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  • 'The Returned' breathes new life into foreign programming

    'The Returned' breathes new life into foreign programming
    One suspects the world is out of kilter when a French girl utters cultural sacrilege: "Love is stronger than death? What a load of bull." The girl in question, Camille, has returned from the dead, unbruised and unbloodied and looking just as she did...
  • 'Sopranos' actor paroled after serving time for attempted burglary

    'Sopranos' actor paroled after serving time for attempted burglary
    Lillo Brancato Jr., the actor best known for playing a small-time wannabe hood executed by Tony Soprano on HBO's acclaimed series "The Sopranos," was paroled on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Brancato has been serving a 10-year sentence for...
  • Steven Van Zandt's gangster is out to corrupt Norway in 'Lilyhammer'

    Steven Van Zandt's gangster is out to corrupt Norway in 'Lilyhammer'
    Steven Van Zandt knows his way around the underworld. For six seasons on "The Sopranos," he played Silvio Dante, the consigliere to crime boss Tony Soprano who obediently carried out his orders with a distinctive glower. But these days the actor is...
  • 'Ironside' flop shows risk in reboot strategy

    'Ironside' flop shows risk in reboot strategy
    NBC should listen to Angela Lansbury. The actress is not thrilled that the network is planning to make a new version of "Murder, She Wrote," the long-running CBS drama that she starred in about a mystery writer who becomes a real-life detective of...
  • Syd Field, 'guru of all screenwriters,' has died at 77

    Syd Field, 'guru of all screenwriters,' has died at 77
    Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77. According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Field was...
  • Writers Guild says nonfiction TV writers face harsh reality

    Writers Guild says nonfiction TV writers face harsh reality
    Writers and producers who craft the story lines behind National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers" and other reality-TV shows lose $40 million annually in lost wages, according to a new survey by the Writers Guild of America, East. In its latest...
  • Directors guild and studios reach deal on new film and TV contract

    Directors guild and studios reach deal on new film and TV contract
    After three weeks of negotiations, the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said they had reached an agreement on a new TV and film contract. Neither side, however, commented on the terms of the...
  • DGA board approves film and TV contract

    DGA board approves film and TV contract
    The national board of the Directors Guild of America on Saturday voted in favor of a new three-year film and TV contract that includes proposed increases in wages, residuals and significant new pay terms for work in new media. The contract, which must...
  • The grim reality underlying 'reality' TV shows

    The grim reality underlying 'reality' TV shows
    The Writers Guild of America-East, which has been trying to unionize writers of "reality" shows for years now, is just out with a new report on the mistreatment of these wage slaves in the ever-burgeoning and fabulously profitable entertainment segment....
  • Taylor Schilling: 'Orange Is the New Black' nod is like Christmas

    Taylor Schilling: 'Orange Is the New Black' nod is like Christmas
    Taylor Schilling earned her first Golden Globe nomination Thursday morning for portraying Piper Chapman, a New York yuppie sent to prison in the dramedy “Orange Is the New Black.” Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the series...
  • DGA and studios agree to begin contract negotiations

    DGA and studios agree to begin contract negotiations
    The Directors Guild of America and the group representing the major Hollywood studios have agreed to begin contract negotiations next month, nearly seven months before the expiration of the current agreement. The DGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture...