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‘The Departed’ Series Being Developed by Amazon

23 August 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The TV-shows-based-on-movies trend continues. After yesterday’s news that Crackle is developing a series based on Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch” comes the announcement that Amazon is adapting Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” “Detroit 1-8-7” creator Jason Richman is writing the series, which shifts the action from Boston to Chicago and centers around a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a Latino gang — which has a mole of its own on the police force.

Read More: Rupert Grint to Star in ‘Snatch’ Series for Crackle

Scorsese’s film, which won the celebrated filmmaker a long-awaited Oscar for Best Director and also took home prizes for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay, was released in 2006 to critical and financial success. Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon played the two main characters; it’s yet to be announced who will star in the equivalent roles (or any other, for that matter).

Read More: Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Departed’ Series Being Developed by Amazon

23 August 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The TV-shows-based-on-movies trend continues. After yesterday’s news that Crackle is developing a series based on Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch” comes the announcement that Amazon is adapting Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” “Detroit 1-8-7” creator Jason Richman is writing the series, which shifts the action from Boston to Chicago and centers around a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a Latino gang — which has a mole of its own on the police force.

Read More: Rupert Grint to Star in ‘Snatch’ Series for Crackle

Scorsese’s film, which won the celebrated filmmaker a long-awaited Oscar for Best Director and also took home prizes for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay, was released in 2006 to critical and financial success. Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon played the two main characters; it’s yet to be announced who will star in the equivalent roles (or any other, for that matter).

Read More: Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick, »

- Michael Nordine

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I Love Dick review – I can't get enough, please can we have more?

19 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Amazon’s pilot season includes Jill Soloway’s relationships comedy, starring Kevin Bacon as the titular cultural theorist. It shouldn’t even have to audition

It is rather extraordinary to find Jill Soloway’s new comedy I Love Dick appearing as part of Amazon’s comedy pilot season. This is partly because Soloway is the creator of Transparent, an Amazon series that was hosed down with awards and is soon to begin its third season. She, of all people, shouldn’t have to audition.

Related: I Love Dick: the book about relationships everyone should read

Related: Transparent's creator on the rise of trans visibility: 'Now we can take the gloves off'

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- Tim Dowling

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Amazon’s ‘I Love Dick’ review: ‘A sardonic, intellectual triumph.’

19 August 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I Love Dick review: Kevin Bacon returns to the small screen in this new Amazon pilot for 2016.

Read our full I Love Dick review below.

In the newest round of Amazon’s democratic pilot process, I Love Dick proves to be a bold, unwavering attempt at piercing the ‘inner circle’ of our culture’s comedy club, and does so by being so utterly and completely out of the box. Director Jill Soloway, along with co-creator Sarah Gubbins’ (from the book itself) I Love Dick sees our protagonist, Chris (played by Kathryn Hahn) and the title character (Kevin Bacon) meet by chance, forcing Hahn’s character into a state of psycho-sexual obsession. What follows is a smart, skillful and simultaneous death and rebirth of a wilting marriage, the beginning of what is sure to be a tale of an unwavering sexual reawakening, and a tone so grounded it feels entirely true »

- Matthew Ceo

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Kevin Bacon on How His ‘I Love Dick’ Character Is Much More Than Just a Dick

19 August 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Kevin Bacon wants you to know that “Dick” isn’t an asshole.

Bacon stars in the new Amazon pilot “I Love Dick” as the title character, the prickly (and somewhat mysterious) leader of an artists’ enclave in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. Kathryn Hahn plays Chris, a filmmaker who comes to town with her husband, author Sylvere (Griffin Dunne).

Transparent” executive producer Jill Soloway (who also directed the pilot) and Sarah Gubbins are behind “I Love Dick,” which is based on a 1997 novel that has become a cult favorite for its exploration of men and women relationships. On the show, Chris quickly finds herself attracted to Dick, and a complicated dance between all three of them promises to change all of their lives.

