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Project: Comic-con 2013, St. Louis area’s premier independent all-comic convention, is returning for the fourth year to St. Louis this weekend - Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. 10 am to 5 pm.
Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel
191 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, Mo 63146
Project: Comic-con 2013 is the area’s top independent pop culture convention emphasizing comics.
In addition to more than 40 vendors and 25 industry professionals, this year Project: Comic-con 2013 is hosting a pre-con Scavenger Hunt, a Pro/Am Sketch Jam, a Costume Contest, interactive games and creator panels, and a Live Art After-Party featuring Food One (Jim Mahfood) and DJ Mahf!
Besides all the comic book celebrities and actors, cool swag for Gravity (http://gravitymovie.warnerbros.com/), The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html) and Machete Kills (http://machetekillsmovie.tumblr.com/) will be given away throughout the weekend.
Project: Comic-con 2013 is independently organized by Jeff Morris and Steve »
- Michelle McCue
McCarthy plays a woman who, after losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. [Source: Variety]
The story is being kept under wraps, but the studio apparently sees franchise potential in the property. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Steve Pink first made the jump from writer to director in 2006 when he made the Justin Long comedy Accepted and he hasn't looked back since. While his career writing features includes two of my favorite John Cusack movies - High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank - he hasn't actually written once since he started helming titles like Hot Tub Time Machine and the upcoming About Last Night remake. Finally, however, he's ready to pick up the pen once again - and he's doing it while directing as well. According to Deadline, Pink has signed a deal with DreamWorks to make a new "male-driven action comedy" Shore Leave, which he will both helm and c0-script with writer Jeff Morris. The studio is apparently working to keep plot details to a minimum, but one can assume from the title that it involves sailors who come back to land so that they »
Exclusive: In a high-six against seven-figure pre-emptive deal, DreamWorks has acquired Shore Leave, a male-driven action comedy pitch that will be written by Steve Pink and Jeff Morris. Pink will direct the picture. The deal reunites him with Stacey Snider, who while chairman at Universal Pictures gave him his first shot at directing on Accepted. That shot has given Pink a new career. He helmed Hot Tub Time Machine, and is in talks with MGM on the sequel. He’s in post production on About Last Night, an updated adaptation of the David Mamet stage play that Screen Gems is dating for release on Valentine’s Day, 2014. And he’s just been set to direct the pilot of the untitled NBC sitcom pilot starring his Hot Tub Time Machine star Craig Robinson, from The Office exec producer Greg Daniels. While the title of this film seems self evident, they »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
4 items from 2013
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