TV once again proved to be ahead of the blockbusters, at least when it came to offering textured roles for women. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” scored a coup by landing three of the biggest actresses out there (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley). FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” shot for the stars with Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange portraying acting royalty. And Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned Elisabeth Moss an Emmy, amid a wave of reinvigorated feminism during Donald Trump’s first year in the White House.
At the multiplexes, ticket sales were at the lowest since 1995, with a projected
The festival, launched in 1995 as an alternative to Sundance, has included showings of such notable titles as Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity.” The fest, which takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah, from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, will screen 18 movies including 10 world premieres, two North American premieres, and four U.S. premieres.
Notable titles include “Human Affairs” with Kerry Condon, who was recently in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ” and the TV series “Better Call Saul,” and “Rock Steady Row,” starring Diamond White from “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.”
Slamdance alumni include Joe and Anthony Russo, Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Lena Dunham, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon, and Lynn Shelton. Significant titles that debuted at Slamdance include “Mad Hot Ballroom” and Gordon’s “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” This year’s
“In network television, you can’t have enough story in your pilot,” Schwartz told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “So you’ll get the note, ‘Can you take Act Four and make that the end of your teaser?'”
Savage, who was a TV executive before she became a producer and writer, said the idea is to enact the premise as quickly as possible. But they got the opposite note at Hulu: “Can you take your teaser and make it the end of Act Four?”
Said Schwartz: “That turned out to be a great note and a great challenge. It became about character and not about plot.”
Schwartz admits that he and Savage have been accused of blowing through story too quicky, going back to “The O.C.,
The streaming platform will be giving the show a second season of 10 episodes, a slight bump up from the eight that comprised the first season.
Atypical comes from Sony Pictures and is a coming-of-age story revolving around Sam, an 18 year old on the autistic spectrum. The series follows Sam on his search for love and independence.
Atypical was created by Robia Rashid who also writes and executive produces the show along with director Seth Gordon.
The series stars Keir Gilchrist as Sam, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Sam’s mother, Elsa, whose own life is changing as her son gains his independence. Michael Rapaport portrays Sam’s father, Doug, who hopes to better understand and connect with his son.
The show aims at a realistic portrayal of autism and has brought on Michelle Dean, who received a PhD from UCLA
Netflix have renewed their well-received, heartfelt dramedy Atypical for a longer second season...
With their Atypical season 2 renewal announcement, Netflix have assured that the heartwarming dramedy about a boy learning about the world around him through the fogged lens of autism will have a chance to tell more of its story.
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So well-received was this slice of life series that its second season will get ten episodes, up two from season 1's eight installments.
Keir Gilchrist has excelled in his endearing portrayal of Sam, an 18-year-old autistic boy striving to succeed in a world he must actively decipher on a daily basis, and Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport have also brought admirable performances to Atypical as Sam's parents, who also struggle with the
The series, which launched on Aug. 11, is described as coming of age story that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Sam’s mother, Elsa. Michael Rapaport plays Sam’s father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia. Season 1 was eight episodes, while Season 2 will be 10.
The series was created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid. Seth Gordon also executives produces and directed two episodes in the first season. Mary Rohlich also executive produces alongside Rashid and Gordon, and Jennifer Jason Leigh serves as a producer. Michelle Dean, who received her PhD from UCLA and worked at the UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment before joining the faculty of Csu Channel Island, was
All of his shows have hailed from Sony Pictures Television, which has been home to his production shingle Exhibit A for the past seven years. At the studio, he has an overall deal, which The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal Gordon is re-upping that pact for two...
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The plot is set in the summer of 1999, in the tiny West Texas town of Tulia, where 39 people — almost all of them black — were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine.
But the federally funded investigation was based on the work of one notoriously unreliable undercover officer: Tom Coleman. Despite the flimsiness of the evidence against them, virtually all the defendants were convicted and given sentences as...
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Serving as an executive producer, Leigh looks to join contemporaries Mary Louise Parker and Toni Collette, who both received mid-career bumps from prestige television shows where they played unhinged mothers. (Parker on “Weeds,” and Collette with “United Sates of Tara”). The connection is also in the casting: “United States of Tara” actor Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum who craves love and a “normal” life.
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Dwayne Johnson’s appeal can certainly be credited for the film’s strong performance in Germany, but it’s the original Mitch that really drives them wild in Hamburg (or whatever German city you prefer). David Hasselhoff, who originated the role of the lifeguard on TV, only has a small part in the film adaptation as “The Mentor,” but it was enough to bring moviegoers ...
Press Release: John Cho (the “Star Trek” franchise) has been cast on Season Two of The Exorcist, premiering Friday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox.
Opening an entirely new chapter in the iconic franchise, Season Two of The Exorcist finds Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil.
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