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Oscar winner Sissy Spacek joins Julia Roberts drama ‘Homecoming’ at Amazon

Oscar winner Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) is the latest to join the Julia Roberts 30-minute Amazon drama Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Homecoming is based on a fictional podcast series of the same name about employees at a secret government agency who are eager to re-enter civilian life. Spacek will play Roberts’ mother. Podcast creators Eli Horowitz and …

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Michael Showalter joins Annapurna Television with new production deal

Showalter Establishes New Production Company Semi-Formal Productions with Jordana Mollick as President of Development and Production Los Angeles, CA (MARCH 29, 2018) – Annapurna Television has partnered with writer, director Michael Showalter and his new production company Semi-Formal Productions, it was announced today. The multi-year, first-look deal to produce, direct, and write will cover both a current TV project in …

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Jay Roach to Direct ‘Fire and Fury’ TV Adaptation

No stranger to political theater, director Jay Roach (Game Change) will helm the television adaptation of Michael Wolff’s best-selling book Fire and Fury, which takes direct aim at President Trump and his administration as its been rocked by upheaval and scandal. Roach won four Emmys for directing and producing Game Change and Recount for HBO. He was previously attached to …

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Emmys: New Rules in Comedy Directing and more plus your 2018 Emmy Calendar

Almost every year, the Television Academy tinkers and tweaks with its rules for the upcoming awards season. Sometimes this is done to catch up to new avenues of television viewing like how to incorporate streaming networks. Sometimes it’s to change how voting for nominees and winners happens (there used to be elite, ‘blue ribbon’ panels). This year brings another selection …

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Netflix announces the return of ‘Queer Eye,’ ‘Nailed It!’ and more

Netflix announced second seasons for several unscripted original series: Dope, Drug Lords, Nailed It!, Queer Eye and The Toys That Made Us. “These series are indicative of what we’re trying to accomplish for Netflix unscripted: working with world-class producers to create the best unscripted shows on television,” said Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix. “These series elevate the …

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Hulu sends ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ from Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon straight to series

SANTA MONICA, CA – March 12, 2018 – After a competitive bidding war that ignited Hollywood, Hulu has obtained the rights to develop Little Fires Everywhere, the highly-anticipated limited series from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, as a Hulu Original Series. The project will be produced by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios, …

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‘Darkest Hour’ Tops Makeup and Hairstyling Guild Awards

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) last night announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. Winners in the film categories include “DARKEST HOUR,” “PITCH PERFECT 3,” “I, TONYA” and “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol 2.” Television winners include “GAME …

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‘Dunkirk’ wins Cinema Audio Society (CAS) top sound mixing award

Dunkirk has won the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) award for sound mixing for a live-action motion picture, beating out strong competition from the likes of Baby Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Shape of Water. The WWII film also won the Sound award at BAFTA last week and is up for the same award (with the same competition) …

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