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Chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. and avid conservationist Kevin Reilly has been named chairman of the Nature Conservancy of California Board of Trustees.
Reilly joined the California board in 2008 and will lead the conservancy in tackling various environmental issues.
“The Nature Conservancy finds pragmatic solutions to protect nature while meeting the needs of people,” said Reilly. “We have an opportunity to inspire change by proving there is a new way to do things.”
Conservancy executive director Mike Sweeney said Reilly’s “commitment to conservation, creative energy and drive for results” make him an ideal leader for organization.
“We’re thrilled to have one of television’s most forward-thinking executives spearhead our effort to inspire change in California, across the country and around the world,” said Sweeney.
Reilly oversees all business operations and creative strategy for Fox, shepherding hits like Glee,” and also oversaw the rebranding of FX with an original programming strategy. »
- Alex Stedman
Tina Fey was so triumphant as the host of Saturday Night Live‘s 39th season opener, jumping from a dead-on Girls parody to a seriously macabre Model T commercial, that I had no choice but to think about SNL‘s breakout female stars all day. And rank them. I’m sure you’ve had this instinct, no?
So here they are: the 11 greatest female SNL cast members ever. Apologies for not ranking Ellen Cleghorne, who wrote one of my favorite standup jokes of all time. (“My friend bought a dog. I told her, ‘Give me $500 and I’ll sh*t on your carpet.’”)
11. Jan Hooks
The ferocious Jan Hooks gave us arguably the most lachrymose impression of Tammy Faye Bakker ever (a true feat), along with kickass takes on Sinead O’Connor and Kathie Lee Gifford. As one half of the dynamic and fabulous-as-hell Sweeney Sisters, she served as the »
- Louis Virtel
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5:38pm: First thought regarding “S.H.I.E.L.D.” — finally, a show with impressive special effects! With that, Lee calls it a night.
5:36pm: Surprising to see members of the aud heading towards the door during the highly-anticipated clip of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Looks like no show can stop some biz heads from getting an early start on the cab line?
5:30pm: Line that got some guffaws from the cutdown of “Mixology”? “Girls wearing flats are never trying to get laid. The higher the heel, the looser she feels.” Show, about dating-challenged men, drew more laughs than NBC’s forthcoming “Undateable,” though the one-night-for-one-season concept seems like a difficult challenge to take on.
5:15pm: Kimmel monologue begins, otherwise known as The Annual Slaying of Rival Nets. »
- AJ Marechal
Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo picked up another award last night as screenwriter Chris Terrio was honoured by the Writer's Guild of America at this year's WGA Awards with Best Adapted Screenplay, while Mark Boal received Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Malik Bendejelloul collected Best Documentary Screenplay for Searching for Sugar Man.
Shifting to the small screen and there was awards success for Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series), Louie (Best Comedy Series) and Girls (Best New Series), along with Mad Men (Episodic Drama), Modern Family (Episodic Comedy), Hatfields & McCoys (Long Form - Original), Game Change (Long Form - Adapted) and The Simpsons (Animation).
Here is the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:
- Flickering Myth
Looking back at 2012 on what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2012—in theaters or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2012 to create a unique double feature.
All the contributors were asked to write a paragraph explaining their 2012 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch in that perfect world we know doesn't exist but can keep dreaming of every time we go to the movies.
How would you program some »
- Daniel Kasman
5 items from 2013
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