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Netflix Renews PBS Deal for Multiple Series and Specials (Exclusive)

23 June 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix will continue streaming multiple PBS kids’ series, Ken Burns documentaries and other fare under an extension with the pubcaster covering subscribers in the U.S.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The PBS content had been slated to expire from Netflix’s streaming service in the U.S. effective June 30.

The shows covered under the renewal include: “Wild Kratts” season one (along with the addition of season two), “Dinosaur Train” season two, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” season one, “Martha Speaks” season one and “Caillou” season five.

Under the renewal, Netflix also will add PBS’s “Peg + Cat” (pictured above), which won the 2014 Daytime Emmy award for outstanding preschool children’s animated program.

Also covered under the Netflix deal with PBS are Ken Burns documentaries including “The Civil War,” “The Central Park Five,” “The War,” “The Dust Bowl,” “Prohibition,” “The West,” “Baseball” and “Jazz.” The renewal also gives Netflix »

- Todd Spangler

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Ken Burns launches new iPad app

10 February 2014 8:44 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

History class just got a little more interactive.

Ken Burns — the documentary filmmaker known for his style of using archival footage — partnered with digital agency Big Spaceship to create an app that curates his films into hour-long “mixtapes,” according to Wired.

The app, “Ken Burns,” allows users to surf a timeline year by year, seeing how clips from each film line up chronologically with each other. “Zoom in on 1869, for example, and a cloud of clips from The Civil War, The West, and The National Parks orbit in parallax formation around one another; swipe to 1930, and it’s clips from Jazz, »

- Erin Strecker

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Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

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Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

- Dave McNary

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