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The indie film will centre around one-time Merchant Marine captain Abner (Lloyd), who decides against the wishes of his daughter (Kaczmarek) to recapture his glory days by building a boat in his front yard.
Fruitvale Station's Richard Bosner will produce the film.
The Boat Builder will begin shooting in the San Francisco area next week. »
Fusion has partnered with “The Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon for a documentary project that will follow the writer-producer in his final months as he both battles against cancer and fights for animal rights.
Simon, a winner of nine Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in late 2012, and has since donated much of his wealth to rescue animals from harmful situations worldwide.
“Sam Simon is a singular figure. Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said.
In addition to television credits that include “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “The Simpsons,” Simon created the Sam Simon Foundation, with the mission “to save the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people. »
- Kevin Noonan
I know I've thought it and said it and probably even written it, but there's something vaguely condescending about the notion that the "Sharknado" franchise is somehow review-proof or review-immune or however you'd prefer to view it. Just because something is designed to be a guilty pleasure doesn't mean that it can't achieve its goals with more or less craft. And just because something isn't necessarily meant to be taken seriously doesn't mean that those aspirations can't be achieved with more or less success. Because the desire to be taken seriously or viewed as legitimate is hardly an argument to be reviewed or acknowledged in the case of utter ineptitude. For example, look at CBS' "Under the Dome." It has a literary pedigree, some respectable creative auspices, a cast of familiar TV faces, a position of some prominence in CBS' lineup and a reputation as a summertime success, even if »
- Daniel Fienberg
Iconic writer and director James L. Brooks has signed with Wme.
Brooks has a long list of credits he is known for, which include “Broadcast News,” “Terms of Endearment” and “As Good As It Gets.” Besides his many film credits, Brooks is also listed as a co-creator on several hit TV shows including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons.”
Brooks continues to be repped by Sam Fischer at Ziffren Brittenham.
Wme has stayed busy on the TV front, having also recently signed writer and producer Ian Goldberg, who was most recently staffed on “Once Upon a Time” and is currently developing “Mars” at CW. They also recently signed Patrick Harbinson who is a co-executive producer on “Homeland.”
- Justin Kroll
Wme has signed Oscar-winning director, writer and producer James L. Brooks, who created iconic TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons,” TheWrap has learned. Brooks joins Wme as the agency's TV department recently signed writer-producers Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) and Patrick Harbinson (“Homeland”), as well as Kathy Griffin. Also read: James L. Brooks’ Company Buys Kelly Fremon's ‘Besties’ Brooks, who has won 20 Emmys, is the founder of Gracie Films. He has won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for “Terms of Endearment,” and has received another seven nominations for his work on “Broadcast. »
- Jeff Sneider
Thankfully it has it's tongue firmly planted deep in it's cheek otherwise some may think that the new trailer for 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' is very full of itself. The new 2-minute long trailer features all the usual iffy-looking effects, flying quotes of praise and b-movie dialogue that we have come to expect from the SyFy franchise. It's generally utter ridiculousness all round all topped up with the stand-out moment of veteran actor Judd Hirsch ('Taxi') screaming out 'Holy shark'. The sequel stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid ('American Pie'), Vivica A. Fox ('Idle Hands'), Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick ('Employee of the Month'), Judah Friedlander ('30 Rock') and Perez Hilton. You can check out the new trailer below. »
Fox's Gotham has added veteran actress Carol Kane to the ensemble cast in a potentially villainous role that should allow her great acting range to shine through.
Kane, an Oscar-nominated actress best known for her work in Taxi, Annie Hall and as a mischievous ghost in Scrooged, will play the role of Gertrud Kapelput in Gotham. The role is recurring so she will be appearing in numerous episodes throughout the show's first season.
If the last name Kapelput sounds close but not quite the same as Cobblepot then you're on the right track. Gertrud is Oswald Cobblepot's mother, which effectively makes her the Penguin's mom.
Gertrud is described as being a "proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur," which means her mental instability should play a role in Cobblepot's descent into the criminal underworld.
Look for Carol Kane to make her Gotham debut in the second episode. »
Carol Kane has signed on for a recurring role in Fox's highly-anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, portraying Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Robin Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the future Penguin.
In the DC Comics, Gertrud became overprotective of her son Oswald, following the death of his father who contracted pneumonia after being caught in a downpour. She forced Oswald to always carry an umbrella, rain or shine, which we have seen him brandishing in the first trailers released for Gotham. Gertrud's influence on Oswald was also seen in Gregg Hurwitz's comic Penguin: Pain and Prejudice, although it is unclear if the show plans on adapting that particular story.
Carol Kane will have a recurring role on Gotham, first appearing in the show's second episode, although it isn't known how many episodes she will appear in. Gertrud is described as, "a proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur. »
The Oscar-nominated actress is joining Fox’s Batman origin tale in the recurring role of Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin (played by Robin Lord Taylor).
Related Fall TV First Impression: Fox’s Gotham
A proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur, Kane’s Gertrud will first appear in Episode 2.
Gotham will air Mondays at 8/7c (premiere date Tba).
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“We can’t sit back and let the industry go elsewhere,” said DeVito in a keynote address at the California Locations Conference at the Hollywood Museum. “California is where we taught the world to do this. What’s important is that it’s not just the film business, it’s the people working in the business.”
The trio urged the 150 attendees to push state legislators to approve Assembly Bill 1839, which cleared its first State Senate committee on Wednesday. The bill would broaden the scope of the state’s incentives — currently at $100 million annually, which lag those in Georgia, Louisiana and New York.
- Dave McNary
• Tom Hiddleston will star (and sing) as Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic about the country legend. I Saw The Light will be directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius), who adapted the script from Colin Escott’s biography of Williams. Quite different than his role in The Avengers, Hiddleston will sing from the entire Williams catalog, with songs like “Hey, Good Lookin’,” after the rights were secured through a deal with Sony Atv. The film will follow Williams’ rise to fame before dying of heart failure at age 29. [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
Christy Grosz is an Awardsline contributor. After building a career on comedic characters he calls “eccentric,” Will Arnett is back in primetime with CBS’ The Millers, playing TV journalist Nathan Miller, a recent divorcee who finds himself living with his mother. Arnett is more of a leading man than he has been in the past on such shows as Arrested Development and Up All Night, and he’s doing it in front of a live audience on the multi-camera sitcom directed by TV stalwart James Burrows (Taxi, Frasier). He’s also enjoying a thriving film career, voicing Batman in The Lego Movie and appearing in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this year. Awardsline: Showrunner Greg Garcia asked you to be a part of The Millers when he heard that the future of NBC’s Up All Night was not looking good. What about the role of Nathan appealed to you? Will Arnett »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Ahead of its premiere next month, Syfy has debuted the first teaser trailer for Sharkando 2: The Second One, which sees returning “stars” Ian Zierling and Tara Reid leading a cast that also includes Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Mark McGrath (Scooby-Doo), Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Robert Klein (Reign Over Me), Kurt Angle (Beyond the Mat), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), and Judd Hirsch (Taxi). Check out the trailer after the official synopsis….
A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.
Sharknado 2: The Second One is set to air on Syfy on July 30th.
