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The Tribeca Film Festival came to a close on Sunday and aptly premiered the final installment of Showtime’s “Episodes.” The Emmy-nominated comedy paints a behind-the-scenes picture of the entertainment industry and stars “Friends” alum Matt LeBlanc. The fifth and final season of the series bows on August 20.
Here are nine things we learned from the conversation about the industry-insider series.
— Nothing is off limits. Since the get go, LeBlanc has been game to play a self-absorbed version of himself. “I always said about this project that I don’t mind being the brunt of the joke as long as it’s a really good joke,” the star said.
— The Television Critics Association press tour inspired an episode in Season 5. The not so flattering portrait the show paints of the industry »
- Addie Morfoot
The organizers of the Nantucket Film Festival (Nff) have announced the honorees to be celebrated as part of this year’s Screenwriters Tribute, with Oscar-winning screenwriter-director Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) slated to take home the festival’s headline accolade, the Screenwriters Tribute Award.
Nff will also recognize BAFTA-winning documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield with its Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award. Broomfield is known for a four-decade career that encompasses titles such as “Kurt & Courtney,” “Biggie and Tupac,” “Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer,” and his latest documentary feature, “Whitney: Can I Be Me.”
Additionally, the festival will honor Emmy-nominated writing duo David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik with its Creative Impact in Television Writing Award. Crane and Klarik are co-creators of the four-time Emmy-nominated Showtime series “Episodes.” The team also co-created CBS comedy series “The Class.”
- Emily Mae Czachor
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