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Maisie Williams, Miley Cyrus Headline Converse’s Twitter Web Series

Now that the seventh season of Game of Thrones has wrapped up, Arya Stark is headed to Twitter. Maisie Williams, who portrays the headstrong Thrones protagonist, is the first of two celebrities (the other being Miley Cyrus) who will host episodes of Public Access, a web series sponsored by sneaker brand Converse.

Public Access is a chatty, informal show that channels the easygoing feel of the programming tier from which it takes its title. Each 15- to 20-minute installment of the show will be driven by the star power of its host and guests. The premiere episode, which will go live on September 5, will be led by Williams, who will be joined by another young, Emmy-nominated actress: Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things. Both Williams and Brown previously appeared in a Converse campaign that advertised the brand's Chuck Taylor line.

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How Chris Gethard’s Depression Chronicle ‘Career Suicide’ Is A Gift To Fans Who’ve Shared Their Struggles

How Chris Gethard’s Depression Chronicle ‘Career Suicide’ Is A Gift To Fans Who’ve Shared Their Struggles
Chris Gethard doesn’t want you to worry about him, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t nervous.

“Permanence is not my usual M.O. and it’s pretty terrifying,” Gethard said, sitting in the Hollywood offices of Funny or Die last month. He smiled, but even he’ll admit that behind that grin, there’s the reserved bit of trepidation that comes before releasing a bit of yourself out into the world.

On Saturday, his comedy special “Chris Gethard: Career Suicide” will debut on HBO. In it, over the course of an hour and a half, Gethard details his decades-long relationship with depression, recounting his first experiences with a sinking sensation he couldn’t quite identify, all the way through impulsive suicide attempts, pieced-together blackout spells and the process of finding healthier, constructive ways to deal with all of those conflicting feelings and ideas.

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Listen to a New Broadcast of the King Falls Am Radio Show

Following the recent disaster at Deputy Troy's home, Sammy and Ben are doing all they can to help raise some much-needed funds for their pal on the latest broadcast of King Falls Am.

Episode Forty-Eight – “Mo Money, Mo Problems”: “Sammy & Ben are at Public Access Channel 3 pulling a double and hosting a telethon fundraiser for their mutual Bff, Deputy Troy. #CoBestFriend”

Hosted by Sammy Stevens and Ben Arnold, King Falls Am is a late-night radio talk show that broadcasts out of small-town America and covers a wide range of strange topics that are right at home on Daily Dead. Expect to hear new episodes of the show around the 1st and 15th of every month, and you can listen to the latest broadcast right now!

Don’t live in King Falls? No worries. You can hear Sammy and Ben discuss the eerie events of their supernatural-charged community on both the audioBoom Network and iTunes.
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Adam Driver to Star in New Music Drama 'Annette'

Update: A rep for Rihanna tells Rolling Stone that the singer, originally rumored to be involved in the film, will be not starring in Annette. This article has been updated accordingly to reflect the new information.

Adam Driver will star in Annette, a new music drama from French director Leos Carax, Variety reports. The Los Angeles art-rock duo Sparks wrote the screenplay and new music for the film.

According to Deadline, Annette tells the story of a stand-up comedian who's left to raise a two-year-old with a surprising gift after his opera singer wife dies.
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Watch This: Before The Usual Suspects, its writer-director team took on small-town America

One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With Sundance in full swing, we’re looking back at some of the best directorial debuts that premiered at the festival.

Public Access (1993)

“What’s wrong with Brewster?” That deceptively simple question, spoken at the start of a Podunk public access TV show, kicks off the drama in Public Access, and also kicked off the careers of director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. The film premiered at Sundance and won the Grand Jury Prize, yet failed to secure distribution, an event that would be almost unheard of nowadays. (Recent Grand Jury winners include Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.) But although it took awhile for the movie to make its way to the public, it delivered both Singer and McQuarrie to Hollywood, helping ...
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Fugitive on FBI's 10 Most Wanted List Arrested For Alleged Murder of Pregnant Woman and Unborn Child

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Fugitive on FBI's 10 Most Wanted List Arrested For Alleged Murder of Pregnant Woman and Unborn Child
Shanika Minor, a Wisconsin woman recently added to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list for the alleged murder of a nine-months pregnant woman, was arrested in North Carolina, the bureau said in a press release Friday. Minor, 24, was arrested by Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies without incident at a motel in Fayetteville, North Carolina, after the FBI Public Access Line received a tip about her whereabouts, according to the press release. She has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child, as well as unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Minor is now being held
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‘Anna’s Life’ Tops Spain’s 31st Cinema Jove

Georgian Nino Basilia’s slice of life social drama “Anna’s Life” took the top Golden Moon prize at Spain’s 31st Cinema Jove. Festival,

The biggest film event in Valencia, Spain’s third-biggest city, Cinema Jove focuses on indie-style first and second features.

The Golden Moon plaudit carries a cash prize of €30,000 ($33,177), awarded to the title’s distributor in Spain, a vital sweetener many times at Cinema Jove whose winners tends to be edgier and praiseworthy but still little-known world cinema titles.

