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Nancy Malone’s Estate Donates $500K to AFI in Support of Women Filmmakers

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The estate of the late actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Nancy Malone has gifted $500,000 to the American Film Institute (AFI) with the goal of advancing female filmmakers. The donation will go towards supporting women from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (Dww) as well as setting up the new Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers, a press release has announced.

The donation will establish the Nancy Malone Symposium, a coalition for the advancement of female filmmakers which will be held yearly at AFI Fest beginning in 2018.

“It was Nancy’s lifelong wish that women storytellers be heard,” explained Linda Hope of the Nancy Malone estate. “The Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers ensure that her wish is realized.”

Nancy Malone remains an enduring inspiration at the American Film Institute,” added Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “This peerless gift in support
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Dynasty's Ultimate Diva Is Here: Nicollette Sheridan Is Alexis Carrington

Dynasty's Ultimate Diva Is Here: Nicollette Sheridan Is Alexis Carrington
The mother of all soaps is here. The CW's revival of Dynasty was definitely saving the drama for the reveal of its mama, with the cast and producers teasing the possible debut of Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins' iconic character) by the end of season one. And now we have official confirmation Alexis will make her highly anticipated appearance this season...Nicollette Sheridan is set to fill Collins' infamous shoulder-pads! The Desperate Housewives star is set to play Blake's (Grant Show) ex-wife and Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and Steven's (James Mackay) mother, whose presence has loomed large over the show, which debuted in October. While we don't know exactly when Alexis...
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Dynasty Casts Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington — First Look

Dynasty Casts Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington — First Look
The CW’s Dynasty reboot has found its Alexis Carrington — and she comes direct from Wisteria Lane.

RelatedExclusive: Dynasty Enlists Kelly Rutherford for Mini Gossip Girl Reunion

Nicollette Sheridan, who famously portrayed Edie Britt on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is joining the cast of Dynasty as the mother of all troublemakers, TVLine has learned. Per the network, Alexis “will return unexpectedly to [Blake, Fallon and Steven’s] world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children and fighting to claim what is hers.” (In other words, lots of drama.)

This marks Sheridan’s first gig on a TV show since she
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sallie Patrick

Primarily, Sallie Patrick is a producer and a writer for TV shows, though she has had other roles in other production as well. At the moment, people might be most familiar with her through her role as the show-runner for the Dynasty reboot, which has started broadcasting on The CW. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Sallie Patrick: Chosen By the Producer of the First Dynasty Patrick was chosen by Esther Shapiro, who was one of the co-producers of the first Dynasty while the other was her husband Richard Shapiro. In her words,

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sallie Patrick
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Dynasty Star Catherine Oxenberg Pleads for Authorities to Stop Nxivm, the Secretive Group She Says Brainwashed Her Daughter

Dynasty Star Catherine Oxenberg Pleads for Authorities to Stop Nxivm, the Secretive Group She Says Brainwashed Her Daughter
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Catherine Oxenberg says her 26-year-old daughter, India, is “very, very angry” with her after she went to the media about Nxivm, a controversial self-empowerment group that India joined in 2011.

Speaking on Megyn Kelly Today, the actress said that women who have left the group led by Keith Raniere, who is known as Vanguard to his followers, have alerted police to what’s happening inside, including the alleged branding of members with Raniere’s initials and
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10 of the weirdest Kung Fu movies ever

Craig Lines Nov 1, 2017

Every now and then, martial arts movies go, er, a 'little leftfield', Here are some examples...

There are few feelings I enjoy as much as watching a movie that shakes me out of my complacency, wakes me up from my jaded quasi-slumber and makes me go “I’ve not seen that before!” I watch way too many films and it can take a lot to genuinely shock or surprise me, but there are few genres that manage it as often as martial arts.

Now, I appreciate there’s a lot of base level ‘weirdness’ to the genre if you’re not used to it. There’s curious dubbing, an emphasis on physicality over plotting, some eastern cultural touchpoints that baffle unfamiliar western audiences… but fans get used to all that. I’m talking about something slightly different.

To clarify, it might seem strange to new viewers when
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Inside Nxivm: A Secretive Self-Help Group Accused of Recruiting Young Women as Slaves—and Branding Them

Inside Nxivm: A Secretive Self-Help Group Accused of Recruiting Young Women as Slaves—and Branding Them
For Catherine Oxenberg, the “red flags” she could never quite see suddenly came into sharp, horrifying focus one afternoon last April when a friend reached out with news about her eldest daughter, India.

