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Moving with shark-like restlessness between webseries, TV and film, the prolifically talented David Wain has been on a particular roll of late. For his next project after last year’s tragically underseen/dumped romcom parody They Came Together, Wain has come back strong with Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a Netflix miniseries prequel to his most widely/cultishly beloved film to date. Wain will be in conversation with his longtime collaborator Michael Ian Black at Ifp’s Film Week on Sunday, September 20 (details and tickets here), and agreed to answer a few questions by email beforehand. Filmmaker: Like a lot of people who enjoyed They Came Together, […] »
- Vadim Rizov
The Screen Forward: Ifp Conference is set to run in New York from September 20-25 and will include workshops, case studies, discussions and networking events.
Highlights are expected to include a discussion between Michael Ian Black and writer David Wain on his collaboration with Netflix on Wet Hot American Summer, Carol producer Christine Vachon (pictured) and Sony Pictures Classics co-founder Michael Barker.
Round table networking sessions will feature executives from Paradigm, Fandor, Preferred Content, Slamdance and Condé Nast.
“It is the place where aspiring artists meet established filmmakers, where new discoveries are uncovered and seasoned experts learn from emerging talent, inspiring a more creative, more sustainable »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Read More: Attention, Filmmakers: 10 Reasons You Should Apply to the Ifp Filmmaker Lab The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced today the lineup for its largest annual event, Screen Forward: Ifp Conference, which will run from September 20-25 at Lincoln Center in New York City. The program includes a wide selection of workshops, case studies and discussions with some of the biggest names and media organizations the creative community has to offer. Some of the lineup's highlights include industry talks with writer-comedians David Wain and Michael Ian Black ("Wet Hot American Summer"), Killer Films producer Christine Vachon ("Carol"), co-founder of @radical.media Jon Kamen, and president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker. Additional events include "Who Needs the Boys Club?," a discussion on inequality in the entertainment industry featuring director Mary Harron ("American Psycho"), and case studies on »
- Tarek Shoukri
Today, Ifp (Filmmaker‘s parent organization) announced the full lineup for the annual Screen Forward: Ifp Conference. Taking place this year from September 20-25 at Lincoln Center, the program consists of several different sections. Among Industry Talks, you’ll find a discussion with longtime collaborators David Wain and Michael Ian Black, whose resurrected Wet Hot American Summer has recently made a splash on Netflix, and one with Christine Vachon, the Killer Films producer whose latest project is Todd Haynes’ forthcoming, keenly anticipated Carol. Some other highlights, as noted in the press release: *“Who Needs the Boys Club?” a discussion on inequality and the misperceptions […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
Set in New York City, The Jim Gaffigan Show revolves around a fictionalized version of comedian/author/actor Jim Gaffigan as he struggles to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite. The rest of the cast includes Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black, and Tongayi Chirisa.
On Impastor, slacker Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum) has a big gambling debt and is about to jump off a bridge to kill himself. A reverend happens by and tries to stop him. When the pastor accidentally falls to his doom, Buddy is left with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man's identity. The rest of the cast includes Aimee Garcia, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, Mike Kosinski, and »
The Flash is adding a little girl power to its expanding company of Speedsters.
RelatedFlash Boss Tackles Multiple Speedsters Problem: ‘It’s Always Barry’s Journey’
Beane’s Jesse — who will appear in multiple episodes of the CW smash — is characterized as a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom.
DC Wiki, meanwhile, describes Jesse Quick as “the alter-ego of Jesse Chambers, a heroine with super-speed powers. »
"The Flash" is getting even faster for season two, with news that the show has just cast another fleet-footed character.
TVLine reports that newcomer Violett Beane will be joining the show as Jesse Quick, the alter ego of Jesse Chambers, who's described as "a heroine with super-speed powers." According to TVLine, Beane is set to appear in multiple episodes, and her character is "a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom."
Not much is known about Beane, who only has two IMDb credits to her name, though she recently co-starred in the indie comedy "Slash" alongside Michael Ian Black. Black is a longtime friend of current "Flash" star Tom Cavanagh (they starred together on NBC series "Ed" back in the early 2000s); perhaps that connection is how Beane became involved with the CW show?
- Katie Roberts
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot Trailer. Amy Rice‘s Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015) movie trailer stars Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon and Joe Lo Truglio. Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot‘s plot synopsis: “In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
"Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp" premiered its full first season on Netflix on Friday, and if you're red-blooded (and a subscriber), there's a good chance you spent this weekend binge-watching the show. Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Joe Lo Truglio, Amy Poehler, Bradly Cooper, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and a whole bevy of other stars from the original 2001 film returned. So... what did you think? »
- Katie Hasty
Who says you can’t do a prequel 14 years after the original? Netflix is out to prove you can do just that with “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” and even have a the cast playing characters half their age. The revival features Hollywood galore. Seriously — everyone who’s anyone made it into the cast. Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig and Molly Shannon are just a few of the big names who are enrolled in this fantasy summer camp. The actors may have gotten older, but their talent is aging like fine wine. »
- Wrap Staff
Somehow, 15 years later, some Wet Hot American Summer stars look exactly the same...and they're all still alive! Ok, more accurately, most of them have aged ridiculously well (what is in the Camp Firewood water?!). But one actor in particular looks like the original movie is coming out this week and not the Netflix prequel series, which was shot a decade and a half after the original came out. "F--k that guy!" Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp star Michael Ian Black tells E! News of his co-star Paul Rudd's insanely magical genes. "Who has aged the best? There was that whole interactive thing with Paul Rudd where you can click on the two faces to see which was from '99 »
Early in 2001's summer camp movie parody "Wet Hot American Summer," Bradley Cooper's Ben told his fellow counselors, "Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into." It's been 14 years, and Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks have blossomed into some of the biggest comedy stars around, while "Wet Hot" itself has become a beloved cult classic. Director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter have remained tight with the cast, and as the movie's reputation grew well beyond the paltry box office (it grossed less than $300,000 during its initial release), there were rumors of a sequel that would fulfill Ben's request, and perhaps allow Wain and Showalter to spoof the reunion movie genre next. Instead, all the original stars — and many, many, many more of the talented friends they've made as their »
- Alan Sepinwall
A week from today -- on Friday, July 31 -- we will be heading off to Camp Firewood to binge-watch Netflix's "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." The eight-episode series, from David Wain and Michael Showalter, is a prequel to the 2001 movie, which became a cult classic. The second fans are finished watching all eight star-studded eps they're going to want more. So will there be more, like a Season 2 focusing on the next year at camp or whatever?
David Wain told Entertainment Weekly, "I think there's plenty more to do. If it all works out, it'd be great." One of the many stars, Amy Poehler, just talked to EW about her character, Susie, and whether she'd be up for a Season 2 return.
Oh, for sure. David and Michael and Netflix do it the way I like to do it, which is just fun and fast."
Yesssssss. But first things first. »
- Gina Carbone
Michael Ian Black, who starred in Wet Hot American Summer almost 15 years ago, discussed working on the set of the Netflix prequel series (prequel, 15 years later, whatever), and he had quite a few hilariously rude things to say. First and foremost, Michael isn't reprising his role of McKinley to have fun. "A lot of people came to do a comedy, 'let's have fun.' No. If I wanted to have fun I'd go to Six Flags," he told E! News at the Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premiere last night in New York. "I'm not there to have fun, I'm there to work. I'm there to make people sweat. I'm there to scream. And why? In the service of getting the best possible »
The cast of Wet Hot American Summer reunited in New York City on Wednesday for the premiere of the classic film's highly anticipated Netflix reboot, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The original cast members who walked the red carpet included Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Judah Friedlander, Nina Hellman, and Marisa Ryan, and they're all reprising their roles in the TV series. Newcomers Lake Bell, Michael Blaiklock, and Alexandra Stamler were also on hand for the big night. And while not everyone was able to make it to the premiere (ahem, Bradley Cooper), we've already broken down every new and returning cast member for you. Keep reading to see more photos from the fun night, then check out 35 moments from the movie that made it a cult classic. »
Six episodes were provided for review purposes.
For a platform offering instant pop culture gratification, it’s not surprising that Netflix’s original programming slate has leaned heavily on two things: name recognition and wish fulfillment. Breaking into a crowded market of prestige dramas and genre TV? Bring in Kevin Spacey and the Wachowskis. Courting comedy and comic book fans? Resurrect Arrested Development and Daredevil. Improbably combining the appeal of both is Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, an eight-episode miniseries that acts as the prequel to a little-seen 2001 comedy starring a collection of erstwhile unknowns. Wet Hot American Summer was ridiculous, unpredictable, and hilarious. The same can be said of both the new Netflix miniseries, and how it came to be.
- Sam Woolf
Revolving around a fictionalized version of Louis Ck, the Louie comedy series has aired for five low-rated seasons on FX. Now, TV Land is trying a similar concept with The Jim Gaffigan Show. Will it perform better in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
Set in New York City, The Jim Gaffigan Show revolves around a fictionalized version of comedian/author/actor Gaffigan as he struggles to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite. The rest of the cast includes Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black, and Tongayi Chirisa.
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