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AMC Pushes Premiere Date For ‘NOS4A2’ Season 2, Stretches ‘Creepshow’ To Six-Week Run

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AMC Pushes Premiere Date For ‘NOS4A2’ Season 2, Stretches ‘Creepshow’ To Six-Week Run
AMC is making some scheduling changes for its upcoming series. The network has pushed the Season 2 premiere date for supernatural horror series NOS4A2. The 10-episode second season, initially set to premiere on June 1, will now debut on Sunday, June 21 at 9 pm Et/8c The full season will still simulcast on BBC America.

Additionally, Season 1 of Creepshow, the popular horror anthology series currently available on Shudder, now will air over six weeks on AMC instead of three. It will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, May 4, and run on consecutive Mondays through June 8. It was originally scheduled to run back-to-back episodes from May 4-18.

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AMC Reveals Casting For Upcoming Untitled Will Bridges Episodic Anthology Series

AMC announced today casting and the start of production for its upcoming, untitled episodic anthology series that wryly examines the nature of romantic love, written by Emmy® Award-winner Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein (Superbob, Adult Life Skills). Currently shooting in Madrid, Spain, the series will star Sarah Snook (Succession, The Dressmaker, Steve Jobs), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions) and Sonya Cassidy (Lodge 49, Humans, The Woman in White), among others. From AMC Studios, the Untitled Bridges/Goldstein Project is set fifteen years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. In the first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes features a different cast and explores an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.
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‘Succession’s Sarah Snook & ‘Billions’ Star David Costabile Among Cast For AMC Anthology Drama From Will Bridges & Brett Goldstein

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AMC has announced the cast for its anthology drama series about the intersection of love and science, from Emmy-winning writer Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein.

Succession actress Sarah Snook, Billions star David Costabile and Sonya Cassidy are among the cast for the untitled project, which is made by Banijay’s Fearless Minds and AMC Studios. It is currently shooting in Madrid, Spain.

The six-part series takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – giving people a way to find their soulmate. Each of the six episodes features a different cast and explores an entirely new story based on the discovery.

Snook plays Nikki in the first episode, a suburban mother who becomes tortured by the knowledge that her soulmate is not her husband of 15 years.
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AMC Greenlights Its First Episodic Anthology Series

AMC announced today that it has greenlit a new, yet-to-be-titled original episodic anthology drama created by Emmy-Award winning writer Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein. Bridges and Goldstein will executive produce with Jolyon Symonds through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company. The Untitled Bridges/Goldstein Project, produced by AMC Studios, will consist of six, hour-long episodes, and is slated for a 2020 debut on AMC.

Each episode of the Untitled Bridges/Goldstein Project will feature an entirely new story and a different cast, a first-time format for AMC. The series takes place 15 years from now when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soul mate. The series uses the sci-fi conceit to tell six provocative stories about the cost of finding true love, all different in tone and featuring a spectrum of people and relationships. Bridges and Goldstein previously created the short film “For Life,
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AMC Greenlights Soulmate Anthology Drama Series From Will Bridges & Brett Goldstein

AMC has ordered six hourlong episodes of an anthology drama series about the intersection of love and science, from Emmy-winning writer Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein, Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company, and AMC Studios. The Untitled Bridges/Goldstein Project, based on the duo’s short film For Life, is slated for a 2020 premiere on AMC.

Co-created by Bridges and Goldstein, each episode will feature an entirely new story and different cast, a first-time format for AMC. The series takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soulmate. The series uses the sci-fi conceit to tell six provocative stories about the cost of finding true love, all different in tone and featuring a spectrum of people and relationships.

Bridges and Goldstein executive produce with Jolyon Symonds via Fearless Minds.
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“Avengers: Endgame” and “The Public”: The Best of the First Third of 2019

With April wrapping up, we can once again look back. We’ve officially finished up with the first third of the calendar. As such, I wanted to once again highlight the best of the year so far, consisting of my top ten and various awards for 2019 to date. Much like last time around, when I did the first quarter of the year at the start of April, I’m mostly limiting it to things that have already hit theaters. My only exception in the past has been that I’d include eligible titles from the currently ongoing Tribeca Film Festival, but since that’s still in progress, I’ll hold off. There are some others from the year that I’m fond of and might have otherwise included, but I didn’t want to cheat, so they’re on hold and will be given a special citation. Basically, it’s an arbitrary decision,
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Screen Media Hires Michael Messina and Lisa Burgueno to Distribution Team

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Screen Media Hires Michael Messina and Lisa Burgueno to Distribution Team
Screen Media, the indie distributor that recently acquired Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” has added veterans Michael Messina and Lisa Burgueno to its distribution team, the company announced on Thursday. Both executives previously worked in the distribution wing of Starz.

