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‘Sophie and the Rising Sun’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Interracial Lovers Combat Prejudice In Rural South Carolina During WWII

16 December 2016 4:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, many Japanese-Americans faced extreme prejudice in their own neighborhoods and were routinely made to feel unsafe. The new film “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” based on the 2001 novel Augusta Trobaugh by the same name, follows a romance between Sophie Willis (Julianne Nicholson), a native of Salty Creek, South Carolina, and the mysterious wounded stranger Mr. Ohta (Takashi Yamaguchi). As their secret relationship evolves, the war escalates and soon bigotry and violence sweep through the town, but just then Sophie and her two compatriot risk their lives to protect Ohta. The film co-stars Character Margo Martindale (“The Hours”), Lorraine Toussaint (“Selma”), Diane Ladd (“Chinatown”), Joel Murray (“Mad Men”) and more. Watch an exclusive trailer below.

Read More: Seville International Secures Worldwide Rights to ‘Sophie and the Rising Sun

The film is written and directed by Maggie Greenwald and is largely produced by women. On »

- Vikram Murthi

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Bones: Carla Gallo Coming to Rosewood for Fox Crossover

28 November 2016 7:26 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine aren't the only Fox shows doing a crossover. Today, the network announced Carla Gallo will reprise her Bones role on an upcoming episode of Rosewood.On Bones, Gallo plays intern Daisy Wick. Rosewood centers on the partnership between pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and homicide detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). The cast also includes Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Eddie Cibrian.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Rosewood: Season Two Ratings

28 October 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last season, Fox paired new drama Rosewood with their highest-rated series, Empire, on Wednesdays. This time around, they've moved it away from Empire and relocated the series to Thursdays, an even more competitive evening for television. How will season two perform in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.Rosewood revolves around Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut), a calm, collected and incredibly charismatic, pathologist. He's recruited by Miami's homicide department and partnered with tough Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). She's annoyed by his constant optimism. The rest of the cast includes Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, and Eddie Cibrian.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Open Road Picks Up ‘All I See Is You,’ A24 Grabs ‘Good Time’ and More

28 October 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the drama thriller “All I See Is You,” directed by Marc Forster and starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke. They will release the film nationwide August 4, 2017. It world-premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The film “is the story of a blind woman (Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.”

– A24 has acquired North American rights to Josh and Benny Safdie’s Robert Pattinson-starring “Good Time.” The “film follows a bank robber’s race to evade the police dragnet that threatens to send him behind bars. »

- Kate Erbland

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Us Briefs: Effie Brown tells producers forum, ‘Nobody has the answers’

24 October 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The producer of Dear White People (pictured) and In The Cut delivered words of encouragement in her keynote address at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles at the weekend.

“I thought there was something wrong with me and I was having such a hard time making it,” said Brown on Sunday as she reflected on early efforts to break into the business. “I thought, ‘Am I a fraud?’ And then the big one – ‘Do I deserve this?’ That mental mind-fuck is exhausting. It kept me ‘apart from’, instead of ‘a part of.’”

Earlier in her address, Brown told attendees at the DGA Theater, “You have a story to tell that’s worthy. You have experience to share. You have a valid point of view and you should know this.”

The Forum opened on Friday with a screening of Loving followed by an on-stage discussion with director Jeff Nichols and leads Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Monterey Media Nabs Sundance Pic ‘Sophie And The Rising Sun’

24 October 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Monterey Media has secured U.S. and Canada rights to Maggie Greenwald’s Sophie And The Rising Sun and is planning for a theatrical launch in early 2017.  Based on the novel by Augusta Trobaugh, the  forbidden love story stars Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County), Margo Martindale (August: Osage County), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is The New Black), Takashi Yamaguchi (Letters From Iwo Jima) and Diane Ladd (Joy). The pic, which served as a Premiere title at this year's… »

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King’s Quest: Chapter 4 – Snow Place Like Home Review

7 October 2016 7:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sierra and The Odd Gentlemen’s King’s Quest reboot has had perhaps one of the most stretched-out episodic release schedules in gaming history (the first episode was released last summer, and there’s still one more yet to come). Making things stranger is the rather varied approaches to gameplay and structure each installment has taken, resulting in a fairly uneven average quality.

I found the last episode’s more focused and character-driven setup to result in the most enjoyable experience yet, but the latest installment — Snow Place Like Home — mixes things up once again, and not in a way that works very well from either a storytelling or variety standpoint. What makes this even more frustrating is that the moments that do work, which mainly come in the first and last acts, are some of the best parts of the series yet. This results in an episode that, while still worth playing, »

- John Fleury

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‘Oitnb’ Star Lorraine Toussaint to Guest on ‘Black-ish’ (Exclusive)

15 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lorraine Toussaint will guest star on “Black-ish,” playing the sister of Laurence Fishburne’s character, Pops, Variety has learned exclusively.

Her character is named Almaviligerais, though everyone calls her “A.V.” Described as someone who is always on the hustle, pulls no punches and is down for whatever, she is strongly disliked by Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) so Dre (Anthony Anderson) has to conceal his love for her whenever Ruby is around.

For now, Toussaint will appear in one episode of “Black-ish” Season 3. She films next week, and the season returns on Sept. 21.

“We knew we needed an actor formidable enough to go toe-to-toe with both Pops and Ruby. That’s a short list, and Lorraine Toussaint was at the top of it. We’re so thrilled she’s joining us,” executive producer and co-showrunner Jonathan Groff tells Variety.

“It’s exciting and great fun to work with my friends on such a groundbreaking and funny show,” Toussaint »

- Maureen Ryan and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Rosewood: LeToya Luckett, Camille Spirlin Cast in Season Two of Fox Drama

14 September 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Deadline reports actress and singer LeToya Luckett (above) will recur on the second season of the Rosewood TV show on Fox, along with Camille Spirlin. The Miami medical procedural stars Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. and Jaina Lee Ortiz as Detective Annalise Villa. The cast also includes: Lorraine Toussaint, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, and Domenick Lombardozzi.According the the report, Luckett has been cast as Dr. Rosewood's new love interest, Tawnya. Spirlin will play her daughter, Kayla. She is described as, "a sharply intelligent and precociously cynical girl who views Rosewood, the new man in her mom’s life, with open suspicion," before she comes around to seeing him as a good man. Eddie Cibrian joined the series back in July, after Brian Austin Green exited during filming the second season premiere episode. Read »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Steven Hill, Law & Order's Veteran D.A. Adam Schiff, Dead at 94

23 August 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Steven Hill, best known as Law & Order‘s original district attorney Adam Schiff, passed away Tuesday in Manhattan at the age of 94, the New York Times reports.

Prior to his 1990-2000 run on the NBC drama, the actor — born Solomon Krakovsky — starred as Daniel Briggs in the freshman season of Mission: Impossible in 1966 but was replaced by Peter Graves for the duration of the series.

Hill’s television credits — ranging from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1957) and The Untouchables (1962) to King (1978) and thirtysomething (1988) — date back to the early years of the medium, with four episodes of Actors Studio in 1949. (He was a »

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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Samira Wiley Was 'Honored' to Be Part of the Black Lives Matter Movement Through Her Oitnb Storyline

27 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Samira Wiley knows just how powerful her character's role was in season 4 of Orange Is the New Black - as heartbreaking as it was. Spoiler warning: For those who haven't finished season 4 of Oitnb, plot details will be revealed ahead. Wiley is making headlines for her portrayal of Poussey Washington in the latest season of the hit Netflix show. The actress, who played a fan-favorite, opened up to People about her shocking exit in episode 12 and what it meant for the Black Lives Matter movement."I knew about it a long time before I got the script," Wiley tells People. »

- Brittany King, @brrriitttnnii

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Rosewood: Brian Austin Green Joins Season Two of Fox Series

22 June 2016 9:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Brian Austin Green is coming to Fox. Deadline reports the actor has been cast in season two of Rosewood.

