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Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts: The Dollmaker, Mystery Box, and Casting Couch

Happy (Good) Friday, everyone! We have another trio of terror-filled short films on tap for you to enjoy today as part of Daily Dead’s ongoing Salute Your Shorts series, including the phenomenally creepy The Dollmaker from Al Lougher, Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund’s Mystery Box, and the revenge-driven Casting Couch by Matt Thiesen and Justin Lee.

Enjoy!

The Dollmaker (Directed by Al Lougher)

Synopsis: A grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences.

Mystery Box (Directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund)

Synopsis: A young woman named Moa is surprised to find a strange box tangled in her fishing nets while on vacation at a cabin outside Stockholm. She takes the box back to the cabin, storing it in a shed until she can dispose of it properly. Later that night, however, she hears a sound outside
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Activist Jane Fonda Earns Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award

Activist Jane Fonda Earns Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will present producer-actress Jane Fonda with the Guild’s 2019 Stanley Kramer Award. The two-time Oscar-winner is being honored for her lifetime activism and philanthropy. She will receive the award at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 19, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

Fonda has worked at the top of her craft since the 1960s as an actress and producer (“Book Club” was a summer 2018 hit). Earlier this year, Fonda participated in the well-reviewed HBO documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.” Next month brings the fifth season of her Netflix show “Grace and Frankie,” which she executive produces and stars.

She has also given her untiring support to many political and social causes. They include her nonprofit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, for which she celebrated her 80th birthday last December by raising $1.3 million to lower the teen pregnancy
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Interview: Actress Catherine Delaloye on horror ‘Welcome to Essex’

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Welcome to Essex is a new zombie horror film from writer-director Ryan J Fleming which will have its UK premier at The Romford Film Festival on Thursday 24th May. I got a chance to talk to ask lead actress Catherine Delaloye a few questions about; how she first got into acting, what it was like working on the film and her favourite moments during filming.

How did you first get into acting?

I grew up with a very creative mom who used to encourage my siblings and I to put together little family plays. We would write, act and perform on these little productions. So, I guess I’ve been performing in some way for most of my life. I decided I wanted to start acting in films when I was around 15 years old and living in San Diego. I took a couple of acting classes, but nothing really took
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Jane Fonda (‘Grace and Frankie’) could be Emmy winner again 34 years after ‘The Dollmaker’

Jane Fonda (‘Grace and Frankie’) could be Emmy winner again 34 years after ‘The Dollmaker’
Jane Fonda won her only Emmy for her searing performance as a World War II-era pioneer woman in the acclaimed 1984 telefilm “The Dollmaker.” At that time, she was one of those rare film stars to crossover to television. When she picked up her Emmy, she already had two Best Actress Oscars for “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978) on her mantle. Since then, she has reaped four more Emmy bids, including last year for the third season of her Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie,” but has yet to win again.

She lost her most recent Emmy race to Julie-Louis Dreyfus, who picked up her record sixth consecutive trophy for “Veep.” However, with that political satire taking a hiatus, Fonda could finally pick up a bookend Emmy. She will have formidable competition in the likes of Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Allison Janney (“Mom”) and co-star Lily Tomlin, among others.

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Hollywood Film Awards: Jane Fonda to receive the Hollywood Suppporting Actress Award for “Youth”

Among the many famous actors and actresses being honored at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards, few are as legendary as Jane Fonda. She’s hoping to be in contention for another Oscar this year with Youth, and the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award she’s receiving certainly won’t hurt those chances. She’s now almost guaranteed to be in the running for at least an Academy Award nomination, though as much as anything this honor just shows how viable she still is decades into her career. Fonda is one of the best in the business at her craft, plain and simple. As such, this 2015 moment in the sun for her is unlikely to be even close to her last… Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor: Academy Award® winning actress Jane Fonda will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her role Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.
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“The Flash,” “Arrow’s” Greg Berlanti To Be Head Writer For 87th Oscar Show

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.

Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast. He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010. Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination. He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”

Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar
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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin reunite for new Netflix comedy series

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin reunite for new Netflix comedy series
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who co-starred in the hit film "Nine to Five" in 1980, will reunite for the new Netflix comedy series "Grace and Frankie." The 13-episode show will debut in 2015. The plot focuses on the two actresses as long-time rivals who find their lives turned upside down when their husbands fall in love. They surprisingly find that all they have this late in life is each other. Fonda is a two time Oscar winner ("Klute," 1971; "Coming Home," 1978) who also is a past Emmy champ ("The Dollmaker," 1984). She earned another Emmy nomination last year for her guest role on "The Newsroom." Tomlin prevailed at last year's Emmy Awards for her voiceover work for the HBO documentary "An Apology to Elephants." It was her first performance win among her five overall trophies (the others were for writing and producing variety specials). In her career, she has received a...
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Watch The Academy Awards Nominations Live Tomorrow – Oscar.com Goes Behind The Scenes With First Installment Of “Inside The Oscars” Video Series

Contributed By: Michelle McCue and Melissa Thompson

Well, we’ve just returned from AMPAS with our credentials badge for Wamg to be among the many outlets covering the Academy Awards nominations tomorrow morning.

