December 15, 2001|
Lee's new movie "Big Fat Liar" has a tentative release date of Feb 8, 2002. Check out the Official Website at Big Fat Liar and watch the trailor
For those who have not seen Out Cold, the DVD is set to be released in April 2002
Some news on the possible Six Million Dollar Man Movie:
Six Million Dollar Man being rebuilt
By Charles Lyons and Dana Harris
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Steve Austin is back. Not the wrestler, but the fictional hero of the 1970s TV series ``The Six Million Dollar Man.''
The 1972 Martin Caidin novel on which the series was based, ''Cyborg,'' is being developed as a feature by Dimension Films and Universal Pictures.
Universal first began developing the feature in 1995, with writer/director Kevin Smith (''Dogma'') turning in a script. While it's possible Smith could be involved with the newest take on the project, there are no writers' deals in place.
In the original TV series starring Lee Majors, Steve Austin was a NASA test pilot badly injured in an accident. The government saved his life by replacing his legs, arm and eye with atomic-powered bionic devices. The half-man, half-cyborg was then sent on dangerous missions for the Office of Scientific Information, battling various international crooks and mad scientists.
The Universal-Dimension pact also includes rights to the three other novels in Caidin's ``Cyborg'' series: ``Operation Nuke,'' ``High Crystal'' and ``Cyborg IV.''
``'Six Million Dollar Man' is a franchisable film that we have been wanting to make for a long time now,'' Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein told Daily Variety. ``We're elated to have worked out a partnership with Universal.''
November 27, 2001
Lee is scheduled to appear this Friday on Entertainment Tonight, so check your local listings
October 21, 2001
Pax has taken Forbidden Secrets off the air due to the sensitive material of some of the stories. They plan on bringing it back early next year.
Go to Out Cold to find out about the release of Lee's new movie
July 28, 2001
Pax TV has announced the premier dates for Forbidden Secrets.
Friday August 31, 2001 9:00 PM ET/PT "Diana didn't have to die" airing on 4th anniversay of Princess Dianas death
Monday September 3, 2001 8:00 PM ET/PT Series Premier
June 24, 2001
Hard ``Knox'' for Majors, Calabro
By Melissa Grego
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - New Line Television has scrapped plans to launch its syndicated action show ``Hard Knox,'' starring Lee Majors and Thomas Calabro, even though it was cleared on TV stations in more than 90% of the country for a fall premiere.
The company cited difficulty securing international funding.
International financing was also a key issue in New Line's decision last year to pull ``Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher'' from the market after selling the actioner to stations covering some 65% of the country.
June 11, 2001
Lee appeared this weekend at the Newport International Film Festival in Newport, RI where his movie Here was shown. To find out more about the festival and to see what else Lee was doing in Newport go to Here
May 20, 2001
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2001--Henninger Productions, the original programming arm of Henninger Media Services, has been awarded four Tellys for documentaries co-produced with Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel.
Two silver Tellys (winners) were given for ``Crash Landing: Stories of Survival,'' and ``Curse of the Hope Diamond.'' Henninger received two bronze Tellys (finalists) for ``Private Eyes: Undercover'' and ``Seized at Sea: Situation Critical.''
The Telly Awards, founded in 1980, are designed to showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network and cable programs and commercials. The prestigious competition has shown steady growth, growing from just over 4,000 entries in 1991 to more than 11,000 last year. Past honorees include PBS, HBO, and Microsoft.
Brian Kelly, Henninger Productions' executive producer, commented on receiving the awards: ``It is always great to have our productions acknowledged, and these awards are an affirmation of the high-quality, top notch programming produced when Discovery and Henninger work together.''
Henninger's team consisted of William K. Howard as producer and John Warren as associate producer and director of research. Steven J. Schupak is executive director of Henninger Productions.
In ``Crash Landing'', narrated by Lee Majors, pilots from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf tell how Aviation Survival Training is the difference between life and death in the most defining moment of their lives as pilots -- when they are shot down over hostile territory and forced to rely on their training to survive the elements and evade enemy forces.
