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Global Road sets TV deal with Offspring Entertainment

The television arm of the former Im Global has signed Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment to a first-look TV deal.

Source: Offspring Entertainment

‘Step Up: High Water’

Global Road Entertainment has signed a first-look television deal with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s Offspring Entertainment, the production company behind the Step Up franchise.

The first projects to be developed under the deal are an untitled comedy from actor-producers and social media stars Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and Wolfgang, the previously announced (under the title Coda) series about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that is currently being sold in the international marketplace.

Global Road is the new brand adopted last year by China’s Tang Media Partners after its acquisitions of Us operations Im Global and Open Road Films.

The Offspring projects join a Global Road scripted TV slate that already includes an adaptation for FX of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’sCradle, from Noah Hawley (creator of the TV version
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Adam Shankman & Jennifer Gibgot’s Offspring Shingle Inks Global Road TV Deal

Global Road Entertainment has inked a first-look TV deal with Offspring Entertainment, the production company run by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot that’s ramping up its small-screen efforts. The first two projects under the pact are Wolfgang (formerly known as Coda), about the world’s first rock star Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and an untitled comedy with actor-producers Carlos and Alexa PenaVega. Offspring, whose credits on the film side include Hairspray, The Last Song
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Garin Nugroho Sets Film With Christine Hakim, Continues Radical Path

Veteran Indonesian filmmaker, Garin Nugroho’s next film will feature acting doyenne Christine Hakim.

The untitled film is “about a woman who takes care of her son who dies. It is a monologue by Indonesia’s maestro over the dead body of her son,” Nugroho told Variety. The filmmaker was speaking at last week’s Singapore International Film Festival where he delivered a masterclass and received an honorary award.

Nugroho debuted in 1992 with “Love in a Slice of Bread” which received acclaim and awards. He achieved international attention for 2006’s “Opera Jawa,” a film commissioned for the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which portrayed an episode of the Indian epic “Ramayana” and featured Javanese classical music and dance.

The filmmaker is known for his subtle socio-political commentary in his films, and his quest for a New Indonesia. “That time has not yet arrived. It is a process and film is the medium to trigger the process
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Jedi Confidential: Inside the Dark New 'Star Wars' Movie

Jedi Confidential: Inside the Dark New 'Star Wars' Movie
A long time ago, a grade-schooler got his hands on a spaceship. He followed the assembly instructions as best he could, snapping on the cannons, the landing gear, the tiny interstellar-chess table. Soon enough, Rian Johnson was holding his very own Millennium Falcon. "The first thing I did," he recalls, "was throw it across the room, to see how it would look flying." He grins. "And it broke."

Johnson grew up, went to film school, made some good stuff, including the entertainingly twisted 2012 sci-fi drama Looper. He's nearly 44 now, though
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Roland Emmerich producing adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Filmmaker Roland Emmerich is taking a break from destroying the world to produce a modern-day adaptatin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.

Variety reports that the film will follow “15-year-old Tim Walker, who is sent from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the renowned Mozart boarding school, where he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart’s most famous opera.”

“The contemporary approach mixed with the fantastic world of sorcerers and witches that the opera brings along makes me really excited to co-produce this project,” said Emmerich.

Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment is producing the film with Berlin-based Filmmer, with German writer-director Florian Sigl and Flimmer CEO Christopher Zwickler aiming to have the project ready for release by Christmas 2018.

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Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis, Flimmer Team Up on Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (Exclusive)

Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis, Flimmer Team Up on Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (Exclusive)
Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment is teaming up with Berlin-based Flimmer to co-produce a modern-day screen adaptation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

The film follows 15-year-old Tim Walker, who is sent from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the renowned Mozart boarding school, where he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart’s most famous opera.

The creative team behind the project includes German writer-director Florian Sigl and Flimmer CEO Christopher Zwickler, who produced Dustin Loose’s “The Last Will,” which received the Student Academy Award in silver in 2015. Sigl and Zwickler are aiming to have the international family entertainment event ready for a Christmas 2018 release.

The duo is developing the project as a multi-part movie, according to Zwickler, who describes the story as a new adaptation of “The Magic Flute” framed by a modern-day narrative. Andrew Lowery is attached to write the screenplay.

“The contemporary
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Lizzy Caplan Joining Channing Tatum in ‘Gambit’ (Exclusive)

Lizzy Caplan Joining Channing Tatum in ‘Gambit’ (Exclusive)
Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join the cast of “Gambit,” Variety has learned. The “Masters of Sex” star will play the female lead in the superhero movie. Details of her part are being kept under wraps.

The X-Men spinoff stars Channing Tatum as Gambit, a ragin’ Cajun whose ability to control kinetic energy enables him to weaponize playing cards and other projectiles. He’s also pretty handy with a bō staff. In the comics, Gambit was a member of the Thieves Guild before joining the X-Men. “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski will slide behind the camera on the film. It’s eyeing a Feb. 14, 2019 debut. Fox is releasing the film as part of its continued expansion of the cinematic mutant universe.