For the past several years, the former Dynasty actress had grown concerned about how increasingly “reserved, distant and burdened” her daughter had become after joining Nxivm, a controversial self-empowerment group in 2011.

But it wasn’t until her conversation with a friend, Bonnie Piesse, who had left Nxivm months earlier, that all the pieces to the terrifying puzzle fell into place.

“You need to save your daughter,” Piesse,
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Dynasty Star Catherine Oxenberg's Fight to Save Daughter from Group That Allegedly Brands Women

Dynasty Star Catherine Oxenberg's Fight to Save Daughter from Group That Allegedly Brands Women
Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg is desperately fighting to save her 26-year-old daughter, India, from a controversial group she alleges has “brainwashed” her oldest daughter.

In 2011, Oxenberg saw an opportunity to bond with her then 20-year-old daughter after she learned from a friend about a self-improvement program called Nxivm (pronounced Nex-i-um) and they decided to attend a meeting together.

For nearly 20 years, an estimated 16,000 people have paid as much as $3,400 for an executive-coaching workshop offered by the Albany, N.Y.-based organization, whose leader, Keith Raniere, 57, is known as Vanguard to his followers. With locations in New York, San Francisco and Mexico,
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Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is your favorite scripted TV show about sports? Old and current shows are fair game.

June Thomas (@junethomas), Slate

I was a big fan of the Freeform show “Make It or Break It,” about the lives of a group of elite gymnasts working toward their dream of competing in the Olympics. Even typing that sentence, I know how hokey it sounds, and yes, it touched on all the clichés about women’s gymnastics – eating disorders, overburdened parents, inappropriate relationships with coaches – but you know what, all those things bubble up in the real sport with depressing regularity.

The show had more than its fair share
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Dynasty's Costume Designer on the Show's 'No Fur' Policy and Dressing the Characters in Gossip Girl-Level Outfits

Dynasty's Costume Designer on the Show's 'No Fur' Policy and Dressing the Characters in Gossip Girl-Level Outfits
Riverdale isn’t the only show you should be binging on the CW. The network is also home to the hotly talked about Dynasty reboot, which brings all the beloved drama from the original ’80s prime-time soap and a modern update to the flashy style Dynasty is known for — all thanks to costume designer, Meredith Markworth-Pollack. With an impressive repertoire as a wardrobe stylist for major TV shows, including Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie and Reign (just to name a few), Markworth-Pollack is taking inspiration from the original hit series and modernizing it with some pretty fabulous looks. We sat
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Fashion Police Announces Series Finale Episode With Never-Before-Seen Clips of Joan Rivers

Fashion Police Announces Series Finale Episode With Never-Before-Seen Clips of Joan Rivers
It's been a good run, Joan Rangers. After more than two decades of laughs, Fashion Police will air its series finale Fashion Police: The Farewell on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Melissa Rivers, current co-host and Ep of the show since the beginning, the series finale will include footage from a never-before-seen episode featuring the late Joan Rivers. In a sneak peek of the un-aired '80s-themed episode above, Joan jokes about E!'s first family the Kardashians while analyzing Joan Collins' 1985 fashion. "For those of you out there who don't even know what Dynasty was, each week insanely wealthy people got married and divorced and slept around. They had no shame," Joan says....
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Dynasty: Season One Ratings

The original Dynasty TV show ran on ABC for nine seasons, between January 1981 and May 1989. The classic primetime sudser, from creators Richard and Esther Shapiro, starred John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins and was launched to compete with CBS' Dallas. Now The CW is rebooting it straight -- i.e. it isn't a sequel series or a spinoff. Other than being set in the present, much remains more or less the same, despite a new ethnicity and name-spelling here, a gender swap there, and a location about 1,400 miles east. Is that enough to enthrall a new generation of fans and attract fans of the original? Will the new Dynasty be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A CW soap opera, Dynasty stars Grant Show, Alan Dale, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley,
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The Very Clever Change the Dynasty Reboot Made to an Iconic Character

