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  • Meet David the android from Ridley Scott's upcoming 'Prometheus'

    Months before the release of director Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” the studio behind his big-budget science-fiction film has been building buzz online with an unorthodox campaign. Aside from traditional movie trailers, 20th Century Fox has been carefully...
    Posted to Company Town by Company Town on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • "You've Got to Love You Some YOU!"

    In his hilarious new doc Mansome, Morgan Spurlock explores the world of male grooming: beards, batwings, metrosexuals, nose hairs, and more. Bonus: What do Jason Bateman and Will Arnett talk about during their Spa Day?
    Posted to Film Festivals by Tribeca Film Festival 2012 on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • Do Any of These Pilot Ideas Sound Like They Could Be The Next 'Walking Dead'?

    AMC held what's becoming its annual new show "bake-off" last week, during which the six strongest scripts for potential series are presented to the network. After a few weeks of evaluations, they decide which, if any, will be made into pilots. Deadline has the list of the six contenders: "Low Winter Sun," from Chris Mundy (executive producer of "Criminal Minds") is "an adaptation of the New Zealand Gothic murder mystery series," though which series is unclear -- the two-part 2006 BBC America crime film sharing that title is set in Scotland. "Turn," from Craig Silverstein (executive producer of "Nikita" and "Terra Nova") is "about George Washington’s spy ring," aka the Culper Ring, which was created to messages to Washington about the activities of the British in New York during the Revolutionary War. "Philly Lawyer," from Richard...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • Mun2 harnesses Hispanic demo growth

    TV News: NBCU cabler takes aim at fast-rising youth population
    Posted to The Business of Television by Variety - TV News on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • Amy Heckerling's 'Vamps' Heading To Theaters This Halloween

    Anchor Bay has picked up the North American rights to "Clueless" director Amy Heckerling's comic vampire flick "Vamps," which reunites Heckerling with Alicia Silverstone. The deal was negotiated by Kevin Kasha, Josh Thomashow and Marc Barson for Anchor Bay Films; Cassian Elwes, Kevin Iwashima and Julie Kroll negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. A theatrical release is expected near Halloween. Full press release below. BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Films announced today the acquisition of all North American distribution rights to the latest film by Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), VAMPS. Starring Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin), Krysten Ritter (“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” Confessions of a Shopaholic), Wallace Shawn (Toy Story, Princess Bride) and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), the film combines the fun of the classic hit...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • 12 New Films We're Excited For At Tribeca 2012

    The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night with a lineup that many are suggesting could be its strongest in recent memory. Indiewire will on the scene for the entire fest (which runs through April 29th), offering reviews and features from all things Tribeca. But before we kick off our coverage, here's a list of 12 films -- each having their world premiere - that we're particularly excited for this year. "Any Day Now" "The Space Between" helmer Travis Fine is back at Tribeca this year with his sophomore feature "Any Day Now," a drama that stars Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt ("Winter's Bone") as a gay couple struggling for equality in the 70s. Based on a true story, the story centers on Marco, a teenager with Down syndrome, who finds himself at the center of nasty custody battle when Los Angeles authorities discover his guardians are a gay couple. Indiewire checked in on the progress of the feature back in...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • Focus World and Tugg Catch an 'Extraterrestrial'

    Focus World, Focus Features' alternative distribution label, has acquired the science fiction comedy "Extraterrestrial," directed by Academy Award-nominee Nacho Vigalondo, in partnership with Tugg, the platform that lets people choose which films play at their local theaters. The film will hit VOD and open in select theaters on June 15. Audiences nationwide can vote to have the film play in their city by using the Tugg platform. To request a screening through Tugg, go HERE. In his review out of Fantastic Fest, Eric Kohn wrote, "'Timecrimes,' the feature-length debut of Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, was a loopy shot of comic suspense about inadvertent time travel. Four years later, his sophomore effort appears to have less daring aims. But the superficial exterior of 'Extraterrestrial,' about four acquaintances holed up in their apartment building when a UFO randomly takes over the sky, hides a much smarter parable about human...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • The 9/11 Pretender at the Center of 'The Woman Who Wasn't There'

    What kind of person would lie about being a World Trade Center survivor? Tania Head, real name Alicia Esteve Head and the focus of documentary "The Woman Who Wasn't There" (airing on the Investigation Discovery channel tonight at 8pm and currently playing at the Quad Cinema), did just that for years, and more. She became a prominent figure in the community, meeting with families of those who died in the Towers, telling her story about being pulled from the fiery disaster that claimed the life of her fiancé, and making a slow, painful recovery from the injuries she sustained -- there was even a plaque at the Tribute Center bearing a quote from her. But it was all made up. Head didn't even move to New York from her hometown of Barcelona until 2003. She invented the job at Merrill Lynch she claimed she was working at on September 11th, she had no apparent relationship with the man she said she was on the verge of marrying when he died in the North Tower. She...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Tue, Apr 17 2012
  • Bing Crosby on Acid? 10 Films Plucked from Obscurity at the 8th Annual Orphan Film Symposium

    Every two years, a group of film geeks -- archivists, preservationists, historians, filmmakers and cinephiles -- get together to share films, videos, and other moving-image material that has gone unnoticed for years. NYU Professor Dan Streible is the mastermind behind the biannual conference that gets these "orphans," or once-forgotten films, at the Orphan Film Symposium. This past weekend, the event was held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. The theme was persuasion, with a lineup that focused heavily on educational films, industrial films and advertisements. The Orphan Film Symposium is an event better experienced than summarized (mark your calendars now for the 2014 installment at Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute) and some of the films are difficult to explain in the short space here. But to give a taste, here are 10 great Orphans moments. In the 1940s, Bing Crosby lent a tune to an auroratone -- a film with psychedelic images and...
    Posted to Indieville by Indiewire on Tue, Apr 17 2012
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