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Lorne Balfe to compose the score for Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie has revealed on Twitter that the Emmy-nominated Lorne Balfe will be composing the score for this summer’s sixth instalment in the blockbuster spy series.

Balfe’s credits include Terminator: Genisys, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The Lego Batman Movie, Ghost in the Shell, Geostorm, The Florida Project and Pacific Rim Uprising, while he has also collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the likes of the Sherlock Holmes movies and Megamind, as well as the TV series Genius.

The composer will be taking over scoring duties on the series from Joe Kraemer, who worked with McQuarrie on the previous instalment Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Imf team along with some familiar allies in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.
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Guillermo del Toro signs multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation

Guillermo del Toro signs multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation
Mexican auteur takes office on Glendale campus.

Guillermo del Toro has struck a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce, and direct animated family films.

The pact, which comes hot on the heels of del Toro’s expansive deal with Fox Searchlight after they collaborated on the Oscar-winning The Shape Of Water, will see the Mexican auteur take office on the studio’s Glendale campus.

Del Toro’s most recent association with DreamWorks Animation was for the television division as creator and executive producer in the Netflix series Trollhunters.

That show is part of his Tales Of Arcadia trilogy.
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Guillermo del Toro Extends DreamWorks Animation Partnership with Exclusive Deal

Guillermo del Toro may have won his first Oscar(s) for The Shape of Water, but I'm of the opinion that his best work still lies ahead of him, and it might just be in the medium of animation. One studio that's betting big on this prediction is DreamWorks Animation, a production house that's been in the Gdt business since at least 2010 when their partnership included development of feature films and TV series. The deal lead to del Toro acting as creative consultant for Kung Fu Panda 2 and Megamind with executive producer credits on Rise
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Guillermo del Toro Signs Multi-Year Exclusive Deal With DreamWorks Animation

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Guillermo del Toro Signs Multi-Year Exclusive Deal With DreamWorks Animation
Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation, the studio announced Thursday.

Del Toro will write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio, and as part of the arrangement, he has taken up offices at the Glendale campus.

Del Toro’s most recent collaborations with DreamWorks Animation Television was when he created and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning series “Trollhunters.” The series, part of del Toro’s “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy, will continue with “3 Below” and “Wizards,” set to debut on Netflix in 2018 and 2019.

Also Read: Guillermo del Toro Signs Overall Production Deal at Fox Searchlight

He also served as an executive producer on “Rise of the Guardians,” “Puss in Boots” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” as well as a creative consultant for “Kung Fu 2” and “Megamind.”

During his agreement, he will work with DreamWorks Animation Film Group president Chris deFaria and the studio’s other artists and technologists on the pilot programs and other storytelling methods on multiple content platforms.

“We are thrilled that Guillermo is adding a film partnership to the already successful television relationship he has with DreamWorks Animation,” said deFaria in a statement. “He is truly a one- of-a- kind artist, and we are eager to see his imagination on full display in the family animated feature space. Guillermo has a unique talent for creating memorable worlds and characters, and we believe the films we create with him will resonate with animation audiences for many generations to come. I am personally very excited to extend the long working relationship I have enjoyed with Guillermo and look forward to him also collaborating with us on some of our breakthrough advancements in technology and innovation.”

Also Read: Oscars: Guillermo del Toro Gets Fourth Mexican-Born Best Director Win in 5 Years

Del Toro added, “Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood. To me, it’s the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild. I am eager to work with Chris and the talented artists at DreamWorks – some of the most talented people in the business – to make these images a reality. I have worked with DreamWorks for about a decade and the horizon just keeps getting wider.”

Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” recently won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director after receiving 13 nominations. His other credits include “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Book of Life” and “Blade II.”

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Guillermo del Toro Signs With DreamWorks Animation for Family Films

Guillermo del Toro Signs With DreamWorks Animation for Family Films
Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio.

The Oscar-winning director of “The Shape of Water” is taking an offices at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, Calif., as part of the deal.

The filmmaker, who won Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for “The Shape of Water,” signed an overall deal earlier this month with Fox Searchlight to write, produce and direct live-action feature projects.

“Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood,” said del Toro in a statement. “To me, it’s the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild. I am eager to work with Chris and the talented artists at DreamWorks – some of the most talented people in the business – to make these images a reality. I have
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Skydance Media Boosts Animation Division With New Hires (Exclusive)

Skydance Media Boosts Animation Division With New Hires (Exclusive)
David Ellison’s Skydance Media is boosting its year-old animated division with the addition of four new executives, Variety has learned exclusively.

Bill Damaschke, president of animation and family entertainment, named Holly Edwards as head of production, animation; Kim Mackey as head of talent acquisitions and talent development; Jessie Carbonaro as director of talent acquisitions and talent development; and Matthew Burke as director of finance.

