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John Wick director to oversee new action sequences for DC’s Birds of Prey

With Warner Bros. and DC FilmsBirds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) gearing up for some additional photography, THR has revealed that John Wick director Chad Stahelski has been enlisted to help punch up the film’s action sequences.

Stahelski, whose stunt company 87 Eleven was already working on the Margot Robbie-headlined girl gang movie, is set to oversee second unit photography, and will also work with director Cathy Yan (who is making her studio debut on the film) to design and create new action sequences for the Suicide Squad spinoff.

As well as directing the three John Wick movies, Stahelski has plenty of experience overseeing second unit on action-heavy projects, having worked on the likes of The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2, Escape Plan, Hitman: Agent 47 and Captain America: Civil War.

See Also: Leaked Birds of Prey promo image offers new look at
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Michelle Radow (‘Sharp Objects’ makeup designer) on capturing the ‘sweaty’ tension of Southern Gothic mystery [Exclusive Video Interview]

Makeup artist Michelle Radow felt that in the world of “Sharp Objects,” “everyone should be sweaty and always look uncomfortable” under the hot southern sun. The small Missouri town where most of the action is set “was a bit of a depressing place, a little bit behind the times. I wanted you to feel that in these characters.” Emmy voters could certainly feel it: they’ve nominated her for Best Makeup. Watch our exclusive video interview with Radow above.

See Patricia Clarkson interview: ‘Sharp Objects

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (“Big Little Lies“), this HBO limited series centers on Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a reporter who returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder. While there, she must confront the psychological demons from her past, many of which were inflicted by her domineering mother, Adora Crellin (Patricia Clarkson). Radow designed the individual looks for every character except for Camille (Adams
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New Academy President David Rubin On A Shorter Oscar Season, Praising Movie Theatres, And AMPAS Code Of Conduct – The Deadline Interview

  • Deadline
“Will I be seeing you in Telluride?” I asked new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president David Rubin as he celebrates his first full week on the job today, after presiding over the graduation of the third class of Academy Gold Star interns as his first official duty over the weekend. At Telluride, the Academy holds an annual reception for its members during the Labor Day weekend film festival in the Rocky Mountains.

“You will. I haven’t been to the festival before. I am, I believe, a 25- or 30-year veteran of the Sundance Film Festival. I go every year. It has become my happy place where I see five films a day. I don’t go to any parties. I don’t make dinner plans. I do a deep dive into independent cinema. It is a great adventure every year but I’m very much looking
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Elizabeth Perkins Joins Denis Leary in Fox Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’

  • Variety
Elizabeth Perkins Joins Denis Leary in Fox Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’
Elizabeth Perkins has joined the cast of the upcoming Fox holiday series “A Moody Christmas.”

Perkins will play Ann, the matriarch of the Moody family. She joins previously announced cast member Denis Leary, who will play Moody patriarch Sean Sr. The single-cam comedy follows Dan Moody as he returns home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family. When he arrives, he’s met with the inevitable madness of a family whose members are all hiding things from each other.

Perkins was previously nominated for three Emmy awards and two Golden Globes for her supporting role on the Showtime series “Weeds.” She also recently starred in the HBO limited series “Sharp Objects.” Perkins is also set to star in the upcoming Apple series “Truth Be Told.” Her previous TV credits also include shows like “This Is Us,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
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Elizabeth Perkins to Star on Fox’s Holiday Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’

  • The Wrap
Elizabeth Perkins to Star on Fox’s Holiday Event Series ‘A Moody Christmas’
Elizabeth Perkins has been cast opposite Denis Leary on “A Moody Christmas,” Fox’s upcoming holiday event series.

The six-episode comedy, adapted from the Australian series of the same name, centers on the Moodys, “including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications,” according to Fox’s description.

Ann is “the matriarch of the Moodys, a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional, family of five, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from each other.”

Also Read: Denis Leary to Star in Fox Holiday Event Series 'A Moody Christmas'

Co-produced by CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment, “A Moody Christmas” will air this December on Fox.

“I can think of no better foil for Denis Leary than Elizabeth,” Michael Thorn,
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Elizabeth Perkins To Star In Fox’s ‘A Moody Christmas’ Holiday Event Comedy Series

  • Deadline
Elizabeth Perkins To Star In Fox’s ‘A Moody Christmas’ Holiday Event Comedy Series
Exclusive: Elizabeth Perkins is set to star opposite Denis Leary in A Moody Christmas, Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode A Moody Christmas centers on the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife Ann (Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.

Perkins’ Ann is the matriarch of the Moodys, a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional, family of five, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from one another.

“I can think of no better foil for Denis Leary than Elizabeth,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Entertainment. “She’s got
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HBO TV Show Ratings (updated 8/13/19)

While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted HBO shows listed: Animals, Ballers, Big Little Lies, Boardwalk Empire, The Brink, Camping, The Comeback, Crashing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Deuce, Divorce, Eastbound & Down, Euphoria, Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Here and Now, High Maintenance, Insecure, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, Mosaic, The Newsroom, The Night Of, Room 104, Sally4Ever, Sharp Objects, Silicon Valley, Succession, Togetherness, Tracey Ullman's Show, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Vinyl, Vice Principals, Westworld, and The Young Pope.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for Succession.

There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a
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From ‘Schindler’s List’ to ‘A Hidden Life,’ the Unsung Hero of Awards-Season Trailers Is Mark Woollen

If you have an easy movie, the ones where the trailers practically edit themselves, that probably isn’t a Mark Woollen trailer. Woollen is the guy they call when the movies are more idiosyncratic, or their creators are, or both; the ones where the three-act structure may not be visible to the naked eye, or it’s hard to explain exactly what they’re about, but damn if they don’t make you feel something. But how can you see feelings, and in two minutes or less? What kind of marketing is that?

“I don’t know what marketing is,” said Woollen from the Santa Monica offices of Mark Woollen & Associates, where he employs a staff of 30. “I’m trying to represent the film. Filmmakers come to us in a vulnerable place. Sometimes we’re the first eyes seeing the first rough cut of film they’ve been working on for years.
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From ‘Schindler’s List’ to ‘A Hidden Life,’ the Unsung Hero of Awards-Season Trailers Is Mark Woollen

If you have an easy movie, the ones where the trailers practically edit themselves, that probably isn’t a Mark Woollen trailer. Woollen is the guy they call when the movies are more idiosyncratic, or their creators are, or both; the ones where the three-act structure may not be visible to the naked eye, or it’s hard to explain exactly what they’re about, but damn if they don’t make you feel something. But how can you see feelings, and in two minutes or less? What kind of marketing is that?

“I don’t know what marketing is,” said Woollen from the Santa Monica offices of Mark Woollen & Associates, where he employs a staff of 30. “I’m trying to represent the film. Filmmakers come to us in a vulnerable place. Sometimes we’re the first eyes seeing the first rough cut of film they’ve been working on for years.
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‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘When They See Us’ Aided by Filming in Real-Life Locations

  • Variety
Almost all of this year’s Emmy limited series nominees are based on true stories and set in real-life locations — the exception is HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” which is based on a novel. In striving for the most accurate, truthful experiences on screen, several projects shot in the exact sites where their dramatic events took place. That in turn helped inform the creativity both in front of and behind the camera.

With six weeks to go before shooting, “Escape at Dannemora” director Ben Stiller found himself in dire straits: It looked like the Clinton Correctional Facility where the daring titular escape took place was going to be off limits for Stiller and his crew. The director was at a loss as to how they were going to re-create the vast prison in Dannemora, N.Y., without massive visual effects that were out of budget for the Showtime show. But luckily,
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Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson Shine in Trailer for Greta Gerwig's Little Women

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Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson Shine in Trailer for Greta Gerwig's Little Women
Great Gerwig’s starry take on Little Women is months away from coming out — but the just-released trailer hints that fans of the beloved novel are in for something special.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age classic, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep and Laura Dern, plus two rising stars, Eliza Scanlen (HBO’s Sharp Objects) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar).

Ronan, 25, plays the second-eldest of the March sisters, Jo, who in the trailer revisits experiences with her family for a book she hopes to get published. Watson, 29, is the eldest of the March sisters and aspiring actress Meg,
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The Writer Experience Podcast #62 – TV Writing with Carly Wray

Listen to the latest episode of The Writer Experience Podcast…

In this episode of The Writer Experience, Court and Harry are joined by Carl Wray, a writer on HBO’s upcoming Watchmen TV series, whose previous credits include Westworld, Mad Men and The Leftovers. Listen to the episode here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Watchmen here

You can subscribe to The Writer Experience on SoundCloud or your podcast app of choice to listen to this episode, along with an extensive back catalogue of interviews.

Watchmen is set to premiere in October and stars Regina King (The Leftovers), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Louis Gossett Jr. (Iron Eagle), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Truth or Dare), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Sara Vickers (Endeavour), Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects), James Wolk (Tell Me a Story
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Behind the Embattled Mother-Daughter Dynamic That Pushed Emmy Nominees Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson to New Depths

The story of the HBO limited series Sharp Objects ostensibly follows troubled journalist Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) as she investigates a string of murders in her small hometown. But underneath, it's really a story about the complicated family dynamics between Camille; her mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson); and Camille's half-sister and Adora's youngest daughter, the teenage Amma (Eliza Scanlen).

As the Emmy-nominated series progresses — Sharp Objects is up for outstanding limited series, while Adams and Clarkson are nominated in the lead and supporting actress categories, respectively — more about their troubled family past emerges, revealing some emotional ...
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‘When They See Us’ expected to deliver Netflix its first series prize at the Emmys

In 2013, Netflix became the first streaming service to receive a series nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards when “House of Cards” made the Best Drama Series lineup. But it has since been beaten to the podium by not one but two streaming rivals, as Hulu broke through in 2017 with a Best Drama Series statuette for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Amazon Prime followed in 2018 with a Best Comedy Series victory for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Netflix is still chasing that elusive series Emmy, but it could finally come this year.

