Monday, November 28, 2011

First Generation Films is 'Blessed'

MONTREAL -- Canada's First Generation Films, which produced "Amreeka" and "The Whistleblower," is planning "The Lesser Fortunate," based on Richard Van Camp's first novel.Pic follows Ray Sole, a Canuck Tlicho Indian maturing inside a small northern town, who digs rock, existence inside the North as well as the high-school "tramp."Ray is carried out by 16-year-old newcomer Joel Evans, who arises from Fort Cruz inside the Northwest Areas.The cast includes Benjamin Bratt, Kiowa Gordon, Tamara Podemski and Chloe Rose.The pic is going to be written and directed by Ukrainian Anita Doron ("The Conclusion of Silence," "Late Fragment") and produced starting with Generation's Christina Piovesan with Alex Lalonde co-creating.Entertainment You've Canadian and worldwide sales rights for the pic, which will shoot in northern Ontario. Contact the number newsroom at

Democrats Release 'Hollywood-Style' Ad Attacking Mitt Romney (Video)

Borrowing a page from the movie marketers' playbook, the Democratic National Committee on Monday released a 30-second TV spot-a "trailer-style" video titled "Mitt v. Mitt"-that blasts the Republicans' presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for being a politician who is "willing to say anything."our editor recommendsBox Office Politics: The Movies and Stars Dems vs. GOPers Love (and Love to Hate)President Obama Holds Secret Meet-and-Greet With Hollywood Execs and Influencers (Exclusive)Obama Addresses Hollywood: Reelection Won't Be as Sexy as His First Campaign PHOTOS: Box Office Politics: The Movies and Stars Dems vs. GOPers Love (and Love to Hate) According to the DNC, the TV ad is, in fact, a trailer for a longer video treatment available on the committee's new website,, which highlights the former Massachusetts governor's current contradiction of his former positions on a range of issues involving the economy, immigration, a woman's right to choose and workers' rights,. (The longer "treatment" includes sound bites from Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Ronald Reagan.) PHOTOS: 10 Hollywood Players That Will Make a Difference in the 2012 Elections The anti-Romney videos underscore two important things about the Obama campaign: It clearly views the former Massachusetts governor as the president's chief foe, and the campaign is unafraid to use Hollywood-style promotional tactics (along with entertainment industry money) to fight him. The video seems likely to get an additional bounce from its timing, since much of the mainstream news media's current coverage of Romney is focusing on how he's attacking his surging rival Newt Gingrich for taking a position on undocumented immigrants that the former Massachusetts governor once advocated himself. VIDEO: Mitt Romney's 2007 'Meet the Press' Appearance Provides Fodder for Newt Gingrich Campaign The "trailer"-whose script was released by the DNC-begins with the sort of voice over familiar to theater goers: VO: From the creator of "I'm running for office for Pete's sake" CHYRON: From the creator of "I'm running for office for Pete's sake" CHYRON: Lawn work at Romney's home still done by illegal immigrants, Boston Globe, 12/04/07 VO: ...comes the story of two men trapped in one body. VO: Mitt versus Mitt EXCLUSIVE STORY: Mitt Romney Is First GOP Presidential Hopeful to Book Hollywood Fundraiser CHYRON: Mitt vs. Mitt MITT ROMNEY: I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose. CHYRON: Pro-choice, ROMNEY: The right next step... is to see Roe Vs. Wade overturned. CHYRON: Anti-choice, VO: Two Mitts willing to say anything. CHYRON:, Willing to say anything ROMNEY: We put together an exchange, and the President's copying that idea. I'm glad to hear that. CHYRON: Pro-health reform, VIDEO: Hollywood-Funded Super PAC Blasts Mitt Romney in Internet Attack Ad ROMNEY: Obamacare is bad news. CHYRON: Anti-health reform, VO: See it all at CHYRON: See it all at [DNC Disclaimer] STORY: GOP Flameout to Six-Figure TV Star: Analysts Weigh in on Who'll Make It The ad currently is running in Albuquerque, NM; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Columbus, OH;Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; and, Milwaukee, WI on a mix of broadcast and cable. The strategy at work, according to the DNC, is that "Democrats don't need any dirty tricks to prove Mitt Romney has no core convictions and no new ideas for creating jobs. We need only to let him speak for himself." The trailer style has a proven record of drawing crowds into theaters. Now the Democrats are hoping they can use it attract voters to their polling places. Watch below: PHOTO GALLERY: View Gallery 10 Hollywood Players That Will Make a Difference in the 2012 Elections Related Topics Politics Mitt Romney

