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Jason Sudeikis Meets Oprah (Sorta) in the First Clip From ‘The Book of Love’ (Exclusive)

Henry (Jason Sudeikis) just wants to help when he sees a teenage girl (Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams) pillaging his trash. What he doesn’t expect to happen in the first clip from the new dramedy The Book of Love (watch exclusively above) are three specific things: to be threatened by Taser, to be accused of being a pervert, and to meet Oprah. All three happen — though “Oprah” turns out to really be named Millie. The mild-mannered architect is urged by wife Penny (Jessica Biel) to assist the homeless teen. After Penny is killed in a car crash, the grieving Henry fully commits to the cause, which turns out to be building a raft sturdy enough to sail the down-and-out young Brit back across the Atlantic Ocean. Directed by Bill Purple (who has worked on TV’s New Girl, Fresh Off the Boat, and Speechless) and based on a script he wrote with Robbie Pickering, The Book of Loveco-stars Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, and Orlando Jones. The film’s music comes courtesy of Biel’s husband (and Trolls star), Justin Timberlake. The Book of Love opens in theaters and on video-on-demand Jan. 13. Original article can be found...

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On With Mario Lopez: Noah Wyle talks Librarians Season 3

Noah Wyle stops by On With Mario Lopez to discuss Librarians Season 3. Original clip can be found HERE.

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Maisie Williams Gives Off Badass Arya Stark Vibes in ‘The Book of Love’ Trailer

Maisie Williams brings a little Arya Stark to her newest role as a troubled teen. The Game of Thrones actress stars as Millie, a girl with a name, in The Book of Love, also starring Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel. In the film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and hits theaters Jan. 13, 2017 , Williams portrays a homeless teen with her heart set on building a raft to sail across the Atlantic. Sudeikis stars as an introverted architect, Henry, who later joins Millie on her adventure after his pregnant wife, Penny (Biel), encourages him to “be bold” and help Millie out. Penny tragically dies, however, before she gets a chance to see the two interact. Biel isn’t the only member of her family to work on the film, as her husband, Justin Timberlake, composed the soundtrack. The 35-year-old singer recently lent his talents to his animated feature, Trolls, which featured the song of the summer, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Original article can be found...

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Electric Entertainment Picks Up Sci-Fi Spec ‘Countdown,’ Dean Devlin To Direct

Electric Entertainment’s Dean Devlin will produce and direct Steve Altiere’s sci-fi fantasy Countdown, a spec he and his company picked up about a boy fascinated by space travel who recruits his friends and an eccentric NASA engineer to hatch an unbelievable plan to try and save his dying father. Devlin, who is the currently in post-production on the third season of The Librarians for TNT (yes, he also showruns), will helm the picture following the feature thriller Bad Samaritan which he is prepping now in Portland to direct. Devlin will produce Countdown along with his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Altiere, who currently serves as story editor on the feature We, Dragons at DreamWorks Animation, previously served as story editor on Dinotrux for Netflix. His previous credits include Max 2, Cats & Dogs, and new incarnations off both Woody Woodpecker and The Munsters. Bad Samaritan, written by Brandon Boyce, stars David Tennant and Robert Sheehanin the story centered on two young car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for the petty thieves until they target the wrong house. In addition to their production and international divisions, Electric Entertainment’s newly created domestic distribution division will release the Tribeca Film Festival title The Book of Love starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams in early 2017. The company most recently released the horror comedy Fear, Inc. staring Lucas Neff and Caitlin Stasey. Electric Entertainment also recently entered into a 50/50 partnership deal with Cutting Edge to monetize its library of music around the world and to build a future business. That includes over over 130 hours of television programming and includes the scores from their The Librarians. Altiere is repped by APA, manager Jonathan Hung, and attorney Rob Szymanski. The deal was negotiated by Matt Rosen on behalf of Electric and by Szymanski.   Original article can be found...

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Filmed-in-Portland ‘The Librarians’ returns with ‘ultimate battle between good and evil’

When our heroes start off fighting druids, and end up battling the Egyptian God of Chaos, who’s  threatening to release the force of pure evil, you know it’s time for a new season of “The Librarians.” The fantasy adventure that pits of group of super-intelligent eccentrics against assorted villains scheming to use magic to take over the world gets off to a typically fanciful start in Season 3, which debuts Sunday, Nov. 20 on TNT. Though “The Librarians” sends its heroes all over the world, as well as back in time, the series is filmed in the Portland area. Like “Leverage,” another Portland-filmed TNT series produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, “The Librarians” uses Rose City locales to stand in for other parts of the globe. For example, in the Season 3 opener, “…And the Rise of Chaos,” the team of Librarians — whose base of operations is a library stocked with supernatural lore and magical portals – head to what’s supposed to be the “Science Museum of Boston.” Portlanders will recognize the supposed Boston institution as OMSI, and the submarine that Jacob Stone (Christian Kane) and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim) fixate on as the U.S.S. Blueback, moored in the Willamette River. Beyond providing eye candy for Portlanders, “The Librarians” kicks off Season 3 in its usual style, with a fast-paced plot, family-friendly adventure and wisecracks. Hearing that the world is delicately balanced between the forces of good and “pure evil,” Stone asks, “Pure evil? As opposed to what, fake evil?” As in previous seasons, the most satisfying aspect as Season 3 begins is the lively, comfortable interplay between the characters: The competent “guardian,” Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn); the veteran Librarian, Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle,who’s a recurring guest star); tough guy-multiple Ph.D-holder Stone (Kane); clever thief Jones (Kim); mathematics genius Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth); and Jenkins (John Larroquette), who has long held down the fort at the Library’s Portland branch office, and also turns out to be none other than Sir Galahad, of King Arthurian legend. This is a far-fetched bunch, to put it mildly. But what saves “The Librarians” from going overboard on the silliness is the show’s sense of humor. “The Librarians” has never taken itself too seriously, and instead goes for an old-fashioned, breathless, one-cliffhanger-after-another tone. The Season 3 opener also sets up...

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Maisie Williams gives Jason Sudeikis side-eye in The Book of Love exclusive poster

In the new film The Book of Love (out Jan. 13), Jason Sudeikis plays an introverted architect who pursues an unlikely friendship with an independent teenage girl (Maisie Williams) to fulfil a promise he made to his late wife (Jessica Biel). How much does he pursue it? Enough that he uses his expertise to help the teenager with her mysterious goal of building a raft on which she plans to sail across the sea. Directed by Bill Purple, and with music from one Justin Timberlake, The Book of Love (which premiered at the Tribeca International Film Festival earlier this year under the title The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea) costars Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser, and Mary Steenburgen. You can exclusively see the new poster for The Book of Love, below.   Original article can be found HERE....

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Cutting Edge Cuts Co-Ownership Deal With Electric Ent. For Music Library

Cutting Edge has acquired a significant stake in Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment’s music library in what is said to be a seven-figure deal. With the co-ownership agreement, comes a strategic alliance between Cutting Edge and Electric who will work together to monetize the library of music around the world and to build a future business. That includes over  over 130 hours of television programming and includes the scores from the hit television shows Leverage and The Librarians.  Cutting Edge, which is a leader in delivering and promoting music in different media platforms, will administer and exploit the library by utilizing their worldwide sync teams and partnership with Cobalt Music, and release the soundtracks through their sister company, Varese Sarabande. The deal also incorporates future productions by Electric where Cutting Edge will partner and jointly own the music rights to push out around the world. “Cutting Edge presented a model that works within our business structure, which we believe will enhance the value of the current music library and provide the expertise and experience for the best possible music and score on our future television and film productions,” said Electric’s Chairman and CEO Dean Devlin in a statement to Deadline. Cutting Edge is best known in the business for investments into single pictures and slate deals with companies like Cross Creek Pictures and Thunder Road. The company owns the music in more than 400 films and television shows. Electric is in post-production on its third season of The Librarians for TNT. The company is also in pre-production on the feature thriller Bad Samaritan which was helmed by Devlin. Electric is also currently selling international rights to Brad Silberling’s thriller An Ordinary Man which stars Ben Kingsley as well as the PBS drama series Mercy Street executive produced by Ridley Scott. And finally, the company (which recently created domestic distribution division) will release the Tribeca Film Festival title The Book of Love in early 2017. The film stars Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. It most recently released the thriller Blackway which starred Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta. The deal was brokered by Jeff Gonzalez and Craig Gates on behalf of Electric and James Gibb and Phil Hope on behalf of Cutting Edge.   Original article can be found...

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The Librarians gear up for ‘ultimate battle’ in exclusive season 3 trailer

The Librarians are in for a whole other world of trouble when the show premieres Nov. 20. As the exclusive trailer for season 3 (above) shows, more and more people are discovering magic — including a particular disgruntled magician played by guest star Sean Astin — and in the process, are creating new magical artifacts. Of course that won’t be all that’s on the recently reunited team’s plates as they find themselves going up against the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos, as well as a new foe, The Department of Statistical Anomalies (D.O.S.A.), who are out to arrest them and take control of the Library. But that might be the least of their worries, as Flynn soon discovers that the “ultimate battle” the still-missing Judson predicted will indeed come to pass. Looks like the librarians might need more than just their brains to get out of this one. Season 3 of The Librarians premieres on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.   Original article can be seen...

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AFM: Dean Devlin Optimistically Expands Electric Entertainment

Amid massive uncertainty in the independent movie business, longtime Hollywood player Dean Devlin remains relentlessly optimistic about his 15-year-old Electric Entertainment. Electric is currently in post-production on its third season of “The Librarians” for TNT, and in post-production on the Warner Bros. film “Geostorm,” which marks Devlin’s feature directorial debuts and stars Gerard Butler. He re-teamed with Ronald Emmerich for “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He’s in pre-production on his second directing gig on thriller “Bad Samaritan,” launching pre-sales at the American Film Market. David Tenant and Robert Sheehan portray car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize houses of their unsuspecting patrons, until they target the wrong house. “It’s the kind of bread-and-butter drama that major studios have mostly stopped doing,” Devlin said from Portland, where he’s in pre-production to start shooting next month. “It’s not the typical buzzy title but people can tell that David and Robert are going to be big. We’ve gotten huge interest so far at AFM.” He’s recently promoted longtime associate Dionne McNeff to chief operating officer; launched a domestic distribution operation headed by former Netflix exec Zac Reeder; and is completing the move of Electric into the Hollywood building on that housed the Asylum and Elektra Records labels, which contains the basement echo chamber used by The Doors in recording their albums. There are no plans to refurbish that area. “We have no investors outside of myself and we are operating from revenues off the library so we’re able to get financing by leveraging the library,” he said. Electric is a very passion-based company.” Electric’s newly created domestic distribution division will release the Tribeca Film Festival title “The Book of Love,” starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams in early 2017. The company most recently released “Blackway,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta, and the horror comedy “Fear Inc.,”  staring Lucas Neff and Caitlin Stasey. “We’re starting  six titles a year and we’re aiming for up to 12, which puts us in a great position to attract projects,” he said. “‘The Book of Love’ is the kind of James L. Brooks mainstream movie that the majors are ignoring.” Depending on the success of the distribution operation, Electric may self-release “Bad Samaritan.” Devlin notes that he bought the Brandon...

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Dean Devlin’s Electric Ups Dionne McNeff to Chief Operating Officer

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has promoted Dionne McNeff to chief operating officer, Variety has learned exclusively. The appointment was announced Wednesday at the opening day of the American Film Market. McNeff will report directly to Devlin and will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations, legal matters and human resources. McNeff, who joined the company in 2011, most recently worked for Electric as exec VP of operations and legal affairs. McNeff started her industry career as an assistant for Devlin on “Stargate,” then joined Roland Emmerich and Devlin at Centropolis Entertainment in 1995, initially as Devlin’s assistant on “Independence Day”; she later became VP  of the company. Her credits include associate producer on “The Patriot” and executive in charge of production on “Godzilla.”  She was a civil litigator for several years before returning to work for Devlin at Electric in 2011. “I couldn’t be more excited and proud to announce this promotion for Dionne, who has been a loyal and valuable member of our team since the beginning of my producing career,” Devlin said. “As Electric Entertainment continues to grow and expand, having an executive such as Dionne as our COO will be invaluable in the years to come.” Electric is currently in post-production on its third season of “The Librarians” for TNT, and in post-production on the Warner Bros. film “Geostorm,” which marks Devlin’s feature directorial debut. The company is also in pre-production on the the thriller “Bad Samaritan,” shooting this winter, directed by Dean Devlin and starring David Tennant. Electric Entertainment’s newly created domestic distribution division will release the Tribeca Film Festival title “The Book of Love,” starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams in early 2017.  The company most recently released “Blackway,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta, and the horror comedy “Fear Inc.,”  staring Lucas Neff and Caitlin Stasey. Electric is currently selling international rights to Brad Silberling’s thriller “An Ordinary Man,” which stars Ben Kingsley. Electric’s sales division is also selling “Mercy Street,” a PBS drama series which premiered in January and is executive produced by Ridley Scott.   Original article can be seen...

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The Librarians Season 1 Now Available on DVD

Sony has just released The Librarians Season 1 on DVD. Just in time to catch up before the premiere of Season 3 on November 20th!...

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Syfy Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘The Librarians’ Season 3

The third season of TNT’s drama series The Librarians will receive its UK premiere on Syfy UK on Monday November 21st at 8pm, it has been announced. The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. The drama series is produced by Electric Entertainment and stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Larroquette, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim and Noah Wyle, the latter of whom reprises his role from the original trilogy of TV movies. In the show’s ten episode third season, the team faces their greatest challenge yet as they go up against the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos to stop him from releasing pure evil into the world. The stakes are especially high, and one Librarian may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the world. The team also confronts a new antagonist, D.O.S.A. – The Department of Statistical Anomalies – whose mission is to apprehend the Librarians and take control of the Library and all the magical artifacts hidden inside. Discovering that there are brand new artifacts in the world, the Librarians find themselves torn between the power of magic and the harm those who use it can cause. TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information. Original article can be seen HERE.  ...

