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Sarah Silverman to Host Political Comedy Talk Show for Hulu

28 March 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Sarah Silverman in “The Good Wife”: Jeffrey Neira/ CBS

Sarah Silverman is branching out into political commentary. The stand-up comedian and actress will host a weekly half-hour talk show — in the vein of “Full Frontal” or “Last Week Tonight”— from Funny Or Die, tentatively called “I Love You, America.” Deadline reports that there was quite a bidding war over the series, featuring “production offers from both ad-supported and pay services.” Hulu eventually nabbed the project, giving it a 10-episode straight-to-series order.

In addition to headlining the show, Silverman will exec produce with Amy Zvi and Funny Or Die’s Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

“From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman often has been a lightning rod for heated online debate,” the source summarizes. “While she has been open about her political convictions and, like many of her colleagues, has spoken out against President Donald Trump and his policies, the new program is designed to be balanced, with her looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously.”

No word on when exactly we can expect “I Love You, America,” but given the current political climate, we’re betting Funny Or Die and Hulu will want to debut it sooner rather than later. (Let’s all pause for a moment and imagine the comedy gold Silverman could’ve mined from the Trumpcare shitshow.)

For now, however, you can catch Silverman in a bunch of other projects. Her next stand-up special — also produced by Zvi — will be released on Netflix May 30. She will also portray World Tennis magazine founder Gladys Heldman in Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes.” The comedy based on the historical tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) hits theaters September 22.

Silverman’s last comedy special, HBO’s “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” earned her an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. She received a 2016 SAG nomination for her dramatic turn in “I Smile Back,” a portrait of a woman struggling with mental health issues, addiction, and motherhood.

Silverman’s other credits include “The Sarah Silverman Program,” Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz,” “Masters of Sex,” “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

Sarah Silverman to Host Political Comedy Talk Show for Hulu was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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New Directors / New Films: "Happiness Academy"

26 March 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Have you ever seen a film which mixes documentary with fiction? Hybrid films, films with documentary and fiction parts or at least performed / acted elements have been around for some time. I'm not enough of a documentary expert to know if this is an increasing trend but in the past few years I've seen a few. From my (extremely limited) experience the combo can spark frissons of excitement and thoughtful layers as in Sarah Polley's autobiographical mystery Stories We Tell. The hybrid approach can also be both fascinating and exhausting simultaneously as with Clio Barnard's The Arbor (2010) in which actors lipsynched to recorded interviews from the actual documentary subjects.

At this year's New Directors / New Films festival, which wraps today in NYC, the hybrid technique (genre?) gets another discussable entry via Happiness Academy »

- NATHANIEL R

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Trailer Watch: Elisabeth Moss Wakes Up in “The Handmaid’s Tale”

23 March 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

“I was asleep before. That’s how we let it happen,” says Offred (Elisabeth Moss) in a powerful — and disturbingly timely — new trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” “When they slaughtered Congress we didn’t wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Constitution we didn’t wake up then, either. Now I’m awake.” Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the U.S. While the book was published in 1985, its storyline and themes about a horrifying government and women’s reproductive rights being taken away remain all too relevant today.

“Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world,” the show’s official synopsis details. “In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids — where anyone could be a spy for Gilead — all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.”

“You girls will serve the leaders and their barren wives. You will bear children for them,” Offred and the other Handmaids are informed.

When the man who rules the household Offred lives in tells her, “We only wanted to make the world better,” she is incredulous, and asks, “Better?” “Better never means better for everyone,” he says. Yep, Gilead is a patriarchal hellhole, and the trailer does a beautiful job of establishing this fact.

Golden Globe winner Moss is supported by a cast that includes Samira Wiley (“Orange Is the New Black”), Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls”), Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”), and Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”).

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t the only high-profile Atwood adaptation in the works. Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) and Sarah Gadon (“Belle”) are set to star in Netflix’s adaptation of Atwood’s “Alias Grace,” a drama inspired by the true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks (Gadon), a young Irish immigrant and domestic servant living in Upper Canada. The miniseries is written and produced by Sarah Polley (“Stories We Tell”) and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho”). The project will debut sometime in 2017.

High-Rise,” “Truth,” and “Meadowland” are among Moss’ recent credits. The “Mad Men” alumna will reprise her role as detective Robin Griffin for Season 2 of “Top of the Lake,” also due sometime this year. This season of the feminist murder mystery series, co-created by Jane Campion (“The Piano”), will feature Nicole Kidman and “Game of Thrones’” Gwendoline Christie.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” hits Hulu April 26. Reed Morano (“Meadlowland”) helmed the first three episodes of the 10-episode drama.

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Trailer Watch: Elisabeth Moss Wakes Up in “The Handmaid’s Tale” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Key Players Fuel Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment

19 January 2017 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While Brett Ratner is the face of RatPac, the company’s ambitious mandate — from Warner Bros. blockbusters, mid-range budgeted comedies and dramas, and smaller specialty pics, as well as documentaries — calls for a crack team of pros to keep all of the different projects on track. Meet the company toppers who keep RatPac humming.

