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15 permissions battles fought by TV shows

Louisa Mellor Feb 22, 2018

Real-world products and locations don’t always welcome association with TV shows. Here are 15 times shows struggled with permissions...

Forget the saying – not all advertising is good advertising. Companies will do almost as much to avoid the wrong use of their brand as they will to get plaster said brand all over our screens.

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Take Tupperware. Instead of thanking Antonio Bandaras for featuring its product in his 1999 directorial debut Crazy In Alabama, they forbade him use of the name. All because they didn’t want it thought that Tupperware was as useful for preserving decapitated human heads as lunchtime leftovers. “We had to call them plastic food containers,” remembers Bandaras.

Here are 15 times TV shows struggled
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Our Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting Duos

Our Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting DuosOur Favourite Mother/Daughter Acting DuosZachary Dent5/12/2017 3:40:00 Pm

To celebrate Mother's Day we're taking a look at our 5 favourite mother/daughter acting duos who've made a name for themselves in Hollywood.

Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis

Not only are these two mother and daughter but they've had some of the most iconic female roles in horror movie history. Janet Leigh was a bonafide scream queen from the late 1950's up until the early 1980's. She starred in Touch of Evil, The Fog, and of course Psycho for which she received an Oscar nomination. Jamie Lee Curtis first gained mainstream attention with her portrayal of Laurie in John Carpenter's Halloween which sparked a multi-decade franchise. She has since solidified herself among Hollywood greats with Freaky Friday, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

Here's another pairing with
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Dakota Johnson's Road From Hollywood Offspring to Fifty Shades of Fabulous

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Dakota Johnson's Road From Hollywood Offspring to Fifty Shades of Fabulous
Much like Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson, and Jane Fonda before her, Dakota Johnson comes from an impressive (and talented) Hollywood lineage. Her grandparents are Tippi Hedren, Hitchcock muse and star of The Birds, and Peter Griffith, a Broadway actor. Her parents, of course, are actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and her former stepfather is Antonio Banderas. Dakota made her big-screen debut alongside her mother in 1999's Crazy in Alabama, but her big break came when she was cast as Anastasia "Ana" Steele in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey (she's currently filming the second film adaptation of the series with Jamie Dornan). She's also starred in Black Mass and the romantic comedy How to Be Single with Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. Aside from showing off her acting chops, Dakota has also blossomed into a breakout style star and made us laugh with her off-the-cuff remarks and
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dakota Johnson

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Dakota Johnson comes from a rich background of actors and actresses and is now starting to truly flourish as one herself. Born on October 4th 1989, the 25-year-old star of Fifty Shades of Grey is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, while her stepfather’s from her mother’s later relationships include Steven Bauer and Antonio Banderas.

Having started her acting career in 1999’s Crazy In Alabama, Johnson has gone on to appear in a number of big movies, such as The Social Network, 21 Jump Street and Need For Speed, but had gone largely under the radar prior to her (somewhat surprising) casting as Anastasia Steele in this year’s adaptation of E. L. James’ incredibly popular erotic novel.

Her profile and career are set to explode following the huge box office success of Fifty Shades of Grey (in spite of its somewhat mixed critical reception), so
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Flashback: A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart

Flashback: A 10-Year-Old Dakota Johnson Will Melt Your Heart
It's all eyes on Dakota Johnson with Fifty Shades of Grey dominating the box office – but long before she was Anastasia Steele, Dakota was Melanie Griffith's adorable 10-year-old daughter stealing the limelight at the 2000 Academy Awards.

Et first met Dakota on the carpet before the awards, with mom and Melanie's then-husband Antonio Banderas in tow.

When asked how she picked out her dress, a young Dakota told Et, “I sort of looked around the store and I saw what I liked, so yeah!”

That’s one way to do it!

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Dakota comes from a three-generational background of actors. In addition to Antonio and Melanie, she is the daughter of actor Don Johnson, and the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.

Her first acting gig was a role in the 1999 Banderas’ directed film, Crazy in Alabama – However, her career didn’t start until 11 years later when she
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Dakota Johnson Facts: 11 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star

It might not have always been easy, but Dakota Johnson has brought Anastasia Steele to life in the long-awaited adaptation, "Fifty Shades of Grey."

A third-generation Hollywood starlet, Johnson got her start in Antonio Banderas's directorial debut, "Crazy in Alabama" (1999), but it would be another decade before the young actress would return to acting. After graduating school, Johnson embraced the limelight and appeared in "The Social Network" (2010) opposite Justin Timberlake, making everyone ask, "Who is that girl?" Beginning this Friday, most of the world will know.

From her famous lineage to her unexpected airplane companion, here are 11 things you (probably) don't know about Dakota Johnson.

[Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia]
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On the set of the Nicholas Sparks romance The Best of Me

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An hour outside of New Orleans is the stunning Magnolia Plantation circa 1876, home to the sets of 12 Years a Slave, Crazy in Alabama, and the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Best of Me.

The film is Sparks' ninth page-to-screen undertaking and the feeling of this location is familiar to a Sparks setting - Southern, romantic, and humid. Very humid. For The Best of Me, it's the perfect hometown for Dawson and Amanda, high school sweethearts who become estranged and reconnect 20 years later when they return home for a friend's funeral.

Played by James Marsden (The Notebook, X-Men), Dawson is quiet, guarded, and from a troubled family. Amanda, played by Michelle Monaghan ("True Detective"), is forward, free-spirited, and privileged. The story starts out in present day when the two return home to the small town of Oriental, but frequently flashes back to when Dawson and Amanda first met. Played by rising
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Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas Announce Divorce

Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas Announce Divorce
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are divorcing after 18 years of marriage, saying they want to honor and respect “the beautiful time we have spent together.” “We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost 20-year marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together,” the couple said in a joint statement. Also read: Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas Confirmed for ‘Expendables 3' Griffith, 56, and Banderas, 53, have one child together, 17-year-old Stella, who appeared with her mother in Banderas’ directorial debut, “Crazy in Alabama,” in 1999. The marriage was.
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Things you didn't know about 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson

Things you didn't know about 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson
Washington, Sept 4: With Dakota Johnson being cast as Anastasia Steel in the upcoming flick '50 Shades of Grey' based on the erotic trilogy by El James, fans might want to know more about the actress.

Us Magazine has unearthed some lesser known facts about the 23-year-old actress.

Johnson is the daughter of famous parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who were married six months in 1976 and again in 1989 for seven years.

The American fashion model-actress made her acting debut when she was 10 years old, with her half-sister, Stella Banderas in 'Crazy in Alabama' in 1999.

Johnson, who appeared in.
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50 Shades of Grey: All you need to know about Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson

50 Shades of Grey: All you need to know about Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson
It was starting to seem as if the speculation would never end, but finally the identities of Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have been revealed.

Dakota Johnson will play Ana in the big screen adaptation of El James's popular and controversial debut novel when it hits screens in the Us on August 1, 2014.

Meanwhile, the author confirmed that Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam will take on the role of Christian, despite speculation that the likes of Ian Somerhalder and Alex Pettyfer would be joining the project.

Following today's (September 2) announcement, Digital Spy offers up ten facts you need to know about the stars.

1. Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989 in Austin, Texas. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. She won her first acting role in Crazy in Alabama in 1999, where she played the on-screen daughter of Griffith. She starred alongside her half-sister,
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5 Things to Know About Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele

5 Things to Know About Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele
Author E L James broke the news this morning that Dakota Johnson had been cast as Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Check out the five things to know about the former Ben and Kate star! 1. Her parents are celebs: Born in Austin, Texas, the 23-year-old actress is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. 2. She made her big screen debut at 10 years old: Dakota made her film debut in 1999 in Crazy in Alabama, in which she and her half-sister Stella Banderas, played Griffith's daughters.  3. She shared a bed with Justin Timberlake: Her next film was Social Network, in which she had a scene in bed with the "Mirrors"...
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Antonio Banderas To Direct Akil, Starring Melanie Griffith

Antonio Banderas has been tearing it up in front of the camera lately. This year alone he's poised to hit theaters in five films, including Pedro Almodovàr's high-flying musical comedy I'm So Excited, Terrence Malick's mysterious Knight of Cups, and the recently wrapped Robert Rodriguez action flick Machete Kills. Perhaps needing a break from performing, or maybe inspired by all the big name filmmakers he's been working with over the past year, Banderas is looking to move behind the camera. And he's taking his long-time wife Melanie Griffith along for the ride. Variety reports Banderas is prepping for production on Akil, a love story he's written, and will direct and produce. This will mark his third directorial effort, following the 1999 dramedy Crazy in Alabama and the 2006 Spanish-language romantic drama Summer Rain. And as she did in the former, Griffith will front her husband's film. Named for its title character,
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Dakota Johnson's Congrats Card From Mom, Melanie Griffith

Dakota Johnson's Congrats Card From Mom, Melanie Griffith
Dakota Johnson joins several others as somewhat familiar faces on new shows this fall when she stars in Fox's "Ben and Kate." But where do we know them from if we don't know them? It's because of their famous relatives. Johnson is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

On "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the "Ben and Kate" star talked about how excited and supportive her mother has been throughout her acting career. In fact, Griffith has literally been there since the beginning, as Johnson played Griffith's daughter in the 1999 film "Crazy in Alabama."

Now 22-years-old, Johnson is taking her first foray into the world of television, with a starring role. She shared with Kimmel a card she received from her mother when she started the new job.

