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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series

8 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With the premiere of “Marvel’s The Defenders,” fans of the Netflix/Marvel universe are finally getting the “Avengers”-style unification of four superpowered series — but don’t expect that to happen all at once. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist all live in the same New York City, they all come from very different shows.

“In the story we took our time, each person introducing the audience to their own worlds,” showrunner Marco Ramirez told IndieWire. “We made sure that we really honor the fact that they all existed independently before they start coming together.”

Read More:‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: The Key ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘Iron Fist’ Episodes to Watch First

That’s why it was important to find the right director, someone capable of capturing not just the unique natures of each character, but their basic aesthetics. And the »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series

8 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With the premiere of “Marvel’s The Defenders,” fans of the Netflix/Marvel universe are finally getting the “Avengers”-style unification of four superpowered series — but don’t expect that to happen all at once. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist all live in the same New York City, they all come from very different shows.

“In the story we took our time, each person introducing the audience to their own worlds,” showrunner Marco Ramirez told IndieWire. “We made sure that we really honor the fact that they all existed independently before they start coming together.”

Read More:‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: The Key ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘Iron Fist’ Episodes to Watch First

That’s why it was important to find the right director, someone capable of capturing not just the unique natures of each character, but their basic aesthetics. And the »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Goldcrest makes key creative hire

28 July 2017 3:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Colourist Jet Omoshebi joins TV team.

Filmed entertainment company Goldcrest has hired award-winning colourist Jet Omoshebi to spearhead its high-end TV department.

She joins Goldcrest as senior colourist in January 2018.

Omoshebi was previously senior colourist at Deluxe’ Encore Post in London where she graded television series including Fortitude, The Night Manager, Da Vinci’s Demons and Luther.  She has also worked at Mpc, Svc, Rushes and Digital Film Lab.

She won the Rts Craft Award for picture enhancement for Life On Mars and was named no.1 colourist in a Televisual VFX Artists poll.

Goldcrest has recently completed new production facilities to accommodate work on episodic drama.

Omoshebi said: “You only have to look at the enormously high-profile titles and outstanding quality of the work Goldcrest is doing to see this is a really exciting time to be joining. The team is truly exceptional and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Managing director »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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The Pulitzer At 100 redux by Anne-Katrin Titze

19 July 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in The Pulitzer At 100

In the second installment of my conversation with The Pulitzer At 100 director Kirk Simon we discussed where Michael Cunningham (The Hours) and Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay which is also read by Martin Scorsese) keep their Pulitzers, multiple winners Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times on working hard every day, a Tony Kushner Angels In America accent, Paula Vogel's (How I Learned to Drive) winning headline, Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), and paying homage to Walter Hill's The Warriors when filming Tracy K Smith's reading of Life On Mars.

In The Pulitzer At 100, Michael Cunningham, with a sheepish grin, states that where his Pulitzer is kept is connected to the fate of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and The Great Gatsby.

Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel taught Ayad Akhtar, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

14 June 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith has earned another prestigious honor: She’s been named the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry of the United States, NPR reports. The Library of Congress “keeps to a modest minimum the specific official duties,” according to a statement announcing the news. The goal is to give each poet as much freedom as possible, but

“many recent poet laureates have sought to expand the audience for poetry,” NPR notes.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden emphasized how Smith’s work “brings history and memory to life” in a statement, and described how the poet “calls on the power of literature as well as science, religion, and pop culture.”

As ambitious as Smith’s poetry is, she seems to think there’s no “right” way to read or appreciate her work — or any other poet’s. “What do you hear? What do you feel? What does this remind you of? These are all real and valid reactions to a poem,” she told NPR.

“I think the responsibility really is to just help raise the awareness of poetry and its value in our culture,” Smith said of her new appointment. “To me that means talking to people — getting off the usual path of literary festivals and university reading series and talking to people who might not even yet be readers of poetry. “I would love to go to places where people might be struggling, where people might wonder if there are voices out there for them,” she added.

Smith has written three books of poetry, including the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Life on Mars.” And poetry isn’t the only medium she works in. She’s currently working on two operas, and published a memoir in 2015, “Ordinary Light.”

“I feel that as a person of color I’ve always been interested in the stories that are quiet and the stories that often get overlooked,” Smith explained. “I think that inevitably I’m aware of these margins and I’m curious about them because I know what it feels like to be [outside] of one.”

Smith believes poems “connect us more fully to our own inner lives and to the lives of others,” and as poet laureate she thinks “it will be very easy to say, ‘Let’s have a diversity of voices, perspectives, experiences, aesthetics that we draw from. And let’s listen.’”

“What excites me is that I’m an ambassador for poetry, which is something that I wholeheartedly believe in and that has been an anchor and a force of stability and consolation throughout my life,” Smith said. “I think that’s good news.”

You can watch Smith read one of her poems in the video below.

