• Ben Cooper, Western Star of ‘Johnny Guitar’ and ‘Bonanza,’ Dies at 86
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    Ben Cooper, Western Star of ‘Johnny Guitar’ and ‘Bonanza,’ Dies at 86

    Ben Cooper, a Western star of films and TV like “Johnny Guitar,” “Bonanza,” “Rawhide” and more, died in his sleep on Monday according to his nephew on the actor’s Facebook fan page. He was 86.Cooper got his start in radio serials and on stage as a child actor before finding work as a boyish looking lead and supporting player on Westerns in both film and TV. He was best known for his role in the Nicholas Ray Western “Johnny Guitar” from 1954, where he played the bandit Turkey Ralston alongside Ernest Borgnine and Scott Brady.Cooper’s first screen role came when he was 18 in the “Armstrong Circle Theatre,” and he followed that up with several TV appearances and roles in films from Republic Pictures such as “Thunderbirds,” “The Last Command” and “Duel at Apache Wells.”Also Read: David Roback, Co-Founder of Mazzy Star, Dies at 61He also appeared in episodes of “Tales of Wells Fargo,” “Wagon Train,” “Bonanza,” “Rawhide” and “Perry Mason.” Later in his career he would guest star on “Dallas” and “L.A. Law.”Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Cooper retired from acting and moved to Los Angeles and was awarded a Golden Boot Award for his contributions to the Western genre in 2005. In 2017 he was diagnosed with dementia and was moved to Tennessee to be closer to his family, including his two daughters.Read original story Ben Cooper, Western Star of ‘Johnny Guitar’ and ‘Bonanza,’ Dies at 86 At TheWrap

  • TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap’s Complete Guide
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    TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap’s Complete Guide

