Sundance Diary, Day 1: Joaquin Phoenix Shines in John Callahan Biopic, But Gus Van Sant’s 12-Step Drama Is a Tough Sit

Don't Worry, JoaquinEditor in Chief Jeff Sneider writes about Reinaldo Marcus Green’s directorial debut Monsters and Men, while Drew McWeeny and Ed Douglas trade tweets praising Jason Mantzoukas in Hannah Fidell’s comedy The Long Dumb Road.

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Since When is Consent in Film Unsexy?

love and basketball“When people say #MeToo movement threatens ‘Sexy Hollywood Movies’ it really threatens the broad spectrum of what sexy can be,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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The Fire and Fury, Much Less the Folly, of Adapting the Bestselling Book About Donald Trump’s White House

fire and fury“Selling a cinematic property to a buyer who has no chance of recouping an investment. These kinds of things happen all day every day here, and this is just the most obvious and blatant one this week,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Sundance: 21 Rising Stars With the Potential to Breakout at the Film Festival

Sundance BreakoutsAml Ameen, Anthony Ramos, Vivian Bang, Dominique Fishback, Dede Lovelace, Helena Howard, Forrest Goodluck and Kelvin Harrison Jr. are just some of the young performers of color who will be trying to make a name for themselves in Park City this week.

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As the Times Change, So Does Sundance, Where Sales May Slow, “Monster” Movies May Shine, and Harvey Isn’t Welcome

Monster MoviesIf I’m being honest, the Park City Midnight section has lost a bit of its luster as Toronto’s Midnight Madness has gained momentum with the genre filmmaking crowd, but I have faith that Revenge, Arizona, Piercing and Lords of Chaos will deliver the genre goods this year.

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“12 Strong” Offers Chris Hemsworth on a Horse – Is That Enough to Defeat “Jumanji”?

12StrongDenofThievesThe military action-drama and STXfilms’ Den of Thieves will try to snag guys away from Sunday’s football, but neither should make much of a lasting impression.

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Accessing the Festival Party and Event Grid

Festival Grid 2018Want access to our exclusive Festival Party and Event Grid? Click here for all the information you need!

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Fox Orders Trio of Pilots Including Comedy “Our People” from Lee Daniels

lee danielsLee Daniels continues to grow his relationship with the Fox network as the comedy Our People has landed a pilot order. Daniels already has Empire and Star, and last summer it was announced he’s developing the drama Mason Dixon with Julian Breece at the network.

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TV Casting Round-Up (01.19.18) – Alec Baldwin & Drew Carey Land Guest Roles &

AlecExcerpt Will and Grace, Mr. Mercedes, I’m Dying up Here, The 100 and NCIS cast guest stars.

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Live-Action Remake of “Sword in the Stone” Finds Director

SwordExcerpt Disney is also currently developing another Arthurian project, as it was announced earlier this month that Ridley Scott will be directing a Merlin Saga for the studio.

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Chuck Lorre Netflix Sitcom “The Kominsky Method” Rounds Out Cast Joining Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin

sarah baker Sarah Baker, Emily Osment and others have signed on to round out the cast of the Hollywood-set comedy.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (01.19.18)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMThe CW promotes two and brings in Julie Jarmon from Freeform to firm up their development team under Executive Vice President Gaye Hirsch. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Jobs of the Week (01.19.18)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PM A round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! The Gotham Group, 20th Century Fox, Relevant Agency, and more are looking for new hires!

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Internships of the Week (01.19.18)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Material , Phoenix Pictures, IAmSound, and many more are all looking for interns!

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S.W.A.T. Review: “K-Town”

Season 1, Episode 11 – Though not a stand-out episode, this week’s S.W.A.T. will keep viewers invested in the characters and appreciative of the action sequences

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SUPERSTORE Review: “High Volume Store”

superstore (1)Season 3, Episode 10 – The store faces the potential of upgrading to a “Quad A” high volume store, but not if Amy has anything to do with it.

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WILL & GRACE Review: “The Wedding”

Season 9, Episode 10 – Will’s ex is getting married, Jack has a new lover, and Karen is a part of a crazy scavenger hunt.

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ARROW Review: “Divided”

Arrow ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 10 – On this week’s Arrow, Oliver discovers Cayden James’s many allies, while struggling to protect a port without Dinah, Wild Dog, and Curtis.

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GREAT NEWS Review: “The Fast Track”

great news excerptSeason 2, Episode 12 – Carol tries her hand at TV journalism while Chuck copes with suspension and Katie tries to get Greg to make a decision.

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DAMNATION Review: “God’s Body”

Season 1, Episode 10 – Creely and Sheriff Berryman join forces to save Seth and Amelia on Damnation, but find themselves in a war they may not win.

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SEAL TEAM Review: “The Upside Down”

Season 1, Episode 12 – The team goes on a mission to retrieve a hijacked drone, but Clay gets trapped and injured in the process. Everybody’s personal life is a disaster, but what else is new.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – Packed to the brim with humor and suspense, this critical turn in the series has a surprisingly heartwrenching conclusion that leaves us again with a host of possibilities.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “D-I- DIMEO A-C- ACADEMY”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 13 – A more somber episode than normal delves into deeper themes on JJ’s independence, and the result may not be as laugh-out-loud funny, but it’s a necessary deviation.

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iNDEMAND Design Company Desires Senior Designer (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 iNDEMAND design company is in need of a senior designer to create branding, marketing communications, and sales materials. A BFA in graphic design is required along with professional design experience.

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Consumer Reports Seeks Senior Producer (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Consumer Reports Video seeks a creative content leader to oversee and execute a wide range of digital and broadcast visual work. Bachelor’s degree with at least five to seven years of experience in digital video or broadcast TV production required.

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“Black-ish” Spinoff “Grown-Ish” Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

grownish Grown-ish has been renewed for a second season on Freeform.

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Stephany Folsom to Write “Toy Story 4” for Pixar

ToyStoryExcerptToy Story 3 went on to gross over $1 billion at the global box office. The sequel is slated for June 21, 2019.

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Freeform Sets “Cloak and Dagger,” “The Bold Type” Premiere Dates

top10-theboldtype The network also set a March 29 premiere date for new mermaid drama Siren and April 4 for Season 2 of Bella Thorne drama Famous in Love.

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Justice for Barb! Netflix Acquires High School Rom-Com Starring “Stranger Things” Actress Shannon Purser

Justice for BarbThis Is Us star Chrissy Metz co-stars in the Ian Samuels-directed film, which is billed as a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school.

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“The Butler” Scribe Danny Strong to Write Remake of “Oliver!” for Disney

StrongExcerpt The latest re-imagining of Oliver! will feature a cross-genre soundtrack that includes hip-hop.

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Paramount Network has Released a Trailer for Their Reimagining of the Killer Cult Classic “Heathers” (Video)

HeathersExcerptThe series is set in present day and features a new trio of popular-yet-evil Heathers except this time the outcasts are the new queen bees of high school. Heathers premieres on Paramount network on March 7 at 10 p.m.

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Sci-Fi Film “Cloud One” Finds Lead in Rachel Weisz

RachelExcerpt The film is being described as a grounded sci-fi movie, but the rest of the plot and character details are being kept under wraps.

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