With the announcement less than 24 hours away, and for the Oscar obsessivas (like us), this has been one of the toughest years to call. Even those of us who compulsively watch the race 365 days a year, all the categories are wide open, with expected surprises and snubs. This is always the best type of Oscar race to watch and we’ll bring you the news of who gets in and who isn’t invited to Hollywood’s biggest party of the year.

Actor, and tall-drink-of-cool-water, Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th Academy Awards nominations on Thursday, January 16.

Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at a 5:38 a.
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Emmys 2013: Who Should Win Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series? Take Our Poll!

Emmys 2013: Who Should Win Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series? Take Our Poll!
The nominees for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series have some of the classiest pedigrees in all of the 2013 Emmy races. Consider these stats:

* The AmericansMargo Martindale took home the 2011 trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Justified.

* The Newsroom‘s Jane Fonda won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special in 1984 (for The Dollmaker), to go along with her seven Oscar nods (including two wins).

* Game of ThronesDiana Rigg won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special in 1997 (for Rebecca) — in addition
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'Right On!' Jane Fonda Celebrates The Occupy Movement And Her Illustrious Career

'Right On!' Jane Fonda Celebrates The Occupy Movement And Her Illustrious Career
"Are you near the restaurant? Because Jane Fonda has a habit of being early for meetings."

That was the worried voice on the other side of a phone call I received from one of Jane Fonda's publicist shortly before our interview. And I wasn't close. I wasn't going to be late, but I certainly wasn't going to be early. Thoughts of Jane Fonda admonishing me for my lack of perceived punctuality seeped into my consciousness. I mean, certainly, at this stage of her career, Jane doesn't have to put up with the likes of me.

Needless to say, I hailed the next cab.

I met Fonda at a crowded Manhattan restaurant near Central Park. (Yes, this was one of those moments in this job in which I couldn't help thinking, Wow, that's Jane Fonda sitting across from me. What am I doing here?) Fonda was concerned that I wasn't ordering anything.
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'Right On!' Jane Fonda Celebrates The Occupy Movement And Her Illustrious Career

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'Right On!' Jane Fonda Celebrates The Occupy Movement And Her Illustrious Career
"Are you near the restaurant? Because Jane Fonda has a habit of being early for meetings."

That was the worried voice on the other side of a phone call I received from one of Jane Fonda's publicist shortly before our interview. And I wasn't close. I wasn't going to be late, but I certainly wasn't going to be early. Thoughts of Jane Fonda admonishing me for my lack of perceived punctuality seeped into my consciousness. I mean, certainly, at this stage of her career, Jane doesn't have to put up with the likes of me.

Needless to say, I hailed the next cab.

I met Fonda at a crowded Manhattan restaurant near Central Park. (Yes, this was one of those moments in this job in which I couldn't help thinking, Wow, that's Jane Fonda sitting across from me. What am I doing here?) Fonda was concerned that I wasn't ordering anything.
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Levon Helm obituary

Drummer with the Band whose career stretched in many other directions

Levon Helm – a life in pictures

A shorthand way of describing Levon Helm, who has died of cancer aged 71, would be as the drummer with the Band, who were Bob Dylan's backing group as he made the leap from folk to rock, and then forged a hugely influential career of their own in the late 1960s and 70s. This would have made Helm eminent enough, but his career stretched in many other directions, as drummer with the rock'n'roller Ronnie Hawkins, solo artist, prolific film actor and, most recently, host of the all-star Midnight Ramble Sessions. He was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, and a fine and distinctive singer.

He was born Mark Lavon Helm in Elaine, Arkansas, the second of Nell and Diamond Helm's four children. His father was a cotton farmer but also a music lover, and the Grand Ole Opry
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Levon Helm Remembered by Sheryl Crow, Adam Levine

Levon Helm Remembered by Sheryl Crow, Adam Levine
Some of the biggest names in music are honoring one of the biggest legends. After Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band, died Thursday at 71, Sheryl Crow took to Twitter to express her condolences. "My heart [is] heavy with sad news of Levon Helm's passing," she wrote. "My thoughts and prayers are with Levon's family." Also Tweeting about the late Helm, who had cancer: Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine. Levon Helm. He was The Best. Music is gonna miss him. One of the humble gods of rock and roll. Rest in Peace.— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) April 19, 2012 Fellow rock Jared Followill,
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Fonda Saddened By Helm's Cancer Fight

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Fonda Saddened By Helm's Cancer Fight
Jane Fonda has told of her sadness after learning The Band star Levon Helm is reaching the "final stages" of his cancer battle, hailing the drummer as "astonishing".

Helm's wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted a message on his website on Tuesday asking fans to send "prayers and love" to the stricken rocker, who is close to death.

Fonda worked with Helm on 1984 American TV movie The Dollmaker and she's opened up about her memories of him in a moving post on her blog.