Messina, who served as a consultant to Screen last year, has been hired as Evp of distribution and will oversee the domestic distribution, sales, and marketing of the company’s slate. Burgueno has been hired as VP of digital distribution and will handle transactional partnerships and media planning across digital and on-demand services. The duo joins Seth Needle, Svp of worldwide acquisitions and Abbey Warner, director of marketing on the ground at the Sundance Film Festival beginning this weekend.

Also Read: Terry Gilliam's Long-Delayed 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Acquired by Screen Media

“Screen Media has been building a robust slate over the
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Screen Media Adds Pair Of Distribution Execs Amid Slate Ramp-Up – Sundance

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Indie film distributor Screen Media has hired Michael Messina as Evp Distribution and Lisa Burgueno as VP Digital Distribution. The moves from the company, acquired in 2017 by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, comes at it plans to increase its release slate to 20 films or more per year.

Both execs are on the ground in Park City with the Sundance Film Festival kicking off today.

Messina, most recently VP Global Distribution & Acquisitions in Starz’s digital distribution division, has been consulting with Screen Media and now takes on oversight of domestic distribution, sales and marketing. Burgueno, previously at Lionsgate/Starz Digital and before that in distribution positions at Cinedigm and Microsoft Movies & TV, will manage Screen Media’s transactional partnerships and media planning across digital and on-demand services.

They will join Screen Media Svp Worldwide Acquisitions Seth Needle and Director of Marketing Abbey Warner at Sundance.

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Screen Media hires Michael Messina, Lisa Burgueno to senior distribution roles

New arrivals join svp worldwide acquisitions Seth Needle, marketing director Abbey Warner in Sundance.

Heading into Sundance Screen Media on Thursday (24) announced the hire of Michael Messina as executive vice-president, distribution and Lisa Burgueno as vice-president, digital distribution.

Messina has consulted for Screen Media since early 2018 and will now oversee Us distribution, sales, and marketing for the company’s slate of films and series. Burgueno will oversee transactional partnerships and media planning across digital and on-demand platforms.

They join Seth Needle, senior vice-president of worldwide acquisitions, and Abbey Warner, director of marketing, on the ground in Park City.

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Screen Media hires Michael Messina, Lisa Burgueno to senior distribution ranks

New arrivals join svp worldwide acquisitions Seth Needle, marketing director Abbey Warner in Sundance.

Heading into Sundance Screen Media on Thursday (24) announced the hire of Michael Messina as executive vice-president, distribution and Lisa Burgueno as vice-president, digital distribution.

Messina has consulted for Screen Media since early 2018 and will now oversee Us distribution, sales, and marketing for the company’s slate of films and series. Burgueno will oversee transactional partnerships and media planning across digital and on-demand platforms.

They join Seth Needle, senior vice-president of worldwide acquisitions, and Abbey Warner, director of marketing, on the ground in Park City.

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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Glass,' 'An Acceptable Loss' and More

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Glass,' 'An Acceptable Loss' and More
Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy take center stage in this weekend’s main attraction, Glass, which will be on the big screen starting Friday. In addition to seeing the latest part of Shyamalan's superhero trilogy, theatergoers can also catch other movies like the quirky Adult Life Skills and the political thriller An Acceptable Loss. Read on to see what critics for The Hollywood Reporter thought about this week’s lineup.
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Tika Sumpter Wage ‘An Acceptable Loss’; ‘The Heiresses’, ‘Adult Life Skills’ Bow – Specialty B.O. Preview

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January continues its slow roll on the Specialty side this weekend with very few anticipated limited releases. IFC Films has the headliner of the weekend with political thriller An Acceptable Loss starring Tika Sumpter and Jamie Lee Curtis. Chicago Fire director Joe Chappelle wrote and directed the title after finding inspiration from two documentaries by Errol Morris. Brooklyn-based Distrib Films believes it found an under-the-radar gem in last year’s Berlin Film Festival with The Heiresses, which took two Silver Bears at the event in the German capital.

