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Costume Designer Janie Bryant on ‘Mad Men’s’ Timeless Style

14 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A leggy starlet with a headful of hair-sprayed curls emerges from her convertible to welcome a grizzled, yet handsome man after his long flight.

The message to “Mad Men” viewers watching the AMC show’s season opener is clear: It sure didn’t take long for Megan Draper to adjust to life in the City of Angels.

What helped make the scene so memorable was the ice blue, itsy bitsy, teeny weeny babydoll dress worn by actress Jessica Pare.

Aside from causing fashionista fan girls to swoon across the Twittersphere, the episode also garnered costume designer Janie Bryant and her team an Emmy nod — Bryant’s fourth for the series and a category she won (with Le Dawson) in 2005 for “Deadwood.”

“We wanted to give Megan an amazing dramatic entrance,” Bryant says. “That was actually a vintage dress that I used. I loved it because it was the color of the sky, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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International Emmy Awards to Fete Globo Group Chief

30 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The International Emmy Awards will honor Roberto Irineu Marinho, head of Brazilian media giant Globo Group, with its Directorate Award.

The award coincides with the 50th anniversary of Globo TV, the nation’s dominant TV network. Marinho, scion of the Globo founding family, has headed the group as CEO since 2003. His father earned the same award from the Intl. TV Academy more than 30 years ago.

“Roberto Irinheu Marinho is a pillar of Globo’s success. He has spearheaded the group’s national and global footprint while pursuing his family’s strong commitment to quality journalism and social responsibility for many years, the last ten as chairman and CEO,” said Bruce Paisner, president-ceo of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The Intl. Emmy Awards are set for Nov. 24 in Gotham. “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner will receive the org’s Founders Award.

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- Variety Staff

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'Boardwalk Empire' won't go quietly in its final season

21 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

HBO has taken a page out of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s playbook, releasing another promo for Boardwalk Empire’s final season that manages to make every brief clip feel super important while at the same time revealing almost nothing about the season’s plot.

The 52-second spot opens with Nucky Thompson  (Steve Buscemi) sitting in a boardroom, staring out into the distance as a woman whispers, “There’s forgiveness for everyone. That’s what Jesus said.” The promo then cuts to Chalky While (Michael Kenneth Williams) correcting her: “Baby girl, Jesus was wrong.” That’s when a cover of “St. »

- Chancellor Agard

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Celebrities remember James Garner on Twitter

20 July 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On Saturday, Hollywood leading man James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 86.

When the news broke, celebrities immediately took to Twitter to remember the man behind Maverick, The Rockford Files, and so much more. Here are just a few of those tributes:

Rip to a legend. James Garner was both a kind man and gifted actor. It was an honor to work with him on #TheNotebook. He will be missed.

Nicholas Sparks (@NicholasSparks) July 20, 2014

Matt Weiner on casting Don Draper: “James Garner was the model. That’s who I wanted.”

Brett Martin (@brettmartin) July 20, 2014

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- Samantha Highfill

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Halfway Mark: The Best TV Episodes of 2014 (So Far), Part 3

12 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal, “Mizumono”

Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller

Directed by David Slade

Aired May 23rd, 2014

“I let you know me… see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn’t want it.” – Hannibal Lecter

If there’s such thing as arthouse television, Hannibal‘s second season is it, a thirteen-hour fever dream of blood, orchestral music, and psychological mind games. Above all, it was a cinematic tragedy, a symbolically-rich tale of a man courting the devil and (most likely) living to tell about it, set against the backdrop of television’s most arresting visual palette.

