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‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed on HBO

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO has renewed “Veep” for a seventh season and “Silicon Valley” for a fifth season, the premium cable network announced Thursday. “Silicon Valley,” created by Mike Judge, stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer. Read More See Julia Louis-Dreyfus's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 6893 “Veep’s” fifth season was the first without creator and original showrunner Armando Iannucci and is currently airing its sixth season under showrunner David Mandel. The show stars Tony »

- Linda Ge

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‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed by HBO

21 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has renewed comedy series “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.” The new seasons for both shows will premiere in 2018.

Currently in its fourth season, “Silicon Valley” has been nominated for 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and won two. The series, about a startup set in the cradle of the tech industry, stars Thomas MiddleditchT.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer. Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky, the series is executive produced by Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg, and Tom Lassally.

In its sixth season, “Veep” is the winner of 12 Primetime Emmy Awards. The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the former vice president and president of the United States. Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson also star. Created by Armando Iannucci, the series is executive produced  by David Mandel, Frank Rich »

- Daniel Holloway

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Exclusive: 'Veep' Star Reid Scott on the Show's 'Brilliant' Move This Season, and What's Next for Dan Egan

8 May 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This season on HBO's Emmy-winning show Veep, Reid Scott's character, Dan Egan, has become 'Danny' Egan and is co-anchoring CBS This Morning. Monday, May 8, the actor himself guest co-hosted the real-life show. Just days earlier, Et sat down with him to talk all things Veep, Dan and being a d***.

Et: Veep started off season 6 by fast-forwarding one year, and the core group had all split up. How did you react when you read the season premiere script?

Reid Scott: I thought it was a brilliant move because so much had happened. When [Selina] loses the election, it's like where do you go from here? Honestly we all wondered if we would even come back! ... But they said, "Of course, we want you guys to come back," and to explore what happens when an administration breaks up and everyone moves on and takes other jobs, it's fun! You get to dig down a little deeper on all »

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Veep stars respond to Australian MP who knocked himself out laughing at episode

3 May 2017 8:16 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus tells Labor MP Graham Perrett to ‘be careful’ after mishap leaves him with black eye and stitches

Writers and stars of Veep have responded incredulously to the news an Australian politician required stitches after knocking himself unconscious while laughing at the new season.

Graham Perrett, a federal Labor MP in Queensland, was eating sushi while watching the Us political satire on Sunday night when “some of the rice went down the wrong way”, causing him to fall and knock himself unconscious.

Related: Armando Iannucci on why he's glad he left Veep: 'I don’t know how I’d respond to America now'

I mean, c'mon, I'm actually having a hard time believing it. But the real question is - what episode? https://t.co/sqGyRT8e0z

@OfficialJLD @DrDayaSharma @James_Jeffrey Episode One in this new series. Where Jonah has the close shave. Pure gold, your highness! »

- Elle Hunt

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Armando Iannucci's 'The Death Of Stalin' gets UK deal

3 May 2017 1:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne boards satirical comedy starring Steve Buscemi.

eOne has struck a deal for UK and Ireland distribution rights to Armando Iannucci’s upcoming feature The Death Of Stalin.

French outfit Gaumont is handling sales on the title, and previously struck a deal for Us rights with IFC.

Based on graphic novel The Death Of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.

Steve Buscemi stars with Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Adrian McLoughlin.

Filming took place in England and Ukraine in summer 2016.

The film is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont. Producers are Yann Zenou, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun and Kevin Loader.

Iannucci, Oscar-nominated for his political satire In The Loop, directed and co-wrote »

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

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Armando Iannucci on why he's glad he left Veep: 'I don’t know how I’d respond to America now'

2 May 2017 7:58 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The creator of The Thick of It discusses spin, the ‘halcyon’ years of George W Bush and being ‘close to the end of the world’

In the Q&A session after his second Sydney appearance, Armando Iannucci – the creator of the HBO series Veep and the BBC’s The Thick of It, and the director of In the Loop – was asked by an audience member what was most to blame for the problem with politics today: the politicians, the journalists or spin?

