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TV Land TV Show Ratings (updated 2/15/17)

15 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Back in its early days, TV Land focused on airing classic TV shows. Then, they started their own scripted comedies starring classic television stars. Now, they've started focusing on producing "edgier" comedies. Is this a good move? Which shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned to follow the ratings.Scripted TV Land shows listed: The Exes, Happily Divorced, Hot in Cleveland, Impastor, Jennifer Falls, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Lopez, Retired at 35, The Soul Man, Teachers, and Younger.Last updated: Most recent ratings for Teachers.Read More… »

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Us Briefs: Shailene Woodley in talks to star in survival drama 'Adrift'

6 February 2017 1:28 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

STXfilms, a division of Stx Entertainment, is in final negotiations to produce and distribute the feature that Baltasar Kormákur will direct through his Rvk Studios.

Shailene Woodley is in talks to star in the survival at sea tale. The rebranded STXinternational will distribute the film in the UK and introduce to buyers at the Efm this week.

Adrift is based on the true story of Tami Oldham who was stranded at sea with her fiancé after the biggest Pacific Ocean hurricane on record.

STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson and Stx International president David Kosse collaborated with Kormákur while at Universal on Everest and Contraband

Fogelson green-lighted Two Guns and Kosse served as executive producer on his most recent Icelandic language film, The Oath.

Miami International Film Festival unveiled four titles that will screen in the Encuentros marketplace: Tigre (Argentina) by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola; Eugenia (Bolivia) by Martin Boulocq; Camocim (Brazil) by Quentin Delaroche; and Los »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jim Gaffigan to Star in Movie Comedy ‘You Can Choose Your Family’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2017 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jim Gaffigan is starring in the movie comedy “You Can Choose Your Family” for Miranda Bailey’s Cold Iron Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

Production will begin in May with Bailey making her feature directing debut. “You Can Choose Your Family” is a project developed in the Imagine/Reliance Big Entertainment Writers’ Lab written by Glen Lakin that was further developed by Bailey. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Karen Kehela Sherwood of Imagine Entertainment and Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron Pictures will produce.

Gaffigan, who will star in Season 3 of FX’s “Fargo,” will play the seemingly normal father of a loving family. However, his home life is hilariously turned upside down when his 17-year-old son discovers that his dad has a second family.

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Bailey directed the upcoming documentary “The Pathological Optimist” and the 2010 documentary “Greenlight,” which premiered at SXSW. Cinematographer Yaron Scharf, »

- Dave McNary

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Gfm Films Berlin-bound with animation 'Duck Duck Goose' starring Stephen Fry

30 January 2017 7:34 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Voice cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Carl Reiner.

China’s Original Force Animation has appointed Gfm Animation and Gfm Films to handle international sales on their first wholly owned animated feature at the Efm.

Original Force Animation co-presidents Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox will present extended footage in Berlin next month.

Home and Surf’s Up producer Christopher Jenkins co-wrote and directs the story about a loner goose that rescues two ducklings and sets off to return them to their flock.

The film is in production in time for an anticipated early 2018 release and features a voice cast that includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Carl Reiner and Stephen Fry.

Rabins and Cox made Tuesday’s announcement with Original Force Animation founder and CEO Harley Zhao. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Gfm Films Berlin-bound with animation 'Duck Duck Goose'

30 January 2017 7:34 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

China’s Original Force Animation has appointed Gfm Animation and Gfm Films to handle international sales on their first wholly owned animated feature at the Efm.

Original Force Animation co-presidents Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox will present extended footage in Berlin next month.

Home and Surf’s Up producer Christopher Jenkins co-wrote and directs the story about a loner goose that rescues two ducklings and sets off to return them to their flock.

The film is in production in time for an anticipated early 2018 release and features a voice cast that includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Carl Reiner and Stephen Fry.

Rabins and Cox made Tuesday’s announcement with Original Force Animation founder and CEO Harley Zhao. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Women’s Marches: Indie Celebrities Tweet Photos and Rallying Cries from Across the Country

21 January 2017 2:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One day after the inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women and men flooded the streets of cities across the globe, marching to show their support for women’s rights.

The marches emphasized the need to protect the rights, safety, health, and freedom of women (and men) around the nation – rights that many fear are in jeopardy with the new Trump administration.

Marches took place in Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and many other cities large and small – including Park City, Utah, were the Sundance Film Festival is taking place.

Big names involved in the Women’s Marches included Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Jane Fonda, Madonna, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janelle Monáe, among many others. They spoke at the events and walked alongside other women and men to protest Donald Trump’s policies.

