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Watch video chats with Starz Emmy contenders ‘Outlander,’ ‘Vida,’ ‘The Spanish Princess’ and more

Starz treated Emmy voters to an all-day Fyc event at the Century City Mall in Los Angeles on June 2, featuring panel discussions for their top contenders. The casts and crews of “American Gods,” “America to Me,” “Now Apocalypse,” “Outlander,” “Power,” “The Spanish Princess” and “Vida” took audience members behind the scenes to discuss their work. Following the talks, which were hosted by Page Six TV’s Bevy Smith and Elizabeth Wagmeister, attendees toured interactive displays from those shows in the shopping center’s open-air plaza. Click on the titles below to be see videos of their full Q&a discussions.

See ‘Outlander’ Emmy submissions: Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton and more vie for nominations

American Gods”: Stars Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki, Mousa Kraish and Omid Abtahi; director Salli Richardson-Whitfield; and writer-producer Rodney Barnes discuss this fantasy series about mythical gods and modern deities who walk amongst humans.

America to Me
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Bet Developing Female Biker Drama ‘Black Mambas’ From ‘Rebel’ Creator

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Bet Networks has put into development Black Mambas a one-hour drama from Rebel creator Amani Walker.

Black Mambas is the journey of four powerful women who are bikers and grow tired of the violent crimes and injustice in their hometown of New Orleans and decide to take justice into their own hands.

Salli Richardson-Whitfield is attached to direct the pilot and will executive produce along with Dallas Jackson (Rebel), Erwin More and Brian Medavoy. The project will be overseen by the network’s head of programming Connie Orlando and Svp Rose-Catherine Pinkney.

Walker created the Bet series Rebel, which was executive produced by the late John Singleton.

Jackson executive produced Rebel, and is the writer/producer/director of the Blumhouse/Netflix feature Thriller.

More and Medavoy’s past credits include Dharma And Greg,
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Vancouver Film - "90210", "Project Blue Book", "Altered Carbon"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for June 2019, including  "90210", "Project Blue Book", "Altered Carbon" and a whole lot more:

New Media Feature

Coffee & Kareem

Local Production Company: Coffee Break Productions Inc.

Director: Michael J.E. Dowse

Producer: Ed Helms, Michael Falbo, Dan Clarke

Apr 22/19 - Jun 04/19

Operation Christmas Drop

Local Production Company: Ocd Productions Inc.

Director: Martin Wood

Producer: Steve McGlothen

May 22/19 - Jun 28/19

The Main Event

Local Production Company: Main Event Movie Inc.

Director: Jay Karas

Producer: Ian Hay

Jun 17/19 - Aug 16/19

TV Movie

All Summer Long

Local Production Company: Anchor Road Productions Ltd.

Director: Peter DeLuise

Producer: Harvey Kahn

Jun 03/19 - Jun 24/19

Darrow And Darrow 4 - Burden Of Proof

Local Production Company: Darrow 4 Productions Inc.

Director: Michael Robison

Producer: Jamie Goehring, Kevin Leslie

Jun 03/19 - Jun 21/19

Mystery 101: Movie 3 - Words Can Kill

Local Production Company: MU3 Productions Inc.

Director: Andy Mikita

Producer: Jamie Goehring,
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Vancouver Film - "90210", "Get Shorty", "Van Helsing"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for May 2019, including "90210", "Get Shorty", "Van Helsing" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

To All The Boys 2

Local Production Company: All The Boys Productions Inc.

Director: Michael Fimognari

Producer: Chris Foss

Mar 27/19 - May 08/19

New Media Feature

Coffee & Kareem

Local Production Company: Coffee Break Productions Inc.

Director: Michael J.E. Dowse

Producer: Ed Helms, Michael Falbo

Apr 22/19 - Jun 04/19

Operation Christmas Drop

Local Production Company: Ocd Productions Inc.

Director: Martin Wood

May 20/19 - Jun 28/19

Windfall

Local Production Company: Windfallen Productions Ltd.

Director: Michael M. Scott

Producer: Harvey Kahn, Stephanie Slack, Margret Huddleston

Apr 30/19 - May 28/19

TV Movie

Barbecue For Two

Local Production Company: BBQ42 Productions Inc.

Director: Peter DeLuise

Producer: Harvey Kahn

Apr 15/19 - May 06/19

Chronicle Mysteries 4: The Deep End

Director: Nimisha Mukerji

Producer: Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, Kevin Leslie

May 06/19 - Dec 31/69

Dude Ranch

Local Production Company: Dude Ranch Productions Ltd.
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Rogers & Cowan Svp Shannon Barr Exits, Launches Strategic Public Relations

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Shannon Barr has stepped down as Svp at Rogers & Cowan and has formed Strategic Public Relations. The newly formed boutique agency will be based in Century City and focus on personal publicity, events, music, literary, lifestyle PR and image management.

Barr has worked in the PR arena for 15 years. Her company Sbpr was acquired by Rogers & Cowan in 2013. She made history at the company as the only black female executive and Svp in the talent department and Head of the Emerging Talent Division; of which Barr created for the firm. While maintaining an all-inclusive list of experienced and award-winning artists, she has proven to be highly successful at helping mold and structure artists careers from very early on.

Barr takes a roster of diverse clients with her to Strategic Public Relations. This includes Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and Oscar and Emmy nominated director,
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‘Dear White People’: Justin Simien Reveals Season 3 Directors, Including Cheryl Dunye and Kimberly Peirce

‘Dear White People’: Justin Simien Reveals Season 3 Directors, Including Cheryl Dunye and Kimberly Peirce
“Dear White People” is returning for its third season later this year with a slate of directors that pays homage to its indie film roots. Ranging from the returning Kimberly Peirce to relative TV newcomers like Justin Tipping, the show continues to give gifted filmmakers a platform to shine.

“I’m so proud of how many female directors we have this season. It’s amazing,” said cast member Ashley Blaine Featherson during a Television Critics Association set visit. Series creator Justin Simien added, “I don’t need the mandate. It’s in the way I live my life. It’s a given to me that black women need to be telling these stories because black women make up the majority of our audience. “

Simien was excited to swoop in on two directors that some people may not have heard of. “Tiffany Johnson, who is amazing — you will be very aware of her.
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African American Film Critics Association Celebrates Ryan Coogler, Jason Blum, More

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African American Film Critics Association Celebrates Ryan Coogler, Jason Blum, More
On Wednesday night, the Aafca Awards, presented by the African American Film Critics Association, celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, where trophies were handed out to winners and special honorees.

Opening the festivities was Ava DuVernay presenting the Aafca Best Director award to Ryan Coogler.

“It really, truly is an honor,” said Coogler, tipping his hat to fellow winner Barry Jenkins, whose “If Beale Street Could Talk” picked up the Best Independent Film trophy. “A big thanks to Barry and all the filmmakers who are out there challenging audiences and challenging filmmakers.”

Hosted by actress Tichina Arnold, the event’s highlight was music icon Quincy Jones receiving the inaugural Aafca Stanley Kramer Award, which was presented to him by Karen Kramer, wife of the late director-producer.

“We’ve come a hell of a long way from the time when I was the young film composer in town,
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Vancouver Film - "Antlers", "The 100", "Siren"

  • SneakPeek
From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for September 2018, including "Antlers", "The 100", "Siren" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Antlers

Local Production Company: Antlers Productions Inc.

Director: Scott Cooper

Producer: Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, J. Miles Dale

Oct 01/18 - Nov 20/18

Casino Night

Local Production Company: Hedgehog Films Inc.

Director: Jeffrey Fowler

Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Mie Onishi, Takeshi Ito, Dmitri M. Johnson, Dan Jevons, Nan Morales

Jul 30/18 - Oct 15/18

Good Boys

Local Production Company: Good Boy Productions Inc.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Producer: Dan Clarke

Jul 23/18 - Sep 11/18

The Kaslan Project

Local Production Company: Kaslan Productions Canada Ltd.

