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Emmy Nomination Aside, RuPaul ‘Never Can Be’ Part of the Establishment

23 August 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nobody takes the directive “You Better Work!” to heart more than RuPaul Charles.

From club kid performer to chart-topping singer (“Supermodel”) to hit reality TV mogul, RuPaul has gone through more careers than wigs over the years. But underneath the pancake make-up, he has always been a savvy entrepreneur – one who succeeded in nearly every part of the entertainment industry while staying true to himself and his beliefs.

“I’m happy that the industry has acknowledged our show,” he told IndieWire, after news broke of his Emmy nod for Outstanding Reality Host. “However, being nominated is being part of the establishment, and drag is not part of the establishment. It never will be, it never can be.”

Read More: Emmys 2016: ‘Her Story’ Nomination Is the Cinderella Story Trans Creators Needed

For those on the other side of the rainbow, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (referred to simply as “Drag Race »

- Jude Dry

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Emmy Nomination Aside, RuPaul ‘Never Can Be’ Part of the Establishment

23 August 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobody takes the directive “You Better Work!” to heart more than RuPaul Charles.

From club kid performer to chart-topping singer (“Supermodel”) to hit reality TV mogul, RuPaul has gone through more careers than wigs over the years. But underneath the pancake make-up, he has always been a savvy entrepreneur – one who succeeded in nearly every part of the entertainment industry while staying true to himself and his beliefs.

“I’m happy that the industry has acknowledged our show,” he told IndieWire, after news broke of his Emmy nod for Outstanding Reality Host. “However, being nominated is being part of the establishment, and drag is not part of the establishment. It never will be, it never can be.”

Read More: Emmys 2016: ‘Her Story’ Nomination Is the Cinderella Story Trans Creators Needed

For those on the other side of the rainbow, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (referred to simply as “Drag Race »

- Jude Dry

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Portraits of Genius Dominate the Emmy Nonfiction Field

18 August 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Examining one amazing life defines this year’s lauded non-fiction contenders. In the documentary or nonfiction special category, all the nominees are films about one hyper-creative person. Although the groundbreaking artists have died, in various ways they all participated in the making of their respective nonfiction portrait.

The Emmy-nominated makers of “Listen to Me Marlon” (Showtime), “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” (HBO), and “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (Netflix) crafted their intimate stories without ever meeting their subjects. Jacob Bernstein tackled the life of his mother on-and-off the page in HBO’s “Everything Is CopyNora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted.” The last on-camera interviews with helmer Mike Nichols are the foundation of Doug McGrath’s “Becoming Mike Nichols,” (the third HBO contender in the category) a look back at the groundbreaking comic performer and director’s outstanding showbiz debuts.

Access to legendary actor Marlon Brando’s archive of personal cassette recordings held by his estate bolstered Stevan Riley’s »

- Kathy A. McDonald

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DVD Review: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

2 August 2016 4:36 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's Mapplethorpe: Looks at the Pictures is a compelling slice of the art world from every angle. With a tight focus on decoding the myth of iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, this documentary is entrancing to watch if only because it manages to turn its subject into an enigma while it explores his life. Part paean for the artist, part exposé of Mapplethorpe as a man, Looks at the Pictures is a treat for audiences. What unfolds throughout this documentary is a careful, if somewhat typical examination.

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Nat Geo Acquires Climate Change Pic from Leonardo DiCaprio, Partners with Katie Couric on Gender Doc

30 July 2016 1:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

National Geographic Channel has acquired the worldwide rights to an untitled climate change feature documentary produced by Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, the cable network announced at their Television Critics Association summer press tour panel Saturday. NatGeo plans to release the film theatrically in New York and Los Angeles in October, followed by a global premiere on National Geographic Channels worldwide preceding the U.S. election in November.

The film presents an account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe. Audiences are presented with visual evidence of a worsening environmental crisis that is inflicting irreversible damage on landscapes from Greenland to Indonesia, disturbing the balance of our planet’s climate and hastening the extinction of beloved animals. DiCaprio interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide their views on what must be done today – and in the future – to transition »

- Laura Prudom

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Lgbtq Filmmakers Grapple With The Responsibility Of Eulogizing Orlando Nightclub Shooting

29 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Buoyed by the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, things looked really good for Lgbtq people at the start of 2016. Then came the Orlando massacre, and with it the reminder that queer people were not safe, not even within the comforts provided by its culture.

That was only six weeks ago, but it seems longer. Orlando has fallen out of the news cycle — for the media, too many fresher tragedies take precedence. There’s the police murders of black men, an assassin’s murders of police and the public in Dallas, the Nice attacks, and even another Florida nightclub shooting, this one in Fort Myers. And for the public, the crises converge. There were signs remembering Orlando at Black Lives Matter rallies, and the Lgbtq community responded to Orlando with anti-gun rallies and messages of support for Muslims.

