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‘Mom’ Stages ‘West Wing’ Reunion

4 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Allison Janney knows her way around the White House — at least the fictional one, having playing Cj Cregg on “The West Wing” for seven seasons. She even made a surprise appearance in the White House press room recently, posing as her character from the NBC drama. Janney crashed the press briefing to discuss the opioid epidemic, an issue raised on her current show, “Mom,” which deals with the struggles of drug addiction.

In the May 5th episode of “Mom” (titled “Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake”), she goes back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue once again — and finds a familiar face: her “West Wing” co-star Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler on the NBC drama.

The “West Wing” reunion comes at the end of an episode where her character, Bonnie, is struggling to deal with her daughter, Christy’s (Anna Faris) success.

 

As the two finally make peace, Bonnie muses »

- Debra Birnbaum

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C.J. Cregg Is Back! Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford and James Corden Have a Signature West Wing Walk and Talk

15 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "qPey6MWrLlA"] C.J. Cregg is having a moment. After Allison Janney revived her West Wing character at a White House press briefing last week, the no-nonsense press secretary showed up on The Late Late Show Wednesday night alongside host James Corden - but she wasn't alone. Bradley Whitford, a.k.a. White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman, also joined in for Corden's riff on West Wing scribe Aaron Sorkin's signature walk-and-talk.Before the chat and swag starts, Janney's C.J.) asks, "Sir, we need to talk about the jokes for tonight's monologue - should we talk about them in your office, »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Sarah Paulson: 'You Should be Able to Love Whomever You F----- Well Please'

4 May 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarah Paulson generally remains reserved when it comes to her views on sexuality, but the actress recently decided to share a few choice (and four-letter) words on the subject. The American Crime Story star opens up about in the new issue of No Tofu magazine about her love life, which has received a lot of attention since it was revealed she's currently in a relationship with actress Holland Taylor. "I believe that everyone should be allowed to speak their truth and just say what they want to say and show the world who they are," says Paulson, 41 . "You should be »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Sarah Paulson: 'You Should be Able to Love Whomever You F----- Well Please'

4 May 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarah Paulson generally remains reserved when it comes to her views on sexuality, but the actress recently decided to share a few choice (and four-letter) words on the subject. The American Crime Story star opens up about in the new issue of No Tofu magazine about her love life, which has received a lot of attention since it was revealed she's currently in a relationship with actress Holland Taylor. "I believe that everyone should be allowed to speak their truth and just say what they want to say and show the world who they are," says Paulson, 41 . "You should be »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Entertainment Education: Schools On The Move

27 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

These innovative and cutting-edge programs offer competitive, top-notch training in all areas of film, TV and media.

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia

Known for its quality animation instruction and cutting-edge animation lab, CalArts’ undergraduate character animation program has produced 10 Oscar winners, the most recent being Pete Docter, who directed the 2015 Oscar-winning animated film “Inside Out.” Beyond animation, the private university’s students are exploring immersive entertainment, creating audiovisual material intended for audiences in a 360-degree viewing environment. Recent events include workshops with “Tangerine” director Sean Baker and “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner.

California State University Northridge, Dept. of Cinema and Television Arts

Los Angeles

With seven areas of specialized study, the department’s film production alums have gone on to receive Cannes Film Festival, DGA and Emmy honors. The university also produces its own film series, Cinematheque. The year-round program presents thematic film retrospectives, guest lectures and panel discussions. »

- Variety Staff

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Tina Fey, Megan Hilty Fete NBC’s Bob Greenblatt at Actors Fund Gala

25 April 2016 9:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tina Fey took time out from the opening of her husband’s latest Broadway effort on Monday night to shower praise on NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt as he received the Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor.

Fey noted that during her 19 years of working at NBC she’s seen nine heads of NBC come and go. Greenblatt, who has run the entertainment side of the network since 2011, stands out as uniquely qualified for the job, drawing an analogy to characters from her NBC comedy “30 Rock.”

“He comes from a creative background, not a corporate one,” Fey told the crowd at the Marriott Marquis. “Bob Greenblatt is much more Kenneth the Page than Jack Donaghy.”

