Vancouver doesn’t get many TV comedy pilots. This is a TV drama town. But TV Land’s single-camera comedy pilot Impastor is expected to film here from August 5th to 10th (dates subject to change). From writer Christopher Vane, Impastor stars Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville’s Lex Luther) as Buddy, a guy running from his debts in San Franciso who cons the residents of a small town into thinking he’s their new gay pastor. Sara Rue co-stars as the pastor’s assistant and Mircea Monroe as the Head Trustee of Loomis Lutheran Church. Back in San Francisco, Aimee Garcia plays Buddy’s girlfriend, a bartender who has to deal with the cops, his criminal creditors, and snarky mother after his apparent “suicide”. Sounds like fun.
Happy birthday to the crazy, wonderful, funny, handsome, talented, and downright amazing Michael Rosenbaum! I know he loves his fans so if you have anything you wish to say to him you can feel free to leave him a comment after this post. I wonder what madness he has planned this year? Whatever it is I really hope he has an amazing time and really enjoys himself xxx
Superman fans have a very short period of time to buy into a little piece of history and contribute to a Kickstarter campaign to finish a long-overdue documentary on the history of Superman and his Cleveland creators. The work is almost finished and needs a $6,000 nudge to get it released this year.
One of the producers of the documentary is a guy who knows something about Superman, Mike Olszewski, president of the Siegel and Shuster Society, the group formed to honor the men and their super-creation. Olszewski is quick to point out that the project is independent from his work at the society.
The Kickstarter campaign ends Thursday, July 10, and by that time Red Duck Pictures hope to raise the $6,000 it needs to finish the project. Organizers are more than $5,000 short of the goal, so dig deep if you ever want to see the documentary. Kickstarter is a novel way for artists to get enough money for their project directly from the people who want to see it done.
Contributions to the campaign earn backers anything from ticket stubs from the world premiere of “Superman IV: A Quest For Peace” which was held in Cleveland in 1987, and T-shirts, posters and other items from the occasion. The big prize is a coveted brick from the house of Jerry Siegel where Superman was created. The numbered brick is one of 100 saved when the house was remodeled and comes with a plaque and a certificate of authenticity. There are very few of these around.
The movie project started in 208, and most of the heavy lifting is done. The $6,000 will pay for the finishing touches: adding a musical score to the work, improving the graphics, narration, basic legal costs and other production costs.
“From fanboys, filmmakers and Cleveland history-nuts comes a documentary on one of the biggest American icons of all time,” says the Kickstarter pitch. “This film aspires to tell the story of two young boys, who dreamt of a world with magic, heroics and a greater human kindness during our country’s Great Depression — something we can all appreciate in our current world.”
The film includes interviews with many comic industry leaders who were involved with Superman, such as DC artist Carmine Infantino, artist Neal Adams (who was instrumental in getting financial and other benefits for Siegel and Shuster just before the Richard Donner Superman movie) and such contemporaries as Marvel’s Stan Lee. Also included are interviews with actors involved with the character, including two Lois Lanes – Noel Neill and Margot Kidder; a Supergirl, Helen Slater; and television’s Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum.
“The interviewees were extremely generous with their time and comments no matter where we caught up with them – even such busy events as the New York Comic Con and Mid-Ohio Con. Siegel and Shuster’s work cast a wide net of influence and a lot of people wanted to pay tribute to these remarkable men,” the website says. “While we do review some of the history, which has been well documented over the years, we also stress the legacy of Siegel and Shuster and how they will be remembered in the future. Some of the comments may surprise you. . . .
“And if you’re interested in getting just a little taste of what it’s all about, please check out our Siegel & Shuster mini-documentary featured at the Superman exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.”
Donate to the kickstarter campaign HERE
Michael Rosenbaum has joined the cable network’s single-camera comedy pilot Impastor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Impastor centers on a low-life (Rosenbaum) who hides out in a small town by conning the residents into thinking he’s their newly hired gay pastor.
The casting comes weeks after Rosenbaum left NBC’s 1960s space comedy Mission Control, which was ordered to series in May, in a recasting.
Chris Vane will serve as writer/executive producer on Impastor, which will also be executive produced by Eric and Kim Tannenbaum,as well as Robert Greenberg and Rosenbaum.
Rosenbaum is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment. Following Smallville, Rosenbaum appeared in Hit and Run; wrote, directed, starred in Back in the Day; and recurred on Fox’s Breaking In.
The comedy, newly picked up to series, is from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions.
Smallville villain Rosenbaum was set to star opposite Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Veronica Mars) in Mission Control.
According to Deadline, the part of NASA astronaut Bus – originally played by Rosenbaum – is to be recast.
The show, set in 1962, is about a woman and man who are competing to land on the Moon first.
Rosenbaum was announced to have landed the part in February. His recent roles include the TV series Breaking In and Back in the Day.
Back in the Day can finally be on all of our shelves as it is being released in the US on April 8th 2014 on Blue Ray and DVD. I really would love if all fans of Michael would buy a copy, I am in England and have pre-ordered mine from Amazon.com so country is not a problem, I would love to carry on the amazing support we gave him when it was available on demand and buy this film. If he gets good sales it will help him to get more projects greenlit and I think we all would love to see more Michael at the cinema and on our TVs!
Michael Rosenbaum is set to co-star opposite Krysten Ritter in NBC pilot Mission Control, a Universal TV-produced comedy from studio-based Gary Sanchez Productions and executive producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. A workplace ensemble set in 1962, Mission Control examines what happens when a strong woman (Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon. Rosenbaum will play Bus, a handsome, jockish, stubborn and loudly likeable NASA astronaut. Rosenbaum, repped by APA, Untitled and attorney Todd Rubenstein, was most recently seen in feature Back In The Day, which he wrote, produced, starred in and directed.
By now I am sure you have all heard about Jesse Eisenberg getting the role of Lex Luthor in the new Superman vs Batman movie and if you are anything like me you are shocked and angry. Why would anyone choose Jesse, who is a very good actor but over Michael who has proven on Smallville that he can make a villian have more than one side. His portrayal of Lex amazed me and whenever I have a Smallville rewatch I am more and more amazed at how incredible Lex is on there and it is down to Michael taking a well known character and transforming him into more than just the bad guy.
Now we as a fandom need to stand up and make our presence known some of my friends have taken a stand and started a petition and made a facebook page. I ask you all to please sign it and hit the like button and spread the word throughout the fandom. We need to come together to show them the following that Michael has and how much we want to see him as Lex on the big screen.
Sign the petition HERE
Like the facebook page HERE
Echoes of Hope Luc Robitaille Celebrity Hockey Shoot-Out, Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Park City Ice Arena
The seventh annual Hockey Shootout brings together Hollywood and hockey stars for a day on the ice, starting with youth hockey clinics in the morning and featuring a celebrity hockey match. Competitors include hockey pros Luc Robitaille, Brendan Shanahan, Sean O’Donnell, Larry Murphy, Brad May, Anson Carter and Ron Duguay, along with celebrities David Boreanaz, Matisyahu, Michael Vartan, Andie MacDowell, Michael Rosenbaum, Isaiah Mustafa, Steven R. McQueen, Neal McDonough, Alan Thicke, Fred Coury, Taylor Dayne and others.