Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
LOS ANGELES (September 29, 2017) – Fandango is reporting that “Blade Runner 2049,” opening next Friday, October 6, is significantly outselling “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian” and “Gravity” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle (one week before release date).
“Blade Runner 2049” was voted one of the fall season’s top three most anticipated films (along with “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League”) in a recent Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers.
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Visit Sideshow at booth #1912 to see all your favorite characters! Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Voltron and more!
From 1:6 scale poseable figures to 1:1 scale life-size statues and everything in between - Sideshow will be showcasing a huge variety of pop culture collectibles at New York Comic Con. With new product announcements, sneak-peeks at prototypes, and never-before-seen statues, Sideshow's booth is the ultimate celebration of the comic book and movie characters that we love!
Here are some highlights, showing just a small glimpse of what to expect from Sideshow at New York Comic Con...
From Rogue One to The Last Jedi, our booth (#1912) will be the place to see all the latest Star Wars collectibles by Sideshow and Hot Toys – including some surprises unveiled for the first time at the show!
Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi
Announced by Lucasfilm earlier this year, Sideshow's new Mythos series Obi-Wan Kenobi has captured everyone's imagination! This incredibly detailed 1:6th scale figure envisions Kenobi at a point in his life prior to the events in Star Wars: A New Hope, depicting the Jedi as a solitary nomad wandering the desert wastelands of Tatooine. Fans and collectors will be able to see the prototype first-hand at New York Comic Con!
From the Guardians of the Galaxy to the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, all the latest Marvel collectibles from Sideshow and Hot Toys will be at our NYCC booth!
Sideshow is proud to unveil an all-new series of Marvel statues that will be shown for the very first time at New York Comic Con next month! These intricately detailed 1:5 scale figures depict all new interpretations of Spider-Gwen, Silk and a (soon to be revealed) Spider-Man as envisioned by legendary comic artist Mark Brooks. To see these pieces for the first time, be sure to visit Sideshow at booth #1912 at New York Comic Con!
From classic comic book and movie characters to all-new interpretations of much loved heroes & villains - visit Sideshow to see all the latest DC Comics collectibles!
Sideshow dares to ask, what would the familiar faces of Gotham become when viewed through eyes filled with fear? Under the horrifying influence of the Scarecrow's Fear Toxin, a masked savior may become your worst nightmare! As the first piece in the new "Gotham City Nightmare" series, this all-new interpretation of Batman by Sideshow Collectibles gives you a glimpse of the Dark Knight like never before.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Cast: Rhenzy Feliz (“Alex Wilder”), Lyrica Okano (“Nico Minoru”), Virginia Gardner (“Karolina Dean”), Ariela Barer (“Gert Yorkes”), Gregg Sulkin (“Chase Stein”), Allegra Acosta (“Molly Hernandez”), Annie Wersching (“Leslie Dean”), Ryan Sands (“Geoffrey Wilder”), Angel Parker (“Catherine Wilder”), Ever Carradine (“Janet Stein”), James Marsters (“Victor Stein”), Kevin Weisman (“Dale Yorkes”), Brigid Brannagh (“Stacey Yorkes”), James Yaegashi (“Robert Minoru”), Brittany Ishibashi (“Tina Minoru”), and Kip Pardue (“Frank Dean”).
Crew: Adapted from the Marvel comic book by Brian K. Vaughan and executive produced by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Marvel's Runaways is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature.
Synopsis: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents. The 10-episode series premieres Tuesday, November 21st.
The series stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannah, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, and Kip Pardue.
Marvel’s Runaways is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C. and Gossip Girl) along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s The Defenders) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Defenders, Marvel’s Jessica Jones) Fake Empire's Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel's Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.
DC Celebrates the Big Screen Release of JUSTICE LEAGUE with Special JUSTICE Variant Covers in November!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Based on TNT's hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Harlan Kimstar in the series as protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquetteas their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle recurs in seven of twelve episodes this season as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT's hit movie trilogy.
Watch the First Trailer Here: https://youtu.be/9WK40nkgRLc
“This book puts you directly behind the scenes for a story that began with a dream, overcame constant challenges, and evolved into the institution it is today.”
“Documented here by the people who lived it, this is a remarkable tale of how a major institution, created out of whole cloth, wove itself into the American fabric.”
