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‘Liar’ Star Joanne Froggatt Says Rape ‘Shouldn’t be a Taboo Subject in Our Society’ (Exclusive)

17 October 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Liar, Joanne Froggatt (of Downton Abbey fame) plays school teacher Laura Nielson, who accuses a handsome widowed doctor (Ioan Gruffudd) of drugging and raping her. The two go out for dinner, where they hit it off, before heading back to Laura’s apartment. Once inside, they flirt over a couple glasses of wine before Laura wakes up alone in bed the next morning, with the sick feeling that she’s been sexually assaulted.

The British miniseries airing on SundanceTV isn’t so much a show about rape, but rather, what happens when someone reports a rape. What unfolds over the six episodes (which will draw to a “satisfying conclusion,” Froggatt tells Et) is scrutiny of Laura’s past as well as the night of the incident, a decision to go public that polarizes friends and family as the show’s anti-heroine becomes more and more unstable. 

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Liv Tyler Joins Hulu's Harlots

16 October 2017 7:47 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The LeftoversLiv Tyler is going to mix it up with Hulu’s Harlots, as a Season 2 cast member.

Written, directed and produced by women, Harlots centers around two feuding brothels and the bustling sex trade in Georgian London, but in a way that flips the script on a profession shrouded by female objectification.

Tyler has been cast in the series regular role of Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam, an aristocratic social butterfly whose long-held secrets keep her in the thrall — and under the blackmailing thumb — of Lydia Quigley (played by Lesley Manville). Trapped in a loveless marriage, »

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Canneseries TV Festival Details Competition Eligibility, and What’s In Store As It Launches Next April

16 October 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Canneseries, the new TV festival set to launch in April during the Mip TV market, will be open for submissions starting next month.

Organizers revealed plans and a timetable for the festival during a press conference Monday in Cannes. They also announced that Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Borgen”) would serve as patron for the inaugural Canneseries event.

“It’s an exciting moment for us,” said artistic director Albin Lewi, who unveiled the setup for Canneseries along side president Fleur Pellerin and managing director Benoît Louvet. ” It was just ideas six months ago. Now we are real and really ambitious.”

Canneseries will run from April 4 to 11 next year in the city of Cannes, with the official competition set to take place between April 7 and 11 at the Auditorium Lumiére in the Palais des Festivals.

Read More:Cannes Tackles Television: Why a Global TV Festival Could Be a Gamechanger

The competition will present 10 world premiere series, »

- Michael Schneider

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Canneseries TV Festival Details Competition Eligibility, and What’s In Store As It Launches Next April

16 October 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Canneseries, the new TV festival set to launch in April during the Mip TV market, will be open for submissions starting next month.

Organizers revealed plans and a timetable for the festival during a press conference Monday in Cannes. They also announced that Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Borgen”) would serve as patron for the inaugural Canneseries event.

“It’s an exciting moment for us,” said artistic director Albin Lewi, who unveiled the setup for Canneseries along side president Fleur Pellerin and managing director Benoît Louvet. ” It was just ideas six months ago. Now we are real and really ambitious.”

Canneseries will run from April 4 to 11 next year in the city of Cannes, with the official competition set to take place between April 7 and 11 at the Auditorium Lumiére in the Palais des Festivals.

Read More:Cannes Tackles Television: Why a Global TV Festival Could Be a Gamechanger

The competition will present 10 world premiere series, »

- Michael Schneider

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22 Times Nicole Kidman Was Having a Better Year Than Most of Us in 2017

6 October 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

This is shaping up to be one of Nicole Kidman's biggest years yet! Not only did she star in three huge projects (Big Little Lies, Top of the Lake, and The Beguiled), but she was also named one of Glamour's Women of the Year and she won her first Emmy for Big Little Lies. In addition to her impressive career accomplishments, Nicole also rang in her 11th wedding anniversary with Keith Urban in June, and their relationship only seems to be getting stronger. Take a look at some of Nicole's best moments from this year. RelatedProof That Nicole Kidman Is (and Will Always Be) a Total Knockout »

- Monica Sisavat

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Here’s Where You Can Watch the Best TV of 2017

6 October 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On the whole, 2017 hasn’t exactly been a stellar year, but TV is here to help.

The endless wave of new and old shows seems to show no signs of slowing down before the year is up. More doesn’t always mean better, but luckily this year in TV has had a pretty solid number of series that transcended previously unreached levels of quality or stayed as dependably great as ever.

