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DGA Awards 2021: Chloé Zhao Wins for ‘Nomadland’ (Full List of Winners)

DGA Awards 2021: Chloé Zhao Wins for ‘Nomadland’ (Full List of Winners)
The 73rd annual Directors Guild of America Awards kicked off on Saturday evening. The awards honored the best directing in film and television of the past year.

This year, nominees Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari,” Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman,” David Fincher for “Mank,” Aaron Sorkin for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland” vied for the top directorial prize for film, with Zhao winning.

On the TV side, “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Homeland,” and “The Flight Attendant” won the major prizes, shaking up the race as we head into Emmys season.

The DGA prize is often considered a bellwether for the Best Director Oscar. Recent DGA winners that went on to repeat at the Academy Awards include Alfonso Cuarón for “Roma,” Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water,” Damien Chazelle for “La La Land,” and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for both “The Revenant” and “Birdman
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DGA Awards live blog: We’re revealing the 2021 winners as they happen [Updating]

DGA Awards live blog: We’re revealing the 2021 winners as they happen [Updating]
Even though this year’s Directors Guild of America ceremony is taking place virtually, there is no way to watch the DGA Awards online. But you’re in luck — Gold Derby has access to Saturday’s show and we’ll be revealing all of the 2021 winners as they happen live. Scroll down for our minute-by-minute breakdown of all of the champions, the A-list presenters and the special honors for this 73rd annual ceremony.

As a reminder, these kudos honor the best helmers of the year in film and television, as voted on by more than 18,000 members of the directing guild. The all-important DGA feature film category, which will be presented last, will serve as an important bellwether of the Best Director Oscar. Why? Because the guild and the academy have only disagreed eight times over the past seven decades, including last year when Sam Mendes (“1917”) won the DGA but Bong Joon Ho
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2021 DGA Awards: Full winners list in 3 film and 8 TV categories

2021 DGA Awards: Full winners list in 3 film and 8 TV categories
The 73rd Directors Guild of America Awards took place on Saturday, April 10 in a virtual ceremony. These kudos honored the best helmers of the year in film and television, as voted on by more than 18,000 members of the directing guild. The all-important DGA feature film nominees were Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”), Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”), David Fincher (“Mank”), Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) and Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”). Scroll down for the full winners list in three film and eight TV categories.

The DGA’s feature film category is one of the most telling bellwethers for the Best Director Oscar. The guild and the academy have only disagreed eight times over the past seven decades, including last year when Sam Mendes (“1917”) won the DGA but Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”) claimed the Oscar. Will this year’s guild winner follow the path of so many prior champs?
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‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ Among New Blood at DGA Awards TV Nominations

‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ Among New Blood at DGA Awards TV Nominations
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the television nominations for the 2020 DGA Awards on Monday, honoring “Ted Lasso,” “WandaVision,” and “The Queen’s Gambit” as examples of some of the finest directorial work that the medium has to offer.

Both Comedy and Drama categories saw complete turnover in nominees from 2019, with none of the series honored last year airing episodes during the window of eligibility in 2020. Therefore the celebration is guaranteed to get an injection of fresh blood, a welcome development with any awards body.

Curiously, the wide open field allowed for some surprising series to garner their first ever DGA nominations, including AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”

Also announced today were the DGA Award nominations for Documentary, including nods for “Boys State” and “The Truffle Hunters.”

The Theatrical Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees for this year’s DGA Awards will be announced Tuesday,
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Peacock Picks Up Craig Robinson Comedy & Lorne Michaels’ ‘Bust Down’ To Series

Peacock Picks Up Craig Robinson Comedy & Lorne Michaels’ ‘Bust Down’ To Series
A Craig Robinson comedy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine pair Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici and a casino comedy starring Chris Redd and Sam Jay from Lorne Michaels have been picked up to series at Peacock.

The streamer has handed series orders to the Untitled Craig Robinson Project, which was formerly known as Killing It, and Bust Down.

The Robinson comedy, which received a script to series commitment last summer, is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.

It reunited The Office star Robinson, who has appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake’s friend and nemesis, Doug Judy, aka the Pontiac Bandit, with the NBC comedy’s co-creator Goor and exec producer Del Tredici.

It has been given a ten-episode order with Goor and Del Tredici writing and exec producing and Robinson and Mark Schulman also exec producers.
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Peacock Orders Comedies With Craig Robinson and ‘SNL’s’ Chris Redd

Peacock Orders Comedies With Craig Robinson and ‘SNL’s’ Chris Redd
Peacock has ordered a pair of comedies, one led by Craig Robinson and the other with “SNL” cast member Chris Redd.

