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Olivia Blaustein, 26
Coordinator, scripted television, CAA
Blaustein, a USC grad, joined CAA in 2011 as an assistant to TV packaging agent Peter Micelli and developed relationships with writer-producers Jenji Kohan, Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Peter Lenkov. She also played an integral role in the deal for client Lauren Bachelis, creator of the “Hollywood Assistants” Tumblr blog, with Fox TV. In 2013 Blaustein entered CAA’s agent training program, working for TV agent Tiffany Ward before being upped to coordinator. She’s a member of CAA’s Assistant Task Force.
Shirit Bradley, 32
Having worked at Innovative Artists, Bradley brought agency experience to her role at Legendary. When the company embarked on the production of Godzilla, she transitioned to that film’s production team, relocating to Vancouver and assisting producers Patty Whitcher and Mary Parent as well as Alex Garcia. »
- Variety Staff
Deal calls for the companies to co-develop and co-finance two projects per year. Both companies are focused on projects with international appeal that can command straight-to-series orders from U.S. networks.
Slingshot is the startup production venture headed by former FremantleMedia topper Ellender (pictured left). EuropaCorp, the Paris-based studio headed by filmmaker Luc Besson, has revved up its U.S.-focused TV activity with the appointment in May of veteran drama producer Matthew Gross (pictured right) as prexy of EuropaCorp Television Studios U.S.
“The Slingshot Global Media-EuropaCorp Television Studios alliance creates a ‘whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ scenario,” said Gross. “By joining forces it strengthens our financing and distribution abilities with the straight-to-series model.”
Ellender launched Los Angeles-based Slingshot in February with backing from private equity fund Tpg Growth. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Slingshot Global Media has signed a non-exclusive television development venture with EuropaCorp Television Studios.
EuropaCorp Television Studios and Slingshot Global Media plan to co-develop and co-finance two projects a year.
“We’re excited to start working with our new partners in this unique endeavor,” said David Ellender, CEO of Slingshot Global Media. “By joining forces with EuropaCorp Television Studios, we will be able to create globally appealing television by combining our assets.”
“The Slingshot Global Media / EuropaCorp Television Studios alliance creates a ‘whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ scenario,” said Matthew Gross, president of EuropaCorp Television Studios Us.
“By joining forces it strengthens our financing and distribution abilities with the straight-to-series model. We look forward to working closely with David and Quan and producing successful event television together.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
‘Hemlock Grove,’ the Emmy Award-nominated horror series from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere its third season exclusively on Netflix in 2015. The Internet television network also announced the upcoming season of the mystery thriller will be its last. The show, which is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, will feature 10 episodes during the upcoming season. Charles H. Eglee will return as the show’s showrunner for the final installments of ‘Hemlock Groove.’ The drama series marks Roth’s television debut, after he wrote and directed the hit horror films, ‘Hostel’ and its first sequel, as well as ‘Cabin Fever.’ The show was developed by Brian McGreevy and [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
This Week in TV:
Netflix renews Hemlock Grove for a third and final season; Netflix also buys the exclusive streaming rights to Fox’s Gotham; a season 5 trailer for Downton Abbey is released; and Flight of the Conchords star Jermaine Clement clears up rumors about a possible new season on HBO.
Netflix announced a season 3 renewal for original horror series Hemlock Grove, but also revealed the next season will be the show’s last.
Click to continue reading TV News Wrap Up: Netflix Buys ‘Gotham,’ ‘Hemlock Grove’ Renewed for Season 3 & More
- Daniel Johnson
In a deal that reflects several trends in TV production, three rising novelists have inked a first-look development pact with Slingshot Global Media, the banner backed by private equity giant Tpg.
Scribes Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer have formed El Jefe, a production company that aims to develop TV projects with the goal of helping novelists make the transition to writing for TV.
This is seen as fertile ground for finding fresh TV voices, on the heels of Nic Pizzolatto scoring a hit with HBO’s “True Detective” and “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn teaming with David Fincher for another HBO series, “Utopia.” Other examples of novelists scoring on the small screen in recent years include Noah Hawley, shepherd of FX’s “Fargo,” and Elwood Reid, exec producer of FX’s “The Bridge.”