Other openers this weekend include Screen Media’s 2016 Tribeca Nora Ephron prize-winner Adult Life Skills, as well as Freestyle Digital Media’s I Hate The Kids and Rlj Entertainment’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek.

An Acceptable Loss

Director-writer: Joe Chappelle

Cast: Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner

Distributor: IFC Films

Veteran TV director Joe Chappelle had the idea
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Movie Review – Adult Life Skills (2016)

Adult Life Skills, 2016.

Written and directed by Rachel Tunnard.

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Ozzy Myers, Brett Goldstein, Lorraine Ashbourne, Eileen Davies, Rachael Deering, Alice Lowe and Edward Hogg.

Synopsis:

A woman on the cusp of turning 30 is told she cannot continue to live in the shed in her mother’s back garden, which has been her home since the death of her twin brother.

If you’re reading this in the UK, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Adult Life Skills came out a long time ago – and it did. However, it has never received a release in the USA until now, presumably driven by the newfound fame of leading lady Jodie Whittaker since she nabbed the title role in Doctor Who. Another run of prominence for the film can only be a good thing, though, as it’s a little British gem that’s well worth catching, whatever side
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Adult Life Skills Review: Jodie Whittaker Shines in Quirky Film

Adult Life Skills Review: Jodie Whittaker Shines in Quirky Film
Adult Life Skills is a quirky and touching story about dealing with grief in a novel way. It is the debut feature film from writer/director Rachel Tunnard, based on her award winning 2014 short, Emotional Fusebox. Adult Life Skills is richly imaginative with memorable characters. The rural English setting contributing greatly to their funny, sometimes heartbreaking interactions. I did tire quickly of the folksy, indie-rock soundtrack. It's like a guitar strumming, cafe hipster wailing incessantly for the entire runtime.

Jodie Whittaker stars as Anna. On the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, she lives in a shed in her mother's backyard. Anna spends her time making films with her fingers as characters. She has a part time job working at a nearby day camp for children. She's always late, racing through the English countryside on a bmx bike. Anna has not come to terms with the death of her twin brother
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Jodie Whittaker in New Us Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Adult Life Skills'

"You need to lighten up!" Screen Media Films has debuted an official Us trailer for an indie comedy titled Adult Life Skills, a coming-of-age about an almost-30 woman who needs to grow up and move out of her mum's shed in the backyard. This film originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2016, and also opened in the UK also in 2016. It's somehow just now getting a Us release this January, almost three years later. Jodie Whittaker stars as Anna, a woman comfortable living in her mom's garden shed making funny videos all day with her thumbs, but as she approaches 30, she starts feeling the pressure to move on and "grow up" without compromising her youthful spirit. How quaint. In addition to Whittaker, the film's cast includes Edward Hogg, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein, Eileen Davies, Alice Lowe, and Ozzy Myers. Not really sure this is going to be that
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‘Adult Life Skills’ Trailer: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Jodie Whittaker Attempts To Grow Up & Stop Making Thumb Videos

Film fans have no doubt seen the premise of an adult living in their parents’ basement, unable to cope with the outside world and mature into a responsible human before. But this time, the story stars Jodie Whittaker, who makes little movies with her thumbs, and doesn’t live in her mom’s basement, instead choosing a shed in the backyard, in the film “Adult Life Skills.”

In the trailer for the film, we meet Anna, an adult living in her mom’s shed that is desperately trying to avoid life after the death of her brother.

Continue reading ‘Adult Life Skills’ Trailer: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Jodie Whittaker Attempts To Grow Up & Stop Making Thumb Videos at The Playlist.
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Alexander Payne to be San Sebastian president by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-09-07 12:30:11

Official Competition Jury: Alexander Payne, Bet Rourich, Agnes Johansen, Francesca Cima, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Rossy de Palma Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Downsizing director Alexander Payne has been announced as the jury president for the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival.

