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Female Directors in Hollywood Share Their Stories in ‘Half the Picture’

Female Directors in Hollywood Share Their Stories in ‘Half the Picture’
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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Half the Picture

Logline: A feature length documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood.

Elevator Pitch:

Half the Picture” is a feature length documentary about women directors in Hollywood, using the current Eeoc investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework for conversations with successful women directors about their paths, their struggles, their inspiration and their hopes for the future.

After 11 months of shooting, we’ve completed over 40 interviews with Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kimberly Peirce, Karyn Kusama, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Mary Harron, Kasi Lemmons, Chris Hegedus,
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Hearst Grabs Principato-Young's Corey Moss to Make Web Series

Heart has hired Principato-Young's digital expert Corey Moss to oversee the development and production of web series for the publishing giant's digital studio. Moss oversaw the development and production of digital series for Principato-Young, a talent management company with a strong roster of comedic actors, actresses, writers and directors. Many of its series starred those clients, including “Tiny Commando” with Ed Helms and Zachary Levi, and “We Need Help,” featuring Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris,” both of which appeared on Yahoo. Also read: Awesomeness TV, Hearst Join for Seventeen Channel Hearst is one of several publishers eager to expand its production of video for the.
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Scandal, Community, Utopia: Tube Talk Q&A

Get the feeling that television's kinda on auto-pilot right now? With the World Cup and Wimbledon dominating, the schedulers are just plain cruising - but with all those lovely Autumn launches on the horizon, UK telly is about to go off!

As ever, the Tube Talk Q&A has all the latest on what to watch and where to watch it. We're good to you like that.

What's going on with Community? I heard talks of Hulu picking it up but since then I haven't seen any updates!

Icymi - talks between Sony TV and Hulu to revive Community fell apart late last month - truly, this was the darkest timeline...

But following a fan-baiting tweet from the show's mischievous creator Dan Harmon, it was announced earlier this week that the dream of #sixseasonsandamovie ain't dead after all.

Here's the skinny - On-demand streaming service Yahoo! Screen will release 13 new episodes,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Web Series Wednesday: Tiny Commando Starring Zachary Levi

Welcome back to the series of posts here at SciFi Mafia that we’re calling Web Series Wednesday where we devote a space to the wonderment of the web series. Every Wednesday we’ll cover an awesome web series and give you all the info to get into it.

If you’ve got a favorite web series you’d like us to cover, head on over to the Contact Us page and shoot us your request. To catch up on past Web Series Wednesday posts click here.

This week we’re covering Tiny Commando.

Zachary Levi (Chuck) is in a great new little web series on Yahoo! Screen about a former Navy Seal who has been shrunk down to action figure making his vehicles of choice (read: remote controlled) pretty awesome.

In the (currently) six episodes of Tiny Commando, you can expect the awesomeness of some really great guest appearances as well,
See full article at ScifiMafia »

Yahoo launches slate of original comedy series from John Stamos, Jack Black and more: Not all are winners

In the ever-evolving world of television, the latest frontier for original programming has become the Internet. With Netflix's great success in launching hits like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," more and more websites are following suit. The latest to launch their slate of original series? Yahoo.

On Monday (Sept. 9), Yahoo launched its most aggressive slate of original programming to date with the premieres of five new comedy series from some big talent. Following Netflix's lead, all episodes of new series "Losing It with John Stamos," "Ghost Ghirls," "The Fuzz," "We Need Help" and "Tiny Commando" were made available on Yahoo! Screen. But the big question is: Are any of them worth watching?

Of the five newbies, "Losing It with John Stamos" stands out of the pack. A charming interview-based show featuring John Stamos talking one-on-one with a celebrity about how they lost their virginity, interspersed with
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

Puppet Cops, Tiny Commandos, Sex Stories Now Playing On Yahoo Screen

Ghost Ghirls may be the most exciting (and, from what I've seen, the funniest) of Yahoo's fall comedy debuts, but the four other series that launched alongside it on September 9th deserve mention as well. Tiny Commando, The Fuzz, We Need Help, and Losing It With John Stamos all have their moments, and thanks to a concurrent app launch from Yahoo Screen, they're all available on a wide variety of devices. Thanks to high-profile stars Zachary Levi, Ed Helms, and Gillian Jacobs, Tiny Commando is just as buzzworthy as Ghost Ghirls. In reality, the fun-sized action-comedy is...well, it's unusual. Its ridiculous premise (where Levi plays a four-inch tall badass) takes some getting used to, but the first episode shows off some inventive uses of household objects (and features a great cameo from Chris Hardwick, who plays a nerdy action figure nerd who falls for the Commando's ruse). Tiny Commando,
See full article at Tubefilter News »

Yahoo Sets September 9th As Fall Comedy Premiere Date, Offers Trailers

Nearly fourth months after it revealed a star-studded lineup of original comedy programs, Yahoo is set to bring its new slate into the fore. The #7 online video platform (according to the latest Comscore report) has set September 9th as the release date for its fall comedies, and it has offered up a slew of trailers to preview its new shows. The most welcome trailer comes from Ghost Ghirls. The supernatural comedy, produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite studio, has been building hype since December, and it is the best contender to follow up the success of Yahoo's Streamy-winning smash hit, Burning Love. The new trailer looks great and reaffirms that assertion. Beyond Ghost Ghirls, the public got its first real look at a few other intriguing comedies. The best cast among the upcoming debuts belongs to Tiny Commando, Ed Helms' tribute to the G.I. Joe-fueled war fantasies of his youth.
See full article at Tubefilter News »

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