“Mizumono” is the sweet, sweet cherry on the top of Hannibal‘s breathtaking sophomore effort, a dramatic crescendo catalyzed by one small mistake made on Will’s part: leaving the scent of Freddie Lounds on himself before visiting Hannibal. When Lecter realizes what Will has done, his heart breaks and Hannibal dares »

- Kate Kulzick

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Review: Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' better than ever in season 2

11 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson spend much of the second season premiere of the Showtime drama "Masters of Sex" (Sunday at 10) trying to redefine the nature and parameters of their relationship after the events of the show's marvelous first season. Are they now a couple? Is this just an affair? Is it still simply one small component of their groundbreaking study on human sexuality? If Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) need more time to figure out what they're doing, "Masters of Sex" certainly does not. It was one of TV's very best dramas a year ago, and in many ways the start of season 2 suggests it's gotten even better. The first season ended with both disaster and epiphany, as an early version of the famous Masters and Johnson study was greeted with horrified indignation by Masters' medical colleagues, but also with the suddenly-unemployed Dr. Masters finally admitting that »

- Alan Sepinwall

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President Obama and Zach Galifianakis Nab Emmy Nomination for ‘Between Two Ferns’

10 July 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Barack Obama was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for his work with Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns.” The hilarious, fern-filled interview they made for Funny Or Die back in March was recognized in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category. Galifianakis’ purposefully awkward show was also nominated last year, but it didn't win. President Obama becomes the first sitting President to earn an Emmy nomination, but Ronald Reagan won a Golden Globe in 1957 and George W. Bush won two Razzie Awards for his appearance in “Fahrenheit 9/11.” See video: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler Help Matthew Weiner Do Comedy in ‘Are. »

- Travis Reilly

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Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Downton: What should win the Drama Emmy?

10 July 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Emmys Outstanding Drama category is always a painful experience for any TV addict. How can you possibly choose only one show from all your favourites?

2014's list is even more painful than normal. Normally, you'd expect the final run of something as spectacular as Breaking Bad to stroll to victory.

However, there's the small matter of Game of Thrones season four, the rise and rise of House of Cards and the jaw-dropping True Detective to think about.

Emmys Outstanding Drama 2014 shortlist:

1. The fan favourite...Game of Thrones

More deaths, more destruction, more twists than a King Size Curly Wurly. The HBO fantasy series' fanbase continues to grow every year - how much longer can the Emmys ignore everything about the show, barring Peter Dinklage?

2. The British are coming... Downton Abbey

The one eyebrow-raising pick in category is the British period drama, which is considered soapy fun by most Brits, »

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Entertainment Geekly: Why 'Hannibal' is the better version of 'True Detective' and 'Fargo'

26 June 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

To clarify the headline above: I liked True Detective and Fargo. They were well-acted, well-shot, well-dialogued. HBO’s mystery melodrama and FX’s Coen remix had different tones and different site-specific atmospheres–moody nihilism vs. screwball nihilism, sunbaked desolation vs. snowcaked void, Southern Swamp Gothic vs. Frozen Norman Rockwell–but if you watched them live when they aired, then you knitted together an 18-episode viewing experience representing a snapshot of Why TV Drama Is Interesting Now. »

- Darren Franich

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‘Mad’ and ‘Bad’ Exit Strategies: Matt Weiner and Vince Gilligan Reveal Their Endgame

19 June 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This story originally appeared in EmmyWrap: Comedy/Drama/Actors Matthew Weiner and Vince Gilligan have been running on parallel paths since Weiner's “Mad Men” premiered on AMC in 2007 and Gilligan's “Breaking Bad” followed on the same network the following year. Their shows have won multiple Emmys, including four Outstanding Drama Series awards for “Mad Men” (2008-2011) and one for “Breaking Bad” (2013). And now they're both ending their series — Gilligan with a rapturously-received final season that aired last summer and is now eligible for Emmys, and Weiner, with 14 concluding episodes, the first half of which ran this year and the »

- Steve Pond

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Watch: Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 'Mad Men'-esque in the Music Video for Her Newest Single

19 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you've watched Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" or "Smashed," you know that the 29-year-old can act. But, did you know that she could sing too? Read More: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Discusses Why She Took on 'Smashed': "I wasn't feeling good about what I was doing." In collaboration with hip-hop producer Dan the Automator, Winstead has just released the music video for her single "Did We Live Too Fast." The duo (similar to actress Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) go by the name Got a Girl. Winstead has done some singing in the past, most noticeably in Quentin Tarantino's 2007 film "Death Proof."  In the black-and-white video we see Winstead playing a 60s housewife character who is in a contentious relationship with who we presume is her husband. It's a sexy, retro track, something that we could see Matthew Weiner ending one of his "Mad Men" episodes with. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Allison Williams: The Power of Strong Supporting Roles

17 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actors dream of landing that one role that ignites a career.

