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“Every winning streak will have to end sometime.”
In recognition of the job HBO CEO Michael Fuchs had done growing HBO and diversifying its business, he was invited uptown in 1995 to take over Warner Music while still keeping HBO as part of his new, expanded dominion. Assuming Fuchs’ top exec slot at HBO was Jeff Bewkes.
Not long after Fuchs had been given command of HBO in 1984 after the ouster of Frank Biondi, it had been clear that Fuchs’ strengths were not universal. Programming and long-term strategic vision were his fortes. Some of the more mundane and, for Fuchs, onerous tasks, such as kissing up to officers of the major cable MSOs, was something for which the often high-handed Fuchs didn’t have much of an affinity. The solution had been to divvy the company up, putting those non-Fuchsian — but critically important — responsibilities under a newly-created office of President. »
- Bill Mesce
Legendary Comics has announced that they will be continuing the monster-mashing adventures of John Tower in 2014 as a monthly series under the masterful pens of writer Matt Wagner (Grendel, Sandman Mystery Theatre) and artist Simon Bisley (Lobo, Melting Pot).
The series will continue the spook-slaying shenanigans of John Tower, a centuries-old supernatural bounty hunter who is on the hunt for a collection of mysterious artifacts. Attempting to stop him from achieving his goals are the Chateau Group, a corporation that holds a diabolical influence that extends to the world's leaders that seeks the same artifacts.
The one-two punch of Wagner and Bisley is especially exciting. Grendel is one of the greatest comic series of all time, and Bisley's art has graced everything from comics to Danzig album covers, so this is the sort of pairing that makes my nerd heart sing.
- Carl Lyon
You didn’t really think we’d seen the last of Colin Ferguson on Haven, did you? The mysterious William returns tonight, so maybe we’ll start getting some answers about those nasty bad men from inside the barn and that handprint that keeps showing up.
TV Spot: Haven – Episode 409
Clip: Haven – Episode 409 Sneak Peek
And they aren’t the only visitors to Haven. Remember when the also-myterious “Darkside Seekers” took over the Haven Twitter account before the season began? We’re finally going to be seeing them onscreen in two weeks, on the 22nd.
New York – November 7, 2013 – Danny Masterson (Men at Work, That ‘70s Show) and Kris Lemche (Joan of Arcadia, Ghost Whisperer) join the cast of Syfy’s popular series Haven as guest stars in the episode airing Friday, November 22 at 10Pm (Et/Pt).
In the cross-over episode, titled “A Shot in the Dark, »
- Erin Willard
Haven Season 4 is coming to wrap itself around us in all its creepy mysterious gorgeous Nova Scotia-posing-as-New England goodness, and I am So Ready. They’ve even made it easy to remember the premiere date: Friday the 13th of next month.
I’m thrilled that Colin Ferguson (Eureka) is joining as a recurring guest star, and now we have news of two others. I hope they all fare better than last year’s recurring guest star. You know, the psychologist? Yowie.
With so many shows, new characters can be disruptive, but the casting in this series has always been impeccable, and seamless with the writing and the collective excellence of the show. And no matter how hard they try, and sometimes they do try, guest stars seem to never be able to permanently break up my favorite love/buddy triangle of Audrey, Nathan, and Duke.
- Erin Willard
Every year, in addition to more than 400 features, the Seattle International Film Festival also presents an extensive series of shorts. While fests like this may be your only chance to see many of the full-length films, the odds are even worse that you’re going to stumble across most of these smaller offerings. There aren’t a lot of mainstream distribution avenues for short films, they don’t get released into theaters, so if you miss them now, you’re probably shit out of luck. Digging into the darker side of things, the films in the “Nightmare Mystery Theatre” program offer you quick glimpses into the twisted, violent, and horrific. “Root” If movies have taught us nothing, it’s that sex in weird places only leads to bad things. For example, take Caleb Johnson’s new short “Root.” After a steamy night of passion with a man who is not her fiancé, »
- Brent McKnight
Excellent, some Haven news! Production has begun for Season 4 of this absolutely terrific show, up in gorgeous Halifax. Everyone I’ve talked with who’s involved in the show’s production talks about the big part the location plays in the series, and I agree. We also have news that the star of another Syfy show that featured an “interesting” town will be joining the Haven community:
New York– May 8, 2013 – Startling new mysteries and secrets are in the works as Syfy’s hit series Haven goes into production today, May 8, on an all-new 13 episode Season 4 in Halifax, »
- Erin Willard
6 items from 2013
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