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SAG-aftra’s Funds Held in Trust Jump 7.1% to $183.9 Million

1 August 2017 6:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-aftra’s funds held in trust for others have increased by 7.1% to $183.9 million since last year, according to the union’s latest filing with the federal government.

Those funds have been at the center of a long-running dispute, dating back to a 2007 suit filed by Ken Osmond (“Leave It to Beaver”) over how foreign levies are handled by the union. Osmond settled his suit in 2011.

The disclosure of the increase came in the July 31 filing of SAG-aftra’s Lm-2 report with the U.S. Department of Labor for the fiscal year that ended on April 30 in the category of “funds held in trust for others.” The 2016 report showed a 4.5% gain in the funds held for others to $171.4 million; the 2015 report showed a 7.5% hike to $164.3 million; the 2014 report listed those funds at $153.04 million, a 16% jump from 2013’s figure of $132.26 million.

A SAG-aftra spokesperson said Tuesday in response to a question from Variety: “The growth is due to increased »

- Dave McNary

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'Suburbicon' Trailer Makes Matt Damon-Starrer Look Like Mixture of 'Leave It to Beaver' and 'Goodfellas'

27 July 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Suburbicon appears to be a wild mixture of Leave It to Beaver  and Goodfellas.

The first trailer for the Matt Damon starrer dropped on Thursday, and it opens in a sleepy, cookie-cutter town that looks like something right out of a neighborhood in 1950s TV. 

Viewers soon find out something much more sinister is happening in the crime-comedy when the wife of Damon's character is murdered by the mob for unspecified debts he owes. 

A very blond Julianne Moore plays his sister-in-law. 

Damon's character finally has enough when the mob later tries to kill his son. He begins to go after gangsters who »

- Ryan Parker

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‘Detroit’ Review: Kathryn Bigelow’s Harrowing Docudrama Is a Bumpy but Bracingly Physical Portrait of Race in America

23 July 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Exploding across the stressed out summer of 2017 like a powder keg thrown into a room that’s already on fire, Kathryn Bigelow’s hectic but harrowing docudrama account of the 1967 Detroit riots is inevitably as concerned with the persistence of systemic racism as it is with its past. The years between now and then have made it impossible to isolate the two — names like Tamir Rice and Philando Castile have disallowed us from deluding ourselves into thinking what’s done is done. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Nevertheless, there’s something broadly instructive about a major director choosing this moment to make a movie about this episode in the fraught history of American race relations. With Ferguson still so close in the rearview mirror, with Eric Garner still so fresh in so many minds, not even the whitest of viewers (or filmmakers) can look at »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Leave It To Beaver’ Star Jerry Mathers Lost 55 Pounds After Doctors Told Him He Only Had 3-5 Years To Live

5 July 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

In 1997, the “Leave It To Beaver” star owned a successful catering business, but all that took a turn after a visit to the doctors. Jerry Mathers lost 55 pounds after his doctors diagnosed him with Type 2 diabetes. The actor revealed to Fox News that after being diagnosed, the doctors informed him that if he […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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Leave It to Beaver Actor Jerry Mathers Lost 55 Pounds After Getting a Terrifying Health Diagnosis

5 July 2017 4:08 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jerry Mathers owned a successful catering business in Hollywood in 1997 when he received a devastating diagnosis from his doctor.

Mathers, 69, told Fox News doctors told him he only had three to five years to live if he didn’t manage his Type 2 diabetes.

“I was living the good life,” he said. “I had side businesses and one of them was a catering business. And I was doing a lot of motion picture and television catering for crews, which is for about 100-200 people. It’s like setting up a whole restaurant.”

The Leave It to Beaver actor was eating five »

- Alexia Fernandez

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The Emotional Naïveté of ‘Good Morning’ and Poignant Cynicism of ‘Ghost World’

4 June 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Yasujirō Ozu tends to be known by reputation as a restrained, despondent dramatist — and not, regrettably, as one of the rare artists immaculately in tune with the psychology, behavior and energy of children. His 1932 silent comedy I Was Born, But... is a delectable slice of humor, humanism, and social satire, grounded by an exceptional insight into the verbal and physical language of grade-school boys and brought to life by pitch-perfect performances a cast of young actors. In Good Morning, his characteristically sedate, loose remake of the aforementioned silent film, Ozu revisits similar thematic territory from the wizened perspective of his postwar films. Now with the tools of full audio and Technicolor at his disposal, Ozu spins a social and emotional tapestry from a 1950s Tokyo suburb in which two young brothers, desperate for their own TV set, take a vow of silence in protest against the frivolous speech of adult society. »

- The Film Stage

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‘Veronica Mars’: 10 Episodes That Prove Why Kristen Bell and Season 1 Were Perfect

23 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In 2004, Upn debuted “Veronica Mars” to what quickly became an adoring audience. Three years later, after a chaotic run that involved a network change, the constant threat of cancellation and a thwarted attempt at a Season 4 set at FBI headquarters, the series came to a close.

