25
Nov
2014
Animation Roundtable: 7 Top Filmmakers on 'Frozen' Lessons and Why Sequels Are "Killing" the Industry

Don’t relegate these filmmakers to the kids’ table, where the movie industry often forces animators to sit. Not only have their projects scored big at the box office — ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ took in $619 million worldwide, while ‘The Lego Movie’ collected $468 million — but they also are among the year’s most inventive films. After all, they create every single frame from scratch


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24
Nov
2014
The LEGO Movie wins big at BAFTA

The LEGO Movie has won BAFTA’s award for best Children’s Feature Film in 2014. Congratulations to Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee…


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17
Nov
2014
NBC Plots 'Frequency' Reboot With 'Supernatural' Boss

NBC has handed out a script-plus-penalty commitment to a reboot of 2000 sci-fi thriller Frequency, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on the New Line Cinema feature written by Toby Emmerich, Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver will pen the new version for Warner Bros. Television, where he is under an overall deal.
NBC’s Frequency is described as a character-driven drama in which an NYPD detective connects with his son, 30 years in the future. The two must work together to change the history of tragic events to come while also getting the chance to…


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07
Nov
2014
'Forever' Earns Full Season at ABC

The one-hour procedural has landed a full-season order, with the network picking up an additional nine episodes to bring its rookie haul to 22, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. See more Broadcast TV’s New Shows for 2014-15 Season Forever centers on a New York City medical examiner Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) with a secret — he studies the dead for a reason — he is immortal. With the help of Detective Martinez (Alana De La Garza), the layers will be peeled back on Henry’s colorful and long life through…


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28
Oct
2014
From board game-to-movie; USC's horror film archive; Hollywood's most valuable stars

From board games to movies, Dan Lin joins THE FRAME with host John Horn to talk about making The Lego Movie.


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15
Oct
2014
Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC Movies, 3 Lego Movies and 3 'Harry Potter' Spinoffs

Congratulations, Marvel: you now have a fully-fledged superhero competitor. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsuijihara announced the studio’s plans for its DC Entertainment properties this morning, naming ten DC movies between 2016 and 2020, in addition to three…


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27
Aug
2014
Acme 'Looney Tunes' Movie Finds New Momentum with 'X-Men: First Class' Writers

X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are going a little looney, and directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa may soon join them. The power writing duo has been hired to write the untitled Acme movie project being developed by Warner Bros. At the same time, Ficarra and Requa, who directed Crazy Stupid Love for the studio, are in early negotiations to direct the project, which has its roots in…


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20
May
2014
Warner Bros Dates Lego Spinoff ‘Ninjago’ For Fall 2016

Warner Bros has slotted the animated 3D action pic Ninjago for September 23, 2016. Building off the Lego Group’s popular ninja-inspired minifigures, Ninjago will mark the directorial debut of Tron: Uprising’s Charlie Bean. The Lego Movie team of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are producing. Jill Wilfert, Seth Grahame-Smith, John Powers Middleton, NinjagoJames Packer and Steve Mnuchin are executive producing and Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley penned the…


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19
May
2014
Postcard: Los Angeles

A couple of weeks before The Lego Movie opened earlier this year, producer Dan Lin professed to being a tad nervous. Sure, the early buzz was hugely positive, and everyone involved with the project figured they had a solid production on their hands. “But still,” thought Lin, “you never know.” He needn’t have worried. The animated adventure comedy has become a global phenomenon and earned…


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16
May
2014
ABC’s New Series Trailers

Check out the first look at ABC‘s new comedies and dramas as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. The network has made full trailers of everything available now that its upfront presentation is underway. The sole holdout: Midseason drama Marvel’s Agent Carter. Stay tuned for that one. Here’s the rest:


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23
Apr
2014
Disney Taps Jon Turteltaub To Direct ‘It’s A Small World’ Feature Film

Appropriate considering today is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the It’s A Small World attraction that has been such a staple of the Disney theme parks, the movie studio has hired Jon Turteltaub to direct a feature based on the venerable family film ride with theJon Turteltaub catchy tune. Jared Stern pitched Small World and will write the…


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