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TV Roundup: Kevin Spacey to Be Honored With International Emmy Founders Award

20 June 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Kevin Spacey is honored with the International Emmy Founders Award, CBS welcomes Daniel Henney to the cast of “Criminal Minds,” and Comet TV partners with the UFO Festival for the 70th anniversary.

Award Shows

Kevin Spacey will be receiving the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize Spacey at the 45th International Emmy Awards Gala on Nov. 20, 2017, in New York City. Spacey is a two-time Academy Award winner and has received 10 Emmy Award nominations. He has also won a Golden Globe, Tony, SAG, and BAFTA award in his storied career.

Casting

Daniel Henney has been cast in the CBS series “Criminal Minds,” reprising the role he played on the recently canceled “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” Henney will play Special Agent Matt Simmons, who has consulted with the Behavioral Analysis Unit in the past, including helping with the release of Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) when »

- Dixie Limbachia

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Daniel Henney Joins ‘Criminal Minds’ Cast After ‘Beyond Borders’ Cancellation

20 June 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” star Daniel Henney will join the cast of the flagship drama following the spinoff’s cancellation last month. Henney will reprise his role as Special Agent Matt Simmons, which he played for two seasons on “Beyond Borders.” Formerly with the International Response Team, Special Agent Simmons joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit, including helping with the release of Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) when he was arrested in Mexico last season. Henney steps in for series regular Damon Gupton, who announced his departure from the CBS drama after one season last week. Earlier in the season, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Netflix Buys Drake Doremus’ ‘Newness,’ Gravitas Picks Up ‘Abundant Acreage Available’ and More

16 June 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Netflix has acquired the worldwide Svod rights to Drake Doremus’ “Newness,” Deadline reports. The film stars Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa as a couple in contemporary Los Angeles navigating the world of online dating and social media–driven hookup culture. The film was a last-minute addition to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and co-stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Courtney Eaton, Danny Huston and Courtney Eaton. Netflix acquired the rights in a reported seven-figure deal.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired writer-director Angus MacLachlan’s second feature film, “Abundant Acreage Available.” The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award in the U.S. Narrative Competition. The film focuses on siblings Tracy (Amy Ryan) and Jesse »

- Graham Winfrey

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Criminal Minds: Season 13; Kirsten Vangsness & Aj Cook Sign New Deal

15 June 2017 6:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Penelope and J.J. aren't leaving Criminal Minds anytime soon. Deadline reports Kirsten Vangsness and Aj Cook have just signed a new deal for season 13 of the CBS TV show.Earlier, we reported that the long-time cast members were locked in negotiations for the upcoming season because they were seeking salary parity with their male co-stars,  Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler. Vangsness and Cook also sought parity in 2013 after being paid less than half of what their male co-stars earned. They eventually earned a raise but did not achieve equal pay with Mantegna, Gubler, and then cast member Shemar Moore.Read More… »

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Netflix Landing Svod Rights To Drake Doremus’ ‘Newness’

14 June 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Netflix is acquiring worldwide Svod rights to Newness, the Drake Doremus-directed pic that premiered at Sundance. A romantic drama about dating in the modern world, Newness stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Easton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Albert Hammond Jr. and Jessica Henwick. UTA Independent Film Group brokered the 7-figure deal. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials (Hoult & Costa) navigating a social media–driven hookup… »

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“Criminal Minds’” Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Succeed in Fight for Pay Parity

14 June 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness in “Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds” actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook’s recent push for pay parity has been resolved. According to Deadline, the duo have signed new deals and received raises “that put them essentially on par” with co-star Matthew Gray Gubler. This news comes after last month’s reports of an “impasse” in contract negotiations between the actresses and CBS. Vangsness and Cook had been holding out for the same pay as Gubler and Joe Mantegna.

Deadline doesn’t provide an update on whether the actresses are receiving the same salary as Mantegna. But judging from past reports, it seems that he and Gubler are of a similar pay grade, so presumably all four leads are being paid approximately the same now.

Vangsness and Cook, who respectively portray Penelope and J.J. on CBS’ long-running procedural, were in a similar position in 2013. They were earning less than half of co-stars Gubler and Shemar Moore’s paychecks and insisted on better agreements with ABC Studios, CBS TV Studios, and CBS.

