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The 20 Best Film Directors Who Came to TV in the 21st Century

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The 20 Best Film Directors Who Came to TV in the 21st Century
While in recent years we’ve seen plenty of crossover between the film and television worlds, there have been a number of film directors whose engagement with this quasi-new medium has been truly groundbreaking, as they’ve found TV to be a far more creatively satisfying place than film. Thus, while they still may actively work in film from time to time, their TV efforts have proved unforgettable.

For the record, because we limited this to the 21st century, directors Nicole Holocenfer, Mimi Leder, David Lynch, and Tommy Schlamme were ineligible. But their accomplishments cannot be undersold.

Susanne Bier

Oscar winner Susanne Bier made her American television debut with the stylish and sexy John le Carré miniseries “The Night Manager.” Unlike Tomas Alfredson’s barren aesthetic for the Carré film “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” Bier opted instead to bring a golden-hued sensuality to nearly every frame of her Carré vision.
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New Casting News For Fox’s Upcoming ‘9-1-1’ From Creator Ryan Murphy

Oliver Stark (“Into The Badlands”), Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Underground”), Kenneth Choi (“The People v. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Rockmond Dunbar (“Prison Break,” “The Path”) have been cast in series regular roles in Fox’s provocative new drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. The series will premiere in 2018 on Fox.

Academy and Emmy Award nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”) and Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”) star in the series, which explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
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Daytime TV Diehards Would Definitely Recognize This American Horror Story: Cult Actor

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Image Source: FX Networks "Neighbors From Hell," the latest episode of American Horror Story: Cult, begins with a cold opening featuring a couple seeing Ally's therapist, Dr. Vincent. The problem is with Rosie, who has had a debilitating fear of coffins ever since her father repeatedly locked her in a cupboard as a young girl. Her husband, Mark, is there for moral support, and it sounds like Rosie has managed to conquer her fears, aided by attending her father's funeral and literally closing the casket on him. RelatedThis Subtle Connection Between Ivy and Kai on Ahs: Cult Will Make You Scream Unfortunately, the fear comes roaring back when Rosie and Mark are attacked by the gang of clowns and locked into separate white coffins in their house, screaming in terror all the while. What had us really scratching our heads while watching this horrific scene unfold is where we've seen
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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch.
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Elizabeth Chomko’s Feature Debut Starring Hilary Swank Acquired by Bleecker Street

Hilary Swank: Time/ YouTube

Elizabeth Chomko’s feature debut has found a home. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Bleecker Street snagged the North American rights to “What They Had,” a family drama toplined by Hilary Swank. Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon (“Boardwalk Empire”), Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”), and Robert Forster (“Jackie Brown”) co-star in the film, which recently wrapped in Chicago and La.

Revolving around a family in crisis, “What They Had” sees Bridget (Swank) returning home to Chicago after her brother pressures her to “deal with her mother’s (Danner) Alzheimer’s and her father’s (Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together,” THR summarizes. Chomko penned the script, which won her a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

“I was incredibly moved by Elizabeth’s story of a family working through their collective issues and the heartache of dealing with a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen commented. “We know audiences will relate to the characters’ love, compassion, and humor in dealing with each other.”

Chomko added, “Making this film has been a true labor of love for me, my creative team, and the magnificent cast. I could not be more delighted to include Bleecker Street among our family and have this film be part of theirs.”

Bleecker Street is planning a theatrical release for 2018.

Swank is among the project’s executive producers. Her recent credits include “You’re Not You” and “The Homesman.” The two-time Oscar winner — who took home awards for “Million Dollar Baby” and “Boys Don’t Cry” — has previously spoken out about the gender pay gap that persists in the film industry, noting “My male counterpart will get paid 10 times more than me — 10 times. Not double, but 10 times for the same job.” She explained, “Both [women and men] are compelling, interesting, diverse, [and] wonderful in all their own separate ways. And yet there’s an influx of male roles and there’s just not for women.”

Chomko is an actress whose credits include “The Mentalist,” “Common Law,” and “Terriers.”

Elizabeth Chomko’s Feature Debut Starring Hilary Swank Acquired by Bleecker Street 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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'Oitnb' Actress Told She's Too Old to Play an Older Man's Wife

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2017-05-09T06:17:34-07:00'Oitnb' Actress Told She's Too Old to Play an Older Man's Wife

Jamie Denbo is speaking out against sexist age restrictions in Hollywood.

The actress, known for her role as Ginsberg on Orange Is the New Black, posted a series of tweets Wednesday after she was told she was past the age limit for a role.

“I was just informed that at the age of 43, I am Too Old to play the wife of a 57 year old,” Denbo wrote, following it up with, “Oh, the characters also have an 18 year-old daughter. I am Too Old to be the mother of an 18 year-old.”

The actor in question, whom Denbo doesn’t name, is already cast — and she hasn’t missed the fact that the request for his onscreen wife’s age limit doesn’t match his real-life situation.

Read the rest of this article at People.
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What Canceled TV Shows Most Deserve a Better Ending? — IndieWire Critics Survey

What Canceled TV Shows Most Deserve a Better Ending? — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: If you could give one canceled show one extra season (if only to wrap things up in a better way), which would it be?

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

It wasn’t that we were watching “Hannibal” just to see Bryan Fuller and company get to the events of “Silence of the Lambs,” but that was sure a fun thing looming on the horizon. The “Manhunter”/”Red Dragon” arc was probably the show’s most conventional, but it was all the more intriguing for that odd disconnect, of a frequently told story going through the mind of one of TV’s most original storytellers and
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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Officially Named ‘The Last Jedi’

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Officially Named ‘The Last Jedi’
In 2015, Walt Disney released “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” the first film in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy set 30 years after the events of the 1983 film “Return of the Jedi.” Though the franchise’s first stand-alone film “Rogue One” was released last year to decidedly mixed reviews, fans are awaiting any information about the next film in the official saga. Today, Disney officially released the name of the next film in the trilogy: “The Last Jedi.” It is written and directed by Rian Johnson and will be released this December.

Read More: Carrie Fisher: From ‘Star Wars’ to Her Own Stories, She Shaped Generations

Rian Johnson has previously directed three feature films: “Brick,” a hardboiled detective story following high school students in a California suburb, which received the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; “The Brothers Bloom,” about two con
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Heathers Reboot at TV Land: Meet the New Jd and Veronica

How very… surreal.

TV Land’s in-the-works Heathers reboot has found its new Veronica and Jd, the iconic characters played in the 1989 film by Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

Under the Dome actress Grace Cox (see photo, right) will portray Veronica, while newcomer James Scully will inherit the role of Jd, TVLine has learned.

Last month, TV Land formally greenlit a pilot for a half-hour, single camera series based on the 1988 cult classic. The cabler said it will “reimagine” Heathers as a present-day anthology series, with each season focusing on a different heroine and a new set of mean girls.
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‘Gypsy’ Casts Brooke Bloom As Series Regular, Kimberly Quinn To Recur In Netflix Drama

Brooke Bloom (Alpha House) is set as a series regular and Kimberly Quinn (Terriers) will recur opposite Naomi Watts on Netflix's upcoming drama series Gypsy. Gypsy follows the journey of Jean Holloway (Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives. Bloom will play Rebecca, the smart, aware and newly enlightened daughter of one of Jean’s patients who has rejected her more traditional upbringing and…
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11 Greatest Gone-Too-Soon TV Shows

11 Greatest Gone-Too-Soon TV Shows
So many shows on the Top 100 list got axed before their time, from Deadwood to My So-Called Life, from Freaks and Geeks to Party Down. These also could have been contenders, had they a little more time to find the audience. We present the best of the gone-too-soon bunch that didn't make our list.

Firefly

2002

Josh Whedon goes into outer space with the crew of the Serenity in the year 2517, starring Nathan Fillion as the rebel captain. Fifteen years after Fox cut the Serenity loose, the Firefly fanbase keeps growing
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How FX became TV's best, most reliable network

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How FX became TV's best, most reliable network
It was early in the development of The Americans that the head of FX told the show’s creator what his series was really about — and was absolutely right. Joe Weisberg had planned to generate drama in the fake marriage between deep cover spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings on ideological grounds: Philip was beginning to feel too comfortable in America, while Elizabeth stayed true to her Mother Russian roots. Then in a meeting with FX executives, FX CEO John Landgraf proposed adding another layer to things. “John had the idea that it would be very powerful and effective if Philip were really more in love with Elizabeth than Elizabeth were with Philip,” Weisberg said. “And you know how central that has become to the whole story of the show and the marriage. (The ideological argument) seemed like a good solid idea for what would create tension in the marriage, but
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Feud: Tim Minear (Angel) Set as Co-Showrunner; Jackie Hoffman Cast

Deadline reports Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, Drive, The Inside, Dollhouse, and Terriers vet, Tim Minear, has been tapped as co-showrunner on Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX TV show, Feud. Fun fact: Minear's Twitter handle is "Cancelled Again." That said, the talented writer and producer been with Murphy's successful American Horror Story since the anthology show's first season.Jackie Hoffman has been cast as Mamasita, Joan Crawford’s (Jessica Lange) housekeeper. Also an anthology series, the first season of Feud tells the story of Hollywood nemeses, Crawford and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon). The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess. Read More…
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Heathers: Series Pilot Greenlit at TV Land; Terriers Vet to Direct

What is your damage? TV Land has greenlit the Heathers TV show pilot, inspired by the 1988 feature film starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker. As revealed when cable outlet ordered the pilot script in March, the new potential series is set in the present and will be an anthology.Writer and director Leslye Headland has been tapped to direct. She was a staff writer on Terriers, which was cancelled after one season on FX. Jason A. Micallef wrote the pilot. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are executive producing. The pilot is slated to shoot this fall.Read More…
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Heathers Pilot Ordered at TV Land

What’s the up-chuck factor on this: TV Land is moving forward with plans to turn Heathers into a TV series.

