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Disney Channel has greenlit a new comedy series, “Bizaardvark,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The project — previously titled “Paige & Frankie” when it was ordered to pilot in May — revolves around two 13-year-old best friends, Paige and Frankie, who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, titled Bizaardvark, which has 10,000 subscribers. The amateur musicians get to work from a creative studio space that they hope will take their videos to the next level. In their cool new environment, and with the help of family and friends, the girls will embark on a series of comedic adventures in their quest to become online stars.
Newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu (pictured) will star as Paige and Frankie, respectively.
The series hails from scribes Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman, who come from Disney Channel’s inaugural Storytellers program, which is designed to develop the next generation of creators and writers of for kids, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Disney Channel has given a formal pilot order to sitcom “Paige & Frankie,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The project hails from Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman. The two writers are in Disney Channel’s inaugural Storytellers program, which is designed to develop the next generation of creators and writers of for kids, tween and family programming.
“Paige & Frankie” revolves around two 12 year-old up-and-coming musicians who write and perform comedic songs about their everyday lives. They believe in themselves and — although they have a limited fanbase and perform gigs in barbershops and basements — they are determined to achieve their dream of becoming famous artists.
Newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu have been cast to star in the potential series. The diverse actors play title duo Paige and Frankie, respectively.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book is one of the more intriguing efforts from the children’s show. It’s a solid enough Disney vehicle in general, and one that the kids love, but the story here incorporates Wendy, John, and Michael in a new adventure that is not only a nice homage to the original story/film, but also plays with the animation in a way that is admittedly lost on the target audience, but is a lot of fun.
Hook learns about Wendy’s book of stories, from which she reads to her brothers about all of Hook’s failures, and he decides he had better steal it to keep the stories from spreading.
It turns out there’s something magical about the book of stories, and the general connection to Neverland, and if the book gets destroyed, everyone will forget everything that happened.
- Marc Eastman
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Never Let Go, new episode details from L.A. Macabre and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, the short film Knock Knock, a Q&A featuring The Walking Dead‘s Amber Dawn Fox, and much more:
Never Let Go Trailer and Premiere Details: “Here is a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week – Howard J Ford’s (Director/Producer Co-Writer of ‘The Dead 1&2″) latest epic Never Let Go. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the Us, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May.
Howard Ford said today: »
- Tamika Jones
Hi everyone! This is a feature we’ve been running in every issue of Deadly Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine and I thought this would also be a great resource for our readers here at Daily Dead as it can be often very difficult to keep up with everything arriving on VOD platforms each and every month.
Be sure to check back on the first week of each month to get all the details on what genre films you can look forward to on VOD!
The Voices (Lionsgate)- 2/6
Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is an affable singleton who works on the factory floor at a bathtub factory, ever eager to get along with his co-workers, especially Fiona, (Gemma Arterton) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick) from accounts. After work Jerry goes home to his pet cat, Mr. Whiskers, and loyal dog Bosco, where the three of them hang out, watch TV and discuss the day’s events. »
- Heather Wixson
Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down which comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD (in the Us) from Dark Sky Films on February 24th 2015.
Featuring standout performances from Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Disney Channel’s Cory in the House, The Starving Games) and genre favorites Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, Hatchet II) and Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn); with a story that puts a bold new spin on the action thriller, VANish is a high-octane trip through a no man’s land where trouble lurks behind every turn of its twisting plot.
Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, »
- Phil Wheat
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From the Press Release:
Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down. The adrenaline-fueled film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on February 24, 2015.
Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, dictate terms to her notorious father, and then travel to the outskirts of the desert for the exchange.
What the amateurs don »
- Andy Triefenbach
With Joe Lynch’s “Salma Hayek against Everyone” epic Everly coming soon, it seems that the time for kickass women characters will Finally be in the foreground, and well..that’s awesome. Adding to the mix now, is the brand new announcement that Dark Sky Films is set to release first time writer/director Bryan Bockbrader’s Vanish on DVD/Bluray this February 24th. Billed as an “action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down“, Vanish features genre regulars Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, Hatchet II) and Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn) , as well as Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Disney Channel’s Cory in the House) in a standout performance as the daughter of a drug-cartel boss who isn’t taking crap from anyone, especially the men who kidnapped her for ransom. Looks like a Lot of fun, what do you fright fanatics think? »
- Jerry Smith
8 items from 2015
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