Steven posted the following news on his facebook page about the Spartacus: Vengeance DVD extras - commentaries by Liam, Lucy, Viva and Peter Mensah.
Steven S. DeKnight
Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes, my good peeps! I'll be spending part of the day doing DVD commentary with the awesome likes of Liam J. McIntyre, Lucy Lawless, Viva Bianca, and Peter Mensah. It's a Spartacus Par-Tay, bitches!
Check out TJ Scott's facebook for some GORGEOUS photography taken of Ellen Hollman (Saxa from Spartacus Vengeance) Ellen Hollman, one of the stars of 'Spartacus' from our shoot for my 'In The Tub' Coffee Table Book
Dish Of Salt: Liam McIntyre Talks Stepping Into The Role Of "Spartacus"
New “Spartacus: Vengeance” star Liam McIntyre chats with AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman about stepping into the role, made famous by the late Andy Whitfield. How far along are they into filming the Starz series, which returns in January 2012? Also, how did the cast and crew find out about their former star’s passing?
Rob was a guest speaker at the Thrive International convention on 20 October 2011. For one whole day on October 20 business people from throughout the world will be soaking up the wisdom and the lessons from 17 international business leaders at Thrive International in Auckland, New Zealand.
Thrive is about celebrating NZ business success and innovation. It is an entertaining, action packed experience, which showcases Kiwi businesses that have achieved success locally and internationally. Thrive incorporates a powerful line up of industry leaders and experts who will share years of knowledge and experience in managing finances, people, marketing and technology. Icons of Kiwi enterprise will inspire, inform and give you the essential drive to take your business to the next level. This year THRIVE will have an International twist and will take place in October taking advantage of the International business leaders who will be in New Zealand at the time
His presentation was on Big Dreams & Silver Screens: Spartacus and the Business of storytelling
Spartacus, Xena, Hercules - the story behind the heroes
Business & creativity - making the ends meet
Understanding a global marketplace & seizing your moment
Lucy Lawless has posted a review of her husband's presentation on her official site. Check it out here
His Bio on the Thrive Site reads:
Rob Tapert is the longstanding producing partner of acclaimed director Sam Raimi. Tapert and Raimi have been working together since they met at Michigan State University. After producing the horror cult classic Evil Dead, they collaborated on Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, Darkman and Army of Darkness.
Tapert was the executive producer on Hard Target and Timecop. He also executive produced the worldwide sensation TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
In 2002, Tapert and Raimi formed Ghost House Pictures which was conceived to produce feature films that would deliver great scares and offer horror fans a thrill ride experience. Tapert has since produced a string of #1 box office hits; The Grudge, Boogeyman, The Messengers and 30 Days of Night and Drag Me To Hell.
Tapert recently produced the TV series The Legend of the Seeker. He is currently producing the second season of the hit series Spartacus.
Spartacus: Vengeance will be premiere in January 2012 and so far we haven't had a date in January. Yesterday Liam was answering a question on Twitter and he revealed the premiere will be on 27 January.
Starz Media Worldwide Distribution will showcase at MIPCOM the "Spartacus" franchise with "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," and exciting promotional footage from the upcoming new season -"Spartacus: Vengeance" - launching in the U.S. in January 2012. The Starz Media Worldwide Distribution booth will be located on the MIPCOM show floor at RSV25. MIPCOM runs from October 3-6 in Cannes, France
The Big Issue interviews Jaime Murray (Gaia on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) and goes into her acting career such as Hustle, Warehouse 13 and of course Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
Jaime is also asked about working with Lucy and their romantic scenes together:
“You know, I wasn’t more nervous because it was a woman...” she replies before pausing. “I don’t know, maybe. Maybe it was more nerve-wracking. The fact is Lucy and I became really good friends. It sounds so weird and I [hadn’t] even thought of it until you [asked], but if I am doing a sex scene with a guy I just want to get through it.
“When I am doing a sex scene, I don’t really care if we become friends. In fact I think it can be a bit weird if we do become friends. I don’t even necessarily care about getting him to like me, [just] getting the scene done.
“With Lucy, I don’t know whether it was because she was such a great woman or whether it was because she was a woman, but I needed her to be okay. I needed us to be friends. Maybe I just inherently need to be liked more by women than I do by men so perhaps for me there was more at stake.”
Lucy has sent a new blog post about the end of Spartacus Season 2 and she thanks the crew, makeup, wardrobe, SFX, editing, sound & music departments for all their hard work.
10/3/11 -- Love Letter To Our Crew
We are winding up filming the second series of Spartacus. It's been a doozy. I must say that Liam McIntyre has pulled it off with style. I forgot how terrified I was to find myself in the lead role of an action series.Read More
DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's busy viewers want the ability to watch TV where they want it, and when it fits their schedule. AT&T* U-verse® lets you watch hit shows online anytime, anywhere in the U.S. on AT&T's entertainment website, U-verse Online (www.uverseonline.com). Now U-verse TV customers can enjoy access to more than 500 premier titles of STARZ and ENCORE movies and original programming on U-verse Online as an added benefit of their monthly STARZ and ENCORE subscriptions.
U-verse customers who subscribe to U-verse TV packages that include STARZ and ENCORE can sign-in to U-verse Online and watch popular shows from the networks on their computer, including STARZ Originals Torchwood: Miracle Day, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Camelot; the ENCORE Original series Moby Dick; and numerous hit movies including, Toy Story 3, The Karate Kid, Just Go With It, Grown Ups, Tangled, The Other Guys, Salt and The Tourist.
"This compelling content from STARZ and ENCORE is a great addition to U-verse Online, especially as we continue to expand our content library on every screen," said Dan York, president of content, AT&T. "We're securing rights from leading content providers to make TV shows available to U-verse TV customers across platforms – on TV, online and on mobile devices."
U-verse Online continues to grow its content library, with more than 175,000 titles of TV shows, movies and video clips – with a large selection of titles viewable for any online user. With the fall TV season in full swing, viewers can tune into U-verse Online to watch virtually all of the major broadcast networks' fall TV series.
"We are very pleased that U-verse Online has added the STARZ ONLINE and ENCORE ONLINE services to its suite of premium product offerings," said Ed Huguez, executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing. "Offering STARZ and ENCORE movie and original programming across multiple platforms creates a great value proposition for premium subscribers."
The 2011 Starship Spring Clean Auction has come to an end and the following
is the final successful bids/wins for all of Lucy donated items.
The total amount comes to $14,838. What an amazing figure. Congratulations to
Starship on yet another successful Spring Clean and of course to Lucy Lawless
and Starz Entertainment for being so generous in donating all those goodies from Spartacus.