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Frances McDormand Delivers but Sam Rockwell Is the Story in ‘Three Billboards’

Frances McDormand Delivers but Sam Rockwell Is the Story in ‘Three Billboards’
In terms of the awards season, all eyes will surely be on Frances McDormand in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival Monday. But while the actress delivers a more nuanced turn than the fire-breathing character you might expect from the film’s trailer, it’s Sam Rockwell who really punches through the ensemble with a dramatic arc and a reminder that the journeyman actor can be one of the best tools in a director’s arsenal.

Rockwell stars as hateful Missouri law officer Jason Dixon, clearly a few bricks shy of a load, a simpleton who is the product of his limited environment. But he’s by no means a caricature. Jason has deep admiration and love for Woody Harrelson’s noble Sheriff Bill Willoughby, under fire from McDormand’s scorned Mildred Hayes, who seeks justice for her raped and murdered daughter. He
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ABC Seeks Breakout U.K. Acting Talent

ABC is seeking out U.K. actors it can take to the U.S. with a new trans-Atlantic talent search.

ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is already up and running in the U.S. and the broadcaster has now extended it to the U.K. for the first time. The networks head of casting, Ayo Davis, and “Grey’s Anatomy” casting director, Linda Lowy, are involved, and will offer the breakthrough talent advice on getting into TV.

British actors in recent ABC shows include Hayley Atwell in “Agent Carter” and “Conviction” and Minnie Driver in “Speechless,” and, further back, Nicollette Sheridan in “Desperate Housewives,” but the new initiative is about finding a new generation of stars.

“This competition is about access and opportunity for up and coming actors,” Davis said. “We are incredibly proud of the U.S. talent that has surfaced in the first few years of the competition and by expanding to the U.K
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‘Megan Leavey’ Co-Writer Pamela Gray Signs With Gersh

‘Megan Leavey’ Co-Writer Pamela Gray Signs With Gersh
Exclusive: Screenwriter Pamela Gray has signed with Gersh for representation in all areas. The co-writer of Megan Leavey also just adapted Liane Moriarty's novel The Husband's Secret which is set to star Blake Lively for CBS Films. Gray is best known for writing films such as Conviction, Music Of The Heart, and A Walk On The Moon. She is also adapting A Walk On The Moon as a musical stage production that will premiere at the American Conservatory Theater in 2018. Ruth and…
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‘Speechless,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Renewed at ABC

‘Speechless,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Renewed at ABC
Speechless” and “Fresh Off the Boat” have been renewed by ABC for a second and fourth season, respectively. “Speechless” star Minnie Driver tweeted the news Friday.

Set in the mid-‘90s, “Fresh Off the Boat” follows 12-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his Taiwanese family as they move from Chinatown in Washington, D.C. to suburban Orlando, Florida. Eddie’s father sets his sights on running a Western-themed restaurant, while Eddie struggles with assimilating into his new school and the rest of the family contends with living in an area with virtually no other Asian families.

In addition to Yang, the series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, and Chelsey Crisp. The series is based on the memoir of the same name by Eddie Huang. Nahnatchka Khan created the series in addition to executive producing. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also serve as executive producers. The
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‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’ Review: Season 1 Loves Zelda Fitzgerald Too Much to Get Real

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There’s a problem with the first season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything” that is reminiscent of, of all the unexpected things in this world, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” (Please, give this a chance.)

Batman v. Superman” is a notable film for how, scene by scene, it is a movie that actively dislikes its characters — from little touches to big choices, its only source of joy seems to be found in tearing down beloved icons into unrecognizable shells of themselves.

“Z” does not have that problem. In fact, it has the opposite dilemma. The Amazon Prime series, created by Nicole Yorkin and Dawn Prestwich, is just a little bit too in love with its leading lady. And while “Bvsdoj’s” antipathy towards its leads sucked all the joy out of the picture, “Z’s” infatuation with Zelda Fitzgerald detracts from its depiction of one of literature’s most fascinating and complicated women.
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2017’s Sundance Sales Are In Overdrive: Here’s Why, Plus See Our Full Deal Scorecard

The Sundance Festival reveals the state of the indie film market, and 2017 will be remembered as the year of Amazon Studios and Netflix. And given the festival’s robust TV and Vr programs, which were dominated by Google and Facebook/Oculus, there’s further digital disruption ahead.

According to one indie distributor, Sundance 2017’s valuations and sales are almost a third higher than last year. Put the same titles into the Sundance market two years ago, and they would have sold for far less. That’s because Netflix and Amazon Studios on the narrative side are dramatically driving up prices. “It’s just ridiculous what the digital guys are doing to the marketplace,” said one veteran indie CEO. “‘The Big Sick’ is a great little movie but it’s a $4 million -$6 million buy. There’s no logic to this model.”

