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Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song Of Back And Neck’ Lands At The Orchard; Abramorama Acquires Sundance Docu About M.I.A.

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Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song Of Back And Neck’ Lands At The Orchard; Abramorama Acquires Sundance Docu About M.I.A.
The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Song of Back and Neck, the feature film debut of The Office writer-producer-actor Paul Lieberstein that bowed this year at Tribeca. Rosemarie DeWitt, Brian D’Arcy James, Robert Pine, Clark Duke and Paul Feig co-star in the pic, which will get a 2018 release. Lieberman plays Fred, resigned to a lifetime of back pain who has tried every possible remedy — except for having an affair with a client (DeWitt) at the start of her complicated divorce, or trying her acupuncturist whose 200 needles in Fred’s back reveal a bizarre talent, or beginning to wonder if his problems are more psychological than physical. Lieberstein produces with Kim Leadford and StarStream Media’s Jennifer Prediger, and Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos, Candice Abela-Mikati, Allen Babakhanloo and Lauren Russell executive produce. The deal was made by The Orchard’s Danielle Digiacomo and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song of Back and Neck’ Bought by The Orchard

Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song of Back and Neck’ Bought by The Orchard
The Orchard has bought North American rights to Paul Lieberstein’s romantic comedy “Song of Back and Neck” for a release later this year.

The film, written and directed Lieberstein in his directorial debut, premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. He stars in the film alongside Rosemarie DeWitt, Brian D’Arcy James, Robert Pine, Clark Duke, and Paul Feig.

Lieberstein plays a man who often collapses on the floor in back pain, and continues his day as usual, on the floor. He’s resigned to a life of pain, having tried every remedy possible and been told by a top surgeon (played by Feig) that there’s nothing to be done. But he hasn’t yet tried having an affair with a client (portrayed by DeWitt) at the start of her complicated divorce and he hasn’t yet begun to wonder if his problems are more psychological than physical.
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Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song of Back and Neck’ Bought by The Orchard

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Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song of Back and Neck’ Bought by The Orchard
The Orchard has bought North American rights to Paul Lieberstein’s romantic comedy “Song of Back and Neck” for a release later this year.

The film, written and directed Lieberstein in his directorial debut, premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. He stars in the film alongside Rosemarie DeWitt, Brian D’Arcy James, Robert Pine, Clark Duke, and Paul Feig.

Lieberstein plays a man who often collapses on the floor in back pain, and continues his day as usual, on the floor. He’s resigned to a life of pain, having tried every remedy possible and been told by a top surgeon (played by Feig) that there’s nothing to be done. But he hasn’t yet tried having an affair with a client (portrayed by DeWitt) at the start of her complicated divorce and he hasn’t yet begun to wonder if his problems are more psychological than physical.
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The Orchard Picks Up Rosemarie DeWitt-Starrer 'Song of Back and Neck'

The Orchard Picks Up Rosemarie DeWitt-Starrer 'Song of Back and Neck'
The Orchard has picked up the North American rights to Song of Back and Neck.

Brian d’Arcy James, Robert Pine, Clark Duke and director Paul Feig also star in the movie, which centers on an average man with a not-so-average amount of back pain who, in attempting to remedy his ailment, discovers a bizarre hidden talent and even more emotional turmoil.

The Office writer-actor-producer Paul Lieberstein makes his directorial debut with the dark comedy, which he also wrote.

"Everybody I know is either close to somebody with chronic back pain or has it themselves, and that creates an ...
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 10)

1979: General Hospital's Laura and Scotty were married.

1984: Guiding Light's Bert gave Josh a pep talk.

1985: Santa Barbara's Julia smuggled Amy and Brick onto a train.

2006: All My Children's Annie arrived in Pine Valley."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1952: On The Guiding Light, Trudy (Helen Wagner) and Meta (Jone Allison) discussed Meta's plans to leave New York and return to California. At home, Papa
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‘Song Of Back And Neck’ Tribeca First Look: Paul Lieberstein Makes Adjustment To Directing Movies

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Exclusive: The Office alum Paul Lieberstein’s feature directorial debut Song of Back and Neck is making its world premiere today in the U.S. Narrative Competition section at the Tribeca Film Festival. The pic stars Lieberstein and Rosemarie DeWitt; Lieberstein, the Office regular who became the series’ showrunner later in its run, stretches his legs as a feature writer-director after helming TV episodes including The Mindy Project and The Newsroom.

In the dark comedy he plays Fred Trolleycar, who is on a journey to find a cure for his chronic back pain. Along the way he discovers an unusual talent, finds unexpected love (with DeWitt), and that his feelings may have been the cause of his pain all along. Brian D’Arcy James, Sam Anderson, Robert Pine, Clark Duke, Ike Barinholtz and Paul Feig co-star. The movie was inspired by Lieberstein’s own struggles with back pain; he was
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Spoiler-Happy Josh Gad Isn't Allowed to Read Full Frozen 2 Script

Disney's highly-anticipated sequel Frozen 2 started production at the end of September, with star Josh Gad sending out the first Frozen 2 photo from the recording booth, along with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, along with producer Peter Del Vecho. There haven't been an updates since then, but with Josh Gad promoting his new film Murder on the Orient Express, the actor revealed an interesting tidbit of information in a new interview, revealing that Disney has kept the full sequel script from him. Here's what he had to say below.

