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Interview, Audio: Haroula Rose, Creator of ‘Tribeca: TV’ Finalist ‘Lost & Found’

Chicago – The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival was not all about film. Besides showcasing Immersive and Virtual Reality programming, this edition of the festival opened up submissions from independent television pilot creators for the first time. One of the four finalists that were accepted to the “Tribeca: TV” portion of the festival was “Lost & Found,” created and directed by Haroula Rose, who is from the nearby Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood, Ill.

“Lost & Found” follows a group of friends as they try to navigate the absurdity of modern-day Los Angeles, which is anchored by a ceremony where a couple gets “unwed” after their divorce, and the complications that evolve from that ritual. The show is witty and in-depth, with a large ensemble cast that delivers both hilarity and emotion. “Lost & Found” features Melonie Diaz, Terence Nance, Will Janowitz, Jennifer Lafleur, Abby Wathen, Avi Rothman, Peter Thomson, Nick Thurston and Laura Lee Bostacos.

UnWed: Scene from ‘Lost & Found,
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TV News Roundup: Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Infamous Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie

TV News Roundup: Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Infamous Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie
In today’s roundup, Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother,” Netflix releases the first images from its upcoming miniseries “Alias Grace,” and SiriusXM announces the latest addition to its satellite radio program.

Casting

Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the Lifetime movie “Cocaine Godmother,” which will recount the real life of infamous drug runner Griselda Blanco. At just 17, Blanco made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. She soon became embroiled in the drug trade, masterminding the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as drug mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia. Guillermo Navarro will direct with David McKenna writing the script. Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joan Harrison, and Alisa Tager will executive produce.

Radio

Anne Heche will host a new SiriusXM talk show, “Love and Heche,” scheduled to air every Saturday as part of the satellite radio program’s Faction Talk channel. SiriusXM
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Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner

Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner
The third annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff) which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 6 at their awards ceremony hosted by Terry Crews, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Bff is the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution to the winning festival films in three categories: Best Narrative, Best Family Film and Audience Award winners.

Hosted in Bentonville, Arkansas, 2017’s festival attracted a record-breaking number of attendees committed to ensuring development and promotion of media that represents the world we live in – 51% women and highly diverse. Festival attendees interacted with filmmakers, actors and key industry leaders including Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Rachel Winter, Marilu Henner, Jane Seymour, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Amy Jo Johnson, Aisha Tyler, Nely Galan, Olivia Washington, Joey Travolta (Inclusion Films), Patty Jenkins (Director, Wonder Woman), Stephen Quinn (Chairman, Afe), Gil Robertson (Aafca), Chevonne O
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‘Lost and Found’ Trailer: Tribeca-Selected Pilot Promises an Unconventional Take on Relationships

‘Lost and Found’ Trailer: Tribeca-Selected Pilot Promises an Unconventional Take on Relationships
It’s not often that a pilot episode starts off with the disintegration of a marriage (“Happy Endings” is the rare exception and still very much missed), but “Lost and Found” looks to be anything but conventional in its depiction of friendship, love and marriage in the exclusive trailer below.

Read More: Tribeca 2017: 10 Must-Attend Events at This Year’s Festival

Lost and Found,” executive produced by Haroula Rose and Melonie Diaz (who previously worked together on “Fruitvale Station”) revolves around a group of thirty-something friends as they navigate life and love after the “un-wedding” of Stella (Diaz) and Ian (Will Janowitz). After celebrating their divorce, Stella and Ian find themselves with all-new challenges as friendships are tested and secrets are revealed.

Lost and Found” is one of three independently produced pilots to be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of its first-ever “Pilot Season.” The pilot episode
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‘Lost and Found’ Trailer: Tribeca-Selected Pilot Promises an Unconventional Take on Relationships

‘Lost and Found’ Trailer: Tribeca-Selected Pilot Promises an Unconventional Take on Relationships
It’s not often that a pilot episode starts off with the disintegration of a marriage (“Happy Endings” is the rare exception and still very much missed), but “Lost and Found” looks to be anything but conventional in its depiction of friendship, love and marriage in the exclusive trailer below.

Read More: Tribeca 2017: 10 Must-Attend Events at This Year’s Festival

Lost and Found,” executive produced by Haroula Rose (who wrote and directed the pilot) and Melonie Diaz (who previously worked with Rose on “Fruitvale Station”) revolves around a group of thirty-something friends as they navigate life and love after the “un-wedding” of Stella (Diaz) and Ian (Will Janowitz). After celebrating their divorce, Stella and Ian find themselves with all-new challenges as friendships are tested and secrets are revealed.

