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Martin Sheen has received the most votes of the 40 Los Angeles candidates seeking election to the SAG-aftra national board, winning a four-year term with 5,803 votes.
Sheen, whose most famous role was as the U.S. President on “The West Wing,” was one of 15 winners announced Thursday night as union members opted for high-profile names. They also re-elected presidential candidates Esai Morales with 5,705 votes and Gabrielle Carteris with 4,567 to four-year terms.
Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected SAG-aftra President
A quartet of new high-profile candidates — Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Modine, Abigail Spencer, and Regina King — were also among the winners. King, who has won two Emmys for “American Crime,” received the third-highest vote total with 5,153.
Most of the attention has been on the presidential race with current president Carteris being re-elected as head of the Unite for Strength ticket over a challenge from Membership First’s Morales. King and Spencer are part of Unite for Strength while Modine and Thomas »
- Dave McNary
Voting is ending for a particularly acrimonious SAG-aftra presidential election with results due to be announced as early as Thursday afternoon.
The counting of the ballots, with about a quarter of the 144,000 dues-current members expected to vote, will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The contest has featured accusations of election fraud and bungling the recent contract negotiations (made by Esai Morales and Membership First); negligence on safety issues and allowing massive staff salaries (made by independent stuntman Pete Antico); and Membership First’s alleged incompetence in the 2008 negotiations and its long opposition to the SAG-aftra merger (made by the Unite for Strength faction headed by current president Gabrielle Carteris).
The divisions within SAG-aftra run deep and have existed for the past two decades. Remarkably, the two main factions — the moderate-leaning Unite for Strength and the self-styled progressives of Membership First — have managed to revive the debate over the six-month commercials strike in 2000. Supporters of the »
- Dave McNary
“A stone-cold cult classic” – The Young Folks Dave Made A Maze In Theaters And on VOD August 18, 2017 Dave Made A Maze features Nick Thune (Knocked Up), Meera Rohit Kumbhani (“The Mindy Project”), James Urbaniak (“Difficult People”), Stephanie Allynne (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Scott Krinsky (Jobs), Frank Caeti (Stranger Than Fiction), …
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Evan Helmuth, an actor best known for playing the priest in 2012 horror “The Devil Inside,” has died. He was 40. Helmuth (pictured above left) passed away from complications from a stroke on Monday. “It’s just simply heartbreaking. Such a profoundly kind and beautiful person, friend and actor,” spokesperson David Greene of Chaotik Media told TheWrap in a statement confirming Helmuth’s death. Also Read: Harvey Atkin, 'Meatballs,' 'Cagney & Lacey' Actor, Dies at 74 Along with his famous role in William Brent Bell’s terrifying hit, he also appeared in “Fever Pitch” and “Jobs,” alongside Ashton Kutcher. On the small screen, »
- Debbie Emery
19 July 2017 9:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Helmuth's most high-profile movie role was the lead in the 2012 horror movie The Devil Inside, in which he played Father David Keane. Most recently he also had a role in the 2013 biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher.
Television work formed the bulk of Helmuth's acting credits, and he made appearances on a number of hit shows »
- Jennifer Konerman,Abid Rahman
Updated: Evan Helmuth, the film and TV actor who played a priest in William Brent Bell’s 2012 horror movie The Devil Inside, died Monday of complications from a stroke. He was 40. Also among his film credits, he appeared opposite Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers’ Fever Pitch, and was in Joshua Michael Stern’s 2013 Steve Jobs biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. On the TV side his credits spanned the likes of Alias, NCIS, Bones, Rizzoli & Isles and… »
Hansen, former president and COO of Endgame Entertainment, will be tasked with inspecting the company’s books, monitoring transactions, and supporting the post-production and distribution of Red Granite’s next release, “Papillon.”
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Red Granite used funds stolen from a Malaysian development fund to produce “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Daddy’s Home,” and “Dumb and Dumber To.” The government has been seeking to seize Red Granite’s portion of the proceeds of the films as one part of a much broader, multibillion-dollar effort to recover funds on behalf of the Malaysian people.
Red Granite has been seeking to settle the case, and hopes that Hansen’s appointment will speed that process along.
“As ongoing, productive settlement discussions continue, Red »
- Gene Maddaus
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Ben Milliken’s holiday slasher mystery Lake Alice, which stars Brando Eaton (Dexter), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Caroline Tudor (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Brad Schmidt (House of Lies), Laura Niemi (Jobs) and Michael Shamus Wiles (Breaking Bad). Check out the poster, trailer and synopsis here…
Lake Alice follows Ryan Emerson (Schmidt) who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah’s (Tudor) family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg (O’Brien), while he masks his jealousy for Sarah’s ex-fling, Tyler (Eaton). As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice, so does the evil from behind the camera, »
- Gary Collinson
The latest rad comic villains to join Funko's Dorbz line are Carnage and Anti-Venom. Continue reading to learn when they will be available in Walmart stores. Also in today's Horror Highlights are release details for Residue and Lake Alice.
Funko's Carnage and Anti-Venom Dorbz: From Funko: "Carnage and Anti-Venom are the latest Marvel Dorbz heading to Walmart!
Available at Walmart in mid-May!"
Dorbz: Marvel - Carnage
Dorbz: Marvel - Anti-Venom
Residue iTunes and VOD Release Details & Trailer: "Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought-after supernatural artifact and Fairweather's greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis), pursues Luke with his henchmen (Costas Mandylor, Michael Matic). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it's »
- Tamika Jones
How important is resemblance, really?
As we mentioned in our newsletter yesterday, Christian Bale is reportedly in talks to star as former vice president Dick Cheney in an Adam McKay helmed biopic, alongside Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld. The news, broken by Variety, has lead to a host of reactions across the internet, including a number of Dark Knight and American Psycho related jokes because, you know, duh. Front and center in many of these reactions is speculation (though in some cases, anticipatory salivation might be more accurate) over how Bale will transform for the role.
After all, Christian Bale is known for physical metamorphoses that rank just below those of caterpillars on an impressiveness scale; he famously lost 60 pounds for his role in The Machinist (bringing the 6' actor to a skeletal 120-ish pounds), and afterwards went directly to Batman Begins, eating and weight-lifting his way to 220 pounds, which »
- Ciara Wardlow
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