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Read: The Insane Secrets Behind Adult Swim's Anti-Comedy 'The Eric Andre Show'

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Read More: 'The Eric Andre Show' Getting Weird With Chris Rock, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Rogen and more in Season 3 (Exclusive) In this interview with the site "Hopes&Fears," "The Eric Andre Show" supervising producer Joshua Cohen talks candidly about the ins-and-outs of one of the craziest shows on TV. Adult Swim has brought us some of the most talked about absurd, anti-comedy series like "Too Many Cooks" and "Children's Hospital", but rarely do we ever catch a glimpse of the mechanisms behind seemingly chaotic and unplanned shows. Cohen helps mend that gap, and we've picked out some of the most intriguing, sometimes disturbing, tidbits from his interview.  "Typically, we take about $10,000 and we all go to the Commerce Casino... We see how much money we walk away with at the casino and that's typically how much we'll put into one season's worth of set destruction."  "I would say Lauren Conrad. »


- Sarah Choi

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Watch: The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Crew Is Hilariously Confused in 'Riker' Spinoff Edit

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Read More: Why the 'PixelTrek' Creator Boldly Brought 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Fans to the Undiscovered Bathrooms Those of us who need another "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fix more than 20 years after the final episode aired (which, honestly, should be all of us) should look no further than YouTube, where a few industrious users have taken it upon themselves to re-edit scenes from the iconic science fiction show.  The latest edit, from YouTube user Gazorra, imagines a "Tng" spinoff based around Commander William Riker, first officer to Captain Picard on the USS Enterprise.Though the "episode" itself -- which features some, uh, unconventional offspring -- is only seconds long, the opening and closing credit sequences that bookend it are more than worth the watch.  Check out the video above, and explore the other videos in the "Tng Edit" series here. Read More: SyFy to Honor Leonard Nimoy with 5-Hour. »


- Becca Nadler

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Attention, Filmmakers: Apply to The Made in NY Media Center by Ifp's Summer Programs

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The Made In NY Media Center by Ifp just announced two new programs that will launch this summer: Creative >> Founder Lab and a first-of-its-kind workshop series designed to teach location-based storytelling. The new programs will offer artists all over New York City with an opportunity to create, network and collaborate this summer.  Read More: Want to Hire a Female Filmmaker? Check Out The Director List's New Database The Creative >>Founder lab is an eight-week program for creative-minded entrepreneurs looking to start their own creative business. Running from July 6 - August 24, the Lab will consist of workshops on pitch training, multimedia, project management, grant funding, marketing/PR and business development.  Applications are now being accepted. The deadline to submit is June 15. Click through for more information. "The Where of Storytelling: Creating Location-Based Experience" will consist of three different workshops that explore »


- Sarah Choi

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Want to Hire a Female Filmmaker? Check Out The Director List's New Database

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Read More: Attention, Female Filmmakers: The Film Fatales Are Here to Help You  The Director List, the web site dedicated to news about women film and TV directors and their projects, has just launched its new web site which features an online database with a list of 850 female directors of movies, TV shows, music videos and commercials. Searchable by medium, genre and home base, this database allows for film and TV executives to find female directors for their projects. "Year after year the statistics on the number of women directors being hired for film and TV projects remains depressingly low. Our hope is that this database will lead to more women directors being added to director lists around town and more women being considered for jobs, and hired!" said Destri Martino, founder of The Director List, in a press release. The web site will strive to shed light on the »


- Sarah Choi

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The Orchard Acquires Norwegian Director Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs'

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Read More: Cannes Review: Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs' is a Complex Family Drama Done Right The Orchard has announced its acquisition of North American rights to Joachim Trier's "Louder than Bombs," which premiered at Cannes earlier this month.  Trier's first English-language film, "Louder than Bombs" features a remarkable cast, including Gabriel Byrne ("The Usual Suspects"), Isabelle Huppert ("The Piano Teacher") and Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network"), all of whose performances have been lauded by critics.  The film's official synopsis reads: "Three years after the death of his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed (Huppert), Gene (Byrne) keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad (Druid). A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah (Eisenberg), to return to the house he grew up in - and for the first time in a very long time, the father and the two »


