset if »

- simonbrew

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Who’s On TV Talk Shows Feb. 23-28?

22 February 2015 4:49 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

I’m sure that after Sunday’s Academy Awards, most of the live talk shows will be discussing and deconstructing every outfit, speech and winner. Live! With Kelly and Michael is devoting their entire Monday show to post-Oscar chatting, and the episode is broadcasting from the Nokia Theater, the site of the Oscars ceremony mere hours prior! Also, Home & Family has a mini-reunion of stars from one of my favorite TV shows, Life Goes On! Stars Kellie Martin, Patti LuPone and Chris Burke stopping by H&F to reminisce about the past and discuss their current projects (and Henry Winkler will be there too — … Continue reading →

The post Who’s On TV Talk Shows Feb. 23-28? appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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'Parks and Recreation': Ben Schwartz's memories of Jean-Ralphio

20 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With “Parks and Recreation” only a few days away from ending, we’ve been running a lot of stories about the show’s history, including Jim O’Heir recalling the strange life of Garry Gergich, and Mike Schur explaining the show’s weird recurring characters and running gags . One of those weirdoes was Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, Tom Haverford’s best friend and a monstrous human being. Earlier this week, I emailed actor Ben Schwartz a few questions about how he got the part, the origin of Jean-Ralphio’s hair, love of singing, and more. The “Parks” series finale airs Tuesday night at 10 on NBC. Before then, I have one more big interview to publish, plus a look back at what made this one of TV’s best comedies. Mike said that Jean-Ralphio was born out of you spending an hour in his office and making him realize you were funny enough »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Parks and Recreation': Inside the futuristic farewell season -- and final days on set

13 January 2015 2:41 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

So this is what the end of Pawnee looks like. Hugs upon hugs, each longer than the last. Announcement after announcement that another actor—Henry Winkler as Dr. Saperstein! Helen Slayton-Hughes as Ethel Beavers! Jon Glaser as Jeremy Jamm!—has just finished his or her last day of shooting, resulting in more hugs. Amy Poehler sweetly coaching her young sons to say into the camera, "That's a wrap on Parks and Recreation!" Nick Offerman's parents sitting stoically in director's chairs. ("One last chance to see our clumsy magic," explains the good son.) Aubrey Plaza in zombie makeup. Jim O'Heir »

- Dan Snierson

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