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The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced earlier today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.
The network is changing up some of its serialized dramas - removing random repeats in favor of two "uninterrupted runs" of twelve episodes each (one in the fall, one in the spring) for shows like "Once Upon A Time," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Revenge". The large gaps between the two half-seasons will be bridged by "limited series" designed around only 12-13 episode seasons.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't be seen including the high-profile "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" rip-off "Gothica", McG's rip-off of Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" entitled "Westside", the series based on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain ride, the Annie Potts-led "Murder in Manhattan" about »
- Garth Franklin
Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
7pm “Once »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Joe Wright will not direct Fifty Shades of Grey.
However, Deadline now confirms that Wright's schedule means that he is "completely out of the mix".
Gallery - Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumours: »
Los Angeles, CA (May 10th, 2013) – Following their successful collaboration on 2 Guns and Lone Survivor, Foresight Unlimited, Envision Entertainment and Emmett/Furla Films are joining forces to produce the surreal thriller Hotel 33, starring Oscar®-winning actor Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), it was announced today by Foresight CEO Mark Damon and Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett.
Foresight Unlimited will handle international sales for Hotel 33, which will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla, and executive produced by Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants, and Foresight’s Mark Damon. Malek Akkad is also an executive producer on the film.
Newcomer Kellie Madison wrote the script and will direct Hotel 33 which will start production in September 2013.
The film is based on the presumed event surrounding »
- Andy Greene
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
Exclusive: Laurie Collyer will next direct an adaptation of Erica Jong‘s iconic Fear Of Flying. This was the erotic publishing phenomenon a la Fifty Shades Of Grey, selling over 27 million copies worldwide to become one of the top 50 bestselling novels in publishing history. Donald Kushner (Tron Legacy, Monster), Leigh Ann Burton and Piers Ashworth have set up the project to produce for Blu-Sky Media, along with Mark Damon and Remington Chase (Lone Survivor, End Of Watch) via his Envision Entertainment. Nostradamus scribe Piers Ashworth wrote the script, and producers plan to begin production later this year, shooting throughout Europe. Nice to see the groundbreaking book is still viable as it gets an international re-release marking its 40th year on bookshelves. Fear Of Flying tells the story of Isadora Wing, who combats her failing marriage by taking an existential sexual odyssey across Europe. She searches for the “zipless fuck”, which »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie just got a bit more legitimate. As first reported by THR and later confirmed by Variety, Joe Wright is the top choice to direct the upcoming adaptation of E L James' S&M love story.
Focus Features, the studio producing the film along with its parent company Universal, did not confirm Wright's involvement, but the connection makes sense: Wright has made four films with Focus, including 2007 Best Picture nominee "Atonement" and last year's "Anna Karenina." Both of those films -- along with "Pride and Prejudice," another Wright-Focus collaboration -- starred Keira Knightley in lead roles. There is no connection, though, between "Fifty Shades of Grey" protagonist Anastasia Steele and the 28-year-old British actress.
According to Variety, Wright wasn't the only big name on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" director wish list. Bill Condon ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn"), Patty Jenkins ("Monster") and Bennett Miller ("Moneyball »
- The Huffington Post
Between its widespread popularity and steamy subject matter of the novel, a movie version of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey has been a hot topic for over a year now. Who will star!? Who will helm? While Krysten Ritter and Mila Kunis have leaned in to potentially playing the female lead of Anastasia Steele, Emma Watson has flatly denied rumors she was in contention for the part. As for directors, Angelina Jolie was rumored. Then Gus Van Sant lobbied for the job, now THR reports Bennett Miller (Money Ball) and Patty Jenkins (Monster) are also being considered. But the frontrunner is reportedly Joe Wright. The English auteur has been responsible for three lusciously realized adaptations of heartbreaking romances, the Academy Award-winning Atonement, the BAFTA-winning Pride & Prejudice, and insanely sumptuous Oscar winner Anna Karenina. So, it makes some simple sense that he'd be considered for the Fifty Shades of »
Atonement director reportedly frontrunner for film adaptation of El James's notorious knee-trembler
Joe Wright, the acclaimed British director of Atonement, Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, has emerged as the surprise frontrunner to direct the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of "mommy porn" literary sensation 50 Shades of Grey, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The trade bible says Wright is currently top of Universal's list for the film version of El James's infamous knee-trembler, which has been the subject of rabid speculation ever since the studio announced the production in July 2012. Another Brit, TV screenwriter Kelly Marcel, is in charge of the script.
