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Fall TV Preview: A Complete Guide to the Biggest Shows From Netflix, FX, Broadcast and More

5 September 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While the fall season has changed a great deal in the streaming age, the months of September through December do feature a flood of both new and returning series across every platform.

Below is our guide to fall premiere dates, which will be updated with reviews and more information as the season progresses. Happy fall TV!

Read More:Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017

Tuesday, September 5

American Horror Story: Cult” (FX, 10 p.m.). From our review:

It’s not hard to see how Ryan Murphy arrived at his premise for “Ahs” Season 7. To say that many Americans have been living out their own personal horror story isn’t an overstatement — not with border closings, hate speech, and potential treason all enabled by the White House — but the new season manages to undermine the left’s legitimate fears and amplify the right’s monstrous traits all in one frenzied mess of an allegory. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Fall TV Preview: A Complete Guide to the Biggest Shows From Netflix, FX, Broadcast and More

5 September 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While the fall season has changed a great deal in the streaming age, the months of September through December do feature a flood of both new and returning series across every platform.

Below is our guide to fall premiere dates, which will be updated with reviews and more information as the season progresses. Happy fall TV!

Tuesday, September 5

American Horror Story: Cult” (FX, 10 p.m.). From our review:

It’s not hard to see how Ryan Murphy arrived at his premise for “Ahs” Season 7. To say that many Americans have been living out their own personal horror story isn’t an overstatement — not with border closings, hate speech, and potential treason all enabled by the White House — but the new season manages to undermine the left’s legitimate fears and amplify the right’s monstrous traits all in one frenzied mess of an allegory.

Wednesday, September 6

“You’re the Worst” Season 4 (Fxx, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TVLine Items: Locke & Key Casts Lead, This Is Us Adds '70s Mom and More

17 August 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hulu has locked in an actress for a key role in its adaptation of the Locke & Key Idw comic book.

Frances O’Connor (Cashmere Mafia) has been cast as Nina Locke in the horror/fantasy drama pilot, which is being written by the comic’s author Joe Hill and executive-produced by Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain).

RelatedHulu Orders Locke & Key Pilot From Writer Joe Hill, Ep Carlton Cuse

As the story goes, Nina, after the gruesome murder of her husband, moves their three kids to their ancestral home in Maine — known as Key House — to be closer to their uncle. »

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Palm Springs International Shortfest Announces 2017 Winners

26 June 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest announced its winners on Sunday. The short film festival screened 338 short films with more than 4,200 filmmaker submissions available in the film market.

Facing Mecca” received two awards, including best of the festival. “The Head Vanishes” and “Dekalb Elementary” received jury awards, and “Red Light,” “Coin Operated,” “Kayayo,” and “Lost Face” received audience awards.

“After spending a week in and out of theaters, and talking with filmmakers and audiences, we close out the festival with such a strong sense of community,” said festival director Lili Rodriguez. “Filmmakers are making movies about the changing world around them. I think our award winners showcase an understanding and compassion for people and it’s a great thing to see.”

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will be held Jan. 4-15, 2018, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala will be held Jan. 2.

The 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest award winners are:

Jury Awards:

Best Of Festival »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Here’s the Oscar-Qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 Award Winners

25 June 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year, some 500 filmmakers from 60 countries braved record temperatures to attend the 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 20-26), the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America. Psisf hosted 338 fiction and documentary shorts, 46 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.

And more than 4,200 of the festival submissions were available in the Film Market for industry attendees to view online. Check out the complete lineup here.

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, and Bifa as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the festival gives its competition filmmakers a chance to secure $20,000 in cash prizes in 21 categories. The Panavision Best North American Short Award winner gets the use of a camera package valued at $60,000. Only the first-place winners in five categories are eligible to vie for an Academy Award nomination. Over 22 years, the Festival has presented 101 films that have »

- Anne Thompson

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Here’s the Oscar-Qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 Award Winners

25 June 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This year, some 500 filmmakers from 60 countries braved record temperatures to attend the 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 20-26), the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America. Psisf hosted 338 fiction and documentary shorts, 46 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres.

And more than 4,200 of the festival submissions were available in the Film Market for industry attendees to view online. Check out the complete lineup here.

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, and Bifa as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the festival gives its competition filmmakers a chance to secure $20,000 in cash prizes in 21 categories. The Panavision Best North American Short Award winner gets the use of a camera package valued at $60,000. Only the first-place winners in five categories are eligible to vie for an Academy Award nomination. Over 22 years, the Festival has presented 101 films that have »

- Anne Thompson

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Al Jazeera Thrust Into Center of Deepening Arab Diplomatic Storm

9 June 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome – As tensions mount between Qatar and the Arab world’s top powers, pan-Arabic broadcaster Al Jazeera, by far the most-watched news outlet in the region, is increasingly being thrust into the center of a diplomatic storm.

The Qatar-based satellite news network was banned this week by several neighboring countries, which also blacked out the sports channels of its closely affiliated beIN Media Group. To make matters worse, Al Jazeera is bearing the brunt of systematic cyberattacks “to all systems,” it said Thursday.

There is even speculation that the state-funded broadcaster could be shuttered in order to appease the crisis.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, citing its alleged support for Islamic terrorists and Iran. Libya’s eastern-based government and the Maldives subsequently joined the fray.

Almost immediately, Saudi Arabia shut down Al Jazeera’s bureau in Riyadh, revoking its broadcasting licence, and »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Africa in Cannes

6 June 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Kenya

Films Without Borders is a non-profit which works with African youth from troubled backgrounds to make short films. Supported by Swarovski, in partnership with Nairobi City County Government, Fwb is building a hub in Nairobi within walking distance from the Kibera slums offering free filmmaking and post-production workshops and other film-related activities.

At the Shorts Film Corner, Kenyan Russel Bonguen and his short crime thriller,“Who Murdered Judge Dunia Kafir?” are making the rounds with his feature script. Russel is a graduate of Conservatoire Europeen decriture audiovisuelle, the best screenwriting school in Paris, but has returned to his home in Nairobi where he now lives. He has written “News Diva” a feature script with the potential of becoming a series or franchise. Imagine “Broadcast News” as “Chinatown” wherein the station’s lead anchor and Woman of the Year partners in crime with an ex-cia agent to smuggle blood diamonds from the Congo to Nairobi. »

- Sydney Levine

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