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Netflix orders two original series from India

UK outfit Seven Stories to make cricket series for SVoD giant.

Netflix has ordered an Indian drama from All3Media-owned UK independent producer Seven Stories.

The London-based firm, established by film directors Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire and chaired by Stephen Lambert, is producing Selection Day, a story about cricket and corruption.

The multi-part series, which is based on Booker Prize winning author Aravind Adiga’s novel, tells the story of rivalry between two teenage boys in Mumbai.

It is one of Netflix’s first original dramas to emerge from India and is its latest global commission.

Selection Day is the first order for Seven Stories, which was set up by India Summers and Shopgirl director Tucker and Bridget JonesBaby director Maguire in 2015.

Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, said the SVoD service was excited to be expanding its slate of originals in the country.

“These projects
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Watch David Spade Be Serious in “Warning Shot” Trailer with James Earl Jones

I’ve always been a huge fan of when actors and comedians known for only playing funny parts take on serious roles. There’s just something fascinating about these guys trying something that’s completely foreign. And for the most part, I’ve enjoyed seeing funny guys be serious. Adam Sandler was great in Punch Drunk Love and Funny People. Steve Martin was awesome in Shopgirl. Robin Williams was amazing in every single serious role he ever played. Jim Carrey in The Truman Show. Even Will Ferrell killed it in Stranger Than Fiction. The list goes on and on. The latest comedian taking

Watch David Spade Be Serious in “Warning Shot” Trailer with James Earl Jones
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All3Media invests in top UK film directors

Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire, the directors and producers of films including Girl With A Pearl Earring and Bridget Jones’s Diary, have created an indie with backing from All3Media.

Screen’s sister title Broadcast revealed last month that Tucker was in talks with the UK super-indie, and he and Maguire have now launched Seven Stories, which will create TV projects for broadcasters in the UK and Us.

All3Media, which has funded the start-up, will hold an undisclosed stake in the company and manage its distribution through All3Media International.

Studio Lambert chief executive Stephen Lambert will become Seven Stories’ non-executive chairman after introducing Tucker and Maguire to All3Media chief executive Jane Turton.

The pair have already hired their top team. Sky drama executive producer Jo McClellan and Colleen

Woodcock, head of creative affairs at French film studio Pathé Productions, will both join as creative directors. McClellan’s credits include The Tunnel and The Last Panthers, while
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Mel Brooks to Present Steve Martin with AFI Life Achievement Award

Iconic Hollywood director Mel Brooks will present Steve Martin with the American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award — America's highest honor for a career in film. Martin will be recognized as one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation. The private black tie gala will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on June 4 and will premiere Saturday, June 13, at 10 p.m. (Est/Pst) on TBS, with an encore at 11:30 p.m. (Est/Pst). Sister network TCM will present an encore of the special on Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m. (Est/Pst) during a night of movies starring Martin.

As the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award recipient in 2013, Brooks is also in an elite group as an "Egot" — an artist who has received all four major entertainment prizes: the Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® awards. Most recently Brooks was awarded the British Film Institute Fellowship — the British Film Institute's highest possible honor. Brooks has written, directed, produced and starred in many classic comedies, including "The Producers" (1967), "Blazing Saddles" (1974), "Young Frankenstein" (1974), "Silent Movie" (1976), "High Anxiety" (1977), "History of the World Part 1" (1981), "To Be or Not to Be" (1983), "Spaceballe" (1987), "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993) and "Dracula: Dead and Loving it" (1995). His visionary film company, Brooksfilms Limited, also produced critically acclaimed films such as "My Favorite Year" (1982), "The Fly" (1986), "84 Charing Cross Road" (1987) and the Academy Award®-nominated "The Elephant Man" (1980).

Steve Martin is an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician. Recipient of an Emmy®, four Grammy Awards®, a Kennedy Center Honor and an Honorary Oscar®, Martin first rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian and quickly established himself as a leading man with a body of work defined by his unique creative voice. In his break-out role in "The Jerk"(1979), which he also co-wrote, Martin's distinct comedic sensibilities launched him into the zeitgeist.

He went on to become a bankable big-screen star, with distinct roles in films such as "Pennies from Heaven" (1981), "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982), "The Man with Two Brains" (1983), "Three Amigos!' (1986), "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986) and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1988), "All of Me" (1984), "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (1987), "Roxanne" (1987) and "Father of the Bride" parts I and II (1991, 1995), "Parenthood" (1989), "Grand Canyon" (1991), "L.A. Story" (1991) and "Shopgirl" (2005) — a film which he wrote based on his novella of the same name.

In addition to his beloved film credits and his successful writing career, Martin is also an accomplished musician. Martin recently premiered his new musical "Bright Star," at the Old Globe Theater featuring original music by Martin and songwriter Edie Brickell, inspired by their Grammy Award®-winning collaboration "Love Has Come For You."