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Dean Devlin (‘The Librarians’) on directing David Tennant in the Portland-set ‘Bad Samaritan’

Need more proof that Portland is a hot destination? This fall, “Doctor Who” will be in town. Specifically, David Tennant — the gifted Scottish actor who won a devoted following for playing the Tenth Doctor on the cult-favorite U.K. sci-fi series — is coming to Portland to make a movie. As announced in August, Tennant will star in the Portland-filmed “Bad Samaritan,” a thriller that will be directed by Dean Devlin. Portland is familiar territory for Devlin, whose company, Electric Entertainment, shot “Leverage” here, and over the summer, filmed Season 3 of “The Librarians” for TNT in the Portland area. Portland was foremost in Devlin’s mind when he read Brandon Boyce’s script for “Bad Samaritan,” as Devlin recalled in a recent phone interview. “Brandon Boyce is an old, dear friend of mine and he called me a while back and said he had just written a script, and wanted me to read it,” Devlin says. Devlin loved what he read, but the story took place in Los Angeles. And having spent so much time in Portland, Devlin says, he wondered if the Rose City might be a better location. “So, I brought Brandon up to Portland,” Devlin says. “He’d never been to Portland before, and like everybody, he fell in love with Oregon.” Moving the “Bad Samaritan” story to Portland appealed to Devlin, he says, because Portland “provides opportunities for a creepier, more interesting, more scary film.” Boyce, who also wrote the movies “Apt Pupil” and “Wicker Park,” was convinced, Devlin says. “He rewrote the whole film to take place in Oregon.” “Bad Samaritan” is, Devlin says, a story about young valet parkers who work at a restaurant. “They’ve come up with a little scam to take things from people while they’re at the restaurant, if they live close by. But they break into the wrong house, and a lot of bad things start to happen, and it escalates, and it keeps escalating and gets more scary.” Asked what he can say about the character Tennant plays, Devlin replies, “I can’t tell you anything about it,” and laughs. “But David is going to bring a level of intensity that’s going to really ratchet up the drama.” Tennant has passionate fans thanks to his time starring in “Doctor Who,” from 2005 to 2010. But he’s...

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FEAR, INC. is now available on all VOD platforms!

FEAR, INC. is now available on all VOD platforms – linked HERE.

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Fear Inc Writer and Director Interview: 10 Things We Learned from 10 Years of Hustling for Our Feature Debut

These filmmakers took a decade to make their feature debut, but they learned some invaluable lessons along the way. [Editor’s Note: No Film School asked Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale to gather 10 lessons from their 10 years in the film industry, culminating in their feature film debut, Fear Inc., coming to theaters October 21st.] In 2015, our 10th year in Los Angeles, we decided that no matter what, we were going to make our first film. Now, I don’t think there should be any sort of timeline on how and when your career should happen, but after seeing countless friends move home and countless others get to that next level, we decided it was time to make the push. Whether it was on the budget we wanted with giant movie stars or on a shoestring budget with a handful of friends, we would start shooting on August 3rd, 2015. We’re proud to say we did, and we actually got to combine those two versions. Committing to making our first feature quite literally changed our lives. We invested pretty much every dollar we had and opened credit cards to get it off the ground, but it got us amazing managers, amazing agents, and hopefully a movie a lot of people will enjoy this Halloween. We filmed Fear, Inc., a horror-comedy based on our 2014 short film, over the course of 15 days on what we like to think of as a hellishly stressful low budget. The film stars Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Caitlin Stasey (Reign), Chris Marquette (The Girl Next Door), Stephanie Drake (Mad Men), Mark Moses (Mad Men), and Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens). We premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where we sold to Dean Devlin’s (Independence Day) Electric Entertainment. It took a long time to find the right people to go on this journey with, but it was all worth it to have a dedicated team willing to put it all on the line to make something great. We could probably write a book on what we’ve learned over the course of the last year—often the hard way—but for now, we just wanted to pass on 10 things we think would help other first time filmmakers succeed in this insane...

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‘Fear Inc.’ Clip Implicated for Murder

We just scored an exclusive new look at the meta horror/comedy Fear Inc., which will hit VOD platforms tomorrow, October 21st via Electric Entertainment. When horror movie enthusiast Joe Foster (Lucas Neff) and his girlfriend, Lindsey Gains (Caitlin Stasey), are handed a business card for such a company, Joe’s curiosity gets the best of him. As the Fear, Inc experience seemingly begins, scares start popping up right out of Joe’s favorite horror movies, quickly turning him into a kid in a candy store. If the kid was a self righteous thirty year old and the candy store was the prop room from SAW. After a friend explains the company’s dangerous reputation, his rollercoaster of a journey goes from light hearted fun to uncomfortably realistic as things take a major turn for the worse. Joe’s sense of reality spirals out of control as he’s forced to take responsibility for his actions, no matter the cost. Abigail Breslin – a genre veteran who has starred in Signs, Zombieland, The Call and Maggie – is featured with Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Caitlin Stasey (All Cheerleaders Die, CW’s Reign), Chris Marquette (Freddy vs Jason, Alpha Dog), Stephanie Drake (Mad Men), Mark Moses, Eric Lange (Lost, Nightcrawler), Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story, Will&Grace), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises, True Detective), Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede I&II), Patrick Renna (The Sandlot), Richard Riehle (Office Space), David Ury (31, Breaking Bad). The clip gives a nod to A Nightmare On Elm Street, while also setting the stage for the game that “Fear, Inc.” is playing.     Original article can be found HERE....

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The Librarians Season 2 Now Available on HULU

The Librarians Season 2 is now available on Hulu… just in time to catch up before the Season 3 premiere on November 20th!...

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6 films to see at Heartland Film Festival

INDIANAPOLIS – If you spend most of your Friday nights at the movie theater, we’re sure you love the idea of a film festival: several days of stuffing your face with popcorn and getting lost into the lives of characters. You might want to block off your calendar Oct. 20-30 as the 25th annual Heartland Film Festival will show independent films in theaters across Indianapolis for 11 days straight (is it too late to call off of work?). In light of the festival, we’ve got 6 must-see films at this year’s event. 1. “From the Ashes: Evansville Purple Aces” In December 1977 a plane carrying members of the University of Evansville’s men’s basketball team crashed 90 seconds after takeoff killing 29 people onboard. The world premiere of “From the Ashes: Evansville Purple Aces” reflects on the moment the community learned of the news and looks at the effort to rebuild school’s basketball program in the wake of the tragedy. The films plays Oct. 27 at AMC Castleton Square 14 and will show again at AMC Showplace Traders Point. More information can be found on the film’s Facebook page . 2. “Josephine” Indianapolis musician Rory Feek wrote and directed the Heartland Film Festival’s closing night feature, “Josephine.” The film tells the story of a young farmer’s wife who poses as a Confederate soldier in hopes of finding her missing husband. Feek and additional cast are scheduled to attend the screening on Oct. 30 at AMC Castleton Square 14. The closing night party will take place at Premiere Pavilion. More information can be found at josphinethefilm.com .  3. “Night School” Director Andrew Cohn follows adult learning students on their journey to earn a high school diploma. The film, shot in Indianapolis, dives into many of the student’s individual dreams and goals as well as their challenges of daily life. “Nigh School” debuts Oct. 25 at Pike Performing Arts Center and will later play at AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 and AMC Castleton Square 14. More information can be found at nightschoolfilm.com . 4. “Reenginering Sam” Former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt was paralyzed in a crash more than a decade ago and lost all ability to complete daily activities like eating and brushing his own teeth. Although the accident took him away from...

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Heartland announces ‘The Book of Love’

INDIANAPOLIS — Today nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film announced “The Book of Love” as the opening night film of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 20-30), set for Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The red carpet event is set to include appearances by Actress Jessica Biel, Producer Michelle Purple, and Actor Richard Robichaux. “We are thrilled to kick off our silver anniversary with a powerful film like ‘The Book of Love,’” said Heartland Film President Craig Prater. “With an all-star cast and inspiring message, Bill Purple’s film will leave a lasting impact on our audiences. We look forward to hosting Jessica, Michelle and Richard in Indianapolis for this fantastic event.” After tragedy strikes Henry (Jason Sudeikis) and Penny (Jessica Biel), he befriends a tenacious young girl (Maisie Williams) and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the vessel and subsequently rebuild their lives. Bill Purple directed the film, which he also co-wrote with Robbie Pickering. It was produced by Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez and Chuck Pacheco, with music composed by Justin Timberlake. It also stars Paul Reiser, Richard Robichaux, Mary Steenburgen, and Orlando Jones. Electric Entertainment will release the film in theaters in early 2017. Musician Jon McLaughlin will headline the opening night after party at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The event is presented by the David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation. Tickets for the opening night screening of “The Book of Love” will be offered first to attendees of the 2016 Heartland Film Festival Announcement Party on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum. Opening Night tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Sept. 26 at heartlandfilmestival.org or by calling 1-866-HFF-1010. Learn more about the 2016 Heartland Film Festival at heartlandfilmfestival.org.   Original article can be found...

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‘The Book of Love’ star Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ at New Orleans Film Fest

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)-  The stars came out on Saturday night to the Entergy IMAX Theater at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for a special screening at the New Orleans Film Festival for the new Jessica Biel flick, “The Book of Love.” This movie was filmed in New Orleans and is directed by Biel’s friend, Bill Purple.  Biel was also a producer, as was Bill Purple’s wife.  The movie stars Biel, Jason Sudeikis, Orlando Jones and Maisie Williams. “The Book of Love” is an inspiring story about overcoming grief and loss and finding your way.   The film was shot in 2015 during Mardi Gras.  Biel was pregnant with with her first child Silas at the time.  Silas is the first child for Biel and her husband, mega-star Justin Timberlake.  Silas was born in April of 2015. Timberlake made an appearance at the New Orleans Film Fest for Biel.  He didn’t do red-carpet interviews. He was just there for support. Timberlake also composed the musical score for “The Book of Love.”   Jessica jokingly said her husband basically had to do the music, or else. “The Book of Love” is expected to hit theaters in early 2017. For more information on the New Orleans Film Festival, which lasts through Thursday, October 20, click HERE.   Original article can be found...

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SciFi Pulse – The Librarians and the Lost Lamp Review

The cover: The artwork used for this cover is by Ex Libris Holdings, Inc., with the cover being designed by Russell Trakhtenberg. This is a reuse of a publicity photo of the cast showing, from left to right, John Kim as Ezekial Jones, Lindy Booth as Cassandra Cillian, Rebecca Romijn as Eve Baird, Christian Kane as Jacob Stone, and John Larroquette as Jenkins. It’s a good shot of the cast, striking poses befitting their characters. The title is above the sepia colored visuals, while “New York Times Bestselling Author” Greg Cox’s name is below that, with a “Based on the hit TNT television series.” This could be an print ad for a two hour Librarians movie. Decent, but I would have liked to have seen a more original composition, such as with artwork. Overall grade: B+ The premise: From the back cover, “For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil. Ten years ago, only Flynn Carsen, the last of the Librarians, stood against an ancient criminal organization known as the Forty. They stole the oldest known copy of The Arabian Nights by Scheherazade, and Flynn feared they intended to steal Aladdin’s fabled lamp. He raced to find it first before they could unleash a trapped, malevolent djinn upon the world. Today, Flynn is no longer alone. A group of Librarians, led by Eve Baird, their tough-as-nails Guardian, has been assembled. The team travels to Las Vegas to investigate a man with improbable luck, suspecting a previously unknown artifact has emerged. With new threats surrounding the Librarians, it becomes clear that Flynn’s quest, then years in the past, could hold the key to solving the problems of the present. It will take the cunning of all three, and their Guardian, to save one man from himself — and the world from total annihilation.” I’ve watched, and own a few, of the Flynn Carsen Librarian films, but only saw the introduction episode of the Librarians series. I’m interested to see if writer Greg Cox can capture Carsen’s voice and fun, light adventure, while showing the new team. Overall grade: B+ The characters: Cox absolutely captures the voice of Carsen. He is fun, quick witted, and does all that he can to save the...

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Kitten Speaks Geek: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp Review

Tor was gracious enough to send me a copy of The Librarians and the Lost Lamp by Greg Cox. The book is the first in the trilogy based off the tv series The Librarians. The story follows the Librarians a group of people who have been tasked with keeping the world safe from magical relics by finding them and getting the relics archived. The book is set in two worlds one with our new inexperienced librarians in 2016 and one set 10 years before with our last librarian both in search of Arabian Nights because of what might happen if the lamp were to make it into the world. The first story is set in 2006 with Flynn Carson (Noah Wyle is the actor from the movies) while he travels around the world trying to find the oldest version of Scheherazade’s book The Arabian Nights, chasing after the evil organization he believes has stolen it. Flynn must work hard to keep the lamp out of the hands of people who would use it with hateful intentions.The other story follows the inexperienced Librarians when they hear about a gambler in Las Vegas who’s luck has gone up significantly. The stories converge in a really well written way while both try to keep the genie in the bottle and evil from winning. The book is well written and enjoyable. I am a fan of the show and this book is a great companion to it. Greg has a great grasp of the characters and shows depth in giving each a life that allows us to want to journey with them on their adventures. It fits in so well with the series adn gives us something to enjoy while we are not watching the tv show. The book comes out on October 11th. Check out the book if you enjoy the movies, series and if you enjoy fantasy and myths and legends.   Original article can be...

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Amazing Stories: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp Review

For fans of the hit television series The Librarians, which returns on November 1, 2016 for its second season on TNT, the wait just got a little bit more tolerable. The #2 new series on basic cable of 2014, it is obvious that a loyal fan base has followed along from the original made for television Dean Devlin (Leverage, Independence Day) productions of The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004), The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006), The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008). Scheduled for release October 11, 2016, from Tor Trade Paperback (Macmillan), The Librarians and The Lost Lamp by bestselling author Greg Cox (novelizations of Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, and tie-ins novels of Leverage and Warehouse 13) will fill that agonizing void until the show’s return. Though the franchise has appeared in other types of media, including books and comics, this is the first time the characters from the television series showcasing the dynamic team of Librarians has appeared in print. For those of you fresh from under a rock, a Librarian is one who procures, archives, and protects all of the priceless relics from throughout history. More often than not, the adventures resemble the antics of Indiana Jones while maintaining the suspense of the classical mystery. These stories are pure entertainment. As the subject matter sometimes borders on absurdity, audiences can always rely on the frequent historical facts and documented literary references to bring plausibility back within grasp. I wouldn’t use the series as a learning tool, but I have no doubt that it has been influential in some of the younger fans interests in history and literature (noted from personal experience). The Librarians and The Lost Lamp is two complete stories in one volume. Broken into two separate adventures, both of the stories are linked to the search for Aladdin’s magical lamp. At times the flow gets jumbled as readers are taken back and forth between a span of ten years, but it is actually a quick read and the flow is much smoother when the action lingers in a single timeline. One plot-line follows the original Librarian Flynn Carson (played by Noah Wyle in the films) as he travels around the globe in 2006 in search of the oldest known copy of Scheherazade’s classic The Arabian Nights, which was stolen by an ancient criminal organization...

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Short and Sweet Reviews: The Librarians and The Lost Lamp by Greg Cox

The Librarians and The Lost Lamp is the first book in a planned trilogy based on TNT’s hit show, The Librarians; which follows a group of Librarians A.K.A protectors of humanity against magical artifacts such as Excalibur, The Golden Goose to The Spear of Destiny and Pandora ’s Box. I’m familiar with The Librarian films that aired back in the early 2000’s but I haven’t gotten around to seeing the show based on the movies. However, when I was asked if I wanted to review The Librarians and The Lost Lamp, I was immediately intrigued and jumped at the chance! I’m sure everyone is familiar with The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, ‘The Arabian Nights’ or at least heard of Aladdin and the magic lamp. It’s a very well known tale and one I enjoy hearing about so of course I wanted to read it. It sounded like a fun book…and I’m glad to say it absolutely was fun and so much more than I expected! The book jumps back and forth between 2006 with Flynn, the sole librarian at the time and present day 2016 with a new group of librarian recruits as they search for the infamous lost lamp that belonged to Aladdin. Little did they know that their current case was a case that began 10 years ago when Flynn was in Baghdad in search of the Lamp and battling The Forty. This book was action packed right from the beginning and never let up once as readers jump back and forth between the past and present. Readers get to see Flynn and museum curator Sirin run for their lives in a bazaar in Baghdad to out flying a Roc on a magic carpet. But the action doesn’t stop there as we travel back to present day and find the newly minted librarians in Sin City investigating whether or not a man truly has Lady Luck on his side or some sort of magical advantage. This book was loads of fun and I loved how Cox weaved a wonderful adventure showcasing Aladdin’s Lamp and The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. Cox’s vivid imageries were so detailed that the book played out like a movie in my mind and has...

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The Librarians and the Lost Lamp Book Release

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp by NYT’s best selling author Greg Cox is now available for purchase everywhere! Click HERE to purchase.    ...

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‘The Librarians’ Season 3 Exclusive Poster: The God of Chaos Awaits

Ahead of its season-three premiere late next month, “The Librarians” has shared a new poster exclusively with Indiewire. The show, a spinoff of the series of TV movies of the same name, stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Kim. Find it below. Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming third season: “Our heroes will face their greatest challenge yet as they go up against the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos to stop him from releasing pure evil into the world. The stakes are especially high, and one Librarian may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the world. “The team also confronts a new antagonist, D.O.S.A. — The Department of Statistical Anomalies — whose mission is to apprehend the Librarians and take control of the Library and all the magical artifacts hidden inside. Discovering that there are brand new artifacts in the world, the Librarians find themselves torn between the power of magic and the harm those who use it can cause.” Vanessa Williams, Sean Astin and Felicia Day are among the guest stars this season, which consists of 10 episodes. “The Librarians” is set to return to TNTon November 20. Orignal article can be seen HERE....

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Vanessa Williams Is a Tough as Nails General in the First Images of Her in The Librarians

 Our heroes at The Librarians may have taken on the greats of Arthurian legend and the wiliest of literature’s villains, but Vanessa Williams’ General Cynthia Rockwell is honestly the scariest. After all, what’s magic compared to government backing? We have the first look at Williams as Rockwell, and it looks like she’s interrogating people with the help of some men in black. Look at her sucking all the air out of a room even when she’s just in the background: Rockwell will be the head of The Department of Statistical Anomalies, a.k.a. “D.O.S.A.” As is traditional in these kinds of shows, D.O.S.A. is super-top secret and magically-oriented. With Rockwell in charge, D.O.S.A.’s mission is to apprehend the Librarians and get the Library’s artifacts in the hands of the U.S. government. Where we’re sure they will be in totally safe hands. The Librarians season three premiere, “And the Rise of Chaos,” will air November 20.   Original Article can be...

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‘Misfits’ Actor Robert Sheehan Joins David Tennant in ‘Bad Samaritan’

Dean Devlin will direct the feature about two car valets who moonlight as petty thieves.   Robert Sheehan is joining David Tennant in Bad Samaritan. The Misfits actor will be featured along with the Doctor Who star in the Dean Devlin-directed thriller that follows two car valets who use their business as a front to steal from their patrons, until the petty thieves finally burglarize the wrong home. Brandon Boyce penned the script, and Devlin is producing through his Electric Entertainment banner. Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan will also produce. Production on the film is set to begin later this year in the Portland, Oregon, area. The Irish actor will next be seen in the Devlin-directed disaster thriller Geostorm, opposite Gerard Butler, which hits theater on Oct. 20, 2017. Sheehan is repped by Gersh, the U.K.’s Lisa Richards and Felker Toczek.   Original article can be seen...

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Retitled Jason Sudeikis-Jessica Biel Comedy ‘The Book Of Love’ To Kick Off Heartland Film Festival

This year’s Heartland Film Festival will open with Bill Purple’s The Book of Love, the Jason Sudeikis/Jessica Biel comedy formerly known as The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The film, which also stars Maisie Williams, will be the Indianapolis fest’s opening night film on Thursday, October 20.   The nonprofit arts organization Heartland fest, running October 20-30, kicks off with a red carpet opening night event at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, including appearances by Biel, actor Richard Robichaux and producer Michelle Purple. Heartland Film Festival “We are thrilled to kick off our silver anniversary with a powerful film like The Book of Love,” said Heartland Film President Craig Prater. “With an all-star cast and inspiring message, Bill Purple’s film will leave a lasting impact on our audiences. We look forward to hosting Jessica, Michelle and Richard in Indianapolis for this fantastic event.” The film, which played the Tribeca Film Festival under its former title, follows Sudeikis’ Henry and Biel’s Penny, coping with a tragedy, and a young girl (Williams) who is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Purple directed the film which he also co-wrote with Robbie Pickering. It was produced by Michelle Purple, Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez and Chuck Pacheco, with music composed by Justin Timberlake. It also stars Robichaux, Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen, and Orlando Jones. Electric Entertainment will release the film in theaters in early 2017. At the Heartland fest, musician Jon McLaughlin will headline the opening night after-party at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The event is presented by the David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation.   Original article can be...

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Abigail Breslin gets stalked in Fear, Inc. exclusive trailer

What could possibly go wrong with hiring an organization to scare the hell out of you? Pretty much everything, according to the trailer for the new horror film Fear, Inc., which Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is releasing Oct. 21 on VOD. Directed by Vincent Masciale and written by Luke Barnett, Fear, Inc.stars Lucas Neff from the Fox sitcom Raising Hope as a horror junkie who hires a company that brings their customer’s greatest fears to life. (My greatest fear, incidentally, is of drinking cocktails on a Caribbean beach, while seals frolic in the surf, should anyone feel the need to hire any similar, real-life company on my behalf.) Fear, Inc. costars Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Abigail Breslin and Mark Moses. You can exclusively see the film’s trailer, above.   Orignal article can be...

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The Librarians Season 3 Promo

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The Librarians: Felicia Day meets Sean Astin at a creepy carnival in exclusive first look

Felicia Day and Sean Astin are about to hit the shelves — or at least, the streets of an eerie carnival. The pair will guest-star in the third season of The Librarians in an episode titled “And The Tears of a Clown,” in which the Librarians investigate a mysterious traveling carnival. Astin plays Kirby Goulding, a vengeful magician who has grown frustrated with his skills over time, until he somehow receives the power of real magic, which he uses to find his childhood crush, Charlotte Halloway, played by Day. In the exclusive first look photo above, Charlotte looks uncomfortable in Kirby’s clutches — and in front of those scary clowns. But things won’t be looking up for the heroes at the center of the adventure drama either: What the Librarians discover at the carnival will shed light on how dangerous their collection of magical artifacts could be. And to top it all off, in season 3, they’ll have to face off against both the ancient Egyptian God of Chaos and a new threat called the D.O.S.A. (Department of Statistical Anomalies), which aims to take control of the Library.   The Librarians returns Nov. 20 on TNT. “And the Tears of a Clown” airs Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.   Original article can be...

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‘Fear, Inc.’ Poster is Making a Killing

Fear, Inc., a new horror-comedy from writer Luke Barnett and director Vincent Masciale, is set for release on VOD, October 21. Fear, Inc. concerns a company that, for a high price, will bring a customer’s greatest fears to life. When a horror junkie’s customized experience begins, he and his friends must determine whether or not the company’s team of degenerates are merely fulfilling the contract, or have a darker agenda. Abigail Breslin – a genre veteran who has starred in Signs, Zombieland, The Call and Maggie – is featured with Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Caitlin Stasey (All Cheerleaders Die, CW’s Reign), Chris Marquette (Freddy vs Jason, Alpha Dog), Stephanie Drake (Mad Men), Mark Moses, Eric Lange (Lost, Nightcrawler), Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story, Will&Grace), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises, True Detective), Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede I&II), Patrick Renna (The Sandlot), Richard Riehle (Office Space), David Ury (31, Breaking Bad). When horror movie enthusiast Joe Foster (Lucas Neff) and his girlfriend, Lindsey Gains (Caitlin Stasey), are handed a business card for such a company, Joe’s curiosity gets the best of him. As the Fear, Inc experience seemingly begins, scares start popping up right out of Joe’s favorite horror movies, quickly turning him into a kid in a candy store. If the kid was a self righteous thirty year old and the candy store was the prop room from SAW. After a friend explains the company’s dangerous reputation, his rollercoaster of a journey goes from light hearted fun to uncomfortably realistic as things take a major turn for the worse. Joe’s sense of reality spirals out of control as he’s forced to take responsibility for his actions, no matter the cost. Check out this previous released clip from the opening scene that features Breslin on the run from someone…probably Fear, Inc.?   Original article can be seen HERE....

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David Tennant To Star In ‘Bad Samaritan’ Directed By Dean Devlin

  EXCLUSIVE: David Tennant has been tapped to star in Bad Samaritan, the next film from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment that Devlin is set to direct himself. Brandon Boyce (Apt Pupil, Wicker Park) penned the screenplay for the thriller, which is lining up a shoot later this year in and around Portland, OR. The film centers on two young car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for the petty thieves until they target the wrong house, changing their lives forever. Electric’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan are producing alongside Devlin. Onetime Doctor Who star Tennant currently plays the baddie on Netflix’s Jessica Jones which is returning for a second season. He also starred in ITV’s Broadchurchafter toplining one season of Fox’s version of that drama series Gracepoint in 2014. On the film side, next up he is playing renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing in Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal opposite Elisabeth Moss and begins shooting Daisy Aitkens’ romantic comedy Fish Without Bicycles later this year. He’s repped by UTA.   Original article can be...

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Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment Moves to New West Hollywood Digs

The ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ producer and ‘Geostorm’ helmer chose the former home of Elektra and Asylum records, a cultural landmark on La Cienega, to house his company’s production, post-production and new distribution arms.   Dean Devlin had his eyes on the building at 962 La Cienega for years. “It had been on the market before and I made a lowball offer, so low that the owner told me to go jump off a bridge,” said Devlin, the producer behind Independence Day: Resurgence and TNT’s The Librarians and the director of the upcoming Warner Bros. sci-fi film Geostorm. So when the property came up for sale again earlier this year, Devlin wasn’t going to let it slip through his fingers. In April, he closed on the 20,000-square-foot, two-story post-production facility for $15.76 million. Located at the corner of La Cienega and Romaine Street in the heart of West Hollywood, the structure has a large private courtyard, two executive boardrooms with fireplaces, a client lounge and expansive views from several terraces. It also boasts a video production room, audio video transfer and engineering areas, a voiceover mixing room and 15 edit bays. As the former home to Elektra and Asylum Records, the space also is a veritable cultural landmark. Both the Doors and the Eagles recorded albums there and one of the original echo chambers used by Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison is still intact. “The history of the place was very sexy,” Devlin told THR. ”But also it is kind of the perfect facility for what our company does.” Devlin, who was speaking from Portland where he is currently shooting season three of The Librarians, said his company, Electric Entertainment, had outgrown its previous offices at 940 Highland. All three divisions of Electric Entertainment — production, post-production and a newly formed distribution arm — already have moved into the new facility. “I always make my people move in before they are finished with all the construction. The place has a great energy,” he said. Electric’s former home on Highland is in the process of being sold. Devlin said Electric has done some cosmetic changes to the atrium and lobby and is converting the original recording studio into a mixing stage and screening room. The facility also was home to Don Ohlymeyer’s sports broadcast company,...

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#OregonMadeShows Exhibit Opens at PDX

In collaboration with PDXART, and many other partners (please see list below) a new exhibit is up on Concourse E, at the Portland International Airport this week.  The exhibit showcases “vignettes” of artifacts, props and images from just a few of the 400+ feature films & television shows that have utilized Oregon as their production backdrop over the years.  From the early silent era films like “Fisherman’s Bride” (shot in Astoria, 1908), to “Grimm”, the popular NBC television series currently shooting in Portland, Oregon has played an important role in production. #OregonMadeShows bring considerable collaboration, recognition, revenue and employment to the state. To see all the feature films, TV shows and series that have shot in Oregon to date, see our filmography here.  The #OregonMadeShows exhibit will be up at PDX for 6 months. In the fall of 2016, be sure and stop at the new Hollywood Theatre @PDX. The theatre will feature “short films telling stories specific to Oregon, provide artist residency opportunities inviting collaboration between national/international media artists and local filmmakers, and host special events and visiting guests.” Also of note, the Oregon Historical Society has a vast moving image collection of early local filmmakers, early newsreels, family movies, commercial/industrial films, and scenic and wildlife films, some of which can be viewed at the museum. For more #OregonMadeShows related events around the state, and production news, visit The Confluence blog. Do you want to visit some of Oregon’s filming locations? Check out a few suggested itineraries.from Travel Oregon. The 6 Vignettes: #OregonMadeShows Portlandia Now in it’s 7th season, “Portlandia”, created by Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, and Jonathan Krisel has won three Emmys  (“Outstanding Production Design”2015, “Outstanding Costume Design”2011, 2013), two Art Directors Guild Awards (“Excellence in Production Design” 2014, 2015), one Gracie Allen Award (“Outstanding Female Actor in Supporting Role – Carrie Brownstein”, 2012), a Peabody Award (IFC, 2012),  and a Writers Guild of America Award (“Best Comedy/Variety”, 2013), and numerous nominations. “Portlandia” has shot in many locations around the Portland Metro area, including In Other Words Feminist Community Center that stands in for the “Feminist Bookstore”.  The show “explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture”. IFC With thanks to IFC and Sidestreet Entertainment for the loan of costumes and props. Costumes Designed by: Amanda Needham, Assistant designer: Jayme Hansen, Wardrobe Supervisor: Jordan Hamilton, Wardrobe team: Courtney Goe, Patsy Gelb, Jacque leek,...

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Abigail Breslin has a terrifying time in Fear, Inc. exclusive clip

In the new horror-comedy Fear, Inc., Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) plays a horror junkie who hires the services of a company which brings people’s greatest fears to life. Criminy! It was announced today that Electric Entertainment has acquired all U.S. and Canadian media rights for the Tribeca-screened film, which is directed by Vincent Masicale and written by Luke Barnett. Fear, Inc. is set for release on VOD, Oct. 21. “This is a fun film that horror audiences will be drawn to this Halloween season,” Electric Entertainment President and CEO Dean Devlin, said in a statement. “Vincent Masciale and Luke Barnett have delivered an over-the-top feast for genre fans who like their scares to come with a large dose of comedy.” Fear, Inc. costars Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Abigail Breslin and Mark Moses. You can see an exclusive clip featuring Breslin (and some adult language) in the clip, above.   Original article can be...

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Anthony Hopkins & Julia Stiles In ‘Blackway’ June 10

Blackway is the first theatrical release from Electric Entertainment, the independent film and television production company headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin. Originally titled Go With Me, the feature, which had its debut at last year’s Venice Film Festival, was co-financed and produced by Electric. Set in the Pacific Northwest, Blackway follows a logger (Anthony Hopkins) grieving over the loss of his daughter. As he deals with that, he comes to the aid of a young woman (Julia Stiles) who is being harassed by a local crime lord, and helps hunt down her stalker (Ray Liotta). “The film is a really good, old-school thriller,” said Zac Reeder who joined the company as Head of Domestic Distribution in February. “The cast is the biggest selling point and they cover all the quadrants.” Reeder said the company plans to release films it produces as well as acquires, with new roll-outs coming between once per quarter and once per month. Electric is expecting Blackway to have a significant presence on-demand. “I think it’ll play for a week or two in theaters, but will have most of its life on VOD,” said Reeder. “Because of its [cast] I think people will buy on impulse. It’s a very commercial movie.” Theatrically, Blackway will open in 11 cities Friday in the U.S. It will also go to an additional 10-20 locations in Canada as part of its day and date bow. “We’re excited for our first release,” he added. “We’ve had a great team on this. It was always [Dean Delvin’s] dream to both produce and release film.” Original article can be found...

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‘The Librarians’ Gets Home Video Deal in North America from Sony

The first season of the based on the ‘Librarians’ movie trilogy will be available this fall. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will distribute the first season of the TNT series The Librarians on DVD, as well as the feature film trilogy that the series is based on, in North America. The Librarian movies — Quest for the Spear, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice — will be available this fall on DVD, along with the first season of the magical series, which will have an upcoming third season on the cable network. The films and show center on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library. Rebecca Romijn and Christian Kane star in the show, while Noah Wyle headed up the TV movies. The first film in the trilogy was U.S. basic cable’s number one movie when it was released in 2004. The distribution deal was made in association with Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, which produces the show. Original article can be found HERE...

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Filmmaker, ‘Librarians’ producer lauds state

Hollywood producer Dean Devlin rents an apartment in the Pearl District. After several seasons with “Leverage,” he now films “The Librarians” here. And, he would work in Portland more, if it made business sense. “I’d build a studio up there if I could,” he says, via a telephone call from Los Angeles. Limitations on tax credit incentives prevent more Hollywood action in Oregon, as has been well-documented, and it’s why British Columbia gets many more films and TV shows. Devlin has long been a proponent of raising the incentives, because, as he says, the state can’t support much more than “The Librarians,” “Grimm” and “Portlandia.” The latest film financially supported by Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, “Blackway,” starring Anthony Hopkins and many others, went north of the border for filming. “The last two films I’ve done I could have easily done in Portland,” he adds. “I would love to bring a $150 million movie up there and two or three TV series.” But, it doesn’t stop Devlin from loving Portland and Oregon. “It’s unique in that there are so many artists, and I don’t mean just actors and camera people,” he says. “People who paint the set and make costumes and props for walls and desks. So many talented artists in the state; usually if you shoot from outside of L.A. you have to bring them in.” COURTESY: TNT – ‘The Librarians’ is filmed in the Portland area and beyond, currently for its third season. Says producer Dean Devlin: ‘It’s literally the most fun I’ve ever had.’ Filming in Portland for “Leverage” and now “The Librarians” provides much to work with, he adds. “The great thing about Oregon is there are so many architectual styles, and everything natural — desert, forest, beaches. I’d do everything in Oregon. I love it there. The people are warm and welcoming and intelligent. So many amazing artists in Oregon.” Devlin certainly has become a fixture in the Portland TV scene, with the series “Leverage,” a Turner Broadcasting original that aired for 77 episodes. It anchored programming nights for TNT for several seasons. “The Librarians,” spun off of the film series, follows four individuals who solve mysteries, recover artifacts and fight against supernatural threats and villains. Turner recently renewed “The Librarians” for a...

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Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled

The nominees are Canadian talent in TV series airing in the U.S. Nominees for the Golden Maple Awards, celebrating Canadian talent in U.S.-airing TV series such HBO’s Silicon Valley and FX’s The Strain, were unveiled Monday. The awards show for Canadian talent will be presented by the Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment — Los Angeles. The Golden Maple Awards, now in their second year, honor Canadians in the best actor, actress and newcomer of the year categories for TV series airing in the U.S. during the 12 months to July 1, 2016. The nominees were determined by a committee of ACISE-LA members. All ACISE-LA members will vote to elect the winners, to be announced on July 1 during a ceremony at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. The list of nominees follows: Best actress in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.:  Amanda Crew – Silicon Valley, HBO Britne Oldford – Hunters, Syfy Emily Hampshire – 12 Monkeys, Syfy Emily Hampshire – Schitt’s Creek, PopTV Erin Karpluk – The Riftworld Chronicles, Geek & Sundry Laura Vandervoort – Bitten, Syfy Lindy Booth – The Librarians, TNT Natalie Brown – The Strain, FX Best actor in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.:  Ben Hollingsworth – Code Black, CBS Brandon Jay McLaren – Graceland, USA Byron Mann – Hell On Wheels, AMC Christopher Heyerdahl – Hell on Wheels, AMC David Sutcliffe – Proof, TNT Giacomo Gianniotti – Grey’s Anatomy, ABC Jonathan Keltz – Reign, The CW Ricky Mabe – Gigi Does It, IFC Newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.: Amanda Crew – Silicon Valley, HBO Ennis Esmer – Red Oaks, Amazon Studios Christopher Heyerdahl – Hell on Wheels, AMC Giacomo Gianniotti – Grey’s Anatomy, ABC Gregory Smith – Rookie Blue, ABC     Original article can be found HERE  ...

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Electric Entertainment acquires ‘The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’

Dean Devlin’s fledgling US distribution operation has taken all North American rights for The Devil And The Deep Blue Seastarring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Content Media represents international rights in Cannes. The film premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival last month and is set for a theatrical release later this year. The story centres on a grieving father who rediscovers his faith in life when he helps a young girl on a quest. Electric Entertainment’s head of domestic distribution Zac Reeder brokered the deal with vice- president of development Ben Kim and WME Global on behalf of the film-makers.The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea will mark the second film to go out via Electric’s domestic distribution arm after Blackway, which will debut day-and-date theatrically and on VOD on June 10. Bill Purple directed from a screenplay he wrote with Robbie Pickering. Michelle Purple, Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez and Chuck Pacheco produced.   Original article can be...

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Electric strikes deals for Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles thriller ‘Blackway’

Electric Entertainment has licensed key territories on Blackway (formerly known as Go With Me) starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta. The Venice Film Festival 2015 world premiere will be the first release to go through Electric’s US distribution arm led by Zac Reeder theatrically and on VOD on June 10. Rights have gone in the UK (Metrodome), Benelux (Three Lines), France (Seven Sept), Scnadinavia (Sandrew Metronome), China (Hualu), Portugal (Films4You), Israel (Shova), and Greece (Tanweer). Deals have closed in Taiwan (CMC Content), Philippines (Octo Arts), Turkey (Central Park), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Indonesia (PT Prima), and Thailand and Vietnam (IPA). Fox holds pan-Asian TV rights. Electric previously closed deals for the Middle East (Eagle), Spain (Corbi Media), Latin America (California Filmes), South Africa (MNet), select Eastern European territories (GrandView Castle), and airlines (Entertainment In Motion). Electric and Enderby Entertainment co-financed the Pacific Northwest logging community story about a woman who enlists the support of a retired logger and his young sidekick to stand up to a crime lord. Daniel Alfredson directed Blackway from Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs’ adapted screenplay based on the book Go With Me by Castle Freeman Jr. Rick Dugdale produced for Enderby Entertainment, alongside Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Jacobs, and Hopkins. The film will receive a wider theatrical Canadian release through TW Media Events. Electric’s Cannes slate includes international rights to Brad Silberling’s thriller An Ordinary Man starring Ben Kingsley, currently in post.   Original article can be...

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‘Blackway’ Bow Set For June As Electric Entertainment’s Inaugural Release – Cannes First-Look Clip

EXCLUSIVE: The Anthony Hopkins-starring rural thriller Blackway has been acquired by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and will be the first theatrical release from the company’s new domestic distribution outfit. Its day-and-date bow in the U.S. is set for June 10 on screens in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Portland and Seattle, coupled with a 40-screen release in Canada via TM Media Events. Electric Entertainment is also repping the Daniel Alfredson-helmed pic at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival market, with the first buyer screening set for May 12. Based on the 2008 novel Go With Me by Castle Freeman, Jr., Blackway is a bleak look at blue-collar life in small-town America reminiscent of pics like Winter’s Bone. The film follows Lillian (Julia Stiles), a woman who has recently moved back to the logging town she came from after a stint living in Seattle. Seeking help from the local sheriff after receiving severe harassment at the hands of Blackway (Ray Liotta), a former cop-turned-all-powerful local crime boss who runs the town with impunity, she’s advised to leave. Instead, she teams with the only two people left willing to stand up to Blackway: an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his laconic young friend (Alexander Ludwig). In an exclusive clip (watch it above), Lillian first reaches out for help only to discover mundane proof of the old adage that evil triumphs because good people do nothing. From a script by Joe Gangemi (Red Oaks) and Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL, Edge Of Tomorrow), Blackway had its world premiere last fall at the Venice Film Festival. Electric Entertainment co-financed it with Enderby Entertainment. The film was produced by Enderby’s Rick Dugdale, The Gotham Group’s Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jacobs, and Hopkins. Among Electric Entertainment’s upcoming projects, the third season of TNT’s The Librarians is in preproduction, and Devlin’s feature directorial debut Geostorm is in post-production at Warner Bros. Electric is also selling international rights to the Brad Silberling-directed thriller An Ordinary Man, starring Ben Kingsley and currently in post-production; the PBS drama Mercy Street; and the 2015 Tribeca film The Wannabe.   Original article can be...

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Vanessa Williams Joins TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ Season 3

Vanessa Williams is joining the third season of TNT’s “The Librarians,” Variety has learned. Williams joins in a recurring role, playing General Rockwell, the tough, brilliant head of the top secret, black ops secret government agency, known as D.O.S.A. Investigating “Statistical Anomalies,” Williams’ character sets her sights on apprehending the Librarians and obtaining the magical artifacts contained in the Library. The third season of TNT’s fan-favorite series will see the Librarians confronting a new antagonist, which has shown up in the form of D.O.S.A. — The Department of Statistical Anomalies — whose mission is to apprehend the Librarians and take control of the Library and all the magical artifacts hidden inside. Williams’ role in “The Librarians” is not the first time she’s played a villainous boss, as she starred as Wilhelmina Slater in “Ugly Betty.” Her latest television roles have been an arc on “The Good Wife” and a guest episode of “Broad City.” She also starred on “Desperate Housewives” and “666 Park Avenue.” Up next, she will topline VH1’s scripted drama “Satan’s Sisters,” which is inspired by a dramatic daytime talk show like “The View.” “The Librarians” Season 3 premieres this fall on TNT, though no premiere date has been set.   Original article can be...

