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Coming to you from Irvine California, Co-creator, Steven Sievers sat down with Ellenwood-EP to talk about Supa Pirate Booty Hunt and the amazing things they are doing with musicians to save lives!
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt is an animation series based on a Rock n Roll Pirate trying to be a super hero but his kryptonite is that he’s a pirate and needs to seek out treasures and booty and will stop at nothing to get it. The characters started off as drawings then jumped off the page and onto a live radio/internet show. The creators have also taken the characters out to the fields of Vans Warped Tour, If you made it out to the Irvine, CA Warped Tour you might have seen Daniel The Turtle roaming around and throwing down in the mosh pits down by the stages.
The high jinx of the two characters, Pirate Zac and Daniel The Turtle have made the animation series so popular, they have been able to join up forces with Music Saves Lives, www.musicsaveslives.org, a program that promotes young adults donating blood to save lives. The creators have been fortunate to be able to join forces with some of rocks heaviest hitters in creating public services announcements for Music Saves Lives. The band started working with Music Saves Lives after completing a skit with the band 303. The band had posted the skit to their Facebook page, what followed was the catalyst for future PSA’s and much more local support. Supa Pirate Booty Hunt has worked with such artists as Dave Mustaine from Megadeath among many others.
Whats in store for Supa Pirate Booty Hunt? Currently the creators are in the works for a few new projects including a CD of all the songs featured on the animation as well as possible talks for main stream television and films. Keep an eye on these rock star pirates cause they are going places!
In addition to be being an online sensation, the series is also being shown in your local Taco Bell and Denny’s Locations.
Based in Lake Tahoe, Ca lies KTHO Radio, “Local Talk, Classic Rock,” the motto of the station, owned and run by veteran Disk Jockey and Producer Darrell Wayne, or as he is most widely know, “The Insane Darrell Wayne.” Darrell is no stranger to radio and says he is excited to implement ideas and approaches gleaned from his past experiences into this KTHO format.
Darrell, who owns KTHO, one of the three radio stations in the Lake Tahoe area, has transformed it into an outlet for classic rock musicians to share their new music and have it exposed to the audience of today. Darrell has prior experience in radio working for (at least what was) Los Angeles’ premiere alternative rock station, KROQ. He began as a transmitter engineer and finished his 6 year stint as the stations Operations Manager. Darrell was well prepared to take on the challenge of implementing new and progressive ideas. He states, “If you ever worked in radio, you’ve sat at a table and talked about if you had a station what would you do differently and how would you make it better.”
Fast forward from his KROQ days to the present and KTHO. Darrell has created a format for this station embracing the classic artists that have graced the stations from years past and are still creating amazing music today. He explains that he’s providing a platform for these artists to play not only their classic, but their current songs. He opened up his station both broadcasting on air and over the internet (www.kthoradio.com) although he does embrace the classic rock, the station also plays a huge playlist of current artists as well. He states they have over 4500 songs in rotation and add new songs daily.
KTHO is also known for community awareness. Darrell spoke to me about how the he wanted to make KTHO a go to station for tourists and locals alike. The station promotes all the local events and on the sites webpage it has a community calendar to let people know so they can plan ahead. The site also features a gallery, advertising space, and information on what the station is currently playing (should you love the song but don’t know the name!)
Darrell is excited for the audience to experience the station, and says that being on the internet and social media sites is a great way to gain feed back from his audience and help keep the interaction of audience and DJ’s as prominent as it was when he was working at KROQ. Darrell states that he really does hold a fondness to the past formats when DJ’s and audiences interacted more and the audience had more feedback. He prides himself in recreating that atmosphere in KTHO. The website has a forum for feedback, meet the staff, contact the station and information on playlists and options to request songs. Having felt a sense of success Darrell is ready to expand his station to a larger audience and bringing the programs to further surrounding cities such as San Francisco.
Darrell has gained the nick name “the nicest man in radio” and after speaking with him I can only agree. He speaks with heartfelt conviction and belief that artists should have a forum for sharing music and no artist should be boxed-in based on when his or her music peaks or the generation that favors them. He is excited to bring this programming to California and can’t wait for more people to hear it. The concept of expanding playlists and creating a conversion of eras can only provide audiences with a more well rounded education of music and could quite possibly open up opportunities for past and present artists to collaborate in the future.
