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Paramount Television has named Jessica Rovins its new exec vice president of communications, Variety has learned.
Rovins is currently senior vice president of publicity at Paramount Pictures and will stay on to oversee coverage of upcoming summer releases “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” and “Terminator Genisys” before transitioning into her new role. She will report to Paramount TV president Amy Powell.
“I have had the privilege to work with Jessica for many years now and am thrilled that she will be joining our team as we continue to grow our portfolio,” said Powell. “She is valued by both the media and our creative partners as a strategic and talented executive, and I know she will play a critical role in shaping the television studio and our story going forward.”
- Whitney Friedlander
Jack Black movie “Micronations” has found a producer in the Buffalo Film Company. The comedy will reunite the “School of Rock” funnyman with director Jared Hess; the duo previously worked together on “Nacho Libre.” The “Micronations” screenplay was penned by “New Girl” writers Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes. Brandt Andersen, Dave Hunter and Hess are producing the film under their newly launched banner Buffalo Film Company. Jack Black‘s company, Electric Dynamite, and Damon Ross (also of “Nacho Libre”) will produce as well. In “Micronations,” a lovable oddball finds a place to belong among the bizarre and ridiculous world of “do-it-yourself countries, »
- Tony Maglio
Good news for Comingsoon.net's Joshua Starnes. He can recycle his critique of Pitch Perfect (2012) for its sequel: "Pitch Perfect isn't particularly bad. It isn't particularly anything. And that's what's most disappointing about it."
The low-costing original Pitch took in $113,042,075 worldwide on a production budget of $17 million, which deemed it the second highest grossing comedy/musical since 1984, losing the top spot only to School of Rock (2003). No wonder there is a follow-up.
The semi-sad result is that although Pitch 2 is mostly painless, with several fine musical numbers, especially Snoop Dogg's Christmas duet with Anna Kendrick's Beta, the dialogue voiced between the often agreeable a cappella chorals seldom rises above the lame. "I'd like to be the brisket in that man sandwich" is possibly passable. "The air we're breathing now is 90% fart" isn't. "Fart" also appears as a password to get into a party of sorts, but it must »
- Brandon Judell
Next week marks the 35th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and it will be screening during the 16th season of Film on the Rocks on June 9th. Also in this round-up: a Dark Was the Night trailer and listing information for the house from Poltergeist.
The Shining 35th Anniversary Screening: Press Release -- "Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues announced the line-up for the 2015 edition of Film on the Rocks (Fotr). Presented by Pepsi, the 16th season includes nine events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.
"Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to Summer and Film on the Rocks is a Colorado Summer tradition," said Britta Erickson, Festival Director for the Denver Film Society. "We are so excited to kick off the season on the holiday weekend and bring cult-classic and fan-favorite films, great »
- Tamika Jones
Exclusive: Mia Wasikowska thriller goes to France, Germany ahead of June 15 shoot.
Writer-director Martin Koolhoven’s (Winter in Wartime) upcoming thriller Brimstone, starring Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars), Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker), Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga) and Carice van Houten (Black Book), has closed key deals and added finance ahead of its June 15 shoot.
Among pre-sales to close for Embankment Films are Germany (Koch Media) and France (The Jokers Films) with savvy French outfit Back-Up Media and Holland’s N279 Entertainment arranging financing on the film with London-based New Sparta Films and Filmwave.
In Brimstone, Wasikowska will play a heroine on the run from her past, chased by a diabolical preacher played by Pearce. Set in the American West, Paterson is set to play an outlaw.
The film will shoot in Romania, Spain and Germany »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Exclusive: Studio swoops on Mickey Rourke comedy-drama in North America, UK, Australia, more.
Paramount Home Media Distribution (Phmd) has snapped up all rights to Tribeca debut Ashby in North America, the UK, Germany, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, and Switzerland, as well as Pan Asia Pay TV and worldwide airlines.
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Sarah Silverman (School of Rock) and Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) star in the well-received coming-of-age comedy-drama, written and directed by Tony McNamara.
In what is understood to be a multi-million dollar deal, including a theatrical component, the film will get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in the Us. The release is tentatively scheduled for fall 2015.
