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Disney and Marvel characters are among the hottest Halloween costumes from Hollywood this year. A new feature showcases nine of the most popular choices for kids and adults. Topping the list is "Frozen," which opened in November of last year and is now one of Disney's top five franchises in their storied history. In second place are the zombies from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Others in the upper tier are "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Batman," "Despicable Me," "Maleficent," "Star Wars," "Guardians of the Galaxy" (especially Groot), and "Captain America." The Wrap -Break- HBO locks up the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a potential seventh season of their most popular series. The principal actors, including Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, were previously only signed through six seasons. For signing the new deals, the »
New Game Of Thrones contracts have been signed by the core cast, with big names signing up until season 7…
We don’t often cover contract-signing news on this site, not least because it’s often very dull reading. However, this nugget of Game Of Thrones news has some interesting connotations for the future of the show.
We’ve learnt today, it would seem, that HBO is rightly confident in their hugely popular show and has planned further ahead than ever with this latest batch of negotiations with the cast.
Key players Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have all received big raises in return for signing up for three more potential seasons. Their new contracts will take them through to the end of season 7, if everything goes to plan.
Lower down on the payscale, but still nonetheless important to the future of the show, Natalie Dormer, »
HBO is not wasting time to plot the 7th season of Game of Thrones. The popular series was renewed for a fifth and sixth season this summer, with high hopes for more episodes. Now HBO is trying to lock in the cast into a contractor for their 7th season which could be a possible end game for the show. This includes Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey being signed on for the yet to even be confirmed season.
This is exciting and sad news. The network has hinted that if they reach a 7th season, that would be where they end. So it will be very sad news to hear that a 7th will finally take place, which will also be an amazing feat for a series based on an unfinished book series. I am sure HBO is counting on that, but we do applaud them for trying here to prepare for it. »
- Sarah Peel
Key “Game of Thrones” actors have commanded big raises in contract renegotiations that extend their deals through a seventh season of the hit HBO drama.
“Thrones” is in the midst of filming its fifth season, to bow in the spring. The actors’ deals previously ran through the show’s sixth season. According to Deadline, stars Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will reach the $300,000 per episode range for the coming seasons.
With “Thrones” emerging as the most-watched show in HBO’s history, it’s a safe bet that “Thrones” will be on the air through at least seven seasons. HBO gave “Thrones” a two-season renewal earlier this year.
Other members of the large ensemble are also said to have extended through season seven.
HBO declined to comment.
- Variety Staff
The night may be dark and full of terrors… but a future in which Game of Thrones goes on without your favorites isn’t one of them.
Thrones‘ main actors had been signed through six seasons of the sweeping fantasy drama. The recent renegotiation provides an option for Season 7, which hasn’t yet been greenlit but is about as certain as Drogon flambéing anything in his path.
Season 7 also is likely to be the drama’s swan song, »
The night is dark and full of money! Game of Thrones' principle cast is set to receive major pay raises after completing contract renegotiations with HBO, The Hollywood Reporter reports. While the fantasy hit's main actors were signed on for six seasons, they just signed on for a seventh season, receiving pay increases for seasons five, which they are currently filming, and six. The Got stars who signed on for season seven and are set to receive raises? Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Emilia Clarke are all paid at the highest level, while Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Natalie Dormer are set to receive raises as »
Yes, George R. R. Martin, we know that every man must die. But that doesn't make the deaths on Game of Thrones any less painful to watch. Fortunately, HBO just made sure that many of the fan favorites could stay around for a lot longer. The principal stars of the hit HBO drama - who include Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) - signed new contracts to keep them around for a potential seventh and final season (and give them massive raises), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pay »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
As Game of Thrones continues to shoot its Season 5 episodes, which will debut spring 2015, HBO has signed the cast to appear in a potential Season 7, which has not officially been renewed just yet.
HBO renegotiated the main stars' contracts using a tiered system that now factors in these potential upcoming episodes. The principle actors were only signed through Game of Thrones Season 6. In exchange for these Season 7 options, HBO has given everyone a substantial raise, which makes the entire cast amongst the highest paid on cable TV.