The NBCUniversal streaming service picked up 10 episodes of the Untitled Craig Robinson Project that is from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici, who will both write and executive produce. Robinson has recurred on the NBC cop comedy throughout its run (including in its Fox days) as Doug Judy, aka the Pontiac Bandit.

The Peacock series is described as a “comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.” Robinson and Mark Schulman also serve as executive producers. The project is produced by Universal Television.

Redd, meanwhile, will star in “Bust Down” alongside Sam Jay, Langston Kerman and Jak Knight. The six-episode series, from “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels, follows four casino employees in
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‘Real Housewives of Miami’ Revival in the Works at Peacock, Streamer Orders Comedies ‘Bust Down,’ Craig Robinson Series

‘Real Housewives of Miami’ Revival in the Works at Peacock, Streamer Orders Comedies ‘Bust Down,’ Craig Robinson Series
A “Real Housewives of Miami” revival was among the programming announcements Peacock made on Wednesday as part of its Television Critics Association presentation.

The original “Rhom” aired on Bravo from 2011-2013 for four seasons. The move to develop the show at Peacock is significant, as it would be the first show in the “Real Housewives” franchise to air outside of Bravo, further emphasizing the importance streaming will play in the years to come.

The Real Housewives of Miami” is produced by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Cooper Green serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen will also executive produce.

In addition, Peacock announced series orders for two scripted comedy projects, an unscripted series, and two docuseries. The first comedy stars Craig Robinson. The series, formerly known as “Killing It,” has received a 10 episode order. The show is said to be about class, capitalism and one man’s
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‘Work Wife’: Angelique Cabral & Tone Bell Star, Kelly Ripa Recurs In ABC Pilot Inspired By Ripa & Ryan Seacrest

‘Work Wife’: Angelique Cabral & Tone Bell Star, Kelly Ripa Recurs In ABC Pilot Inspired By Ripa & Ryan Seacrest
ABC has assembled the cast of Work Wife, a single-camera comedy inspired by the real-life partnerships of longtime friends and Live with Kelly & Ryan co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, and David Windsor and Casey Johnson, the longtime writing-producing team and The Real O’Neals co-creators.

Angelique Cabral (Life In Pieces) and Tone Bell (Fam) will play the two central characters, with Christopher Gorham, Annapurna Sriram, Matt Shively and Maile Flanagan also starring and Ripa playing a recurring role in the pilot, from Seacrest’s Ryan Seacrest Productions, Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions and ABC Studios, where both Ryan Seacrest Prods and Milojo Prods are based.

More from DeadlineABC Orders 'Work Wife' Comedy Pilot Inspired By Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest From 'Real O'Neals' Co-CreatorsTone Bell Comedy From Craig Gerard & Matt Zinman, Richie Keen & Cedric the Entertainer In Works At CBS'Fam' Comedy Canceled By CBS After One Season
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Tone Bell Comedy From Craig Gerard & Matt Zinman, Richie Keen & Cedric the Entertainer In Works At CBS

Tone Bell Comedy From Craig Gerard & Matt Zinman, Richie Keen & Cedric the Entertainer In Works At CBS
Exclusive: Former Fam star Tone Bell is returning to CBS with a new multi-camera comedy project. The network is developing the project as a possible starring vehicle for Bell, who is executive producing.

Based on a story by Bell and inspired by real-live events, the untitled comedy is from from writer-producers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman (Happy Together), director-producer Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Cedric the Entertainer’s A Bird and a Bear Productions, and CBS TV Studios, where Gerard and Zinman are under a deal.

Written by Gerard and Zinman from a story by Bell, in the Untitled Tone Bell Project, after a pregnancy scare, a carefree thirty-something decides he’s ready to settle down and tries to change his life so he can go from Mr. Right Now to Mr. Right.

Gerard and Zinman executive produce with Bell and Keen, along with Cedric and Eric Rhone
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Vancouver Film: "Batwoman", "Siren", "Supergirl"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for July 2019, including "Batwoman", "Siren", "Supergirl" and a whole lot more:

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A Babysitters Guide To Monster Hunting

Local Production Company: Double Double Productions Ulc.

Director: Rachel Talalay

Producer: Ivan Reitman, Amie Karp

Aug 06/19 - Oct 16/19

The Main Event

Local Production Company: Main Event Movie Inc.

