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News Shorts: July 25th 2016

25 July 2016 6:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Release Dates

Several key release date announcements and changes have taken place recently, starting with Matthew McConaughey's "Gold" entering the awards race with a December 25th limited opening. Then there's the fifth "Shrek" film which Dreamworks Animation has set for a 2019 release.

Meanwhile Daniela Amavia's drama "A Beautiful Now" starring Abigail Spencer has been picked up by Monterey Media with plans for a September /October release. Kino Lorber has secured U.S. distribution rights for Simon Stone's Australian drama "The Daughter" with plans for an end of year release.

Insidious: Chapter 4

"The Dark Knight Rises" and "Dirt" actor Josh Stewart has joined the cast of "Insidious: Chapter 4" in a yet to be announced role. Adam Robitel will direct from a script by co-creator Leigh Whannell. Lin Shaye returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier in the project which is targeting an October 20th 2017 release. [Source: More Details]

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- Garth Franklin

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Comic-Con: ‘Timeless’ stars on the ambitions and the guts of sending a black guy back in time

24 July 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Timeless is among many time travel shows on air this year, when turn-back-the-clock TV seems to be the hottest new trend. But it’s the only series that’s daring to deal with sending a black character to eras where it was not at all fun to be black. Malcolm Barrett (Better off Ted) plays Rufus, a scientist who can pilot the time machine that goes back to the Hindenburg disaster in the first episode of Timeless, which premieres on NBC this October. Rufus is hesitant to join the small crew tasked with chasing a suspected terrorist back to May 6, 1937. “I am black,” he tells his superior. “There is literally no place in American history that will be awesome for me.” But he goes back anyway. There’s a reason he’s best for the job, a reason still mysterious to viewers upon the end of the pilot episode. And »

- Emily Rome

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Us Briefs: 'Gold' gets December 25 wide release

21 July 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires Chicken People; Ifp expands remit; and more…

TWC-Dimension has set a December 25 wide release for Black Bear’s adventure starring Matthew McConaughey.

The Oscar winner plays Kenny Wells in the modern-day romp inspired by actual events about a prospector and a geologist who team up to find gold in the uncharted jungles of Indonesia.

Stephen Gaghan directs Gold from a screenplay by Patrick Massett and John Zinman. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Hwy 61’s Michael Nozik serve as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey. 

Hwy 61 partner Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman are the executive producers. 

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to SXSW premiere Chicken People and will release theatrically in late summer. Nicole Lucas Haimes directed and Motto Pictures produced the documentary about competitive chicken breeding. Cinetic represented Cmt in the deal.Ifp is expanding its remit to support television, digital, web, Vr »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Abigail Spencer’s ‘A Beautiful Now’ Scheduled for Fall Release (Exclusive)

21 July 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monterey Media has acquired all U.S. and Canada rights to Daniela Amavia’s drama “A Beautiful Now,”  starring Abigail Spencer, Variety has learned exclusively.

Cheyenne Jackson, Patrick Heusinger and Sonja Kinski also star in the Unified Pictures production. Amavia directed from her own script, in which a group of friends come together to save a dancer (Spencer) who is teetering on the edge of letting go. The film asks “If your life flashed before your eyes —would you like what you see?”

The deal was negotiated with producer Lynn Kressel, Amavia and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield. “A Beautiful Now” premiered at the La Film Festival. The U.S. theatrical launch is planned for September /October to coincide with Spencer starring in the new NBC series “Timeless”.

“We are so looking forward to sharing this lovely, lyrical, haunting film, with its wonderfully layered performances,” Mansfield said.

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- Dave McNary

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‘The Unseen’ Exclusive Trailer: A Man Slowly Becoming Invisible Searches For His Missing Daughter

6 July 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Unseen” follows Bob Longmore (Aden Young), a man who abruptly left his wife Darlene (Camille Sullivan) and daughter Eva (Julia Sarah Stone) and isolated himself in a small Northern town. He works at a saw mill and mostly keeps to himself, avoiding human interaction if at all possible. Bob abandons his family because of his unique condition: He’s slowly going invisible, in an irregular and shocking way. When Darlene reaches out to him, Bob returns home to reconnect with Eva, but as soon as he returns, Eva mysteriously goes missing. Now, it’s up to Bob to risk discovery and the life he’s created for himself in order to find the daughter he loves. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘Rectify’ To End After Season 4