Lost and Found” is one of three independently produced pilots to be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of its first-ever “Pilot Season.
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Tribeca TV Lineup 2017 Unveiled: ’Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Doc and More

Tribeca TV Lineup 2017 Unveiled: ’Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Doc and More
Cue the handmaids.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its second annual Tribeca TV program on Thursday and it includes a range of world premieres, popular show returns and a slate of independent pilots. One of the most highly anticipated debuts will be Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Tribeca 2017 Lineup: New Fillms From Alex Gibney, Azazel Jacobs and Laurie Simmons Lead the Eclectic Mix

The series has been in the news lately, and not only because it will premiere soon. The dystopian story about a government forcing fertile women to become breeders for their high-ranking officials has struck a nerve among progressive women who are wary of having their health and reproductive rights controlled. Recently, protestors dressed in the handmaids’ red robes and white bonnets made an appearance in the Texas Senate gallery as its members were passing abortion legislation.

The TV lineup
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Tribeca TV Lineup 2017 Unveiled: ’Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Doc and More

Tribeca TV Lineup 2017 Unveiled: ’Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Doc and More
Cue the handmaids.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its second annual Tribeca TV program on Thursday and it includes a range of world premieres, popular show returns and a slate of independent pilots. One of the most highly anticipated debuts will be Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Tribeca 2017 Lineup: New Fillms From Alex Gibney, Azazel Jacobs and Laurie Simmons Lead the Eclectic Mix

The series has been in the news lately, and not only because it will premiere soon. The dystopian story about a government forcing fertile women to become breeders for their high-ranking officials has struck a nerve among progressive women who are wary of having their health and reproductive rights controlled. Recently, protestors dressed in the handmaids’ red robes and white bonnets made an appearance in the Texas Senate gallery as its members were passing abortion legislation.

The TV lineup
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Current 'Planet of the Apes' Series May Be More Than 3 Movies

Current 'Planet of the Apes' Series May Be More Than 3 Movies
Even before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released in theaters, a third movie was being planned as 20th Century Fox promised to present Caesar's story as a trilogy. Now, speaking with MTV, Andy Serkis teases that the rebooted series could expend past that, becoming four, or maybe even five movies.

Right now, Andy Serkis can't say too much about the next sequel, as a script hasn't been finalized. According to the actor, he doesn't yet know how far along Planet of the Apes 3 will pick up after the events seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

To be honest, it's very, very early in where we choose to drop our anchor in the next film, so it could be five years after the event. It could be the night after the events of where we left 'Dawn,' so it's very difficult to know where
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The faces behind the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes visual effects

The faces behind the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes visual effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is available now to Buy & Keep on Sky Store.

Digital Spy has partnered with Sky Store to take you behind the incredible performance capture visual effects of the film and introduce you to the unseen stars of the blockbuster sequel. Read on to meet the actors behind Koba, Blue Eyes, Maurice and more.

Andy Serkis as Caesar

The face of performance capture technology, Andy Serkis has brought to life digital characters as wide-ranging as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Captain Haddock in The Adventures of Tintin and King Kong.

In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes he plays Caesar for a second time, leading the primate uprising against mankind. Dawn is without question Serkis's finest performance capture turn to-date.

Toby Kebbell as Koba

Second in command to Caesar is ferocious ape Koba, who favours an aggressive and violent revolution as
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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer | Written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver | Directed by Matt Reeves

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be categorized as a summer blockbuster because of its release date, high budget, and extensive use of special effects. However, its story and character first mentality along with its stark wiliness to take chances makes it an almost anti-blockbusters. Now that is not to say it is void of thrilling action or inspired set-pieces. There is plenty of entertainment to be had. It is simply not driving the story and in many ways the least interesting aspect of the entire film. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes may be a sequel to an already rebooted franchise. That does not mean it cannot be filled with innovative
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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' DVD and Blu-ray Releases December 2nd

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' DVD and Blu-ray Releases December 2nd
Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D Blu-ray&#8482, Blu-ray&#8482 and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD&#8482 November 11. The film quickly became the highest grossing film in the franchise, netting nearly $680 million at the box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.

Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of Planet of the Apes. It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travel into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis). &#160The two species form a fragile peace but dissention
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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Director Signs 3-Year Deal with Fox

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Director Signs 3-Year Deal with Fox
Fresh off his success with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which has already earned more than $370 million worldwide, filmmaker Matt Reeves has signed a three-year production deal with 20th Century Fox.

The director has already signed on to direct the sequel Planet of the Apes 3, which he is co-writing with Mark Bomback. The studio has already issued a July 29, 2016 release date for the follow-up, which will likely feature the return of Andy Serkis as Caesar, although no cast members have been confirmed yet.

