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For the first time ever, the 2017 Primetime Emmys will hand out an award for Outstanding Music Supervision, acknowledging the creative contributions made by the music supervisors on TV series. It’s an award that’s long overdue; music supervision is an often misunderstood art form thought to be as simple as pulling songs off an iPod. “There’s so much work that goes into it that you don’t see on the screen,” says Amanda Krieg Thomas, »
Lena Dunham’s “Girls” didn’t go quietly into the night in its six and final season. Dunham and producing partner Jenni Konner continued to push the creative boundaries of the half-hour “comedy” format. One of their most impressive endeavors was “American Bitch” which was written by Dunham and directed by series veteran Richard Shepard (“The Matador,” “Dom Hemingway”).
The season’s third episode finds Hannah (Dunham) agreeing to meet a noted author Chuck Palmer (a fantastic Matthew Rhys) after she’s published a story with allegations that he coerced college students into having sex with him.
- Gregory Ellwood
Elizabeth Banks took at aim at Steven Spielberg earlier this week during a speech at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, calling out the famous filmmaker for failing to direct movies with female leads… but she omitted one important work.
She came under fire for forgetting about his 1985 film “The Color Purple,” which starred Whoopi Goldberg in her breakout role and earned 10 Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. On Thursday, she issued an apology after the backlash mounted via social media.
“I messed up,” she wrote on Twitter. “When referring to Steven Spielberg at the Women in Film awards, I framed my comments about his films inaccurately. I want to be clear from the start that I take full responsibility for what I said and I’m sorry. When I made the comments, I was thinking of recent films Steven directed, it was not my intention to dismiss »
- Rebecca Rubin
FX has launched an appropriately covert campaign to push “The Americans” for Emmy Awards consideration.
“The Americans” revolves around a married couple in Washington, D.C. who are long-embedded spies for their native Soviet Union. FX has taken digital and print ads in the Sunday editions of the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times that point readers to the TheRussiansAreHere.org website. That URL sends users to FX’s existing For Your Consideration website on behalf of “The Americans,” which features links to all 13 episodes of the show’s fifth season and various promotional material on the show and its key players.
Voting for the first round of Emmy nominations begins Monday and runs through June 26.
FX also took the extraordinary step of buying a 15-second TV spot in CBS’ “Face the Nation” and other Sunday political roundtable shows. The provocative spot echoed the print ads with a shot of the U.S »
- Cynthia Littleton
Austin, Texas— As FX’s critically acclaimed drama “The Americans” heads toward its final season, the show’s creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields came to the Atx TV Festival to discuss their approach to the last ten episodes, but managed to artfully evade revealing too much about the fates of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings and their family.
Fields and Weisberg admitted that with all the talk of Russia in the news, they often devoted lunch hours to talking politics, but current events didn’t spill over into the plotlines. “When we write the show, we’re in a bubble,” said Weisberg, in the panel moderated by Variety‘s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum. “We don’t want people watching and thinking those clever writers put something there about Donald Trump.”
Fields said that the recent headlines of Russians spying on Americans and tampering with elections did impact them. “We »
- Diane Gordon
The producers of “The Americans” are very happy with how Season 5 turned out, but they’re also aware that not all viewers are on the same page. Joe Weisberg, the creator of the FX spy drama that stars Keri Russell (Elizabeth Jennings) and Matthew Rhys (Philip Jennings), told TheWrap that he and executive producer Joel Fields are a bit surprised that some fans and critics have felt that the penultimate season, which ended last week, was not up to par creatively with the previous ones. “If you want the honest answer, I think we’re struggling a little bit because we really love this season, »
- Ryan Gajewski
Having already cast Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for his upcoming Pentagon Papers drama, Steven Spielberg has now rounded out his cast for the film, which is now officially going by the title of The Papers.
Deadline reports that Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods have all signed on to appear in the movie, which began filming in New York last week.
The Papers tells the story of The Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers, a classified study into the United States involvement in Vietnam, and the newspaper’s legal struggle over the right to publish the report. Hanks will play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, with Streep as publisher Kay Graham.
The Papers is set for a limited Oscar-qualifying limited release from December 22nd, with »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Jun 7, 2017
Busy man as always, Steven Spielberg. He’s already shot his adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, that arrives in cinemas next March. But whilst it’s in post-production, he’ll also have shot and released another film altogether.
That’s the movie that was known as The Post, and is now changing its name to The Papers. It’s the story of the Washington Post, and its involvement in the reveal of the Pentagon Papers back in 1971, that opened up details about the Vietnam War the Us government would rather have kept under wraps.
American Crime Story‘s Sarah Paulson and Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk have joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s The Papers, so reports Variety. The film will be lead by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and will go into production soon for a release this very year.
Bradley Whitford, Alison Brie, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods have also joined the cast of the feature, which is said to be released before the end of the year in order to qualify for awards season.
The film was previously titled ‘The Post’, and revolves around the The Pentagon Papers that made headlines prior to publication when the Washington’s Post’s editor Ben Bradlee (to be played by Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Streep) challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.
