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‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ wins Emmy for Best Informational Series at 2018 Creative Arts after host’s death

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‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ wins Emmy for Best Informational Series at 2018 Creative Arts after host’s death
Anthony Bourdain, whose death in June at age 61 stunned the world, has now been memorialized by Emmy voters for his work in the entertainment industry. As Gold Derby predicted, CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” has just taken home the trophy for Best Informational Series at the 2018 Creative Arts, beating out co-nominees “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” “Vice” and “StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson.” See complete list of Emmy winners.

SEE2018 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 42 categories

In addition to Best Informational Program, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” also took home trophies at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys for Best Short Form Nonfiction/Reality Series, Best Picture Editing, Best Writing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. In Bourdain’s absence, various team members accepted the many trophies

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Wesley Snipes has teased two future Blade projects

Wesley Snipes has revealed that discussions have been had with Marvel regarding the future of Blade, teasing two future projects.

With superheroes and Marvel, in particular, being bigger than ever and the McU always looking for new additions to the roster, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to see someone like Blade return to the spotlight.

Wesley Snipes turn as the grizzled vampire hunter in the late 90s and early 2000s earned him plenty of fans and the actor would love to return to the role once more. Speaking to Vice, Snipes revealed that Blade’s return is likely, with discussions underway:

“There are a lot of conversations going around right now and we’re very blessed to have the enthusiasm and interest in something coming from that world again. We’ve created two projects that fit perfectly into this world and, when people see them,
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Vice Is Back In Business In Canada After Striking Long-Term Deal With Bell Media

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Exclusive: Vice is back in business in Canada after striking a long-term programming deal with Bell Media and hiring a new president.

The youth-skewing media company has inked an agreement with Bell Media that will see the latter become the exclusive Canadian home to programming from Viceland as well as hundreds of hours of Vice programming.

This comes after Vice and Rogers ended their $100M deal in January with Viceland Canada closing on April 1.

Vice has also hired Naveen Prasad as President of Vice Canada; Prasad was previously Evp and General Manager of Canadian producer/distributor Elevation Pictures. He left the The Imitation Game and Room distributor earlier this year to launch his own production company Impossible Objects. Deadline understands that news about the firm’s future will emerge later this week.

Under the agreement, Bell will air series including The Hunt For The Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold, Munchies Guide To,
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Bruce Willis to Star in MoviePass Films’ First Project, ’10 Minutes Gone’

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Bruce Willis to Star in MoviePass Films’ First Project, ’10 Minutes Gone’
In the midst of financial struggles and constant changes to its service, MoviePass announced Tuesday that its new film production wing, MoviePass Films, will start production on “10 Minutes Gone,” an action thriller starring Bruce Willis.

This will be the first film produced by the new studio, which was created after MoviePass acquired Emmett Furla Oasis Films (Efo) back in May. MoviePass’ parent company, Helios & Matheson, holds 51 percent of MoviePass films with Efo holding the remainder. MoviePass is hoping to use its ticket subscription service to promote its films to subscribers.

Also Read: MoviePass Nixes Price Hike, But Sets 3 Movies-Per-Month Limit

“10 Minutes Gone” follows a man who survives a gunshot to the head during a bank heist gone wrong, but loses memory of what happened during the heist. He must piece together what happened and who ran off with the bank’s money, all while a vengeful crime boss, played by Willis,
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‘Random Acts of Flyness’: Terence Nance Makes Avant-Garde TV Entertaining, With a Little Help From Jon Hamm

‘Random Acts of Flyness’: Terence Nance Makes Avant-Garde TV Entertaining, With a Little Help From Jon Hamm
“Random Acts of Flyness” may play like one grand television experiment — its sketch-like segments hinge on a whimsical but distinctly dark sense of humor when tackling topics such as patriarchy, white supremacy, and black sensuality — but don’t call it “experimental.”

“I don’t see the show as experimental,” said director, writer, and creator Terence Nance in a recent phone interview with IndieWire. “Definitely avant-garde, but I think the people in the writer’s room are all very skilled at engaging audiences very viscerally in terms of like — ‘Are we going to be able to get people to engage with this consistently, in the way they would sit down and watch ‘Seinfeld’?”

Nance had been kicking around the idea for a television show since 2006, six years before his debut feature-length film, “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” put him on the map with a well-reviewed premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
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How Miranda Lambert Has Put Blake Shelton Firmly in Her Past

How Miranda Lambert Has Put Blake Shelton Firmly in Her Past
Preparing to write her version of a breakup album fresh off her divorce from Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert turned up at an East Nashville recording studio with a rolling cooler full of alcohol and zero shame. As her astonished writing team looked on, she transformed her raw emotions into telling lyrics, like this standout from lead single "Vice": "Another vice, another call / another bed I shouldn't crawl out of / at seven a.m. with shoes in my hand / Said I wouldn't do it, but I did it again / And I know I'll be back tomorrow night." While co-writer Shane McAnally recalls being stunned by her vulnerability—"I kept looking at you and kept saying,...
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Emmys: John Oliver, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ RuPaul Aim for Repeat Wins — Screen Talk Emmy Edition

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Emmys: John Oliver, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ RuPaul Aim for Repeat Wins — Screen Talk Emmy Edition
The 2018 Emmy talk, sketch and unscripted categories could look a lot similar to last year. Categories like the reality races remain mostly unchanged, while the Variety/Talk competition has just one notable switch: “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” replacing “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Incumbents such as RuPaul (as best reality host), “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (variety/talk series) and “Saturday Night Live” (variety/sketch series) are all expected to repeat their wins.

