Friday, January 17, 2020

Jerry Cantrell Signs To Gibson

Jerry Cantrell Signs To Gibson

Jerry Cantrell.
Photo credit: Scott Dachroeden.


NASHVILLE, TN (January 17, 2020) For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. The new Gibson era celebrates the iconic models of the Gibson Golden Erawhile leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generationsgenders, and genres of music. Gibson has announced today, January XX, 2020 that Jerry Cantrell--main songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist for the pioneering rock band Alice in Chains--will join as brand ambassador. Jerry Cantrellwill be doing a signing in the Gibson experience space, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A at Winter NAMM on Saturday, January 18at 4:00pm.
 
Jerry Cantrell remains one of the most iconic rock musicians of our generation.
His career outside of Alice in Chains has consisted of two solo albums and several film soundtracks. Jerry’s first solo album, Boggy Depot, was released in 1998 and contained three singles including the popular "Cut You In" and "My Song." In 2002, Cantrell issued his second album, Degradation Trip, with Ozzy Osbourne'sthen live rhythm section, Mike Bordin(drums) and Robert Trujillo (bass). The album featured two singles, "Anger Rising"and "Angel Eyes," and the track "She Was My Girl" was included on the Spider-Mansoundtrack. Degradation Trip was re-released in November of that year as a double album, featuring eleven additional tracks. In addition to his solo albums, Jerry Cantrell released music on soundtracks for several films including The Cable Guy, John Wick 2 and The Punisher
 
“I’m very happy to announce that I am officially joining the Gibson family,” says Jerry Cantrell. “I’m hugely looking forward to what we can create together in the future.”
“Bringing Jerry to the Gibson to family is a dream come true. He is one of the riff lord heroes that personally influenced and inspired me to play guitar,” says Cesar GueikianChief Merchant Officer of Gibson. “It’s a privilege to have such an icon become one of our ambassadors. He continues to shape sound in a way that is unique to his artistry. Together we will be a on quest to make music matter more than ever.” 
 
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HULU PRESENTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES “LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE,” “HIGH FIDELITY,” “NORMAL PEOPLE,” AND “THE GREAT” AT THE 2020 TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION WINTER PRESS TOUR

Hulu Orders Straight-to-Series Comedy Starring Comedic Icons Steve Martin and Martin Short from 20th Century Fox Television

 

Company Announces Premiere Dates for Second Season of Golden Globe® Winning Series Ramy and Highly Anticipated New Hulu Originals Solar Opposites and The Great

 

Hulu Original Series Wu-Tang: An American Saga and DollfaceReceive Second-Season Pickups

 

PASADENA, CA (January 17, 2020) -- Today, during the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour at The Langham Pasadena, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals, Craig Erwich, presented the company’s lineup of upcoming original programming including Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, High Fidelity starring ZoĆ« Kravitz, the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel Normal People and Catherine The Great comedic drama The Great, featuring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult -- all of which will join the company’s growing slate of premium Original content. 

 

Erwich also announced an upcoming comedy series starring Oscar® and Emmy Award® winning actor Steve Martin and Emmy Award® winning comedian Martin Short.  From This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and co-created by John Hoffman and Steve Martin, the untitled new series puts a hilarious spin on the ever-popular true crime genre. The comedy will join Hulu’s reputable slate of comedic television including Shrill, Ramy and Pen15. 

 

“Hulu’s success in Original content is driven by highly curated programming from world class talent, said Craig Erwich, SVP of Originals, Hulu. “From the Steve Martin project, second series orders of Ramy and Dollface, to shows like Little Fires Everywhere, our momentum in original content is stronger than ever.”

 

As the fastest growing major SVOD service in the U.S., Hulu has gained remarkable momentum over the past year. In 2019, the streaming platform saw a 70% increase in engagement (total hours watched) with its original programming and Hulu Originals continue to drive conversation, more than doubling social media engagement year-over-year. 

 

Announcements revealed from Hulu today include:

 

Hulu Orders Straight-to-Series Comedy Starring Steve Martin and Martin Short from 20th Century Fox Television

The untitled comedy about three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one, hails from co-creators and writers, Steve Martin and John Hoffman (Grace & Frankie, Looking).  Martin and Hoffman will executive produce along with This is Us creator Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal (This is Us) and Martin Short.

 

Company Renews Hulu OriginalsWu-Tang: An American Saga andDollface For Sophomore Seasons 

Following a successful first season, Hulu announced today the renewal ofWu-Tang: An American Saga. Based on one of the most influential music groups in hip-hop history, the Wu-Tang Clan, the series chronicles the history and formation behind the music group as they deal with the daily struggle of balancing their music career amidst the drug induced early 90’s. 

 

Wu-Tang: An American Saga stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Dave East, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Julian Elijah Martinez, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander, TJ Atoms and Johnell Young. 

 

The series is created and written by Alex Tse and The RZA and executive produced by Brian Grazer, Tse, The RZA, Method Man, Francie Calfo and Samie Kim Falvey. Wu-Tang: An American Saga is produced by Imagine Television Studios. 