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

'One Existence to reside,A 'All My Children' Won't Move Online

Prospect Park's ambitious intend to move ABC daytime soaps One Existence to reside and all sorts of The Kids in the small screen to the pc screen continues to be stopped indefinitely.our editor recommendsFour More 'One Existence to Live' Stars Looking for Online Production'One Existence to Live' Cast, Mind Author Ink Deals to become listed on Online ProductionProspect Park Announces Deal for 'One Existence to Live' Air to ContinueSusan Lucci Responds to 'All My Children' Delay'All My Children' Starting Online in The month of january The move had proven difficult as Prospect Park and also the various guilds connected with shifting the series towards the Web struggle arrive at terms. PHOTOS: 'All The Kids': Famous Alums of ABC's Daytime Drama "After five several weeks of discussions with assorted guilds, 100s of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, along with a hope that people could pioneer a brand new network for future years, it's with great disappointment that people are suspending our aspirations to bring back One Existence to reside and all sorts of The Kids via online distribution," stated Prospect Park's Wealthy Frank and Shaun Kwatinez inside a joint statement released Wednesday. "It's now becoming obvious that mounting issues make our capability to meet our due dates to obtain OLTL around the air inside a reasonable period of time following its The month of january 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible," the statement continues. PHOTOS: Daytime Emmy Honours Red-colored Carpet Arrivals Frank and Kwatinez reported the present economic landscape as the second reason their efforts using the guilds demonstrated not successful. "In the end simplified in on the financial infrastructure, the contractual demands from the guilds, which regulate our industry, combined using the program's natural economic challenges ultimately brought for this ultimate decision,Inch they stated. "Ultimately, the restrictions from the current marketplace, such as the evolution and impact of recent media on our industry simply demonstrated too great a match for our passion." Frank and Kwatinez remain positive the discussion will stay ongoing with creating original online content. "Hopefully our work is not lost, which we in some way produced a dialogue and movement around the feasibility of first run, network quality content online," they stated. Both WGA and AFTRA released claims indicating their disappointment the endeavor wouldn't be continuing to move forward. "I was disappointed to understand that Prospect Park's financing fell through," the WGA stated. "Just before the finish of a week ago, i was near to a good deal for that authors." Added AFTRA, the union that signifies the stars for soaps: "Despite initial progress within our discussions with Prospect Park toward solving a reasonable agreement to pay for the entertainers showing up on these programs, i was perplexed and disappointed that within the last month Prospect Park hasn't taken care of immediately our repeated queries to resume individuals discussions. We currently conclude in the press reviews that Prospect Park faced other challenges unrelated to the discussions, which avoided continuation of individuals discussions." Reviews appeared at the begining of November that My Children's proceed to the net could be stopped which efforts could be allocated to One Existence to reside rather. That motivated My Children veteran Susan Lucci to deal with speculation that they was one of the leading causes for that delay. "There's been miscommunications consequently of claims within the press that i'm a primary reason that The Kids isn't continuing to move forward. This is just false and never the situation," authored Lucci, who had been the only real regular to stay around the cleaning soap for that whole of their 41-year run, a couple of days later. The only real cast people signed onto the internet continuation of The Kids are Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and Lindsay Hartley (Cara). Prospect Park, headed by Frank and Kwatinez, introduced in September it would launch My Children around the Online Network, a brand new web-based platform which will include original programming, in The month of january 2012 with One Existence to reside to follow along with. In This summer, Prospect Park designed a certification cope with ABC that will continue production around the lengthy-running soaps after both series came to the conclusion their operates on broadcast television for the net. ABC formally canceled the the 2 soaps in April, starting food and lifestyle series The Chew and also the approaching The Revolution. This news adopted a string of daytime cancellations at other systems recently, including CBS' lengthy-running The Guiding Light, Because the World Turns and NBC's Passions. My Children broadcast its final episode on Sept. 23. One Existence to reside will broadcast its series finale in Jan. 13, 2012. Related Subjects ABC My Children One Existence to reside

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday Box Office: Breaking Dawn Bursts to $72 Million Opening Day

What to say? The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soared to the staggering Friday predicted by pretty much everyone: $72 million, to be precise, setting Bill Condon’s first installment of the franchise swan song on a pace for a $140 million-plus weekend. The competition didn’t stand a chance, with Happy Feet Two choking on Twilight’s dust way back around the $6 million mark. Your Friday Box Office is here. 1. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1: $72,000,000 (new) 2. HAPPY FEET TWO: $5,900,000 (new) 3. IMMORTALS: $3,820,000 ($44,548,000) 4. JACK AND JILL: $3,500,000 ($32,528,000) 5. PUSS IN BOOTS: $3,415,000 ($115,003,000) [Figures via Box Office Mojo]

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Natalie Portman to Assume Shirley MacLaine's Apartment Role In Post-Baby Comeback

Nearly five months after giving birth to her first child, Natalie Portman returns to Hollywood tomorrow night to take part in Jason Reitman’s live reading of The Apartment at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Oscar winner will play Fran Kubelik, “the fetching elevator operator” that Shirley MacLaine played (and earned an Academy Award nomination for) in the 1960 Billy Wilder film. J.K. Simmons, Ken Jeong, Nick Kroll, Mindy Kaling and Jake Johnson will round out tomorrow night’s cast. [@JasonReitman, Vulture]

Monday, November 14, 2011

Felicity Jones, Warren Beatty to Fall in Love in Untitled Howard Hughes Film

Forget May-December romances; this one is more like February-December. Deadline reports Warren Beatty has chosen 2011 It-Girl Felicity Jones as the female lead for his untitled Howard Hughes biopic, which is still searching for financing. Jones, who broke out in the Sundance sensation 'Like Crazy,' would play a young woman in a relationship with Hughes's driver, who eventually falls for the eccentric billionaire (Beatty). No word yet on who will play Hughes's driver, but Justin Timberlake and Alden Ehrenreich are among the young stars up for the role. Also being discussed for the film: Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, Owen Wilson and Beatty's wife, Annette Bening. Beatty was last seen onscreen in the 2001 disaster 'Town & Country.' Since 1990, he's only appeared in five films. Jones can be seen now in 'Like Crazy.' [via Deadline] [Photo: Getty] Follow Moviefone on Twitter Like Moviefone on Facebook

Friday, November 11, 2011

Question Years' Danica McKellar Teams Track of Apolo Ohno for Syfy Original Movie

Danica McKellar, Apolo Ohno Syfy is renowned for their strange combinations - Tiffany and Darlene Gibson in Mega Python versus. Gatoroid for example - therefore it may come as no real surprise the network is joining up a Question Years star as well as an Olympic gold medalist for any new original movie. Browse the relaxation of present day news Danica McKellar, who described Winnie Cooper around the Question Years, and Apolo Ohno, sometimes known for his switch on Dwts, will star in Tasmanian Demon. The film, also starring Jericho's Kenneth Mitchell, features base jumpers inside a remote Tasmanian national park, who're went after by grizzly bear-sized -- you suspected it -- Tasmanian Demons. The film is slated to start production in Bc this month, and can premiere in 2012.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

U.K. Limitations Sexually Provocative Perfume Ad Featuring Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning An advert for your Marc Jacobs scent referred to as Oh, Lola!, featuring Dakota Fanning, continues to be suspended with the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority, E! Online reviews.The regulation group describes the ad, that's been out since June, to become too "sexually provocative." Consequently, the appearance remains barred from turning up inside a U.K. publication.Inside the photo, the 17-year-old Twilight star is wearing a nude dress and holding an additional-large bottle in the perfume among her legs.Have a look at photos of Dakota Fanning using the yearsThe decision uses the ad went in many guides, and four site visitors complained the it absolutely was "irresponsible" and referred to the actress in "a sexualized manner.""We understood the model was 17 years old, but we considered she looked more youthful than 16...Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad may be seen to sexualize a youthful child. We therefore found the final outcome the ad was irresponsible and was vulnerable to cause serious offense," states an ASA repetition.Photo gallery: 17 child stars who seem to just do fineCoty Corporation., the scent company behind Oh, Lola!, referred to as ad "invoking, while not indecent," since this didn't feature any "private parts of the body or sexual intercourse.Inch

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MGM Ordering Up Killer Pizza

EXCLUSIVE: MGM is in talks to acquire Killer Pizza, an Adam Green-scripted adaptation of the Greg Taylor book about a 14-year old boy who lands a summer job at a pizza joint that is actually a front for a monster hunting enterprise. Rafaella De Laurentiis is producing with 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment. 1492 Entertainment’s Chris Columbus brought it to MGM after meeting with the brass there and sensing the studio’s appetite for Gremlins and Goonies-type fare, and Killer Pizza fit that bill. After a long period of being frozen, MGM has become an active buyer, recently partnering with Sony on the Antoine Fuqua-directed Eminem-starrer Southpaw after DreamWorks let that project go. The company also acquired Where’s Waldo, which had been developed as an animated film property by Illumination Entertainment. APA and Industry rep the writer and CAA repped the book.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Robert Pattinson Explains What Really Happened In That Breaking Dawn Bedroom Scene

First Published: November 3, 2011 10:47 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood Caption Access Hollywoods Shaun Robinson interviews Robert Pattinson at the junket for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Los Angeles, Nov. 3, 2011LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Robert Pattinson is blaming Kristen Stewart for the wedding night scene that, before it was re-edited, nearly earned The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 an R rating. What were you doing? Access Hollywoods Shaun Robinson asked the Brit on Thursday afternoon as he promoted the November 18-due film. Weird stuff It was gross, Robert laughed. No one wants to see that kind of stuff. When Shaun asked what director Bill Condon left on the cutting room floor, Robert suggested it was things done by his leading lady K-Stew. It was more the noises. It was Kristens fault, really. I was just doing standard stuff, Robert replied, trying not to look like the guilty party. I was just kind of going through the motions breaking the headboard, I just kept breaking the headboard repeatedly, he carried on, laughing. Kristen was just over the top. It was just too much Her wig [was] falling off. PHOTOS: All Access The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 junket Before the bedroom scene between Roberts Edward Cullen and Kristens Bella Swan-turned-Cullen, the two characters had to marry and the Brit said filming the giant nuptials was a day hell remember for a long time. It was really sweet. There was a big build [up] of excitement because there were a lot of new cast as well who came in and everyone knew it was a big deal, Robert said. There were all these paparazzi helicopters flying around, so everyone was kind of excited. But, it looks a lot prettier in the movie than it was in reality. And Robert continues to insist even though none of his cast mates support him on the matter that the man who married Edward and Bella on screen was the real deal. [He] was a real priest and Kristens going around saying it wasnt a real priest, Robert said. It was a real priest. They were wrong, they werent paying attention, they were just thinking about themselves. While a giant, on-screen wedding can sway an actors feelings in real life, Robert is pretty firm on his beliefs about walking down the aisle. I dont feel like marriage is that big a deal, he told Shaun. It just seems very simple Its like having a big birthday party. Its like, if you wanna throw a really elaborate birthday party for your girlfriend, its kind of the same deal. Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Canon booms with professional camera line

Camera maker Canon is creating a hostile transfer to Hollywood, unveiling its first-ever kind of professional cameras and contacts for movie and tv shooting. Beneath an image stating the slogan "Leave no story untold" and before an requested audience of camera and tech pros from around the globe, Canon worldwide topper Fujio Mitarai needed to the stage within the Vital Theater on Thursday to announce their Cinema Eos 550d 550d line and paired contacts. Mitarai guaranteed the device will probably be compact and lightweight-weight but capable of capture in a really quantity of light levels, enabling natural-light shooting in conditions from full sunlight to moonless evening. The initial offering inside the line, the Cinema Eos 550d 550d C300, will probably be offered by the conclusion from the month of the month of january. List price is $20,000 without any lens. First available camera includes an EF lens mount, enabling it to take advantage from the 70 contacts in Canon's Eos 550d 550d line. A version by getting a business standard PF mount will probably be accessible in March. Tim Cruz, manager of professional areas for Canon, told Variety the camera's lightweight and flexibility should ensure it is perfect for TV production, and frequently will probably attract feature filmmakers too. Mitarai mentioned, "I stand here to request you to definitely certainly welcome us to the community within Hollywood," then revealed the Cinema Eos 550d 550d camera, which seems just like a mid-sized video camera. After showing several extended excerpts from photos shot while using Cinema Eos 550d 550d system, each selected showing the capabilities from you, Martin Scorsese needed the podium. The filmmaker ended by saying, "For me these new tools from Canon allow a considerably closer relationship between filmmakers as well as the subjects they are filming than previously, therefore i interesting. Mr. Mitarai. Thank you for going to Hollywood." Among the photos proven would be a clip for Bryce Dallas Howard's approaching directorial effort "If You Find Me." Mitarai also introduced the opening in the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center at Sunset Gower Art galleries in Hollywood, having a full showroom, repair services and education on its new products. "We're developing a significant persistence for the film and tv production industry," mentioned Eliott Peck, senior V . p . and GM, sales for Canon's Imaging Technologies and Communications Group. "We're in this business and that we will probably stay in e-commerce.Inch The C300 camera offers 12 stops of dynamic range through all ISOs and features a new CMOS sensor designed particularly for video. New design should really cut lower round the "jello" products that affected canon's still cameras after they were utilized for professional video. A panel of d.p.'s who'd labored while using system recognized its convenience, extended battery existence, lightweight as well as the "filmic" look it shipped with little effort. The Cinema Eos 550d 550d line also boasts full iPad integration, wonderful its controls provided with an iPad application. Camera is not examined in 3d production but was produced with side-by-side 3d shooting in your head. It might do around 30 fps at 1080p or 60 fps at 720p. Canon's Digital slr cameras are becoming popular for shooting movies and tv despite problems taking rapid motion due to the look of their shutter. The footage proven within the Vital unveiling didn't show such apparent "jello" products. Masaya Maeda, chief professional for image communication products methods for Canon, mentioned the business happens to be an energetic participant in a number of groups and forums in Hollywood. Maeda mentioned it absolutely was his idea to incorporate video capabilities for the Canon Eos 550d 550d cameras to start with, however the organization was surprised about the nice cozy response digital slr received inside the movie business. Company also introduced it's developing a new Eos 550d 550d digital still camera getting a chance to record 4K video at 24 fps, a component clearly specific at professional moviemaking. Contact David S. Cohen at

AFM 2011: The brand new the new sony Builds up Michael Winterbottom's 'Bailout' Starring Jack Black

The brand new the new sony Pictures Worldwide Purchases has acquired Michael Winterbottom's approaching comedy Bailout, starring Jack Black, for multiple areas, such as the U . s . States, Brazilian, Australia, Nigeria and Scandinavia from Ealing Metro.our editor recommendsJack Black to Star in Michael Winterbottom Comedy (Cannes)dialogue with Michael Winterbottom The comedy is founded on the novel The Financial Lives in the Poets by Jess Walter. Black stars as Matt Prior, a lesser-on-his luck chump who finds themselves unemployed, deep with debt and convinced his wife gets an affair. He decides to go to extreme measures to acquire his existence back. Michael Besman (About Schmidt) and Melissa Parmenter (Trishna) are coming up with the Revolution Films/Ballyhoo/Electric Dynamite producion with shooting set to start within the month of the month of january 2012. Ealing mentioned it'll be announcing remaining cast people shortly. The ever-on the job Winterbottom may also be noisy . prep around the film good sensational murder trial, and eventual release, of Amanda Marie Knox. "We're delighted to partner using the new the new sony relating to this film," mentioned Ealing Metro mind Will Machin. "They share our enthusiasm for your project and our excitement within the pairing of Michael and Jack in this smart commercial comedy." Machin and Ealing's Tana Evans talked about the sale with and SPWA's EVP of economic matters Michael Helfand. Related Subjects Jack Black Michael Winterbottom AFM 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'Family Feud' Restored Through 2015

Ethan Burns/Getty ImagesSteve Harvey Around the heels from the Wendy Williams Show's renewal and Forex's pickup of Charlie Sheen's Anger Management, distributor Debmar-Mercury has restored Family Feud through 2015. Year-over-year, the lengthy-running game show, now located by Steve Harvey, expires 40 % in the key women 25-54 demographic and it has published a 35 % household gain in comparison with 2010. Created by Fremantle Media The United States, stations including Fox, Sinclair, CBS, Tribune, Cox, Capital, NBC, Sunbeam, Newport and Belo broadcast groups have decided to carry Family Feud through 2015. The series is going to be shot in HD beginning the coming year. "Stations have wasted virtually no time in acquiring this franchise well in to the future with one of these lengthy-term renewal, stretching Family Feud through 2015 and which makes it an affordable solution to off-network sitcoms for a lot of stations seeking strong early fringe and access programming," stated Debmar Mercury co-leader Ira Bernstein, observing the series' time slot upgrade in two of the nation towards the 5-8 p.m. period typically restricted to syndicated comedies. Added Debmar-Mercury co-leader Mort Marcus: "Fremantle has had remarkable steps to show Family Feud right into a rankings phenomenon in the last two seasons, prospecting a superb host and inventive team whose incredible work make this show essential-have for station groups. We could not become more pleased through the passionate response it's received available on the market.Inch Debmar-Mercury restored syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show for 2 more seasons late recently and a week ago offered Sheen's half-hour comedy inside a 90-10 broadcast deal to News Corp.-possessed cabler Forex with Bernstein and Marcus attached. Email: Twitter: @Snoodit Steve Harvey