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Four days after a 6.0 earthquake hit the region, the 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival has declared it will go ahead with the event and set its narrative and documentary competition lineups for Nov. 12-16.
“Our thoughts are with everyone in the Napa Valley who have suffered losses from the recent earthquake,” said Co-Founder/Artistic Director Marc Lhormer. “We are proud to be part of a community that rallies in support of each other in such a generous and big hearted way. As they say in the business, the show must go on.”
Saturday’s quake was the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9 Loma Prieta shaker in 1989 and caused up to $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
“This is an exceptionally strong year for both the Narrative and Documentary competition programs,” said Program Director Herb Stratford. “These filmmakers have created new works that provoke, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: As the TV biz prepares to celebrate another ground breaking year tonight, underwritten in no small effort by feature talent, the remarkable thing to consider is how much more of this is coming. Here’s one that has great potential: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.
Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th »
- Mike Fleming Jr
He can be self-destructive, darkly debonair or a lot more dangerous, but Jason Patric is best known for bringing a smoldering intensity to his roles, be it in it something like “The Lost Boys,” “Geronimo: An American Legend,” ”Rush,” “Sleepers” or “Narc,” Joe Carnahan’s 2002 film that reminded people of his talent after a self-imposed four-year hiatus. In his latest movie, director Brian A. Miller’s crime thriller “The Prince,” Patric stars alongside Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jessica Lowndes and South Korean pop star-turned-actor Rain, playing a retired crime boss and single father forced to team up with his best friend and go to dark places when his [ Read More ]
State of Play, the new political drama starring Katherine Heigl, has to find a new showrunner.
'State Of Play' Showrunner Exits
Bernero’s departure is reportedly due to rising tensions between him and fellow State of Play executive producer Joe Carnahan. It is unknown what differences the two had regarding the promising show. Heigl, who has been rumored to be difficult to work with, is not believed to be involved.
At the Television Critics Association’s press tour, Heigl countered claims that she was difficult on set, saying, “I can’t really speak to that. I can only say that I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to be difficult."
In State of Play, Heigl plays CIA analyst Charleston Tucker. Her job in Washington includes briefing and advising the president, »
Katherine Heigl’s new show State of Affairs hasn’t even taken off and drama is already taking place. This time it appears to have nothing to do with her. Ed Bernero who was one of the executive producers has left the show, despite of being a great TV vet. It is reported that he was not getting along with fellow executive producer Joe Carnahan. While it doesn’t appear to mess with the series premier, which will stay take place on November 17th.
Fans of course are worried on how this will affect her show. Katherine has taken her time to return to TV and we have high hopes for this one. But with a shaky start it doesn’t look to hold a lot of hope. Maybe they can find a way to pull through all of this drama. At least we all can say that this time »
- Sarah Peel
Bernero is a drama vet who signed on to the series just last month to help steer the Washington, D.C.-set thriller with Carnahan, who does not have deep showrunning experience. Those arranged marriages are notoriously tricky to pull off, and in this case it appears that Bernero and Carnahan didn’t see eye to eye on executing the Universal TV show that features Heigl as a top national security official who is also investigating the circumstances regarding the death of her fiancé. Alfre Woodard co-stars.
Sources close to the situation were quick to emphasize that Bernero’s departure had nothing to do with Heigl. The actress has a reputation for being tough to work with — so much so that she was forced »
- Cynthia Littleton
There's a change at the top of NBC's Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs. Trauma creator Dario Scardapane, whose credits also include FX's The Bridge and NBC's Chase, is in negotiations to replace showrunner Ed Bernero, who has exited the freshman CIA thriller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Sources tell THR that his departure followed creative clashes with executive producer/director Joe Carnahan, who has been attached to the project from its inception, and had nothing to do with star Heigl. Criminal Minds alum Bernero told reporters in June that he has been with the series since it was picked up after
- Lesley Goldberg
The current State of Affairs is… rocky.
