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Interview with Adult Swim Composer Matt Novack

My favorite Adult Swim show of the decade, Childrens Hospital, did many wonderful things that made my life brighter and happier: It gave us more Rob Corddry, candid Adult Swim humour, fantastic stories, and a host of memorable music moments. I was lucky enough to catch up with Matt Novack, the man behind the music for Ch and discuss some of his latest projects and memories from his time working on the As classic.   What has been your favorite film project to work on?   I've been fortunate to work with some wonderful people so picking one particular project out of the bunch is difficult, but if I had to choose, I'd say A Better You.  It was my first time scoring an indie comedy, and...

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Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade Signs First-Look Deal with Universal Cable

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Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade Signs First-Look Deal with Universal Cable
The comedy troupe made famous by Amy Poehler is getting a studio deal. Upright Citizens Brigade, the sketch and improv group owned by Poehler along with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, has signed a first-look agreement with Universal Cable Productions, the studio behind “Mr. Robot” on USA and “12 Monkeys” on Syfy. The deal is the studio’s first with a live theater group. Also Read: 'Veep' Star Matt Walsh Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Post-Production on 'A Better You' (Video) Projects under development include “We Can Fix You,” a parody of pop-psychology gurus, as well
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FilmBuff Gets ‘A Better You'; Kino Lorber Knows ‘How To Smell A Rose’

FilmBuff Gets ‘A Better You'; Kino Lorber Knows ‘How To Smell A Rose’
FilmBuff has licensed the worldwide rights to Veep co-star Matt Walsh’s second directorial feature film. The company will distribute A Better You in select theaters and VOD beginning October 9. The film, which premiered at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival, is an improvised comedy about hypnotherapist Dr. Ron Knight (Brian Huskey, Veep, Neighbors), who practices an unusual and jarring method. When his fragile ego and increasing isolation begin to…
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Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh Get The Riot Act: ‘A Better You’ At Sbiff – Hot Clip

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Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh Get The Riot Act: ‘A Better You’ At Sbiff – Hot Clip
Lobbyists against onscreen smoking could have a friend in comedic actor Andrew Daly (Comedy Central’s Review), or at least his persnickety neighbor character who is trying to clean up the streets in Matt Walsh’s second directorial comedy A Better You. The film follows Dr. Ron (Brian Huskey), a Hollywood quack hypnotherapist. The only thing worse than Dr. Ron’s methods are his disrespectful patients who loiter around the neighborhood as seen in this clip. The film, which was co-written by Huskey and Walsh, makes its world premiere today at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at 4:40pm at the Metro 4, with screenings tomorrow at 8:10am and Monday, Feb. 2, at 10:20pm. The film is produced by Kirk Roos (The Brass Teapot, High Road, Painkillers) and his Badlands Features label. Joe Lo Truglio, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Morgan Walsh, Natasha Leggero, Reid Scott and Mo Gaffney also star.
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‘McFarland USA’ To Close Santa Barbara Film Festival: Full Lineup

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s McFarland USA will close out the 30th fest. Based on the 1987 true story and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, the film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

The festival runs from January 27-February 7.

Below is the list of World and U.S. Premiere films followed by the list of titles by sidebar categories.

World Premieres

A Better You, USA

Directed by Matt Walsh

Cast: Brian Huskey,
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'McFarland, USA' will close out 30th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival

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'McFarland, USA' will close out 30th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival
A self-acknowledged "showcase for Academy Award frontrunners," the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is often overlooked for the actual films that earn it festival status. An amalgamation of international discoveries and ’merica’s circuit highlights, the Sbiff curates a week of best-of-the-best to pair with their star-praising. The 2015 edition offers another expansive selection, bookended by two films that aren’t on any radars just yet. Sbiff will open with "Desert Dancer," producer Richard Raymond’s directorial debut. Starring Reece Ritchie and Frieda Pinto, the drama follows a group of friends who wave off the harsh political climate of Iran’s 2009 presidential election in favor of forming a dance team, picking up moves from Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev thanks to the magic of YouTube. The festival will close with "McFarland, USA," starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello. Telling the 1987 true story of a Latino high school’s underdog cross-country team,
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Matt Walsh and Jeremy Sumpter Talk Into The Storm, Driving the Titus, Real Life Tornado Experiences, Sharknado and More