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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

13 June 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amidst the chorus of people saying that TV is better than it’s ever been, you’ll always find one person lamenting the decline of the theme song. While it’s true that the days of minutes-long intros with original songs and catchy melodies might be in the past, there’s no denying that shows are still finding memorable (and in a few cases, iconic) ways to open each episode.

Read More: The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. Some of these are snippets from existing songs, others are new instrumentals that have quickly taken on meaning well beyond the shows they’re attached to. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive. »

- Steve Greene and Michael Schneider

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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

13 June 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amidst the chorus of people saying that TV is better than it’s ever been, you’ll always find one person lamenting the decline of the theme song. While it’s true that the days of minutes-long intros with original songs and catchy melodies might be in the past, there’s no denying that shows are still finding memorable (and in a few cases, iconic) ways to open each episode.

Read More: The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. Some of these are snippets from existing songs, others are new instrumentals that have quickly taken on meaning well beyond the shows they’re attached to. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive. »

- Steve Greene and Michael Schneider

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26 new UK TV shows to look out for

31 May 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017

Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…

We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.

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And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them. »

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‘American Gods’: Here’s Gillian Anderson As David Bowie, and The Resemblance Is Uncanny — Watch

25 May 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Starz series “American Gods,” created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and based on the book by Neil Gaiman, explores the definition of worship as rooted in both ancient religions as well as modern-day culture. And no character perhaps best emulates this than the goddess Media, portrayed by Gillian Anderson.

Read More: ‘American Gods’: Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller on Fixing The Story’s Most Important Female Character

Per Starz, “Gillian Anderson stars as the New God Media in the critically acclaimed series ‘American Gods.’ Media assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities.” Which is another way of saying that Media is a chameleon of a character, invoking the concepts of famous figures from pop culture in her scenes. In her first appearance, viewers saw Anderson emulate Lucille Ball, and the show has hinted that future episodes will feature »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘American Gods’: Here’s Gillian Anderson As David Bowie, and The Resemblance Is Uncanny — Watch

25 May 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Starz series “American Gods,” created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and based on the book by Neil Gaiman, explores the definition of worship as rooted in both ancient religions as well as modern-day culture. And no character perhaps best emulates this than the goddess Media, portrayed by Gillian Anderson.

Read More: ‘American Gods’: Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller on Fixing The Story’s Most Important Female Character

Per Starz, “Gillian Anderson stars as the New God Media in the critically acclaimed series ‘American Gods.’ Media assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities.” Which is another way of saying that Media is a chameleon of a character, invoking the concepts of famous figures from pop culture in her scenes. In her first appearance, viewers saw Anderson emulate Lucille Ball, and the show has hinted that future episodes will feature »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Game of Thrones' Richard Madden Joins Amazon's Electric Dreams Anthology

18 May 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Forget dragons and white walkers. For his next TV gig, Games of Thrones alum Richard Madden will find himself in a world full of another unique breed: mutant telepaths.

The actor will appear in a standalone episode of Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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The installment, titled “The Hood Maker,” is set in a world without advanced technology. As such, mutant telepaths are humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication. But when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with »

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Dr. Who’s Multi-Master Episode May Fill a Continuity Gap

11 April 2017 10:26 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The final episode of season 10 of Doctor Who will end with something we’ve never seen before…a multi-Master story. Will this episode fill in the missing years of the Master’s life and tell how the renegade Time Lord became a Time Lady known as Missy?

This year will be the final season for not only series star Peter Capaldi (the 12th Doctor) but for longtime showrunner Steven Moffat as well. The final two-part episode of the season, which will be titled “World Enough and Time"/"The Doctor Falls”, will feature the return of John Simm (Life on Mars) as the Master. Michelle Gomez, who plays the latest (and first female) Master, known as Missy, is also signed for the episode. What will happen when two versions of the most evil Time Lord share the screen?

Simm last played the Doctor’s nemesis in the 2009 episode “The End of Time” part 2. In that story, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Netflix Boards BBC Two’s ‘Collateral’; Billie Piper & More Join David Hare Thriller

6 April 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has come on board BBC Two’s contemporary thriller Collateral as co-producer and will release globally outside the UK. As Deadline revealed last month, Carey Mulligan is starring in the David Hare created drama that explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. New cast includes John Simm (Life on Mars), Nicola Walker (Spooks) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful). Set over the course of four days, the story… »

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Aliens: new audiobook prequel on the way

30 March 2017 12:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Mar 30, 2017

Audible is releasing River Of Pain, an audiobook set between Alien and Aliens, in April....

Audible are getting in on the expanding-the-world-of-Alien game. The audiobook giants have a new project on the way (its second venture into the world of Alien), which will cover a different era to Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant film.

Covenant takes place after Prometheus but before Alien, while Audible's incoming audiobook is set after the original Alien but before James Cameron's Aliens.