“Spin,” he said instantly; it was the unseen force influencing both.

In S4 of Veep we came up with the most meaningless election slogan we could think of. Now adopted by Australian Pm. https://t.co/64YmQvImj5

Related: Can’t be bothered to vote? If you’re young, you simply can’t afford not to

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- Elle Hunt

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What It Takes to End a TV Show the Right Way

17 April 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To their credit, the executive producers of the often controversial series “Girls” knew exactly how and when they wanted to end the series. This not only aided fans in preparing for the end, but the creators, as well. The considerable cultural build-up to the finale was made possible because we all knew this was the final season for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s HBO dramedy.

When considering “Girls” conceptually, it makes sense to assume that the clearest way to close this chapter for these leads is to show their growth away from the term girls: They grow up. They’re not “girls” anymore, but women — adults. Whether or not “Girls” succeeded in this kind of approach varies on how people view these characters and their own definitions of what adulthood is, but “Girls” still had a clear ending to target.

While “Girls” and fellow HBO series “The Leftovers” were »

- Maya Reddy

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What It Takes to End a TV Show the Right Way

17 April 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

To their credit, the executive producers of the often controversial series “Girls” knew exactly how and when they wanted to end the series. This not only aided fans in preparing for the end, but the creators, as well. The considerable cultural build-up to the finale was made possible because we all knew this was the final season for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s HBO dramedy.

When considering “Girls” conceptually, it makes sense to assume that the clearest way to close this chapter for these leads is to show their growth away from the term girls: They grow up. They’re not “girls” anymore, but women — adults. Whether or not “Girls” succeeded in this kind of approach varies on how people view these characters and their own definitions of what adulthood is, but “Girls” still had a clear ending to target.

While “Girls” and fellow HBO series “The Leftovers” were »

- Maya Reddy

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Obama Aides Say ‘Veep’ More Accurate Than ‘West Wing,’ ‘House of Cards’

14 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A group of Obama Administration veterans say HBO’s cynically comedic “Veep” comes closer to capturing life in the White House than high-minded shows like “The West Wing” or the very dark “House of Cards.” On an installment of their “Pod Save America” podcast this week, former Obama insiders Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor interviewed “Veep” commander-in-chief David Mandel, who took over the show from creator Armando Iannucci in the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy’s fifth season. It returns for its sixth season Sunday. “The funny thing about ‘Veep’ is, we as people who worked in the White House always get asked, »

- Tim Molloy

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'Veep' Season 6: TV Review

13 April 2017 6:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

When Armando Iannucci created Veep for HBO, it was not just a great gift to comedy (and continued to be when David Mandel took over as showrunner in last year's fifth season), but it was also the most absurd and vicious depiction of politics since Iannucci's own The Thick of It for British television.

The fictional incompetency, stupidity and craven representation of the people's will stood out as a searing send-up of real-life politics until, well, reality trumped it.

So, in the aftermath of an almost unfathomable, surreal campaign and the election of Donald Trump as president, it was only natural for Veep fans to wonder — in the months leading up to this »

- Tim Goodman

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‘Veep’: Gary Cole on How Kent Could Help the Trump Administration — Watch

13 April 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kent Davison is a mysterious man. First introduced as President Hughes’ senior strategist, Kent came off as a human calculator, spitting out data for every opinion, situation, and potential decision his peers punched in. He later provided the same service for President Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and, little by little, we got to know the man behind the numbers as a man guided purely by them.

“The character was described to me by the creator, Armando Ianucci, as a highly, highly intelligent person with no people skills,” Cole said in a recent interview with IndieWire.

Read More: ‘Veep’ Review: Season 6 Turns an Epilogue Into a Fresh Start as Julia Louis-Dreyfus Continues to Slay

In the world of politics, those are valuable assets for someone Cole describes as having no personal ambition to run for office. He’s there to help others achieve success, no matter who’s asking.

“He left his moral compass on the dresser, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Veep’: Gary Cole on How Kent Could Help the Trump Administration — Watch

13 April 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Kent Davison is a mysterious man. First introduced as President Hughes’ senior strategist, Kent came off as a human calculator, spitting out data for every opinion, situation, and potential decision his peers punched in. He later provided the same service for President Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and, little by little, we got to know the man behind the numbers as a man guided purely by them.

“The character was described to me by the creator, Armando Ianucci, as a highly, highly intelligent person with no people skills,” Cole said in a recent interview with IndieWire.

Read More: ‘Veep’ Review: Season 6 Turns an Epilogue Into a Fresh Start as Julia Louis-Dreyfus Continues to Slay

In the world of politics, those are valuable assets for someone Cole describes as having no personal ambition to run for office. He’s there to help others achieve success, no matter who’s asking.

“He left his moral compass on the dresser, »

- Ben Travers

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David Mandel on Making 'Veep' in the Trump Era — And the "Golden Shower" Joke He Had to Cut (Guest Column)

11 April 2017 8:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Long before Donald Trump’s stunning election victory, David Mandel had a meeting with Julia Louis-Dreyfus about taking over as showrunner on Veep. The fourth season was ending on an election tie, and the star of the HBO comedy, who plays the first female veep and president, Selina Meyer, wanted to know what direction Mandel would take the show if he were to take the reins from departing creator Armando Iannucci. Mandel’s answer was to have Selina lose the election and exit the White House, a defeat that came to fruition on the fifth season finale. Now, looking back »

- David Mandel, as told to Jackie Strause

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Alain Chabat, Gaumont Team on ‘Santa & Cie’ With Audrey Tautou, Golshifteh Farahani (Exclusive)

31 March 2017 3:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Popular French actor-director Alain Chabat (“Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami”) is teaming with Gaumont for his next directorial effort, “Santa & Cie,” a $28 million family comedy.

Golshifteh Farahani (“Paterson”), Audrey Tautou (“Amelie Poulain”) and Pio Marmai (“The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”) star in the film.

Legende, the outfit behind Marion Cotillard starrer “La vie en rose” is producing the film with Gaumont, which is also handling sales and will be distributing in France on Dec. 6.

The fantasy-filled comedy, which started shooting Tuesday, boasts a strong key crew, notably Bryan Jones, whose credits include “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”

The movie follows the journey of Santa Claus when he is forced to travel to Earth to find a cure for his sick elves a few days before Christmas. He comes across a young Parisian family who help him complete his mission, including delivering all the gifts. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Top 20: Films to see in 2017

29 March 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We are a few months into 2017 and already we had a number of standout movies like Get Out, Logan, and The Lego Batman Movie. Hopefully that is just the start of what is to come. Considering that, myself and Kevin – the hosts of podcast Cinema Geeks – combine forces to put a list together of 20 movies to watch in 2017.

Let us know what you think of the list in the comments below. Did they leave any off? Are the rankings off base? Let your voice be heard!

20) The Lost City of Z

What Can Go Right: A film with this type of setup sure would have to be bungled in order for it not to work. It describes the life of British explorer Percy Fawcett who made several attempts to find an ancient lost city in the Amazon and disappeared in 1925 along with his son. It should be in good hands »

- Dan Clark

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Colin Farrell Re-Teams with Yorgos Lanthimos for a New Amazon Series

22 March 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why the Greek director’s tragicomic sensibility is perfect for the subject matter.

