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15 items from 2009


Link Time! Bob Saget Gets His Own Reality Show

17 November 2009 1:30 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Bob Saget will investigate odd American subcultures on a new reality series for A&E - The Hollywood Reporter Christopher Waltz talks about The Green Hornet - Vulture Decorating ideas to steal from the set of New Moon - CasaSugar Check out the new Alice in Wonderland posters - Rotten Tomatoes HSM writer Peter Barsocchini is developing a new series for Nickelodeon about Summer camp. Salute your shorts redux? - PopWatch Rob Marshall will direct Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - Worst Previews Take a sneak peek at tonight's episode of V - MTV Movies Blog The Magnetic Fields announce their 2010 tour - Pitchfork Usher's new album, Raymond vs. Raymond, will drop on Dec.21 - Billboard »

- BuzzSugar

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Nickelodeon Orders 'Summer Camp' Pilot

17 November 2009 5:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By the Hollywood Reporter

Nickelodeon is going to "Summer Camp."

The network has greenlighted production on a half-hour pilot from Peter Barsocchini, writer of the "High School Musical" movies.

E1 Entertainment and Reveille are co-producing the single-camera pilot set at a sleep-away camp, with veteran TV helmer Lev L. Spiro on board to direct.

Read more from the Hollywood Reporter. »

- Dylan Stableford

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Nickelodeon to Attend Summer Camp

16 November 2009 7:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nickelodeon has greenlit Summer Camp, a half-hour pilot from Peter Barsocchini, writer of the High School Musical movies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the single-camera pilot will be set at a sleep-away camp, with veteran TV helmer Lev L. Spiro on board to direct.

"Summer camp, in reality, is an iconic experience for kids, and the show is an opportunity to present the comedy and emotion kids experience when they are away from home for the first time," Peter Barsocchini said. "Our slogan is, 'Camp is why kids invented summer.' "

Production on the pilot is slated to begin in Malibu this month.

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Nickelodeon orders 'Summer Camp' pilot

16 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Nickelodeon is going to "Summer Camp."

The network has greenlighted production on a half-hour pilot from Peter Barsocchini, writer of the "High School Musical" movies.

E1 Entertainment and Reveille are co-producing the single-camera pilot set at a sleep-away camp, with veteran TV helmer Lev L. Spiro on board to direct.

"Summer camp, in reality, is an iconic experience for kids, and the show is an opportunity to present the comedy and emotion kids experience when they are away from home for the first time," Peter Barsocchini said. "Our slogan is, 'Camp is why kids invented summer.' "

Production on the pilot is slated to begin in Malibu this month.

"Summer camp is an American tradition, and Peter has captured this rite of passage in a fun family comedy that's perfect for Nickelodeon," said Reveille executive producer of scripted programs Carolyn Bernstein, who is exec producing the pilot with Barsocchini; Frank Saperstein »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Jem and The Holograms To Become A Bad Movie

5 November 2009 1:16 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Another day, another piece of childhood ripped away from those nostalgic for the 1980s. Having a Y chromosome, it wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but I am sure that many a girl will begin weeping as it has been announced that Hasbro has sold off yet another one of its toy's film rights, this time being Jem and the Holograms. With Stretch Armstrong, Ouija Board, Candyland, Battleship, Clue, and Monopoly all headed out in the next few years, the news exactly exactly shocking. (I'm still waiting for the Lincoln Logs movie, however). As of now, relatively unknown Chinese director John Chu is, at least temporarily, attached to the project, as is High School Musical Scribe Peter Barsocchini, according to Pajiba, though it is not yet known whether Barsocchini will write the script or merely produce. Is there going to be anything in this movie that wasn't said in Spice »

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Miley Cyrus signs on for more 'Hannah'

1 June 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"Hannah Montana" will shine on.

Disney Channel has closed a deal for a fourth season of the blockbuster series starring Miley Cyrus.

Additionally, the cable channel has ordered a second season of its breakout new comedy series, "Sonny With a Chance," and has tapped Jeffrey Hornaday, choreographer of such movies as "Flashdance" and "A Chorus Line," to direct and choreograph the fourth "High School Musical" movie.

There had been questions about whether Cyrus would return to the series that made her a global star, with the teen actress-singer recently expressing her intention to continue her small-screen duties as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana for one more year.

As part of the deal, Cyrus will get a long hiatus to work on the feature "The Last Song," with production on the fourth season of "Hannah Montana" slated to begin next year. (Filming on the show's third season wraps this week.)

The series will change settings next season, »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Will 'High School Musical 4' be a real winner too?

4 March 2009 2:12 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

When the "High School Musical" franchise was launched on the Disney Channel, the first few installments did fairly well in the awards derby. The dance-a-thons got tripped up, though, when part three headed to movie theaters as a feature film, forsaking a first run on cable TV like the first two parts. It earned $250 million worldwide, but didn't fare well with awards.

"High School Musical 4" will return to TV and — yikes — not star Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Curiously, it may not even include Kenny Ortega, the director of the first three installments. Word is still out on that. Writer Peter Barsocchini will pick up his pen again, though, and its original producers will return.

According to the Disney news release, new stars will be cast as leads and "High School Musical 4" will feature a love triangle "set against the cross-town rivalry between the East High Wildcats and West High Knights. »

- tomoneil

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Get Ready for "High School Musical 4"

4 March 2009 11:08 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Okay, before you get too excited, this Disney project is slated to appear on....television! So now, it's full circle. The once-Disney TV franchise which had a fling in movie theaters last year is now back where it all started...TV.

Here's more info for "High School Musical" fans:

1) Goodbye old cast, hello new high schoolers! This time, it's going to focus on East High Wildcasts' rival across town know as West High Knights!

