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HBO Reveals First Footage Of ‘Sharp Objects’ With Amy Adams, ‘Paterno’ & ‘Fahrenheit 451’

The new year is in full swing and with a chock-full line-up, HBO is getting ready to unleash the motherlode on audiences in 2018. The cable channel has unveiled a new teaser with some of the first official footage of the highly anticipated “Sharp Objects” with Amy Adams from “Big Little Lies” director Jean-Marc Vallée, HBO movie “Paterno” with Al Pacino from filmmaker Barry Levinson, and the Michael B.

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Al Pacino on HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie: ‘The Question Isn’t Just What He Knew, It’s What He Did About It’

Al Pacino on HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie: ‘The Question Isn’t Just What He Knew, It’s What He Did About It’
Al Pacino isn’t exactly unfamiliar with playing historical figures, so far be it from us or anyone to tell him how to prepare for a role. If the Oscar-winning actor — who was Emmy-nominated for playing Phil Spector and won the award for portraying Roy Cohn — doesn’t need to go to the Penn St. University campus to prepare for his role as disgraced college football coach Joe Paterno, he doesn’t have to.

“I didn’t go,” Pacino said, speaking via satellite during HBO’s TCA presentation Thursday afternoon. “I did see the documentary ‘Happy Valley.’ […] These things really happened, and as an actor, it makes you feel credible. […] You have the real person to digest and sort of channel.”

Read More:18 HBO Original Programs To Be Excited About in 2018 — ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Paterno,’ and More

How fitting it feels to use Amir Bar-Lev’s 2014 film as a basis of
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Game of Thrones Dominates Directors Guild TV Nominations, Scoring 3 Nods

Game of Thrones Dominates Directors Guild TV Nominations, Scoring 3 Nods
Like an army of hapless humans facing down a fire-breathing dragon, the rest of TV was no match for Game of Thrones in this year’s Directors Guild nominations.

The hit HBO fantasy scorched the competition when the 2017 DGA Award nominations were announced on Wednesday, landing three of the possible five nominations in the drama-series category. Jeremy Podeswa (“The Dragon and the Wolf”), Matt Shakman (“The Spoils of War”) and Alan Taylor (“Beyond the Wall”) scored nods for their episodes — meaning that nearly half of Season 7’s seven installments were honored by the DGA.

Rounding out the DGA drama nominees were the Duffer Brothers,
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DGA Announces Television Nominees, Including ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘Stranger Things’ Directors

DGA Announces Television Nominees, Including ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘Stranger Things’ Directors
Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2017. “Directors are driving the push to more distinctive television, eye-catching commercials and powerful documentaries,” said Schlamme in an official statement. “From 30-second spots to multi-hour mini-series, the nominees across these nine categories are leading that charge. We are proud to honor the tremendous range of excellence found in the projects nominated today.”

Big names like Reed Morano, Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Duffer brothers, Niki Caro, Jean-Marc Vallee, and Barry Levinson picked up nods from the guild, along with a number of noms for series like “Game of Thrones” and “Master of None.”

Read More:Golden Globes 2018 Full Winners List: ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ and More Take Top Honors

The winners will be announced at the 70th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
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Killing Fields: Murder Isle - Meet Lead Detective Who Hopes to Solve Very Cold Case

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Discovery Channel's Killing Fields returns tonight with an all-new investigation.

In 2004, 28-year-old Carrie Singer was brutally murdered in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and the murder has remained unsolved for over 13 years.

On Killing Fields: Murder Isle, original lead investigator, Randy Patrick, returns to the crime that made a significant impact not only on Singer's family, friends and the town where she lived but on him personally, too.

We had a chance to speak with Mr. Patrick by phone recently, something you'll likely wish you could do, too, after watching the premiere on Discovery Channel tonight at 9/8c.

Patrick was clearly invested in the death of Singer, in her family, and in solving the case. He almost retired without any further information than what he had from the initial investigation.

Patrick spent years in the Navy and as Jag before he began his 21-year career in civilian law enforcement.
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Artios Awards: Casting Society Reveals Film Nominees (Exclusive)

The Casting Society of America (Csa) on Tuesday announced its nominees in feature films for the 33rd Annual Artios Awards, which are set to take place Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and Stage 48 in New York City.

The annual Artios Awards (named for the Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted”) are given to Csa members using the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored at the Csa event.

