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Whistler Film Fest Lineup Features Record Number of Films Directed by Women

Ingrid Veninger’s “Porcupine Lake” is screening at the fest

This year’s edition of the Whistler Film Festival (Wff) is setting an important record — the 2017 lineup features the highest number of films directed by women in the fest’s history. According to a press release, the fest is “pleased to screen 14 feature films and 16 short films directed by women, which makes up 30 percent of this year’s film programming.”

While far from the ideal 50 percent benchmark, the fest recognizes there’s work to be done, and will be hosting its second annual Women on Top Keynote and Breakfast. Producer and co-founder of Resonate Entertainment Susan Cartsonis will deliver this year’s keynote address. “It’s not unreasonable to expect that women should be 50 percent of those creating content, considering more than 50 percent of us are consuming the content,” said Cartsonis, whose credits include “What Women Want,” “The Duff,” and “Carrie Pilby.
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Baby Girl on the Way for Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean

Baby Girl on the Way for Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean
Lyndsy Fonseca may have played Ted Mosby’s daughter on How I Met Your Mother, but now she’s taking the leap into parenthood herself.

The 30-year-old actress and her husband, former Nikita costar Noah Bean, are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to People exclusively. Their baby girl will make her appearance in February.

“We are so thrilled and excited. This is, so far, the best project we’ve ever worked on together!” the couple tell People.

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Shut Eye: Season Two; Noah Bean (Nikita) to Recur on Hulu Series

Noah Bean is coming to Hulu. Deadline reports the Nikita star has joined season two of the streaming service's TV show Shut Eye.The drama stars Jeffrey Donovan as Charlie Haverford, “a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles.” The cast also includes Isabella Rossellini, KaDee Strickland, and Angus Sampson. Season one debuted in December of last year.Read More…
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‘Shut Eye’: Noah Bean Set To Recur In Season 2 For Hulu

Former Nikita and 12 Monkeys star Noah Bean is set for a recurring role in Season 2 of Hulu’s Shut Eye. Created and executive produced by Les Bohem, Shut Eye centers on Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan), a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and who contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client's angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while…
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You'll Never Guess Who Inspired Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud, to Pursue Acting

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You'll Never Guess Who Inspired Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud, to Pursue Acting
A post shared by Mena Massoud (@menamassey) on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:58pm Pdt If you had any trepidations about Disney's live-action Aladdin, cast your worries aside. The film recently revealed that newcomer Mena Massoud would be playing the title character, and let's just say, we are already obsessed. Not only does he have some striking resemblances to "Prince Ali" (hello, look at those abs!), but his inspiration for pursuing acting has a sweet connection to the original film. Plus, it seems like we'll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming months. Get to know all you can about the latest Disney prince below. RelatedAll the Places You Might Have Seen Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud 1. He's Canadian but Has Ties to Egypt Mena was born in Egypt, but raised in Canada. Now, he spends his time between Toronto and La. 2. Robin Williams Inspired Him to Become an
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All the Places You Might Have Seen Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud

A post shared by Mena Massoud (@menamassey) on Mar 25, 2017 at 8:52am Pdt After news broke that Disney was reportedly struggling to find a lead for its live-action reboot of Aladdin, everyone (including Popsugar!) was happy to bombard the studio with suggestions of potential actors to play the beloved street urchin. On Saturday, all speculation came to a halt when Disney announced the final casting news at its D23 Expo. While well-known actors like Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed were initially in talks to play Aladdin, newcomer Mena Massoud ended up scoring the part. The Egyptian-born Canadian actor (who is extremely easy on the eyes, we should note) has had a steady but low-key career thus far, appearing in a number of TV shows. In 2015 he was in 12 episodes of the Canadian drama Open Heart (pictured below) as Jared Malik, the snarky head of the youth volunteer program at Open Heart Memorial Hospital.
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You'll Be Thirsty Af For the Aladdin Reboot After Seeing These Photos of Mena Massoud

Disney finally revealed the star of its upcoming live-action reboot of Aladdin, and let's just say we're 100 percent here for it. Mena Massoud will play the iconic protagonist from the classic 1992 animated film alongside Will Smith as Genie and Naomi Scott as his love interest, Princess Jasmine. Mena's acting credits include small stints on shows like The CW's Nikita and CTV's Saving Hope, but we recently fell in love with the burgeoning actor when we stumbled upon his Instagram. See why we're thirsty Af over Mena (and the Aladdin reboot, of course) in the photos ahead.
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Somewhere Between: Paula Patton Fights Fate to Save Her Family in ABC Thriller's First Promo

Somewhere Between: Paula Patton Fights Fate to Save Her Family in ABC Thriller's First Promo
ABC’s Somewhere Between, premiering July 24 at 10/9c, is a little like Groundhog Day — you know, if you replace all of the jokes with harrowing, life-or-death stakes.

