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Netflix Sets Cast & Director For Original Series ‘Unorthodox’ From ‘Deutschland 83/86’ Creator, Shoot Underway In Berlin

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Production is underway in Berlin on Netflix Original mini-series Unorthodox, which will star Shira Haas (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and be directed by actor-filmmaker Maria Schrader (Deutschland 83).

The Yiddish and English-language four-part mini-series, executive produced by Deutschland 83/86 creator Anna Winger, will see Haas star as a young woman who leaves an arranged marriage in New York and sets out on her own to Berlin. The story is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect. Also starring are Jeff Wilbusch (Little Drummer Girl) and Amit Rahav (Dig).

Feldman’s novel has been adapted for screen by Winger and Alexa Karolinski (Oma & Bella). Eli Rosen of the New Yiddish Repertory Theater in New York is translating. The series is produced by Anna Winger’s Studio Airlift, Henning Kamm at Real Film Berlin. It marks the first project out of
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Netflix Originals Execs Talk Euro Strategy, Buzz Series & Int’l Growth At Hot-Ticket Event: “It’s Only The Beginning” — Efm

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Netflix’s remarkable international growth will continue apace, a packed industry event heard at the European Film Market in Berlin this morning. It was standing room only at the buzzy session titled ‘From Idea to Screen: Developing European Content for and with Netflix’, which gave industry an insight into the streaming giant’s European commissioning and acquisitions strategy for original drama and film.

Taking part were Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP International Originals Europe/Turkey/Africa; Rachel Eggebeen, Director Content International Originals Germany, Austria & Switzerland; Kai Finke, Director Acquisitions & Co-productions Germany, Austria & Switzerland; Damien Couvreur, Director International Originals France; and Diego Avalos, Director International Originals Spain. The session focused primarily on drama series.

The volume of new content being commissioned by the international team is dizzying. Today the service revealed Norwegian horror series Bloodride and two German dramas: Biohackers, a thriller from show runner-director Christian Ditter; and Unorthodox, from Deutschland 83 show runner Anna Winger.
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Berlin: Netflix Unveils Three Original Series From Germany, Norway

Streaming giant Netflix on Wednesday unveiled three new original series, two from Germany and one from Norway, at the Berlin Film Festival's Drama Series Days.

Biohackers, from showrunner-director Christian Ditter, is a thriller about a medical student who must decide where she stands when new technology ends up in the wrong hands.

Norwegian horror anthology series Bloodride comes from writer-director Kjetil Indregard (Maniac).

And Unorthodox, from Deutschland 83 showrunner Anna Winger, is abut a young woman leaving her ultra-orthodox life in New York behind to start over in Berlin.
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Netflix to Unveil New German, Norwegian Original Series at Berlin (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Netflix is set to unveil three new genre-spanning original series in Berlin on Wednesday.

The U.S. streaming giant’s latest slate includes showrunner-director Christian Ditter’s fast-paced German thriller “Biohackers” and Norwegian horror series “Bloodride,” from writer-director Kjetil Indregard (“Maniac”).

Netflix will also officially announce “Unorthodox” from “Deutschland 83” showrunner Anna Winger, which Variety reported Tuesday.

Produced by Uli Putz and Jakob Claussen of Munich-based Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, “Biohackers” follows medical student Mia, who discovers the use of highly advanced bio-hacking technology in her university town. When a groundbreaking discovery falls into the wrong hands, she has to decide which side she is on and how far she is willing to go to find out the truth.

“Bloodride,” produced by Oslo-based Monster Scripted, is described as a tongue-in-cheek horror anthology series, with six stories set in their own realistic yet strange universes. Atle Knudsen and Geir Henning Hopland will also direct along with Indregard.
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Netflix to Unveil New German, Norwegian Original Series at Berlin (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Berlin — Netflix is set to unveil three new genre-spanning original series in Berlin on Wednesday.

The U.S. streaming giant’s latest slate includes showrunner-director Christian Ditter’s fast-paced German thriller “Biohackers” and Norwegian horror series “Bloodride,” from writer-director Kjetil Indregard (“Maniac”).

Netflix will also officially announce “Unorthodox,” from “Deutschland 83” showrunner Anna Winger, which Variety reported about on Tuesday. [ Please link: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/netflix-deutschland-83-anna-winger-series-unorthodox-1203135684/ ]

Produced by Uli Putz and Jakob Claussen of Munich-based Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, “Biohackers” follows medical student Mia who discovers the use of highly advanced biohacking technology in her university town. When a groundbreaking discovery falls into the wrong hands, she has to decide which side she is on and how far she is willing to go to find out the truth.

“Bloodride,” produced by Oslo-based Monster Scripted, is described as a tongue-in-cheek horror anthology series, with six unique stories set in their own realistic, yet strange universes. Atle Knudsen and Geir Henning Hopland
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Christian Ditter to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Stillwater’ for New Line (Exclusive)

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Christian Ditter to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Stillwater’ for New Line (Exclusive)
German-born filmmaker Christian Ditter (“How To Be Single”) has been hired to direct sci-fi thriller “Stillwater” for New Line Cinema, TheWrap has exclusively learned. The logline is being kept under wraps.

Evan Spiliotopoulos (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Hercules”) will write the script for the movie, which was an internal idea developed in-house at New Line. Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo will produce. Flynn most recently completed “Rampage” starring Dwayne Johnson for the studio. “Rampage” is set for release on April 20, 2018.
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‘Girlboss’ Comedy Series Canceled By Netflix After One Season

Netflix has opted not to renew freshman comedy series Girlboss for a second season. The show, inspired by Sophia Amoruso's popular autobiography, starred Britt Robertson and Ellie Reed. Its 13-episode first season debuted on April 21. Written/executive produced by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon and directed by Christian Ditter, Girlboss hailed from Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah production company. It centered on Sophia (Robertson), a rebellious, broke anarchist who…
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Netflix’s Girlboss gets a new trailer and poster

With a little over two weeks to go until it hits the streaming service, Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming comedy series Girlboss along with a poster featuring Britt Robertson; check them out below…

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter also directs all 13-half hour episodes.

Girlboss premieres on Netflix on April 21st.
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Funny First Trailer For the Netflix Original Series Girlboss

Here's a trailer that I did not think I would be recommending to you. While Girlboss lacks the typical geeky, actiony, dude vibe we throw out here (minus the Disney stuff), it looks pretty damn good! Here's a description:

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter also directs all 13-half hour episodes. Girlboss stars Britt Robertson (Sophia), Ellie Reed (Annie), Alphonso McAuley (Dax
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Girlboss (Nsfw) Trailer: Welcome to Adulthood Mother F&$@*%$

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal.

The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

The trailer is as nasty as a girl can be, with swearing from Sophia and pretty much everyone around her.

It looks like it will be a lot of fun getting to know this young lady ah, nasty gal.

And lest you think your time to create a fortune on Ebay has passed, with so many people moving toward everyday processed goods for the ease of their markets on the Bay, there are fortunes to be had in all kinds of exciting places on Ebay.

Maybe you'll be the next Girlboss or Boyboss if you just give it a try!

Your
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‘Girlboss’ Trailer: A Nasty Gal Learns That Online Retail Can Be a Bitch in New Netflix Series

‘Girlboss’ Trailer: A Nasty Gal Learns That Online Retail Can Be a Bitch in New Netflix Series
The world of online retail can be a bitch, but it takes one to know one. In Netflix’s new series “Girlboss,” one young woman is going to find out what it takes to go into e-commerce for herself.

Inspired by the best-selling book “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso, the series tells her story of starting out by dipping her toes in the eBay pond by clothes-flipping her vintage finds at local thrift stores. The first scene in the trailer below riffs off of a real-life event in which Amoruso bought a vintage Chanel jacket for $8 and sold it for $1,000.

Read More: ‘Girlboss’: First Look at Netflix Comedy Sends Britt Robertson Walking

It’s not clear how much the series will follow Amoruso’s entrepreneurial trajectory, but there’s plenty to mine from her experiences. After some highs and lows, Amoruso launched her own fashion brand, Nasty Gal, which became a popular and fast-growing retailer.
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New stylish trailer for Netflix’s Girlboss debuts

Author: Scott Davis

Netflix has today debuted the first full look at their new show Girlboss by unveiling the full trailer, which you can view below!

The new show stars Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) is based on the best-selling book of the same name from author Sophia Amoruso. In the show, Robertson plays Amoruso, who at the age of 27 had built a multi-million dollar fashion empire, called Nasty Gal, after she had begun selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Written by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect), the show has Charlize Theron (The Fate of the Furious) and Christian Ditter (How to be Single) as executive producers, with Ditter directing all 13-episodes.

