‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Explains The “Chip On His Shoulder” – Paley Fest

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The ninth season of The Walking Dead has been a tumultuous and unsettling one in many ways (especially with the loss of Andrew Lincoln and fellow lead Lauren Cohan early on) but the show’s six-year time jump and its tonal shift (to hew closer to …

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast Has A 1960s Wish List For Season 3 – PaleyFest 2019

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Season 3 of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is being planned, it was revealed last night in the opening panel of the 2019 PaleyFest, the annual television festival produced by The Paley Center for Media and held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywo…

TV Reps & Producers On Sellers Market & How ‘True Detective’ Changed Business & Opened The Door To A-List Talent – INTV

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The current explosion of scripted TV series and the proliferation of streaming services has been a boon for writers, WME president Ari Greenburg said during a panel at the INTV conference in Jerusalem.
“There is hardly anything that you can&#8217…

How To Navigate An Industry Comprised Of Five Major Film Studios & 500 Scripted TV Shows – INTV

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As the motion picture industry shrinks and TV arena expands, more creative power should be relegated to producers. That was the message today at INTV’s panel “Creative Financing and Strategic Partners: Thinking Outside the Box.”
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‘The Hate U Give’ Stars Amandla Stenberg & Russell Hornsby On “The Talk” And Power Of Timely Drama – The Contenders NY

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Based on the YA novel of the same name by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give tackles relevant social issues that are not just applicable to young adults. The George Tillman Jr.-directed pic adapted by the late Audrey Wells follows the story of Starr as she …

Deadline’s The Contenders New York Underway As Disney Kicks Off Day Of Oscar-Worthy Hopefuls

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Director Rob Marshall and the cast of Mary Poppins Returns including Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw are kicking off Deadline’s first New York edition of The Contenders, the all-day event today that highlights awar…

‘Bird Box’s Sandra Bullock Donned A Blindfold For Fresh Take On Motherhood – The Contenders LA

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While Sandra Bullock would eventually fall in love with Bird Box—a Netflix horror-thriller based on a novel by Josh Malerman and directed by Susanne Bier—the Oscar winner had quite a different reaction to the material in her first interacti…

With Narrative Debut ‘A Private War,’ Matthew Heineman Honors Courageous, Selfless Journalism — The Contenders LA

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Growing up with a journalist for a mother and making his name as an Oscar-nominated documentarian—behind the likes of Cartel Land and City of Ghosts—Matthew Heineman makes his narrative feature debut with Aviron Pictures’ A Private War. As …

Annapurna’s ‘Vice’ & ‘Beale Street’: The American Dream Warped And Deferred – The Contenders LA

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At Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles today, Annapurna Pictures showed off two dramas from their impressive awards-season slate, and a unifying concern emerged: The American Dream, and the ways it has changed over time. While members of the pr…

‘Boy Erased’ & ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Champion Those Who Fight For Change — The Contenders LA

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This awards season—to quote Sam Cooke—a change is gonna come, courtesy of Focus Features. Today at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles, the distributor presented two of its timely contenders in Boy Erased (bowing in theaters yesterd…

‘Queen Sugar’s Dawn-Lyen Gardner & Kofi Siriboe Get Real About Cultural Identity

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Following a screening for the first episode of The Africa Channel limited series The Diaspora Dialogues, Queen Sugar stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe opened up about their experience with cultural identity in a discussion led by Diaspora Dialog…

‘The Hate U Give’: Arlissa Performs “We Won’t Move”, Says Film Brings Hope & Change – The Contenders London

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Singer-songwriter Arlissa took the stage at The Contenders London to perform “We Won’t Move”, a song from the drama The Hate U Give starring Amandla Stenberg. After gorgeously belting out the tune and stirring emotions in the audience…

‘Paddington 2’: Hugh Grant On That Big Dance Finale And “Weird History” With Ben Whishaw – The Contenders London

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Hugh Grant gave a lively — and funny — discussion during the Paddington 2 presentation at The Contenders London event. He talked about acting opposite of a stick, his “weird history” with the voice of Paddington Ben Whishaw, and…

Rosamund Pike And Jamie Dornan On ‘A Private War’, Honoring War Reporter Marie Colvin – The Contenders London

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After premiering A Private War at the Toronto Film Festival, Aviron brought stars Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan together for a panel to discuss the legacy of famous war correspondent Marie Colvin (played by Pike in the film), who was killed in 2012 af…

How ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Caught The Eye OF A Jaded Development Exec – The Contenders London

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After buying North American rights to Three Identical Strangers, Tim Wardle’s Jury Prize-winning Sundance doc, Neon reunited the director with producer Becky Read and executive producer Dimitri Doganis for a panel explaining how this amazing story &#82…

Karyn Kusama And Nicole Kidman On ‘Destroyer’ And The Maverick Spirit Of Annapurna – The Contenders London  

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A hardboiled LA neo-noir with a tough female lead and a cool female director is hardly par for the course in today’s Hollywood. Which is why Karyn Kusama was full of praise for distributor Annapurna at the company’s panel today while discussing her new…

‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’, ‘22 July’ And ‘Roma’ Show The Diversity Of Netflix – The Contenders London  

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Showcasing just three movies, today’s Netflix panel was a fascinating insight into the wide-ranging tastes of a company fast changing the landscape of the film industry.
First up was the Coen brothers’ portmanteau western, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs,…

Ronan Farrow: Society “Crossed A Rubicon” In Recognizing Sexual Violence – New Yorker Festival

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Despite the “partisan inferno” evident during the last week with the Kavanaugh hearings, journalist Ronan Farrow said Friday that “our culture has crossed a Rubicon and is not going back” in recognizing sexual violence.
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Simon Pegg Joins Amazon’s ‘The Boys’; Makes Surprise On-Stage Appearance – New York Comic Con

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A member of Comic Con royalty joined Amazon’s The Boys today on stage in New York City as Simon Pegg made a surprise visit to announce he is joining the Amazon series.

Walking out with a “hello everybody,” The Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek …