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Tribeca: Patrick Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Steal the Show on Night 3

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Patrick Stewart were two of the stars of the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night, anchoring strong films that made their world premieres half an hour and a couple of miles apart. While Winstead was charming, subtle and quietly devastating in actor/director Chris Messina's “Alex of Venice,” Stewart was gloriously entertaining but also heart-wrenching in Stephen Belber's adaptation of his Broadway play “Match.” “Alex of Venice” screened a little earlier and a little further uptown; directed by Messina, whose day job includes regular roles on “The Mindy Project” and “The Newsroom,” it stars Winstead as the. »

- Steve Pond

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'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn's latest project 'The Divide': Watch the first trailer -- Exclusive

17 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Scandal might be done for the season, but this summer, Tony Goldwyn will be back on TV in a different way.

In July, the Goldwyn-produced drama The Divide, which he worked on with Richard Lagravenese (Behind the Candelabra), will make its debut on the rebranded WEtv network, and Entertainment Weekly has your first look at the series.

“It’s absolutely insane, but intoxicating as well,” Goldwyn told EW back in late November of juggling writing and producing with his Scandal duties. “It’s incredibly busy doing both, but so incredibly creatively inspiring.”

The drama centers on an Innocence Initiative caseworker (Marin Ireland, »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Amy Schumer, Josh Charles Skewer Aaron Sorkin in ‘Foodroom’ Parody (Video)

15 April 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Josh Charles takes a melodramatic stand against healthy food in a new video parodying Aaron Sorkin's “The Newsroom” on Comedy Central's “Inside Amy Schumer.” See video: Aaron Sorkin's ‘The Newsroom’ Gets Eviscerated in Funny or Die Sketch (Video) Charles, who starred on Sorkin's short-lived dramedy “Sports Night” in the late '90s, plays a world weary fast food restaurant manager who's determined to stick to tradition in this spot-on send up of Sorkin's HBO drama. “You tell corporate I'm not putting apple slices on my menu!” Charles declares in the video, titled “The Foodroom.” “What's next, no »

- L.A. Ross

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Amy Schumer's Sorkin Parody 'The Foodroom' is a Triumph

15 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Inside Amy Schumer Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows "Inside Amy Schumer" is always a valuable source of original, incisive sketches -- and in the case of this parody of Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a damning and hilarious one too. Amy brings aboard guest Josh Charles -- yes, the same one who's recent "Good Wife" arc has been, uh, shocking -- for a dramatic walk-and-talk version of politics at a fast food restaurant. The whole thing is funny, but the amazing moment is when Amy says, "A woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater."  Considering Aaron Sorkin once referred to a female reporter as "internet girl" and meant it sincerely, the takedown of "The Newsroom" feels especially kickass.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Inside Amy Schumer Does a Killer Aaron Sorkin Parody with “The Foodroom”

15 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Because Aaron Sorkin has a distinct style, he's an easy target for parody.  However, that doesn't mean parodying him is easy.  There's still a cadence, a tone, and a personality to mimic, and nailing down those elements takes a sharp comedic mind.  Enter Amy Schumer, who's probably about to break out in a big way.  She's the writer and star of the upcoming Judd Apatow film, Trainwreck, and she currently has a series on Comedy Central entitled Inside Amy Schumer.  On the latest episode, she did a glorious parody of The Newsroom by resetting it in a fast food joint.  The results are hilarious.  It's also great to see Josh Charles, who starred on Sorkin's Sports Night, lampooning the kind of role he once played for real. Hit the jump to check out the sketch.

The post Inside Amy Schumer Does a Killer Aaron Sorkin Parody with “The Foodroom” appeared first on Collider. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Exclusive clip: Things get weird on 'Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman'

15 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You want to freak out your friends? Take a page from an exclusive clip from "Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends" (premiering Thurs. April 24 at midnight Et/Pt on Adult Swim). While Gelman ("Eagleheart") seems to just be inviting his fancy Hollywood pals over for a night of chit-chat, things take a turn for the weird. The really weird. What better way to introduce the next course than sobbing on the floor? In the 30-minute special, Gelman invites a roster of buddies including Dale Dickey ("Justified"), Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed ("The Crazy Ones"), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Lance Reddick ("American Horror Story," "Fringe"), Anthony Atamanuik ("30 Rock"), and Alex Karpovsky ("Girls") to have a formal meal with the good china and chat about who comes from where and what they like about New York before Gelman throws a wrench into all the niceties.  »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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This Aaron Sorkin Fast Food Parody Is Hilariously Accurate (Video)

15 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In this Sorkin parody titled "The Foodroom," comedian Amy Schumer brings Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin's distinctive style to a fast food joint -- with hilarious results.