“With this accomplished team in place, Skydance is now well positioned to achieve our goal of producing a bold, original slate of both animated and family programming,” Damaschke said. “Holly, Kim, Jessie, and Matt have the wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills to lead our creative teams and bring together talented artists to build an animation studio that is a destination for top storytellers in the industry.”

Edwards will work closely with Damaschke and individual producers to oversee all aspects of production for the animation projects at the studio, as well as
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What's at Stake Financially in Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Split?

What's at Stake Financially in Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Split?
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are parting ways after two and a half years of marriage and nearly seven years as a couple, leaving both actors with the eventual task of splitting up their assets.

Both stars have made a considerable amount of money both before and during their marriage, and it remains unclear if they had a prenuptial agreement in place. But as with most high-profile celebrity divorces, it is likely that their respective business managers will handle settlement negotiations.

Aniston has remained one of the highest paid actresses in the world since their marriage in 2015. She made $16.5 million during their first year together,
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Michael B. Jordan, 'Megamind' Writers Team for 'Super Day Care' (Exclusive)

Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writing team behind the 2010 DreamWorks Animation movie Megamind, are coming on board to pen Super Day Care, an animated project set up at Skydance Productions.

Actor Michael B. Jordan is producing the project via his Outlier Productions banner. Scott Glassgold of Ground Control Entertainment and Jarod Einsohn will also produce.

Plot details are scarce, but Super Day Care is set in a world in which there are superheroes and supervillains but only one super day care for all the super children. 

The idea was originated by Douglas Britton and developed alongside Glassgold and Einsohn

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The Dark Tower Soundtrack From Composer Tom Holkenborg Available August 4

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Dark Tower (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of the prolific Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg. The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 28 and on CD on August 4. The movie opens in theaters nationwide on August 4.

About the film and soundtrack, Tom Holkenborg says: “Dark Tower is an incredible mix of horror, fantasy and western, it inhabits a unique and singular world, human and personal, yet also other, and the score had to try and reflect this. It was a fascinating project to work on, and an honor trying to score the words and imagination of the great Stephen King.”

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has
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Brad Pitt Is a Big Fan of Watching Will Ferrell Movies With His Kids

Brad Pitt Is a Big Fan of Watching Will Ferrell Movies With His Kids
Brad Pitt and his children share a bond over Will Ferrell movies!

Ferrell talked about celebs who have expressed their admiration for his films in a recent Facebook Live interview with EW, and shared the flattering comment he received from Pitt. Ferrell and Pitt both lent their voices to 2010's Megamind.

"Brad Pitt is another guy who's just like, 'I can't tell you how many of your movies we've just sat and watched with the
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

Author: Dave Roper

With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.

As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July,
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The Boss Baby review

Alec Baldwin voices the title role in DreamWorks' latest animated feature, The Boss Baby. Here's our review...

In the midst of a host of projects that DreamWorks Animation has cancelled or shuffled around its schedules these part few years – the likes of B.O.O., The Croods 2, Me & My Shadow and Mumbai Musical have all been quietly shelved – one film that has remained pretty much bulletproof is The Boss Baby. Based on the short book by Marla Frazee, it’s the fifth feature from director Tom McGrath, and I think the clue for its endurance lies there. Across his previous four movies – the Madagascar films, and Megamind – McGrath has demonstrated a very able touch for comedy, and I suspect that were he working in live action, he’d be far more known that he is.

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The Boss Baby
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Tom McGrath interview: Boss Baby, animation, George Lucas

Simon Brew Apr 5, 2017

We chat with Boss Baby director Tom McGrath about animation, changes at DreamWorks, Boss Baby 2, advice from Ron Howard and more...

Tom McGrath is one of Hollywood’s most underappreciated comedy directors. Megamind was a hoot, I found myself guffawing heavily through the Madagascar trilogy and now, with The Boss Baby, he’s brought yet more animated mischief to the screen.

We got the chance to have a chat with about the movie, about the big behind the scenes changes at DreamWorks Animation, and the invaluable advice of Ron Howard and George Lucas

I remember watching the Oscars one year, and Jim Carrey came on to present an award just as Liar Liar had opened to massive numbers. He walked up and said “how was your weekend, mine was good!”. So, Tom McGrath: how was your weekend?

It was great! It was good! [Laughs] You know, I don’t have children myself,
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The Boss Baby Review

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Fans of 30 Rock rejoice – Jack Donagee is back in the boardroom. Well, sort of. In The Boss Baby, Alec Baldwin lends his voice to a tiny tyrant in diapers, dispatched to take on the one thing that threatens babies’ place as the kingpins of cuteness: puppies. It’s a pretty zany concept for a kids’ movie, but coming from director Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind) we wouldn’t really expect anything less.

If you’ve seen the trailer you’ll probably have a good idea of what to expect – this is a film that really does exactly what it says on the tin. That’s not necessarily a criticism of The Boss Baby; it’s a charming kid’s film with a couple of adult jokes thrown into the mix, and fans of Baldwin in particular will enjoy his no-nonsense performance as the titular character, who bears a strong
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Is 'The Boss Baby' Based on Donald Trump?

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2017-04-04T05:39:49-07:00Is 'The Boss Baby' Based on Donald Trump?

Telling the story of a suit-wearing infant (Alec Baldwin) and his sibling rivalry with his new brother, an imaginative 7-year-old named Tim, DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby topped the domestic box office over the weekend with $49 million.

Inspired by Marla Frazee's picture book, the animated feature was helmed by Tom McGrath, who is perhaps best known as director (and voice of the penguin Skipper) on all three Madagascar films. The Hollywood Reporter recently caught up with McGrath.

On casting Alec Baldwin and the Donald Trump comparisons:

There was no other choice but Alec. I had worked with him on Madagascar 2. He played the lion Makunga. I always wanted to work with him again. I made a pitch using an animated baby from Megamind and a line from Alec’s Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock.
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Film Review: Alec Baldwin Puts the Funny in ‘The Boss Baby’

Chicago – The young Alec Baldwin (think “Prelude to a Kiss”) never seemed as prevalent as the today’s Alec Baldwin. Taking his “30 Rock” persona to a different level, he voices the title character of ‘The Boss Baby,” the latest from Dreamworks Animation and director Tom McGrath.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The film works well on a couple levels – as a warm story on family dynamics when a new baby comes into a sibling’s territory, and as a hilarious satire on American business, especially during the 1960s Mad-Men era. Baldwin’s interpretation of Michael McCullers’ screenplay adaptation (of a children’s book by Marla Frazee) is the highlight of a conventional we-gotta-save-the-world type story. Riffing on crass businessmen is a Baldwin specialty, and he takes the Boss Baby and lifts it to a height where the mere presence of the character elicits laughs. Director Tom McGrath (“Madagascar” series, “Megamind”) uses a familiar animation
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Interview: Director Tom McGrath is Boss of ‘The Boss Baby’

Chicago – In one of the most natural pieces of voice casting in cartoon history, Alec Baldwin portrays the title character in Dreamworks Animation’s “The Boss Baby.” The director is animation veteran Tom McGrath (“Madagascar”), and the producer is Ramsey Ann Naito, and they were both in Chicago to promote the film.

The Boss Baby” is fast, loose, funny and full of heart. Based on a children’s book by Marla Frazee, the animated version combines baby brother jealousy with Mad Men-era business self help, in a crazy visual landscape. Alec Baldwin is at his “30 Rock” best as the Boss Baby, delivering lines like the parody of his famous movie quote, “cookies are for closers.” There are many layers in the film, but mostly it is a hilarious metaphor on how families adjust when new siblings are added to the mix.

Alec Baldwin is the Voice of ‘The Boss Baby,
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How Alec Baldwin, ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Megamind’ Inspired ‘The Boss Baby’

How Alec Baldwin, ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Megamind’ Inspired ‘The Boss Baby’
Alec Baldwin brought his own boss babies to DreamWorks Animation’s blue carpet on Monday for the premiere of “The Boss Baby.” The star, his wife, and their three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son smiled for the cameras before the AMC Loews Lincoln Square screening in New York City.

It’s been three years since Baldwin first signed on to voice the lead role in the film about a new baby’s arrival and his impact on a family. In that time Comcast acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion and Jeffrey Katzenberg stepped down as the company’s CEO. Tom McGrath’s “The Boss Baby” marked Katzenberg’s final film with the company.

“I wasn’t worried because I was sure Jeffrey wouldn’t just bail out of there without making sure everything was the way it ought to be for the health of the company,” Baldwin said. “I don’t think
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First Boss Baby Clip Proves Love Is a Hard Word to Say

First Boss Baby Clip Proves Love Is a Hard Word to Say
Love is a hard word to say. Especially when you actually hate the other person. That's the dilemma faced by Tim, who is not exactly enamored with his new baby brother, a briefcase-wielding, maniacal infant. Today, we have the first clip from Boss Baby, and it arrives just in time for Valentine's Day weekend.

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
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New trailer out for ‘The Boss Baby’

Alec Baldwin wearing a power suit yelling out manaical things at people beneath him.

No, this isn’t another skit of Baldwin playing Trump on SNL, but rather, a movie featuring Baldwin as a genius baby trying to get the better of people around him… And we thought Hollywood was out of ideas.

Baldwin lends his voice for the lead role of “Baby” in The Boss Baby, a film that features a baby running an entire operation and just about outwitting anyone he encounters. Also voicing characters include Steve Buscemi as Francis E. Francis (not a typo), Tobey Maguire as the Narrator and “OIder Tim,” and with Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel voicing the mother and father, respectively.

Megamind and Madagascar director (and writer of the latter) Tom McGrath also shows his directing chops for this film, and if it’s anything like the previous three Madagascar movies, we can
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