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Matt Cherniss is turning to the past to define Wgn America’s brand identity for the future.
The cabler’s president and general manager has moved quickly in his quest to redefine the Tribune Broadcasting flagship as an outlet for provocative original series. He’s greenlighted two straight-to-series productions, both period pieces, since he was hired in April by Tribune CEO Peter Liguori, his former boss at FX and Fox. “Salem,” about the witch trials of the 1600s, debuts in the spring, and “Manhattan,” a soap set in New Mexico’s Los Alamos lab — the one that developed the atomic bomb in the 1940s — is slated to bow in the summer.
Both are weighty, ambitious projects with one shared goal: Establish Wgn America as the next FX or AMC, with original shows that can attract a loyal fanbase, generate strong word-of-mouth and ratings for a channel now known for airing »
- Marc Graser
Music Composed and Produced by: Bear McCreary
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Format: Digital Download
Number of Discs: n/a (approx 12 minutes)
Label: Sparks & Shadows
Sparks & Shadows, the boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of The World Of Steam: The Clockwork Heart a digital Ep on November 20th, featuring 12 plus minutes of music composed by McCreary for the pilot episode of the series, “The Clockwork Heart.” The World Of Steam is a set of Twilight Zone-like episodes set in a Steampunk universe.
“With my intense workload this year, I never thought I’d have the time to take on a new web-series. However, after one look at Matt Yang King‘s short “The Clockwork Heart,” I knew immediately I had to be involved,” said McCreary. “The elegant story and innovative steampunk visual aesthetic alone would have hooked me. It was the film’s reliance on »
- Erin Willard
Chi McBride‘s visit to Hawaii just got extended.
CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 has promoted the beloved TV vet to series regular status, after his appearance thus far in three Season 4 episodes as Swat Captain Lou Grover.
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“I know this sounds corny but the only thing I ever wanted in my career was to be on CBS, the home of my idol Jackie Gleason,” the Pushing Daisies/Boston Public/Human Target alum said in a statement. After a run on the network’s short-lived Golden Boy, which shot on the same stage as The Honeymooners, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
As Alfonso Cuaron’s mega-hit Gravity continues to rack up praise and big box office dollars, it’s a good time to take a critical look at the weakest aspect of the film, which is the lead acting performance of Sandra Bullock.
It’s widely known that Cuaron’s first choice, Angelina Jolie, fell through and there were reported meetings with Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, and Natalie Portman among other candidates, before Bullock was ultimately chosen.
These other contenders are clearly talented but they are still part of a group that could easily be called Hollywood Casting 101.
While the film’s financiers would disagree, Gravity is not a film that needed big stars, as the presence of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock is far less a contributor to its enormous success than the film’s suspense thriller concept and visually striking execution.
Obviously, a director on a big-budget »
- Terek Puckett
In case you haven't been paying attention, witches are all the rage right now... and about damn time, too! Next to form a coven of its own is Wgn America, which kicked off production today on "Salem."
From the Press Release:
Wgn America enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history with its first original scripted series, “Salem,” as production begins today in Shreveport, Louisiana, on the provocative Fox 21 drama. On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga ("24," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Voyager," and "Enterprise") and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” launches Wgn America’s strategy to become a dedicated purveyor of innovative scripted fare.
- Debi Moore
Janet Montgomery has been tapped as the lead in Salem, Wgn America’s first scripted series, from Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, director Richard Shepard, Fox21 and Prospect Park. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials. The series centers on Mary Sibley (Montgomery), the beautiful, ruthless and vulnerable at the same time wife of the ancient, ailing but very wealthy George Sibley, one of the Salem town Selectmen. Also joining the series, set to premiere next spring, is Nikita alum Xander Berkeley in the regular role of Magistrate Hale, one of the Salem’s Selectmen, a company man who believes in pomp and circumstance. Brit Montgomery, repped by UTA, Anonymous Content, Morris Yorn and Hamilton Hodell, previously starred/co-starred on CBS’ Made In Jersey, Fox’s Human Target and HBO’s Entourage and most recently toplined ABC’s pilot Gothica last season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
If you’ve been tuning in to Hawaii Five-0 Season 4, you know that a familiar TV face is now in the mix.