Not to be outdone by Netflix’s upcoming string of auteur dramas, Amazon Studios just announced that director Yorgos Lanthimos will be reteaming with The Lobster star Colin Farrell for an upcoming original series. The topic? The Iran-Contra Affair. For those of you (like me) who are too young to remember, the so-called Iran-Contra Affair was a scandal that occurred during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, in which administration officials conspired to sell weapons to Iran (against whom there was an arms embargo) in order to funnel the profits to a right-wing Nicaraguan army known as the Contras (to whom Congress had forbidden funding). The initial plan was to use said profits to negotiate the release of several hostages held by Hezbollah, but then Colonel Oliver North got involved and devised a plan to use the money to also fund the Contras. Farrell »

- Jake Orthwein

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IFC Films Acquires Matt Bomer’s ‘Walking Out’ After Sundance Debut (Exclusive)

10 March 2017 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “Walking Out,” a wilderness drama about a father and son that premiered in the U.S. dramatic competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film, from sibling directors Alex and Andrew Smith, is set to screen at SXSW and will get its general release later this year.

Walking Out” stars Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins as a father and teenage son who endure an extreme and transformative bonding experience while on an annual hunting trip in the Montana wilderness. The filmmakers, Montana natives themselves, describe the film as exploring “the unspoken, fragile bond” between two generations.

The Smiths said in a statement that they were “over the moon to be working with IFC Films on the theatrical release of our intimate epic, ‘Walking Out.'” They praised IFC for a track record of “cutting edge yet classic and internationally revered” films, »

- James Rainey

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Black Mirror season 4: Penn Jillette reveals his involvement

8 March 2017 4:21 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard May 26, 2017

Magician Penn Jillette has been chatting about the next Black Mirror season finale. Potential spoilers ahead...

As keen Black Mirror fans wait for the fourth season to land on Netflix later in the year, some interesting information about those upcoming episodes has slowly emerged through various sources. Earlier in the month, David Slade revealed that he'd be directing a piece, and the iconic Jodie Foster will also be helming her own episode in season 4, with co-creator Charlie Brooker describing that particular instalment as having more of an "indie drama" vibe about it.

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Recently, though (via Digital Spy) magician Penn Jillette surprised eager subscribers to his podcast, 'Penn's Sunday School', by admitting that he is also involved in Black Mirror's forthcoming fourth season finale.

Here comes the spoiler squirrel. »

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Jason Isaacs to Play Captain of Starship Discovery on CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek’ Series

7 March 2017 9:08 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jason Isaacs is the latest cast member to come aboard CBS All Access’ upcoming series “Star Trek: Discovery,” Variety has learned.

Isaacs will play Captain Lorca, the captain of the Starship Discovery.

Isaacs is one of the most high-profile names to be cast in “Star Trek: Discovery.” He joins “The Walking Dead” actress Sonequa Martin-Green, who will star as the lead lieutenant commander, plus James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Anthony Rapp as a space fungus expert, and Michelle Yeoh as the captain in charge of the Starship Shenzhou. Other cast members include Starfleet officers, played by Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking official of Starfleet; Maulik Pancholy as Dr. Nambue, the chief medical officer of the Starship Shenzhou; and Sam Vartholomeos as Ensign Connor, a junior officer in Starfleet Academy assigned to the Starship Shenzhou.

Star Trek: Discovery” was originally set to launch CBS All Access in January 2017, but the hotly anticipated series has »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Gaumont Sells Cinema Chain Stake to Pathé for $400 Million

1 March 2017 5:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Signaling its intent to concentrate on production, French mini-major Gaumont will sell its 34% stake in Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé, one of Europe’s biggest cinema theater chains, to fellow shareholder Pathé in a deal worth €380 million ($400 million).

Gaumont’s exit from Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé ends a 16-year partnership with Pathé on the theater circuit. The chain is France’s biggest, and also operates in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, comprising 108 theaters and 1,076 screens.

Gaumont’s divestment will allow it “to accelerate the promising development of its TV production activities in the U.S. and Europe, to reinforce its theatrical film production and to plan the expansion of Gaumont’s activities in Europe,” said Gaumont CEO Sidonie Dumas.

Jérome Seydoux, Pathé president, added: “This acquisition is a clear sign of Pathé’s will to develop and modernize cinema theaters.”

“The cinema theater is essential for theatrical films and theatrical films for cinema theaters, »

- John Hopewell

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