Monday, November 18, 2013

The Character Poster One-Sheet Trend

‘Go Where The Money Is’: Box Office Surprises Not Dependent On Teen Dollars

The New York Post on the ‘surprise’ box-office success of films with minorities or women – The Heat, We’re The Millers, Gravity, The Best Man Holiday, 12 Years A Slave – that surpass being mere niche hits. (NYP)  

‘Who Are These People?’: The Character Poster One-Sheet Trend & What’s Not Working takes on the current marketing vogue of films  grabbing for mass appeals via character posters for films - featuring just one character/actor in the one-sheet – and how they can either be standouts or just plain confusing, telling you nothing about the film being marketed. (FILM)

Anna Gunn & Jacki Weaver Join Fox’s Limited Series ‘Gracepoint’

Vulture has the latest casting and development news for Fox’s upcoming Broadchurch remake, to be called Gracepoint. Original star David Tennant is back and the showrunners are In Treatment veterans Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein. (VUL)

Was Brittany Murphy Poisoned To Death?

HuffPo on Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, and biographer Julia Davis’ independent testing of hair, blood, and tissue samples after being frustrated by reported lack of further testing by the LAPD and the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. Davis is saying those returned test results show 10 heavy metals “in abnormally high quantities…commonly found in rat poison, pesticides, insecticides.” (HUFF)

67 Years Later, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Sequel Eyes 2014 Shoot

Variety has the story on the planned sequel to the original holiday classic, called It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, focusing on George Bailey’s grandson. (VAR)

Terry Gilliam To Follow ‘Zero Theorem’ With ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

The Film Stage reports on Terry Gilliam’s plans to make his passion project after years of preparation, including the documentary Lost In La Mancha that chronicled his attempt to make the film as it collapsed six days into shooting. The documentary, Lost In La Mancha, is included in its entirety in the report. (TFS)

Jon Hamm: ‘The Guardian’ Interview

The Guardian’s feature-length interview with Hamm about season 2 of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, his Mad Men journey and connection with character Don Draper, as well as his career: “I just wanted to work on things I liked and to avoid douchebags. Thankfully that's how it worked out." (GUAR)

Viral Buzz: Sesame Street Parodies ‘The Hunger Games’ With ‘The Hungry Games: Catching Fur’

Cinema Blend has the five-minute Sesame Street parody, from camera angles to wigs, of the blockbuster with Cookie Monster starring as Cookiness Overeat. (CB)

GQ’s ‘The Last Ride of James Gandofini’

As part of its Men of the Year lineup, James Gandolfini’s best friend reminisces about their friendship and bringing him home after his death in Italy. (GQ)

Successful Plotting: How To Outline Chapter Books & Novels

Ellen Jackson, children’s book author of fiction and non-fiction titles, offers ways to outline your YA or middle-grade book: from the working title and surprises for your character, to the last loose ends. (EJ)

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