Chi McBride - best known for roles on Pushing Daisies, Human Target and last season’s Golden Boy - has joined the show as Captain Lou Grover, who, from the start, does not take kindly to the antics of Five-0 and its leader, Steve McGarrett.
TV Fanatic was on location on the island of Oahu recently and sat down with the cheery McBride – in between shooting scenes involving some pretty intense gunfire – to talk about his new gig on the series and his character’s history with Hawaii Five-0.
TV Fanatic: So Grover is a character from the original series…
- email@example.com (Jim Halterman)
For those wishing Warner Bros. Home Entertainment would combine Part 1 and 2 of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns the deluxe edition is the answer to your fanboy wishes. Adding to the enjoyment is a 70-minute Frank Miller retrospective, an all-new filmmaker commentary, four exclusive collector cards with never-before-seen artwork, and the original extra content found on the original Part 1 & 2 releases.
Based on Frank Miller’s celebrated graphic novel, the film finds the Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, battling iconic villains, including Two-Face and The Joker. Beyond his long-time foes awaits a global catastrophe racing toward Gotham City, and with it comes a familiar face, Superman – though this time he has Batman in his sights.
Here are some interview clips providing some insights into the animated production:.
Screen Crush have revealed that the latest DC comic book character to be brought to life on the small screen in Arrow will be 'Dr. Anthony Ivo'. Dylan Neal (whose credits include Cedar Cove, Human Target and Smallville) has been chosen to play him. However, in his first appearance - the fifth episode which is entitled "League of Assassins" - he will appear in Oliver's island flashbacks rather than Starling City. As this is set to be a four episode arc though, it's certainly likely that we'll see him return to make Ollie's life difficult further down the line as the site mentions that the door is open for recurring appearances. They describe Arrow's take on the villain as, " a brutal but ruthless scientist who will stop at nothing to unearth a breakthrough that dates back to the latter days of World War II." Ivo is also the creator of »
Fox is re-entering the comic book biz by developing a drama about Batman’s home.
Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) will executive and produce the one-hour drama that’s already received a series commitment from Fox. The drama — which is the second DC concept to go up for grabs this fall after the CW began developing a possible spinoff with The Flash — reportedly ignited a bidding war.
The last time DC peddled a Gotham-inspired »
- Lynette Rice
A few months back, Michael Bay teamed up with video game maker Ubisoft to help them develop their massively popular Tom Clancy.s Ghost Recon series into a movie that would hopefully prove the first in a franchise. Though he agreed to produce the picture, Bay is reportedly holding onto the option to direct until he gets a look at the still nonexistent script. Well, we.re now one step closer to finding out if Ghost Recon will be a Bay-directed property as Variety reports the project has finally found some screenwriters. Human Target and Jericho writer-producers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have been hired to translate the key elements of the game into a rousing action-adventure movie. Ghost Recon games center on a fictional U.S. Army Special Forces unit that basically serves as the president.s private army. Advantages of this special assignment include top of the line »
Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (TV's "Human Target," "Charlie's Angels") are set to pen the upcoming film adaptation of the "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon" video game series setup at Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story revolves around a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces that effectively operates as the president’s private army. Equipped with the latest technology, they take down threats around the world without leaving any trace of their existence.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The game centres around a fictional unit of the Us Army Special Forces. Using highly advanced technology, the soldiers operate as the President's own private army.
Bay will produce the movie but has not committed to directing it following Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The Ghost Recon series debuted in 2001.
