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Noah Emmerich of ‘The Americans’ to Guest Star on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

17 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Americans” star Noah Emmerich will appear in one episode of Showtime’s upcoming drama “Billions,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Emmerich will play the longtime friend of Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) who joins the billionaire hedge fund honcho on an impromptu road trip that tests the limits of their bond.

Billions,” which debuts Jan. 17, is set in the world of ultra-wealth on Wall Street and revolves around the power politics and finance of New York investment firms.

Lewis (“Homeland”) stars alongside Paul Giamatti, who plays the hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades. The cast is rounded out by Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad.

Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin co-wrote and exec produce “Billions,” which is currently in production on the 12-episode series in New York. Neil Burger directed the pilot and will also serve as an exec producer. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Billions’: Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti on Making Greed Into Good TV

11 August 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s upcoming series “Billions” is betting big on whether money really does make you evil.

The drama is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin. It stars Damian Lewis as rags-to-riches hedge-fund manager Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a U.S. attorney hot on his trail. But who is actually the villain in this tail?

“Our interest was in sort of digging underneath and understanding who the real people are on both sides of this question, if there’s this battle between capitalism and regulation,” Levien said Tuesday at the show’s Television Critics Assoc. panel in Beverly Hills. “One guy represents one thing in a way, and the other guy is trying to police it. But both are driven by individual things in their personalities and their pasts, and our interest was in trying to sort of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Watch: There Can Be Only One In New Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' With Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis

11 August 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Greed, ambition and the American dream are consistently classic ingredients of great drama, and Brian Koppelman and David Levien stir them up into an intriguingly grand combination for "Billions." The Showtime series already is earning some serious buzz well ahead of its debut in 2016, and this brand new trailer certainly keeps up the excitement level.  Read More: Watch: Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis Follow The Money In Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis lead an ensemble cast including Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad in a tale of a clash of the financial titans between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. Looks like it's going to be a provocative dive into the world finance and personal gain versus public interest. Here's the official synopsis:  Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: There Can Be Only One In New Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' With Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis

11 August 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Greed, ambition and the American dream are consistently classic ingredients of great drama, and Brian Koppelman and David Levien stir them up into an intriguingly grand combination for "Billions." The Showtime series already is earning some serious buzz well ahead of its debut in 2016, and this brand new trailer certainly keeps up the excitement level.  Read More: Watch: Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis Follow The Money In Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis lead an ensemble cast including Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad in a tale of a clash of the financial titans between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. Looks like it's going to be a provocative dive into the world finance and personal gain versus public interest. Here's the official synopsis:  Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Billions" Trailer, "Sex" & "Ray" Renewed

11 August 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has been a busy day for premium cable network Showtime which used today's Television Critics Association presentation to confirmed they have renewed both "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan" for fourth seasons of twelve episodes each. Both seasons will premiere in 2016.

Not all the network's shows survived though with Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" series officially getting the axe and not returning for a fifth season.

Showtime has also released the official trailer for its new drama series "Billions" along with locking in a Sunday January 17th premiere date on-air, on-demand and online.

The twelve-episode series follows two ambitious but opposing figures in the world of New York finance and politics - the bullish and connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and the calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod (Daminan Lewis).

The show is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien ("Ocean's Thirteen, »

- Garth Franklin

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Attention, Filmmakers: Submit Your Script for The Black List Fall Screenwriters Mini-Labs

20 July 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 7 Best Screenwriting Apps to Make Life Easier The Black List has just revealed plans to host four Screenwriters Mini-Labs, scheduled to take place this fall in Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Each Mini-Lab will bring together four writers for a weekend-long intensive where writers will receive feedback from their peers, as well as professional mentors. Previous mentors include Kiwi Smith, Billy Ray, Max Borenstein, Jessica Bendinger, Beau Willimon, Leslye Headland, Brian Koppelman, Michael Mitnick, Jesse Wigutow and Scott Myers. The lab format of professional development is not a new venture for The Black List -- the company previously hosted two week-long labs in Las Vegas, Nv and one Mini-Lab in New York, NY. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and deadlines for the Mini-Labs click here. Make sure to read the fine print. Bear in mind that travel and accommodations are only provided for participants of the Los Angeles. »

- Shipra Harbola Gupta

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Follow the Money with Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti in Showtime's 'Billions' Trailer

