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Exclusive: Cerina Vincent Talks The Walking Dead: Cold Storage

If anyone can wake the dead, it’s actress Cerina Vincent, whom we chatted with this morning regarding her role on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”-themed webisode series “Cold Storage”. Read on for that and for an exclusive behind-the-scenes still!

Vincent, who as an actress has appeared in scores of films, including the genre flicks Cabin Fever, Return to House on Haunted Hill and the upcoming MoniKa (as well as stints on such mainstream fare as “Two and a Half Men” and “Mike & Molly”), told us of her “Cold Storage” venture, "I am seriously honored to be in any way affiliated with such a brilliant show. I’m a total fan of “The Walking Dead,” so when I found out I was going to be a part of the webisodes I was truly grateful.”

Related Story: New Walking Dead Webisodes Titled Cold Storage Coming October 1st!

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Exclusive: Director Steven Monroe and Cerina Vincent from the Set of MoniKa, Part 1

Dread hit the set of writer/director Steven R. Monroe’s feature film MoniKa last year at the Big Picture Soundstage in Burbank, California, and while there chatted with him candidly regarding the then-shooting violent psychological revenge thriller, as well as with the flick’s star Cerina Vincent. Read on for Part 1 of our extensive interview.

Co-executive produced by actress Vincent (who appears in the titular role) with Monroe and producers Anthony Fankhauser and Aaron Hofman, MoniKa co-stars Jason Wiles and C. Thomas Howell as well as Jeff Branson, Chad Lindberg and Andrew Howard (the three appeared in Monroe’s I Spit on Your Grave redux) and actors Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects), Shayla Beesley (Spreading Darkness), Raffaello Degruttola, Elisa Donovan and genre vet Tim Thomerson.

“It’s been quick, and there’s a lot going on in the script,” said Monroe of the eighteen-day shoot, then on its next to last day.
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The Walking Dead’s Makeup Guru and Webisodes Director Signs Development Deal With AMC

And more! Greg Nicotero, who received an Emmy last weekend for his special effects makeup work on The Walking Dead, has not only signed a development deal with AMC, but has also been named co-executive producer of The Walking Dead.

As we told you last month, he has been directing a series of webisodes in conjunction with The Walking Dead. The press release about the new position and deal also praises his directing work, And gives a synopsis of the webisode series, which premieres on October 3rd.

Emmy Award-winner Greg Nicotero Named Co-executive Producer Of AMC’S “The Walking Dead” Special Effects Make-up Guru Inks Overall Development Deal Nicotero-directs Webisodes Hitting Amctv.Com On October 3rd

New York, NY- September 15, 2011 – AMC announced today that Emmy Award-winning make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero has been a named co-executive producer of The Walking Dead. Nicotero has also inked a first-look deal with the network,
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Greg Nicotero Named Co-Executive Producer of The Walking Dead

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AMC has announced that they have given Greg Nicotero a co-executive producer role on The Walking Dead TV series. Additionally, it has been revealed that he has signed a first-look deal with AMC for future projects and we have confirmation that he’ll be directing an episode of The Walking Dead.

“New York, NY- September 15, 2011 – AMC announced today that Emmy Award-winning make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero has been a named co-executive producer of “The Walking Dead.” Nicotero has also inked a first-look deal with the network, which gives him the opportunity to bring his own passion projects to AMC. At Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Nicotero won Best Prosthetic Make-up for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Nicotero directs a series of webisodes this season and is also set to direct an episode.

“Greg’s talent extends well beyond the word of special fx makeup,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s Svp of original programming,
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Greg Nicotero directs The Walking Dead webisodes

Greg Nicotero is one awesome guy, and now he’s announced as the co-producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as directing some new webisodes that will lead into stories for the second season.

Here’s the press release:

AMC announced today that Emmy Award-winning make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero has been a named co-executive producer of “The Walking Dead.” Nicotero has also inked a first-look deal with the network, which gives him the opportunity to bring his own passion projects to AMC. At Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Nicotero won Best Prosthetic Make-up for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Nicotero directs a series of webisodes this season and is also set to direct an episode.

“Greg’s talent extends well beyond the word of special fx makeup,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s Svp of original programming, production and digital content. “He is also a truly talented director,
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The Walking Dead Makes Greg Nicotero Executive Producer

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AMC announced today that Emmy Award-winning make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero has been a named co-executive producer of The Walking Dead. Nicotero has also inked a first-look deal with the network, which gives him the opportunity to bring his own passion projects to AMC. At Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Nicotero won Best Prosthetic Make-up for AMC's The Walking Dead. Nicotero directs a series of webisodes this season and is also set to direct an episode.

"Greg's talent extends well beyond the word of special effects makeup," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's Svp of original programming, production and digital content. "He is also a truly talented director, and has an incredibly comprehensive understanding and appreciation for great storytelling. His knowledge and respect for the genre is unparalleled, and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship with him with an eye towards developing more great original series."

Nicotero, who co-owns Knb Efx Group,
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Zombie Fans Sigh in Relief! Greg Nicotero Named Co-Executive Producer of The Walking Dead!

AMC announced today that Emmy Award-winning make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero has been a named co-executive producer of “The Walking Dead.” Nicotero has also inked a first-look deal with the network, which gives him the opportunity to bring his own passion projects to AMC. At this past Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Nicotero won Best Prosthetic Make-up for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Nicotero directs a series of webisodes this season and is also set to direct an episode.

