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6 items from 2015


‘The Knick,’ ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’ Production Design Mines The Late 18th & 19th Centuries

24 June 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There was a time on TV when the phrase "period piece" conjured images of grand country estates, stiff corsets and even stiffer acting. But those days are gone, as evidenced by a trio of shows finding variety and vitality in the world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thanks in no small part to their talented production designers. High Contrast The Knick A newcomer this year, The Knick was created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and directed by Steven Soderbergh… »

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'The Knick' creators dish working with Clive Owen on period drama (Exclusive Video)

14 June 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

HBO shows characteristically spend years in development, but “The Knick” finished filming its first season a mere six months after being picked up by the paycaster based on its pilot script. “It just became a question of availability. We just really had a window in which we could actually pull this off,” explains Michael Begler during our recent webcam chat in which he was joined by co-creator Jack Amiel (watch below). “We got the greenlight at the end of May 2013 and we started shooting in September, so we only had a pilot at that point and had to write nine more. And not only that -- they had to build the thing, they had to create all the wardrobe. We had to cast over 170 speaking parts, so it was quite an undertaking.” -Break- Ellen Mirojnick on making costumes for "The Knick" without being "old-timey" Despite this rushed schedule, the show »

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Andre Holland Talks ‘The Knick’ and Learning From Steven Soderbergh

9 June 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even though Andre Holland’s life is over a century removed from Dr. Algernon Edwards, the character he plays on Cinemax’s “The Knick,” he says they share a deep connection: “That sense of not quite fitting in necessarily in the white world, but not feeling like I fit in the black world (either) and having to find my own secret place to work or to live in.” For Algernon, that feeling is never more real than in the episode “Get the Rope,” in which a race riot forces him to hide under a gurney while his colleagues sneak him out of the hospital where he serves as a top surgeon. Filming the 10 episode first season was an exhilarating challenge for the thesp, not least of which because he was working with Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh.

The Knick” (Cinemax)

Season 1, episode 7 “Get the Rope”

written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler »

- Geoff Berkshire

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"Grand Budapest," "Imitation Game," "True Detective' Win Big at 2015 Writers Guild Awards!

16 February 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Original Screenplay honor at the recently concluded Writers Guild Awards while Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" took home the Adapted Screenplay trophy. "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swarts" written by Brian Knappenberger won Documentary Screenplay award. The film is not nominated for an Academy award.

In TV land, HBO's "True Detective" won the Drama Series award and FX's "Louie" received the Comedy Series trophy.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards:

Feature Film

Original Screenplay

Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films

Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight Winner

Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films

Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper, »

- Manny

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

14 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

14 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher, »

- Dave McNary

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