Los Angeles-based El Jefe has optioned two books to develop into series, Meyer’s “American Rust, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Los Angeles-based Slingshot Global Media, which launched in February in association with the busy Tpg Growth, has signed a first-look deal with Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer’s new production company.n
El Jefe will also be based in Los Angels and aims to target projects that will transition acclaimed novellists into creators of scripted television.
“McGreevy, Shipman, and Meyer are talented writers who have proven themselves as entrepreneurial producers,” said Slingshot Global Media CEO David Ellender. “We can’t wait to begin working together to develop television shows that appeal to today’s audience.”
El Jefe has already optioned two major novels under the deal: American Rust, Meyer’s debut that centres on a troubled Pennsylvania police chief, and Vanished, Wil S Hylton’s tale of the 60-year search for Us bombers who went missing in WWII.
“In forming this company, we set out to do something groundbreaking and knew that our ambitions would best »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Episodes: 30 (hour)
TV show dates: April 19, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Dougray Scott, Nicole Boivin, Ted Dykstra, Kandyse McClure, Aaron Douglas, Laurie Fortier, Michael Andreae, Joel de la Fuente, Eliana Jones, Emilia McCarthy, Lili Taylor
TV show description:
This horror TV series is based on Brian McGreevy's novel of the same name. It revolves around strange happenings and the eccentric residents of Hemlock Grove -- a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town.
Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgård) is the heir to the town's wealthy Godfrey familys fortune. He befriends a newcomer named Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron). Recent brutal murders in the town -- including 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell -- have stirred things up and the two work together to »
In one small Pennsylvania town, the phrase “growing pains” takes on an excruciating new meaning for werewolf residents undergoing skin-ripping transformations. The creatures of the night in Netflix’s Hemlock Grove will have ten more episodes to figure things out, as the supernatural thriller has been renewed for a third and final season.
The ten-episode third season of Hemlock Grove will premiere in 2015. Netflix announced that the third season of the show based on author Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name will be its final one. We have the official press release with full details (via The TV Addict):
Press Release — “The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” from Gaumont International Television, a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, has been picked up for a third and final season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee »
- Derek Anderson
Netflix announced today it has picked up "Hemlock Grove" for a third and final season. The series is from Gaumont International Television and executive producer Eli Roth. "Hemlock Grove" is based on Brian McGreevy's novel of the same name. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season, which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015. »
Are you a fan of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove?" Yes? So you're the one! Well, we've got some bad news for you, sunshine! Netflix announced today that the series will conclude in 2015 with a third and final season.
From the Press Release
The Netflix Original Series "Hemlock Grove," from Gaumont International Television, a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, has been picked up for a third and final season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season, which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015.
“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” said executive producer Eli Roth. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places and to giving viewers the killer »
- Steve Barton
The Netflix Original Series "Hemlock Grove," from Gaumont International Television, a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, has been picked up for a third and final season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015.
Executive producer Eli Roth said:
“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons. We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.’”
Executive producer Chic Eglee said:
“We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Netflix is getting ready to say goodbye to Hemlock Grove. The horror series from executive producer Eli Roth has been renewed for a 10-episode third and final season by the streaming network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The final season will premiere in 2015. Produced by Gaumont International Television, Hemlock stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Madeleine Martin, Joel de la Fuente, Madeline Brewer, Kaniehtiio Horn, Demore Barnes and Dougray Scott. The series focuses on the strange happenings in Hemlock Grove, a fictional Pennsylvania town. Executive producers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy originally developed the series after writing the gothic horror novel on which the
- Philiana Ng, Aaron Couch
Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron star on Netflix’s hit horror series Hemlock Grove as Godfrey estate heir Roman and werewolf Peter Rumancek – two teenage boys with a decidedly ambiguous relationship.
The two characters are first brought together in Hemlock Grove’s first season when Peter is falsely accused of murdering two teenage girls and Roman tries to find the true culprit. Over the course of the season, the nature of their relationship led many viewers to think that more than just a friendship was brewing between the two.
“Yeah, I mean it’s a fun thing that a lot of people saw. I guess there is sort of a romance between them,” Skarsgard told uInterview exclusively, adding that “the sexual tension between the two characters” wasn’t his or Liboiron’s intention.
