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Afm: Can TV Save the Indie Film Business?

5 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As independent film producers gather at Afm, one of the biggest things on their minds isn’t officially happening in the market: producing, financing and selling TV series.

“In my Cannes meetings, people were talking through their film and television slate, whereas maybe a year before everyone was just talking about their film slate,” says U.K.-based producer Iain Canning of See-Saw Films, which produced “The King’s Speech,” moved into TV with Jane Campion’s SundanceTV miniseries “Top of the Lake,” above, and is now on Steve McQueen’s HBO pilot “Codes of Conduct.” “There’s a dual agenda that I’ve never experienced before.”

Specialty film directors have lensed cable episodes for years, big-name auteurs Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and now “Birdman” helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu (Starz’s upcoming series “The One Percent”) have launched their own series, and movie stars including Scarlett Johansson (Sony Pictures TV »

- Gregg Goldstein

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Afm: Can TV Save the Indie Film Business?

5 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As independent film producers gather at Afm, one of the biggest things on their minds isn’t officially happening in the market: producing, financing and selling TV series.

“In my Cannes meetings, people were talking through their film and television slate, whereas maybe a year before everyone was just talking about their film slate,” says U.K.-based producer Iain Canning of See-Saw Films, which produced “The King’s Speech,” moved into TV with Jane Campion’s SundanceTV miniseries “Top of the Lake,” above, and is now on Steve McQueen’s HBO pilot “Codes of Conduct.” “There’s a dual agenda that I’ve never experienced before.”

Specialty film directors have lensed cable episodes for years, big-name auteurs Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and now “Birdman” helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu (Starz’s upcoming series “The One Percent”) have launched their own series, and movie stars including Scarlett Johansson (Sony Pictures TV »

- Gregg Goldstein

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‘Rectify’ Unspools Secrets In Riveting Season Finale (Spoilers)

21 August 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aden Young didn’t garner an Emmy nomination for “Rectify,” but after Thursday’s second-season finale, is it too late to put knighthood on the table? The SundanceTV series has already been renewed for a third season, and thank the Lord for that, given the untidy nature of how the latest cliffhanger wrapped up. But after its fleeting six-episode introduction, the second has made clear that series creator Ray McKinnon’s tightly constructed drama was no fluke, but rather deserving of a seat alongside TV’s best.

The central moment in the finale (and Spoiler Alert, by all means, if you haven’t watched) involved Aden’s Daniel meeting with authorities, ostensibly to offer a plea agreement that would finally put to rest the murder that placed him on death row for 19 tortured years, before his belated liberation. Yet as “Rectify” has made clear time and again, there are all kinds of prisons, »

- Brian Lowry

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'Rectify' creator Ray McKinnon looks back on season 2

21 August 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before he was the creator of one of TV's most beautiful and emotionally powerful dramas in Sundance's "Rectify," Ray McKinnon was a character actor. And because I'm so used to watching his long, scarecrow-like frame pop up in films and movies, I never thought of "Rectify" protagonist Daniel Holden — a former Death Row inmate whose conviction is overturned, and who is embodied by an actor (the terrific Aden Young) with no physical resemblance to McKinnon — as an avatar of his creator. Even when I interviewed McKinnon before "Rectify" premiered, I was looking at the man who had played Reverend Smith on "Deadwood," Linc Potter on "Sons of Anarchy," etc. Yesterday — in between the great news that Sundance had ordered a third season of "Rectify" and the airing of tonight's season finale (my review is here) — I got on the phone with McKinnon, who was vacationing in Europe. And without his »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Season finale review: 'Rectify' - 'Unhinged'

21 August 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Rectify" just wrapped up its second season, a couple of days after Sundance ordered a third. I spoke briefly with Ray McKinnon about the season, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I hoard food under stress... "It's not complicated. I just want it to be over, Jon. Don't you?" -Daniel I watched "Unhinged" a few days before the renewal announcement, and instantly thought of how angry I would be if Sundance hadn't renewed it, not only because the show is so wonderful (and such a perfect example of what Sundance should be aspiring to make and promote), but because the episode doesn't remotely work as a series finale. Season 1's finale would have worked as an ending — albeit a very bleak one — to Daniel's story if Sundance had never ordered more. "Unhinged," on the other hand, leaves so much up in the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Rectify Renewed For Third Season

19 August 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As the first original series from SundanceTV, Rectify was something of a gamble on the part of the network. Premiering on April 22 2013 with six episodes, however, the drama quickly established itself as a critical success, winning loyal fans and avid followers. Season two followed on June 19 2014, and is about to wrap after 10 episodes. Fans need not worry, though, as the show has now been renewed for a third season.

The premise of the series is simple, but with endless possibility for exploration. The story focuses on Daniel Holden who, as a teenager, was convicted and imprisoned for the rape and murder of his 16 year old girlfriend, Hanna. 19 years later, new DNA evidence proves his innocence and he is freed. His attempts to adjust, and the attempts of those around him to do the same, form a character study within a Southern Gothic tale.

Starring Aden Young (I, Frankenstein), Abigail Spencer »

- Sarah Myles

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Sundance Renews Rectify for Season 3

19 August 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

SundanceTV has renewed Rectify for a third season, just days before the well-reviewed drama presents its Season 2 finale (this Thursday at 9/8c).

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Rectify has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans,” SundanceTV President Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to see such distinctive and unusual storytelling embraced with such passion. Ray McKinnon is a true television auteur, and we can’t wait to see where he takes us next.”

Related Sundance Renews The Red Road for Season 2

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Sundance renews 'Rectify' for season 3

19 August 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sundance has ordered a third season of "Rectify," one of the very best shows on television – and a series that likely couldn't survive anywhere but on Sundance. "Rectify" tells the story of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), sent to Death Row as a teenager for the rape and murder of his girlfriend, then released decades later after DNA evidence overturned his conviction on appeal. It focuses much less on the sensational aspects of that plot — or on plot in general, for that matter — preferring to look at the emotional and spiritual impact of this man returning to a family, community and life he never expected to be part of again. The acting is marvelous, the characters gorgeously drawn, and while the pace is slow and contemplative, the rewards are enormous for those who have patience for it. The second season finale airs Thursday night at 9 on Sundance. Deadline's renewal story last »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Rectify’ Renewed for Season 3 by SundanceTV

19 August 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SundanceTV has renewed “Rectify” for season three, the cabler announced Tuesday. The third season will debut in 2015. An official episode order has yet to be announced, but season one spanned six episodes, while the currently-airing season two was expanded to ten installments.

“‘Rectify’ has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans. As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to see such distinctive and unusual storytelling embraced with such passion. Ray McKinnon is a true television auteur, and we can’t wait to see where he takes us next,” said Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President.

Rectify” is created and written by Ray McKinnon, and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The series stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens and Jake Austin Walker.

The show tells the story of Daniel Holden (Young) who is released after serving nearly »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Rectify’ Picked Up for Season Three by Sundance

18 August 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

SundanceTV has picked up “Rectify” for a third season, according to media reports. The show's second season of 10 episodes will reach its finale this Thursday. Also read: Robert Redford Sues NY State Over $1.6 Million Tax Bill for Sundance Channel Sale While modestly rated, the show — SundanceTV's first wholly-owned original production, created by Ray McKinnon – has nevertheless received widespread critical acclaim. It follows the story of a man, played by Aden Young, who is released from prison after nearly two decades thanks to DNA evidence that clears his name in a murder case. But his return home is anything but welcome. »

- Jason Hughes

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SundanceTV Renews Rectify Season 3 to Air in 2015

18 August 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

SundanceTV has renewed Rectify for a third season that will likely air in 2015.  Deadline hears that Rectify season 3 will be comprised of six episodes, just like the first season.  The season 2 run ends after ten episodes this Thursday. I finally caught up with Rectify on Netflix just before season 2 premiered in June.  It's the best viewing decision I made this summer.  The series is hauntingly beautiful.  I am very happy Ray McKinnon has been granted at least six more hours to continue the story of the Holden/Talbot clan.  More immediately, I am dying to see how he wraps up season 2 this week.

