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Iffam: Gianni Nunnari Talks Rights, Remakes and Real Life Heroes

Iffam: Gianni Nunnari Talks Rights, Remakes and Real Life Heroes
Celebrated Hollywood producer, Gianni Nunnari delivered a master class in Macau that mixed up trips down memory lane with tips about rights and remakes.

“My superhero movies are stories with real heroes, such as Julius Caesar and Napoleon,” said Nunnari, who heads Hollywood Gang, and whose credits include “Alexander,” “300” and the upcoming historical movie “Silence,” by Martin Scorsese. “Then we use all the available modern technologies to bring them to life.”

He was speaking on stage at the International Film Festival & Awards Macau, with former Fortissimo Films chairman Michael Werner and Bona Films Group COO Jeffrey Chan.

Nunnari charted the good old days in his native Italy. In Rome he learned aspects of the film business from his father, before selling unofficial companion piece pictures starring the likes of Bruce Le and Bruce Li at the wheeler-dealer Mifed rights market in Milan.

He later made the transition to Hollywood by
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'The Wire' Star Lance Reddick Joins Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin in 'The Domestics' (Exclusive)

'The Wire' Star Lance Reddick Joins Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin in 'The Domestics' (Exclusive)
Lance Reddick, best known for his work on Fringe and The Wire, has joined Kate Bosworth and Tyler Hoechlin in The Domestics, a post-apocalyptic thriller set up at MGM.

Mike P. Nelson wrote the script and is directing the project, which is in preproduction and is being produced by Hollywood Gang.

Set in the harrowing future, Domestics tells of a young couple, played by Bosworth and Hoechlin, who have to travel through a dangerously gang-infested countryside in order to make it home.

As the third lead of the movie, Reddick will play a man who invites the duo into his...
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Kate Bosworth & Tyler Hoechlin Negotiating To Star In MGM’s ‘The Domestics’

Kate Bosworth & Tyler Hoechlin Negotiating To Star In MGM’s ‘The Domestics’
Exclusive: Kate Bosworth is in final negotiations to star in Mike P. Nelson’s The Domestics with Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) negotiating to join her in the post-apocalyptic thriller. The film was written and will be directed by Nelson, who worked on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and directed several episodes of Studio Luma. Hollywood Gang is producing the picture. The story takes place in a futuristic wasteland when a young couple travels through a harrowing, gang-ravaged…
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Mike P. Nelson To Write & Direct Post-Apocalyptic ‘The Domestics’ For MGM/Hollywood Gang

Exclusive: MGM and Gianni Nunnari's Hollywood Gang are teaming up on The Domestics and have set Mike P. Nelson to direct his script. The pic takes in a post-apocalyptic future where a young couple, traveling through a harrowing, gang-ravaged countryside, are trying to make it home. Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding are producing, and Adam Krentzman and Kurt Johnstad will be exec producers. Nelson, who worked his way up after directing shorts and TV shows including Diners, Drive…
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New Twin Peaks Without David Lynch? 'Audrey Horne' and Others Nix Notion

New Twin Peaks Without David Lynch? 'Audrey Horne' and Others Nix Notion
A Twin Peaks revival without series co-creator David Lynch at the helm is like… well, a flurry of familiar faces from the cult hit’s original run are here to finish that thought.

RelatedTwin Peaks Revival: David Lynch Out as Director, Showtime ‘Saddened’ But Will ‘Hold Out Hope’ He Returns

In a video brought to the Internet by series alum Madchen Amick, the onetime Double R waitress plus Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Peggy Lipton, Wendy “Nadine” Robie, Gary “wrestling champ Mike Nelson” Hershberger, Ken “Windom Earle” Welsh and others offer distinct, often character-specific reasons why Showtime moving
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NBC Tops Sports Emmys, Extends ‘Sunday Night Football’ Streak

NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham.

The Peacock’s “Sunday Night Football” (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive year. NBC’s other wins included Bob Costas for sports personality in studio, Michele Tafoya for sports reporter and Cris Collinsworth for sports event analyst.

NBC sibling Telemundo also nabbed two trophies, including Andres Cantor’s win for on-air personality in Spanish.

Fox Sports ran a close second to NBC with five nods, including the prize for live sports special for last year’s World Series coverage.