Liboiron conceded that some of the fan art »
Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron play Roman and Peter on Netlfix’s original series Hemlock Grove, which showcases a lot of tension between the two in the just-released Season 2. “Where the fist season leaves us is that their relationship is shattered because of everything that happened,” Skarsgard, who is the brother of True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard and son of famed Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, told uInterview exclusively, “and where the second season begins, both Peter and Roman are completely dealing with their own demons. And they couldn't be further apart.”
Still many fans see a budding romance between Roman and Peter. “The sexual tension between the characters, and that was never full intention from neither one of us," said Skarsgard. "But I’ve seen a lot of fan art, that they just want to picture that.” Although the show’s writer Brian McGreevy may not have intended a romance between the characters, »
It’s another unusual day in Hemlock Grove.
With a new showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee (“Dark Angel,” “Dexter”), the show promises to be very interesting with more blood and gore. And nearly the entire cast returns including Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott, Tiio Horn, Joel de la Fuente and Demore Barnes. Madeline Brewer and Madeleine Martin are set to join the cast this season.
During the second season, more mysterious murders are being committed around town as Roman Godfrey and Peter Rumancek must re-team to uncover the mysteries of the murders and their families.
Latino-Review was present at the Netflix press day last week, in which we participated in the roundtable interviews with the cast and drew of “Hemlock Grove. »
- Gig Patta
"Hemlock Grove" Season 2 is currently available on Netflix just waiting for you to binge on, but right now we have a behind-the-scenes look at a fan-favorite moment of Season 2!
The clip features new Season 2 executive producer/showrunner Charles "Chic" Eglee as well as cast members Landon Liboiron and newcomer Madeline Brewer discussing how these special effects came to life.
About "Hemlock Grove":
All ten episodes of Season 2 of the one-hour series starring Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (Simon & The Oaks), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II) are now online in all territories where Netflix is available -- the Us, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics, and the Netherlands. The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange Is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: Svu”), and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”).
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the »
- Steve Barton
In one small Pennsylvania town, the phrase “growing pains” takes on an excruciating new meaning. Last season Netflix’s Hemlock Grove had a face-ripping werewolf transformation nominated for an Emmy, and with the next season now available, Eli Roth and company are bringing back more gore with a werewolf turning back into its human form, and by the intense looks of the behind-the-scenes video, this reformation is something Rick Baker would likely be proud of.
“The second season of the Emmy® nominated Netflix original series, .Hemlock Grove,. a riveting supernatural thriller from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 Am Pt. The series is based on Brian McGreevy.s novel of the same name and is produced by Gaumont International Television.
- Derek Anderson
Don’t you worry about Famke Janssen’s powerful, sexy Olivia Godfrey. Though things looked shaky for her at the close of Season One of the Netflix original horror hit "hemlock Grove," Famke told us, "Olivia typically finds her way out of any peril. She is unstoppable."
Just in case you’ve never visited “Hemlock Grove,” it’s a fictional town in Pennsylvania peopled with werewolves, monsters and creatures of all sorts. In Season One, Roman Godfrey, heir to the town’s wealthy Godfrey family fortune, befriended the town’s newest resident, Peter Rumancek.
But things weren’t so “friendly.” A spate of brutal murders in the town stirred up speculation and rumors, and it turned out both young men were hiding their own dark secrets.
Stirring up trouble, quite often, is the family’s malevolent matriarch, Olivia. One of Olivia’s favorite playthings is Norman Godfrey (Dougray Scott), her dead husband’s brother. »
- Staci Layne Wilson
The first season of Hemlock Grove, the Netflix series based on Brian McGreevy’s novel, was disappointing. After a promising start, it traded scares and mystery for a lot of melodrama and silliness more at home on networks like CW or ABC Family. By the end it was hard to care who the killer was. When it was finally over, the main feeling was one of relief. Now, it’s back for a second season, which Netflix is making available to stream in its entirety at midnight on Friday, July 11th. Having seen more than half of the season’s 10 episodes, it’s frustrating to report that it is basically the exact same show. In fact, season 2 is probably a little worse than its predecessor.
The post Review: Hemlock Grove Season 2 Offers Nothing New or Fun to Chew On appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
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