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The InBetween Gets May Premiere Date at NBC

NBC is firming up its summer schedule and has announced a premiere date for InBetween.

The series stars Harriet Dyer (No Activity) as Cassie Bedford, a woman who was born with a rare ability.

She has visions … whether she likes it or not. Sometimes Cassie sees events that have previously occurred or will happen in the future.

In addition, sometimes she encounters unsettled spirits who need her help. When her father, Det. Tom Hackett, and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need assistance solving a dark and puzzling murder, Cassie reluctantly agrees to use her abilities and helps solve some of the city’s most challenging cases.

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Anne-Marie Johnson (Jag), Cindy Luna (The Last Ship), Chad James Buchanan (Star), Justin Cornwell (Training Day), and Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) are also attached to star.

Moira Kirland, David Heyman, Nancy Cotton, Matthew Gross
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NBC Summer Premiere Dates: New Drama ‘The InBetween’, ‘Dateline NBC’, ‘The Wall’ & ‘Hollywood Game Night’

  • Deadline
NBC has booked premiere dates for a quartet of its summer series. The character-driven new procedural drama The InBetween, which origianlly was slated for midseason, now will launch at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Also set are the returns of long-running newsmag Dateline NBC (June 10) and game shows The Wall (June 20) and Hollywood Game Night (July 11).

Written by Moira Kirland, The InBetween centers on Cassie Bedford (Harriet Dyer), who was born with a rare ability. She has visions … whether she likes it or not. Sometimes Cassie sees events that have previously occurred or will happen in the future. In addition, sometimes she encounters unsettled spirits who need her help. When her father, Det. Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell), need assistance solving a dark and puzzling murder, Cassie reluctantly agrees to use her abilities and helps solve some of the city’s most challenging cases.
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Swedish Film Institute awards Wild Card development funding for feature films

Each recipient gets a development budget of Sek 400,000.

Three 2018 film school graduates have received the Swedish Film Institute’s new Wild Card development funding for feature films.

Each receives a development budget of Sek 400,000.

The funding goes to:

Jerry Carlsson, for Fires (Bränder)

This surrealistic drama will have themes of normality, silence and identity. Carlsson, a graduate of the Swedish Alma screenwriting programme, previously directed the award-winning short Shadow Animals. Fanny Ovesen, for Laura

Laura will be a road movie about a complex female friendship tested on a couch-surfing road trip. Ovesen graduated from the Norwegian Film School with her graduation film She-Pack.
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'Homeland' director Charlotte Sieling unveils details of hot new Danish project (exclusive)

Margrete’ will tell story of influential queen at start of 15th century.

Renowned Danish film and TV director Charlotte Sieling, whose credits include 2017 feature The Man, as well as TV series Borgen, The Bridge, Homeland and The Americans is planning her largest-budget film to date, the $8m period drama Margrete.

Margrete is based on “the true story of the strongest, most fascinating but also most under-exposed ruler that Scandinavia has ever seen,” Sieling revealed.

At a time when most women were second-class citizens, in 1397 Margrete The First was the first person to merge Denmark, Norway and Sweden into one sovereign
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Good Behavior Canceled After Two Seasons at TNT!

It's the end of the line for Letty and Javier.

TNT has canceled Good Behavior after two seasons, according to executive producer Chad Hodge.

"With a heavy heart I have to let you know that Good Behavior will not return for a third season on TNT," he said at the top of a lengthy statement on Instagram, adding:

"I’ve always said I could write about Letty and Javier for 500 episodes. Their relationship and place in the world live on the edge of something unique and beautiful and I’m more proud of creating their story than anything in my TV career thus far."

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"The experience of making Good Behavior was also the best of my career. Collaborating with Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the entire cast… with pilot director Charlotte Sieling, producing director Mikkel Nørgaard, and all the episodic directors… with Blake Crouch and the writers…
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‘Good Behavior’ Canceled by TNT After 2 Seasons

  • The Wrap
‘Good Behavior’ Canceled by TNT After 2 Seasons
The Michelle Dockery-led “Good Behavior” has been canceled by TNT after a two-season run, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap Tuesday.

The drama — based on a novella series written by Blake Crouch — starred Dockery as con artist Letty Raines, who becomes involved with hitman Javier Pereira (Juan Diego Botto).

Good Behavior” premiered Nov. 15, 2016 on TNT. The “Good Behavior”s second — and now final — season wrapped in December 2017.

