Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
From Laura Fuller...
"t5m is happy to announce Eyes of Amber to the ranks of our current “Twi-5-m-ers” including the Twilight Examiner, Amanda Bell and the Twilight Moonlighter (formally Pillow Biters) Kim Sherman! She’s already written a great column on the recent news of Rachelle LeFevre being replaced:
I am incredibly excited about this new venture and I hope that you'll hang out with me over there. I'll be posting a new column at least once a week. The new page is not a replacement of this blog, it's more like a companion. Drop by, leave me a note and join me on this new ride...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Etsy TwiMom RaShell has compiled the ultimate Twilight Party Planning Kit! This goes beyond your simple list of suggestions. The product description from her page...
A Checklist, brimming with ideas on decoration and entertainment, craft project, inspirational links, printable invitations and 5 printable games created by me and based on our beloved first book in the Twilight Saga.After checking this out for myself, I am so impressed. There are links for examples and even more ideas in the checklist! The printable invitations are gorgeous and the games are so creative. As a fan who has read all the books multiple times, I love that some of them require thorough knowledge of the first book. On the other hand, there is one game that is based on the movie, so even your guests who haven't read the book can participate and possibly win!
For a limited time, she's even offering one of her gorgeous Cullen-ize Me Digital Photo Manipulations for free with your purchase. I think these are absolutely amazing...Even if you aren't in the market for the party planning kit, I recommend checking out her Etsy shop. This is one incredibly talented lady. You can find her non-Twilight related offerings at her other Etsy shop, Doodlage. I love just browsing both her stores! She is the creator of my new blog header. See? Talent galore!
And so the plot thickens. I believe for a professional studio such as Summit, this was kind of a childish response. Let's all act like classy adults and give the other their dues. It seems to me like there were possibly some major miscommunication in this situation. Either way, I don't think we'll ever know exactly what happened, only the truth according to each side.
We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio. Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.
- Ms. Lefevre’s representatives were advised as early as April that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was expected to start shooting in early August.
- If Ms. Lefevre was, as she describes “passionate,” about being part of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, we feel that she and her representatives would have included us in her decision to work on another film that would conflict with the shooting schedule of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.
- It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to BARNEY’S VERSION, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June. Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.
- Furthermore Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE’s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.
- Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the Studio dismissed her over a ten day overlap. It is not about a ten day overlap, but instead about the fact that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.
The fact remains that Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to the other project – which she chose to withhold from Summit until the last possible moment – makes her unfortunately unavailable to perform the role of Victoria in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.
“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for ‘Eclipse,’” Rachelle said in a statement to Access Hollywood.
“I was fully committed to the ‘Twilight’ saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria,” Rachelle continued, explaining the turn of events that led to the casting change. “I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules. My commitment to ‘Barney’s Version’ is only ten days. Summit picked up my option for ‘Eclipse.’ Although the production schedule for ‘Eclipse’ is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for ‘Eclipse,’ never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10 day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.”
The star concluded her statement with a regretful tone.
“I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the ‘Twilight’ audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of ‘Eclipse’ only the very best,” she said. - Access Hollywood
There are a lot of things I could say tonight. I'm just floored by this. I knew yesterday when this casting change was announced that something was up. More than anything, I'm heartbroken for Rachelle. It almost feels like a death in the Twilight family. How ironic that we mourn Victoria. That is a testament to Rachelle's portrayal of the bad vamp we all love to hate.
Here is one of my favorite Rachelle appearances...
It happens to be one of my favorite Rob interviews as well. ROBsessed has taken the video and added an introduction expressing what most of us are feeling right now.
Rachelle, we love you, we miss you, and we think you were dealt a bad hand here. If you feel the same, you can send your well wishes for Rachelle to her on Twitter @RachelleLefevre. She's getting our twitters and she feels our love. You can also find petitions to support her here and here. If you want to send notes of your displeasure to Summit, you may do so at the following address.
RE:Rachelle LeFevre VS Bryce Dallas Howard
1630 Stewart St, Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you do contact Summit, please state your feelings in a courteous manner. We want to show them how classy Twilight fans can be.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. “Rachelle brought “Victoria” to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”The official reason for the change is scheduling conflicts. Rachelle is set to film Barney's Version, a film that begins production the same day as Eclipse. Unofficially? This seems a bit fishy. If memory serves correctly, Rachelle talked about Eclipse as recently as Comic Con. The Hubs is interested to know who is directing Breaking Dawn and if that is at all related. Because I do not deal in rumors here, we'll stick to the official story, but I doubt we've heard the last about this casting change.
And to Rachelle...
you will be dearly, dearly missed.
Thanks to Twilight Examiner
Monday, July 27, 2009
So, go over to the right, grab my button and put it on your blog! If you have sent me an affiliation request, I promise I have received it and I'm working toward getting my blog roll revised and getting affiliates set up. I'm a one person show here so I'm spread pretty thin at times. I flourish under pressure though, so hopefully you'll be seeing some blog changes sooner rather than later.