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The Newsroom: Third and Final Season Premieres November 9th

20 October 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has announced that the third and final season of The Newsroom will launch on Sunday, November 9th. There are just a half-dozen installments.

Here's the press release:

Golden Globe-nominated Drama Series "The Newsroom," Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Jeff Daniels And Emily Mortimer, Created By Aaron Sorkin, Kicks Off Third And Final Season Nov. 9, Exclusively On HBO

Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Alan Poul, Denis Biggs And Paul Lieberstein Executive Produce

The third and final season of The Newsroom finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career.

Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing »


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Emily Mortimer's Doll & Em to return for second series on Sky Living

15 October 2014 1:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doll & Em will return for a second series.

The comedy, created by and starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, has been recommissioned by Sky Living.

The second series will continue the story of Mortimer hiring her best friend as her assistant, and will see the pair move from Los Angeles to New York, reports Radio Times.

Doll & Em will also feature a selection of celebrity cameos, following on from appearances by Bradley Cooper, Susan Sarandon and Andy Garcia in series one.

Sky Living Channel Director Antonia Hurford-Jones said: "I am extremely pleased to be able to confirm that Doll & Em will be returning to Sky Living next year.

"I'm so proud to have such an outstanding series on the channel. The extraordinarily smart, brilliantly funny way Dolly and Emily bring the universal theme of female friendship alive makes it the perfect series for Living."

It is not yet known whether »

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The Alessandro Nivola files by Anne-Katrin Titze

12 October 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The aura of Alessandro Nivola - Dr. Treves in The Elephant Man: "An England which informs me daily by the way it lives that it wants to die." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Alessandro Nivola will next be seen on the big screen in J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year with Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo and Albert Brooks. Bradley Cooper, with whom he worked on David O Russell's American Hustle and Patricia Clarkson will come to Broadway to co-star with him in Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man directed by Scott Ellis.

When I showed up to have a conversation with Alessandro on his upcoming adventures - including Doll & Em with Emily Mortimer - Ethan Hawke and playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman were having breakfast with him. Robert Redford's commanding performance in and integrity surrounding Chandor's riveting All Is Lost and Warren Beatty's with Reds turned into »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Season Three Trailer For HBO’s The Newsroom Embraces More Real-Life Tragedy

3 October 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The end is in sight for HBO’s The Newsroom. The show’s third and final season is nearly upon us, after which we’ll bid goodbye to the Atlantic Cable News crew.

The Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama looks set to continue on its mission of melding real-life events with the show’s idealistic crew of reporters, producers and newscasters. In its first two seasons, the series received applause for tackling the media’s angle on global events such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. It’s of course Jeff Daniels’ leading man, anchor Will McAvoy, who’s largely responsible for the show’s success and is at centre stage barking to his lackeys once more in the trailer for season three.

Approaching another devastating tragedy, the Boston Marathon Bombings, with great care are the show’s core trio. Back for another run are Emily Mortimer as producer MacKenzie McHale »

- Gem Seddon

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'The Newsroom' Final Season Trailer: It's Now April 2013

3 October 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It's a year and a half ago again on The Newsroom.  In the full trailer for the HBO drama, anchor Will McAvoy, the Emmy-winning Jeff Daniels, is still yelling at the whole office. Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) is talking vaguely about social media solving things. MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) are building back trust in the scandal-damaged Acn news team, which fell for a fake story last season.  Read more Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Renewed for Third and Final Season This time around, part of the action takes place in April 2013, as evidenced

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- Erik Hayden

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The Newsroom Season 3 Trailer and Poster: Final Episodes of Aaron Sorkin’s Drama Tackle the Boston Bombing

3 October 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

HBO has released the first full-length The Newsroom Season 3 trailer for the final six episodes of Aaron Sorkin’s drama series.  The show returns for a shortened final season due to Sorkin’s schedule, but as someone who’s stuck through the series for better or worse, I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing how Sorkin wraps things up.  I thought the second season was a marked improvement that addressed some of the show’s major issues (using a new news story as the “plot of the week”, for one), and I’m curious to see if there’s been any further tweaking for Season 3.  This new trailer shows that Jeff Daniels’ character continues his habit of yelling at people, and confirms that this season will address the 2013 Boston bombing. Hit the jump to check out the Newsroom Season 3 trailer, the fitting new poster, and an interesting featurette.  The show also stars Emily Mortimer, »

- Adam Chitwood

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How Is It Possible That Olivia Munn Still Looks Sexy With A Mustache?