World premiering at Sweden’s Goteborg Fest, “Life” turns on the travails of Anna, a single mother trying to raise her autistic son and emigrate illegally to the U.S. Sold internationally by Paris-based New Morning films, “Anna’s Life” is produced by Studio99 in Tbilisi. Cinema Jove’s Golden Moon is its second prize after a Merit Award at early May’s Construir Cine test in
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Directors' Trademarks: Bryan Singer

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Bryan Singer as director.

Bryan Singer studied film at the New York School of Visual Arts and USC School of Cinematic Arts. After graduating, one of his short films caught the eye of a production company who funded low budget films. He then wrote Public Access with childhood friend Christopher McQuarrie, which he then directed as his first feature film in 1993. Two years later, he had his breakthrough with The Usual Suspects, which caught the eyes of critics at the Cannes Film Festival before ultimately becoming profitable in theaters. Next, Singer adapted a Stephen King novel for the screen, directing Apt Pupil (1998). That film received mixed reviews and was not a financial success. Singer was then hired to direct X-Men
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Ranked: The Films Of Bryan Singer

The release of “X-Men: Apocalypse” (read our review here) on Friday marks something of a landmark for director Bryan Singer; it’s the helmer’s tenth film since his career got underway 22 years ago. The director won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize with his little-seen first film, “Public Access,” then truly broke out with his second […]

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The Feature-Length Film May Be Dying, But This Filmmaker Has Found a New Calling

The Feature-Length Film May Be Dying, But This Filmmaker Has Found a New Calling
For more than two decades, Caveh Zahedi has been exploring his neuroses and desires in awkward, provocative detail. From his first feature "A Little Stiff" through 2005's "I Am a Sex Addict," the film diarist has proved to be an amusingly off-beat guide to his own life. That tendency may very well reach its apotheosis with "The Show About the Show," the irreverent meta web series that Zahedi launched this fall on the Brooklyn-based cable TV and digital network Bric TV. Read More: Why Comedian Chris Gethard, Public Access Alumni, Thinks Talk Shows Are All About the Games Now As the title implies, "The Show About the Show" remains within the confines of its meta premise, tracking its wayward protagonist as he pitches the program to a baffled Bric executive named Aziz (portrayed with a hilarious deadpan by filmmaker Dustin Defa). Zahedi's ensuing adventure finds him shooting a sex scene
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The Devil’s Greatest Trick: The Usual Suspects at 20

At first glance, it looked like another of the Tarantino clones filling the art houses in the wake of Pulp Fiction. The Usual Suspects was a gritty crime thriller whose cast mixed cult favorites and unknowns and the writer/director team behind the (unreleased) Sundance sensation Public Access. But early reviews from its own Sundance debut and a canny marketing campaign led to an extraordinary response. In August 1995, the film opened on 42 screens with a stunning per-screen average of more than $15,000 (the top opener for the week, the much-hyped video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, averaged less than $10,000).

In the weeks to come, word of mouth would take The Usual Suspects from indie darling to cult classic. Raves from Rolling Stone, Washington Post, and others also helped spread the word that this was a must-see masterpiece of neo noir.

The film was the sophomore effort by director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie,
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The Devil’s Greatest Trick: The Usual Suspects at 20

At first glance, it looked like another of the Tarantino clones filling the art houses in the wake of Pulp Fiction. The Usual Suspects was a gritty crime thriller whose cast mixed cult favorites and unknowns and the writer/director team behind the (unreleased) Sundance sensation Public Access. But early reviews from its own Sundance debut and a canny marketing campaign led to an extraordinary response. In August 1995, the film opened on 42 screens with a stunning per-screen average of more than $15,000 (the top opener for the week; the much-hyped video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, averaged less than $10,000).

In the weeks to come, word of mouth would take The Usual Suspects from indie darling to cult classic. Raves from Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and others also helped spread the word that this was a must-see masterpiece of neo-noir.

The film was the sophomore effort by director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie,
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Bryan Singer Looks Back at 20 Years of ‘The Usual Suspects’ at San Pedro Fest

Bryan Singer Looks Back at 20 Years of ‘The Usual Suspects’ at San Pedro Fest
San Pedro, Calif. — Director Bryan Singer reminisced about “The Usual Suspects” Friday night as a 20th anniversary screening of his Oscar-winning sophomore effort kicked off the 4th annual San Pedro International Film Festival. The film has a unique connection to the city as many iconic scenes were shot in and around the area, with iconic scenes taking place at the Korean Liberty Bell and the Port of Los Angeles.

“I only knew it would be better than [my first film] ‘Public Access,’ because I had better actors,” Singer said during a post-screening Q&A. “You have no idea if a movie is going to have any longevity or a cult classic nature. None of that ever occurred to me.”