Turner Broadcasting pioneer and former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner was feted with the org’s life achievement award.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Outstanding Live Sports Special

The 109th World Series – Red Sox vs. Cardinals Fox

Executive Producers

John Entz,
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2012 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival: Award Winners

The 5th annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, which was held back on August 17-19, gave out a nine awards to seven films.

The biggest winner of the event was a short film: Barry Kimm’s documentary Tattoo Underground, which took home three awards for Best Sound, Cinematography and the Largest Audience Award. The film explores the emotional connection between three people and their tattoos.

Other winners include Spencer Parson’s Saturday Morning Massacre, which won for Best Feature and has been killing it in general on the film festival circuit this year; Go Ganges!, the travel doc by Jj Kelly and Josh Thomas won for Best Documentary; Mike Nelson’s The Retirement of Joe Corduroy won for Best Short Film; while the Audience Choice went to the short film Buffalo Shampoo, which was directed by local filmmaker Ryan Becken.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Feature Winner

Saturday Morning Massacre,
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Full Trailer For ‘Retirement of Joe Corduroy’

The Retirement of Joe Corduroy has been a dream project for writer/director Mike Nelson over the past two years. Largely inspired by the vigilante films of the 1970′s, the film is an homage and a love song to those gritty, violent, revenge operas. The twenty minute short found enough funds via a Kickstarter campaign to complete the project. Here is the official plot synopsis:

Joe Corduroy is retiring. He has approached the beginning of the end. After his nephew is put into a coma due to a mindless act of violence, this gentle dentist declares payback on the lowly scum of the streets. In an act of vengeance, Joe scours the streets for unsuspecting criminals to enforce his own form of vigilante justice; a bullet in the back.

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The Retirement of Joe Corduroy – Trailer from Mike P. Nelson on Vimeo.
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Old Man. Old Gun. Full Trailer For The Retirement Of Joe Corduroy

Back in late April we brought you the first teaser for Mike Nelson's The Retirement of Joe Corduroy. A twenty minute short in the style of classic 70's revenge pictures the film was mostly complete at the time and looking for finishing funds via a Kickstarter campaign. I was impressed enough to chip in a few bucks and today was rewarded with an announcement of a brand new trailer.Joe Corduroy is retiring. He has approached the beginning of the end. After his nephew is put into a coma due to a mindless act of violence, this gentle dentist declares payback on the lowly scum of the streets. In an act of vengeance, Joe scours the streets for unsuspecting criminals to enforce his own form...
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Summer School (DVD Review)

Already in love with the 1987 Mark Harmon-starrer of the same name, I was eager to find out if the powers that be would bestow upon me two awesome films about the dreaded wasteland that is education in June and July. Directed by Ben Trandem, Lance Hendrickson, Steven Rhoden, Troy McCall and Mike Nelson, the 21st-century Summer School (now out on DVD from Osiris Entertainment after previous self-distribution) is an anthology of the horror-informed nightmares suffered by its main character Charles (Simon Wallace), and thankfully, it’s quite good for its low budget, showcasing a wealth of creativity and talent on the part of its filmmakers.

The premise is totally fun and intriguing, especially considering the lack of good anthologies today. Charles runs his own fanboy website on which he reviews flicks, specifically horror. He is fresh off a weekend binge of nonstop viewing when his summer-school session begins, and
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DVDelays, new Summer School disc and more from Osiris

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has shifted both the DVD release of The Grudge 3 and the Blu-ray edition of the original Grudge from March 24 to May 12. And Bob Badway’s claustrophobic chiller The Uninvited (no relation to the recent DreamWorks feature) will no longer be released by Empire Home Entertainment/Hannover House; a new distributor and date will be announced shortly. You can read more-advance-than-we-expected previews of Grudge 3 and Uninvited in Fango #282, on sale this month.

• New DVDistributor Osiris Entertainment sent along word that it will give commercial release to the indie horror flick Summer School. Previously self-distributed by its creators at Random Creatureface Films, the movie is set to street April 14. Summer School was directed by Lance Hendrickson, Troy McCall, Mike P. Nelson, Steven Rhoden and Ben Trandem, who each tackled sections of the story, in which a student attending summer classes overdoses on B-horror movies and enters a
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