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Critics’ Choice Awards nominations list of shorts and series for the third edition have been announced

Critics’ Choice Awards nominations list of shorts and series for the third edition have been announced
The Critics’ Choice Awards recently announced the list of nominations for its third edition. After the success of two editions of Critics’ Choice Awards, Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group in collaboration with Vistas Media Capital join forces again for the third edition of the highly acclaimed awards, to honour talent, artists and technicians in feature films, web series and short films across all Indian languages. The unique bit is that the award is determined to honour all mediums of storytelling.

Sharing her views on the nominations, Anupama Chopra, Chairperson, Film Critics Guild says, “It’s been a watershed year for entertainment but despite the gargantuan odds of 2020, great stories have survived and thrived. The upcoming awards ceremony is a celebration of these stories that have sustained us!”

Sudip Sanyal, Business Head- Motion Content Group India shared, “In such a period of unprecedented unpredictability, the one thing which has
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Paolo Genovese's 'The Place' sells to France, Benelux, Denmark (exclusive)

True Colours continues to sell comedy-drama.

Source: True Colours

The Place

Italian sales outfit True Colours has inked additional deals on Paolo Genovese’s (Perfect Strangers) comedy-drama The Place, which has already sold to markets including Russia, China, Latin America and Spain.

Seven more territories were closed at the recent Ventana Sur market in Argentina: Bodega Films have picked the film up for France, Paradiso Entertainment will handle in Belgium and The Netherlands, FilmBazar bought for Denmark, Strada Films in Greece, Il Sorpasso in Portugal and Indepenta Films took rights for Romania.

After the huge success of Perfect Strangers Genovese returns with the adaptation of hit FX series The Booth At the End. The film follows the fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure in a bar who they believe possesses the power to grant them any wish. In return
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Paolo Genovese's 'The Place' sells to France, Benelux, Denmark (exclusive)

Paolo Genovese's 'The Place' sells to France, Benelux, Denmark (exclusive)
True Colours continues to sell comedy-drama.

Source: True Colours

The Place

Italian sales outfit True Colours has inked additional deals on Paolo Genovese’s (Perfect Strangers) comedy-drama The Place, which has already sold to markets including Russia, China, Latin America and Spain.

Seven more territories were closed at the recent Ventana Sur market in Argentina: Bodega Films have picked the film up for France, Paradiso Entertainment will handle in Belgium and The Netherlands, FilmBazar bought for Denmark, Strada Films in Greece, Il Sorpasso in Portugal and Indepenta Films took rights for Romania.

After the huge success of Perfect Strangers Genovese returns with the adaptation of hit FX series The Booth At the End. The film follows the fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure in a bar who they believe possesses the power to grant them any wish. In return they must carry out a task he assigns
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‘The Booth at the End: The Complete Series 1 & 2′ Review

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When it comes to television shows, a lot tend to follow a successful formula. In the cutthroat world where shows have to survive year to year, it seems that “different” can be a risk not worth taking. However The Booth at the End is different and with the release of the show on DVD we get to see what a special series it was.

The Man (Xander Berkeley) sits in The Booth at the End with his book, waiting for people to visit him. When they inevitably turn up they make a deal, and the book comes up with a task for them to do. The question is, will they do the task and get what they want, or is the price too high for them?

The Booth at the End is made up of short episodes that are perfect in size. We don’t get to see the visitors do their tasks,
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Jack & Bobby (2004)

Jack & Bobby

Showcase Inventory

Created by Greg Berlanti, Steven A. Cohen, Vanessa Taylor, Brad Meltzer

Produced by Shoe Money Productions, Berlanti-Lippell Productions, Warner Bros. Television

