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Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’

Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’
Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Holly Hunter is joining the Season 2 cast of HBO’s drama series Succession in a recurring role.

Created by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop) and executive produced by The Big Short‘s Adam McKay, Season 2 of Succession follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens ultimately to destroy them.

Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Succession is executive produced by Armstrong, McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod and Tony Roche. Armstrong also serves as showrunner.

Hunter won a best actress Oscar for her
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 13)

1993: CBS aired the final episodes of Knots Landing.

1994: Gh's Miguel pulled an injured Bj out of a bus crash.

2010: Emmerdale's Aaron revealed he was gay on the witness stand.

2011: Roger Howarth returned to One Life to Live."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) told her mother, Mary (Virginia Dwyer), that her brother, Russ, resented their sister, Alice, for being a honor student when he will be forced to go to summer school.

1982: On The Edge of Night,
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‘Master of Dark Shadows’ Review

Dark Shadows is a show, like many people of a certain age I’d imagine, that I knew nothing about until Tim Burton made the actually very good, and underrated, movie of the same name based on the series.

However I still had not watched a single episode before watching Master of Dark Shadows. And this way of viewing this documentary was a surprisingly good way to watch. Every piece of information was new to me and I learnt so much about the show. To learn that Dark Shadows went from a pretty run of the mill if slightly gothic-y soap opera to a horror-filled soap opera that no-one had ever seen before is some pretty fascinating viewing.

The talking heads include many of the people involved in making the show and the actors in it. We hear a lot from Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis and we hear plenty
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April 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Master Of Dark Shadows, Glass, Grave Of The Vampire, The Manitou

April 16th’s home media releases feature a small but eclectic array of titles, including Glass, the latest from M. Night Shyamalan, Replicas featuring Keanu Reeves, the Master of Dark Shadows documentary, and a trio of genre classics from Scream Factory: The Manitou, Grave of the Vampire, and Superstition. Other titles headed to Blu-ray and DVD this week include Cynthia and Close Calls.

Glass

Night Shyamalan brings together two of his standout original films—Unbreakable and Split— in this explosive comic book thriller. Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), finds David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb's superhuman figure, The Beast (James McAvoy), in a series of escalating encounters. Price, armed with secrets critical to both men, emerges as a shadowy orchestrator.

Alternate Opening Deleted Scenes The Collection of Main Characters A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan Bringing the Team Back Together David Dunn vs.
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Daily Dead’s 2019 Spring/Summer Movie Preview

With Pet Sematary (2019) headed to theaters today, that means we’re officially kicking off the Spring Movie Season, which makes it the perfect time to take a look ahead at all the horror, sci-fi, and genre-adjacent films headed to big and small screens in the coming months. And considering the Summer Movie Season seems to unofficially kick off earlier and earlier every year, this writer thought it only made sense to just go ahead and get a jump on the titles you should keep an eye out for in theaters or on VOD through August 2019.

Even though the movie gods have already been great to us horror fans over the last several months, we have so many exciting films to look forward to in the near future, including a new Hellboy, The Curse of La Llorona, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Brightburn, John Wick: Chapter 3, The Dead Don’t Die,
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‘Six Feet Under’ deserves retroactive Emmys now that the academy has adopted ‘Handmaid’s’ orphaned episodes

‘Six Feet Under’ deserves retroactive Emmys now that the academy has adopted ‘Handmaid’s’ orphaned episodes
“The Handmaid’s Tale” will be eligible for Emmys this year after all since the season two episodes that aired too late for consideration last year will be entered this year as orphaned episodes. It’s a reasonable change, but it’s also a reminder of shows whose orphaned episodes were never adopted by the television academy. Specifically, “Six Feet Under” had episodes that tragically died in the orphanage.

The Emmys eligibility period runs from June 1 to the following May 31. That calendar used to be strictly enforced until the year of the “Sopranos” finale, when the television academy instituted a rule allowing “hanging episodes” to be considered if a series aired its last few shows in June.

