Did you miss today’s True Blood live stream of Stephen Moyer and Kristin Bauer van Straten signing Season 5 DVD’s for the fans who entered the contest at “Fillintheblood.com?” Well, don’t despair if you missed it because now you can see it for the first time or you can “drink” again. The event is being lived streamed on USTREAM.TV. Click on the link below to see some clips from Season 5 and the full program with Kristin and Stephen again.
It’s hard to believe that True Blood Season 6 is almost complete the last few episodes of this short 10 episode upcoming season. However, they are still adding some new cast members and below is a casting call for 6.08 and an announcement of a casting for 6.09. True Blood Episode 6.08 ”Dead Meat” (this is not the title we have documented for this episode, but it is possible they have changed it, yet again. The title we have is “A Change is Gonna Come.“)
Two co-star roles: a guard and a bottling plant foreman.
True Blood – Episode 6.09 – Life Matters – Castings
Victor of Aquitaine
And, could it be that we have a new title for episode 6.08?Our information lists it as “A Change is Gonna Come,“ but now it’s listed here as “Dead Meat.”
So, if this is the new title for this episode, we think the song “Dead Meat” by Judas Priest is the one:
There is also a song by Julian Lennon with this title, and, even though we know that Gary C. is a big Beatles fan, we don’t expect it will be the one, but we thought we’d add it since it has the same title.
In an exclusive video, Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, and Julia Ormond discuss the casting process behind The East, in U.S. theaters May 31, 2013. One of the most thrilling films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The East is a morally complicated drama about an anarchist collective who holds major corporations accountable for their actions.
I was lucky enough to interview the very gifted, Suzuki Ingerslev last summer at Comic Com 2013 to discuss the set designs she has created for True Blood. You can see this full interview which is in our exclusive interview section here. I can attest to her genius and above that, she is truly the nicest person you ever want to meet. She has even been kind enough to allow us to interview her a total of four times since True Blood began in 2008. Check out the other interviews with her that also include lots of set photos, here.
Today, at The Hollywood Reporter, they have sneaked us a look at the season five DVD extra which focus’ on the ornate set design of True Blood, where creator Alan Ball recalled conversations he had with “genius” that is his production designer.
His criteria for the council was: “It should look ancient and contemporary.”
Suzuki told me of this inspriation when I spoke to her, of a visit to Istanbul, where she went to a place called the Sunken Palace (or the Basilica Cistern), which served as the inspiration for the Vampire Authority’s lair.
“When I went to that space a long time ago, I said, ‘Oh my god, this is the most amazing space I’ve ever seen. It’d be so great to film something in here,’ ” she said.
In turn, she “incorporated some of the design elements from that place and put them on to stage, and created this kind of vast space for the vampires that shows power and scale and dynamics.”
Don’t forget Trubies that True Blood Season 6 premieres June 16 on HBO. The fifth-season DVD set hits stores May 21.
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The True Blood Season 5 Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Giveaway contest has ended and WE HAVE A WINNER!
First off, we’d like to thank the person who created the video below. We based our contest on this video which was made by MyFutureLover. We thank her for providing this video documenting the kills in Season 5 and for also taking the time to make it, which must have represented hours and hours of work. We have attempted to contact her, but couldn’t find any contact info, so we’ll thank her here in public:
Thanks for the video MyFutureLover!
The video which gave us the basis for the Giveaway:
Also, we’d like to say, “THANK YOU” TO ALL WHO ENTERED! It was a lot of fun!
It was a tough competition and no one got it absolutely right, and since it was so difficult, we narrowed it down to those who got the most prolific killer correct and came closest to the number of kills. We have to admit that we too, were surprised by the correct answers.
So, the correct answers for the contest are:
Number of killed in True Blood Season 5:
Most prolific kiler was:
We were thrilled to have received a total of 51 entries on both sites, TrueBlood-online.com and AllStephenmoyer.com.
From those entries the following is a BREAKDOWN OF THE ANSWERS:
Number of killed: The totals given ranged from a low of 21 to an almost unbelievable high of 239.
Most Prolific Killer: Several other True Blood characters were chosen as the most prolific killer and below is the totals for each. As you can see, Russell was by far the favorite, but he wasn’t as lethal as Eric was last season.
Total by character of entries received:
Bill – 2 votes
Eric – 3 votes
The Ifrit – 2 votes
Jason – 3 votes
Lilith – 4 votes
Nora – 1 votes
Russell – 34 votes
The Sun – 1 votes
no choice – 1
So, who guessed Eric and got closest to our number killed of 81?
It was Molly with her answer below:
Congratulations Molly! Be sure to check your IN Box for an email.
If you didn’t win, you can still order a copy of True Blood Season 5 here:
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True Blood’s Luna, Janina Gavankar attended the Maxim Hot 100 Party at Vanguard on May 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Janina looks very curvy in a short dress with swirly designs. She also wears a cuff bracelet to accent her look.
Recently we posted that Cargo Films had picked up the rights to distribute Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin’s new film, Free Ride internationally. Now, Phase 4 Films acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to the first film from Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer’s new production company CASM.
This is writer-director Shana Betz’s feature directorial debut and the film stars Anna Paquin, Cam Gigandet, Drea De Matteo, Liana Liberato, Jeff Hephner, Brit Morgan and Ava Acres. Scripted by Betz, the film is produced by Susan Dynner, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Chris Swinney and Paquin, and executive produced by Mark Larkin and Stephen Moyer.
Phase 4 will release the film later this year in theaters and on demand. Set in the 1970s and based on her life story, Betz’s accomplished directorial debut is a provocative crime thriller: Paquin plays a single mother who moves to Florida with her daughters in search of a better life but gets pulled into the high-stakes drug-trade business.
Phase 4′s Barry Meyerowitz says:
“Shana Betz has written and directed a poignant and gripping film anchored by a powerful performance by Anna Paquin,” “We look forward to working with Shana, and the entire cast and producing team to bring this film to audiences.”
Anna Paquin is quoted as saying:
“It’s always very exciting to discover talented writers and directors at the beginning of their careers. Based on the life story of Shana Betz, our writer-director, Free Ride tells an emotionally intense story of survival, and the lengths a mother will go to, to take care of her children,” She further says: “This was a story we felt passionately needed to be told. We are thrilled that Phase 4 is as excited about the film as we are and look forward to working with them.”
Alexander Skarsgård attended the LA Times Indie Focus Screening of his new film, “What Masie Knew” at Laemmle NoHo 7 on May 16, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. Alex was taking some time off from filming True Blood’s season 6, which we believe is currently filming episode 9, and many True Blood fans attended. Below are some photos from the event: