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Wilton Schiller, a writer and producer with a 50-year career that took him from the Golden Age of television to series such as “Lassie,” “Dragnet” and “The Fugitive” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” died July 27 at home in Studio City, Calif. He was 95.
Schiller wrote hundreds of episodes of series such as the original “Superman” series, as well as “The Adventures of Superman,” “Leave It to Beaver,” “Dragnet,” “Have Gun Will Travel,” “Broken Arrow,” “Rawhide,” “Adam 12” and “M Squad.”
He wrote for “The Fugitive” and produced the last year of the series, with the final episode breaking all U.S. records for viewership. Recently the series was included in the top 101 television series of the last six decades by the Writers Guild of America.
- Carmel Dagan
I’m not sure where I come down on this Trash trailer, in part because I can only understand about 10% of it. Universal Pictures Brazil has released an international trailer for the film, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by British rom-com maestro Richard Curtis. In the film, “three poverty-stricken boys who discover something unusual, mysterious, and dangerous in a city dump.” The trailer has some slick visuals and a tone that reminds me of Slumdog Millionaire in the way that it places children in sort of a “safe” feeling criminal world. Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara star alongside Wagner Moura (Elysium) and Selton Mello. Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, and Gabriel Weinstein play the three young boys at the center of the mystery. Hit the jump to check out the Trash trailer. The film is based on the novel by Andy Mulligan. There is no word yet on a U. »
- Evan Dickson
So the trailer for Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” is out there. Set in Brazil, it chronicles impoverished street kids who find themselves involved in a political scandal when they make a discovery in a garbage dump. Soon the trio are running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. It stars Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen as an Ngo worker and priest, respectively, and highlights a triad of young Brazilian boys played by Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein. And yes, these non-actor discoveries are actually the leads with the Americans providing the support (Brazilians Wagner Moura and Selton Mello also co-star). “The three lead actors in the film have never acted in a film before, they’ve never been to a cinema before,” Daldry said in a recent interview with Screen Daily. "The reason I made this film is because it’s about the underbelly, the difficult side of Rio, »
- Edward Davis
As we dive deeper into the fall awards season in 2014, more prestige films are suddenly being unveiled. This isn't a new trailer, but it is a trailer for a film that might end up with tons of acclaim by the end of this year. The next film from The Reader director Stephen Daldry is an adaptation titled Trash, about three young orphaned boys (played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis & Gabriel Weinstein) in Brazil who make a discovery in a garbage dump and find themselves running from the cops in a corrupt society. Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, and Elysium's Wagner Moura also co-star in a film that looks like yet another intense drama on the crime-ridden streets of Brazil - a bit like City of God with a fresh twist. I'm in. Here's the Brazilian trailer for Stephen Daldry's new film Trash, found on YouTube (via SlashFilm): Trash, »
- Alex Billington
Update with casting, schedule info below: Playwright A.R. Gurney’s romantic two-hander will return to Broadway for a star-fueled revival beginning September 13 at the Nederlander Theatre. Among the pairings for the run are Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, launching the show, followed by Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Carol Burnett, Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Rigg is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The director is two-time Tony winner Gregory Mosher. Producers are Nelle Nugent, Barbara Broccoli, Fredrick Zollo, Olympus Theatricals, Kenneth Teaton and Colleen Camp. Show was earlier reported as a possible tenant for the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. “The Nederlander had more weeks […] »
The first Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s seminal epistolary play has assembled a high-profile cast for a series of limited engagements this fall.
Love Letters remains one of theater’s most enduring romances of the past 25 years, having first opened in New Haven, Connecticut, in November 1988. The show paints a portrait of two friends—Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III—who have exchanged letters for over 50 years, having spent a lifetime discussing their greatest hopes and deepest disappointments.
- Marc Snetiker
Netflix is introducing some kids with problems into the mix of its upcoming Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin comedy, “Grace & Frankie.” Brooklyn Decker and Ethan Embry have joined the cast of the 13-episode series. The single-camera, half-hour comedy finds Fonda's Grace and Tomlin's Frankie facing the last chapter of their lives together after their husbands unexpectedly marry each other. Also read: Jane Fonda on Rupert Murdoch Buying Time Warner: ‘It Would Be a Catastrophe’ Decker will play Mallory, the younger daughter of Grace's ex-husband Robert, portrayed by Martin Sheen. A classic beauty like Grace, Mallory modeled her marriage after her parents. »
- Jethro Nededog
The screen legends’ new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie has cast Brooklyn Decker (Friends With Better Lives) — as well as Ethan Embry (Once Upon a Time) — in series-regular roles, TVLine has learned.
Decker will play Mallory, the younger daughter of Fonda’s Grace, while Embry will play Coyote, the charismatic son of Tomlin’s Frankie.
The show is built around »
To give the impending Smackdown some context, we're looking at films from 1973. Here's Abstew on a spectacular debut...