Both actresses have appeared on “Criminal Minds” since its first season in 2005. Cook has been a series regular during its entire run, with the exception of Season 6. That was the year CBS dropped Cook and co-star Paget Brewster, leaving Vangsness as the only regular female character. Vangsness started as a recurring character in Season 1 and became a series regular soon after.

We’re thrilled that Vangsness and Cook’s push for equal pay was ultimately successful. However, pay parity is anything but a given for most women in Hollywood. In March “The Big Bang Theory’s” Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch held out for equal pay before re-upping their contracts. The actresses were earning about $200,000 per episode on the sitcom, as compared to the $1 million their co-stars were making. Natalie Portman told Marie Claire UK that she made a third of Ashton Kutcher’s pay on “No Strings Attached.” Emmy Rossum, who plays the main character on “Shameless,” demanded a raise in December. She and the rest of the cast had been paid less than co-star William H. Macy from the get-go.

In Hollywood women are often hesitant to go forward when they are paid less than men. In an industry this sexist, actresses may develop a bad reputation simply for demanding what they are entitled to. Plus, they are already making more money than some people will ever see in a lifetime, so actresses may fear that their concerns won’t be taken seriously, or they’ll be dismissed as being overpaid in the first place. But this isn’t about a certain profession’s pay grade; it’s about gender equality within the profession. As Jessica Chastain recently told Variety, “What I do now, when I’m taking on a film, I always ask about the fairness of the pay. I ask what they’re offering me in comparison to the guy. I don’t care about how much I get paid; I’m in an industry where we’re overcompensated for the work we do.” The “Zookeeper’s Wife” star added, “But I don’t want to be on a set where I’m doing the same work as someone else and they’re getting five times what I’m getting.”

Season 13 of “Criminal Minds” will air Wednesdays this fall on CBS.

Criminal Minds’” Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Succeed in Fight for Pay Parity was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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‘Criminal Minds’: Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook Close Deals for Season 13 After Seeking Equal Pay

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

Criminal Minds” stars Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have closed deals to return to the 13th season of the CBS series, Variety has confirmed.

Their new deals — and pay raises — come after actresses negotiated together to seek parity with their male co-stars, Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler, who both closed their contracts last month.

Bringing back both Vangsness and Cook keeps “Criminal Minds” from another major cast shakeup, following last season’s departure of Thomas Gibson, who was fired from the show after an altercation on set. Just this past weekend, Damon Gupton, who starred on the CBS procedural drama for just one season, was not asked back, due to creative changes for Season 13.

Vangsness spoke on record earlier this year about seeking a pay raise to put her on a closer pay scale to her male co-stars when TMZ asked if she would not return to “Criminal Minds” if she did not get a raise »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Criminal Minds: Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Secure Raises for Season 13

14 June 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Original Criminal Minds cast members Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have sealed new deals to stay on as Penelope Garcia and “Jj” Jareau.

RelatedCriminal Minds: Damon Gupton Out After One Season

After costars Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler re-signed for the fall, Vangsness and Cook held out for salary parity with the latter, our sister site Deadline reports, and emerged from their negotiations “essentially on par” with Gubler.

The actresses’ deals come on the heels of the news that Damon Gupton was not asked back for Season 13, after less than a full season as Agent Stephen Walker. »

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‘Criminal Minds’: Kirsten Vangsness & A.J. Cook Close Deals, Get Raises To Return

14 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Criminal Minds‘ two original female cast members are staying on. Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have closed new deals to continue on the long-running CBS drama series, which is headed into its 13th season. They join fellow Criminal Minds veterans Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler who signed new contracts last month. Vangsness and Cook, who were negotiating together, had been seeking parity with fellow original cast member Gubler. I hear the two actresses… »

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Criminal Minds: Season 13; At Least One Actor Isn't Returning to the CBS Drama

12 June 2017 6:14 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Criminal Minds is losing one of their newest players. Deadline reports Damon Gupton is leaving the CBS TV show ahead of season 13.Gupton joined the crime procedural last fall after series regular Thomas Gibson was fired a few episodes into season 12. The show's cast also includes Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster.Read More… »

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“Criminal Minds” Actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Push for Equal Pay

23 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook in “Criminal Minds”: CBS

Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook of Criminal Minds” are fighting for equal pay. The duo are seeking parity with co-stars Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler for the CBS procedural’s 13th season and are currently at an “impasse” in contract negotiations. Deadline broke the story.

