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Gotz George, Acclaimed German Actor, Dies at 77

The star of Oscar-nominated ‘Schtonk!’ was best known for his role as Inspector Horst Schimanski on hit TV crime show ‘Tatort.’ Gotz George, one of Germany’s best-known and most beloved actors, whose life and a career were a reckoning with his country’s dark past, has died after a brief illness. He was 77. One of […]

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Palm Springs International ShortFest Reveals Winners

The Best of the Festival Award went to Daniel Mulloly’s ‘Home.’ Daniel Mulloly’s Home, a film from Kosovo about a young family seemingly going on holiday who become caught up in a refugee migration, won the Best of the Festival Award at the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest, which concluded Sunday. Audience awards were voted […]

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How Kevin Hart, ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Stars Created Animal Characters

At the New York premiere of the upcoming animated film, the writers and director revealed how they decided which pets to feature and who would voice them. The Secret Life of Pets seeks to answer the question of what domesticated animals do while their owners are away, and it was that initial curiosity by Illumination […]

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CNN Re-Airs Three-Year-Old Interview With Hate Group Leader Following Sacramento’s Bloody Brawl

A three-year-old CNN interview with hate group leader Matthew Heimbach came in handy today as the news network covered a violent fight in Sacramento between the white nationalist Traditionalist Worker Party and the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary. Heimbach – who was not at the Sacramento rally but is a leader of the TWP – was interviewed several years ago for his racist views as a member of the The White Student Union of Towson University in Maryland.
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Olivia Wilde Turns Factory Girl In ‘Vinyl’ – Emmys
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Olivia Wilde Turns Factory Girl In ‘Vinyl’ – Emmys

Most auteurs prefer their starlets to be seen and not heard, but as any good writer or filmmaker knows, your actors only elevate the material on screen. With Olivia Wilde, Vinyl creators Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter and Rich Cohen found a lynch-pin collaborator, who infused more blood and guts into her character Devon— a 1970s free spirit femme and wife to rock label czar Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale)—than possibly imagined.
After playing all sides in…
Emmys:  Jerrod Carmichael On How He Fought NBC To Do A Show About Bill Cosby – And Why He Thinks Diversity Should NOT Be A Hot Topic
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Emmys: Jerrod Carmichael On How He Fought NBC To Do A Show About Bill Cosby – And Why He Thinks Diversity Should NOT Be A Hot Topic

With Emmy nomination voting coming to an end Monday night  (10pm PT is when all ballots are due)  there is still plenty of time to get them in, especially with online voting making it so easy.  I did my ballot last week and one of the scripts in the  Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series that  I cast my lot in with was the “Fallen Heroes”  episode of NBC’s second season  series, The Carmichael ShowThe topical show, which was created by  (with Nicholas Stoller, Ari…
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‘Horace And Pete’: Louis C.K. On Creative Process – Emmys

Louis C.K. took a huge personal and creative risk with Horace and Pete, his bittersweet, topical and poignant working class dramedy revolving around a Brooklyn bar that has been owned by the same family since 1916 – and always run by a Horace and a Pete (modern Horace is played by C.K and his cousin Pete by co-star Steve Buscemi). C.K. not only funded the series out of his own pocket and released it for sale exclusively through his website, he also made the show in…
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‘Love’ Composer Lyle Workman Talks About Netflix Series’ Eclectic Soundtrack & Jam Session Approach – Awardsline

The first season of Love, the Netflix dramedy series created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin and starring Rust and Gillian Jacobs, presents a bittersweet reversal of sitcom conventions while also offering a somewhat rare depiction of Los Angeles as a personality in and of itself. Helping both of those aesthetic aspects along is the score by songwriter Lyle Workman, best known for creating the music for Superbad, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and The 40-Year…
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NYC Pride Parade Blends Joy And Solemnity, With Support From Hollywood To Broadway

Broadway’s Hamilton and Hollywood’s Orange is the New Black joined politicians and a city of revelers in today’s New York City Pride Parade, mixing joy with solemn moments of reflection and respect for the 49 victims of the recent Orlando massacre.
Kicking off the parade at noon, in a moment of silence, was a group of marchers carrying 49 orange flags to protest gun violence, and photographs of those killed at Orlando’s gay dance club Pulse on June 12.
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‘American Crime’ Composer Mark Isham On Writing His Score For Show’s Second Season – Awardsline
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‘American Crime’ Composer Mark Isham On Writing His Score For Show’s Second Season – Awardsline

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Isham has been scoring film and television since the 1980s, ringing of a stack of interesting credits that includes Reversal of Fortune, Point Break, From the Earth to the Moon, Crash, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, among many others. His haunting score for the second season of ABC’s John Ridley-created drama American Crime is one of the season’s big stand outs, a continuation of the chamber-music style he brought to season one with hints of…

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