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From the time she was 8 years old, Dena Larsen-Gazeley struggled with disordered eating. "It began as a habit of overeating," Larsen-Gazeley, now 44, tells People. "At 8 years old, I realized I was bigger and taller than all the other girls my age, and I began to feel uncomfortable in my body. There was this emptiness inside me that I would attempt to fill with food." Larsen-Gazeley binged on bowls of cereal, entire packages of cookies and cartons of ice cream, and continued to have compulsive eating habits until she was 21. "Food was my drug," says the Arizona-based mother of four. "The »
- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya
Czech director-writer Petr Zelenka’s absurdist mockumentary “Lost in Munich” offers new theories about the 1938 Munich agreement, which forced Czechoslovakia to cede much of its border region to Germany, as part of a failed film within a film on the subject, and also reflects on the perils of filmmaking. While Zelenka was celebrated on the international festival circuit in the late 1990s as the drily witty, young auteur responsible for “Happy End” and “Buttoners,” his brand of whimsy now feels a tad forced and insular. Nevertheless, Czech critics selected “Munich” as their best film of 2015. Expect further fest play geared to expat audiences and humor events.
In the first part of the film, set in 2008, and which is later revealed to be the film within the film, Sir P, a 90-year-old African gray parrot, owned by Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the controversial Munich Treaty, is »
- Alissa Simon
In an exclusive interview, Flickering Myth’s Tony Black sat down with his old friend Rj Lackie, writer of web series Inhuman Condition we recently featured, and fellow producer Steph Quaknine, to talk how the production came to be, and the future of web series development…
Obvious first question, but where did the idea for Inhuman Condition come from?
Rj: It started out in a shockingly pragmatic fashion: Budget concerns. Four years ago, when I was in university, I was preparing for my fourth-year major project (for which we choose between writing or production), and I was considering production. I knew, either way, I wanted to do a dramatic web series. I knew that, on a microbudget, my biggest selling point would be giving great actors room for strong performances, much like HBO’s In Treatment. At the time I was also a huge fan of Supernatural, which had developed a strong online fanbase. »
- Tony Black
A a time when the cachet of talk therapy continues on its long slow downward spiral (so much more time-consuming, and déclassé, than the mood-altering drugs marketed by Big Pharma), movies about the wonders of baring your soul to a doctor who’s been paid to care are not exactly in high demand. HBO, of course, did its bit to stir up the drama of therapy with “The Sopranos” and “In Treatment.” But it’s now a different world from the one where ordinary people once sought out movies like “Ordinary People.” When you watch “The Phenom,” about a superstar Major League rookie pitcher who is having control issues, you think you’re in for a baseball story, but it’s really a movie about how a guy who throws five wild pitches in one inning needs to heal on the inside.
Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons), just out of high school, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Premium TV network Epix announced today it will go into production on Get Shorty from MGM Television. Created and executive produced by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), the one hour drama series is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Production on the series is anticipated to begin this fall and air summer 2017.
In Get Shorty, Miles Daly works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles.
Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, Epix said:
- Kellvin Chavez
MGM Television will produce the series.
The hour-long drama is created and executive produced by Davey Holmes, whose credits include “Shameless,” “In Treatment” and “Damages.” Production is set to begin in the fall, with the series premieres slated for summer, 2017.
“We’re excited to be working with MGM on Get Shorty,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO, Epix. “I had the pleasure of working with Elmore Leonard early in my career and I am a big fan of his writing. Davey Holmes is a tremendous talent and has created a fantastic new series that is in the spirit of Leonard’s unique brand of social satire and strong narrative voice. Get Shorty promises to be yet another example of the type of high-end, »
- Daniel Holloway
Howdy, folks - Jason from Mnpp here with this week's edition of "Beauty vs Beast" is which we'll be celebrating the 61st birthday of the great Debra Winger. I assume most of you, being right and proper actressexuals, have seen the terrific documentary bearing her name Searching For Debra Winger, but if not, get on that. I haven't seen it since it came out in 2002 and part of me wonders if it's maybe, hopefully, begun to feel a bit dated? That film feeling dated can only be a good thing because it means roles for actresses are getting better. If nothing else, Winger herself has been working somewhat steadily over the past few years with recent roles on In Treatment and the Netflix series The Ranch.