The helmer of films including Sideways and Nebraska will be joined on the Official Competition jury by 42 Beats actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown star Rossy de Palma, alongside Adult Life Skills and Songbird cinemtographer Bet Rourich. Producers Francesca Cima (The Great Beauty) and Agnes Johansen (Jar City) will also take part, with a seventh juror still to be named.

In a refreshing change from many festivals, female talent also dominates the New Directors award jury, with Thelma producer Katrin Pors named president, alongside Refugiado director Diego Lerman, artist Imma Merino, scriptwriter Léa Mysius (Ismael's Ghosts) and Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley.
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Newly Launched BFI Filmography Reveals Stark Gender Disparity in UK Film

Jodie Whittaker, one of the BFI Filmography’s most prolific actresses, in “Adult Life Skills

Today the BFI introduced the BFI Filmography, a complete, living record of all the 10,000-and-counting UK films released since 1911. While the resource is, as the BFI describes, “a treasure trove of new information,” it is also a revealing account of the pronounced gender inequality present in UK movies, both on and offscreen.

Among other issues, the filmography is plagued with gender stereotypes. The BFI found that the four character types women are most likely to portray are prostitutes, housekeepers, nurses, and receptionists. Of course, that’s when women are onscreen at all. As the filmography shows, the past century hasn’t featured much change in opportunity for female actors: women comprised 31 percent of film casts in 1913 and, so far, represent 30 percent of the casts in 2017.

Overall, female actors tend to work less than their male counterparts. For example, the most prolific male actor working today is Michael Caine, who has made 70 films to date. The most prolific actress still working is Judi Dench, who has made 41 films.

As for women in behind-the-scenes roles, the BFI Filmography includes only 23 projects with a majority-female crew, which amounts to about one percent. Just seven percent of the films made since 2000 were made by a majority-female crew. As one would expect, the number of women working on film crews has increased over the past 100 years — but the rate of change is still frustratingly slow. Women accounted for three percent of film crews in 1913, and by the early 2000s that number had grown to 27 percent. Women comprise 34 percent of this year’s film crews.

Women helmed only 4.5 percent of the BFI filmography and, like their onscreen counterparts, female directors tend to work much less than men. With 13 movies, Muriel Box (“Rattle of a Simple Man,” “The Piper’s Tune”) is the filmography’s most prolific female director. Maurice Elvey (“The Suicide Club,” “Love in a Wood”) is the most prolific male director with 151 films. That’s right: Elvey made over 11 times as many films as Box.

Director of Photography is the crew role that features the largest gender gap. Women DoPs have shot just 1.3 percent of UK films. With eight films, Nina Kellgren (“Young Soul Rebels”) is the female DoP with the most work experience.

The gender disparity of the BFI Filmography is disheartening of course, but it could also be a springboard for reform in the UK film industry — and not just for women’s representation. The lack of racial diversity in UK movies is also startling: 59 percent of the last decade’s films featured no black actors. As the BFI stated: “Whilst the BFI Filmography launches with a detailed look at gender, it is the intention to continue to build on the data, to provide a greater understanding of representation on and off screen.” Here’s hoping that studios really consider the BFI Filmography and decide that the next 100 years of cinema will be a better, more inclusive place.

Some additional stats from the filmography are below, courtesy of the BFI. Go to the BFI Filmography website to look through the new resource and find out more.

Most prolific women actors of each decade 1960–2017

1960s

Marianne Stone — 62 films

1970s

Marianne Stone — 37 films

1980s

Liz Smith — 14 films

1990s

Sadie Frost — 10 films

2000s

Shirley Henderson — 18 films

2010s

Kate Dickie — 13 films

Jodie Whittaker — 12 films

Most prolific women actors (still working)

