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11 items from 2016


Flatlands: FX Developing PTA Kingpin Drama Series

15 November 2016 8:45 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Never underestimate PTA moms. Deadline reports FX is developing a new TV series called Flatlands.From Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the drama "is set in a multi-ethnic, old-school corner of Brooklyn where a bored PTA mom reinvents herself as a local political kingpin who will do anything — including dismantling her family — to attain power." Previously, the pair wrote the Oscar-nominated film American Splendor.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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FX Developing “Flatlands,” a Series from Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

8 November 2016 12:01 PM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s “Flatlands” has gone into development at FX, Deadline reports. The hour-long serio-comedy comes…

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- Laura Berger

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FX Buys Political Serio-Comedy ‘Flatlands’ From ‘American Splendor’ Duo

7 November 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

FX has put in development Flatlands, an hourlong serio-comedy from Oscar- and Emmy- nominated filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor, HBO’s Cinema Verite) and Likely Story. Co-written and to be directed by Berman and Pulcini, Flatlands is set in a multi-ethnic, old-school corner of Brooklyn where a bored PTA mom reinvents herself as a local political kingpin who will do anything — including dismantling her family — to attain power. Berman… »

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Prominent Female Filmmakers Line Up for Tribeca’s ‘Through Her Lens’ Program

20 October 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tribeca Enterprises and fashion house Chanel have reteamed for the second annual “Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program,” featuring a leadership committee that includes Shari Springer Berman, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones, Jenni Konner, and Catherine Hardwicke, among others.

The program, in collaboration with Pulse Films and facilitated by Tribeca Film Institute, balances industry support and artistic development in order to provide funding for five new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films. Each participant will take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship and peer-to-peer sessions. Additionally, each filmmaker will pitch their project to a jury of industry experts at the conclusion of the program.

Participants will also engage in script-to-screen development, story structure, casting, finding collaborators, and will work with music composers, costume designers, and editors, as well as festival strategy and distribution. Other leadership committee members of this year »

- Arya Roshanian

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‘Through Her Lens’ 2016: Tribeca and Chanel Announce Participants in Second Annual Women’s Filmmaker Program

20 October 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel have announced today the second annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program, which brings together industry support, artistic development and funding to assist and help new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films.

The program has selected five emerging female filmmakers to receive project support, and take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship and peer-to-peer sessions during a three-day session at the end of this month. At the end of the program, each of the filmmakers will pitch her project to a jury of industry experts, and one filmmaker will be awarded full financing to produce her short film. The four other projects will each be awarded grant funds to continue the development of their films.

Read More: Filmmaker Anna Martemucci Wins First-Ever Female-Focused ‘Through Her Lens’ Grant

“We share with Chanel the goal to bring »

- Kate Erbland

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‘The New Yorker Presents’: How Alex Gibney and Kahane Cooperman Curated the Amazon Series

22 June 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, “The New Yorker Presents,” which Amazon revealed in weekly installments starting in February, is unlike anything else. Each of the 10 half-hour episodes is a uniquely curated set of documentary and fiction shorts, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons drawn from the rich content of The New Yorker. Both unexpected and hugely entertaining, the series is up for Emmy consideration in the informational program category.

Look at the range of the first two shows. They include Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) on bull riding, Edwidge Danticat on the connection between Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series” and outbreaks of racist violence in America, Nick Paumgarten on closing the $2.4 billion Revel casino, cartoons by Roz Chast, Benjamin Schwartz, and Liana Finck, a look at The New Yorker’s archive library and fact-checking department, a beekeeper and a man who raises pigeons who work atop tall buildings, and »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The New Yorker Presents’: How Alex Gibney and Kahane Cooperman Curated the Amazon Series

22 June 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, “The New Yorker Presents,” which Amazon revealed in weekly installments starting in February, is unlike anything else. Each of the 10 half-hour episodes is a uniquely curated set of documentary and fiction shorts, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons drawn from the rich content of The New Yorker. Both unexpected and hugely entertaining, the series is up for Emmy consideration in the informational program category.