However, Sundance has always been about the haves and the have-nots.
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Boston Loves "Manchester"

The Boston Film Critics Society formed in 1980 divvying up their first year of prizes largely between Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull and Jonathan Demme's undeappreciated Melvin & Howard. (Both auteurs would reign again with the Bfcs via The Departed and Silence of the Lambs). While they don't often out on stylish limbs and aren't as invested in foreign films as they once did and were, when they return to either of those impulses it's often exciting. Our absolute favorite thing they occassional do is a weirdo but "why, yes, actually!" supporting performance pick like Toni Collette for The Hours, Juliette Lewis in Conviction or Ezra Miller in Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Here's what they chose as Best for 2016 along with several trivia notes...
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Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool Among Nominees For People’s Choice Awards 2017

Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool are among the movies nominated for the People’s Choice Awards 2017.

As two of the most successful releases of the year – and not just in terms of the lucrative superhero genre – confirmation that Civil War and Tim Miller’s R-rated romp are up for awards shouldn’t be all that surprising. They both feature in the ‘favorite movie’ category, and will be competing against Finding Dory, Suicide Squad and the barnstorming Zootopia in two months’ time. Voting is open from today, November 15, and you’ll be able to cast your vote right up until December 15. Expect the winners to be officially announced at the Microsoft Theater on January 18.

Nominations are spread across 64 individual categories, and you’ll notice that Captain America: Civil War and its leading stars crop up on more than one occasion. The People’s Choice Awards 2017 also recognizes the very best
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People's Choice Awards 2017: And the Nominees Are...

Nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2017 have been unveiled, with the likes of Pretty Little Liars, Outlander and Atlanta among them.

The 2017 People's Choice Awards will air Wednesday, January 18, on CBS.

Scroll down for the list of major nominees...

Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory

Grey’s Anatomy

Outlander

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Favorite Network TV Comedy

The Big Bang Theory

Black-ish

Jane the Virgin

Modern Family

New Girl

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Andy Samberg

Anthony Anderson

Jim Parsons

Matthew Perry

Tim Allen

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Anna Faris

Gina Rodriguez

Kaley Cuoco

Sofia Vergara

Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama

Chicago Fire

Empire

Grey’s Anatomy

How to Get Away With Murder

Quantico

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Jesse Williams

Justin Chambers

Scott Foley

Taylor Kinney

Terrence Howard

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

Ellen Pompeo

Kerry Washington

Priyanka Chopra

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

Atlanta
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People's Choice Awards 2017: Atlanta, Grey's Anatomy Among TV Nominees

Welcome to the People’s Choice Awards, pretty much the only place you’ll see Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings and Uber A duking it out in the same category.

The Americans, Pretty Little Liars, Atlanta and Baby Daddy are among the varied nominations for the 2017 honors, which were announced Tuesday. This year’s honorees also include Outlander, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and The Big Bang Theory.

The ceremony will air Wednesday, Jan. 18. Check out the full list of TV nominees below:

Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory

Grey’s Anatomy

Outlander

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Favorite Network
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Secrets and Lies Recap: Crappy Anniversary

Secrets and Lies Recap: Crappy Anniversary
Is it just me, or is Secrets and Lies‘ Detective Andrea Cornell in serious danger of becoming interesting?

RelatedPost Mortem: Notorious Boss Talks Sarah’s Killer Reveal, What’s Next for Jake and Julia

Set exactly two years after the death of Cornell’s former partner, Sunday’s episode peeled back an unexpected layer of Juliette Lewis’ stoic character, thanks largely to a troubling visit from her ex-husband Ethan. Within 30 seconds of his arrival at the precinct, Cornell was making a damn scene, screaming at him (“Stop shrinking me!”) in front of her co-workers.

Ethan also forced Cornell
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Fall TV First Impression: Speechless

Fall TV First Impression: Speechless
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

The Show | ABC’s Speechless (Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c, premiering Sept. 21)

The Competition | CBS’ Survivor, NBC’s Blindspot, Fox’s Lethal Weapon (new) and The CW’s Arrow

The Cast | Minnie Driver (The Riches), John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory), Mason Cook (The Goldbergs), Micah Fowler (Labor Day
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Hilary Swank Joins The Gang In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’

Hilary Swank Joins The Gang In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’
Things have been pretty quiet lately for two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. The actress hit a particularly bad streak of movies a few years back — “Amelia,” “Conviction,” “The Resident,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Mary and Martha” — which either didn’t connect with critics or audiences or both. And when she did find great material, like […]

The post Hilary Swank Joins The Gang In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ appeared first on The Playlist.
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Watch New ABC Show Trailers: 'Conviction,' 'Notorious,' More

Hayley Atwell lost a job and gained another in one fell swoop. The actress's "Agent Carter" was canceled by ABC, but now she's headlining a new legal drama titled "Conviction."

It's just one of a large crop of new series ordered by the network, which cleared out its schedule in canceling "Agent Carter," "Castle," "The Family," "The Muppets," and "Nashville." The new shows continue ABC's brand mixing sexy, serialized dramas with family comedies.

And for the first time in a few years, Thursday will not be entirely ruled by Shonda Rhimes' shows. Due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy, "Scandal" is being held until midseason. In its place, talk show drama "Notorious" will try to continue the #Tgit magic.

