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Hundreds Gather For LA Women’s March: “Don’t Go Gentle Into That Alt Right”

Hundreds of people began crowding into LA’s Pershing Square this morning, sporting pink pussy hats, chanting slogans like “This is what democracy looks like,” and carrying signs whose slogans included “Don’t Go Gentle Into That Alt Right” and “Make America Think Again.” A year after millions of women took to the streets to protest President Donald Trump’s inauguration, marchers once again gathered in Los Angeles and other American cities, including Park City, Utah, where J… Read


‘The Long Dumb Road’ Director Hannah Fidell On Capturing “The Great American Road Trip” — Sundance Studio

Taking on her first comedy with the Sundance-premiering The Long Dumb Road, Sundance alum Hannah Fidell (A Teacher) found a game cast who would go with her on a classic journey through the American Southwest. Fidell’s film centers on Nathan (Tony Revolori), whose car breaks down on the road as he journeys to Los Angeles for his freshman year of college. At this transformative juncture, Nathan meets Richard (Jason Mantzoukas), a rowdy local mechanic who ends up joining him… Read


CBS Dramas Rule Friday, ‘Taken’ Steady At 0.5 Live+Same Day Demo Rating In Week 2

CBS' trio of drama procedurals took the top three spots for the night in preliminary Live+same day ratings. MacGyver (1.0 rating in adults 18-49, 7.7 million total viewers) and Hawaii Five-0 (1.0, 9.1 million) — both steady with last week — were tied for No.1 in 18-49 while Blue Bloods (0.9, down a tenth, 9.4 million) delivered Friday's largest audience. CBS easily won the night in both measures. CBS’ dominance in Live+same audience for scripted programming was so… Read


‘Monsters And Men’ Director On Showing Different Perspectives Of A Complex Race-Related Issue – Sundance Studio

Monsters And Men writer/director Reinaldo Marcus Green stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio, along with cast members John David Washington, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Anthony Ramos to speak about the film’s perspective on the racial aftermath when a white police officer wrongfully shoots a neighborhood street hustler. Green’s feature debut is an expansion of his 2015 short Stop, but the film is told through differing views: the bystander who filmed the act, a black police… Read


‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Maggie Gyllenhaal On What It Means To Make A “Feminine Movie” — Sundance Studio

“I'm interested in what it means to make a feminine movie – and that's different I guess from feminist, or maybe it isn't,” Maggie Gyllenhaal said yesterday, sitting down with writer/director Sara Colangelo to discuss The Kindergarten Teacher. An alum of Sundance’s Writers and Directors Labs, Colangelo’s second feature centers on the discontented Lisa Spinelli (Gyllenhaal), who feels stuck in her unsatisfying marriage and her life as a kindergarten teacher on Staten… Read


‘The Catcher Was A Spy’ Star Paul Rudd On The Enigmatic Moe Berg: “I Can’t Believe He Existed” — Sundance Studio

Coming to Sundance a number of years ago with The Sessions – which picked up the festival’s Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting – director Ben Lewin is back at the fest this year with an entirely different film, spy thriller The Catcher Was a Spy. Starring Paul Rudd,  Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti and Mark Strong—among other actors in an A-list ensemble—The Catcher Was a Spy tells the remarkable, little-known true story of Moe Berg (Rudd), a… Read


Government Shutdown: Hollywood, Beltway Speak Out On Stand-Off

The federal government shutdown – aka the Trump Shutdown or the Schumer Shutdown, depending on your perspective – continues apace, as Senators head into yet another day of talking, arm-twisting and finger-pointing as they work to strike a deal. The shutdown went into effect at midnight after the Senate couldn’t get to the necessary 60 votes to pass the House funding bill. How intractable are the stumbling points, DACA and the Wall? President Donald Trump blew off his… Read


Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred, Common Fire Up Snowy Sundance Respect Rally

Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred and Thor: Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson aren’t letting traffic or a snowstorm stop the Respect Rally at the Sundance Film Festival, with Thompson telling the crowd, “Mr. Trump, your time may not be up but our time to stay silent is.” The rally got underway with a late start due to the weather and big traffic jams in and around Park City. Commemorating last year's 8,000-strong March on Main and the Women's marches across the country and the… Read


‘Assassination Nation’ Teaser: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But It Might Be On Instagram

Assassination Nation

Sam Levinson returns to Sundance for his second feature film Assassination Nation, a wild ride that tells the story of how one town lost its mind when a provocateur starts posting details from the private digital lives of everyone in the small town of Salem. The pic is set for its world premiere tomorrow night in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival. Levinson, whose debut feature Another Happy Day won the Waldo Salt Award in Park City in 2011 and who more… Read


Jane Fonda Talks Time’s Up, Sundance Docu & Her Fifth Act – Sundance Studio

“The Time’s Up campaign that was launched January 1 changes a lot of the landscape for women in the entertainment business,” said Jane Fonda at the Sundance Film Festival this week of the movements that have emerged in recent months to fight sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender inequity in Hollywood. “For me, it is a coming home, what’s happening is a real tipping point,” the Grace and Frankie star adds. Speaking at today’s Respect Rally commemorating last year’s… Read


How First Time Sundance Director Idris Elba Packed Lessons From His Life Into Jamaican Crime Tale ‘Yardie’

To make his directorial debut on an adaptation of Yardie, the 1992 Victor Headley novel about the collision of Jamaican culture in London, Idris Elba put into it many of the pieces of his life and career. The career spans his seminal TV series turns Luther and The Wire, movies like Beasts of No Nation, American Gangster, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Thor: Ragnarok and Molly’s Game, as well as his second career as Big Driis the Londoner, an accomplished DJ. There is even… Read


Terry Crews Talks Sundance Relevance, Today’s Respect Rally & Changing America

"Equality is more opportunities for everyone because the more people who can play, the more successful everyone gets," says Terry Crews of the era of the #MeToo movement and Time's Up. "The more people who can enter the story, the more female driven stories, the more African American driven stories, the more Asian stories, you need every kind of entertainment, every facet to make the whole thing work," adds the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor who was one of Time's Persons of the… Read