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Ed Burns, Tom Rothman headline Sundance Film Festival juries

19 December 2012 12:35 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ed Burns, whose debut film The Brothers McMullen premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, was announced today as a jury member for next month’s Sundance in Park City, Utah. Burns joins documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, executive Tom Rothman and 16 others named to five juries that will award prizes at independent film’s most high-profile showcase.

Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Jan. 22, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on Jan. 26. The festival runs this year from Jan. 17-27.

Click below for the entire Sundance jury list:

U.S. Documentary Jury

Liz Garbus is a prolific documentary filmmaker. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Mike White Signs Overall Deal With HBO

12 October 2012 2:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Enlightened creator/executive producer Mike White has signed an overall deal with HBO for his production company RipCord Prods. Under the pact, White, along with producing partner David Bernad, will create and develop new projects for the pay cable network. RipCord recently wrapped filming the second season of White’s dark HBO comedy Enlightened, which will premiere in January. The series, starring Laura Dern and Luke Wilson, received Golden Globe nominations for best comedy series and best comedy series actress, winning for Dern’s performance. RipCord has several projects in development at HBO, where the company had a first-look deal, including an untitled comedy from writer Steve Conrad. RipCord also produced digital series The Boring Life Of Jacqueline, created by Sebastian Silva, which launched in August on HBO Go. In features, RipCord recently wrapped Magic Magic, written and directed by Silva and starring Michael Cera and Juno Temple. The »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Rebel Wilson Sells Comedy Pitch To Universal That She'll Write & Star In

10 October 2012 7:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Coming off a great performance in “Pitch Perfect,” which is performing solidly in theaters at the moment, Rebel Wilson’s career looks in pretty great shape. She’s got a lead role in Miguel Arteta’s brewing indie comedy “Unicorn Store,” "Glee" star Chris Colfer’s “Struck By Lightning,” and Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain” on her upcoming slate, and her self-penned comedy pilot “Super Fun Night” is also in development over at ABC. As if all that isn’t enough, Wilson has now struck a deal with Universal who have picked up her untitled comedy pitch. There are very few details available on the project at the moment, but what we do know is that Wilson’s pitch is based on an original idea and that she is attached to write, produce and star. Universal distributed “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids,” and they’re clearly keen on staying in the Rebel. »

- Joe Cunningham

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Sparkly! Rebel Wilson Saddles Up for Lead Role in ‘Unicorn Store’

14 August 2012 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Rebel Wilson is scary funny. She’s also quite brave – after all, how many other comedians would be game enough to have their big introduction to Hollywood feature them pouring frozen peas on their hideous free back tattoo on the big screen?And how many could make that actually read as funny? (We are speaking, of course, about her breakout supporting role in Bridesmaids.) Also, how many people could make What To Expect When You’re Expecting amusing in the slightest or put some charm into a film I otherwise detested (now we’re talking Bachelorette)? Wilson can! And I’ll follow her career to the ends of the Earth as thank you. Fortunately, her next role sounds pretty easily followable. Variety reports that Wilson has snagged the lead role in Unicorn Store, an indie comedy set to be helmed by Cedar Rapids director Miguel Arteta. Not much is known about the film, but »

- Kate Erbland

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'Bridesmaids' Star Rebel Wilson To Lead Miguel Arteta's 'Unicorn Store'

14 August 2012 12:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While larger than life funny guys like Kevin James and Seth Rogen can command leading roles in movies, when it comes to women, the playbook isn't the same. Sure, women are allowed to be funny too, but generally only if they’re deemed skinny and attractive enough first. Hell, they even cast Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones. But the tide is changing... And that’s why it’s so refreshing to see Aussie actress Rebel Wilson starting to get a number of supporting comic roles. She’s starting to build up an solid resume after attention-grabbing roles in the likes of “Bridesmaids” (which also served as a launchpad for an unconvential leading lady in Melissa McCarthy), “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and the upcoming films “Pitch Perfect” and “Bachelorette.” Well now she’s gone one better and bagged the lead role in Miguel Arteta’s indie comedy “Unicorn Store. »

- Joe Cunningham

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‘Bridesmaids’ Star Rebel Wilson Will Buy a ‘Unicorn’ For ‘Cedar Rapids’ Director Miguel Arteta

14 August 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a knack for mixing strong characters and flat-out hilarity as smoothly as Miguel Arteta, it’s unfortunate the director is as overlooked as he is. After delivering both Youth in Revolt and Cedar Rapids, the director has now added another film to his pile and attached a major up-and-coming star to lead.