The film is the feature-length debut from makeup effects artist Geoff Redknap. His previous credits include “Watchmen,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Emmys Dream Ballot: The Most Deserving Drama Nominees

5 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Supporting Actress in a Comedy category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line drama categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. It would be grand to hear their names announced come nomination day, but we just hope they know how much their work has been appreciated this past TV season. »

- Ben Travers

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Emmys Dream Ballot: The Most Deserving Drama Nominees

5 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Supporting Actress in a Comedy category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line comedy categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear their »

- Ben Travers

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Interview with Director Rob Spera for ‘The Sweet Life’

24 June 2016 3:27 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Suicide is a drastic decision until love complicates the matter.

In an unconventional comedy drama, it follows Kenny Parker (Chris Messina) and Lolita Nowicki (Abigail Spencer), who are suffering from their own personal demons, traveling across the country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide together. Their suicide pact gets complicated as they start to fall in love.

The film had its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this month.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with director Rob Spera.

Watch the interview below.

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- Gig Patta

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‘This Is Us’ New Trailer: Buzzy Fall Drama Celebrates Father’s Day With Emotional Footage

18 June 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Just in time for Father’s Day, NBC released a special trailer for its upcoming drama “This Is Us,” highlighting the joys and struggles of fatherhood.

The clip shows a proud pop cheering on his daughter at her soccer game, even if she’d rather french braid a teammates hair instead of playing, that same man is seen meeting his biological father for the first time and a soon-to-be dad holds his wife’s hand as she is about to deliver.

Read More: NBC Fall 2016 Trailers, Ranked: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore and Abigail Spencer Lead the Way

The series follows a unique group of people whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. The show already has a strong following and garnered a slew of positive reactions after the first trailer was released. The first sneak peek of the show was record-breaking, crossing 50 million views on Facebook in just 11 days. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘This Is Us’ New Trailer: Buzzy Fall Drama Celebrates Father’s Day With Emotional Footage

18 June 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just in time for Father’s Day, NBC released a special trailer for its upcoming drama “This Is Us,” highlighting the joys and struggles of fatherhood.

The clip shows a proud pop cheering on his daughter at her soccer game, even if she’d rather french braid a teammates hair instead of playing, that same man is seen meeting his biological father for the first time and a soon-to-be dad holds his wife’s hand as she is about to deliver.

Read More: NBC Fall 2016 Trailers, Ranked: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore and Abigail Spencer Lead the Way

The series follows a unique group of people whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. The show already has a strong following and garnered a slew of positive reactions after the first trailer was released. The first sneak peek of the show was record-breaking, crossing 50 million views on Facebook in just 11 days. »

- Liz Calvario

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Fall TV First Impression: Timeless

14 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Related Get First Impressions of CBS’ Bull, ABC’s Notorious

The Show | NBC’s Timeless (Mondays at 10/9c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | CBS’ Scorpion and ABC’s Conviction (new)

The Cast | Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Matt Lanter (90210), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Paterson Joseph (Law & Order: »

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Jerrod Carmichael on NBC’s ‘Disrespectful’ Offer

13 June 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Carmichael Show” creator and star Jerrod Carmichael was taken aback last month when NBC tried to renew his sitcom with just a 10-episode order.

Carmichael and 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the show, had asked for 13. That left both sides at a stalemate. “With all due respect, it was a disrespectful offer,” Carmichael recently told Kcrw’s The Spin-Off podcast, hosted by me and Vulture’s Joe Adalian.

“For what I think this show has contributed to the network, I found it disrespectful,” he said. “Not that I entered into the television business for all the respect in the world.”

Read More: ‘The Carmichael Show’ Renewed: Why the NBC Sitcom Was in Limbo

Most returning broadcast network shows receive a 22-episode order, especially by the time they’ve hit their third season. But Carmichael said he wasn’t interested in such a large order. “To be honest with you, I didn’t want 22. I want to maintain a certain amount of quality with the show. I think 13 is a great amount that allows me to be genuinely inspired. We can have room to breathe.”

Why did NBC insist on 10? According to Carmichael, NBC was picking up 10-episode orders for its freshman comedies. “We’re not a freshman comedy,” he said. “I think we’ve contributed a lot to NBC.”

