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13 items from 2014

Exclusive ‘Justified’ Interview: On a Wynn Fall with Jere Burns

8 April 2014 6:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Prominent 1950′s politician, Adlai E Stevenson was quoted as saying, ”You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.” Justified‘s mobile drug kingpin, Wynn Duffy must be living large because through all of Boyd Crowder’s (Walton Goggins) misfires and failings, he rarely raises one of his expressive eyebrows. When Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is playing Harlan Roulette with him, well, that’s reason to get plenty mad. But most of the time he sits parked in his mobile home, somewhere in Kentucky, scheming with his lone bodyguard Mike (Jonathan Kowalsky) on watch while he’s inside, drinking tea or watching a women’s tennis match.

He’s carried out the dirty work of the Dixie Mafia and served as Robert Quarles’ yes man; now he has stuck by Boyd, through thick and thin – all for a piece of the action in Kentucky. »

- Ernie Estrella

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Justified, Ep. 5.11: “The Toll” shakes up, but doesn’t fix, the season’s endgame

26 March 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Justified, Season 5, Episode 11: “The Toll”

Written by Benjamin Cavell

Directed by Jon Avnet

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX -

It’s been a pretty dark week for lovers of fine TV drama, and Justified compounds the issue with one of their grimmest episodes ever. “The Toll” doesn’t do much to clarify exactly what this season has been about, or make the Crowes a more compelling central force, but it at least shakes up the dynamics enough to make for a season endgame that…well, frankly, I have no idea will consist of, beyond the Raylan v. Daryl Jr. element.

Two major acts of violence punctuate the episode, though only one of them really works to raise the stakes. The first, and the most obviously game-changing, is the shooting of Art. Just to get it out of the way: I highly doubt Art is headed for the »

- Simon Howell

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'Justified' postmortem: Ep Graham Yost dissects 'The Toll' (and another gory surprise)

25 March 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t yet watched this week’s episode of Justified, “The Toll” written by Benjamin Cavell and directed by Jon Avnet, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. An additional warning this week for fans of The Good Wife: the big twist in that show’s March 23 episode is referenced, twice.

Entertainment Weekly: We have to start with Picker’s death, which was as surprising as Danny’s death last episode though not quite as funny. At their meeting with Wynn and Katherine, »

- Mandi Bierly

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New Season Of Wigs With Julia Stiles Leaves YouTube, Heads To Hulu

19 March 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Wigs was one of the original recipients of a very large check from YouTube back in 2011 when the video sharing site first launched its Original Channels Initiative. Since then, the collection of dramatic, online video stories created by Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business), Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment, Big Love), and Jake Avnet has gone on to encompass “15 high-end original series, 7 short films and 10 documentaries” all featuring well-known females in leading roles. The production shop has also received funding from Fox. Meanwhile, YouTube has removed all references to its Original Channels Initiative and isn’t funding new programming the same way it once was. With an influx of cash from a major broadcast network and performances from traditional talent like Julia Stiles, Troian Bellisario, Jennifer Beals, Jennifer Garner, Virginia Madsen, Dakota Fanning, and more, it’s not surprising that Wigs is ditching YouTube for Hulu. »

- Joshua Cohen

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Exclusive ‘Justified’ Interview with Nick Searcy: Mullen Over Art

15 March 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you’ve been watching the fifth season of Justified then you know one of the subplots is observing the relationship between Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and his work-dad and boss, Deputy Art Mullen (Nick Searcy) disintegrate after Raylan confesses his role in the murder of one of Theo Tonin’s henchman. Art’s response to Raylan’s disclosure was connecting a right hook to his marshal’s face. Since then, things have been icy and Raylan has gone as far to request a transfer out of Kentucky. It may not be as fun as hunting Drew Thompson, but Art has had a volatile season so far including being a part of one of the most intense scenes in the show’s run. We caught up with actor and “Acting School Teacher” Nick Searcy to talk about the latest season of Justified.

Art appears to be the only Us Marshal »

- Ernie Estrella

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'Justified' postmortem: Ep Graham Yost dissects 'Whistle Past the Graveyard'

4 March 2014 11:51 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Whistle Past the Graveyard” written by Chris Provenzano and directed by Peter Werner, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. 

Entertainment Weekly: Did you know at the start of the season that Wendy (Alicia Witt) was the mother of Kendal (Jacob Lofland), not his sister?

Graham Yost: Absolutely no idea.


It’s like last year when we were talking, and you said, “Did you know that Shelby was gonna be Drew Thompson?” and I said, »

- Mandi Bierly

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‘Gravity,’ ‘Her’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ Win at Adg Awards

9 February 2014 9:34 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The Art Directors Guild (Adg) tonight announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, his stars of The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Production »

- Josh Abraham

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Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘Her,’ ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Gravity’ Score as Top Films

8 February 2014 9:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Her” (pictured) and production designer K.K. Barrett, “The Great Gatsby” and production designer Catherine Martin, and “Gravity” and production designer Andy Nicholson took top honors among feature films at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards Saturday evening.