Variety reports that Arteta has come on to direct a comedy titled Unicorn Store, which will be led by Austrialian actress Rebel Wilson, who broke out last year by stealing the show in Bridesmaids and taking a much different turn in the recently released Bachelorette. Scripted by Bored to Death‘s Samantha McIntyre, the film follows “a lonely young woman who has never had a boyfriend tries to fix her life by purchasing a unicorn.”

Having worked alongside Compliance‘s Craig Zobel and Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Sean Durkin in the Sundance Writer’s Lab program, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Miguel Arteta to direct Rebel Wilson in Unicorn Store

14 August 2012 4:06 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Miguel Arteta is set to direct Unicorn Store which stars Rebel Wilson in the Samantha McIntyre-written film. Plot for the pic produced by Mike White and David Bernad via Rip Cord Productions is being kept under wraps at this point. White and Bernad also developed the script with McIntyre. Arteta recently helmed Cedar Rapids from Fox Searchlight Pictures, starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. Wilson is up next in Bachelorette after the winning Universal Pictures comedy Bridesmaids and What to Expect When You're Expecting. She's also in Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift, voicing the character of Raz. »

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Miguel Arteta to direct Rebel Wilson in Unicorn Store

14 August 2012 4:06 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Miguel Arteta is set to direct Unicorn Store which stars Rebel Wilson in the Samantha McIntyre-written film. Plot for the pic produced by Mike White and David Bernad via Rip Cord Productions is being kept under wraps at this point. White and Bernad also developed the script with McIntyre. Arteta recently helmed Cedar Rapids from Fox Searchlight Pictures, starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. Wilson is up next in Bachelorette after the winning Universal Pictures comedy Bridesmaids and What to Expect When You're Expecting. She's also in Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift, voicing the character of Raz. »

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Casting: Bana, Wilson, Barrese, Minshew

13 August 2012 7:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lone Survivor

Eric Bana is in negotiations to join Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster in Peter Berg's drama-actioner "Lone Survivor" at Emmet/Furla Films and Universal. Shooting kicks off next month in New Mexico

The story chronicles Afghanistan war hero Marcus Luttrell's account of a Navy Seal mission gone bad. Bana will play a Seal lieutenant while Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch also star. [Source: Heat Vision]

Unicorn Store

Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids," "Bachelorette") has joined Miguel Arteta's quirky indie comedy "Unicorn Store". Wilson is attached to play the imaginative lead character.

The storyline for the comedy is being kept under wraps. Samantha McIntyre penned the script while Mike White and David Bernad are producing. [Source: Variety]

The Hangover Part III

Sasha Barrese will reprise her role of Tracy in Todd Phillips' upcoming "The Hangover Part III" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The model and actress was the bride of Justin Bartha's character »

- Garth Franklin

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Thor: The Dark World Adds Alice Krige, Rebel Wilson Leads Unicorn Store and Alicia Minshew Stars in Desires Of The Heart

13 August 2012 6:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Another round of casting stories is coming your way! Here’s the nitty gritty: Alice Krige (Silent Hill) has been cast in an undisclosed role in Thor: The Dark World and teased fans, saying she may be “unrecognizable.” Rebel Wilson (Bachelorette) is set to star as the imaginative lead character at the heart of Miguel Arteta’s Unicorn Store, an indie comedy scripted by Samantha McIntyre. Alicia Minshew (All My Children) will play the female lead opposite Val Laurent (Sal) In the romantic drama Desires of the Heart, directed by James Kicklighter and Rajesh Rathi. Hit the jump for more information on each of these films. Krige, who is perhaps best known for her portrayal as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact, made mention of her small role in the upcoming Thor sequel while at a Star Trek convention.  She also alluded to being unrecognizable, suggesting that she »

