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Authors Anonymous Is a Mockumentary That Punches Down

Authors Anonymous Is a Mockumentary That Punches Down
Ellie Kanner's Authors Anonymous concerns a writing workshop for aspiring novelists, but on the strength of the film you get the sense that Kanner would benefit from attending a few workshops of her own. Although perhaps the blame ought to be directed elsewhere.

This is the debut screenplay by a certain David Congalton, who is described in his Amazon profile as "a speaker, radio talk show host, and animal welfare advocate"; he's also the author of such estimable works of nonfiction as When Your Pet Outlives You: Protecting Animal Companions After You Die and Three Cats, Two Dogs: One Journey Through Multiple Pet Loss.

Congalton seems to have moved on from themes of feline mortality and grief, as what pets appear in Authors Anonymous survive ...
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Kaley Cuoco and Chris Klein To Star In Authors Anonymous

Screen Media Films and Starz Digital Media have partnered to acquire all North American rights to Ellie Kanner’s comedy Authors Anonymous, which stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Bennett, Dylan Walsh, and Teri Polo. The film is slated for early Spring 2014 release date across VOD and digital platforms and in select theaters.

Authors Anonymous is about a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers. When they accept Hannah (Kaley Cuoco) into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?

Authors Anonymous was directed by Ellie Kanner, written by David Congalton, produced by Hal Schwartz and Ellie Kanner. The film is from Kanner’s Forever Sunny Productions and Schwartz’s Bull Market Entertainment in association with Cynthia and Laine Guidry’s Lainie Productions. The Executive Producers are Cynthia Guidry, Lainie Guidry,
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Kaley Cuoco Comedy ‘Authors Anonymous’ Acquired by Screen Media, Starz Digital

  • The Wrap
Screen Media Films and Starz Digital Media, the digital distribution unit of Starz, have partnered to acquire all North American rights to Ellie Kanner’s comedy “Authors Anonymous,” which stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Jonathan Bennett, Dylan Walsh, Teri Polo and Dennis Farina in one of his last roles. The film will be available on ultra-vod on March 18, 2014 before it hits theaters on April 18. David Congalton wrote the script, which follows a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers. When they accept Hannah (Cuoco) into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their.
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Full Cast Enter ‘Whiskey Bay’ with Dafoe and Dillon; Kaley Cuoco, Dennis Farina, Chris Klein, and Teri Polo ‘Scribble’ Indie Comedy

  • The Film Stage
I was happy enough to see Willem Dafoe and Matt Dillon come together on The Whiskey Bay, yet the crime thriller is still managing to cohere rather nicely. According to Deadline, Tom Berenger, Neal McDonoguh, Amy Smart, Frederick Weller (In Plain Sight), and Christopher Marquette (Kilimanjaro, Life During Wartime) will also star for debut director Chris Brinker.

We had previously been told that his debut, penned by Jonny Hirschbein, would follow “a veteran cop (Dafoe)” who uses “estranged white supremacist and ex-con, Jesse Wheeler (Dillon)” as an undercover agent against the man’s former Aryan Brotherhood brethren; this is reflected in the casting, as Berenger is coming on to appear as the group’s “amoral architect,” as Amy Smart has been signed for the role of Jesse‘s wife.

Should things work out, Whiskey Bay will end up being, in Brinker‘s words, “a movie which is reminiscent of my
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Kaley Cuoco, Dylan Walsh, Chris Klein, Teri Polo & Dennis Farina Cast In Indie ‘Scribble’

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, Unforgettable co-lead Dylan Walsh, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina, Teri Polo, Tricia Helfer, Jonathan Bennett and Jonathan Banks are set to star in indie comedy Scribble directed by casting director-turned-helmer Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman and produced by Kanner-Zuckerman’s Ekz Prods. and Hal Schwartz’s Bull Market Entertainment in association with Lainie Guidry and Cynthia Guidry’s Lainie Prods. Written By David Congalton, Scribble is a comedy about a group of working people who want to be writers. Schwartz and Kanner-Zuckerman are producing, with Cuoco, Cynthia & Lainie Guidry and Bennett executive producing. Cuoco is repped by Sdb Partners and Brillstein Entertainment; Walsh and Polo are with Gersh and Bob McGowan Management. Kanner-Zuckerman was a top TV casting director who cast the pilots for such hit series as Friends and Sex & The City before segueing to feature directing with the 2001 Rachel’s Room.
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