May 17, 2001
Here is some information from Pax-TV regarding their schedule and Lee's new show
PAX TV - Share the Wonder
For anyone who thought there was no room for a network devoted to family-friendly programming, guess again as growing PAX TV gears up for its fourth season. In a partnership with NBC and featuring an array of diversified faces including Billy Ray Cyrus, Richard Thomas, Adrian Pasdar, Rae Dawn Chong, Ken Howard, Anne Robinson, Jerry Orbach and Ed McMahon, heeeere's the Fall 2001 schedule (complete with an asterisk next to each new series):
8:00 *Forbidden Secrets
9:00 Touched by an Angel (*Left Behind in Jan. 2002)
10:00 Diagnosis Murder
New Program Descriptions:
FORBIDDEN SECRETS, Mondays, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET/PT)
``Forbidden Secrets'' is a program with news you can use. Hosted by television star Lee Majors, the documentary-style program addresses topics from the worlds of pop culture, money, mysticism and government. Stories will range from scams and schemes of con men, to how to make it through an environmental disaster, and gives you tips on how to dress like a million bucks for just under $30. In each episode, ``Forbidden Secrets'' will provide viewers with a weekly dose of tips and information that make our lives just a little easier. The series is produced by Associated Television International
May 7, 2001
Its rumored that Lee is in LA filming a new movie called Pay or Play with Frankie Muniz from Malcolm in the Middle. Lee and Jaleel White have been added to the cast. Here is some information released in March 2001:
Release Date: TBA 2002
Title Note: This project was also known as Lost and Found during its development, but changed to Pay or Play, no doubt to avoid confusion with the 1999 David Spade comedy. The new title is a showbiz term for a type of contract where someone gets paid regardless of whether the project in question is actually made or not.
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Company: Tollin/Robbins Productions (Good Burger, Ready to Rumble)
Cast: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer (Monty), Paul Giamatti, Isaiah Washington (in talks); other cast not announced yet.
Cast Note: Muniz and Bynes are both TV stars, playing the title characters on Malcom in the Middle, and Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show, respectively.
Director: Shawn Levy (his first two feature films, Just in Time and Address Unknown, were both made for TV/video, so this is his theatrical debut; Levy has also directed episodes of several TV shows, including Animorphs)
TV Show Note: Producer Brian Robbins and screenwriter Dan Schneider both costarred in the TV series, Head of the Class. Robbins and Schneider worked together last on Good Burger.
Screenwriter: Dan Schneider (cowriter of Good Burger) (first draft); with a rewrite by Karey Kirkpatrick (cowriter of The Little Vampire, Chicken Run, James and Giant Peach)
Based upon: A story idea by Dan Schneider and Brian Robbins.
Premise: This is the story of a junior high student (Muniz) whose school essay accidentally ends up in the hands of a greedy Hollywood producer (Giamatti), who then makes it into a hit film, prompting the boy and a friend (Bynes) to travel to Hollywood seeking credit. (Detmer plays the producer's assistant.)
Filming: Production is scheduled to start on this movie in Los Angeles on March 28th, 2001.
Genres: Comedy, Teen
March 17, 2001
Thanks to Herbie Pilato for this update:
Doors Open for NLTV's 'Knox'
"Hard Knox," a new syndicated action hour featuring Lee Majors,
appears set for a fall debut after picking up key clearances in New
York, Los Angeles and Chicago to bring the New Line Television
weekly's national clearance level to 84%. The show has been cleared
on WCBS in New York, KCAL in Los Angeles and Chicago's WGN, New Line
Television executive vp David Spiegelman said Thursday. The series
follows the life of Niki Knox (Kim-Maree Penn), a beautiful martial
arts expert and investigative agency owner. Knox hires Steve Ford
(Thomas Calabro), a good-looking cop whose reputation for getting the
job done is often overshadowed by the fact that he is constantly in
the line of fire. The series was pitched as a cross
between "Moonlighting" and "Rush Hour." Lee Majors is cast as Knox's
father, owner of the security agency run by his daughter.