"Steve Martin is an American original," said Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. "From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution. His work is defined by him alone, for he is the author — and a national treasure whose work has stuck with us like an arrow in the head. AFI is proud to present him with its 43rd Life Achievement Award." Proceeds from the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute event directly support the Institute's national education programs.
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Claire Danes Admits She Turns Into a "Bossy Dancer" When She's Drunk—Watch Now!

Claire Danes Admits She Turns Into a
Claire Danes in real life is not the Carrie Mathison you see on Homeland. It turns out Danes has a wee bit more fun than her onscreen counterpart, who finds herself busy fighting international terrorism. The Shopgirl actress, who has one child with husband Hugh Dancy, confessed on the Late Late Show Monday that she sometimes gets a little wild with her "mommy" friends. Although her partying days are mostly behind her, she and her gal-pals find some time to let loose. "Mommys are a deceptively dangerous bunch," she confessed. "When they're not with child they've got to cram it all in." Danes, who has 2-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, revealed that when she has a...
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Steve Martin: 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Honoree

Manuel here with some Steve Martin news.

Did you all hear? Not content with having been pegged for an Honorary Oscar just last year (and a Kennedy Center Honors back in 2007 as well as an American Cinematheque honor in 2004), our favorite silver-haired comedian slash banjo enthusiast has been named the 43rd recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. This past June, they feted Jane Fonda, only the eighth woman to receive the honor, a statistic that would look surprising if it only it weren’t so familiar. Did you know women comprised 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 (domestic) grossing films of 2013 while females accounted for 15% of protagonists, 29% of major characters, and 30% of all speaking characters of said films? No wonder Reese, Gillian, heck even John Cusack, have been so vocal about this issue lately, following Geena Davis’s example.
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AFI To Honor Steve Martin With 43rd Life Achievement Award

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Martin at a gala tribute in Los Angeles, CA on June 4, 2015.

The 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its third year on TNT when it airs in June 2015, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Steve Martin is an American original,” said Stringer. “From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution. His work is defined by him alone, for he is the author – and a national treasure whose work has stuck with us
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Steve Martin To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

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Steve Martin To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
Steve Martin has been named recipient of the highly prestigious AFI Life Achievement Award to be presented June 4th and aired on TNT and later on sister network TCM. After generally reserving this coveted prize to actors and directors who made their mark in dramatic films this is second time in the past three years that the American Film Institute has decided to lighten things up by giving their award to a person who made their mark in comedy. And it has paid off. Mel Brooks got the honor in 2013 and it resulted not only in a hilarious and memorable evening, it got higher ratings and brought the AFI special its first Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special in August. But Martin is the first recipient who actually started and made their reputation as a stand up comic. And his films beginning with The Jerk and continuing with such modern comedy
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Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
Steve Martin has been tapped as the 43rd recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, to be presented at a June 4 gala.

This is a good year for Martin, who received an Honorary Oscar last November and recently opened a new musical, “Bright Star” (which Martin created with Edie Brickell), at the Old Globe. He was given a Kennedy Center honor in 2007.

The American Film Institute tribute will air on TNT.

According to the American Film Institute, the Lifetime Achievement nod is given to “an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture.”

In making the announcement, AFI board of trustees chairman Howard Stringer said, “Steve Martin is an American original. From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution.
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My So-Called Life: where are they now?

From Oscar-winning to Homeland and more, here's what the cast of My So-Called Life have been up to over the past 2 decades...

Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?

While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.

Claire Danes (Angela Chase)

After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and
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Steve Martin & Disney Up to New Tricks with 'Magic Camp' Comedy

Fans of Steven Martin may recall that the comedian and actor has a history with Disney in more ways than one. Martin has starred in Shopgirl (which he also wrote), Bringing Down the House and two Father of the Bride films (a third has been rumored but debunked by the actor himself), all from Touchstone Pictures, which can be found under the Disney banner. But decades ago, before he got famous, Martin actually worked at the Magic Shop at Disneyland, and even performed magic in his early comedy career. And now he'll get his magical groove back as THR reports he will lead the family comedy Magic Camp. Here's a video of Steve Martin doing magic as The Great Flydini from "The Tonight Show" in 1992: The original script comes from Diary of a Wimpy Kid writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, but they're not only producing the film as
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Father of the Bride stars then & now: From Steve Martin to Kieran Culkin

Father of the Bride stars then & now: From Steve Martin to Kieran Culkin
It's currently being reported that Steve Martin will be reprising his role as cynical businessman George Banks in Father of the Bride 3.

Martin is tipped to return alongside Diane Keaton as wife Nina Banks in the comedy, which will see the couple's son Matty revealing his plans to marry the son of a Us Navy Seal.

1991's Father of the Bride was based on the 1950 movie of the same, while 1995's sequel was loosely based on 1951's Father's Little Dividend.

