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Carrie Brownstein On Saying Goodbye To ‘Portlandia’ – The Contenders Emmys Video

Carrie Brownstein

How hard is it to say goodbye to Portlandia? Even David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld at a recent Netflix Emmy-season event went back and forth about their love for Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel’s sketch comedy series, which ended its run after eights seasons on IFC back in March. At Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event, Brownstein shared with International Co-Editor Peter White the journey in building an avant-garde comedy series. “It’s difficult to… Read

Ron Howard On Jumping Into ‘Solo’, How George Lucas Helped Out, And New Seasons Of ‘Genius’ And ‘Arrested Development’ – Behind The Lens

Ron Howard

This week’s edition of my Deadline video series Behind The Lens goes on location to the French Riviera and the Cannes Film Festival, where I sat down a few days ago with Oscar-winning director Ron Howard for a wide-ranging discussion of the varied aspects of his career. Howard was in Cannes for the splashy international premiere of his latest film Solo: A Star Wars Story, which opens in much of the world today. He talks candidly about the unexpected assignment when he was… Read

With ‘Unsolved’, Music Supervisor Lyah Beth LeFlore Captures Sound Of Hip-Hop’s Golden Age – Production Value Video Series

Lyah Beth LeFlore

From her beginnings as an assistant at Nickelodeon to her work as a development executive, television producer and bestselling author, Lyah Beth LeFlore has worn many hats in a varied and unusual career. “That's kind of my trademark, I think, as a creative entity,” LeFlore said sitting down for Deadline’s Production Value video series. A creative force to be reckoned with, LeFlore's multifaceted career has been based in an enduring "love and passion" for music. “Every day… Read

‘Fauda’ Review: Season 2 Of Israeli Drama One Of Many Global Treats On Netflix

Fauda

Surrounded by controversy, conflict and accolades since its 2015 debut on Israeli television, Fauda returns to Netflix tomorrow for a second unvarnished season. With bullets flying, betrayal and timing that is almost prophetic, the series about an elite Israeli counter-terrorism unit proves again that some of the streamer's greatest strengths come from outside Fortress America. Along with very different treats like the excellent Australian newborn comedy The Letdown… Read

Thandie Newton On Going ‘Solo’ In ‘Star Wars’ And Ruling ‘Westworld’ – The Actor’s Side

Thandie Newton

It is a big week for Thandie Newton. Not only does she have a role in Disney/Lucasfilm’s stand-alone Solo: A Star Wars Story, expected to be a juggernaut this coming Memorial Day weekend,  but she also is coming off Sunday’s powerful episode of Westworld in which her “host” character Maeve Millay joins others in entering Shogun World, a place she can’t crack until she starts speaking Japanese. The episode of the HBO series, in which Newton was Emmy-nominated last season… Read

Kenneth Lonergan Says He Was “Flattered” Into Adapting ‘Howards End’ For Starz – The Contenders Emmys Video

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During the recent panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event for Starz’s Howards End, Kenneth Lonergan admitted he like the film based on the E.M. Forster literary classic. But when it came to adapting it as a four-part limited series, he had some reservations. “I tried to read the novel when I was younger and failed,” he told moderator Joe Utichi on the panel that included the series’ star Hayley Atwell. “Then I read it again because I was offered the job and was… Read

‘Black-ish’ Stars Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross Unpack “Juneteenth” – The Contenders Emmys Video

Anthony Anderson Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish

Always pushing the limits of the sitcom form with the introduction of challenging topics, ABC’s Black-ish came out with a bang in the fall with the Hamilton-inspired musical episode “Juneteenth.” Appearing at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month, stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross explained the genesis of the episode. Educating viewers on a day of celebration commemorating the freeing of slaves in 1865 Texas, the holiday episode stemmed from creator… Read

NFL Will Fine Teams Whose Players Kneel For National Anthem

The NFL owners aren’t going to stand for their players kneeling next season. The league announced today that all players and league personnel on the sidelines must stand for the national anthem or face a fine on their teams. Commissioner Roger Goodell said, however, that they have the option to remain in the locker room if they don’t want to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “The policy adopted today was approved in concert with the NFL’s ongoing commitment to local… Read

Queen Sugar Two-Night Season Premiere Tues & Wed On OWN

Queen Sugar is the critically acclaimed drama series from Academy award®-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. In the third season, the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and father's legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family, but also to the community.   Queen Sugar was named Television Show of the Year from both… Read

‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’ Review: Natalie Dormer-Led Limited Series A Lush Feast

Picnic At Hanging Rock

If you thought Natalie Dormer could gut her opponents with a glance on Game of Thrones, the actor will leave you impressively chilled in the new version of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Launching on May 25, Amazon's six-part limited series based on Joan Lindsay's 1967 novel set in 1900 Australia is a lush, often haunting, immensely satisfying and sometimes tormenting endeavor. But as I say in my video review above, even with a crafty and strong cast, this feast from showrunner… Read

Sarah Silverman Fosters Conversation & Connection With ‘I Love You, America’ – The Contenders Emmys Video

Sarah Silverman

An Emmy-winning comedian also recognized for her contributions as an actress, writer and producer, Sarah Silverman dove head-first into the talk-show arena as host of the Hulu series I Love You, America. Featuring appearances from an array of entertainers, politicians and high-profile personalities including Patton Oswalt, Al Franken and Roxane Gay, I Love You, America was conceived by Silverman as a “Mister Rogers for adults”—a series that would foster conversation and… Read

Natalie Dormer On New ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock,’ ‘Game Of Thrones’ & Equity – Next Generation TV

Natalie Dormer

"The original material of the novel is such a great story, and it has so much to give, then, like a lot of stories that we revisit in the industry, it lends itself very easy to a wider interpretation," Natalie Dormer says of Amazon's adaptation of Picnic At Hanging Rock, which of course was also a seminal film from director Peter Weir in 1975. "You've got six hours here to handle the original 200 pages of Joan Lindsay's book," Game of Thrones alum Dormer adds of the… Read