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The Shawshank Redemption Still Making Money

Bob Gunton is a character actor with 125 credits to his name, including several seasons of " 24 " and " Desperate Housewives " and a host of movie roles in films such as the Oscar-winning " Argo ." Vaguely familiar faces like his are common in the Los Angeles area where he lives, and nobody pays much attention. Many of his roles have been forgotten. But every day, the 68-year-old actor says, he hears the whispers—from cabdrivers, waiters, the new bag boy at his neighborhood supermarket: "That's the warden in 'Shawshank.' " He also still gets residual payments—not huge, but steady, close to six figures by the film's 10th anniversary in 2004. Since then, he has continued to get "a very substantial income" long past the age when residuals usually dry up. "I suspect my daughter, years from now, will still be getting checks," he said. " Shawshank " was an underwhelming box-office performer when i

The Walking Dead Let's Go Of Writers

Major Changes Upcoming For The Walking Dead Season 2 Just when you thought there was nothing that could stand in the way of " The Walking Dead " comes word that some major changes are coming to the smash hit AMC series. Deadline reports that writer, executive producer and director Frank Darabont has let go of the entire writing staff on "The Walking Dead," which has already been renewed for a 13-episode second season. The decision extends beyond season one, however, as Darabont reportedly doesn't want a writing staff for season two — instead, he's considering assigning scripts to freelance writers . AMC representatives informed Deadline that no final decisions regarding the show's production team for season two have been made at this time. The reasons for the writing staff changes are currently unknown, though they're certainly surprising given the massive critical and commercial success that "The Walking Dead" has enjoyed since pre