Tag Archives: Liz Hannah

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers Drama “The Post”

Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, The PostHanks and Streep will play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham respectively. Amy Pascal is the lead producer on the project, which will be co-financed by 20th Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment.

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PRESENTING THE 2016 HIT LIST – THE BEST SPEC SCRIPTS OF THE YEAR

Copy of 200x140 HL Social Media AdsFeaturing 92 scripts, 101 writers, more than 70 production companies & studios, 46 different agencies & management companies, and more than 200 individual reps, this year’s list is one of the most diverse and exciting we’ve ever released.

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Amy Pascal Acquires Spec Script “The Post” About the Pentagon Papers

Amy Pascal ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, Amy Pascal and her company Pascal Pictures came away with the new spec script, The Post. The script hails from writer Liz Hannah and this is her first spec deal.

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THE POST (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the real story of the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post’s editor and publisher challenging the federal government to publish them in 1971.

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THE POST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMBased on the real story of the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post’s editor and publisher challenging the federal government to publish them in 1971.

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “The Prodigal Son Returns”

Season one of “The Leftovers” wraps things up in a harrowing fashion.

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “The Garveys at Their Best”

As we learned tonight, things weren’t too pleasant in the Garvey household even before the Departure.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “Unhinged”

The truth is in the open.

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “This is Rome”

The secret is out…sort of.

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “Cairo”

This week ambles again through mis-directed plot and lumbering, insignificant, monologues.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “Until You’re Blue”

This episode hits the ground running and never lets up.

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “Gone”

“Gone” but not forgotten…

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “Solace for Tired Feet”

Another week, another series of unanswered questions.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “The Great Destroyer”

More secrets are revealed but the biggest question remains a mystery.

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “Exposure”

The Prodigal Son has returned.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Reviews: “Weird as You”

Once again, the wild animal inside Daniel Holden has broken loose.

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “We’re Done”

The “Dynamic Duo” is back.

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “Gladys”

As much as I’m questioning Kevin Garvey, I’m also questioning my self for still watching this show.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “Mazel Tov”

Is it possible that we’re inching closer to discovering the truth about Hanna Dean’s murder?

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “Litt the Hell Up”

The takeover war is over…but who won?

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “B.J. and the A.C.”

Is there any magic left in the world of “The Leftovers?” Will we ever find out?

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “Act As If”

Arguably the best episode of the season, this weeks finds Daniel at a house party and Amantha getting an interesting offer.

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “Pound of Flesh”

The season of set-up continues this week with Harvey and Mike going head to head once again.

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “Two Boats and a Helicopter”

Another week, another hour of elusive plot and strikingly bare characters.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “Donald The Normal”

This week found Daniel wondering “what if” while Amantha tries to make a decision about her life.

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{TB Talks TV} Suits Review: “Leveraged”

Mike continues to become more and more like Harvey, but at what cost?

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “Penguin One, Us Zero”

The second episode of HBO’s newest series raises more questions and red flags.

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{TB Talks TV} Rectify Review: “Charlie Darwin”

Though not as strong as the previous episodes, Daniel is finally back at home and, perhaps, ready to move on.

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{TB Talks TV} The Leftovers Review: “Pilot”

Great performances from the ensemble stand out in the first episode, however, it already suffers from familiar Lindelof problems: too many questions, too much ambiguity, not enough time.

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{TB TALKS TV} Rectify Review: “Sleeping Giants”

Ensembles are often over-looked or underwritten, but this week of “Rectify” gives the supporting characters a chance to grow in surprising ways.

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