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PBS Adds New Series, Expands ‘Masterpiece’ In 2015

18 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

PBS said it would continue a strategy of scheduling shows with similar themes on the same evening in 2015 while expanding its Sunday-night drama lineup.

Among the highlights of the public television network’s winter and spring lineup are:

*A five-part series, “First Peoples,” that  features the latest research exploring how early humans evolved and debuts Wednesday, April 29, at 10 p.m. Et

*Rory Kennedy’s “Last Days In Vietnam,” presented by “American Experience” on  Tuesday, April 28, at 9 p.m. Et and timed to the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

*”Earth A New Wild,” hosted by leading conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, debuts Wednesday, February 4, at 9 p.m. Et,  as part of PBS’ “Think Wednesday” science and nature night.

*The  three-part “biographical” film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies”  — executive produced by Ken Burns and directed and produced by Barak Goodman — premieres Monday, March 30, at 9 p.m. Et.

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- Brian Steinberg

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Kristin Chenoweth Signs With ICM Partners In Concerts (Exclusive)

11 November 2014 3:23 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kristin Chenoweth has signed with ICM Partners in concerts, The Hollywood Reporter and sister publication Billboard have exclusively learned. She continues to be repped by CAA for acting and Wme in commercials. Chenoweth will release the live album Coming Home on Nov. 17. She has been hosting the PBS Arts Fall Festival, and the network will air her live special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home on Nov. 28. She previously appeared on PBS' live Great Performances special Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem in September. Her concert highlights include soldout shows at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center,

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- Rebecca Sun

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Ian Fraser, Music Director, Arranger Who Worked With Julie Andrews, Dies at 81

31 October 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ian Fraser, whose 11 Emmy Awards and 21 additional nominations made him the most-honored musician in television history, died of complications from cancer Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

All of Fraser’s Emmy noms and wins were in the music direction category, for supervising and conducting television specials, including 14 of the annual “Christmas in Washington” events over the past 30 years.

Fraser was also in his 10th term as a governor of the Television Academy. He conducted the 1984, 1993 and 2002 Emmy shows, as well as the 1984 Oscar telecast, and served as musical director for many of the TV Academy’s Hall of Fame ceremonies.

He was also nominated for a 1970 Oscar for adapting Leslie Bricusse’s song score for “Scrooge.”

Fraser had long professional relationships with Bricusse as well as with Julie Andrews and with Anthony Newley.

Fraser was born in Hove, England, in 1933, and served in the Royal Artillery band »

- Jon Burlingame

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Ian Fraser, Music Director, Arranger Who Worked With Julie Andrews, Dies at 81

31 October 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ian Fraser, whose 11 Emmy Awards and 21 additional nominations made him the most-honored musician in television history, died of complications from cancer Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

All of Fraser’s Emmy noms and wins were in the music direction category, for supervising and conducting television specials, including 14 of the annual “Christmas in Washington” events over the past 30 years.

Fraser was also in his 10th term as a governor of the Television Academy. He conducted the 1984, 1993 and 2002 Emmy shows, as well as the 1984 Oscar telecast, and served as musical director for many of the TV Academy’s Hall of Fame ceremonies.

He was also nominated for a 1970 Oscar for adapting Leslie Bricusse’s song score for “Scrooge.”

Fraser had long professional relationships with Bricusse as well as with Julie Andrews and with Anthony Newley.

Fraser was born in Hove, England, in 1933, and served in the Royal Artillery band »

- Jon Burlingame

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Set list for “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!” on PBS

21 October 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

This Friday, Oct. 24, PBS’ Great Performances will air a taped performance of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The special airs at 9pm Et (check local listings). Recorded on July 28 at Lincoln Center, the hourlong special, which I’ve had a chance to screen, is impressively entertaining, featuring a variety of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, each handpicked by the artists. The performance features solo performances and duets, with Lady Gaga, as you might expect, almost continually surprising the live and home audiences with an array … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett finally schedule their first concert: Nye in Las Vegas

6 October 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's joint jazz standards album "Cheek to Cheek" hit No. 1 on the album sales charts last week, so it's about time they got around to announcing their first concert together. That will be at The Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve at the very end of 2014. "I can't wait to kick off 2015 'cheek to cheek' with the legendary Mr. Tony Bennett," Lady Gaga, 28, said of her 88-year-old collaborator. "New Year's celebrations are about cherishing family, friendship, and the future -- three things this man has taught me much about." Tickets go up on Friday. Below, check out their performance of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" for "Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!" on PBS, which airs Oct. 24. »

- Katie Hasty

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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'

1 October 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses, a Neal Street co-production with Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen for BBC Two, filming in locations around the UK.

In the Us, the series will be transmitted on PBS by Great Performances, produced by Thirteen Productions LLC for Wnet.