Veteran storm chaser, Pete Moore (Matt Walsh), will do whatever it takes to capture the ultimate tornado on film in the action-packed thriller, Into the Storm, and he’s created the ultimate vehicle for the task. Jacob (Jeremy Sumpter), the newest member of his team, is determined to help Pete capture the once-in-a-lifetime shot, but he gets more than he bargained for when he comes on board. With the film opening in theaters this Friday, August 8th, I recently sat down with Walsh and Sumpter for a roundtable interview to discuss their exciting new film. The actors talked about what appealed to them about their characters and the separate storylines, their real life experience with tornados, what it was like driving a kick-ass storm-chasing vehicle, how they filmed the scenes where their characters go into the tornado, what it felt like going through a fire tornado, the found footage they shot,
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‘Gold Rush’s Dakota Fred To Stake New Mining Claim in Doc ‘All That Glitters’

‘Gold Rush’s Dakota Fred To Stake New Mining Claim in Doc ‘All That Glitters’
Exclusive: Fred Hurt (aka Dakota Fred) and his son Dustin Hurt from Discovery’s reality series Gold Rush will be the subject of All That Glitters, a new documentary currently filming in Haines, Alaska and directed by Kirk Roos, producer of The Brass Teapot and Matt Walsh’s comedy directorial canon High Road and the upcoming A Better You. Doc focuses on some plot elements that were left unresolved on Gold Rush pertaining to the Hurts’ obsession with diverting a waterfall in their quest for the legendary Porcupine Creek mines on the Dalton/Klondike trail. All That Glitters is an opportunity for Dakota Fred and his crew to take their search for gold under a new light. Doc […]
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Veep’s Matt Walsh to Sow Wild Oats With Shirley MacLaine and Demi Moore

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Veep’s Matt Walsh to Sow Wild Oats With Shirley MacLaine and Demi Moore
Matt Walsh, who plays the sweaty, mustachioed Mike McLintock on Veep, has joined the Wild Oats cast, which includes Demi Moore, Shirley MacLaine, and Jessica Lange. Andy Tennant (Hitch, Fools Rush In) is directing the comedy about a woman (MacLaine) who gets a surprise windfall because of a computer glitch, and decides to run and take the money rather than fess up. Walsh will be playing a grifter named Forbes. With three films coming out (the tornado chase flick Into the Storm, the rom-com Sex Ed, and his second film as a director, A Better You) and another in production (6 Miranda Drive, a horror movie with Kevin Bacon), Walsh is a busy man.
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Veep’s Matt Walsh on Improv-ing About IVF and Suits As Sleepwear

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Veep’s Matt Walsh on Improv-ing About IVF and Suits As Sleepwear
Things are finally looking up for Mike McLintock, the communications guru Matt Walsh plays on Veep: The season opened on his wedding, and he’s now trying to start a family. Of course, complications have arisen, particularly involving a certain portable cooler, a.k.a. “jizz box.” Outside of the show, Walsh is finishing up work on A Better You, a movie about a hypnotherapist that he directed and co-wrote, and he still performs Asssscat once a month at the Ucb Theatre, which he co-founded. Vulture called Walsh to ask about his past life in psychology, sleeping in formalwear, and Veep, which wraps its third season this weekend.Mike finally has a few positive life developments this season. What was your reaction when you got the scripts?I love it. I had a meeting with Armando [Iannucci] last year — he met with us to talk about what we would like
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‘Veep’ Actor Matt Walsh Joins Kevin Bacon in Thriller ’6 Miranda Drive’

‘Veep’ Actor Matt Walsh Joins Kevin Bacon in Thriller ’6 Miranda Drive’
Veep” actor Matt Walsh has joined Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell in the indie thriller “6 Miranda Drive” from Blumhouse Prods.

