May 27, 2011 |
Summit Entertainment has set a pay-television plan for its post-"Twilight" era, signing an exclusive agreement for its movies with HBO that runs from 2013 until 2017. The Santa Monica independent studio is switching away from HBO rival Showtime: Its current deal to distribute its movies on Showtime expires at the end of next year. The Showtime agreement, reached in late 2008, includes all of Summit's five "Twilight" movies, the last two of which are scheduled to hit theaters in November 2011 and November 2012.
June 20, 2011
SERIES The Secret Life of the American Teenager: While Ashley (India Eisley) continues on her trip, Betty (Jennifer Coolidge) tries to get a depressed Adrian (Francia Raisa) to open up and share her feelings in this new episode (8 and 10 p.m. ABC Family). Switched at Birth: Bay (Vanessa Marano) has lots of questions for Regina (Constance Marie) about her biological father in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC Family). Nurse Jackie: In the season finale, Jackie (Edie Falco) is so focused on evading Akalitus' (Anna Deavere Smith)
December 15, 2010 |
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis from "Black Swan," Jesse Eisenberg from "The Social Network," Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo from "The Kids Are All Right," Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale from "The Fighter" and James Franco from "127 Hours" are among the contenders when the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are announced early Thursday morning. On the television front, the projected front-runners are Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss from " Mad Men," Michael C. Hall from "Dexter," Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory" and Edie Falco from "Nurse Jackie.
April 28, 2011 |
How do you like your portrayals of people with addictions and mental health problems? Pretty realistic? Then keep reading, because some of your favorite films, shows and actors may have just won a 2011 Prism Award honoring the entertainment industry's truthful depictions of substance use and mental health issues in film, television and music. "Black Swan" got the top award in the feature film/mental health category, while "The Fighter" won in the feature film/substance use category.
January 20, 2012 |
There's a certain shaggy, 1970s-era charm to "Loosies," a crime-with-a-side-of-romance (or perhaps it's the other way around) trifle written by and starring Peter Facinelli (the "Twilight" pictures, TV's "Nurse Jackie") as an essentially decent Manhattan pickpocket "working" to pay off his late father's enormous debt. This nicely acted, atmospheric gambol, directed with a light, occasionally random touch by Michael Corrente ("Outside Providence," "Brooklyn Rules") puts Facinelli's sexy, charismatic Bobby at the center of a handful of raggedy story strands that engage even if they never fully coalesce.
September 19, 2011 |
Hey, Amy Poehler, jump the gun much? At Sunday night's Emmy Awards, it seemed as if Poehler, nominated for lead comedy actress, marched purposefully onto the stage to pick up a trophy she thought was hers. Or believed should be? The assembled audience inside the Nokia Theatre didn't seem to know if Poehler had gone rogue, making a statement with feet planted on the stage and defiant expression on her face. Her body language said, "That hardware's mine!" The question mark continued as each nominee — "30 Rock's" Tina Fey, "The Big C's" Laura Linney, "Nurse Jackie's" Edie Falco, "Raising Hope's" Martha Plimpton and "Mike & Molly's" Melissa McCarthy — made her way to Poehler's side.
January 18, 2013 |
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she's interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in the arts and literature. The annual career-achievement award, initiated in 1994 when Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry was the first recipient, is for “an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind's understanding and enjoyment of life.” It was created under the will of Lillian Gish, whose long career -- including roles alongside her younger sister, Dorothy -- began as one of Hollywood's first superstar actresses.
February 16, 2013 |
William Goldenberg won the American Cinema Editors 63rd ACE Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature film Saturday evening for the Oscar frontrunner "Argo. " Ben Affleck's drama about the rescue of six Americans hiding in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution has already won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Producers Guild Award, the Directors Guild of America Award and the Scripter Award. Meanwhile, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers won best edited comedy/musical feature film for the quirky romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook," which is up for eight Academy Awards.
January 8, 2011 |
Television networks alter their scripts when fortunes begin to crumble. But Showtime is calling for a rewrite when it's already on a winning streak. At a time when it could be savoring its success ? a string of acclaimed hits, millions of new subscribers and profit that has risen more than 20% in the last year ? Showtime instead is plotting a potentially risky new tack. The network has a new entertainment chief who wants to tweak Showtime's distinctive brand: programs built around deeply conflicted and morally challenged characters such as the serial killer Dexter, the pill-addicted Nurse Jackie and the drug-dealing mom in "Weeds.