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13 items from 2016


Barry: Sarah Goldberg Cast in HBO Pilot from Bill Hader

3 February 2016 4:34 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has cast Sarah Goldberg opposite Bill Hader, in its new TV show pilot, Barry. Goldberg was in the cast of Hindsight, which VH1 cancelled after its first season, only after renewing it for a second. It seems hindsight is 20/20.

HBO ordered the Barry pilot last month. Hader’s title character is a former Marine, working as a Midwestern hitman. In addition to starring, Hader is co-writing, directing and executive producing, as part of his HBO deal. Alec Berg is also set to co-write and executive produce.

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Barry: HBO Orders Hitman Comedy Pilot with Bill Hader

12 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has ordered a pilot for the Barry TV series. Saturday Night Live vet, Bill Hader, plays the title role. Hader is also co-writing, directing and executive producing it too, as part of his HBO deal.

Silicon Valley's Alec Berg is co-writing and executive producing. Hader's title character is a former Marine, working as a Midwestern hitman.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Bang, Bang! Bill Hader Is Going to Get You As a Hitman in HBO Sitcom Pilot for Barry

11 January 2016 2:14 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Bill Hader will be wearing a lot of hats for HBO, as he plans to write, direct, and star in a sitcom pilot called Barry where he plays a former Marine and low-rent hitman. Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg co-wrote the pilot and will also produce alongside Hader. The pilot is the result of a development deal that Hader signed with the network back in 2014, which Deadline reports will have a lonely and dissatisfied Barry traveling to L.A. to kill someone, only to discover "an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene." See? Improv saves lives! »

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HBO Orders Bill Hader Comedy Pilot ‘Barry’

11 January 2016 10:18 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has ordered “Barry,” a half-hour comedy pilot from “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader, Variety has confirmed.

The pilot centers around an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the La theater scene.

Hader serves as writer, director, executive producer and star on the project, which is a product of his development deal with the premium cabler. “Silicon Valley” exec producer Alec Berg is also co-writer and Ep on the pilot.

Hader most recently co-starred in Amy Schumer’s hit comedy “Trainwreck” on the big screen, and co-created and co-stars in IFC’s “Documentary Now!” mockumentary series with fellow “SNL” alums Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers. He’s repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Fred Toczek »

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HBO Orders Hitman Comedy Pilot ‘Barry’ Starring Bill Hader

11 January 2016 9:52 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader is returning to television as the star of his own series. HBO has ordered Barry, a half-hour comedy pilot, starring, co-written and directed by Hader. The project stems from Hader’s exclusive development deal with HBO. Barry, which Hader co-wrote and exec produces with Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg, centers on an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life… »

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'Golden Globes' Winners 2016

10 January 2016 9:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The big day is finally here! The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, January 10, 2016, by NBC. Ricky Gervais will serve as host for the awards ceremony, which begins at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Pt, and we'll be updating this story all night long with all of the award winners as they're announced live on the air.

The three-hour ceremony serves as the official kick-off to awards season and will be aired live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. Et on NBC. Ricky Gervais is returning as host for the fourth time. Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for three consecutive years (2010-12) when the network registered ratings gains from the previous two telecasts. Over that 2010-12 span, the Golden Globes averaged a 5.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 17 million viewers overall, which was a 6% increase from the »

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The Golden Globes Awards Winners In Full

10 January 2016 5:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We have been live-blogging the Golden Globe awards over here and on our Twitter page, but now all of the awards have been dished out and the talent are off to the after parties. Here are all of the winners from this evening’s proceedings.

Winners In Bold.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Carol (Number 9 Films; The Weinstein Company)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Kennedy Miller Mitchell; Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Revenant (Regency Enterprises; Twentieth Century Fox) – **Winner**

Room (Element Pictures / No Trace Camping; A24)

Spotlight (Anonymous Content / Participant Media / First Look; Open Road Films)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room – **Winner**

Rooney MaraCarol

Saoirse Ronan –  Brooklyn

Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

Bryan CranstonTrumbo

Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant – **Winner**

Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne »

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Date Announced

7 January 2016 4:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 24, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt). Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, April 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode third season Sunday, April 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The Emmy-winning and »

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Writers Guild Of America awards nominees revealed

6 January 2016 11:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The 2016 Writers Guild of America awards winners have been announced. In the original screenplay category Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies will be going up against the likes of Sicario, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton and Trainwreck, while the adapted screenplay sees The Big Short compete against Carol, The Martian, Steve Jobs and Trumbo.

The awards also take in documentary material, and television productions. You can see the rest of the nominations below.

Screenplay Nominations

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures

Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate

Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures

Trainwreck, Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the »

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Nominations For The 68th Annual Writers Guild Of America Awards

6 January 2016 10:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Writers Guild of America has just announced the nominations for their annual awards for Best Screenplays (by writers who are guild signatories). That’s right, before you get nervous thinking that your favorite may have been left off the list, you must remember that the WGA is the group that is not all-inclusive and leaves out several of the top contenders each year due to them not being part of the guild or not following their very specific rules. For this reason, you won’t see Inside Out, The Hateful Eight, and Ex Machina in the Original Screenplay category or Room, Brooklyn, or Anomalisa in the Adapted screenplay category.

Taking a look at what’s left over for the nominations, we find many that were expected to make a showing, including Spotlight and Bridge of Spies for Original Screenplay, though they apparently had to sink to really low depths »

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Nominations for the 2016 PGA Awards announced

5 January 2016 2:36 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Producer’s Guild of America has announced that The Big Short, Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton will contest the 2015 Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 2016 PGA Awards.

Traditionally, the majority of PGA Award nominees will also find themselves nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, given that they share many of the same voters. Which probably means bad luck for the likes of Carol and Room.

Here’s a full list of the nominations for film and TV…

Theatrical Motion Picture nominees:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Big Short

Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger

Brooklyn

Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Ex Machina

This film is »

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Straight Outta Compton, The Big Short, Spotlight Among Producers Guild Awards Nominees

5 January 2016 1:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Big Short

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture, long-form television, digital series, sports programs and additional television nominations for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television; Outstanding Sports Program; and Outstanding Digital Series. The feature documentary film category and other television category nominations were previously announced by the PGA in late 2015.

All 2016 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Jim Gianopulos (Milestone Award), Shonda Rhimes (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), David Heyman (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), The Hunting Ground (Stanley Kramer »

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Producers Guild Awards Nominees! See Full List!

5 January 2016 12:16 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for its 27th annual Producers Guild Awards! 10 films are vying for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. And sorry "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Carol," you did not make the cut :sad

The PGA Awards winners will be announced on January 23. Here's the complete list of nominees of the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards:

Theatrical Motion Picture nominees

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Big Short

Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger

Brooklyn

Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Ex Machina

This film is in the process of being vetted for producer eligibility

Mad Max: Fury Road

Producers: Doug Mitchell & George Miller

The Martian

Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam

The Revenant

Producers: Arnon Milchan, »

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