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The next great villain from a galaxy far, far away is here. Fans attending Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Rebels panel today at New York Comic Con got the world’s first look at the Inquisitor, a black-clad, intimidating figure who will play a prominent role in the upcoming animated series.
In a new video screened at the end of the panel,Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni officially revealed the character, showing design sketches, a sculpted maquette, and disclosing that the Inquisitor is “tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.”
You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX1uCXVg9ug&feature=youtu.be
The panel, hosted by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, focused on the Empire and how it is central to the story of Star Wars Rebels. Hidalgo revealed that the series takes place about 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor’s rule is secure and the Empire is seeking to expand its power to Outer Rim territories. Further details about the panel can be found on www.starwars.com.
If anything was made clear at today’s panel, it’s that the Empire is back -- thanks to Star Wars Rebels.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
Friday, October 11, 2013
THE NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Oct. 11, 2013 – New York, NY – Now in its 11th year the spectacular
The festival opens Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm with a gala opening-night US premiere screening honoring Troma’s fortieth anniversary with their latest feature RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL. 1 with director Lloyd Kaufman in attendance to accept a Lifetime Achivement Award from the festival. The festival continues throughout the weekend with Lionsgate/After Dark presenting the world premiere of Travis Barker’s feature MISCHIEF NIGHT, the east coast premieres of Blair Erickson’s BANSHEE CHAPTER and IFC Films’ release of Eric England’s CONTRACTED, and the New York premiere of Craig and Peter DiFolco’s VISCERA, along with other New York and east coast premieres, including several short film world premieres. Byron Turk’s THE BATES HAUNTING, Dyland Banks’ CAPTURED HEARTS, and the film of Teller's (of Penn & Teller) live spookshow PLAY DEAD starring Todd Robbins accompany the premieres.
In addition, the 2013 Michael J. Hein Award for Personal Achievement in Direction will be given to director Stuart Gordon, helmer of several classics including Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dolls on Saturday, Nov. 16. Michael J. Hein created the New York City Horror Film Festival in 2002 to offer a needed platform for the independent filmmakers of modern horror films and continued his work until his untimely passing in 2012. Now helmed by his mother Ronnie Hein and Fangoria’s Tony Timpone, the New York City Horror Film Festival continues Michael’s legacy, bringing revered filmmakers, newcomers, and short film makers together for a long weekend of camaraderie, thrills, and chills.
For more information, http://nychorrorfest.com/
Cartoon Network Studio’s newest original comedy, Uncle Grandpa, is rapidly becoming Cartoon Network’s next big hit. For the month of September, Uncle Grandpa was the #1 program on Mondays vs. all TV with boys 2-11, 6-11, & 9-14.This Monday, October 14 at 8/7c during the episode “Uncle Grandpa for a Day,” everyone’s favorite mustachioed goodwill ambassador shows his musical chops in a special short, “Uncle Grandpa Sings the Classics.”
This short harkens back to the good old days when celebrities took to the airwaves to hock their albums with infomercials full of little musical snippets and a mile of scrolling song titles. But this time, in true Uncle Grandpa-style, the songs are lighthearted and absurd, covering topics such as his love for mustard, digging holes and balloons. Showing his ability to be a crossover artist and covering songs of every genre, Uncle Grandpa pays homage to everyone from MC Hammer to GG Allin.
In other Uncle Grandpa news, his wondrous facial hair has been recognized by the American Mustache Institute! Uncle Grandpa has been nominated for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award. Show your love by voting for Uncle Grandpa on theironline ballot!
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SYFY GREENLIGHTS JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOPCHALLENGE (working title) FROM THE JIM HENSON COMPANY, SHOWCASING THE CREATION OF ELABORATE AND AWE-INSPIRING LIFE-LIKE CHARACTERS
BRIAN HENSON TO JUDGE NEW REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES COMING TO SYFY IN 2014
NEW YORK – October 8, 2013 - Syfygreenlights an eight episode order for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge(working title), a competition series featuring ten aspiring creature creators competing to out-imagine one another in a series of challenges where they will build everything from mechanical characters to whimsical beasts, bringing high-end inanimate creature designs to life. The contestants compete for $100,000 and the opportunity for the job of a lifetime – a contract working at the world-renowned Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™. The announcement was made today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy.
Brian Henson serves as lead judge on the series. Henson is the Chairman of The Jim Henson Company and the Creature Shop. An award-winning writer, director and producer, he is also a creature designer and performer taught by the master, his father Jim Henson. His long resume in movies and television includes iconic roles like Hoggle in the fantasy classic Labyrinthand the dog in the groundbreaking anthology series The Storyteller. Henson has also produced and directed such television projects as Farscape, MuppetsTonight and Dinosaurs. His film directing credits include The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island. Henson was part of the team that first created and utilized the Henson Performance Control System, a powerful custom-based interface for puppeteers, which won an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Scientific and Engineering) Award in 1992. He also led the Shop’s work in creating the revolutionary digital puppeteering technology, the Emmy Award-winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio.
"As Face Off does with SFX makeup application, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge showcases the incredible imagination and artistry of lifelike creature construction,” said Stern. “We are honored to partner with The Jim Henson Company and Brian Henson on this series. The Creature Shop has set the bar for a caliber of work that is unmatched in quality, design and sheer imagination."
Serving as mentors on the series will be world-renowned designer Peter Brooke, mechanization and animatronics masterJohn Criswell and fabrication and artistic specialist Julie Zobel. The three are longtime Creature Shop artists who have dedicated their talents to the Henson legacy. Their tenures with The Jim Henson Company span decades and they bring a specialized knowledge having collaborated directly with Jim Henson himself. Working alongside the creature creators inside their workplace at the Creature Shop, they will be available for consultation and hands-on assistance.
The creative challenges in the series will showcase the fascinating process behind creature building, from conceptual design to sculpting, fabricating and mechanization. Each episode will end with on-set performances involving the elaborate and life-like creations. The creature creators will be tasked to create everything from hand puppets to large-scale theatrical creatures that can master the balance between realism and fantasy.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challengeis a production of The Jim Henson Company. Brian Henson will executive produce with his sister Lisa Henson, the company’s CEO. In addition to her time at The Jim Henson Company, Lisa’s prolific career in entertainment includes serving as president for Columbia Pictures where she oversaw films like Men In Black and The People vs. Larry Flint. Before that, she was a production executive at Warner Bros. where she worked on projects like Batmanand Lethal Weapon. Lisa is currently in production on the upcoming family filmAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner.
Also serving as executive producers onJim Henson’s Creature Shop Challengeare Joseph Freed (Little People Big World, Rachael Ray) and Rob Bagshaw (Paradise Hotel, Top Chef Masters, Project Runway All Stars). Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge is set to debut in first quarter 2014 on Syfy