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The Producers Guild will give its annual awards on Jan. 19, 2014. Here's the full list of TV nominees:
"30 for 30"
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
The rest of the drama series pack is comprised of usual suspects: AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” which won the 2013 trophy. Notably absent from the race this time around is AMC’s “Mad Men,” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” is sitting it out for the second year in a row after winning in 2012.
Broadcast network shows fared better in the comedy series heat: NBC’s “30 Rock,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s “Modern Family” got noms along with HBO’s “Veep.” “Modern Family” has taken the trophy for three consecutive years.
The non-fiction category repped a range of genres and formats: Espn’s “30 for 30,” CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” A »
- Cynthia Littleton
It’s that time of year, PopWatchers — when otherwise responsible parents camp out and expose their children to threateningly low temperatures in order to see questionable lip synching and larger-than-life icons on puppet strings. No, I’m not talking about a Today show performance by One Direction… but close! It’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!Like any good spectacular, there was no shortage of 11th-hour drama: High winds in New York City nearly scuttled this year’s march through Manhattan (for only the second time in 87 years), but justice — and giant balloons! – prevailed. So buckle in, turkeys, because »
- Lanford Beard
Ariana made all of our holidays dreams come true this Thanksgiving when she performed her new take on a classic Christmas song on top of a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was extra grand this year, thanks to a sweet and sexy performance from one of our favorite young singers – Ariana Grande! The 20-year-old songbird totally stole the show as she danced and sang on a dazzling parade float on Nov. 28. Watch the video here!
Ariana Grande Performing At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Ariana had the crowd rocking with her high-energy performance! (Dora the Explorer certainly seemed to enjoy it, anyway.)
Is it just us, or is Ariana getting better with each live performance?
Ariana has already given us so much joy this holiday season! The sexy »
It takes more than a gust of wind to ground the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone and more wowed the huge crowd who braved the winter winds to kick off of the 2013 holiday season.
Despite threats from the “Gobblegeddon” storm that grounded millions of travelers this Thanksgiving holiday, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade went off without a hitch Nov. 28. Performers like Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, and Kellie Pickler stunned in a memorable show that also included Fifth Harmony and the Duck Dynasty clan.
Ariana and Austin are on fire — even in the ice! Both stars have had spectacular years, and the stylish “Right There” singer continued her overall pop culture dominance as she performed a medley of her hits on Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer float. Austin rocked it as well, »
- HL Intern
Amazon.com today announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for cutting-edge commercial hits such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This groundbreaking multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Here's what Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon had to say in a statement.
"We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love. As always, we monitor DVD and digital sales very closely and A24 movies such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring are exceptionally popular among our customers. This new deal with A24 allows us to offer those same titles to our Prime Instant Video customers soon after they are released »
Joey Dedio is a veteran of film, stage and television. As a youngster, Dedio appeared in After School Specials and on the NBC soap opera Another World; portrayed the title role in the NBC Series “The Karate Kid”; and served as the voice of “Wheeler” on the animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” As an adult, Dedio has worked as a regular in the serial “Sunset Beach”; guest-starred on such dramas as “Law and Order” and “Chicago Hope”; originated the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play “Skin”; and appeared in more than 15 films, including the Sundance competition drama Strays. Taking on additional roles, the multitalented Dedio wrote, produced, and starred in Downtown: A Street Tale and produced the award-winning documentary “The Providence Effect.” Dedio plays the title role in Tio Papi, which he co-wrote and produced.
Joey will be in St. Louis to screen Tio Papi as part of The St. »
- Tom Stockman
The Pixar film process is highly iterative – what could fiction writers learn from its collaborative and experimental approach?
Being an author can be a lonely business. As a very reluctant reader in my own adolescence, I wanted to write stories that would inspire kids to crack open a book instead of load up a video game. But I didn't quite expect the isolation that comes with a writer's life.
Alone in my home office or surrounded by strangers in the coffee shop, my only colleagues are my characters. And while I do talk to them (yes, aloud, and yes, in the café), they don't make for great water cooler moments.