Director: Jay Karas

Producer: Ian Hay

Jun 19/19 - Aug 12/19

TV Movie

Christmas Harmony

Local Production Company: Chp Productions Ltd.

Director: Catherine Cyran

Producer: Greg Malcolm, Vicki Sotheran

Jun 17/19 - Jul 08/19

Killer In The Guest House

Local Production Company: Thriller Productions Inc.

Director: Tony Dean Smith

Producer: Navid Soofi

Jun 17/19 - Jul 03/19

Random Acts Of Christmas

Local Production Company: Jolly Productions Inc.

Director: Marita Grabiak

Producer: Navid Soofi

Jun 17/19 - Jul 08/19

Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen

Local Production Company: Ss&s Productions Inc.

Director: David Winning

Producer: Vicki Sotheran, Greg Malcolm

Jul 08/19 - Jul 25/19

Shopping
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Netflix Orders ‘The Healing Powers Of Dude’ Family Live Action Comedy Series

Netflix has ordered eight episodes of The Healing Powers of Dude, a family live action single camera comedy series from Erica Spates and Sam Littenberg-Weisberg. Richie Keen directs four episodes and executive produces.

Co-created by Spates and Littenberg-Weisberg based on personal experience with social anxiety disorder, The Healing Powers of Dude centers on Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder. When Noah has to start middle school, he turns to a mutt named Dude, a sarcastic emotional support dog who might need Noah as much as Noah needs him.

The series stars Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!), Larisa Oleynik, Laurel Emory (Heartstrings), Mauricio Lara, Sophie Jaewon Kim, Dude the Dog, and newcomer Jace Chapman.
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Vancouver Film - "90210", "Project Blue Book", "Altered Carbon"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for June 2019, including  "90210", "Project Blue Book", "Altered Carbon" and a whole lot more:

New Media Feature

Coffee & Kareem

Local Production Company: Coffee Break Productions Inc.

Director: Michael J.E. Dowse

Producer: Ed Helms, Michael Falbo, Dan Clarke

Apr 22/19 - Jun 04/19

Operation Christmas Drop

Local Production Company: Ocd Productions Inc.

Director: Martin Wood

Producer: Steve McGlothen

May 22/19 - Jun 28/19

The Main Event

Local Production Company: Main Event Movie Inc.

Director: Jay Karas

Producer: Ian Hay

Jun 17/19 - Aug 16/19

TV Movie

All Summer Long

Local Production Company: Anchor Road Productions Ltd.

Director: Peter DeLuise

Producer: Harvey Kahn

Jun 03/19 - Jun 24/19

Darrow And Darrow 4 - Burden Of Proof

Local Production Company: Darrow 4 Productions Inc.

Director: Michael Robison

Producer: Jamie Goehring, Kevin Leslie

Jun 03/19 - Jun 21/19

Mystery 101: Movie 3 - Words Can Kill

Local Production Company: MU3 Productions Inc.

Director: Andy Mikita

Producer: Jamie Goehring,
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Will Ferrell eSports comedy finds a director

If you cast your mind back to 2016, you may recall that Will Ferrell attached himself to an untitled eSports comedy set up at Legendary Pictures, and now comes word that the project has found a director and is now gearing up to press start.

Deadline reports that the film will be directed by Richie Keen, who made his feature debut on the Ice Cube-Charlie Day comedy Fist Fight from 2017. His previous TV credits include the likes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Goldbergs and Disjointed.

The comedy will see Ferrell playing a middle-aged gamer who has managed to maintain impeccable hand-eye coordination and competes in various eSports competitions with his professional team, comprised of much younger gamers, which makes him stand out.

In addition to the eSports comedy, director Keen is also attached to direct an adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic book series Imagine Agents for 20th Century Fox,
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Film News Roundup: Will Ferrell Sports Comedy Attracts Richie Keen to Direct

Film News Roundup: Will Ferrell Sports Comedy Attracts Richie Keen to Direct
In today’s film news roundup, Will Ferrell’s sports comedy hires a director, Leonard Maltin launches a film festival and Spike Lee’s “Son of the South” fills out its cast.

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Fist Fight” director Richie Keen has signed direct a previously announced eSports comedy at Legendary Pictures that has Will Ferrell attached to star.