2) So no Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) and company, but Peter Barsocchini, the screenwriter behind the first three films, is back for the fourth installment.

3) Look for this on the Disney Channel in 2010. I know, that's a bit long, but you can watch the first three films over and over again, until the brand new HSM4 :happy »

- Manny

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High School Musical Back For A Fourth Film

3 March 2009 11:10 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

High School Musical is set for return for a fourth term.

A new movie will hit TV screens in 2010, but it won't feature stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

A Disney studio statement reads High School Musical 4 will feature a love triangle "set against the cross-town rivalry between the East High Wildcats and West High Knights."

Peter Barsocchini, who wrote High School Musical 1, 2 and 3, is back in as screenwriter, while Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush will once again executive produce the project. »

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High School Musical 4 Returns to Television

3 March 2009 3:30 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The fourth installment of "High School Musical" will return the franchise back to where it started: the Disney Channel. Featuring a new cast, the "High School Musical 4" telepic is scheduled to begin production later this year and premiere on Disney Channel in 2010. Peter Barsocchini, who penned the first three installments, returns as screenwriter. Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush are also back as executive producers. Disney Channel did not say whether Kenny Ortega would return as director. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," helmed by Ortega, took in nearly $250 million last year in worldwide theatrical release. Several of the cast members are now starring in Hollywood films. »

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Broadway Whiz Kid Heads For The Movies

3 March 2009 8:44 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you don't follow Broadway you may not be that familiar with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 29-year-old whiz kid who created, wrote the lyrics for, and starred in the Tony-winning musical In the Heights. But he's been the talk of New York for a while now, and the pride of my alma mater Wesleyan University, which is proud to prove that Wesleyan graduates under the age of 30 are actually capable of making money. And now Miranda will be making the big kind of money-- the Hollywood kind. He's signed an overall development deal with DreamWorks Animation, and will create an animated musical alongside High School Musical writer Peter Barsocchini. The match-up between a High School Musical writer and a young Broadway phenom may seem strange, but the HSM are pretty splendidly structured musicals, and Miranda's script for In the Heights wasn't quite perfect. It's his gift with lyrics that DreamWorks is »

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In the Heights Creator Signs with DreamWorks Animation

3 March 2009 8:30 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Tony-winning writer/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed an overall development deal with DreamWorks Animation. As his first project, Miranda is crafting an animated musical feature with "High School Musical" writer Peter Barsocchini. The filmmakers are keeping the story line quiet. Miranda's Broadway brainchild, "In the Heights," won 2008 Tonys for best musical and best original score. He wrote the music and lyrics and starred in the show until February 15th. DreamWorks Animation co-president of production Bill Damaschke (Over the Hedge, Shark Tale) saw "In the Heights" off-Broadway several years ago and brought Miranda into the fold. "I was immediately captivated by him as a performer and a writer," he said. "At DreamWorks we want to figure out a way to do an animated musical in the way Jeffrey (Katzenberg) did at Disney in the '80s. That team found a way to make an animated musical. Our plan is to do something unique and really innovative. »

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'In the Heights' writer-star inks with D'Works

1 March 2009 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tony-winning writer-actor Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed an overall development deal with DreamWorks Animation. As his first project, Miranda is crafting an animated musical feature with "High School Musical" scribe Peter Barsocchini.

Larry Mark will produce the untitled project. The filmmakers are keeping the story line quiet.

Miranda's Broadway brainchild, "In the Heights," won 2008 Tonys for best musical and best original score. He wrote the music and lyrics and starred in the show until Feb. 15.

DreamWorks Animation co-president of production Bill Damaschke ("Over the Hedge," "Shark Tale") saw "In the Heights" off-Broadway several years ago and brought Miranda into the fold.

"I was immediately captivated by him as a performer and a writer," Damaschke said. "At DreamWorks we want to figure out a way to do an animated musical in the way Jeffrey (Katzenberg) did at Disney in the '80s. That team found a way to make an animated musical. »

- By Jay A. Fernandez

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ Shines on 3-Disc Deluxe Extended Edition

18 February 2009 10:46 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0 Chicago – “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” certainly won’t stand among the best song-n-dance films of all time, but it delivers a jolt of escapist entertainment to its target audience and the expertly remastered, three-disc Disney Blu-Ray release should be a smash hit for everyone eager to buy it.

After shattering records with the Disney Channel broadcasts of “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2,” the house that Walt built realized the logic of releasing the third film in the franchise in theaters and “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” brought the phenomenon to the big screen to the tune of $250 million in receipts worldwide. “HSM 3” is one of the top ten grossing musicals of all time, above “Moulin Rouge!,” “Annie,” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.

(L to R) Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron

Photo credit: Fred Hayes/Disney.

There are two ways »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Blu-Ray Feature: Behind-the-Scenes Clips of ‘High School Musical 3’ With Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

18 February 2009 9:46 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Disney sent over a few clips to celebrate the Blu-Ray/DVD release of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” this week.

Read the review and enjoy some of the awesome content that you’ll find on the release and relive a few of your favorite moments from the movie, starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman. East High 4-evah!

Trailer

High School Musical (Film)

The Boys Are Back (Film)

Can I Have This Dance (Film)

This is the Last Chance (Film)

Behind the Scenes: Dancing (Bonus)

Behind the Scenes: Prom, it’s all in the dress (Bonus)

High School Musical 3’ is released by Walt Disney Home Video and stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman. It was written by Peter Barsocchini and directed by Kenny Ortega. It was released on February 17th, 2009.

By Brian TALLERICOContent DirectorHollywoodChicago. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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