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  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in Super Bowl V. But he probably was just as well known to some people for his appearances in Miller Lite commercials or as an actor in movies and television. In fact, in the hours after his death, the word "Hightower" – a reference to his character Moses Hightower in the Police Academy films – was a trending topic on Twitter.
  • California Congressional Delegation Presses Jerry Brown To Sign TV & Movie Incentives Bill

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and 34 other members of California's congressional delegation are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign legislation that would expand the state's film and TV incentive program to $400 million in tax credits...

    'Predator' Reboot in the Works With 'Iron Man 3′ Director

    20th Century Fox is bringing back its iconic "Predator" franchise for a reboot with "Iron Man 3" writer-director Shane Black on board to direct. Fox-based John Davis, who produced the original 1987 sci-fi actioner with Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon, is...

    Director Shane Black calls the new ‘Predator’ a sequel, not a reboot

     
    Proving that the '80s will never die, 20th Century Fox has announced that it will revive the “Predator” mission, with […]

    Review: 'Toy Story of Terror' kicks off Halloween on ABC

    Review: 'Toy Story of Terror' kicks off Halloween on ABC
    And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with "Toy Story of Terror," a Halloween special wrought from the well-known Pixar-ahem-Disney franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. It premieres Wednesday at 8...