February 2nd, 2011

light fantastic

keep it up zef, your cuteness quotient is on the rise...

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Teh Lorax News... Ted's Audrey will be Taylor Swift it seems

From an interview with Chris Meledandri, the head of Illumination Entertainment:
Will there be a sequel for Despicable Me?
Chris Meledandri: Yes, we’re working on that right now. Then the other we didn’t mention is Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which we’re working on for 2012. We’ve got Danny DeVito voicing the title role, which is fantastic. And a very strong cast – Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Betty White, Taylor Swift. So we’re well under way on that.

Uh, I guess we'll see how that goes... maybe her voice work is better than her acting (not to be rude).

Zef does something interesting and actually business related

From the Wall Street Journal, Zefron has been playing in a box-office league thing kind of like a fake stock market type thing for movies... sort of. IDK, I'm zoning too much to explain better... read more at wsj but short bit here:

Some people join Fantasy Football leagues; other people join movie box-office leagues...

This year... there are 10 teams in each of two divisions. It is made up of actors like Zac Efron ("High School Musical"), Lizzy Caplan ("Party Down") and Matthew Perry ("Friends") as well as various managers, screenwriters, executives and at least one journalist.

The rules, pared down, go like this: each team pulls together a slate of 18 movies split from a budget of $270 million. Over the course of the year, the slate is rated on weekly domestic box office revenue, per-screen averages, critical reviews and the number of weeks in the domestic Top 5.

Over the weekend in Los Angeles, each division met for the exhausting annual "auction" to collect movies for their slates. Saturday's, which took place at an apartment in Hancock Park, lasted seven hours. Sunday's was in the Valley. Each team nominates a movie for auction, then other teams drive up the bidding price. When it comes to more expensive or potentially risky movies, teams can "co-finance."

May go to 3D Awards show, may meet Avatar idol James Cameron

Per here (via zf), Zac is reportedly going to be at the second annual 3D Creative Arts Awards Show held by the International 3D Society next Wednesday the 9th.

James Cameron is receiving the Harold Lloyd award that night, so maybe Zac will see him there and can use my photoshop to convince him he should be in the sequel to Avatar.