For Bacon, “I Love Dick” (if it is picked up to series) is his first regular TV role since Fox’s “The Following,” which had marked »

- Michael Schneider

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Kevin Bacon on How His ‘I Love Dick’ Character Is Much More Than Just a Dick

19 August 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kevin Bacon wants you to know that “Dick” isn’t an asshole.

Bacon stars in the new Amazon pilot “I Love Dick” as the title character, the prickly (and somewhat mysterious) leader of an artists’ enclave in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. Kathryn Hahn plays Chris, a filmmaker who comes to town with her husband, author Sylvere (Griffin Dunne).

Transparent” executive producer Jill Soloway (who also directed the pilot) and Sarah Gubbins are behind “I Love Dick,” which is based on a 1997 novel that has become a cult favorite for its exploration of men and women relationships. On the show, Chris quickly finds herself attracted to Dick, and a complicated dance between all three of them promises to change all of their lives.

For Bacon, “I Love Dick” (if it is picked up to series) is his first regular TV role since Fox’s “The Following,” which had marked »

- Michael Schneider

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I Love Dick review – a treat for the intellect and the heart

19 August 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Transparent creator Jill Soloway recasts the cult novel about academics in a love triangle into a show that’s innovative, well-acted and visually sumptuous

I Love Dick, the latest show by Transparent creator Jill Soloway, boasts many amazing scenes, but the best is a sex fantasy that imagines what media would be like from the female gaze. Movies and TV shows are littered with instances of men dreaming about women they are obsessed with but can’t have – think Kevin Spacey’s rose-strewn sexcapades in American Beauty – but here, a woman imagines being sexually pleasured by a man in a restaurant bathroom. Rather than naked breasts and breathy seductions, we see waiters carrying plates with stuffed rabbits, a confident guy telepathically intuiting a woman’s needs, and a stoic stock figure of American masculinity filling out a white T-shirt in a way that hasn’t been seen since James Dean’s death. »

- Brian Moylan

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

19 August 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

“’Timecop’ is like ‘Looper’ with Bruce Willis, but a million times better,” is just one of the gems spoken in “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” which is as gloriously ridiculous as its title.

What the Amazon pilot lacks in plot — action star Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to act as a private contractor specializing in kicking ass and doing the splits — it makes up for with indiscriminate jabs at everything and anyone, including its star, Hollywood, pretentious foodies and even America’s Undulating Beefcake, Channing Tatum. A surprising appearance by Phylicia Rashad, who gamely plays Jean-Claude’s agent, is a comic revelation. She delivers the most absurd movie pitches with such enthusiasm that we’re ready to sign up for the “P.F. Chang’s” biopic ourselves.

The only real disappointment is the lackluster treatment of Jean-Claude’s love interest Vanessa (Kat Foster), who isn’t given much to work with story-wise. »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

19 August 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

“’Timecop’ is like ‘Looper’ with Bruce Willis, but a million times better,” is just one of the gems spoken in “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” which is as gloriously ridiculous as its title.

What the Amazon pilot lacks in plot — action star Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to act as a private contractor specializing in kicking ass and doing the splits — it makes up for with indiscriminate jabs at everything and anyone, including its star, Hollywood, pretentious foodies and even America’s Undulating Beefcake, Channing Tatum. A surprising appearance by Phylicia Rashad, who gamely plays Jean-Claude’s agent, is a comic revelation. She delivers the most absurd movie pitches with such enthusiasm that we’re ready to sign up for the “P.F. Chang’s” biopic ourselves.

The only real disappointment is the lackluster treatment of Jean-Claude’s love interest Vanessa (Kat Foster), who isn’t given much to work with story-wise. »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer Shows Jcvd’s Life As A Retired Action Star/Black Ops Agent

18 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What do you do when you’re a global martial arts and film sensation, the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world and happen to be retired? For Jean-Claude van Damme, internationally recognizable actor and star of the new Amazon series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” he seems to spends his days relaxing in his lavish home.

