In mid-April, Amazon Studios launched the 2013 “Watch the Shows. Call the Shots.” campaign in which viewers get to decide which pilot got picked up to series based on feedback and total views. This method differs from the traditional method in which executives at television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW, etc., order a project, decide which gets a pilot order, and then from the available crop decide which of those pilots gets picked up to series.
It was recently announced that “Alpha House,” starring John Goodman (“Roseanne,” “Treme”) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos, “All My Children”; “American Horror Story: Asylum”), had received a series order from Amazon. “Alpha House,” written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury,” “Tanner ’88″) tells the story of four United States senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC as re-election battles and looming indictments head their way. Clark Johnson (“The Wire”) and Matt Malloy (“Six Feet Under,” “Law & Order”) also star.
When your first major acting gig is on a soap opera, you can’t help but start wishing for outlandish scenarios like having an evil twin, being buried alive, and coming back from the dead. Just ask “One Life to Live’s” Jenni “JWOWW” Farley (Nikki): She’s down for every soap twist known to man, including eventually playing a corpse!
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – - Jacqueline Macinnes Wood makes her big screen debut this month in the 3D supernatural horror-thriller “Final Destination 5″.
Wood, who currently portrays young spitfire vixen Steffy Forrester on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful”, can be seen in the fifth installment of the “Final Destination” horror film series when it hits theaters this Friday, August 12, 2011. Wood portrays Olivia, one of the survivors of a bridge collapse, who later finds herself in a dangerous predicament while going through laser eye surgery (see clip below).
“Final Destination 5″ also stars Nicholas D’Agosto (“House,” “Supernatural”), Emma Bell (“Supernatural,” “Law & Order”), David Koeschner (“Saturday Night Live,” “Hank”), P.J. Byrne (“ER,” “Desperate Housewives”), Courtney B. Vance (“FlashForward”, “The Closer”) Ellen Wroe (“Gary Unmarried,” “Huge”), Arlen Escarpeta (“American Dreams”), Miles Fisher (“Gossip Girl,” “Mad Men”), and Tony Todd (“24,” “Boston Public”).
WARNING: Clip contains material that may not be suitable for children under age 14.
Emmy Rossum went from “Law & Order” to “As The World Turns” (ex-Abigail Williams) and now is starring in “Dragonball,” the film adaptation to the popular “Dragonball” anime series.
“Dragonball” tells the story of Goku (played by Justin Chatwin), a warrior set out to save the universe from iminent danger. He seeks to locate the seven magical orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which together will help summon the Shenron dragon, who will grant a single wish to the one that summons him.
Rossum (right, picured with Chatwin) will play Bulma, a girl who aids Goku on his quest after her father’s dragonball is stolen from Lord Piccolo (played by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actor James Marsters). Joining her will be “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Texas Battle as Carey Fuller, a bully in the film. Battle’s character was specifically written into the film for storyline purposes.
Rounding out the cast are Jamie Chung as Chi-Chi, Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi, Joon Park as Yamcha, Eriko Tamura as Mai, Luis Arrieta as Weaver, Randall Duk Kim as Granpa Gohan, Ernie Hudson as Master Mutaito, and Shavon Kirksey as Emi.
The $100 million budgeted “Dragonball” is a production of 20th Century Fox and is set for release on Friday, April 3, 2009.