March 1, 2001
Lee hosts "Crash Landings" this Sunday at 5:00 pm PST on the Discovery Channel
February 21, 2001
Lee wins a Moxie Award for Best Actor at the Santa Monica Film Festival for his role in the short film "Here".
Tuesday February 20, 8:00 pm Eastern Time
SOURCE: MOXIE!/Santa Monica International Film Festival
MOXIE!/Santa Monica International Film Festival Announces Its 2001 MOXIE! Award Winners
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MOXIE!/Santa Monica International Film Festival (www.smff.com), is proud to announce the MOXIE! award winners celebrating the spirit of the independent filmmaker and talent behind the independent film movement.
-- Experimental Film, "One Step Beyond": AMAMI, directed by Guglielmo
-- Contemporary Short Drama: GRANDFATHER'S BIRTHDAY, directed by Gayle
-- Contemporary Short Comedy: IN GOD WE TRUST, directed by Jason Reitman
-- Best Animation: DOWNPOUR, directed by Aaron Woodley
-- Best Documentary: A FORCE MORE POWERFUL, directed by Steve York/Jack
-- Best Dramatic Feature: THE BREAD MY SWEET, directed by Melissa Martin
-- Best Comedy Feature: THE WOMAN EVERY MAN WANTS, directed by Gabriela
-- The X-Series Audience Award: THE BASEMENT AND THE KITCHEN, directed by
-- Best Director of Photography: THE TESTIMONY OF TALLESIN JONES,
directed by Martin Duffy
-- Best Screenwriting: THE TESTIMONY OF TALLESIN JONES, directed by
-- Best Composer: Conrad Pope for THE RISING PLACE, directed by Tom Rice
-- Best Producer: Tom Rice for THE RISING PLACE, directed by Tom Rice
-- Best Actor: Lee Majors for his performance in HERE, directed by
-- Best Actress: Nandita Das for her performance in SANDSTORM, directed
by Jag Moha
-- Best Screenplay: THE RUN, directed Rick Mace and Tim White
-- Special Jury Award: BOROUGH OF KINGS, directed by Elyse Lewin
About MOXIE!/Santa Monica International Film Festival
MOXIE! Is the spirit of the Santa Monica International Film Festival -- an homage to the sheer guts and perseverance that independent filmmakers have in order to succeed in an extremely competitive and challenging industry. The Santa Monica International Film Festival is a year-round film festival that culminates into a weeklong film and music festival, taking place on February 14-19, 2001. The event is a launch pad for all undistributed films, with a monthly series showcasing projects that are entered into competition. For more information, please go to: http://www.moxieawards.com
February 9, 2001
Channel 5 in the UK will be airing Lee's movie "Hotel" Sunday February 18th. It is described as a comedy spoof, "Die Hard" meets "Crossroads". It tells the story of what happens when Air Force One, carrying the President of the United States (played by Lee Majors), is forced to land in the heart of Middle England and the President, in disguise, checks into the Nearby Hotel and gets kidnapped by terrorists. Art Malik, Lysette Anthony, Paul McGann, Keely Hawes, Peter Capaldi and Brian Conley also star.
Click here for a picture. Thanks to John for the info
January 21, 2001
According to Entertainment Tonight (and some spys), Lee is working on a Disney Film in Vancouver. I believe its called Out Cold
January 14, 2001
Next weekends Entertainment Tonight is a special on TV Superheros and they showed a clip of the interview they did last year with Lee. Hopefully they will have some updated information on what Lee is doing now and not just show a repeat of last years interview.
January 6, 2001
Lee is scheduled to appear in the 13th Annual Frank Sinatra Golf Tournament in Palm Springs, CA on Feb 2-3. This benefits abused children, so if you are in the Southern California area check it out and meet some stars.