The Peacock network ultimately gave “The Carmichael Show” a 13-episode renewal, and the show is on track to return next year (although it doesn’t have a premiere date yet).

Read More: NBC Preview: Here’s A First Look at New Shows for Fall

Carmichael said he’s thankful of the show’s champions at the network, including NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, whom he said “genuinely cares about the show, and it means a lot to me.”

But Carmichael also admits the give-and-take with NBC has been rocky at times. “Anyone who’s ever loved someone who battled addiction knows my relationship with NBC,” he joked.

The star said he hasn’t been on a notes call for “The Carmichael Show” since the show’s pilot. “Either you’re telling me I legally can’t say a thing, or we’re having a creative difference,” he said. “And I trust my creative instinct more than yours.”

His advice to NBC? “Give it time and give it room and let it grow. Don’t operate with fear around it.”

Meanwhile, Carmichael also revealed why he decided to delete most of his Twitter history in May. The timing was unusual: It was right during the NBC show pickup talks. But the comedian said he decided to back off from Twitter and social media because “I wasn’t completing any thoughts. I don’t like distractions. It didn’t really serve a purpose for me.”

Listen to more of the podcast — including Carmichael recounting the time he received a text message from Norman Lear — here.

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Related stories'MacGyver,' Matt LeBlanc & 'Chicago' Everything: 7 Reasons the Networks Are Acting Like Networks AgainNBC Fall 2016 Trailers, Ranked: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore and Abigail Spencer Lead the Way'The Carmichael Show' Renewed: Why the NBC Sitcom Was in Limbo »

- Michael Schneider

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Jerrod Carmichael on NBC’s ‘Disrespectful’ Offer

13 June 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Carmichael Show” creator and star Jerrod Carmichael was taken aback last month when NBC tried to renew his sitcom with just a 10-episode order.

Carmichael and 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the show, had asked for 13. That left both sides at a stalemate. “With all due respect, it was a disrespectful offer,” Carmichael recently told Kcrw’s The Spin-Off podcast, hosted by me and Vulture’s Joe Adalian.

“For what I think this show has contributed to the network, I found it disrespectful,” he said. “Not that I entered into the television business for all the respect in the world.”

Read More: ‘The Carmichael Show’ Renewed: Why the NBC Sitcom Was in Limbo

Most returning broadcast network shows receive a 22-episode order, especially by the time they’ve hit their third season. But Carmichael said he wasn’t interested in such a large order. “To be honest with you, I didn’t want 22. I want to maintain a certain amount of quality with the show. I think 13 is a great amount that allows me to be genuinely inspired. We can have room to breathe.”

Why did NBC insist on 10? According to Carmichael, NBC was picking up 10-episode orders for its freshman comedies. “We’re not a freshman comedy,” he said. “I think we’ve contributed a lot to NBC.”

The Peacock network ultimately gave “The Carmichael Show” a 13-episode renewal, and the show is on track to return next year (although it doesn’t have a premiere date yet).

Read More: NBC Preview: Here’s A First Look at New Shows for Fall

Carmichael said he’s thankful of the show’s champions at the network, including NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, whom he said “genuinely cares about the show, and it means a lot to me.”

But Carmichael also admits the give-and-take with NBC has been rocky at times. “Anyone who’s ever loved someone who battled addiction knows my relationship with NBC,” he joked.

The star said he hasn’t been on a notes call for “The Carmichael Show” since the show’s pilot. “Either you’re telling me I legally can’t say a thing, or we’re having a creative difference,” he said. “And I trust my creative instinct more than yours.”

His advice to NBC? “Give it time and give it room and let it grow. Don’t operate with fear around it.”

Meanwhile, Carmichael also revealed why he decided to delete most of his Twitter history in May. The timing was unusual: It was right during the NBC show pickup talks. But the comedian said he decided to back off from Twitter and social media because “I wasn’t completing any thoughts. I don’t like distractions. It didn’t really serve a purpose for me.”

Listen to more of the podcast — including Carmichael recounting the time he received a text message from Norman Lear — here.

Stay up to date with breaking TV news and all your favorite shows: Sign up for the Indiewire TV newsletter today!

