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Kingdom's Jonathan Tucker Joins Showtime Drama Pilot City on a Hill

Kingdom's Jonathan Tucker Joins Showtime Drama Pilot City on a Hill
Kingdom‘s Jonathan Tucker is getting into the ring with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, joining the duo’s Showtime drama pilot City on a Hill, TVLine has learned.

Exec-produced by Affleck, Damon and Chuck MacLean, the prospective series is a fictional account of what was referred to as the “Boston Miracle.” In the early ’90s, corruption and racism was the norm in Boston, until an African-American district attorney (Underground‘s Aldis Hodge) from Brooklyn arrives in the city, advocating change. He forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran (Kevin Bacon) who is invested in maintaining the status quo.
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Rev. Run Takes His Scripted Series to Netflix

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! Rev. RunJustine Simmons SeriesJoseph Simmons, better known as Rev. Run from hip-hop trio Run-dmc, is about to find himself on a different kind of stage. The rapper, who has woven a legacy throughout the music world, will embark on a new journey with Netflix, and he’s bringing along a familiar face: His wife, Justine Simmons, will also be headlining the comedy series. While the couple has appeared in a few reality-based TV shows, this marks their first foray into the scripted world. The series will follow a rapper looking to slow down after a successful career, but his wife, who’s looking to launch her own star, has different plans for the duo. Netflix has given the comedy a straight-to-series order and looks to have
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Whistler Film Festival: Signature Series: Artist Spotlight — Kyra Sedgwick

Whistler Film Festival: Signature Series: Artist Spotlight — Kyra Sedgwick
Host: Jim Gordon — Film Critic, CTV

A new series on filmmakers speaking about their work, the process and reflections on their lives, careers, family, the biz.

The honoree, Kyra Sedgwick — Director/Producer, Story of a Girl starring Kevin Bacon and Sarah Grey, spoke about her career and her new film.

Jim Gordon interviews Kyra Sedgwick

The film, showing here, Story of a Girl, is a difficult tale of a 16 year old suburban girl whose early sexual experience is recorded, posted and results in her brutal treatment by school peers. Then the family, mainly father, come into the picture misunderstanding everything, making it harder for her.

It is absorbing, painful and demonstrates effectively the painful social standards which females (especially young ones) are subjected to.

Kyra spoke rather elegantly for over an hour about her life and career which has taken her, for many years now, up the acting chain in Hollywood,
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Whistler Film Festival Announces 2017 Winners

Whistler Film Festival Announces 2017 Winners
Winners of the 2017 Whistler Film Festival were announced at the Awards Celebration this morning on the final day of the 17th annual Festival. Ian Lagarde’s first feature All You Can Eat Buddha and Jason and Carlos Sanchez’s A Worthy Companion tied for the $15,000 cash prize presented by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia and the $15,000 post-production prize sponsored by Encore Vancouver in the 14th edition of the coveted Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film. The jury states “each in their own way convey unique visions and creative storytelling the jury believes have made and will make powerful contributions to the world of cinema.”A Worthy Companion

A Worthy Companion takes a fresh and new perspective that explores the complexity and humanity within the predator, victim relationship. This film questions how we perpetuate manipulative power dynamics between adult and child through the inner struggle of our female protagonists.
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Whistler Film Fest Shines Light on Underdogs and Emerging Talent

Whistler Film Fest Shines Light on Underdogs and Emerging Talent
The Whistler Film Festival, which returns for its 17th iteration Nov. 29-Dec. 3, has often been referred to as the “coolest” film festival, but in some ways it can also be considered an outsider’s festival.

The fest strives to provide a particularly inclusive platform with this year’s lineup including 87 films from more than 15 countries, with 30% of the feature films directed by women.

Whistler is obviously filling a vacuum in categories under-serviced by other Canadian film festivals,” says director of programming Paul Gratton, who sifted through more than 1,000 film submissions to make his picks, in addition to scouting fests around the world.

The festival is also known for its Canada-heavy programming, accounting for about two-thirds of all features.