TV vet Ed Bernero has vacated his post as showrunner of NBC’s new Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs, TVLine has confirmed.
Related Fall TV First Impression: NBC’s State of Affairs
According to EW.com, which broke the story, Bernero clashed with fellow Ep Joe Carnahan. A replacement has yet to be named.
State of Affairs premieres Monday, Nov. 17 on NBC.
There’s a behind-the-scenes shakeup on Katherine Heigl’s upcoming NBC drama series: Showrunnner Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds, Third Watch) is exiting the promising espionage thriller State of Affairs, sources say.
Showrunner changes are not entirely uncommon during the run-up to a series launch and one source close to the project said Bernero had creative differences with fellow executive producer Joe Carnahan. The source further claimed the exit doesn’t have anything to do with the show’s star — who previously departed ABC’s hit Grey’s Anatomy under contentious circumstances. Last month, Heigl denied to reporters at the Television »
- James Hibberd
Wow, check out Benicio Del Toro here as Pablo Escobar. Some new images have turned up from Paradise Lost, which tells the story of a young surfer who meets the woman of his dreams. Not long after he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar. The movie also stars Josh Hutcherson and while it’s not necessarily a biopic of Escobar, it could make for some gripping viewing. It’s not the first time an Escobar inspired movie has been on the cars as way back in 2003, Christian Bale and Javier Bardem were attached to “Killing Pablo” and Joe Carnahan was attached to direct, but ultimately that fell through. It did sound awesome though! Released: November 26th USA »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
There have been several attempts recently to get a film centered on drug lord Pablo Escobar off the ground, the one the most frequently comes to mind was Joe Carnahan's attempt which had Javier Bardem in the lead and Christian Bale co-starring, but that film was not to be and neither was Antoine Fuqua's (more on that here). One of them, however, made it through the cracks, Andrea Di Stefano's Escobar - Paradise Lost with Benicio del Toro in the title role, but it's not exactly what you might think. The film follows a surfer named Nick (Josh Hutcherson) who thinks all his dreams have come true when he visits his brother in Colombia and, against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, falls madly in love with Maria, a beautiful Colombian girl (Claudia Traisac). Things, of course, go awry when he meets her uncle, »
- Brad Brevet
The story of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has long fascinated Hollywood. But aside from "Medellin," the Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) starring epic from "Entourage," the character has eluded Tinseltown thus far. But it’s certainly not for a lack of trying. Javier Bardem and Christian Bale were attached to a Joe Carnahan version of “Killing Pablo” back in 2003. That version eventually fell apart and as recently as 2012, Carnahan said he would make it his next movie with Edgar Ramirez likely in the lead role. That production fell through (Carnahan made “Stretch” next), but a completely different Pablo Escobar movie, “Escobar: Paradise Lost” has now been made, likely putting paid to Carnahan’s version. Starring Benicio del Toro, clearly a perfect casting choice to play Escobar, this rendition of the drug overlord's story is very different from the law-trying-to-take-the-crook-down iteration Carnahan hoped to make. Directed by Italian actor »
- Edward Davis
Daredevil made his big screen debut back in 2003 when he was played by Ben Affleck. Critics and fans alike agreed that the movie did not work, and while a reboot was in development at one point at Fox with Joe Carnahan, the studio ultimately decided to let the rights revert to Marvel Studios.
Rather than give the Man Without Fear another movie, Marvel have instead decided to make the character part of four series’ which will debut on online streaming service Netflix.
Daredevil will be joined by Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, with the foursome later teaming up in an event series called The Defenders. We haven’t heard much about the other three, but Daredevil is currently shooting in New York, and Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox has been cast as the superhero.
