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SeriesFest Announces International Pilot Competition Selections (Exclusive)

SeriesFest Announces International Pilot Competition Selections (Exclusive)
On Friday, TV festival SeriesFest announced its official selections for this year’s international pilot competition.

The fourth annual event, held in Denver, Colo. from June 22 to 27, will welcome 56 pilots from nine countries across the categories of “Independent Pilot,” “Digital Short Series” and “Late Night.” This year’s work features stars like Dan Harmon, Adrian Grenier, Blythe Danner, Laura Linney and James Lafferty.

“It’s amazing to see how this competition has grown,” said Randi Kleiner, founder and CEO of SeriesFest said in a statement. “I’m so thrilled with the quality of work and the diversity of voices. This
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Paramount Network Sets New ‘Heathers’ Premiere Date

Paramount Network Sets New ‘Heathers’ Premiere Date
Paramount Network’s television version of cult film “Heathers” has a new release date.

The dark comedy will now premiere July 10, the Viacom-owned network announced via the show’s Instagram account Tuesday.

The series was originally supposed to debut in March but in the wake of the Parkland shooting, the network decided to postpone.

“Paramount Network’s original series ‘Heathers’ is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society’s most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socio-economic status to gun violence. While we stand firmly behind the show, in light
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Photo Coverage: Go Behind the Scenes as BroadwayHD Films Bright Colors And Bold Patterns

BroadwayHD Films Bright Colors And Bold Patterns Bright Colors And Bold Patterns is a riotous new solo play that stormed the stage with ferocity and wit, deemed 'hilarious' and 'uproarious' by The New Yorker, 'fantastic' and 'pure magic' by Time Out New York, and 'side-splitting' and 'fresh' from The Huffington Post. It has also been hailed as 'raucous, witty and occasionally moving' by The Daily Beast, 'a very funny play' by The New York Post, 'outrageous and stinging' by Out Magazine and 'relentlessly funny' by Buzzfeed. Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, founders of BroadwayHD said, With all those great reviews, we believe that the production should be seen by a bigger audience, so they are filming it and adding it to the line up for streaming on BroadwayHD. Bright Colors And Bold Patterns is written by and starring Drew Droege and directed for the stage by Michael Urie. The
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Drew Droege to Return to Bright Colors And Bold Patterns; BroadwayHD to Film

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns has announced its fourth and final extension as the show's author and original star Drew Droege returns to finish the triumphant five-month run Thursday, April 5 through Monday, April 9. The final performance will be filmed by BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service that brings live theater productions to viewers all over the world, to be broadcast available on the platform later this season.
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Bright Colors And Bold Patterns Extends With New Star Jeff Hiller

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns the hit play hailed as devastatingly funny by The New York Times continues its triumphant run Off Broadway at SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam Street, between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in Manhattan, announcing a six week extension through Sunday, February 25. The show's author and current star Drew Droege the internet's Chlo , Drunk History, and Heathers on Paramount TV in 2018 will end his run on Sunday, January 7, with plans to bring the production around the country on a national tour. Tickets to the extension are now on sale at www.BrightColorsandBoldPatterns.com
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Live: Tune In Now For Our Chat With Michael Urie & Drew Droege!

Do you have a burning question for Michael Urie and Drew Droege On Thursday, November 16, 530pm Est BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the duo, whose new play, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, is currently playing a limited engagement at SoHo Playhouse. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter BroadwayWorld with AskMichaelDrewBWW.
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BroadwayWorld Live Will Chat With Michael Urie & Drew Droege This Thursday!

Do you have a burning question for Michael Urie and Drew Droege On Thursday, November 16, 530pm Est BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the duo, whose new play, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, is currently playing a limited engagement at SoHo Playhouse. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter BroadwayWorld with AskMichaelDrewBWW.
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‘Heathers’ First Teaser: The Infinitely Quotable Cult Classic Gets a 21st Century Television Reboot

‘Heathers’ First Teaser: The Infinitely Quotable Cult Classic Gets a 21st Century Television Reboot
It’s a brave new world; it was only a matter of time before we got a brave new “Heathers.” The cult classic that inspired a generation of teenage slackers and weirdos is getting a television reboot, and it’s switching things up quite a lot from the looks of this first teaser released on Instagram, where all the aspiring Heathers hang out these days.

The original “Heathers” starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as kindred spirits who team up to take down the popular girls, who are all named Heather. Released in 1988, the movie’s pitch black comedy and dry humor stood out against the more wholesome losers of John Hughes’ high school comedies. In the reboot, the central trio has been updated to include a genderqueer person named Heath (Brendan Scannell), a black lesbian (Jasmine Mathews) and an overweight girl (Melanie Field).

Read More:‘Heathers’ Reboot: Shannen Doherty
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Indie Spotlight: In The Charming Comedy ‘Ding Dongs,’ A Young Mormon Finds Himself

In this week's Indie Spotlight column, we're talking about a series that observes a young man's personal transformation -- and plays it for laughs. The show is called Ding Dongs, and it stars its creator, Joseph Baken, as a Mormon who grapples with his gay identity during a missionary trip to Los Angeles.

