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Slamdance Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup (Exclusive)

Slamdance Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup (Exclusive)
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its 24th annual narrative and documentary feature film competition lineup, Variety has learned.

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
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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast
In bringing “Marvel’s Runaways” to Hulu, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were asked to do something they almost never hear: Slow it down.

“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.,
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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast

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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on How ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Chuck’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ All Led to ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ — Turn It On Podcast
In bringing “Marvel’s Runaways” to Hulu, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were asked to do something they almost never hear: Slow it down.

“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.,
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CBS Developing ‘True Conviction’ Drama Based On Documentary From Tribeca, Seth Gordon & Erica Shelton Kodish

The Seth Gordon-produced documentary True Conviction, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, is being adapted for television. CBS is developing drama True Conviction based on the well-received documentary, from Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions, The Goldbergs executive producer Gordon and Being Mary Jane’s former executive producer/showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish and co-executive producer Angel Dean Lopez. CBS Television Studios and Sony…
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Atypcal renewed for season 2 by Netflix

Atypical has been renewed for a second season by Netflix.

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
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Atypical has been renewed for season 2

Michael Ahr Kirsten Howard Sep 15, 2017

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
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Atypical: Season Two Renewal for Netflix Autism Series

Netflix has renewed its Atypical TV show for a second season. While the first season -- which just premiered on August 11th -- consists of eight half-hour installments, Deadline reports the streamer has ordered 10 episodes of Atypical season two. Writer Robia Rashid created the Autism Spectrum Disorder comedy-drama and executive produces with director Seth Gordon. The Atypical TV series stars Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rapaport, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, Nik Dodani, Jenna Boyd, Christina Offley, Wendy Braun, Gino Montesino, and Rachel Ashley Redleaf. This Netflix coming of age comedy centers on Sam (Gilchrist), an 18 year old on the spectrum. As he searches for autonomy, Sam's family must to come to terms with the resulting changes to their lives. Read More…
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‘Atypical’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Atypical has been renewed by Netflix for a second season with a 10-episode order, up from 8 episodes for the series’ first season. It is a quick renewal for the autism-themed show, created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid and executive producer/director Seth Gordon, which debuted August 17. Atypical, from Sony Pictures TV Studios, is a coming of age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum…
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‘Atypical’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

‘Atypical’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Netflix has renewed “Atypical” for Season 2, the streaming service announced Wednesday.

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
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Seth Gordon Re-Ups Deal at Sony TV, Talks Studio Turnover, Apple and 'Baywatch' (Exclusive)

Few television producers have had the track record Seth Gordon has. Every pilot the director has helmed — seven of them total — has been ordered to series. And of those, a whopping four are currently on the air, including Netflix's Atypical, Amazon's Sneaky Pete, ABC's The Goldbergs and soon-to-debut The Good Doctor.

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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‘Baywatch’ Blu-ray Review: Silly Remake Of Classic TV Show Is Over-The-Top

If you’re seeking a dumb comedy that offers unoriginally raunchy humor and oddly interspersed action, look no further: Baywatch features both. Baywatch Blu-ray Review This adaptation from Paramount Pictures of the classic 90’s beach-set TV series is directed by Seth Gordon (Four Christmases, Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) and tells a far-fetched tale of an eclectic band of lifeguards who […]

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Movie News: 'Avengers 4' Directors Share Mystery Photo; 'Baywatch' Director to Tackle Racial Injustice Drama

Avengers 4: Directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War, above) shared a mysterious photo on social media, perhaps to commemorate the first day of production on the fourth Avengers movie (see below). The third installment, Avengers: Infinity War, is slated for release on May 4, 2018; Avengers 4 is set to open in theaters on May 3, 2019. [Facebook]   Tulia: Seth Gordon (Baywatch, above with Dwayne Johnson) will direct Tulia. It's based on a book by Nate Blakeslee, Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town, which in turn was drawn from a real-life case in which 39 people were sentenced to prison, largely due to the work of a "notoriously unreliable undercover officer." [THR]   Exit West: Morton Tyldum...

