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Transparent: Plans for Final Season Are Up in the Air

What's happening with Transparent? Recently, Amazon chief Jennifer Salke spoke with Deadline about the future of the TV show.As reported earlier, the award-winning series was put on hold after star Jeffrey Tambor was fired last year amid allegations of sexual harassment. The cast also includes Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, and Kathryn Hahn.Read More…
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Search Party: Is the TBS TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Will Dory and the gang ever find Chantal? Has the Search Party TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Search Party, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the TBS cable channel, Search Party stars Alia Shawkat, John Early, Meredith Hagner, John Reynolds and Brandon Micheal Hall. The dark serio-comedy mystery centers on five self-absorbed twenty-somethings. After an old college acquaintance disappears, they become entangled in an ominous mystery. Christine Ebersole, Christine Taylor, Clare McNulty, and Michael Showalter return as recurring players. Season two guest stars include Jay Duplass, Phoebe Robinson, Judy Reyes, Jessica
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'Wild Wild Country' Filmmakers Reveal the One Person Who Refused to Be Interviewed

Since Wild Wild Country's March debut, the gripping documentary series has become the latest unscripted phenomenon from Netflix. Executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, the series is the work of another set of filmmaking brothers, Chapman and Maclain Way, who made the 2014 documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball for the platform. Over the course of six episodes, Wild Wild Country follows controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), his onetime personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela and the "free love" cult they led in 1980s Oregon.

The Way brothers spoke with THR about the genesis of the series, the one ...
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‘The League’ Cast Gets Together Several Times A Year, Would Be Open to Another Season or Movie — Exclusive

‘The League’ Cast Gets Together Several Times A Year, Would Be Open to Another Season or Movie — Exclusive
As the recent cancellation and last-minute renewal of “Brooklyn Nine Nine” made clear, no show with a devoted fanbase is destined to die an immediate death. So when Mark Duplass posted a photo on social media of the principal cast from “The League” all gathered in one place, fans of the FX (and later Fxx) show started reading between the lines.

When IndieWire asked Duplass in a recent interview if the photo was meant to tease a potential reunion, he laughed and denied those rumors. “We get together three or four times a year and we just miss the shit out of each other,” said Duplass. “It was our first big job and we really were a family, the six of us that were there. And so we just get together and hang out, and that said, if someone came to us and said, ‘Here’s a dump truck of
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‘Wild Wild Country’: Ma Anand Sheela Talks New Online Support and Criticism After Netflix Docuseries

‘Wild Wild Country’: Ma Anand Sheela Talks New Online Support and Criticism After Netflix Docuseries
Ma Anand Sheela, one of the main subjects of the Netflix docuseries “Wild Wild Country,” has become a breakout star of sorts, tearing the internet apart with debates regarding whether the former spokesperson of the Rajneesh cult should be celebrated or scorned.

Over the course of six episodes, the documentary explores how Sheela, secretary to religious guru Bhagwan Rajneesh, and her group founded a commune in rural Oregon in the ’80s named Rajneeshpuram, which quickly led to a battle with the local townspeople. Sheela goes from confidently flashing middle fingers at her critics to eventually landing in jail, convicted of attempted murder,
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Why Mark and Jay Duplass Are Done Directing (for Now) and Taking a Creative Break from Each Other

Why Mark and Jay Duplass Are Done Directing (for Now) and Taking a Creative Break from Each Other
When you read Mark and Jay Duplass’ new book “Like Brothers” — a memoir about their relationship as much as it is about their filmmaking career — it is hard to imagine how individual directors manage to carve out a productive filmmaking career working by themselves. The book chronicles the adversities they faced in their career and how through a complementary skill set and ability for one brother to take charge — supplying confidence when the other didn’t have any — they were able to find success.

At the heart of the book are two siblings who are able to talk honestly about anything, even their feelings for each other, and find a way to move forward to a better place. It’s because of this, that the last bump in the road Mark and Jay detail in the book — HBO’s cancelation of “Togetherness” after two seasons — was also the impetus for them to write.
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Which filmmakers could Marvel tap next to join their cinematic universe?

