Natasha Leggero to host Golden Trailer Awards; Jon Daly to write & presentMar 30, 2015
Cowboys and space aliens battle robots and pirates for the Best Summer Blockbuster Trailer award, while for Best in Show, it's David v. Goliath in the eternal standoff between indies and majors. For the 12th year, at the Golden Trailer Awards, top talent will host and present the honors for the art and fun of movie promos.
As trailers for movies from mega-million blockbusters to tiny indies vie for honor, the fun-filled 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards show will be hosted by Last Comic Standing judge, Natasha Leggero. Presenting trophies for the best movie promos are comedians Jon Daly (also head-writer for the show), Darren Carter, legendary voice-over actor Jim Cummings, actors Clancy Brown and Patrick Fabian and teen heartthrob Dylan Minette. The announcement was made by Golden Trailer Executive Director Evelyn Brady-Watters and Executive Producer Monica Brady, who also released the line-up of this year's sponsors, topped by JetBlue, Porsche and Variety.
Noteworthy nominees for 2011 include such titles as Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, documentary The Pat Tillman Story, The Social Network, Cars 2 and The Hangover Part II. The full list is available on . Internationally recognized as the top honors in the field, The Golden Trailer Awards recognize achievement in the art of movie promotion. But the awards night also celebrates the sheer fun of trailers, one of the most popular forms of streaming video online, with billions of views each year. Sixteen of the 62 categories of Golden Trailer Awards will be distributed at the live show in a night of comedy and entertainment. The event is open to the public, with limited tickets still available for purchase on the website.
SPONSORS OF THE 12th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS:
Returning as major sponsors this year are JetBlue and Porsche. For the first time, Variety has signed on as exclusive trade media sponsor, with additional sponsors including long-time supporter Steiner Studios, as well as National CineMedia, The Darling Agency, Rok!t, PRG, Position Music, Firstcom, and Dailytrailer.com.
HOST AND PRESENTERS:
Actress-comedian Natasha Leggero, this year's host, is best known for her frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately and as a judge on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing. Among her many TV credits are spots on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and roles in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Sarah Silverman Program. She will be seen this fall in NBC's new series, Free Agents. Presenters are: Actor Clancy Brown (The Kurgan in Highlander, HBO's Carnivale); Comedian Darren Carter, who has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, and Showtime's Comics Without Borders; Emmy-winning voice-over actor Jim Cummings - named a Disney Legend in 2010, and the voice of Winnie the Pooh since 1988 - has hundreds of credits in television, movies and video-games (including Featherstone in Gnomeo and Juliet), and has been nominated for three Annie Awards for his work in animation; comedian and Golden Trailer Awards head writer Jon Daly, a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade whose credits include The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live; actor Patrick Fabian whose dozens of film, TV and stage credits include HBO's Big Love and The Last Exorcism; and Dylan Minnette, nominee for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film for his role in the horror flick, Let Me In, whose recurring TV roles include Men of a Certain Age and Lost.
Rob Riggle to star in The BoondoggleMar 30, 2015
NALA Films has set Paul Blart: Mall Cop helmer Steve Carr to direct and Rob Riggle and Thomas Lennon to star in The Boondoggle, the comedy that the producer/financier bought in January as a spec. Riggle and Lennon play two guys who attend a boondoggle business trip. Despite the island-paradise setting, everything possible goes awry. Christopher Halvorson wrote the original draft. The film will shoot in late summer with NALA Films funding it.
NALA's Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano Loquet are producing with Joe Roth, Palak Patel and Barrett Stuart. Shooting will get underway in the summer. Carr's Rumpus Entertainment partner Jason Taragan will be exec producer. Riggle will next be seen in the Tom Hanks-directed Larry Crowne and is shooting 21 Jump Street, while Lennon will next be seen in Bad Teacher. Lennon, who rewrote this script with Riggle, usually writes with Ben Garant, who hatched Night at the Museum and Reno 911!
NALA Films just financed and produced House of My Father, the Spanish-language comedy that stars Will Ferrell, and the Max Winkler-directed Ceremony.
Comedy Central picks up series involving Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Ian Roberts, Jenny SlateMar 30, 2015
Comedy Central has ordered a pair of new sketch-based series for its 2012 lineup: The Nick Show Kroll, featuring the stand-up comic, and an untitled series starring MadTV alum Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. "I haven't seen either pilot yet, but I think so highly of the talent involved, I can't imagine the shows won't be great," said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central's head of original programming and production.
Nick Kroll, whose one-hour stand-up special aired on the network in January, is executive producing and writing his series with John Levenstein and Jonathan Krisel, who is also directing. Based on the pilot presentation ordered back in May 2010, the premiere episode features "The PubLIZity Girls," with Kroll and Jenny Slate as publicists on the verge of a nervous breakdown while arranging a swanky event for a client; "The Ed Hardy Boyz," featuring Kroll as Bobby Bottleservice, who, along with Peter Paparazzo (Jon Daly), solve mysteries for Christian Audigier, King of the Ed Hardy fashion empire; Kroll as an inappropriate basketball ref who tries to hang out with the players after the game; and "Rich Dicks," which sees Kroll as Aspen Bruckheimer, son of Jerry, who, along with his old-moneyed friend Wendy (Daly) are rich, on the prowl and ready to party at a moment's notice.
The untitled Key-Peele project sees the pair in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches. The topic in the pilot is lying, which gives way to skits involving Lil' Wayne, President Obama and a reality cooking competition chef who is impossible to read. Key and Peele are executive producing with Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.