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‘Anatomy Of A Scandal’: Ben Radcliffe Joins David E. Kelley’s Netflix Series

‘Anatomy Of A Scandal’: Ben Radcliffe Joins David E. Kelley’s Netflix Series
Exclusive: Ben Radcliffe (Pandora) is set for a recurring role opposite Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery in Anatomy of a Scandal, Netflix’s six-part anthology series based on Sarah Vaughan’s bestselling novel, from Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley, former House of Cards showrunner Melissa James Gibson, Liza Chasin’s 3dot Productions and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories.

Anatomy of a Scandal tells the story of a scandal among the British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Radcliffe will play Young James (Older James is played by Rupert Friend).

Kelley and Gibson will write, showrun and executive produce with S.J. Clarkson, who also directs, along with Chasin for 3dot and Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss for Made Up Stories. Vaughan and Margaret Chernin are co-executive producers.

Radcliffe just wrapped a leading regular role on the CW’s Pandora. He recently filmed Nightflyers,
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Netflix Snaps Up Female Thriller Pitch From ‘Spenser Confidential’ Scribe; 6th & Idaho Producing

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Netflix Snaps Up Female Thriller Pitch From ‘Spenser Confidential’ Scribe; 6th & Idaho Producing
Exclusive: Netflix has preemptively acquired a new feature thriller pitch from screenwriter Sean O’Keefe to be produced by Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho. The project is billed as being in the spirit of Ron Howard’s 1996 action kidnap thriller hit Ransom but with a female bent.

The new project reps a reteaming of Netflix and O’Keefe who co-penned the Mark Wahlberg action-comedy Spenser Confidential, which is the third most-watched movie on the streamer with 85 million households after Sam Hargrave’s Extraction at 99 million and Susanne Bier’s Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock which drew 89 million. Directed by Peter Berg, Spenser Confidential stars Mark Wahlberg as Boston ex-cop, Spenser, who teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk (Winston Duke), after two Boston police officers are murdered. O’Keefe co-wrote with Brian Helgeland based on the 2013 novel Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by author Ace Atkins.

Adam Kassan and Rafi Crohn of
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Ron Howard On Filming ‘Hillbilly Elegy’: “I Thought Of It As An Emotional Epic” – Interview With The Director And Co-Star Glenn Close

Ron Howard On Filming ‘Hillbilly Elegy’: “I Thought Of It As An Emotional Epic” – Interview With The Director And Co-Star Glenn Close
Exclusive: “My mom was from a very small town and my dad was a farm boy, and when I read this book I recognized that I had really been looking for a story that I could tell that would allow me to apply my own sensitivity to this aspect of our American culture that I really relate to through my family in a way these folks think and communicate and make the decisions that they make and live by the codes they live by,” Ron Howard told me earlier this week just before one of his Hillbilly Elegy stars Glenn Close joined us on a conference call to talk about their much anticipated new film that will be debuting on Netflix November 24th right in time for Thanksgiving (it will also begin a theatrical run two weeks earlier). “I just understood all of that, and I’ve been looking for
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Solstice Studios Names Film Industry Vet Terry Curtin EVP Of Communications

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Solstice Studios Names Film Industry Vet Terry Curtin EVP Of Communications
Terry Curtin has joined Solstice Studios as EVP of Communications.

She replaces Elissa Greer, who has segued to the role of lead communications consultant on the studio’s next release, the Mark Wahlberg drama Good Joe Bell, which Solstice recently snapped up at TIFF for $20M as Deadline first reported.

Curtin will report to Vincent Bruzzese, Head of Marketing & Strategy, and will oversee all aspects of film publicity and promotion as well as corporate communications for the company.

“Terry is a world-class executive who is respected across the industry,” Bruzzese said. “We’re fortunate to have her join the company on a full-time basis. Terry and Elissa worked extremely well together and delivered an excellent publicity and promotion campaign for Unhinged, under difficult circumstances: launching the first new movie back in U.S. theaters this summer was no easy task. I look forward to their teaming up to achieve similarly
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Comedy Supporting Actor: Analyzing Emmy pros and cons for all 8 nominees

Comedy Supporting Actor: Analyzing Emmy pros and cons for all 8 nominees
This year’s Comedy Supporting Actor lineup at the Emmys includes last year’s reigning champ, veteran performers searching for their first win, and a first-time nominee. We have watched every episode submission from these actors to weigh the pros and cons of their selections. Who will take home the gold on Sunday, September 20? Follow the links below to each episode analysis and make your final Emmy predictions!

