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'Greek' Revival Movie Scrapped at Freeform
Freeform isn't going back to college after all.
The cable channel has scrapped plans for a Greek reunion movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
First announced in April, Greek: The Reunion was supposed to pick up five years after the end of the series with the original cast reuniting at the five-year reunion for the fictional Cypress-Rhodes University. The series wrapped in 2011, which would have put the five-year milestone at 2016.
The movie was set to be timed to the holidays -- likely as part of Freeform's annual 25 Days of Christmas programming block -- but a formal premiere date »
- Kate Stanhope
‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Ups Alexis Bledel to Series Regular for Season 2
Bledel appeared in a guest starring role during the critically-acclaimed show’s first season as Emily/Ofglen. She befriends Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and tells her of a secret resistance group called Mayday.
Bledel is repped by CAA, Industry Entertainment, and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.
The series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. It tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. »
- Joe Otterson
‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Aims for Production in 2018
The much anticipated “Downton Abbey” movie project is moving forward, with the big screen adaptation of the period series set to head into production next year.
The series, which follows the lives of an aristocratic English family, ended its six season run on ITV in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and the producer of the show, Carnival Films, and its studio owner, NBCUniversal, have frequently spoken about making a “Downton” movie.
- Stewart Clarke
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Tenley Molzahn
Most people will be familiar with Tenley Molzahn as one of the contestants on Season 14 of The Bachelor as well as a couple of the spin-offs in the Bachelor franchise, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise. However, it is interesting to note that her appearances on the TV screen are far from being her first roles in the entertainment industries, which might have been clear to people who noticed her passion for performance. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Tenley Molzahn: Comes from Newberg, Or Molzahn comes from Newberg, which is a
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- Nat Berman
‘Love in Times of Tinder,’ ‘Mothers in Trouble,’ ‘Amargura Street’ Win Development Prizes at Conecta Fiction
“Love in Times of Tinder,” “Mothers in Trouble” and “Amargura Street,” three TV series projects turning on women, snagged Thursday night development prizes at the inaugural edition of the Conecta Fiction TV co-production and networking forum.
The awards were given by Spain’s leading pay TV operator, Telefonica’s Movistar+, and public broadcaster Rtve, both event partners who took into account the projects’ potential fit into their respective TV fiction programming plans.
Vying for the Movistar + and Rtve awards was a total of 10 international co-production projects, plus a further six projects developed at the series lab of Spain’s General »
- Emiliano De Pablos
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Carly Waddell
Carly Waddell is an American singer and songwriter who was raised in Arlington, TX but resides in Nashville, Tn at the moment. She came to national attention when she participated in Season 19 of The Bachelor, where she managed to make it to Week 7. In recent times, Waddell has been in the news because she has gotten married to Evan Bass as a result of Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Carly Waddell: Likes Both Cats and Dogs Some people like cats, some people like dogs,
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- Nat Berman
‘Secrets & Lies’ Producer Hoodlum Entertainment Inks First-Look Deal With ABC Studios International
Australian production company Hoodlum Entertainment (Secrets & Lies) has signed a worldwide first-look deal with ABC Studios International. Under the pact, ABC Studios International and Hoodlum will look to develop new content for the global international marketplace, including the U.S. Any programs that come out of the collaboration will be distributed internationally by Disney Media Distribution across all media. The venture will be run by ABC Studios International… »
ABC Studios Strike First Look Deal With Hoodlum Entertainment
Disney’s ABC Studios International and Australian production company Hoodlum Entertainment have signed a worldwide first look deal. The agreement expands an existing partnership and steps up their international development and production efforts.
Under the new pact, ABC Studios International and Hoodlum will develop new content for the global international marketplace, including the U.S. Disney Media Distribution will have international rights across all media for productions resulting from this collaboration.
The venture will be run by ABC Studios International MD of international content and talent, Keli Lee, based in London, Tracey Robertson, Hoodlum CEO, based at Disney Studios in Los Angeles, »
- Patrick Frater
Ranking The Top 5 Narration Performances in Movies by Morgan Freeman
While Morgan Freeman is known for being an incredible actor, he’s equally well known for his amazing voice. Freeman has a velvety smooth voice that is both soothing and animated. He is the perfect choice for narration in films, documentaries, anything, and had put his voice to great use over the years. The aging star still has a strong and steady voice with a deep and distinctive tone that could melt butter. Here are the top narration performances by Morgan Freeman in feature films specifically: 1. “Shawshank Redemption” This 1994 film was Freeman’s first film narration job. He also
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- Nat Berman
Should There Ever Be a Prison Break Feature Film?
