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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.
With CNN reporting…
‘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…
‘Swiss Army Man’ Explodes in Debut; ‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople’ Sizzles: Specialty Box Office
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‘Swiss Army Man’ Explodes in Debut; ‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople’ Sizzles: Specialty Box Office

Sundance Film Festival vet Swiss Army Man handily won the Specialty weekend battle in a crowded weekend of new releases. Released by A24, the film by ‘the Daniels’ grossed $114K in a trio of locations. Also strong in its debut was The Orchard’s Hunt For the Wilderpeople by Kiwi director Taika Waititi, averaging over $17K in 5 theaters. Todd Solondz’s latest, Wiener-Dog from IFC Films, bowed in a pair of locations taking in over $27K. And once again, a doc proved a…
‘Independence Day Resurgence’ Lands With $102M Overseas Start; ‘Dory’ Nears $400M WW – Intl Box Office Update
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‘Independence Day Resurgence’ Lands With $102M Overseas Start; ‘Dory’ Nears $400M WW – Intl Box Office Update

UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Fox’s Independence Day Resurgence landed with a $102.13M start overseas to take the No. 1 spot at the international box office this weekend. Roland Emmerich’s 20-years-later sequel invaded 57 markets and was tops in 40, including Korea and Mexico, and several South East Asian hubs. Its biggest competition for offshore eyeballs were family pics Finding Dory (in some smaller plays) and The Secret Life Of Pets in the UK. After the turmoil caused by the…
Krysten Ritter & Melissa Rosenberg on ‘Jessica Jones’: “So Many People Feel Represented By Jessica” – Emmys
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Krysten Ritter & Melissa Rosenberg on ‘Jessica Jones’: “So Many People Feel Represented By Jessica” – Emmys

It would be a mistake for Emmy voters to overlook Netflix‘s Jessica Jones and relegate it as just another Marvel superhero TV series. Despite the long-awaited genre breakthrough last year at the Emmys in the drama category with HBO’s Game of Thrones, Jessica Jones is so much more than a neo-noir crime story about a kick-ass girl in leotards (in fact she doesn’t wear them). Adapted by Twilight screenwriter and Dexter EP Melissa Rosenberg from Marvel’s Alias comic book…

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