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Paramount Television closes overall deal with Brian Yorkey

Paramount Television closes overall deal with Brian Yorkey
13 Reasons Why showrunner signs two-year deal with Paramount TV.

Paramount Television has closed an exclusive overall television deal with Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey.

The 13 Reasons Why showrunner and executive producer has signed a two-year deal with Paramount TV.

The overall deal gives Paramount TV exclusive rights to develop, produce and distribute all television projects from Yorkey across broadcast, cable and digital services.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent second season renewal of Paramount TV’s series for Netflix, 13 Reasons Why, which was adapted for television by Yorkey from Jay Asher’s bestselling Ya book.

Yorkey serves as executive producer alongside Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin, Mandy Teefey, Steve Golin and Michael Sugar.

“From Next to Normal’to 13 Reasons Why, Brian has the innate ability to create both heart-warming and heart-breaking moments that fully immerse the audience and leave an indelible impact,” Amy Powell, president of Paramount
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Family Guy Decides to Tackle Game of Thrones and Ballers

Family Guy is not a show that ever shies away from its pop culture references. More times than not they take shots at every show, movie, celebrity and piece of world news that they can. But in all its years it hasn’t really gone after Game of Thrones until now. According to Cb The reference comes from the eighteenth episode of Family Guy’s fifteenth season, “The Peter Principle.” A conversation between Stewie and Brian to comment about his time in the Night’s Watch. This prompts a cutaway to a scene where Brian plays Jon Snow in the “for the Watch”

Family Guy Decides to Tackle Game of Thrones and Ballers
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All About S-Town, the Buzzy New Podcast From the Creators of Serial

The fact that a new podcast called S-Town is suddenly gaining Serial levels of buzz shouldn't come as a shock. After all, the show is from the same team that produced Serial and it also documents a single story over the course of several episodes. There's a dream team behind it: longtime This American Life producer Brian Reed is the host, Serial cocreator Julie Snyder is the executive producer, and Serial host Sarah Koenig and NPR icon Ira Glass are editorial advisers. All these people are podcast rock stars, and their combined genius has resulted in a story so full of twists and turns, you can't image how it will end. The question of what S-Town is about isn't easily answered, mainly because I don't want to spoil anything for you. I'll start by sharing the official synopsis via the S-Town website: "S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life,
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Oscars Stage Manager Says Accountants ‘Froze’ After Wrong Winner for Best Picture was Announced

Oscars Stage Manager Says Accountants ‘Froze’ After Wrong Winner for Best Picture was Announced
The two accountants in charge of handing out the envelopes at the 2017 Academy Awards “froze” when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner over Moonlight, this according to the show’s stage manager.

Gary Natoli spoke to The Wrap about what occurred backstage as the events unfolded, saying Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, accountants with PricewaterhouseCoopers who handled the Oscars balloting, didn’t react fast enough when the mistake was made.

“I’m sure they’re very lovely people, but they just didn’t have the disposition for this,” Natoli said. “You need somebody who’s
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Disney’s Queen Of Katwe on Blu-ray

Home audiences will cheer for Disney’s Queen of Katwe, which has earned widespread critical acclaim. Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl (Madina Nalwanga) from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. It is a remarkable story of perseverance against all odds that will leave viewers feeling humbled and inspired. According to director Mira Nair, “The triumph of the human spirit is not to weep for what we don’t have but to focus on what we do have and allow that to take us to a place we never imagined possible.” Disney’s heartwarming and triumphant tale arrives home on Digital HD on Jan.
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Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry: Breakthrough Stars’ Friendship Began Over a Pair of Beard Clippers

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Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry: Breakthrough Stars’ Friendship Began Over a Pair of Beard Clippers
Ten years ago, Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry met while working on the Tarell Alvin McCraney play “Wig Out” at the Sundance Theater Lab.

Both actors were playing drag queens, and one day, Henry – who was sporting a thick beard at the time – asked Brown to help shave his face.

“He did it,” Henry recalled. “He went and got clippers, and we’ve been best friends ever since. Once you shave a guy’s face, man, you’re best friends after that.”

Cut to 2016, and after years paying dues on stage and in small roles, Brown and Henry both coincidentally had the breakthrough year of their careers.

Brown, of course, won an Emmy portraying Christopher Darden on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and now stars in the fall’s new hit NBC series “This Is Us.” (He also just landed a role in “Marvel’s Black Panther.
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Dmz scribe Brian Woods joins Titan’s new ‘Robotech’ comic

Titan Comics have announced that New York Times best-selling writer Brian Wood (Dmz, Briggs Land, Northlanders) will helm their brand-new Robotech comic series – based on the legendary 80s animation by Harmony Gold – which is set to launch in 2017.