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Noah Wyle Inks Deal To Return To ‘The Librarians’, Will Make His Writing Debut

The Librarians executive producer Noah Wyle has signed a deal to reprise his role as Flynn Carsen on the TNT action adventure series’ upcoming third season. He will appear in 7 of the 10 episodes, the most he has done in one season. Additionally, Wyle is set to direct two episodes from Season 3. He also will write one. Over the past decade, ER alum Wyle had been expanding into areas beyond acting. He started by serving as a producer on the second and third Librarian movies at TNT before joining Dean Devlin in his efforts to resurrect the franchise as a series, which both executive produce. Wyle also was a producer on TNT’s sci-fi drama seriesFalling Skies, on which he played the lead. Wyle made his directorial debut on an episode from Falling Skies‘ final season last year, followed by directing an episode from Season 2 of The Librarians. Writing has become a new passion for Wyle. In addition to The Librarians episode, he has written a spec for The Art Of War, a cable drama set in the world of art forgery. It will be taken out to networks soon. Additionally, Wyle teamed with Justified executive producer Graham Yost to write a World War II-themed miniseries, which chronicles the civil war that took place in USA between those who supported intervention against the Nazis, led by broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, and isolation, advocated by isolationist Charles Lindbergh. Wyle, who was starring full-time on Falling Skies when The Librarians was conceived, does year-to-year acting deals for the offshoot series. Devlin, whose company Electric Entertainment produces The Librarians, called working with Wyle “one of most successful creative partnerships I’ve ever had.” “To have this season him writing, directing and acting in seven episodes, it feels like we have come all the way home together, it’s great to have him so engaged,” said Devlin, who also will be more deeply involved in The Librarians in the upcoming third season as he takes over as showrunner. What to expect form Season 3? “The show will be a bit scarier, with a little bit higher stakes to put more pressure on the characters and how they handle things,” Devlin said. Wyle signed on for the first Librarian movie as a hiatus project while he was on ER; as...

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Julia Stiles and Anthony Hopkins Team Up to Take Down Ray Liotta’s Baddie in ‘Blackway’ Trailer

Click HERE for the trailer on Yahoo. by: Kevin Polowy “OK, Lillian.” There’s a creepiness to Ray Liotta’s titular character from the first moment we see him in Blackway, for which you can watch the exclusive trailer above. He’s not just a crooked ex-cop, tatted up like Max Cady, but a meth-dealing sleazebag who’s taken to stalking. His new mark is Lillian (Julia Stiles), a cocktail waitress who has recently returned to her home in a small Pacific Northwest town after the death of her mother. When Blackway’s antics turn violent, Lillian summons the help of a retired logger (Anthony Hopkins) — who himself has some personal history with the stalker — and his laconic young friend (Alexander Ludwig) to hunt down the madman. The role feels like a throwback of sorts for Liotta, who also played a cop-turned-stalker in the 1992 thriller Unlawful Entry. In that film, he was an active cop who took a “special interest” in the lives and affairs of a married Los Angeles couple (Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe) after their house was broken into. Formely titled Go With Me, Blackway premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Based on the novel by Castle Freeman Jr. and adapted for the screen by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs, the film is directed by Daniel Alfredson, who previously helmed two parts of the Swedish-language Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (both released in the U.S. in 2010) — and not to be confused with retired NHL star Daniel Alfredsson. Blackway opens June 10. Check out the poster:  ...

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Electric Entertainment Hires Zac Reeder As Domestic Distribution Chief

By Nancy Tartaglione EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has created a new domestic distribution division and appointed Zac Reeder to run it. Reeder joins from Netflix where he worked on the Global Features team covering content acquisitions. As Head of Domestic Distribution at Electric, he’ll be responsible for all aspects of U.S. sales and acquisitions across feature and television properties, attending markets and festivals and assisting in the development of new product. Prior to Netflix, Reeder oversaw content strategy and acquisitions for Hallmark’s streaming SVOD startup, Feeln. While there, he negotiated deals with majors including Warner Bros, Sony, NBCUniversal, Paramount, and MGM, as well as with many indie distributors and producers. The exec also was previously Head of Acquisitions at MarVista and PorchLight Entertainment, acquiring rights to more than 150 films and TV programs and brokering international co-production deals. “As Electric Entertainment continues to grow and expand, having a forward thinking executive such as Zac join our company is exciting and intriguing,” says Devlin. “The challenge of domestic distribution in today’s market is thrilling to take on and with Zac leading the charge we’re confident we’re headed in the right direction.” Electric is currently in pre-production on its third season of The Librarians for TNT and is in post on the Warner Bros film Geostorm which is Devlin’s feature directorial debut. He’s producing with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. At Berlin, Electric’s sales division has been handling Brad Silberling’s thriller An Ordinary Man and is also selling international rights to the Ridley Scott-produced PBS drama Mercy Street. Click for the original...

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Independence Day: Resurgence in Superbowl 2016!

Did you guys catch all of the Independence Day: Resurgence action in Superbowl yesterday? Electric Entertainment’s Founder and CEO, Dean Devlin, is the co-writer and producer of this upcoming...

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‘Mercy Street’ Premiere Draws 3.3 Million Viewers for PBS

By: Rick Kissell Senior Editor The debut of “Mercy Street,” the first PBS original drama in more than 10 years, drew 3.3 million viewers Sunday night, according to Nielsen estimates provided by the pubcaster. Numbers were not available for “Downton Abbey,” which served as its lead-in and returned earlier this month with nearly 10 million viewers. “Mercy Street” drew more viewers than typical 10 p.m. programming on PBS, including about 15% more than the third season of “Sherlock,” according to the network. PBS announced the early ratings results at the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour in Pasadena on Monday. PBS had made the “Mercy Street” premiere available for digital streaming ahead of Sunday’s broadcast debut. The early release helped build interest by generating nearly 200,000 streams from Jan. 14-17, making it the No. 1-rated digital premiere ever for PBS. The digital premiere included all PBS station digital platforms such as PBS.org, PBS apps for iOS, Android, Fire TV, ROKU, Apple TV, Xbox 360 and Windows 10, as well as through partners including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu. For the original article, click...

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TNT Confirms Renewals For “The Librarians” for 3rd Season

TNT today has officially renewed adventure drama The Librarians and serialized crime drama Murder In The First for third seasons and crime procedural Major Crimes for fifth. The Librarians, which is in the midst of its second season, has been picked up for 13 episodes. Major Crimes, also currently airing, will return with more episodes to round out its fourth season in February 2016. The Closer spinoff, as well as Murder In The First, have been picked up for 10 episodes to air in summer 2016. Original Article: CLICK...

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Screening Schedule of “The Wannabe” starring Patricia Arquette

“THE WANNABE” SCREENING SCHEDULE Inspired by true events, The Wannabe is the story of a man obsessed with Mafia culture as he attempts to become a part of this lifestyle by fixing the 1992 trial of infamous mobster John Gotti and going on a crime spree of his own.               Watch the trailer HERE.   Early Screenings Sedona, AZ – Mary D. Fisher Theater (Dec 2) Portland, OR – Clinton Street Theater (Dec 3) Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center (Dec 3-6) Opening December 3 Los Angeles, CA – Arena Cinema Philadelphia, PA – Roxy Theater – Philadelphia Film Society Opening December 4 New York, NY – AMC Empire 24 Atlanta, GA – AMC North Dekalb Mall 16 Boston, MA – AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20 Chicago, IL – AMC South Barrington 30 Denver, CO – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 Detroit, MI – AMC Southfield 20 Kansas City, MO – AMC Independence 20 Phoenix, AZ – AMC Deer Valley 17 Tampa, FL – AMC Veterans Expressway 24 Toronto, ON – Carlton Cinema Calgary, AB – The Globe Cinema Opening December 18 Ottawa, ON – Mayfair Theater Available everywhere on digital and On Demand December...

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Electric Footlights premieres THE KILL-OR-DIES. Opens Nov 14 at McCadden Place Theatre

From writer 2014 Ovation award winner Meghan Brown, “The Kill-or-Dies” opens on November 14th at the  and will be directed by Darin Anthony. Karina Wolfe, Megan Kathleen Duffy, Daniel Dorr and Rob Nagle are set to star. “The Kill-or-Dies” is a darkly comic exploration of friendship and  love following two long-time friends, Maggie (Megan Kathleen Duffy) and Chelsea (Karina Wolfe),over the course of an eventful evening.  “The Kill-Or-Dies” will be at the McCadden Theater through December 13th. We’d love for you to attend and review. If an interview is of interest with any of the cast or crew, please contact:...

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Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment Hires Benjamin Kim

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has brought Benjamin Kim on board as VP of development for the company, Variety has learned exclusively. Kim will report to Electric partner Marc Roskin and will help handle all aspects of the development of motion picture and TV properties. He will also be involved in third party acquisitions. Kim most recently served as a production and development executive with Roberto Orci’s company Sneaky Shark Productions, where he helped develop “Star Trek 3” and “End of Eternity.” Prior to Sneaky Shark, Kim held a creative executive post at Kurtzman/Orci Productions, where he developed “Locke and Key” and “Ender’s Game.” The hire was announced at the American Film Market. Electric recently wrapped production on “Geostrom,” Devlin’s feature directorial debut. Devlin’s sales division is selling international rights to Brad Silberling’s thriller “An Ordinary Man,” which stars Ben Kingsley and is currently shooting in Serbia; “Mercy Street,” a PBS drama series which premieres in 2016 and is exec produced by Ridley Scott; and “The Wannabe,” exec produced by Martin Scorsese, Devlin and Traction Media with Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli starring.   Click here for the original...

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Julia Stiles-Anthony Hopkins Drama ‘Go With Me’ Sells to Key Markets

NOVEMBER 5, 2015 | 02:39PM PT Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has sold key foreign territories for “Go With Me,” starringAnthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles, Variety has learned exclusively. The film, co-financed by Electric and Enderby Entertainment, is based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr. and was directed by Daniel Alfredsson from a script by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs. Producers are Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Jacobs and Hopkins. The film was picked up for all Italian rights by Microcinema. Other newly sold territories include Central Park for Turkey, Cinemania in the former Yugoslavia, CMC Content in Taiwan, Films4You in Portugal, IPA in Thailand and Vietnam, Octo Arts in the Philippines, Shoval in Israel, Tanweer in Greece. Rights were previously sold in Spain, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The film recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Electric will continue sales at the American Film Market. Stiles portrays a woman newly returned to her Pacific Northwest hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by an ex-cop-turned-crimelord, played by Liotta. She enlists the help of an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his laconic young sidekick to go up her adversary. Click here for the original...

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Second ‘Librarians’ season starts on TNT

The Librarians (8 p.m., TNT) – Season 2 starts with Jenkins (John Larroquette) discovering there’s something wrong with the library. In the second hour, the librarians find themselves pitted against Frankenstein’s monster and Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis, Moriarty. The Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC) – A new face appears and trust issues form (those would be different trust issues than the ones fans have with the show’s writers after last week’s brutal killing of … a very major character). The Good Wife (9 p.m., CBS) – Jason uses aggressive investigative tactics while working on a student loan case with Alicia and Lucca, and Eli creates drama among the Florricks. The Leftovers (9 p.m., HBO) – Rev. Matt Jamison takes his wife outside Miracle to seek answers about her condition. The Affair (10 p.m., Showtime) – Alison is thrown by an unpleasant shift in behavior from her Hudson Valley hosts. Quantico (10 p.m., ABC) – The NATs practice surveillance with Miranda and her troubled son. Click here for the original...

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“The Librarians’ Gets Book Spinoff”

The novel about the search for Aladdin’s lamp will publish in October 2016. The Librarians and the Lost Lamp, a novel spinning off from the TNT series will arrive in October 2016, publisher Tor Books announced. The story toggles between the past, as Flynn Carsen (played by Noah Wyle on the TV show) tries to find Aladdin’s Lamp before an ancient criminal organization known as the Forty Seals gets hold of it, and the future, when Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn) and a new group of Librarians — protectors of ancient artifacts like King Arthur’s sword Excalibur — stumble on a mystery in Las Vegas that seems to relate to the Lamp and the powerful djinn it can summon. The novel will be written by Greg Cox, who has written best-selling novelizations of The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek and other movies and TV shows. Season 2 of the TV show, which stars Romijn, John Larroquette, Lindy Booth, Christina Kane and John Kim and includes guest appearances from Wyle, debuts Nov. 1. The Librarians’ first season averaged 11.4 million viewers and was basic cable’s second-highest rated new series of 2014. Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle executive produce the TNT series. Click here for the original...

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AFM: Ben Kingsley to Play War Criminal in ‘An Ordinary Man’

by Scott Roxborough 10/28/2015 1:00am PDT Brad Silberling wrote the script and will direct the thriller. Ben Kingsley has signed on to star in An Ordinary Man, a thriller from writer/director Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.) Enderby Entertainment, who produced Daniel Alfredson’s Venice festival title Go With Me starring Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles, will produce and finance An Ordinary Man. Kingsley will play a war criminal in hiding who begins to form a relationship with his maid (played by Icelandic rising star Hera Hilmar). As the search for him intensifies, he realizes she is the only person he can trust. British actor Peter Serafinowicz (Spy, Guardians of the Galaxy) co-stars. Principle photography is set to begin next week on location in Belgrade, Serbia. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has picked up international sales for the title and will be selling the film to buyers at AFM next week. UTA Independent Film Group is handling domestic sales. Enderby’s Rick Dugdale will produce An Ordinary Man alongside Silberling via his Reveal Entertainment shingle, and Kingsley with his Lavender Pictures label. Daniel Petrie, Jr. of Enderby will executive produce. Kingsley was most recently seen in was seen in Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk and stars alongside Nicholas Hoult, Hopkins, and Felicity Jones in Eran Creevy’s action thriller Collide (aka Autobahn). The Oscar-winner will also voice The Jungle Book‘s panther Bagheera in Jon Favreau’s upcoming animated reboot of the classic children’s tale. Kingsley is headlining another hot AFM title: he is attached to star alongside Josh Hutcherson in Fortitude International’s political thriller Backstabbing For Beginners. Hilmar headlined last year’s award-winning Icelandic drama Life in a Fishbowl and is a regular on Starz’ renaissance series Da Vinci’s Demons. UTA packaged the film and arranged financing. Nolan Pielak negotiated the deal on behalf of Electric Entertainment. Kingsley is repped by CAA. Hilmar by 42 Talent in London and Management 360 and Serafinowicz by UTA and Troika. Silberling is represented by UTA and Mosaic Media.   Click HERE for the original...

