Paul Weitz News

Watch on Amazon Instant Video Today: Amazon Debuts Five New Original Comedy and Drama Pilots
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Amazon today launched its third pilot season, calling on customers in the US and UK to watch a brand new slate of original comedy and drama pilots, and provide feedback to help determine which shows should be made into Amazon Original Series. The line-up includes everything from a visit to modern day Paris, a psycho-physiological illness spread through social media, the humor and complexities of marriage, a New Jersey 1980's flashback, and a mysterious thriller. The pilots can be viewed with the Amazon Instant Video app available on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVs-or customers can visit amazonoriginals.com to watch online. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Jill Soloway's Highly-Anticipated Dark Comedy Transparent on September 26 in the US and UK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under) dark comedy Transparent on Friday, September 26 exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the US and UK. Starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), Transparent follows the Pfeffermans-a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together. (more...)

Amazon Greenlights Pilot Episodes of Five New Kids Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Additionally, brand-new episodes of Amazon's first three children's programs will debut on Prime Instant Video this Fall: Tumble Leaf on September 5, Creative Galaxy on October 3, and Annedroids on October 30. Tumble Leaf, which won the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival award, features a curious blue fox named “Fig” and his best friend “Stick” on playful adventures. Creative Galaxy, from acclaimed creator Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises, is an interactive art adventure series for preschoolers following “Arty” and “Epiphany” as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. Annedroids, from Emmy-nominated J.J. Johnson, is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the complete cast for the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

Mena Suvari, Chloe Sevigny & More Set for Amazon's Third Pilot Season, Premiering 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Amazon today announced it will debut its highly anticipated third pilot season August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the US and the UK. (more...)

Amazon's Third Pilot Season Will Premiere August 28 in the US and UK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Five pilots will be available including half hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and hour-long dramatic thrillers Hand of God and Hysteria. The pilots come from renowned creators including Shaun Cassidy, Jay Chandrasekhar, Marc Forster, David Gordon Green, Steven Soderbergh and Whit Stillman, and star Selma Blair, Adam Brody, Sarah Chalke, Dana Delany, Ron Perlman, Paul Reiser, Chloe Sevigny and Mena Suvari. (more...)

Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, Jennifer Grey & More Set for Amazon Comedy RED OAKS
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Amazon today announced it has added the Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra) produced and David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down) directed comedy Red Oaks to its third pilot season, which will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video. (more...)

Mena Suvari to Star in Amazon's New Dramatic Thriller HYSTERIA
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Amazon today announced it has added the hour-long dramatic thriller Hysteria, from Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television Group, to its third pilot season (more...)

Amazon to Debut New Half-Hour Dramatic Comedy REALLY in Third Pilot Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Amazon Studios today announced it will debut the half-hour dramatic comedy pilot Really from Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), Main Street Films' Craig Chang and Harrison Kordestani, and Executive Producer Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings) as part of its third pilot season debuting later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Customers will once again be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series, which will then become available on Prime Instant Video. Written, created and directed by Chandrasekhar, Really is a funny, extremely honest behind-the-curtain look at the psychological and emotional complexities of marriage, and the charged dynamics of a tight-knit group of friends. (more...)

Amazon to Debut New Half-Hour Dramatic Comedy Pilot REALLY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Amazon Studios today announced it will debut the half-hour dramatic comedy pilot Really from Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) (more...)

BAFTA New York Announces New Board of Directors
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York, (BAFTA New York), announced today the results of its recent election. (more...)

Roulette to Present Guy Barash's FACTS ABOUT WATER, 5/21; Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

Roulette proudly celebrates Guy Barash's debut album, Facts About Water, from Innova Recordings with a retrospective of this intriguing composer's recent works on Wednesday, May 21st at 8. (more...)

Roulette Presents Guy Barash's FACTS ABOUT WATER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Roulette proudly celebrates Guy Barash's debut album, Facts About Water, from Innova Recordings with a retrospective of this intriguing composer's recent works tonight, May 21st at 8. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell & More to Lead Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO at Second Stage Theatre; Performances Begin 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Second Stage Theatre kicks off the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of AMERICAN HERO, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman. AMERICAN HERO will feature ARI GRAYNOR (2ST Trust), DAOUD HEIDAMI (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), JERRY O'CONNELL (Seminar) and ERIN WILHELMI (The Great God Pan). Previews begin Monday, May 12th and opening night is Thursday, May 22nd. (more...)

Scoop: ABOUT A BOY on NBC - Tonight, April 15, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on ABOUT A BOY, airing on NBC tonight, April 15, 2014! (more...)

Roulette to Present Guy Barash's FACTS ABOUT WATER, 5/21; Out 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Roulette proudly celebrates Guy Barash's debut album, Facts About Water, from Innova Recordings with a retrospective of this intriguing composer's recent works on Wednesday, May 21st at 8. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

Amazon Greenlights Pilot MOZART IN THE JUNGLE & More for Full Seasons
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Amazon Studios today announced that The After, Bosch, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Wishenpoof! will become the next Amazon Original Series (more...)

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