"I don't want to spoil anything but Olaf only lasts for the first act. I'm kidding. Disney has kept all of it from me. They're gonna give me pieces of dialogue out of context because I have a big mouth."

While Frozen 2 is still more than two years out, fans will get to see their favorite Frozen characters
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New NCIS Season 15 Premiere Episode 1 Official Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS served up the very first official description/spoiler teasers for their upcoming "NCIS" premiere episode 1 of the new season 15 via a press release! It sounds like things will be really intense to start off the season. The D.C. team will be working nonstop to locate Gibbs and McGee in the deep Paraguay jungle. Torres and Vance have to attend a congressional hearing and more. The premiere episode 1 is titled, "House Divided." We'll go ahead and start things off with the Gibbs and McGee storyline. They made sure to put this storyline in all caps. So, it sounds like the episode will certainly focus heavily on them. They tell us that their storyline is going to pick up two months after they were last spotted fighting an elusive group of rebels in a Paraguay jungle. The D.C. NCIS team will be working tirelessly to try to track
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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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Jeremy Irvine among new cast on 'The Last Full Measure'

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Foresight Unlimited represents international sales on Vietnam War-related drama.

Jeremy Irvine, Ethan Russell, Ser’Darius Blain, Zach Roerig, and Cody Walker have joined Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure.

Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited handles international sales and serves as producer alongside Provocator and Sss Entertainment on the project.

Production has wrapped in Atlanta and relocates to Thailand where the young cast will go through boot camp in preparation for the action sequences.

The new additions join lead Sebastian Stan as a Pentagon investigator working on the case of a Medal Of Honor candidate to be played by Irvine (pictured) who served many years earlier as a pararescue officer in the Vietnam War.

Previously announced cast includes Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Fonda, Amy Madigan, Bradley Whitford, James Jagger, John Savage, Michael Imperioli, Linus Roache, LisaGay Hamilton, Robert Pine, and Alison Sudol.

“As The Last Full Measure moves into the Vietnam battle stage of
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Regina King, Abigail Spencer Seek SAG-aftra Board Seats

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Regina King, Abigail Spencer Seek SAG-aftra Board Seats
SAG-aftra’s upcoming national board election has drawn a quartet of new high-profile candidates — Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Modine, Abigail Spencer and Regina King.

With ballots going out July 25, the names were revealed as the self-styled progressives of Membership First and the ruling Unite For Strength Factions have unveiled their candidate slates representing the Los Angeles branch, which has the largest representation and the most competitive races. The winners will be announced on Aug. 24.

Most of the attention is on the presidential race with current president Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite For Strength ticket, facing a challenge from Membership First’s Esai Morales along with independents Peter Antico and Robert B. Martin, Jr. SAG-aftra’s 80-member national board is the key ruling body for the union.

Taylor Thomas is best known for voicing the young Simba in “The Lion King” and starring in “Home Improvement,” where he was a cast-mate of current national board member Patricia Richardson.

“Since
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8 Photos of Chris Pine and His Famous Dad That Prove the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

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8 Photos of Chris Pine and His Famous Dad That Prove the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
Chris Pine has been making us swoon since he first burst onto the scene in the 2006 romantic comedy Just My Luck, but his very first TV appearance actually happened when he was just 3 years old. In case you weren't aware, Chris's dad is none other than Robert Pine - the actor who famously played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on NBC's CHiPs in the late '70s and early '80s - and in 1983, Chris joined his dad on the show as a boy named Christopher. The two teamed up for an adorable duet of "Hurry, Hurry Climb the Ladder" and melted hearts everywhere. Of course, this isn't the only glimpse we've gotten of their close bond. Robert often steps out to support his son at his movie premieres, and back in May 2014, the veteran actor said he knew "from the very first moment" that Chris would make it big in Hollywood.
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Rosemarie DeWitt to Star in Paul Lieberstein’s Directorial Debut ‘Song of Back and Neck’ (Exclusive)

Rosemarie DeWitt to Star in Paul Lieberstein’s Directorial Debut ‘Song of Back and Neck’ (Exclusive)
Rosemarie DeWitt and Brian d’Arcy James will star in Paul Lieberstein’s feature film directorial debut “Song of Back and Neck.”

The dark comedy also stars Robert Pine, Sam Anderson and Paul Feig, director of “Ghostbusters,” “Spy” and “Bridesmaids.” The film follows the life of the repressed Fred Trolleycar, played by Lieberstein, on a journey to find the cure to his chronic back pain.

Lieberstein is best known as a writer and producer who also played Toby Flenderson on the U.S. version of “The Office.” He directed episodes of “The Mindy Project,” The Newsroom” and “The Office” on which he also served as showrunner during four seasons.

Lieberstein wrote the original screenplay for “Song of Back and Neck” during his last year on “The Office.” The script was partially inspired by his own battle with his back, which was cured after reading Dr. John Sarno’s “Healing Back Pain,
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Horror Highlights: Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, Ahs Season 6 Promos, Satanic Panic, Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse

Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one…” because they were zombies?! That’s author C.A. Verstraete’s proposition in the horror novel Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Also in today’s Highlights: new promos for American Horror Story Season 6, Satanic Panic release details, and info on the world debut of Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter Book Release Details & Cover Art: On September 13th, C.A. Verstraete’s Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter will be released in paperback and on Kindle.

“Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an ax and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy, and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
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Garry Marshall's Touching Final Interview with People Reveals a Generous Man Who Cherished His Friends

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Garry Marshall's Touching Final Interview with People Reveals a Generous Man Who Cherished His Friends
Garry Marshall was one of the most beloved luminaries in Hollywood - as evidenced by the number of celebrities who are mourning his death Tuesday at 81. But the writer and director's last interview with People reveals just how important his personal relationships were to his success, and paint a picture of a loving grandfather and friend as well as an acclaimed Hollywood hitmaker. Speaking before the premiere of his last film, Mother's Day, earlier this year, Marshall explained how his longstanding relationships with stars including Julia Roberts made casting easy. "Why I get along with them is I don't call them,
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Garry Marshall's Touching Final Interview with People Reveals a Generous Man Who Cherished His Friends

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Garry Marshall's Touching Final Interview with People Reveals a Generous Man Who Cherished His Friends
Garry Marshall was one of the most beloved luminaries in Hollywood - as evidenced by the number of celebrities who are mourning his death Tuesday at 81. But the writer and director's last interview with People reveals just how important his personal relationships were to his success, and paint a picture of a loving grandfather and friend as well as an acclaimed Hollywood hitmaker. Speaking before the premiere of his last film, Mother's Day, earlier this year, Marshall explained how his longstanding relationships with stars including Julia Roberts made casting easy. "Why I get along with them is I don't call them,
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Film Review: Mother's Day

The Bottom Line (1 minute review)

My mom always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” Sorry mom.

“Mother’s Day” directed by the legendary Garry Marshall features a star-studded ensemble cast in a holiday-themed film that (hopefully) completes the trilogy of star-studded ensemble cast in a holiday-themed film that includes “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” directed by Marshall. With that said, fans of either movie will probably enjoy “Mother’s Day,” which follows a group of mothers, and one dad, in separate story lines that eventually merge (more or less) after crisscrossing, a few near misses and a lot of coincidences. It’s a format that can work exceedingly well and is popular because audiences can see many of their favorite stars in the same movie.

Both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” have an advantage, however, because
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Mother’S Day – Review

Sappiness overflows in Mother’S Day, an assembly-line rom-com with little on its mind beyond clichés and predictable formula. 81-year old director Garry Marshall, still mining the calendar after the similar New Year’S Eve and Valentine’S Day, has gathered a bouquet of celebrity movie stars including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Kate Hudson, and shuffled them into tiresome skits about motherhood gone right and wrong. Mother’S Day is a shallow and sickly-sweet offering best avoided.

Jennifer Aniston has the largest role in Mother’S Day as Sandy, a divorced mother of two sons whose ex-husband Henry (Timothy OIyphant) has married the much younger Tina (Shay Mitchell), who tries too hard to be a cool stepmom. The story jumps between Sandy’s dilemma and those of a dozen others, such as childless Miranda (Julia Roberts), an uptight QVC superstar who has motherhood forced on her by
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CHiPs: Revival Film Slated for 2017, Original Cast Reunites

CHiPs aired on six seasons for NBC, and it will be back on the big screen in 2017. Deadline reported that Warners Bros has now set the release date for the revival. The feature film will star Dax Shepherd and Michael Pena as the duo Jon and Ponch. Fans of the franchise will be able to see the comedy film at a theater near them on August 11, 2017.

In addition, Daily Mail reported that the original actors behind Jon and Ponch, Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, reunited on Saturday at The Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo in New Jersey. Robert Pine, the father of actor Chris Pine and star of CHiPs, also appeared at the event.

Larry Wilcox shared several photos from the event on his Facebook. Check out one below. Were you a fan of CHiPS? Will you check
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My Fun Interview with Kate Hudson and Aasif Mandvi for .Mother.s Day.

The moment I walked into the interview room, I heard Kate Hudson saying .we love Manny!. Awwwwww. It melted my heart, and it was fun to see the actress again after sitting down with her for 2011.s .Something Borrowed.. In .Mother.s Day,. Hudson is hiding her marriage to Aasif Mandvi from her conservative parents played by Margo Martindale and Robert Pine. Take a look at my fun interview with Hudson and Mandvi.
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