Audible has put together an audio adaptation of Alien: River Of Pain, a 2014 novel by Christopher Golden.

Here's the official synopsis of the book, which explores the origins of Newt and what happened while Ripley was travelling back to Earth...

"When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet Lv-426 — now called Acheron — has been colonized. But Lv-426 is where Ripley and the crew of »

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Does guessing a twist ruin a TV show?

29 March 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gabriel Bergmoser Apr 11, 2017

Guessing a twist ahead of time only really ruins the fun if a TV show is doing a bad job to begin with, Gabriel argues...

This article contains major spoilers from the beginning for Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes, Westworld, Bates Motel and Dexter.

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Back in 2010, Den of Geek interviewed Matthew Graham, creator of the now-classic series Ashes To Ashes, shortly before the release of the show’s brilliant finale. When asked about how close the many fan theories were getting to the truth of how the series would end, he had this to say:

“The thing is that you should be able to guess. When you get to the end, you should be able to say ‘oh yes'. It's not an out-of-nowhere thing, because I think that would be a cheat. »

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Quantum Leap: 10 greatest guest performances

5 March 2017 5:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Juliette Harrisson Mar 24, 2017

Remember this lot popping up in Quantum Leap? They're our pick of the best guest performances in the time travel show...

Once again, we’re celebrating great guest performances in one of our favourite shows. We’re defining a guest appearance as an actor who plays a particular character no more than twice over the run of the show. There’s a bit more competition for the list for this show than most – since Quantum Leap only had two regular cast members and nearly every other actor on the show appeared only once!

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Amazon Grabs U.S. Rights to Bryan Cranston’s ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Anthology Series

14 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon has landed U.S. rights to the anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” from Sony Pictures Television, producer Bryan Cranston and “Outlander” showrunner Ronald D. Moore.

The series was set up last May by Sony TV with the U.K.’s Channel 4. The 10-episode drama will feature adaptations of works by the revered science fiction author, who penned the story that inspired 1982’s “Blade Runner.”

Dee Rees, writer-director of HBO’s “Bessie” and this year’s Sundance favorite “Mudbound,” has been recruited to write one of the episodes. Other scribes on board include Tony Grisoni (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”), Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) Matthew Graham (“Life on Mars”), David Farr (“The Night Manager”) and Travis Beacham (“Pacific Rim”). Moore and fellow executive producer Michael Dinner (“Justified”) are also set to write.

“Electric Dreams” hails from Cranston’s Sony-based Moon Shot Entertainment banner. The »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The 10 Best David Bowie Covers in the Year Since His Death

10 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since David Bowie‘s death. It hurts for many reasons, but if there’s any solace to glean from the loss, it’s that Bowie has been properly mourned. Not just among civilians — you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who didn’t turn in a Bowie cover at some point. Here are some of our favorites from the past year, ranging from deep cuts to the obvious ones.

Seu Jorge, “Space Oddity”

Okay, okay, this one’s kind of a cheat. Seu Jorge’s lovely samba-flavored covers of »

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David Bowie Birthday Celebration: Gary Oldman, La Roux, Simon Le Bon and More Gather to Celebrate Rocker’s Life — Watch

9 January 2017 9:21 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been almost a year to the day since we lost David Bowie, but the rock icon and beloved creative force is still foremost in the minds of those who knew and loved him best. As Billboard reports, on Sunday evening, some of those people — including fans, friends and even former bandmates — gathered together to celebrate what would have been Bowie’s seventieth birthday for a three-hour charity concert at London’s Brixton Academy. It was an appropriately rocking and raucous event.

The show was hosted by actor (and close Bowie pal) Gary Oldman, who took the stage not only to emcee the event, but to rock out to a few of Bowie’s classics, including “Sorrow” and “The Man Who Sold the World.”

Read More: David Bowie’s ‘No Plan’ Music Video Is a Posthumous Tribute to the Departed Space Oddity — Watch

Oldman was joined by other luminaries and performers, »

- Kate Erbland

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David Bowie’s ‘No Plan’ Music Video Is a Posthumous Tribute to the Departed Space Oddity — Watch

8 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

David Bowie may have left us, but his music has not — and, in a most pleasant surprise, some of his final recordings have been assembled in a new form. Today’s “No Plan” Ep, which was released to coincide with what would have been the dearly departed musician/actor/space oddity’s 70th birthday, contains four songs that were originally part of the soundtrack to Bowie’s Broadway musical “Lazarus”: “Lazarus,” “No Plan,” “Killing a Little Time” and “When I Met You.” Watch the new video for the title track below.

Read More: David Bowie Music Video Director Says Bowie Only Discovered He Was Dying During Last 3 Months

Taking place on a rainy night, the video features a series of TV windows in a display window that display the song’s lyrics:

 

Here, there’s no music here

I’m lost in streams of sound

Here, am I nowhere now? »

- Michael Nordine

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