Like in fifteen years time… What’s in it for New Zealand man and Cali’s kids?
Just kidding :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.10.12~
Much has been written about TV drama - often producing and attracting the best talent these days of the producers, directors and writers set. There are so many good drama shows being made.
Oscar winner Jane Campion is the latest to bring a TV drama series to the table. The Hollywood Reporter reports from Toronto how Campionwill attend the international television market MIPCOM next month to talk about her first small-screen foray, the new series Top of the Lake.
The New Zealand helmer will participate in MIPCOM’s Creative Talks sessions together with Gerard Lee, the co-writer and co-creator of Top of the Lake.
Definitely not a show for the kids viewing in prime time, the television drama is set in New Zealand and focuses on a police investigation into the disappearance of the pregnant 12-year-old daughter of a local drug lord.
Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss stars together with Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham and Cohen Holloway. Emile Sherman and Iain Canning of See-Saw Films, the team behind The King’s Speech and Shame, are executive producing the series.
Top backing is attached to the series from the BBC, UKTV, The Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide. Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Flucrum Media Finance all provided financial backing. MIPCOM runs Oct. 8-11 in Cannes, France.
Jane, Hunter and Moss together? Wow! It has hit written all over it.
[Photo: A Bright Star photo, Arclight Theater, M.Heller courtesy of Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
News source: Matthew Marley.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.4.12~
The cast of Mad Men sat pretty at Emmys 2011 taking out the “best drama” award for their show. To us normal people, that means nothing. But for the Network and cast of the show, that means top advertisers advertising within and around the show, and all of the cast of the show getting top endorsement offers. Woot! Good for them!
My favorite winners? Jon Stewart winning best talk. Scorsese transitioning to TV okay and The Amazing Race‘s win too.
The full list of winners are:
- Outstanding Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.
- Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS.
- Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights,” DirecTV/NBC. (pictured).
- Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” HBO. (more…)
What does a shampoo bottle have in common with Christina Hendrick‘s hair color? Her paycheck on TV.
All audiences of TV exist for advertisers. When people have TeVo and record shows to then fast forward ads, or have Facebook time in between commercial breaks when watching their shows being broadcast, with a button on mute, advertisers don’t get a good deal any more on the TV. Super Bowl is the big exception. Ads are all watched. Sports ads entertainment are beauties, always.
Even with hit shows, like Mad Men the writers aren’t exempt from being corporate sponsors of their shows, messengers. AMC announced via Deadline Hollywood that ‘the upcoming fifth season of Mad Men is now slated to debut in March 2012. That is 17 months from the series’ fourth season finale. While the protracted negotiations between Mad Men creator/ exec producer Matt Weiner and AMC/Lionsgate TV led to the acclaimed series’ pushed production start and, in turn, caused the show to miss its original July premiere date, the new March return date is not directly tied to the contract talks.’
In addition product placement with AMC’s writers is where the network is heading. Mad Men’s historical context, leaves a lot of modern products out of the world of the show. This may or may not be a problem. Since then AMC has diversified too, into other shows, with writers who will put products into their shows via the scripting of the show. AMC like worker with writers like this.
AMC’s argument with these changes for Mad Men is that it ‘has now 5 original series to accommodate and its next available slot for Mad Men was in March 2012. Mad Men was AMC’s first series, which put the cable network on the original programming map. Since then, AMC has successfully launched several other series, most recently The Walking Dead, which supplanted Mad Men as the network’s highest-rated show.’
The Walking Dead stars are now more current in this climate of pop culture, so AMC is going with that as well.
Thankfully Mad Men‘s stars are bonafide celebrity actors now, acting in films –so they’re all good. Shampoo inclusions or not in their 2012 version of their hit show.
America currently is in Genie in a bottle, states of existence. All people are being served up to the tastes of the top 10% of Americans (networks and their writers and puppets too). Go here for a pop music commentary on this ‘United States of I Dream of Jeanie’ reality.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.28.11~
Sexy Christina Hendricks refuses to lose her curves — because she “loves” the way she looks.
Christina Hendricks of Mad Men whose all chi chis and booty with zero waist says she won’t be going on no diet any time soon. In star speak that’s polite festive language for eat your hearts out this Christmas and New Years people, ’tis the season to be jolly–Christina shines for any of us who can’t even form the thought “no KFC.” Hendricks latest press is that dieting is for European stick insects falling over on runways for lack of good golden New Zealand butter in their systems.
If Christina had said she was going on a diet, it would be really bad timing right now, so I like the way she’s curving out with her press this week. The first syllable of the other word for nation–would have sprung to mind, had she not. Good to see she’s one of us fatties at heart.