Watch a trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier below: »
Creeping stealthily towards a jump-off date is Warner Bros. and Michael Bay's adaptation of the Tom Clancy-inspired game Ghost Recon. Variety reports that two screenwriters are now signed on to transform the first-person shooter into something screen-ready. Smearing themselves in camo makeup and dusting off their Get Some Guide To Special Forces Jargon are Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. The pair are probably best known for their work on TV shows Jericho and Human Target, but they've recently added some major Hollywood assignments to their collective résumé. Tricky ones, too, like 20th Century Fox's Zorro, currently in a holding pattern, and Y: The Last Man, now reportedly back in business with Dan Trachtenberg at the helm.For those unfamiliar with the fictional Recon team, they’re a unit of the Army Special Forces that basically acts as the President’s personal strike team, taking out threats with all the latest weapons and gadgets. »
As if Grand Theft Auto V's $800 million debut didn't illustrate the point sufficiently, video games are a huge market that have yet to adequately adapted into the cinematic world. One such project that hopes to change that perception is Michael Bay's production of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. While we still don't know whether Bay will direct the film set up at Warner Bros., screenwriters Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia have been tapped to pen the Ubisoft adaptation. Federman and Scaia previously made headlines when they were tasked with scripting the feature treatment for Brian K. Vaughan's graphic novel, Y: The Last Man and turned in an early draft for the Zorro reboot. The pair has worked predominantly in television on such series as Jericho, Warehouse 13 and Human Target. Hit the jump for more. Variety reports that Federman and Scaia will write Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon adaptation. »
- Dave Trumbore
Variety have revealed that Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia - who are currently hard at work on the screenplay for Y: The Last Man's big screen adaptation - have been tapped by Ubisoft to pen the Michael Bay produced Ghost Recon movie. The Transformers: Age of Extiction director is developing the project in the hope of also helming it, so the team behind Ghost Recon have been on the hunt for writers ever since he first committed to the movie (as he has yet to find another project after the fourth instalment of the Transformers franchise is released next summer). Federman and Scaia have also worked on both Charlie's Angels and Human Target. The video game series, "revolve around a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the President’s private army, using the latest technology to infiltrate and take down threats around »
The “Ghost Recon” games revolve around a fictional unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces that essentially operates as the president’s private army, using the latest technology to infiltrate and take down threats around the world without leaving any traces that they exist.
The gamemaker and studio have been looking for writers since Bay came onto the film. They’re eager to get a script ready to show the director since he »
- Justin Kroll and Marc Graser
Music Composed and Produced by: Bear McCreary
Release Date: August 2, 2013
Formats: CD and Digital Download
Number of Discs: 1 (14 tracks, approx. 56 minutes)
Label: Sparks & Shadows
About the Composer:
Bear McCreary‘s unique combination of atypical instrumental background (he is a professional accordionist) with rigorous classical training prepared him to compose for disparate genres. By the age of 24, McCreary was launched into pop culture history with his groundbreaking score to Syfy’s hit series Battlestar Galactica, for which he composed “the most innovative music on TV today” (Variety). It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com declared Bear McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of all time, listing him alongside legends John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann.
McCreary, who recently earned his second Emmy nomination for Da Vinci’s Demons, continues to write for the television show The Walking Dead. »
- Erin Willard
It's been a year and a half since Chuck went off the air, and that show's creative team has finally recuperated from its constant-threat-of-cancellation stress and is back in the saddle. Executive producer Matt Miller and writer Zev Borow are re-teaming for a third time (after working together on the also-canceled Human Target), to bring you a new drama set to air on Fox. Bad Guys centers around a single mom who's a detective for the NYPD. While balancing solving crimes and raising a teenage son, she also has to deal with her father, a recently paroled »
Exclusive: Former Chuck executive producer Matt Miller has teamed with Zev Borow, former writer on the NBC spy dramedy, for a cop/family drama that has sold to Fox. Written by Borow with Miller supervising, Bad Guys centers on Lea Morris, a NYPD detective and a single mom raising a teenage son, and her dad Nalin Morris, a recently paroled ex-con who wants a second chance with his daughter and a first with his grandson. Per the project’s logline, “Bad Guys affirms the ancient truth: You can’t pick your family, but with any luck you can arrest them.” Borrow and Miller will executive produce for Warner Bros TV where Miller is under a deal. The project reunites Miller and Borow with Fox — Miller served as showrunner on the network’s Wbtv-produced drama Human Target, on which Borow was a writer. Wme-repped Miller was executive producer/showrunner on the »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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