    It’s pilot season — when broadcast networks decide which of dozens of prospective shows should become full-fledged series.TheWrap’s complete network pilot guide will keep you up to speed on the status of every project under consideration by ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. In cases where they’ve already ordered a show to series, we’ll say so.Check back often for regular updates.ABC: Comedy / DramaCBS: Comedy / DramaThe CW: DramaFox: Comedy / DramaNBC: Comedy / Drama ABC COMEDYADOPTED Writer(s): Jimmy Kimmel, Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin Producer(s): Jimmy Kimmel, Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin Studio: ABC Studios in association with KIMMELOT Logline: When a Green Beret returns home to Texas from military service, he and his family struggle with the challenges of adopting his new brother, a 12-year-old Russian boy. Inspired by a true story. (Single Camera)HOME ECONOMICS Writer(s): Michael Colton, John Aboud Producer(s): Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Jason Wang Studio: Lionsgate Television, ABC Studios Logline: A series about three adult siblings: one in the 1 percent, one middle-class, and one barely holding on. (Single camera)MY VILLAGE Writer(s): Kari Lizer Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios Logline: An empty-nester mom wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.(Multi-camera)PROSPECT Writer(s): Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer Director: Randall Einhorn Studio: ABC Studios Logline: A comedic western with a feminist twist: an idealistic young woman moves to the frontier to be a schoolteacher, but her ideals are quickly tested when she learns that her students are rowdy ranch hands, not children. (Single camera)WORK WIFE Writer(s): David Windsor, Casey Johnson Producer(s): Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Albert Bianchini, Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay Director: Todd Holland Studio: ABC Studios Logline: Inspired by the real-life partnerships of producers Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and writers Casey Johnson and David Windsor, Work Wife tells the story of a platonic male/female team whose professional success, personal friendship and ability to share deodorant makes their lives work. Set in the world of real estate, Dani and Scott have taken the leap to start their own team. Now feeling the stress of being the boss, they have to rely on the yin-yang of their dynamic more than ever to keep their professional and personal lives afloat. (Single Camera)VALLEY TRASH Writer(s): Niki Schwartz-Wright Producer(s): Nahnatchka Khan (Fierce Baby), Jennifer Carreras (Fierce Baby) Studio(s): Universal Television, 20th Century Fox Television Logline: The Harmans, a scrappy, blue collar family living in the deep Valley suddenly experience a major culture clash when their fourteen-year-old daughter, Abby, gets accepted to a prestigious LA private high school filled with students and parents who want nothing to do with her, her family or their 818 area code. (Single camera) Cast: Jason LeeUNTITLED KAPNEK/HOLLAND PROJECT Writer(s): Emily Kapnek Director: Dean Holland Logline: Untitled Kapnek/Holland is a single-cam half hour described as a “love story with a twist” centering on New York City teenager Lennon Cochrane, whose life is turned upside down when she stumbles on a family secret. (Single camera) ABC DRAMATHE BIG SKY — Series Order Writer(s): David E. Kelley Producer(s): Ross Fineman, C.J. Box Studio: A+E Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Logline: In this procedural thriller, private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.THE BRIDES Writer(s): Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter Director: Maggie Kiley Studio: ABC Studios, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions Logline: A sexy contemporary reimagining of “Dracula,” is a family drama with a trio of powerful female leads at its heart. With strong horror elements, “The Brides” is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their nontraditional family.HARLEM’S KITCHEN Writer(s): Zahir McGhee Producer(s): Marcus Samuelsson, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks Studio: ABC Studios Logline: An ensemble family drama set in a fine dining restaurant in Harlem. Ellis Rice, Executive Chef and patriarch, runs a successful restaurant with his wife and three daughters. But an unexpected death thrusts the family into turmoil and puts the restaurant’s future in jeopardy as long-buried secrets are revealed.REBEL Writer(s): Krista Vernoff Producer(s): Davis Entertainment, Alexandre Schmitt, Erin Brockovich Studio: ABC Studios/Sony Pictures Television Logline: “Rebel” is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today. Annie “Rebel” Bello is a blue collar legal advocate without a law degree. A funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost. Cast: Katey SagalTHIRTYSOMETHING(ELSE) Writer(s): Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick Director: Edward Zwick Studio: ABC Studios, MGM Television Logline: A sequel to the groundbreaking series “thirtysomething,” which follows an ensemble of new faces playing the grown-up, 30-something children of the original cast. Apparently, raising children (even grown children) never ends, but who could have known how hard it would be for them to raise their parents? Cast: Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Timothy Busfield, Patty Wettig, Auden ThorntonWRECKAGE Writer(s): Jacquie Walters Producer(s): Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Mark Martin, Keith Samples Director: Marc Webb Studio: ABC Studios Logline: On the surface, Lillian Linden looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost four years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story–so they lie.Back to Top CBS COMEDYB POSITIVE Writer(s): Marco Pennette Producer(s): Chuck Lorre Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions Logline: Faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives. (Multi-camera)GHOSTS Writer(s): Joe Port, Joe Wiseman Producer(s): Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Angie Stephenson Studio: CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios Logline: A struggling young couple’s dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it’s both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents. (Single camera)THE THREE OF US Writer(s): Frank Pines Producer(s): Ben Winston, Jeff Grosvenor, James Corden Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73 Logline: Adult siblings who are children of divorce must circle the wagons when their sister’s husband unexpectedly announces he wants to call it quits on their marriage. (Multi-camera)PLEASE HOLD FOR FRANKIE WOLFE Writer(s): Max Mutchnick, David Kohan Producer(s): Ben Winston, Jeff Grosvenor Studio: Universal Television Studios Logline: Frankie Wolfe is an unfiltered, irreverent, powerful businesswoman with no personal life. When Frankie’s impossibly fragile and neurotic sister, Tommie, abandons Quincy – an incredibly bright inner-city child who Tommie attempted to foster – Frankie is faced with the choice of taking him in or casting him back out. Can these two lonely, damaged people find the love and companionship that has eluded them their whole lives? (Multi-camera)THE UNITED STATES OF AL Writer(s): David Goetsch, Maria Ferrari Producer(s): Chuck Lorre, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions Logline: A comedy about the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Al), the Afghan interpreter who served with his unit and has just arrived to start a new life in America. (Multi-camera)WE THE JURY Writer(s): Dana Klein and Stephanie Darrow Producer(s): James Acaster, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A group of jurors are sequestered together until they all agree on a verdict…and they can’t even agree on lunch. (Hybrid)UNTITLED KINGSBURY/DALEY/GOLDSTEIN PROJECT Writer(s): Corinne Kingsbury, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Producer(s): Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: When Penelope’s career takes off at exactly the same time as her husband’s, they call on Penelope’s young single mom, Georgia, to help raise their son, but what they find is Georgia needs more raising than their kid. (Multi-camera)Back to Top CBS DRAMACLARICE — Series Commitment Writer(s): Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet Producer(s): Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers Studio: MGM Television, CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout Logline: It’s 1993, a year after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.” CLARICE is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.THE EQUALIZER Writer(s): Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller Producer(s): Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox , Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim, Shakim Compere Studio: Universal Television Studios, CBS Television Studios, Davis Entertainment, Martin Chase Productions, Flavor Unit Logline: A reimagining of the classic series in which an enigmatic figure uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Cast: Queen LatifahGOOD SAM Writer(s): Katie Wech Producer(s): Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sutton St. Productions Logline: A talented yet stifled surgeon embraces her leadership role after her renowned and pompous boss falls into a coma. When he awakens and wants to resume surgery, however, it falls to her to supervise this overbearing blowhard who never acknowledged her talents — and also happens to be her father.OUT THE DOOR Writer(s): Evan Katz Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed Studio: CBS Television Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Television Logline: Upon learning that his impending retirement is being pushed off by several years, an apathetic LAPD detective who just wants his pension so he can go off and live the good life decides to do everything in his power to get fired, but his bad behavior only leads to surprising success at solving cases.Back to Top CW DramaKUNG FU Writer(s): Christina M. Kim Producer(s): Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Quinn’s House, Berlanti Productions Logline: A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.THE LOST BOYS Writer(s): Heather Mitchell, Rob Thomas Producer(s): Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, Bill Bindley, Rebecca Franko, Juliana Janes Director: Marcos Siega Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: When a mother and her gen z sons move to the seaside town where she grew up, they discover there’s a sinister reason the local cool kids sleep all day, party all night, never grow up and never get old. Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle. Based on the 1987 cult classic that revolutionized how we think about vampires.MAVERICK Writer(s): Merigan Mulhern Producer(s): Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Warren Hsu Leonard, Lis Rowinski Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fake Empire Logline: In a present day America that finds itself under authoritarian rule, the President’s daughter – raised to believe her father is moral and benevolent – has her worldview rocked on her first day at Georgetown. Challenged by her fellow students, and under the watchful eye of Secret Service agents, she’ll have to decide if her loyalties lie with her family or with a growing resistance as she navigates her freshman year.THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH Writer(s): Jeffrey Paul King Producer(s): Marc Webb, Mark Martin, Jeff Grosvenor, Leo Pearlman Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch.SUPERMAN & LOIS — Series Order Writer(s): Todd Helbing Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns Studio: Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television Logline: Follows the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth TullocWALKER — Series Order Writer(s): Anna Fricke Producer(s): Dan Lin, Lindsay Liberatore, Jared Padalecki Studio: CBS Television Studios, Rideback. Logline: A reimagining of the long-running series “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Centers on Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. Cast: Jared PadaleckiUNTITLED THE 100 PREQUEL — Backdoor Pilot Production Order Writer(s): Jason Rothenberg Producer(s): Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo Studio: Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios Logline: Set 97 years before the events of the original series, this project — which is currently being developed as a planted spinoff and will air as an episode of THE 100’s final season — starts with the end of the world, a nuclear apocalypse that wipes out most of the human population on Earth. The epic adventure follows a band of survivors on the ground as they learn to cope in a dangerous world while fighting to create a new and better society from the ashes of what came before.UNTITLED ARROW SPINOFF — Backdoor Pilot Production Order Writer(s): Beth Schwartz, Mark Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship, Oscar Balderrama Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter Studio: Warner Bros. TV, DC Entertainment Logline: Spinoff following the women of Arrow. Cast: Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy, Juliana HarkavyBack to Top FOX COMEDYCARLA — Series Commitment Writer(s): Darlene Hunt Producer(s): Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Angie Stephenson, Miranda Hart, Eric Norsoph, Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught, Mayim Bialik Studio: Warner Bros. Television, FOX Entertainment, That’s Wonderful Productions, Sad Clown Productions, BBC Studios Logline: Carla is a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you CANNOT have everything you want — and still be happy. Which is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY. Based on the BBC UK original seriesMiranda, created by Miranda Hart. (Multi-camera) Cast: Mayim BialikHOUSEBROKEN — Series Order Writer(s): Clea DuVall, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan Producer(s): Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor Studio: Fox Entertainment, Kapital Entertainment, Bento Box Logline: Explores human dysfunction and neurosis through a group of neighborhood animals who live in the suburbs. (Animated) Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Clea DuVall, Sharon Horgan, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta LeePIVOTING Writer(s): Liz Astrof Producer(s): Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor Studio: Warner Bros. Television, FOX Entertainment, Kapital Entertainment Logline: PIVOTING follows three women after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it’s never too late to screw up your life. (Single camera)THIS COUNTRY Writer(s): Jenny Bicks Producer(s): Angie Stephenson, Charlie Cooper, Daisy May Cooper, Dan Magnante, Cathy Mason, Rachel Mason Director: Paul Feig Studio: Lionsgate, BBC Studios, FOX Entertainment, Feigco Entertainment, Perkins Street Productions Logline: In this half-hour mockumentary inspired by the BBC format, a documentary crew goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns. Their focus is the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet and their idiosyncratic surroundings. We follow the cousins as they pursue their dreams, confront challenges, and fight each other for frozen pizza. These two don’t have much, but they do have each other. (Single camera)Back to Top FOX DRAMATHE BIG LEAP Writer(s): Liz Heldens Producer(s): Sue Naegle Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, FOX Entertainment Logline: Inspired by a UK format, THE BIG LEAP is a funny and contemporary tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The show centers on a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of “Swan Lake.” What they lack in the traditional dancer body type, they make up for with their edge, wit and desire to reimagine an iconic story to fit their own mold. THE BIG LEAP takes us on a journey of self-acceptance, body-positivity and empowerment at any age.THE CLEANING LADY Writer(s): Miranda Kwok Producer(s): Shay Mitchell, Melissa Carter Studio: Warner Bros Television, FOX Entertainment Logline: A darkly aspirational character drama about a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. Based on the original Argentine series.UNTITLED FILM RE-ENACTMENT PROJECT Writer(s): Sarah Watson Producer(s): Gail Berman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Richard Donner, Justin Falvey, Darryl Fran, Greg Mottola Director: Greg Mottola Studio: Warner Bros. Television, SideCar Content Accelerator, Amblin TV Logline: After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student’s favorite movies… “The Goonies.” Over the course of the season, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling, and dreams.Back to Top NBC COMEDYAMERICAN AUTO Writer(s): Justin Spitzer Producer(s): Aaron Kaplan Studio: Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment Logline: Set at the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit, where a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry. (Single camera)CRAZY FOR YOU Writer(s): Rachele Lynn Producer(s): Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker Studio(s): Universal Television, Broadway Video, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions Logline: Daisy, with her life stalling, re-enters the dating scene only to discover that while she was out of the game, the game sort of, totally, completely changed. Realizing she is a bit rusty at being “normal” and “appealing” on first dates, she’ll need the support of her friends as she strives to succeed while being her true self in today’s quick-to-dismiss dating culture. (Single camera)THE KENAN SHOW — Series Order Writer(s): Jackie Clarke Producer(s): Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer Director: Chris Rock Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video Logline: Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways. (Single camera) Cast: Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett, Andy GarciaJEFFERIES Writer(s): Suzanne Martin Producer(s): Jim Jefferies, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Tim Sarkes, Alex Murray Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills, Brillstein Entertainment Partners Logline: Jim Jefferies stars as a fictionalized version of himself – a comedian with a unique and often controversial take on modern life, relationships and co-parenting with his best friend. (Multi-camera) Cast: Jim JefferiesNIGHT SCHOOL Writer(s): Chris Moynihan Producer(s): Kevin Hart, Will Packer, Malcolm Lee Studio: Universal Television, Hartbeat Productions, Will Packer Productions, Bicycle Path Productions Logline: An adaptation of the 2018 film, “Night School” centers on a unique mix of adults at a night school GED prep class who unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom. (Multi-camera)SOMEONE OUT THERE Writer(s): Matt Hubbard, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan Producer(s): Emiliano Calemzuk, Gonzalo Sagardia, Javier Veiga Studio: Universal Television Logline: A romantic comedy about two set-in-their-ways adults who are challenged by very unexpected strangers to become the best versions of themselves in order to find love and possibly each other. Based on the format “Pequeñas Coincidencias,” created by Javier Veiga. (Multi-camera)YOUNG ROCK — Series Order Writer(s): Nahnatchka Khan, Jeff Chiang Producer(s): Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Jennifer Carreras Studio: Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions, Fierce Baby Productions Logline: Inspired by the formative years of Dwayne Johnson. (Single camera) Cast: Dwayne JohnsonUNTITLED PHIL JACKSON/DAN GOOR Writer(s): Phil Jackson Producer(s): Dan Goor Studio: Universal Television Logline: Ensemble comedy about black people, dating and wine. (Single camera)UNTITLED TINA FEY/ROBERT CARLOCK — Series Order Writer(s): Tina Fey, Robert Carlock Producer(s): Jeff Richmond, David Miner, Eric Gurian Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger Logline: A wealthy businessman runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff and connect with his teenage daughter, all while humanely controlling the coyote population. (Single camera) Cast: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Bobby MoynihanBack to Top NBC DRAMAAT THAT AGE Writer(s): Carla Banks-Waddles Producer(s): Malcolm D. Lee, Debra Martin Chase Studio: Universal Television, Blackmaled Productions Logline: An exploration of an African-American family’s legacy. After the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.DEBRIS Writer(s): J.H. Wyman Producer(s): Jason Hoffs Studio: Legendary Television, Frequency Films Logline: Two agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.ECHO Writer(s): JJ Bailey Producer(s): John Davis, John Fox Studio: Universal Television, Davis Entertainment Logline: A high-concept, genre procedural revolving around a team of investigators who solve the highest-profile crimes by sending our heroes 36 hours into the past … in the body of the victim. They assume the victim’s identity and must race against time to prevent the crime before it happens.LA BREA Writer(s): David Appelbaum Producer(s): Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Ken Woodruff Studio: Universal Television, Keshet Studios Logline: When a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, it tears a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.LANGDON Writer(s): Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie Producer(s): Dan Brown, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Anna Culp, Samie Falvey Studio: CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Imagine Television Logline: Based on Dan Brown’s international best-selling thriller “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.ORDINARY JOE Writer(s): Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner Producer(s): Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Howard Klein Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 6th & Idaho, 3Arts Entertainment Logline: Explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life. The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion.Back to TopRead original story TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap’s Complete Guide At TheWrap