Director: Lars Klevberg

Exec. Producer(s): Chris Ferguson

Sep 17/18 - Nov 02/18

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: J. Miller Tobin, Richard J. Lewis

Producer: Michael Lohmann

Jul 24/18 - Dec 12/18

Arrow - Season 7

Local Production Company: Beckmark Production Services Inc.
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Nearly Half of “Luke Cage’s” New Season Is Women-Directed — A Major Change from Season 1

Luke Cage

Luke Cage” has undergone a major behind-the-scenes makeover. According to blackfilm.com, the Netflix superhero series’ sophomore outing will feature six episodes directed by women — almost half of its 13-episode season. This marks quite the improvement from Season 1, which was helmed entirely by men.

Lucy Liu directed the second season premiere. She’s previously directed episodes of CBS’ Sherlock Holmes-inspired procedural “Elementary,” on which she also stars, and an ep of “Graceland.” Liu also co-directed the feature “Meena.”

Luke Cage’s” other female directors are Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou,” “Shots Fired”), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,” “Scandal”), Neema Barnette (“Being Mary Jane,” “Queen Sugar”), Millicent Shelton (“Runaways,” “Black-ish”), and Steph Green (“You’re the Worst,” “The Americans”).

Based on the Marvel comics, “Luke Cage” stars Mike Colter as the titular character, a black male superhero with unbreakable skin. The series co-stars Rosario Dawson, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, and Theo Rossi.
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Stitchers: Is the Freeform TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch How long will Kirsten Clark draw upon the memories of the dead? Has the Stitchers TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Stitchers season four. 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 Freeform cable channel, Stitchers centers on Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta), a Caltech grad student who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased. The cast also includes Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti, and Damon Dayoub. Using memories of the dead, Kirsten is able to help investigate murders and decipher mysteries that
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Stitchers

Network: ABC Family; Freeform. Episodes: 31 (hour). Seasons: Three. TV show dates: June 2, 2015 -- August 14, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Emma Ishta, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, and Allison Scagliotti. TV show description: This dramatic series revolves around a young woman who's been recruited to take part in a special project from a secret government agency. Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta) is a highly intelligent and emotionally distant computer science grad student. She's recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased. Using their memories, she's able to help investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Read More…
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Stitchers: Season Three Ratings

Although Stitchers did moderately well in its first season on Freeform, last year, the linear ratings really dropped off. Since they renewed it for a third season anyhow, it must attract a lot of viewers who watch On Demand and/or via the Freeform app. Can they get lucky, again? Will Stitchers be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned. A sci-fi crime drama, Stitchers centers on Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta), a Caltech grad student who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased. The Freeform cast also includes Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti, and Damon Dayoub. Using memories of the dead, Kirsten is able to help investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Read More…
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Stitchers: Cancelled; No Season Four for Freeform TV Series

To Disney-abc, it seems ending is better than mending. Freeform has cancelled its Stitchers TV show after three seasons. Since there will be no fourth season, Stitchers, episode 3.10, "Maternis," will serve as both the season three finale and the TV series finale. Airing on the Freeform cable channel, Stitchers stars Emma Ishta as Kirsten Clark; Kyle Harris as Cameron Goodkin; Ritesh Rajan as Linus Ahluwalia; Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Maggie Baptiste; Allison Scagliotti as Camille Engelson; and Damon Dayoub as Detective Quincy Fisher. A sci-fi crime drama, Stitchers centers on Kirsten Clark (Ishta), a Caltech grad student who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased. Using memories of the dead, Kirsten is able to help investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.
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Stitchers: Is the Freeform TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch How long will Kirsten Clark draw upon the memories of the dead? Has the Stitchers TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Stitchers season four. 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 Freeform cable channel, Stitchers centers on Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta), a Caltech grad student who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased. The cast also includes Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti, and Damon Dayoub. Using memories of the dead, Kirsten is able to help investigate murders and decipher mysteries that
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Stitchers: Season Three Ratings