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Csa Announces 2018 Artios Award Feature Film Nominees

The start of the new year means that awards season is officially kicking off. As the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards approach, January is also the time for Casting Society of America to honor their members with their annual Artios Awards. The awards recognize casting directors’ achievement in work they’ve done across all mediums during the previous year. Csa already announced their TV, theater, and short film nominees and three honorees earlier this fall. The final nominations, for the feature film categories, were announced Jan. 2 to round out the list of contenders for the 33rd ceremony, which will take place on Jan. 18 in both New York City and Los Angeles. Many titles that made the feature film list, like “Get Out” and “The Post,” have already been in the awards conversation as nominations began to roll out in November. Other 2017 box office and critical successes that might
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Dustin Hoffman Accusers Write Open Letter Thanking John Oliver For Confronting Actor Over Sexual Harassment

Dustin Hoffman Accusers Write Open Letter Thanking John Oliver For Confronting Actor Over Sexual Harassment
Seven women who have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment and/or abuse have signed an open letter thanking John Oliver for confronting the actor over his alleged misconduct during a panel in New York City on December 4. Oliver was moderating a discussion with Hoffman, Robert De Niro, director Barry Levinson, and producer Jane Rosenthal for the 20th anniversary of “Wag the Dog” when he pressured Hoffman into publicly addressing the allegations against him.

Read More:John Oliver Breaks Silence on Confronting Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment: ‘It Felt Unavoidable’

The open letter was posted on Twitter by Anna Graham Hunter, who was the first woman to come forward with an allegation against Hoffman. Hunter says the actor made sexually inappropriate comments towards her and groped her when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie “Death Of A Salesman.” The message is signed by Hunter, Wendy Riss Gatsiounis,
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John Oliver Breaks Silence on Confronting Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment: ‘It Felt Unavoidable’

John Oliver Breaks Silence on Confronting Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment: ‘It Felt Unavoidable’
Several weeks after he made headlines for publicly confronting Dustin Hoffman over allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, John Oliver is finally breaking his silence on the matter. Oliver asked Hoffman about the accusations while moderating a panel in New York City on December 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Barry Levinson’s “Wag the Dog.” Panelists included Levinson, Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and producer Jane Rosenthal.

Read More:John Oliver Forces Dustin Hoffman to Confront Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘You Have Indicted Me’

Oliver told Hoffman that the allegations against him were “hanging in the air” and that they would be “something we’re going to have to talk about.” The two engaged in an intense back and forth, with Oliver pressing Hoffman on the allegations and Hoffman firing back that Oliver was “making assumptions” about him. While some praised Oliver for confronting Hoffman, others found it unprofessional to do so in a public setting.
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The Furniture: Revisiting the Surreal Spaces of Toys

"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Barry Levinson’s Toys, a film you don’t hear about very much anymore. It wasn’t exactly beloved at the time, certainly, and wound up with a Razzie nomination for Worst Director. However, it also showed up at the Oscars, receiving nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. At the very least, it remains a pleasant reminder that sometimes even flops are given a fair shake by the Academy’s craft branches.

And now, in the dramatically different context of 2017, it deserves some renewed attention. Its critique of militarism and toxic masculinity has aged surprisingly well, as have the more committed of the performances. Joan Cusack’s absurd turn as the eternally childlike Alsatia is at the top of the list.
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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‘Killing Fields’ Returns to Re-examine a Chilling Homicide in Virginia (Exclusive Trailer)

‘Killing Fields’ Returns to Re-examine a Chilling Homicide in Virginia (Exclusive Trailer)
Et has your first look at the new installment of Discovery Channel’s true crime docuseries, , which travels to Virginia in Murder Isle.

After two seasons in Louisiana, as police tried to solve the cold case of a murdered college student, the series relocates to the Isle of Wight in Virginia.

The isolated farmland community is the setting of a 2004 chilling, cold-blooded homicide, when 28-year-old Carrie Singer was found beaten to death and half naked in a field.

With the residents haunted by the unsolved murder, the county sheriff’s office has decided to re-open the case with the hope to find some real answers. Under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Potter, the case’s original lead investigator Randy Patrick works with a team of skilled investigators as well as a young rookie who believes he can bring a fresh take to the case.

Once again, the series from and Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson is shot in real
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Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash

Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash
Year after year, the Golden Globes are always filled with surprises — more than most award shows, even. On the TV side, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s preference for new series and small member body makes for nominations some call exciting, others mind-boggling. This year was a bit more predictable — by Golden Globes standards — but still packed its fair share of twists and turns. From recent winners getting boxed out (Tracee Ellis Ross, “Blackish”) to new faces working their way in (Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”), there’s quite a lot to dig into — so let’s get started on the snubs and surprises:

Read More:Golden Globes 2018 Full TV Nominations List: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Feud’ Lead Varied Pack Snubs:

Mindhunter”: Even with David Fincher’s backing, the breakout Netflix originals series couldn’t score a single nod from the Golden Globes.