2 October 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Olivia Munn is known for many things in show business. She's dressed as Wonder Woman, served alongside Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer at a fictitious cable news network, and she's roasted Brett Ratner for the colossal douchebag he truly is. And somehow, when almost all of her fellow Mortdecai cast members look downright ridiculous wearing almost exactly the same moustache, she not only makes it work, but she looks really damned good while doing so. Collider showed off the full cast sporting whiskers for the latest Johnny Depp vehicle that has him doing just that. While Depp has definitely worn some weird looks in the past (and gotten away with it) he looks more like a person you shouldn't be taking candy from, much less marrying or seducing. Though investigating is perfectly fine, as he might have priors. As for Gwyneth Paltrow, she almost looks like a confused poodle, and »

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Marshall, Thykier Set Up Film and TV Production House Archery Pictures

29 September 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Liza Marshall, former chief at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, has joined forces with Kris Thykier to set up film and television production company Archery Pictures.

Marshall will become joint managing director of the company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new entity.

Key executives at Archery will include Pip Williams, senior development and production executive, and Mairi Bett, head of physical production.

Thykier, whose films have grossed over $325 million at the worldwide box-office, has two films in production: “Summer of ‘92,” directed by Kasper Barfoed, and “Adam Jones,” which he is executive producing for The Weinstein Company. Thykier is also in post-production on “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Thykier produced Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” alongside Working Title, which will close the Rio Film Festival on Oct. 7. Further films Thykier has produced include David Frankel’s “One Chance, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Aaron Sorkin: I didn't know how 'The Newsroom' was going to end

17 September 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The lights are about to dim on the HBO’s The Newsroom. The drama, created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and focusing on fictional cable news channel Acn, begins its final season on Nov. 9, and will wrap up its story in a tight six episodes. “It was because of my schedule,” Sorkin says of the shortened season. “But, as it turned out, six was the right number. I don’t know what we would have done with a seventh episode.”

So what’s in these final hours? EW talked to Sorkin about weddings, power plays, and Twitter scandals.

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- Tim Stack

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First Teaser Trailer For Final Season Of Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’

15 September 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’m a little excited about this one, it’s the first – proper – teaser for Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, that’s being let out for one final fling on HBO…and quite right to.

I won’t go on about how undervalued and original this series is and if you’re reading this, then you already know.  After reporting that the third and final season had finished filming back in mid-July, it’s felt like a long time since we’ve seen anything new but today it’s finally here, and it’s set for a 9th November date on HBO in the USA.

This series has been abound with tremendous performances, top notch scripts and an even better ensemble cast and I’m positive that all involved are looking to go out on a high, check the ‘stolen moments‘ teaser trailer now on Thn:

The Newsroom returns on 9th November, »

- Dan Bullock

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HBO's ‘The Newsroom,’ ‘The Comeback’ and ‘Getting On’ Will Return Nov. 9

9 September 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO announced premiere dates for three returning shows on Tuesday. “The Newsroom,” “The Comeback” and “Getting On” each will begin their new seasons on Nov. 9. The evening of premieres begins with “The Newsroom” at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. It's the third and final season for Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news drama, which stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda, who previously told TheWrap she has a significant role in the final, six-episode run, “particularly in the last episode.” Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul return as executive producers, with Paul Lieberstein joining the show as an executive producer. »

- Travis Reilly

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Venice: Bureau Sales to Rep ‘The Goob’ International Sales Rights (Exclusive)

27 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moving into the international distribution of firstrun films, the Bureau Sales, the overseas licensing arm of London- and Paris-based production houses the Bureau/Le Bureau, is repping international sales rights to “The Goob,” scribe-helmer Guy Myhill’s debut feature.

World premiering today in Venice Days, “The Goob” is the first film to go into production from more than 350 applications under iFeatures, Creative England’s low-budget filmmaking plan backed by BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund.

Set in Norfolk during a sweltering summer, “Goob” turns on Goob Taylor, a 16-year-old who helps out at his mum’s cafe and harvests surrounding pumpkin fields. When his mother shacks up with a stock-car racing ace and ladies man Gene, Goob is left alone, taking a shine to an exotic pumpkin picker, Eva. Fueled by her flirting, he dreams of better things.

The Goob” marks Emu Films’ second feature »

- John Hopewell

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Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island Being Brought to Television by HBO

25 August 2014 2:12 PM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A number of movies are being brought to the television in various forms (including Narc and The Truman Show), and Fargo is a recent example that these small screen adaptations do work.

It has been revealed today that the next to get the TV treatment is Shutter Island, the 2010 movie which was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred  Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo.

HBO (the Us cable network behind show like Game of Thrones and True Detective) have picked up the series which is set to be called Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place.

Ashecliffe takes place before Shutter Island, and that’s all we know about the series as of right now!

However, it has been revealed that Dennis Lehane (the writer of the novel that Shutter Island was based on) will pen the pilot episode, while Martin Scorsese will direct, »

- Josh Wilding

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'Shutter Island' TV Show Coming from HBO and Martin Scorsese

25 August 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Martin Scorsese is teaming up with author Dennis Lehane once again for an HBO TV series based on their 2010 thriller Shutter Island.

Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novel Shutter Island is based on, will write the pilot script, with Martin Scorsese set to direct the first episode. The series is tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the book and film are set, with the story to take place before the events of the movie. The show will focus on the hospital's past, and the sinister secrets of the facility's founders in the early 20th Century, who developed methods of treatment for the mentally ill.