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Executive producer Chad Hodge announced the cancellation news via Instagram Tuesday, writing alongside a photo of Dockery and Botto: “With a heavy heart I have to let you know that Good Behavior will not return for a third season on TNT. I’ve always said I could write about Letty and Javier for 500 episodes. Their relationship and place in the world live on the edge of something unique
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Vancouver Film - "Child's Play", "Siren", "The Terror"

  • SneakPeek
From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for November 2018, including "Child's Play", "Siren", "The Terror" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Antlers

Local Production Company: Antlers Productions Inc.

Director: Scott Cooper

Producer: Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, J. Miles Dale

Oct 01/18 - Nov 20/18

"Child's Play" (aka "The Kaslan Project") 

Local Production Company: Kaslan Productions Canada Ltd.

Director: Lars Klevberg

Sep 17/18 - Nov 08/18

TV Pilot

Surveillance

Local Production Company: Surveillance Productions Inc.

Director: Patricia Riggen

Producer: Kathy Gilroy

Nov 27/18 - Dec 14/18

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: Nina Corrado, Chris Koch

Producer: Michael Lohmann

Jul 24/18 - Dec 12/18

Arrow - Season 7

Local Production Company: Beckmark Production Services Inc.

Director: James Bamford, Andi Armaganian

Producer: Todd Pittson

Jul 06/18 - Apr 18/19

Charmed - Season 1

Local Production Company: First Cut Productions Inc.

Director: Brad Siberling, Vanessa Parise

Aug 13/18 - Dec 21/18

Chilling Adventures
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Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

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Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)
Updated May 29 with “Roseanne” revival canceled at ABC after one season, following Roseanne Barr’s racially charged remarks about Valerie Jarrett on Twitter.

It’s that time of year again! As the broadcast networks prepare for their annual upfront presentations to advertisers, they’ve begun to winnow down which current shows will return next season and which will come to an end.

Below is every scripted (and a few unscripted) show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We’ve also included descriptions of the new shows that have been picked up so far.

Check back throughout the coming weeks for updates.

Also Read: Here Are the 5 Broadcast TV Shows We're Still Awaiting Decisions On

NBC

Renewed Series: “A.P. Bio,” “Superstore,” “The Good Place,” “Good Girls,” “Will & Grace,” “This Is Us,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.
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Yes We Can: Female Broadcast Drama Directors Excel With Better Pilot-To-Series Batting Average Than Male Helmers

  • Deadline
The tide is finally turning for female helmers vying to break into the male-dominated field of broadcast drama directing.

This pilot season marked a breakthrough with 14 of the 42 broadcast drama pilots going to female directors, reversing an alarming trend –four pilots directed by women in 2015, two in 2016 and just one last year.

Eight of the 14 drama pilots, or 57%, went to series. That includes ABC’s The Fix (Larysa Kondracki and The Rookie (Liz Friedlander), CBSRed Line (Victoria Mahoney), Fox’s Proven Innocent (Patricia Riggen), NBC’s New Amsterdam (Kate Dennis), The InBetween (Charlotte Sieling) and The Village (Minkie Spiro), and the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico (Julie Plec). Of the eight helmers, three were first pilot directors, and only one, Friedlander, had previously helmed a broadcast pilot.

Meanwhile, 46% of the drama pilots directed by men this year (13 out of 28) were picked up to series..

Drama pilots traditionally have been one of the toughest directing gigs to land, with the networks and studios imposing very high standards for level of accomplishments required for it. Drama pilots are a risky bet, costing $7 million-$8 million and sometimes as much as $15 million, and networks have been very conservative, handing jobs to either a big feature helmer or a veteran TV pilot director with a proven track record.

The problem with the dearth of broadcast drama pilots directed by women was trifold — there weren’t enough well-established female directors — in features or drama series — who would be getting straight pilot offers; there weren’t that many female episodic drama directors who have enough experience to land open pilot-directing assignments; and there wasn’t strong enough will on the part of the networks to give such helmers assignments.

All of that started to change over the past 1-2 years with Initiatives like NBC’s Female Forward, designed to give female directors the opportunity to get training and helm episodes of NBC series, and Ryan Murphy’s Half, aiming to hire 50% female directors to work on all his television shows, as well as series like Ava DuVernay’s Own drama series Queen Sugar, which employs all female directors, almost all of whom are women of color.

Exemplifying the progress is NBC, which was in the back of the pack last year when none of its 13 drama and comedy pilots was directed by a woman. This year, out of NBC’s 15 pilots, almost half, seven — three dramas and four comedies — were directed by women. What’s more, all three NBC drama pilots directed by women went to series, a 100% success ratio.

