11 items from 2015
Through a new deal, New Form Digital will soon be expanding its production opportunities. The digital studio from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Discovery Communications has entered into an exclusive partnership with Is or Isn’t Entertainment from Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky.
Under the pact, New Form will become the sole digital production partner of Is or Isn’t Entertainment. The two companies are already working together on two projects set for spring 2015 production. One of the upcoming New Form/Is or Isn’t offerings is the Shitty Boyfriends series from writer Jessica Cabot about a feminist cartoonist trying to find love. The story of the second series is yet to be announced.
Kudrow and Bucatinsky are already familiar with the online video world. The duo worked on the popular Web Therapy web series for Lexus’ L/Studio platform. Showtime picked up extended episodes of the series in 2011 while it continued to run online. »
- Bree Brouwer
The Above Average network's "Sound Advice," a web series featuring "SNL" kook Vanessa Bayer as an uninformed showbiz guru, just scored its most hilarious musical guest of all: Weird Al Yankovic. Yankovic sat down with Bayer, who plays a hyper-ignorant version of Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" shrink Fiona Wallace here, to learn about why he should change his name. Her insights and his anger will inspire you. »
- Louis Virtel
Allison Janney‘s Sex-ual awakening will continue this summer.
The actress tells TVLine she is returning to Showtime’s Masters of Sex for Season 3 — reprising her role as the repressed but increasingly self-aware Margaret Scully for an arc that will last at least three episodes.
Janney earned the 2014 Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series last year for her work in Season 1. She only appeared in a single Season 2 installment, after Margaret and her closeted gay husband Barton (Beau Bridges) took a »
Ferguson has been cast to lead ABC’s scripted comedy pilot “The King of 7B,” Variety has confirmed.
The 30-minute laffer follows an agoraphobic recluse, Prentiss Porter, played by Ferguson, who ventures outside for the first time in 20 years, only to find his potential soulmate moving into the building across the street. The ensemble rounds out with the previously cast Carla Jiminez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
The project marks the return to primetime for the Scottish-born comedian, who starred in “The Drew Carey Show” for eight years before his latenight break. Since, he’s appeared on “Web Therapy,” “Hot in Cleveland,” portrayed himself on “Family Guy” and lent his voice to “Futurama” and “Archer,” among other animated series. Ferguson »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
This week, however, her character discovers a new type of intoxication: “Instead of getting drunk with alcohol,” Janney teases, “she gets drunk with her newfound power and status as secretary of her AA meeting.”
Of course, Bonnie’s reasons for taking on her new role are the opposite of amusing: Early in the installment — the show’s first outing in its new Thursday, 9:30/8: »
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“The Comeback” star agrees to gig that “gets little media attention, has no after-party and doesn’t pay anything”
Lisa Kudrow will host the 2015 Writers Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
The Emmy-winning star of HBO’s “The Comeback” will emcee the Writers Guild of America-West event on Saturday, Feb. 14, from the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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“One of my most proud professional moments was when I qualified to join the Writers Guild. Now, I’m truly honored to be asked »
- Travis Reilly
Lisa Kudrow will host the Writers Guild Awards L.A. show set for Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
“One of my most proud professional moments was when I qualified to join the Writers Guild,” Kudrow said. “Now, I’m truly honored to be asked to host the Wgaw awards show this year.”
Kudrow has been a WGA West member since 2005. She won an Emmy and a SAG award as best supporting actress in “Friends.”
Kudrow is the co-creator, along with Michael Patrick King, and executive producer of HBO’s “The Comeback” as well as co-creator, along with Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky, and executive producer of the Showtime comedy series “Web Therapy.”
- Dave McNary
The “Friends” actor will guest star on two back-to-back episodes of Kudrow’s “Web Therapy.” He will play Tyler Bishop, a lawyer and pathological liar who is about to be disbarred and enlists Fiona’s (Kudrow) help.
Also set to guest star on “Web Therapy” is another recurring “Friends” face, Christina Applegate, who will play Jenny Bologna, a fixer who offers her damage control services to Fiona, for two episodes, airing on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.
Perry’s first episode of “Web Therapy” airs on Jan. 14, followed by another appearance on Jan. 21.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.
Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.
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Ahead of this year’s Golden Globes, we played »
Having recently premiered at Tiff, Big Game centres upon young Finnish boy Oskari (Onni Tommila), who whilst camping and hunting in the wilderness to prove his readiness for manhood, comes into contact with the President of the United States (Jackson) when Air Force One crash lands in the forest. With a number of assassins on their tail, Oskari must keep the two of them alive until he can get the President to safety.
Check out the trailer and the new poster for the film below.
Big Game opens in theatres on 8th May 2015.
Source: Altitude Film Entertainment »
- Sacha Hall
11 items from 2015
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