Fey hustled across the street in Times Square to present Greenblatt’s kudo shortly after the opening of Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s one-man effort “Fully Committed,” which features original music by her husband, Jeff Richmond. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Of Course Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Feature Rian Johnson's Lucky Charm Actor

20 April 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When certain writers or directors work on projects there are often actors that you know will show up in one place or another. Sometimes it’s leading roles, like when Tim Burton calls Johnny Depp every time he makes a movie. Other times it can be a small supporting part, like when Josh Malina shows up in nearly everything that Aaron Sorkin writes, or the fact that John Ratzenberger voices a character in every Pixar movie. For Rian Johnson, that special, "always there" actor is Noah Segan, and since Johnson has begun to work on Star Wars: Episode VIII, it’s no surprise that Segan will be there as well. The news that Noah Segan recently took off for Pinewood Studios in London comes courtesy of Birth.Movies.Death. You see, in addition to being a great actor, Segan also occasionally contributes pieces to the website, »

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Reviewing every 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' season 2 episode

18 April 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Netflix released the whole second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Friday, and I'm going to offer some overall thoughts on the season, followed by specific takes on each episode, coming up just as soon as I ask whether Cate Blanchett is really a great actress, or just tall... Netflix made the first six episodes available to critics, and while I enjoyed most of those early installments, the back half of the season was by far the stronger part, and the phase of things where the shift from making episodes for NBC to making them for Netflix was much more apparent. Season 1 also turned more serialized towards the end, with the trial of the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, and it had its emotional moments as Kimmy faced down her captor. But the later episodes of season 2 felt darker and more complicated in their attempt to address Kimmy's emotional damage. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' hasn't changed for Netflix. That's a good thing.

13 April 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"I'm like a biscotti," Kimmy Schmidt explains. "People act like I'm this sweet cookie, but I'm really this super hard thing, that nobody knows what I am or why I am." Kimmy — an exuberant Midwesterner who spent most of her adolescence and young adulthood imprisoned in an underground bunker by a doomsday cult leader — often confounds the cynical New Yorkers she meets, but she has a pretty good understanding of herself. And Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has an even better sense of what it is and why it is. In the first season, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock made the exact show they wanted to make: a weird comedy populated with misfit characters, constantly juxtaposing Kimmy's sunny disposition with her horrific backstory, and taking place in a New York five or six times more cartoonish than anything Fey and Carlock attempted on 30 Rock. It was a terrific season, but one that »

- Alan Sepinwall

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DVD Review: Steve Jobs

7 April 2016 7:32 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The mythology of Steve Jobs knows no bounds. A Zen Buddhist who berated his employees, an absentee father who supported his daughter, and an underdog who spearheaded the biggest company in the world, all through the guise of glasses and a black turtleneck. Was he a good guy? Was he even a genius? Such questions have been asked time and time again, often with an ambiguous response behind them. Judge not by the warmth of the morals, but by the efficiency of the products.

These are the contradictions that drive Steve Jobs, the latest offering from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Steeped in five years of heavy research, wordsmith extraordinaire Sorkin (The Social Network [2010], Moneyball [2011]) whittles down Walter Isaacson’s biography to a trio of product launches in 1984, 1988, and 1998 – blending fact and fiction to fit his be-speckled canvas.

Many of the interactions that coat the film’s three-act »

- Danilo Castro

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'The West Wing' Cast Will Reunite at Atx Fest

7 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This year's Atx Television Festival lineup has just gotten even more awesome: The cast of "The West Wing" is one of several new additions now set for a reunion at the event.

Atx Fest announced its updated lineup on Thursday, and the most exciting name is easily "The West Wing," NBC's political drama that ran for seven seasons and racked up multiple Emmy wins (and stole viewers' hearts) from 1999 to 2006. Creator and original showrunner Aaron Sorkin is set to appear, as are the following cast members: Bradley Whitford (Josh), Dule Hill (Charlie), Joshua Malina (Will), Richard Schiff (Toby), and Janel Moloney (Donna).

More actors are expected to join the panel (after all, you can't call it a proper "West Wing" reunion without President Bartlett and C.J. Cregg, a.k.a. Martin Sheen and Allison Janney), which also includes director Thomas Schlamme. The participants will gather in honor of the »

- Katie Roberts

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TVLine Items: The West Wing Reunion, Conan Returns to NYC and More

7 April 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

President Jed Bartlet’s administration is getting back to work — for one night only.

Cast members from The West Wing will reunite at this year’s Atx Television Festival, taking place from June 9 to 12 in Austin.

RelatedGreek Revival Movie Set at Freeform

The panel will include stars Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, as well as series creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer Thomas Schlamme.

Also added to the Atx Festival lineup: Cast reunions for Ugly Betty and Rescue Me, plus panels for Wgn America’s Outsiders, Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, Audience Network’s »

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‘The West Wing,’ ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘Ugly Betty’ Casts to Reunite at Atx Television Festival

7 April 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Atx Television Festival is beefing up its busy line-up with a number of cast reunions and freshman panels. The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s hit political drama, “The West Wing,” will be reuniting for a panel discussion dubbed “The West Wing Administration” at the Austin, Texas-based fest.