“No other Canadian festival seems to be doing it at quite our level of engagement,” says Gratton. “But I don’t see that growing in future years beyond its current level. The non-Canadian portion of the festival keeps getting
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‘City On A Hill’: Mark O’Brien Cast As Series Regular In Showtime Drama Pilot

Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire) has been cast as a series regular opposite Aldis Hodge and Kevin Bacon in Showtime's drama pilot City on a Hill, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Michael Cuesta (Homeland, American Assassin) is directing and executive producing. Written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) based on an original idea by Affleck and MacLean, City on a Hill is set in Boston in the early '90s when the city was rife with violent criminals…
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Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge cast in Showtime’s City on a Hill

Showtime has announced that Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground) have been cast in the pilot for City on a Hill, a one-hour drama which presents a fictional account of what was called the ‘Boston Miracle’.

Hodge will play District Attorney Decourcy Ward, who moves from Brooklyn to Boston and formed an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes (Bacon), who is deeply invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system.

Kevin Bacon radiates intelligence and mystery with every role he plays,” said David Nevins President and CEO of Showtime Networks. “He is a gifted, mesmerizing actor who will be the perfect partner and foil to Aldis Hodge, one of Hollywood’s rising talents and someone primed to
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Jordan Peele And Universal Celebrate Art of ‘Get Out’ As Oscar Awaits

Awards Season is in second gear and there doesn’t seem to be a night or afternoon that goes by without some event or special screening. This past week alone Warner Bros.’ brought out the kids from “It” for a deserved “don’t forget to give us some love” Q&A; Fox Searchlight had their annual holiday party with Guilermo del Toro and Martin McDonaugh on hand; Searchlight also hosted the La premiere of “The Shape of Water” at the Academy; Stx saved AFI Fest’s collective you know what by replacing “All The Money In The World” as the closing night film with a “tribute” to “Molly’s Game” director and scribe Aaron Sorkin; and Showtime had their own holiday fete with notable names such as Kevin Bacon and recent Emmy winner Lena Waithe (whose new show “The Chi” drops on the network in Jan.).

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Party Report: Jermaine Dupri, Stevie Wonder and Usher Rev Up Awards Season (Photos)

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Party Report: Jermaine Dupri, Stevie Wonder and Usher Rev Up Awards Season (Photos)
Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Those glasses should help this duo get “a closer look.” The two former “Weekend Update” anchors linked up at the Worldwide Orphans Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday night (Nov. 13) Awards Season is Here Jake Gyllenhaal, Jacob Tremblay, Salma Hayek, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon were amongst the bold face names huddling up at the Golden Globes’ kickoff party at Catch in West Hollywood this week. Also Read: Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, Kevin Bacon Party at First Golden Globes Bash (Photos) Tom Ford and Gwyneth Paltrow As the headline awardee, Paltrow helped Baby2Baby raise $4 million for children in.
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Kevin Bacon Lets Us Know the Tremors Reboot Pilot Has Wrapped Filming

Two weeks ago we let you guys know that Tremors mainstay Michael Gross, aka Burt Gummer, was, unfortunately, not asked to be a part of the upcoming Syfy reboot series starring Kevin Bacon. While that news upsets us a bit, being that the series has only filmed its pilot episode, we feel that there is […]

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The Chi: See New Trailer for Common and Lena Waithe's Chicago-Set Drama

The Chi: See New Trailer for Common and Lena Waithe's Chicago-Set Drama
It’s easy to dismiss sensational headlines but harder to ignore the faces of the people involved in those stories, a point the new trailer for Showtime’s The Chi makes by immersing viewers in the vivid experiences of those living on the South Side of Chicago.

RelatedKevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Showtime Drama Pilot City on a Hill

The drama from Lena Waithe (Master of None), Common (Selma, Hell on Wheels) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge) is a coming-of-age tale that follows a group of South Side residents “who become linked by coincidence but bonded by
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Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Simone Garcia Johnson Named Golden Globe Ambassador

Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Simone Garcia Johnson Named Golden Globe Ambassador
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has selected Simone Garcia Johnson, daughter of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, as the Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards.

HFPA president Meher Tatna made the announcement Wednesday evening at Catch La in West Hollywood. The previous honorary title of Miss or Mister Golden Globe was retired.

“As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members decided to expand this role to embody the HFPA’s philanthropic efforts year round,” said Tatna. “The honoree will now be referred to as the Golden Globe Ambassador and we could not think of a better representative than Simone to carry on this tradition, as her values closely reflect everything the HFPA stands for.”

