The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Through his attorney, Fields has denied the allegations and asserted that the accusations have surfaced as a result of a legal battle between Fields and Relativity Media. Fields was fired in September 2016 from his post as co-president of production at Relativity for alleged breach of contract.
Three women told the Hollywood Reporter that Fields allegedly touched them inappropriately, sexually propositioned them and subjected them to lewd behavior. Screenwriter-producer Leslie Dixon accused Fields of unsolicited touching and making a comment about a sex toy while on the set of “Limitless” in 2010.
Former Relatively executive Melissa Philipian accused Fields of promising a promotion if she had sex with him, which she refused to do. An unnamed attorney for Relativity also alleged that Fields made unwanted physical contact with her, adding, “It was
Deception hits home when the nail-biting thriller Inconceivable arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD August 29 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Academy Award® winners Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) and Faye Dunaway (Best Actress, Network, 1977) star alongside Gina Gershon as a family that takes a young woman and her daughter into their home only to find that she may not be who she seems. From the producers of Heist, Lone Survivor, and 2 Guns, the Inconceivable Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
A family befriends a struggling single mother and invites her into their home to be their nanny,
The 30-year-old former child actor, who rose to fame in 2004 on the popular Nickelodeon sitcom, said his “I dos” on Saturday — marrying longtime girlfriend Paige O’Brien in a sweet ceremony in Malibu, California.
They were joined by friends, family, and a few celebrity guests — including John Stamos, who costarred with Peck on the 2015 Fox sitcom Grandfathered.
According to shots shared on social media, O’Brien wore a cream-colored strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and ivory-colored embroidery. Peck wore a classic black tuxedo.
He prepared for the big
Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series “Whitney,” she also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls,” along with Michael Patrick King. Her acting credits include “Unforgettable,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Made of Honor,” and “The Ridiculous Six.”
“The Female Brain” will premiere at the 2017 La Film Festival on June 17.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
Wc: The film is a neurology comedy — not that I even have any idea what that means! We made a movie that depicted how our reptilian/primal brain undermines our modern day relationships. When conflict happens in scenes, brains are superimposed over the actors to show which neuro-chemicals are being released. The only way I know how to describe it is that it’s like a sexy, funny “Magic School Bus.”
W&H: What drew you to this story?
Wc: I read Louann Brizendine’s book “The Female Brain.” I was fascinated by all the things I learned about not only female brains, but the brain in general. I was shocked that they don’t teach us about our brains in school. It’s so unfair that we go through life being labeled as “crazy” or feeling like jerks when a lot of our behavior can be explained by our primal brain reactions.
I was so relieved to find out that a lot of my nutty behavior, and the behavior that frustrated me about the men I was in relationships with, could often be explained by primordial neuro-chemicals. It led me into a wormhole of trying to learn about the difference between nature and nurture, and to have more patience for people in times of stress given I now know how powerful cortisol and adrenaline can be.
Similarly, I have more patience and even compassion when people do selfish things given how strong the pull of dopamine is. I felt the need to be an evangelist and spread the word of the neurological gospel, but of course needed to do it in a funny way, so I or the viewer wasn’t bored out of their minds.
W&H: What do you want people to think about when they are leaving the theater?
Wc: I want them to have the same sense of relief I had when I read the book, and the same feeling you get after leaving a comedy show. Nothing makes me feel less alone than when someone admits to something and you think “I thought I was the only person who did that!”
The idea of the movie is to reveal private moments we’ve all had but maybe are too embarrassed to talk about, or too ashamed to be honest about. I hope that moving forward, when someone in a relationship gets jealous or hurt, they can maybe use the science to feel less guilt or shame and to calm themselves down, i.e. “that wasn’t personal. This is just adrenaline. My primordial brain thinks I’m in danger but I’m really not.”
Our brains have not evolved fast enough to catch up to modern technology and to how safe our current environment is. Often, our instinct to snap into fight or flight mode is obsolete and just makes a mess of harmless situations that can easily be explained by neurology.
I hope everyone leaves the theater with an interest in how our brains work, and maybe just a bit more patience for themselves and for others. After this movie I hope people leave with a new vocabulary for how to talk about their behavior and feelings.
W&H: What was the biggest challenge in making the film?
Wc: Making an independent film is so hard and requires so much surrender. I think that was the hardest thing for me — to detach from the plan I had in my head and to allow for the curve balls to change the movie into what it was meant to be.
I got great advice from a friend who is a director who said, “you have three movies: the one you write, the one you shoot, and the one people see,” and that really helped me. Casting, location changes, weather, and technology fiascoes — these forces all get involved and fate starts directing the movie at a certain point.