  • Full Original Cast of ‘Reno 911’ Will Return to Show When It Relaunches on Quibi
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    Full Original Cast of ‘Reno 911’ Will Return to Show When It Relaunches on Quibi

    Quibi and Comedy Central are getting the “Reno 911” gang back together again, with the upcoming mobile-only streaming service announcing Thursday the show’s full cast would be returning for its seventh season.A decade after “Reno 911” went off the air, Quibi listed the show’s former stars that would be returning, including: Niecy Nash as Deputy Raineesha Williams; Wendi McLendon-Covey as Deputy Clementine Johnson and Cedric Yarborough as Deputy S. Jones. They’ll join co-creators Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon, who Quibi already announced in December would be returning to write and star in the new season.Here’s a look at the additional cast members that will come back to “Reno 911,” per Quibi:Carlos Alazraqui as Deputy James Garcia Ian Roberts as Sergeant Jack Declan Joe Lo Truglio as Deputy Frank Rizzo Mary Birdsong as Deputy Cherisha Kimball Also Read: How Much Is Too Much? The Coming Avalanche in Streaming EntertainmentDanny DeVito is also attached to executive produce, along with Peter Principato of Artists First, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. “Reno 911!” ran for six seasons of Comedy Central from 2003 to 2009, and followed the shenanigans of the Reno Sheriff’s Department.“RENO 911! holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for ‘re-boot goofin.’ Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate,” Lennon said in December. “Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”Quibi is set to launch on April 6. It’ll cost $4.99 per month for ad-supported streaming, and $7.99 for ad-free service. The company, led by CEO Meg Whitman and founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, is looking to separate itself from a growing list of streaming services by making episodes that are a maximum of 10 minutes long (Quibi is short for “quick bites.”). In a recent interview with TheWrap, Katzenberg said Quibi isn’t worried about competition from services like Disney+ when it comes to winning over subscribers.Also Read: Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman on Quibi's Plan for 175 New Shows and Movies In Its First Year“We’re in a marathon, not a sprint,” Katzenberg said. “Disney+ is a 100-year brand with the most valued and important generational IP on earth, ever. We’re a different use case, and we don’t have the same brand recognition. So we don’t think we’ll take off like a rocketship. We think it’s something we build over the course of several years.”Read original story Full Original Cast of ‘Reno 911’ Will Return to Show When It Relaunches on Quibi At TheWrap

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    Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ Gets Premiere Date From Netflix – Read First Plot Details Here

    Netflix has set the premiere date for Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood,” the first series the streaming service ordered from the prolific producer after signing him to a mega overall deal in February 2018.The seven-episode limited series starring Darren Criss, “Politician” breakout David Corenswet and Jeremy Pope will debut on May 1, Netflix revealed Wednesday.The streaming service also unveiled the key art for the show — which you can view below — and provided us with the official synopsis for “Hollywood,” a project with a plot that has very much been kept under wraps until now.Also Read: 'Halston': See Ewan McGregor Transform Into a Fashion Legend in First Look at Ryan Murphy Netflix Series (Video)Here’s the logline, courtesy of Netflix:A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, “Hollywood” follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, “Hollywood” exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.“Hollywood” stars Corenswet as Jack, Criss as Raymond, Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, Samara Weaving as Claire, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Patti LuPone as Avis, Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Joe Mantello as Dick, and Maude Apatow as Henrietta.Also Read: 'The Politician's' David Corenswet Loves Ben Platt's Rendition of 'River' Just as Much as You DoThe series is executive produced by Murphy and Brennan, along with Criss, Alexis Martin Woodall and Janet Mock, who also serves as a writer and a director.“Hollywood” may have been the first project Netflix ordered from Murphy after he closed his mega deal — the 20th Century Fox-produced series “The Politcian” and “Ratched” were picked up by the streaming service beforehand — it’s far from the only one on his slate.On the TV side, Murphy is giving Netflix the Ewan McGregor-led limited series “Halston,” a series adaptation of the musical “A Chorus Line,” the second season of “The Politician,” the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson, and a docuseries about Andy Warhol.Also Read: Betty Gilpin to Play Ann Coulter on 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'As for his Netflix film projects, Murphy will direct an adaptation of the play “The Boys in the Band” with its starry 2018 Broadway revival cast and produce an adaptation of the Broadway musical “The Prom” starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.See the key art for “Hollywood” below.Read original story Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ Gets Premiere Date From Netflix – Read First Plot Details Here At TheWrap

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    Alamo Drafthouse Launches Season Pass Subscription Service

    Texas-based cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse has launched a monthly subscription service called Season Pass, which will provide one regularly priced movie ticket per day.The monthly program will be available in its 41 locations across the country, and patrons can reserve tickets up to seven days ahead. Season Pass will cost between $14.99 and $29.99, depending on the location, and will enable patrons to use just the Alamo app to reserve seats — no need to go to the box office.The monthly fee doesn’t cover convenience fees or taxes. Also, for films in premium format like 3D, 70mm or Dolby, members will have to pay an additional $1.99 per ticket. Members can reserve up to four extra seats for a discounted price.Also Read: Alamo Drafthouse to Finally Open in Los Angeles This JulyMoviegoers in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and Denver are able to sign up for the service on Wednesday, while additional cities will be added in coming months.Many theater chains like AMC and Cinemark have launched their own subscription plans — even before the collapse of MoviePass last year. AMC’s Stubs A-List program, for example, offers three movies weekly for $19.95 to $23.95, while Regal’s program allows patrons to see as many movies as they’d like a month for $18. Cinemark’s Movie Club allows members to purchase one movie ticket per month for $8.99.The Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse has been a popular attraction for cinephiles for its food and drink service and its hard-line policy against cell phones during movies.Read original story Alamo Drafthouse Launches Season Pass Subscription Service At TheWrap

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    Winter TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)