Read More: Park City Women’s March: Massive Crowd Turns Out to Protest Donald Trump »

- Liz Calvario

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Edward Norton, Bella Thorne and more join The Guardian Brothers

18 January 2017 11:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Weinstein Company has announced that Edward Norton, Bella Thorne, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia and Randall Park have joined the English-language voice cast of the animated film The Guardian Brothers, which was released in China last year under the title The Little Door Gods. The new additions join the previously announced Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Mel Brooks and Zendaya.

Directed by Gary Wang, The Guardian Brothers “follows a Chinese family in danger of losing its family owned business – a wonton soup shop that’s been passed down generation after generation for hundreds of years. When the family’s grandmother passes away, the restaurant is left in the hands of a little girl named Raindrop (Zendaya) and her mother (Kidman). Millions of miles away in the Spirit World, we meet The Guardians – who have watched over and protected the humans on Earth for centuries. Times are tough up in the Spirit »

- Gary Collinson

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TWC’s Animation Redo The Guardian Brothers Adds Bella Thorne And Edward Norton

17 January 2017 2:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Weinstein Company’s animated redo of The Guardian Brothers has filled out its voice cast with Bella Thorne, Edward NortonJim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia and Randall Park. That talented quintet now joins the previously announced Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks and Nicole Kidman in the voice booth, according to Deadline.

Initially hatched as a Chinese animation titled The Little Door Gods, TWC landed international rights to the original movie in May of last year – barring China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau – and now plans to re-release the picture replete with English voice acting. Gary Wang is the writer-director behind the original release, who welcomed today’s casting announcement as so: “It’s thrilling and surreal to see the characters come alive again, changed and yet the same. We hope the audience around the world would enjoy the movie.”

Steeped in rich fantasy, The Little Door Gods follows a “Chinese family »

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Ed Norton, Bella Thorne & More Join Meryl Streep To Voice TWC’s ‘Guardian Brothers’

17 January 2017 9:51 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In May last year, The Weinstein Co acquired most worldwide rights to The Guardian Brothers, the Chinese animated film it is re-voicing in English. Now joining the previously set cast of Meryl Streep, Mel Brroks and Nicole Kidman are Edward Norton, Jim Gaffigan, Bella Thorne, Mike Birbiglia and Randall Park. The film was released in China by Alibaba Pictures in January of 2016 under the original title, Little Door Gods, landing in the Top 10 of the international chart that… »

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Edward Norton, Bella Thorne Join Meryl Streep in Animated Film ‘The Guardian Brothers’

17 January 2017 9:17 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Edward Norton, Bella Thorne and Jim Gaffigan have joined Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman in the animated feature, “The Guardian Brothers,” The Weinstein Company announced Tuesday. The movie also stars Mel Brooks, Mike Birbiglia and Randall Park. Zendaya was previously attached to the project. “The Guardian Brothers” is about a Chinese family on the verge of losing their family business, a wonton soup shop. When the family’s grandmother passes away, the restaurant is left in the hands of Raindrop (Thorne) and her mother (Kidman.) But millions of miles away, The Guardians have been looking over humans for centuries. Also Read: Meryl Streep, »

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Edward Norton, Bella Thorne, Jim Gaffigan Join Animated 'Guardian Brothers'

17 January 2017 9:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Edward Norton, Bella Thorne, Jim GaffiganMike Birbiglia and Randall Park are joining The Weinstein Co.'s The Guardian Brothers.

The actors join the previously announced voice cast of Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks and Nicole Kidman in the U.S. version of the animated movie. Initially distributed in China by Alibaba Pictures in early 2016 (under the original title The Little Door Gods), the film is being re-voiced in English by TWC.

Michael Lappin is the executive in charge of production at The Weinstein Company. TWC acquired worldwide rights, with the exception of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, for the film.

The original movie follows the comedic adventures of »

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Ashley Williams Announces She’s Expecting Baby No. 2 in Hilarious Tweet

15 January 2017 9:28 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Congratulations are in order for actress Ashley Williams, who announced she’s expecting her second child!

The Jim Gaffigan Show star shared a funny tweet on Saturday, telling her followers that she and her husband Neal Dodson will welcome their second baby together. The couple already have one son, Gus Williams, who turned 2 last October.

“Exciting news! Gus asked for a pony but he’s getting a baby brother instead. Smaller poops. #babydodsonsequel #comingspring2017,” Williams joked in a tweet announcing her pregnancy.

Williams debuted her bump alongside her sister, actress Kimberly Williams Paisley, at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies »

- Blake Bakkila

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