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Exclusive: On the heels of the premiere of R.J. Cutler‘s well-received documentary The World According To Dick Cheney on Showtime, the pay cable network has signed a two-year, first-look deal with the Emmy-winning filmmaker for him to produce and direct new documentaries. The first film under the pact will be a profile of legendary actor Marlon Brando, which Cutler will executive produce, along with executive producer John Battsek (Searching For Sugarman) and director Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon). Cutler’s documentary credits include the Oscar-nominated The War Room, Emmy-nominated A Perfect Candidate, The September Issue and Emmy-winning series American High. On the scripted side, Cutler, repped by CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman, has a first-look deal with Lionsgate TV and executive produces/directs the studio’s ABC drama series Nashville, and just directed the CBS drama pilot The Ordained. The World According To Dick Cheney examined the pivotal role »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Certitude and conviction in a politician is a double-edged sword. If you disagree with the person, you want him or her to be conciliatory, cooperative and amenable to compromise. If you agree with the person, you want him or her to stand strong and defend your shared policies and principles.
Few politicians of the modern era exemplify this better than Richard Cheney. There are those who consider him a valiant warrior for the cause, while others see him as a combination of Machiavelli and Darth Vader.
On Friday, March 15 -- intentionally, or not, also the Ides of March -- Showtime premieres "The World According to Dick Cheney," a profile of the controversial vice president who served under President George W. Bush after a career that included stints in Congress, as White House chief of staff (under Gerald Ford) and as secretary of defense (under George H.W. Bush).
Harvard-educated filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("Nashville, »
On July 10, 2012, former WWE writer Andrew Goldstein put the current state of professional wrestling (which we all know means WWE) in perspective by writing an article entitled “I Can Finally See John Cena” (which I highly recommend reading before proceeding with this post). To quickly summarize, Goldstein pointed out that John Cena was basically the modern-day Bob Backlund, the one from the Late 70′s, not the crazy guy from 1994, in that despite being the top draw for the WWE in the last 10 years or so, Cena’s era wasn’t so much an “era” as it was a transitional period.
As was the case during Bob Backlund’s five year reign as WWF Champion. Backlund’s era bridged the gap between the golden age of Bruno Sammartino to the Hulkamania/Rock N’ Wrestling craze. The most interesting part of that article was that, at the time, Goldstein assumed that we »
- James Martinez
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