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Sundance 2015: The D-Train, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Dope, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl picked up for distribution

23 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing over in Utah, and a whole host of films have had their premieres in the variety of showcases across the festival. As ever, many of the films have had distributors clamouring over each other to purchase the distribution rights and a lucky few have been successfully picked up for cinema or VOD release.

The D-Train

Starring Jack Black (School of Rock) and James Marsden (The Best of Me), The D Train is close to being acquired by IFC Films. Variety reports that the comedy, directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, sees Black star as an insecure guy heading preparations for his 20th high school reunion, and takes to befriending the most popular guy in his class (Marsden) in order to boost the profile of both the reunion and his own life.

The deal for the film, set to be over in the seven-figure range, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: John Carpenter’s Lost Themes, Stand-Alone Star Wars Movie, Scream Queens TV Series

23 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another horror/sci-fi news round-up. This time around, we focus on John Carpenter’s upcoming Lost Themes record release, the hiring of a new writer for one of the stand-alone Star Wars films, and an unpredictable new cast addition for Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens TV series.

It followed Laurie Strode as she was hunted by Michael Myers, rode with Christine as the flaming 1958 Plymouth Fury mercilessly pursued Buddy Repperton down a dark stretch of asphalt, and accompanied Jack Burton and his pals on their rescue mission in Lo Pan’s lair. John Carpenter’s music could be listed as a cast member in his films, as they are like another character, superbly complimenting the dialogue and actions of the main players.

The nine tracks on Carpenter’s upcoming Lost Themes record, however, don’t come from iconic films, but they will likely have listeners watching »

- Derek Anderson

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Nick Jonas Joins Fox’s Scream Queens

27 January 2015 6:57 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The all-star cast for Fox’s Scream Queens continues to grow, and it’s not done adding big names. Singer-songwriter and actor Nick Jonas has signed on for the first season of the comedy-horror anthology series in a recurring role. No specific details about Jonas’s Scream Queens role have been revealed yet. He joins an already stacked cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike), Lea Michele (Glee), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss SunshineZombieland), and Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex), who will all be taking on starring roles in the show’s first season. Meanwhile, Grammy-nominated pop star and actress Ariana Grande will, like Jonas, appear on the series in a recurring role. Jonas’s past TV credits include his starring role in DirecTV’s Mma drama Kingdom and guest appearances on Hawaii Five-0 »

- Chris King

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Off the Carpet: 'Birdman' asserts itself as the Oscar frontrunner

26 January 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We've come to an interesting crossroads in the race. With all eyes on "Boyhood" coming into the weekend, and a few others on "American Sniper" and "The Imitation Game," it was "Birdman" that walked away the PGA champ Saturday. The SAG Awards left some doubt late in the evening Sunday as to whether the film's odds-on favorite status for the ensemble prize was jeopardized by Eddie Redmayne's lead actor win over Michael Keaton, but when the dust settled, "Birdman" was on top once again. So, some notes on the history. Films that have won both of those awards and gone on to claim the Best Picture Oscar: "Argo," "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "No Country for Old Men," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Chicago." Films that have won both and gone on to lose the Best Picture Oscar: "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Apollo »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Diversity at Sundance 2015 Leads Buzzy Films, Acquisitions

26 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Many of this year’s early standouts have come from strong female and minority voices

As the first weekend of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival closed with a concert featuring the music of Nina Simone and a Main Street toga party to celebrate the National Lampoon documentary “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead,” it’s safe to say that the buzzword diversity fits this year’s festival in more ways than one.

The festival’s hefty contingent of female and minority filmmakers has allowed Sundance to take a victory lap at the same time that the Motion Picture Academy has been reeling from »

- Steve Pond

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2015 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners: 'Birdman' Wins Best Ensemble, but is It the Oscar Frontrunnerc

25 January 2015 6:20 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced tonight and if you're like me, the Best Ensemble win for Birdman makes it your new frontrunner for Oscar's Best Picture as it has now won not only with the Producers Guild, but with the Screen Actors Guild. Of course, there is one oddity to this win, while it took home ensemble, Michael Keaton lost Best Actor to Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Emma Stone lost Best Supporting Actress to Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Edward Norton lost Best Supporting Actor to J.K. Simmons (Whiplash). Apparently Birdman is all about the sum of its parts... I can accept that. The only category I haven't mentioned was Julianne Moore winning Best Actress for Still Alice and perhaps I don't mention that because it's quite simply a joke. Put that performance alongside the likes of Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and can you really tell me »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Birdman’ Soars As PGA Sets A New Course For Wide Open Best Picture Oscar Race