Keen has directed segments of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Goldbergs” and the Kathy Bates Netflix series “Disjointed.” He will direct from a script by Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme with Ferrell starring as a member of a professional eSports team, competing in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

He most recently starred with John C. Reilly in “Holmes & Watson.” The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Film Festival

Film critic Leonard Maltin is launching a three-day Maltinfest on May 10-
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Richie Keen To Direct Will Ferrell In eSports Comedy At Legendary

Richie Keen To Direct Will Ferrell In eSports Comedy At Legendary
Exclusive: Richie Keen, the director behind the Ice Cube-Charlie Day comedy Fist Fight, has been tapped to direct an eSports comedy at Legendary Pictures that has Will Ferrell attached to star.

Fist Fight marked Keen’s feature directorial debut. He has directed multiple episodes for shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Goldbergs and the Kathy Bates-starring Netflix series Disjointed.

Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme penned the film, in which Ferrell will star as a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

Keen will also produce the pic alongside Mosaic.

Repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Keen is also attached to direct Michael Keaton in the Boom! Studios comic film adaptation Imagine Agents.
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'Fist Fight' Director to Helm E-Sports Comedy Starring Will Ferrell

'Fist Fight' Director to Helm E-Sports Comedy Starring Will Ferrell
Game on. 

Richie Keen, who has directed episodes of such television series as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Goldbergs as well as the 2017 comedy film Fist Fight, is set to helm an upcoming comedy from Legendary Pictures centered on e-sports, with Will Ferrell attached to star, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

The film is Keen's sophomore feature directorial effort, following Fist Fight, which starred Sunny alum Charlie Day and Ice Cube. The plot centers on Ferrell's character who, at an age much older than his fellow e-athletes, joins the world of competitive e-sports.
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‘Village Gazette’: Richie Keen To Direct NBC Comedy Pilot Presentation

‘Village Gazette’: Richie Keen To Direct NBC Comedy Pilot Presentation
Exclusive: Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is set to direct and co-executive produce Village Gazette, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot presentation from Amber Ruffin — who also will star — Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker’s Sethmaker Shoemakers Productions, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Universal TV.

Written by Ruffin and Shelly Gossman (Saturday Night Live), Village Gazette centers on Amber (Ruffin), the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. She loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in her hometown. When the newspaper owners hire a reporter (Tommy Dewey) who’s looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in.

Ruffin and Gossman executive produce with Meyers and Shoemaker and Broadway Video’s Michaels and Andrew Singer. Keen co-executive produces. Universal TV is the studio.

Keen’s TV directing credits include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
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‘Happy Accident’: JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In ABC’s Family Comedy Pilot

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‘Happy Accident’: JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In ABC’s Family Comedy Pilot
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World and Once Upon A Time alumna JoAnna Garcia Swisher is returning to ABC as a lead opposite Matt Walsh in Happy Accident, ABC’s single-camera family comedy pilot from Modern Family writers Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack, 20th Century Fox TV.

Written and executive produced by Higginbotham and Pollack, Happy Accident revolves around two Pittsburgh families — a father, Bud (Walsh), with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.

Swisher will play Eleanor Bennett, a professor at Pitt who is also Bud’s (Walsh) oldest daughter.

Swisher most recently starred as Amy Cabrera in Kevin (Probably) Saves the World) which aired for one season on ABC. She previously recurred as Ariel on ABC’s Once Upon A Time and played a lead on the network’s limited series The Astronaut Wives Club.
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Hulu adaptating comic book Old City Blues as TV series

Hulu has announced that it has acquired the TV rights to Boom! Studios’ comic book series Old City Blues from creator Giannis Milonogiannis and is developing the project as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio.

Set in the near future, the graphic novel series follows the men and women of the New Athens police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant Hayashi Corporation. When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of lead detective and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will leads them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.
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Jimmy Kimmel Joins ABC’s ‘Man Of The House’ Comedy Pilot

Jimmy Kimmel Joins ABC’s ‘Man Of The House’ Comedy Pilot
Jimmy Kimmel will be adding his voice to Man of the House, ABC’s multi-camera hybrid family comedy pilot from Gail Berman’s The Jackal Group, ABC Studios and Scandal star Kerry Washington’s studio-based Simpson Street. Kimmel joins previously announced Alyson Hannigan, Leslie Bibb, Jake Short, Jenna Ortega and Reece Caddell.

The host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will provide the voice-over/narration of the grownup version of Jake Short’s character Bradley. Kimmel’s voice-over provides the point of view of Bradley looking back fondly at the women who made him the man he is today.

Written by Vijal Patel and Frank Pines inspired by Pines’ life and directed by Richie Keen, the family comedy revolves around two recently divorced, very different sisters who, against their better judgment, move in together to raise their collective kids. Jessie (Hannigan) is a sensitive social worker and overprotective mom to
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