Following an outstanding critical and audience reaction to the BAFTA Award-winning The Hollow Crown series in 2012, Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBCUniversal bring the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare's History plays to the screen in three further filmed adaptations, Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III.

Assembling some of the UK's finest acting talent and, in addition to the stellar cast recently confirmed - Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge - new names revealed today are - Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, »

- MovieWeb

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Broadway Musicals Make Bigscreen Push into China

29 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broadway Worldwide, the company with ambitious plans to capture and distribute Broadway titles in surround sound and HD, has pacted with Chinese firm Sun New Light Culture Development Limited to create Broadway Worldwide Entertainment Media, in a deal that secures the funding to capture two to four musicals a year for distribution in territories around the world including China.

Stateside, Bwem will establish a distribution arm that will license titles to exhibitors in the U.S., while Sun New Light will oversee distribution in Asian markets. Broadway Worldwide’s small roster of current titles, including 2009 musical “Memphis,” is on tap to hit screens in Asia starting immediately; distribution in other international markets remains to be arranged.

Upcoming additions to the library have yet to be announced, but according to Bruce Brandwen, CEO of Broadway Worldwide, the company is in negotiations with three shows and in preliminary discussions with four more. »

- Gordon Cox

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The Winners of the Creative Arts Emmys Are Here

18 August 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So the big Emmys don't air until next Sunday night and at Moviefone we will have, of course, full coverage. But last night the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, for the people that are largely responsible for making these shows that you absolutely love -- you know, the behind-the-scenes talent tasked with conceptualizing and realizing your favorite programs. Oh -- and some guest actor and actresses awards were handed out, so there's that too!

In the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category Uzo Aduba took home the prize for "Orange is the New Black." Since we are, very shamefully, one of a handful of Americans who hasn't seen a single second of "Orange in the New Black," this doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but we are very happy for her! (We promise, we'll watch soon.) For the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the »

- Drew Taylor

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2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners include 'Sex,' 'Scandal' co-stars

16 August 2014 8:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The first round of 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday (August 16) night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  The ceremony, which precedes the Monday, August 25 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, offered signs of hope for a number of drama and comedy hopefuls. Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," for example, won Emmys for editing, series casting and for Uzo Aduba, who is considered a guest actress for the purposes of these awards. No other comedy series was able to build any other momentum going into next week's show, with "The Big Bang Bang Theory," "Nurse Jackie," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" grabbing isolated tech prizes and Jimmy Fallon winning the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award for the second time in three years for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting duties. The two guest acting awards on the drama side »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

16 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina, »

- Variety Staff

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Celebrity Chef Todd English Joins the 4th Annual DÎNER En Blanc Pop-up Dinner Party Event in New York

11 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Dîner en Blanc returns to New York for its 4th edition on August 25 (and cities nationwide through 2014). Over 4000 people will attend, making it the largest U.S. event this year. In a first, celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and television personality Todd English, a four-time James Beard Award winner, is curating special dinners in association with Great Performances Event Planning, who is is preparing them for guests in New York who order through Dîner en Blanc. The first and only global viral event, Dîner en Blanc was launched in France in 1988. Today, the storied Paris tradition today attracts more than 15,000 people. But it was after Dîner en Blanc’s American debut in New York in 2011 that the event exploded in popularity with requests to host it pouring in from around the »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Emmy Nomination Scorecard by Series and Network

10 July 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series “Game of Thrones.” Other standouts include the new FX miniseries “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”

Related: 2014 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

Nominations by Series:

Game of Thrones 19

Fargo 18

American Horror Story: Coven 17

Breaking Bad 16

The Normal Heart 16

Saturday Night Live 14

House of Cards 13

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 12

Downton Abbey 12

Orange Is the New Black 12

Sherlock: His Last Vow 12

True Detective 12

Modern Family 10

The Voice 10

Veep 9

Mad Men 8

The Oscars 8

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 7

The Big Bang Theory 7

Boardwalk Empire 7

Dancing With the Stars 7

So You Think You Can Dance 7

67th Annual Tony Awards 7

The Amazing Race 6

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America 6

The Colbert Report 6

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 6

Portlandia 6

The Good Wife 5

Louie 5

Masters of Sex 5

Project Runway 5

Silicon Valley 5

Black Sails 4

Bonnie »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase ‘Normal Heart,’ ‘Fargo’

9 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Two white-hot productions — HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and FX’s “Fargo” — explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again.

The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in 2011 when miniseries were extremely rare creatures on TV. But just three years later, whether they’re called “event series” or “limited series,” multi-part longform productions are busting out all over the place, even on the broadcast nets.

HBO’s bold move to field its eight-hour romp in the Louisiana swamps, “True Detective,” as a drama series cleared the way for “Fargo” to be the undisputed frontrunner in the miniseries heat. And HBO’s “Normal Heart” is the one to catch in the movie race.

