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Sundance 2010: First Images from John Wells’ The Company Men

7 December 2009 12:17 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first images from The Company Men have come online in advance of the film’s premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  Directed by John Wells, the drama revolves around three company men attempt to survive a round of corporate downsizing while trying to fend off its effects on their families and their identities.  The description from All Movie Guide [via Fandango] gets slightly more specific by saying that Ben Affleck stars as a businessman whose life is thrown into ruin when he’s affected by company layoffs and has to work at his brother-in-law’s (Kevin Costner) construction site.  Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper also star.  For those who don’t know, John Wells was the co-creator of ER and The West Wing and took full control of the latter after Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme left at the end of the fourth season.

Check out the images after the jump. »

- Matt Goldberg

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The Humanist: Shonda Rhimes Hones In on Ethical, Moral Grey Areas

7 December 2009 12:06 PM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

Shonda Rhimes wants her characters to feel like human beings — even if it makes them less likable. Rhimes revels in her characters' moral and ethical gray areas. In the first episode of Grey's Anatomy, the title character (Ellen Pompeo) goes binge-drinking before enjoying a one-night stand with a strange man. It didn't necessarily make her lovable, but it made her feel real. We spoke to Rhimes, who is among the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about how The West Wing and Buffy inspired her, her race-blind approach to casting and what she's learned about portraying lesbians on television.

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- Mickey O'Connor

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The Humanist: Shonda Rhimes Hones In on Ethical, Moral Grey Areas

7 December 2009 12:06 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Shonda Rhimes wants her characters to feel like human beings — even if it makes them less likable. Rhimes revels in her characters' moral and ethical gray areas. In the first episode of Grey's Anatomy, the title character (Ellen Pompeo) goes binge-drinking before enjoying a one-night stand with a strange man. It didn't necessarily make her lovable, but it made her feel real. We spoke to Rhimes, who is among the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about how The West Wing and Buffy inspired her, her race-blind approach to casting and what she's learned about portraying lesbians on television.

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- Mickey O'Connor

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The Humanist: Shonda Rhimes Hones In on Ethical, Moral Grey Areas

7 December 2009 12:06 PM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

Shonda Rhimes wants her characters to feel like human beings — even if it makes them less likable. Rhimes revels in her characters' moral and ethical gray areas. In the first episode of Grey's Anatomy, the title character (Ellen Pompeo) goes binge-drinking before enjoying a one-night stand with a strange man. It didn't necessarily make her lovable, but it made her feel real. TVGuide.com spoke to Rhimes about how The West Wing and Buffy inspired her, her race-blind approach to casting and what she's learned about portraying lesbians on television.

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- Mickey O'Connor

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The Humanist: Shonda Rhimes Hones In on Ethical, Moral Grey Areas

7 December 2009 12:06 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Shonda Rhimes wants her characters to feel like human beings — even if it makes them less likable. Rhimes revels in her characters' moral and ethical gray areas. In the first episode of Grey's Anatomy, the title character (Ellen Pompeo) goes binge-drinking before enjoying a one-night stand with a strange man. It didn't necessarily make her lovable, but it made her feel real. TVGuide.com spoke to Rhimes about how The West Wing and Buffy inspired her, her race-blind approach to casting and what she's learned about portraying lesbians on television.

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- Mickey O'Connor

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The Dramatist: How Aaron Sorkin Made Politics Entertaining

7 December 2009 12:05 PM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

With The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin made it cool to care about politics. Sorkin's band of quippy White House staffers and a president who was hard not to love helped him walk the line between politics and entertainment and score repeated Emmy wins. We chatted with Sorkin, one of the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about his beloved political drama, why it struck a chord with viewers, and how a similar approach to melding Hollywood and Washington hurt his follow-up, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

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- Adam Bryant

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The Dramatist: How Aaron Sorkin Made Politics Entertaining

7 December 2009 12:05 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

With The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin made it cool to care about politics. Sorkin's band of quippy White House staffers and a president who was hard not to love helped him walk the line between politics and entertainment and score repeated Emmy wins. We chatted with Sorkin, one of the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about his beloved political drama, why it struck a chord with viewers, and how a similar approach to melding Hollywood and Washington hurt his follow-up, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

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- Adam Bryant

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Joshua Malina to Guest Star on Bones

7 December 2009 7:20 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Fresh off a guest-starring stint on the final House episode of 2009, Joshua Malina will appear on a future episode of Bones.

Series creator Hart Hanson made the announcement himself, via Twitter:

Malina is best known for his multiple-season run on The West Wing. He's also appeared on episodes of In Plain Sight and CSI, among other hit shows.

