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‘Heathers’ TV Anthology Series Greenlit At TV Land, ‘Bachelorette’ Helmer Leslye Headland To Direct

7 September 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

TV Land is getting into the reboot game with an anthology series based on the cult 80s film, “Heathers.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV Land has ordered a pilot for a “Heathers” TV series to be written by Jason Micallef (who penned Jennifer Garner/Hugh Jackman starrer “Butter”) and directed by Leslye Headland, who wrote […]

The post ‘Heathers’ TV Anthology Series Greenlit At TV Land, ‘Bachelorette’ Helmer Leslye Headland To Direct appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Heathers TV pilot gets the greenlight from TV Land

7 September 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

TV Land has ordered a pilot for a TV adaptation of the cult 1988 dark comedy Heathers, which will be directed by Leslye Headland (Sleeping With Other People) from a script by Jason Micallef (Butter). Deadline reports that the project will reimagine the movie as an anthology, and “will be set in the present day, as our heroine deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers.”

Heathers starred Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer, a popular high school teenager who teams up with a rebellious outsider played by Christian Slater in order to help her get out of a snobby clique threatening to destroy her reputation. However, she soon discovers that he’s actually a sociopath who is intentionally killing students he doesn’t like. Critically acclaimed, the film flopped at the box office, but quickly became a cult classic on VHS.

A TV adaptation of Heathers has been »

- Gary Collinson

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TV Land Orders Pilot Episode of Series Based on Heathers

6 September 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

TV Land is stepping into the hostile halls of high school with their pilot episode order of a new anthology TV series based on the 1988 cult film Heathers.

According to THR, the pilot episode of Heathers will be directed by Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People, Bachelorette) from a script by Jason Micallef (Butter). Executive produced by Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, the series—should it move forward—is expected to focus on new groups of "Heathers" with its anthology format, likely on a season-by-season structure.

The pilot episode of Heathers will follow a clique of similarly named high school students who sit atop the student body food chain. Filming on the dark comedy pilot is slated to start this fall with a single-camera shooting style.

Directed by Michael Lehmann from a screenplay by Daniel Waters, the original Heathers film starred Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. »

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‘Heathers’ Dark Comedy Based On The Movie Gets Pilot Greenlight At TV Land

6 September 2016 2:48 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After announcing a script deal in March, TV Land has ordered a pilot for Heathers, a dark comedy series based on the cult 1988 film. Leslye Headland (Sleeping With Other People, Bachelorette) is attached to direct, and the pilot is expected to shoot later this fall. Reimagined as an anthology, Heathers will be set in the present day, as our heroine deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. The script is written by Jason Micallef (Butter), and Tom… »

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‘Heathers’ Series Pilot Ordered by TV Land

6 September 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV Land has ordered a pilot for an anthology series based on the motion picture “Heathers,” Variety has confirmed. The pilot will be directed by “Sleeping With Other People” filmmaker Leslye Headland.

Starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, “Heathers” was a cult hit that satirized the world of high school social cliques. Released in 1988, it was directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Daniel Waters. The pilot will reimagine the three popular girls at the center of the film. The movie told the story of high-school student Veronica (Ryder) and her relationship with three popular girls, all named Heather. No casting has yet been confirmed for the pilot.

The single-camera half hour is written by Jason Micallef (“Butter”) and executive produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi of Lakeshore Entertainment. If picked up to series, the anthology would likely feature a new set of Heathers in a different setting each season.

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- Daniel Holloway

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Us Briefs: Voltage signs exclusive production deal with Alissa Phillips

19 July 2016 7:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Kino Lorber acquires The Daughter; Aspen Film appoints industry trio for flagship events; and more…

Voltage Pictures CEO Nicolas Chartier announced on Wednesday that the company has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Alissa Phillips to make features, TV series and mini-series.

Phillips will work alongside the Voltage production team of partner and president of Voltage Productions Craig Flores, Voltage Pictures president of production Zev Foreman, and senior vice-president Dom Rustam.

Prior to Voltage Phillips was a producer with Michael De Luca where she produced Moneyball, Dracula Untold and Butter. She is serving as executive producer on the Focus Features film On The Brinks.

“We are incredibly excited to have Alissa work with us. Her studio experience and multi layered production experience will be a great compliment to our existing team,” said Chartier (pictured).

“I’m delighted to join the Voltage team,” said Philips. “I’ve admired Nicolas’ award-winning work from afar for some time and »

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CAA Signs ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi

31 May 2016 5:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CAA has signed Yara Shahidi for representation.

Shahidi currently stars as Zoey Johnson in ABC’s “Black-ish,” for which she received a NAACP Award for best supporting actress in a comedy, as well as a Gracie Award for female in a breakthrough role.

Her past credits include Phillip Noyce’s “Salt,” opposite Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber; Jim Field Smith’s “Butter,” opposite Jennifer Garner; and “Imagine That,” opposite Eddie Murphy.

She continues to be represented by Liz York at Principal Entertainment and her attorney is Ryan Nord at Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

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Heathers Is Getting The Anthology TV Series Treatment

17 March 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Heathers is getting a reboot. Thankfully, no-one involved in this new venture thinks remaking the movie is a good idea. Michael Lehmann’s black comedy remains one the best eighties teen flicks ever made. It’s cutting, clever and has perhaps the highest density of quotable one-liners per minute. So, what’s happening with this reboot then?

Viacom-owned cable network TV Land has ordered a pilot script for a TV anthology series loosely inspired by the 1989 feature. In case you’ve not seen it, the original film follows Winona Ryder’s character Veronica as she and Christian Slater’s J.D. navigate the struggles of high school while dealing with a trio of uber-popular girls named Heather. All three rule over the school hierarchy, and so Veronica and Jd plot to off them and pass it off as suicide.