Caplan is an Emmy nominee for “Masters of Sex,” the acclaimed Showtime drama about sex researchers that aired from 2013 to 2016. Her film credits include “Cloverfield,” “127 Hours,” “Now You See Me 2,” and “Allied
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From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Game of Thrones,’ Film and TV Music in a Live Setting Is Thriving

From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Game of Thrones,’ Film and TV Music in a Live Setting Is Thriving
Just a few years ago, “film music in concert” translated to short suites by big-name movie composers (Henry Mancini, John Williams) performed at summer pops concerts. Today, established American orchestras that once didn’t look at the merging of screen and music seriously, take heed of live-to-picture performances as very big business, with concert halls packing in audiences around the world.

That’s something of a surprise, considering how most classical musicians had traditionally looked down their collective noses at movie music. “Film music was a pejorative, and that was the end of it,” David Newman says. Now they see the attendance figures, and attitudes have changed considerably.

Indeed, just a month ago, the New York Philharmonic completed a three-week, four-film “Star Wars” series with Newman conducting John Williams’ scores for the original trilogy plus “The Force Awakens” to sold-out crowds at New York’s David Geffen Hall. “The orchestra absolutely killed it,” says Newman.
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Britney Spears Sold a Painting to Robin Leach for $10,000 (Yes, Really)

Britney Spears Sold a Painting to Robin Leach for $10,000 (Yes, Really)
A painting done by Britney Spears has just sold for a “Crazy” amount.

The 35-year-old music icon has recently taken to using brush strokes to express her creativity, as she shared in a video posted to her social media in October. Clad in a paint-flecked over shirt, unbuttoned to reveal a tank-top—just like Frida Kahlo would have worn had she also been a chart-topping pop queen—Spears is seen hard at work capturing the splendor of an elaborate garden on her canvas. “Sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!!” she captioned the video, followed by a masterful string of emojis.

Soothed
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Present Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events list

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Present Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events listPresent Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events listScott Goodyer11/1/2017 10:06:00 Am

November is here and this month's Event Cinema lineup is enough to keep the oncoming winter chill away! We've got a wide variety of different screenings, from ballet and Broadway to anime, to warm your hearts.

November 2nd: Present Laughter

The great actor Kevin Kline stars in the Broadway hit Present Laughter, which follows Garry Essendine, a self-indulgent actor who receives a visit from a young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions, including his ex-wife, his manager and an aspiring playwright.

Watch the trailer below and for tickets - click here!

November 5th: Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

This special event explores Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The
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Red Dwarf: creating the pop culture of the future

Andrew Moir Oct 26, 2017

Andrew takes a nerdy dive into the pop culture real and fictional that's made its way into the world of Red Dwarf...

Creating culture within science-fiction can be tricky. It’s potentially alienating, with the audience required to understand allusions without a reference point. Then again, if you throw in too many contemporary references, the future starts to look dated pretty quickly. Red Dwarf has walked that fine line, building its own stars and entertainment but chucking in the familiar, just to keep the world grounded. We take a look at humanity’s future culture as seen through the eyes of Lister, Rimmer, Cat, Kryten and Holly.

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Red Dwarf set out its fictional musical world early on with the opening scenes of the first episode
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Ansel Elgort and Lily James Put Their Chemistry to the Test in 'Baby Driver' Bonus Feature (Exclusive)

Ansel Elgort and Lily James Put Their Chemistry to the Test in 'Baby Driver' Bonus Feature (Exclusive)
Sure, Baby Driver has bank robbers and shootouts and plenty of car chases, but the action flick also revolves around a love story -- and that romance would not have worked if Baby (played by everyone’s favorite multihyphenate actor-singer-dj, Ansel Elgort) and his diner waitress paramour, Debora (Lily James), didn't have electric chemistry.

In this clip from the bonus materials on Baby Driver's home video release, debuting on Et, Elgort and James develop their characters and onscreen connection during a costume test, sweetly dancing to "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)" by The Detroit Emeralds, off the film's ace soundtrack.

Photo: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Baby Driver, available now digitally and on DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray, hails from visionary director Edgar Wright and co-stars Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and The Punisher's Jon Bernthal.

The home video release boasts more than two hours of bonus material, which, in addition
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5 Things to Know About Avril Lavigne’s New Man, Record Producer J.R. Rotem

5 Things to Know About Avril Lavigne’s New Man, Record Producer J.R. Rotem
Based on their date night, things don’t seem complicated between Avril Lavigne and her new beau J.R. Rotem.

The singer, 33, was grinning from ear to ear on Sunday as she stepped out for a romantic dinner at Los Angeles hotspot The Nice Guy with the 42-year-old record producer.

In late August, Rotem and Lavigne shared photos of each other to their respective Instagram accounts. “Bae putting in that work,” he captioned one shot showing Lavigne on a couch next to a guitar.

Here are five things you need to know about the Israeli-American record producer.