25 January 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

During the cocktail reception before Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards began I ran into Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (and Director) Dan Gilroy and wife Rene Russo, there supporting one of the ten PGA Darryl F. Zanuck Best Picture nominees, Nightcrawler. Russo, admittedly not a staple at this type of awards-season banquet, asked me if they were going to serve food at this event. “Yes,” I replied, “it’s a dinner.” “So what do you think will win, Boyhood or Birdman?” she wondered. That was an interesting and somewhat surprising way to distill what has been thought to be a wide open race to Oscar until Boyhood basically cleaned up on the critics circuit, capping its run with Golden Globe and  Critics Choice Movie Award wins, while Birdman scored for Michael Keaton but actually lost to Fox Searchlight stablemate The Grand Budapest Hotel in both respective comedy categories. But now with the »

- Pete Hammond

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

See More: Analysis: ‘Birdman’ Adds Plot Twist at PGA Awards

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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Sundance 2015: 'The Hunting Ground' exposes an 'epidemic' of rape in American colleges

24 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Sundance has a way of moving the cultural thermometer. The fest can function as a discovery ground for emerging talent (Quentin Tarantino, PreciousGabourey Sidibe), a place where familiar performers are brushed off and made new by the transgressive strength of independent film (Patton Oswalt, Pierce Brosnan), or as one-stop shopping for major studios that snap up small, heartfelt indie efforts to bring them before a massive mainstream audience and win fancy awards (Little Miss Sunshine, Whiplash). But every few years, a movie will arrive here to force an issue into the public consciousness just as it rises to »

- Chris Lee

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Daily | Previewing Sundance 2015

22 January 2015 8:02 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival opens tonight in Park City and what we'll do here, as succinctly as possible, is provide a guide to the guides. For some, such as Julia Sutherland in the Financial Times, Sundance is "a bellwether of economic trends within the industry." For others, like Brian Moylan in Guardian, it's all about the Big Race. He notes that the festival "has produced a slew of titles that have made the Academy Awards shortlist—including, in recent times, Precious, Little Miss Sunshine, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone." But if it wins, "Boyhood would be the first to actually scoop the prize (and, if it did, it would be beating another Sundance alumnus, Whiplash)." » - David Hudson »

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Woman in Black director criticises BBFC rating

22 January 2015 3:44 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: British director Tom Harper has sharply criticised the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) over its decision to give his Hammer horror sequel The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death a 15 certificate.

Speaking in Rotterdam, where his political drama War Book opened Iffr last night, Harper questioned the grounds on which the classification for the horror sequel was made.

“Personally, I was disappointed it (Angel Of Death) was a 15,” Harper told Screen. “There was no blood, no swearing. Obviously, there are some uncomfortable scenes within it. It was always intended to be a 12A.”

The director said the filmmakers were presented by the BBFC with a “whole long list of - to my opinion - questionable reasons” as to why Angel Of Death was made a 15 rather than a 12A.

According to Harper, one of the moments highlighted by the BBFC was “a lady appears behind a door and a door slams”.

“I have no »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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10 Sundance Breakout Stars Led by Melissa Rauch, Julia Garner and the ‘Knock Knock’ Girls

21 January 2015 2:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Keep an eye on “Unexpected” star Gail Bean and the boys from “Cop Car” and “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl”

Michael B. Jordan in “Fruitvale Station.” Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley in “The Spectacular Now.” Oscar nominees Quvenzhané Wallis and Abigail Breslin in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Little Miss Sunshine,” respectively.

All of those performances were once the talk of Sundance, where stars threaten to break-out each year. The 2015 edition of the frosty festival is no different, with no shortage of young stars poised to launch their careers in Park City and make a name for themselves in Hollywood. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Fox’s Scream Queens Will Include Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin And Joe Manganiello

19 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox is assembling a remarkably high-profile cast for its upcoming Ryan Murphy anthology series Scream Queens. In addition to previously-cast series leads Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, the comedy-horror series will star Lea Michele (Fox’s Glee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss SunshineZombieland), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) and Joe Manganiello (HBO’s True Blood). Meanwhile, Victorious co-star and breakout chanteuse Ariana Grande has landed a recurring role.