    Winter is well underway and with it, naturally, comes the Winter TV season. In honor of the colder months and their small-screen offerings, TheWrap has rounded up the premiere dates for not just the new and returning shows on Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW, but also the ones for the eagerly anticipated series hitting cable channels and streaming services this winter. Click through our gallery to find out when your favorite winter shows will be back and when your possible new favorites will debut.Series:  “Say Yes to the Dress: America”  Net:   TLC   Premiere Date:  Saturday, Jan. 4   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Sister Wives”  Net:  TLC   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 5   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”  Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “The Bachelor”  Net: ABC   Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Manifest”  Net: NBC    Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “Ellen’s Game of Games”  Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:   Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “My Big Fat Fabulous Life”  Net:  TLC   Premiere Date: Tuesday, Jan. 7    Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”  Net: Fox    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 9 p.m.Series: “The Haves and the Have Nots”   Net:   OWN   Premiere Date:   Tuesday, Jan. 7  Time: 9 p.m.Series: “Schitt’s Creek”   Net:  Pop TV   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 9 p.m.Series: “Vanderpump Rules”   Net: Bravo    Premiere Date: Tuesday, Jan. 7    Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “FBI: Most Wanted”  Net: CBS    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”  Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “Undercover Boss”  Net: CBS    Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8   Time: 8 p.m.Series: “Criminal Minds”   Net: CBS    Premiere Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8    Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “America’s Top Dog”  Net: A&E    Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8   Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Party of Five”  Net:  Freeform   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8    Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Very Cavallari”  Net:  E!   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 9  Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”  Net: NBC    Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 10    Time: 8 p.m.Series: “The Outsider”   Net:  HBO   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 12   Time:  9 p.m.Series: “The New Pope”   Net:  HBO   Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 13   Time:  9 p.m.Series: “68 Whiskey”   Net:  Paramount Network   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 15   Time:  10 p.m.Series: “Listing Impossible”   Net:  CNBC   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 15   Time:  10 p.m.Series:  “Grown-ish”  Net:  Freeform  Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 16   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay”  Net:  Freeform   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 16  Time: 8:30 p.m.Series:  “Sex Education”  Net:  Netflix  Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 17   Time: N/ASeries:  “9-1-1: Lone Star”  Net:  Fox   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 19   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”  Net: The CW    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 21   Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens”  Net: Comedy Central   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 22   Time: 10:30 p.m.Series:  “Project Blue Book”  Net: History Channel    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 21   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “Star Trek: Picard”  Net:  CBS All Access   Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 23    Time: N/ASeries:  “Station 19”  Net: ABC    Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 23   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Outmatched”  Net: Fox    Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 23    Time: 8:30 p.m.Series:  “The Bold Type”  Net: Freeform    Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 23   Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Shrill”  Net:  Hulu   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 24   Time: N/ASeries:  “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 24   Time: N/ASeries:  “The Ranch”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 24   Time: N/ASeries:  “Miracle Workers: Dark Ages”  Net:  TBS   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 28   Time: 10:30 p.m.Series:  “BoJack Horseman”  Net: Netflix    Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 31   Time: N/ASeries:  “The Masked Singer”  Net:  Fox   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 2   Time: 10:30 p.m.Series: “Lego Masters”   Net:  Fox   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 5   Time: 9 p.m.Series: “Katy Keene”   Net:  The CW   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6   Time: 8 p.m.Series: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”   Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6   Time: 8 p.m.Series: “Indebted”   Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6   Time: 9:30 p.m.Series: “Tommy”   Net:  CBS   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6  Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “Locke & Key”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 7   Time: N/ASeries:  “MacGyver”  Net:  CBS   Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 7   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Homeland”  Net: Showtime    Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 9    Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Kidding”  Net:  Showtime   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 9   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “For Life”  Net:  ABC   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Feb. 11   Time: 10 p.m.Series: “Survivor”  Net: CBS   Premiere Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12   Time: 8 p.m.Series: “High Fidelity”  Net:  Hulu  Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 14  Time: N/ASeries: “Outlander”  Net:  Starz  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 8 p.m.Series: “American Idol”  Net: ABC  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 8 p.m.Series: “Duncanville”  Net: Fox  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 8:30 p.m.Series: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”  Net: HGTV  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 9 p.m.Series: “Good Girls”  Net:  NBC  Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 16   Time: 10 p.m.Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”  Net: HBO   Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 16   Time: 11 p.m.Series: “Better Call Saul”  Net: AMC   Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 23   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “The Voice”  Net:  NBC  Premiere Date: Monday, Feb. 24   Time: 8 p.m.Series:  “Dispatches From Elsewhere”  Net:  AMC  Premiere Date: Sunday, March 1   Time: 10 p.m.Series:  “Cosmos: Possible Worlds”  Net:  Nat Geo  Premiere Date:  Monday, March 9  Time: 9 p.m.Series:  “Roswell, New Mexico”  Net:  The CW  Premiere Date:  Monday, March 16  Time: 9 p.m.Read original story Winter TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos) At TheWrap

  • Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ Novelist, Dies at 86
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    Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ Novelist, Dies at 86

    Charles Portis, the author whose 1968 novel “True Grit” inspired two beloved big-screen Westerns, died Monday at the age of 86.The Arkansas native had struggled with failing health for several years, according to his brother, Jonathan, who confirmed the death to the Arkansas Times.Portis was born in 1933 in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Samuel Palmer Portis and Alice Waddell Portis. He served in the Marines during the Korean War before going on to study journalism at the University of Arkansas.He was a newspaper reporter before going on to write fiction, having written for Fayetteville’s Northwest Arkansas Times, Memphis’ Commercial Appeal, the Arkansas Gazette, and Newsweek. He went on to become the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, according to an obituary his family prepared for the Ruebel Funeral Home which was obtained by to the Arkansas Times.Also Read: 'M*A*S*H' Actress Kellye Nakahara Dies After Battle With CancerHis 1968 novel “True Grit” was his biggest success. It inspired a 1969 John Wayne film, and later the 2010 film starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld. It follows the story of a young farm girl who hires a drunken lawman to catch the outlaw who murdered her father. They go on a quest along with a Texas Ranger to track down the villain, and on that adventure, the strength of their “grit” is tested.Portis’ other work includes comic fiction like “Norwood,” “The Dog of the South,” “Masters of Atlantis,” and “Gringos,” as well as a collection of his shorter works called “Escape Velocity.”Read original story Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ Novelist, Dies at 86 At TheWrap

  • ‘M*A*S*H’ Actress Kellye Nakahara Dies at 72
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    ‘M*A*S*H’ Actress Kellye Nakahara Dies at 72

    Kellye Nakahara, the actress known for playing Nurse Kellye on the long-running sitcom “M*A*S*H,” has died. She was 72.Her death was confirmed on the Facebook page for her art studio, Kellye Wallett Studio.“Yesterday we lost one of the most beautiful souls on earth. We will miss you so much Kellye!” the post reads, along with a photo with her husband, David Wallett, whom she married in 1968, and their daughter, Lani. She is also survived by her son, William.Also Read: Celebrity Death Hoaxes: 46 Famous People Who Were Reported Dead... But Weren't (Photos)Nakahara’s family told TMZ that the actress and painter passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at her Pasadena home on Sunday.She was born on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and moved to San Francisco, Calif. to pursue art. She ended up acting on “M*A*S*H” for almost the show’s entire run from 1973 to 1983, playing the role of Lieutenant Nurse Kellye.In addition to the classic army-medical series, which ran for ten years on CBS, Nakahara also acted in the 1985 film “Clue,” the 1995 film “Black Day Blue Night,” and the 1998 “Doctor Doolittle” film. Her other television credits have included “Little House on the Prairie,” “Growing Pains,” “NYPD Blue,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Crisis Center,” “Dream On,” “Hunter,” “Otherworld,” “Matt Houston,” “At Ease,” and “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”Read original story ‘M*A*S*H’ Actress Kellye Nakahara Dies at 72 At TheWrap

  • ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video)
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    ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video)

    Rick Cosnett, an actor known for “The Flash” and “Vampire Diaries,” shared the truth about his sexuality in a touching Instagram post Friday.“Hi everyone. Dramatic pause — I’m gay,” Cosnett said in the video. “And I just wanted everyone to know, because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day, and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know — just life,” he continued.Also Read: TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap's Complete Guide“So there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And, um, yeah, that’s actually all I wanted to say.”As of Saturday morning, the video had 53,642 views. Several fans shared messages of support in the comments.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Spinoff 'Katy Keene' Adds Cary Elwes in Mystery Role Connected to Katy's Past“Congratulations for living your truth and expressing yourself!” one user said.“You are wonderful!! It’s still a hard thing to initially say out loud but just know there is a community that loves you for who you are. Very proud of you!!!” another wrote.In addition to playing Detective Eddie Thawne on The CW’s “The Flash” and Dr. Wes Mayfield on “The Vampire Diaries,” Cosnett is also known for playing Elias Harper on “Quantico,” as well as appearing in “NCIS” and “Castle.”Watch the full video below.View this post on Instagram HelloA post shared by Rick Cosnett (@rickcosnett) on Feb 13, 2020 at 3:24pm PSTRead original story ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86
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    Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86

