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‘The Walking Dead’ Producers Sue AMC Networks over Failure to Pay Fair Market Value

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like AMC is getting sued again, and this time The Walking Dead’s original producer Frank Darabont is not the plaintiff!

This time around, the current production team of Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert “…maintain AMC has failed to pay fair market value in the license fee for the series because the show is produced by its in-house AMC Studios arm.”   The lawsuit includes the trinity of AMC’s The Walking Dead stable:  The original program, Fear the Walking Dead, and even Talking Dead. read more

Fancy Popcorn Causes Gale Anne Hurd to Leave Screening of The Terminator

In Season 9 of On Cinema at the Cinema, the satirical movie review web series by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, Tim opens a luxury movie theater called Six Bag Cinemas. Throughout the season, this location has provided for a variety of scenarios which lampoon hipster-esque “premium” movie theaters with menus featuring fancy food and wine selections. In recent episodes, Gregg takes to sneaking in his own popcorn to avoid having to eat Six Bag Cinemas’ truffle oil popcorn… a snack he finds both disgusting and offensive. read more

Different Walking Dead Producers Say Violence Was NOT Toned Down After Season Seven Fan Backlash

Walking Dead Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd Says Violence Was Toned Down After Season Seven Fan Backlash

The Walking Dead’s Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd says that the level of violence was toned down after fans reacted negatively to the double skull-bashing season seven premiere.  Variety reported that Hurd spoke to the press at the NAPTE Conference and made clear that decisions were made after the October 23rd premiere to move away from explicit violence.

Hurd said ““We were able to look at the feedback on the level of violence. We did tone it down for episodes we were still filming for later on in the season.”  She went on to say that, “This is not a show that is torture porn,” and reitirated that “we don’t cross that line.”   read more