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(Cbr) You may not know The Birthday Boys, but you’ll definitely recognize quite a few of the faces on "The Birthday Boys," the sketch comedy group’s TV show that returns for a second season tonight at 11:30 on IFC. The Birthday Boys — Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen — started as a stage show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and caught plenty of high-profile attention over the years; notably Bob Odernkirk and Ben Stiller (who have a shared history on sketch comedy with Fox’s short-lived but fondly remembered 1992 series The Ben Stiller Show). Odenkirk and Stiller serve as executive producers on "The Birthday Boys" TV show, with Odenkirk appearing frequently in the show’s first season. This year, though Odenkirk retains a presence on "The Birthday Boys," his schedule (including filming "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
When IFC ordered a series from Los Angeles sketch-comedy group the Birthday Boys, the septet wasn’t starting from scratch: Not only did it have eight years of performance experience under its belt, but it also had Bob Odenkirk—a man whose face belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of sketch comedy—as a collaborator, frequent star, and executive producer. That said, television remained a new frontier for the Birthday Boys, and the 10 episodes they made last year—now available on Netflix—provided a crash course in TV production for them. Ahead of the season 2 premiere of The Birthday Boys tonight at 11:30 Et on IFC, »
- Kyle Ryan
Jimmy Wong is going back to his YouTube roots. Jumping off his current turn in season three of Video Game High School, Wong has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Band Aid, a six-episode musical comedy series. Band Aid and features a group of four ex-bandmates who reunite when lead singer Chase (played by Wong) launches one last attempt to win over his crush Jo (Abbe Drake) before she leaves town. Along the way, regular musical numbers will keep Band Aid lively (in the spirit of other musically-inclined comedic programs like Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). In addition to starring in the series, Wong will also direct it alongside Matt Enlow, who is best known as the creator of the hit web series Squaresville. Here's a look and the pitch: Wong - who is the brother of fellow YouTuber Freddie Wong - has always had an affinity for musical comedy. »
- Sam Gutelle
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
A Los Angeles theater received a major grant to help support its work with local schools and fund a pair of 2015 productions. The 24th STreet Theatre, which counts Jack Black as a supporter and board advisor, has received a $300,000 grant over three years from the Rosenthal Family Foundation to expand its Enter Stage Right school field trip program. In addition to the production and developing a DVD of the educational show, the money will also go toward a touring production. “Out of that money, a lot actors are paying their rent. It’s a pretty big program—it’s actors, teaching artists, stage managers,” Jay McAdams, 24th STreet’s executive director, told Backstage. Next year the company, which operates out of an historic carriage house on the edge of L.A.'s West Adams historical district, will produce a new play by Los Angeles-based playwright Bryan Davidson. The drama, which is a commission, »
Rush will play Ella, a young woman who teams up with an assassin (Worthington) hired to kill her family to discover who wants them dead.
The UK-us co-production was formerly titled For the Dogs.
Hunter's Prayer will begin shooting in the UK in November. »
Exclusive: The Giver’s Odeya Rush has been cast in action-thriller Hunter’s Prayer as Ella, a young girl who teams up with the assassin hired to wipe out her family to find the person responsible. Jonathan Mostow is helming the U.S.-UK co-production formerly known as For The Dogs, which has Sam Worthington in place to play Lucas, the contract killer who helps Ella navigate the tangled web of hitmen and thugs on her quest for justice. Filming is gearing up to start next month in the UK.
Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Roberts previously were attached before Rush landed the role after starring in this summer’s The Giver opposite Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Rush’s credits also include The Odd Life Of Timothy Green and horror remake We Are What We Are. In next year’s Sony summer pic Goosebumps she’ll play the daughter of »
- Jen Yamato
She first came to Hollywood's attention in The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, but since then Odeya Rush has been flitting between genres, showing up most recently in novel adaptation The Giver. She’s now landed one of the lead roles in Jonathan Mostow’s action thriller Hunter’s Prayer.The film, once known as For The Dogs, sounds a little like Leon, albeit with a twist. Sam Worthington plays Lucas, an assassin who is initially assigned to take out Ella’s (Rush) family. But he develops a bond with the young woman and ends up helping her track down and punish the person who is actually responsible for the killings.Mostow took over the project from Phillip Noyce, and the script, adapted from Kevin Wignall’s novel, has been through the word processors of Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato and Michael Ferris. Shooting is scheduled to start next month here in the UK. »
In this week's exciting installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Jai Courtney talks about the upcoming "Terminator Genisys," its probable rating, and whether it's a sequel, a reboot, both or neither. Also: Quentin Tarantino zeroes in on Jennifer Jason Leigh to star in "Hateful 8," Syfy announces the premiere date for the new "12 Monkeys," a hologram entertains David Letterman, the upcoming TV version of "School of Rock" finds its Jack Black," "Extant" and "Under the Dome" get renewed, Bjork reveals she's working on a new album for 2015, Casey Affleck takes the lead in "Boston Strong," and more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
Attempting to fit the sizeable footwear will be, as we learnt today, Tony Cavalero. If you’re an avid viewer of American telly, chances are you’ve spotted this chap in one of his numerous guest appearances (including Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Hart Of Dixie and Adam Devine’s House Party).
Promisingly, Mr Cavalero also writes is own comedy as part of La improv troupe The Groundlings. This makes us hope he’ll bring a unique brand of laughs to the show rather than simply attempting an impression of the original actor.
School Of Rock is expected on our tellies early next year, so we’d wager »
Like the film, the story will follow a down and out rock musician who poses as a substitute teacher for a group of unconventional prep schoolers.
Linklater and producer Scott Rudin will executive produce the television series.