    Lynn Cohen, the veteran Broadway actress also known to millions for her role as Magda on the HBO series “Sex and the City” and its subsequent movies, died Friday, her representative told TheWrap. She was 86.Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1933, Cohen had a wide-ranging career with dozens of credits in film and television and the stage. Among her most well known roles, she portrayed Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” Mags in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and also appeared in the films “Across the Universe,” “Eagle Eye,” the 2014 comedy “They Came Together,” and Charlie Kauffman’s “Synecdoche, New York,” among many others.Her numerous television credits include appearances on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Nurse Jackie,” “God Friended Me,” “Master of None,” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Affair” and “Chicago Med.”Also Read: Kevin Conway, 'Gettysburg' and 'Thirteen Days' Actor, Dies at 77On Broadway, she appeared in a 1989 revival of “Orpheus Descending” and 1997’s”Ivanov,” and was an integral part of New York’s theater community. During her career she was honored with Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations, and received the New Dramatists’ Bowden Award, Fox Fellow, Lilly Award and the Richard Seff Award from Actor’s Equity Association.She also performed as a voice actor, most notably in the hit video game “Red Dead Redemption.”Read original story Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86 At TheWrap

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    ‘The Batman': First Look at Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight (Video)

    Warner Bros has revealed the first look of Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight in the upcoming film “The Batman” from Matt Reeves.Check out the video above of Pattinson’s camera test, released Thursday by WB.Production is currently underway in the United Kingdom.The cast includes Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler and John Turturro is playing Carmine Falcone. TheWrap previously reported that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth and that Colin Farrell is in talks to star as The Penguin. Jeffrey Wright is playing Commissioner Gordon, Peter Saarsgard is playing the role of Wasserman, while Jayme Lawson is set to star as well.Also Read: Peter Sarsgaard Joins Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'Reeves has described his film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series. According to insiders with knowledge of the project, Reeves’ film will explore Bruce Wayne’s second year as the Dark Knight detective.“The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.Read original story ‘The Batman': First Look at Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection
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    ‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection

    Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture winner “Parasite” and his 2003 film “Memories of Murder” will receive special edition releases as part of the Criterion Collection, the “Parasite” distributor Neon and Criterion announced Thursday.There’s no target release date for the special home video releases yet or whether the films will immediately become available on The Criterion Channel for streaming, but it’s rare to see Criterion partner with a distributor to specially release a movie still in theaters.Criterion just released a special edition of Netflix’s “Roma,” which was nominated for Best Picture in 2019, and Criterion also recently partnered with Neon on Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which is opening in theaters in limited release this weekend.Also Read: 'Parasite' Director's Korean American Interpreter Wants to Make Her Own Movie - About the Oscar SeasonBong’s “Memories of Murder” was released in 2003 and marked the first of Bong’s collaborations with Song Kang Ho. Neon also recently acquired the rights to the haunting crime drama and will be re-releasing it in theaters ahead of its home video release.“Parasite” just won four Oscars on Sunday, including Best Director, Best International Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, making it the first non-English language film to win Oscar’s top prize. Bong’s film premiered at Cannes and won the Palme d’Or, and since debuting in American theaters in October, it has grossed over $35 million at the domestic box office.The film is a bleak satire of wealth and the class divide about a poor family who strategically works to install themselves in luxury jobs for a gullible and oblivious rich family, only to discover a dark secret from within the family’s home.Read original story ‘Parasite’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ From Bong Joon Ho to Join Criterion Collection At TheWrap

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    ‘Avenue 5’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

    “Avenue 5” has been renewed for Season 2 at HBO, the premium cable channel announced Thursday.Created and executive produced by “Veep” mastermind Armando Iannucci, the comedy is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. The show’s nine-episode first season premiered Jan. 19.“Avenue 5” stars Hugh Laurie as Avenue 5 Captain Ryan Clark; Josh Gad as billionaire Herman Judd, the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; Zach Woods as head of customer relations Matt Spencer; Rebecca Front as strong willed passenger Karen Kelly; Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura, Judd’s right hand woman; Lenora Crichlow as engineer Billie McEvoy; Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair, head of Judd Mission Control; and Ethan Phillips as Spike Martin, a space enthusiast and former astronaut.Also Read: Jameela Jamil Says She Isn't MC of HBO Max Voguing Competition Show After BacklashGuest stars for Season 1 include Andy Buckley (“The Office”) as Karen’s husband Frank; Jessica St. Clair (“American Housewife”) and Kyle Bornheimer (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as feuding couple Mia and Doug; Neil Casey (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) as Cyrus, an Avenue 5 engineer; Matthew Beard (“The Imitation Game”) as Rav’s deputy Alan Lewis; Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”) as stand-up comedian Jordan Hatwal; Paterson Joseph (“Timeless”) as Judd’s business rival Harrison; and Daisy May Cooper (“This Country”) as Sarah, a member of the bridge crew.“We’ve loved every minute of ‘Avenue 5’s’ inaugural voyage,” HBO’s executive vice president of programming, Amy Gravitt, said. “Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, brilliantly captained by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for our hapless heroes in season two.”“It was so great to be back again with HBO for the first season of ‘Avenue 5,’ so I’m doubly thrilled that HBO have now seen fit to put Captain Ryan Clark and his passengers and crew through even more physical and emotional hell next year too,” Iannucci said. “Nobody provides angst-ridden laughs better than Hugh Laurie, and we’re looking forward to seeing what further impossible situations and existential crises we can plunge him, Josh Gad and the rest of our fantastic cast into next. To the end of season one and beyond (into season two)!”Also Read: Winter TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)“It’s thrilling to discover that space isn’t finite after all,” Laurie added. “I’m very excited to be continuing on this journey with Armando and HBO, and also an amazing group of actors and writers who make me laugh every day. Here’s to the future!”“Avenue 5” is executive produced by Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Will Smith, co-executive produced by Peter Fellows and Becky Martin, and produced by Steve Clark-Hall.The series is a co-production with Sky UK.“Avenue 5” airs Sundays at 10/9c on HBO.Read original story ‘Avenue 5’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO At TheWrap

  • Jeff Bezos Pays Record $165 Million for David Geffen’s Beverly Hills Home
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    Jeff Bezos Pays Record $165 Million for David Geffen’s Beverly Hills Home

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has bought media mogul David Geffen’s Beverly Hills home for a record-breaking $165 million.The final sale price of the home makes it the most expensive home ever bought in the Los Angeles area, according to the Wall Street Journal. The previous record belonged to media executive Lachlan Murdoch, who last December paid an estimated $150 million for Chartwell, the Bel-Air estate featured in the TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies.”The nine-acre estate was originally built for the late Warner Bros. founder Jack Warner in the 1930s. The home features terraces, gardens, a nursery and three hot houses, as well as two guesthouses, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a nine-hole golf course.Also Read: Jeff Bezos Responds to Defamation Lawsuit: 'Extortion Rears Its Head Again'According to the Journal, Geffen bought the home for $47.5 million in 1990, which then was the record for an L.A. home. Warner had hired architect Roland E. Coate to expand the mansion to his tastes, and decorator William Haines outfitted the interior with a two-story entryway and a cantilevered staircase.People reported that Bezos also purchased a second (undeveloped) property for $90 million, which formerly belonged to Microsoft founder Paul Allen. This estate will be used for Amazon’s business purposes. The Journal added that it was purchased as “an investment.”Also Read: Jeff Bezos to Keep 75% of Amazon Stock He Held With Ex-WifeAccording to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Bezos is worth $131 billion. Earlier this year, he bought three New York apartments in a deal worth $80 million.A spokesperson for Bezos did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Read original story Jeff Bezos Pays Record $165 Million for David Geffen’s Beverly Hills Home At TheWrap

  • Awkwafina to Portray World’s Most Successful Female Gambler in ‘The Baccarat Machine’
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    Awkwafina to Portray World’s Most Successful Female Gambler in ‘The Baccarat Machine’

    Awkwafina is attached to star in a new film telling the true story of the most successful female gambler in history, a project with the working title of “The Baccarat Machine” from SK Global, SKG’s co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin announced Wednesday.Awkwafina will play gambler Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun and follow her unlikely partnership with legendary poker player Phil Ivey to beat some of the country’s major casinos at their own game.“The Baccarat Machine” is inspired by Michael Kaplan’s article of the same name as published in Cigar Aficionado. It tells the true story of Kelly Sun, a young Chinese woman who turns a painstakingly developed talent and obsession for payback into beating the system at their own game. With major casinos conspiring to bar her from their properties, Sun partners with the international “King of Poker” Phil Ivey in order to take down the system through subterfuge, ingenuity and pure daring, resulting in one of the most ingenious legal gambling runs ever documented.Also Read: Awkwafina Reflects on 'Progress' Being Made for Asian-Americans on TV: 'It's Been Incredible'SK Global will finance and produce “The Baccarat Machine” along with Jeffrey Sharp of Sharp Independent Pictures. Andy Bellin is currently writing the script. Producers are in talks with potential directors and additional casting will be announced shortly.“We can’t think of a better way to start this project than by announcing that our friend Awkwafina has come on board. She is uniquely equipped to bring Kelly to life onscreen and will infuse the role with genuine humor and humanity. Along with our partners at Sharp, we’re thrilled to bring this unbelievable story to the screen,” Penotti said in a statement.Awkwafina recently won the Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in “The Farewell.” She currently stars in Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens,” which has been renewed for a second season. She also starred in “Jumanji: The Next Level” and is attached to star in a film based on the California punk rock scene that’s set up at Topic Studios.Awkwafina is represented by UTA, Artists First, Kovert Creative, and Isaac Dunham of Shreck Rose.Read original story Awkwafina to Portray World’s Most Successful Female Gambler in ‘The Baccarat Machine’ At TheWrap