The series was initially thought up by Paramount TV executive Amy Powell. She brought the idea to Martin Scorsese and Dennis Lehane, who loved the idea of expanding the story of his novel. Tom Bernardo is working as a co-writer with Dennis Lehane on the pilot. »

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First teaser trailer for The Newsroom: The Final Episodes

25 August 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In 2012 HBO premiered a new television show following the day to day running of a typical Us news channel and it’s employees. Featuring an all star cast including Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn, it challenged the views on how the news is and should be covered in this day and age, spearheading the importance of ethical coverage rather than celebrating the incipient obsession with ratings. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and typical of his style, it often highlighted everything that was good and bad with today’s society. Like most shows that tackle topical subjects it came under a fair amount of criticism.

Earlier this year HBO revealed that the upcoming third season of The Newsroom would be its last and now they have released the first teaser trailer. Instead of featuring any actual footage from the final episodes, the teaser »

- Gavin Logan

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Nightcrawler, Krampus And Spectral All Slotted For Release

20 August 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today brings news of a slight release date bump for one project and finalized dates for two more. Writer-director Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, which stars an emaciated Jake Gyllenhaal as a crime journalist, has been moved from October 17th to October 31st this year. Additionally, Michael Dougherty’s Krampus will hit theaters on November 25th, 2015, and the Nic Mathieu-directed Spectral will land on August 12th, 2016.

Coming to us first is Nightcrawler, which is shaping up to be a must-see movie this fall. The shocking first trailer made quite an impression, and the tantalizing official synopsis below just raises our expectations:

An official selection of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Date Changes: Spectral, Krampus, Nightcrawler

19 August 2014 7:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have shifted around their release date schedule.

First up the action-thriller "Spectral" will now launch on August 12th 2016. Nic Mathieu's film deals with a group of special ops soldiers tasked with destroying supernatural forces before they take over New York City. James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood and Max Martini star.

Meanwhile, Michael Dougherty's "Krampus" is now scheduled for November 25th 2015. The story is based on an ancient Pagan demon who goes out searching for naughty children to punish during the Christmas holiday.

Open Road Films has all changed up its release schedule with the Jake Gyllenhaal-led "Nightcrawler" being delayed two weeks from October 17th to October 31st this year. That film deals with the dark underworld of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles.

Finally, Jon Favreau's food-truck comedy "Chef" is making a comeback in cinemas. The film is slated »

- Garth Franklin

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Universal / Legendary Set Dates for Krampus and Spectral

19 August 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Get out your calendars, folks, as Universal/Legendary have just set release dates for two of their upcoming terror tales. Look for the yuletide anthology Krampus on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, and Spectral on August 12, 2016.

Michael Dougherty will be directing Krampus, based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked. The film is said to be similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick 'r Treat.

“The dark ancient origins of our holidays have always fascinated me,” Dougherty said. “I’ve been drawing twisted Christmas cards for well over a decade so it only made sense to bring some of that morbid yuletide fun to the big screen, and Krampus was the perfect mythology to do that. Christmas has been invading Halloween for far too long. It’s time to return the favor.”

Spectral, directed by Nic Matthieu, stars Emily Mortimer, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, and Cory Hardrict. »

- Steve Barton

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Release Dates Revealed for Holiday Horror Comedy ‘Krampus’ and Supernatural Thriller ‘Spectral’

19 August 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Michael Dougherty’s Krampus, while a Special Ops team engages supernatural forces in Spectral. This pagan demon and ghostly threat will officially see the big screen, as Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just announced the release dates for both films.

According to Box Office Mojo, Krampus will come out in theaters on November 25th, 2015, while Spectral will see the silver screen in 3D on August 12th, 2016.

We reported in May that Legendary Pictures has signed Michael Dougherty to co-write and direct Krampus, a Christmas horror comedy co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields: “Based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Krampus is similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat.”

This is the second Krampus-based Christmas horror movie to begin development as of late, »

- Derek Anderson

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Legendary Sets Release Dates for 'Spectral' and 'Krampus'

19 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have handed out new release dates for the action-thriller Spectral (August 12, 2016) and the horror project Krampus (November 25, 2015).

Spectral currently has the August 12, 2016 date all to itself, although it comes one week after one of the 9 DC Comics movies that were announced earlier this month, and the Untitled Smurfs Movie on August 5, 2016. Spectral stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood and Max Martini, following a group of special ops soldiers tasked with destroying supernatural forces before they take over New York City. Nic Mathieu is directing from a script by George Nolfi and John Gatins, based on an original treatment by Ian Fried.

Krampus, which was first announced back in May, will go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, 20th Century Fox's The Martian and Warner Bros.' Midnight Special next November. The story is based on an ancient Pagan demon who goes out searching »

- MovieWeb

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