The post First teaser trailer for Sharknado 2: The Second One appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
SyFy continue to push their luck off the back of a little success from the much hyped 'Sharknado' with it's windy shark sequel 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'. Heading to the small screen on the network at the end of next month the follow-up, at least according to Entertainment Weekly, promises to be 'bigger, bolder and even more ridiculous'. And you can get a small hint of this in the latest albeit brief new teaser trailer. Anthony Ferrante directs from a script by writer Thunder Levin. The sequel stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid ('American Pie'), Vivica A. Fox ('Idle Hands'), Mark McGrath, Judd Hirsch ('Taxi'), Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick ('Employee of the Month'), Judah Friedlander ('30 Rock') and Perez Hilton. Check out the trailer below »
With nearly three months until SyFy shark sequel 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' blows onto small screens it appears that the network will make sure they squeeze as much life out of their viral-touted franchise as possible before the novelty of the tongue-in-cheek series wears ridiculously thin...(hasn't it already?). 'Sharknado 3' is being lined up for 2015 and will hopefully mark the end. The upcoming follow-up stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid ('American Pie'), Vivica A. Fox ('Idle Hands') and Mark McGrath and will enjoy a number of cameos from the likes of Judd Hirsch ('Taxi') Kelly Osbourne (below), Andy Dick ('Employee of the Month') and Judah Friedlander ('30 Rock'). »
Syfy must be pretty confident of having another social media smash on its hands with the upcoming sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One, with the network giving the go ahead to a third movie in the ridiculous low-budget creature feature franchise.
Sharknado 2 is set to air on Syfy on July 30th, and reunites original “stars” Ian Zierling and Tara Reid, alongside new additions Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Mark McGrath (Scooby-Doo), Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Judd Hirsch (Taxi) and Kurt Angle (Warrior).
Will you be tuning in for Sharknado 2 and 3, or is this franchise dead in the water?
The post Syfy orders Sharknado 3 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Modern-day relationships seem to be continuously defined by technological interactions, which is why Livia De Paolis' directorial debut "Emoticon ;)" feels all the more appropriate. Fortunately for contemporary audiences, the film will soon be released by Indican Pictures on May 30. De Paolis does double duty in the film, taking on the story's lead role of Elena, an anthropology grad student trying to dissect the role technology plays in communication and relationships. The film also stars Michael Cristofer ("The Shadow Box," "American Horror Story"), Miles Chandler ("Six Degrees"), Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black"), Carol Kane ("Taxi"), Sonia Braga ("Alias"), Christine Ebersole ("American Horror Story," "Grey Gardens") and Daphne Rubin-Vega ("Rent"). Check out the trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, below: »
- Ziyad Saadi
No butts about it -- David Beckham has a dynamite derriere. Even Danny DeVito thinks so! Speaking to reporters at the FX Network screening of the upcoming TV series Fargo (inspired by the Coen Brothers' film of the same name) on Wednesday, April 9, the Always Sunny in Philadelphia comedian joked that the hunky Brit has a "great ass." DeVito, 69, was asked about Beckham, 38, because the athlete is launching a high-end Scotch line, and the Taxi star has his own limoncello line. "The guy's the [...] »
To mark the release of The family on 31st March, we’ve been given 3 sets of a goody bag and the Blu-ray to give away.
The Family stars a line up of Hollywood heavyweights including: Academy award® winner Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook, Meet The Fockers, Taxi) as tough and fiery family man Fred Blake; Academy award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, No Country for Old Men, Hope Springs) as CIA Agent Robert Stansfield; Academy award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Scarface, Dark Shadows, Stardust) as wife and firecracker Maggie Blake; Dianna Agron (Glee) as All-American Belle Blake; and John D’Leo (The Wrestler) as wise guy Warren Blake.
A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the Witness Protection Program after breaking the sacred code and snitching on the his crew. However, despite Agent Stansfield’s (Jones) best efforts to keep them in line, »
With its blend of adventure, love story, and comedy, "Romancing the Stone" is remembered today as one of the quintessential hits of the 1980s. Nonetheless, at the time the movie was released (30 years ago this week, on March 30, 1984), no one expected much from it. Director Robert Zemeckis was seen as a failed whiz kid, star Kathleen Turner had never carried a picture, and co-star Michael Douglas had yet to prove himself as a leading man. Of course, the film ended up propelling all three of them onto the A-list and generated an equally successful sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile."
As familiar as you are now with the story of Joan Wilder (the mousy romance novelist who blossoms during a real-life treasure hunt in Colombia) and Jack T. Colton (the unlikely guide who proves to be the romantic hero of Joan's fantasies), there's still a lot about "Romancing the Stone" you may not know, »
- Gary Susman
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