Whether all those actors will be singing as well as acting is unclear, but it’s a sure thing that Michele, Palmer and Grande will belt out at least a few numbers. Breslin is a likely candidate for a singing role, too, seeing as she showcased her vocal abilities in the little-seen drama Janie Jones back in 2010 and has also been an occasional member of dream-pop band Stargroves.

The stacked cast is less surprising when you consider the show’s pedigree. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens Adds Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Ariana Grande & Others

19 January 2015 7:06 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Even though Glee will come to an end this March, the partnership between series star Lea Michele and co-creator Ryan Murphy will continue beyond the series’ conclusion. Over the weekend at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, it was announced that Murphy’s newest series, Scream Queens, has added Michele, along with Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex, 90210), and pop star/Victorious alum Ariana Grande, to its cast. Michele, Manganiello, Breslin, and Palmer will all be series regulars on Scream Queens. Grande, meanwhile, has signed on for a recurring role on the freshman series. The five actors join a cast that already includes American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts and an original “scream queen” herself, Jamie Lee Curtis. Similar to Murphy’s American Horror Story or FX’s other popular drama, Fargo, Scream Queens is expected to be an anthology series, »

- Chris King

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TV News: Peaks, Scream, Netflix, Flash, Veep

18 January 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Twin Peaks

The upcoming return of "Twin Peaks" to Showtime has everyone asking who from the original 1990s series is returning. So far the network has only confirmed that Kyle McLachlan will be back as Special Agent Dale Cooper. Then came a rumor early last week that both Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer, Maddy Ferguson) would be reprising their roles.

Late last week though, both Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbook (Bobby Briggs) appeared at a UK festival for "Twin Peaks" lovers and said they've gotten the Ok from David Lynch to reveal that they're both coming back to the show. They didn't confirm but did seem to imply that Sherilyn Fenn is also back. [Source: io9]

Scream Queens

Lea Michele ("Glee"), Joe Manganiello ("True Blood"), Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") and Keke Palmer ("Masters of Sex") are set to lead the cast of Fox's comedy-horror anthology series "Scream Queens". Additionally, »

- Garth Franklin

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*Updated* Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: The X-Files Follow-Up Series, Minority Report Pilot Episode, Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens

17 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back this weekend with another round-up of horror/sci-fi news. This time we have stories regarding two titles many horror and sci-fi fans are already familiar with—The X-Files and Minority Report—as well as a casting update for Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. New details on The X-Files reboot have also recently surfaced, and fans of the original series might be pleased to know that Fox is looking to bring back stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as series creator Chris Carter.

Deadline reports that the folks at Fox are considering moving forward with a new chapter of their groundbreaking series, The X-Files, which starred Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Anderson as Special Agent Dana Scully and originally aired from 1993–2002.

New developments on the follow-up series have recently come to light, with Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden having stated that while »

- Derek Anderson

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Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer Join Scream Queens

17 January 2015 11:35 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Fox has announced today that Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” Magic Mike Xxl), Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (“Glee”), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland) and Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, “Masters of Sex”) have been cast as series regulars in their comedy-horror anthology series “Scream Queens.” They…

The post Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer Join Scream Queens appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Spencer Perry

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Fox's Scream Queens Adds Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Ariana Grande, Others

17 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lea Michele and Ryan Murphy won’t be apart for long after Glee ends.

The actress has joined the cast of the creator’s comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens for Fox, the network announced Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex) have also come on board as series regulars, while pop star/Nickelodeon grad Ariana Grande will appear in a recurring role.

Bona fide scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and Horror Story alum Emma Roberts marked the project’s first castings.

Scream Queens‘ 15-episode first season, »

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Lea Michele to Star in ‘Scream Queens'; Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens in ‘Grease’

17 January 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has revealed the stars of “Scream Queens,” its new comedy-horror anthology series: “Glee” star Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” “Magic Mike Xxl”), Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”).

The series hails from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of “Glee” and “American Horror Story.”

Grammy Award nominee Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role.

Fox made the cast announcements at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena on Saturday.

Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”) and Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”) were previously announced in starring roles in the limited series.

The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders. Fox has ordered 15 one-hour episodes of the series, which is scheduled to begin production in the spring and will premiere next fall. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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