In case you haven’t heard, Facebook is trying to following in the footsteps of YouTube, Netflix and Hulu by creating their own original content for binge-watching, stream-hungry audiences to throw their gaze upon. The initiative is called Facebook Watch, and it was first focused on helping all creators and publishers find an audience, build a community of fans, and earn money for their work. But now it’s going to be a platform for Facebook to launch their own original programming, and the social media company has just ordered their first major project.
Elizabeth Olsen will be starring in a currently untitled half-hour dramedy series created and written by Kit Steinkellner (Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything). The Avengers franchise star will also be producing the series with The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt, who will be directing the pilot and several more episodes in the Elizabeth Olsen Facebook series. Read More »
Blue Crush has its fans. A lot of them, I’d wager. The film performed well enough when it was released in 2002, but it became more popular when it hit home video. Around five years ago a direct-to-video sequel was made by Universal. Beyond the title and surfing, though, Blue Crush 2 has little to do with John Stockwell‘s film. Screenwriter Lizzy Weiss and producer Brian Grazer weren’t involved in the sequel. However, they are developing the Blue Crush television series.
Below, learn more about the Blue Crush TV show.
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McG protege and music video helmer Anna Mastro has signed on to direct Bumped, a modern-day version of The Breakfast Club, from a script by Lizzy Weiss. The plot is described as:
“A comedy-drama revolving around five twentysomethings — including a corporate go-getter, a musician and a flirt — who normally wouldn’t be friends but who get to know one another when they’re bumped from a flight and wind up stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.”
Discuss: Do we really need a modern-day remake ofÂ The Breaakfast Club? And if so, do we really want a protege of McG to direct it?