The source reports that the actresses are “willing to walk” if they do not receive the pay they deserve. This is completely understandable, especially since this is not the first time the duo have had this battle. Vangsness and Cook were in a similar situation in 2013. They were earning less than half of co-stars Gubler and Shemar Moore’s paychecks and held out for better agreements with ABC Studios, CBS TV Studios, and CBS.

It’s only right that Vangsness and Cook fight for what they deserve, but it’s sickening that this is the second time in four years they’ve had to do so. Also, CBS just went through a similar situation with Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who were earning significantly less than their co-stars on “The Big Bang Theory.”

Vangsness and Cook have appeared on “Criminal Minds” since its first season in 2005. Cook has been a series regular during its entire run, with the exception of Season 6. That was the year CBS dropped Cook and co-star Paget Brewster, leaving Vangsness as the only regular female character. Vangsness started as a recurring character in Season 1 and became a series regular soon after.

Unfortunately, pay parity is anything but a given for actresses. The aforementioned “Big Bang Theory” situation saw stars Bialik and Rauch hold out for equal pay before re-upping their contracts for two more seasons. The actresses were earning about $200,000 per episode, as compared to the $1 million their co-stars were making. Natalie Portman told Marie Claire UK that she made a third of Ashton Kutcher’s pay on “No Strings Attached.” Emmy Rossum, the main character of “Shameless,” demanded a raise in December. She and the rest of the cast had been paid less than co-star William H. Macy from the get-go. In May 2016 Robin Wright revealed her fight for better pay on “House of Cards.” “Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time,” she said. “So I capitalized on it. I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public.’ And they did.”

In Hollywood women are often hesitant to go forward when they are paid less than men. In an industry this sexist, actresses may develop a bad reputation simply for demanding what they are entitled to. Plus, they are already making more money than some people will ever see in a lifetime, so actresses may fear that their concerns won’t be taken seriously, or they’ll be dismissed as being overpaid in the first place. But this isn’t about a certain profession’s pay grade; it’s about gender equality within the profession. As Jessica Chastain recently told Variety, “What I do now, when I’m taking on a film, I always ask about the fairness of the pay. I ask what they’re offering me in comparison to the guy. I don’t care about how much I get paid; I’m in an industry where we’re overcompensated for the work we do.” The “Zookeeper’s Wife” star added, “But I don’t want to be on a set where I’m doing the same work as someone else and they’re getting five times what I’m getting.”

Criminal Minds” Actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Push for Equal Pay was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Criminal Minds: Season 13; Kirsten Vangsness & A.J. Cook May Not Return

22 May 2017 7:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Criminal Minds has already been renewed for a 13th season, but will the whole cast return? Deadline reports stars Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook may be leaving the CBS TV series.The long-running crime procedural follows a unique team of profilers for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (Bau) at Quantico, Virginia. The cast includes Vangsness, Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Adam Rodriguez, Damon Gupton, and Aisha TylerRead More… »

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‘Criminal Minds’: Kirsten Vangsness & A.J. Cook In Limbo Over Parity Push As Joe Mantegna & Matthew Gray Gubler Re-Up

22 May 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Criminal Minds veterans Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler have closed new deals to continue on the long-running CBS drama series, recently renewed for a 13th season. However, I hear Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook are currently at an impasse in their negotiations as the actresses are seeking parity with their male co-stars. The duo, who are negotiating together, took a similar stand during the 2013 negotiations as the two at the time consistently had been… »

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'Criminal Minds' Season 12 Finale Recap: Reid Faces Off Against Cat, But What Does Scratch Have Up His Sleeve?

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Yes, Cat Adams is a psychopath and has put Reid through hell, but Matthew Gray Gubler and Aubrey Plaza play off one another so well it's impossible not to hope to see her in the future, and as great as they were in "Entropy," that has nothing on how spectacular they are in this Criminal Minds episode.

