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Fox Redeveloping ‘Assistants’ With Brittany Snow

This is a few weeks old, but it might be potentially good news for Britt’s pilot that wasn’t picked up by FOX:

Fox is redeveloping The Assistants. The network and studio Warner Bros. Television have extended the options on stars Brittany Snow, Stephen Root, Catherine O’Hara and Jillian Bell with an eye toward re-piloting the comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Assistants (previously To My Future Assistant) is based on the blog and book To My Assistant by Lydia Whitlock. The single-camera comedy revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help one another cope with the obnoxious, overbearing bosses who challenge their sanity on a daily basis. The original pilot starred Snow (Pitch Perfect) as Jen, a pretty, athletic, ambitious and tightly wound aspiring attorney who just passed the bar and is hoping for a promotion. O’Hara (the Christopher Guest movies) was Magda, one of the bitchy attorneys at the firm; Root (Boardwalk Empire) plays Jen’s boss Frank, an intense attorney who isn’t the monster he seems. Bell, for whom Assistants is in second position to Comedy Central’s Workaholics, is a recurring guest star who played Denny, a single mom and assistant at the firm whose apathy toward her job occasionally prompts her to take three-hour breaks to tend to her son — or go to the movies. Friends’ Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer penned the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Fox passed over the pilot in May. A formal pilot order has not officially been announced.

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“Pitch Perfect” Stars Reuniting to Perform at MTV’s Movie Awards

The stars of the film “Pitch Perfect” will open the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in their first-ever live performance on April 14.

“Pitch Perfect” stars Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Adam Devine, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and host Rebel Wilson will re-unite as the dueling college a cappella groups, the Barden Bellas and Treblemakers. They will perform a mash-up of songs conceived and executed by the film’s director, Jason Moore.

The soundtrack to “Pitch Perfect” has been a surprise hit, selling 622,000 copies, according to Soundscan. A single, “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone)” by actress Anna Kendrick, was sent to radio on March 26 and has immediately seen its airplay rise; it is expected to reach the Pop Songs Airplay chart within the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, the new single climbs seven spots to No. 81 on the Hot 100. Collectively, all versions of the song have sold 584,000 downloads.

The film is nominated for four MTV Movie Awards this year: Best Female and BestBreakthrough Performances (Rebel Wilson); Best Musical Moment (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee); and Best WTF Moment (Anna Camp Hack-Appella).

“Pitch Perfect’s” Wilson will host the 22nd edition of the awards. Will Ferrell and Emma Watson will receive honorary awards.

In addition, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform their new single, “Can’t Hold Us.”

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Brittany Snow cast in FOX pilot “To My Future Assistant”

Exciting news for Brittany!!

Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow has landed the lead role in the Fox comedy pilot To My Future Assistant, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the blog and upcoming book To My Assistant by Lydia Whitlock, the comedy revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help one another cope with the obnoxious, overbearing bosses who challenge their sanity on a daily basis. Snow will star as Jen, a pretty, athletic, ambitious and tightly wound aspiring attorney who just passed the bar and is hoping for a promotion. She joins a cast that also includes Catherine O’Hara as Magda, one of the bitchy attorneys at the firm; Joe Egender as a paralegal; and Melissa Tang as Claire, a meltdown-prone assistant. Friends’ Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer will pen the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Peyton Reed (Yes Man) will direct and exec produce the pilot for the single-camera comedy. For Snow, the casting marks a return to the small screen following starring roles in Harry’s Law and American Dreams. Most recently, she starred as Chloe in the musical feature Pitch Perfect and as Iris in Would You Rather. She’s repped by ICM Partners and Ziffren Brittenham.

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Brittany on “Ben and Kate”

Talk about pitch-perfect casting!

Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow has landed a multi-episode arc on Fox’s new hit comedy Ben and Kate, E! News can exclusively reveal.

So which lucky Ben and Kate guy will get to romance Snow’s character?

A Fox rep confirms that Snow will guest star in a minimum of two episodes as the cute Lila, a love interest for Tommy (Echo Kellum) who has a good sense of humor. The two will have a meet-cute: They meet while she’s walking her terrier!

While Snow has been heating up the big screen, including memorable turns in the recent hit Pitch Perfect as well as Hairspray, she’s no stranger to TV. The actress starred on NBC’s beloved American Dreams and Harry’s Law, and played a young Lily (Kelly Rutherford) in Gossip Girl’s ’80s-set episode.

Ben and Kate has performed well and recently earned a full-season order from Fox, along with The Mindy Project. The comedy’s most recent ep garnered 3.1 million viewers and a 1.4 in the demo.

Ben and Kate airs Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on Fox.

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“Pitch Perfect” Release Date Bumped up to September 28th!

BREAKING: Universal Pictures will move up from an October 5 release date on Pitch Perfect and try to build word of mouth by platforming the picture in select theaters across North America on Friday, September 28. Studio and Gold Circle Films did this after strong feedback from early screenings that have already been held and which elicited high amounts of social media traffic — 90% of it positive according to monitoring company Fizziology. While major studios usually move like battleships (no pun intended) and don’t veer from wide-release plans, the feeling was that there was buzz to be built here.

I’m assured the studio isn’t dipping its toe in the water with an option to pull back on the original screen commitment if audiences yawn during the platform. Anna Kendrick stars as a young Barden University student who bonds with a group of girls with the same passion: singing. When she takes this a cappella singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college music competitions. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both. The film’s directed by Jason Moore, best known for Broadway’s Avenue Q.

“You have to be willing to break the rules for a film that you deeply love, and supporting Pitch Perfect in this unorthodox way is a result of our passion for the movie and confidence in its reception,” Universal distribution president Nikki Rocco said. “After every screening, we’ve seen levels of reaction similar to how audiences responded to American Pie and Bring It On, other comedies for a young audience that grew into great success stories for Universal.”

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Brittany Joins Cast of “Pitch Perfect”

Brittany Snow has joined the cast of the Universal musical comedy Pitch Perfect being produced by Gold Circle Films.

Jason Moore is directing the film, which takes place in the competitive world of a cappella singing groups. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already been cast in the story of an all-girls college a cappella group trying to rebuild with a shaky rookie in the lead so they can take on the all-guys championship team. Snow will play Chloe, a somewhat rigid personality who finds her spot in the group.

Kay Cannon adapted the screenplay from the nonfiction book written by GQ’s Mickey Rapkin. Paul Brooks is producing for Gold Circle along with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Prods. Universal execs Peter Cramer and Kiska Higgs will oversee the project for the studio.

Filming is scheduled to begin mid-October in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Snow has appeared in Hairspray, Prom Night and Finding Amanda. She will next be seen in Syrup, Petunia, 96 Minutes, Would You Rather and Janie Jones, which Tribeca Film will release in October.