1. A relationship is just
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Mark Hamill Describes How He Developed Joker’s Laugh On Batman: The Animated Series

Over the years, there have been a variety of talented actors to portray the Joker in both live action and animation. And while there are those who’ve appreciated the performances brought to the table by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Cameron Monaghan, many diehard fans actually favor Mark Hamill, who, believe it or not, has been attached to the character for about a quarter century now.

Having debuted in the early 1990’s on the hallowed Batman: The Animated Series, Hamill went on to voice the Clown Prince of Crime in various other projects, including Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the awesome line of Arkham video games, and the animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s classic graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke.

Originally, Tim Curry had been cast as the Ace of Knaves for the Bruce Timm helmed show, though an unfortunate case
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‘Assholes’ Director Peter Vack Made the Most Disgusting Movie Ever With ‘Recycled Amazon Money’

‘Assholes’ Director Peter Vack Made the Most Disgusting Movie Ever With ‘Recycled Amazon Money’
When Peter Vack scored a role over the summer playing Lola Kirke’s boyfriend on the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle,” he used the money to direct his first feature. The actor had scored in dozens of low-budget projects and directed a short film a few years earlier, but he had reason to believe nobody else was going to back his feature-length debut.

Just imagine the first sentence of the pitch,” said Vack, over lunch at Soho House. “‘It’s about two people who share an anal fetish, and I’m thinking of my sister to play the lead.’ I knew this particular endeavor was not something I’d be able to find investors for.”

The movie, by the way, was called “Assholes.” It premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the inaugural Adam Yauch Hornblower Award (a prize reserved for unique filmmaking visions); it also jolted audiences and critics alike,
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption

Rebecca Lea Sep 25, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King arrive at the hugely popular The Shawshank Redemption...

The film: Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is accused of murdering his wife and her lover. Despite protesting his innocence, the jury is unconvinced and he is given two life sentences, the duration of which will be endured at Shawshank Prison. There, he meets Red (Morgan Freeman) who narrates their story. The two men form a close friendship as Andy gets used to prison life, dealing with aggressive fellow inmates, corrupt prison officials, and eventually running the Shawshank library.

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Frank Darabont is listed as one of the few directors who really manages to capture the work of Stephen King on screen.
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‘Baby Driver’ Is Getting A Huge Home Release & We Have All The Details

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has dropped us a line to give us some information on the forthcoming home release of Edgar Wright’s celebrated 2017 movie Baby Driver. The release looks glorious and every bit as detailed as Wright’s stand-out movie from the summer. The film will be released on Digital Download 27th October 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD from 13th November 2017. More details on the Baby Driver DVD, Blu-ray etc. below.

Baby Driver DVD & Blu-ray details revealed!

Fasten your seat belts as the year’s must-own action-packed thrill ride Baby Driver, which just sped past $175 million at the worldwide box office, accelerates home on digital on 27th October 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 13th November 2017. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead,
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Ridley Scott interview: Blade Runner 2049, Alien and more

Ryan Lambie Oct 2, 2017

We talk to director Ridley Scott about Blade Runner 2049, the lasting influence of the 1982 original, ancient aliens, flutes, and more...

It's mid-September, and a rug-thick layer of secrecy lies over Blade Runner 2049, the belated sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. Before our interview with Scott, who executive produces, we're shown approximately half an hour of footage: Ryan Gosling trudging moodily through futuristic landscapes as a new Replicant hunter, K; glimpses of Jared Leto as a new creator of artificial life, named Niander Wallace.

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Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival), Blade Runner 2049 looks spectacular, with the same measured, ethereal pace that made the original film such a masterpiece. Exactly what K's mission is - and how it ties
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South Park Season 21 Premiere Takes Aim at White Nationalists — Watch

South Park Season 21 Premiere Takes Aim at White Nationalists — Watch
After 21 seasons, South Park‘s Randy Marsh is finally going to learn what it means to be white.

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Comedy Central on Monday released the first clip from Wednesday’s long-awaited premiere (10/9c), titled “White People Renovating Houses,” which finds Randy attempting to stop a group of white nationalists — those of the “You took our jobs!” variety — from creating chaos and waving the Confederate flag every chance they get.

Per the official description, “protestors armed with tiki torches and confederate flags take to the streets of South Park,
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‘Love Means Zero’ Review: An Entertaining Doc About the Tennis World’s Greatest Monster

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‘Love Means Zero’ Review: An Entertaining Doc About the Tennis World’s Greatest Monster
Remember Anwar Congo, the aging mass-murderer profiled in Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing?” Well, imagine if that guy had been born in the United States instead of Indonesia, and had become a children’s tennis coach instead of the genocidal leader of a North Sumatran death squad, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of who Nick Bollettieri is and what he’s all about.

Of course, that’s not at all to suggest that these men are equally evil — one slaughtered untold numbers of innocent people, the other just ruined Andre Agassi’s chances of winning the 1989 French Open — but rather to say that both of them personify the same type of narcissistic madness. It’s not a rare condition; we all know people like them: people who dehumanize the rest of us as a defense mechanism. People who pretend that the past can’t hurt them.
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