Fox Buys Detective Drama Based On Australian Miniseries ‘Jack Irish’

Nellie Andreeva • August 29, 2014 2:00pm Client Seamus Kevin Fahey set to writer JACK IRISH, the crime drama genre adaptation of the 2012 Australian mini-series starring Guy Pearce, which in turn was based on the detective novels by Peter Temple. 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment producing. Fox is taking a spin on the crime drama genre with Jack Irish, an adaptation of the 2012 Australian mini-series starring Guy Pearce, which in turn was based on the detective novels by Peter Temple. (watch a trailer for the mini below.) Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey (The Following) and produced by 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment, the adaptation centers on Jack Irish, a part-time lawyer, debt collector, and apprentice cabinet maker, who is getting his life back together after the murder of his wife. Through his cases, he, more often than not, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, uncovering much larger things at play. Anna Fricke (Being Human), who is under an overall deal at 20th TV, will serve as showrunner on the project, which has received a script commitment with penalty from the network. She and Fahey executive produce with peter … Read More

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Billboard Cover: Diplo on His Katy Perry Connection, Madonna Collaboration and 8-Figure Lifestyle

Client Diplo (Wes Pentz) featured on the cover of this week’s Billboard Magazine. By Jonathan Ringen | August 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Diplo photographed by Ramona Rosales on August 14, 2014 at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood, California.  0 0 0 Comments The most valuable backpack in Los Angeles is a capacious, sturdy-looking black number loaded with a pair of sticker-emblazoned MacBook Pro laptops, a set of headphones and a mobile Internet hotspot. It belongs to the 35-year-old DJ-producer Wesley Pentz, better-known as Diplo, and it’s with him wherever he goes. The money is in the matched pair of computers. He uses one when he DJs — playing hundreds of gigs a year, including a weekly residency in Las Vegas. (Billboard estimates he makes $100,000 to $250,000 a pop.) The other is dedicated to music production and contains in-progress tracks for an entire Grammy ceremony’s worth of A-list artists who are expected to release music this fall, from Madonna and Usher to Skrillex and Chris Brown. (Diplo’s premium rate to create a single beat ranges from $40,000 to $50,000, industry sources say, but he’ll often charge less for artists who agree to be featured on his albums.) Right now, the bag is on the floor of a black … Read More

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Client Chris Marrs directs Ariana Grande’s BREAK FREE

Posted by Jason Scott on 08/12/2014 at 9:27 PM   This is the part where we freak out. Ariana Grande, who is currently slaying with her latest album countdown track “Best Mistake,” is here with a little surprise…her “Break Free” music video! Taking cues from Star Wars and Lost In Space (or any other outer space odyssey), Grande commands the cinematic screen with her plush looks and calculated confidence, steering the space ship across galaxies of infinite pleasure “What you are about to witness is scientifically authentic,” rolls the opening, fading up into the sky (much like the Star Wars intro). “It is just one step ahead of present day reality and two steps ahead of present day sexiness.” It continues, with a dominate male voiceover, “Prepare yourself to conceive an inconceivable outer space adventure. Prepare yourself for something so fantastically fantastical you’ll soil yourself from intergalactic excitement. Get ready to…” Pump the music and let’s go! Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero (Britney Spears‘ “I Wanna Go” & “Criminal,” Kesha‘s “Blow”), the clip is a sexy escapade into the extraterrestrial, complete with dancing aliens, laser guns and every sci-fi trope in the book! But it’s oh so fun and by far Grande’s … Read More

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Paramount Insurge to Bring ‘WorldStarHipHop’ to Big Screen

The Hollywood Reporter announces the ‘WorldStarHipHop’ Movie with client Doug Banker, Russell Simmons, Underground and founder Q Worldstar set to produce. 3:00 PM PST 08/05/2014 by Tatiana Siegel Ian Edelman, the creator-writer behind HBO’s “How to Make It in America,” is writing the screenplay and is poised to direct the film based on the popular hip-hop website. Paramount is looking to bring the digital brand WorldStarHipHop to the big screen. The studio is fast-tracking a film through its Insurge label that would use the popular website WorldStarHipHop.com as a springboard for a narrative feature. Ian Edelman, the creator-writer behind HBO’s How to Make It in America, is writing the screenplay and is poised to direct the low-budget film. Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam, is onboard to produce alongside WorldStarHipHop founder Q Worldstar. Douglas Banker and Trevor Engelson also are producing. The plot is being kept under wraps, but it’s described as similar in tone to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Insurge bought the concept as a pitch and quickly attached Simmons as a producer. The studio now has a script it likes and is eyeing a fall start date in New York. Launched in 2005, WorldStarHipHop.com has become a hip-hop lifestyle … Read More

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‘WorldStarHipHop’ Movie In Works At Paramount Insurge

Underground is set to produce with client Doug Banker, Russell Simmons, and founder Q Worldstar the ‘WorldStarHipHop’ Movie with Paramount Insurge. Ian Edelman is writing. by Jen Yamato August 5, 2014 3:00pm WorldStarHipHop is headed from the web to the screen at Paramount Insurge, which bought a pitch for a feature film inspired by the notorious and highly trafficked urban culture and shock video site. Founded in 2005, the WorldStar site has cultivated an online culture of its own around the brand with its 30 million unique visitors per month consuming everything from music videos to viral “street fight” clips. Even that “Apparently” news kid is on the front page of WorldStar today, right up there with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt dropping Eminem lyrics and amateur prankster vids. How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman came up with an original pitch based on the web site and is scripting the project for Paramount’s microbudget arm, which he may also direct. Plot is being kept under wraps but is described as being akin to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in tone. Hip hop impresario Russell Simmons has come aboard to produce alongside Douglas Banker, Trevor Engelson, and site … Read More

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