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Hollywood Reporter

"The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value."
"The call to our office gave us the opportunity to also confirm the Hallmark Channel will continue to be a safe and family friendly network. Praise the Lord!"
Hallmark Statement on Pulling Ads With Same-Sex Wedding Kiss

Hollywood Reporter | December 14, 2019

Vanity Fair

"What the movie brought back for me was that Roger’s sexual harassment was only the beginning of his manipulation and mind games. Roger Ailes always reminded me of a different omnipotent, fear-inducing wizard, one who maintained control over a kingdom of nervous minions through smoke, mirrors, endless corridors, and devastating demands. I was so struck by Roger’s warped behavior that I began taking contemporaneous notes, as close to verbatim as I could recall, immediately after some of my visits to his inner sanctum. I had planned to turn these notes into a novel, but the following passages never made it into the manuscript. They’ve sat in a notebook, collecting dust in my closet, until now."

Vanity Fair | December 14, 2019

Rolling Stone

Soderbergh Looks To The Limey And Back Again

Rolling Stone | December 14, 2019

LA Times

“I am reeling from the brutal loss of Scott, his passion and humor and irascible clarity. I will see aspects of the world through his eyes, always.”
"The moral equivalent of a book-burning."
Writer And Cultural Critic Scott Timberg Was 50

LA Times | December 14, 2019

"Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab—and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job As part of the sale, the Atlantic is making layoffs."

December 14, 2019

Chicago Film Critics Devour Parasite: Picture, Director, Foreign, Original Screenplay: Little Women Shuffles Adapted, Score, Costume Design, Florence Pugh; Once Upon A Time ... Imagines Art Direction, Brad Pitt

December 14, 2019

LA Times

"They might've been blocked at the border, or stuck it out like the others. “And Milos might never have gone on to win two Academy Awards,” he says. “But destiny wanted otherwise."
PAGE ONE: Ivan Passer Remembers Life Alongside Milos Forman

Behind The Passer-Forman Story

LA Times | December 14, 2019


“They editorialized wildly and printed assumptions as facts,” Billy Ray says. “They compared him to noted mass murderer Wayne Williams. And this was after he had saved hundreds of lives. Now a movie comes along 23 years later, a perfect chance for the AJC to atone for what they did to Richard and to admit to their misdeeds. And what do they decide to do? They launch a distraction campaign. They deflect and distort.”

Vulture | December 14, 2019

Adding to the FYC Screenplays; The Irishman

December 14, 2019

"We, as a culture, are obsessed with female sexuality without actually talking about female subjectivity. We’re obsessed with speculating on female sexuality without asking women about their sexuality, and what it actually entails. I feel like people make references to the body part all the time, and get it wrong. That’s actually the labia, that’s actually the vagina, or that’s the whatever, blah blah, blah. I have children, and one of them said something like, 'Well, you did poop out three kids,' and I said, 'Oh my gosh, I totally did not, I guarantee you.'"

December 14, 2019


"Couple of Richard Jewell thoughts: I don't have a problem with a movie in which the villains are the FBI and a newspapers. Gov't and media institutions screw up, and it's good for dramatic fiction to hold them to account. However... Eastwood seems to think they screw up by refusing to believe stories of heroes and individualists, and/or by being mean or cynical or unethical. No, when they/we screw up, it's usually by being too credulous, not too skeptical."

Twitter | December 14, 2019

Adrian Curry Displays Best Movie Posters of 2019

December 14, 2019


“Once the first project officially has its green light, then I think you’re gonna see me directing a lot of stuff for quite a long time. Barring any further catastrophe.”
Richard Kelly Plans Return To Film

Independent | December 13, 2019


"Discovery Networks has informed many of its top composers that, beginning in 2020, they must give up all performance royalties paid for U.S. airings, and that they must sign away their ability to collect royalties on all past shows on its networks."

Variety | December 13, 2019


Olivia Wilde Threads Her Reply To Richard Jewell Reactions

Twitter | December 13, 2019