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Martin Sheen Receives Most Votes for SAG-aftra National Board

Martin Sheen Receives Most Votes for SAG-aftra National Board
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.

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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
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SAG-aftra Election Ending Bitterly With 2000 Strike Still in Dispute

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
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Dave Made A Maze – Next Week!

“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, ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor, Dies at 40

Evan Helmuth, ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor, Dies at 40
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,
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Evan Helmuth, 'The Devil Inside' Actor, Dies at 40

Evan Helmuth, 'The Devil Inside' Actor, Dies at 40
Evan Helmuth, the actor known for his role in The Devil Inside, has died after complications related to a stroke, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He was 40.

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.

His other notable film credits include Garfield and 2005's Fever Pitch where he played the best friend of Jimmy Fallon's baseball-obsessed character. 

Television work formed the bulk of Helmuth's acting credits, and he made appearances on a number of hit shows...
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Evan Helmuth Dies: ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor Was 40

Evan Helmuth Dies: ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor Was 40
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…
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Douglas Hansen Named Independent Overseer at Scandal-Plagued Red Granite

Douglas Hansen Named Independent Overseer at Scandal-Plagued Red Granite
Veteran producer Douglas Hansen has been appointed to oversee financial affairs at Red Granite Pictures, as the company seeks to disentangle itself from a massive corruption case.

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
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Holiday slasher Lake Alice secures distribution, check out the poster and trailer here

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,
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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Carnage & Anti-Venom Dorbz, Residue, Lake Alice

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

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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
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A Brief History of Casting Talent Over Resemblance for Biopics

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
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Bob Iger on Shanghai Disney, Parting With His Chosen Successor, and His Pursuit of Perfection

Bob Iger on Shanghai Disney, Parting With His Chosen Successor, and His Pursuit of Perfection
Nothing about Bob Iger’s middle-class upbringing in New York, or his years as a television and radio major at Ithaca College, or his long run up the corporate media ladder at ABC and Disney, suggests that he would find a muse in a Tokyo subway station.

But it is there, in a tiny sushi bar, that the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. finds inspiration, in a wizened nonagenarian who spends most of his waking hours sculpting fine slices of blue fin and eel and combining them with rice that is grown exclusively for the restaurateur.

What captivates Iger about 91-year-old Jiro Ono, reputedly the world’s finest sushi chef, is his unflinching commitment: Never stop striving to improve yourself and your work. The Japanese call such master craftsmen shokunin, and a generation of top Disney executives has now been introduced to the shokunin spirit by Iger. The
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Bob Iger on Shanghai Disney, COO Tom Staggs and His Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

Bob Iger on Shanghai Disney, COO Tom Staggs and His Relentless Pursuit of Perfection
Nothing about Bob Iger’s middle-class upbringing in New York, or his years as a television and radio major at Ithaca College, or his long run up the corporate media ladder at ABC and Disney, suggests that he would find a muse in a Tokyo subway station.

But it is there, in a tiny sushi bar, that the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. finds inspiration, in a wizened nonagenarian who spends most of his waking hours sculpting fine slices of blue fin and eel and combining them with rice that is grown exclusively for the restaurateur.

What captivates Iger about 91-year-old Jiro Ono, reputedly the world’s finest sushi chef, is his unflinching commitment: Never stop striving to improve yourself and your work. The Japanese call such master craftsmen shokunin, and a generation of top Disney executives has now been introduced to the shokunin spirit by Iger.
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‘Graves’ Exclusive Clip: The Former President and His Family Have It Out In Therapy

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‘Graves’ Exclusive Clip: The Former President and His Family Have It Out In Therapy
The new Epix series “Graves” follows former President of the United States Richard Graves (Nick Nolte) as he learns how his policies have damaged the country twenty years after leaving office just as his wife Margaret (Sela Ward) starts following through on political ambitions of her own. The show has garnered mostly positive reviews, with IndieWire’s Ben Travers giving it a B+ and saying that it’s a “well performed, warmly funny tale.” Watch an exclusive clip from this Sunday’s episode featuring the Graves family in therapy and Margaret unleashing a string of criticism against her husband two children (Heléne Yorke and Chris Lowell).

Read More: Nick Nolte Knows What’s Wrong With America, and It’s Not Racism

The series is created by Joshua Michael Stern. He previously wrote and directed the film “Swing Vote,” about a U.S. presidential election that’s determined by the vote
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‘Graves’ Exclusive Clip: The Former President and His Family Have It Out In Therapy

‘Graves’ Exclusive Clip: The Former President and His Family Have It Out In Therapy
The new Epix series “Graves” follows former President of the United States Richard Graves (Nick Nolte) as he learns how his policies have damaged the country twenty years after leaving office just as his wife Margaret (Sela Ward) starts following through on political ambitions of her own. The show has garnered mostly positive reviews, with IndieWire’s Ben Travers giving it a B+ and saying that it’s a “well performed, warmly funny tale.” Watch an exclusive clip from this Sunday’s episode featuring the Graves family in therapy and Margaret unleashing a string of criticism against her husband two children (Heléne Yorke and Chris Lowell).