The post SundanceTV Renews Rectify Season 3 to Air in 2015 appeared first on Collider. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Sundance TV Renews 'Rectify' For Third Season

18 August 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sundance TV is bringing back Rectify for a third season, which is set to premiere in 2015. The drama, which was created by Ray McKinnon, centers on Daniel Holden (Aden Young), a man who was released from prison after spending nearly 20 years on death row. After years of confinement, he must learn how to make his way in the outside world. Abigail SpencerJ. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford and Jake Austin Walker also star. “Rectify has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans. As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to

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- Aaron Couch

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Review: 'Rectify' - 'Until You're Blue'

14 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A quick review of tonight's "Rectify" coming up just as soon as I thought you'd be funnier... "Until You're Blue" features Daniel Holden at his most self-aware as  a person, and perhaps as a character on an unconventional TV show. When Jon asks why they're meeting at a merry-go-round, Daniel explains that "It's a metaphor." When Janet notes that Daniel likes to talk about the concept of time, Daniel acknowledges, "It's a familiar theme of mine." And when Amantha objects to the idea that Daniel might accept the plea deal, and the exile from almost all of Georgia that comes with it, he rightly challenges her to name anyone whose life has improved since his release. Daniel knows who he is, knows the trouble that he continues to cause, and whether he actually had anything to do with Hannah's murder or not, he knows everyone he cares about is probably better off without him. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Review: 'Rectify' - 'The Great Destroyer'

7 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some thoughts on tonight's "Rectify" — and on the outstanding second season to date — coming up just as soon as we can talk about vacations or chihuahuas... I last wrote about "Rectify" at the start of this season, after I had seen three episodes, which largely kept Daniel sidelined in response to the beating he suffered at the end of season 1. It seemed clear then that Ray McKinnon had a plan both for how to keep the show functioning even when Daniel wasn't at the center of it and for how to simply keep the narrative moving in a second and longer season. But even given that, I've been really impressed with what he and the rest of team "Rectify" have accomplished since then. Not only have they made someone like Ted Jr. into a more complex (if only sometimes sympathetic) figure, but they've deepened our understanding of all the characters »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Rectify Ep. 2.04-2.05 “Donald the Normal”/”Act As If” two fantastic, thematically-rich hours of TV’s most underrated show

18 July 2014 9:08 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Rectify Season 2, Episodes 4 & 5 “Donald the Normal”/”Act As If”

Written by Kate Powers & Ray McKinnon (“Donald the Normal”), Victoria Morrow (“Act As If”)

Directed by David Lowery (“Donald the Normal”) and Andrew Bernstein (“Act As If”)

 

Change. At the heart of Rectify is the idea of change: set in a town stuck in the past, featuring a family reeling from an event twenty years ago, and a main character whose entire reality is broken the instant he’s released from prison. And as the heart of Rectify, the Holden household kitchen serves as the perfect metaphor for change: starting over really only happens when you start over, when you finally get rid of the old and allow the new to consume you. But true, soul-enriching change is scary, difficult, and easily corrupted: and in “Donald the Normal” and “Act As If”, that struggle bleeds into every scene, every conversation, every shot composition – and as always, »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Halfway Mark: The Best TV Episodes of 2014 (So Far), Part 3

12 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal, “Mizumono”

Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller

Directed by David Slade

Aired May 23rd, 2014

“I let you know me… see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn’t want it.” – Hannibal Lecter

If there’s such thing as arthouse television, Hannibal‘s second season is it, a thirteen-hour fever dream of blood, orchestral music, and psychological mind games. Above all, it was a cinematic tragedy, a symbolically-rich tale of a man courting the devil and (most likely) living to tell about it, set against the backdrop of television’s most arresting visual palette.

