7 items from 2010
When the new version of V first showed up, I was surprisingly hopeful. Back when it was simply a theory, I had little interest in a reboot of the camp alien drama, especially since reworking anything that Marc Singer has been a part of is pure folly. Like many of our recent trips back to the ’80s, there is too serious an air at work here, but the first few episodes were actually rather interesting. After that, the ratings proved that there was a market for the show, and that it was doing a fair job living up to whatever expectations had drawn viewers in.
While there are a variety of twists to the original story, the heart of the matter is the same, and the general architecture of the first season’s plot closely resembles the main points of the original. Aliens come to Earth with smiling faces, faces »
- Marc Eastman
Tune-in alert for .Heartland., Canada.s top-rated family drama, will premiere in primetime syndication in the USA market this weekend on Sept. 18 or 19. Starring Amber Marshall (The Elizabeth Smart Story), Heartland is the struggle of a debt-ridden family of Rocky Mountain horse ranchers fighting to keep a dream alive against a backdrop of young love, conflict and intrigue. Veteran actor Shaun Johnston (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee); Michelle Morgan (Stargate: Atlantis, The L Word) and Graham Wardle (In the Land of Women, Yesterday) also star. Please find the link to the "Heartland" website, and links for markets for reference. "Heartland" has been cleared on stations covering more than 94% of the country for the »
- April MacIntyre
Canadian series "Heartland" has been cleared in 94% of the U.S. by Genesis TV and Film for the fall season.
The CBS, Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst, Lin, Meredith, Nexstar and Belo station groups are the key station groups acquiring the drama. The show is likely to air mostly in weekend primetime slots. No financial details as to license fees per episode were available.
Now filming its fourth season, the series leads in households and all key individual, female and male demos when it airs at 7 p.m. Sundays on pubcaster CBC in Canada.
" 'Heartland' is an addictive and heart-warming family drama, akin to a modern-day 'Little House on the Prairie,' set in the Rocky Mountains with rich production values and a first-rate cast," Genesis president Wayne Lepoff said. "Stations are in need of quality scripted weekly first-run hours like this one, which is a proven performer that »
- By Elizabeth Guider
Director Jon Favreau has added his first Apache to the cast of his upcoming film, Cowboys and Aliens. Adam Beach (Windtalkers, Flags of Our Fathers) has joined a cast that includes Daniel Craig, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Paul Dano and Harrison Ford. Beach is set to play Nat Colorado, a half-Apache Indian who works for Ford’s character, Woodrow Dollarhyde.
Beach is Canadian Saulteaux First Nation, a branch of the Ojibwa nation from Western Canada. In 2007, Beach starred as Sioux advocate, author and medical doctor Charles Eastman in HBO Films’ adaptation of Dee Brown’s, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
[Source] Variety »
The juror panel at the Tribeca Film Festival is going to look like the red carpet at a major Hollywood premiere.
Several celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Whoopi Goldberg, Aaron Eckhart and Brooke Shields, were asked to serve on the six competitive festival categories. They will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in their respective categories at the Tff Awards Night Party, which will be held on April 29. The 2010 Tribeca Festival runs from April 21 to May 2 in New York City.
“This year’s jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition. They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media – all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Here’s a list of all »
- Sean O'Connell
The Tribeca Film Festival announced Tuesday morning the 35 jurors for its six competition categories.
Filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, journalists and media figures such as Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will participate on the juries.
"This year's jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition," fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. "They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media -- all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence."
Winners in the world narrative, world documentary, New York narrative, New York documentary, narrative short and documentary and student short film categories will be announced at the awards night party April 29. Together, the six juries will award $130,000 in cash and prizes, »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
The Great Offices of State | Lizzie and Sarah | Wonders of the Solar System | Jersey Shore and more
Saturday 20 March
In the first of a short series first shown on BBC4, political journalist Michael Cockerell gets behind the forbidding exteriors of ministerial departments, talking to ex-ministers and usually taciturn mandarins alike. He begins with the Home Office, regarded as a "political graveyard", as the likes of David Blunkett and Jacqui Smith, who both resigned under clouds, would ruefully attest.
Henry Moore: Carving A Reputation
Henry Moore's rare achievement was in having his sculptures inhabit enough public places to make them accessible to all. This profile emphasises how remarkable that achievement was. The son of a West Yorkshire miner, Moore knew what he wanted to do after seeing the artistic possibilities of a rock on a countryside walk aged 10. Here, Moore's »
- David Stubbs, Will Hodgkinson, Andrew Mueller, Julia Raeside, John Robinson, Ali Catterall
7 items from 2010