Read More:Every IndieWire TV Review of 2017 Shows, Ranked from Best to Worst By Grade

So, in order to highlight the best that the year has had to offer, we’ve compiled a list of every series we’ve given an “A-” grade or higher in 2017, with excerpts from our reviews. And since you shouldn’t just take our word for it, we’ve included the places where those shows are currently available to stream. Catch up on the year »

- Steve Greene

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Here’s Where You Can Watch the Best TV of 2017

6 October 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On the whole, 2017 hasn’t exactly been a stellar year, but TV is here to help.

The endless wave of new and old shows seems to show no signs of slowing down before the year is up. More doesn’t always mean better, but luckily this year in TV has had a pretty solid number of series that transcended previously unreached levels of quality or stayed as dependably great as ever.

Read More:Every IndieWire TV Review of 2017 Shows, Ranked from Best to Worst By Grade

So, in order to highlight the best that the year has had to offer, we’ve compiled a list of every series we’ve given an “A-” grade or higher in 2017, with excerpts from our reviews. And since you shouldn’t just take our word for it, we’ve included the places where those shows are currently available to stream. Catch up on the year »

- Steve Greene

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Quote of the Day: Nicole Kidman on Her Feminist Roots and Goals

5 October 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kidman in “Big Little Lies”: HBO

“The idea that women and men are equal is a part of my DNA,” writes Nicole Kidman in the new issue of Net-a-Porter’s Porter Magazine. In an open letter addressed to her “3.5 billion strong and beautiful sisters,” the Oscar winner explains, “I was raised by a strong feminist mother and fully supportive father, so it never occurred to me to that I should be at a disadvantage because I was born a girl.” But she soon realized she was living in what she describes as an “unequal world.”

According to The Sydney Morning Harold, the Australian actress also emphasizes that she prides herself on portraying “strong, independent women that went against the expectations of society,” and it’s been her “driving force to make it in an industry that is still largely run by men.”

“My feminist roots have also led me to Un Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador,” Kidman says. “It is in this role that I come to fully understand the barriers that women around the world are facing. I have focused on lending my voice to women who are survivors of violence. The stories I have heard from them have shaken me to the core and changed me forever.”

Kidman also offers some great advice for women facing adversity. “Each of us, in ways big or small, will come across challenges, often arising out of the fact that we are women,” she observes. “It has happened to me; I am sure it has to you. In those moments, I like to think of those who had my back, who lifted me up and encouraged me to believe in myself.”

The past few years have seen countless women in Hollywood speaking out against sexism in the industry and the wider world. It’s always worth pausing to appreciate the fact that women are clearly feeling more emboldened to use their platforms to address gender inequality and feminism, which remain controversial and unpopular topics among many in — to use Kidman’s words — our unequal world.

Kidman just signed on to star in Karyn Kusama’s next film, “Destroyer,” an La-based crime thriller. She recently won Emmys for acting in and producing HBO’s murder mystery “Big Little Lies,” which saw her playing a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom in an abusive relationship with her husband. The “Moulin Rouge!” star took home an Oscar in 2003 for “The Hours.” “Top of the Lake,” “The Beguiled,” and “Lion” are among her recent credits.

Quote of the Day: Nicole Kidman on Her Feminist Roots and Goals was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Nicole Kidman to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Next Film

4 October 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kidman in “Big Little Lies”: HBO

Karyn Kusama is joining forces with Hollywood royalty for her next feature. Nicole Kidman will topline “Destroyer,” an La-based crime thriller directed by Kusama, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The recent Emmy winner will play an Lapd detective in the pic, which will be fully financed by 30West.

The film sees Kidman playing Erin Bell, “who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert with tragic results,” THR summarizes. “When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.” Phil Hay — Kusama’s husband — and Matt Manfredi penned the script. The pair also wrote the script for Kusama’s last feature, dinner party-gone-to-hell-thriller “The Invitation,” released in 2016.

Hay and Manfredi are producing with Automatik’s Fred Berger (“La La Land”).

“Phil and Matt have written one of the most compelling screenplays I’ve ever read, Nicole is at the top of her game — doing tremendously exciting work — and Karyn is one of the most assured voices working today,” said Berger. “It’s a powerful combination, sure to produce an iconic character, and I feel lucky to be in their company.”