Yesterday Amazon released the first official photos of Jcvd’s new pilot and today the first teaser trailer for the show has arrived. While the video doesn’t show much of the series’ plot, it does paint a satirical picture of what the retired movie star’s life looks like.

Read More: ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ First Look: Jcvd Takes on the World’s Baddest Villains in New Amazon Series

The clip shows Van Damme spending his morning moisturizing with his personalized hygiene products, walking downstairs past his table filled with framed photos of dogs, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer Shows Jcvd’s Life As A Retired Action Star/Black Ops Agent

18 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What do you do when you’re a global martial arts and film sensation, the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world and happen to be retired? For Jean-Claude van Damme, internationally recognizable actor and star of the new Amazon series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” he seems to spends his days relaxing in his lavish home.

Yesterday Amazon released the first official photos of Jcvd’s new pilot and today the first teaser trailer for the show has arrived. While the video doesn’t show much of the series’ plot, it does paint a satirical picture of what the retired movie star’s life looks like.

Read More: ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ First Look: Jcvd Takes on the World’s Baddest Villains in New Amazon Series

The clip shows Van Damme spending his morning moisturizing with his personalized hygiene products, walking downstairs past his table filled with framed photos of dogs, »

- Liz Calvario

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New Transparent and Black Mirror episodes to premiere at Toronto film festival

18 August 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Previews of respective third series of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian satire and Jill Soloway’s comedy-drama about a transgender retiree will be screened at Toronto’s TV arm, Primetime

New episodes of Black Mirror and Transparent will premiere at next month’s Toronto film festival.

Previews of the third seasons of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian sci-fi satire and Jill Soloway’s comedy-drama about a transgender retiree will feature as part of Primetime, Toronto’s TV sidebar.

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- Henry Barnes

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New Transparent and Black Mirror episodes to premiere at Toronto film festival

18 August 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Previews of respective third series of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian satire and Jill Soloway’s comedy-drama about a transgender retiree will be screened at Toronto’s TV arm, Primetime

New episodes of Black Mirror and Transparent will premiere at next month’s Toronto film festival.

Previews of the third seasons of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian sci-fi satire and Jill Soloway’s comedy-drama about a transgender retiree will feature as part of Primetime, Toronto’s TV sidebar.

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- Henry Barnes

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Toronto: 'Transparent', 'Black Mirror' episodes in TV line-up

18 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tiff audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.

The return for the second year of the Primetime television roster includes new episodes from Charlie Brooker’s unsettling anthology series Black Mirror, a look at Kenyan procedural Tuko Macho, mystery series Wasteland from the Czech Republic and the previously announced nirvanna the band the show from Canada.

Highlights at the seven-day Tiff Industry Conference are expected to include Mogul sessions with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and The Weinstein Company president and COO David Glasser.

Doug Liman will give a Master Class address on Vr, while panel discussions will cover the potential impact of Brexit on the UK film industry, East-West alliances, gender, and conversations with Jonathan Demme and Steve James.

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to 18 and the Tiff Industry Conference runs from September 9-15.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: TV, industry line-ups

18 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tiff audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.

The return for the second year of the Primetime television roster includes new episodes from Charlie Brooker’s unsettling anthology series Black Mirror, a look at Kenyan procedural Tuko Macho, mystery series Wasteland from the Czech Republic and the previously announced nirvanna the band the show from Canada.

Highlights at the seven-day Tiff Industry Conference are expected to include Mogul sessions with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and The Weinstein Company president and COO David Glasser.

Doug Liman will give a Master Class address on Vr, while panel discussions will cover the potential impact of Brexit on the UK film industry, East-West alliances, gender, and conversations with Jonathan Demme and Steve James.

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to 18 and the Tiff Industry Conference runs from September 9-15.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: TV, industry lineups

18 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tiff audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.

