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Dr. Dre & FX Developing Music Industry Crime Drama Pilot

Music mogul and Midas-esque businessman Dr. Dre has recently struck a script deal with cable network FX for a potential show pilot. Details are currently scarce, but according to THR the show would be a one-hour drama set in the present-day Los Angeles, and would explore not just the music business but the crime business as well.

Relatively fresh writer Sidney Quashi will be billed as both the creator and executive producer of the show along with Dr. Dre. Daniel Schnider (Backwash) will act as co-executive producer with Brad Bertner (The Cellar). The deal will involve Dr. Dre’s Crucial Films/Crucial TV company, which was originally launched in 2007 with New Line Cinema, and currently rests under Warner Bros.

As the fledgling project is currently in the early stages development there’s no word on any casting decisions, but ...

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FX Makes Script Deal With Dr. Dre For Drama Pilot

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FX Makes Script Deal With Dr. Dre For Drama Pilot
The ever-versatile (and ever-buff) rapper/businessman Dr. Dre and FX have recently signed a script deal for a possible show pilot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show would be a one-hour drama set in present-day Los Angeles, and it would explore the music business as well as the crime business. Writer Sidney Quashie (“The Boston College Fix”) will be billed as both the creator and executive producer of the show, and Dr. Dre will also serve as an executive producer. Daniel Schnider (“Backwash”) of Dr. Dre’s Crucial TV will act as co-executive producer with Brad Bertner (“The Cellar”). Dr. Dre has had a long and successful career. He started as [ Read More ]
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Dr. Dre Taking Producer Skills To TV For Hour-Long Drama On Music Business And Crime

Earlier this year, Dr. Dre, via his relatively young Crucial Films production company (launched in 2007), stepped in to produce a horror/thriller titled Thaw, from a script penned by Vik Weet, based on an original idea by Dre's production company partner Daniel Schnider. The story will center on an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon. No word on cast yet. I believe it's still in the script stage. Crucial Films, by the way, has a first-look deal at New Line Cinema.  But while we wait for that project to develop, Dre will flex his producer skills on TV - specifically, on FX. The deal between Dre and FX is for a...
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FX Inks Script Development Deal for Dr. Dre Drama Pilot

FX Inks Script Development Deal for Dr. Dre Drama Pilot
FX is getting into business with Dr. Dre. The cable network has inked a script-development deal with the music mogul and writer Sidney Quashi for a drama pilot. The one-hour project, set in present-day Los Angeles, explores both the music business and crime business. Photos: Scores That Rock: 10 Musicians Who Crossed Over to Movies Quashi will be billed as both the creator and executive producer of the drama, with Dre serving as an Ep. Daniel Schnider will co-executive producer for Dre’s Crucial TV, along with co-ep Brad Bertner. Crucial Films was launched in 2007 with

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FX Makes Deal With Dr. Dre for Drama Pilot About Music and Crime

FX Makes Deal With Dr. Dre for Drama Pilot About Music and Crime
FX has closed a script development deal with Dr. Dre and writer Sidney Quashie for a one-hour drama pilot that will explore present-day Los Angeles through "the music business and the crime business," the network announced. The big question: Is there a role for the Tupac hologram? Quashie is the creator and executive producer and Dre the executive producer. Daniel Schnider is a co-executive producers for Dre's Crucial TV.  Brad Bertner is also a co-executive producer. Dre started Crucial Films in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line. Quashie wrote the screenplay
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Dr Dre to produce horror movie 'Thaw'

Dr Dre is set to produce a new horror film called Thaw under his production company Crucial Films. The script will be written by Vik Weet, while Daniel Schnider - the rapper's Crucial Films partner - will serve as a co-producer, reports Variety. Thaw will tell the story of "an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon". The rapper is also set to release his third and final album Detox, which (more)
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News Shorts: March 22nd 2012

New photos from Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic Prometheus, the Marvel superhero team-up The Avengers, Joseph Gordon Levitt in make-up to resemble a young Bruce Willis in Looper, and the real Bruce Willis in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

There's also photos of the lovely young ladies in Whitney Houston's last film Sparkle, Laika's stop-motion animated feature Para-Norman, the John Cusack-led Poe-themed horror taleThe Raven, and Aaron Eckhart with Olga Kurylenko in the action-thriller The Expatriate.

