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Dee Dee Myers Talks About Her Transition from Washington to Warner Bros.

16 April 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary for President Clinton, tells Variety that she doesn’t have a “playbook” for her transition from politics to Hollywood. She’ll assume the role as Warner Bros.’ head of corporate communications in September, taking over from Susan Fleishman.

“Obviously I have a lot to learn,” Myers told Variety. “In politics there are a lot of complex issues and a lot of different stakeholders. The news media is interested in everything that happens. So how do you then position your fill in the blank [issue] to meet those challenges? I thought that’s where things were comparable to entertainment.”

Myers first met with Warner studio chief Kevin Tsujihara in December in New York where the two had a conversation about “generally what’s going on in the world,” said Myers.

The two then met a month later in Los Angeles, and then again a »

- Alexandra Cheney

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The Write Stuff: Q&A with 'Community's Jim Rash

16 April 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jim Rash is currently having a very good year. The Oscar-winning screenwriter (remember his Angelina Jolie-leg impersonation onstage?) is following up his co-directorial debut The Way, Way Back with a new project named The Heart, set to star Kristin Wiig; Community, NBC's fan-favorite metasitcom featuring Rash as Greendale’s socially floundering Dean Craig Pelton, has experienced a critical resurgence thanks to the return of original showrunner Dan Harmon; and his SundanceTV show The Writer's Room, in which Rash talks to the writing staffs responsible for some of TV's best running shows, »

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'Mom': The highs and lows of season 1

15 April 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Allison Janney adds a touch of greatness to anything she’s in – Masters of Sex, The West Wing, the Mandy Moore classic How to Deal. So it’s no surprise that Janney shines in CBS sitcom Mom, created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker.

Janney’s Bonnie plays mom to Christy (Anna Faris), who plays mom to pregnant teen Violet and adorable 9-year-old Roscoe. Much of the show hinges on Bonnie and Christy’s tumultuous relationship, but the two get along rather nicely in last night’s season finale — probably because they have bigger problems to worry about, »

- Ariana Bacle

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Scandal' and 'Community' Wrap Up, While 'Fargo' Is Just Getting Started

14 April 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Game of Thrones," "House of Lies," "Shameless" and "Mad Men," but what do the other nights have to offer? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of your upcoming week. "Mom" Season One Finale Monday, April 14th at 9:30pm on CBS The Anna Faris and Allison Janney sitcom has been a bit of a guilty pleasure for a few Indiewire staffers, and the successful first season -- already renewed for a second -- wraps up tonight on CBS. "Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession" finds Christy (Faris) and Bonnie (Janney) helping Violet through labor along with the return of Alvin, Christy's dad, played by Kevin Pollak. Tune in to see why these two top-lining female comedy stars have the chops to make even a CBS sitcom work. Read More: Can the Small Screen »

- Ben Travers

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Scandal' and 'Community' Wrap Up, While 'Fargo' Is Just Getting Started

14 April 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Game of Thrones," "House of Lies," "Shameless" and "Mad Men," but what do the other nights have to offer? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of your upcoming week. "Mom" Season One Finale Monday, April 14th at 9:30pm on CBS The Anna Faris and Allison Janney sitcom has been a bit of a guilty pleasure for a few Indiewire staffers, and the successful first season -- already renewed for a second -- wraps up tonight on CBS. "Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession" finds Christy (Faris) and Bonnie (Janney) helping Violet through labor along with the return of Alvin, Christy's dad, played by Kevin Pollak. Tune in to see why these two top-lining female comedy stars have the chops to make even a CBS sitcom work. Read More: Can the Small Screen »

- Ben Travers

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Monday TV: Mom's the Word, and Warehouse 13 Opens One Last Time

14 April 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

All season long, I've been likening CBS's freshman sleeper Mom to gritty sitcom foremothers like Roseanne and Grace Under Fire (shows on which executive producer Chuck Lorre famously spent time before his current CBS heyday). That comparison rings especially true in the first-season finale (Monday, 9:30/8:30c), as third-generation mom-too-soon Violet (Sadie Calvano) gives birth while her own imperfect mother, Christy (Anna Faris), and caustic grandma Bonnie (Allison Janney) look on with emotional empathy.