Since its inception, noir has been a part of fiction and pop culture, but now it is definitely
back with a vengeance. Today noir can be seen in a variety of venues from noir’s early
roots in the Sherlock Holmes (TV series and films) and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, to
Frank Darabont’s new TNT TV series entitled L.A. Noir.
Anthony Mora and Ann Convery are a Silver Lake-based husband and wife writing team,
who have turned their sights to noir. Each have plays which will be featured as a part
of PL.A.Y Noir which will run June 8 – July 1 at The Actor’s Workout Studio in North
Anthony Mora, whose works have been compared to Mamet, Pinter, LaBute and
Nabokov, published his first novel Bang! A Love Story in 1998. In 1999, Linda
Cardellini starred in a play adaptation of BANG! in Los Angeles and New York.
Anthony served as the playwright-in-residence at The Sidewalk Studio Theatre. The
Sidewalk produced Anthony’s play, P.O.P.: The Principles of Perfection, Bang! A Love
Story and Modern Love.
Ann Convery has had books published by Avon and HarperCollins and has been
published in various publications, including Los Angeles magazine. She is currently
finishing a non-fiction book and a book of short noir fiction set in the City of Angles.
A play previewing a film, in Anthony Mora’s Silencing Silas, a powerful businessman
hires a moonlighting cop and an aspiring actress to recover a mysterious briefcase
and “silence” Silas. But they have other ideas.
In Ann Convery’s Shoofly, a disgraced ex-cop is double-crossed again and again by a
haunted mystery woman who stole half a billion from her money-laundering lover.
Although, PL.A.Y Noir is the first foray for both into the genre, they are currently co-
writing a noir novel set in two time zones.
Punk Monkey Productions presents P.L.A.Y. Noir, which is billed as “an evening of five
short noir plays set in the City of Angels.” It runs from June 8 through July 1, 2012, on
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. at The Actors Workout Studio
located at 4735 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, Calif
For More information:
Visit: www.playnoirla.com and http://silencingsilas.com/
Allee Willis’ “Super Ball Bounce Back Review” Comes to King King in Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles, CA – GRAMMY, Emmy, Tony and Webby award winning and nominated composer, artist, director, collector, party thrower, and multi-mediaist, Allee Willis will be performing LIVE on the King King stage in Hollywood, CA. The infectious, soulful and kitschy splendor that is Allee Willis is bringing her “Super Ball Bounce Back Review” to the stage for a two night only engagement, May 8th and 9th.
Voted #1 Party Thrower by People Magazine, Allee will host a living room type setting, where the audience gets to participate in the full blown Allee Willis experience. With a party atmosphere throughout the venue, the show will consist of music, videos, animations, artwork, dance, games, prizes, and sing-alongs accompanied by personal tales about Allee’s collaborations with artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Pet Shop Boys, The Pointer Sisters and many more to produce the mega hits she wrote.
Willis, a native of Detroit, has had an outstanding career. She is a person who is constantly renewing her life direction and has a list of accomplishments so long it would put the biggest star to shame. Willis has written some of the biggest hits to date for some of the biggest musical acts including Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield’s “What Have I Done To Deserve This,” Patti LaBelle’s “Stir It Up,” and The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)” and has sold more than 50 million records with her hit songs. Willis also co-authored the Oprah Winfrey produced Broadway musical smash “The Color Purple.”
Never one to be put in one genre, Willis lives a colorful life and wears many hats including being an internationally known visual artist both under her own name and that of her alter ego, “Bubbles the artist.” As “Bubbles,” Willis has sold over 1,000 pieces of art, ceramics and sculpture. Pieces of her collection, one of the largest pop culture assemblages in the world, are part of the show, and handmade souvenirs will be for sale. She is continuously expanding her online museum/social network, The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch at AWMOK.com.
Among her other talents, Willis is a performance artist and started out doing her act at for friends at parties thrown at her architecturally historic home, built as the party house for MGM in 1937. Willis is bringing her award winning skills to the public on May 8th and 9th at King King in Hollywood, CA. To purchase tickets to Allee Willis’ “Super Ball Bounce Back Review” please visit King King’s online ticketing site. Standing room tickets are available for $19.99, general seating tickets are $29.99, VIP tickets (best seats in the house and includes cocktail service) are available now for $39.99. Doors will open at 7pm, Allee Willis will take the stage at 8pm. King King is located at 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. Come enjoy an evening of greatest hits, stories, and mayhem starring Allee Willis!
For more information on Allee Willis please visit her website.
