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Hollywood Reacts to Donald Trump’s Rnc Speech

22 July 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Donald Trump’s 1-hour-and-15-minute speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night evoked the dark themes of his campaign — immigration, banning Muslims, American violence — and in due fashion, Twitter erupted. The Republican presidential nominee was introduced by his daughter, Ivanka, who described him as “colorblind” and “gender neutral.” But her generous words had some Twitter users confused. “Trump’s daughter just gave a great speech…Who the f— was she talking about?” wrote comedian Marlon Wayans. Also Read: Donald Trump Embraces Gays in Historic Shout-Out at Republican National Convention The Gop candidate’s speech was nothing short of grim and angry, »

- Rasha Ali

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AMPAS calls on diverse new members group

29 June 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Us Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”

Reflecting its recent diversity push, the Us Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited 683 film creatives and executives, 46% of them female and 41% of them people of colour, to become Academy members.

If all the invitations are accepted, Academy membership will go from 25% to 27% female and from 8% to 11% people of colour.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured) said the make-up of the group of potential new members “continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today. We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry.”

The invitees include 283 new international members from 59 countries, 28 Oscar winners, 98 Oscar nominees and four Sci-Tech Award winners.

Among the 69 actors getting the call are [link »

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Oscars So Wtf? 21 Most Surprising New Academy Members, From Daphne Zuniga to Tina Fey (Photos)

29 June 2016 4:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Patti LuPone, actress Both an actress and a singer, LuPone was featured in the 2013 movie “Parker” and the role of Florine Werthan in “Driving Miss Daisy.” Rita Wilson, actress Wilson acted in the movies “It’s Complicated,” “Runaway Bride,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” She also produced “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and the 2008 version of “Mamma Mia!” Marlon Wayans, actor Wayans was featured in Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy‘s comedy “The Heat,” as well as “Requiem for a Dream.” You might also remember Wayans from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” parody “Fifty Shades of Black,” which he produced and starred in. »

- J. Clara Chan

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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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Swiss Army Man directors want to remake ‘White Chicks’

28 June 2016 12:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Yes, you read that headline correctly. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan have revealed that they would really like to remake the Wayans brothers’ White Chicks… as an R-rated movie.

Scheinert had this to say to the trade:

“Oh! One of my dreams is to make White Chicks as a hard-r, Oscar-worthy drama, starring the original cast. It would be about gender and race relations in the 21st century, starring the Wayans Brothers. I don’t know if you have seen White Chicks lately, but it has a lot of meat to it and explores everything, like class, gender, race, the handicapped, age.”

We spoke with Marlon Wayans about a potential sequel in an interview for his last comedy 50 Shades Of Black a few months ago, where he pretty much said that there were no plans for any kind »

- Paul Heath

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White Chicks: anyone else up for a remake?

27 June 2016 10:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Meet the director whose dream project is to turn the comedy White Chicks into "a hard-r, Oscar-worthy drama"...

When people need guffaws, it is not often that they seek out the Wayan Brothers’ White Chicks. The 2004 movie saw Marlon and Shawn Wayans as FBI agents who go undercover as Caucasian females, to try and crack some crime that we rapidly lost interest in. The movie turned in a profit, but lord, it’s a slog.

Nonetheless, plans remain afoot for a sequel. But now, the team behind the movie Swiss Army Knife have revealed their dream to remake. We don’t make this up, we only pass it on.

Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan are the directors concerned, and Kwan told The Hollywood Reporter that “one of my dreams is to make White Chicks as a hard-r, Oscar-worthy drama, starring the original cast. It would be about »

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Marlon Wayans -- All Hail LeBron's Penis (Video)

20 June 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_wtrngldi"]] ** Warning -- Video Contains Mature Language **  "If I was [LeBron James], I would just walk around with my **** out." Marlon Wayans says LeBron didn't just stick it to the Warriors Sunday night -- he stuck it to all of his critics ... and to make his point, he should walk around town with his junk out.  Marlon goes on to explain ... if LeBron's haters got choked up last night ... it wasn't because they were emotional.  Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Broadcast Networks Re-Commit to Comedy in Hopes of Finding Next Big Hit

8 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With a dozen network comedies cancelled this past season, it’s no secret that broadcast is struggling to find a big hit. But take one quick glance at the fall schedule, and this year’s secret is out: comedy is on trend.

