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16 items from 2017


‘Game of Thrones’ News: Series May Live Beyond Its Eighth Season Through Spin-off

10 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Game of Thrones, the hit HBO series and recipient of 38 Emmy Awards, is scheduled to air its seventh and penultimate season in the summer of 2017. Season 7 will consist of seven episodes, while Season 8, the show’s final season, is supposed to have six episodes. HBO, however, hopes that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will […]

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode count not set, HBO “exploring” spinoff possibilities

16 January 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This summer Game of Thrones will return for its seventh and penultimate season – consisting of just seven episodes – before showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff wrap things up with an eighth season of six episodes.

However, as yet, HBO is yet to officially renew the epic fantasy series for season eight – a decision that the cable network’s programming president Casey Bloys says is down to the fact that the actual episode count is yet to be determined.

“The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they want to do,” Bloys tells TV Line. “They’re still figuring it out because I think they’re trying to get a shape of the season. They always do what they think [will yield] the best version of the show. It’s all about how many they’re comfortable [with]. But I’ll always take more. If you’re afraid we’re not »

- Gary Collinson

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Game Of Thrones Prequel Series More Likely Than Spinoff As HBO Mulls Over Remaining Episode Count

16 January 2017 1:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kudos to HBO for lending Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss a healthy amount of creative freedom as they prepare to bring the curtain down on the network’s flagship fantasy series. Last we reported, Benioff and Weiss had tentatively mapped out plans for a final 13 episodes – seven this year, six in 2018 – before calling it quits, but it seems there’s a reason HBO is yet to officially renew GoT for its eighth and final season.

It’s almost a foregone conclusion that Game of Thrones will land a renewal before the year’s end, but the fact that HBO has been keeping mum hitherto has raised all kinds of questions online. That’s not to say production has hit an unexpected roadblock – far from it – simply that David Benioff and Dan Weiss are still “trying to get a shape” of season 8 which, according to HBO programming president Casey Bloys, »

- Michael Briers

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Game of Thrones Is Officially Premiering This Summer

15 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We knew Game of Thrones' shortened seventh season would air later than usual this year, but now we officially know it won't be back until Summer. HBO had a presentation at the Television Critics Association, but they didn't announce an exact premiere date. A press release reveals the show is scheduled to return in the "Summer." It's not a surprise, but it sure would be nice to at least have a firm date to put on the calendar. Last year, the show's executive producers, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, called into the Ufc Unfiltered podcast for a little Game of Thrones chat. When asked if the next season would premiere in April, Weiss had a surprising response. "No. We don't have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later. We're starting a bit later because at the end of this season, Winter is here. »

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Amanda Peet Explains Her Golden Globes Kiss with Her ‘Wife’ Sarah Paulson

15 January 2017 7:43 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Some friendships are beyond definition.

Actress Amanda Peet tells reporters at the Elle Women in Television event on Saturday at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, that her relationship with Sarah Paulson is “complicated,” but special.

“It’s very intense and visceral and really beautiful and we work hard at it,” Peet, 45, shares.

The duo made headlines on Jan. 8 after sharing a cheeky kiss on the red carpet at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Of the moment, Peet says, “There was no thought process. That is often the case with my relationship with Sarah.”

In fact, she says, »

- Lindsay Kimble

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‘Game Of Thrones’: Season 8 Episode Count Still Tbd

14 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Production is winding down on the upcoming seventh season of Game Of Thrones, which will debut in the summer. It will consist of seven episodes, three fewer than Seasons 1-6. That was by design as creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are plotting the blockbuster fantasy series’ final chapters. They have revealed that Got will end with Seasons 7 and 8. While Season 7’s episode count was set at seven last summer, before it went into production, the length of Got’s final… »

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Game of Thrones: Could Season 8 Consist of More Than 6 Episodes?

14 January 2017 1:20 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO has yet to formally renew Game of Thrones for an eighth and final season and now we have some insight into why. The cabler’s programming president Casey Bloys tells TVLine that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are still deciding how many episodes the farewell season will consist of, which suggests the duo may be rethinking their previously announced six-episode game plan.

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“The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they want to do,” says Bloys. The exec added that he “hopes »

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Film Festival Roundup: Santa Barbara International, Reel Abilities, Athena Film Festival and More Announce Full Lineups

12 January 2017 12:47 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 32nd edition, which will run February 1 – 11. The festival will offer a vast array of films representing 50+ countries, 51 world premieres and 64 Us premieres, along with tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs. The festival will kick off on February 1 with the world premiere of “Charged.” The fest will also feature “Heal the Living” as its international gala and “Their Finest” as it closing night offering. 

Sbiff will also play home to a number of tributes, with honorees including Denzel Washington, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Isabelle Huppert and many more, previously announced accolades.

To find out more about the full lineup, plus information on tributes »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Arrival,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Earn USC Scripter Award Nominations

11 January 2017 9:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Lion,” and “Moonlight” have been selected as the feature film finalists for the USC Libraries Scripter Award.

The organization also named “Games of Thrones,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “The Night Manager,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” as nominees for its television award.

The winners will be announced on Feb. 11 during a ceremony at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC. The selection committee, chaired by Writers Guild of America West President Howard A. Rodman, selected the finalists from a field of 80 film and 45 television adaptations.

The Scripter was launched in 1988. Last year’s Scripter feature film award went to “The Big Short,” which also won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. “Show Me a Hero” won the first-ever TV award.

