Honorees include Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, and Co-Presidents of Sony Pictures Television Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter. The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society. Autfest is sponsored by Hyundai Motor America and SAG-AFTRA.
Said Scott Badesch, President of Autism Society of America: "To think that one studio can represent almost one full day of programming at Autfest Film Festival is almost unthinkable. Obviously, Sony Pictures understands that autism is a part of all of our lives and we are very proud to honor them with our Visionary Award at this year’s Autfest. Each of
“Blockers” follows in the tradition of Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Trainwreck,” as an R-rated comedy that takes no prisoners. But in Hollywood, for the most part, these films are typically made by men. Cannon, a first-time director who produced “Pitch Perfect” and wrote for “30 Rock,” is shattering a glass ceiling by proving female directors can join that club. She spoke to Variety about the film, how it plays in the Time’s
Produced by the comedy mavens Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, among others, the story is basically framed within their style of keeping the humor flowing fast and furious. Some joke doesn’t land? They’ll be another one in a about a minute. It’s interesting in a pace like this frenzy that the film still seems overlong, but that really just has to do with the plot… parents wanting to deny their teenage daughters the opportunity to lose their virginity on prom night. It’s easy to guess the outcomes, which pretty much come to form within a bunch of clichés,
Directed by Kay Cannon.
Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Ramona Young, Gina Gershon, Miles Robbins, Gary Cole, Graham Phillips, Jimmy Bellinger, T.C. Carter, and Hannibal Buress.
Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.
Preparing young adults for their first sexual encounter is as awkward as life lessons come, and while parenthood is not necessarily a requirement to relate to these party-ruining cockblockers, it certainly is going to amplify the volume of the numerous and consistent laughs to be found. Director Kay Cannon (most known as a writer on the Pitch Perfect series) has accomplished a great deal to admire with her debut feature Blockers; not only is it the rare teen-sex comedy from the perspectives of young women, but it challenges society’s archaic perception of sexuality. From a mainstream marketing trailer, one might
From Porky’s to American Pie to Superbad, mainstream comedies about teenagers trying to lose their virginities have almost always unfolded from a male perspective. Blockers takes the extremely refreshing step of presenting that familiar story from a female point of view and the results are very funny indeed.
Directed by Kay Cannon (the screenwriter of the Pitch Perfect movies, making her feature debut), Blockers centres on three teenage girls – Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) – who have been friends since their first day at school. On prom night, the three make a sex pact to lose their virginity: Julie to her steady boyfriend Austin (Graham Phillips), Kayla to her laid-back lab partner Connor (Miles Robbins) and Sam to her dorky prom date
Skydance Media has reached an agreement with Vision Film Entertainment to distribute Natalie Portman’s science-fiction thriller “Annihilation” in China in April.
Skydance Media controls the China distribution rights for the film. Paramount is handling distribution in North American, where grosses have hit $30 million in four weeks. It sold streaming service Netflix most international markets earlier this year.
Alex Garland directed “Annihilation” from his own script, based from the “Southern Reach Trilogy” novels by Jeff VanderMeer.
Portman portrays a biologist and former soldier who joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. The film also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson,
“I’m so happy to be here and I am a woman,” Kay Cannon informed the Paramount Theatre crowd immediately before Saturday night’s premiere. “I directed something. And it’s rated R! And a comedy! And it’s soon-to-be released. I feel pretty good about that.” A former “30 Rock” writer, Cannon also wrote or co-wrote the “Pitch Perfect” trilogy and created Netflix’s now-canceled “Girlboss.”
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During the post-screening Q&A, the first-time director thanked Point Grey, fellow production company Good Universe, and distributor Universal Pictures “for hiring me based off of potential,” something that “doesn’t
“We’ll do any topic,” series co-creator Michelle King tells Variety. “We’re avoiding, if anything, earnestness, but that’s a tone, not a topic.”
This season, which bows March 4, will take on hot topics like the Democratic party wanting to impeach Donald Trump to the way the Aziz Ansari story played out in the media, says co-creator Robert King.
“We always feel
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Front-and-center in the uncensored trailer, meanwhile, is new cast member Audra McDonald, who is reprising her Good Wife role of Liz Reddick-Lawrence — aka Adrian Boseman’s estranged ex-wife. So of course she is surreptitiously invited by others to join his firm.
Guest stars on display include Gary Cole and Jane Lynch, returning
This year, the category featured no shortage of returning veterans along with one scrappy newcomer. This year marked “Black-ish’s” second nomination and “Veep’s” fifth, while “Curb” (returning after several years of hiatus) racked up its third recognition.
Coming into this year’s awards, “Orange is the New Black” might have been the supposed favorite, since the Netflix prison series has won for the last three years (notably, this is one of the few awards ceremonies where the comedy-drama hybrid competes in the comedy category as opposed to drama,
What does this statistic mean in terms of predicting the 2018 SAG Awards? “Orange is the New Black” once again boasts the biggest comedy cast with a record-setting 45 men and women nominated for the Netflix prison series. That’s up from 37 cast members in 2016, 34 in 2015, and 40 in 2014. Of this year’s other nominated ensembles, Netflix’s “Glow” consists of 18 cast members, followed by HBO’s “Veep” at 15, ABC
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“When Season 2 picks up, Diane and Kurt are still separated,
But why are we so obsessed? Alex Wolff, who stars in the new movie My Friend Dahmer, about the high school years of the notorious mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, has a theory. “People are interested in seeing how things happen and maybe finding out what things could be different,” he tells Et. “Like, what is it about him that’s so different from me, or my next-door neighbor who seems a little bit off? That’s why people are interested in seeing the birth of things like this -- for their own comfort, for their own life
The Carney Awards were named in honor of late Oscar-winning and six-time Emmy-winning actor Art Carney. Previous honorees include Steve Buscemi, Gary Cole and Michael Ealy.
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Here are our picks for the network’s top 20 original comedy series, taking cultural influence into account alongside laughs.
20) “Robot Chicken” (2005–present)
Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s long-running
Stars Attend 11th Annual Evening Before Party
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The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.
“The health and social service needs of our community continue to grow, especially during these last few years. The cost of delivering much-needed care can be overwhelming to Mptf’s resources, which makes events like the Evening Before more important now than ever,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg,
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