  • Former CNBC Anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Runs Against AOC for Congress
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    Former CNBC Anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Runs Against AOC for Congress

    One-time CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is running to unseat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she announced Tuesday after filing late Monday.“I’m running for NY-14, to fight for the people of Queens & the Bronx, daughter of Cuban immigrants and living the American Dream,” she tweeted, adding an American flag emoji and a link to her website. She will be running in the Democratic primary for the seat currently occupied by Ocasio-Cortez — which covers Brooklyn and her home borough of Queens — and has been a registered Democrat for seven years.A CNBC spokesperson told TheWrap, “Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is not a CNBC employee and hasn’t been since September 2018. She will take a leave from her role as CNBC Contributor for the duration of the campaign. “Also Read: At Least 8 Congressional Democrats Will Skip Trump's State of the Union TonightAccording to a report from the network, the former anchor “is known to be a skeptic of government and a proponent of free markets.”In 2010, Caruso-Cabrera published her book, “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government.”“Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is the granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants. When Michelle’s grandparents first arrived in America, they worked arduous overnight shifts and took dangerous jobs in the meatpacking industry to pay the rent and feed their children,” according to her website. “Watching her grandparents and her parents work long hours is how Michelle learned about achieving the American dream.”Read original story Former CNBC Anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Runs Against AOC for Congress At TheWrap

  • ‘Superstore’ Renewed for Season 6 at NBC
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    ‘Superstore’ Renewed for Season 6 at NBC

    NBC has renewed “Superstore” for a sixth season.The sitcom is currently airing Season 5.“We’re thrilled that ‘Superstore’ continues to speak to many important and topical issues while simultaneously being hilarious,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment.Also Read: NBC News' Chuck Todd Under Fire for Quoting Article Comparing Sanders Supporters to Nazi 'Brownshirts'Justin Spitzer is the creator and also executive produces along with star America Ferrera, director Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad. Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green also serve as executive producers and co-showrunners. It’s produced by Universal Television, Spitzer Holding Company, Miller Green Broadcasting and The District.The series has been running since 2015, and follows the lives of employees who work in a big box store.Miller and Green took over as co-showrunners of the workplace in April, while Spitzer shifts his focus to new development for Universal Television. All three have renewed their overall deals with the studio ahead of “Superstore’s” fifth season, which premiered in the fall.Also Read: Masami Yamamoto Promoted to Head of Business Operations at NBC EntertainmentMiller and Green have been writers on “Superstore” since the show’s first season, and their previous credits include “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Office” and “The Mindy Project.”The series also stars Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Mark McKinney, Nichole Bloom, Danny Gura, Jon Miyahara and Mariana Tosca.Read original story ‘Superstore’ Renewed for Season 6 at NBC At TheWrap

  • Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’
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    Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’

    In one of the night’s biggest surprises, Eminem showed up at the Academy Awards on Sunday for the first time ever to perform “Lose Yourself,” the song from “8 Mile” that won him a Best Original Song Oscar in 2003. It was especially a surprise because 17 years ago, he was nowhere to be seen when he won.While the Oscars are known for nominees in the Best Original Song field performing their songs to spice up the broadcast, Eminem no-showed the event completely, staying home in Detroit and leaving his longtime friend and producer Luis Resto to accept the award.But it wasn’t because he hated the hoity-toity Academy. He just thought he wasn’t going to win. In fact, in an interview with “Behind the Boards” back in 2007, Eminem said that he didn’t even know he could get nominated for an Oscar in the first place.“I just felt like I had no chance of winning because, you know, when I heard I was nominated, I thought that was for actors,” he said.  I was not sure what exactly Grammy or Oscar meant, what certain awards meant, I was not sure what they meant, so even MTV awards, all that stuff, I just didn’t know what awards meant and this particular award…I didn’t go to the show… I just felt like I had a snowball’s chance of hell of winning.”“At that point, in my life I always thought like rap never gets as fair shake on anything. That was one of the reasons I didn’t go for the first Grammys I was invited to, because I pretty much protested it. I didn’t understand why there was a rap category and best album category and I couldn’t understand why rap album can not be in the best album category.”After leaving the Oscar stage on Sunday, Eminem sent out a tweet thanking the Oscars for inviting him that included a video of Resto accepting the “Lose Yourself” Oscar on his behalf.Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here. pic.twitter.com/CmSw2hmcZo— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 10, 2020Read original story Here’s Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for ‘Lose Yourself’ At TheWrap

  • Jerry From Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Is Going to the Oscars as a Red Carpet Correspondent for Ellen
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    Jerry From Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Is Going to the Oscars as a Red Carpet Correspondent for Ellen

    Everyone’s favorite “mat talking” cheerleader is heading to the Oscars red carpet on Sunday.Jerry Harris, one of the stars of Netflix’s “Cheer” docuseries, will be the red carpet correspondent at the 92nd annual Oscars for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Harris received the news a couple of weeks ago, according to a tweet from one of Ellen’s accounts.Harris’ reaction to the news was just as pure and charming as fans of his from “Cheer” have come to expect. He recently signed with United Talent Agency.Also Read: 'Last Chance U' Director on Cheerleaders in Netflix's 'Cheer': 'Toughest Athletes I've Ever Filmed'We told @Jerry_K2TR from CheerNetflix that he was going to be our red carpet correspondent at the Oscars. His reaction was priceless. pic.twitter.com/ynetzhSwRQ— ellentube (@ellentube) February 7, 2020“Cheer” follows the Navarro College cheerleading team in the sleepy town of Corsicana, Texas, where they spend a semester training as hard as humanly possible for the National Championships in Daytona, Florida. The team is lead by inexhaustible coach Monica Aldama, whose leadership has seen them win 13 titles since 2000.Harris is a member of the Navarro College cheerleading team and quickly became a favorite of fans of the show for his infectious enthusiasm and positivity and “mat talking,” encouraging his teammates from the side of the mat where the cheerleaders do stunts.“I want to thank you all so much for all of the love and support you have shown me. I never in a million years thought that I would get this kind of attention, especially from people outside the cheer world,” Harris wrote in an Instagram post last month. “Since CHEER came out, several people have reached out asking how they could help me… I don’t really have the words to express how thankful I am for all of this and all of you. I have been so blessed in life and I’m so grateful for all of this love.”Read original story Jerry From Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ Is Going to the Oscars as a Red Carpet Correspondent for Ellen At TheWrap

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    Independent Spirit Awards 2020: Aubrey Plaza’s Best Jokes