In other, exciting Bones casting news: Zooey Deschanel joins her sister on this week's Christmas-themed episode of the Fox drama. »

- matt@iscribelimited.com (M.L. House)

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Review of the decade: Peter Bradshaw's noughties round-up

7 December 2009 3:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hollywood struggled to respond to the war on terror, documentaries went through a golden age, and Michael Haneke was the noughties' moral conscience

If it is possible to whimper at the volume of a bang, then that is how this decade is ending on the big screen: with two high-profile, high-budget movies about the end of the world: Roland Emmerich's cheerfully silly 2012, and John Hillcoat's cheerlessly serious The Road, which arrive with a good deal of commentary to the effect that these movies typify the zeitgeist of the decade.

The noughties – that jokey word coined in the carefree 90s – are seen as damaged, injured, traumatised. The decade looks cracked from top to bottom by a sensational act of terrorism; by a reaction that achieved neither political palliative nor military success; by the confrontation between first-world prosperity and developing-world poverty; by the coming environmental catastrophe that threatens to engulf both; and finally, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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'Capote' director in negotiations to direct Brad Pitt in 'Moneyball'

4 December 2009 3:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Sony Pictures is not letting Moneyball, the Brad Pitt baseball flick, die. The studio announced today that Bennett Miller, who was nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for Capote, is in negotiations to helm the project that was dismantled after Steven Soderbergh exited the project in June 2009, a few weeks before production was to begin. Based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis, Moneyball tells the story of Billy Beane, general manager of the low-ranked Oakland A's, who defies baseball convention to recruit a new bench of players in extremely unorthodox ways. The screenplay is from Steve Zaillian (American Gangster »

- Nicole Sperling

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Facebook Movie Justin Timberlake Set Pic

2 December 2009 12:08 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

What man under 30 has the stones to rock a black blazer over a black t-shirt?  An internet mogul.  This ain’t news to Justin Timberlake.  Merely news to us, courtesy of The Daily Mail.  What else is up with the coming Facebook movie (other than Timberkale perfectly embodying the “I’ll take your money, but I’ll never play by your rules” ethos), you ask?

Well, it’s called The Social Network and it’s being directed by David Fincher, who helmed Seven, Fight Club, The Game and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  Today, we have the first official set pic from the film, featuring Timberlake embodying the look of the aforementioned mogul.

 

The Social Network is adapted from the book The Accidental Billionaires written by Ben Mezrich of Bringing Down the House fame. The screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin, who created The West Wing and wrote A Few Good Men. »

- Scott Miller

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See the First Three Minutes of House's Wilson-Centric Ep!

24 November 2009 6:34 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fox's hit medical-mysteries series House is mixing it up next week, and you Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) fans are going to love the twist! Instead of Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) being the lead investigator on a health crisis, sidekick James "Jim" Wilson is the man at the center of the show, and Celebrity Jeopardy! standout/The West Wing star Josh Malina plays the patient who Wilson must save. As executive producer Katie Jacobs told us earlier this year, "We have this upcoming episode where House is to Wilson as Wilson is usually to House. Like he'll be in the middle of something and House will drop by, or he'll go see House in the middle of a differential diagnosis meeting, and »

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Aaron Sorkin Returning to TV

23 November 2009 7:00 AM, PST | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

There’s a lot of great writers in Hollywood and Aaron Sorkin is definitely one of them. Responsible for such great shows as Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Sorkin has brought us some incredible television. While his last series, Studio 60 was unfortunately canceled in its first season it thankfully hasn’t deterred Sorkin from returning to television.

So what is Sorkin’s new series going to be about? Well, television seems like a natural choice, “It’s going to be what turns out to be the third in the trilogy of TV shows that take place behind the scenes of a TV show, but this will be a different kind of TV show. That’s all I can let out of the bag right now.”

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m fully on board for anything Sorkin is doing but »

- Bob Starr

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Aaron Sorkin Returning to TV?

19 November 2009 4:23 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

While busy completing the script for David Fincher’s Facebook biopic The Social Network it seems Aaron Sorkin is returning to the small screen for his next venture.

He tells TV Guide (via Total FIlm)

“I’m going to be starting on a new TV series when filming is done on the upcoming movie The Social Network,.. It’s going to be what turns out to be the third in the trilogy of TV shows that take place behind the scenes of a TV show, but this will be a different kind of TV show. That’s all I can let out of the bag right now.”