“Greg's talent extends well beyond the word of special fx makeup,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s Svp of original programming, production and digital content. “He is also a truly talented director and has an incredibly comprehensive understanding and appreciation for great storytelling. His knowledge and respect for the genre is unparalleled, and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship with him with an eye towards developing more great original series.
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Horror Effects Legend Greg Nicotero Named as Executive Producer of The Walking Dead

Greg Nicotero directing Scott Ian from Anthrax for AMC's "The Walking Dead" Webisodes

The Emmy Award Winning special effects make-up artist and Horror Makeup legend Greg Nicotero has been upgraded to Executive Producer of AMC's The Walking Dead in a deal that intriguingly includes a first-look clause that will give Nicotero the opportunity to pitch his own series to the channel in the future.

The move is a smart one by AMC. With pundits everywhere questioning the removal of another legend from The Walking Dead, former show-runner and mast filmmaker Frank Darabont, Nicotero's promotion to the production team could very easily balance out the negative press. As any horror fan knows, the special effects makeup chair is considered as important as the director's, and even the writers. Several special effects makeup artists have risen to rock-star like status in the genre--Tom Savini, Ed French, Mark Shostrom, Rick Baker,
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AMC Makes Greg Nicotero Co-ep On ‘Walking Dead’, Inks Him To First-Look Deal

Greg Nicotero, who just won a make-up award over the weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys for his work on The Walking Dead, has been named co-executive producer of the AMC zombie drama, the network said today. As part of the deal, he has inked a first-look deal to bring his own projects to the network. He already is directing a series of upcoming Walking Dead webisodes and will direct an episode of the upcoming season. Nicotero owns make-up/special effects studio Knb Efx Group and has been involved in almost 800 feature films. His film The United Monster Talent Agency premiered on AMC’s Fearfest last Halloween. “Greg’s talent extends well beyond the word of special fx makeup,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s Svp of original programming, production and digital content, in announcing the deal. “He is also a truly talented director, and has an incredibly comprehensive understanding and appreciation for great storytelling.
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'Walking Dead' webisodes to accompany second season

'Walking Dead' webisodes to accompany second season
A new series of Walking Dead webisodes will accompany the zombie-drama's second season. The online series will be directed by the AMC drama's make-up effects supervisor Greg Nicotero, according to Bloody Disgusting. The six episodes, written by From Dusk Till Dawn co-producer John Esposito, will focus on a woman named Hannah as she and her children take refuge from the zombie hordes in her ex-husband's home. Nicotero has provided special make-up effects for both seasons of The Walking Dead and made his directorial debut with last year's short film The United Monster Talent Agency. (more)
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Greg Nicotero Directing 'The Walking Dead' Webisodes

Greg Nicotero Directing 'The Walking Dead' Webisodes
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Knb co-founder Greg Nicotero is getting behind the camera to direct a series of webisodes for the forthcoming second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead". John Esposito ("The Theatre Bizarre, "Masters of Horror") is penning the screenplays for the six episodes set to premiere this fall. We're hearing they may also play on AMC's annual Fearfest, although that's unconfirmed. Shooting next month, the webisodes follow "Hannah" and her children who take shelter in her ex-husband's house from a horde of zombies. Nicotero directed the widely popular short film "The United Monster Talent Agency" back in 2010. AMC's The Walking Dead returns this fall with 13 new episodes.
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New SyFy shows for 2011.

New SyFy shows for 2011.
SyFy Channel announced today their line-up of new and returning original series, along with their original movies for the 1st Quarter. Among them were some pretty cool items. Here are the highlights.

Being Human – Premieres Monday, January 17, at 9Pm (Et/Pt) – In Syfy’s new original series Being Human, leading normal lives is a lot harder than it looks for three paranormal roommates – vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer who played Dracula in Greg Nicotero’s short The United Monster Talent Agency), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington from Fanboys) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they try their best to be human while navigating the complexities of living double lives. Mark Pellegrino (Lost) co-stars as Bishop, Aidan’s charismatic but menacing vampire mentor.

Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood), with creators of the original series,
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Exclusive: Winners at the The 5th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival Announced

Exclusive: Winners at the The 5th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival Announced
The Fifth Annual Buried Alive Film Festival invaded Atlanta’s historic Plaza Theater November 12-13th, showcasing the best in international short and feature length independent horror films. Hosted by author and horror evangelist Phil Nutman, the festival boasted the southeastern premiere of Frank Hennenlotter’s “Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore” documentary, as well as screenings of Terry Gilliam’s short, “The Legend of Hallowdega,” and Greg Nicotero’s “United Monster Talent Agency.” Other highlights included appearances from filmmakers Ashley Thorpe and Andre Paim, who traveled to the festival from England and Brazil respectively, as well as the crew from Collective Studio in Michigan. (Pictured Left: Filmmakers Ashley Thorpe and Andre Paim. Photo Courtesy Buried Alive Film Festival.) Other feature screenings included a screening of H.G. Lewis’ “Two Thousand Maniacs”, and the Southeastern premieres of “Satan Hates You” and “She Wolf Rising.”

The hub of Atlanta’s thriving horror film loving community,
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