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Last weekend was a major one in Hollywood, thanks to the 2017 Emmys!
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Debra Messing made sure to keep Zyrtec on hand to keep allergies at bay as she got ready for Emmy weekend events on Sept. 16.
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Julianne Hough, Nina Dobrev and Lea Michele kicked off the weekend by meeting up at the pre-Emmy Variety and Women in Film 2017 TV bash, at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, California, on Sept. 15, where guests sipped on specialty Svedka Vodka cocktails during the soiree, which was presented »
Jennifer Love Hewitt, was that you?? And is that a perm?? The 38-year-old Party of Five, The Client List and Criminal Minds alum, who joined Instagram this week, posted on her page her first Throwback Thursday pic, which shows herself as one sassy-looking kid, wearing spectacular late '80s/early '90s styles, such as a beaded turtleneck, colorful bracelets and her then-wild hair tied in a top ponytail. "My eleven year old self had a lot of confidence. #hairgoals#fashionist," she wrote. See more Tbt pics celebs have posted. Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly, 37, shared on Thursday an awesome Tbt pic—a portrait of her as a »
The CW is developing a one-hour drama series based on Lesley Livingston’s novel “The Valiant,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The series would follow a Celtic princess on the run from an arranged marriage and a sheltered life who is captured and forced into slavery under Julius Caesar. She ends up training among the first wave of female Gladiators to compete in the Colosseum for fame, fortune and, ultimately, her freedom.
Laurie Arent will write and executive produce, with Mary Beth Basile also executive producing. Warner Bros. Television will produce. Arent most recently wrote and produced for “NCIS: New Orleans,” and has also worked on NBC’s “Life” and Lifetime’s “The Client List.” Basile was an associate producer on ABC’s “October Road” and most recently executive produced the pilot “Evil Men” for USA Network. Both Arent and Basile are repped by Wme.
Should the project get ordered to series, it »
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The deadline for the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 14th annual Power of Diversity Master Workshop has been extended, the PGA announced in a press release. Applications will now be accepted until 6 p.m. Pst on Wednesday, March 22.
The Power of Diversity Workshop is “designed to foster the development of aspiring and seasoned producers who bring diverse perspectives to television, film, documentary, and digital media” the press release explains. Ten producers will be selected from a global search for the two-month program.
Selectees will participate in “master classes headlined by some of today’s top producers, as well as one-to-one mentoring with members of the Producers Guild Diversity Committee.” They will receive training on how to best pitch, package, finance, and market as well as learn about multiplatforms, new media opportunities, and other producing skills. Additionally, specific topics will be designed for participants and their individual projects.
Offered free of charge, the workshop will take place from mid-May through mid-July in Los Angeles. The PGA encourages non-guild members to apply.
Bruna Papandrea (“Big Little Lies”, “Gone Girl”), Lori McCreary (“Madam Secretary”), Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”), Caryn Mandabach (“Nurse Jackie”), Lindsay Doran (“Nanny McPhee, “Sense and Sensibility”), and Bonnie Arnold (“How To Train Your Dragon” franchise, “Toy Story”), are among the workshop’s past guest speakers.
“We are thrilled by the recent influx of more diverse projects into the marketplace and are optimistic that the industry will soon recognize that greenlighting authentic, diverse stories is also good business,” said Julie Janata and Sasheen Artis, Chairs of the PGA Diversity Workshop.
They continued, “In the workshop, we celebrate all ethnicities, all religions, all genders, all sexual orientations, all ages and levels of ability, as we empower these creative producers to bring their full passion and unique voice to the screen.”
As the 2017 Diversity Report suggests, initiatives like the Diversity Workshop are still sorely needed for women and minorities in the entertainment industry. The study from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA concluded that — despite many recent gains — women and people of color were underrepresented “on every front in 2014–15.”
Go to the PGA Diversity Workshop website to apply or for more information.
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- Rachel Montpelier
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