Related stories'MacGyver,' Matt LeBlanc & 'Chicago' Everything: 7 Reasons the Networks Are Acting Like Networks AgainNBC Fall 2016 Trailers, Ranked: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore and Abigail Spencer Lead the Way'The Carmichael Show' Renewed: Why the NBC Sitcom Was in Limbo »

- Michael Schneider

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Voters love Crazy Eyes; Uzo Aduba has landed  two consecutive Emmys (in 2014 she was submitted in the guest actor category) including last year’s supporting actress win. She could well repeat this year, but faces some serious competition from previous nominees.

Expect to see “Game of Thrones” ladies Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey return; both are coming off a strong season. A previous nominee for “ER,” Maura Tierney is fresh off a Golden Globe win for “The Affair” and could break in to the Emmy race this year.

With “Downton Abbey” having wrapped, it’s likely previous winner Maggie Smith and previous nominee Joanne Froggatt will break into the category. Also bidding farewell was “The Good Wife,” for which Christine Baranski has amassed six nominations.

There’s also some new blood to consider. Prior to Aduba, the category was won in 2012-13 by Anna Gunn for “Breaking Bad.” That show’s spinoff, »

- Jenelle Riley

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‘The Sweet Life’ Clip: Chris Messina & Abigail Spencer Check Out In L.A. Film Festival Pic

25 May 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Here’s the first look at Rob Spera’s dramedy The Sweet Life which is having its world premiere at next month’s Los Angeles Film Festival’s Limelight section. Chris Messina and Abigail Spencer star as Kenny and Lolita, who are each struggling with their own brand of demons. They first meet by chance in Chicago and make a pact to travel across country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide. That plan becomes complicated when they fall in love along the way… »

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Trailer for NBC’s time-travel sci-fi series Timeless

16 May 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

NBC has released the first trailer for the upcoming time travel action adventure series Timeless which stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter and Malcolm Barrett; check it out below, along with the official synopsis…

From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?

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- Amie Cranswick

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Trailer for New Time Travel Show Timeless

16 May 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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NBC has ordered Eric Kripke's (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan’s (The Shield) new time-travel series Timeless to series for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The show concerns a race against time to us time to stop (??) the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

Timeless stars Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker).

Synopsis:

From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “Th [Continued ...] »

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The Voice: Season 11 Renewal from NBC; New Coaches

15 May 2016 7:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Voice TV show on NBC has been renewed for an 11th season, with new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. The musical mentoring and competition series will return Mondays from 8:00 to 10:00pm, leading into the new Timeless TV show. Timeless is a time-travel adventure drama from Erick Kripe and Shawn Ryan, starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit.

The Voice will also come back for an hour-long stint on Tuesdays at 9:00pm. It will lead into the new Dan Fogelman shared-birthday dramedy, This Is Us, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Sterling K. Brown.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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NBC Unveils New Fall Line-up, Moves Chicago Med and Blindspot

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

Over the last few days, NBC decided to cancel several series including The Mysteries of Laura and Telenovela before finally unveiling the new fall line-up. The wait to see which new shows will be added to the peacock network’s schedule is finally over. NBC has released their new fall schedule a few hours ago in the wake of this week’s Upfronts event in New York City. NBC will only debut three new series in the fall. Timeless is a criminal thriller about a convict who steals a top-secret time machine. The series stars Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer, and Goran Visnjic. It will air on Monday nights

NBC Unveils New Fall Line-up, Moves Chicago Med and Blindspot »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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NBC fall schedule puts 'Timeless' after 'The Voice' and comedy on Thursday

15 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Upfront week has begun — essentially, it began last week, as the broadcast networks began cancelling lots of shows and ordering new series — with NBC's announcement of its fall schedule, which has echoes of many past NBC schedules:  high-concept new dramas airing Mondays after The Voice, a Wednesday lineup of crime shows, yet another Dick Wolf-produced Chicago series, and a new attempt to revive the network's old Thursday comedy brand — albeit without NBC's best comedy, The Carmichael Show, which is still in limbo. (On a conference call with reporters, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said he's still negotiating with the studio over the number of episodes for a third season.) Update: NBC has since closed a deal to renew the series for a 13-episode third season.  The lineup, night-by-night: Monday: The Voice leads into Timeless, from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield boss Shawn Ryan, about a trio of time travelers (Abigail Spencer, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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