18 items from 2014
After a success festival circuit run that included Boston, Cannes Independent, Rhode Island, Savannah and more, the U.S. and Canadian rights to "Fort McCoy" were acquired today by Monterey Media. Based on a true story, the film centers on a family living next to a Nazi Pow camp in Wisconsin during World War II. Writer and co-director Kate Connor stars as the central figure's wife, based on her real-life grandmother. The cast also includes Eric Stoltz ("Pulp Fiction"), Lyndsy Fonseca ("Kick-Ass"), Camryn Manheim ("Ghost Whisperer") and Wes Anderson favorite Seymour Cassel. "We are thrilled to be working with Monterey Media with their rich tradition of championing beautiful award-winning films" said Connor. "Not only is it a personal film involving the history of my family, but it is our collective history as Americans, so we can’t wait to bring this untold story to a wider American audience with Monterey. »
- Taylor Lindsay
Feature Sarah Dobbs 5 Mar 2014 - 07:00
It’s been about a decade since the last episode of Angel, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off series about the vampire with a soul, aired. The final episode of season five, Not Fade Away, first appeared on Us television screens on 19 May 2004. That seems simultaneously like a very long time ago, and not very long ago at all, because time is vast and human brains are small and fallible, but it’s safe to say that in TV years, it’s a pretty long goddamned time.
The men and women behind the characters we used to spend one night a week with have gone on to other things – some bigger and better, others kind of rubbish – and unless you’re a particularly obsessive superfan, you »
Feature Louisa Mellor 24 Feb 2014 - 07:00
When Grimm’s makers were looking for their Nick Burkhardt, the job was to cast someone with all the requirements of a leading man, but none of the distracting ‘wasn’t he in that other thing?’ baggage. In David Giuntoli, whose TV appearances had until then largely been confined to one-off roles in comedies and dramas including Grey’s Anatomy and Ghost Whisperer (the latter produced, not at all coincidentally, by Grimm co-creator Jim Kouf), they found their guy.
Hulu has named former Sony Network Entertainment exec Tian Lim as Chief Technology Officer effective March 3, the company said Tuesday. Lim fills the role vacated by Richard Tom, who left Hulu along with former CEO Jason Kilar in early 2013 to launch a yet to be defined tech startup. Also read: CBS and Hulu Strike Licensing Deal for ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Others Hulu had a preexisting relationship with Lim; as Svp of product engineering at Sony Network Entertainment International, Lim oversaw North American engineering and service operations for the PlayStation Store and network features on the newly released PS4, which. »
- L.A. Ross
CBS Corporation and Hulu have reached an agreement to expand their partnership with a deal that will give Hulu Plus subscribers access to “Ghost Whisperer,” “United States of Tara” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” The expansion of the companies’ multi-year, non-exclusive deal will also bring “Undercover Boss,” “Taxi,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Melrose Place” and “7th Heaven” to Hulu Plus subscribers. Also read: Hulu Unveils 2014 Slate: Ghost Comedy, ‘Real Housewives’ Parody, More ‘Awesomes’ In all, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to more than 5,300 episodes from the CBS library. Hulu Plus and CBS’ previous licensing deal had already included »
- Tim Kenneally
CBS and Hulu have expanded their licensing deal to give the online streamer access to 2,600 new episodes from the network’s library. As part of the non-exclusive, multi-year agreement, Hulu will add series such as Undercover Boss, United States of Tara, Everybody Loves Raymond and Ghost Whisperer to its Hulu Plus subscription service. Classic shows such as Taxi, The Brady Bunch and Melrose Place will also be added. A selection of the shows will rotate through Hulu's free service. "With the newly expanded CBS content library, Hulu Plus subscribers will be treated to some of the most
- Natalie Jarvey
The 2,600 new episodes going to the streaming service in the non-exclusive arrangement will include Undercover Boss, United States Of Tara, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Ghost Whisperer, the companies just announced. Also in the package are hits from the CBS vaults including Taxi, The Brady Bunch, Laverne & Shirley, Melrose Place, and 7th Heaven. CBS and Hulu didn’t disclose terms for the multi-year licensing agreement, an expansion of their 2012 deal, which brings Hulu’s collection of CBS shows to more than 5,300 episodes. Shows will hit the subscription-based Hulu Plus “in the coming weeks,” the companies say, and some will appear on the free Hulu.com. “CBS programming on Hulu Plus has performed exceptionally well,” says the network’s Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer Scott Koondel. Last week the companies said that the streaming service would have exclusive subscription video on demand rights for previous seasons of the crime drama Elementary as »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor
CBS Corp. and Hulu are expanding an existing deal for a catalog of TV series that will double to 5,300 episodes, the companies announced Monday.
The new pact builds on a November 2012 pact that steered 2,700 titles to Hulu Plus. Now an additional 2,600 episodes are being added on a multi-year, non-exclusive basis. Titles include “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “United States of Tara.”
Content is largely concentrated on subscription side at Hulu Plus, with some selections from the library rotating into free ad-supported Hulu.
CBS and Hulu have been active on the deal front as of late, having secured separate deals to deliver previous seasons of current series “Blue Bloods” and “Elementary” on an exclusive basis.