8 July 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Damian Lewis returns to Showtime, and he's got a high-caliber Emmy winner to join him in his last effort, Paul Giamatti. The two actors topline the New York-based drama series "Billions" set to air next year, which just got its first trailer today. This promo looks to toy the line between somewhat interesting and becoming something of a retread of high corporate films and TV shows you've seen all-so-many-times before. The cast is likely going to get people talking more than the plot itself, though, and with dialogue bouncing between entirely generic ("When did it become a crime to succeed in this countryc") and saucily fun ("What's the point of having f**k you money if you never say f**k youc") it's hard to decipher which direction the show with steer. If you notice a bit of an Aaron Sorkin-vibe here, you're not alone and that's probably intentional. »

- Will Ashton

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Watch the first teaser for Showtime’s upcoming series ‘Billions’

8 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Showtime’s anti-terrorism drama Homeland drew a lot of praise in its first season, some of which went to the show’s co-leads, Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. While Lewis’ character, Nicholas Brody, has since departed the series, Lewis himself soon returned to the channel, signing on to the new series Billions. A Wall Street-set drama, the series is co-created by Ocean’s Thirteen and The Girlfriend Experience scribes David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who worked alongside financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin to develop the show. The synopsis is as follows.

Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis). Set amongst »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Billions’ Teaser: Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis Follow The Money

8 July 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“What we do has consequences. Come to work everyday and don’t waiver.” Those words spoken by Paul Giamatti’s determined, hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, as we get a first look at Showtime’s new drama Billions. Described as a 21st-century examination of the profit and peril of chasing the American dream, Billions is written and exec produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail). Damian Lewis… »

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Watch: Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis Follow The Money In First Teaser For Showtime's 'Billions'

8 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Between "Ocean's Thirteen," "Rounders," and "Runner Runner," Brian Koppelman and David Levien know more than a few things about powerful men with lots of money, and it looks like they are putting that knowledge to good use in the upcoming Showtime series "Billions." The first teaser has arrived and it looks pretty damn ferocious. Read More: 'Solitary Man' Team Brian Koppleman & David Levien To Rewrite & Direct Neil Strauss' 'The Game' The multi-talented pair have penned a drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis about the face-off between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. It's money versus politics, it's finance versus the rule of law, and it looks potentially explosive. Here's the official synopsis:  Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis Follow The Money In First Teaser For Showtime's 'Billions'

8 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Between "Ocean's Thirteen," "Rounders," and "Runner Runner," Brian Koppelman and David Levien know more than a few things about powerful men with lots of money, and it looks like they are putting that knowledge to good use in the upcoming Showtime series "Billions." The first teaser has arrived and it looks pretty damn ferocious. Read More: 'Solitary Man' Team Brian Koppleman & David Levien To Rewrite & Direct Neil Strauss' 'The Game' The multi-talented pair have penned a drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis about the face-off between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. It's money versus politics, it's finance versus the rule of law, and it looks potentially explosive. Here's the official synopsis:  Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected...

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis Battle for Showtime’s ‘Billions’

8 July 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Follow the money.

Showtime has released the first teaser for “Billions,” its drama about the cost of the American dream. It stars Paul Giamatti as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, a character who is dead set on investigating the devilishly charming billionaire hedge-fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The series also stars Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad.

Billions” is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Neil Burger, who directed the pilot, also serves as an executive producer. The series is set to premiere in 2016. Production on the 12 one-hour episodes will soon begin in New York.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Jerry Weintraub Dies: George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Ralph Macchio React

6 July 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub, best know for “The Karate Kid,” “Nashville” and “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, died on Monday at 77.

The three-time Emmy winner’s most recent project was exec producing the HBO political comedy “The Brink.”

George Clooney was among the actors who paid tribute to his “Ocean’s Eleven” producer.

“In the coming days there will be tributes about our friend Jerry Weintraub. We’ll laugh at his great stories, and applaud his accomplishments,” Clooney said in a statement. “And in the years to come the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it. But not today. Today our friend died. To his family and friends, Amal and I send our love. And to those who didn’t know him we send our deepest sympathy. You would have loved him.”

