9 items from 2011
A recent controversy has hit the mainstream media over a female actor’s lawsuit against the entertainment industry website imdb.com. For those who aren’t familiar with the site, IMDb (Internet Movie Data Base) is an electronic resume and resource for anyone who has ever worked on a movie/tv show/dog food commercial, ever. It’s not always accurate, but it’s the go-to site for people to look up credits, find the latest movie trailers, and find out who’s doing what and where, without the gossipy, irritating tone adopted by other entertainment sites. It’s mainly for industry insiders.
The actor in question’s age was listed and was considered by the actor to be a violation of her privacy – mainly because she didn’t want to be seen as “over the hill”. She has sued the IMDb for $1 million in loses. For the full story, »
- Devjani Raha
It would be easy to say it's all in the genes for Rosanna Arquette.
As the eldest child of a pair of actor/directors as well as the eldest sibling of a now firmly-established Hollywood family, it only seems natural that she would have grown up to be an accomplished actor and director in her own right.
But the road to the present has been about much more than genetics for the accomplished actress. The impact she's made on countless films, including Crash, The Whole Nine Yards, as well as with the role of Jodi, the wife of drug-dealer Lance in Quentin Tarantino's modern classic Pulp Fiction (which debuts on Blu-ray this Tuesday) is only part of the whole that has been her life and career.
In more recent years, she's made her mark as a documentarian with the 2002's Searching for Debra Winger, a documentary about what it »
With HBO sibling Cinemax rapidly ramping up its original primetime series development and production, the channel is now getting a dedicated programming executive. Former Film Department exec Scott Nemes will shepherd the development and production of original series for Cinemax, reporting to HBO Miniseries president Kary Antholis, who has been overseeing Cinemax's original programming efforts. Nemes, a former child actor, was most recently Svp production and development at film financing/production company The Film Department, which folded in May. He previously worked at at Immortal Entertainment, where he co-produced My Baby’s Daddy for Miramax and developed the films Kiss of the Dragon for Fox, Life Without Dick for Columbia and Searching for Debra Winger for Showtime. Cinemax's first primetime original series, Strike Back, launched on Friday to solid ratings. The channel, primarily known for its latenight erotic programming, has 2 more series in the pipeline, The Sector and The Transporter, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Apparently, some interesting names are being rumored for the roles in the whole thing, and they are Susan Sarandon, Rosanna’s brother David Arquette and Adam Brody. Not bad at all for a directorial debut.
At this moment not much is known about the movie, but we learned that the script comes from Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, and that it will center on an eccentric mother in Connecticut who learns she is dying and brings her three adult children back home for a weekend.
As you already guess, Sarandon is in talks to play the mother, Brody is negotiations for the part of Sarandon’s son, while David Arquette is eyeing the role of a man who owns a nearby bar, »
Susan Sarandon, David Arquette and Adam Brody are in talks to star in Rosanna Arquette's feature directorial debut "Hemlock Drive."According to Variety, Kristin Holt is producing with Tracey Adam, Sascha Hecks and HDFilms' Jace Hall executive producing.The script, by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, focuses on a dying mother who gets her three children to set up a living funeral for her so that she can reunite her family before she dies.Production is set to begin this September in Louisiana.Rosanna Arquette has directed the documentaries "All We Are Saying" and "Searching for Debra Winger."Sarandon is currently shooting the financial thriller "Arbitrage" with Richard Gere.David Arquette and Adam Brody can be currently seen in "Scream 4." »
- Adnan Tezer
Rosanna Arquette, David's sister, is probably best known as Eric Stoltz' spacey wife in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, but the actress is a director in her own right. She's helmed two docs (Searching For Debra Winger and All We Are Saying, about the film and music industry respectively) and now she's making her first foray into feature directing with a dramedy called Hemlock Drive.
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- Anna Breslaw
Filed under: Movie News
Rosanna Arquette's feature directorial debut 'Hemlock Drive,' about a dying mother who enlists her three grown children to throw her a living funeral in an attempt to unite her family, is picking up steam. According to Variety, Susan Sarandon and 'Scream 4' stars David Arquette and Adam Brody are in negotiations to star in the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in September in Louisiana. Rosanna Arquette's prior outings behind the camera were the documentaries 'Searching for Debra Winger' and 'All We Are Saying.'
Robert Zemeckis has had a decade-long hiatus from live-action films (his last was 2000's 'Cast Away'), concentrating on performance-capture and animated movies such as 'The Polar Express,' 'A Christmas Carol' and the recent dud 'Mars Needs Moms.' Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the director is in negotiations to helm 'Flight, »
- Harley W. Lond
A trio of actors are now in negotiations to star in Rosanna Arquette’s next directorial effort. Susan Sarandon, David Arquette and Adam Brody are in talks to star in the dramedy Hemlock Drive. The Wrap reports that the film centers on an eccentric mother in Connecticut who learns she is dying and brings her three adult children back home for a weekend. Sarandon is in talks to play the mother, while David Arquette is eyeing the role of a man who owns a nearby bar. Brody is negotiations for the part of Sarandon’s son. The script was written by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, and marks the narrative feature directorial debut of Rosanna Arquette, as she previously helmed the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger and All We Are Saying. Given the Terms of Endearment-esque nature of Hemlock Drive’s plot, it’s easy to see Arquette’s attraction to the project. »
- Adam Chitwood
Rosanna Arquette is making her return to the director's chair, with her first feature, Hemlock Drive . Arquette was previously behind the camera on two successful documentaries, Searching for Debra Winger and All We Are Saying . Hemlock Drive , written by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, is about a dying Mother who, in a desperate attempt to unite and bond her family, enlists her three grown children to throw her a living funeral. Jace Hall's production company Hdfilms (ABC series "V," "The Morning After" on Hulu) is working with UK-based, Lex Filmed Entertainment. Kristin Holt is producing, Tracey Adam, Sascha Hecks and Jace Hall are Executive Producers. The film will begin principal photography this September in Louisiana. Producers are in »
9 items from 2011
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