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Kyle Chandler in a Ladies' Locker Room: Behind the Scenes of That Fnl PSA

16 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If Peter Berg and Connie Britton couldn’t get Kyle Chandler to don Coach Taylor’s baseball cap again, how the heck did a Texas-based chain of movie theaters bring home the win?

Easy, says a very grateful John Gross, director of creative production at Alamo Drafthouse — aka the people who brought us Chandler’s Friday Night Lights-themed, silence-your-cell-phones public-service announcement: The actor, who lives in Austin, is a frequent patron of the movie-theater chain.

Video Friday Night LightsKyle Chandler Resurrects Coach Taylor on the Big Screen — Watch the Lol Clip

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This Fall, 6 Directors Come Together to Make 6 Visionary Films on Science - Angela Bassett Is One of Them (Watch Trailer)

29 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner as the first six directors. Worth noting, she's both the only black director of the six, as well as the only woman director. The first episodes, now in production, explore remarkable breakthroughs in brain science, longevity,...

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Watch The First Trailer For Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Bengazi

28 July 2015 10:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

2013 saw the release of Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor, the true story of Seal Team 10 and the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission “Operation Red Wings.” Based on Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson’s book, the film received two Oscar nominations for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, received positive reviews and went onto a $149 million box office gross worldwide.

In 2014, Clint Eastwood brought to the screen American Sniper, based on the memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (2012) by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The film became a box office success (worldwide $547 million), was embraced by moviegoers, received great reviews and went onto garner six Academy Awards nominations.

Now comes Paramount Pictures’ 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Bengazi. The devastatingly haunting first trailer for director Michael Bay’s upcoming film stars Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, »

- Michelle McCue

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HBO, Peter Berg Plan Western Drama

28 July 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg will executive produce and direct "Untamed," a new hourlong Wild West set drama for HBO.

The story follows three mismatched travelers as they set out on a treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming across the Rocky Mountains to Utah. Along the way, they're forced to embrace some of their most primitive instincts to survive.

Mark L. Smith ("The Revenant") will pen the script and also executive produce. The project joins HBO's other projects in the works including "Westworld" and "Utopia".

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- Garth Franklin

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HBO, Peter Berg Developing Western Series ‘Untamed’

27 July 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO and Peter Berg are tackling the wild, wild west, developing a new series titled “Untamed,” TheWrap has learned. The story will follow three mismatched travelers who set out on a journey along the treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming, across the Rocky Mountains to Utah — a journey where they’ll be forced to embrace some of their most primitive instincts, both good and bad, to survive. Berg will direct and serve as executive producer, while Mark L. Smith will write and executive produce, with Alissa Bachner acting as co-producer. Also Read: 'Silicon Valley' Exclusive Portraits From Wrap Emmy Magazine Shoot (Photos) Currently directing. »

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Stx launches sales division

22 July 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Top brass at Robert Simonds’ studio have ended weeks of speculation and confirmed to Screendaily the hire of John Friedberg as president of international sales.

In a clear statement of Stx’s global ambitions the executive, who arrives from Block Entertainment where he most recently served as evp of international sales and distribution, will assemble a team, build a slate based on Stx’s development and production pipeline and explore strategic partnerships.

The initial sales roster will include Mile 22, in which Peter Berg will direct Mark Wahlberg, and an untitled Jackie Chan action film that Martin Campbell will direct. It remained unclear at time of writing whether Stx would scout third-party titles.

The sales slate does not cover the first four films that Stx will release in the Us. Blumhouse International and Sierra/Affinity handed international sales on psychological thriller The Gift, which Stx is scheduled to open on August 7.

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Caitlyn Jenner -- Peter Berg Deletes '2 Balls, 2 Boobs' Post .... I Have No Issues with Her

18 July 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Peter Berg Etch A Sketched his Instagram post, which made Caitlyn Jenner look like a joke. Peter was remorseful, saying he meant no harm when he re-posted a meme scoffing at Caitlyn winning the Espy courage award ... showing a soldier with 2 legs amputated next to Caitlyn with the caption, "One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs." Berg says, "I deleted it because I am deeply saddened over »

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Peter Berg Disses Caitlyn Jenner After Her ESPYs Win

17 July 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Peter Berg is under attack from fans for a cheap dig he took at Caitlyn Jenner‘s inspiring win during the 2015 Espy Awards on Wednesday night. Peter Berg Calls Out Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Win Berg, the Friday Night Lights creator, took to his Instagram to voice his disagreement with the gold medalist winning the prestigious […]

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- Shantel Whitaker

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Peter Berg -- Attacked Over Caitlyn Jenner Meme ... Hands Off That Pic!

