Chandra Levy Limited Series in Development at TNT

The Chandra Levy case is the latest true-crime mystery to get the TV treatment, Variety has confirmed. A limited series on Levy’s murder is currently in development at TNT as a co-production between Turner and Sony Pictures Television, written and executive produced by Keith Huff. Lawrence Kasdan, Judith Verno and Diane Sokolow are attached to executive produce,… Read more »

Howard Dean: Donald Trump Is Our Brexit – TCA

GOP nominee Donald Trump can get away with saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose votes because people are really angry, said the politician whose candidacy was mortally wounded by a nutty scream during a speech.
“This campaign is about globalization, about Brexit,” former Vermont Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean said at TCA, while promoting PBS’s eight-part series The Contenders: 16 for 16. “Globalization is wonderful for young people who…

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Howard Dean Explains Donald Trump’s Rise: ‘People Don’t Care’

As the former governor of Vermont, a former presidential candidate and the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean has been deeply involved in several national election cycles. When he looks at the current presidential election, he sees the rise of Donald Trump as part of a worldwide trend — one driven by… Read more »

HBO Orders Alan Ball Family Drama to Series

HBO has given a series order to a new project from “True Blood” executive producer Alan Ball, Variety has confirmed. The untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child.  This seemingly perfect, progressive family is… Read more »

‘Superior Donuts’: Darien Sills-Evans & Anna Baryshnikov Cast In New CBS Pilot

Darien Sills-Evans (HBO’s Treme) and Anna Baryshnikov (Wiener-Dog) have been cast as regulars opposite Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch in CBS‘ multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Fowler starrer Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project with some character and casting changes.
Written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily…

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Jason Eisener has lined up his next movie and it sounds pretty wild!

The movie’s called New York City Outlaws and it’s about a team of vigilantes who takes on criminals while the police are on strike!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. EW has some interesting news today regarding the next project from Hobo With A Shotgun’s Jason Eisener. It’s called New York City Outlaws and it’s based on a comic book series.
This thing sounds like it’s in Eisener’s wheelhouse. It’s about vigilantes who rise up against crime when the NYC police are on strike. I can already see the neon lighting and grime from the gutters on everything.
Eisener is one of the nicest dudes making movies out there, so I’m happy for him. I’m also happy that he’s teamed up with Austin’s own Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly. These guys know punk exploitation flicks inside and out, so I have no doubt that the script is gloriously fucked up.
Congrats, guys! Do us genre lovers proud!
-Eric Vespe”Quint” quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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HBO Orders New Alan Ball Series, Extends Overall Deal With ‘Six Feet Under’ Creator

EXCLUSIVE: Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball is returning to the family drama genre with a new project, which has received a series order by HBO. This marks the first project under a new two-year overall deal Ball has signed with HBO where he has been for more than 15 years.
Created by Ball, the untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their…

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Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will be One Movie, Not Two

Disney has confirmed that it will make only one “Avengers: Infinity” movie rather than the two it had announced previously. Disney said on Friday that it still plans to release Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” as planned on May 4, 2018. But what was slated to be the second part in that story, “Avengers: Infinity War… Read more »

Chandra Levy Limited Series From Lawrence Kasdan In Works At TNT

The Chandra Levy case, which is back in the headlines this week, is the subject of a limited series in development at TNT. The project, executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan, is co-produced by Sony Pictures TV and Turner.
Keith Huff (American Crime, House of Cards) is writing the script based on the book Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham and Sara Horowitz. Kasdan and Huff executive produce with Judith Verno and Diane Sokolow. Kasdan may…

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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day – From the Making of Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer!

The Rocketeer takes flight thanks to some special effects help from his tiny counterpart!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Since yesterday saw the rather exciting news that Disney is relaunching Rocketeer I figured why not take a look back at the making of Joe Johnston’s ahead-of-its-time rah-rah patriotic superhero flick. When you go back and watch The Rocketeer today you see why it was the biggest no-brainer that Johnston directed the first Captain America movie.
What’s interesting to me, in a historical sense, about looking at The Rocketeer today is that it was made during the height of Tim Burton’s Batman. Everything quasi-comic book related at that time pretty much had to look like Burton’s exaggerated universe. Dick Tracy is a prime example. But Johnston’s Rocketeer had a throw back quality to it. It didn’t look like the other movies of its type at that time.
As a result that movie feels a little more timeless in retrospect than the other films of the era. It’s helped greatly by the incredible score, but I think its secret weapon is how closely it sticks to the design of The Rocketeer himself. The helmet, jetpack and leather jacket are instantly iconic and they didn’t try to make it cool to fit the times. They were confident enough in the design that they stuck pretty religiously to how it was drawn.
Today’s image shows a miniature of the Rocketeer himself being puppetted for one of the flying shots in the film. It’s a gorgeous black and white photo. Hope you dig it!
 

 
 
Since Rocketeer is such a great throwback that owes a

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