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Bruce Beresford to Direct Anton Dvorak Biopic ‘Song for Anna’

Bruce Beresford to Direct Anton Dvorak Biopic ‘Song for Anna’
Bruce Beresford, director of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Tender Mercies,” is attached to helm the Anton Dvorak biopic “A Song for Anna.”

Beresford will direct from Ronald Parker’s original screenplay about the tumultuous life and romances of the Czech composer, culminating in 1890s America when he championed African-American music and the early sounds of ragtime, and composed his “New World Symphony.” Dvorak was plagued by self-doubt and married the sister of the woman he loved but could not wed, sharing a bittersweet life together.

“This is one of those incredible scripts that portray strong characters against the backdrop of some of the most recognized music in the world,” Beresford said. “I look forward to telling Dvorak’s story.”

Casting is currently underway for a May start in the Czech Republic.

William Stuart is producing alongside Lawrence Steven Meyers of Meyers Media Group. Parker and Randy Dannenberg are executive producing.
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Argo and Zero Dark Thirty honoured at the 2013 WGA Awards

Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo picked up another award last night as screenwriter Chris Terrio was honoured by the Writer's Guild of America at this year's WGA Awards with Best Adapted Screenplay, while Mark Boal received Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Malik Bendejelloul collected Best Documentary Screenplay for Searching for Sugar Man.

Shifting to the small screen and there was awards success for Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series), Louie (Best Comedy Series) and Girls (Best New Series), along with Mad Men (Episodic Drama), Modern Family (Episodic Comedy), Hatfields & McCoys (Long Form - Original), Game Change (Long Form - Adapted) and The Simpsons (Animation).

Here is the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:

Film Categories:

Original Screenplay

Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures

Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures

The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company

Moonrise Kingdom,
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Another Big Win for "Argo," Oh, and "Zero Dark Thirty" Too! Complete List of WGA Winners!

And here we are, the last big hurrah before the granddaddy of the awards season, the Academy Awards. As expected, "Zero Dark Thirty" won Original Screenplay but the most surprising winner was "Argo," beating the writing frontrunner, "Lincoln" by Tony Kushner. So more "Argo" power! It's definitely the film to beat this Oscars, and I'm happy that it's my No. 1 film of 2012!

Here's the complete list of WGA winners; for other winners/nominees this awards season, click here:

Film

Original Screenplay

"Zero Dark Thirty" - Written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

"Argo" - Screenplay by Chris Terrio; based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

"Searching for Sugar Man" - Written by Malik Bendejelloul; Sony Pictures Classics

Television

Drama Series

"Breaking Bad" - Written by Sam Catlin,
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Writers Guild Award Winners: Breaking Bad, Girls and More

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The Writers Guild of America gathered last night and handed out hardware to those in the world of film, radio and television. Read on for a list of winners from the latter industry...

Drama Series

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett

Comedy Series

Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.

New Series

Girls, Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling

Episodic Drama

The Other Woman” (Mad Men), Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner

Episodic Comedy

Virgin Territory” (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko

Long Form – Original

Hatfields & McCoys, Nights Two and Three, Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker, Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann

Long Form – Adapted

Game Change, Written by Danny Strong, Based on the book by Mark Halperin and
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'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' claim Writers Guild awards

'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' claim Writers Guild awards
Argo continued its domination of award season by claiming one of the last of the pre-Oscar prizes — the Writers Guild Award, where screenwriter Chris Terrio won the honor for adapted screenplay.

Terrio’s competition included Tony Kushner’s Lincoln, David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, David Magee’s Life of Pi and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. All but Chbosky are also up for the Oscar next weekend, with Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin taking that slot.

Best original screenplay went to Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty, who bested John GatinsFlight,
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Writers Guild Awards 2013: Full winners list

As we enter the home stretch to the Academy Awards, writers were celebrated Sunday. The 2012 Writers Guild Awards honored the best writing in film, television, radio, new media, and video games. "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" took home the original and adapted screenplay awards, respectively. While "Breaking Bad," and "Louie" took home awards for best drama and comedy series.

Here is the full winners list:

Television

Drama SERIESBreaking Bad (AMC), Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett

Comedy SERIESLouie (FX), Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.

New SERIESGirls (HBO), Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling

Episodic DRAMAMad Men (AMC) - "The Other Woman" - Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner 

Episodic COMEDYModern Family (ABC) - "Virgin Territory" - Written by Elaine Ko

Long Form -
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'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' dominate Writers Guild TV nominations

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" are the clear front-runners in the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards.