The series plans to put a drastic spin on that set-up. »

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Heathers TV Series in Early Stages of Development

17 March 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s hard to look at high school cliques the same way after seeing Heathers. The film has found an ever-growing following since its Us release in 1989, and now TV Land is in the early stages of developing an anthology series based on the cult classic:

Press Release: “New York, NY – March 16, 2016 – Dating a murderous psychopath and figuring out what to wear to your best friend’s suicide are typical teen problems for Veronica Sawyer. With a pilot script order for “Heathers,” TV Land is digging into the pitch-black comedy for their first anthology series, based on the cult classic film. Set in the present day, our heroine will be dealing with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. The script is written by Jason Micallef (“Butter”), and Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will executive produce for Lakeshore Entertainment.

The pilot script order for “Heathers” comes on the »

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Heathers Series Headed To TV Land… Probably

17 March 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Once there’s a musical, pretty much everything is fair game, and with that in mind, TV Land has started the ball rolling on a Heathers anthology series.

It’s tricky to imagine what the series might look like, but it apparently it focuses on Veronica coming out the other side of her time with the first Heathers to find herself in the present day with a new group of Heathers. You have to imagine that Veronica has grown into a rather interesting person, one way or another, after the experiences that have now become pop culture canon.

Skeptics might not look too highly on the idea of taking this crazy black comedy for a spin, but the script is coming from Jason Micallef, who wrote the fantastic film Butter.

While the original helped launch the careers of those involved, a new version may come down to finding just the »

- Marc Eastman

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Now a ‘Heathers’ TV series could be on the way

16 March 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Remember the 1989 black comedy Heathers? The one where Christian Slater starred opposite Winona Ryder? Well, a TV pilot based on the classic movie has been ordered by TV Land.

The pilot will be set in the present day, and our heroine will be dealing with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. The pilotis written by Jason Micallef (Butter).

The original movie didn’t do too well when it was initially released, but gained a cult following in the years that followed, particularly on the home video market.

If you can’t remember the plot, here’s a reminder.

Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls’ cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. »

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'Heathers' Anthology Series Is Coming to TV Land

16 March 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 1989 cult classic Heathers is about to get a makeover on the small screen, with a new TV series on TV Land. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that TV Land has put a new comedic anthology series based on the movie into development, which will put a much different spin on the story, now set in present-day. The site reports that the anthology aspect of the series will be similar to FX's Fargo, with each season featuring a new group of Heathers in different settings.

The original movie centered on Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her rebel boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater), who hatch a plot to destroy all of the cool kids at their high school, who are dubbed "Heathers." The new series will center on Veronica, who is dealing with a much different group of Heathers, who are just as evil as they are popular, described as "high school royalty. »

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TV Land Plans "Heathers" Anthology Series

16 March 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

TV Land ("Younger," "Teachers") has ordered a script for a TV pilot based on the cult classic 1989 pitch-black comedy "Heathers".

Daniel Waters' original film centered on Veronica (Winona Ryder) and rebel boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater) and their trials and tribulations dealing with the social order in high school - a vicious place ruled by the iron fist of three girls all named Heather. The film also spawned a well-regarded stage musical adaptation in recent years.

The new series is said to be a single camera dark comedy series set in the present day in which our heroine will be dealing with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers.

One difference - characters who would've been outcasts in the 1980s version are the trio this time out - Heather McNamara is a black lesbian; Heather Duke is a male named Heath who identifies as "gender-queer"; and Heather »

- Garth Franklin

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Chefs Impact Report: The Culinary Celebs Cooking Up Empires in Entertainment

25 February 2016 11:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

These gastronomic celebs have placed their culinary stamp across multiple platforms, built restaurant empires and advanced the foodie conversation.

Jose Andres

mini-bar, tres by jose andres, bazaar

Part of the food revolution in Spain, Andres has brought his modern twists on tapas to L.A., D.C. and Las Vegas at restaurants such as the Bazaar and Mini-Bar. His TV career began in 2008 with “Made in Spain,” and he has since been a regular guest on talk shows, cooking competitions and Anthony Bourdain’s travel shows. His most recent TV project was the PBS special “Undiscovered Haiti With Jose Andres.”

Lidia Bastianich

felidia, eataly, “lidia’s kitchen”

Chef/co-owner — with son Joe and Mario Batali — of four acclaimed New York City restaurants, the artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace Eataly and her own production company, Tavola Productions, Bastianich has spent the past decade producing series and specials for PBS, most recently “Lidia’s Kitchen. »

- Phil Gallo

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Chefs Impact Report: The Culinary Celebs Cooking Up Empires in Entertainment

25 February 2016 11:28 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

These gastronomic celebs have placed their culinary stamp across multiple platforms, built restaurant empires and advanced the foodie conversation.

Jose Andres

mini-bar, tres by jose andres, bazaar

Part of the food revolution in Spain, Andres has brought his modern twists on tapas to L.A., D.C. and Las Vegas at restaurants such as the Bazaar and Mini-Bar. His TV career began in 2008 with “Made in Spain,” and he has since been a regular guest on talk shows, cooking competitions and Anthony Bourdain’s travel shows. His most recent TV project was the PBS special “Undiscovered Haiti With Jose Andres.”

Lidia Bastianich

felidia, eataly, “lidia’s kitchen”

Chef/co-owner — with son Joe and Mario Batali — of four acclaimed New York City restaurants, the artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace Eataly and her own production company, Tavola Productions, Bastianich has spent the past decade producing series and specials for PBS, most recently “Lidia’s Kitchen. »

- Phil Gallo

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