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IDFA: ‘Time Trial’ Director Finlay Pretsell On Working With Tour De France Cyclist David Millar

Amsterdam — Sports films mostly follow a familiar arc, usually an underdog story in which the little guy fights back, or comes back, against extraordinary odds. At first glance, that would appear to be the case with Idfa Competition entry “Time Trial”, in which Scottish director Finlay Pretsell chronicles a heroic effort by professional road-racing cyclist David Millar to end his blemished career on a high by winning a place on the Tour De France for one last time.

Millar is a smart, intelligent and sometimes thorny subject, who becomes especially difficult on the subject of his arrest in 2004 – and subsequent suspension from the sport – on suspicion of doping. Millar was by no means alone, as the subsequent scandal involving world-famous U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong would show, but his confession cut short a once promising career. Millar has since renounced his drug use and has become an advocate for clean sports; “Time Trial” finds him facing a self-imposed
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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17
Aurora Perrineau has accused “Girls” writer/executive producer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17, The Wrap reports. The alleged incident took place in 2012, when Miller was 35; Perrineau provided The Wrap with the results of a polygraph she took in September. “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently,” she said.

In her polygraph statement, which the “Passengers” and “Equals” actress says she passed, Perrineau stated that she met Miller during an evening out with friends at the Standard Hotel. She had “consumed some alcoholic beverages” and Miller “was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old.” Perrineau’s father is “Lost” star Harold Perrineau.

Read More:Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Miller later asked the group for a ride home, admitting that “he was drunk,
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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17

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Actress Aurora Perrineau Accuses ‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller of Raping Her When She was 17
Aurora Perrineau has accused “Girls” writer/executive producer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17, The Wrap reports. The alleged incident took place in 2012, when Miller was 35; Perrineau provided The Wrap with the results of a polygraph she took in September. “I filed a police report today. I cannot talk about the investigation that is happening currently,” she said.

In her polygraph statement, which the “Passengers” and “Equals” actress says she passed, Perrineau stated that she met Miller during an evening out with friends at the Standard Hotel. She had “consumed some alcoholic beverages” and Miller “was flirting with me. I told him repeatedly that I was 17 years old.” Perrineau’s father is “Lost” star Harold Perrineau.

Read More:Can Hollywood’s Predators Be Rehabilitated? Doctors Say Yes, for Some — but There’s No Quick Fix

Miller later asked the group for a ride home, admitting that “he was drunk,
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Carson Daly Reveals His Mom and Jimmy Fallon's Mom Were Close Friends Before Their Deaths: 'I Know They're Above Proud'

Carson Daly Reveals His Mom and Jimmy Fallon's Mom Were Close Friends Before Their Deaths: 'I Know They're Above Proud'
Having lost his mother Pattie Daly Caruso to a heart attack in September, Today host Carson Daly certainly knows the pain pal Jimmy Fallon is going through after the death of his own mother, Gloria.

In fact, as Daly revealed on Instagram Tuesday, both his mom and Fallon’s mother were dear friends before their deaths. They first met when filming a segment for The Late Show with David Letterman in 2004.

“My mom and Jimmy Fallon’s mom Gloria met in 2004 on Letterman’s top 10 Mother’s Day list,” Daly, 44, wrote on Instagram. “They would become fast friends. A New
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Spotlight: Livestrong's Celebrity Supporters

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Livestrong has 20 known supporters, including Sharon Stone, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle

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Lance Armstong Blasts USC, You Crapped On Reggie Bush!

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Lance Armstrong just Snapped on USC, saying the school is full of crap for trying to rewrite history -- And he's publicly torching the Trojans for the treatment of Reggie Bush. This all started with USC officially listing it's all-time record against Texas (Lance's team) as 4-0 ... seemingly ignoring Vince Young's soul-crushing 2006 Rose Bowl game victory.  USC claims the record is accurate since the school was ordered to vacate All games from the 2005-
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Toronto Documentary ‘China Hustle’ Probes Financial Misdeeds, Swipes at Alibaba

Toronto Documentary ‘China Hustle’ Probes Financial Misdeeds, Swipes at Alibaba
The China Hustle,” a feature documentary that premiered at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival on Friday, suggests that e-commerce and entertainment giant Alibaba is ripe for investigation alongside smaller Chinese companies accused of deceiving investors and regulators.

The film appears to tar Alibaba with the same brush as a number of smaller Chinese firms that the film says deliberately inflated their earnings, lied to investors about their business scale, and listed their shares on U.S. stock exchanges through a dubious method known as a reverse merger or reverse takeover. Their actions endanger pensions, investment funds and the financial system, the film says.

