The last time comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla tried to get funding for a film, it didn’t end well. He took meetings at studio after studio, but had no luck selling his 2007 project, “The Hammer.” This time around, he’s trying something new. In July, Carolla launched a campaign to raise $1 million for his next film, “Road Hard,” using the crowdfunding website, FundAnything. Less than 30 days later, he had topped his goal with more than 10,000 contributions and counting. He’s got enough to make the new film, which he’s also starring in. Not bad for 30 days work.
Film tax credit scams are big news in the U.K. right now. An Irish actress, Aoife Madden, yesterday received a 54-month sentence in her role in scamming a U.K. film tax credit scheme. Irish Times reports:
A picture book by Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker features more than 200 vintage images he hopes will remind the industry of the city's rich heritage at a time when productions are migrating elsewhere.For nearly four decades Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker has indulged his passion: collecting photographs from location film shoots in Los Angeles dating back to the early 1900s.
Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve Jobs in the new biopic film, "jOBS" has aimed his sights on Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Kutcher claims that "Woz is being paid by another company to support a different Steve Jobs film."
Producer Michael Bay has announced that Megan Fox will star in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, despite the actress comparing him to Hitler. The feud between filmmaker Michael Bay and actress Megan Fox may have come to an end, as Bay has announced Fox is being brought "back into the family" in a blog post about the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.
For years they performed as backstage dancers or had minor roles, but foreign actresses are moving centre-stage in India's Hindi-language film industry -- and becoming big names in their own right.The latest overseas name to take a starring role is Barbara Mori, a Mexican model and former television soap opera actress who makes her Bollywood debut in the upcoming film "Kites" alongside Hrithik Roshan.
Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh is to play the role of Aung San Suu Kyi in a film about the life of Myanmar's pro-democracy champion, industry sources said Wednesday.Yeoh visited the Nobel Peace Prize winner on Monday and spent the whole afternoon at her crumbling lakeside mansion in Yangon, said Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi.Malaysian-born former Bond girl Yeoh has been shooting scenes with French director Luc Besson in Thailand for the production, titled "Dans La Lumiere", said Wanasiri Morakul, director of the Thailand Film Office.