Indeed, the real footraces in the longform category this year are unfolding in the acting categories, which remain a combo plate of movies and minis. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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TV on Tap: Big Changes for “The View” Next Year, Guillermo del Toro has a Plan for “The Strain,” PBS Debuts Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi’s “Vicious” Comedy

27 June 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

Vulture analyses the state of the singing competition series, which seems to have run out of steam, especially after the lackluster debut of Rising Star. Maybe its time to try to revive a show like Making the Band or Popstars.

The View is rebooting next year. Yesterday, Sherri Shpherd and Jenny McCarthy announced that they were leaving the talk show. Additionally, TMZ reports that longtime producer Bill Gedde is leaving too. That leaves only Whoopi Goldberg staying. TMZ also says that the show is interested in bringing back Rosie O’Donnell or hiring Ross Mathews.

Ross Mathews would get my attention

TVLine reports that The Goldbergs is planning a tribute episode to 80s teen movie legend John Hughes.

Guillermo del Toro says there’s a five season plan for his upcoming vampire drama The Strain which will follow the story from the Strain book trilogy but not too strictly. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Amber DVD Review

18 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Creators: Rob Cawley, Paul Duane

Starring: Eva Birthistle, David Murray, Lauryn Canny, Levi O’Sullivan, Justine Mitchell, David Herlihy, Declan Conlon, Emily Nagle, Stella McCusker, Shauna Griffith

 Running Time: 199 minutes

Certificate: 15

We recently saw Wales unsuccessfully try and capitalise on the demand for serious crime drama with Hinterland and now it’s time for the Irish to give it a go with Amber, a four part series which deals with a young girl going missing. The show decides to follow the family and other people involved rather than tackling things from the police perspective. This adds a more emotionally charged story, and sometimes goes in perculiar directions which unfortunately don’t get anywhere. Despite these narrative decisions as well as jumping back and forth in time, the series is still highly predictable from the dialogue down to character arcs and reactions.

Perforamnce wise we have a beautifully crafted 199 minutes. There »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Peabody Awards: Tom Brokaw Shines In Stellar Last Act

16 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like.

Since gracefully handing the anchor reins to Brian Williams in 2004, Brokaw has remained a welcome presence on NBC, but has branched out beyond that — writing books devoted to “The Greatest Generation,” a demographic TV hardly chases; and hosting documentaries for various channels.

Networks always talk about keeping such personalities in the family, but it rarely happens. Brokaw’s last act elegantly bucks that trend.

Tipsheet:

What: Peabody Awards

When: 11 a.m. reception; 12:30 p.m. luncheon & ceremony, May 19

Where: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

 

2014 Peabody Award Winners

Personal Award: Tom Brokaw

“180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School” (PBS)

“The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, »

- Brian Lowry

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Movie Review – Enemy (2013)

13 May 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Enemy, 2013.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon.

Synopsis:

Whilst watching a film recommended by a work colleague, a man inexplicably sees himself in the movie. Discovering an actor who looks exactly like himself, he goes in search of the man, with unexpected results.

Doing the rounds in the past few months and due to hit our sceptered isle this week, this new project from Denis Villeneuve sees him once again utilising the talent of Jake Gyllenhaal. Previously they have co-opted on last years’ excellent thriller, Prisoners, and there was much hushed and expectant whispers about what Denis would come up with next.

And truly, he hasn’t disappointed us. Although perhaps timed a little inauspiciously for UK audiences, with The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg, now playing in cinemas locally, this mysterious and unsettling tale of double identity will grapple with you. At times completely »

- Steve Leadbetter

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Nate Berkus Marries Jeremiah Brent

3 May 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As weddings go, this was one for the books! Designer and American Dream Builders host and author Nate Berkus, 42, married his partner, designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent, 29, Saturday at the New York Public Library, their reps confirm to People exclusively. The pair, who got engaged a year ago in Peru, are the first same-sex couple to hold their wedding at the iconic New York landmark. The ceremony was officiated by Sheri Salata, President, Own: Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios. Berkus wore a J.Crew suit and Brent wore Saint Laurent; the two exchanged identical gold bands from Van Cleef & Arpels. »

- Jennifer Garcia

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The Wooster Group's Rumstick Road Roars Back, Ephemeral But For All Time

29 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

When an aspirant student of literature sets about learning the canon, the masterworks will be waiting. Indeed, they're always there, resting on library shelves across America. Young film scholars needn't travel very far to enjoy the classics of their medium, either, now that almost any opus can be downloaded at high speed and in high definition. Only the theater denies its disciples this luxury. You can't simply buy, rent, pirate, or otherwise track down Jerzy Grotowski's Orpheus as it was performed in 1959, nor the Manhattan Project's Alice in Wonderland as it was mounted in 1970. The enthusiast is only afforded the compromise of ancillary evidence: scripts, production notes, a handful of firsthand accounts and reviews. Great performances are by nature impermanent. When »

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