    Aubrey Plaza hosted the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday and, of course, her opening was full of jokes that poked fun at not only attendees but bigger issues plaguing the world.Plaza started her hosting gig with a skit that showed her in the dressing room, having a meltdown before the start of the awards show. Judy Garland (also played by Plaza) suddenly appeared, giving her advice in typical Garland fashion.“Scorsese is doing films for Netflix, Sandler is doing dramas!” Plaza’s Garland said, poking fun at the state of independent film.Also Read: Independent Spirit Awards 2020: Willem Dafoe Wins Best Supporting MaleThen, after a brief make-out session with Garland, Plaza went on stage to sing a rendition of Garland’s “Get Happy,” before she called out individual attendees like Jennifer Lopez, Adam Sandler, Idina Menzel and Renée Zellweger.Later, Plaza and Michael Shannon parodied “The Lighthouse,” which starred Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. In the skit, the duo played lighthouse keepers who just don’t get along, and when Plaza sees Shannon writing something in his log and asks him what he’s writing, Shannon tells her, “Nautical things.” She grabs the log and sees that he clearly didn’t like her opening monologue — and he especially didn’t like that she called out Shia LaBeouf and his career in her opening. Seagull and farting jokes were aplenty.See Plaza’s best jokes below.1\. Garland told Plaza before she went on stage: “Do something they’ll enjoy, not your spooky ‘Sabrina the Teenage B—-‘ thing!”2\. “What do we have to be happy about? Look at all the disasters we have to deal with: pollution, trash in the ocean, ‘Cats’ in theaters! Meow!”3\. “Some of you came from other neighborhoods in Los Angeles for this!”4\. “Willem Dafoe, I love you and I’m so glad that after years of looking like a 19th-century lighthouse keeper, you finally got to play one!”Also Read: Aubrey Plaza to Return as Host of 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards5\. “The guy who runs Netflix is here, Ted Sarandos! Sorry, Ted, but I am going to scroll right past you and find more interesting people to talk about. No offense, but you started it!”6\. “Jennifer Lopez is here. You just performed at the Super Bowl last weekend. What did you do, Mary Kay Place? You lazy sack of s—! Just kidding, you’re a national treasure. Nicolas Cage, you are a national treasure, too! Sorry, I said that wrong — you were in ‘National Treasure 2.'”7.  “I’m hosting the second most important show of the weekend. The Independent Spirit Awards are so much cooler than the Oscars: it’s the daytime when we’re at the beach, we recognize female directors — all two of them! I am so proud of how diverse this show is. JLo and I are super hot Puerto Ricans! I mention that because Puerto Rico is kind of like an independent film: beautiful, not enough people have seen it and its financing is always falling through.”8\. “Today isn’t about Scarlett Johansson being with men who don’t deserve her. It’s about independent film!”9\. “I won’t sing again. I might pole dance only to show JLo how it’s done.”10\. “Next, we celebrate the success of ‘Honeyland,’ by releasing 100,000 bees into the tent! NO!!!!”11\. “Our next presenter is Hollywood royalty and a legend in independent film — I wanna scream like an unhinged maniac but that’s more his thing — Nicolas Cage, everyone!”12\. “And here to present the Best Feature… ugh. It’s always weird to see your ex in public. The producer and star of ‘The Irishman,’ Robert De Niro!”Read original story Independent Spirit Awards 2020: Aubrey Plaza’s Best Jokes At TheWrap

  • Independent Spirit Awards 2020: The Complete List of Winners
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    Independent Spirit Awards 2020: The Complete List of Winners

    The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out Saturday in recognition of the best in indie films from 2019.Willem Dafoe won the first award, Best Supporting Male, for his role in “The Lighthouse.” “Uncut Gems” won Best Editing, while the Best Documentary award went to “American Factory.” Best Cinematography went to Jarin Blaschke for “The Lighthouse.”Kelly Reichardt was awarded The Bonnie Award, which recognizes a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant. The John Cassavetes Award, given to the best feature made for under $500,000, was given to “Give Me Liberty.”Also Read: Independent Spirit Awards 2020: Aubrey Plaza's Best Jokes (So Far)“Parasite” won Best International Film. Zhao Shuzhen won Best Supporting Female for her role in “The Farewell.” “Marriage Story” won Best Screenplay. Adam Sandler won Best Male Lead for his performance in “Uncut Gems” and Renée Zellweger received the Best Female Lead for her role in “Judy.”And lastly, Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” won the top honor of the night, Best Feature.Also Read: Could Spirit Awards Finally Step Up as a Bold Alternative to the Oscars?Aubrey Plaza hosted the awards ceremony that aired on IFC. See the full list of winners below:BEST FEATURE (Award given to the producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) A Hidden Life Producers: Elisabeth Bentley, Dario Bergesio, Grant Hill, Josh JeterClemency Producers: Timur Bekbosunov, Julian Cautherley, Bronwyn Cornelius, Peter WongThe Farewell**WINNER Producers: Anita Gou, Daniele Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Lulu Wang, Chris Weitz, Jane ZhengMarriage Story Producers: Noah Baumbach, David HeymanUncut Gems Producers: Eli Bush, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Scott RudinBEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)Booksmart**WINNER Director: Olivia Wilde Producers: Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie SilbermanThe Climb Director/Producer: Michael Angelo Covino Producers: Noah Lang, Kyle MarvinDiane Director: Kent Jones Producers: Luca Borghese, Ben Howe, Caroline Kaplan, Oren MovermanThe Last Black Man in San Francisco Director/Producer: Joe Talbot Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Khaliah Neal, Christina OhThe Mustang Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Producer: Ilan GoldmanSee You Yesterday Director: Stefon Bristol Producer: Spike LeeJOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000 (Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)Burning Cane Writer/Director/Producer: Phillip Youmans Producers: Ojo Akinlana, Jakob Johnson, Karen Kaia Livers, Mose Mayer, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Webb, Cassandra YoumansColewell Writer/Director: Tom Quinn Producers: Joshua Blum, Alexandra Byer, Craig Shilowich, Matthew ThurmGive Me Liberty**WINNER Writer/Director/Producer: Kirill Mikhanovsky Writer/Producer: Alice Austen Producers: Val Abel, Wally Hall, Michael Manasseri, George Rush, Sergey ShternPremature Writer/Director/Producer: Rashaad Ernesto Green Writer: Zora Howard Producer: Darren Dean, Joy GanesWild Nights With Emily Writer/Director/Producer: Madeleine Olnek Producers: Anna Margarita Albelo, Casper Andreas, Max Rifkind-BarronBEST DIRECTORAlma Har’el, Honey Boy Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers Julius Onah, Luce Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems**WINNERBEST SCREENPLAYNoah Baumbach, Marriage Story**WINNER Jason Begue, Shawn Snyder, To Dust Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency Tarell Alvin McCraney, High Flying BirdBEST FIRST SCREENPLAYFredrica Bailey & Stefon Bristol, See You Yesterday**WINNER Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen, Driveways Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy, Blow the Man Down Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, Greener Grass James Montague & Craig W. Sanger, The Vast of NightBEST CINEMATOGRAPHYTodd Banhazl, Hustlers Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse**WINNER Natasha Braier, Honey Boy Chananun Chotrungroj, The Third Wife Pawel Pogorzelski, MidsommarBEST EDITINGJulie Béziau, The Third Wife Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems**WINNER Tyler L. Cook, Sword of Trust Louise Ford, The Lighthouse Kirill Mikhanovsky, Give Me LibertyBEST FEMALE LEADKaren Allen, Colewell Hong Chau, Driveways Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell Mary Kay Place, Diane Alfre Woodard, Clemency Renée Zellweger, Judy **WINNERBEST MALE LEADChris Galust, Give Me Liberty Kelvin Harrison Jr., Luce Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems**WINNERBEST SUPPORTING FEMALEJennifer Lopez, Hustlers Taylor Russell, Waves Lauren “LoLo” Spencer, Give Me Liberty Octavia Spencer, Luce Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell**WINNERBEST SUPPORTING MALEWillem Dafoe, The Lighthouse**WINNER Noah Jupe, Honey Boy Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco Wendell Pierce, Burning Cane ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble castMarriage Story Director: Noah Baumbach Casting Directors: Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler Ensemble Cast: Alan Alda, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Merritt WeverBEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)American Factory**WINNER Director/Producer: Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert Producers: Julie Parker Benello, Jeff ReichertApollo 11 Director/Producer: Todd Douglas Miller Producers: Evan Krauss, Thomas Baxley PetersenFor Sama Director: Edward Watts Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab Honeyland Director: Tamara Kotevska Director/Producer: Ljubo Stefanov Producer: Atanas GeorgievIsland of the Hungry Ghosts Director/Producer: Gabrielle Brady Producers: Gizem Acarla, Samm Haillay, Alex Kelly, Alexander WadouhBEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)Invisible Life, Brazil Director: Karim Aïnouz Les Misérables, France Director: Ladj LyParasite, South Korea**WINNER Director: Bong Joon-HoPortrait of a Lady on Fire, France Director: Céline SciammaRetablo, Peru Director: Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio L.The Souvenir , United Kingdom Director: Joanna HoggBONNIE AWARD – Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the third Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.Marielle Heller Kelly Reichardt**WINNER Lulu WangPRODUCERS AWARD – The 23rd annual Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.Mollye Asher Krista Parris Ryan ZacariasSOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 26th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.Rashaad Ernesto Green, Director of Premature Ash Mayfair, Director of The Third Wife Joe Talbot, Director of The Last Black Man in San FranciscoTRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 25th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.Khalik Allah, Director of Black Mother Davy Rothbart, Director of 17 Blocks Nadia Shihab , Director of Jaddoland Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, Director of AméricaRead original story Independent Spirit Awards 2020: The Complete List of Winners At TheWrap

  • Weinstein Lawyer Donna Rotunno Sparks Outrage by Saying She’s Never Put Herself in a ‘Position’ to Be Assaulted
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    Weinstein Lawyer Donna Rotunno Sparks Outrage by Saying She’s Never Put Herself in a ‘Position’ to Be Assaulted