“People in the industry have been telling me to lose weight for years but I like the way I look,” Christina said.
“I started out as a model and when I went to Italy to build my modeling book, I gained 15 pounds from all the pastas and cappuccinos.”
Hendricks humorously revealed what she’ll be getting for Christmas! Her family must be a little bananas, like most peoples on Christmas day. The Hendricks sound fun! Creative to say the least.
[Image of Christina Hendricks courtesy of Nature.... oops I mean New York Daily News]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood california USA. 12.25.10~
Christina Hendricks eat your heart out! Look at Jessica Rabbit and Roger Rabbit photographed 50 yards from my place in West Hollywood.
Too much Hot Ginge Hollywood fun.
I was thinking, Hollywood is one of the few places –where something that is animated in cartoon form becomes real in a human way. This is the art of American culture–such moments are a little surreal.
The lesson–imagine, script, draw your heroes. Then become them if you want to. This is the result of that American celebrity artform.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.10. Exposay.Com~
A dobry cover from Jon Hamm for Russia’s GQ.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.30.10~
After research revealed that 50% of all women are forgetting to get regular breast cancer check ups, a new app has been developed for ladies phones and breasts.
iBreastcheck allows the girls, to set a personalized alarm clock, to remind of check up times. Said Bernie Nolan who is being treated for breast cancer:
“This is an incredible development from Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I only wish it had been thought of sooner. The earlier breast cancer is found, the earlier we have a chance of beating it.”
Isn’t this the purpose of technology and medical science knowledge fusing together, for what they’re meant for? Saving lives. Saving breasts, America’s national treasures too!
That’s awesome. Grndr one of these apps, a hot girl’s way to celebrate health, life, well being in the world – and be a man, I say! In order for men and children to be healthy in community, women with the best healthy breasts in America are US all too. Way cool! This app created by the U.K to help that along.
iProstatecheck TM does not sound as sexy for men, as this little number, but that app should happen too on the IT health front for us men. Technology is a gift to preserve and care for Life. Love it today.
Here’s Christina Hendrick‘s who says in Harper’s Bazaar that everyone’s hitting on her, women, men, gay, straight – the whole shabang – and she’s happy about that. “It’s flattering,” says Hendricks.
Um, there is nothing flat about Christina at all, so that was funny! Bump this post on for the ladies you care about and love. IT’S FREE, our favorite.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.6.10~
Christina Hendricks has a cigarette.
[Image courtesy of Hollywood Tuna via Michael K]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.5.10~
With weather as sunny as today, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm‘s take on the ‘Alpha male’ for his fanbase brings on a case of the Lol’s today. He’s so L.A in this pic.
1. Spend time with your girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt. Make sure Jenn’s wearing a hat so she looks like Brie of Desperate Houswives appeal.
2. Make sure Jennifer’s no longer blonde but red hair, is outshining your star competition (colleague Christina Hendricks of Mad Men too).
3. Always have a coffee, it’s a universal affordable everyday man symbol.
4. Show you care for your pet. Take dog for a stroll.
5. Use iPhone, as symbol of a modern man with the world at his finger tips.
6. Wear an SKLA tee shirt- for a laugh.
7. Wear Jonathan Franzen spectacles. A must of male intelligentsia celebs right now – if you know what Freedom is. Franzen borrowing them from Robert Downey Jr. of last year.
8. Sport stubble. Gillette may come knocking for an endorsement deal soon.
9. Smile for the Camera, while walking in a Wisteria Lane looking environment. You have a movie to promote, so do a shout out to another fanbase of TV watchers to support your film. While doing this, make sure dog can smile more than you and the Mrs, because then that’s not too try hard looking. In L.A – that says ‘Happy families.’
10. It helps to have the #1 movie at the box office too already. Subtext to his fans today, get all your chores out of the way, and then if you haven’t already, go and see my film tonight.
He’s a star. A late starter who got a break at 39 now doing well. He’s today’s version of Hollywood’s Rocky box office boxer. He’s part Clint Eastwood disocvered too from Space Cowboy days. And for the second time in the last 14 hours, buzz in Hollywood is “The Town is Oscar worthy.” Hamm’s TV appeal going to Ben Affleck‘s Hollywood star. Now that’s a bro. For sure. It’s hard to believe Jon lost his mother to cancer when he was ten, and his dad at 20. What a survivor.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.26.10~
“If you have a dog, forget about it. It will crush you.”
–Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, on the monsoon bucketloads of tears he’s cried over watching Marley & Me, to People magazine.
