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Variety and PBS SoCal to Air Emmy Edition of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’

27 March 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety and PBS SoCaL will air the eighth installment of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,” the publication’s awards-season video series. The latest in the series will feature conversations between television actors who are contending for Emmy Awards.

“Some of the most brilliant and compelling names in television have gathered together to engage in one-on-one discussions about the art of acting,” said Claudia Eller, co-editor-in-chief of Variety. “With the success from our series debut in December 2014, we are excited to bring the Emmy Edition of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ to the distinguished viewers of PBS.”

The Emmys edition will feature actors Kerry Washington, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeffrey Tambor, Taraji P. Henson, Mindy Kaling, Conan O’Brien, Jessica Lange, Uzo Aduba, Gina Rodriguez, Michael Sheen, Jamie DornanIlana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and many more.

Filming will take place on March 28 and 29 in Hollywood. »

- Variety Staff

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Exclusive: Will Forte Gets Weird In Clip from 'Apartment Troubles'

24 March 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's always great to see films from female directors, which are too few and far between. "Apartment Troubles" features double the bang for your buck, with Jennifer Prediger ("A Teacher") and Jess Weixler ("Teeth") sharing co-screenwriting and co-directing duties on the quirky road movie. The story follows two roommates after they get evicted from their NYC apartment and head west seeking better fortunes. Megan Mullaly, Jeffrey Tambor, and Will Forte offer supporting turns, which is quite the trio of comedy heavyweights. The film made it's debut at the La Film Fest last year under the title of "Trouble Dolls," and our review noted that "beneath the playful narrative and broad comic strokes, the duo manages to capture something tender about confusion and personal growth seen at different stages in life." In the exclusive clip below, you can see a bit of the dark and offbeat humor, as the plucky protagonists hitch a. »

- Katie Walsh

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

10 March 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jim Parsons has won this four of the last five years, but will love of "Transparent" finally get Jeffrey Tambor an Emmy after multiple losses for both "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Arrested Development"? Both will surely be nominated, though beyond that it's much slimmer pickin's than the comedy actress category (which is kind of a great thing). Read More: Watch: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad Get Meta In New FX Series 'The Comedians' Louis Ck ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and/or Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") could return. Billy Crystal ("The Comedians"), Anthony Anderson ("Blackish") and/or Will Forte ("Last Man on Earth") could make it in for their series' first seasons... And maybe "Shameless" will successfully petition to remain eligible here, bringing William H. Macy back. We'll see. Below are predictions for best comedy actor from both Indiewire Awards »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

10 March 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jim Parsons has won this four of the last five years, but will love of "Transparent" finally get Jeffrey Tambor an Emmy after multiple losses for both "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Arrested Development"? Both will surely be nominated, though beyond that it's much slimmer pickin's than the comedy actress category (which is kind of a great thing). Read More: Watch: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad Get Meta In New FX Series 'The Comedians' Louis Ck ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and/or Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") could return. Billy Crystal ("The Comedians"), Anthony Anderson ("Blackish") and/or Will Forte ("Last Man on Earth") could make it in for their series' first seasons... And maybe "Shameless" will successfully petition to remain eligible here, bringing William H. Macy back. We'll see. Below are predictions for best comedy actor from both Indiewire Awards...

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- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Series

10 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here's our take on the best comedy series category — or "best half hour show," as the new Emmy rules have distinguished. Said rule change could mean that "Orange Is The New Black" won't be factoring into this category this time around, though Netflix will have an opportunity to petition its "comedic qualities" to the Academy (as will Showtime in regard to "Shameless," another hour-long show that had been competing here). For now, we're counting them both as "dramas," which opens up a slot here, in addition to the seventh nominee that comes from yet another new Emmy rule. Read More: Jeffrey Tambor on 'Transparent': 'The Revolution is Here' So what's in and what's out? It seems like three staples here — "Modern Family," "Veep" and "The Big Bang Theory" — are safe, whether worthy or not. And given the loads of awards already thrown at the incredibly worthy "Transparent,"...

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- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Series

10 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here's our take on the best comedy series category — or "best half hour show," as the new Emmy rules have distinguished. Said rule change could mean that "Orange Is The New Black" won't be factoring into this category this time around, though Netflix will have an opportunity to petition its "comedic qualities" to the Academy (as will Showtime in regard to "Shameless," another hour-long show that had been competing here). For now, we're counting them both as "dramas," which opens up a slot here, in addition to the seventh nominee that comes from yet another new Emmy rule. Read More: Jeffrey Tambor on 'Transparent': 'The Revolution is Here' So what's in and what's out? It seems like three staples here — "Modern Family," "Veep" and "The Big Bang Theory" — are safe, whether worthy or not. And given the loads of awards already thrown at the incredibly worthy "Transparent," »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Transgender Women Share Their Personal Stories with Et Special Correspondent Janet Mock

5 March 2015 10:53 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Et special correspondent Janet Mock recently sat down with four women whose experiences with coming out and living post-transition may give some insight into what could lie ahead for Bruce Jenner, who is reportedly going to tell his family -- and Diane Sawyer -- that he is transgender.

