Cocaine Cowboys (2006)
People has your first look at Zeta-Jones as Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco in Lifetime’s Cocaine Godmother.
The 47-year-old actress sports a number of different looks for the TV movie, including a retro blond wig and bandanas over her locks.
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Cocaine Godmother is based on the life of Blanco, one the original “Cocaine Cowboys” who pioneered the drug trade between Colombia and the United States in the 1970s and ’80s.
One way to engage fanatics as well as casual viewers is through feature films and TV series. Filmmaker Billy Corben, who made his name with “Cocaine Cowboys” and University of Miami doc “The U,” thinks that sports movies are the easiest to make. “Inherent in sports are all the essential ingredients of drama – obstacles, all the pathos, conflict, all of the excitement and drama, it’s already baked in the subject,” he says. “Once you find a good sports story, it’s like cheating. You’re off to a good start.”
“Start with: Who gives a sh**? Is this going to connect
After risking his life going undercover in the 1980s, Castillo had been disillusioned – quite a few different times – to discover that the CIA couldn't care less about stemming the flow of cocaine from Latin America. In fact, the agency ignored the Contras' drug smuggling.
It’s the 1980s, and bankers’ white collars the world over are starched with
April 20, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today it will honor Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS-twc as its 2015 Visionary Award Winner. Quinn is behind this year’s breakout horror title It Follows as well as other genre heavy hitters such as Snowpiercer, Blue Ruin and Only God Forgives. The Visionary award is given to a figure in contemporary horror who is making forward-thinking contributions that elevate the genre and provides a platform for new, innovative artists to create work. Previous recipients include Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood, co-founders of SpectreVision (2014) and Eli Roth (2013). Quinn,
Diversity in Entertainment
Hot on the heels of “Empire’s” huge success on Fox, NBC leads the broadcast pack with five minority-focused pilots. Eva Longoria headlines the straight-to-series “Telenovela,” and Jennifer Lopez will star as a cop-turned-undercover FBI agent in “Shades of Blue.” Drama “Curse of the Fuentes Women” comes from “Ugly Betty” producer Silvio Horta, while “Love Is a Four Letter Word” puts marriage to the race-sex-and-gender test.
Variety: David, what are you hoping that TNT and TBS will become under new leadership? You’ve changed things top to bottom at most of the Turner nets this year.
David Levy: It’s been a long year for sure, not just at TBS and TNT, but we also changed the structure at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. I now believe that we have incredible infrastructure and the management team to bolster these brands and take them where they need to go….Kevin is coming in to two pretty strong brands. TBS is the top (cable) network in adults 18-34 and 18-49 demos.
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