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Sundance 2018 Shorts Lineup Is 51 Percent Women-Directed

Mariama Diallo’s “Hair Wolf” will screen in the U.S. Narrative Shorts section

Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2018 shorts programs. Thirty-five of the 69 shorts screening, or about 51 percent, are directed or co-directed by women. This marks a very slight increase from last year’s also-impressive 50 percent women-helmed lineup.

“We are always thrilled to discover new voices in filmmaking through the short film program: they take risks in story and style you might not expect,” Sundance Senior Programmer Mike Plante stated in a press release.

Adinah Dancyger’s “Cheer Up Baby” will screen in the U.S. Narrative Short lineup, as will Mariama Diallo’s “Hair Wolf.” The former tells the story of a young woman recovering from a sexual assault, while the latter sees Brooklyn residents trying to defend a local black hair salon from literal culture-sucking white women.

“The Turk Shop,” which will screen in the International Narrative Short section,
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I Love You, Daddy Movie Review

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I Love You, Daddy Movie Review
I Love You, Daddy The Orchard Director: Louis C.K. Written by: Louis C.K., Vernon Chatman Cast: Louis C.K., Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlie Day, Edie Falco, John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Helen Hunt Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 11/12/17 Opens: November 17, 2017 Release has been cancelled by the distributor When a critic for the trade magazine […]

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Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' Gets Release Date

Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' Gets Release Date
The Orchard will release Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy on Nov. 17 after acquiring the dark comedy at the Toronto Film Festival.

The black-and-white film will be rolled out theatrically in New York and Los Angeles, before going wider across North America on Dec. 1.

Written by C.K. from a story he wrote with Vernon Chatman, the film centers on a successful TV writer-producer (C.K.) who tries to prevent his 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) from falling for a lecherous 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich).

Charlie Day, Edie Falco, Rose Byrne, Pamela Adlon, Ebonee Noel and Helen Hunt...
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Toronto: Louis C.K. Didn't Tell Personal Publicist About "Secret" Film

Toronto: Louis C.K. Didn't Tell Personal Publicist About
Louis C.K.'s I Love You, Daddy made a splashy debut Saturday at the Toronto Film International Festival and quickly nabbed a U.S. distribution deal with The Orchard.

But the black-and-white film was shot in secret this summer in New York City. Not even C.K.'s personal publicist knew he'd made the movie, the film and TV comic and star said Wednesday at the fest.

"I forget sometimes that I haven't told him anything," C.K. said of his publicist.

Written by C.K. from a story he wrote with Vernon Chatman, the film centers on a successful TV writer-producer (C.K.) who...
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Toronto 2017: Louis C.K.'s Secret Movie 'I Love You Daddy' is a Minefield

Toronto 2017: Louis C.K.'s Secret Movie 'I Love You Daddy' is a Minefield
"We were working to get it right for you guys," Louis C.K. says, addressing the crowd at the sold-out Saturday afternoon premiere of I Love You Daddy, the "secret" movie the stand-up/showrunner/filmmaker slipped into the Toronto International Film Festival's lineup without build-up or warning. By "you guys," he didn't mean the public at large, or even the overall populace of this fine Canadian metropolis, though he did give the city a shout-out ("I come here, and I tour, and I'm not just saying that to make you like the movie,
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‘I Love You, Daddy’ Review: In Louis C.K.’s Black-and-White Cringe Comedy, Everybody’s a Pervert — Tiff

‘I Love You, Daddy’ Review: In Louis C.K.’s Black-and-White Cringe Comedy, Everybody’s a Pervert — Tiff
“Everybody’s a pervert.” So says one woman to Glen (Louis C.K.) in “I Love You, Daddy,” C.K.’s sweeping black-and-white cringe comedy, but in this movie’s self-contained universe that’s a given, because everybody’s an extension of its lead character’s twisted perceptions.

As the writer, director and star, C.K. expands the awkward, introspective humor of his now-defunct F/X show to a grander cinematic terrain, but otherwise it may as well be an exuberant two-hour installment of that same program. Shot on glorious 35mm film with a wry style that emulates 40’s-era classic Hollywood, “I Love You Daddy” echoes Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” in that the vibrant, antiquated style strikes an odd contrast with its anti-hero — a neurotic, disaster-prone middle-aged man in the midst of self-destructive circumstances with little hope of redemption.

As with all of C.K.’s output, “I Love You, Daddy
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Jonah Hill and Michael Cera join Adult Swim’s Shivering Truth

Actors Jonah Hill and Michael Cera have joined the Adult Swim pilot Shivering Truth.

The two Superbad actors will be voicing characters for the new stop-motion pilot which is written and created by South Park’s Vernon Chatman. Chatman will also be lending his voice to the project along with Starlee Kine.

The show is billed as a dark and surreal anthology comedy and “a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic.”

The series will be directed by Chatman and Cat Solen, and the pilot will be executive produced by Pffr and Solen, with the animation studio Shadow Machine also on board.