SEESurprise! Which 18 nominations will ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ be fighting for at 2019 Emmys? [Exclusive]

But the last three episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” season two aired too late to even qualify as hanging episodes,
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Lee Daniels Joins Chorus Of A-Listers Urging Yes Vote On WGA’s Agency Code Of Conduct

Lee Daniels Joins Chorus Of A-Listers Urging Yes Vote On WGA’s Agency Code Of Conduct
Empire co-creator Lee Daniels is calling packaging agents “corrupt and irresponsible financial fiduciaries” in a message today to his fellow WGA members. He is the latest executive producer to join the growing list of nearly 800 writers urging fellow WGA members to vote yes to approve a new Agency Code of Conduct, which would ban packaging fees and force agencies to sever their ties with affiliated production companies.

“It’s imperative we use our voice to vote Yes and stand in solidarity to approve the Code of Conduct,” he wrote to the membership. “The guild has written numerous reports on how packaging actually affects clients – by holding down our pay, making it harder to advance in title, and profiting from our work behind our backs. In short, they’ve been corrupt and irresponsible financial fiduciaries.

“Now is the time to stop this once and for all,” he wrote. “We must approve the Code of Conduct.
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Almost 800 Writers Sign Statement Vowing To Fire Agents If WGA Gives Order

  • Deadline
Some 778 showrunners and screenwriters have signed a statement saying that they will fire their agents if the WGA fails to reach an agreement with the Association of Talent Agents for a new franchise agreement. Signers include a slew of A-listers, including Greg Berlanti, Alfonso Cuaron, James L. Brooks, Aaron Sorkin, Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, Seth MacFarlane, Mike Schur, Tina Fey, Joss Whedon, Kenya Barris, Peter Farrelly, Oliver Stone, John Wells, Matthew Weiner, Noah Hawley, Vince Gilligan, John Singleton, David Chase, Barry Jenkins, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Colin Trevorrow, Eric Roth, David Shore, David Simon, Shawn Ryan, Lena Waithe, Paul Haggis, Mindy Kaling, Drew Goddard, Jenji Kohan, Carlton Cuse, Howard Gordon, Kurt Sutter, Krista Vernoff, Mara Brock Akil, Danny Strong, Rob McElhenney, Jason Katims, Terence Winter, Peter Lenkov, Michelle and Robert King, Al Jean, Robert Towne, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Kevin Williamson, Darren Star, Rashida Jones, Pamela Adlon, WGA West president David A. Goodman
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Trailer Premiere: Master of Dark Shadows

Mpi Media Group To Release The Highly Anticpated Documentary ‘Master Of Dark Shadows’ On VOD + DVD April 16th Veteran Actors Ian McShane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Ball And Many Others Come Together To Reflect On Dan Curtis’ Classic Gothic Daytime Drama Mpi Media Group has officially released the trailer and announced the release date for it …

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The Top 25 Best Original Screenplay Winners To Date

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen. Continuing on with a recurring weekly series I’m doing…we’re talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories. Aside from the shorts and something like Best Sound Mixing like I mentioned previously, I’ll be hitting them all over the coming weeks and months, including of course the big eight categories. For today, I’m going to knock off the first of those big ones, the ever interesting Best Original Screenplay category. Depending on the category in question, I may wind up discussing the individual winners I’m citing specifically or just giving more of a broad overview of the winners, but for now, I’ll still keeping it simple early on. Like I said last week though, in all honesty, you all mostly just want to see the list anyway, so I have no
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Bob Greenblatt named WarnerMedia entertainment chairman

Former NBC Entertainment chief to oversee HBO, the company’s upcoming streaming service and other assets.

Continuing the shake-up of its TV operations, WarnerMedia has confirmed the appointment of former NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt to a new post overseeing HBO, the company’s upcoming streaming service and other assets.