In April of this year, Game of Thrones was renewed for both Season 5 and Season 6. While this impending seventh season hasn't been green lit, it is considered highly likely given that the HBO fantasy drama is a ratings smash and an awards favorite.
Because the series has such a large and diverse cast, it had to employ this unique 'tier' system. In tier »
The fifth season has yet to air, but it's not a surprise that HBO wants to keep their most popular and lucrative show, "Game Of Thrones," running. The network has just renegotiated their contracts with the cast to include an option for a seventh season (the show is currently confirmed to run at least through season six), with a pay bump for all involved, though with a clear line in the sand between A-tier and B-tier actors. Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be the highest paid thesps on the show, with Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Maisie Williams on the second rung. A seventh season hasn't been officially given a go-ahead, but barring some kind of disaster, it's likely to happen. [THR] Netflix isn't just making new shows for adults. The streaming »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The stars of HBO's smash series "Game of Thrones" are used to jockeying for power in Westeros, and now they'll be among the highest-paid performers on cable in the real world. The hit show's main stars were only signed on for six seasons, and they've gone through a major contract renegotiation with HBO, including pay raises and an option for season 7. The raises were decided through a "tier system," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Such "A" tier stars as Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) will receive the biggest raises. According to a Deadline report, these folks will soon be making $300,000 per episode. Meanwhile, those in the "B" tier -- including Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) -- will get smaller pay increases, while the rest of the »
- Dave Lewis
Even though the fifth season of Game of Thrones is still months away, the HBO fantasy series is making headlines today for something that happened behind the scenes rather than on screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news, members of the Game of Thrones cast have signed on through Season 7 of the show and, thanks to that, have received “huge raises” for the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons. Reportedly, these raises “will make the cast members among the highest paid on cable TV.” HBO has not yet commented on the report. Now, the next part of this story has potential spoilers for it those who want to remain completely in the dark about who may or may not survive until Season 7. Reportedly, the actors included in this new deal are Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke…
Game of Thrones Cast Receives Big Raises, »
- Chris King
Although we don't know for sure that Game Of Thrones will be renewed for a seventh season, given the show's immense popularity it seems pretty much a certainty. Taking that into account, THR report that the main cast members have renegotiated their contracts and signed on for the next season with a lot of extra coin in their pickets. In fact, according to the site this new deal would make them the highest paid actors on cable TV. Here's how the tiered pay-system works according to their sources: The "A" tier — which includes actors Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) — is paid at the highest level. The "A" tier actors are said to have renegotiated their deals in tandem. The so-called "B" tier — which is said to include co-stars Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Sophie »
HBO's Game of Thrones cast is sticking around for awhile. The network has signed the bulk of the current main cast through a presumed seventh season. The premium network has locked down the acclaimed fantasy hit's cast for another two years, sources say. But according to THR, which first broke the story, the seventh (and presumed final) season came at a high cost. In exchange for agreeing to a seventh season option, the cast received "huge raises" for the currently shooting fifth season, along with the sixth and seventh. The raises "will make the cast members among the highest paid on cable TV. »
- James Hibberd
The fifth season is nearing the end of filming, the earliest plans for the sixth season are being drawn up, but HBO isn't resting on its laurels when it comes to its fantasy drama "Game of Thrones".
The Live Feed reports that the principal actors on the show, who were signed only through six seasons, have completed an extensive renegotiation of their contracts which includes an option for a seventh season. To get them to agree to that option though, HBO has handed out big raises to the cast to be paid not just for the sixth and seventh season but the currently filming fifth one as well.
The five key principals - Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) - renegotiated their deals in tandem and are getting the bumps.
