Los Angeles Weekly Wrap-Up 1/19/17

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Compiled and submitted by Morgan Louviere

♦ James Corden Joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Ocean’s Eight’
James Corden is taking a role opposite Sandra Bullock in the crime-caper spinoff “Ocean’s Eight,” portraying an insurance investigator. Gary Ross is directing for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter are all starring with Bullock… READ FULL ARTICLE

♦ ‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Two More Seasons at FX. – Casting by Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting.
FX has renewed “American Horror Story” for two more seasons — in addition to the already-picked-up seventh season — taking the anthology series through a ninth season.  READ FULL ARTICLE

Fox’s Empire picked up for Season 4

♦ ‘Empire’ Renewed for Fourth Season at Fox – Casting by Leah Daniels Butler (LA), Billy Hopkins Casting (NY) and Claire Simon Casting (Location Casting – Chicago)  
The Lyons are coming back for a fourth season of drama and Cookie-isms.“Empire” has been renewed for Season 4, it was announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour by Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman. Alongside Newman, Fox exec David Madden said Season 4 will consist of 18 episodes… READ FULL ARTICLE

♦ ‘The Mick’ Gets Four More Episodes From Fox.  Casting by Julie Ashton Casting.  
Fox has ordered four more episodes of freshman comedy “The Mick,” Variety has learned, bringing the series’ first season order up to 17. READ FULL ARTICLE

Angelique Midthunder

♦ ‘The Fosters’ Renewed For Season 5 By Freeform.  Casting by Scott Genkinger and Deborah George.
Freeform has ordered a fifth season of family drama series The Fosters, bringing the series to the 100-episode mark. READ FULL ARTICLE

♦ Dream maker: Casting Director Angelique Midthunder
In 1977, film director Robert Altman supposedly said, “When casting’s done, 90 percent of my creative work is done.” Any smart film or television director knows how important it is to have a simpatico casting director, a colleague who reads the script and suggests actors who might be right for the part… READ FULL ARTICLE

 

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