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Image Source: The CW Iconic '80s primetime soap Dynasty is coming to The CW this Fall, reimagined as a modern but still soapy nighttime soap. While the target audience of 2017's Dynasty might not be old enough to have watched 1981's Dynasty, there are some fun tidbits that the new series has inherited - or, in some cases, made totally its own. Updating the characters is one of them, and the new show has made a fun and timely change to one of Dynasty's signature characters. Image Source: Everett Collection Most of the characters bear the same names of the characters from the '80s series, including Sammy Jo, who was played by Heather Locklear. Here's the fun update: Sammy Jo is still called Sammy Jo but is now played by Rafael de la Fuente. The gender switch isn't the only thing; Sammy Jo (who goes by Sam
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Dynasty's Liz Gillies on Playing 'Bad Girl' Fallon Carrington and Why the Reboot Is 'Not Your Mother's Dynasty'

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Dynasty's Liz Gillies on Playing 'Bad Girl' Fallon Carrington and Why the Reboot Is 'Not Your Mother's Dynasty'
The Carringtons are back, and the drama looks juicier than ever.

Ahead of the premiere of The CW’s Dynasty remake, People Now caught up with actress Liz Gillies, who plays Fallon Carrington in the revival of the ’80s classic primetime soap opera chronicling the ongoing feud between two wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys.

Executive-produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (who helmed Gossip Girl and The O.C.), the revival is somewhat of a departure from the original — which Gillies, 24, applauds.

“We had to make a lot of changes, because if you go back and watch the original Dynasty,
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Dynasty review – fracking hell! It's back … and even more berserk than before

The oil! The outfits! Joan Collins! The most Ott soap ever aired returns to our screens after 36 years away … and it could be the camp slice of fun we all need

The original premiere of Dynasty aired in 1981. It lasted three hours and was called Oil. The decision not to add an exclamation mark after that was the first and last moment of restraint the most 80s of all 80s soaps ever showed. By the end of the three hours, badger-headed patriarch and oil(!) tycoon Blake Carrington had married his former secretary Krystle, beaten a rival oil-rigger, tried to marry off his Headstrong Daughter Fallon (to give her full title) to a cousin to bring about a merger with rival ColbyCo, and everyone had hit their hysterical marks without disturbing a hair on their uber-coiffed heads. Then just 12 episodes later, Joan Collins arrived.

The bar for this reboot, then, is magnificently high.
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How The CW's Dynasty Is Reinventing That Old "Catfight" Trope

How The CW's Dynasty Is Reinventing That Old
The original Dynasty was known for many things, including the big hair, the fashion and those knock-down, drag-out fights, usually between the female stars. The CW's Dynasty will have all that—just updated for the times. Sorry, you'll be hard-pressed to see any Nolan Miller gowns when the Dynasty reboot debuts on Wednesday, Oct. 11, but you will see women butting heads. "I did notice in the original catfights, if you go back and watch them, all of a sudden there will be a massive stunt man in a wig and you're just supposed to be like, 'Yeah, that's fine, sure,'" Elizabeth Gillies, Fallon Carrington in the new series, told E! News during a recent set visit. But the fights being in...
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Dynasty: revisiting an 80s soap cheese-fest

Catherine Pearson Oct 11, 2017

With the remake of the 1980s soap opera arriving today, what better time to take a nostalgia-filled lookback at Dynasty?

Cast your mind back, if you can, to the year of 1981. Bucks Fizz, Adam and the Ants and Soft Cell were storming the charts, Only Fools And Horses aired its first series on BBC One and Gregory’s Girl was playing in a cinema near you. Meanwhile, stateside, ABC had cooked up a suitably glamorous and scandalous competitor to Dallas, the CBS drama packed full of Stetsons and suspense. The world may have recently discovered who shot J.R., but there was still plenty of room for the Carringtons.

Enter Dynasty, a show based around the business and family of oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) whose recent marriage to his former secretary Krystle (Linda Evans) was making waves within the family mansion. With the Colby family
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'90s Heartthrob Grant Show Reveals Which Melrose Place Costar He'd Love to Reunite with

'90s Heartthrob Grant Show Reveals Which Melrose Place Costar He'd Love to Reunite with
Having starred on Melrose Place, Devious Maids and now the Dynasty reboot, Grant Show seemingly lives for the drama — at least on screen.

“I like a serialized drama where it’s about relationships and how that relationship develops,” the actor, 55, tells People in this week’s issue.

In The CW’s Dynasty, he’ll be reviving the role of Blake Carrington, played by the now-late John Forsythe in the ’80s.

Blake Carrington is not just your average soap opera character,” Show says. “He’s very complex. He’s a protagonist, but a very flawed protagonist. I was intrigued by that.
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