Clooney’s “Ocean’s Eleven” co-star Don Cheadle also honored the producer. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Listen: 1-Hour Talk With 'House Of Cards' Writer Beau Willimon About The Series, Showrunning, & Much More

6 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Judging by the hundreds of six-second screenwriting lessons he’s given on his Vine page, screenwriter Brian Koppelman (“Rounders,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”) really likes talking about the craft. So when he invites a fellow writer like Beau Willimon to be a guest on his podcast, The Moment, you know you're in for a treat. Beau Willimon, of course, is the creator and showrunner of “House of Cards,” which has recently been renewed for a fourth season. He sat down with Koppelman for an hour-long discussion which ran through an array of topics, all under the umbrella of writing. Read More: The Best And Worst Of 'House Of Cards' Season 3 First of all, their conversation took place the same day Koppelman found out that his show, “Billions,” was being ordered to series by Showtime. So, naturally, he had tons of questions about how Willimon handles being the showrunner for »

- Ken Guidry

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Tribeca: 'High Maintenance' Creators on Short Filmmaking Opportunities Online

27 April 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: HBO Gets Some 'High Maintenance' in Latest Win for Vimeo VOD Series HBO recently picked up "High Maintenance," the acclaimed web series about a Brooklyn pot dealer, for six new episodes. During a Tribeca Talks Panel, the show's creators, Ben Sinclair and his wife Katja Blichfeld, sat down to discuss how the internet has changed the world of short filmmaking. Moderated by Brian Koppelman, host of Slate's podcast "The Moment," the panel also featured documentary filmmaker Judd Erlich and Dan Silver of Espn Films.  There are more opportunities than ever before to create and distribute shorts. It used to be that you could only see films in the theaters; now we can watch them anytime and anywhere. "All of a sudden I realized I was watching films on my iPhone in cabs," said Sinclair. "Now content's just content, and it's really about how the story affects you. »

- Travis Clark

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Attention, New Yorkers: You Can Be in the New Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger HBO Series

13 April 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New Yorkers, the time is now to fulfill your dreams of being in the vicinity of Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese. How? Attend an open casting call for paid extra work in their new HBO series.  Read More: HBO Orders Martin Scorsese's Rock 'n Roll Series, But Is It A Step Backward? Marty and Mick are throwing it back to the '70s for this one. The casting posting states they're looking for "people to portray psychedelic rock fans, punk rock fans, disco club-goers, early hip-hop fans, 1970s NYC pedestrians and Connecticut residents." However, you're out of luck if you're a woman with highlights.  The open casting call will be April 21 at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle (405 West 59th Street). SAG members will be seen from 10am to 12pm and non-union actors will audition between 1pm and 4pm.  Read More: Brian Koppelman and Davide Levien Hired as Showrunners for Martin Scorsese, »

- Helen Z. Carefoot

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This week in TV news: The Atx Television Festival announces show panels

28 March 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.

Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Showtime Orders Full Season of Billions, Starring Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Showtime is getting into the business…business. The premium cable network just ordered a full season of Billions, a new drama set in the modern-day world of Manhattan finance. The show stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a formidable, insightful U.S. attorney who goes up against Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), a risky, adept, and highly intelligent hedge fund manager. The series is currently slated to start production later this year, under writers and executive producers David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Brian Koppelman, with a planned 2016 release for the series. President of Showtime David Nevins announced the pick-up, saying, “With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity and insider look will have great appeal to a discerning audience.” [caption id="attachment_430917" align="alignright" width="351"] Image via Showtime[/caption] Lewis, of course, has a long history with Showtime, headlining the first three seasons of Homeland alongside Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin. »

- Chris Cabin

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Showtime Orders 'Billions' to Series with Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: 2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series Even with two award-winning dramas still in their prime, Showtime isn't done bolstering its originals lineup. Today, President David Nevins announced the 12-episode order of "Billions," a new drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis set in New York's financial world. The hour-long series will join "The Affair" and "Homeland" on the premium cable network, making for a formidable — and awards-friendly — lineup come 2016. "The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show," Nevins said in a statement. "Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject. With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity...

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- Ben Travers

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Showtime Orders 'Billions' to Series with Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis

24 March 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series Even with two award-winning dramas still in their prime, Showtime isn't done bolstering its originals lineup. Today, President David Nevins announced the 12-episode order of "Billions," a new drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis set in New York's financial world. The hour-long series will join "The Affair" and "Homeland" on the premium cable network, making for a formidable — and awards-friendly — lineup come 2016. "The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show," Nevins said in a statement. "Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject. With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity »

- Ben Travers

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