- Josh Wilding
When Joe Carnahan's Dardevil failed to gain enough momentum to be greenlit, the rights reverted back to Marvel. Rather than jump back into the cinematic pool, they decided to take Matt Murdock to the small screen. Casting news has been flying out left and right in regards to the comic property and while we've known Charlie Cox would be portraying the Man without Fear for a few months now, today we get our first glimpse of the character via the Instagram of Craig Engler who »
- Sean Wist
"The New Beverly crowds are genuine, they're there just to love cinema." How do we save 35mm film? By cherishing it, archiving it, and reminding the world of its existence with screenings and events that herald the soon-to-be-long-lost-format. One of the latest documentaries about this technological evolution is titled Out of Print, a film two years in the making from New Beverly's Julia Marchese. The doc focuses on the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and the many people who make it their home. She has interviews with people like Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt, Rian Johnson, Joe Carnahan, Kevin Smith, Joe Dante and so many others. The first trailer is out and it's all about a love for cinema, its many joys, and repertory theaters. Here's the first trailer for Julia Marchese's documentary Out of Print, from YouTube (via SlashFilm): A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema »
- Alex Billington
Frank Grillo is currently riding high at the Us box office for the second time this summer, courtesy of The Purge: Anarchy. Having also popped up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier - ahead of appearances in more Marvel movies - he's busy, and enjoying well deserved success.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Grillo about The Purge: Anarchy, and you can read the full piece here.
In the course of that interview, he talked about working with director Joe Carnahan on The Grey. And he revealed that they're reteaming again for the long-mooted remake of Death Wish. "Carnahan and I became friends", he told us. "We’re going to do Death Wish together. Death Wish has an amazing script. That’s kind of tied up with Fox. He’s got a film called White Jazz, »
We know most of Daredevil's cast, but the story and tone are very much being kept a secret. Though he couldn't reveal too much about the series, Steven S. DeKnight was able to drop a few interesting tidbits of information at tonight's Guardians of the Galaxy premiere. The full interview can be watched in the video below, but perhaps the most revealing detail was what DeKnight had to say about Daredevil's tone. "We're going for a very gritty, 1970's New York feel. We love the idea of beauty in the decay of the city, and Hell's Kitchen being a place that is both horrible and beautiful at the same time. That's why Matt Murdock loves it so much and wants to protect it." That sounds a lot more Frank Miller than Mark Waid, and not too dissimilar to what Joe Carnahan had in store for the Man Without »
This week annoyed by a loudmouth blogger of some repute, who declared anime for paedophiles and insulted more or less the whole of Japanese culture, I decided to watch Netflix original anime Knights of Sidonia. His comments have widely been circulated and condemned by many people and he’s just made himself look a fool, and all this just because Gus Van Sant might be directing a Death Note movie. I recognise that anime is not for everyone but still, by dismissing all of it you are missing out on an awful lot of classic work and influential stuff.
Knights of Sidonia has been billed as a Netflix original but it’s quite hard to imagine that they would have been involved in the production of something like this, it’s pretty far out there even for anime and its more likely that Netflix have done what they did with »
- Chris Holt
Hollywood came out in force to mourn the loss of movie and TV great James Garner on Sunday, sharing their personal recollections and thoughts on the passing of the Oscar-nominated (and Emmy-winning) star at the age of 86. Check out a sampling below, then share your own fond memories of Garner and his work in the comments. Sally Field: "My heart just broke. There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner. I cherish every moment I spent with him and relive them over and over in my head. He was a diamond." James Woods: Lois Garner just told me, "I'll never be the same. My Jim is gone." Her tears speak for all of us. #JamesGarner Rip pic.twitter.com/vUFLkfZMsX — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 20, 2014 Carole King: I worked with #JamesGarner on the set of "Murphy's Romance". He was one of the nicest people. »
- Chris Eggertsen
On Saturday, Hollywood leading man James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Rip to a legend. James Garner was both a kind man and gifted actor. It was an honor to work with him on #TheNotebook. He will be missed.
— Nicholas Sparks (@NicholasSparks) July 20, 2014
— Brett Martin (@brettmartin) July 20, 2014
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- Samantha Highfill
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