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‘A Ghost Story’: How Shane Carruth Helped David Lowery Break Free of His Rigid Sense of Time

14 July 2017 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At its heart, “A Ghost Story” is a meditation on the enormity of time. It’s a topic writer and director David Lowery has on his mind quite a bit, so much that he can turn simple matters in his personal life into an existential crisis.

“I remember wanting to buy a vintage movie poster on eBay,” said Lowery, when he was a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. “[T]hen thinking, well, I shouldn’t spend the money on this because in 200 years I’m going to be dead and a million years after that the poster’s not going to exist anymore, so what’s the point.”

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The jumping off point for “A Ghost Story” stemmed from an argument Lowery and his wife were having about moving out of their small rental house in Dallas. Just like with the poster, »

- Chris O'Falt

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Danny Cohen: wait for top TV writers can be up to three years

14 July 2017 5:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

“Power of the writer has increased,” says former BBC TV boss.

Former BBC director of television Danny Cohen has cautioned that the waiting period for top writers can now stretch up to three years.

Speaking this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, the Access Entertainment president discussed the growing power of top TV writers.

“The power of the writer in the TV industry has increased in recent years, both commercially and creatively,” he said.

He added that the shift has occurred as a result of growing competition among global networks and increasing drama budgets.

Remuneration for top writers has also increased, he added.

“Some screenwriters are doing very well. There’s a top tier who are doing extremely well. I’m sure there are some among them who say they should be doing even better and I think there’s always an argument for that.”

Cohen asserted that some TV writers were now as in-demand as top »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Emmy Nominee Reactions 2017: Millie Bobby Brown, Ryan Murphy, RuPaul, and More Celebrate Their Nominations

13 July 2017 2:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Emmy nominations caused quite a stir when they were announced this morning, causing mixed reactions from fans that ranged from excited to disheartened. But no one was more elated than this year’s nominees, many of whom expressed their gratitude with written statements, while others took to Twitter and Instagram to share their excitement.

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If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try try try try try try try again! #Emmys2017 #Hoc pic.twitter.com/NkABF5qRTb

Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) July 13, 2017

David Gelb, Creator, “Chef’s Table”

“We are honored and thrilled for this recognition of the hard work and talent of our relentless production and post teams. We are deeply grateful to our incredible chefs for letting us into their lives (and feeding us), and to »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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Emmys 2017: Charlie Brooker talks Netflix and 'Black Mirror'

2 July 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The series’ creator reveals to Screen why his partnership with Netflix has given him the opportunity to push even more creative boundaries.

For UK writer and comedian Charlie Brooker, television anthology series Black Mirror, which he created in 2011, has propelled his name onto the international stage. Depicting satirical and often dark visions of our near future, the show now has a home in the ever-expanding Netflix stable.

The first two series — produced by UK outfit Zeppotron for media major Endemol in 2011 and 2013, and each comprising three 60-minute episodes — were broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK to critical acclaim. The series was belatedly brought to the Us in late 2013 via DirecTV’s Audience Network. After a one-off Christmas special in 2014, the rights were then picked up by SVoD giant Netflix in a reported $40m deal.

The Us company ordered an extended 12-episode run, broken up into two series, the first of which debuted on the platform in October »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Emmys 2017: Charlie Brooker talks working with Netflix on 'Black Mirror'

2 July 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The series’ creator reveals to Screen why his partnership with Netflix has given him the opportunity to push even more creative boundaries.

For UK writer and comedian Charlie Brooker, television anthology series Black Mirror, which he created in 2011, has propelled his name onto the international stage. Depicting satirical and often dark visions of our near future, the show now has a home in the ever-expanding Netflix stable.

The first two series — produced by UK outfit Zeppotron for media major Endemol in 2011 and 2013, and each comprising three 60-minute episodes — were broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK to critical acclaim. The series was belatedly brought to the Us in late 2013 via DirecTV’s Audience Network. After a one-off Christmas special in 2014, the rights were then picked up by SVoD giant Netflix in a reported $40m deal.

The Us company ordered an extended 12-episode run, broken up into two series, the first of which debuted on the platform in October »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Emmys 2017: Charlie Brooker talks collaborating with Netflix on 'Black Mirror'

2 July 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The series’ creator reveals to Screen why his partnership with Netflix has given him the opportunity to push even more creative boundaries.

For UK writer and comedian Charlie Brooker, television anthology series Black Mirror, which he created in 2011, has propelled his name onto the international stage. Depicting satirical and often dark visions of our near future, the show now has a home in the ever-expanding Netflix stable.

The first two series — produced by UK outfit Zeppotron for media major Endemol in 2011 and 2013, and each comprising three 60-minute episodes — were broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK to critical acclaim. The series was belatedly brought to the Us in late 2013 via DirecTV’s Audience Network. After a one-off Christmas special in 2014, the rights were then picked up by SVoD giant Netflix in a reported $40m deal.