The film is heading »
- Paul Heath
A few months ago we thought the next Steven Spielberg film we’ll see will be his March-bound Ready Player One, but as the director is known to do, while he’s in post-production on his sci-fi tentpole, he’ll also be shooting a new drama. Once going by The Post, his Pentagon Papers film — now titled The Papers — starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep has begun production and now the full cast has been unveiled.
Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, and Zach Woods have all joined the the film, according to Variety. Along with being a Mr. Show reunion, it’s quite the varied, impressive supporting ensemble, and we’re already imagining the newsroom banter.
The drama will follow the true story of Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and »
- Jordan Raup
According to Variety, an actor from a TV show you like has just joined the cast of Stephen Spielberg’s The Papers (formerly known as The Post), which will tell the story of the Washington Post’s fight to publish the Pentagon Papers—which basically revealed the extent to which the U.S. government had fucked up the Vietnam War—in 1971. As for which actor we’re referring to, take your pick: Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Greenwood, and Zach Woods have all joined the cast, and they’ve all appeared in at least one wildly popular or critically acclaimed show from the last few years. Who knows, maybe Spielberg’s been spending some time catching up on American Horror Story, Better Call Saul, The Americans, The West Wing, The Leftovers, Breaking Bad »
- Sam Barsanti
Few directors in Hollywood can attract the same caliber of talent as Steven Spielberg.
Throughout his decorated career behind the lens, the industry legend has launched up-and-comers to stardom while simultaneously wringing the absolute best out of acting veterans like Tom Hanks. Together, they’ve formed a creative and often unrivalled double act that’s produced edge-of-your-seat drama (see: Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, Bridge of Spies), and we know they’re poised to re-team again for a potentially Oscar-worthy picture centering on the infamous Pentagon Papers.
Formerly titled The Post, Variety brings word today that Spielberg’s latest creative venture will now release as The Papers, and the filmmaker has recruited a truly enviable ensemble to chronicle the saga involving the Washington Post, the Nixon Administration, and those aforementioned Pentagon Papers – documents that contained classified information on America’s dubious presence in Vietnam.
- Michael Briers
Just three months after Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and director Steven Spielberg joined forces for The Post, the cast has just gotten much bigger. In addition to directing, Spielberg will also produce along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer and features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods. The project has already been put on the fast track for an Oscar-friendly release later this year.
Twentieth Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment's riveting drama inspired by actual events, The Papers began principal photography in New York on Tuesday, May 30th. Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg helms a powerhouse cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Papers. In June 1971 The New York Times, »
Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods have joined the cast for The Papers, the Steven Spielberg-directed movie about the Washington Post's role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post's editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham joined the New York Times in challenging the federal government over their… »
Twentieth Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment’s riveting drama inspired by actual events, The Papers, began principal photography in New York on Tuesday, May 30th. Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg helms a powerhouse cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Papers.
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four Us Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as »
- Melissa Thompson
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Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama is staffing up.
The Fox and Amblin Entertainment film, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, has added Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods to its ensemble cast.
The film, which has been renamed The Papers (originally, The Post) is inspired by The Washington Post's role in publishing the infamous study about America's role in the Vietnam War — a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four U.S. Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine »
- Ashley Lee
Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods have joined the ensemble of Steven Spielberg’s “The Papers,” which already stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. The film centers on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971.
Formerly known as “The Post,” the movie is a co-production between Amblin Entertainment and Fox. The film has been fast-tracked with the hope of making this year’s awards season race, with production already underway.
The movie will see a limited release on Dec. 22 and go wide on Jan. 12, 2018.
Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Drama Gets 2017 Oscar-Season Release
Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures purchased the spec from Liz Hannah last fall, with Pascal on board to produce along with Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Rachel O’Connor will executive produce with »
- Justin Kroll
Scott Speedman has got some explaining to do.
“You have been to my house,” DeGeneres says to Speedman. “Not my house now, but a house I lived in long time ago.”
“Yes, I have,” Speedman confesses, recalling that it was in 1996.
“I was not there,” DeGeneres continues. “Who invited you?”
“My memory on that is a little fuzzy,” he says nervously. “It was the first time I had ever been to L.A. I was here for 24 hours. I got flow in for 24 hours, got off the plane, did a screen test, met up with a bunch of other crazy Canadians. We drank a »
Keri Russell is getting candid about how being a parent of three impacts her philanthropy.
“I just think you’re so much more vulnerable and kind of exposed emotionally, you can’t go to one of these events without sobbing,” The Americans star told People Saturday during the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. “You’re just more vulnerable to it, which is good.”
The actress describes her hopes for her own children’s personalities with a laugh: “I’m just starting with, ‘Don’t be a jerk.’ ”
Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, »
- Mary S. Park
There’s a decent chance that this year’s Emmy race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series could be a carbon copy of 2016, with all six nominees — Bloodline‘s Kyle Chandler, Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek, Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys, Ray Donovan‘s Liev Schreiber and House of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey — all back in the hunt for gold.
PhotosEmmys 2017: Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees!
However, we at TVLine are hopeful that Academy members will boldly think outside the box when they reach the Lead Actor section of their ballots. »
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