 

New episodes of Dollface come to Hulu after a stellar first season, serving as the best performing new binge series for subscriber engagement amongst Hulu Originals in 2019.  The original comedy series follows Jules (Kat Dennings), a young vibrant woman who is dealing with the aftermath of being dumped by her boyfriend. With a broken heart, Jules battles her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, with friendships she left behind and the new battle of dating post breakup. 

 

Dollface stars Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky. The series was created by Jordan Weiss, who served as an executive producer alongside showrunner Ira Ungerleider; Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment; Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Screen Arcade; Kat Dennings; Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Dollface is produced by ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.

 

Company Strengthens Kids Programming Slate with DreamWorks Animation Originals Part of New Multi-Year Streaming Deal

As a new streaming home to future slates of DreamWorks Animation feature and library films, as well as brand-new original series, Hulu announced the first three premieres to be Hulu Originals in 2020: Madagascar: A Little Wild, TrollsTopia and The Mighty Ones

 

Loveable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo steal the show in Madagascar: A Little Wild, executive produced by Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny)Capturing the iconic personalities of each of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wildshowcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures. 

 

TrollsTopia will be a new original based off the famous Trolls franchise following Poppy and other enchanting characters from the upcoming feature film Trolls World Tour. 

 

In every backyard, a secret world exists filled with tiny creatures. The Mighty Ones, follows the hilarious adventures of a group of creatures: a twig, a pebble, a leaf and a strawberry.  These best friends, self-named The Mighty Ones, live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods.  Despite their diminutive stature, The Mighty Ones are determined to live life large and always have fun in their wild world. The series is executive produced by Sunil Hall (Pickle and Peanut) and Lynne Naylor-Reccardi (Samurai Jack). 

 

Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates for Upcoming 2020 Hulu Originals The Great, Ramy and Solar Opposites

The much-anticipated series from Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (THE FAVOURITE), The Great debuts on Hulu on Friday, May 15. The comedy series chronicles the genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia and follows the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.  The series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Shawan. 

 

The Great is created, written and executive produced by Tony McNamara and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman. The project is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

 

The Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Ramy Youssef returns to Hulu for his critically acclaimed performance in the Hulu Original comedy series Ramy. All 10 episodes of the new season will debut on Friday, May 29. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood.Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.

 

Alongside Youssef, the new season will also have a special guest star, two-time Academy Award ® and Golden Globe ® Award-winner Mahershala Ali.  The series also features Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way. Ramy is written, executive produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, executive produced by A24’s Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, Jerrod Carmichael, and produced by A24.

 

Co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (Rick & Morty, Star Trek: Lower Decks), Solar Opposites centers around a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether Earth is awful or awesome. All eight episodes of the series will debut on Hulu on Friday, May 8. 

 

Solar Opposites stars voice actors Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone and Mary Mack.  The series is executive produced by Roiland and McMahan alongside Josh Bycel and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. 


Hillary – Trailer
https://youtu.be/ViAAwc0BtiE

 

The Great – Date Announcement Trailer

https://youtu.be/TU5qkuZijA4

  

High Fidelity – Trailer

https://youtu.be/r5bkbfdVzbI

 

Normal People – Teaser

https://youtu.be/fsKmjOuPq9A

 

Little Fires Everywhere – Teaser

https://youtu.be/zJc3yTOpNDA

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Feast your eyes on the NEW CHARACTER POSTERS for GRETEL & HANSEL


Feast your eyes on the NEW CHARACTER POSTERS for GRETEL & HANSEL starring Sophia Lillis (IT Chapter 2) and introducing Sammy Leakey alongside Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact) with Charles Babalola (The Legend of Tarzan). Follow the crumbs when the reimagined tale of a beloved story hits theaters everywhere on January 31st




Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has signed a 3-year deal to develop content for both HBO Max and HBO, which shall be exclusive in all forms of television and a first-look for features.

WARNERMEDIA EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER STEVEN SODERBERGH SIGNING 3-YEAR OVERALL DEAL FOR HBO MAX AND HBO

Deal Builds Upon Previously Announced HBO Max
Original Soderbergh Film Let Them All Talk (WT)
PASADENA – January 15, 2020  Announced today from the stage at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association (TCA) Day,legendary filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has signed a 3-year deal to develop content for both HBO Max and HBO, which shall be exclusive in all forms of television and a first-look for features.

Soderbergh’s first project with HBO Max is the previously announced feature Let Them All Talk starring Oscar®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® award winner Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies, The Iron LadyThe Devil Wears Prada),Emmy® award winner and Oscar® nomineeCandice Bergen (Murphy Brown), Oscar®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her SistersBullets Over Broadway), Oscar® and Golden Globe®award nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea, Boy Erased) and SAG Award® nominee Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, Captain Marvel, Mary Queen of Scots), which tells the story of a celebrated author (Streep) who takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. The film will launch on HBO Max in 2020. Soderbergh has been making films with Warner Bros. Pictures since 2001 and remains a long-time collaborator with HBO.

“This arrangement grew out of talks Michael Sugar and I were having with Sarah Aubrey during the negotiations for Let Them All Talk, and there were four things tractor-beaming me toward this deal: One, I have a history with both HBO and Warner Bros.; two, my definition of a good product, a good process, and a good working culture is shared by the WarnerMedia family; three, the wide range of potential outlets aligns with my range of interests, and four: I get to witness and participate in the building of something new at a very large scale. Oh, and there is a financial aspect, so that’s probably five,” said Steven Soderbergh.

“Steven is a groundbreaking filmmaker who not only tells unique, irresistible stories, but is also a master of so many genres,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “In many ways, he is the anti-algorithm constantly surprising, never predictable and his career is living proof that one gifted filmmaker can impact our culture again and again. I can’t wait for the projects that we’re working on together to premiere on HBO Max.”

“From Behind the Candelabra, to The Knick and Mosaic, we know first-hand that Steven Soderbergh’s creative genius knows no bounds,” said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming.  “An indefatigable innovator, we couldn’t be more excited to continue our relationship with Steven and provide a home for his future projects.”

The deal was brokered by Michael Sugar of Sugar 23 and Jamie Feldman of LGNAFC (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark).

HBO MAX GREENLIGHTS THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY OSCAR® AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER ADAM MCKAY

HBO MAX GREENLIGHTS THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY OSCAR® AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER ADAM MCKAY
 

Anthology Series Inspired by David Wallace-Wells’ Global Best-Selling Book and New York Magazine Article About the Impending Perils of Climate Change

McKay’s Hyperobject Industries, wiip and Animal Kingdom to Executive Produce
PASADENA – January 15, 2020  HBO Maxannounced from the stage at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association (TCA) Day, a greenlight for Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning writer Adam McKay’s (Succession, The Big Short) The Uninhabitable Earth. This anthology series from wiip is inspired by David Wallace-Wells’ global best-selling book and New York Magazine article of the same name and will be comprised of stand-alone fictional stories covering a wide range of genres and possible futures that could result from the rapid warming of our planet. McKay, who recently closed a five-year, overall television deal with HBO and HBO Max, is attached to write and direct the first episode. The plan is for the first season to enlist top directors and writers to join in creating a provocative and entertaining series that taps into our unease with just how delicately our planet is teetering on the precipice.

“Adam is one of the rare artists who can deliver a pointed, impactful message in a piece of great entertainment,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV. “I can’t wait to see what he does with this material, as there is no timelier and more relevant message than a wake-up call on climate change and the growing impact on our lives.”

“I’ve been chomping at the bit to get this show going. I’m very happy that HBO Max stepped up and made the commitment. There’s obviously no subject as vast and daunting,” said Adam McKay.

AQUAMAN: KING OF ATLANTIS TO REIGN SUPREME WITH NEW HBO MAX THREE-PART ANIMATED MINI-SERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JAMES WAN

AQUAMAN: KING OF ATLANTIS TO REIGN SUPREME WITH NEW HBO MAX THREE-PART ANIMATED MINI-SERIES 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JAMES WAN


Innovative Kid’s Animated Special Featuring Iconic Characters 
from the Blockbuster DC Film and Comic Books
PASADENA – January 15, 2020 – HBO Max announced today at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association (TCA) daya greenlight for a three-part animated mini-series Aquaman: King of Atlantis that will be executive produced by James Wan(Aquaman and the upcoming Malignant) through his Atomic Monster production company. Based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, each of the standalone episodes will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep. Aquaman: King of Atlantis joins HBO Max’s powerhouse animation line-up that includes Looney Tunes CartoonsJellystoneAdventure Time: Distant LandsLittle EllenGremlins: Secrets of the MogwaiRick and Morty, The Boondocks and more.

“This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures’ box office smash hit, we are certain AquamanKing of Atlantis will be an exciting addition to our already robust slate of kids and family programming.”

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series begins with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis and he’s got a LOT of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident!

The series is executive produced by James Wan, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home), Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!)Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.

Snowpiercer Premieres On Sunday, May 31, 2020 On TNT

TNT's post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Snowpiercer will premiere Sunday, May 31, at 9:00pm ET/PTBased on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series and the film from Golden Globe® Award winner Bong Joon Ho(Parasite), the new series stars Oscar®
winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs.

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer
centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation.

In addition to Connelly and Diggs, season one of this gripping, futuristic thriller stars Emmy® nominee Alison WrightMickey SumnerSusan ParkIddo GoldbergKatie McGuinness, Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena HallAnnalise Basso,
Sam Otto, Roberto UrbinaSheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes;
Matthew O’ConnorScott Derrickson, and the original film's producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Watch the latest promo here:
https://youtu.be/l75luJ5iyoA

Check out Snowpiercer's Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7W2cwOBm41/