While the past season delivered respectable performers in CBS’ “Life in Pieces” and NBC’s “Superstore,” plus a critical darling in The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” no broadcast comedy has been a true smash since ABC’s “Modern Family” debuted in 2009.

And yet the networks are eager to find the next big thing as they recommit to the genre in a major way: ABC has slotted 10 half-hours on its fall schedule, CBS will return to four hours of sitcoms a week after going all drama on Mondays last season, NBC is bringing comedy back to Thursday, Fox continues taking big swings and The CW has added a third »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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NBC 2017 Mid-Season Shows: A 'Blacklist' Spin-off, A Very Dark Oz, A Superhero Comedy and More

16 May 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

In the midst of all the buzz surrounding NBC's new fall-lineup, the network also announced a number of promising series set to premiere in 2017. A spin-off of The Blacklist that features mother-son mercenaries, a gritty re-imagining of a classic children's tale, a supernatural drama set in a small Texas town, and a prequel to the popular Taken films are all on the network's docket. The Wall, a new game show produced by NBA legend LeBron James, offers up some real-life drama.

If you're looking for a laugh, NBC is rolling out four shows, including: a new workplace comedy produced by Tina Fey, an Office-style mockumentary that chronicles a lawyer's first big murder case, a look at life within the DC Comics universe from the perspective of an insurance adjuster and a fresh spin on the traditional family comedy loosely based on the home life of comedian Marlon Wayans (Fifty Shades of Black »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Watch Trailers for NBC’s New Shows, Including ‘Timeless’ & ‘The Good Place’

15 May 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC released first looks at its new comedies and dramas on Sunday in the midst of upfronts.

The Good Place” from “Parks and Recreation” creator Mike Schur, Kristen Bell-headlined “The Good Place” and “This Is Us” all got full-length trailers as NBC revealed details about its fall schedule.

Other new series on NBC’s 2016-17 lineup include “Wizard of Oz”-themed “Emerald City,” adaptation of the Liam Neeson action films “Taken,” drama “Midnight, Texas,” Mandy Moore’s “This Is Us” and spinoffs “Blacklist: Redemption” and “Chicago Justice.”

NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” remains in limbo at the network. It renewed only one existing comedy series, “Superstore.” Along with “Good Place,” NBC’s new comedy offerings include John Lithgow’s spoof “Trial & Error,” DC Comics series “Powerless,” “Great News” and Marlon Wayans’ “Marlon.”

See all the new trailers below, and check in here for all the updates from upfronts 2016.

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- Alex Stedman

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NBC fall schedule puts 'Timeless' after 'The Voice' and comedy on Thursday

15 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Upfront week has begun — essentially, it began last week, as the broadcast networks began cancelling lots of shows and ordering new series — with NBC's announcement of its fall schedule, which has echoes of many past NBC schedules:  high-concept new dramas airing Mondays after The Voice, a Wednesday lineup of crime shows, yet another Dick Wolf-produced Chicago series, and a new attempt to revive the network's old Thursday comedy brand — albeit without NBC's best comedy, The Carmichael Show, which is still in limbo. (On a conference call with reporters, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said he's still negotiating with the studio over the number of episodes for a third season.) Update: NBC has since closed a deal to renew the series for a 13-episode third season.  The lineup, night-by-night: Monday: The Voice leads into Timeless, from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield boss Shawn Ryan, about a trio of time travelers (Abigail Spencer, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Blacklist Spinoff Gets Series Order, Official Title at NBC

14 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Blacklist just got one mother of an offshoot. NBC has greenlit "The Blacklist: Redemption," TVLine has learned.

The Peacock Net has ordered the spinoff, which on Thursday aired its backdoor pilot as an episode of the original drama, to series.