Letting go and accepting that not everything was going to be the way I had it in my head was very challenging. Also as a comedian, I tend to want everything to be funny all the time, but this movie, whether it was because of the incredible cast or the subject matter, wanted to be more emotional than I anticipated so I had to surrender to that as well. I’m proud that it has so much heart but I didn’t quite envision it that way initially.
W&H: How did you get your film funded? Share some insights into how you got the film made.
Wc: Making an independent film is a Rubik’s Cube of complications and weird math equations that I’ll never quite understand, and it had a bizarre road but finally it landed with Erika Olde at Black Bicycle Entertainment, an incredible woman who is supporting female-driven films.
She’s brave and fearless and a champion of risk and all things fresh and new. I was lucky enough to have her support and patience. She responded to the script and trusted me for some reason, so we jumped off this cliff together and managed to pull it off, but not without a couple premature gray hairs.
W&H: What does it mean for you to have your film play at the Laff?
Wc: I’m honored to be able to screen the movie for the first time in La. It’s where we shot the movie, it’s where I learned about movies, it’s where our film business is. I’m glad that other parts of the country get to film movies these days, with so much shooting in Georgia and New Mexico, because it’s great for their economies and the overall health of the business.
However, there was something special about shooting in La — being able to sleep in my bed, get actors I would not get to have if we shot out of state, and now screening it here, the original home of the business and so many passionate movie geeks.
This is an unapologetically commercial movie, and with other festivals being so specific, Laff just feels very right and welcoming to the vibe of this weird neurology movie.
W&H: What’s the best and worst advice you’ve received?
Wc: I love this question. Some good advice was “80 percent of directing is casting.” I found out that this is very true. I cast people I’m super fans of, people I admire, people I love watching, and people I know are kind and patient humans.
It really paid off because when things take a wrong turn and you’re shooting at 4 am, actors being patient, kind, and still funny under an incredible amount of pressure despite being completely exhausted is invaluable.
The worst advice? Shoot on film.
W&H: What advice do you have for other female directors?
Wc: Go through your budget like a hawk. Understand what everything means — every acronym, every shorthand. Learn the economics of a budget so you can be empowered to understand what it means to go into overtime, so you know where you can cut, compensate, what you need and what you don’t need, and what you can and can’t compromise. This isn’t just for women, it’s for everyone.
Also, hire other women and wear sunscreen.
W&H: Name your favorite woman-directed film and why.
Wc: I love Nicole Holofcener. Her movies are so complicated and dimensional yet so simple. “Enough Said” was incredible, charming, and special. I loved “Lovely & Amazing” and how she is able to show women as vulnerable and fragile and emotional but never as pathetic victims. She has a very impressive relationship with the truth and has an uncanny ability to know how much information to give the viewer.
I love how bravely she attacks uncomfortable topics. She also has great patience, she really lets the stories unravel at a pace that isn’t too slow, but still makes the viewer earn the payoff. Okay, I’ll stop now.
W&H: There have been significant conversations over the last couple of years about increasing the amount of opportunities for women directors yet the numbers have not increased. Are you optimistic about the possibilities for change? Share any thoughts you might have on this topic.
Wc: I’m very optimistic. I have tons of girlfriends directing their films, so I actually see a ton of progress every day in my inner circle, so maybe I think it’s better than it actually is since I know so many female directors.
For me, the key was just writing something for myself. I wrote the script with Neal Brennan and we hustled to get it made — if someone else had written it I would have been on a list to direct it. I have no idea how directors get hired in the studio system so I like sticking to generating my own material so I’m not waiting around to win the lottery.
Laff 2017 Women Directors: Meet Whitney Cummings — “The Female Brain” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
If you can’t get enough of movies like “You’re Next,” “The Strangers,” and “Panic Room,” you’ll want to check out Gabrielle Union’s next project. The “Being Mary Jane” actress will star in and produce “Breaking In,” Variety reports. She’ll play a woman fighting to protect her family in the midst of a home invasion.
Scheduled to begin shooting this July in La, the pic will be directed by James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”). Ryan Engle (“Non-Stop”) penned the script based on a pitch from producer Jaime Primak Sullivan (“Jersey Belle”).
Practical Pictures’ Sheila Taylor is among “Breaking In’s” other producers. Executive producers include Primak Sullivan and Valerie Bleth Sharp (“The Wedding Ringer”).
The second half of “Being Mary Jane’s” fourth season is scheduled to premiere on Bet July 18. Union executive produces the drama about a TV news anchor. Her other acting credits include both “Think Like a Man” movies, “Bad Boys II,” and “Bring It On.”
Union has spoken out about the sexist and racist treatment she’s experienced in Hollywood, describing “that sense of being hyper-visible or invisible on sets,” zeroed in on or ignored. Union said, “When do you stand up and point out every micro-aggression, and when do you stand down so you’re not the angry black person all the time? It’s tiring,” she explained. “It feels like another job that you’re not getting paid for — that is all encompassing.”
