News

GALAVANT: Songwriters Alan Menken and Glenn Slater – Exclusive Interview

Luke Youngblood as Sid, Karen David as Isabella, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Vinnie Jones as Gareth and Ben Presley as Jester in GALAVANT - Season 2 | ©2016 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Tony- and multi-Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken is both theatre and motion picture musical royalty. Collaborating with the late Howard Ashman, he wrote the songs for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN. Following Ashman’s death in 1991, Menken has also worked with lyricists Stephen Schwartz and Tim Rice, but lately, he’s often teamed up with lyricist Glenn Slater on projects including Disney’s film TANGLED and the TV series THE NEIGHBORS. Now Menken and Slater are working together with writer Dan Fogelman on the TV musical comedy GALAVANT. The ABC series, now in its second season …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

ANGEL FROM HELL: Kevin Pollak on new CBS comedy – Interview

Kevin Pollak in ANGEL FROM HELL - Season 1 | ©2016 CBS/Cliff Lipson

In CBS’ new Thursday night half-hour comedy ANGEL FROM HELL, Jane Lynch plays Amy, who could be, as she asserts, the heavenly guardian sent to watch over Allison, played by Maggie Lawson. Then again, Amy could simply be crazy. Kevin Pollak plays Allison’s loving, widowed father Marv, who wants what’s best for his daughter. Pollak’s acting, writing, producing and directing careers span multiple mediums. Film fans will recognize him as Hockney from THE USUAL SUSPECTS, Internet talk show fans know him from years of KEVIN POLLAK’S CHAT SHOW, comedy club-goers have seen his stand-up act and he’s recently directed a …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL: Angela Bassett checks in to a new season – Interview

Angela Bassett is Ramona in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL | ©2016 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Angela Bassett is on her third consecutive season of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Wednesdays at 10 PM. In 2013’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, she played legendary voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. In 2014, Bassett portrayed feminine three-breasted hermaphrodite Desiree Dupree in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. This year, she plays film star Ramona Royale in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL. A former lover of Lady Gaga’s character the Countess, who owns the Cortez Hotel, Ramona feels she has a score to settle. Answering questions during a Q&A session for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL set up by FX for the Television Critics Association, …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

LIMITLESS: Craig Sweeny on Season 1 of the CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch in LIMITLESS - Season 1 - "Stop Me Before I Hug Again" | ©2016 CBS/Michael Parmelee

Based on the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, which in turn is based on a novel by Alan Glynn, CBS’ freshman series LIMITLESS posits that a drug called NZT can boost human brain power to its full, untapped extent. The TV LIMITLESS stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, an average young man whose abilities while on NZT catch the attention of FBI Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), who begins enlisting him to help solve complex crimes. Cooper, one of the show’s executive producers, appears in a recurring reprise of his role as Eddie Morra, who has parlayed his immunity to …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

DAREDEVIL: Steven S. DeKnight on Season 1 and the end of SPARTACUS – Exclusive Interview

DAREDEVIL Key Art - Season 1 | ©2015 Netflix

Steven S. DeKnight served as the executive producer/show runner on the first season of Netflix’s DAREDEVIL, now streaming. He also created Starz’s four-season drama SPARTACUS, after working as a writer/producer on series including DOLLHOUSE, SMALLVILLE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL. DAREDEVIL was originally developed from the Marvel comics by Drew Goddard, but DeKnight came aboard when Goddard went to work on THE MARTIAN. For Season 2, DeKnight remains as an executive producer on DAREDEVIL, but he’s handed over the reins to Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie in order to work on a film project. ASSIGNMENT X: What is your …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SHERLOCK: Co-creator Steven Moffat discusses Victorian-era Sherlock for new special – Interview

Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE | ©2015 PBS/Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC One and MASTERPIECE

Among the most successful collaborations between the United States’ PBS and England’s BBC is the series SHERLOCK, which airs in the U.S. as part of PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre. Adapted by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and stories, SHERLOCK takes the famed detective Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and his loyal sidekick Dr. John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, and presents them as contemporary men in present-day London. Except that the current special, SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE, airing on PBS Friday, January 1, is set in the Victorian era. First at a question-and-answer session set …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

GRACE AND FRANKIE: Co-creator Marta Kauffman on her Netflix comedy – Interview

GRACE AND FRANKIE Key Art | ©2015 Netflix

In Netflix’s GRACE AND FRANKIE, now streaming its full thirteen-episode first season and preparing for its second, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as the title characters. Grace is very uptight and Frankie is very free-spirited. The two have baffled and tolerated each other for decades because their husbands, Grace’s Robert (Martin Sheen) and Frankie’s Sol (Sam Waterston), are law partners. It would be an understatement to say that Grace and Frankie – and their grown children – are thrown for a loop when Robert and Sol announce that they’ve been in love with each other for twenty years and …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

THE EXPANSE: Cas Anvar on the new Syfy series – Exclusive Interview

Cas Anvar in THE EXPANSE - Season 1 | ©2015 Syfy/Jason Bell

Based on a series of best-selling novels by James S.A. Corey, Syfy’s new series THE EXPANSE, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is set two hundred years from now. Humanity’s technical prowess has grown enough for people to spread throughout the solar system. Alas, humanity’s emotional and psychological flaws remain much as they are now, which means interplanetary war may break out. Cas Anvar plays spacecraft pilot Alex Kamal. The prolific actor, originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, also starred in Syfy’s series OLYMPUS earlier this year, and has three feature films out in 2015 alone: the award-winning ROOM, the exorcism thriller THE VATICAN …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

TRANSPARENT: Creator Jill Soloway talks Season 2 of the Amazon series – Exclusive Interview

TRANSPARENT Key Art - Season 2 | ©2015 Amazon

Amazon Studios’ TRANSPARENT premiered its second season in its entirely December 11. The show is nominated for multiple Golden Globes, including Best Television Series Comedy or Musical, Best Actor (Jeffrey Tambor) and Best Supporting Actress (Judith Light). The first season won Golden Globes for Best Comedy and for star Tambor, as well as Emmys for Tambor, and writing and directing Emmys for series creator/executive producer Jill Soloway. Soloway, whose previous credits include working on SIX FEET UNDER, UNITED STATES OF TARA and the documentary miniseries THIS IS ME, was inspired to create Tambor’s character, Maura (nee Mort) Pfefferman, by her …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SHERLOCK producer Sue Vertue gives the scoop on THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE – Exclusive Interview

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE | ©2015 PBS/Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC One and MASTERPIECE

SHERLOCK, the present-day adaptation by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Victorian-era character, is doing something very different for New Year’s. On Friday, January 1, PBS will present SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Watson actually existing and solving a case in the late nineteenth century. It is, as the English are wont to say, a one-off. Sue Vertue, SHERLOCK’s series producer (who is also married to Moffat), has previously produced/executive produced other British series, including THE CUP, SUPERNOVA, CARRIE & BARRY and COUPLING. However, she says there is something …Read On »

COMMENTS (0)
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com

Dr.5z5 Open Feed Directory

bottom round