Here's what Emma Watts, 20th Century Fox's President of Production, had to say about Matt Reeves' deal in a statement.

"We are thrilled Matt has decided to make Fox his home. We have long admired his bold, intelligent approach to filmmaking. I know our collaboration on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is just the beginning of many great things to come."

The
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie review: people get ready

A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

We need a bigger word than humanist.

That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to
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Second Opinion – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2014

Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary and Karin Konoval

Synopsis:

In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race.

The announcement of a reboot to the Planet of the Apes franchise was met with apathy due to the poor reception and utter failure of a movie that is Tim Burton’s 2001 remake, but 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a nice surprise. The movie was beautiful, slow and brilliantly written and acted with some of the most impressive visuals ever seen. Not only was it one of the best movies released that year, it was easily the best movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise. Its sequel
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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review

Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer | Written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver | Directed by Matt Reeves

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be categorized as a summer blockbuster because of its release date, high budget, and extensive use of special effects. However, its story and character first mentality along with its stark wiliness to take chances makes it an almost anti-blockbusters. Now that is not to say it is void of thrilling action or inspired set-pieces. There is plenty of entertainment to be had. It is simply not driving the story and in many ways the least interesting aspect of the entire film. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes may be a sequel to an already rebooted franchise. That does not mean it cannot be filled with innovative
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Tues Top Twenty: Halfway Hotties (Best of 2014)

The power of list compels me! Yes, yes, I need to move on from halfway mark madness (we've previously covered best visuals, best acting, best sounds, and best movies) since they're already out of date and it's been so busy what with chart updates (in progress), Emmy nominations, Smackdown panel announcements, Dawn of the Planet and Apes, Boyhood. We need to be back in The Now. But I'm dragging my feet mostly because I really like what 2014's been giving. I'm crushing on it hard and thinking about asking it to go steady.

This is the final halfway mark list. A shorter version of it was published in my column at Towleroad which happens to be "a site with homosexual tendencies" but I've significantly altered it for you because you are all movie mad and the best moviegoers are polysexual when it comes to lusting after big screen beauty.

Why
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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes wasn’t supposed to be good. How could a reboot that followed Tim Burton’s dismal 2001 remake even approach being a worthy successor to a much beloved franchise that’s been around—in admittedly varying quality—since the late sixties? What more could be added to a series that’s essentially built on the simple premise of apes acting like humans? The answer was, quite a lot actually.

If you look past the shameless cash grab of rebooting movies based on name recognition alone, Rise of the Planet of the Apes reinvigorated and rewrote a very familiar story in a sort of ingenious way, giving us the imagery we wanted but also sufficiently creating a new narrative. It’s something that’s fascinated me with these new Planet of the Apes movies so far. We basically already know the outcome (a hint if
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Go Ape! "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Movie Review

I enjoyed the original reboot, 2011.s .Rise of the Planet of the Apes,. so I was anxiously waiting for the sequel, .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.. How did director Matt Reeves (.Cloverfield,. .Let Me In.) do by taking the reins from original helmer Rupert Wyatt? And is the sequel better than the original? Find out in my movie review of .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes..

Official Synopsis:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (c) Fox

Cast (from Wikipedia)

Humans

. Jason Clarke as Malcolm, a survivor of the Alz-113 virus who, along with a small group of other survivors,
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review

Now having watched all of the Planet of the Apes movies, it's fascinating how the series views not only history, but trying to understand why civilizations rise and fall.  While there are always the broad strokes of good (Caesar, Cornelius, Zira) and bad (Hasslein, Breck, Aldo), there's always a concern of how these figures are followed or abandoned.  History will always have charismatic leaders and people who are motivated by fear, so how to these people guide the evolution or dissolution of a society?  Matt ReevesDawn of the Planet of the Apes perfectly captures this question by creating a microcosm of two civilizations reaching an inevitable clash and how their futures are both conflicting and intertwined.  The movie manages to take almost all the best aspects of its predecessors to create a summer blockbuster that is heartfelt, exhilarating, tragic, and profound. Mankind has been ravaged by the Simian Flu followed by war,
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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (2014) Movie Review

I didn't necessarily dislike Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but I became increasingly aware and annoyed by just how predictable and redundant it was. It got to the point a member of my screening audience sitting behind me said, "I knew it was going to be him," and I wanted to turn around and say, "Yeah, we all knew it was going to be him... about an hour ago." Outside of a couple of instances, there isn't a moment in this film you won't see coming and what's most disappointing about that is how well made it is, how great the performances are and how utterly great some of the scenes are. Picking up ten years after the events that followed 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a disease ironically dubbed the "Simian Flu" has wiped out the majority of the human population save for a
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