Jenkins, Whitford to star in Whedon film

Jenkins, Whitford to star in Whedon film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are set to star in "The Cabin in the Woods," a film co-written and produced by Joss Whedon, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Whedon's 'Dollhouse' temporarily shuttered

Whedon's 'Dollhouse' temporarily shuttered

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's 20th Century Fox has confirmed Joss Whedon's new TV drama "Dollhouse" has been put on hold while the show's creator works out some details.
Harris, Fillion star in Whedon Web musical

Harris, Fillion star in Whedon Web musical

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. writer-director Joss Whedon has released a new mini-musical called "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" via the Internet.
MGM green-lights Whedon thriller

MGM green-lights Whedon thriller

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures says it has acquired and approved the thriller "The Cabin in the Woods," written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard.

Whedon downplays talk of 'Buffy' project

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. TV producer Joss Whedon says the chances of another "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" project are very slim.

Whedon fans, TV stars attend WGA rally

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Fans and stars of defunct TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Firefly" participated in a rally to support striking Hollywood writers.

'Buffy' creator, star reunite for series

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" creator Joss Whedon has received a seven-episode commitment from Fox for his new sci-fi series "Dollhouse."

'Dark Horse' revived on MySpace

SAN DIEGO, July 27 (UPI) -- The comic book "Dark Horse Presents" came back to life Friday in a 21st century form young people gravitate toward -- MySpace, it was announced in San Diego.

Joss Whedon bows out of 'Wonder Woman'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Writer Joss Whedon said he's done with "Wonder Woman" as Hollywood's Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures announced they bought a "Wonder Woman" script.

Katharine Mcphee could be 'Wonder Woman'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Katharine McPhee, last season's "American Idol" runner-up, is reportedly being considered for a film version of "Wonder Woman."

Whedon looking at Spike movie for TV

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon says he's working on a TV movie surrounding the blond vampire, Spike.

Prinze says no more 'Buffy' for wifey

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Freddie Prinze Jr. says he doubts his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, would ever reprise her role as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Joss Whedon to take on 'Wonder Woman'

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon will write and direct a feature film version of the comic book "Wonder Woman," Daily Variety said Thursday.

Whedon tapped for 'Wonder Woman' flick

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The mastermind of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has reportedly been tapped to develop "Wonder Woman" for the big screen, TV Guide Online reports.

Report: No hope for 'Angel' season 6 on WB

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Despite a fervent Internet fan campaign to bring "Angel" back next fall, the WB vampire drama is reportedly still slated for cancellation.
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Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon, who created, wrote and directed the sci-fi motion picture drama "Serenity," arrives for the premiere of the film at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California September 22, 2005. Based on the cancelled TV sci-fi show "Firefly", "Serenity" takes place 500 years in the future when humans have fled Earth and colonized a distant solar system ruled by the dictatorial Alliance government. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (pronounced /ˈwiːdən/; born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, occasional composer and actor, and founder of Mutant Enemy Productions. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse (2009–2010). He is also notable for his work in film, comic books, and online media. Many of Whedon's projects, as well as Whedon himself, enjoy a cult status.

Whedon was born in New York City. He has been described as the world's first third-generation TV writer, as he is the son of Tom Whedon, a successful screenwriter for The Electric Company in the 1970s and The Golden Girls in the 1980s, and the grandson of John Whedon, a writer for The Donna Reed Show in the 1950s. His mother, Lee Stearns, taught history at Riverdale Country School as Lee Whedon , and was a novelist. He is the younger brother of Samuel and Matthew Whedon and older brother of writers Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon.

Whedon graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987. Before going to Wesleyan he spent two years at Winchester College in England. He attended Riverdale Country School in New York City where his mother taught history. (Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also attended Riverdale Country School a number of years after Joss.) At a young age he was a prolific writer, loved Monty Python and showed great interest in acting. He was the lead role in an original production called 'Spaghetti Island' at Riverdale.

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