Shivering Truth is the latest series to be added to Adult Swim’s slate of programming which also includes projects from Tyler, The Creator, Jena Friedman, Derrick Beckles, and Eric Andre.

Details on the characters Cera and Hill
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Adult Swim Books Stop-Motion Pilot ‘The Shivering Truth’; Jonah Hill & Michael Cera Among Guest Voices

Adult Swim is set to unlock unconscious minds with a pilot order for The Shivering Truth, a stop-motion project from Vernon Chatman. He also will add his voice to the project, along with guest stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Starlee Kane. Part of Turner’s upfront today in New York, The Shivering Truth is a darkly surreal anthology comedy verbosely described as “a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of…
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‘Superbad’ Reunion: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera to Voice Adult Swim’s ‘The Shivering Truth’

Superbad” BFFs Jonah Hill and Michael Cera will reunite in voice form on the new Adult Swim pilot “The Shivering Truth,” which hails from Vernon Chatman. Chatman and Starlee Kine will also take to the booth to provide audio for a couple characters. “‘The Shivering Truth’ is a delicately crafted, darkly surreal anthology comedy, a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic,” per Adult Swim. “A series of loosely-linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in.
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Jonah Hill and Michael Cera Join Adult Swim’s ‘Shivering Truth’ Pilot

Jonah Hill and Michael Cera Join Adult Swim’s ‘Shivering Truth’ Pilot
Jonah Hill and Michael Cera are speaking the “Truth.”

The “Superbad” stars are lending their voices to Adult Swim’s “The Shivering Truth,” a new stop-motion pilot created and written by Vernon Chatman (“South Park”). He will voice it as well, along with Starlee Kine.

“The Shivering Truth” is described as a delicately crafted, darkly surreal anthology comedy, “a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic.”

Directed by Chatman and Cat Solen, the pilot is executive produced by Pffr and Solen. The animation studio is Shadow Machine.

“Shivering Truth” joins the network’s slate of recently announced projects from Tyler, The Creator, Jena Friedman, Derrick Beckles and Eric Andre.

Cera has an as-yet-undisclosed role in Showtime’s upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival. Hill will next star in the upcoming movie “The Ballad of Richard Jewell” with Leonardo DiCaprio, which Hill will produce. He
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truTV Renews Eight Shows, Orders Five More to Series Including ‘Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters’

truTV Renews Eight Shows, Orders Five More to Series Including ‘Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters’
Turner network truTV has renewed eight of its shows in addition to greenlighting five more and putting four into development, the network announced during their upfront presentation in New York on Friday.

New seasons of “Impractical Jokers,” “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” “The Carbonaro Effect,” “Hack My Life,” and “Comedy Knockout” will be joined in the 2017-2018 season by new shows including “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” and “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” among others. The network’s development pipeline includes projects from Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez, Liza Treyger, The Kloons, and Rose Schlossberg.

truTV underwent an extensive rebrand that began in October 2014. In late 2016, the network unveiled a new tag line – Funny because its tru – highlighting its commitment to both scripted and unscripted comedy.

“Three years ago, when we announced our plan to totally reinvent truTV as a comedy network, people thought we were nuts and it would never work – but
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Amy Sedaris Lands Silly Hospitality Comedy on TruTV

Amy Sedaris Lands Silly Hospitality Comedy on TruTV
Actress, author and comedian Amy Sedaris is heading to TruTV with a new half-hour comedy series. Ahead of the network’s Television Critics Association panel, TruTV has ordered a 10-episode first season of an Untitled Amy Sedaris Project.

The scripted series is created by and will star Sedaris, and follow her as she applies “her sincere yet distinctive brand of silliness to create a rich world that showcases her diverse – but necessary – homemaking skills.”

“I’ve been doing this show in my head for years. It will be terrific to get it on TV so I can free up some wiggle room up in my skull,” Sedaris said in a statement.

Read More: ‘The Gorburger Show’: T.J. Miller’s Alien Puppet Talk Show Picked Up By Comedy Central

The comedy will be a one-of-a-kind mash up of hospitality, variety and talk show formats. Through her imaginative characters and unique point of view,
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TruTv Orders Amy Sedaris Comedy Series

TruTv Orders Amy Sedaris Comedy Series
TruTV has ordered an untitled comedy series from comedian Amy Sedaris, the cable channel announced Saturday.

The series will be a mash-up of the hospitality, variety and talk show formats. Sedaris will employ her homemaking skills as she focuses on a particular theme in each episode — topics such as fish, wood, and grieving. Season one will consist of 10 episodes.

“I’ve been doing this show in my head for years. It will be terrific to get it on TV so I can free up some wiggle room up in my skull,” said Sedaris.

Sedaris is the co-creator with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello of the Comedy Central series “Strangers With Candy.” She is also author of two books, “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence” and “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.”