The panel, which marks the 10th anniversary since the series finale, will feature Sorkin, director and executive producer Thomas Schlamme and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, with more to be announced.

Another show hitting a 10-year mark is “Ugly Betty,” which premiered in 2006. Cast members including America Ferrera, Eric MabiusBecki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn will be part of a reunion panel on the closing night of the festival.

Ferrera will also participate in a panel for her current NBC show “Superstore, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘The West Wing’ & ‘Rescue Me’ Among Reunions Set At Atx Television Festival

7 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There will be quite a bit of nostalgia at the upcoming Atx Television Festival with several reunions planned including The West Wing, Rescue Me, and previously announced Ugly Betty, among others. The fest, which runs June 9-12 in Austin, TX, will mark the 10th anniversary of The West Wing finale with "The West Wing Administration" panel, featuring creator/executive producer Aaron Sorkin and director/executive producer Thomas Schlamme. Cast members committed so far include… »

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The West Wing Reunion Is Officially Happening

7 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Austin is getting political this summer. Once again, the Atx Television Festival is gifting TV lovers with an epic cast reunion: The West Wing! Set to take place June 9-12, the beloved festival will be hosting a panel that will feature creator Aaron Sorkin and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Siff and Janel Moloney, as well as director and executive producer Thomas Schlamme. (Fans can expect more panelists to be announced leading up to the fest.) And what perfect timing for a reunion as the panel will also mark the 10th anniversary of the iconic NBC series' finale, which ended in 2006 after a 156-episode run over seven seasons.  Malina, who is currently on »

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12 of Our Favorite Screen-to-Stage Adaptations

6 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Transferring films to Broadway has become routine, and the same is true for popular plays and musicals that were originally set on Broadway and made their way to the silver screen. Recent screen-to-stage transfers include “Waitress,” starring Jessie Mueller, “American Psycho,” “Finding Neverland,” and “School of Rock;” all of which are currently playing the Great White Way (“American Psycho” is still in previews). Just last week NBC announced it will be staging a live television production of the 1992, hit Aaron Sorkin film “A Few Good Men”; a Broadway adaptation may not be too far off. The following 12 productions are just a handful of many notable Broadway productions based on feature films. “ApplauseLauren Bacall stepped in the shoes of aging actor Margo Channing in the Broadway musical adaptation of “All About Eve” in 1970. Similar to the 1950 film, “Applause” is also based on Mary Orr’s short story, “The Wisdom of Eve. »

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Billions Review: Hero Wanted, No Chucks Need Apply

4 April 2016 6:20 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Let’s start with the obvious: this was the best episode of Billions by a wide, wide margin. It featured the most deft writing, the most engaging performances, and solid directorial work. It finally managed to write a scene with banter that didn’t sound like a room full of people trying to imitate an Aaron Sorkin movie. It even finally managed to make me give a crap about any of the traders in Axe Capital! This is what happens over the course of a season. This show was always in steady hands, with experienced writers like Koppelman and Levien and an in-the-now journalist

Billions Review: Hero Wanted, No Chucks Need Apply »

- Hunter Bishop

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Best Baseball Movies

3 April 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the »

- Movie Geeks

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Never felt so Live!

1 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Filmed stage productions are becoming more and more common with The National Theatre in London finding great success streaming their high production shows across cinemas all over the world. Cinephiles and theatre goers are big overlap on the venn diagram. A live TV production seems like the next logical step. As recently reported, Aaron Sorkin’s play-turned-film A Few Good Men is getting the live TV treatment in 2017 on NBC. This follows in the successful footsteps of live musicals The Sound Of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz and Grease but is certainly an ambitious task without the razzle dazzle of musicals or the tomfoolery of live comedy to smooth over the awkward edges live TV can contain.

Whilst these filmed non-musical stage productions have found success, particularly when big names are headlining, there is always something missing that makes in an incomparable experience to being in the theatre with them. »

- Josh Forward

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Aaron Sorkin Reteams with NBC for ‘A Few Good Men’ Live Production in 2017

31 March 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Continuing their trend of live event television, NBC has announced their next production will reteam the network with their The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip creator and writer Aaron Sorkin for a live presentation of the acclaimed courtroom drama A Few Good Men. So instead of watching the movie when it’s […]

The post Aaron Sorkin Reteams with NBC for ‘A Few Good Men’ Live Production in 2017 appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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