Some tidbits from Joe O'Connell's blog. The first item here is hot off
ABC moves 'The Deep End' premiere up to January
Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Central to be exact, an ABC rep revealed Thursday
evening. The Deep End finishes a six-episode shoot at the Studios at
Las Colinas this week. If you didn't already read my report from this
set as published in The Dallas Morning News, it's here:
It appears now that an additional episode order will be based on how
the show does in the ratings in January.
Bryan Poyser's 'Lovers of Hate' in Sundance
A big congrats to Austin's Bryan Poyser (Dear Pillow), whose Lovers of
Hate, which shot both in Austin and near where Sundance is held, was
selected as a dramatic competition film for this year's Sundance Film
To understand what a big deal this is for Poyser, read the opening of
this Austin Chronicle article I wrote a while back:
Independent Spirit award noms go to McCay, Humpday
Film Independent announced its Spirit Award noms, which included
Christian McKay of Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles for best
supporting actor and Humpday--which premiered at the South by
Southwest Film Festival--for the John Casavettes Award for films made
for less than $500,000.
Richard Linklater's 'Liars (A-E)' dies
Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater calls himself a "promiscuous"
filmmaker in an interesting interview with England's Guardian about Me
and Orson Welles. He also talks a bit about how his planned road movie
Liars (A-E) fell apart:
This summer he was due to shoot a romantic comedy but the studios
wouldn't play ball (what he saw as a mainstream outing, they saw as an
art movie). He has tentative plans to make a third installment in the
Before Sunrise/Sunset series, but he doesn't want to do it just
because he can. "There are enough of those movies made as it is:
sequels, remakes, franchises. It depresses me. It's the way the
industry is going. They figure they can make these huge-ass Harry
Potters, Batmans and Transformers, spend $200m on a surefire hit, and
who cares about the quality? They've basically stopped making my kind
of movies altogether."
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