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Bogota – Positioning itself as a key Colombian player both for producing film and TV for international markets and providing services on international shoots, Bogota-based Dynamo, a founding member of Participant PanAmerica, is moving into production on two contained-budget Spanish-language movies.
A drive to both broaden and deepen Colombia’s local talent pool, Dynamo is teaming to produce the movies with broadcast network Caracol TV, which will air them in Colombia.
Another young Colombian commercials and music-vid director, Salomon Simhon, whose short “Smile” won best drama at the U.S. Great Star ShortFest, will direct a second feature, working time “Maranon,” that marks a attempt to create four detective characters, which could be the basis for future franchises, Agatha Christie-style, Dynamo CEO Andres Calderon said at »
- John Hopewell
In Hollywood, there’s always a battle for attention. The legends and icons are forced to fend off the pretty young things that pop up every year. But sometimes, a generation of starlets and studs are more than just pretty faces — they are the new Hollywood. They transform into talented, award-winning actors who take over both the big and small screen. They include the likes of Jonah Hill, Carey Mulligan, Emma Watson and Shailene Woodley, all of who have been featured in Vanity Fair’s Young Hollywood series.
While there have been a number of hits featured in the magazine of the years, there have also been a number of misses — Vinessa Shaw and Sarah Wynter anyone? Like them, we want to know where they are all now.
Starting with 1999 — the unofficial “Young Hollywood” issue — we look back on the hottest, youngest, brightest, freshest faces of the past 15 years.
- Stacy Lambe
By Robert Welkos Name: Jeff Skoll Net Worth: $2.7 billion (TheRichest.com) to $3.8 billion (Forbes) Source Of Wealth: eBay ‘Bio: Born to a middle-class family in Canada, Skoll graduated with honors in electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto, then went backpacking around the world before entering Stanford Business School, where he earned an Mba degree. He was the first full-time employee and first president of eBay, the Internet auction firm. He sold a portion of his company holdings for $2 billion. In 1999. he created the Skoll Foundation, which quickly became the world’s largest foundation for social entrepreneurship. In 2004, he created the movie production company Participant Media. In 2009. he founded the Skoll Global Threats Fund, focusing on issues that could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. Marital Status: Single Hollywood Connections: Participant Media seeks to make films that »
- Robert W. Welkos
Filed right under 'completely unnecessary' comes news that 20th Century Fox is readying yet another remake of classic 70's horror 'The Omen'. Yup, even though recent news confirmed that Lifetime were busy working on horror series 'Damien' focusing on a grown up Damien as he comes to grips with his 'demonic destiny' wasn't enough to deter Fox from more Omen antics. The studio will work along with Platinum Dunes to develop the re-remake based on Richard Donner's 1976 cult horror entry penned by David Seltzer. It was reborn into a subpar remake back in 2006 with Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles. »
20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are teaming again for a second reboot of 1976 horror classic "The Omen" which is in very early stages of development.
The news comes a month after it was revealed that Lifetime is developing a TV series adaptation of the original movie, with former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara writing the pilot script and executive producing.
That series essentially ignores the "Omen" sequels, opting to explore a now adult Damien Thorn who is haunted by his turbulent past and coming to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist.
Source: Bloody-Disgusting »
- Garth Franklin
No filmmakers have been attached at this time, with Bloody-Disgusting reporting that 20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are still in the very early stages of development.
The news comes just over a month after we reported that the Lifetime Channel is developing a TV adaptation of the original movie, with Glen Mazzara, a former showrunner on AMC's The Walking Dead, writing the pilot script and executive producing. The series centers on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie, who is now an adult and haunted by his turbulent past. He must come to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist.
20th Century Fox is prepping to unleash everyone's favorite little antichrist, Damien Thorn, onto the masses as apparently another remake is on its way in addition to the previously announced "Damien" TV series. Read on for everything you need to know.
The news comes from Bloody Disgusting, who are reporting that Fox is working with Platinum Dunes to develop a second remake based upon the David Seltzer tale of a little boy with the whole world in his demonic hands.
John Moore directed the insipid 2006 remake (that had a strange fascination with the color red) starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, but let's just forget that all happened, mmkay?
The Omen, from writer David Seltzer and director Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents whose son dies at birth and instead secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Only they eventually learn that the child, »
- Steve Barton
The Delirium pilot, based on the best-selling Ya series written by Lauren Oliver, was rejected by Fox last year, but it looks like the project may be getting a second chance. Instead of going down quietly into the failed pilot vault (or wherever pilots that don’t get a series order end up), you can watch Delirium on Hulu during its 24-day run this June/July, courtesy of the network.
Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Fox’s senior VP of multi-platform programming, recently stated:
“Why not? [The pilot] was finished. It was great. Why not allow consumers to enjoy it?”
Director Rodrigo Garcia, co-founder of digital studio Wigs, known for its popular online series Blue starring Julia Stiles, has been instrumental in getting the pilot released on Hulu. Hopefully this will set a precedent for other networks to make their typically dead pilots available to audiences, especially projects of this nature where there’s »
- Lindsay Sperling
Not content to be starring with Chris O’Dowd on Broadway in a revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, James Franco is simultaneously directing the world premiere of The Long Shrift for the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, a highly regarded off-off-Broadway company based in Greenwich Village. Novelist Robert Boswell’s play concerns the return home of a teenage boy after serving nine years for rape. Show is slated to run July 7-August 23 at the company’s home base at 224 Waverly Place. The company’s “special summer season” will continue with Phoenix, a love story in which Julia Stiles will star with James […] »
Evan Rachel Wood is reportedly being sued for $30 million (£18 million).
