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Faking It's Katie Stevens to Lead Freeform Drama Pilot Issues

22 August 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Three months after the untimely cancellation of MTV’s Faking It, star Katie Stevens is rebounding with a lead role on Freeform’s Issues, a drama pilot about the cutthroat world of magazine publishing in New York City.

RelatedFreeform Greenlights Violent Mermaid Drama Pilot The Deep

Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, Issues takes place at Scarlet magazine, where Stevens’ Jane was just hired to her dream position. She and her co-workers — social media director Kat (Chasing Life‘s Aisha Dee) and harrowed assistant Sutton (Political AnimalsMeghann Fahy) — unite under Jacqueline (Transparent »

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Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee & Meghann Fahy Cast As Leads In Freeform Pilot ‘Issues’

22 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Faking It alumna Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee (Chasing Life) and Meghann Fahy (Political Animals) have landed lead roles in Freeform drama pilot Issues, from Universal Television and The District. Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, the scripted show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women's magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart… »

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‘Transparent’ and ‘Faking It’ Stars Cast in Freeform Pilot ‘Issues’

22 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Freeform has set the cast for their “Cosmopolitan” inspired pilot “Issues.”

Katie Stevens, who stars in MTV’s “Faking It,” and “Transparent’s” Melora Hardin will topline the pilot, along with Sam Page (“House of Cards,” “Desperate Housewives”), Aisha Dee (“Chasing Life”), Meghann Fahy (“Political Animals”) and Matt Ward (“Remedy”).

Stevens will star as Jane, who has just been promoted to her dream job as a writer for Scarlet Magazine. Dee will play Kat, another Scarlet Magazine employee, who was just promoted to social media director. Fahy rounds out the trio as Sutton, the last of her friends to be an assistant at Scarlet, who is keeping a secret from her friends.

The three friends all work for Scarlet’s editor in chief Jacqueline, played by Hardin. Described as quietly tough and confident, she can intimidate without saying a word, but she also has a strong nurturing side and encourages Jane to find her voice as a »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Ellen Burstyn Recalls First Emmy Win, Missing Her Oscar Moment

12 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ellen Burstyn received her first Emmy nom in 1981 for the telepic “The People vs. Jean Harris.” She finally won nearly 30 years later for a guest spot on “Law & Order: Svu.” With three noms during that span, and three more since (including one this year as Robin Wright’s steely mother on “House of Cards”), the Oscar- and Tony-winner is clearly a TV Academy favorite.

What are your memories of winning that first Emmy?

When you’re a guest on a series you don’t get your award at the ceremony. You go to the kiddie table. Then when you get an award, you get to be a presenter on the big show. I was sitting next to Carol Burnett, we were both nominated. When they called my name I hugged her as though she would be happy for me. When I thought about it later, I thought “That was a little inappropriate.” But »

- Geoff Berkshire

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USA Reclaiming Sunday As Original Night With New Drama Series ‘Eyewitness’

3 August 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Five years ago, in summer 2011, USA Network had a Sunday night block of crime drama procedurals with Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which kept its original NBC Sunday 9 Pm slot for most of its USA run, and In Plain Sight. USA switched gears the following year, opting to take on acclaimed Sunday 9 Pm fare like AMC’s Mad Men with Greg Berlanti’s Political Animals. It was the last time that USA aired original scripted series on Sunday, which became home for the off-network… »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Delivers USA Network Its First Drama Series Emmy Nom

14 July 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

USA Network dominated during the early aughts with their comedy series Monk (18 nominations, eight wins), and then with 2007 miniseries The Starter Wife (10 noms, one win) and 2013 Political Animals (five noms, one win). However, today the cable network and Universal Cable Productions earned their first Drama Series nomination with its cyber thriller series Mr. Robot.  In total, the show landed six noms including a first Emmy nom for leading actor Rami Malek, who plays… »

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Carla Gugino Gets In "Shape"

2 July 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ new images of actress Carla Gugino aka 'Sally Jupiter, Silk Spectre' in "Watchmen" (2009), posing for the latest issue of "Shape" magazine:

Gugino is also noted for her role as 'Ingrid Cortez' in the "Spy Kids" trilogy...

...as 'Dr. Vera Gorski' in "Sucker Punch" (2011)...

...and as the lead characters of the television series 'Karen Sisco' and 'Threshold'.

Her other feature film work includes starring roles in "Son in Law" (1993), "Sin City" (2005)," Night at the Museum" (2006), "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011) and "San Andreas" (2015).

