Journalist Nelson Branco interviewed Sarah Michelle Gellar at the
Golden Globes about the end of "All My Children" (since she was on
that show). She replied that the "One Life to Live" finale was much
better. Obviously, she still watches soaps! Read more of the
intereview in his January 20 issue at
Joss Whedon wraps secret Shakespeare movie project
Actors include Sean Maher, who starred on Whedon's "Firefly" and in
his 2005 movie "Serenity;" Fran Kranz, who stars in "The Cabin in
the Woods," which Whedon wrote and is producing; "Castle," "Firefly"
and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nathan Fillion and "Angel" and
"Cabin" star Amy Acker. Spencer Treat Clark and Jillian Morgese,
newcomers to Whedon's projects, also star.
From Entertainment Weekly: It's been eight years since Buffy the
Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar bid adieu to the show that
made her an icon to focus on making movies. After giving birth to
her daughter in 2009, she began looking for a TV project that could
keep her in Los Angeles, where she makes her home with hsuband
freddie Prinze Jr. "At the same time," says Gellar, 34, "I was up
against this wall: What do you do after Buffy?" The answer isn't
short on ambition. On Ringer, Gellar plays twin sisters: Bridget, an
ex-stripper on the run from the Mob, and Siobhan, a high-society
snoot with a resentful husband (loan Gruffudd), a possessive lover (Kristoffer
Polaha), and many secrets. When Siobhan goes missing, Bridget tries
to escape her troubles by taking over her sister's identity.
Instead, both their lives become more complex. "It encompasses
everything I want, professionally and personally," says Gellar,
adding that she enjoys playing opposite herself quite a bit. "My
costar? Always knows her lines, always hits her marks, and never
gives me attitude. Genius! Every actor should try it." (The CW)
Sept. 13, 2011.
From tvline.com: In news that just made our entire summer, former
Jane Espenson and Life Unexpected creator
Liz Tigelaar have joined the already stellar team behind Once
Upon a Time, the new ABC drama that already boasts two former
Lost producers as EPs. Both female powerhouses tweeted the
news over the past few weeks, but The
Hollywood Reporterreveals how exactly they’ll be
contributing to the fantastical project: Espenson will co-executive
produce, and Tigelaar is a consulting producer.
Michelle Trachtenberg guest-starred on "Love Bites" on NBC.
Michelle explains the mighty impact of banana bread.
We hope you're ready for a new episode of Love Bites tonight! Check
included preview and sneak peeks so you know which
great guest stars to expect this evening. First, check out the
learn what makes a relationship really special and find out what a
friend guest star Michelle Trachtenberg is. Plus, hear the actress
her role in the included interview. Make
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On: How To...
Love is all about learning new things! Guest starring Stephen
Jeffrey Tambor and Michelle Trachtenberg.
Knocking Out an Eyegasm
Eye contact is what makes it special.
What Friends Do
That's right, friends buy friends lap dances.
Jim Kouf ("National Treasure," "Angel") and David Greenwalt ("Buffy
the Vampire Slayer," "Angel") are the creators/executive producers
of a new NBC Fall series "Grimm".
January 13, 2011
JANE ESPENSON AND DREW Z. GREENBERG TO WRITE NEW SYFY PILOT RANDALL
AND HOPKIRK (DECEASED) FROM ITV STUDIOS AMERICA AND UNIVERSAL CABLE
NEW YORK – January 13, 2011 – Writers Jane Espenson and Drew Z.
Greenberg are teaming to pen the script for Syfy’s pilot development
project Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) from ITV Studios America.
Syfy announced last May that it had acquired the rights to the
classic British detective show for development as a potential
one-hour series with Howard Braunstein of Jaffe/Braunstein
Entertainment (The Memory Keepers Daughter/ Christmas in Canaan) on
board as executive producer. Randall and Hopkirk is a co-production
between Universal Cable Productions and ITV for Syfy. UCP will be
the producing company.
Jane and Drew most recently collaborated on the Syfy original series
Caprica, where Espenson served as executive producer and Greenberg
as supervising producer. The pair also worked together on genre
busting crossover television hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer where
Espenson was a writer/producer and Greenberg a writer.
Espenson’s other writing and producing credits include Battlestar
Galactica, Gilmore Girls and Dollhouse. Greenberg’s writing and
producing credits include Warehouse 13 and Dexter.
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is based on the popular British
detective series from the late 1960s in which Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope)
was murdered while investigating a case. He returned as a ghost,
visible only to his former partner, Randall (Mike Pratt), and
assisted him in sleuthing from beyond the grave.
ITV Studios America, the U.S. based production entity of ITV plc in
the U.K. is one of the largest international producers for the U.S.
market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing
reality and scripted programming for US networks.
ITV Studios, Inc., is a world leader in television production and
distribution, with international production centers in the UK,
Germany, Australia, France, Spain, and Scandinavia as well as
America and programs distributed to over 155 territories worldwide.
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple
media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in
innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio
behind USA's Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In
Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and Fairly Legal, as well as Syfy's
Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas . The studio also produced the
long-running series Monk and Battlestar Galactica, as well as the
series Caprica. UCP is a division of NBC Universal.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment.
With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster
movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic
Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy
Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally
launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98
million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the
world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine
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Trachtenberg, Rocha sign on to comedies; Penn takes 'Call'
March 8, 2007
Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" regular Michelle Trachtenberg will
try out her comedy chops at ABC.