RelatedNBC to Reboot Oliver Twist as a Female-Driven Procedural

The cabler on Tuesday announced that it has formally greenlit a pilot for a half-hour, single camera series based on the 1988 cult classic, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. TV Land says it will “reimagine” Heathers as a present-day anthology series, with each season focusing on a different heroine and a new set of mean girls.

RelatedThe Departed Reboot Series in Development at Amazon

Terriers scribe Leslye Headland is
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‘Glory Daze’ Exclusive Trailer & Poster: Explore the Rise and Fall of Michael Alig, One of NYC’s ‘Club Kids’

‘Glory Daze’ Exclusive Trailer & Poster: Explore the Rise and Fall of Michael Alig, One of NYC’s ‘Club Kids’
One minute, you’re the king of New York City’s nightlife, enlivening and shocking the lives of others, and the next minute, you’re in prison for ten years on a drug-related manslaughter charge for almost 20 years. Such is the fate of Michael Alig, a prominent member of New York City’s infamous “Club Kids,” a group of drug-taking club-going provocateurs who ruled New York City nightlife during the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Read More: There’s a Party Monster On The Loose!

The new documentary “Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig” traces the rise and fall of Alig, from when he moves to New York and slowly becomes a fixture in the city to when he murdered fellow Club Kid and drug dealer Andre “Angel” Melendez. The doc tries to get to the heart of a man who has been described as a “fame-hungry
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Terriers: Revival Movie Coming for Cancelled FX Series?

There is potential good news for fans of the Terriers TV show, which was cancelled after one season of 13 episodes on FX. There was some serious talk at the Atx Television Festival this weekend about making a sequel movie. Deadline reports creator and Ep Ted Griffin said, "We may have investigated [a reboot]," during a “Canceled Too Soon” Terriers panel. "I think we would like to make a movie. And I think we have the idea sort of what we’d want to do, we just need to clear it with Fox [21 Television Studios]."

Executive producer Shawn Ryan added, "There’s a couple of things we’d have to clear. Fox has the rights. This is the kind of show where I feel like if Donal and Mikey were up to it and Ted had the story he wanted to tell this is the world
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Terriers Creators Tease a Possible Revival: "We Would Like to Make a Movie"

The 2010 FX series Terriers is one of my favorite shows, but it was cancelled after only one season because it was marketed terribly and couldn't attract a large enough audience to stay alive. But six years later, the show has become something of a cult hit thanks to people being able to stream it on Netflix, and at the Atx Television Festival, the creators teased a possible movie that would continue the story of down-and-out private investigator buddies Hank and Britt.

Addressing an audience from a panel on stage, Terriers creator/executive producer Ted Griffin told the crowd "We may have investigated" a reboot, and explained what he meant: “I think we would like to make a movie. And I think we have the idea sort of what we’d want to do, we just need to clear it with Fox.” Shawn Ryan, another executive producer on the series, chimed in: “There’s a couple of things we’d have to clear. Fox has the rights. This is the kind of show where I feel like if Donal [Logue] and Mikey [Michael Raymond-James] were up to it and Ted had the story he wanted to tell, this is the world we would definitely revisit, given the opportunity.”

If the rights situation can be worked out, I imagine a Netflix original movie would be the perfect way to continue this story. If only a few hundred thousand people were watching the show at its peak, it definitely doesn't make sense to make a huge Hollywood movie and put it in theaters nationwide, but a smaller budgeted direct-to-Netflix movie would be a nice way to give fans some closure and cap off the original thirteen episode run. I know I'd be thrilled to see that happen...how about you?

Other highlights from the panel:

Michael Raymond-James, who participated in the panel via Skype, joking about where his character Britt has been since the show's cliffhanger finale: "I’m Skyping you guys from some medium-security correctional facility that Britt’s been in these last six years."

Donal Logue on his experience making the show: “Michael and I talk about it all the time. It was the only job I’ve been on where I can’t really describe what it was like. I can’t distinguish myself from a character in this thing and a fan of this thing.”

The show is absolutely worth watching if you haven't seen it before. Here's one of FX's trailers, which doesn't even come close to showing the charm that the show possessed (again, the marketing was a big part of why nobody watched this show when it was on):

Quotes via Deadline
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FX's "Terriers" Could Score A Revival

FX's critically acclaimed and cancelled before its time series "Terriers" may be making a comeback. The series followed an ex-cop and ex-con who start a P.I. business and was canned after one season, even though it has since become a major cult favorite.

Speaking at the Atx Festival this weekend, show producers Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan teased that the show could be returning. He tells Deadline:

"We may have investigated [a revival]. I think we would like to make a movie. And I think we have the idea sort of what we'd want to do, we just need to clear it with Fox. There's a couple of things we'd have to clear. Fox has the rights. This is the kind of show where I feel like if [stars] Donal [Logue] and Mikey [Raymond-James] were up to it and Ted had the story he wanted to tell this is the world we would definitely revisit, given the opportunity."

Logue is a series regular on Fox's "Gotham" so his commitments to that may interfere with his ability to star should such a project go forward.
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