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‘Baby,’ ‘Matriarca,’ ‘Suria’ Join Brazilian Powerhouse 02 Filmes’ TV Slate (Exclusive)

27 February 2015 2:55 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Underscoring the rapid consolidation of top-echelon Brazilian producers as diversified multi-project film-tv production houses, Sao Paulo’s o2 Filmes, whose credits include Fernando Meirelles’ “City of God” and “The Constant Gardner” and Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” has eight TV fiction dramas in development, including half hour comedy “The Friends of My Baby” and the corruption-themed “Matriarca.”

Meirelles began his career working in TV. But the size of O2 Filmes’ current development slate suggests that Brazil’s top companies are taking the opportunities for TV production based out of Brazil very seriously indeed.

In early development, “The Friends of My Baby” is a comedy about a single father and a baby. Gnt, Brazil’s most prominent femme-targeting cable TV channel and one of the jewels in the crown of Globosat, Globo’s giant pay TV operator, has acquired Brazilian rights.

“Matriarca” is a “dark humored” fiction drama about Brazil’s political classes and corruption, »

- John Hopewell

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Alison Pill Cast In Jenna Bans ABC Pilot

26 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Newsroom alum Alison Pill has signed on to the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuigan. It follows the return of a politician's (Joan Allen) young son, Adam Warren (Liam James), who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to re-examine what… »

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Pilot News: James Brolin Joins CBS Family Comedy Life in Pieces

25 February 2015 8:02 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

TV and movie vet James Brolin is entering uncharted territory: the single-camera comedy.

The erstwhile Marcus Welby, M.D. star has joined CBS’ upcoming pilot Life in Pieces, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The project centers on one family via stories told by its different members. Brolin will portray patriarch John Short, who is going through a crisis as he approaches his 70th birthday.

Rounding out the clan are Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Colin Hanks (Fargo) and, as the family matriarch, »

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Kathy Bates, Danny Glover Join Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon in Joshua Marston Project

23 February 2015 6:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are joining Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon in director Joshua Marston’s first English-language feature, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled project from the “Maria Full of Grace” director was unveiled in November at the American Film Market with Protagonist handling international sales.

New York-based Parts & Labor (“Love Is Strange”) is the production company. Producers are Jay Van Hoy, Lucas Joaquin and Lars Knudsen.

Weisz will portray a guest introduced at a dinner party hosted by Shannon’s character — who increasingly believes he knows the guest by a different name and different biography.

Marston’s “Maria Full of Grace” won the Alfred Bauer Award at Berlin, and his “The Forgiveness of Blood” won the Silver Berlin Bear for best screenplay. He has also directed TV episodes of “The Newsroom,” “The Good Wife” and “In Treatment.”

Bates won an Emmy last year for “American Horror Show: Coven. »

- Dave McNary

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Pilot Scoop: Newsroom, Enlisted Stars Join CBS' Family Comedy Life in Pieces

19 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Newsroom‘s Thomas Sadoski has boarded CBS’ comedy pilot Life in Pieces, joining Colin Hanks (Fargo) and Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), TVLine has learned.

Related Pilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The single-camera project tells the story of one family through the separate perspectives of its different members. Sadoski will play Matt Short, the middle sibling who can’t catch a break. Recently, a failed career has forced him back home with his parents.

Additionally, Angelique Cabral (Enlisted) has been cast as Colleen, the woman Matt has just fallen in »

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Thomas Sadoski To Star In CBS Pilot ‘Life In Pieces’; Angelique Cabral Also Cast

19 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Newsroom‘s Thomas Sadoski is set as a lead opposite Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt in Life in Pieces, CBS' single-camera comedy pilot from 20th TV and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. Also cast in the pilot, written by Justin Adler, is Angelique Cabral (Enlisted). The project is about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Sadoski plays middle sibling Matt Short who can’t catch a break, the most recent being a… »

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Chris Messina Reveals New Film's 'Mindy Project' Connection — Plus, Check Out the 'Alex of Venice' Poster

19 February 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chris Messina is no stranger to being in front of the camera -- he plays the curmudgable Danny Castellano on Fox’s The Mindy Project and has starred in The Newsroom, Argo, and Julie & Julia -- but for the first time, he’s stepping behind the camera. And it’s been a long time coming.

“I had wanted to direct for a while,” Messina told ETonline. “And I was kind of talking about it for a while. I was scared to do it, and I couldn’t ever find the right project.” Then came Alex of Venice.

The movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) as the titular Alex, a workaholic environmental attorney who must learn to balance work life and familial duties to her ailing father and introverted son after her husband (played by Messina) unexpectedly leaves.