As I was wrestling with my self-imposed solitary confinement, I had a chance to meet Mary Coleman, the development executive at Pixar at the writer-centric Austin Film Festival (I had a little zombie film showing). The encounter changed my entire approach to creativity. »
The company’s leading Wall Street critic, Bernstein Research’s Todd Juenger, raises the provocative idea this morning in a report that questions whether Viacom‘s stock — now hovering around its all-time high — can continue to rise. The share price has appreciated 55.4% so far in 2013 as investors grew confident that the company had reversed a startling decline in Nickelodeon’s ratings that began to show in late 2011. CEO Philippe Dauman says the turnaround largely reflects the success of new programs including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But Juenger says this morning that the ratings gains — and improvements in ad sales — are about to slow. Nickelodeon benefited in part because it began to target pre-Kindergarten viewers from 8:30 Am-2 Pm — loading up on programs such as Dora The Explorer, Umizoomi, and Bubble Guppies – while Nick Jr focused on franchises “with arguably less audience appeal.” As a result “Nick Jr. lost about 250- »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor
If you've got a little bit of a sadistic side (and let's be honest, if you watch X Factor every week, then you must) the Judges' Houses round is the apex of the series.
At this stage the acts are one step away from the Live Shows and the chance to be the next Leona, One Direction, James Arthur or Rikki Loney (ahem). At the same time they're also one step away from rejection, humiliation and having to return to performing back down at the Dog and Duck for a packet of Scampi Fries and half a shandy.
"I need to have the winner. »
After 14 years reporting from the red carpet, our film diarist bids farewell with a selection of glilttering memories…
Trash was born at Cannes in 1999, when the idea struck me that the best way to cover this polymorphously perverse festival was through a diary. So it's probably in that environment that my column has thrived most. It coincided with the rise of the "festival circuit", and I was fortunate to have the willing co-operation of the Observer and the festivals themselves in getting to cover so many of them.
I still recall the jolt of a morning vodka with Alan Parker in Moscow where, because his Pink Floyd film The Wall was the most famous bootleg of the Soviet era, he is some kind of deity. Marrakech is a wonderful setting for a film festival and I shall cherish an afternoon with Martin Scorsese there, even though he spilt »
- Jason Solomons
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Jimmy Fallon in a lip sync-off with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephen Merchant; Dora The Explorer By Michael Bay; a knockout compilation from GTA V; a homeless man doing Breaking Bad impressions for food; and some truly amazing celebrity portraits by Martin Schoeller. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!
- Justin Vactor
Meet Joey Dedio, an independent filmmaker and actor, whose passion project Tio Papi makes its way into movie theaters September 6. CineMovie is with the star/writer/producer and his two young co-stars.
Not everyone waits for Hollywood to come calling. Joey Dedio has been producing films independently for a few years. His latest project, Tio Papi has the multi-hyphenate playing a bachelor forced to take in his sister’s six children after their parents die in a car accident. As Uncle Daddy, Ray Ray must decide over family or his own desires.
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Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa, seen here with Pizza Steve, Gus, and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger.
Artist Willy Elder called it “chicken fat” – the extra background gags he’d cram into his art for Mad, Little Annie Fanny, and elsewhere. He described it as “The part of the soup that is bad for you, but where all the flavor is.” Cartoon Network’s new Uncle Grandpa is slopping over with “chicken fat”, but manages not to drown in it. It successfully answers the question, “What if Mary Poppins were not only male, but an idiot”?
