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‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

  • Variety
Netflix has ordered a second season of the sketch comedy series “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.”

The first season saw Robinson and a few of his famous friends navigate awkward workplace drama, host an intervention in a Garfield themed house, talk their way out of a babysitter’s fake hit and run, and much more. Season 2 of the series is slated to debut in 2020.

The series was created by Robinson and Zach Kanin and is produced by The Lonely Island and Irony Point.

“We are very excited to be working with The Lonely Island, Irony Point, and Netflix to make another season of ‘I Think You Should Leave,'” said Robinson and Kanin. “We are so thankful we get to do it again!”

Other Netflix original sketch shows include “W/ Bob & David,” which reunited “Mr. Show” stars Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. Variety exclusively reported in April
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How Netflix Created an Unintentional Repertory Company

  • Variety
Taking a cue from the theater and the old Hollywood studio system, Netflix has built up an impressive stock company of actors since getting into original programming. But interestingly, it is more coincidence than intentional creation of a repertory company.

The streaming giant does not have a dedicated casting department at the network level. Instead, Netflix originals work with a variety of casting directors, and the repetition in hiring talent is more hard work on the actors’ parts, as well as a byproduct of the seemingly never-ending river of content across a variety of genres that the service produces.

That’s not to say actors on other streaming services do not appear in more than one show. For example, “Pen15” co-creators and lead actresses Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle have popped up on “Casual” and “Ramy,” respectively. Meanwhile on Amazon, Bryan Cranston has starred in and executive produced “Sneaky Pete
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios categories for ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Rent,’ ‘Modern Family’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. For this season, the studio has newcomers “Pose” (Billy Porter) and “Single Parents” (Leighton Meester), returning shows “American Horror Story”, “Modern Family” (Sofia Vergara) and “This Is Us” (Mandy Moore), plus limited series “Fosse/Verdon” and variety special “Rent” (Jordan Fisher) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of this studio’s lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas and limited series. Some of these programs air on Fox and FX, while others are produced for such networks as ABC, CBS, NBC and more. More names might be added by the company on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEEEmmys 2019 exclusive: FX categories for ‘American Horror Story,
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David Cross can’t muster an original way to confront Trump in Oh, Come On

  • The AV Club
Over the opening credits of David Cross’ new stand-up special, Oh, Come On, the comic can be heard saying, “You gotta do it. It really makes them—it really bothers them.” That’s David Cross the stand-up encapsulated in a bit of pre-show banter. (As he says to his audience when he first takes the stage, “Just so you…
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Arrested Development: 10 Most Memorable Quotes From Tobias Funke

Tobias Funke (David Cross). The strange, awkward, balding man that is husband to Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) on Arrested Development. Tobias is a wannabe actor and most famously a never-nude with his signature jean cutoffs. Tobias has something of an on-again, off-again marriage with his wife and a sort of estrangement from his daughter. He's a member of the dysfunctional Bluth family and can often be forgotten or intentionally ignored by the Bluths. Despite all that, he's still a comedic character if only for his trying efforts and quirky personality. Without further ado, here are 10 of Tobias' best quotes!
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Hollywood Slow To React To Georgia “Heartbeat Bill” Signing, But Some Production Companies Vow To Boycott State

  • Deadline
Hollywood Slow To React To Georgia “Heartbeat Bill” Signing, But Some Production Companies Vow To Boycott State
Hollywood has been slow in reacting against Georgia’s Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, legislation known as the “heartbeat bill” that prohibits most abortions in the state once doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Signed into law this week, the bill – now one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws – was earlier heavily criticized by many In Hollywood, whose interest In the state stems from the extensive film and TV industry presence thanks to Georgia’s production tax credits. Avengers: Endgame and the long-running TV series The Walking Dead are among the productions that have shot in the state.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who beat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s gubernatorial race last fall, made the bill’s passage one of his campaign promises. Like in other states that have attempted similar legislation, court challenges are expected. Barring any blocks, the law would take effect in January 2020.

Previously,
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Georgia Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill Into Law Amid Hollywood Scrutiny

Georgia Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill Into Law Amid Hollywood Scrutiny
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law the Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, legislation known as the “heartbeat bill” that prohibits most abortions in the state once doctors can detect a fetus’ heartbeat.

The bill, now one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, has been criticized by abortion-rights groups as well as many in Hollywood (fetal heartbeats are detected as early as about six weeks of pregnancy). The film and TV industry utilize Georgia’s extensive production tax credits; Avengers: Endgame is among the recent pics to shoot in the state.

Kemp, who beat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s gubernatorial race last fall, made the bill’s passage one of his campaign promises. Like in other states that have attempted similar legislation, court challenges are expected.

Several Hollywood entities weighed in on the bill as it wound its way through the Georgia Legislature, including Alyssa Milano
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Wendell Pierce’s ‘Burning Cane’ Wins Top Prize at Tribeca Film Festival

Wendell Pierce’s ‘Burning Cane’ Wins Top Prize at Tribeca Film Festival
Phillip Youmans’ “Burning Cane” took home the Founders Award for best narrative feature at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, with star Wendell Pierce earning Best Actor.

Youmans, a 19-year-old freshman at NYU, is the first African-American director to win the Founders Award and the youngest director to have a feature in Tribeca — he was just 17 when he wrote, directed and shot the film, about the fractious relationship between a mother and son in rural Louisiana.

Korean director Bora Kim’s “House of Hummingbird” won for best international narrative feature, and Ji-hu Park won best international actress.

In addition, Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin won for their documentary feature “Scheme Birds.”

Here’s the complete list of winners.

Also Read: 'Xy Chelsea' Film Review: Doc Tackles Chelsea Manning's Very In-Progress Story

U.S. Narrative Competition Categories:

The jurors for the 2019 U.S. Narrative Competition were Lucy Alibar,
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Angela Bassett, Debra Messing, Chloë Sevigny Among Tribeca Film Festival Jurors

  • Variety
Angela Bassett, Debra Messing, Chloë Sevigny Among Tribeca Film Festival Jurors
Angela Bassett, Debra Messing, and Chloë Sevingy are among the 50 actors, filmmakers, and entertainment industry professionals who will judge the Tribeca Film Festival. Now in its 18th year, the annual film celebration will unfold in downtown Manhattan from April 24 through May 5.

Other judges include director Rebecca Miller, comedian Tig Notaro, actor Justin Long, and IndieWire editor-in-chief Dana Harris.

“At 18, we’re proud of our lineup of talented and diverse filmmakers and welcome our extraordinary jury,” Jane Rosenthal, co-Founder and CEO of the festival, said in a statement.

Angela Bassett will judge the International Narrative Competition contestants, while Chloë Sevigny and Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) will be on the committee to hand out the Nora Ephron award, created in honor of the late filmmaker, journalist, and writer.

David Cross (“Arrested Development”) will judge the new documentary director competition, and Justin Long (“Frank and Lola”) will assess the contestants for new narrative director competition.
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Tribeca Film Festival Sets Jurors In Film And Immersive Categories

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Tribeca Film Festival Sets Jurors In Film And Immersive Categories
The Tribeca Film Festival today announced the jury members who will select winners in the film and immersive sections of its upcoming 18th gathering. The jurors will award work in ten categories.

This year’s jury features award-winning filmmakers, actors, producers, and cultural leaders, including Angela Bassett, Rebecca Miller, Orlando von Einsiedel, Steve Zaillian, Drake Doremus, Famke Janssen, Jenny Lumet, Tig Notaro, Chloë Sevigny, and more. The festival will take place in New York City from April 24-May 5.

In all, over 52 industry leaders have been selected to honor feature length and short film categories, comprised of narratives and documentary films, as well as Storyscapes, the juried section of the Virtual Arcade, presented by At&T.

