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Caryn Mandabach Prods Developing Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘When We Were Orphans’ As Limited Series

Caryn Mandabach Productions has optioned the TV rights to Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's psychological mystery novel, When We Were Orphans. The Peaky Blinders producer will develop the book, which was first published by Faber & Faber in 2000 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, as a limited series. The story centers on Christopher Banks, a celebrated detective in 1930s London. His encounters with friends past and present lead him to unravel a mystery… Read


Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary

The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson is to direct a feature documentary about the First World War. The film will use exclusive archive footage from the Imperial War Museums' film archive and audio from the BBC archives. The untitled documentary will receive its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018 with Trafalgar Releasing co-ordinating a simultaneous screening of the film in cinemas around the UK. It will subsequently aired on BBC One, where it will be… Read


Andrea Riseborough And ‘Nancy’ Director Christina Choe On Finding Truth In Fiction – Sundance Studio

Continuing her banner year at the Sundance Film Festival, with four films in the program, Andrea Riseborough made her second trip to Deadline’s Sundance Studio with her producorial debut, Nancy. Bringing with her writer/director Christina Choe, Riseborough expounded on the power she felt in Choe’s script, about a young woman (played by Riseborough) with a habit for spinning fantastical stories around her quiet life as a temp. When she sees a report on TV about parents… Read


SAG Awards Analysis: ‘Three Billboards’ Rebounds From PGA Loss, But Oscar Race Still Too Close To Call; NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Shakes Things Up On TV Side

In a nearly surprise-free show that went across the board for the favorites in movies, and past winners in television, the 24th annual SAG Awards was a predictable affair that gives momentum in the Oscar race to the big winner of the night: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept its categories after leading the nominations with four. No surprise there. This is an actor’s movie if ever there was one and it essentially repeated its Golden Globe triumph of a couple… Read


SAG Awards Backstage: Allison Janney Calls #MeToo Movement “Watershed Moment” For Hollywood

The changes sweeping Hollywood in response the #MeToo movement weren’t just visible on stage at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards – with all-female presenters and a female host – those changes were also evident backstage. After picking up the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in I, Tonya, Allison Janney said the #MeToo movement is making people think. “I love that everyone is talking about it,” the actress… Read


Sterling K. Brown Makes SAG Awards History; Talks Being The “Minority” In The “Majority World”

Sterling K. Brown made history again tonight at the SAG Awards as the first black actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series. He was also the first black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama and was the first black actor in nearly 20 years to win an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama. Brown has become the man of the moment and a shining star among the bright stars for playing Randall Pearson in This Is UsThe NBC drama also won for Best Ensemble in a Drama… Read


Nicole Kidman Praises Actresses Before Her: “We Have Proven We Are Potent And Powerful” — SAG Awards

As Nicole Kidman continues to dominate awards shows with her role in HBO’s Big Little Lies, the actress used her acceptance speech not to sing her own praises, but to admire her fellow nominees and the trailblazing female actors who came before her. Recovering from the flu and shaking off a character from a film she is working on, Kidman said, “I am here, and I am incredibly grateful.” She added, “To receive this at this stage in my life is extraordinary — and in this… Read


Morgan Freeman Teases Rita Moreno; Talks Career Longevity: “I Thought My Time Was Up” — SAG Awards

“This man is a national treasure,” said Rita Moreno before presenting the Life Achievement Award to Morgan Freeman at tonight’s SAG Awards. The Oscar-winning actor stepped on stage as the 54th recipient of the honor, wearing a hip baseball cap. But before he spoke, Moreno said, “Lift your cap up…now they can see you.” “You see what I had to put up with?” Freeman joked. Moreno and Freeman are friends and Electric Company colleagues, and it showed in their talk show-worthy… Read


SAG Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins For Film Ensemble – Complete Winners List

SAG Awards Winners List & Live Blog

The 24th annual SAG Awards were handed out tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and it appears there are serious front-runners for the acting Oscars. Fox Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three Actor trophies tonight, including the marquee film ensemble prize. Also, Frances McDormand won for her lead role, and Sam Rockwell won for supporting. See the full winners list below. Gary Oldman continued his awards-season run, winning Lead… Read


Ashley Judd Seeks Gender Parity At WME & ‘Berlin Station’ – Sundance Film Festival

Ashley Judd

Today at Univision Communications’ Sundance panel, "Behind the Camera: Where Diversity Begins," Ashley Judd shared some of the means by which she’s making changes for women and diverse groups in the current Time’s Up and post-Harvey Weinstein scandal era. “I went into my agency WME and said that by 2020, I want this agency to be 50/50 male-female, including all ethnicities and people of sexual orientation. That means 50/50 needs to be included in all decision-making… Read


Philadelphia Eagles Demolish Minnesota Vikings 38-7 In NFC Championship

Quarterback Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their third Super Bowl appearance tonight, steering a dominating offensive performance to shock the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship. Foles threw for more than 350 yards and three touchdowns, carving up the Vikings by using seven different receivers. He ended the game by completing 15 straight passes. Minnesota entered the game with the league’s top-rated defense, finishing the regular season allowing the… Read


Ethan Hawke Talks Sundance Memories, Directing ‘Blaze’ & Outlaw Country

"We live in a culture right now that thinks anything that's bigger is better, that more money is better," says Ethan Hawke of why he decided to return to directing a feature after almost a decade with Blaze, which debuted this afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival. "Blaze symbolizes a counter current to that, of somebody whose life was not full of those seductions," the four-time Oscar nominee reveals of country musician Blaze Foley. "He symbolizes something larger to… Read