The season 12 finale, "Red Light," sees the team working to save Diana Reid from Lindsey Vaughn, who has been working with Cat, not Mr. Scratch, as they all thought, but that doesn't mean that Peter Lewis' presence isn't still felt. Well, it's at least likely he's behind what brings Morgan back (briefly) to his old workplace.  

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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, The Recall, Graves, Wizard World Horror Fest

10 May 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many know him as Jason Voorhees, but you can get to know the real Kane Hodder behind the mask in the upcoming documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Also in today's Horror Highlights is the trailer for the Wesley Snipes-starring The Recall, a new episode of the fun and frightening series Graves, and details on the Wizard World Horror Fest.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Update: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA May 9, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“Mme”) announced today that they have put the final touches on their latest documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. This in-depth biographical documentary on horror icon, Kane Hodder, features interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story has been submitted to »

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Sci-fi romance Zoe adds Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones, Miranda Otto and Matthew Gray Gubler

3 May 2017 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director Drake Doremus (Equals) has filled out the supporting cast of his upcoming sci-fi romance Zoe, with Christina Aguilera (Nashville), Theo James (Divergent), Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca), Miranda Otto (24: Legacy) and Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) all signing on for the film.

The new additions join the previously announced Lea Seydoux (Spectre) and Ewan McGregor (Beauty and the Beast), the latter of whom replaced Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), who was forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling difficulties.

Zoe “follows two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound than they could ever have imagined.”

Production on Zoe is set to get underway in Montreal next week. »

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Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones join 'Zoe'

1 May 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Im Global handles international sales; co-finances with China’s Hlcg Entertainment.

Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones and Miranda Otto have joined the cast of Drake Doremus’s Zoe.

They join the previously announced Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance

Zoe centres on two colleagues at a research lab charged with perfecting romantic relationships. As their work progresses, they make profound discoveries beyond their imagination.

Matthew Gray Gubler also joins the cast in a supporting role. Rich Greenberg wrote the screenplay.

Im Global is financing the futuristic love story alongside China’s Hlcg Entertainment and handles international sales heading into Cannes. UTA represents Us rights.

The project is scheduled to commence filming on location in Montreal on May 8.

Multiple Grammy winner Aguilera previously appeared in the film Burlesque opposite Cher, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming.

James was recently seen on the London stage in Sex With Strangers and starred in the [link »

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Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones Join Sci-Fi Romance ‘Zoe’

1 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones, and Miranda Otto have joined Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance “Zoe,” which begins shooting in Montreal on May 8.

Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy”) is directing the futuristic love story from a script by Rich Greenberg. Im Global is financing the film alongside China’s Hlcg Entertainment.

Producers are Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss, Doremus and Robert George. Ridley Scott is executive producing. Additional executive producers are Im Global’s Stuart Ford and Greg Shapiro along with Hlcg’s Li Li, Michelle Tong Zhou and Lawrence Bender.

Im Global is also handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival with UTA representing domestic rights.

McGregor and Seydoux are portraying colleagues at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”) has also joined the cast in a supporting role. »

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Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones Join Drake Doremus' 'Zoe'

1 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Drake Doremus' next film, Zoe, is rounding out the cast, adding Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James and Miranda Otto. Matthew Gray Gubler also joins in a supporting role.

Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux are starring in the sci-fi romance from the director of Equals and Like Crazy.

Im Global is financing the film alongside China’s Hlcg Entertainment. Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss are producing along with Doremus and Robert George. Ridley Scott is executive producing, and additional executive producers are Im Global's CEO Stuart Ford and president of production Greg Shapiro along with Hlcg’s Li »

- Rebecca Ford

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Binge Watch These 8 Episodes of 'Criminal Minds' to Understand Reid and His Mother's Relationship

1 May 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

It is truly unfortunate that we don't get more of Jane Lynch as Reid's mother on Criminal Minds, but when she does show up, you know you're going to get some fantastic scenes between her and Matthew Gray Gubler and find out something else about that mother/son relationship.

Here are eight episodes of Criminal Minds you need to watch to understand Reid's relationship with his mother.

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