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  • Bruckheimer Brings Fox Another Comic Book TV Show

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    Lucifer Bruckheimer

    The devil came down to Fox, or at least it will, now that the network has ordered a pilot for Lucifer, an hour-long drama based on a comic book. Lucifer was created by industry kingpin Neil Gaiman, with Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. The story concerns the devil himself retiring from running Hell and moving to sunny LA where he assists the police in punishing criminals.

    With an epic backstory and police procedural structure, it’s a no-brainer that mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer is adapting Lucifer for TV with his company Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Bruckheimer is behind other TV juggernauts like CSI, Without a Trace and Cold Case. He’s also currently producing HBO’s upcoming Cocaine Cowboys with Michael Bay.

    TV is becoming as populated by comic book characters as Hollywood movies. Lucifer is published by Vertigo, itself a DC publication. The series will join other DC properties on television like Arrow, Flash and Fox’s own Gotham, as well as CBS’s upcoming Supergirl series, also said to be part-procedural. Marvel has two series on ABC and will be adding several more to Netflix in the near future, starting with Daredevil.

    Dream of producing your own comic book TV series one day? Check out New York Film Academy’s producing school programs here.

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    February 23, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 4205

  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

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    Jameson Dublin International Film FestivalFor all of our New York Film Academy graduates living in or around the Dublin, Ireland area, we encourage you to check out this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The eleven day event, starting on February 13th, has quickly become one of the premier film festivals in Ireland, showcasing 120 films from filmmakers all over the world.

    JDIFF is a citywide event that takes place in all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. Most of the films that screen are Irish premieres, and a decent amount of them will only be viewing to the public at this festival.

    Since its inception, JDIFF has welcomed major talents onto the red carpet including Daniel Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, and others. Audiences and industry members have been treated to an exclusive list of artists and visionaries from the industry including perspectives from directors, producers, screenwriters and critics such as Quentin Tarantino, Mike Leigh, John Sayles, Martin Mc Donagh, Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Neil Gaiman, Jan Troell, Sarah Polley, Frederic Raphael and Todd McCarthy.

    If you’d like to check out what’s playing at this year’s JDIFF, check out their schedule by clicking here.

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    January 24, 2014 • Film Festivals • Views: 4210