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2016 Emmy Directing Nominees: Writers Rule Comedy, Few Women Helmers Break into Top Series Races

14 July 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A funny thing happened this year with the Emmy nominations for directing a comedy series: Most of the nods went to writers.

Meanwhile, female directors are few and far between in the top series races. One notable entrant is Beyonce, who earned a mention, shared with Kahlil Joseph, for variety special for the hourlong avant-garde film that premiered on HBO in tandem with the release of her album “Lemonade” in April. Also in the mix this year is Danish helmer Susanne Bier, up for limited series for her work as the sole director of AMC’s six-hour limited series “The Night Manager.”

The list of comedy series directing nominees is dominated by showrunners and those who came up the ranks as writers.

Silicon Valley’s” Alec Berg and Mike Judge each earned a nom for the HBO comedy, Berg for “Daily Active Users” and Judge for “Founder Friendly.” “Transparent” creator/exec producer Jill Soloway, who »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Bryan Cranston Compares Darkness Of New ‘Power Rangers’ To ‘The Dark Knight’

7 July 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Actor Bryan Cranston keeps a busy schedule these days. He’s already appeared in two films so far this year, “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Get a Job,” and he’s set to co-star in four more this year. But come next year, Cranston will appear in the new “Power Rangers” reboot as Zordon, the all-powerful mentor for the Power Rangers. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Cranston described his initial reticence to take on the role, because the TV series was “kind of farcical and silly and ‘pow’ and ‘zow’ — weird movements and things like that,” but he changed his mind when he read the script.

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“This is as different a reimagining as the ‘Batman’ television series as it became the ‘Batman’ movie series,” Cranston continues. “You can’t compare those two, and nor can you compare this »

- Vikram Murthi

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Bryan Cranston Would Be ‘All In’ For A ‘Better Call Saul’ Appearance

29 June 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Walter White’s story may have ended in 2013, but could there be an opportunity to bring the “Breaking Bad” character back to life? According to Bryan Cranston, it could be a possibility.

The actor recently appeared on an episode of “The Rich Eisen Show” where he was asked if he would consider appearing in “Better Call Saul,” prequel to the hit series. His response: He’s “all in.”

“I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role,” he told the host. “He said, ‘That’s my guy. This is the guy I want’ […] If they were to call me and say, ‘We have this idea, we’d like…’ I would say, ‘Yes, you don’t have to finish the pitch. I’m there, what do you want me to do?’ I’ll do whatever they want because I know how careful they are and proprietary »

- Liz Calvario

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Bryan Cranston Would Be ‘All In’ For A ‘Better Call Saul’ Appearance

29 June 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Walter White’s story may have ended in 2013, but could there be an opportunity to bring the “Breaking Bad” character back to life? According to Bryan Cranston, it could be a possibility.

The actor recently appeared on an episode of “The Rich Eisen Show” where he was asked if he would consider appearing in “Better Call Saul,” prequel to the hit series. His response: He’s “all in.”

“I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role,” he told the host. “He said, ‘That’s my guy. This is the guy I want’ […] If they were to call me and say, ‘We have this idea, we’d like…’ I would say, ‘Yes, you don’t have to finish the pitch. I’m there, what do you want me to do?’ I’ll do whatever they want because I know how careful they are and proprietary »

- Liz Calvario

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David Simon’s ‘Show Me a Hero’: How Director Paul Haggis Controlled Chaos

23 June 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO limited series “Show Me a Hero” is noisy. Cacophony reigns in crowded city council meetings packed with yelling onlookers and jostling media microphones. It’s hard to figure out just what is going on. Oscar Isaac as beleaguered Nick Wasicsko, the youngest mayor in America, pounds his gavel to no avail. Adapted from Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book by David Simon and his “The Wire” collaborator Bill Zorzi, “Show Me a Hero” digs into the unsexy ’80s true story about the pitched battle between the haves and have-nots in Yonkers, New York over court-ordered public housing. When HBO finally greenlit the series, it was with the knowledge that this story is as resonant as ever.

While the WGA-nominated writing is brilliant, a pivotal member of this team of storytellers earning rave reviews is DGA-nominated Paul Haggis, who directed all six episodes. Haggis said he eagerly leapt at his first television »

- Anne Thompson

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‘All the Way’: How Jay Roach’s Approach to Collaboration Led to Something ‘Joyous’

23 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jay Roach for President.