Here’s the exclusive debut of the movie’s poster:

Electric City Entertainment

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Chris Messina Reveals New Movie's 'Mindy Project' Connection — Plus, Check Out the 'Alex of Venice' Poster

19 February 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chris Messina is no stranger to being in front of the camera -- he plays the curmudgable Danny Castellano on Fox’s The Mindy Project and has starred in The Newsroom, Argo, and Julie & Julia -- but for the first time, he’s stepping behind the camera. And it’s been a long time coming.

“I had wanted to direct for a while,” Messina told ETonline. “And I was kind of talking about it for a while. I was scared to do it, and I couldn’t ever find the right project.” Then he found Alex of Venice.

The movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the titular Alex, a workaholic environmental attorney who must learn to balance her work life and her familial duties to her ailing father and introverted son after her husband (played by Messina) unexpectedly leaves.

Here’s the exclusive debut of the movie’s poster:

Electric City Entertainment

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Jane Fonda, 77, Admits She Smokes Pot 'Every Now and Then'

18 February 2015 10:20 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

At age 77, Jane Fonda is still turning heads on the red carpet, and yet also manages to toke one up every once in a while.

The Newsroom star is featured on the cover of Dujour's Spring 2015 issue and reveals what she has learned looking back on her life. "I have a strong believe that older people have a greater sense of well-being. Older women in particular, it's like, 'What the hell do we have to lose?'"

It's this outlook that can explain why Fonda admits she still lights up on occasion. "I'll smoke pot every now and then. That revelation comes with a caveat, of course. I cannot see a movie on pot," Fonda explains. "The number of movies I've seen thinking, 'This is probably the best I have ever seen,' and then I'll see it again sober and think, 'What was I thinking?'"

Video: Jane Fonda Talks Sex, Teenagers and Parenting »

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Pilot News: Marcia Gay Harden Boards CBS' Code Black Medical Drama

17 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden is scrubbing in for CBS this pilot season, with a role on the medical drama Code Black.

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Based on the festival award-winning Ryan McGarry documentary, Code Black is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation — L.A. County Hospital — where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Harden will play Christa, a former soccer mom whose son died of cancer. Now she is a newly minted, »

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Unbroken’ Lead Mpse Golden Reel Awards

15 February 2015 11:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 62nd Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards recognized features including “Birdman,” “Big Hero 6,” “Unbroken” and “Get on Up” at Sunday night’s ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Birdman” took the sound editing music award, while James Brown biopic “Get On Up” received the musical feature sound editing award. “Unbroken” won for dialogue/Adr, while “American Sniper” won for FX/Foley. “Big Hero 6″ took the sound and music editing award for feature animation.

The Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 20 categories including feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation and documentaries.

Darren Aronofsky was honored with the Filmmaker award, with supervising sound editor Craig Henighan presenting,while the Career Achievement Award went to supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay, with Greg Orloff presenting.

Mpse president Frank Morrone said in his opening address, “Our goal is to improve the prestige and recognition »

- Variety Staff

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Unbroken’ Lead Mpse Golden Reel Awards

15 February 2015 11:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 62nd Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards recognized features including “Birdman,” “Big Hero 6,” “Unbroken” and “Get on Up” at Sunday night’s ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Birdman” took the sound editing music award, while James Brown biopic “Get On Up” received the musical feature sound editing award. “Unbroken” won for dialogue/Adr, while “American Sniper” won for FX/Foley. “Big Hero 6″ took the sound and music editing award for feature animation.

The Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 20 categories including feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation and documentaries.

Darren Aronofsky was honored with the Filmmaker award, with supervising sound editor Craig Henighan presenting,while the Career Achievement Award went to supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay, with Greg Orloff presenting.

Mpse president Frank Morrone said in his opening address, “Our goal is to improve the prestige and recognition »

- Variety Staff

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How Did NBC's Slap Strike You?

12 February 2015 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you’ve seen any of NBC’s recent promos for its new miniseries The Slap, you may have been tricked into thinking that Zachary Quinto’s Harry is the lone bad guy in a group of do-gooders.

But the show’s premiere episode, which debuted Thursday, paints a much different picture.

Early into the hour, it becomes clear that every character in the ensemble is massively flawed, particularly Hector (The Killing‘s Peter Sarsgaard), from whose perspective the episode is told.

RelatedThe Slap Team on Morally Ambiguous NBC Drama: You’ll See ‘a Lot of Gray’

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The Slap Review – TV NBC – High Drama Meets Flaccid Characterizations

12 February 2015 12:49 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Slap, an 8-episode recreation of an Australian miniseries, which is based on a popular novel, is NBC‘s latest attempt at “Event Television,” but it is a tricky, sloppy effort that purports to be an examination of, to varying degrees, “reality,” but in the sense that demands the quotation marks.

As the promos, and name, give away, the show revolves around what happens to a family when one moment, a slap, throws everything into turmoil. This leads us to, as we get toward the end of the show, a great many secrets being revealed.