Mad Men is everyone with a brain’s favorite well-written show in the USA. It’s set in the hard-bitten days, where it was totally okay to grab your secretary’s derriere for inspiration if business was lulling a bit at the office. Men were men. Women existed to support that. Their breasts too.
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm has been described as an ”Alpha Male” here in the US by Details magazine who provides ‘role models’ of masculinity to sell good looking tech gadgets in glossing pages, pretty much.
Which is weird because my Uncle has a stud boar goat herd (prize-winning in Australia and New Zealand), called Alpha. Everyone I know whose health-concious loves taking Omega 3 fish oil pills every day (Dr Sears fish oil pills are best); so between the alpha word and the omega word reference, I guess we have the masculinity spectrum of A-Z sorted on this blog today.
Anyway, there’s nothing like a talk-show host, needing some blood when his competition is a tea party protest pin-up boy, and we all know how the tea party are rocking the primary races right now on the political scene. Glenn Beck is the Republican’s hero to give CPR to the GOP’s left-over Post-Bush carcus. (Necessary, if we are to believe in democracy at all in America, to have at least two robust political parties, right?). But with Glenn being given this role for the U.S, poor Jon Stewart ‘s ratings need a bit of a boost, so what does he do? He brings a very unlikely ring in, to get the popularity stakes up to speed. Odd, because I would have gone with Christina Hendricks for ratings one-upmanship-ness purposes. Because Hendricks is 3 American celebrities all bundled up in one fire-engine red, alarmingly petite waist line.
But its nice to see that Stewart and Hamm have a lol sense of humor. You need to be a sport in these times. It’s totally on the political agenda here in the US of A.
Here’s Lainey on the topic: “As I’ve noted many times, I LOVE Jon Stewart. He is set to record daily on pvr. And I’ve been missing him for two weeks. But Sarah from Cinesnark bbm’d me last night while I was waiting on a carpet for, ugh, Ryan Phillippe. I was on douche duty and she was watching Stewart with Jon Hamm and totally charmed. Both of them I mean. Sarah and Stewart. (more…)
Christina Hendricks is Mad Men‘s actor, whose known for her hourglass clinching waist.
Sorry, I meant her vibrant red hair. :)
Photoshop Disasters blog spot website, categorizes this surreal image, of Hendricks sans waist and legs, under the blog tag: I’ll Do it When I Get Back from the Pub.
It must be a winner, because Christina gets another mention too, under the blog post: Legless Before Lunchtime.
The beer in the U.K must be strong in graphic designers lunch hour. Talk about a vanishing waistline, this takes the cake.
The copy penned by Michael Hainey was wasted on the graphic artist’s mistake. It describes Mad Men as “Literature. What Matthew Weiner has created isn’t just a television masterpiece–it’s an epic poem for our age.”
A graphic novel tip: “No Paste. No Waist?”
[Image via of Mickey K. With thanks.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.9.10~
The cast of Mad Men cover Rolling Stone Magazine and when it comes to the celebrity and entertainment topics of interest to our readers, here’s how you brought in our Hollywood top ten people-voted topics of interest into prime time, today.
[Images via The Huffington Post]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.1.10~
Here in Hollywood, Christina Hendricks is always big, big news. More so, than most T.V stars. Hendricks wears D & G, to look demure in black for Mad Men‘s Los Angeles premiere, Tuesday. Redheads are often underrated in visual formats, but not Christina.
She owns that red flare up color, making it her A-List niche. Go girl.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.22.2010~
Alright… the whole point of the Costume Institute Gala at the Emtropolitan Museum of Modern Art is fashion, fashion, fashion.
However, when Christina Hendricks turns up on the red carpet–she high jacks the entire show, just with her curves alone.
Ridiculous! And this is why we all love this Mad Men star. She turns out a great red carpet show. Too funny!
[Image courtesy of Larry Busacca for Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.4.2010. Source~
Mad Men returns to ABC on July 25th. Does TV Drama get much better than this show? No. Great news.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.21.2010~
The current October 2009 issues features the lads of Mad Men.
Joan of Mad Men has tied the knot at Il Buco restaurant in New York.
Actress Christina Hendricks married her costar, Geoffrey Arend, Sunday, October 11th 2009.
Congrats to the happy couple of show biz. [Wedding pics courtesy of INFDaily]
Elizabeth Moss the muse of Hollywood’s top rating show, Mad Men rocks out for Venice Magazine. I love Venice Mag for its recognition of Young Hollywood rising stars. Being positioned as a Los Angeles Entertainment and Arts Magazine… They’re cool like that!