Read More: The 20 Best TV Crime Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of that last episode, and while it wasn’t the last we saw of Veronica (Kristen Bell) and her friends thanks to the 2014 feature film, the show’s cancellation stung. Fortunately, “Veronica Mars” now has a new, subscription-free streaming home at go90.com, making this the perfect time to revisit it.

For fans who might want to revisit the first season’s highs and lows, we’ve come up with a list of the ten best episodes that demonstrate why “Veronica Mars” remains gone but not forgotten. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Veronica Mars’: 10 Episodes That Prove Why Kristen Bell and Season 1 Were Perfect

23 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2004, Upn debuted “Veronica Mars” to what quickly became an adoring audience. Three years later, after a chaotic run that involved a network change, the constant threat of cancellation and a thwarted attempt at a Season 4 set at FBI headquarters, the series came to a close.

Read More: The 20 Best TV Crime Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of that last episode, and while it wasn’t the last we saw of Veronica (Kristen Bell) and her friends thanks to the 2014 feature film, the show’s cancellation stung. Fortunately, “Veronica Mars” now has a new, subscription-free streaming home at go90.com, making this the perfect time to revisit it.

For fans who might want to revisit the first season’s highs and lows, we’ve come up with a list of the ten best episodes that demonstrate why “Veronica Mars” remains gone but not forgotten. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Keith Strandberg interview: No Retreat No Surrender

2 May 2017 2:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Craig Lines May 3, 2017

For fans of 80s action cinema, No Retreat No Surrender holds a special place. We've been speaking to the man behind the series...

If you were a kid in the 1980s and you liked action movies, chances are you rented No Retreat No Surrender at some point. It was like a more violent, high-octane take on The Karate Kid, with all-American teen Jason (Kurt McKinney) getting martial arts tutelage from no less than The Ghost Of Bruce Lee so he could kick the ass of a muscly Russian (Jean-Claude Van Damme in his first major role). As a kid, this movie was everything to me. It was a 15 cert so a little bit edgy, but still simple and wholesome enough for young me to totally ‘get it’. I had tears streaming down my face the first time I watched it, I was so invested in the final fight. »

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52 Cancelled Shows That Came Back (Yet Shouldn't Give You False Hope)

27 April 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

At this difficult time of year, as underperforming TV show after underperforming TV show gets dragged to the woodshed, one could find solace in the fact that the dead sometimes do rise again.

But should you find comfort in that?

RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

As part of what we’ll call our Cancellation Season Survival Guide, TVLine rounded up 52 comeback stories — as old as Leave It to Beaver and as recent as the imminent Twin Peaks revival — that had been declared dead (or were damn close to flatlining), only to live another day (literally, if »

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‘Chelsea’ Season 2 Trailer: Chelsea Handler Offers “Tips For The Modern Host”

3 April 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

We’re getting a look at Season 2 of Netflix’s Chelsea ahead of its April 14 premiere. The trailer, titled “Chelsea’s Tips For The Modern Host” looks like a throwback to the 50s, with comedian and host Chelsea Handler sporting a bob and an outfit that could easily have been worn by June Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver. New key art shows Handler holding a “can of worms” with the tagline “Even a woman can open it.” While there no obvious political statements in the trailer… »

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Newswire: Tony Dow from Leave It To Beaver to direct comedy about rabid Star Wars fans

5 February 2017 11:46 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Variety, Tony Dow has signed on to direct The Line Kings, a “feature comedy celebrating the endless enthusiasm of Star Wars fans.” Unlike the tragic and ultimately disappointing quest from Fanboys, though, this movie will be about a group of nerds who camp out before the premiere of a new Star Wars movie after learning that Disney will give walk-on roles in the next movie to whoever manages to wait in line for four days. Somehow, this leads to “a battle royale between two fan groups determined to be first.”

Dow has directed a number of TV show episodes across stuff like Coach, Harry And The Hendersons, Babylon 5, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Also, he happens to be same Tony Dow who played Wally Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver, so that’s fun.

