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Paul Feig Taps Offshore Talent For Melissa McCarthy Spy Tale
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Mike FlemingnargisEXCLUSIVE: An international spy comedy needs some offshore talent, and director Paul Feig has found his for Spy, the comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and Miranda Hart. Feig has added Bollywood star Nargis Fakhri, British comic actor Peter Serafinowicz and Swedish comedian Bjorn Gustafsson. “There are so many actors worldwide that I’ve been dying to work with and Nargis, Peter and Bjorn have always been at the top of my list,” Feig said. “Peter and Bjorn are comic geniuses and Nargis is cool, funny and drop-dead gorgeous, which ironically are three adjectives that have been used to describe me. So, I feel a special kinship with her.” Feig also added Verka Serduchka, the transgender Ukrainian pop star famous for coming in second place in the Eurovision song competition in 2007. She and her dancers are going to re-create that performance in this movie. Russian chief Vladimir Putin recently wouldn’t let them into Russia to perform because of their anti-gay laws, so maybe they’ll see the performance in the movie. The film started production in Budapest on March 31 and Fox will release it Memorial Day 2015. Feig wrote the script, he’s directing and produces through his Feigco along with Chernin Entertainment and Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Jessie Henderson.

Mark Strong Joins Sacha Baron Cohen In Sony Comedy ‘Grimsby’
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Mike Flemingpost thumbnail markstrongMark Strong has been set to star alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby, the Louis Leterrier-directed comedy for Sony Pictures. Scripted by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, the comedy is about a British black-ops spy (Strong) whose idiotic brother is an English football hooligan (Baron Cohen). Baron Cohen is producing through Four by Two along with Eric Fellner of Working Title, and Nira Park of Big Talk Productions. Strong, who is repped by CAA and UK-based Markham Froggatt & Irwin, is currently in a stage run of A View From The Bridge at London’s Old Vic, and he will next be seen starring in The Imitation Game.

UPDATE: LA Film Critics Oust Len Klady Over Fiscal Lawsuit Brouhaha After Critic Paid Out Of Pocket To Settle
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

post thumbnail lafca len kladyUPDATED, 11:30 AM: Former LA Film Critics Association member Len Klady says he was blindsided by his expulsion from the group after he and the org’s leaders reached a mutual settlement agreement over the sponsorship snafu. He personally matched LAFCA’s $1K payout to sponsorship consultant Sheri Wish, thinking that would put the matter to rest. “It was a misunderstanding as a result of a contract for service,” Klady told me. “When the service was not provided, rather than drag it through the court system we settled it. I offered to settle the entire thing myself and I was told they didn’t want to do that. I paid $1K and the organization paid $1K.” Klady says he was never made aware of the closed-door meeting where the vote over his expulsion was held, nor given a chance to defend his membership. PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, WED 5:55 PM: The LA Film Critics Association today made the booting of member Len Klady official after months of behind-the-scenes deliberations over a major financial snafu attributed to the author and film critic. Klady, a longtime member of the LA critics group, was expelled over an unauthorized agreement he’d made on behalf of LAFCA to third-party consultant Sheri Wish, who was contracted for $3,000 to bring in sponsorships for LAFCA’s annual awards dinner last January. Wish failed to deliver any sponsorships at all. Worse, ... Read More »

John Oliver Interviews Former NSA Director In Sunday’s HBO Debut
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

John Oliver Keith Alexander NSA InterviewJohn Oliver will interview Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.) — former director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command –  when he debuts his new HBO late-night topical comedy show Last Week Tonight. HBO says it’s Alexander’s first since retiring as NSA director. The news comes the week Oliver took the NBC package deal to promote the launch of his new HBO late-night show, stopping by The Tonight Show show to poke fun at Jimmy Fallon‘s interview style and talk about friends’ reaction to his final The Daily Show appearance, in which he wept. Last November, HBO announced it had signed Comedy Central’s The Daily Show correspondent – who got rave reviews reviews filling in for that program’s anchor Jon Stewart over the summer — to host a weekly news riff. One month later, The Daily Show host/EP Jon Stewart had Oliver in tears as he surprised him with his own retrospective, on his last day with Stewart’s show. During the ambush retrospective, Oliver, who’d been with the Comedy Central late-night program for more than seven years, was mostly speechless and fighting tears. Earlier this week, Oliver so deftly explained to Today‘s Matt Lauer why his satirical show would not bother to cover a report that had just been featured on Today that Lauer barely noticed he’d been dinged.

California Official Dodges Governor’s Stance On Film & TV Tax Credit
Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

california-tax-credits3__120901092343__120929195413__131031165021__131112185634__140109040050__140219155328Even as new legislation to expand and evolve California’s $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program weaves through the state Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown’s administration today refused to unequivocally come out in support of the effort. “I realize the tax credit is a concern,” said Kish Rajan, Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to the concerned industry heavy crowd at the state Film Commission’s annual locations breakfast. “There are difficult political considerations,” added the appointed official indicating Brown’s lack of open support of the 20140424_094631widely co-sponsored and industry supported bill that was introduced on February 19. Rajan spoke Thursday before an audience at the W Hotel in Hollywood that included LA Film Czar Ken Ziffren, Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemish, Disney/ABC’s Director of Production Finance Valerie Spiller, and reps from Film L.A. Related: New Film & TV Tax Credit Bill Unanimously Passes First Hurdle In Sacramento While naming no dollar amount yet, the anti-runaway production AB 1839 from Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) aims to increase the figure available, remove ineligibility caps on pics with budgets of more than $75 million and TV pilots as well as put the program on a more stable footing. The bill unanimously passed its first test last month when the Assembly’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, And Internet Media committee voted in favor of it. Now, ... Read More »

 

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