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11 items from 2017


Helen Hunt on Her First Emmy Win and Awards Show Nerves

19 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

By 1996, Candice Bergen had had enough. After five Emmy wins for lead actress in a comedy, the “Murphy Brown” star declined further nominations for the part. “Mad About You’s” Helen Hunt picked up her baton. And while NBC’s frank and honest sitcom about married life would eventually garner Hunt four Emmy wins — as well as launch her television directing career — she still cannot fathom why her co-star (and the series’ co-creator) Paul Reiser did not have the same luck with TV Academy voters. Hunt, who this season appeared onscreen in Fox’s “Shots Fired” and also directed episodes of FX’s “Feud” and NBC’s “This Is Us,” reflects on that win for Variety.

The first thing you did when you won your Emmy in 1996 was thank Candice Bergen “for her generosity of spirit.”

Well, the year before she said she thought Helen Hunt would win. She teed me up and then made sure it »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Helen Hunt on Directing ‘Feud’: ‘It’s About What It’s Like to be A Woman As An Artist’

12 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Helen Hunt rose to stardom in NBC’s hit sitcom “Mad About You,” but these days her priority is spending more time behind the camera. This season, she helmed episodes of NBC’s family dramedy “This is Us,” CBS’ comedy “Life in Pieces” — and FX’s old-Hollywood flashback “Feud,” from executive producer Ryan Murphy. (Of course, she also starred in Fox’s limited series crime drama “Shots Fired.”)

Here, she tells Variety about moving from acting to directing, lessons learned from her famous father, and the deeper meaning behind “Feud.”

You started directing when you were on “Mad About You.” Was that an important switch for you?

I always knew that if I wanted to build up mileage [as a director], this would be the place to do it. The crew was on my team and Paul [Reiser] was on my team. And I had great mentors who worked with me: my dad, [director Gordon Hunt], who won a DGA award for directing the »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Let Me Be Frank: Episode 7 “Nonfilms”

11 June 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Episode 7, “Nonfilms”, of the Let Me Be Frank web documentary series is now available for viewing. Readings by photographer/author David Steinberg and artist/activist Paul Escriva.  This episode explores Frank's "street series", his "nonfilms" sessions in Santa Fe, discoveries he made painting live models and his first experiments with erotic play. Episode 7 also includes a live performance of Moore’s poem, “Mutation Is Evolution” by Annie Krist.  Music by Frank Moore, Vinnie Spit Santino, Michael Labash, waveformalpha, Cosmic Starfish and Tha Archivez. It also features a brand new song, "My Heart Is In Your Asshole", which was created for this episode, written and performed by Mutant Press with Frank on vocals. Let Me Be Frank is a video series based on the life and art...

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TV News Roundup: Discovery Releases First Trailer for ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’

5 June 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Discovery released the first look at the upcoming Unabomber series, while A&E Notorious Big documentary sets a premiere date.

First Looks

Discovery released the first look at the scripted anthology miniseries, “Manhunt: Unabomber” starring Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski. The first installment tells the true story of the FBI’s hunt for Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI agent and criminal profiler Jim Fitzgerald, who along with the Unabomb Task Force, ultimately captured the notorious criminal in his remote cabin in Montana. The cast also includes Chris NothKeisha Castle-HughesJane Lynch, Mark Duplass, and Brian d’Arcy James. The series will premiere on Tuesday, August 1 at 9  p.m. Watch the trailer below.

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A&E Network announced the documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” will premiere Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. The »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Woody Allen’s Manager Accused of Secretly Pocketing Commissions

10 April 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Woody Allen’s manager is facing accusations that he secretly pocketed commissions from Allen’s films that should have gone to his management partners.

Dominique Cohen-Brezner filed a lawsuit on March 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Stephen Tenenbaum of withholding money from her late husband, Larry Brezner. Brezner, who died in 2015, was partners with Tenenbaum and David Steinberg in Mbst Entertainment.

According to the suit, Tenenbaum had an obligation to share the revenues from Allen’s films with his partners. However, Cohen-Brezner alleges that Tenenbaum “secretly arranged to defer income from Woody Allen’s projects while at the same time planning to leave Mbst and pocket the commissions for himself after forming his new management company.”

The three were partners in Mbst for 20 years, and shared commissions from all of their clients. In addition to Allen, the company represented Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Bette Midler.

Cohen-Brezner claims that Tenenbaum and his son Andrew, »

- Gene Maddaus

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Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’

6 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary comedian Don Rickles died on Thursday at the age of 90, and many of those in Hollywood whom he inspired took to Twitter to honor his legacy.

Although he was widely known as an “insult” comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, refuted that with stories about his kindness.

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In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles’ death. “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Rose Marie, co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also released a statement: “One of my dearest friends is gone. What a talent! He was remarkable and »

- Sarah Ahern

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Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’

6 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Legendary comedian Don Rickles died on Thursday at the age of 90, and many of those in Hollywood whom he inspired took to Twitter to honor his legacy.

Although he was widely known as an “insult” comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, refuted that with stories about his kindness.

In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles’ death. “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Rose Marie, co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also released a statement: “One of my dearest friends is gone. What a talent! He was remarkable and one of our favorites to work with on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’ I »

- Sarah Ahern

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‘Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg’ Trailer: Raw Doc Explores Millennial Traversing of A Comedic Icon — Watch

27 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A comedic genius who inspired some of the greats, Robert Klein has conquered comedy since the early days of “Saturday Night Live.” “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” directed by Marshall Fine is set to premiere on the Starz network on March 31, and we’ve got your first look at the exclusive trailer.

Read More: Kristen Wiig and Jerry Seinfeld Eat Pie On Season 9 Premiere of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ — Watch

According to the official synopsis, “‘Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg’ blends vérité and archival footage with fresh interviews to look at Robert Klein in the 21st century – still performing, still creating new material, now an icon but forever an influence on a generation of comedians. The film offers an affectionate profile of a comedy giant, capturing the humanity that brought his humor to life and made his comedy a touchstone for a generation. »

- Kerry Levielle

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‘Cash Cab’: Revamped Series Returns To Discovery

27 March 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Discovery is reviving Emmy-winning series Cash Cab, with comedian David Steinberg on board as executive producer and All3Media’s Lion USA as producer. The revamped series will feature a new spin in which unsuspecting passengers will be taken for ride by top names in comedy, film and TV. Dodging New York City traffic, passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text… »

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Discovery to Resurrect ‘Cash Cab’ Game Show

27 March 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Discovery is reviving its long-running game show “Cash Cab,” Variety has confirmed, giving the people of New York one more reason to hail a taxi instead of ordering an Uber.

New episodes will run on Discovery later this year. As in the previous iteration, passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination, earning cash along the way. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If the riders get three questions wrong, though, they’re out on the street — cashless, but at least a little further along in their journey.

Ben Bailey was the host of the original version, which ran from 2005 to 2012, but the revival has yet to name a single host. The new episodes will feature appearances from notables in comedy, film, and TV — some of whom will be driving the Cash Cab. The »

- Oriana Schwindt

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'Cash Cab' Revived at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)

27 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Cash Cab is back on duty.

Discovery Channel is rebooting the game show, which previously ran for 10 seasons, from 2005-12, and won three Emmy Awards. Comedian David Steinberg has come on board as an executive producer of the show, which hails from original producers Lion USA along with Norton Productions.

The series finds unwitting passengers entering the "Cash Cab" expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they're instant contestants in a game that could earn them a cash prize.

Dodging New York City traffic, these passengers will take on classic trivia en route to their destination. If they »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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