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John Pierson’s ‘Split Screen’: FilmStruck Announces New Streaming Home For Seminal Television Series

John Pierson’s ‘Split Screen’: FilmStruck Announces New Streaming Home For Seminal Television Series
For two years back in the late nineties and early aughts, producer, author and all-around film lover John Pierson hit the road alongside his own group of fellow cinephiles to explore the filmmaking scene in a variety of venues and with a ton of exciting guests.

The venture resulted in his beloved television series “Split Screen,” which introduced movie buffs to all manner of filmmakers and their creations over the course of 60-plus episodes. “Split Screen” was IFCtv’s signature series from 1997-2000, boasting such guests as Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Mary Harron, Katherine Dieckmann and many, many more.

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While the series has long been available online in bits and pieces, it’s now bound for a brand new internet home, where it will be available in all its wild glory,
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Why This Man's Excess Skin Is Still Holding Him Back After Dropping 400 Lbs. and Overcoming Severe Alcohol Abuse

Why This Man's Excess Skin Is Still Holding Him Back After Dropping 400 Lbs. and Overcoming Severe Alcohol Abuse
Brian Flemming triumphed over his deadly habits – alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, depression, and unhealthy eating – to lose almost 400 lbs., but with folds of excess skin, he still wasn't happy.

"I've put it so much work to be fit, but the skin is still there, and it really frustrates me," Flemming says in this exclusive clip from Wednesday's episode of Skin Tight. "It holds me back and it controls my life. I need to have it removed and I can't wait to get rid of it."

Flemming, 33, is healthy now, but it was a long journey to get there. Six years ago,
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Why This Man's Excess Skin Is Still Holding Him Back After Dropping 400 Lbs. and Overcoming Severe Alcohol Abuse

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Why This Man's Excess Skin Is Still Holding Him Back After Dropping 400 Lbs. and Overcoming Severe Alcohol Abuse
Brian Flemming triumphed over his deadly habits - alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, depression, and unhealthy eating - to lose almost 400 lbs., but with folds of excess skin, he still wasn't happy. "I've put it so much work to be fit, but the skin is still there, and it really frustrates me," Flemming says in this exclusive clip from Wednesday's episode of Skin Tight. "It holds me back and it controls my life. I need to have it removed and I can't wait to get rid of it." Flemming is healthy now, but it was a long journey to get there. Six years ago,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Why This Man's Excess Skin Is Still Holding Him Back After Dropping 400 Lbs. and Overcoming Severe Alcohol Abuse

  • PEOPLE.com
Why This Man's Excess Skin Is Still Holding Him Back After Dropping 400 Lbs. and Overcoming Severe Alcohol Abuse
Brian Flemming triumphed over his deadly habits - alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, depression, and unhealthy eating - to lose almost 400 lbs., but with folds of excess skin, he still wasn't happy. "I've put it so much work to be fit, but the skin is still there, and it really frustrates me," Flemming says in this exclusive clip from Wednesday's episode of Skin Tight. "It holds me back and it controls my life. I need to have it removed and I can't wait to get rid of it." Flemming is healthy now, but it was a long journey to get there. Six years ago,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Bww Interview: Laurence O'Keefe Talks the Future of Harvard's Revised Bat Boy; Will It Fly Back to NYC?

The Office for the Arts at Harvard recently announced that its upcoming undergraduate production of the cult hit Bat Boy The Musical will debut new scenes and songs by the show's original writers. Composerlyricist and Harvard alum Laurence O'Keefe and bookwriters Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming have been holding writing sessions and workshops at Harvard, working directly with the undergraduate cast and crew to develop the new material.Bat Boy is the story of a feral half-bathalf-boy, originally invented by the Weekly World News supermarket tabloid. The musical comedy's premiere Off-Broadway in 2001 garnered rave reviews and the show has received hundreds of productions worldwide, but the three writers have nonetheless continued to work on the show.O'Keefe recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about revisiting the project and his intentions for the show at Harvard and beyond. Check out the full interview below
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Harvard's Bat Boy to Feature New Material by Creators Laurence O'Keefe, Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming

The Office for the Arts at Harvard has announced that its upcoming undergraduate production of the cult hit Bat Boy The Musical will debut new scenes and songs by the show's original writers. Composerlyricist and Harvard alum Laurence O'Keefe and bookwriters Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming have been holding writing sessions and workshops at Harvard, working directly with the undergraduate cast and crew to develop the new material.
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Top 10 Musicals That Should Be Made Into Movies

There are two upcoming movie musicals that, for a long time, I've wanted to make into motion pictures, should someone with money be willing to give me the funds to make them -- Into The Woods and The Last 5 Years. I'm both nervous and excited to see how directors Rob Marshall and Richard Lagravenese, respectfully, have interpreted the material I hold so close to my heart. I am especially nervous for Into The Woods, given Marshall's less than impressive track record. If someone is going to screw up something I cherish, it should be me. Of course, there are far more than two musicals I have a deep connection to. Some have already been made into films, like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, but there is a vast collection of musicals I have thought could make fantastic films, but have never been made.
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Stl Horror: ‘Bat Boy’ Takes Flight on Stage

In honor of Halloween and the many fantastic events that are happening around St. Louis this week, we here at Destroy the Brain will be spotlighting a different Halloween themed event every day this week. St. Louis is a city that loves the haunting holiday, and what is better than joining in in the fun by partaking in one of these horror themed happenings.

The subject of persecution and nonacceptance of a “stranger” entering a new community has been tackled in film, books, and stage productions for years. Though many of these stories sometimes fall to the side of melodrama, a few stand out as touching accounts that reflect our own society. Thankfully, Bat Boy: The Musical, a story by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, is able to touch on these complex issues while also infusing some effective humor. If the name
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For 'inFamous 2,' Cole Gets A New Look, Weapon, Voice

After the trailer for “inFamous 2” was recently released, fans of the franchise immediately wanted to hear more details on what's in store for Cole MacGrath. I recently had the opportunity to watch some gameplay and speak with representatives from developer Sucker Punch about where the series is headed next.

The demo shown at a recent E3 session took place in the same French Quarter-inspired setting shown in the debut trailer. While the game's new location obviously evokes the feeling of New Orleans, it is actually called New Marais. “inFamous 2” Game Director, Nate Fox, explained why the development team decided to move Cole south.

“My father grew up [in New Orleans],” said Fox, “He made the town sound larger than life, full of overpowering beauty and scary stuff in dark alleys. What better setting for a superhero story?”

When the demo opened, citizens had gathered at a hate rally, protesting the recent influx of non-humans into New Marais.
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Gltf Announces Exciting Shows Of 2009-2010 Season

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival (Gltf), announced plans for the company's ambitious forty-eighth season to Festival Members earlier this week. Scheduled to run from September through May, Gltf's 2009-10 season will feature a Fall Repertory, the Festival's annual holiday classic and a Spring Repertory. In the fall (September 24-November 1, 2009), the Festival will present Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning solve-it-yourself musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood) in rotating repertory with Shakespeare's enchanting comedy, Twelfth Night. Gltf's annual production of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (December 4-December 23, 2009), originally adapted and directed by Gerald Freedman, will mark the midpoint of the Festival's 48th season. Gltf will round out its 2009-10 season with a Spring Repertory (April 8-May 16, 2010) by pairing Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming's outrageous Off-Broadway hit Bat Boy: The Musical with Shakespeare's magical masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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