The deal was negotiated by Paramount Home Media Distribution, CAA, UTA Independent Film Group, and Bankside Films.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Chicago – The recently completed 2015 Chicago Critics Festival was heavy on celebrity and filmmaker appearances. One of those special appearances was Oscar nominated actress Joan Cusack, who represented the film “The End of the Tour” on May 6th, and her Q&A was moderated by film critic Richard Roeper.
HollywoodChicago.com talked to both personalities, regarding their careers and their appearances at the 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff).
Joan Cusack of “The End of the Tour”
Joan Cusack is a Chicago treasure, having grown up in nearby Evanston and having begun her movie career with a shot-in-Chicago classic, “My Bodyguard.” From there, she has garnered two Academy Award nominations for Supporting Actress in “Working Girl” and “In & Out.” She also key roles in classics like “Broadcast News,” “Say Anything…,” “School of Rock” and voice work in the “Toy Story” series. She appeared at the Ccff on behalf of director James Ponsoldt »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Jack Black isn't holding anything back! The comedian stopped by Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live," with his "D Train" costar James Marsden ... where the guys played a game of "Plead the Fifth" and "School of C**k" with host Andy Cohen. Check out the video above to see what Black said about kissing a guy, his ex-girlfriend Kathy Griffin and farting in public! We think it's pretty impressive that Jack didn't "Plead the Fifth" once ... even when Andy asked him to reveal the farthest he's gone with another guy and Kathy's "freak number." "I kissed a dude once, on the lips," the 45-year-old actor confessed. "There was tongue." The "School of Rock" star also opened up about his equally famous and funny ex-girlfriend, adding that that the red-headed comedienne was especially "liberal" in the bedroom. "She was very liberal with her freakiness. It was enjoyable I have to confess, »
- tooFab Staff
Jack Black's new film, "The D Train" is -- believe it or not -- the comedian's 46th movie. He made his film debut as a political groupie in 1992's "Bob Roberts." He was also Sean Penn's brother in "Dead Man Walking," the head of "The Nasties" in "The Neverending Story III," and target practice for Bruce Willis in "The Jackal."
But none of those roles made a mark: It's his wild child rock persona we loved in "School of Rock" and "High Fidelity," not to mention his teddy-bear soft side in "The Holiday" and the movies that prove he can more than hold his own as a dramatic actor. (Insert off-color joke here.)
Raise your goblet of rock to toast his 17 best movie roles. »
- Sharon Knolle
There is so much HitFix at HitFix.com. In the HitFix Daily Snap, we'll round up key features from the site worth reading and re-reading. Get into it. Sterling Cooper Daenerys Targaryen Alan Sepinwall somehow manages to absorb and understand the drama of "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones" without exploding. Congrats to him and the human race for producing such a brave specimen. Flip Your Wiig Has any former "SNL" cast member been more aggressive and savvy than Kristen Wiig in picking movie projects? Her filmography is already dotted with great moments. She's proven herself a bankable thespian. We picked ten of her finest non-"SNL" gems. How I Spent My Schumer Vacation This is why I wake up every morning and scream "God bless you, Kris Tapley!" to the sky. Our awards guru looked at 15 under-the-radar movies coming to theaters this summer. We've got Amy Schumer (feat. Tilda Swinton! »
- Louis Virtel
Fans of the Barden Bellas rejoice! Universal Pictures has released 8 brand new clips to further tease Pitch Perfect 2, the Elizabeth Banks-helmed sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit toplined by Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow. All three stars are returning, along with the rest of the Bellas, and there are few major additions to the cast, most promiment of them being Hailee Steinfeld as a new addition to the acapella champs. The clips pull from the run-up to the Bellas competing at the World Championship of Acapella, which will serve as the climax to the impending sequel. This also puts the film in weirdly close company with The Mighty Ducks 2, which also upgraded the franchise's conflict from local and national competitions to an international head-to-head battle. Well, actually, that tends to be the game with nearly any sports-centric film sequel, come to think of it. [complextv contentid="ZmMWt1dDrNvgSVXuGT3cCI_8Nyd7X2dI" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] [caption id="attachment_372676" align="alignright" width="352"] Image via Universal[/caption] Regardless, »
- Chris Cabin
A sign that the reboot craze may be spiraling a bit out of hand: Even the Thermians of Galaxy Quest are getting a revival of their favorite show.