There could hardly be more of a misrepresentation of what this show is about.

After watching the show’s trailer, and perhaps hearing a very basic outline, you might get the idea that the show is about trying to get past a horrible mistake. A child is shown to be rather unruly, and his parents »

- Marc Eastman

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Blackhat Star John Oritz Signs On For Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Drama

12 February 2015 8:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off Michael Mann’s cybernetic hacking thriller Blackhat, John Oritz has boarded Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs in a supporting role.

According to Deadline, Oritz — whose previous credits include appearances in Silver Linings Playbook and Fast and Furious 6 — will play the part of Joel Pforzheimer, a journalist tasked with interviewing the titular visionary for GQ magazine. No other details of his role nor how prominent it will prove to be were shared at this time.

Oritz now joins a growing ensemble cast for Boyle’s production, one that includes Seth Rogen as Jobs’ partner-in-technological-crime Steve Wozniak, not to mention Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss as Lisa Brennan, the Apple co-founder’s daughter. From what we understand, Brennan’s character will have significant part to play in the final product, with the script orbiting around three of the company’s most high-profile product launches within its illustrious history, »

- Michael Briers

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Veteran '60 Minutes' Reporter Bob Simon Dead in Car Accident

11 February 2015 7:12 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Veteran 60 Minutes reporter Bob Simon was killed Wednesday in a car accident in New York City, CBS News reports. The celebrated journalist was 73.

CBS Evening News achor Scott Pelley broke into regular programming at 7:01 p.m. Pt to deliver the news.

According to the New York Daily News, Simon was a passenger in a livery cab. The vehicle was driving south on the West Side Highway when it suddenly rear-ended another car and then crashed into the median.

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Simon was rushed to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the cab and the 23-year-old driver of the car that was rear-ended both sustained minor injuries.

No information regarding the cause of the accident has been released.

CBS News President David Rhodes released a statement saying, "Bob Simon was a giant of broadcast journalism, and a dear friend to everyone in the CBS News family. We are all »

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TV Review: ‘The Slap’

10 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Adapted from a novel turned into a compelling Australian series that received sparse U.S. exposure via DirecTV, “The Slap” arrives on NBC with a sensational cast and ambitious premise, following the repercussions of one impulsive act from multiple perspectives as it reverberates through numerous lives. Novelistic in its approach — with a sober narration that brings to mind the movie “Little Children” — it’s the kind of admirable experiment that, for broadcasters, has seldom paid off. Hewing closely to the earlier program at the outset, “The Slap” will need good fortune to make a mark in this inhospitable Thursday timeslot.

Certainly, the logline is calibrated to entice viewers: An adult slaps an ill-behaving child who is not his own at a birthday party, sending shock waves through the assortment of friends and relatives on hand.

The eight-episode event series, however, unfolds from the singular perspective of different characters, meaning the »

- Brian Lowry

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HBO Developing ‘Incurable’ From Will Strouse and Alan Poul

9 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO is taking a look at the lighter side of the supernatural world with a drama from writer Will Strouse and director Alan Poul.

“Incurable” revolves around a support group for people with supernatural problems. The project was previously developed as a feature.

Strouse (pictured right) wrote the script and will serve as co-exec producer. Poul (left), no stranger to HBO from his work on “Six Feet Under” and “The Newsroom,” will direct and exec produce if the pilot is ordered.

Strouse has developed in the past for FX and CBS Television Studios. He’s repped by UTA. Poul’s with Wme.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2 Teaser Is a Drug- and Energy Drink-Fueled Gutbuster (Video)

6 February 2015 5:20 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO’s sleeper startup hit “Silicon Valley” sent up its namesake brilliantly in its first season and, with the release of its Season 2 promo on Friday, it appears due for another round of programmer stereotypes, venture capitalist clowning and tech sector in-jokes. In the teaser, the group of developers comprising tech startup Pied Piper, led by skittish coding prodigy Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch), plugs in and pounds down energy drinks, snack foods and bowls of Froot Loops in an effort to maintain consciousness during programming tedium. See photos: Aaron Sorkin Hints at More HBO Projects at ‘The Newsroom’ Final Season Premiere (Photos) Applying. »

- Jordan Burchette

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Laura Marano on Austin & Ally's End, Bad Hair, Her BMW Crush and More

6 February 2015 12:17 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On the horizon for Disney Channel star Laura Marano is one Bad Hair Day and an eventual goodbye, as Austin & Ally continues its fourth and final season this Sunday at 8/7c.

TVLine met up with the 19-year-old actress/singer to tease Bad Hair (which is available now via Disney On Demand and Watch Disney, and premieres Friday the 13th on Disney Channel), survey some big changes for Austin & Ally and make note of her most un-Disneylike behavior. (Worry not, kids – it’s quite family friendly.)

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