HBO’s gripping docudrama “All the Way” chronicled the ruthlessness of American politics, as captured within a tumultuous eight months during the term of President Lyndon B. Johnson. But behind the scenes, under Roach’s administration, the production couldn’t have been more idyllic.

In the movie, Johnson fights hard to bring more equality to America. On set, Roach, who directed the film, was effortless in creating a more perfect union.

“Jay is like this with everybody,” Bradley Whitford, who played Hubert Humphrey, told IndieWire. “He doesn’t treat the craft services guy any differently than he treats me. One of my pet peeves about Hollywood is that it’s full of lefty, ‘fancy yourself a humanist’ liberals like me and then you get on a movie set and it’s like a 15th century serfdom. People are treating other people like shit because they’re »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Jerrod Carmichael on His Ultimate Goal For ‘The Carmichael Show’ and Why Stand-Up is Acting (Consider This)

23 June 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Carmichael Show,” on its face, feels very familiar: the laugh track; the multi-cam format; the family dynamic. But after watching any of the 19 aired episodes, it’s immediately clear how special — how important — the discussion being had every week is, especially for broadcast television.

Speaking truths is what matters to co-creator and star Jerrod Carmichael. The 29-year-old stand-up comedian is taking the observations, life lessons and general dialogue from his stage routines, dropping it into a group of opinionated people and finding honest answers to questions many people are asking every day. Oh, and he’s putting those crucial conversations on national television, and making them damn funny to boot.

IndieWire recently spoke with Carmichael about how he’s approached the transition from stand-up to acting and what drives the show from point to point, but first we dig into the topic of the season: Emmys.

There’s a lot of TV out there. »

- Ben Travers

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Bryan Cranston Reveals ‘Malcolm In The Middle’ Reunion May Be Happening

23 June 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Thanks to the success of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp,” “Arrested Development,” “Fuller House,” “The X Files” and more, we’re currently living in a golden age of television revival series, and it looks like “Malcolm in the Middle” could be the next popular series to get a highly anticipated resurrection. Speaking at the Maui Film Festival, where he was being honored with the Navigator Award, Bryan Cranston revealed that he would completely be on board with bringing Hal and the gang back to television screens.

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“I sure hope so,” the actor said when asked if a revival was in the cards. “I really do, for no other reason than that I miss those people like crazy and I stay in touch with them. The boys are doing great and Jane [Kaczmarek] is doing wonderfully and I’d love to. »

- Zack Sharf

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New to Streaming: ‘Knight of Cups,’ ‘Mountains May Depart,’ ’45 Years,’ ‘Eye in the Sky,’ and More

17 June 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

45 Years (Andrew Haigh)

Andrew Haigh’s third feature as a director, 45 Years, is an excellent companion piece to its 2011 predecessor, Weekend. The latter examined the inception of a potential relationship between two men over the course of a weekend, whereas its successor considers the opposite extreme. Again sticking to a tight timeframe, the film chronicles the six days leading up to a couple’s 45th wedding anniversary. »

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[Watch] Director Jay Roach dishes ‘All the Way,’ Bryan Cranston and Lyndon B. Johnson’s ‘anxiety dream’

16 June 2016 1:24 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“I knew there was a cinematic way to bring you intimately into Johnson’s anxiety dream,” reveals director/producer Jay Roach as we chat via webcam (watch above) about the depiction of president Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO’s telefilm “All the Way.” He candidly discusses this adaptation of Robert Schenkkan‘s Tony-winning play about the first years of Lbj’s presidency. “He […] »

- Chris Beachum

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Emmy Contender Jay Roach on How His 1964 Civil Rights Drama ‘All the Way’ Is ‘About Now’

15 June 2016 5:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s Miniseries/Movies Emmy Issue. When Jay Roach decided to make an HBO movie from Robert Schenkkan‘s Broadway play “All the Way,” he wasn’t exactly thinking about how the events of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first year in office would reflect on today’s political climate. But at some point, the director of the “Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents” movies and of the HBO political films “Recount” and “Game Change” realized that Johnson’s struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 spoke powerfully to voter suppression, »

- Steve Pond

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25 years ago today: ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ opened in theaters