Sorkin is known for his critical hits "The West Wing" and "The Newsroom," but over the years, he's become just as well known for his snappy, witty dialogue, walk-and-talk exchanges, and elaborate monologues -- almost to a fault. Paired up with Sorkin vet Josh Charles ("Sports Night"), Schumer skillfully throws Sorkin's brand of highbrow drama into a greasy kitchen and, well, it's magic. »

- Jonny Black

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Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #33: Chris Messina On How He Completed 'Alex of Venice' While Shooting 'The Mindy Project'

15 April 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chris Messina both directs and stars in "Alex of Venice," a drama about Alex, (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a woman pushed past the comfort zone of everything she knows. Previously known for his work on "The Mindy Project" and HBO's "The Newsroom," this is Messina's directional debut.  Tell us about yourself? I was born and raised in New York and spent many years performing in plays from anywhere from the Bronx to off-Broadway to Broadway. About 8 years ago Alan Ball cast me on the last season of "Six Feet Under" and I moved to Los Angeles to work in film and television more. I've been lucky enough to work with film directors like Woody Allen, Sam Mendes, Nora Ephron, Ben Affleck, David Gordon Green and Noah Baumbach and I learned a great deal from all of them. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Jennifer Todd who is a film producer and our two boys, »

- Indiewire

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Watch Amy Schumer’s Perfect Aaron Sorkin Parody

15 April 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As if you needed another reason to get onboard with Inside Amy Schumer, tonight's episode includes this dead-on Aaron Sorkin parody. Plus, it has The Good Wife and Sports Night's own Josh Charles as the righteous manager of a fast-food restaurant who just wants America to be great again, dammit! "A woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater," Schumer says, perfectly encapsulating everything that's wrong with The Newsroom. The over-the-top sexual tension, the patriotic monologues, the fact that Charles's character is named "J.J. MacAhoy" — this is some gooood fake Sorkin. »

- Margaret Lyons

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History on Autopilot: Errol Morris’ The Unknown Known

14 April 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Throughout season one of The Newsroom, viewers could play an idle game before each episode: which recent news item would be put through the Aaron Sorkin wringer, morphing from painful recent incident to an amusing babble of rapid-fire speech set in comfortably familiar rhythms? Sorkin’s been around so long his trademark back-and-forth/walk-and-talk exchanges smack of self-parody even when well-executed. His familiarity/inflexibility suggests a belief that any historical event or dramatic situation can be processed through the writer’s usual dialogue tricks and emerge with a sufficiently revelatory perspective. The same erroneous assumption underlies Errol MorrisThe Unknown Known, which has expanded […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Jane Fonda Joins Russell Crowe in ‘Fathers and Daughters’

11 April 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have joined the cast of Voltage Prods.’ drama “Fathers and Daughters” alongside Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

Producers are Craig J. Flores and Nicolas Chartier of Voltage and Sherryl Clark of Busted Shark. Production has started in Pittsburgh, with Gabriele Muccino directing.

Fathers and Daughters,” a Black List script penned by Brad Desch, is a love story between a father and daughter living 25 years apart in New York City. Crowe plays a famous novelist and widower struggling with mental illness as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. Seyfried will portray the older version of the daughter in present-day Manhattan as she battles the aftermath of her troubled childhood.

Voltage is handling foreign sales and began selling the film at the American Film Market.

Fonda is portraying the novelist’s literary agent, and Greenwood will play the writer’s brother-in-law and adversary in a custody battle over the daughter. »

- Dave McNary

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Jane Fonda, Bruce Greenwood Join Russell Crowe-Starrer ‘Fathers And Daughters’

11 April 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Voltage Films has set Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood to join Fathers And Daughters, the Gabriele Muccino-directed film that stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhané Wallis and Octavia Spencer. Production just got underway in Pittsburgh. The film is a love story between a troubled father and his daughter who lives in New York 25 years after him, Crowe plays a famous novelist suffering from depression as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. Seyfried plays the girl as an adult, who has struggles of her own, shrapnel from that childhood. Fonda will play the novelist’s longtime friend and literary agent while Greenwood will play the writer’s brother-in-law, who with his wife (Kruger) wages a legal battle to forcibly adopt the young daughter (Kylie Rogers). Fonda has been on a tear, next starring alongside Jason Bateman and Tina Fey in This Is Where I Leave You, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Exclusive: Alison Pill, Alex Karpovsky & More Join Adult Swim's 'Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends'

8 April 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adult Swim has made a stir attracting quality guest stars for special event programs of late, including Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, and Amy Poehler -- and that's just for Adam Scott's "The Greatest Event in Television History." Now, they'll be broadcasting their first celebrity dinner party with a late night twist. "Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends" premieres Thursday, April 24th at midnight, and Indiewire has exclusive photos as well as the full list of cast members/dinner guests.  Joining Gelman for the half-hour special he co-wrote with director Jason Woliner ("Eagleheart") are Dale Dickey ("Justified," "True Blood"), Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed ("A Serious Man," "In a World..."), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Lance Reddick ("The Wire," "Fringe"), Anthony Atamanuik ("30 Rock," "Broad City") and Alex Karpovsky ("Girls").  The scripted comedy special invites guests to "a lively night of dining, showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman, a »

- Ben Travers

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Exclusive: Alison Pill, Alex Karpovsky & More Join Adult Swim's 'Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends'

8 April 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Adult Swim has made a stir attracting quality guest stars for special event programs of late, including Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, and Amy Poehler -- and that's just for Adam Scott's "The Greatest Event in Television History." Now, they'll be broadcasting their first celebrity dinner party with a late night twist. "Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends" premieres Thursday, April 24th at midnight, and Indiewire has exclusive photos as well as the full list of cast members/dinner guests.  Joining Gelman for the half-hour special he co-wrote with director Jason Woliner ("Eagleheart") are Dale Dickey ("Justified," "True Blood"), Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed ("A Serious Man," "In a World..."), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Lance Reddick ("The Wire," "Fringe"), Anthony Atamanuik ("30 Rock," "Broad City") and Alex Karpovsky ("Girls").  The scripted comedy special invites guests to "a lively night of dining, showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman, a...

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- Ben Travers

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MacKenzie Porter Joins AMC’s ‘Hell On Wheels’; Salli Richardson-Whitfield In Bet’s ‘Being Mary Jane’

8 April 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Canadian country music singer and actress MacKenzie Porter has been cast as a series regular in AMCs Western drama series Hell On Wheels, from Entertainment One, Endemol USA and Nomadic Pictures. Porter, repped by Red Management in Canada and Klwgn Entertainment, will play Naomi, Cullen Bohannon’s (Anson Mount) wife and mother of his child who is torn between the restrictive Mormon way of life (all she’s ever known), and the exotic adventure promised by life with her gentile husband outside the Mormon fort. Principal photography on the series’ fourth season begins later this month in Calgary. Porter was last seen in the features Tom, Dick & Harriet and Killer Among Us. Salli Richardson-Whitfield (I Am A Legend) has signed on to recur on Bet’s Being Mary Jane, which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor. Richardson-Whitfield, repped by Innovative and Frontline, will appear in at least »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Actor

7 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here's our take on the best drama actor category, which is extremely crowded due to "True Detective" and its lead actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson competing here. Which could very well mean that the last two years of winners -- Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") -- won't even get nominated this time around. Or maybe they will. But given Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm are also in the mix, it's gonna be tough. Below are predictions for best drama actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Matthew McConaughey, True Detective 2. Jon Hamm, Mad Men 3. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 4. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 5. Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 6. Damian Lewis, Homeland Spoiler: Woody Harrelson, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Actor

7 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here's our take on the best drama actor category, which is extremely crowded due to "True Detective" and its lead actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson competing here. Which could very well mean that the last two years of winners -- Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") -- won't even get nominated this time around. Or maybe they will. But given Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm are also in the mix, it's gonna be tough. Below are predictions for best drama actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Matthew McConaughey, True Detective 2. Jon Hamm, Mad Men 3. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 4. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 5. Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 6. Damian Lewis, Homeland Spoiler: Woody Harrelson, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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News Nuggets: Women in Film name Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington as best actresses

31 March 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Women in Film announce their five honorees for the 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards, to be held on June 11 in Los Angeles. Recent Oscar champ Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") is named for excellence in film. Emmy nominee Kerry Washington ("Scandal") will receive the award for excellence in television. Rose Byrne (face of the future), Jennifer Lee (director, "Frozen"), and Eva Longoria (humanatarian) are the other recipients who will be honored at the annual charity event. Variety. -Break- Tony winning Broadway musical "Spring Awakening" might finally be in production as a film this summer. Writers Duncan Sheik and Steven Slater have it in development and have written a new song for the project. Director McG is already attached, as is Tom Hanks' company Playtone. It won eight Tonys in 2007 including Best Musical and helped launch the careers of John Gallagher, Jr. ("The Newsroom"), Jonathan Groff ("Loo »

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Thanks to 'True Detective,' This Year's Emmy Race Is Going to Be Brutal

26 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

HBO just did the network version of a mic drop.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable outlet is planning on submitting the highly-acclaimed "True Detective" in the drama categories rather than miniseries at this year's Emmys.

It's a surprising move; with its eight-episode limited run, "True Detective" would likely have swept the miniseries categories (that's been FX's strategy with its anthology series "American Horror Story"). Instead, HBO is going for broke in the already-packed drama races. Perhaps the network felt like it'd been too long since it won the Best Drama trophy; the last time was in 2007 for "The Sopranos." Since then, HBO has bested by rivals Showtime and AMC.

This sets up a major showdown between "True Detective" and the final season of "Breaking Bad," as well as shows like "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," and "House of Cards," and pits Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey against three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, »

- Kelly Woo

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HBO Submitting True Detective As A Drama Series, Rather Than Miniseries At The Emmys

26 March 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, the 2014 Emmys just got very interesting. The general consensus around the water cooler seemed to be that two categories were all but guaranteed: Breaking Bad would win for Best Drama Series, and Bryan Cranston would win for Best Actor. The show’s final season was met with near universal praise, and what better way to honor it, and Heisenberg himself, than give it two more statues?

Unfortunately for AMC, it looks like their perfect Emmy night may be interrupted as True Detective is set to throw a Rush Cohle-sized wrench into their plans. HBO has announced that they won’t be submitting their crime thriller in the miniseries category, which it would undoubtedly dominate. Instead, they’re aiming for the fences and submitting the show as a drama series. 

That means it will (probably) go against such heavyweights as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards. »

- James Garcia

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