Hollywood Heroes™: An interesting little bit of trivia caught my attention a few days ago. Apparently, at one point in the recent past, Marvel came to Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass to talk about making a film for them. The Duplass Brothers making something for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? On the surface, it seems silly, but the McU is now filled with work by directors who you wouldn’t normally peg for making superhero movies. That got me thinking. Who else could we see make the somewhat unusual leap and turn in a comic book flick for the company? Well, I have some ideas/suggestions to share. So far, the McU has gone in some very interesting directions, in terms of who Kevin Feige has opted to tap for director’s chairs. Feige has, in recent years, looked to surprisingly vibrant choices. He began with Kenneth Branagh, Jon Favreau,
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Mark Duplass on Breaking Into Hollywood, Filming on iPhones, and the Best Advice for Young Filmmakers [Interview]

Mark Duplass on Breaking Into Hollywood, Filming on iPhones, and the Best Advice for Young Filmmakers [Interview]
Mark and Jay Duplass have collaborated on shorts, feature films, television, and, by their account, some cheap childhood remakes of The Blob. (They just threw a beanbag down the stairs.) But they’ve crossed into an entirely new medium with their latest effort: a book, called Like Brothers. Like Brothers is part memoir, part practical filmmaking […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson, Greta Gerwig, and 8 More Great Screenwriters Share Their Best Advice

When the Austin Film Festival first launched 25 years ago, it planted its flag as a place that celebrates the craft of screenwriting. Now every October top screenwriters gather in Austin to talk about and celebrate the art of writing for the big and small screens. Seven years ago, Aff branched out to capture these screenwriting discussions with the “On Story Project,” which they share with the public for free through various formats: a PBS-distributed TV series, a Pri-distributed radio show, a podcast, a book, and an archive hosted at the Wittliff Collections.

In honor of Aff having launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign, dedicated to support the growing On Story Project (which ends today!), IndieWire has collected quotes from some our favorite filmmakers and screenwriters about how they get through the difficulties of writing. Each of these quotes are from in-depth conversation available to download in podcast form.
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Jeffrey Tambor exits 2018 Emmy race for Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ amid harassment allegations [Exclusive]

Jeffrey Tambor exits 2018 Emmy race for Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ amid harassment allegations [Exclusive]
Jeffrey Tambor has exited the Emmy race for Amazon’s “Transparent,” Gold Derby has learned exclusively. The streaming service confirmed to us that the two-time Best Comedy Actor winner, who left the show after Season 4 amid sexual harassment allegations, will not be submitted on the 2018 Emmy ballot by the studio. Tambor’s representatives declined to comment. We also reached out to Netflix and Fox Studios to find out whether Tambor will be submitted as a supporting actor for “Arrested Development,” but did not hear back by press time.

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: Amazon categories for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Electric Dreams’ and more

Tambor earned Emmy nominations for the first three seasons of “Transparent” for his role as transgender parent Maura Pfefferman. He won back-to-back trophies in 2015 and 2016, but lost last year to Donald Glover (“Atlanta”). Even though Tambor won’t be on the Emmy ballot for “Transparent,” Amazon is still pushing
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: Amazon categories for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Electric Dreams’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Amazon. For this season, the streamer has Golden Globe comedy champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), returning winner “Transparent” (Judith Light), limited series “Picnic at Hanging Rock” (Natalie Dormer) and TV movie “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” (Timothy Spall) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of Amazon lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas, TV movie and limited series. Note that two-time Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor is not being submitted for “Transparent” after leaving the show months ago. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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“Bosch”

Drama Series

Drama Actor – Titus Welliver
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Why the Duplass Brothers Refused to Make a Marvel Movie

The Duplass brothers have joined the increasing number of talented filmmakers who have turned down a gig directing a Marvel movie. Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass have been quite prolific in recent years, having produced a number movies such as Creep, Safety Not Guaranteed and Jeff Who Lives at Home through their Duplass Brothers Productions banner, as well as writing and creating shows like Togetherness and Room 104 for HBO. As writers, producers, directors and actors, the guys have proven themselves to be very capable. With that, Marvel Studios tried to lock them down for a movie, but they turned it down.

Mark and Jay Duplass made the reveal during a recent interview. They wouldn't say exactly which movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe they were offered, but Mark Duplass says, "There was a moment where Marvel was interested in us taking on one of their properties. It would have
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Transparent

Network: Amazon. Episodes: Tbd (half-hour). Seasons: Five. TV show dates: August 27, 2014 — Tbd. Series status: Ending. Performers include: Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, Kathryn Hahn, Alexandra Billings, Zackary Arthur, Carrie Brownstein, Melora Hardin, Jenny O'Hara, Brett Paesel, Cherry Jones, Trace Lysett, Emily Robinson, Alex MacNicoll, Kiersey Clemons, Jerry Adler, Clementine Creevy, Julia Butters, Alia Shawkat, Anjelica Huston, Bradley Whitford, and Lawrence Pressman. TV show description: An Amazon dark comedy, the Transparent TV show centers on a Los Angeles family. After some false starts, patriarch Mort Pfefferman (Tambor) comes out to her family as Maura -- a transgender woman. The clan includes Maura's former wife Shelly (Light), who has long known about her ex's femininity.
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Transparent: Season Five to End the Amazon TV Show