Although Stitchers did moderately well in its first season on Freeform, last year, the linear ratings really dropped off. Since they renewed it for a third season anyhow, it must attract a lot of viewers who watch On Demand and/or via the Freeform app. Can they get lucky, again? Will Stitchers be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned. A sci-fi crime drama, Stitchers centers on Kirsten Clark (Emma Ishta), a Caltech grad student who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased. The Freeform cast also includes Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti, and Damon Dayoub. Using memories of the dead, Kirsten is able to help investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Read More…
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Exclusive: Kyle Harris Teases the ‘Stitchers’ Season Finale That Will Leave You 'Screaming at Your TV'

Exclusive: Kyle Harris Teases the ‘Stitchers’ Season Finale That Will Leave You 'Screaming at Your TV'
As the season three finale of Freeform’s Stitchers quickly approaches, fans can be sure of one thing: they will get answers.

“It gives us the answers we have been wanting,” Kyle Harris, who plays Cameron, tells Et about the impending finale.

The series follows a government agency where people can “stitch” into the memories of individuals recently killed to investigate their unsolved murders.

“This season finale is a culmination of all the mythology that we have been watching throughout these first three seasons,” Harris explains. “Everything that has to do with the purpose of the program, who picks the stitch cases, what is going on with Kirsten’s parents, all of that comes to a head.”

Exclusive: The Cast of ‘Stitchers’ Talks Season 3 Romances And The Real Life Murders They Would Solve

In the episode, titled “Maternis,” Kirsten (Emma Ishta) must perform the most important stitch of her life with the help of an unlikely source
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"Stitchers: Maternis" - Season Finale

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the new "Stitchers" Season 3 Finale episode "Maternis", airing August 14, 2017 on Freeform, focusing on 'Kirsten' (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be 'stitched' into the minds of the recently deceased (?!):

"...in 'Maternis', the summer finale, all burning questions will be answered when the father of 'Kirsten', 'Daniel Stinger' (C. Thomas Howell) shows up...

"...and Kirsten must perform the most important 'stitch' of her life..."

"...using memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave...

...'Cameron' (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work, works alongside Kirsten.

"The secret program, headed by 'Maggie' (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, includes 'Linus' (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician.

"Kirsten’s roommate, 'Camille' (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is
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'Stitchers' Interview: Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Maggie's Struggles Going into the Season Finale

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'Stitchers' Interview: Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Maggie's Struggles Going into the Season Finale
"Kill It Forward" was a big Stitchers episode for Maggie, as the case ended up bringing her face-to-face with someone from her CIA past. It might not have happened at the best time for Maggie, as Salli Richardson-Whitfield shared when discussing the events of the hour, but it was a good time for the show to explore it going into the Stitchers season 3 finale.
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'Stitchers' Interview: Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Directing, Learning More About Maggie's Past and More

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'Stitchers' Interview: Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Directing, Learning More About Maggie's Past and More
Stitchers star Salli Richardson-Whitfield steps behind the camera for the penultimate episode of season 3, which also features something that fans should be excited about, as the actress previewed when discussing what's coming up and her character.

Read on for part 1 of BuddyTV's interview with Richardson-Whitfield as she discusses directing "Kill It Forward" and Maggie's new job in season 3.
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Exclusive: ‘Stitchers’ Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield on the Pressures of Directing For Oprah

Exclusive: ‘Stitchers’ Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield on the Pressures of Directing For Oprah
Following the enormous box office and critical success of director Patty JenkinsWonder Woman, 2017 can easily be dubbed the year of women in entertainment. Case in point: Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield directing an upcoming episode of Stitchers, the procedural Freeform drama she has starred on for three seasons.

“This is definitely a great time for women to really be in the trenches of this,” Richardson-Whitfield tells Et.

Richardson-Whitfield portrays Maggie Baptiste on the series, which follows a government agency where you can “stitch” into the memories of people recently killed to investigate their unsolved murders.

Exclusive: The Cast of ‘Stitchers’ Talks Season 3 Romances And The Real Life Murders They Would Solve

Despite this being the first time the actress will be directing for Stitchers, Richardson-Whitfield is no stranger to the directing chair, in fact, she got her start thanks to her good friend, Selma director Ava Duvernay!

“I did a film for Ava Duvernay, which was her
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