Johnson announced that she’s partnering with GlobalGirl, which is supported by the HFPA and empowers young women in journalism from disadvantaged areas by providing them the
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Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge to star in City on a Hill pilot for Showtime

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Today, Showtime announced that Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge will star in the pilot episode for the network's new one-hour drama City On A Hill. Executively produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Todd, the pilot is set to be directed and executive produced by Michael Cuesta of Homeland and American Assassins fame. Cuesta will be replacing Gavin O'Connor on the project, who left to... Read More...
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City On A Hill: Kevin Bacon to star in new crime drama

David Crow Nov 14, 2017

Kevin Bacon will lead City On A Hill, a Showtime pilot from Ben Affleck about Boston crime in the 1990s...

In recent years, when one thinks of Boston, you would be forgiven if what springs to mind is crime drama. After all, Dennis Lehane has made a near cottage industry out of tough tales about tough guys in Dorchester or Southie, such as Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River. There was also Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and Ben Affleck’s The Town. Well Affleck and Mystic River’s Kevin Bacon want again to mine that lore while also reimagining a true crime saga for Showtime: City On A Hill.

Based on an idea originated by Affleck, who will executive produce, as well as fellow executive producer Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), City On A Hill will return to Beantown’s not so glorious days in the 1990s,
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Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Showtime Drama Pilot City on a Hill

Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Showtime Drama Pilot City on a Hill
Aldis Hodge is moving several degrees closer to Kevin Bacon: The Underground breakout is set to star opposite Bacon in Showtime’s Boston-based drama pilot City on a Hill, TVLine has learned.

From exec producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and writer Chuck MacLean, the prospective series is a fictional account of what was referred to as the “Boston Miracle.” In the early ’90s, corruption and racism was the norm in Boston, until an African-American district attorney (Hodge) from Brooklyn arrives in the city, advocating change. He forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran (Bacon
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‘City On A Hill’: Kevin Bacon & Aldis Hodge To Star In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon’s Showtime Drama Pilot

Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground) are set to headline Showtime's drama pilot City on a Hill, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Michael Cuesta (Homeland, American Assassin) is directing and executive producing. He replaces Gavin O'Connor, who initially was set for the role but pulled out in early September after he signed on to direct Suicide Squad 2. Written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) based on an original idea by Affleck
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Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s ‘City on a Hill’ Showtime Pilot

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Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s ‘City on a Hill’ Showtime Pilot
Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge are set to star in Showtime’s drama pilot, “City on a Hill,” which hails from Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd. “City on a Hill” is written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean, and directed and executive produced by Michael Cuesta. James Mangold will also serve as executive producer. Bacon will serve as co-executive producer. Production will begin in Boston later this year. Here’s the official “City on a Hill” description, per Showtime: In the early 90s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm,
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Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Ben Affleck-Matt Damon Showtime Pilot

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge are heading to Boston for Showtime.

The duo will star in the premium cable network's drama pilot City on a Hill, from executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Based on an original idea from Affleck and exec producer Chuck MacLean, City on a Hill is a fictional account of the "Boston Miracle" police operation. In the early 1990s, the Massachusetts capital was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm — and then it all suddenly changed.

Hodge (Wgn America's Underground) will star as District...
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How A.J. Jacobs Tracked Down Dozens of His Famous Cousins, from Ricky Gervais to Olivia Wilde

How A.J. Jacobs Tracked Down Dozens of His Famous Cousins, from Ricky Gervais to Olivia Wilde
In his new book, It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree, journalist A.J. Jacobs recounts his investigation into the DNA and histories that link almost every human on the planet. His deep dive led him to meet some very famous — and very extended —cousins, including Olivia Wilde and President George H.W. Bush.

“We were all told since we were kids that humans are all one big family, but now it’s so concrete you can actually see how we’re all related to almost anyone on earth,” Jacobs tells People in an exclusive interview.
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Kyra Sedgwick Credits Turning 50 and Husband Kevin Bacon for Inspiring Her to Direct Movies

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Kyra Sedgwick Credits Turning 50 and Husband Kevin Bacon for Inspiring Her to Direct Movies
Actress Kyra Sedgwick credits both turning 50 and husband Kevin Bacon for inspiring her to direct films, which she hopes to do more of now that she completed her debut feature.

“I have to say, Kevin was a really big inspiration for me because he was like, ‘Not only can you do it, but you’ll do it well and you’ll love it,'” Sedgwick told People in Savannah, Georgia on Tuesday, where she was presented with the Spotlight Award from the Savannah Film Festival for directing the Lifetime movie Story of a Girl.

“He was absolutely right.”

The actress-turned-director
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