What's next for Transparent? Recently, creator Jill Soloway spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Amazon TV show.As reported earlier, the award-winning series was put on hold after star Jeffrey Tambor was fired last year amid allegations of sexual harassment. The cast also includes Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, and Kathryn Hahn.Read More…
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The Duplass Brothers Turned Down a Marvel Movie

Mumblecore kings the Duplass Brothers have had a lot of success in the independent film world, but at one point, they were offered the chance to join the blockbuster machine at Marvel. The only question is: which Marvel movie was it? Mark and Jay Duplass may not be household names for everyone, but they’ve had […]

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Independent Selling Foreign Rights to ‘Prospect’ at Cannes

Gunpowder & Sky has tapped Independent to sell foreign rights to “Prospect.”

The Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell directed sci-fi Western had its world premiere at SXSW. Independent, a London-based sales firm, will screen the film for buyers in Cannes.

“Prospect” centers on a teenage girl and her father who travel to a remote moon looking to strike it rich by harvesting a large gem deposit. Things don’t go as planned. The father and daughter are forced into a desperate fight to survive after they encounter hostile natives.

Gunpowder & Sky will release the film theatrically in the U.S. later this year through its sci-fi label Dust. Independent will handle sales outside the U.S. The London-based sales firm will screen the film for buyers in Cannes.

Prospect stars Sophie Thatcher (“The Exorcist”), Jay Duplass (“Transparent”), Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”), Sheila Vand (“24: Legacy”), Andre Royo (“The Wire
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Gunpowder & Sky Buys Global Rights to ‘Prospect’ (Exclusive)

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired worldwide rights to “Prospect.”

The Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell directed the sci-fi Western had its world premiere at SXSW.

It centers on a teenage girl and her father who travel to a remote moon looking to strike it rich by harvesting a large gem deposit. Things don’t go as planned. The father and daughter are forced into a desperate fight to survive after they encounter hostile natives.

Gunpowder & Sky will release the film theatrically in the U.S. later this year through its sci-fi label Dust. Independent will handle sales outside the U.S. The London-based sales firm will screen the film for buyers in Cannes.

Floris Bauer, co-founder and president of Gunpowder & Sky, said the company’s move into sci-fi comes as the genre is uniquely positioned to reflect the zeitgeist.

“Science-fiction explores what it means to be human and where we’re heading as humans,
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: TBS and TNT categories for ‘The Last O.G.,’ ‘The Alienist’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for TBS and TNT from Turner Networks. Comedy newcomer “The Last O.G.”, limited series “The Alienist” (Daniel Bruhl) and returning comedy “Search Party” (Alia Shawkat) are among the shows in their 2018 campaign.

SEEDakota Fanning (‘The Alienist’): ‘I tend to be drawn to darker subject matter’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Below, the list of TBS and TNT lead and supporting submissions for their comedies, dramas and limited series along with several other genres. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

AFI Tribute To Diane Keaton”

Variety Special

The Alienist

Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Daniel Bruhl

Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Dakota Fanning

Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Luke Evans, Ted Levine,
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Stunned by Netflix's Jaw-Dropping Incredible Doc 'Wild Wild Country'

I can't stop thinking about this documentary series. I can't stop thinking about the stories in it. I can't stop thinking about all the people in it. Wild Wild Country, directed by Maclain Way and Chapman Way, produced by filmmakers Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass, is an incredible documentary series from Netflix. I am floored, totally blown away, by everything in it. It's not just the crazy story it tells, it's everything else that goes with it - the questions, the implications, the discussions. I don't want to say my life is changed, but there are definitely things I will never forget. There are big ideas, major philosophical / moral implications, so much to talk about. And I can't help but start writing about it, I have to talk about it, I have to get all of these thoughts out of my mind. I have to rave about how phenomenal this
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‘Evil Genius’ Trailer: The Duplass Brothers’ Latest Netflix True Crime Series Looks at the 2003 ‘Pizza Bomber’

One afternoon in August 2003 in Erie, Pa., a man entered a bank with a bomb attached to his neck. As the new Netflix series “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” is looking to show, that was only the beginning.

Following the recent success of “Wild Wild Country,” “Evil Genius” is the latest Mark and Jay Duplass-produced series to make its way to Netflix this spring. Told in four parts, the series follows the events of that day through the subsequent trial, from the police’s efforts to thwart the plot as it was happening to the hunt for the actual person responsible.

Fifteen years after the bizarre story first unfolded, “Evil Genius” looks at the twisted “scavenger hunt” that roped in unsuspecting participants and accused suspects alike. From the first-look preview below, “Evil Genius” blends archival footage, surveillance camera tape, first-person interviews, and
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