Even if it’s not quite the “42nd Street” fantasy of instantaneous stardom for the understudy, a supporting role on a TV series can be an important stepping stone, especially if the show is a critical and/or commercial success. And in rare instances, the magic of being in the right supporting role on the right show at the right time can propel a player who’s the second (or third) banana into full-fledged stardom, the kind that inspires Internet parodies, Halloween costumes and social-media shrines.

Such was the case for three actors who rocketed from virtual obscurity, through scene-stealing supporting roles, to become likely contenders in this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards derby. Christina Hendricks made Joan a force to be reckoned with during the pilot shoot for “Mad Men.” Aaron Paul saved the life of Jesse Pinkman »

- Jenelle Riley

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Three Series Where Directors Excelled This TV Season

16 June 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Masters of Sex’: Carrying a Cinematic Sensibility to the Small Screen

Michael Apted first found fame in 1964 as the director of “Seven Up,” a groundbreaking television documentary charting the lives of British children that has since spawned a veritable institution, each film revisiting the subjects seven years later (2012’s “56 Up” was the latest

So it’s a befitting progression that Apted, who also helmed the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough” and the Jodie Foster starrer “Nell,” would find himself back in TV at this juncture in his career, this time directing episodes of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” a series about pioneering physician William Masters and his research partner Virginia

While Apted’s return to TV is pragmatic in part — “The sort of movies I grew up doing are not made anymore and it’s difficult to find a project that I want to do” — he »

- Variety Staff

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Watch the THR Television Roundtable sessions, featuring showrunners, performers, and more

13 June 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the years, The Hollywood Reporter has gained a reputation for their Roundtable sessions, in which they gather notable figures to candidly discuss their professions, their work, and the industry at large. With television inceasingly gaining prestige to rival movies, the site has expanded their roundtable coverage to include the small screen as well. Their 2014 television roundtables include discussions with luminaries such as Vince Gilligan, Sarah Paulson, Jon Hamm, Mike Judge, William H. Macy, and Edie Falco. The discussions can be seen below.

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The Drama Showrunner Roundtable, featuring Nic Pizzolatto, Matthew Weiner, Carlton Cuse, Vince Gilligan, Ann Biderman, and Aaron Sorkin.

The Drama Actress Roundtable, featuring Claire Danes, Keri Russell, Julianna Margulies, Vera Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, and Jessica Paré.

The Comedy Showrunner Roundtable, featuring Jenji Kohan, Mike Judge, Jenni Konner, Chuck Lorre, Marc Maron, Mike Schur, and Armando Iannucci.

The Drama Actor Roundtable, featuring Jon Hamm, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Writers’ Rooms Vs. Solo Scribes: Where Does TV Creativity Flourish Best?

12 June 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The writers’ room has become a staple of American television production. But look to our British friends across the pond, and they’ve got other ideas. Imagine: one writer, penning all the episodes of a show. No writers’ room. No shared concept. Just single vision, single author, executed from start to finish by the creator.

“Every writer would cravenly admit they would want to write their shows themselves,” says Steven Moffat, the famed British scribe with a long list of credits, including “Coupling,” “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock.”

Throughout his career, he’s worked on series with both production models. “The writers’ room came about because we have huge volumes of episodes to make.” It’s simply more practical, he says, for shows with long runs like “Doctor Who.”