There have been a string of milestones for female directors over the past year, including Patty Jenkins setting a new boxoffice record with Wonder Woman and Victoria Mahoney, who just got her Red Line pilot picked up to series by CBS, recently becoming the first African American woman to direct a Star Wars movie when she was tapped as Jj Abrams’ second unit director on Star Wars: Episode IX.

The strong showing for female drama directors this broadcast season is just the next step toward an even playing field.
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Heyday Television Drama ‘The InBetween’ Lands Series Order at NBC

  • Variety
NBC has ordered the drama series “The InBetween” for the 2018-2019 season.

The series centers on Cassie Bishop, who was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases.

The cast includes Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan, and Paul Blackthorne.

Moira Kirland will write and executive produce. Charlotte Sieling will direct and executive produce the pilot. David Heyman and Nancy Cotton also executive produce. “The InBetween” is produced by Universal Television,
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‘The InBetween’ Crime Drama Picked Up To Series By NBC, Will Recast A Role

  • Deadline
NBC has picked up another drama pilot to series, character-driven procedural The InBetween (fka In Between Lives).

Heading into series, the project is reconnecting and recasting one of the male leads opposite star Harriet Dyer, played in the pilot by Yusef Gatewood. Additionally, we can officially reveal that Arrow’s Paul Blackthorne co-stars in the show. His casting in the pilot was kept under wraps in order not to spoil his character’s exit from Arrow.

The InBetween comes from writer Moira Kirland, Heyday Television — the joint venture of Harry Potter and Paddington producer David Heyman and NBCUniversal International Studios — and Universal Television. It joins four other newly picked NBC drama series, The Village, New Amsterdam and The Enemy Within — all from Universal TV — and Manifest from Warner Bros. TV.

Like The Village, The Between has been an early favorite at NBC — in fact, The Village and
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Pilot Season: Female Creators, Directors Break Through

  • Variety
The 2018 pilot season is shaping up to be a landmark year for women behind the camera.

Female creators and directors saw gains virtually across the board, as networks ramp up efforts to include more women in the pilot process. As Variety previously reported, the Time’s Up and Me Too movements have played important roles this season, with the networks all looking for ways to increase female representation.

According to multiple TV literary agents who spoke with Variety, there was a clear shift within the networks this year to increase the number of women behind the camera, particularly in the director’s chair. One source also noted that the studios exerted “immense pressure” to increase the number of female directors this season.

ABC has 13 female creators on 9 of their 23 pilots this year, up from 9 creators in 2017. Of those, five are comedies, including originals from Liz Meriwether and J.J. Philbin, Diablo Cody,
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Women Directing 32 Percent of 2018–19 Pilots

Regina King, seen here in “The Leftovers,” is directing ABC drama pilot “The Finest”

It’s official: the 2018–19 pilot season has been much more welcoming to women than 2017–18. According to Vulture, women are directing 24 of the 75 broadcast TV pilots this year, which amounts to 32 percent. This marks a huge step up from last year, when just six of 70 pilots were were female-helmed.

Also, a greater variety of women are directing. Nineteen women are directing pilots, as compared to last year’s four. To add to the good news, after two years of including zero women of color as directors, the 2017–18 broadcast pilots boast three black women and three Latina women among its helmers.

Regina King, Kat Coiro, Lake Bell, Julie Plec, Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Patricia Riggen, Rosemary Rodriguez, and Zetna Fuentes are among this year’s female pilot directors.

As the source notes, nine women are making their pilot directorial debuts: King,
See full article at Women and Hollywood »

‘In Between Lives’ Casts Anne-Marie Johnson; Raffi Barsoumian Cracks ‘The Code’

Anne-Marie Johnson has been cast as a series regular opposite Harriet Dyer and Yusef Gatewood in In Between Lives, NBC's drama pilot from writer Moira Kirland, Heyday Television, NBCUniversal International Studiosand Universal TV. Written by Kirland and directed by Charlotte Sieling, In Between Lives centers on Cassie (Dyer), a mysterious young woman who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran Lapd detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider (Gatewood)…
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‘In Between Lives’: Yusuf Gatewood To Star In NBC Clairvoyance Crime Drama Pilot

The Originals co-star Yusuf Gatewood has landed one of the male leads opposite Harriet Dyer in In Between Lives, NBC's drama pilot from writer Moira Kirland, Heyday Television — the joint venture of producer David Heyman and NBCUniversal International Studios — and Universal TV. Written by Kirland ands directed by Charlotte Sieling, In Between Lives centers on Cassie (Dyer), a mysterious young woman who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran Lapd
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Scandinavian 2017: Nordic Film Festival Brings TV Noir Director To Australia

The Scandinavian Film Festival is on its way and will feature twenty films hailing from different parts of the Nordic. Some of the films on offer dabble in Noir, and with the recent boom of the 'Nordic Noir' craze hitting Australia, it is fitting that the festival has chosen such a fascinating and high-profile guest. More after the bump. Presented by Palace Cinemas, the fourth Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival which kicks off nationally on 11 July will welcome renowned prolific Danish director/writer Charlotte Sieling (The Killing, Borgen, The Bridge, Homeland) to Sydney and Melbourne with her film The Man, a satire exploring an intergenerational rivalry in the trendy Copenhagen arts scene. Celebrity artist Simon Brahe (Søren Malling) is “The Man” of the Copenhagen arts scene....