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- Matt Roush

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Supporting Actress

7 April 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It seems like the the two women from "Modern Family" have these nominations set for the rest of the show's run (though we'd welcome a surprise), leaving four slots. Do Mayim Bialik, Anna Chlumsky, Jane Lynch and surprise winner Merritt Weaver all return? Or do -- as we suspect -- one or two fall out in favor of newbies from shows like "Mom," "The Millers," "Orange is the New Black" or "Trophy Wife." Because those four shows have more than a few deserving women, and could collectively fill this category. Below are predictions for best comedy supporting actress from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Allison Janney, Mom 2. Julie Bowen, Modern Family 3. Anna Chlumsky, Veep 4. Sofia Vergara, Modern Family 5. Mayim Bialik, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Supporting Actress

7 April 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It seems like the the two women from "Modern Family" have these nominations set for the rest of the show's run (though we'd welcome a surprise), leaving four slots. Do Mayim Bialik, Anna Chlumsky, Jane Lynch and surprise winner Merritt Weaver all return? Or do -- as we suspect -- one or two fall out in favor of newbies from shows like "Mom," "The Millers," "Orange is the New Black" or "Trophy Wife." Because those four shows have more than a few deserving women, and could collectively fill this category. Below are predictions for best comedy supporting actress from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Allison Janney, Mom 2. Julie Bowen, Modern Family 3. Anna Chlumsky, Veep 4. Sofia Vergara, Modern Family 5. Mayim Bialik, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Apr 07)

7 April 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

new to stream

Tarzan: Disney’s glorious 1999 animated version, and the last film of the Disney Renaissance [my review] [at Netflix]

I caught up with…

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus: follow a humble yellow school bus as it is transformed into something joyous and defiant; it’s like discovering that your grandma has another life as a secret agent [my review] [at Netflix]

new to streaming

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Smaug is a magnificent cinematic creation… but there’s no good reason it takes so damn long to get to him [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to Prime

Byzantium: acclaimed director Neil Jordan takes on vampire horror, and finds a hard-edged feminism in a new mythology of the bloodsuckers [at Amazon UK Instant Video] The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: kooky-cutesy dramedy about British pensioners who retire to India, where they can »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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‘Once Upon a Time's’ Rose McIver Talks Wicked Witch Showdown, ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Sequel and CW's ‘iZombie’

6 April 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On the heels of playing the iconic Tinker Bell on ABC's “Once Upon a Time,” Rose McIver has landed two other buzzworthy lead roles. The New Zealand native plays Cathy in Lifetime's “Petals on the Wind,” the sequel to  “Flowers in the Attic.” And, currently, she's shooting the lead in “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas’ CW pilot, “iZombie.” “I've been very lucky this year. It's been great,” she told TheWrap of her trio of meaty roles. “It definitely keep things lively.” Also read: ‘Once Upon a Time's’ Rose McIver Lands Lead on CW Pilot ‘iZombie’ Previously, she appeared as Beau Bridges and Allison Janney's. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Annaleigh Ashford and Teddy Sears tease 'Masters of Sex' Season 2

6 April 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ooops. I got busy in the last week and didn't have time to post the rest of my "Masters of Sex" interviews, so you're getting all of the supporting actors in a single post.  You may have already watched my terrific interview with Lizzy Caplan and my conversations with Michael Sheen and creator Michelle Ashford. Above, you'll see my chat with Annaleigh Ashford, who becomes a series regular on "Masters of Sex" in the upcoming second season. Ashford was a fan favorite in the first season as the initially hilarious and ultimately complex Betty Dimello. Ashford was only able to recur in the first season because she was committed to a Tony nominated turn in "Kinky Boots" on Broadway. In her interview, Ashford discusses the swift turnaround from "Kinky Boots" to "Masters of Sex." Up next, below, is Caitlin Fitzgerald, who discusses how Libby Masters has changed this season with »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Sam Rockwell & Allison Janney Team-Up Again With Rash & Faxon For ‘The Heart’

4 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you’ve not yet managed to watch Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s tremendous The Way Way Back, then I can’t recommend it enough. It is, at heart, a quintessential ‘coming of age‘ drama but so much more with performances from all the cast that are above and beyond your standard affair.

Two of the stand-out performances in that one were Sam Rockwell, who can’t do anything wrong in my opinion, and the wonderful Allison Janney, so it’s great news to hear they’re planning to team up again with Rash and Faxon, who also wrote another favourite of mine: The Descendants.

This new project is The Heart, an action-comedy that Rockwell and Janney are currently in talks to join the confirmed Kristen Wiig. The only part of the plot that we know – so far – is that funny-lady Wiig will play a cash-strapped soul who agrees »

- Dan Bullock

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‘Mom’ Stands Out Among Heart-Heavy Crop of TV Comedies

3 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s been a dismal season for freshman comedies on the networks, based on ratings. That’s the industry’s general perception, which is unfortunate, because it overshadows some notable efforts to break the sitcom mold. The most promising trend might be called the heart attack — shows that deftly add dollops of emotional depth, feel-good moments and real-world conflicts to their mix of one-liners and pratfalls.

