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‘Young and the Restless,’ ‘Mind of a Chef’ Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners

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CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and PBS’ “Mind of a Chef” topped the leaderboard Friday at the 43rd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards with five wins apiece. The haul for “Young and the Restless” including nods for lighting, makeup and art direction in a daytime series during the ceremony held at the Bonaventure… Read more »

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Hollywood and D.C. Celebrate Journalism at Variety, Washington Post and SAG-AFTRA Event

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The mix of glitz and government on the White House Correspondents Association dinner weekend can overshadow the purpose of the event: journalism. On the eve of the annual dinner, Variety teamed with The Washington Post, SAG-AFTRA and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for a Celebration of Journalism, held at the Post’s new headquarters in downtown D.C. Members… Read more »

USA Passes on ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’ Pilot, Will Redevelop ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’

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USA network has passed on one pilot and is sending another back to the drawing board, Variety has confirmed. The network will not pick up “Poor Richard’s Almanac” to series. The pilot, from from Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, was ordered by USA in July. Exec produced by Jim Danger Gray of “Orange Is… Read more »

Netflix Renews Ashton Kutcher’s ‘The Ranch’ for Season 2

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Netflix has renewed “The Ranch” for a second season. The announcement was made Friday on Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter with a video message from the cast. It’s official: Season 2 of @TheRanchNetflix, coming 2017!https://t.co/a582aydDgy — ashton kutcher (@aplusk) April 29, 2016 “The Ranch” stars Kutcher alongside his “The ’70s Show” co-star Danny Masterson. The comedy follows Colt… Read more »

‘The Flash’ Movie Loses Director Over Creative Differences

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Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving as director of “The Flash” due to “creative differences” with Warner Bros. “The Flash” would have been the feature directorial debut for Grahame-Smith, who authored and wrote the screenplays for “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Grahame-Smith wrote the script for “The Flash,” based on a treatment… Read more »

John Krasinski to Star in Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ TV Series

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Meet the new Jack Ryan. John Krasinski has landed the coveted role in Amazon’s TV series from Carlton Cuse, based on Tom Clancy’s famed CIA character. Insiders tell Variety that Krasinski has been Cuse’s top pick for the lead role ever since the project was developed. Cuse and “Lost” alum Graham Roland are shepherding the Jack Ryan adaptation…. Read more »

Cinematographer Robert Richardson Signs With WME

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WME has signed Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson. Richardson has won Oscars for his work on Oliver Stone’s “JFK,” starring Kevin Costner; and two Martin Scorsese films, “The Aviator” with Leonardo DiCaprio and “Hugo,” with Ben Kingsley. He recently completed work on “Live By Night” for Appian Way and director Ben Affleck. It will open… Read more »

Mark Gordon to Produce ‘Fellini Black and White’

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Mark Gordon will finance and produce “Fellini Black and White,” a drama that imagines Italian film icon Federico Fellini’s 1957 visit to Los Angeles. The project had been in development with the late Henry Bromell attached to direct from his own script before Bromell died in 2013. Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Wynn Wygal had been… Read more »