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Filmart: Sf Studio sells Nordic trio to Asia

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Filmart: Sf Studio sells Nordic trio to Asia
Exclusive: Danish drama The Man has sold to China as one of several deals closed by the sales outfit.

Swedish sales company Sf Studio has sold Danish drama The Man [pictured], directed by Charlotte Sieling, to China (Lemontree Media), Mikkel Munch-Fals’ comedy-drama Swinger to South Korea (MediaSoft), and Hallward Braein’s comedy action film Borning to South Korea (Micon).

Starring Soren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Dahl Torp and Soren Pilmark, The Man had its world premiere at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Iffr Live section. The story is about a wealthy, well-known artist whose son suddenly shows up out of nowhere, disrupting his comfortable lifestyle and turning out to be the world-famous graffiti artist ‘The Ghost’.

Swinger is about 40-year-old Adam who feels his life is over until he falls in love with a young girl in the only place where no one should fall in love - a swingers’ club. The film stars
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Iffr Live showcased six films including 'Prevenge' and 'The Giant'

Iffr Live showcased six films including 'Prevenge' and 'The Giant'
Event also featured Mister Universo, The Man, Home and A Wedding.

Iffr Live returned for a third year, with a larger offering of real-time, immersive film premieres made available in more theatres and international cities.

The event took place over the weekend, from Friday January 27 – Sunday January 29, and consisted of six features (compared to last year’s five):

Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s Mister Universo (Austria, Italy); Alice Lowe’s Prevenge (UK); Charlotte Seiling’s The Man (Denmark); Fien Troch’s Home (Belgium); Stephan Streker’s A Wedding (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Pakistan) and Johannes Nyholm’s The Giant (Sweden, Denmark).

Audiences in over 45 European cities could watch the films and Q&As as a live ticketed event or via Iffr’s new VOD set-up Unleashed available for the duration of the festival.

Also new was Iffr Live’s expansion into more international regions including Singapore, Israel and Canada, as well as
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Goteborg Film Festival unveils 450 film line-up

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Goteborg Film Festival unveils 450 film line-up
World premieres include Fanny Ardant’s Stalin’s Couch [pictured], Elisabeth E. Schuch’s The Book Of Birdie, Erlingur Ottar Thoroddsen’s Rift, and Manuel Concha’s Blind Alley.

Goteborg Film Festival has announced its programme of nearly 450 films from 84 countries to screen during the festival’s 40th anniversary edition (Jan 27-Feb 6).

As reported earlier, the festival will kick off with Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland.

The eight films (all world premieres) competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film – with a prize of $110,500 (Sek 1m) — are as follows:

Tom Of Finland by Dome Karukoski (Finland/Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Us)Beyond Dreams by Rojda Sekersöz (Sweden)The Ex-wife by Katja Wik (Sweden)Heartstone by Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson (Iceland/Denmark)Sámi Blood by Amanda Kernell (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)Little Wing bySelma Vilhunen (Finland)The Man by Charlotte Sieling (Denmark)Handle With Care by Arild Andresen (Norway)

The Nordic documentary competition includes:

Citizen Schein by Maud Nycander, [link
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How Do You Create a TV Industry That Supports Women Directors? You Try

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How Do You Create a TV Industry That Supports Women Directors? You Try
For years, women fought to work behind the camera, especially in the television world, while the Hollywood system balked. But this fall, there’s real evidence that change is coming, thanks to the industry embracing a simple two-step process:

1) You acknowledge the problem.

2) You do something about it.

By “doing something about it,” that very specifically means giving women a real chance to prove themselves behind the camera. Because every time they get it, it leads to additional opportunities.

This year, FX dug into this issue unlike perhaps any other network on television, courtesy of what network president John Landgraf called “a good, swift, well-deserved kick in the butt” from Variety’s Maureen Ryan. The TV critic last year broke down the demographics for directors working in TV and found that 88 percent of FX Networks episodes last season were directed by white men.

Read More: Female Filmmakers Want to Direct
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