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‘The Wannabe’ Trailer: See Patricia Arquette in Contemporary Bonnie-and-Clyde Tale in Gotti’s New York

Watch the trailer HERE. New York-set drama The Wannabe takes place in the early 1990s as crime boss John Gotti’s trial is coming to a close. The film also marks Patricia Arquette’s first to come out since she won her Oscar forBoyhood. (Watch the trailer exclusively above.) In The Wannabe, Arquette plays Rose, a misguided woman in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood who falls into a dodgy, drug-addled romance with a much younger man named Thomas (Vincent Piazza, Jersey Boys,Boardwalk Empire). Based on a true story, The Wannabe becomes something of a modern-day Bonnie-and-Clyde tale, with the impulsive couple embarking on an ill-considered crime spree. The film is written and directed by, and co-stars Nick Sandow — best known for playing dejected women’s prison supervisor Joe Caputo in the hit Netflix seriesOrange Is the New Black — and executive produced by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese. Sandow, who grew up in the Bronx, told Yahoo Movies in a recent interview that The Wannabe represents a blend of his own experiences and real news events. “The bar and restaurant they go to in the film, Marianne’s, that was a place I used to go to as a kid,” he said. “You would go to that place and John Gotti would be there… and Robert DeNiro would be there.” Sandow even wrote a scene in the film depicting Eric Roberts walking into the restaurant — something he really witnessed. Writer-director Nick Sandow, left, and Vincent Piazza (Photo: Courtesy of Deadline) Sandow’s lead characters, Thomas and Rose, did exist. As depected in the movie, Thomas Uva really was a New York mobster fanboy; he really did attend Gotti’s trial; and he robbed local mafia social clubs with his girlfriend Rosemarie. “I was just fascinated with this couple,” said Sandow. The Wannabe finished filming less than two years ago, just before Arquette completed the final leg of the 12-year Boyhood production. “When we were shooting, we carved out some time early in the schedule to get to her because she was doing this little independent film that she does for two weeks every year for the past 10 years,” Sandow said with a laugh. “I was overjoyed for her,” he said of her eventual Oscar win for the Richard Linklater...

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Hulu Nabs Streaming Rights to TNT’s ‘The Librarians’

The second season of the Noah Wyle starrer premieres Nov. 1. Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to TNT dramaThe Librarians. Through a deal with Electric Entertainment, Hulu subscribers can now watch the 10-episode first season of the supernatural series ahead of its Nov. 1 second season premiere. The Librarians, which premiered on TNT in 2014, follows Metropolitan Library librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle). While Carsen might appear to be a normal librarian, he is actually part of a centuries-old group of scholars and adventurers who investigate the bizarre, collect dangerous artifacts and save the world from supernatural threats. Rebecca Romijn also stars. The SVOD deal comes on the heels of Hulu’s expanded streaming pact with Viacom, which gave it exclusive streaming rights to past and future seasons of Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City, Key & Peele and several other shows.   Click here for the original...

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THE LIBRARIANS’ Rebecca Romijn & More Visit New York Comic Con!

The stars of TNT’s hit fantasy-adventure The Librarians, including Rebecca Romijn, Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, John Kim and John Larroquette, joined executive producer Dean Devlin at New York Comic-Con to give fans a first look at the new season. They also answered questions about the show, which was also CELEBRATED outside with some eye-popping street art. The Librarians returns with two back-to-back episodes Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across TNT digital and mobile platforms the day after they air on the network. About The Librarians: This fall, TNT will return to the world of The Librarians with season 2 of the hit series. Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with Emmy(R) winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Brink) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT’s movie trilogy. Season 2 of The Librarians is slated to premiere with back-to-back episodes Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across the network’s on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after their linear premieres. In addition, TNT will stack the entire season of The Librarians, meaning episodes will remain available on demand throughout the entire season. Click here for the original article....

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Second Season of The Librarians to Air Globally Shortly After U.S. Premiere

LONDON: The second season of the adventure series The Librarians is due out on NBCUniversal International Networks’ global channel brands following the U.S. debut on November 1. Viewers in the U.K., Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America will be able to watch the show shortly after it premieres on U.S. network TNT. The series’ first run aired internationally on Universal Channel and Syfy. “We know we are returning with a hit,” commented Steve Patscheck, the executive VP of programming at NBCUniversal International Networks. “Following the success of The Librarians season one on our channels around the world—including becoming the number one series on Syfy in the U.K., Spain and the Netherlands in 2014—we look forward to unleashing the second season of the series within days of the U.S. premiere.” Original Article:...

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Dean Devlin named keynote speaker at VES Summit

Dean Devlin named keynote speaker at VES Summit Dean Devlin, acclaimed writer-producer-director and president of Electric Entertainment, has been named keynote speaker at its The Visual Effects Society’s (VES) annual Summit, “Visualization to Virtualization: Storytelling Expands.” The interactive forum on Saturday, October 17, at the W Hotel in Hollywood, will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery and illustrate new pathways to creativity and problem solving in a TED Talks-like atmosphere. Devlin’s first produced screenplay was Universal Soldier, which was a worldwide hit.  He reached prominence as a writer/producer working with Roland Emmerich with whom he teamed after appearing in Emmerich’s film Moon 44.  Together they co-wrote and produced Stargate, which became the first movie to have its own website (run by Devlin himself).  Devlin co-produced (with Emmerich) sci-fi blockbusters Independence Day and Godzilla, followed by The Patriot.  Devlin also produced films including Cellular, Who Killed the Electric Car? and Flyboys.  A true multi-hyphenate, he has served as writer, producer and director for the hit TV shows Leverage and The Librarians and wrote 200-plus episodes of Stargate SG-1.  He is the director, as well as writer/producer of the forthcoming action sci-fi filmGeostorm starring Gerard Butler and is in development with Emmerich on the hotly anticipated sequel to Independence Day—Independence Day: Resurgence. As we move from the Information Age into the Visualization Age where every industry uses imagery to educate, communicate, entertain and sell, the VES Summit theme is particularly relevant. Virtualization speaks to cloud-based production, to augmented and virtual realities, to multi-platform experiences, and the broad idea of hyper-connectivity. It encompasses heightened realities, immersive experiences, presence capture, and more. This evolution is bringing about changes and expansion in storytelling. Exceptional storytelling remains the ultimate goal but approaches are open to innovation. From TV taking non-time-constrained forms, to audience-driven narratives, to 360° experiences, webcasts and six second videos–all being told across multiple platforms–the creative world is in a seismic shift. Panel discussions The VES Summit will feature a special panel discussion–Virtual Reality: 20/20 on 2020 Panel–exploring VR.  The buzz around VR is impossible to ignore as the medium marches forward. What will VR eventually encompass/look like? What are the business models? State...

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Patricia Arquette’s Cannes Drama ‘The Wannabe’ Lands Entertainment One for US Distribution

Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli also star in Nick Sandow’s film about a mafia-obsessed duo. Entertainment One has scooped up U.S. distribution rights for “The Wannabe,” Patricia Arquette‘s first film since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Boyhood” in February, TheWrap has learned. Co-starring “Boardwalk Empire”‘s Vincent Piazza and “The Sopranos” alum Michael Imperioli, director Nick Sandow’s drama follows a duo obsessed with American mafia culture. Martin Scorsese served as an executive producer, with lead producers in Piazza, Lizzie Nastro and Michael Gasparro. Dean Devlin and Traction Media are also billed as EPs, with Electric Entertainment fully financing the project. Devlin’s Electric sales outfit continues to shop international rights at the Cannes Film Market. Piazza’s character attempts to fix the jury in the real-life 1990s prosecution of John Gotti, when best laid plans go awry and he and Arquette’s local gal get some authentic mob action of their own. The film was first shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. “Piazza is believably pathetic – and as the tougher, smarter, but no less damaged part of this odd couple, Patricia Arquette creates a touching portrait of a woman who can only tough it out for so long before she too reaches for a way to escape,” TheWrap’s Steve Pond wrote at Tribeca in April. Sandow be seen in front of the camera come June, when “Orange Is The New Black” returns for a third outing on Netflix. He plays a jailer with a soft spot for the inmates on the Taylor Schilling series.   Click here for the original article....

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New PBS American Drama MERCY STREET to Star Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Gary Cole

New PBS American Drama MERCY STREET to Star Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety and Norbert Leo Butz Image: MERCY STREET, Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) (credit: courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS)   – Also Features Shalita Grant, Jack Falahee, McKinley Belcher III, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, Cameron Monaghan, Hannah James, Among Others; With Special Guest Star Cherry Jones – – PBS Announces Acclaimed Directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb for Scott Free Executive Produced Series – – Award-Winning Creative Team Includes Ridley Scott, David Zabel, Lisa Quijano Wolfinger and David W. Zucker – – Electric Entertainment currently selling international rights to MERCY STREET – ARLINGTON, VA; April 29, 2015 – Today, PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCYSTREET. The series is executive produced by Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Thelma &Louise) and David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife”) of Scott Free, and Lisa Q. Wolfinger (“Desperate Crossing, The untold story of the Mayflower”) and David Zabel (“ER”). Filmed on location in Virginia, the six-part series is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. The series will join a robust Sunday night drama lineup on PBS in winter 2016, including the final season of “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment secured all foreign rights to the series early in the process, and will continue to sell international territories. MERCYSTREET cast in leading roles includes: • MaryElizabethWinstead (“The Returned,” “Smashed,” TheSpectacularNow) as Nurse Mary Phinney, a feisty New Englander and widow who is a newcomer at Mansion House Hospital. • JoshRadnor (“How I Met Your Mother,” LiberalArts, Broadway’s Disgraced) as Jedediah Foster, the civilian contract surgeon who grew up in a privileged Southern slave-owning household as the son of a wealthy Maryland landowner. • GaryCole (“Veep,” “The Good Wife,” “Entourage”) as James Green, Sr., patriarch of the Green family, struggling to maintain his family business while living in an occupied city. • PeterGerety (Syriana, CharlieWilson’sWar, Flight, God’sPocket, “The Wire,” “Prime Suspect”) as Dr. Alfred Summers, chief surgeon at Mansion House, who has risen to the rank of major by virtue of his age,...

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Electric Entertainment’s “The Librarians” is nominated for 3 Saturn Awards including Best Limited Run Television Series, Best Actress in a Television Series and Best Guest Performance in a Television Series

Los Angeles, CA (March 4, 2015) – It was announced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films on Tuesday that Electric Entertainment’s The Librarians has been nominated for three Saturn Awards, including Best Limited Run Television Series. Series star Rebecca Romijn, who plays Eve Baird on the show, has been nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, and John Larroquette, who portrays Jenkins, was nominated as Best Guest Performance in a Television Series. The awards will be presented on June 25th in Burbank, CA. The Librarians debuted with chart-topping number last December and went on to finish the year as basic cable’s #2 new series of 2014. The show’s success extends across TNT’s multiple platforms, with each week’s episode reaching an average of 11.4 million viewers through linear telecasts, DVR playback and VOD, digital and mobile viewing. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch later this year. Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT’s movie trilogy. The Librarians is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah...

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‘Independence Day 2’ Casts ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Star Jessie Usher

Jessie Usher, the lead of Starz’s series Survivor’s Remorse, has been cast in Fox’s sequel Independence Day 2. Liam Hemsworth has also been cast in in a lead role and Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role from the original. It has been nearly 20 years since the Will Smith-starring sci-fi film hit theaters, grossing more than $800 million worldwide at the box office. Director Roland Emmerich will return to helm the film. Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996. Dean Devlin, Emmerich and Harald Kloser are producing. Independence Day 2 is a big get for Usher, who will play a central character in the new film as the son of Smith’s character. Smith’s role in the first blockbuster helped establish him as a star, kicking his career up to the next level. Usher stars in the Lebron James-produced Starz series Survivor’s Remorse as Cam Calloway, a basketball player who moves with his family to Atlanta after he signs a pro contract. The first season premiered Oct. 4, 2014, and Starz quickly renewed the show for a second season, which will air later this year. The rising star’s film credits includes TriStar football drama When the Game Stands Tall, which hit theaters in August. On the TV side, he previously starred in the Cartoon Network’s series Level Up. He’s repped by Paradigm and Williams...

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TNT Renews ‘The Librarians’ For Season 2

Written by: Shelli Weinstein (for the original article, click HERE) Flynn Carsen and his team of Librarians will continue their mission to save the world each week — twice before Friday. TNT has renewed “The Librarians” for a second season. The cabler announced Thursday a 10-episode order for the second installment of the fantasy adventure series, set to air later this year. A continuation of Turner’s “Librarian” movie franchise, the television series centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting the unknowing world from a secret, magical reality. Noah Wyle will reprise his role as Librarian Flynn Carsen with Rebecca Romijn as his guardian, and Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Kim, as the newest generation of Librarians. John Larroquette returns as their reluctant yet supportive caretaker Jenkins. The series’ first season saw the young Librarians outwit a Minotaur, save Santa, and destroy an app more evil than Candy Crush, all while battling the Serpent Brotherhood, set on releasing magic back into the world for villainous purposes. “The Librarians” premiered in Dec., as the most-watched new cable series of 2014, topping TNT’s “The Last Ship” and FX’s “The Strain,” with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and roughly 5.4 million viewers overall. The series is produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment with exec producers Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah...

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Electric Entertainment closes multiple territories on thriller starring Anthony Hopkins

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has closed multiple territories on the thriller Go With Me starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta and Hal Halbrook. Go With Me is in post in Sweden and centres on a woman who turns to a former logger and his sidekick to take on a bullying local crime lord in a Pacific Northwest town. Deals have closed in Spain (Corbi Media), Latin America (California Filmes), Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria (Grandview Castle), Taiwan (CMC), Middle East (Eagle), Turkey (Central Park), Israel (Shoval) and former-Yugoslavia (Cinemania). Fox acquired select Southeast Asian territories, Mnet has picked up in South Africa and Entertainment In Motion will handle international airlines. Electric and Enderby Entertainment co-finance the project, which Daniel Alfredson directs from Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs’ adaptation of the book by Castle Freman Jr. Rick Dugdale produces for Enderby Entertainment alongside Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Gregory Jacobs and Hopkins. Electric’s EFM slate include SXSW 2014 selection Before I Disappear from writer-director Shawn Christensen. Read the article...

