EM’s very own LA correspondent Lora Bofill had a chance to catch up with Seth’s MacFarlane’s acting coach Aaron McPherson who talks about “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.
The secret to success behind many of Hollywood’s greatest comes from a great acting coach. Renowned acting coach Aaron McPherson coaches some of Hollywood’s elite, which includes Seth MacFarlane, Matt Bomer, and Dolph Lundgren. Aaron not only taught Seth, but he’s going from teacher to actor in Seth’s new movie “A Million Ways To Die In The West.”
We caught up with Aaron to chat about the making of this film, his experience as an acting coach working with Hollywood’s finest, and a poignant look at “the guy who brought us TED”.
Starz has ordered two ten-episode seasons of Blunt Talk from Media Rights Capital. The series, from the minds of Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames, is a bout a transplanted British cable news host who uses the show as a platform to tell Americans how they should live, think and behave. Patrick Stewart will play the lead, Walter Blunt.
The series is set to premiere in 2015. Check out the press release for more details (including Stewart’s take on playing Blunt).
Fox has ordered thirteen episodes of Bordertown, a new animated series from Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane.The series centers on two neighbor families living in a southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border and is about the cultural shifts taking place in America today. Bud Buchwald is a Border Patrol agent, while Ernesto Gonzales is Mexican immigrant. The ways in which their lives intertwine will be the spine of the show.
Check out the press release after the jump.
American Dad – which has been part of Fox’s Animation Domination for a decade – will move to TBS in late 2014. The network has picked up the series for eleven new episodes beginning with its eleventh season.
Follow the jump for the official press release.
Well, that was different. Seth MacFarlane brought some attitude to the Oscars® but was only intermittently successful. None of the alleged frontrunners dominated – other than the Best Picture award, Argo only nabbed two technical awards.
For those counting, the most awards any film got was four, by Life of Pi (Director, three technical awards) – Argo and Les Miserables (Supporting Actress, two technical awards) had three each. Django Unchained (Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay), Lincoln (Actor, Production Design) and Skyfall (Song, Sound Editing) each had two. Nine films had one each. That makes for a grand total of twenty-five – there was a rare tie: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty received Oscars for Sound Editing.
For a brief commentary on the actual awards and a few thoughts on MacFarlane as host, follow the jump.
When Seth MacFarlane joins Emma Stone to present the 2013 Oscar® Nominations on January 10th, he will be only second host to tale part in that announcement. Since 1964, the nominations have been made by the President of of the Academy and one or more co-announcers – the one previous exception being 1972, when host Charlton Heston took part in the announcement of nominations.
As a young boy, John’s wish comes true and his teddy bear comes to life. But as John grows into adulthood, his beloved childhood friend turns into a nightmare. As his relationship is threatened, John must pick between his girlfriend and his teddy bear.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane.
Directed by Seth MacFarlane.
Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.
Produced by Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber and Wellesley Wild.
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To those of you that watched The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night was in for a real treat. For you Family Guy fans out there, Seth MacFarlance was a guest on The Tonight Show and he had a big announcement to make. The announcement was that he was working on a Big Band album for Universal Republic Records. Seth MacFarlane will be actually singing on the album and when Jay asked what kind of music/compositions……Seth’s response was “Swing arrangements of classic tunes. We kind of deliberately touched stuff that the Deans (Martin) and the Franks (Sinatra) and the Sammys (Davis Jr.) didn’t do yet.” Again for those that saw the show last night, Seth MacFarlane did a performance of one of his songs called “Cream In My Coffee”. I personally enjoyed the performance last night and thought it was great. For those that wish to see his performance, NBC/The Tonight Show was kind enough to post a video clip so check it out below:
There currently is no release date on the album but I will post more news about this as it becomes available.
*picture courtesy of NBC Press/NBC Universal