NBC’s “About a Boy” and Fox’s “Enlisted” are good examples of how to weave heart into the fabric of a comedy in a way that doesn’t make you groan and doesn’t scream “Very Special Episode.” Credit the skill of showrunners Jason Katims (“Boy”) and Mike Royce (“Enlisted”) for deftly guiding their laffers along that fine line. ABC’s “The Goldbergs” also has a pleasingly pulmonary touch. This is a welcome improvement after too many years of shows that were inane »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Sam Rockwell And Allison Janney Find The Heart

3 April 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Oscars on their mantlepieces for The Descendants, and summer hit The Way Way Back under their belts, writer-director duo Nat Faxon and Jim Rash have established themselves as two of Hollywood’s most exciting new filmmakers. In The Descendants, they struck an extraordinary balance between humor and heartbreak, and The Way Way Back confirmed that Faxon and Rash were as capable behind the camera as they were with pen and paper. Now, it appears that for their next project, action-comedy The Heart, the duo are aiming for a mini-Way Way Back reunion, with news that Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney have both joined the cast.

In the film, written and directed by Faxon and Rash, Kristen Wiig stars as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to begin trafficking black market organs with a mysterious stranger. Rockwell will play said stranger, which doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell reunite in Kristen Wiig's The Heart

3 April 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell have entered talks for The Heart.

The pair are in line to reunite with their The Way Way Back directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, reports The Wrap.

Kristen Wiig will star in the Indian Paintbrush production about a cash-strapped woman who agrees to smuggle black market organs.

Rockwell will play her partner in crime, with Janney as her intimidating, polyamorous boss.

Rash and Faxon wrote the script and will also re-team with The Way Way Back producer Kevin J Walsh.

Janney can currently be seen in CBS sitcom Mom with Anna Faris. She will next appear with Melissa McCarthy in Tammy and romantic comedy The Rewrite.

Rockwell will feature with Keira Knightley in Laggies. He recently wrapped the Poltergeist remake.

The Heart will begin shooting in North Carolina in May. »

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Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney Back with Rash & Faxon in 'The Heart'

3 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following an Oscar win for writing The Descendants, and a fantastic directing debut with The Way Way Back, the duo of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are reteaming with two of the supporting stars of the coming-of-age comedy. The Wrap has learned that Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney have joined The Heart, an action comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" veteran and Bridesmaids writer and lead Kristen Wiig. The film follows a cash-strapped woman (Wiig) who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met (Rockwell). Sounds like there's some flares of We're the Millers there, but it sounds fun. Read on! Janney is in early talks for her role, which would have the actress playing Wiig's intimidating boss who just happens to have two boyfriends. "The West Wing" star can currently be seen in Bad Words, which is also great evidence of her ability to play this new role fantastically, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney Reunite for ‘The Heart’

3 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Less than a year after The Way, Way Back hit theaters, directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are prepping a reunion of sorts in The Heart. The pair have just cast The Way, Way Back actors Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney in their upcoming action-comedy, which stars Kristen Wiig. Hit the jump for plot details […]

The post Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney Reunite for ‘The Heart’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Casting: Blunt, Rockwell, Ryan, Plemons, Yen

2 April 2014 9:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sicario

Emily Blunt is in negotiations to star in Denis Villeneuve's crime thriller "Sicario" which begins filming this this summer. Details on her character are unavailable.

The story follows a Tuscon police officer who hires two mercenaries on a journey to track down a notorious drug lord in Mexico. Villeneuve will film this before jumping onto "Story of Your Life" starring Amy Adams. [Source: Variety]

The Heart

"The Way Way Back" scene stealers Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney are re-teaming with that film's directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon for their action-comedy "The Heart" at Indian Paintbrush.

Kristin plays a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met (Rockwell). Janney would play Wiig's intimidating boss who has two boyfriends. Filming begins in May in North Carolina. [Source: The Wrap]

Monster Trucks

Amy Ryan, Frank Whaley, Danny Glover, and Holt McCallany are set to join Lucas Till and »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Amy Adams in talks for sci-fi thriller; Plus, Emily Blunt, more

2 April 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Amy Adams (American Hustle) is in early talks to star in Story of Your Life, a sci-fi thriller based on a Ted Chiang short story about a linguist who is hired to determine whether the aliens who have just landed on Earth are a threat. During her communication with the visitors, she beings to experience visions that help her determine why they are there. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) will direct off of a script from Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5). [Deadline]

Emily Blunt (Looper) in in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario about an Arizona police officer who ventures into »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Jesse Plemons and Juno Temple in Talks to Join Black Mass; Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney May Reteam for The Heart

2 April 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a couple of casting stories to attend to this afternoon.  First up, THR reports that Jesse Plemons (The Master) and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) are in talks to join Johnny Depp in the Whitey Bulger drama Black Mass.  This tidbit appears to confirm that, while he indeed met for the project, Plemons is likely out of contention for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII.  The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel will be filming at the same time as Black Mass and Plemons would be unable to do both movies, so the fact that he’s actively seeking other work in the near future signals that we probably won’t be seeing Landry in a galaxy far, far away. Depp is set to play Bulger in Black Mass, with Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce onboard to co-star and Dakota Johnson in talks for a role.  Though »

- Adam Chitwood

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