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The limited series stars Paula Patton (Warcraft) as Laura Price, a San Francisco news producer working with the police to track down a serial killer. She believes all is lost when the killer “strikes close to home,” until a strange event allows her to relive the previous week of her life in order to stop the murder from happening… again.

In doing so, she discovers
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The Power Struggle for Gotham Comes Home August 29

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Burbank, CA (May 24, 2017) – In the latest season of Fox’s hit show, the power struggle in Gotham is more contentious than ever, as DC Super-Villains even more ambitious and depraved are introduced and a realignment of alliances could change the future of Gotham forever. Join Jim Gordon and his Gotham constituents as they navigate the chaos that ensues when the world’s most infamous DC Super-Villains wreak havoc on Gotham as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) releases the mysterious Gotham: The Complete Third Season on August 29, 2017. Gotham: The Complete Third Season will feature all 22 episodes plus fascinating special features including three featurettes, Gotham’s 2016 Comic-Con panel and deleted scenes, and will be available to own on Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy ($54.97 Srp) and DVD ($49.99 Srp). Gotham: The Complete Third Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.

The fight for
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George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie

George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie
Horror legend George A. Romero is teaming up with a frequent collaborator for his next zombie movie, which will be seeking buyers at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this summer. The new project is entitled Road of the Dead, which George A. Romero co-wrote with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project. It isn't clear when production may begin, but this project will be just the director's second feature film, although he has spent decades in other areas of production.

IndieWire reports that this project originated from a Matt Birman pitch from roughly 10 years ago. The story is set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans. The director describes the project as a hybrid of Road Warrior and Rollerball, set at a Nascar race, and that there is "significant inspiration" from the iconic 1959 classic Ben-Hur.
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Cannes Update: New Films with Ashley Judd and Maggie Q on the Way

Ashley Judd in “Come Early Morning

Films toplined by Ashley Judd and Maggie Q are the latest projects seeking distribution deals at the Cannes Film Market. According to ScreenDaily, Red Sea Media has begun talks with international buyers for Judd-starrer “Trafficked,” and the U.S. rights to Q-led “Slumber” have been obtained by Vertical Entertainment.

Directed by Will Wallace (“Red Wing”), “Trafficked” centers on three young women from the U.S., Nigeria, and India trying to escape a brothel. Elisabeth Röhm (“Jane the Virgin”), Anne Archer (“Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”), and Sean Patrick Flanery (“Dexter”) co-star in the film.

“This is a poignant film,” Red Sea founder Roman Kopelevich emphasized. “It’s important, with the world sex trade impacting girls from remote villages to the doorsteps of our neighborhoods. Anyone with a daughter or a sister should be concerned with this epidemic.”

Judd is an outspoken advocate for women’s rights around the world. She is also a survivor of sexual assault and severe online harassment. “The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary,” Judd told “The Today Show” in 2015. The “Divergent” franchise actress serves as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, an organization striving for better healthcare for all women. You can next catch Judd in the “Twin Peaks” revival, which hits Showtime May 21.

Vertical Entertainment is planning a late-2017 theatrical release for “Slumber.” The supernatural thriller sees Q playing Alice, “a rationally minded sleep doctor, who is forced to abandon scientific reason and accept a family is being terrorized by a parasitic demon which paralyzes victims as they sleep,” ScreenDaily summarizes.

First-time feature director Jonathan Hopkins helmed “Slumber” and wrote the script with Richard Hobley.

Q currently plays Hannah Wells on ABC’s political dystopian thriller “Designated Survivor.” She portrayed the titular character on The CW’s “Nikita” from 2010 to 2013. Q’s next film is “The Brits Are Coming,” a jewel heist comedy that’s currently in post-production.

Cannes Update: New Films with Ashley Judd and Maggie Q on the Way was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for a Fourth and Final Season

Ahead of its entire new third season airing between May 19th and May 21st, 12 Monkeys has been renewed for a fourth and final season by Syfy.

Press Release: New York, NY -- March 16, 2017 -- Syfy today announced that it has renewed critically-acclaimed original series 12 Monkeys for a fourth and final chapter ahead of its Season 3 premiere. The network also announced that the series’ entire 10-episode third season will premiere over three consecutive nights, from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 from 8-11Pm Et/Pt. The first four episodes will premiere on Friday, with three episodes airing each night on both Saturday and Sunday.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, the beloved drama, developed by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”), is based on the 1995 Golden Globe® award-winning film of the same name. Said co-developer, showrunner and executive producer Matalas: “Universal Cable Productions and Syfy have given
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‘12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Final Season at Syfy

‘12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Final Season at Syfy
Syfy has given one more renewal to sci-fi drama “12 Monkeys.”

The third season of “12 Monkeys” won’t premiere until May, but Syfy has already ordered a fourth installment of 10 episodes. The catch: Season 4 will be the show’s last.