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

25 years ago today, audiences first saw Kevin Costner’s turn as Robin Hood on the big screen. It was on June 14, 1991 that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves opened in theaters. Facing off against Costner’s heroic outlaw was Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham, just three years after he made his first movie appearance in a role that would become a new classic villain, Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Rickman and Morgan Freeman got critical approval for their performances. Costner and Christian Slater, not so much. Both were nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards for Robin Hood, for Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor, respectively. Costner “won” his award, while Slater “lost” to Dan Ackroyd in Nothing but Trouble. Also part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ legacy: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” Believe it or not, the theme ballad that Bryan Adams bleated out for this movie earned him an Oscar nomination. But Raspberries or no Raspberries, Oscars or no Oscars, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves found its audience. It was the second-highest grossing movie of 1991, beaten only by Terminator 2: Judgement Day. And it was viewed countless times on VHS for years after that. Other notable June 14 happenings in pop culture history: • 1940: Jimmy Stewart film The Mortal Storm opened in theaters. • 1958: The indoor Alice in Wonderland ride opened next to the Mad Tea Party teacups ride in Disneyland. It was also the day the Columbia Sailing Ship first took passengers around Tom Sawyer Island. • 1959: The Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage, and the Monorail opened at Disneyland. Over 2,000 celebrities, members of the press, and dignitaries attended, including Vice President Richard Nixon. • 1965: Paul McCartney recorded the song “Yesterday” at what is now known as Abbey Road Studios in London. McCartney recorded it without the rest of the group, just with a string quartet, his vocals, and an acoustic guitar, making it essentially the first solo performance by the band. He recorded the song in two takes. • 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono pre-recorded an interview with David Frost that would air on July 10 that year. Lennon said in the interview, “We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks.” • 1970: Eric Clapton’s new band, Derek and the Dominos, gave their first live performance, at London’s Lyceum Theatre. • 1972: Simon & Garfunkel reunited to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at a fundraising concert for presidential candidate George McGovern at New York’s Madison Square Garden. • 1980: The Pretenders fired bassist Pete Farndon, whose drug use had led to an increasingly strained relationship with his bandmates.  • 1980: Billy Joel began six weeks atop the Billboard album chart with Glass Houses. • 1985: Family Feud, which had debuted in 1976, aired its final episode on ABC until CBS re-launched the game show in 1988. • 1989: The game Tetris was released for Game Boy in Japan. A North American release followed in July. • 1990: CBS, which had been the national broadcaster for the NBA since 1973, televised an NBA game for the final time. It was Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers. • 1996: Jim Carrey movie The Cable Guy opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters. • 2002: The Bourne Identity and the Sarah Michelle Gellar Scooby-Doo movie opened in theaters. • 2003: Helen Mirren had the order of Dame bestowed upon her when Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II published the list of those she’d chosen to promote to the Order of the British Empire. Three years later, Mirren portrayed Elizabeth II on film in The Queen. Sting and 007 actor Roger Moore were also conferred with the title of “Sir” on this day. • 2011: Andy Grammer released his self-titled debut studio album. Birthdays: Juno writer Diablo Cody (turns 38 today), singer Boy George (55), Reign actor Torrance Coombs (33), Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale (27), actor-motivational speaker J.R. Martinez (33), Glee actor Kevin McHale (28), Falling Skies actor Will Patton (62), Austin Powers director Jay Roach (59), Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara (24), Blindspot actor Sullivan Stapleton (39) »

- Emily Rome

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Risk vs. Reward: History Makes a Perfect Fit in Longform Races

9 June 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Almost as soon as “The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story” was announced, you could hear the mutterings of people wondering why anyone would feel the need to rehash the oft-told saga from the Bronco car chase through to the controversial verdict.

“We picked up on that initial reaction of fatigue and skepticism because the subject matter was so pervasive,” says “O.J.” producer Nina Jacobson. “What more could be said that hadn’t been said? But there was so much more to say by giving people emotional access to these characters 20 years later.”

Historic dramas have always played well with audiences, but this season many of this year’s biggest TV movies and limited series, from HBO’s “Confirmation” and “All the Way” to FX’s “O.J.” and Hulu’s “11.22.63,” involve re-creations of fairly recent events.

While “O.J.” took a stale story and showed just »

- Susan Young

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How 'All the Way's Bryan Cranston Transformed Into Lbj (Emmy Watch)

27 May 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For production designer Mark Ricker and costume designer Daniel Orlandi, working on HBO movie "All the Way" (which is earning raves) was all about transforming Bryan Cranston as Lyndon Johnson and setting the time and place for the battle to pass the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. "The Johnson Oval Office was well documented and photographed," said Ricker, who with Orlandi collaborated with director Jay Roach and Cranston on the acclaimed "Trumbo" biopic. "For me, it was knowing what Bryan was going to bring to that performance and the challenge was to nail it right because people remember it."  Atmospherically, you couldn't find a better contrast between JFK and Lbj than the design of their Oval Offices. Johnson's was simple and sparse— a blank canvas that did not detract from his mission to pass meaningful civil rights legislation. In fact, while watching a rehearsal of Lbj's entrance into the Kennedy Oval, »

