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11th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations

11th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations
The 11th Annual Indie Series Awards nominations in 28 categories were revealed on Wednesday via Twitter. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced entertainment created for the Web.

Indoor Boys led all series with 15 total nominations. The show is joined in the Best Comedy Series category by Before We Go, FabUless, F#Cking 40, La règle de (3), The Ninth, Poor Us and Three Year Letterman.

Poz Roz and Studio City earned 12 nominations apiece to lead the dramas. They are joined in the Best Drama Series field by After Forever, The Bay, Bronx Siu, People Like Us, A Place Called Hollywood and Save Me.

In all, there are 33 nominated series from around the globe. Crystal trophies will be presented to the winners during a gala ceremony on April 1 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California. The two-day celebration includes a launch party, red carpet reception, press walk, presentation ceremony and official after party.
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Raindance reveals 2017 line-up and competition jury

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London-based festival to open with Oh Lucy! with Josh Hartnett.

The 25th Raindance Film Festival (Sept 21 -Oct 2) has revealed the majority of its line-up and jury members.

The international premiere of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (USA), starring Josh Hartnett, is the opening night film of the London-based event. The closing night film will be announced later this month.

The competition jury includes ex-bifa director Johanna Von Fischer, Spanish producer Rosa Bosch and actors Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones), Christopher Eccleston (Dr Who), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Celia Imrie (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Training Day), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda), Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul), Neil Marshall (Game Of Thrones) and Rachel Portman (Chocolat).

They will preside over awards for a competition line-up that features the European premiere of Koichiro Miki’s Noise and the world premiere of Evald Johnson’s High & Outside: A Baseball
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Perfect Sisters | Review

Sister, My Sister: Brooks’ Uneven Debut Fumbles

Producer Stanley M. Brooks makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters, one of those tawdry sounding stories about familial dysfunction concerning a pair of teenage sisters that decided to kill their mother in 2006. There’s something perversely shocking about matricide, even by today’s glib standards, and the cinema is rife with similar examples, particularly in exploitation efforts and/or other morose endeavors. Brooks’ film will most likely recall Peter Jackson’s exceptional debut, 1994’s Heavenly Creatures, itself taken from the true life account of a woman that would grow up into author Ann Perry. However, Brooks’ isn’t quite as adept as Jackson with this tonally awkward exercise that is particularly grating until its second half, when the film actually manages to balance a murder with chilling detail, speckled with dark humor an a surprising alacrity considering the groan worthy extravaganza that came before.
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Casting News: D'Arcy, Snow, Sorvino

Cloud Atlas

James D'Arcy has signed on for the Wachowski and Tom Tykwer's ambitious ensemble "Cloud Atlas" adapted from David Mitchell's novel.

D'Arcy role is unspecified at present. He joins a cast that includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, and Jim Sturgess. [Source: Variety]

Pitch Perfect

Brittany Snow has joined the cast of Jason Moore's a cappella singing comedy "Pitch Perfect" at Universal Pictures.

Anna Kendrick plays the new singer of the Divisi, an a cappella group determined to beat their male counterpart The Treblemakers. Snow plays Chloe, one of the singers with a hardened personality. [Source: Risky Biz BLog]

The Class Project

Mira Sorvino has joined the cast of Stanley M. Brooks' true crime story "The Class Project" currently shooting in Winnipeg from a script by Fab Filippo and Adam Till.

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley play Canadian sisters who
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Mira Sorvino Joins The Class Project

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Mira Sorvino Joins The Class Project
Mira Sorvino has joined the cast of the true crime tale The Class Project, shooting in Winnipeg under the direction of Stanley M. Brooks.

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) star as Canadian sisters who have been at the mercy of their alcoholic mother (Sorvino) and her abusive boyfriends for as far back as they can remember. The duo decides to take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her in order to collect the insurance money.

Fab Filippo and Adam Till adapted Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell's 2008 book "The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls."

Michael Rotenberg (Extract) produced the indie drama with Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian.

Sorvino, who recently starred in Nancy Savoca's indie drama Union Square, which made its premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival, also just wrapped
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Casting Bits: Brian Geraghty in ‘Flight;’ Alexia Fast in ‘One Shot;’ Mira Sorvino in ‘The Class Project’

Casting Bits: Brian Geraghty in ‘Flight;’ Alexia Fast in ‘One Shot;’ Mira Sorvino in ‘The Class Project’
Robert Zemeckis is getting ready to make Flight, in which Denzel Washington plays a booze- and drug-addled pilot who heroically saves a troubled flight, only to face an investigation into his role in the flight's troubles. Kelly Reilly plays another addict who comes into his life, and Don Cheadle and Bruce Greenwood are in talks for roles [1]. Now Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) is in talks to play the flight's co-pilot, "who finds religion after the crash." John Gatins scripted. [THR [2]] After the break, the Tom Cruise thriller One Shot gets one more and Mira Sorvino is in a sordid tale of true crime. Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Lee Child's novel One Shot just added [3] Richard Jenkins last week, and has now brought on Alexia Fast as part of the thriller's cast. She'll play Sandy, a local girl who has an encounter with ex-mp Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) as
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Mira Sorvino Doing Mommie Dearest For True-Crime Thriller The Class Project

