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Serkis to be second unit director on The Hobbit

by on Apr.06, 2011, under Movies

Andy Serkis, perhaps best known for his motion-capture and voice acting that turned Gollum from just CGI into an actual character in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, will add another role during production of The Hobbit films – but this one will be behind the scenes. THR is reporting that Serkis will be the second unit director – which means he will be directing production of secondary footage while Peter Jackson directs the primary shooting (primarily those with the main characters). This could include stunt and action sequences, as well as motion capture. Serkis has done a little directing already, primarily with video games, but plans to go on to live action directing after completing The Hobbit.

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Open casting call for competitors in Syfy’s Face Off Season 2

by on Apr.06, 2011, under Television

Did you like Face Off? Or did you think you could do better? If the latter, now is your chance! Syfy is looking for competitors for the second season of the hit show, and will be holding open auditions in both Los Angeles and New York this Sunday!

Who: Syfy’s Face Off, the hit competition reality series that celebrates the incredible artistry of special FX make-up, exploring the world of these pros and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. The series incorporates effects make-up, as well as a a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, sculpting, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one $100,000 grand prize that will launch a career.

What: Casting men and women, both professionals and novices to the art of special FX make-up. Must be 18 years or older and proficient in beautifying, prosthetics and special FX.  Interested participants can obtain an application by sending an email to:


2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. pacific

82 Mercer Building
82 Mercer Street
New York, NY

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. eastern

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Stargate Universe preview: “The Hunt”

by on Apr.06, 2011, under Television

In the next sneak peek clip of the all-new episode of Stargate Universe, Greer and Scott explain why space deer might just end their momentary status as a vegetarian for the past 10 months. The hunger causes them to set out in the forest and take down their next meal. Greer momentarily loses focus on the kill and the deer are spooked away. Knowing all they have is time they get up and set out on foot after them until the deer leap from the shrubs, letting out ferocious groans, and the prey suddenly becomes the predator. Watch the clip and tune in on Monday at 10/9c on Syfy for this action filled episode!
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