“It only took one meeting for us to want this show out of Amy’s head and on our air,” said
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Moonlight wins Best Feature at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards, full list of winners here

It was a good night for Moonlight at the Gotham Independent Film Awards last night, with the Barry Jenkins-directed drama fending off competition from Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some!!, Manchester by the Sea and Paterson to win Best Feature, while it was also honoured with Best Screenplay, the Audience Award, and a special jury award for ensemble performance.

If the last two years are any indication, Moonlight could make a big splash at the Oscars, with the past two Best Feature winners Birdman and Spotlight both going on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Via EW, here’s a full list of winners from the 2016 Gotham Awards…

Best Feature

Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers; IFC Films)

Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, director; Megan Ellison, Ginger Sledge, Richard Linklater, producers; Paramount Pictures)

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, director; Kimberly Steward,
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'Moonlight' shines at Gotham Awards

'Moonlight' shines at Gotham Awards
Drama wins feature, screenplay and audience prizes. Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck is best actor and Elle’s Isabelle Huppert best actress.

Barry JenkinsMoonlight (pictured) won a record four awards at the Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Monday.

The acclaimed drama, which last week got six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, won the Gotham Award for best feature and its script, with a story by Tarell Alvin McCraney and a screenplay by Jenkins, won in the screenplay category.

The film also won the Gotham Audience Award and cast members Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders were presented with the previously announced Special Jury for Ensemble Performance.

In other Gotham Award categories, Casey Affleck was named best actor for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, another leading awards contender, and [link=nm
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Gotham Awards Winners

Gotham Awards Winners
The 2016 Gotham Awards kicked off at Cipriani Wall Street with host Keegan-Michael Key hitting a political note. Key opened the night by pretending that he had missed the election, armed with a pre-written a speech with Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States. Then he got the news about Donald Trump’s victory. “Thank God he’s not going to live here,” Key said to light laughter. (“Boo. Not funny. Sorry Keegan,” hissed a nominated actress in attendance.)

Anya Taylor-Joy was the surprise winner of the breakthrough actor award for her performance in the horror thriller “The Witch,” beating out favorites such as Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Sasha Lane (“American Honey”).

“The films nominated tonight show us so much about our lives and our world,” said Joana Vicente, the executive director of the Independent Filmmaking Projects, which hosts the event. She noted that Ifp
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‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘Paterson’ Lead the 2016 Gotham Awards Nominations

Kicking off the onslaught of awards this year, as always, is the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which celebrates its 26th anniversary. Usually a strong slate highlighting some of the year’s best films, 2016 is no different as Manchester by the Sea leads the pack with four nominations. Close behind is Moonlight (which will also pick up a special ensemble award) and Paterson with three each overall.

Rounding out the Best Feature line-up, along with the three aforementioned films, is Certain Women and Everybody Wants Some!!. As for the Best Documentary line-up, Cameraperson, I Am Not Your Negro, O.J.: Made in America, Tower, and Weiner all made the cut. With Krisha, The Witch, The Fits, Elle, Morris From America, Jackie, and more also getting nods, the list makes for the ideal what-to-watch-before-the-year-is-over rundown.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

Best Feature

Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino,
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Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Leads With Four

Gotham Awards Nominations: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Leads With Four
Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” topped the nominations for the 2016 Gotham Awards, the indie-centric trophies handed out annually by the Independent Filmmaker Project.

The drama, about a man who is named the legal guardian of his young nephew after the death of his brother, was nominated for a total of four awards. It scored a nod for best feature, and also made the cut for screenplay (by Lonergan), actor (lead Casey Affleck) and breakthrough actor (Lucas Hedges, who plays the nephew). The title has been a favorite on the festival circuit since it bowed at Sundance early this year.

Manchester by the Sea” is in the running for the Gothams’ top film award with Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!,” Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” and Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson.” The latter also notched nominations for screenplay (Jarmusch) and actor Adam Driver.

Moonlight,” which has
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South Park: Comedy Central Celebrates Season 20 at Comic-Con

Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios are bringing the South Park TV show to San Diego Comic-Con, to celebrate the animated series' upcoming 20th season.The first season of South Park debuted August 13, 1997. The 20th season premieres Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of South Park. They executive produce with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, and Vernon Chatman produce.Read More…
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‘Horace and Pete’ Web Series Ends, Louis C.K. Announces

‘Horace and Pete’ Web Series Ends, Louis C.K. Announces
It’s only fitting that “Horace and Pete” has ended just as quietly as it began.

Louis C.K., the creator, writer, director, producer and star of the surprise web series, annouced on Saturday morning in a newsletter to fans that the show’s tenth episode, released on April 2, was also its final.

“That was it. I didn’t want to say in the last email that it was the last episode because I didn’t want you to know, as you watched the episode, that it would be the last one. But yeah, obviously, that was it,” he wrote.

The online series, which co-starred Steve Buscemi as Pete to C.K.’s Horace — brothers and bar owners — launched on Jan. 30 exclusively on C.K.’s website, LouisCK.net. Alan Alda, Edie Falco and Jessica Lange also appeared in the drama. The first episode was available for $5, the second for $2 and the rest for $3 each.
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