Jimmy Kimmel Turns YouTube Viral Videos Into Movie Trailers
Posted on March 4th, 2014
During his post-Oscars show, Jimmy Kimmel imagined a few films that never quite made it to the big screen. He debuted four fake trailers inspired by some of the most famous viral videos in YouTube history and loaded with star talent.
Many of this year’s Oscar nominated films were adapted from books, including The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips, and Twelve Years a Slave – but times are changing. Our plan is to escort the movie business into the 21st century, so we enlisted the help of some of the greatest talents in the world of film to help us adapt popular YouTube videos into big-budget Hollywood movies. Here’s an adaptation of the YouTube classics “Keyboard Cat” “Hamster on a Piano” and “Dramatic Chipmunk” starring Kevin Spacey, Christoph Waltz, Gary Oldman, Ben Kingsley, Abbie Cornish and Mandy Patinkin. #Ameowadeus
Here’s an adaptation of the YouTube classic “Sweet Brown – Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” starring Queen Latifah, Barkhad Abdi, Adam Driver and Matt Damon. #SweetBrown #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat
Here’s an adaptation of the YouTube classic “Charlie Bit My Finger” starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth. #BitmanBegins
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Here’s an adaptation of the YouTube classics “David After Dentist” and “Double Rainbow” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, and Seth Rogen. #DavidAfterDentistDoubleRainbowOhMyGod3D
Cable Channels Hit With Nearly $2 Million Fine for Airing Movie Trailer
Posted on March 3rd, 2014
By Amy Schatz
Remember the movie “Olympus Has Fallen,” the 2013 popcorn flick about a guerrilla assault on the White House that is foiled by a heroic Secret Service agent? No?
Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN are likely to remember it for years to come, after getting slapped with proposed fines of nearly $2 million for airing a film trailer that used the Emergency Alert System tones.
On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed $1.93 million in fines against the three programmers, Viacom ($1.12 million), NBCUniversal ($530,000) and Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN ($280,000), for airing the offending “Olympus Has Fallen” movie trailer multiple times.
Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal is an invester in Re/code.
Broadcasters and pay-TV operators are required to test the Emergency Alert System periodically to make sure it’s working in case of an actual national or local emergency. The unmistakable tones are not, however, allowed to be used for other purposes, particularly a commercial.
The FCC began getting complaints about the commercial in early March 2013, after the spot ran on Viacom’s Comedy Central channel. Within a few days, officials at the Motion Picture Association of America, the Society of Broadcast Engineers and other broadcast groups realized there was a problem and circulated word to members to stop airing the trailer.
“Frivolous, casual, or other uses of EAS Tones for reasons other than their defined purpose can desensitize viewers to the tones and thereby undermine the effectiveness of the system in the event of an actual emergency,” the FCC said in its complaint. “Although admitting their inclusion of actual EAS Tones in commercials transmitted in their programming, the companies have questioned their liability under the Act and the Commission’s rules.”
A Comcast spokeswoman didn’t have immediate comment about the proposed fine. In responses to the FCC, both ESPN and Viacom said they have changed their advertising guidelines and no longer allow ads that contain actual Emergency Alert signals or simulations of them.> Posted in Trailer News
First Ninja Turtles Trailer Coming with Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Posted on February 27th, 2014
The news comes from producer Galen Walker, who posted the following on Facebook:
“Ok- Cool Beans folks! the new “Ninja Turtles” Teaser will make it’s debut in front of the New Captain America Film- April 4th. We are ready and prepared for lift off! Been a long haul.”
The August 8 release stars Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn and William Fichtner.> Posted in Trailer News
Sneak Peek at Avengers: Age of Ultron to Air on ABC! Read more: Sneak Peek at Avengers: Age of Ultron to Air on ABC
Posted on February 27th, 2014
Join stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, celebrity fans, filmmakers and pop culture icons for a world premiere primetime event, “Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,” on Tuesday, March 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Marvel Studios has pioneered and broken box-office records around the world, creating a cinematic universe unlike any other in pop culture history through its blockbuster films. Beginning with “Iron Man” in 2008 and continuing today through “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC and the theatrical release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” this April, the Marvel Cinematic Universe presents audiences with some of the most groundbreaking and dynamic storytelling that brings an unprecedented vision to the world of entertainment.
In this exclusive primetime documentary special, audiences will be taken further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe than ever before, offering viewers a front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television.
Marvel’s first television special documents the exciting story behind Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from all of the Marvel films, the Marvel One-Shots and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Viewers will walk a clear path through this amazing and nuanced universe, featuring sneak peeks at the future of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC, new footage from Marvel Studios’ upcoming theatrical releases, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of The Galaxy,” and a sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”> Posted in Trailer News
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” trailer to world premiere on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live
Posted on February 17th, 2014
Los Angeles, CA- This Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy will present the World Premiere of the trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” with help from the movie’s star Chris Pratt. This will be the first time Marvel fans will have a chance to see the official trailer for the film, which releases on August 1st.
After Jimmy Kimmel Live airs, the trailer will be posted for 24 hours exclusively on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s YouTube channel.
Alongside Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy” boasts a star studded cast, including Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Benicio Del Toro.