Look at the range of the first two shows. They include Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) on bull riding, Edwidge Danticat on the connection between Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series” and outbreaks of racist violence in America, Nick Paumgarten on closing the $2.4 billion Revel casino, cartoons by Roz Chast, Benjamin Schwartz, and Liana Finck, a look at The New Yorker’s archive library and fact-checking department, a beekeeper and a man who raises pigeons who work atop tall buildings, and »

- Anne Thompson

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Writers Guild Pushes for Diversity Tax Credit in New York

9 May 2016 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Writers Guild of America East has asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to support providing diversity production credits for TV shows.

The legislation would expand the state’s incentive program to include credits for shows that include writers and directors who are women or people of color.

The WGA East delivered nearly 500 letters to the governor Monday — with high profile signers such as Tina Fey and “Spotlight” writer-director Tom McCarthy — in support of proposed legislation that would designate $5 million of the $420 million Empire State Film Production Tax Credit for productions that hire female or minority writers or directors. It would be the first time a film state tax credit has included a diversity clause.

Signers included “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” scribe Michael Arndt; David Simon (“The Wire”); Robert Carlock (“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”); “Goodfellas” author-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi; Sarah Treem (“The Affair”), Michael H. Weber (“The Fault in Our Stars »

- Dave McNary

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How 'The New Yorker Presents' Got Made for Amazon Streaming

16 February 2016 2:02 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Watch this on The Scene. "The New Yorker Presents" debuted its first two shows at Sundance, where I sat down with series showrunner Kahane Cooperman (winner of 11 Emmys and 2 Peabodys as executive producer of Jon Stewart's “The Daily Show”) and Jigsaw Productions' Stacey Offman. The series debuts February 16th on Amazon. Watch a segment from the series, in which director Alex Gibney and New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright discuss what the CIA knew about the 9/11 hijackers before 9/11, in the clip above.  The series brings together a range of filmmakers for a fascinating mix of shorts and doc features based on content from The New Yorker: Steve James, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Lucy Walker, Dawn Porter and Roger Ross Williams among them. Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, "The New Yorker Presents" is unlike anything you've ever seen before, both unexpected and hugely entertaining, combining documentaries, »

- Anne Thompson

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How 'The New Yorker Presents' Got Made for Amazon Streaming

16 February 2016 2:02 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Watch this on The Scene. "The New Yorker Presents" debuted its first two shows at Sundance, where I sat down with series showrunner Kahane Cooperman (winner of 11 Emmys and 2 Peabodys as executive producer of Jon Stewart's “The Daily Show”) and Jigsaw Productions' Stacey Offman. The series debuts February 16th on Amazon. Watch a segment from the series, in which director Alex Gibney and New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright discuss what the CIA knew about the 9/11 hijackers before 9/11, in the clip above.  The series brings together a range of filmmakers for a fascinating mix of shorts and doc features based on content from The New Yorker: Steve James, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Lucy Walker, Dawn Porter and Roger Ross Williams among them. Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, "The New Yorker Presents" is unlike anything you've ever seen before, both unexpected and hugely entertaining, combining documentaries, »

- Anne Thompson

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Screenplay Categories: Gender by the Numbers

28 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here. Much of the conversation following the nominations has deservedly been about the way this year’s nominees function in many ways as a litmus test for the larger pitfalls of the Academy and the industry at large. Take the screenplay categories. As Phyllis Nagy urged us, we should be celebrating the fact that four female screenwriters were nominated for four different films. It sounds like a cause worth celebrating until you realize a total of twenty screenwriters were cited overall. You have to admit, those are appalling (if yes, unsurprising) numbers. Actually, in the past ten years, only 17 out of 156 nominated screenwriters have been women. Three quick stats about this year's categories and how they may show we might be turning a corner.

01 The last time we had two female nominees in the Best Original Screenplay category was in 2011 when Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo earned a nomination for their Bridesmaids script. »

- Manuel Betancourt

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