The Us company ordered an extended 12-episode run, broken up into two series, the first of which debuted on the platform in October »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: 7 reasons to get excited

28 June 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 30, 2017

Channel 4 and Amazon are bringing us a Phillip K Dick anthology series that's worth getting excited about...

Philip K. Dick’s writing has been translated to the screen numerous times, with most of the results being brilliant in their own ways: Blade Runner remains one of the best-loved sci-fi films of all time; Minority Report stands out as one of the best Tom Cruise movies; Total Recall, the first one, has cult classic status; and The Man In The High Castle has really captured imaginations over the last couple of years.

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Now, Amazon and Channel 4 are teaming up to offer fans an unprecedented number of Dick-adapted stories all at once. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series, arriving this autumn, which gives short stories from the iconic author a Black Mirror sort of treatment. »

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‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker On His Affinity For “Idea-Based Dramas” And What’s To Come In Season 4

22 June 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

An English broadcaster and comedic personality, Charlie Brooker is best known internationally for creating Black Mirror, the BAFTA Award-winning, Netflix original anthology series that has shaken the world with its varied, ever daunting portraits of a technologically-driven near future. In the series—a wide-ranging work of speculative fiction, which has proven prescient more than once—each episode employs a different cast of actors to explore themes linked to the… »

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The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

20 June 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TV has never been more beautiful, more daring, and more dramatic, and that’s owed to the new level of talent being given a chance to redefine what might be possible within this medium today. Since the dawn of the 21st century, we’ve witnessed an incredible array of directors (some native to TV, some fleeing the fluctuating feature film world) come to episodic storytelling to discover its potential.

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True story: We began this list with a wider range of genres in mind, but the number of shows we wanted to recognize grew so large that we decided to split it into drama and comedy series (we’ll get to comedies down the line). This is also the ritual place where we acknowledge that “The Sopranos,” if it had premiered just a little bit later, would have »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

20 June 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TV has never been more beautiful, more daring, and more dramatic, and that’s owed to the new level of talent being given a chance to redefine what might be possible within this medium today. Since the dawn of the 21st century, we’ve witnessed an incredible array of directors (some native to TV, some fleeing the fluctuating feature film world) come to episodic storytelling to discover its potential.

Read More: The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

True story: We began this list with a wider range of genres in mind, but the number of shows we wanted to recognize grew so large that we decided to split it into drama and comedy series (we’ll get to comedies down the line). This is also the ritual place where we acknowledge that “The Sopranos,” if it had premiered just a little bit later, would have »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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Tomorrow’s World: Part 2 – Modern Sci-Fi, the technology around the corner and how it may destroy us

17 June 2017 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on modern sci-fi, the technology around the corner and how it may destroy us…

As far as Science Fiction goes, the film and TV shows that audiences have watched over the years have often featured some sense of foreboding. What happens if… This could be James Cameron’s Terminator which shows a world in which human beings keep on pushing the limits of technology to achieve military dominance, only for those machines to become self-aware and enslave humanity. It’s our ever-growing greed and quest for perfection that ultimately pushes us further away from our own humanity. As technology develops, everything becomes easier, but at what price?

Like Cameron’s vision, plenty of science fiction films and TV shows warn us of the dangers of crossing human ambition with technology. As far as human technological development is concerned though, there have been huge strides forward since the turn of the century. »

- Amie Cranswick

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How a Chance Encounter With Terrence Malick Turned Trey Edward Shults Into a Filmmaker

16 June 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Trey Edward Shults was 18 years old, he went to Hawaii for the summer to stay with his aunt Krisha – yes, the same Krisha who starred in his 2016 breakout “Krisha.” His aunt was connected to small filmmaking community on the island and got her nephew jobs working on commercials and other productions.

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“I lucked out and got on this Terrence Malick movie,” said Shults when he was guest on IndeWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. The small crew, sans Malick, was shooting footage of a volcano for the documentary “Voyage of Time.”

