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Disney Channel Orders Animated Series ‘The Curse of Molly McGee’; Toon Studio Inks Several Overall Deals

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Disney Channel has greenlighted The Curse of Molly McGee, an animated buddy comedy series about a tween optimist and grumpy ghost from the Emmy-winning duo behind The Penguins of Madagascar.

The series from Disney Television Animation follows the adventures of Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and Scratch, whose joy comes from spreading misery. When one of Scratch’s spells backfires, he finds himself forever cursed in Molly’s presence.

The Curse of Molly McGee is executive produced by Bill Motz and Bob Roth, former EPs of Disney Xd’s Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, along with Emmy winner Steve Loter. No cast was announced.

Disney Channel also said today that it signed a number of toon creators and artists to overall development deals. Among them are Bruce Smith (The Proud Family), Jeff Howard (Planes), Kate Kondell (The Pirate Fairy
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Prince of Peoria

Network: Netflix.

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: November 16, 2018 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Haley Tju, Gabriel Hogan, Conor Husting, Kyle More, Johnathan McClain, Nate Torrence, Brooke Star, Chelsea Summer, Zach Zagoria, and Jared Wernick.

TV show description:

From creators Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje, the Prince of Peoria TV show is a live-action sitcom for tweens. The series centers on Teddy Jackson (Barnes) a 13-year-old student, mom Regina (McWilliams), and their 13-year-old exchange student, Prince Maxemil Vanderklaut III of Buronia, aka Emil (Lewis).

A serious student, Teddy tends to spend his time tinkering on robots, and his other creations, and
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Almost 800 Writers Sign Statement Vowing To Fire Agents If WGA Gives Order

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Some 778 showrunners and screenwriters have signed a statement saying that they will fire their agents if the WGA fails to reach an agreement with the Association of Talent Agents for a new franchise agreement. Signers include a slew of A-listers, including Greg Berlanti, Alfonso Cuaron, James L. Brooks, Aaron Sorkin, Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, Seth MacFarlane, Mike Schur, Tina Fey, Joss Whedon, Kenya Barris, Peter Farrelly, Oliver Stone, John Wells, Matthew Weiner, Noah Hawley, Vince Gilligan, John Singleton, David Chase, Barry Jenkins, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Colin Trevorrow, Eric Roth, David Shore, David Simon, Shawn Ryan, Lena Waithe, Paul Haggis, Mindy Kaling, Drew Goddard, Jenji Kohan, Carlton Cuse, Howard Gordon, Kurt Sutter, Krista Vernoff, Mara Brock Akil, Danny Strong, Rob McElhenney, Jason Katims, Terence Winter, Peter Lenkov, Michelle and Robert King, Al Jean, Robert Towne, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Kevin Williamson, Darren Star, Rashida Jones, Pamela Adlon, WGA West president David A. Goodman
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‘The Prince Of Peoria’: Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons & Cynthia McWilliams Cast In Netflix Sitcom

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‘The Prince Of Peoria’: Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons & Cynthia McWilliams Cast In Netflix Sitcom
Gavin Lewis (NCIS, Ominous), Theodore Barnes (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn), Shelby Simmons (Andi Mack) and Cynthia McWilliams (Real Husbands of Hollywood) are set as leads in live-action multi-camera comedy The Prince of Peoria, from the Internet network’s Kids & Family division.

Written by Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje, creators of Disney Xd’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, The Prince of Peoria has a Coming to America vibe for the younger set. When Emil (Lewis), a 13-year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Teddy (Barnes), a fastidious, overachieving boy who is Emil’s total opposite.

Lewis’ Prince Emil is the gregarious, wide-eyed 13-year-old Prince of Buronia, who’s lived a sheltered life and dreams of one day having a best friend.

Barnes’ Teddy is a fastidious
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Netflix Orders ‘The Prince Of Peoria’ Sitcom Targeting Kids & Families

Netflix has given a 16-episode series order to The Prince of Peoria, a live-action multi-camera comedy from the Internet network’s Kids & Family division. Written by Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje, creators of Disney Xd’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, The Prince of Peoria has a Coming to America vibe for the younger set. When Emil, a 13-year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he strikes up an…
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Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything: Cancelled by Disney Xd; No Season Three

The game has ended for Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything. Series creator Devin Bunje recently announced Disney Xd has cancelled the TV show after two seasons.The sitcom centered on Conor (Cameron Boyce), a young video game prodigy who breaks his thumb and has to leave the professional gaming world in exchange for school. The cast also included Murray Wyatt Rundus, Felix Avitia, Sophie Reynolds, and Joe Hursley. Season two finished airing on January 2nd.Read More…
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Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything: Season Two Renewal for Disney Xd Series

In an exclusive, Variety reports that Disney Xd has renewed Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything for season two. This live-action sitcom focuses on gaming phenom, Conor (Cameron Boyce) who, after seriously injuring his thumb, has to leave the gaming circuit and adapt to life as a public high school student.

In addition to Boyce, the cast of Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything includes Murray Wyatt Rundus, Felix Avitia, and Sophie Reynolds. Creators Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton serve as executive producers. Showrunner Jim O’Doherty also executive produces. Read More…
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2012 Writers Guild Awards Winners

2012 Writers Guild Awards Winners
The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) tonight announced the winners of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay:

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay:

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Fox Searchlight

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson,
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Writers Guild Hails "The Descendants," "Midnight in Paris!" Check Out Complete WGA Awards Winners List!

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced the winners of the WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing. In the Screenplay category, "Midnight in Paris," written by Woody Allen, took home the Original Screenplay award while "The Descendants," written by Alexander Payne, and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming, received the Best Adapted Screenplay award.

Winners of the WGA awards were announced Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Zooey Deschanel and Joel McHale served as hosts of the ceremony.

Here is the full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 WGA Awards (to see winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

*** (Winner) Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win,
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Writers Guild Awards 2012: Nominations: Midnight In Paris, Young Adult

Midnight in Paris, Young Adult, and the other nominations for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. The 64th Annual Writers Guild Awards is “a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different Us labor unions: The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae), representing TV and film writers East of the Mississippi. The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw), representing TV and film writers in Hollywood and southern California.” The 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on February 19, 2012.

The full listing of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards nominations is below.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Pictures

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne
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2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations
The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in both film and television for 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Categories for film include Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary Screenplay. The TV nominations are a little more extensive, offering awards for Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Animated Series, Best Comedy/Variety Series, and Best Daytime Drama.

To find out what got nominated, check out our full list of nominees below.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay:

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by
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Writers Guild Awards Announce Their Nominees: Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2011 season. The winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Television Nominees

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Bathsheba Doran, Dave Flebotte, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Itamar Moses, Margaret Nagle, Terence Winter; HBO

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss; HBO

The Good Wife, Written by Courtney Kemp Agboh, Meredith Averill, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Karen Hall, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Steve Lichtman, Matthew Montoya, Julia Wolfe; CBS

Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell,
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