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise are so adorable. Why would anybody want to torture and psychologically abuse them? We.re going to have to ask Mira Sorvino, who has been cast in Stan Brooks. The Class Project as the wicked mother who makes life a living hell for these sisters. Brooks. film, penned by Fab Filippo and Adam Till, is a ripped-from-the-headlines true crime thriller about young girls who grow tired of their alcoholic mother.s abusive ways. All of their lives they.ve suffered at the hands of their parent and her endless streak of horrible boyfriends. But the girls, played by Breslin and Henley, reach a breaking point and reportedly plot to knock off their mom and live off the life insurance payout. Variety reports that Class Project takes its cues from "The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The
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Mira Sorvino to Headline The Class Project

Mira Sorvino has landed the lead in the upcoming true crime tale, The Class Project , to be directed by Stanley M. Brooks. The film features Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley ( The Chronicles of Narnia ) as Canadian sisters who have been at the mercy of their alcoholic mother (Sorvino) and her abusive boyfriends for as far back as they can remember. The duo decides to take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her in order to collect the insurance money. The film, scripted by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till, is adapted from Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell's 2008 book "The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls." Michael Rotenberg ( Extract ) is producing the indie drama with Damian Ganczewski and Juliette...
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Abigail Breslin to Star in Frightening Indie Drama ‘The Class Project’

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Since her Oscar-nominated turn in Little Miss Sunshine, the talented Abigail Breslin has been working, for the most part, with lighter fare — No Reservations; Definitely, Maybe; Rango; and even Zombieland, which has a consistently comedic air to it. Her upcoming commitments, however, point toward a change in the atmosphere.

She’s already signed on to Hilary Brougher‘s Innocence, a drama-thriller that involves vampires nesting in a private school. It’s her latest project, though, that is the real eye-opener. It’s titled The Class Project, and Breslin will star as one of “two Canadian sisters who, tired of their mother’s alcoholism and abusive boyfriends, plot to kill her.” [Variety]

The film is based on Bob Mitchell‘s book The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada’s Infamous Bathtub Girls, which has been adapted by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till. Stan Brooks will handle the directing duties,
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‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Abigail Breslin to star in non-fiction movie ‘The Class Project: How To Kill A Mother’ (IrishCentral)

In an attempt to wean herself from roles such as the adorable unconventional pageant girl in “Little Miss Sunshine,” Abigail Breslin will take audiences through her transformation into adult roles in the new film, "The Class Project: How To Kill A Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls." The Oscar nominated actress will play the lead role in the movie adaptation of “Infamous Bathtub Girls," a story by Canadian journalist Bob Mitchell. The film is based on the true-life story of two Canadian sisters who drown their alcoholic mother in the bathtub and with the help of their friends. ------------- Read More: An apology to ‘Glee Project’s’ Damian McGinty from his No. 1 fan - Videos Gerard Depardieu thrown off Dublin flight after urinating on carpet Sneaky Steppers channel Banksy in new YouTube video ------------- The sisters, who were tired of their mother’s alcoholic ways and abusive boyfriends,
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Breslin Plots Matricide In "Class Project"

Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") has scored the lead role in Stan Brooks' indie drama "The Class Project" reports Variety.

The true story concerns two Canadian sisters who, tired of their mother's alcoholism and abusive boyfriends, plot to kill her. The crime wasn't discovered until over a year later.

Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till adapted the script from Bob Mitchell's 2008 book. Michael Rotenberg, Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian are producing with shooting to start this month.
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Abigail Breslin’s Mother Might Want To Skip Her Daughter’s New “Class Project”

Hollywood’s little miss sunshines are growing up, and how: 15-year-old Abigail Breslin has been cast as one of two leads in “The Class Project,” an indie drama based on the real-life “Bathtub Girls,” two teenage Canadian sisters who murdered their mother in 2003 and got away with the crime for a year before being found out. Stan Brooks will direct from a script by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till who adapted “The Class Project” from “Toronto Star” reporter Bob Mitchell’s 2008 book, “The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada’s Infamous Bathtub Girls.”

http://www.movieline.com/2011/08/abigail-breslin-to-play-real-life-canadian-teen-bathtub-murderer.php
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Abigail Breslin takes lead in dark indie drama The Class Project

Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) has taken the lead role in an indie drama titled The Class Project. Variety reports that Breslin will star in the film to be directed by Stan Brooks based on a script from Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till. The story follows "two sisters who, tired of their mother's alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends, plot to kill her."

Class Project is being produced by Michael Rotenberg (Extract) along with Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian. Filming is slated to start later this month. Breslin will next be opposite Alessandro Nivola in Tribeca Films' Janie Jones, which opens on Oct. 28. She recently lent her voice to Gore Verbinski's Rango, and stars in the ensemble of Garry Marshall's New Years Eve, which arrives on December 9.
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Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin to Murder Mother in The Class Project

Abigail Breslin, Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee for the sleeper hit Little Miss Sunshine, is all grown up now. Or at least grown up enough to commit matricide. Breslin is set to star in Stan Brooks' real-life-based indie drama The Class Project, the story of two teenage Canadian sisters who, fed up with their alcoholic mother, decide to do away with her — reportedly with the assistance of the 15-year-old boyfriend of one of them — by first pumping her up with vodka, Tylenol 3, and codeine, and then drowning her in the bathtub. Hence the girls' tabloid moniker: "Bathtub Girls." Leave it up to the media to come up and spread around the most idiotic nicknames. Production on The Class Project is slated to begin next month, reports Variety. The screenplay is by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till, who adapted Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell’s 2008 book The Class Project: How
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Finally! Abigail Breslin to Play a Homicidal Teen

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting a long (long, long, loooong) time to see Little Miss Sunshine herself, that charming tot Abigail Breslin, sign on for some murder action. Just me? Breslin has joined the cast of The Class Project, which tells the story of two sisters who plot to kill their own mother after years of dealing with both her alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends. Breslin will play one of the sisters in the film. And while that plotline alone sounds titillating to all get-out, it only gets better. It’s based on the true story of two Canadian sisters who got away with the crime for nearly a year. The girls were just 15 and 13 years old at the time. Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell wrote a book in 2008 on the crime, which was committed back in 2003. The book has the much longer (and snazzier!) title
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Abigail Breslin to Play Real-Life Canadian Teen 'Bathtub' Murderer

Abigail Breslin to Play Real-Life Canadian Teen 'Bathtub' Murderer
Hollywood's little miss sunshines are growing up, and how (looking at you too, Dakota): Variety reports that 15-year-old Abigail Breslin has been cast as one of two leads in The Class Project, an indie drama based on the real-life "Bathtub Girls," two teenage Canadian sisters who murdered their mother in 2003 and got away with the crime for a year before being found out. Stan Brooks will direct from a script by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till who adapted The Class Project from Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell's 2008 book, The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls. [Variety]
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Breslin Picked as a Bathtub Girl in 'The Class Project'

Currently in that star child actress moving onto more adult roles phase of her career, Abigail Breslin is moving closer to the direction of acting peers such as the Fannings by taking on some tougher, less flattering indie drama roles. After signing up for Hilary Brougher's Innocence, the actress will now topline The Class Project, playing one of two teen sisters turned murders. To be directed by Stan Brooks (we've got no clue who this director is), lensing begins this month. Producers include Michael Rotenberg, Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian. Gist: Scripted by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till, this is based on Bob Mitchell's "The Class Project How to Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls," which follows two sisters who, tired of their mother's alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends, take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her. Worth Noting: From
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Casting Call: Breslin to Star in The Class Project; Knightley and Collins Eyed for Lead in Romeo & Juliet Re-Imagining, Rosaline

We have a couple quick casting stories for you this afternoon.  First up, Abigail Breslin has signed on to star in the dark indie drama The Class Project.  Per Variety, "Story follows two sisters who, tired of their mother's alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends, take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her."  I want to make fun of that logline, but it actually sounds like an intriguing premise and a nice development for the Little Miss Sunshine star.  Stan Brooks will direct from a script by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till.  Shooting begins later this month. Breslin recently did some voice acting for Gore Verbinski's Rango and she'll next be seen in Gerry Marshall's massive romantic comedy New Year's Eve.  Hit the jump for casting news on the Romeo & Juliet spinoff/re-imagining, Rosaline. It took me a few times to read Vulture's story to figure out what was happening,
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Abigail Breslin joins 'The Class Project'

"Little Miss Sunshine" actress Abigail Breslin will star in The Class Project indie drama for director Stan Brooks. Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till wrote the script for the film which has two sisters who grow tired of their mother's alcoholic tendencies and abusive boyfriends and decide to take matters into their own hands and kill her. Producing The Class Project are Michael Rotenberg of Extract as well as Juliette Hagopian and Damian Gaczewski. Production starts late August. Aside from The Class Project, Breslin is up next in Janie Jones with Alessandro Nicola which finds release via Tribeca Films on October 28th. The actress was also with Johnny Depp, providing voice talents for Gore Verbinski's "Rango."
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Abigail Breslin joins 'The Class Project'

"Little Miss Sunshine" actress Abigail Breslin will star in The Class Project indie drama for director Stan Brooks. Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till wrote the script for the film which has two sisters who grow tired of their mother's alcoholic tendencies and abusive boyfriends and decide to take matters into their own hands and kill her. Producing The Class Project are Michael Rotenberg of Extract as well as Juliette Hagopian and Damian Gaczewski. Production starts late August. Aside from The Class Project, Breslin is up next in Janie Jones with Alessandro Nicola which finds release via Tribeca Films on October 28th. The actress was also with Johnny Depp, providing voice talents for Gore Verbinski's "Rango."
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