‘I Love You, America’s Sarah Silverman Talks Importance Of Finding Commonalities & Forging Connections – The Contenders Emmys

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Hours before Hulu’s Contenders panel for Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, Americathe final panel of the day—the streaming service announced that the hit variety series will be back for another 11 episodes, to begin airing on September 6—just in time for conversation centering on the midterm elections.
Speaking with Deadline’s Pete Hammond, Silverman first discussed her initial conception of the series, which tries to take an even-keeled look at the current political…

Hulu Renews Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ For Season 2

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Hulu has given an 11-episode Season 2 renewal to I Love You, America, the weekly half-hour topical show starring Sarah Silverman, from Funny Or Die. The new season starts September 6.
The straight-to-series project, which got Hulu into the comedy/talk/variety show arena in a major way, discuss the current political/emotional landscape of the country. Here’s the logline: Serving heady concepts in a big, bready, aggressively silly sandwich, Silverman tackles the symptoms of…

Valentine’s Day at the Movies: How to Say ‘I Love You’ Around the World (Video)

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Love comes in many forms, and on Valentine’s Day, TheWrap takes a look at how to say “I love you” in more than a dozen languages, pulled from some of the world’s most romantic films.

In the supercut, we see English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and many more versions of the famous three words: “When Harry Met Sally,” when Harry tells Sally he loves her, and “Titanic,” when Jack and Rose are in the freezing water after the sinking of the ship, are featured.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching some of your favorite romantic films — you can click through our viewing guide below.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Watch the video above.

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The Orchard to Sell ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Back to Louis CK

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The Orchard is selling back the global rights for the big-screen dramedy “I Love You, Daddy” to Louis C.K., an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The company had dropped the film — which C.K. directed, produced, co-wrote and starred in — from its release schedule on November 10, one day after the New York Times published a story in which five women accused the comedian of masturbating in front of them and other acts of sexual misconduct.

C.K.will pay back any money received as well as any marketing costs incurred by The Orchard — therefore, the indie distributor will not have any financial setback for its involvement in the film, which the company bought for $5 million at the Toronto Film Festival.

Money spent includes a brief mailing period of awards screeners to AMPAS, SAG, Golden Globes and Critics’ voting members.

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“I Love You Daddy,” was written, directed, edited, produced, and stars C.K. as a a seasoned writer in the entertainment industry who tries to stop his teenage daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) from her growing relationship with an aging filmmaker, played by John Malkovich.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and attracted controversy due to several jokes about child rape and the use of racial slurs by C.K.’s character.

The Orchard had originally scheduled an opening on November 17.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Louis CK cancels I Love You, Daddy premiere in advance of New York Times story 

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A little less than two months after its uncomfortable premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York premiere of Louis CK’s new Woody Allen-inspired dramedy I Love You, Daddy has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In an email, distributor The Orchard said, “Due to unexpected…

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Sarah Silverman on Joking About Rape: ‘I’m Having a Hard Time Navigating It’

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Sarah Silverman has long maintained that taboo topics such as rape should be fair game for comedians, depending on the joke’s angle. But in the wake of sexual misconduct and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood figures, she is open to adjusting her stance.

“It’s a fine line,” Silverman told TheWrap. “People need to be accountable for what they say, but expression has to be allowed as well. It’s a very fine line. I’m having a hard time right now navigating it myself.”

The star of the new Hulu series “I Love You, America,” which premiered Thursday, pointed out that she has worked on projects in which potentially objectionable or offensive material has been suggested by the writing staff, which she feels is an important part of the comedy process.

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“What’s said in a comedy writers room — if we were all held accountable for that! — is crazy,” she continued. “There has to be total freedom in that. That’s how comedy works, how you figure out what is over the line, what feels rotten, ‘let’s cut that,’ what is leaning into the discomfort of something and examining it. It’s difficult with art — I’m not saying there’s a free pass there. I’m just saying it’s hard.”

In her 2013 stand-up special, “We Are Miracles,” Silverman said, “Rape, obviously, the most heinous crime imaginable. Rape jokes are great.” Meanwhile, Jason Momoa apologized this week after taking heat on social media for a resurfaced 2011 clip in which he joked that he enjoyed working on “Game of Thrones” because he got to “rape beautiful women.”

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Silverman told TheWrap that as time goes by, she continues to listen to all points of view on the topic and adjusts her perspective accordingly.

“I have said I like to change with the times,” the “Battle of the Sexes” actress said. “When students are too PC, quote-unquote, I always like to listen to the voice of youth, students, because they tend to be on the right side of  history. But I’ve had the luxury — and I would hope that we give that to many people — to change with new information, to grow, to not just be put in social jail forever but to have room to learn and grow and change and be changed.”

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She continued, “So I don’t know. It’s a murky area, and we don’t have hard black-and-white lines around it.”

“I Love You, America” releases new episodes Thursdays on Hulu.

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Louis CK’s Comedy ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Sells to The Orchard for $5 Million

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The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to writer-director-star Louis C.K’s secret film project, “I Love You, Daddy,” which premiered over the weekend at the Toronto Film Festival. The pricetag was estimated to be around $5 million.

The dark comedy, which C.K shot earlier this year in black and white and on 35mm, is a brazen and funny look at beloved artists who are trailed by scandal.

The film stars Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt and Ebonee Noel.

“I Love You, Daddy” was written by Louis C.K. from a story by C.K. and Vernon Chatman. The film is produced by Louis C.K., Vernon Chatman, John Skidmore, Dave Becky and Ryan Cunningham.

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“Though we were already fans of the comic genius and incisive cultural commentary of Louis C.K., ‘I Love You, Daddy’ surpassed even our wildest expectations,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, The Orchard’s VP of Acquisitions. “It’s a multi-layered comedy that tackles provocative issues head on, combining a style that shows a clear passion for cinema with Louis’ singular voice. We are thrilled to start this journey with Louis and bring his film to audiences worldwide.”

“I really enjoyed meeting the team at The Orchard and found their approach to releasing the movie to be thoughtful and creative. I’m excited that we are bringing the movie to theaters and beyond together,” said Louis C.K.

The deal was negotiated by The Orchard and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Mike Berkowitz from APA on behalf of Louis C.K.

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