The jurors will also present the Tribeca X Award, celebrating branded storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment.

The festival additionally plans to announce the winner of the seventh annual Nora Ephron Award, created to
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‘Beastie Boys Story’ Is a Goofy, Jovial Retelling of the Group’s History

‘Beastie Boys Story’ Is a Goofy, Jovial Retelling of the Group’s History
Last October, Beastie Boys’ Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz released the Beastie Boys Book, a 592-page tome detailing the history of the New York hip-hop group and its cultural influence. It was also, in large part, a tribute to the group’s third member Adam “McA” Yauch, who died in 2012 and was the creative force behind many iconic touchstones in the Beastie Boys’ history. Running through the stories of fame, their artistic process, the teenage hooliganism, was the group’s long-lasting sense of camaraderie with each other
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King Crimson’s 50th Anniversary Press Day: 15 Things We Learned

King Crimson’s 50th Anniversary Press Day: 15 Things We Learned
Coming onstage at 10:30 a.m. London time on Saturday, Robert Fripp got right to the point. “I don’t know what your personal aims are for today, but I’ll declare mine,” the guitarist and longtime King Crimson bandleader said. “My primary interest is to introduce King Crimson to innocent ears, that is, to audiences who have never before seen King Crimson live.”

Chances are, very few of the people sitting before him fell into that category. The room — an intimate upstairs space in the October Gallery in Holborn — was filled with around 40 journalists,
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‘Home Turf,’ ‘Do Not Disturb,’ ‘Over and Out’ Highlight Canneseries Short Form Competition

  • Variety
‘Home Turf,’ ‘Do Not Disturb,’ ‘Over and Out’ Highlight Canneseries Short Form Competition
Canneseries will again this year shine a light on the up-and-coming short-form series format. Featuring promising and innovative formats which frequently end up on platforms popular among young audiences, the competition embraces new ways in which series can and are being consumed.

Emmy winning writer-producer Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl”) heads the Short-Form Competition jury which includes French actress-director Fanny Sidney (“Mesrine”) and Norwegian actress Josefine Frida Petersen (“Skam”). The Best Short Form Series award will be handed out during the festival’s closing ceremony which will be broadcasted live on Canal Plus.

Three of the competition’s entries come from Canada – one from last year’s winning production company St Laurent TV – two from Argentina and Australia, and one each from the U.S., France and the U.K.

The series will screen April 9 and 10.

Taking place behind closed doors, “Do Not Disturb” is a sometimes sexy, sometimes
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Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” Passes House, Heads To Governor’s Desk With Hollywood Watching

  • Deadline
The Georgia House of Representatives narrowly passed a piece of legislation Friday known as the “Heartbeat Bill” that, if signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp, would ban abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected, or about six weeks.

The 92-78 “yes” vote (91 votes were needed for passage) on Hb 481 comes as several members of the Hollywood film and TV industry — which generated $2.7 billion in direct spending in Georgia over the past year — have been calling for the bill to be voted down after it passed through the state Senate a week ago. Those calls came in part via an open letter penned earlier this week by Alyssa Milano to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Kemp as well as a warning from the WGA..

“This
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‘Coming To The Stage’ Comedy Series Renewed, Jamie Kennedy To Host

  • Deadline
The up-and-coming young comics vehicle Coming To The Stage has been picked up for seasons 8-10 on Pluto TV, Comedy Dynamics said today.

The next episodes of the series will start production this spring, and Jamie Kennedy will host all three seasons.

Coming To The Stage has been a launch pad for young stand-up comedians to showcase their talents in front of a live studio audience at the Cisco Stage in Burbank, CA. The series premiered on Hulu for seasons 1-5 and then went to Pluto TV for seasons 6-7. It will hit it’s landmark 60th episode with the finale of season 10 and surpass Comedy Central’s iconic stand-up comedy series, Premium Blend, in total seasons. George Wallace, Tom Green, and Andy Kindler have hosted previous seasons.

Coming To The Stage has helped the careers of Rell Battle, James Davis (Wild N Out,
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Dozens Of Hollywood Actors Pledge To Battle Georgia Filming If “Heartbeat Bill” Passes

Dozens Of Hollywood Actors Pledge To Battle Georgia Filming If “Heartbeat Bill” Passes
With “Hollywood” the industry so often stretching well beyond “Hollywood” the town – especially given that stretching increasingly reaches Georgia – about 50 actors including Amy Schumer, Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford has signed a letter written by Alyssa Milano in opposition of the state’s so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill.

The letter was sent Thursday morning to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Georgia governor Brian Kemp, but has been circulating on social media all day.

“This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional,” the letter states (read it in full below). “As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office.
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Every Lakeith Stanfield Role Is Worth Your Immediate Attention

  • Popsugar
Every Lakeith Stanfield Role Is Worth Your Immediate Attention
We're still losing sleep over Jordan Peele's 2017 hit film, Get Out, and that was in large part due to Lakeith Stanfield's terrifyingly unnerving performance as Andre Hayworth. Recently, we were minding our own business, impatiently waiting for Jordan Peele's next spine-tingling film, Us, to hit theaters, when we spotted Stanfield in the trailer for Netflix's Someone Great. Since then, we've been doing a deep dive into Stanfield's other compelling roles.

Stanfield has been making waves in the cinematic world ever since his breakout role in the 2013 film Short Term 12. It was actually filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton's thesis project at San Diego State University. When Cretton decided to go the distance and evolve his thesis project into a feature-length film, he reached out to Stanfield again to reprise his role. Stanfield was even nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

It turns out Stanfield is no stranger to the horror genre.
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Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Era of Ignition': Her Transformation From Child Actress to Activist

  • The Wrap
Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Era of Ignition': Her Transformation From Child Actress to Activist
Amber Tamblyn knew it would take something special to convince her to act again.

A working actress since the age of nine, Tamblyn has spent the last two decades growing up on screen — an upbringing that has made her privy to years of gender discrimination in Hollywood.

In her new book “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution,” Tamblyn describes being told to lose weight in order to be considered for major roles; being asked to contribute ideas to scripts without receiving credit; and watching her directorial debut “Paint It Black” get rejected from a prominent indie film distributor for no other reason, she believes, but that she is a woman. She also revisits her account of James Woods trying to lure her and a friend to Las Vegas when she was 16, which Woods denies.

Also Read: Amber Tamblyn Joins FX's 'Y: The
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Exclusive Photo: Amber Tamblyn for Her New Book ‘Era of Ignition’

Chicago – How does a person reflect on their moment in the world? Actress Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”) found herself in such a point in life. Her new book, “Era of Ignition,” reflects upon her journey and in a macro sense, America’s journey in transition. Joe Arce took an Exclusive Photo of her at an event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop.

While in her late twenties, Ms. Tamblyn was facing a downturn in her career, and finding her dream of being a film writer/director more and more elusive. This led to her personal “Era of Ignition,” where a call to action and a personal upheaval paralleled what she felt was the country’s “Era” as well. She also helped to found the “Time’s Up” Movement, the sexual harassment defense fund that percolated after #MeToo. In “Era of Ignition,” she addresses gender inequality through the prism of societal judgement,
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Arrested Development Recap: Was That the Series Finale? Plus: The Fallout From the Wall — Grade It!

Netflix on Friday released what was likely the series finale of Arrested Development, bringing the revived comedy to a fitting — and, let’s face it, long overdue — end.

As previously reported, the odds are not in Arrested‘s favor to return for a sixth season (particularly in the wake of that disastrous New York Times piece). “I’ve learned to say ‘never say never,'” co-star David Cross recently remarked, “but I can’t see it happening again, I think for a number of reasons.”

Beyond the real-life controversies, it’s hard to imagine how series creator Mitch Hurwitz would
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