The China Hustle” is directed by issues-driven multihyphenate Jed Rothstein, whose short “Killing in the Name” was Oscar-nominated in 2011. The film’s production houses include the pedigreed Kennedy/Marshall Company, and Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Prods.; executive producers include Cuban, Wagner, Frank Marshall and campaigning documentary veteran Alex Gibney, whose
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Doc Corner: 'Icarus' Doesn't Fly

By Glenn Dunks

It is easy to see why Netflix purchased Icarus for a record five-million dollars. Charting director-and-subject Bryan Fogel’s attempts to prove how easily it is for athletes to dope and how easy it is to get away with it before getting sucked into the Russian Olympic doping scandal of 2015, it’s a premise that swings between two wildly popular forms of documentary. But blending the personality theatrics of Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me with true crime, Icarus ultimately isn’t able to replicate the entertainment and the sheer chutzpah of that 2004 perfect storm of charming lead and grotesquely captivating experiment.

For starters, Fogel greatly overestimates the desire to watch somebody screw the system and (attempt to) get away with it. After all, we live in a world with Lance Armstrong already in it – and it takes Icarus just 58 seconds to feature him in archival sound
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Beth Howard, Producer of Documentaries and Olympic Telecasts, Dies at 52

Beth Howard, a producer of documentaries, Imax films, Olympic telecasts and Emmy-winning programs, has died. She was 52.

Howard died Aug. 8 in Stockton, N.J., after a battle with breast cancer, her husband, Bruce, reported.

Howard partnered with The Kennedy/Marshall Co., The Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, CBS Sports, the NHL, the NBA, the U.S. Tennis Association, the Ioc and USA Network during her career.

She served as a co-producer on The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney's 2013 documentary about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, and on the 2003 feature The Young Black Stallion, both from Kennedy/Marshall.

Howard was "one of...
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Beth Howard, Producer of Documentaries and Olympic Telecasts, Dies at 52

Beth Howard, a producer of documentaries, Imax films, Olympic telecasts and Emmy-winning programs, has died. She was 52.

Howard died Aug. 8 in Stockton, N.J., after a battle with breast cancer, her husband, Bruce, reported.

Howard partnered with The Kennedy/Marshall Co., The Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, CBS Sports, the NHL, the NBA, the U.S. Tennis Association, the Ioc and USA Network during her career.

She served as a co-producer on The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney's 2013 documentary about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, and on the 2003 feature The Young Black Stallion, both from Kennedy/Marshall.

Howard was "one of...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

How ‘Icarus’ Turned a Standup Comic Into an Investigative Journalist With a Netflix Deal

Actor-turned-documentarian Bryan Fogel literally delivered the print of “Icarus” to Sundance 2017 at 8:00Am; the film premiered at 10:00Am. By the end of the screening, “Icarus” was in the midst of a bidding war that was eventually won by Netflix for $5 million.

Fogel is an unexpected documentarian, to say nothing of an investigative journalist. He started out in Hollywood as a standup comic and actor, but found early success as the creator of a hit Coast Playhouse and Broadway play, “Jewtopia,” which he grew into a touring company, a book, and a movie. He eventually came up with the “Icarus” documentary as his next career move.

As a racing cyclist, Fogel thought he could create a “Super Size Me” movie about doping in sports — injecting himself in the butt with steroids to prove how easy it is to evade detection, as Lance Armstrong did for years. Instead, he stumbled
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How ‘Icarus’ Turned a Standup Comic Into an Investigative Journalist With a Netflix Deal

Actor-turned-documentarian Bryan Fogel literally delivered the print of “Icarus” to Sundance 2017 at 8:00 am; the film premiered at 10 am. By the end of the screening, “Icarus” was in the midst of a bidding war that was eventually won by Netflix for $5 million.

Fogel is an unexpected documentarian, to say nothing of an investigative journalist. He started out in Hollywood as a standup comic and actor, but found early success as the creator of a hit Coast Playhouse and Broadway play, “Jewtopia,” which he grew into a touring company, a book, and a movie. He eventually came up with the “Icarus” documentary as his next career move.

