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The Shawshank Redemption Is Returning to Theaters for 3 Nights in September!

When Frank Darabont’s feature film adaptation of Stephen King’sThe Shawshank Redemption was released in theaters in 1994, it didn’t do very well at the box office. But it was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars! Over the years the fanbase for the film has exploded, and it’s become a favorite of a lot of movie geeks.

This is one of those film that I can watch over and over again and never get tired of watching. In my opinion it’s a perfect film. I know a lot of people have never seen this movie on the big screen, and if you’re one of them, you’re going to get your chance!

The Shawshank Redemption is returning to movie theaters nationwide for three days only, September 22, 24 and 25, to celebrate its 25th anniversary thanks to Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics series. The re-release is
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Film News Roundup: Rob Schneider Wins SAG-AFTRA National Board Seat

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Film News Roundup: Rob Schneider Wins SAG-AFTRA National Board Seat
In today’s film news roundup, Rob Schneider wins a SAG-AFTRA board seat; “Badland,” “Sorry We Missed You” and “Extracurricular” find homes; and “The Shawshank Redemption” gets a re-release.

SAG-aftra

Rob Schneider has won a SAG-aftra national board seat as a member of presidential candidate Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate.

Schneider won a four-year term as representative of the union’s San Francisco branch. He ran on a campaign platform of increased compensation from streaming services and garnered 402 votes, topping incumbent Kathryn Howell and three other candidates.

Schneider is a former cast member on “Saturday Night Live” with movie credits on “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” “The Hot Chick,” “The Benchwarmers,” and “Grown Ups” in addition to the two-season Netflix series “Real Rob.” It’s the first time he has run for a SAG-aftra post.

Results in the closely watched presidential contest will be tabulated on August
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The Shawshank Redemption Returns to Theaters for 25th Anniversary in September

The Shawshank Redemption Returns to Theaters for 25th Anniversary in September
The Shawshank Redemption began as only a moderate success at the box office, but went on to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars&#174, and defied the odds to become one of the most indelible movies in film history. It's also one that most moviegoers have never seen on the big screen. The Shawshank Redemption will return to movie theaters nationwide for three days only, September 22, 24 and 25, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since premiering in October 1994, it has been elevated as a modern day classic and has held the No. 1 ranking on IMDb's user-generated Top 250 list for more than a decade.

And while it's incredibly well-loved, many of its most ardent fans have only ever seen The Shawshank Redemption at home on DVD, VHS and cable. This special big-screen presentation of The Shawshank Redemption will also feature pre- and post-show commentary by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.

Fathom Events
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The Shawshank Redemption is Coming Back to Movie Theaters September 22nd, 24th and 25th

The Shawshank Redemption began as only a moderate success at the box office, but went on to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars®, and defied the odds to become one of the most indelible movies in film history. It’s also one that most moviegoers have never seen on the big screen. The Shawshank Redemption will return to movie theaters nationwide for three days only, September 22, 24 and 25, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since premiering in October 1994, it has been elevated as a modern day classic and has held the No. 1 ranking on IMDb’s user-generated Top 250 list for more than a decade.

Fathom Events presents the 25th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption as part of the annual TCM Big Screen Classics series. Adding to the special big screen return, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the feature.

Adapted from the novella “Rita
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What Makes a Successful Stephen King Movie Adaptation?

Becky Lea Aug 12, 2019

Stephen King has inspired some great (and not great) movie adaptations. We look at what works on screen.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Stephen King is one of our most prolific authors dabbling predominantly in both horror and crime genres with near-equal success. With any successful novelist comes the inevitable film adaptations of their work. From debut wonders to slowburn success stories, Hollywood will sniff out the ones they think will make it on the silver screen. King is no exception.

There are the classic adaptations such as Carrie and The Shining or the infamous adaptations of Maximum Overdrive and The Lawnmower Man. There is a frankly ludicrous number of Children of the Corn films.

Over the course of my odyssey through the adaptations of his work, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes an adaptation of a King novel successful.
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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead - Season 5, Episode 9

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Season 5, Episode 9: Channel 4 Plot: Cameras are rolling as Morgan and his team of do-gooders try to help a woman whose house is surrounded by land mines. Review: Viewers will often catch nods to classic George A. Romero films like Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, and Day Of The Dead in the Walking Dead shows on AMC. When Frank Darabont started The Walking Dead nine years ago, he said the…
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Fathom Events and TCM to Bring Alien and The Shawshank Redemption Back to Theaters

With this year marking the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien and the 25th anniversary of Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are teaming up to celebrate in style and bring both films back to theaters:

Press Release: Denver – July 23, 2019 – After a spectacular first six months of 2019, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will bring seven more classic films to movie theaters in the second half of the year, beginning with Barbra Streisand starring in Gene Kelly’s lavish adaptation of Hello, Dolly!, and ending with a newly announced presentation of the MGM musical classic Meet Me in St. Louis.

