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Paris Barclay: DGA Is ‘Continuing to Heat Up on Diversity on Studios and Producers’

4 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris Barclay, now serving his second term as the president of the Directors Guild of America, has been very much at the front of the current push for diversity.

“We are continuing to turn the heat up on diversity on studios and producers,” says Barclay, who was voted to a two-year term in 2013 as the openly first gay and first African-American president of the DGA, then re-elected last year. “We are continuing to push for our members getting into the mainstream. The studios are well aware that we are clanging that bell.”

Barclay also issued a strong statement on Jan. 25 that took Hollywood executives to task for failing to take enough action to address the lack of employment for women and minorities.

“The current Oscar controversy has put a spotlight on a condition that has long shamed this industry: the lack of women and people of color across all aspects of opportunity and employment, »

- Dave McNary

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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »

- HitFix Staff

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Rochant’s ‘The Bureau’ Wins Best TV Series From French Cinema Critics

3 February 2016 5:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris— Eric Rochant’s spy thriller series “The Bureau,” produced by Alex Berger and Eric Rochant’s The Oligarchs Productions, in conjunction with Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment, has won Best TV Series from the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

The prize ceremony was held at the French Cinemathèque on Monday Feb. 1. Other awards included Best French Film, which went to Philippe Faucon’s “Fatima,” and Best Foreign Film to László Nemes’ “Son of Saul.”

The French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinema) is the prestigious film critics’ guild that organizes the Critics Week sidebar at Cannes.

“The Bureau” was backed by the Ile de France Region, and was lensed in various locations in the Paris Region, as well as at Luc Besson’s Les Studios de Paris in La Cité du Cinéma.

Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and  Lea Drucker, it provides an inside view into the Dgsc, »

- Martin Dale

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Netflix Renews 'House of Cards' for a Fifth Season, Without Creator and Showrunner Beau Willimon

29 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital have renewed the streaming giant's breakthrough original series for a fifth season (the fourth debuts March 4), but the show must go on without creator and showrunner Beau Willimon. The question now is whether the popular political melodrama, starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his icy, ambitious wife, Claire, can sustain critics' and viewers' interest without him. Read More: "Now and Then: The Soul of Netflix's New Series? The BBC's 'House of Cards'"  The most obvious precedent for an acclaimed series tanking after the departure of its leading creative force is "The West Wing," which lost both writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme after its fourth season. The strain of producing 22 episodes of broadcast drama year after year had already become apparent by the time Sorkin and Schlamme left in the spring of 2003, with a dreadful cliffhanger. »

- Matt Brennan

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Netflix Renews 'House of Cards' for a Fifth Season, Without Creator and Showrunner Beau Willimon

29 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital have renewed the streaming giant's breakthrough original series for a fifth season (the fourth debuts March 4), but the show must go on without creator and showrunner Beau Willimon. The question now is whether the popular political melodrama, starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his icy, ambitious wife, Claire, can sustain critics' and viewers' interest without him. Read More: "Now and Then: The Soul of Netflix's New Series? The BBC's 'House of Cards'"  The most obvious precedent for an acclaimed series tanking after the departure of its leading creative force is "The West Wing," which lost both writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme after its fourth season. The strain of producing 22 episodes of broadcast drama year after year had already become apparent by the time Sorkin and Schlamme left in the spring of 2003, with a dreadful cliffhanger. »

- Matt Brennan

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What Political TV Shows Should I Watch? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered

27 January 2016 12:03 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email staytuned@nymag.com, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. I love political TV shows and since this is an election year and the news coverage is non-stop I have turned into a political junkie. I need more. Are there are fictional political shows you can recommend? Aside from The West Wing (obvi) or current shows like Veep, Alpha House, and House of Cards, are there any overlooked series or TV movies I should be watching? I'm a Huge Jack & Bobby fan but it is so hard to find, so any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated! — ChrisOh, Jack & Bobby — that was a fun one. If you like that mid-2000s vibe, »

- Margaret Lyons

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Jesse Stern to speak at National Screenwriters Conference

26 January 2016 4:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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NCIS co-executive producer and writer Jesse Stern has been confirmed as a speaker at this year's National Screenwriters' Conference.

Stern's credits include five seasons as a co-executive producer and writer of NCIS, writer of the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2.

Stern works across independent features, network television and video games and is currently the lead writer for studio Respawn Entertainment on their hit game Titanfall and its forthcoming sequel Titanfall 2..

Over the course of his career Jesse has sold comedy and drama television pilots to CBS, NBC and Fox..

Stern joins international guests including Shane Brennan (show runner NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles), Michael Petroni (Backtrack, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Till Human Voices Wake Us), Alexa Junge (Sex and The City, Friends, The West Wing), and Jan Sardi (The Notebook, Shine) as the industry discusses creating »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Michael Petroni to speak at 2016 National Screenwriters' Conference

20 January 2016 2:44 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Michael Petroni with Adrien Brody on the set of Backtrack.

Australian writer Michael Petroni has been confirmed as a speaker at this year's National Screenwriters' Conference in March.

