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BAMcinématek to honour Sam Shepard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-09-14 17:11:47

BAMcinématek pays screen tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright - True West: Sam Shepard on Film Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Sam Shepard, who died on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73, will be honored by BAMcinématek in New York with True West: Sam Shepard on Film.

Wim Wenders' Don’t Come Knocking and Paris, Texas (BAFTA Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Shepard); Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar nomination for Shepard's portrayal of Chuck Yeager); Graeme Clifford's Frances; Daniel Petrie's Resurrection; Terrence Malick's Days Of Heaven; Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, co-written by Shepard; Robert Altman's adaptation of Fool For Love; Robert Frank's Me And My Brother (text by Shepard, poems by Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky); Shirley Clarke's video of Shepard's Tongues performed by Joseph Chaikin, and Far North, directed by Sam Shepard will be screened.
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Stan Lee Celebrates a Marvelous Career in Comics and Film

Stan Lee Celebrates a Marvelous Career in Comics and Film
Stan Lee, legendary comic writer and co-creator of iconic Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, is a spry 94 years old, and he’s still trying to outdo himself career-wise. (Sadly, Lee’s wife, Joan, passed away July 6 at the age of 93.) He arrives to work every day at the Los Angeles offices of Pow! Entertainment, where he continues to generate ideas for cutting-edge films and television projects, including the popular U.K. sci-fi crime series “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man,” starring James Nesbitt and Eve Best.

“I might come up with a new character who is more popular than the ones I’ve already done, or I might want to come up with a whole new kind of entertainment,” says Lee, whose hand and footprints will be captured in cement in front of the Tcl Chinese Theatre on July 18. It is an event paid for and sponsored by the fan-funded media
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Horror Highlights: Phantasm: Ravager on Shudder, Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Piff After Dark, Slasher.Com, Atomica, The Eyes, A Haunting At Silver Falls II

The latest horror flick filled with immense badassery to be added to Shudder's library is the fifth sequel in the Phantasm franchise, Phantasm: Ravager. Also in today's Highlights: details on the Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Portland International Film Festival's After Dark program, release details for Slasher.com and The Eyes, a new poster for Atomica, and production news and photos for A Haunting at Silver Falls II.

Phantasm: Ravager Comes to Shudder: "Joining Shudder is Phantasm: Ravager- the final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.

In addition to Phantasm: Ravager, streaming exclusively on Shudder is the remaster of Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic Phantasm, as well as its sequels Phantasm III and Phantasm IV.

Phantasm was recently restored by J.J. AbramsBad Robot and Coscarelli, and given both a new 4K remaster and a 5.1 surround sound mix, which will be the version presented exclusively on Shudder."

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Clive Barker Reel
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‘Millenium’ Series Director Daniel Alfredson Boards Swedish ‘Intrigo’ Trilogy

‘Millenium’ Series Director Daniel Alfredson Boards Swedish ‘Intrigo’ Trilogy
Enderby Entertainment, aiming to replicate Sweden’s “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, has signed Daniel Alfredson direct three movies based on Hakan Nesser’s upcoming “Intrigo” trilogy of novels.

Enderby will co-produce and finance the three films along with Germany’s The Amazing Film Company and Umedia. Alfredson will direct the “Intrigo” films from scripts he’s co-writing with Ditta Bongenhelm.

Alfredson directed Noomi Rapace in the second and third films in the “Millenium Series” trilogy — “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” in 2009. Sony released a remake of the first film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” starring Rooney Mara, in 2011.

The films will be produced by Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott from The Amazing Film Company. Daniel Petrie, Jr. is executive producing.

Production is currently set for early next year in Europe. UTA
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Enderby snaps up rights to 'Intrigo' novel trilogy

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Enderby snaps up rights to 'Intrigo' novel trilogy
Swedish writer Hakan Nesser’s Nordic Noir books have sold more than 20million copies worldwide and will be published in English and additional languages in 2017.

Los Angeles-based Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and Thomas Peter Friedl are producing the Intrigo features alongside Uwe Schott from Germany’s The Amazing Film Company.

Production is set for early 2017 in Europe. The Amazing Film Company and Umedia will co-produce and finance and UTA Independent Film Group represents North American rights. Daniel Petrie, Jr. serves as executive producer.

Daniel Alfredson, whose credits include The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, will direct the English-language Intrigo trilogy, which comprises Death Of An Author, Dear Agnes and Samaria.