Aired on WB for 1 season (22 episodes) from September 12, 2004 – May 11, 2005

Cast

Christine Lahti as Professor Grace McCallister

Matt Long as Jack McCallister

Logan Lerman as Robert “Bobby” McCallister

Jessica Paré as Courtney Benedict

Edwin Hodge as Marcus Ride

John Slattery as Peter Benedict

Keri Lynn Pratt as Missy Belknap

Show Premise

When we look back on all of the great American Presidents of the past, one can’t help but wonder about their lives and what they are really like behind their exterior. What lessons did they learn that would make them capable of leading a nation? What if we could see those moments that would inform the kind of President they would become? What if we could watch their life happen with the hindsight of
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Xander Berkeley Talks Son Of Batman, What Attracted Him to This Project, His Time on 24, and More

Son of Batman, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, out on Blu-ray on May 6th, is the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original movies. In the film, Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara) learns that he has a son, Damian (Stuart Allen), whose mother is Talia al Ghul (Morena Baccarin), the daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s al Ghul (Giancarlo Esposito). Together, the two form an uneasy alliance to try to stop the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke (Thomas Gibson). Also included in the voice cast are Sean Maher, David McCallum, Xander Berkeley and Fred Tatasciore. While at WonderCon to promote the film, Berkeley, who voices Dr. Kirk Langstrom, spoke at a roundtable interview about how unqualified her feels with his Batman knowledge, what voice director Andrea Romano brings to the performances, the version of Dr.
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Web Series Wednesday: Updates

Welcome back to the series of posts here at SciFi Mafia that we’re calling Web Series Wednesday where we devote a space to the wonderment of the web series. Every Wednesday we’ll cover an awesome web series and give you all the info to get into it.

If you’ve got a favorite web series you’d like us to cover, head on over to the Contact Us page and shoot us your request. To catch up on past Web Series Wednesday posts click here.

This week we’re taking a little time to update you on shows we’ve already covered!

Space Janitor’s second season is available since we reported last. And they also met their Kickstarter goal for a third season and it is currently in production! Huzzah! You can see our initial review here, and you can check them out to your heart’s content here.
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Web Series Wednesday: The Booth At The End

Welcome back to the series of posts here at SciFi Mafia that we’re calling Web Series Wednesday where we devote a space to the wonderment of the web series. Every Wednesday we’ll cover an awesome web series and give you all the info to get into it.

If you’ve got a favorite web series you’d like us to cover, head on over to the Contact Us page and shoot us your request. To catch up on past Web Series Wednesday posts click here.

This week we’re covering The Booth at the End.

This is a great little series that I’ve just started starring Xander Berkeley (Being Human) as The Man. It’s filmed in a diner and revolves around this man who grants wishes in exchange for favors. Here’s the synopsis.

The series follows the storylines of several characters who visit a mysterious
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Hulu Takes on Netflix with Summer Shows from Seth Meyers & Chris O’Dowd

Two weeks ago, Amazon released a slew of pilots onto the web, throwing its hat into an arena that has thus far been dominated by Netflix. Now, however, Hulu has announced a summer line-up that looks surprisingly robust with both original shows and exclusive content.

Of course, pushing out a slate with original shows and exclusive airings of international and domestic content is not a new concept for Hulu. Previously, the streaming network has brought Fresh Meat, Mongrels, The Booth at the End, soap operas like All My Children and One Life to Live, Kevin Smith’s Spoilers and Battleground to its subscribers, but they seem to be raising the bar this time around with shows that will feature Chris O’Dowd, Seth Meyers, Eva Longoria, and a few other familiar faces.Click to continue reading Hulu Takes on Netflix with Summer Shows from Seth Meyers & Chris O’Dowd
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The Booth at the End – Geek Girl Navigating the World The Booth at the End

Science fiction and fantasy have been a way to explore morality with one of the simplest and most dangerous questions man has ever invented, “What if?” Every story starts with someone asking “What if?” and following that train of thought to some kind of conclusion. It may be as simple as asking what if this character existed or as complex as what if we actually colonized Mars or any of millions of other questions that spring to mind.

If you hit upon the right what if scenario, you just might end up creating more than one story. The question itself doesn’t have to be all that sophisticated. What if you could get exactly what you wanted as long as you completed a particular task? That’s the entire premise of the show “The Booth at the End.”

