The House with a Clock in its Walls

Get ready for Jack Black proffering prodigious prestidigitation! David advised on the illusions for the film and taught Jack Black sleight of hand and illusion for his role as a magician.

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Deception premieres March 11th 10/9pm c

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Cameron Black! 

The world's greatest illusionist is about to become the FBI's new secret weapon. All the magic on this show is done practically -- real illusions and real sleight of hand.

Deception premieres on ABC March 11th at 10/9 c after an all new American Idol! 

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Spellbound hits shelves

Spellbound hits shelves

Spellbound is out in stores now. Pick up your copy on Amazon. Here is a review from Publisher's Weekly.

Kwong, a stage magician and New York Times crossword puzzle maker, breaks down the art of illusion into seven principles that businesspeople can use to get ahead. His techniques include “minding the gap” between what audiences see and what they want to believe, “loading up” by researching and practicing before a show, and “conjuring an out” in case the grand finale goes off course and a backup plan is necessary. He explains that all seven of these tricks of the trade have real-life and historical applications. Without revealing major secrets of his craft, Kwong gives laypeople a taste of what lies behind the sleight of hand and misdirection wielded by magicians from Houdini to David Copperfield. He intersperses these examples with the illusions and manipulations employed by historical figures, such as F.D.R., and successful companies, such as Ikea. This enjoyable work from a confident master of his trade is a “virtual wand” for those who want a bit of magic in their lives.

 

ABC orders magic drama Deception, Jenna Fischer comedy Splitting Up Together

ABC orders magic drama Deception, Jenna Fischer comedy Splitting Up Together

Click here for the Entertainment Weekly article.

ABC has given a series order to Now You See Me-esque drama Deception and Jenna Fischer comedy Splitting Up Together, EW has learned.

In Deception, when his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence, and illusion — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

The series hails from writer and executive producer Chris Fedak, along with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, and Sarah Schechter. Magician David Kwong, who worked on Now You See Me, will co-produce. Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones also star.

On the comedy side, Splitting Up Together is based on the Danish series about a couple (Fischer, Oliver Hudson) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.

The comedy hails from Emily Kapnek, who will write and executive produce with Ellen DeGeneres. Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, and Sander Thomas also star.

Watch David fool TODAY anchors

Magician and author of “Spellbound” David Kwong brought his trickery to TODAY to fool Sheinelle Jones and Al Roker.