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Bogota – In the latest U.S.-Colombia production link-up, consolidating a building international production axis, Jason Gurvitz’s Green Dog Films in L.A. and Diego Ramirez’s Bogota/Cali-based 64A-Films are teaming to co-produce a five-pic slate of horror movies, all of which will shoot in Colombia.
One of Colombia’s most sought-after young directors, 64A partner Carlos Moreno (“Dog Eat Dog,” “All Your Dead Ones,” “The Snitch Cartel”) has committed to direct one movie in the slate. Moreno will also take an exec producer credit on the five films, and help to oversee the slate’s storytelling. Alonso Torres, Moreno’s regular co-scribe, will act as script consultant.
A sizeable addition to Colombia’s burgeoning genre production scene, which is attracting an increasing number of international partners, the production pact looks like one of the biggest deals to go down at the Bogota Audiovisual Market.
The alliance was already attracting heat from U. »
- John Hopewell
One of The CW’s most anticipated new series for the upcoming fall season is The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off The Originals. The sexy drama, set in the city of New Orleans, will follow Original vampires Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), who quickly find themselves in the middle of tensions between the town’s supernatural factions, which are nearing a breaking point as the city’s leader, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. The show also stars Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Daniel Gillies talked about how much fun he’s had on The Vampire Diaries, how he felt about Elijah’s relationship with Katherine (Nina Dobrev), the experience of shooting the backdoor pilot for The Originals in New Orleans, that the series itself will shoot »
- Christina Radish
Rachael Leigh Cook, 33, and Daniel Gillies, 37, are going to be parents! The sexy The Vampire Diaries actor and his wife of eight years reveled how excited they are to welcome their first child together!
Rachael Leigh Cook Pregnant — Excited For First Baby
The happy couple confirmed the good news to Us Weekly. Rachael, who is filming the second season of the TNT drama Perception, told the magazine how she is handling her pregnancy while filming the second season of the show.
“I’ve been hiding my rapidly growing bump while shooting, but this kiddo is vying for screen time,” the actress joked. “We clearly have a future actor on our hands.”
Her hot husband, who plays Elijah on The Vampire Diaries, »
- Christina Stiehl
Tonight, we see the backdoor pilot for the Vampire Diaries’ Originals spin-off, a safe bet to make The CW’s fall schedule, which will be announced on May 16. But Daniel Gillies (Elijah), who’s currently filming the second season of CTV’s Saving Hope, has something else to look forward to next month: Last October, he released his feature-length directorial debut, the drama Broken Kingdom, and Kingdom Come, the documentary following the three-year process of getting that independent movie made, online. Unbeknownst to him, reps for one of the documentary’s co-directors, Paiman Kalayeh, then began shopping Kingdom Come — which »
- Mandi Bierly
This is the biggest week, professionally speaking, in Daniel Gillies life. Not only will The Vampire Diaries air his Originals-focused backdoor pilot on Thursday, but he's currently filming the second season of his medical drama, Saving Hope, and it was just announced Broken Kingdom, his directorial debut, would premiere this May on Showtime!
Not only did Gillies helm the globe-hopping, emotionally-resonant drama, but he wrote, produced and co-stars along with wife, Rachael Leigh Cook. A massive undertaking that underscores what a passion project this was for the actor.
ETonline: This is a big week for you, Daniel. Congrats on Showtime acquiring the film!
Daniel Gillies: Oh man, I'm very blessed. I can't believe all of this is happening at once -- I feel like every day is my birthday »
Showtime is getting into The Vampire Diaries business. The pay cabler has acquired two films from Daniel Gillies, who appears on The CW hit drama as Elijah, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Broken Kingdom, directed by and starring Gillies, premieres on Showtime at 8:30 p.m. May 15. The film follows two stories as it weaves its way from the slums of Bogota to the Hills of Hollywood. A 14-year-old street girl and an American writer discover an uncommon union, while a L.A. daycare teacher does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic
- Philiana Ng
6 items from 2013
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