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Producer Eric Friedman Inks Overall Deal With Disney Channel

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Emmy-nominated producer Eric Friedman is expanding his nearly 10-year relationship with Disney Channel, signing an overall deal to create and develop new projects exclusively for the channel.

Friedman has written or produced five comedy series for Disney Channel over the past decade. Most recently, he was executive producer and showrunner of Bizaardvark which has wrapped production after three seasons (new episodes will continue to roll out through 2019 on Disney Channel). He created and executive-produced Disney Xd’s Crash and Bernstein and was a writer on Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally and the animated series Teamo Supremo as well as Disney Xd’s I’m in the Band. Friedman also wrote for Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh and Zoey 101.

“We’ve been lucky enough to have watched Eric grow as a writer and producer over a decade, consistently delivering smart, funny shows for us,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President,
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Marvel’s Iron Fist: Scott Buck signs up as showrunner




Dexter, Six Feet Under and Nikki alum Scott Buck will be Iron Fist’s showrunner for Marvel/Netflix…

Following the news that Marvel’s future Netflix plans were pushing ahead in earnest post-Jessica Jones, Scott Buck has signed up as the showrunner of Iron Fist.

Mr Buck is perhaps best known for his work on Dexter. Hopping between the roles of executive producer and co-executive producer, he worked on over 60 episodes of the Showtime series, seventeen of which he wrote.

Buck has also worked - in various writing and producing capacities - on Six Feet Under, Nikki, Rome, Coach, and Will Ferrell-starring animated series The Oblongs. He sounds like a safe pair of hands to us.

If you’re unfamiliar with Iron Fist (real name Daniel Rand) from the comics, here’s Marvel’s brief plot summary for the Netflix series…

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Gateway Geek Fest Coming to St. Louis August 28-30

St. Louis-area Movie Geeks (and TV Geeks, and Comic Book Geeks, and Gaming Geeks and Music Geeks and Cosplay Geeks, and Fiction Geeks) rejoice! There’s a new Pop Culture convention coming to town!

2015 brings in one of the Newest and Largest two day event shows in St. Louis with Gateway Geek Fest. The event is sponsored by Tm (ToyMan) Productions who also host ToyMan Toys, Comics & Con. The event runs August 28-30 and will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo with some ancillary events at the Laquinta Hotel (formerly the Wingate) 13615 Riverport Rd Maryland Hts.

With over 150 tables filled with Vendors offering items such as Comics, Illustrations, Pop Culture, Steampunk merchandise, Character Clothing, TV/Movie Memorabilia (posters – autographs), Action Figures Collectibles and Much More. Gateway Geek Fest will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton, Mo

There will be Cosplayers
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Robot Chickens and Selfish Milkshakes: 'Adult Swim' 101

There was a certain point in history, somewhere between The Simpsons and Daria, when TV animation ceased to be the sole provenance of kids drooling over their morning bowls of Lucky Charms. These days, cartoons for grown-ups are not only ubiquitous, but hilariously twisted and high-quality to boot — and that's due in large part to a phenomenon called Adult Swim. What began as a freaky little block of late-night programming has evolved into a vast, even-freakier universe of animated and live-action series with a sardonic, absurdist sense of humor that's
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Watch: 3 Clips From 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Kathryn Hahn & Juno Temple Plus New Pics

Jill Soloway may be marking her feature length directorial debut with “Afternoon Delight” but there’s a good chance that she’s been involved with something you’ve enjoyed over the years. As a writer she’s worked on such projects as “United States of Tara,” “Six Feet Under,“ and even a couple of episodes of “The Oblongs”! After getting a few short films under her belt, Jill Soloway turned her sights to writing and directing a feature length dramedy about the difficulties of marriage and prostitutes. It’s a tale as old as time. Journey below to check out the first three clips from the film which features Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch and Jessica St. Clair. Here's the official synopsis:Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles’s bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right— chic modernist home,
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Check Out Mezco's Customized Toys Before Their Comic-Con Debut -- Hellboy, Michael Jackson, More!

As some of you following me on Twitter might already be aware, I left the friendly confines of Splash Page HQ last week to visit with the fine folks at Mezco Toyz and get the first look at some very cool, customized figures from their new line of "Mez-Itz" vinyl toys.

A few months back, Mezco announced that they were resizing the popular line of collectible figures from a 2.5- to a 6-inch scale, and would be delivering bunches of the blank figures to artists and animators around the world to create their own unique takes on the toys. From comic creators to musicians and animators, a variety of artists answered their call, and 60 of the custom Mez-Itz are going on display for the first time at San Diego's Comic-Con International this month.

But you can get your first, exclusive look at some of the coolest figures weeks ahead of time here on Splash Page!
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