As a racing cyclist, Fogel thought he could create a “Super Size Me” movie about doping in sports — injecting himself in the butt with steroids to prove how easy it is to evade detection, as Lance Armstrong did for years. Instead, he stumbled onto
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Icarus review – Netflix doping scandal doc is flawed but fascinating

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel stumbles upon state-sponsored doping in a sometimes clunky, but unquestionably revelatory documentary

Few filmmakers have stumbled upon documentary gold in quite as fortuitous a fashion as Bryan Fogel, the man behind this revelatory account of Russia’s state-sponsored doping program. Primarily a playwright (he wrote an off-Broadway comedy called Jewtopia), Fogel is also a keen amateur cyclist and, in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal, set out to prove just how easy it was to evade cycling’s creaking testing system by competing chemically enhanced in the same prestigious amateur race that he had struggled in the year before. The plan was to boost his best time, pass with flying colours through the urine tests required of all competitors and broadcast the results in muckraking documentary form.

Related: Icarus film finds more than Greek tragedy in Russia doping scandal | Sean Ingle

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How Andy Samberg Convinced Lance Armstrong to Be In “Tour De Pharmacy”

What would it take to get cycling legend Lance Armstrong back into the public eye in a way that he might not be reviled? Well, obviously it didn’t take much since Andy Samberg managed to get him on board for Tour de Pharmacy, an HBO spoof of the Tour de France in which around 170 athletes were seen to fail a drug test. Samberg plays along with John Cena, Orlando Bloom, Freddie Highmore, and many other noted actors to create this over the top comedy that showcases the grueling and demanding race. Given that it is a comedy however one

How Andy Samberg Convinced Lance Armstrong to Be In “Tour De Pharmacy
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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing
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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing
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‘Tour De Pharmacy’: How The HBO Cycling Mockumentary Packed In Its Incredible Stars, Including Lance Armstrong

‘Tour De Pharmacy’: How The HBO Cycling Mockumentary Packed In Its Incredible Stars, Including Lance Armstrong
At the beginning of our interview, grasping for a way to describe the latest weirdo star-studden comedy sports special airing on HBO, IndieWire referred to “Tour De Pharmacy” as “the latest installment in the ‘Legends of Sports’ franchise.”

“I love that you said that,” star/executive producer Andy Samberg said.

“Are we allowed to say we have a franchise? I mean, I’ll take it,” writer Murray Miller said.

Read More: ‘Tour De Pharmacy’ Trailer: Orlando Bloom and Andy Samberg Spoof Doping and Biking in HBO Mockumentary

By “franchise,” we meant the ongoing “30 for 30”-inspired sports mockumentary series that began in the summer of 2015 with “7 Days in Hell,” a star-studded comedy special that chronicled a fictional tennis match that reached absurd heights. Starring Samberg and Kit Harrington, the cast also included Mary Steenburgen, Karen Gillan, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, June Squibb, Michael Sheen, Fred Armisen and more, including narration by Jon Hamm.
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‘Tour De Pharmacy’: How The HBO Cycling Mockumentary Packed In Its Incredible Stars, Including Lance Armstrong

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‘Tour De Pharmacy’: How The HBO Cycling Mockumentary Packed In Its Incredible Stars, Including Lance Armstrong
At the beginning of our interview, grasping for a way to describe the latest weirdo star-studden comedy sports special airing on HBO, IndieWire referred to “Tour De Pharmacy” as “the latest installment in the ‘Legends of Sports’ franchise.”

“I love that you said that,” star/executive producer Andy Samberg said.

“Are we allowed to say we have a franchise? I mean, I’ll take it,” writer Murray Miller said.

Read More: ‘Tour De Pharmacy’ Trailer: Orlando Bloom and Andy Samberg Spoof Doping and Biking in HBO Mockumentary

By “franchise,” we meant the ongoing “30 for 30”-inspired sports mockumentary series that began in the summer of 2015 with “7 Days in Hell,” a star-studded comedy special that chronicled a fictional tennis match that reached absurd heights. Starring Samberg and Kit Harrington, the cast also included Mary Steenburgen, Karen Gillan, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, June Squibb, Michael Sheen, Fred Armisen and more, including narration by Jon Hamm.
See full article at Indiewire »

'Tour de Pharmacy': TV Review

Lance Armstrong plays a key role in the HBO mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy, winking and nudging at the multiple decades that he cheated, contributed to the undermining of the entirety of a sport and lied about it to anybody who would listen. It is only with the respect due to Armstrong for the millions in cancer research money he generated that I politely tell both him and Tour de Pharmacy that it's still time for atonement and remorse and not yet time for mirth.

Fortunately, when it isn't asking you to chuckle along with Armstrong's coy self-awareness, Tour de Pharmacy...
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