As we anticipate a potential Part III, catch up on the major stars' exploits since - and compare how they looked then and now:

Steve Martin

Steve Martin - already an established Hollywood name before Father of the Bride - plays hapless patriarch George Banks, who suffers a series of ridiculous misfortunes (and a mild breakdown - the too-plentiful pack of hotdogs springs to mind) after his daughter announces that she's getting married.
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Sundance 2014: ‘Listen Up Philip’, with Jason Schwartzman, releases its first trailer

Making a splash with his first role as the lead in Rushmore, actor Jason Schwartzman has garnered a number of fans over the years with lead and supporting performances in features such as I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, along with numerous subsequent collaborations with Wes Anderson. With a number of recent supporting turns, fans of the actor were interested to learn that his next project puts him back in the lead role. Titled Listen Up Philip, the film is written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, and joining Schwartzman onscreen are Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jess Weixler, and Jonathan Pryce. The first trailer for the film, which will be screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, has now been released, and can be seen below.

(Source: Thompson on Hollywood)

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Oscar Too-Due List: Which never-nominated actors really deserve a nod?

Oscar Too-Due List: Which never-nominated actors really deserve a nod?
Not every great actor wins an Academy Award. (Rest in peace, Peter O’Toole.*) In fact, simply getting nominated for an Oscar or two might be the truer measure of excellence. There have been plenty of actors with as many Oscar statues as Paul Newman — one! — but few can hold a candle to his nine nominations, which represent a lifetime of brilliance.

But before an actor can pile up multiple nominations like Newman or O’Toole or Al Pacino, he or she needs that first nod. Sounds simple enough. Last year, four actors heard their name called for the first time,
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Sunday Shorts: ‘Castello Cavalcanti’, starring Jason Schwartzman

Today’s film is the 2013 short Castello Cavalcanti. The film is directed by Wes Anderson, who shares writing duties with Roman Coppola, and stars Giada Colagrande and Jason Schwartzman. Schwartzman rose to prominence with a leading role in 1998′s Rushmore, going on to performances in I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. His newest film, Saving Mr. Banks, opened in wide release in American theatres this weekend.

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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury Honored at 2013 Governor Awards – Videos & Photos

The first big show of the Awards Season happened Saturday night as Hollywood’s A-listers turned out to celebrate 2013 Governors Award honorees Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and Piero Tosi. The Governors Awards, along with the Academy Awards, bookends the entire award season annually.

The Academy blogged the event Live for fans during the arrivals and ceremony. You can read it here: http://www.oscars.org/awards/governors/index.html.

Produced by Paula Wagner, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and three Honorary Awards were presented to Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. Italian costume designer Piero Tosi was also honored, but did not attend the ceremony.

On hand were Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Rash & Nate Faxon, Jonah Hill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lee Daniels & Ruth E. Carter, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, Lupita Nyong’o,
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Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive The Academy’s Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Honorary Awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Angelina Jolie. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 16, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made indelible contributions in their respective fields,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements.”

Lansbury has received three Academy Award® nominations for her supporting performances on film – the first in her 1944 feature debut in “Gaslight,” followed by “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945) and “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962). Her numerous other credits include “The Long, Hot Summer,” “Blue Hawaii,
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Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive Oscars’ Governors Awards

Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive Oscars’ Governors Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Honorary Awards and Angelina Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the fifth annual Governors Awards, to be held Nov. 16 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

When a separate ceremony was decreed a few years ago, some Acad members balked. But new Acad prexy Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Thursday told Variety, “Having a separate evening has gotten everyone more engaged about these awards than they used to be. The event makes the awards closer and more personal.”

The evening also provides a more complete look at their careers; before that, the salutes were limited by TV’s time constraints.

Boone Isaacs declined to talk about the process by which the honorees were chosen at Tuesday night’s board meeting. But she said industry people offer names year-round.
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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin Among Academy's Governors Award Recipients

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its 5th Annual Governors Awards recipients, with Honorary Awards going to actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and costume designer Piero Tosi, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award going to actress Angelina Jolie. Both awards are Oscar statuettes.

In a press release announcing the news, the Academy notes that the Honorary Award is given to "honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy." The Humanitarian Award is given "to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry."

Lansbury has received three Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress -- 1944's "Gaslight," 1945's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and 1962's "The Manchurian Candidate" -- and also memorably lent her voice to 1991's "Beauty and the Beast," the first
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Oscar in August: 10 predictions for the 2013-2014 awards season

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Oscar in August: 10 predictions for the 2013-2014 awards season
As awards season finally drags itself kicking and screaming back to Hollywood after a long well deserved vacation, there are two momentous events that officially signify its return.  First, this pundit begins speaking in third person once again (oh, you know you love it) and, second, we present 10 predictions for the upcoming season. In August. In very early, er, late August. Over the years this writer has been very right (calling "Precious" and "Inception" Best Picture nods) and he's been so, so wrong (yikes, I guess that nomination for Steve Martin's "Shopgirl" screenplay didn't happen did it?). Of course, putting...
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