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James L. Brooks Selected for Norman Lear Award by Producers Guild

8 November 2016 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Producers Guild of America has selected longtime television and film producer James L. Brooks as the recipient of the 2017 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.

The award will be presented to Brooks at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Brooks has won 22 Emmys and is a three-time Academy Award winner. He was the creative force behind “The Simpsons,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Taxi.” His most current project is “The Edge of Seventeen,” starring Hailee Steinfeld with a release this month.

Producers Guild Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said, “For decades, Jim Brooks has brought memorable characters, big laughs and above all, a profound sense of humanity into our homes. Jim is a producer whose work has influenced multiple generations of storytellers, so it’s an incredible privilege to be able to honor him with our Guild’s Norman Lear Achievement Award.”

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James L. Brooks Selected for Norman Lear Award by Producers Guild

8 November 2016 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Producers Guild of America has selected longtime television and film producer James L. Brooks as the recipient of the 2017 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.

The award will be presented to Brooks at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Brooks has won 22 Emmys and is a three-time Academy Award winner. He was the creative force behind “The Simpsons,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Taxi.” His most current project is “The Edge of Seventeen,” starring Hailee Steinfeld with a release this month.

Producers Guild Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said, “For decades, Jim Brooks has brought memorable characters, big laughs and above all, a profound sense of humanity into our homes. Jim is a producer whose work has influenced multiple generations of storytellers, so it’s an incredible privilege to be able to honor him with our Guild’s Norman Lear Achievement Award. »

- Dave McNary

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The Simpsons renewed through to season 30, Fox wants another movie

5 November 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s already the longest running sitcom in history, and now The Simpsons is set to enter the record books once more, with Fox renewing the show for a 29th and 30th season, which will take it to 669 episodes in total, shattering the record of 635 set by Gunsmoke.

“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Fox CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “The Simpsons has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt Groening, Jim Brooks and Al Jean. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series – from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team– you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of Simpsons fans around the world, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Simpsons: Renewed for Another - Record Breaking - Two Years

4 November 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Fox has ordered 29th and 30th seasons of the pop culture phenomenon The Simpsons.

The renewal takes the long-running animated series to 669 episodes, the largest number of episodes for any scripted television show ever, breaking the record previously set by Gunsmoke (635).

“Take that Gunsmoke! You lost a race you didn't even know you were running!,” said Homer Simpson.

“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.

The Simpsons has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al."

"Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series – from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team – you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. »

- Carissa Pavlica

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‘The Simpsons’ Makes TV History, Renewed for Record-Breaking 29th and 30th Seasons

4 November 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV history has been made.

The Simpsons” has been renewed for Season 29 and Season 30, an unprecedented feat, becoming the longest-running scripted TV show of all time.

With the double renewal, the animated sitcom will hit 669 episodes during its 30th season, breaking the record for most episodes of any scripted show, among both animated and live-action series. Previously, that record was held by “Gunsmoke,” the Western drama that aired from 1955 to 1975, hitting 635 episodes.

Take that ‘Gunsmoke!’ You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!” said Homer Simpson in a statement today, celebrating the renewal.

Currently in the midst of its 28th season, “The Simpsons” debuted in 1989. Executive producers are Matt Groening, James L. Brooks and Al Jean.

“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “‘The Simpsons’ has meant so much to the network, the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Would you like to see a Simpsons Movie sequel? Fox would…

2 November 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After 28 seasons and almost 18 years at the top, The Simpsons are still going and showing no signs of stopping. Indeed they have even had time to have a hit movie, with 2008’s The Simpsons Movie grossing over $527million worldwide. Rumours have flown around since of a sequel and producer James L. Brooks has […]

The post Would you like to see a Simpsons Movie sequel? Fox would… appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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James L. Brooks Says Fox Wants Another ‘Simpsons’ Movie

2 November 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After nearly 20 years on TV, “The Simpsons” made their feature film debut in 2007 with “The Simpsons Movie.” That film, debuting in the middle of the summer, went on to gross over $500 million worldwide. Now, almost 10 years later, the question remains if we’ll ever see a sequel to the animated hit film. Producer James L. Brooks spoke with Lrm and was asked that very question.

Continue reading James L. Brooks Says Fox Wants Another ‘Simpsons’ Movie at The Playlist. »

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The Simpsons Movie 2 may just have edged closer

30 October 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Oct 31, 2016

Producer James L Brooks suggests The Simpsons Movie 2 may finally be on the cards soon.

Since 2007’s The Simpsons Movie brought in over $500m at the global box office, off a relatively modest production budget, there’s been regular chatter about a possible follow-up. However, with The Simpsons TV series still very active – and now in the midst of its 28th series - actually finding time to do another film has proven impossible.

However, producer James L Brooks has given a new interview, and for the first time in a while, he’s hinted that there may be a small amount of movement on The Simpsons Movie 2.

Chatting to Lrm, he confirmed that "Fox very much wants us to do another one, and maybe we will and maybe we won't - that's where it is. How do we divide our labours, and do we believe in the idea we have? »

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Simpsons Movie Sequel on the Horizon?

30 October 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Simpsons recently aired their landmark 600th episode during the course of the 28th season of the show. Fxx is currently planning to air a marathon of every single episode of the show, but there is one question on the minds of many fans that doesn't have anything to do with the show; is The Simpsons Movie 2 ever going to get made? The answer is maybe.

Longtime Simpsons producer James L. Brooks recently did an interview with Lrm and the subject of a sequel to The Simpsons Movie came up as it often does. His answer wasn't overly promising, but he wouldn't rule out the possibility of a Simpsons Movie 2 happening. Here is what he had to say.

"Fox very much wants us to do another one, and maybe we will and maybe we won't-that's where it is. How do we divide our labors, and do we believe in the idea we have? »

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Exclusive: Will There Be Another Simpsons Movie? James L. Brooks on the Future of the Show

29 October 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

With a career in film and television that now dates back fifty years, the name James L. Brooks and his Gracie Films logo have become a comfortable thing to see whenever they appear. While it will actually grace the front of Kelly Fremon Craig’s upcoming teen comedy The Edge of Seventeen (and we’ll have more on that later), they’re both better known as the coda on Fox’s long-running animated series, The Simpsons.

Lrm had a chance to talk with Brooks about finding and producing Craig’s directorial debut, but we also asked about how things were going with The Simpsons. This is what he told us:

“I’m very involved, and it’s a particular exciting year for us. We’re doing our first hour special, and we did a small virtual reality thing—we’re the first television show to do that. That was labor-intensive, »

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‘Edge of Seventeen’ Named as Centerpiece Selection at Austin Film Festival

27 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference has announced that the Stx coming of age-comedy “Edge of Seventeen” will screen as the centerpiece selection on Oct. 17.

James L. Brooks will attend the screening of the pic, on which he is a producer.

Brooks, whose previous producing credits include “Jerry Maguire” and “The Simpsons Movie,” will present the film and take part in a Q&A afterwards.

“Edge of Seventeen” centers around lonely high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) who forms an unlikely friendship with awkward admirer Erwin Kim (Hayden Szeto). The film also stars Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s history teacher.

Writer-director Ben Younger will also be present in Austin for a screening of his film “Bleed for This,” which stars Miles Teller as struggling boxer Vinny Paz and Aaron Eckhart as his coach. The film is based on the story of Paz, who went on to become world champion. »

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Top Five Movie Teen Tearaways

16 September 2016 5:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rebellious teens, trouble making pranksters – the kind that we try our very hardest to keep our own children away from, yet we love to watch their antics on our screens!

In Taika Waititi’s latest film, we follow a journey of a defiant young city boy, who finds himself on the run in the wild New Zealand bush, with his cantankerous foster uncle.

In celebration of the release of the hilarious Hunt For The Wilderpeople in UK cinemas September 16th, we take a look at some of our favourite on-screen tearaways.

Ricky Baker – Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Described by his social services worker as “a really bad egg” — breaking stuff, stealing stuff, hitting stuff, and setting stuff on fire are among the many sins he’s committed, Hunt For The Wilderpeople sees “bad egg” Ricky Baker sent to live with foster aunt and uncle in a remote farm. »

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Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World 2,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ ‘Fast 8,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’

2 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Producer Frank Marshall provides quick updates on Indiana Jones 5 and Jurassic World 2. Dwayne Johnson teases an epic prison break scene in Fast 8. Charlie’s Angels hires a writer with an impressive pedigree. A sequel to The Simpsons Movie is not out of the cards. Vin Diesel shares […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World 2,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ ‘Fast 8,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Finding Dory surfaces atop UK box office as Jason Bourne spies second

2 August 2016 4:27 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Pixar’s sequel enjoyed a heady start to the school holiday season, as Spielberg’s Bfg continues to stand tall and indie hits are few and far between

With Finding Dory now the most successful animated movie of all time at the Us box-office ($469m so far), the pressure was on the UK division of Disney – which has always performed well with Pixar movies – to come up with a similar result. And the Finding Nemo sequel has certainly gotten off to a flying start, with debut weekend takings of £8.12m. That’s the second biggest three-day opening for a Disney or Pixar animated film, behind only Toy Story 3, which began in July 2010 with £11.49m, plus previews of £9.69m. In terms of the whole animation sector, including companies such as DreamWorks Animation and Illumination Entertainment, Finding Dory has delivered the seventh-biggest three-day opening, behind Minions, Toy Story 3, Shrek 2, »

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Simpsons Movie 2 Will Happen Under One Condition Says Producer

27 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Fox brought a whopping 13 shows to San Diego Comic-Con, one of which was the network's longest-running show, The Simpsons. It is going into its 28th season this fall. Several of the show's producers and voice cast members greeted fans in San Diego to discuss this upcoming season, but they also addressed the possibility of a sequel to 2007's The Simpsons Movie. As it turns out, according to showrunner Al Jean, a movie still very well may happen.

Fox released a highlights video on YouTube just a few days after the panel, which features a fan asking whether or not another Simpsons Movie will happen. Way back in 2009, series creator Matt Groening didn't sound too optimistic about the possibility of The Simpsons Movie 2, bemoaning the fact that it took four years to make, instead of the two years they were planning. When asked about a new movie at this year's Sdcc panel, »

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Comic-Con 2016: Game of Thrones, Orphan Black Added to Panel Lineup

28 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Wednesday, July 20

6 pm Warner Bros. Television’s annual “Preview Night” will unspool the pilot episodes for NBC’s Powerless, »

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‘Futurama’ Producer Rough Draft Reaches Deal With Animation Guild

23 June 2016 5:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rough Draft Studios and the Animation Guild have reached an agreement for a multi-year deal covering animated features and television series created by the studio.

Glendale-based Rough Draft is best known for work on “Futurama” and “The Simpsons Movie” along with a variety of animated television shows and commercials. Its sister studio Rough Draft Studios (Korea) has been the production facility for “The Simpsons” for over two decades along with working for Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Television Animation and Warner Bros.

Rough Draft previously had a contract with the Animation Guild for work on 2007’s “The Simpsons Movie” but that deal had lapsed.

The guild, which operates as Local 839 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, did not disclose terms of the deal. The pact will cover as many as 70 employees.

“Our talks with Rough Draft were smooth and productive, and there were no major issues that slowed down our bargaining, »

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Rough Draft Studios Inks Union Contract With Animation Guild

23 June 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After years of trying, the Animation Guild has finalized a new contract covering animators employed at Rough Draft Studios, the Glendale-based animation house best known for its work on Futurama and The Simpsons Movie. The union, Iatse Local 839, hasn't had a collective bargaining agreement with the company since its contract for The Simpsons Movie expired nearly 10 years ago. An attempt to organize animators there failed in 2010 when an Nlrb-sanctioned representational… »

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Rough Draft Studios Inks Union Contract With Animation Guild

23 June 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After years of trying, the Animation Guild has finalized a new contract covering animators employed at Rough Draft Studios, the Glendale-based animation house best known for its work on Futurama and The Simpsons Movie. The union, Iatse Local 839, hasn't had a collective bargaining agreement with the company since its contract for The Simpsons Movie expired nearly 10 years ago. An attempt to organize animators there failed in 2010 when an Nlrb-sanctioned representational… »

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‘Prison Break’ and ’24: Legacy’ Heading to Comic-Con 2016

20 June 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.

The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.

Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.

Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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