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On the heels of the runaway success of its hip-hop soap Empire, Imagine TV is developing a soapy family drama set in another community with a vibrant music backdrop: the Cuban exiles in Miami. NBC has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled drama from Imagine, How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman and The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel. 20th Century Fox Television, where Imagine TV is based, is the studio. Written by Edelman and to be directed by… »
Congratulations to Jules O'Dwyer and her loveable border collie Matisse who won Britain's Got Talent last night (May 31). We must admit we came over a tad teary-eyed when Matisse's three-legged collie companion Skippy made his debut in their final act.
Last night's final prompted us to look back at all eight winners from the ITV talent show to see how they faired after their victories.
From Collabro to Pudsey the dog - which acts have had the most success post-bgt? Here's our ranking below:
1. Paul Potts
Paul Potts stunned the judges, audience and viewers of Bgt alike with his breathtaking rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' on the ITV talent show's first run in 2007. His audition became a YouTube sensation and was later confirmed as the fourth most viewed YouTube video in the UK.
Following his transition from Carphone Warehouse salesman to Bgt winner, Potts released his debut album One Chance »
The overall also allows Tropper to grow his production company Tropper Ink with projects for both HBO and Cinemax. He will continue to create, write and executive produce shows, but will also supervise and executive produce projects with other writers and directors.
Tropper’s plate has been full lately. In addition to writing an episode of Terence Winter’s untitled rock ‘n roll project for HBO, he and director Greg Yaitanes recently sold the one-hour drama “American Body Plant” to Cinemax. The two will exec produce the project, which was created by and will be written by Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner.
Tropper is »
- Whitney Friedlander
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is set to become a Broadway musical.
The popular David Frankel-directed film – which starred Anne Hathaway as an aspiring journalist working as the assistant to a high-fashion magazine editor, played by Meryl Streep – will be adapted into a musical by Kevin McCollum, the producer behind the ‘Rent’ stage show.
The Tony Award-winning producer – whose Broadway credits also include ‘Something Rotten!’ and ‘Hand to God” – entered into a deal with Twentieth Century Fox in 2013 to turn their blockbuster films into musicals.
The cast of the musical has still to be confirmed, but members of the original cast have previously suggested they’d be happy to return for a movie sequel and have also been linked to the much-discussed stage production. »
- The Hollywood News
It is a momentous day for Sex and the City fans around the world as Sarah Jessica Parker celebrates her 50th birthday. While the role of Carrie Bradshaw made Sarah a fashion icon and a superstar, she has starred in a wide variety of films and television shows over four decades. Parker began her career as a child star on the stage in Annie, and has gone on to become an enduring fixture in pop culture.
Her movie career was launched with supporting roles in '80s teen comedies Footloose and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, but soon she grew into a leading lady with memorable roles in a string of early 1990s comedies. Parker might be best known for romantic comedies these days, but over the last 30 years she's impressed critics in roles as diverse a mystical witch, an egotistical talkshow host and the embodiment of a single woman of the 2000s. »
Paris–Pan-European super indie Wild Bunch is kicking off its digital distribution company with Mikkel Nørgaard’s hit ‘Nordic Noir’ thriller “The Keeper of Lost Causes,” based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling Department Q literary franchise.
“The Keeper of Lost Causes,” whose Gallic title is “Misericorde,” will roll out on March 27 across most digital platforms – Club Video Sfr, FilmoTV, Google Play, iTunes, MyTF1 VOD, Orange, Pluzz Vad, Videofuture and Wuaki.TV. The movie will be available on every ISP operators — Bouygues, Free, Numéricable, Orange and Sfr — in order to cover about 80 percent of French households.
Wild Bunch will then release Norgaard’s “The Absent One,” (pictured above) the second opus based Adler-Olsen’s Department Q novels, in French theaters on April 8.
Repped in international markets by TrustNordisk, both “The Keeper of Lost Causes” and “The Absent One” were Denmark’s highest-grossing local films of 2013 and 2014, respectively. Alder-Olsen’s Department Q »
- Elsa Keslassy
Ferguson has been cast to lead ABC’s scripted comedy pilot “The King of 7B,” Variety has confirmed.
The 30-minute laffer follows an agoraphobic recluse, Prentiss Porter, played by Ferguson, who ventures outside for the first time in 20 years, only to find his potential soulmate moving into the building across the street. The ensemble rounds out with the previously cast Carla Jiminez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
The project marks the return to primetime for the Scottish-born comedian, who starred in “The Drew Carey Show” for eight years before his latenight break. Since, he’s appeared on “Web Therapy,” “Hot in Cleveland,” portrayed himself on “Family Guy” and lent his voice to “Futurama” and “Archer,” among other animated series. Ferguson »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
With his Late Late Show stint over, Craig Ferguson is returning to acting with a starring role in ABC's single-camera comedy pilot The King Of 7B. The ensemble project, written by Howard Franklin and directed by David Frankel, focuses on Prentiss Porter (Ferguson), an agoraphobic recluse who ventures outside for the first time in 11 years when he spies what could be his soulmate moving into the building across the street. Ben Karlin — who, like Ferguson, has extensive… »
The ensemble comedy follows an agoraphobic recluse, Prentiss Porter, who ventures outside for the first time in 20 years, only to find his potential soulmate moving into the building across the street.
Karlin, whose credits also include “The Colbert Report” and “Modern Family,” will also serve as an exec producer. Frankel penned the “Entourage” pilot and directed features “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Marley and Me.” He won an Emmy for his work on “Band of Brothers.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Wme is handling U.S. rights.
Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L. Blanc are producing through the Community, and David Frankel is exec producing. Xavier Manrique is making his feature film directorial debut from a script by newcomer Nicholas Schutt.
Principal photography on the project is slated to begin in February.
Fernandez will play a first-time novelist who returns to New York City unannounced ready to reclaim his lost love, played by Benson, who is engaged to be married. Noth and Parker will play the parents of Fernandez’s character.
Parker is repped by Wme, Noth by the Gersh Agency and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, Benson by CAA and Lbi Entertainment, »
- Dave McNary
Chronically Metropolitan is set to begin shooting in February and tells of a novellist in New York who enlists his sister and drug dealer best friend to help him win back his lost love.
Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films handles international sales and Wme Global represents Us rights.
“We want to make films that the studios have abandoned in lieu of tentpoles,” said The Community co-head O’Brien. “Chronically Metropolitan is incredibly smart and full of depth, all while being commercially viable and accessible to large audiences.”
“Producer Jamin O’Brien has assembled a strong cast anchored »
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11 items from 2015
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