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Teen Angst and Murder Can Sometimes Be Awesome(ness)

Today AwesomenessTV premiered Runaways, the teen and tween-oriented YouTube channel’s first original scripted web series. It’s a seven-episode “whodunnit” murder mystery with a healthy dose of high school romance and teenage angst, played out by a ridiculously good looking cast. No surprise, the team behind Runaways has a heck of a Hollywood pedigree with just that subject matter and those kind of subjects. The series’ executive producers Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Clark Mathis and Beth Szymkowski-Mathis are behind the traditional television hits with ridiculously good looking casts and portrayals of high school romance and teenage angst Smallville and One Tree Hill. In episode one of Runaways, we find out trust fund baby Kaylee (Karalynn Dunton) and her Danbury Prep resident bad boy of a boyfriend “from a nothing family...with a pony in his pants” Mason (Grant Harvey), have gone missing. The police head to the stereotypically stuffy
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Grimm Ep 1.10, “Organ Grinder”: Grimm gets grimmer

A homeless teenager is found dead with most of his blood missing. Other street kids have also disappeared and Nick suspects they’ve fallen prey to one of the Grimm world’s least attractive inhabitants: the Geiers.

Grimm Review, Season 1, Episode 12: “Organ Grinder”

Written by Akela Cooper and Spiro Skentzos

Directed by Clark Mathis

Airs Fridays at 9pm (Et) on NBC

Grimm works best for me when it steers clear of whimsy (I can get enough of it to rot my teeth from Once Upon A Time) and concentrates on the dark side of fairy stories. If we imagine whimsy as a tank full of custard and Jello, then in the last episode, Grimm didn’t dip a toe into the mixture- it fell in head first to emerge, fifty minutes later, slimy and dripping.

A message to the writers: never ever base another episode on a mouse with psychological problems.
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Grimm Ep. 1.06, “The Three Bad Wolves”: Delving into Monroe’s past puts series back on track

Monroe becomes involved in a bitter family feud when a fellow Blutbad’s house is destroyed in an explosion. An old flame of his returns and Nick has to use his skills as a Grimm to prevent more bloodshed.

Grimm Season 1 Episode 6, “The Three Bad Wolves”

Written by Naran Shankar and Sarah Goldfinger

Directed by Clark Mathis

Airs Fridays 9pm on NBC

After “Danse Macabre” being something of a disappointment, it’s nice to see Grimm back on form with this episode devoted to a retelling of The Three Little Pigs. This time around, the pigs have decided that the wolves richly deserve some payback. As the building safety experts of the Grimm world, all a vengeful Bauerschwein has to do is sabotage a gas pipe and…kaboom!…he can blow a Blutbad’s house down, whatever that sucker happens to be built from. The Blutbad in question, Hap, needs
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Advance-Screening Chicago Passes to NBC’s ‘Grimm’

Chicago – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the special sneak screening of the premiere episode of NBC’s “Grimm,” which is inspired by the fairy tales! The show premieres publicly on NBC on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. Cst.

Grimm” stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee and Claire Coffee. The show is executive produced by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt. The pilot is directed by Marc Buckland. Other producers include Steve Oster and Stephen Welke. The show is written by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening for “Grimm” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.
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Fifteen have shot at ASC trophies

Fifteen cinematographers have been nominated in three television categories for the American Society of Cinematographers' 19th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Nathan Hope and Chris Manley, cinematographers for the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: NY, respectively, earned noms for excellence in episodic television. They join David Boyd, who drew an ace with HBO's Deadwood for the "Deepwater" episode; Thomas Del Ruth, tapped for the "Gaza" episode of NBC's The West Wing; and Alik Sakharov for The Sopranos' "Long Term Parking" episode. ABC scored three nominations in the network movie/miniseries/pilot category with nominees Michael Goi for Judas, Larry Fong for the Lost pilot and Kramer Morgenthau for The Five People You Meet in Heaven. They join NBC cinematographers Jonathan Freeman for Homeland Security and Clark Mathis for the Medical Investigation pilot.

Daly, Mathis team to helm indie 'Bereft'

Daly, Mathis team to helm indie 'Bereft'
Actor Tim Daly is teaming with cinematographer Clark Mathis to co-direct the indie feature Bereft, with Vinessa Shaw of Eyes Wide Shut fame in the lead role. Daly also has taken a role in the project alongside Tim Blake Nelson, Michael C. Hall, Marsha Mason and Edward Herrmann. Shooting is under way in Vermont. Based on a screenplay by Peter Ferland, the project stars Shaw as Molly, a young Vermont widow haunted by the memory of her husband, who died at a young age. Mason plays Molly's mother, with Herrmann playing her father. Nelson and Hall play potential love interests of Molly's, while Daly stars as the uncle of Nelson's character.

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