Horror specialist Jason Blum — who launched the “Paranormal,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” franchises — is producing with Matt Kaplan of Chapter One and Bianca Martino of Emu Creek Pictures. Robyn Marshall from Chapter One will co-produce.

Universal will distribute the film worldwide as part of its first look deal with Blumhouse.

Greg McLean (“Wolf Creek”) is directing from his own script about two families on a summer camping trip in the Grand Canyon.

Walsh is starring as a renegade storm chaser in Warner Bros.-New Line’s “Into the Storm” and recently made his second directorial feature “A Better You,” which he co-wrote with Brian Huskey, about a hypnotist who can cure everybody except himself.

Walsh is represented by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg of Ginsburg-Daniels, Llp.
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‘Divergent's Parker Mack Joins Matt Walsh in Blumhouse's '6 Miranda Drive’ (Exclusive)

‘Divergent's Parker Mack Joins Matt Walsh in Blumhouse's '6 Miranda Drive’ (Exclusive)
Up-and-coming actor Parker Mack (“Divergent”) has joined the cast of the Blumhouse thriller “6 Miranda Drive,” TheWrap has learned. Universal Pictures will distribute the film worldwide as part of its first-look deal with Blumhouse. Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell star in the film, which follows the Taylor family, who bring home a powerful supernatural force from their Grand Canyon vacation that threatens both their sanity and their lives. Also read: ‘Veep’ Star Matt Walsh Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Post-Production on ‘A Better You’ (Video) “Veep” star Matt Walsh recently joined the cast as Gary Carter, and Mack will play his son Andrew.
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Fund This: Ucb Co-Founder Wants $52,650 To Make ‘A Better You’

Project Name: A Better You Asking For: $52,650 on Indiegogo Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $7,718 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 34 Description: A Better You is a comedy film directed by Matt Walsh, who is best known for being one of the co-creators of the Upright Citizen's Brigade. As you might expect from someone who founded one of the most famous improv theaters in the country, Walsh has built his movie around improvised exchanges. Brian Huskey (billed as "the guy who got decapitated in This Is The End) plays Dr. Ron, a therapist who has unscripted dialogues with his patients. In the pitch video, Huskey and Walsh demonstrate the nature of these exchanges. Creator Bio: In addition to his founding role in Ucb, Walsh is also a main cast member on Veep, HBO's critically acclaimed political satire series. This is his second time directing
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‘Veep’ Star Matt Walsh Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Post-Production on ‘A Better You’ (Video)

‘Veep’ Star Matt Walsh Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Post-Production on ‘A Better You’ (Video)
Veep” star and Upright Citizen's Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh wants to raise a very specific $52,650 on Indiegogo to crowdfund his new improv movie, “A Better You.” Walsh directed the film, which stars friend Brian Huskey (“This Is the End”). The duo, which also co-wrote the rough screenplay outline, needs money for post-production. See video: Neil Young Shatters Pono Music Kickstarter Goal in One Day On their fund-raising page, Walsh provides one of the better reasons for the whole Hollywood-star-asking-for-your-money thing, which can sometimes become awkward with these ventures: ”One, I'm not truly famous, I'm more of a “Hey I know that guy” celebrity,
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'Veep's' Matt Walsh Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Comedy Film

'Veep's' Matt Walsh Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Comedy Film
Comedian Matt Walsh is turning to fans for help on his next feature film.  The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade launched on Thursday an Indiegogo campaign for improvised comedy A Better You. Walsh is asking fans to contribute $52,650 by April 21 to help cover the film's postproduction costs. A Better You, co-written by Walsh and Brian Huskey (This Is the End), stars Huskey as a hypnotherapist in the midst of a midlife meltdown. Comedians Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), Rob Huebel (The Descendants), Jo Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Andrew

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