Greenblatt becomes chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer, which will include premium cable flagship network HBO, cable networks TNT, TBS and truTV and the media giant’s direct-to-consumer business.

In a press release, WarnerMedia said the reorganisation would “provide the company with the agility and flexibility needed to build WarnerMedia
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Mpi announce release date for Dan Curtis doc ‘Master of Dark Shadows’

Mpi Media Group has officially released the trailer and announced the release date for it the highly anticipated Master of Dark Shadows, a comprehensive celebration of the legendary Gothic daytime series Dark Shadows and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis. The film will be available across digital platforms and on DVD April 16th 2019. The feature documentary, which was shot in New York, La and London, includes interviews with key actors and filmmakers involved in the undyingly popular story of vampire Barnabas Collins and all the eerie goings-on at the gloomy Maine mansion Collinwood. The documentary was directed by David Gregoryand is set to be released this spring.

Narrated by Ian McShane (Deadwood), Master of Dark Shadows offers insights from Curtis himself in addition to Oscar-winning writer-producer Alan Ball (True Blood), screenwriter William F. Nolan (Trilogy of Terror), author Herman Wouk (The Winds Of War), veteran actors Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Barbara Steele
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Bob Greenblatt Joins WarnerMedia, Jeff Zucker & Kevin Tsujihara Add To Roles As At&T Reorganizes Leadership Team

  • Deadline
At&T-owned WarnerMedia has confirmed a sweeping reorganization of its executive leadership team with Bob Greenblatt joining in a newly created position and Jeff Zucker and Kevin Tsujihara expanding their roles.

Greenblatt, who just ended a seven-year run as chairman of NBCUniversal last fall, will be Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer. He will also oversee HBO following last week’s stunning news of Richard Plepler’s departure after 27 years at the network.

Meanwhile, Zucker will take over as Chairman of WarnerMedia News & Sports and President of CNN, inheriting sports from David Levy, who exited along with Plepler after nearly 33 years at the company. Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara will now also oversee a new global kids and young adults business.

WarnerMedia Entertainment, overseen by Greenblatt, will now include HBO, TNT, TBS and truTV, and its forthcoming Direct-to-Consumer business. WarnerMedia News & Sports will include CNN Worldwide, Turner Sports,
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Bob Greenblatt Named WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman; Jeff Zucker and Kevin Tsujihara Expand Roles

  • The Wrap
Former NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has been hired as chairman of WarnerMedia’s entertainment and direct-to-consumer businesses, where he’ll oversee HBO, Turner and the company’s upcoming streaming service.

Additionally, CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara are expanding their roles, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said on Monday. The additions in both personnel and responsibilities are part of an overall At&T shakeup of its entertainment assets.

“We have done an amazing job establishing our brands as leaders in the hearts and minds of consumers,” Stankey said. “Adding Bob Greenblatt to the WarnerMedia family and expanding the leadership scope and responsibilities of Jeff, Kevin and Gerhard — who collectively have more than 80 years of global media experience and success — gives us the right management team to strategically position our leading portfolio of brands, world-class talent and rich library of intellectual property for future growth.”

Also Read: Hollywood
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WarnerMedia Shakeup: Bob Greenblatt In, Jeff Zucker and Kevin Tsujihara Gain Turf

  • Variety
WarnerMedia Shakeup: Bob Greenblatt In, Jeff Zucker and Kevin Tsujihara Gain Turf
At&T has implemented a massive overhaul of WarnerMedia’s senior management team, bringing major structural changes to HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. as it looks to streamline operations and ramp up original content for the streaming era.

Former NBC Entertainment and Showtime chief Bob Greenblatt has signed on as chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct to consumer. He’ll oversee HBO and TNT, TBS, and TruTV as well as content for the streaming service planned to launch at year’s end. CNN chief Jeff Zucker, Warner Bros. chairman-ceo Kevin Tsujihara, and Turner International leader Gerhard Zeiler are also gaining more turf in the reorganization.