The stories take place in an unspecified northern European country and deal with the themes of escape, guilt, revenge and atonement. Alfredson will adapt the material with Ditta Bongenhelm.

“I was immediately captured by Hakan Nesser’s work
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Horror Highlights: Wolf Creek Screamfest Screening, Redwood, The Similars, Blood in the Snow 2016, A Haunting At Silver Falls II

Live in Los Angeles and want a little Mick Taylor in your life? Pop TV presents a two-episode screening of the Wolf Creek series at this year's Screamfest on Wednesday, October 19th. Also: Redwood details, trailer, and poster, a new trailer for The Similars, Blood in the Snow 2016 lineup revealed, and A Haunting at Silver Falls II production news.

Wolf Creek Screamfest Screening Details: Press Release: "Pop and Screamfest invite horror fans across Los Angeles out for a night of mayhem and murder with Wolf Creek’s infamous crazed killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) at Screamfest 2016 on Wednesday, October 19th. Get your free tickets here while supplies last. More details below!

What: A special two-episode screening of Pop’s television event and primetime limited series “WolfCreek.” A pre-screening reception will include specialty cocktails, fan photos, and trivia hosted by journalist (Blumhouse.com, ComingSoon.net) and author (Curious Goods: Behind the
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Boys in the Trees takes out Best Narrative Feature at Austin Film Festival

Boys in the Trees.

Nicholas Verso.s Boys in the Trees has won the award for Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival. "I first attended the Austin Film Festival back in 2013 to attend the Writers Conference clutching my own script, desperately wanting to turn it into a film,. said Verso on accepting the award. .So it was incredibly exciting to return to Austin, not just for the Us premiere but to also receive this award.. Being acknowledged among their industry greats and emerging talents that have given me so much inspiration is truly an honour. .I especially wanted to thank John August and Craig Mazin at Scriptnotes for their wise tips and wisecracks at my accent as well as Rick Dugdale and Dan Petrie Jnr at Enderby Entertainment for their ongoing support and introducing me to this festival.. . The film.s producer, Mushroom Pictures. John Molloy said the
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Cobra at 30: saluting a Stallone 80s action treat

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Was there ever a better 80s' tagline that 'Crime is a disease. Meet the cure'? Join us in celebrating the 30th birthday of Cobra...

This article contains spoilers for Cobra. We suspect we're the only website to have written those words in recent times....

Had Sylvester Stallone had his way, the now cult classic Beverly Hills Cop would have been a much different film. Before Eddie Murphy was cast in the role that would define his acting career, the part of Axel Foley was offered to Sly. Yet the Italian Stallion had other ideas in mind for what he wanted the film to be, so he took it upon himself to rewrite the script, moulding it to suit his strengths as a white-knuckled mortal terminator. As screenwriter Daniel Petrie Jr told us last year, whilst it was "considered a coup to have written a script to attract
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Freddy Krueger Is Hosting El Rey's Valentine's Day Horror Marathon

Freddy Krueger Is Hosting El Rey's Valentine's Day Horror Marathon
Join El Rey Network and Freddy Krueger for the third annual "Rip Your Heart Out" Valentine's Day Marathon. This year will bring you and your Dream Warrior closer together with five of the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street films as well as episodes from the iconic 1988 series Freddy's Nightmares. The marathon will begin with the episode Black Tickets on Saturday, February 13th at 6Am Et/Pt and will conclude with A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child on Monday, February 15th at 2Am Et/Pt.

The entire weekend will be hosted by the star of the franchise - Robert Englund. Englund's portrayal of Freddy Krueger blasted him into the pop culture vernacular as heir apparent to the horror icons of the past, destined to stand alongside Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera and Boris Karloff's monster in Frankenstein.

After five years of success in regional theater Robert Englund.
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‘Meet the Raisins’ Writer Arthur Sellers Honored by Writers Guild

Comedy-variety television veteran and screenwriter Arthur Sellers has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his guild service.

Sellers will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

He earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the 1988 animated TV special “Meet the Raisins!” Sellers’ screenwriting credits include “Modern Problems” and the 1999 action-thriller “The Vivero Letter.”

“Arthur has given countless hours of time, sat in more meetings than anyone can count, in service of improving not his own lot, but the lot of all of us – and he’s done it with intelligence, with wit, with unceasing good cheer,” said WGA West president Howard A. Rodman. “He’s a living embodiment of generosity of spirit.”

