Dick Van Dyke, Hayley Mills & Others Celebrate Disney Musical Legends Sherman Brothers At Joyous Motion Picture Academy Tribute
Keala Settle, co-star of the smash movie musical The Greatest Showman, hit the stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on Wednesday night to sing a killer rendition of the iconic Disneyland theme, “It’s a Small World," the kickoff to a magical night as Oscar celebrated the writers of that tune: Disney legends Richard M Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
So the lyrics might have said “it’s a small world," but the lines outside the… Read
Bryan Cranston Talks Putting Comedic Spin On Amazon’s ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ – The Contenders Emmys Video
Bryan Cranston came to Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys awards-season event and brought with him his new Amazon comedy series The Dangerous Book for Boys, which he co-created with Greg Mottola.
Cranston opened up about the initial difficulty of coming up with a direction for the series, which is based on Conn and Hal Iggulden’s 2012 bestselling book. “It was in the drama department,” he said. “I tried and tried and I couldn’t figure it out. Like so many things, when… Read
TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Voters, Here Are The Hot Races We’re Talking About
We are in the final days of phase 1 of Emmy voting and for this week's Deadline Podcast: TV Talk we spotlight the races and shows that are the greatest hits of television 2018.
From the drama of the Best Actress, Drama category with The Crown's Claire Foy vs. The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss to the potential Jeff Daniels and Benedict Cumberbatch battle in the Best Actor Limited Series or TV Movie, there are primetime hits galore to be mined. In a year when HBO’s Veep… Read
VFX Supervisor Everett Burrell Brings AIs, Soaring Megalopolis & Real-World Science To ‘Altered Carbon’
Winning an Emmy as a makeup effects creator before transitioning to an accomplished career as a visual effects supervisor, Everett Burrell needed to bring all of his talents to the table with Netflix cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, in order to bring an intricate, expansive sci-fi world to life.
Set in the megalopolis of Bay City—what became of San Francisco—in 2384, Laeta Kalogridis' series imagines a world where consciousness has been extracted onto miniature disks… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Producers On “Ambitious” Season 2 – The Contenders Emmys Video
Now in its second season, The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller had one thing to say about the award-winning Hulu series’ sophomore run: “You just don't want to f*ck it up.”
Miller was joined onstage by executive producer Warren Littlefield at Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys event to talk about going beyond Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel for Season 2, while at the same time staying loyal to the universe she created.
Miller said they are “still in… Read
Re-Creating New York’s Gilded Age, ‘The Alienist’ Production Designer Bought Out All The Cobblestone In Eastern Europe
An Emmy nominee for the first season of True Detective, production designer Mara LePere-Schloop reteamed with executive producer Cary Fukunaga on TNT drama The Alienist, where she set out after the extremes of worldbuilding, recreating 19th century New York on an expansive Budapest backlot.
Crafting eight city blocks in total, the production designer raised six-story tenement buildings in the middle of Hungary's brutal winter, striving to do justice to the "rich… Read
PGA Awards Set 2019 Date & Timeline
The Producers Guild said its 30th annual PGA Awards are set for Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton. Donald De Line and Amy Pascal return as awards chairs for a third consecutive year.
Submissions are now open in all categories — Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, Long and Short Form Television, Sports Programs and Children's Programs — for calendar year 2018 via the guild’s website (see the full timeline below). Nominations in film and TV… Read
Merritt Wever On The Importance Of Her Nonconforming Role In ‘Godless’ & Her Upcoming Noah Baumbach Project
Merritt Wever has been in many, many fan favorite shows and films—The Good Wife, New Girl, Birdman, The Walking Dead, and Nurse Jackie, for which she won an Emmy—but it perhaps wasn't until Scott Frank's Netflix Western Godless that we've seen a different side to her work; one that allowed her to really show a new side to her multi-faceted acting chops.
The Godless action centers around the town of La Belle, which is mostly governed by women, following a massacre that… Read
Hank Azaria Offers “Money-Back Guarantee” For His Home Run ‘Brockmire’ – The Contenders Emmys Video
Hank Azaria’s IFC series Brockmire, about a down-and-out alcoholic baseball announcer who hits rock bottom in both his life and his once-stellar career, has taken some mighty swings. The results have seen the dark comedy resonate not just among TV watchers but among baseball watchers as well: he already has appeared in character as Jim Brockmire on ESPN more than once.
It’s a strong hint that the series, and its main character, are genuine.
“It’s genuinely funny… Read
Bill Camp: ‘The Looming Tower’ Is “The Kind Of Thing That’s Owed To The World”
Hulu's limited series The Looming Tower not only digs deep into the U.S. intelligence failures that preceded 9/11, but also highlights some of the unsung heroes who battled to beat Al Qaeda behind the scenes.
For Bill Camp, playing the role of FBI counterterrorism agent Robert Chesney meant becoming a composite character made up of four real-life men—a concept that Camp says, "immediately engaged" him and "presented challenges that I was eager to undertake.”
To play… Read
James Corden On How ‘Carpool Karaoke’ & ‘Crosswalk: The Musical’ Help Define His Talk Show – The Contenders Emmys Video
When James Corden started The Late Late Show, it didn’t take long for it to find its legs. During Deadline’s recent The Contenders Emmys event, the CBS host discussed how his team hit the ground running when the late-night show debuted three years ago.
“I think we felt like we had to,” said Corden. “We didn’t have the luxury of an audience or a fa nbase to stick with us while we tried to figure it out.”
He added, “We knew if we really didn’t come out of the blocks fast… Read
Sandra Oh On Obsession And Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Killing Eve’
Sandra Oh is a five-time Emmy nominee already, with memorable turns in American Crime and Grey’s Anatomy. But in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s compelling spy series Killing Eve, she’s tackling what might be her meatiest role to date, delving into the psychology of a security operative’s obsession with a female assassin.
It was a new experience for Oh, something she is constantly seeking. "I’m interested in 'new'—not for new’s sake—but I think that's always been a part of my… Read