IMDb > Jenny Bicks > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2004 | 2003

16 items from 2015


Atx Television Festival Adds ‘Justified’ Farewell Panel to 2015 Lineup

25 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Justified” will get its final farewell at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas, this summer.

The annual fest has added more programming to the previously announced “Gilmore Girls,” “Queer As Folk,” “Journeyman” and “Dawson’s Creek” reunions, including panels for FX’s “Justified,” Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” Fox’s upcoming “Wayward Pines,” USA’s “Playing House,”Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” a premiere screening of Starz’s “Power,” and a discussion with the creator of “Friends.”

Justified” creator and exec producer Graham Yost will take an in-depth look back on his series, which stars Timothy Olyphant (pictured) and wraps this April. Cast members and additional producers are yet to be announced, though in a statement, Yost expressed his excitement “to mark the end of the series [with] the whole cast of ‘Justified'” at Atx this June.

Yost will also be part of »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody rewriting Barbie live-action movie

7 March 2015 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last April it was announced that Sony had snapped up the rights to the iconic Mattel toyline Barbie for a live-action movie, and now it has been revealed that Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) has signed on to rewrite the script from Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants).

“Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” states producer Walter Parkes. “It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.”

The movie will see Barbie using “her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern-day Mary Poppins”, and Sony is planning to discover a young cast of leads, as well as filling out the supporting roles with stars who could rotate should the film succeed in launching a franchise. Which you’d »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


'Juno' Scribe Diablo Cody to Rewrite 'Barbie' Movie for Sony Pictures

5 March 2015 8:55 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Whether we like it or not, there are still some toys and board games heading to the big screen. One of the more potentially interesting attempts though might be Sony Pictures bringing Mattel's iconic doll Barbie to the big screen in an effort to create a global film franchise. With such a rich history and endless possibilities for Barbie, much like The Lego Movie, this film adaptation can be about anything. As of now, we still don't know much about the story involved, but a first draft of the script has been completed by Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, What a Girl Wants), and now a surprising screenwriter is stepping up to deliver another draft. Read on! Deadline reports Juno and Young Adult scribe Diablo Cody has been hired to write the next draft of Barbie. That seems like an odd choice for a family film, but Cody is an empowering »

- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem


Juno Scribe Diablo Cody Set To Rewrite Sony’s Live-Action Barbie

5 March 2015 8:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony and American Toy Manufacturer Mattel have set their sights on Juno scribe Diablo Cody to rewrite the live-action Barbie film.

Previously, Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, Rio 2) had been on script duties but Sony Pictures has opted to start afresh with Cody at the helm of the toy brand adaptation. Without doubt, the reputable, Oscar-winning screenwriter is an interesting if bold choice for the studio to make, given that Cody’s previous efforts — Jennifer’s Body, Charlize Theron vehicle Young Adult and, to a lesser extent, Juno — all harboured a sense of edginess to them that differentiated them from their genre contemporaries.

It remains to be seen whether the writer can adopt Barbie with a similar approach, who, despite claims of portraying a negative, unrealistic body image for young girls, is intended to represent female empowerment. In light of her appointment, producer Walter Parkes touched upon how »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the ‘Barbie’ Movie

5 March 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The world’s most famous doll is hooking up with one of Hollywood’s most famous female screenwriters. Diablo Cody is set to rewrite Barbie, the upcoming live-action film from Sony Pictures. Jenny Bicks (What A Girl Wants, Rio 2) penned the first draft. More on the Diablo Cody Barbie movie deal after the jump.  Cody is […]

The post Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the ‘Barbie’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody To Re-Write "Barbie" Film

5 March 2015 3:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Juno" and "Young Adult" scribe Diablo Cody has been hired to pen the next draft of the script of the live-action "Barbie" feature in development at Sony Pictures.

Jenny Bicks penned the first draft of the comedy which will follow Barbie in a contemporary setting. Details of the plot remain undisclosed.

Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal are producing. In a statement, Parkes says: "Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs…It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie."

The Barbie line is reportedly worth around $3 billion a year to Mattel.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody hired to write script for live-action Barbie film

5 March 2015 2:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Diablo Cody is working on the script for the upcoming live-action Barbie film.

The Oscar-winning writer of Juno will update the first draft penned by Sex and the City's Jenny Bicks, Deadline reports.

Producer Walter Parkes said: "Diablo's unconventionality is just what Barbie needs. It signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone.

"We're bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie."

Parkes is producing alongside Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal for Sony.

Julia Pistor is serving as executive producer for Mattel's Playground Productions, while Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams will executive produce for the studio.

Cody is also known for her work on Jennifer's Body and Young Adult. She made her directorial debut with Paradise in 2013. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Barbie movie being rewritten by Diablo Cody

4 March 2015 10:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The writer of Juno and Young Adult has been hired to give the Barbie movie a "legitimately contemporary tone".

It was announced last year that Sony was developing a live action Barbie movie, but since news of the film broke, very little else has been heard about it. In particular, the casting of this one was already raising a few questions.

There has been a bit more progress however, with Variety breaking the news that Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning writer of Juno, has signed up to rewrite the script. The original draft was the work of Jenny Bicks, but according to producer Walter Parkes, "Diablo's unconventionality is just what Barbie needs", adding that "it signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone".

Cody also penned the excellent, chilling Young Adult. If she adopted that tone with the Barbie film, then it would be fair to say that'd be a very bold approach. »

- simonbrew

Permalink | Report a problem


Sony’s ‘Barbie’ Movie Draws Diablo Cody for Rewrite

4 March 2015 6:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Diablo Cody has been hired to write the next draft of the script for Sony’s live-action Barbie movie.

The studio launched the comedy project last April with Mattel and Parkes/MacDonald Image Nation with Jenny Bicks writing the first draft. Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and former studio chief Amy Pascal are producing.