The arc of Ding Dongs -- at least in its first episode, which is now available on Baken's YouTube channel -- centers around its young protagonist, Elder Clark. While he is committed to God and his faith, his trip to the big city also ignites a personal journey within him. At the same time, Elder Clark plays straight man (no pun intended) to a slew of offbeat supporting characters. Ding Dongs' excellent casts includes well-traveled actor Drew Droege and drag queen Willam Belli.

As Baken explained in an article he penned for Advocate, Ding Dongs draws from
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Drew Droege Explains How to Build a Comedic Character

Backstage held its final Facebook Live interview of 2016 on Dec. 19 with actors Drew Droege and Michael Urie. Droege, whom many will know from his viral Chloë Sevigny parody YouTube videos, rounded out his year with an acclaimed run of his Off-Broadway solo show, “Bright Colors and Bold Patterns,” at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. He wrote the riotous show and tapped Urie (a one-person show vet with “Buyer & Cellar”) to direct. In conversation with Backstage, Droege offered readers advice on creating your own work, internalizing a script, and finding success across various mediums. Work to memorize your lines, then just breathe. “The joy of being the only one up there [in a solo show] is that it’s just me. We will figure it out somehow. I’m not gonna throw another actor off,” Droege said of memorizing 70 minutes of lines. “And sometimes, those are the most interesting moments for the
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Bww TV: Go Backstage with Bright Colors And Bold Patterns' Drew Droege and Michael Urie; Plus Highlights!

Due to overwhelming demand, YouTube sensation Drew Droege the internet's 'Chloe', Drunk History, and Bob's Burgers returns to New York for a three-week limited holiday engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow St, New York opening tonight, December 19, and running through December 30, directed by Michael Urie Buyer amp Cellar. See highlights and go behind the scenes with Droege and Urie in the video below
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‘Will & Grace’ On Speed: Gotham-Nominated Web Series ‘The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo’ Is A Surreal Ride

‘Will & Grace’ On Speed: Gotham-Nominated Web Series ‘The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo’ Is A Surreal Ride
Remember this name: Brian Jordan Alvarez. He is the director, writer, producer and star of the short form comedy “The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo,” an electric comedy that plugs into the zeitgeist the way “Girls” did, banters like “Broad City,” and boasts the chutzpah necessary in order to get away with naming a character “Lenjamin McButtons.”

Part of the genius of “Caleb Gallo” is that it defies conventional wisdom about making a short form series compelling to online audiences: The episodes are long, there is no discernible premise that can be squeezed into a snappy log line — even the title is a mouthful. Most potentially problematic is that if one were to summarize its plot, “Caleb Gallo” is basically a series about the love lives of five actor friends living in Los Angeles, one of the digital space’s most tired premises. These days, anyone making a
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Hamilton Mania, Pixar Short, Gay Rage, New Musical

• Variety Zac Efron possibly joining headliner Hugh Jackman in the new Pt Barnum movie musical The Greatest Showman on Earth

Universal Studios Wicked, the movie has a release date. More on this tomorrow

• Playbill Tony Kushner writing an adaptation of West Side Story for a remake by Steven Spielberg! Since that's my favorite movie of all time I feel very weird about this. Strangely the article stays that Kushner is "currently adapting the screenplay of August Wilson's Pulitzer-winning drama Fences" which would be really bad news for the movie since it's already done filming ;)

• My New Plaid Pants ...reacts to the news with a shout out to Pt Barnum look-alike Jim Broadbent

• THR The British Independent Film Awards, which helped Ex Machina along last awards season, and are adding award categories this year will try a new system to coincide with what voters have seen and where there are conflicts of interest.
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Round-Up: Haven: The Final Season Blu-ray / DVD, Labyrinth Early Access, You’Re Killing Me Clip, Model Hunger Trailer, Leprechaun Screening

The final season of SyFy’s Haven is coming to Blu-ray on April 19th. Also in this round-up: early access details for Free Range Games’ Labyrinth, a clip from You’re Killing Me, a new Model Hunger trailer, and details on Nitehawk Cinema’s St. Patrick’s Day screening of Leprechaun.

Haven: The Final Season: Press Release: “This April, The Town Of Haven Hurtles Towards A Cataclysmic Showdown In The Startling Final Episodes Of Syfy’S Popular Series

Haven: The Final Season

Street Date: April 19, 2016

Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.98/$39.98

The Loaded 4-Disc Set Features the Final 13 Broadcast Episodes, and Hours of Bonus Features Including a Mythology Refresher, 13″Inside Haven” Featurettes, Livestream Segments with the Cast & Crew,13 Commentary Tracks, Interviews with Eric Balfour, Lucas Bryant, William Shatner, Adam Copeland and More!

