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London-based festival to open with Oh Lucy! with Josh Hartnett.
The 25th Raindance Film Festival (Sept 21 -Oct 2) has revealed the majority of its line-up and jury members.
The international premiere of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (USA), starring Josh Hartnett, is the opening night film of the London-based event. The closing night film will be announced later this month.
The competition jury includes ex-bifa director Johanna Von Fischer, Spanish producer Rosa Bosch and actors Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones), Christopher Eccleston (Dr Who), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Celia Imrie (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Training Day), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda), Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul), Neil Marshall (Game Of Thrones) and Rachel Portman (Chocolat).
They will preside over awards for a competition line-up that features the European premiere of Koichiro Miki’s Noise and the world premiere of Evald Johnson’s High & Outside: A Baseball »
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Vulture WatchWill Officer Kyle Craig narc on Detective Frank Roarke, reform him, or become just like him? Has the Training Day TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Training Day season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Picking up some 15 years after the movie, the Training Day TV show follows Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton). He’s the maverick head of a special unit that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals. When the Lapd brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight crime, they assign heroic Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell) to pose as Frank’s trainee, in »
Jerry Bruckheimer Television has signed a three-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, TheWrap has learned. Bruckheimer’s company previously produced “CSI” and its spinoffs “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: New York” and “CSI: Cyber” with CBS TV Studios, as well as last season’s Bill Paxton-led “Training Day.” The company, led by CEO Jonathan Littman, previously had a 15-year-long relationship with Warner Bros. Television, but left the studio last year and attempted to secure independent financing. The new deal with CBS marks a return to the traditional studio system. Also Read: Jerry Bruckheimer's 'American Gigolo' TV Adaptation »
- Reid Nakamura
The pact comes a little more than a year after Bruckheimer TV ended its 15-year run with Warner Bros. Television. At the time, Bruckheimer had decided to pursue talks with investment companies and other players for independent financing that would have allowed him to own a much greater share of his programs that under most studio deals.
It’s understood that Bruckheimer and his TV chief, Jonathan Littman, spent more than a year in discussions with various entities but never found the right fit. In order to remain active in TV development, the company opted to return to a traditional studio overall deal. Bruckheimer TV, headed by CEO Jonathan Littman, has spent the past few months make the rounds of the largest studios other than Warner Bros.
CBS Television Studios is a natural partner for Bruckheimer TV. The »
- Cynthia Littleton
Law — who recurs on the aforementioned CW series as Nyssa al Ghul — has joined the cast of Crackle’s 10-episode drama The Oath.
Executive-produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the show explores a world of gangs made up of police officers. Game of Thrones vet Sean Bean stars as hard-charging cop Tom Hammond, who used to be the ruthless leader of a prominent gang of those who are sworn to protect and serve.
Law — whose TV »
Former Training Day star Katrina Law is set as the female lead opposite Sean Bean in Crackle's upcoming drama series The Oath, executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Power) and his G-Unit Film & Television. Written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-o, Secrets and Lies), the 10-episode original series explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret… »
The twisted world of Dark/Web is slowly approaching. If you’ve ever needed a reason to fear the world the internet, this upcoming series is sure to give you one. With its healthy combination of both serialized and anthological storytelling, Dark/Web seems poised to scratch an itch that a lot of consumers are having.
If you’re unfamiliar with the digital series, here’s the official synopsis:
"When Ethan (Elerding), Sam (McKissack) and James (Nardelli) find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly (Gonzales), they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her.As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be more than just a sick joke. Someone has hidden information in the stories, details pulled from real life that point them to people and places from Molly’s past; clues that may lead them to their missing friend."
In addition to the killer premise, each episode consists of a standalone anthology segment woven into its narrative. Today, we have some news involving one of those segements: “Rideshare.”
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This first segment of Dark/Web will make you think twice before hopping into your next Uber ride. Check out the official synopsis below:
"Leeland, family man and recently unemployed, takes a job at the Uber-like 'Rideshare' company. After months of driving late nights to make ends meet, the app begins communicating with him, telling him the ever darker secrets of his passengers and coaxing him to 'do' something about it."