Indeed, many of the film’s memorable moments happened less by design than spontaneity and serendipity. He recalled, for instance, the oft-mentioned story of actor Benicio del Toro showing up on set with a
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Watch: Stephen Colbert Debuts in Style With George Clooney and a Surprise Guest on 'The Late Show'

Watch: Stephen Colbert Debuts in Style With George Clooney and a Surprise Guest on 'The Late Show'
We've spent months wondering what Stephen Colbert's version of "The Late Show" would look like, and he gave it to us with both barrels in his debut. Kicking things off with a pre-recorded rendition of the national anthem, sung with various citizens at an array of venues across the U.S., Colbert proved he had more than a few surprises up his sleeve from the very start — and not just because of the touching cameo to cap off his opening segment (above). Read More: Watch: Stephen Colbert Hosts Michigan Public Access Show, Interviews Unknown 'Fast Rapper' Eminem As the show got into things, Colbert overcame CBS President and CEO Les Moonves' eager escape lever (which he used to switch programming from "The Late Show" to reruns of "The Mentalist") before moving on to his first formal interview as host. None other than George Clooney sat down in the blue chair next to Colbert,
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You're Old: 'The Usual Suspects' Came Out 20 Years Ago

It's been two decades since cinema's most famous police lineup sent viewers down a twisty rabbit hole in pursuit of someone named "Keyser Soze," and movies have never been the same. Yes, The Usual Suspects was released 20 years ago this week, and if you remember seeing it in theaters in 1995, brace yourself for a surprise twist: You're Old®. Though it was released near the end of the summer, the movie first saw the light of day the previous January at the Sundance Film Festival. Bryan Singer was a distinguished alumnus of the fest, his Public Access having shared the Grand Jury Prize two years earlier. Despite that honor, Public Access never got theatrical distribution, and the bare-bones DVD (released after Singer got famous) is now out of print. But it...

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem for 20 Minutes on Public Access to Prepare for ‘The Late Show’

Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem for 20 Minutes on Public Access to Prepare for ‘The Late Show’
We’re in the heart of summer, and while blockbuster season is keeping us occupied for the time being (not to mention Comic-Con next week), a part of me looks forward to the fall when new TV shows start to hit the air. One of those shows will be The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and […]

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem on Public Access Show: ‘This Is Really F–king Weird’ (Video)

Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem on Public Access Show: ‘This Is Really F–king Weird’ (Video)
Residents of Monroe, Michigan (population: 20,733) got a surprise on Monday night when Stephen Colbert guest hosted “Only In Monroe” on Monroe Public Access Cable Television (Mpact). “Welcome to another edition of ‘Only In Monroe,'” said Colbert as he watered fake plants on set. “I’m Stephen Colbert filling in for your usual hosts Michelle Bowman and Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson. I’m not sure how many people that is, but none of them could be here tonight.” Colbert, who succeeds David Letterman as host of CBS’ “The Late Show” in September, went on to thank the tiny Michigan public access station.
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Watch: Stephen Colbert Takes Over Michigan Public Access Show; Interviews Eminem

While Stephen Colbert’s tenure as the new Late Show host doesn’t officially begin until September, he’s started testing the waters with a few online-only videos in recent weeks. The first came on June 3rd, when Colbert shared a video in which he finally shaved off “The Colbeard,” and subsequent videos have seen him testing out material that he and his writers have been working on. But the latest video is the most ambitious yet, as Colbert flew to Michigan and took over a public access show called Only in Monroe. He didn’t just pop in and tell some jokes—he hosted the entire, 40-minute show, complete with segments and interviews. And for the cherry on top, Colbert brought on Eminem (yes the real Eminem) and interviewed him live. This is pretty great, and it also serves as a way of somewhat teasing what Colbert’s Late Show will look like.
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First Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Runs May 27-31; Opens With New Steve Jobs Documentary

Sundance. Berlin. Tribeca. Cannes. Venice. Toronto. New York. Once saved for occasional weeks out of any given year, “film festival season” has now become a year-long event. Be it the aforementioned biggest of the big, or the ever growing slate of must-attend smaller festivals like Hot Docs, True/False, Stanley or Telluride, film festivals are cropping up across the globe.

But very few of them are set against a beautiful landscape quite as glorious as the Mammoth Lakes region of California.

Marking their debut this year, the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will launch their inaugural lineup this week, with a hotly discussed documentary from Alex Gibney leading the way.

Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine will open the festival this Wednesday. “We are blessed to have gotten such a strong lineup this year,” says Shira Dubrovner, founder of the festival. She, along with veteran programmer Paul Sbrizzi
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VH1 Spins Off New Scripted Show ‘Hindsight’ With ‘Planet Sebastian’ (Exclusive Video)

VH1 Spins Off New Scripted Show ‘Hindsight’ With ‘Planet Sebastian’ (Exclusive Video)
VH1 is spinning off its scripted show “Hindsight” with a new web series, “Planet Sebastian.” The new show will feature the cast and characters from the original program.

Conceived and written by the creators of “Hindsight,” the new online series revolves around Sebastian – the video store manager – as he interviews people for his Public Access style talk show.

Also Read: VH1 Greenlights Reality Competition That Will Pit Twins Against Each Other

Like its predecessor, “Planet Sebastian” is all about 90s nostalgia. All 10 episodes are filmed inside the video store after-hours. The show is shot on beta to give it a vintage-90s tape feel.
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