The return for the second year of the Primetime television roster includes new episodes from Charlie Brooker’s unsettling anthology series Black Mirror, a look at Kenyan procedural Tuko Macho, mystery series Wasteland from the Czech Republic and the previously announced nirvanna the band the show from Canada.

Highlights at the seven-day Tiff Industry Conference are expected to include Mogul sessions with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and The Weinstein Company president and COO David Glasser.

Doug Liman will give a Master Class address on Vr, while panel discussions will cover the potential impact of Brexit on the UK film industry, East-West alliances, gender, and conversations with Jonathan Demme and Steve James.

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to 18.

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“This peak era for television has ushered in a gold »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Primetime boasts new 'Transparent', 'Black Mirror' episodes

18 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.

The return for the second year of the Primetime television roster includes new episodes from Charlie Brooker’s unsettling anthology series Black Mirror, a look at Kenyan procedural Tuko Macho, mystery series Wasteland from the Czech Republic and the previously announced nirvanna the band the show from Canada.

Highlights at the seven-day Tiff Industry Conference are expected to include Mogul sessions with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and The Weinstein Company president and COO David Glasser.

Doug Liman will give a Master Class address on Vr, while panel discussions will cover the potential impact of Brexit on the UK film industry, East-West alliances, gender, and conversations with Jonathan Demme and Steve James.

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to 18.

Primetime

“This peak era for television has ushered in a gold »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Daily | Toronto 2016 Lineup, Round 6

18 August 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Toronto International Film Festival's Primetime program, focusing on "high-quality television premieres," will see its second year when Tiff runs from September 8 through 18. Among the highlights: Episodes from the new season of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series, Black Mirror, featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Alice Eve; three episodes from the third season of Jill Soloway's Transparent with Anjelica Huston, Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Judith Light, Cherry Jones, Rob Hubel, Alexandra Billings, Trace Lysette, Alexandra Grey, and Kathryn Hahn; and from Matt Johnson (The Dirties, Operation Avalanche), nirvanna the band the show. » - David Hudson »

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Toronto Film Festival adds 'Transparent' and 'Black Mirror' premieres to lineup

18 August 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival's Primetime section is returning for a second year, showcasing episodes from five television shows from around the world. In addition to Tiff's impressive film roster, the festival will also premiere the first three episodes of the third season of Transparent as well as two new episodes of Black Mirror.  Here's the full list of television premieres:  Black Mirror created by Charlie Brooker, United Kingdom/South Africa, World Premiere directed by Owen Harris and Joe Wright The Festival presents two Black Mirror episodes: San Junipero and Nosedive. Transparent created by Jill Soloway, USA, World Premiere directed by Jill Soloway and Silas Howard The Festival presents Transparent season 3, episodes 1, 2 and 3. Tuko Macho created and directed by Jim Chuchu, Kenya  The Festival presents two episodes of Tuko Macho. Wasteland (Pustina) created by Št?pán Hulík, Czech Republic, World Premiere directed by Ivan Zachariáš and Alice Nellis The Festival »

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Tiff’s Second-Ever TV Lineup Includes ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Transparent’

18 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Toronto Film Festival unveiled its Primetime program lineup Thursday, marking the Tiff’s second-ever television section. The five shows premiering include series from countries including the United Kingdom, Kenya, the Czech Republic and the U.S.

Read More: Why Tiff’s Midnight Madness Program Attracts Cinephiles From Around the World Every Year

The five TV premieres chosen for the lineup this year include two new installments of the U.K. anthology series “Black Mirror;” the third season of Jill Soloway’s Amazon series “Transparent”; an interactive procedural crime thriller from Kenya called “Tuko Macho;” the Czech mystery miniseries “Wasteland,” about a coal-mining village facing extinction; and the previously announced “nirvanna the band the show,” the TV adaptation of Matt Johnson’s (“The Dirties”) comedy web series about a two-piece Toronto band. Primetime will once again include Q&A sessions with show creators following each screening.

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- Graham Winfrey

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