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

Mahershala Ali is a four-time Emmy nominee. He was previously nominated in Drama Guest Actor for “House of Cards” and Limited/Movie Actor for “True Detective.” Ali has an additional nomination this year in Outstanding Children’s Program for “We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest.” The actor has submitted the episode “Little Omar” for consideration: the Sheikh and Ramy are praying for Nico. Later they go to visit him in the hospital room,
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Emmy episode analysis: Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’) loses his ‘fluffy boy’ but could win another statuette

Emmy episode analysis: Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’) loses his ‘fluffy boy’ but could win another statuette
After being snubbed the past three years, Andre Braugher landed his fourth Emmy nomination for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in July. He’s once again up for Best Comedy Supporting Actor, for which he submitted the 12th episode of the seventh season, “Ransom.”

The actor revealed to Gold Derby last month that he chose to submit “Ransom” because “it was a funny episode and showed off the badass aspect to Captain Holt he usually keeps under wraps.”

In the episode, Holt recruits Jake (Andy Samberg) to find his dognapped Cheddar. Holt is worried and angry about losing his “fluffy boy.” A few scenes later, Holt is snapping at Jake and loses it on a call with the dognapper. This results in them not being able to trace the call.

The next time we see Holt, he is talking about getting even while stocking up on grenades. In their next scene, Jake informs Holt of a lead.
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Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’): ‘I came to the sitcom to learn’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’): ‘I came to the sitcom to learn’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“There’s a lot of cop shows but there is only one cop comedy, and I happen to have stumbled upon it,” admits “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andre Braugher. In our recent webchat (watch the exclusive video above), he adds, “I’m looking forward to the kind of work we are going to do in the future based upon the fact that the world has changed and knowledge of police forces has changed. The question is: how is “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” going to confront this? How are we going to hold a mirror up to life and still produce an enormously funny show. I don’t have a formula for that but I know that creator Dan Goor is a terrific writer. I’m looking forward to reading the script and challenging ourselves.”

SEEAndre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’): Emmys 2020 episode submission revealed

Having finished seven seasons, the Golden Globe winning NBC sitcom
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Complete list of 2020 Emmys episode submissions revealed [Updating]

Complete list of 2020 Emmys episode submissions revealed [Updating]
We’ve been exclusively revealing all 2020 Emmy Awards episode submissions throughout the first days of August. Every title is now listed below. All guest acting titles were indicated on the ballots from early July. The program, lead and supporting contender episodes are courtesy of networks, studios and/or personal reps. The 72nd annual Emmys will be live (yet virtual) September 20 on ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”).

Each drama series and comedy series must submit six episodes for voters to view. Each lead and supporting nominee from dramas and comedies enter one episode each. Leads in the movie/limited categories are viewed for their entire programs, but supportings in that genre also entire a single title each. The complete list for all confirmed submissions is below.

To weigh in with your thoughts and analysis, join our special discussion in the Gold Derby forums.

SEE2020 Emmy nominations complete
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Gary Sinise To Receive Humanitarian Award From Location Managers Guild International

Gary Sinise To Receive Humanitarian Award From Location Managers Guild International
Exclusive: Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise will receive the Humanitarian Award from the Location Managers Guild International at the 7th Annual Lmgi Awards. Sinese established the Gary Sinise Foundation with the mission to serve and honor America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, Gold Star families and those in need. Sinese will be honored for the commitment he and his foundation have made to give back to those who sacrifice for our nation and create a legacy of service. The awards, hosted by Isaiah Mustafa, will be held during a virtual ceremony Saturday, October 24 at 2 pm Pst.

