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‘The Clinton Affair’ Filmmakers Alex Gibney & Blair Foster Look Back From #MeToo Vantage Point – The Contenders Emmys

Emmy-winning documentary specialists Alex Gibney and Blair Foster say their A&E series The Clinton Affair delved into a political scandal that seems just as timely and topical on ts 20-year anniversary as it did in real time in 1998. Moreover, the #metoo movement is an essential context for revisiting the scandal and…

‘Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson & Amy Poehler On Nearly Leaving NYC & “Wonderful 10-Year Journey” – The Contenders Emmys

Broad City creator-star Abbi Jacobson and executive producer Amy Poehler reunited after saying goodbye to the Comedy Central hit on March 28. At Deadline's The Contenders Emmys on Sunday, the duo discussed the importance of featuring a strong female friendship at the heart center of the series.

"It was such an extremel…

‘Catch-22’ EP Compares “Absurdity” In Trump White House To Events In Hulu’s War Series – The Contenders Emmys

If you’ve followed the news at all today, you know Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned amid tension in the Trump administration over its failure to stop Central American migrants from crossing the southern border.

President Donald Trump tweeted news of Nielsen’s departure at 6:02 p.m. ET. He…

Hulu’s ‘Ramy’ Is A “Hyper-Specific” Relatable Look At The Muslim-American Experience—The Contenders Emmys

When Ramy Youssef set out to make Hulu’s Ramy—a scripted comedy that digs into his experiences as a Muslim-American living in New Jersey—he had a whole slew of his own stand-up material to bolster him.

“I started from stand-up,” Youssef said on stage at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys on Sunday. He recalled doing…

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