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8 items from 2017


Betty Gilpin on Playing a Pro Wrestler in Netflix’s ‘Glow’: ‘It’s Like Couples Therapy’

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

The daughter of actor parents, Betty Gilpin has wound up channeling the medical profession — in recurring roles as Dr. Carrie Roman in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and as researcher Nancy Leveau on “Masters of Sex.” But she trades in her lab coat for wrestling tights in Netflix’s “Glow,” which revolves around a troupe of women grapplers.

What attracted you to the role of Debbie in “Glow”?

I related to Debbie a lot. Debbie is a former soap opera actress who felt like she was using only 10% of what she could do as an actor. The world she was in valued things about her that were going to expire, like her looks, and as they’re expiring she’s in a place of ‘What will the world value me for? The Barbie-ness is fading.’ I think at that moment she finds her inner rage, and that power is far more valuable than Barbie Bucks.

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- Dixie Limbachia

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‘Glow’ Breakout Betty Gilpin Still Doesn’t Feel Like She’s Made It, and That’s a Hollywood Problem

26 June 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The term breakout is a tad misleading.

While implying that someone has broken free from the pack — a standout among standouts; that they’ve “made it” — there’s no guarantee of permanence. Many so-called breakouts have an expiration date on their spotlight, and plenty of these actors who’ve proven themselves in one way or another still fade away over time. Then they’re asked to do it all over again, sometimes for their entire career.

Read More: ‘Glow’ Producers Didn’t Want to Cast Alison Brie — Here’s How She Fought to Change Their Minds

Betty Gilpin, the electrifying spark of both “American Gods” and “Glow” in their debut seasons, is absolutely a summer breakout. She might even be a 2017 breakout, if buzz holds and fans continue to discover both shows (now available in full on Starz and Netflix, respectively). Her talent is undeniable and is being vouched for »

- Ben Travers

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‘Glow’ Breakout Betty Gilpin Still Doesn’t Feel Like She’s Made It, and That’s a Hollywood Problem

26 June 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The term breakout is a tad misleading.

While implying that someone has broken free from the pack — a standout among standouts; that they’ve “made it” — there’s no guarantee of permanence. Many so-called breakouts have an expiration date on their spotlight, and plenty of these actors who’ve proven themselves in one way or another still fade away over time. Then they’re asked to do it all over again, sometimes for their entire career.

Read More: ‘Glow’ Producers Didn’t Want to Cast Alison Brie — Here’s How She Fought to Change Their Minds

Betty Gilpin, the electrifying spark of both “American Gods” and “Glow” in their debut seasons, is absolutely a summer breakout. She might even be a 2017 breakout, if buzz holds and fans continue to discover both shows (now available in full on Starz and Netflix, respectively). Her talent is undeniable and is being vouched for »

- Ben Travers

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Peek Inside the ‘Search Party’ Office

1 June 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The offices of “Search Party” creators Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter are very much like the show itself: a quirky, hipster experience that will leave you rolling with laughter. In addition to memorabilia from the Netflix series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” for which Showalter recruited Bliss and Rogers, based on his experience teaching them at Nyu, the office is adorned with an eclectic mix of furniture, doodles, phony Ritz cracker slogans, and over-the-counter antacids.

“I would say I’m definitely addicted to Zantac,” Bliss jokes. “That’s my drug of choice.”

Head Cases

In between the two white boards the team uses to plan out “Search Party,” members have filled the empty space with a wide range of drawings in addition to two cutouts of the heads of actresses Parker Posey and Elaine Stritch. “You spend hours and hours and hours in the room every day for months, and »

- Joe Otterson

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Joel Edward Dean, Hollywood Producer and Agent, Dies at 77

23 May 2017 6:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran Hollywood producer and agent Joel Edward Dean died May 13 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He was 77.

Dean, a New York native, broke into show business in 1960, when he started in the mailroom as a runner/agent trainee at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. He went on to work at Apa, ICM, and TalentWorks.

His clients included Joan Rivers, David HasselhoffPolly BergenFaye Dunaway, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Randal KleiserLarry Hagman, Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, George Hamilton, Mario Lopez, James Brolin, and Elaine Stritch.

Dean was also involved in producing “The Blue Lagoon,” starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins; “Summer Lovers,” starring Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher; and “Grease,” starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

Dean became vice president of talent at TalentWorks in 2005 and retired in 2013. He is survived by his sister. Funeral arrangements are pending. »

- Dave McNary

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A Farewell to Arms (1957)

29 April 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This remake of a pre-Code classic adds amazing European locations, glorious Technicolor and entire armies on the move, yet doesn’t improve on the original. Producer David O. Selznick secured Rock Hudson to play opposite Jennifer Jones, but the chemistry is lacking. Why did the man spend twenty years trying to top Gone With the Wind?

A Farewell to Arms

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Kl Studio Classics

1957 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 152 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Rock Hudson, Vittorio De Sica, Mercedes McCambridgeElaine Stritch.

Cinematography: Oswald Morris, Piero Portalupi

Production Designer: Alfred Junge

Art Direction: Mario Garbuglia

Film Editors: John M. Foley, Gerard J. Wilson

Original Music: Mario Nascimbene

Written by Ben Hecht from a play by Laurence Stallings from a novel by Ernest Hemingway

Produced by David O. Selznick

Directed by Charles Vidor

 

What happens when a major Hollywood producer thinks he has all the answers? »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘The Golden Girls’ on Hulu: A Guide to 29 Wacky Moments to Watch Out For While You Binge

13 February 2017 9:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the gallery above, we’ve picked 29 moments among a multitude from “The Golden Girls,” the ‘80s-‘90s comedy that is available to binge in its entirety on Hulu now. Click through for a rough guide to what’s in store when you revisit Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia.

Read More: Friends of Dorothy: Was ‘The Golden Girls’ Really as Queer-Friendly as Its Reputation Suggests?

Created by Susan Harris, who had also created the controversial but critically acclaimed sitcom “Soap,” “The Golden Girls” was unlike anything America had seen before on TV. It centered on four older women living in one house in Miami, who, despite the gray in their hair (some of it camouflaged with dye), still had plenty of zest for life, sex, and troublemaking.

Based on their performances on “Maude” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Rue McClanahan and Betty White were cast first. Director Jay Sandrich »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Golden Girls’ on Hulu: A Guide to 29 Wacky Moments to Watch Out For While You Binge

13 February 2017 9:40 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the gallery above, we’ve picked 29 moments among a multitude from “The Golden Girls,” the ‘80s-‘90s comedy that is available to binge in its entirety on Hulu now. Click through for a rough guide to what’s in store when you revisit Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia.

Read More: Friends of Dorothy: Was ‘The Golden Girls’ Really as Queer-Friendly as Its Reputation Suggests?

Created by Susan Harris, who had also created the controversial but critically acclaimed sitcom “Soap,” “The Golden Girls” was unlike anything America had seen before on TV. It centered on four older women living in one house in Miami, who, despite the gray in their hair (some of it camouflaged with dye), still had plenty of zest for life, sex, and troublemaking.

Based on their performances on “Maude” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Rue McClanahan and Betty White were cast first. Director Jay Sandrich »

- Hanh Nguyen

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