“It was five guys with an IMAX camera,” said Shults. “I loved movies, but I didn’t know how they were made, really. I didn’t even get what the guy [the film loader] in the changing bag with the film was »

- Chris O'Falt

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‘Black Mirror’ Becoming a Book Series Is a Brilliant Move to a ‘High-Tech Paper Format’

16 June 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This is a “Black Mirror” twist we didn’t see coming.

The technoparanoia anthology Netflix series will be turning into a book series by Penguin Random House, series creator Charlie Brooker announced on Twitter earlier this week with a cheeky post that touted the move to a “high tech ‘paper’ format.” He then linked off to the Random House Books site that has more information about the first volume. The description reads:

“Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix original series Black Mirror, this book takes the very essence of the globally acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world. This is Black Mirror in book form, allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different—and more disturbing—light. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Black Mirror’ Becoming a Book Series Is a Brilliant Move to a ‘High-Tech Paper Format’

16 June 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This is a “Black Mirror” twist we didn’t see coming.

The technoparanoia anthology Netflix series will be turning into a book series by Penguin Random House, series creator Charlie Brooker announced on Twitter earlier this week with a cheeky post that touted the move to a “high tech ‘paper’ format.” He then linked off to the Random House Books site that has more information about the first volume. The description reads:

“Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix original series Black Mirror, this book takes the very essence of the globally acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world. This is Black Mirror in book form, allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different—and more disturbing—light. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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When Does ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Premiere? Netflix Releases Titles & Cast Of New Season

15 June 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Netflix has released the latest info on Black Mirror season four, including episode titles, directors, and cast members. Netflix Releases Black Mirror Info Season three of the popular tech-horror show lasted six episodes in October 2016, leaving six remaining for probably fall 2017. Creator Charlie Brooker dropped some hints about the fate of season four. “When we did […]

  Source: uInterview

The post When Does ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Premiere? Netflix Releases Titles & Cast Of New Season appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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‘Black Mirror’: Netflix Submits Episodes as Movies in Sneaky Emmys Strategy

15 June 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix isn’t messing around with the 2017 Emmys. First, the streaming network released a flood of high-profile contenders in May — right before eligibility closed — in order to boost awareness. It even broke its own Friday release strategy to get “House of Cards” out at the very end of the month. Meanwhile, Netflix has been operating a giant FYSee space in Beverly Hills, where they host screenings and panels to schmooze TV Academy voters.

Now that the ballots are out (voting runs from June 12 to June 26), Netflix has stacked the deck in its favor one more way: category changes. Namely, they moved a couple of key limited series to the TV Movie category in order to increase their shot at nominations.

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Black Mirror” is the biggest shake-up. Charlie Brooker’s cult hit stood a »

- Ben Travers

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Black Mirror: Netflix Anthology Series Coming to Bookstores

14 June 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of Black Mirror are in for a treat. Entertainment Weekly reports the Netflix TV show will soon be available as a series of books.Created by Charlie Brooker, the UK anthology drama features stories that explore modern society’s relationship with technology. Season three, which premiered in October 2016, stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Mackenzie Davis, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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5 Great Series With Criminally Underrated Craft Work, From ‘Big Little Lies’ to ‘Transparent’

14 June 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When it comes to awards, below the line nominations often go to the boldest and most obvious examples of craft. The inventive red robes are the iconic image of the dystopian world of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The lavish sets and intricate set dressings of real locations capture the grandeur of royal life in “The Crown.” The evocative fantasy world and epic battles are VFX creations that make “Game of Thrones” like no other show on television.

All of these are elements of craft that are worthy of recognition – except, this year “Game of Thrones” won’t be back until July and that means someone else will take home a VFX trophy. More importantly, there are plenty of other examples of below-the-line artistry that are less obvious by design, and play an equally important role in storytelling.

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- Chris O'Falt

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Black Mirror to be adapted into a book series

14 June 2017 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has made quite an impact since its inception in 2011. The show made waves domestically, as well as internationally, until it was eventually shipped over to Netflix streaming for a phenomenal third season.

With a fourth season currently in the works, series creator Brooker certainly has his hands full. However, Brooker has now announced another Black Mirror project is being developed: a book series. The books will follow the same anthology format as the show, with each story being written by a different notable writer.

Brooker took to Twitter to make the announcement, and also to poke fun at the ironic medium for this upcoming project:

We're pleased to announce Black Mirror will soon be available in high-tech 'paper' format: https://t.co/FWk6s5bND5 #BlackMirrorBook

Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) June 13, 2017

This seems like a great fit for the Black Mirror universe. Horror anthologies have always thrived in literature, »

- Jordan Jones

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A series of Black Mirror books are on the way

14 June 2017 3:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jun 14, 2017

It's been announced that the world of Black Mirror will be extending to three new anthology books...

If you can't get enough of Charlie Brooker's misery-heavy technological nightmare fuel, you're in luck. Supply is increasing to meet demand - in the form of three new Black Mirror anthology books set to be published by Del Rey in 2018.

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Brooker took to his Twitter account yesterday to announce the project...

We're pleased to announce Black Mirror will soon be available in high-tech 'paper' format: https://t.co/FWk6s5bND5 #BlackMirrorBook

Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) June 13, 2017

Del Rey are calling it "an exciting collaboration between Charlie Brooker and leading fiction writers" and say "this book takes the very essence of the globally-acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories »

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