Youth Impact Report – July 2013
As a manager, Greene uses her own youth (she just turned 30) to her advantage. “I have a really good pulse on what’s hip and cool,” she says. At Monster Talent, she brings fresh energy while Bob Noll (“my mentor and boss”) represents experience. By keeping her client list small, Greene is able to give her clients personal attention — one reason “Shake It Up” star Zendaya works exclusively with Greene, and has no agent. Greene went to every taping of “Dancing With the Stars” last season, where Zendaya finished second. “I love my job. I can sit around eating Snickers with a bunch of 9-year-olds!” she says.
TV REVIEW: ‘13 REASONS WHY’ ON NETFLIX
Saying that it will prompt important conversations is perhaps not the most scintillating way to describe a TV show; that formulation implies an eat-your-vegetable dryness, or a story saddled with too much lumpy sincerity and not enough engaging momentum.
“13 Reasons Why” is undoubtedly sincere, but it’s also, in many important ways, creatively successful: It uses some of TV’s most popular forms and accessible strategies—the love triangle, the coming-of-age story, the murder mystery and the grounded high school drama—to pull viewers into a suspenseful tale that will keep most of them engaged until the final scene fades out. Read More
13 REASONS WHY’ GETS NETFLIX PREMIERE DATE
EXCLUSIVE:Netflix has set March 31 for the global premiere of 13 Reasonswhy, its anticipated adaption of the bestselling 2007 YA book by Jay Asher.Executive producer Selena Gomez announced the news via her Instagram page, along with a sneak peek. Netflix also released key art with the tagline “If you’re listening, you’re too late.”
The series follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford) —his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. Ontape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro and Tommy Dorfman also star. 13 Reasons Why is directed by Oscar Winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman, Michael Sugar, Steve Golin and Brian Yorkey from Anonymous Content, and Kristel Laiblin. Read More
BOX OFFICE: “DON’T BREATHE” INHALES $10 MILLION ON FRIDAY, BLOWS AWAY COMPETITION
EXCLUSIVE: The horror genre proves to be frighteningly reliable this season as “Don’t Breathe” is the latest scary flick to have an impressive box office showing. The film, from Sony’s Screen Gems and Steve Bersch’s Stage 6 Films, earned $10 million on Friday at 3,051locations, and is eyeing a $22 million opening weekend.
“Suicide Squad” will steal second place this weekend with about $11 million at 3,582 locations. The Warner Bros. film is in its fourth frame and has already earned well over $500 million worldwide.
COLIN FARRELL’S “KILLING OF A SACRED DEER” CASTS SUNNY SULJIC (EXCLUSIVE)
EXCLUSIVE: The Colin Farrell-led indie drama “Killing of a Sacred Deer” has cast Sunny Suljic as a 12-year-old named Bob, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
“Killing of a Sacred Deer” is inspired by a Euripides tragedy and follows Steven, a surgeon, and a young boy who seeks to integrate Steven into his family. When the young boy’s action become sinister, the surgeon’s seemingly perfect life falls apart and he must make sacrifices. The film also stars Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan in addition to Farrell.
“13 REASONS WHY” NETFLIX SERIES: DYLAN MINNETTE & KATHERINE LANGFORD LEAD CAST
EXCLUSIVE: Goosebumps star Dylan Minnette and Australian newcomer Katherine Langford will lead the young cast of Netflix‘s series 13 Reasons Why, from producer Selena Gomez, writer Brian Yorkey, director Tom McCarthy, Anonymous Content and Paramount TV. Read More
ZENDAYA SPIDER-MAN; MUSIC AND SOCIAL MEDIA STAR, JOINING “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH”
EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya, the recording artist who nabbed a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming after years of being a Disney star, is landing another big-screen role opposite Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman in Fox’s musical The Greatest Showman On Earth. Zendaya is in negotiations to play Efron’s girlfriend in the movie. Michelle Williams is also in talks to star. The addition of Zendaya would be a welcome one as the film is a musical about P.T. Barnum, founder of what became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Read More
RONNI HAWK “STUCK IN THE MIDDLE” RENEWED FOR SEASON 2 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
EXCLUSIVE: Following a strong start, Disney Channel’s new comedy series Stuck in the Middle has received an early second-season renewal. It comes 11 episodes into the single-camera comedy’s 20-episode first season. Production on Season 2 begins in the fall.