Tickets to Allee Willis’ “Super Ball Bounce Back Review” can be purchased here or at King King’s Website.
LOS ANGELES’ CLUB NOKIA PRESENTS: COMEDIANJ.B. SMOOVEFRIDAY, MARCH 2
Los Angeles’ CLUB NOKIA will be hosting J.B. SMOOVE–the gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk–Friday, March 2. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10:00 AM.
J.B. Smoove–born in Plymouth, North Carolina and raised in Mount Vernon, NY–firmly established himself as one of the best comedic actors of today with his role on HBOs “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Leon. After spending several years as a stand-up comedian in New York City, Smoove moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show,” as well as featured guest spots on “The Chris Rock Show” and “Premium Blend.” This led to his first big feature film, where he narrated and starred in the cult classic “Pootie Tang,” reuniting with Rock. Smoove subsequently followed this up with a co-starring role opposite Adam Sandler in “Mr. Deeds.”
After a season as a cast member on the sketch comedy program “Cedric the Entertainer Presents,” Smoove moved back to New York City where he landed a writing position on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He later was a recipient of the 2007 Writers Guild award for “Best Comedy/Variety Series” for his work on the show.
In the standup and acting worlds, Smoove has been featured on “Tough Crowd,” “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza,” and several “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Conan O’ Brien,” sketches. He was a recurring character on “Everybody Hates Chris” and later became a cast member on the Brad Garrett sitcom “’Til Death.” He will next be seen as host of the new Comedy Central standup series, “Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus.” Smoove recently shot his own one-hour stand-up special “That’s How I Dooz It” for the cable channel and will be co-starring in the NBC series “Bent.” Smoove also serves as host of this year’s CLIO Awards special, celebrating the world’s best commercials, which will be seen on NBC later this year.
On the big screen, he appeared in “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey and the Farrelly Brothers directed comedy, “Hall Pass.” His most recent film projects are“The Sitter” with Jonah Hill, “We Bought a Zoo” featuring Matt Damon and “The Dictator” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen. Smoove’s unique comedic voice has also been put to good use in animation where he will be voicing a character in the upcoming feature “Ice Age 4.”
General Admission Floor tickets are $20. Reserved Floor and Balcony tickets are $30. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM)
About Club Nokia: Club Nokia, a multi-use music, entertainment and concert venue–located in the heart of the acclaimed L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district–accommodates over 2,300 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics designed for live entertainment, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties. The theatre brings the latest technology to music enthusiasts including an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touchscreens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. This interactive experience allows users to scroll through the history and the future of Club Nokia events and interact with pictures, video and text messages submitted by fellow concert fans. Club Nokia has been honored two consecutive years at the annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards-in 2009 as “Best New Major Concert Venue” and in 2010 as “Nightclub Of The Year”; along with a Zagat Award for Best Live Music Club in Los Angeles (2009).
Since its opening, Club Nokia has hosted a massive array of eclectic events: packed concerts of every musical genre (Band of Horses, Motorhead, Adam Lambert, Drake, Matisyahu, Queens of the Stone Age, Vince Gill, The Specials, La Roux, to name but a few); comedians (Lisa Lampanelli, Sarah Silverman, Jim Jefferies and more); special month-long residencies (The Pee-wee Herman Show, Cirque Berzerk); awards shows (Grammy nominations concert, Revolver Golden Gods Awards) and private events.
Starting today, television audiences can fly PAN AM at no cost with all nine available episodes from the first season of the ABC network drama available for free on the iTunes store at www.itunes.com/PanAm. The series soundtrack, PAN AM: Music From and Inspired By the Original Series, also debuts on iTunes today with two free songs.
“At a time of the year when audiences are away from their televisions and networks are in repeats, this is a great opportunity for people to watch and catch-up on PAN AM,” said Chris Van Amburg, senior vice president of U.S. marketing, Sony Pictures Television. “We’re confident that this promotion will generate enthusiasm for the show’s January 8th return on ABC.”