But there are a few potential changes on the horizon: Sadly, CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” will likely win the Outstanding Informational Series Or Special category as a posthumous tribute to the show’s host.

Also, if the outstanding reality competition category is finally ready for a switch, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” seems like the likely contender.

Just like last year, IndieWire’s Screen Talk podcast will launch a weekly Emmy edition
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Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…

Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…
As everyone looks to the major nominees for star-studded battles, let’s not forget that many familiar faces are popping up left and right in some less-publicized Emmy categories. The majority of these winners will be announced at the Creative Arts Emmys in two separate ceremonies on September 8 and 9, eight days before the primetime telecast on September 17.

The Best Narrator category is chock full of celebrities. Sir David Attenborough (“Blue Planet II”) competes against Charles Dance (“Savage Kingdom”), Morgan Freeman (“March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”), Carl Reiner, and Liev Schreiber (“24/7”).

See 2018 Emmy reactions: Our readers overjoyed for Issa Rae, but they Hate the snubs for Alison Brie and ‘Will & Grace

Reiner is the only previous winner in the bunch, with 9 total victories including two for “Caesar’s Hour,” five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one for “The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coco, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special,
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At&T Getting ‘Tough’ on HBO? More Like Tough Love

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When a conversation from a high-level internal meeting somehow makes its way into the press, that’s typically going to expose troubling news about the company involved. But in the curious case of a closed-door town hall last month between the new head of At&T’s content arm and 150 employees from its newly acquired division, HBO, the optics may be distorting reality.

Granted, Monday’s New York Times report is not flattering to either WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey or HBO CEO Richard Plepler. A conversation clearly not intended by its participants to be excerpted at length depicts Stankey talking about the crown jewel of the $85.4 billion acquisition At&T just made as if it was an underperforming laggard in need of a dramatic shakeup. It’s sobering to hear Stankey tell Plepler in front of his own employees that 2018 is “going to be a tough year” for HBO and that
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‘Reprisal’ Trailer: Oh, Good! Another Bruce Willis Movie to Forget About

‘Reprisal’ Trailer: Oh, Good! Another Bruce Willis Movie to Forget About
Have you heard of Acts of Violence, First Kill, Marauders, Extraction, Vice or The Prince? They’re all Bruce Willis action thrillers that you’ve likely forgotten about or never even heard of, and they’re all movies that have come out within the last four years. That just goes to show you how often Bruce Willis is […]

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Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis star in trailer for action thriller Reprisal

Lionsgate has released a poster and trailer for the upcoming action thriller Reprisal which sees Brian A. Miller directing a cast that includes Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Olivia Culpo, and Johnathon Schaech; check them out here…

Jacob (Frank Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James (Bruce Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel (Johnathon Schaech), the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife (Olivia Culpo) and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.

Reprisal is set for release on August 31st.

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Showtime Orders First-Ever Late-Night Talk Show From Desus and Mero

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Showtime has ordered its first-ever weekly late-night talk show, starring TV and podcast personalities Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, the network announced Monday. The half-hour series will premiere in 2019 and include guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and beyond.

“We have waited a long time to enter the talk-show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing,” said president and CEO of Showtime Networks David Nevins.

“Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low,” he continued. “They have a loyal and devoted fan base that will only multiply, and we can’t wait to see them take it to the next level on Showtime.”

Also Read: Don Cheadle Comedy From 'Happy Endings
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Vice Strikes On-Demand Content Deal With Britain’s Channel 4

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More than 900 hours of Vice programming will be available on Channel 4’s All4 on-demand service after the youth brand struck a deal with the British broadcaster.

The lineup spans news, current affairs, and lifestyle programming, with 200 hours of new content and 700 hours from Vice’s library. Titles covered include Jamali Maddix’s documentary series “Hate Thy Neighbour” (pictured) and Emmy-nominated travel documentary “Gaycation.” The deal also covers upcoming Vice content.

The deal marks the first time Channel 4 has worked with a third-party brand in this way to bring programming to its on-demand service. The partners tested the waters earlier this year by launching four Vice titles on All 4 for a limited time.

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Channel 4, said: “This is a phenomenally exciting and innovative partnership for Channel 4 and Vice which will create a compelling new hub for young viewers on All 4 and extend the reach of Vice
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‘The Adventures Of Jurassic Pet’ Lands At Grindstone Entertainment In U.S. & Kew Media In UK – Cannes

Exclusive: Lionsgate-affiliated Grindstone Entertainment Group has taken U.S. rights to teen drama The Adventures of Jurassic Pet.