This puts Lgbtq culture in a familiar position: If the threats to »

- Jude Dry

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RuPaul's Drag Race: Season Nine Renewal for Logo Series

20 July 2016 8:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is RuPaul's Drag Race cancelled? Not today Satan, not today! Logo has renewed the popular RuPaul's Drag Race TV show for a ninth season.A reality competition show, Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race TV series is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang, and RuPaul Charles executive producing. Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola executive produce for Logo.Read More… »

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Logo Renews ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ for Season 9, Greenlights Reality Series from Kelly Ripa

20 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Logo has renewed “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for a ninth season, Variety has learned. The Viacom-owned cabler has also greenlit a new reality series from Kelly Ripa.

The “Drag Race” renewal comes after the competition show landed two Emmy nominations — one for RuPaul as outstanding reality host, and another for costumes.

“Season 9 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ will be bigger, better and more twisted than ever,” said RuPaul, host and exec producer. “Thank you, Logo, for continuing to provide a powerful platform for these brave, gorgeous and creative souls to tell their stories. They represent the hopes and dreams of all the outsiders around the world.”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is Logo’s highest-rated series. The drag queen competition has become a franchise for the cable net with an “All Stars” spinoff, which heads into its second season on Aug. 25. The flagship series is produced by World of Wonder with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato »

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Win Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures on DVD

18 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures on 1st August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Directed and produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Inside Deep Throat, The Last Beekeeper) Mapplethorpe is an intimate look into the life of a trailblazing artist dedicated to making photography into […]

The post Win Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures on DVD appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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James Franco, Sundance’s John Cooper Tapped for Outfest Awards

7 July 2016 4:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Outfest has announced that James Franco and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper will receive the festival’s honorary awards.

Franco has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural James Schamus Ally Award, created to honor the efforts of an individual in bringing Lgbtq stories to the forefront. The award, given to a straight ally of the Lgbtq community, will be presented by Gus Van Sant to Franco prior to the Special Centerpiece screening of “King Cobra” on July 16 at the DGA.

“The only thing more moving to me than being honored by Outfest is having an honor named after me by Outfest,” said Schamus. “That James Franco will be the first recipient of this new award makes this doubly an honor. Also, this means I am really old.”

Franco said, “I am thrilled to have my name linked with such a Hollywood legend and someone who shepherded all kinds of stories. »

- Dave McNary

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Tarantino touches down at Jerusalem fest

7 July 2016 5:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director is at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival to accompany a screening of Pulp Fiction.

Iconic Us film-maker Quentin Tarantino is one of a number of high-profile international guests attending this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival (July 7-17). Tarantino is in town to accompany a screening of his 1994 feature, the Palme d’Or and Oscar-winning neo-noir black comedy Pulp Fiction. The film will be projected from a restored 35mm print from Tarantino’s personal archive.

The sold-out screening will take place at the Cinematheque tomorrow at 10pm. The director will participate in a live on-stage conversation following the film. Tarantino, who last visited Israel in 2009 to promote his Second World War thriller Inglourious Basterds, will also be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the festival’s opening ceremony tonight.

Another high-profile director attending the festival is Whit Stillman, who will participate in a Meet The Filmmaker event after a screening of his latest feature, the Kate Beckinsale »

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Cinema Eye Names Semifinalists for Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television

20 June 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Now entering its tenth year, Cinema Eye, the organization that recognizes outstanding work in nonfiction film, today announced the ten films that have been named as semifinalists for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television. Films eligible for this award must have aired or broadcast between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016, which explains why O.J.: Made in America, Ezra Edelman’s stunning five-part documentary series for Espn, which premiered June 11, didn’t make the list. Among the documentaries recognized this year are HBO Documentary FilmsMapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures by documentary veterans Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, A&E’s Happy Valley, […] »

- Paula Bernstein

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Bravo Developing 7 New Series, Including Game Show & New Andy Cohen Project

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

Bravo is beefing up their development slate with seven new unscripted series, including a new Andy Cohen celebrity-filled project, “Look Who’s Hosting Live.”

The new development slate also includes a show hosted by “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Ryan Serhant, a new real estate show and even a game show.

“With this development slate, we are building on Bravo’s robust and successful tradition of buzzy, unique format shows,” said Lara Spotts, Bravo’s Svp of Development.. “It’s a diverse collection of shows which all include the signature Bravo wink and delicious drama that our viewers love to unwind to.”

Bravo is home to mostly unscripted shows, including the popular “Real Housewives” franchise,” which recently expanded with installments in Potomac and Dallas. The NBCUniversal cabler broke into scripted programming with dramedy “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce,” which just landed a mega three-season renewal, then comedy “Odd Mom Out, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dogwoof inks 'Mapplethorpe' deals

11 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary about renowned photographer has gone to multiple territories.

UK documentary specialist Dogwoof has struck several deals on Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures as the Cannes Marché kicks off.

The documentary about the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe has gone to Germany and Australia (Kool Films), Switzerland (Cineworx), Hong Kong (Edko), South Korea (Aud) and Hungary (Cinefil).

The company previously closed deals at Efm for Scandinavia, Baltics and Iceland (Non Stop Entertainment) and Italy (Wanted).  

Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and produced by Katharina Otto-Bernstein, the film coincides with two landmark retrospectives of Mapplethorpe’s work.

Also on Dogwoof’s Cannes slate are Louise Osmond’s Ken Loach doc Versus: The Life And Films Of Ken Loach, and Alma Har’el’s fever-doc LoveTrue, which is executive produced by Shia Labeouf.

Read Screen’s Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures review. »

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Million Dollar Listing San Francisco: Cancelled; No Season Two for Bravo Series

28 April 2016 12:57 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bravo has cancelled the Million Dollar Listing San Francisco TV series after its first season. Kathleen Pender of SFGate.com reports Bravo has confirmed it will not renew the newest installment in the Million Dollar Listing franchise, for a second season. The other series in the franchise are Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Million Dollar Listing New York, and Million Dollar Listing Miami.

Season one of Million Dollar Listing San Francisco ran for nine episodes from July 8 to September 2, 2015. The show followed real estate agents, Justin Fichelson, Andrew Greenwell, and Roh Habibi, trying to outsell each other in an emerging market. The series was produced by World of Wonder. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, and Danielle King executive produced.

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Bravo Orders New Unscripted Shows From Ryan Seacrest, Andy Cohen

27 April 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bravo unveiled a slate of six new unscripted series Wednesday, including shows from Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen.

In addition to its new series, Bravo has renewed “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Manzo’d with Children,” “Flipping Out,” and “Don’t Be Tardy,” for summer premieres, as well as “Married to Medicine Atlanta,” “Below Deck,” “Ladies of London,” “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Vanderpump Rules” to premiere later this year.

Among the new series is “Relative Success With Tabatha Coffey,” in which Coffey offers advice to small business owners; “Yours, Mine or Ours,” a real-estate show executive produced by Ryan Seacrest; “Then & Now With Andy Cohen,” a show looking back at moments in Generation X and Baby Boomer popular culture; “Summer House,” about a group of friends sharing a beach house; “Oklahoma City,” about a group of »

- Daniel Holloway

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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures review – justice is done to a brilliant photographer

21 April 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Robert Mapplethorpe transformed the rhetoric of porn into stunning imagery and this flawed documentary does his work justice

Robert Mapplethorpe is the subject of this interesting if flawed documentary study by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey; he was the brilliant photographer and artist whose genius was to absorb and transform the visual rhetoric of porn into stunning, provocative images. His Warholian career ran in parallel with the heyday of New York’s promiscuous gay scene, and his final Aids-related illness lent a crepuscular grandeur to the success of his last exhibitions. Maybe only Dominick Dunne or Tom Wolfe could do justice to it. Interestingly, controversy surrounding Mapplethorpe’s work took off only once his status as an artist had been fully established – the reactionary campaigns against his photography happened after his death in 1989.

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Why We'll Never Forget Robert Mapplethorpe

5 April 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Robert Mapplethorpe decided he was an important artist long before he was even making important art. Growing up in 1950s Queens, New York, he escaped to art school in Brooklyn, searching for a way to transform himself. He was the outcast who took drugs and dressed weird, until he found his path to stardom. That ambition shines through in the new HBO documentary, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. Directed by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey — the producers of RuPaul's Drag Race who have also examined oddballs and outliers in documentaries such as Party Monster, »

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HBO's 'Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures' Doc Raises Questions, Producer Has Answers

5 April 2016 4:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At January's Sundance Film Festival, many people went to see Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's documentary "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" freighted with expectations. Now the well-reviewed portrait of the artist is finally airing on HBO, as several major exhibitions of his art are on view at the La County and Getty museums as well as Norway and the U.K.    Several questions raised by the documentary—like, where was Patti Smith, who memorably wrote her memoir "Just Kids" for her first big love?— are answered below by New York producer and art expert Katharina Otto-Bernstein ("Absolute Wilson"), whose Film Manufacturers Inc. backs international narrative and documentaries.   Still in the works: Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame is set to play Mapplethorpe in Ondi Timoner's feature starring Zosia Mamet ("Girls") as Patti Smith.  Watch: Exclusive Clip of HBO Mapplethorpe »

- Anne Thompson

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Brace Yourself: Robert Mapplethorpe Is More Uncensored than Ever In Exclusive Clip and HBO Documentary

4 April 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the exclusive clip above, we learn about how Robert Mapplethorpe wasn't necessarily eager to expose himself on camera – a stance in sharp contrast to the boundaries he pushed with his photography, as revealed in the new HBO documentary "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures." Read More: HBO Needs to Release All of 'Togetherness' Season 2 Right Now For additional insight, directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato spoke to Indiewire via email about why they took on the challenge of telling Mapplethorpe's story, as well as how projects like "Look at the Pictures" help them in the production of other projects Bailey and Barbato work on, like the reality competition series "RuPaul's Drag Race." Their thoughts on what Mapplethorpe meant to the art world, and why they were inspired to take on the topic, are below. What was the most important aspect of Mapplethorpe's career that you wanted to communicate with the film? »

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