October 9, 2013 |
The CW's superhero series "Arrow" was one of the network's success stories from last season, and it returns for Season 2 on Wednesday night to a TV show landscape that's slowly filling with more comic book properties, including "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " on ABC and a possible "Flash" series that might be spun out of "Arrow. " Series executive producer Andrew Kreisberg took a few minutes to talk about the new season, the old season and the Flash. You felt a lot of pressure before the show premiered its first episode last year.
October 8, 2013 |
Harvey Weinstein has joined the BBC to help produce Leo Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace" as a miniseries. The Hollywood Reporter writes, "The drama series based on Tolstoy's epic will consist of six hourlong episodes and eight 44-minute episodes for international markets and is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015. " Weinstein, of course, has a long list of literary adaptations in his credits as producer and executive producer: "Jane Eyre," "Emma," and "The English Patient" in 1996, "Mansfield Park" and "The Cider House Rules" in 1999, "Cold Mountain" in 2003 and "The Lord of the Rings" series are just a few. But for all his bookishness, Weinstein has not yet adapted a novel by Tolstoy.
October 2, 2013 |
She stole scenes in "Bridesmaids" and "Pitch Perfect," but now Rebel Wilson is trying to make it as a TV star. On Wednesday ABC will premiere "Super Fun Night," which features the zaftig Australian actress as an accident-prone single woman on the prowl. Wilson created the comedy, which is produced by Conan O'Brien's production company. The network is making a big bet on the show, putting the premiere right after its No. 1 comedy, "Modern Family. " And Wilson has a proven connection with young viewers, winning an MTV Movie Award for her work on "Pitch Perfect.
August 19, 2013 |
It's been three years since film producer Michel Shane's 13-year-old daughter Emily Shane was killed by a speeding driver while she was walking along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Now Shane, 57, an executive producer for "Catch Me If You Can" and "I, Robot," is in a last-ditch push to raise money for a documentary film about the part of PCH that has been called "Blood Alley. " Like many filmmakers before him , he is using the website Kickstarter to ask for donations to fund the movie, which he says will advocate for changes to improve safety along the highway, plus dangerous roads in other communities.
August 12, 2013 |
Seeking to assuage concerns about management stability at Digital Domain, the new owners of the struggling visual effects company announced promotions of two veteran executives. Following the recent resignation of the respected Ed Ulbrich as chief executive officer, the Venice-based studio, which now goes by the name Digital Domain 3.0, said Monday it has promoted Terry Clotiaux to president of its feature film production division and Rich Flier to president of its advertising and games division.
August 7, 2013 |
Charlie Harper often behaved like a child on "Two and a Half Men. " Now you can meet his grown child. The producers of CBS' comedy smash have picked Amber Tamblyn to play Jenny, the lesbian daughter of the late playboy Harper (Charlie Sheen). Harper is supposed to have fathered Jenny out of wedlock during one of his many flings. A source close to the production confirmed the deal but neither the studio nor the network would comment. The new role attracted great attention earlier this year, when it became apparent that Angus T. Jones - who grew up with the formerly top-rated comedy and was the "half" referred to in the title - would be getting a lot less screen time.