- Sara Itkis

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Watch: 'Mad Men' Final Scene Parodies Feature Don Draper's Other Big Ideas

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Your mileage may vary regarding your reaction to the ending of AMC's hit drama "Mad Men," which aired its series finale on May 17. [Spoilers follow.] The final episode, "Person to Person," saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) hitting rock bottom while at a hippie retreat in Big Sur, California, then finding enlightenment in the form of the iconic "I Want to Buy the World a Coke" ad, which the show implies to be Don's brainchild and masterpiece. Indiewire's TV Critic Ben Travers called the ending "uniquely fitting" in his review of the episode, arguing that Don's newfound empathy (gained during a breakthrough moment while listening to a man describe depression in a group therapy seminar) was precisely what allowed him to come up with the concept for the Coke ad. Show creator Matthew Weiner had a similar interpretation, explaining that he loved "the idea that some enlightened state, and not just cooption, might have created something that. »


- Becca Nadler

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2015 Cannes Film Festival Movies

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Read More: The 2015 Indiewire Cannes Bible The latest edition of the Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, but many of its highlights are already on track to reach more audiences. While not every festival favorite has the resources of, say, Cannes favorite "Mad Max: Fury Road," several other festival favorites were lucky enough to secure distribution. These include Palme d'Or winner "Dheepan," which was set up with IFC Films ahead of the festival, as was A24's Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy." Critical favorite "Son of Saul" found a supportive home at Sony Pictures Classics, which also snatched up Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's gentle drama "Our Little Sister." IFC also bought the French thriller "Disorder." Even some of the more esoteric options landed future theatrical bookings: Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's cryptic "Cemetery of Splendour" went to Strand Releasing, while newcomer Alchemy »


- Eric Kohn

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Watch: First Trailer for Sundance Breakout 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Gets Honest About Female Sexuality

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Read More: Sundance Review: 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Unlocks the Secrets of Adolescence Check out the new trailer for "The Diary of a Teenage Girl," a dark horse hit from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival which follows the illicit affair between a 15-year-old girl and her mother's boyfriend in 1976 San Francisco. Wrapped up in twee packaging, the film is a realistic and unsettling exploration of female adolescent sexuality. "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" is based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner and marks actress Marielle Heller's feature film debut as a writer/director. British newcomer Bel Powley stars in the film alongside Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, and Kristen Wiig. In case you're not already convinced this is a must-see, here's the official synopsis: "Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. »


- Becca Nadler

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Kino Lorber Acquires Stephane Brizé's 'The Measure of a Man'

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Read More: Kino Lorber Acquires 'Father of African Cinema' Doc 'Sembene!' Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to Stephane Brizé's new film "The Measure of a Man." The film, which follows an aging, unemployed man as he starts a new job, premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and marks Brizé's sixthfeature film and third collaboration with actor Vincent Lindon (following "Mademoiselle Chambon" and "A Few Hours of Spring"). Brizé ("Mademoiselle Chambon," "Bastards," "Friday Night," "La Moustache") directed and co-wrote the film with Olivier Gorce. Lindon, who stars as the unemployed Theirry, won the Best Actor award at Cannes for the film. Here's the official synopsis: "At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Theirry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?" "The »


- Becca Nadler

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Watch: Amy Everson is a Feminist Superhero in Exclusive Red Band 'Felt' Trailer

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Read More: Amplify Acquires Docu-Narrative 'Felt' To Help Shed Light On Rape Culture  The new Red Band trailer for Jason Banker's film "Felt" gives us a visceral look at the haunting true story inspired by artist Amy Everson. From what we can gather from the trailer, it looks like Banker's cinematography roots will definitely shine in the film, and contribute immensely to the visually-driven narrative.  The official synopsis reads: "Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggression of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, »


- Sarah Choi

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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands

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Some movies are just as expensive as they seem. At the high end you have films like "Avengers: Age of Ultron," with its surfeit of $10 million-a-picture superstars and baroque special effects; at the low end there's the early films of Joe Swanberg, which were famously made for the price of a few dozen sandwiches, and also looked like it. But other movies are harder to read. Thanks to advancements in digital technology, as well as increasingly savvy production strategies, professionally shot, acted and edited films can be made on shockingly low budgets. But that can be easier said than done—how can a first-time filmmaker make the most of limited resources and make a small film feel big?   Read More: Filmmaker Survey: What We Wish We Knew Before Making Our First Movie Where better to discuss and share secrets about this phenomenon than at the Little Rock Film Festival, a »


- Eric Hynes

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'My Enemy, My Brother' Tells of Friendship That Crosses Enemy Lines

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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. My Enemy, My Brother Logline: The true story of two enemies turned blood-brothers; help us journey to Iraq and Iran to find their missing families. Elevator Pitch: "My Enemy, My Brother" tells the incredible story of Zahed and Najah, two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who become blood brothers for life. 25 years after one saves the other's life on the battlefield, they meet again by sheer chance in Canada. This story of redemption is deeply moving, but even more mesmerizing is the journey they are about to embark on -- to return to Iraq and Iran to search for a missing wife, son, and parents who »


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Watch: Patton Oswalt's 'Deleted Scene' From 'Mad Max' Gives Us the One Thing Missing From the Action

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According to Patton Oswalt, a fiery electric guitarist standing on a war machine (whose name is the Doof Warrior!) wasn't the only trick "Mad Max" director George Miller had up his sleeve. The comedian and film buff brought a "Deleted Scene" from Miller's action blockbuster "Mad Max: Fury Road" to his guest spot on "Conan" last week, which featured Oswalt as a warm-up comic for the War Boys army. Read More: Review: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is the Best Action Movie of the Year "Hey Furiosa, I'd be Furiosa too if the barber gave me that haircut," jokes Oswalt's character while standing on top of a flaming war truck.  Conan enjoyed the scene, but had to agree that it deserved the cutting room floor. "I think [Miller] made the right call," he said. "I just don't think it calls for a stand-up comedian." Oswalt tried to argue, but was eventually forced to admit defeat, »


- Becca Nadler

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Watch: Eva Longoria and Sean Bean Flirtatiously Grocery Shop in 'Any Day'

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[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. "Any Day," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Rustam Branaman's drama "Any Day" tells the story of Vian (Sean Bean), an ex-fighter and convict who is re-entering society despite his troubled and violent past. When his sister agrees to let him stay with her after serving jail time, Vian learns to re-assimilate himself through love, focus and hard work. From what we can gather from the clip below, it looks like Eva Longoria's character will be an integral part of his process. [Indiewire has partnered with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand for May's Indie Film Month. Enjoy exceptionally creative and uniquely entertaining new Indie releases (“Still Alice,"“Lost River,” “Maggie,” Good Kill," and more) all month long on Time Warner »


- Sarah Choi

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Watch: New Amazon Series 'Catastrophe' Has a New Take On Getting 'Knocked Up'

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Worlds collide in "Catastrophe", a new Amazon series created by comedian and bestselling author Rob Delaney ("Key & Peele") and award-winning actress Sharon Hogan ("Pulling"). The creators also star in the show as Rob and Sharon -- an American man and Irish woman who struggle to maintain their relationship after a night of irresponsible lust that leads to an unplanned pregnancy. Read More: Amazon Jumps into Children's Programming with Three Original Series Premiering This Summer The trailer provides a glimpse into the choppy waters Rob and Sharon must navigate as they develop their unconventional relationship, along with all of the cultural hilarities that come with being an American in the UK.  “We look forward to bringing this honest and smart series to our customers,” said Amazon Studio’s Vice President Roy Price. “Sharon’s irreverent humor plays into Rob’s fish-out-of-water experience and, together, their chemistry makes for a »


- Sarah Choi

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Cannes: Justin Kurzel on His Vision for 'Macbeth' and Fascination With Violence