“Mizumono” is the sweet, sweet cherry on the top of Hannibal‘s breathtaking sophomore effort, a dramatic crescendo catalyzed by one small mistake made on Will’s part: leaving the scent of Freddie Lounds on himself before visiting Hannibal. When Lecter realizes what Will has done, his heart breaks and Hannibal dares »

- Kate Kulzick

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Clayne Crawford on Having Relaxed Douche Face and Defending Rectify’s Poor Ted Jr.

11 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Chances are you know Clayne Crawford as that guy who always plays the jerk-off. The actor, 36, has long been typecast as the villain, most recently in 24 and Justified, and going back to his smirkiest work in teen movies like Swimfan and A Walk to Remember. But in Ray McKinnon’s outstanding small-town drama Rectify, Crawford gets to be heartbreaking as a frustrated tire salesman whose world is turned upside down when his brother-in-law is released from Death Row. Vulture chatted with Crawford about feeling bad for fratty Ted Jr., long days on set, and coming to terms with a chronic case of what he calls relaxed douche face.Things are falling apart for Teddy. His marriage is in trouble. The tire business is in bad shape. I’m sure there are plenty of people who still want to punch him for the way he treats Daniel, but I just feel »

- Denise Martin

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SundanceTV Revs Development with Projects from Alan Cumming, Todd Field, Patrick Dempsey

25 June 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SundanceTV is embracing television’s auteur moment with an ambitious development slate that aims to capitalize on the new flexibility offered by limited-run series.

The cabler is building on the foundation of its first two original series, “Rectify” and this year’s “The Red Road,” as it looks to greenlight its next wave of original series. The glowing reviews for the second season of “Rectify,” which bowed earlier this month, have gone a long way to convincing creative talent that a six-episode order on SundanceTV can make a big splash, if the material has the goods.

Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV prexy, said the combination of new revenue sources from Svod and international players and the openness of creative talent to taking non-traditional approaches to scripted production has greatly expanded the horizons for niche cablers.

“We are at a fantastic moment in the business where we no longer just have to monetize our shows through advertising on-air. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Rectify 2.01 “Running With the Bull” returns as beautiful and poignant as ever

20 June 2014 9:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Rectify Season 2, Episode 1 “Running with the Bull”

Written by Ray McKinnon

Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on Sundance

 

“Life is gift, man.” – Kerwin

As Daniel Holden’s life hangs in the balance, Rectify‘s second season premiere takes a look at the people in his orbit and how they’ve affected their lives in the week he’s returned (and as a product of this, their entire lives). Where the first season was primarily concerned with the mental state of Daniel – and with six episodes and an uncertain future, smartly maintained this narrow view – the opening hour of the show’s sophomore effort takes a much broader look at Paulie and the families still living in the shadow of Hannah’s death in 1994. As riveting and reflective as ever, “Running with the Bull” is the blossoming of the beautiful, disturbing flower that is Rectify, giving new »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Aden Young, Adelaide Clemens, and Bruce McKinnon Talk Rectify Season 2, What Sets the Show Apart, Ray McKinnon’s Stunning Writing, and More

19 June 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Returning to TV screens this week is the Sundance original series Rectify.  At the start of the first season we saw Daniel Holden (Aden Young) released from 19 years on death row thanks to the tireless efforts of his sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) and newly uncovered DNA evidence suggesting he may not have been responsible for the rape and murder of his high school sweetheart.  However, nothing is cut and dry in Rectify's small town of Paulie, Georgia and many bitter residents, including Daniel's stepbrother Teddy Talbot Jr (Clayne Crawford), still believe Daniel to be guilty.  At the end of season one that bitterness boiled over as a group of vigilantes took justice into their own hands.  Picking up where it left off, Rectify season 2 finds the Holden-Talbot family dealing with the aftermath of yet another tragic act of violence.  Rectify also stars Adelaide Clemens, J Smith-Cameron, Luke Kirby, Bruce McKinnon, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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