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New Judge Assigned to Writers Guild Suit Against Big Four Agencies

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan has been assigned to handle the Writers Guild of America’s lawsuit against Hollywood’s four major talent agencies.Karlan was appointed Monday. The WGA, using its only preemptory challenge, removed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marc Gross on May 3 after Gross refused to voluntarily recuse himself from the […]

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in May, and the Best Reasons to Watch

1. “When They See Us” (available May 31)Why Should I Watch? Ava DuVernay is bringing her keen directorial eye to yet another medium. The director of features like “Selma,” TV series like “Queen Sugar,” and documentaries like “13th” is trying her hand at the limited series format with “When They See Us,” a four-hour scripted […]

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‘The Sopranos’ Vincent Pastore & Steven Van Zandt & ‘Mindhunter’s Holt McCallany Star In Dark Mob Comedy

Exclusive: The Sopranos stars Vincent Pastore and Steven Van Zandt and Mindhunter’s Holt McCallany are to star in dark mob comedy Iron Terry Malone. The trio have signed up to the feature film, which is produced by Creative Alley Productions, in association with All Things Creative and Brazen Giant Productions alongside The Wire‘s John Doman, […]

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Philip Roth Dies at 85: James Gunn, Marc Maron, and More Remember the Iconic American Novelist

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Roth has died at age 85. The novelist was best known for writing the books “American Pastoral,” “The Human Stain,” and “Goodbye, Columbus.” Celebrities such as “The Wire” creator David Simon and “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn took to social media following confirmation of Roth’s passing to honor the […]

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Gunpowder & Sky Buys Global Rights to ‘Prospect’ (Exclusive)

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired worldwide rights to “Prospect.”The Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell directed the sci-fi Western, which had its world premiere at SXSW.It centers on a teenage girl and her father who travel to a remote moon looking to strike it rich by harvesting a large gem deposit. Things don’t go as planned. […]

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‘Counterpart’: The Season 1 Finale Lets Starz’s Best New Show Embrace Its Strengths and Start Again Fresh

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for the “Counterpart” Season 1 finale, Episode 10, “No Man’s Land, Part Two.”]It was always one of the open secrets about “The Wire,” the idea that the second-to-last episode of every season was where the real gut punches landed. So too it was with “Counterpart” Season 1. The new […]

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Lance Reddick Joins Gerard Butler in ‘Angel Has Fallen’

Lance Reddick has joined the cast of Angel Has Fallen, Millenium Films’ third installment in its Olympus Has Fallen series, starring Gerard Butler as a heroic Secret Service agent.Reddick, best known for his appearances in the John Wick films, Fringe and The Wire, will play the character of Gentry, interim director of the Secret Service, […]

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