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10 items from 2014

Call to form task force to lobby government

16 November 2014 10:07 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi today urged the screen industry guilds to take the lead to devise a comprehensive plan to .sell. to the federal government before the 2016 election. In her welcome address to the Screen Forever conference Tosi listed a number of challenges facing the industry including funding cuts to the ABC, Sbs and Screen Australia, piracy, the uncompetitive location offset and the producer offset which she says requires a few tweaks in the digital era. She also criticised the Meaa for insisting on what she described as .outdated cast importation requirements. and workplace penalty rates including those for overtime rates and travelling allowances.

Relatively low license fees from broadcasters, static commissions and proportionately more imported content than is desirable were also cited.

.We need a strategic, concerted and united effort,. she said. The public has not voiced concerns about keeping the high level of. Australian content on screen »

- Don Groves

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Arrow, Castle, White Collar, Good Wife, Grimm, Elementary, Nashville and More

5 November 2014 3:49 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Is Grey’s Anatomy planning a big cliffhanger for the winter finale, similar to last December’s Jackson/April wedding brouhaha? —Jared

Ausiello: I hear the Nov. 20 episode will end with a cliffhanger, but whether or not it’s on par with the climax in the 2013 fall finale is probably subjective. (For example, Mer/Der fans will likely deem this year’s cliffhanger a bigger deal than last year’s.) Bonus Scoop: It was incorrect of me »

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Extended Agent Carter Clip Features Badass Peggy, Cocky Stark, First Jarvis

4 November 2014 7:19 PM, PST | | See recent news »

ABC’s big Marvel-mercial this Tuesday night included an extended look at the midseason series Marvel’s Agent Carter.

Set in 1946, the drama finds the titular Peggy (played by Hayley Atwell) dealt a serious blow, marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), she must balance administrative work with secret missions for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, reprising his Captain America role), all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, having lost her great love, Steve Rogers.

The eight-episode Agent Carter will debut in January 2015, occupying Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. »

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Once Upon a Time: Has This Dracula Actress Been Cast as Cruella De Vil?

4 November 2014 5:38 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The residents of Once Upon a Time‘s Storybrooke may want to hide their dogs.

Dracula alumna Victoria Smurfit is set to recur on the ABC drama as an “iconic character,” reports.

The details of the role, which will first be teased in the winter finale, are being kept under wraps, but we’ve uncovered some early (possible) clues.

Given the boastful description and Smurfit’s striking looks — not to mention a fan report that Emilie de Ravin was filming a scene with a dalmatian on Monday — we’re placing our bets on the actress playing villainess Cruella de Vil. »

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How to Get Away With Murder Adds Oscar Winner Marcia Gay Harden

4 November 2014 3:35 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Look for Murder to top Marcia Gay Harden‘s list of New Year’s resolutions for 2015.

The Oscar-winning actress, last seen on TV in the lovely but short-lived Trophy Wife, is joining ABC freshman smash How to Get Away With Murder in a mysterious recurring role, TVLine has learned.

While the network declined to give details about Harden’s character, it noted that her stint on the Viola Davis drama will begin after the show’s mid-winter break.

Htgawm will air three more new episodes in 2014 — on Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and a Nov. 20 “winter finale” that promises to return to “the »

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TVLine Items: Suits Reunion, DWTS Tour, 'New' Arrested Season and More

4 November 2014 10:54 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Suits family reunion, Take 2.

The USA Network drama will once again reunite Harvey with his “dad” when star Gabriel Macht’s real-life father, Stephen Macht, returns to the series as Harvard Law professor Gerard, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor will appear in two of Season 4’s back six episodes.

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

* Arrested Development is coming back with fresh laughs! (It’ll all make sense when you read Ron Howard’s caption below.)

Recording new narration for re-edit of @ArrestedDevelopment 4. New footage, new jokes – Feels like a whole new season pic.twitter. »

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Listen to Brad Paisley's New Song 'Crushin' It'

28 July 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Did you miss Brad Paisley's "rogue" publicity stunt on Twitter this weekend - where he posted a clip previewing his upcoming album Moonshine In the Trunk, due Aug. 25, purportedly without his label's permission? Well, have no fear - People Country has the exclusive first (err, second?) listen of "Crushin' It," his possible next single, right here. So has the singer, not particularly known for causing trouble, been drinking some of that moonshine in his trunk? Sony Music Nashville might think so. "I'm going rogue. The label doesn't know I'm doing this. Seriously. But I made a Moonshine preview teaser. »

- Danielle Anderson

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Special Features - The Rules of Reboot: 10 Year Cycle

26 March 2014 11:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the rules of the reboot....

So many comic books are being brought to the big screen that it feels almost critical that they evolve beyond origin stories and break free from the tyranny of their genre.  The danger of all these comic book films has always been a vicious cycle of release, relapse, and reboot. Allow me to explain.


The cycle starts with the release of a comic book film.  In the past, fans had waited 10, 20, 30 years or more for their favorite characters to get the big screen treatment.  There was a ridiculous amount of goodwill stored up and fans were extremely forgiving.  Just seeing the comic book icons of their youth on the big screen was a thrill they never thought they would achieve.


The comic book movie is a hit.  Now the studio rolls a sequel into production.  More often than not, the »

- Gary Collinson

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Parenthood, Ep. 5.16, “The Enchanting Mr. Knight” treads water with relationships and plot

8 March 2014 6:11 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Parenthood, Season 5, Episode 16, “The Enchanting Mr. Knight”

Written by Julia Brownell

Directed by Allison Liddi-Brown

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC

This week, on Parenthood: Julia accepts some blame, Crosby eavesdrops, and Sarah makes a choice

Parenthood knocked it out of the park last week by focusing in on the difficult transitions happening for Julia, Sydney and Victor, and Amy. It was somewhat of a respite, with the various Bravermans coming to each other’s aid and generally being the best versions of themselves. This week that break is extended somewhat, with each of the main storylines in a holding pattern. While the episode is entertaining, it’s far from essential and indicative of the growing pains present this season, with the series that so excellently adapted to a shorter episode order last year straining to expand back to its full 22 episode order.

The most successful scenes this »

- Kate Kulzick

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Fancasting a Morning News Rivalry: The Today Show vs. Good Morning America

2 January 2014 4:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Morning news is about to become more dramatic than you ever imagined - and you'll get to watch it all unfold in a new made-for-tv movie. Lifetime is adapting former New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter’s book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, into a television movie. The book chronicles the fierce rivalry between two flagship morning news programs: ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today. The story focuses on the intrigue surrounding the 2012 ouster of former Today anchor Ann Curry, who left the show when the NBC stalwart began to lose the ratings race to Gma. »

- Melissa Locker

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