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Executive Producer David Van Ancken Talks Salem, Exploring the Magic of the Show, Balancing Fantasy and History, and More

Airing Sunday nights on Wgn America is Salem, the network's first venture into original programing, staring Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Madekwe, Seth Gabel, Xander Berkeley, Iddo Goldberg, Tazmin Merchant and Elise EberleSalem travels back to 17th Century Colonial Massachusetts for an alternate look at one of the darkest chapters in American history, approaching the infamous era from the point of view that witches were not only real, but manipulating the gruesome events of the trials to their will. The pilot kicks the show off on a strong note; a fun and creepy mixture of horror, fantasy and history that sets itself apart with singular imagery, an engaging mythology and a uniquely sensual approach to dark magic. I recently had the opportunity to visit the set in Shreveport, Louisiana where the town of Salem has been meticulously reconstructed from the ground up. While I was there I sat down
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Salem Production Designer Seth Reed and Costume Designer Joseph A. Porro Talk About Bringing 17th Century Salem to Life

This Sunday, April 20th, Wgn America premieres Salem, the network's first venture into original programing, staring Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Madekwe, Seth Gabel, Xander Berkeley, Iddo Goldberg, Tazmin Merchant and Elise Eberle. Salem travels back to 17th Century Colonial Massachusetts for an alternate look at one of the darkest chapters in American history, approaching the infamous era from the point of view that witches were not only real, but manipulating the gruesome events of the trials to their will. The pilot kicks the show off on a strong note; a fun and creepy mixture of horror, fantasy and history that sets itself apart with singular imagery, an engaging mythology and a uniquely sensual approach to dark magic. And like any good period piece, the sets and costumes are absolutely stunning. I recently had the opportunity to visit the set in Shreveport, Louisiana where the town of Salem has been
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Exclusive: The Cast of 'Salem' Discusses the Dark Side of Witches

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Exclusive: The Cast of 'Salem' Discusses the Dark Side of Witches
 

We recently took a trip, back in time, to Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1692 - by way of Shreveport, Louisiana, circa 2014. In preparation for the debut of Wgn America's first original series, Salem, we visited the set and chatted with stars Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Shane West, Ashley Madekwe, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg, Tamzin Merchant, and Xander Berkeley; series creator Brannon Braga; costume designer Joseph Porro; and director David Von Ancken. They told us why Salem is like no other witch project on television.

Salem premieres on Wgn America on April 20th.
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Get Behind The Scenes Of Keanu Reeves' Man Of Tai Chi

A behind-the-scenes video for Keanu Reeves's directorial debut Man of Tai Chi has arrived, via Mtime. Running five and a half minutes, it provides an inside look at the production team and includes some footage from the film. In the video, Keanu Reeves and lead actor Tiger Chen talk about how the project first took off, and each describes their specific role.  Also on the team is Elliot Davis, the cinematographer; Joseph A. Porro, the costume designer; Yohei Taneda, the production designer; Michael G. Cooney, the writer; and Yuen Woo-ping, the action director.The film is due for theatrical release in China on July 5. You'll find the behind-the-scenes video embedded below....

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Sdcc 2011: Scheduled Events for Saturday Revealed

It may be the second to last day of Comic Con, but things are far from slowing down. In fact, both movies and TV are in great supply the Saturday of the show. Maybe even to abundant...surely attendees and press alike will be making sacrifices as they pick and choose which events to see. Make your decision after the jump.

10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con fan-favorite Chuckreturns with a bang for its farewell panel to celebrate its fifth and final season. Executive producer and co-creator Chris Fedak, along with series stars Zachary Levi (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Yvonne Strahovski(upcoming My Mother's Curse), Joshua Gomez (Without a Trace), Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness), Vik Sahay (Good Will Hunting), Scott Krinsky (The O.C.) with Sarah Lancaster(The Good Doctor), and Adam Baldwin (Serenity), offer a Q&A with fans and an unforgettable video presentation.
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