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‘Gilmore Girls’ Stars On That Ending & A Possible Season 2 – The Contenders Emmys Video

"It certainly wasn't the ending I was expecting," Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life star Alexis Bledel said about the final four words that closed out the Netflix’s revival series. Speaking at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month, co-star Lauren Graham expressed similar sentiments about the ending. “I didn’t know that that was Amy’s [Palladino] intention. I didn’t know that the final four words were a thing… It was a complete surprise to me,” said Graham… Read

‘The Wizard Of Lies’ Production Designer Laurence Bennett On Crafting A Dickensian Nightmare

From acclaimed, Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, HBO’s television movie The Wizard of Lies is a case study of the way in which the external shadings of production design can reflect the interior. Approaching the project, Oscar-nominated production designer Laurence Bennett was of course attracted by the opportunity to collaborate with Levinson for the first time, alongside Robert De Niro; equally compelling, though, was the prospect of a distressing deep dive into… Read

John Wells And William H. Macy On Evolving ‘Shameless’ – The Contenders Emmys Video

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Shameless executive producer/showrunner John Wells and one of its longtime stars William H. Macy came to Deadline’s all-day event The Contenders Emmys last month at the DGA Theatre. The pair took to the stage in front of a packed house of TV Academy members and Emmy voters to explain the BBC roots of the show, and how it has evolved and changed from the original into a seven-season hit on Showtime. Also up in the wide-ranging discussion: the approach of the actors and… Read

Directors Guild Sets 2018 DGA Awards Date & Timeline

DGA Awards Winners List

The Directors Guild of America has set the 2018 date for its 70th Annual DGA Awards, and announced the timeline for other key events. The 2018 awards show will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on January 11, 2018 and Television, Commercial, and Documentary nominees will be announced on January 10, 2018. DGA members will be able to vote online between… Read

Adam Sandler Awards Contender?, ‘Wind River’ Rises On The Croisette & Jean-Luc Godard Reborn – Cannes

The Meyerowitz Stories

UPDATED with corrected Wind River budget information.   As the first weekend of the 70th Cannes Film Festival winds down it has lived up to the dream of great weather, some great films, many stars, endless streaming controversy, and lots of parties. That is lots and lots of parties. From Friday through Sunday it has been largely non-stop, beginning with our own Deadline soiree which drew a big crowd of top film executives Friday afternoon and continuing through Netflix’s… Read

An Indifferent Broadway Says Au Revoir To Love-Struck ‘Amélie’

This afternoon’s performance will be the last chance Broadway audiences have to see Amélie, a sweetheart of a musical that left most critics, and most tickets, unmoved following its opening last month at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The show, with a score by Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen and book by Craig Lucas, closes after just 83 performances including previews. Its fate was sealed May 2, when the Tony Awards nominations were announced absent a single nod to the… Read

Saluting Ava DuVernay & All Peabody Winners, Host Rashida Jones Vows “Truth Will Stay The Course”

The dozens of winners at tonight’s 76th Peabody Award winners had been announced last month, but the official ceremony drew a tony, star-flecked crowd to New York’s Cipriani Wall Street. Host Rashida Jones, star of TBS comedy Angie Tribeca, established context early in the evening. “There are nobodies, there are somebodies, and there are Peabodys,” she quipped. Given the many honored works exploring a issues across the socio-political spectrum, she also noted the… Read

Netflix Makes Red Carpet Debut On The French Riviera With Strong Response For ‘Okja’ – Cannes

Netflix might have had a spotty day in Cannes, what with a technically challenged early-morning press screening for its first Cannes Film Festival contender Okjaas well as some trade and newspaper headlines that quite frankly misrepresented that incident. But Friday evening’s Okja gala at the Grand Lumiere Theatre of the Palais went off without a hitch and, most important, there was no booing. The movie from revered South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer, The H… Read

‘The OA’ Production Designer Alex DiGerlando On Utility In Imperfection & Designing Hap’s Deathly Drowning Rig

An Emmy-nominated production designer responsible for Todd Solondz’ Dark Horse, the Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, and the first two seasons of True Detective, Alex DiGerlando has established himself as an artist of tremendous versatility, working consistently alongside industry auteurs and the most exciting voices emerging from the world of independent film. The creators of Netflix original series The OAZal Batmanglij and Brit Marling are among the latter… Read

‘Billions’ Star Explains Why They Choose To Enter Actor Category – The Contenders Emmys Video


"We've been thinking a lot about what inclusivity means and about how somebody from the outside, how one would think somebody from outside would be treated and how it was actually possible for them to be treated," said Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman of the introduction of a gender-nonbinary character into the testosterone-heavy hedge fund world in the Showtime series' second season. The Rounders co-writer was joined onstage at the DGA Theater at Deadline's The Contend… Read

Palme d’Or Competition Gets Rolling With First Three Contenders, But Security Headaches Nearly Upstage Them – Cannes

If you’ve heard that security in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in France (particularly last summer’s horrific massacre in Nice) has been heightened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, you would not be wrong. Just trying to get through the gauntlet of guards and security personnel plus metal detectors at the Grand Lumiere Theatre in the Palais was a real challenge at Thursday’s 8:30 AM first press screening, for Amazon’s WonderstruckThe film started 12 minutes… Read

How ‘Sneaky Pete’s Bryan Cranston Turned An Emmy Speech Into An Amazon Series – The Contenders Emmys Video

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Bryan Cranston may be the first actor in TV history to actually get another series deal directly from a speech he made while accepting an Emmy as Best Actor in a Drama. That is what a packed DGA theater full of Television Academy and Emmy voters learned at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month in Hollywood. As part of Amazon’s presentation, Cranston came on to talk about Sneaky Petethe series he co-created, executive produces and in which he is a sometime… Read