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Seth Rogen and Lionsgate TV Comedy Series ‘Unprofessionals’ in Development at CBS

  • The Wrap
Seth Rogen and Lionsgate TV Comedy Series ‘Unprofessionals’ in Development at CBS
CBS is in development with “UNprofessionals,” a new single-camera comedy series about the United Nations from Seth Rogen and Lionsgate Television, TheWrap has learned.

The show offers a behind the scenes look at a group of the least important people working at one of the world’s most important places: The United Nations.

Andy Schwartz (“Scrubs”), and the Sklar Brothers (Randy and Jason Sklar) will write and Jay Chandrasekhar will direct. Chandrasekhar, Schwartz, and the Sklars will executive produce, with Rogen, Goldberg, Weaver and Alex McAtee for Point Grey Pictures. The project was developed alongside Point Grey’s vice president and head of television Loreli Alanis.

Also Read: Ratings: 'Instinct' Falls With Series Finale, CBS Slips to 3rd in Key Demo

Lionsgate TV is the studio — the project falls under its multi-platform partnership with Point Grey, which was signed in April of this year.

Rogen also has a documentary in
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Remembering Peter Fonda, Indie Revolutionary and Counterculture Icon (Column)

  • Variety
Captain America has died. Not the spandex-clad Marvel superhero, but counterculture poster boy Peter Fonda, who shook up Hollywood and revolutionized the country’s sense of itself by co-writing, producing and starring in “Easy Rider” 50 years ago this summer — the same summer depicted in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”

Culture was changing fast in 1969. Though Tarantino was hard on the hippies, “Easy Rider” — an existential biker picture in which Fonda’s Wyatt, with Dennis Hopper as wingman Billy, motors coast to coast with the Stars and Stripes on his back and drug money stashed in his shiny red, white and blue gas tank — was the first film to represent the younger generation’s anti-establishment attitudes, and its success pointed the way for the independent cinema movement that followed. The actors rejected mainstream values, struck out on their own and smoked actual pot on camera; rather than judging them for it,
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‘Easy Rider’ star and 2-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda dead at age 79

‘Easy Rider’ star and 2-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda dead at age 79
Peter Fonda, younger brother of two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda, son of actor Henry Fonda and father of actress Bridget Fonda, is dead at age 79 on Friday after losing his fight with lung cancer. He would introduce Hollywood to the counter-culture of the ’60s with his take on a biker film, 1969’s “Easy Rider.” The influential film made with pal, co-star, co-writer and director Dennis Hopper helped make Hollywood atuned to what was happening during the decade of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’roll while kick-starting the New Hollywood movement of the late ’60s and ’70s.

Fonda was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Easy Rider” along with Hopper and Terry Southern. Meanwhile, Jack Nicholson found his breakout role and was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar as an Aclu lawyer, who wears a football helmet as he decides to travel with Fonda and Hopper’s biker characters.
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Jane Fonda On Peter Fonda’s Death: “He Went Out Laughing”

  • Deadline
Jane Fonda On Peter Fonda’s Death: “He Went Out Laughing”
Jane Fonda, sister of Peter Fonda, has released a statement following his death today at the age of 79.

“I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother,” Fonda said in the statement provided to Deadline. “The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”

The two-time Oscar nominee for Easy Rider, which he also produced and co-wrote, and Ulee’s Gold, died Friday morning of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. The son of legendary actor Henry Fonda and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda, was a part of the counterculture of the 1960s.

Following Easy Rider, Fonda starred in and directed The Hired Hand (1971), a feminist Western that his Pando Company made for Universal. Roger Ebert described it as “a languorously spiritual Western about a young man who grows up into responsibility.” He went on to direct
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Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Actor and Counterculture Hero, Dead at 79

Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Actor and Counterculture Hero, Dead at 79
Peter Fonda, the Oscar-nominated actor whose roles in Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider and Roger Corman’s The Trip made him a counterculture hero in the late 1960s, died Friday at the age of 79. The cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer, his family confirmed to People.