Both shows are nominated in their respective series categories, and they each occupy at least half the slots in the episodic categories. "Breaking Bad" scored four of the six nominations for individual drama episodes -- that's half of the episodes the AMC series aired in 2012 -- while "Modern Family" has three of the six episodic comedy nods.

The other series nominees are "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" in the drama category and "30 Rock," "Girls," "Louie" and "Parks and Recreation" on the comedy side.

Here are the prime-time categories in the 2013 WGA Awards. See the full list here.

Drama series

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Breaking Bad"

"Game of Thrones"

"Homeland"

"Mad Men"

Comedy series

"30 Rock"

"Girls"

"Louie"

"Modern Family"

"Parks and Recreation"

New series

"Girls"

"The Mindy Project"

"Nashville"

"The Newsroom
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees

'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees
What do Walter White and Phil Dunphy have in common? They’re both at the center of the TV shows most honored by the Writers Guild of America today. The group just announced the nominees for its annual awards, which will be handed out Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Breaking Bad garnered five nods; Modern Family drew four. Here’s a list of all the primetime and late night series in contention for the event’s biggest prizes:

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Dave Flebotte, Diane Frolov, Chris Haddock, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki,
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The winners of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are...

Following the announcement of the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out last night during a star-studded ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrated the very best in primetime programming over the past year.

Despite being nominated in 17 categories, acclaimed drama Mad Men failed to register a single award, with its four year stream as Outstanding Drama Series broken by the Golden Globe-winning Homeland, while the other top honours went to Modern Family (Outstanding Comedy Series), Game Change (Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie), The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series) and The Amazing Race (Outstanding Reality-Competition Program).

Homeland continued its success in the acting categories, with Damian Lewis and Clare Danes named as Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress (Drama) respectively), while it also received the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
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Homeland Cleans Up at the 2012 Emmy Awards

Well if you hadn't really heard of Homeland prior to this weekend, you probably have by now. The Showtime series pulled off a major upset at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards last night, winning a large chunk of the major awards in the Drama category over favourites like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis both took home awards for Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series, while the show also broke Mad Men's four-year win streak for Outstanding Drama Series. Elsewhere, Aaron Paul won his second Emmy for his supporting performance as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for Veep. Modern Family still took the Outstanding Comedy Series, however, while the HBO movie Game Change took the Outstanding Mini-Series or TV Movie. Kevin Costner did manage to pick up some
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Emmy Awards Winners List: 'Homeland'-'Modern Family' Edition

Emmy Awards Winners List: 'Homeland'-'Modern Family' Edition
If you are a big fan of either Showtime's "Homeland" or ABC's "Modern Family," last night's Emmy Awards were probably a ball for you. If you're a fan of anything else, it was just another three-hour award show.

Now that all of the winners have been named, you can take a look back and see who cleaned up for television this time around.

Click past the jump for a complete winners list for the 2012 Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Drama

Winner: "Homeland"

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Breaking Bad"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones"

"Mad Men"

Outstanding Actress In A Drama

Winner: Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"

Glenn Close, "Damages"

Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Winner: Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Outstanding
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2012 Emmy Awards – The Winners

Well, that’s it. This years Emmy race is over and there are some familiar names amongst the winners… Modern Family once again dominates the comedy categories whilst Homeland surprises everyone and walks away with Best Drama and Best Leads in a Drama for it’s two stars. It;s nice to see Louis C.K. get an award for the excellent work he does on his “sitcom” Louie.

Best Comedy

Modern Family (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Girls (HBO) 30 Rock (NBC) Veep (HBO) The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep Zooey DeschanelNew Girl Lena DunhamGirls Edie FalcoNurse Jackie Amy PoehlerParks and Recreation Tina Fey – 30 Rock Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jon CryerTwo and a Half Men Larry DavidCurb Your Enthusiasm Louis C.K.Louis Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory Don CheadleHouse of Lies
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2012 Emmys Winners – Homeland & Modern Family Score Big

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The results of the television awards ceremony of the year are always something to look forward to – the quality of the small screen has only been improving over the past decade or two, and it’s nice to see credit given where credit’s due.

Mad Men, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and 30 Rock led this year’s nominations, and it’s Modern Family and Homeland that have come away with the most wins, taking four awards apiece.

Homeland has been one of the most talked-about dramas over the past year, and leading stars Damian Lewis (doing a Hugh Laurie, being an English actor playing an American on Us TV) and Claire Danes came away with the Leading Actor/Actress prizes in the dramatic categories.