But there has been no official word on cast or director, much to the chagrin of James's legions of fans. Among those tipped to star as kinky billionaire businessman Christian Grey and his initially virginal paramour-turned-willing sex slave Anastasia Steele are Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis, James Deen and Emma Watson, though »
- Ben Child
It was recently reported that director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) and actor Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) shot a scene from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" book in order to convince Universal Pictures that Van Sant is the right man to direct the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film. The studio is definitely considering Van Sant, but it has also been in talks with Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and Patty Jenkins (Monster). And now comes word that Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Hanna, Anna Karenina) is also in talks and has become the favorite to get the job. Universal likes Wright because so many of his movies focus on young female characters. "Fifty Shades of Grey" chronicles a sexual relationship between college student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey. »
Universal’s Fifty Shades Of Grey adaptation has gone through the rumour mill quite a bit. Practically everyone who’s ever worked in the industry has at some point been attached. Now, The Wrap reports that Anna Karenina director Joe Wright is the frontrunner in Universal and Focus Pictures’ shortlist of suitable candidates. Also on the list are Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Last Days), Patty Jenkins (Monster) and Bennett Miller (Moneyball).
Apparently, two of the film’s producers, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, are keen for Wright to take the gig. Focus have previously assumed distribution duties on four of Wright’s films, so having an established relationship with the director might sway things his way.
Wright’s name has been bandied about a whole host of projects recently too, including a remake of My Fair Lady. He’s brought out strong performances from leading ladies in recent years. »
- Gem Seddon
It is being reported Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) is the front runner to direct the feature film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey at Focus Features. Wright tops a list, which apparently included Bennett Miller (Moneyball), Patty Jenkins (Monster) and Gus Van Sant (Milk), the latter of which shot a sex scene featuring Alex Pettyfer in a bid to direct the erotic thriller. "Fifty Shades of Grey" began as coveted "Twilight" fan fiction and follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. It was reported the scene Van Sant shot was the moment Anastasia loses her virginity to Grey. As for Wright, four of his five feature films have been distributed by Focus and three of those four have also featured Keira Knightley, which is sure to spark immediate speculation as to whether or not the actress will »
- Brad Brevet
Joe Wright is the most likely filmmaker to direct the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" for Universal Pictures and Focus Features, individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Other directors in the running for the high-profile project, based on the bestselling series of books, include Gus Van Sant ("Milk"), Bennett Miller ("Moneyball") and Patty Jenkins ("Monster"). TheWrap reported last month that Van Sant had filmed a sex scene from the book with Alex Pettyfer in a bid to win the assignment. Also read: Gus Van Sant Shot Sex Scene Starring »
- Jeff Sneider
News Simon Brew 10 May 2013 - 06:46
Well, crikey. Universal is still pressing ahead with its plans to make a movie based on the book of respectable hardcore pornography, Fifty Shades Of Grey. And while the spurious casting guessing game appears to have ground to a halt for the time being, Variety has linked some surprising names with the director's chair.
Kelly Marcell is working on a script for the movie now, but Universal's top choice to direct the film is apparently Joe Wright. The same Joe Wright who made Atonement, Hanna and, more recently, Anna Karenina.
Other names linked with the job? Patty Jenkins (Monster), Bill Condon (the last two Twilight films), Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) and Gus Van Sant (lots of things). Variety also reports that at one stage, Steven Soderbergh was a consideration.
