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Brittany Snow and William H. Macy are in talks to join indie Dial-a-Prayer, a drama that will shoot in Michigan in March.
The film follows a young woman named Cora (Snow) who is sentenced to community service working in a prayer request call center. She discovers a sense of accomplishment from the work until she finds out a boy she thinks she helped save is hiding a secret from her.
Snow’s recent projects include Pitch Perfect and horror pic Would You Rather. Repped by ICM Partners and Magnolia Entertainment, Snow is set to return for the sequel Pitch Perfect 2.
Macy most recently made his directorial debut with Rudderless, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. His upcoming projects include Walter and Stealing Cars. He’s repped by WME.
Universal Pictures has just signed a deal Closing Party – STYLE360 Spring/Summer 2014 Collectionsfor Pitch Perfect co-star Brittany Snow to rejoin Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson for the sequel. Elizabeth Banks is set to direct Pitch Perfect 2, from Universal and Gold Circle. A May 15, 2015, release is set. Kay Cannon is back writing the sequel, and Paul Brooks is producing with Banks and Max Handelman. Universal’s Peter Cramer is overseeing. Snow, repped by ICM Partners and Magnolia Entertainment, is set as the female lead opposite Jack Whitehall in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot An American Education, based on a BBC Three series.
EXCLUSIVE: Pitch Perfect‘s Brittany Snow is set as the female lead opposite Jack Whitehall in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot An American Education, based on the BBC Three series Bad Education. British actor-comedian Whitehall, who created and starred in the original series, is reprising his role as Alfie Wickers, now a British transplant and an unorthodox young teacher in the San Diego public school system. Alfie loves his students, but his youthful, often naive enthusiasm and unconventional methods put him at odds with the test-obsessed administrators. Snow, repped by ICM Partners, Magnolia Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham, will play Sarah McIntyre, an earnest and book-smart chemistry teacher who is the object of Alfie’s eye as her current boyfriend is leaving the country. Rosie Perez co-stars the school’s hard-assed vice principal. Craig Zisk is directing from a script by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory.
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CrowdRise, in partnership with The Huffington Post and craigconnects, is launching The CrowdRise Holiday Challenge on November 18th, 2013.
The CrowdRise Holiday Challenge is the best way ever for charities to rally their supporters, raise money for their cause, drive engagement, get lots of awesome exposure and raise money for their cause.
Everything launches on Monday, November 18th at 12:00pm ET and runs through Thursday, January 9th at 11:59:59am ET.
The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $100,000 donation for their charity
Second place gets $40,000
Third gets $20,000
Another $40,000+ in cash prizes and so many HuffPost prizes will be given throughout the campaign
Even if you don’t win a grand prize, you get to keep the money you raise.
We wrote ‘raise money for their cause’ twice in the first paragraph above on purpose.
The inaugural INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE event will honor Deschanel, Chenoweth and Snow for their work with the following charities:
— FIVE ACRES: Emily Deschanel is a supporter of Five Acres, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect and treat and educate emotionally fragile and abused children and their families via residential and outreach programs.
— MADDIE’S CORNER: Inspired by her love for her dog Maddie, singer, actress and comedienne Kristin Chenoweth founded Maddie’s Corner, an organization that supports not only animals in need, but also emotionally abused and at-risk children through the sponsorship and creation of pet therapy programs.
— LOVE IS LOUDER: Actress Brittany Snow founded Love is Louder to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced Love is Louder as a way to address issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression.
In addition to the inaugural awards ceremony, ID embarked on an advertising partnership with Glamour to help shout the cause to its readers, celebrating incredible women across the U.S. whose dedication to victim’s rights and healing are inspiring others to create a change. A four-page advertorial spread in the September issue (on newsstands now) highlights the powerful work of Deschanel, Chenoweth and Snow, and their chosen charities. In addition, ID and Glamour put out a national call-to-action for readers to nominate an everyday hero. One reader will be honored in Glamour’s December issue, and their chosen charity will receive a $5,000 donation from ID.
Choice Movie: Comedy
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Skylar Astin, “Pitch Perfect”
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect”
ward-winning Writer/Director Ash Christian (Fat Girl, Mangus!) assembled a stellar ensemble cast for his idiosyncratic family comedy PETUNIA, debuting across all digital platforms beginning August 6th and landing on DVD September 3rd from Wolfe Video.