"I’m so f***ing proud of you! Have fun my angel," Johnson read. "Kisses, Mom. #proudmama" Yes, Melanie Griffith used a hashtag in a handwritten card,
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"Solo" : There Are Some Men Who Should Never Be Left Alone

Sneak Peek the new poster supporting the upcoming feature "Solo", directed by and starring actor Antonio Banderas ("Desperado"). Banderas is noted for previously directing the features "Crazy in Alabama" and "Summer Rain".

The psychological thriller with sci-fi touches follows a Spanish colonel (Banderas) suffering post-conflict trauma, based on a screenplay by Erik Jendresen ("Band Of Brothers").

The $14 million Spanish production, with Spanish actors, was shot in English, backed by Banderas and his production company, Green Moon.

"Unfortunately, to reach large international markets," said Banderas, "you have to shoot in English."

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Antonio Banderas Is Going Solo

Antonio Banderas has confirmed he will be returning to the director’s chair for his upcoming psychological thriller Solo. The project is based on an original screenplay written by Erik Jendersen.

The sci-fi thriller centers on a Spanish colonel (played by Banderas) who suffers from post-conflict trauma. Erik Jendersen’s top writing credit to date is the excellent Band of Brothers, which further implies this could have several combat sequences.

This film will make Antonio’s third time directing, the first being 1999’s Crazy in Alabama and the second 2006’s Summer Rain but neither were anything more then average. Maybe a project with a bit more to say for itself will do Banderas’ dwindling career the world good in a similar vein to Ben Affleck.

The film will be produced by Antonio Banderas’ company Green Moon Label and will use an almost exclusively Spanish cast although the movie will be shot in English.
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Antonio Banderas Will Direct and Star in ‘Solo’

Antonio Banderas has committed to direct and star in the psychological thriller called “Solo,” with his production company Green Moon, according to Variety. It is about a Spanish colonel suffering a post-conflict trauma, which will also be played by Banderas. This film will be his third directorial film after “Crazy in Alabama” and “Summer Rain.” The original screenplay is written by Erik Jendresen and it was described to have “sci-fi touches.” The $14 million budgeted thriller will use Spanish actors and will be filmed in English beginning next year. Gig Patta's Take: With only $14 million for its budget, there will only be a very small sci-fi element to it. There isn't any further details on the project and I've never seen Antonio Banderas other directed films. Does Banderas' "Solo" film project sound interesting to you?Source: Variety
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Antonio Banderas Will Direct Solo

We know that Antonio Banderas is a very busy these days.

After Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, he works with Steven Soderbergh on Haywire.

He will star in Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Inhabit, Jean Jacques-Annaud’s Black Gold, Simon West’s Salvador Dali

biopic and he will voiced Puss in Boots again.

But his next film also is is a psychological thriller Solo and he will not be just the star of the movie, he will also direct it.

Ok, that’s not his first time. He already directed two movies: Crazy in Alabama (1999) and Summer Rain (El camino de los ingleses 2006).

According to Variety, Solo is “a psychological thriller with sci-fi touches turning on a Spanish colonel suffering post-conflict trauma.”

Banderas will play the colonel and direct from an orginal screenplay by Erik Jendresen.

Banderas’ third film as a director will
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Banderas to go 'Solo'

Antonio Banderas will direct the psychological sci-fi thriller "Solo."According to Variety, the $14 million film will begin shooting next year for a release in 2012.Erik Jendresen wrote the screenplay.The film, which will contain science fiction elements, focuses on a Spanish colonel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Banderas will play the colonel and use Spanish actors for the rest of the cast. The film will shoot in English.Banderas is producing through his Green Moon company.This will be Banderas' third film as a director. His other directing credits include 1999's "Crazy in Alabama" and 2006's "Summer Rain."He was recently seen in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger."
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Antonio Banderas to direct Solo

With Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Hereafter, making its way to theaters this weekend, it looks like yet another actor will be making a trip behind the camera.

According to Variety, Antonio Banderas is set to helm his third film (after Crazy In Alabama and Summer Rain), a new sci-fi thriller that he will also star in, entitled Solo.

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Antonio Banderas to Direct Solo

Antonio Banderas is a busy man these days. Currently, the Desperado star has five projects in various forms of production including Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin That I Inhabit due next year. Variety is now reporting that Banderas has also committed to the psychological thriller Solo, which the star will direct as well. This will mark Banderas’ third-outing as a director, having helmed 1999’s Crazy in Alabama and the 2006 film Summer Rain.

Written by Erik Jendresen, who penned the currently-in-development The Big Bang, also starring Banderas, Solo is said to be a sci-fi thriller about a colonel suffering from post-conflict trauma. Banderas is set to star as the colonel in the film, which is slated to shoot next year for a 2012 release. Solo will be produced by Banderas’ Green Moon label.
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