Program Description

For five eye-opening seasons, fans tuned into the hit Syfy series “Haven”, based on Stephen King’s
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Round-Up: Fallout 4 Sixth Scale Figure, Sleight, You’Re Killing Me Release Details, Villainous Teaser

In this round-up, we have details as well as several photos for Sideshow's T-45 collectible figure from the popular RPG video game Fallout 4. Also: acquisition details for Sleight, You're Killing Me release info and a Villainous teaser trailer.

Fallout 4 Figure: "Sideshow and Threezero are excited to announce the T-45 Fallout 4 Collectible Figure. The T-45 stands approximately 14.5 inches tall with incredible details and over 35 articulated parts. Featuring an interchangeable male head and helmet that includes Led light-up functions. All outer-armor pieces are detachable and weathered with incredible paint application based on the appearance in the video game."

The T-45 Fallout 4 figurine has a retail price of $380.00 and is expected to ship July 2016 - September 2016. To learn more, visit:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/fallout-4-t-45-threezero

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Sleight: Press Release: "Park City, Ut (January 28th, 2016) - WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions announced today that they have acquired all worldwide rights to the Sundance film Sleight.
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Exclusive: Wolfe Releasing Acquires Lgbt Comedy-Horror 'You're Killing Me'

Read More: Exclusive: Wolfe Releasing Acquires Gay Coming-Of-Age Drama 'Henry Gamble's Birthday Party' Wolfe Releasing has acquired the distribution rights to writer-director Jim Hansen's "You're Killing Me," an Lgbt comedy-horror film that has played at numerous horror festivals throughout the year. The deal gives Wolfe Releasing all worldwide rights to the film, and the company is planning a 2016 spring release on DVD, VOD, cable and additional digital platforms. "You’re Killing Me" stars Jeffery Self as an internet comedy star whose friends are so steeped in irony and sarcasm they don’t know a serial killer when they meet one. When George’s handsome new boyfriend (Matthew McKelligon) tells him he’s a murderer, George thinks it’s a joke and plays along. As George's friends start disappearing one by one, the remaining group takes matters into their own hands. Drew Droege, Jack Plotnick, Mindy Cohn and Bryan Safi co-star.
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Insiders' Advice on How to Make Your Web Series Stand Out

Insiders' Advice on How to Make Your Web Series Stand Out
A couple months ago, I wrote a piece for Indiewire about all the reasons I decided to make my web series, "The Impossibilities," rather than a feature film. Once the article went live, I was surprised and psyched by the number of web creators who reached out with questions about their web series. It became abundantly clear that there aren’t enough resources out there yet for this new field of independent filmmaking. There’s no manual. No masters degree you can get. Right now, our best resource is our fellow filmmakers. Read More: 10 Reasons You Should Make a Web Series Instead of an Indie Film In the last article, I talked about the how and the why of making a web series, but that's just half the battle. How do you make your show stand out in a sea of content? I crowdsourced this question to the creators of four independently produced online series,
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Michael Urie's Cocktails & Classics Aims Its Positronic Ray at Barbarella

Michael Urie's Cocktails & Classics Aims Its Positronic Ray at Barbarella
TV insiders with the initials Ma are calling it the biggest casting coup of the decade: For this Sunday’s installment of Logo’s Mystery Science Theater-esque screening series Cocktails & Classics, host Michael Urie recruited one of the most celebrated, revered and humble names in entertainment journalism — me!

RelatedLooking Cancelled at HBO — Will Logo Step Up?

And if that’s not enough to get you to tune in (he says humbly!), the episode’s guest list also includes Orange Is the New Black‘s Lea DeLaria, actor-comedian Drew Droege, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, and… Jane freakin’ Fonda!
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Watch: Chloë Sevigny Impersonator Drew Droege Gives Advice at Tribeca N.O.W.

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Watch: Chloë Sevigny Impersonator Drew Droege Gives Advice at Tribeca N.O.W.
Read More: Tribeca Video: Artists Discuss Generating Content in the Brave New Online World This Tribeca Talk featured the creative minds behind this year's Tribeca N.O.W. (New Online Work), which celebrates creators working in the online space, including web series, animation, documentary and comedy. In this clip, actor and comedian Drew Droege, best known for his funny online impressions of Chloë Sevigny, gives advice about show business. "Make what you like," he says, explaining that if you try to do what's "trending" or "hot," you will always fail -- instead, people should make projects they feel passionate about. Droege's own videos were online for three months with under 100 hits, until one day they suddenly went everywhere. Droege admits luck and timing play a big role in industry success.  Droege was joined by Bianca Giaever, Jayson Musson ("Adventures of Jamel") and Gregory Bayne ("Zero Point") at...
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Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Old Navy's New Comedy Queen

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Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Old Navy's New Comedy Queen
Old Navy's commercial game has been on in the past year. Amy Poehler and Drew Droege served up improvisational goodness as an Old Navy spokesperson, and now we have a new star serving up well-priced holiday sweaters: Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In this new ad for the Gap brand, Jld teaches us about the remarkable bird/pig/monster she cooked for Thanksgiving. You'll want some new fleeces after it's all over.  
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