Gugino also had lead roles in the television mini-series "Political Animals" (2012) and "Wayward Pines" (2015).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Carla Gugino...

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- Michael Stevens

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Kate Nowlin’s ‘Blood Stripe’ Wins U.S. Fiction Award at La Film Festival

9 June 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Nowlin’s thriller “Blood Stripe,” directed by Remy Auberjonois, has won the U.S. Fiction Award at the La Film Festival.

The movie, which marks Auberjonois’ feature debut, centers on a Marine sergeant returning home to find herself hemorrhaging anxiety and paranoia from unseen wounds. Auberjonois directed from a script he co-wrote with Nowlin.

Producers are Schuyler Weiss, Julie Christeas, Auberjonois and Nowlin. Tom Lipinski, Chris Sullivan, Rusty Schwimmer and Auberjonois’ father Rene also star.

The nine-day festival, now in its 22nd year, closes Thursday night with a screening of “Desierto,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal. “Lowriders” was the opening night film.

The U.S. Fiction Jury also awarded a special mention for comedy for “Chee and T,” directed by Tanuj Chopra; and a special mention for visual accomplishment for Amber Tamblyn’s drama “Paint it Black.” Tamblyn co-wrote the script with Ed Dougherty and produced with Wren Arthur, Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell. »

- Dave McNary

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Top Women Cinematographers Reveal 7 Best Tips for Career Success

5 June 2016 6:33 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What does it take to succeed in a man’s world? A Los Angeles Film Festival panel of women cinematographers ivealed what it took to make it to the top of a competitive industry.

1. A shot of LSD. Cinema verite shooter Joan Churchill (“Last Days in Vietnam”) started out by recovering from an eight-hour acid trip, she admitted, to shoot some of the most iconic images from the Rolling Stones Altamont doc, “Gimme Shelter.” That led to the assignment of shooting the Louds in PBS’s “An American Family.” A documentary cameraperson, often working with a hand-held camera and natural light, has to have “people skills,” she said. “You have to be interested in your subjects.” When she moved to London, she couldn’t get work until she joined the Asc—and became its first woman member. Her membership card read: “Lady Cameraman.”

2. Read and reread the script. French-born Maryse Alberti »

- Anne Thompson

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The Los Angeles Film Festival Embraces Its City and Finds a Niche

3 June 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The transition of Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival continues. Geographically, the fest has moved away from downtown to multiple Arclight locations. Opening night in Hollywood, Ricardo de Montreuil’s coming-of-age East L.A. drama “Lowriders,” starring Demián Bichir and Theo Rossi as father and estranged ex-con son, signaled the fest’s mission: Provide a diverse program directed by rising filmmakers: among the 42 competition films, 87% are first-and-second-timers, 43% are women and 38% are people of color, while 90% of the 58 total festival films are world premieres.

Developed by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, “Lowriders” (written by Cheo Hodari Coker, Joshua Beirne-GoldenElgin James, and Justin Tipping), finally got made when the budget dropped—under Universal’s low-budget producing partner,  Jason Blum—from $20 million to $5 million. The grittiness helps the scruffy, colorful movie, which Laff head Stephanie Allain loved for being “so Los Angeles, so culturally rich,” she told the Arclight crowd. “Made by filmmakers of color, ‘Lowriders’ embodies our mission.” (The film will go out under a Universal label that remains to be seen, per Blum.)

Since Allain took over in 2014, the festival has lost some of its key programming talent (David Ansen, Doug Jones, Maggie McKay); the sprawling program is now commandeered by film professor Roya Rastegar (Bryn Mawr College). Very much in charge is Laff’s high-powered director, studio-trained producer Allain (“Boyz ‘n the Hood,” “Hustle & Flow”), who has pulled her friend Elvis Mitchell into a role as year-round “curator,” which basically means hosting Q & As at Film Independent-programmed events at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

As Laff becomes more local, eclectic, multi-cultural, and interactive, the Laff seeks to occupy a niche and grow its audience via a more populist, less international festival.

Truth is, only a few top-ranked film festivals a year are must-attend destinations packed with high-end world premieres and star attendees. Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice, New York, and Telluride top the list. So there’s some logic to opting out of that competitive arena. Increasingly, fests like Tribeca and SXSW are pushing outside the area of indie film to create alluring events for audiences, from interactive transmedia showcases and TV series premieres to high-profile panels, Q & As, and “Master Classes.” So it makes sense to brand Laff with an identifiable niche.