The police drama stars Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., an optimistic pathologist who is paired with tough homicide detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Domenick Lombardozzi, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Lorraine Toussaint also star.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Hudson Hawk at 25

28 May 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If there is a reliable truism that can coexist alongside the American film industry’s dance of death with economically insane budgets that now routinely soar north of $200 million, it is that (most) critics and potential ticket-buyers can be counted on to review bad buzz and publicized woes of dollars and production instead of the actual movie once it finally finds its way to a screen. And it may in fact be true that the drama behind the scenes often outstrips the quality of the wide-screen finished product, though certainly this is not always the case. The reception of big-budget box-office flops like John Carter, The Lone Ranger, Jupiter Ascending and Oliver Stone’s Alexander are but some late examples of our number-crunching obsession with pop culture minutiae and the fascination of a behemoth’s preordained fall. Most who trudged out to see any of these films during their theatrical »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Chicago P.D. Recap: Was Justice Served in the Potential Spinoff?

11 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After shots were fired during Wednesday night’s Chicago P.D., we got our first taste of the Windy City-set franchise’s likely next offshoot, Chicago Justice.

PhotosMay Sweeps/Finale Preview: Scoop on Chicago Fire, P.D., Med and More

The crux of the episode involves a shooting, in which Roman is seriously injured. Burgess runs after the assailant and shoots him in the back multiple times. But it’s hardly case closed after that. The young man, Michael Ellis, is, by all accounts, an Eagle Scout. Even worse, the police have no eyewitnesses and can’t find the gun »

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Chicago Melon: Jimmy Fallon Previews Explosive New NBC Drama

14 April 2016 5:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC and Dick Wolf are cashing in on the Internet’s love of erupting produce.

RelatedChicago Justice: Lorraine Toussaint to Reprise Law & Order Role on Spinoff

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday shared an “exclusive” clip from Chicago Melon, the umpteenth offshoot of Chicago Fire inspired by BuzzFeed‘s recent experiment to see how many rubber bands would have to be wrapped around a watermelon to get it to explode. (Apparently it was a slow work day.)

While the clip above is clearly a parody, there’s no telling what network executives are thinking up right now. After all, »

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Chicago Med Recruits Jeff Hephner's Fire Character as New [Spoiler]

13 April 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chicago Med is bringing back a familiar franchise player as the hospital’s newest addition.

Jeff Hephner will reprise his Chicago Fire role as Jeff Clarke on the medical drama — but he’s no longer a firefighter, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedChicago Justice: Lorraine Toussaint to Reprise Law & Order Role on Spinoff

Hephner appears in the Season 1 finale, in which viewers will learn that Clarke went back to school and is now a fourth-year med student rotating through the emergency department. He will return for multiple episodes in Season 2.

Hephner recurred on Season 2 of Fire before his character transferred to another firehouse. »

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Lucifer Renewed for Second Season by Fox

7 April 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of Fox’s Lucifer series will be pleased to know that the Lord of Hell’s visit to Earth isn’t over yet, as Fox has renewed the show for a second season.

Press Release: Fox has renewed freshman dramas Lucifer and Rosewood for second seasons, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“We knew we had something special with Lucifer, from the engaging performances of Tom, Lauren and the rest of the charismatic cast, to Len Wiseman’s visually stunning look of the show and the amazing storytelling savvy of the Bruckheimer team,” said Madden. “With Rosewood, creator Todd Harthan has put a fresh, playful spin on the procedural format, infusing it with wit and warmth, while Morris, Jaina and the show’s gifted supporting cast have turned in fantastic performances. We look forward to two stand-out sophomore seasons from both series.”

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- Derek Anderson

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TVLine Items: Belzer's Svu Return, 90210 Vet Joins Night Shift and More

22 March 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dun, dun.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will welcome back a veteran when Richard Belzer returns as Det. John Munch later this season.

RelatedChicago Justice: Lorraine Toussaint to Reprise Law & Order Role on Spinoff

Per EW.com, Belzer — who left the long-running NBC drama after Season 15 — will reappear in a May episode that finds Munch weighing in on the case of a young model who claims she was preyed upon by a famous photographer.

Law & Order: Svu airs Wednesdays at 9/8c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Tonight’s broadcast of The CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley »

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