When Kimberly Foerster was helping her au pair fill out a profile on a dating website in 2009, she had an epiphany: finding the right movie or TV show was similar to finding a new love. “I thought, ‘That’s how you should decide on entertainment–just like Match.com–because for me, characters are always the reason why… Read more »
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Three-time Tony winner Frank Langella will have a chance to add a fourth trophy to his mantle this spring, with the actor now set to star on Broadway in Florian Zeller’s play “The Father.” Produced by New York nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club, “The Father” will star Langella as an older man grappling with memory issues…. Read more »
Sorry, Greendale Human Beings — school may finally be out. “Community” star Joel McHale said in a recent interview that the show won’t be getting a seventh season, telling Metro Weekly that the study group would be too expensive to bring back. “All of our contracts were up after six years,” he said. “All the… Read more »
Since taking the reins at Locarno in 2013 artistic director Carlo Chatrian has been gradually raising the bar while aiming to “strike a balance in the competition between directors who need this platform for recognition and those who have already attained it,” says 43-year-old soft-spoken Italian film critic, now at his third edition. This year… Read more »
Chris Carlson, the showrunner behind CBS reality series “Undercover Boss,” will lead a new production company, Commonwealth Unscripted, that will be part of the large reality-production outlet All3Media America. Commonwealth will create, develop and sell original unscripted ideas and produce them in partnership with All3Media America. Carlson will continue to serve as executive producer of “Undercover Boss.” … Read more »
Peter Berg is in final negotiations to direct CBS Films’ Boston Marathon bombing thriller “Patriots’ Day.” Scott Stuber will produce with Dylan Clark through their Bluegrass Films banner alongside Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky. CBS Films is producing and will market the film, it will be distributed as part of our partnership with… Read more »
Hugh Dancy, who currently stars in the final season of NBC’s “Hannibal,” has been cast in Hulu original drama “The Way” alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. The show centers on a family struggling with relationships, marriage and power. Dancy will play Cal Roberts, who is entangled in a complicated relationship with two other members… Read more »
Streaming music service Rdio is about to integrate live radio feeds from Cumulus Media, owner of 470 radio stations across the U.S., with a new feature called Rdio Live. Feeds from Cumulus stations are scheduled to go live on Rdio by mid-August, said Cumulus CEO Lee Dickey during his company’s recent Q2 earnings call. Rdio began to… Read more »
TV’s ultimate multitaskers have taken many routes to running the show.
Even if Emmy diversity has made significant progress, TV production as a whole is far short of true equality.
Jenji Kohan shakes off any discussion of the Emmy rule changes that saw her Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” forced to move from comedy to drama this year. “If people want to label us, it’s up to them,” she says. “We’re just doing what we’re doing.” But what suits her rule-breaking personality is… Read more »