All that said, we're really here today for Classic Winger...
Exclusive: Israeli drama from In Treatment writer-director picked up by WestEnd; first image revealed.
The Isreali feature, in post-production, tells the stories of four women whose lives change after their brief encounter with a man called Neta.
The film’s first image shows Avni (as Neta) and Riskin (as Sharona).
Bergman said: “At some time in our lives we’ve all made a wrong turn which brought about a sudden change. This is Neta »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
It's the final episode as Manuel has worked his way through all the Lgbt-themed HBO productions.
I began this project because, after watching and recapping Looking here, I became fascinated with the idea that, with that Andrew Haigh show, the cable network had somehow reached peak gay TV even as it also managed to alienate the very viewers it was trying to coax. I wanted to, in a way, put Looking in context by watching everything HBO had produced and aired that had tackled Lgbt issues.
This required a lot of scavenging—despite their shiny HBOGo and HBO Now ventures, a lot of the network’s older and more obscure TV movies and shows remain unattainable. And so I reached back and watched a lot of not so great TV movies from the early 80s, caught up with key “very special episodes” of their most well-known dramas and comedies, and »
- Manuel Betancourt
Sugar Skull Girls 2017 Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: “Sgl Entertainment is pleased to announce that they will be releasing “Sugar Skull Girls” the Teenage Comedy Adventure Movie and TV Series on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable TV and VOD in early 2017. The film is Written and Directed by Christian Grillo, Produced by Christian Grillo, John Kent, David Gechman, and Carmela Hayslett.
And Stars: Addy Miller, Carmela Hayslett, Cece Hagen, Anika Buchanan, Isabella Sobejano, Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), John Amplas (Day of the Dead) and Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects).
Synopsis: Three demonic sisters who resemble neo-goth voodoo dolls are accidentally conjured from the other side during a failed attempt to raise a little girl from the dead. »
- Tamika Jones
Paris– Israel’s Drama Team bring their eight-part foodie drama to Series Mania’s Co-Production Forum with a serious warning: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” It should not be taken lightly: Founded by producers Mosh Danon, of Inosan Productions, and Chaim Sharir, of Yezirah Ivrit, Drama Team has an enviable track record when it comes to international sales. Not only have their series been successfully adapted for American television – “BeTipul” (2005-2008) became HBO’s “In Treatment” and “Bneh Aruba” (2013) became CBS’s “Hostages” – they have also found global audiences in their original language.
Drama Team’s latest project may seem like a departure from the more explicitly commercial “Bnei Aruba”, in which a surgeon is forced to botch, fatally, an operation on the Israel prime minister to save her family. It does, however, have plenty in common with “BeTipul,” which dealt with the »
- Damon Wise
Paris — French TV festival Series Mania has chosen 16 projects from over 200 submissions and 33 countries to be presented from this morning at a strongly-attended three-day Co-Production Forum, its central industry event.
Unsurprisingly, current affairs figure strongly, with Lupa Film/Atlantique Films’ “Eden,” a French-German co-production, sure to attract interest. Previously known as “The House” and to be directed by Edward Berger, who helmed the international hit “Deutschland 83,” Eden is a multi-strand story set in seven major European and north African cities. It deals with day-to-day matters that arise in the fallout from the current refugee crisis after one of two African boys on the run from a warzone is shot dead by a security guard while hiding out at an empty holiday home in Greece.
A similar theme is explored in Conquering Lion Pictures’ “The Illegal,” from Canada, which is adapted from Lawrence Hill’s recent novel of the same name. »
- Damon Wise
Condor will be playing the role of an MIT graduate student who is the girlfriend of MIT police officer Sean Collier. The officer was shot to death three days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by either Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or Tamerlan Tsarnaev several hours after the FBI published images of the brothers and asked for public help in tracking the bomb suspects down.
