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Major new initiatives for Scottish Film Talent announced; 14 projects selected for New Talent Shorts programme.
Scottish Film Talent Network (Sftn) has announced the launch of their First Feature Development and Emerging Talent Shorts initiatives, alongside the 14 filmmaker teams selected for the New Talent Shorts programme.
The Sftn initiative is worth £450,000 ($680,000) over the next 12 months in a bid to help find the next wave of Scotland’s international screen talent. The Sftn is part of the UK-wide BFI Net.Work talent development initiative.
The First Feature Development programme offers opportunities for emerging talent to develop their first feature project, with support covering many areas.
The Emerging Talent Shorts programme runs in conjunction with the First Feature Development programme and is aimed at filmmakers who are ready to make bigger budget shorts as a step towards realising their first feature.
Also announced today are the 14 successful filmmaking teams that have been shortlisted for the New Talent Shorts programme. Sftn welcomed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Old show. New cast. Same laughs.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, CBS is hoping The Odd Couple — their modern reboot of the classic sitcom — is going to appeal to a whole new generation of TV viewers, while still satisfying the nostalgia aspect of those who loved the original.
Starring Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger, The Odd Couple will feature the now-iconic sitcom troupe of what happens when two completely opposite men (one's a neat-freak, while the other is a slob) are forced to move in together.
News: 'Odd Couple' with Matthew Perry Among 8 New CBS Series
To help get the perfect mix of old and new, Garry Marshall, who executive produced and developed their original early ’70s sitcom, is working behind-the-scenes as a consultant on the CBS reboot.
So what's going to be the biggest difference between the old Odd Couple and the new? According to executive producer Bob Daily, the answer »
The honor will be presented at the 52nd Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 20.
.”He has become recognized for creating new avenues of distribution for entertainment content,.” said Henri Bollinger, Awards Committee Chairman. .”He clearly personifies the very essence of showmanship!.”
Past recipients include Jerry Bruckheimer, Les Moonves, Peter Roth, Fred Silverman, Aaron Spelling, Nina Tassler, Grant Tinker, Marcy Carsey, Chris Carter, Chris McCumber, Ted Harbert, Bob Hope, David E. Kelley, Norman Lear, Steven Bochco, Caryn Mandabach, Garry Marshall, Jeff Wachtel and Tom Werner.
- Dave McNary
It's hard to believe, but American treasure Betty White has been gracing our television screens -- and stealing our hearts -- since the 1940s. So for her recent 93rd birthday, White's costars and crew from her TV Land series "Hot in Cleveland" wanted to do something special for the actress.
In a clip posted by TV Land, White is being driven to the set, when she's greeted by a hulu dancer. According to the network, this is a daily ritual for White, whose assistant usually performs the dance for her.
But in honor of White's birthday (which was Saturday), the entire cast and crew of "Hot in Cleveland" got in on the action, throwing the actress a surprise hula flash mob, which culminated in a dance featuring co-stars Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Garry Marshall. As the golf cart carrying White made its way through the crowd, and »
- Katie Roberts
Only the best birthday gifts for the one and only Betty White! As the beloved actress celebrates her 93rd birthday today, the Hot in Cleveland star is likely still recovering from her epic surprise from the cast and crew of her TV Land series. In a new video clip just released, cameras roll as White finds out the entire team organized a flash mob to celebrate her special day. Complete with hula dancers Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Garry Marshall, the entire spectacle nearly brings White to tears. "At 93, you shouldn't be doing this," White joked as she hugged her co-stars after the grand finale. The hula flash mob comes the same day White was »
Sunday was a big day for The CW, with a slew of big renewals in the morning, a busy day of Press Tour panels and then an evening coronation for Gina Rodriguez at the Golden Globes. Well, CBS has its own Golden Globe winner, with "CSI: Cyber" star Patricia Arquette, but will the network have anything meaningful in store during its Television Critics Association press tour activities? Let's see what CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler has to say... 9:00 a.m. Pt. The CBS clip reel begins with somebody at a juke box, pressing play on a record, which tells you everything you need to know about CBS' demos. 9:01 a.m. Nina Tassler begins by congratulating Gina Rodriguez and Patricia Arquette for their Golden Globes. 9:02 a.m. CBS is No.1 in total viewers and overnight ratings are less important than ever before. And CBS is getting more value »
- Daniel Fienberg
Serial might be a serious podcast about a serious topic, but it also includes quite a few quotes that, taken out of context, belong in a Garry Marshall rom-com -- so Honora Talbott did the logical thing and re-purposed these quotes (example: "Sometimes I'm totally with them, and then other times, I'm like, 'I don't know, dude'") for a parody that imagines Serial as a romance film. Host Sarah Koenig (played by Talbott) swoons over convicted murderer Adnan Syed in the parody, which features the actual audio from Serial. "What if he is this amazing sociopath and I'm being played? »
- Ariana Bacle
7 items from 2015
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