It wouldn’t likely be in the top two series races of comedy and drama, where Netflix has three nominations combined, but rather for Best Limited Series, which the streamer’s four-part “When They See Us” is favored to win in our early odds. A dramatization of the Central Park Five case, “When They See Us” was late entry to
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Here’s why we could be underestimating Amy Adams at the Emmys

Here’s why we could be underestimating Amy Adams at the Emmys
Amy Adams has gone 0 for 6 at the Academy Awards, but she could rake in some hardware at another industry awards show: the Emmys. She received two nominations for “Sharp Objects,” Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress and Best Limited Series as an executive producer. In the former category, she ranks third in our combined Emmy odds, trailing Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”) and Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”), but ahead of Niecy Nash (“When They See Us”), Joey King (“The Act”) and Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”). However, could we be underestimating Adams?

On the show, which ran from July to August last year, she played Camille Preaker, a troubled journalist who returns to her hometown of Wind Gap to investigate and report on two mysterious murders. After suffering a traumatic childhood at the hands of her cruel mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson), her feeling of worthlessness swiftly developed into self-hatred, sending
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All she does is win: Patricia Clarkson has never lost an Emmy and looks strong to keep it that way with ‘Sharp Objects’

All she does is win: Patricia Clarkson has never lost an Emmy and looks strong to keep it that way with ‘Sharp Objects’
Beyonce is in the Emmy race for “Homecoming,” but it’s Patricia Clarkson who could end up being ***Flawless. The “Sharp Objects” star is the early favorite in our odds to claim the Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress prize, which would give her a pristine 3-for-3 Emmy record.

Clarkson has never lost an Emmy race, nabbing two Best Drama Guest Actress statuettes in 2002 and ’06 for “Six Feet Under.” The dual victories made her one of five women to have won that category a record two times, alongside Shirley Knight, Margo Martindale, Amanda Plummer and Alfre Woodward. Clarkson and Martindale, who went back to back in 2015-16 for “The Americans,” are the only ones to win multiple times for playing the same character on the same show.

After winning the catch-all supporting Golden Globe and the Critics’ Choice Award in January, Clarkson was the top choice in our nomination
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Emmys 2019: Hollywood’s Heavy-Hitters Duke it Out in Limited Series Acting

As final voting grows near for the 2019 Emmy Awards, it’s the perfect time to examine some races that seem far from clear cut. Netflix’s “When They See Us” makes a strong showing across most of the categories honoring acting in a limited series or movie, while other series’ hopes ride on one or two bedrock performances, including Amazon’s “A Very English Scandal,” which missed out on an overall limited series nomination, but offers two strong contenders in Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.

This week IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers fills in for an absent Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson and joins TV Awards Editor Libby Hill for our “Screen Talk: Emmy Edition” podcast in dissecting the minutiae of the limited series acting categories, where lesser known actors are going head to head with Hollywood heavy hitters. Their analysis also includes a lengthy argument over whether or not Emmy voters care what Oscar voters think,
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Vicious villains at the Emmys: Jodie Comer, Hugh Grant, Emilia Clarke and more could join list of nefarious champs

Vicious villains at the Emmys: Jodie Comer, Hugh Grant, Emilia Clarke and more could join list of nefarious champs
Playing sympathetic characters was once a strong factor in winning Emmys. That seemed to be the case when actors like Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Steve Carell (“The Office”) and Hugh Laurie (“House”) kept losing for their acclaimed performances as prickly people. But in this era of antiheroes we’ve also seen lots of villains prevail, and this year could be no exception. How many vicious villains do you think will prevail?

So why do some unsympathetic roles prevail when others don’t? I have a theory I call the Macbeth Principle: voters might be turned off by garden variety jerks, but applaud performers who take on grand, Shakespearean levels of evildoing. That’s how actors like James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), John Lithgow (“Dexter”) and Margo Martindale (“Justified”) could literally make a killing while Carell’s inept middle manager never prevailed.
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Oscars Academy Names Big Little Lies Casting Director David Rubin as New President

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a new president.

David Rubin, who hails from the casting director’s branch of the Academy, has been elected as its president following cinematographer John Bailey’s two-year term. The cinematographer was forced to step down this month due to term limits, which prevent Board members from serving more than three consecutive three-year terms.

Rubin was elected by members of the Board, including Laura Dern and Whoopie Goldberg from the actors branch, and Steven Spielberg and Susanne Bier from the directors branch.

The casting director’s recent credits include HBO’s
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Motion Picture Academy Elects David Rubin Its New President

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Motion Picture Academy Elects David Rubin Its New President
David Rubin, a veteran casting director and Academy board governor, has been elected the next president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after a vote Tuesday evening. He will take over for current president John Bailey, who is terming out after two years in the top position.

AMPAS presidents can be elected to four one-year terms, but as is the case with Bailey, if they have been on the board for a total of nine years, they are termed out and have to take a year off before running again.

The Academy’s board of governors also elected its officers for 2019-2020 tonight: Lois Burwell, First Vice President; Sid Ganis, Vice President; Larry Karaszewski, Vice President; Nancy Utley, Vice President; Mark Johnson, Treasurer; and Bonnie Arnold,
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