Here are the trailers for ABC's new series:

"Conviction," starring Hayley Atwell as a troubled former First Daughter who reluctantly joins a wrongful conviction legal team:

"Designated Survivor," with Kiefer Sutherland
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Watch Trailers for ABC’s New Shows: ‘Notorious,’ Hayley Atwell’s ‘Conviction,’ Shondaland’s ‘Still Star-Crossed’

Watch Trailers for ABC’s New Shows: ‘Notorious,’ Hayley Atwell’s ‘Conviction,’ Shondaland’s ‘Still Star-Crossed’
ABC has released full trailers for its new slate of shows following the network’s Upfront presentation to advertisers in New York, offering a sneak peek at series from prolific producers Shonda Rhimes (“Still Star-Crossed”) and Kevin Williamson (“Time After Time”), and starring fan favorites like Hayley Atwell (“Conviction”) and Allison Tolman (“Downward Dog”).

Take a look at ABC’s new shows below.

Notorious” is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media starring Piper Perabo (“Covert Affairs”) as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”) as Jake Gregorian.

Conviction” centers around lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (“Agent Carter” star Hayley Atwell) who is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY
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ABC's Designated Survivor Trailer Debuts — Plus: Watch Previews for Conviction, Notorious and More

ABC's Designated Survivor Trailer Debuts — Plus: Watch Previews for Conviction, Notorious and More
Along with announcing its fall 2016 schedule, ABC on Tuesday unveiled sneak peeks of its new shows, including Kiefer Sutherland’s Potus thriller Designated Survivor, legal drama Conviction and Minnie Driver comedy Speechless.

On the midseason front, trailers were also released for Shondaland’s Romeo and Juliet follow-up Still Star-Crossed, Jenna Elfman laugher Imaginary Mary and more.

Watch the trailers in their entirety below, preceded by the logline for each series:

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New

Designated Survivor (Wednesdays, 10/9c)

Centers on a lower level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly handed the presidency after a
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'Scandal' delay leaves ABC's fall schedule without all-Shonda Thursday

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'Scandal' delay leaves ABC's fall schedule without all-Shonda Thursday
Say goodbye to ABC's all-Shonda Thursday lineup — at least until midseason. Kerry Washington's pregnancy has delayed (and shortened) the next season of Scandal, which means the schedule ABC announced today will be the first in a few years featuring a show not produced by Shonda Rhimes airing on that night in the fall. In this case, it's Notorious with Piper Perabo, one of two new ABC legal dramas whose descriptions in the press release includes the word "sexy," just in case we weren't clear on the branding. On the whole, ABC's schedule has many more changes, and more new shows, than either the NBC schedule or Fox schedule announced earlier in upfront week. Among the shifts: with Castle done for, ABC will have a new post-Dancing with the Stars drama — Conviction with Hayley Atwell (the other "sexy" legal show) — for the first time in years; Agents of Shield
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‘Last Man Standing’ Renewed, ABC Picks Up Minnie Driver Comedy ‘Speechless’

‘Last Man Standing’ Renewed, ABC Picks Up Minnie Driver Comedy ‘Speechless’
ABC has renewed Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing” for Season 6 and picked up Minnie Driver comedy “Speechless” for the 2016-17 season, Variety has learned.

Allen stars as Mike Baxter in “Last Man Standing,” which is created by Jack Burditt and executive produced by Allen, Matt Berry, Martin Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Kevin Abbott, Kevin Hench and Michael Shipley. Hailing from Twentieth Century Fox Television, Season 6 of “Last Man Standing” will see new challenges greet Mike as he continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to test his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes in.

“Last Man Standing” also stars Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christophe Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison ad Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
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ABC Orders Notorious Drama, Jenna Elfman's Imaginary Friend Sitcom

ABC Orders Notorious Drama, Jenna Elfman's Imaginary Friend Sitcom
ABC’s 2016-17 TV season will mark the return to TV for both onetime Covert Affairs agent Piper Perabo and three-time Emmy nominee Jenna Elfman.

RelatedABC Orders Conviction Drama to Series, Starring Hayley Atwell

The network on Thursday gave a series order to the drama Notorious, inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. Promising a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media, the series stars Perabo as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) as Jake Gregorian.
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Pilot Buzz: What Shows Are Heating Up for the 2016-17 Season?

Pilot Buzz: What Shows Are Heating Up for the 2016-17 Season?
With less than one week to go until network execs have to make final decisions for the 2016-2017 television season, buzz on which pilots will be getting greenlit is becoming more clear. Since Variety‘s last pilot buzz report, a few projects have been deemed dead, while others continue to heat up.

Of course, anything can change before upfronts, which kick off May 16 in New York City, but here’s the latest on the broadcast pilots.

ABC

Already Ordered: “Designated Survivor”

Top of the Crop: “Presence,” “The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport”

Hot: “Conviction,” “The Jury,” “Notorious,” “Time After Time,” “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez,” “Dream Team,” “Speechless,” “Downward Dog”

In The Mix: “Broken,” “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” “Toast,” “Pearl,” “Chunk & Bean,” “Imaginary Cary”

ABC is looking to pick up around four new dramas and either five or six new comedies, sources say. While the network is hot on many of their pilots,
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