Twin Peaks”: Yes, Kyle MacLachlan earned a much-deserved nod,
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Lionsgate Reportedly Dumped Its ‘Gotti’ Biopic Last Minute Because of Release Plan Squabbles

Lionsgate Reportedly Dumped Its ‘Gotti’ Biopic Last Minute Because of Release Plan Squabbles
After being dropped by distributor Lionsgate just ten days before its set release, the seemingly ill-fated John Travolta-starring John Gotti biopic might get a new lease on life, at least if its producers’ big gamble pays off. A new report from Deadline holds that the film left Lionsgate because of release plan squabbles — it was set to be released by Lionsgate Premiere (which specializes in specialty and limited releases), and its producers were eager to take it to a wide release. The outlet reports that “there was a buy-back clause in the distribution agreement, so the producers exercised it. It was never a matter of Lionsgate dumping the film.”

Still, that’s a hell of a last minute change to make, especially when the film’s release date and plan have been locked for months now. Deadline adds that an outside investor has back the film “so that it
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Lionsgate Drops John Travolta-Starring ‘Gotti’ Film Ten Days Before Release — Report

Lionsgate Drops John Travolta-Starring ‘Gotti’ Film Ten Days Before Release — Report
Looks like this month is about to get a whole lot less merry for one jettisoned project, as the Tracking Board reports that Lionsgate has dropped its John Travolta-starring mob drama “Gotti” just ten days before its scheduled release. A source revealed to the outlet that the film has also been sold back to its producers, Emmett/Furla/Oasis, which produced the film alongside Highland Film Group and Fiore Films.

The film was slated to debut under the Lionsgate Premiere banner next week, but has now been pulled from the release schedule until a new distributor can be found. The outlet adds that the producers will soon start that process, and the film will likely be moved to a 2018 date.

Read More:‘Gotti’ Trailer: John Travolta Resurrects Mob Boss in Kevin Connolly-Directed Biopic

Gotti” was directed by “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly, and boasts a supporting cast that includes Kelly Preston,
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Watch as Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver Get in Heated Sexual Harassment Argument

Watch as Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver Get in Heated Sexual Harassment Argument
John Oliver, host of HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight, publicly confronted Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman about recent sexual harassment allegations made against him. Oliver was moderating a panel and screening with Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Wag the Dog. During the panel, Oliver said, "This is something we're going to have to talk about because ... it's hanging in the air." Hoffman replied and, for the rest of the evening, it was a back and forth between the two.

"It's hanging in the air? From a few things you've read you've made an incredible assumption about me. You've made the case better than anyone else can. I'm guilty."

Dustin Hoffman was recently accused by Anna Graham Hunter of sexually harassing her in 1985 while filming of the Death of a Salesman TV movie was taking place. At the time, she was just 17-years-old.
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Dustin Hoffman Grilled by John Oliver Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Dustin Hoffman Grilled by John Oliver Over Sexual Harassment Claims
John Oliver did not let Dustin Hoffman off the hook when it came to responding to sexual harassment accusations leveraged against him. Last month, Anna Graham Hunter alleged that the 80-year-old actor groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of his 1985 TV movie, Death Of A Salesman.

On Monday, Oliver moderated a Tribeca Film panel for the 20th anniversary of Wag the Dog, which included Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson. In a video taken by Wwd's Kathryn Hopkins, the Last Week Tonight host brings up the "elephant in the room," telling the panel, "This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air."

“It’s hanging in the air?” Hoffman responded. “From a few things you’ve read you’ve made an incredible assumption about me. You’ve made the case better than anyone else can. I
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Watch John Oliver Press Dustin Hoffman on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Watch John Oliver Press Dustin Hoffman on Sexual Misconduct Allegations
John Oliver grilled Dustin Hoffman on allegations of sexual misconduct during a panel discussion that took place prior to a 20th anniversary screening of the movie Wag the Dog, The Washington Post reports.

In recent weeks, two women accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Anna Graham Hunter said that Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman. Hunter's allegations were the crux of the heated back-and-forth between Hoffman and Oliver. In addition to Hunter, writer
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John Oliver Forces Dustin Hoffman to Confront Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘You Have Indicted Me’

John Oliver Forces Dustin Hoffman to Confront Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘You Have Indicted Me’
John Oliver and Dustin Hoffman got into a war of words during a panel intended to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Barry Levinson’s political satire “Wag the Dog.” The HBO late night host was moderating a panel in New York City on December 4 that included Hoffman, Levinson, Robert De Niro, and producer Jane Rosenthal, but the conversation turned intense when Oliver grilled Hoffman on a sexual assault allegation against him.

Read More:Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV Producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis

“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because…it’s hanging in the air,” Oliver said to Hoffman. Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment by television producer and writer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis (“Reign,” “Genius”) and Anna Graham Hunter, who alleges Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments to her when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the
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