Besides Wahlberg, the film also stars John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon and Michelle Monaghan. “Patriots Day” is directed by Peter Berg and produced by Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Dorothy Aufiero and Michael Radutzky. Shooting has started in Boston.
The film is co-financed by CBS Films and Lionsgate, with the former handling production and marketing, and the latter handling distribution. »
- Dave McNary
Brosnahan will play Jessica Kensky and O’Shea will portray Patrick Downes. Newlyweds Kensky and Downes were at the finish line to cheer on marathon runners the day of the bombings. Both survived but were seriously injured.
“The survivors are the heart of this story and Rachel and Christopher are bringing their immense talents and their respect for Jessica and Patrick’s extraordinary courage to the film,” commented Berg.
She is represented by Innovative Artists, »
- Dave McNary
The film, based on accounts from the 2013 bombing and the ensuing search for the Tsarnaev brothers, has started filming in the Boston area. The blasts killed three and injured 264 others.
Wahlberg will portray a Boston Police Department officer who was central to the investigation and manhunt. Curatola will play longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. »
- Dave McNary
Alex Wolff (“In Treatment”) and newcomer Themo Melikidze (“Beautiful Something”) will play Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, in Peter Berg‘s drama “Patriots Day,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. Mark Wahlberg stars alongside John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon and Michelle Monaghan. The film co-stars Jimmy O. Yang, Michael Beach, Vincent Curatola and James Colby. “Patriots Day” chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. The Tsarnaev brothers (pictured below) were radicalized terrorists responsible for the bombing and the violence that followed. Also Read: Kevin Bacon Joins Mark Wahlberg in 'Patriots Day' »
- Jeff Sneider
Through long, varied, and successful careers in show business, Debra Winger and Sam Elliott have done a little bit of everything. She was one of the world's biggest movie stars in the '80s thanks to films like An Officer and a Gentleman and Terms of Endearment, but she also played Wonder Girl on the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series, did stand-up comedy at the start of her career, and was one of the final patients on HBO's In Treatment. Elliott was a late-period castmember on the Mission: Impossible TV show, has played dozens of heavies and heroes in the movies, and even turned up clean-shaven on the final season of Justified. Starting Friday, though, you'll get to see them do something they've never done before: act in a traditional multi-cam sitcom, shot on a stage in front of a studio audience. In Netflix's The Ranch(*), they play an estranged »
- Alan Sepinwall
Palo Alto was neither a sleeper hit or, from what I could tell, much of an overnight sensation, but it did herald the arrival of a new voice — and an addition to the greatest clan of American artists of the last 100 years. It’s good news, then, that Gia Coppola is at work on her follow-up: Variety tell us the director’s partnering with Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange for The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll, a drama based on the true story of Dare Wright. Though the author of beloved children’s book The Lonely Doll, she was rediscovered by a journalist, Jean Nathan, while living in a public hospital four decades after her work’s publication. (It’s easy to presume who will play who.) From her experience came a book that “pieces together Wright’s bizarre life of glamour and isolation, and her struggle to escape »
- Nick Newman
Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts have been set to star in The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll, an indie adaptation of Jean Nathan’s 2005 book about the life of children’s book author Dare Wright. Gia Coppola is directing and Merritt Johnson (Temple Grandin, In Treatment) has been set to adapt. Indigenous Media, founded by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garica and Jake Avnet, is producing along with Bruce Cohen and Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg. Nathan’s book centers… »
“The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll” is the story of Dare Wright, who became well-known in the 1950s thanks to her best-selling children’s book “The Lonely Doll.” Journalist Jean Nathan found Wright living in a public hospital in Queens four decades later, and her book pieces together Wright’s bizarre life of glamour and isolation, and her struggle to escape her painful childhood through her art. Wright passed away in 2001 at the age of »
- Dave McNary
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