Starting today through Thursday, January 5th, viewers can go to www.itunes.com/PanAm for free downloads of the show’s first nine episodes which include:
- “Eastern Exposure”
- “Ich Bin Ein Berliner”
- “We’ll Always Have Paris”
- “One Coin in a Fountain”
- “The Genuine Article”
- “Truth or Dare”
- “Unscheduled Departure”
- “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
In addition, two songs from the series soundtrack – “Just One More Chance” by Billie Holiday and “Break It To Me Gently” by Brenda Lee – are available for free download. The full track list from PAN AM: Music From and Inspired By the Original Series includes:
- “Around The World” by Buddy Greco
- “Fly Me To The Moon” by Grace Potter
- “Call Me Irresponsible” by Bobby Darin
- “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald
- “The Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto w/ Astrud Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim
- “New York City Blues” by Peggy Lee
- “The Best Is Yet To Come” by Shirley Horn
- “Mais Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
- “Just One More Chance” by Billie Holiday*
- “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Count Basie
- “Break It To Me Gently” by Brenda Lee*
- “Do You Want To Know A Secret” by Nikki Jean
- “Quando Quando Quando (Tell Me When)” by Connie Francis
- “Destination Moon” by Dinah Washington
The digital soundtrack debuts today. The CD soundtrack will be available in stores on January 17th.
Free downloads of the first nine episodes of PAN AM will also be available on Amazon, VUDU, CinemaNow , Sony Video Unlimited and PlayStation®Store.
PAN AM, which returns with all new episodes beginning Sunday, January 8th at 10 PM ET/PT on ABC, follows the travels of a young flight crew as they set off on international adventures at the dawn of the Jet Age in the 1960s. The series, which has been having success internationally, has been sold in over 100 countries to date. The show’s premiere on TV3 in Sweden was the highest rated foreign series premiere ever, while on CTV in Canada it ranked as the #1 new drama launch. PAN AM has also premiered to outstanding ratings in Ireland (RTE2) and Norway (TV3).
PAN AM stars Christina Ricci (“Penelope”) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (“Neighbours”) as Laura, Michael Mosley (“Justified”) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (“Polytechnique”) as Colette, Mike Vogel (“The Help,” “Blue Valentine”) as Dean and Kelli Garner (“Going the Distance”) as Kate.
Series creator Jack Orman (“ER,” “Men of a Certain Age”), Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing,” “Parenthood,” “Mr. Sunshine”), Nancy Hult Ganis (“Akleeh and the Bee”) and Steven Maeda (“Lie to Me,” “Lost”) are executive producers. “Pan Am” is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
“Hugo” and “The Artist” Lead With 11 Nominations Each for the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
“THE HELP” AND “DRIVE” EACH SCORE 8 NOMINATIONS “THE DESCENDANTS” AND “WAR HORSE” ALSO TOP CONTENDERS
AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium. Hosted by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, featuring Fitz and The Tantrums as the house band, the show will broadcast live for the fifth year in a row on VH1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
“Hugo” and “The Artist” each received an impressive 11 nominations for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, one short of the record 12 nominations for “Black Swan” last year. Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” garnering nods for Best Picture, Best Young Actor for Asa Butterfield, Best Director for Martin Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Score. Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” received nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin, Best Supporting Actress forBerenice Bejo, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Score.
Martin Scorsese could have a very big night at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In addition to the 11 nominations for his film “Hugo,” he directed the Best Documentary Feature nominee “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.” Last week it was announced that Scorsese will also be honored with the Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award at this year’s show.
“The Help” and “Drive” earned 8 nominations each, and “The Descendants” and “War Horse” both garnered 7 nominations. “Drive” was honored in the Best Picture and Best Action Movie categories while “Midnight in Paris” was recognized in Best Picture and Best Comedy categories. “The Tree of Life,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and “My Week With Marilyn” also scored multiple nominations. “The Muppets” received four nominations, three of which came in the Best Song category for “Life’s a Happy Song,” “Man or Muppet,” and “Pictures in My Head,” the fourth for Best Comedy.
George Clooney received three nominations as part of the Best Acting Ensemble nominees for “The Descendants” and “The Ides of March,” along with his Best Actor nomination in “The Descendants.” This gives Clooney a record 13 Critics’ Choice nominations over the years, having received 10 prior nominations in addition to winning a special Freedom Award for “Good Night, and Good Luck.”
Meryl Streep will be seeking her third Critics’ Choice Movie Award as a Best Actress nominee for “The Iron Lady” while Charlize Theron will be after her second award in the category. Streep previously won Best Actress for “Doubt” and “Julie & Julia” while Charlize Theron took the prize in 2003 for “Monster.”Michelle Williams, Critics’ Choice winner for Best Supporting Actress in 2005′s “Brokeback Mountain” will also compete for Best Actress for “My Week With Marilyn.” Twenty-year-old newcomer Shailene Woodley earned nods in both the Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress categories, among the seven nominations for “The Descendants.” Saoirse Ronan was also nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress for her role in “Hanna,” having previously won the category in 2009 for “The Lovely Bones.”
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public. Eligible films were released in 2011. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.
Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Last year, for example, all four of the acting category winners at the Oscars – Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo – first accepted their awards in the same categories at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In all, 18 of the 20 actors nominated for Oscars were first Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees.
Final ballots for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be sent to BFCA members on January 8, 2012 with a deadline for returning final ballots on January 10, 2012. For more information about the show visit CriticsChoice.VH1.com, “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and follow @VH1 on Twitter and use the hashtag #CCMA to talk about the awards!
The 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves, Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment and Lee Rolontz for VH1.
About The Broadcast Film Critics Association:
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United Statesand Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public. The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members.
About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, Den of Thieves has quickly emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, Ignjatovic and Prager launched Den of Thieves as the TV arm of the Warner Music Group in 2007. After a successful three year partnership there, they branched out and are now fully independent. With an array of formats ranging from Comedy Central’s stand-up special “Russell Brand in NYC” to VH1′s “The T.O. Show” to the MTV Video Music Awards, Den of Thieves continues to create, develop and produce original television.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Tree Of Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Viola Davis – The Help
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Patton Oswalt – Young Adult
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Andrew Serkis – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield – Hugo
Elle Fanning – Super 8
Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Saoirse Ronan – Hanna
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Ides of March
Stephen Daldry – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Steven Spielberg – War Horse
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
50/50 – Will Reiser
Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen
Win Win – Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni
Young Adult – Diablo Cody
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Eric Roth
The Help – Tate Taylor
Hugo – John Logan
Moneyball – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin
The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman
Drive – Newton Thomas Sigel
Hugo – Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse – Janusz Kaminski
BEST ART DIRECTION
The Artist – Production Designer: Laurence Bennett, Art Director: Gregory S. Hooper
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Production Designer: Stuart Craig, Set Decorator: Stephenie McMillan
Hugo – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo
The Tree of Life – Production Designer: Jack Fisk, Art Director: David Crank
War Horse – Production Designer: Rick Carter, Set Decorator: Lee Sandales
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius and Anne-Sophie Bion
Drive – Matthew Newman
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo – Thelma Schoonmaker
War Horse – Michael Kahn
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist – Mark Bridges
The Help – Sharen Davis
Hugo – Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
My Week With Marilyn – Jill Taylor
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady
My Week With Marilyn
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Tree of Life
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Tree of Life
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Adventures of Tintin
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
BEST ACTION MOVIE
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Midnight in Paris
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Skin I Live In
Where Do We Go Now
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Page One: Inside the New York Times
“Hello Hello” – performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga/written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin – Gnomeo & Juliet
“Life’s a Happy Song” – performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets
“The Living Proof” – performed by Mary J. Blige/written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman and Harvey Mason, Jr. – The Help
“Man or Muppet” – performed by Jason Segel and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets
“Pictures in My Head” – performed by Kermit and the Muppets/written by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman – The Muppets
The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Drive – Cliff Martinez
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Hugo – Howard Shore
War Horse – John Williams
Charlie Sheen Returns to Canada: Bell Media Acquires Exclusive Canadian Rights to New Lionsgate Comedy Series ANGER MANAGEMENT
Bell Media confirmed tonight what comedic superstar Charlie Sheen told millions of Canadians in an exclusive on-air message earlier this evening on CTV: his new comedy series ANGER MANAGEMENT is coming to Canada. Bell Media has acquired the exclusive Canadian multi-platform rights to Sheen’s new half-hour program ANGER MANAGEMENT from Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury. Production of the new series begins in early 2012. Bell Media will announce its strategic multi-platform roll-out and scheduling of the series at a later date.
In the taped message, Sheen addressed Canadians directly. “You seem like the nicest people in the world,” he said. “But I know the truth. You’re holding in a lot of anger. Why else would you drink so much beer, put on shoes with sharp blades, and smack each other around with wooden sticks?”
Perhaps the most-anticipated comeback in television history, the former TWO AND A HALF MEN star makes his #winning return to scripted television in a new sitcom loosely based on the hit 2003 feature film of the same name. In the new series, an anger management therapist (Sheen), who may need more counseling than his patients, wreaks havoc on the lives of his patients through his unconventional methods.