The Alphabet has added the actress to its untitled Washington-set
comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Another "Buffy"
veteran, Kali Rocha, has meanwhile signed onto ABC's "The Call," as
has Kal Penn. The network has also added Adam Goldberg to its drama
Trachtenberg will star opposite Eric Christian Olsen ("The Loop") in
the D.C. comedy. She'll be playing the daughter of a lawmaker who
falls in love with Olsen's character, who just happens to work for
her dad's nemesis across the aisle.
Trachtenberg played Buffy's sister Dawn for three seasons on "Buffy
the Vampire Slayer." More recently she's starred in the movies
"Black Christmas" and "Beautiful Ohio" and made guest appearances on
"House" and "Law & Order: SVU."
In "The Call," a comedy about a group of L.A. paramedics, Penn will
play a hypochondriac member of the team, while Rocha will play the
group's boss. The show's cast also includes Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, John
Francis Daley and Danny Comden.
Penn appeared on several episodes of "24" this season; that show's
producers are also behind "The Call." Rocha, who had a recurring
part as the demon Halfrek on "Buffy," currently plays chipper
attending physician Sydney Heron on "Grey's Anatomy."
On the drama side, Goldberg will star opposite Jason O'Mara and
Amanda Righetti in "Marlowe," a contemporary take on the Raymond
Chandler private eye. He'll play an LAPD detective who occasionally
helps Marlowe (O'Mara).
Goldberg is currently on the big screen in "Zodiac." His other
credits include FOX's "Head Cases," "Deja Vu" and "Dazed &
HBO Asks Pollack for 'Recount'
'Buffy,' 'Gilmore' actor Strong wrote script
April 2, 2007
As the 2008 presidential campaign ramps up, HBO is looking back at
the last time the United States replaced a two-term president.
The cable network has greenlit "Recount," which will dramatize the
events surrounding the hotly contested Florida recount in the 2000
election. Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack ("Out of Africa,"
"The Interpreter") has signed on to direct the film, which was
written by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Gilmore Girls" actor
Casting hasn't begun yet, but HBO is aiming for a spring 2008
airdate, the showbiz trade papers report.
The script is the first by Strong, who currently plays Paris' (Liza
Weil) boyfriend Doyle on "Gilmore Girls." He did extensive
interviews with people involved in the recount before writing the
script, which, both HBO Films chief Colin Callender and producer
Paula Weinstein ("Blood Diamond," HBO's "Truman") say, plays things
down the middle by focusing on the backstage drama of the recount.
"It's a fascinating look at democracy where the rubber meets the
road -- a look at the election process like we've never seen it
before," Callender tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Pollack won an Oscar for directing 1985's "Out of Africa," which
also earned best picture that year, and was nominated for "Tootsie"
a few years earlier. His other credits include "The Firm," "Three
Days of the Condor" and the documentary "Sketches of Frank Gehry."
2/13/06 - Alyson Hannigan is in a new movie titled "Date Movie"
scheduled to open February, 17.
2/13/06 - Seth Green turned 32 on February, 8.
2/13/06 - Sarah Michelle Gellar has filmed a movie titled "The
Return" which is scheduled to open in early September.
2/13/06 - Sarah Michelle Gellar is to make a cameo appearance in the
sequel to "The Grudge" titled "The Grudge 2".
2/13/06 - Sarah Michelle Gellar is working on a new projected titled
"The Air I Breathe" which started filming in January.
11/30/05 - Seth Green (Oz from Buffy) will be starring in a
new show titled "Four Kings" on NBC. The show is scheduled to premier
Sunday January, 1 2006.
11/28/05 - James Marsters (Spike from Buffy and
Angel) is currently
appearing on the WB's hit show
Smallville as Superman's
11/28/05 - Marti Noxon (executive
producer of Buffy) recently said that the characters of Buffy may live
on in direct to DVD movies. Talks of bringing some of the characters
back are being discussed.
11/28/05 - Sarah Michelle Gellar will
be playing the role of Krysta Now, an adult film star making her own
reality show in the movie titled "Southland Tales". The Rock and Seann
William Scott will also be appearing with Sarah in the film. Filming
began this August.
Alyson Hannigan currently stars in the new show "How
I Met Your Mother" on CBS.
Six of the stars of the show will be on new shows
Buffy creator Joss Whedon's film "Serenity" comes
out in September. This is based on the great scifi
tv show "Firefly".
Former Angel and Buffy writer Marti Noxon created the supernatural soap
Pleasant", which aired on FOX Wednesday nights.
1/18/05 - Sarah Michelle Gellar will start filming a new movie titled
"Revolver" in early march of this year. Sarah has also signed on for a sequel to
1/18/05 - Alyson Hannigan was signed on to appear in 6 episodes
for a midseason replacement comedy on ABC titled "In The Game" also starring
Jennifer Love Hewitt but has apparently backed out.
1/18/05 - Nicholas Brendon
will be attending several Buffy conventions this year.
1/18/05 - James
Marsters will be appearing at a Houston Vulkon convention in April. He will also
be doing an acoustic tour in the U.K. in April.
1/18/05 - Michelle
Trachtenberg has starred in a new movie titled "Ice Princess" due out in March.
1/18/05 - Emma Caulfield recently finished co-producing and acting in her own
independent mockumentary titled "Bandwagon".
1/18/05 - Amber Benson has an
untitled independent film currently in pre-production.
1/18/05 - Eliza Dushku
will not be returning for a second run in "Tru Calling". The show has reportedly
been cancelled. Six episodes that were filmed will air but the dates are
1/18/05 - Anthony Stewart Head will be attending several conventions
starting in April.
1/18/05 - Seth Green will be creating a new show for
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim coming next month.
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