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Movie News: 'Avengers 4' Directors Share Mystery Photo

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Avengers 4: Directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War, above) shared a mysterious photo on social media, perhaps to commemorate the first day of production on the fourth Avengers movie (see below). The third installment, Avengers: Infinity War, is slated for release on May 4, 2018; Avengers 4 is set to open in theaters on May 3, 2019. [Facebook]   Tulia: Seth Gordon (Baywatch, above with Dwayne Johnson) will direct Tulia. It's based on a book by Nate...

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Seth Gordon to Direct 'Tulia,' Story of Notorious Racial Injustice Case (Exclusive)

Seth Gordon to Direct 'Tulia,' Story of Notorious Racial Injustice Case (Exclusive)
Baywatch helmer Seth Gordon will direct Tulia, a feature film based on a true story and the 2005 book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town.

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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‘Atypical’ Trailer: Jennifer Jason Leigh Keeps It Together in Netflix’s New Autism Comedy

There is no such thing as too much Jennifer Jason Leigh. After a high-profile turn in “Twin Peaks,” the beloved actress Leigh returns to television as a lead in a promising new Netflix series about a teenage boy on the autism spectrum. The show is called “Atypical,” and it handles its subject with humor and grace, as evidenced by a charming first trailer released today.

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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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‘Atypical’ Trailer: Jennifer Jason Leigh Keeps It Together in Netflix’s New Autism Comedy

There is no such thing as too much Jennifer Jason Leigh. After a high-profile turn in “Twin Peaks,” the beloved actress Leigh returns to television as a lead in a promising new Netflix series about a teenage boy on the autism spectrum. The show is called “Atypical,” and it handles its subject with humor and grace, as evidenced by a charming first trailer released today.

Read More‘Alias Grace’ Trailer: Netflix’s Period Murder Mystery Brings the Chill to 1840s Canada

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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Check out: Priyanka Chopra begins shooting for comedy film Isn’t It Romantic with Adam Devine and Rebel Wilson

Check out: Priyanka Chopra begins shooting for comedy film Isn’t It Romantic with Adam Devine and Rebel Wilson
Priyanka Chopra is on the roll and we are not complaining. After making her Hollywood debut with Seth Gordon’s Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra has bagged two back to back projects. One is a drama called A Kid Like Jake and other is a comedy titled Isn’t It Romantic. While PriyankaRead More

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Newswire: Germans love David Hasselhoff cameos

Though the Baywatch movie ended up dead in the water here in the States, that feature-length compilation of hard bodies in slow motion has gained some traction abroad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Gordon’s film hit the $12 million mark in the U.K., but that number was trounced by the box-office take in Germany, which is up to $16 million. It was the best showing of any foreign market for the film, and helped nudge its total international box-office past $100 million.

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 ...
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John Cho Joins the Cast of Fox’s The Exorcist Season 2, New Plot Details Revealed

With Fox renewing The Exorcist for a second season, fans have more spiritual showdowns to look forward to when the series returns on September 29th. Previous reports have revealed that the Rance family will not be the focus in the second season, and new plot details reveal that Father Tomas and Marcus are indeed going to set their sights on a new location, with John Cho (Star Trek Beyond) joining the cast to play a character the duo will encounter on the West Coast.

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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Why ‘Baywatch’ Is Catching A $100M+ Wave Overseas Despite Taking A Bath In U.S.

Why ‘Baywatch’ Is Catching A $100M+ Wave Overseas Despite Taking A Bath In U.S.
Paramount's Baywatch may have beached domestically, but it's been surfing a wave at the international box office — spurred by the source material’s global popularity, Dwayne Johnson’s star status … and The Hoff. Through Thursday, the Seth Gordon-helmed film is at $98.8M overseas and will cross $100M tomorrow. Domestic is $57.4M. The big-screen adaptation of the 1990s TV series has collared more than 63% of its total box office from offshore turnstiles, making it the first…
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