Shooting has wrapped on HBO’s new TV show Silicon Valley, and the sitcom is debuting until April. Typical unnecessary tech embargo. Still, HBO invited some TV critics to scope it out earlier this week, and they were pretty pleased about it.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Lacey Rose said it seemingly aspires to be “Entourage for the startup scene,” which we guess means a show about four Erics?
Vanity Fair examines the risks inherent in taking on a “baby agent”–that is, one in the early twenties. They’re better, though, than “in utero agents” in their teens; those little jerks just roll your eyes when you try to get them to do anything!
Scott Rudin has won the Read More
Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters and owner of the theater at which Clybourne Park is to be presented, has swooped in to the rescue to save the production. After Scott Rudin backed out of producing Clybourne in response to its playwright’s backing out of Mr. Rudin’s TV production of The Corrections, Read More
Now A Major Motion Picture
The New York Times reports that film and theatrical Scott Rudin (currently nominated for an Oscar) has left the upcoming Broadway production of Clybourne Park because the play’s author left Mr. Rudin’s own TV project. The tangled webs we weave! Bruce Norris, who won a Pulitzer for writing Clybourne, Read More
Now A Major Motion Picture
Scott Rudin has bought the film rights to Jeffrey Eugenides’ bestselling novel The Marriage Plot, reports Deadline Hollywood. That’s right: not HBO! So who will play which part? James Franco as Leonard Bankhead, right? And Jeffrey Eugenides’ vest as Mitchell. Read More
Chad Harbach, n+1 editor, novelist and now “consulting producer” has been snapped up in HBO’s general raid on everyone in New York City who has written a book.
September’s Toronto Film Festival–not the most glamorous or eagerly awaited among the film festival circuit, but the one whose placement in the calendar tends to position Oscar front-runners, has announced some of this year’s lineup. Films to play in Toronto include Glenn Close’s woman-in-drag drama Albert Nobbs, Luc Besson’s Aung San Suu Kyi drama The Read More
More proof that flying private is sooo 2007: Movie producer and chronic novel-optioner Scott Rudin was spotted filling a first-class seat on creaky old American Airlines Flight No. 10, the red-eye from Los Angeles Airport to Kennedy, on Sunday, July 26, just 12 days after his 51st birthday.
Though he was traveling in the fancy Read More
Per his agreement with Page Six, Harvey Weinstein now owes a charity $1 million after a leaked Scott Rudin email describing Weinstein’s bad behavior during the production of The Reader turned out to be real. (Yesterday, Mr. Rudin told Gawker that the email was fake, but that turns out to have been a Read More
A short item on Portfolio.com by Lauren Lipton argues that super-producer Scott Rudin was unwise to acquire the rights to Philip Roth’s brand new novel Indignation "given Roth’s Hollywood track record."
Supporting evidence: "Of his many tomes, only a few have made it to the big screen to date."
Few here Read More