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15 items from 2014


'Magic Mike Xxl' set to take it off in theaters July 2015

15 April 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Attention women and gay men everywhere: Your American Dreams are about to come true.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that the hotly anticipated sequel Magic Mike Xxl will be released July 3, 2015, just in time for Independence Day. The original 2012 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and starred Channing Tatum, and was loosely based on the actor’s own experiences as a young male dancer. Tatum is currently writing the sequel, which will be directed by Gregory Jacobs, Soderbergh’s assistant on the first film and many of his other work.

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- Jake Perlman

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Peter Chan Starts Chinese Kidnap Drama ‘Children’

3 April 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – Director Peter Chan Ho-sun will reteam with Tong Dawei and Zhang Ji, his star and screenwriter from hit “American Dreams In China,” for a new dramatic film about parents who have been separated from their children.

The film has an impressive cast of younger generation stars including Zhao Wei (“Red Cliff”,) Huang Bo “(Lost In Thailand”,) Hao Lei (“Summer Palace”,) and Zhang Yi “(Beijing Love Story”).

It has no official English title yet, though its Chinese title (親愛的小孩) translates as “Dear Children.” Production starts from this week (April 4).

Chan’s “American Dreams” was an aspirational story about language teaching, self- improvement and the limits of friendship that was typical of a wave of low-budget, audience-friendly Chinese features that became break-out hits last year.

After a couple of bigger budget misfires and the $95 million Chinese gross of “American Dreams,” Chan (pictured) promised to return to making simpler, more relevant films for Chinese audiences. »

- Patrick Frater

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The Youngest Lawrence Brother -- What's He Look Like Now?

27 March 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Back in the day, it was alllll about The Lawrence Brothers.Joey was the hot one, Matthew was the cute one and Andy was the adorable baby of the group, costarring together on the short-lived TV show "Brotherly Love."While Joey never really left the public eye, going on to star on everything from "American Dreams" and a ton of TV movies to "Dancing with the Stars," the other two have kept lower profiles.But now, 26-year-old Andrew is popping back into the limelight with a guest-starring role on his big brother's current series, "Melissa and Joey."He'll appear in an episode airing next Wednesday, playing a teacher who gets aggravated when Melissa's nephew interrupts his class to try and woo one of his students.Check out the sneak peek clip above to see what Andrew looks like now. And click the gallery below to see how Joey, Matthew and »

- tooFab Staff

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Tom Verica Cast In ABC Pilot ‘How To Get Away’; Morgan Spector In NBC’s ‘Coercion’

10 March 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tom Verica (American Dreams) has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. The sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor, Annalise Dewitt (Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Paradigm-repped Verica will play Annalise’s husband Tom, a psychology professor who comes from a long line of academic royalty. Morgan Spector (The Last Airbender) is set as a series regular in the NBC drama pilot Coercion, based on an Israeli format. The high-octane thriller revolves around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Brittany Snow to reprise role in Pitch Perfect 2

15 February 2014 12:05 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Brittany Snow has signed up for Pitch Perfect 2.

The actress will reprise her role as Chloe in the musical comedy sequel, rejoining co-stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, reports Deadline.

Written by Kay Cannon, Pitch Perfect followed Becca (Kendrick), who joins an all-female a cappella group Bellas with Chloe and Aubrey (Anna Camp) as co-leaders. Cannon is also penning the sequel.

Pitch Perfect 2 will mark Banks's directorial debut. The first movie was helmed by Jason Moore.

Snow is best known for her role in NBC drama series American Dreams, as well as movies John Tucker Must Die, Hairspray and Prom Night.

Pitch Perfect 2 will launch in 2015.

Watch the trailer for Pitch Perfect below: »

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David Semel To Direct ‘Madam Secretary’; Jeff Reiner To Helm ‘Salvation’

3 February 2014 1:31 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sought-after pilot director David Semel is spoken for this season, as he has been tapped to helm CBS’ drama pilot Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni. The project, from creator/exec producer Barbara Hall and exec producer Morgan Freeman, explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Wme-repped Semel has directed the pilots for such series as American Dreams, Heroes, No Ordinary Family, Person Of Interest and most recently TNT’s Legends and CBS’ Intelligence. Related: Tea Leoni To Star In CBS Drama Pilot ‘Madam Secretary’ Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) is set to direct NBC’s drama pilot Salvation, from Liz Heldens, Universal TV and David Janollari Entertainment. The family saga is set against the backdrop of a Texas mega church where faith, family and corruption are explored in equal measure. »

- ERIK PEDERSEN

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Ally Lattman Takes On We tv Scripted Role

29 January 2014 7:10 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ally Lattman has joined We tv as a scripted programming consultant. She will work for Cheryl Bloch, who came on board in October as Svp Scripted Programming, We tv’s first scripted executive, as the network is entering the genre. Lattman will be heavily involved in the day-to-day oversight of We tv’s first scripted series, drama The Divide and will bring in new development projects and work on existing ones. Lattman is coming off a brief stint as VP Development for Cartel Entertainment. She previously worked at Universal TV, where she was involved in American Dreams and The District; as VP Television at Lionsgate, where she helped develop Weeds, Mad Men and the Crash series; and as VP TV Development at Piller-Segan-Shepherd. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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American Stories Told By Foreign Directors

27 January 2014 11:06 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Mark Pinkert

Contributor

There was an interesting phenomenon in film this year that deserves a second look: many of the most recognizably “American” films of 2013 were directed by foreigners and, of those films, two feature almost entirely foreign casts.