Petroni, whose writing credits include The Book Thief, The Rite and The Chronicles of Narnia, has joined this year's lineup of speakers strong lineup of speakers at the conference which is being held from March 9-11 at the Silverwater Resort in Phillip Island, Victoria.

He is also the writer of the upcoming Adrien Brody starrer Backtrack, as well as Dawn Trader.

With Masterclasses, Discussions and In Conversations, the National Screenwriters Conference has gathered leading international industry authorities including the previously announced Shane Brennan (show runner NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles), Alexa Junge (Sex and The City, Friends, The West Wing), Douglas Petrie (American Horror Story, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Daredevil) and Jan Sardi (The Notebook, Shine).

Petroni started his career in the »

- Staff Writer

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Ioan Gruffudd’s Forever: The Complete Series Arrives Tuesday

14 January 2016 11:49 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Once again, Warner Archive Collection rewards fan loyalty with the release of a much-beloved series – Forever: The Complete Series comes to DVD on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 via WBshop.com and popular online retailers.

Fresh off its single-season run on ABC in 2014-2015, Forever: The Complete Series includes all 22 episodes as well as additional never-before-seen deleted scenes from many of the episodes on a 5-disc DVD set. Creator and Executive Producer Matthew Miller (Chuck, Human Target, The 100) is thrilled the series will live on through its DVD release.

“We’re so proud of this series and the way it resonated with fans,” Miller says. “I’m excited for the fans that we’re not only able to release all 22 episodes on DVD, but include previously unseen footage. It’s another chance to breathe new life into the show for both devoted fans and new viewers.”

The series’ premise struck an »

- ComicMix Staff

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Barbara Allyne Bennet Dies: Veteran Character Actress Was 76

13 January 2016 8:34 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Barbara Allyne Bennet, a veteran character actress and former SAG board member, has died January 9. She was 76. A Cleveland native, Bennet moved to New York and landed theater roles in shows including Gorilla Queen and Boy On The Straight-Back Chair. She relocated to Hollywood in the 1970s and went on to amass more than three dozen film and TV credits. She appeared in the 1988 feature Mac And Me and guested on TV series as The West Wing, The Office, Brothers & Sisters, Sha… »

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Barbara Allyne Bennet Dies: Veteran Character Actress Was 76

13 January 2016 8:34 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Barbara Allyne Bennet, a veteran character actress and former SAG board member, has died January 9. She was 76. A Cleveland native, Bennet moved to New York and landed theater roles in shows including Gorilla Queen and Boy On The Straight-Back Chair. She relocated to Hollywood in the 1970s and went on to amass more than three dozen film and TV credits. She appeared in the 1988 feature Mac And Me and guested on TV series as The West Wing, The Office, Brothers & Sisters, Sha… »

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Veteran Actress Barbara Allyne Bennet Dies at 76

13 January 2016 6:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Veteran actress Barbara Allyne Bennet has died, her rep confirms to People. She was 76. The actress died Saturday at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, California. Bennet spent her career in film and television, appearing in the 1988 movie Mac and Me and moving on to have roles on The West Wing, The Office and NYPD Blue. The industry veteran also did voice work in commercials for brands such as Hyundai, Ford and Tide. The actress also worked as a production assistant, production coordinator and a casting coordinator. In addition to her acting, the Cleveland, Ohio native was actively involved in »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Veteran Actress Barbara Allyne Bennet Dies at 76

13 January 2016 6:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Veteran actress Barbara Allyne Bennet has died, her rep confirms to People. She was 76. The actress died Saturday at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, California. Bennet spent her career in film and television, appearing in the 1988 movie Mac and Me and moving on to have roles on The West Wing, The Office and NYPD Blue. The industry veteran also did voice work in commercials for brands such as Hyundai, Ford and Tide. The actress also worked as a production assistant, production coordinator and a casting coordinator. In addition to her acting, the Cleveland, Ohio native was actively involved in »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Actress Barbara Allyne Bennet Dies at 76

13 January 2016 5:04 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Character actress Barbara Allyne Bennet died at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, Calif., on Jan. 9. She was 76.

During a career that spanned more than five decades, Bennet worked in front of and behind the camera. She appeared in the 1988 feature “Mac and Me” and found steady work in TV series such as “The West Wing,” “The Office,” Brothers & Sisters,” “Shameless,” “Chicago Hope” and “NYPD Blue.”

She also lent her voice to national commercials for brands like Hyundai, Ford and Tide Laundry Detergent. Bennet worked as a production assistant on “The Rose,” production coordinator on “Flying High” and a casting coordinator on “A Killer in the Family.”

She performed in many productions as a member of Actors Alley Workshops in Los Angeles, including starring roles in “The Trolls” and “The Long Goodbye.”

Bennet served on the board of the Screen Actors Guild from 2005-07, chaired the SAG Casting Committee and »

- Carmel Dagan

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Actress Barbara Allyne Bennet Dies at 76

13 January 2016 5:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Character actress Barbara Allyne Bennet died at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, Calif., on Jan. 9. She was 76.