A friend of mine mentioned to me a couple weeks ago that
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles casts its Leonardo, Donatello & Michaelangelo

The Michael Bay-produced live-action/CGI adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been moving forward very nicely in recent weeks.

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film found its first cast member last month in Megan Fox, who is of course reuniting with producer Bay after working together on the first two instalments in the original Transformers trilogy.

Then last week, we heard that the first of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, themselves, had been found, with Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) cast as Raphael.

Deadline are now reporting that Paramount have found their other three turtles, with Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher coming on board for the Summer 2014 blockbuster, playing Leonardo, Donatello, and Michaelangelo, respectively.

Ploszek is a graduate from the USC Masters program, with credits including Parks and Recreation and Shameless. Howard has a handful of Breaking Bad episodes to his name, and will
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Online Video’s Brightest Stars Big Win At Streamy Awards

The web video stars were out in full force on February 17th as Tubefilter and dick clark productions handed out the Streamy Awards, celebrating the best video content the Internet has to offer. In the end, 35 winners took home the hardware in front of hundreds of attendees at the Hollywood Palladium. The big winners were Burning Love, which won four awards including Best Comedy Series and Best Male Actor: Comedy for its star, Ken Marino; Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, which added the Streamy for Best Drama Series to its three technical wins; Grace Helbig, who won Best First Person Series and the Audience Choice Award for Personality of the Year for her DailyGrace vlog; and Philip DeFranco, won Best News and Culture Series for The Philip DeFranco Show while his SourceFed program took home the Audience Choice Award for Series of the Year. Other acting winners included Hannah Hart
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YouTube’s ‘MyMusic’ Leads Streamy Awards Pack

The YouTube original series “MyMusic” led the pack of nominees for the third annual Streamy Awards this week, with “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” close behind. The mockumentary sitcom, which is backed by YouTube’s $100 million original channel initiative, earned nine nominations, including Best Comedy Series. “Halo 4,” a scripted web series based on the popular video game, received eight nominations, including one for Best Drama Series. Also on the drama side, “The Booth at the End” garnered some recognition with four nominations including one for Best Drama Series and one for Xander Berkeley for his performance as The Man, a mysterious character who sits in a diner and seems to grant wishes—for a price. The original Hulu series “Battleground” also got a pair of nods in the drama category, including Alison Haislip and Ben Samuel getting recognition for best female and male performances. Meanwhile, “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” an
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The Nominees for the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards Are…

The nominees for the 3rd Streamy Awards have been announced, and offerings from YouTube's slate of Original Channels lead the way. Benny and Rafi Fine's MyMusic show scored the most nominations with nine, while Machinima Prime's Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was close behind with eight. The race at the top will be hotly contested, with a strong class of nominees in the major categories. The five nominees for best drama series are Forward Unto Dawn, Wigs' Lauren, AwesomenessTV's Runaways, Vuguru and Hulu's The Booth at The End, and the cult hit Anyone But Me. For comedy series, the nominees are MyMusic, Yahoo's Burning Love, breakout hit The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, indie series PrisonPals, and Smosh. Beyond the top two, several other series also scored big. Lizzie Bennet Diaries scored six nominations, Burning Love and Maker Studios' Epic Rap Battles of History each claimed five, H+, Cyberbergeddon, and Husbands each snagged four,
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Universal Pictures Pacts with Michael Eisner's Tornante Company

Old chums Ron Meyer and Michael Eisner have forged a longterm deal between Universal Pictures and The Tornante Company. The studio will distribute Tornante's fully financed feature films worldwide. Ex-Disney chairman Eisner---who brought ex-caa chief and Meyer's old partner Mike Ovitz into Disney as his second-in-command, which did not last long-- founded in 2005 the privately held Tornante Company, which invests in, acquires, and operates companies in media and entertainment. He also founded indie studio Vuguru, which develops and finances content for digital and international platforms including Hulu's "The Booth at the End" and "Little Women Big Cars" on AOL. Vuguru has made many licensing and distribution deals with AOL and Yahoo!; FremantleMedia Enterprises recently pacted for international distribution of future Vuguru titles. So far Tornante has been acquiring and investing in companies more than individual projects.
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TV listings and previews: plan your week's viewing - 12-16 November