—Cokie Roberts, author and political commentator for ABC and NPR
Becoming AFI Celebrates 50 Years
of the American Film Institute
In their new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute (Santa Monica Press/October 2017), Jean Picker Firstenberg and James Hindman provide a candid look at how this remarkable organization brought together aspiring filmmakers, educators, and artists who helped AFI become the foremost national champion for moving images as a vibrant art form.
From its early years operating out of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the legendary Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills under the leadership of George Stevens Jr., through its incredible growth into an influential cultural
institution at its landmark Hollywood campus under the guidance of Jean Picker Firstenberg, to its continued excellence today under the dynamic leadership of Bob Gazzale, the organization and its history are chronicled in Becoming AFI through in-depth essays written by those who have been involved in its adventures, growth, and success.
After being asked so many times what our book would be about, we decided to put together AFI’s history as we experienced it personally,” explain Firstenberg and Hindman. “As we structured the book with the stories we wanted to tell from those years, we realized that some of those stories really belonged to other voices. So, we went to several former colleagues and asked them to join our band. Each chapter tells a stand-alone story about an aspect of AFI, but together, they add up to the full picture.”
Becoming AFI provides an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at how AFI, with passionate determination, overcame the hurdles of advancing technology, political shifts, and new audience dynamics to turn its aspirations into a substantial and highly successful organization, becoming a tireless advocate of moving images as one of America’s most popular forms of art, and maturing into one of the world’s most respected educational and cultural institutions.
“No matter how divisive life in this country may become, the movie theater
has always been a place where we can discover what unites us.”
—Vernon Jordan Jr., New York Times
―Edward James Olmos, actor
and AFI trustee
About the Authors
Jean Picker Firstenberg served as president and CEO of the American Film Institute from 1980 to 2007, overseeing the development of AFI as one of America’s greatest national, cultural, and educational resources. She received an AFI Life Achievement Award for Service to the Institute and was named president emerita and a lifetime trustee. In 2016, Firstenberg was named to the California State University Board of Trustees by Governor Jerry Brown, overseeing the largest four-year public university system in the United States, with twenty-three campuses educating the most diverse student body in the nation. Prior to serving at AFI, Firstenberg spent four years as a program officer at the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. She also served as director of Princeton University’s Publications Office. Firstenberg is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University’s College of Communications. She has served on several boards, including that of Boston University (1984–1996), the George Foster Peabody Awards at Georgia University (1985–1997; board chair 1991–1997), and the United States Postal Service Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (2002–2014; committee chair 2008–2014). She has won numerous awards and honorary degrees.
James Hindman, PhD, has spent his career in cinema and performing arts, creating and leading professional and public education programs at major institutions. During his twenty-four years at the American Film Institute, where he served as co-director and chief operating officer, he was provost of the AFI Conservatory, which he nurtured through WASC accreditation. He was also the uncredited producer of the award-winning feature documentary Visions of Light and the television series Starring the Actor. He developed the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Springs, Maryland, as well as numerous television projects and international film and television festivals. Subsequent to AFI, he developed and led film schools in the U.S. and internationally, including the Red Sea School of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan, and New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute in Las Cruces. He is currently on the board of the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, charged with creating a new cinematic and media arts program and facilities for the school. Prior to AFI, he served as head of graduate studies in the Performing Arts Department at American University in Washington, DC, having previously taught at the University of North Carolina. Hindman holds a PhD in drama from the University of Georgia and has served on the boards of the AIDS Service Center and LAMP in Los Angeles. He currently splits his time between Santa Monica, California, and Taos, New Mexico.
Patty Jenkins made history in 2017 when she directed her second film, Wonder Woman, becoming the first woman to direct a studio superhero movie and earning the biggest domestic opening of all time for a woman director. Jenkins wrote and directed her first film, the crime drama Monster, in 2003, launching Charlize Theron’s career with many awards, including an Oscar for Best Actress. Jenkins graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1993 and the AFI Conservatory in 2001.
Dana Gioia was appointed Poet Laureate of the State of California in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. An award-winning poet who has published five collections of poetry, Gioia served as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009, and was named a USC Judge Widney Professor in Poetry and Public Art in 2011.
David Lynch, born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana. Eagle Scout.
BECOMING AFI: 50 YEARS INSIDE THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
By Jean Picker Firstenberg and James Hindman
Foreword by Dana Gioia
Preface by Patty Jenkins
Afterword by David Lynch
Santa Monica Press/October 2017