Under African Skies (2012)
Music and media producer Spencer Proffer, producer-director Steve Binder and filmmaker Joe Berlinger have teamed up to bring the profile of long-time music manager Colonel Tom Parker to the big screen.
Parker, who died in 1997 aged 87, was a music business entrepreneur who lived an intriguing personal life. He arrived in America as a 20-year old undocumented Dutch immigrant, and took great pains to hide his past. According to biographer Alanna Nash, he may have been involved in a murder in his native Holland.
Berlinger will direct from a screenplay based on Nash’s 2003 book The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story Of Colonel Tom Parker And Elvis Presley, published by Simon & Schuster. It was one of four books Nash authored on Presley.
The team will work from an outline developed by Nash and Berlinger, and Nash will co-write the screenplay.
Berlinger is producing
His latest solo effort, "Whitey: The United States of America V. James J Bulger," tells the tangled tale of James "Whitey" Bulger, the convicted kingpin of South Boston's notorious Winter Hill Gang. Bulger's exploits were mined for Nicholson's character in "The Departed," and the figure of Whitey seems the stuff of Hollywood concoction -- street thug, gang leader, community Robin Hood, brother of a former State Senator, and fugitive on the run for a decade-and-a-half.
Moviefone Canada spoke with Berlinger about the challenges of dealing with such a complicated narrative in a fixed amount of time,
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7 pm – 1 am (Saturday) Californication marathon (Showtime) | Relive Hank’s Season 5 return to Los Angeles – in all of its tawdry glory. (Check out what’s in store for Season 6, which gets underway Jan. 13.)
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The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (Bofa) has announced an outstanding 2012 program featuring 30 of the world’s best features and documentaries from the last 12 months.
The 2012 Bofa Festival, to run from November 8-11 in Launceston and Hobart, will offer a wide range of screen based entertainment ranging from the latest Woody Allen production To Rome with Love to the extraordinary and award winning Us feature Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Documentaries include Under African Skies, which follows Neil Simon’s return to South Africa 25 years after Graceland, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the story of the world’s greatest sushi master.
Premieres include the world premiere of Semi Colin,
Here is the complete list of films to be screened during the festival (October 18-25)
International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors
1. From Tuesday To Tuesday (De Martes A Martes)
Dir.: Gustavo Fernandez Triviño (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 111′)
2. The Last Elvis (El Último Elvis)
Dir.: Armando Bo (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 91′)
3. The Sapphires
Dir.: Wayne Blair (Australia / 2012 / Col. / 103′)
4. The Wall (Die Wand)
Dir.: Julian Pölsler (Austria-Germany / 2012 / Col. / 108′)
5. Teddy Bear (10 timer til Paradis)
Dir.: Mads Matthiesen (Denmark / 2012 / Col. / 93′)
Dir.: Alice Winccour (France / 2012 / Col.
The Primetime wins helped Homeland secure its place as the Emmy's surprise hit of 2012. Lewis beat out Emmy favourites Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston, who himself won the award twice for his role as Walter White in AMC.s Breaking Bad.
HBO.s Game Change tied with Homeland with four awards won, including Jay Roach.s Best Director for a Miniseries and Outstanding Miniseries. Combined with the Creative Arts Emmy wins, Homeland won a collective six awards this Emmy season.
Despite Showtime.s popular wins, HBO came out on top earning six awards in total for their programs nominated. ABC came soon after with five awards with its flagship show Modern Family earning an Outstanding Directing for a
The complete list of nominees:
Outstanding Drama Series
Game Of Thrones
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Here's a rundown of the winners:
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Michael J. Fox - "Curb Your Enthusiasm" - HBO
Greg Kinnear - "Modern Family" - ABC
Bobby Cannavale - "Nurse Jackie" - Showtime
Winner: Jimmy Fallon - "Saturday Night Live" - NBC
Will Arnett - "30 Rock" - NBC
Jon Hamm - "30 Rock" - NBC
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Mark Margolis - "Breaking Bad" - AMC
Dylan Baker - "The Good Wife" - CBS
Michael J. Fox - "The Good Wife" - CBS
Winner: Jeremy Davies - "Justified" - FX Networks
Ben Feldman - "Mad Men" - AMC
Fueled by its original series Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, with a little love thrown at the Clive Owen-Nicole Kidman movie Hemingway & Gellhorn to boot, the pay cabler walked away from the evening with 17 total wins, including six for Thrones alone. (Last year, the fantasy saga grabbed gold just twice, even including at the Big Show.)
CBS placed a solid second with 13 wins, including five total for its coverage of the Grammys and Tonys, plus a pair for,
Steve Stoute, founder and CEO of Translation will be co-producing alongside Grazer and @radical.media, with the legendary Howard directing. Along with headlining and curating the festival, Jay Z is also taking on an executive producer role in the film along with Paul Chibe, Anheuser.Busch’s U.S. Marketing vice president.
“This will not be a concert film; it’s a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be Made in America . what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist,” said Howard.
The two-day festival will feature artists such as Pearl Jam, Run-dmc, Drake, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Miike Snow, Odd Future, and Janelle Monae, all who speak to a new generation of fans.
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