During a career that spanned more than five decades, Bennet worked in front of and behind the camera. She appeared in the 1988 feature “Mac and Me” and found steady work in TV series such as “The West Wing,” “The Office,” Brothers & Sisters,” “Shameless,” “Chicago Hope” and “NYPD Blue.”

She also lent her voice to national commercials for brands like Hyundai, Ford and Tide Laundry Detergent. Bennet worked as a production assistant on “The Rose,” production coordinator on “Flying High” and a casting coordinator on “A Killer in the Family.”

She performed in many productions as a member of Actors Alley Workshops in Los Angeles, including starring roles in “The Trolls” and “The Long Goodbye.”

Bennet served on the board of the Screen Actors Guild from 2005-07, chaired the SAG Casting Committee and »

- Carmel Dagan

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Talk Iowa Caucus in ‘Courting Des Moines’ Trailer (Video)

13 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the Iowa Caucuses less than a year away, writer-director Brent Roske has released the first official trailer for “Courting Des Moines,” a political drama about a woman running for president — which debuts exclusively on TheWrap. “Courting Des Moines,” is a sequel to Roske’s 2012 web series “Chasing the Hill,” which chronicled a fictional California Congressional campaign. The sequel features many of the same characters — now seeking higher office — including Samantha Clemons, played by “The West Wing” actress Melissa Fitzgerald. “Pretty Little Liars” star Brandon Jones co-stars in “Courting Des Moines” alongside Steve Lewis, Carolyn Hennesy, Gina Belafonte and Catherine Urbanek. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Robert & Michelle King Exiting ‘The Good Wife’ After Season 7, CBS Series Can ‘Absolutely’ Continue

12 January 2016 9:56 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King will leave the hit CBS series after the conclusion of current seventh season, CBS president Glenn Geller announced Tuesday during his executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

“The Kings did say they would not be returning after this year, but we have a deep bench on the show,” Geller said at TCA. Although the show has yet to be renewed for Season 8, a pickup seems likely, given the show’s long-running success. As far as Geller is concerned, the duo’s exit doesn’t spell doom for the legal drama, telling press that “the show can absolutely continue” without the Kings.

The Good Wife” has already seen its share of high-profile departures; leading man Josh Charles left the show in Season 5, after his character was killed in a shocking courtroom shooting, and Emmy winner Archie Panjabi »

- Laura Prudom

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The 15 Biggest Golden Globes Snubs and Surprises

10 January 2016 9:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Golden Globes are known for their unpredictability, and this year’s awards were among the Golden Globe-iest in that regard. While many of the top film champs, including major victories for “The Revenant,” “The Martian,” breakout ingenue Brie Larson and comeback kid Sylvester Stallone, can hardly be dubbed surprises, the TV picks were considerably more left field. And there were a couple of stunners in the movie races too.

Here are 15 of the biggest snubs and surprises from the 2016 Golden Globes:

Snub: “Carol

Though it had the most nominations of any film, Todd Haynes’ quiet period lesbian romance failed to win any awards against flashier competition like “The Revenant.” With two lead actress nominations, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara may have split the votes.

Surprise: Kate Winslet and Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs

The surprises started early when Kate Winslet nabbed the night’s first film award for supporting actress in Universal’s underperforming biopic. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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The 15 Biggest Golden Globes Snubs and Surprises

10 January 2016 9:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Golden Globes are known for their unpredictability, and this year’s awards were among the Golden Globe-iest in that regard. While many of the top film champs, including major victories for “The Revenant,” “The Martian,” breakout ingenue Brie Larson and comeback kid Sylvester Stallone, can hardly be dubbed surprises, the TV picks were considerably more left field. And there were a couple of stunners in the movie races too.

Here are 15 of the biggest snubs and surprises from the 2016 Golden Globes:

Snub: “Carol

Though it had the most nominations of any film, Todd Haynes’ quiet period lesbian romance failed to win any awards against flashier competition like “The Revenant.” With two lead actress nominations, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara may have split the votes.

Surprise: Kate Winslet and Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs

The surprises started early when Kate Winslet nabbed the night’s first film award for supporting actress in Universal’s underperforming biopic. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Aaron Sorkin Lines Up Directorial Debut With Poker Memoir ‘Molly’s Game’

8 January 2016 11:51 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With writing credits across both television and film that include "The West Wing," "The Newsroom," "A Few Good Men," "Steve Jobs," "Moneyball," and more, Aaron Sorkin, for all his acclaim, has yet to make the leap to directing. But during The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith last fall, he revealed that he once considered directing a film which won him a screenwriting Oscar. Read More: Aaron Sorkin Takes The Credit And Blame For Final Scene In 'Steve Jobs' “I always think that [I’ll direct the screenplay I’m writing] and then by time I’m finished with the screenplay, I love the screenplay so much I just want a better director. I don’t want to take a chance on myself. Seriously, I was going to direct ‘[The] Social Network’ and we just decided, ‘You know what, let’s send it to [David] Fincher, he’s going to say no, and then we’ll move on.’ We sent it to Fincher, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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