Giving people awards and tributes is another route pursued by awards-friendly fests like Santa Barbara and Palm Springs, hence Saturday Laff will award “Selma” director Ava DuVernay as well as her distribution company Array Releasing (her own “Middle of Nowhere” plus “Ashes and Embers,” “Mississippi Damned,” “Kinyarwanda,” and “Restless City”) with the annual Spirit of Independence Award given to members of the independent film community who “advance the cause of independent film and champion creative freedom.” Last year, Array bought La Film Festival Us Fiction award-winner “Out of My Hand” for distribution, along with “Ayanda.”

Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”) is the 2016 Festival’s Guest Director; he’s offering a master class on sound design for “Creed.” And Nate Parker hosted a screening of Sundance Oscar contender “Birth of a Nation.” This weekend also brings a panel of women cinematographers.

The question is whether Allain’s quest for diversity will coincide with choosing the best movies, ones that create buzz for must-see titles—so far, actress Amber Tamblyn’s directing debut, “Paint It Black,” debuting Friday night at Lacma, has earned the most advance word of mouth. Established fest circuit titles such as Roger Ross Williams’ autism doc “Life, Animated,” closing night border film “Desierto” from Jonás Cuarón (“Gravity”), starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Mike Birbliglia and Ira Glass’s latest collaboration, improv comedy “Don’t Think Twice,” starring Keegan-Michael Key, are all worth seeing.

But for many of the unknown titles unspooling this week, audiences and buyers will just have to check them out and spread the word, good or bad. Otherwise, they’ll disappear into the ether.

Here are Indiewire’s Laff picks so far.

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- Anne Thompson

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Legends of Tomorrow Season One Arrives from the Future August 23

29 May 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (May 26, 2016) – Control your own fate and catch up with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the complete first season of the epic series on Blu-rayTM including Digital HD and DVD on August 23, 2016. Before the second season returns on The CW, fans can watch all 16 exhilarating episodes from the first season, plus nearly an hour of extra content, including the 2015 Comic-Con Panel, featurettes, and a gag reel. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is The CW’s #2 show among Total Viewers, coming in only behind The Flash.*  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.99 Srp for the DVD and $44.98 Srp for the Blu-ray including Digital HD.

*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 Us AA%; excluding repeats, specials, and <3 TCs; Season To-Date = 9/21/15-2/7/16

From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this Super Hero team-up that combines characters from both series, »

- ComicMix Staff

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season Blu-ray details and special features revealed

26 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced details of the Blu-ray and DVD release for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season, which is set to arrive on August 23rd.

See Also: Order DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this Super Hero team-up that combines characters from both series, as well as new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront the unstoppable threat of the immortal Vandal Savage— a threat which not only puts the world at stake, but all of time itself.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Titanic), Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns »

- Gary Collinson

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Blu-Ray Release Date And Featurettes Revealed

26 May 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A week has passed since the season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow aired and while you have the option to catch reruns here and there over the next few months, we all know it’s preferable to beef up your collection by adding the latest superhero set to your shelf. On August 23, you can do just that when Rip Hunter, Firestorm, The Atom, White Canary, and the rest of the Waverider crew fly into stores.

Below you can check out the full press release, which features a detailed synopsis and a full rundown of bonus features. Not only that, a first look at the front cover art can be glimpsed. The CW has done a phenomenal job with promo images for its superhero shows over the past few years, with each looking like a high resolution still of a brilliant visual effects shot. This situation is no different »

- Eric Joseph

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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon to Receive Cannes' Women in Motion Awards — Indiewire's Friday Rundown

6 May 2016 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition. The festival will open with "Captain Fantastic" and close with "Strike a Pose." Other highlights include "Political Animals," "Indignation" and "Our Kind of Traitor." The festival will also play home to a number of honors, including the presentation of two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the festival's annual Filmmaker on the Edge Award while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Filmmaker Effie T. Brown will provide the keynote address at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers' Brunch on Sunday, June 19. The festival runs from June 15-19. You can find out more right here.  Stay up to date on all of today's buzziest industry news »

- Zack Sharf

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San Franciso Film Festival Honors Ellen Burstyn

18 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society has selected Ellen Burstyn as the recipient of its Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting.

The award will be presented at the April 25 awards night for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival at Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion.

