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Ellen Burstyn Recalls First Emmy Win, Missing Her Oscar Moment

12 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ellen Burstyn received her first Emmy nom in 1981 for the telepic “The People vs. Jean Harris.” She finally won nearly 30 years later for a guest spot on “Law & Order: Svu.” With three noms during that span, and three more since (including one this year as Robin Wright’s steely mother on “House of Cards”), the Oscar- and Tony-winner is clearly a TV Academy favorite.

What are your memories of winning that first Emmy?

When you’re a guest on a series you don’t get your award at the ceremony. You go to the kiddie table. Then when you get an award, you get to be a presenter on the big show. I was sitting next to Carol Burnett, we were both nominated. When they called my name I hugged her as though she would be happy for me. When I thought about it later, I thought “That was a little inappropriate.” But »

- Geoff Berkshire

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15 Great Ways Filmmakers Found Their Independence In The Last 20 Years

4 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Subverting the Unexpected

At the end of the 20th century, Bobcat Goldthwait’s legacy read like a cheap joke: He was a screaming comedian from the eighties best known as Zed in the “Police Academy” franchise who once tried at his hand at directing a movie (“Shakes the Clown”). Those achievements barely skimmed the surface of Goldthwait’s ability, as the ensuing years made clear, when Goldthwait completely transformed his career into one of the most provocative American filmmakers working today. With the microbudget “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (aka “Stay”), Goldthwait showed his potential to funnel taboo subject matters into oddly touching, relatable human dramas, a proclivity he kicked up to a whole new level with the subversive black comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” which features Robin Williams in one of his all-time great roles.

Goldthwait has kept innovating, with each new movie offering a fresh perspective on the naive assumptions »

- Indiewire Staff

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Oscar Favorites Elbowed Aside for Rookie Writers in 2016 Race

9 February 2016 4:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscars’ current problems are a lot like baseball’s, back in the day. The game is too white, too macho and a little too overloaded with grizzled veterans for many fans’ comfort.

But encouraging signs can be spotted over in the writers’ division, where nine of this year’s 10 screenplay contenders were penned, in whole or in part, by first-time nominees.

Only Nick Hornby of “Brooklyn”; Ethan and Joel Coen of “Bridge of Spies”; Tom McCarthy of “Spotlight”; and Pete Docter of “Inside Out” have previously been named Oscar all-stars. Their writing partners and others, a remarkable 15 in all, are being called up to the Big Show for the first time. And that includes four women, the largest such number since 2007.

Maybe no one broke the color bar this year, but when it comes to new voices being heard, it’s truly the Year of the Rookie.

The rookies »

- Bob Verini

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‘Carol’ Screenwriter Adapting ‘Telex From Cuba’ For Paramount TV, Anonymous Content

19 January 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Carol” screenwriter Phyllis Nagy is adapting the 2008 novel “Telex From Cuba” as a TV series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

The novel by Rachel Kushner revolves around life in 1950s in Cuba just before the Castro revolution. The book was  finalist for a National Book Award. Nagy is on board to create the TV series and serve as showrunner should the project go the distance.

Nagy last week earned an adapted screenplay Oscar nomination for penning the Cate Blanchett starrer “Carol,” another 1950s-set story.

Nagy will exec produce “Telex” with Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman. Anonymous Content’s production arm is on fire with two best picture Oscar noms this year — for “The Revenant” and “Spotlight” — and the Golden Globe win earlier this month for its USA Network drama “Mr. Robot.”

“I am thrilled to begin work on bringing the complex, beautiful, colliding worlds of Rachel Kushner »

- Cynthia Littleton

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