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Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the first ever, feature length documentary film to highlight the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These people are responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United State’s biggest exports – television drama and comedy series. The film shows audiences the huge amount of work that goes into making sure their favourite TV series airs on time as well as the many challenges that showrunners have to overcome to make sure a new series makes it onto the schedules at all.
I watch a lot of television. Probably unhealthy amounts actually, but that isn’t important right now. The point I am »
- Richard Axtell
Star Trek: The Compendium is a snazzy little box set presenting the Jj Abrams Star Trek films on Blu-ray. This an extensive dive into the films with hours upon hours of special features and audio commentaries to give you the fullest possible picture of what went into the making of these films and how. With the third installment not due until 2016, this Compendium shall suffice to abate your hunger for more Star Trek.
Jj Abrams’ reboot of Star Trek in 2009 brought the franchise into 21st century in the biggest way possible. He re-establishes the beloved world of Starfleet while still paying due homage to the original series (going so far as to include the original Spock, or “Spock Prime,” Leonard Nimoy—whose incorporation into the film actually allows for the original series to exist in an alternate universe in true Abrams fashion). It’s an engaging, fast-paced, beautiful film »
- John Keith
Shatner confirmed in September that he had been approached to reprise his role as Captain Kirk in director Roberto Orci's sequel, with rumours later suggesting that a deal had been reached.
"I had a talk with [Orci] the other day," Shatner told The AP.
He added: "So there's talk - simply talk - about the next movie."
Shatner explained that he will only sign on for "a role that had something to do with the turning of the plot", but admitted that he is unsure of how Captain Kirk could return given his death in Star Trek Generations.
"That was so long ago. »
A man walks in the woods and sees a scene from Star Wars Episode VII. Fact or fiction? Read about it, and the stories below, in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Rumored descriptions of vehicles in Star Wars Episode VII. A man walking near Pinewood Studios said he heard and saw J.J. Abrams filming […]
- Germain Lussier
A group of Bothan spies have pulled off an incredible job, retrieving some truly beautiful new concept artwork from Star Wars: Episode VII that proves a lot of the recent rumors to be true while giving us a good look at some of the character designs, specifically the main villain and Daisy Ridley, along with a look at her rumored home and some of the vehicles that will be utilized throughout this epic space adventure. This latest art also gives us a good look at some of the aliens and ideas being put on display in December 2015.
Suffice it to say, this story contains some Major Spoilers so tread carefully. This is a pretty big reveal, and J.J. Abrams is probably on the hunt to have someone fired today. A source from Star Wars Underworld's claims that these images are legit, and they do line up with a lot of »
Star Wars: Episode VII is around three weeks off completing filming.
The Guardian reported that producer Kathleen Kennedy has revealed the film's progress.
She also added that she is "thrilled" to be returning the film series to London with Jj Abrams in the director's chair.
She said: "This continues a long tradition of Star Wars movies being made in London. It goes back to 1976.
"To know that we are now coming back and we will be making the movies once again based out of Pinewood and now we're looking to put together Ilm London, it's rather remarkable that this has come together in less than two years."
It comes as Warwick Davis has revealed that he will be returning to the franchise.
2014 is a strange year for Star Wars fandom. On the one hand, there's Rebels, a new, cannonical series on TV that is widely considered to be the most Star Wars-y Star Wars thing since, well, the first Star Wars trilogy. On the other hand, we're still more than a year away from J.J. Abrams' Episode VII and already spoilers for it are swarming the web like a bunch of rebel fighters attacking the Death Star. That last part is why we're being a bit judicuous with our coverage of Star Wars here on Movies.com. We don't want to spoil the experience of a sequel 30+ years in the making 14 months before it hits theaters (and 3 weeks before it even finishes filming) for you, yet alone for ourselves. Having said that, there is some news worth sharing today: Everyone's...
- Peter Hall
How cute is Lupita Nyong'o?! The actress gave Star Wars fans a little sneak peek earlier today when she snapped a picture on the set of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The funny photo shows the Academy Award winner wearing some black frame glasses and an Episode VII cap while flashing the biggest smile (with something in her teeth, of course) as she holds on tight to an action figure of Harrison Ford as Han Solo. "Geeking out! #Swvii," the 31-year-old wrote with the snapshot on Instagram. E! News was among the first to speak to Nyong'o after her casting was announced back in June while on the red carpet at the Cfda Awards in New York City. "I was cast two weeks ago," she »
If you're a huge Star Wars fan, you may not want to read this article in its entirety! According to EW, dozens of concept images from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII movie have been leaked online! 32 to be exact. The leaked images reveal many secrets behind J.J. Abrams' upcoming sci-fi flick. So what exactly was revealed? Read on if you want some of the Star Wars: Episode VII spoilers. One of the leaked photos depicts a character that EW calls the "Silver Trooper: This figure looks to be what happens if you mate an Imperial Stormtrooper with an old-school Cylon from Battlestar Galactica." However it's not clear is this Silver Trooper is a single character or a model for a whole army »
Industrial Light & Magic, the in-house effects company established by George Lucas in 1975, is still one of the leading forces in the industry and is responsible for working on some of the biggest movies over the past five decades. They are currently working on director Joss Whedon's superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron and will begin working on Star Wars: Episode VII in just a few short weeks as principal photography wraps on J.J. Abrams sci-fi epic. Both movies are expected to push boundaries and break new ground at Ilm.
Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm means Ilm will be working on more Disney movies, including all of those Marvel sequels and spin-offs that are planned throughout the rest of this decade. To celebrate, and for work purposes, the company has launched a new studio in London, and held a grand opening this past week. President Lynwen Brennan was there to speak with IGN, »
It is getting harder and harder to protect massive blockbusters from spoilers leaked by on-set spies. Directors like Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon attempt to lock down productions with gag orders and clever appeals. But the extras who earn very little cash decide to spill the beans to local media, as when a Michigan man agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity about Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Needless to say, we are going to get into a number of potential spoilers in the following article, so feel free to bail now if you do not want to know more about things that might happen in Snyder.s movie. Michigan.s Wilx has a report (via ComicBook.com) from the scene of a live shoot on Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that drops a number of massive spoilers »
Set visits provide a good source for rumors, but don't necessarily amount to much in the endgame. For example, Kevin Smith was fortunate enough to drop by the set of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, but I somehow doubt we're going to see that image of a portly Stormtrooper running after the good guys. However, an older rumor has resurfaced about Batman V Superman that actually carries with it some logic. Furthermore, there is news about an integral scene »
- Sean Wist
Less than three weeks of filming is left on J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" with several actors having already wrapped their roles. Yet this week has seen the unexpected announcement of one more addition to the cast - Warwick Davis.
Davis has already appeared in two films in the franchise - the original "Return of the Jedi" and "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace". Lucasfilm made the announcement via a humorous video released today on Youtube in which Davis undergoes an interview with LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
Kennedy attended the grand opening of Industrial Light and Magic's new London facility this week where post-production work on at least six "Stars Wars" movies over the next decade is expected to take place.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
It seems a long time now since that picture of the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was published (although it was only April!), with everyone sitting around on very expensive looking chairs. One person who didn't get a seat was Warwick Davis, who debuted as Wicket the Ewok in Return Of The Jedi. Was he not fearuring in the movie?
Davis also appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and it's now (finally!) been confirmed that he is indeed in the cast of Jj Abrams' new Star Wars film, that's going to be landing in cinemas in December 2015.
Davis has put together a video that brings you up to date...
As of yet, we've no idea what role he'll be taking in the new Star Wars film, »
We know by now that there will be many characters from the earlier Star Wars films reappearing in the highly anticipated Episode 7. Someone else may be accompanying Luke, Han and the other returning originals. Are the Ewoks coming back for another round?
Warwick Davis is a veteran of the Star Wars universe. He played the Ewok known as Wicket in Star Wars-Episode 6: Return of the Jedi(1983),as well as in the Ewok TV films, The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985). He also had several roles in Star Wars-Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999). Now that an amusing video featuring Davis has been released, breaking the news that Davis is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
The English actor confirmed his return to a galaxy far, far away this afternoon in a video posted to the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Warwick Davis has played multiple roles in George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise, including Wicket the Ewok in Return Of The Jedi and gambler Weazel and Anakin’s pal Wald in The Phantom Menace. (He even doubled for the Frank Oz-voiced Yoda and cameo’ed as a Tatooine street trader in Episode I.)
Davis’s role in Episode VII has yet to be revealed, but production is underway in the UK with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson starring for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters on December 8, 2015.
- Jen Yamato
The official cast of J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII has continued to grow after the initial announcement was made a few months ago. This week, a franchise veteran has also locked down a role, joining the existing cast that already includes stars like Harrison Ford and Adam Driver. Scroll through to see all the returning cast members and newbies who will be carrying on the saga. Source: Getty / Venturelli, John Lamparski, Walter McBride, and Stefania D'Alessandro »
The circle is now complete. In three weeks, J.J. Abrams will be done with principal photography on Star Wars Episode VII. In this edition of Star Wars Bits read about that milestone, and get info on the following items: The new London Ilm president suggests we’ll only get six Star Wars movies over the next […]
The post Star Wars Bits: Episode VII 3 Weeks From Completion, How Many Movies Are Coming? Plus Posters, Rumors, Rebels appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Warwick Davis's strategy of basically daring J.J. Abrams to refuse him has apparently worked out: He's going to have a brief role in Star Wars: Episode VII after all. Davis played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi and had various roles in Phantom Menace; thinking out loud to IGN last year, Davis mused that in the new film, he could play a bad guy or even a Jedi, adding that "a villain with a lightsaber is the ultimate goal, if that's not asking too much." He just wants people to see his face! Davis cautioned that he wasn't "dying to get back inside an Ewok suit," but after Life's Too Short, he'd probably still prefer it to a frog suit. »
- Nate Jones
If you weren’t already over the moon about the casting line-up for Star Wars: Episode VII, then you might be excited to hear that Warwick Davis is set to return to a galaxy far, far away. The franchise stalwart has officially signed on to J.J. Abrams’ anticipated first instalment of the new trilogy.
Davis will be recognisable to the Star Wars fan community as he appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, The Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle For Endor as much-loved ewok, Wicket. That’s not to say he’ll be reprising that role for the new movie. Lest we forget, he also cropped up in the prequel trilogy. In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, he took on two brief roles; one as Anakin’s childhood friend Wald, and the other as arms dealer Weazel.
The actor made his announcement »
- Gem Seddon
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