Kidman just won an Emmy for her role in HBO’s murder mystery “Big Little Lies.” She played a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom in an abusive relationship with her husband. She won an Oscar in 2003 for “The Hours.” “Top of the Lake,” “The Beguiled,” and “Lion” are among the Australian actress’ recent credits.

Kusama’s big-screen directing credits include “Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux,” and “Jennifer’s Body.” She’s also helmed episodes of TV series such as “The L Word,” “Chicago Fire,” “Casual,” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” Kusama has signed on to direct “Breed,” an upcoming horror film for Fox about a wealthy couple who deal with nightmarish side effects 10 years after they visit an unconventional fertility clinic.

Nicole Kidman to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Next Film was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

4 October 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Read More:Nicole Kidman Wins Her First Emmy Award and Continues to Dominate 2017

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert. »

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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

4 October 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert. Years later, when she encounters the gang’s leader, »

- Anne Thompson

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Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’ Starring Nicole Kidman Sounds ‘True Detective’-Ish

4 October 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Toward the tail end of the summer, we learned that Nicole Kidman — coming off a killer run that included HBO‘s critically acclaimed series “Big Little Lies,” Yorgos Lanthimos‘ equally buzzed “The Killing of A Sacred Deer,” Sofia Coppola‘s underrated “The Beguiled,” and season 2 of Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake” — was continuing her hot streak with Karyn Kusama‘s “Destroyer.” There wasn’t much info at the time, but new plot details have arrived, and it sounds like great.

Continue reading Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’ Starring Nicole Kidman Sounds ‘True Detective’-Ish at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Porto’ Trailer: Anton Yelchin Finds Romance In Portugal

3 October 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been just over a year since Anton Yelchin‘s tragic passing, and it’s still hard to believe he’s gone. An actor with gifts and talent he still had yet to share, we can take some comfort that there’s still one more film to treasure from Yelchin in “Porto.”

Read More: Jane Campion Talks Her Career and ‘Top Of The Lake: China Girl

Directed by Gabe Klinger, executive produced by Jim Jarmusch, co-starring Lucie Lucas, and shot in 35mm, the film tells the story of a romance that blooms between two foreigners in Portugal.

Continue reading ‘Porto’ Trailer: Anton Yelchin Finds Romance In Portugal at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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6 Things You Never Knew About The Handmaid's Tale Star Elisabeth Moss

20 September 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Rich Fury Elisabeth Moss just won an Emmy for starring in The Handmaid's Tale, putting the star firmly in the spotlight. Before this, Elisabeth might have been best known for her portrayal of '60s career badass Peggy Olson on Mad Men, but she's one of those actors who has always kind of flown under the radar. With her profile rising, we figured it was high time to talk about how fascinating she actually is. RelatedElisabeth Moss Teases Details About The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 She's TV's most famous first daughter. You may see Elisabeth and think Peggy, but her big break was on another TV show. She played The West Wing's Zoey Bartlet, daughter of the president, from 1999 to 2006. Other notable roles from her early years? She guested on a 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy and played a young Ashley Judd in the 1995 miniseries Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Jessica Biel on ‘The Sinner’s’ Surprise Success and Season 2 Plans

20 September 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network’s “The Sinner,” the small-screen adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr’s novel, has become the surprise hit of the summer. The drama has dominated ratings since its debut, taking the No. 1 slot in Live+7 numbers.

Even executive producer and series star Jessica Biel has been taken aback by just how strong a reception the show has seen. “Generally it never occurred to me that we’d have such great ratings,” Biel admits to Variety.

Biel thinks the show’s combination of high-caliber creative team and unique subject matter is what has led to the success. “It felt like something we’d never seen before,” Biel says. “The characters were an absolute dream for a creative and challenging experiment, and with a woman at the front of it all – and kind of an unlikable woman – it seemed like a good challenge and it seemed like something new.”

The Sinner” was designed to be an eight-episode story that »

- Danielle Turchiano

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Mipcom: SundanceTV Global Takes 'Romper Stomper' Series for Asia, Europe, Latin America

20 September 2017 2:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

SundanceTV Global has snatched up multiple territories for Romper Stomper, a new Australian drama series based on the cult film of the same name. The original 1992 film was the break-out feature for Russell Crowe.

