At the same time, though, Williams was facing another crisis, this time career related. At the peak of his fame, he would have leading parts in two or three films a year; in 2010, there were no films released at all. His terrific role as a father who exploits his son’s death for his own celebrity, in World’s Greatest Dad, largely went unnoticed. With his movie career shaky, Williams turned to television for the first time since Mork & Mindy. The Crazy Ones, developed by David E. Kelley, would be built around the character of adman Simon Roberts. “When you get to a certain place, the material is tougher to get,” says his co-manager David Steinberg (not the comic). “They make movies for younger people. So there were fewer and fewer great scripts and fewer great roles. Robin was nervous about the idea of returning to TV, but we were drawn to the idea that the character and Robin had some similarities. They were both … [Read more...] about Robin Williams: The Triumphant Life and Painful Final Days of a Comedic Genius
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Beyond your collaborations with Leslie, you’ve lately come to be seen as a champion of funny women onscreen, whether it’s producing Bridesmaids and Girls or working with Amy Schumer on Trainwreck. Was this a conscious, concerted move?A lot of it isn’t about any conscious choice other than who’s crazy funny. With Bridesmaids, Kristin Wiig is as funny as anyone I’ve ever seen. I didn’t really think about male or female. And when the movie was done there’s a moment where people say, “This could be good for the issue of female comedy if it’s a success,” but we didn’t think about it. We just thought, Wow, there’s a lot of funny women in this movie, that’s kind of cool. There was no political agenda to it. But then it wakes you up — you realize, this is an underserved market. It seems epically wrong that women have to be dragged to so many male-dominated movies. And there are so many women that deserve big … [Read more...] about Judd Apatow: The Rolling Stone Interview
A few hours back, we reported that the Bollywood actors including Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Hrithik Roshan are already in Madrid, Spain, to create awareness about Indian Cinema before the IIFA 2016, by performing a huge flash mob on their popular songs. … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Hrithik Roshan, Sonakshi Sinha & Anil Kapoor Honoured By The Mayor Of Madrid!
Little Dot Studios said its growing investment in history-themed content "demonstrates the huge demand from consumers worldwide for TV, audio and online material spanning the genre." The deal also fits into the strategy of All3Media, in which Discovery Inc. and John Malone's Liberty Global are investors, of expanding its digital business. … [Read more...] about All3Media’s Little Dot Studios Acquires Streaming Platform History Hit
Since 2006, New York Comic Con has given fans on the East Coast a place to gather, geek out and show off their favorite superhero outfits. This year, though, fans will have to approximate that experience online. The event, which was slated to be held October 8th to 11th at Manhattan’s Javits Center, is going all digital. … [Read more...] about New York Comic Con to Go All-Virtual This Year