The star-studded cast includes Thora Birch (American Beauty, Ghost World), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray) Tobias Segal (Men in Black 3, Rocky Balboa), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, American Reunion), Academy Award nominee Christine Lahti (Best Supporting Actress, Swing Shift, 1995) and Michael Urie (TV’s “Partners,” “Ugly Betty”). With super quirky characters and unpredictable twists and turns, Petunia will make audiences think about love, life and how family plays a part in who you turn out to be. The film depicts an off-beat family of New Yorkers who must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself.
SYNOPSIS: For some families, having a live-in shrink isn’t nearly enough. The Petunia family has a storied history of avoiding real feelings: Mom, Felicia, (Christine Lahti) is a therapist who needs a shrink of her own; dad, Percy, (David Rasche) hides his problems under an oblivious and disaffected non-personality; and brothers Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Adrian (Jimmy Heck) are hiding infidelity and sex addiction, respectively.
Throw in mean NYC princess Vivian (Thora Birch) for a sister-in-law, and you have Charlie’s biggest problem: his crazy family. At first glance, Charlie looks positively Bond-like in his tuxedo but in fact, he is the polar opposite of the suave lady killer. Instead of drinking martinis and living it up, Charlie spends his brother’s wedding reception avoiding the dance floor and securing his self-imposed celibacy by snapping the rubber band on his wrist anytime he feels aroused by the formal-wear-clad young men in the room.
Charlie finally finds a guy he’s willing to break his “no sex” vow for when he meets and starts dating George McDougal (Michael Urie). But George is hiding something from Charlie – his wife (Brittany Snow) – and their relationship hits a complicated snag when she returns unexpectedly from a long trip…
Read more about Family Comedy PETUNA Coming to DVD, 9/3 – BWWMoviesWorld by movies.broadwayworld.com
Fox is redeveloping The Assistants.
The network and studio Warner Bros. Television have extended the options on stars Brittany Snow, Stephen Root, Catherine O’Hara and Jillian Bell with an eye toward re-piloting the comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Assistants (previously To My Future Assistant) is based on the blog and book To My Assistant by Lydia Whitlock. The single-camera comedy revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help one another cope with the obnoxious, overbearing bosses who challenge their sanity on a daily basis.
The original pilot starred Snow (Pitch Perfect) as Jen, a pretty, athletic, ambitious and tightly wound aspiring attorney who just passed the bar and is hoping for a promotion. O’Hara (the Christopher Guest movies) was Magda, one of the bitchy attorneys at the firm; Root (Boardwalk Empire) plays Jen’s boss Frank, an intense attorney who isn’t the monster he seems. Bell, for whom Assistants is in second position to Comedy Central’s Workaholics, is a recurring guest star who played Denny, a single mom and assistant at the firm whose apathy toward her job occasionally prompts her to take three-hour breaks to tend to her son — or go to the movies.
Friends’ Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer penned the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Fox passed over the pilot in May. A formal pilot order has not officially been announced.
When the “American Dreams” cast and producers reunited at the ATX Television Festival on Sunday in Austin, Texas, loyal fans were treated to the unaired but long-rumored “epilogue” to the series finale, which showed where Meg Pryor (Brittany Snow) and her beloved family should’ve ended up when the show was abruptly cancelled after Season 3.
“American Dreams” creator Jonathan Prince admitted that the brief scenes showed how the writers would’ve ended the series had they been given the money or time to film one more episode, but since they hadn’t, they had to film it while they wrapped up the finale without going overbudget. “We showed it to ourselves … it’s raw. The editor’s talking instead of an actor — that’s what makes it beautiful. It’s just our little present to ourselves,” Prince explained, telling fans that many members of the cast hadn’t even seen it, and only Snow, Tom Verica and Gail O’Grady were aware of it at the time, since they were involved in filming.
The original Season 3 finale saw Meg riding off into the sunset with Chris (Milo Ventimiglia), much to her parents’ disapproval. But the unfinished epilogue aimed to give closure to the Pryors by checking up on them three years later.