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‘Stargate’ Remake Finds Its Writers

Stargate, the relaunch of the 1990s Roland Emmerich sci-fi film property from MGM and Warner Bros., has found its writers. Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are in final negotiations to pen the script of what is intended to be the first of a trilogy that Emmerich is slated to direct. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the original movie with Emmerich, is producing. The duo are relatively new writers and they recently worked with Emmerich writing on Fox’s Independence Day 2, with the studio greenlighting the movie off their draft. Emmerich warmed up to Wright and Woods when his Centropolis Entertainment banner picked up a secret action thriller from the duo. Stargate told of the discovery of a circular device that creates a wormhole allowing for scientists and military person to a distant world, where they discover an enslaved people who are descendants from ancient Egyptians. The movie, which starred Kurt Russell and James Spader, launched several TV series. Wright and Woods are repped by WME. Wright is additionally repped by Mel McKeon and Laura Myones at McKeon-Myones Management. Woods is managed by Christina Karakasidis at Thruline Entertainment. Read the original article...

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Egyptian Star Amr Waked Joins ‘Geostorm’ Cast

Egyptian multihyphenate Amr Waked (“Lucy”) has joined the cast of Gerard Butler sci-fi blockbuster “Geostorm,” in which he will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function. “Geostorm,” which is currently shooting in New Orleans, will mark the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing with Skydance Productions. Key American cast besides Butler includes Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and child actor Sterling Jerins. Warner Bros. has slated the sci-fi action thriller, centered on catastrophic climate change that endangers the world’s survival, for release on Oct. 21, 2016. Waked’s character in “Geostorm,” is named Ray Dussette, an intimidating and rugged security expert with little patience for error and stupidity who works hard to keep everyone safe, according to pic’s publicity notes. Waked, who is Egypt’s biggest international star, played the bemused French narcotics cop in “Lucy” and more recently appeared as an advisor to Mongol King Kublai Khan in TWC/Netflix TV series “Marco Polo.” His previous roles include star turns in “Syriana,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” and the BBC’s “House of Saddam” mini-series. Waked is a political activist and producer via his ZAD production shingle which sheperded fellow Egyptian director Ibrahim El Batout’s Cairo-set organ trafficking thriller “El Ott,” in which he stars as a gangster searching for his kidnapped daughter. “El Ott” recently launched in Egypt and other Middle East territories via Falcon and is seeking distribution in Europe. Read the original article...

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Electric Entertainment Picks Up International Rights on new PBS Drama Series

Los Angeles, CA (January 20, 2015) – It was announced today that Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has taken all foreign rights to a new untitled PBS Civil War historical drama, which is slated to join the network’s Sunday night drama lineup. The six-part series, which is a unique blend of hospital drama and family saga, will be shot in Virginia and is scheduled for a winter 2016 premiere. The project was brought into Electric Entertainment by Jernej Razen, Vice President, Acquisitions and Development.  The sales team, including Head of International Sales and Distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska, will introduce the series to foreign buyers at the upcoming NATPE in Miami. “Everything aired on PBS is of the utmost quality and has meaningful content.  We are proud to be associated with them on this series,” said Mehandjiyska. Based on true stories, the new drama follows two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War. Mary Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a willful young Confederate belle, collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war. As the boundaries of medicine are being explored and expanded, the role of women is also broadening. Here, in the collision of a wartime medical drama and a family saga of conflicted loyalties and moral dilemmas, the series plays out a story of the highest stakes. Executive produced by Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Thelma & Louise), David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife”) and Lisa Q. Wolfinger (“Desperate Crossing, The untold story of theMayflower”) and written by David Zabel (“ER”), the new drama is set against the backdrop of doctors and female nurses valiantly struggling to save lives while facing their own trials and tribulations. The intersection of North and South within the confines of a small occupied city creates a rich world that is chaotic, conflicted, corrupt, dynamic and even hopeful — a cauldron within which these characters strive, fight, love, laugh, betray, sacrifice and, at times, act like scoundrels. In the end, Mary and Emma will learn a vital lesson in a country split in two and ravaged by war:  Blood is neither blue nor grey — it is all one color. The series is created by Lisa Q. Wolfinger and David Zabel and based on research conducted...

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“Kel & Cal” included in IndieWire’s Best Films of 2014

1) “Under the Skin” 2) “Whiplash” 3) “Snowpiercer” 4) “The Grand Budapest Hotel” 5) “I Origins” 6) “Kelly & Cal” 7) “The Great Museum” 8) “Ida” 9) “Edge of Tomorrow” 10) “Belle” Click HERE for the original...

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TV Ratings: ‘The Librarians’ Hits New 2014 High for TNT

The launch outdoes summer’s ‘Last Ship’ among cable premieres TNT is ending 2014 on a high note. After a summer of well-received original series debuts, its latest launch (The Librarians) has outperformed even The Last Ship. An extension of the successful series of Librarian telepics, the series bowed Sunday night with an average 5.4 million viewers tuning into the two-hour broadcast. That’s just a hair above The Last Ship’s live-plus-same day premiere haul of 5.3 million viewers, meaning The Librarians now ranks as the most-watched cable debut of 2014. With an encore, the series totaled 7.3 million viewers — and pulled 2.9 million adults 25-54 and 23. million adults 18-49. The Librarians was ordered to series in April, part of an increasing lean on genre that looks to be further solidified by the recent appointment of Kevin Reilly as TNT and TBS’ entertainment chief. Last Ship, Murder in the First and Legends are other TNT 2014 additions to get the greenlight for sophomore seasons. To read the original article, click here....

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The Librarians Worldwide Premiere Dates released

Please see below for the dates, channels, and time The Librarians series premiere worldwide. UK Syfy 8 Dec 2014 / Mon @ 8PM Germany UC June 15, 2015 / TBA France Syfy 28 Feb 15 / TBA Spain Syfy 8 Dec 14 / Mon @ 10:25PM Portugal Syfy 8 Dec 14 / Mon @ 10:20PM Benelux Syfy 8 Dec 14 / Mon @ 11:00PM Romania / Balkans Diva 8 Dec 14 / Mon @ 9:00PM South East Asia Universal Channel 8 Dec 14 / Mon @ 9:00PM Australia Universal Channel 9 Dec 14 / Tues @ 8:30PM Latin America Universal Channel 8 Dec 14 / Mon @...

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‘Independence Day’ Sequel Gets 20th Century Fox Greenlight

The Independence Day sequel has a greenlight from 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Director Roland Emmerich is in negotiations to direct the sequel to the 1996 Will Smith blockbuster. Producer Dean Devlin, who worked on the original film, shared the development on his Twitter account on Wednesday. Emmerich, Devlin and Harald Kloser are producing the film. While there has been no casting information shared about the film thus far, Jeff Goldblum said in an October interview with Time that he had been in talks with Emmerich and Devlin about appearing in the sequel. No word on whether Smith will appear in the film. Emmerich said last year that the star will not be present for the follow-up. The sequel is set for release on June 24, 2016, which would be just short of twenty years since the original title was released on July 3, 1996. The original film grossed more than $800 million worldwide at the box office. Read the article...

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Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta to join Anthony Hopkins in “Go With Me”. Electric is co-financing the project.

Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta are joining Anthony Hopkins’ action-drama “Go With Me.” Electric Entertainment will be selling international rights at the upcoming American Film Market. Shooting will begin in British Columbia in mid-November. The story is set in a Pacific Northwest logging community and centers on a young woman newly returned to her hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by a crimelord who operates with impunity. She enlists the help of an ex-logger, played by Hopkins, and his laconic young sidekick. Electric Entertainment is co-financing with Enderby Entertainment. “Go With Me” is based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr. and will be directed by Daniel Alfredson (“The Girl Who Played with Fire”) from an adaptation by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs. The producers are Hopkins, Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group and Gregory Jacobs. Stiles stars in Participant’s upcoming supernatural thriller “Out of the Dark” along with Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea. Liotta stars in “Kill the Messenger” opposite Jeremy Renner. Read the original article HERE.  ...

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Electric books Librarians deals at MIPCOM

Electric Entertainment has secured deals with multiple territories for Electric-produced TV series The Librarians, including the remainder of English-language markets such as Australia, Canada and South Africa.  In addition to the NBC Universal Pay TV sale for more than 100 territories, the series has sold to Bell Media for Canada, Fox for Sweden and Norway, TV Plus for Poland, TV 2 for Hungary, Icon Film Distribution for Australia/NZ, Daro for South Africa and Gravity for the CIS. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) reprises his role from The Librarians movie trilogy as a recurring character in the series, which stars Rebecca Romijn (X-Men). Electric Entertainment held a special screening at Mipcom in Cannes this week for buyers of the first two episodes of the show, with Romijn in attendance. The Librarians is scheduled to make its US debut on TNT on Dec 7. In the series, Romijin is joined by Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Kim as protectors of the world’s mystical treasures with John Larroquette playing their reluctant caretaker. Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin reprise their characters from the movie trilogy in the premiere. Matt Frewer (Falling Skies) is also set to play a recurring role. The Librarians centres on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library in New York dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. The group solves mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artefacts from around the world, which include the Ark of the Covenant, the Judas Chalice and Excalibur. The Librarians franchise of movies began in 2004, with sequels in 2006 and 2008. The series is executive produced by Wyle, Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Read original article...

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Electric Entertainment To Co-Fi Anthony Hopkins Pic ‘Go With Me’

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment will co-finance and take world rights to Go With Me, a Daniel Alfredson-directed adaptation of the Castle Freeman Jr novel. The film will star Anthony Electric Entertainment logoHopkins. Pic will be sold at AFM. Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs wrote the script, and Rick Dugdale will produce with Lindsay Williams, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Gregory Jacobs. Hopkins  also will be a producer. It’s a modern fable set in the Pacific Northwest logging community. A young woman returns to her hometown and is harassed by an ex-cop-turned-violent crime lord who runs the town. She enlists an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his sidekick to stand up to him. Alfredson helmed the Millennium Trilogy from Stieg Larsson. Source:...

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TNT’s ‘The Librarians’ To Premiere December 7th

TNT has firmed up a launch date for The Librarians. The series – which hails from executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Noah Wyle and Marc Roskin – will kick off its 10 episode first season on Sunday December 7th at 8/7c, TVWise has learned. The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. This group solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artifacts from around the world. The organisation consists of Caretaker Jenkins and Librarian Flynn Carsen, who has recruited four people to aid him in his task. Those four are Eve Baird, Jake Stone, Cassandra and Ezekiel Jones. The series is produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and is a follow up to TNT’s Librarian film franchise. That franchise consisted of three films (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice) which starred Falling Skies alum Noah Wyle and aired between 2004 and 2008. Wyle is reprising his role in the series and is part of a cast that also includes Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Larroquette, Lindy Booth, John Kim, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin and Matt Frewer. In addition to airing on TNT in the United States, The Librarians is also set to air globally in December following a deal between Universal Networks International and Electric Entertainment, which will see the series launching day and date on UNI’s Universal Channel in more than 120 countries – including the UK. To read the full article, click...

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THE LIBRARIANS to premiere in New York Comic Con!

Look! Up in the Javits Center! It’s cleavage-baring zombies! It’s red-booted Wonder Women! It’s the New York Comic Con! The East Coast’s biggest pop-culture convention opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, filling a space the size of three football fields with discussion panels, preview screenings and booth after booth of comics and games and toys. Last year, more than 133,000 comic lovers jammed into the convention, said its Web site, making it one of the largest events in Gotham City. This year’s con kicked off with a tribute to “Batman” actor Adam West and previews of the Disney movies “Tomorrowland” and “Big Hero 6.” On Friday, TNT will premiere “The Librarians,” a series based on a TV movie franchise and featuring a group of librarians on a mission to protect ancient artifacts. Cast members including Christian Kane and Rebecca Romijn will do a panel. Marvel and DC Comics are both celebrating 75 year anniversaries — for the Guardians of the Galaxy and for Batman, respectively — in panels in the afternoon. Saturday’s events include a talk by “Star Trek” and “X-Men” star Patrick Stewart. Sunday is Kids Day, with a cast reunion of “The Karate Kid” and a Cartoon Network panel. Read the full article...

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‘Instructions Not Included’ Star Eugenio Derbez Joins ‘Geostorm’

The sci-fi adventure film stars Gerard Butler Instructions Not Included star Eugenio Derbez has joined Warner Bros.’ sci-fi adventure film Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler. Dean Devlin, who wrote the screenplay, will make his feature directorial debut with the film. He previously co-wrote Independence Day and 1998’s Godzilla. The story follows a satellite designer (Butler) who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. Geostorm was being developed independently by David Ellison’s Skydance Productions before Warner Bros. picked it up. Skydance remains involved and is producing with Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. Ellison is producing with Skydance’s Dana Goldberg and Electric partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Paul Schwake will exec produce. Drew Crevello and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing for the studio.   To read the full article, click...

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Mipcom Briefs: France Télévisions Checks Out ‘The Librarians’

On the eve of the Mipcom TV market which kicks off in Cannes next weekend, Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has closed a key deal for its 10-episode drama The Librarians. France Télévisions has acquired the free TV, VOD, DTO and home video rights in France. The series starts airing in the U.S. on TNT on December 7. It’s a follow-up to the network’s hit movie trilogy and stars Rebecca Romijn with Noah Wyle in a recurring role. He toplined the movies and is exec producing the series with Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Universal Networks International has rights to the UK and other territories in a six month pay-TV window with broadcast and free to follow. Electric is handling all sales rights. The France Télévisions deal is the first of them. Electric will hold a special screening of the first two episodes at Mipcom on October 13 with Romijn in attendance. For more: Read the Full...

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Katheryn Winnick Boards WB & Skydance’s ‘Geostorm’

Katheryn Winnick has joined the cast of Geostorm, the 2016 environmental disaster pic from Warner Bros. and Skydance Productions. Gerard Butler stars as a man sent into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a cataclysmic storm capable of destroying the planet. Winnick will play Olivia, ex-wife to Jake (Butler) and mother of Hannah. Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, and Abbie Cornish are also starring in the Dean Devlin-helmed picture which Devlin, Skydance Productions, and Electric Entertainment are producing. Devlin has scripting credit with Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney and is gearing up to begin filming next month in New Orleans. Winnick’s recent films include Love And Other Drugs and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. She’ll reprise her role as the warrioress Lagertha on History’s Vikings and is repped by CAA....