Julia Pistor is executive producing for Mattel’s Playground Productions. Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams are overseeing for the studio.

The story will follow Barbie in a contemporary setting, but details of the plot have not been disclosed.

The Barbie doll has had 150 careers over more than 50 years as princess, president, mermaid and movie star.

Cody’s credits include her Oscar-winning script for “Juno,” “Young Adult” and the upcoming “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep.

Cody is repped by Wme and manager Mason Novick.

News was first reported Deadline.

 

»

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody Is Rewriting The Barbie Movie, Probably To Give It Some Edge

4 March 2015 6:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's been nearly a full year since we last heard any kind of development on the upcoming Barbie movie... but you didn't think that would be enough to kill it, did you? Instead, Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation are still moving ahead with the project, and have even gone as far as to hire Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to try and boost the in-the-works script. Deadline has the scoop on Cody's new gig, saying that the Juno writer will be taking the pen from Jenny Bicks - whose credits include the movie What A Girl Wants and television shows like Sex and the City and The Big C. It's noted that the studio and producers hired Cody because of her "unconventionality," and the belief that she can help make Barbie with a proper, modern tone. As producer Walter Parkes put it in an official statement, It »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Barbie' Movie to Get Rewrite by Diablo Cody

4 March 2015 4:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has brought on screenwriter Diablo Cody to rewrite the screenplay for their live action Barbie movie. The project was first announced in April 2014, when the studio hired Jenny Bicks to write the script. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, with former Sony executive Amy Pascal coming aboard to produce as well.

Diablo Cody may seem like an odd choice to tell Barbie's story, since she famously rose from working as a stripper to winning an Oscar for her Juno screenplay 10 years ago. Producer Walter F. Parkes revealed that the writer's "unconventionality" is why they chose her. Here's what he had to say in a statement to Deadline.

"Diablo's unconventionality is just what Barbie needs. It signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We're bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie."

Julia Pistor is executive producing for Mattel's Playground Productions. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody Writing The Barbie Movie

4 March 2015 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last year, the improbably-proportioned doll Barbie and her parent company Mattel suffered an embarrassing PR gaff with a storybook about a computer engineer Barbie who needed the men in her office to do her coding for her. With the resultant universal opprobrium (and Feminist Hacker Barbie parodies) clearly very fresh in their minds, Mattel and Sony have been careful to position the developing Barbie movie as being all about female empowerment. Sex And The City's Jenny Bicks took the first crack at the screenplay, and it's just been revealed that the writer of the next draft will be Diablo Cody.Cody, of course, famously smashed through the glass ceiling, from stripping to Hollywood A-list status via scripts like Juno, Jennifer's Body and Young Adult. She made her directorial debut in 2013 with Paradise (although that one has yet to see release in the UK)."Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Diablo Cody Set To Rewrite ‘Barbie’

4 March 2015 3:45 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures has set Diablo Cody to write the next draft of Barbie, the live-action film based on Mattel’s top-selling fashion doll that the studio believes will anchor a global film franchise. The studio made a deal awhile back with Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation for the comedy, and had Jenny Bicks write the first draft. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, and they recently invited Amy Pascal to join them. Cody is an intriguing choice… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Sundance TV Lab: Boot Camp for Smallscreen Talent

21 January 2015 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you can’t beat ’em, as the saying goes, join ’em. And while the Sundance Institute won’t be dropping its efforts to foster the best in independent filmmakers anytime soon, the huge migration of indie film talent to TV series led the org to launch its first Episodic Story Lab.

“We’ve been hearing from our theater, feature film and festival alums that it would be great to have a program to support them making the transition from writing feature scripts to multi-episode storytelling,” says Sundance Institute feature film program founding director Michelle Satter.

The idea developed more than two years ago “as an opportunity for us to offer something that wasn’t necessarily being offered out there, as a training ground for our alums and emerging writers.”

It’s already produced results: all 10 writers who participated in the Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Park City lab now have representation (only »

- Gregg Goldstein

Permalink | Report a problem


Sundance TV Lab: Boot Camp for Smallscreen Talent

21 January 2015 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you can’t beat ’em, as the saying goes, join ’em. And while the Sundance Institute won’t be dropping its efforts to foster the best in independent filmmakers anytime soon, the huge migration of indie film talent to TV series led the org to launch its first Episodic Story Lab.

“We’ve been hearing from our theater, feature film and festival alums that it would be great to have a program to support them making the transition from writing feature scripts to multi-episode storytelling,” says Sundance Institute feature film program founding director Michelle Satter.

The idea developed more than two years ago “as an opportunity for us to offer something that wasn’t necessarily being offered out there, as a training ground for our alums and emerging writers.”

It’s already produced results: all 10 writers who participated in the Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Park City lab now have representation (only »

- Gregg Goldstein

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Queer As Folk’ Cast to Reunite at Atx Television Festival

6 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Atx Television Festival will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Queer As Folk” with a reunion panel at the gathering set for June 4-7 in Austin, Texas.

The panel will include exec producers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman and cast members Gale Harold, Peter Paige, Robert Gant, Scott Lowell, Michelle Clunie and Thea Gill. “Queer as Folk,” a remake of a British series of the same name, ran on Showtime from 2000-2005.

“We strive for diverse and revolutionary programming, and this groundbreaking series changed the game for cable television in 2000, marking a high point not only for the Lgbt community, but for socially important storytelling,” said fest co-exec directors Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson.

The “Queer As Folk” panel joins the previously announced “Dawson’s Creek” writers room reunion and “Gilmore Girls” reunion, which will be held at Austin’s Paramount Theater June 5-7.

The festival also announced the addition »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2004 | 2003

16 items from 2015


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners