Hollywood Post Alliance To Fete Alan Heim, Randy Roberts With Lifetime Achievement Award

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that picture editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. Heim’s credits and awards span television and feature film work. He won an Academy Award for editing “All That Jazz” and has three ACE Eddies, most recently the 2010 statuette for “Grey Gardens.” Early... Read more

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ABC Gives Put Pilot to Project Based on Tom Hanks’ ‘Bachelor Party’

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Doubling down on two TV trends — mining nostalgic movies for TV source materials and the new fall shows’ infatuation with romantic comedies — ABC has given a put pilot with a heavy penalty to a half-hour comedy anthology series based on the raunchy Tom Hanks comedy “Bachelor Party.” The project, which hails from Small... Read more

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NBC Buys Comedy Script from ‘The Millers” Austen Earl, Greg Garcia

October 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC has bought a comedy script penned by “The Millers” scribe Austen Earl, Variety has learned. The project, which is exec produced by Earl and “Millers” creator Greg Garcia, follows a newly married man who attempts to stay true to his blue-collar roots while adjusting to a world full of people he finds increasingly offensive.... Read more

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New ‘John Carter’ Movie Planned as Rights Revert Back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney may not have scored with an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars,” but the author’s estate still hopes his book series can become a film franchise. The movie, TV and merchandise rights to “John Carter” have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., it announced this week, saying it will seek... Read more

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Patrick Stewart Portraying White Supremacist in ‘Green Room’

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Broad Green Pictures has tapped Patrick Stewart to portray a white supremacist in “Green Room” opposite Anton Yelchin. Stewart will play the leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest. Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Macon Blair also star. The thriller... Read more

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‘The Flash’ Preview: Meet Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond (EXCLUSIVE)

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

On “The Flash,” Grant Gustin’s titular hero isn’t the only character with special abilities, and in the Oct. 21 episode, we’ll meet another DC Comics icon: Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond, aka one half of Firestorm — DC’s “Nuclear Man.” In the series, Ronnie is an engineer on STAR Labs’ particle accelerator, the device that imbues... Read more

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Mesa Global Taps Kevin Covert as Managing Director

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mesa Global is expanding its Los Angeles presence and has tapped veteran banker Kevin Covert as its managing director. Covert joins Mesa from Covert & Co., an investment bank he founded and oversaw as CEO. He will advise on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital, and will focus primarily on digital media and technology. Mesa... Read more

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Australia to Simplify Co-Production Rules

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Making movies as co-productions with Australia is to become easier, following a simplification of the regulations

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Sony Takes Stake in Telenovela Channels in Israel, Indonesia

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Sony Pictures Television is to acquire 50% of Israel’s VIVA and VIVA Plus cable channels, and online service VIVA Walla, along with 50% of Baby TV in Indonesia. Deals are part of an agreement inked with Dori Media Group. The VIVA branded telenovela channels, VIVA and VIVA Plus, are carried by all Israeli... Read more

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Korean Blockbuster ‘Roaring Currents’ Flows to China

October 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Roaring Currents,” the period action film which became the highest grossing movie of all time in Korea, is to open in China.

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