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‘Dear Basketball’ Scribe Kobe Bryant On A Career Built “Piece By Piece” And Life After Basketball — Tribeca Studio

“If you asked me when I was 10 years old if I would be here now—that I would be here—I would have said, 'You're absolutely nuts,'” Kobe Bryant admits, sitting down at Deadline’s Tribeca Studio to discuss his animated short film Dear Basketball. “But that's the beautiful thing about life, isn't it?” One of the greatest basketball players of all time who had an illustrious 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant decided to announce his retirement in November 2015… Read

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‘Gilbert’ Subject Gilbert Gottfried On Seeing His Personal Life Portrayed On Screen: “This Could Be What Hell Is”

“I just wanted to be in Tribeca so that I can legally refer to Robert De Niro as 'Bob,'” Gilbert Gottfried joked, sitting down with director Neil Berkeley (Harmontown, Beauty Is Embarrassing) at Deadline’s 2017 Tribeca Studio to discuss their documentary, Gilbert A legendary stand-up comedian and actor with a voice recognizable to many who was propelled to fame in the 1980s, Gottfried was candid about his total reluctance to participate in the project, which peeks… Read

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‘Hounds Of Love’ Stars On A “Bloody Hard” Shoot And Horrifying “Theater Of The Mind” — Tribeca Studio

If you’re in Tribeca and come across a film titled Hounds of Love, be warned—those hounds might bite you. Ben Young’s directorial debut is short on love, and seeped in tension. Psychologically violent, the Australia-set feature tells the story of Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings), a young woman kidnapped by her serial killer neighbors (played by Emma Booth and Stephen Curry) in the suburbs of Perth. Coming from a background in comedy, Curry found himself confronted with a… Read

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‘Super Dark Times’ Stars & Director Kevin Phillips On An Act Of Violence That Changes Everything — Tribeca Studio

Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, and Elizabeth Cappuccino go through some Super Dark Times in Kevin Phillips' Tribeca-premiering feature debut. Also starring Max Talisman, Sawyer Barth and Amy Hargreaves, the harrowing feature follows Zach and Josh, two teenage best friends growing up in mid-'90s suburbia whose lives are forever changed following an unexpected and horrific moment of violence. "The film's about some friends, and they kind of get into some sh*t with a samurai… Read

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‘Keep The Change’ Director Rachel Israel On Telling A Universal Love Story Within A Very Specific World — Tribeca Studio

At the Tribeca Film Festival, and at film festivals in general, there is never a real shortage of New York-set stories, or New York romances—and while Rachel Israel's feature debut Keep the Change falls in both of those categories, it's unlike any other romantic comedy you'll see this year. Based on Israel's acclaimed 2013 short film of the same name—from Israel's time as a Columbia MFA student—the feature "set up here, in Upper West Side Manhattan) tells the story of a… Read

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‘Flames’ Directors Josephine Decker & Zefrey Throwell On Confronting The Extremes Of Intimacy — Tribeca Studio

As filmmakers and multi-talented artists, you can't get much more nakedly transparent than Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell, who bare their bodies and souls with their Tribeca-premiering documentary Flames. Shot over the course of five years, the project charts the immensely passionate and profound relationship between the two artists, watching the spectacular romance, excitement and adventure of their relationship at its peak, and the fallout as Decker and Throwell… Read

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Thomas Calabro Boards ‘The Last Ship’; Scott Winters Spies ‘Berlin Station’ Role

Thomas Calabro has booked a recurring role in Season 5 of TNT's The Last Ship, the postapocalyptic naval drama starring Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. It chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Now, CNO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Calabro will play Gen. Don Kinkaid, who is in charge… Read

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‘The Promise’ Review: Christian Bale & Oscar Isaac In Powerful Epic Set Against One Of History’s Darkest Moments

Old-fashioned filmmaking to its core, The Promise is simply the kind of movie Hollywood is not interested in making anymore and, if you listen to predictions of impending box office doom, apparently the kind of movie audiences aren’t craving to see. That’s too bad because in the hands of Oscar-winning director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda ), who also co-wrote it with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord, the film starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale is an inspiring… Read

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Jerry Ferrara, Jesse Bradford & Todd Lowe Join USA Network’s ‘Shooter’

Jerry Ferrara, Jesse Bradford and Todd Lowe will join USA Network’s Ryan Phillippe-starrer Shooter as recurring characters, the network said today. Beverly D'Angelo will be back when the show returns for its second season July 18. Ferrara (Entourage) will play Kirk Zehnder, a former marine who always detects a conspiracy and is part of the core team of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe). Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) will recur in the guest star role of Harris Downey, a D.C… Read

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‘Will’: TNT Sets Summer Premiere For Young Shakespeare Drama Series

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: TNT has a premiere date for its young Shakespeare drama. The cable net is celebrating Sunday’s 453rd anniversary of the Bard’s birth by setting a 9 PM July 10 bow for Will, which stars newcomer Laurie Davidson as William Shakespeare and chronicles his wild 20s in the punk-rock theater scene of 16th century London. Check out the new trailer above. Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, Jamie Campbell… Read

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‘The Walking Dead’ Ups Scavengers Leader Pollyanna McIntosh & Two Others To Series Regular

Just more than two weeks after betraying Rick and the and rest of the Survivors on the season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, jaded Scavengers leader Jadis will be back for a lot more potential back-stabbing. Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays the laconic Scavengers head honcho, has been upped to series regular for Season 8 of the AMC blockbuster series, along with Steven Ogg and Katelyn Nacon. McIntosh, who played the murderous Angel on SundanceTV’s Hap And Leonard, joined W… Read

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‘Girls’ Series Finale: Lena Dunham & EP Jenni Konner On Hannah’s Future, Marnie’s Choices & Why No Mr. Big

Spoiler alert! This article contains details of tonight's series finale of HBO's Girls. Like Joan Didion fifty hears before her, Hannah Horvath said goodbye to all that. Goodbye to New York, to the friends that she’d invested in so heavily since college, and goodbye to the Big City dreams of a hopeful young writer. Goodbye to Girls. “Latching,” tonight’s series finale of Lena Dunham’s groundbreaking (truly) HBO drama was a departure all around – in plot, of course (stop… Read