Sinese’s performance as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump earned him Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations as well as the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Board of Review and the Commander’s Award from the Disabled American Veterans. It also formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community.
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Friday Night SmackDown – Aug 7th 2020: Results & Review

Friday Night SmackDown – Aug 7th 2020: Results & Review
Welcome to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Tony Danza! You like’a the Tony Danza? You betta! Somebody slap the momma, ‘cuz we got da’ ‘rasslin’ on da’ way…’cuz I’ve got Cabin Fever!!!!!! Iiiiiiiii’Ve Got It Tooooooooo!!!!!!!! Cabin Feverrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!! Oh, I’Ve Got Cabin Fever I’V…

Match #1: Matt Riddle def. Sheamus (Disqualification) The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Matt Riddle hasn’t shied away from a challenge since making his SmackDown debut, and The Original Bro faced one of his most difficult tests in a battle with Sheamus. Sheamus’ power was on display early, as he manhandled the blue brand newcomer and connected on a brutal Powerbomb. With the match still very much in the balance, Shorty G pounced on Riddle outside the ring in another attempt to collect The King’s Ransom.
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Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’): Emmys 2020 episode submission revealed

Andre Braugher (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’): Emmys 2020 episode submission revealed
Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Andre Braugher is entering the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” episode “Ransom” as his 2020 Emmy Awards submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. This program aired April 16 and was the 12th episode of the seventh season for the NBC show.

In this installment, Holt (Braugher) and Kevin have a meltdown over the abduction of Cheddar. The usually reserved Holt acts more frantic like Peralta instead of his typical self because of the dognapping.

See 2020 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 72nd Emmy Awards

Braugher previously won two Emmys for “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Thief” among his 11 career nominations. For this 2020 contest, he is competing against reigning champ Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), past winners Sterling K. Brown (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), previous nominees Mahershala Ali (“Ramy”), Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”) and Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek
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13 Reasons Why Season 4 Trailer and Release Date

13 Reasons Why Season 4 Trailer and Release Date
13 Reasons Why Season 4 was made official by Netflix last September, setting up what will serve as the final season for the series.

After the series released its third season last year, it became clear that formerly controversial water cooler topic series 13 Reasons Why was running out of reasons to cite, thus putting a finish line firmly on the horizon. While the show typically runs 13 episodes, this final run will contain just 10. However, creator/showrunner/Ep Brian Yorkey remained onboard to see things through.

13 Reasons Why Season 4 Trailer

The trailer for the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why has arrived, previewing a series that must first pick up the pieces after Monty (Timothy Granaderos) was killed in prison at the end of Season 3. With the late Monty having spent the series as a bully and rapist, it made him the perfect patsy for the killing of Bryce Walker, whose real killer,
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Scream Factory Announces June 2nd Blu-ray Release for Witches In The Woods

Scream Factory Announces June 2nd Blu-ray Release for Witches In The Woods
In her recent review, Heather Wixson wrote that Witches in the Woods is "...far more entertaining and chilling than I could have possibly expected," and following its recent VOD release, the new horror film is coming to Blu-ray on June 2nd from Scream Factory:

Press Release: Set in a fabled New England forest, Witches in the Woods is a suspenseful chiller about seven college friends whose off-the-grid snowboarding trip takes a turn for the worst when they get lost in the woods after experiencing car trouble. This tense tale of survival stars Hannah Kasulka (Fox’s The Exorcist), Craig Arnold (CBS’s Ransom), Sasha Clements (Majority Rules!), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Alexander De Jordy (Rookie Blue), Humberly Gonzalez (CW’s In the Dark), Kyle Mac (Titans), and Ian Matthews (NBC’s Taken), and makes its Blu-ray debut June 2, 2020. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

In Witches in the Woods,
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 13 Review: Lights Out

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 13 Review: Lights Out
This Brooklyn Nine-nine review contains spoilers.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 13

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a tendency to fall into routines. Granted, a lot of the returning plots and episode structures work spectacularly well. Sitcoms are supposed to be comfortable; if you wanted to watch something strenuous, that’s what prestige dramas are for. Even though Brooklyn Nine-Nine often returns to what works, they still have the capability to surprise. It’s a wonder that the series has never done a NYC blackout episode up until this point, but it obviously yields great results and helps complicate the conclusion of Amy’s pregnancy.