“Gatsby” won for period film, “Gravity” for fantasy film and “Her” for contemporary film.

In television, “Game of Thrones” and production designer Gemma Jackson won for one-hour single-camera series, “Behind the Candelabra” and production designer Howard Cummings took the trophy for television movie or miniseries, and the “Helsinki” episode of “Veep” and production designer Jim Gloster copped the prize for half-hour single-camera series.

Other TV trophies went to the pilot of “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” and production designer Brian Kane for short format live-action series; the “Missionaries” episode of “Portlandia” and production designer Tyler Robinson for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series; and to “The 67th Annual Tony Awards” and production designer Steve Bass for awards, »

- Peter Caranicas

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Berlin: Vera Farmiga Boards ‘Prima’ Comedy

6 February 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vera Farmiga is set to star in relationship comedy “Prima,” which was written by Evan Greenberg (“Sex Farce”), who will also direct.

“Prima” (aka “Dance of the Mirlitons”) turns on 12-year-old Jesse Urchin, who shocks everyone when she gets into to a posh dance school, forcing her mother to adapt to her daughter’s new milieu.

Producer Daniel Dubiecki (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) and Lara Alameddine produce along with Canadian Screen Awards winning producer Karine Martin (“Moth Diaries,” “Maina”) under her Mediamax banner.

Highland Film Group (Hfg) reps worldwide sales rights at the Berlin Festival’s European Film Market.

Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind and Ryan Bingham have joined the cast of contemporary romance “Your Right Mind,” which Hfg title is also repping in Berlin.

“Mind” stars Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes. Ami Canaan Mann directs from her own screenplay. Principal photography is currently under way in Utah. »

- John Hopewell

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Berlin: Four Actors Join Katherine Heigl in 'Your Right Mind'

6 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Berlin -- Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind and musician/actor Ryan Bingham have joined Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes in the romance film Your Right Mind. Ami Canaan Mann (Texas Killing Fields) wrote and will direct the film, which is currently shooting in Utah. Highland Film Group (Hfg) is shopping the film to buyers at Efm in Berlin. Story: Berlin: Bruce Willis Sci-Fi Action Pic 'Vice' to Be Shopped to Buyers Molly Hassell is producing with Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, Hfg's Arianne Fraser while Delphine Perrier and Main Street FilmsCraig Chang are serving as

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- Rebecca Ford

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Vera Farmiga boards Prima

6 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highland Film Group also announces further cast for romance Your Right Mind.

Two Highland Film Group (Hfg) sales titles have cast up, with Vera Farmiga [pictured] joining relationship comedy Prima and new additions on the Katherine Heigl-Ben Barnes romance Your Right Mind.

Evan Greenberg is set to direct The Allegiance Theater and MediaBiz International’s Prima in March based on his screenplay about a young girl who gets accepted to a snobby dance academy.

The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine produce with Karine Martin through Mediamax. Renn Hawkey and The Allegiance Theater’s Tim Crane are executive producers.

Meanwhile Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind and Ryan Bingham have joined the romance Your Right Mind, currently shooting in Utah.

Ami Canaan Mann directs from her screenplay about an itinerant folk singer who falls for a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter.

Molly Hassell produces with Mann and John Jencks. [link »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Duvall, Lee, Lind and Bingham Join Your Right Mind

6 February 2014 | | See recent news »

Clea DuVall ( Argo , pictured), Sheryl Lee ( Winter's Bone ), Emily Alyn Lind ( J. Edgar ), and Academy Award Winning musician/actor Ryan Bingham have joined the cast of the contemporary romance Your Right Mind starring, Katherine Heigl ( Knocked Up ) and Ben Barnes ( The Chronicles of Narnia ). Ami Canaan Mann ( Texas Killing Fields ) is directing her script with principal photography currently underway in Utah. Molly Hassell is producing with Ami Canaan Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet ( Black Swan ), Rodrigo Garcia ("In Treatment"), Highland Film Group's (Hfg) Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, and Main Street Films' Craig Chang are serving as executive producers. Hfg represents the worldwide rights and will continue to shop it to buyers at Efm in Berlin. Your »

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Fox Taps the Lonely Island to Develop TV Shows Via Digital Platforms

13 January 2014 8:29 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox is extending its efforts to mine the next generation of TV hits on digital platforms, inking comedy troupe the Lonely Island to an “alternative” development deal.

The Lonely Island is comprised of Andy Samberg, who stars on the Golden Globe-winning Fox series “Brooklyn 99,” Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. The trio became an Internet sensation shortly after joining “Saturday Night Live” in 2005, pumping out a steady stream of digital shorts that achieved viral status until their 2012 exit from the NBC series, including enough song parodies to fill three albums.

Music, however, is not part of this multi-year development deal. The trio will be called on to create serial comedy programming in the hopes they can graduate from digital platforms to  21st Century Fox-owned TV networks, including Fox, FX and Fxx.

Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment at Fox, has long sought to incubate ideas beyond the studio pipeline that yields most »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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