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TNT Orders Liz Sarnoff and Margaret Cho's HIGHLAND to PilotTNT Orders Liz Sarnoff and Margaret Cho's HIGHLAND to Pilot
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TNT has ordered a pilot for HIGHLAND, a scripted drama written and executive produced by Liz Sarnoff (Lost, Barry) and actress-comedian Margaret Cho (Margaret Cho: PsyCHO, Drop Dead Diva), who will also star. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Daveed Diggs to Lead TNT's SNOWPIERCER RemakeHAMILTON Star Daveed Diggs to Lead TNT's SNOWPIERCER Remake
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TNT has cast Daveed Diggs, who earned a Tony for the Broadway hit HAMILTON, to star in the network's drama pilot SNOWPOERCER, which will be directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Burning Coal Theatre Company and Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh will collaborate on a production of The Greeks, adapted by Ian Finley from the plays of Sophocles (Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone)  June 9 - 25, 2017 at CAM Raleigh, 409 West Martin Street, Warehouse District, Raleigh. (more...)

New Scripted Dramedy AMERICAN WOMAN, Starring Alicia Silverstone Begins ProductionNew Scripted Dramedy AMERICAN WOMAN, Starring Alicia Silverstone Begins Production
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

AMERICAN WOMAN, a new half-hour scripted dramedy starring Alicia Silverstone ('Clueless,' 'Suburgatory'), Mena Suvari ('American Beauty,' 'Chicago Fire') and Jennifer Bartels ('Broken'), starts production this week in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Danish Director Niels Arden Oplev to Helm THE DEEP MAD DARK Pilot for TNTDanish Director Niels Arden Oplev to Helm THE DEEP MAD DARK Pilot for TNT
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Turner's TNT has tapped Niels Arden Oplev to direct and executive-produce the pilot for THE DEEP MAD DARK, an atmospheric mystery-thriller about the complexities of friendship. (more...)

TNT Orders Pilot for New Thriller DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (wt)TNT Orders Pilot for New Thriller DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (wt)
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Turner's TNT has ordered a pilot for DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (working title), a challenging and morally complex thriller about three damaged people trying to start over. (more...)

Soundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out TodaySoundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

WaterTower Music today announced the March 31 release date of the soundtrack to GOING IN STYLE, the new comedy that teams up Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), and is in theatres nationwide April 7. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at DiversionaryCast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Newport Beach Film Festival presents World Premiere of SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT 4/25Newport Beach Film Festival presents World Premiere of SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Emmy winning actress-turned-director Cady McClain's Seeing is Believing: Women Direct will make its World Premiere and is an Official Selection of the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival. The first episode in the series will screen as part of the program 'Short Femme Factor' on April 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Island Cinema 6 in Newport Beach. Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary series, directed, executive produced, written and edited by Cady McClain, about women directors who are on the front lines of the field: from major award winners and those in the vanguard of television and feature films, to graduated students and frustrated auteurs. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Exclusive Streaming Home for TNT's ANIMAL KINGDOMAmazon Prime Video Exclusive Streaming Home for TNT's ANIMAL KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Hide your valuables and grab some popcorn, the Cody family is coming to Prime Video. Starting Sunday, April 30th, Prime Video will be the exclusive subscription streaming home to the first season of ANIMAL KINGDOM, TNT's new hit crime series. (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLASTDiversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Keith Cox Named President, Development and Production of Paramount Network & TV LandKeith Cox Named President, Development and Production of Paramount Network & TV Land
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Keith Cox has been elevated to the expanded role of President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About SurveillanceLive Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

William H. Macy Honored with Second SAG Award for SHAMELESS on ShowtimeWilliam H. Macy Honored with Second SAG Award for SHAMELESS on Showtime
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

SHAMELESS star William H. Macy was honored this evening with his second win for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as “Frank Gallagher” at The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Chris Selak Promoted to EVP Worldwide Television for LionsgateChris Selak Promoted to EVP Worldwide Television for Lionsgate
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Recognizing her leadership in the continued creative growth of the Company's scripted television business, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF. B) has signed a new long-term agreement with Executive Vice President Chris Selak and expanded her purview to include worldwide television (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old GlobePlays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

BABY MAMA Opens this Week at IRT TheaterBABY MAMA Opens this Week at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy, Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People tracks her true-to-life adoption journey, from an accidental conception to the placement of her child with the gay couple of her dreams. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Drama GOAT, Starring Nick Jonas, Arrives on DVD TodayCritically Acclaimed Drama GOAT, Starring Nick Jonas, Arrives on DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Lauded as “unexpected and wildly compelling” (Adam Chitwood, Collider) and “brutal and harrowing” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair), director Andrew Neel's gripping drama GOAT arrives on DVD December 20, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Caps Lock Theatre and Jack Sharkey Present BABY MAMA: ONE WOMAN'S QUEST TO GIVE HER CHILD TO GAY PEOPLECaps Lock Theatre and Jack Sharkey Present BABY MAMA: ONE WOMAN'S QUEST TO GIVE HER CHILD TO GAY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy, Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People tracks her true-to-life adoption journey, from an accidental conception to the placement of her child with the gay couple of her dreams. All the while MacCarthy manages to live her life, date, and even attend the occasional orgy. (more...)

Showtime Orders Eighth Season of Hit Series SHAMELESSShowtime Orders Eighth Season of Hit Series SHAMELESS
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

On the heels of its seventh season finale last night, SHOWTIME has ordered an eighth season of SHAMELESS. (more...)

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