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6 items from 2012


NBC and ABC Off-Season Pilots Announce Casting Directors

1 November 2012 6:49 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Two off-cycle network pilots have CDs attached Two off-cycle pilots ordered this development season now have Los Angeles-based casting directors attached. NBC's "After Hours," which focuses on a group of former Army doctors who find themselves reunited on the night shift at a Texas hospital, is set to be cast by Junie Lowry-Johnson and Libby Goldstein, of Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting. The drama, from writer/producer team Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, starts shooting in November in Albuquerque. Meanwhile, ABC's "Trophy Wife" will be cast by Anya Colloff and Michael Nicolo, of Cfb Casting. The comedy features a former party girl (Malin Akerman) who falls in love with a charming older man (Bradley Whitford) and must learn to deal with his three manipulative kids and two ex-wives. Marcia Gay Harden is also set to star. It starts shooting in November. There have been four off-cycle pilots ordered by the networks this season, »

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Ben Affleck's 'Homeland' directing conflict: Jennifer Garner!

31 October 2012 10:15 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Ben Affleck could teach "Homeland's" Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) a thing or two about being a devoted dad and husband.

Accepting the Career Achievement Award at the Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards Oct. 29, the "Argo" filmmaker explained that a deal with his wife of seven years, actress Jennifer Garner, forced him to pass on directing the critically acclaimed Showtime thriller's pilot.

"It's true! I was going to do 'Homeland,'" he admitted, after casting director and Artios winner Libby Goldstein teased him (in rhyming couplets) for backing out. "I liked the show," Affleck shared. "I signed on. The guys were ready."

Turns out he had another commitment -- to his family.

"I don't want to blame it on 'her,'" Affleck continued, "but my wife and I have an arrangement where when she works, I don't work and when I work, she doesn't work. She said, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Why Ben Affleck Passed on Directing 'Homeland' and a Look at the Filmmakers Who Didn't

31 October 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

At the Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards on Monday night, Ben Affleck told the crowd that he had passed on the chance to direct the pilot episode of "Homeland." Per The Hollywood Reporter, the "Argo" filmmaker and star said he had already agreed to helm the first episode of the Showtime drama when his wife Jennifer Garner was offered a role in a film. It was his turn to stay with their kids, and having to head to North Carolina to shoot the episode would make that impossible, so he dropped out: "I was sure nothing would happen with the show,” said Affleck, getting a laugh from the crowd. “Now I hate the f----g show. I’ve never seen it. I’m going to attach myself to 14 pilots this year. What prompted Affleck to tell the story was Libby Goldstein, who had worked on casting Homeland, reading a »

- Alison Willmore

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Why Ben Affleck Passed on Directing 'Homeland' and a Look at the Filmmakers Who Didn't

31 October 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At the Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards on Monday night, Ben Affleck told the crowd that he had passed on the chance to direct the pilot episode of "Homeland." Per The Hollywood Reporter, the "Argo" filmmaker and star said he had already agreed to helm the first episode of the Showtime drama when his wife Jennifer Garner was offered a role in a film. It was his turn to stay with their kids, and having to head to North Carolina to shoot the episode would make that impossible, so he dropped out: "I was sure nothing would happen with the show,” said Affleck, getting a laugh from the crowd. “Now I hate the f----g show. I’ve never seen it. I’m going to attach myself to 14 pilots this year. What prompted Affleck to tell the story was Libby Goldstein, who had worked on casting Homeland, reading a »

- Alison Willmore

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Casting Society Presents 2012 Artios Awards

29 October 2012 8:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Casting Society of America tonight announced the winners of the 28th Annual Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting. The Big Budget Feature Drama award went to Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee for The Help. Mindy Marin and Kara Lipson (Associate) received the Big Budget Feature Comedy award for Crazy, Stupid Love. There was a tie for Television Series Drama. The honor was shared by Mark Saks and John Andrews (Associate) for The Good Wife and Judy Henderson, Craig Fincannon (Location Casting), Lisa Mae Fincannon (Location Casting) for Homeland. Nicole Sullivan hosted the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The New York ceremony was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. Here is the complete list of winners: Big Budget Feature – Drama The Help, Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee Big Budget Feature – Comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, Mindy Marin, Kara Lipson (Associate) Feature – Studio or Independent – Drama My Week With Marilyn, Deborah Aquila, »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Homeland sweeps the Primetime Emmys, Kidman and Davis miss out

23 September 2012 11:52 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Showtime series Homeland swept the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards netting popular awards for Damien Lewis (Best Actor), Claire Danes (Best Actress), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Best Drama Series.

The Primetime wins helped Homeland secure its place as the Emmy's surprise hit of 2012. Lewis beat out Emmy favourites Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston, who himself won the award twice for his role as Walter White in AMC.s Breaking Bad.

HBO.s Game Change tied with Homeland with four awards won, including Jay Roach.s Best Director for a Miniseries and Outstanding Miniseries. Combined with the Creative Arts Emmy wins, Homeland won a collective six awards this Emmy season.

Despite Showtime.s popular wins, HBO came out on top earning six awards in total for their programs nominated. ABC came soon after with five awards with its flagship show Modern Family earning an Outstanding Directing for a »

- Anthony Soegito

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