Truthfully, there »
Though some reports say Wright has not won the job, one insider very close to the production says he is the man.
Universal had no comment.
U, Focus and producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti had been looking for some time for a director who could bring prestige to a book described by many as “mommy porn.” It’s a tricky project since following the book closely would inevitably result in an commercially undesirable Nc-17 rating, while going easy on the sensuous elements of the story could disappoint fans of the runaway bestseller that started as an e-book derived from “Twilight” fan fiction. »
- Justin Kroll
*Updated 5/5 with new events and guests* There are dozens of horror and comic events every year, and that gives fans plenty of opportunities to meet Robert Kirkman or one of the many cast members from The Walking Dead. Although it’s a bit early for some of the bigger conventions to announce their full guest list, we put together an initial list of stops so you can start making your travel plans.
New to the The Walking Dead convention circuit in 2013 are Vincent M. Ward (Oscar) and Lew Temple (Axel), along with some of the other new cast members we saw in Season 3. If you’re looking to catch most of The Walking Dead cast together at once, your best chance will be at the San Diego Comic-Con in July and the New York Comic Con in October. Those looking to meet Norman Reedus will have plenty of opportunities, as »
- Jonathan James
Foresight Unlimited (Foresight) has come aboard to produce, finance, and handle worldwide sales on the epic biopic Spinning Gold written by Timothy Scott Bogart. Emmy® and Grammy Award®-winning Renaissance man Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Inside Llewyn Davis) will take on the lead role of the famous 1970s record icon Neil Bogart.
Bogart, a legendary music business entrepreneur, is credited with discovering, launching and nurturing the careers of a generation of music superstars during the 60’s and 70’s including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and The Village People among many others. Featuring some of the most iconic music of the era, Spinning Gold tells the rags-to-riches story of a poor kid from Brooklyn who went on to become the man who defined the pop music culture of his time. Neil Bogart died prematurely in 1982 at age 39.
Foresight’s CEO Mark Damon will produce the film alongside Timberlake, »
- Michelle McCue
A Tough Tobacco Road
A recent study by researchers in India and the U.K. has reinforced a strict anti-smoking campaign begun last year by the central board of film classification that requires any actor who portrays a character seen smoking in a film or TV program to make an anti-smoking video. Bollywood audiences have been exposed to more than 14 billion images of tobacco use every year, according to the paper, by Delhi Ngo Hriday and London’s Imperial College, titled Tobacco Imagery in Bollywood Films: 2006-2008. The study analyzed 44 top-grossing films released in that period. The central board’s campaign stipulates that the anti-smoking vids, each 20-seconds long, must in the case of a movie run before the start of the film and at intermission (all films released in India have intermissions). In addition, an anti-smoking message must be displayed during the smoking scene.
Sony TV’s »
- Variety Staff
Feature Mark Harrison 1 May 2013 - 06:57
With The Avengers closing Marvel's Phase One, Mark looks ahead to the movies the studio has in store for Phase Two...
It's tough to think of a cinematic undertaking as vast as Marvel Studios' continuity of films since 2008's Iron Man. While The Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter were both massive film productions based on a literary property, the first phase of Marvel's plan also cross-pollinated between respective franchises, all leading up to the big crossover in The Avengers.
On its own, The Avengers would have served as a nice conclusion to that series of inter-connected comic book movies, but it also marked the first chapter of a new story, which will »
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The MTV Movie Awards (airing live this Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c on MTV) always provide some interesting antics for us to tune in for, and sometimes those can be lesbianish. With this year's Pitch Perfect reunion happening, we'll pulling for Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow to reenact their shower scene and really commit this time. Or maybe Ester Dean's lesbian character will introduce a girlfriend. You never know on this awards show! Here are some of our favorite lesbian moments past.
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly were up for Best Kiss in Bound in 1997, but didn't take home the trophy. The next year Chasing Amy's Joey Lauren Adams and Carmen Llywelyn also lost, as did Matt Dillon, Denise Richards »
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