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“The Flash,” “Arrow’s” Greg Berlanti To Be Head Writer For 87th Oscar Show

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.

Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast. He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010. Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination. He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”

Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar
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Emmy salvation for 'The Bible' as Best Miniseries?

Emmy salvation for 'The Bible' as Best Miniseries?
Back in 1995, "A Woman of Independent Means" -- NBC's telefilm about the life of a flamboyant southern belle (Sally Field) -- looked like the easy victor to nab the Emmy for Best Miniseries. USA Today and TV Guide predicted it would win, but "Joseph" -- a biblical epic produced by TNT -- pulled off an upset that caused one of the journos back in the press room to exclaim, "It's a miracle!" In those days cable programs didn't seem to have a prayer against the big broadcast networks that had a stranglehold on the Emmys and the leadership of TV academy. How did "Joseph" do it? It may have been evidence of secret divine intervention that could occur again in the race for Best Miniseries for "The Bible." I'm not talking here about the handiwork of the unseen hand of god. What is divine – and largely unacknowledged -- is the
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Sally Field to be Honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced that Sally Field will receive the Career Achievement Award on January 5 during the awards gala. Field will join previously announced honorees -- the ensemble cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), and Robert Zemeckis ("Flight").

Field, currently starring in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," also won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress award for the role.

Here's more on Field's career highlights:

Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award winner for her performances in Places in the Heart, for which she also received a Golden Globe®, and Norma Rae, for which she received a Golden Globe, along with the New York Film Critics Circle prize, the National Board of Review Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Society of Film Critics honor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Exclusive Interview: Actress Charlotte Biggs Vs. Brian S

Charlotte Biggs is a working actress from Texas who I met and got to know some at Comicpalooza. She had many stories to share and has this cool character called "Sister Mary" that completely owns me for some strange reason (looking for the lightning bolt). Biggs has several projects she’s working on right now including the indie TV series Morgue and Stein that also screened at Comicpalooza. Check out my latest Versus with actress and all around cool girl Charlotte Biggs.

Brian S- Ok, tell me how you got into acting.

Charlotte Biggs- I dabbled a bit with drama in high school. Never a major role or anything. Then I heard on the radio they were having a casting call for "A Woman of Independent Means" and were looking for children. I took my son and nephew, who were like 4 and 5, and low and behold I was asked
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