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- Dave McNary

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Us Briefs: Tribeca Film Institute shuffles executive deck

11 January 2017 7:06 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producer Amy Hobby has been promoted to executive director of Tribeca Film Institute (Tfi), effective immediately.

Hobby previously served as vice-president of artist programs at Tfi and will now oversee programming, including oversight of the artist programs, education and interactive departments and their slates, as well as overall management of the organisation.

David Earls is rejoining Tfi in the new role of managing director and will take charge of Tfi’s financial oversight, corporate governance, business affairs, fundraising and communications.

Earls served as head of individual giving at Tfi from 2003 to 2012.

Anna Ponder, who served as interim executive director of Tfi from February 2015 through December 2016, stepped down at the end of the year after leading Tfi through its most successful annual benefit in November.

Vee Bravo and Opeyemi Olukemi remain in leadership roles as Tfi’s vice-president of education and senior director of interactive programmes, respectively.

SXSW has announced its next batch of featured speakers for the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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AFI Awards: Hollywood Veterans and Newcomers Come Together at Luncheon

6 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Showbiz veterans like Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Denzel Washington mingled with reps of New Hollywood such as Barry Jenkins, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Andrew Garfield at the 17th AFI Awards luncheon Friday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

The mixture of longtime figures and newbies was also reflected in the TV honorees, as NBC (the sole broadcast network repped) was side by side with relative newcomers Netflix and Espn Films, and with TV fare ranging from reliables like “Game of Thrones” to the new “This Is Us” and “Stranger Things.”

AFI announced its 21 honorees last month, with 10 films and 10 TV shows cited as “outstanding creative endeavors” during 2016; there was also one special award, to Espn Films’ “O.J.: Made in America.” The big winners, with three apiece, were Paramount (“Arrival,” “Fences,” and “Silence”), FX (“The Americans,” “Atlanta,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”), and HBO (“Game of Thrones, »

- Tim Gray

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AFI Awards: Hollywood Veterans and Newcomers Come Together at Luncheon

6 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showbiz veterans like Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Denzel Washington mingled with reps of New Hollywood such as Barry Jenkins, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Andrew Garfield at the 17th AFI Awards luncheon Friday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

The mixture of longtime figures and newbies was also reflected in the TV honorees, as NBC (the sole broadcast network repped) was side by side with relative newcomers Netflix and Espn Films, and with TV fare ranging from reliables like “Game of Thrones” to the new “This Is Us” and “Stranger Things.”

AFI announced its 21 honorees last month, with 10 films and 10 TV shows cited as “outstanding creative endeavors” during 2016; there was also one special award, to Espn Films’ “O.J.: Made in America.” The big winners, with three apiece, were Paramount (“Arrival,” “Fences,” and “Silence”), FX (“The Americans,” “Atlanta,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”), and HBO (“Game of Thrones,” “The Night Of »

- Tim Gray

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13 Exciting Details We Have About Game of Thrones Season 7

5 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Season six of Game of Thrones came to a bloody end months ago, and we're having some serious withdrawal issues. If you're in the same boat, let's all remember that the end of one season just means the beginning of speculation about another! We have a lot to talk about, especially since the creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have already given two rather interesting interviews following the season six finale. Here's what we know about what's coming up from them, some telling set pictures, and the show's panel at Comic-Con! Related:Jason Momoa Hints at a Return to Game of Thrones With a Shirtless Instagram Photo »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Producers Guild TV Awards: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’ Grab Nominations

5 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Westworld,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and FX’s “Atlanta” are among the new series grabbing nominations for the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards.

Westworld” and “Stranger Things” both broke into the drama series race. The two will contend for the prize at the Jan. 28 ceremony against HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the reigning Emmy winner for drama series and the PGA’s 2016 pick, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

Atlanta” was the sole newbie in the comedy series heat. Donald Glover’s auteur comedy will face off against HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” (which has scored back-to-back Emmy wins the past two years) and ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Modern Family.” Amazon’s “Transparent” took the comedy prize last year.

The PGA’s longform category is a hot competition among the big winner at last year’s Emmy Awards, FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson »

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'Hell Or High Water', 'Deadpool' score WGA nominations

4 January 2017 11:24 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Writers of Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.

Writers of Hell or High Water (pictured), La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, set to be presented at ceremonies hosted by the West and East branches of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Feb 19.

Also nominated in the WGA’s original screenplay category are the writers of Loving, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight. Fences, Hidden Figures and Nocturnal Animals produced the other nominations in the adapted screenplay category.

Documentary nominations went to Author: The Jt Leroy Story, Command And Control and Zero Days, while dramatic TV series getting nods were The Americans, Better Call Saul, Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.

Full list of feature nominees and selected TV nominees:

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Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan

La La Land [link »

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'Hell,' 'La La,' 'Arrival,' 'Deadpool' score WGA nominations

4 January 2017 11:24 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Writers of Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.

Writers of Hell or High Water (pictured), La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, set to be presented at ceremonies hosted by the West and East brances of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Feb 19.

Also nominated in the WGA’s original screenplay category are the writers of Loving, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. Fences, Hidden Figures and Nocturnal Animalsproduced the other nominations in the adapted screenplay category.

Documentary nominations went to Author: The Jt Leroy Story, Command and Control and Zero Days, while dramatic TV series getting nods were The Americans, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.

Full list of feature nominees and selected TV nominees:

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan

La La Land [link »

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