Posts Tagged ‘president’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Roseanne for President!’

April 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Commentators who wondered if Roseanne Barr’s 2012 presidential candidacy was a joke may still have their doubts after “Roseanne for President!” This authorized portrait doesn’t do much to suggest that the groundbreaking comedienne was a tireless contender for the Oval Office, although Barr does come across as a likable underdog who’s sincere in her desire... Read more

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A Day After Their Season Premieres, HBO Renews Veep and Silicon Valley

April 13, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The day after the season premieres of Veep and Silicon Valley, HBO announced it's renewing the two Sunday night comedies for 2016. "Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I'm immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year," said Michael Lombardo, HBO programming chief. Silcon Valley returned Sunday night for its 10-episode second season with fictional startup Pied Piper in search of venture capital funding. Veep's return featured now President Selina Meyer—played by Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus—fumbling her way through an address to Congress. While the cast of Veep will be back for Season 5, creator Armando Iannucci will not, reports The Hollywood Reporter. HBO's other Sunday night staples, Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, already got the green light for next season.

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White House: Public Likely ‘Cringed’ When Reading Sony E-mails

December 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday said he thinks “a lot of people cringed a bit” when reading Amy Pascal’s hacked Sony e-mails in which she jokes about President Obama’s movie tastes with producer Scott Rudin. Pascal apologized for the racially tinged emails, which she called “insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate... Read more

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President Obama to Visit ‘The Colbert Report’ on Dec. 8

December 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Nation, it may hurt to be reminded that “The Colbert Report” is winding down ahead of Stephen Colbert’s transition to “The Late Show” on CBS, but before the “truthiest” host in the land signs off on Dec. 18, he still has a few special guests up his sleeve. On Thursday night’s episode, Colbert announced that... Read more

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Mar del Plata Celebrates 60th Anni

November 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — Argentina’s Mar del Plata International Film Festival, which wraps Saturday, not only marks its 29th edition this November but the 60 years since it was first inaugurated in 1954 by then President Juan Domingo Peron. Projected before every screening and on some buildings across the city, an evocative black and... Read more

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Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dies at 79

November 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Frank Yablans, the president of Paramount Pictures during the fertile early ’70s era of films such as “The Godfather” and “Chinatown,” died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, ICM Partners agent Eddy Yablans. He was 79. Renowned for a hearty sense of humor and temperamental outbursts, in... Read more

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President Obama Pitches White House Student Film Festival

November 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

President Obama is pitching for submissions to the second annual White House Student Film Festival with a Jan. 20 deadline. In a video posted Tuesday, the White House and the American Film Institute announced that the event is open to K-12 student filmmakers with the theme of  “The Impact of Giving Back” – public service... Read more

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Village Roadshow Hires Bonni Lee, former Geffen Pictures President

October 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Village Roadshow Pictures has named veteran executive Bonni Lee as senior VP of production. Lee, who has worked for David Geffen and Robert Redford, will report to cchairman and CEO Bruce Berman. “It is our great fortune to have someone like Bonni, a unique talent with impeccable taste and an enviable track record to match,”... Read more

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Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

September 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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CBS Exec Steve Capus Discusses the Evolution of the Evening News

August 31, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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