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Pedro Correa Joins ‘S—heads’ With Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson (Exclusive)

28 July 2017 4:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pedro Correa has been signed for the lead role in the dark comedy “The S—heads” opposite Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, Variety has learned exclusively.

Imperative Entertainment acquired the rights to project in March in a competitive bidding auction with Macon Blair attached to direct from his own script. Blair won the U.S. dramatic Grand Jury Prize win at Sundance in January for his directorial debut “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.”

The film, which will be produced and financed by Imperative, will also be co-produced byRough House Productions. Alex Orr and Rough House’s Brandon James will produce alongside Imperative’s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will executive produce along with Rough House’s Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, Orr’s Fake Wood Wallpaper, and Jeremy Saulnier and Blair’s Bonneville Films.

Production is expected to start in September. The road movie »

- Dave McNary

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Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson to Star in Comedy 'The Shitheads'

6 March 2017 3:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in the comedic road movie The Shitheads.

Macon Blair, who made his directorial debut with Sundance winner I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, will helm the film. It follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. "Mayhem and general shenanigans ensue but it has not been confirmed at this time whether or not important life lessons are also learned," says the film announcement.

Alex Orr and Rough House Pictures' Brandon James will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperative’s Dan »

- Rebecca Ford

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Imperative Entertainment Acquires Spec ‘Sh*theads’ Starring Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson

6 March 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a competitive bidding auction, Imperative Entertainment has acquired the rights to Macon Blair’s next pic “The Sh*theads” with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson attached to star.

Blair, who’s coming off his U.S. dramatic Grand Jury Prize win at Sundance for his directorial debut “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore,” will write and direct.

Imperative will co-produce with Rough House Pictures, as well as finance the feature film.

Described as “The Last Detail by Way of Bret Easton Ellis,” the darkly comedic road movie follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who have been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.

Alex Orr and Rough House Picture’s Brandon James will produce alongside Imperative’s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will executive produce, along with Rough House Picture’s Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and David Gordon Green »

- Justin Kroll

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Ace Eddie, PGA, and SAG awards chime in to support “Hidden Figures” and “La La Land”

30 January 2017 8:21 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Over the weekend, the guilds really chimed in with their awards, potentially shaping the Oscar race in a big way. We saw the Ace Eddie, the Producers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild hold their ceremonies, each of which impacted things, to one degree or another. As always, Ace, PGA, and SAG have some of the most direct crossover with Academy members, so what they think does hold water. Are any one of them the be all, end all? No, but they cumulatively represent a lot of what potential Oscar voters are thinking at the moment. So, you must give them credence. The big winner of the weekend was La La Land, though Hidden Figures has now created some interesting new dynamics to the race. That film took advantage of La La Land not being in SAG’s Best Ensemble lineup, beating out Moonlight for the prize. La La Land »

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La La Land, ‘O.J.’, ‘Stranger Things lead Producers Guild Awards

29 January 2017 10:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The 2017 Producers Guild of America awards were announced over the weekend, and the big winners on Saturday night ended up being the stunning La La Land, which is wiping the floor at most awards ceremonies this year, and TV shows American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson and Netflix’s Stranger Things.

La La Land picked up the top award on the night, The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, making the Best Picture Oscar almost a cert now. Zootopia (Zootropolis) bagged the The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, while ‘The People V O.J.’ received The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television, and the similarly themed O.J.: Made In America picked up The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures. Stranger Things received The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, »

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2017 PGA Awards: La La Land, Stranger Things Take Top Honors

29 January 2017 12:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Closing the evening, the film La La Land and its producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt won the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This category is one of the most eagerly anticipated of season and is widely considered a strong prognosticator for the Oscars, as the Zanuck Award has matched the win for Best Picture 19 times in its 28-year history.

The Netflix television series Stranger Things (Season 1) and its producers Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson won the PGA's Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season »

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'La La Land' wins PGA 2017 award

28 January 2017 11:20 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Musical cements status as Oscar frontrunner.

Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt performed what looked very much like a rehearsal for another awards show at Saturday’s 28th annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills.

The La La Land producers beat out a strong field that included Arrival, Moonlight, Fences, Manchester By The Sea and Lion to claim the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Given the track record of the PGA Awards as a bellwether of Academy Awards success, Berg, Horowitz and Platt have three hands on the biggest prize of them all heading into Oscar night on February 26.

While the best picture Oscar winner and the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award winner are often one and the same, last year’s PGA champion The Big Short lost to Spotlight on Oscar night.

In other key theatrical awards, the Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures award went to »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Producers Guild TV Awards: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’ Grab Nominations

5 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Westworld,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and FX’s “Atlanta” are among the new series grabbing nominations for the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards.

Westworld” and “Stranger Things” both broke into the drama series race. The two will contend for the prize at the Jan. 28 ceremony against HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the reigning Emmy winner for drama series and the PGA’s 2016 pick, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

Atlanta” was the sole newbie in the comedy series heat. Donald Glover’s auteur comedy will face off against HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” (which has scored back-to-back Emmy wins the past two years) and ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Modern Family.” Amazon’s “Transparent” took the comedy prize last year.

The PGA’s longform category is a hot competition among the big winner at last year’s Emmy Awards, FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson »

- Cynthia Littleton

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