With only a half dozen films released over the past 40 years, director Terrence Malick has already earned his place among the greatest American filmmakers. Despite his relatively small filmography, he has carved out a distinct brand of filmmaking that inspires (sometimes as much as it confuses or bores). But before he was an admired and respected filmmaker, he was just a former Rhodes scholar that graduated from Harvard working as a philosophy professor at MIT. His first film, Badlands, began to take take shape as he studied film at the American Film Institute. It was immediately hailed by critics on its initial release in 1973, where it was the closing night film at the New York Film Festival. That year's festival also saw the debut of Martin Scorsese's Mean Streetsm proving that »
Lily Tomlin On 'Grace & Frankie'
According to Tomlin, her Netflix series Grace & Frankie features “two women whose husbands are lawyers and have been business partners for 40 years." In her interview with Vanity Fair, Tomline added, “The two girls don’t like each other, though. [Jane Fonda’s character] is very straight-laced, Republican, and conservative in her dress. She is married to Martin Sheen’s character.” As for Tomlin’s character, who is married to Sam Waterston, she “is very bohemian.”
At the start of the series, Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) head to a double-date dinner with their husbands, which goes a bit differently then they'd anticipated. “We go out to dinner thinking that our husbands are going to announce their retirement,” Tomlin explained. “And instead, they announce that for 20 years »
We’ve heard very, very little about the latest film from Oscar favorite Stephen Daldry, who previously directed Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (every film the director has been involved with has either been nominated for Best Director or Best Picture), but today brings the arrival of the first trailer for Trash, certainly a grittier and more unconventional venture from the helmer.
The movie, based on the book by Andy Mulligan, and scripted by About Time screenwriter Richard Curtis, tells the story of three street kids who survive by rummaging through a huge trash fill on the outskirts of a major city, searching through human waste and filth in hopes of finding food and other items necessary for their survival. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Universal Pictures unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Trash" thriller, starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong. The new movie is directed by Stephen Daldry (The Reader, Billy Elliot) and will be released in several countries later this year. A Us release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
The first trailer for Trash, the new film by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) and written by Richard Curtis (About Time) from the book by Andy Mulligan, has been released online, and you can view it below…
Build as a possible Oscar contender come awards season, Trash stars Rooney Mara (Her) and Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) in a story of three street kids who survive by picking through a mostly human waste-filled garbage dump on the outskirts of a large city. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, and a key. A police officer offers them a reward for this parcel but that makes them realize something’s amiss, and they decide to hang on to it. That decision puts them in danger and they’re soon on a mission, having to lie, »
- Scott Davis
Three boys gets more than they bargained for when they come across a mysterious wallet in the first trailer for Stephen Daldry‘s “Trash,” which also stars Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen. Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Raphael (Rickson Tevez) are three young boys living in an unnamed third world country who scour their city's massive garbage dumps for anything salvageable that would allow them to survive another day. Going through a discarded wallet looking for money, they find some mysterious documents instead. The wallet was flung into a dump by a man (Wagner Moura) fleeing from cops, »
- Linda Ge
I have been pruning my 2015 Oscar predictions lately and I almost removed Stephen Daldry's Trash from my Best Picture predictions... good thing I didn't as the first trailer for the film has been released suggesting we're likely to hear it announced as part of one of the upcoming fall film festivals if not several. Given this version comes from Universal Brazil (where the film actually opens in October) it doesn't exactly give us an idea of where it might show up though as part of tomorrow's announcement of the first wave of Toronto Film Festival features would be a good guess. The film, which stars Rooney Mara,follows three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong. »
- Brad Brevet
Here's the deal: if you see a trailer this week for a prestige, awards contender-seeming movie, the chances are you'll likely see it somewhere on the fall festival slate. And so, even though we weren't quite sure where Stephen Daldry's "Trash" would fit on the calendar, it's done, in the can, a trailer is here, and now you can see if the Oscar race is being shaken up. Based on the book by Andy Mulligan, with a script from Richard Curtis ("Love Actually," "About Time") and starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura along with newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein, the story concerns three street kids who survive by picking through a mostly human waste-filled garbage dump on the outskirts of a large city. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Vampire Diaries’ new doctor is in.
The actor will play Liam, a “cocky yet good-natured” med student at Whitmore College, who comes from a family of doctors. Liam will first appear on the show’s Season 6 premiere, airing Thursday, Oct. 2.
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Video Masters of Sex Season 2 Trailer
The couple comes to William Masters, seeking his help in conceiving a child.
Masters of Sex returns Sunday, July 13 at 10/9c.
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* Sam Waterston (The Newsroom) has joined Netflix’s upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie, per The Hollywood Reporter. The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two nemeses whose husbands (Waterston, »
Sam Waterston is joining "Grace and Frankie," the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as nemeses whose husbands, in turns out, are in love with each other. Waterson will play Sol, the husband of Tomlin's Frankie, who has been secretly having a decades-long affair with his law partner, Grace's husband, Robert (Martin Sheen). The two men tell their wives that they want to get married, and the titular women discover that despite their wishes, their lives are inextricably bound together. "Grace and Frankie," which was created by "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris ("Home Improvement"), is set for a 2015 debut on Netflix of 13 episodes. Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are also attached as executive producers, and Tate Taylor (director of "The Help") is set to helm the first episode. Waterston is currently starring as network executive Charlie »
- Jacob Combs
TMZ says that The View is actively negotiating with Rosie O’Donnell to return as a host. Negotiations are far along enough that O’Donnell’s new job could be announced today.
Sam Waterston has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix series Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as rivals who find themselves pulled together when their husbands reveal that they’ve fallen in love with each other. Waterson will play Tomlin’s husband, pairing him with Martin Sheen.
Vulture argues that True Blood should kill off everyone by the series finale. “…my wish for everyone else to die too isn’t about piling on. I want »
- Lyle Masaki
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