The first set photos of a bedraggled and almost unrecognisable Hugh Jackman shooting Les Miserables, and Emma Watson shooting scenes for Sofia Coppola's true crime drama The Bling Ring.

Posters for Here, What To Expect When You're Expecting, Lovely Molly and Jesus Henry Christ. There's also some Lizard-themed artwork from The Amazing Spider-Man, and some abandoned concept art from the Akira remake.

"Tom Hardy says that if there's another film he'd love to
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Dr. Dre To Produce Horror Movie

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Dr. Dre To Produce Horror Movie
Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre is set to produce his first film.

The rapper-turned-actor will step behind the camera for upcoming thriller Thaw, which tells the story of an ancient evil that surfaces during the melting of the ice caps in northern Canada.

Vik Weet has been tapped to pen the script but a director has yet to sign on for the project, according to industry paper Variety.

Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, will release the movie under his production banner Crucial Films, which was launched back in 2007 with his business partner Daniel Schnider.

Dr. Dre To Produce Horror Thriller Thaw

Over the years horror features have steadily enticed intense musicians to turn moviemaker. First White Zombie founder Rob Zombie began writing and directing his own wacky brand of horror with flicks like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. Then, Guns 'n Roses guitarist Slash created Slasher Films as a means to spawn his own satanic cinema, like the upcoming Nothing to Fear. Now, hip hop impresario Dr. Dre is diving into the horror game, producing Thaw, a creepy thriller conceived by his Crucial Films partner Daniel Schnider. According to Variety, Thaw will focus on the chaos caused by an ancient evil that's unleashed from its icy Yukon prison once the thaw sets in. Vik Weet, a former reality show story editor turned screenwriter, has been tapped to pen the project after pleasing Dre and Schnider with the screenplay for an untitled thriller that explores the eerie true story
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Dr. Dre Plans for Horror Film Thaw

Music producer Dr. Dre is developing horror-thriller Thaw for his Crucial Films. The film is based on a original idea from his studio partner Daniel Schnider.

The film will center on an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon. Vik Weet is writing the script for the rapper. The writer is also working on a currently untitled thriller about an investitgation into the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine experienced hikers were found dead in Russia's Ural Mountains, which is directed by Renny Harlin.

The rapper started Crucial Films in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line.

This project is still in early development.
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Dr. Dre to Put His Spin on Horror with Thaw

Dr. Dre has accomplished a lot during his career in the music industry, and now he's looking to set his sights on the movie business with a new spooker he's cooking up to send chills up your spine.

Dre is heating up the horror-thriller Thaw, tapping Vik Weet to script the film for his Crucial Films banner.

Dre is producing the project with Crucial Films partner Daniel Schnider, who originated the idea. The story will center on an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon.

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Dr. Dre To 'Thaw' Out Horror Pic For New Line

Music mogul Dr. Dre is heating up horror-thriller Thaw, tapping Vik Weet to script the film for his Crucial Films banner, says Variety. "The story will center on an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon." Dre is producing the project with Crucial Films partner Daniel Schnider, who originated the idea. Weet penned the script for another untitled thriller about an investigation into the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine experienced hikers were found dead in Russia's Ural Mountains. Renny Harlin is directing that film. Dre launched Crucial Films in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line. Dre's produced albums have sold more than 80 million worldwide and he's been involved with artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eve and the Game after beginning his career in 1986 as founding member of the rap group N.W.A. He's the CEO of Aftermath Records.
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Joshua Malina, Michael Panes and Michael Ian Black in 'Backwash' for Crackle

A new comedy webbie, "Backwash" premieres on Crackle November 15. Joshua Malina, Michael Panes and Michael Ian Black are three slacker friends who hit the road in an ice cream truck, after one of them inadvertently robs $100K from a bank armed only with a large salami. Influenced by touch of Python, a smattering of Marx Brothers, "Backwash" is a slapstick look at the effects of sudden wealth on three American losers.Val (Joshua Malina), Jonesy (Michael Panes) and Fleming (Michael Ian Black), told through action, animation, surrealist humor, as well as song and dance. "Backwash" is directed by Danny Leiner, written by Joshua Malina, and executive produced by Daniel Schnider, Leiner and Malina. Cameos featured
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