In the new venture, undercover operative Tom Keen teams up with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (played by Famke Janssen), “the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch,” per the series’ official description. »

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NBC Orders Timeless Drama to Series

13 May 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nearly 24 hours after ABC gave a green light to Time After Time, NBC has ordered to series its own time travel drama, which is now titled Timeless (fka Time).

RelatedMidnight, Texas, From True Blood’s Charlaine Harris, Ordered at NBC

From Eric Kripke (Revolution), Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the producers of The Blacklist, Timeless is described as an action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal (ER alum Goran Visnjic) steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist (Better Off Ted »

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NBC Orders Drama Series ‘Timeless’ from Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan

13 May 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC continues to fill out their jam-packed drama slate for 2016-17, ordering “Timeless” to series, Variety has learned.

Hailing from “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, “The Shield’s” Shawn Ryan and the producers of “The Blacklist,” the action-adventure project has been at the top of NBC’s list all throughout pilot season.

In “Timeless,” a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. NBC’s description of the show reads, “Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late? »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Marlon Wayans Sitcom, Tracey Wigfield-Tina Fey Comedy Get NBC Series Orders

13 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC has handed out two more comedy series orders to shows from its own studio: the multi-camera family sitcom Marlon, starring Marlon Wayans, and the Tracy Wigfield single-camera project — now called Great News — that is executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The mother-daughter workplace comedy is toplined by Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin. Marlon and Great News join recently picked up single-camera series Powerless and Trial & Error, both from Warner Bros… »

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Tina Fey’s ‘Great News,’ Marlon Wayans’ ‘Marlon’ Picked Up to Series at NBC

13 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has given series orders to two new comedies — “Great News” from executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and “Marlon” from executive producer and star Marlon Wayans.

“Great News” and “Marlon” have been frontrunners from the very start. As previously reported, both of the projects have been at the top of the crop of NBC’s comedy pilots and were expected to land series orders. The network has struggled with comedies over the past few seasons, but is hoping to gain a presence in the genre, especially with a star in Wayans.

“Great News” stars Briga Heelan an up-and-coming news producer whose overbearing mother (Andrea Martin) re-enters the workforce with a job as an intern at the station where Katie works. Tracey Wigfield is a writer and and will serve as executive producer with Fey, Carlock and David Miner. The series is produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger and 3 Arts Entertainment. »

- Daniel Holloway

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NBC Orders Comedy Series From Marlon Wayans, Tina Fey

13 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has ordered a pair of comedy pilots from Marlon Wayans and executive producer Tina Fey to series, TheWrap has learned. “Marlon” is loosely inspired by the real life of Wayans, who will play himself. The show centers on a loving but immature father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his ex-wife. The cast also includes Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg and director Andy Ackerman also executive produce. “Marlon” is produced by Universal Television, Wayans Brothers Entertainment, Bicycle Path Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. »

- Joe Otterson

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NBC Orders Marlon Wayans Sitcom, Tina Fey's Andrea Martin Comedy

13 May 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC is turning to some sketch-comedy MVPs to boost its 2016-2017 schedule.

RelatedTV’s Bloody Thursday: 12 Shows Cancelled — Which One Hurt the Most?

The network on Friday gave series orders to Marlon — a family sitcom starring Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie) — and Great News, starring Sctv vet Andrea Martin and produced by Tina Fey (SNL, 30 Rock).

Wayans will star in and executive-produce his eponymous comedy, with the cast also including Essence Atkins (Are We There Yet?, Half & Half), Bresha Webb (Grey’s Anatomy), Diallo Riddle (Silicon Valley) and young newcomers Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil. Loosely inspired by Wayans’ own life, »

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Game of Silence Cancelled at NBC

13 May 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s one and done for NBC’s Game of Silence.

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The Peacock network on Friday confirmed that the thriller — which counted David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James and Larenz Tate among its cast — will not return for a second season.

RelatedTV’s Bloody Thursday: 12 Shows Cancelled — Which One Hurt the Most?

Adapted by executive producer David Hudgins from the Turkish series Suskunlar, Game of Silence starred Lyons as Jackson Brooks, a Houston attorney who, on the heels of adding a beautiful and successful fiancée to his life, »

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