Judi Dench — 41 films

Maggie Smith — 40 films

Vanessa Redgrave — 40 films

Sylvia Syms — 38 films

Liz Fraser — 37 films

Joan Collins — 37 films

Honor Blackman — 36 films

Jane Carr — 34 films

Julie Walters — 34 films

Helen Mirren — 33 films

4 Characters women are Most likely to play (when name/gender is unspecified)

Prostitute — 94% cast as women

Housekeeper — 91% cast as women

Nurse — 88% cast as women

Receptionist — 80% cast as women

4 Characters women are Least likely to play (when name/gender is unspecified)

Police Inspector — 0% cast as women

Police Sergeant — 0% cast as women

Steward — 0% cast as women

Taxi Driver — 0% cast as women

Most prolific women directors

Muriel Box — 13 films

Christine Edzard — 7 films

Gurinder Chadha — 7 films

Sally Potter — 7 films

Wendy Toye — 6 films

Mira Nair — 6 films

Penny Woolcock — 5 films

Beeban Kidron — 5 films

Debbie Isitt — 5 films

Mary McGuckian — 5 films

Newly Launched BFI Filmography Reveals Stark Gender Disparity in UK Film was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Just 4 Women-Directed Films Included in BBC’s 100 Greatest Comedies List

Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless” is one of the four women-directed films on the list

BBC Culture recently asked 253 film critics (118 women and 135 men) to identify their top 10 favorite comedies. “We urged the experts to go with their heart and pick personal favorites,” the source emphasized. “Films that are part of their lives.” After crunching the numbers and identifying the most popular selections, BBC Culture published a list called The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time — and only four female-directed films made the cut.

Elaine May’s “A New Leaf” came in at number 90. The 1971 film follows a newly poor playboy (Walter Matthau) who decides to marry and murder a rich woman (May) to regain his wealth. At number 89 is Vera Chytilová’s 1966 film “Daisies,” about two teen pranksters (Jitka Cerhová and Ivana Karbanová).

Maren Ade’s award-winning “Toni Erdmann” placed at number 59. Last year’s hit traces the strained but loving relationship between an ambitious career woman (Sandra Hüller) and her practical joker father (Peter Simonischek). Finally, Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless” came in at number 34. The 1995 Beverly Hills-set film stars Alicia Silverstone as a rich queen bee trying to use her “popularity for a good cause.”

None of those films cracked the top 30 and only “Toni Erdmann” was released in the past 20 years. The severe lack of women is even more frustrating since many of the male directors — like Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, Rob Reiner, and Wes Anderson — hold multiple spots on the list.

While BBC Culture didn’t provide specific criteria for what constitutes a comedy — they left that up to the critics to determine — it would have been nice to see a classic like Penny Marshall’s “Big” be included. The 1988 body swap comedy not only stars Tom Hanks in an Oscar-nominated performance, it serves as inspiration for everything from “13 Going on 30” to episodes of shows like “The Mindy Project.”

It also would have been great to see comedies that present oft-ignored stories be recognized. Nancy Meyers’ “Something’s Gotta Give” is a sexually frank rom-com about people over 50. Rachel Tunnard’s “Adult Life Skills” is about a young woman who isn’t really interested in anything but making movies that star her thumbs. Gillian Robespierre’s “Obvious Child” presents abortion as just one small part of a struggling comedian’s life. And Gurinder Chadha’s “Bend It Like Beckham” sees its heroine stuck in a culture clash between her Sikh family and her love of sports.

The inclusion of only four women in The 100 Greatest Comedies points to the (historic and present) lack of opportunity for female directors. An Mdsc Initiative study from earlier this year evaluated the 1,114 directors on the last decade’s top-grossing films and found that only four percent were female (Four really seems to be the not-so-magic number). The report concluded that there had been “no meaningful change in the prevalence of female directors” on top films. The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time list makes that lack of progress very clear.

Just 4 Women-Directed Films Included in BBC’s 100 Greatest Comedies List was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Trust Me episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Aug 8, 2017

Jodie Whittaker is a luminous lead in middling new four-part BBC medical thriller, Trust Me

This review contains spoilers.

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In February this year, a Florida teenager was in court for setting up shop as a doctor and treating patients without a medical licence. In 2015 a UK woman forged qualifications to sign up with an agency that found her locum positions at Gp surgeries, prison hospitals and healthcare centres. In 2009, a German man was discovered to have faked documents that enabled him to pose as a surgeon and take part in almost two hundred operations. Next April, a Chicago man in his eighties is due for release from a Pennsylvania prison after serving a sentence for posing as a doctor for over twenty-five years.

Google any of the cases above and it’s not long before the
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