The shakeup comes nearly nine months after At&T closed its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Although At&T leaders were quick to praise the Time Warner’s seasoned executive team, changes were inevitable as HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. took on a new corporate parent.
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Master Of Dark Shadows Gets Official Trailer and April 16th Release Date

Through its initial airings and reruns of Dark Shadows, generations of horror fans spent afternoons in the formative years at the Collinwood mansion, where the vampire Barnabas Collins crossed paths with devious humans and all manner of monsters. In 2016, Dark Shadows celebrated its 50th anniversary, and now Mpi Media Group has wrapped production on Master of Dark Shadows, a new documentary featuring interviews with fans of the series and the cast members themselves. Along with announcing a release date of April 16th, Mpi Media Group has shared with us the official trailer for the upcoming documentary:

Mpi Media Group has officially released the trailer and announced the release date for it the highly anticipated Master Of Dark Shadows, a comprehensive celebration of the legendary Gothic daytime series Dark Shadows and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis. The film will be available across digital platforms and on DVD April 16, 2019. The feature documentary,
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Grey's Anatomy's Jerrika Hinton Eyes Lead Role in Amazon's Nazi Hunt Drama

Grey's Anatomy's Jerrika Hinton Eyes Lead Role in Amazon's Nazi Hunt Drama
Grey’s Anatomy alum Jerrika Hinton is nearing a deal to join Oscar winner Al Pacino and Jack & Bobby’s Logan Lerman in The Hunt, Amazon’s 10-episode Nazi hunter-themed drama series from executive producer Jordan Peele, TVLine has confirmed.

The Hunt takes place in 1977 New York City, and follows a “diverse band of Nazi hunters” who discover that “hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S.” Pacino will play the play mentor to Lerman’s Jonah Heidelbaum, who sets out to find his grandmother’s murderer and
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Production Wraps On New Dark Shadows Doc – Ian McShane Narrates

Mpi Media Group Wraps Production On Highly Anticpated Documentary ‘Master Of Dark Shadows’ Veteran Actors Ian McShane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Ball And Many Others Come Together To Reflect On Dan Curtis’ Classic Gothic Daytime Drama Mpi Media Group today announced it has completed production on the highly anticipated Master Of Dark Shadows, a comprehensive celebration of …

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Master of Dark Shadows Release Date and Trailer Drop

Tony Sokol Mar 4, 2019

Collinwood casts a long shadow in upcoming doc on Dan Curtis' supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows.

"The Collins blood always had a rather-persistant strength," Barnabas Collins said in the iconic sixties daytime drama Dark Shadows. The series will get an infusion in the upcoming documentary Master Of Dark Shadows, which celebrates of the legendary Gothic series and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis. The Master of Dark Shadows release date is April 16, 2019, when the film will be available across digital platforms and on DVD. In Mpi Media Group's first Master of Dark Shadows trailer we learn the creator of the legendary Gothic soap opera was more than his horror he wrought on daytime and nighttime TV. 

Curtis has always been slightly hidden behind the dark shadows of Dark Shadows. Yes, each episode proclaimed the daytime series was a Dan Curtis production, but that was just because he was good at it.
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Mpi Media Group Wraps Production on Dark Shadows Documentary

  • DailyDead
Through its initial airings and reruns of Dark Shadows, generations of horror fans spent afternoons in the formative years at the Collinwood mansion, where the vampire Barnabas Collins crossed paths with devious humans and all manner of monsters. In 2016, Dark Shadows celebrated its 50th anniversary, and now Mpi Media Group has wrapped production on Master of Dark Shadows, a new documentary featuring interviews with fans of the series and the cast members themselves.

Masters of Dark Shadows is slated for release this spring, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release with more details:

Press Release: Mpi Media Group today announced it has completed production on the highly anticipated Master Of Dark Shadows, a comprehensive celebration of the legendary Gothic daytime series Dark Shadows and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis. The feature documentary, which was shot in New York,
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