A spin-off from Peter Browngardt’s previous effort, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, the title character is described as “Everybody in the world’s Uncle and Grandpa”, a magic character that drives around in an enchanted Rv with his compatriots Gus the world’s strongest monster, Pizza Steve (a sentient slice of pizza) and Giant Realistic »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, today announced the arrival of hundreds of hours of popular reality TV series, comedy and children’s entertainment on the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service following a deal with worldwide entertainment leader Viacom International Media Networks (Vimn). The wide selection of new shows will allow members of LOVEFiLM Instant in the UK to experience some of the greatest entertainment from across Vimn’s exciting broadcast portfolio – which includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Comedy Central. Reality TV fans can now consume entire seasons of hit series The Hills, Teen Mom and Jersey Shore, as well the British smash-hit spin-off Geordie Shore. Ashton Kutcher’s celebrity prank show Punk’d is also available to stream. Also available from today –– is a whole host of quality children’s entertainment, with popular series now available including Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award-winners Dora The Explorer and Blue’s Clues, BAFTA Award®-winner »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
London – Amazon's U.K. online streaming video service LoveFilm on Thursday unveiled a licensing deal with Viacom International Media Networks for a slew of programming, including reality TV hits Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and The Hills. The deal gives LoveFilm content from Viacom's portfolio of channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Comedy Central. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Ashton Kutcher’s celebrity prank show Punk’d will also be available to stream. LoveFilm also will make a slew of children’s entertainment available, such as Dora The Explorer, Blue’s Clues and SpongeBob SquarePants. LoveFilm content strategy director Chris Bird said the deal
- Stuart Kemp
LoveFilm has acquired a number of new reality series as part of a new deal with Viacom.
The Hills, Jersey Shore, Geordie Shore and Teen Mum will all be available to watch as part of the Viacom International Media Networks (Vimn) deal.
"We're thrilled to announce the arrival of hundreds of great shows from prestigious broadcasters such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon," said Chris Bird, Director of Content Strategy at LoveFilm.
"These new additions to our already extensive selection of entertainment will offer our members - kids and adults alike - more variety than ever before."
David Lynn, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Vimn UK, added: "This is a great way for our audience »
What has children’s television come to be today? Mostly garbage! Dora The Explorer? That Dora The Explorer spin off? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse? I’m a huge fan of Mickey Mouse. I’m that twenty-two year old grown man who wears a Mickey Mouse watch, but if I hear that hot dog song one more time, I am going to lose my mind and Dora, please realize that The Map Is In Your Backpack, It’S Always There. What Is Wrong With You? I digress.
The humor, in my honest opinion, is watered down and closer to gone. What happened to the greats that raised most of us to become the awesome people we are today? They disappeared! Most of the shows on this list aren’t syndicated on television today. A few of them are, but what about the rest?
This is a personal list of shows that I watched growing up, »
- C.E. Reimer
The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Fri. Aug. 23 'Lighting of the Tree' Long Wharf Theatre 2013-14 Season 'Troop 150' Sat. Aug. 24 'All in the Timing' Universal Studios Japan Dollywood Christmas Season 'Dora the Explorer Live!' 'Frosty the Snowman' 'MacBeth' Sun. Aug. 25 'MacBeth' 'The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)' Universal Studios Japan Mon. Aug. 26 'Frost/Nixon' 'Hair' 'Hinckley' 'Rfk' 'To the Moon' Tue. Aug. 27 'Frost/Nixon' 'Hinckley' Playwrights' Center Season Auditions 'Rfk' 'The Mountaintop' 'The Other Place' 'The Seven' 'To the Moon' 'Tribes' Wed. Aug. 28 Playwrights' Center Season Auditions 'Rough Cut' 'To the Moon' Thurs. Aug. 29 Click here to search for auditions. »
Netflix is continuing its fight for a key demographic it has yet to pin down: families.
On Thursday, the company announced that it would be partnering with Scholastic to bring more children's television shows to the streaming-video site before school resumes.
Multiple seasons of many Scholastic TV shows, including "Harry the Dirty Dog" and "Danny the Dinosaur," will be available to stream. Netflix also added more seasons of Scholastic's "The Magic School Bus" and "Goosebumps," which premiered on Netflix this summer.
While Netflix has 38 million members worldwide, the majority of its subscribers don't have children. According to digital advertising company Quantcast, 56 percent of Netflix's streaming customers are childless. Enticing parents, ever eager to find new ways to entertain their children, to subscribe is one way Netflix can substantially grow its number of customers.
The Scholastic deal is also Netflix's latest volley against Amazon Prime Instant Video. In June, Amazon announced »
- The Huffington Post
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