If you'd like some extra insight into the minds of the executive producers of Dark/Web, we highly recommend that you listen to our extensive podcast where we sit down and talk about the deep web, technology, and everything in between.
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- Joseph Medina
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 3 of “Catastrophe.”]
Before her death in December, Carrie Fisher had already been recognized by the Television Academy via two previous Emmy nominations. But those nods – one in 2008, as a guest actress on “30 Rock,” and the other in 2011 for her special “Wishful Drinking” – ultimately didn’t translate to a win. Now, there’s a really good chance TV Academy voters will be moved to pay tribute to the beloved actress with an overdue posthumous statue.
While she appears on the big screen in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Fisher made her final TV appearance on the Amazon comedy “Catastrophe,” which recently released its third season. Fisher portrays Mia, the rather obnoxious mother of Rob (Rob Delaney), an American man who moved to London to marry his one-week fling Sharon (Sharon Horgan) after she became pregnant.
- Hanh Nguyen
Neither Training Day nor Ransom will be returning for Season 2.
RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?
The cancellation of CBS’ two lowest-rated and least-watched dramas, reported by TV by the Numbers, leaves the network with no shows still on the bubble, seeing as the reality-tv series Undercover Boss (which is currently airing Season 8) was picked up for a ninth cycle on Wednesday morning.
RelatedCBS Fall Schedule: Young Sheldon Lands Post-Big Bang Slot
An international co-production, Ransom premiered in January and averaged 3.5 million total viewers with a 0.4 demo rating in its Saturday time slot.
Training Day launched in February, »
Many series that launched during the 2016-2017 season quickly fizzled, but still were holding onto hope.
From shows like Fox’s “Pitch” to the CW’s “Frequency” and “No Tomorrow,” all of which did not receive back-orders for their freshmen seasons, to NBC’s “Powerless,” which was pulled off the network before its final three episodes aired, the writing has been on the wall — but now, network executives are officially pulling the plug.
Other shows that either were yanked off the air or did not receive additional episode orders, include CBS’s “Doubt,” which was pulled after just two episodes,” medical drama “Pure Genius,” plus ABC’s dramas “Notorious” and “Conviction” — those series still await their final fate. Tragically, Bill Paxton’s “Training Day” on CBS was shuffled around the network’s schedule after the actor’s shocking passing.
Here are the shows that have been nearly cancelled, but are now officially cancelled…
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The final stretch of NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage (from 6:30-7:15 pm) delivered a 10.5/23 in the overnight ratings, marking a 12 percent rise from 2016 and the race’s second-best prelim numbers in 25 years.
Also, its 280,000 unique streams represented a 25 percent gain year over year.
RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?
Elsewhere on Saturday:
* ABC’s NBA coverage led primetime with a 1.4 demo rating, followed by NBC’s NHL game (1.2).
RelatedCBS Renews 16 Series, Including Bull, MacGyver — What’s Missing?
* The antepenultimate Season 1 episode of CBS’ Training Day (3.2 mil/0.3) ticked up to its best Saturday audience thus far, »
Network executives are currently hard at work evaluating new programming for the 2017-2018 television season, but pilots aren’t the only projects that require decisions. Veteran shows are also up in the air and possibly on the chopping block.
Many returning series have already been renewed, but there is still a healthy portion of shows still on the bubble. Fox’s “Pitch,” NBC’s “Powerless” and “Emerald City” have kicked off the TV industry’s annual blood bath — so which shows will follow?
Though the majority of the final decisions won’t come until just before the week of May 15 for Upfronts, Variety has the early buzz from industry insiders.
Dead: “Notorious,” “Conviction”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Joe Otterson
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Training Day, Feud, Once Upon a Time, Better Call Saul, Handmaid’s Tale and Riverdale!
RelatedFeud: Bette and Joan Finale Recap: Trogs and Ends
RelatedCBS Renews 16 Series, Including Bull — What’s Missing?