“It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family said. “[Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family,” they continued.
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Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79

  • Variety
Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79
Two-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda, who became a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced and starred in seminal 1969 road movie “Easy Rider,” then showed Hollywood he could act about three decades later in “Ulee’s Gold,” died on Friday from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.

His sister Jane Fonda said in a statement, “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”

His wife Parky released a statement on behalf of the family, saying “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts…And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life.
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Reginald Hudlin Teams With Andreas Carlsson for ‘Beyond the Velvet Rope’

  • Variety
Reginald Hudlin Teams With Andreas Carlsson for ‘Beyond the Velvet Rope’
Reginald Hudlin (pictured at right), who received a Best Picture nomination for “Django Unchained,” will direct the musical “Beyond the Velvet Rope” with songs by hitmaker Andreas Carlsson.

Ron Bass, who won an Oscar for the “Rain Man” screenplay, is writing the script with Walter Becker (“Wild Hogs”) and G.L. Lambert. Carlsson will produce with Marcus Englefield and George Lee for Storyoscopic Films.

Carlsson’s credits include “Bye, Bye, Bye” for *Nsync, “I Want It That Way” for the Backstreet boys, “Waking Up in Vegas” for Katy Perry, “Born to Make You Happy” for Britney Spears and “I Am Alive” for Celine Dion. Carlsson has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and was also been named Ascap Songwriter of the Year.

The feature tells the story of a young pop star who falls in love with her prolific songwriter as they make their way through the Los Angeles music scene in the late 1970’s.
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Producer Brian Robbins Tapped to Lead Nickelodeon

  • Variety
Producer Brian Robbins Tapped to Lead Nickelodeon
Viacom named producer Brian Robbins as the new head of its Nickelodeon, its largest operation, a bid to steady the kid-focused cable channel even as it has been struggling with declining ratings and shifts in viewing habits among its target demographic.

Robbins, the founder of Awesomeness TV, has most recently been based at Viacom’s Paramount Pictures as head of its Paramount Players genre pic division.

“Brian is a creative powerhouse who has spent his career on the frontlines of our industry, anticipating and driving changes in television, film and digital media,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. “With his unmatched credentials in kids’ entertainment and his firsthand knowledge of Nickelodeon, I have asked Brian to drive the innovation and transformation that will ensure the brand remains the dominant force with young audiences.”

Robbins is the first new executive to lead Nickelodeon in years. He replaces Cyma Zarghami, who was named
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Brian Robbins Named President Of Nickelodeon

  • Deadline
A year and a half ago after AwesomenessTV co-founder Brian Robbins joined Viacom to run Paramount Players, he is being named President of the company’s Nickelodeon Group. He succeeds Cyma Zarghami who stepped down in June after more than 30 years with the network. Robbins will report directly to Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish.

A search is underway for Robbins’ replacement as President of Paramount Players. In the interim, Wyck Godfrey, President of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group, will oversee day-to-day operations at Paramount Players, with support from Robbins during a transition period.

Robbins will manage the creative and business operations at Nickelodeon. As President of Paramount Pictures’ Paramount Players division, Robbins worked with Nickelodeon and Viacom’s other brands to identify talent and properties to be developed into co-branded feature films. In his new role, Robbins will remain integrally involved in the development, production and marketing of all
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Grab Some Tissues, Because a Ton of Rom-Coms Are Leaving Netflix in July

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. After releasing the incredible list of new titles it's adding in July - Orange Is the New Black! Jurassic Park! Shameless! - the streaming service also revealed which movies and TV shows will be disappearing before we know it. If your weekends consist of cuddling up and watching rom-coms like Along Came Polly and A Cinderella Story, we have some bad news . . .

July 1

Alive

Along Came Polly

An Honest Liar

Beerfest

Before Midnight

Bring It On

Bring It On Again

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cocktail

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Little Women

Michael Clayton

Midnight in Paris

Mixed Signals

More Than a Game

Pandemic

Piglet's Big Movie

Rugrats Go Wild

Scary Movie

Scream 3

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
See full article at Popsugar »

Grab Some Tissues, Because a Ton of Rom-Coms Are Leaving Netflix in July

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. After releasing the incredible list of new titles it's adding in July - Orange Is the New Black! Jurassic Park! Shameless! - the streaming service also revealed which movies and TV shows will be disappearing before we know it. If your weekends consist of cuddling up and watching rom-coms like Along Came Polly and A Cinderella Story, we have some bad news . . .

July 1

Alive

Along Came Polly

An Honest Liar

Beerfest

Before Midnight

Bring It On

Bring It On Again

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cocktail

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Little Women

Michael Clayton

Midnight in Paris

Mixed Signals

More Than a Game

Pandemic

Piglet's Big Movie

Rugrats Go Wild

Scary Movie

Scream 3

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Q: Who’S Patsy Kelly? A:…

The following is a slightly re-edited version of a piece that ran during the early days of my blog, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, posted on April 3, 2007, in which I took some time to acknowledge one of my favorite movie stars, the inimitable force of nature known as Patsy Kelly. Eleven years ago Netflix was yet to become the powerhouse force in streaming home entertainment that it now incarnates; it was still a strictly DVD-by-mail service that allowed as many as three DVDs at once to sit on your shelf for as long as you wanted, until such time as you said “I’ve never gonna watch these” and decided to send the back for three others in your ridiculously long queue. (The normalization of the word “queue” may have been Netflix’s great contribution to American culture during this time.) In those days, Netflix also allowed you
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Here Are All The New Releases Coming to Netflix in January 2018

Netflix is starting out 2018 with a ton of new film and TV series releases! We are only about halfway through December, but if you're curious to know what is waiting for you on the streaming service in the new year, we have a full list the new releases and their release dates. There's a lot of great stuff coming including a bunch of Batman Films, the Lethal Weapon movies, The Godfather trilogy, Caddyshack, Apollo 13, King Kong, The Shawshank Redemption, Training Day, and even all of the Bring it On films! You can check out the fill list below!

Week of 1/1/18

10,000 B.C. -- 1/1/18

30 Days of Night -- 1/1/18

Age Of Shadows -- 1/1/18

AlphaGo -- 1/1/18

America's Sweethearts -- 1/1/18

Apollo 13 -- 1/1/18

Batman -- 1/1/18

Batman & Robin -- 1/1/18

Batman Begins -- 1/1/18

Batman Forever -- 1/1/18

Batman Returns -- 1/1/18

Breakfast at Tiffany's -- 1/1/18

Bring It On -- 1/1/18

Bring It On Again -- 1/1/18

Bring It On: All or Nothing
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Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake Coming to Netflix in the Us on January 5th

  • DailyDead
Horror fans have been looking forward to seeing Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake since the film was teased in trailers back in 2015, but bankruptcy issues at Relativity Media delayed and ultimately brought the movie's release to a halt. Since that time, Flanagan directed two well-received films for Netflix, and the streaming service has now revealed that they will bring Before I Wake out of film purgatory and into the warm glow of the TV screen.

Netflix revealed the exciting Before I Wake news in their full announcement of titles being added to their streaming lineup in January of 2018. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, and Kate Bosworth, Before I Wake will be available to watch on the streaming service beginning Friday, January 5th, marking its first official release in the Us (it was previously released internationally, including in the UK by Netflix).

Other titles being added to Netflix (in the Us) include 30 Days of Night,
See full article at DailyDead »

‘The Godfather’ Trilogy Makes Netflix an Offer It Can’t Refuse Next Month; ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Midnight in Paris,’ Too

  • Indiewire
Say this for 2018: It can’t be any worse than 2017, right? (Spoiler: It totally can.) At least Netflix’s first batch of offerings inspires cautious optimism in the new year, with everything from the entire “Godfather” trilogy, “Marie Antoinette,” five different “Batman” films and five different “Bring It On” movies (did you even know they’d made that many?), “Midnight in Paris,” the complete “Lethal Weapon” collection, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” and “The Truman Show” coming to the streaming service in January.

Read More:Netflix Reveals the Most Binge-Watched Shows of 2017: ‘American Vandal,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ and More

As for Netflix Originals, there are several: “Before I Wake” and “Rotten” are both available to stream as of January 5, “Somebody Feed Phil” and “The Polka King” premiere a week later, “The Open House” arrives on the 19th, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” and “Dirty Money” both debut on the 26th.
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When good TV goes bad: how Sons of Anarchy took us all for a ride

After two seasons of all-American biker shenanigans, the show decamped to Ireland, where every scene became a toe-curling exercise in stereotyping

There has always been something faintly hilarious about Hells Angels. Perhaps it’s the unholy combination of dodgy leatherwear, comedy helmets and unrestrained beards, but they always look a little bit “midlife crisis spinning wildly out of control”, a little bit “minor members of the Def Leppard road crew”. It’s for this reason that Hells Angels are almost always deployed filmically for comic effect nowadays; indeed, up until recently the last major Hells Angels on-screen moment was 2007’s execrable midlife-crisis comedy Wild Hogs.

I say “until recently” because, of course, one year after Wild Hogs tried its hardest to ruin the biker gang’s mystique for generations to come, along came Sons of Anarchy to show us all the true face of the American Hells Angel, a serious,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Clifford the Big Red Dog movie finds a director

Back in July of last year it was revealed that Paramount Pictures was developing a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Norman Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog book series, and now Variety is reporting that the project has found a director.

Walt Becker, whose previous credits include Van Wilder, Wild Hogs, Old Dogs and Alvin and the Chipmunks, is set to helm the movie, while Ellen Rapoport has come on board to rewrite the script from Justin Malen.

Clifford the Big Red Dog launched in 1963 and revolves around the adventures of a young girl called Emily Elizabeth and her pet dog Clifford, who just happens to be 25 feet tall, and bright red. The books have spawned two animated series, while Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment spent several years in development on an animated feature before the rights ended up at Paramount.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

The Classic 80s Film Flight Of The Navigator is Being Remade with the Writer of Lucifer and 11.22.63

The classic 1986 sci-fi film Flight of the Navigator was one of many films that I loved watching when I was a kid. A remake of the film has been in and out of development for years and it looks like it's going back into development with a new writer. 

According to THR, Lionsgate and The Henson Co. has hired Joe Henderson to write the script. Henderson is best known for his work on Lucifer, 11.22.63, and White Collar.  The guy has done some great work in TV, so it gives me hope that maybe he'll do a decent job with Flight of the Navigator.

Over the years, Brad Copeland (Arrested DevelopmentWild Hogs) was attached to the project as was Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who were set to write the script. Things obviously didn't work out in these instances. 

The story follows a 12-year-old boy who gets abducted by an alien spacecraft.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

'Crossing Jordan''s Jill Hennessy to Star in New Series

  • Yidio
2017-04-18T13:44:35-07:00'Crossing Jordan''s Jill Hennessy to Star in New Series

Former Crossing Jordan star Jill Hennessy has nabbed a lead role in the Comedy Central family comedy Crawford.

Hennessy will play Cynthia, an award-winning cereal executive struggling to deal with the stress of juggling work with the needs of her husband and family. The actress' TV roles include Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Law & Order and HBO's Luck.

The ensemble cast of Crawford includes Kyle Mac, Daniel Davis Yang, Alice Moran and John Carroll Lynch.

Read the rest of this article at The Hollywood Reporter.

Hennessy has also appeared in the movies Wild Hogs, Exit Wounds and Lymelife.
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DreamWorks & Montecito Slap Down Six-Figures For Comedy Spec ‘Besties’

DreamWorks & Montecito Slap Down Six-Figures For Comedy Spec ‘Besties’
Exclusive: DreamWorks along with Montecito Pictures just beat out two other studios and slapped down low-to-mid-six figures for the spec Besties, a big, female ensemble comedy that should be a magnet for actresses in their early 30s. Written by Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic, it’s described as Wild Hogs meets My Best Friend’s Wedding and follows a woman who finds a long-lost love note then sets off on a road trip with her three best friends to break up the wedding of…
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