    In a podcast interview released Friday morning, Harvey Weinstein’s criminal defense lawyer Donna Rotunno said she has never “put” herself in the “position” to be sexually assaulted.Listeners to the New York Times’ “The Daily” used Twitter to respond, tweeting “NO ONE puts themself in that position,” and noting they audibly gasped at her comments.“Finding it physically difficult to listen to Donna Rotunno on today’s episode of TheDaily – so much victim blaming and anti-women rhetoric. What do we expect from a woman who makes money off protecting male predators? How does she sleep at night?” vented one user.Also Read: Harvey Weinstein Accuser Says Her Friendly Emails 'Doesn't Change the Fact That He Raped Me'“Trying to come up with words to describe the way this interview turned my stomach. Donna Rotunno truly, truly blew my mind. Every word out of her mouth convinced me more and more that she understands nothing of what sexual assault is, as both an attorney and a woman,” wrote another.Rotunno was interviewed by New York Times reporter Megan Twohey, one of the journalists who initially broke the Weinstein story.Also Read: Audience Members Trash Bob Woodward's Moderation of MeToo Talk: 'Aggressive and Uninformed'“I’ve always made choices, from college age on, where I never drank too much, I never went home with someone that I didn’t know,” Rotunno told Twohey. “I just never put myself in any vulnerable circumstance. Ever.”She said, “All I’m saying is that women should take precautions.”Weinstein’s criminal trial in New York County’s Supreme Court began in early January — over two years after the New York Times and The New Yorker first broke stories about the disgraced movie mogul’s behavior toward women.Weinstein, who pleaded not guilty at his first indictment in August, faces five felony counts: two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault, one count of first-degree rape and one count of third-degree rape. The charges stem from accusations by Mimi Haleyi and a still-unnamed woman for encounters they say occurred in 2006 and  and 2013.Read original story Weinstein Lawyer Donna Rotunno Sparks Outrage by Saying She’s Never Put Herself in a ‘Position’ to Be Assaulted At TheWrap

  • Bruno Mars to Star in and Produce Music-Driven Feature Film at Disney
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    Bruno Mars to Star in and Produce Music-Driven Feature Film at Disney

    Bruno Mars is headed to the big screen. The singer has signed a deal with Disney to star in and produce a narrative feature film that will also feature original music that he will write and perform, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the movie will be music-themed and will be a theatrical, narrative feature film.Mitchell Leib, president of music and soundtracks at Disney’s film group, was integral in brokering the deal between Mars and Disney.Also Read: 'Hamilton' Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021Disney also recently signed a massive deal to distribute the filmed, stage musical of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” which will feature the original Broadway cast and was performed live on stage back in 2016 during the height of the show’s Tony-winning run. That film will open in theaters in October 2021.Mars has previously lent his voice to the animated film “Rio 2,” and he’s also served as a host and musical performer on “Saturday Night Live.” He also appeared in the movie “Honeymoon in Vegas” in 1992 as a child actor. He’s won 11 Grammys, has sold 200 million singles and 26 million albums and has twice performed at the Super Bowl, both as a headliner and as a special guest alongside Coldplay and Beyoncé.Mars is represented by WME and Fletcher & Freifeld.Deadline first reported the news of the deal.Read original story Bruno Mars to Star in and Produce Music-Driven Feature Film at Disney At TheWrap

  • Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: ‘Going to Be Associated With Judas’
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    Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: ‘Going to Be Associated With Judas’

    In reacting to Sen. Mitt Romney’s lone vote Wednesday to convict President Trump in his impeachment trial, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs compared the senator to history’s greatest traitors, while other Fox News hosts disparaged him for “preening.”“Romney is going to be associated with Judas, Brutus, Benedict Arnold forever,” Dobbs said. On Twitter, the host, who recently celebrated some major ratings wins, called Romney a RINO, or “Republican in Name Only.”Also Read: Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs Marks His 100th Straight Weekly Win Over CNBCOther Fox News hosts, too, voiced displeasure with the Utah politician, who became the first senator in history to vote for conviction of an impeached president in his own party.In Fox News’ primetime Wednesday night, both Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham used the word “preening” to describe Romney’s action, which was preceded by a speech announcing his intention to vote for conviction. Sean Hannity, another Fox News figure with big ratings news this week, called Romney a “diminished figure.”Also Read: Sean Hannity's Pre-Super Bowl Trump Interview Scores Record 10.3 Million Viewers“The difference between him and Donald Trump is Donald Trump fought every single day, was tough and tough enough to win,” said the host.Romney gave his only televised interview about the vote to Fox News’ Chris Wallace Wednesday, just a few hours before the primetime analysis rolled in, telling the “Fox News Sunday” anchor that when it came time to make the decision, he had to follow his “conscience.”“I understand there’s going to be enormous consequence and I don’t have a choice in that regard. That’s why — that’s why I haven’t been anxious to be in the position I’m in,” he said at the time.The Senate voted to acquit Trump on both articles of impeachment against him Wednesday, ending the months-long saga that began when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry last fall.Thirty-four “not guilty” votes were needed for each article to acquit Trump. Senators voted 52-48 in favor of acquitting the president of the first article of impeachment — abuse of power. They voted 53-47 in favor of acquitting him on the second article — obstruction of Congress. In December, the House impeached Trump on both charges. The House voted on the two articles of impeachment, drafted by the House Judiciary Committee.Removing RINO Romney: @EdRollins says Mitt Romney is gutless for splitting his votes to acquit @POTUS and should return to Utah. AmericaFirst MAGA Dobbs pic.twitter.com/sYEhEGsq7n– Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) February 6, 2020Read original story Fox News Stars Rail Against Romney for Trump Impeachment Vote: ‘Going to Be Associated With Judas’ At TheWrap

  • Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union for Defending ‘America’s Got Talent’
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    Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union for Defending ‘America’s Got Talent’

    Terry Crews has issued a public apology to Gabrielle Union over comments he made regarding the former “America’s Got Talent” judge’s exit from the reality competition series.“I told @KevinHart4real a while ago, he needed 2 “acknowledge the pain of other people.” Right now I have to do the same thing. I want to apologize for the comments I made. I realize there are a lot of Black women hurt and let down by what I said and also by what I didn’t say,” Crews tweeted Friday.“I hear you, I respect you and understand you. I am sorry and I am here to support you. I spoke from my own personal point of view without first taking into consideration someone else’s experience,” he continued. “I allowed disrespectful comments directed at me and my family to cause me to react angrily instead of responding thoughtfully. This certainly caused more harm, and it is my hope that I can amend any pain I have caused to those who were hurt by my words.”Also Read: Terry Crews Weighs in on Gabrielle Union Ouster, Says He's 'Never' Experienced Racism at 'AGT' (Video)The “AGT” host went on to address Union directly.“@itsgabrielleu, I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience– but that is what I did. I apologize. You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace,” he continued.“You are a role model to the entire black community and In my desire to be professionally neutral as your co-worker, I should have at the very least understood you just needed my support.” The comments Crews refers to were said last week during an interview he did on the “Today” show. Also Read: 'America's Got Talent': Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough Not Returning as Judges for Season 15“First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments,” Crews said at the time. “That was never my experience on ‘America’s Got Talent’… in fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment… The Top 10 acts were Asian, women, older, younger, Black, white — it was everything in the gamut.” The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star added: “Now I have to say this too. When you look at what the allegations were about, it was given by an unnamed source. My thing is — you know, it’s funny, because I believe you should listen to women, you should always believe women, so I asked my wife what I should do. She was like, first of all, if it’s coming from an unnamed source — because Gabrielle Union has not made any statement to this day about any of these allegations publicly–” he said. Crews was interrupted by “The 3rd Hour of Today” hosts and asked if he had spoken to Union amid the controversy to which he responded, “I have not. I haven’t reached out, but I haven’t heard anything.”Also Read: Julianne Hough Commends Gabrielle Union for 'Speaking Her Truth' on 'AGT' Culture (Video)He then said that his wife told him, “Well if she hasn’t made a statement, why would you?”You can watch the original video of Crews’ comments here.It was announced on Nov. 22 that Union, along with fellow “AGT” judge Julianne Hough, would not be returning for next year’s Season 15. Union’s contract was not renewed following several behind-the-scenes incidents and what showrunners described as “difficult” behavior, Vulture reported. For more background on Union’s exit, read here. I told @KevinHart4real a while ago, he needed 2 “acknowledge the pain of other people.” Right now I have to do the same thing. I want to apologize for the comments I made. I realize there are a lot of Black women hurt and let down by what I said and also by what I didn’t say.— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 31, 2020Read original story Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union for Defending ‘America’s Got Talent’ At TheWrap