Read More: Nick Nolte Knows What’s Wrong With America, and It’s Not Racism

The series is created by Joshua Michael Stern. He previously wrote and directed the film “Swing Vote,” about a U.S. presidential election that’s determined by the vote
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Ashton Kutcher ‘Pissed’ He Wasn’t Told Of Laura Prepon’s Engagement

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Ashton Kutcher had no warning his “That ’70s Show” co-star Laura Prepon was getting engaged to Ben Foster, and he’s a little upset. Related: LauraPrepon Shows Off Diamond Engagement Ring Kutcher had the chance to “confront” Prepon while working the co-host chair alongside Kelly Ripa on Friday’s episode of “Live! with Kelly” The “Jobs” actor prefaced […]
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TVLine Items: Legend-ary Underground, Outlander Casting News and More

TVLine Items: Legend-ary Underground, Outlander Casting News and More
John Legend is taking on a historical new role.

The singer will guest-star on Season 2 of Wgn America’s Underground as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedUnderground Season 2 Adds Fringe Fave Jasika Nicole, Casts Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, Promotes ‘Ernestine’

Underground — on which Legend also serves as an executive producer — returns with new episodes in early 2017.

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

* Outlander has tapped French actor César Domboy (Borgia) to play the adult version of Fergus in Season 3, EW.com reports.

* Sean Grandillo (Scream) will recur during Season 2 of The Real
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‘Toy Wars’ Limited Series Coming From Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz & ‘King of Kong’ Director

‘Toy Wars’ Limited Series Coming From Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz & ‘King of Kong’ Director
If this doesn’t sound like a television series made just for me, then I don’t know what does. Actor/writer Josh Gad (Frozen, Jobs) will be co-writing and star in a new limited television series set up at Amazon called Toy Wars. The story follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro and Mattel in […]

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Toronto: Relativity Launching Indie Division, Taps Mark Kassen as Co-President (Exclusive)

Toronto: Relativity Launching Indie Division, Taps Mark Kassen as Co-President (Exclusive)
Relativity Media is launching R2 Entertainment, a new indie label aimed at fielding lower budgeted, platform releases.

The company has tapped Mark Kassen to serve as the arm’s co-president and hopes to release a slate of films with budgets under $15 million. The division will leave the mid-budget wide releases to Relativity, and will both buy finished films and produce them in-house. Relativity Motion Picture & Television Group President Dana Brunetti will join Kassen and an acquisitions team at this year’s Toronto Film Festival where they will be on the prowl for new product.

“We’re looking for strong character-driven stories with strong director voices,” said Kassen. “It’s the kind of things that I as a filmmaker like to make and that my fellow filmmakers like to make, but that are hard to make because the studio business has shifted.”

R2 hopes to be more than just an indie division.
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DVD Review: Steve Jobs

The mythology of Steve Jobs knows no bounds. A Zen Buddhist who berated his employees, an absentee father who supported his daughter, and an underdog who spearheaded the biggest company in the world, all through the guise of glasses and a black turtleneck. Was he a good guy? Was he even a genius? Such questions have been asked time and time again, often with an ambiguous response behind them. Judge not by the warmth of the morals, but by the efficiency of the products.

These are the contradictions that drive Steve Jobs, the latest offering from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Steeped in five years of heavy research, wordsmith extraordinaire Sorkin (The Social Network [2010], Moneyball [2011]) whittles down Walter Isaacson’s biography to a trio of product launches in 1984, 1988, and 1998 – blending fact and fiction to fit his be-speckled canvas.

Many of the interactions that coat the film’s three-act
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DVD Review – Steve Jobs (2015)

Steve Jobs, 2015.

Directed by Danny Boyle.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlberg, Jennifer Waterston.

Synopsis:

A glimpse into the life of modern myth Steve Jobs, the controversial CEO of Apple, as he hashes out professional and personal conflicts right before the major product launches that shaped his career as well as the world of personal computing as we know it.

You could probably say that it was too soon for a second movie about Steve Jobs to be made, just three years after the one with Ashton Kutcher in the title role (which proved to be a major flop and was panned by critics worldwide). In fact, most people did. If you, like me, didn’t even bother seeing Steve Jobs at the movies back in November for this reason exactly, you may be in for a surprise: this Jobs movie is actually good. It’s great,
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