Modern Family continues its reign as the best comedy in recent years, and dominated the Supporting Actor/Actress awards in the comedy categories,
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Complete Emmy Winners List

Complete Emmy Winners List
Check out the full list of winners (noted in bold) from the 64th Primetime Emmys.

Best Comedy

Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Girls

Modern Family

30 Rock

Veep

Best Actor, Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis Ck, Louie

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best Actress, Comedy

Zoey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Kathy Bates, [link
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Emmy race for movie/miniseries writing: With no prior winners, who's the frontrunner?

Emmy race for movie/miniseries writing: With no prior winners, who's the frontrunner?
With no previous writing winners in contention for Best Movie/Miniseries Writing, it's harder than ever to predict the frontrunner in this race. Of the nominated screenwriters this year, only Ted Mann, co-writer of "Hatfields & McCoys," has an Emmy on his mantel, but that was in the Best Drama Series race for "NYPD Blue" (1995) and not an individual achievement. Mann's two co-writers for the History miniseries -- Bill Kerby and Ronald Parker -- each celebrate their first Emmy nominations. Perhaps the most well-known Movie/Mini scriptwriter is Danny Strong ("Game Change"). Besides a failed bid in this same category in 2008 for "Recount," Strong is an actor whose many TV appearances have included "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Gilmore Girls," "Mad Men" and "Grey's Anatomy." As "Game Change" is expected to prevail for Best Movie/Miniseries, that could give ...
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DVD Giveaway – Hatfields & McCoys; Kevin Costner And Bill Paxton Star – On Blu-ray. And DVD July 31

The highly anticipated Hatfields & McCoys arrives on Blu-ray. and DVD July 31st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Best Picture and Best Director, 1991, Dances With Wolves) stars as Anse .Devil. Hatfield, and four-time Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (TV.s .Big Love,. TV.s .A Bright Shining Lie.), stars as Randall McCoy in the epic, true tale of close friends turned enemies. The infamous back country feud that became an American legend begins with Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their neighboring homes . Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky . to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between the families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
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Nominees for 2012 Emmy Awards Announced

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on Sunday, September 23rd at 7pm Et on ABC. Outstanding Comedy Series * The Big Bang Theory * Curb Your Enthusiasm * Girls * Modern Family * 30 Rock * Veep Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series * Girls * Mike and Molly * New Girl * Nurse Jackie * Parks And Recreation * 30 Rock * Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series * Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory * Larry David- Curb Your Enthusiasm * Don Cheadle - House Of Lies * Louis C.K. - Louie * Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock * Jon Cryer - Two And A Half Men Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series * Mayim Bialik- The Big Bang Theory * Kathryn Joosten - Desperate Housewives * Julie Bowen - Modern Family * Sofia Vergara - Modern Family * Merritt Wever - Nurse Jackie * Kristen Wiig
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Announcing the 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominees!

Jimmy Kimmel and Scandal's Kerry Washington stepped up to the podium this morning to announce the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys (Nick Offerman was scheduled to announce with Washington, but had to cancel due to travel issues, and luckily, Kimmel was on hand, still in his pajamas). It's not a surprise that a lot of Emmy favorites are back again, with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Modern Family scooping up tons of nods, but there's a lot of fresh blood in here too. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few names make it off our Emmy wishlist, like American Horror Story, Max Greenfield, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. As for new series, Lena Dunham's Girls racked up noms for comedy series, directing, writing, and acting, and Downton Abbey is all over the drama categories. Now that the nominees are out, the official speculation can begin! The 64th Emmy
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Nominations For Emmy Awards 2012

The nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 were announced today. Modern Family, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men appear again and again in a majority of categories, with comedy newcomers Girls and New Girl also earning a number of nods. But, this is a ridiculously long list so let’s get right to it. Who do you want to see take a trophy, and who’s been robbed of the chance? Comments below!

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy
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Hatfields & McCoys Mini-Series Starring Kevin Costner And Bill Paxton – The Feud Begins May 28 On The History Channel

With an Academy Award winning heavy hitter and a holiday weekend, TV gives the big screen a run for it’s money with this Feature feel mini-series. It.s the true American story of a legendary family feud . one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Hatfields & McCoys, a new three-part, six-hour scripted miniseries, showcases an all-star cast led by Academy® Award winner Kevin Costner and Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton starring as Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, respectively. The mini series premieres on May 28, 29 and 30, at 9 p.m. on History®.

Hatfields & McCoys is the story of a clash of clans that evoked great passion, vengeance, courage, sacrifice, crimes and accusations, and includes a cast of characters that changed the families and the history of the region forever. The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades
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