REEL News: 10/22/08

KATHRYN HAHN & FOX DEAL

Fox has inked a talent holding deal with Broadway’s “Boeing-Boeing” co-star Kathryn Hahn. Kathryn landed a co-starring role on NBC’s “Crossing Jordan” shortly after graduating. For six seasons, she played Lily Lebowski on the crime drama, drawing the attention of Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, who ran NBC Entertainment for half of the “Jordan” run.
Hahn’s deal with Fox marks a rare talent pact as the broadcast networks have been scaling back in the past few years. 

“In a time when there is less money for such deals, we’re taking really specific shots, and Hahn was one that both Kevin and I wanted to pursue,” Shulman said. READ FULL STORY HERE

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BRIDE WARS

So the new trailer is out for the upcoming film, Bride Wars. Starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway and Candace Bergen. 
This should be a hilarious film for the girls with two natural comics in Hudson and Hathaway. I’m jsut glad to see Anne Hathaway take on a different role and show she has some “cat fight” in her! Due for release January 9. 

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REEL HISTORY: Sonya Levien

Sonya Levien was the first female screenwriter to be nominated for a musical script (State Fair (1932)!
A U.S. citizen from childhood, Russian-born Sonya Levien had been a lawyer, magazine editor and fiction writer before concentrating on screenwriting in the early 1920s.  Levien’s association with what were termed “quality” projects led her to work on many adaptations of novels, plays, and musicals.  Often employed by Fox Studios in the first decade of the talkies, she wrote or co-wrote the scripts of several Will Rogers vehicles, including State Fair. READ MORE HERE

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FILM FESTIVALS

Beaufort Film Festival
Deadline: 10/30/08
REGISTER HERE

Pheonix Film Festival
Deadline: 10/31/08
REGISTER HERE

Gen Art Film Festival
Deadline: 10/31/08
REGISTER HERE

World of Comedy Film Festival
Deadline: 10/31/08
REGISTER HERE 

Malibu International Film Festival
Deadline: 10/31/08
REGISTER HERE

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REEL EVENTS

“SCRIPT CLUB”
October Pick: A Baby Away (download script)
Written by: Courtney Franklin (2nd AD, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money)
Genre: Comedy
Moderator: Ilyssa Goodman

Script Club is a casual meet up of women in the Film and Entertainment Industry to discuss the chosen Script of the Month. We will give writers feedback on plot, characters, writing style and MORE! Followed by Q&A with the writer. There will also be a “Pitching Exercise” led by Moderator, Ilyssa Goodman (Producer Cinderella Story, Former Broadcast & Studio Executive). Ilyssa will be showing the writer how to effectively pitch their script! EVENT DETAILS HERE

 

HALLOWEEN SHOWCASE
Celebrate Halloween with REEL Ladies!
Join like minded women in the industry for a casual night out! Scary Short Film Showcase & Industry Networking & Cocktails!

Selected Films
MY WIFE IS A ZOMBIE
Sometimes it’s better to stay in bed. Zombies interrupt a sadistic liaison…with deadly consequences!
Director: Monica Winter Vigil
Producers: Monica Winter Vigil, Erical Engelhardt

THERE’S NO JENNIFER HERE

A short film in the vein of the cult classic “When a Stranger Calls”. A Mystery/Thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and keep you thinking about its themes long after it’s over!
Writer: Jodi Smith
Producer: Jodi Smith

EVENT DETAILS HERE


REEL SPOTLIGHT
Don’t miss out on one of the fastest growing filmmaker networking events in LA!
Spotlighting women in film & entertainment, REEL Ladies will be celebrating our November Event with a night of Trailer Screenings, Family Oriented Short Films, Filmmaker Q&A, Entertainment, Networking & MORE! EVENT DETAILS HERE

FEATURED GUESTS:
Actress Keesha Sharp

With her passion in acting and a background in music, Keesha has been seen in the long running hit show Girlfriends, Everybody Hates Chris, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married and MORE! She has also garnered the NAACP Image Award Nomination for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series! 

IMDB CREDITS

Makeup Artist Kathleen Karridene!!

Kathleen has worked on over 40 films and hit TV Shows such as Friends, Stacked, My Boys, and the new hit show Back to You (Starring Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer). Making up faces such as Jennifer Anniston, Pamela Anderson Lee and Patricia Heaton, Kathleen has established a solid name for herself in the industry! 

IMDB CREDITS

Actress/Comedian Kym Whitley

Funny, talented and driven, Kym Whitley is the triple threat to watch out for! Seen in such films such as Fun With Dick & Jane, Along Came Polly, Deliver Us From Eva, College Road Trip and more!

IMDB CREDITS

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