17 July 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Peter Berg got a ton of backlash for posting that meme featuring Caitlyn Jenner -- and now one of the haters is considering taking legal action against the director. The issue? The meme features a pic of Jenner owned by a photo agency ... which immediately recognized Berg was using its property. So, now it's fired off a cease and desist letter to Berg's people ... demanding the photo be removed.     The agency, Akm-gsi ... isn't just upset »

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'Ant-Man' Editor Talks About Working With Peyton Reed, Cut "Wish Fulfillment" Sequence

17 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It took some skilled editors to put Ant-Man, the mighty but micro hero on the big screen. For Disney and Marvel’s Ant-Man, which debuts this weekend, the studio brought in veteran Dan Lebental, who edited the studio's Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World. And this time around, he co-edited the film with Colby Parker, Jr., a frequent collaborator with Peter Berg whose credits include Lone Survivor and Hancock. As Ant-Man opens, The Hollywood Reporter talked with Lebental about working in the Marvel universe, the change from Edgar Wright to director Peyton Reed, and a

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Peter Berg Bashes Caitlyn Jenner’s Espy Courage Award, But Still Supports ‘Equality and Rights of Trans People’

17 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter Berg questioned why Caitlyn Jenner deserved to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs this week, but then clarified he is still “a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere.” The “Friday Night Lights” creator, who also executive produces HBO’s “Ballers” and directed 2013 war drama “Lone Survivor,” posted on Instagram Thursday a picture of Army veteran Gregory Gadson — who lost two legs during a tour of duty in Iraq —  alongside a picture of Jenner before her transition. “One Man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs, »

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Peter Berg -- Let The Backpedaling Begin ... 'I Respect Caitlyn Jenner'

16 July 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Peter Berg's in full damage control mode ... saying he has nothing but the "utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner" ... after posting a meme about her earlier today that many people called "transphobic."  The "Ballers" producer/co-star just went to Instagram and wrote, "I have the utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner and I am a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere." It's a much different tone than the one he took »

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Peter Berg Stokes Controversy Over Caitlyn Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award

16 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update 3:37 Pm: Peter Berg has responded to criticism over the post on his Instagram account. I have the utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner and I am a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere. I also believe that we don't give enough attention to our courageous returning war veterans, many of whom have sacrificed their bodies and mental health for our country and our principals- principals that include the freedom to live the life you want to… »

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Friday Night Lights Creator Slammed for Cheap ESPYs Shot at Caitlyn Jenner

16 July 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Oy.  Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg is under fire from fans for a cheap shot he took at Caitlyn Jenner's courage during the 2015 Espy Awards.  The Lone Survivor director took to his Instagram to voice his displeasure with the gold medalist winning the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at last night's ESPYs, inferring that a soldier who lost both of his legs was more deserving. "One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs," the meme said. "Guess which Man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the "Arthur Ashe Courage Award" by Espn?" Berg's »

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Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Award

16 July 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Clear eyes, full heart? Not so much.

While Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs drew cheers from the crowd, “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg was evidently jeering.

The “Lone Survivor” director shared a meme on Instagram, circulated by the Facebook account Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts, slamming Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award win. The image contains side-by-side photos of Jenner and U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson.

“One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by Espn?” the text read. “Yup,” Berg captioned his post, simply.

Later on Thursday, however, Berg backtracked after fielding considerable criticism on the Web. In another Instagram post, »

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Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Award

16 July 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Clear eyes, full heart? Not so much.

While Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs drew cheers from the crowd, “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg was evidently jeering.

The “Lone Survivor” director shared a meme on Instagram, circulated by the Facebook account Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts, slamming Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award win. The image contains side-by-side photos of Jenner and U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson.

“One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by Espn?” the text read. “Yup,” Berg captioned his post, simply.

Gadson, who was in the U.S. Army for 15 years, lost both his legs to a roadside »

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Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor Director Unhappy With Caitlyn Jenner’s Espy

16 July 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

At the Espy Awards on Wednesday night, Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award following her highly publicized coming out as a transgender woman. The event was surrounded in media attention, and was not without its lion’s share of controversy. Such was the vein that Friday Night Lights and Lone Survivor director Peter Berg tapped into on Instragram. Many […] »

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'Friday Night Lights' Director Slams Caitlyn Jenner's Espy Award Win

16 July 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg is very unhappy that Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday. Berg shared a meme on his Instagram that many Jenner fans have called transphobic. “One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs," reads the meme. "Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by Espn?”   Yup. A photo posted by Peter Berg (@pberg44) on

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Peter Berg -- Pissed Over Caitlyn Jenner ... She Doesn't Deserve the Praise

16 July 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Peter Berg ain't happy with all the praise being heaped on Caitlyn Jenner -- and is now mocking everyone from Espn to President Obama for honoring her ... instead of military vets.  The "Friday Night Lights" director -- who also produces and co-stars in "Ballers" -- reposted a crass meme to Instagram following the ESPYs which compares a double amputee military vet to Caitlyn.  Berg co-signed on the meme with a simple comment -- "Yup."   Berg »

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Peter Berg denounces Caitlyn Jenner’s Espy win with transphobic meme

16 July 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Battleship and Friday Night Lights director shared an anti-Jenner meme on Instagram shortly after Jenner accepted her Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Related: Caitlyn Jenner accepts courage award: 'If you want to call me names, I can take it'

In her first appearance since coming out as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner gave a rousing speech on Wednesday, accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the Espy awards. Shortly after Jenner’s speech aired on ABC’s telecast of the ceremony, director Peter Berg (Hancock, Lone Survivor) – who is also behind NBC’s beloved sports series Friday Night Lights – voiced his opinion of Espy’s choice to award Jenner on Instagram, by sharing a transphobic meme first posted on Facebook by Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts on 3 June.

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