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Silent Running

26 November 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

(Douglas Trumbull, 1972, U, Eureka!)

This authentic 1970s cult sci-fi classic stars a key figure of the period, patrician hippie Bruce Dern, as an idealistic crew member of a 21st-century space station refusing to destroy the only forest vegetation saved from a defoliated Earth. The screenplay by Deric Washburn and Michael Cimino (later to collaborate on The Deer Hunter) and Steven Bochco (of subsequent Hill Street Blues fame) delivers its ecological message with humour and imagination, and Joan Baez sings the appropriate songs. But this deeply moving, immaculately staged film is essentially the work of Douglas Trumbull, only 28 at the time, a special effects expert who got the assignment after making a major contribution to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unless you count Brainstorm, Natalie Wood's disastrous final film, he didn't direct anything of significance again, though his work on Robert Wise's The Andromeda Strain and Ridley Scott's »

- Philip French

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Don Mischer To Receive PGA’s Norman Lear TV Award

31 October 2011 9:11 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Don Mischer, the longtime live-event TV guru who is producing the Oscars in February for a second consecutive year, has been tapped to receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. It’s the first time the guild has awarded the Norman Lear to a live-events producer. The honor will be bestowed January 21 during the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Mischer’s credits include everything from The Kennedy Center Honors to Super Bowl halftime shows, the Democratic National Convention and opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics. He also has produced specials for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks and Barbra Streisand, among others. He has won 15 Emmys, 10 DGA Awards and a Peabody. Previous recipients include Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman last year, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Wells, Lorne Michaels, Don Hewitt, Garry K. Marshall, Aaron Spelling, Steven Bochco, »


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Why Viola Davis is right on tune

17 October 2011 9:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Her astonishing ability to flesh out even the slightest of roles means that Viola Davis is that rarest of Hollywood A-listers – a woman who is both black and in her 40s. Here, the star of The Help reveals why she wishes there were more roles for people just like her

Claridge's, on one of the first truly autumnal afternoons of the year. In the famous foyer restaurant, impeccably groomed ladies and suited and booted businessmen greedily conjure up teatime with Nanny against a backdrop of crisp linen, fine china and tinkling piano music. But Viola Davis is not, apparently, seduced by the sugary pleasures of afternoon tea, ordering a pot of decaf coffee with "heavy-duty cream" and a plate of chorizo (the latter mildly fazes our waiter, although Claridge's staff are never off-balance for long). Perhaps she feels that she needs something more substantial than a fondant fancy to get »

- Alex Clark

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'NYPD Blue' creators Steven Bochco, David Milch reunite for NBC pilot

14 October 2011 2:03 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Steven Bochco and David Milch, who created the envelope-pushing hit "NYPD Blue" for ABC in the early 1990s, are teaming up again, this time at NBC.

The network has bought a drama pitch about a high-profile Washington lawyer with a sketchy past from the duo, TV Guide reports. The idea for the show came from producer Brian Grazer, whose Imagine TV will produce the show with 20th Century Fox TV.

Milch and Bochco have a long history together, stretching back to "Hill Street Blues" in the early 1980s. They haven't worked together since the late 1990s, though, with Milch going on to create "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" for HBO and Bochco working on shows ranging from "Commander in Chief" to "Raising the Bar."

Milch also created HBO's upcoming drama series "Luck," which premieres in January. According to TV Guide, HBO has assurances that the NBC project won't interfere with »


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David Milch and Steven Bochco Set for NBC Legal Drama

14 October 2011 1:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Steven Bochco and David Milch come together once again for a new legal drama at NBC. The network has requested a script for the one-hour project, which reunites the NYPD Blue co-creators which also worked together on Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law.

The drama revolves around a charismatic "rainmaker" lawyer in Washington, D.C. who has a dark secret.

The legal series will be produced by Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. The project is still in development and no other details about casting or production date have been released. »

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Steven Bochco & David Milch To Create Legal Drama For NBC, 20th TV & Imagine

13 October 2011 7:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Almost 2 decades after they created ABC’s groundbreaking cop drama NYPD Blue, Steven Bochco and David Milch have reunited to create a new drama series, this time for NBC. The network has given a script commitment with significant penalty to an untitled legal drama from Bochco, Milch, Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. The project is set inside DC’s hottest law firm, Tapman Rose, which boasts a perfect record of billion-dollar settlements. It centers on Ted Tapman, a charismatic “rainmaker” lawyer with a dark secret. Bochco and Milch co-created the project and will write the story together. Milch will write the teleplay. Bochco, Milch and Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producing. The new project won’t interfere with Milch’s duties on the upcoming HBO drama Luck, the writer’s collaboration with Michael Mann. I hear that Milch is slated to return to the »


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NYPD Blue Creators Bochco and Milch Reunite for New NBC Drama

13 October 2011 7:00 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Nearly 20 years ago, Steven Bochco and David Milch changed the face of primetime drama with NYPD Blue. Now, Bochco and Milch have reunited to sell a new drama to NBC.

Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the project, a legal drama set in Washington, D.C. The show follows the exploits of a charismatic "rainmaker" lawyer in D.C. with a dark secret. Says the studio: "This is a series about how we negotiate with our demons and the price we pay for those...

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- Michael Schneider

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ABC Buys Steven Bochco's 'Legal Affairs,' Paul Scheuring Pitch

23 September 2011 11:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steven Bochco is heading back to court -- and to ABC. The network has purchased a new legal drama from Bochco: "Legal Affairs" revolves around members of a Los Angeles law firm and their efforts to juggle their oft-intertwined personal and professional lives. It's familiar territory for Bochco, on a number of levels. The "L.A. Law" creator has often drawn from the legal arena for material, most recently with the TNT drama "Raising the Bar," and his long-running relationship with ABC includes the cop drama "NYPD Blue," which ran for 12 seasons. »

- Tim Kenneally

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ABC Buys Steven Bochco Legal Drama

23 September 2011 8:13 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: L.A. Law, Philly and Raising the Bar co-creator Steven Bochco is back on the legal beat with a new project, which has landed at ABC. Legal Affairs, which Bochco will co-write with Raising the Bar writer-producer Jonathan Abrahams, is an ensemble legal drama following the partners and associates at a prestigious L.A. law firm who must balance tangled personal relationships with the demands of family and high-profile cases. The project will be produced by ABC Studios and Gary Fleder’s Mojo Films banner, with Bochco, Abrahams and Fleder executive producing. In addition to TNT’s Raising the Bar, Bochco and Abrahams previously collaborated on another legal drama project, which was in development at A&E. Written by Abrahams, it centered on a happily married couple who are partners in a family law practice specializing in divorce clients. Mojo has several projects in development at ABC this season, including a »


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TCA Awards 2011 Winners Announced! Which Shows Came Out on Top?

7 August 2011 9:27 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Television Critics Association held their awards ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles, honoring the best in television. While I consider these awards to be much more truthful than the Emmys, there were some surprises in the winners that were announced. For instance, British series Sherlock won in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials, despite being none of those three. This is similar to what happened to PBS's Downton Abbey (which was also nominated in the category) in the Emmy awards, where it was nominated before it was renewed for a second season. And just look at the number of nominations Justified received! It looks like there is justice in some television awards after all. Check out the full list of winners below (winners are bolded):

Individual Achievement In Drama

Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO) Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO) Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC) Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, »

- Sam McPherson

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Who Is TV’S Greatest Living Auteur?

27 June 2011 3:44 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Who is the auteur of a production, the individual whose style and sensibility most shapes it? When it comes to film, the matter, for most people, was long ago settled by the journos-turned-filmmakers at Cahiers du Cinema over in France and critic Andrew Sarris back here in the states: the director. But what is the answer to that same question when it applies to the television? Because the medium inherently requires a much longer commitment from those who work in it, I think it’s even more of a relevant and interesting query, and I believe that I know the answer.

In television, directors, writers, and even actors tend to come and go over the course of a show’s run, and rarely have the final say on creative matters. Showrunners, however, are involved before the lights turn, and they tend to be the last ones to leave the room after the lights go out. »

- Scott Feinberg

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‘Just One Last Thing’ – A Personal Appreciation of Peter Falk

25 June 2011 12:17 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In The Kingdom Of The Blind …

Back in the seventies, my grandad used to love watching Columbo. He loved the way he missed nothing and always managed to get the suspect to tie themselves in knots. “He’s a clever one, that Columbo”, he told me. Of course, my grandad had never heard of Peter Falk. Columbo was real to him and, in a way, he was right to think so.

Typecasting is a common fear among TV actors – although, of course, it’s something they all secretly pray for – but there are few who have deserved it and embraced it as much as Falk. William Link and Richard Levinson may have created Columbo, but Falk owned him.

It was not inevitably so. Falk wasn’t even the first person to play him. The character first appeared in the person of one Bert Freed as part of a 1960 TV show called The Chevy Mystery Show, »

- John Ashbrook

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Television Critics Association Awards 2011: Nominations: Game Of Thrones

14 June 2011 7:06 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Game of Thrones and the other nominations for the 2011 Television Critics Association Award have been announced. The 27th Annual TCA Awards are “presented by the Television Critics Association in recognition of excellence in television excellence…They are determined by TV critics and journalists…Making its debut this year is a new category for best reality series…Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman will host the non-televised awards ceremony”. The Television Critics Association awards ceremony will take place on August 6, 2011. The full listing of the 2011 Television Critics Association awards nominations is below.

