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Why Zach Braff Told Kate Hudson to "Forget the Bullsh*t" For Wish I Was Here

11 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Zach Braff's new movie, Wish I Was Here, is the definition of a passion project: it came to fruition with the help of fans and supporters via Kickstarter campaign, and from the very beginning, it's seemed as though Braff - who wrote, directed, and stars in the film - made it his personal mission to deliver a product that could live up to the hype. Not only did he have the 46,520 crowdfunders to please, but he also faced pressure to create something as impactful as his 2004 hit, Garden State. While Wish I Was Here is in no way a sequel to Garden State, there are some similarities; the film follows Braff's character, struggling actor Aidan Bloom, and his family as they each strive to figure out their own idea of happiness and find the ability to live in the moment. And like Braff's debut, it does succeed in capturing »

- Brittney Stephens

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Spike Lee Joint Collection’ Releases Are Solid Starting Point

4 July 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Who of our modern filmmakers will justify lavish, career-spanning box sets in the next generation (presuming there is such a thing and we’re not 100% digital)? We’ve seen Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock sets in recent years but who will get the same treatment in ten or twenty years?

One man who I’d love to see dissected from first film to last is the essential Spike Lee. He has had an undeniably spotty career with films both considered masterpieces and complete failures. But Spike is always working, always trying something new, always willing to challenge himself and the viewer. Did his “Oldboy” remake work? No. He picks himself up, dusts himself off, and gets back to it. Spike has been everywhere lately, promoting and discussing the 25th anniversary of his masterpiece, “Do the Right Thing,” and so someone figured it was a good time to release »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

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Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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TV News Wrap Up: Cameron Crowe Pilot, ‘Vikings’ Season 3 & More

23 June 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

This Week in TV:

Cameron Crowe’s comedy Roadies lands a pilot order from Showtime; Vikings adds three more cast members for season 3; the BBC announces Danger Mouse is returning to U.K. TV after 23 years; Syfy announces a Fourth of July Twilight Zone marathon; and Starz orders The Girlfriend Experience from Steven Soderbergh.

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After winning an Oscar for writing his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous more than a decade ago, Cameron Crowe is returning to his rock and roll roots with Roadies, a scripted comedy that received a pilot order from Showtime this week.

As its title would suggest, the potential half-hour series will follow the hard-working crew behind the scenes of a popular rock ...

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- Daniel Johnson

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Showtime Picks Up ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Writer’s Comedy Pilot

23 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Showtime’s most-talked-about series currently includes such dramas as Homeland and Masters of Sex, as well as this year’s newcomer horror series, Penny Dreadful. However, the network may be looking to expand its programming scope, if its recent decisions are any indication.

The channel – which also airs shows like House of Lies and Nurse Jackie - recently picked up the pilot for the comedy series Roadies, from writer/director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous). Now comes new that Showtime has ordered a second comedy pilot, with some unexpected talent involved.

According to an announcement by the network, Showtime has picked up half-hour comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a new series co-created, written and executive produced by Aline Brosh McKenna.

The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Marc Webb ...

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Showtime Gives Thumbs Up to Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's 'Roadies' Pilot

19 June 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Yet another film emigre to television is Cameron Crowe, a brainy writer-director who has not been well-served by the studio system. Showtime is producing an hour-long pilot for Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's long-wished half-hour comedy "Roadies," which will focus on a group of characters that works behind-the-scenes on a traveling rock tour. Showtime describes the proposed show as "an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way." Crowe's a natural for this kind of story--his semi-autobiographical "Almost Famous" is still one of the definitive entries in the canon of rock-n-roll films--so it's not surprising that he'll be writing and directing the pilot.  Abrams will executive produce, along with frequent collaborator Bryan Burk ("Lost") and "My So-Called Life" creator Winnie Holzman, who will work...

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- Jacob Combs

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Showtime Gives Thumbs Up to Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's 'Roadies' Pilot

19 June 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Yet another film emigre to television is Cameron Crowe, a brainy writer-director who has not been well-served by the studio system. Showtime is producing an hour-long pilot for Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams's long-wished half-hour comedy "Roadies," which will focus on a group of characters that works behind-the-scenes on a traveling rock tour. Showtime describes the proposed show as "an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way." Crowe's a natural for this kind of story--his semi-autobiographical "Almost Famous" is still one of the definitive entries in the canon of rock-n-roll films--so it's not surprising that he'll be writing and directing the pilot.  Abrams will executive produce, along with frequent collaborator Bryan Burk ("Lost") and "My So-Called Life" creator Winnie Holzman, who will work »

- Jacob Combs

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Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies' Pilot Picked Up by Showtime

18 June 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Showtime has picked up a one-hour pilot for Roadies, a new comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe that will follow the day-to-day life of the road crew for a successful touring rock band. The network describes the show as an examination of the "reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives" of the people who work diligently behind the scenes.

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The director, who fictionalized his experiences as a reporter for Rolling Stone in the 2000 movie Almost Famous and who captured the Seattle grunge scene in the 1992 movie Singles, »

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Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams are finally ready to roll with 'Roadies' pilot

18 June 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams have long wanted to do a TV series focused on the crew behind a large rock tour, and now they’re getting their chance: Showtime is set to produce an hour-long pilot for their potential half-hour comedy Roadies. The network describes the show as “an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.”