Source: Yahoo »
- Garth Franklin
Dylan Minnette has found himself in some very good company.At 17, the actor shares the screen with Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Coolidge in this weekend's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" -- and has already done projects with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard and Jack Black. In the new family-friendly film, his character describes his life as "#blessed" -- and, while it's not a phrase Dylan uses in his everyday life, he did drop it while talking to us about his career. "I’ve learned so many different things," Minnette tells toofab's Brian Particelli about his many costars. "I was learning everything to do right dramatically from Hugh and Jake and people like Terrance Howard. And then I go to this and I learn a lot about comedy and it’s just – I feel like I’ve learned a lot of different territories and I love that. »
- tooFab Staff
The actor and comedian will take on the role played by Jack Black in the movie original, a wannabe rock star who pretends to be a substitute teacher and forms a band out of his pupils.
The 2003 Paramount film, written by Mike White, has been picked up by Nickelodeon, with Paramount TV producing.
School of Rock is scheduled for an early 2015 air date.
In 2013, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced that he had acquired the rights to the movie, and was planning on creating a musical stage adaptation.
Nickelodeon has found its new School of Rock star. Actor-comedian Tony Cavalero will take on the role of Dewey Finn played by Jack Black in its upcoming live-action TV series, the network announced Thursday. Cavalero, who is currently a member of L.A.'s improv comedy troupe The Groundlings, has had roles in Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Hart of Dixie and Adam Devine’s House Party. He stars as a series regular in the Glamour web series The Single Life and in the WB/Maker Studios web series Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts. See more Movies That Became TV Shows The new School
- Lesley Goldberg
ABC will air “Star Wars Rebels” with a special visit from Darth Vader, as voiced by James Earl Jones ABC’s special airing Oct. 26 of Disney Xd's "Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion” movie will contain a bonus scene featuring Darth Vader. “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” says exec producer Dave Filoni. “We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader.” Amazon renews “Transparent” for Season 2 Amazon wouldn’t release viewing figures, but they were apparently enough to warrant renewal. “South Park” mocked Spin magazine this week for being outraged over last week’s episode After last week’s episode aired, Spin writer Brennan Carey expressed outrage that Stan’s dad dressed as Lorde (“Has Lorde ever really done anything all that worthy of drawing the cartoon creators' ire?,” he wrote). So in this week’s episode, »
- Norman Weiss
“School of Rock” fans, meet Tony Cavalero, the actor filling Jack Black‘s shoes in Nickelodeon's upcoming “School of Rock” TV series. Nickelodeon and Paramount Television announced on Thursday that Cavalero — a regular at Los Angeles improv theater The Groundlings — will play fake substitute teacher Dewey Finn, a character Richard Linklater introduced to audiences in the 2003 comedy hit of the same name. Also read: Nickelodeon Orders ‘School of Rock’ Show Straight to Series Like the movie, the series will follow the down-on-his-luck rocker posing as a teacher to make ends meet, and then ends up sharing his love for rock music with. »
- Greg Gilman
Two months ago we got word that Nickelodeon had ordered a 13-episode first season of a School of Rock TV show. With the premise of the show following the same as the film, it was doubtful that Jack Black would return to rehash what he had done so well the first time around. Given what an integral role the character of Dewey Finn is for the show, the casting had to be a careful one. It looks like they've found someone everyone on the production team (including Richard Linklater) is »
- Sean Wist
Fans of R.L. Stine have plenty to celebrate this fall. They can watch the 1990’s Goosebumps show on Netflix, dig into Stine’s new Fear Street book, Party Games, and have the Jack Black-starring feature film to look forward to, but now followers of the prolific writer who live on the East Coast can further enjoy this Halloween season by seeing Stine in person at The Scholastic Store in New York City.
New York, NY, October 6, 2014 – “Ghouls and boys of all ages will celebrate Halloween with a host of frighteningly fun new Goosebumps™ activities and events! To help fans everywhere get into the spirit, Goosebumps author – and ultimate master of scares! – R.L. Stine will host his third Scholastic social media takeover on Thursday, October 30. And to further bewitch fans, Scholastic will unleash a revamped Goosebumps website, social media pages and brand-new book as well as host a special event »
- Derek Anderson
Richard Linklater is at the height of his power coming off this year’s Boyhood, and yet what’s funny is that he hardly exudes the presence of an auteur the way so many of his contemporaries or his idols have before him. “This Slacker ain’t no slacker”, as Matthew McConaughey says in a trailer for a new documentary about the director, 21 Years: Richard Linklater. Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood direct the documentary asking people who have starred in his films what makes him so special, everyone from McConaughey to Ethan Hawke, Zac Efron, Julie Delpy, Billy Bob Thornton, Jack Black and some his fans Kevin Smith and Jason Reitman.
The documentary intends to perform an overview of the artist he’s become 21 years in the making, which the synopsis says is enough time to define the career of the artist. Yet it’s hard to think of too »
- Brian Welk
The so-called "Sesame Street for the digital generation" has arrived. Andrew W.K. is the host of Meet Me At The Reck, a new children's series produced by Maker Studios and packed full of guest stars. Meet Me At The Reck stars W.K., the self-proclaimed "king of partying." This time, he has toned down his act to suit a family-friendly show set at a local rec center. In the first episode, he searches for a killer prop to use in his next live show. When special guest Jack Black proves unable to help him, he turns to the world of Minecraft, where Mr. Stampy Cat helps him construct a blocky ice throne. The six episodes of Meet Me At The Reck are available on Maker's proprietary Maker.TV platform as well as its family-oriented channel, Cartoonium.
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- Sam Gutelle
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