It’s nice to see the series finale conclude a season-long arc. If Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues past the confirmed Season 8, I’d love for them to tell more stories that spill out slowly across the season. I’m sure they’d also love something that’s as much of
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season Finale Recap: A Star Is Born

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season Finale Recap: A Star Is Born
Brooklyn Nine-Nine just concluded its seventh season. A few thoughts on this season and its finale, “Lights Out,” coming up just as soon as I investigate a murder at a Cinnabon …

I spent much of Season Seven’s first half resigned to the notion that Father Time is undefeated, even when it comes to consistently funny sitcoms like this one. Other than the time-hopping “Trying,” the early episodes seemed made up of ideas the show had done a few too many times before, and even demoting Holt to patrol cop
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 12 Review: Ransom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 12 Review: Ransom
This Brooklyn Nine-nine review contains spoilers.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 12

In a similar way that Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Season 3 Episode “Yippie Kayak” allowed Jake to live out his Die Hard fantasy, Captain Holt gets his chance to play a sanitized, and thankfully victimless, version of John Wick in “Ransom.” That wouldn’t mean much to him though, he repeatedly mistakes the character for “John Wicks” multiple times throughout the episode. It’s one of the many silly, effective jokes that makes “Ransom” one of the clear highlights of the season.

The episode’s title comes from the main plot, which finds Holt and Kevin’s beloved fluffy boy, Cheddar the Dog, kidnapped. Naturally, this causes the normally robotic Holt to short circuit and start shouting tough guy one-liners. It’s almost always funny when Holt and Peralta’s dynamic is switched, with Peralta in the straight man role. Holt’s
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Recap: Must Love Dogs

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Recap: Must Love Dogs
A review of this week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, “Ransom,” coming up just as soon as I show the right level of excitement for a yellow-crested warbler…

There is only one thing to complain about with “Ransom,” the funniest episode of Season Seven, and one of the funniest Nine-Nine installments in years, so let’s get it out of the way quickly: Because this one immediately follows “Valloweaster,” it means Cheddar the Dog gets a triumphant slo-mo introduction two weeks in a row. Like Amy’s pregnancy news, that one moment
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TikTok Is the New MTV, and It's Time We All Get on Board

TikTok Is the New MTV, and It's Time We All Get on Board
Though I was born at the tail end of the '90s, I'll never forget how vital MTV was to developing my love for pop culture. Before school, I would sneak to the living room, turn the volume down as low as possible, and worship performers like Rihanna or Gwen Stefani as they shook their hips, dripping in Juicy Couture and low-rise True Religion jeans. I remember seeing D4L's video for Laffy Taffy during one of my morning escapades and being entranced, not only by the gaudiness of their gold chains and clothing choices, but by the music itself.

Looking back, that video is an encapsulation of what pop culture in mid-2000s was; glitzy and campy. MTV was a middleman in the exchange from artist to audience. The channel played an active role in what culture viewed as the epitome of wealth and success, and made it feel reachable.
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'Cardinal' Producer Sienna Films Sold as Kew Media Group Continues to Offload Assets

'Cardinal' Producer Sienna Films Sold as Kew Media Group Continues to Offload Assets
Sienna Films, producer of Hulu's Cardinal, has been sold off as asset sales at Kew Media Group after it was tipped into receivership by the Ontario Superior Court.

Terms of the acquisition by Montreal-based Datsit Sphere, which produces series like Transplant, 19-2 and Rumours, were not disclosed.

Sienna Films, led by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny and acquired by Kew Media in 2017, also has such TV credits as Ransom for CBS and Trickster for CBC and Aptn.

Datsit Sphere earlier this month also acquired the Toronto-based TV producer Bgm from Kew Media, while Jamie Brown's Frantic Films bought ...
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Quebec’s Datsit Sphere Buys Kew Media’s ‘Cardinal’ Producer Sienna Films (Exclusive)

Quebec’s Datsit Sphere Buys Kew Media’s ‘Cardinal’ Producer Sienna Films (Exclusive)
French Canadian producer-distributor Datsit Sphere has made its second acquisition of a Kew Media Group business, swooping in to buy “Cardinal” producer Sienna Films from the embattled production group.

The Montreal and Toronto-based Datsit Sphere, which previously acquired Bgm, picked up Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny’s Sienna Films in a bid to expand its global-facing drama.

Datsit Sphere spans multiple genres and its portfolio includes theatrical scripted producer Go Films, Montreal based 2D animation specialist Oasis Animation and international sales agency Wazabi Films.

Meanwhile, Toronto-based Sienna makes Billy Campbell-fronted crime drama “Cardinal,” which airs on CTV in Canada, Hulu in the U.S. and BBC Four in the U.K. Other TV credits include “Ransom” for CBS and Corus and the forthcoming “Trickster” for CBC and Aptn, the indigenous supernatural-inspired drama series based on the bestselling “Son of A Trickster” trilogy by Eden Robinson.

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