Related X-Files Revival Officially Ordered at Fox
The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a space series that has long been off the air. During an appearance at a fan convention, they »
Robert Gordon, who co-wrote the DreamWorks feature with David Howard, is in negotiations to work on the TV adaptation, as are original director Dean Parisot and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The movie’s conceit — revolving around the cast of a beloved 1970s sci-fi TV series who are inadvertently reunited for a real space trek to help an alien race — seems tailor-made for a series rendition.
In the years since “Quest” was released, Parisot has become a busy television helmer, while Johnson and Bernstein have scaled the heights with “Breaking Bad,” “Rectify” and “Better Call Saul,” among other shows.
Paramount has been mining its film vault for properties with built-in brand names to develop as TV series. Par revived its TV wing »
- Cynthia Littleton
There have been a lot of movies getting the small screen treatment in recent months. Everything from Minority Report, Evil Dead, Resident Evil, The Mortal Instruments, American Gigolo, School Of Rock, Shooter, and more. Whether these shows all come to fruition or not, the odds are they will not all be as good as Hannibal, Bates Motel, or Fargo. But, if there is one series adaptation I want to work more than any of them, it is Galaxy Quest. Dean Parisot's 1999 comedy starring Tim Allen, »
- Alex Maidy
The comedy follows Dan (Black), a man eager for popularity who finds himself organising his high school reunion.
Desperate for the night to be a success, Dan tries to convince the most popular guy from school Oliver Lawless (Marsden) to attend the evening.
Dan travels to La to persuade the national advert star, but finds himself regretting his decision when Oliver takes over his life.
The film is released in the Us on May 8, with a UK date not yet announced. »
The last time Jack Black attempted a school union of sorts, it involved banding together a group of talented kids to win the coveted Battle of the Bands for cult comedy School of Rock. On this occasion, his efforts all revolve around luring James Marsden’s popular jock back for a class reunion in Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s upcoming comedy, The D Train.
For the film, Black will step into the shoes of Dan Landsman, the chairman of his former high school tasked with organizing the aforementioned reunion event. Clutching at straws, our protagonist believes the best way to trumpet excitement for the reunion is to ensure washed-up actor Oliver Lawless (Marsden) makes an appearance, a man he believes to be his “best friend.” Awkwardness and hilarity ensue.
Written and directed by Paul and Mogel, The D Train doesn’t necessarily scream originality, but given the comedy’s ensemble cast, »
- Michael Briers
"I thought if I could deliver Oliver Lawless I'd be a hero." After premiering at Sundance earlier this year, the outrageous bromantic comedy The D-Train has just debuted its first trailer. Jack Black stars in the film as Dan Landsman, always trying to be the cool guy, but never getting invited out to the bar with his co-workers. But then he thinks the magic ticket lies in getting old classmate Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), who seems to be a successful actor in Los Angeles, to come to the next high school reunion. But his attempt results in more than he bargained for. Thankfully, the trailer only hints at the hilarious twist. I loved this comedy at Sundance, and it's probably Black's best since School of Rock in 2003. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel's The D-Train from IFC Films: Read my review of »
- Ethan Anderton
It’s almost too easy to declare that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “rocked” as host of this week’s Saturday Night Live — but that doesn’t mean such a statement would be inaccurate.
In fact, it says a lot about the Furious 7 star’s comedic chops that the evening’s worst sketches either gave him absolutely nothing to do (“Cooking With Paul”) or didn’t include him at all (“The Circus”).
Johnson proved so fearlessly committed to his punch lines that he even scored a few laughs »
Superheroes, fairytale saviors and professional nerds met for battle Saturday at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but not everyone managed to snag a coveted blimp; some of ‘em just got slimed.
Photos2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet: Grant Gustin, Zendaya and More
Hosted by Nick Jonas, who also opened the show with a medley of his solo hits, this year’s ceremony found several TVLine regulars up for major awards, including Once Upon a Time‘s Jennifer Morrison and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin.
So, who won big? Keep scrolling for a breakdown of this year’s TV winners…
NBC’s Grimm this Friday drew 4.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, ticking up in audience but down a tenth to a series low demo.
Over on ABC, a double pump of Cristela averaged 4.3 mil and a 0.8, down 20 percent to tie its season low.
The CW’s Hart of Dixie sure-felt-like-a-series finale did 1.4 mil and a 0.4, up 27 percent in audience while flat in the demo.
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CBS’ March Madness coverage averaged 6.4 mil/1.9 during primetime.
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