Since its launch in February, Stuck in the Middle has been one of TV’s Top 5 highest-rated series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. It’s also high on the list for adults, ranking in the top 5 among adults 18-49 and women 18-49. During 1Q 2016, the series reached 27 million total viewers in the U.S. and nearly one million in Canada, according to the network.
COVERGIRL ZENDAYA COVERS COSMO
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ZENDAYA JOINS TOM HOLLAND IN SPIDER-MAN REBOOT
EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya will join Tom Holland in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot.
Holland is starring as Peter Parker in Sony’s new take on the webslinger.Zendaya’s role is currently being kept under wraps, but sources say it is not a lead role. Marisa Tomei is attached to play Aunt May.
MEET RACHEL FOX, THE 19-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS TURNED DAY TRADER
ZENDAYA COLEMAN NAMED AS COVERGIRL’S NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR
EXCLUSIVE: Watch out! Zendaya Coleman has been named as Covergirl’s new ambassador.
The 19-year-old singer announced the exciting news via her Instagram account Thursday.
“Meet your newest, easy…breezy beautiful…COVERGIRL Follow @covergirl for more”
Covergirl confirmed the news on their account, too:
“Hot news-@Zendaya is joining the COVERGIRL family! She’s a quadruple threat (singer, dancer, actress, style & beauty icon) and total girl boss.”
“GOOSEBUMPS” OFFICIAL TRAILER STAR DYLAN MINNETTE
DISNEY CHANNEL PICKS UP “STUCK IN THE MIDDLE” STARRING JENNA ORTEGA TO SERIES
EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel has ordered family comedy series Stuck In the Middle,
starringJane The Virgin’s Jenna Ortega. Production begins in November for a spring premiere.Ortega stars as Harley Diaz, an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids. Playing her siblings are Ronni Hawk as Rachel, Kayla Maisonet (Dog With A Blog) as Georgie, Isaak Presley (Austin & Ally) as Grant, Nicolas Bechtel (General Hospital) as Danny, Malachi Barton (Best Friends Whenever) as Beast and Ariana Greenblatt (Liv And Maddie) as Daphne.
SUNNY SULJIC IN 1915
LEXI AINSWORTH BACK AS GENERAL HOSPITAL’S (GH) KRISTINA!
EXCLUSIVE: It looks like Sonny’s family is about to grow some more on General Hospital (GH).
He just took in TJ, proposed to Carly, and got baby Avery back and now word has it that oldest daughter, Kristina, will be making her Port Charles return. According to Soap Opera Digest, there’s buzz that Ainsworth has been back on the GH set taping scenes.
LAUREN BULLOCK: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?
Lauren Bullock is one of the 5th graders featured in the revival of FOX’s game show,
“Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” She is from Riverside, California.Lauren Bullock comes from a family of nine children (including one set of triplets). She is the second-oldest child. The family also includes lots of pets — two dogs, a cat, a fish and a hamster. She loves, loves, loves to read and already has finished both the “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson” series. She loves to dance. It’s what makes her the happiest. She also is a talented gymnast.
PRISONERS’ ACTOR DYLAN MINNETTE JOINS FEDE ALVAREZ’S HORROR FILM
EXCLUSIVE: The ‘Evil Dead’ remake helmer will direct the currently untitled movie. Prisoners actor Dylan Minnette has been cast in Fede Alvarez’s horror thriller. The Ghost House Pictures project, previously called A Man in the Dark, is now untitled. It follows three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies as they set out for their final, and biggest, heist. But when they break into the home of a reclusive blind man, the tables are turned and they find themselves fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.