  • The Guardian - Film News
Yotam Ottolenghi savours the flavours of Marrakech, 1950s TV newsroom drama The Hour returns and Michael Winterbottom explores the effects of a long stretch in prison

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

MondayCrime Stories

2pm, ITV1

Co-created by the people who brought us The Bill, here's a peculiar and rather worthy hybrid of fact and fiction – a fake fly-on-the-wall police procedural, starring a former real-life detective chief superintendent (Jane Antrobus). It's certainly plodding and humdrum enough to be authentic – though does chuck in the odd Columbo-style red herring to keep us interested. In this series opener, Di Jane and DS Ben Shaw (Hollyoaks' Ben Hull) investigate the case of an care home resident who's had his money stolen. Ali Catterall

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

9pm, BBC2

Debut of a three-part series seeking to explain one of history's great inexplicables: how and why did the civilised people of a great European nation,
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TV listings and previews: plan your week's viewing - 12-16 November

  • The Guardian - TV News
Yotam Ottolenghi savours the flavours of Marrakech, 1950s TV newsroom drama The Hour returns and Michael Winterbottom explores the effects of a long stretch in prison

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

MondayCrime Stories

2pm, ITV1

Co-created by the people who brought us The Bill, here's a peculiar and rather worthy hybrid of fact and fiction – a fake fly-on-the-wall police procedural, starring a former real-life detective chief superintendent (Jane Antrobus). It's certainly plodding and humdrum enough to be authentic – though does chuck in the odd Columbo-style red herring to keep us interested. In this series opener, Di Jane and DS Ben Shaw (Hollyoaks' Ben Hull) investigate the case of an care home resident who's had his money stolen. Ali Catterall

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

9pm, BBC2

Debut of a three-part series seeking to explain one of history's great inexplicables: how and why did the civilised people of a great European nation,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out

What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out
This week on the Internets, get your Max Greenfield fix before Season 2 of New Girl starts, Dr. Who offers up prequel fare, Pretty Little Liars gets into the web game and more!

Pond Life | This five-part web series follows the day-to-day wedded bliss of Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill). The series also features the Doctor (Matt Smith), and with good reason: It’s being billed as a prequel to the upcoming season of Doctor Who.

The Return of D Rose | NBA point guard for the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose (D Rose), narrates this documentary about his
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Booth at the End Kicks Off Season 2

Vuguru has ordered up a second season of the series The Booth at the End, premiering exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus, in Canada on Citytv.com and two additional Rogers Media offerings, and in various territories online and on TV this fall through Fox International Channels.  

The psychological thriller created by writer Christopher Kubasik and directed by Adam Arkin (Justified, Sons of Anarchy) stars Xander Berkeley (Kick-Ass) as "The Man" who can give people what they want, for a price.  

The mysterious man who sits in a booth at the end of the diner is back. He can grant you any wish you want, but always for a price. Some wander into the diner looking for redemption, others for love or a miracle cure. No matter the wish, if they want it to come true, they will have to complete whatever challenge the Man gives them.
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Teaser Poster for Crawlspace from Piranha 3D Scribe

At the start of the year, we learned of a new thriller entitled Crawlspace.  Directed by Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row), the film stars Steven Weber, Jonathan Silverman, Lori Loughlin, Nicole Moore and Sterling Beaumon.  Stolberg directed from a script he co-penned with Nick Taravella.

The significant thing about the production was that the film was pushed through the production outfit known as Vuguru, a company that finances its own productions and distributes them across various VOD platforms (you may have seen their project The Booth at the End on Hulu).

A promo poster for Crawlspace - about a killer terrorizing a family in his foreclosed house - has been unveiled and you can find it after the jump.  Stay tuned for a release date.

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