First airing in the USA in 1985, Robotech was the gateway to anime for many fans – capturing their imagination with its epic generational storyline involving war, romance, and, of course, the transforming Veritech fighters that defend the Earth against extra-terrestrial attacks. The original 85-episode series delved into humanity’s struggle against a series of alien invasions, from the gigantic Zentraedi to the mysterious Invid, battling for control of advanced alien technology that crash-landed on Earth.

Said Robotech’s Tommy Yune:

We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian to expand the Robotech universe. His bold approach to storytelling is thoughtful and will be full of surprises for fans.

As
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Robotech Is Making a Comeback in Comic Book Form

If you are a fan of the classic 1980s anime series Robotech, I've got some great news for you! Titan Comics has partnered up with Harmony Gold to revive Robotech as a comic book, and they've brought on writer Brian Wood (Briggs Land, Dmz) to develop it.

Harmony Gold president of animation Tommy Yune said in a statement:

"We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian to expand the Robotech universe. His bold approach to storytelling is thoughtful and will be full of surprises for fans."

There's no artist attached yet, but the comic publisher did release the retro-style cover art above created by Jason and John Waltrip, who previously worked on Robotech II: The Sentinels, Robotech Genesis: The Legend of Zor, and Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles.

Created by re-editing three different anime series, “Robotech” originally aired in syndication in the United States in
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Brian Wood to pen Titan Comics’ Robotech series

Titan Comics has announced that New York Times bestselling writer Brian Wood is set to pen the all-new Robotech comic book series, which will launch in 2017.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian to expand the Robotech universe.” said Robotech’s Tommy Yune, “His bold approach to storytelling is thoughtful and will be full of surprises for fans.”

First airing in the USA in 1985, Robotech was the gateway to anime for many fans – capturing their imagination with its epic generational storyline involving war, romance, and, of course, the transforming Veritech fighters that defend the Earth against extra-terrestrial attacks.

Produced by Harmony Gold USA, the original 85-episode series delved into humanity’s struggle against a series of alien invasions, from the gigantic Zentraedi to the mysterious Invid, battling for control of advanced alien technology that crash-landed on Earth.

With annual global meet-ups and conventions, a fast-growing social media following,
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Former Miss America Winner Names Baby Son ‘Wrigley’ After Chicago Cubs Win World Series

Welcome to the world, baby Wrigley!

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam-Irk named her newborn son after the iconic Chicago baseball stadium when the Cubs won the World Series on November 2.

“It just fits him perfectly” Stam-Irk tells People. “We’ve been huge fans for a long time.”

Stam-Irk says her son’s name was actually determined by a bet she placed with her husband, Brian Irk, months ago, during her first trimester of pregnancy.

“We were on a family walk and I said, ‘You’ve been a die-hard Cubs fan your whole life, and boy do I have the bet of a lifetime for you!
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Event Report: Carrie 40th Anniversary Cast & Crew Reunion Screening

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Last Friday night, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of attending the 40th anniversary screening of Brian De Palma’s Carrie, presented by Scream Factory, weSPARK, and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event was packed with eager fans of De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation, and there was a great Q&A after the screening hosted by Bryan Fuller, who moderated an engaging discussion between Carrie co-stars Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, P.J. Soles, Doug Cox, Noelle North, and editor Paul Hirsch, who also collaborated with De Palma throughout his career on films including Phantom of the Paradise, The Fury, Sisters, Obsession, Blow Out, Raising Cain, and the original Mission: Impossible.

Prior to the screening, this writer had the opportunity to speak briefly with Allen—who also serves as the executive director of weSPARK—about reuniting with her Carrie family for such a truly special occasion.
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Movie Review – Little Men (2016)

Little Men, 2016.

Directed by Ira Sachs.

Starring Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Talia Balsam and Alfred Molina.

Synopsis:

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.

Ira Sachs has an astute awareness that his films aren’t earth shattering, and they’re not supposed to be. They’re about the minutiae of middle class interaction, they tackle subjects; gentrification, marriage equality with such deft subtlety it’s easy to forget they are big ideas in his little films.

Little Men, his quietly brilliant follow-up to Love Is Strange, tackles gentrification by not tackling gentrification, instead, it works as a backdrop to a touching study of friendship between two young boys as their parents struggle with the financial demands of modern New York living.

After the death of his grandfather, Jake (Theo Taplitz) finds friendship
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Dave Franco interview: Nerve, Bowfinger, Statham, Jump Street

Simon Brew Aug 10, 2016

The co-star of Nerve on his new film, auditioning for 21 Jump Street, Bowfinger, Jason Statham and people shouting Nancy Drew...

Nerve sees Dave Franco, a man who’s built up plaudits for supporting roles in the likes of 21 Jump Street, Now You See Me and Bad Neighbours, jump above the title. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish), the film lands in UK cinemas this weekend, and ahead of that, Franco headed to Britain. We caught up with him in London, and here’s what happened…

I’m a bit perturbed. Coming into the interview, I read around a bit to see what everyone else has been asking you, to try and make sure I don’t ask you all the same questions you’ve been asked before…

I like that!