Like so many TV series, Prison Break initially came and went way too quickly. Fans were crushed when it was canceled. Seven years later, the two lead actors, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller got together on the set of another show they were working on and started talking about how great it would be to bring it back. And, bring it back they did. With the help of some Netflix popularity and producers realizing the show still had some life left, it returned. Season 5 just ended and it took fans across the world to yet another prison to escape
Should There Ever Be a Prison Break Feature Film? »
- Nat Berman
The Top Five Hugh Dancy Acting Roles of His Career
British actor Hugh Dancy is well known for the roles that he has played on television series and in film. He’s an up and coming talent that first appeared on the scene in 1998. He appeared in the “Dangerfield” television series as Charlie Page for two episodes. In that same year Dancy was busy as he appeared in “The New Adventures of Robin Hood” (1998) as Kyle and in “Trial and Retribution” as Roberto Bellini. This opened the door for several other minor roles in television series. Now Dancy is nearly a household name and today we’re going to look
- Nat Berman
Jay Roth Fete: The Reason You Can’t Get A Hollywood Mogul On The Phone Tonight
Updated with more details: Hollywood is bidding farewell tonight to Jay Roth, who recently retired after 22 years as the DGA's national executive director. The by-invitation-only send-off, which is going on now at the DGA's headquarters in Hollywood, is being attended by a slew of the industry's top movers and shakers. Industry execs on hand include Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures; Kevin Tsujihar… »
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jennifer Lyon
Jenn Lyon became well known as the woman who placed fourth on the 2005 season of the reality series “Survivor.” She was an attractive woman who had to rely on her survival skills including her wittiness and ability to connect well with others. She managed to make it for 37 out of the 39 days. If numerology has anything to do with it, she died at age 37 from breast cancer. She made an impression on the people that she became acquainted with. Here are five things that you didn’t know about Jenn Lyon. She taught people how to live
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- Nat Berman
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jessica Lowe
With the debut of its second season, Wrecked has captured the attention of thousands of fans. While its writing and plot are hilarious and engaging, a great deal of the show’s success can be attributed to its cast. Stars like Jessica Lowe, who portrays Florence, have helped make the show must-see summer television. Lowe is perhaps best known for Wrecked and her feature film debut Blended. However, she actually has a long and decorated career as a comedian. As she is just now emerging to mainstream viewers as a popular actor, many fans may know little about her background. Here
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- Timothy Hickey
The Night Shift Season 4 Premiere Recap: Let's Make a Deal
NBC’s The Night Shift resumed on Thursday with Part 1 of its Season 4 premiere. Picking up just 48 hours after the walkout triggered by Topher’s firing, was the splintered staff able to reassemble?
Setting a potential detente in motion was Jordan and Drew’s daring rescue of Mac from the forest fire. After failing to get him properly tended to at the nearby (but shoddy) Va hospital, they transferred him to San Antonio Memorial, where Jordan levered Julian into performing life-saving surgery on the war hero by puffing him up in front of the press. »
The Mist Is Enveloped in a Cloud of Stephen King Tropes
Stephen King is a master of the page whose stories have terrified millions, in part because he's so prolific and can churn out tales of horror by the bucketload. How does he do it? Well, the truth is that there's a bit of a formula that goes into a King story, a formula that is also found in the
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- Tim Surette
How Line of Duty Revitalized Cop Shows
Its easy to get bored of procedural dramas. There are always endless versions and re-runs of CSI, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. And none of them really do a lot for me, beyond the whole “it’s the afternoon and there’s nothing else on,” mentality that meant I ended up watching a lot of CSI with my parents. For the record, New York is the best one. Most of the cop shows that get shown now are procedurals. Given the numbers of people that watch them, this isn’t surprising. The different CSI have run for well over twenty seasons between them. The
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- Sam Moore
‘Dynasty’: Netflix To Distribute The CW Reboot Internationally Via Deal With CBS Studios Int’l
In a pretty unique deal for a broadcast series, Netflix has acquired global rights to the CW’s upcoming reboot of Dynasty for all international territories outside of the U.S. I hear Netflix became involved early in the process, expressing interest in distributing the show based on its iconic title, which has global appeal, and A-list auspices in Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Dynasty is produced by CBS TV Studios. The deal for the show between Cb… »
Nashville Recap: Girl, No
Need to catch up? Check out previous Nashville recaps here.
There’s a brief yet fitting refrain that I found myself chanting at several points during this week’s Nashville: Girl, no.
When new Highway 65 marketing wunderkind Alyssa Greene makes a joke about writing songs about toilet paper in order to pay the bills: Girl, no.
When Hallie considers ditching her first recording contract because she’s in love with her shady guitar player: Girl, no.
When Juliette continues on this ridiculous path of stealing Maddie’s song: Girl, no!
When Maddie starts thinking of herself as a victim, however small, »
The Best Michael Bay Stories From the Set of Transformers
The latest of the “Transformers” franchise was released this week. “Transformers: The Last Knight” contains all of the action that we expect from the movie series with the addition of all IMAX 3D configuration throughout the film. Director Michael Bay is known as a “difficult” director to work for. One actress compared Bay to Hitler. Bay is well known for his high action films including “The Rock” and “Armageddon”. With a big budget and a stylistic mind, Bay is expected to take action to a new level in his films. This includes high explosives, quick editing cuts, 3D effects and
- Nat Berman
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