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Read More: Gaspar Noé on Shooting Sex in 'Love' and Why He Loves His Bad Reviews Four years after debuting his first feature film, "The Snowtown Murders," at the Cannes Film Festival, Australian director Justin Kurzel returned over the weekend to the event to premiere his follow-up, "Macbeth," in the main competition. His brutal and robustly acted Shakespeare adaptation marks a huge leap for the filmmaker, whose "Snowtown Murders" was a similarly violent but much smaller film starring a mostly unknown cast. "Macbeth," shot on location in Scotland, comes from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein and stars two of the biggest actors working in film today, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Before its premiere on the Croisette, Indiewire sat down with Kurzel to find out why "Macbeth" appealed to him and what it was like to direct his incredible cast. From Cannes Critics' Week to the competing for the Palme d'Or  is quite the. »


- Nigel M Smith

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

25 May 2015 2:48 PM, PDT

After an incredible streak that brought it 7 trophies in this category, Pixar has been shut out two years running. If there's one thing we can be certain about with next year's Oscars, it's that "Inside Out" will change that. What's more, Pixar has another film coming out by year's end, "The Good Dinosaur," and we'd bet that both end up making the cut. No Pixar original has ever not been nominated here since the category began (though some sequels have missed out). After that... It's a tough game to call. "The Little Prince"? They loved it in Cannes, but it still doesn't have a U.S. release date? "The Peanuts Movie" and "Minions"? They definitely have potential. "Monster Trucks" or "Robo-Dog"? Who knows? But let's be serious: Pixar is taking this home, one way or the other. Best Animated Feature predictions below. Check out predictions in other categories here. Sure Thing: "Inside Out" We Haven't. »


- Peter Knegt

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

25 May 2015 12:06 PM, PDT

This is one of the few categories with near locks: Can one really imagine Phyllis Nagy's screenplay for "Carol" or Nick Hornby's for "Brooklyn" not eventually making the cut? Even Sundance's "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" has a very strong chance of getting in here for Jesse Andrew's script. In their way stands a lot of very high profile films with big name writers (the Coens for "Bridge of Spies," Aaron Sorkin for "Steve Jobs," and last year's winner for Best Original Screenplay for "The Revenant"), so it's definitely not going to be easy. Best Adapted Screenplay predictions below. Check out predictions in other categories here. As Sure Things As One Can Get This Early On: Nick Hornby, "Brooklyn" Phyllis Nagy, "Carol" Other Potential Contenders From What We've Already Seen: Donald Marguiles, "The End of the Tour" Marielle Heller, "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" Jacob Koskoff »


- Peter Knegt

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay

25 May 2015 11:50 AM, PDT

A year after not one woman was nominated in either screenplay category, it looks like we're heading toward a much needed change of pace. Believe it or not, Amy Schumer could very well be able to call herself an Oscar nominee a year from now if "Trainwreck" can ride its extremely strong reviews to some deserved Oscar buzz (like "Bridesmaids" did when it got a nomination here).  And Schumer could be joined by "Bridesmaids" co-scribe Annie Mumolo (teaming with David O. Russell to write the "Joy" script), previous winner here Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash"), Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote "Mistress America" with Noah Baumbach"), Abi Morgan ("Suffragette") and none other than Angelina Jolie (who wrote her next directorial effort, "By The Sea"). Imagine that lineup of nominees? Best Original Screenplay predictions below. Check out predictions in other categories here. The Contenders From What »


- Peter Knegt

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

25 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT

Quentin Tarantino has led Christoph Waltz to two Oscars in this category, but Waltz is absent from the director's latest, "The Hateful Eight." That film boasts a whopping seven potential contenders in this category (only of the noted eight is a woman, which could get Jennifer Jason Leigh a nod in the supporting actress race). Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson seem like they have the showiest parts, putting them in contention amidst a seemingly endless list of other contenders: Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels ("Steve Jobs"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon ("Black Mass"), Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Alan Alda ("Bridge of Spies"), Bradley Cooper ("Joy"), Steve Carell ("Freeheld"), Dominic West and Jude Law ("Genius") and Mr. Waltz himself ("Tulip Fever"). We truly could go on and on... It will also be interesting to see how many nominees from last year pop up here. Beyond the noted »


- Peter Knegt

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