Paul Neinstein

Chief Operating Officer

RatPac Entertainment

Neinstein oversees all corporate business, legal, financial, and day-to-day operations. Before joining RatPac in 2014, Neinstein served as exec VP in charge of business affairs for Paramount, and was previously a partner at Spyglass Entertainment Group. A member of the executive branch of AMPAS with a background in law, Neinstein has cinema in his veins. “RatPac is a phenomenal brand and [founder] Brett [Ratner] is amazing at understanding that, and growing and expanding the brand, and diversifying us as a business. It’s a 24/7 job but it’s highly rewarding and I absolutely love it, »

- Nick Clement

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Sarah Gadon, Rosanna Arquette to Star in Ghost Story ‘Octavio Is Dead’ (Exclusive)

19 January 2017 11:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sarah Gadon, Raoul Trujillo and Rosanna Arquette are starring in Sook-Yin Lee’s ghost story “Octavio Is Dead!” Variety has learned exclusively.

“Octavio” will shoot in and around Toronto between Jan. 22 and Feb. 13. Written and directed by Lee, the film is produced by the Film Farm’s Jennifer Weiss, Simone Urdl and Jamie Manning.

Gadon is also acting as an exec producer on the project. She portrays the daughter of her overbearing mother (Arquette) and enters the rich and strange world of her deceased father (played by Trujillo) — a man she never knew. Sexual identity, the occult, and the power of will versus imagination confront her on the journey. Dimitris Kitsos also stars as Octavio’s student Apostolis.

The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. It’s represented internationally by sales agent WTFilms.

Gadon will be seen in the title role »

- Dave McNary

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Sundance 2017: 10 Reasons Why This Year’s Festival Is Essential for Queer Cinema

18 January 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Film historian B. Ruby Rich credits the 1992 Sundance Film Festival as the cradle of New Queer Cinema, and a quick survey of this year’s festival lineup confirms that Lgbt films stand an excellent chance of attracting audiences. Lesbian filmmaker Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” is one of the most talked about films of the year, trans director Yance Ford’s deeply personal “Strong Island” has been years in the making, and we may have the British “Brokeback Mountain” (but better) with Francis Lee’s “God’s Own Country.”

Perusing the slate of queer films, filmmakers, and performers at Sundance this year, 2017 is set to be the best year queer cinema has seen in a long time. Here’s 10 reasons why:

Read More: 10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

Dee Rees is About to Become the Most Successful Black Lesbian Director in Hollywood

Queer audiences have known Dee Rees since »

- Jude Dry

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‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel Set to Film in Spring

18 January 2017 7:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just in time for renewed fears of Russia’s growing influence, production is set to begin on “Body Cross,” the follow-up to David Cronenberg’s Russian gangster thriller “Eastern Promises,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. The script is written by original screenwriter Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders,” Tom Hardy’s “Taboo”), but no word on Cronenberg’s involvement.

Read More: ‘Taboo’ Review: Tom Hardy is a Powder Keg Primed to Explode in Macho FX Miniseries

In an interview with IndieWire Knight gave in 2014, the writer expressed high hopes for the project: “I can say the script for the second one is much better that the first. Honestly it’s one of the things I’ve written that I most like and it’s driving me mad… so I’ve got to get it made.”

An earlier attempt at a remake was stymied by budget disagreements with Focus Features, Cronenberg told »

- Jude Dry

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The 24 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2017

5 January 2017 10:49 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Television in 2017 needs Jon Stewart, and that’s exactly who they’re going to get. We could also use a “Young Pope,” more than a few messages addressed, “Dear White People,” and why not throw in a little porn to boot?

Yes? We get all of that? And more? Ok, great! Looks like it’s going to be one helluva year.

Read More: The 17 Netflix Original Series To Be Excited About in 2017

While many were busy saying goodbye to 2016, IndieWire was already looking ahead to 2017 — specifically, to all the great television on the way. In the gallery above (or click here), we’ve picked 24 of our most anticipated new shows expected to hit this year, and even now we’re still pretty astounded at the onslaught of intriguing titles headed our way.

Jon Stewart, Steven Soderbergh, David Simon, Todd Field, the Duplass brothers, Sarah Polley, Marti Noxon, Dee Rees and so many more prominent producers, »

- Ben Travers

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The 24 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2017

5 January 2017 10:49 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Television in 2017 needs Jon Stewart, and that’s exactly who they’re going to get. We could also use a “Young Pope,” more than a few messages addressed, “Dear White People,” and why not throw in a little porn to boot?

Yes? We get all of that? And more? Ok, great! Looks like it’s going to be one helluva year.

Read More: The 17 Netflix Original Series To Be Excited About in 2017

While many were busy saying goodbye to 2016, IndieWire was already looking ahead to 2017 — specifically, to all the great television on the way. In the gallery above (or click here), we’ve picked 24 of our most anticipated new shows expected to hit this year, and even now we’re still pretty astounded at the onslaught of intriguing titles headed our way.

Jon Stewart, Steven Soderbergh, David Simon, Todd Field, the Duplass brothers, Sarah Polley, Marti Noxon, Dee Rees and so many more prominent producers, »

- Ben Travers

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