Other regulars - Natalie Dormer »
- Garth Franklin
"Game of Thrones" is one of the most buzzed-about shows in years, and HBO is rewarding the cast of its uber-popular fantasy drama with huge raises -- for most of the actors, anyway.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has just wrapped up "extensive renegotiation" of the contracts of its cast members that will extend through a seventh season of the show. While contracts were originally set to run only through the sixth season, THR writes that in exchange for that extension, "HBO has ponied up huge raises for seasons 5, 6 and the potential season 7 that will make the cast members among the highest paid on cable TV."
"Thrones" has so far only been renewed through season six, though a seventh is highly likely, considering the show's ratings success.
With those raises come some stipulations, though, and HBO has put in place a tiered payment system that rewards more prominent »
- Katie Roberts
Directed by Jeff Preiss
Jazz can be vivacious and alive, but it can also get down real low. It becomes reserved, intimate, raw and wholly adult. Bebop demands a refined ear and a patient listener, and good music challenges you to listen closely and find the blues and pain within.
Low Down is a sharply jazzy, bleak and vital character drama based on the memoir of Amy-Jo Albany and her famous, piano-playing father and jazz musician Joe Albany. It’s less a music biopic and more a coming-of-age story about growing up real fast and learning to face the music all too soon.
Director Jeff Preiss sets Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) up for disappointment right out the gate, with her father (John Hawkes) being arrested for failing to stay clean from his heroin addiction and breaking his parole. She speaks in »
- Brian Welk
Based on Amy-Jo Albany’s memoir about growing up in the care of her gifted but frequently absent musician father, Low Down focuses on what it was like for Amy (Elle Fanning) to turn to the love of her aging grandmother (Glenn Close) while Joe (John Hawkes) struggled as much with his heroin addiction as he did finding gigs. In the years between 1974 and 1976, surrounded by a ragtag bunch of Hollywood outcasts and eccentrics, Amy was witness to heartbreak and tragedy, but still hung onto the love she had for her family. Directed by Jeff Preiss, the film also stars Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Flea. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Elle Fanning talked about why she wanted to do this project, using her imagination to put herself in Amy’s shoes, learning about the jazz music that’s showcased in the film, having to kiss Peter Dinklage, »
- Christina Radish
We have an exclusive Low Down clip to premiere. Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, Low Down examines the complex relationship between jazz pianist Joe Albany (John Hawkes) and his daughter Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning): "Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds." Peter Dinklage plays one of those vagabonds, offering Amy-Jo a tour of his hole-in-the-wall in the clip. Lena Headey, Flea, Caleb Landry Jones, and Glenn Close also star. Low Down opens in New York October 24 and reaches Los Angeles October 31. Watch the clip after the jump. [complextv contentid="IzOTZicTot9F5wpBogVPz7E4A1MuaM4y" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Official synopsis: Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, Low Down is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Groovin’ High: Hawkes Nuanced Performance Elevates Albany Memoir
Despite taking home the best cinematography prize for Christopher Blauvet (who also provided superb camerawork on Kelly Reichardt’s 2013 title Night Moves) after its premiere at Sundance and snagging Elle Fanning a Best Actress award at the Karlovy Film Festival, Low Down is otherwise a rather unremarkable treatment of a slipping down life, bright lights dimmed by the self-induced depravity of drugs and alcohol. Told from the perspective of the teenage daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany, the film is the first time feature from Jeff Preiss, heretofore a music video director (Mariah Carey’s “Emotions”) and a documentary cinematographer. Perhaps this explains why much of the film feels concerned with superficial detailing of a vintage time and era rather than it does as a chapter in a young woman’s life growing up with troubled yet notable parental figures.
In 1974 Hollywood, »
- Nicholas Bell
Daenerys Targaryen's Unsullied army might soon meet its match in the Spaniards. During an open casting call for a “Game of Thrones” battle scene, 86,000 people showed up looking to be extras. The local production company, Fresco Film, even needed to up its server space to accommodate the high number of applications. See photos: 15 Revealing Stills From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and More The HBO series, which predominantly shoots in Northern Ireland and Croatia, has chosen Spain as the setting for the series’ fictional region of Dorne. According to an Entertainment Weekly report, the 15th century Alcázar. »
- Ryan O'Connell
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