Pure Genius followed James Bell, a tech whiz determined to use his vast fortune and high-tech expertise to solve medical mysteries. It premiered last October to 6.2 million total viewers and an anemic 1.0 demo rating, and at the time it was denied a Back 9 order it had slipped below the average that got Elementary bumped from Thursday to Sunday. (Elementary’s immediate successor, »
Davi, who has appeared in over 100 films in his career, plays an ethically challenged doctor in the episode, “Transplant”, written and directed by Mario Miscione (“The Vault”) from a story by Tim Nardelli. The episode centers on a terminally ill man in need of a heart transplant. When time runs out, he turns to black market organ sales on the deep web run by an ethically challenged doctor (Davi); the heart saves his life, but the dark side effects that come with it lead to a search for it’s true owner.
Julie Benz will appear in the episode "Rideshare", which is [Continued ...] »
The final five episodes of Arrow Season 5 feature a flurry of returns (and “returns”), including a potentially surprising Deathstroke encore.
RelatedArrow Boss: Big ‘Olicity’ Episode Will Offer ‘Full-On Exploration’ of Season 4 Breakup
In a new trailer released on Thursday (and embedded above), Adrian Chase aka Prometheus has been in the wind for a week, but a final face-off with Oliver seems inevitable. Familiar faces in unexpected places, meanwhile, include Yao Fei and Evelyn/Artemis, while Katrina Law’s Nyssa al Ghul resurfaces rarin’ to teach her big sister Talia a lesson. (“Training day,” anyone?)
You’ll also see Team Arrow clash with Helix-affiliated Felicity, »
Three weddings — and maybe a funeral, somewhere? — are among the storylines on tap for CBS shows during May sweeps (starting Thursday, April 27).
Other teases from the Eye network include the return of a Big Bang Theory admirer, Eliza Dushku’s Bull run and a life-changing decision for a Five-0 team member.
RelatedCBS Renews 16 Series, Including Bull, Five-0 — What’s Missing?
Here are extremely curated excerpts from CBS’ 1,700-word press release:
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The internet may be a useful everyday tool that we take for granted, but at its core, it has the power to be devastating and deadly. In the darkest reaches of the web are the most horrifying of possibilities, and even if you’ve never been a victim yourself, chances are you’ve at least heard some terrifying stories involving the deep web.
The upcoming Lrm-exclusive digital series, Dark/Web, will be tackling some of those possibilities. The single story will be told over the course of the eight-part series, but embedded into each of the episodes are bite-sized “segments” that act as mini-anthologies within the show.
It’s been a good while since we’ve had an update from Dark/Web, but when it rains it pours!
- Joseph Medina
The chronology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films as a whole has been pretty straightforward. By and large, they tend to take place one after another in the same order as they were release. Of course, there are some exceptions. Captain America: The First Avenger was obviously a period piece, taking place decades prior to the rest of the Avengers’ origin stories (though it picked up right before The Avengers and after Thor, which puts it cleanly where one would expect in the timeline).
Other than that one, perhaps the only questionable film is Doctor Strange, which sometimes seems to take place around The Avengers, and sometimes feels like it starts off around the time of Captain America: Civil War, which brings into question how long everything took to happen in the film itself. That’s neither here nor there, but the point is that for the most part, the »
- Joseph Medina
Sigourney Weaver is 67-years-old. Let that sink in for a moment. I was raised on incredible science fiction movies like Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, and the Alien films (just the first three, let us never speak of Alien: Resurrection). In my mind, Weaver will always be eternally 30-something, an intensely charismatic actor who lent a dynamic physicality and a rich intelligence to some of my favorite sci-fi films.
Time -- that unrelenting bastard -- eventually catches up to us all...unless you're a beloved character like Professor X, Princess Leia, Wolverine, and now (maybe) Ellen Ripley. For better or worse, through the magic of CGI, Hollywood has become increasingly invested in digitally replacing, facemapping, and de-aging actors.
As has been widely reported, director Ridley Scott is considering many more Alien films beyond the upcoming Alien: Covenant. According to Comicbook.com, Scott is planning to connect the dots between the original 1979 Alien and his new iterations, »
- David Kozlowski
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