Individual Achievement in Drama

1. Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO)

2. Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” HBO)

3. Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)

4. Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” CBS)

5. Margo Martindale (“Justified”, FX)

6. Timothy Olyphant (“Justified,” FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy

1. Ty Burrell (“Modern Family,” ABC)

2. Louis C.K. (“Louis,” FX)

3. Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

4. Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

5. Danny Pudi (“Community, »

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'Justified', 'Parks And Recreation' & 'Game Of Thrones' Lead TCA Nominations

13 June 2011 2:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In the second round of TV awards nominations in that many weeks, the Television Critics Assoc. today announced nominations for its annual TCA Awards. They are determined by TV critics and journalists while the Broadcast TV Journalists Assoc.'s Critics' Choice Awards, despite their name, are voted by journalists. Those nominations were announced last week. Younger series lead the TCA nominations, with dramas Game of Thrones and Justified and comedy Parks and Recreation each scoring 4 noms. Glee, winner of the top Program of the Year award last year, has been shut out, while canceled FX dramedy Terriers made the cut for best new program. Making its debut this year is a new category for best reality series. Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman will host the non-televised awards ceremony, which will take place Aug. 6. In the honorary categories, CBS' The Dick Van Dyke Show, NBC's Freaks and Geeks, CBS' All in the Family »


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TCA Nominations: 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Justified' recognized

13 June 2011 11:16 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The Television Critics Association has announced its 2011 TCA Award Nominations, which include honors for "Boardwalk Empire," "Community," and the final season of "Friday Night Lights."

"Parks and Recreation" is also nominated -- both Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Offerman will host the awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 6.

"The Television Critics Association's yearly awards are a prestigious event where seasoned professional TV writers offer their choices for the people and shows bringing the best to TV audiences," says TCA President Susan Young. "We do not accept submissions. Nominees represent the TCA's version of the All-Star team and we take great pride in honoring them."

The full list of nominees is found below.

Individual Achievement in Drama

1. Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire," HBO)

2. Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones," HBO)

3. Jon Hamm ("Mad Men," AMC)

4. Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife, »


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'Game of Thrones,' 'The Killing,' 'Walking Dead' nominated for TCA Awards

13 June 2011 10:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The annual Television Critics Association award nominations are out and several fan favorites like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Killing, Community, Justified and Boardwalk Empire have broken into top categories. The 27th annual critics awards will be presented Aug. 6. Here’s the full list:

Program of the Year

Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Justified” (FX)

Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Outstanding New Program

Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Terriers” (FX)

“The Killing” (AMC)

“Walking Dead” (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Justified »

- James Hibberd

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Justified, Parks and Rec, Thrones Top TCA Nods

13 June 2011 10:19 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With four nods apiece, FX’s Justified, NBC’s Parks and Recreation and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the nominations for the 2011 TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association.

In a surprise move, Glee — which last year was named Program of the Year by the group — was completely shut out.

The ceremony, hosted by Parks and Rec scene-stealer (and TCA nominee) Nick Offerman, will be held Aug. 6 in Los Angeles.

The complete list of nominations is below:

Individual Achievement in Drama

Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife »

- Michael Ausiello

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Mark-paul Gosselaar Leaves The ‘Bar’ But Heads For A ‘Bash’

1 June 2011 6:09 PM, PDT | Fox All Access | See recent Fox All Access news »

It’s like deja vu all over again:  Mark-Paul Gosselaar starring in a show about lawyers on TNT.  Gosselaar’s hoping the second time’s a charm.  Legal drama “Raising the Bar,” although well-reviewed, didn’t last long despite carrying the pedigree of creators Steven Bochco and David Feige.  The new show, “Franklin & Bash,” finds him starring alongside Breckin Meyer, and the big difference is that it’s a comedy.

Gosselaar told us that while he misses “Raising The Bar,” he’s looking forward to the lighter tone of “Franklin & Bash.”  The pair’s comedic chemistry carried over to the interview, when Meyer busted Gosselaar’s chops over the series that first made him a star: “Saved By The Bell.” (Click on the audio bar to hear Mark-Paul Gosselaar) Mark Paul Follow us on Twitter

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The curious case of Mark-Paul Gosselaar

1 June 2011 6:24 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As you may have seen in my review yesterday, I was not a fan of TNT's "Franklin & Bash," which debuts tonight. But even though Mark-Paul Gosselaar's performance trends more towards the smarm than he's done in a while, I'm still glad to see him working - and, after a few Steven Bochco shows in a row, to see that he's now just another working adult actor, hireable by various producers for various gigs. Gosselaar and I are pretty close in age, so when "Saved by the Bell" was airing during my own high school years, the only way I was able to enjoy it »

- Alan Sepinwall

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D.J. Caruso Talks I Am Number Four

23 May 2011 8:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director D.J. Caruso discusses his sci-fi adventure I Am Number Four

Director D.J. Caruso's new sci-fi adventure I Am Number Four will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on May 24. The filmmaker recently held a virtual roundtable session to discuss his work on this new movie, and you can take a look at what he had to say below.

How much of the book had you read when you signed on to direct the film?

D.J. Caruso I had read the manuscript and then a few versions of the book as it progressed.

What was the hardest part of filming I Am Number Four?

D.J. Caruso Blending visual effects with the teenage drama. That was a challenge, not to allow the effects to overtake the characters.

You've worked in TV and film. Do you have a preference over one medium? How are they different for you as a director? »

- MovieWeb

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