But for shorter-run series, the Brits say the single-author strategy is more creatively satisfying. Which means it fits especially well in the miniseries category. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Emmys: Tim Goodman's Predictions

12 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Drama Series Breaking Bad (AMC) Slam dunk. Mad Men (AMC) Ditto. True Detective (HBO) Incredible newcomer. Game of Thrones (HBO) HBO's top-rated drama is a must here. The Americans (FX) The 1980s spy drama has major upset potential. Orphan Black (BBC America) A righteous choice. Video: Drama Showrunners Vince Gilligan, Matthew Weiner on Job Pressures, Embarrassing Sex Scenes Comedy Series Louie (FX) Slam dunk after an incredible fourth season. Veep (HBO) Lock for nom, perhaps winner this year? Silicon Valley (HBO) Hilarious and deserving newcomer.

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- Tim Goodman

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Celebrating 45 Years with the Writers of ‘Sesame Street’

11 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before settling on “Homelamb” as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran “Sesame Street” scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right.

“ ‘Homeland’ was a very interesting writing process,” says Ward. “We went through every possible thing.”

“She kept calling me because she desperately wanted to do a ‘Homeland’ thing,” recalls “Sesame” head writer-cum-puppeteer Joey Mazzarino, who also co-wrote the screenplays for “The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland” and “Muppets in Space.” “She goes, ‘What about ‘Combland?’ It’s about somebody that can’t brush their hair.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know about that, Belinda.’ And then one day I was running and I was like, ‘Wait, we’re looking at the wrong part of the word.’ So I called her from the track and said, ‘Belinda, what about “Homelamb?”’ She was like, ‘That’s it!’ ”

With its »

- Malina Saval

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If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Drama Series

11 June 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. This means we now know who submitted themselves for consideration and who didn't, which actors mistakenly consider themselves leads when they aren't (The Rob Lowe Award), which actors exploit loopholes to submit themselves as supporting actors on shows named after them (The Amy Schumer Award), and which shows have submitted themselves in categories where they arguably don't belong. (Dan and I discussed this problem at length on this week's Firewall & Iceberg Show.) And now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest. (You can find links to all of last year's entries at the bottom of the final piece in the series. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Q&A: ‘Ray Donovan’ Exec Producer Ann Biderman and ‘Masters of Sex’ Ep Michelle Ashford

9 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

They both just happen to have landed shows at Showtime, but as it turns out, Ann Biderman, the executive producer of “Ray Donovan,” and Michelle Ashford, the executive producer of “Masters of Sex,” are friends as well — having heard of each other for years from a mutual friend “who we both adored,” and then finally meeting at a screening. “I started to think that Ann was a phantom, a holograph that had been conjured in people’s imaginations,” jokes Ashford. Settling in the casting room on the Sony lot, where both shows film, the two friends shared with Variety what they’ve learned about what it takes to create compelling drama on TV.

Variety: Congratulations on such successful freshman seasons. How has the experience been for you?

Michelle Ashford: Cable television is the happiest place on earth in terms of the best writers, the best actors — everyone is flooding to it. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Slackery News Tidbits: June 9, 2014

9 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Here's the latest Austin and Texas film news.

Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater's latest feature, Boyhood, swept the top three awards categories at the Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday. The movie, shot over a dozen years in the Austin area, won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress (Patricia Arquette). Boyhood premiered at Sundance (Debbie's review) screened at SXSW and opens in Austin next month.Actor Kevin Corrigan, who appeared in the Austin Film Society's project Slacker 2011 (and most of local filmmaker Bob Byington's features) and can be seen in Austinite Terrence Malick's upcoming Knight of Cups, will discuss his experiences in the industry during Afs's Moviemaker Dialogue on Monday, June 23 at 7:30 pm at the Marchesa Hall. Matthew Weiner, creator/executive producer/writer/director of AMC's Mad Men, was recently announced as this year's recipient of the Austin Film Festival Outstanding Television Writer Award. Weiner »

- Jordan Gass-Poore'

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