Producers claim the actress agreed to star as the lead role in 10 Things I Hate About Life and was paid $300,000 upfront.
However, it is alleged that Wood didn't return to the production when filming resumed after a ten month hiatus last November.
Producers filed a 10-page suit asking the actress to pay attorney fees and damages on top of the sum.
Speaking to Deadline, a spokesperson for the actress described the lawsuit as "preposterous" and a "bullying tactic from financially troubled producers".
"The production shut down in February 2013 when the producers ran out of money," the spokesperson continued. "Even after that, Evan agreed to resume production in Nov. 2013 by which time the producers said they would have cleared up their issues.
"However, the producers still could not get their act together, nor did they pay Evan money that was owed. »
The weekend of the Tonys has finally arrived, and EW will be your shepherd through the entire night, with reports from the red carpet and Radio City Music Hall, and senior editor Thom Geier and myself hosting a live blog of the entire ceremony, beginning at 8 p.m. Et when it airs on CBS. Host Hugh Jackman must already have his eyes on a prize for next season when he returns for Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth’s three-person drama The River, and other starry productions are slowly finding homes for next season. Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and Martha Plimpton will »
- Jason Clark
But the actress has brushed off the suit, filed in Los Angeles Super Court, asserting that the suit is “preposterous” and that she stopped working after the producers had failed to pay her.
The production company 10 Things Films LLC today filed the suit Thursday in state court in Los Angeles, alleging a breach of written agreement and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
Along with Wood, the suit also named As You Wish Productions, a loan out company that provides Wood’s professional services.
“Plaintiff has suffered significant and extensive damages and financial harm, including, but not limited to, the loss of, a minimum, $6 million equity investments, costs and related expenses in the Picture, financing costs and expenses in the amount of, »
- Dave McNary
Julia Stiles. There’s a name you haven’t heard in a while. Remember when she broke out as the meanest girl in school who managed to steal Heath Ledger’s heart in 10 Things I Hate About You? Then she did some romantic comedies, the Bourne movies and had a recurring role on Dexter.
Along with her movie roles Stiles has also had a couple of flings with theatre and now she is set to return to the New York stage starring Off Broadway in director Jennifer DeLia‘s production of Scott Organ‘s dark romantic comedy, Phoenix. Stiles was last on stage in 2009 in Oleanna; a role which she also played on the London stage in 2004 alongside Aaron Eckhart.
Here’s the intriguing synopsis for Phoenix:
When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great »
- Victoria Bull
New York – Julia Stiles will return to the New York stage for the first time in five years, starring off-Broadway in director Jennifer DeLia's production of Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy, Phoenix. Co-starring with Stiles in the two-hander is James Wirt, who is also slated to appear with the actress in DeLia's upcoming film The First, with Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt, Billy Magnussen and Louisa Krause. In Phoenix, Stiles and Wirt play a mismatched couple who meet again four weeks after a one-night stand. She had a good time but prefers to close the door on the
- David Rooney
The project is entitled Damien, centering on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with "a series of macabre events" before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.
The pilot script will be written by Glen Mazzara, who will executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The deal marks the first through his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also serve as executive producer.
The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that »
With the recent success of television adaptations like Hannibal and Bates Motel, it's no surprise that network executives are diving deeper into creating series out of classic horror films. It was recently announced that there'd be a Friday The 13th-inspired TV show, based in Camp Crystal Lake, and now we can add The Omen to the list.
Glen Mazzara, he of The Walking Dead, who ran that series for a season and a half has been tapped to write Damien, which will center of the little demonic Antichrist from the original film all grown up. Haunted by his past, and faced with grim events in his adulthood, Damien must finally confront his destiny.
So while the fact that another horror film is being adapted isn't surprising, what is surprising is the network it's slated to appear on: Lifetime. Yeah, that Lifetime. The one that's traditionally been geared more towards female dramas, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
A little boy named Damien is once again about to haunt your dreams, but this time on the small screen.
The young boy from the classic 1976 horror film (and 2006 remake) The Omen is now an adult facing his true destiny as the Antichrist in Damien, a new TV series in development for Lifetime from former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of the project with Mazzara writing the script and executive producing under his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. In addition to already being a horror expert thanks to The Walking Dead, »
- Jake Perlman
The story is described as a dark and sexy thriller involving 20-somethings trying to live above their means and getting involved in a love triangle that goes terribly wrong. [Source: THR]
Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent") and Toby Jones ("The Hunger Games") have joined the voice cast of Kim Burdon's animated adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost".
Old comedy chums Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, along with Miranda Hart, are also part of the comedy which follows a ghost who has been haunting his ancestral home in rural England for three centuries. He's successfully scared off every previous tenant, until the Otis family from America moves in. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
• Charlize Theron is reportedly in talks to star in and produce American Express, an indie for director Nash Edgerton. Plot details are being kept under wraps as the film is shopped at Cannes. Theron can be seen next in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West (May 30). [The Wrap]
• Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) has been cast in Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes pic about the reclusive mogul’s assistant (Alden Erenreich) and his burgeoning relationship with Lily Collins. Baldwin will play Hughes’ lawyer Bob Mayhew. Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, and Matthew Broderick will also star. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
It's been 15 years since the classic teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You was released. Since selfies are all the rage, here's one of the film's four main actors that was taken back in 1999. It includes Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik. Who would have thought at the time that both Ledger and Levitt would end up playing big roles in an epic Batman trilogy? They sure did turn out to be incredibly talented actors. Stiles is also doing pretty well for herself these days. You still see her around in movies, and she also had a run on Dexter. As for Oleynik, she currently has a reccurring role on the TV show Pretty Little Liars. »
- Joey Paur
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