This is great, great news, TV has missed Sorkin and since his SNL inspired Studio 60 was canceled Sorkin has worked on Charlie Wilson’s War before his current project with Fincher. While his work in film, particularly his adaptataion of his stage play A Few Good Men, »

- Jon Lyus

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TV Tidbits: Aaron Sorkin Returns to Form, Gretchen Mol Joins Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire, Jason Lee to Star in TNT’s Delta Blues, Emmys Come Early

19 November 2009 1:27 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In TV news tonight: It looks like Aaron Sorkin is finally heading back to television after the failure of Studio 60, and you wouldn't believe what he's got planned according to TV Guide: I'm going to be starting on a new TV series. It's going to be what turns out to be the third in the trilogy of TV shows that take place behind the scenes of a TV show, but this will be a different kind of TV show. That's all I can let out of the bag right now. I'm actually not opposed to Sorkin revisiting a genre he knows so well. Let's not forget that The West Wing, perhaps his best show, was also a behind the scenes look at the White House. Sorkin also said he hopes to reunite with some of his former series actors, and will definitely be working with longtime collaborator/director Thomas Schlamme. »

- Devindra Hardawar

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National Treasure director to make Greenpeace film

17 November 2009 8:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jon Turteltaub signs up to direct a film about the birth of the campaigning group, with Jerry 'Naked Gun' Zucker producing

It started in 1971, when a ramshackle fishing vessel with a ragtag crew of anti-war protesters sailed to a remote island north of Alaska in the hope of disrupting Us nuclear weapons tests. Taking its name from the rechristened boat, Greenpeace grew into an environmental movement that is still grabbing the headlines almost four decades on. Now Hollywood plans to put that story on the big screen, with Greenpeace's blessing, and hired the director of National Treasure and the producer of the Airplane and Naked Gun films to do it.

According to Variety, Jon Turteltaub, whose CV also includes Cool Runnings and While You Were Sleeping, has signed to direct, with Jerry and Janet Zucker producing. The trade paper also reports that The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin has been approached to write the script. »

- Chai Hong Lim

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Turtletaub Making Greenpeace Movie

12 November 2009 11:32 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Jon Turteltaub, director of the National Treasure movies and most recently another Nicolas Cage vehicle with The Sorceror's Apprentice, is set to tackle some rather more realistic events, with the news that he's developing a story about the founders of the Greenpeace movement.Bob Hunter and Rex Weyler, for it was they, turned a disparate group of pacificists, environmentalists, scientists, sailors, musicians and teachers into the anti-nuclear, anti-whaling group that we all know today. And helpfully they've both written books about it, which will form the basis of this film: Weyler's 'Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World' and Hunter's Warriors of the Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement.Turteltaub and his producers are currently looking for writers, and rather excitingly are in early discussions with West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. He, of course, recently wrote the much talked-about script for the Facebook movie The Social Network, »

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Exclusive Video: Hal Holbrook Stands in That Evening Sun

12 November 2009 6:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Hal Holbrook has had a long and distinguished career. Best known for his legendary role as the Watergate conspiracy lynchpin Deep Throat in All the President's Men, the actor was introduced to an all new audience in 2007 when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. A veteran of over one-hundred and twenty film and television projects, the actor has appeared in such movies as John Carpenter's The Fog, Capricorn One, The Star Chamber, Wall Street, Fletch Lives and The Firm, not to mention countless performances on popular television programs like Evening Shade, The West Wing and The Sopranos. It's safe to say that at age eighty-four, Holbrook shows no signs of slowing down as he is currently getting rave reviews for his performance as a Tennessee farm owner dealing with being forced off his farm and into a retirement home in That Evening Sun, »

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Small-Screen Selector

12 November 2009 5:02 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Over the years, John Frank Levey has amassed an impressive array of Emmy and Artios awards for his work on such groundbreaking shows as "ER" and "The West Wing." At this year's Artios ceremony, he was honored with the Hoyt Bowers Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the casting profession. Levey, whose credits also include "Smith," "The Evidence," and "Third Watch," recently cast the critically beloved cop drama "Southland," which NBC canceled before its second season even hit the air. Luckily, the series found a home on the cable channel TNT. "It's one of the casts I'm most proud of," says Levey. "I mean, I guess you're most in love with your most recent project, but I just think that cast is fantastic and I think that show has to have a continued and additional life, and I think it will do well on cable."Directing to CastingI had the »

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Jon Bon Jovi 'rules out return to acting'

10 November 2009 4:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jon Bon Jovi has claimed that he will never act again because he finds the audition process too tough. The singer has starred in several films, including Pay It Forward and U-571, and has also made guest appearances on TV shows The West Wing, Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. The star was recently lined up to appear in police drama Criminal Minds, but later turned the project down and his role was handed to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. (more) »

- By Oli Simpson

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