“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them, providing »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Prepare yourselves for a mother-load of answers! Could you imagine Jennifer Love Hewitt as our favorite Canadian pop star turned journalist Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother? Neither can we! However, according to co-creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, it almost happened. In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" event Monday afternoon, the Himym duo decided to take time out of their busy, final-season schedule to answer as many fan questions as humanly possible—and a few fun facts were revealed. When asked which well-known actress was originally supposed to play Cobie Smulder's character, Robin, Thomas revealed, "Jennifer Love Hewitt did The Ghost Whisperer instead of »
Feature Louisa Mellor 31 Jan 2014 - 07:00
A poker table in the late seventies, a bathroom in the mid-noughties… television shows have many birthplaces. Had screenwriters David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf not been introduced at a card game over thirty years ago, and had producer Todd Milliner not taken a 2006 shower in which he pondered what existing stories were in need of a modern update for TV, then Grimm might never have existed.
First, that poker game. Greenwalt and Kouf’s friendship began a couple of years before their first official screenwriting credit on 1982’s horror spoof Wacko, a job for which the pair were paid the princely sum of fifteen thousand dollars…
“We did a lot of fun movies back then”
That’s what Greenwalt told Collider »
Netflix has released a batch of photos for the upcoming second season of "House of Cards." There are no captions or episode descriptions, so details are scarce, but we do get our first look at some Season 2 newcomers: Molly Parker and David Clennon.
Parker, a alum of "Deadwood" and "The Firm," can be seen above sitting at a table with Clennon ("Ghost Whisperer," "Once and Again"). We don't even yet know their character names yet, but things look pretty intense.
Based on some of the other pictures here -- Parker perhaps snooping on someone else's computer, and Parker coming face-to-face with Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood -- we would guess that Parker and Clennon are on opposite sides of Frank and his wife Claire (Robin Wright).
"House of Cards" Season 2 premieres on Netflix Friday, Feb. 14. Check out all the Season 2 photos here and watch the Season 2 trailer for a sneak peek. »
James Chressanthis has worked on numerous projects over the last several years as a cinematographer, including "The Watsons Go To Birmingham," "The Makeover," "The Music Man," "Life With Judy Garland," "Ghost Whisperer," and "Hide." His latest, "Cesar's Last Fast," directed by Richard Ray Perez & Lorena Parlee, is a documentary chronicling Cesar Chavez's 36-day water-only fast in 1988. It is screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Which cameras and lens did you use? Betacam, Panavision Genesis, Canon C300 & 5D, Arri Alexa and Canon C300 with Super 8mm, Arri 416 and Panavision Genesis, Arri Super16 SR3, 35mm Panavision. What was the most difficult shot in your movie and how did you pull it off? It was being unobtrusive and capturing the private moments, and the tremendous sacrifice of Cesar Chavez. His breaking of his fast with Ethel Kennedy was the most difficult moment: feeling the tremendous outpouring of emotions while clearly rendering the. »
- Taylor Lindsay
The ‘Project Runway All-Stars’ host may be confident in defending herself from weight haters, but after comedian Jay Mohr’s public fat-shaming diss and subsequent apology, Alyssa Milano still feels that she needs to lose an extra 10 pounds of baby weight.
Alyssa Milano seemed like the queen of comebacks when comedian and Ghost Whisperer star Jay Mohr rudely commented on how her post-baby body could use some work after she had son Milo two years ago. She was actually so polite about it, that Jay even later apologized about his public attack towards her “gut,” — but it seems like the damage was already done, because she revealed she wants to lose 10 pounds.
- HL Intern
We started telling you about Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming summer series Extant back when it was first picked up directly to series by CBS last August, to be part of a Spielberg block along with the return of Under the Dome. Halle Berry was announced as the lead in October, and now CBS is announcing another series regular, to play her best friend:
Jan. 9, 2014 – Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in the new CBS drama series Extant from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly’s (Halle Berry) best friend and closest confidant. The series will premiere in Summer 2014.
The serialized drama starring Halle Berry is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she »
- Erin Willard
“The Practice” and “The L Word” alum Camryn Manheim has signed on as a series regular on CBS’s upcoming drama “Extant” from executive producer Steven Spielberg, the network said Thursday. Manheim, whose most recent roles include “Ghost Whisperer” and “Harry’s Law,” will play Sam Barton, the best friend and closest confidante of Molly (series star Halle Berry). Also read: CBS, Amazon Strike Deal on Steven Spielberg-Halle Berry Series ‘Extant’ The series, from Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, follows Berry as astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. »
- Tim Kenneally
Set to premiere this summer, Extant is a serialized drama about a female astronaut (Berry) who is trying to reconnect with her family after returning after a year in outer space but soon learns that her experiences will “change the course of human history.”
Manheim’s other credits include Person of Interest, »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Exclusive: Camryn Manheim is set to co-star opposite Halle Berry in CBS‘ upcoming summer drama series Extant, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and CBS Television Studios. The serialized mystery thriller centers on Molly (Berry), an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend and closest confidant. This marks Manheim’s first series regular role since another CBS drama, Ghost Whisperer. The actress, who won an Emmy for her role on ABC’s The Practice, also co-starred in the CBS miniseries Elvis, which earned her an Emmy nom, and has done multiple episodes of the networks’ popular crime dramas Criminal Minds and Person Of Interest. She also recurred on NBC’s Harry’s Law, from Practice creator David E. Kelley. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in the new CBS drama series "Extant" from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly's (Halle Berry) best friend and closest confidant. The series will premiere in Summer 2014. The serialized drama/mystery thriller stars Berry as about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Manheim's credits include "Person of Interest" and "Ghost Whisperer," both on the network, as well as "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal." "Extant" is a »
18 items from 2014
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