Gabrielle Union to Topline and Produce Home-Invasion Drama “Breaking In” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
Actor Josh Gad, who broke through in “Book Of Mormon” on stage before starring in films including “The Wedding Ringer,” “Beauty And The Beast” and, most notably, “Frozen” as the voice of Olaf The Snowman, posted something cryptic on his Twitter.
Continue reading Is Josh Gad Hinting That He’s Playing The Penguin In A Bat-Film? at The Playlist.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic thriller Unforgettable is the first film in the director’s chair for veteran producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus”).
Katherine Heigl (“27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up”), Rosario Dawson (the “Sin City” films) and Geoff Stults (TV’s “The Odd Couple”), star in the film. “Unforgettable” marks a reunion for Heigl and Di Novi, who previously collaborated on “Life as We Know It.”
Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put
Back in January, we reported on Katherine Heigl’s trip down the psychotic women road in the upcoming Unforgettable alongside Rosario Dawson and we can now share with you the final trailer for the thriller before its April 21st release.
The release of this film hasn’t exactly been shouted from the rooftops and we have a couple of ideas why. It probably isn’t very good, but mostly because there could very well be yet another backlash from hardcore feminists and women’s groups for the depiction of a woman going all fatal attraction bonkers on her ex-husband’s new lady friend. It’s a storyline which has seen Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl fake her own death in order to get her own back on her cheating husband and Ali Larter in Obsessed drugging Idris Elba in order to rape him.
However, men have had
Check out the trailer:
Join a big-city mouse on a big mission to save his friends from evil weasels when Air Bound arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand February 21 from Lionsgate. A producer of Spider-Man and Iron Man shares this charming tale that celebrates friendship, perseverance, and teamwork. Awarded the Dove Foundation’s seal of approval, the film stars YouTube sensations Nash Grier (4.8Mm subscribers), Jimmy Tatro (2.6Mm subscribers), and Justine “iJustine” Ezarik (3.2Mm subscribers), along with comedian Jon Lovitz. Including four bonus episodes from TV’s “Minuscule” and featuring a “Bringing Characters to Life” featurette, the Air Bound DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Dreaming of adventure, city mouse Gavin and his
In addition to executive producing the new Halloween film, Carpenter might also help guide the franchise he began back in 1978 by providing the music for the film. Green and McBride will also be executive producing the anticipated project, along with Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. We have the official press release below with full details, including Carpenter's initial announcement of Green and McBride's involvement:
Press Release (via HalloweenMovies.com): Los Angeles, February 9, 2017 – John Carpenter announced today via his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarpenterTheMasterofHorror/) that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express
Katherine Heigl may have the face of an innocent angel, one that lures you into a false sense of security, so once you see her in her new role as a bit of a psycho in the trailer and poster for Unforgettable you may not look at her in the same way ever again.
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This dramatic thriller is veteran producer Denise Di Novi’s (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Focus) first time in the director’s chair but it sees her reunite with Heigl who both worked on Life as We Know It back in 2010. Heigl, who was last seen back in 2015 in Jenny’s Wedding and TV series State of Affairs seems to want to shake off being typecast in the romantic comedies and sink her teeth into something a little less saccharine and full blown bitter and twisted. It
Tangled: Before Ever After sees Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Paul F. Tompkins (Anchorman) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (Lost) as Captain of the Guards returning to their roles alongside newcomers Ashley Judd (Divergent) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; Jeff Ross (The Wedding Ringer) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot, Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Uncle Monty, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Pete the Guard, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) as Nigel the Advisor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption
Fields’ suit against Kavanaugh charges that Relativity “operated closer to the cantina scene in Star Wars than a normal production company,” and that Kavanaugh “grossly exaggerated and misrepresented Relativity’s financial outlook and its ability to produce films.”
The company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy last April, but has struggled to raise capital and to produce or release films. Mostly employees were furloughed over the holidays and not brought back after the New Year. Kavanaugh and Dana Brunetti, who he hired to oversee the film operation, have both reportedly stepped away from their executive positions at the Beverly Hills-based company.
Could the End Be Near for Beleaguered Relativity Media?
Press Release: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three
Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.99/$38.99
The Loaded 3-Disc Set Features All 10 Unedited Episodes and Exclusive Extras from the Recently-Wrapped Third Season of the Action-Packed, Horror-Filled Series Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González and Guest Stars Including Ana de la Reguara and Tom Savini
This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three. Across 10 new horror-packed episodes, Miramax and El Rey's fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns on loaded blu-ray and DVD,
Geoff Stults (TV’s Zoo), Isabella Rice (True Blood), Simon Kassianides (TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Whitney Cummings (The Wedding Ringer), Robert Wisdom (TV’s Chicago Pd) and Cheryl Ladd also star in the film.
Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother,
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