Geoffrey Wright, who wrote and directed the feature film about Nazi skinheads in Melbourne who target local Vietnamese immigrants, co-wrote and co-directed the six-part series. The Romper Stomper series stars David Wenham (Top of the Lake), Sophie Lowe (The Returned), Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400) and Toby Wallace (Neighbours). The series picks up years after the events of the film and follows a new generation of »

- Scott Roxborough

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Elisabeth Moss to Topline Film About Underground Abortion Network

19 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale”: George Kraychyk/Hulu

Elisabeth Moss is pivoting from one women’s rights narrative to another. The star of the feminist dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” has signed on to topline Simon Curtis’ (“My Week With Marilyn”) indie film “Call Jane,” Variety reports. The project will center on the Jane Collective, a real 1960s underground abortion network. Moss’ character is a married woman who, after realizing she is pregnant, goes to the collective for help.

Hayley Schore (“Black Box”) and Roshan Sethi (“Code Black”) penned the “Call Jane” screenplay. Robbie Brenner, Jeff Kwatinetz, and Kevin McKeon are producing.

While it’s great to see Moss lead another project about women resisting the patriarchy — between this, “Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Top of the Lake,” she’s becoming the actress to watch if you crave feminist stories — we wish the producers of “Call Jane” had hired a female director. A story about women who were forced to go underground to attain safe abortions — because, you know, the male-run government failed to address their family planning needs — seems like it’d be better served with a woman behind the camera.

Rachel Carey’s “Ask for Jane,” also about the Jane Collective, went into production this summer. Carey’s film is a female affair onscreen and off: she wrote the script and star Cait Johnston is producing alongside Caroline Hirsch. “Ask for Jane” is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2018.

Moss received the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Sunday. She plays Offred (formerly called June) in the Hulu series, a woman trying to survive Gilead, a society where fertile women are repeatedly raped and forced to bear children for its most powerful men. Moss also starred in Jane Campion’s mystery series “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” which aired on Sundance last week.

Elisabeth Moss to Topline Film About Underground Abortion Network was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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2017 Fall TV Preview: Meet the 9 Breakout Stars You Need to Know!

19 September 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Fall TV is finally here, and so is a fresh batch of talent we can't get enough of. From Star Trek: Discovery to Young Sheldon, this year's freshman series are kicking it up a notch and allowing new faces to really shine. 

Et is breaking down the nine breakout stars whose names you need to know this fall. Take note!

2017 Fall Preview: Et's Complete Coverage

Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor, ABC)

Photo: ABC/Tony Rivetti

In ABC's new comedy, Hall plays an up-and-coming rapper, Courtney Rose, who runs for office as a way to drum up publicity for his music career -- and we have a feeling the premiere of The Mayor will do the same for its star. Hall, who only has a handful of credits to his name, the most recent being on TBS' Search Party, draws other parallels to his character: He's charismatic, magnetic and a complete breath of fresh air. 

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Elisabeth Moss to Star in Simon Curtis’ Women Rights Drama ‘Call Jane’

18 September 2017 3:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hot on the heels of her Emmy win for best actress in a drama series for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Elisabeth Moss has found her first feature follow-up to the hit series with the indie “Call Jane.”

“My Week With Marilyn” director Simon Curtis will helm the film.

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Elisabeth Moss Drops Two F-Bombs After Winning First Emmy

The screenplay, based on the true story of a 1960s movement called the Jane Collective, was written by Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. Robbie Brenner is producing the indie along with Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon of The Firm.

The movie — set in 1960s Chicago — focuses on an underground network of suburban women who secretly provided safe abortions for women before the landmark decision Roe v. Wade.

Moss will play the title character, a married woman who becomes pregnant unexpectedly and turns to the group of women for help.

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- Justin Kroll

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Elisabeth Moss Drops Two F-Bombs After Winning First Emmy

17 September 2017 8:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After seven nominations, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss has won her first Emmy.

And in her excitement, it looks like she may have dropped a couple of expletives. While they were muted on TV, she dropped an f-bomb as she walked up to the stage to accept her award, and then called her mother a “f—ing bada–” at the end of her speech. “You are brave and strong and smart, and you have taught me that you can be kind and f–ing bada–,” she said about her mother.

Otherwise, an out-of-breath Moss thanked Hulu and MGM, in addition to Margaret Atwood, who wrote the book on which the series is based. “Margaret Atwood, oh my gosh, thank you for what you did in 1958 and thank you for what you continue to do for all of us.”

Moss was the front-runner in the category for her tour de force performance as the subjugated Offred »

- Cynthia Littleton and Alex Stedman

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