News: 9 Reality TV Shows Starring Transgender People

"It's been one of the most wonderful experiences I've ever been through," Jessica Kowalski said. "It's awesome. I love it."

"For a long time trans people have always been defined by what's in between their legs," Carmen Carrera said. "They have more to offer."

"I'm a woman," Jessica added. "That's the only word to describe the feeling. I feel like a woman. I am a woman. There's no doubt about it."

News: Golden Globe Nominee Jeffrey Tambor on His 'Transformative' Role in Transparent

As Jessica, Carmen, Victory Le and Kinley Preston began to talk about their own individual journeys, it became »

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Amazon Digital Video Names Mike Benson Head of Brand Marketing, Creative Development

23 February 2015 8:28 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mike Benson has been named head of brand marketing and creative development for Amazon Digital Video, the company announced Monday. Benson will report to Michael Paull, vice president of Amazon Digital Video, and will be responsible for overseeing marketing and advertising for Amazon’s original television series. Also Read: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos) The online retailer has been making a strong push into original content in recent years, buoyed by the success of shows like “Transparent,” which centers around a man who reveals to his family that he is transgender, recently won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. »

- Joe Otterson

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19 Action Heroes Who Need to Enter the Danger Zone on 'Archer'

19 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Archer" has never been shy on guest stars, including this week's visiting voice from Kumail Nanjiani. From Jeffrey Tambor pairing up with Jessica Walters for an "Arrested Development" reunion in Season 1 to Kenny Loggins checking in last year, "Archer" knows what talent to bring in as well as who to avoid. But other than the major get of grabbing Burt Reynolds to play himself in Season 3 — and the minor acquisition of Christian Slater last year — the FX animated series is light on big name action stars.  Clearly, Archer himself is a movie fan, as his consistent references to obscure cult classics of the '70s and '80s denotes. So we at Indiewire came up with a wishlist we think Codename Duchess would approve of, trying to avoid anyone who doesn't fit the show's mold or who may be a little bit less than "spy" material (sorry fans of Sly and Ahnuld, »

- Indiewire

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Oscars: The Parties That Celebrate the Academy Awards

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.

Today

Icon Mann Industry Panels

Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.

Who’s expected: Moderators David P. White of SAG-aftra and the Black List founder Franklin Leonard, plus panelists David Oyelowo, Robi Reed, Charles King and Jeremy Kleiner

Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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What to Watch: Friday the 13th Pt. 13-Be My Bloody Valentine on Saturday the 14th

13 February 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

For horror fans who love to celebrate holidays in their own ways, this upcoming weekend couldn’t be any more delightful. We get a Friday the 13th the day before Valentine’s Day on Saturday the 14th. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect excuse for a genre-themed movie marathon, then I don’t know what does.

Okay, so some folks reading this might not have thirty years of horror movie-watching expertise under their belt like I do. Let me give you a rundown or schedule of events for the weekend’s festivities.

Begin Friday night with a mini-marathon of Friday the 13th movies. There are currently twelve to choose from. Most new-school slasher fans will no doubt choose the 2009 remake. If you’re looking to get educated, my personal choices are the original 1980 grassroots version, the grindhouse-influenced Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning, and ridiculous Jason X »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Developing Female Buddy Comedy for MTV

2 February 2015 3:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jill Soloway, creator and showrunner of the much-praised Amazon comedy “Transparent,” is shepherding a female buddy comedy at MTV with scribes Lyle Friedman and Ashley Skidmore.

The untitled project from Brillstein Entertainment Partners revolves around two women who were hit by lightning after meeting at camp 10 years earlier and bonding over their enthusiasm for feminism. Soloway and Brillstein’s Robin Schwartz are exec producing, with Friedman and Skidmore as co-exec producers.

“Lyle and Ashley have a magical ability to tap into the female psyche, and through their own special brand of truth and humor they absolve us of our most humiliating moments,” Soloway said, adding that she is “excited to godmother this show and bring Lyle and Ashley’s fresh take on lady power to MTV.”

Soloway is a much in-demand showrunner coming off the acclaim and Golden Globe wins for “Transparent,” the comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor as a family »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Bruce Jenner’s Real Life “Transparent” Journey

1 February 2015 3:30 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The real life drama of Bruce Jenner is frighteningly familiar to the TV drama “Transparent” on Amazon Prime.  Like Jeffrey Tambor’s character “Maura” Pfefferman, Bruce Jenner is a late in life transgender.Bruce Jenner’s journey to womanhood is now out in the open, despite being pretty much a given by most industry people since his laryngeal shave last year.TMZ asked Bruce point blank at the time and he said he was “absolutely not” transitioning to being a woman, but the word is he was well on his way to the change over.Bruce is now reportedly “far along in the process” according […] »

- April Neale

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Sundance 2015: ‘The D Train’ promises a fun, twisty ride

29 January 2015 4:42 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The D Train

Written & Directed by Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul

USA, 2015

The D Train starts as a predictable buddy-comedy, only to swerve into a completely unexpected direction.  It’s a movie that might have lived comfortably in the ‘80s, alongside other raunchy R-rated comedies that never forgot to bring a little heart.  Jack Black continues to evolve as a comedic actor, learning when to turn on his persona and when to disappear into character.  The writing is sharp, smart, and determined to give us something unpredictable.  Most importantly, it’s funny as hell.

Dan Landsman (Black) is that invisible guy who used to sit in the back of your Social Studies class.  He was a legend in his own mind, building empires of popularity and crushing the chicks in his juiced-up sports car.  Twenty years later, Dan is the self-appointed chairman of the alumni committee, leading the charge for their next High School reunion. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Amazon Beats Earnings Expectations, Increases Sales in Q4 2014

29 January 2015 2:20 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Good news for Amazon: The company handily beat analyst expectations with its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014.

The online retailer-entertainment company reported earnings of 45 cents a share — a far cry better than the 17 cents per share that Wall Street had predicted.

The news follows Amazon Studios’ groundbreaking wins at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month for original series “Transparent” and its star Jeffrey Tambor and announcements that Amazon would be the home for movie auteur Woody Allen’s first TV project and that the company intends to release 12 original films a year.

Also Read: Amazon to Release 12 Movies a Year, »

- Tim Kenneally

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The D Train

28 January 2015 2:42 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival.

These are my reviews.

Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews

The D Train

Directors/Screenwriters: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel

Principal Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer

Plot (courtesy of Sundance): With his twentieth reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild night

takes an unexpected turn.

Review: I liked the pain. It’s like I finally understood the phrase, “misery loves company.” I’m the company. Black says the sad sack Dan. He isn’t liked by his peers on the 20-year reunion committee. On some levels, I identify with Dan. There is a moment when he is trying to »

- Jeff Bayer

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Amazon Will Be Exclusive Streaming Platform For Starz’s ‘White Queen’

28 January 2015 10:43 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon is adding a new show to its already large library of streaming titles and Golden Globe-winning original series. The internet retail giant signed a deal with Starz Digital Media for the exclusive streaming rights to the network’s show White Queen.

Under the pact, Prime Instant Video users will be able to stream all ten episodes of White Queen. The miniseries produced by Company Pictures, Playground Entertainment, and all3media originally appeared on Starz’s channel in 2013. The series will continue to be available on the network’s platforms. Variety notes this is the first streaming agreement of this kind between Amazon and Starz in the U.S.

White Queen was filmed in Belgium and is based off the historical fiction novels of Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War, which cover England’s War of the Roses. The Starz miniseries stars Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville and Janet McTeer »

- Bree Brouwer

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Stan lands Roadshow Entertainment

27 January 2015 1:31 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Streaming service Stan has scored a coup in the battle with Presto Movies/Presto TV and the incoming Netflix by signing a major content deal with Roadshow Entertainment.

Stan gets exclusive SVoD rights to blockbusters including The Lego Movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Wolf of Wall Street and Edge of Tomorrow as well as The Inbetweeners 2, A Walk Among the Tombstones, John Wick, The Judge, Wolf Creek 2 and Felony.

The arrangement also covers Roadshow.s TV series including Utopia, which won the 2014 International Emmy Award® for best drama, Australian productions Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Brides of Christ and Working Dog.s Frontline and The Hollowmen and kids series LazyTown, Dino Dan and Animalia.

Co-owned by Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, Stan launched on Australia Day, streaming film and TV content for $10 a month, with a 30-day free trial.

Stan will get access to the »

- Don Groves

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Golden Globe Awards gets 2016 air date on NBC

27 January 2015 11:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

NBC has announced the air date for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual awards ceremony will air on January 10, 2016 from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

NBC will air coast-to-coast live coverage of the Golden Globe Awards beginning at 8pm Et/5Pt.

HFPA president Theo Kingma announced next year's date: "We look forward to follow this year's successful Golden Globe Awards by celebrating what looks like another exceptional year in both film and television."

No host for next year's ceremony has been announced as of yet.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2015 Golden Globes on January 11, but have both denied that they will return for a fourth year.

This year's major winners included Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and Boyhood's director Richard Linklater in the film categories, while Kevin Spacey, Gina Rodriguez and Jeffrey Tambor won television awards. »

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Kim Kardashian Transparent In Support For Bruce Jenner, ‘Selfie Belfie’ Queen Talks

27 January 2015 6:46 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Give it up for entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, a girl who used to organize and sell used Paris Hilton’s clothing who catapulted to fame with the best selling amateur porn video in Vivid Entertainment’s history, who took a pedestrian retail shop and turned it into a worldwide brand, has nothing by love for her allegedly transgendered stepdad Bruce Jenner. We love the show of support for him from all the Kardashian girls.The 65-year-old former Olympian has allegedly had surgery to flatten his Adam’s apple, and been seen more than once donning long hair, foundation and nail polish. But just like Jeffrey Tambor’s character Maura Pfefferman (above) in the […] »

- April Neale

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