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- Sam Barsanti

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Tony Dow to Direct Comedy About Star Wars Fans ‘The Line Kings’ (Exclusive)

3 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tony Dow, best known for his role as Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” has come on board “The Line Kings,” a feature comedy celebrating the endless enthusiasm of Star Wars fans.

“The Line Kings” is written and produced by Billy Riback and Steve Rubin. Plans are to shoot in Los Angeles in late spring.

“The Line Kings” will focus on a group of rabid Star Wars fans who camp out for four days on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre after Disney announces that the fans who are first in line after four days will win walk-on roles in the next film in the series — leading to a battle royale between two fan groups determined to be first.

Dow has directed episodes of “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Swamp Thing,” “Coach,” “Babylon 5” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” Riback worked for five seasons of ABC’s “Home Improvement, »

- Dave McNary

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Riverdale: the long, strange history of Archie Comics on TV

22 January 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2017

A look-back at the previous attempts to bring Archie to TV before they got it right with Riverdale...

When Riverdale premieres on the CW on January 26th, it will mark a milestone for Archie Comics - the first time in the company's 75-year history that its characters will truly shine on television. A mix of gleefully ridiculous kitsch with standout performances and some truly smart writing, the series is poised to be 2017's breakout TV hit.

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That said, it took a while for Archie to get to this point. There have been many attempts to bring Archie and his friends to TV before, but these all suffered for either being shoddily animated (the various 1960s cartoons), misguided (1990's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), or just plain, um, weird (the X-Files cash-in Archie's Weird Mysteries »

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Jeffrey Hayden, Theater and TV Director, Dies at 90

3 January 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeffrey Hayden, who directed a wide range of plays, films and TV shows including the first color specials for NBC, died in Los Angeles on Dec. 24, 2016, after a year of cancer treatment. He was 90 .

Born in 1926, the director began his career at NBC New York, where he directed first color specials like “Lady in the Dark,” and “The Chocolate Soldier,” before directing his wife, “On the Waterfront” and “North by Northwest” actress Eva Marie Saint, in the CBS series “Omnibus.”

Hayden was selected by producer Fred Coe to join the staff of The Philco Television Playhouse in 1954, and while there he directed live TV dramas with such stars as James Dean, Walter Matthau, and Paul Newman. His work attracted the attention of several film studios including MGM, and he went on to direct the crime drama “The Vintage,” starring Michèle Morgan, Pier Angeli, John Kerr, and Mel Ferrer.

Hayden and Saint performed together in both “Love Letters »

- Will Thorne

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TV Director Jeffrey Hayden, Husband of Eva Marie Saint, Dies at 90

3 January 2017 10:37 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jeffrey Hayden, television director and husband to Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, has died at the age of 90. Hayden died peacefully after a year of cancer treatment on Christmas Eve at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family, according to a statement released by his publicist on Tuesday. Born October 15, 1926 in New York, Hayden graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill before beginning his career at NBC in New York. Also Read: Bill Marshall, Tiff Founder, Dies at 77 Hayden’s many credits as a television director include “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Leave it to Beaver,” “Lassie,” “Dennis the Menace, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Jeffrey Hayden, TV Director and Husband of Eva Marie Saint, Dies at 90

3 January 2017 10:19 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jeffrey Hayden, a director, producer and writer for television, film and the theater and the husband of Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, has died. He was 90.

Hayden died on Christmas Eve at his home in Los Angeles after a year of cancer treatment, publicist Jeff Sanderson announced.

He was surrounded by his family, including Saint, his wife of 65 years; they met on the subway in New York City and were married in October 1951.

Hayden helmed episodes of such series as The Andy Griffith Show, Leave It to Beaver, Lassie, BatmanDennis the Menace, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, »

- Mike Barnes

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Jeffrey Hayden, TV Director and Husband of Eva Marie Saint, Dies at 90

3 January 2017 10:19 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Jeffrey Hayden, a director, producer and writer for television, film and the theater and the husband of Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, has died. He was 90.

Hayden died on Christmas Eve at his home in Los Angeles after a year of cancer treatment, publicist Jeff Sanderson announced.

He was surrounded by his family, including Saint, his wife of 65 years; they met on the subway in New York City and were married in October 1951.

Hayden helmed episodes of such series as The Andy Griffith Show, Leave It to Beaver, Lassie, BatmanDennis the Menace, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, »

- Mike Barnes

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