In addition to serving on the WGA West’s board from
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‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members

‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members
Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.

The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.

The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.

The “Annie Hall” screenplay won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1977. Allen had six other scripts on the list — “Sleeper,” “Bananas,” “Take the Money and Run,
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Turner & Hooch: how it got the ending it did

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Exclusive: the co-writer and producer of Turner & Hooch explains how it got its infamous ending.

This article contains major spoilers for Turner & Hooch

If you've not seen Turner & Hooch, don't scroll below our spoiler squirrel. Once you're past the picture, we start talking about the ending of the film...

Arriving a couple of months after K-9 at the Us box office was the Tom Hanks-headlined Turner & Hooch. You know the one: Hanks gets paired, reluctantly, with a slobbering dog. Comedy ensues.

Well, almost.

Unlike K-9, Turner & Hooch comes with a harsh ending where the dog in question - that'd be Hooch - bites the bullet. In what's ostensibly a Disney family comedy.

So then: what happened.

Daniel Petrie Jr, one of the writers and producers of the film, told us that "we all did" when we asked him who killed the dog. That is, the filmmakers wanted that ending.
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Daniel Petrie Jr interview: Toy Soldiers, Dawn Patrol, Turner & Hooch

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From writing Beverly Hills Cop to directing Toy Soldiers and Dawn Patrol, we have a chat with writer/producer/director Daniel Petrie Jr.

Daniel Petrie Jr comes from a family with movies in its blood.

His father, Daniel Petrie Sr, directed films such as Resurrection, Cocoon: The Return and A Raisin In The Sun. His mother, Dorothea, produced movies, wrote novels and acted. And then his brother, Donald Petrie, directed Cocoon: The Return, Miss Congeniality and Grumpy Old Men.

Yet Daniel Petrie Jr is just as busy. His screenplays include Turner & Hooch and Beverly Hills Cop (for which he earned an Academy Award nomination), whilst his directorial debut was the much-loved (by us especially) Toy Soldiers.

As his new film as director, Dawn Patrol (starring Scott Eastwood) lands on DVD, he spared us some time for a chat about his career. Starting with what he's up to right now.
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David Ansen named Psiff lead programmer

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The former Newsweek film critic recently served as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and joins the Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff), set to run from January 1-11 2016.

As lead programmer Ansen will work with a team of six programmers under the direction of festival artistic director Helen du Toit.

He will be responsible for acquiring films from distributors and sales agents and will be a key member of the selection committee for films submitted to the festival from a wide variety of sources.

“I’m thrilled to have someone with David’s vast scope and depth of knowledge about film join us as a key member of the Psiff programming team,” said festival director Darryl Macdonald.

“His taste in films has always been impeccable, ranging from the discovery of unheralded works from gifted new international directors to a singular appreciation of films from seasoned filmmakers working in the major studio millieux.”

“As a longtime
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Industry Vets Join Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Faculty

Industry Vets Join Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Faculty
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has hired six industry veterans to join the faculty for the fall 2015 semester.

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, screenwriter Rachel Goldberg, producer and director Daniel Petrie Jr., director Donald Petrie, former New Line Cinema and Relativity marketing head Russell Schwartz, and Castle Rock Entertainment co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer Martin Shafer will all be joining the faculty.

“Bringing these Hollywood influentials into the classroom gives our students the chance to learn firsthand what’s happening in the business today,” says Dodge College Dean Robert Bassett. “At the same time, by sharing their time and expertise, these Hollywood faculty are invigorated by interacting with the next generation of young filmmakers. It is definitely a two-way exchange.”

Daniel Petrie will be teaching two screenwriting classes, while Donald Petrie will be teaching three directing classes. Isaacs will
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Report to the Commissioner | Blu-ray Review

Another forgotten gem from the mid-1970s receiving a new Blu-ray treatment is 1975’s Report to the Commissioner, a textured police procedural examining changing social mores and the generalized internal corruptions we’re used to in these scenarios, resulting in tragic circumstances thanks to the sincere ignorance of its protagonist. Yaphet Kotto, a regular supporting player in a number of Blaxploitation features from the decade, is a standout as a weary, sympathetic detective numbed by the machinations of law enforcement. It’s a greatly overlooked title of the era, featuring a variety of recognizable names in early roles as street hoods, and based on a novel by James Mills (The Panic in Needle Park, 1971), adapted for the screen by Abby Mann (Judgment at Nuremberg, 1961) and Ernest Tidyman (Shaft; The French Connection, both 1971). Though its narrative is, at times, a bit rough around the edges, this deliberately paced thriller features rich characterizations and excellent chase sequences.
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Enderby Ent Whips Up ‘The Storm’ Under New Production Fund – Berlin

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Exclusive: La-based indie Enderby Entertainment has set a new production fund to finance two to four projects annually from various domestic and international partners with budgets of up to $15M. The first to be greenlit is Texas-set thriller The Storm. Nelson McCormick (The Stepfather, Prom Night) is directing from a script by Josh Campbell. Enderby partner Rick Dugdale will produce with Peter Toumasis; Enderby’s Daniel Petrie Jr (Beverly Hills Cop) is executive producing. Slated to shoot later this year, the film takes place in the midst of Texas storm season as a cold-blooded criminal seeks revenge on the small town sheriff who sent him to prison a decade earlier. With the sheriff mortally wounded, only an inexperienced deputy is left to protect the locals who are caught in the crossfire after a tornado rips through the town, cutting it off from the outside world.

“We are excited to start financing new projects at Enderby,
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Writers Guild Honors ‘Army Wives’ Exec Producer Jeff Melvoin

Writers Guild Honors ‘Army Wives’ Exec Producer Jeff Melvoin
The Writers Guild of America West has named Jeff Melvoin (“Army Wives,” “Northern Exposure”) as the recipient of its Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his longtime guild service.

Melvoin is set to receive the award at the guild’s West Coast ceremony on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“The breadth and depth of Jeff Melvoin’s contribution to the Wgaw over the past dozen years has few equals,” said WGA West president Chris Keyser. “Though it is by no means his only legacy, the Showrunner Training Program is the rightful pride of this guild.”

Melvoin has been co-founder and chair of the guild’s Showrunner Training Program from its inception in 2005 in partnership with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

Melvoin’s executive producer credits include “In Justice,” “Alias,” “Going to California” and “Picket Fences.” He also served as supervising producer of “Northern Exposure,
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Daniel Petrie Jr's 'Dawn Patrol' to Premiere at the Austin Film Festival

Daniel Petrie Jr..'s film "Dawn Patrol" tells the story of a surfer-turned-Marine (Scott Eastwood) held at gun point tells his tragic story of ‘revenge gone wrong’ to stall his execution.The film will premiere on October 25th at the Austin Film Festival.

With the screenplay originating out of Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition,”Dawn Patrol” was acquired by Daniel Petrie Jr. and Rick Dugdale at Enderby Entertainment. The story will make its way back to Texas this October for its World Premiere

Julie Carmen describes her character in “Dawn Patrol” as,“Every woman who loses a child to violence.”She calls the film,“A West Side Story set among the turf and surf wars of 'locals only' beaches.”Scott Eastwood and Julie Carmen tell their stories from parallel perspectives.Julie says,“it feels like ‘Rashomon’-the way we co-narrate the twists and turns of this complex, contemporary tragedy of racism,revenge and reconciliation.” To read more about the actress visit Here

Who is attending the premiere:(Director) Daniel Petrie Jr.,(Writers) Brian Pittman, Rachel Long,(Producer)Rick Dugdale,(Cast) Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Julie Carmen, Jeff Fahey, Chris Brochu, Kim Matula, Dendrie Taylor, Matt Meola.
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Robert Englund interview: The Last Showing, Freddy Krueger and horror

Horror legend Robert Englund talks about his new film The Last Showing, what was wrong with the Nightmare On Elm St remake, and more...

Sitting with Robert Englund deep in the bowels of a gilded London hotel, it becomes obvious just what a great storyteller he is. As he reminisces about his early acting career in such films as Five Easy Pieces or Hustle, or goes even further back to his childhood brushes with the horror genre, he talks in a soothing, sonorous voice that is a million miles away from his signature role of Freddy Krueger.

Then again, Englund doesn't look or sound like the character in his latest movie, either. In The Last Showing, a psychological horror thriller written and directed by the UK's Phil Hawkins, Englund plays Stuart, a once proud projectionist who, thanks to the advent of digital cinema, finds himself busted down to the lowly
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