First, to be clear, when I say “American” films, I’m not referring to stories that simply take place here; rather, I’m looking at films that are germane to the American narrative, to our history and cultural zeitgeist–really, Americana as opposed to just American. Films like The Great Gatsby, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Captain Phillips–which bring to life classic American literature, histories, and recent events–are the best examples. (Gravity is a tough sell for this list, but does fit insofar as it deals with the space program, a prominent feature of 20th century, Cold War America.) The second criterion, then, is to have a foreign director, »

- Mark Pinkert

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Release Date For The Last Of Us: Left Behind Appears Online

15 January 2014 4:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Naughty Dog’s story-based Dlc for 2013’s critically-adorned PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us: Left Behind, may be slated to release on February 14th, according to a photo posted on NeoGaf. The image, which was taken from the Us Psn store, seems to reveal that the add-on will also include a dynamic theme and comic in the vein of the American Dreams miniseries.

Though the studio have remained mum on the release date for The Last of Us: Left Behind hitherto, it’s understood that the additional content was originally intended sometime within the December-January timeframe. With that said, given that Friday is an unorthodox release date for digital content on the PlayStation Store, it’s best taking this news with a grain of salt.

Priced at $14.99, The Last of Us: Left Behind is very much a prequel to Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic tale, and one that is reportedly lighter »

- Michael Briers

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Brittany Snow To Star in New ABC Sitcom

13 January 2014 11:40 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Brittany Snow is one of those actresses who has really grown on me over the years. She is most well-known for the show, American Dreams, but she has done quite a bit since. The thing is, she has been taking quite a bit of roles in horror films in the last five years. She went [&hellip

Brittany Snow To Star in New ABC Sitcom »

- Remy Carreiro

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Melissa Havard, Consultant to Film & TV on Health Issues, Dies at 51

2 January 2014 3:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Melissa Addis Caplan Havard, a consultant to TV series including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Law and Order: Svu” and films “The Insider,” “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking” and a onetime teacher at Los Angeles Film School, died on Dec. 19 in Duarte, Calif. She was 51 and had been battling leukemia.

From 1997 to 2004, Havard was the director of the entertainment initiative for the Office of Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control, where she was the force behind campaigns that included high-profile public service announcements urging viewers to quit smoking such as one starring Christy Turlington (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0giJbX_reZ0) and Esai Morales’ “Quit for the ones you love” ad.

Her job was to be the liaison to the creative community providing accurate science and materials for set dressing for inclusion in tobacco-related storylines. Other films and TV series on which she worked included “Coach Carter, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Melissa Havard, Consultant to Film & TV on Health Issues, Dies at 51

2 January 2014 3:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Melissa Addis Caplan Havard, a consultant to TV series including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Law and Order: Svu” and films “The Insider,” “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking” and a onetime teacher at Los Angeles Film School, died on Dec. 19 in Duarte, Calif. She was 51 and had been battling leukemia.

From 1997 to 2004, Havard was the director of the entertainment initiative for the Office of Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control, where she was the force behind campaigns that included high-profile public service announcements urging viewers to quit smoking such as one starring Christy Turlington (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0giJbX_reZ0) and Esai Morales’ “Quit for the ones you love” ad.

Her job was to be the liaison to the creative community providing accurate science and materials for set dressing for inclusion in tobacco-related storylines. Other films and TV series on which she worked included “Coach Carter, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Arts preview 2014: daredevils

1 January 2014 4:22 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Theatrical hell-raisers and the art world's enfants terribles take centre stage in our roundup of the biggest risk-takers of 2014

Theatre

Oh! What a Lovely War

Theatre-maker Joan Littlewood was a visionary, an iconoclast and a subversive. Her 1963 "documentary collage" about the bitter ironies of the first world war was way ahead of its time, using popular period song and hard-hitting testimony. Lyn Gardner Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15 (020-8534 0310), 1 February to 15 May.

Macbeth

Shakespeare's dark tale as you've never seen it before, taking place in a secret location from dawn to dusk. Party with Duncan, bed down in Macbeth's castle on the 27th floor of a tower block, glimpse the witches in an underground car park, and join the feast at which Banquo will be an uninvited guest. The spectres will be bloody – but the food will be vegetarian. LG Secret location, London, 4 April to 31 May.

Grit

This »

- Lyn Gardner, Andrew Dickson, Jonathan Jones, Adrian Searle, Imogen Tilden, Andrew Clements, Tom Service, Mark Lawson, Tim Jonze, Brian Logan, Oliver Wainwright, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Henry Barnes, Judith Mackrell

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Arts preview 2014: daredevils

1 January 2014 4:22 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Theatrical hell-raisers and the art world's enfants terribles take centre stage in our roundup of the biggest risk-takers of 2014

Theatre

Oh! What a Lovely War

Theatre-maker Joan Littlewood was a visionary, an iconoclast and a subversive. Her 1963 "documentary collage" about the bitter ironies of the first world war was way ahead of its time, using popular period song and hard-hitting testimony. Lyn Gardner Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15 (020-8534 0310), 1 February to 15 May.

Macbeth

Shakespeare's dark tale as you've never seen it before, taking place in a secret location from dawn to dusk. Party with Duncan, bed down in Macbeth's castle on the 27th floor of a tower block, glimpse the witches in an underground car park, and join the feast at which Banquo will be an uninvited guest. The spectres will be bloody – but the food will be vegetarian. LG Secret location, London, 4 April to 31 May.

Grit

This »

- Lyn Gardner, Andrew Dickson, Jonathan Jones, Adrian Searle, Imogen Tilden, Andrew Clements, Tom Service, Mark Lawson, Tim Jonze, Brian Logan, Oliver Wainwright, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Henry Barnes, Judith Mackrell

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