She writes, "I got to know Levon personally because he played my husband in the ABC movie The Dollmaker. He was kind and deep and devoted to music, as a singer and playing not only drums, but harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, you name it.

"All you have to do is rent The Last Waltz, the documentary that Martin Scorsese made of The Band's last performance together to be reminded what an astonishing drummer Levon was.

"He gave the Band it's powerful, driving force, a wall of pulsating rhythm. And his voice - singing The Weight - all deep soul. I am so sad."

Jane Fonda Joins Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom as...

Jane Fonda Joins Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom as...

TV Line is reporting that Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO drama Newsroom may have just landed its biggest get yet. After expressing a desire to head to cable thanks to its edgy writing, Jane Fonda (Coming Home) will be joining the backstage look at cable news program "News Night" as Leona Lansing, ruthless CEO of the show's parent company. We'll learn more about her character the closer it gets to Newsroom's debut, which is currently to be determined.

It'll be two-time Oscar winner Fonda's first TV appearance since 1984's The Dollmaker (a TV movie) and first series appearance since 1982's Nine to Five. Fonda retired from the cinema in 1991 after a highly successful 30 year career before returning to acting in 2005. She eventually earned a Tony nomination in 2009 while penning a second memoir and releasing another exercise video since that time. Fonda
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Jane Fonda vs. Geoffrey Rush for the Triple Crown

You know about the Triple Crown of Acting, right? It's when an actor manages to stretch across three mediums and snag all three of the top competitive prizes: Tony (theater), Emmy (television) and Oscar (film).

To date only 15 actors* have accomplished this but the number could jump to 17 soon. Currently the rarified list reads like so...

Jack Albertson (Tony: 65, Oscar: 69, Emmy: 75)

Anne Bancroft (Tony: 58, Oscar: 63, Emmy: 99)

Ingrid Bergman (Oscar: 45, Tony: 47, Emmy: 60)

Shirley Booth (Tony: 49, Oscar: 53, Emmy: 62)

Melvyn Douglas (Tony: 60, Oscar: 64, Emmy: 68) Did you know that this Hud star was Illeanna Douglas's grandfather? I certainly didn't.

Jeremy Irons (Tony: 84, Oscar: 91, Emmy: 97)

Thomas Mitchell (Oscar: 40, Tony: 53, Emmy: 53)

Rita Moreno (Oscar: 62, Tony: 75, Emmy: 77)

Al Pacino (Tony: 69, Oscar: 93, Emmy: 04)

Vanessa Redgrave (Oscar: 78, Emmy: 81, Tony: 03)

Jason Robards (Tony: 59, Oscar: 77, Emmy: 88)

Paul Scofield (Tony: 62, Oscar: 67, Emmy: 69)

Maggie Smith (Oscar: 70, Tony: 90, Emmy: 03)

Maureen Stapleton (Tony: 51, Emmy: 68, Oscar: 82)

Jessica Tandy (Tony: 78, Emmy: 88, Oscar: 90)

All My Sons.

This year
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Producer Finnegan Loses Parkinson's Battle

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Producer Finnegan Loses Parkinson's Battle
William R. Finnegan, the man behind cult TV show Hawaii Five-0, has died, aged 80.

The revered film and television producer died on Friday after a lengthy battle with Parkinson.s disease.

Finnegan, a five-time Emmy Award nominee, ran production company Finnegan-Pinchuk with partner Sheldon Pinchuk. The firm was behind a series of hit movies and TV series.

As well as Hawaii Five-0, Finnegan helped bring The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and Big Hawaii to TV screens, and The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Dollmaker and World War III to cinemas.

The producer retired in 2003, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Veteran Actor Hume Cronyn Dies at 91

Veteran Actor Hume Cronyn Dies at 91
Hume Cronyn, the veteran character actor of stage, screen and television who often co-starred with his wife, the late Jessica Tandy, has died at his Connecticut home of complications from prostate cancer; he was 91. Well-known for his roles in recent films such as Cocoon and Marvin's Room, Cronyn made his acting debut onstage in 1931, playing a paperboy; three years later, he made his first appearance on Broadway in Hippers' Holiday, marking the beginning of an illustrious and versatile stage career which culminated in a 1964 Tony award for playing Polonius opposite Richard Burton's Hamlet. Cronyn began his film career in 1943 with a scene-stealing turn as a neighbor addicted to gruesome detective stories in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt. A year later, he appeared in Hitchcock's Lifeboat and also received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the World War II drama The Seventh Cross. Notable roles also included Phantom of the Opera, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Cleopatra, The Parallax View and There Was a Crooked Man. Cronyn frequently worked with his wife, Jessica Tandy, to whom he was married from 1942 until her death in 1994, appearing with her onstage in Foxfire and The Gin Game as well as in the Cocoon films; he won an Emmy opposite her in the TV film To Dance With the White Dog. A writer as well as an actor, he co-wrote Hitchcock's Under Capricorn, Rope and the Jane Fonda TV film The Dollmaker. He is survived by his second wife, Susan Cooper, and his and Tandy's three children. --Prepared by IMDb staff

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