“I chose ANGER MANAGEMENT because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept,” said Sheen.
“Charlie Sheen’s ANGER MANAGEMENT already has the television industry buzzing and it hasn’t even gone into production yet,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “With the pedigree behind this production, we’re confident this program will deliver to both viewers and advertisers alike.”
“Charlie Sheen is a global brand name, and Bell Media is one of the first of many blue chip media companies with whom we will be partnering as we launch this show worldwide,” said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “Bell Media immediately recognized the show’s longterm potential, and we’re delighted that Charlie will be entertaining audiences for years to come on CTV, Canada’s number one network.”
Canada becomes one of the first territories in the world to license ANGER MANAGEMENT, following the announcement in October that the series will air on FX in the U.S.
The licensing agreement was orchestrated by Lionsgate international television executives Peter Iaconoand Lawrence Szabo with Bell Media’s Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming CTV Networks.
From Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, led by Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, Sheen also retains a significant ownership stake in the series. Production on the sitcom begins in early 2012 with comedy veteran writer-producer Bruce Helford (GEORGE LOPEZ, THE DREW CAREY SHOW) as executive producer and showrunner. It will be produced by Lionsgate Television, led by Television Group President Kevin Beggs and COO Sandra Stern; Joe Roth and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino; Mark Burg’s production company, Evolution Management; and Ramon Estevez and Estevez Sheen Productions.
About Charlie Sheen
Sheen, who has starred in more than 40 feature films, catapulted to fame in such critical and commercial hits as Platoon and Wall Street. His other feature film credits include Major League, Red Dawn, Lucas,Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Eight Men Out, Young Guns, Hot Shots!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The Three Musketeers, The Chase, Money Talks, Being John Malkovich, Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. He also appeared in the television movies RATED X and GOOD ADVICE.
Sheen became known to television audiences through his Golden Globe Award-winning lead role in SPIN CITY. In 2003, Sheen was cast as Charlie Harper in the sitcom TWO AND A HALF MEN, which was loosely based on Sheen’s bad boy image. The role garnered him an ALMA Award and four Emmy Award® nominations, as well as two Golden Globe Award® nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
In 2011, @charliesheen set a new Guinness World Record for Twitter as the “Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers,” adding an average of 129,000 new followers per day.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes for daytime television THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW and THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW, and has U.S. distribution rights to Fremantle Media North America’s FAMILY FEUD; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms HOUSE OF PAYNE, spinoff MEET THE BROWNS and FOR BETTER OR WORSE, and through Revolution Studios’ Joe Roth, Debmar-Mercury distributes the sitcoms ANGER MANAGEMENT and CubeVision’s ARE WE THERE YET?; and has U.S. TV distribution rights to SOUTH PARK, HELL’S KITCHEN and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio.
About Revolution Studios
Revolution Studios was founded in 2000 by Joe Roth, in partnership with Sony Pictures, Starz Encore Group and Fox Entertainment Group. Since its inception, Revolution Studios has created a library of 46 films, including Black Hawk Down, Maid in Manhattan, Anger Management, and the Are We There Yet?franchise, collectively earning more than $3.7 billion at the box office. Currently, Revolution Studios is engaged in actively managing its library and pursuing licensing opportunities, including sequels, spin-offs, and other productions based on its films. Prior to forming Revolution Studios, Joe Roth served as chairman of both the Walt Disney Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. In addition to being the majority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, a major league soccer team, Roth produced Alice in Wonderland for Disney, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, which went on to gross over $1 billion. He is currently producing OZ: The Great and Powerful for Disney, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams; and Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal, directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworthand Sam Claflin.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as multiple Emmy Award winner MAD MEN, WEEDS, and NURSE JACKIE along with recent series such as the comedy BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE and the critically-acclaimed drama BOSS as well as the syndication successesTYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE, its spinoff MEET THE BROWNS, THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW and ARE WE THERE YET?.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as The Expendables, Lincoln Lawyer, Margin Call, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, The Last Exorcism, Kick Assand Precious, which won two Academy Awards®. The Company’s home entertainment business has grown to more than 8% market share and is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
About Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. Bell Media owns 28 conventional stations, including CTV, Canada’s #1 television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and owns and operates 29 specialty channels, including TSN, Canada’s #1 specialty channel and RDS, Canada’s #1 French-language specialty channel. Bell Media also owns 33 radio stations, dozens of websites including the Sympatico.ca portal, and Dome Productions. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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