For its 50th anniversary, Hello, Dolly! is back where she belongs: on the big screen, playing Sunday, August 11, and Wednesday, August 14. Winner of three Academy Awards®, Hello, Dolly! kicks off the second half of 2019’s TCM Big Screen Classics series,
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A Look Back at The Walking Dead's First Ever Comic-Con

Back in 2010, one little zombie show descended upon San Diego Comic-Con.  AMC's The Walking Dead was not yet the monster hit it would soon become, and at its first con appearance, the panel didn't even start with any cast members presentl. Most of the cast members weren't even really famous yet, since most people still knew Andrew Lincoln as the guy with the signs in Love Actually. (We still sometimes only think of him like this.)  The first part of the panel featured AMC exec Joel Stillerman, Ep Greg Nicotero, Ep Gale Anne Hurd, Ep Frank Darabont, and comic book creator Robert Kirkland, and took place just a few months before the series would premiere for the first time in October...
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Stephen King Reveals His 22 Favorite Movies Of All Time

If any author to have existed within our lifetime can lay claim to having a fair amount of their work adapted to cinema, it’s most definitely Stephen King. Granted, his books are amazing in their own right, but there’s something doubly cool about seeing them brought to life.

Of course, Mr. King is just like the rest of us when you get down to it, as he does enjoy taking in a good movie when he has the free time to spare. And when it comes to a mind such as his, it’s expected that folks be curious to learn which flicks he digs most.

Believe it or not, no less than 22 recommendations have been given by the legendary scribe in recent interviews. So without further ado, here they are:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – André Øvredal, 2016

The Blair Witch ProjectDaniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, 1999

The ChangelingPeter Medak,
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The Blob ’88

1958’s The Blob proves just as adaptable to the times as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing in this remake helmed by Chuck Russell and co-written with Frank Darabont. Laced with cheeky humor and post-Watergate paranoia, the movie is memorable for Russell’s nimble direction and a quick-witted cast that includes Shawnee Smith and Candy Clark.

The post The Blob ’88 appeared first on Trailers From Hell.
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The Long Walk Honors Stephen King's Book Beautifully Says Director

The Long Walk Honors Stephen King's Book Beautifully Says Director
A few weeks back we passed along the news that Stephen King's much-beloved novel The Long Walk (which King wrote under his pseudonym Richard Bachman) will be heading to the big screen soon. It's coming our way via New Line Cinema and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and The Autopsy of Jane Doe director Andre Ovredal. The filmmaker will be helming the adaptation from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt. And the filmmaker recently revealed that King evidently loves Vanderbilt's adaptation and that his script honors what King wrote in a beautiful way. Specifically, he says this.

"Vanderbilt wrote the script on spec because he loved the book so much, even though he didn't have the rights to it. When Frank Darabont's rights expired, he and his producing partner Brad Fischer immediately snapped it up. King, from what I gather, already loved his adaptation, and then
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‘The Walking Dead’ Lawsuit Judge Sends AMC, CAA & Frank Darabont’s Lawyers To Judicial Equivalent Of Detention

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‘The Walking Dead’ Lawsuit Judge Sends AMC, CAA & Frank Darabont’s Lawyers To Judicial Equivalent Of Detention
Two days of lawyers taking swings at each other with cries of “misconduct,” smear” and “specious arguments” in the seemingly never end The Walking Dead $310 million walloping over profit participation, a grown-up has laid down the letter of the law, literally.

In a one-page court notice today, New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen mocked both attorneys for AMC and CAA and ex-Twd showrunner Frank Darabont and then proceeded to separate the squabblers.

“The Court is in receipt of counsels letters dated May 20 and May 21, 2019 and has reviewed the deposition transcripts attached thereto,” Justice Cohen wrote Wednesday. “Collectively, the transcripts provide a master class in how not to conduct and defend depositions under the laws and procedures of the State of New York,” he belittlingly added (read it here).

Justice Cohen’s next two lines in the court order, should bring a least a chuckle to anyone who
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Stephen King's The Long Walk Gets Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Director

The Long Walk is the latest Stephen King novel to get the big screen treatment. There are few names in entertainment as desirable as that of King's right now. Much of that has to do with the success of It in 2017, which went on to become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. So, various studios are doing their best to emulate that success through the author's other works. Now, at long last, someone is going to be brave enough to tackle this exceedingly dark story.

According to a new report, New Line Cinema has closed a deal to turn The Long Walk into a movie, with Andre Ovredal set to direct. Ovredal is known for his work on movies such as The Autopsy of Jane Doe and the upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which is being produced by Guillermo del Toro. The script was penned by James Vanderbilt who,
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‘Walking Dead’ Profits Lawsuit Now Sees AMC Accused Of Trying To Avoid Trial With “Specious Arguments”

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A day after AMC injected some of the WGA’s war with the uber-agencies over packaging into the multi-million dollar legal battle with a former The Walking Dead showrunner and CAA over hefty profits from the zombie apocalypse series, lawyers for Frank Darabont and his reps bit back at the cabler.

And, with more than $300 million on the table in the nearly six-year long matter, their fangs were sharp.

“AMC is desperate to create a rift between Darabont and CAA, while distracting attention from the fact that seven profit participants on The Walking Dead have now sued AMC for hundreds of millions in damages resulting from AMC’s self-dealing,” said a four-page letter from Jerry D. Berstein, one of the plaintiffs’ primary attorneys in reference to the letter that AMC’s lawyer Orin Snyder sent to New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on May 20.

“The obvious purpose
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‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit: AMC Accuses CAA Of Ripping Off Frank Darabont In Hefty Packaging Deal

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One $300 million legal dust-up between AMC and former The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont and his representatives at CAA is heading to trial next year. But another lawsuit in the profit-participation dispute looks to be barreling towards a Hollywood labor minefield.

“The dirty secret in Hollywood is that talent agents often sell their clients down the river in exchange for bigger packaging fees for themselves,” AMC’s primary lawyer Orin Snyder wrote in a note to New York Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen on Monday, part of direct accusations that heavyweight lawyer Dale Kinsella has tried to shut down discussion or connection to the recent battle between the WGA and Association of Talent Agents over the lucrative packaging practice.

And then there is the very timely kicker.

“That is the subject of a pending lawsuit by the Writers Guild of America, of which Darabont is a member, against CAA and other talent agencies,
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CAA’s Packaging Fee Becomes Flashpoint in ‘Walking Dead’ Litigation

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The issue that is at the heart of the WGA’s present standoff with talent agencies has flared up as a source of tension in the litigation between AMC Networks and Frank Darabont and CAA over profit participation on “The Walking Dead.”

The practice of talent agencies receiving packaging fees for helping to assemble the creative elements of a television series has come up as a question posed by AMC Networks’ attorneys in the latest round of depositions for the long-running lawsuit. The WGA last month filed a lawsuit against Hollywood’s four largest agencies over packaging fees, calling them an inherent conflict of interest that violates the fiduciary duties of licensed talent agents.

AMC Networks attorneys have sought to question Darabont and others involved in depositions related to the “Walking Dead” case on their knowledge of CAA’s packaging fee arrangements on the show, which Darabont shepherded for AMC in its first season.
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Hollywood's Writers-Agents War Bleeds Into 'Walking Dead' Profits Dispute

For nearly six years, Creative Artists Agency has been after hundreds of millions of dollars in allegedly missing profits from AMC's The Walking Dead, which, apologies to Game of Thrones, is still the biggest drama series ever to air on cable television. CAA enjoys profit participation along with series co-creator Frank Darabont for packaging the creative elements of the zombie series. As CAA's huge profits lawsuit is headed to trial next year, AMC is preparing to tell a jury a story of shady Hollywood agents in an effort to beat the claims and is now probing the genesis of CAA'...
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AMC Orders Episodic Anthology Series From ‘Black Mirror’ Writer Will Bridges

AMC has ordered an episodic anthology series centered on the intersection of love and science from Brett Goldstein and “Black Mirror” writer Will Bridges.

Per AMC, the series takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soul mate. The series uses the sci-fi conceit to tell six provocative stories about the cost of finding true love, all different in tone and featuring a spectrum of people and relationships. Each episode will feature an entirely new story and different cast, a first-time format for AMC.

Bridges and Goldstein previously created the short film “For Life,” which serves as the basis for this new, original series.

Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: AMC Calls CAA's Work for Frank Darabont a 'Classic Breach of Fiduciary Duty' (Exclusive)

Bridges and Goldstein will executive produce with Jolyon Symonds through Fearless Minds,
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5 Things The Walking Dead TV Series Does Better Than The Comics (And 5 Things The Comics Do Better)

In 2003, over half a decade before AMC's zombie drama mega-hit The Walking Dead premiered on television, Robert Kirkman's first graphic novel in a soon-to-be massive series, was published. Kirkman's series was well-received, but relatively unknown, as the zombie genre frequently drifts in and out of popularity. By 2010, the genre was at a peak, with blockbuster hits such as I Am Legend, Zombieland, and a remake of George Romero's 1978 hit, Dawn Of The Dead.

Related: 10 Walking Dead Characters With The Worst Survival Skills

The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010. Its first season only consisted of six episodes - not a whole lot of time to develop intriguing characters and storylines, but enough time for Frank Darabont and his talented, tight-knit cast. Having now been on the air for nearly a decade, The Walking Dead has far surpassed the comic series that inspired it, in popularity. But that doesn't mean
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‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit: AMC Calls CAA’s Work for Frank Darabont a ‘Classic Breach of Fiduciary Duty’ (Exclusive)

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AMC says the current fight between writers and agents helps make its case against original “Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont, with whom the network is locked in a long legal fight.

The Writers Guild of America has used “The Walking Dead” as an example of an agency — CAA — putting its interests ahead of those of a client, Darabont. An attorney for AMC agreed with the WGA.

“The conflict of interest between CAA and Frank Darabont is central to our case,” attorney Orin Snyder told TheWrap. “CAA negotiated a lucrative packaging deal for themselves for ‘The Walking Dead’ that was better than the deal they negotiated for Mr. Darabont. This was a classic breach of fiduciary duty and why the WGA points to our case as Exhibit A of how talent agencies take advantage of their clients.”

Also Read: Writers Guild Sends First Batch of Termination Letters to Talent Agencies

CAA,
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