Well, I’ll still ask you them, I wouldn’t get carried away.

Of course.
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6'7" Haleigh Hampton's Dad Doesn't Want Her to Move with Her 5'8" Husband and Give Up on Volleyball

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6'7
Major family struggles are on the horizon again for My Giant Life's Haleigh Hampton. Her dad, Tay, was never on board with Haleigh's, 24, decision to marry husband Brian Carvalho, 32, arguing that she was too young and they didn't know each other for long enough. And Tay is disagreeing again with the idea of Haleigh moving with Brian to Tennessee for a new job. Haleigh and Brian tell her parents about his job offer in this exclusive clip from Tuesday's episode of My Giant Life. "I don't want to upset anybody, I don't want to alienate anybody," Brian says. "I
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6'7" Haleigh Hampton's Dad Doesn't Want Her to Move with Her 5'8" Husband and Give Up on Volleyball

  • PEOPLE.com
6'7
Major family struggles are on the horizon again for My Giant Life's Haleigh Hampton. Her dad, Tay, was never on board with Haleigh's, 24, decision to marry husband Brian Carvalho, 32, arguing that she was too young and they didn't know each other for long enough. And Tay is disagreeing again with the idea of Haleigh moving with Brian to Tennessee for a new job. Haleigh and Brian tell her parents about his job offer in this exclusive clip from Tuesday's episode of My Giant Life. "I don't want to upset anybody, I don't want to alienate anybody," Brian says. "I
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Brian Dunkleman -- Nuclear Custody Battle ... Assaults, Alcoholism and Child Stealing Allegations

  • TMZ
Brian Dunkleman is in the middle of one of the nastiest custody fights in Hollywood ... with each firing various claims including physical abuse, alcohol addiction and child stealing. Dunkleman says his wife, Kalea, is an alcoholic who is so out of control she poses a danger to himself and their 3-year-old son, Jackson. He says she has drunkenly punched him in the face and is now involved with a cartel drug dealer she met in rehab.
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Family Guy: Stewie and Brian are the Ultimate Tennis Duo and Peter Joins Grinder

Tonight on Family Guy: After Peter overloads his old cell phone with mobile apps, he buys a replacement and gives his old cellphone to Chris, which triggers a series of terrible events; Stewie joins a tennis club and asks Brian to be his partner. The episode is called “An App a Day” and it centers on Peter learning how to use apps. How the show is going to showcase this “learning” is a mystery to us but we’re interesting to see how it goes. Here’s a little sneak peak! Looks like Family Guy is doing nothing out of the ordinary

Family Guy: Stewie and Brian are the Ultimate Tennis Duo and Peter Joins Grinder
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Doctor Who: looking back at Chris Chibnall's episodes

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42, The Power Of Three, Dinosaurs On A Spaceship and more - the Doctor Who work to date of the show's next showrunner...

Who is Chris Chibnall? You might know him as the creator of Born & Bred, Law & Order: UK and Broadchurch amongst others, but as readers of this site, it's more likely that you know his scripts from Doctor Who and his tenure as head writer of Torchwood. On Friday, the BBC announced that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as the showrunner of Who after next year's tenth series (since its revival), to be replaced by Chibnall in 2018.

Over the weekend alone, there has already been a lot written and said in speculation about what the new show-runner, Doctor Who's third since Russell T. Davies combined the roles of head writer and executive producer when he revived the series in 2005. I, for one, welcome our
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Love & Mercy DVD Review

Director: Bill Pohlad

Written By: Oran Moverman, Michael Alan Lerner

Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti

This isn’t the first time I’ve said that 2015 gave us an inspired array of music-related exploration with impressive documentaries and movies. 2016 continues the form with the Home Entertainment release of Love & Mercy; an insightful look into the life of the legendary songwriter and modern-day genius Brian Wilson, one of the co-founders of the Beach Boys. If you’ve had an unusual detachment from reality and music existence, they’re the group behind some of the most unique songs in the 1960s that included the likes of God Only Knows, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Good Vibrations and numerous other superb songs.

Much like Aaron Sorkins’ Steve Jobs, the film is split but this time between two specific eras in Wilson’s life with his younger years and build up
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New Limitless Episode 10,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Limitless" episode 10 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Arm-ageddon," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down as an old friend of Brian's, asks him to help prove someone has hacked into his fake arm, and more. In the new, 10th episode press release: When Boyle's Former Military Buddy Is Charged With Murder, He Asks Brian To Help Prove His Friend's Prosthetic Arm Was Hacked To Commit The Crime, On "Limitless," Tuesday, Nov. 24. Press release number 2: When Boyle's former military buddy is accused of murder and blames it on the loss of control of his prosthetic arm, Boyle is going to ask Brian to help determine if the artificial limb was hacked. Also, Brian's father will demand he stop working for the FBI. The episode was written by Dennis Saavedra Saldua,
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