Ellen Burstyn’s extraordinary career in film and television has provided some of cinema’s most indelible performances,” said Noah Cowan, the festival’s executive director. “She has collaborated with some of the medium’s finest directors over many years and in a remarkable range of genres. Her recent performance in Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’ is perhaps her bravest yet — caustic, sincere and unforgettable.”

Burstyn will also be publicly honored at An Afternoon with Ellen Burstyn at the Victoria Theatre on Saturday. An onstage interview and a selection of clips from Burstyn’s notable acting career will be followed by a screening of »

- Dave McNary

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Greg Berlanti, Ilene Chaiken to Be Honored by Alliance of Women Directors

30 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Alliance of Women Directors has tapped Greg Berlanti and Ilene Chaiken as honorees at its inaugural awards show on April 28, Variety has learned exclusively.

The event will be held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Berlanti is overseeing the comic-book TV adaptations “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” Two of those world collided on Monday when The CW’s “The Flash” (starring Grant Gustin) crossed over to CBS’ “Supergirl” (starring Melissa Benoist).

Berlanti broke into the business a writer and executive producer on “Dawson’s Creek” before going on to create “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby.” He created and produced the ABC legal drama “Eli Stone” and the USA family drama “Political Animals.”

He directed the 2010 film “Life as We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, and produced “Pan” for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. Berlanti also co-wrote and co-produced “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds. »

- Dave McNary

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Greg Berlanti, Ilene Chaiken to Be Honored by Alliance of Women Directors

30 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Alliance of Women Directors has tapped Greg Berlanti and Ilene Chaiken as honorees at its inaugural awards show on April 28, Variety has learned exclusively.

The event will be held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Berlanti is overseeing the comic-book TV adaptations “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” Two of those world collided on Monday when The CW’s “The Flash” (starring Grant Gustin) crossed over to CBS’ “Supergirl” (starring Melissa Benoist).

Berlanti broke into the business a writer and executive producer on “Dawson’s Creek” before going on to create “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby.” He created and produced the ABC legal drama “Eli Stone” and the USA family drama “Political Animals.”

He directed the 2010 film “Life as We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, and produced “Pan” for Warner Bros. under his Berlanti Productions banner. Berlanti also co-wrote and co-produced “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds. »

- Dave McNary

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Young & Hungry First Look: Josh Finally Gets Married... but Not to Gabi

8 March 2016 12:31 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just two days after being renewed for a fourth season, Freeform’s Young & Hungry is throwing itself a celebratory… wedding?

RelatedExclusive Pretty Little Liars First Look: The Girls Plot to Take Down Their Stalker

TVLine has a batch of exclusive photos from Wednesday’s episode (8/7c), which finds Josh attempting to repair the broken hearts of his previous girlfriends. But even with the best of intentions, Josh realizes his plan has spiraled out of control when he wakes up with the ex-girlfriend he ditched on prom night, played by Political AnimalsBrittany Ishibashi — and they’re married!

(Man, Josh is »

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David Margulies, the Mayor in 'Ghostbusters', Passes Away at 78

12 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just seven months until the new Ghostbusters hits the big screen, a star from the beloved original movies has passed away. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor David Margulies, who played New York City Mayor Lenny Clotch in both 1984's Ghostbusters and the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, has passed away at the age of 78 in New York City. The actor's agent Mary Harden confirmed the news, revealing that he passed from a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness.

David Margulies was born February 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, and after graduating from City College, he made his off-Broadway debut in 1958 with a role in the production Golden 6. His first film appearance came in 1971's A New Leaf, and he would go on to star in films like All That Jazz, Dressed to Kill, and Times Square before landing the role of New York Mayor Lenny Clotch in the original Ghostbusters. He delivered the memorable line, »

- MovieWeb

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Melissa Leo's I'm Dying Up Here Ordered to Series at Showtime

12 January 2016 2:56 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Melissa Leo‘s new gig is a laughing matter.

I’m Dying Up Here, the dark comedy starring the Oscar-winning actress, has been greenlit at Showtime.

The network announced the series order Tuesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.

RelatedTwin Peaks Premiere Date Narrowed Down to ‘Early 2017’ at Showtime

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by WIlliam Knoedelseder, the hour-long Dying examines the “inspired and damaged psyches” of stand-up comedians in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

Leo (Treme, Louie) will be a series regular, a “brassy” comedy-club owner named Goldie. Sebastian Stan (Once Upon a Time, »

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