- Bill Desowitz

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HBO’s ‘All The Way’ Tops ‘Confirmation’ In Total Viewers But Not ‘Bessie’

24 May 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Based on the play that won Bryan Cranston a Tony for his performance as President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the debut of HBO's All The Way didn't sweep the HBO movie map on May 21 like the 36th President did the electoral map in 1964. But it was up over its immediate predecessors. With 1.11 million total viewers at 8 Pm on Saturday, the 2-hour and 12-minute Jay Roach-directed drama was ahead of Confirmation, which drew 940,000 total viewers when it aired April 16. That Rick… »

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Movie News: New Animated 'Garfield' Movie on Its Way; Mike Myers Mulls More 'Austin Powers'

24 May 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Garfield: Comic strip cat Garfield will return to the big screen in an animated movie, with hopes to launch a franchise. Jim Davis created the lazy, lovable feline for a comic strip that began running in 1978 and has inspired numerous television versions, two movies featuring the voice of Bill Murray as Garfield (Garfield: The Movie, above), and three other direct to video films. [The Wrap].   Austin Powers: Mike Myers is still mulling the possibility of a fourth Austin Powers movie. Jay Roach, who directed the first three installments, says that he and Myers talk about it every time they get together, though he describes the project as being "in a latent phase right now." Roach says that many ideas have been discussed, but none have stuck yet. The latest...

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‘Austin Powers 4’ may still happen, says director

23 May 2016 11:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The last Austin Powers movie, Austin Powers in Goldmember was released fourteen years ago, and while we all thought that the franchise was officially done following a very successful trilogy, it seems that a fourth film may still happen.

The films’ series producer Jay Roach commented to Larry King that an Austin Powers 4 is still being considered.

Here’s what he had to say: “You know, Mike Myers and I talk about it every time we get together. I would say it’s in a latent phase right now, but someday if we find the right idea that seems to have it earn itself, for sure. Mike gave me the break of a lifetime in letting me direct [Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery] so I’m always good to go.”

Wow. The last we heard was that a potential plot man actually revolve around Dr. Evil and his son Scott (Seth Green) and would »

- Paul Heath

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Jay Roach And Mike Myers Are Still Considering Another Austin Powers Sequel

23 May 2016 7:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a very long time since Austin Powers last graced the silver screen. In fact, it’s a bit odd that we haven’t seen more of the International Man of Mystery in recent years, seeing as all three films revolving around the spy made decent money at the box office and have generally gone over well with fans. There have been talks of a fourth instalment for a while now, but nothing’s ever materialized. However, that doesn’t mean we should write it off just yet.

Talking on Larry King Now, director Jay Roach, who helmed all three entries, said that he’s still speaking about the possibility of another Austin Powers movie with franchise star Mike Myers:

You know, Mike Myers and I talk about it every time we get together. I would say it’s in a latent phase right now, but someday »

- Mark Cassidy

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: Bryan Cranston & Anthony Mackie Talk Lbj, Mlk Jr & HBO’s ‘All The Way’

23 May 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lbj in the form of Bryan Cranston came ‘all the way’ to Deadline’s all day first-ever Contenders Emmys event at the DGA Theatre last month. Kicking off the day were director Jay Roach, actor Anthony Mackie who plays Martin Luther King Jr, and Bryan Cranston recreating his Tony Award-winning role of President Lyndon Johnson in HBO’s TV movie version of the Broadway play, All The Way. The film just premiered over the weekend on HBO to sterling reviews. At the Contenders… »

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"Austin Powers 4" Still Under Consideration

23 May 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Almost fourteen years on from "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and talk of another film in Mike Myers' comedy series have varied between non-existent to mere rumblings. Jay Roach, out doing promotional rounds for the "All the Way" film which premiered last night on HBO, confirmed he's still discussing the film with Myers.

Speaking with Larry King Now, Roach says he and Myers are still kicking around ideas, but nothing has quite "stuck yet" and neither is in a rush to make a release date:

"You know, Mike Myers and I talk about it every time we get together. I would say it's in a latent phase right now, but someday if we find the right idea that seems to have it earn itself, for sure. Mike gave me the break of a lifetime in letting me direct [Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery] so I'm always good to go."

The most recent rumors were that »

- Garth Franklin

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