- Dave Trumbore

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Miguel Arteta Gets the '47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers'

16 July 2012 12:40 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back at Sundance 2011, director Miguel Arteta helped Ed Helms prove his abilities as a leading man with the comedy Cedar Rapids, but before that he brought the book Youth in Revolt to the big screen with Michael Cera. Since then, the director has been busy at the helm of episodes of TV series like "New Girl" and "American Horror Story," but Variety reports Arteta is getting back to feature films with an adaptation of Troy Cook's novel 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers, a film that producer Richard Gladstein from FilmColony says is "a very fast-paced, poppy kind of movie, in the vein of True Romance." Interesting. Mandalay Pictures is also behind the film which follows a pair of lovers running from their families, the law and outrageous underworld characters as they rob banks across the South. It just so happens that the guy in this situation is the »

- Ethan Anderton

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Miguel Artera To Helm "Bank Robbers"

16 July 2012 4:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miguel Arteta ("Cedar Rapids") is attached to direct an adaptation of Troy Cook's comic crime novel "47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers" for FilmColony and Mandalay Pictures says Variety.

The story follows a pair of lovers running from their families, the law and underworld characters as they rob banks across the South.

Arteta is supervising a script polish by Ryan Knighton, while Richard Gladstein and Cathy Schulman are producing. Casting will take place later this Summer. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Cedar Rapids' Director Miguel Arteta To Run Down The '47 Rules Of Highly Effective Bank Robbers'

13 July 2012 3:49 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been a while since we've heard anything from "Cedar Rapids" helmer Miguel Arteta. After his comedy for Fox Searchlight came and went without much fanfare, he's largely been working in the television world, helming episodes of "The Big C," "How To Make It In America," "American Horror Story," "Enlightened," "House Of Lies," "Nurse Jackie" and the pilot for "The Sex & The City" prequel/spinoff "The Carrie Diaries." But it looks like the helmer is making a return to the feature film game. Variety reports that Arteta will be taking on an adaptation of Tim Cook's crime novel "47 Rules Of Highly Effective Bank Robbers." Described by producer Richard Gladstein as being in the vein of "True Romance" -- and seemingly deviating slightly from the plot of the book -- the story follows a pair of lovers who rob their way across the south, avoiding their families, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Cedar Rapids’ Director Miguel Arteta Getting Criminal For ‘Bank Robbers’

13 July 2012 7:26 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There are few comedy directors in Hollywood that are as underrated as Miguel Arteta. With a string of character-focused, hilarious films including Youth in Revolt and Cedar Rapids, his efforts never get the box-office they deserve. While he spends his off-time with a heavy dose of TV directing, he’s now set his next feature project and it’s a bit of a depature.

Variety reports that Arteta has signed on to direct 47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers, based on the comedy crime novel by Troy Cook. Described as “in the vein of True Romance,” the film will have a more “dynamic and visceral” when compared to his previous film. Scripted by Ryan Knighton, the helmer will even have a chance to take on some action setpieces in the “fast-paced, poppy” film. Check out a synopsis of the original novel below thanks to Amazon, and if his previous films are any indication, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor To Preview New Script 'The Lost Cause' At Nantucket Film Festival

29 May 2012 6:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, this is certainly an unconventional way for a new project from Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor to be announced, but we guess it's as effective a way as any. The duo have re-teamed for a new script, which will be previewed at a headlining staged reading at next month's Nantucket Film Festival.

