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First Look: Lizzy Caplan in Item 47

Lizzy is starring in a short films, Item 47 (one of the shorts for Marvel’s “One Shots” series) which will be available in The Avengers Blu Ray release on September 25! It will be shown early during Comic-Con 2012:

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The existence of Marvel’s latest short film has been stirring speculation for weeks, though no one knew for sure exactly what it was, who stars in it, or what the title means.

What is Item 47? Now, finally, some answers.

The film is the latest in the company’s series of shorts dubbed “One-Shots,” a comic book term for stories that wrap up in one issue. Lizzy Caplan (Party Down, pictured) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers — and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions.

Marvel’s One-Shots have been used as bonus features on home-video releases for Thor and Captain America, and this one will be available Sept. 25 on The Avengers Blu-ray, with a special screening planned for San Diego next week during Comic-Con.

This is the longest, most elaborate of the Marvel shorts so far, and could be a first step toward using short-subject films to dive deeper into the Marvel universe and introduce beloved but less-familiar superheroes to the mainstream.

Item 47 refers to the gun itself, which S.H.I.E.L.D. would like very much to retrieve from the hapless young troublemakers. “The world is topsy-turvy now. There’s been an alien invasion, and things are crazy,” explains Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, who directed the film himself. “So when this gun ­literally fell into their lap, this is a sign: We’re going to rob a few banks, we’re going to buy a boat, we’re going to the Caribbean, and all our problems will be solved.”

Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost’s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire.)

The goal was to show some non-superpowered people reacting to the aftermath of The Avengers. “Anything that expands the world and shows you the more human elements of it, that just makes the world more colorful and fun for the average viewer,” says Eric Pearson, who wrote the screenplay for Item 47, as well as the previous two One-Shots: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer and The Consultant.

Each starred Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, but those films were much shorter — no more than 4 minutes, compared to Item 47‘s 12 minute run-time — and they were single scenes with few visual effects or action. Item 47, in contrast, goes on a much bigger ride….

Read more over at EW

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Comic-Con 2012: Save The Date Panel

Some awesome news! There will be a Save The Date panel at Comic-Con which is happening on July 14.

11:30-12:30 Save the Date: Your New Favorite Film — This may be the first comic book film that isn’t based on an actual comic book; instead, Save the Date uses the style and sensibility of indie comics by renowned graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown as a jumping off point to tell a contemporary story of the trials, pain, and happiness of modern love. Explore the challenges and advantages of working in film versus comics with cartoonist/screenplay co-writer Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Darth Vader and Son), director Michael Mohan (One Too Many Mornings), and producers Jordan Horowitz (The Kids Are All Right) and Michael Roiff (Waitress), and discover how the cast has been influenced and inspired by comics and geek culture, with Lizzy Caplan (Party Down), Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Martin Starr (Freaks & Geeks, Party Down), Geoffrey Arend (500 Days of Summer), and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim). Join them for a lively session moderated by Noel Murray (The A.V. Club). Room 5AB

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Lizzy Caplan now under WME

Lizzy is now a client for WME:

Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Shiloh Fernandez, Kelli Garner and David Giuntoli have followed Warren Zavala from CAA to become clients of WME. Zavala left CAA Sunday to join WME, and yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, Amber Heard and Mary Elizabeth Winstead followed him. There are a few more in play, but Zavala has managed to retain almost his entire client list.


First post about this is below:

WME has just hired Warren Zavala from CAA. Zavala had been at the agency for three years, and spent the previous seven years at Gersh. Zavala has an enviable list of young acting talent, which is now in play. His clients at CAA include Lizzy Caplan, Paul Dano, Anna Faris, Shiloh Fernandez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Johnny Galecki, Kelli Garner, Jackie Earle Haley, Amber Heard, Rian Johnson, Felicity Jones, Adam Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Developing…


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Publicist Erica Gray Joins Viewpoint PR

Publicist Erica Gray has left Slate PR to join Jennifer Allen and Melissa Kates’ Viewpoint Public Relations. At the two-and-a-half-year-old Viewpoint, Gray will work alongside publicists Ruth Bernstein, Mandi Warren, Lindsey Ludwig and Haley Urman. She is bringing with her many of her clients, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jon Hamm, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Elisabeth Moss, Ari Graynor, Lauren Cohan, Justin Chatwin, Gabriel Mann, Scott Porter, Gina Torres, Bitsie Tulloch, KaDee Strickland, Lindsey Broad, Brian Geraghty and Thomas Sadoski among others. “Erica’s approach and philosophies toward personal publicity are very much in line with our own,” Allen and Kates said. Gray began her career at Huvane Baum Halls in 2001 and moved with them to what became PMK/HBH, where she was promoted to VP in 2009. She most recently worked for Slate PR having opened the company’s New York office in January 2010.