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Pukeko Pictures has appointed of Clive Spink as its new chief executive. .
He will replace Andrew Smith, who will be leaving in August to take up the position of chief executive of Touchtech, a Wellington's software company.
Spink has been with Pukeko Pictures for over a year in the position of chief operating officer. .
He will take up the role of chief executive from August 1. .
In his new role he will continue to drive Pukeko Pictures' business growth including its development and production momentum, according to a company statement.
Prior to Pukeko Pictures, Spink led the commercial team responsible for all of Vodafone New Zealand.s enterprise customers. .
He was also the finance director for Unisys New Zealand and also had time running their Australian commercial team..
Spink's broadcasting and production experience stems from time at Television New Zealand working for their local production company Kotuku Productions which produced »
- Inside Film Correspondent
One of the best things about Comic Con is getting up close and personal with objects and costumes designed for many films. Weta Workshop is here with artifacts from Duncan Jones‘s film Warcraft, for example. While waiting to speak to Jones at Legendary’s preview night event, I got a few minutes of private conversation with […]
- Russ Fischer
Update: Subway is suspending its relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle amid his child pornography investigation, the Associated Press reports.
Federal authorities raided Fogle’s home on Tuesday — less than two months after the former director of his nonprofit organization was arrested on child pornography charges.
The sandwich chain said in statement to AP that Fogle continues to cooperate with authorities and expects “no actions to be forthcoming.” The company said both parties agreed that suspending the relationship was “the appropriate step to take.”
Fogle, 37, lives in the Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville.
CBS News has confirmed with law enforcement officials that Fogle is a suspect in the child pornography investigation.
Subway also suggested that their famous weight-loss spokesman was involved in the case.
“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,” Subway said in a statement. “We are »
- Variety Staff
'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, »
- Andre Soares
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
Thursday, July 9
10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God
Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in »
An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...
For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.
Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.
We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »
The estate of deceased “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker is suing an acquaintance of the actor for allegedly swiping a number of cars from Walker’s extensive collection. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Walker’s father, the executor of the actor’s estate, claims that Richard Taylor, an acquaintance of the actor who occasionally helped him with his car collection, is illegally holding onto seven cars belonging to Walker’s estate. Walker’s estate alleges that the cars were housed in a Valencia, California, warehouse operated by a number of companies with which Taylor had involvement. »
- Tim Kenneally
Paul Walker's estate has taken legal action against an acquaintance of the deceased actor for allegedly taking possession of a number of his vehicles within 24 hours of his death and then concealing the location of the vehicles in order to convert them for his own benefit. Walker's estate filed suit against Richard Taylor on Thursday at the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that within 24 hours of the actor's death, people associated with Taylor went to storage facilities that housed the actor's vehicles and removed them to locations unknown. Read the complaint here. The suit follows earlier
- THR Staff
Tardio, 63, is moving on to a new post in Silicon Valley as chairman of social networking concern Socialtext, starting July 5. In the interim, he’ll move into the newly created role of chairman emeritus at Rogers & Cowan and work with Octagon Entertainment CEO Rick Dudley on the search and interview process for a successor.
He informed his Rogers & Cowan colleagues of the move on Sunday. Paul Bloch, one of the firm’s original partners, remains co-chairman.
Tardio joined the agency in 1988 as chief financial officer and was promoted to the post of executive vice president and head of its domestic and international entertainment operations. He replaced Richard Taylor as CEO in 1991.
Tardio has overseen the agency’s expansion beyond its core business of representation of high-profile clients in »
- Dave McNary
Legendary Pictures has announced that principal photography is underway on director Michael Dougherty’s (Trick ‘R Treat) festive horror comedy Krampus, which features a cast that includes Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Allison Tolman (Fargo), David Koechner (Anchorman), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Man), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stalder (Lena Rais).
Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus—an ancient entity from European folklore—all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own. Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.
- Gary Collinson
This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The visual effects are from the Oscar-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop and the Oscar-winning visual effects of Weta Digital.
A humorously creepy alternative to the traditional holiday classic, Krampus stars Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty), Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense), Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (“Fargo“), David Koechner (Anchorman series), Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stadler (Lena Rais).
Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family »
- Michelle McCue
Principal photography is set to begin on Legendary Pictures' Krampus, a horror-comedy feature film that reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday. This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty and stars a stellar ensemble cast, who are supported by the Oscar-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop and the Oscar-winning visual effects of Weta Digital. Krampus will be released on December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures.
A humorously creepy alternative to the traditional holiday classic, Krampus features a stellar cast that includes Adam Scott,  Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman, David Koechner, Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell ("Two and a Half Men"), Emjay Anthony, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler. Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, »
The race for Best Makeup and Hairstyling is yet another tech category that has split our experts. The Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hairstylists Guild went for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," and they've correctly predicted the eventual Oscar winner three times (it should be noted that last year was the first time they had given out awards in a decade): -Break- Wes Anderson talks 'Grand Budapest,' Oscars, Ralph Fiennes, and near-injury on set 2000: Rick Baker, Gail Ryan, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 2003: Richard Taylor, Peter King, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" 2013: Robin Mathews, "Dallas Buyers Club" (Oscar shared with Adruitha Lee) "Grand Budapest" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" are joined in this category by "Foxcatcher." Let's take a closer look at their chances of winning: Bill Corso, Denn »
The Oscar for Best Costume Design is sometimes one of the hardest to predict. The Costume Designers Guild offers some assistance, with their awards for Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary films, but since 1999, when the guild first started handing out prizes, they’ve predicted the eventual Oscar winner only seven times (from 1999-2004, the Period and Fantasy Awards were combined; in 2005, the category was split): 2002: Colleen Atwood, “Chicago” (Period/Fantasy) 2003: Ngila Dickson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (Period/Fantasy, Oscar shared with Richard Taylor) 2005: Colleen Atwood, “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Period) 2008: Michael O’Connor, “The Duchess” (Period) 2009: Sandy Powell, “The Young Victoria” (Period) 2010: Colleen Atwood, “Alice in Wonderland” (Fantasy) 2012: Jacqueline Durran, “Anna Karenina” -Break- Updated: Experts' Oscars predic...' »
Birdman, Boyhood, Gone Girl, Interstellar and Wild are the contemporary film nominees for the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards. The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, Selma and The Theory Of Everything have nabbed the period film nominees announced today. Outstanding contemporary television nominees are House Of Cards, Ray Donovan, Saturday Night Live, Scandal and True Detective. Winners will be announced February 17 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Special honorees include producer, director and screenwriter Richard Linklater (who recently collaborated with costume designer Kari Perkins on Boyhood) will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award in recognition of his support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. An Honorary Career Achievement Award will be presented to Costume Designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers for her outstanding work in film. The 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement of the Art of Costume Design will be presented to costume designer, »
- Denise Petski
The Costume Designers Guild joined the guild chorus Wednesday morning with a list of nominees across three categories: contemporary, period and fantasy designs. On the list, and finally joining the guild party, is "Selma" from legendary outfitter Ruth E. Carter. It's the first guild mention for the film so far and obviously a warranted one. Carter was joined on the period side by "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Inherent Vice" (yay!) and "The Theory of Everything." Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out what makes "Interstellar" a contemporary film rather than a fantasy film (which is how the art directors classified it). Either way, I'm sure the team is happy to be included. I can't believe, though, that "Mr. Turner" has been excluded from both this list and the art directors'. Though it feels like this kind of thing has happened before, only to be righted by the Academy. »
- Kristopher Tapley
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