Thursday, November 14, 2013

Key & Peele Land Movie Deal With Universal

December’s Film Releases Betting On Adult Audiences In A Major Way

THR on the dozen-plus films geared to the ‘over-35’ crowd being released this December, a move inspired by the success of Argo last year with both audiences and Oscar. December releases include: August: Osage County, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, and Out of the Furnace(THR)

Comedy Central Duo Key & Peele Land Movie Deal With Universal Pictures

Indiewire on sketch comedy breakouts Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s joining with Judd Apatow for a comedy feature as stars and executive producers; all three will write the feature. (IW)

The Weinstein Company Gets ‘Philomena’ Rating Reversed

Variety on The Weinstein Company’s successful appeal to get a PG-13 rating for its upcoming Judi Dench starrer. (VAR)

The Making of Peter Berg’s ‘Lone Survivor’

Thompson On Hollywood on director Peter Berg’s latest, based on the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. Included are production details, review excerpts, and the now-viral video of producer-star Mark Wahlberg’s umbrage during the AFI Fest Q&A where he took to task actors who compare the process of making a movie to military service. (TOH)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Noah’

Vulture has the full domestic trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, as well as the international version, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson. (VUL)

Prolific Casting Director Marvin Paige Has Died

Deadline reports that Marvin Paige, a revered casting director and Hollywood fixture whose reach and career spanned over 60 years in film, TV, and PR, died yesterday at Cedars-Sinai where he’d been recovering from an October traffic crash. (DH)

29 Years After Funeral, Andy Kaufman’s Brother Asserts He Is Not Dead

THR reports on the details - amid hopes and hoax concerns - after Andy Kaufman’s brother Michael appeared at the Andy Kaufman Awards in NYC this past Monday, read a letter he believes to be from Andy saying he’s alive and well, followed by his onstage introduction of a woman he said was Andy’s daughter. (THR)

R-Rated Content “in PG-13 clothing”

Forbes takes on the findings that PG-13 films have more violence than R-rated films and says it’s not Hollywood’s fault – it’s Washington’s, mainly from the 2001 proposed bill that would’ve fined studios for marketing R-rated content to under-17 minors. (FORBES)

‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’: ‘Genre Jumping’ Tale Could Be Oscar Contender

Variety’s Tim Gray reports on the hard-to-peg factors of the Ben Stiller-led and directed film, and why its wide-ranging elements could be both a hurdle and boon for audiences, Oscar voters. (VAR)

Screenwriters & Creatives: From Career Ambitions To Goals You Can Achieve

Script on taking your career dreams and turning them into something you can achieve via the SMART goal model:  specific, measurable, achievable, resonant, and time bound. (SCR)

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