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Blue Skies for 'Cloudy,'Hazy Starts for 'Surrogates,' 'Fame'

Moviegoers came back for a second helping of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but the new items on the menu, Surrogates and Fame, didn't fly. That led to a weekend that was off seven percent from the same timeframe last year when Eagle Eye landed. Standing as the only broadly appealing movie among recent releases, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs dissipated by a mere 19 percent, generating an estimated $24.6 million and lifting its total to a solid $60 million in ten days. Its drop was less than such comparable titles as Open Season, Meet the Robinsons and Chicken Little, though it may have a steeper decline in its third weekend, when the Toy Story double feature will claim much of its 3D attention. Surrogates plugged in with an estimated $15 million on approximately 3,600 screens at 2,951 sites, or a fraction of what the similar I, Robot started at. The science fiction thriller
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New To Theatres This Weekend: Fame, Pandorum, Surrogates

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There are plenty of new releases in theatres this week, although as usual, some of the most interesting stuff seems to be in select theatres only. The majority of us will have to choose from the space horror flick Pandorum, sci-fi actioner Surrogates starring Bruce Willis, and the remake of Fame, but if you're lucky you might get to catch Michael Moore's new movie Capitalism: A Love Story, Tiff hit The Boys Are Back, or the buzzed-about low-budget horror movie Paranormal Activity. Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day is also playing in wide release in Canada, and Drew Barrymore's Whip It will be playing sneak previews in a lot of theatres on Saturday night. Do you plan on checking anything out this weekend? Pandorum [1] Fame [2] Surrogates [3] Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day [4] (Canada only) I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell [5] (limited) Paranormal Activity [6] (limited) Capitalism: A Love Story
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Fame Movie Poster

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MGM just sent us this brand new movie poster from the upcoming film “Fame” by director Kevin Tancharoen and starring Naturi Naughton (Notorious), Kay Panabaker (Lie to Me, Grey’s Anatomy) and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (Hannah Montana). Synopsis: A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, [...]
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Fame Is Gonna' Live Forever- September 25

Fame is the new musical feature, remaking the 1980 film of the same title, directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Allison Burnett. Premise follows a young group of actors, singers, dancers and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. "...In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student's passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance and self-discovery. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they'll find out who amongst them will achieve fame..." Fame will be released by MGM, September 25. Sneak Peek the official Fame trailer.
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MGM passes audit

MGM passes audit
MGM has passed its annual audit.

That's the expected good news, delivered by the Century City-based studio on Wednesday. An unfortunate related update is that a J.P. Morgan-led creditors committee appears unmollified by the announcement.

There was never considered a sizeable risk that the audit would result in a warning being issued about MGM's viability as a "going concern." But the mere theoretical chance of that happening shook creditors, who then hired investment consultancy Houlihan Lokey to advise on possible strategies for dealing with the situation.

Fortunately for MGM, the successful conclusion of its audit means the creditors would be hard-pressed to force a court-supervised reorganization of the studio. It appears the more than 140 lenders comprising the creditors group can only jawbone about their concerns for the time being.

MGM, which is owned by a consortium of private equity firms, Sony and Comcast, also has been mulling how to restructure its finances.
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New Fame Trailer Dances on Up

Yahoo! Movies has just premiered the brand new trailer for Fame, which is set for release on September 25. Click below to see this brand new trailer right here.

Fame stars Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Thomas Dekker, Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and Asher Book and will be released nationwide on September 25.
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First Images from Fame Remake -- Starring Asher Book, Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, and a lot more

A little over a month ago I got to visit the set of MGM’s remake of “Fame”. While I was a little nervous walking in as I didn’t know what to expect, I got to see director Kevin Tancharoen film part of the finale and also hear some of the music from the movie. After seeing what’s in store for audiences this fall when the movie gets released, I think MGM is going to do really well with this movie. For those that don’t know about “Fame”, it’s about a performing arts school in New York City and the movie follows a group of students over four years at the school. But instead of filling this movie with a cast of familiar faces, director Kevin Tancharoen has cast a lot of unknowns and this is going to be their big break….sort of like art imitating life.
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Allen Returns To Fame

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Allen Returns To Fame
Veteran entertainer Debbie Allen will dance her way back to the big screen after movie studio bosses tapped the star to take on a new role in Fame.

Allen made her screen debut as a dance instructor in the 1980 film, and went on to recreate the part of Lydia Grant in the TV version - one of her best-known roles.

The movie follows dancers, singers, actors and artists from auditions to graduation at the New York City High School of Performing Arts.

Allen will be playing a principal in the remake, co-starring Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally and Bebe Neuwirth.

The film is scheduled for release on 25 September.

'Fame' chooses five

'Fame' chooses five
Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer, Charles S. Dutton, Bebe Neuwirth and Debbie Allen have been tenured.

The quintet has been chosen to fill out the administrative and teaching roles in MGM and Lakeshore Entertainment's remake of "Fame." Choreographer Kevin Tancharoen will direct the reinvention of the 1980 musical about a group of dancers, singers, actors and artists trying to survive four gruel¬ing years at the prestigious New York City High School of Performing Arts.

Allison Burnett and Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the updated screenplay.

Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg of Lakeshore are producing the $25 million project along with Mark Canton; vp production Becky Sloviter is overseeing the film, which has scheduled a Sept. 25 release date, for the studio.

"This picture is a celebration, a testament to people pursuing their dreams, so we set out to find talented actors who could both convincingly instruct onscreen and also inspire audiences," MGM Worldwide Motion
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'Fame' remake lines up cast

'Fame' remake lines up cast
Nine Hollywood hopefuls want you to remember their names.

MGM has compiled most of the lead cast for its accelerating remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle have joined the ensemble.

"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Thomas Dekker also is in negotiations to take one of the remaining leads. And Debbie Allen, who played Lydia in the original, is rumored to be in line for a cameo, though not as the same character.

The studio is seeking actors for the adult roles.

Written by Allison Burnett and Aline Brosh McKenna, the reinvention will be directed by choreographer Kevin Tancharoen. Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg of Lakeshore Entertainment are producing the $25 million project along with Mark Canton. Becky Sloviter is overseeing for MGM.

The film is expected to begin lensing
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Dekker Slated to Find 'Fame'

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Dekker Slated to Find 'Fame'
U.S. TV star Thomas Dekker is in talks to front the new Fame.

The actor, who currently stars in Terminator TV spin-off Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, is the favorite to lead the cast in a remake of the hit 1980 musical about the talented kids at a New York performing arts school.

The new film will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who has choreographed and shot videos for Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson.

The original Fame was directed by Alan Parker, and starred Irene Cara, Laura Dean and the late Gene Anthony Ray. The film was nominated for six Oscars and won for Best Score and Best Original Song.

Dekker, a former child star, is already an accomplished musician - his album Psyanotic was recently released online.

Thomas Dekker seeks 'Fame'

Thomas Dekker seeks 'Fame'
Thomas Dekker wants to live forever.

The star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is in talks to take a lead role in MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Dekker is gunning to play Marco, a working-class kid with some gnarly acting chops who is competing with thousands of other hopefuls to get into and survive an elite New York public high school for the arts.

Written by Allison Burnett, the revamp will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, a director and choreographer who has worked in TV (MTV's "DanceLife"), on music videos and on tours for such singers as Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. Mark Canton ("300") is producing the $25 million project along with Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg of Lakeshore Entertainment ("Elegy").

The producers have been holding open casting calls in New York and Los Angeles since the spring (video auditions posted by wannabes also pepper YouTube).

The original "Fame,
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