Titled "The Lost Cause," the project looks to be an expansion of Taylor's 2004 short film of the same name. While there's no mention of who is taking the helm, Taylor is notably directing the stage reading, so he may be following his compatriot into full-length features. If not, it still seems unlikely that Payne would take the reigns with a fair bit on his upcoming slate (including "Nebraska," which he hopes will star Bruce Dern and Will Forte, around the corner). Either way, the project does sound intriguing. The coming-of-age story centers on a cleaner who moonlights as a Civil War reenacter, »

- Simon Dang

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'New Girl' Stand-Out Max Greenfield Joins Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler In 'They Came Together'

16 May 2012 4:18 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You'd be forgiven for having tuned out of, or indeed never ventured near, Fox's Zooey Deschanel-starring sitcom "New Girl." The series, about an oddball girl who moves in with three male housemates, had a generic premise, an infuriating ad campaign, and a very patchy first few episodes. But over time, it's very much found its foot: the writing's gotten sharp and very funny, the direction's been strong (thanks to a selection of indie talent including John Hamburg, Miguel Arteta, Jesse Peretz, Lynn Shelton, and Nanette Burnstein) and the cast have gelled into an impressive comic ensemble. It's not going to change your life or anything, but it's steadily evolved into a highly enjoyable show.

First and foremost among the cast is Max Greenfield, who plays progressive douchebag Schmidt on the show. Starting out as a stereotype, the character's gotten richer and weirder over time, and Greenfield, a familiar face »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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'The Carrie Diaries' & 'Arrow' Lead New Series Pickups At CW

14 May 2012 10:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Long a go-to place to reach teen-aged viewers, The CW (formerly known as The WB for you old timers) has made an impressive pick-up of five new drama pilots to turn to series for its forthcoming slate of shows. While the network that’s become commonly associated with “Gossip Girl” and the revamped “90210” regularly adds a few new teen-friendly scripted series every year, the addition of these five new shows is a new record for the network.

According to Deadline, new president Mark Pedowitz is keeping with the networks recent vow to increase the amount of original shows airing on the network at any time, allowing them to satiate the thirst for freshness among their short attention span crowd, altogether avoiding long spells of repeats. First, there’s the AnnaSophia Robb starring “Sex And The City” prequel “The Carrie Diaries”; the “Smallville”-esque Green Arrow-themed “Arrow”; a modern retooling of »

- Benjamin Wright

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The CW Picks Up Carrie Diaries, Arrow, Cult, First Cut and Beauty and the Beast

11 May 2012 2:10 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The CW Picks Up Carrie Diaries, Arrow, Cult, First Cut and Beauty and the Beast

The CW has picked up five new series for the 2012-2013 season, marking a more-than-normal order size for the smaller network.  The Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries will join superhero drama Arrow, thriller Cult, medical drama First Cut and the updated Beauty and the Beast.

These five new shows join veteran series Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and 90210 on the schedule for next season.  America's Next Top Model was also given a renewal for the fall.  Gossip Girl is generally considered a safe bet for a shorter season next year, but the fate of freshman series The Secret Circle, Hart of Dixie and Ringer are currently unknown.

Updated: Nikita was just renewed for season 3.

Here's what we know about the new shows:

The Carrie Diaries

It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. »

- Clarissa

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Fall TV Scoop: The CW Picks Carrie Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, Arrow and 2 Others

11 May 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The CW has picked up five new hourlong series for fall, including the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, a reboot of Beauty and the Beast and the superhero saga Arrow. Also getting a green light are dark thriller Cult and medical dramedy First Cut.

Conspicuously missing from the pack is the Hunger Games-esque The Selection.

Descriptions of the new shows are below.

The Carrie Diaries

It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed »

- Michael Ausiello

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Watch: "Wanderlust' Helmer David Wain Directed Tonight's 'New Girl'

3 April 2012 8:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Secrets," tonight's episode of Fox's Zooey Deschanel comedy (is that its own genre?) "New Girl" was directed by David Wain, who on Twitter reminded the world that "Tonight's your chance to see how I pulled the puppet strings of @ZooeyDeschanel et al." Wain, whose latest big-screen directing effort "Wanderlust" opened in theaters in February, has mostly kept to directing his own work on TV, with "Stella," "The State" and "Children's Hospital," though he did also helm the community theater episode of the late, lamented "Party Down." "New Girl" has managed to bring in a nice array of indie-ish comedy directors to oversee episodes of its first season. Lynn Shelton ("Humpday"), Miguel Arteta ("Chuck & Buck," "Cedar Rapids") and Jesse Peretz ("Our Idiot Brother") have also directed episodes, and Jake Kasdan »

- Alison Willmore

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