Crowe, who won an Oscar for writing Almost Famous, will pen and direct the pilot, which he’ll exec produce with Abrams, »

- Mandi Bierly

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Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies,' a Comedy Pilot About the Crew Powering Rock Concerts

18 June 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cameron Crowe's wonderful "Almost Famous" already gave us a look at a world of rock stars, groupies and music journalists, but his latest endeavor takes a look at the unexamined. "Roadies," a comedy TV pilot ordered by Showtime, will follow the lives of a group of crew members who tour with a rock group. Crowe has written and is expected to direct the pilot -- Tony nominee Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Wicked") will executive produce and serve as showrunner. Also executive producing are J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Kathy Lingg, all of whom also worked on CBS's "Person of Interest."  "Cameron Crowe is one of my all-time movie heroes," Showtime president David Nevins said. "Winnie Holzman created and wrote one of my favorite TV shows ever. J.J., among many other things, is a consummate television producer. Best of all: The comedy script they've come up with together is brilliant, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies,' a Comedy Pilot About the Crew Powering Rock Concerts

18 June 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Cameron Crowe's wonderful "Almost Famous" already gave us a look at a world of rock stars, groupies and music journalists, but his latest endeavor takes a look at the unexamined. "Roadies," a comedy TV pilot ordered by Showtime, will follow the lives of a group of crew members who tour with a rock group. Crowe has written and is expected to direct the pilot -- Tony nominee Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Wicked") will executive produce and serve as showrunner. Also executive producing are J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Kathy Lingg, all of whom also worked on CBS's "Person of Interest."  "Cameron Crowe is one of my all-time movie heroes," Showtime president David Nevins said. "Winnie Holzman created and wrote one of my favorite TV shows ever. J.J., among many other things, is a consummate television producer. Best of all: The comedy script they've come up with together is brilliant, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe’s Rock Comedy Series Roadies

18 June 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today, Showtime confirmed that it had given a pilot order to Roadies, a rock comedy series from Jerry Maguire filmmaker Cameron Crowe, My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams. Crowe, whose experiences working as a music journalist for Rolling Stone and directing The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty partially inspired the show, will both script and direct the pilot.

The series, which takes place during a successful rock tour, will focus on “the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.” It will mark a return to musical territory for Crowe, whose semi-autobiographical feature Almost Famous dealt with similar material (and won him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar).

Crowe said of the show’s premise:

“We’re fans of crews, those workers up on the rigging towers, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Showtime Picks Up Roadies Pilot From Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams

18 June 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Showtime is ready to rock.

The pay cabler has picked up Roadies, a comedy pilot penned by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) and chronicling the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the unsung background players – the crew members who help get the show on the road.

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Crowe — whose Almost Famous similarly offered a behind-the-scenes look at touring life — will write and will direct the one-hour pilot (which in success will spawn a half-hour series), while Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) will serve as showrunner. »

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Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe, Bad Robot Pilot ‘Roadies’

18 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime has ordered the Cameron Crowe written and directed pilot “Roadies” from Bad Robot, in association with Warner Bros. TV The comedy, also produced by Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, follows the day-to-day life of the unsung crew members of a successful rock and roll tour. The pilot will be an hour, the potential series would be a half-hour. See photo: J.J. Abrams Confirms Millennium Falcon Will Be in New ‘Star Wars’ in Tweet Begging Leaks to Stop Crowe (“Almost Famous”) will executive produce the pilot with showrunner Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”), J. J. Abrams (“Lost”) and Bryan Burk (also. »

- Tony Maglio

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Showtime Picks Up Cameron Crowe's New Comedy Series, Roadies

18 June 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Showtime has given a pilot production order to "Roadies," a comedy that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music.s unsung background players . the crew members who help get the show on the road. Cameron Crowe, who won an Oscar for chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life as witnessed by a Rolling Stone magazine cub reporter in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, wrote and will direct the one-hour pilot (for a potential half-hour series). Crowe will executive produce with Emmy and Tony nominee Winnie Holzman ("Huge," "My So-Called Life"), who will serve as showrunner, as well as Emmy winners J.J. Abrams ("Lost," Star Trek) and Bryan Burk ("Lost," "Fringe"). Kathy Lingg ("Person of Interest," "Revolution") is co-executive producer. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. »

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Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe-j.J. Abrams Comedy Pilot ‘Roadies’

18 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s soundcheck time at Showtime. The pay cabler has ordered a pilot for a comedy series from Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams revolving around roadies on a hot-ticket rock ‘n’ roll tour.

Crowe wrote the script and will direct the pilot for Warner Bros. TV’s “Roadies,” with Abrams on board as exec producer. Winnie Holzman, of “My So-Called Life” and “Wicked” fame, will serve as showrunner. The pilot will be an hourlong production but the prospective series is envisioned as a half-hour.

Cameron Crowe is one of my all-time movie heroes,” said Showtime entertainment prexy David Nevins. “Winnie Holzman created and wrote one of my favorite TV shows ever. J.J., among many other things, is a consummate television producer. Best of all: the comedy script they’ve come up with together is brilliant, original and full of life.”

Crowe and Abrams have been talking about collaborating on the project for some time. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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