Girlboss Trailer

Synopsis:

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centres on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age
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Netflix announces premiere date for Girlboss starring Britt Robertson

Netflix has released an announcement date teaser for its upcoming comedy series Girlboss, which is set to hit the streaming service on April 21st.. Based on Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss, the series is directed by Christian Ditter and stars Britt Robertson as Sophia alongside Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley, Johnny Simmons and Dean Norris; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single
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‘Girlboss’ Producer Charlize Theron On Netflix Comedy: “The Days Of The Madonna/Whore Complex? Gone”

Netflix has set April 21 for the premiere of Girlboss, its new 13-episode comedy series inspired by Sophia Amoruso's popular autobiography, starring Britt Robertson and Ellie Reed. Written/executive produced by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon and to be directed by Christian Ditter, Girlboss hails from Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah production company. It centers on Sophia (Robertson), a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion…
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‘Girlboss’: First Look at Netflix Comedy Sends Britt Robertson Walking, Sets Release Date

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‘Girlboss’: First Look at Netflix Comedy Sends Britt Robertson Walking, Sets Release Date
Nasty Gal fans, get ready. “Girlboss,” Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, has a premiere date. The first season of the series will premiere on the streaming service April 21, 2017.

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The series, shot in San Francisco, begins in 2006 with 23-year-old Sophia trying to get her life together — and not always succeeding. However, her fashion know-how might be what saves her, and transforms her into the titular girlboss. Created by Kay Cannon, the writer behind a capella favorite “Pitch Perfect,” the cast includes Johnny Simmons, Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley and “Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris in a recurring role.

During a panel presented by Netflix in New York, Cannon described her original experience pitching the show to broadcast networks, which didn’t go well: “I went 0-4, probably for a lot of reasons, but at the time there really
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New Line Taps German Helmer Christian Ditter For Pic Pair

New Line Taps German Helmer Christian Ditter For Pic Pair
Exclusive: Germany-born director Christian Ditter has set his original treatment States Of Emergency at New Line with a first option to produce and direct. Ditter will oversee the writing of what is described as a futuristic suspense drama. The director is also circling One Plus One, New Line’s adaptation of the novel by Jojo Moyes (Me Before You). The family drama follows a single mother juggling two kids and a job and struggling to make ends meet. She and her family hit…
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Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant

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Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant
Netflix is appealing to post-Thanksgiving dieters by announcing the release date for its Drew Barrymore comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet.” The show stars Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and premieres on February 3, 2017.

Read More: Bad Comedies Come to Netflix: What We Can Learn From Kevin James’ Digital Future

Here’s the official synopsis:

In “Santa Clarita Diet,” Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.

Created and executive produced by Victor Fresco, “Santa Clarita Diet” also counts Barrymore, Olymphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell as executive producers. Nancy Juvonen is a producer on the series.

Read More: Watch: Drew Barrymore Snuggles With Puppies in
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Teensy Reviews: 6 Films We Didn't Review Properly

These reviews could fit in a tweet. Presented to assuage Nathaniel's guilt from not having properly reviewed them when they arrived, though he sometimes dropped hints of his feelings in other contexts.

In Theaters

Swiss Army Man (Daniels)

Story: A suicidal man (Paul Dano) finds companionship and a new zest for life when he meets a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe)

Review: Wobbly start, Self sabotaging end. But, Oh!, those imaginative mental heights in the middle. 

Grade: Middle Hour: A- / The Rest: C+

Genius (Michael Grandage)

Story: An account of the long working relationship between famed editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth) and one of his literary finds Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). Let us not mention the women (Nicole Kidman, The Lovely Laura Linney) lest we rage again at the terrible gender politics

Review: The work of an editor is shape & rhythm, so why is a film about a great one lumpy and lead-footed?
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Dean Norris Joins ‘Girlboss’ Netflix Comedy Series

Dean Norris Joins ‘Girlboss’ Netflix Comedy Series
Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris has booked a recurring role opposite Britt Robertson and Ellie Reed in Girlboss, Netflix's 13-episode comedy series inspired by Sophia Amoruso's popular autobiography. Written/executive produced by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon and to be directed by Christian Ditter, Girlboss hails from Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah production company. It centers on Sophia (Robertson), a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles…
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Girlboss: Ellie Reed Joins Netflix Comedy Series Cast

Deadline reports Ellie Reed will co-star opposite Britt Robertson in the Girlboss TV show at Netflix. A 13-episode comedy series, Girlboss is inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, #Girlboss, pictured above. Amoruso founded the fashion brand Nasty Gal.Deadline says, "Reed will play Annie, Sophia’s best friend, who is a bit of a wild woman and the life of any party." A writer and stage actress, Reed's TV series work includes appearances on Betrayal, Chicago Pd, Empire, and 2 Broke Girls. Created by executive producer and showrunner Kay Cannon, Girlboss is expected to premiere in 2017. Charlize Theron, Laverne McKinnon, Director Christian Ditter, and Amoruso also executive produce.Read More…
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