Syfy is adopting a different linear strategy for Season 3, as well. The entire season will air over three nights, beginning on May 19. Four episodes will air on the 19th, then three on each of the next two nights. The strategy is an answer to the anemic live ratings the show drew over its first two seasons, which grew upwards of 70% in DVR viewing.

“’12 Monkeys’ has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support
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Peak TV Treasure: 12 Monkeys

Peak TV Treasure: 12 Monkeys
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

12 Monkeys

Network | Syfy

Created By | Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita)

RelatedPeak TV Treasure: Lethal Weapon

Number Of Episodes | Twenty-six over the first two seasons.

Episode Length | 60 mins.

Premise | I’ll try to keep this as simple as possible: James Cole (Nikita‘s Aaron Stanford) is recruited by a
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Lyndsy Fonseca, Tony Denison to Star in Vr Movie ‘Agent Emerson’ (Exclusive)

Lyndsy Fonseca, Tony Denison to Star in Vr Movie ‘Agent Emerson’ (Exclusive)
Lyndsy Fonseca and Tony Denison are starring in the virtual reality project “Agent Emerson” with production starting Saturday in Louisiana, Variety has learned exclusively.

Ilya Rozhkov is directing and producing for the Rogue Initiative, along with Cathy Twigg and Pete Blumel. “Agent Emerson” serves as the pilot for the original content Vr series, “Identity Experience.”

The story will center on a CIA operative who awakens to find himself part of an experimental government program where subjects are under complete remote control by “The General” (Denison). He must fight to retake charge of his own actions and escape the high-security facility with the aid of Fonseca’s character.

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The project is co-written by Rozhkov and Joshua King. Russian producer Sergey Selyanov, founder of Ctb Films, is financing and producing. Production will be completed in Los Angeles following the shoot.
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TVLine Items: Nikita Vet's ABC Series, Ronda Rousey on Blindspot and More

TVLine Items: Nikita Vet's ABC Series, Ronda Rousey on Blindspot and More
Nikita alum Devon Sawa‘s next TV gig will take him Somewhere Between at ABC.

RelatedABC Gives Thriller Somewhere Between a 10-Episode Series Order

The actor will star opposite Paula Patton in the supernatural summer series, about a news producer (Patton) who knows exactly when, where and how her daughter will be murdered, but is clueless about why she was killed and the killer’s identity.

Per our sister site Deadline, Sawa will play a cop-turned-private investigator on the series, which has already secured a ten-episode series order from ABC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Mma
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Devon Sawa to Star Opposite Paula Patton in ABC Summer Series ‘Somewhere Between’

Devon Sawa to Star Opposite Paula Patton in ABC Summer Series ‘Somewhere Between’
Devon Sawa has joined the cast of ABC’s summer series, “Somewhere Between,” Variety has learned.

Sawa will co-star with Paula Patton, whose casting was previously announced.

Somewhere Between” is a thriller that follows Laura Price (Patton) — she’s not crazy, but she knows that her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She doesn’t know who the murderer is, or why she’s killed, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where and how. Despite this, all of her attempts to keep her daughter safe fail and Serena’s fixed, unmovable, terrifying fate keeps her directly in the path of her killer.

Sawa will play Nico Jackson, a former cop turned private investigator.

The series marks a return to broadcast TV for Sawa, who most recently starred on the CW’s “Nikita.” His other notable credits include the teen films “Final Destination” and “Idle Hands,” which brought the actor to prominence in the late
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‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series

‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series
Nikita alum Devon Sawa has been cast opposite Paula Patton in Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller drama series with a supernatural twist, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for summer 2017. Written by Legend Of The Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be…
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of Life On The Line Starring John Travolta

Working hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, experience the heart-racing story of Beau, played by Academy Award® Nominee John Travolta (Best Actor, 1994, Pulp Fiction; Best Actor, 1977, Saturday Night Fever), and his linemen when Life on the Line arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD February 7 from Lionsgate. Braving dangerously dizzying heights, the unsung heroes dedicated to keeping the populace safe must face a deadly storm as it heads straight for their Texas town. Can they keep their community connected? Also starring Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, and Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, 1995, Casino), the Life on the Line Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Now you can own the Blu-ray of Life On The Line. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away! All you have to
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Life On The Line starring John Travolta arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday February 7th

Working hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, experience the heart-racing story of Beau, played by Academy Award® Nominee John Travolta (Best Actor, 1994, Pulp Fiction; Best Actor, 1977, Saturday Night Fever), and his linemen when Life on the Line arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD February 7 from Lionsgate. Braving dangerously dizzying heights, the unsung heroes dedicated to keeping the populace safe must face a deadly storm as it heads straight for their Texas town. Can they keep their community connected? Also starring Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, and Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, 1995, Casino), the Life on the Line Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau (John Travolta) is haunted by memories of his brother’s death by lightning years earlier.
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