October 2011 Archives  

31 October 2011

New Spartacus Artwork by Vadim Lisak

Vadim sent over some gorgeous Spartacus related artwork. Check them out.


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30 October 2011

Spartacus Vengeance Cast DVD Commentary Update

ImageSteven 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!

News submitted by Klippart



29 October 2011

Ellen Hollman (Saxa) Photography In TJ Scott's In The Tub Coffee Table Book

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




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28 October 2011

Spartacus Blood and Sand DVD and Blu-Ray in Italy 6 December

ImageA date correction for Italian fans: Barbara Bruno sent the following update about the upcoming Spartacus Blood and Sand DVD and Blu-Ray in Italy

Spartacus Blood and Sand is going to be released in Italy on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 6.
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28 October 2011

Liam McIntyre On Access Hollywood Video Interview

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?



28 October 2011

Olansamuelle's Draw Them All Spartacus Comic Strip ReWatch S1 Ep 6


Olansamuelle's Draw Them All
Spartacus Comic Strip - Re-Watch Season 1

Episode 6: Delicate Things

With the glory and riches reaped by Spartacus’ victory in the arena, it appears that his long desired reward will be granted when Batiatus informs him that he will be reunited with his wife.

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25 October 2011

John Hannah in Recurring Role on Damages


The Hollywood Reporter has some great news for John Hannah fans; John is headed to the show Damages for the final season.

Damages' Sets 'Spartacus' Star Opposite Ryan Phillippe (Exclusive)

John Hannah will recur as an adviser to Phillippe's Julian Assange-type character in the fifth and final season of the DirecTV drama.

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23 October 2011

Olansamuelle's Draw Them All Spartacus Comic Strip - Re-Watch S1 Episode 5

ImageOlansamuelle's Draw Them All
Spartacus Comic Strip - Re-Watch Season 1

Episode 5 Shadow Games

Batiatus is presented with a gladiatorial opportunity of a lifetime. Spartacus and Crixus must overcome their mutual hostility to fight as a team against a legendary and unbeaten opponent.

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21 October 2011

Rob Tapert Guest Speaker at Thrive International Convention 20 October 2011

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:

ImageRob 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.




20 October 2011

Nominate Spartacus for People's Choice Award

ImageVoice your choice to determine this year's nominees.The top five in each category will become the official nominees of People's Choice Awards 2012.

Nominate Your Favorites for People's Choice Awards



18 October 2011

Spartacus Vengeance Premiere 27 January 2012

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.

@Liam_J_McIntyre Liam McIntyre
January 27th. Not long now! RT?@adraemzael welcome back mate. Any idea when Vengeance first airs worldwide? Impatient fellow Aussie.?



16 October 2011

Spartacus Blood and Sand DVD and Blu-Ray in Italy 23 November 2011


For Italian fans, Spartacus: Blood and Sand will be released in Italy on DVD & Blu-Ray on 23 November 2011. News submitted by Barbara Bruno.


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15 October 2011

Spartacus Comic Strip Re-Watch Season 1 Episode 4

Olansamuelle's Draw Them All
Spartacus Comic Strip - Re-Watch Season 1

Season 1 Episode 4 - The Thing In The Pit

Having performed shamefully in the arena against Crixus, Spartacus is forced to fight in the Pits. Batiatus, determined to profit from Spartacus, may be at risk if his debts aren't repaid.



13 October 2011

Spartacus Wrap Party Pictures from Dan Feuerriegel

Dan has posted a couple of pictures of the Spartacus Wrap party to his facebook page. Check them out!

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12 October 2011

Spectacular Spartacus Vengeance Poster


Now this is just gorgeous. This poster has been added to the Liam McIntyre fan site and it features

The Rebels: (from left to right) Katrina Law as Mira, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus II), Peter Mensah (Onomeous), Manu Bennett (Crixus)

The Romans: Viva Bianca (Ilithyia), Craig Parker (Glaber) and Lucy Lawless (Lucretia)

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7 October 2011

Starz International Catalog For MIPCOM October 2011

The following pdf showcases all of Starz' shows/movies. Included is Spartacus: B&S, GotA and Vengeance. There isn't any new images that we haven't seen before. on 01 September 2011 I posted news about Starz being at MIPCOM.

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



MIPCOM International Cat Final-11

MIPCOM International Cat Final-10

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pdf submitted by Barbara Davies



7 October 2011

Spartacus: Vengeance In Production Video

Starz has released a new video which takes us behind the scenes of Spartacus: Veneance. Cast, crew and producers are interviewed. Screencaptures from the video will be up shortly.




6 October 2011

Lucy Lawless and Jaime Murray in The Big Issue Interview 05 October 2011

ImageThe 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.”

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5 October 2011

Lucy's Love Letter To The Spartacus Crew - New Blog Post

ImageLucy 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.
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3 October 2011

Andy Whitfield Artwork by Saul Trabal



Saul sent in his artwork on Andy Whitfield as Spartacus





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3 October 2011

Starz Shows Now On AT&T's U-Verse TV

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."

AT&T continues to expand TV watching to the devices that matter most to you, with hit TV shows available on U-verse TV, U-verse Online, U-verse TV on Xbox 360, and U-verse Mobile.

AT&T U-verse TV is the fastest growing TV service in the country** and the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' percentage growth in subscriber counts and national market share data.

Source: PR Newswire



1 October 2011

Starz Tribute to Andy Whitfield 02 October 2011

Beginning at 9 pm on Sunday October 2, 2011, Starz' tribute to Andy Whitfield includes five fan favourite episodes.


If you would like to help Andy's family, you can donate to the Andy Whitfield Trust Fund set up to support Andy's wife Vashti and their children.

The most important thing for Andy is that his family are supported in their future and so a facility has been established for anyone who wishes to contribute.

Bank details for accepting payment to Andy Whitfield's Estate.

Please note, this is an AUD currency account based in Australia so any transfers will be deemed foreign transfers on their end.

HSBC Bank Australia
Account Name: RGM Artist Group Pty Ltd Trust Account
Swift Code: HKBAAU2S
Branch Code: 343-001
Account No: 206 036 002
Currency: AUD
Reference: "Whitfield Donation"

How to Transfer Money from US to Australia for Andy Whitfield Trust Fund Via Online Way



1 October 2011

Lucy Lawless and Starship Spring Clean Raises $14,838!

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.

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Winning Bid: $1110 NZD

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Winning Bid $3460 NZD


 Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Winning Bid: $1110 NZD


'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Winning Bid: $300 NZD



Box signed by Lucy Lawless
Winning Bid: $50 NZD


Winning Bid: $1110 NZD
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Winning Bid: $325 NZD
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Winning Bid: $3260 NZD

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Winning Bid: $1130 NZD
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Winning Bid: $1110 NZD
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Winning Bid: $576 NZD
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Winning Bid: $515 NZD 
  Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #3
Winning Bid: $782 NZD  



1 October 2011

Steven DeKnight Signs Two Year Starz Deal


Hollywood Reporter has the great news of Steven's signing a two year contract with Starz.

Spartacus co-creator Steven S. DeKnight has inked a two-year overall deal at Starz.

Under the arrangement, the first deal of its kind at Starz, DeKnight will develop new projects and continue to showrun the swords and sandals drama.

"Steven is a rare talent who we want to stay in business with," said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik in announcing the deal.

Added DeKnight, "It is a rare wonderful opportunity to collaborate with an emerging network on forging their identity in scripted programming."

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