5 items from 2016
[Youtube "XPh3YYinzt4"] Tamar Braxton appears to be reeling still from being dropped as a co-host on The Real. "I don't understand. I could probably understand more if I know I did something, but I don't know what I did," Braxton says through tears in an exclusive preview clip from Thursday's episode of Braxton Family Values. "I just feel like the rug has been pulled out from under me."Braxton's departure from the syndicated talk show was announced May 22, just one day after the singer posted on Instagram that she had been "stabbed in the back." There has been speculation that Braxton was »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Battle for Sevastopol, 2015.
Directed by Sergey Mokritskiy.
A biographical film charting the story of Soviet Ukrainian Lyudmila Pavlichenko, one of the deadliest snipers in World War II.
The joint Russian and Ukrainian production of The Battle of Sevastopol (Bitva za Sevastopol) is an engaging and imaginative war biography. Occasionally struggling to separate the hyperbole from the facts, it is nevertheless worth seeking out for anyone interested in a dual assessment of militaristic and psychological conflict, both inside and outside the arena of war.
The Russian language film tells the story of Ukrainian-born sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko (Yuliya Peresild) – nicknamed ‘Lady Death’. Trained as a sniper and sent to fight on the frontline in 1941, aged 25, Pavlichenko was said to have killed 309 Nazis in less than a year during battles in Odessa and the strategic city of Sevastopol on Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. »
- Robert W Monk
Exclusive: Stephen Herek family film starring Sophie Nelisse set for October release.
Lionsgate Premiere, the studio’s specialty division, has boarded Us distribution on completed comedy-drama The Great Gilly Hopkins.
Script comes from David Paterson (Bridge To Terabithia) who produced with Bill Teitler (Jumanji) and home improvement and energy sector businessman Brian Kennedy of Latium Enterprises, majority owner of UK rugby leage team Sale Sharks.
The film marks Kennedy’s second signficant film investment after 2014 Cannes drama The Homesman.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Nick Zano is the first actor cast in CBS’s untitled multi-camera comedy pilot written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. The project (aka Y'all In The Family) centers on a conservative, small town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. Zano will play Billy. The baby. The golden child. A smart, handsome, war vet who maps a course for his life and follows… »
CBS has given a pilot order to an untitled multi-camera comedy written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. CBS TV Studios, where Garcia's company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based, is the studio. Alix Jaffe co-exec produces. The project (formerly known as Y'all In The Family) is set in Texas and centers on a conservative, small-town family who is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their… »
5 items from 2016