HOLLIS JOHNSON – JACKSONVILLE BEACH TEEN IS FOOD NETWORK’S BAKING CHAMP
Contestant Hollis Johnson is shown baking during the challenge “Dessert Imposters” as seen
on Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.”I’m so excited! I’m on cloud nine to represent Jacksonville, and I’m really proud of the effort and hard work I put into my winning cake.” Hollis Johnson bubbled with excitement as she spoke with the Times-Union in a phone interview Tuesday. The night before, it was revealed that the 13-year-old from Jacksonville Beach had won the Food Network “Kids Baking Championship.”
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS NEW SITCOM STARRING ZENDAYA
Zendaya to star in Disney’s new sitcom K.C. Undercover.
Actress/singer Zendaya (Shake It Up) is returning to Disney Channel to lead the cast of the new family comedy K.C. Undercover. In the series, set to premiere in early 2015, she stars as K.C. Cooper, a high school student training to follow in her parents’ footsteps as an undercover spy.
Dylan Minnette Stars in “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
Dylan Minnette Stars in “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
Just when 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) starts having the worst day of his life, he discovers all of his family members (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) are having bad days of their own in Disney’s October 10 lit adaptation. Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne also star in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, directed by Miguel Arteta for 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company and adapted by Rob Lieber from Judith Viorst’s popular children’s book. Check out the trailer.
WME SIGNS “GOOSEBUMPS” STAR DYLAN MINNETTE
EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Minnette has signed with WME ahead of his roles in two upcoming studio releases.
The 17-year-old built a burgeoning film and TV career with recurring roles
on Fox’s Prison Break and ABC’s Lost. He next stars opposite Steve Carell in Disney’s October adaptation Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, helmed by Miguel Arteta and produced by Shawn Levy. Minnette also stars in Sony’s chiller Goosebumps opposite Jack Black as author R.L. Stine, set to hit theaters in August 2015. Minnette also appeared recently in Denis Villeneuve’s kidnap thriller Prisoners and Jason Reitman’s Labor Day. Earlier this year he appeared on ABC’s Scandal as the son of President Fitz Grant. He will continue to be repped by Monster Talent and Skrzyniarz & Mallean.
CAA SIGNS DISNEY CHANNEL “SHAKE IT UP” STAR ZENDAYA
EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed actress, recording artist and author Zendaya, whose single “Replay” recently went platinum. She was star of the Disney Channel series Shake It Up and next toplines the Disney Channel original telpic Zapped. She just wrapped an untitled pilot for the network which she is co-producing, and was runner-up on Dancing With The Stars last year. She has also written her first book, Between You And Me, sharing advice on fashion, friendships and family with her core youth demo. CAA, along with Monster Talent Management and attorney Bill Skrzyniarz, will seek to broaden her base to feature film and other platforms. Disney Channel has been a strong launch point for everyone from Zac Efron to Shia LaBeouf and Selena Gomez.
DISNEY CHANNEL IS STAYING IN BUSINESS WITH SHAKE IT UP STAR ZENDAYA.
Shake It Up’ Star Zendaya to Topline Disney Channel Spy Pilot (Exclusive)
“Super Awesome Katy” reunites the actress with “Shake It Up” executive producer Rob Lotterstein.
The kids cable network has greenlighted half-hour comedy pilot Super Awesome Katy, which the 17-year-old starlet will topline, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Read More
DYLAN MINNETTE TO STAR OPPOSITE JACK BLACK IN SONY’S “GOOSEBUMPS”
EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Minnette has been cast as the co-lead in Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the adaptation of the iconic Scholastic YA scary book series written by R.L. Stine. Sony nabbed the rights to the books and tapped Black’s Gulliver’s Travels helmer Rob Letterman to direct last March. The pic is loosely based on the series and is scripted by Darren Lemke and gooseMike White. Read More
KYLA-DREW SIMMONS ON THE SET OF “NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN”