A big congratulations to all the winners of this year’s ACE Editing Awards Winners , with a special congratulations to:
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE
Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” – “The Shucker”
Jonathan Corn, ACE
Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television
“Fargo” – “Who Rules the Land of Denial”
Andrew Seklir, ACE
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Heist thriller Den of Thieves took in $950,000 on Thursday night, edging Afghanistan war drama 12 Strong with $900,000. STXfilms will open the R-rated Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, in 2,342 locations on Friday with a projected opening in the $9 million range. 12 Strong, produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, has been tracking for an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon. Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a story based on Doug Stanton’s 2009 bestselling book “Horse Soldiers,” centered on CIA paramilitary operations officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. We had the pleasure of working with the post production crew for both of these films and are very thrilled about the success they are both receiving. Be sure to check out Den of Thieves and 12 Strong in theatres now!
Time After Time alumna Nicole Ari Parker and Stefania LaVie Owen (Chance) are set for recurring roles on the second season of Showtime drama series I’m Dying Up Here. The fictional I’m Dying Up Here, based on the book by William Knoedelseder, explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene. It delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians mentored by Goldie (Melissa Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. Parker will play Gloria Whitfield, a recently divorced, successful and well-respected producer of Soul Train who becomes romantically entangled with one of the comics. Owen will portray Amanda Robbins, Goldie’s estranged, troubled daughter. After running away from home when she was 17, Amanda reappears in Goldie’s life and exposes her mother’s Achilles heel at the most inopportune time. It is our pleasure to provide our technical support to the post production crew and can’t wait to check this season out!
A new season of the unscripted series Music City is on its way and CMT has announced the cast of young adults who are entering the next chapter of their lives while chasing their dreams of success, fame, and romance in the Country Music Capital of the World: Nashville. Music City comes from producer Adam DiVello who brought us pop culture staples of the early ’00s The Hills and Laguna Beach. The docuseries will follow the aspiring musicians as they are faced with real choices that carry real stakes for their careers, their relationships and their future and how they must navigate the rocky road on the journey of self-discovery. Read more about the cast here and be sure to catch the premier on CMT at 10pm ET/PT, March 1.
Fox has renewed drama series 9-1-1 for a second season, the network announced today. The series–from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear–explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. “With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of the FoxTelevision Group. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their stellar work, and we look forward to another thrilling season of 9-1-1.” The series premiere has grown to 10.7 million viewers in Live+7, a lift of 57 percent from Live+Same Day. Including its encore, the premiere has risen to over 15 million viewers in delayed viewing. We here at EPS-Cineworks are so grateful to be working with the post production crew and wish the show much success!
Paramount Network’s “Heathers” is technically an adaptation of the 1988 cult comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, but series creator Jason Micallef said the show will still find ways to put a new spin on the story. “It’s 2018, it’s not 1988,” Micallef told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “No one’s going to want to watch a girl for 10 episodes follow a guy around, murder people and then whine about it.” So Micallef said he created some “very, very major character changes” for the lead character Veronica Sawyer, played by Ryder in the original movie and Grace Victoria Cox on the show. Micallef was cagey about the details but said the original dynamics largely remain in place. The show will also update the characters, who in the original film were “three beautiful white women you wouldn’t expect to be wreaking havoc on a school,” says Brandon Scannell. “That was sort of new and hadn’t been seen before.” But the new Heathers include a plus-size girl, a nonwhite girl and a gay boy. The series is planned as an anthology, with each season moving to a new high school and a new set of characters. But even with a closed-ended 10-episode run, Micallef said the show will delve much deeper into the characters’ inner lives. It is our pleasure to provide our technical support to the post production crew and can’t wait to see the new changes!
With a lineup of seven or eight series currently in development or production, uber-producer Ryan Murphy has more than a full plate. But going forward, he said, he’s going to take his time making sure they’re all in ideal shape. “I’m not going to shoot anything until it’s written, and it’s perfectly cast, and I get great number twos in terms of showrunners and directors,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. In the era of Peak TV and streaming, he said it’s tempting to rush projects through, and Murphy — who has been on hand to present three series (“Pose,” “9-1-1” and “American Crime Story: Versace”) admitted that he wasn’t happy with the first iteration of “American Crime Story: Katrina,” which is slated as the next installment in that limited series franchise. “I still had a passion for the story, but it wasn’t the right story,” he said. We here at EPS-Cineworks are honored to provide our technical support and services to all these great shows! Read more about what other projects Murphy has coming in the future and how he plans to execute them here.