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Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish Joins Gerard Butler in ‘Geostorm’

Warner Bros. and Skydance are behind the movie, which is eyeing an October shoot in New Orleans. The story centers on a stubborn but charming satellite designer (Butler) who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother (Sturgess) to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. As the designer heads into space, the brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president. Cornish will play Sturgess’ girlfriend, a Secret Service agent. Harris will play the secretary of state with Garcia taking the Oval Office as the president. The script was originally written by Dean Devlin and was also worked on by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing via Skydance. Also producing are Devlin’s partners at Electric Entertainment, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Drew Crevello and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing for the studio. Sturgess was one of the stars in the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas and has several films in the can, including London Fields, a British thriller that counts Theo James, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in its cast. He is repped by CAA and Garricks in the U.K. Cornish (WME, Untitled Entertainment, Australia’s International Casting Service) recently appeared in Robocop and TV’s Klondike and last shot the Colin Farrell thriller Solace. Harris is part of the cast of Snowpiercer and has Warners’ Run All Night awaiting a 2015 release. He is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham. Garcia, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, is currently on screens with Fox’s Let’s Be Cops....

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Electric Entertainment hires Jernej Razen

DEAN DEVLIN’S ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT HIRES JERNEJ RAZEN AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT Executive to Acquire Film & Television Projects for Electric’s International Sales Division Electric Entertainment, the film and television production company/studio headed by producer Dean Devlin, announced today it has brought Jernej Razen on board as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for the company’s International Sales Division. Razen, as head of Acquisitions for the company’s foreign sales arm, will work closely with Electric’s Head of International Distribution, Sonia Mehandjiyska, in acquiring projects for the company’s distribution and sales slate. He will also be instrumental in finding and developing projects for Electric’s production side. Razen is a 10 year veteran of the entertainment industry who most recently served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Relativity Media where he helped oversee the domestic acquisition and distribution of such films as ACT OF VALOR and DON JON, as well as the development of a number of the studio’s projects. Previous to Relativity, Razen held a post at Industry Entertainment where he served as an associate producer on Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR anthology series. Devlin’s sales outfit recently sold international rights to the TV series THE LIBRARIANS, which will premiere on TNT domestically this year, to Universal International Television. They have acquired international sales rights to award-winning SXSW title KELLY & CAL, as well as the SXSW Audience Award winner BEFORE I DISAPPEAR and the Terrence Malick-produced film THE BETTER ANGELS. They are also selling the Sundance favorite GOD’S POCKET, a recent IFC Films release, which was the directing debut of Mad Men’s John Slattery and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro and Christina Hendricks and THE WANNABE, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Dean Devlin and Traction Media, and stars Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli. The company will be presenting to international buyers several theatrical titles including BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, KELLY & CAL and THE BETTER ANGELS. Devlin begins shooting his feature directorial debut, GEOSTORM, this fall in New Orleans, which he is producing with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel...

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Electric hosted as Clackamas County celebrates film industry

Clackamas County celebrates film industry On June 28, about 250 invited guests received a backstage tour of a network television program being produced in Clackamas County. The invitation-only event for the Oregon Media Production Association was hosted by Electric Entertainment, and sponsored by Clackamas County Business and Economic Development Department, Tourism and Cultural Affairs and PGE. Guests were treated to an exclusive tour of the set of the upcoming TNT television series “The Librarians.” A portion of the 10-episode series is being filmed at a warehouse in the Clackamas Industrial Area. The show’s production is projected to create approximately 750 full-time jobs held almost exclusively by Oregonians and infuse about $26 million into the local economy. “The Librarians” premieres Dec. 7 on TNT. Electric Entertainment has been involved in the filming of previous TNT series, including “Leverage” which ran for five seasons. Working with the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, Clackamas County provides support to the film, video and multimedia industry to support the industry’s investment in the County. The economic development team is responsible for marketing and attracting media-related businesses to the County. An example of that support and assistance is the countywide permitting process that simplified and streamlined the permitting process for potential film locations within the County, which recently received a National Association of Counties Achievement Award. For more information, please contact Catherine Comer, Business and Economic Development Manager at 503-742-4303 or...

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TNT Greenlights Action-Packed Drama Series The Librarians, Starring Rebecca Romijn and Executive-Produced by Dean Devlin

TNT Greenlights Action-Packed Drama Series The Librarians, Starring Rebecca Romijn and Executive-Produced by Dean Devlin Noah Wyle to Executive-Produce and Reprise Recurring Role from The Librarian Movie Trilogy Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim and John Larroquette to Star in Series, With Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin Set to Reprise Recurring Roles and Matt Frewer to Recur. TNT is returning to the world of its hit movie franchise The Librarian with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, TNT’s King & Maxwell) is set to lead the cast of the new series, which is entitled The Librarians. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) will executive-produce and play a recurring role in the series, reprising his role as Flynn Carsen from TNT’s movie trilogy. Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) are set to round out the cast as the newest protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) slated to play their reluctant caretaker. Guest-starring in recurring roles will be Emmy winners Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory, The Bob Newhart Show) and Jane Curtin (Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun), reprising their characters from the movie trilogy. Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, Falling Skies) is also set to play a recurring role. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of The Librarians, with plans to launch the series in late 2014. “The Librarian movies have been a huge success for TNT, and we jumped at the opportunity to build a series around the incredible world Dean Devlin and his creative partners created,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re especially excited to have such an extraordinary cast behind The Librarians, and we’re grateful to have them on board as part of TNT’s continued expansion into the action-adventure genre.” The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. This group solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artifacts from around the world. Among the artifacts housed...

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‘The Librarians’ TV Series to Premiere Worldwide With Universal Networks International

Universal Networks International announced Wednesday that the Electric Entertainment-produced TV series “The Librarians” is coming to Universal Channel in over 100 countries. The show’s worldwide debut will come within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on TNT in December. Universal Channel viewers in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America will all be able to tune in to the new series timed to the U.S. premiere. Based on the TNT TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” the 10-episode drama series features “Falling Skies” actor Noah Wyle reprising his role from the movie series alongside Rebecca Romijn and a cast that includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin — who appeared in the original series — as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer. Click HERE for the Full...

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Roland Emmerich to Direct ‘Stargate’ Movie for MGM, Warner Bros.

MGM and Warner Bros. are partnering with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 movie “Stargate,” it was announced Thursday by MGM chairman/CEO Gary Barber. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct, while Devlin will produce. “We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original ‘Stargate,’ to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations. ‘Stargate’ is one of the biggest titles in MGM’s vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate,” said Barber. Read the full...

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Electric Entertainment Secures $50 Million in Funding

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has secured $50 million in a combination of corporate and production credit facilities from First Republic Bank. The funds will assist Electric Entertainment’s expanding operations in TV and feature film production along with its worldwide sales and distribution arm. The company is currently developing TNT series The Librarians, based on the popular series of made-for-TV films. Starring Rebecca Romijn and John Laroquette, the show began shooting in April. The series is being sold internationally by Electric’s new sales and distribution division and is slated to premiere on TNT later this year. Electric Entertainment, along with Skydance Productions, is producing Devlin’s directorial debut, Geostorm, with Gerard Butler to star. Warner Bros. recently acquired the project and has scheduled it for release on March 25, 2016. Click here for the rest of the...

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Electric Takes on International Sales of “Kelly & Cal”

IFC Films has taken all North American rights on SXSW Gamechanger Award winner Kelly & Cal, a first time feature by Jen McGowan. At the same time, Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has picked up all international rights and will sell the pic in Cannes. Juliette Lewis stars in the comedy/drama that was penned by Amy Lowe Starbin.  Full article...

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Electric Sells Boys of Abu Ghraib to UK

8 April, 2014 | By Jeremy Kay at Screen Daily EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has closed multiple territories including a UK deal for the military thriller Boys Of Abu Ghraib. Head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska has licensed rights to 4 Digital Media for the UK, Anchor Bay for Australia/New Zealand and Daro for South Africa. Mehandjiyska will continue sales in Cannes next month. Vertical Entertainment handles the current US release of Boys Of Abu Ghraib, Luke Moran’s feature directorial debut about a friendship between a US solider and an Iraqi detainee at the notorious prison. Moran stars with Sean Astin, Sara Paxton and John Heard. Edward Zwick presents the film with Marshall Herskovitz, who served as executive producer alongside Rogan Donelly. Electric Entertainment’s international sales and distribution division launched last year at the AFM and the slate include AJ Edwards’ The Better Angels, John Slattery’s Sundance entry God’s Pocket, Hannah Espia’s Transit and The Wannabe, on which Devlin serves as executive producer with Martin...

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Dean Devlin’s sales division at Electric Entertainment has hired Nolan Pielak to work out of the newly opened Vancouver office.

Pielak will handle film and television sales in conjunction with Electric’s LA-based head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska. The new arrival will also focus on expanding production and business opportunities in Canada. He most recently served as president of international distribution at Vancouver-based Joker Films and prior to that was head of sales at Keystone Entertainment. Pielak began at Franchise Pictures and later became president of international distribution at Dream Entertainment. “Nolan and I started in the business at the same time and I have valued his opinion for years as a peer,” said Mehandjiyska. “Working together will be a seamless experience.” “I’m so thrilled about Electric and all the new possibilities with the expansion into Canada,” said Pielak. “Dean has an extremely accomplished production and development team, complete with their own state-of-the-art post and VFX facilities and now with the new sales arm, the final piece is in place.” Electric’s international sales and distribution division launched last year at the AFM and the slate includes The Better Angels, Sundance premiere God’s Pocket starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and The Wannabe. Click here to read the rest of the...

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Electric captures The Better Angels

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment Cannes slate is taking shape as the company anounced (18) it has picked up international rights to The Better Angels. Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley and Braydon Denney star in the lyrical evocation of the early childhood years of Abraham Lincoln. Longtime Terrence Malick collaborator A J Edwards makes his feature directorial debut. Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska will bring the title to Cannes and Amplify will distribute in the US later in the year. Full article...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Film ‘God’s Pocket’ Gets U.K. Deal

Arrow Films will handle British distribution of one of the late actor’s final movies. Arrow Films has secured all U.K. rights to John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The U.K. independent banner sealed the deal with Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment for what proved to be one of Hoffman’s final turns before his death. The story revolves around Hoffman’s character, Mickey, who tries to cover up the accidental death of his insane stepson Leon played by Caleb Landry Jones. FC Films will release the movie May 9 in the U.S. in theaters before a VOD rollout begins May 14. The film was at the center of a bidding frenzy for foreign rights after debuting at this year’s Sundance. Electric got the deal and took it to the European Film Market in Berlin, with the project attracting even more attention after Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment. Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska negotiated the deal with Tom Stewart, acquisitions director for Arrow Films. “Upon seeing the film for the first time, I was so compelled by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s performance and John Slattery’s take on the material that I made it a point to personally pursue the rights for our company,” said Electric CEO Devlin. Read full article...

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Boys of Abu Ghraib Theatrical Release

Catch the amazing thriller “THE BOYS OF ABU GHRAIB”, coming soon to a theater near you! DMA Theater Address City, St Zip Release Date Chicago AMC Village Crossing 7018 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077 3/28/2014 Houston AMC Gulf Pointe 11801 S Sam Houston Pkwy E Houston, TX 77089 3/28/2014 San Francisco AMC Metreon 135 4th St San Francisco, CA 94103 3/28/2014 Washington DC AMC Hoffman 206 Swamp Fox Rd Alexandria, VA 22314 3/28/2014 Philadelphia AMC Neshaminy 3900 Rockhill Dr Bensalem, PA 19020 3/28/2014 Atlanta AMC Parkway Point 3102 Cobb Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30339 3/28/2014 Phoenix AMC Arizona Center 565 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004 3/28/2014 Denver AMC Arapahoe Crossing 6696 S Parker Rd Aurora, CO 80016 3/28/2014 Orlando AMC Universal Cineplex 6000 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819...

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Watch Now: Boys of Abu Ghraib

Watch now before it’s in theaters! From the Producers of Blood Diamond comes a dramatic thriller about a forbidden friendship between an American soldier and an Iraqi detainee during the scandal in notorious prison: Abu Ghraib. Click on the link below to access In Demand. BOYS OF ABU GHRAIB Running Time: 1:44 Genre: action, Indies Rating: R Cast: Sean Astin, John...

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TNT Eyes ‘The Librarian’ Series; Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart & Jane Curtin May Return

A long-gestating series offshoot from TNT’s successful The Librarian original movies is inching closer to a green light as a 10-episode, straight-to-series at TNT. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, which was behind the three Librarian movies, would be back as producer, partnering with the movies’ star Noah Wyle, who is in early talks to serve as an executive producer as well as reprise his role as Flynn Carsen in several episodes as he has a full-time job on TNT’s hit series Falling Skies. Also eyed to reprise their roles from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin. Tentatively titled The Librarians, the proposed series would revolve around a group of younger men and women eager to become Flynn’s successor as the protector of secret artifacts. The green light for the series is cast-contingent, hinging on finding an actress for the lead role of a strong, ass-kicking woman. I hear the character is conceived as British, with actresses like Melissa George and Rhona Mitra as prototypes.   […] Devlin teamed with John Rogers, co-creator of Devlin’s long-running TNT series Leverage, and approached TNT with an outline for a 10-episode series. I hear Rogers has written a two-hour opening episode. With TNT interested, Wyle, who was the heart of the movie franchise, was approached about joining the project. Because of his starring role on Falling Skies, a full-time return was out of the question, with talks focusing on him executive producing and doing multiple episodes. I hear that, if a deal is reached, Wyle would appear in the opening two-hour episode, which will be directed by Devlin, and possibly in the last two episodes, something his schedule on Falling Skies would permit. He also might direct an episode. Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin in April in Oregon, where Electric Entertainment shot Leverage. I hear Devlin and Wyle met with the Governor of Oregon to personally lobby for a tax credit on the project, which they were successful in landing. If everything goes according to plan, I hearThe Librarian would air in late 2014, likely in TNT’s popcorn entertainment/adventure Sunday slot where Falling Skies currently airs. READ THE FULL ARTICLE...

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