The company, which specializes in action titles with recognizable stars such as Nic Cage’s Dying of the Light and Bruce WillisVice as well as family films including Bark Ranger and Pups United, will release the film in winter 2018.

Elsewhere, France Television has boarded, while Kew Media has taken UK and Irish rights to the film, which stars Kyler Charles Beck (Dude Perfect Show), David Fletcher-Hall (Murder Made Me Famous) and Ben Hall (The Posthuman Project).

The Adventures of Jurassic Pet is the fourth film from The Jurassic Games director Ryan Bellgardt, a Never Ending Story-meets-Jurassic Park-style drama, which sees an adventurous teenager who summons the courage to help a friendly dinosaur escape from the clutches of a mad scientist who wants to use him for experimentations. Chris Hoyt,
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Why Miranda Lambert’s “Vice” is Her Most Important Song

Whether you are a country music fan or not, you have undoubtedly at least heard of the name Miranda Lambert. If you don’t tend to listen to country music, you’re probably familiar with name because of the highly publicized divorce that occurred a year or so ago between her and fellow country music artist Blake Shelton. If you somehow managed to miss out on all of that, you must have managed to avoid the overwhelming majority of the public-at-large, because you couldn’t stand in the line at the supermarket without seeing tabloids dedicating themselves to the subject, nor could you

Why Miranda Lambert’s “Vice” is Her Most Important Song
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‘Vice’ Returns For Season 6 With “Raised in The System”

The Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series Vice returns to HBO for its sixth season Friday, April 6th (11:00-11:45 p.m. Et/Pt). The season will premiere with an extended special titled “Raised in the System,” featuring Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams as he embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system.

“Raised in the System” offers a frank and unflinching look at people caught up in the system, exploring why the country’s mass incarceration problem cannot be fixed without first addressing the juvenile justice problem, and investigates solutions communities are employing that are resulting in drastic drops in crime and incarceration.

With more than 850,000 juvenile arrests a year and 48,000 kids sitting in lock-up daily, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of minors in the world. However, recent FBI statistics reveal that the highest arrest rates for violent crimes,
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Full Frame 2018 Women Directors: Meet Roopa Gogineni — “I Am Bisha”

“I Am Bisha”

Roopa Gogineni is a director and photographer, and has created documentaries for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Vice. Her experience producing reality TV in Somalia was chronicled in an episode of NPR’s “Invisibilia.” Gogineni’s work across media embraces the complexity of histories and conflicts in the Global South.

“I Am Bisha” will premiere at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on April 6.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Rg: The film is a dark comedy from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where government and rebel forces have been fighting for many years. It’s a mashup of scenes from Bisha TV — a satirical web series starring the puppet personas of President Omar al-Bashir, and his genocidal henchman, Hemeti — and those from the life of Ganja, the puppeteer who controls the President’s head.

W&H: What drew you to this story?
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Six: Season Two Update Plus, Are There Too Many Military Dramas on TV?

The second season of the Six TV show is coming to History in the new year. In advance of season two, History's Executive Vice President for Programming, Eli Leher, has given a little update. Reportedly, season two is just finishing production, and the cable network is looking forward to "growing" the scripted series. Lehrer also addressed the uptick in military dramas, that followed the Six TV series premiere. A military combat drama airing on the History channel, Six TV show stars Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan-Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge, Dominic Adams, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Jaylen Moore, Donny Boaz, and Nondumiso Tembe. The series centers on the members of Navy Seal Team Six. Look for Olivia Munn, Eric Ladin, Erik Palladino, Katherine Evans, and Nikolai Nikolaeff in Six, season two. Read More…
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Private Prison Company Will Pay $7 Million to Family of Mentally Ill Inmate Who Killed Herself

A private company that manages prisons will pay $7 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed last year by the family of a mentally ill Pennsylvania woman who killed herself while detained inside one of their facilities, People confirms.

David Inscho, the attorney for the family of Janene Wallace, tells People the 35-year-old woman who was diagnosed as depressive and paranoid hung herself in May 2015 inside the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

According to Inscho, the suicide ended Wallace’s 50-day in solitary confinement. She was not let out of her cell once during the final 85 hours of her life,
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Rushes. Anne Wiazemsky, Harvey Weinstein, Alan Rudolph, "Reservoir Dogs" at 25

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThe luminously thoughtful French actress Anne Wiazemsky, indelible for her starring roles in Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar, Jean-Luc Godard's Le chinoise, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and Porcile, and Philippe Garrel's L'enfant secret, has died at the age of 70. Part of her memoir Un an après has been adapted in the controversial film Redoubtable, which premiered at Cannes this year.Significant writings concerning Miramax and The Weinstein Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse are appearing far and wide: Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker, Jodi Kantor & Rachel Abrams for The New York Times, Heather Graham for Variety, and Naveen Kumar for Vice. Recommended VIEWINGUploaded five months ago and undiscovered until now: Neil Bahadur has found the first trailer for Alan Rudolph's first film in 15 years, Ray Meets Helen.
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